ARKANSAS MISSIONARIES

EPISCOPAL CHURCH - DIOCESE OF ARKANSAS - 1905

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Source - EPISCOPAL CHURCH - DIOCESE OF ARKANSAS - 1899

James's Church, Des Arc, Prairie County.

The Rev. George Bancroft Norton, S. T. D., Missionary; residence, Searcy; Putnam Dickinson, M. D., Warden.

Number of registered Parishioners, 10. Number of families, 5. Number of confirmed persons, 8. Public Service*!—On Sunday, 2; on other days, 7.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Offerings at services. $8; support of Missionary, $15; total, $23.

All Saints' Church, Devall's Bluff, Prairie County.

The Rev. George Bancroft Norton, S. T. D., Missionary; residence, Searcy; Louis H. Owen, Warden; Fred A. Hippolite, M. D., Clerk; Louis H. Owen, Treasurer.

Number of Registered Parishioners, 25. Number of families, 9. Baptisms—Infants, 2. Number of confirmed persons, 11. Communicants—Present .number, 4. Public Services—On Sunday, 11; on other days, 2; Holy Communion, 1.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Offerings at all services, $8.60; support of Missionary, $47; total, $55.60.

Grace Station, Dumas, Desha County.

The Rev. Archdeacon Rhames, Minister; residence, Little Rock; no organization except Guild.

Number of registered Parishioners. 12. Number of families. 3. Communicants—Present number, 8.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Diocesan—Missions. $26.02.

Grace Church Guild is working for funds to build a church in Dumas.

Preaching Station, El Dorado, Union County.

Number of registered Parishioners, 4. Number of families, 2. Baptisms—Infants, 1. Number of confirmed persons, 4. Communicants—Present number, 4. Public Services—On other days, 2.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Diocesan—Missions. $2.96.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), not known.

There is a block of land in this town which was owned by the Church, and there was once a Chapel on it. If the land has not been forfeited it should be worth at least $500. This is a thriving and growing town. They have recently built a new Baptist, a new Presbyterian Church, and are now getting ready to build a new Methodist Church. They are building a $25,000 courthouse. They are building of brick. In my judgment, the town is not overchurched, and it would be well for us to erect a small brick Chapel.

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It would cost probably $1,200. and I do not think the two families we have there could contribute over $100. It wouldn't pay to build a cheap structure. It is a point it would be well for us to hold if we can.

Immanuel Church. Lake Village. Chicot County.

The Rev. Archdeacon Rhames, Minister; residence. Little Rock: Parish organization defunct.

Number of registered Parishioners, 40. Number of families 12. Number of confirmed persons, 25. Communicants—Present number. 25. Public Services—On Sunday, 2; on other days, 8; Holy Communion, 3. Sittings in the Church, 150.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Building of Church, $900. Diocesan— Missions, $14.75; total for all objects, $914.75.

Total value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildirgs). $200; value of Church building, $1,000; total value of al! Parish property, $1,200.

Church at Lonoke, Lonoke County.

The Rev. George Bancroft Norton, S. T. D., Missionary; residence. Searcy; J. D. Shute. Warden. Puff Green, Clerk; J. D. Shute. Treasurer.

Number of registered Parishioners, 15. Number of families, 3. Public Services—On other days, 6.

Services are supported by annual subscription and by voluntary contributions

Offerings. Parochial—Offerings at all services, $2.60: support of Missionary, $18; total, $20.60.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $100.

St. Mary's Church, Medford, Desha County.

The Rev. Archdeacon Rhames, Minister; residence, Little Rock; no organization except Sunday School.

Number of registered Parishioners. 25. Sunday School— Teachers, 4; pupils, 30; total. 34.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Diocesan—Missions, $8.70.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $100; value of Church building, $J,000.

There is a cloud on the title of this property. Land has never been deeded. Service has not been held for some time but will be revived.

Christ Mission. Mena, Polk County. <

Sylvester Reed McAlpin. Lay Reader; James D. Shaver and N'liam H. Boyce. Wardens: Algernon N. Smith. Clerk; William Matheny, Treasurer.

Number of registered Parishioners, 73. Number of families, 22. Baptisms—Infants, 5; adults, 1; total, 6. Confirmations, 9. Burials, 2. Number of confirmed persons, 37. Communicants received, 2; died, 1; present number, 36. Sunday School—Teachers, 4; pupils, 30; total, 34. Public Services--On Sunday, 37: on other days, 20; Holy Communion, 4.

Services are supported by weekly envelope system and by voluntary contributions. '•

Offerings. Parochial—Current expenses, $165.65; Church improvements, organ, insurance, $129.07; total, $294.72. Diocesan— Missions, $3.20. General—University of the South. $2. Total for all objects. $299.92.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $200; value of Church building, $1,075; total value of Parish property, $1,275.

The Mission was without services during .the summer of 1900, except as occasional services were rendered by Archdeacon Williams. November 1, the Bishop appointed Mr. Sylvester Reed McAlpin. a Lay Reader and Postulant, to read services and do such work as may be permitted a Lay Reader. Much has been accomplished in every way. February 11, 1901, the Chapel was consecrated by tbe Bishop, and a class of nine persons confirmed. The Chapel is neat and attractive. The Mission is in good condition and the future hopeful.

St. Mary's Mission, Monticello, Drew County.

The Rev. Archdeacon Rhames. Minister; J. S. Dunn, M. D., and H. W. Wells. Wardens; J. S. Dunn, Clerk; H. W. Wells, Treasurer.

Number of registered Parishioners, 15. Number of families, 3. Baptisms—Adults, 2. Confirmations, 1. Marriages. 1. Number of confirmed persons, 7. Communicants—Present number, 7. Public Services—On Sunday. 3: on other days, 18: Holy Communion, 4. Sittings in the Church, 75.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings—Parochial— Current expenses, $30; remodeling house, $100; purchase of property, $800; total. $930. Diocesan—Missions, $6.25. Total for all objects, $936.25.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $500; value of Church building,-$500; value of Rectory, $200; total value of all Parish property, $1,200. Total indebtedness of the Parish. $30.

The services of Mr. Walter Bruce, of Helena, were of great value to the work in carrying on Lenten Services and looking after the remodeling of the Chapel and Rectory.

Mission at Osceola, Mississippi County.

The Rev. W. P. Browne, Missionary; residence. Jonesboro. Number of registered Parishioners. 14. Number of confirmed persons, 8. Communicants—Removed, 5; present number, 3.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.
Offerings. Parochial—$45.

Mission at Paragould, Greene County.

The Rev. W. P. Browne. Missionary; residence, Jonesboro. Number or registered Parishoners, 15. Baptisms—Adults, 1. Confirmations. 1. Marriages. I. Number of confirmed persons. 12. Communicants —Admitted. 1: received. 3; died 1; present number 10.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—$55.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings). $200 lot.

Ascension Station, Pocahontas. Randolph County.

The Rev. Archdeacon Rhames, Minister; residence, Little Rock; no organization except Guild.

Number of registered Parishioners. 20. Number of families, 5. Baptisms—Adults. 5. Confirmations 9. Number of confirmed persons, 12. Communicants—Present number, 12. Sunday School— Teachers, 3; pupils 17; total, 20. Public Services—On Sunday, 4; on other days, 9; Holy Communion. 2.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Guild money in bank, $130. Diocesan— $14.50.

The people are very anxious to build a church as there is only one church in the town except the Roman Catholic.

Preaching Station at Rogers, Benton County.

Number of registered Parishioners, 16. Number of families 6. Number of confirmed persons, 7. Communicants—Present number, 7. Sunday School—Teachers, 2; pupils, 10; total, 12. Public Services—On other days, 7.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Current expenses. $10. Diocesan-—Missions. $5.62.

This is only a preaching station and has a small Guild named St Andrew's, and a Sunday School which meets from house to house. I look upon the Sunday School as temporary, since the workers therein are visitors rrom Vermont and will probably return to their home in the Green Mountain State.

St. Stephen's Mission. Winslow, Washington County.

The Rev. Emil G. Hall, Missionary: residence, Winslow; Frederick Gregg and Emile H. Grube. Wardens: George Maitland. Clerk; Dr. Albert Dunlap, Treasurer.

Number of registered Parishioners (original members of all  have been continued with the Mission), 44. Number of families now living here, 12. Baptisms—Infants, 3; adults, 1; total, 4. Confirmations, 1. Number of confirmed persons, 27. Communicants—Admitted, 1; died, 2; removed, 15; present number, 27. Sunday School—Teachers. 4; pupils, 57; total, 61. Public Services— On Sunday, 104; on other days, 20; Holy Communion, 8. Sittings in the Church, 100.

Services are supported by annual subscription and by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Communion alms, $2.96; support of Missionary, $49.20. Diocesan—Missions. $3.50. Total for all objects. 255.66.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $100; value of Church building, $400; total value of all Parish property, $500.

I have labored here since January, 1899, struggling along with the people here, sharing their poverty, privation and troubles of all kinds. I would have accomplished more had not my hands been tied by opposition by my being deprived of exercising all the duties of my priestly office, until this last Christmas when I was permitted to administer the sacraments and look more closely after the interests of the Mission. Since then the work has taken on new life. We are organized and are working to have our Church building consecrated as soon as the titles can be made in proper form. One cause of praise to God is the unity and harmony of our little flock. The contributions and offerings are small, but like the widow's mite they are the expressions of loving Christian hearts and the offerings of poverty.

St. Clement's Church, Arkansas City, Desha County.

The Rev. Archdeacon, Rhames, Minister; residence, Little Rock; C. P. Smith. M. D., and F. M. Rogers, Wardens; F. M. Rogers, Clerk; Mrs. Thane. Treasurer.

Number of registered Parishioners, 25. Number of families, 6. Communicants—Present number, 10. Sunday School—Teachers, 4; pupils. 25; total, 29. Public Services—On Sunday. 8; other days 12; Holy Communion, 4. Sittings in the Church, 150.

Services are supported by voluntary contributions.

Offerings. Parochial—Current expenses, $10; building Church, $900; total, $910. Diocesan—Missions, $18.65. Total for all objects, $928.65.

Value of all Parish land (exclusive of buildings), $200; value of Church building, $1,000; other Parish property, $300; total value of all Parish property, $1,500.

The people here have given willingly and liberally and the new •Chapel is nicely finished and furnished within and without.

Source - EPISCOPAL CHURCH - DIOCESE OF ARKANSAS - 1905

The Missionary explained the teachings of the "Episcopal Church," and it seemed to be very much appreciated; a Methodist has offered us three of the choicest lots in the town if we will build. The trouble is, there are so many places offering land and money for an Episcopal Church that it is impossible to get around. I could be kept busy in a quarter of the State.

Cotter.

Same county, same conditions, same offer of three lots. This is the end of a railroad division, and will be an important town. There are some loyal Church people there ready to go to work.

Gillett, Arkansas County.

Six business lots deeded to the Church.

Jonesboro, Craighead County.

Although this is the sixth largest town in the State, nevertheless they have been able to have services but every other Sunday, the usual result followed. Beginning this Lent they have services every week and are "looking up" accordingly.

There is a nice Church and Rectory, all paid for.

Tollville, Prairie County.

No Church in the county. An English gentleman and his wife years ago went to one of the Northern States. There "was no Church" (same old story); children were born, but the Church apparently cared nothing for them, but with all this neglect, they remained loyal. Later they moved to Prairie County, prospered and multiplied, still loyal to the Church, though knowing little of Her. I "discovered" this Community whilst on a "prospecting" tour mapped out by the Bishop. They still wanted the Church, and as anyone who wants the Church in Arkansas can get Her, Mr. Rounds, a Candidate for Holy Orders, was immediately sent there. On my last visitation I christened twelve, with others to come next time. A Confirmation class is ready, and this same family, now composed of seven sons and two daughters, most of whom are heads of families, are going to erect a Church, the Bishop having agreed to furnish the same. This will be the first Church in the Diocese off the railroad. The corner-stone of the Church is to be laid June 14.

Booneville, Logan County.

Has a nice little Church, and a faithful Church woman keeps the Sunday School going.

Hartford, Sebastian County.

Services have been held here. There are a large number of English miners at this place, and something will have to be done soon.

Prescott, Nevada County.

The Church at this point was burned down in the disastrous fire of about nine months ago. This was our only building in the county.

Fulton, Hempstead County.

Services are held regularly, a fine Sunday School is kept alive by two of the best women in Arkansas, and a good lot has been deeded for a Church.

Spadra, Johnson County.

A "discovery" of Rev. Dr. Gunn's is a mining town and one of the oldest towns in the State: has no Church building of any description in the town.

We have been offered some, three or four acres of land, and the Bishop has promised, if the miners will raise half of the cost. to erect a two-story building which will do for a Chapel and at the same time have a room upstairs for a night school, reading room. etc. Anything to keep the men out of the only resort in town at present, which is a "blind tiger." This Mission will be worked on the order of a Y. M. C. A.

Bentonville, Benton County.

Until this year a service of the Church has. never been held in this town; it is a county seat.

Searcy, White County.

Good brick Church and good congregation: a Rectory will be the next move.

Siloam Springs, Benton County.

The only Church we have in that county; this is to be made the center of a new Mission field next year. They are a faithful few and deserve encouragement.

Paragould, Greene County.

This is the only Mission which has not responded to the work and anxiety put upon it; the townspeople are more than willing to help us, and a fine congregation could soon be made, but our people seem to be unable to rise to the occasion. Fortunately for the work, a lady has moved there from the southern part of the State, and my hope rests now upon her, and I think she will save the situation. We have bought two lots and have paid nearly $300 on them, and hope to pay the rest inside this year.

1 have visited and held service (sometimes giving a series of lectures) at the following places: Washington, Dumas, Conway, DeVall's Bluff, Lonoke, Osceola, Pocahontas. Rogers, and many other points that space will not permit me to mention, many of them never having seen such a service before; but still the needs are appalling; with all of the work of the past, with more aggressive Missionary work going on than possibly in any other Diocese in the country, so far we have but thirty-two counties where we have a Church, leaving forty-three yet to be covered; many of these latter have services, however, but alas! many do not.

All of the Lay Missionaries working under my directions are doing splendidly, but I would suggest that some medals be struck to commemorate the "masterly inactivity" of some of the Canons of Convocations who are supposed to assist me in their respective Convocations; the honor might just as well be conferred upon some of the Japanese admirals.

Might I also suggest that if the various Rectors would go out and "mother along" some little Mission near their Parish by an occasional week night service, they would be none the more "tired" —I mean the Rectors, not the Missions.

I would be ungrateful, however,if I did not in the same breath record my heartfelt gratitude to the Clergy of the Diocese for their innumerable courtesies to me personally in the prosecution of my work; every Rectory in the Diocese is as much my home as my own house, and there is always the proverbial "plate and crust." When I see them working week in and week out, frequently never a holiday for years, skimping to make a small stipend go a long way, with no possibility of being able to save a little for old age when Parishes do not want us because we are "old fogies," wondering what will happen when the "dead line" is reached. I thank God that I am permitted to be a Priest among such men.

W. K. Lloyd,

Arch Deacon of Arkansas.

APPENDIX VIII.

Report of Treasurer of Woman's Auxiliary.

General Missions'—Appointnment Fund. May. 1904.

Batesville $ 15 00

Balance for 1903

Batesville 4 00

Pine Bluff 25 00

Helena 10 25

Total $ 54 25

May, 1905.

Forrest City $ 5 00

Van Buren 10 00

Batesville 20 00

Camden 15 00

Marianna $ 6 oo

Helena 12 00

Christ Church, Little Rock 8o co

Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock 25 oo

Newport 15 00

Pine Bluff 25 00

Total $213 OO

United Offering. May 12, 1904.

Balance in Bank $ 95 54

Newport 4 3

Hot Springs . 5 50

Batesville 10 00

Camden 20 55

Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock 5 51

Christ Church, Little Rock 113 00

Helena 11o 00

Forrest City 2 50

Total $366 97

Diocesan Tax. May, 1905.

Van Buren $ 1 00

Marianna 1 00

Batesville 1 00

Pine Bluff ' 1 00

Helena 100

Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock 1 00

Christ Church, Little Rock 1 00

Camden 1 00

Hot Springs 1 00

Total $ 9 00

May 19, 1904, I received from Mrs. P. K. Roots $10.42, with instructions to send to Mrs. Lloyd.

Mrs. Ingham. Camden, reported that November 2, 1904, their branch had sent to St. Mary's on the Mountain. Sewanee, $114, but it did not pass through my hands. Should I include it in this report?

Specials.
June, 1904.

From Helena for Bishop Brown's Arkansas Scholarship. Columbia Institute $2000

March 15, 1905.

From Helena for Bishop Brown's Arkansas Schol-
arship, Columbia Institute 20 00

April 29, 1905.

From Batesville for Bishop Brown's Arkansas Schol-
arship, Columbia Institute $ 20 00

May 9. 1905.

From Helena for Girl's Scholarship St. Hilda's School,

Wu Chang, China 50 00

May 25, 1905.

From Hot Springs for Helen Dunlap School at Wins-
low, Arkansas 30 00

Total $140 00

DISBURSEMENTS.

General Missions Apportionment Fund. 1904.

Drafts to George C. Thomas, Treasurer $ 54 25

1006.

Drafts to George C. Thomas. Treasurer 213 00

For St. Hilda's Scholarship, Wu Chang, China 50 00

Total $317 25

1904.

Drafts to George C. Thomas. Treasurer for United

Offering $366 97

To Bishop Brown for Arkansas Scholarship, Colum-
bia Institute 20 00

1905.

March—To Bishop Brown for Columbia Institute.... 2000

May—To Bishop Brown for Columbia Institute 20 00

May—To Bishop Brown for Helen Dunlap School,

Winslow, Arkansas 30 00

Total $774 12

1904.

Paid Mrs. Lloyd, Diocesan Secretary $ 10 42

1905.

Balance from 1904, paid Mrs. Lloyd 6 00

Expenses for stationery and stamps 1 75

Total $ 18 17

Balance in Bank.

Fund for families of Clergymen $ 49 25

United Offering 8 12