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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 6, Num. 3
			
                 MAGAZINES AND REVIEWS.                    383

changed aspect, and the many tokens of their general improve-
ment. A recent visit to the Atlanta University--and there are
many schools at the South of a similiar sort, if not of so high
a grade--made to me some very surprising revelations as to the
educational privileges and prospects of the colored people. The
classes in Latin, Geometry, and Political Economy, whose reci-
tations I chanced to hear, exhibited the best results of the best
instruction in those branches. What was very noticeable, too,
was the habits of refined speech, free from all provincialism,
that characterized the students, both men and women. This
visit left upon me the distinct, almost painful, impression that
the white youth of the South must look to themselves lest they
be distanced in the race for culture. I have since learned from
many quarters that my impression, so far from being singular,
is shared by not a few eminent Southerners who have the best
opportunities for observation."
  Get the "Review" and read these two articles, and then I know
you will want to read more.  Single copy, 35 cts.; $4.00 a year.
Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 11 E. 17th St., New York
City.
  The "Treasury" for 1890 says, "Twelve college presidents will
discuss the great questions of the day, during the year." If that
isn't an inducement to any intelligent person to take the "Treas-
ury" for the year, I don't know what is. I dive into the pages
of the December number, and under "Helps in Pastoral Works,"
I am attracted by "Whaling Without a Harpoon." A sailor,
who had just returned from a whaling voyage, was taken by a
friend to hear an eloquent preacher. When they came out of
church, the friend said: "Jack, wasn't that a fine sermon?"
"Yes, it was ship-shape; the water lines were graceful; the
masts raked just high enough; the sails and rigging were all
right; but I didn't see any harpoons. When a vessel goes on a
whaling voyage, the main thing is to get whales. But they don't
come to you because you have got a fine ship. You must go
after them and harpoon them. Now it seems to me that a
preacher is a whaleman.  He is sent, not to interest or amuse
the fish by sailing among them, but to catch! them. Jesus said
to his disciples, 'I will make you fishers of men.' Now, how
many sermons like that do you think it would take to convict
a sinner and make him cry out, What must I do to be saved?"'
Single copy, 25 cts., clergymen, $2.00 a year. Published by
E. B. Treat, 5 Cooper Union.
  An interesting account of the late Unitarian conference is
given in the December number of their Review. It is exceed-
ingly interesting, and full of suggestive thought. Under "The
Color Problem," the writer refers to "An Appeal to Pharaoh"
An answer to this "Appeal" appears in this number of the A.  
M. E. Review.  While we are deeply interested in what our
friends are saying for us, it is perhas intructive to hear what




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 6, Num. 3

Volume:  06
Issue Number:  03
Date:  01/1890


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