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A? "Week m the
Eighteen months have passed and
Bturally they have brought some
?auges to the churoh in Bap Sebastian
o Estrella. The new |paatorf as I
redicted, was warmly received. ! He
Dd bis wife have given! a great deal
f their timo to visiting the people far
nd near, and their extorts to gain the
)vc of the people and to'win Boals for
?hrist have been blessed. New mom
era have been received into the
burch, a Ladies* Aid So o ie ty has
een organised, as also a Children's
iissionary Society of nearly ninety
lembera. Financially the country
ag been passing through a criais and
[ie brethren have not felt able w nn
?ti??ko thc building of ?hs nsw
?Lurch. They still plan for lt and
Sope that soon they may seo their
Hay clear to begin work.
1 Wednesday, January 22nd, is tho
lay for the Quarterly Conference,
?"he former Presiding Elder, Rev. J.
?V. Tarboux, is in the United States
lDd the office is now held by my hus
|and. It is from him that I learn
?Lat I am about to relate.
I Our dear brother, Senhor Cabrai, is
list the Bame; generous, happy and
Interned, loving God and his fellow
Ian, and loved and respected by all
|ho know him. His fazenda oontin
|es to be an "open house" for all who
Home and go. Monday night a group
Sf half a dozen strangers approaohed
Bim, begging for work. They .offer to
Bork for their board only. Senhor
|abral has no work for them, but he
Bi vi tes them to spend the night; and
?ext morning with his own hands he
Buries them the early morning coffee.
Hnd'sends them on their way in all
flood will. .;
I That afternoon Mr. Lander and Rev.
Sr L. Kennedy arrive: and tuero are
|e usual preparations for services
|at night and for the -Conference of
|morrow. Little did any one imagine
fliat a cloud of impending evil was
?overing near! Nota whit has Senhor
Babral'B interest in spiritual affairs
Bated. The talk is of the church;
?here are plans for the future; ques
BODS are debated as how best to serve
She Loid in extending His work, or in
Strengthening the weak points. Sen
ior Cabrai understands and} loves the
Bissionary; his counsels are always
Wednesday morning dawns clear
od bright. The brethen from far and
ear lay a?ide their daily work and
orseback or afoot, wend their way
cross the hills and mountains to the
quarterly Conference. At night Mr.
lander preached to alargo congrega
OD. The weather is perfect; there is1
full moon; the light is almost like
ay. The people disperse, and in
leasant oonverse or quiet mu6???
eek their humble home, and lay them
own to rest, lost to care in the peaee
ul sleep that comes after a day well
Thursday morning Mr. Lander is np
?arly making ready for his day's jour
ney. As a parting gift, Senhor Cabrai
ntrusts to him four hundred dollars
or our new church in Bello Horizonte
nd a hundred and twenty-five dollars
o Mr. Kennedy for our Publishing
louse in Rio. Suoh a gift "ble sse th
tim that gives and him that take a."
That night there is quiet on Sr. Ca
rat's fazenda. The guests have all
eparted save one old lady friend,
'here cornea the natural reaotion after
laving had services at night and com
pany to sit up late. Alt are tired and
dire early to sleep soundly. Sudden
s' the scene changes' The house is
unrounded by,-? band of sixteen ron
ers. For two nights they have been
efeated in their plans by the presenoe
f guests. Now they are more than
ager for their spoils. The servants
rho sleep down stairs^ have pistols
brust in their faces and are oom
uandbw to keep quiet. The front
loor is forced, the steps ascended, and
kc parlor whioh seesas almost a holy
place because of the daily sermons
preached and lived there, is now filled
?ith ruffians. The lady visitor is the
5rst to awake, and she runs to Senhor
pabral's room, screaming for holp.
she is roughly pushed aside, the door
broken; and, just as Senhor Cabrai is
urning out of his hammock, he is
?hot dead. Not a word does he speak.
Without knowing why, he died. Thus
passes away the greatest Methodist in
Brazil. Out chieftain is fallen! And
?y the hand of an assassin !
Dona Plaoedina rushes to her hus
band's side, only to have pistols, turn
ed on her. . To scream would be death.
Her sistor and nicco in their fright
bide themselves in a distant part of
tho houso; but tboy ore found and
forced to show where the in?noy and
valuables aro kent. The house is lit
aP, and for on hour or moro it is ran
sacked in every T/art. Qnee Dona
Plaoedina and the cook attempted to
8hp away to call help; but they see a
?aard in their path; a shot warns them
uonntry to Brazil.
to tarn back; a little dog falls dead at
. The confusion is indescribable.
Bat, ?nslly, even robbert, eau get their
fill. They carry off all valuables, from
money and jewels duwn to umbrellas;
and they leave the farm, shooting
their guns along the road as if in defi
ance of the whole neighborhood.
Bapidly the news spread. Woe and
consternation are on every side.' The
first question is. Who did it? Then
it is realized that the strangers seek
ing work were robbers in disguise;
they were merely getting acquainted
with the place. When it was ? found
that they had carried off a considera
ble cum of money, every one was sur
prised, ss it was generally known that
Senhor Gabrai did not make a practice
of keeping muoh money in the house.
This brought out two incidents charac
teristic of his kindness. Just a few
days before a former tenant brought
him money, asking as a favor that he
select a farm and buy it. Senhor Ca
brai willingly undertook this service
for an ?humble friend. Another had
been owing him a long time for bor
rowed money and was unable to pay it.
Senhor Cabra! forgave nearly half the
debt, and by a special effort the rest
was arranged and had1 been paid only
a day or two. Thus his very kindness
became one of the causes of his death.
When an accomplice of the robbers
had been arrested and confessed, it
eame td light that most of the band
were from a distant town. And it
was there that the former? tenant
lived. Some suppose that he unwit
tingly let it be known where he had
deposited bis money. How unfore
seen were the consequence of his
'Tis hard to realize that Senhor Ca
brai suffered a horrible death. He
who was everybody's friend, who
trusted everybody. For twenty-seven
years he had lived at this place with
out fear; 1rs windows wide open at
night, his front door scarcely dosed.
Amongst neighbors and friends.
Romanists and Protestants alike, there
was grief and indignation. The whole
country oould think and speak of
nothing else. ? AU hastened to pay
tho last sad tribute to his mortal body.
Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Lander gave
up their other appointments and re
turned to bury the dead and console
the stricken people.
VFo the village cemetery- at Sao Se
bastiao his body was carried, followed
by th r r 3 hundred people on horseback
and afoot. Next day the same friends
from far and near met in the preaching
hall on the fazenda where a memorial
service was held. He who had always
been the central figure in every service
there, was no. more. A great-hearted
man, an humble Christian, a born
leader has gone before. How can the
work go on without him? Can any
one take his place? Why did God in
His infinite wisdom allow this suook
to the progress of His cause in Brazil?
We know not. With tears of sorrow,
with blinded faith, we can only say
'Thy will be done."
T. H. Landor,
Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Feb. 5,1902.
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I The Student Volunteer Movement
The fourth international Conven
lion of the Student Volunteers, re
cently held in Toronto, ia regarded by
leading men in the different denomi
nations aa the most important mia
sio nary ga the ri ag that baa ever con
vened. The Student Volunteer move
ment, started sixteen years ago, has
grown to wonderful proportions, and
is ito w , recognized asa potential, if
not the determining, factor in the
evangelisation of the world. It is a
significant fact that it waa a student
who gave the * 'missionary impulse"
to the evangelical churches of this
country. That student was Adoniram
Judson whose soul was baptized with
the missionary spirit in that "hay
stack prayer-meeting" at Williams
The Toronto Convention was com
posed of 3,000 delegates from twenty
two countries, representing 465 ' insti
tutions and 200,000 students. The
report of the Executive Committee
shows that up to the present 1,953
Volunteers have been sent to mission
fields,-to all parts of tho non-Chris
tian world. At the decision hour
Sunday evening 150 young men and
women volunteered for the foreign
field. Some great speeches were
made,-great in the sense of being
charged and delivered-with spiritual
power. Among the notable addresses
was one by our own Bishop Galloway
under whose burning words the Con
vention, catching the missionary fire
that glowed in his own heart, was
swept by a wave of enthusiasm.
?fl summarizing the Student Volun
teer . Convention at Toronto we are
impressed with two facts. First, it
/was a. deeply spiritual Convention.
At the outsot.Mr. Mott,-a born gen
eral with a genios for commanding
men and a man of deep spirituality,
-discouraged applause "lest the eye
should be withdrawn from God and
the heart from prayer." The Con- j
vention was spiritual because the dele
gates composing that Convention had j
I a deep and rich experience of spirit
ual life and power. A correspondent
of t ie Interior, speaking of that great
bc'- of Christian students, says:
"7\te sign of seal of power was on
their faces. It would have put a
thrill into the heart of a stone to
stand and look out over that Conven
tion. Not a dull faoe there; not a
frivolous face; nay, not a weak face.
There were massed there regiments of
young people whose very presence, as
well as their expressive lineaments,
told that they felt life a thing of tre
mendous seriousness. Their six thous-.
and eyes burned with the torches of
willingness for God's will blazing
within, and when one tried to think
what fires these torches might kindle,
he was simply dazzled with tho vision
of a world aflame."
Second, the intense earnestness of
the delegates. Young people's meet
ings are usually characterized by ebu
litions of feeling. Earnestness does
not express itself in boisterous shouts
and hurrahs; nor does enthusiasm
manifest itself in spectacular exhi
bitions and extravagant demonstra
tions. The. Toronto Convention was
quiet,-subdued, but pervaded by in
Tho rallying cry of the Student
Volunteer Movement: "The Evange
lization of the World in this Genera
tion," is not utopian. It is a possi
bility. It eau be accomplished. It
could be achieved if every Christian
had the spirit ox prompt obedience
whioh gave such firmness and strength
to the character of "Stonewall" Jack
son. Some one asked him if he would
bo willing to go to Africa for the rest
of his life if he felt called of God to
go. The reply of the brave General
was: "I would go without my hat."
Christ has commissioned the Churoh
to go. She must go pr die.-Southern
- The physicians at a Chioago
hospital will no longer believe in music
treatment for the sick. A nurse
with a violin was instructed to play to
a delirious patient, but before he vjt
half thro uah "Money Mush" the sick
man seizea *he instrument and broke
it over the head , of the. performe:.
Perhaps the nurse was not a musioian,
but only a fiddler.
- Ile-"Do you think your mother
will be surprised?" She-"Yes, in
deed. She was saying only this after
noon that she didn't believe you'd
ever get up the courage to propose."
- A San Francisco man has been
sont to jail for five months for steal
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been peeping that time.
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Headquarters South Carolina Division
United Confederate Tcterans.
Greenwood, 8. C., Maroh 14, 1902. , I *
General Ord?r No. 57.
I. The tv ?d?th Annual Kennion of
the United Confederate Veitjrans wiii
be held at Dallas, Texas, April 22-25,
1902. The Division Commander urges
upon all the Camps of the South Caro
lina Division the sending of large
delegations to this grand Reunion.
To how many of us will it be the last
time we shall elasp hands with our
II. The rate of travel will be 1 oent
per mile. As this will be a long trip,
arrangements have been made by
which Tourists Cars, with all the sub
stantial comforts of the Pullman Car,
but only lacking their eleganoe, will
be run by the Southern Rauway from
South Carolina to Dallas, and suoh
Tourists Cars as may be chartered by
Camps will be parked thcro for use as
homes for the Veterans. The special
I rate for the same will be aunounoed by
III. Thinking always of the con
venience and comfort of his comrades,
the Division Commander has carefully
weighed the advantages presented by
the various routes to Dallas, consider
ing not only the ad\ Aitages of the offi
cial train going, but the regular sched
ules of trains returning, to bring the
Veterans easily to their homes, out
side of and including the official train,
and has decided that the route by the
Southern Railway is by far the best,
and the official train will oarry the
Tourists Sleepers from South Caro
lina. The official train will leave Co
lumbia, S. C., about midday Sunday,
April 20th,' 1902, after the hour of tho
arrival of trains from Fort Mill, Rook
Hill, etc, from Charleston; and trains
by the A. C. L. from eastern parts of
the State. It will go via Newberry,
Greenwood, etc, to Greenville, where
the trains from Charlotte, Spartan
burg, ftc, will join it, and thence on
to Dallas. The comrades from points
iii the western part of tho State will
join the official train at Atlanta. It
is scheduled to arrive at Dallas 6 a.
m., April 22nd. This movement cov
ers more nearly the whole State than
is possible by any other route.
IV. The Division Commander re
cognizes that he has no right, and ccr
: inly has no inclination, to require
tue comrades of the South Carolina
Division to go by any one route, and
particularly if at any personal incon
venience to the comradoB, but be ap
peals to them to support him in his
deoision of a route, and to patronize
the "Southern," the official route.
He urges this, because: .
1st. The trip is a long one, and all
South Carolinians going together
places them in pleasant communion
during the 36 hours of the trip.
2d. Parking the chartered Tourist
Cars from South Carolinia going to
gether places them in pleasant com
munion during the 36 hours of the
3d. If the Veterans of the State
desire that their influence as a body
be felt in the State, they must act to
gether as a unit. They can show their
oommon bond of comradeship by en
dorsing their official head and moving
in a mass.
The Division Commander feeling
all this, most earnestly urges the
comrades of this Division, for their
own comfort, their own pleasure, and
the interests of the Division, to stand
together, and all make the trip to
Dallas by the official route on the
By order- .
. C. Irvine Walker, ,
S. C. Div. Commander^
James G. Holmes,
Adjutant Gen., Chief of Staff.
Charleston, f> C.
(J u red By Telephone.
That stammering may be eured is a
ell-known faot, but that it may be
ured by telephone is not so widely
nown. Yet an exchange asserts that
ach may be tho case.
There is an old farmer in eastern
bregon, who has a slight impediment
He went into the city of Pendleton
nd talked to a friend in Portland over
he telephone, several hundred miles
way. When the talk was finished
he friend at the othor end of tho lino
;aid: 41 You seem to talk better sinoe
'ou went to Pendleton. You do not
tutter anything like as much as you
"No," said the Pendleton man, clear ?
md straight as a bell, "a man cannot
ilford to stutter through a tolephone
vhen to talk costs seventy-five cents a
Chairman Cooper, of the house
.ommittee on insular affairs, is a law
ler. He is frequently called upon by
lonstituents to defend them in court
Then at his home in Wisconsin. A
troter came to him last bummer and
asked him to go to court for him in an
assault case. Tho other man waa bad
ly beaten. The complainant explain
ed that tho defendant had beaten him.
He exhibited his bruises and contu
"What did you beat this man so
unmercifully for?" asked the old
"Your honor. I'll tell you, explain
ed the defendant. "Ile and I were
playing seven-up. I was six and ho
was two. I dealt and. be begged. I
gave him a point. I played the three
spot for low; he played tho two. I
played tho king for high and he took
it with an ace. Then he came back
at me with the queen and caught my
jack. Right there friendship sudden
"I'll dismiss this cas?," declared
the judge, "for .tho reason that any
man who would beg with such a hand is
not honest and should bo licked."
Washington correspondent of N. Y.
Tho traveller registered his name in
tho dingy and dilapidated book por
taining to the only hotel at the mining
"J. Giglots, Buffland.N. Y."
"Seems to me I've seen that name
before," remarked the landlord. ,
"Probably," replied tho traveller,
"I served three successive terms in
"Oh, well," rejoined tho landlord,
tolerantly, "1 won't lay it up agin
you, and you'll git alongallright with
the boys, I guess. You don't need to
mention it, you know."
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- No one can tell the unending
power for good whioh eaoh of us may
have in our homes, among our fellow
men, by faith in them-how far we
can strengthen their feeble desire for
God and all good. Care, then, for the
soul of people, and for the soul of
what they do, as well as of what they
are.-Henry Wilder Foote.
- An old bachelor says it is evi
dently a greater pleasure to die for
some women than it is to live with
Eczema, Psoriasis, Salt
Rheum, Tetter a?a Acne
Belong to that das? of inflammatory and disfiguring skin eruptions that
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the skin tender and raw. The effect ly relieved. Wm. Campbell,
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