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News and Notes 100 Years Ago–October 1921

by Compiled By Larry Miles

From Word & Work October of 1921

. “I closed a fine meeting at Scribner’s Mills, Sept. 14. Fifty-two became obedient to the Word.”— H. N. Rutherford. 

/From St. Louis, Mo.: “The tent meeting here is doing well. One added by membership Sunday and five last Sunday. The congregation Sunday was the largest in the history of the work here.”— C. C. Merritt. 

John. Von Allmen sent in 36 short-term subscriptions. He simply asked a friend who lives in a community where this paper does not go to furnish suitable names, and sent the paper to each as a gift. Several others sent 25 each.  

Paul C. Young’s meeting at Unity, Me., brought 22 baptisms and 5 for membership— unusual for the New England field.  

R. H. Boll’s meeting with the Joseph Ave. Church, Nashville, was a victory indeed, There were 33 additions. The attendance reached as high as 2,500 (estimated) at the last service.  

Brother Boll is now engaged in evangelistic work in Detroit. 

 E. L. Jorgenson is in Nebraska for two meetings, Albion and Roselma, churches in the district “where he was brought up.”  

  H. L. Olmstead is in the midst of a good meeting with the church in Buechel, Ky.

John T. Glenn has labored regularly with this good church for years, and continues with them. 

Three were added and two restored in D. H. Friend’s meeting at Rockport, Ky. 

The Editor’s book on “Hebrews,” 225 pages, $1.00. 

F. B. Shepherd, of Amarillo, Texas, opened a mission at Albuquerque, N. M., on Sept. 25.

From D. H. Friend, Horse Cave, Ky.: “Brother Henry Mustain has been called home. We shall miss him much along with Brother W. P. Young. Both were faithful and true to the end.” 

G. A. Klingman closed the summer’s evangelistic work with Haw Creek church, Ladoga, Ind. Five confessions, three “by relation.” Seven congregations represented in the attendance. 

Eilers Map of Paul’s Journeys, almost indispensable in teaching the International Lessons, $2.00.

 Sister Scott, of Graton, Cal., asks to correct her news item to the effect that L. Boyd would locate in Graton. The deal for residence property was not consummated.

  Our new hymnal, “Great Songs of the Church,” enjoyed heavy sales last week. Five or six large congregations were supplied, besides smaller orders. Read “What the Editors and Silvers Say” on the last cover page.

 Edward Kranz, of Louisville, conducted a helpful meeting with Flat Rock church near the city. Two were baptized, and the congregation was put on a true Bible basis. Brother Kranz preaches once a month at Flat Rock and asks prayer for himself and the work.

  Maston Sitman, of New Orleans, with W. J. Johnson, of Amite, La., recently conducted a good meeting at Loranger, La. There were 14 additions, 11 of them baptisms. The congregation owns a good house with modern improvements, and “went for years on the innovation plan.”  

  “Bro. C. C. Merritt and Bro. Andy Sevedge, are located here to do mission work in St. Louis. Their address is 6006 A Virginia Ave. My own address is now 4110 Maryland Ave., St. Louis. Brethren passing through St. Louis will be welcomed by the congregation meeting in the hall of the Eagle’s Home Building, corner Lafayette and Jefferson Sts.” James B. Redd. 

From J. E. Blansett, Dallas: “I closed a meeting at Elmore City, Okla., Aug. 17. Nine baptized and nine reclaimed. The church took on new life in the Master’s work. Also closed a meeting Aug. 31, at Davis School-house, twenty miles north of Paris, Tenn., having nineteen additions in all, fifteen were baptized and four reclaimed.”

 Stanford Chambers spent eight weeks in meetings in Indiana, one week at Berea, three weeks at New Union, two weeks at Ellis, and two at Linton. Thirty-one in all were added to the fellowship of the churches visited, the greater number of whom were new converts.

The South Louisville church and the Shawnee church, Louisville, are both building meeting houses. An effort is being made also to buy a building and establish a church in the Camp Taylor district, which so far is churchless.




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