"THEN THEY THAT FEARED THE LORD .SPARE OFTEN ONE TO ANOTHER."
VOL. I OAKLAND, CAL., NOVEMBER 21, 1901 No. 9
Oh, wonderful story of deathless love! salaries could be promised the min-
THL CHURCH Each child is dear to that Heart above;
He fights for me when I can not fight;
As order in the ministry had
He comforts me in the gloom of night; come in, separating from the body
He lifts the burden, for He is strong; those who had abused the liberal-
HE CARETH He stills-the sigh and awakes the song; ities of the brethren, confidence in
The sorrow that bowed me down He the work was established. When
What can it mean ? Is it ought to Him bears, calls were made for money to pur-
That the nights are long and the days are And loves and pardons because He cares. chase tents, for tent-meetings, and
dim ? Let all who are^sad take heart again; laborers' expenses, for a power
Can He be touched by the griefs I bear, We are not alone in our hours of pain; press and engine, for a book fund,
Which sadden the heart and whiten the Our Father stoops from His throne above etc., there were liberal responses.
hair? To soothe and quiet us with His love. The work advanced so- rapidly that
About His throne are eternal calms, He leaves us not when the strife is high; at the close of 1857 (in three years)
And strong, gladmusic.of happy psalms, And we have safety, for He is nigh. the number of Seventh-day Ad-
And bliss unruffled by any strife; Can it be trouble which He doth share ? ventists had doubled, and the office
How can He care for my little life ? Oh, rest in peace, for the Lord will care! property of the "Review and Her-
—Selected. aJd" had increased from. $700 to
And yet I want Him to care for me
THE CHURCH Satan was displeased to see the
While I live in this world where the cause flourish, as order was being
SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY
sorrows be, established among us, so he called
When the lights die down in the path I "Do ye mot know that they a council of his angels to devise a
take, which minister about holy things plan to hinder the work. Of this
When strength is feeble and friends live of the things of the temple? we read in "Spiritual Gifts," vol. I,
forsake, and they which wait at the altar published in 1858: "I saw that
When love and music that once did bless are partakers with the altar? Even Satan bade his angels to lay their
Have left me to silence and loneliness, so hath the Lord ordained that snares especially for those who are
And my life-song changes to sobbing they which preach the gospel looking for Christ's second appear-
prayers, should live of the gospel." i Cor. ing, and keeping all the command-
Then my spirit cries out for a God who 9:13, 14. ments of God. . . . Said he:
cares. In the summer of 1854 Seventh- 'The sect of Sabbath-keepers we
day Adventists began the use of hate; they are continually working
large tents in which to hold meet- against us, and taking from us our
When shadows hang over the whole day ings. It was a rare thing in those subjects to keep the hated law of
!ong, days to see tents used for such pur- God. Go, make the possessors of
And my spirit is bowed with shame and poses, consequently crowds of peo- land and money drunk with cares.
wrong; ple came to the tent-meetings. If you can make them place their
When I am not good, and the deeper This increased interest to hear the affections upon these things, we
shade message called for ministers who shall have them yet. They may
Of conscious sin in my heart is made, could devote their whole time to profess what they please, only
And the busy world has too much to do the gospel work. This they could make them care more for money
To stay in its course to help me through, riot (io without some means of sup- than for the success of Christ's
And I long for a Saviour—can it be port beside their own hand labor. kingdom or the spread of the
That the God of the universe cares for No system of finance had as yet truths we hate. Present the world
been established among us, so no before them in' its most attractive
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light, that they may idolize it. We Bible class was conducted by Elder ing benevolence, it is said in the
must keep in our ranks all the J. N. Andrews, in Battle Creek, Scriptures to be "the Lord's." In
means of which we can get control. Mich. Its object was to learn the payment of the tithe we are
The more means the followers of what the Scriptures teach concern- only rendering to the Lord His
Christ devote to His service, the ing the support of the gospel min- own.
more will they injure our kingdom istry, and resulted in developing In view of the promise of so
by getting our subjects. . . . "the plan of systematic benevo- great blessings on those who pay
Present every plausible excuse to lence, on the tithing principle." faithfully their tithe (Mal. 3:8-12),
those who have means, lest they An address setting forth this sys- it is sad to see how many choose
hand it out. Control the moiney tem of supporting the gospel was rather to deprive themselves of
matters if you can, and drive the published in the "Advent Review" those blessings, and boldly "rob"
ministers to want and distress. of February 6, 1859. the Lord "in tithes and offerings."
This will weaken their courage and This same address had been They do not see why they do not
zeal. Battle every inch of ground. adopted by a vote of the Battle prosper, when the Lord says to
Make covetousness the leading Creek church, Jan. 26, 1859. The them, in the plainest terms, "Ye
trait in their character.' "—Pages plan proposed was so reasonable are cursed with a curse; for ye have
128, 129. and consistent that it was readily robbed Me."
The zeal and liberality of our accepted and acted upon by the J. N. Loughborough.
people, which were so abundant generous and liberal hearted. It
from 1853 to 1856, dropped to was welcomed as a measure well
such a low ebb in 1857 that even calculated to give greater effi-
many in~ the ministry were being ciency to the work of the ministry. SELFISHNESS
driven to hand labor for their own An address on the same, subject "Unselfishness is very often self-
support. The testimony above was read and adopted by a vote of ish. In forgetting ourselves for
quoted explained the "power be- a general gathering of our people another, we may forget others
hind the scenes" that was aiding in Battle Creek, June 3-6, 1859. who ought to be considered.
the production of such results. The majority of our people began There are church-goers who are
In the winter of 1857-58 the fol- immediately to carry out the plan. so intent on saying a kindly word
lowing testimony was given, and Soon after this the following tes- to a neighboring pew-holder that
we were directed to "search the timony was published: "I saw that they block the aisle by their
Scriptures, for therein a plan is in the arrangement of systematic friendly act, to the discomfort and
given for the support of the work, benevolence hearts will be tested annoyance of a score of other
—a plan which our people should and proved. It is a constant, liv- church-goers who> are hindered
adopt." It was further said: "The ing test. It brings one to under- thereby. In the narrow passage-
least that has been required of stand his own heart, to see whether ways of a city market friendly cus-
Christians in past days is to possess the truth or the love of the tomers stop each other, and stop
a spirit of liberality, and to conse- world predominates," " 'There is many others, by coming to a full
crate to the Lord a portion of their that scattereth, and yet increaseth; stand for a good-morning wel-
increase. Every true Christian has and there is that withholdeth more come to an acquaintance, without
considered this a privilege, but than is meet, but it tendeth to> pov- having the thoughtfulness to step
some who have borne the name erty. The liberal soul shall be on onie side for the time being, in
only have considered this a task; made fat; and he that watereth order not to> block the market
the grace and love of God had shall be watered also himself.' thoroughfare. And the same
never wrought in them the good "This tithing system, I saw, thoughtless disregard of others is
work, or they would gladly have would develop character, and man- shown in the doorways of hotels,
advanced the cause of their Re- ifest the true state of the heart. and of shops, and of- street-cars,
deemer. But Christians who are If the brethren" "have this mat- and on the street sidewalks, con-
living in the last days, and who are ter presented before them in its tinually, by persons who are all the
waiting for their Lord, are required true bearing, and are left to decide while congratulating themselves
to do even more than this. God for themselves, they will see wis- on thinking so much of others,
requires of them to sacrifice." dom and order in the tithing sys- that they stop and help them
"I was pointed back to the days tem."—Vol. i, pages 221, 222, 237. block the passage against ten times
of the apostles, and saw that God With a slight modification of as many persons as they show at-
laid the plan by the descent of His keeping account of actual income, tention to. If we would be un-
Holy Spirit, and that by the gift and giving one-tenth of that to the selfish in our dealings with our
of prophecy He counseled His cause, for the support of the min- neighbors, we must take into ac-
people in regard to a system of be- istry, the system introduced in 1858 count others besides those in whom
nevolence. All were to share in is still carried out. It supplies a we are personally and selfishly
this work of imparting of their car- steady flow of means into the treas- interested."
nal things to those who ministered ury for the gospel work. Note
unto them in spiritual things."— that the Testimony, from the first, "No good thing will He with-
Testimonies, vol. i, pages 170, 190. called it "tithes" that should be ren- hold from them that walk up-
In the month of April, 1858, a dered to the Lord. Instead of be- rightly." Ps. 84:11.
this you can see something of the schools, as well as Sabbath-schools,
difficulties we have to contend with; would be served.
but if all the laborers catch the Considerable time was given to
spirit of this one, the Lord will help the consideration of the work at
us to overcome the difficulties. It Berrien Springs. Special effort
is only just to say that this was one wall be put forth to make this in-
of the American brethren who deed a training-school where work-
The following letter from Elder ers may be developed for the gos-
G. A. Snyder to the San Jose came over with us on the Sonoma.
"We have had our own difficulties pel ministry in its various lines.
church is kindly furnished for pub- Provision was made for holding a
lication. Many of our readers will to contend with also. We have re-
ceived no money from the Califor- special course this winter for min-
be pleased to hear from him:— isters.
nia Conference as yet, and have
"25 Sloane St., Summer Hill, been able to draw but little on the Preliminary steps were taken for
"Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. 26, 1901. order we brought with us, on ac- the distribution of the assets and li-
"Dear Brethren and Sisters of count of others being hard pushed. abilities of the General Conference
the Sail Jose Church: Inclosed We are not complaining, but we Association. Upon careful exam-
please find the acknowledgment of are hoping for better days ahead. ination of the assets and liabilities
our acceptance into the Ashfield "This leaves us both well and of of the association, and the condi-
church. We are enjoying our good courage in the Lord. Hop- tion of the various Union Confer-
work here as well as could be ex- ing that it may find you all enjoy- ences, the liabilities of the associa-
pected under the circumstances. ing similar blessings, I remain as tion were apportioned as follows:—
Of course we do not have the ever, Yours in the work, To districts Nos. 4 and 5. . $85,000
means and facilities for carrying "Geo. A. Snyder." To district 6 ............ 31,000
forward the work that you have in To district 5 ............ 10,000
California, but we did not expect To district 2 ............ 10,000
to when we came, so we are not To district i ............ 5,000
very much disappointed. To district 3 ............ 34,000
"I went up the railway about 150 It was recommended that the
miles last week to make arrange- A meeting of such members of
the General Conference Commit- Union Conferences assume obli-
ments for a camp-meetinlg. It wiii gations of the association to this
be quite a humble affair compared tee, presidents of conferences,
managers of institutions, and audi- amount, with the understanding
with the one we had in San Jose. that the institutions owned by the
There will probably be a dozen or tors as could be gotten together,
was held at Battle Creek, October association are to be deeded to the
more tents on the ground. Every- districts in which they are located.
body will have toi look out for 23 to November 3.
Verbal reports from the six new- The recommendation, as far as it
themselves, and we will have to has to do with the Pacific Union
carry all our water from the river, ly-organized Union Conferences
were rendered. While the organi- Conference, will be acted upon
several blocks away. at our conference meeting next
"The brother who has been la- zation of these conferences is of too
boring there preparatory to the recent a date to reveal the entire March.
camp-meeting had to make a bed benefit that is to accrue to the A form of receipts and report
of loose straw on the floor in one work from them, yet the reports blanks for church officers, and a
corner of the room for himself and submitted were generally of a very system of accounts for church
family, because he had no> money encouraging character, and all treasurers, were adopted and will
and the conference treasury was seemed satisfied that the plans of appear in the "Review and Her-
empty. Of course we sent him reorganization that have been ald." In order that confusion may
some money as soon as possible. adopted will prove of incalculable be avoided, it was recommended
It was only a small amount, how- value, when adapted to the existing that all Sabbath-school and mission
ever. When I was up there, I conditions of the various fields. funds be turned over to the church
asked him if he needed any more, The leading questions that occu- treasurer, by whom they are to
and he said he thought he could pied the time o>£ the council were be sent to the conference treas-
get along a couple of weeks longer the educational, publishing, foreign urer, who1 in turn will forward
with what he had. He had less fields, the finances of the General the entire amount to the Union
than twenty cents, and when I di- Conference, and a uniform system Conference treasury. Some con-
vided my money with him, he said of accounts, reporting and remit- fusion has existed in the Pacific
he had been thinking of getting tance of funds for the churches and Union Conference on this question,
some house painting to do, so he local conferences. owing to contradictory instruc-
could work part of the day at that, It was decided that the publica- tions that have come from other
and visit and give Bible-readings tion of the "Sabbath School sources, but it is to be hoped that
during the remainder of the day Worker" should be discontinued, this recommendation of a uniform-
and in the evenings. He was not and that hereafter a general edu- plan for all the conference will
complaining in the least, but was cational journal should be pub- correct this condition,
anxious to do that much to help lished, in which the interests of P. T. Magan was appointed busi-
the conference out of debt. From our colleges, academies, church- ness agent for the General Copier*
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ence, and E. R. Palmer general who are starting in the work make a great deal of difference
canvassing agent. should take up. It gives one an whether we are active and earnest,
A very interesting and profitable experience which can not be ob- or careless and indifferent.
Bible study was conducted each tained in any other way. The self- Here .Brother Sadler said that
day by W. W. Prescott. These supporting worker learns to plan Satan is ever seeking to1 persuade
were occasions that were enjoyed for himself, and not have his work us that we are in the wrong place,
by all, and the Spirit of God was mapped out by others. even when we are in the right
manifestly present. Elder Sadler added that the place; but there is a great deal of
W. T. Knox. Lord is managing everything; and, good in being determined on do-
if we are inclined to think we are ing our best, eveni though it may
badly used, let us leave it with the appear we are not in the work best
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Lord. If a conference committee suited to us; for then the Lord can
CONFERENCE puts us to canvassing, and we steer us into the place where we
think they have something against ought to be; but a motionless ship
MINUTES OF WORKERS' MEETING us, let us regard it as Joseph did can not be steered. You should
HELD IN OAKLAND CHURCH his going into Egypt, when he settle down in what you are doing,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, said to his brothers, You thought unless you are convinced that you
1901 you sent me here, but it was God. ought to engage in something else.
When we have surrendered our- Elder Corliss remarked that
A goodly number assembled a.t selves into the Lord's hands, what- sometimes persons say the Lord
ten o'clock A. M., and, after the ever happens to us is for our best wants them to do a certain thing
meeting had been opened with good, because God never sends us when, in reality, it is what they
prayer, the subject of self-support- anything that is not for our good, want to do*. Let us be passive in
ing work was taken up and freely and the best thing He can do for the Lord's hands; not say we will
discussed. Elders J. O. Corliss, us under the circumstances. do this or that, and bend every
M. H. Brown, and W. S. Sadler energy toward it, but let Him
gave short talks along this line, Elder Corliss then observed that guide us.
and others spoke of experiences canvassing is simply preaching the Then the matter was taken up
they had had, and various sugges- truth to the people in a different by a large number of those pres-
tions^ were offered. Among the way than occupying a pulpit. It ent, and many expressions were
remarks made by the different may happen that those who say made of resolutions to do what-
speakers, the following observa- they will not do canvassing, are ever the Lord wanted. Refresh-
tions were specially noted: Elder brought to a place where there is ing testimonies were given by very
W. S. Sadler said the worker who nothing else they can do. many of the workers.
supports himself, instead of de- At this point Elder M. rf. The meeting then adjourned to
pending upon others for his liv- Brown read from the Testimonies, November 4, at the San Francisco
ing, is educated in economy and and said that workers should trust church.
faithfulness and the improvement unreservedly in the Lord, knowing J. O. Corliss, Chairman.
of every minute. Self-supporting that He overrules everything to H. W. Rose, Dep. Sec.
work is a grand thing. When the the good of those who love Him.
name of a worker is read at camp- He also called attention to the im-
meeting, the individual should provement of time. He had seen GLENNVILLE
not see visions of six dollars a certain people who would occupy
week coming in regularly, but every spare moment in storing the The work is still onward here.
should regard it as meaning hard mind with some useful knowledge, Since my last report we have op-
work ahead. When we are paid reading some good book, and en- ened our church-school, and I am
out of sacred funds, every moment deavoring to fit themselves for installed as teacher. We have a
should count. We are apt to for- greater usefulness in the Lord's cozy schoolhouse and seven pu-
get to distinguish between sacred work; while others, seem scarcely pils. Professor Ballenger visited us
and common funds. We should to know how to fill up their time. November 12 and 13, and encour-
give ourselves into the hands of He appealed to the California aged us with good advice.
the Lord so completely that He workers to have a high standard, The Cumberland Presbyterian
can, as it were, turn us out of the and aim to' reach it, to determine minister, of whom I spoke in my
nest if He wants to-, and then, in to make of themselves all that can last as coming to oppose us, spoke
stead of grumbling, we shall say, be made in the Lord's work, so each night for two weeks on the
"Thank the Lord, there is some- that He can use them to< His glory subject "WThy I Can Not Be a
thing good in this for me." in accomplishing a great work for Seventh-day Adventist." He told
Elder Corliss thought that mov- Him. He remarked that some the people what we believed, and
ing workers from place to place people lie in bed in the morning, then tried to show the absurdity of
'often helps them to realize their when the time so spent might be our position. But as his authority
dependence upon God, and not utilized to fit themselves for better for our belief was Canright, and a
upon any conference or any other work and greater efficiency. We misconception of our own works,
body. The Lord has indicated must be alive and awake, not it was far from true. I corrected
that canvassing is what persons drones, nor indolent; for it does a few of his statements, handing
him a written statement of our po- and Sunday, I spoke four times and however, I think was all for the
sition on a few subjects. This made eleven visits. On Sunday best, as we have had opportunity
.statement he kindly read, and said morning I took a cart, and, in com- to get acquainted with all the
he had no intention of misrepre- pany with one of the brethren, we neighbors, until now there seems
senting us. But instead of using visited seven families not of ou^ to be an interest to start with.
the Bible to refute us, he took faith, some of them said to be rank One thing that has impressed me
"early fathers" and historians, and infidels. The brother did not like is the large number of young
his effort only resulted, as far as the idea of going at first, but when people who make no profession
we were concerned, in making us the day was over, he said it was of religion, My heart is espe-
firmer. We know we have God's one of the best days of his life, and cially burdened for them. Oh, for
truth, and we feel to praise God that it had opened up ways for him the power of God to move upon,
continually. to work that before had seemed their hearts and make them know
I just received a letter from the dark. The ordinances were cele- a Saviour's love! For tfiis I
lady of whom I spoke as living brated here for the first time in ten seek, for this I am praying.
thirty miles away, saying she had years. Some of the members had How helpless—utterly helpless—
taken her stand for the truth, visited Arcata for these services we are, apart from God! We
Praise the Lord! during that time, but very seldom." might convince hundreds of peo-
Several others living at a dis- It will be seen from the report ple of the truth by the logical
tance are interested. We are scat- of Brother Kellogg that the work presentation of the message, but
tering the printed page diligently, is onward in Humboldt County. how far short this is of the real
and praying God to water and give In this we rejoice, and trust the work! Only the power of God
the increase. Lord will bless the laborers abun- can convict and convert the heart.
The enemy is working hard, and dantly in that field. I want to realize, this constantly.
has even descended to ungentle- I am planning to begin the
manly methods. The minister work here November 2. I hope
made a personal threat toi us re- to be enabled to give interesting
cently in a church full of people. JOHN ADAMS, CALIFORNIA
accounts from time to1 time of
But it only succeeded in angering what is being accomplished. I
a number of his own people and Since my last report I have vis- would especially request the pray-
lessening his own congregation*. ers of God's people, wherever
To God be all the piraise for the ited Redding, and again spent a these lines are read, in behalf of
work here. Mina Mann. short time at Red Bluff, and I
trust at both places the work was the work here.
Nov. 13, 1901. not fruitless. At the first place C. N. Martin.
we celebrated the solemn ordi-
nances of the Lord's house. Al-
HUMBOLDT COUNTY though this company was brought
into the truth by meetings held BUCKEYE, SHASTA CO., CAL.
From a letter just received from two years ago, this was the first
Brother A. S. Kellogg, we take the time they had ever participated in Since our last report from this
following interesting items con- the ordinances. It was a solemn place we have seen much of God's
cerning the work in that field:— occasion, and the Lord came pre- power in our midst. Four pre-
"The Lord has wonderfully ciously near. cious souls have enlisted in the
blessed in the work, and good has At Red Bluff two who- had given race for heaven, while the children
been accomplished. While at up the truth took their stand once of these dear ones are likewise
Pepperwood I took charge of the more for the message. obeying.
work, painting the church inside My report this time will not be Immediately after the Red Bluff
and out. The material for paint- so much for work done in the camp-meeting we organized a Sab-
ing the church cost $30.45. This past, but rather an anticipation of bath-school, numbering fourteen.
was paid by cash on hand that had the future. It encourages us to see all present
been raised by the church. John Adams is a little country drinking in the practical truths
"At Blue Lake we are working village, fifteen miles from Chico, contained in the lessons from week
to build a church. The lot has which is the nearest railroad point. tc week. We expect to see the
been bought and paid for, and One year ago I moved, my family most active members carry the
deeded to the California Confer- to this place. There is only one responsibility of the school when
ence Association. The lot was family of Adventists living nearer the workers are called to new fields.
worth $ TOO, but the owner gave it than Chico', and the third angel's This has already commenced, as
to us for $50. All the companies message has never been proclaimed one lady consented to take the
In the county are helping a little, here. I expected to hold meetings senior class next Sabbath. The
and we expect to see the building when I first moved my family here, adults are three women and onie
up and free of debt. We hope to but work in other parts kept me, man; The brother holds a re-
do the same thing at McDermot and there has never been an open- sponsible position in one of th$
Prairie. ing since when I could spare trie gold mines here, and we thank the
"While at Dows Prairie Sabbath tiifie for a public effort. This, Lord that his foreman had no, ob-r
jections to his keeping the Sabbath Two were baptized at Los An- don't have any more of them now-
day. geles last Sabbath, and others are adays."
Others are interested for miles ready to unite. After a season of prayer, in
around. These are visited quite Three have embraced the truth which God was petitioned to re-
often with our literature, and oc- at Nordhoff. member each request, and deepen
casionally a reading is given. Pray It is encouraging to see souls the burden for souls, we had a
with us, brethren, that these souls coming to the only light that can praise service. Many claimed the
may take their stand while the show them the way to< the gates victory by faith, and expressed
waters are troubled. of the city, but when we think of their confidence in the Lord's an-
The public meetings are held as the fact that we are in the time of swer to their prayers. Seven
usual on Wednesday night, and the "loud cry," how little it all arose for baptism, making eleven
alternating with the Methodist seems beside what it ought "to be! in the past two weeks. Two of
minister on Sunday afternoons, fol- God will pity our weakness, and this number are middle-aged sis-
lowing the Sunday-school". will give a greater increase if we ters, who were faithful workers in
It was suggested at the camp- earnestly vise the time that is still the Methodist Church. We wel-
meeting to divide the corps of allowed us. But what will be the come them among those who are
workers here as soon as the work reckoning if we are still indifferent keeping the commandments of
was well established. Therefore in the work? It will come to- the God and the faith of Jesus, and we
my wife and I came to Andersen, time that He will say, "Cut it extend a cordial invitation for
Shasta County, the 8th instant, to down." others to come along and go with
begin work with "Object Les- It must not be said of us. In- us.
sons" and other literature, leaving stead, we may hear the words, As churches we need more of
Brother Sims and wife with the "Well done." the Spirit of God, and to have
Buckeye company. They will re- Clarence Santee. our minds enlightened with the
main there till after the holidays, everlasting gospel. The popular
and then join us here to follow this churches are beginning to feel the
work with another effort. chilly sensation that results from
Pray for the work in Shasta SAN DIEGO a withdrawal of the Holy Spirit.
County. I. P. Dillon. Honest hearts are aching for the
The Lord is greatly blessing in warmth and sympathy found in the
the work in this place. Souls are third angel's message.
finding peace in God, and are Brethren and sisters, it is our
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA working for the salvation of others. privilege to be in such a condition
CONFERENCE Elder Santee was with us during that we can invite them into our
the week preceding November 4. midst, arid impart to them the soul-
FIELD REPORTS This was a season of refreshing to satisfying truths of God's Word.
the church, and all enjoyed the "Arise, shine; for thy light is;
The work is still onward. All lessons given. come."
are of good courage, and the light For some time the work has T. S. Whitelock, M. D,
is reaching into new places. been deepening, and Sabbath, No-
A good interest is manifested at vember 9, was a day long to be
McPherson, but the truth has not remembered, because of the out- "Behold, happy is the man
been carried far enough to report pouring of the latter rain. The whom God correcteth; therefore
the results. speaker was in the pulpit ready despise not thou the chastening of
Fourteen have accepted tHe truth to> begin his sermon, when a sis- the Almighty; for He maketh
at Sawtelle, and there is no preju- ter arose and wanted toi know if it sore, and bindeth up; He wound-
dice. The people of that vicinity would be proper for her to' ask eth. and His hands make whole.
have taken a subscription for the the prayers of God's people. He shall deliver thee in six
building of a house of worship. When told it was, she asked the troubles; yea, in seven there shall
The friends are assisting the little church to remember her and her no evil touch thee. In famine He
company in this new place, and family when they prayed. This shall redeem thee from death; and
they expect to have the house free was followed by nearly the whole in war from the power of the
from debt when completed. The church confessing their sins and sword. Thou shalt be hid from
lumber is now partly on the asking for prayers. There was a the scourge of the tongue; neither
ground. This church will accom- silence in the church, made solemn shalt thou be afraid of destruction
modate the company at Santa by the presence of the angels of when it cometh." Job 5:17-21.
Monica also on the Sabbath. I heaven. One Methodist lady, who
love to see churches built if there came in to worship with us, said
is no lingering debt. in her testimony: "I am so glad "Cause me to hear Thy loving-
Four were recently baptized at to be here, and I believe you peo- kindness in the morning; -for in
San Diego, and we learn that there ple have the Spirit of the Lord. Thee do I trust; cause me-to know
are six more that are now ready Why, it seems just like one of the the way wherein I should walk;
to go forward in the same ordi- old love-feasts we used to have in for I lift up my soul • unto Thee."
nance. the Methodist Church, but we Ps. 143:8.
Union Conference to some extent.
They feel that each must now take IABBATH-JCHQSL
ARIZONA hold to do all he can to help for-
ward this message. The Lord has DEPARTMENT
JABBATH-JCHOOL : READING CIRCLE
blessed in this move, and, while
The work is onward in this field, TOUNO PEOPLE'S WORK
the Pacific Union Conference has
and all seem to be of good courage.
We have cheering reports from allsupplied us with $500 so far, which
SUMMARY OF SABBATH-SCHOOI, RE-
has nearly all been used to pay our
the workers, saying that a lew are PORTS IN PACIFIC UNION
accepting the truth. One Spanish six laborers, we have to'-day more
funds in the treasury than when
minister has accepted the truth at
we began this mission work, all
Tucson, so far as he has carried his Total
raised in the field. The work that
investigation, and it is hoped that No. Contribu- Don. to Don. to
Schools Mem. tions. O. H. Mis'ns.
he will develop into a useful manhas been accomplished with this
in the cause. There is a company money and effort is very encour- N. Cal...... »4 2,9°5 $1,673 27 $139 80 $374 57
and Sabbath-school at Bisbee thataging, notwithstanding the fact S. Cal. ...... 21 624 470 72 19 04 34 47
N. Pacific 85 1,892 5 2 1 50 143 72 264 94
that this is one of the hardest fields
has been raised up this year,"and, Up. Col.... 31 "59 182 18 32 53 48 05
in the United States. The work
though it is not large, yet there is a Arizona ... 4 108 22 27 15 55 li 46
piospect of its growing steadily.moves slowly and hard, compared Utah......... 2 94 21 64 i 25 6 42
Alaska ..... 2 16 8 99 4 77
We spent some time in the to some conferences where they Total... 259 6,498 $2,790 57 $356 76 $739 91
Verde Valley the first part of thehave more funds, more workers,
and more settled communities to
summer, but did not see the results Of the schools reported in North-
we had hoped. From there we labor in; but we have cause for re- ern California, twenty-eight are
went to' Flagstaff, spending the joicing at the progress made. family schools, as are also two of
time from. July 9 to October 29. While a few are giving up in dis- those in the Southern California list.
couragement, more are coming in
Sister W. L. lies had been working We sincerely wish that all family
to fill up the ranks.
here for some time, and there1 wa-s schools would report, and that the
a good interest. We opened a No doubt you have all been in- number of such schools would be
terested in the reports of Brethren
"Bible school" four nights in. each greatly increased. We regret that
T. E. and F. S. Bond of their can-
week, besides our Sabbath services. we have no reports from Montana
vassing work here. Already they
Bible-readinigs were held regularly and Hawaii this quarter.
with several families, and some have put nearly 350 books, large C. R. K.
finally accepted the truth. This and small, into the field, having
little church had struggled alonglost but very few orders, and in
for some time, with not a man in most cases, where an order was ATTENTION
it to help them, and they were lost, they have sold it to some one "How shall we hold the atten-
much cheered when, on October else. The money brought into the tion of our auditors?" was the
treasury this way has nearly sup-
19, three united with them in the question asked by a young
blessed work—two by baptism, one ported one laborer, as one of these preacher of a veteran. "Give
on former baptism. It is expectedbrethren is paid a salary, and turns them something to- attend to," was
that Brother James Creamer, of all his sales into the treasury. the wise reply. The attention of
St. Helena, Cal., will soon locate The Phoenix church has had a the pupil the teacher must have
hard time to' get its school started
there to engage in business, while and hold, if he accomplish any-
assisting the church. It is also this year, but it is a source of great thing in the class; hence the im-
encouragement to the workers and
hoped that soon a doctor or nurses portance of these inquiries.
will be secured for that place. to themselves to see how the Lord
HOW NOT TO GAIN IT.
opened the way when they stepped
All of these would find their hands
full, and be a great help to* theout by faith. The Lord has 1. By demanding it as a right.
church and work there. There blessed in it. Brother Owen, the 2. By begging it as a favor.
teacher, finds a good missionary
are still those who' are already in- 3. By scolding the scholars for
terested and will probably soon field, and is much encouraged at not giving it.
fully accept the truth. the prospect before the school and 4. It is not to be gained by
church. We expect good results
The organization of this terri- special indulgences and rewards.
tory into a mission field, under to follow this effort. 5. It can not be secured By
the Pacific Union Conference, has Calls are coming in for workers, threats.
been quite a task, having to be and we are planning for a winter's 6. Hearing the lesson rather
accomplished wholly by corre- campaign with courage and cheer. than attempting to* teach it, will not
Pray for the work in Arizona.
spondence ; but all along there have be likely to gain attention.
been harmony and united effort in E. W. Webster, 7. Endeavoring to teach truths
it, and our people throughout the R. E. Webster. which the pupil can not compre-
field are all greatly encouraged to hend, will not secure it.
think that now we are our own 8. Reading the lesson from a
field, upon our own responsibil- book will not fasten the mind upon
ities largely, yet having the sup- "The Lord knoweth the way of it.
port and assistance of the Pacific the righteous." Ps. 1:6. 9. Presenting a confused com-
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bination of ideas will prevent the and sisters, we have a many-sided but it does imply that each soul
attention of the scholar. message and a world-wide work. will be practising and teaching the
10. The use of words not un- For about fifty years we have principles of temperance,—right
derstood, or using words so inac- been receiving rays of light from living, eating, drinking, etc.
curately that they convey no defi- heaven concerning the lines of The work for to-day is to begin
nite idea, will not command the work that are toi play their parts to work just where we are; do the
intelligent attention of any o>ne. in the giving of the last message best we can according to the
of mercy to a dying world; and knowledge we have; do personal
HOW TO GAIN IT.
with every such ray of light there work with a view to saving the
1. By telling the child some- has come a corresponding measure souls of your neighbors and point-
thing which pays him for giving of responsibility. Dear reader, if ing them to the only source of
attention. you have seen this light, your only eternal happiness. With divine
2. By giving information in safety lies in lettin'g it shine out help, lose no opportunity to work
such a manner that the scholar for the benefit of those in darkness. for God, however small the open-
will count it worth his hearing. Every Seventh-day Adventist ing may appear to be; and work
3. By interesting the scholar in should become a transfer station, for all classes. It often happens
the subject of the lesson. as it were, a means by which the that the openings we consider
4. By awakening a curiosity in principles of truth which we have smallest are, after all, the largest,
the mind, or sympathy with the received shall be handed on to the and those which we think are mas-
subject. world. Says the Word, "Arise; ter strokes, produce but little effect.
5. By bringing distinctly before shine; for thy light is come." This The medical missionary work is
your own mind the well-known fact call comes to us with redoubled a phase of the third angel's mes-
that children delight as much in force to-day: and we can not afford sage which is adapted to the needs
exercising, their minds as their to hear the call and heed it not. of every class in society; it will be
limbs, provided only that that This message must be carried to found a suitable entering wedge for
which is presented to them be the farthest limits of earth's the high and low. While we are
suited to their capacities, and bounds; into the isles of the sea and to labor for the poor, the needy,
adapted to their strength. the abodes of the heathen must this and the outcast, yet those are not
6. By being intensely interested warning go. The many-sidedness the only classes for whom we are
in the lesson yourself, you will in- of this work is such that all can to labor. We must endeavor to
terest your scholars and gain their take it up in some phase, under al- reach those who are sitting in dark-
attention.—Selected. most any circumstances, and in ness, even though they be in lux-
well-nigh any place. Would that ury. Let us wait no longer; the
we all, without exception, could cry for workers is loud and urgent;
appreciate fully the grand com- no longer let us look on while oth-
A GREAT MESSAGE OF MANY pleteness of the message of the ers work, but let us roll up our
PHASES third angel. sleeves and realize the importance
of having a mind to work. Let us
Unquestionably the presentation As a part of this message, and familiarize ourselves with simple
of the life-giving and life-savinjg running parallel with it, is the matters of diet, treatments for the
principles of truth, which are medical missionary work. In fact, sick, qualify ourselves to present
known as the third, angel's mes- the medical missionary work is to both physical and spiritual truth to'
sage, is the greatest and most glo'- bear the relation to the whole work those who need it. Heaven will
rious work mortal man was ever that the arm does to the body. It bless all efforts to do this. The
intrusted with. And the world will is to extend into hitherto un- time is here when every believer
be tested by this message; no other touched territory, and there per- must have on the wedding gar-
chance of repentance and accept- form a work that could not other- ment, and live up to> the light re-
ance will ever be given to erring wise be done. The health, prin- ceived. The world's harvest, all
sinners. The hours of probatiorir- ciples which underlie the medical heaven, and the Lord are waiting,
ary time are fast going by, and we missionary work are, in a sense, so let us start in to-day, if we have
have been told that even to-day the entering wedge, leading to op- never started before. Let us give
God's judgments are abroad in the portunities for the presentation of the trumpet a certain sound, and
land. The time of peril once other vital truths. But it has been work while it is called to>-day.
waited for has now arrived, and made clear to us that the work of W. S. Sadler.
that which for years was foretold the medical missionary is not to> be
is now present truth. carried on independently of the
This work of the proclamation! of message, but it is to be an essen- "What God may hereafter re-
this message is one which imme- tial part of it. Every believer who quire of you, you must not give
diately precedes Christ's second finally triumphs with present-day yourself the least trouble about.
advent. Every man, woman, and truth will, in God's sight, be a gen- Everything that He gives you to
child who is a believer in these uine medical missionary. do you must do as well as you
truths for to-day should be seri- This does not mean' that all will can, and that is the best possible
ously considering how to gn've this have graduated from a medical preparation for what He may
warning to the world. Brethren college or taken a nurse's course, want vou to do next.
here, who has been keeping up a "Why, Bertie, you don't know
big thinking, I'm sure. What is it how dirty it is there now," and
"Well, girls, I've begun my all about, Bess?" Bessie glanced doubtfully at her
Thanksgiving already," and Anna Looking up at her taller com- friend's dainty apparel.
Morton looked back brightly panion with a smile that was half "I'd like to have a finger in the
toward the five who came strag- serious, Bessie Ellis responded: pie, too', and mother would gladly
gling after her down the stairway "You know, girls, that I can't look spare me for a while," and Anna
and into the busy city street. forward to> a lovely home Thanks- Morton fell back a little to hear
"Even if I don't get a bit of turkey giving like the rest of you, and I've what Bessie would say.
or plum-pudding to-morrow, I'm been feeling almost bitter over it "Why can't we all go?" ener-
sure I can't be thankful enough this year; but yesterday I came to getically exclaimed Kate McMillan.
that I need not go back into that the conclusion that I have a great "Two hours' work for each will be
stuffy old work-room until Friday deal to be thankful for as it is. twelve all told, and we surely ought
morning." Sometimes I find that I can't quite to be able to make some impres-
"Just as if there wasn't any mis- keep up with my sewing, and some sion upon things in that time.
ery in knowing that we must come cue told me about a poor woman What say you, Elsie?"
back then," said another discon- whom I could get to help me out. "Of course I'll go if you do."
solately. I went to her once about a year "How about you, Christine?
"Fie upon you, Elsie King, you ago, and liked her so well that I Take my word for it, you'll have a
don't deserve a holiday! But what was glad to go again yesterday; better appetite for your dinner than
do you all intend doing to but you can't imagine how changed if you mope in bed all the morn-
morrow?" and the speaker looked 1 found her and everything around ing."
questioningly from one to another her.
of her companions. "I'm going to "When I first went to her room, "I shouldn't wonder, and I'll
help mother in the morning, so everything fairly shone, it was so make an effort to drag myself out.
that we can all go to1 church to- ueat, and she was flying around Wouldn't it be a good idea, too,
g-ether; then we'll have dinner, and as well and as bright as could be. for each of us to take some contri-
after that I guess I'll take the cnil- Now she has been sick for several bution toward Mrs. Bates' Thanks-
dren out to the park." months, and has the rheumatism giving dinner?"
"I'm sure 1 don't see much fun so badly that she can not get out Thanksgiving day found them
or rest in that program," inter- of her chair without assistance, all on hand at the appointed hour,
jected another, elevating her pretty and you should see how forlorn it and in response to their knock they
nose; "doing housework, going to all seems. A little girl from the heard a cheerful, "Come in."
church^ and amusing babies! I'm next room comes in and helps her Bessie opened the door, and, ad-
going to lie in bed until I just feel sometimes, but Mrs. Bates does vancing to the invalid's side, said
like getting up; then I shall prob- not like to ask her to do anything brightly, "Good-morning, Mrs.
ably pluck up courage enough to not absolutely necessary. The Bates; I hope you won't feel put
cat my dinner; and if I attempt any poor woman can not lift her hands out because so many of us have
other hard work, it will be to read to her head, and her hair looks as come; but they all wished to help
a story which I've had on hand for though it had not been combed for me try to make you more comfort-
ever so long." weeks, while I could scarcely see. able;" and then she introduced each
"Take my word for it, my dear," through the windows, they were so of the girls in turn, while the sick
said a lively black-eyed girl, "if covered, with dirt. But in spite of woman said: "What a nice begin-
that's the way you do, you'll be everything that poor creature was ning for my Thanksgiving! It
more tired when night comes than as cheerful as if she were in a pal- makes me feel ten years younger
if you'd been doing a big wash- ace surrounded by every luxury, just to see you."
ing, and you'll be sick of your own and with any number of servants to What a complete transformation
company in the bargain. I shall wait upon her. She was so glad was effected in those two hours!
start out in search of adventures that I had brought her the work, And as at the end of that time the
in the early part of the day; in the for she said, Thank the Lord, I earnest workers, somewhat flushed
afternoon Elsie and I are going for can use my fingers, and my money and tired, but pleased and triumph-
a drive with some friends, and after is almost gone.' ant, paused to survey the fruit of
that we're to attend a concert at "I can tell you, girls., I was their labors, Mrs. Bates, with a face
the music hall." ashamed enough of my own ugly fairly radiant, exclaimed: "How
"I'm sure you'll have a good spirit, and though I couldn't stop can I be thankful enough? I feel
time," said Bertha Morris, the for even a few minutes then, I told like a new creature, and my room
prettiest girl in the group. "I her I would surely come for a while is beautiful."
haven't been asked to go anywhere to-morrow, and try to brighten And as the girls, after telling her
this time, but I guess I'll do the things up a little." good-bye, were passing slowly
next best thing, and spend the day For a moment after their com- down the stairs, Bertha Morris
working upon my new suit, so> that panion ceased speaking", the girls said reflectively, "I never thought
I'll be all ready when the next invi- were silent, and then Bertha Mor- that Thanksgiving amounted to
tation comes. Now, we've all been ris said, in a low tone, "Take me much before, but how much more
heard from but this quiet mouse with you, dear, will you?" than rest 'or fun it means to" her I"
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"Yes, indeed," said Bessie softly; and development of the physical Worcl of God as it should be stud-
''and I suppose that if any of us powers can not be impressed too ied will know something of the
would know what real Thanksgiv- soon or too thoroughly on their value of the souls under their care.
ing days are like, we must, like minds. We are far, far behind our Children who are receiving a
her, have real thanksgiving in our duty in instructing the children in true Christian education will be
hearts."—Fannie Pavey Macharg, this" subject. We do not half real- witnessing for Christ. And in the
in Our Young Folks. ize the terrible danger that sur- closing work of this earth's history
rounds our young people. Many many of these children and youth
will forever perish, unless their will astonish the people, by their
feet are firmly planted on the rock witness to the truth in words of sim-
lar OUR. COLLEGERS AND *,**•
of Christian temperance. "If any
man defile the temple of God, him
plicity, yet spoken with spirit and
power. They have been taught
*^ CHURCH-SCHOOL ^ shall God destroy; for the temple the fear of the Lord, and their
of God is holy, which temple ye hearts have been softened by a
are." careful and prayerful study of the
THE NEED OF CHURCH-SCHOOLS If, in the past, our youth had Bible. And in the near future
been properly educated in the many will receive the Spirit of
Nothing is of greater importance principles of true health reform, God and act a part in proclaiming
than the proper education of our so many would not to-day be' reap- the truth to' the world, that at that
children and young people. The ing the harvest of wicked, careless time can not be done by the older
church should arouse, and manifest sowing. They were not taught members of the church.
a special interest in this work; for the truth of the words; "Be not The Lord would use the church-
now as never before Satan and all deceived; God is not mocked; for school to aid the parents to edu-
his host are determined to enlist whatsoever a man soweth, that cate and prepare their children for
the youth under the black banner shall he also reap. For he that this time. Then let the church
that leads to ruin and death. soweth to his flesh shall of the take hold of the church-school
God has appointed the church flesh reap corruption; but he that work in earnest, and make it what
as a watchman to have a jealous soweth to the Spirit shall of the the Lord desires it to be to the
care over the children, and as a Spirit reap life everlasting." children and youth.
sentinel to see the approach of the Parents and teachers do not es- Mrs. E. G. White.
enemy and give warning of dan- timate the magnitude of the work
ger. But the church does not given them in training the young.
lealize the situation. It is sleeping The experience of the children of HEALDSBURG COLLEGE
on guard. In this time of peril Israel was written for us "upon
whom the ends of the world are Twenty years have passed since
the fathers and mothers must the founding of Healdsburg Col-
awake and work as for life, or come." As in their day, so now
the Lord would have the children lege, at Healdsburg, California.
many of the youth will be forever During this period of time, the
lest. gathered out from those who are
teaching and practising evil. He college has done good work, as
Schools should now be started, evidenced by the large number of
under godly teachers, that the desires us to gather them into our
own schools, where the Word of workers it has trained who are now
church may properly educate the working in .all parts of the great
young.- God is grieved that we God can be made the foundation
of all their education. harvest-field.
have neglected this so long. He The college has not always,
would have us repent and turn to If ever we are to work in earnest,
it is now. The enemy is pressing enjoyed the prosperity desired,
Him with all the heart, and re- but, notwithstanding it has gone
deem the time. While we should in from all sides, like a flood.
Only the power of God can keep through many varied and hard ex-
put forth earnest effort for the periences, still it lives, to carry on
masses of the people all around and save our children from being
swept away by this tide of evil. its heaven-appointed work. Pro-
us, and push the work into foreign fessors Browmsberger, Grainger,
fields, yet no amount of labor in The responsibility resting on par-
ents, teachers, the members of the Howe, and Elder R. S. Owen have
this line can excuse us for neglect- served the college as presidents of
ing the education of our own chil- church, is greater than words can
express. the institution since it was estab-
dren and youth. They are to be
sc educated that they will become To train the young to become lished.
workers for God. Both parents true soldiers of the Lord Jesus Some years the attendance has
and teachers, by precept and ex- Christ is the most noble work ever been quite small, and other years
ample, are to so instil the prin- given to mortal man. Only the quite large. We are glad to re-
ciples of truth and honesty into the most devout and consecrated per- port the present enrolment of the
minds and hearts of the young, that sons are to be selected as church- college the largest in its history.
they may become men and women school teachers. Only those who The school has now been in prog-
true as steel to God and His cause. love the children, and can see in ress nearly six weeks, and has as
There is great need of educating them souls to be saved for the large an enrolment as it had dur-
the youth in the principles of health Master, should have charge of this ing last year. The total enrolment
and temperance. The proper care work. Teachers who study the of the school is two hundred fifty.
One hundred fifty-eight of these the use of the hand. This feature pie and inviting them to the serv-
meet in the college chapel, while of the work is very encouraging, ices. In this way they will find op-
ninety-two meet in the rooms in and has brought a good spirit into portunities for medical missionary
the rear of the church building. the school from the very first. The work and for holding Bible-read-
Seven teachers are employed in total number of teachers employed ings. Some of the young men who
the college deparment, and two in in both intellectual and industrial are preparing for the ministry will
the primary department. This lines is eighteen. go out into the rural districts to
year the Healdsburg church ha^ Four regular classes and a drill, hold meetings as the way may open.
taken the responsibility of looking such as reading, writing, or draw- It is the endeavor of the faculty
after the financial phase of the pri- ing, constitute full work for the to so conduct the work in the col-
mary department. By the raising teacher. This is one less class than lege that the missionary spirit shall
of a church-school fund all the chil- formerly, and enables the teacher to have a chance to grow and develop
dren of the church are free to at- engage in the industrial work in the in the hearts of the pupils. A very
tend the school. afternoon without being too heav- large percentage of the students
Besides the more purely intellec- ily loaded down with work. are taking the Bible studies this
tual lines of work, the college has The missionary phase of the col- year, more so than in years past._
taken hold, more enthusiastically lege work is also receiving atten- The dressmaking department has
than ever before, of the industrial tion. While the conference labor- a class of eighteen young ladies,
work. Printing, broom-making, ers and churches are engaging in who are very much interested in
tent-making, blacksmith ing, uphol- canvassing for "Christ's Object this line of work. Six students
stering, painting, dressmaking, and Lessons/' the teachers arid pupils, are taking the cooking class, and
cooking are all receiving special not being so< situated that they can nearly a dozen ladies are taking
attention this year. Competent go out into the field and canvass, the nursing class. We hope soon
teachers have been secured to carry have taken up the work, of canvass- to have a class of equal size of
on the work in industrial education. ing by correspondence. About young men in this line of work.
Healdsburg College now recog- 400 letters will be written by teach- A class of ten students is en-
nizes the industrial lines as part of ers and pupils of the college to gaged in the work of painting, and
its regular curriculum. friends and acquaintances, asking in two or three weeks they will
In the forenoon the teachers and them to procure the book for their have completed painting our large
students give themselves to the own use or as a holiday gift for church. After this they will take
more purely intellectual lines of some one else. up the work of painting the college
work in the college. In the after- Sunday-evening meetings are buildings.
noon students and teachers may be held in the church, and the students The college home is nearly filled
found in the shops, dormitory, and are asked to* assist in carrying on to its utmost capacity, and still we
on the farm receiving a training in these meetings by visiting the peo- know of several more students wtk>
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are expecting to come in a few This statement is from an authority
days. It will probably be neces- that the readers of the "Recorder"
sary to finish off a few more rooms will accept. This being true, it is
on the fourth floor of the home necessary for us to use every op-
building. None need to stay away, portunity to gain a correct under-
,as room will be provided for all standing of this most important YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN
who come. subject.
A good spirit has prevailed from Most of our leading workers arid Where are your thoughts?
the first. On the whole, the stu- educators met at Berrien Springs, What are you thinking about?
dents are more industrious than Michigan, last July, and spent ten What trend have your minds been
those who have been in the school days in discussing the "true science taking? Have you fixed upon
for the past two years. The object of education," and the only report any course of life? Is the future
of Healdsburg 'College is to so of that institute is to be found in of your life a doubtful thing, with
train its students that they will be the August-September number of you, full of wants, but possessing
fitted physically, mentally, and spir- the "Advocate." This number of no certainties? Have you ever
itually to do the work God has in the "Advocate" is filled with timely considered the advantage of en-
instruction that every father and tering upon some regular course
mind for them to do. of work which will at ontee make
The school is still open to any mother should read.
who may desire to attend this year. In order to reach as many as you a blessing to humanity and an
The spring term begins February 4. possible, I have ordered from five honor to the cause of God? Have
At that time some new classes will to twenty copies sent to each of our you ever felt an inclination to con-
be formed. Those desiring to re- church-school teachers in Healds- nect with the medical missionary
ceive any further information with buirg College district. Those work? We wish we could hear
reference to the college may ad- desiring copies can secure them from a large number whose hearts
of their church-school teacher at God has impressed to enter that
dress the undersigned. particular line. It is one wherein
M. E. Cady, President. five cents per copy. Those who
are not located near a church- the greatest possibilities for doing
school, and desire a copy, may se- good exist. The health work is
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TEACHERS' very important. It is to> the work
INSTITUTE cure one of the writer, at 516 S.
Hill Street, Los Angeles, Cal, as of the message as the right arm
"Now as never before we need is to the body.
to .understand the tru'e science of long as the limited supply lasts.
Teachers, see that a copy goes Good, consecrated young men
education. If we fail to under- and young women are wanted here
stand this, we shall never have a into each family, and encourage all
to read it, E. S. Ballenger. at the Sanitarium to fill up the
part in the kingdom of God."
ranks of our classes. A new class EXTRACTS FROM CANVASSERS'
will be formed Jan, i, 1902, and CANVAJIINO LETTERS TO THE STATE
a good large class is desired. AGENT
Who will come? W9RK;
We would like to ask why so 1. "I realize more and more the
many of our people in California importance of the canvassing work
NORTH PACIFIC CONFERENCE arid the value of a soul. If every
feel that it is proper to discourage
young people from coming to the REPORT FOR TWO WEEKS ENDING canvasser, while in the field, had
Sanitarium to take the noirse's NOVEMBER 8, 1901 the one object in view—the salva-
course. Some of our nurses who tion of souls—he would certainly
HERALDS OF THE MORNING
have joined classes formed not realize satisfactory results from his
Hours. Orders. Value. work.
long since have told how almost Mrs. Josie Barrett, Jo-
everybody with whom they con- sephine Co., Or........... 5 8 $ 14 25 "I was kept from work several
versed on the subject of their G. B. Collett, Salem, O...48 6 8 oo days because of the severe illness
coming here discouraged and en- of a lady near where I was staying,
MARVEL OF NATIONS
deavored to persuade them not to in ——. 1 had sold her a, Tiible-
come. They told them the work W. H. Coffin, Seattle, readings,' and studied the Bible
Wash ..........................17 18 2450 with her every week, from the time
was hard and disagreeable, and Wm. Estell, Dallas, Or.. ..60 23 28 75 I had formed her acquaintance.
other things tinnecessary to repeat,
but all of a character derogatory COMING She sent for me, and, upon my ar-
to this institution. These nurses B. G. Booth, Lebanon, Or. 52 29 34 25 rival, said, 'I know my life is hang-
have been here long enough to ing in the balance, and the Lord is
speak from experience, and they HEALTH BOOKS awaiting my decision,' She knew
are unanimous in saying they J. W. McFarlane, Marion the truth, but could not, she said,
have found the place better than Co.,^ Or........................47 *§ 6250 decide to> obey. The second day
they had ever dared to hope they DESIRE OF AGES I was there, she asked us to pray
would find it, and they continually for her, and to sing the hymn
feel glad that they came, and are W. B. Scott.....................21 10 4000 'The Ninety and Nine/ Soon
grateful that they have the privi- DANIEL AND REVELATION after this she made the surrender,
lege of being here. H white and is now improving rapidly."
Come, brethren, cease to dis- J WashT........................^i 7 16 50 2. "My report is not quite as
courage, and begin, at once to en- large as last week. I was canvass-
courage, good, reliable, modest BEST STORIES ing in a poorer part of town. Am
young people, who< should be in zella E. Wyman, Seattle, amply repaid, however, when 1
training for some line of gospel Wash...........................17 17 18 75 meet with those who are interested
work, to come to this place and A friend.......................... -37 2550 in the soon coming of our Saviour,
join with us in this most important CHRIST'S OBJECT LESSONS and are glad to get the books and
field. The work truly is hard, but „ „ , read them. The other day I took
it brings a blessed reward Those ; $ Co£ a-Jo^O,.,, ,? ^ „ an order for 'Object Lessons'
who enter it with the right motive J ° from a young lady who> desired the
will obtain a rich experience and MISCELLANEOUS book as a help in, her Bible studies.
receive a blessing. Zella E. Wyman, Seattle, There are several agents working
Write for full particulars con- ^s^fr'TlariT'Co' J° 4 3 °° here with McKinley books, so
cerning class exercises, hours of Wash ..a...'................°.7.2o 26 4120 the more of our people that get to
labor, remuneration, etc. Address j. w. McFarlane, Marion work circulating books containing
St. Helena Sanitarium, Sanitarium, Co., Or........................37 19 5750 present truth, the better it will be.
Cal. T. A. Kilgore, Manager. J-M-Cole, St Johns Or..i 9 19 2375 I am of good courage in my work,
_______ J- H. Soper, White River, and know the Lord is with me.
f " Wash...... ................... 4 23 17 25 Pray for me."
Minorities are the salt of the j. E. Van de Mark, Snoho-
earth. Without the few elect souls, mish, Wash............... ..38 38 50 55 3, "The Lord is blessing our
standing upon the mount of vision Mrs. T. Hodgson, White work as we travel from place to
and receiving their inspiration di- A^^S^^"G^'AS 45 3? 55 place. We will spend next Sab-
rectly from God, society would Lake, Wash...'............ 30 23 37 oo bath under some trees, and read
lapse into a state of moral putre- Marion Higley, Whatcom, and study nature. We find the
faction. By their testimony and Wash..........................16 23 1725 people in this vicinity very kind
example, the mass is restrained in Helps.............................———— 30 oo and pleasant. Have had some in-
ife- «vtl course, or lifted to a higher Total......... 5 i7 7*4 $673 55 teresting experiences in; our work
purpose or plane of living. One One lady whom I canvassed dur-
Alfred or Washington saves a peo- "My lips shall greatly rejoice ing the day said that she could' not
pie; Abraham becomes the leader when I sing unto Thee; and my possibly take the cheapest book I
of a family of tribes; Moses lifts soul, which Thou hast redeemed, had. I met her again in the eve-
a nation from bondage, and the M}7 tongue also shall talk of Thy ning, and she ordered 'Coming
Son of man embraces a world in righteousness all the day long." King,' in gilt binding. Another
His, love, and..scheme of salvation. Ps. 71:23, 24. lady, whom I was canvassing for
'Best Stories,' requested me to call MISSIONARY WORK BY CORRE As you wrap your papers, make
later when her son was at home. SPONDENCE. NO. 3 the record complete in your book,
I did so, and left the house with MAILING THE PAPERS —date, number of paper, etc. You
an order for 'Coming King' in gilt may need it for reference in the
As the "Signs of the Times" is work later, and it saves the possi-
binding. Having called at one our pioneer paper, there is no ques-
house, and finding no one at home, tion as to what literature to begin bility of repetition, besides being
I returned there in the evening. with. Send the cash with your in a compact form for reporting
A large dog met me at the gate order for your club of five "Signs'' and a clear form for giving instruc-
and followed me to the house. or more, so that you will not be tion to others.
Not finding any one at the house, working on the capital of'another. Mrs. A. C. Bainbridge.
I was about to* leave, when some Keep the highway clear between
children came rushing up, nearly your soul and God in every particu-
out of breath, crying, 'Oh, that lar even. Rom. 13:8. "A Christian lady was suffering
dog will kill you!' I was in- extreme pain; she was unable, for
With the first copy of the more than a few moments, to at-
formed that he was very savage, "Signs" you could send one other
and would not permit any one to paper and a tract or two from the tend to any word of comfort. The
enter the yard when he was loose. "Apples of Gold Library." Send words of David, Thou art near, O
How good God is! He sent an the "Signs" in their order, one Lord!' were repeated to her. It
angel to protect me. Praise His number following another each was the very message she needed.
holy name. Pray for me and my week; this you can see will hold In the nearness of her God and
work." Saviour she found strength to> bear
the interest in continuous articles. patiently the heavy cross."
4. "It is the privilege and duty of The "Signs" alone, without any
every one to know his work and other literature, is a fine beginning,
have the living connection with the for it is sure to find an interested "All Thy commandments are
true Vine that will eriable him to reader, and it awakens no prejudice. truth." Ps'. 119:151.
know when his work is accepted. It contains such a variety of read-
If the canvasser is a servant of ing matter that a stranger is sure
God, doing the work He has given to"find some subject he would like
him, in the way He would have it to pursue, and it is so well arranged
clone, whatever he meets and what- that bv reading several consecutive SIF INTEREST
ever the result is, he should be of numbers one is sure to receive
good courage. Last week, as I some information on every branch
began canvassing in a little valley, A. S. Marchus has charge of the
of present truth. sale of "Object Lessons" in Hum-
I found but few people at home, Some have recommended send-
nearly all having gone to the hop ing the names and addresses di- boldt County.
fields. My first thought was to rectly to the office and having the
work in another part, and return papers sent from there. While this The institute to begin in San
the next week, but I decided to* re- saves postage, it brings a great loss Francisco December 16, 1901,
main and do the best I could.' to the worker, in that he misses the will be for the benefit of our can-
During the day, I visited and can- opportunity of prayerfully address- vassers and all who> desire to enter
vassed the few who> were at home, ing, folding, and wrapping his own the canvassing work, and for all
and evenings, from six until half paper, and sending it himself to the our conference laborers, except a
past seven o'clock, I canvassed dear soul he is carrying on his few of our aged ministers, and
those who had returned from, their heart. It looks like seeking a those who have had a long expe-
work. Some of those whom' I proxy, and it will take all the life rience in the work.
caiwassed during the day, and who out of your work to let it get in
gave their order, I am certain any position where you are exposed On November 14 Brother H. H.
would not have done so had I to the danger of becoming formal. Brand, of California, sailed for
spent my usual time with them. Let your papers be covered fully Honolulu. He will remain at
Having the day to visit a few peo- bv the wrapper, and folded neatly that place for a few months, and
ple, I had opportunity to awaken and evenly, addressed plainly, and then join the company of workers
in them a desire for a closer study that will be sent from America the
o.f the Word of God, and the result stamped to their utmost need. first of the year to open up the
It is a good plan to sacredly de-
was a larger per cent of orders than work in the Chinese Empire.
usual to the number of exhibits vote some stated time to this work,
made. A number invited me to the afternoon or evening of one A canvassers' institute will be
make them a visit, and promised to day each week. As you go for- held in San Francisco in connec-
ward, you can judge for yourself
read anything I sent them." tion with the ministerial institute
whether it is better for you to be
alone with God or to be in the com- that begins Dec. 16, 1901. This
is to be a general rally of all our
"He that believeth on the Son pany of others who may be helping old canvassers who desire to return
hath everlasting life; and he that you! It is a solemn but a very to the work, and of all who desire
believeth not the Son shall not see happy, blessedly happy, work to
sow gospel seed in this way. to enter it for the first time.
life." John 3:36.
Brother F. D. Gauterau is in "However much the facts may Elder F. M. Burg will make
charge of the sale of "Object Les- sometimes seem to be otherwise, Portland his field of labor for the
sons" in central California since God always takes care of a good present.
the close of the meetings at Laton. man."
Brother James Creamer ^ Elder S. W. Nellis will devote
Brother and Sister A. L. Lingle wife were callers at the "Recorder" the greater portion of his labor to
have been called to give instruction office last week, while on their way Seattle and vicinty.
in nursing, and also do practical to Flagstaff, Arizona.
nursing work in connection with Elders Benham an'd Shafer have
Healdsburg College. The St. Helena Sanitarium been laboring at Independence,
Food Company is enjoying a large Oregon, for a few weeks. About
run of patronage this fall. The
All the younger laborers in the branch stores which have been a dozen have taken hold of the
California Conference are expected started are doing a large business. truth.
to attend the ministerial institute in
San Francisco, beginning Dec. 16, The medical mission at Portland Dr. T. J. Alien and wife have ar-
1901, and continuing one month. has recently been enlarged to sup- rived on the Pacific Coast, and will
ply the necessary demands for take up work in Tacoma. Their
rooms. The gospel meetings have work will be highly appreciated
Our brethren in central Califor- started for the winter with a good there.
nia should remember the meeting interest.
at Fresno, Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, 1901, Elder Westrup, recently from
arid the one at Hanford, Dec. 7-14, The Lord's prospering hand has California, is now located at Cedar-
1901. These will be important been with the medical missionary house, and is taking hold of the
gatherings. work in the North Pacific Confer- work for the Scandinavians with
ence. Calls are coming from good courage.
The tent at Vallicita has been every part of the field to have the
taken down, and Brethren Harmon work started. The restaurant and treatment-
and Bond are continuing their rooms in Seattle are rapidly gain-
The members of the church at
meetings in a church building, and Chico, California, are planning to ing the favor of the better class of
also looking after the work at build a house of worship that will people of that city, and a great
Angels Camp. work yet remains to be done here.
give stability and permanenice to
the message that has been intro- The new meeting-house at Sa-
Brother Henry Scott is directing duced in that place. lem, Oregon, was dedicated Octo-
the sale of "Object Lessons" in
Sonoma and Mendocino Co-unties, The Portland Sanitarium is en- ber 26. There was a large turn-
out. Sermon by Elder H. W.
and Brother F. R. Shaeffer is en- joying an unusually prosperous Decker. The house was free from
gaged in the same work around and profitable year, many more pa- debt.
San Francisco Bay. tients having been treated than,
ever before in the same length of Nearly the whole force of confer-
Elder A. S. Hickox is looking time. We thank the Lord that He ence workers in the North Pacific-
after the sale of "Object Lessons" gives us a place and opportunity Conference are now engaged in
in the Sacramento Valley, except to- work for our fellow-men. canvassing for "Christ's Object
Sacramento and Woodland. These Very suitable and beautiful Lessons.''1 Some are having excel-
two places will be assisted by Elder grounds and building are offered lent success. This work will con-
Isaac Morrison and wife. in Vancouver, B. C, for the start- tinue till January i.
ing of a sanitarium^ May the Lord
Brother Ralph W. Miller, writ-
The tent-meetings at Laton impress some who are prepared to ing under date of October 21,
closed Sunday evening, Nov. 17, take up the work in^that field, as says:—
1901, and a church was organized we are sure that much good could "Last Friday night I commenced
there on the previous day. A be accomplished in this way. a series of meetings in a hall out
fuller report will be given, prob- The patronage at the "St. Helena at McPherson, a little town about
ably in the next niumber of the Medical and Surgical Sanitarium five miles from here (Santa Ania),
"Recorder." is fair for this time of year. But or two miles east of Orange. So
it can be increased if the readers far as I know, there has never been
All our conference laborers will of the "Recorder" who are friends any work done out there, so I con-
be expected to attend the institute of the institution will plan to have sider it quite a favorable opening.
in San Francisco, unless important on hand some descriptive circu- The people there are not prejudiced
interests in connection with the lars of the institution, so' you can and turn out to the meetings well.
work shall hinder, or they are ex- place them in the hands of those The first evening we had an at-
cused from attending by the con- persons who should receive the tendance of about twenty; the next
ference committee- for what ap- benefits to be derived from such a evening, thirty; and lastSunday
pears to be good reasons. well-equipped sanitarium. evening, about sixty were present."
16 PACIFIC UNION RECORDER
and gratitude. The growing needs Cal., if the weight is less than 50
PACIFIC UNION of the cause demand increased do--
nations. Shall 'we not determine
pounds, and by freight if it weighs
more than 50 pounds. Please pay
RECORDER. to make our annual offering for the charges in both cases, if it is
consistent to do so. Please notify
1901 amount to $100,000?
WT. S. Sadler by mail when) you
ship anything for the institute,
PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH- CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NOTICE stating when and how you sent it,
DAY ADVENTISTS so it can be looked after in due
Castro St., Oakland, Cat. We are expecting a feast of time. M. H. Brown.
good things in the near future,
Subscription Price, Fifty Cents a Year and let every one in this part at-
Editorial Committee tend the general meeting to be
J.J. IRELAND M. H. BROWN CARRIE R. KING held in Fresno, November 29 to
December 7, inclusive. , This will The institute in San Francisco
Entered as Second-class Matter at Oakland Cal
be followed by a meeting at Han- will be an important occasion for
ford, December 8-14. Brethren, the cause in California. Instruc-
as the Lord sends His servant, tion will be given in the canvassing
Elder A. T. Jones, among us, let work, church organization, the
The General Conference has ap- us lay aside temporal things for a best manner of presenting the
pointed December 21 to 28, inclu- season just as far as possible, and truth, Sabbath and church-school
sive, as the special season of prayer fill up 'anew on the salvation of work, the circulation of our liter-
for 1901. With many these an- God, brought to us by the riches ature, home and foreign missions,
nual seasons of prayer have come city work, health reform, personal
to be looked upon as a regularly- of His grace.
Those living in Fresno will labor, etc.
recurring event, but it is earnestly In addition to the instruction,
hoped that the real object may not doubtless be able to entertain all
be lost sight of- and the service be those who come from Selma, Bur- practical work will be carried on
permitted to degenerate into for- rough, and elsewhere; and we in the city. Everything will be
malism.. know the Hanford people are al- done by the conference that can be
In' the past, during these seasons, ways ready for occasions of this done to make the institute inter-
esting and profitable for the work-
it has been the aim of the people kind.
to lav aside as far as possible their Brethren, the Lord is soon com- ers and for the conference. For
usual work and the cares of life, ing. Don't fail to improve this further particulars write the con-
ference secretary, 301 San Pablo
and give their time to prayer and golden opportunity to hear and
Ave., Oakland, Cal.
communion with God. When learn some of the deep things of
such has been the case, these sea- God. "
sons have proved to^ be occasions Begin to pray for the success of
of great refreshing. these meetings, and then be sure AN URGENT CALL
Was there ever a time when we to attend, and bring the Lord's
stood in greater need of the Spirit Spirit with you, and we will all Is made by the Helping Hand
and blessing of God than now? be blessed together. Come, dear Mission for 200 sheets and 150
Has there ever been a time when brethren, come. pillow-slips. The size of the
the needs of the ministry more ur- H. G. Thurston. sheets desired is 42 by 80 inches;
gently demanded the Spirit and of the pillow-slips, 16 by 30 inches.
power of God? The laborers who Address, carriage prepaid, to Help-
have carried the burdens at home A REQUEST ing Hand Mission, 641 Commer-
and abroad are, one by one, being cial St., San Francisco, Cal.
laid away. Who is to take their Our canvassers will be boarded
places? The harvest truly is plen- and lodged free while attending
teous, but the laborers few; pray the institute in San Francisco.
ye therefore the Lord of the har- The conference pursues this liberal Beginning with the November
vest, that He may send forth labor- course toward this branch of the issue,"" the ""Sentinel of Liberty"
ers into His harvest." cause in order to encourage and appears as a monthly periodical
The year has been one that calls build it up. It has been neglected in magazine form, under the title
for thanksgiving and praise. The too long already. Now, we desire of the "Sentinel of Christian Lib-
Lord has signally blessed us in to have our people in this confer- erty." This magazine contains 64
many ways, and preserved us as a ence cooperate with us by sending pages, and is supplied at $1.00 a
people from many threatened dan- dried fruit arid such other things year. The Pacific Press Publishing-
gers. Let us therefore draw nigh in the line of provisions as they Company are the publishers, and
to Him, and He will draw nigh are willing to donate for this en- they will issue the "Sentinel oi
unto us. Let us show our grati- terprise. Christian Liberty" from their New
tude by coming into His presence Send by express to W. S. Sadler, York office, IT West 2Oth Street,
with substantial tokens of our love 914 Laguna Street, San Francisco, New York City. .