thanking God for His wonderful love to me. It was all a new
experience, but so beautiful because I saw the Lord's hand in all.
The day came, and my little daughter Mazie and I were off to the
camp meeting. The Lord gave me many friends, and taught me
new lessons. I remember many dear ones of those days, though so
many have gone to be with God. Rev. John Cookman, who was
then pastor of Bedford Street Church, and Rev. Brother Head
strum, that wonderful man of God, Brother Moorehouse, and a
number of others, were there. How well I remember dear John
Cookman; he was then a power. I have no objection to his going
to Heaven when his work was done, but somehow I felt as though
he might have gone as safely through the dear old Methodist
Church, that his father and brother Alfred, of blessed memory,
loved and served so long; but praise the Lord, anyhow there are
no sects in Heaven. Hallelujah! Oh, the City will be full of
blood-washed souls out of every kindred, tongue and people. "What
a gathering of the people that will be."
Then there was Brother Tom Sherwood, and Brother Knox.
and King. What times we used to have in the police tent meet¬
ings! Brother John McClain's tent was where the young people
held their meetings. There I first saw and heard Laura Bowden
(afterwards Mrs. Crane); she was then in her prime of power.
How the Lord did use her testimony and exhortation to the saving
of many, young and old. I had never seen or heard of a young
people's and children's meeting till then. All this was so new to
me, and yet was grand.
One day Mrs. Dr. Butler was to speak on the Zenana work in
India,where she and her husband spent so many years. Miss Bowden
was to have charge of the Young People's Meeting. Mrs. Butler's
meeting was in a tent in another part of the grounds and for ladies
only. I wanted to hear Miss Bowden so much, for she was so clear
on the subject of holiness, and this was my heart's delight, then I
wanted to hear Mrs. Butler on India. I had never heard a mis¬
sionary address in my life. At that time we had no Woman's
Foreign Mission Work in our church; but it is different to-day,
I thought it all over, and decided to go into Mrs. Butler's
meeting; she was to leave, and Miss Bowden would be there longer.
so I would have another chance to hear her, I went into Mrs.
Butler's meeting; it was in a large tent, and full of nice and many