Cincinnati, New York:
Jennings and Pye; Eaton and Mains,
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forward the work, it would have been impossible to make the beginning.
Mr. Prautch soon opened regular services for Filipinos, speaking as best he could in the Spanish which lie had picked up in Manila, or using the services of two interpreters. The attendance at these meetings in the Soldiersa Institute grew. Timid souls who had worshiped God in secret for many years, but who had never dared openly to own a Bible, came one by one into these services, and went away to invite others. By little and little it became clear to the native people that under the flag of the United States they were really at liberty to worship as they chose. It was a boon so precious that they hardly dared to accept it. The hated friars were still in the city. It was long before they could be made to see, and to this day the poor people in the provinces do not see, that the day of friar rule is over, and that no more will men be flogged at the church doors, or fed 011 pounded glass by hired assassins, or sent into foreign penal colonies, or shot by firing squads, for presuming to worship God after the dictates of their own hearts.
MR. PAlaLlNO ZAMORA.