Publication date
4/1/15
Volume
36
Number
7
The WatchTower
Views From The Watch Tower
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MARCH 
IS, 
1915 
THE 
WATCH 
TOWHl<. 
(94-99) 
"TRUTH" 
BABY 
My 
VERY 
DEAR 
PASTOR:- 
am 
sending 
my 
baby's 
photo 
to 
wish 
you 
the 
very 
happiest 
of 
new 
years; 
hope 
and 
believe 
that 
the 
year 
will 
indeed 
"Ring 
in 
The 
Christ 
that 
is 
to 
be." 
think 
you 
may 
be 
interested 
in 
this 
baby's 
history, 
as 
it. 
seems 
to 
prove 
your 
theory 
that 
"truth" 
babies 
are 
better 
than 
other 
ones. 
'Vhen 
my 
other 
children 
were 
born, 
my 
surround­ 
ings 
were 
much 
as 
you 
advocate 
in 
Volume 
VI. 
They 
are 
very 
good 
children, 
and 
the 
girl 
has 
recently 
consecrated 
herself 
to 
the 
Lord. 
think 
it 
was 
about 
fifteen 
months 
before 
my 
last 
dear 
child's 
birth 
that 
read 
THE 
DIVINE 
PLAN 
OF 
THE 
AGES, 
re­ 
joiced 
greatly 
and 
immediately 
gave 
myself 
to 
the 
Lord-as 
did 
my 
husband. 
During 
the 
interval 
before 
baby's 
birth, 
we 
moved 
twice-the 
second 
time 
into 
tent, 
as 
no 
houses 
were 
available. 
City 
street 
improvements 
exposed 
me 
to 
the 
most 
terrific 
and 
incessant 
noisps, 
and 
oncp, 
in 
hlasting, 
the 
tent 
was 
thrown 
down 
without 
warning. 
Then 
we 
had 
heavy 
snow 
which 
bore 
down 
our 
tent, 
compelling 
us 
to 
go 
out 
into 
two 
feet 
of 
snow, 
in 
the 
night! 
tried 
to 
be 
"worth 
while" 
and 
smile 
when 
everything 
went 
wrong. 
The 
power 
of 
the 
truth 
was 
greater 
than 
knew, 
for 
baby 
has 
the 
best 
nature 
of 
any 
of 
my 
children-he 
is 
really 
unselfish; 
people 
have 
remarked 
upon 
it 
to 
me. 
'Vhen 
he 
was 
born 
had 
another 
trial; 
his 
arm 
was 
para­ 
lyzed 
anll 
hung 
helpless. 
knew 
re,titution 
was 
eoming 
and 
al­ 
though 
found 
it 
hard 
to 
say, 
"Thy 
will 
he 
done," 
when 
said 
it 
from 
my 
heart, 
that 
night 
the 
arm 
distinetly 
moved. 
It 
is 
now 
as 
the 
other. 
Hoping 
have 
not 
taken 
too 
mueh 
of 
your 
time, 
remain, 
Your 
sister 
in 
Christ, 
ELEANOR 
I. 
CHILDE.-B. 
C. 
• 
'TOILS 
OF 
THE 
ROAD 
WILL 
SEEM 
NOTHING 
WHEN-" 
DI';ARLY 
BELOVED 
BROTHER 
RUSSJ':LL:- 
Greetings 
in 
our 
Redeemer's 
name! 
Ever 
since 
read 
THE 
\rA'ITIl 
TOWER 
of 
Dce. 
I. 
have 
felt 
that 
mu,t 
write 
and 
tell 
you 
how 
mueh 
appreeiate 
it. 
The 
\VATeH 
TOWERS 
are 
all 
rich, 
hut 
this 
one 
seemed 
to 
impress 
me 
so 
much, 
and 
especially 
the 
first 
two 
adides-"SPIRIT-BEGOTTEN 
SOXS 
OF 
GOD 
AND 
TIWIIt 
nl·:n:IOI'~IEN'I'," 
anll 
"TI.:MI'TATIONS, 
PECULIAR 
TO 
THE 
:'\E\\' 
('In:A'I'IOX.'' 
Oh, 
how 
the 
dear 
Lord 
is 
hlessing 
us 
with 
meat 
in 
due 
sea· 
son 
for 
the 
household 
of 
faith, 
through 
that 
honored 
servant! 
11ave 
SO 
many 
things 
to 
be 
thankful 
for. 
Not 
long 
since 
hus­ 
band 
awl 
tIle 
chillJrnl 
opposed 
me 
in 
the 
truth, 
thought 
mamma 
was 
foolish 
and 
really 
cranky 
ahout 
her 
religion: 
but 
now 
thpy 
are 
in 
sweet 
accord 
and 
are 
learning 
to 
love 
the 
Lord, 
the 
truth 
amI 
the 
hrethren, 
and 
you 
may 
know 
that 
greatly 
ap­ 
preciate 
the 
fact. 
]\1y 
trials 
have 
seemed 
very 
crushing 
of 
late, 
but 
consider 
them 
all 
as 
blessings, 
and 
thank 
the 
Lord 
for 
all 
my 
experi­ 
ences. 
1t 
seems 
so 
natural 
for 
us 
to 
want 
everyone 
to 
love 
us 
and 
to 
think 
awl 
"pe'lk 
well 
olf 
us. 
But 
we 
know 
that 
when 
we 
parnpstlv 
contend 
for 
"the 
faith 
once 
deli"ered 
to 
the 
saints" 
it 
cannot 
be. 
But 
how 
glad 
am 
that 
can 
sufl'er 
little 
for 
him! 
The 
sutl'erings 
of 
this 
present 
time 
are 
nothing 
to 
com­ 
pare 
with 
the 
glory 
that 
shall 
follow. 
My 
only 
fcar 
is 
that 
shall 
not 
do 
my 
duty 
to 
the 
Lord. 
know 
he 
is 
going 
to 
do 
his 
part. 
There 
are 
times 
when 
it 
seems 
he 
has 
hidden 
his 
face 
from 
me, 
but 
know 
he 
is 
only 
seeing 
if 
will 
trust 
him 
where 
cannot 
trace 
him. 
And 
if 
did 
not 
get 
my 
polishing 
in 
this 
way, 
it 
would 
have 
to 
come 
in 
some 
other; 
and 
the 
Lord 
certainly 
knows 
best. 
Yours 
in 
His 
Service, 
MRS. 
HOMF..R 
GRUVER. 
EUREKA 
DRAMA 
SUCCESS 
DEAR 
BRETHREN:- 
We 
are 
indeed 
rejoicing 
in 
the 
blessed 
privilege 
of 
service 
in 
the 
Eureka 
Drama 
work. 
The 
Heavenly 
Father 
is 
surely 
bless­ 
ing 
us, 
and 
the 
public 
is 
very 
appreciative. 
We 
have 
been 
in 
the 
work 
about 
four 
weeks, 
and 
have 
served 
thirteen 
places 
and 
about 
4,000 
people. 
At 
one 
place, 
after 
the 
third 
part. 
dear 
hrother's 
wife 
stated 
that 
she 
had 
made 
full 
consecration 
of 
her 
all 
and 
de­ 
sired 
to 
be 
immersed. 
This 
was 
cause 
of 
rejoicing 
for 
the 
dear 
brother, 
and 
all 
rejoiced 
with 
him. 
Of 
course, 
we 
are 
having 
some 
trials, 
but 
that 
only 
mak~s 
us 
the 
more 
determined 
to 
press 
on. 
\Vith 
much 
Christian 
love 
to 
all, 
am 
your 
servant 
in 
Christ, 
,Tos. 
ISAAC, 
JR.-Texas. 
"I 
HAD 
SOUGHT 
THE 
WORLD 
AROUND, 
PEACE 
AND 
COMFORT 
NOWHERE 
FOUND" 
WATCH 
TOWER 
reader 
sends 
us 
the 
following 
interesting 
letter 
from 
leading 
educator 
of 
Kentucky-a 
further 
evidence 
that 
gleaning 
work 
is 
in 
progress: 
:MR. 
JAMES 
H. 
WARE, 
--,Ky. 
DEAR 
FRIEND:- 
Hardly 
could 
you 
have 
more 
effeetually 
surprised 
me, 
or 
more 
thoroughly 
pleased 
me, 
than 
you 
have 
in 
presenting 
me 
with 
this 
handsomely 
bound 
set 
of 
Bible 
Stul]('nts' 
Helps. 
read 
(tried 
to 
read) 
the 
Bible 
through 
at 
14 
years. 
tried 
it 
again 
at 
44. 
and 
again 
made 
prayerful 
pfTort 
at 
55 
to 
read 
the 
Bible 
and 
Apocrypha. 
also 
studied 
ten 
of 
the 
gn'at 
religions, 
real] 
many 
infirlel 
authors 
and 
mneh 
materialistic 
philosophy; 
yet 
these 
six 
little 
volumes 
are 
clearly 
exhibiting 
to 
me 
more 
truth 
than 
had 
dis­ 
covered 
in 
all 
this 
study. 
can 
read 
any 
of 
the 
poets, 
philosophy. 
or 
dppp·laill 
allp· 
gory; 
but 
had 
failed 
to 
read 
the 
Bihle 
so 
as 
to 
agree 
with 
cur· 
rent 
orthodoxy. 
And 
you 
may 
know 
how 
rejoicPd 
am 
that 
finally 
you 
lmve 
p1aeed 
me 
in 
company 
with 
truth-sl'ekers 
WllO 
discovpr 
to 
me 
vi\'idlv 
an,l 
fpar1Pssly 
the 
ways 
of 
Gall 
that 
in 
mudl 
fear 
hall 
seC'll, 
because 
it 
sel:med 
that' 
no 
other 
corrob­ 
orated 
my 
,1iscovery. 
think 
prize 
your 
present 
Illore 
highly 
than 
any 
gift 
have 
e,'er 
J"l·cl'iYCd. 
Thanking 
you, 
\V. 
II. 
PEl'l'I'~R.-Ey. 
AS 
TO 
SECURING 
HALLS 
FOR 
EUREKA 
DRAMA 
Dr:AR 
FHII·;:'ms:- 
1t 
Illay 
interest 
you 
to 
know 
of 
thp 
method 
we 
lIa 
VI' 
adopted 
for 
securing 
halls 
for 
the 
Eum:KA 
DILUIA 
work. 
"'hl'n 
we 
first 
startcd, 
sOllle 
one 
would 
go 
ahead 
anl[ 
secure 
halls 
in 
advance 
and 
arlvertise. 
This 
method, 
we 
found, 
had 
lliflieulties 
and 
was 
expensive. 
Now 
we 
have 
adopted 
difl'erent 
method. 
which 
seClIlS 
thus 
far 
to 
have 
worked 
wpll, 
at 
small 
expense. 
'Ve 
now 
make 
ar· 
rangements 
for 
halls 
by 
telephone, 
which 
costs, 
in 
most 
cas('s, 
not 
more 
than 
fifteen 
cents, 
and 
is 
sonlPtilJlPs 
free, 
according 
to 
distance. 
These 
arrangements 
are 
Illade 
not 
1I10re 
than 
few 
days 
in 
advance; 
then 
we 
move 
to 
our 
town 
or 
village 
in 
the 
morning 
and 
the 
first 
thing 
we 
do 
is 
to 
put 
up 
our 
posters 
and 
window 
cards, 
and 
advertise 
from 
housp 
to 
house 
and 
in 
the 
rural 
districts 
through 
the 
schools. 
In 
the 
evening 
we 
have 
our 
show, 
and 
usually 
have 
crowds. 
Yours 
in 
the 
Master's 
service, 
C. 
F. 
DUWE.-Ohio. 
VOL. 
XXXVI 
BROOKLYN, 
N. 
Y., 
APRIL 
1, 
1915 
VIEWS 
FROM 
THE 
WATCH 
TOWER 
No.7 
Information 
from 
Great 
Britain 
describes 
matters 
there 
as 
prosperous. 
Business 
flourishes, 
supported 
mainly 
by 
the 
orders 
for 
war 
materials 
for 
the 
Government, 
building 
of 
war 
vessels, 
etc. 
The 
streets 
have 
much 
the 
ordinary 
appearance, 
except 
that 
more 
black 
is 
worn 
by 
the 
women, 
as 
indicative 
of 
mourning, 
and 
more 
military 
uniform 
is 
to 
be 
seen. 
Newspaper 
reports 
respecting 
the 
sinking 
of 
vessels 
by 
German 
submarines 
might 
give 
the 
impression 
that 
Great 
Britain 
is 
cut 
off 
from 
communication 
with 
the 
outer 
world 
and 
that 
few 
ships 
enter 
and 
leave 
her 
ports. 
:::;uch, 
however, 
is 
not 
the 
case. 
Approximately 
three 
thousand 
vessels 
entered 
and 
left 
British 
ports 
last 
month, 
while 
only 
about 
four 
sus­ 
tained 
injury 
from 
the 
German 
submarines. 
The 
good 
busi­ 
ness 
condition 
and 
rise 
in 
the 
price 
of 
food 
are 
leading 
to 
labor 
troubles, 
strikes 
for 
shorter 
hours 
and 
better 
wages. 
T:he 
demands 
are 
being 
met 
very 
conservatively. 
Wages 
of 
British 
mechanics 
are 
still 
much 
below 
the 
American 
level. 
Conditions 
in 
Russia, 
except 
in 
the 
war 
zone, 
arc 
said 
to 
be 
good. 
The 
Government, 
which 
has 
for 
years 
had 
control 
of 
the 
liquor 
trafIic, 
has 
entirely 
suppressed 
it. 
The 
efl'ed 
upon 
the 
Russian 
people 
is 
said 
to 
be 
excellent, 
tending 
toward 
their 
enlightenment 
of 
mind 
and 
tending 
also, 
with 
the 
war 
demands 
for 
labor, 
toward 
their 
financial 
prosperity. 
That 
part 
of 
France, 
which 
is 
outside 
of 
the 
war-zone, 
seems 
to 
be 
fairly 
prosperous 
also. 
Germany, 
according 
to 
all 
accounts, 
is 
not 
nearly 
as 
badly 
off 
as 
we 
might 
suppose 
from 
press 
reports. 
The 
business 
of 
the 
country 
goes 
on 
with 
remarkable 
regUlarity, 
notwith· 
standing' 
the 
war; 
nevertheless, 
lacking 
an 
outlet 
for 
her 
manufactures, 
G-erman 
activities 
are 
mainly 
concerned 
with 
Government 
orders 
for 
war 
materials 
and 
home 
necessities. 
The 
food, 
being 
under 
GDvernmental 
control, 
is 
limited, 
but 
is 
said 
to 
be 
sufficient 
for 
the 
ahsolute 
needs 
of 
the 
people. 
All 
food 
supplies 
are 
being 
conserved, 
as 
in 
the 
case 
of 
be- 
[5657] 
Marcu 15, 1915 A ‘‘TRUTH’’ BABY My Very Dear Pastor:— I am sending my baby’s photo to wish you the very happiest of new years; I hope and believe that the year will indeed “Ring in The Christ that is to be.” I think you may be interested in this baby’s history, as it, seems to prove your theory that “truth” babies are better than other ones. When my other children were born, my surroundings were much as you advocate in Volume VI. They are very good children, and the girl has recently consecrated herself to the Lord. I think it was about fifteen months before my last dear child’s birth that I read Tue Divine PLAN OF THE AGES, rejoiced greatly and immediately gave myself to the Lord—as did my husband. During the interval before baby’s birth, we moved twice—the second time into a tent, as no houses were available. City street improvements exposed me to the most terrific and incessant noises, and once, in blasting, the tent was thrown down without warning. Then we had a heavy snow which bore down our tent, compelling us to go out into two feet of snow, in the night! I tried to be “worth while” and smile when everything went wrong. The power of the truth was greater than I knew, for baby has the best nature of any of my children—he is really unselfish; people have remarked upon it to me. When he was born I had another trial; his arm was paralyzed and hung helpless. I knew restitution was coming and although I found it hard to say, “Thy will be done,” when I said it from my heart, that night the arm distinctly moved, It is now as the other. Hoping I have not taken too much of your time, I remain, Your sister in Christ, ELeanor I. Cuitpe.—B. C. “TOILS OF THE ROAD WILL SEEM NOTHING WHEN—”’’ Dearty BELovED BROTHER RUSSELL :— Grectings in our Redeemer’s name! Ever since I read THE Water Tower of Dee. 1, I have felt that I must write and tell you how much I appreciate it. The Watcu Towers are all rich, but this one scemed to impress me so much, and especially the first two articles—“Spirir-BecoTTEN Sons oF GoD AND Tei DEVeLOPpMENT,’ and “TEMPTATIONS, PECULIAR TO THE NEW CREATION.” Oh, how the dear Lord is blessing us with meat in due season for the household of faith, through that honored servant! T have so many things to be thankful for. Not long since husband and the children opposed me in the truth, thought mamma was foolish and really cranky about her religion; but now they are in sweet accord and are learning to love the Lord, the truth and the brethren, and you may know that I greatly appreciate the fact. My trials have seemed very crushing of late, but I consider them all as blessings, and thank the Lord for all my experiences. Jt seems so natural for us to want every one to love us and to think and speak well of us. But we know that when we earnestly contend for “the faith once delivered to the saints” it cannot be. But how glad I am that 1 can suffer a little for him! The sufferings of this present time are nothing to compare with the glory that shall follow. My only fear is that I shall not do my duty to the Lord. I know he is going to do his part. There are times when it seems he has hidden his face from me, but I know he is only seeing if I will trust him where I cannot trace him. And if I Von. XXXVI Information from Great Britain describes matters there as prosperous. Business flourishes, supported mainly by the orders for war materials for the Government, building of war vessels, etc. The streets have much the ordinary appearance, except that more black is worn by the women, as indicative of mourning, and more military uniform is to be seen. Newspaper reports respecting the sinking of vessels by German submarines might give the impression that Great Britain is cut off from communication with the outer world and that few ships enter and leave her ports. Such, however, is not the case. Approximately three thousand vessels entered and left British ports last month, while only about four sustained injury from the German submarines. The good business condition and rise in the price of food are leading to labor troubles, strikes for shorter hours and better wages. The demands are being met very conservatively. Wages of British mechanics are still much below the American level. THE WATCH TOWER BROOKLYN, N. Y., APRIL 1, 1915 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER (94-99) did not get my polishing in this way, it would have to come in some other; and the Lord certainly knows best. Yours in His Service, Mrs, Homer GRUvER. EUREKA DRAMA SUCCESS DeAR BRETHREN :— We are indeed rejoicing in the blessed privilege of service in the Eureka Drama work. The Heavenly Father is surely blessing us, and the public is very appreciative. We have been in the work about four weeks, and have served thirteen places and about 4,000 people. . At one place, after the third part. a dear hrother’s wife stated that she had made a full consecration of her all and desired to be immersed. This was a cause of rejoicing for the dear brother, and all rejoiced with him. Of course, we are having some trials, but that only makes us the more determined to press on. With much Christian love to all, I am your servant, in Christ, “I HAD SOUGHT THE WORLD AROUND, PEACE AND COMFORT NOWHERE FOUND”’ A Watcu Tower reader sends us the following interesting letter from a leading educator of Kentucky—a further evidence that a gleaning work is in progress: Mr, JaMes H. Warez, ———, Ky. Dear FRIEND :— Hardly could you have more effectually surprised me, or more thoroughly pleased me, than you have in presenting me with this handsomely bound set of Bible Students’ Helps. I read (tried to read) the Bible through at 14 years. I tried it again at 44, and again made a prayerful effort at 55 to read the Bible and Apocrypha. T also studied ten of the great religions, read many infidel authors and much materialistic philosophy; yet these six little volumes are clearly exhibiting to me more truth than I had discovered in all this study. I can read any of the poets, philosophy, or deep-laid allegory; but I had failed to read the Bible so as to agree with current orthodoxy. And you may know how rejoiced T am that finally you have placed me in company with truth-scekers who discover to me vividly and fearlessly the ways of God that I in much fear had seen, beeause it seemed that no other corroborated my discovery. I think I prize your present more highly than any gift I have ever received. Thanking you, W. TI. Pepper.ky. AS TO SECURING HALLS FOR EUREKA DRAMA DEAR FRIENDS :— lt may interest you to know of the method we have adopted for securing halls for the FuREKA Drama work, When we first started, some one would go ahead and secure halls in advance and advertise. This method, we found, had difficulties and was expensive, Now we have adopted a different method, which seems thus far to have worked well, at small expense. We now make arrangements for halls by telephone, which costs, in most cases, not more than fifteen cents, and is sometimes free, according to distance. These arrangements are made not more than a few days in advance; then we move to our town or village in the morning and the first thing we do is to put up our posters and window cards, and advertise from house to house and in the rural districts through the schools. In the evening we have our show, and usually have crowds. Yours in the Master’s service, Jos, Isaac, JR.—Texas. C. F. Duwr.—Ohio. No. 7 Conditions in Russia, except in the war zone, are said to be good. The Government, which has for years had control of the liquor traffic, has entirely suppressed it. The effect upon the Russian people is said to be excellent, tending toward their enlightenment of mind and tending also, with the war demands for labor, toward their financial prosperity. That part of France, which is outside of the war-zone, seems to be fairly prosperous also. Germany, according to all accounts, is not nearly as badly off as we might suppose from press reports. The business of the country goes on with remarkable regularity, notwithstanding the war; nevertheless, lacking an outlet for her manufactures, German activities are mainly concerned with Government orders for war materials and home necessities. The food, being under Governmental control, is limited, but is said to be sufficient for the absolute needs of the people. All food supplies are being conserved, as in the case of a be [5657]

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