Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 1, 1884 Page: 1 of 16
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Christian Education the Hope of the Indian.
Volume II. MUSKOGEE, INDIAN TERRITORY, FEBRUARY, 1884.
Our Brother in Red.
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All communications on business, or for the
columns of the paper, should be addressed to
the Publishers, at Muskogee, Indian Territory
All dues payable monthly in advance.
J. f. Thompson aud t. f. Brewer,
Our Position Correctly Defined.
In last month's issue we took oc
casion, in connection with other
things, to say, "We have hung to
the paps of the Board of Missions
long enough. Let us turn to the
rich morsels our own* (many of
them) charges can supply." Our
friend X, in this number of our pa-
per, puts an extreme interpretation
on these words. Many charges in
this Conference are as truly mis
sionary-work as can be found any
where, and the great Southern
Methodist Church cannot afford to
overlook them. Twice $9,000 will
hardly suffice to meet the demands
of these charges upon our Mission
Board. While this is true, we also
reaffirm that " many charges" can
and ought to relieve the Board
from any and all appropriations
Not only this, but they ought to
contribute annually to the support
of the missions within the bounds
of our Conference.
Our friends in the States sympa-
thize with this work, and give great
credit to our statements relative
to it, and we betray that confi-
dence when we call upon them to
do for us that we can do for our
selves. If we have a church-par
sonage or school house to build,
let us try the strength of our own
charges before we ask others to
help us. When we preach a " free
gospel" to a people who are able
to pay for it, we do them an in-,
What we need is more men to
help bear the burden of this work;
men who are accustomed to work-
ing through boards of stewards,
and who will be ambitious to make
their charges self sustaining.
Then let the Board appropriate
for a year or two an amount suffi-
cient to support their families,
thereby enabling them to "give
themselves to their work." Some
of our preachers have double, not
to say treble, the amount of work
they can do well, and the appro
priations made for their support
are insufficient to meet the actual
demands of their families. Thus
their hands are effectually tied, and
the work necessarily suffers. We
must cultivate this field, if we will
reap the greatest harvest.
their Conference-schools, and are
expected to present them to the
people. A suitable location, cheap
and comfortable accommodations,
efficient management, and friends
to give it indorsement and pub-
licity, will insure the success of al-
most any educational enterprise.
The "Amelia Societies" of Ala-
bama, through their Treasurer, the
Rev. H. D. Moore, Prattville, Ala.,
contribute $100 to Harrell Insti
tute. The "Rosebuds," of Vir-
ginia, are also taking an interest in
our school. Now that the children
of Virginia, Alabama, and Arkan
sas have undertaken our cause, we
con sider su ccess sil re. We certai n -
ly thank our young friends for their
much needed aid.
From the St. Louis Christian
Advocate we clip the following
kind notice, which we very much
appreciate. In return we wish all
our friends who have not done so
to subscribe for the Advocate :
" Our Brother in Red, published
at Muskogee, Indian Territory, by
Revs. J. F. Thompson and T. F.
Brewer, has improved and increased
in matter, and is a very important
and useful paper, instructive about
Church and Indian affairs, and well
gotten up. In making up your list
of papers, do not forget Our
Brother in Red."
The Rev. W. A. Parkes, of the
North Georgia Conference, says
that the success of Emory College
is largely due to two causes: "1.
Cheap board and tuition." " 2. The
preachers worked heartily for the
school." These are essential factors
in the success of any Conference
school. To say that dollars and cents
do not figure largely in the minds of
the majority of persons who are
looking out for a school for their
children is to deny a fact.
The preachers are supposed to
be acquainted with the merits of
The Colorado Methodist has been
enlarged and is now published in
South Pueblo, Colo. The number
of Feb. 1st is full of good news
from the " great West." We call
the a'tention of our readers to this
valuable semi-mouthly paper, and
hope the publishers will get sub-
scribers from our Indian country.
Send $1 to W. J. Jackson, South
Pueblo, Colo., and get the paper
for one year.
The Rev. J. H. Walker, in a pri-
vate note, says: "I have filled
all my appointments so tar. My
health is good. Father is still r n
the verge of the last river. My
wife is also sick." The prayers
of the Church, no d<>ub , will be
offered up in behalf of our brother
in his afflictions.
Money can be sent direct to us,
or paid to our agents.
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