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Thursday, October St. 1WT.
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New Mexico boats of the oldest
ctvtllsatlon In the United States. It
Is certain that Marcos de Nlsa ex
plored this country In 1639, and In
1540 Cornado, the famous explorer,
with a bond of brave soldiers pen
etrated Into the wilds of New Mex
ico In search of gold. In this he
was disappointed, for even to this
day no large deposits of gold have
ever been found in the territory.
Numerous priests accompanied Cor
nado and his band. While the ol
d'.ers were bent on conquest, the
priests were prompted by nobler
motives they hoped to convert the
Indians to Christianity.
Soon a chain of mission churches
had been erected by the Jesuit and
San Francisco Fathers; the oldest
of these churches, erected In Santa
Fe, In the year 1541. is still in a re
markable state of ' preservation.
Thus, it can be seen that the civi
lisation of New Mexico is old
er than Virginia, Santa Fe, our
present capital, was founded be
fore Jamestown, and the differ
ence between New Mexico and Vir
ginia Is simply the difference be
tween Latin and English civilisa
tion, Roman Catholic and Protestant
Christianity. At first those who
came to populate this great country
were of Spanish descent Mexicans,
and they brought with them the cus
toms, religion and bigotry of Roman
Catholicism. This has made the
progress of Protestantism slow In
this territory. The last few years
have witnessed a great change in
this respect. A different class of
aettlers are coming into tnis country
of magnificent futures, boundless re
sources, and unexampled prospects
this country that Is destined to re
pay the -perseverance and toll of Its
sttiers witn all oi tne comiorts ana
many of the luxuries of life.
t I is worthy of note that many ef
the men and women, who are com
ing into our .midst at the present
time, are Christians. They belong to
the same class as those who came to
populate our eastern shores in the
beginning, and they are coming in
great numbers. It has been conser
vatively estimated th&c 80,000 home
seekers settled within the boundary
of New Mexico last year. For the
most part these settlers are poor;
they are neither able to support
ministers, nor to build churches.
For the benefit of these people the
Missionary Society must send and
support consecrated ministers, and
Church Extension Society must as
sist in the erection of suitable hous
es of worship.
Methodism was Introduced Into
this territory In the year 1867, by
Rev. J. D. Dyer, a member of the
Colorado Conference. He first un
furled the nag of the church at
Elizabeth, and here he attempted to
erect a suitable place of worship.
Lumber was purchased and hauled
upon the ground, but before it could
be fashioned into a building It was
unlawfully appropriated and used
for other purposes, by those who are
opposed to our cause.
In the year 1868 Dr. Dyer was re
turned to the field as Presiding El
der, and established his headquar
ters at Santa Fe. Here he was Join
ed in the same year by Rev. Dr.
Thomas Harwood, a member of the
Wisconsin Conference. Dr. Har
wood has remained in the field now
for nearly forty years, faithfully toll
lng, heroically sacrificing, achieving
glorious victories for God and the
This sketch of the pioneers of the
church in this field would not be
complete ir I failed to mention the
Rev. J. F. Tolby New Mexico's first
martyr to the cause of Methodism.
He was appointed to Cimarron in
the year of 1873, and continued to
work successfully until the 14th of
September, 1876, when, coming
irom one or nis preach ng places, he
wag deliberately shot to death. On
the banks of a creek, which bears
his name, this martyred hero sleeps,
awaiting the resurrection summons,
which shall bring him to his reward.
It does not seem to me that if the
great territory in which he tolled
could show its appreciation of his
unuring laoor oy naming a creek in
his honor, the greater Methodism,
in whose service he died, should, at
least, erect a much needed church In
Cimmaron as a memorial which
shall speak to the people of New
Mexico for years to come of her ap
preciation of his labors of love. Let
the blood of this martyr be the seed
of the church.
If I had time I might write ex
tensively of Rev. Dr. Charles L. Bo
vard, who, for six years, as super
intendent of the New Mexico Eng
lish mission, tolled in laying foun
dations upon which a great Metho
dism has ben erected; of Dr. A. P.
Morrison, who gave nine of the best
years of his life in strengthens
the walls of Zlon. Both of these
names are linked Imperishably with
New Mexico Methodism. They ac
complished great things for God and
the church. They sought neither
fame nor riches; love for the Master,
love for his church was the motive
power which sent them into all parts
of this hard field, with the story of
the cross. Surely In their Master's
kingdom they will have both fame
and riches. We can say of the pio
neers of the church in this field what
Paul has said of the heroes of faith:
"And what shall I more say, for time
would fail me to tell of the
prophets who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises escaped the
edge of the sword, out of weakness
were made strong, turned to flight
the armies of the aliens These
Weak Kidneys
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torres. Tho Kidney. Ilk U:Hrt, sod the
Macoach, Bad Uwlr wtaknets, not in tin orsma
liMli. but tu th. serf m thl control sad ruld.
and strtuurthan thra. Dr. bboop't Bastorsura it
a medietas tpMlncallr entparad to rwwh these
eon trollies Derras. To doctor the Kldoeja sloiia,
i ruuls. It Is a waste of Urns, and of monsi a
If your brk aches or is weak, if the arte
scald. orUdarkandnrcmf , If you have symptom
ot bright! or otber dlstreaelns or dumroui kid.
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itmet or uquia and wbt It can sad WU1
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115 South First St.
all having obtained a good report
through faith" will for years to come
be revered by those tor whom they
tolled and sacrificed.
From the day of the standard of
Methodism was first unfurled above
New Mexico soil, the church has
been steadily growing. At the last
session of the New Mexico English
Mission, held at Roswell, New Mex
ico, Bishop David H. Moore assigned
to the care of the pastors and super
intendent of this mission thirteen
charges, nineteen churches, twelve
parsonages, seventy-four probation
ers, fourteen hundred and thirty
seven full members. After a year of
toll and sacrifice on the part of as
faithful a band of Methodist preach
ers as can be found on the American
continent. I am most happy to re
port that none of our property has
been lost; all that was committed to
our trust has been kept, and this
year's statistics will show a healthy
Increase both in church property
and membership.
Eleven regularly ordained minis
ters received appointments from the
hand of Bishop Moore, who exacted
a promise from each one to remain
during the entire year unless other
wise relieved by the presiding bis
hop. Without a single exceptlton
every man has been true to his
promise. Nearly all are here today
to render an account of their stew
ardship. Estancia and Silver City circuits
were left to be supplied when avail
able men could be found to flit these
appointments. Estancia during the
first quarter was supplied by Rev. J.
G. Ruoff, who succeeded In enlisting
the people of this growing town In
a new church enterprise. During the
last three quarters of the year the
work has been filled by the Rev. W.
A. Pratt, under whose excellent lead
ership the church enterprises be
gun toy Brother Ruoff has been
Sliver City circuit was supplied
shortly after conference by the Rev.
E. H. Florence, who came to us with
splendid recommendations, but In a
very short time Brother Florence
grew weary, and returned to his
home In Tennessee. Then the work
was supplied y the Rev. E. L. Jones,
a member of the Kansas conference,
but falling health compelled htm to
retire, after having secured with the
permission of the superintendent.
Rev. ,as his successor
In consequence of these numerous
changes this appointment has severe
ly suffered during the year. Mogol
Ion, a growing town in the rich min
ing district, was also left to be suppli
ed, and aas no missionary money was
available, nothing has been done with
this appointment.
Last year's minutes showed that H.
D. Boddington was appointed to sup
ply Chihuahua, Mexico, and J. O.
Ruoff was appointed to Morlartty and
Mcintosh: both of these were nomi
nal appointments. These brethren
were to receive no compensation for
their labors, and were only expected
to give what time they could to these
charges, without Interfering with their
regular employment. After a year of
experiment, I doubt the advisability
of attempting to establish a perman
ent work without permanent pastors.
About three months ago Rev. A. M.
Harkness, after two years of very ac
ceptable work at Santa Rosa, was
compelled on account of his wife's
health to seek a change to a lower al
titude, and was transferred by Bishop
Moore to one of the Kansas confer
ences. Since his departure the work
has been supplied by Rev. A. N. Steel
a local preacher, a member of the El
Paso quarterly conference.
Perhaps we can form a better Idea
of the progress of the work within
the bounds of the mission if we take
a passing glance at the individual
Rev. Dr. J. C. Rollins has just
closed the second year of what per
haps has been the most successful
pastorates In the history of this suc
cessful church. Two years ago, on
coming to this charge, Dr. Rollins
found an Indebtedness of nerly $10.
000.00. During the first year of his
pastorate he reduced this by 3,00.00
During the conference year which has
Just drawn to a close, he has been
hammering away, until less than
$4,000.00 of a debt remains upon this
church. In addition to this, Dr. Rol
lins has built a magnificent parsonage,
which will for years stand as a mon
ument of his untiring energy and xeal
In this place.
Rev. Charles M. Lucas has served
this charge one year, with credit to
himself and honor to the church.
When appointed to this work last Oc
tober, there was little left In the way
of an organization. The people were
discouraged and felt unable to sup
port a pastor, but Brother Lucas en
tered upon the work with seal and
enery. His labors have been crowned
with success. The membership has
been more than doubled; the church
building renovated; two additional
rooms have been added to the par
sonage, and both pastor and people
are encouraged and hopeful for tne
(lay ton.
has enjoyed a year of prosperity un
der the able leadership of Rev. H. C.
Grlmmel. Here a new church has
been erected, which, today, stands as
a monument to the efficiency of the
pastor and the liberality of his people.
It was dedicated on Easter Sunday.
In the dedicatory services the' pastor
was assisted by the superintendent.
H Paso.
Last October Rev. James Allen
Oelssinger was transferred from Ox
ford, Ohio, and stationed In this grow
ing city. His work has been highly
satisfactory. Every interest of the
church has been diligently looked af
ter, extensive pastoral work has been
done, and the pulpit ably filled. Broth
er Ueisainger is a careful and conser
Now being
to 75 per cent from regular
vative leader, and our church here Is
rapidly taking its proper rank and
station In this the greatest city in the
great southwest.
Kan ton.
Rev. J. L. Freeman has served this
charge for three years, and no previ
ous year has been better than the last
After nearly half century of faithful
service in the church. Brother Free
man desires a year of rest. The
scripture promise, "they shall bring
forth fruit In old age," finds fulfill
ment in the good work of this faith
ful pioneer and Methodist preacher.
" gl "VeTWS
The pastor. Rev. H. K. Van Val
kenburg, is sustaining the reputation
he has made In other places for ef
ficiency In every department of the
church work. All of the Interests of
the church have been carefully
guarded. The membership has been
greatly strengthened. The parson
age debt has been reduced, and not
withstanding the liberal contributions
this people have made for benevo
lence In the past, Inspired by the en
thusiasm of the pastor, this charge
has broken all previous records, and
stands first among the charges of the
New Mexico English Mission In its
contributions to the benevolences of
our church.
iRev. William Reace Is closing the
first year of what promises to be one
of his most successful pastorates. He
has enlisted his people in a new
church enterprise. The old stone
church, which for twenty-five years
had been the home of Raton Metho
dism, has been torn down and the
foundations of the new church have
been laid. This church, when com
pleted, will cost in the neighborhood
of $25,000. More than one-half of
the amount needed has already been
subscribed, and by the time Brother
Reace has completed his systematic
canvass of the town, the full amount
necessary for the completion of the
building will have been secured.
Brother Reace Is always successful.
Here the Rev. John H. Murray,
who came to us last year from tne
Colorado conference, has been pas
tor. His year's work spells success.
The debt on the church has been
greatly reduced, and a new and
commodious parsonage has . been
erected, and is now occupied by the
pastor and his family.
Santa To
Methodism, under the leadership
of the Rev. E. C. Anderson, is each
year becoming more and more firm
ly rooted in this Roman Catholio
stronghold. Brother Anderson is a
good preacher, a faithful pastor and
has accomplished much for God and
the church in this place.
Silver City, New Mexico,
Is situated In the heart of the richest
mining district In this terrltory.Here
we have a beautiful church and a
growing congregation. Rev. J. M.
Jackson has served this charge in a
very creditable manner. He Is a
good preacher, and under his minis
try the memoership of the church
has nearly doubled.
Four of our charges are self-sustaining,
viz: Albuquerque, Las Ve
gas, Raton and El Paso. The latter
named appointment entered the self
supporting list this year. The $200
missionary appropriation, voted El
Paso at the last session of the Mis
sion, was given by this people to the
strengthening of the work In other
Four charges have increased the
salary this year: Albuquerque, $300;
Roswell, $250; Raton, $200; El Paso,
$200; making a net gain for pastoral
support of $950. The New Mexico
English Mission is moving as rapid
ly as possible towards self-support.
Material Improvements.
There has been a marked Increase
in the actual value of church and
parsonage property. Our pastors'
reports will show two churches and
two parsonages completed; one
church In the course of erection, and
other churches and parsonages Im
proved; debts reduced and canceled;
all of which speak of the permanence
of this work and of the desire of our
people to keep step with the growth
of this rapidly developing territory.
Careful attention has been given to
all the benevolences. These causes
have been faithfully presented by
our pastors and the liberal responses
on the part of the people to these ap
peals, give evidence of the fact that
the Methodist people In New Mexico
have "seen the world's need and have
heard the world's cry." Last year
special contributions were made by
all of our charges, through the
Church Extension Society, for the
aid of our stricken churches in San
Francisco. As a result, the collec
tions for the cause of home missions
and church extension were in advance
Ht the highest figures ever reached
by the New Mexico English Mission.
We scarcely hoped to reach this
high water mark this year, but,
through the persistent efforts and
liberal contributions of pastors and
lay men, we believe that all of our
benevolent collections will be equal
to, and some of them in advance of,
lust year's offerings.
In closing this, my first annual re
port to the New Mexico English
Mission, I ask "What of the future?"
All that Is of the past Is now a mat
ter of history. What we shall do
this coming year will help to make
the history of the future.
Last year our charges paid nearly
$12,000 for pastoral support, and
more than $3,000 for benevolences.
When 1 think of the progress of the
wcrk within the boundaries of the
New Mexico English Mission, of Its
humble beginning and steady growth,
I feel like crying, "Behold what God
hath w rought," working through his
consecrated servant
In this report I have taken a re
trospective view of the past, for the
closed out for cash at a reduction of 25
past offers an Illustration of what
yet may be accomplished in this
great and fast developing country,
into which a perfect stream of home
seekers is constantly flowing. We can
farm some idea of the possibilities of
the future by taking Into account the
extent of this territory. The New
Mexico English Mission embraces all
of New Mexico, with an area of 112.
444 square miles; El Paso county,
Texas, with an area of 10,006 square
miles, a small slice of Oklahoma, and
all of the state of Chihuahua, in Old
Mexico. Within this district are
found vast upland plains of exceed
ing fertility, where the rainfall Is
sufficient to assure the successful
growing of crops, the fertile soil, the
new methods of dry farming, and the
numerous Irrigation projects have
brought Into this territory thousands
and thousands of home seekers. In
fact, the whole territory is being rap
Idly settled. Numerous towns are
springing into existence as If by magic
and these towns are not of the mush
room growth, for behind them are
rich agricultural districts, which are
being rapidly developed. Of the
thousands who are turning away
from the overcrowded east and set
ting their faces toward the west,
many are finding permanent homes
within the boundaries of the New
Mexico English Mission. Nearly
every mall brings some call for help.
Hardly a week passes by but that
some band of Methodist settlers are
asking for a preacher. These men
and women are not able to support
a preacher of themselves, so the
Home Missionary Society, the orga
nized agent of the Methodist Episco
pal church, must give the needed
assistance, for it Is utterly Impossi
ble to put a man In charge of the
new work In this mission, where liv
ing Is exceedingly high, without giv
ing him enough help from the Mis
sionary Society to guarantee a liv
ing while he Is organising the work.
With increased missionary appro
priation to this growing field, the fu
ture historian will be able to record
more numerous victories and greater
achievements for the church than
have ever been written concerning
her In the past.
The MethodlBt Episcopal church
does not have a monopoly on this
field other denominations, other so
cieties are doing their best to make
this territory a Christian one In deed
and In truth. I simply say that others
must not outstrip us In the race for
the prize. Our church has always
kept step with the nations; It has
gone everywhere with our starry flag;
our ministers have always stood on
the frontiers of civilization, trlmph
antly waving the banner of their
King. They have never retreated, or
surrendered an inch of ground once
taken, and the Methodist settlers in
this territory only ask that the
church remain true to her traditions,
and they have a right to expect that
she will do her full duty toward
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