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annual report shows $1,800.95 paid. So in prises almost every white man of Jackson from two years there has been $3,440.14 gathered. nineteen to twenty-nine years of age,” and During this time a membership of fifty-three that the document was adopted “unanihas been registered, twenty-four having been mously.” " added the last year. This might be duplicated So, then, it is to be presumed that not a few all over the Northwest. Baptists coming West members of Christian churches voted for this may well come this way."
“ultimatum,” which asserts, under the pictorial flourish of shot-guns and revolvers, that their object must and shall be accomplished,
cost what it may," and which “warns the negroes,” at their “supremest peril,” and at
utmost hazard," against voting or influ
encing men to vote against the white candiA SAD STATE OF THINGS,
dates! Is it surprising that Christian men
should be found in such company, uttering There lies before us a circular entitled, “A threats of violence to person, even to the point BLAST FROM THE YOUTH.' The Young Men of taking human life? Yet only about a year of Jackson Utter Their Ultimatum.” The pro
The pro- ago the editor of the Baptist Record, at Jack. duction emanates from Jackson, Miss. It is son, Miss., himself a Doctor of Divinity, pubprinted in red ink. At the top is a picture of lished an article from his own pen in which he muskets, pistols and a powder flask. The oc- declared, in capital letters: “There is one casion of this proclamation was the killing of a point settled in the nature of thinge--NEGRO white man by a colored man, the latter also re
RULE CANNOT BE BORNE! Let that be ceiving a mortal wound. This occurred in a written large, and who will may read." street melée on Christmas Eve. Election was If Christian teachers utter such sentiments, approaching. “The Young White Men's is it very strange that members of churches in League” thereupon met and prepared this the common walks of life join in these unchrismanifesto, ordering "a thousand copies to be tian utterances of this “ultimatum "? printed and distributed so soon as a nomination
And, after all, the Mayor of Jackson was not, was made.”
as one would infer from this document, a black, In it they say: “Driven by no sudden pas- but a white man, though elected by the aid of sion or blind impulse, but actuated by a firm colored voters. and deliberate sense of the duty we owe to our- Blind men are they who pursue a course like selves and to our race, we hereby warn the this. Can they not see that they are preparing negroes that if any one of their race attempts to the colored people for retaliation as soon as they run for office in the approaching election he
can organize their forces ? Can they not see does so at his supremest peril; and we further that they are sowing the seeds of a “war of the warn any and all negroes of this city against races”? Have they nothing to fear for themattempting, at their utmost hazard, by vote or selves and for their children when the black influence, to foist on us again this black and man's patience shall have been exhausted ? If damnable machine miscalled government of white men draw the “white line,” will it be our city.” The “ultimatum” further declares strange if black men draw the “black line"? that the present “government of our city The editor of the Record, in the article referred should, must and shall be wiped out, cost what 10, says: “A country banded together by race it may."
ties, or any other way, is doomed." Yet here The effect was to intimidate the colored peo- are white men avowedly banded together by ple, so that none went to the polls on election white race ties making political war in the day. They say, “The Government can't pro- most unchristian and un-American tect us."
against the negro race. Is Jackson, then, Sadas are the political features of this case, sad
“ doomed”? der still is it when viewed in its religious aspects. In such a condition of things, how much Jackson is, nominally at least, a Christian com- the pure Gospel is needed to lay its heavenly munity. This “ultimatum ” states that “ The hand of peace on the head alike of white and Young White Men's League of Jackson com- black, saying: “Ye are brethren. Live in
peace. Whatsoever ye would that men should spiring. Little excitement, but a tender thoughtdo unto you, do ye even so unto them.”
fulness is often manifested which results in from The work of Christian education and evan- half a dozen to a score rising for prayers. They gelization must be prosecuted with unabated are slow, however, in finding their way into the vigor among the colored people of the South, light. One has given gratifying evidence of a so that in these bitter experiences they may true faith and others, we hope, are not far beexercise the virtues of Christian self-restraint hind him. and patience, and by increased intelligence and “ Professors Andrews and Freeman are workability may better discharge their duties as ing with brains and heart, and getting a strong citizens and secure the just recognition of their hold of their pupils. rights.
“We have eighteen beneficiaries, nine of whom are supported by Sunday schools, churches or associations.
“I am supplying three Sunday schools with News and Notes.
photographs, cabinet size, with recipitants of INDIAN UNIVERSITY.—The first term closed their benefactions, and have received gratifying very successfully. Miss Anna Moore writes that expressions of satisfaction from the schools. the public exercises were very interesting. The “I wish especially to thank the Circles in public examinations of the past week were try- many churches for the aid they have rendered ing, yet satisfying to teachers and students, for us in timely boxes and barrels of clothing." the results show that thorough work has been done. This institution is becoming a power for
BENEDICT INSTITUTE.-Mrs. M. C. Becker good in the Territory. Our wish is that the writes: “I have sixty young women in Colby friends at home may remember us at the throne Hall. Every room in this building is occupied. of grace, and give support to carry on the work. I have furnished the two rooms over the students'
Our President, Prof. Bacone, is overworked, dining hall for dormitories; twelve girls there, but may our heavenly Father give him addi- and two girls have a room at the mansion. tional strength. He seems just the man for the They are learning to do well many kinds of work place.
that will make them more useful in the world,
and many of them are taking a fine standing in - The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions has
their classes; the sewing room is flourishing, but issued a tabular statement of Catholic schools
we need more machines. among the Indians.
There are twenty day, and “We continued our school in session during thirty-five boarding schools, with 2,190 board
the holidays; it was much better for all coning pupils and 870 day pupils. For these 3,060 cerned. In other years money badly needed for scholars the Government allows $231,880, be other purposes has been wasted in car fares, and sides $40,000 for subsistence, clothing, etc. a week's visiting, feasting and exposure left them
in no condition for study. It has taken three ATLANTA BAPTIST SEMINARY. Dr. S. weeks to get the sick cured and the school in as Graves, President of the Institution, writes: good condition as when it broke up for holiday.
“We are doing a good and very satisfactory This loss, too, at our best time of year for work, work this year. We have enrolled thus far this in cool winter air. Most of the school assented year 112 students, and they are coming in to our proposition to work through the holilarger numbers this season of the year.
days willingly, and all saw the reasonableness “I have never known more earnestness in of it. study or better progress made since I have been “Our chapel is full. Some sit in the right here than during the three last months of the hand recitation room, in sight of the chapel year. The tone of the school is excellent. Its platform, there not being seats enough to seat discipline we make paternal, and the spirit shown them all in the chapel. Our religious meetings by the pupils is in the main, and I may say, are excellent. All my young women profess rewith hardly an exception, filial.
ligion but three; those asked for prayers at our “The prayer meetings are well attended, Colby Hall Bible Class last Sabbath morning. nearly all the students being present and no But the great need of all is the knowledge of time is lost; a freedom and an earnestness and what it means to be a Christian. They have a fervor mark them which is refreshing and in- I been taught that a blind belief and baptism is
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all. To cast out this demon of error and teach they have never esteemed the great and imthem how to live is my work.”
portant work being done by the American BapBISHOP COLLEGE.- Rev. S. W. Culver tist Home Mission Society, both in this State writes : “School opened for the winter term
and in others, they are manifesting their interyesterday, and there came in a rush. We have est in this work strongly and in many ways. to day somewhere between seventy and eighty
“ Leland University has a fine attendance of boarders.
Our theological class is not large young men and ladies, with an excellent faculty. yet, but is excellent in quality, consisting of The brethren are trying to establish district some of the best ministers in the State. I have schools, preparatory to Leland University. Many my theological and Bible classes in the fore additions have been made this year to the noon, and the school hours are all taken up
churches throughout the State.” with class work in the afternoon. The new recitation room is not quite ready for use, but will be in a few days, and will be greatly needed.”
SELMA UNIVERSITY.-We have enrolled up to date 313 students, the largest number in the history of the school.
2338 MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILL. We are doing all in our power to make the work telling upon the State for good. One of President-Mrs. J. N. Crouse, 2231 Prairie Ave., Chicago, our graduates, addressing the school to-day, Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. Recording Secretary -Mrs. H.
Ill. Corresponding Secretary-Miss M. G. BURDETTE, 2338 said that the beauty of our students was that THANE Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio. Treasurer-MRS. R. R. when they go in a place once to work they did DONNELLEY, 2338 Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. their work so well and behaved so good that they were always welcome again. We take that
District Visiting. as a high compliment.
Hardly second in importance to the Bible lessons Oh ! if you and the dear friends could only daily given at our Missionary Training School, is the see the eager, anxious crowd we have to deal system of district visiting. Personal contact with the with, you would pity us; and, if there was any people whom the missionaries hope to help, seeing possibility, help would come.
their modes of home living, meeting and answering
objections and questions, is a necessary part of the JACKSON COLLEGE.--President Ayer writes, work upon the field and is therefore an essential January 4th: “We are full. Our chapel is feature of the preparatory training. That part of crowded. There are 106 in the buildings, and Chicago, sometimes designated as the “Black Hole,” every bed up that we can find room for. We has been chosen as the territory most available for are liable to have an additional influx of persons, this work, although the visits are not confined who come without warning us. Our classes are exclusively to this district. Thursday of each week too large, but we cannot divide, as we have no is “visiting day,” and the following Tuesday jour. rooms to assemble any more classes.
nals are read in the class room, giving detailed “Our shops for industrial work are in order,
accounts of the visits then made. Criticisms are and quite a number are anxious to learn in it. I suggested as each case may demand; and special All the girls sew from a half-hour to an hour prayer is offered in behalf of those who have been
thus visited. From recent journals the following every day.
extracts are given, as fairly representing this part of “We need very much more rooms for our Training School work. students and for our work."
Miss Wilson.-Going down from the sidewalk, we LOUISIANA.—Rev. C. J. Hardy, general mis- entered a shoe-shop in the basement; inquiring of sionary for the State, writes :
the man if the children were home, he replied, “I “I am glad to say there is marked improve- guess you'll find some of 'em in there ” (pointing to ment in the colored Baptists of Louisiana.
a low door way), “there's generally half-a-dozen of The ministers have concluded that they must ourselves in a small room without any daylight, the
'em around.” Passing through the door we found educate, and that in the future they will exclude only piece of furniture being an unmade bed; from from the ministry Bible beaters and pulpit dis- this we entered the living room. A small four-pane gracers. We are not to be always what we are window admitted a few struggling rays of daylight, to-day. Thank God there is advancement as which were helped by a smoking lamp. Two rickety well as encouragement. In many places where chairs and an old table and stove comprised the fur.
niture. Everywhere was dirt, and I doubt if there her left her to Him. Now she is as happy as she can had been any genuine, pure air in the room for some be, and wanted to pay us for coming there. We told months. We found three ragged children in this her we did not wish any pay, that we were thankful wretched place.
for the privilege, and we felt more than paid to know Afterward, stopping at a corner to speak to a group the Lord had so richly blessed her. We asked her of children, we found one boy, about ten years old, what had led her to decide for Christ. She said: “It who said he had never heard of Jesus, and knew was that about His being lifted up you know for me.” nothing of God or the creation. He seemed to be She gave us fifty cents for our Sunday school and intelligent in other matters.
wished it was more, then gave us twenty cents for our car fare.
We talked to her of the importance of Mrs. Bennett. - Another Thursday afternoon, with
daily Bible study. its many opportunities. As usual we started out two
We called upon a Catholic woman, read to her of and two, in the district assigned us for visiting.
the birth of Christ, and also of His love to us as We had the address of a lady who had been in
recorded in the 3d of John. She said she had no trouble and needed our sympathy and aid. Accord. ing to the direction given us, we entered a dilapidated seemed grateful and promised to read it every day.
Bible, so we gave her a Testament for which she looking building, a place where we would hardly dared to venture, had it not been that we thought Miss Malmberg.-To-day we visiteri eight homes there was some one within the walls to whom we and learned that they were all Catholic except one; could render assistance; and though the stairway at this one, the children told us they were Hebrews. was dark, the floors being covered with broken plas. They all seemed to take great pride in speaking of tering and torn papers, we timidly went forward, fol. their unmovable faith in the one only true church. lowing the sound of distant voices, until we came to a One lady said we might know who she was by room separated from the hall by a board partition. looking at her pictures. They then showed us a We rapped, a man's voice said “come in.” As the picture of their priest, and told us what he had to do; door stood ajar, we saw several men seated at a table then we told her about our High Priest and what playing cards. When we made our errand known, He has done, and repeated Hebrews 4:15, then we one man kindly came out, as if to help us. After opened our Bibles and asked her to read out of it knocking at another door and catching a glimpse of Hebrews 9:1-12, which she did, though with much the scene within — a congregation of men, with hesitation. bottles scattered about-we abandoned the search and with fear and trembling found our way to the
Miss Seils.- Miss Kopp and I had a blessed time street.
this afternoon. Our first visit was in a home where We next commenced the search for a young man,
we visit about once a month. They seemed very glad who had been very ill; this time we were successful,
to see us--even the little boys who used to be so
bashful went to have their faces washed and came to and were very gladly welcomed. After reading a Psalm and praying we went forth to the work with
We taught them a verse and they sang a renewed courage.
song with us. The oldest son is a cripple-and is so At one home the baby was sick. The mother was
glad of the reading matter we bring him. feeling weary and discouraged, but had been strength
At another house, very small outside and very ened by the reading of God's word.
crowded inside, the woman was busy ironing. She At another home, the lady, although a Christian,
was somewhat surprised when she found out what
our errand was. said there were times when she was depressed in
She is a Catholic and thinks of spirit. We repeated the twenty-third Psalm together
God as far off and that He can only be reached by and had prayer. She said she was "so glad we
presents. came in just now.” We met a young man who said Miss Scott.- One of our visits was to a saloon. his mother had for many years been praying for him. The family live right in the saloon ; the mother tends His brother was a preacher, but he had never con- the bar, but she sends her children to our Sunday fessed Christ. We told him God may have sent His school. message to him through us, in answer to his mother's We were not invited to sit down, and, as we talked prayer, and repeated a part of Ecclesiastes, 12th. to the mother and children, the men gathered around Miss Hyde.—The first place we visited the Lord
us curious to hear what we were saying, one man had a blessing in store for us.
The woman upon
staggered so he almost fell against us. The mother whom we called was so different from what she was
was very unwilling to talk and after a few words left when we called there the last time. I noticed it in
us with the children, and went to give this man who her face as soon as I saw her. Then she was under
was so drunk still another drink. How can we reach deep conviction and clung to us as if she could not let!
these people? The children are our only hope. us go. We tried to point her to Christ, marking Miss Reynolds. -As Miss Bacon and I were going several passages for her to study, viz., John 3:14, down Clark Street this afternoon, a child ran up to us 15:16, and ii Peter 3:9, and after praying with and for and said : "She's dead, Angie 's dead!” Angie was a little girl about eleven years of age, she had been ill although I firmly believed in the need of these nearly a year with spinal disease. We had been to schools for the Freedmen, I never realized the need visit her several times, and always found her so as I do now. Between seven and eight million of patient and happy, though she must have suffered colored people, and only a few schools compara. greatly.
tively, even when we count all denominations repreShe had been a member of our Industrial school sented in the work. Let me tell you about our par. and always enjoyed coming.
ticular work here in Columbia. Benedict Institute The child who told us Angie was dead was a was founded by our American Baptist Home Mis. younger sister-she has never attended our schools, sion Society in 1871. Mrs. Benedict of Pawtucket, as it was necessary for her to remain at home with R. I., made the first purchase, and has ever been a her sick sister. The lady with whom Angie lived liberal supporter. The main object of the school is said she had asked for us, and wondered why we to thoroughly prepare preachers, teachers, and others didn't come oftener to see her. Just before she died for the work so much needed among the colored she replied to some question that was asked her people in this State. President Becker, who is now concerning her condition. "Jesus has put something in his seventh year here, has worked the school up to in my heart, and I am not afraid to die.”
a high standard, and the grading is being constantly Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of improved. His saints. He alone knows whose hand sowed the The grounds on which the buildings are situated, seed which took root in the heart of this little child, are just outside the city limits and comprise a beautiand brought forth fruit abundantly, but it is an en- ful park of some eighty acres. It was once a part of a couragement to “ sow beside all waters."
large plantation, and must have been a lovely SouthNotes.—The present class numbers eighteen. ern home. The mansion house-a typical Southern Want of space forbids our giving extracts from the planter's residence, still stands—used by the Faculty remaining journals.
for a family gathering place, at meal time, for officers,
$78 55 269 94
51 14 125 00
Colby Hall is a three-story building used excluRECEIPTS FOR DECEMBER 1887.
sively as a dormitory for young women. Then we
have a large three-story brick building, in which are Colorado. $39 70 Ohio....
dormitories for nearly one hundred young men. Dakota.
13 05 Pennsylvania.. Indian Territory. 500 Wisconsin.
the ground floor is our chapel, with four recitation Illinois.
351 37 Washington, DC Indiana 29 93 Tidings and Publica
rooms surrounding it. Between Colby and the Man. Iowa.
sion is the students' dining hall. Kansas.
34 46 Baby Band. Mchigan. 14 00 Missionary Gardeners.
There are also several other buildings used for Minnesota
170 90 Mite Boxes. Nebraska
Industrial purposes. The school is not a charitable 2 95 Miscellaneous North Carolina.. 2 25 Photographs.
institution. The highest regular scholarship only New York
968 96 New Jersey
meets one-half the cost, but by working in the Indus-
The young men and women do all the work in the
care of the entire buildings. Every young woman THE WOMAN'S AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY.
is required to take instruction in house-keeping and
sewing. The young men are taught carpentry, cabi. President-MRS. THOMAS NICKERSON, Newton Centre,
net making, shoe making and type setting. The Mass. Vice-President-MRS. ANNA SARGENT Hunt, Augusta, school this year is very large. We have about one Maine. Corresponding Secretary-Mrs. M. C. REYNOLDS, hundred boarders, and sixty day pupils. Most of Wallingford, Conn. Treasurer-Miss MARGARET McWHINNIE,
them are over eighteen years, many over twenty-five. 14 Tremont Temple, Boston, Mass.
The discipline is perfect, and we attribute this to the
prayer-meetings. The young men have a prayerA very interesting letter comes to us from Mrs.
meeting each morning before breakfast in the chapel, H. E. Genung, Columbia, S. C. Mrs. Genung was
and the young women have one at the same hour at formerly our State Vice-President in Connecticut. Colby Hall. We also have a prayer-meeting Wednes. In the Autumn, her husband, Rev. G. F. Genung, day evening, and on Sunday evening after the accepted a position as teacher in Benedict Institute,
sermon. All seem to be faithful, earnest, young and Mrs. Genung also decided to teach in the same
people. If we can only teach our girls to make a school, her support being partly assumed by our New home as we understand it, a mighty power for lasting England Society. We quote from her letter.
good will be set in motion. What some of these “ We have no time to mourn over the loss of “So homes, so called, are, I will tell you at some future ciety,” even if we had the disposition. We have our time. Many are here who work so hard during the work and that so fills our hearts and hands we have summer. Two of our most promising girls worked no time for anything else. Before coming here, ' all summer in the cotton fields, doing a man's work.