[This is a continuation of a series of posts on Elders being attacked with eggs instead of guns]
In April 1900.
During the past week Elders F.W. Karren, R. R. Humpherys, Charles McNeil and Thomas S. Karren, who are laboring in the city of Jackson, Tenn., have been doing much good. They have been holding street meetings with much success. To be sure they have met opposition, and that in an un-American-like way. At the close of one of their meetings a few nights ago, eggs were showered upon them. [Another report noted that the eggs fell short of their mark, doing no damage.] They did not expect to have bonnets thrown at them, inasmuch as they preach such an unpopular doctrine, yet eggs were unexpected. An appeal to the chief of police was of an encouraging nature, and let it be said to his credit, he promised them protection. He assured them if he could find the guilty parties, they would be punished. [And offered a reward for information leading their conviction. Another report claimed the opposition was led by an unnamed "santified preacher"] The leading citizens of the town feel grieved that such a thing should happen within their community. The street meetings will be continued. These four brethren have been busy as the following report will show:Two hundred families visited, 120 families revisited, 400 tracts and dodgers distributed, 144 books sold, 24 of which were O. P. works, 14 meetings and 200 gospel conversations.