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VOL. XIX. SEPTEMBER 1 & 15, 1898. No. 17 & 18.

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CONTENTS.

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Council Bluffs Convention Notice, etc.............258
The Parousia of our Lord Jesus and
His Subsequent Apokalupsis and
Epiphania at His Second Advent..............259
For What are We Watching?.....................260
Proofs of His Presence........................265
"Behold the Bridegroom!"......................269
Presence Gradually Revealed...................271
"Cometh not with Observation".................273
"Knew not the Time of Their
Visitation".................................275
Israel's Overthrow and its Cause..................278

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 56-60 ARCH STREET, 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 accident, or other 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 constantly.

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THIS ISSUE AS A FREE SAMPLE.

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Our subscribers are invited to send us, plainly written on postal cards, the full addresses of their friends and acquaintances interested in our Lord's second coming but not aware of his parousia. To all such we will be pleased to send a copy of this issue free, during September.

COUNCIL BLUFFS CONVENTION.--OCT. 1-5.

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We had not thought of this as a general convention except for the friends of Iowa, Nebraska and nearby states, but we learn that others will probably attend. We assure all of a hearty welcome. Remember the date, October 1st to 5th, and be sure to send a card to the WATCH TOWER office not later than Sept. 20th, stating the number in your party. See last TOWER.

'PILGRIMS' IN THE FAR WEST AND SOUTH.

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Brother Draper's proposed route lies to the North West. He is going by rail. Brother Ransom's route is South West, through Indian Territory, Oklahoma and Texas. He is traveling via wagonette, Sister Ransom with him. So far as possible all points where there are five or more WATCH TOWER subscribers will be visited. Others of the preaching brethren "Pilgrims" are in central and Eastern states, and one will (D.V.) make a Southern tour during the Winter. If these children of the great King come to you, give them a hearty welcome, remembering the Master's word, "He that receiveth you receiveth me,... and him that sent me."

Remember that none of these "Pilgrims" either take up collections or ask for money: all their expenses are provided for, out of your special fund, from this office. Neither do these "Pilgrims" come to "devour widow's houses" by a prolonged stay. They will remain only two or three days, and will be disappointed if there are not arrangements for at least two meetings each day of their stay. Have all arrangements made for the exact day mentioned on the notification postal cards sent in advance of them, as they must be punctual, and their routes are all arranged weeks in advance. Do your part in gathering in the "hearing ears." This service and the Colporteur service are both being greatly blessed of the Lord.

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r2359 THE PAROUSIA OF OUR LORD JESUS
r2359 ISRAEL'S OVERTHROW AND ITS CAUSE.

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