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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXV. AUGUST 1, 1904. No. 15.

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CONTENTS

Views from the Watch Tower........................227
Mixing Worldliness and Godliness..............227
The Vanishing Sense of Sin....................227
Chinese View of Christian
Civilization................................228
Russian Peoples in Ferment....................229
Fear Not, O Zion!.................................229
"Go, Ye Swift Messengers!"........................230
"If the Lord be God, Follow Him"..................232
Out of Babylon the Great (poem)...................235
"Faint Not Because of Evil Doers".................235
Interesting Questions Answered....................238

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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
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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
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SAMPLE COPIES FREE.

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"MILLENNIAL DAWN READERS MEET," ETC.

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The Cleveland friends inform us that in their announcements of meetings in the daily papers they have long been in doubt as to how to mention their meetings. Lately they have adopted the above style with good results.

We can see the advantages in it. (1) Those who have read the DAWNS will know at once what it means. (2) Some who have the DAWNS but have neglected reading them may be aroused to investigate them. People like to go where others are going and to read what others are reading.

ZION'S GLAD SONGS.

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We have this booklet of spiritual songs in large supply again, and orders can be filled promptly. While it is not expected that the "Songs" shall take the place of the noble hymns in the book POEMS AND HYMNS OF DAWN, they will be found appropriate for social meetings and praise services. The price is 5c each, postpaid; 60c per doz.

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r3403 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3405 FEAR NOT, O ZION!
r3404 "GO, YE SWIFT MESSENGERS!"
r3406 "IF THE LORD BE GOD, FOLLOW HIM."
r3409 OUT OF BABYLON THE GREAT.
r3407 "FAINT NOT BECAUSE OF EVIL DOERS.

r3409 INTERESTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXV. AUGUST 15, 1904. No. 16.

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CONTENTS

Views from the Watch Tower........................243
Disbelief in Future Life
Dangerous...................................243
Church and State in France....................244
Antagonism Against Socialism..................244
The Stability of Zionism......................245
A Word to our Dear Colporteurs....................246
Elijah Instructed and Encouraged..................248
The Harvest and Gentile Times.....................250
Elijah Taken in a Whirlwind.......................251
Justified and Called..............................255

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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.
AUSTRALIAN 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.
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GENERAL CONVENTION, BOSTON, MASS., AUG. 19,20,21

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FOR PARTICULARS REGARDING CONVENTION ARRANGEMENTS,
SEE LAST PAGE, THIS ISSUE.

NOTE THE DATES BELOW.

This Convention takes place in connection with the G.A.R. Encampment, for which the railroads have made very low excursion rates. For rates and routes inquire of your nearest Railroad agents. Tickets will be on sale as follows:--

In "Central Passenger Association" territory--west of Pittsburg, Buffalo, Parkersburg and Wheeling, to Chicago and St. Louis, etc.--from Aug. 12 to 14.

In "Trunk Line Passenger Association" territory--east of Pittsburg, Buffalo, etc., to New York City, Albany, etc.--from Aug. 13 to 15.

In "New England Passenger Association" territory-- east of Albany, New York City, etc.--from Aug. 13 to 16, except from points within 150 miles of Boston; from the latter places the purchasing dates are Aug. 15 to 18.

In each case journey must begin before midnight of last date named.

Anyone residing within the "New England Passenger Association's" territory unable to take the "G.A.R. Excursion" above mentioned at the dates named, should ask for an "Excursion Certificate to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society's Convention at Boston, Mass." He will pay full (one way) fare for the certificate but will be entitled to a return ticket at a reduction, provided 100 such tickets can be shown. So, then, get the cheaper "G.A.R. Excursion" tickets if possible; but otherwise get the "Certificate" mentioned, and thus help others as well as yourself to lower rates than regular fare.

UNUSED "WATCH TOWER BIBLES."

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Any of our readers having copies of the Linear Bibles with wide margins containing references to DAWNS and TOWERS, in good condition and not being used, which they desire to sell, will please advise us. There were only 5,000 of these Bibles published and since then many new readers have become interested in the "Berean Bible Studies," mentioned in the front part of those Bibles who would be glad to have the helps which those Bibles afford. We have constant requests and would have more if it were known that the Bibles were obtainable. The printing of a small new edition would be too expensive to be considered, and we doubt if there would be sufficient demand for another edition of 5,000.

VOLUNTEER AMMUNITION.

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The Volunteer distribution of tracts this year has been immense, and only now have we succeeded in filling all your orders. We have a reserve in stock now: if any of you find yourselves short, order all you can judiciously use.

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r3410 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3412 A WORD TO OUR DEAR COLPORTEURS.
r3414 ELIJAH INSTRUCTED AND ENCOURAGED.
r3415 THE HARVEST AND GENTILE TIMES.
r3415 ELIJAH TAKEN IN A WHIRLWIND.
r3417 JUSTIFIED AND CALLED.

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