THE LATE ISAAC MYERS, OF BALTIMORE, MD.
IN the death of Mr. Isaac Myers, which occurred Monday,
January 26th, 1891, at his home, 1218 Jefferson street, Baltimore,
Md., the community sustains a loss which will be better under-
stood as the difficulty to fill his place becomes more and more
apparent. Few men among us have occupied so important a
place in local and national affairs as did he. His work was done
without much flourish of trumpets, but he left his impress upon
whatever he touched. One desire dominated his every effort,
and that was a desire to succeed. With those who knew him
best, his name attached to any enterprise was a promise of suc-
cess, and in this they were seldom, if ever, disappointed. He
was thoroughly methodical and business-like in all his opera-
tions, and this, with his extraordinary natural ability, was sure
to bring success.
His field of usefulness may be thus summarized:
1. A useful Church member in high official standing.
2. A leading business man in the community.
3. A politician of the higher rank.
In any of these vocations he was never satisfied with what
might be termed ordinary success. His inventive genius enabled
him to quickly see an opportunity to improve upon old methods,
and thus lift his work to a higher degree of excellence. He was
for many years a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal
Church, on Saratoga street, near Gay--a church which, for sub-
stantial workmanship and architectural beauty, stands a monu-
ment to the skill and energy of Bishop Daniel A. Payne, under
whose management it was built. This is the leading church
among our people in the Monumental City, and in it Mr. Myers
was the central figure among the laymen. Possibly his best
work was done in the Sunday-school, where he held the position
of superintendent over fifteen years to our knowledge. Under
his management the school became, by common consent, the
leading school in the connection. Indeed, our enthusiastic and
successful Connectional Sunday-school Secretary, Dr. C. S.
Smith, denominated it the " banner Sunday-school of the world."