he one man in a hundred who could hold the fort in that period.
In clearing off the mortgage Mr. Hood exercised his special talent.
Then we had freedom to enlarge our membership.
Mr. Stebbins enforced the value of personal allegiance and consecration to Jesus, and built up the church in graces as well as in members.
So, providentially, all have fitted the periods in which they served.
Mr. David H. Brown was appointed to prepare this sketch, but by the will of God fell on sleep February 21, 1908, ere he had begun the task.
Among our records are resolutions, drawn up by him upon the passing of several of his associates of early days, expressing appreciation of their devotion and sacrifices, and claiming that without them certain results could not have been achieved.
The claim is true of them, it is true of him—and more.
He had a wide and comprehensive vision of the possibilities of our field, and was able to suggest avenues of advance.
He had the ability and the dispositi