the second day Eev. G. W. Gayles was elected presi¬
dent of the consolidated body by acclamation for two
years. The committee on permanent organization
nominated the following for officers which were
For 1st Vice-President, Bev. H. W. Bo wen; 2nd
Vice-President, Bev. A. A. Hamilton; Eecording
Teeretary, Eev. J. H. Nichols; Assistant Eecording
Secretary, Kev. E. T. Simms; Corresponding Secre¬
tary, Eev. T. L. Jordan; Assistant Corresponding
Secretary, Eev. C. A. Buchanan; Educational Secre¬
tary, Eev. S. A. Anderson; Statistical Secretary, Eev.
H. M. Thompson; and for other members of execu¬
tive board, Eevs. A, H. Davis, G. F. Fears, J.
Smothers, T. Frierson. G. N, Johnson, E. B. Topp,
S. A. Jordon, A. Eeed, M. Griffin, N. T. Thomas,
J. D. Weston, J. F. Boulden, E. Willis.
The introductory sermon was preached by Eev.
W. M. Givens, using for his text Psalm 9:3. " When
nine enemies are turned back they shall fall and per¬
ish at thy presence." The Baptist State Conven¬
tion (white) extended Christian greetings; sending by
telegram reference to Acts 17:26-27. "Hath made
of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the
face of the earth, and hath determined the time be¬
fore appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
that they shall seek the Lord, if happily they might
feel after him, though he be not far from every one
of us." Their greetings were returned by telegram
in the language of the Apostle Paul as found in
Ephesians 4:3-6. "Endeavoring to keep the unity of
the spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body
and one spirit even as ye are called in one hope of
your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one