Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 15, 1887 Page: 1 of 4
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Christian, Education the Hope of the Indian.
MUSOKGEE, INDIAN TERRITORY, OCTOBER 15, 1887.
Indian Mission Conference!
Rev. IV, li. AUHttn, Kviin.-vlllr. \rk.
" c, W. Myati, t'livaiiuujrli
" J. (i. l.inVcry, K«*rl Smith. "
W.I!, lirnnliiiiii, ArkuiiMir-1 ii y, Kuiimii-.
" K. A. (irnv,
•• ,1. \V. Uiivcii|">''t. s|iiUliii,li F<irl, Tr\;i-.
My Master and my Lord!
f luny to do sonic work, si
i 1 lonjj; to bring sonic lowly gifl
For all thy love to inc.
me work fo
M. Avcivi, While lijriHl Hill, I. T.
M, A. Smltli,< 'liotfim,
.1. c. Sclvally, I .one (irovo,
I"'. ItollLTtH. .lilllloWll,
<;.S. Yarliroujcli, Ft. (illmon,
.1. W. Ciiwarl, Muskogee,
T. F. Brewer,
a, c. Pickens,
J. o. Shanks,
E. F.MeClanalian, l>uii«An.
I'. S. Jones, ('Hiii|i Creek,
(,. W. Atkins, Flint,
,1. F. Thomson, Salina,
.). s. Williams, Clielsa,
A. J. ('ulwell, Paw I'aw.
Lacv Hawkins, Talileiiual^
F. hi. Shanks, "
M. J,. Butler, Atoka
Thomas Little, KeonUichka,
.1. ,1. Mellivln, Su wik-wu,
W. s. Derrick,
O.O. spenc.o, Eufaula,
K. It. SliaiMinl. "
I.. W. Hlver*. Webbers I-ulU
l>. C. Murphy, BariU'svllli',
j„ s. Bvril, Prairie City,
Moses Sawyer, Sprlntflleld,
U. L, Berrvhlll, Okmulgee,
J. B. Iiiic.e, Monroe,
W. F. Folsom, Pocola,
.1. A. ltowan, Lebanon,
,1.1,. Keener, Boggy Depot,
J. T. Hall
.1. N. Moore, White Head Mil!,
,J. K. Florence,
J. 11. Walker, Nelsons
W. M. Keith, Doaksvllle,
.J. V. Iirvce, Kiowa,
J. W. McCrarcy, Vinita,
Thos. 11. Shannon, Sanders.
Lewis H. Stuckev, Beef ( reek,
J. K. Holland, Thackerville.
The harvest lields are white
Send me to gather there
I have no sickle bright, hut I can glean,
And bind them in with tears.
The following names were called
and their characters raided:
W. 15. Austin, J. L* Keener. C.
♦ W. Myatt, M. A. JL'lark, J. N.
Moore. Ymmg Ewinji. Lacv llaw-
one Mattered kins and Jesse H. Walker.
Upon motion the names of Young
Dwing and Jesse H. W alker were
The ReV' John Harrell
in i ll. itl-:v. voim, i:\vi\i;,
may. I regard it as the best system
for the spread of Christianity in
these lands. Although it is good
for all times, I regard that to-dav is
the time for persistent efforts on the
ist. The doctrines of the church.
The best interpretation of the doc-
trines of the Hihle are found in
Wesley's. Fletcher's and Watson's
1 thought that the path of the pilgrim, to i
Would he bright as the sun, and glad as
Some years before the death of
Bro. Harrell I had his experience in
detail from his own lips. It was
(luring a trip we made together from
1 referred to the committee on confer- j homt. nea). |.;vansviiu.. Ark., to
ence relations. | Tahlequah, I. T. lie said he had I works. Instead of these we find
second D«. never related his experience in full creeping into the theologv of the
The conference inefat a m., i to any one before. Said he, "When j country some flimsy and and debas-
I Thou showedst .me the path; it was rough Oct. 13th, Bishop Galloway in the I was quite a young man I joined ing 'c^' s oi" the atonement, fegener-
and uneven, chair. « the church as a seeker. For some ation « <• a Christian life. It is our
All nigged with rock, and all tangled with J* . . ' , ,
thorn. I rayer by \\. M. Kfcith. time I sought the pardon of niy sins duty, as preachers, to present the
I dreamed of celestial reward and renown, The ,'°11 was called |nd 8ome i,(1" with all my heart but obtained no J doctrines of our church. They can
1 grasped at the triumph that blesses the ditional members went present. I relief 'till a quarterly meeting which stand investigation, criticism, or any
1 asked'Tr'the palm-branch,, the robe and Thc mimites of th4 li,st session was held in the neighborhood where other opposition, and still triumph,
the crown, were read and approved. | lived. On Sunday of the meeting carrying with them a religious im-
^ "^and'a a'ravt'10U 1,>e a Lross The report of T. F.I Brewer, su- the sacrament of the Lord's supper pulse which will tend to convert the
i perintendent of Harrejl Internation- was administered. The Presiding sinner and amuse the Christian.
Subdued and instructed at length to thv , .. . • 4 . , , , , . 1 ... ,. . .1, . . 1 , •
wi]l al Institute, was presorted and re- Elder invited seekers to partake ot l-ct us pleach oui doctrines more
Mv hopes and my wishes l fain would re- ferred to board of education. ! it. He said mourners had a right to! than we do.
The following pers i)s were ad- i this means of grace. I approached 2|,(1. Discipline. Everything to
mitted on trial: i | the altar, knelt down and as the j succeed must
Harrison T. Tyle$, Martin I
Oh, give me a heart that can wait and be
I Nor know of a wish or a pleasure hut
Minutes of the Conference.
The forty-second session of the
ar, knelt down and as the!su^eeu must nave a government,
minister gave the bread I realized though 110 specific form of church,
Wagnon. Wm. Jimbov? and David I that the body of Christ was broken government is given in the Bible,
L. Berryhill. _ I for me. As he gave me the wine, j g(,<,d judgment of our legislators,
The5" following will, remain on saying 'the blood of the Lord Jesus j the success of our system, the con*
j trial: ' *• ^ j" j Christ which was shed for thee,' 11 formity of our rules to the princi-
A. C. Pickens, J. idllolland. A. felt my pardon was assured, and P]es laid down in the Scriptures,
PU A ^ W A R1? m \1 1) ' Ilndian Missioa Annusd Conference 1 Culwell, ;J. C. Scivafly. J now the strange part of it all is just I evidence to us that ours is the best
LH/iO. 11AMUO, In. j0f the E. Church. South, con- Stephen |>lger was disc
Physician and Surgeon,
MUSKOGEE, IND. TEK.
TEXAS HOI SE,
East Side Depot,
MUSKOGEE, : IND. TER.
Stage Stand and Headquarters forpaasen-
cers proing to Fort Smith and*all other points.
Steals at all hours. Qall and see me if you
want a square Meal.
THOS. LEMON S, Manager,
, j.tf. K. M. McDANlEL. Proprietor.
! TRAVELERS HOME HOTEL,
EAST SIDE RAILROAD TRACK.
Well Furnished Rooms, Good
TRRMS, $1 per day or 25 cents a Meal
' Mrs. W. W. Hendricks and Mrs. Kirk,
A. P. McKELLOP & Co.
BAKERY AND LUNCH STAND,
MUSKOGEE, IND. Tcr.
We keep everything in our line. Give us a
share of your patronage 1-tf.
BLACKSMITH AND WOOD SHOP.
East Side Railroad Track,
MUSKOGEE, : IND. TER.
J. S. O'BRIAN,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
fn Post Office Building,
MUSKOGEE, : IND. TER.
,J. W. BAILEY,
GENERAL DRAY AND DELIVERY
Goods delivered Promptly and Carefully.
MUSKOGEE, : IND. TER
wa$ examined apd x>>' -^d.:
by the bisTTop. during which he acT- j "j; Mcerary. jS. Williams."
MRvS. C. C. THOMAS.
On Main Street Near Turner & Byrne's;Store.
vened in Methodist church in N'ini- |,y h}s own request,
ta, Cherokee Nation,' at 9 o'clock! Thomas II. Shannoi was elected
a.m., Oct. 12th, 1887, Bishop C. B. licacnn> , . j.
Galloway in the chair.- The character of t ie„ following
Jieligiousf'sei-vices were conducted I
TheorsKopT diiri 1
dressed the conference at some I Geo. W. Atkins, J. F. Thompson,
length. [ Gibson Grayson, J. Y. Bryce, M.
The roll was called by the former j L> Butler? W_ S< Derrick, W. M.
secre^iy. Keith. J. W. Cowart, C. S. Jones,
Therewere twenty-one preachers j. 0^Shanks, E. R. Shapard, E. A.
present and a number of day dele-1 Gray, W. R. Branham, J. C. Pow-
E. R. Shapard was elected secre-
tary, and L. W. Rivers statistical
The presiding elders were ap-
pointed as a committee to nominate
the standing committees.
The following standing commit-
tees were nominated and elected:
Committee of public worship, W.
B. Austin and J. W. McCrary.
Committee of district conference
records, J. F. Thompson and J.. S.
Committee of books and periodi-
cals, L. W. Rivers J. Y. Bryce,
J. O. Shanks, M. A. Smith and J.
Committee on conference rela-
tions, T. F. Brewer, G. W. Atkins,
F. E. Shanks, C. F. Roberts and
W. S. Derrick.
Committee on spiritual state of
the church, W. M. Keith, G. S.
Yarborough and L. S. Byrd.
Committee on memoirs, Young
Ewing, E. R. Shapard, T. F. Brew-
er and J. F. Thompson.
Communications were received
from J. D. Barbee, agentof publish-
ing house; from David Morton*
secretary church extension board,
and from J. G. John, secretary of
board of missions.
Reports from J. D. Barbee, trus-
tee of Colvin fund; from T. F.
Brewer, editor of the Brother in
'discontinued j at this moment 1 felt (seemingly) a adapted to the necessity of the case.
large drop of oil fall on my head «« enforce the discipline, and
and run down through my hair. J j follow not the whims and weak-
don't know what it was, but I do uewes of weak-kneed members ol
A committee of trial in the charges
against Thos. Barnett, was appoint-
ed by the Bishop as follows:
Young Ewing, chairman, E. R.
Shapard, secretary, J. F. Thompson,
M. M. Keith, J. S. Williams, Geo.
W. Atkins, M. L. Butler, J. W.
Cowart, J. H. Walker, W. S. Der-
rick, J. W. McCrary.
After announcements the Confer-
ence adjourned with benediction by
Dear Bro. Brewer,
Indian University has opened w'th
a much larger number of students
than usual. Nearly all the room is
full, and who now come will have
to do so soon in order to find a place.
An earnest spirit of work seems to
animate all teachers and pupils.
May God bless all the Christian
schools of the country.
Yours in the work for Christ.
A. C. Bacone.
October 6th, 1887.
A Note to Presiding Elders.
Dear Brother Brewer,
I want to say a few words to the
Presiding Elders through Our
Brother in Red in regard to their
first quarterly rounds ot quarterly-
If they will give ample notice of
them through Our Brother in Red
Red ; from L. W. Rivers, superin-1we wil1 have n0 difficulty in getting
tendent of Andrew Marvin Institute, 0 £"" «"enlla"ce. '>d will have
good meetings among the Indians,
of \\ ebbers Falls, and from E. R. | Your brother in Christ.
Shapard, superintendent of Asbury ! J. B. Luce.
Manual Labor School, Eufaula, C. A good suggestion, Bro. Luce.
N., were read and referred to ap-! We hope the brethren will heed it.
propriate committees and boards. We will be glad to publish these no-
Question 20 was then called. tices for every round. Our columns
Are all the preachers blameless | are open for any notices the breth-
in their life and official administra- ren have to publish.—Ed.
know that then and there I was coti-
Bro. Harrell was not noisy—seld-
om gave way to his emotions. I
never saw him weep but twice I be-
lieve. Once, under the preaching
of Bishop Kavanaugh. It was one
of the Bishop's grand sermons. He
was describing thc coming of thc
"Son of Man" with all the holy an-
gels, etc. Just at the close of it the
Bishop gave way to tears. At an-
other time when he was preaching
the funeral of Bro. Walker Carey at
Webbers' Falls. He gave out the
first two lines of the hymn,''Servant
of God well done," etc., and sud-
denly filled up and set down and
could not for some time proceed.
When he gained possession of his
feelings he preached a grand ser-
Bro. Harrell's . religion was not
noisy, but even and pure. It was
not a stream breaking out of the
top of the mountain, sweeping down
its sides and over the rocks with con-
fusion and noise, on its way to the
valley below; but a fountain break-
ing out at the base and noiselessly
winding its way to the deep beyond.
And now, my brother, lest I
weary you and your readers I will
write no more of Bro. Harrell for
the present. I could write much
more. I am glad I ever knew him
and I expect to meet him again bye
OUR DUTY AT PRESENT.
The success of a cause is to a
great extent due to the ability of the
officer to judge when and where to
use particular forces.
The great strength of Napoleon
as a general was he knew when and
where to strike. Often great exer-
tions are wasted because directed in
needless and impossible undertak-
I am a Methodist, and sometimes
I think that my belief in Methodist
doctrines, discipline and economy is
so complete, that I am unwilling to
look at its faults. Be that as it
the church. Purge the church of
corruption and con-uptors—encour-
age1?onfonniiyto rule', tffld y^itf wili"
thus have vitality, uniformity and
success in our work.
3rd. Our Ritual. Many members
know not what you mean by Ritual.
Our Ritual is the selections from
the study of ages. Often an up-
start of a minister supplies a form
for the Lord's supper, baptism,
marriage and burial of the dead,
which has no thought about it. The
Ritual which we have excels others,
and especially excels the impromptu
deliverances of a half-informed
4th. Our Hymns. A number of
the churches of our land have hymn
books which are to be commended.
In boy-hood days at the Old Presby-
terian church, as the clerk would
read some hymn which was sensi-
ble, written by some Christian poet,
suited to sacred music, the congre-
gation with open books would make
the house ring with sacred song.
Then at the Methodist church the
preacher would line' the hymn, and
men, women and children would
unite and give praise to God. " So-
with the Baptist and other churches.
To-day "Old Hundred," and
such, are displaced by tunes which
would suit better for a "corn-shuck-
ing" than for the worship of God,
would it not be a good idea for us
as pastors, to burn up these modern
imitations, and as soon as our Re-
vised Hymns shall be issued from
the Publishing House have every
person to use them. We have en-
trusted the preparation of this book
to a competent committee, then to
be approved by'our college of Bish-
ops, we may rely upon its being
\vhatwg need. The book is not
gotten up for amusement, nor for
money, but for the sole purpose of
; 'Praising God.''
Our fields are ripe for the harvest,
new fields are opening to us, and by
working with system, we may culti-
vate the grounds already sown, and
extend our efforts beyond. R.
October 7, 1887..
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