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Letter from Bro. Edmunds
C oquille C ity , O r .;
1 Nw, t g -raar—
Dear Bro. Floyd:
I take this method to let the
readers of the H erald hear from
us here at Coquille City. 1 have
been here but a few months and
have had to devote a portion of my
time to building a home ;'but the
interest of the church have occupied
my mind and my labors have been
him whn ha5!
’*JL6""T1 ’am wi
you always.” A deep interest has
been created and the little band of
brethren and sisters are greatly en-
• couraged and hopeful. We held
—ae rviee s-hepfr-o n Sa tu rday evenin
and Sunday morning and evening.
Last meeting the congregations
were the largest witnessed here for
a lon^ timg
j wp “j
young disciples were added to the
church by primary obedience. This
is an important field and should not
be overlooked by our home mission
board; but aided for the year to
come as for the past few months,
and the church will not only be
self-supporting but able to help
Tnisisa fine country, and fast
filling up with good people. If any
.of the brotherhood are seeking
...... homes, they will do welTTo visit
the Coquille river valley before
locating. More anon.
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Report from Salem.
S alem , O r .,
Nov. 26,1883. •
I have been negligent about
making any report of our church
work here. I will say that during
this month we have baptized two
and received by commendation
two. Though many of our mem
bers are absent our congregations
are good and interest in the good
work is good.
J. W. S priggs .
Report from Irving.
I rving , L ane C o ., O r .,
Nov. 29, 1883.
Dear Bro. Floyd:
Our State Evangelist, Bro.
Cheetham, held a good and success
ful meeting of some thirteen days
at Clear Lake hall, commencing on
Thursday evening before the third
Lord’s day in this month and clos
ing about tho time for the county
meeting at Eugene. There were 5
added to the church during the
meeting; 2 by primary obedience,
lai med, Bro«
2 by relation an
C. IS & good preacher, and 1 do hope
the Board of Missions will keep
him in the field. .Our people were
very much revived and strengthen
ed by the labors of our good Bro.
Cheetham. To the Lord bo all the
Your brother in Christ,
J. E. R oberts .
«And what became of the plagues
of locusts ?” A pause. Then small
boy at bottom suddenly • “ Elease,
miss, I Ki
Mrs. Leavitt, of the W. C. T. U.,
is doing good work in San Francisco
and vicinity.—The Prohibitionists
are preparing for the next campaign.
Clubs are being organised in var
ious parts of the State.----- The
Good Templar lecturers are com-
barrels of apples, to market
130 pounds of butter, tostack^
, in their, huge barns umno . ’
luiis °i nay, with oats, rye, corn and
garden vegetables., They are r
quired to work about three hours»
day, and in vacation are paid for
working over-hours. Only two
hours or so are devoted now to
school study,but in September U3ual
hours will be observed.”
Luther at Worms.
Th® appearance of Luther before
vigorously and hopefully.----- Bands
The National Woman’s Christian
of Hope are being formed, and the the Diet on this occasion is one of
Temperance Union having failed
question of temperance is rising into the finest, perhaps it is the very
through their committee to secure
finest, scene in human history.
greater prominence toan before.
a day of prayer for temperance in
Many r man has encountered
he customary. .piugiammc-.. - l U-
week of prayer, have decided to set
of Charity struck her husband over to be just, when he is sustained by
apart the second Tuesday in Jan
the head with a boot and came near the sympathy of thousands, of whom
uary next as a day for special prayer
killing hiim Charity begins at - >ie ‘8 g the mo«°ent the
i n the . c hui^has.Jdr
representative But it is
one thing to suffer, and another to
The C. M. S. Intelligencer gives
T he O ld T estament R evision . encounter, face to face .and single- ~
the number of Maori Christians, in
The American Bible Revision handed, the array of spiritual Lid
connection with the Church of Enjjf- Committee held its annual meeting
land, in the Northern Island of New a few days since in the Bible House. temporal authorities which are rul-
ing supreme. Luther’s very cause ]
Zealand, as about 40,000. In the Both the Old and the New Testa
was yet unshaped and undetermin-1
Middle or Southern Island are 2,000
ment Companies were present. The ed, and the minds of those who had
more. The Native Clergy on the
Old Testament Company have com- admired and followed him were,
Northern Island are 29, Native
hanging in Wpense Tor’theSieof ]
£ ift t ech »stw 266?
minor Prophets, and the notes have his trial. High-placed men of noble
The Cincinnati branch of the Wo- been forwarded to England. Dr. birth are sustained by pride of blood
mank-Foreign. Missionary Soeiet-y 1 ‘nillip Schaff, the president of t.h<> and ancestry, and the sense that
of the Methodist Episcopal Church
,th,at the ®ngli.8h they are the equals of those whom
has raised during the past two years Company willdoubtless complete its they defy. At Worms there was
work in January, and the American on one side ”a solitary low-born
the handsome sum of $22,000.
peasant monk,: ind ou We olherihe'
TfiK following are the Presbyter he expects that the new revision of Legate of the dreaded power which
ian churches in the United States the Old Testament will be publish had broken the spirit of Kings and
with over 1,000 members : The ed next spring. There is reason to Emperors—sustained and personally *
Tabernacle, Brooklyn, 2,735 ; Third, believe that there will be fewer im supported by the Imperial Majesty
Chicago, 2,085 ; Lafayette avenue, portant changes in the Old Testa itself and the assembled princes of I
Brooklyn, 1,920; Fifth avenue, New ment Version than occurred in the Germany, before whom the poor |
York, 1,899 ; Fourth avenue, New New, and that the work of the re peasantry had been taught to trem
York, 1,454 ; Bethany Mission, Phil visers will meet with the general ble as beings of another nature from
adelphia, 1,4G7; First, Rochester, approval of Biblical scholars.
themselves. Well might George of
N. Y., 1,335 ; University place, New
Frendsburg say that no knight !
York, 1,226; West church, New
among them all bad ever faced <
1' rank 1 in county, Mass , a correspon
peril which could equal this.
dent writes: “ The original farm
The victory was won. The wav- '
The Salvation Army is being ex houses were filled two years ago
cluded from one after another of the but four houses are now built, and ering hearts took courage. The 1
Evangelical revolt spread like an I
cantons of Switzerland. It is now will be furnished and ready for oc
under the ban in four cantons. cupancy in September, each design epidemic. The Papacy warlike an 1
“ Captain ” Beckett and her friends td to hold twenty boys, so that idol, powerful only as long as it wm
have been driven out of Berne. The about eighty can be accommodated feared. • Luther had thrown his I
President of the Geneva Council of in place of the forty now there spear at it, and the enchantment I
The idol was but I
State has replied to a petition from 1 welve of those are from Manches painted wood, which men and boys I
forty-three Geneva Salvationists ter, England, and four from Liver might now mock and gibe at. Never I
that the late expulsion was not a pool. At family prayers this morn again had Charles another chance I
violation of the law with regard to ing one of the lads j »resided at the of crushing the Reformation.—tf. A I
religious liberty. The petitioners organ, and his comrades sang with Froude.
announce their intention of appeal a vigor and earnestness wonderfully
We never read that Joshuas
ing to the Federal Tribunal.
delightful. The boys assist on the hand was weary with wielding the |
farm, help milk the thirty-five cows, sword, but Moses’s hand was weary ,
Young lady (catechizing the care for the horses and the pigs, with holding the rod. The more |
children on tho plagues of Egypt,): helped last fall to pick and sell 175 spiritual the duty, the more apt I
aro to tire of it.— Spurgeon.