Atlantic Emon 1 LifT up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white alri tmm to harvest." VOL. VI SOUTH LANCASTER, MASS., JANUARY 16, 1907 No. 3 AN AWFUL THING. it is necessary that this collection THE TRUE RING. 'T IS an awful thing to profess to be shall be a liberal one. TrfWfcllowing letter breathes the The chosen of God's own Son, There has never been a time in the spirit of true consecration and sacrifice* With no unity and no fellowship, And no life in what is done. history of our work when the demands We pray that this spirit may lay hold 'Tis an awful thing to thus drag in dust were so great upon us to exert our upon those who are able to give one The standard of truth and right, very best efforts in laboring and sac- hundred times as much as this brother And an Achan be in the camp of God, rificing for the cause of religious lib- in the South., This spirit, received by Shutting out the rays of 1'ght. erty as now, for the enemy was never all our people, would close up the 'Tis an awful thing to cling to the cloak so active in seeking to deprive men of work of raising the #150,000 fund in Of hypocrisy and pride, the exercise of the rights of conscience a day. Before the end comes and the And to seek with care every wicked deed To cover up and to hide. as now. work closes, all those who go through 'Tis an awful thing to claim to be filled Intelligence has just been received the fiery trials into the kingdom of With the Spirit's holy power, that twelve hundred persons have been God will have this spirit. When the life goes on in the same old way summoned to court in the city of Bos- " MY DEAR BROTHER : Every week and day and hour. ton for a violation of the New England " Your favor of the 19th 'T is an awful thing to receive the truth Sunday law. A Sunday closing cru- came yesterday; and, although I do And to hide it in the heart, sade is also on in Willimantic, Conn., not open my business mail on the Sab- To be blessed, yet feel no desire to bless, Or to others give a part. and in California a desperate effort is bath, when I saw one letter was from 'Tis an awful thing to say and not do, being put forth to secure a change in you, I ventured to open ir, assured And with self upon the throne the State constitution which will pro- that it was about our Father's business. live a lie, and to feel within the soul vide for a Sunday law in that Slate.,It contained, book No. 101 for the Everything will soon be known. So the battle is on in many places $150 000 fund. 'Tis an awful thing for the remnant church throughout the country. " I took it with me to the last meet- To be in a lukewarm state, The latest news, which shows a little ing of the week of prayer. After the When the great wide world must be warned to-day, of the fruitage of what this movement annual offering was • taken, which And no time for it to wait. means, is the arrest of three of our own amounted to $22.25,1 presented the 'T is an awful thing to have outward forms people in Spartanburg, South Caro- matter of the fund. I placed ten dol- That are void of grace within, lina. Their.trial was appointed for lars as a pledge after my name, not When the weary hearts of a multitude January 10. knowing where the money would come Are seeking to turn from sin. It should not be forgotten that there from. But I have learned since com- E. H. MORTON. is aLo a Sunday bill pending in Con- ing to this Southland to lean hard gress, the outcome of which no one upon the promise,' My God shall sup- THE 1907 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY can say. ply all your need according to his COLLECTION. Shall we not willingly sacrifice of riches in glory.' What was my sur- Sabbath, February 2. our substance in helping stay the re-prise and thankfulness to find in the THE annual collection for the Re- lentless and fearful oncoming tide ofevening mail a post-office order for ligious Liberty Department, appointed intolerance and persecution which will just the amount I had pledged! by the General Conference Commit- soon overtake us, by enlightening the " The amount paid in and pledged tee, will be taken this year on Sab- honest ones ? is now over thirty dollars for this bath, February 2. All collections should be sent fund, and I expect more will be given. It will be remembered that this is through the regular channels. One of the most touching sights I the only general collection which is K. C. RUSSELL. have lately seen was that of a mother taken for the support of this impor- who is struggling hard to meet neces- tant line of work, and furthermore, " BE kindly affectioned one to an- sities encouraging her little girl to the department has no other resources other with brotherly love ; in honor place her name to the pledge beneath by which to carry on its work. Hence preferring one another." her own, then taking the hand of her 22 (I) ATLANTIC UNION GLEANER. youngest child, and inscribing his little The superintendent wished him to Sabbath, he and Brother Wood were name with the pledge of a gift to his cont:nue to teach;- but was informed elected as joint elders, and thus they Master. that if he continued, he should have may expect a local elder each S ibbath. " Yours in the blessed hope." to teach the boys the truth about the At that meeting the elder and dea- J. S. WASHBURN. Sabbath. The superintendent said cons were set apart by ordination to they could not permit that, though he their respective duties, and the ordi- THE ORE HUNDRED AND FIFTY admitted that the seventh day was the nances were celebrated. It was cer- THOUSAND DOLLAR FUND. Sabbath. How many more are there tainly a good diy for us all. Oae THERE seems to be a willingness in high places who have beard but do brother who had lost his first love, and on the part of our people whose minds not obey ? had begun the use of t >bacco, re- have been called to the raising of the W. H. ZEIDLER. nounced the vile thing, and rejoiced $150,000 fund to take hold and raise in the vict ry which had come to him. this amount of money. It was a pleasure for us to meet There are tho^e in our church who FIELD Brother Boynton, who has been in the we thought would not be able to do message about forty-five years, and to anylhing towards raising this sum who SAYVILLE, LONG ISLAND. hear his cheeri' g testimony, and to have come and brought nearly as SABBATH, January 5, I spent with know that the way g ows brighter and much as would have been their pro- the church at Sayville, Long Island. brighter as he sees the end of the race portional part had it been divided up About two years ago Elder L. H. Pioc- so near. It is always a source of en- equally between all the members. tor and Brother J. A. Wood conducted couragement to me to meet with these God lovrs the cheerful giver (2 Cor. a series of tent meetings at this place veteran believers. Their testimonies 9: 7), and not only a cheerful giver, with the result that a church of about have a ring about them which thrills but one who giveth bountifully. sixteen members was organized. The the heart, and renews the courage of Verse 6. The one who sowrth b >un- prejudice after a time ran so high that the hearer. tifully has the promise that he shall but little or no interest was manifest I returned to New York Sunday in reap bountifully. Any one can see at in public efforts. The church was time to conduct my regular Sunday- a glance how one who sows sparingly very fortunate in securing the use of a evening service at Mount Vernon, and can not expect to reap a very great forsaken Methodist church. The I cou'd truly say I was glad that I harvest. Just so any one who gives Methodist people desired a modern had been to Sayville. Sparingly can not expect the Lord will church, and so decided to build on a C. H. EDWARDS. bring a great amount into his hands. modern scale. This they did, and It is God that giveth man power to thus the vacant church became the EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. get wealth. Deut. 8:18. Man is li- center of the truth for these last days ACCORDING to announcements, the able to forget that it is God who gives in that 1 ttle town. ministers and workers of the Eastern the blessings that he has to enjoy In spite of the prejudice and oppo- Pennsylvauia Conference met in Phil- But if he does not recognize that fact, sition, the little band of believer •> have adelphia, December 26, and devoted God will remove those blessings from pushed along with increasing confi- several days to considering plans for him. See Hosea 2:8, 9. Let us, dence in the message. For over a advancing the work of God, and seek- brethren and sisters, use the blessings year Brother Wood has served as the ing him for more power for service. that God bestows upon us to advance local elder, but some time ago he Elder E. W. Farnsworth was with us his cause in the earth. moved to Stony Bro >k, a small town duiing the entire time. Hi* words of S. J. HERSUM. about fifteen miles away. There be- enthusiasm and courage proved an in- ing no public conveyances from one spiration to us all. HOW UNRELIABLE IS MAN! village to the other, it has been a hard This meeting was remarkable for ONE who has just determined to task for Brother Wood to attend the the spirit of aggressiveness which was keep the Sabbath of the Lord, notified weekly services. manifested by all who attended. the superintendent of Harker Mr-mo- About two months ago, Brother There was a " sound of going " in our rial Sunday-school, of Richmond, Vir- Robert H. Martin, one of the confer- midst which gave assurance of prog- ginia, that he would have to give up ence liborers, moved to Patchogue, a ress during the year 1907. the class which he had been teaching small city about five miles from Say- Various plans for aggressive work for a number of years, because he was ville. He began work in that place, were agreed to. All committed them- going to keep the commandments of and has also been connected with the selves to putting forth an active cam- God in entirety. Sayville church. At the meeting last paign for the raising of our conference ATLANTIC UNION OLEAHSB. ** share of the $150,000 fund before the WEST VIRGINIA. son City church in quarterly meeting, end of the first quarter of the new THE Parkersburg church held their Sabbath and Sunday, January 18-20, year. It was planned for each and regula quarterly meeting in the hall Pray that we may have a good meeting, every church, and as far as possible at 1200 Seventh Street, on Sabbath, P. W. PROVINCE. each and every family, to be visited by January 5, 1907. There being con- a conference worker within the month siderable sickness, several were not SOUTH FRAMINUHAM, MASS. of January. Cash offerings were to be present, but we had a good meeting. WE are glad to report that we are solicited, and pledges for weekly or Tne Lord gave us the usual b'essing of good courage. The new year opens other payments were to be taken, suf- of his presence by his Spirit. Besides with bright prospects 'or a year of ficient to have our conference do its the forenoon services, we cele rated successful work for the Master. The share before March 31. the ordinances of the Lord's house in Lord has taught us some valuable It was agreed to arrange for eight the afternoon. In the forenoon, we lessons during the past year, through tents to be operated in the conference had a testimony meeting, in which the varied experiences. In connection next season. This will req ire the clerk called the names of the members, with our church, we have organ- purchasing of two new meeting tents. and all present answen d to the call ized a missionary society co > posed of It was voted to hold our camp meet- by a personal te>timony, giving their those who have pledged themselves to ing for 1907, begin ing either August txpenence in the message, and their do systematic work with tracts among 22 or 29. It was thought that a hope of a future life when Jesus comes those outside of our denomination. change from spring to fall might prove to gather his people to himself. Some We have faith to believe that some at advantageous in some respects. of those who were exiled from us had least will be added to our number Twenty five new camp-meeting tents, sent to the clerk a letter which was through the efforts put forth during besides other camp-meeting equipment, read, and thus, though not with us in the year before us. are to be purchased. All will recog- body, they were in spirit, and b »re May the Lo d help us to be faithful, nize that considerable money will be their testimony to the glory of God. and to keep in the position where lie required for the purchasing of tent We were glad to getthes • gooJ letters can by his Holy Spiiit dir ct and use and camp-mei ting outfits. from dearly beloved brethren and sis- us as humble instruments to give the A plan was adopted for holding a ters * ho were absent. We only wish word of life to perishing souls around convention for church-elders the latter that all who can not be present would us. Let us not fail of rec« iving the part of the winter at some central write us a g >od letter. blessing God has in store for those point. We believe that church-elders While our hearts were made glad to who cooperate with him in this closing and other c fficers are not generally as hear the cheering testimonies of ear- work for lost humanity. thoroughly instructed as thty should be. nest soldiers of the cross, there was a LOTTIE WRIGHT. Several of our young ministers and sadness that followed when we thought workers are to attend the special cours-: of some whose names were on the BATH, MAINE. of instruction for advanced student:; church roll, and who had not answered AGAIN, changes have come to our and young workers, to be given at the to their call for many quarters in the force of workers in this city. During Spuih Lancaster Academy, March 10 past, simply for lack of interest. Some the week of prayer, Elder Osborne to April 19 are lukewarm, and some have grown met with the churches at Shawrnut Some transference of workers was cold and seem to love this world and and Norridgewock; Sister Prince provided for. We regretted that El- its pleasures better than the things of helped with the services here; and d^r O. O. Bernstein, of the Minnesota God. We can see the spiritual inter- the writer was with this church the Conference, did not arrive to enter est of the church growing, and there first three days then held one meeting upon his work in Philadelphia until is a longing for the old-time spirit of in Brunswick, and the remainder of after the c ose of our workers' meeting. the message to return into our heaits, the time was with the Richmond The canvassing, tract and mission- as it was when we first belitved. church. ary, and medical phases of our work At our business met ting on Sunday These were times of deep heart? receivtd hearty attention. We hope evening, we decided to begin a regular searching. Some Parted anew, and to see stronger advancement made study of the message tvery Sunday not one who earnestly sought God was along all these lines of our work. We night, so that we may be bettt-r pre- disappjinted in the blessing received, invite all our Qhurches to uniie with pared to stand now in the mid-t of so O .ving to the illness of Sister Wood; us more earnestly than ever in an ever many isms an.1 doctrines of these last Elder O-borne was asked to take up onward movement. days. her work for a time hi connection W. J, FlTZGERAlP. The writer will meet with the Ma- with the Skowhegan mission; and (4) ATLANTIC UNION QLEANEB. Sister Prince went at the same time "Christ's Object Lessons." She cepted the Sabbath, and others seem to her sister's in Massachusetts, hop- seemed like a sweet Christian woman, about ready to do so. ing a few weeks' change to a w armer cli- and said she would gladly read the The week of prayer was observed, mate would help her to gain strength book. and as we waited before God in prayer, lost in a series of severe colds. We The wife said," I was down to the blessing of his Holy Spirit was hope they will be returned to the father's since our study, and he had received, and each one felt ready to work here at no distant time. been reading Revelation, and said he take up the work with renewed zeal. For the present \ve have discontin- did not understand about the time, Elder E. J. Dryer, our conference ued some of the meetings in the hall, times, and half a time. I told him we president, was with us from Decem- and I am devoting most of my time to had been learning about it, and per- ber 28 to 30, and preached four able house-to-house work, making calls, haps we could come there and have a sermons, three of which were listened giving Bible readings, and scattering study." I told her I would gladly go, to with interest by many not of our literature. Much time during the so they are going there with me this faith. first of our effort here was spent with week. I have since learned that the On Sabbath, December 29, the or- those who commenced to keep the man is a deacon in one of the city dinances of the Lord's house were ob- Sabbath as the result of the tent meet- churches. Others are in the " valley served, and Brother J. W. Marshall ings, in order that they might be fully of decision," and we ask your prayers was ordained deacon. This brother established; but now we have regular that they may decide for the truth. has been the subject of many prayers appointments in six or seven other A lady with whom I held a reading for five long years, and when he ac- families, in which from twelve to fifteen on the Sabbath question this week cepted the Sabbath last May, it caused are studying the truths for these times. said, " I have not felt that I was doing great rtjoicing in his family. Dear The family with whom I have studied right to work on Saturday for some brethren and sisters, do not be dis- the longest, say they are convinced time." couraged, continue to pray for your that this is the truth. At our study It is blessed to work for Jesus. dear oms, but remember the con- this week, the wife said, " I am much Pray for us. dition, " If ye abide in me, and my troubled over the Sabbath, but it is JENNIE R. BATES. words abide in you, ye shall ask what now as when I first saw the light on ye will, and it shall be done unto you." VERMONT TITHE FOR DECEMBER, 1906. baptism, I am hard to give in; yet John 15:7. We must abide in Christ, when I was baptized, I received the Barre, $ 2.10 and have his word abiding in us. greatest blessing of my life." As I Bordoville, 2.00 Brother J. R.- Medlin is canvassing was leaving, she said, " I want to Burlington, 31.43 here, with good success. His home is thoroughly understand the step before Hartland, 46 65 in Washington, Pa., and the circum- I take it, and I never had my atten- Jamaica, 2'2.16 stances connected with his coming tion called to the subject till you came Rutland, 137.93 here would seem to indicate that he to us." The next day she asked me Sharon, 23.67 was led here of the Holy Spirit. to call on a lady fiiend whom she Sutton, 10.35 Brother J. W. Marshall has also en- hoped to interest in these truths, and Vergennes, 15.85 tered the canvassing work; and Sister as a result the lady said she would Weston, 2.75 S. F. Herring, our faithful light come to the readings there, and invited Wolcott, 26.66 bearer, continues to sell the printed me to have them in her home, as she Individuals, 23.50 page, and scatter the seed as she has had three boys she was anxious to Total, $345.05 opportunity. have helped. W. E. FORTUNE, Treasurer. We are glad to have Brother J. H. We have been invited again to the Anderson with us again. He was home of the young men mentioned in MORGAJNTOWN, W. VA. formerly a member of this church, but a previous article, and spent a blessed As I SEAT myself to write this report, left here some three years ago for evening studying Daniel two and Rev- my heart is singing praises to God for other fields of labor. elation twelve. They had never seen his wonderful love and power. The It is now nine months since Breth- a prophetic chart, and were much in- work here, which has previously been ren Frank and Will Robbins and terested. They invited me to call reported, has continued to progress Thomas Thirlwell commenced hold- some afternoon and meet an aunt of with good results. ing meetings here. During that time, the wife, who could not come that The Sunday-night meetings have four persons have accepted the Sab- night as the baby was ill. I called in been well attended, and a good interest bath, and six have joined the church a few days and carried a copy of is manifested. Two have lately ac- on profession of faith. Before this, ATLANTIC UNION OLEANEB. (5» it no meetings had been held for some The good seeds we sow will surely JJf After a short social time, we all re^ time, as many of the members had bring a harvest. turned to our homes, feeling that it is moved away, but now the outlook is MARY F. RICE. indeed "more blessed to give than to very encouraging. A spirit of unity receive." FLORENCE M. KIDDER. prevails, and our watchword is on- WORCESTER CHURCH SCHOOL. ward, ever onward in the service of THE evening of December 23, was CHESAPEAKE CONFERENCE. our Master. one to be remembered by the Worcester THE following is a report of the MRS. L. L. MARSHALL, Church Clerk. church, especially the younger ones. " Christ's Object Lessons " that have For some time the church-school been donated to the Student's Relit f EDUCATIONAL treasury had been getting low, and it Fund by members of this conference: OUR- ACADEMY AMD was evident that something must be Morris Lukens, 5; J. F. Jones, 5; CHURCH-SCHOOLS done. Miss Mary Hurlock, 4; Mrs. J. Frazer, YOUNG LADIES' SEMINAR, JAN. 19,190f. Finally, it was decided to have a 4; F. H. Seeney, 4; Hollandville GENERAL topic, " Types and Shad- Christmas gathering; but a different church, 16; James Vanzant, 3; Lula ows." The divisions are as follows: gathering from what the rest of the Tarbell, 3; May G. Cole, 3; Mrs. 1. The Earthly Sanctuary, by Miss world were having. Sunday evening C. R. German, 2; V. H. Lucas, 1; Dexter. 2. The Day of Atonement was chosen as the time, and every- Mrs. H. Keyser, 1; Albertina Ham- (Leviticus 16), by Miss Rea. 3. The body was asked to come to the school- mer, 1; Chesapeake Conference, by Heavenly Sanctuary, by Miss Mattie room to spend the evening. Not only donations from individuals, 28; Total, Tefft. 4. Our Great High Priest, by that, but each one was asked to biing 80. E. R. NUTTER, Secretary. Miss LaBier. with him a gift, either for the support THEODORA STEARNS, Secretary. of the church school or for the poo " "A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM." At the appointed time thirty-five "ALL the way to Calvary, he went THE HARTLAND CHURCH SCHOOL. persons were present. Afier singing, for me, he went for me," sang the little NEARLY four months of pleasant " They Brought Their Gifts to Jesus," four-year-old, busy about his play. school days have passed, and soon the the chairman of our school board A large boy, almost as tall.as.I am, winter term will close. The average offered prayer. The older brethren and not a Christian, happened along; attendance has been twelve. Good, and sisters then favored us with a few just in time to hear a few words of the earnest work is being done, and we short stories from which many practi- song. " Who went for me, and where are anxious to learn what we can in the cal lessons were drawn. did he go ?" he asked. remaining time. Well may " thorough- At the close of the story-telling, Baby's brown eyes opened wide, as ness" and "perseverance" be our while the school children sang " Cheer- he answered, "Why, Jesus! he went motto. We have climbed hills, and fully Give," the gifts were placed on to Calvary for us. Naughty men overcome difficulties; for we want to the table. Again the children sang a nailed him on the cross I Drove great, deserve the name of " Hartland Can song composed for the occasion, and big nails right fru his hands 1 Do n't Company." presented their gift of fifteen dollars you know ?" The young people are interested in to their school. This gift was a happy A deep silence followed. Then missionary work. Although some dis- surprise to many. baby's voice rang out clear, as he tance from town, we find something The children earned their money sang, " He went for me, he went for to do. At one gathering the " Busy making and selling Christmas wreaths. me." Bees "prepared apples to dry and It was hard work, and many times My eyes filled with tears of joy as send away. Several times we looked they were very tired; but the Lord I prayed that God would bless the over the school beans, about three blessed their efforts, as he always seed that had been sown. bushels. The proceeds of the beans blesses those who will work, and the MRS. H. E, WARNER. will be put into the school fund. joy they manifested in the giving was We hope to make a little by caning worth as much as the gift. ITEMS OF INTEREST chairs. Next spring term we will work When the gifts were counted, we on the strawberry bed and the other found the school had received about MAINE. ground, as we have an acre of school thirty-five dollars. The poor also had —Our church clerks are beginning ground, altogether. been well remembered. Prayer was to realize the importance of having We would not forget the canvassing again offered, thanking our heavenly their church records show the names work. A few days have been spent Father for all that he had bestowed of only those who are keeping the by some in the neighboring towns. upon us. Sabbath and who report to the church. ATIAHTIC UMiOH QJUEAHEB. THE BOOK WORK. One clerk writes that she is trying to Central Hew England, week ending; Jan. 4, 1907. make all feel that in order to have Name | Place | Book | Days | His | Ords | Value | Helps | Total | Del'd God's blessing a faithful tithe must be A. J. Rice, Lowell, S of P 5 6 6.00 •2.26 8.25 5.CO paid. Let the good work go on. B. Chadnick, Everett, P L 5 16 16.26 1.75 18.00 3.00 —Sister R. J. Dixon, of Clinton, W. F. Brockway, Keene, CK 3 21 21 21.00 .70 21.70 writes that duiing the week of prayer W. W . Rice, Lawrence, S of P 4 18 22 2200 8.00 3000 300 E. W. Meek, E. Boston, S of P 3 13 14 14.00 14.00 several indiv iduals called at her home A. G. Peart, Southville, C K 4 16 12 14.00 .70 14.70 and desired her to read to them from •Geo. W. Howard, Washington, C K 6 27 11 1100 1025 2126 our publications. They agreed with P. A. Piper, Nashua, S of P 6 34 3 300 620 920 3.70 her that the seventh day is the Sab- W. E. Gerald, Fitchburg, PL 5 35 5 625 64.00 69.25 3866 bath, and that if they become Chris- tMiss Edith G. Turner, Salem, Misc 3 5 2 300 3.00 tians they shall keep it. She says that Totals, 10 Agents, 41 169 112 SI 16 50 #93 86 jf.209.86 #5335 there is a great call for leading matter •Week ending Dec. 21, 1606. t Two weeks ending Dec. 26, 1900. relative to the truth. West Virginia, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. —Many of our isolated sisters whose J. G. Marlatt, Parkcrsburg, G C 1 9 1 2.50 160 4.00 husbands are not in the truih, and who J'. Medlin, Morgantown, H of M 2 12 2 360 9.00 1250 can not keep the Sabbath as they de- J. H. Jennings, Am > dsburg, C K 12 63 8 12.00 1468 2658 2612 sire, because of necessary work, will Totals. 3 Agents, 16 84 11 £1800 £2.>.t8 £4808 £2612 appreciate the following lines sent by West Pennsylvania, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. Sister Dixon: - 3 " O for a day of rest, . Andrew Ness, New Castle, S of P 2 8 3.UO 2.26 625 160 Only one little day. Wm. Woodel, Cleaifield. CK 2 '13 8 8.00 800 1000 1-' No Idmps to trim, Celesiia Midkiff, Beaver Falls, C K 4 11 1200 12.00 300 No floois to sweep, Totals. 3 Agents. 8 32 23 £23 1 0 £2.25 #2.) 26 SI 4.00 No things to set away, No sewing on the shelf, Virginia, week ending Jan. 4, 1907 • * No calle s at the door, G. H. Clark, Berkley, C K 4 21 11 11.60 3.00 1460 One blessed day all to myself, Ja ues Johnson, Berkley, G C 15 5 10.25 8.60 1876 For rest and nothing more." Adolph Schenk. Roanoke, CK 6 3 3.60 350 —Sister Hiibo:ne, although in fee- 4'^ 19 >26. 6 #U 60 £3ii.7o totals. 3 Ageius. 4 ble health, is going around among her Hew York, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. neighbors and telling them that Jesus is soon coming. She says she feels Name | Place | Book | Days | lirs | Ords | Value | Helps | Total | Dcl'd impelled to sound the message. Louis RcUs, C K 29 21 3100 3.00 3400 J. H. Deeley, Sof P 18 2 2.00 2.00 2.25 —Brother Thompson has begun his S. H. Swingle, CK 12 19.50 colporteur work in Auburn and Lewis- 'lotals, 3 Agents, 6y 23 $33.00 $3.00 £36.00 £21.76 ton. The first night he was there, he Western Hew York, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. attended a mission meeting and be- came acquainted with a man who Wm. Chamberlin, C K 7.60 7.50 wanted to know what he believed, and Totals, 1 Ageni, £7.60 £7.50 the way was opened for a Bible read- Eastern Pennsylvania, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. ing on the spot, and for an invitation H. J. Detwiler, Souderton, C K 3 23 3 3.00 8.60 11.50 3.76 to his house to continue the readings G. W. Holman, Lancaster, B TS 5 28 25.80 25.80 26SO evenings, as he has opportunity. He Totals, 2 Agents. 01 3 £2880 £8.50 j,-s7.30 j-29 55 received an order for two of our de- nominational books. Southern Hew England, week ending Jan. 4, 1907. —A missionary correspondent ex- R. C. Andrews, Collinsville, S ot D 22 7 1826 8.75 2700 presses gratitude for papers ssnt her MargaretMcClements,Pawtucket,SufP 15.00 from the tract society office, and adds, Totals, 2 Agents. 7 £18.25 £8.76 $27 00 £15.00 " Blessed are they that keep his testi- U. C. Totals January 4 Days | Hrs | Ords | Value Helps | Total | Deliver d monies and that seek him with all tne 27 igents 79 405 203 £209.30 £162.93 £422.22 £160.37 heart." She has not committed her Totals for corresp, week last year self yet on the Sabbath, but we hope 20 Agents, 59 343 157 £243.96 £94.45 $338.40 $138.87 she may do so very soon. ATLANTIC UNION GLEANER. —Another correspondent writes, nearly a Seventh-day Adventist, any- books a short time since, says, " I " I received your kind letter in due way. There ate a ft w things I do not should like to have you help me solve season, and although you are a see yet, but I am stud} ing them all the a problem. One of the greatest diffi- stranger to me, I was glad to hear time, and the more I study, the more cu'ties we have to meet here is obtain- from you. I have been giving the I believe you are right." The gentle- ing books. I have donated $—.— to- Sabbath question a good deal of atten- man had just returned from a visit to ward such a fund, a d lent some be- tion lately, and I think I can truly say his bro'her in Lock Haven, Pa., where sides, and have also received a little. that I believe the seventh day is the he said he had been talking Seventh- To those who wish to lend us a small Sabbath." She asks prayers that she day Adventism to the people, and be- amount, we will pay them back as may have strength to walk in this fore going out he bought " Daniel and soon as the books are sold." .As a beautiful truth. the Revelation," " Paradise Home," suggestion to any who read this that E. H. MORTON. and '-Bible Text B ,ok," and mailed have a bunien for the educational them to a friend of his who is a physi- woik, here is a splendid oppottunity EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. cian in Lock Haven. Let us pray for some missionary work, and I am —Elder and Mrs. O. O. Bernstein, that the Lord" will lead this earnest sure that any donations to this fund of Minnesota, arrived in Philadelphia searcher after light to a full knowl- would be gratefully received. on the 2nd inst, where he has ac- edge and acceptance of the truth. —For the encouragement of those cept d a call. We welcome E der and V. H. COOK, Secretary. that are isolated, and in fact as .an Mrs. Bernstein among us. impetus to us all, I wish tc quote some —Owing to the disabling of the en- WEST PENNSYLVANIA. paragraphs from letters received from gine on fhe yacht '• Sentinel," and the —We all need the GLEANER. Why Si-ter L. B. Trowbridge, Berkley impracticability of making the trip not send in your subscription now? Springs, W. Va. Dec. 9, 1906: "I south with so small a craft, at this sea- —The Johnstown < hurch have not went o t three d-iys canvassing for son of the year, Ca tain and Mrs. been idle. Elder W. F. Sch \vartz re- the Signs. Not one order cou'd I get. Johnson have returned to Philadelphia, ports that a payment of $ 100 has Tru'y we are living in perilous times. and will work in this harbor during just been made on the property, and But I visit the jail, and talk to the the winter. that $53 interest has also betn paid. prisoners, and as I sow the seed in —A very successful workers' meet- Truly, this is encouraging. faith I am of good courage, believing ing was held in Philadelphia, Decem- — Eder J. W. Watt, Indiana, Pa., in the promise that I shall reap in ber 26 to 30, inclusive, at which time writes that last Sabbath, January 5, time. ... I am able to give Bible plans were hid for aggressive work they organized a church of eighteen readings and visit the sick, but. this is until camp meeting, which will prob- memHers, and that they expected to the wor>t place and hardest field for ably be held the latter part of August. have baptismal service On the follow- any such work as selling books or Among the various phases of the work ing Sabbath, provided the weather papers. If I give papers or tracts which were discussed, plans for raising would permit. Br >ther Watt also says away, they do n't read them." De- our share Of the $150.000 fund took a that the school is progressing nicely. cember 30 : "One large family have prominent place. A resolution was —December 31 to Janua y 6, spe- received the message, for which I am passed to have the money all in, if cial services were held in the Couders- thankful. I am now visiting them possible, by April 1. From this meet- port church-by Elder C. F. McVagh. every day giving readings. I ask ing our ministers went out to hold Some of the subjects presented were, your prayers in behalf of this family." quarterly meetings with the churches, Christ and the Bible To-day, Have Then in a letter just received, she and to work in the interest if this fund ; Ye Received the Holy Ghost Since speaks o' a young man to whom she and we are looking for good returns. Ye Believed? A Rift in the Clouds, has been giving Signs Leaflets as being —A well-to-rio gentleman who re- To Heaven and Return on the Wings interested, and also says that she had sides in Phil idelphia, and who has of Twt-ntieth-century Light, and Bet- the privilege of having a reading on become much interested in the truth ter Than Heaven, The Brightest Thing the thirteenth and fourteenth chapters through the tfforts of one of our sis- in the Hope Set Before Us. Reports of Revelation with him and his family. ters, a trained, nurse who nursed in his from Coudersport are th it at all the Sister Trowl ridge was born on August family, came into our office a few days services the church was filled, and that 20, 1820. We t.ust that all the since, and after having a long talk a new interest seems to be awakemd GI.EANER readers will pray for the with the office force, and referring to there. work that is being done at Berkley many scriptures which had been both- —Brother Irwin He*itt, teacher of Springs. ering him, he said: " Well I am pretty the Indiana school, in ordering some A. V. WILLIAMS, Sftretary. *• (8) ATLANTIC OMIOH GLEANED. Atlantic Union Cleaner rium and Benevolent Association, to be held Tuesday, January 29, 1907, for this time, and also to get some knowledge of physiology and hygiene. OFFICIAL ORGAN OP THE at 10 o'clock A. M., at the sanitarium I therefore plan, by the help of God, ATLANTIC UNION CONFERENCE in Stoneham, Massachusetts. to start within a few days a night Bir OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENtjSTS, The meeting is called, ble training school that will meet the SOUTH LANCASTER, MASS. 1. To hear and act upon the annual need of our less fortunate brethren PUBLISHED WEEKLY. reports. and sisters. You can not imagine Subscription Price Fifty Cents a. Year. 2. To consider the best method of how anxious these souls are, old and JENNIE THAYER, - - EDITOR. nominating members of the constitu- young, to do something for the Lord Entered at South Lancaster MJSS., as second-class matter ency, officers, and trustees of this As- in spreading this message among their UNDER the heading " The Journal sociation. people. In their inefficient condition Weather," the Boston Journal of Jan- 3. To amend the present by-laws of God has seen fit to glorify himself uary 10 has the following: " A tip to the Association or to adopt new by- through their feeble, puny efforts. the legislature—If you see a blue law, laws which shall conform to existing How much more glory would be added cut it out. " Let us hope the legisla- conditions. to the Father and the Son had these ture will heed this advice. '"*" 4. To elect members, officers, and anxious laborers the wherewithal to do trustees for the ensuing year. the work approvingly. This school JANUARY 9, Sister Longacre wrote 5. To transact any other business will be in connection with both that Elder Longacre was " helping on that may legally come before the meet- churches, Brooklyn Number Two, and ing. New York Number Four. Prof. H. C. repairs at the church." The day before, he went soliciting, and secured A full attendance is desired. Giles, M. A., of the Greater New York a donation of twelve " chairs for the (Signed) W. M. LEE, Bible Training School, and Dr. Gordon- room the children have in S ibbath- C. C. NICOLA, Poliptzo, professor of electro dermatol- school, and three pulpit chairs." H. B. TUCKER, ogy, who is now practicing in Brook- She is very grateful for your prayers, FREDERICK GRIGGS, lyn, will give valuable assistance in and says, " I am sure God has heard D. M. HULL. our night school. the many earnest petitions that have I am certainly very grateful for such ascended in our behalf." NOTICE FOR VIRGINIA. proficient help, as it will go very far toward giving the school the prestige THE Virginia Conference Commit- DONATIONS TO THE $150,000 FUND. it might not have enjoyed without such tee expect to meet at Richmond, Vir- BELOW are the amounts that have assistance. We are in need of some ginia, February 4^7, 1907. Plans for been received at the Atlantic Union physiological charts, and two good the summer's work will be laid. If Conference treasury to Jan. 15, 1907, maps to help in riveting the instruc- any of our churches or brethren have reported as donations to the $150,000 tion along these lines. Will some any suggestions, or matter that should fund: one help us in securing these appli- be brought before the committee at Central New England, $310.59 ances ? The Lord's blessing will fol- this time, we shall be pleased to hear Chesapeake, 108.50 low your kindness. Let the strong from them by the time of the meeting. Eastern Pennsylvania, 209.88 help to bear the burden of the weak. Yours for the committee, Maine, 159.75 I pray that the Spirit of the Lord will R. D. HOTTEL. New Jersey, 31.50 move some good soul to help in this New York, 249.52 work. We shall be thankful. You A NIGHT SCHOOL. will hear from us oftener now than you Southern New England, 345.00 I HAVE been thinking for a long did in the past. Send donations to Vermont, 394.25 time how I may help my people, young E. H. Hall, secretary Greater New West Pennsylvania, 265.14 and middle-aged, but particularly those York Conference, 535 W. One Hun- West Virginia, 131.86 who believe themselves too old to em- dred and Tenth St., New York, N. Y. Total, $2,205.99 brace the academic opportunities J. K. HUMPHREY. JENNIE THAYER, Treasurer. opened to them, and are really too busy trying to make a scanty living to attend WANTED.—At once, several strong, NOTICE. our newly organized Bible training capable young ladies to begin the THE undersigned hereby join in is- school, which offers them aid and help nurses' course. For particulars, ad- suing the following call for an annual to understand the Bible, especially the dress the Middletown Sanitarium, meeting of the New England Sanita- ground covering the definite message 10 Benton Ave., Middletown, N. Y.