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Let u 9 make friends with as
many white people as we can, col
red men. The time is now at
i, a nd that we need their friendship.
y f . we need it badly. The Rich-
Will the avenues of industry open
ap for the American Negro Boys in
Will the white man lay
ieide bis prejudice and let the de
ling young Negro walk into the
ihop of employment and enjoy some
ftbegood things of this life.—Ez-
With Washington in the lead as
ducator and social economist,
(Valters as organizer and spiritual
idnsor, White as legislator and
jeld general. Lyons and Cheatham
is administration leaders and -politi
al managers, a dozen far-sighted
oumalistic champions and a clean
Hilpitand school house, the inter
ns of the Negro are in pretty good
lands, thank you ’ — The Colored
Recently a leading Evangelist de
dined to accept an invitation to
Lit a churc h and conduct a revival
teaueethe church was indebted to
be pastor for salary. This may be
igood reason, but if the rule was
applied to all churches, revivals
fould befew and far between, fora
wy few churches make it a point
jkeepeven with their pastors, but
t intervals make special efforts to
ay him and get behind again,
asters should be paid promptly
id save many from the criticism
liot paying their debts, when fre
nently the responsibility is with
»churches. As a rule they are
otpaid as liberally as they should
I, but whatever salary agreed
pon should be paid regularly and
fomptly— American Baptist.
Hindering Care.
It is not our labors, but our cares,
« hinder the realization of the
’ine presence. Labor is entirely
•uipatible with the spirit of wor
'P Ibe merchant may conduct
I traffic and the carpenter build
’house in the mood of prayer,
d both prosper the better for it.
11 let care come in and worship
tomes impossible, faith falls
W P» bod seems to have receded
! * of call, and the soul is over
a'H as by the shadow of death
lttt the heart, then, against the
anxiety, the too feverish
c “Sbt, and the suggestions of
■ I )r > you work well, in such a
lnt trust that you will forget
in it, and f or a p e | ge
himself will be accountable.—
* Examines
""img to the statistics com-
> the Boston Courant, lynch
* have occurred in the United
f in recent years as follows:
to??’ 1887-122; 1888-142
1890-127; 189M82; 1892-235
Life 1895-171; 1896-131
l 1898-127; 1899-107; 1900-?
' 1 °b serve d that the evil
hv tl 118 bigh-warterj mark
L / 1 When 235 were lynched,
f ' ’ hue from that time until
LqJ - Vear l jas been fairly
Lhi ■ A increase is no-
L - "hen 166 persons
J JtDsof mobs.— The Freenan.
I brook| yjb IIITT Items.
lot'v L °bins, who was
"i 1° the pastorate of
Bklv'Wr 111 a Pti e t church at
i n °i s -hastaken charge.
t,. '? 11 H church he has as
- , jfJ ni °ther. brothers and
the on]v v
■ • cgro ma - vor in
■ -layor B. Washing-
The town of Brooklyn is on the
Illinois side of the Mississippi river,
opposite North St. Louis, and has
a population of something over
sixteen hundred. All of the officers
of the city are Negroes. The town
has most of the modern city im
provements. Three good churches,
a splendid two-story brick school
house, a city hall, and is lighted
with electricity. Most of the prop
erty is owned by Negroes who find
employment in the various packing
houses, foundries, car works, rail
road, shipping houses, etc, for
which the East side is noted.
Miss Minnie Moore of the class
of ’96 is district missionary in Kan
Miss Margaret Oliver of the class
of ’97 is principal of the school in
Mr. Nathanial Marshall of the
class of ’9B, is studying medicine
in St. Joe.
Rev. Edwand Greene, of the
Theological class of ’97, is pastor of
Baptist churches at Huntsville and
DeWitt, and the successful princi
pal of the public school at the lat
ter place.
Mr. Eugene I. Smith, of the class
of ’97, left this week to take charge
temporarily of the public school of
Miss Josephine L. Huggard, of
the class of ’99, is teaching in the
public school at Warrensburg.
Kansas City Department.
Interesting Meetings in Progress—Dr-
Fisher Hurls His Lance-Mrs. 0. R.
McDowell Talks for the College-
Ministers’ Alliance met at usual
hour Monday morning with Dr. T.
H. Ewing presiding and Rev.
Wright acting Sect. The session
was opened by Rev. Bu ehan an.
Minutes read aud approved. Re
port of Sunday
Second Baptist, Rev. S. W. Ba
cote, A. 8., pastor: Rev. E. J.
Fisher. D.D. preached morning and
night. S. S. very good; accessions
for week about fifty: collection
$lOO.OO. Viae St., Rev. T. H. Ew
ing pastor preached; accessions 6;
collection $35.
St. James Westport, Rev. Wright
pastor; 11 a. in. Rev. Roberson
preached; Bp. in., pastor preached;
accessions, 5; collection $26.
Mt. Calvary, Rev. Buchanan pas
tor preached both services; collec
tion $23.
Tabernacle, Rev. W. R. M. Holt
pastor preached both services; col
lection $10.72; accessions two.
Dr. E. J. Fisher, by request de
livered a vigorous address on the
“Uncompromising Position of Bap
tists.” He carefully traced the his
tory of Pedo-Baptists, showing their
inconsistencies, the untenableness
of their positions and vividly eon
trasting the creeds as held by differ
ent churches. Dr. Fisher has been
in the city about ten days during
which time he has preached several
sermons for the Second Baptist
church which is in midst of a great
revival. Thus far more than fifty
accessions have been made to the
church through his preaching. Col
lection of $7O was taken for him
Sunday night.
Rev. T. H. Ewing is carrying on
a lively meeting at Vine St. church
already several have united to the
Mrs. C. R. McDowell of Inde
pendence, was at the Alliance Mon
day and presented the claims of the
Western College. It is hoped that
her visit will result in bestirring
the brethren to activity in educa
tional work.
Rev. W. M. R. Holt paid his
subscription to the Messenger last
Organ of 33,000 Baptists.
In the Interest of the Negro Race, We Wield the Sword.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen 1003 Char
lotte St., have returned to the city
after a short visit to Quincy, 111.
Mrs. Bluefort a prominent mem
ber of the Baptist church is very ill.
Mr£ Washington, president of
the Mothers' union, is leading that
organization on to success.
Dr. E. J. Fisher, leaves for At
lanta, tonight. His time in the
city was well spent.
Rev. McArthy left for Leaven
worth, Kas., last Wednesday.
Rev. S. W. Bacote, spent a few
hours with his alma matter, the
Kansas City University (white),
on last Thursday. The students
were glad to see him.
Drs. Johnson and Armstrong Visit
The College.
Monday afternoon Dr. J. M. T.
Johnson, pastor of the Delmar Ave.
Baptist church of St. Louis and Dr.
Armstrong of the Central Baptist,
arrived in Maoon over the Burling
ton to visit the Western College.
They came representing the State
Board of our white Baptist breth
ren. They were met by Rev. H.E.
Truex, pastor of the First Baptist
church of this place and the presi
dent of the College. After viewing
the magnificent ’building recently
dedicated by the First church peo
ple, the distinguished visitors were
conducted to the College grounds
by Pres. Scruggs. When the Col
lege plant was reached, the breth
ren were shown through the build
ings, and about the grounds, and
furnished with desirable informa
tion with reference to the method
of carrying on the work.
Having spent some time at the
College, they returned to the city
and early Tuesday morning, re
sumed their journey to Kansas City
where they met the State Board of
the General Ass’n of which they are
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Armstrong
both expressed themselves as much
pleased with our College site, and
the possibility of planting here in
Macon » great seat of learning. We
were glad to have these brethren
visit our school, especially as they
are numbered among the motst in
fl uencial leaders of the white
Baptists. We are thankful for
the interest not only of Drs.
Armstrong and Johnson, but of
those whom they represent.
Appeal to the Baptist Sisterhood
of flissourt.
Independence, Mo.
Dear Sisters:— At our last meet
ing at Macon, Mo., we, the Baptist
Women of the State, pledged our
selves to raise $2,500 to erect a new
building at Macon for our giris.
The building is much needed, both
for appearance and comfort. The
brethren are struggling with the
great debt of the school, and while
we must continue our regular con
tribution toward that, we are striv
ing to raise this money as an extra
effort. To do this we would like
to have 100 good workers send in
their names, agreeing to raise $25
each or as much as they can. I
have been appointed as Financial
agent and have had books printed
for this especial object and will
gladly forward one to an applicant.
Sisters let us rally to this effort and
build a monument for the Lord and
ourselves, at Macon. “My people
perish for lack of knowledge.” The
brothers may help in this great
work also. Many have sent in their
names, but there is room for more.
You will have until Oct. 15t.,1900 to
raise the amount. Yours for Wes
tern College.
Mrs. C. R. McDowell.
You can’t do without theMESSENGER
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 22, 1900-
Dear Editor:— lt affords us much
pleasure to drop you a few lines
relative to our church work in the
Fifth Baptist church. We are now
in the midst of a revival meeting
and up to this date we have two for
baptism. We had three assisting
in our meeting, Revs. McDowell,
Smith and Nichols. We are very
thankful to them for their able dis
courses. We have considerable
illness in our neighborhood, Sisters
Mary Owens,A.H.Brown,Eliza Ste
ward,G. Warren and Deacon Jones
are on the sick list. Our people are
very well pleased with the Messen
ger but on account of hard times
I only sold nine numbers. Please
send ten next week. We ask your
prayers for the Lord’s blessings
upon our meeting.
Josephine Brown, Cor.
St. Louis Letter.
The Baptist Ministers Alliance
heldpts first session of any impor
tance since the holidays at the Cen
tral Baptist church on Monday.
The Alliance has changed its hour
o* meeting from 11 a. m., to 12 m.
This change was made to accom
modate the ministers who are at
tending the Theological school that
is being taught by Rev. J. L.
Cohron, principal; Rev. W. J.
Brown and J. B. Lias as assistants.
The only business transacted was
the election of officers as follows:
President, Rev. E. C. Cole; Sec
retary, Rev. J. C. Lias; Treasurer,
Rev. E. W. Alexander; Critic, Rev.
W. J. Brown; Com. on Topics,
Rev. B. J. Bell; Reporter, Rev. J.
M. Collins; visitors present were
Rev. Bush, of Baltimore, Md.,
Rev. J. H. Nichols, of Centralia,
Mo. Most of the churches are en
gaged in revival meetings and the
outlook is good. J. M. Collins.
Westport, Mo., Jan. 22,1900.
Editor Missouri Messenger.
Dear Sir:— We have just closed a
very successful revival and our
church is now in a high state of
spirituality and now with revived
strength, we purpose to attack the
enemy with that determination
which can only result in success. We
secured the service of Rev. C. 11.
Whittington, of Fort Smith,Ark.,
who preached with such power and
demonstration of the Holy Spirit
that for ten nights he held a crowd
ed church.
Many came forward each night to
inquire the way. Two happy
souls were converted and many
wanderers reclaimed from the moun
ntainofsin. We paid Rev. Whit
tington for his service $17.05.
The following persons contribu
Mr. Scott Smith $ .50
“ Henry Collins, Jr., 25
“ Broadus 25
“ H. Elmore 50
“ F. Russell 50
“ Wm. Jackson 25
“ Lute Smith .50
“ R. Russell 25
“ Henry Collins 50
“ G. W. Hicks 50
“ Howard Smith 50
“ Jno. Smith 50
“ Wallis Smith 25
Mrs. Nannie Smith 75
“ Rebecca Russell 25
“ A. Litts 25
“ Scott Smith 75
“ C. Cobb 50
“ Sarah Collins 25
“ L. Heigh 25
“ 11. Russell 25
“ H. Snell .50
“ Oma Atkins 25
“ C. Wilson 25
“ Matilda Anderson 2.00
(In Afro-American Newspapers
T ' 26, 1900
“ A. E. Todd x 25
Lottie Wells 25
“ Addie Smtth 50
Rosy Smith 25
“ Lucinda Russell 25
• “ Martha Moore 25
“ Smith .25
Miss Laura Broadus 25
“ Nettie Smith 50
“ Bessie Duncan .25
“ Carrie Collins 25
“ Addie Collins 25
“ Della Lowe 35
“ Emma Sayers 25
‘‘ L. Russell 25
“ Maggie Brown 40
‘‘ Mollie Meyers.' 50
“ Pauline Smith 25
Total 16.75
Grand Total 17 05
Yours for the Cause,
G. W. Wright, Pastor.
We make grateful acknowledge
ment of the following amounts re
ceived this week. One dollar and
fifty cents from Westport Baptist
church through its pastor, Rev. G.
W. Wright, one dollar for college
and fifty cents for Messenger;
seventy-five cents for Messengers
sold by Mrs. Eliza Parish, our
agent in Park Chapel, Palmyra;
seventy-five cents from Rev. W. F
Botts, Moberly, for sale of papers;
25 cents on subscription, from Bev.
Holt, Argentine, Kas.: seventy-five
cents on subscription from Miss
Clotiel Cheers, Granville.
On subscription to the College.
Eleven dollars and thirty cents from
Central Baptist church. St. Louis;
seven dollars from First Baptist
church, St. Louis; five dollars from
Rev. J. 11. Nichols, Centralia; two
dollars from Mt. Zion Baptist
church. Liberty; one dollar from
Rev. G. W. Dorsey, Sedalia.
We have received recently from
the Woman’s Mission and Educa
tional Circle of Mt. Zion Baptist
church, Liberty, the following sup
plies for our dining hall: Three
dozen cups and saucers, three dozen
tumblers, three dozen plates and
nine bowls.
These dear sisters under the lead
ership of Sister Sanders are doing a
great work for the Master. They
have our sincere thanks. We earn
estly pray that God’s blessing may
rest upon them in all of their efforts.
Miss Lena Toney, of the Class of 1900,
Writes Interestingly on Perseverance.
Some one has said “If at first
you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Such should be the motto of all
young men and women who desire
to become great.
Ask those who are great, and
note the reply. “We became so by
years of toil and struggle and never
ceasing patience.” We term this
In most cases life is what we
make it, and if we do not use our
precious moments to the beet ad
vantage it becomes a burden al
most unbearable.
“Count that day lost whose low
descending sun views from thy
hand no worthy action done. ’ ’ How
many of us spend fruitless days,
yes, even months, without realizing
Time once lost can never be re
claimed. We should never be com
pelled to say : “J.ost! somewhere
between sunrise and sunset sixty
golden moments set with sixty dia
mond seconds.
In order not to do ibis we should
strive never to be idle, not only in
action, but also in thought, for he
who is accompanied by noble
thoughts is never alone.
Great men can no more be made
without trials than bricks without
Single r
straw. Solid character is notdite'
growth of a single day. It ! ifc the'
little victories that fit us fbr' coming:
the great obstacles in lift.
There is but one way to battle
with the adversities in'life—that is r
t > meet them heroically and ove/-
come them one by one.
We may become tired of the same
thing over and over.- but life has
been defined as a bundle of repeti
tions. We should work steadily
and cheerfully, and a? a result life
will be brighter, our tasks easier to
perform and finally better done.
God has given us reason to decide
what things in life are worth pur
suing and the power to pursue them.
We should not thrust aside the
golden oportumties and lose the
blessings be meant for us to enjoy.
There is always room at the top,
so we should strive to reach the
summit, -and each victory won*
makes us stronger for the next.
Always aim for the highest stal
- in life, but he who achieves i#
must ascend it step by step.
It has been well said that the su
perior man is the one who can‘do
superior things in a superior man
ner, so strive not to equal but ; t<o
To lie successful, have a’putpcse
and adhere to it. Many* men firil
in life not because they havelio pur
pose, but because they fail to ad
here to it.
Little leaks sink great ships and
just .so a wrong habit may wreck
some life which otherwise Would
have been great.
In life we' are the architects of
own fate. Our destiny is to be
wrought by our own hands. Long
fellow has said:
In the world’s broad field of battle,
I n the bivouac of life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle,
Be a hero in the strife.
If we keep this in mind must we
ever allow ourselves to be idle? I
say, we should unite self reliancer
and patience, increase our effort*
and never despair, until success i*
“And when the fight at last ie o’er.
The toil at last is done;.
When 0 San ling on life’s farthest shore;.
Beneath her setting sun;
Beyond 4 Her future’s unbarred gate, >
The bells of heaven chime,
And justice, love and truth await
For him who bides his time.”'
Moberly, Mo., Jan. 25, 1900.
Dear Sir:— l am glad to say our
church is getting along nicely.
Our pastor, Rew. W. F. Botte,
preached for us Sunday morniag
and night. Attendance large.
Collection. $2O.
The entire church is proud' oi
the Missouri Messenger and are
eagerly reading it.
The Spirit of God is in our city.
Eleven additions in the last past
week of revival, and the prospect®
arc bright for more,
Our Sunday school is growing.
We are yours for success.
Sarah F. Fort,
Secretary of the Fifth St. Sundajr
To Correspondents.
Write in a legible hand.
Write only on one side off the
Send for publication that ortfy
which is of general interest.
Be particular in writing names.
No notice taken of articles not
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan.
The following Institutes will be
held: January 30th to Feb. Ist,
Carrolton; February Bth to 11th,
at Neosho. We desire to make
these Institutes a great success-. I
pray and hope all of the brethren
will come.
J. Goins, Conductor.

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