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15 July 1891, Volume 11, Number 14.

God’s Spotless Church

A Church without wrinkle, spotless and pure;
The Church must be holy, the foundation sure,
No place for the scoffer in God’s handiwork;
No place in God’s building for satan to lurk.

Let the discipline and class-book, in babel abide,
With man, the fond author, and satan to guide; [prove
God’s Church reads His Word, with His Spirit to
That the written and living, link together in love.

God’s Church is neither of wood, nor of straw,
His house is the people, whose heart is His Throne:
All creeds and divisions are better apart,
As the prayer of God’s people, is that of one heart

God’s Church is a building, not made with hands;
Each part fitly joins, to do His commands,
Having power from on high, love binding the frame
The Church is complete in Jehovah’s name.

The Church of God’s saints, is a land of sweet rest
From dead works and sin, with liberty blest,
Walking by faith, in the power of His might, [light.
The path-way made smooth, by the clear evening

As the end of one pilgrimage, now draws near,
With hearts all aglow, we are waiting to hear
The voice of our Saviour, “God’s Son,” glorified,
Come home, come up higher, my Church, my Bride.

Emma I. Coston.

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QUESTIONS.

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1st. Bro. Warner please explain justification, and what does it include. Does it mean regeneration.

  1. Explain Rom. 5:1, 2.
  2. Explain Eph. 2:1. What is the quickening?

Your sister

E. J. Rittz.

Answer to 1st. The word justify from which we have justification means, to pardon and clear from all guilt, to absolve acquit from guilt and merited punishment, and to accept as rightous on account of the merits of the Saviour, and the application of the blood of His covenant, whereby the heart is freed from the guilt of all past transgression. The word justification does not mean regeneration, which signifies a recreation, or being born again. But does justification include regeneration? The words have distinct meanings. But as the moral change they represent all takes place at the same time, these words are usually used in scripture as inclusive of each other. There being several distinct phases of this first work of grace, to avoid the trouble of using their representative words, one is used, and what is expressed by the other terms is understood as included. Justification does not precede regeneration in point of time, as some have erroneously taught. The instant a person is justified, —pardoned — he is also regenerated, or born into a new life, and adopted into the Divine family. It is t rue that all the phases of the first work of Grace, are not made equally conscious at the same time by the witness of the Spirit of God with our spirit. The conscious joys of pardon may somewhat precede the joys of son ship, but both pardon and son-ship, are coincident to the soul. Justification and regeneration are inclusive of each other, and they also include a resurrection unto spiritual life, the reception of grace whereby the soul can live without committing Fins, or in other words resist temptation from without and keep down evil bents from within. But entire sanctification, the second grace, destroys inbred depravity, and all its evil inclinings, and thereby makes it far more natural and easy to resist temptations from without.

Ans. to 2d. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” — Rom. 5:1, 2.

These two verses clearly set forth the two successive works of grace. The first brings “peace with God,” i.e., an end of voluntary warfare, against the Divine will. The second brings “the peace of God,” which results from the holiness of God. Both states are entered through Christ, and both are conditioned on an act of faith. The first grasp of faith, lays hold upon the promises of pardon which is all the soul’s desire. The second lays hold on the promises of God for perfect heart purity, or entire sanctification, of which the heart now feels the need. The first removes all guilt, the second is the standing grace of God, or “the heart established unblamable in holiness, before God.” — 1 Thess. 3:13.

3rd. The quickening in Eph. 2:1, relates to the work of regeneration. That gives us life, but entire sanctification gives us life “more abundantly.” The German renders it, “you hath he made alive.”

We have been informed that certain parties are teaching that in these words of Paul, “In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision but faith which works by love.” — Gal. 5:6. Circumcision means the same thing as justification, and that justification amounts to nothing by its self. This is wretched error, yea doctrine of devils. The circumcision referred to is literal, that of the law; whereas justification is a change of heart. The prelude to such detraction from the grace of justification must be an unjustified heart, a dead works religion.

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MAY WE ENJOY HEART PURITY HERE IN THIS LIFE?

“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves, but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise (Swedish translation — without understanding.) But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us a measure to reach even unto you.” — 2 Cor. 10:12, 13. These words the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, when reproving some that thought him to be walking according to the flesh, and in these days when evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived: and many that would like to live sanctified lives if they would have nothing to give up, are trying to get away from the command, “Be ye holy for I am holy,” by wresting and twisting the scriptures to suit themselves. “But they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.” The natural consequence of so doing is that they are unconsciously fulfilling the prophecies: “For the time will come, when they will not endure; sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap unto themselves teachers having itching ears. (Swedish translation — “Because it is itching in the ears.”) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and be turned unto fables.” – 2 Tim. 4:3, 4; 3:1-5. Surely there is “a famine in the land not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of healing the words of the Lord.” — Amos 8:11. And those that are standing in the way of sinners, by trying to nourish the old man and keep him alive when God has pronounced the death sentence over him, for He has “condemned sin in the flesh.” Rom. — 8:3, are saying, “Paul was not free from sin for he says: “For the good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” * * * “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.” May the Lord help every honest soul to see that the Apostle does not give his own experience here in the seventh chapter of Romans, but he is picturing out the life of those of the Romans who are yet babes in Christ, and cannot eat strong food, but milk, and that is why the Apostle pictures out their lives by using the little word “I” so as to not, by being to personal, stir up the carnal mind in them. And to that effect he also testifies: “I speak after the manner of men because of the infimity of your flesh.” — Rom. 6:19. As for Paul himself, his testimony is: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warefare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” — 2 Cor. 10:3-5. And now let us consider a few scriptures on the great important question: May we enjoy heart purity here in this life?

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God (justification) through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom (Christ) also we have access by faith into this grace (sanctification) wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” — Rom. 5:1, 2. In this text we see two works mentioned and both by faith, therefore they must be each separate and instantaneous. “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: * * * And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself even as He is pure.” — 1 John 3:1-3. “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” — Heb. 6:1, 2. “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works (I am crucified with Christ, the body of sin is destroyed) as God did from His. Let us therefore labor (Swedish translation — “apply ourselves”) to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” — Heb. 4:9-11. All these exhortations are given to children of God, to such as having been justified by faith have peace with God. Much more then, being now justified by His blood (Rom. 5:1;) we shall be saved from wrath (orignal sin, the flesh. Gal. 5:20, 21,) through Him.” — Rom. 5:9. “For if we have been planted together (with Him, Swedish translation adds) in the likeness of His death, For in that He died, He died unto sin once. (Swedish translation — “From the sin once for all” — German — “To the sin,) we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. But in that He liveth He liveth unto God. Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin (orignal sin.) For he that is dead is freed from sin (German and Swedish — “the sin.” — Rom. 6:5-10. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. “Much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ.” — Rom. 5:17. “Likewise reckon ye also to be dead indeed unto sin (German and Swedish — “the sin,”) but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. — 6:5-11. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world (1 Tim. 2:9, 10; 1 Pet. 3:34;) but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable will of God.” “This is the will of God even your sanctification.” — 1 Thes. 4:3. “The altar sanctifieth the gift.” — Matt. 23:19. Makes it free from sin.

And now dear reader, you have perhaps been searching your heart, and also been able to answer the question: “May we enjoy heart purity here in this life?” and now the next question is: Are you willing to make the surrender, and commit yourself all to the Lord, present yourself as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service?

“Have you made a consecration
Of yourself and earthly store?
Have you died to all but Jesus
And His will forever more?

Do you love to read the Bible?
Feel the Spirit’s holy fire;
Do you measure to its standard?”
Does each duty you inspire?

“Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray

God your whole spirit and soul and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you who also will do it.” — 1 Thess. 5:19-24.

Ludolf Schroder.

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MY EXPERIENCE.

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Dear Brethren: — When quite young I was brought under religious influence, and induced to make a profession of religion, and through sympathy was brought into this experience. I held on to a profession for ten or twelve years; was a class leader in the Methodist sect, without a particle of salvation. I finally quit professing, and being of a petulent disposition, I became a very wicked man. There was no peace for me. I was engaged in worldly persuits, and thought I enjoyed the world and I suppose I did as other worldly men enjoy the world,) but there were times that I realized that all this enjoyment was transitory, and that there was something more substantial than this, and at times I was brought under partial conviction, and would attend meeting and while in this condition was solicited to join different sects, which showed me the corruption there was in the sects. All this drove me farther and farther from the truth, and I was finally driven into infidelity. I was engaged in the lumbering business, therefore myself and family were isolated from society. I thought this was not right to bring a family in this way, so we began to attend religious meetings and Sunday- schools and their social frolics, donation parties etc., until I was completely disgusted with the whole thing. I saw plainly the preaching did not reach the hearts of the people. I would go to hear what was called a smart preacher, and would go home and reason thus with myself: either I had not a mind to comprehend, or that was not the Gospel. It appeared more like a schoolboy speaking his piece. I was so disgusted with such things that for years I did not go to any religious meetings except funerals, and as few of these as I could consistently. Finally conviction came upon me and this was indeed trouble, something that I could not shake off at will. It deprived me of peace and even sleep. I was brought into such a condition I could not rest in any place. O, how I desired to have some one talk to me, but I did not know where to go. Those who professed to be the ministers of the Gospel, came to visit us but their talk was not about religion nor the wellfare of my soul. Their desire was to have me join with them. One preacher said to me, “You join us and we will make a deacon of you.” How this looked to me, a man in my condition; all this made it more disgusting. As I was deprived of peace and sleep, this undermined my health so that I was not able to labor, and my mind had failed to such an extent that I was not capable of doing my buiness, and my eyesight had failed so I was not able to read much; not any by lamp light. With the aid of the best of spectacles and a powerful magnifying glass, I could read at short intervals. I finally concluded I could not live in this condition, so I took a trip west and went as far as Kansas. It proved to be a temporary benefit, but on my return after a short time, the trouble returned, and I concluded to leave this country. I had read of Oregon and long had a desire to see that country, and concluded to go there and find a nook among the mountains, and hide away and live and die there. I went and found the place I had pictured in my mind, selected a place to make a home, and returned with the determination to sell or get rid of my property and go back, but I could not sell. I offered it for less than it was worth but could not sell. This made bad matters worse. While I was fretting and looking around for a buyer and having a great deal of trouble, a company of saints came info the neighborhood. Some of my boys went to the meeting. I overheard them tell what they heard the first night, but did not pay much attention to it. They went the second time, then I paid more attention and made this remark, that it was a lot of tramps going around the country to sponge their living. But finally out of curiosity I went to see the show as I called it. It seemed that I had never heard such beautiful singing; this was followed by a powerful sermon delivered in the Spirit of the Lord. I had said years ago, if all the preachers mouths could be stopped, and twelve go out as the apostles went, preaching by the Holy Ghost, it would do more good than all the preaching of the present day. I continued to attend the meetings, and I soon found that which gave peace and joy. O, how I do praise the Lord for this wonderful change. O, how my soul doth magnify the Lord for what He has done for me when I was in darkness, misery and woe. My heart was filled with hatred, malice, and all evil, the Lord delivered me from it all. Now it is all peace and joy. My health returned, and also my eyesight is better than it was when I was a boy. I never had good eyes, but now I can read all day and night. O, it is wonderful what salvation has done for me. I was saved four years ago last February, and shortly afterwards was sanctified, and the Lord has wonderfully kept me ever since, and wonderfully healed me. At the time of my conversion I had been troubled for twenty five or thirty years with a malady that was a great source of suffering. I have not felt it since I was saved. There has been several cases of healing in our family. My wife was troubled with granulated eye ids for thirty years, and they were instantly healed by the mighty power of God. Also one of our girls had an arm that was almost useless, we called it a withered arm. It was a source of much trouble from the time she was three years of age until she was seventeen years old, when she was instantly healed by the power of God. I say the Lord has kept me these four years and over. I have never wavered or doubted. I saw clearly from the start, the Church — that wonderful body of Christ — and I saw another thing that has been a great help to me, that it is a walk of faith. Our emotions has nothing to do with it, or should not have, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Well, dear saints of the living God, join with me in praises to our God for His goodness to me, and all pray that I may be kept to the end, to then meet around the great white throne, there to praise Him in worlds without end. Amen!

Yours in Him.

C. B. Butler.

Hamilton, Mich.

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Bracken, Ind.

Dear Bro. Warner; — I am happy to say that I am saved, with victory in my soul through Jesus. Praise our God! I often think of you and all the dear ones I have met, and have prayed much for all the dear saints. On the 16th of May I went to Roanoke, Ind., and stayed with the church there for two weeks. Oh! I cannot express the joy and blessings that God poured upon us all. We had some glorious meetings in the name of Jesus, and He was with us in power. O, bless the Lord! I enjoyed my visit with them very much. Mother Waterbury was healed of Catarrh in her left hand. To God be all the glory. While I was there it came on her hand. She suffered very much. Was in bed part of one day. We called upon God, and, praise His name forever! the next day she was so much better that she could move her hand and eat; and about one or two days later it was entirely healed. Her daughter very kindly went and bought some drugs to make a poultice for her mother’s hand, but praise God! I told her the Lord would heal her hand, and that she would have to take the stuff back to where she got it. Praise the Lord! His saints have the victory. I am trusting my all in Jesus. His grace is sufficient for me. Please do not forget me in your prayers. The Lord use you to His glory continually is my prayer. Amen.

Your sister, saved and sanctified.

Clara Beaver.

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THE GOSPEL TRUMPET.

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A SEMI-MONTHLY HOLINESS JOURNAL

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DEFINITE, RADICAL, ANTI-SECTARIAN.
Sent Forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
For the Purity and Unity of His Church,
the Defence of ALL His Truth,
And the Destruction of Sect Babylon.

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PUBLISHED AT GRAND JUNCTION, MICH.

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REQUEST FOR PRAYER.

Pray for sister Emma J. Billig’s healing of bodily affliction.

Titusville, Pa.

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EDITORIAL NOTES.

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See notice of the Sidney, O. meeting July 16-21.

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We can now furnish “Holiness Bible Subjects,” at one dollar a copy.

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We have quite a number of testimonies on hands that we cannot publish at present, for want of space. Quite a number were written with a pencil and we were obliged to put them in the waste-basket. Persons writing should use pen and ink.

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CORRECTION.

In last issue on first page and last column: “When Paul said, ‘avenge not,’ he simply meant that we should not return good for evil.” Should have read, “evil for evil.”

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NOTICE

By consulting some of the Brethren at the Bangor Camp meeting in reference to the price of my new book, Holiness Bible Subjects. I concluded to make the price one dollar per copy in stead of $1.25. minsters or agents desiring to sell them can get them for 80 cts per copy, charges paid, by taking six copies or more. For premium offer to ministers and agents. Address

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NOTICE.

Many railroads give certificates to persons attending camp-meetings, and in case 50 such papers are brought to the camp-meeting from various roads, and filled out by the clerk of the meeting on returning home, the fare will be cut down to two thirds for the round trip. A few brought such blanks to the Bangor C. M. and if all that came on trains had asked for them of agents where they purchased tickets, much might have been saved. Remember this in coming to all camp-meetings hereafter. Tell the agents wherever you buy tickets that you are going to C. M., and ask for certificate stating that you paid full fare there, etc. and we think especially at Beaver Dam it will save you some of the Lord’s money.

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Brethren and Sisters, Keep praying and working and in all assurance, that God will ere long enable us to issue the Trumpet weekly. God will surely bring it to pass. For His mighty moving cause demands it. Saints should not think strange, nor think hard, if matter only of local interest, such as lengthy obituary notices, and verses, must be cut down, or excluded, in order to use as much as possible matter of more general interest. So must many testimonies be boiled down. Brethren write what the Spirit gives but study to condense. Take pains, and do not impose upon the workers here the necessity of re-writing,

Or throwing to the wast-basket, because only penciled or carelessly written. Especially until the weekly issue we will have to glean out of what is sent in, that which is most edifying, and least taxing to put into print.

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A Book on Divine Healing.

For some time we have felt the Lord moving ns to issue a work on Divine Healing, containing chapters of instructions, showing the teaching of the Word of God on this subject, also giving a large number of testimonies and experiences of persons whom the Lord has healed; showing to the world the wonderful power of God to save the soul, and heal the body; and also giving an account of just what points of consecration of salvation had to be met before the work could be accomplished; and of the dealings of the Lord with each one before and after healing. We are convinced that there are thousands of persons lying helpless upon beds of affliction, who, if such a book would reach them, they would be enabled to exercise faith enough in God to arise and take up their beds and walk. Now you who have been so wonderfully healed of the Lord, and desire to glory God and aid others to obtain the blessing of health and salvation, send in your experience. We would like to have all sent in within two months from now if possible. All such must be addressed to E. E. Byrum, Grand Junction, Mich. Have all manuscripts carefully prepared, and plainly written with ink. If a letter or business is sent, let it be on a separate sheet.

We wish to issue this work and send it forth only for the glory of God, and desire to send it out as near cost as possible, than it may reach thousands of afflicted persons. Let us hear from you soon, about what the Lord has done for you.

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Since inserting the above notice in the last issue we have received some wonderful testimonies of healing. If you have not yet sent in yours, please send it in soon if the Lord directs, and thus glorify God.

E. E. Byrum.

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A sister who has recently escaped out of Free Methodism, and obtained complete salvation writes: “One of the Pentecost workers has sent word for me to scatter some of their camp-meeting bills in this place. As soon as I said in my heart, I will, the clear light seemed to fade away in my soul. Stand far off from the burning of Babylon. Sects and divisions are contrary to the doctrine we have received of God. See Rom. 16:17, 18. And we must not aid or bid God-speed any one that brings any other doctrine. See 2 Jno. 10, 11.

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List of Camp and Grove-Meetings.

GROVE MEETING AT LA PAZ, IND.

We have made arrangements for a grove meeting in Bro. Kimble’s woods, three miles east of La Paz, the Lord willing just before the Beaver Dam camp meeting, Aug 7—9. Bro’s. Warner, Michels and Palmer are wanted, and as many more as can come. A precious time is expected as it comes just before the Beaver Dam camp- meeting, we hope many going from the north will take it in. A new R. R. will take you from St. Joseph directly to La-paz. Trains leave St Joe at 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.

Marshall Kirkley.

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A GROVE MEETING AT SIDNEY, OHIO.

The Lord willing, a grove meeting will be held about seven miles north west of Sidney, O., July 16-21. Those coming from the north stop at Swanders Station. And all from the east, west and south stop at Sidney, O. All wishing to be met at the train and conveyed to the place of meeting inform sister Clara Howard,

Sidney, O.

Let there be a general rally of the saints come with much prayer and fasting to God for a glorious meeting. Amen!

Bro’s. Schell, Warner and Co.

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A grove meeting will be held, the Lord willing, July 22-26, about eight miles west of Springfield, Ohio, on the Springfield and New Carlisle Pike, near the Carlisle camp ground. All are cordially invited by the saints there. Those coming from the west stop at New Carlisle. Notify Bro. J. McFarland, at Forgy, Ohio. All coming from the north, east and south stop at Springfield. Not fy sister Sarah E. Roller, Springfield, Ohio and they will be met at the train.

D. S. Warner and Co.

a grove metting will be held the Lord willing, near West Liberty, Logan Co., O. July 29 — Aug. 2, 1891. Those coming from the north or south stop at West Liberty. From the east or west stop at Bellefontaine, O. All notify Bro. Solomon Kenagy, West Liberty, O. and they will be brought from the train. Every body is invited that wishes to come for good, and will be cared for by the saints.

D. S. Warner and Co.

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A grove meeting will be held, the Lord willing, near New Hamshire, Ohio., just over the line in Logan Co. Aug. 5-9 Persons coming to this meeting via. of the C. H. A D. R. R., stop at Wapakoneta, Ohio, and notify Bro. Jesse Spurlock at New Hamshire, Ohio. Those coming via. the O. S. & C. R. R., stop at Huntsville, and notify Bro. A. Focht, Lewistown, Ohio, and you will be met at the station. All wishing to get good are invited by the saints there, and will be cared for.

D. S. Warner and Co.

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The Beaver Dam Ind. camp meeting the Lord willing, will be held on the old camp ground, beginning Aug. 11 and continuing until about the 20th. Persons coming from the South on the Lake Erie & Western R. R. come to Rochester. Notify Bro. David Leininger, Akron, Ind. All persons coming on the Chicago & Atlantic stop at Akron, notify Bro. R. N. Gast, Akron, Ind. Persons coming from the North or South on the Cincinnatti & Wabash stop at Silver Lake, notify Bro. S. M. Smith at that place. Coming on the Nickel Plate stop at Mentone, and notify Bro. Fletcher Stoner at Beaver Dam, Ind. All bring tents that possibly can, or at least do not fail to bring some bedding.

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DEERFIELD CAMP MEETING.

This assembly will take place, Lord willing, Aug 23—30, on the pleasant ground one mile east of Deerfield Randolph Co Indiana. Saints from all parts are invited to come and tent on the ground. If you cannot tent, come any how, and you will be taken care of in the name of the Lord. All coming on the Bee line from the east stop at Union city, and those coming from the west on the Bee line stop at Winchester Those coming from the west on the Panhandle R. R stop at Deerfield. Those coming from the north or south on the G. R. I. R. R. stop at Ridgeville. Those coming to Union city address Bro. Fletcher Byrum New Pittsburg Ind. Those stoping at Winchester, notify Bro. Peter Whitsel Union City Ind. Those stoping at Deerfield or Ridgeville notify Bro. Samuel Grow Deerfield Ind. Please notify in good time so as to be sure to have some one to meet you at the station. Every body that loves God and wishes to seek Him is invited. Any information desired concerning the meeting address

H. C. Wickersham.

New Pittsburg, Randolph Co., Ind.

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A GROVE MEETING

Will be held, the Lord willing, at Fair Haven, Carroll Co. Ill., commencing Aug 21st, and continuing as long as souls are willing to be saved. Bro’s Palmer and Dillon and Co. are expected, and every body invited.

Your brother in Christ.

H. W. Hechler.

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THE PA. CAMP MEETING

Will be held on the old camp ground near Rockland Station, Venango Co., Will begin Aug. 26th, and extend to Sept. 3rd.

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There will be a grove meeting at Brushy Prairie, Lagrange Co., Ind., July 23-26. By Bro’s Kilpatrick, Otto Bolds and others.

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There will be a grove meeting near Angola, Ind., July 27 to Aug. 2nd.

Kilpatrick, Bolds and others.

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There will be a grove meeting a few miles east of Auburn, Ind., on Bro. McClellan’s place, Aug. 4-10.

Bro’s Kilpatrick, Bolds and others.

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There will be a grove and tabernacle meeting in Cheshire, Allegan Co., Mich., July 23-26. Bro’s Palmer, Dillon and Co.

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There will be a tabernacle meeting at Plainwell, Mich., July 28th to Aug. 2nd. Bro’s Palmer, Dillon and Co.

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There will be a meeting held at the Hines School-house, Hope Township, Berry Co., Mich., Ang. 4-10.

Palmer, Dillon & Co.

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There will be a grove and tabernacle meeting on the farm of Bro. H. M. Cook, four miles south east of Tekonsha, Mich. Aug. 20-23.

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CLAM RIVER GROVE MEETING.

A grove meeting will be held at Clam River, Antrim Co., Mich. July 24-28. Come all who can.

W. B. Grover.

CAMP MEETING, NORWOOD.

The Lord willing, a camp meeting will be held near the above place in Wright Co. Mo., beginning Aug. 21—80. Brethren write from there as follows: “We invite all saints that can, to come to the help of the Lord against the mighty. We have a good large tabernacle. We want some of God’s Holy Ghost ministers to come and carry on the meeting, as we are not accustomed to holding camp meetings. We expect Bro. Bolds and family, and any other preachers and companies the Lord leads. Such as need help to come, please correspond with us, and we will aid, if the Lord will, what we can. Let all the saints pray for us, that God may abundantly bless the camp meeting in the salvation of many aouls. Any one wanting information can address

W. M. Wilson,
Wm. Gausvener,
Peter McKinley.

Norwood, Mo.

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CONCERNING THE NORWOOD CAMP-MEETING.

Brother W. M. Wilson writes: Norwood is on the Kansas Ft. Scott and Memphis R. R. Persons coming on the Frisco line, change at Sprigfield, Mo., and come directly here. Parties coming as workers, and need help finacially, and all other wishing any information address me as soon as practical. The meeting will be near to the town. We invite as many workers as feel led to come.

I also wish to state that I received a letter a few days ago from some brother wishing to know something about land, which having glanced over I put in my pocket, intending to answer, but by some means it was lost. If the writer reads this let him write again.

Your brother.

W. M. Wilson.

Norwood, Mo.

Bro. A. J. Kilpatrick intends to go to that meeting, and we trust Bro. S. L. Speck also. They can be addressed the former here, the latter at Burkett, Kosciusko Co., Ind. It will cost $17, 50 for one of the brethren to come on full fare, or $35, for both. But we think they will have no trouble to get half rates about all the way

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Bro. G. W. Stover writes us from Marquand, Madison Co., Mo. which is to the St. Louis & Iron mountain R. R., 118 miles from St. Louis, that they desire a camp meeting there, and would like the brethren coming to St. James, Carthage, etc., to take that place in on their tour. Brethren, arrange the same.

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CAMP-MEETING, FRISCO, ARK.

The Lord willing, there will be a camp- meeting at the above place, Crawford Co., northwest Ark., Sept. 1—9. Brethren can go from the Norwood camp-meeting to this place. We have received nothing yet definite respecting camp-meeting this year at Carthage and St. James, but if desired these places can follow next in order after Frisco. All camp and grove meetings announced without the necessary R. R. and other directions, please some one from that place furnish us such information. We think Bro’s. Kilpatrick and Speck will take the Mo. and Arkansas line of meetings, Bro. Wm. N. Smith goes to Ia., and Bro. Palmer and myself are wanted in Pa.

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A CAMP OR GROVE MEETING IN CANADA will be held at Candasville, Ontario, beginning Sept. 3rd and continuing about five days. Persons coming from the West on the Mich. Central R. R. stop at Perry station. Address Bro. James Blanchard at Candasville, Ont. Those coming from the South and East address me at Welland, Ont.

G. T. Clayton

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN MISS.

Dear Saints: — I wish to announce through the Gospel Trumpet, an assembly meeting to be held at Collinsville, Lauderdale Co., Miss., beginning Friday before the 4th Sunday in July. We hope the saints will come from all parts of the country as many as can. Come self sustaining, as we expect a very large congregation. We will have singing school during the meeting. Bro. Geo. Ethridge will, we trust, conduct the singing one or two hours each day. We need more help there to teach the Anthems. Has the Lord some consecrated soul that can and will come to Miss. and help us? While many of us are poor, you would find a home among us. It some one is led of the Lord to come and help us, address me at Prism. We are praying the Lord to send some one to us about the time of the assembly meeting. Collinsville is fifteen miles from R. R. If any one comes by R. R., write to Bro. Joe Houston at Collinsville, when you will be at Meridian, so some one can meet you there.

Your brother saved and sanctified.

W. W. Bradley.

Prism, Miss.

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CAMP-MEETING AT HEDRICK, IOWA.

We think best to begin Aug. 25th. This will enable Bro. Palmer to get there, if the Lord wills, after closing the Fair Haven tabernacle meeting. Bro. Wm. N. and Sister Smith, and Bro’s Achor and Stover are expected to be at that meeting.

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Bro. Arnold Focht, of Lewistwon, Ohio, writes: “Dear brother there was to have been a meeting at Beech Grove, about seven miles from New Hamshire O., and about three miles north west of Lewistown. The people in this vicinity want a meeting very much. We feel that it would be to the glory of God to have a meeting here. Bro. Speck and brother Howard, and any other brother filled with the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord may send, are desired.” Let some of the brethren attend to this matter soon.

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Brother Wm. E. Moore, writes from Odon, Daviess Co., Ind. that they have procured a beautiful grove, and desire a grove meeting at that place, as there is a good prospect for a harvest of souls for the Lord. We trust brother Howard can make arrangements for the same.

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THE FRISCO, ARK. MEETING.

We have received a letter from brethren there stating that owing to the drought last year and failures of crops, and rather poor prospects this year also, the people there are without means, and will not be able to do much by way of financial help. Therefore, they suggest that the meeting be changed to a grove meeting. They further state that they think there is a good prospect of doing good, if brethren can come and preach the pure word. Persons coming by R. R. get off at Porter Station. For information address D. H. Killman.

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In the name of the Lord we feel that the above meeting must go on: “The poor have the Gospel preached to them.” Perhaps brethren can drive over with a team from Norwood, and take the workers. We will also do what we can to gather some help for the brethren going west. Amen!

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Johnstown, Mich. June 29th. The saints at this place desire a grove meeting to commence July 28th, and lasting until Aug. the 2d. Bro’s. Palmer and Eldridge are desired.

Your brother in Christ

Arther F. Crandall.

Bedford, Calhoun Co., Mich.

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Brother Palmer is expected at that time at Plainwell, Mich. But we think brother Michels, or brother Jacobson, or both might, join with brother Eldridge in that meeting. Again, at the above meeting the tabernacle is desired, and of course the saints there are entitled to it, they having purchased the same. But they should have moved sooner. Arrangements have been made to use it at Plainweell. Brethren, a new tabernacle should be purchased immediately. Twenty dollars is laying ready for that purpose, about $90 more would get it. Who will advance the money immediately and let it be raised in future meetings. Perhaps one already built can be found. Make enquiries in every place. Let us hear. The Lord hasten it. Amen!

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NEWS FROM THE FIELD

The St. Louis Michigan Camp-meeting.

We are happy to report that this was a precious and successful meeting. Many dear saints attended the same, and there was a general advancement in the holy ranks of God’s people. Many troubles have crippled the cause of Christ in past years, throughout that country, hut we are happy to say that this meeting started in with a better state of affairs than any one before it. And yet there were many that needed, and found a clearer experience in this meeting, and a few that needed most went away empty, and infact attended but little. How utterly foolish for sour graceless hearts, to try to maintain that they are all right, when God, angels, saints and even sinners know, and the poor souls know themselves that they are out of the kingdom of heaven, and out of the fellowship of the holy people Some sinners were saved, and many sincere children of God reached deep and thorough consecrations into the will of God, and some of them were filled and powerfully baptized with the Holy Spirit. There were also quite a number healed by the power of God. There was but little real disturbance of the sacredness of the services at any time, but the difference between the deportment of the worldly masses here, and on grounds where meetings have been held for years, was clearly seen. It has been our observation that the more sinners have become acquainted with the saints the more they respect them. For that reason we hope the Gratiot saints will find a suitable camp-ground, in as central location for the brother-hood, and near to R. R. as possible and settle down upon it permanently. We had hoped that the ground occupied this year would prove such a choice. But we soon found that, though a pleasant place, and convenient to R. R. it was not satisfactory because too far from most of the saints. I hope therefore, they will soon succeed in locating a place. When camp-meetings are pitched in a new place, there are always a number of people within reach who have taken in the usual round of satanic slanders that blow like thistle seeds over the country, and such come on the ground full of irreverence. But when a meeting is continued at one place until the people become acquainted with God’s children, this is cut off, and about all come there with Godly fear and reverence, as is seen annually on the old camp-grounds. On Sabbath evening the rivet near by the grounds, was thronged for about twenty rods around a gentle curve, commanding a view of the solemn baptismal services. On Monday evening a large number of saints followed the dear loving Savior in His precious ordinances of washing the saints’ feet and the Lord’s supper. As the sisters were longer in performing the first of these commands of Christ than the brethren, the golden moments were devoted to altar services, and a couple souls were saved between the two holy ordinances. Praise God! The whole scene was very solemn and glorious.

There were present as workers Bro. A. J. Kilpatrick, Bro. and sister Jacobson, Bro. B. E. and sister Warren, sister Fisher, Bro. McDaniels from Iowa, Bro. J. June, Bro. Cox and family, with quite a number of the saints from Williamston, Mich. Bro. Wm. N. and sister Smith, ourself, and the dear ministerial brothers and sisters of Gratiot and Isabella Co’s. Also Bro. E. E. Byrum of the Trumpet office. The Lord ever bless and keep His dear saints in that country, and wonderfully use all who are called to the work. Dear Bro. and sister Wagoner of St. Louis, who were saved on our last fall tour in Gratiot Co., are called of God to leave all and work for the Master. They have died out to the world, and consecrated to the will of God, as fast as His providence will open the way. The Lord bless and use them in turning many to righteousness. After camp-meeting, in Bro. Walters’ house, Bro’s. C. W. McDaniels, from Iowa, and William Warren were solemnly ordained to the calling of the ministry, by the laying on of hands. Also sister Nannie Warren was ordained as a “help” in the Gospel. The Lord bless them all!

We returned home after meeting, Bro. Kilpatrick and Bro. and sister Smith remained to hold some meetings with the saints, Bro. and sister Jacobson and Bro. and sister Warren stopped, and are holding very successful meetings near Muskegon. Bro’s. June, McDaniels, and Wm. Warren went in company, we believe, to Sherman City. The Lord bless all His messengers. Amen!

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Gresham, Neb. July, 4th.

To all the Saints of the Most High God: — May His mighty power keep you, amen! We have opened a new field of labor at Utica, Neb. The people receive the word gladly. The work is opening more and more in the west. Thank God the people have a good prospect for a large crop this year, so they hope to be more able to carry forward the great work. The Lord blessed brother Achor’s short visit to this state. We are glad he is coming back. I hope the saints will help him freely, for he has a family, and such men must be kept in the field all the time.

Your saved brother.

James Willis.

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Watkinsville, Miss.

Dearly Beloved Saints: — When I look out over the ends of the earth and behold with a spiritual eye so many that are ushering and crowding the broadway to perdition, I am made to cry out, oh Lord, how can I stay at home, and so many people starving to have the Word preached. Oh dear saints, I want you all to pray for me as I am young in the work of the ministry. I know He has given me the gift of the Holy Ghost, that will guide me in the way of truth, therefore pray that God may use me more and more. Praise the Lord forever and ever! I am so glad that the power of God has been manifest in this neighborhood. Diseases of long standing have been rebuked, after all human aid had tailed. While the doctors said, “We can do nothing more, the patient has consumption and is bound to die.” Oh glory to God! I am trusting Him for my Physician.

Your brother.

C. C. Stewart.

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Visalia, Cal.

Dear Trumpet Raeders: — It has been some length of days since I have given evidence of what the Lord is doing for wife and I, since we left our home in Mahaska, and the dear saints there that we loved so dear. We arrived here Feb. the 1st., where we have had to stand alone for God, and cry aloud, and spare not. This place represents five church orders or sects. But holiness unto the Lord is unknown to them, as they plainly admit. Last week we were in Porterville, thirty miles south east of here. Wednesday was spent in hunting up the lost sheep of Israel, but only a few to find. We went to prayer meeting, and the power of God came down to bless, and we had a glorious feast to our souls. We feel now that we are at liberty to go on from here, as the Lord may direct.

John J. Bently.

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St Louis, Mich.

Dear Brethren and Trumpet Readers: — We left our home, Auburn Ind., May 28th. for Kalamazoo Mich. Arriving there we held meeting in the evening of 29. Bro. Kilpatrick preached the Word effectually to the people. At the close of the service five persons consecrated for, and obtained the experience of sanctification. Thank God! At last the Lord has raised up His own Church in that city principally through the labors of Bro. Michels. The 30th, Bro A. J. K. started for Decatur to hold meeting, and we for Kendall, where we began meeting in the evening in the Hall. The Lord met with us in power, with showers of blessings and victory. We keenly felt the powers of darkness, strongly opposed to, and set against the work of God there, but the Lord gave us the victory. Hallelujah! Several were saved. One lady who had been brought up a strict and zealous Roman Catholic was blessedly and joyfully saved of God. There were four baptized in water who also got the witness of the Spirit to their acceptance. The Church was much blessed, quickened and strengthened in the Lord. We also had a very precious and joyful ordinance meeting. We attended one of the most glorious and spiritual C. M. at Bangor we ever had the privilege of attending. That meeting will truly tell for the Church here on earth and Gospel fruits and success through all eternity. Next, we in company with dear Bro. and sister Warren, and sister Smith. Bro. A. J. Kilprtrick, left Grand Junction for Blendon Ottowa Co. Mich., to hold a grove meeting. The meeting began in the school-house June the 19th. and lasted till the 22nd. The last two days of this meeting were held in the grove. This was truly a feast to all. Many were convicted and moved up to the standard of the Gospel. Backsliders were joyfully restored to the favor and family of God. No strict account was kept of the number that consecrated, bat at least sixteen or twenty consecrations in all. The heavenly climax of the work was wonderfully and gloriously reached the last day after salvation work was over. The power of the Lord was wonderfully manifested to heal all who applied and all received the desire of their hearts who also got the witness of the same in the demonstration of the Spirit and power. There were about fifteen or more who were healed of God; that was indeed wonderful. Bless the Lord! The twenty third, the above named Co. all took train for this place. This glorious work of God is moving on rapidly and gloriously in His name. After this C. M. some of us expect to labor in this vicinity for a season, the Lord willing. Wife and I expect to commence meeting at La Paz about July 25th, the Lord willing where we remain till the Beaver Dam C. M

Yours in him.

F. N. & S. A. Jacobson.

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Jerry City, O.

Dear Saints: — The grove meeting on Bro. Ezra Smith’s farm was a glorious feast to all the dear saints of God, a perfect victory from beginning to the end. The saints did rejoice because the mighty power of God was in the camp, and filled the little ones with glory. One soul was professing and saw his lost condition came down and was redeemed and made happy in a Savior’s love. Two dear souls were sanctified and filled with the high praises of God. Two were buried with Christ in the water to walk in newness of life. The saints were much strengthened. The hangers on and professors went around growling, while the little ones were rejoicing and praising God for the straight Word that was read on the ground. Oh dear saints every where be true to Jesus. Keep watching and praying, we are in perilous times and many deceivers are in the world. Remember me and pray that I may keep low at Jesus’ feet.

Your Bro. in Jesus.

Wm. H. Miller.

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Continental O., June 10, 1891.

Dear Brethren: — On May 30, we started for New Rochester O, and began meeting in Bro. Brown’s neighborhood. This is a new field of labor, and the people thought it a strange doctrine, that people must live without sin. But they did not seem to reject the truth, but were slow to take hold of it by faith. By the help of God we showed them by the word of God what the true Church is, and that Christ is the head of the Church. Bro. Spaukey from Six Points was with us over Sabbath and delivered one sermon. We next went two miles north and held one meeting, at which place there is an opening for a good work, and souls are anxious to get saved.

A. M. Dick.

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Ridgeville Corners, O., June 30, 1891.

Dear Saints: — We are still saved, justified and sanctified, all on the altar to do the Master’s will, praising God for salvation from all sin. We held meeting at Bro. Sprays, Sunday, June 21. There was one soul saved in the afternoon. The next Tuesday visited a German family who is earnestly seeking light. On Thursday went to Fulton Co. accompanied by Bro. Spray, where we commenced meeting in the Oak opening at Bro. Brodbecks, where they had never heard the evening light preached before. We were gloriously surprised by the coming of Bro. and sister Long and Bro. and sister Guyer from Wood Co. On Saturday night, who remained for the Sunday meeting. Had meeting in the morning at a school-house; at a union meeting house in the afternoon, and at the school-house in the evening. Many acknowledged the truth and seemed anxious for meeting there again soon. The seed, must be sown. Paul says, I planted Apollos watered, but God giveth the increase, so then neither is he that planteth anything neither he that watereth any thing, but God that giveth the increase. We expect to go to Archbold Wednesday July the 1st, the Lord willing; then hold meeting at Ridgeville July 4th, and 5th, then where-ever the Lord directs. We ask all the saints to pray for ns that we may do the will of the Lord at all times. Your humble Bro and sister.

James & Ida Worden.

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OBITUARIES.

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Sister Caroline Piper near Fenwick, Ont. fell asleep in Jesus Apr. 21st, 1891. Aged 20 yrs. and 6 months. She was the wife of Bro. Alfred Piper, and daughter of Mr. John Smith. God bless the bereaved family who miss her so much.

Funeral services by.

G. T. Clayton.

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Kansas City, Mo.

Sammy, son of Bro. Venerable, at his father’s residence, departed this life to life eternal, on May the 2nd, 1891, aged 19 years. Bro. Sammy professed faith in Christ, and said he was prepared to go.

Your humble brother.

R. J. Brown.

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Died near Moscow, Miss. May 31st, 1891, Sister Ella Mays, aged 30 yrs. 1 mo. and 19 days. Sister Mays had been afflicted for several months, but bore her afflictions with christian patience. She was sanctified last summer, while we held a meeting at Evergreen Bethel. She had been previously converted, and like all other converted people, when she heard holiness, at once received it as truth, and sought and obtained the blessing. And it seems that she has been one of those blessed lights along the shore that never grows dim; but like the setting son, as she sank down be neath the horizon of life, cast a beam of heavenly light back upon the world, and then rose to shine in a brighter day. She died as she lived, in the triumphs of a living faith. She found the blessed Jesus a Savior from all sin, and she followed Him to glory. He was faithful to her in all her trials, and very precious help in death; and the Holy Spirit, proved to be a Comforter. A short time before she breathed her last, she addressed those around her, bidding them farewell, and begging them to meet her in Heaven, pleading with her aged father who are unsaved, to meet her there. She requested that the writer conduct her funeral services, and that we sing at her funeral her favorite hymns: “A Im a soldier of the cross,” with the chorus, “There be no night in heaven.” Also On the happy golden shore, with the chorus. Meet me there. She then requested sister Katie Gibson to take care of her infant child, and then seemed to fall asleep in Jesus for a few minutes, and then revived as if to bring back some message from the land of rest, and to warn those around her for the last time. She then said she had seen her child that had been in heaven nearly a year. And warned her friends exhorting them to live right or they could never meet their loved ones in heaven. She also spake of holiness or sanctification, saying that she had lived it and was dying it (or dying as she had lived.) She then fell asleep in Jesus. A large congregation of friends and mourning loved ones assembled at Liberty, where, after funeral service by the writer, her body was laid in the silent home of the dead. Sister Mays leaves a christian husband and four little children to mourn her loss, together with a father, mother and many friends. Let us pray that God may bless them in their bereavement and that the dear old father may take his dying child’s advice and prepare to meet God in peace and his sainted child in glory. May the Lord bless sister Gibson and help her to raise the motherless babe.

Take her counsel sons and daughter.
And your little hearts and lives prepare
For heaven and immortal glory,
Oh meet your sainted mother their!

May God bless and help Bro. Mays to raise the little ones for heaven.

W. W. Bradley.

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Died near Gibsonburg, Ohio, April 14th ’91. Elvina Pearl Kiser, aged 5 years 3 months and 4 days.

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Died, in the same family, Iona May Kiser April 17th 1891. Aged 2 years, 7 months and 7 days. The dear little ones were taken away by Diptheria and Lagrippe.

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Sister Anna Cannon was horn Aug. 26, 1864, and died June 16, 1891, aged 26 yrs. 9 mos. and 20 days. She was unmarried and leaves father, mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn their loss, which is her eternal gain, as she has departed to be with Jesus. Just before passing away she said: “I am going where I can sing everlasting praises.” May God help the bereaved ones to prepare to meet her on that beautiful shore.

R. Cloe.

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Died: — At Ferriesburg, Mich., June 21st sister M. A. Stowell, aged 44 years and 5 months. Sister Stowell was bom at West- field N. Y. She was converted in 1865, and never joined any denomination, but always stood free in Christ, and lived a faithful christian. Of late years she has been devoted to the Master’s work, and through her ministry and earnest labors many souls have been saved; and her last days were spent earnestly entreating sinners to flee the wrath to come. She left the glorious evidence that she was going home to receive the crown of glory prepared for her. She leaves a husband, daughter and two sons to mourn the loss of a christian companion and mother. May God bless the dear ones left behind and ever keep them in the narrow way, that when life’s journey is over we may all meet our saved departed friend. In sister Stowell, we lose an earnest worker May God raise up mighty men and women to take the places of those who step over the river.

Funeral services were held at Black, Lake, June 23d, by

W. B. Crall.

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Watkinsville, Miss.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord: — I realize that I am one of God’s children, and He keeps me by His power. I heard the doctrine of holiness preached about three years ago, and I saw I was on the road to destruction. About six months ago I consecrated all to God, and He justified me freely, then sanctified me wholly and give me the satisfying portion to my soul, and makes me to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Your Bro. washed in the blood of the Lamb.

A. J. Watkins.

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TESTIMONIES.

“Thy Testimonies are Wonderful.” — Psa. 119:129.

Knox, Ind.

Dear Trumpet: — It is with the love of God in my heart this beautiful Sabbath day, that I attempt to write you a line. I attended the Beaver Dam Camp-meeting in this state last August. I stopped with Bro. B. and family, I shall never forget their hospitality. I went to that meeting for the purpose of getting both soul and body healed. I met with one Bro. Kilpatrick who somewhat discouraged me. But thanks to Him who doeth all things well, I now understand that every stubborn case, requires very strong medicine. I have great confidence in Bro. Kilpatrick. May God always direct him aright. I went home from that meeting disgusted with myself. In spite, I stored my goods and went to south west Mo. to my sister who belongs to the holiness people. I hoped to get some light some way. I attended meeting after meeting, but failed. I felt like every body was ready to think I was not in earnest, and yet I knew that God knew my heart. In February I went back to Ft. Wayne, was there four days, and on the morning of the thirteenth, after some hours restlessness and praying, I heard the voice of the blessed Saviour say just as distinctly, I will be with thee, and heal thee. I clasp my hands and shouted, praise the Lord. Yet I feel like God wants me to call to-gether the elders of the church and be anointed. There are no holiness people here, so I hope to be with the saints at the August camp-meeting, where I hope to meet with a large number of the saints, and be completely healed.

Your sister in the Lord.

Mrs H. C. Jones.

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South Bend, Ind.

Dear Saints: — I feel led of the Lord to give my testimony of the saving power of the Lord. I was sanctified last Aug. and continued in the faith for a season, but fell into the snares of satan and lost my salvation, and then I became the hold of every foul spirit. Oh, how I praise the Lord that He did not deal with me as I have deserved; but He was merciful and long-suffering to me. On Wednesday June the 17th, the Lord sent His convicting Spirit upon me, and oh the misery that I endured. I could hardly eat or sleep. I promised the Lord if He would spare my life until the fourth of July, I would seek Him in the pardon of my sins, but the weight became greater and greater until Saturday, I could not endure it any longer. I left my work and started for Grand Junction, and there I met with the dear saints and sought the Lord, and bless His holy name, He pardoned my sins, and on Sunday morning He sanctified me. Glory to His holy name! Oh, my soul is filled with His holy love, and now I can praise Him at all times, and love to search the scriptures. And when the way is open to go forth and preach the Gospel of the everlasting kingdom, I am ready to go. Glory be to Jesus! Oh, how much precious time I have wasted in worldly pursuits, which should have been spent in the Master’s service to lead sinners to the cross, and teach transgressors the way of the Lord. If any of the dear saints pass through here, we would be glad to have them stop with us. I feel impressed to study German, so that I may be able to preach the evening light, and full and free salvation to the German brethren.

Oh, backslider I beg of you to turn again to the Lord, who is full of mercy and has promised, that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” — 1 Jno. 1:9. I am so glad that I have proved the Lord. Mal. 3:10. Dear saints pray for me that I be faithful.

Your brother saved and sanctified.

Chas. Schleehauf.

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Templeton, Cal.

To all the Dear Saints: — May God be with you and bless you all. I feel His cleansing power this morning, and what a sweet rest, peace, and contentment it brings. There is not any perfect rest without being all on the altar Christ Jesus. I have tried both, and I would not give one hour of my sanctified experience for all my former life. We have no holiness people to talk with at this place. I have been here six months, and Bro. Schroder is the first I have met. He is on his way to Michigan. Jesus has cleansed me from all gin. Praise His name.

Olive Edwards.

Waukesha,Wis.

Dear Brethren: — You will think I have been a very wicked man in my life. I have been a drunkard and gambler, and have sworn till I had not enough breath to say another word, and sung songs in saloons for a living; and have slept in barns and straw-stacks, and I have endured many hardships in my young days. I have gone the full length of the chain and the power of the devil. I have lived in a form of selfish and powerless religion, a christain by name but not by perfection: but glory be to God and His name, and the Lamb forever! I chewed and smoked as much tobacco as any body: I could not go to bed without tobacco in my mouth; would wake up and smoke my pipe in the night, but thanks be to God! I am cleansed from all these cravings and lust of the heart, and I am thankful to say from the bottom of my heart that the blood of Christ can and will cleanse from all sin for I have proved it. Glory be to God! I am living where the power of God fills my soul till it is like heaven below. Glory be to God for ever and ever! I have proved where and how we most live in order to have this indwelling power that fills our cup to an over-flowing. Lay ourselves all on the altar, falling prostrate at His feet, down at the foot of the cross, all under the blood for our own souls and the souls of others.

In that way we soon find out hearts are getting the blessing, for

God comes down our souls to greet,
And glory crowns the mercy-seat.

I have no worldly pleasures; but God fills my heart with a richer treasure: the Will of the Holy Spirit.

Ellis Stacey.

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Battlefield, Miss.

Dear Saints of God: — I realize a river of sweet peace flowing in my soul this morning. On the first of January 1890, I found myself without hope, and without God in my soul. Before that time, I tried to think that I could be saved without discharging my duty, and without living a perfect christian; but thank God I saw that without holiness I would not be able to stand before Him in that great and awful judgment day. I set out with a full determination to seek God till I found Him precious to my soul. It was not long before I could realize that I was a child of God I felt like I wanted to walk in a the commandments of God blameless, and to do this I saw that I must quit the use of tobacco. I did so and the Lord blessed me in the act. But still I felt a little backward about taking up the cross and following the meek and lowly Jesus. I saw that would not do. So on the 5th of April, one year ago I took up the cross and like a soldier, have been bearing it ever since. I did not feel perfectly free, until the third Sunday in July, when by faith I claimed full salvation in Jesus. Since that time I have not been ashamed or afraid to own Him as a perfect Saviour, and to confess my completeness in Him. Glory to God! So this day I can say, and that too with a clear conscience, the very God of peace doth sanctify me wholly. I am free from all sin and walking in the light.

Dear saints of God, I want to ask you all to pray earnestly to God for me, that may be healed of ulcerating sores which I have been troubled with about four years, also that I may remain humble at the foot of the cross.

Your Bro. under the blood.

Albert M. Johnson.

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Daleville, Miss

Dear Saints: — I am saved and kept by the power of God each day. I have been unable to work for about six years. I pray daily that I may got to a holiness meeting so my mother and I may be healed by the power of God. I do love to read the Trumpet and the Bible. I have quit taking medicine and desire the prayers of the I saints for the healing of my afflicted body. Pray for me and my family. Your Bro. in the work.

J. N. Watson.

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Rock Bridge, Mo.

Dear Saints: — I feel led to write this to the Trumpet for the glory of God. I am saved through and through by the precious blood of Christ. Glory to God! The Lord has taken from me the appetite for tea, coffee, and tobacco. I belonged to the M. E. sect for twenty years; but glory to God, I have come out of babylon, and have been born into the Church of the living God.

Your brother in Christ, saved and sanctified.

B. Y. Moris.

Mahaska, Kan.

Dear Saints of God: — I feel led of the Lord this morning to write a little for the Trumpet. I can say that I am saved to the uttermost, and kept by the power of God. I am sanctified by a second work of grace wrought in my heart by the Holy Ghost. We have some here that openly oppose the second work of grace, and testify that they received the Holy Ghost in pardon. And these same ones have testified many times, before the new heresy came out, that while they were living a justified life, they were continually sinning and repenting and groping in darkness. Well, if they had the Holy Ghost, why were they sinning and groping in darkness? when the Word plainly tells us, that the Holy Ghost shall lead us into all truth; it also tells us that the Holy Ghost is the sanctifier. A life of sinning and repenting and groping in darkness is not Bible justification. Well, it is plain enough for all the true saints of God to see what is the matter. It seems to me it is our duty to stand in defence of the truth, and preach the Word, and testify what we know. We are determined to measure up to the Word It come what will.

Yours for the pure Word of God.

Mrs. Ada Hewitt.

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Jerome, Ia.

Dear Saints — I feel led to add my testimony. “How sweet to know that Jesus saves, to feel the blood applied, and Jesus only Jesus know, my Jesus crucified.” I earnestly desire the prayers of all the dear saints, and especailly those of the Trumpet family, for my healing of a very painful swelling on my face. I have faith to believe that it will be done. There are no saints here but my husband and I. Pray for us that we may stand firm.

Your sister saved and kept by power divine.

Lizzie Haynes.

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Napier, Mo.

Dear Saints and Readers of the Trumpet: — This morning finds us sweetly saved and drinking at the fountain of purity, completely delivered from all sin. Brothers Kinzie and Neff held a precious meeting at Walnut school-house, and we trust the Lord will send them back again. The Lord has done a wonderful work for us, and gives us victory in our souls, and enables us to walk in the light of His Word.

J. H. & S. A. Whipple.

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Rolla, Mo.

Dear Saints: — I am still praising God for full salvation, and would be glad to hear some good Holy Ghost preaching. It has been a long time since we had any one to preach for us. There are a few of us here. Pray much for us.

Your saved sister, kept by the power of God.

Mary Sater.

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Rolla, Mo.

Dear Trumpet Readers: — I feel led to write my testimony. I am saved through the blood of Jesus. I am living up to all the light I have. I desire the prayers of all the saints, that I may prove faithful to the end.

Your sister in Christ.

Mary Wayman.

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1432 Sanpedro and Clinton Sts. Los Angeles, Cal.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: — The Lord still saves and keeps me by His power. I am still living in the midst of Babylon, where we have no meetings of the saints. There are a class of people here that call themselves saints, but they are far from being the saints of God, and are only an organized sect. I hope the Lord will send some of His people here to preach the Gospel in its purity. Bless His holy name! He keeps me sweetly saved and trusting in Him.

Your sister in Christ.

Caroline Robins.

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Big Oak, Miss.

Dear Brethren: — I am still praising the Lord for a full and complete salvation that keeps me from all sin, and for the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost. Bro. Warner and company’s visit was a great blessing to the cause of holiness here in the south, and a means of stengthening the work all along the line. Quite a number of souls have been buried in baptism, by Bro. A. L. Creel, and others expect to be soon.

Pray for me that I may be kept true to Jesus.

W. F. Speed.

Trout Creek, Mich.

To all the Dear Saints Everywhere, Greeting: — May the Holy Spirit kindle a fire of sacred love that will spread all over our great land and awaken to righteousness the people. Amen.

All that saw me at C. M. last year, especially, I would like to greet with a holy kiss and encircle them in the arms of love. All of God’s holy people, in fact, are my people. I love them and enjoy with joy unspeakable, their society. God has wonderfully and gloriously led me since the camp-meeting last year. The new truths that were taught me then are ripening into rich and golden fruits of a completeness in Christ, that I more and more enjoy. My consecration covenant is daily before me. I have made the martyrs consecration. I am the Lord’s and He is mine. All I have is upon the altar. To die is gain; and I live only for Christ. I have passed through great afflictions. The divine grace was sufficient in the hour of need. I have passed, as an exile all alone, the dreariest months of the year, in the coldest climate, without family and friends; all alone with a severe disease that carried many to the grave. No doctor but Christ; no medicine but the Holy Spirit; no attendants but angels. I suffered less than those who had care, and my health is better than if I had been poisoned with drugs. I wish to say to all: Hold to the doctrine of the healing power of God, and do not do as the heathens do, — look to man for cure. Christ is the great Physician for soul and body. I learn that great success has marked the work of the dear brethren. I have followed them in their heroic struggles in battling against the monster — SIN. I rejoiced in ther glorious victories. I am praying for the spreading of the EVENING LIGHT. The dark clouds are breaking and the sun is shining. I find wise men all over that are looking for the new-born Savior. Everywhere is discontent with confused sectism; half-hearted, weak-kneed religionism that is neither warm nor cold, and sickening to look at. God is moving forward with His hosts to conquer the world for Christ. God has shown me as He did Elijah, that He has many hid away that do not bow to Baal, but are true worshippers of God. I have had a glorious time in the name of Christ where this light never shone. Keep on dear brethren. Be as bold as lions; as harmless as doves; as wise as serpents; as persistent as the children of the world. We are fighting a good fight, and a crown of righteousness awaits us.

I am pleased with the advancement made in literature. The book and writing of Bro. Wickerskam’s fills a needed want in Biblical science. This is the day to teach the Bible in the light of history. Science, government and philosophy are passed, and we now need to teach the Bible in the light of the Bible. The Bible is the best book with which to explain the Bible, and all the writings of the saints do this. But we not only need charity for others, but also with our own opinions. The only safety is in the direct Word of God. We will soon be gathered in Christ, and knees shall bow and tongues confess Him. Amen. May God bless all.

Your saved brother.

John Storrer.

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Hayden, Ind.

Dear Brethern: — I do praise God this morning for salvation that saves me just now from all sin; also for his healing power. O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever! I will praise thee for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation. I do praise God for what He has been doing in this part of the country. We have peen praying for God to raise up a people here. There are a few saints at this place, and the people are bitter against the truth, but God has raised up a church about 25 miles from here and we can get together and have meetings. It seems but a short distance when we think of meeting God’s true children. It is sad to see the people reject salvation, but it is peace and joy to know we are saved in the Lord. The Lord hath done great things for us whereof we are glad.

Your sister saved just now.

Emma George.

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Rock Port, Mo.

Dear Saints: — I am still on the Lord’s side, praise His name! We are having a good Sunday-school at this place, and God is wonderfully working among the people. When the harvest passeth and the summer goeth, it will find me saved and sanctified.

Your brother.

B. R. Murry.

Saturn, Ind.

Dear Saints: — We are all well and saved. Praise the Lord for ever! I want to say to the saints that are going to the Beaver Dam Camp-meeting, that we live on the Liberty Mills road, 13 1/2 miles southwest from Fort Wayne. Gravel road all the way but one mile and a half. We are only three miles south of the Nickle Plate R. R. Any one going through with teams please stop at our home and we will make you comfortable as possible. We live on what is known as the Nine farm. We are 5 miles from Roanoke, Ind. Sister Waterberry at Roanoke said that any one coming that way should stop with her.

Your Bro. and sister in Christ,

Mary C. & Henry Smith.

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Blendon, Mich.

Dear Saints: — My testimony is that I am sweetly saved in Jesus. Oh I do praise God that I am drinking from the fountain that flows in my soul. Glory to Jesus! I do praise His holy name for full and free salvation.

Your sister washed in the blood of the Lamb.

Mary Puls.

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Frisco, Ark.

Dear Saints: — I am saved from all sin, sanctified wholly by a second work of grace. Praise His holy name! He has saved me from tobacco, coffee, and everything else that is contrary to the will of God. I am walking in all the light He gives me. O, it is so sweet to trust in Jesus. Pray for me that I may be faithful unto the Lord.

Your Bro. in Jesus.

W. B. Hobbs.

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Anthony, Kan.

Dear Brethren: — I am thankful that I am one of the “despised ones.” We are despised for His sake, and are opposed by the enemy and his host, but the grace of God is sufficient at all times. I used to be a Baptist, and when Bro. Lundy came I was far away from God, but He received me again into His fold, and now I am free in Jesus and out of sectism, and kept by the power of God.

Adaline Buck.

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Haddam, Kan.

To all the Sheep of that Great Shepherd, Greeting: — I praise the Lord for complete victory in my soul. I am so glad that we can come to the Lord to sing the songs of Zion, for how could we sing them in a strange land, (Babylon). But now, praise the Lord, we can sing with the spirit and with the understanding.

Your sister, sanctified and kept by the power of God.

Addie Flock.

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Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dear Trumpet Readers and all of God’s Little Ones: — I feel led of the Lord this morning to write my testimony. I know that the goodness of God is with me. I am weak in body, but praise the Lord! I am strong in Him. I am glad to say I am sweetly saved through the blood of Christ and kept by His mighty power. I do praise God from the depths of my heart that He ever showed me the way of holiness. I ask the prayers of all the saints, that I may be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Amen.

Your humble sister in Christ Jesus.

Jennie Jones.

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Columbia City, Ind.

Dear Saints: — I am sweetly saved in Jesus just now, kept from all the works of the evil one. Praise God! I have a real Bible experience, and am continually rejoicing in the truth, and the truth makes me free. I am walking in the light as He is in the light, and have fellowship with the Father, and Son, and with all the dear saints. He saves and sanctifies me by a second work of grace, and keeps me by His power.

Your humble sister.

Emily A. Pence.

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Collingwood, Ind.

Dear Saints: — I am unsaved and desire you all to pray for me and my little brother that we may be saved and meet you all in heaven.

Cora Mosher.

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Rising Sun, O.

Dear saints: — I wish to testify to the glory of God. I am saved and sanctified all on the altar. Yours in Jesus.

Daniel Roush. Sr.

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