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Work of Baptist Women in the Field of Missionary Endeavor
! ,Tl?c Baptist Wpriicii of ilic South Have Donc a Wonckrful Work. NINETEEN YEARS OF ACTIVITY [rVtinualMcctihg of Woman's Mis sionary Union Will Bc Very Intcresting. Ono among the most Importnnt of tho nuxlllary bodles to mcet wlth tlio Southorn Bnpllst Conventlon Is the Women's Mlsslonnry Union, which is jan organlzatlon of the Baptlst womon of tho South to engngo systemnttcally ln tho work of sendlng tho gospol to all parts of tho world, Tho Woman's MIsslonary Union, nux? lllary to tho Southorn Baptlst Conven? tlon. was organlzed In thls clty at tho meetlng of tho conventlon In May, : 1SS8. It nt onco becamo an Importnnt ^djunct of the conventlon, and startod out wlth a constituency of ten States. .It waa on organlzatlon puroly of godly 'womon deslrlng to tako a largor and I more protltnblo lntorost in tho work of ) the church, as was shown by the con ' stltutlon and by-laws which werd ndopted. Accordlng to theso the pur j pose of the organlzatlon was to stlmu ; lote tho mlsslonary splrlt and tho vlr tue of glving to the Lord among j womon and chtldrqn, to mako eollec I tions. to bo dlBbursod by tho regular I boards of tho conventlon. Its two main '? objocts b'clng to dlatributo tho nila j Blonary Incllnatlon and to ralse monoy. i From its very Inclpiency tho union has grown in htunbers as well as Inllu I ence, and to-day It ls ono of tho strong | ost auxlllarlos of the conventlon. The i history of tho orlgln, rlse and splen dld growth of the union rends almost ?? like romanco. Commeneing wlth noth Ing, the union now has a momborshlp | of thousands of godly womon In all . the Statos and Terrltortos within the ; bordera of tho Southorn Baptist Con ? ventlon. Tho union is to the Baptist j womon of tho South what tho Southorn .Baptist Conventlon Is to the men, and ? in each State thoy have an orgahlza : tlon which is to tho womon what tlio ( General Assoclntlon is to tho men. In i every dlstrlct a'ssoclatlon, and in ncar 1 ]y every church, thcro aro assoclatlons subslduary to tho Miswlonnry Union. 'which bear slmilar relations to the dls? trlct associations and to tho churches. j To show how tho work among tho J women has grown slncc 188S, tho fol ? lowing statement of monoys ralsed for inlssion purposes is Intorostlng: .' CONTRIBUTIONS FOR TJ1E YEAR 1D0C. Cash contrlbutions to for elgn board . ?G2,719 70 < Cash contrlbutions to homo. board . 37,391 50 . Cash contrlbutlonB to Sun day-school board . 30-1 lfi | Cash contrlbutions for fur nishlng and support of Margaret Homo . 3,186 6-1 Box.es to Homo Mlsslonarios valiied at. 47,23153 I "Furnishings" for mountain schools valued at. 1,939 90 i Cash total. 303,112 53 j Box total . 49,171 49 > Grand total . 1D2.773 39 | SOME STATISTICS OF IS YEARS' WORK. ? Detters and manuscrlpta. .. 215,952 | Lc-aflots and pamphlets dla tributed . 1,234.593 | Collectlon onvelopcs . 2,100.240 \Misslon toplc cards . 395,209 (Mite boxes or barrels. 151.197 I For 18 years, total contrl ' butlons .S1.2S5.SS1.12 The prosent ofllccrs of tho Woman's ?Mlsslonary Union aro tho followlng: Mlss F. E. S. Heck, prosidont, North Carollna. Vlce-Prcsidents?Mrs. D. M. Malone, Alabama; Mrs. E. Longlby, 1 Arkansas; Mrs. C. F. Wlnblglor, Dls j trlct of Columbia: Mrs. W. D. Chlploy, ; Florida; Mrs.'U;" D. Eastorlln, Georgla; i Mrs. T. C. CarK-ton,"'Indlan Torrltory; ' Mlss E. S. Broadus, Kentucky; Mrs. C. For a Good Complexion, Health and Beauty. vOR Clear Eyes ?Pure Complexion ?Sweet Breath ?Clean Tongue ?Calm Nerve3 ?Good Tempcr Eal a Cascaret whenever you suspec you need it. Carry a little 10c Emergenc; box constantly with you, in your Pursi * Pocket. When do y_ou need one? S ?V/hen your Tongue ls coated ?When you have Heartburn, Belchlng 'Acld Rlsings In Throat ?V/hen Plmples begln to peep out. ?When your stomach Gnaws an Burns. ? That's the time to check comlng Conslif ation, lndigestion and Dyspepsia. That's the time to take a Cascaret. * * * One tablet taken whenever you suspci you need lt will insure you agalnst 90 pi Cent ol all other ills likely to attack you. Cascarets don't purge, don't weakei ' don't Irrltate, nor upset your Etornach. They stirnulate the Bowel Muscles i contract and propel the Food naturallypa the little valves that niix Digestiye Juici wlth Food. Thls etronger action producea great. tiutrltton from food ar;d perfect elimlnatic o( useless materlals. | | lt makes the blood purer^ healthler ai more recor.structlve, Insuring a fine, cle color and complexion. * * * Then carry tlie little ten-cent box co Blanlly with you In your purse, and take Cascaret whenever you cusgect you ne tt. ! < All Drugglsts sell thern?over ten milli. boxes a year, for six years. | <i Bo very carclul to get the (jenitit made only by the Slerllng Remedy Coi pany and never sold ln bulk. Every lab fftamped "CCC." ""*.? Ammeti, Loulslana; Mrs. J. H, Eager, Marylaud; Mrs, W. A. McComb, Mlssls slppl; Mrs. J. L. Burnliam, Mlssotirl; Miss Susan Clarlce, North Carollna; Mrs. L. C. Wolfo, Oklahoma; Mrs. J. D. Chapman, South Carollna; Mrs. A. J. AA'heelcr, Tennossoo; Mrs. F. S. Davis, Toxas; Mrs. .1. P. Thomas, Vlrglnla. Ofllco Seeretary, Miss Ellv.ahoth Poul son, Maryland, Recordlng Secrotarlos ?Mrs. A. C. Johnson, Maryland; Mrs. F. C. AA'allls, Goorgia. Treaaurer, Mrs. AV. C. Lbwndes, Maryland. , The Sintc Unlon. The ofllcers of the Vlrglnla branch of the AVomnn's Missionary Unlon are tho followlng: Presldent, Mrs. Thomas 1'. Bagby, West Point; Vlce-Presidents?Ilrst, Mrs. W, S. Leake, Danvillo; second, MrB. Gcorgo A. Schmolz, Hampton; Corro sponding Seeretary, Mrs. Julian P. Thomas, Rlchmond; Recordlng Seere? tary, Mrs. George AV. McDaniolj Rich mond; Asslstant Recordlng Seeretary, MIsk Alta Fostor, Rlchmond; Treasuror, Mrs.. J. S. JainoH, Richmondl Audltor, Mrs. WlUIam Ellyson, Rlchmond; Su perlnteiident of Bands, -Mrs. G. F. AVil liams, Rlchmond. l.ocal Comiiilttccs. Tho local eonunlttees of arrango monts for tho prosent anriual sossion who will have all matters' portalnlng to the mootlngs ln chargc are as fol lows: 1. Arrangements?Mrs. Frank S. Woodson. Mrs. .1. S. James, Mrs. F. It. Boisseau, Mrs. J. P. Thomas, Mrs. B. B. Van Bnren. 2. Bureau of Information?Mrs. R. E. Gaines, Mrs. AV. A. Harris. 3. Publlcatllin?Mrs. G. W. McDanlel, Mrs. G. F. AVllllanis. ?1. Music?Mrs. AVm. Ellyson, Mrs. Frank S. AVoodson, Mrs. Niuinlo Colo maii, Mrs. J. S. James. 5. Fages?Mrs. Narinlb Coloman. (i. Reat Room?Mrs. D. A. Tlmber lako. 7. Fund for Reception?Miss Nannlo Bates, Mrs. S. 11. Cumpbell. S. Rocoptlon Conunlttoe?Ofllcers of AVoman's Missionary Unlon of tho South. The Week's Work. An intorostlng program has heen ar ranged for the mootlngs of the wcok. Tho ineetiaga will be held in the Sec ' ond Baptlst Cliurch, Adains and Frank ]ln Stroets. Tho ndreas of wolcomo wlll bo dollvered by Mrs. C. S. fiard ner, and rospomlod to by some one to bo appolnted by tho presldent. The program to bo carriod out is us follows: Tlmr.silay inornlng. 10 o'clock.?Opon Ing sossion. Nlnotopnth annual nicot Ing. Addresses of wolcomo and ro sponscs. Annual addrbss o? presldent W. M, U. Rcport of asslstant corres ' pondlng seeretary and treasuror. Nooti | day pruyor, Thuisday aftornoon, 3:15 o'oloek.? I Rocommondatlons of forelgn mlsslon | board and oxocutivo conunlttoe. Con I forenco on Voung Woman's AVork. Tiiursilay ovenlng, S o'oloek.?Pnh llc BOBsIon In Intercst of AV. M. U., prosluod over by Dr. R. .1. AA'lllinJumi. I Addresses by Dr. B. D. Groy, Dr. T. B, Ray, Rov. W, E. Croclcor, 3. J. Taylor, E. F. Tatimi, and other homc and for oign misslonarios, l'rlday momliig, 10 o'clock,?Rccom menflatlons of Sunday-achoo) nnd homo boardK. Koportg of varlous ooinmlttoos. Eleollon of oft'k-or.s. Noon-day prayer. Fridoy uftornoon, 3:16 o'clock.?Con foronco on Bunboam work. Reports ol conunlttco on plans of work nnd othct eoininltteos. Unflnlshed buslnoss, Sunday aftornoon, U:tr> o'eloclc? AddrossoB by Ml.ss Currlo Bostlck Mrs. J. ,1. Taylor aud othor home ant forelgn iulssionarie?. Finul adjourn mont, While no offlclul BCHslon of thl Unlon wlll be held on Sulurduy, tli foiiowing toplcal and Stato mcptlng have boun arrangod for delogatos a?< vlsltors: Saturday, 10-12 O'clock.?-Sunday scliopl 1'i.miii. luforniiii confaroncp o AVork for our Forelgn Nolghbors, lo by -Miss Marlo Buehanan; on Vouni Daiiios' Work auii on Sunbonm Unndi Saturday, 12 o'olocH,?Maln audlfo riuiu. Moetlng of A'lrglula wouun i iitii-iiduioi; on ('?"' conferenog an ilob gatcs ami vultor.-i. Prtsidod ovor b Mrs. Thuinat. P. Bagby, pruulUoiH Vli f;i111.i I'nloii. Otlipr Stata Conferencps wlll bo n: rungad fop tlm saino hour lu Hunilu> sehool and elabs*roomn, on rcquost t joiiros.-iitatlvoH nf vurlouu States. Saturday aftornoon, D o'oloek.?Tl ladius of Rloluiiond wlN toudor a r< poptloil to dologatpb and vlsltoia 1 tho Unicn at the Jofferspr, Uottl. WORK OF THE BAPTIST BOARDS View of Notable Task Accom plished in Field of Home Missions. 1IY ItEV. II. ?. GRAY, D. I> Coi-responging Sccrelury of. Home .llisiiioii Houril. Tho Homo Mlsslon Board is tho clearlng-housa of tho Southern Bap? tists, whoreby thoy scek to brlng thc supply of rcliglous fncllitles up to the demand ln every plac0 whero thoro is spiritunl destl tution. Southorn Baptists aro corrv ,ing to soo moro and more that tho only effoctlvo basls of world-wldo mls? slons is a thor ouglily evangellzcd lioine-lnnd, which is tho basu of sup plios for t h o across-Boivs actlvi tles. And t h o y aro coming to soe moro clearly that -tlio hlghost con sidorntlons of patriotism call for tlie effectivo propagation of rollgious trutliB among tho peoplo ever'ywhere in our country. To do this is tho missiori'bf tho Home MlSBion Board. Withln tho sixty-two yonrs of its history, wlth nn average of 205 missionaries employed, il ro? port* lio,000 bupttsms; 5,*J30 churches organissed, und many churcli bulldings orocted. This wus dono at a cost of $-1,000,000, whlch is $200,000 losa thnn the churches of tho denomlnatlon last year spent on purely local mattors. Tho board has organizod a number of churches withln tho bounds of the convontlon moro than ono-fourth us Uf.'ge as Iho ontlro number of cliurchas now ln Uio convontlon. Tho churches aro great forolgn mlsslon fecders. When tho board began work thore woro 125,000 Baptists among tlio 2, 800,000 negroos in the South. Now thero aro 1(100.000 nogro Baptists among !>,000,000 Southorn negroos. Bap? tists among thom havo Increased six toon-fold in sixty-two years, whilo tho raco increased a bit moro than three fold. Thls popularlty of tho Baptlst falth among negroos ia no accident. It is tho result of faithful work of Southern Baptists, for the black man through tho Homo MlBslon Board durlng ull thoso yuars. But even a gllmpse at tho various ac tlvltlos of thls grent ugency of ovan gollzatlon ls not possiblo in a brlef lutlur. When tho Southern Baptlst Conven? tlon mot in Richmond In 1S-IG, tho Homo Mlsslon Board wns a year old, had ralsed and oxpondod $0,000, and employed six niissionaries, ln 1SD!> tho convontlon camo agaln to tho Virglnla capital. Tho Home Mlsslon Board roportcd for tho year, $2X,S00 ralsed, 10-1 missionaries, and 1,075 briptisma. Sevonteon yoars passed. They in? cluded war, dlstross and Southern povcrty. Tho Baptlst host sont Its rep rOBOlltativOB again to Bichmond; $19,350 had boen glven to tho board thut year by tho peoplo out of poverty. Durlng 1'iiNt Vcar, t 'in 1KS8 the denonilnatlon onco moro . foregatliored to Richmond. Tho Homo Board had rnlsud for tho your $48,000 from tho chui'ches and omployod 287 iiiisslonurlos. Tho mlsaloiuirlea bnp tissed '1.S57 persons. In thls yenr ol* graco tho churchos' rcpi'i'scntntlvos onco moro tura tlioli faoos to tho city so favored ns a Moi'oa, In tho ycur tho Homo Board hat recelved nbout $231,000 dlroctly fron tho cliurcJiuB nnd moro Ihan $11,001 from othor snuroes. Elglitoon thousnni Bovcn liundrod and nlnety-elght bap tlsins nro reportod by missloiinrlos oi the boordi und 805 of theso havo boot omployod, ln other words, uinco 188S, tho glftt to tho work havo increased flvo-fold und tlio baptlsins and mlsslon worker; liuva quadruplod. lt ls a gnodly growth, nnd hotoken: not tho end, but tho boKinnlng of i liirger ennception of the Incronslni need of rollgious trainlng lo proporl; I'tilanco iho gn-utly enlfwged materla jXnooyvclty ot pur fair. SvUtliland, , *'. Sunday-School Work Has Met With Fine Success During Past Year. By KEV .1. M. FHOST, D. 11., Corrc?i>oiirtlut; Secroliir.v of Sundny Scliool Itonrd, The Baptlsts of tho South linll wlth dellght an opportunity to vlsit KIchmond. The conventlon ttssombles thls year under tho most encour aglng c i r c u iri Btancos. The Sun day-school board, as usual, haa had v.jm'a fine yoar's -work, $kjmi and will prosont an J||y exeoUent roport. Jl|?lT"l3 ls Its Bix Mpbj toenth annlvor ! ' ', sarv. Tlio first ar g|||p sary. Tho first ar %mjn tlclo that was wrltton proposlng * i| to tho Baptiats of tho South tho creatlon of a. Sun day-'school board was published in th0 Rellglous Iler ald, of Richrriohd"; Fobruury 10, 1890. Tho artlclo was written, !f I may verituro to mentlon lt, ln the house No. 5 Tjventy-ninth Stroet, which was owned aa a pastoriuin by the Lelgh Street Buptlst Church of which I was pastor at the time. The recolle'ctipns of that oecaslon are very vivid, nnd como , brick to mo now in an ticlpatlon of tho aasombllng of the con? ventlon In Itlelmiond. 1 have tn my pos sesslon a postal-card by Brothor Joc Montgomery, of tho Second Church. It cardo to mo tho mornlng aftcr my articlc appeared In tlio Herald, very brlef but vory hearty In its indorsement of the proppsltlon. It was tho flrnt word that came, nnd tho card lias been kept as a souvenir. Great Porcea at "Work. But great forces had been at work foi precoding years. Tho homo mlssloi: board hurl Inid out great plans for tht dehoinlnatlon in provldlng Suriday-sctioo! lltoraturo. Dr. I. T. Tichenor wau li chargo, and was ably nsslstod by Dr John Wllllam Jones. And thoy had ns tholr advocato . Dr. J. B, Uawthorno and in his towerlng Btrength ho clld li thoso days somo of tho best servlco 1k cyor dld for tho donomlnntlon. Then woro atruggles and controverslos ln. thos( days, but iiilglity thinga woro bolng: done and God was guidlng ln a wuy that nom of us at thu timo dreamod. The board was created ln tlio conven tion at Blnnlnghani; 1S91, and itn flnaiv clnl enreev hna been phonomonal. Thi llgurcs for thls must bo rotalned for tht roport to the conventlon. In theao slx toon years the board has given ovor twi hundrod thnusand ($200,000) dollara t. tho -deiiomlnation, and has uearly twi hundrod thousand moro Invested as th1 basls of Its operatlbh, I recall that whei the dlsousslon wu? on about formlng th Bunday-school board, ono nrgumont wa usod which I could not nnawor, vlz. Tho Aincrlcnn Baptlst Publlcatlon So cioty that year gavo tho forelgn rnlssio board two thousand dollara, Somebod wantod to know how wo could manng to savo that much monoy to tlio forelg mlsslon bonra ln futuro yoars, Not be ing good at prophesylng, 1 could not an swer, but theau elxtoen yeurs havo an swprod, Every plodgo mado to tho di nominatlon at that llmo bus beon full rodeenied nnd fur, far beyond. Ono ot tlie Fuctoi'n. Tho gri.'iit prospority which has markf tho progrt-ss of tho Baptlsts. of tl South, canie ln about the tlmo tho Sur day-acliool board WU|* oronted; and sun ly It oannot bo olalmlng too much i thlnk of tlio Sunday-school bonra as oi of the factors ln thls great onward movi inont. Cortalnly lt hna atood ln tho wi of uothlng, but has glvon a holplng hai so far naablo to every other intoros 1 almost vontiiro to thlnlc that the? Ba; tlsta of tho South found tflpnisolves wh< oroating tho Bunduy-seliool board, tu doeldlng to oonduct its own publishh buslncHs, to foster Its ?wn Sunday-goho cuubo uiul diroot Its own Blblo wor A pooplo aro at tholr best when rtlrec ing tholr own affairs. The uuustlcm wj onoo aalted Clluton B. JWfi "To wh doos tho MethodlHt Church owp Its gro BnopeBB?" llia ansl'or waa I "J-'o 'a'"1 ing Its own bueiness. and dolng its ov buslnesa." That lw t&> only rulo of ku ccss olthcr for an lndlvldual or poop: and that ls exaotly what tho Baptlsts tho South have beou dolng for the yeurs that aro pa3t, wlth great oarnoe iiosH and ln tho fW 0t a?^- An<1 l great reporlB of thls year uro thejr ?" wurd, , vVv'SrWVV\V>v tV Labors in Foreign Lands More Extensive Than Ever Before. BY REV. II. J. WIMAXGIIAM, 1>. V., CorrfKiiontUiig Seeretary of Forelgn MIsnIou Iloard, God is tho uuthor of forelgn mls Blons. IIo so loved tho world that He gave Hls only begotten Son to dio to brlng Kalvntion to lost mon. Foreign mlssiona ls based on God'a love. I t startod ln heayon. The Son o f God coiiiiiiissioned thoso who love Hlm to go Into all the world and preach Hls gospel to every creature. Tho whole gospel for tho wholo world Is tho wholo duty of every purt of tho wholo Chrls tlan' body. Nothlng Bhort of thls ls ln full aecord wlth ___,_tho purpose8 of ufm who has planned to shvo lost men. Tho great missionary movement, led on by AVllllam Caroy ln Bngland, rd BUltod In the organlzatlon of the Eng lish Baptlst Missionary Soelety in 1702. Thls aociety was tho ploneer of a!l modorn rhisslbriary soeleties suslalncd by voluntary contrlbutlons. It hae now been uctively engaged in work for years. AVhllo at llrst lt was sneorcd and scoffod at, many other socletlos have been organiised slnoc and Wlth ono cxceptlon al.l dbnqmlnu,' tions of Chrlstlans are jolnlng novi ln tho great work of world-wldu mlssloiiii Tho old society whlch sont out Carey has hilsslons ln lndla, Coylon, Chlna Afrlca, AVest Indles, ltaly arul France It i-aisod last year $300,173. They have ln thelr omploy 276 misslonarios, witt about 2,800 nntlve workors, includlnt tiay sclioolteachors. They reported foi 1000 2,105 baptiams, and havo ln con rioctlon wlth thelr work 23,000 monv berB. Tho Amerlcan Baptlsts organlzod ii May, 1811, undor wuat ls Rnown ai tho Trlonnlal Convention, All of tlu Baptlsts of tho Unltod States wprkpc in connoctlon wlth thls conventlot until, oN aceount of tho differencea o oplnlon ln roforonco to tlio quostion o slavory, a dlvlslon was mado, and tlu .Southern Baptlst Convention was or giuilzoil in Augusta, Gu? May 8, 18-ili ?Tho,Northern Baptlsts pbntlnuod thol work undor the nainu of tho Misslon ary Unlon. They havo gono forwan glorlously. Thoy havo to-day misslon in Burma, Assam, Siani, lndla, Clilnt1 Japan, tho Phlllpplno Islamla, Afrlc. and dlfl'eront counlrloH in Europi Dnst year they roporlod an Incomo o 0$88.1,1C0; they had 019 inlsslonarlei 4,.'115 nativo workors, and 125,003 con verts. Megliuiliig of Work. Tho Southern Baptlst Convention bc gan its work by appolntlng Rov. J. I Shuck, of Vlrglnla, ob a nilsalonar ln Chlnu. Rov. I, J. Roberts was ai polnted to work wlth hlm. Tho wor ln Chlna haa grown untll now tl board has four dlfferent mlssiona?oi in Shantung Provlnco, ln North Chiiu another ln Jnnd around Shanghnl, : Contral Chlna; unothor ln and aroui Canton; tho fourth ls ln Intorlor Chln tho niain stutlon belng at Chonkeho\ ln ilousin. Tho nilsslonnrlos work fi long tllstuncos around tho maln sti tlons, and oftlincs ono misslon hi sevoi'til of thoso maln stntlons, 1 Chlna tho work has udvaneod we Espoelally In tho last ten years tho has boon groat progresH. A publlsl Ing houao has boen bullt at Canto whlch supplles books, Hlhlcs, trac und othor lltoraturo. Tho board noxt toolc up work Afrlca. Thls was bogtin ln 1850, wl Eott Caroy nnd Collln Toaguo, two co orod mon, who woro isunt out fro Rlchmond, Vn, Tho llrst work w. imdortnlcon in Blborla, but lator tl misslon Avas trnnsforroil to tho Yortti countryi Avhoro lt has boon carrled i ovor slnce, . t. Tho convention begah work In Ita ln 1870. Dr, Georgo R. Taylor, tl son of Dr. Jamos B. Taylor, tho tlr Bcci'utwy. of tho UourU, ht*s boon star. Ing at hls post ln Rome slnco 1872. Tho laat few years tho mlsslon has boen reinforcod by Dr. D. O. AVhlltlng hill and Rev. Bvoretto Gill. Not only ls work belng dono throughout tho Fenlngula of Italy, but also in Slclly, Snrdlnla, and ln Tunls, North Afrlca. burdlnla. and ln Tunls, Korth Afrlca. Tho board began work ln Moxleo ln 1SS0. Rcv. J. O. Wostrup was tho flrst mlsslonary. Ho was murderod. Lr. W. D. Powoll took up tho work and carrled lt ou wlth _eal and onergy for a number of yenrs. Othor noble, con sccrated brethrbn havo had part. Rov. J. O. Chnstain and Rev. A. C. AVatklns depervo special mentlon. Thoy havo beon on tho lleld slnco 18SS. In Othor I.iuitlM. . Tlio work was boguti by tho hoard in Ilrazll ln 1881. It has prospered grcntly, and now tho board has a Ilno of niiBsions for tllbusands of mlles nnd has over 4,000 convorts. In 18S9 Rov. .1. AV. McCnllum wont to Japan and openod up work there. Tho climato has proved vory trylnp. on tlio mlsslonarlos, and lt has bom dlfflcult to koop a strong forco at tho front. Soveral new nilHsionarlos liavc recently boen sent to that country. AVork. wns begun ln Argentinn hy |Rov, ti. M. Sowoll, of Vlrglnla, ln 190.1. Tho outlook ls qulte liopeful; Already j several churches havo boc-n organlzod, fand tlie work prospora ln Buenos (Ayrcs, Rosnrlo and Santo Fe. ' In tho lnst fow yenrs thoro has boen !n marvolous ndvnnco lu tho work. both ln tho home nnd in tlio forelgn lands. The churches nt homo contrlbuted In 1897 $1_5,681. This year they havo gono up to $403,811. ln 1897 thoro wero 000 baptlsms; for tho past year thero woro reported !!,239. Tbe board during tlio past ten yenrs has glvon much attentlon to linprovo inontfj l'or permanent dovolopment, such as bulldlng homos for mlsslonalros, chapols, ostabllshlng prlntlng plants, theological semlnhries, medical mlssions and hospltals, and in othor ways strengihonlns tho work. These lm? provements they flnd to bo very, very helpful. Additlonnl Help. During tho slxty-tvo years of tho board"- oxistonco lt htis had only threo correspondlng socrotaries?Dr. Jas. B. Taylor, who served for twenty-slx years; Dr. II. A. Tupper, who served over, twonty-ono yo.ars and thn Inoumhent, who hns boen In oflleo fourtoon yoars. However, tho great increaso In tho work, and tho noeda for still grentor development, couaod tho hoard soveral years ago to omnloy ndditional help ln tho way of asslstant sccrotarlos. During tho past year the board has mado a great stop forward In thla directlon. Thero are now four socro? taries. In uddltlon to tho correspond lng secrotary, thoro Is an editorial secretary, flold socrotary and cduea tional socrotary, two of thoso having beon employed during tlio paat year. 1 Tho work of tho hoard was probably novor in bottor condition. A splrlt oC C hnrmony among tho brotherhood pro ? valls at homo and on tno forelgn flolda, a 11 aiso an earneit puvpaue to press forward to tako tlio world for Chrlst. _ '"m needa the NATIONAL Biscuit Dr. Burrows Wrote Account oi Convention of '59 for Rich? mond Papcr. ALLOWED QU/VRTER COLUMN Two Secrctarics Well Known Flgures Among Baptists?Long tn Office. Two o'f tho most lntorcBtlng ilguros In tho Southern Bnptlst Convontlon aro tlio Boorotaiios, Rov. Dr. J. Lnnslng Burrows, of Naahvlllo, ,Tonn., and Rev. Dr. O. P. Grogory, of Staunton, Va., both of whom havo hold olllco many years nnd both of whom aro known nnd cstccmod by practlcally ovory per? son ln tho donomlnatlon. Dr. Gregory ls a mon of broad scholar"*hlp nnd llno ctllturo und numbors hls wurin per uonul frlcndB by tho thousand. Dr. Burrows is n Bichmond "boy," nnd in hls timo lio was "ono of tho boye," too; ho Ib, or was, a newspapor man, und tho old lllos of tho Richmond Enqulror, tho Richmond Examlnor. tho old Rlchmond Tlmes nnd tho Commer clul Bulletln to bo found In tho Stato Llbrary, all go to show that hla work as roportor, und thon as city edltor waa of a. hlgh iiuallty. Tho record bIiowb that ln his roportorlal days he nover allowed a gullty Hem to oscnpo und when Dr. Burrows wm In tho newnpuper buainosa ln Rlchmond tho very alr was crowdod with Items, tlio most of them morc or less gullty. Dr. Burrows wus tho son of the Rov, Dr. Johfi L. Burrows, who came to Rlchmond ns pastor of ono of tlie load? lng Baptlst churcli when hls "hnpeful" was ln knee trouBors. Tlio aforesald "hopeful," lf he would do lt, could toll some wonderful storlos about the old tlmo Chureh HIU Cats. the Rocketta Cnts, tho East End Cats. etc, nnd their many rock battlos and watermelon pntch raids. Ho kno// vory much of them because ho was usuully thore. lt was tho most natural thlng ln the world for a (ightor of tho old-tlnio Rlchmond rock-battleB to bocomo n newspapor man, nnd thercfor0 some vears beforo tho broaklng out of tho War between tho States, Dr. Burroww beearrie a roportcr, gettlng IiIb flrsl trainlng on tho old Richmond Kn (tulrcr. Speaklng of hls early experience as a reported, Dr. Burrows yesterday said to n Times-Dispatch man: "I can remember as woll ns if lt era yesterday tho Southern Baptlst Conventlon of 1850. I reported It for tho Examlnor, and lt was no troublo at all. Tho pupcr didn't givo more than a quartor of a column of spaco to II. and lt was easy enough to flll that. I reckon Tho Times-Dispatch wlll do better thnn that for this conventlon." Dr. Burrows worked on other Bich? mond papers. and flrst nnd last he re? ported on tho Examlnor, The Tlmes and the Commorclul Bulletln, his ser? vice oxtending through tho dark days of tha war and reconstructlon. In 18G7 ho went to Dexingten, Ky.. nnd becamo a scltoolteacher. Wlthin a yenr hc entered tho mlnlstry. and wns soon catlod to a pnstoratc ln tho North. whlch ho fllled for elght years. He thon went to Augusta, Ga? and for elghteen yeara was tho pastor of tho Flrst Baptlst Chureh, a pulplt now fllled by tho Rev. Dr. Spnrks Meltoti. woll known ln thls clty. Dr. Burrows roslgnod tho Augusta pastorato to nc copt n call to thc Flrst Bnptlst Chureh, of Naahvlllo, Tenn., whore he still preaches the unadulterated goBpcl ln his plaln nnd enrnest way. As a pulplt orator Dr. Xirrows ls powerful, nnd tho secret of hls power Hc-c-ms to lie largely ln tho fact that oven should ho try, ho could not eori coal tho truth that hls heart nnd soul nro wrappod up In tho gospel whlch lio preachos. Ho ls pre-emlncntly a mnn of tho poople, and ho knows liow to roach tho poople, and ho roaches them wlth tho gospel. Speaklng yosterday wlth somo friends, tho doctor Baid: "I guess I was a pretty bad boy when I used to roam nrotind hero on Chureh HIU nnd down ln Rocketts and nll around; but do you know I lenrned somo things thon that are mlghty usoful to mo now ln prenclilng and apply ing tho gospol of Him who dld not dospiso tlio bad boy?" And a great big toar blossomod In tho good doctor's oyo. Tho Bord often makoH a good proacher out of what tho world tnkes to be a bad boy. Tlie Gnlllean fishormon woro snld to havo boen bad boys, and who knows but that they wont fishing on the Sabbnth"? And yot they becamc mlghty good preachors.