Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, August 31, 1883, Page 6, Image 6

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and some of her family were con-
her, table, stool, and candlestick for
> the prophet, and one night about
supper time said to him, " Mr.
Knox, I think you are at a loss by
want of awife?”'TowlnchTTe
t>aid, “ Madam». I think nobody.
will take such a wanderer as I.”
To which she replied, " Sir, if that
be your objection I will make in •
quiry to find an answer against our
next -meeting."“ The lady accord­
ingly addressed herself to her
eldest daughter, telling her she
might be very happy if she could
marry Mr* Knox, who would be a
great' reformer, and a credit to the
church ; but she despised the pro­
posal, hoping that her ladyship
wished her better than to marry a
poor wanderer. The lady addressed
the second daughter, who answered
'as the eldest. Then the lady sp7)kF
to her third daughter, about nine­
teen years of age, who very faintly
paid, “ Madam, I’ll be very willing
io marry him, but I fear he’ll not
take me.” To which the lady re­
plied, “If that be all your objection
1’11 soon get you an answer.” Next
night at supper the lady said, ” Sir,
I have been considering upon a
■wife for you, and find one very
willing.” To which Knox inquired :
** Who is it, Madam ?” She an­
swered, “ My young daughter, sit­
ting by your side at the table.”
Then, addressing himself to the
young lady, he said, “ My bird; are
you willing to marry me ?’, She
answered, “ Yes sir; only I fear
you will not be willing take me.”
He said, “ My bird, if you be willing
to take me you must take your
venture of God’s providence as I do.
I gor through the country some­
times on foot, with a wallet on my
arm and a Bible in it. You may
put some things in for yourself,
and if I bid you take the wallet you
must do it, and go when I go, and
lodge where-1 lodge.” “ Sir,” said
she, “ I’ll do all this.” “ Will you
he as good as your word ?” “ Yes,
I will.” Upon which the marriage
was concluded. She went with
him to Geneva. And as he was
ascending a hill she got up to the
top of it before him, and took the
wallet on her arm, and sitting
down, said, “ Now, good man, am
not I as good as my word ?”— Ex.
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i learned that he that will be a
hero will barely be a man ; that he
that will be nothing but a doer of
his work is sure of his manhood.—
■peorge Macdonald.
Our Work and Christ’s
Our works may be good,-Christs
are mighty as well as good. We
visit the sick, Christ cures them.
We visit the prisoner, Christ re-
Jeases them... that are bound. We
feed the hungry, Christ creates the
gives them a robe of righteousness
fit to wear at the King’s banquet.
We soothe the pillow of the dying,
Christ raises the dead. Ours are
works of charity, his arc works of
charity that are mighty. Wc may
be benevolent and wonderful • in
working. .It is a great thing to
build a hospital for the sick or an
asylum for orphans; but if our
physicians had half the skill and
might of Christ, the Great Physi­
cian, there would be no need of
hospitals and asylurns, for they
.CQUld then do the mightier works
that die did, and cure all manner of
sickness aiid heal all manner of
diseases, by a word, or a look or a
tottch~4f“onr~stfttesttren had half
the wisdom that Christ displayed
in parrying the subtle thrusts of
men, and allaying their passions,
statesmanship would be made easy.
It is a mghty work to subdue to
submission and peace a belligerent
people, or to hurl back foreign
invasion from the shores of a com­
monwealth ; but it is a mightier
work to rest from the grip of thé
devil a stolen world which he has
taught to hate God, its Maker, to
subdue it to penitence and bring it
back to allegiance. This was vir­
tually accomplished when Christ
walked forth from the sepulchre,
ascended on high, and led captivity
captive.— Christian Intelligencer.
Character Strength.
There is, perhaps, no better test
of a man’s real character than the
way he bears himself Under just
reproof. Every man makes mis­
takes ; every man commits faults ;
but not every man has the honesty
and meekness to acknowledge his
errors and to welcome the criticism
which points them out to him.
It is rarely diftcult for us to find
an excuse for our courge, if it’s an
excuse we are looking tor. It is, in
fact, always easier to spring to an
angry defense of ourselves than to
calmly acknbwledge the justice of
another’s righteous condemnation of
some wrong action of ours ; but to
nil use to adopt this latter course;
when we know that we are wrong,
is to reveal to our better conscious­
ness, and often to the consciousness
of others, an essential defect in our
eWacter.,- • :
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He is strong who dares confess
that he is weak ; he is already
tottering to 'a fall who needs to
bolster up the weaknesses of his
personality-by all sorts of transpar­
ent shams. It is not in vain that
Sc’fiplur F sayTsT^Repf0V0 onerthat*
hath understanding, and he will
understand knowledge ;” for one of
the best evidences of the possession
of that discreet self-judgment which
stands at the basis of the best
means of gaining it when it is lack­
ing, is just the willingness to accept
merited reproof, and to profit by it
when accepted.— Rural Home.
Programme of Annual Meeting
of the Oregon State Mission­
ary Convention at Salem,
commencing W ednesday.Oct.
3, 1883.
2 P. M. Preliminary organization.
Appointment of Committee on
Credentials. '
7 p . m . Address of Welcome, J.
W. Spriggs, pastor of the church-
Response, W. H. Adams, President
of Convention.
.7 P j . m - " Faith or Knowledge-
J. F. Floyd
9 A. m . Devotional Exercise
(Executive Session).
Reports of Committees.
% P. M. '^Tadies Aids?n Essa
by Mrs. A. M. Bedwell.
“ Service of Song.” Discussion
opened by P. R. Burnett.
7. P. M. Address, J. W. Spriggs.
N ote .—The intention of the
Board is to have exclusively exe­
cutive’s session in the morning
Discussions afternoon and Address­
es in the evening. We trust this
will prove ter be to the best inter­
ests of the Convention.
C or . S ec .
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P alouse C ity , W. T.
Bro. Floyd :
Please announce through the
H erald that I have changed my
residence from Spangle, W. T., to
near Palouse City, W. T. Corres­
pondents will please address me
at Palouse City.
Your brother in Christ,
9 A. m . Devotional Exercises.
C. J. W right .
(Executive session).
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Reports from churches.
Report of the Board.
M t . H ope , K s .,
Report of Committee on Consti­
Aug. 13, 1883.
Bro. Floyd :
Election of Officers.
In a meeting here with 44 addi­
New Business.
2 P. M. The present condition tions. Will close in a few days.
Your brother,
and demands of our work in the
F. M. R ains .
State. A conference opened by B.
Wolverton, Cor. Secretary.
“ Church Government.” Discus­
sion opened by D. M. Doty.
D owney C ity , C al .,
7 P. M. Address, “The Evangel­
Aug. 15, 1883.
ist; his relation to the church, and Bro. Floyd:
the scope of his work.” Neal
I am just home from the El
Monte Annual Camp-meeting. We
had a most harmonious and happy
9 A. m . Devotional Exercises. meeting and eighteen additions;
14 baptisms, 3 Baptists and one re­
(Executive session)
Evangelistic work in the State; claimed, besides 5 by letter—in all
Organization and distribution of 23.
I baptized two at Downey just
[Here will come in more fully before going to thil meeting, and
the maturing of plans for the util­ Bro. I. Coats baptized four at Olive
izing of all our strength. Let noni school-house.
C. K endrick .
fail to be present with his wants
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and pledges that all may be heard.
—Cor. Sec.]
2 p, M. Lord’s day Services. A
Scio, O r ., Aug. 20, 1883.
conference opened by H. T. Mor­ Bro. J. F. Floyd:
Permit me through the H erald
“Marriage and Divorce.” Ad­ to say to the brethren that our^
dress by R, H, Moss.
short vacation and visit to tho SoJ*