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Digital page images are linked to the text file. obiservedye into all the world will be a good motto to begin the 20th with tililudra a IVOL IV NO9 Copies 2 cents SHALL THEY HEAR WITHOUT A fREAOHER If FROM THE FIELD Accra West Africa Oct 6th 1900 Rev L Q Jordan Dear Sir and Bro Grace peace and love be unto you and family The kind letter of yours resched me a few minutes past 2 p m and I thought it well to give you an immediate reply This is the first time you ever conversed with me through writing but the recollections of YiU are still very distinct with me I forme i your acquaintance when you came to St Louij with an African brother and I met him and you at Bro J L Chorans church one night Your sparkling expression em bodied in your letter assigned subject for present thought and discussion little latt r on It is true I am a minister of the Gos pel of Christ and the excellent opportunity offored me I have employed in His noble service to won some souls for His kingdom and I thank and praise His dear name for it I am doing the work by faith unsup ported by any human organization bltss the Lord I spent my twentyfive years in America and England in the Lords work and saw the zeal of both brothers aud sis ters In the Lords vineyard for this retism w1i1 1l o tlud aI 11i wish to burden the churches end left it entirely in the hands of the Almight to di rect it and grant success to Hit poor and feeble saint We witlk by faith and not by sight 2nd Cor 57 for the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers but the face of Lord is against them that do evil 1st Peter 4 12 17 The church here was organized last year on the 26th July I got forty souls won for Christ and I shall baptize nine other candidates about the becoud Sunday I thank God my labor is not in vain Therefore my brethien beloved in the Lord be steadfast and unmovable al ways abounding in the work of the Lord for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain In the Lord Hoping to hear fnm you at tiny time May heaven shower its blessings upon you and the en tire National assemblage Yours under the blood ROUT T TAGOE Middle Drift South Africa O ct 5th 1900 RevL G Jordan My dear brother yours of August 15th to hand which found family all well I am still in bed suffering with the rheu matic fever and am unable to get about But taking all things under consideration our work is in good condition I also received with many thanks the 66 which I was greatly in need it just came in time to keep us from suffering VVe have only had one rain fall since I arrived home on August 22nd the rain fell forI twelve hours then the people began to plow and to sow their land and as soon as their crops were up the locusts came and cannot see a green plant in the fields About the photography was Just impossible to get any here Uta rea sonable cost therefore I did not get it I am willing and ready t6 do all you ask that is possible for me to do You asked if I have received any money from any one except the es Missionary society have not receivedanmoney from thatf IJSJ IiJ i I r society since I left America I have al ready written to you about the 5000 Miss J P Moore sent out for her school also the 8000 that Rev G W Lee sent About the missions roperty I am very anxious to obtain all necessary documents and to forward the same to you But as I have already told you before that ow ing to the hard times down here all the men have gone away to look for work as there is no work to be had at any price Hence I have only got a few old men and Women to work with Our work is an uphill work with every obstacle against us but with time patience and persever ance I hope to be able by Gods grace to accomplish all that duty demands me to do Now dear Bro Jordan the Bap tist denomination is a great representa tive body of people and should take a stand for Christ and His kingdom In order tj take that stand and to be able to compete with the other denominations we must render unto God what belongs to God not only our time and our talent but our goods also And they came every one whose heart stirred him up and everyone whom his spirit made willing ind they brought the Lords offering to id icufk i tib rlJ6 rli f urtHeL gregation Ex 3521 Rev Koti wife babe with their Tsren Africa brethren must help you feed those who labor with in the Gospel It true that we are all Bapeist but not John the Baptist and therefore cannot expect them to locust wild honI ey We would to pay our native workers a little something The educated natives have learned to use money and often we cannot get them to work without it and at present the country in such a bad condition that we a nnot ex pect much from the native I close with best love to you from us all Npv 20th dear Bro Jordan I hasten to drbp yeti these few lines to let you know tha t I have found 50 order my wife opened the letter must have looked over the Enclosed please find ceipt for 32 which 1 received wit any tlunks L hope this wU you Y Remeniber our missionaries at Sou watch meeting Talk about their 7 needs and give to relieve them Give I W LOUISVILLE IHOW familg and all enjoying the best of health daughter is up again thanks to ou tFathor for it I am better I can walk1utcannot get on my shoes Pray in need of all your prayers iff Your faithful servant JI BUCHANAN r British East VentrallUrica Sept 21 1900 Bro TJle particulars of the Ajawa Provi demJQA Industrial Mission are as follows 1 UPo get the land special for the mis sion 2 ftp open the plantation of coffee in hop obtain the main for the future tatijjns 3 1o up the house for the church and School purposes young men with the Clirstianentluence for the future work 5JJK bring up the young people with the Vdustrlal schemes T il5 is what we have already done jclcs are tlrcedy made for th ild- mg bU acres iLfe c lfurto rwcu fee plantation the house for myself E B P and Deacons and wives and two mothers in Queenstonwn South The us is live on and like is 1900 My the and order J58 find Dea put and already built with three rooms I built a little hut for school gatherings and w have 90 children learning how to rea the books and to write and 50 young la dies are learning to make their dresses but we need more tools for our work I had written you before this letter al about tools we need I sent you th picture of our school children a long with- the receipt of the money you sent the amount of 50 and some shillings Yours for the work of the Lord JOHN CIIILEMBWE- P S TIle land for the mission work is already tound about 93 acres Ifh YOU have given to our work received Tlihd Henald dont pout jmt write us t I TOITHE NEGRO BAPTISTS OF TIE UNITED STATES GiiEETiNG Brethren to us has been given a rare privilege We are to see a century die and that the greatest since the pendulum of time began to swing We are to see a millenium begin a sight de nied a host no man can number W have lived in la grand and awful time a are on ages telling to have been living i sublime During this wonderful cent ury the world has made more progress than in all other ages combined It has rent the veil from the Holy of Holies of natures secrets witnessed the enslave ments of forces and the emancipation of man In it dumb animals have been pit tied childhood protected manhood re deemed and childhood glorified Great as it has been to others to us it has been the very beginning our genesis and ex ous When it dawned we Vera clad only in a loin cloth and a fetter we crouched in the slave pen in South Africa in South America in the United States and the islands of the sea Without liberty without rights without God without in l iUvarld we TiirataEtturysounded the lowest depths of human woe but God who is no respecter of per sons in his infinite mercy shamed the nineteenth century to our redemption and today we stand redeemed regener ated disenthralled and free The mil lion things have become ten million citi zens Four million heathen have be come four million disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Nearly two million of them are gathered into the great Baptist churches the vastest body of Negro Chris tians on the globe The iron fetters have been melted into steel pens theauc tion blocks have been turned into twenty five thousand pulpits the slave pens in to a hundred thousand school houses the slaveship Jesus that brought over the fetish worshipers from the dark conti rent is returning with their children as Christian missionaries The race that lay on the highway of history robbed and half dead welter ug in its own blood passedby by Levite and priest has sprung up out of the dust and Eithiopia in America has stretched out her hand unto God What hath God wrought Thisis the Lords doings and it is marvelous In our eyes This is the dayCtlie Lord hath IIgiving I will pay my vows unto the Lord Brethren in view of this marvelous redemption God has wrought for us in 1tills century 1 as President of the Na loyififteen minutes of the dying year find the whole denomination bowed in prayer be fore God Let there be an observance of watch meeting every where in the churches and in the homes Let the new year the new century the millenium find us on our knees in prayer before God thanking Him for what he has wrought for us in America during the nineteenth centnry Let us ask Him to seal the re continued on page 4 r AFRO AMERICAN MISSION HERALD I PUBLISHED MONTHLY For the Foreign Mission Board by the Cor responding Secretary ROOMS 718 WALNUT ST LOUISVILLE FOREIGN MISSION BOARD THE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION tev John H FrankPresidentLouisville Ky H Parrish D DTreasurerLoui- sville Ky SecretaryRev718 W Walnut Street Louisville Ky Rev C S MissionaryForeign Entered at the Postoffice at Louisville Ky as secondclass matter MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO THE TREASURER missionaries addressvance HELP HELP REV L N CHEEK CANTON MISSISSIPPI MISSIONARY VOlt AFIUCA Heathen lands are canine brethren Millions there in drakne s roam Let us not forgt thm ever When we bow in rayer at home Think of Cninas teaming millions And of Africas certain doom Think of Indias false religions Yet Christ sass that there is room Let us then be cheerful givers To this cause which is our own Hr will bless all our endeavors And will bring us to His throne Awake ye Christens to your duty Give as God has given you xablre oargrtr 4tIyFor each little thing you do O what a blessing to begin the new year the new month and the new century with a pray and an offering for the lost in heathen lands BRO pastor did you read Dr Morris appeal for African missions t is for a watch meeting offering THE time given for the preliminaries t our National meeting is too long The Southern Baptists and indeed all large bodies of Christians are dispensing with a lot of the redtapetimekilling openings We meet to work and not to have a m tial admiration society IF we could have fifteen minutes give to talks on good manners purity of thought respect for women the worth of the marriage vow at the open ing of every lodge society and church would surely help our people Again I those who run restaurants barber shops and other places would see that all vulgar talks were excluded many of th horable thoughts that are undermin ing our race would die The lynching and burnings that are taking place al over this country call for serious though- among us IN our 15567 Negro Baptist churches in America during the conventional year closing Aug 31st 1900 we had 60650 accessions 4 i members to each church In our 35 churches in Africa and 3 in British Guiana38 churches w had 900 additions 23J members pe church At home we have every form of printed matter an open Bible and freedom to worship God as seems best to us while our brethren in other lands are hindered often by what seems mounttable obsticles and yet they have out stripped us 7 to 1 All honor to our zealous hard working pastors at home and double honor to our tried hunsry and oft neglected missionaries abroad Rev J L Cohran our National Sta tiction shows that 66650 were baptized Into the fellowship of the 15567 Negro Baptist churches during the past con ventional year This wag only 4 jind a fraction for each of our churches B eth renl this Is too small an ingathering too few when we see the downward tendency of our age and people 0 for a spirit of prayer and season of revivals in our churches We must Implore the a d of the Holy Spirit iln our preaching Let our watch meeting night be so arranged as to set fire to every part of this country In His name let us wrestle in prayer for bringing of souls Into ills kingdom WK call special attention to the appeal of Rev E OMorris D D President of our National convention in an other col umn He asks that every churei In our great Baptist army take a 20th ten tury collection at the watch meeting This will be at the birth of the new century What a sight for God and man to Jbehold while a century is lt ln wrapped In its swaddling bands ant an old one stretching in the agonies of death a greatful race out of their poverty Wen ready to send light to their heat hen brethren From our knees to the work of soul saving will be a theme poets and historians will s ng and write about when we are dead The Board extends Ithanks to the pub lishing Board through Dr Boyd for 300 Easy Lessons and Catechisms part of these will be sent to Bro Chilembw at once We are also thankful to the Vo men Missionary Society and Sunday School of Hernando Mississippi for a machine Rev J C Battle of Pine Bluff Arkansas for a small organ and rev Geo W Lewis Greer Arkansas llr a TlesMisse to Dr Anderson and his people for good over coat for Bro Koti ARKANSAS Baptists at their S ite meeting held at Little Rock Nov i25 raised 614000 They gave Bro J 102 on his trjpjiotne and enouRhJ work to make S1U5 Truly the GiflO Baptists of Arkansas are setting a god pace for the Baptists in other states vnrho number from 2 to 5 times as many There are several reasons for this two of which we give 1st More Negro Baptists in Arkansas read our own publications and are made to believe in the possibil ities of the race 2nd They let one mqn a godly manDr Morris leadIAT our National couvcntifn heir in Atlanta 1895 we raised 8900 It was here we reorganized forming our present board system At our St Louis meeting after six months of the best hiist secretaryuwe we a se ries of Sunday School Periodicals which workingnour we repor ted 7000for Foreign Missions 49000 for publication 3000 for B Y PUv irk Mistperson who cannot see the difference between toureyenrs us report 90000 D V or more at Cirvin nati in September 1001 Let us pray and forwrdtabroad OUR January Herald will be graced rcit the pictures of many of our godly wrnne who have been chosen by their States as oncers of The womans Convention besoghrt Guiana we hoped to be able to go in Oc tober and so wrote brethren Anderson and Sargent but we could not It is needful tbdt we visit this field and that at an early dater THERE will be watch meetings held in out churches throughout America and the people will go from their knees to the ta ble to give something for Africa if jtold about it Vie notice three different kinds of ways of servln the Lord 1 In slavish fern about death and he I 2 In obedience as a sevant for the final reward a heavenly mansion an t everlasting glory 3 lu pure love more liky a faithful wife will srve her hus and just for frfllowslrps sake Which of the three Rio you cho sd as your way to serve the Lord IN all napti t and business circles fir the American Baptist Home Mission society we know Rev T J Morgan D U for the American Baptist Publication society we kn w D A J R iwland for the Mission ary Union we know Dr table for the Southren Home Board we knew Di Tech nor a id now we know Dr Kerf lot forth e Southern Foreign Mision B lard we know Dr willingham fIr the Southern Baptist Publishing Board we know Dr Frost fII our own Publishing Bard we know Dr Boyd B Y P U Board we know Hev K w D Isaac but as fur nur Foreign Mission Board appeals are made over first one name and thn another we have been leegyears things to hold our work in tact iH its rral object the name of its Board nd its secre tary These should be kept before the people T pievnt oonfliut an confusion they should know one man when it corns to correspondence and business matters TO THE BAPTISTS OF FLORIDA Fellow workers your Board feels calle upon to andress you through The Herald to save the expense of postage Miss De yuuThevention at F rnsndena in April Just and the pledge of your delegates at Richmond when they promised to send her out in Dec what are you going to do about it The womans convention Auxili TV t the National couvention are anxious to aid you all they can in getting thir siter anti co laborer off and we must ursre you to oak good your promise that no disgrace come our cause At a meeting of the Board het today it was decided that our mission aries go out anuary 23rd by the Amer- Ican line on the Steamer America We as that the appeal for watch meeting heeded If this is done by very Rapti chu ch in Florida our sister can go to th neededIlightenWithShall wt to men benighfd The lamp of life deny- NOTICE I sNotice comes lo us ofa number of persons acting as agents for The Foreign Mill sion Board We call upon all our friends to remenber the Board has but 3 agents namely namelyRev Royal H Brown Philadelphia Pa Rv M H Williams and Rev C S Morris Bro Williams travels with an illustrated lecture Bro Brown is at work in New York and Rev 0 S Mortis who has been woi king jointly between Toe American Baptist Missionary Union and our Board By the terms of our contract his work terminates with Decem ber when he goes to spnd four months with the union Whether this plan will be renewedafter April 1901 will be deter mined later By order of the Board at Richmond at least four district men lire to be appointed and put to work by Janu uary igOr All appointees will hold commission signed b the officers an stamped with the legal sal of the Board Demand such credentials and any travel ing agent who tails to show them please pass them by andwrite us That all the world might have the gospel our Lord organized the churches as recruiting stations and drill rooms m0nn every e sun They are holding the fort praying and begging for reenforcements 0 if we who love the Lord would only heed the call Recruits are ready but ou tardiness in obeying keeps them from th field The spirit to lynch and burn American citizens of color seems to be on the increase again The crime of one seems an excuse to punish all Crinin should be punished without reguard tjj the color of the crimi nal Let the race do the right listen to couragein standit TO THOSE WHO PLEDGED TO THE SUPPORT OF REV L N CHEEK Beloved in the LardYour Foreign Mis sion Board is pledged to the whole or par tial support of two missionaris In West Af rica twelve iu South Africa one inEast Central Africa and three in dritish Guiana Your Board believes the whole missionary work is a work of faith and love but five years experieuo convinces us that we must have the Lords frieuds stand by us or the work will fail Our dear Bro L N Cheek a young mastrong aud qualified for his york feels called of God to go to Africa to preach to her perishing millions The Na tioual Convention voted that he go as soon as means fur his trip and support was warranted We provided hive a pledge book and be bpent one year among the cnurches securing pledges to be paidan nually The first payment was due Aug 3ist as we hoped to get him off soon after the National meeting In Richmond paysmade on the good name of our Baptist Zion is your name Bro Cheek has 7oo pledge we wear to an expense of 1200 to senda special letter to every one who pledged and the only followiug responded Mrs Macon Smith Ddllaa 1 00 Jack sun AbHOuiatioii MISS IU 00 Rev Gib MIssionarylITex 100 Missionary Society New Hope church Indian Ter 500 Turned in by Rev L N meek 5000 The Board has voted that our brother sail January 23 D V Will you hold him here when the aster calls him to Africa Please send us your pledge at once Ex cuses will not buy his ticket nor set you youdpay As a God youkforseyou now to 1IAIlINO H PRANK Chmn L1 JOHDAN Secy a A BOARD MEETING At a meeting of the Board held Tues day Dec 4ch it was decided to call upon all our churches to unite in special prayer for our work on watch meeting night and that a collection be taken after the turn of the night In this way the first collection in the new cen tury the new year and the new month will be given to send Bibles and preach ers to our FATHER LAND It was also decided that our missionaries sail Wednesday Jan 23 1901 The states of Florida and Mississippi sendingMisscourse Bro Koti must go as his wife ThedtheBoardto do They look to God and the readyIntween our workers in British Guiana it was thought wise by the Board that the Secretaryvisit that field at the earliest opportunity This will be done as soon as our missionaries are off Revs H N Bouyes and B HellmanI Secretariese oneinMoney was appropriated to Brethren buildingRev JB W D Isaac has called the N B Y P U to a special service Sim day afternoon Dee 30th Every Union should observe this day and service Ji WOMANS CONVENTION Auxlllaryltfthe National Baptist Convention OFFICERS Mrs S W LaytonPhila PaPresP j BryantAtlanta Ga V Pres Miss N H Burroughs Washington D C Cor Mrs V W Broughton Nashville TennRec Sco Miss S CV TreasViceMrs C M WellsMontgomery Ala IIJ H Thrown Arkansas Miss Dell W DattleArdmoro I T M Williams California GW TylerHartford Conn Miss Katie AndersonWashington D C Mrs A M Holman Tampa Fla GaMrsMaggie C Cox 0 T Miss Lizze CrettendonLouisville Ky Mrs MD JonesTopeka sans ft Bettie F Hunter Miss Mary F GrenDaltamore Md Amanda Godsey St Louis Mo E H McDonald New Bedford Mass Miss C Fannie BlountWllmington NO Mrs E L EatmanRoselle J N Delia Hill New York N Y Wm Be1ayEnla Ohio D F BrownPhiladelpda Penn R J Rat litr Nashville Tenn toM M Buckner Austin Tex Elizabeth Fox Salem Va Mrs J P DrownRoslyn Washington MOTIVES FOE CHRISTIAN GIVING LOVE OF GOD 2ND COIL 51314 1 The cause of Christ Is fostered by our gifts in service and treasure The underlying principal that should prompt all our giving is love for Christ Christ mas is celebrated to commemorate Christs birth as we show our love to our friends as their birthdays by giving some little token of love we can honor Christ on Christmas by showing our love to him giving ourselves more fully to His ser 1ht givilig bur means to support the and to relieve the poor and needy at our door for as much as we do any kindness to the least of Gods children He accepts it as done unto Himself Think of the unspeakable gift God has given us John 316 In giving his only begotten Son He gave the greatest gift of heaven and with Himwe have the promise of all needful blesssings We long to see love for Christ so possessed of IHIs children that there will be abundance in the Lords treasurer for all lines of his work jast as when the tabernacle was erected and the temple repaired thei people had to be restrained from brlng ng Our ove for our relatives and friends is measured largely by what we do for them hence we labor spending and being spent in the Lords service not to obtain salvation for that is the free gIft of God through faith in Jesus but as an evidence of our love to God count ing it a privilage and our highest joy to be called upon to share with our Lord in his wonderous plan of saving the lost Only as real love to God fills the soul and moves the people to give can we look forward with assurance for the success of any plans we may devise More love to Thee 0 Christ More love to Thee Hear thou the pray I make On bended knee This is my earnest plea More love 0 Christ to Thee More love to Thee more love to Thee LOVE TO OUH NEIGHBORS 2 The second great command Love thy neighbor as thyself comes to me as another great motive that should prompt Ohrstians to give liberally When I love God I am made able to love my neigh bor Its the love of God that enables me to lay aside malice envy strife and evil speaking and love my neighbor Indeed we express our love to God by deeds of kindness and chrtrity to our neighbors for Gd is in heaven having need for i AFROAMERICAN MIS ION HERALD nothing It is not enough to say we love our neighbors we are admonished to feed the hungry clothe the naked visit the sick those in prison and in every way sympathize and administer to those needing our assistance THE LOVE OF THE GOSPEL Love to God not only leads us to love our neighbor and seek his temporal well knowIngitit has rescued our souls from misery and woe and so we are constrained to tell our neighbors this good news that Jesus bringDavIdrQadydearlyrafices that sister Delany may go an cair the old story to Africa We ar now called upon by strong appeals com ing directly from our missionaries the field God grant that all hearts may bestirred and thrilled with a peeper sense of our obligation to our brethren across the sea than we ever have been and then pay and go as the Lord shall lead God has promised to give his son the heathen for his inheritance How thank ful we should be to have a small share i the fulfillment of that promise- A hearty response is expected from our sisterhood every where I know not what your thanksgiving offering amoun ted to but whatever it was that will no hinder you remembering the heathen in connection with your Christmas offer- Ings I know of no better way to honor Jesus whose birth we commemorate at that time than by making an offering to foreign missionaries This matter of giving is so important and God is so jeal ous of his glory that Be gives us special directions in the book as to the way we should give that there may be no mis take as to the natives that prompt us We are instructed in the word to give willingly cheerfully re ularly and at God has prospered us In proportion to the extent we follow these sacred direc tions will our missionaries be provided for both in the homeland and on the for eign fields The Baptist women of Nashville are gathering their forces to gether and planing for more aggressive work An enthusiastic meeting washes in the First Baptist church East Nash- vIlle an interesting programme was rendered and some money raised for foreign missions Rev Cheek was present in the womans union meeting Sunday No vember 18th All churches represented took one of his coin mailers to fill and re turn by the first of January Rev Cheeks presence and works of cheer were inspiring to the workers SHE LEADS Each month we shall take pleasure in giving to our readers the name of the Vice President or other icer excluding the Secretarywho raised the largest sum of mouey This month Mrs Brown Vice President Penn leads the roll having bent in 1461 Sister Brown means business Let other workers bestir them elves RECEIPTS OF THE WOMANS OONVENTIO FOR NOVEMBER We sincerely thank the friends for the monies sen up during month Our women responded fiche to our Thanksgiving appeal and we beg to urge all who have not sent in to send us at least a postage stamp to help us in our Womens Missionary Society Sardis church Enon Ridge per Mrs Ellen Presley cents- ARKANSAS rs Polly Dawson Haynes Dollie Green Magnolia 50 Mary Phillips Hope 50 DISTRICT COLUMBIA Mrs E GRoss Washington oo FLORIDA Mrs A M Holman 35GEORGIAMrs Victoria Tippins Manasas 10 f Jas Bryant cut I oo MM Beaver 50KENTUCKYMrs Y L Newton Louisville 50 Susie Thomas Louisville I 50 31RevMrs M B Wallace Danville oo Zion church Louisville 4 08 Ninth Street church 3 II 35MrMiss Crittendon D1ARYiLANDa Mrs H A Clark Baltimore 50 M F Green Baltimore 3 oo MISSISSIPPI Ad Hilliard Lula 50 Mrs Virginia nighton Yazoo City 50 C E Davis Raymond 50 50Mrs35Miss35MrsMiss Luolla Saul CairoJ ao Mrs Alice Wright for Missionary Society Cold Water Mrs Ella Wilson Anding 50 50MisMISSOURI 50MissMss Nannie Chism Macon Mrs Aleria 50NORTHMrs Martha Reavis Raleigh i oo SOUTH CAROLINA Mrs Laura Coxum s i 5o MrsFAKeith DarlingtonIu u Ss continuedon page 4 00 RESPONDING SEQ R TAltyS COLUMN The State Secretary of Ithe Ind Wpr mans convention has informed us that they ave ready for shipping a box for our inc ustrial school Many thanks 0iWe are preparing a pledge chart for mans missionary societies It will bw thing f beauty and every society in thi countr ought order one Write us 0 oildaeyear to go home foreign missions and our educational work 0 Mr Harriet Garnett of Philadelphia Pa an Mrs Delilah Nichols of Eockport our oldest contributor Th formerisent us 50 cents for this month an offerntoo the preservation of her life Mat leaven bounteously lengthen out their days cotMrs D F Brown Vice President for Penn has the largest club of readers thus far of any of the women of our convention Let us not forget to urge our women to read The Herald the bulwark of missionary information 0 After reading our appeal Mesdames Cochran Brokenbarr Duncan and Miss A A Brown of Laweranceville N J sent ui a box containing nearly every article for sewing room a Bible for Rev Chilembwe and tracts to send out by Miss Delany We have valued the box at 400 and desire to thank these good women for the sewing outfit o Our local committee Mesdames C H Parrish Jno H Frank Mitchum Roane Misses Katie Guthrie Lizzie Crittendon Vice President Ky and your Secretary are drng all they can to push the work in eacfichurch We hold our meetings monthly and many plans are being laid for eqective work among our women o But too great issues face the Christians of this c IUntry 1 lI w shall we as a Christian nation do our part in helpIng evangelize the world 2 What shall we do to save our countr from political degredation and moral rot tenness Let us as Negro Baptists and as offeringyour lives and our means Have you seen our local constitution They are now ready and we will send you one dozen for 30 cents We wish to urge the women to send for them as they contain many useful suggestions on mis sion work childrens bands and how to use our Tot roll A two cent stamp will pays for one 0 Whenever you receive a letter from us asking fjr a small contribution to aid usI iu work and you find that you can not comply with it write us a line and let us khow that you received the letter andJ send us a one cent stamp that we may appeal tp some one else If you cant do help us to reach the sister who canj Each letter you receive represents at least three cents We hope our women will mace it a rule to at least pay theI cost if they cant contribute a dime 0 busysSix hundred such letters were mailed from this office to six hundred women asking them for a dime or a dollar If you have not responded to the call it is not too late row to give your thanks Sending out these letters cost us a great deal and if ea h one would only pay the val ue of her letter we would be gladof that Send us a least ten cents We feel very proud of the promptness with which many of you are responding to our call and want to thank each one for her offering CHILDRENS CORNER BY AUNT JANIE BRUNSWICK GA Our little cousins Rich and Poor are going to have a merry Christmas because each one is going to try to make someone else happy Here is a letter cousin Lou is wrote from his nursery Dear Cousin theyLnurIon which we celebrate the birth of our lov rejoicingr etare poorer than we are and those little children who have no dear mother and father and gladly share our gifts with them 3rd Do not forget to send to our treasurer a gift for our dear brethren in Africa She youdsuch a person asSantaClaus our parents theytwith any false ideas 5th What great gift can you give Jesus Nothing will yourheartI only selected these because they suit the holidays Here is a story written by cousin Edna for the children in the nursery LITTLE JOES CHRISTMAS GIFT SAID LITTLE JOE TO HISS1STEII ALL1E Allie wate up Joes so tole Hud me tose as mamma uzed to do Allie and Joe ages six and three were two little children whose mother was dead Their father was a drunkard and when drunk he was very cruel to these two little ones never would he allow neighbors to do any thing for thembut the kind hearted country folks would slip in and give them bread As there was no so slidswere poor to take the children into their homes night after night these little motherless children would sit alone by the dull tire made of chips that they had gathered during the day But small as Allie was she knew how to pray and every night she and her baby brother knelt beside their bed of taughtyinto her arms kissed his cheeks and told him all about their mamma who was in heaven with the angels She sung these few lines to him I want to be an angel and With an angel stand A crown upon my forehead A harp within my hand After the song was ended little Joe laughed cheerily and said Allie es da a town to fit a por ittle boy like me She told himlIyes Allie well look so rettymamma and you and mebutpoor papa es he tu have one two Allie was choked with tears but before she could answer a step was heard it was their father coming in not cursing but crying Instead of covering up their heads and fearing to movefor he their father would often go to them and if he found no scanty meals prepared would treat poor little Allie most cruelly and alone many a night was she com pelled to sit up in the cold dreary room a punishment This father before taking the wine cup was a prosperous kind hearted farmer but now he knows nothing but cruelty The neighbors had already predicted that unless these little ones were better cared for they would surely die That day he could buy no whiskey he had no money and no friends and a man oared for whiskey is demon If Allie had not been taught by her mother to love God and his dear son Jesus both she and Joe would have been crippletromman came up to the door he heard a sweet and pleading voice it was that of little ii Allie She said pear God make papa i continued on page 4 I r AFRO AMERICAN MISSION HERALD ood to mypdorbrotlier Joe and mew love him so muchthe man put his ear nearer and before he knew he was on his knees and a large lump was in his throat and a big tear In his eyemay our dear angel mother forget us not from her home in heaven and send some one to love brother Joe I am a big girl and do not feel papas hard blows as much as my little brother please send paper a Bible so he can be a good man and wear a crown too You know he burnt the one that use to beon the shelf This was too much for the father He prayed as she prayed also there stood before him a pIcture of his whole life the time when he was a sober industrious man the day he married Mary his wife and the lovely cottage with little Mile playing among the flowers and baby Joe cooing in his carriage and the night he went to a Christmas frolic took and drank the fatal wine cup then the sheriff ordering him to leave his home and how Mary wept the old hut where he now lives but when he saw before him the face paled and suken of his dying wife and those thIn lips and withered hands pleading to him to love the two little ones he arose and as she said amen he went into the house Allie was in bed with her arm around Joe both trembled from fear for they knew his cruelty Although it was late at night Allie was praying The were wide awake it was too cold for them to sleep he tenderly kissed each and took them in his arms and told then that papa was going to be good to then always and they should have a Christ mas giftfor their mother would sew and save a few nickles to always buy her children a present on Christmas To think of being kissed by their papa was a great gift for these two motherles children Next morning Joe said Al lie Doddid send us a peasant for papa tiss was so feet Allie kissed his little cheeks and wondered had they been in dreamland but to convince them that it was not a dream their father had gone out and gathered some wood and made a nice fire then he for the first time ir many days tenderly hugged and kisser the two chilren cooked the scanty meals asked Gods blessings over it and the three ate together He before leaving told them be good papa will not be out late Two happier children were never seen that day Allie and Joe went out and cut their little Christmas tree from near their mammas grave Their father had gotten a days work on a farm and with the pay bought some groceries and a few toss Never was there a more joy ous home than that one On Christmas morning sure enough the minister of the village sent their father a Bible for his Christmas gift and before 12 oclock that day a mes sage was sent to Mr Brown the chil drens father that a lady was at the lit tle country hotel and wanted him Who could she be he wondered So he tried to brush UD neither one knew the other but it was his only sister a wealthy lady who had spent many dollars to find her brother 0 the joy of that meeting The whole family left the next day and now Mr Brown is a sober consecrated Christian Allie and Joe are attending school at Nashville where their aunt lives This is a good lesson for mothers Always teach your children to pray for prayer will open the doors of mercy When your little ones are left alone in this cruel world without a mothers love and care Allies prayer converted the drunken futher Be careful of the wine cup Let us celebrate the Saviours birth in a more befitting manner and tlierevill be less drunkards r continued from page 3 The purchase of a church Bell Is not a transaction to bo entered into unadvisedly Or lightlyWe shall b pleased tp acquaint you with the surpassed merits of ou- rBLYMYER QBCIOL r herein ormaanco apd durability harmonize most acceptably I Clncfanati 4IIuuadrY fl h C nc uaatl t HOME MISSION DOTS WHEN President McKinley on an ex confederate badge and wore it on to Washington he incurred the di of thousands of rabid down hlttbreastrefused to vote for him preached about the consent of erned to in the aDdtdeafhfightThese facts partly apttthy both sectionsCommercial Now that the Jim Orow Car Ljaw is constitutional the duty of the Afro American League and all other aglencit s whose ohjct is to better thR condition of our people must pet to work tai have the law enforced Equal accomo ation a unoktr chiar car and Sleeper for the Negro This effort to bumilitate us should be fought with all the power at our command Let ua look to fled and btUle against all who would oppress UE We wish and pray that all our roadei may have a Merry Merry Xmas Let us celebrate the day as the day on which Or id gave the arid its greatest gift Jesus Christ the worlds Redeemer Try to make some one happy on tha day Di steer clear ot the rum ju and all its kith and kin May YOU each and all have a Happy New Year Bro Jordan will be happy to know that our readers and helpers are happv Our dear brethren wno are so far far away will not join in our merriment aioum our Xmas firu but on watch mteling night we can all help lighten their ourd Gas See your pastor and urge dm ob service of watch meeting for out workers and work in other lands Mississipi Nov 8 1000 Dear Bro Jordan I attended tlx Wo mans convention at Water Valle am was delighted with the noble met am women composing that body Mon y for the different objects was reported ad all seemed imbued with the spirit tOjiork- I was grieved to learn however tfil the Foreign Mission money was spent with other money 0 how my heart bred I thought of our poor missionaries and their children I thought of that Text I often hear you mentionIn as much find remembered that Jesus will rd uarc the treatment we give our missionaries is unto himself Starve the dear Lord iVhy no all will say but Jesus sayx In as much as you treat these my litt ones- so you treat me so Tne money given year before last was given Dr Bowln and there seemed some doubt as to u hither it was received by the Board Many ood loyal and tried Baptists in our state stand ready to obey our Master and send the word where we cant go Dont grow liscouraged but look to that Jesus you so earnestly plead for I am your sister in service Owing to our small space we never give communication of a general mture but the above is so shocking we can not efrain We can hardly believe tle Bap- tIsts of a state who gave to Africa a McKinney whose are bones mingled in it soil a state that spent so much money and gave so many prayers and tears when a Topp and Diggs went op that long journey could be so dishonest iurely a Temple a Bowen a Topp and a Sister Miller who been in personal communication with our workers would protest against any such injustice to our workers Surely the Mississippi Baptists who gathered at that con entior believe in the GOLDEN RULE REV COHRON SPEAKS Dear Rdaders of the Mission HtraldIa- m glad to Inform you that we bald Rev Koti with us on the 16th inst Thei weather was disagreeable but we haila fair idience and a very Bro Koti made a Ivery Interesting address I was highly pleased with his lethod of presenting the missioi work He did not attempt to preach a sermon but spoke to us 1st About the condition of Africa Secondly Her needs Thirdly Our duty to Africa His address has splendid eflect upon the audience and I believe it will be fruitful of much good We gave him 7 26 he left us Saturday morning for Kansas City Last Sunday morning we had a very delightful service large congregation two additions one bj relation and a canditate for baptism Collection 84000 After which I spoke about Bro Jordan Idesiring some one tc buy an organ for Sister Delany to take with her to Africa where she goes to la bor with Rev John Chilembwe and to my surprise and beyond my expectatior the members pledged themselves to buy the organ They pledged 4075 apart ol which amount is already in bank My heart was filled with joy to see the mem bership of my church take hold of this work of love without being urged to do so I praise God for such a people This convontional year we are expecting to dc greater taings for foreicrn mission than ever before we are expecting greater things from our entire state Our churches are very strong numerically but our desire and interest in our Lords kingdom cannot be measured by the size of our churches God bless Bro Jordan in his struggles for Africa Missouri PacificRailway The Great Through Line from ST LOUISTo Kansas City St Joe Omaha Pueblo Denver Salt Lake TRY THE NEW FAST TRAIN KANSAS and NLBRASKA LIMiTED Iron Mountain Route The most direct line via St Louis to all points in ARKANSAS TEXAS WEST SOUTHWEST Pacific GoalLimited TO CALIFORNIA Free Reclining Cimlrs on all Trains For maps rates free book on Texas Arkansas and all the Western States and further information call on our local ticket agent or write R TG Mattho ws T P A Louisville Ky II Townsend G P T A st Louis M- ocontinued from page L demption of Africa then as the bells peal out a greeting to the new year let is every where throughout the fifteen thousand Baptist churches our one mil ion eight hundred thousand members lay the first offering of the new century on the altar for Africas redemption Let us pray and give that in the twentieth seutury the hour may strike for Ethi- opIa to suddenlo stretch out her hands to God Let the collections be forwarded at once to Rev C IT Parrish 718 W Walnut Street Louisville Ky and help to swell the 40000 twentieth century und of the Foreign Mis4ion Board of the National Baptist Convention E C MORRIS Pres Natl Baptist Convention B O SWROYAL BLUE SERVICE ST LOUIS OINCINNA TI LOUISVILLE COLUMBUSPITTBBURG WASHINGTON HALTIRORS PHILADELPHIANRw BEST LINE- BETWEEN THEEAST and WEST Luxurious Vestibuled Trains Palatial Ladles Coaches Pullman Drawing Room Sleeping and Observation Cars B O sW DINNING OARS Meals Served a la carte at POULAB PRIORS I For rates Maps Timetables or Sleeping Chair Space Gallon any TicketAgent or address 0P McCARTHYIP A Cinclnn tia O NOVEMBER RPORT For the month ending November 30th 1900 we beg to submit the following re port and to thank the friends associa tions and conventions for all monies re ceived From the Treasurer National Baptist conven tion 6660pALABAMA New Asia church per Rev S J Taylor Coaling i25 Mission Band E Lake 2s childrens Band Shiloh church Birmingham WomenslSoclety Tabernacle church Birmingham 4t Alabama State Convention per Miss N H Burroughs 2s7i Miss R A Miles from collections 3800 ARKANSAS L D Davis Pendleton 100 Rev Z R Reeves Hope on 2oth century pledge 350 sirs Irene WhltclicndWabbesoku 250 Mrs A smith Smith ton 25 Mrs I G Baily Pine Bluff 100 L S Lewis New Luwisvllle 4oo Sale of pictures 3oo Sale of Heralds 850 Arkansas Convention i75oo Miss Lake Village 500- CALIFORNIA Mrs 0 Jackson LosAngles x65- COLORADO Mrs L C McOullough Denver 100 FLORIDA Putmnn Co Sunday School convention per Rev Jenkins ioo INDIANA Liberty and McFarland churches Evansville 2000 Mrs F E Snow Evansville 2io ILLINOIS Sale of charts in Chicago 2oo Bethesday Sun day Chicago 50 Bethesda Jr B Y P U Chicago 125 Olivet nuptlst Sunday School Chicago xto Olivet Primary Department Chicago 160 Olivet church Chicago 2175 Mt Carmel church Oak Park 200 INDIAN TERRITORY Rev P N Nell Ardmoro so Mrs Lizzie Doug lass Waynnewood150 Rev S T Crawford Wa mack 50 Rev D P Pruett Muskogeo 25 Mrs S A Casey 00 KENTUCKY Loan to pay missionaries 100 00 LOUISIANA- Mr Edward Kendall Shreveport i 2s E M Hay nes Grand Cane i 70 sirs Sallie Blether 2s cents Laura curler 50 cents Mr Albert ewton Scents all Baton Rouge MISSISSIPP- INrJ W chase Edwards 50 Rev H W Scott Ed wards 4o cents B R Phlpps clover Hill i oo Rev wm Gibbons Itosedalo 0 2s womans Missionary Jackson 0 00 womans consolidated Homo and Foreign Mission society iiernado n 2s Jackson ASoClation Trry io oo Mrs c coj yy Grenado 25 omits Rev Zl1 winder Norfleldioo Mr X Y putman nrookhaven cents Mr Spencer Smith irooklmven io cents Mrs Elizabeth williams Vicksburg 2s cents Sale of Heralds i 03 MISSOURI Rov E MCohron St Joseph So cents Mrs A Griffin st Louis 50 cents First church St Louis 20 oo central church St Louis to oo NEW YORK Mrs Engine ieo N Y 3 OHIO Antioch clncinatl i Pictures and Herald lnclnati 74 Pictures and Herald cinclnatl 3 oo Union church Cincinnati io commingsvlllo church Cincinnati o2 calvary church cinclnat 337 Ohio State convention Cincinnati 9 3o OKLAHOMA TERRITORY lev w c II wall Laii ston TEXAS friendship Association per Roy R T Taylor 4000 continued from page 3 Mrs M S Boley Maysville so TENNESSEE MrsR J RatcUff Nashville oo Mrs E Ha- miltonEX5bMrs Eliza Watson San Antonio 01 airs I Miller Dallas 50 VIRGINIA Miss Susie Jefferson Richmond i oo IA Mrs Deliah Nichols Rockport 50 Mrs B R James Indianapolis 50 Mrs R Uoina Rockport 50 WASHINGTON- Mrs E 0 SoNEWMiss Rosa Armstrong Yonkers 2oih century ledge i 25 Miss Caroline G Ewen N Y io oo Mrs D E Drown contributions and sub 50 Harriet Garnett Philadelphia i oo Ebenezer church Philadelphia i 25 Mrs Rosa Robinson Philadelphia 83 Illinois Central RIRI- has Through Passenger Trains and Fast Efficient Double Dally Service from Cincinnati and Loub villle to Memphis New Orleans Iin connection with the B di 0 8 W to Louisville reaching direct or making oloM connections for principal points SOUTH WEST A H HANSON G P A Chicago i W A KELLOND A J At LoU Jvllle