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BY THE BAPTISTS
Talk on Education. Discussion of
General Topic and Selection of Next
gathering Place Mark Sessions.
Greenville, Dec. 13.-Solection of
Newberry as the 1916 convention city
of the Baptists of South Carolina and
discussion of the general subject on
education marked today in the State
A large number of delegates were
present this morning at 9 o'clock for
the beginning of the third day of the
sessions of the convention. Ad
dresses in behalf of Coker college
were made by Dr. E. V. Baldy and
J. J. 'Lawton, for Anderson college
by President J. P. Kinard and Dr.
J. H. White, for the Greenville Wo
man's college by President D. M.
Rains'ay and D. C. Durham of the
board of trustees.
Authority was granted this board
to bond the property for $125,000 for
improvements made on the college
Mrs. J. D. Chapmna, Mrs. U. N.
Tillman, Mrs. W. T. Derieux and Mrs.
C. E. Watson, the representatives of
the Woman's Missionary society, were
received. This is an auxiliary body
to the convention and contributed
$40,000 for missions last year.
The following new pastors were in
troduced: H. A. Bagby, A. T. Allen,
J. E. White, J. A. Langley, E. S.
Alderman, Jr., and B. H1. Dement.
President W. S. Currell of the Uni
versity of South Carolina was pre
sented and addressed the delegates
briefly on the Laymen's Missionary
conference in Columbia next February.
The devotional exercises for this
morning were conducted by Dr. B. H.
The report on ministerial educa
tion was read by W. E. Thayer and
the group of 45 ministerial students
was presented. It was voted to ap
propriate $6,000 for this object.
President E. M. Poteat presented
the report on Furman university and
Dr. Z. T. Cody detailed the plan for
the summer campaign for students.
The financial statement was made by
B. 10. Geer. The student - body of
joker college numbers about 300. (
An automobile ride to the Furman
,ampus and about the city was pro
vided for the delegates after the af- I
At the evening session Dr. C. C.
Brown reported for the Mutual Bene
[it association and new members were
The report on time and place for
next meeting was made by Chairman
11. A. Willis. It was decided to meet
next year at Newberry on the even
ing of December 11, 1916, and that
the couiventon sermon would be
preached by the Rev. J. 1. Allen of
Dillon with the Rev. J. H. Mitchell of
Landrum as alternate.
The statistical report shows 1 125
churches, 10,000 baptisms last year,,
over 150,000 members, 1,000 Sunday
schools with 8,000 teachers and 100,
000 pupils. The value of church prop
erty is placed at $3,625,692.
The report of the educational com
mission was made by the Rev. L. J.
Drigt ow and an add'ess on this work
was made by the secretary, the Rev.
Chas. A. Jones.
ILOWING TRIBUTE TO
BOOKER WASIIINGTON f
x.President Roosevelt Eulogizes v
Dead Negro Educator and Author. v
Tuskegee, Ala., Dec. 12.-Theodore a
toosevelt, former president of the f
Inited States, addressing a gathering
if 4,000 persons at Tuskegee institute
iere tonight, paid a glowing tribute to I
he memory of Booker T. Washington, i
iegro educator, author and publicist,
Nho died suddenly November 14th. I
Bome of the foremost citizens of the 1
itate and nation attended the memo
rial services, which were presided
over by Seth Low, former mayor of
New York, and president of the board
of trustees of Tuskegee Institute.
Mr. Low, Julius Roosevelt, of Chi
cago, Frank Trumbull, of New York;
W. W. Campbell, of Tuskegee, and
Isaac Fischer, president of the Tus
kegee Alumni Association, also spoke.
Colonel Roosevelt declared Dr.
Washington directed his life work to
ward making Tuskegee Institute,
which he founded, an asset to the
state and nation. He also asserted
that, when he waa in the White
[ouse, Dr. Washington was one of the
,w men to whom he turned to for
dvice because he "knew that he
rould not give me one word based on
selfish motive, but because he would
tate what in his best judgment was
or the best interests of the people of
he entire country."
"Booker T. Washington realized
hat the respect of the southern white
nan was the greatest asset he pos
iessed in his work," said Colonel
loosevelt. "He declared that no other
ieople can supply the things the ne
ro needs as well as can the white
nan of the Sout, liN sole purpose
was to handle Tu gce Institute so
that it would be an asset to the South
ind in this he succeeded.
"Booker T. Washington did justice,
loved mercy and walked humbly. lie
did justice to every man, lived the
love he felt for mercy, and walked
humbly with his God and his fellow
man. He had the genuine humility of
spirit that caused him to walk humbly
for the good of the race. His every
stop helped othdrs. His monument
lies in the minds and memories ol
those whom he has served and up.
The nation profited by Dr. Wash
Ington's work because he believed
economic fitness was the greatest
asset that can be possessed by the ne
gro race, said Colonel lRoosevelt. "He
taught honest, cleanlineas and eff
Speaks In Irony of Ford's Party.
Edinburgh, December 11.-"At this
moment there is coming over a vessel
fraught with peace," said the Earl of
Rosberg in a speech here tonight.
"It is propelled apparently by a
gentleman named Ford, who makes, I
think, perambulators. le is coming
over to pour oil on troubled waters at
the inspiration of a Dr. Aked, of whom
we know something here, and why by
voice more potent than that of any
to call the soldiers from the trenchea
mortal heard in this world is going
and bid the waves be still.
"The expedition will fail, but that
the eighty passengers receiving free
passages may enjoy themselves and
do no mischief is our earnest solicita