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Report from Bro. Conger.
On Tuesday, about noon, we
C astle H ock , W. T.»
reached our destination, arriving at
Aug. 13, 1883
Mr. Death’s, in Upper
5 Valley, warm, tired, dusty, thirsty
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hungry. We quenched our
ncouraged by having a Christian ! have been several hundred, as there
ffiTrst with the crystal water of
a our employ. Two weeks ago, I were present all the time from one
Prairie creek that rushed . down
fter considerable correspondence, I hundred to three hundred, some of closed at this place.
Svited a young man named Laksh- whom stayed only a few minutes,
from the lofty mountains on the
>an Prasad to come to us. He is others remaining longer, and others
south, which yet wear some frag
! California, August 4th ; commenced
2 years of age, and turned from still who listened all the time. I
ments of their white winter robe.—-
.hmanism four years ago, umber | observed many fine looking men in a meet ing at that time which icon
After refreshments, which em
instruction of the Friends at the audience, which was composed
braced a large dish» of re 1 fish, I
afterwards of Hindus and Mussel men of all
went to the pleasant residence of
kted with the Canadian Pres- ages and conditions, who were added to the church, all by primi- Bro. J. C. Tucker (elder of the
tive obedience. A good attendance, "‘Christian church), and on inquiry
[Jerian M is.sio?L at rndQ-re
ice been employed as catechist according to their different castes, and general interest was manifested I found my appointment had not
and Bible reader. He is the young- trades and wealth. I was much during the erftire meeting.
reached them ; but a school-house
■■ of eleven sons of a wealthy interested in the boys, of whom I
was near by and a large school in
Upthman living in Hosbangabad. counted at one time more than
actiye operation, under the success
fie has one brother who is a Chris- fifty, who pressed close up to us,
full guidance of Mr. Rouse, who
tian and Bible reader at Sohagpur. paying sharp attention and pre
stands high as a teacher and moral
He tells some very interesting in- serving good order. Several ques
gentleman. While I threw myself
S ummerville , O r .,
Ctlents in hu turning away from tions were asked by shrewd look
upon the bed to rest my weary
Aug. 9, 1883.
the nligion of his father, who is ing Musselmen, evidently with the Uro. Floyd:
frame, Bro. Tucker rushed off to
now 85 years ©f aoe, which I may purpose of catching the speaker in
On Friday before the fourth the school and announced that I
H?? ® ®.. a K- A t p re sen t WLLphis words. Lakshowm-^M fhewr-ii L oh T m day "Tn July,! started from would preach there the next even
Eve engage7rT<Ti¡í~ón trial? as our they would read the Bible they home in company with my family ing at 4 o’clock, at Which time I
acher in Hindi, while I am teach- would find their questions an for the two days basket meeting in began talking to a small audience,
¡g him the way of the Lord as fast swered, or that if they would come Indian valley, which we enjoyed and continued for seven days, with
imy strength will allow me, and to my bungalow he would talk on Saturday and Sunday following. a result of four accessions; one by
|>ray that he may prove a faithful with them. He sold a few copies We feasted pretty high upon the relation and three by confession
feci pie. He needs to learn many of the Gospels, we made our salaam nice dinners prepared by the good and baptism. n
lings. His ability to speak, with and walked away.
When I went there I found
sisters. I preached four discourses
,ny commendable qualities of
This is the first distribution and at this meeting, but no visible re- eleven Disciples who had been or
frftad and heart, make him a very reading of the Holy Scriptures ever suits.
ganized into a congregation over
promising young man.
made to these people in their own
After services closed Sunday three years ago by Bro. Boly, who
K After he has heard us recite our tongue, and though this is a small evening I started for the Willowa, returned home, and was soon called
Basons for the day, he goes every and weak beginning, we believe this in company with Bro. and sister hence to rest from his labors, while
evening about six o’clock to the sowing of the Word will, under Reasoner, while my family returned his works do follow him. I under
city and reads the Scriptures, and God’s favor, prepare the fields for home. Wearied with my labors in stand he never visited them again
speaks to the people. And singular the future harvest. It is a great the open air (fjr the meeting was after their organization ; hence they
as it may seem to you, he then sells joy to our hearts to be able in some in a grove) I passed the night in have been without preaching all
copies of- the gospel to any one de- measure to bring the true light to sweet repose under the hospitable this time ; yet they seem to be very
String to buy them, at three pice (a those who sit in darkness. 4* The roof of Bro. Reasoner.
zealous and anxious to do their
ittle more than two cents) per copy, entrance of Thy word giveth light.”
On Monday, about 9 A. M, Bro. duty. While I was there they
pay nearly four pice a copy for
G. L. W harton .
and Mater R., Miss Beath (a teacher broke the loaf and agreed to meet
Htirda, C. P., India, June 25, 1883.
tiem, and I would gladly gi ve them
of tne Willowa) and myself started regularly, preacher or no preacher.
way, but all missions in India
P. S.—I would most gladly write from Bro. R.’s for the great lake in So now they have fifteen in num
ave found it best to sell all books often to the many dear friends who the Upper Willowa, a distance of ber; all in harmony. I expect to
nd even tracts for a small sum. cheer us with their letters did my about fifty miles. In. about nine visit them again this fall, at which
n this way evil disposed persons time and strength permit. To act miles we reached the Willowa time we expect a glorious harvest
o not gobble up all our books; as special correspondent might be river, after descending a mountain of ingathering.
The Willowa is not as good a
esides, by paying something for a very .pleasant, but it is not the which my peor cannot portray, country asl expected to see. It
ook, they, are more likely to ap work a missionary to tho heathen thence the road lead* directly up has been greatly overrated to me,
reciare it than if it were given is sent to do. Our interest in all the river through a rugged canyon though the soil, grass and water is
rem. I have bought already one home affairs of Church and State is for a distance of nine miles, while good. The lake is also beautiful, •
undred and twenty-four copies ol not diminished, but lather in the craggy mountains rise directly full one mile broad and four miles
long; depth unknown. It abounds
le gospel by Matthew, beside* creased, and I can not sufficiently from the river to a frightful height with
red fish, of which Bro.
veral of the other gospels, and thank those who write often and on either side. The road is just a Reasoner procured two kits and
any copies of the Acts of the receive so little attention in return. grade in the hill-side, and in places presented me with one, for which I
nostles, some of which we Bell The letters and papers from home full of rock, hence 1 was bumped, was very thankful.
On the first day of August I
ale among the Bweetest pleasures thumped and unmercifully shaken
for Grande Ronde, and
Last Saturday evening I went to that dwellers in India experience, up. Next day I was as sore, stiff
reached my home about noon on
> city with Lakshman, and we and we hope our friends will not and stupid as a foundered horse. the third. Found Mrs. Jones and
•k our stand on the stone steps grow weary.
It is enough to wilt the spirit of a the children all well except our
the old clock tower, which is
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pioneer. Our faith and an applica- oldest boy ; he was not well but
lated in the., center of the open
has recovered since. They seemed
On Sunday heaven’s gates stand Lion of the rod to the brother’s Ceam to be glad to see the wanderer.
-ar. He commenced reading the
iptures in a clear though* not | open.— Georye Herbert.
brought us safely through this
J. M J ones ,
sons daily visit us asking for
medicines or sdmething, many times
‘inquiring about oyr object here anti
ur religion, all of which almost
loud voice, and soon a crowd ;
gathered around us-listening atten
tively to the reading and after
wards to the »peaking. During the