and hospoak for him the success which he richly deserves."
Hen Patrick Walsh. edit< r < f the Augusta Chronicle wrote: "Rev.
Walker is doing a great good among his people. His church is a great
credit and both lie and his people are worthy of substantial aid"
Hon R. H. May. then Mayor of the city of Augusta, wrot •: 'He is
perfect gentleman, devout christian and deserving of all confidence."
The Testimonials Rev. Walker carried with him on this trip
might be multiplied ad infinitum.
In New York Rev Justin Djwey Fulton wrote: "My pjoplo who
heard him pronounce him a preacher of more than ordinary ability.
His voice is good, his learning modest and impressive, his language
excellent, and the aim of his preaching is to glorify Christ.''
In Boston, Rev J. Horatio Carter, D. D., wrote:
" Brother Walker is an able, earnest, logical and eloquent preacher,
and worthy of support."
Rev. Walker was present at the corganization of the American
National Baptist Convention in ISSfiat St. Louis, Mo., and served on
the committe of constitution, and otherwise played a most prominent
part in its organization. He has attended every session every year
since, and is one of the most prominent'membors at its annual sessions.
In ISSi), at Indianapolis, Ind., before this body, the Rev. Mr. Wal¬
ker preached the National sermon and that with telling effect.
At its coneluson, the Rev. William J. Simmons, D. D., L. L. D., Pros.
of the State University of Kv., walked up to the minister, shook his
hand and said, "Yoa have won your D. D., and I'll s.-e that you get
it." The following s-i minor, at the close of the seho >1 year SO—ill), Dr.
Simmons, true to his words had the trustees of lire State University ( f
Kentucky to confer upon R -v. C. T. Walker, the honorary dogr.jj of
Doctor of Divinity which he has worthily borne over sines.
Writing up this s^sion of National Baptists th '. Rev. Dr. Daniel
A. (laddie, took occasion to say the Rev. Mr. Walker was "a young
man full of life and piety, bj uitiful and attractive in delivery. Ho is
an electrifying oriitor and wax -s warm in the end. He is a great re¬
vivalist, a finished and p >inted workman."
In thus same convention R :v. Walker won for himself a national
reputation for his wise and conservative stand when the body had un¬
der consideration th: outlawry, lynch law and other outrages of tlu
South. He was re fori- d to, by the le iding newspap u'S of the country,
as a strong man in a crisis. The other members of the holy, almost! >
a man. indulged in wholesale abuse of the South; maligned its name,
hit the white people of the S >uth some death dealing blows; excite¬
ment ran high. R -v. Walker gained Ihe floor and made a:i able speech
counseling wisdom and moderation and stating that he believed that
the best element of the white people in the North were trying, to cre¬
ate a public sentiment so powerful against these outrages that they
will become impossible.
On L'lst. of May 1kSl>, Rev. Walker delivered the an¬
nual address before the Atlanta Baptist and Spelman Sem¬
inary on the Needs-and Responsibilities of the Colored
Race. It was a masterly elTort. In opening the speaker
"When our mind like the swift ly passing scene of a
panorama take a retrospective view of the past history of