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SEMI-MONTHLY.

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VOL. XXI. SEPTEMBER 1, 1900. No. 17.

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CONTENTS.

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Views From the Watch Tower........................259
The Chicago Love Feast........................ "
Southern Presbyterians Disappointed........... "
Poem: Gather All Thy Children Home................260
"Do Ye Even So to Them"...........................261
Is the Golden Rule Incumbent?.................262
Divine Strength Perfected in
Human Weakness..............................263
Watching and Its Reward...........................268
"Be Ye Doers of the Word".....................271
A View of "Bible House"...........................272
Two Conventions...................................258

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N.Y. DRAFT, MONEY 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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BRITISH BRANCH NO. 131 GIPSY LANE, FOREST GATE,
LONDON EAST, ENGLAND.

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TRACT No. 50 is the German translation of No. 49, "Which Is The True Gospel?" Copies have been sent to our entire list, as usual. You have German friends or neighbors to whom these may be acceptable. Order additional copies as desired.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. CONVENTION--SEPT. 4 AND 5.

Friends of the truth residing in the vicinity of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., advise us that a Floral Fete will be held there Sept. 3-6, which will have very low rates of railroad fare from all points in New York and New England. They request a gathering of the friends of that vicinity,--and as many others as can conveniently meet with them on Sept. 4 and 5. The Editor has promised to attend on the 4th, and if possible to remain also the 5th. Purchase Excursion tickets to Floral Fete.

Comfortable accommodations can be secured at one dollar a day including board. Notify the WATCH TOWER office at once by postal card, when you will arrive, by what road, and how many will be of your party. On arrival go at once to the New Prohibition Hall, No. 464-1/2 Broadway.--But first look out for the Reception Committee at the door of the "Ladies' Waiting Room," displaying a copy of the WATCH TOWER.

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DALLAS, TEXAS, CONVENTION--SEPT. 29,30, OCT. 1.

We merely remind the friends of Texas and vicinity of the date as above, reserving particulars for next issue.

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CONVENTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR SYMBOLIC BAPTISM.

This is a feature in all conventions. Robes, towels, etc., are supplied, and the use of baptistry secured.

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"HE THAT HATH NO MONEY--COME YE!"

At all Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Conventions provision is made for the free entertainment of the Lord's "brethren" able to attend, but unable to pay for hotel accommodations. In notifying us of your coming, mention if the Lord's providence has made it expedient for you to accept the free hospitality.

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r2686 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r2688 "DO YE EVEN SO TO THEM."
r2692 WATCHING AND ITS REWARD.
r2694 REVIEW OF THIRD QUARTER.--SEPT. 30.

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SEMI-MONTHLY.

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VOL. XXI. SEPTEMBER 15, 1900. No. 18.

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CONTENTS.

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Views From the Watch Tower........................275
What is the End of Life?......................275
The Spread of Mohammedanism...................275
Methodism and Higher Criticism................277
Presbyterians Being Sifted....................277
High Church Performances......................279
Calamities--Why Permitted.....................279
Times of Refreshing...............................280
The Christian's Course Delineated.................280
The Dallas, Texas, Convention.....................283
Sabbath Dinners and How to Utilize
Them........................................283
The Proper Kind of Table Talks................284
A Royal Banquet Declined..........................286
"Zion's Glad Songs"...............................274
The Volunteer Work................................274

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N.Y. DRAFT, MONEY 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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BRITISH BRANCH NO. 131 GIPSY LANE, FOREST GATE,
LONDON EAST, ENGLAND.

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"ZION'S GLAD SONGS."

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OUR dear Brother McPhail, who has quite a talent for music, has collected a number of new and beautiful hymns,--the music to the majority being his own composition. These, fifty-four in number, are well printed, and appropriately bound in paper covers,--price 10 cents each, or $1 per dozen, postage free.

This little book, entitled "Zion's Glad Songs," has another feature which we are sure will be appreciated by many, viz., the addition of the music for twenty-eight old tunes, long, short, common, and peculiar meters. These are inserted in the interest of our regular hymn book, "Poems and Hymns of Dawn," the tunes of the remainder being copyrighted.

It is not at all the thought that the new book will supplant the old one; for many of the grand old hymns cannot be equaled by any new ones, either in words or tunes. The thought is to make it supplementary. As such we recommend it to you all. Our first edition of 6000 is now ready and orders will be filled as received.

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THE VOLUNTEER WORK.

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This branch of the service has lagged a little during the hot weather, because of small attendance at church services. Now that cooler weather has come we expect that it will revive. Some who have finished their own cities are branching out-- endeavoring to serve nearby towns. This is commendable. Every faithful soldier of the cross is sure to receive blessings both now and hereafter from "the Captain of our salvation." Let us be faithful. [page 274]

"Lift high the royal banner, It must not suffer loss."

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r2694 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r2699 TIMES OF REFRESHING.
r2697 THE CHRISTIAN'S COURSE DELINEATED.
r2697 THE DALLAS, TEXAS, CONVENTION.
r2699 SABBATH DINNERS AND HOW TO UTILIZE THEM.
r2701 A ROYAL BANQUET DECLINED.

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