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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXVI. AUGUST 1, 1905. No. 15

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................227
Union of Churches.............................227
Seventeen Million Church Members to
Federate....................................227
The Newer Unrighteousness.....................228
Luther's Suppressed Utterance.................229
The New Christianity..........................229
Berean Bible Study for August (Brotherly Love)....230
"Full of Mercy and Good Fruits"...................230
The Great Company in the Court....................232
"Lord, Choose My Cross for Me" (Poem).............235
A Good Son of a Bad Father........................235
"Thy Word Was Found, I Ate It."...................237
Thanks Be to God for Deliverance..................239

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LETTERS FOR THE EDITOR SHOULD BE SENT TO ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND REMITTANCES
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
--OR TO--
BRITISH BRANCH--24 EVERSHOLT ST., LONDON, N.W.
GERMAN BRANCH--MIRKER STR., 45, ELBERFELD.
AUSTRALASIAN BRANCH--32 JOHNSTON ST., FITZROY, MELBOURNE.

PRICE, $1.00 (4S.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE, 5c (2-1/2d.) A COPY.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY. SPECIAL
TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR AS FOLLOWS:--

Those of the interested who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for the TOWER, will be supplied FREE, if they send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually.

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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POST OFFICE.

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THIS JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED IN THE
FRENCH, GERMAN, SWEDISH, DANISH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES.
SAMPLE COPIES FREE.

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NEW MOTTOES AND OLD FAVORITES

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We have just received a large line of new Mottoes, of designs never before shown, and also duplicates of some of the best patterns of former lots.

The prices on these are gauged so as to cover cost, customs duty, packing and postage, and no more. We again have arranged them in assorted $1.00 packages, marked:

Am, for packages containing some old styles, which some may have had before.

(Bm, for packages all strictly new and different, medium sizes.

Cm, packages new mottoes, chiefly medium and large.

Dm, packages of large new mottoes.

Those who want $3.00 worth or $5.00 worth can thus select several packages. If no designation is made we send the Am assortment.

We have some 25c and 50c packages also--all of the smaller sizes, so as to afford variety. They are all choice mottoes and beautiful. They should be on the walls of all Christian homes --if possible in every room. They exercise a quiet but powerful influence for good.

The variety is too great to catalogue satisfactorily. The prices range from 1c each up to 25c and are about one-half the usual retail rates.

We can supply German mottoes also, though the delivery will be slower, as we order them sent direct from our German branch.

Our British friends can order mottoes best from our London office--saving customs duty, freight, etc. Our mottoes all come from London.

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r3601 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3603 BEREAN BIBLE STUDY FOR AUGUST.
r3603 "FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS."
r3605 THE GREAT COMPANY IN THE COURT.
r3607 A GOOD SON OF A BAD FATHER.
r3608 "THY WORD WAS FOUND, I ATE IT."
r3609 THE LONDON, ENG., CONVENTION.

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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXVI. AUGUST 15, 1905. No. 16

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................243
The Church and the School.....................243
The Religions of New York.....................244
Nominal Christians Described..................244
Fate of the Theological Student...............245
Convention of the Joyful People...................245
The Church of Today...............................246
"Not Holding the Head"............................248
Only the Humble are Safe......................249
Burning the Word of God...........................249
Persecuted for Righteousness' Sake................252
Two Questions Answered............................254
Encouraging Words from Faithful Workers...........255
Portland Convention Arrangements..................242

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LETTERS FOR THE EDITOR SHOULD BE SENT TO ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND REMITTANCES
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
--OR TO--
BRITISH BRANCH--24 EVERSHOLT ST., LONDON, N.W.
GERMAN BRANCH--MIRKER STR., 45, ELBERFELD.
AUSTRALASIAN BRANCH--32 JOHNSTON ST., FITZROY, MELBOURNE.

PRICE, $1.00 (4S.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE, 5c (2-1/2d.) A COPY.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY. SPECIAL
TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR AS FOLLOWS:--

Those of the interested who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for the TOWER, will be supplied FREE, if they send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually.

==========

ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POST OFFICE.

==========

THIS JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED IN THE
FRENCH, GERMAN, SWEDISH, DANISH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES.
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GENERAL CONVENTION, PORTLAND, OREGON, SEPT. 8-10

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All sessions of the Convention (except the Sunday afternoon public service) will be held in the "Woodman's Hall," corner of East Sixth Street and E. Alder Streets. Brethren arriving over the S.P. line on Friday morning, Sept. 8th, should get off the car at E. Morrison St. station and come direct to the hall, thus saving carfare as well as any inconvenience through transferring. All other brethren arriving on all other lines at any time should come to the Union Depot where arrangements will be made to meet them and direct them to Hall and accommodations. All cars crossing "Morrison Bridge" pass within one or two blocks of the Hall. To get to Hall from Union Depot:--Take "M" car one block south, or "S" car, southbound, three blocks south on Sixth St., ask for "Morrison Bridge" transfer when paying fare, get off at Third and Yamhills Sts. and take any car crossing bridge. Get off at Grand Ave. and look for banner showing location of Hall one block north and one east.

The public service, Sunday afternoon at 3, will be held in the First Methodist Church, corner Third and Taylor Sts., easily reached from all car lines without transfer.

Entertainment.--Good rooms can be obtained in the vicinity of the Convention Hall for 50c, 75c and $1.00 per night for each person, two, three and four in a room. Meals at nearby restaurants can be had for 20c and 25c. Special room rates can be obtained for families or unencumbered brothers or sisters, three or four in a room.

It is important that all brethren who anticipate attending the Convention should notify Wm. A. Baker at Couch St. Dock, Portland, Ore., at least two weeks in advance, so that accommodations can be secured.

Letters should state price of rooms desired, number in party, etc. Arrangements will also be made for brethren who cannot afford to pay for accommodations but who can pay their fare to Convention, but in such cases it is also necessary to be advised before date of Convention. Some of the brethren have already written relative to bringing tents and others as to bringing their own blankets, which they can do without extra cost as baggage. All who feel it to their advantage to do so will be taken care of, and where brethren cannot afford to take furnished rooms it is a very good plan. Compliance with the above will greatly facilitate work of the Entertainment Committee and add to the general harmony of the Convention at the opening session.

Railroad Rates.--The regular excursion rate of all roads entering Portland, with tickets on sale at all times, is one and one-third fare, with a thirty-day limit. Parties of ten on one ticket, ten-day limit, one fare for round trip. "Coach parties" from any one locality are made special excursion rates, averaging considerably less than one fare for the round trip. It is suggested to friends in the northwest that they may be able to make joint arrangements with the local committees of the other two Associations (National Letter Carriers' Association and the "Hoo-Hoos" or Lumbermen) holding their conventions at Portland at this time, for "coach parties," and thus get the advantage of the lowest possible rate.

MISSIONARY ENVELOPES

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These are now in stock in large quantity. Every letter you send through the mail may be a more or less potent messenger of the Truth, even on its outside, by the use of these envelopes. They catch the attention not only of those to whom they are addressed, but postmen and others have an opportunity, and sometimes the curiosity, to read their message of peace--the gospel in condensed form. Price, 25c per 100, postpaid.

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r3610 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3611 CONVENTION OF THE JOYFUL PEOPLE
r3612 "THE CHURCH OF TODAY."
r3613 NOT HOLDING THE HEAD.
r3614 BURNING THE WORD OF GOD.
r3616 PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS' SAKE.
r3617 TWO INTERESTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
r3617 ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM FAITHFUL WORKERS.

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