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STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES
"MILLENNIAL DAWN"
THESE STUDIES ARE RECOMMENDED TO STUDENTS AS VERITABLE "BIBLE KEYS."
PRICES ARE NET AND BARELY COVER COST OF PRODUCTION.
WHEN DELIVERED BY COLPORTEURS THE COST AND PRICE ARE INCREASED.

revealed in the Bible, relating to man's redemption and restitution: 386 pages, in embossed cloth, 25c (IS 1/2d). India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.). at the extremely low price of 5c a copy, in any quantity, postage included. (To foreign countries, 9c.) This enables people of slender purse to herald far and wide the good tidings in a most helpful form. the Lord's second coming, considering the Bible Testimony on this subject: 370 pages, in embossed cloth 25c. (IS. 1/2d.). India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.). events connected with the "Time of the End," the glorification of the Church and the establishment of the Millennial Kingdom; it also contains a chapter on the Great Pyramid, showing its corroboration of the dates and other teachings of the Bible; 384 pages, in embossed cloth 25c (IS. 1/2d.). India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.). present order of things is in progress, and that all the panaceas offered are valueless to avert the predicted end. It marks in these events the fulfilment of prophecy, noting specially our Lord's great prophecy of Matt. 24 and Zech. 14:1-9; 660 pages, in embossed cloth 30c. (IS. 3d.). India paper edition, 85c (3s. 6-1/2.) all-important subject—the hub, the center around which all the features of divine grace revolve. Its topic deserves the most careful and prayerful consideration on the part of all true Christians: 507 pages in embossed cloth 30c. (IS. 3d.). India paper edition, 85c (3s. 6-1/2d.). Genesis 1 and 2, and with the Church, God's New Creation." It examines the personnel, organization, rites, ceremonies, obligations and hopes appertaining to those called and accepted as members of the body under the Head: 740 pages, in embossed cloth 30c. (IS. 3d.). India paper edition, 85c (3s. 6-1/2d.). (12s. 6d.), plus postage 60c (IS) in German, five vols., in Swedish, Vols. 1, 2, 3 and 5; in Dano-Norwegian, three vols.; in French, two vols.; in Italian, one vol.; in Greek, two vols.; bound in cloth, uniform with English edition, prices the same. in green cloth binding and SCRIPTURE STUDIES in maroon cloth. Specify which you desire.


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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXX MARCH 1 NO. 5
A.D. 1909—A.M. 6037

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CONTENTS

The Opening at Brooklyn........................... 67
Proposed Conventions During 1909.................. 68
European Convention Tour...................... 68
Seattle, Washington, Tour..................... 68
Roman Catholics Enthusiastic...................... 69
The First Gentile Convert......................... 69
"Wonderful Words of Life"..................... 71
The Heart More Important Than the Head............ 71
Life Unto Life or Death Unto Death............ 72
Deliverance in Answer to Prayer................... 73
Passover Season Sifting....................... 73
Loving Submission (Poem).......................... 75
"Make Straight Paths for Your Feet"............... 75
Some Interesting Letters.......................... 78
Berean Studies on the Atonement................... 79

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Address Business Communications and Remittances to
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA.
—OR TO—
BRITISH BRANCH, 24 EVERSHOLT ST., LONDON, N.W.
GERMAN BRANCH, WERTER STRASSE, 39, BARMEN-ELBERFELD
AUSTRALASIAN BRANCH, EQUITABLE BULDG., COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE
PRICE, $1.00 (4S.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE.

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ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POSTOFFICE.
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA

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PLEASE ADVISE us at once what quantities of 1909 Volunteer matter you will need and how shipments should be divided and addressed.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS TO "PEOPLE'S PULPIT"

PEOPLE'S PULPIT is the title of a small new paper proposed to be published monthly, if the Postoffice authorities will grant it Second-Class mail privileges.

We proposed to send PEOPLE'S PULPIT to fill out the year of "Old Theology Quarterly," but that was found inexpedient, so the latter filled out its own subscriptions. We have, however, arranged to have sample copies of the new paper, PEOPLE'S PULPIT, sent to our entire list—the first issue. This will serve as a sample and you can determine whether you wish to subscribe for it or not.

It will contain chiefly Brother Russell's sermons, which many of you already have through other newspapers. Its value, therefore, would chiefly be for friends and neighbors.

The new postal regulations are very strict, so that subscriptions for PEOPLE'S PULPIT must be made in quite positive terms. Cash must accompany each order or else a promise to pay or a request to have your subscription paid for you from the Society's funds. If, however, you are a Tract Fund contributor, you can so state and direct that the payment be made out of your donation. Or you can order for others on your donation account. Address orders to PEOPLE'S PULPIT, enclosed with letters to us, if more convenient.

1 copy, monthly to one address, per year, 10 cents.
2 copies, " " " " 15 "
8 " " " " " 50 "
20 " " " " " $1.00
125 " " " " " 5.00

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THE MEMORIAL SUPPER

The anniversary date for the celebration of the Memorial Supper this year will be Sunday, April 4, after six o'clock p.m.

MANNAS are temporarily out of stock. Will have new supply after our arrival in Brooklyn.


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r4342 THE OPENING AT BROOKLYN
r4343 PROPOSED CONVENTIONS DURING 1909
r4343 ROMAN CATHOLICS ENTHUSIASTIC
r4344 THE FIRST GENTILE CONVERT
r4345 THE HEART MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE HEAD
r4346 DELIVERANCE IN ANSWER TO PRAYER


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LOVING SUBMISSION
I may not understand just why the clouds obscure the sun,
But I can trust him still, and feebly say, "Thy will be done."
I know not why each door of service he sees fit to close;
But I rejoice to find my will would ne'er his way oppose.
I can but wonder why it seemeth to my Father best,
To loosen from its resting place upon my throbbing breast,
The priceless jewel fastened there by his own hand—but then,
I joy to feel the mother-heart can still respond, Amen!
I do not always clearly see the lesson I should learn,
But hour by hour I'll strive to let the hallowed incense burn.
I know not why the sweet must turn to bitter in the cup;
But still I press it to my lips, and through my tears look up
To him who is "too wise to err, too good to be unkind,"
Assured that when the cup is drained, a blessing there I'll find.
* * *
Press hard, then, Master Workman, and refrain not, if I weep—
The marble's fairest beauty grows beneath the chiseling deep.
Yea, Lord, let skies be overcast, as seemeth best to thee;
Take from my arms the dearest thing Thy love hath given me;
Let sweet or bitter fill my cup, according to thy will;
I'll closer clasp thy hand in mine, and in the flame hold still;
And thus, although Thou slay me, I will praise thee night and day,
I'll lay each burden at thy feet, and "bear a song away."
G. W. Seibert.


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r4348 "MAKE STRAIGHT PATHS FOR YOUR FEET"
r4350 THE NEW COVENANT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
r4350 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS


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BEREAN STUDIES ON THE ATONEMENT
THE TEXT-BOOK USED FOR THIS COURSE
IS SCRIPTURE STUDIES, SERIES V (E)*

Questions on Study V.—The Baptism Witness of the Spirit

APRIL 4

(1) What particular thought is marked by "The Day of Pentecost"? P. 209.

(2) Why is the blessing of the holy Spirit called a "spirit of adoption"? Who are adopted? And why? P. 210.

(3) When the holy Spirit of God is said to have been shed forth, does it convey the thought of personality or not? Are persons ever shed forth or can a person be shed forth? Could a spirit or influence be shed forth? P. 210.

(4) If the Father, the Son and the holy Spirit are really, as some claim, "one in person," how could the Son receive the holy Spirit from the Father and shed it forth? Is it not much more reasonable and much more in harmony with the teachings of the Scriptures to understand that the Father is one person, that the Son is another person, separate and distinct, and yet one in the sense of being fully in harmony? And is it not reasonable to think of this holy influence, this Divine power, as proceeding forth from the Fountain of all Grace, the Father, and coming properly to the Son, highly exalted to Divine glory and power? And is it not proper to think of the Son receiving this holy Spirit as the Advocate or Attorney for the "household of faith," and as the members of his Body, the Church, and dispensing it upon them? P. 211, par. 1.

(5) Some urge that Christians pray for fresh Pentecostal blessings. Is this suggestion Scriptural or not? Give the reasons. P. 211, par. 2.

(6) Which was the first baptism of the holy Spirit and what was its effect? And how was it manifested? P. 211, par. 3.

(7) Who did the baptizing of Jesus with water? Who with the holy Spirit? Who baptized the Church at Pentecost? P. 212, par. 2.

(8) What was the outward evidence of the spirit's baptism in Jesus' case? What in the Church's case at Pentecost? What in the case of the first Gentile convert, Cornelius? P. 212, par. 2; P. 213, par. 1.

APRIL 11

(9) Why was there a special manifestation of the holy Spirit in the case of Cornelius? P. 213, par. 2.

(10) If a special manifestation by spirit baptism had not been granted to Cornelius, what would have been the effect upon all of us, who by birth are Gentiles and not Hebrews? P. 213, par. 3.

(11) Do we know of any other baptism of the holy Spirit than these three that apply to the Gospel Age? And are we not deprived of some blessing in that we have no such outpouring? If not, why not? Explain the philosophy of it. P. 214.

(12) What relationship subsists between water baptism and baptism of the holy Spirit, which we are now discussing? P. 215, par. 3.

(13) How should we regard the views of some who, contrary to the Scriptures, pray and agonize for a Pentecostal blessing? P. 216.

(14) Will there ever be another baptism of the holy Spirit? If so, when, where, upon whom? P. 217.

(15) What will be the effect of that spirit baptism? P. 218.

APRIL 18

(16) Will the outpouring of the holy Spirit upon all flesh signify that all will be received into eternal fellowship with God? P. 218, par. 1.

(17) Is there anything peculiar in the phraseology of Joel's prophecy? State it. Then explain the statement in harmony with other Scriptures.

(18) In what sense can we properly consider the old men said to dream dreams as being the Ancient Worthies, whose philosophies were but vague visions—presentations of the wonderful Millennial facts which shall yet be fulfilled?

(19) In what way can we say that the young men of the future will see with clearness of vision and actually the things of which the Ancients but vaguely dreamed"? P. 220, par. 1.

(20) Will the holy Spirit, granted during the Millennium, be the same spirit or power or influence of God that Christians of the present age enjoy? P. 220, par. 1.

(21) Will those receiving it be similarly thrown out of harmony with the world? Why not?

(22) Will that baptism of the Spirit cost the baptised one suffering and self-denial, as the baptism of the Spirit now affects the Church? If it will not, why not? P. 220, par. 2.

(23) Will the baptising during the Millennium mean, as now, the begetting of the holy Spirit to a change of nature? If not, why not? P. 220, par. 3.

(24) What will it signify? P. 221.

APRIL 25

(25) Was our Lord in the flesh the Second Adam? P. 221, par. 3.

(26) When did our Lord become the Second Adam? Cite the Scriptural proof. And explain how the Second Adam, a spirit being, could be the father of restored humanity on the earthly plane.

(27) While we are not to pray for fresh Pentecosts or spirit baptisms, may we pray for a filling of the holy Spirit? P. 222, par. 1.

(28) Cite a Scripture which authorizes us to pray for the holy Spirit. P. 222, par. 3.

(29) Would such prayers be miraculously answered, or by what means should we expect that the seeker would find and the knocker have the door of blessing opened up to him? P. 223.

(30) Is more than prayer necessary to the obtaining of the holy Spirit? If so, what more is essential? P. 223, par. 2.

(31) Quote and cite a Scripture which urges us to be filled with all the fulness of God? P. 224, par. 1.

(32) When our Lord assured us that our heavenly Father is pleased to give the holy Spirit to them that ask him, can this be properly understood to mean that the Father would wish us to ask for another God, a third person to the trinity of God? Is such a thought reasonable or connected with the promise? P. 224, par. 2.

(33) Where and how are we to seek and find God's further blessing and holy Spirit? P. 225.

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*Five years ago DAWN-STUDIES, VOL. V., was reset, and unfortunately the type was not exactly same size as before; and hence page for page they differ. The references given in these Berean Studies apply to the present edition, a copy of which postpaid will cost you but 30c. But keep your old edition, for unfortunately the new Bible Helps refer to its pages.


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PUBLIC MINISTRIES OF THE TRUTH
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PEOPLES' PULPIT
ASSOCIATION OF BROOKLYN, N.Y.

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ONE-DAY LOCAL CONVENTIONS ADDRESSED BY THE
EDITOR OF THIS JOURNAL AS FOLLOWS:

SCRANTON, PA., MARCH 14

Morning sessions in Concert Hall, Guernsey Building, 316 Washington avenue. Special service of Prayer, Praise and Testimony at 9:00 a.m., and discourse for the interested at 10:30 o'clock—Brother Russell will address the friends.

Afternoon session for the public at 3:00 o'clock in Lyceum Theatre. Subject, "Where are the Dead?"

Visiting friends cordially welcomed.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., MARCH 21

Discourse by Brother Russell at 3:00 p.m. Evening meeting for the interested at 7:30 o'clock. This will be a Question Meeting. Visiting friends cordially welcomed.

All meetings will be held in the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Nos. 13-17 Hicks street. Convenient to all cars and ferries—close to the old bridge terminus.

PITTSBURG N.S. (Allegheny), PA., MARCH 28

Session for the public at 3 p.m. in Allegheny Carnegie Hall, Corner Ohio and Federal Sts. Visiting friends heartily welcomed. Baptismal services for those desiring same and notifying, at 10:30 a.m. Question meeting at 7:30 p.m., Bible House Chapel, 610 Arch street.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., APRIL 4

BOSTON, MASS., APRIL 11


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BROOKLYN TABERNACLE EVERY SUNDAY

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Preaching at 3:00 p.m. Praise service at 7:00 p.m.; Berean Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Convenient to New York via Subway, and Jersey City via P.R.R. Annex Ferry.


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STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES
"MILLENNIAL DAWN"

THESE STUDIES ARE RECOMMENDED TO STUDENTS AS VERITABLE "BIBLE KEYS."
PRICES ARE NET AND BARELY COVER COST OF PRODUCTION,
WHEN DELIVERED BY COLPORTEURS THE COST AND PRICE ARE INCREASED.

SERIES I., "The Plan of the Ages." gives an outline of the divine plan revealed in the Bible, relating to man's redemption and restitution: 386 pages, in embossed cloth, 25c. (1s. 1/2d.) India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.)

This volume has been published as a special issue of our journal—at the extremely low price of 5c. a copy, in any quantity, postage included. (To foreign countries, 9c.) This enables people of slender purse to herald far and wide the good tidings in a most helpful form.

SERIES II., "The Time is at Hand," treats of the manner and time of the Lord's second coming, considering the Bible Testimony on this subject: 370 pages, in embossed cloth, 25c. (1s. 1/2d.) India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.)

SERIES III., "Thy Kingdom Come," considers prophecies which mark events connected with the "Time of the End," the glorification of the Church and the establishment of the Millennial Kingdom; it also contains a chapter of the Great Pyramid, showing its corroboration of the dates and other teachings of the Bible: 384 pages, in embossed cloth, 25c. (1s. 1/2d.) India paper edition, 75c. (3s. 1-1/2d.)

SERIES IV., "The Day of Vengeance," shows that the dissolution of the present order of things is in progress, and that all the panaceas offered are valueless to avert the predicted end. It marks in these events the fulfilment of prophecy, noting specially our Lord's great prophecy of Matt. 24 and Zech. 14:1-9: 660 pages, in embossed cloth, 30c. (1s. 3d.). India paper edition, 85c. (3s. 6-1/2d.)

SERIES V., "The At-one-ment Between God and Man," treats an all- important subject—the hub, the center around which all the features of divine grace revolve. Its topic deserves the most careful and prayerful consideration on the part of all true Christians: 507 pages, in embossed cloth, 30c. (1s. 3d.) India paper edition, 85c. (3s. 6-1/2d.)

SERIES VI., "The New Creation," deals with the Creative Week (Genesis 1 and 2), and with the Church, God's "New Creation." It examines the personnel, organization, rites, ceremonies, obligations and hopes appertaining to those called and accepted as members of the Body under the Head: 740 pages, in embossed cloth, 30c. (1s. 3d.) India paper edition, 85c. (3s. 6-1/2d.)

The above prices include postage.

IN FULL LEATHER BINDING, gilt edges, the set (6 vols.) $3.00, (12s. 6d.), plus postage, 60c. (1s.).

MILLENNIAL DAWN is published in foreign languages as follows: German five vols, in Swedish, vols. 1, 2, 3 and 5; in; Dano-Norwegian, three vols.; in French, two vols.; in Italian, one vol.; in Greek two vols.; bound in cloth, uniform with English edition, prices the same.

The volumes in English are bound in two styles, MILLENNIAL DAWN in green cloth binding and SCRIPTURE STUDIES in maroon cloth. Specify which you desire.


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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXX MARCH 15 NO. 6
A.D. 1909—A.M. 6037

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CONTENTS

Views from the Watch Tower........................ 83
Christian Nations Perplexed................... 83
Occult Phenomena.............................. 83
Another Harmony Suggestion.................... 84
Brother Russell's Sermons..................... 84
"Why Persecutest Thou Me?"........................ 84
How Noble His Conversion!..................... 85
Ransomer, Redeemer, Sin-Offering, Atoner, Advocate,
Mediator...................................... 87
Confusion of Tongues in Babylon (Illustrated)..... 89
Christians First at Antioch....................... 90
Christ Our Passover (Poem)........................ 92
Missionary Spirit of Christianity................. 93
Reasons for a Layman's Change of Belief........... 94
Some Interesting Letters.......................... 95

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Address Business Communications and Remittances to
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA.
—OR TO—
BRITISH BRANCH, 24 EVERSHOLT ST., LONDON, N.W.
GERMAN BRANCH, UNTERDORNER STRASSE, 76, BARMEN
AUSTRALASIAN BRANCH, EQUITABLE BULDG., COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE
PRICE $1.00 (4S.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE.

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ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POSTOFFICE.
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA

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ADDRESS US HEREAFTER AT BROOKLYN, N.Y.

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TO THE LIST OF GENERAL CONVENTIONS IN OUR LAST
ISSUE ADD BROOKLYN, N.Y., SEPTEMBER
4TH TO 6TH, INCLUSIVE

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VERY CHEAP POCKET HYMNALS WITHOUT MUSIC

As the friends are learning the tunes of the Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, they are coming to a fuller appreciation of the fact that there is not another collection in the world its equal—either in high standard of quality or in lowness of price. These are well termed "333 Ageless Hymns"; because they never grow old. The tunes, too, are grand and never wear threadbare.

The suggestion that all sing the same hymns, and all know the tunes at our Conventions, has borne good fruit also. All this has led up to a demand for the hymnal in very cheap form. This demand we can now meet. Orders may be sent in at once. Prices as follows:—

Paper covered, 4 cents each, postpaid; per 100, charges collect, $2.00. In Great Britain, (2d.) per copy; (10s.) per 100.

Cloth covered, 6 cents each, postpaid; per 100, charges collect, $3.50. In Great Britain, (3d.) per copy; (12s., 6d.) per 100.

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THE VOW IN BOOK-MARK FORM

By April 10th we hope to have the Vow Poem and also in Prose in good supply. We can fill your orders by mail, postage prepaid, as follows:—

On Satin Ribbon, 10 cents; three for 25 cents.

On silk finished paper, 25 cents per 100.

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PROBABLE DELAY IN FILLING OF ORDERS

On account of the moving which is now in progress, the friends would do well to remember that quite probably there will be delay in the filling of orders now being received, and also in the answering of correspondence—for a few days only, we trust.


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r4350 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r4355 "WHY PERSECUTEST THOU ME?"
r4352 RANSOMER, REDEEMER, SIN-OFFERING, ATONER, ADVOCATE, MEDIATOR
r4353 CONFUSION OF TONGUES IN BABYLON
r4357 CHRISTIANS FIRST AT ANTIOCH
r4358 CHRIST, OUR PASSOVER
r4359 MISSIONARY SPIRIT OF CHRISTIANITY
r4361 REASONS FOR A LAYMAN'S CHANGE OF BELIEF
r4361 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS


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PUBLIC MINISTRIES OF THE TRUTH
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PEOPLE'S PULPIT
ASSOCIATION OF BROOKLYN, N.Y.

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ONE-DAY LOCAL CONVENTIONS ADDRESSED BY THE
EDITOR OF THIS JOURNAL AS FOLLOWS:

PITTSBURG N.S. (Allegheny), PA., MARCH 28

Session for the public at 3 p.m. in Allegheny Carnegie Hall, Corner Ohio and Federal Sts. Visiting friends heartily welcomed. Baptismal services for those desiring same and notifying, at 10:30 a.m. Question meeting at 7:30 p.m., Bible House Chapel, 610 Arch street.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., APRIL 4

Discourse by Brother Russell at 3:00 p.m. Evening meeting for the interested at 7:30 o'clock, when the annual Memorial Supper will be celebrated. Visiting friends cordially welcomed.

All meetings will be held in the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Nos. 13-17 Hicks street. Convenient to all cars and ferries—close to the old bridge terminus.

BOSTON, MASS., APRIL 11

Morning and evening meetings in Faneuil Hall. Take surface cars from depots going through Dock Square. Local friends will be at stations to assist visiting friends. Meeting at 10:30 a.m. for Prayer, Praise and Testimony.

Afternoon session for the Public in Tremont Temple, Tremont street, between School and Bromfield streets, at 3:00 o'clock; subject, "Where are the Dead?"

Evening meeting for the interested at 7:30 o'clock. Arrangements have also been made for a meeting in Tremont Temple Building, on Saturday evening, for the benefit of those who may have to come to the city at that time. When purchasing railway tickets inquire for reduced rates, account of

Bible Students' Convention.

TOLEDO, OHIO, APRIL 18

BROOKLYN, N.Y., APRIL 25 and MAY 2

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BROOKLYN TABERNACLE EVERY SUNDAY

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Preaching at 3:00 p.m. Praise service at 7:00 p.m.; Berean Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Convenient to New York via Subway, and Jersey City via P.R.R. Annex Ferry.


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