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there was a rally of all the evangelical missions church is entirely completed with the exception of the city, crowding the church and the ad- of the spire; $500 American money would place joining school-room, which was connected by the finishing touches upon everything." folding-doors. An address of welcome was de. livered by the pastor, and responsive addresses were made by representatives of the Quaker, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist South, Presby
News and Notes. terian, and Episcopal missions, and by the agent of the American Bible Society. The interest and enthusiasm were very great. The singing has been struggling for several weeks to get into
--From Sedan, Kansas, a missionary who of the hymns by the great congregation brought
a new house, writes : “Our place of meeting crowds of people to the doors and windows, who
has been greatly against us. An old schoollistened with marked attention. Precious seed
house, at one side, with low seats and space was sown, and many prayers have been offered
between only for children, has been very unthat a rich harvest may be the result.
comfortable for grown people. Our standing as “In the evening the American and English
a church is improving. Our new house speaks colonies in large numbers attended the dedica
of our work louder than any words can do." If tory services in English. The house, lighted up
our large churches knew how much joy a few for the first time at night, presented a beautiful
hundred dollars brings to a little church out appearance, and won praises from all present.
West, we should have more contributions from Its acoustic properties, too, are perfect. The
churches for this feature of our work. lightest word uttered distinctly in the pulpit can be heard at the door of entrance, fifty feet away, - We call attention to the letter of our without the vestige of an echo.
missionary in the City of Mexico, giving an ac“The evening service began with an anthem, count of the dedication of the new house of worsung by a choir selected from the American and ship there. A few years ago the Baptist house English colonies. This was followed by an in- of worship in Monterey was the only Protestant vocation offered by Rev. J. W. Butler, of the house of worship in the Republic. Now houses Methodist mission. The Scriptures were read of worship are dotting the land in every direcby Rev. W. B. Gordon, Superintendent of the tion, standing as light-houses of truth in a land Episcopal mission, and a most effective address of moral darkness. Who regrets having contribof welcome delivered by Rev. A. J. Steelman, uted for these houses ? Our work in Mexico of the Baptist mission. The sermon was preached is now on a solid basis. hy the pastor, Mr. Sloan, from Psalm 26: 8, “Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy
- We called upon all the churches ever aided house." The dedicatory prayer was offered by by gift from the Society to make a contribution Rev. H. W. Brown, of the Presbyterian mission,
for church edifice work during the month of and a financial statement was then presented by
December. The first church to respond is Mr. Steelman. The benediction was pronounced Fairmont, Minn. They are now without a pasby Rev. Dr. Patterson, of the Methodist mission
tor and not very strong, but they showed a willSouth. During the exercises several anthems ing mind by sending a contribution of $5.00 to were effectively rendered by the choir, and two help other weak churches without even a house. solos sung in charming manner, one of them by
We wish to see how many churches that have Mrs. Consul General More, and the other by
been aided will think of others who are without Mrs. Col. W. H. Harris, of Cleveland. A col.
a house. If all do as well in proportion as Fairlection amounting to over $100 was taken for
mont, we shall have quite a sum to report in our
next. the purchase of pulpit chairs. Taken altogether, the service was a most delightful one, and one -We have been able, recently, to assist several that will never be forgotten by those who par- churches among our foreign population in obtainticipated in it.
ing chapels. Our German, Swedish, and Norwe“The bills have not yet all been paid, but the gian brethren are mostly poor when they emigrate hope is entertained that the church will find itself to our great Northwest, and it requires several entirely free from debt when the final settlements years for them to get a start in life, but they are are made. If there is any indebtedness, it will among our most faithful church members. hardly pass the sum of $100 in amount. The When they settle in a community they soon or
ganize a church, and as soon as possible erect a ship of any kind in the place. We can furnish chapel. Their influence over their neighbors is our Baptist sisters with names of several places excellent. They ought to be assisted in their where a few hundred dollars would secure a efforts to maintain their Christian integrity hy house, if they will drop us a note. In some assisting them to chapels. If some of our way we must provide for these new towns in wealthy Baptists would give us $5,000 or $10,000 the West. to help build houses for these Baptist immigrants, -Our thirty chapels for which the money i would be an excellent investment of money. was raised last summer will soon all be comWe aid all we can, but would like a special fund pleted and paid for. Now for twenty-five more for this purpose.
in the early spring. -Dr. Edward Bright is a man of very ex:ended observation in denominational affairs, and
BOOK NOTICES. his opinion concerning the importance of securing that $10,000 for work next Spring, we commend to our readers. In the Examiner he says:
Rest DAYS IN A JOURNEY TO BIBLE LANDS, AND A church without a chapel is a church without OTHER JOURNEYS ABROAD: Sermons Preached in the a home, and homeless people are never good for D.D. With Prefatory Notes and Illustrations.
Four Quarters of the Globe. By S. Dryden Phelps, much. We cheerfully and earnestly commend New York: Ward & Drummond, 116 Nassau St. this good work in which our Pope is engaged, Christian Secretary Offices—Hartford, 336 Asylum to the heartiest good will of everybody who can
St; New Haven, 44 High St. Pp. 244. $1.00. give $100. It is in every way a beneficent and
The title page well indicates the contents of the worthy thing to take care of the colored men of book. The “ Rest Days” refer to the Sabbaths the South, and the Indians of the remote West; when these ten “ Sermons" were preached at the bet if we do not mistake, there is nothing quite times and places noted—in America, Europe, Africa, 50 necessary and important as to evangelize the and Asia, and on the great seas that separate or unite white people of the great West. Man has no these continents. The sermons also have generally richer physical heritage than they enjoy, and
a fitness to their occasions. There are, besides the
• Introduction," and also “ Prefatory they are bound so to grow in numbers, intelli- discourses, an
Notes” to each sermon, describing the circumstances gence, wealth and power, as by and by to come
and incidents connected with its delivery. There near having, if not quite to have, the desti
are eight full-page illustrations of localities or objects nies of this country in their hands. Now is pre
near the place of the preaching, and several smaller eminently the time to plant seed throughout the pictures or tail-pieces. Also original hymns or bits West that will bear a harvest that can be re. lot verse follow most of the sermons as suggested by joiced in.” This work of building chapels in the them. The sermons are characterized by deep West can only be provided for by funds especi- spirituality, and will be welcomed by many outside ally designated for that purpose.
the circle of the honored author's friends.
Baptist LAYMAN's Book: A Compend of Baptist -A pastor in Michigan writes that he is History, Principles, Practices, and Institutions. By greatly interested in our chapel building work, w. w. Everts, D.D. 12mo, 180 pp. Price 75 and proposes to be one of twenty preachers to
cents. Philadelphia : American Baptist Publication give $50 each by the first of April to make out Society. $1,000 of the $10,000 fund we are raising for This is a compend embracing Baptist church hiswork next spring. Another preacher who reads tory, doctrine, usages, institutions, etc., etc., the the letter, says: “I will go into that arrange- whole furnishing information in a concise form, which ment." Now if eighteen more will send us
members of our churches at large should possess. their names, $1,000 of the amount will be se- —The following books for the Sunday school have cured. We know that preachers generally are also been received from the American Baptist Publi. not moneyed men, but there are hundreds of cation Society: preachers better able to give than these two. AUNT CLARA'S SCHOOL. By Mrs. M. Jeanie We shall see what we shall see; something may Mallary. Pp. 250. come of this.
UNKNOWN Paths; OR, TORRie's GUARDIANS. --An Episcopal lady subscribes $300, the By Mary Bradley. Pp. 320. $1.25. amount necessary to
erect the chapel in MRS. GOLDWORTH'S CHARITY. By May F. Tempe, Arizona. There is not a house of wor- McKean. Pp. 247.
HAROLD'S HELPS; OR, The PEARL OF PRAYERS. Mrs. J. Q. A. Henry, of Portland, Oregon, and Miss By Mrs. R. M. Wilbur. Pp. 248.
Mattie E. Weddell, of Piqua, Ohio, had recently OVERRULED; OR, The Story of Mary Lane.
visited our missions at San Francisco and Salt Lake By Mildred Scarborough. Pp. 251.
City. The latter gave a thrilling account of what she All the foregoing are attractively bound, illustrated,
had witnessed, and inspired all with a new enthu
siasm. and well gotten up in every respect. LOVE'AND LIFE: Sonnets. By Edward Wells,
The regular exercises opened with the reading of Jr., and Henry Edward Bedford. New York: F.A.
the xxviith Psalm. Prayer by Mrs. M. A. Ehlers, Stokes & Bros.
who has just been called from her field at Memphis This elegant brochure, in its typographical appear.
to assist in work at the office. Mrs. R. R. Donnelley ance, quality of paper, etc., displays a taste befitting
read her report as treasurer of the Society; an apthe genuinely poetic and choice contents.
parent falling off in receipts occasioned anxiety.
Under the item “ Missionaries and Fields," comSongs Of HistORY: Poems and Ballads upon
munications were read from Rev. J. S. Murrow, Important Episodes in American History. By Heze
A-to-ka, I. T., cordially thanking the Board for the kiah Butterworth. Boston: New England Publish
appointment of Miss K. L. Ellett to the general mising Co.
sionary work of the Choctaws and Chickasaws, and The sentiment quite as much as the poetical urging the importance of the work among the Semmerits of these poems will interest the reader. inoles, to which Miss L. A. Elder has just been again “Whitman's Ride for Oregon " tells in verse how assigned; also from Professor Bacone, Muscogee, I.T., that missionary, by his winter journey to Washing concerning adjustment of work in Indian University. ington, saved that territory for the United States. Dr. A. Owen, of Nashville, asked for the appointment “ The Ploughshares of the West” is very good: of Miss M. R. Smith to the care of the girls at Roger Here is a verse :
Williams University, Nashville. The appointment “ Plough on, plough on, till justice rule ; was made. Letters concerning State work in Iowa Plough, for the ages wait ;
were read from Rev. N. B. Rairden, Secretary and Plough for the church, plough for the school, General Missionary of the Convention, Mrs. B. F. Plough for the hall of State ;
Derr, and Mrs. R. A. Weaver, our Vice-Presidents Plough like the hand of Lincoln ; plough,
for Iowa. Like Garfield, for the best;
Varions communications from missionaries were And map the fields of nations now,
read, and letters of advice, sympathy, and instruction Ye ploughshares of the West.”
were ordered, as each case required. Application was made for a missionary to labor among Scandinavians in Kansas City. Further correspondence will be had to ascertain how much support can be given on the field.
The necessity of a more thorough acquaintance with the details of the work on each mission field was
discussed, and plans proposed by which some stations WOMEN'S BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY
can be visited with small expense to the Society. 2338 MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILL.
This work will be begun at once, and prosecuted as President-Mrs. J. N. CROUSE, 2231 Prairie Ave., Chicago,
rapidly as circumstances will warrant. III. Corresponding Secretary-Miss M. G. BURDETTE, 2338
Several applications for admission to the training Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. Recording Secretary -Mrs. H. school were considered. Some, who would be selfTHANE Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio. Treasurer-MRS. R. R. supporting, must be declined for lack of room. DONNELLEY, 2338 Michigan Ave., Chicago, III.
The subject of the “waiting missionaries " was in.
troduced; this referred to the entire class graduated Board Meetings.
; from the training school last year, except two. Eight These have been unusually frequent of late, owing are under appointment, several of whom are without to increase of maiters needing special thought and any present means of support, and do not feel at lib. attention.
erty to engage in any other service. But they cannot The last meeting was held as usual at the Society be sent to the field for lack of funds. They write rooms, 2338 Michigan Avenue. The regular mem- asking, “What shall we do ?” bers present were: Mrs. J. N. Crouse, Mrs. J. S. Mrs. Kennard suggests only our Father can help Dickerson, Mrs. N. T. Gassette, Mrs. W. M. Law. us, and all join in a special and fervent petition for rence, Mrs. J. S. Kennard, Mrs. P. S. Henson, Mrs. the needed funds. We recall the words of the open. Wm. Pickett, Mrs. E. B. Baldwin, Mrs. A. B. ing psalm : “I had fainted unless I had believed to Meeker, Mrs. C. R. Huntington, Mrs. W. B. Macon, see the goodness of the Lord." Mrs. E. P. Phillips, and Miss L. A. Thyng. Six Under the item “ Organization,” letters were reail honorary members and seven visitors were present. from Mrs. P. G. McCollin, and Mrs. C. R. Blackall,
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of Philadelphia. While the former speaks of some the boys and girls of the middle grade. Professor disappointments, we are inspired with the assurance Rishel has the highest, and Miss Bonham the lowest that she will push the work of raising the fund for grade. Besides committing many leading chapters the new building. This gives hope and expectation of the Bible, my class has learned the name of the of success in that department. Mrs. Blackall was disciples and books of the Bible.” unanimously asked to take the Vice-Presidency, at In Mexico, Miss Flores has been transferred from least for the unexpired term, with the hope that her Salinas to Sombredetillo, a place about ninety miles health will justify a longer continuance.
from Monterey. The people here have had no school Mrs. H. C. Hazen was elected to fill a vacancy on privileges, and no gospel instruction, and are in great the Board occasioned by the death of our dear sister, mental and spiritual darkness. She writes : “Re. Mrs. S. J. Maughan.
member Mexico in your prayers, and send us men Reports of special committees were heard, and who will preach to the crowds, who are ready on thas closed the all day session, broken only by the every hand to hear." half-hour for lunch, which had been brought by the Miss Ora Osborn, Mexico City, has sent a request members, and made more palatable by coffee served for toys and light articles to give her pupils on by Mrs. Whaley.
Christmas. They have never seen a Christmas tree, All have rejoiced over good tidings ; all have wept and many of them are half-clothed and half-sed. tears of sympathy for the sorrowing; all are wearied Several societies have responded to her request, and with the attempt to solve the perplexing problems, we hope a “ Merry Christmas" may be enjoyed by yet ready to hear the exhortation and the promise : these poor little children. The school in Mexico
“Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he city is small. She has changed her place, having shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the now the new school quarters. The growth of Baptist Lord."
principles in this city will be slow, but with improved
school accommodations and a new church, we hope a RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER.
larger number will become interested. The school
numbers about thirty. Miss Osborn writes that after Colorado.. $13.00 Pennsylvania.
school she goes into every home in that part of the 7 50 | Tennessee.. Indian Territory.. 17 80 Wisconsin.
city, and leaves her card with her name, school, Illinois...
200 64 Tidings and PublicaIndiana
99 65 and number upon it, inviting the children to come Iowa 11 00 Baby Band.
to school. They ask, " What kind of a school Kansas..
88 11 Missionary Gardeners. Louisiana. 13 85 Helps.
is it ?” When she answers, “ Evangelical,” they Minnesota.
48 25 Mite Boxes. Nebraska
We do not send our children to such a 124 96 Miscellaneous New York 791 24 Photographs.
school.” In this city there are many discouraging New Jersey.
248 60 Ohio... 113 56
$2,184.65 things to meet in Christian work. Miss Osborn
often feels depressed and lonely. A friendly letter from her Christian sisters of New England would
cheer her. Her address is “ Miss Ora Osborn, THE WOMAN'S AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME
Avenida Hunibolt, Mexico City, No.00.” A letter MISSION SOCIETY.
of sympathy to our lonely missionaries would encour
age many of them in their self-sacrificing labors. President-MRS, THOMAS NICKERSON, Newton Centre, Mass. Vice-President-Mrs. ANNA SARGENT HUNT, Augusta,
Miss Mary J. Cook, of Louisville, has been at Maine. Corresponding Secretary-Mrs. M. C. REYNOLDS,
work all the summer. In writing, speaking, and Wallingford, Conn. Treasurer-Miss Margaret McWhinnie, teaching she has not been idle. She writes: “Our 14 Tremont Temple, Boston, Mass.
school has a foundation on which may be seen on all
sides the word sacrifice; its columns are self-denial, The school at Muscogee, Indian Territory, under its walls are faith in Christ, and its finishing touch is the superintendence of Professor Rishel, is taking on energy and effort. Among our students is a young new life. Miss Maggie Baker has been assisting | man who started from his home in August, walking a Professor Rishel, and is supported by our New Eng. | distance of 588 miles, and reached school October land Society. In a letter written November 7th she ist. He states that he has done without food eighteen says: “We have a Christian Endeavor Society which hours at a time, because he had not money to buy, meets every Sabbath morning at 9.45. The girls are and could get it in no other way. When he first set quite backward about speaking in prayer-meeting, out on the journey he was an infidel; on the way he preferring to read from the Bible.
We number six- stopped at a camp-meeting, and there the seed of teen, and hope before the close of the year to add truth sank deep into his soul; and, Jacob like, he many more to our number. There is but one boy wrestled till the blessing came. To-day he sits who is in the church, as the colored folks say, but I clothed and in his right mind.” think a number of them are Christians. They tell As the Christmas season draws near, do not forget us they are trying, and their conduct proves it. that our treasury is low; unusual demands have We each have a Bible class every morning. I have 'obliged unexpected outlays. As we give Christian
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teachers to these needy perishing ones, let us remem. ber that we are giving to the Lord.
Nov. 16 Nov. 20
RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER.
Nov. 8 Nov. 20
Nov. 15 Nov. 27 Nov. 27 Dec. 4
Ministerial and Church Record.
Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 13 Nov. 20
"The word of God grew and multiplied." -Acts 12: 24.
Slocumville, R. I.,
Nov. 3 Nov. 27
PLACE. Italy Hollow, N. Y., Memphis, N. Y., Dover Plains, N. Y., Spencer, N. Y., Rutherford, N. J , Shenandoah, Pa., Dover, Del., Goshen, Va., Madisonville, Ky, Beechland, Ky., Tuscumbia, Ala., Meadow Creek, Miss., Spring Hill, Miss., Toccopola, Miss., Decatur, Texas, Tippecanoe, O., St. Davids, III.. Cainbridge, Ill., Hastings, Mich., Bethel, Kansas, Baileyville, Kansas, Broken Bow, Neb., Broken Bow, Neb., Big Stone City, Dakota, North Fork, Colo., West Denver, Colo.,
Oct. 31 Nov. 21 Nov. 21 Nov. 25 Nov, 22 Nov. 17 Nov. 25
Oct. 30 Oct. 30 Nov. 29
Nov. 13 Nov. 23
93. W. E. Morse,
76. William H. Walker, 62. M. P. Forbes,
67. Henry Struckhoff, 34. Elijah G. Blunt,
77. J. E. Rue,
70. David Macrory,
67. John R. Bigelow, M.D., 79. John R. James, James A. Keown, William Amos,
83. T. Kingsbury,
8o. George P. Carpenter, 40. T. B. Webster, Joseph C. Lemon, 60. John Van Ausdal, L. A Janicke,
61. Edward Ely,
75. Joseph W. Parker, D.D., 82. James H. Wilbur,
DATE. Skowhegan, Me., Nov. 21 Farmington, Me.,
Dec. 2 North Leverett, Mass., Nov. 27 Nashville, N. Y.,
Nov. 12 Buffalo, N. Y.,
Nov. 2 Adam's Centre, N. Y. Nov. 24 Hightstown, N. J.,
Oct. 12 Pittsburg, Pa.,
Nov. 4 Washington, D. C., Paris, Ky., Villanow, Ga., Muscogee, Ga.,
Oct. 21 Evergreen, La., Nodaway Co., Mo.,
Oct. 2 San Antonia, Texas,
Nov, 21 Ann Arbor, Mich., Independence, Kans., Nov. 14 Youngtown, Kans., Flandreau, Dak., Los Angeles, Cal., Walla Walla, Wash.,
CHURCH EDIFICES DEDICATED
Oct. 3 Oct. 30 Nov, 19
Home Pission Appointments
Date. Nov, 22 Dec. 1
IN DECEMBER. The following new appointments were made : Rev. F. R. Howell, Colored People in North Carolina.
Henry Becker, Germans in Lebanon, Tex.