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VOL XVII S039
KICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 1900
A GREAT BAPTIST
The Ablest Divines. Hundreds of Visitors
Throng the City.
TwoThousand Enjoy Our Hospitality
President Morris Remarkable Address?He is Unanimously
Re-elected. Miss Jewett an Attraction. She
Speaks from A Carriage.
Tr?in after train-load of delegatea
and viaitera poured into the oity on
Totaday and Wedneaday Imi to attend
the innui) meeiing of the National
Fifth Btreet Baptiat Ohureb at whiah
plac* the aesaiona of the convention
were to be held wn the seene of aetiv
ity whiah beggara deaeription. Tiuoki,
aatehela. tuppiiea of meat, flour, and
tood of all ainda oould be teeo at thii
It wn aeen at onee t>?at the attempt
to entertaio, feed and lodge the eon?
vention wai a aucoeaa.
Rav. Db. Grabam'b kffcrt.
Rev. Dr. W. F. Graham and hia corpa
of wcrkrra had ayatematizttd the un
dertaking with auob accuracy that all
who wrote to him b*-lor?? hand knew
juat where to go before they reaohed
It waa eatimated that nne thouiand
deiegatea would be preaent, but it waa
easily aBeertained tbat thia number
Promptlv at 10 a. m. Wedneaday
motning Preaident E. U. Morria of Ar
kanaaa rapped the gavel. Rev. iVni. H.
Pbillip? of Philadelphia, Kev. U. O.
Booth, D. D Rev. Dr. D. A. Gaddy of
Liouihville, Ky. oondueted the religoua
A BRILLIAKT OATHIRINO.
It waa a bnlliant aaaemblage. From
the roBtrum to the door it waa a maaa
af the ableat aolored theologiana in the
Rev. Or. Graham waa the obaerver
of all obaervera, With a aamfied amile
upon hia countenanoe, he moved about
the ohnreh, reaponding instantly to all
demandd n>ade upon hinx
Be had a private telephone put in
the obureh boilding tbereby coming in
touch with the entire oity.
Mr. Charlea G. Jurgen'a & 8on aent a
wagon Joad of furnitare for the uae ol
RBV.A. A. COSEY, Clarksville, Miss."
the eonveation, and Mr. Wiae Ellia waa
aeen bringing in the iame. A vote of
thanka wai rsturned.
An addreaa of weleome |on the part
of the i ifth Street Baptist Chureh was
made by Miaa Anna Bell Ellia.
It embraced njany timely utteraneei
acd eicellfnt remarka and the apeaker
was repeatedly interrapted with ap
Oov. J. Hoge Tyler and Mayor R. M.
Taylor were not preaeot. and Edttor
John MitehellJr delivered fcfce-addreai
of welcome on behalf of the <jfty. He
deelared tnat tius National Baptist
Convention waa weloome. He paid a
glovring tribute to the efforts of Rey.
Dr. W. F. Graham, advoeated raeial in
dependenee and reaponaibility and af
ter being repeatedly interupted by ap
plauae eloaed amidat an ovation whieh
waa repeated asain and again after he
had taken hia aeat.
Rey. W. R. Gulline. paator of the A.
M. E, Ufcareh rem rked that he had
aiwaya adyiaed nerer to go to tea
in a atorm. He nevertheleas diare
garded the adrice and won the favor of
the asannblage by eilinga what had
been aco< mpliahrd by tbe Negroea of
the A. M. E. Church. Hia remarka
were timely and illustrationa to the
point. He waa raptuoualy applauded.
Be?. D. W. Davia, the poet and hu
moriat weleomed the eonvention in
well?ho**r> retnarkr. inieraparaed with
poetie leieetiona. He waa in hia hap
pieet mood and tha audience yied wiih
hina in hia tl.Khta of oratory longly ap
plauding him at the elose. Never haa
he apoken with moro telling *ffeet.
Th?>n followed the Rer. J. Edward
Gunby. the paator of the Leigh Street
M E. Churnh. He gave a humoroua
illuatration of hia predieament on the
programme|and welcomed the eonven
tion to the eity. He waa applauded.
Rey, Alexar der McOnire, paator of
the St. Philipa P. E. Church waa in his
beat mood and hia uae of language
well auited to the oceaaion. w.in the
inatant approval of the houae whicb
waa ahown time and,again a8 he pro
eeeded with hia moat exeellent re
Rey W E Partee. paator of the Col
ored Preabyterian Church, Joined in
the welcome and waa moat liberally
applauded at tbe eloae.
Io keeping with th<? weleome waa
the reaponae by Rev W. A. Creditt.of
Philadelphia and Rev. C. M. Welle of
Muntgomery, who agtin awakesed the
echoea in the eonvention.
The feature of the eonvention on
Wedneaday morning waa the able and
acholarly aermoncf Kev. G. B. Howard
D. D., Pittsburg Pa. He diaeuiBed
"The mind of Chriat."
He aaid that the Ncgro had a apiea*
did ezample in the life of Cnriat, and
if he wou'd fnllow >t, inatead of trying
to go after every little man who eame
along claiming to be a lealer, he wnuld
gft along muoh better. He discu-sed
the work of the negro baptiatv and
wt.at they are doing for the wnrld. t-a
pt'Oially tha National Baptiat C >nveu
THK DUTY OF THE CONVKNTION.
The preaideot atated that it waa tbe
duty of the eonvention to work for hu
manlty and not a * muoh for race alone.
He called attention to the Buff-'ring
men and woman in Texaa, by reaaon
ef a reaent storm, ar.d appealed to the
eonvention for a eollt-etion Tbe delfe
gates reaponded liberally, and a corn
mittee waa appointed to expreee the
eympathy of the eonvention to the auf
ferera. and another colleetion will be
taken during the seeaion The eonven?
tion took a reeeaa for dinner, whieh
waa aerved in the lecture room by
Rev. Dr. A, N. McEwen, of Mobile,
Ala.. preaided during the afternoon
asaaion. J. H. Eason of Anniaton, Ala.
editor of the "Baptiat Leader," and
author of a work touehing the doctrine
of the Baptiat Church, led the devo
THE PKKSIDBJNT'a ADDRIB^
8ome|preliminariea were ctaaaied out,
and then Dr. E. O. Morria, the preei
dent of the eonvention, delivered hia
aonual addresa. He aaid iu part:
'The eonditiona in thia country have
foreed the negroei to be aeparate in
their churchea. a;aooiationa, and con
ventiona from their white brethren,
and theae amaller organizationa have
by reaaon of the aame eonditiona, baen
foroad to form thii national body.
Sinea wa have the National Baptiat
Oonvention, it ia imperative that it hai
a high and noble object; and ai thia
object haa baen clearly dtflned, it ia
unneeeaaary that 1 ahould atteaapt to
bring it before you."
THC 1HKRIOAN BAPTIST HUMI MI88IOK
Prof. Morria addrasaed himaelf at
aome langth to the work of the Ameri
can Baptiat Home Miasion Bociety, on
whieh he apoke aa "anaong the many
agenojea wbioh GadMQt t? redeem,
and lift upour peoale." He apoke of
tl e work of tbe Board with pride, and
addad: "It wat a hazadoua under
dertaking, mada, aa it waa, at the oloae
of one of the moat marvelloua oentur
iea airee the dawn of ereatien, at a
tirae when art, aoienee, and literatare
were at their aenith and when tbe
more advenaed raoei were vying
aroong th?rafc*lviM aa to whtrh aould
produoe tbe b-*t and moat aeeeptabie
literature for the vaat army of Chriat
ian readerf. For a teople only tbirty
yeara from elavery to ur dertake auoh a
proj^ct, waa indeed periioua. Aa waa
ezpeeted, oritieiam eame thiek and
faat but our manager. a man who laya
no olaim to an edueation, waa well pre
pared to receive all that eame.
A BBAVV rNCBKASB.
When fourteen thouaand Baptiat Sun
day achoela, ieatead of nine thouaand,
aa we now have are honeat, faithful
patrona of our Pub'iahing Board, we
will be prepared to remove even the
little objeotiona whiah are now raiaed
In thia eonneetion, I wiah to aay to
the negro Baptistaef the world, and to
thoae of thia atate in partieular, that
if you wauld oeeupy a place in the aa
ered hiatory of to day wnioh >? to be
read by unborn gendrations, you will
hftve to ally youraelvea with theae di?
tinet and aeparate enterpriaea, foater
ed and managed by the raoe; other
wiae, the paaaing of your life will be
dreaa tha following reaoiutiona were
offered by Rev. W. Juatin Wajtea ano
A KKMABKABLK TBJBUTB.
Whereaa. we have liatt-ned with in
ezpreasible delight to th?* able, praeti
eal, and aeholarly addres? ot Prcaideut
Morria. an addreae or.K loz and aror
thy of our Cteptet eu^tmumuu aud
Reaolved, That we suapend the rule
eommittiog the addresa to a eommit
tee, and adopt the eame as the aeati
ment of the negro B?pti?t, ar.d aa a
mark of our appreciation of tbe admin
iBtrative abiliiy of Dr. Morria, we do
hertby eunpend the rule and eleet him
preaident of the^conveution by aco.a
JSoone cbjected to thia motion, and
EOI>0 VOB TUKMBULYBS.
Some pointed remarka were made
touching the poaition of the negro aa
to hia own condition in thia oountry.
Rav. Dr. J. Anderaon Taylor. of Waah
irgton, D. C. aaid the nr?ro Baptiata
who ware trying to do aometmng for
thenuelvea, were not oppoaed to the
white people, nor did they deaire to
get away from them, but the negroea
were trying to do aomethine for them
aelvea aa the white peoj1- deaired them
to do. "The white people do not want
you to alwaya be around begging
REV. C. T. WALKER, D. D.,
Pastor Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, New Yorlc City.
like the duration of a meteor or ahoot*
ing atar, while your fellowa who have
endeavored to leave a diatinot heritage
will be aa flzed atara in the gaad of fu
tura generationa. Bvery raae mait
make and write ita own hiatory.
8TAND8 FOB ALL.
The work of the Publiahing Board
atanda lor all there ia in the negro Bapt.
family, ao far aa Cbriatiao literature ia
ooneerned, and weprediet that before
the eloae of the firit deeade of the
twentieth eentury, all will be in line to
enoourage and|aupport thia marveloua
BB-BLBCTKD BT ACCL.AMAT10N
At the eoneluiion of Dr. Morria'a ad
them," be aaid, 'but they think you
ahould do for yourae.f, and thia ia what
we are trying to do."
Dr. G. W Lee. of Waahiagton, de
clared that it waa out of the queatioo
for any negro to talk about reigniog in
thia eonntry. for the white man had
flxed himaelf and waa raady to take
oare of any negro who eame against
him. The convention then took a re
eeea for aupper.
BBV. UB. BOWLISO F&SglOBB.
Rev Dr. R. H. Bowllng, paator of
Butte St. Baptiat Chureh at Nerfolk
Va , preaided at the night aeaaioB, and
Dr. E. B. Topp. of Jaekeon. MiM. eoo
dueted the devotiocal ezereiaaa.
Miae LillUO ClaytOQ Jewttt, who.
earried Poatmaater Baker's family tn
Boiton eotared the church. Bha wat
? saured later by Prea E. O, Morri.
that ahe would be ietrodaeed to the
Rev. D. Stratton of Weat Viigioia
delivered an addreia. Dr. A. M John
?on, of Vickaburg. Miis., preaohed an
able serraon on the niireionary work
among the heathena.
Tbe vaat songregation joined Seere
tary Jrrdan in tinging, "ttavior More
tbaa Life to Me."
A eolleetion for Fpreign Miaiion wa*
Thuraday mornirg, Sept 18th, 1900.?
The eonvention waa called to order at
9 a. ao Yioe-Preaident Dr. J Durhaon.
of Georgia preaidinR. Devotiooal ex r
eiaea Theaaa "The Goepel in ?'!
LandB," oondacted by the above nameii
divine. Adjournment for 15 minut?>e
tock plaee to allow the itate deiega
tion to organiae.
At 11 o'olock. Rev. C. H. Parriah D
D. of Kentncky delivered a powerful
addreta upon the aubject **How all
Baptiata May Cooperate in World-wide
MUaioc" It was one of tbe ableat
prcductiona of the fluDvertioa.
Tha Fitth Annual Repoit of the Home
Miision Board. together with the
Fourth Annual Report of the Natioral
Baptiat Publioatton Board won imme
diate favor as Rev. R. H. Boyd, the
Storetary preaented it to the eonven?
"It ia a aource of great pleaaure to
na to render to you to day, aa repre.
aentativea of the aixteen thouaand Ne?
gro Baptiat Churohea of Ameriea. an
account of oor atewardahip of the
trusta committed te ua by your votea.
Allow ua to expreaB our heartfelt
thankfulaeaa to our Heavenly Father
fcr Bia apiritual guidanee and mani
foid blaaaiogs, in thir, our labor of
love. We are not unmind'ul of the
great eonfidenee that you repoae in ua.
aa your aervants and representatire*.
when you aent ua forth to rxt-cute in
your name the great eommind of our
Kirg Great High Prieat.unlyLaw Giver
and Elder Brother, ( hript, **Go ye into
all th? wcrld and j>roach th* go?*p*i .o
every ceature,' etc
"During the pat twelve mcnhiof
our atewardahip, we have austained
eome b reavementa, a few diacouraae
menta. together with a little apptrent
oppoaition and hindrance ; but when
we oompare the uleaatnga and eneour
agement in buttineta eirolee. the un
paralleled Bucceaa and apiritual guid
ance of our mirsionariea on the tirUl,
together with the hetrty Bupport acd
brotherly eo operation of our paavora,
churohea and Sunday acbool workera
in our publication work, tbey aeem
tno amall and in?igoit1caot to mention.
For the benrflt of thoae who are not
ao well acquainted with our plan of
work, mannar of reporte, and general
management of affaira, allow ua to
ir ere?aed our Bible work. made great
morraae in the oireulaiion of our Sun
day School periodicala, and have in
ereaaed in the number of booka, traeta,
and pamphltta publiahjd and aent
The Financial report ahowa that the
total e?*h reeeipta for the year were
$4!) 3t9 '17. all of whi?h waa exp^nded
except a balauce of $1 80316.
Ml-B JEWETL" SPEAK3.
Oneofthemoat unfortunate oecur
eaeeainth< otherwi-epeaeefnl Xation
al Baptiat Convention waa the failure
to aceord to Miaa Lillian Clayton
A MISSlONAliY MAS5S MEET1NG.
Rev. 0. s. Mbrrls,
Weftt XfoWtOO, Mil.w
Rev. L. N Cheek,
TbaM :ire to siiil
for Weat, Sool liand
East Afriea after
our Convention ad
Miss E. li. DaLaney,
at thf Bspr>
ing Sunday at
3 p. m.
Rev. T. W. Longwood,
Hot Springs, Ark.
Rev. E. B- RKoti, Queens
town, Soutb. Africa, eame
to America, April, 1900.
Attend tbe Missiouary Mass Meetiug at Exposition Build
ing, Silnday, Sep. 16th, at 3 p. m., and hear the fare
well words of four missionaries whogo to Africa.
atate here that your Home Miaaion
Board ia managing ita buaineaa partly
by conatitution, partly by reaolution
adoptad by you in 1886. and partly by
the cuatom of ita paat flve yeaxa.
THI YBAB'a ACBIEVIMBNT3.
Notwlthatanding the great riae in
material, the inereae* of wagea. and
thediaadvantagea that would aeem un
der any conditiwns to hinder pr >greaa
and eheek finaneial aehievemanta in
our work yet the year haa bean the
moat proaperoua and moat profltable
in the hiatory of our organiaatien. We
have inereaaed our mlaaionary elerical
loroe. inereaaed oor akiUed laboreri,
Jejwbtt of Boaton a hearing before that
Miaa Jewett ia the white lady who
went to South Caroiina and earried
the fami ? of Poat-maat- r Haker(color
ed) to Boaton, Maas. where they now
It will be remembered that poor
Frazer B. Baker waa shot down in the
night-time while hia houee was in
tlamea and hia wife and children wound
ed. The government haa never done
anything tor them.
? CKoaana aqaimbt lymcbimo.
Mira Jewett haa undertakea a leo
turlog tour agaioat lvochinr and de
lired to be iotrodaced and permltted
REV. W. F. GRAHAM, D. D.,
Pastor Fifth St. Baptist Churcb, who virtually single kand
ed eiitertaiued ^oco delegates and visitors of tke National
Mattera reaeh*d a eriaia nn Thora
day raorning laat at abuut nooo, when
ahe announe^d from the gallery of the
convention that ahe would apeak in the
atreet. A large nunnber followed har
and a earriage kaving b ?en aeeured ahe
addreaaed the a*s?mbly
Phe aaid : 'I would have apoken to
you if I had to go to tbe top of the
houae to do it. My grand father waa
an anti-slave y man.
MORK ABJCT TBB B.VBBR VAHILT.
When I took the Baker family to Bos
ton 1 did it to show the North n jw the
aituatii n really ia. I did it that they
miabt aee rmt tbemaelvea. I had a oit
iz -na Commictee to whom were to be
a.-?nt the funda. Home of them ware
dinhoneat, and I aaade them atand
aaide, henee thia fight on me by one of
them who took the funda.
I atana here with my white skiu whieh
will flght for >ou and for me. My
RKV. R. II. BOYD, I) I).
aaaBagef Nattonal Bapt PubPatg, Hooaw.
friends are here and they will proteet
Abont thie time th* people were
pouring out of thech >rch like beea out
of a hive and a ery for thoae on the
stepa to move on ao that othera could
get out waa loud and corstant.
AN IMH'CEMRNT TJ M0BDKB.
Miaa Jewatt continue'i: "Abodyef
white men offered $1,000 to any one
who would murder me. You may mur
der ?ne and get your $1,000 but I ahall
eontinue to apeak for you aa long aa I
CONTINUED ON EIGHTH PAOE.
Mr, ,B," eolored. a proaperoua. pro
feasioeal man, wiahea to open eoirea
pnndenoe with lome young lady with a
view to marriage. Mr. "B" haa a floe
praerice and deairea to wed a lady at
aonv meani who ia able and williog to
atd him finanoially in hi buaineaa, and
he will thnB inaure an indcpendentliv
ing f -r himaelf and wife.
i'he advertiaer is thirty, but ladiea
of any reaaonable age may appiy, aaid
from any seetion of the oountry.
Mr. "B" ia not of Riohmond, but aU
enmmunieationa muat be addreaat-d t j
Mr "B" in care of Riehmond fm
bt Richmond, Va., and will be for
warded direetly to him without b?tng
open-d. Oorreapond. nee will be eon
dueted on atrietly a -ret baaia and the
namea of no partitM appljiug will be