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OHTtlSTIA-TST ' HERALD,
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_ A rain somewhat interfered with
th e Sunday KchooT Institute at
W illiams. Many of the brethren
and sisters were prevented from
J. Durham, Col- coining, -Bro. Hand eame to the
rescue and we went on with most
of the performances.
house and a mammothTradingpnsr
r in Salt Lake City, control the lltah
Central Railroad, and collect $500,- CONDUCTED BY, I’llOF.
000 a year in tithes from the faith* I
n^tur intended for
Hh°uld be addled to rruf.
ful followers of the Church of the logo City, California.
Latter Day Saints.
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A capital story is told in Paris of
It is not very becoming in a
an American lady who at an inn in
preacher to try to prove his pro
Normandy was deputed, as being
positions in the pulpit by using
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to make the arrangements for their
“ He’s a liar,” “ Who says so and
accommodation. She did her best
so.” Of course these are knock
—which was a long way short of
down arguments, but they are the
perfection but the clerk did not
kind that produces knock-downs
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iu_thc saloons and other disreput-
were jsrgon toiier.
peration, shs said, slowly and with
I said the language is not be
awful distinctness: “Do—you—
coming, that is too mild a form to
: - “ Waal,
ivv »» j |
ana vulgar ai>d
•• Guess I’d orter speak Eng- far-
beneath the JiginFy of a
mii«. fm,» proclaimer of the gospel of salva-
. lish. 1 was raised ten miles from
tion. In fact such words never
ought to fall from the lips of one of
Reports from Panama show that the Lord’s embassadors, scarcely
active work is going forward on the even in jest. And the preacher
maiitime canal, and before long that has to prove his propositions
15,000 men and many machines will by such arguments as those to
.zhaJ^LHily jMqraged in excavating. which 1 have alluded, has run out
The great difficulty, that oFmanag-’
ing the Chagrcs River, is yet to be the “ billdosing ” cudgel.
encountered. The rapidity of the world will never be convinced in
work will be much hastened during this manfiefT“llTd tt—wiH not
the winter, the most favorable sea strengthen the saints. Christianity
son. One American dredge, the must stand on its merits, it has ar
Hercules,removes 0,000 cubic metres guments numberless in quantity
of earth a day. The |>ort works at and unanswerable in quality, if
Colon are nearly complete, and the has arguments for every form of its
whole work will be finished in two propositions, its bulwarks are im
years, according to the roseate dis \ pregnable, it has forts that are as
patches. Just at this moment M . invulnerable as the throne of
de Lesseps is claiming that the con Jehovah himself.
struction of such great works of in angel^ of the Lord camp around
ternational communication as the about those that fear him. All
Sue* and Panama Canals introduces these truths and facts make the
a new principle in the relations of Christian warrior bold and fearless,
nations. His argument is that the strong and
association of the capital of the ’ weapons are mighty through God
world in enterprises of this kind, to the pulling down of strongholds.
conduces to a solidarity of the in Let then the “children of light”
terests of all nations, and tends to use discretion, sound judgment,
raise them above the plane of polit that our good be not evil spoken of.
ical tontlict Experience in regard Zeal should not run away with the
•to the Sqex Canal hardly yet bears i judgment, particularly of those who
would be teachers of the people and
out this claim.
j expounders of the word.
Prof. Philip Schaff says that the
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Old Testament is still in the hands
of the American revisers, who are
preparing the American appendix •
Bro. Foster ministers to the
that is, selecting from all their read brethren at Santa . Rosa half his
ings and renderings which the time, one-fourth at Fulton, and
British revisers have rejected those i
which they deem worth laying be one-fourth at Petaluma.
fore the public for final decision.
Bro. J. H. Rosecrans, our Singing
The revised Old Testament will
probably be published before next and Sundày-school Evangelist, will
spring. Then the convocation of go to Vkiah, in Mendocino county,
Canterbury, which originated the
movement, will subject it to official next Vkiah .is the field of Bro.
Bro. G. R. Hand is now seventy-
ono years of age, his locks are like
the snow, but his eye is not much
the fire of his early days. He is a
inaster workman, and can present
tJhe gospel with a power that de-
’nghts the heart.
B ro. Ja mes nderson,.' Wit} Uf Ulir
old pioneer preachers of California,
has been engaged in the Clerk’s
office of Sonoma county, for several
years, but n^pniFout occasionally
and preaches in the country, or at
home in' Santa Rosa; he used to
say when there was no one else or
there was a fifth Sunday.
suiting in thirteen additions.
ers of California. His name is as
household words in northern Cali
fornia. He has many sons and
daughters in the gospel who praise
his name. May he have many
more years to labor in the great
vineyard. Bro. and Sister Dewitt
spent part of last summer in visit
ing their brethren in Colusa, Yolo
left his imprint on their rows,
their locks are very grey, but their
voices are clear and strong, and
they bid fair for many more years
of useful pess. May il)eir““g01d6n‘~
.pe ace and ...
CONDUCTED BY PROF. W. E. YATES, A. M.
All matter intended for thia department
should be handed or sent to Prof. W.. E. Yates
It is sometimes thought by those
The brethren at Pleasant Hill, in
Sonoma county, have agreed to dis not giving much thought to the
band and unite with the church at subject of teaching that scholarship
not able to keep a preacher all the worth for the teacher to possess in
time, and there are several other order to be successful in the school
congregations tn the vicinity that room.—
A person may be a Solomon in
are in the same fix. Probably this
wilj do when they cannot do better, learning, and a failure in teaching.
but it is far better to board at He may possess a good education,
home, I hope they will soon be in ™5Ct. and be totally ignorant Of all
a shape to worship around their methods of instructibn? An~inus-
own firesides. The poor of their tration i§ furnished by the Phila
neighborhood will not get much of delphia cloth merchant who retired
the gospel. Bro. Gentry lives in from the business and had to tell
that community, and he will do all his junior partner how to discrimi
he can. He is a dear and faithful nate and set values on the different
cloths brought to the place of busi
ness. The older merchant was an
• AM»rother writes me asking if he adept in the discrimination of the
did wrong in refusing to loan his discrimination of the cloths; in
horse and buggy to persons who fact, had become wealthy by means
wish to go to a dance. He has of the skill he possessed in being
been censured for refusing on the able to simply glance at the fabric
ground that it was a violation of and let it run through his fingers
the " Golden Rule.” We are to and tell its value. But when he
avoid the’*’ appearance of evil,” and came to instruct his partner in the
exhorted to “ not conform to the art he so well knew was totally at
world.” It is but smiling at a sin a loss. He did not know the first
ful and demoralizing practice, and principle of education, or instruc
it is as merciful to keep a^dumb tion, for he, after hesitation for
animal out of bad company as any methods of explanation, said, “Why,
thing else, so that it would be no all you have to do is to feel of it
thing but good old fashioned bay and loot at it,“ which did not
horse sense to keep a good old make the work any plainer than if
sorret mare in good company, and he had said nothing. So often in
especially if she belongs to a Chris- schools wo find one trying to teach,
who understands well the-subject in
hand, but is not able to intelli-
Bro. A. W. Dewitt, of Tulare ' gently communicate the knowledge*
county, has just closed a very in he has to another.
teresting meeting at Visalia, re-
Instead of telling the child -Jo