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here, at a great sacrifice, in order to help in the not, they suffered with their brethren because of pressing demand. He has a class of twenty-five color. I wish the book to show to the world—to our preachers.
oppressors, and even our friends that the negro “We have purchased a desirable site in the
race is still alive, and must possess more intellectual western part of the city. Have made one pay else how could they be crushed as slaves in all these
vigor than any other section of the human family, or ment. Terms of subsequent payments are very years since 1620, and yet to-day stand side by side we shall struggle the harder to
with the best blood in America, in white institutions, meet them. We have not begun to improve grappling with abstruse problems in Euclid and the site. A building is leased to us reasonably difficult classics, and master them? Was ever such But if our school grows any more (and why a thing seen in another people? Whence these not?) this building will not accommodate us-- lawyers, doctors, authors, editors, divines, lecturers, cannot do so. We aim to work up such a large linguists, scientists, college presidents, and such, in attendance as to make it impossible for the
one quarter of a century ?”
Well present leased building to give room.
“I have faith in my people. I “ The members of the Board are calculating wish to exalt them. I want their lives snatched on erecting a temporary building in the summer
from obscurity, to become household matter for con
versation." so as to give more room, and also place us on
Dr. Simmons is entitled to much credit for preour own soil. The students are so much assured paring this work in the midst of other and arduous that the idea of the Board will be speedily carried duties. out, they have raised money enough to purchase a corner stone.
NATIONAL PERILS AND OPPORTUNITIES. The " The Arkansas Baptist, State organ for the discussions of the General Christian Conference held colored Baptists, is published here, with a scanty in Washington, D. C., December 7, 8, and 9, 1887, supply of type. Our students compose The under the auspices and direction of the Evangelical
New York: The Arkansas Baptist, and send forth a thousand Alliance for the United States. neat copies every fortnight.
Baker & Taylor Co., 1887. 8vo., pp. 417. Paper,
$1.00; cloth, $1.50. “I have been trying to help them cultivate a
The meeting of the Evangelical Alliance in Wash. spirit of industry and true religion-a spirit that
ington was one of the most notable gatherings ever was breathed into my being so long at our be held in this country. The addresses and discussions loved Roger Williams University. We need
were of a very high order, and the proceedings were sympathy, prayers, material aid."
marked by great enthusiasm. The facts and arguments embodied in these addresses on the great practical questions which Christianity in America is
compelled to consider, comprise a treasury of inforBOOK NOTICES.
mation and suggestion, of great value to every
Christian minister and, indeed, to every intelligent Men Of Mark. By Rev. Wm. J. Simmons, D.D., church member who would have an understanding of Louisville, Ky. Publishers, Geo. M. Rewell & Co., the times and the tendencies of things on this contiCleveland, Ohio. 1887.
A good index adds to the value of the volume. This book of 1,141 pages is written to set forth the We heartily commend the book, confident that it will capabilities and the attainments of the negro race in give breadth of view, strength of purpose, and healthy America, and in other lands where they have enjoyed enthusiasm to every one who peruses its pages. the privileges of Christian civilization. Though in this country the untrammeled career of the negro
SABBATH AFTERNOONS WITH THE CHILDREN. race has been comparatively brief, yet it has given By Rev. 0. E. Mallory, Lowell, Mass. 207 pp., abundant evidence of ability, under proper training, heavy paper, with 50 full-page illustrations. to take rank with other races in the civil, business, This is written in the form of brief sketches of educational, and religious affairs of the world. The leading Bible incidents and characters, each sketch book contains sketches of 177 men, with 106 por followed by questions and answers that bring out the traits. The work is well done by Dr. Simmons, teaching of Scripture on the fundamental questions in now District Secretary of the Home Mission Society theology, the whole admirably adapted to interest and for the Southern States. In the introduction he instruct the youthful mind. says :
* Many, yea, nearly all these, came from the loins -From the American Baptist Publication Society, of slave fathers, and were the babes of women in Philadelphia, Pa., we receive four books, beautifully bondage, and themselves felt the leaden hand of bound, and well adapted to the maturer minds in the slavery on their own bodies ; but, whether slaves or | Sunday school:
Larkin. 77 PP.
Roger's Travels; or, SCENES AND INCIDENTS every heart hears the invitation “O magnify the Lord CONNECTED WITH THE JOURNEY OF Two BOYS IN with me, and let us exalt his name together;" and Foreign Lands, by Rev. E. Payson Hammond, every one is helped by the assurance, “The eyes of cannot fail to interest and profit any boy who reads the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are it. 155 pp., with portrait of the author. 75 cents. open unto their cry.” We are led in prayer by Mrs.
Doris Selwyn; OR, A Girl's INFLUENCE. By W. B. Mason, and then follows the reading of letters Kate Neely Hill. 335 pp.
from missionaries, pastors, officers of States, city Patty Deane: An Old-fashioned Story. By unions and associations, applicants for admission to Mrs. R. M. Wilbur. 256 pp. $1.00.
the Missionary Training School, and, not least in imWilbert ELDRED; OR, Is I'r Well WITH THE
portance, from representatives of other Baptist misChild? By Rev. D. F. Leach. 347 pp. $1.25.
sionary organizations. Every letter has some special This is an excellent story to put into the hands of point for discussion and decision. Some will be
referred to the various standing committees for more youth for the purpose of teaching them the essential
minute examination than can be had at this meeting. differences between the views of Baptists and Pedo.
The Treasurer reports February receipts $3,526.41baptists, specially concerning infant baptism.
slight increase over the corresponding month last year, Also the following pamphlets :
but balance on hand much less, owing to falling off “Why I Am a Baptist." By Rev. Clarence
in previous months and increase of expenses.
ing up “applications for missionaries,” we have an “William the Baptist's Aunt.” By a Baptist appeal from an American pastor for a Scandinavian Woman. 64 pp.
helper. He says: After trying to settle the Scandinavian question in this vicinity for a year apd a half, I am compelled to say that an Englishman is unable to work among this people.
We need some one who can. Now I believe if we had a lady who could do house to house work among them, conduct a prayer-meeting during the week, teach a class on
Sunday, many of these people would be won to us. WOMEN'S BAPTIST HOME MISSION Society, Is it possible to secure such a lady—such as Miss Sand2338 MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILL.
berg or Miss Winlund for instance? We will secure
board for her at $2.00 per week, and our Ladies' President,Mrs. J. N. CROUSE, 2231 Prairie Ave., Chicago, Home Mission Circle would raise at least $50 toward II. Corresponding Secretary—Miss M. G. Burdette, 2338 her support. In addition to our own town, there are Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. Recording Secretary -Mrs. H. THANE MILLER, Cincinnati, Ohio. Treasurer-Mrs. R. R.
many Swedes in the neighboring towns who could be DONNELLEY, 2338 Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill.
reached. This weighs heavily upon my heart. Many of these people would come with us if we could reach
them by their own language.” MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD,
A German pastor writes: “Our members, eighty. March 5, 1888.
five in number, nearly all belong to the laboring The regular session was held as usual at the rooms class, and are of limited means. We are in the midst of the Training School, 2338 Michigan Avenue. Al. of a dense population of Romanists, Lutherans and though every effort is made to accommodate the class Freethinkers, and we are anxious to do all we can to exercises of the school, the lecture of Rev. William help the Gospel work. Can you send us a missionary Lawrence, D.D., and the Sunday school lesson given -one who is conversant with both German and by Miss Miller were of necessity conducted in the English--and upon what terms?” narrow quarters of the basement dining-room, while From the First Swedish Baptist Church, New York the Board was in session in the small and only lec. City, there comes a copy of preamble and resolutions ture room above. The day was stormy, and the air adopted by the church, asking the enlargement of the from the lake, cold and penetrating. Yet there were Society's work and missionary force at Castle Garden but two absent from the regular Board, while eleven and among the Scandinavians of the city, and comhonorary members and three visitors made up the mending the character of the work already done. goodly company of interested, praying women who As we come to consider the topic “Organization," came to devise liberal things and plan for the various letters are read from our far away but much appredepartments of aggressive work. Two newly-elected ciated Colorado Vice-President. She speaks of hinmembers were welcomed to the honorary list. They drances on account of the weak and scattered condi. were Mrs. Prof. Jackson, of Hyde Park, and Mrs. tion of the churches, difficulty of traveling, etc. Everett D. Burr, who comes from Rochester, N. Y., | From Mrs. Alexander, who refers to the completion as the wife of the newly-elected pastor of Memorial of seven years of service as Vice-President for Ohio, Church. The meeting opens with Mrs. N. T. Gas- and says, I have nothing to boast of, but do thank sette in the chair, who reads the xxxivth Psalm; and 'God, who has enabled me to continue in the work. I
think perhaps simple éstick to it'has been my greatest achievement.” A very encouraging letter from Mrs. W. M. Isaacs, President of New York City Branch, says, “ Our number has increased, and contributions are larger than last year. We are actively engaged in raising our part of the $50,000 for Missionary Training School Building. We have a very able committee in charge of the work.” A communication was presented from Rev. H. C. Woods, D.D., Superintendent of Missions, concerning work in Colorado; also from Mrs. G. S. Abbott, of Oakland, California, some extracts in reply to letters of inquiry. From Philadelphia Union we learn that Mrs. McCollin has, at the urgent importunity of the nominating committee, and the membership of the Union generally, consented to resume the office of President. She will be kindly relieved of some of the most arduous routine work that has hitherto made the position one of great labor, as well as responsibility.
All listen eagerly to the latest tidings from our ab. sent Corresponding Secretary. Her letter, written at Sın Francisco, speaks of surely returning health, and interesting meetings with our missionaries, Misses Booth and Haystron, also with Baptist repre. sentatives in the State. She refers to the need of increased laborers, and endorses the application already pending for the appointment of an assistant for Miss Booth. She says: “I would like to write you of some experiences in Chinatown, and am ask. ing the Lord that when ability to use my voice and pen return I may be permitted to plead for these heathen in our land as never before."
Applications for admission to the Training School were considered. These were from Canada, West Virginia, and Washington, D. C.
Matters of importance concerning various mission stations were introduced, and referred to the Missionary Committee for adjustment.
Reports of Committees were called, and through their chairmen responses were made from those on Organization, giving plan for visiting churches dur. ing the coming summer; on Training School Build. ing, showing encouraging progress; on Training School curriculum and present conduct.
The usual corps of instructors are doing faithful work. Rev. Mr. Thames consents to give lessons on parliamentary practice; how to organize and conduct deliberative assemblies. Anil the Committee finds the field work of industrial and Sabbath schools in successful operation. Brief reports were heard from Committees on Literature, Finance, and Correspondence.
Mention was made of the recent death of Mrs. Edward G. Mitchell, one of the pioneers in the Society in this city. Also of Rev. H. Woodsmall, a man of Christ-like spirit in his untiring labors and broad sympathies. Many heartfelt expressions of appreciation were given, and all joined in the verses of "Shall We Gather at the River ?" The refrain
During the past few months the ladies of Clarendon Street Church, Boston, have decided to assume the entire support of a teacher in some new field in the West. Miss Julia M. Hill, of Western New York, has been chosen by the ladies as their teacher, and she has begun her work about two miles from Ogden, Utah. We very gladly welcome Miss Hill as one of our workers, and pray that she may be successful in her new field of labor.
Miss Mary Berkley writes a very interesting letter, describing the new school-house, which is so much enjoyed by the people of Salt Lake City. Miss Berkley speaks in highest terms of Miss Pearce's work. In closing her letter she writes : “ I would like to give you the history of each pupil. I often wonder what their future will be. Mormon, apostate, Gentile, Catholic-all together in school. I some. times wonder how they reconcile in their young minds the opposite teachings which they receive at home and at school. How short seems the time in which to sow seed! I would feel discouraged if it were not for the words, God giveth the increase.'” We are sure that the seed sown by our faithful work. ers in Utah will in the future spring up and bear fruit abundanıly. Would that it were possible to open Christian schools all over that fair Territory!
Mrs. G. T. Genung, writing from Columbia, S. C., says: “Well, the old term ended, and the new one is fairly begun. The school is full to overflowing. A few of our advanced pupils lest at the end of the year to teach, but many new ones came in, so we were forced to reseat the chapel, putting in many new seats, and yet there is not room.
Still they We teachers are all burdened. We cannot do half we would do with our large classes. Here are nearly two hundred pupils to be cared for by only three teachers, besides President Becker, whose hands are so full, with all the cares of the institution upon him, he never gives himself a moment of rest. Mrs. Becker, with her seventy-nine girls, is indeed
doing a great work. She is laying a foundation of character that will tell in time to come. If you could only see some of these girls when they first come here, entirely uncultivated, without the slightest idea of what a home is, and see them again after they have been here a few months, you would hardly believe they were the same girls. They are receiving a grand Christian training. They are also being taught not only in theory, but in practice, to become good home keepers.
Their rooms are models of neatness. But better than all this even, above it all, the Lord is present with us. We commenced our new term with a Week of Prayer,' and, as it has been so many times before, the Lord heard and answered the pray. ers of His children, and in a remarkable manner. Since the ist of February there has been scarcely a meeting in which some one has not been converted. A great deal of personal work has been done. Often they go from room to room, working with those who are not Christians. One night last week they askerl permission to have a meeting after the retiring bell had rung. We heard singing, and Mr. Genung went up to the third floor, and there they were, a company on their knees, alternately praying and sing. ing. The singing was particularly weird and sweet in the dark and quiet of a large building. One would sing or intone a line, and the others would join in the refrain, Feel like a motherless child,' over and over again. That is just what so many of them seem like. Poor, motherless children they are indeed! A large number of our brightest and best young men and women are rejoicing over a new-found Saviour."
These interesting letters from our workers, speak. ing of the overflowing school-rooms, but confirms the statement so often made that more teachers are needed, rather than more scholars. We need money for teachers' salaries, so that the overburdened teachers may be relieved. Nearly all our schools are crowded, and many are turned away for want of room.
The work at Spelman Seminary is progressing successfully, in spite of many inconveniences. All will be glad when the new building will be ready for occupancy. The burden carried by the devoted principals has been indeed heavy. A gentleman from Gainesville, Ga., visited this school not long since, and in a private letter expressed his great pleasure in its work. He writes: “I was a member of a Board of Education in the city of Camden, N. J., for eight years, and I will say that in visiting schools in all parts of the United States, not colored, but white, I have never seen a school so well managed and under such perfect discipline as Spelman Seminary. I was particularly impressed with the eagerness of the pupils; they seemed to want to get at the bottom of everything, and to do this would ask ques. tions without any reluctance. I was completely charmed with their singing, and much pleased with the young lady in instrumental music.” These words
Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Feb. 20 Jan. 29 Feb. 22
PLACE. Brooklyn, Conn., Whitehall, N. Y., South River, N. J., Pittsburg, Pa., Liberty, Va., Canton, Pa., Smithland, Ky., Mt. Carmel, Ky., Louisville, Ky., Clinton, S. C., Luthersville, Ga., Augusta, Ga., Crawford, Ala., Arlington, Texas, Wilson Creek, Texas, Marshall's Creek, Ill., Shiloh, III., Stonington, IlI., Chicago, III., Minneapolis, Minn., Great Bend, Kans., Enterprise, Neb.,
CHURCHES ORGANIZED. PLACE. William's Bridge, N. Y., Mappsville, Va., South Pittsburg, Tenn., Trapp Hill, N. C., New Hill, N. C., Tifton, Ga., Oakland, Fla., Greenwood, Ala., Orrville, Ala., Belcherville, Texas, Cincinnati, O., Dayton Street Church, Detroit, Mich., North Baptist Church, Little Prairie, III.,
The following new appointments were made :
Arthur St. James, French in Stryker, O.
John G. Wirth, Creighton, Neb. “ John D. Murphy, Pueblo, Colo.
William E. Orton, Goldon, Colo.
S. J. Nunn, Los Gatos, Cal.
A. Le Roy, Astoria, Oregon.
E. Quinones, Montemarelos and vicinity, Mexico. Paz Villafana, Assistant in Aguas Calientes, Mexico.
Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 5
Jan. 30 Feb. 10 Feb. 12
AGE. Rensselaer O. Putney, 73, N. Judson Clark, 66, A T. Boynton,
82, E. W. Pray, William Brooks,
75, S. C. Ainsworth, 74, Walter R. Brooks, D.D., 66, Daniel D. Read, 79, Dudley C. Haynes, 79, Abijah M. Calkin, 73, William Entwistle, 68, Joseph Mettam, Harrison Woodsmall, 46, S. H. Cate, L. G. Wiggins,
73, John Bennett,
86, James E. Leakey, 27, James Schofield, 86, James M. Stickney, 78,
Date. East Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 5 Niantic, Conn.,
Feb. 18 McLean, N. Y., Rochester, N. Y., Phelps, N. Y., Truxton, N. Y.,
Feb. 6 Hamilton, N. Y., Pulaski, N. Y.,
Feb. 16 Binghamton, NÀY, Waverly, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., Pikesville, Md.,
Feb. 2 Memphis, Tenn., Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 16 Cataula, Ga.,
Feb, 10 Webster, O., Liberty Centre, Ind., Chicago, III., Toulon, III.,
Feb. 21 Feb. 12 Feb. 3
The following re-appointments were made :
K. Newquist, Swedes in New Haven, Conn.
T. R. Bowles, Compton, Cal.
J. G. Pulliam, La Conner, Wash. “ Dwight Spencer, General Missionary for Rocky Mountain
District, and collecting agent for Missouri and lowa.
Feb. 17. Feb. 25 Feb. 19
Flinancial Statement. Flor Flebruary.
MISSIONS AND EDUCATION.
Expenditures for the month
Donations from Churches, Sunday schools and Individuals