as quickly as possible and confer with the Review and Herald brethren concerning abook manuscript they were preparing for publication, but which contained some errors.She believed he had met the same errors in his ministry. Within a few hours the Elderwas on an eastbound train, and in due time was in Battle Creek conferring with thebrethren regarding the matter. His help saved the institution from embarrassment andpossibly something worse.Elder Loughborough spent his last years in California. I remember his cottagehome in Mountain View, near the Pacific Press. The old cement hitching post where hetied his horse still stands by the street curb, a little monument to him. The publishingbrethren at the Pacific Press greatly appreciated Elder Loughborough's presence in theirmidst, for he was always helpful in counsel meetings. A small man physically, he was agiant in matters relating to the things of God and the work committed to His people.Very early in life Elder Loughborough decided to record in a journal his dailyactivities and items of interest concerning our denominational work and its workers.When he went to the St. Helena Sanitarium to live, about 1916, he had his daily recordbooks on a long, low bench near his table, ready for easy reference. I remember them.It was from these that he gathered many items and suggestions for his books andarticles. He was a great Bible student and made many notes. Near the close of his lifehe stated that he had read the Bible through more than seventy times. Yes, he loved theWord of God and enjoyed preaching from it.Elder Loughborough observed two birthdays, his natural birthday and his "twice-born" day. He was always happy to give his two offerings. I remember hearing him saya few words about this practice one January day at the Sabbath school in the old St.Helena Sanitarium chapel. The brethren had placed an easy chair for him just below thepulpit, where he could hear the speaker and rest comfortably. And whenever he desiredto say a few words to the congregation, they were glad to have him do so. His voicecarried well for a person of 90 years. For 75 years he was a faithful and true witness forthe Adventist faith. Both Sister White and Elder Loughborough began preaching theAdvent message at the age of seventeen, she in 1844 and he in 1849.The Petaluma church in California stands as a special monument to ElderLoughborough's work as a pioneer, for it was here that he and Elder D. T. Bourdeauorganized the first Seventh-day Adventist church on the Pacific Coast. From that smallbeginning in 1868 have come hundreds of churches and schools in the West.Elder Loughborough died in 1924 at the age of 92. He sleeps with his family inthe old cemetery in St. Helena, California. Around him are more than a score of ourministers and many faithful church members awaiting the call of the Lifegiver. What aresurrection morning that will be when the faithful will rise at the sounding of Christ'svoice and, "caught up in the air," will travel through the "open space in Orion," along thecorridor of indescribable light, to the glory land! And through that great open space inOrion will descend the New Jerusalem. (See Early Writings, p. 41.) What wondersawait the remnant! Yes, God's best things are ahead of us, preserved for the faithful!REVIEW AND HERALD, November 8, 1962.
There are already many useful books in the hands of the people, and my onlyapology for adding another to that list, is the fact that in these pages is a compilation ofmany things concerning Seventh-day Adventism not generally known. Elder J. N.Loughborough, having been familiar with the Advent Movement from the very early daysin 1844 up to the time of his death in 1924 at the ripe old age of 93, has given us a2