This is the image of the full or partial text of an article entitled "Illinois Baptists", printed in the Inter-Ocean of 1887-10-19. This article is in the public domain, because it was published in the United States before 1923.
Rock Island, HL, Oct IS.— Special Telegram.—The Illinois Baptist anniversaries dosed here to-night, tbe Rev. Philip Frederickson, of Ottawa, preaching the closing uermon on tha subject: “The Keflex Influence of Systematic Beneficence.” TlieKev. £ Perrin, Ph. D.,of Chicago, preached from the subject: “The Demands of Systematic Beneficence Upon Every Christian.” Joliet was chosen as the place of tha anniversaries next year.
This morning Dr. Hewitt, of Peoria, presented the report of the educational committee. Tha report indicates that encouraging progress has been made by the educational institution* of the denominations. In this State the seminary at Morgan Park was erected, a new fire-proof building. Shurtleff College has established a new department of music and art, and has added several thousand dollara to its endowment fund. The Kev. E. S. Graham is the successful financial agent of the I college.. Almira College, a seminary lor young i .ladies, has also made commendable progress.
Mrs. Sawyer, of Lincoln, Neb., read a paper presenting 'the very generous proposition of Mrs. F. A. W. Shimer, proprietress of Monnt Carroll Seminary, to donate the seminary buildings and grounds to the Baptist ladies of tha Northwest, on condition that an endowment of $100,000 be raised to place the institution upon a permanent basis.
j Resolution^ were adopted favoring prohibition of tho liquor traffic, the introduction of the systematic inductive study of the English ; Bible in colleges and universities, and the vari-| ous missionary enterprises at home and abroad.