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VOL. XVI. JULY 1, 1895. No. 13.

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CONTENTS.

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Special Items: The Pastor Denies It...............150
That Modern Methodism Article.................150
Missionary Envelopes; Dawns...................150
Views from the Tower..............................151
"The Peace of God"................................153
Poem: If We Had but a Day.........................157
Bible Study: The Golden Calf......................157
Bible Study: The Offering of Strange
Fire........................................158
The Memorial Anniversary..........................160

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THE PASTOR DENIES IT.

The Pastor of the Calvary M.E. Church, Allegheny, called at our office and assured us that the rumor (See page 140 of our last issue), that servants were not wanted at that church, is wholly without foundation. He presumes that their fine new edifice may have led some one to mention it as a "rich-man's church;" but that so far from the Board of Trustees taking any such action, they reduced the charges for many sittings, so as to bring them within the means of people in very moderate circumstances. We are glad of such assurance, and glad to make it known.

The rumor, it seems, got its start in the fact that originally only two pews had been provided whose sittings would be as cheap as six dollars each per year; and, furthermore, that a Committee on pew-renting had been granted more than usual powers which it was feared, perhaps uncharitably, would be used against the poor.

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THAT MODERN METHODISM ARTICLE.

Several readers inquire concerning the article in our last issue, on Modern Methodism: Did we publish the article entire? In which issue of the Northwestern Christian Advocate did it appear?--Right-minded people find it difficult to believe that others could so lose the spirit of the gospel as to glory thus in their own shame.

We reply, that we published the article entire, word for word, as it appeared in the Northwestern Christian Advocate of March 28, '94, over the signature of its writer, Rev. Chas. A. Crane, who has since removed to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A portion of the paper containing this article was found by Brother Compton and sent to us, but the date of it was missing. We at once wrote the Advocate, and also to Rev. C. A. Crane, and from the latter received the date of the journal; but too late for mention in our last issue.

The date, the fact that such an article was published over a year ago, read by thousands of Methodists, and by scores of editors of Methodist and other journals, and not commented upon by any of them, and that it only raises a "breeze" when it reaches the awakened readers of the WATCH TOWER, gives all the stronger evidence that the sentiments of the article were well received and approved, by Methodists in general, as the truth, and that a larger number than we had supposed are glorying in their shame.

Later.--We have received a whole copy of the Advocate mentioned, and after a very careful search we find that we erred in saying that it was published without one word of comment; for four pages away the Editor gave exactly eleven words of comment as follows: "Mr. Crane's friendly satire on existing Methodist conditions will awaken thought." The article itself bears no evidence of insincerity: we fear, as does the Editor, that it is too true a picture of "existing Methodist conditions."

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MISSIONARY ENVELOPES.

We are placing an order for another lot of our usual Missionary Envelopes, and make the proposition that any who can use 5000, can have them at less than half the usual cost,--with their card printed at the corner. This is to induce a very general circulation of this tract envelope. Order at once.

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MILLENNIAL DAWN, VOLS. I., II. AND III., English and German, VOL. I. in Swedish and Dano-Norwegian, at uniform prices, 25 cents per volume in paper covers, $1.00 per volume in embossed cloth binding.

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r1831 VIEWS FROM THE TOWER.
r1832 "THE PEACE OF GOD"
r1835 THE GOLDEN CALF.
r1836 THE OFFERING OF STRANGE FIRE.
r1837 THE MEMORIAL ANNIVERSARY.

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VOL. XVI. JULY 15, 1895. No. 14.

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CONTENTS.

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Special Items: Missionary Envelopes,
Tracts, etc.................................162
Views from the Tower..............................163
Consolation.......................................165
Walk by this Rule.................................167
Bible Study: Journeying to Canaan.................168
Bible Study: The Report of the Spies..............169
Encouraging Letters...............................170

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
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ALLEGHENY (NORTH PITTSBURG), PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,
INCLUDES A SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE OLD THEOLOGY TRACTS"--QUARTERLY.
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 will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper.

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MISSIONARY ENVELOPES.

Our supply of envelopes is exhausted, until our new lot shall come to hand; which will not probably be before Aug. 15. Orders received meantime will be filled in rotation. Prices, postpaid by us, are as follows: 100 for 25 cents, 1000 for $2.00. We recommend the use of these as a good service of the truth. They should be going constantly in every direction. They are seen and read by postal employees, carriers, and often by the households as well as by the friends to whom they are addressed.

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REMEMBER YOUR TRACT PRIVILEGES.

We now have a supply of almost all the back numbers of the Old Theology Tracts except No. 3, and it will be reprinted soon. All TOWER subscribers are privileged to order these freely, without charge, for gratuitous circulation. In ordering state how many you can use judiciously. Give only one or at most two tracts to one person at one time. More are less likely to have attention.

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DAY BY DAY.

"Make a fence of trust around to-day,
Fill the space with loving work and therein stay.
Look not through the shelt'ring bars upon to-morrow;
God will help thee bear what comes of joy or sorrow."

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A WISE WORLDLY CONCLUSION.

The Arkansas Baptist relates the following: "Three or four traveling men were stopping for a day and night in an Arkansas village, and having heard that a revival was going on, intended going to it at night; but after playing checkers for three hours in the afternoon with the preacher who was conducting the meeting, they concluded his ministry would do them no good. This is no idle tale, but a record of the facts."

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r1838 VIEWS FROM THE TOWER.
r1839 CONSOLATION.
r1840 WALK BY THIS RULE.
r1841 JOURNEYING TO CANAAN.
r1842 THE REPORT OF THE SPIES.
r1843 ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM FAITHFUL WORKERS.

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