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Full text of "Minutes of the nineteenth annual session of the Montgomery Baptist Association (Ala.) 1900"

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MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



Montgomery Baptist Association, 

IIKI.I) WITH 

PRATTVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, ALA., 
SEPT. 25=26=27, 1900. 



OFFICERS. 



(^. Ct. miles, MoOKIt.VTOK MOXTGOMERV, AlA. 

J. (". POPE, Cl.KRK t*C TkHASLJ?ER MOMTGMMRY, At.A. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

(iEO. W. Eli. II-. Chairniiin, Montgomery, Ala. 

li. li. Hi'Dsox, Milbrook. A. H. Etbaxk, Pine Level. 

Cacot Lri.L, Wetumpka. J. B. Collier, Montgomery 

W. B. Damdsox, Montgomery. 



COMniTTEES TO REPORT AT NEXT SESSION. 

Ox.STAri: Mi.ssiuNs — H. \V. Provevce, Chairman; E. E. Gresham. J. I. La- 
in nr. 
lIo.MK Missions — .1. B. .Siiellon, Chairman ; W. M. Anderson, J. P. Martin. 
Foreign Missions — J. F. Gable, Chairman ; J. G .Mills, Lee. S. Jones. 
Si NDAY Schools — AV. J. Elliott, Chairman; F. F. Anderson, R. L. 

Dillard. 
Dkno.minatidnal Edioation — .\. .T. Preston. Chairman ; J. AV. Rast, C. 

U. Kooth. 
^Ministerial Eplcaion — Geo. W. Ellis, Chairman; M. A. Pyi'on, G. W. 

Ward. 
Xeu- AM) Weak Chlrciies — W. D. Gay, Chairman ; AV. G. AVorrell, How- 

ai-d .Meadows. 
Orimian?;' Home — T.. J. Porter, Chairman ; Paul F. Di.x, J. B. Collier. 
Te.mpekance — A. F. Dix, Chairman ; \V. H. Kendrick, J. R. Cahvell. 
AVo.man's Work — A.. I. Brooks, Chairman ; E. W. Robinson, C. A. Gunn. 
Baptlst YoiNG People's Union — Paul F. Pix, Chairman; Dr. H. D. 

Boyd. AV. .T. Burch. 
Indigent Ministers — J. G. Harris, Chairman: C. W. Powell, H. C. 

Burdeshavv. 



The next session will be held with Fort Deposit Church, Ala., 
August 28=29=30, 1901, 



Also Minutes of Woman's Missionary Union, held at Prattville Baptist 
Church, Sept. 26, 1900. 



Alabama Baptist Print., Montgomery, Ala. 



NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF MINISTERS. 

C. A. Sbukely Montgomery, Ala. 

W. D. Gay 

W.J.Elliott 

H . W Troveiice 

J. F. Gable 

G. -W. Townsend 

O. Johnson 

E. F Baber 

W. N. Gunter 

A F. Dix 

B. A. Jackson Ramer, 

J. R. Caldwell Deatsville. 

W. G. Sullivant Raif Branch, 

A. J. Preston Prattville, 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Association called to order by Moderator. 

2. Appoint Committee on Credentials. 

3. Fix time of meeting and adjourning* 

4. Introductory sermon. 

5. Elect Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer. 

6. Receive con-espondents and visitors. 

7. Receive petitions from Churches desiring membership. 

8. Appoint committees to report during session — 

On Religious Exercises 
On Finance and Auditing. 
On Nominations. 
On Apportionment. 

9. Read rules of order. 

10. Hear reports from Committees and Treasurer. 

11. Return correspondence. 

12. Appoint committees to report at next session — 

On Home Missions. 

On Foreign Missions. 

On Sunday Schools. 

On Temperance. 

On Institute Board. 

On Denominational Education 

On State Board of Missions. 

On Ministerial Education. 

On Indigent Ministers. 

On Woman's Work 

On Orphans' Home. 

On Baptist Young People's Union. 

On New and Weak Churches. 

13. Hear miscellaneous business 

14. Call roll and erase absentees. 

15. Arrange for printing minutes. 

16. Correct minutes and adjourn. 



PRATTVIlvLE, September 25, 1900. 

The Montgomery Baptist Association convened in its Nineteenth 
Annual Session this day with the Prattville Baptist church, and 
at 10 o'clock a. m. was called to order by G. G. Miles, the mod- 
erator of the previous session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. A. G. Moseley, 
of Louisiana, which consisted in reading- the 90th Psalm. 

On motion the prog^ram, as prepared by the executive commit- 
tee, was adopted. 

On motion, a committee. of three, A. F. Dix, J. B. Shelton and 
H.W. Provence, was appointed to examine the articles of faith of 
the Brewer Memorial church, which sought admittance to the 
association. 

On motion, the messeng-er of that church was received 
and, in behalf of the association, the moderator extended the 
hand of fellowship. 

On motion, G. G, Miles former moderator, was re-elected. 

On motion, C. Johnson was elected clerk pro. tem. 

The introductory sermon was preached by T. J. Porter, of 
Fort Deposit; text," John, 12:26. Prayer by W. D. Gay. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association re-assembled at 2:30 o'clock. 
Devotional exercises conducted by J, F. Gable, of Montgom- 
ery. Prayer by G. W. Ward and J. A. Howard. 

Committee on Credentials made the following report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

Adams Street— "W. D. Gay, T. J. Scott, Mrs. J. W. Powell, Miss Lizzie 
Powell, Mrs. Ida Russell. 

Bethel— T. J. Porter, Mrs. T. J. Porter, Miss Lena Goldsmith, Miss 
Georgia Scroggins. 

Bethesda — Letter; no messenger. 

Clayton Street— H. W. Provence, G. W. Ellis, R. L. Dillard, Mrs. H. ^Y. 
Provence, A J. Presto i, Mrs. A. J. Preston. 

Coosada — Letter : no messengers. 

Deatsville — M. A. Pyron, Mrs, E E. Pyron, ]\Irs. A. C. Donovan, Mack 
D INIorgHn. 

First Churfh, Montgomery— A. F. Dix, W. J. Elliott. J. B. Shelton, J. G. 
Harris. G. G. Miles, Paul F. Dix, Mrs. A. F. Dix. Mrs. J. B. Shelton. 

Hayneville — H. C. Burdeshaw. 

Letohatchie — Letter ; no messengers. 

Lowndesboro — .1. W. Rast. 

Mt. Hebron— W. H. Kendrick. 

Mt. Lebanon — Letter; no messengers. 

Mt. Zion— J. G. Mills, G. L. Mills. 

Prattville— .L R. Caldwell, E. E. Gresham, G. W. Ward, W. M. Robert- 
son, F. F. Anderson. 

Ramer — B A. Jackson. 



South Montpomery— J. F. Gable, J. P. Martin, Mrs. J. P. Martin, C. John- 
son, Miss Aeolian Spear, Mrs. S. Burch. 
West End— C. R. Booth. 
Wetumpka — Letter ; no messengers. 
Brewer Memorial — A. J. Brooks, Mrs. A. J. Brooks. 

Respectfully submitted, Geo. W.Ellis. 

W. J. Elliott, 
J. G. Harris. 

On motion, A. J. Preston was appointed to write a report on 
weak and new churches. 

A cash collection of $10.25 was taken for Brewer Memorial 
church, 

To visiting- brethren a cordial invitation was extended to seats 
in the bodv. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

On Credentials— Geo. W. Ellis, J. G.Harris, W.J. Elliott. 
On Religious Exercises — Rev. A. J. Pi'e?ton, Geo. AVard,E. E. Gresham. 
On Finance and Auditing — A. J. Brooks, chairman, A. 0. Burdeshaw, J. 
W. Rast. 
On Nominations— W. J. Elliott, E. E. Gresham. M. A. Pyron. 
On Apportionment — T. J. Porter, R. M. Anderson, J G. Mills. 

On motion, J. C. Pope was authorized to file his report with 
the clerk pro tern., to appear in the minutes for the year 1900. 
On motion, adjourned to meet at 7:30 p. m. 
Benediction by Rev. Rush. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Preaching- by A. G. Moseley; text, Acts 11:24. 

After preaching- a collection of $120.00 in pledges and S2.S1 
in cash was taken for A. G. Moseley's work in New Orleans, 'La, 

Report on Sunday Schools read by A. J. Preston. Spoken to 
bv A. J. Preston, W D. Gay, A. J. Brooks, T J. Porter, G. G 
Mills, J. A. Howard, A. G. Moseley, J, F. Gable. 

The report was then adopted, as follows:: 

REPORT ON SUND.W SCHOOLS. 

We ai'e pleased to note that 17 cf the 18 churches represented at the last 
session of our l)ody reported Sunday Schools. We also rejoice to know that 
the attendance in our Sunday Schools is far above tlie average in our .StatP, 
there being about two-thirds as many Sunday School pupils as there are 
church members in our association ; while the entire number in attendance 
in the Sunday Schools throughout the State is less than one-third the mem- 
bership of the churches. We are sorry that we have not the reports froMi 
the churches for this year, so we could make a correct report of our work 
up to date We-will not attempt to write an essay on Sunday Schools, but 
would recommend thai thp clerk of our association have printed in the 
minutes such parts of the report adopted by our State convention as he in 
his judgment may de,em appropriate. 

Respectfully submitted, A. J. Pkestox, Chairman. 



WEDNESDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional services conducted by B. A. Jackson. Prayer by 
B. A. Jackson, J. A. Howard, A. F. Dix. 

Report on State Missions was read by T. J. Porter. Report 
on Home Missions was read by J. W. B. Crumpton- Report 
on Foreig-n Missions was read by W. D. Gay. 

State and Home Missions were discussed by W. B. Crumpton. 
A. F. Dix, A. J. Preston, J, G. Harris, J. R. Caldwell. 

The following- correspondents were received: Alabama Bap- 
tist — J. G. Harris, J. A. Howard; Institute Board — G. S. An- 
derson. 

Report on Indigent Ministers read by G. W- Ellis. Spoken 
to by G. W. Ellis, G. S. Anderson, J. G. Harris, A. F. Dix, A. 
J. Preston, J. A. Howard, G. G. Miles. Report adopted, as fol- 
lows: 

REPORT ON INDIGENT MINISTERS. 

As to the duty of Baptists to provide and care for their aged, infirm and 
indigent ministers in the State, there is no question. "We cannot shift the 
responsibiliry resting upon us to take care of th^se who have given their Tfe 
to the work of the Master, and in declining years are depf^ndent upon rela- 
tives and friends who are poorly prepared to support them. Ministers are 
the gift of Christ to the churches for a specified work, and, if they do their 
duty to such work, are compelled to forego secular employment and to give 
their whole time to the .Master. Having no other visible means of sup- 
port, and as a class they are not paid sabiries commensurate with the labor 
perfurmed, hardly a sufficiency to subsist on, when old age and infirmity 
come upon them they have to be cared for by some one. Governments 
care for their faithful soldiei's; shall we, as a denomination, be less faithful 
to our soldiers of the Cross, who have carried the banner of Christ through 
many j ears of deprivation, and refuse to provide for their needs in old age? 

The Board of State Missions is receiving comparatively nothing for this 
worthy cause, hardly ever amounting to over $260 00 in any year. They ask 
for .'f 1.000.00 in the State, and the obligation is upon us to do our part 
towards raising it. 

Respectlully submitted, Geo. W. Ellis, Chairman. 

Report on Institute Board read by W. J. Elliott. Spoken to 
by G, S. Anderson, and adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON INSTITUTE BO.\RD. 

The Institute Board of the Alabama State Convention, located at Opelika, 
Ala . has during the past tliree years assisted many preachers who are to- 
day doing good service for the Master. 

The Board has three methods of work. The most important method is 
tlie holding of Institutes on the field. Ten of these Institutes were held 
last year, attended by 132 preachers. 

The Board also seeks to aid the unhelped ministry by the correspondence 
course and the Sermonizer. 

All these methods are used in trying to enlist the efforts of Baptists of the 
State. 

Contributions for the Institute Board should be sent to Rev. G. S. An- 
derson, Superintendent, Auburn, Ala. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. Elliott, Chairman. 



The following" resolution was then adopted: 

Be it Resolved, That this object be made a part of the work of this 
association, and that the committee be authorized to apportion $100.00 
amon^^ the churches, and that the pastors be requested to take collections, 
in their respective churches for this work between this time and that of 
the meeting of the next State convention. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions demands and should receive, for its own sake, 
the support of every lover of his State and his Lord. 

Your committee rejoice in the continued and increasing prosperity of our 
State Board of Missions. While we rejoice in the progress made during the 
past year, yet we feel that there is great need of improvement along the 
line of giving to State Missions. Our State reports 129.545 Baptists, and we 
gave last year to State Missions about $8,824 only, when our missionary 
catechisin says we ought to give to missions alone not less than $40,000, and 
that would not be more than the price of a common hen apiece. Ou plan 
is right. What we need is more funds to send forth moi'e laborers. Freely 
ye have received freely, give. ' T. J. Porter, Chairman. 

On motion, an amendment as appended to the report was of- 
fered by J. F. Gable, and adopted by the association. 

Amendment (offered by Rev. J. F. Gable.) 

Whereas, it appears from reports submitted to the association at various 
times, and by persons who are in a situation to know whereof they speak, 
that there are several large districts within tlie bounds of Montgomery As- 
sociation unoccupied by the Baptists which are in need of evangelization, 
and which can be reached utid cultivated with profit to the cause of Christ 
by missionary effort under the auspices of this association ; be it 

Resolved, 'ihat the ext ciitive committee of Montgomery association be 
and is hereby instructed to devise and set on foot plans for the local evan- 
gelization of this association, according to their best judgment as to its 
needs. 

Resolved , further , That it is the sense of this association that fifth Sunday 
meetings in various parts of the association could be profitably employed 
for the dissemination oi missionary information and arousing interest in 
local evangelization. All expenditures lor associational missions being un- 
derstood in no wise t<» diminish the contributions for the general state and 
fo]-eign work, in whicli the closest co-operation is to be maintained and 
fostered. 

On motion, preachinqf of the missionary sermon was deferred 
until nig-ht session. 

On motion, report ou foreign missions was referred to a com- 
mittee of three, H. W. Provence, A. F. Dix, T. J. Porter, who 
were instructed to levise the report. 

Report on mission? adopted as follows: State, Home and For- 
eign. 

Report on Home Missions. 

Your committee on Home Missions respectfully submit the following re- 
po'-t : 

The value and importance of the work done by the Home Mission Board 
of the SouthtMMi Baptist Convention can hardly he over estimated. Espe- 



cially is this true when we consider the extent of the field, embracing as it 
does fifteen states, two territories, the District of Columbia, and the island 
of Cuba. 

A brief summary of the operations of the board taken from the fifty-fifth 
annual report of the Southern Baptist Convention shows that the sum of 
$276,295.88 has been disbursed during the fiscal year ending May 1st, 1900. 

671 missionaries have been supported in this territory by the joint action 
of the Home Board and the State Board, and 32 others have been supported 
entirely by th^^ Home Board. 6;:!9 Sunday schools have been organized. 71 
houses of worship erected, 63 houses of worship improved, 195 churches 
constituted, 11,950 accessions to the churches Of these 5,596 were by 
baptism. 

These statistics speak more eloquently than words of the great good 
wrought in this field of Christian work. But it must be admitted that the 
money expended and the results achieved are grossly inadequate to the 
pressing needs which meet us on every hand 

The problems which Southern Baptists, in large degree, must solve are 
weighty and momentous, and call for prompt and wide action. Three may 
be mentioned: 

1st. The destitute whites in our mountain districts. 

2d. The foreign element in our rapidly growing cities 

3d. The ten millions of negroes in our midst. 

All these issues must be met and solved by us or by our children. 

In view of the commanding importance of the Home field, at the present 
moment, your committee endorses the appeal of the Home board, and would 
lay a stronger emphasis on Home mission work, and recommends that this 
association urge upon the churches more liberal contributions in this direc- 
tion for the coming year. 

C.\B0T Lull. Committee. 

Report on Foreign Missions 

The population of earth is inconceivable as to numbers. Perhaps out of 
the 30.000,000 communicants in Prorestant churches, one-half, or fifteen mil- 
lion are convertt^d. It is an awful fact that after nineteen hundred long 
years ninety-nine of the world's population (which is estimated at 1,500.- 
000,000) out of every one hundred are without Christ and lost. This has 
been going on for about nineteen centuries, so at least about 30,000,000.000 
are waiting at the bar of God to charge the church with the blood of their 
neglected souls. 

A sadder fact than this confronts us. thnt 1,000,000,000 of the world's in- 
habitants have never heard of the Lord Jesus Christ to accept Him or to 
reject Him. We have built our school.^ at home, lived in luxury when we 
could, bedecked ourselves with jewelry and reclined in ease, spent prodi- 
gious sums on pastors, choirs, evangelists, and church houses when we have 
not carried ont the command, "Go ye."' Can we realize at all what a 
calamity is befalling the earth, can we conceive of the loss of souls in a sin- 
gle day? Suppose we heard that a city the size of Atlanta, Ga. , was engulfed 
in a day — it would fill all the papers of the civilized world with the storj of 
horror, and yet mo e than 100,000 souls are passing every day into an eternal 
grave. 

Adiourned with benediction by B. A. Jackson. 



EVENING SESSION. 

Association re-assembled at 2:30 p. m. with prayer by Bro. 
Stewart, Everg"reen. 

The report on denominational education was read by J. G. 
Harris. Spoken to by^ J. G. Harris, W. D. Gay, J. B. Shelton, 
W. B. Crumpton, and adopted as follows: 

Denominational Education. 

All civilization and. good government of the highest and most perfect type 
is founded on the laws and doctrines of the Bible. While a few wise men 
in pagan nations have formulated and systematized and promulgated some 
wholesome jurisprudence and maxims, yet there does not exist in them the 
spirit that is a sure guide, and hence they fall far short of completeness and 
perfection. While it may be true, that christian nations are yet far below 
their possibilities and the standard set up by inspired thought, yet, they 
lead in ajiproximating perfection in just and humane laws and the eleva- 
tion of the race. 

If we are correct in this proposition, let us ask the pertinent question, 
what brought about such results? What influence and principles guided 
our forefathers into these channels? Can there be but one answer? The 
Christian religion as taught in the VV^ord of (Tod. If this be true, then it 
follows that to lift our race to a higher and still higher plane in growth in 
justice and in truth, we must continue to press forward in christian educa- 
tion . To do this, each denomination recognizing the Word of God as our 
rule in faith and practice, not only in the home, in the church, but in state 
craft, must ground their convictions and actions upon that Word and teach 
the same to the coming generations. Hence, to be fully and properly 
taught, the youth must be placed under the tutilage of teachers who are in 
harmony and sympathy with this idea, and who know and recognize the 
force and power of the same. 

In order, therefore, to reach the highest standard of right, denominational 
schools must be maintained. As Baptists, planting our all on the Word of 
God as found in the Scriptures, and construed by us, we do not, cannot ask 
aid from the State or Federal Government. Govei'nment in order to be 
perpetual must not be sectarian in its bequests, nor select any denomina- 
tion as its beneficiary. Hence, no religious creed is taught in state schools. 
Where, then, must it be taught? In denominational schools. 

If we are right in these views, then we urge upon our brethren to main- 
tain, sustain and patronize our denominational schools. As a christian 
people, defining and construing the Scriptures to teach certain truths and 
doctrines, we must, if we are honest and true, Indoctrinate our children 
with the views we entertain; otherwise we would be false to our 
convictions. 

We are not pressing forward in our denominational work in any spirit of 
unfriendly rivalry, jealousy or envy ; but simply striking for what we regard 
as the teachings of God's Word. Let us be true and faithful, rendering 
unt.^ Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are 
God's. 

During the century that is now closing we have moved forward with a 
degree of progress that foretells of greater things during the next century. 
In the United States we have seven Baptist Theological Seminaries, with 
over 1,000 students and with a property valued at over two and one-half 
million dollars. The Southern Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky., 
has in money and assets $808,800 00. We have also 94 Universities and Col- 
leges with 23,000 students and with assets of over $20,000,000.00. Besides 



these there are 77 academies wfth 11,000 students and $4,000,000.00 worth of 
property. From these statistics it will be seen that the close of the century 
finds us on a firm basis, with a power and leverage by which to gain still 
larger progress in the next hundred years. 

In our own state we have two schools under the guardianship of the Bap- 
tist State Convention — The Howard and the Judson. These institutions 
now freed from debt, are on a forward movement, and if our people will 
rally to their support, they will, in a few years, show what great possibili- 
ties they possess, and what incalculable good they can effect. Then we ap- 
peal to Baptists to stand by them and place your girls and boys where they 
will get what should be taught — a Christian Education. 

By the Committee. 

Report on Ministerial Education was read bv B. A. Jackson. 
Discussed by J. F, Gable, W. D. Gay, A. G. Moseley, A. F. Dix, 
and adopted" as follows: 

Report on Ministerial Education. 

The committee to whom was referred the report on Ministerial Educa- 
tion beg leave to submit the following : 

We regaid ministerial education as a work of paramount importance. 
The vastness of the gospel, which God has called ministers to proclaim, de- 
mands thorough preparation. They are to deal in "the deep things of 
God." .\ work whose bounds cannot easily be reached, and whose depths 
cannot be fathomed. The word of nsyjiriit on has recorded, "O the dejith of 
the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of (^od ! How unsearchable 
are His judgments, and His ways ])ast hnding out?" The excellency of the 
work demands preparation, as well as the vastness ; its value as well as its 
immensity deserves study. A minister cannot afford to trifle here. He is 
preaching "the gospel of our salvation." "the glorious gospel o' the blessed 
God." Success in any enterprise requires cuicable preparation, a work- 
man can accomplish but little without a good set of tools and skill to use 
them. It seems to be indispensably necessary to be thus equipped in the 
ordinary pursuits of life. If we concede this fact, and it appears unreason- 
able to do othni-wise, surely th^'n if succes- de|)ends on pi-eparation in the 
ordimiry occupations, tiien what about the extraordinary callings? "We are 
not afraid of spending too much money, or consuming too much time, 
training ministers, called of GoH to pieach the gospel. They cannot impart 
to others what they do not know, and they should not preach what they 
have not studied." "Study to show thy-ieit approved, ur.to God" a work- 
man th.it needeth not to be ashamed, riirlitly dividing the word of truth." 
We are in sympathy with ministerial education, we urge upon young min- 
isters to take, if possible, a regular course in tlie Howard and the Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. We urge upon ministers who cannot go to 
these schools to attend as many of the institutes conducted by Bro. G. S. 
Anderson as possible. The work he is doing is by no means superficial, but 
fundamental, commtndable and praiseworthy. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. A.Jackson Chairman. 

Report on Woman's Work read by A. F. Dix. Spoken to by 
A. F. Dix, W. B. Crumpton, G. G. Miles, and adopted as follows: 

Report on Woman's Work. 

In making a report on woman's work in general, y ur committee encoun- 
ters, at the outset, a twofold difficulty, first in determining where to iiegin : 



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and secondly, in finding an ending for a report on work that itself has no 
end. 

She has besn man's constant help-meet, in all departments of his life- 
work, since the Divine Hand rested from its final effort ; and not less in 
grace than in nature has she fulfilled her office. As Milton says, "He for 
God only, she for God in him." "Behold the hand-maid of the Lord ; be it 
unto me according to thy word," is the key-note of her psalm of life, alike 
as mother of our Lord and of mankind ; nor from its refrain of mingled joy 
and woe has she ever turned her ear, but at the cradle and the bier, at the 
cross and at the sepulchre, at the beginning and at the ending of his mis- 
sion, she is ever present with her broken, sacrificial alabaster box of pre- 
cious ointment, alike for adornment at the feast and embalming at the 
burial. 

If of woman's work for woman we report, more can be said at present 
than at any former period ; for it would seem that her jealousy of other fit- 
ness for true service than that which abides wita virtue, has steeled her 
heart against the frailty of her sex, and made her hard upon the erring 
hitherto ; but her recently organized work in the slums of our cities, in the 
homes of China, in the zenanas of India, and even in the harems of the 
Turk, b^ar encouraging witness to her present devotion to the welfare of 
her sisters, and her iaith in a Savior who "is able to save them to the utter- 
most that come unto God by him." The wonder is that so many years 
h.Hve elapsed before the discovery of the fact that these fields are a province 
peculiar to woman, not foi her abasement only, but also for her exaltation, 
not less in the rescuer than in the rescued. 

Of woman's timely arrival on the field of modern missions, at the most 
critical point of the contest, our appreciation must ever be as of the coming 
of Blucher and his host onto the ensanguined field of Waterloo, when em- 
pire trembled in the balance; nay rather, seemed fuUv inclined to the 
French, but by that timely coming was turned to the allies, precipitating 
the overthrow of the great Napoleon and bringing the longed for peace of 
Europe. So the last quarter of the nineteenth century has wit-^essed the 
reinforcement of the cause of missions by the prevailing power of woman's 
aid. The great contest with the powers of darkness, long neglected, but; at 
length well begun, was languishing ; the mission- Boards were becoming 
overwhelmed with debt, and a last effort at the world's evangelization 
seemed verging toward paralysis, when woman's organized forces appeared 
presaging a more tzlorious victory than Waterloo, and for all who overcome, 
"the peace of God which passeth all understanding." Phil. 4:7. 

It would be both iut resting and iustructive to trace the organization 
and growth of this force. Suffice it howpver to say that from the incipiency, 
forty years ago, its growth has been most marvelous, among all the denom- 
inations, alike m number of organizations, of missionaries sent out, and the 
amounts contributed for their support. We find it impossible to obtain ex- 
act statistics up to the present of the thousands of woman's missionary so- 
cieties, represented in not less than one hundred and twenty distinct 
Boards, and contributing more than two and a half millions of dollars an- 
nually to the mission cause, but these figures, thus far reliable, are suffi- 
cient for encouragement and hope. 

Although this great mission movement, by organized effort among 
women, commencing in A. D IS60, in this coimtry. had a Baptist originator 
in the person of Mrs. Ellen B Mason, wife of Rev. Francis Mason, 1). D., a 
Baptist missionary from Burmah, by which we are forcibly i-emindedofa 
meeting of twelve Baptist ministers at the humble cottage of the widow 
Wallis. at Kettering, about seventy years before ; and of tlie origin of mod- 
ern missions: and although similar appropriation ar d enlargement by other 
denominations followed, yet it was not till 1>^S8 that such adjustment to 



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the work of our Southern Zion was attained, as to result in the organiza- 
tion of our Woman's Missionary Union. Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist 
Convention. Of this Dr. T. P. Bell has pleased tosay^ 'This union is one of 
the most wisely constructed pieces of denominational mechanism of which 
I know anything." The moulding of this element of Christian force, hith- 
erto unaccustomed to automatic action among Baptists, its adaptation to 
previously existing denominational machinery, and its harmonious and 
successful working for now a dozen years, have not resulted from :iny hap- 
hazard aggregation of forces among us, but from patient reliance upon the 
leadership of Him whose office is to "guide into all truth," not only of doc- 
trine but of metliod. 

We inust not trespass on so much space in our minutes as to give, in this 
report, even an outline of the constitution and method of work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union, but deem it quite important that acquaint- 
ance should be had with them. We therefore recommend the careful study 
of the threp following pamphlets: First. The address of Dr. T P. Bell 
before the Missionary Society of the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary. Second, and snpplementai-y to this, a Tract by Miss Alice Armstrong, 
bringing the work down two years later. Third, the report of the Twelfth 
Annual Meeting of Won^an's Missionary Union. All to be had by address- 
ing Mrs. D. M. Malone, Secretary, East Lake. Ala. 

By consulting these and some other sources of information we find that 
considerably more than a thousand woman's missionary societies scattered 
throughout our churches, in fourteen states. Oklahoma and Indian Terri- 
tories, reporting through this agency, and in return receiving its literature, 
have now in the twelve years of its existpnce, contributed to th*^ three 
Boards of the Southern Baptist Convention ($616,238.69) six hundred sixteen 
thousand, two hundred thirty-eight dollars and sixty-nine cents. There 
have been sent from the mission rooms 101,678 letters and 1,^76,826 pam- 
phlets and leaflets. 

The Woman's Missionary Union in Alabama consists of a Central Com- 
mittee, of which Mrs. L. F. Stratton, of Birmingham, is President, Mrs D. 
M. Malone, of East Lake. Secretary; Mrs. T. A. Hamilton, of East Lake. 
Leader of the Young People's Mission Work, and Mrs. Florence Harris, of 
Montgomery, Leader of the Baby %*anch. There are also committees and 
associational vice-presidents, the latter office for Montgomery association 
being held by Mrs. J. C. Cheney, of Montgomery. Through this agency, 
during thp last conventional year, contributions werp reported to the 
amount of $9,706.25 from societies in the associations, and $581.49 from the 
Sunbeam work. Total $10,287.74. Of this sum the amount reported from 
woman's societies in the Montgomery Association was $799.55. Our sidters 
hav" done thus far. and thus well for the Master, at home and abroad. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A F. Dix. Chairman. 

Report on Youno- People's Union, read bv H. W. Provence' 
Spoken to by H, W. Provence and Paul F. Dix, and adopted as 
follows: 

B. Y. P. U. Report. 

The young people are the hope of the church. In a few years our chris- 
tian work will be in the hands of those who are now the boys and girls in 
our Sunday schools and young people's unions. If the young people are 
trained for the work before them, the future of the denomination will be 
full of usefulness; if they are allowed to grow up without training, we shall 
miss many of our best opportunities. The educational plans of the B. Y. 



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p. U. have been wrought out by long and eai'nest thought, and the}' are the 
best with which we ai-e acquainted. This movement is full of promise. 
Our young people are taking hold of the denominational work as never be- 
fore, and this activity is largely due to the B Y. P. U. We commend the 
plans of the Union, and urge all oar brethren to c; - )perate with the young 
people. 

H. W. Provence, Chairman. 

Adjourned with benediction by B. A, Jackson. 



THURSDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by H. W. Provence. Prayer 
by B. A. Jackson, W. D. Gay, J. F. Gable. 

Report on finance committee read by A. J. Brooks and adopted 
as follows: 

Report of Finance Comm tter. 

Your committee to whom was referred the finances as reported by the 
church letters beg to submit the following as cash received by us : 

Cash. 

State Missions $20 90 

Home Missions 7 00 

Foreign Missions . . IH 37 

Minutes and Associational 44 50 

Orphanage 22 31 

Ministerial Education 5 00 

Mission Collection 5 66 



«118 74 

Cash to balance $118 74 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J Brooks, 

H. C BURDESHAW, 

J, W. East. 

Committee. 

On motion, clerk pro tem. was authorized to have the min- 
utes printed, and apply balance of funds to his services. 

Report on Religious Literature read by J. B. Shelton. Spoken 
to by J. B. Shelton, and adopted as follows: s 

Report on Denominational Literature. 

Denominational literature is one of the most potent factors in our work. 
This is true in both a general and specific way: 

1. The association which maintains a system of colportage work is more 
liberal to missions and in every way better equipped for all its work. It 
has often occurred that almost entire communities have been changed in 
their way of thinking by the dissemination of Baptist literature, 'he 
power of Baptist literature is v^^rp gr^at. an 1 ir.-s results for denominational 
good untold. The community that maintains a Baptist Sunday school will 
eventually be largely composed of Baptist men and women. 

2. Much good will come to us individually if we study our denomina- 



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tional literature. It makes me glad that I am a Baptist when I read such 
books as the "Baptist Why and Why Not," and many others that the Sun- 
day school Board at Nashville is publishiug. This board has already done 
a great work, and we look with confidence to its work in the future. We 
commend its series of publications to our churches without reserve. They 
are sound in doctrine, neatly printed, attractive in appearance, and of many 
different kinds to suit the wants of the people, and cheap enough for the 
poorest. The Board includes the sale of Bibles, Testaments, books, tracts 
and Sunday school literature. 

No Baptist can afford not to take the "Home Field," published at At- 
lanta, Ga., and the Foreign Mission Journal, published at Richmond, Va. 

It is with peculiar pleasui-e that your committee calls attention to our 
own publication, the "• ' iabama Baptist," which comes every week as a big 
home letter to each member of our big Baptist family in the state. The 
Alabama Baptist has always been a great power for good in our work as a 
denomination in Alabama, and we are persuaded that it will continue to be 
honored of God as the main instrument in our state for disseminating doc- 
trinal, practical and denominational literature. We most heartily recoin- 
mend it for many reasons, but there are two, in particular, we wish to men- 
tion. 2. The liberality of its space. 2. The liberality of its highly cultured 
Christian editor. 

There never was a time when more o*" the space was used for the general 
work of th ' denomination. Missionary reports, associational me stings, and 
recently two entire editions have been given to two of our leading colleges, 
besides man^- articles from time to time are devoted to the general work of 
the denomination. 

In the second place, it is but natural to expect much of the paper to be 
devoted to our work^ for the editor himself is one of the most libera givers 
in the state. He is not only a regular contributor in a systematic way 
through his church, but there is never an appeal made that he is not among 
the first to respond. 

The paper is doing a great work, and we earnestly pray f r its future suc- 
cess. Respectfully submitted, 

John Bass Shelton. 

G. G. Miles read a paper on The New Century Movement, 
the printing- of which was requested in the Alabama Baptist by 
a motion seconded. 

A. F. Dix read a paper on Denominational Growth during the 
centurv. 

H. W. Proyeuce spoke on our Denominational Missions dur- 
ing the last century. 

J. F. Gable spoke on our Improved Equipment for missionary 
work. 

On motion, the report on Temperance, as found in the minutes 
of the Southern Baptist Convention, was requested to be inserted 
in the minutes of the association, as follows: 

1. We reaffirm our truceless hostility to the liquor traffic in all its forms. 
We regard it as one of the most appalling evils that ever cursed mankind, 
as well as one of the greatest barriers to successful mission work in both 
our home and foreign fields 

2. That in the nullification of the law abolishing the army canteen, which 
law was passed by the last congress in i-esponse to an irresistible demand 
of the American people, a great wrong was perpetrated against Christianity, 



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good morals and civilization. 

3. The establishment of the American saloon, in addition to the army 
canteen, in our new possessions, is a d'reful blot on our civilization and on 
our profession that ours is a Christian nation. President Sf.hurman. of the 
Philippine Commission, himself aeknowledeps this fact in these words: "It 
was unfortunate that we introduced and establisded the saloon in Manila to 
corrupt the natives and to establish the viee of our race." He further adds r 
"I have never seen a Filipino drunkard." 

4. These recent developments in the extension of the liquor traffic should 
impress our hearts anew with our grave responsibilities as Christian citi- 
zens. Surelj the time has arrived when it has become the duty of every 
minister of the gospel and all Christians to take an open stand against this 
great obstacle to the spread of the Redeemer's kingdom and to align him- 
self with every agencv in Church and State which has for its object the an- 
nihilation of this traffic. 

5. While we cannot approve any feature of the license system, we enter 
our emphatic protest against the issuance by tlie national government of 
its licenses in states or localities that are covered by prohibitory laws. 

6. In brief, we favor prohibition for the nation and the State, and total 
abstinence for the individual, and we believe th-it no Christian citizen 
should ever cast a ballot for any man, measure, or platform, that is opposed 
to the annihilation of the liquor traffic. 

The following two resolutions were offered by J. F. Gable, 
and adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered the pastor and 
members of Prattville Baptist church, the members of the Presbyterian 
church for the use of their house, and the other gorid citizens of Prattville 
of all religious creeds for their bountiful hospitality and kindness during 
the meeting of this Association. 

AVhereas, during the year which has pa.ssed since last ou'* association met 
in session it has pleased God to call home from earthly labor to join "the 
spirits of just men made perfect" our brother. Dr. C. \V. Buck, well known 
among us for his genial disposition and warm hearted activities in all good 
works, as well as his pulpit ministry in the cause of Christ. 

Resolved, That Montgomery Associntion sorrowfully bows in submission 
to the Father of our spirits in the deprivation of his liplpful presence, and 
extends its sympathy to the church which loses a faithful member as well 
as to the timily which has lost a loving father and hend. 

Resolved, second. That these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, and 
that the clerk be requested to send copies to any members of the family 
who may be known to us. 

A cash collection for Beulah church (Central Association), of 
$8.25 was taken 

The report on apportionment was read bv J. G. Mills, and re- 
committed with request that the amount for missions be in- 
creased 50 per cent. 

On motion, report on apportionment was adopted as follows: 



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Report ox Apportioxmext. 
Your committee on apportionment submit the following : 



Churches. 









Adam Street '$ 400 00 

Bethany j 7 00 

Kethel ( Ft. Deposit 70 00 

Kethesda 21 00 

Clayton Street I 400 00 

Ooosada . 11 ()0 

Deatsvilie 28 00 

First, .Montgomery 800 00 

Hayneville ' 20 Oit' 

Letohatchee 20 00 

Luwndesboro 70 00 

Mt. Hebron 25 00[ 

Mt. Lebanon ; io 00 

Mt. Zion 56 00 

Pine Level 56 00 

Prattville 150 OOJ 

Kamer 35 001 

Souiii Montgomery 25 00| 

Wetumpka 115 001 

West End, Montgomery 7 OOJ 

Brewer Memorial 15 00 



80 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

30 00 
2 50 
5 00 
100 00 
5 00 
2 50 

10 00 
2 50 
2 50 
5 00 
5 00 

15 00 
5 00 
2 50 

10 00 
2 00 
2 00 



10 00 
2 50 
5 00 
2 00 

10 00 
2 50 
2 50 

25 00 
2 50 
2 00 
5 00 
2 50 
2 50 
2 50 
2 50 






25 00 
3 00 
5 00 
2 00 

20 00 

1 50 

2 00 
30 00 

2 00 



Total $1,989 00$ 249 50$ 98 00 $ 162 00|$ 457 00 



30 00 

5 00 
10 00 

8 00 
45 00 

3 50 
8 00 

150 00 

8 00 

4 50 
15 00 

4 00 
4 50 

9 00 
9 00 

20 00 

6 50 
4 00 

30 00 

3 00 

10 00 



Respectfully submitted, 



T. J Porter. 
.1. G. Mills, 

K. M. AXDERSOX, 



Report ox Orphan's Home 

Your committee appointed for the purpose of making report on the Or- 
phanage at Evergreen, beg to submit the following: 

Since our last associational meeting the family of children at the Or- 
phanage has grown larger for the average time than ever before. The en- 
rollment since the Home was established up to the 16th of August, 1900, 
was 136 from 80 counties. 

Of these, 2 boys and 4 girls have died, 2 boys have been apprenticed; 2 
boys and 1 girl have been irregularly discharged, 13 boys and 18 girls have 
been returned to their people, aiid 15 boys and 14 girls have been adopted; 
making in all 34 boys and 37 girls that have gone out from the Home, leav- 
ing 29 boys and 36 girls in the family. Thus we see that 136 children 
have been receiveb and 71 gone out, leaving still' in the Home on the 16th of 
August last 65 children. The current expenses had been very well provided 
for this year, so that the Home owes but a small debt. 

It requires about ten dollars a day to furnish this large family with only 
a moderate and reasonable support, and as they have no income they are 
dependent on the offerings of friends and sympathizers of and with the 



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work, and what little crops Brother Stewart and the little boys are able to 
grow and raise. The paramount need of the Home just now is a sick ward, 
so that the sick children can be separated from those who are not sick, and 
especially is this true in ca^e of death in the prf^sent crowded conditions. 
Last November found the Home in the throes of an epidemic of malarial 
fever, with everv room in the buildinp already occupied, while the disease 
spread broader and moi-e severe ev^'rv day It was impossibli-' to spparate 
the sick from tlie well so they could have quiet and rest. In the meantime 
two of the childi-en died, whicli added greatly to the distress and embar- 
rassment of the Home. 

In August bilious fever made its appearance in the Home, and at one time 
13 boys were sti'icken down with it and some were delirious. At one time 
during the year the Homp also went through an epidemic of sore eyes, and 
there was no way to isolate the afflicted from the well so as to prevent the 
spread of the contagion. In case of sicknpss, and especially epidemics, it 
is of the utmost importance to prevent one patient from knowing the con- 
dition of another and in some instances it may be a sister or a brother, but 
it is impossible for the management to do this under present conditions. 
The Savior of mankind taught that trup religion consists of caring, for the 
orphans and the widow, the sick and afflicted, and we earnestly appeal to 
all sympathizing friends and Christians who love Him and the teachings of 
Him whose precious blood made sacred the soil of Mt. Calvary, to aid in 
this laudable effort to alleviate the suffering of these little ones who have 
been left moiheriess. fatherless, homeless. 

V II. Bkli., Chi:ii-man. 

On motion, Association requested H W. Provence to correct 
an error as per morning" papei in reg-ard to the Baptist imnistr}' 
of Alabama. 

After indultfing in brief * xpressions of appreciation and g"rat- 
itude the avSsociation adjourned with sing-ing- "God be with you 
till we meet ag^ain," and prayer by J. B. Shelton. 

C. J0HN.S0N, " G. G. Miles, 

Clerk pro tern. Moderator. 

EEPORT SECOND ANNUAL MEETING W().VI \N'S IMISSION ARY UNION 

Auxiliary to Montgomea'y Baptist Association. 

M(,)RNiNG Session. 

The second annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Union, .Au.xiliary 
to -Montgomerv Ri[)tist Association, was liP.'d in the Presbyterian church 
at Prattville, o'n Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1900. 

Mrs. L. F. Stratton. President of Central Committee. Birmingham, con- 
vened the spssion at 10 o'clock, and the devotional exercises were conducted 
by Mrs. A. F Dix, Montgomery. 

Mrs T. W. Hannon was elected secretary. 

Tlie association extended to the Union an invitation to hear address by 
Rev. W. B. Crumpton on State Missions; and meeting adjourned for this 
purpose. 

Meeting re-convened with words of welcome spoken by Mrs. S. A. Smith, 
Prattville. and responded to by Mrs. J. C. Cheney. Montijomery. 

Mrs. Stratton extended Christian greeting to the large representation of 
ladies. 

Enrollment of delegates followed : 

Adams Street — IMrs. Powell, 

Clayton Street— Mrs. H. W. Provence. 

Brewer Memorial Church, Cecil — Mrs. A. J Brooks. 



REPORT OP^ COMMITTEE OX NOMINATION*-;. 

Your committee would recommend that the next meeting of the Mont- 
gomery Association he iield with the Ft Deposit Bnptist Church, on 
Wednesday after the 4th Sunday in August (2f-.'9-30) J901, and that Rev. A. 
J. Preston be appointed to preach the iiitroducto'*y sermon, and Dr. C A. 
Stakely to preach the Missionary sermon. 

Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention — Rev. T. J. Porter; Alternate, 
Maj J. G. Harris. 

Delegates to the State Convention — G. G. Miles, C. Johnson, Cabot Lull, 
.1. I. Lamar, H.. Meadows, B. A Jackson, A.J. Brooks, .7. B. Shelton, E E. 
Gresham. W. J. Elliott, 

E. E. Gresham, 
M. A. Pyron, 

Committee. 



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Deatsville — Miss ^. J. Pyron. 

First Montgomery— Mrs. J. 0, Cheney, Mrs. F. I. Harris, Mrs. A. F. Dix, 
Mrs. T. W. Hannon. 

Mt. IIpt)ron — Mrs. G^o. Harrison, 

Prattville— Mrs. S. A. Smith, Mrs. McQ Smitli, Miss Mary Ward. 

South Montgomery — Miss A. Spear, Miss .J, Spear. 

Monied contributions for the year, report ;d from Ladies' Aid and Mis- 
sii)navy Societies : 

Adams Street L. A. and M. S $207 00 

Chi ton Str 'et W. M. S 108 04 

Deatsville L. A. S 49 99 

First Montgomery W M. S 216 12 

i'rattviile L. A. S 133 78 

Prattville L. M. S 127 42 

South M.mtgcme' v L, M. S 23 38 

WetumpkaLA S 98 86 

Total S959 39 

Several froraier ho.vps of clothing were reported in values from $50.00 to 
$200.00. 

Mrs. Stratton emphasized tlip importance of including, reports of socie- 
tie'^ in replies to letters received from Central Committee. 

Babies Branch was presented by Mrs. F. I. Harris, its object being to im- 
pr<^ss upon mothers the importance of training children from infancy in 
giving to missions. 

(.vlieering, grateful words of appreciation and encouragement come from 
all parts of the State, and over five hundred receptacles and leaflets for 
the work have been distributed. 

!\Irs. D\x discussed Pe sonal Obligation of Woman — her service, duty, 
her abi ity, love to Christ, her opportunity — the jiresent. 

.After singing "Work, for the Night is Coming," the Union was adjoutned 
until 2 :30 o'clock. 

Aftei{xo^n Session. 

Meeting was called to order at 2:30 o'clock by Mrs. Stratton. 

He})orts on Frontier Boxes were made by ]\Irs. Ffannon and Mrs. Smith, 
and Mrs. Stratton added the statement of ]\Ii-s Armstrong, W. INI. U., Bal- 
timore, of the urgent needs of the Frontier Missicnriry and his family, 
and the suggestion that the boxes contain something to cheer and comfoi-t 
as well as supply and furnish. 

Mrs T. A. Hamilton, of Birmingham, i)re^ented Sunbeam Work — its 
methods and objects in training childrnn in early ciiildhood to be practical 
Baptists and systematic givers. Helpful reports came through Mrs. Smith 
and Miss Spear. 

Rev. A. G. Mosely presented an appeal that the women of Alabama would 
assist in the erection of a l^>aptist church in New Orleans, $1,200 being 
hoped for from the denomination in this State. A private contribution was 
given and the promise from delegates to plead his cause before the societies 
they represented. 

Mrs. Hamilton discussed Woman's Work in the Past Century as evi- 
denced in that great assemblage — the Ecumenical Conference — the great 
meeting itself an impossibility without the work that lies behind it, the un- 
pi-ecedented attfndance. the heavenly atmosphere, the thrilling words and 
inspii-iiig songs, the birding and forging of bonds in Christian fellowship. 
The work began in .\merica when Ann Hasseltine Judson departed for In- 
dia, and though numbers of glorious additions have been made as the years 
have gone, the best material is still required to core with the logical heathen 
mind. The foreign work is largely accomplished through, the ministrations 



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of women missionaries in heathen homes; the work in our country through 
the Woman's ^lissionary Unions and State Central Committees, planned 
and equipped for stimulating effort, increasing gifts and distributing infor- 
mation among the women and children in the churches. 

Mrs. Stratton discussed Movement for the New Century. Shall it be ret- 
rogression or digression? Paralysis has resulted from the Chinese trouble, 
though no great movement in the world's history has been accomplished 
without war No fears are entertained for the final outcome, for God's 
kingdom will be advanced, though the deaths of His martyrs and lives of 
His missionaries are precijus in His sight. He orders events; He rules 
the universe. Let activities be increased, sympathies enthused, and ener- 
gies stimulated in the glorious opportunities and great responsibilities that 
open with the century. The new lines of work are the Annuity Fund, the 
S. S. Board paying interest on same during life time of giver, and at death 
willed where money will accomplish greatest good ; and Church Building 
Loan Fund — women workers lending money to aid in erecting houses of 
worship in destitute sections. 

Miss A. W. .Armstrong's leaflet was read — "Women as Helpers in God's 
Kingdom — giving a retrospective and introspective survey of woman in 
the great cause of missions. 

Mrs. J. C. Cheney, our Associational Vice-President, tendered her resig- 
nation, her successor to be appointed by the Central Committee. 

A unanimous vote of thanks was extended the ladies of Prattville for 
cordial hospitality and the Presbyterian friends for the use of their churcii. 

Meeting then adjourned and benediction pronounced by Mrs. Stratton. 

REPORT OF TRE.\SURER. 

(The following amounts were received from the Finance Committee at 

session of Association 1899.) 
J. C. Pope, Treasurer, in account with 

Montgonir-ry Baptist Association. 
1899. DR. 

Aug. 17. To cash, missions . . $41 11 

" Association purposes — Bethany church 5 2.5 

" " " collected at Association .. . 1 25 

" Minutes 28 00—75 61 

CR. 

Aug. 19 By IMissions * 41 11 

"Minutes. 28 00 

" Associational purposes 6 50 — 75 61 

ASSOCIATI'>N.\L PURPOSES. 
DR. 

To balance on hand last report 5 96 

Collected at Association, 1899 6 50—12 46 

CR. 

By sup. Minute fund 5 00 

•' wrappers, postal cai'ds, postage, etc. ... 1 25 — 6 25 

Balance on hand .... $ 6 21 

J. C. Pope. Trfasurr^r. 



FINANCIAL EXHIBIT OF MONTGOMERY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, FOR YEAR 1903. 





MISSION'S. 


EDUCATIOX. 


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Adiiins Street 


1 

^ 65 00 .« '^s on 


$354 80 
5 10 










$ 19 40 
9 07 

5S 00 

"'4'50 
64 26 
31 00 

' "4'83 
13' 25 


$ 2 00 

1 00 

2 50 

1 50 
1 00 

3 00! 

1 OOl 

2 00 
5 00 
1 00, 

'250 

.1 50 

1 50 

2 50 

'2 "00 
2 00 
1 50 


$1118 99 
140 00 

32 25 
937 80 


$ 349 20 


^1071 17 


$ 3005 56 
179 63 


$100 00 

700 00 

6000 00 




Jiethany 


8 62 


1 17 




$ 9 00 


$3 17 


5 2 50 




$25 '00 




Bethel 


750 00 
448 12 


9 45 
111 79 

6 92 
400 61 

6 00 
20 57 
41 15 




Bethesda. . . 


90 

9 40 

95 00 

11 08 

3 60 

219 37 

14 00 


'"4'l8 

15 00 

3 91 

'250' 00 

5 00 


"b'oo 

100 00 


.^195' 69 


■ 



7 59 








Brewer Memorial 


817 87 

2039 40 

15 91 

168 OG 

6078 10 

2'2 00 

186 57 

696 95 

291 36 

3 00 

296 50 

645 49 

1.^5 75 

1122 50 

275 20 






Clayton Street 


25 00 


$254 00 


50 00 


6000 00 
1000 00 

800 00 

35000 00 

1200 00 

1250 00 

2000 00 

800 00 

300 00 
1000 00 
1000 00 
4000 00 

800 00 
2000 00 
1500 00 
5000 00 




Coosadii 








Dealsvillo 


2 44 
250 00 

5 no 


9547 







125 00 
2500 00 
150 00 
150 00 
250 00 
100 00 


[ 23 60 
610 00 

'320 00 

40 00 




First Montgomery. ..... 

Hayneville 


$ 1400 00 


Letohatcliee.. 






16 00 

8 00 

125 00 














Lowndt^sboro 25 17 


19 31 

7 00 


29 31 

7 00 




1 51 








Mt. Hebron 6 00 








Mt. Lebanon 1 50 














Mt. Zion 1 


30 75 














250 00 

"425 00 

74 75 
460 77 
218 00 
400 00 








Pine Level 






















Prattville 


14 81 
10 13 
33 59 
10 45 
5 00 


25 70 


12 00 144 98 


1 






2L 00 

5 00 

28 00 




Ramer 


8 50' 6 37 








5 00 




5 00 


63 00 
36 50 

"'l8'32 


6 00 

471 28 

33 10 

50 43 




South Montg inerv. .. 


16 50 


8 16 
1: 60 
12 93 


58 37 
23 21 


'2 05 


7 83 




West Montgomery . — 




Wetumpka 








17 56 


2 00 














Totals 


$534 63 


$412 02 


$807 70 


$666 72 


^11 05 


$20 10 


$32 50 


$254 00 


180 00 


$275 90 


$35 50 


$7332 56 


$2398 74 


$2228 47;$ 15747 35 


$79350 00 


$ 1400 00 



STATISTICS OF MONTGOxMERY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 1900. 



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Adams Street 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Brewer Memorial . 
Clayton Street ... 

Coosiida 

Deatsville 

First Montgomery 

llayneville 

Letohatehie 

Lowndesboro .... 

Mt. Hebron 

Mt. Lebanon .... 

Mt. Zion 

Pine Level 

I'rattville 

Ramer 

South Montgomery 
West Montgomery 
Wetumpka 



Montgomery 

Elmore 

Jjowndes. . . . 

Montgoinery 

Montgomery 

Montgomery 

Elmore . . . 

Elmore . . . 

Montgomery 

Lowndes. . . . 

Lowndes. . . . 

Lowndes. . . 

Elmore ... 

Montgomery 

Montgomery 

Montgomery 

Autauga. . . 

Montgomery 

Montgomery 

Montgomery 

Elmore ... 



W. D. Gay 

J. M. Johnson 

T J. l\)i'ter 

E. F. Baber 

K. F. Baber 

M. VV. Persons.. . 
John B. Shelton. 
S. M. Adams 

0. A. Htakely. . . . 
J. A. Howard. . . . 

1. N, Langston . . , 
W. J. Elliott.. . 
.John B. Slielton. . 

A, F. Dix 

N. 0. Underwood 



J. C. Pope, Montgomery 

J. S. Turner, Ware 

No letter 

J. T. Boyd. Ada 

W. M. Carter, Mathews 

L. S. Jones, Montgomery 

D J. Moon, Millbrook 

.T. I. Lamar, Deatsville 

Maxie Pei)perinan, Montgomery 

J. F. Vai'ner, Hayneville 

C. H. i'owell, Letohatehie 

Frank Gord(^n, Lowndesboro. . . 

John Ilogan, Sjjigeners 

W. F. Niblett, Gibson 

J. G. Mills, Chambers 



A. J. I'reston. . 

B. A. Jackson . 
J F. Gable. 
A, C. Swindall 
W. J. Elliott JR. L. Ward, Wetumpka. 



[i. M. Anderson, Prattviile. 

A. J. Rushton, Ramer 

J. F. Doster, Montgomery. . 
J. E. Lloyd, Montgomery . . . 



Total . 



524 
80 

378 
31 



236 

37 
57 
628 
62 
23 
34 
86 
33 
97 



193 
59 

116 
52 

102 



758 



144 



213 



34 



33 



169 47 



14 



587 
81 

378 
30 
K, 

206 
38 
59 

649 
57 
29 
37 
83 
38 
31 



171 
73 

130 
69 

110 



2 34 2876 



298 
20 



40 
163 

40 
329 
25 
45 
30 
30 



197 

75 
77 
75 
65 



173 1509 



Willis L. Chandler, Montgomery 
W. P. Dawson, Ware 



A. J. 'rooks, Cecil 

Frank Allen, Montgomery 

R. H. Hudson, Millbrook 

J. I. Lamar, l^eatsville 

Mike Crdy, ,Tr., Montgomery. . 
H. C. Burdeshaw, Hayneville. 
J. AV. Dickson, Letohatehie. . . . 
P N. CiJiey, Lowndesboro. . . . 
W. H. Kendrick, Elmore 



R. M. Anderson, Prattviile. 

B. A. Jackson, Ramer 

J. B. Collier, Montgomery 
H. C. Smith, Montgomery. . 
W. E. Lacy. Wetumpka. . . . 



All 
3rd 
All 
4th 
2nd 
All 
2nd 
3rd 
All 
4th 
2nd 
1st 
4 th 
3rd 
4th 



3rd 
2nd 
All 
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*Taken from last year's minutes. 



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