Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Monday, August 1, 1887 Page: 6 of 16
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OUR BROTHER IN RED.
read out at five o'clock Saturday after-
no n, the Bishop being compelled to
hurry up a little in order to take the
cars that would start him on his way to
the next Conference, which would meet
the next Wednesday.
Monday morning at eight o'clock we
left Muskogee in the stage—four pas-
sengers beside the Bishop and myself.
We traveled fifty long miles that day,
reaching our destination at niue o'clock
at night, stopping at a very comforta-
ble, clean, aud well-provided house,
kept by an Indian widow by the name
of Thornton. She welcomed us with-
out embarrassment, presided at the
head of her table, and by her cheeiful
manner made us feel quite "at home";
but the best of all was, the clean, white
beds that welcomed our rep tee, and I
assure you we enjoyed the rest. I felt
very much like spending the following
day with our Indian landlady, who is f
certainly a very energetic and iudustri-
ous woman. I would advise any per- j
son traveling that road to make it a
point to Btop at that house. After a j
Very good breakfast we proceeded on |
our journey very much refreshed, and j
reacned the Arkansas River, where we
crossed over to Fore Smith, the seat of
the Arkansas Conference. We were
met by the preacher in charge, Brother
Babcock, who conducted us to the res-
id-nce of Dr. Main, where we are
pleasautly situated for the Conference
week. Now, if my worthy friend, the
editor, will pardon me fur so lung a
letter, not very well condensed, I will
A cross for me?
0 can it be
Thai I a cross may bear—
With Jesus go,
In pain and woe,
Aud in his burden share?
For his own sake
May I partake
His suffering and his shame-
Go on his way
As best I may,
Be known by his own name?
For sinners died,
Upon that cruel tree—
The Son of God
There shed his blood—
And yet a cross for me!
Is this the cross,
. This little loss
Of earthly fame and pride?
This strife within
'Gainst self and sin,
These fleshly lusts denied?
My blessed Lord,
I heed thy word—
An honor 'tis to me.
The cross is light,
The way is bright,
I gladly follow Thee!
—Rev. J. N. McCormick, in Episcopal
A GREAT MOVEMENT.
According to the statistical report of
theSunday-schoolsinthe United State?,
rendered at the late International Con-
vention held in Chicago, there has been
an increase in the scholar membership
of all the Sunday-s hools in the U. S.
feel satisfied that I have passed au hour I since 18*4 of 365 645. It is interesting
of the fir3t morning of the Arkansas to know by what agencies this increase
Conference pleasantly, in relieving the j ^as ^een secured, for it shows that a
Bishop of an extra duty, and comply Sreat missionary wor k has been done to
ing with a request of the editor to an army ( f 365,000 into active
membership with our Sunday-schools.
No more imp rtant work can be con-
ceived of, for it has to do with the des-
tiny of our entire country.
The three last Annual reports of the
American Sunday-School Uuion, the
old undenominational society "that
cares for the children" who are provid
ed fur by no one else, show that since
1884 it has brought 185,034 children in-
to 4,947 new Sunday-schools, anumber
t -ii • .i i i e(lua^ t0 ^,000 more than one-half of
years old. I will give the above reward to ... . ,
any one who will find and deliver to me in a ' e locrease reported as having been
Muskogee, I. T., the sod pony. j secured by this and all other agencies
Theo. F. Brewer. I duriDg these three years. But this
ing with a request
write something of the Indian Mission
Fort Smith, Ark., Oct. 28, 1874.
In January last the undersigned lost on the
range a deep bay pony of medium size, heavy
built, with saddle-mark on his back, a little
white in his forehead, and one hind foot
tipped with white just above the hoof. Said
pony had no bivind on him when he left
home. Was raised in Hickory Ground
Town, in the Creek Nation, and is 5 or 6
American Sunday School Union did
more than thin—it aided 4,825 other
schools, which have 40,774 teachers
and 515,714 scholars—so that in these
three years it reached 9,872 communi-
ties and Sunday-schoo's, and 700 748
children aud youth, and then re-aidtd
and revi-ited th<se schools 0 245 times,
besides making 92.584 visits to families,
supplying 45,019 destitute persons with
the Scriptures and holding 27,247 re-
ligious meetings. Tba1; there is great
need for more of just, such work in our
country is evident from the fact that
according to the International Secre-
tary's report there are but 8,034,478
scholars in all the Sunday schools in
ihe Uuited States that report to this
convention, which the chairman of the
Executive Committee said was five per
cent, too small. If five per cent, were
added, we have 8,436,201 scholars ia
all our Sunday-schools. But the state-
ment was made that 20 per cent, should
be deducted for those over 21 and under
six years of age, and those who attend
more than one school and are counted
twire; which deducted would leave
6,748,961 children and youth of
school age-in all our Sunday-pchools,
while there are at least 9,000,000 more
children of that age in our country,
aud very likely moBt of them attend
Truly the American Sur.day-School
Union is doiDg a great work for pres-
ent and future America, for which
there is mcst urgent need. Any who
would like to read its last annual re-
port, or aid its work by gift of funds
may send to
W. P. I'axpon, D. D.,
To be always intending to lead anew
life, but never to find time to set about
it, is as if a man Bhould put off* eating
and drinking from one day to another,
till he is starved and destroyed.—
Tonic, Alterative and Cathartic.
Simmons Liver Regulator cures malaria,
biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, constipa-
tion and piles. It is most effective in start-
ing the secretions of the liver, causing the
bile to act as a purge. When there is an ex-
cess of bile in the stomach, the Regulator is
an active purge; after the removal of the
bile it will regulate tbe bowels and impart
vigor and health to the whole system.
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Brewer, Theodore F. Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Monday, August 1, 1887, newspaper, August 1, 1887; Muskogee, Indian Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc234374/m1/6/: accessed January 20, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.