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Primitive Christian from Wichita, Kansas • 5

Wichita, Kansas
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1 7, 1907. PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY. Page 5 ceiving letters and cards from invalids every few days asking me to send them the P. C. or to loan them a book to read.

But unless I receive more help I will soon be out of means to send them to them. I had to use some of the sent me to buy a new book as some of money books are about worn out loaning them so my much. But they have lasted better than I exwould, sending them through the pected they mails so much and to so many different invalids. I have had some of them three and half years and sent them to 123 invalids one in 23 states and Canada. I hope the readers of the P.

C. will continue to help me in the good work, for I think it is doing a great deal of good and I want to spend the rest of my life in the work. If any one wants to know how I am using the money that is sent. to me if he or she will write to me I will cheerfully give a full account of every cent I have received. I keep a strict book account of every cent I receive and how I have spent it.

Your invalid brother, LOOMIS O. HINTON. Spencer, Ind. P. any one does not want their name made known when they help me, let me know and I will not publish it.

L. O. H. THE CHRISTIAN WATCH CRY. "I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S At the age of twelve years, the world's only Redeemer said, "I must be about my Father's business." The blessed Christ at this early felt the great need of the works of his age Father, being wrought.

God, may all Christians feel that God has a work for them as He had for his Son and may we do this work as willingly as did his Son. At the very close of the life of the Son of God, I hear him say, "I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do." This was in His prayer. Now on the cross, I again hear his sweet voice once more saying, "It is finished," and when he had said this his spirit took its flight into the land of paradise. 0, Lord, may every congregation in this good land adopt this as a watch cry and be stirred as never before until ALL, every member, feels, a burning within the soul to be about the Master's business. If we could see the lost that are plunging into hell, we would become alarmed and not be sitting down doing nothing to save the world but would gladly go about our Master's business.

We find so many now instead of being about the Lord's work, they work for self, and once. and a while they will take on enough courage to say, "Well, we have the truth on our side." Yes, God bless your soul, brother, we have the truth and if we, every one, would get about our Father's business, we could set this old world on fire for Christ and the Kingdom of heaven. My watch word then shall ever be, "I must be about my Father's business." If I want to wear a crown I must be about my Father's business. If there I eat of the tree of life I must be about my Father's business. If I long for the glory land, I must be about my Father's business.

If I would meet with loved ones there I must be about my Father's business. if I long to hear "Well done," I must be about my Father's business. For this watch cry, I give my hand And pray for the noble band Yes, may God bless and help us to stand And 1907 do all that we can To carry the gospel, yes, far and wide Telling sinners Jesus for them died. I gave my hand now my heart as well Longing and waiting to tell The old, old story of Jesus and his love And of Heaven our home above Thank God, there with the Lord to ever be As in John 14 you can see. I see the devil now laying his plans To tie some minister's hand, Yes, the devil walketh about over the land' To overturn this Watch Cry band.

But don't listen to him, tell the story And at death, go home to glory. Yours about my Master's business, D. S. LIGON. Comanche, I.

T. OBITUARY. MARTIN. Abram Martin was born Nov. 29th, 1824, in Lee Township, Athens Ohio, and died Feb.

3rd, 1907, at the home of his, son, John Martin, 1340 S. Wichita street Wichita, aged 82 years, 2 months and 4 days. Bro. Martin was. united in marriage to Charlotte Robinett, eldest daughter of George and Isabella Robinett, at their home in Waterloo town.

ship, Athens county, Ohio, Jan. 6th, 1848. She survives him. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive him, four sons and three daughters; Mrs. Etta M.

Watkins, of Bluff City, Mrs. Hattie B. Goodrich, of 1503 So. Market Wichita, Charles W. Martin, of Carbondale, George W.

Martin, of Buffalo, N. D. Miles Martin of 626 So. Anderson Tacoma, Washington, John M. Martin of 1340 So.

Wichita Wichita, Abram Elmer, who died at two years of age, and Mrs. Nellie M. Hawk, of Bluff City, Kans. Deceased enlisted in the service of his country, Aug. 1861, and served 4 years.

Bro. Martin was raised in the Methodist faith, but in the year 1853 he united with the church of Christ and has been a faithful member of that body ever since. His delight was in the law of the Lord, and in His law did he meditate day and night. In the absence of Bro. Parmiter who was expected to conduct the funeral, the writer spoke a few words, after which we laid the body to rest in the 'beautiful Maple Grove cemetery.

May the bereaved ones remember that while their loved one has beaten them in the race of life and was first to win the crown, that there is also a crown awaiting them and may they not faint in running the race. HOMER E. MOORE. BIRD. Bird, was born in Grant county, March 24, 1833.

Departed this life Jan. 27, 1907, at Pond Creek, aged 73 years, 10 months and 23 days. Was married to Charlotte J. Benedict in August, 1857, who survives him, being nearly 70 years of age. From this union there was born 3 boys and 3 girls, all who were present at the funeral.

Bro. Bird obeyed the Gospel when 24 years of age and has done a great deal of preaching in northern Kansas and Oklahoma. His death was a surprise to his many friends. On the day of his death he. and his wife drove out to the school house where the brethren meet seemingly in his usual health.

Bro. Bird was teaching from 1st Cor. 4:5 when he stopped and said: "Brethren excuse me; I am not feeling well," and sat down and never spoke again. The brethren went to his assistance but he had passed beyond all human aid or assistance. He had often to the writer expressed a desire to go in this way, or as he said, to pass away while teaching the word.

The writer was called to attend his funeral, speaking on the assurance of the resurrection as given in the 15th of 1st Cor. His remains were lain away at the cemetery near Pond Creek, to await the resurrection morn. A large concourse of neighbors and friends followed him to his last resting place, a token of the high esteem in which he was held. He has only passed on be- fore and we all sooner or later will travel the same way. Be ye therefore ready.


Thou hast all seasons for thine own, 0 Death. Sister Pearl Burrus, daughter of Bro. W. H. Burrus, of Mulvane, died in the hospital at Wichita, Jan.

21, 1907. Her death resulted from a surgical operation. Her age at the time of her death was 21 years, 1 month and 29 days. Three years ago Sister Pearl became Christian. Her amiability and growth in the divine life endeared her to the brethren and sisters to an unusual degree.

This regard was enlarged perhaps by reason of the death of her mother some years ago, which left the burden of the household resting upon her. Ta the three younger children bereft of a mother's care Pearl became a mother indeed, While to the father she was at once companion, counseler and friend. When informed by her father that death was inevitable she was perfectly resigned and with that calm deliberation SO characteristic of the child of faith went about arranging the details of her funeral, selecting the Scripture lesson, hymns to be sung, together with other matters, that all things might be orderly and becoming, all of which was carried out with living carefulness. From the hospital the. body of our beloved sister was taken to her.

father's home near Mulvane. The service, which it was my appointed task to conduct, was held the Brethren chapel near her late home. The interment was in the Mulvane cemetery, where rests her mother and a sister. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying write. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea saith the Spirit; that they may rest from their labors for their works follow with them." JOSEPH E.


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