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abate one atom of the work in the South. The col. received the most courteous treatment. One pupil ored girls who had been taken from degraded homes was a young mother with her babe in arms. When had been educated, and were very anxious to enter the school first opened every boy brought one dog, the missionary fields of Africa. The Mexican fields and some brought two; but rather than lose the were also to receive desired attention. That country pupils she kept both boys and dogs, and very forwas destined to be prominent in the near future, and tunately she managed to maintain order with both the work should be pressed. Utah is pressing for at- boys and dogs. One other pupil was an uncouth, tention. The school house in Salt Lake City had been overgrown girl, eighteen years of age, who was noted burned down and the insurance money, $1,500, had as the best trainer of horses in that part of the counbeen paid to the Society. It was doubtful whether an. try, in whose hands the wildest bronchos were other small wooden building would be put up, certainly speedily subdued. On Saturdays this girl spent her not on the site of the old one, for the authorities had time in felling huge trees, and stripped them for the demanded that it should be of brick. The importance market. And yet that girl was influenced by the of the work there was great, and there should be no work of the school, and had developed into a kindhesitancy in contributing to the fund for the school. hearted, intelligent woman.
Mrs. Mary C. Reynolds, of Wallingford, Conn., Miss Dox, through a serious accident and sprained the Corresponding Secretary, read an abstract of the ankle, ascertained the true sympathy which dwelt in ninth annual report, showing the work that had been the hearts of those simple-minded people, and could done in the several fields, schools, and colleges, sup- truly say that while suffering from lameness, which ported in whole or in part by this Society.
prevented her froin walking, she experienced happiMrs. Margaret McWhinnie, of Boston, the Treas
ness such as she had never felt before.
In conurer, read her annual report.
clusion, she said that while there was not a Christian The receipts were
in that town when she entered it, there was now a $23,573.41; expenditures, $20,025.25; balance to new accounts, $3,548.14.
regularly established school with two Christian
teachers, a church edifice with a zealous pastor, and Miss Virginia Dox, a missionary and teacher
a congregation of worshipers at the foot of the Cross. among the Mormons, gave an interesting account of
Many Mormons are being converted, and many have her educational work among the people of Oxford,
become members of the Christian Church. Utah. When she arrived in that town there was not
Mrs. S. A. D. Sheppard, of Boston, called the ata school in the place. At one time the Mormons had
tention of the ladits to a most beautiful piece of run what they called a school for a few weeks in each
needle-work, on which was laid in harmoniously year, but it was so far from what it should be that it
blended colors and tones silk representations in was closed. The missionary school was the first
stitch-work of flowers and leaves. It was the work regularly organized institution of that kind in the
of Mrs. Dr. Eaton, eighty-one years of age, and the town, and before it was opened the Mormons were
widow of the former President of Madison Univer. warned by the Church not to send their children to
sity. The work was simply marvelous, and was it, but after it had been in operation a few weeks
greatly admired. Mrs. Eaton contributed the quilt more than one-half of the children in the school came
to the Society for the benefit of the Salt Lake City from Mormon families. This led the Mormons to
school, and the ladies were invited to contribute to a see the inferiority of their school system, and they fund for the purchase of the artistic specimen of were now endeavoring to secure a better system of
The Doxology was sung and the meeting was adMiss Dox was soon made a welcome guest in all journed until two o'clock. the Mormon families, and as a result of what she saw could not condemn the believers in the faith of the
AFTERNOON Session. Mormon Church; she pitied them all and deeply. | The Society was reconvened at two o'clock, and the They were industrious and sober people, but they hymn, “ Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling," were bound by infatuation to the tenets of the I was sung. The Lord's Prayer was repeated in Church, and would suffer even martyrdom for the unison. cause they were so blindly supporting: PolygamyThe following report was made by the nominating was causing much misery, yet some of the wives of committee and accepted. The ladies named were the polygamists believed in the dual marriages, and then elected for the ensuing year : said that they were happy in it because it was a part
Newton of their creed. So far as the children were con
President- Mrs. Thomas Nickerson,
Centre. cerned, she had no trouble in controlling them, mak. Vice-President-Mrs. Anna Sargent Hunt, Augusta, ing no rules, but trusting to their sense of honor. Me. Under that system the school was a happy one for the Clerk-Mrs. C. E. Daniels, Boston. three years she was in it. Her pupils ranged from Corresponding Secretary-Mrs. Mary C. Reynolds, a girl four years old to a man forty-five years of age.
14 Tremont Temple, Boston.
Treasurer-Mrs. Margaret McWhinnie, 14 TreSeveral of them were cowboys, and from them she mont Temple, Boston.
Auditor--Mrs. W. A. Bowdlear, Roxbury.
There was a large gathering, including forty-two Executive BoardClass III., term expires 1890- | delegates from out of town. Mrs. E. S. Wheeler Mrs. C. F. Byam, Charlestown; Mrs. E. W. Apple: presided, and after singing and reading selections ton, Providence; Mrs.G. W. Bosworth, Cambridge; Mrs. James McWhinnie, Cambridge ; Mrs. Alice B.
from the Scripture Mrs. E. M. Jerome led in prayer. Merriam, Boston. To fill vacancies in Class 1.
The usual reports of the Secretary and Treasurer Mrs. Andrew Pollard, Boston; Mrs. G. S. Harwood, Mrs. J. W. Olmstead, Boston.
were read and approved; then came reports from the
Circles. Some, unable to do much financially, were It was announced that a dispatch had just been re- still holding their meetings, and by their prayers and ceived from Dwight Spencer, dated at Salt Lake City, sympathy were doing what they could. Some had saying that $500 of the $2,500 needed for the brick been much hindered in their work by the illness of school-house in that place would be contributed in that their leaders, but were gathering together again and place, providing the remaining $500 over and at work filling barrels to send with comfort and cheer above the $1,500 insurance money was raised at to some Western home. Others reported increased this meeting. The President announced that at the interest and attendance and financial success. Mrs. noon session $100 was received, and that a lady had Butrick then gave a report of the Baby Band. promised $100 more; that left $300 to be raised Everywhere it has been introduced mother's hearts before the evening came on, that a message might be have been touched, and they have responded cheersent to Mr. Spencer that the building fund had been fully, some giving the names of their children who raised.
were in heaven as a memorial. The beautifully-worked spread spoken of in the re- After singing again Mrs. Samson read an extract port of the morning proceedings was at this point from a letter from Mrs. Becker, telling us of her busy presented to the President, Mrs. Thomas Nickerson, days and nights with the students, and her bright an-as a token of the respect, love, and admiration held ticipations for their future. She also read a letter for her by the members of the So ty.
from Rev. J. L. Coppoc, of Bliss, Neb., with whom Miss Virginia Dox gave a pleasing talk concerning the ladies of Calvary Church had been corresponding; her visit to the Tuscaroras and Shoshone tribes of also a newspaper account of a blessed revival they Indians. Miss Dox went among the former mentioned had enjoyed during the winter and the struggles they Indians quite early in life and was adopted as a mem- had to secure a location and build their church. ber of that tribe and given the name of “U-hoox Stah
Once in a while we get glimpses of Western life nat,” which translated means “ Bright Light."
that are very pathetic, and this is one of them. The Rev. G. M. Stone, D.D., gave a descriptive ad-writer of the article says the settlement was twenty dress upon Alaska, dwelling upon the great mission
miles from the nearest railroad station, and three
years ago there were not twenty people in the townary field which it afforded, together with its wonder. ship. Iwo Baptist families arrived there and learnful mineral resources. The worst feature to combating of Mr. Coppoc, who lived eighteen miles distant, in Alaska, so far as the missionaries were
determined on getting him to preach once in four cerned, was the bad white man, who debauched every of the settlers, and, as people came in, a few Baptists
weeks. The meetings were held in the sod houses thing he touched.
were hunted up and a church organized consisting of Following this address subscriptions were called thirteen members. Last summer they determined to for from the ladies for the Salt Lake City school, and
build a house of worship. After much self-denial
about $600 was raised, and a neat little chapel was responses were received, amounting to $301, and the built, but at great cost to the settlers. Men gave who work was completed.
stinted their families to do so. And now they rejoice “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” was
that they have a church home, and praise God that His
power is felt as sweetly within its wooden walls as in sung. Prayer was offered by Rev Mr. Stone, and the grander structures of the East. They managed to then the meeting was adjourned.
get it painted over once, and left a place in the steeple for a bell. And now they are longing for the sound of a church bell; and were they able it would not be long before these valleys and hills, where only three
years ago no sound was heard but that of the wolf and Maine... $425 37 Connecticut.... $240 10 the crack of the hunter's gun, should resound with the New Hampshire. 251 87 Miscellaneous.. 194 26 church-going bell calling worshipers to the sanctuary. Vermont. 106 06 Precious Jewels. 50 Massachusetts ..1,736 20
Very much interest was manifested in the bell, and Rhode Island... 71 00
we hope to be able to assist them in procuring one.
We were then favored with an address from Mrs. S.
D. Phelps on Home Missions. She brought to our no. Woman's Union of Connecticut.
tice the immense area of our country and the evils
that menace it. She reminded us of the different The second quarterly meeting of the Woman's Bap. races to whom we should carry the Gospel, and that tist Home Mission Union of Connecticut was held for our own protection and safety it would admit of with the First Baptist Church, Bridgeport, April 21st, no delay. From the Indians we had taken carnal at 2.30 P. M.
things; we should return spiritual things. Educa.
RECEIPTS FOR APRIL.
tion, temperance, and all other moral influences are Band of thirty-eight members has just held its first excellent, but nothing but the power of the Gospel of anniversary. They had contributed fifteen dollars for Christ can save and preserve this nation.
missions, and twenty of them had been converted It was an inspiration to all, and we hope our Home during the year. “Baby Helpers ” have been added Mission work will be advanced thereby.
to our Home Mission interests, and quite a long list After singing and the closing prayer we gathered of names, with the accompanying ten cents, have been in the parlor for a social interview.
sent in to our treasury. One little boy of three years These meetings
insists that two of his dolls shall belong to the “ Baby and friendly greetings are bright spots in our warfare through life, and we wish more of our sisters Helpers.” He is careful to set aside all that are
maimed or ill-favored, but Santa and Nurse, he is could enjoy them.
Mrs. W. H. ELKINS, sure, are worthy of being “ Mission Helpers." He
has caught his mother's spirit.
A letter from Miss Concepcion Renteria, of Mexico,
informed us that she must leave her field of work for WOMAN'S BAPTIST HOME MISSION
a rest, as her health would not allow her to remain
longer—but she hopes to regain strength so as to SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN.
again return to the work she loves. Mr. Sloan counts
himself exceedingly fortunate in being able to secure President, Mrs. L. B. Austin, 96 Fremont Street, | the labors of Miss Rita Sombrano to fill her place Detroit ; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S. A. Gib. while she is absent. Romanists and idol worshipers son, 414 Dutton Street, Kalamazoo; Treasurer, Mrs. have been converted to God through this house-toWm. A. Moore, 1015 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
Miss Dyer has been spending her Sundays visiting The past few months has witnessed much of hard,
the Sunday schools where the “Hartshorn" girls earnest Home Mission work among the sisters in our
are engaged in teaching. She says, “Imagine yourState, such as has not been remunerative to our Home self with me and let us visit two or three of these Mission treasury, but such as bears evidence of their places. First we go into a mission school held in a zeal in defense of our homes and our State against dark alley. There is but one room in this cabin, in
one corner of which is a bed, Boards have been the evils of intemperance. The campaign is over, and the prohibitory amendment was not carried, as
brought in and placed on chairs, and the room is had been our hope, but we know that the united, earn.
packed with children, boys and girls from four to sixest prayers of God's dear ones for this object will not
teen years of age. We counted fifty-three. This be lost, and that in His own right time He will give school was established and is conducted by one of our us the victory.
girls. We listened to the instruction, and found reMost of our missionaries in the State report advance peated the same Bible lessons given at Hartshorn. A work. One has felt compelled to resign, feeling that blunder is made now and then, but much gospel truth the results of his labors did not justify his expense to
is pressed home upon the hearts, and we feel that the Board, while more promising fields were suffering these dear girls are doing a noble work. Next we will for means.
go to the colored almshouse. In a little room called The wife of a missionary who entered a rather dis
a chapel, we find a dozen persons gathered for Sunday couraging field last November, though prostrated with
school. Of these, five are totally blind, but they tell inflammatory rheumatism, writes cheeringly of their
us they love the Lord, and they know the time will growth in Mission and all Christian work.
come when they shall see the King in his beauty. they need a great many tracts, Bibles, religious news
This also is in charge of one of our girls. Although papers, and all good reading, for circulation. They
we have had few conversions this year, the Lord has contribute a dollar a week, in their little church, for
not withdrawn his presence. As in the church, so in the purchase of tracts and religious literature. One
our work, there must be times of seed-sowing. The man in the lumber camps has been converted through Lord will send the harvest in his own time. The wife the reading of tracts sent to him, and now he is ready of one of the colored professors in Richmond Theologto circulate them among the other men, although he ical Seminary has charge of both instrumental and is among profane and morally filthy surroundings. It vocal music. She is a true Christian lady, and her is gratifying to see Home Mission Circles organized influence in the school is excellent. Shall this educaand maintained in these small churches, for they are
tional work stop ? Every Christian, every teacher strong indications of prosperity. We can but note
may take courage from the fact that under all this transthe progress of a church which in its poverty starts
formation of the human race lies that arm which be. out with plans for missionary work, verifying the gan the work of making man.” promise, “ Him that honoreth me I will honor." In whatever department of the Home Mission field We have some promising “ Mission Bands,” which we stop to centre our thoughts, and give it any attenare our hope for the future. In one small town a tion, we involuntarily feel that there is where we must
DATL. April 17. April 17. March 13.
PLACE. Richmond, Va., East End Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Va., Riffe's Hill, W. Va., Laurel Creek, W. Va., Bridgewater Station, N. C., Greenfield, Tenn., Fort White, Fla., Stray Horn, Miss., Fowler City, O., McClain, Ind., Sheridan, Mich.. La Crosse, Wis., Second Baptist Church, Enterprise, Neb., Hay Springs, Neb., Walnut Creek, Texas, Alto, Texas, Toledo, Wash., Dixie, Wash.,
RECEIPTS FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND
MARCH, 1887. Atlas, $5: Fenton, $15: Flint Band, $12.10; Hadley, $7; Ortonville, $3; Almont, $3 ; Caro, Mrs. Parkhurst Sunday school class, $1; Big Rapids, $2; Bowne, $2; Grand Rapids ist, $33; Grand Rapids 2d. $4.83 ; Middleville, $2.25 : Paris, $5Freeport, Miss Dorcas Woolcot, $1; Greenville, $2.12 ; lonia. $5.25 ; Band, $3:75: Palo, $4: Portland, $2.65; Pewamo, $3; Harbor Springs, $4; Traverse City, $5; Bad Axe, $1.40; Sunday school, $1; Sand Beach, $14.53 ; Bronson, $6.05; Coldwater, $4.50; Band, $13:25; Litchfield, $3.30; Quincy, $9; Albion, $3; Aurelias, $10; Bellevue, $2.75; Jackson, $22.78; Allegan, $5: Young Ladies, $3.50: Battle Creek, $6.19; Sunday school, $5.81; Independence Band, $5; Ceresco, $4; Climax, $4.75; Band, .25: Ganges, $4.69; Kalamazoo, $37.89: Paw Paw, $5.50; Plainwell, $10.73; South Haven, $4.14; Adrian, $10; Rome 2d, $1.75: Tecumseh, $15.25 Detroit ist, $14.40; Detroit, Woodward Avenue, $64.09: Young People, $10.61; Sunday school, $5.68 ; Boys' Band, .18: Detroit, Twelfth Street, $19.50; Band, .62; Detroit, Eighteenth Street, $5.50: Detroit ist German, $5; Macomb, $2; Pontiac, $12; Port Huron, $10; Richmond, $2.65; Rochester, $3.15; Romeo, $4.75; Mrs. C. C. Bowen, Detroit, $5: Mrs. L. B. Austin, Detroit, $5; Mrs. Wm. A. Moore, Detroit, $10; Reed City, $t; Bay City ist, $8; Bay City West, $5.25; Bay City, Fremont Ave., $5 ; Emerson, $3; Saginaw City, $2; South Saginaw, $6; Tuscola, $2.70; De Witt, $5; Lansing, $4.83: Band, $9; St. John's, $1: Okemos, Mrs. Hunt and Hulit, $1; Mrs. Young, $5; Cassopolis, $2.50 : Dowagiac, $10; New Bufalo, $4.85; Niles, $12; Centerville, $8.50; Porter, $5.56; Three Rivers, $3.20; Union City, $4; Highland, $15: Little Sunbeams, .50; Little Gleaners, 46: Little Veterans, $2 36; Armor Bearers, .85; Buds of Promise, .48: Loyal Class, .70; Howell, $y: Kensington Mission Helpers, $8: Milford, $10; Ann Arbor, $7.35; Chelsea, $4.50; Clinton, $3; Mooreville, $4.95: York, Young Ladies, $8; Pentwater, $3.75; Lakeside, $13. Total, $728.18.
April 7. April 13.
Feb. 8. March 28.
April 12. March 27. March 21.
CHURCH EDIFICES DEDICATED.
SP2inisterial and Church Record.
DATE. Brooklyn, N. Y., Emmanuel Baptist Church,
April 17. Greenbrier, W. Va.,
March 24 Society Hill, S. C., Union Baptist Church (Colored), April 10. Great Bend, Ind.,
May 4. Goose Lake, Calif.,
DATE. William Ward, 90. Sidney, Me.,
April 8. William S. Hurlbut, 83. West Bolton, Mass., Hugh Herrick,
71. Nashville, N. Y., March 18. Thomas W. Conway, 47. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
April 6. Edw'd G. Taylor, D.D., 55. Buffalo, N. Y.,
April 10. H. Sterling Watt,
Cape May C. H., N. J., April 6. Francis Wayland Tustin, 52. Lewisburg, Pa.,
April 14. L. A. Douglass,
April 12. Wilson Ashley, 80. Crayton, S. C.,
April 8. John Williams,
43. Hampton C. H., S. C., L. W. Harrell, 84. Augusta, Ga.,
March 28. Drury Sumrall, 85. Jasper Co., Miss.,
Dec. 10. W. H. C. Perkins,
Wood Co., Texas, Jan. 21. W. E. Chambliss, 51. Salisbury, Mo.,
April 5. Merrill Howard, 56. Fancy Creek, Kans., April 16. P. H. Steinberger, 87. Chico, Calif.,
March 1. J. A. McLean, 47. Hantsport, Nova Scotia, April 2.
"The word of God grew and multiplied." -Acts 12: 24.
Home Fission Appointments »
Caton, N. Y.,
Blue Creek, W. Va.,
Deep Creek, Ga.,
Flora, Ind., James H. George, Brown Township, Ind., James Westbrook, Basco, III., J. Robillard,
Unionville, Mich., W. T, Woodhouse, Breckenridge, Mich., Dudley M. Canrighe, Otsego, Mich., Frank Spr gue, Sun Prairie, Wis., Andrew Swartz, Isanti, Minn., Israel Bergstrom, Minneapolis, Minn., John Firth,
Ayrshire, Iowa, 1. R. Dean,
Huntsville, Texas, M. T. Crews,
Salem, Kans., D. B. Jacobs,
The following new appointments were made. Rev. Paul Mieville, French in North Adams, Mass. “ Carl M. Seehaus, Scandinavian Pilgrim Church, Chicago, II.
Frank Sprague, Sun Prairie and Waterloo, Wis.
Rev. Oscar D. Purinton, Cooperstown, Dak.
Thomas A. Whitaker, Aberdeen, Dak. “ E. M. Heyburn, Canton, Dak.
F. M. Bowman, First Church, Pueblo, Culo.
S. P. Davis, Mi. Tabor, Oregon.
J. H. Teale, General Missionary for East Wash and North
S. N. Vass. Colored People in N. C.
Rev. W. E. Holmes, Colored People in Ga.
D. Abner, Jr., Colored People in Texas.
A. A. Hammar, Swedes in Ishpeming, Mich.
M. M. Lewis, Winlock, Toledo and vicinity, Wash. “ Dwight Spencer, General Missionary for Rocky Mountain District.
The following re-appointments were made : Rev. G. Aubin, French in Worcester, Mass.
$45,364 31 Donations, Legacies, and Interest from April 1, 1886, to March 1, 1887, $35,325 12
Total receipts from all sources,
Contributions and Legacies.be
MAINE, $25,576.14. Waterville, Sundry contributions, per Rev. E. Leger..
FOR MARCH, 1887. (Contributions and Legacies not otherwise noted are for general purposes. A* denotes that contributions are for educational purposes, and C. E. F. for Church Edifice Fund. I.
5 75 5 00 6 73 4 oo 5 oo 5 00 7 00
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