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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXV. OCTOBER 1, 1904. No. 19.

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CONTENTS

Sons and Daughters of
Consolation--Comfort........................291
Comfort and Comforting Needful................292
Comforted and Taught to be
Comforters..................................293
The Time of Harvest...............................296
"Where is the Promise of His
Presence?"..................................297
"O the Blessedness--the 1335
Days".......................................298
Naaman Healed, Gehazi Smitten.....................299
Our Unseen Guardians..............................302

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This year we determined to lay in a large stock of the newest motto and text cards earlier than usual. Four large orders have already come to hand and the fifth is en route. Some of the older styles cannot be surpassed and these we have re-ordered; but the line of new styles of new texts this year is so large that we can send you all new ones, if you so request when ordering. Our facilities for importing these from London (their principal market) is unsurpassed, and our prices are about one-half those usually charged; namely, from 1c to 25c each--according to size, etc. For your convenience we will put these up in packages assorted for $1.00 and $2.00, including postage;-- from 15c downward in the $1.00 packages and from 25c down in the $2.00 packages. We will also make up some packages containing mottoes at 10c and downward, for 50c, including postage.

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r3434 SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF CONSOLATION---COMFORT.
r3436 THE TIME OF HARVEST.
r3438 NAAMAN HEALED, GEHAZI SMITTEN.
r3440 OUR UNSEEN GUARDIANS.

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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXV. OCTOBER 15, 1904 No. 20.

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................307
Russian Official Prayer for Aid...............307
The St. Louis Convention..........................310
Archaeological Verification of Bible
Records.....................................310
Christianity vs. Modern Culture...................311
The Rank of the Ancient Worthies..................312
The Great Company.................................313
Stumbling Stones or Stepping
Stones (Poem)...............................314
Joash, the Boy King...............................315
Repairing the Temple..............................316
Interesting Letters...............................316

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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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BRITISH BRANCH--24 EVERSHOLT ST., LONDON, N.W.
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A DESIRABLE GIFT.

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We have prepared a choice edition of "The Divine Plan of the Ages," as "Scripture Studies," bound in full Morocco with gold edges. Price, $1.00, postage or expressage, 10c; to WATCH TOWER subscribers at wholesale rate, 60c., carriage prepaid. We feel sure that many of these will be used as Holiday Gifts to friends. The usual price of such like books would be at least $2.00.

THE EDITOR'S ST. LOUIS DISCOURSE OF SUNDAY, OCT. 2.

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This discourse seems to have been quite widely published. The World's Fair Commissioners secured copies of it and mailed it to journals all over the country, requesting that they publish the discourse--or extracts from it. The Brethren and Sisters, we feel sure, will be glad to help circulate any paper publishing these discourses. Reflect, too, that such circulation carries the Truth to places and people not to be reached by the tracts and TOWERS. Openings of this kind we may accept as part of the Lord's providence, and we should accordingly make as full use of them as possible. Let each of us, while praying for the prosperity of the Lord's cause, watch also for opportunities to secure it--no matter how humble.

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r3441 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3444 THE ST. LOUIS CONVENTION.
r3443 ARCHAEOLOGICAL VERIFICATION OF BIBLE RECORDS.
r3444 CHRISTIANITY VS. MODERN CULTURE.
r3445 THE RANK OF THE ANCIENT WORTHIES.
r3445 THE GREAT COMPANY.
r3446 STUMBLING STONES OR STEPPING STONES.

r3446 JOASH, THE BOY KING.
r3447 REPAIRING THE TEMPLE.
r3448 ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM FAITHFUL WORKERS.

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