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VOL. XXXV JUNE 1 No. 11
A. D. 1914--A. M. 6042

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CONTENTS

Views From The Watch Tower........................163
Dr. Abbott's Outlook..........................163
Comments on Dr. Abbott's Outlook..............163
Germany Deserting the Church..................165
Loosing the "Four Winds"..........................165
Symptoms of the Coming Trouble................165
Justified or Condemned by Words...................166
World Full of Evil Speaking...................167
Well-Meaning, But Hinderers.......................168
"Called of God, as Was Aaron".....................169
Saving Him From Death.........................170
Laborers in the Vineyard..........................171
The Glorious Character of Our God.............172
Freedom of the Will...............................173
Divine Paradoxes..................................173
Almost Home (Poem)................................174
1914--General Conventions--1914...................174
Some Interesting Letters..........................174
Episcopal Minister and the Truth..............174
A Baptist Minister's Appreciation.............175
Great Grandfather's Motto.....................175

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:-British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:-All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

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SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
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DOES THIS APPLY TO YOU?

We fear that some of the dear Colporteurs are being attracted away from the colporteur division of the Harvest work. We urge all who have any measure of success as colporteurs that they should consider it one of the very best parts of the Harvest field, yielding more fruitage to individual effort than does any other.

The DRAMA, so far from hindering the colporteur work, should greatly increase it wherever the DRAMA is produced. Wherever it is heard of, the attention of the people is drawn to the STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES.

This is the favorable time of the year for colporteuring. Therefore, we would like to say something to re-encourage the noble band of faithful reapers who are laying down their time, their strength and their lives in this service. "He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting."

There never has been a time when so many people have been manifesting an ear to hear the Truth. Superstition is dying. Ignorance is giving way before the better knowledge of God and of His Word. The DRAMA is helping all this. Nevertheless, those who merely see and hear the DRAMA have only gotten a start in the right direction. They need to read the STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES with their Bibles, that they may be thoroughly furnished and may put on the whole armor of God, and thus be prepared for the impending trials of the near future. [R5472 : page 162]

The field is large. If you have time to invest in this precious service, write to us for hints, or methods, and for prospectus, and for assignment of territory--indicating what territory you prefer, giving first, second and third choice of locality. This proposition applies to all the unincumbered possessed of any talent and address. The greater your talent, and the better your education, etc., the greater your ability for serving the Lord in this part of the Harvest field. Many housewives can spare one or two hours daily for this grand work. When the privilege reaches us it becomes an opportunity for demonstrating to the Lord our zeal for Him, for His Truth and for the Household of Faith. Many teachers will have vacations shortly. What better way could be found for spending it than in the service of the King of kings? Moreover, it is healthful employment. Those who cannot colporteur should remember that the opportunity still remains for volunteering, and that our new Volunteer matter is ready and going out rapidly.

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POEMS OF DAWN

This book of 286 pages contains nearly three hundred beautiful poems of consecration and encouragement for Christians. It makes an excellent gift for any friend or relative not in the Truth, although most appreciated by the saintly. It is topically arranged, but you could not open at random and read without being refreshed, comforted, drawn nearer to God. The Karatol-bound edition is exhausted, but we still have a good supply on hand of the cloth-bound edition, 25c., and the India paper, leather bound, 50c.

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CREDIT AND FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS

With the May 15th issue of THE WATCH TOWER the free subscriptions to the "Lord's Poor" ended, with the exception of those entered within the last six months. If your TOWER stops coming, this will explain the reason. You are as welcome to it as ever, upon your own request. If you desire its visits continued, please advise us AT ONCE. A post-card request will be sufficient.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR JULY

After the close of the hymn the Bethel family listens to the reading of "My Vow Unto the Lord," then joins in prayer. At the breakfast table the MANNA text is considered. Hymns for July follow: (1) 94; (2) 259; (3) 14; (4) 47; (5) 12; (6) 46; (7) 305; (8) 220; (9) 18; (10) 108; (11) 262; (12) 216; (13) 299; (14) 224; (15) 221; (16) 326; (17) 155; (18) 23; (19) 144; (20) 254; (21) 212; (22) 307; (23) 324; (24) 192; (25) 313; (26) 113; (27) 204; (28) 87; (29) 263; (30) 219; (31) 82.

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r5467 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r5469 LOOSING THE "FOUR WINDS"
r5470 JUSTIFIED OR CONDEMNED BY WORDS
r5474 WELL-MEANING, BUT HINDERERS
r5472 "CALLED OF GOD, AS WAS AARON"
r5473 LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD
r5475 THE FREEDOM OF THE WILL
r5475 DIVINE PARADOXES
r5476 1914--GENERAL CONVENTIONS--1914
r5476 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

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VOL. XXXV JUNE 15 No. 12
A. D. 1914--A. M. 6042

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CONTENTS

1914--General Conventions--1914...................178
The Voice From Heaven.............................179
Babylon Cast into the Sea.....................179
Knowledge Brings Responsibility...............179
Fervent in Spirit--Watching Thereunto.............182
Lessons Learned by the Lord's Delay...........182
Our "Solitary Way"............................183
Fashioning Ourselves as Obedient Children.........184
How to Fashion Our Minds......................184
The Fashioning a Gradual Process..............185
Greatness the Reward of Service...................186
"Are Ye Able?"--"My Cup, My Baptism"..........187
"We Are Able"--"Ye Shall Indeed"..............187
What Blind Bartimaeus Saw.........................188
The Worst of Blindness........................188
Only the Few Yet See..........................189
Mind and Will.....................................190
Some Interesting Letters..........................190
A Maturing Obligation.........................190
What the Photo-Drama Did for Him..............191

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:-British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 (4s.) IN ADVANCE.
SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:-All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

==========
ALSO FRENCH, GERMAN, SWEDISH AND DANISH EDITIONS.
SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
==========
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER AT BROOKLYN, N. Y., POSTOFFICE.
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA.
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1914--GENERAL CONVENTIONS--1914

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ASBURY PARK, N.J., JUNE 26 TO JULY 7
COLUMBUS, OHIO, JUNE 26 TO JULY 7
CLINTON, IOWA, JUNE 28 TO JULY 5

The City Council of Asbury Park has extended a cordial invitation to the I.B.S.A. to hold a Convention in their city from June 26 to July 7, placing their Auditorium, seating 2,000, at the disposal of the Association. The invitation has been accepted.

Asbury Park is one of the most attractive and healthful resorts on the Atlantic Coast, and it is quiet and restful. Great trees shade the streets almost to the ocean's edge, and within a few minutes' walk from the sandy beach one is in the midst of typical rural scenery.

The PHOTO-DRAMA will be presented each evening: PART I., June 26th; PART II., June 27; PART III., the following evening; then PART IV., etc., thus giving opportunity for three full presentations of the four parts. A splendid program, with more than twenty-four speakers, has been arranged. Brother Russell expects to speak on June 28th and 29th. Opportunity for symbolic immersion will be given July 6th.

For particulars as to the Columbus, O., Convention (June 26th to July 7th) and Clinton, Ia. (June 28th to July 5th) see June 1st WATCH TOWER, page 174. Owing to the Asbury Park Convention being held on the same dates as Columbus and Clinton, Brother Russell's dates at Columbus will be June 30th, July 1st and 2d; Clinton, July 3d, 4th and 5th.

The I.B.S.A. Convention Committees at Columbus, Clinton and Asbury Park have a complete list of all the good and available lodging places. You will assist all concerned by promptly advising the Committee at the place where you expect to attend a Convention, and for which days.

It will be of further advantage, both to you and to all, if the Committees have the engagement of your rooms. This will avoid trouble and confusion at the eleventh hour and taking, at higher prices, rooms secured for others.

Address at once at the city you expect to attend Convention, Int'l Bible Students Assn., Convention Committee, care General Delivery.

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When sending remittances to the Society, please remember to make them payable in all cases to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, No. 17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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r5478 THE VOICE FROM HEAVEN
r5480 FERVENT IN PRAYER--WATCHING THEREUNTO
r5481 FASHIONING OURSELVES AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN
r5483 GREATNESS THE REWARD OF SERVICE
r5484 WHAT BLIND BARTIMAEUS SAW
r5486 MIND AND WILL
r5486 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

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International Bible Students Association Classes

STUDIES AND LECTURES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PEOPLES PULPIT ASSOCIATION

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I. B. S. A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR MONTH OF JULY
Questions from Manual on Series Second of
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY IV., VOL. II.

Week of July 5........Q. 24 to 30 Week of July 19........Q. 38 to 45
Week of July 12........Q. 31 to 37 Week of July 26........Q. 46 to 51

Question Manuals on Vol. II., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, 5c. each, or 50c. per dozen, postpaid.