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VOL. IV. NO. 10 Single Copies as cents Louisville, Kentucky, Jvn.. 1901 . Uow SHALL THEY HEAli WITHOUT A PltEACHEUr Frlce 35 cents per year, or i5 ents when lo or more go to tlie siime No THE GENERAL AGENT, The Topmost Weed in W|i^pionp. By f^ev. C. L. pisher, D. D. In the arran ?ement of things it pleased God to place every system of labor and every department of indus- try under a trained management. In mechanics, agri- culture, university work, it is one and the same thing. There must be a contractor, overseer, dean. This or- der of things is not without precedent. In the .sharing of their work as pertains to humanity, every person of the trinity liecame manger of a certain department. God, the Father^ became the creator and Preserver of mankind and executor of the law, God, the Son, the the Redeemer and Savior, God, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, the Sancti Her and Guide. While all three of these person have been active in their several spheres throughout time, yet in certain periods, one has reveal- ed him.self to tlie human understanding more clearly than the others as being specially bu.sy in his own cho.sen line. The Fatlier made liimself more promi- nent in his work, during the daysof the patriarchs, priests and propliets, tlie period from creation to the biiTh oi uiirist*, u.t; 1*011 duiing the period orincarnation from the advent to the ascension, the Holy Ghost, from Pentecost to the Second Coming of Christ, which peri- od Includes our day. This then is the age of the Holy Spirit. In his work of comforting, sanctifying, guiding or teaching. He carrieson the work of redeeming, justifying, saving begun by Jesus Christ. But before tli 2 Lord ascended he had collected about him a few wlio believed and were justsHed from all things, and who formed a nucleus of his cliurch, which th* Holy Spirit formally organized on the day of Pen- tecost' To this little band of believers as representa- tives of the church of all age.s, Christ gave a sacred charge before he went to his Father. The considera- tion of this charge brings us to study. I. The Ciiuiicii and Missions. 1 The church is XAx^founder of nii.ssions. The risen Lord gave her the sacred charge. It was to her he said : Go ye therefore dlclple all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Ho- ly Ghost, teacliing them to oljserve all things whatso- ve commanded you. And lo, I am with you al- ways even unto the end of the eath. Before this charge was given, there were no mi.ssionary move ments, as such, except what were conducted by the Master him.self. After this charge Missionary en- deavors became more general and took on a more deH- nite shape The three thousand believers emerging from .lerusalem, after Pentecost telling the good news, Paul, Barnabas and Mark, going from Antioch commis- sioned by the church are instances of the immediate efforts of the follows of the meek and lowly Lamb to obey the commandments of their ascended Lord. 2. The church was not only the founder of Mis- sions but is WxQproynUr of them. The Church at Anti- och felt herself responsible for the mi.ssionaries whom she sent out. And when they had fasted and prayed andlaid their hands on them, they sent them away.The responsibility was so grave, that they were unwil- ling to bear it alone. They sought divine and succor. While the church felt responsble for the mis- sionaries, the missionaries in return felt resposible to the church. For when they had finished their first missionary tour, they returned to Antioch whence they started, and made a report of their work. And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door ot faith to the GentilesAnd thus has it ever been where missions have been conducted after tlie dlvme model. The church has al- ways been and always will be r sponsible for the work of missions. Tlie a.ssoclations, conventions and confer- ences are only agencies wheieby the church muni pu- lates lier plans, systemlzes lier labor, and utilizes her forces. The church that has nonilssionary spirit, is one who.se candle lias ceased to givj light. How neces.sary then that the churches throuHiout this broad land, awake to the sense of their duiy,and to the discharge of it. If the burden of missioi^s isupDn tlie. church, up- on whom is the burden of hurchV This questcon brings us to consider. II. The Holy Spirit the Church. Holy Spirit as coming dovn to fill the place of the a.scended Redeemer has rightly iieen called the Vicar of To him the entire administration of tlie churcli has been committed until the Lord sliall return in glory. In the Holy Spirit, Christ dwells with the on earth. 1 will not leave you orphans, 1 will come to you. He is to be the Comforter and General Mana- ger of the church in all thing. John XIV: 26. 1 He is director of the wor.hip of the church. Preaching in order to be effective, must be under his supervision. Peter referir.g to tlie prophets .said Unto whom it was revealed, tliat not unto themselves but unto us they did minister the things, which are nowieported unto you by the n which have preached Rev. E. B. P. Koti. the go.spel unto you with Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, which things angels desire to look unto.ter I. Paul atfirms that liis speech was not with entic- ing words of mans wisdom hnt
demonstration of the siir it and of power. I Cor. Ill 4. The connection of Paul and Peter on this subject is the connection of the men of Gol to day. If there is any difference between Chris- tian ministers and the secular orator, if there is any distinction between the sermon and amers literary pro- duction. it is this: theSpiritof God controls the one and not the other, illuminates and quickens one and not the other. The praying too, should be under the Spirits direc- tion. The Apostle Paul closes the enumeration of the pieces of Christian armor with these words; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and suppli- cation for all saints. Eph. VI: 18. The same writer In the epistle to the Romans again called attention in still more striking language to the part the Ho!y Spirit Is to take in our praying. Likewise the Spir.st also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the .Spirit Itself niaketh in- terces.sioii for us wltli groanings wliicli cannot be ut- Rom. VIII: 20- Prayers read from manu.scipb or spoken from mem- ory, at variance widi the teaching of tlie Scrplure, as there is no opportunity given for the Holy Spirit to play his part in the petition To pray rightly is the highest of all attainment, said the sainted Golden. And he spoke a trutli that is hidden from tlie average minds, but a truth that is deeply spiritual, aad there- fore dlscernable only by the spiritually minded. Tlie singing al.so should be under the spiritual leading. He is heavens great clioirester. He never make a discord nor varies a J2nd in ills time. Beetlio- ven, with all the other famous musician, cannot eijual him. Indeed all truly great leaders in music, especially rf music, cauglit their inspiration from him. And if the singers will be led by him, he will train them faithfully, and lead them up into a personal realization of the highest object of christfan muslctlie glory of God. But the liRstruction is:Be filled wifh the spir- it; speaking to younself in P.salmsand liynnis and spir- itual songs, singing and making melody in your lieart to the Lord.^: 18, 111. And again, let tlie word of Christ dwell in you riclily in all wi.sdom; teaching and id monish i r on e anotlier In psalms and hymns and Ttual song.s, singing with grace in your liearts to tlie Cor. Ill: 16. If we were to subject our clioirs to tlie test herein defined, it would exclude from their number, all unconverted persons, and profe.ssors wlio are worldly minded, and wlio do not give evidence of being led by the Spirit in all tlie walks of life. Tlius with Spirit-filled preachers and singers and prayers. It is not liard to determine what sort of worship the churches would render unto God. But tlie Holy Spirit is not only tlie director of the worship of the churcli, 'but alsit the overseer of its work. Tlie work of the cliprcli may included under two cap- tions: Cliristian Education and Christian Missions. Tlie latter in the end to.wliicli tlie former is tlie means. In order to succeed in tlie work of missions, the cliuroli must carry on the work of Christian education. Now since missions are a part of tlie work of the cliiirli, and since tlie Holy Spirit is tne overseer and general manager of all tlie work of the cliurch, it follows t hat tlie Holy Spirit is tlie general agent of mission. Let us tlierefore consider: III The Holly Siiri t and Mlssion. Tlie agency of tlie Holy Spirit in mission is .seen. 1 In the selection of tlie mi.ssionaries. Iaul and Barnabas were set apart liy the churcli at Atioch only after receiving instuction from the Holy Spirit. Holy Ghost .said, separate me Barnabas and Iaul for the work wliereunto I liave called tliem. Act XIII: 12; How was the will of the Spirit obtained? Through mln- isteriiiK unto the Lord and fasting. Consider now our obligation. Are ther e mi.ssionaries to be sent to the for- eign fields? Did the spirit make Choice of them? Have we through fasting and prayer ascertained his will. Are they men of God, spirit-filled and spirit led; and capable of holding a cliargeany where in tliis country? These (luestions ought to be faithfully and conscien- tioiLsly considered, remembering tliat foreign fields must not be made the drifting ground for tlie refuse of the home fields, if we expect the best results. The agency of the Holy Spirit also seen;2 In .sending them out: So they being sent forth by the Holy Ghost (Acts XIII: 14) is the testimony of scripture* He not only selected tliem. but sent them forth. And as with the choosing so with the sending. It was done after the church had fasted and prayed (vs 2) Here is a lesson by example to be learned* Are there missionaries here to be sent forth? What more appropriate than this great convention a.ssemble in a consecration meeting to give the missionaries to God, for his sending, and his keeping, and his returning them to us in his time and according to his will. Such a meeting conducted in the spirit would be divinely blessed and conducive of great good. To be continued in next issue AMERICAN MISSION HERALD. PUBLISHED MONTHLY. for the Foreign Mission Board, by Use Cor- responding Secretary. ROOMS 718 W. WALNUT ST., LOUISVILLE. KY. FoneiQN Mission Board. Thb National Baptist Convention. lev. John H. Frank President Louisville, Ky. H. Parrish, U. D Treasurer Louisville, Ky. Kev. S. E. Smith, D. D... Recording Secretary Rev. L. O. Jordan, U. D Corres. Secretary 718 W. Walnut Street, Louisville, Ky. Rev. C. S. Morris Oen. Agt. and Missionary Foreign Mission Rooms. Entered at the Post-offlee at Louisville. Ky., as second-class matter. MAKS ALL MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO THB TREASURER. To read monthly letters from our mission- aries read THE HERALD, 85 cents per year or 15 cents where 10 or more go to one ad- dress. All subscriptions are payable In ad- Much ado lia.s been made about the acdiievements of tlie 19th Century, In studied L'randure tlie pulpit and tiic press have vied vvitlieacli otlier in tiieir efforts to ascrilie unto it ail the praise to which it is entitled. Tlie Nejjro pulpit and press have not lieen sluL'Ldsh in their praises, hue have joined heartily In the chorus. No event Is iinportant, no year ineinora- bie, no century irreat, simply because it is the year and tlie century In whicii we live. Hut the iiart tiiat we play is the standard by wliich we measure and are measured. Tiiat the century just closed was the ifieatest the world lias ever known, no one will deny, but as a race, -oVfipf ribute our (juota in science, s iiou oi L: c CL'i L i.nC urTtribute our (piota to tlie criminal record and to tlie census record. Can we boast of our airriciiltural, manufacturing and scientific developments? Can we .show one step tlie race has taken to pet closer topetlier and contend for a common cause in this county? Can we, with our 10,000, 000 Stroup, show a sinple ves.sel scourinp the Atlantic or castinp the shadow of its masts in the inlets of the Pacific Ocean? Can we prc.sent to the readinp world, a sinple daily paper, eipial to the nid^t in- sipniticant wliite paper? Have we a sin- ple manufacturinpestablishment, makinp even pins, owned and controlled by Ne- groes? Where is one dry poods liouse em- ploying fifty black girls and Ixiys? Wliere are the railroads we own and controle? The man who is contented at sitting down harping away, patting hisfootover what ills brother lias, and is contented simiily enjoying the cruiiifis tiiat fall from his brother's table, is to lie pitied. We can fool ourselves and be ever con- tented and do nothing if we keep this up. We stand singly and alone in this country and the wliite mans victory isnt always our victory, tlie wliite mans cause isnalwaysourcau.se. .So witli the achieve- ments of the century. In South Africa the white man hasdl- videdthe Negro Into three cla.s.se.s,vi/,:Col ored people (those kin to hini.self.) Kaffirs (the Aborigoner,) the Hottentot (larirely the ones whom he mo.stly disgraced to produce the colored people.) He teaches each class to look down upon the other, hence tliey can never unite for any pur- pose, while everything coming to South Africa asslmulates with the white man. So In America, another plan is fallen up- on. The poor Negro is taught to distrust and belie every effort of Ills own people. The American Haptlst Home MKssion Society, the American Baptist Publish- ing Society has been doing business with the Negro ever since the war, without the Negro ever asking what they owned or any thing about the management. When our National Convention liegun publishing Sunday school literature. every man who held any official place vas denounced as an Ingrate, hater of white folks,stirer up of race pr and many other ugly names, but the Convention has gone on with its w rk until the white Baptists have seen vhe real friends of the race are those who .ue helping It to .stand upon its own feet, jwhen they wont reach and help the gro, they learn that the Negroes are w t li the National Convention nearly 2,000 00 strong, hence the cooperation of the sionary Union, the B. Y. P. U. Dr. (hi- versatour Nashville meeting urged u to make friends with our neighbors, bedce cooperation with file Southern Baptists. We are learning* to let down our buck, fs where we are.PARTING. I Declicntecl to Slter E. B. DeLany Bevft. E.B. B. Kotl nncl L. N.Che* U, Bepfirtinu M lHlonarle*L. Cl. JOKBAN, n, D., C'Y FOREIGN MISSION BOARD- IkARTHKH ON.l O, ye Christian Heralds waiting, For the means to bear you on, To the work your life blood giving Far in heathen lands to garn. Further on dare go further. With the Gospel lamp for all, Jesus will go with you further As you lift up those who fall. Loud and strong our Masters call ii. J. All who love the souls of men. Go, for souls of men are falling, Toil till lifes great work shall Parents, brothers, sisters, comra' .' S, ( Jrieve to .see you from us go, TTrrf i kii'iu If; ii wh(. iV*.* Will protect you ever more. v your path seems dark and dro.ii y On the .sands of Africas shore. He who calls you there secs clcarl ', Paths before you as you go. None shall hear us idly .saying. There is nothing we can do, While yon teach and help the straying We sliall help and pray for you. Now dear sister, brethren too. We must say farewell at last. Holy Spirit keep and guide you, Till this stormy life is past. THEY ARE HONE- Our Missioimrlos sailed at Noon, Wednesday jau ,28rd, lliol. OUR FAREWELL MP'.ETING. Never before since we began our For- eign Mission work, have there been such response from pastors, such out- pouring of the peopie, more sympathe- tic and liberal giving than was shown to Brethren Cheek and Koti. The young people of Nineteenth 8 t. Wash- ington gave us $27, Dr. Dees good peo- ple crowded that mammouth church and gave u $ 112 , Rev. C. S. Morris cov- ered that with$5o making $ 102 . At Phil- adelphia, Bro. E. W, Moore had inter- ested the brethren at Jeukinstown who sent | 8 , the Chilembwe Misssonary .Soci- ety of Bro. Moores church gave us |io, and the church |27, then Cherry St. came forward with $ 25 , Union Street turned over |2o taken up last April. At New York we began with Pastor Dixon in Brooklyn who gave $ 52 , Holy Trinity $7, Abyssinnia church $ 60 , Mt. Gillead $0. Monday night wejwent to Newark, N. J. Here in spite of rain a faithful few of Bro. Elliotts church turned out and gave $i2. Dr. 8 . W. Smith sent us 2 60 The climax was reached on Tuesday night at the Mt. Olivet Baptist ciiurch Dr. C. T. Walker and his good people who had given the Ministers Alliance the use of the church house showed no- ble service. Rev. R. D. Wynn the New York member of the F. M. Board pre- sided. The following from the New York Evening Telegram gives it thus: Mount Olivet Church, which is the largest occupied by colored worshippers in this city, was filled last night. On the platform were clergymen from Bap- tist churches in New York, Brooklyn, Washington and Philadelphia.*'Mr. Koti told of the mission fields in Africa, where he has estab- lished a little church among his people, Mr, Cheek is a young man only recent- ly graduated from Western College at Macon Mo. His ultimate destination is Eastern Central Africa, in the British possesions. 0(1 exhibition in front of the church were a chapel organ and a large gilded bell which will lead the ecclesiastical flavor to the churches in some African village. Tliere was also a sew- ing machine, wliichlwlll be of value in teaching domestic science. In the base- of the church were boxes and bun- dles filled with glfis for the Africans. The gathering before adjournment, con- tributed nearly $300 needed for the mis- sionary expedition.The Lord was with us from the start to the sailing at 12 o'cloek noon, when we saw the ship Southwork push out for the long journey, and soon brethren Cheek and Koti were lost to our gaze. A large number of the pastors and friends were on the dock and united in singing God be with you till we meet The Messiah Baptist church of Yonkers and the Biiarou of New York reported $5 00 each to help us. The re- sponses to our appeals were better than eyer before. We truly feel that the spi- rit is taking liold of our great Baptist army and we feel tiiat Day is break- We call upon all who are Inter- ested in the exteutiou of the Masterkingdom to help us pray for and pay those who labor in word and doctrine in foreign fields. Authoiit} aud Purpose of To?eign Missions. By Rev. Augustus II. Strong, D.D.,LL.D. (Ahstriict of an Address didlvercd at the Ecumen- ical Missionary Conference, Monday mornitiK, April 2.J, 1900 ,) Foreign missions are Christs method of puhllsliing Gods redemption, and so of reestablishing Gods autliority over an apostate and revolted humanity. Witliout any uttered command of Chri.st tliey would have claims upon u.s, for tliey are founded in riglit reason and in the best instincts of our nature. But that uttered command lias been added, and to-day I derive the authority for foreign mi.ssionsfroni Clirists expre.ss direction, from his single word Ilisone in- junction to tlie unbelieving world is Come unto me. But His one Injunction to all His believing followers Go ye into all the world, and preacli the gospel to all the nation.s.is the siiblimest order ever given on earth. When I think of the breadth of the world that was to be sulxliied, of the time it has taken to subdue it, of the small numbers and the narrow views of those disciples, the audacity of that com mand seems almost insanity, until J real- ize that He is God, and that all other authority is hut the shadow of His. Thus far the authority for foreign mis- sions might be .something external, and obedience might be matter of duty. There has been much religious propa- gandism of this sort. But there is some- thing better than this. Authority may take internal form and manifestation. In the case of the disciples It did become, and I trust it has become in us, the au- thority of an inward impulse, of love to Him who died for us. That love breaks through the bonds of Isolation and selflsh- ne.ss, and moves us to go out to the sin- ning and suffering with a compassion like that which Jesus felt for the lost and perishing multitudes. When Christ bids we wish to go* The outer word has become an Inner word . Woe to us if we preaeh not the gospel! We cannot but speak forth the things which we have seen and heard. The purpo.se of foreign missions is Christ, for all the honor and praise of this worlds redemption shall be given to Him. At the feet of Him who was crowned with thorns shall be cast the crowns of all the saved, from all the con- tinents and all the islands of the sea. Mongolia and Polynesia and Patagonia shall join with Ethiopia In .stretching forth their hands with offerings to Christ A multitude that no man can number shall praise Him, of those who have been redeemed from tlie earth. But why should we limit the praise to the inhabi- tants of this little sphere? Is it not writ- ten that G( 3 d will sum up all things in Christ; that to principalities and powers in heavenly places shall be made known His manifold wisdom; that in the name of Je.sus every keen shall bow,of things in heaven, as well as on earth and under the eartli? May we not lielieve, with Mark Hopkins, that in the great day of resti- tution other inteligences will come in long procession from other departments of the universe, great white legions from Sirius and A Returns and the cham- bers of the South, to bow the knee and to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord?AFRICANS HOLD THEIR OWN. In spite of the strong stream of Euro- pean immigrants tnat Hows steadily Into South Africa, the blacks are increasing faster tlian tlie whites, w lie Fingoes in tlie Tnuiskei are not only prosperous, hut probably ten times as numerous as they were 00 years ago. The Zulus, in Natal, have doubled tlieir numbers in 20 years. Ill 30 years the Rasutos have quadrupled, overtlovving into the Orange Free State and the Cape Colony. The Bacliuanas are probably four times as numerous to- day as when Dr. Livingstone was a mis- sionary among them. Dying out at the touch of civilization! Why, the natives of Suutii Africa were never .so tlioioughly alive. And tliis vitality of tlie natives may mean tlie permanent enrichment of tlie empire, if we are vvi.se enougli to use it. For tlie native is absolutely indispen- sable to tlie development of South Afri- can industcy, whether it he mines or manufactures, liusbandry or liandicrafts. The Carnish miner wlio goes to work at Kimberley or Jolianneshurg, does not wield the lianimer and turn the drill as he did at liome. Jn the new lands he finds a new environment, and discovers that he can do very mucli more h/direct- Ing tlie labors of tlie two or three, or half a dozen natives tiiat are allotted iii.m. And the same holds true, to .some ex- tent, of all the skilled labor that England sends us. The brain of South African industry Is at pre.sentcovere with a white skin, and apparently will long continue so. But its brawn is covered with a black skin, and there Is no immediate prospect of a change. L. M. S. Chromde. HOME MISSION DOTS. The Negro Press is making a gallant defen.se for the race, but the whites who make the law.s,do the lynching & in many ways degrade us, do not read Negro pa- pers. Every member of tli 3 race working in families should mark the strong words of our editors and get their employees to read them. Esther was in a place where she could help her people in spite of a Hayniond, whose heart was filled with prejudice and whose eye was full of blood. This womanly woman stopped him from murdering a defenseless people. Read the defence being made by our gal- lant editors and pass it on. If every Negro, charged with crime, is to be killed by a mob without a trial what must we advise the Negro to do? Surely he should be good, but being in the same mold as white men, he is likely to strike when struck. Bravery being an American vlrture, and he being an American, he will resent wrong heaped Continued on 4th page AFRO-AMERICAN MISSION HERALD. M THE SECRETARY'S t vo regular appointed Sunday afternoon one shirt, 4 pairs of cuffs, one chart and MAIL RAG. v omens meetings. S unday -schooi literature. hicago is a great city, and our women Mrs. E. L. Eat.man, President. it and out for the mission tliere have liegun to do Christian work Mrs. E. M. Secretary. K. H. nil ler an organized system. They will We heartily thank the Union for this i t t c me up to our annual mesting bringing gift and sh all send it to Rro. Chilembwe d one dollar 1 subscribed tlieir sheaves with them. The Mothers by our missionaries, e here. My heart is In the fleeting of Olivet is a source of inspira- ill aid you when I can. _ ^ WKll'mSt Mt CAUf' . iiigiiesLueveiopinent oi c;iirisijian woman* in...* timore, who was with us m our organi- i p I he Missionary Society of the I'irst of A A I X . - X * Pa otist church, E. Naslivilie, is wide zatton at Ktcbmond. Al of us who . t 8 t . i j ,, , j ,.r j . X. a'' ake and well organized. It is wield- were in that meeting remember how Sis. W e live in the country and but few influence ever the young people of Clark came forward and offered a very gather, but we will try to do our part, the church that commends itself to all. fervent prayer and how she pledged to dollars for the work. ^ montlily meeting is held each month, help us. She did help us, for our rec- . x v x . nbiningthebusiness,socialandspirit- fu-f .... . . , ual with telling effect. A program is orcls 8DOW tii&t SQA 86nt ID uor coDtri* ^riils littlp Im x is for our misKion&riPS* a. i i i *11 iiiue m)x IS lur uui iuimiuiicu ice . presented in tile evening empliasizing bution, though ill at the time. Gwl bless you in your ialxirs for human- different features of our National Few women know as I know how Sis- ft.v. S. E. T. ( . nvantion work. Twelve young ladies ter Clark longed for an organization of ^ ^ . p sented Home Mission very acceptably Bantist women and how after the old Corintliian Society lias prepaped a j,, December meeting. Baptist women, and now, atter me oia Cliilembwe. Inclo.sed **^^^^^*I**^^* organization went to pieces, she tried find $2.50 to buy muslin for tlie school, to have a nuclens around which we could sent by tlie Marion County Union ! some day rally. She lived to see the organization in its truest sense. This zealous, Christian woman was a model of refinement, and Maryland t a nobler daughter. She is gone, but her life passes on. With the fami ly and friends, the Woman s Conven- tion has lost one dear to them and will labor to perpetuate her memory and to meet her in that Bright Beyond God grant that as our noble, consecrated women fall, others may rise up and the cause dear to them may live. We shall meet, but we shall miss Very sincerely, N. H. Burroughs, Cor. Secy W. N. B. C. 718 W. Walnut Street, Louisville, Ky . Mrs R )sa ll'tbinson, Phil ,Pa. Who sent in largest amount of money in December. CMILDREN S CORNER. Brunswick, Ga. , N jv 18 iDOO. DearMissN. H BuRR'uaH 8 , Cor. SiC. W. N B Convention We are very small. Though we are young we are trying t) help Christ. I am very young myself, I am just ten years old, my name is Mary Hortence Lee. From the fourth and fifth grades 42 cents in stamps. Mrs Janie B. Garnett, Teacher, llisley Public School. The children of Calvary Baptist church, Louisville, Ky., are organized under the name of Little Builders,with Mrs. Alice B. Lawrence as Super- intendent. This is destined to become one of our leading bands. Mrs Law- rence seems to * the little ones. I send you #2 00. You are welcome V and at anv time von osll on nibhall send my iitUe help E L. M Winds and waves and cruel rocks op- pose our course, and oui only hope is to look to .lesus. II. J. R. Roselle, N. .1., Dec. (I, 1!K)0. My Dear Miss Rurroughs:J send yon to-day for our .rican sis- a box containing contributions as follows: lion Orange, Mi.ss N. .1. Tyns.s, 6 spc' and 4papers of needles; Calvary, Plainfield, Mrs. F. Scott, :i spools and .4 pa iersof needles; Ebenezer, New Rruns wici' , Mrs. L. $2.00 for cotton and needles; 2nd, lloselle, Mrs. E. L. Batman, 40 spools 1 book of needles, 3 pairs of sci.ssors and Simclay-scliool literature; Tabernacle, Newark, Mrs. L. E. ITaine.s, 32 sp(xpaper of needles; Galilee, Newark, Mrs. M. Hill, 0 spools and 3 papers of needles* Calvary, Patterson, Mrs. Tliompson, 19 spools, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Johnson 12 spools, 2 papers of Needles and 25 cents; Mrs. EUz4 Fox, Vici Prss. for Virginia NOTES TAKEN FROM A MISSION ARY VISIT. Miss Belle W. Battle. Vice Pres for I. T. Many gifts for our missionaries have effected since our Richmond convention, come to me since September, and they ^ut promises to be a wideawake, healthy are all on tlie ocean making tlielr way to organization. Mrs. A. M. Peyton, Vice our missionaries who are in great need of pj-esj^ent for Illinois, is president of the these things. If I attempted to give the organization, and with the hearty coop- list it would take over a column. Bui let gfjjtion of the excellent ladies associated me thank you one and all and say you vvltb her, we may expect happy results could not have spent your money more this year, wisely than in the selection of the gifts sent. I packed three trunks with thread, Sliiloh Baptist church, Chicago, was new cotton, caliaies, made garments, visited. We can count upon the stockings, scissors, needles, pins, pencils, womens society in that church joining tables, pen points, tape darning cotton, our convrntion, also the one to be organ- handkerchiefs, Bibles, leaflets, collars, l^ed at Oak Park Baptist church. Our cufis, quilt pieces, and well, I hardly work was warmly received, and substan- know what everything. The best of tial help was given toward meeting our all even the the trunks in which they meetings, were sent were given by our workers, The ministers gave us a cordial greet- G. Young, 12 spools and 25 cents. New SECHETAKYS COLUMN Trunks from Miss E. Lee, Mrs. Morton ing In their weekly conference, expressed Brunswick; Miss M. N. Codwill, Rigewood Mr. Robt Wilson and Mrs. Fannie Berry a wish to have us visit all their churches 17 spools and paper needles: Mrs. Greshin, Anew year, A new century, Finds of N Inh Street Baptist church. Rev. and encourage the womens work. Rev. Newark. 6 spools, 3 pairs of socks, 4 hand- the Baptist Women of America in Jino Wm- Johnson, pastor, Louisville, Ky.; J. F. Thomas, pastor of the largest Bap- kerchiefs, 4 pairs of cuffs and one shirt, for a great religious Campaign, from Mrs. Mrs. Hettie Taylor, Mrs. Sarah tist church of Chicago, gave his hearty Total sent fropi the Womans Mission- We visited St. Louis since we last Milligan and Mrs. Hettie Owens of the approval of our work, granting us the ary Uni n: 292 spoots of cotton, 80 papers to you through the Herald where same church, came an all wool, new, privilege of speaking to his people at his of needh^s, 13 thimbles, 3 pairs of clssors, tke women gave us a hearty reception, double blanket. Thanks to all for all. regular Sunday night service, besides the one suit, 3 pairs of socks, 4 handkerchiefs Continued on . 4th page. Mrs. P. James Bryant, Ga. Vice-Pies. Womwns Nat. Con, AMERICAN MISSION HERALD. DECEMBER REPORT. kill until killed? For the love of countiy You may count on ub to do our share ; ALJtBAMA. and God, let US pray and for just- hut as to the assumption ot the entire Mrs. Mattie L. McKenzie. Coaling I sO Ice to all men. In Virginia, a white giil task of building the chapel, I shall be B. w. Coles, Coaling Steals a thousand dollars wortii of goods compeLed to advice you later. Kindly B, Y. P. u., Mt. Pilgrim Association i 00 and gets only 90 days in prison. A Negro trustiug that the Lord will bless and ARKANSAS. Steals a cliicken and gets months on a prosper you in all the work that He has Second Baptist church, Helena 3 gonvict farm. A Negro and a white man assigned to your hands. centeuniai have a tight and the Negro gets the best I am fraternally, Mrs. H. M. Mathson, Conway j i j a j n r LG Walters - - - ' lynched. And now E. W. D. Isaac, n'apyy Baptist church, .Tefforson 1 o George Reed, a Negro, charged with at- ALaABAMA. Mrs, Mattie L. McKenzie, Coaling B. W. Coles, Coaling B, Y. P. U., Mt. Pilgrim Association ARKANSAS. centennial Mrs. n. M. Mathson, Conway L, G- Walters - - Hapyy Baptist church, .Tefforson Sisters of Pleasant Grove church, Joncsijoro 2 4i tempted rape. Ills suppo.sed victim fails Oorespondin. Secretarv's Rev. J. L. Roland, Crawfordsvllle 5 ^ IrlpnMfv him. tho liidirp rirrlflr.a him re- Mount Sinai, Wam|)oo . - - Rev, S. J. .Jones, Chldester Travelers Rest church, Althemler, U. L. Taylor, Little Rock Mrs. B- A, Thompson, Stuttgart Rev H Jones, Laconia Sweet Home church - - CALIFORNIA. Mrs C Russell, Los Angeles FLORIDA. Beulah Baptist church, Tampa GEORGIA. Thomasvllle A sso-2cth century pledge Sale of papers - - * INDIANA. Little Zion church, Newhurg Sale of herahls at Bridgeport INDIAN TERRITORY. Rev R A .loncs, W a rk - Miss Society New Hope church, Ardmore KENTUCKY. Fourth street Baptist church. Rev S E Smith, Pastor, Owensboro First church, Henderson MorrU Chapel, Calvary church, Louisville LOUISIANA. Israel church. Belle Alliance B Y P U, White Castle - - - ' MIS'^ISSIPPI. Mrs Dora Reid. Alpeka - * * s Miss Society p W H Scott, Edwards - * * Mrs W 11 Scott. Edwards scrlptlon from Mooretown s Missionary Society, Hernando, Mrs, E B Martin ME Eady, Blinks, - - AD Jones, - * M .1 Manning, - - Emma noun. Pleasant Hill, - * Second church. Cold Water Enon church, Arkauhutler R* v W T Thomas, . . . . Salem church, Morris . - - Macedonia churih, Clarksdale Pleasant Valley church, Duucan Spangle Banner New Hope church, Greenville Mt Iloreli Ml Zion Cairo, St Paul Cleveland Fire lUe collection Mrs Lizzie Holland, Hernando s .MissJSociety Zion Hill church, Rev w T Thomas Kent cochran Zion Grove, Shelby MISSOURI. Second Baptist church, Macon Subscription, St. Louis NEW JERSEY. MIhs a a Brown, Lawrenceville NEW YORK, Rev R H Brown, Agent N. CAROLIEA. H Barbee, Cha] *l Hill Monroe Partin, Shiloh church, Columlius 8. CAROLINA. J () Turner for 2oth century pledges VIRGINIA. Mrs Lula V Gibson, Salem Miss Annie B Banidin, Homervllle W. VIRGINIA. St. Paul church, St Albans TENNESSEE. First church, Memphis ew fiaunfels church. New Baunfels DISTICT COLUMBIA. Fifth Baptlsl church. Rev G W Lee, DD FIELD AGENT Rev C S Morris .... ] J 00 identify him, the judge ordens him re- 70 leased, he goes home as any man would Column- continued srom 2nd page. 170 do, when, under the cover of night, 150 Amanda Sodey, Vice President, of the best citizens of tlie town, proud, Jqj. j,(o. ^ entertained us, and we tell you 2 7 o pat rlotic, (.') go, take- him out, she knows how. Mrs. Belle Wood is I II tie him up and riddle his body with bill- president of the state work, and she ral- lets. When this Negro was acquitted, lied her women on Sunday and gave us 50 what ought he to have done? a fine mass- meeting , . Tlie Jew remenU eVthe Feast of the ^ We visited Lexington on the 29th of Pa.ssover, the American remembers the Dec. and Revs. Andereon and Pouglas 4th of July, and every race has some peri- ^|ed with each other m their effort to od it dates its opportunity to stand erect good meeting Though the and celebrates that day. The Ne(. ro ram fell m torrents all dy and all night, knows it was Jan. 1st, 1865. when his thefriendscaineout and gaveusahear- shackles fell off, but he is forgetting it. ty welcome and words of cheer Rev The preacher and teacher in many cas?8, Andeason urged ust) stay over h is trying to prove that he was never a watch service, but we could not. Well I 21 ) slave or was born since the war, hence ^ again, thanks ow6 notlilng to the Emancipation Procla Our loeal committee holds its monthly mation. An ungrateful people is a clis- meetings and has decided to hold local grace to tlie world, and ere long, like the mass-meetings monthly 2o 00 American Indian, must read its doom In We must urge our Vice Presidents the set tint- sun. Let us not, tor the Cod officers to write us monthly at Who wrought such a change forget to let aed report the conditions of their celehrate the day and show the world we remember the Pit from which we were dug and the rock from which we were At a conference of tlie orticial.s of the We received 375 letters during Decem- ber and sent out 515. At a conference of tlie official.s of the Your secretary is preparing to organ- llome Mission Board of the Southern jz 9 a National Baptist Coral Union that liaptistiJonventlonandthe Iloiue Vis- U1 sing at any religious service tor an 1 lo Sion Board of the National Bapti.st Con- ^ 15 oo ventlon, held at Chattanooga on the 28th collection for our work. ' of November, plans were laid that our The National Baptist Jonrna] is out J oj white brethren give to our Home Board and it is a full grown bock too. Dr. I oo per year and employ two general Boyd gave us space and we wish all of o missionaries who shall assist our State our'woikers would seUu me 15 cents bretliren in getting a more perfectorgan- for a minute. Its a beauty. ZZ li'iitjoD. Let, usthaiik r.odfur this and The result of having a syetem and 3, ,5 work away With a right good Will. Lev. oiking it is shown in the teceipia that 2 CO Borman of North Carolina has been se- i-u.. a 1 ., ^ LOUISIANA. Mrs. Katie Brown, New Orleans.... |0 GO MARYLAND. Mrs. M'ary P. Green, Baltimore |1 16 MISSOURI. Mesdames Trommel Jackson and J, Goens, Jefferson City |1 52 D. P. Sawyer, Chllllcothe 1 20 Mrs. A. Godsey, St. Louis 1 37 First church. Rev. E. C. Coles 3 00 s mass meetlngr. Central church, St. Louis 14 00 NORTH CAROLINA. Mrs, L. R. Chares, Trinity |0 60 SOUTH CAROLINA. Miss Rosena Davis, Gadsden |1 00 TENNESSEE. Mrs. R J. Ratcllffe, Nashville $1 66 Mrs. Lucy Carter, Memphis 1 00 Miss L. B. Carter, Memphis 1 00 Subscription, Mrs. Flowers 1 60 VIRGINIA, Miss C, E. Allen, Radford $0 60 INDIAN TERRITORY. Missionary Society, per Mrs. J. Jack- son, So. McAlester $1 75 Miss Belle W. Battle, cut 1 00 INDIANA, s Missionary Society, Second church, per Mrs. C. Mltchum, New Albany |1 00 Mrs. Manuel, for Heralds 60 Miss M. B. Clay, Rockport 1 00 WASHINGTON. Mrs. J. P. Brown, Roslyn J1 05 NEW YORK. Miss Rosa Armstead, Yonkers 11 80 KANSAS. Mrs. M. D. Jones for papers |1 35 Mrs. Annie Lee, Bndora 1 00 CALIFORNIA. Mrs. P. G. Qoodwine Stockton $1 30 Mis. Soc., per Mrs. C. Jackson, Los AnReles 1 00 Mrs. C. Jackson. I. os Angeles 60 Mrs. E. Bell and Miss E. Smith, Columbus $ 70 Mrs. M. A. Heckman, subscripftlon, Jamestown 1 80 MISSISSIPPI. L. J. Meeken, Natchez $ GO M. A. Alstoh, Kosciusko 26 Mis. Society, per Mrs. S. L. Koger, Brookville 60 Mrs. Nannie Olive, Lexington 1 OO NEW JERSEY. Mrs. E. L. Eatman, cut $1 00 PENNSYLVANIA. Mrs. Rosa Robinson. Philadelphia ..$7 01 Subscription Mrs. Layten 3 70 Mrs. B. F. Frown 3 10 COLORADO. Mis. Society, per Mrs. L. C, Mc- Colough, Denver $1 26 KENTUCKY. Miss L. Crlttendon, Louisville $ 30 Mrs. Nancy Roan. Louisville 26 Pleasant Green church, Louisville .. 3 60 Main-street church, Louisville 3 % Missouri Pacific Railway, The Great Through Line from ST. LOUIS aiigiiLgffuuvv.u. woikiug it iS ShOWU iU the rCCSiptS that n.,an of Sort iCnrolina ills been se- come from the women of AU, under n;l other man w II be seerred jjieeee Ella Knapp and Bormam Sys- 3= UO tematiegivingiaanartweneed to ac- and INtBKAbKA LlVIlItU 4 .3 our work, and the State Boards are at (Iron Mountain lioutc) 1 2 s I ilierty to list them in any great effort for mun it i c-.. t 5 soul winning and money raising. We sent out quite two hundred ap- e most direct line via aSt. Louis to all - peaU to missionary societies this month points in 3oo - atking for $2.00 from each akkansa.s, texas, west, southwest favid the young boy who saved reeSillLn jo the day to isreal. Joseph, ine ycpcg ted. Nany invila'ions to speak are in states, and further information, call on 1 oo man, who saved the world in time of our bauds and we will do what we can **-T,g, Matthews famine; Esther, the young woman who to dispose of them. Many tl auks ^y.. ii,c. Townsend, g. p. & 138 defended Hamond. God ba very sig- Your ^Secret ary nalyU8_edthe young in all ages and not a transaction to Ik, entered mu, The resnlt of having a system and Kansas City, St. Joe, Omaha, Pueblo king it is shown in the receipts that Denver, Salt Lake. OUR YOUNO PEOPLE. TRY THE NEW FAST TRAIN, KANSAS and NEBRASKA L(Iron Mountain Route) The most direct line via St. Louis to all points in ARKANSAS, TEXAS, WEST, SOUTHWEST F*aclflc CoHftt LimitedTO CALIFORNIA. Free Reclining Chairs on all Trains. Ior may* T, A gt, Louis, Mo surely He is preparing our young BaP- ' tist a=i never before. It was our young people who came to The Foreign Mis- sion Boards aid in i899, when our poor discouraged and hungry miesirraries were sorely need, The bell at Middle Drift, Af'ica, Georgetvwn, Bri ish Gui-ana a'e the results of the young people of Arkansas and Kentuck/. Ana now Rav. L. N. Chsek, a voung man goes to join brother Ohilembwe another ,/oung man in East Central Africa nnd the fol- lowing letter from Secretary Isaac, is an illuatratioi of wia*; vv) may expact of our young Baptist. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1900. Dear Brother Jordan; With reference to HHnut II trunsiietlon to Tm; entered mtol HHimudvIsedly or lightly *'eshall b t j ^Vpieased to acquaint you with the' surpassed merits of our W . 1 1 J 3 r nerein hurnionize most acceptably. Address rfnriniiuM i . .. riii fiiinaPr Mrs, S. E. Eatman, Vcie Pres forNew Jersey. ROL.r. OF HONOR. your request that our young people un- vcie Free forNew Jersey. tei.cimrch,Nenmmiei. 3 dprlake the raieing of Seven Hundred DiSTiCT COLUMBIA. Bollare with which to build the chapel DECEMBER REPORT Fifth Baptlsl church. Rev G w Lee. DD 5 oo in East Central Africa , I beg to advise FIELD AGENT that I Will do my best to interest our Re. C 9 Morn. .... local UniOUe in the project; and. when M,l.er,. lead. .1,. we have formulated our plans with ref- for December, having sem ln$7,01. HONIE NIISSION DOTS erenoe to the raising of this money, we Alabama Continued from 2nd page. ^ o how to caicalat. Arkansas. upon the women of his race. To do this We are doing all that we can to de- w%mNQTOi?*D.'c.' ^ ^ means. If his antagonist is white, he is to velop the spirit of missiOEs in our young Mastw i oug- ^ be killed. When forced to such defence, people, and I feel quite sure that one of Mr*, sad^* p.' Clark ^ ^ must surrender to officers to be chained the best ways of doing that is by giving Mr*, a. m, HoimaS^.^^'^ 1125 and given to a cowardly mob, or must he them somethir g definite along that line. ALABAMA. Miss S. C, V. Foster, Montgomery.. $2 16 Mr*. C. M. Wells, cut ....f....;... 100 ARKANSAS. Mr*. Polly Dawson, Haynes 10 60 WASHINGTON, D. C. _ ~ | iS Hulye K Time-tables or Sleeping Mrs. Sadie p. Clark ! . ! ! ! ! ! .' ! ! . ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 1 ^ Chair Space Gallon any Ticket Agent or fTjORida address Mrs. A. M. Holman . , $1 26 GBORoiA. o, i , acoCAmnrHY Mtt. a J. Fiah . . ,1 n . P. A. Clnolim,tla, O. B. 6t O. S-W royal uluk servicb. 8T. LOUIS, OlMCINNA TI LOUISVILLK, COLUMBUS F*ITTSBURQ, wASHINOTTON, BAL'TIRORB. PHILADBLPMIA. NSw YORK theEAST WEST Luxurious Vestibuled Trains, Palatial s Coaches. Pullman Drawing Room, Sleeping and Observation Cars, B. & O. ,S.W. Diknino cabs. Meals Served a la carte at POULAR PBIOBS.