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Ellen G. White: The Early Elmshaven Years: 1900-1905 (vol. 5), Page 414

Chapter 32—Last Days of the 1905 General Conference

The work of the 1905 General Conference session continued at an even pace. Ten times Ellen White addressed the session including once during the first Sabbath morning and on each of the two following Sabbath afternoons.

“The Lord has helped me,” wrote Ellen White near the close of the session, “to make the discourses impressive.... I still have a work to do on the grounds, for certain individuals.”—Letter 149, 1905. One of these was Elder A. T. Jones, still a member of the General Conference Committee but now closely associated with Dr. J. H. Kellogg and in full sympathy with him.

Sometime during the session a vision was given Ellen White in which “Elder Jones's case was again presented to me.”—Letter 116, 1906. This led her to have an extended interview with him in which she discussed the peril of his being in Battle Creek in close association with Dr. Kellogg. But the interview was unproductive, for Jones felt he was in no danger. His presence at this meeting marked the close of his connection with the church in an official capacity—a connection that in its earlier years was marked by outstanding contributions.

Elder A. T. Jones

At the age of 23 Alonzo T. Jones, an officer in the United States Army, became a Seventh-day Adventist. An earnest, studious, self-made man, he qualified himself for the ministry, which he entered in 1885. He soon distinguished himself as an associate editor of the Signs of the Times. Soon he was joined by a

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