A Martyr of To-day: The Life of Robert Ross, Sacrificed to Municipal Misrule, a Story of Patriotism Calling for Municipal Reforms

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J. H. Earle, 1894 - Troy (N.Y.) - 180 pages
 

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Page 50 - Because he thus reckoned that the sufferings of this present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that should be revealed in us.
Page 45 - If his children forsake My law, and walk not in My judgments, if they break My statutes, and keep not My commandments; then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail.
Page 48 - Service is to make an earnest effort each week to bring at least one young man within hearing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as set forth in the services of the church and in young men's Bible classes.
Page 96 - Wolcott, who was a member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence...
Page 48 - Prayer is to pray daily for the spread of Christ's Kingdom among young men and for God's blessing upon the labors of the Brotherhood. The rule of Service is to make an earnest effort each week to bring at least one young man within hearing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as set forth in the services of the church and in young men's Bible classes.
Page 48 - The sole object of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is the spread of Christ's Kingdom among young men, and to this end every man desiring to become a member thereof must pledge himself to obey the rules of the Brotherhood so long as he shall be a member. These rules are two: The rule of Prayer and the rule of Service. The rule of Prayer is to pray daily for the spread of Christ's Kingdom among young men and for God's blessing upon the labors of the Brotherhood. The rule of Service is to make an earnest...
Page 115 - Calvin, who thereby gave another proof that " the blood of the martyr is the seed of the Church," for Geneva is now one of the strongholds of the Unitarian faith.
Page 96 - Washington, who was in Philadelphia in June, 1776, called upon Mrs. Ross and engaged her to make the flag from a rough drawing, which, at her suggestion, was redrawn by General Washington with pencil, in her back parlor, and the flag thus designed was adopted by Congress.
Page 166 - ... These are the provisions adopted by the Constitutional Convention of 1846 — fortyeight years ago. At that time the population of the State (hundreds omitted) was 2,604,000; that of New York city was 371,000, while the population of all the cities of the State was but 573,000, or about twenty-two per cent, a little over one-fifth, of the entire population of the State. Now, the population of the State, according to the last State census, is 6,513,000; the population of New York city is 1,801,000;...
Page 135 - ... movement, but they are as individuals, going to stand for a more intelligent spirit of patriotism and Christian citizenship everywhere. Their warfare has been fearlessly waged. One young life has been sacrificed at the polls. But Bat Shea's victim, Robert Ross, of Troy, cruelly murdered at the voting booth doing his duty, still lives, and we press on over his body to catch his spirit, determined in the right to put to flight Bat Sheas everywhere, whether it be in Troy, Boston, Chicago, New York...

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