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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1883)
Letter from Bro. Sharp.
M inneapolis , M inn .,
July 23, 1883.
in a splendid location. Bro. Hold
made them a present of the lot, and
they bought the house from the M.
E. church. Bro. May, who used to
be located at Los Angeles, Cali-
Jornia, has been doing a good work
We closed with Livingston in
our last. This town last fall was a about to go to Colorado Springs,
railroad camp, and now it is a sub Colorado, to locate. I attended
stantial town of 2,500 inhabitants preaching last night here and heard
The Park Branch branches off here a splendid discourse from Bro. Gar
to the Yellowstone Park. We next rison, of St. Louis, Mo, of the
go to Billings, a nice town xrf l-,500- -Evwngeli'd. .lie is going to be
inhabitants, which is located in a here for some weeks and labor for
splendid valley and easy of irriga the brethren. I think he would be
tion, yrhich has to be done in this the man for Portland, Oregon. I
p*rt nf the country to be sure of a heard Bro. Leandro Lain, of St.
crop. Next we, were at Mile? Paul, Minh., In the THUHHTig at St.
City, about 150 miles from Billings, Paul. They started the work there
which is a nice town, but has not eight months ago, and are doing
improved as much as the others on nicely; have gathered together
getting the railroad. Glendine is a about 40 members here. No place
very nice town and improving very of worship, but meet in the Young
fast. It is located in a fine stock Men’s Christian rooms. These are
country. From thence we reach the first congregations of Disciples
the Pyramid Park, or bad lands, I have met since I left W. T. Bro.
caused by fire burning out the coal Lain is a worker, and is doing a
underneath in places, and the land good work. Bro. Hay will be
breaks up and tumbles down and missed very much in' Minneapolis.
ruins it foT farming purposes, but
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makes it splendid for stock raising.
Mondan, on the. west bank of the
Missouri, four miles from Bismark, Letter from Bro. Martin Peter
is the point where the railroad is
building its shops, and is going
M ound R anch , O r .,
to be a large town in the future,
as is also Bismark, which is the
capital of Dakota, and is going to Bro. J. F. Floyd :
I once more sharpen my pencil
be a great railroad center. James
town is located in the midst of the to send a word from our valley.
first grand farming country we There is nothing of much impor
strike after leaving Washington tance, religiously, occurring here.
Our Baptist brethren had a
Territory, and it is sure to be a
town of note in the near future for meeting on Rogue river, about five
its grand golden fields of grain. miles north-west of our residence.
Fargo, situated on the west bank They immersed two persons, one a
of the Red river of the north and lady who had been immersed by
Moorhead on the east side in Minn., the South Methodists two or three
would be one town if.it was not for years ago.
Our meetings are better attended
the fact that one is in D. T. and the r
other in Minn., but they are this summer than they have been
lovely town, both together, of for same time. I have made two
about 15,000 inhabitants, and trips of about 28 miles from my
located in the richest farming home to preach to the good people
country of the N. P. R. R. east of of Applegate, who showed their
appreciation of my visits on the
the Rocky mountains.
Brainerd is where we leave the 3rd and 5th Lord’s days of last
main line of the N. I*. R. R. for month by turning out in large num
this place, and it located in a sandy, bers and bringing food for man and
timbered region of Minn, but is a beast, and giving us two faithful
growing town and one of the N. P. hearings each day. I hope to re
R. R. main towns. Minneapolis port more interest taken in the I
has now about 100,000 people and good cause here ere long. We are
growing very fast, and is a grand pleased with your editorials, and
manufacturing town. About four bid you God speed. We wish you
years ego the cause of our Master to contend earnestly for the “ faith,
was planted here, and we have now reprove, rebuke, with all long
a congregation of about 150 mem suffering and. doctrine.” I am
bers. They have a nice little house much pleased that “ Anderson ”
stepped in and liberated me from in religious matters is worthy of
“ Christian Missionary.” Since the imitation. We believe that the
first of June until now I have had church at that place is blessed with
but little time to w’rite. Through good officers and the members
the working days I was at work, know that as a fact, hence the
and on Lord’s days at meeting. I unity of action in all of their efforts
yjju a number -for good.
of preaching brethren come into
After the 11 o'clock servlces~ bn
your valley. I have heard of none, Lord’s day, announcement was
settlingTn“bur valley, neither have
there been any prominent members (conVnrc at the hour of 2 p. M., and
that I have heard of. I wrould be that provisions were on the ground
glad to have some good, active, live to accommodate all. A general in-
member of the Church df Christ, | vitation was extended to
capable of taking the oversight of assembly that they remain and
the cause in this part, to settle with partake of the basket dinner and
us here. I have labored in “ word enjoy the afternoon services. Per
and doctrine,” as best I knew, for mit us to note just here the fact, as
about nineteen years in this valley, we were informed, that the custom
and now I would like to turn this of the brethren and friends at this
labor over to some brother who place, and has been for years, to
could accomplish more than I. If bring provisions every Lord’s day
I can sell a portion of our land (whether there is preaching or not),
here, wife and I intend spending a and remain after the forenoon ser
year in visiting and seeing those vices, for Sundav-school. This is a
we have lived among, in years gone custom and manifests a greater in
by. Should this come to the eye terest than we have ever witnessed
of any brother such as we have elsewhere in the State, and certain-
named—who wixhes to know , more |y
about this valley, if they will write and for the young in that locality,
to me soon I will be pleased to give that is worthy of imitation of all
them any information I can. My lovers of the cause of Christ. „
P. O. is Jacksonville, twelve miles
At the hour appointed Bro. D.
N. E. from there is Mount^ Ranch,
R. Harris, Superintendent, opened
where we Btop, and entertain many.
the school by singing, which was
Any worthy brother parsing this
engaged in by all, and especially
way will meet with a warm re
was our attention drawn to the
ception here. Bro. G. W. Richard
singing of the little girls and boys,
son rather promised us a visit this
year as he passed through here last which was sublime, after which
spring. Time is passing, Bro. R. prayer was offered by Bro. Jno. O.
Are you coming ? Our love to all. Grubb, the praises of which showed
a heart filled w’ith the love of God,
M artin P eterson .
the classes then took their respec
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tive places, with the teachers head
Letter from Bro. Parks.
ing each class. The lesson being
T ay , OftTjuly 29,1883.
the sixth chapter of Acts was then
The writer, in company with announced, and the Superintendent
Bros. Davis and Baughman, reached proceeded to read the first verse,
home on the 23rd inst. from a visit the entire classes then read the
to the County Cooperation, held at second verse in unison, which was
Hebron, a point some 30 miles dis done alternately through the chap
tant, and situated on the Coast ter. The investigations were in
Fork, about eight miles from Cot deed very interesting, showing that
tage Grove, in a southerly direction the brethren and friends had their
from that town.
The delegation in attendance was Should any of the brethren pass
not so large as usual at former that way and let themselves be
meetings, Owing, perhaps, to the known, you need not fear but that
very busy time with the farmers. you will be cared for, and, like our-
However we are glad to note the selves, will part with such in hope
fact that a more interesting and in to meet again.
Your brother in Christ,
struct vemeeting has not been our
J. W. P arks .
lot to convene with. The religious!
part of this meeting (or might say
the preaching) came off mostly after
As soon as we divorce love from
the business exercises closed.
the occupations of life, wre find
The interest manifested by the that labor degenerates into drudgery.
brethren and friends of that locality —JFAifk