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ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY: Pres. W. H.
INDIAN TERRITORY, BAPTISTS IN...
SELMA UNIVERSTIY : Pres. Charles L. Purce 68
JACKSON COLLEGE: Pres. Charles Ayer.... 69 ing Secretary..
MARSTON, REV. S. W., D.D., OBITUARY. 279
PARTMENT AT NEWTON?.
243 SHAW UNIVERSITY: Pres. H. M. Tupper, D.D. 64
MISSION WORK FOR FOREIGN POPULATIONS IN
VERY CHEERING-NOW FOR THE FINISH!.. 207
240 WAYLAND SEMINARY : Pres. G. M. P. King,
MOHONK CONFERENCE, THE..
WESTERN MISSIONS : Annual Report of Exec-
NEED OF A FRENCH THEOLOGICAL DEPART- WHAT IMPRESSIONS Do GERMAN CHURCHES
MAKE UPON ELEMENTS OF ROMANISM
136, 152, 219, 266, 290 WHAT THEN? A Poem....
Notes Of A TRIP TO ALASKA, By the Corres-
Ninth Annual Meeting ..
NOTES OF TRAVEL ON THE PACIFIC COAST,
.22, 47, 109, 160, 323
William W. Bliss, Assistant Corresponding
Baptist Missionary Training School, 75, 138, 294
OUR CASTLE GARDEN MISSION: Rev. John
News and Notes.21, 44, 75, 157, 270, 294, 320
304 Woman's Baptist HOME Mission UNION OF
“ RENDER UNTO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE
“ YOU MUST MAKE THEM CRY”
REPORTS OF DISTRICT SECRETARIES: Annual
A Home Mission text. “They made me tures on important topics to the students. the keeper of vineyards; but mine own vine- The Presidents of these institutions have yard have I not kept.”—Canticles 1 : 6. written in warm terms of the pleasure and
profit which they, as well as the students,
have derived from his presence with them. Telegraphic dispatches announce the death, we hope to have some of the Doctor's imby accident, at the burning of a hotel in pressions concerning this work for the Pipestone, Minn. of our esteemed missionary Monthly. there, Rev. A. S. Orcutt. No particulars are at hand as we go to press.
Indeed! “But we respectfully decline to follow the lead of a disputatious person, who
plants himself on technicalities and irrelevanIt takes England 70 years to double her
cies.” So says the Examiner, with reference population, it takes France 160 years to
to a controversy which it began, and which double hers, while the United States has re
it continued, reiterating its erroneous statepeatedly doubled its population in 25 years. What a tremendous effort is required to plant correction thereof, first privately and then in
ment after a full, explicit and courteous and maintain Christian institutions commen
print. And now,
unable to maintain its surate with such unprecedented growth of
original position, and unwilling to admit its population!
error, it indulges in this personal Aling as a We regret that the sketch of Alaska could last resort. All of which reminds us of the not be completed in this number of the pettifogger's advice to a young practitioner: Monthly without occupying too much space.
“When you have a poor case before a jury, In the previous article there was uninten- abuse the opposing counsel.” tional omission of the name of Rev. Knut Nelson, our very highly esteemed Swedish missionary at Tacoma and around Puget Mrs. M. M. Gray, of Oakland, California,
In November the Society received from Sound. He is doing admirably among his
a deed of nine lots
which countrymen. At Tacoma they have a chapel
ten houses, in the city of Washington, D. C., of their own in a good location.
valued at about $20,000. She thus wisely
“ becomes her own executor," securing to the Rev. W. W. Everts, D.D., has been visit- Society this large gift, though retaining the ing several schools of the Society for the col- income therefrom, as is proper, while she lives. ored people in the South, and delivering lec- Added to $20,000 previously given, this
makes about $40,000 from this generous wo- the debt have affected to some extent the man for the work of the American Baptist regular receipts for current work. Of the Home Mission Society.
amount pledged for the debt, about $107,000
have been paid in and the remainder is exWhat our general missionaries sometimes pected by Jạnuary ist. But the serious quesdo is well illustrated by the following account tion now is how to prevent another debt, as from Brother Banks, of the Puget Sound As- the Board is under obligation to do, except sociation, in his visit to a church in that re
by further retrenchment, which seems to be gion. He says: “ The seats were just as
impossible without most disastrous consethey were placed in the house by the man
quences. We have been compelled to rewho brought them there; the stove stood in fuse so many worthy applications from misthe middle of the house, about four feet from sion fields and to let slip so many excellent the pulpit, so that the sermon was largely de- opportunities, that we already have the heart
ache. livered to the stove-pipe. I got two of the brethren and worked all day Monday, did not even stop for dinner, and so aroused At a public meeting recently, in a report their ambition that they set about to buy an prepared by the Secretary of a Woman's organ, and I have sent it to them to-day.” Home Mission Society, or rather a branch
Zeal in a good cause is contagious, and a thereof, reference was made to the American zealous General Missionary can accomplish Baptist Home Mission Society as “the Men's wonders in firing up the people to under- Society!" Now, we do not think that it is take greater things for Christ.
often so characterized, and the good Secretary who prepared the report perhaps did
not quite consider the language she used on Rev. Dr. Haigh, of Chicago, at the Kan- this occasion. The grand old Home Missas Baptist Convention said that many people sion Society is a society of men and women seemed to regard the American Baptist Home and for men and women and children. It Mission Society as an organization “ to get preaches the Gospel not to men only but to something out of,” and kindly suggested that more women even than men.
Of the nearly it is time for Baptists at the West to think of 100,000 baptisms in the fifty-four years of its it as an agency through which they should history, probably 60,000 have been women. work for the evangelization of peoples else- And from the first, as now, many of its most where than in their own States. So say we devoted and generous supporters have been all. And so are our brethren in the West Christian women. Thus it has been, is, and beginning to do most heartily.
ever ought to be. We say these things as a The Kansas Convention adopted a resolu- gentle reminder, so that it may never again tion recommending: “That separate col- be called “the Men's Society.” lections, so far as the churches are able, be taken for and in the name of the American Baptist Home Mission Society." Such con- At Washington we visited Wayland Semitributions will be sent to Rev. Dr. Haigh, of nary, and found President King meekly wearChicago, and by him forwarded to the Soci- ing the honorary " D.D.," which Colby Uniety.
versity properly bestowed upon him at its
last Commencement. In The receipts of the Home Mission Society “All is quiet on the Potomac," but in anfor its general work during the eight months other sense there is great activity in Wayland ending December ist, are about $25,000 less Seminary, which is filled to overflowing by a than for the same period last year. There mature, bright, earnest class of students. Prohas been a falling off in legacies of about fessor Johnson, a thorough teacher, as well $10,000. Contributions for the payment of as pastor of a strong colored church in Wash
ington, is himself an illustration of the edu- Significant utterance. The colored people cational products of the Institution, when it of this country are awakening to the conhas good material to work upon.
sciousness that they are not Africans, nor “More room,” says President King. “We aliens, but Americans. Surely if they are not could double our attendance if we could ac- | Americans, who are ? commodate them.” Beautiful for situation is In industrial matters, as evinced at the Wayland Seminary, overlooking the en- gathering of the Knights of Labor in Richtire city at the south. Be sure and visit it mond, their cry is : “ Give us Americans ai when you go to Washington, and if you go chance !" In political affairs their cry is : further south, visit other schools also, where “ Give us Americans a chance !" In educayou will receive a warm welcome and find tional matters their eager word is: “Give us much of interest.
Americans a chance !" In missionary work
for the evangelization of Africa they are sayWhile at Richmond we visited for the first ing: “Give us Americans a chance !" time the new building in which “Hartshorn
This utterance from a representative of the Memorial College” is domiciled. Externally rising colored people of this country is a
" Give us Ameriit presents an attractive and noble appear- hopeful sign of the times. ance; within, it is exceedingly pleasant, con
cans a chance." venient and commodious. It bears no unfavorable comparison with the buildings of Richmond College, in full view about a half RICHMOND THEOLOGICAL SEMImile southward. Our esteemed brother, Rev.
NARY. J. C. Hartshorn, of Newton, Mass., has erected a memorial tribute to the memory of his
On the 18th of November we visited Richdeceased wife, worthy of him who gave, and of her in whose memory it is given. This school mond, Va., to attend a meeting of the Trusfor colored girls is pre-eminently a Christian tees of “Richmond Institute” and to reschool, and is surely destined to exert a marked organize under the amended Charter as the school, and is surely destined to exert a marked Board of Trustees of “ The Richmond Theoinfluence for good upon the colored people, logical Seminary.” Other members of the not only of Richmond and Virginia but of
Board present were W. A. Cauldwell, Esq., other States from which students come. Rev.
of New York; Rev. A. Dickinson, D.D., L. B. Tefft, Principal, and Miss C. V. Dyer, Rev. J. S. Holmes, Rev. R. Wells, and Hon. first assistant—both of them experienced in this work-feel greatly encouraged.
H. K. Ellyson, of Richmond. Four new
But Professor Tefft wants more—more money vacancies and to increase the number of
members of the Board were elected to fill to finish and furnish rooms; more money
Trustees to eleven. These were Rev. Geo. for apparatus and books-and he ought to
Cooper, D.D., of Richmond; Rev. A. Binga, have it.
of Manchester, Va.; G. H. Quincy, Esq., of
Boston; and C. J. Pickford, Esq., of Lynn, Last summer, at a hotel in Yellowstone Mass. The officers of the Board are Rev. Park, we overheard the following conver- H. L. Morehouse, President; Rev. Jas. H. sation between a young colored man and a Holmes, Vice-President; Rev. Chas. H. Scandinavian domestic:
Corey, Treasurer; Rev. Geo. Cooper, SecreHe : " I wish you foreigners would stay at tary. Three of the brethren are pastors of home and give us Americans a chance." strong colored churches in or near RichShe : You are no American.”
mond; one of whom is also Vice-President of He: "I am no American ? I was born the Board. here; I have always lived here, and I expect The school itself is in good condition. to die here. If I ain't an American, who is ?” | New buildings on a new site are greatly needed. The aim is to maintain here a good sending fifty cents besides, will secure you theological school for advanced colored this elegant engraving. students for the ministry, a school which Now let the names come in. The MONTHLY shall receive many of its students from other for 1887 will be better, if possible, than ever institutions, as theological seminaries else before. where receive students from academies and colleges. Proper attention will also be given
KANSAS. to those who have not enjoyed the advantages of a higher education.
BY REV. D. D. PROPER, GENERAL MISSIONARY. The Faculty consists of Rev. Chas. H. Corey, D.D., President, and Professor of He- Our State Convention Anniversary meetbrew and Biblical Interpretation ; Rev. Na ing is just over, and we have summed up the hum Hines, Professor of Biblical Theology ; record of the year. In this account we have Rev. Jos. E Jones, Professor of Homiletics, found some things to lament, many things to Greek, and Philosophy; and Rev. D. N. rejoice over, and from it we have drawn some Vassar, Professor of Church History and lessons of profit for the future. This annual Church Polity. The two latter are colored meeting was a very enthusiastic gathering, brethren, highly esteemed, and very capable and a delightful spirit of harmony prevailed. in their respective departments.
The watch word throughout was “forward" The institution has a well-selected library with our missionary work. of about 3,000 volumes, and is well equipped
1. Work of the Last Year. for the great work which certainly lies before it.
The number of missionaries under appointment was 43
in 47 churches, with 2,537 OUR PREMIUMS.
members, 41 Sunday schools, and 2,935 scholars. 631 new members were added to
the mission churches. Please remember and mention them to
The amount given in these churches to the
Lord's cause for all purposes is $22,160.06. ist.“ Our Country ; Its Possible Future Seven churches drop from the mission list, And Its Present Crisis." This remarkable supporting pastors all the time, and some book will be given to any present subscriber others for a part of the time. who renews and obtains three new sub- Notwithstanding the hard times and lack scribers at regular rates, fifty cents.
of help from the Church Edifice Fund, twelve 2. “Baptist Home Missions in America." new meeting-houses have been dedicated, "This standard work of 619 pages, 250 pages four completed, and nine are in process of of which are devoted to a historical survey of erection. the subject, will be sent as a premium to any Forty four new white churches have been present subscriber who renews and sends organized during the year with 500 members. nine other names at regular rates, or $5 for One of the two colored associations reports the ten. The book is well worth $2. 20 new churches, with a membership of 375. 3. “ Longfellow in His Library. This
The present Baptist strength in the State beautiful steel-plate engraving of America's is, one German conference of 12 churches, immortal poet, 24x32 inches, will be sent 658 members; one Swede conference of 16 free to any person sending us the name of a churches, 524 members ; two colored assonew subscriber, with renewal of his own sub- ciations with 77 churches, and 4,616 memscription and fifty cents additional for this en- bers, and 22 other associations, making a graving, which is worth several times what it total of 25 associations, about 475 churches, will thus cost our subscribers. Remember, and 25,000 members. The number of Bapyour renewal, getting a new subscriber, and tisms during the year is about 2,000.