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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 30, 1883)
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’ fiom- Bror W R b^p.
A umsville , Oct. 31,1883.
Deae Bro. Floyd :
I have been intending for some
time to write you a letter. But I
am 77 years old, and seldom feel
aNe to undertake such a task.
Mill Creek has a congregation of
sixty-six members, though some
live so far away ‘ they seldom at-
tend our meetingl. T"am“Wj6iceff
to say that we have a house of
worship completed except the stand
and seats, for which just now we
find it impossible to get seasoned
^nnTber. - The houw
subscription and is to be free for
other churphes when not in use by
the Christian church. w
Yours in Christ,
J ones W ilbur .
Letter from Bro. Geo. Sharp.
A storia , O r ., N ov . 18, 1883.
P. Dickenson, formerly of Portland, I with them ; the police prevented
we had a pleasant visit with him any disturbance, and now guard
and family.------- ——*
*■ --------- —— thrr-hail nightly. "MrrMuody’a mis
sion in Limerick was a success.
G eo . S harp .
further justify this presentment.
We are only sorry that the Grand
Jury did not indiet instead nfmfilft-__
ly presenting, the Excise Commis
sioners, who have not only utterly
failed to perform the duty laid up
on them, but, so far as we can judge,
have not even attempted to exer
cise any discrimination or afford
any protection to the community
from the worst saloons kept by the
mpst notorious characters.
In the Maratha Msssion, India, a
Current Religious News.
remarkable advance is reported in
the direction of self support, the
A gentleman and his wife, mem
sixteen pastor« being wholly paid
bers of Dr. Little’s church in Chi
from na^e funds. While there is
cago, signalized their silver wed
but one more ordained missionary
ding recently by the gift of
than in 1873, the number of na-
$1,000 to the American Board;
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to 83, ancfTKe church membership
Kobe, Japan, the other half for the
coming. A large party arrived last
from G29 to 1,422.
seminary in Mardin, Turkey.
week and went on to Utah and
Over £G,000 has been contribut shame. They seem to defy the
Mr. W. C. Depau w, of New York,
ed by business men in London for wisdom and energy of government,
has donated, conditionally, $240,-
-Abe support of tha mission of Messrs,, -and make ,a.jquftst.ipn. as hanjLfhrJia____
000 now, and’r $1,00ff,W)A at” K ik
Moody and Sankey in that city. as Ireland is for the British. And
death, to Ashbury University, In
A temporary building capable of the problem beeomes more intricate
dianapolis, Indiana. The name of
seating 5,000 persons has been and formidable every year. Like
the University is to be changed to
forthe. tffaWHBWwiiiMii O WAP”**0*!
TJepSuv^ffniveKify in considera-
erection of movable iron halls in spiracy against the fundamental
tion of his liberality.
different sections of the city.
laws and liberties of society. One
by the celibacy of the clergy puts a
The annual meeting of the For
stigma on marriage, the other by
eign Sunday-school Convention was
polygamy puts a stigma on woman
held last week in the Layfayette
herself. Both are inimical to the
ordinances of God and tend to de
Brooklyn, N. Y. During the past
teriorate society, as all history
year this Association has expended
■over-SAOOO ie-distributu^g Sunday.-^ and handsomely fitted up.
school papers throughout Europe,
A new sword of State, meant to
Closing Up. ?
Cuba, Mexico, Japan, India, China,
replace the old weapon handed
The close of the year is at hand,
down from remote ages as the sym
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Dear Bro. Floyd:
Last Lord’s , day it was our hap-
py „.pmih^a Ao _speaj< to a few of
the good people of Forest Grove.
Having services in the M. E.
.Church house morning and evening.
The M. E. brethren were very kind
Ito us during our stay. We have
The International Bible Lesson bol of authority in Siam, has just
la few brethren at Forest Grove, Committee met at Nashville, Tenn., been completed for the King by an
about twenty-five in all.
The Oetober 30, and will remain in ses- English armorer. The blade is
cause. They are a tower of strength prepare the International Bible teen inches long. Towards the
on the Lord’s side. Among which Lessons for the year of 1885 ; when hilt it is inlaid with gold of vary
I now remember the names of sis the committee has completed its ing tints, wrought in different de
ters vValker and Rubinson.
work the programme of lessons vices, the figure of Buddha being
The State evangelist will find will be forwarded to England for prominent on each side. The hand
Forest Grove a good field to sow inspection bp the European Com le, which has no crossguard, is sev
the seed of the kingdom. May the mittee, and if indorsed by them will en inches in length, and consists of
brethren, one ond all, so pray and be returned and adapted for use in enameled work studded with dia
work that whSH the Lord’s evange the Sunday-schools, in this country. monds, while the sheath is one en
tire peice of wrought gold, set with
list comes, they may have a joyful
The Old Testament Revisers, at precious stones.
Met with the brethren at Port a meeting held in New A ork the
The Grand Jury of New York
land last week in their social meet week in October, completed the
City have presented the Excise
ing. The attendance was good, the third revision of the Minor Pro
I)r. Schaff thinks that bothf Commissioners of the city for li-
best we have ever seen in the city. phets. —----
censing seventeen liquor saloons
|The meeting was also good, that is the American and English compan
known to the police as resorts for
if you will allow me to say the ies will complete their work in
thieves, and nearly all kep^by ex
same thing the Deacon did, January, and that the revised Old
convicts; their presentment has
when he took part. Bro. Davis Testament will be published next
the endorsement of Recorder Smyth,
is to be congratulated in the social spring. The Company of Revisers
who declares that' “ independent of
life and zeal there is now being and friends were very handsomely
the facts contained in your present
hnanifested in the congregation. entertained at the house of .Mr.
ment, the many cases brought be
[Met with our" aged and good Bro. Morris K. Jessup on the evening of
fore me in this court have satisfied
[Henderson, of California. May his the first day of their session.
me that the Board of Excise has
Wife be a useful one while in Port-
A cable dispatch from Cork Ire not exercised proper judgment.”
The ludicrously inconsistent apolo
In Astoria we have a few breth land, states that several rough char
gies of the different Excise Com
ren, about eight or ten I think. acters assembled outside of the hall
missioners, as reported in an inter
■Jhey have need to work earnestly. in which Mr.’ Moody was holding
I Calling at the house of Bro. J. services, and attempted to interfere view in the New York Herald, still
and I am anxious to settle up the ~
business of the Christian Sower
Tract Fund, so as to be able to pre
pare the second annual report. If
you o w e~ the Fund' anything7 br~
have any contribution on hand, see
that it is promptly sent to me.
Marty again who promis^ to work
and obtained tracts have not done
anything for the good work. These
are exhorted to ask the churches to
take collections for the purpose of
sowing tracts in destitute fields.
Many individuals will give if asked
to do so.
The tracts are doing good in
convert people. The last convert
was a methodist minister.
least one newspaper has been stir
red up to attack the tracts. Often
have they boen denounced from the
pulpit. They have already caused
the brethren to support an evange
list in a hitherto unoccupied field.
This is but the beginning of what
might be told. This work merits a
support. 21,000^card tracts are on
their way here. I need money to
pay for thefn. I have a good sup
ply of six kinds of larger tracts.
A.H are free to those unable to buy.
‘ J, W. H igbee ,
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