The American Missionary
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EDITORIAL DEATH OF REV. JAMES POWELL, D.D. A WORD TO OUR WORKERS APPEAL NEW ENGLAND OFFICE—DEATH OF REV. W.H. ELLIS
THE FIELD. LIST OF MISSIONARIES AND TEACHERS
THE SOUTH. NOTES IN THE SADDLE. Supt. Ryder
THE INDIANS. WHAT AN INDIAN THINKS OF IT
BUREAU OF WOMAN'S WORK. PARAGRAPHS
FOR THE CHILDREN HOW SUSY WENT TO TOUGALOO
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THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.
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VOL. XLII. FEBRUARY, 1888. No. 2.
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American Missionary Association.
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DEATH OF REV. JAMES POWELL, D.D.
"He whom thou lovest is dead," were the sorrowful words of the stricken sisters concerning their brother; we repeat them to our many friends who enjoyed the personal friendship of our beloved brother Powell. These friends cannot restore him to us, as the Friend restored Lazarus to his family; but they can sympathize with us in our great bereavement. It is scarcely three months since our honored president, Gov. Washburn, was suddenly taken away, and we have not yet found his successor; and now, Dr. Powell has been removed almost as suddenly, and we can scarcely hope to find one to take his place. Our only consolation is, that God makes no mistakes, and that, while men die, His work goes on.
The death of Dr. Powell was unexpected, but its cause lay far back. When only nineteen years of age, he entered the service of the Christian Commission, and in the malarial regions of the South, the germs of disease were planted in his system. They were the cause of frequent and distressing turns of illness, while his irrepressible energy never allowed him to take the rest necessary for recovery. The physicians pronounced the immediate cause of his death to be apoplexy, but most men carrying his burden of ill-health would have yielded long before; only his immeasurable hopefulness and activity sustained him to the end.
Rev. James Powell, D.D., was born in Wales, December 25, 1842. At an early age he came to this country, and partly by his own exertions and partly by the help of friends whom he had won to himself by his genial nature and evident indications of future usefulness, he obtained an education, graduating from Dartmouth College in 1866, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1869. He was installed as pastor of the church at Newburyport in November, 1869, his only pastorate, and remained there till February, 1873. His health being impaired by his incessant labors as pastor, he was persuaded by his friend, Rev. Mr. Pike, to aid in introducing the Jubilee Singers to the English public, with the further purpose of either remaining abroad to manage the affairs of the Singers in Great Britain, or of returning and temporarily taking Mr. Pike's place in Connecticut and New York, as District Secretary of the Association. The latter alternative was finally decided upon, and Mr. Powell assumed these duties in the latter part of the year 1873. A year afterwards, on the resignation of Rev. Dr. Patton from our Chicago office, Mr. Powell, who had shown remarkable gifts as a speaker, was at once selected as District Secretary of our Western department. Here he remained for nearly ten years, when some changes were required in our district offices and he was called to New York as Assistant Corresponding Secretary, and entrusted with the supervision of the entire collecting field. The work he had done so acceptably and efficiently at the West was followed by equally effective services in his wider field at the East. In the three years of the recent burden of debt upon the Association, the energies of Dr. Powell were called into full play, and when, at our last Annual Meeting, we rejoiced in deliverance from debt, it was felt that the gratifying result was due in a large measure to his eloquence by voice and pen. At that meeting Dr. Powell was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Association.
Bro. Powell was an orator born, not made. His eloquence was not of the Websterian sort, massive and logical, but rather of that magnetic kind which wins and sways an audience at will, sometimes to smiles and then to tears, but always with definite persuasion. He was a brilliant writer as well as speaker. His pen glowed with a special inspiration, and was prolific as well. The pages of the AMERICAN MISSIONARY, the columns of the weekly religious press, the numerous circulars issued from this office and his abundant correspondence, all bear witness to this. He was a wise man in counsel. The impassioned and imaginative speaker is not usually characterized by a cautious judgment or administrative gifts; but we have found in this office that when grave questions arose for consideration, Dr. Powell was remarkably conservative and judicious. But the crowning glory of the man was his bright and genial nature, and his warm and devoted Christian character. It was this that won all hearts, that made him welcome on every platform and in every pulpit, that bound his friends to him in warmest attachment, that opened the doors of all homes to him and that leaves the memory of brightness behind him in the offices where he toiled and in his own dear home. His life went out not as the lightning's flash, that leaves the deeper darkness behind, nor as the setting sun, that has the night before and after, but his departure from life was only the entrance into eternal brightness, and leaves a radiance behind that will be a perpetual joy and consolation to his friends. He was born on Christmas day, and the festivities of another Christmas day were not wholly past when he died. His birth was a Christmas gift to earth, and, be it said with reverence, his death was a Christmas gift to Heaven, for through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the sanctifying influence of the blessed spirit, we believe he was made meet to be presented to the Father, in whose hands we leave him.
A WORD TO OUR WORKERS
To lead a people long crushed by oppression away from the degradations of slavery into a true and intelligent freedom, to teach those who have no inheritance of steady purpose to rise into new habits of thought and feeling, and away from the heredity of superstitions which were unrelated with morality, into a faith which really purifies the heart and the life, is not the work of a year, nor of fifty years. It means patient continuance in well doing. It means consecration, responsibility and self-sacrifice on the part of those who take upon themselves and into themselves, the sins and the sorrows, and the struggles and failures of those who are to be saved.
Nothing but a consecration that becomes a passion of the soul in Christ's love and for Christ's sake, and an abiding faith in the triumph of his kingdom of love and righteousness, will explain the earnestness and labor of the devoted souls in our mission work, who are God's kings and priests ministering to the lowly, and crowding their days with service for those who have been the victims of the strong, and who, now weak and poor, are despised in their poverty and weakness.
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All honor to those who are giving themselves to break down the injustices of a cruel and unchristian caste, all honor to the noble men and women who are working to rescue millions from the woeful inheritance of centuries, as well as to save them from the dominion of the sin which is common to man.
Others may honor Kings and Queens and Princes who have had their greatness thrust upon them, but we will stand with those who accentuate their reverence for lives consecrated to the good of humanity, who are afflicted with the sorrows of God's poor, and oppressed with their burdens, and whose prayers and songs are God save the people, Their lives may not be chronicled in the pages which tell of those who lived to make others serve them, but they are shining names upon God's Book of Life, and in the day of the coronation of the nobility which God sees and records, their names will stand out like radiant stars in the heavens. One of such was JAMES POWELL, whose life was a grand sacrifice of undeviating love for those whose necessities made him feel that he was debtor to them, until he gave them the price of his life which Christ had redeemed.
Subordinating himself to this consecration with incessant desire, he has left his example which may well be inspiration and strength to all who are working and praying for those who have been trodden under the feet of the strong, and he has left his influence for tens of thousands.
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In the prophecy which foretold Christ, centuries before he came it was written, "He shall not fail, nor be discouraged." Fellow workers, it is not the consecration of a year, nor of a generation, that is to restore the millions for whom we work to the places where God would bring them. The pitiless centuries cannot be redeemed in one day. Doubtless the work may seem slow and the time may seem long, but every good deed counts, and no prayer is unheard. The good work is not in vain. The progress already made is wonderful. The workers who have consecrated themselves may die in their unfinished work, but God has pledged himself that the work shall go on. His promises and his providences will work together like cogs in a wheel. We shall not fail, and we need not be discouraged. Such lives as that of JAMES POWELL are not too common in human history, but they show us how the divine can endue the human with its own power, and how God can make souls great witnesses for God. Some tell us that the heroic ages have passed away, but they have not. No! They will last until the world shall be saved, for the inspirations which come from the spirit of God and from the cross of Christ will live in hearts which will burn to save those who need to be saved.
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Since the death of Dr. Powell, we have received numerous letters from all parts of the country expressing sympathy in our great bereavement, which the writers shared profoundly with us. The admiration and love entertained by the writers, and uttered in these letters, toward our beloved brother, is gratifying to us, as it is also to his family. In the pressure of duties consequent upon his death and burial, we have not found time to reply to these letters, and take this occasion to acknowledge their receipt and to express our heartfelt thankfulness to the writers.
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We shall not be able to make the stirring appeals to provide for the exigent demands of our great work which our readers have been wont to recognize as coming from the heart of Dr. Powell, who had the oversight and burden of the collecting fields.
Never was our work more critical, never more urgent and never more hopeful.
The winter months, on which we must chiefly rely, are here, and are fast moving into the past. The work has been laid upon us and it would seem faithless to our sacred trust to sacrifice any part of it. But we must not take on a debt. We can only be saved from putting the knife to our work or of trying to do what we cannot pay for, if the faithful pastors of the churches will give their very present help. If the pastors who believe in the work, which includes the education and salvation of the needy among four races, will give their churches and Christian stewards a good chance to know how great the cause is and what its honest appeals are, we are confident that the Lord will deliver us from impending trouble.
We will gladly furnish every pastor, and others who will send to us for them, such facts and figures as may be helpful in representing the work. Surely we can depend upon those who love God and their country for thoughtful remembrance and ready response.
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The Rev. C.J. Ryder who has been assigned to the District Secretaryship of the Eastern district for the collecting field in New England, will, upon his return from a supervisory tour in the extreme South, succeed our friend, Dr. Woodworth, in the Boston office.
It is well known to our readers that Superintendent Ryder, two and a half years ago, was induced to assume the laborious work then demitted by Rev. Dr. Roy upon a similar transfer of Dr. Roy from the Field Superintendency to the District Secretaryship of the West, with his office in Chicago. To those who have read the "Notes in the Saddle" from the South, in our magazine, written by Supt. Ryder, we need add no word of introduction. Nor need we say that he will carry into his new department of our common work the same energy, zeal and interest which has characterized the past. With his presentations of the work, and with his personal knowledge and experience of the field, and of every part of it, we anticipate for the new District Secretary a hearty welcome and co-operation on the part of our pastors and churches. The work in the South will be temporarily supervised, and arrangements have been made for this by the New York office.
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In retiring from his long-time trust, the Rev. Dr. Woodworth bears with him the thanks of multitudes of God's poor in the South, and the high regard of all who have been associated in co-operative work with him. It is not impossible that he may yet see his way to add to his record of many years, still further service in another department of this varied work.
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DEATH OF REV. WM. H. ELLIS.
Rev. William H. Ellis died Nov. 28th, at Troy, N.C., aged thirty-five years and six months. He entered the work of the A.M.A. in North Carolina in 1878 and continued in that field. At the time of his death he was pastor of the Congregational Church and teacher of the Association's school, at Troy, N.C. He was a graduate of Williams College and continued his habits of study during the years of his arduous labor as a missionary.
He had been for a long time in feeble health, but was unwilling to leave his post of duty even temporarily to secure his recovery. His services in this field of the A.M.A. have been characterized by self-denial, patience and faithfulness. He was intensely loyal to his convictions and died having fought the good fight, a Christian hero.
The following list presents the names and post-office addresses of those who are employed in the Churches, Institutions and Schools aided by the American Missionary Association.
THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT, HOWARD UNIVERSITY.
Rev. W.W. Patton, D.D. Washington, D.C. " J.G. Craighead, D.D., " " " A.W. Pitzor, D.D., " " " S.M. Newman, D.D., " " " John G. Butler, D.D., " " " G.W. Moore, " "
LINCOLN MEMORIAL CHURCH.
Pastor, Rev. G.W. Moore, Washington, D.C.
Missionary, Mrs. G.W. Moore, Washington, D.C.
Minister, Rev. H.B. Frissell, Hampton, Va.
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Minister, Rev. George S. Rollins, Rockbottom, Mass.
Principal, Mr. Geo. A. Woodard, Weymouth, Mass.
Assistants, Miss Alice M. Beach, Cortland, N.Y. " H.L. Fitts, Candia, N.H. " Cora M. Rogers, Springfield, Vt. " Louise Denton, Hampstead, L.I. " Mary D. Hyde, Zumbrota, Minn. " C.A. Lewis, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Geo. A. Woodard, Weymouth, Mass.
Special Missionary, Miss A.E. Harrington, Portland, Me.
Minister, Rev. Geo. S. Smith, Raleigh, N.C.
OAKS AND CEDAR CLIFF.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.N. Bay, Oaks, N.C. Miss E.W. Douglas, Decorah, Iowa.
CHAPEL HILL AND HILLSBORO.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.N. Ray, Oaks, N.C. Mrs. Carrie Jones, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Teachers, Mr. Sandy Paris, Cedar Cliff, N.C. Mrs. Sandy Paris, " "
Minister, Rev. Michael Jerkins, Beaufort, N.C.
Teacher, Miss M.E. Wilcox, Madison, Ohio.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. Stephen C. Goosley, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Teacher, Miss Rebecca Goosley, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Minister and Teachers, Rev. Alfred Connet, Solsberry, Ind. Miss Nettie Connet, " " Mr. O. Connet, " "
STRIEBY, SALEM AND NALLS.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. Z. Simmons, Dudley, N.C. Mrs. Elinor Walden, Strieby, N.C.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. Wm. H. Ellis, Southfield, Mass.
PEKIN AND DRY CEEEK.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.L. Grice, Pekin, N.C.
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Minister, Rev. Geo. C. Rowe, Charleston, S.C.
Principal, Mr. M.A. Holmes, Lee, Mass.
Assistants, Miss Martha J. Davis, Dunstable, Mass. " Jennie E. Fahnestock, Lewiston, Ill. Mr. Edward A. Lawrence, Charleston, S.C. Miss Bessie C. Beehan, Fergus, Ont. " Mary J. Steiger, Westfield, Mass. " Mary I. Deas, Charleston, S.C. Mrs. M.A. Holmes, Lee, Mass.
Minister, Rev. W.A. Sinclair, Orangeburg, S.C.
BREWER NORMAL SCHOOL.
Rev. J.E.B. Jewett, Pepperell, Mass. Mrs. J.E.B. Jewett, " " " M.M. Pond, " "
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Ministers, Rev. Evarts Kent, Chicago, Ill. " C.W. Francis, Atlanta, Ga.
Instructors and Managers, Prof. Cyrus W. Francis, Atlanta, Ga. " Thos. N. Chase, Atlanta, Ga. " Horace Bumstead, D.D., Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Horace M. Sessions, Hampden, Mass. " Edgar H. Webster, Boston, Mass. " C.C. Tucker, Fitchburg, Mass. " John W. Young, Atlanta, Ga. " C.D. Alvord, Boston, Mass, Miss Ella W. Moore, Chicago, Ill. " Rebecca Massey, Oberlin, O. " Margaret Neel, Livonia, N.Y. " Carrie E. Jones, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Lucy E. Case, Charlton Dep't, Mass. " T.N. Chase, Atlanta, Ga. Miss S.A. Cooley, Bavaria, Kan. " Elma H. Stone, Hyde Park, Mass. " Julia A. Cole, Auburndale, Mass. Mrs. Jane T. Ware, Atlanta, Ga. " C.C. Hendry, Exeter, N.H. Miss Mary E. Sands, Saco, Me. Mrs. H.W. Chase, West Randolph, Vt. Miss M. Agnes Tuck, Exeter, N.H. " F.M. Andrews, Milltown, N.B. " E.H. Merrill, Boston, Mass.
STORRS SCHOOL (104 Houston St.)
Principal, Mrs. H.I. Miller, East Corinth, Vt.
Assistants, Miss I.M. Tindall, Pontiac, Ill. " Amelia L. Ferris, Oneida, Ill. " Nellie S. Donnell, Bath, Me. " Lizzie I. Clark, Simmons, O. " Caledonia Phillips, Cannonsburg, Pa. " A.H. Levering, Philadelphia, Pa. " Carrie J. Parry, Chicago, Ill. " Nellie E. Blood, Pepperell, Mass.
Special Missionary, Miss Lizzie Stevenson, Bellefontaine, O.
MACON AND BYRON
Minister, Rev. Samuel Rose, Poquonock, Conn.
LEWIS HIGH SCHOOL.
Principal, Mrs. Liva A. Shaw, Owego, N.Y.
Assistants, Miss E.L. Patten, Somers, Conn. " E.B. Scobie, Peninsula, O. " Anna Doyen, Antioch, Ill. " S.F. Clark, Medina, O. " Jennie Woodruff, Berea, Ky. Mrs. Grace M. Rose, Poquonock, Conn. " F.E. Greene, Rochester, N.Y. Miss M.A. Glassburn, Gallipolis, O.
Industrial Teacher, Mr. C.F. Robinson, Syracuse, N.Y.
Minister, Rev. L.B. Maxwell, Savannah, Ga.
Principal, Miss A.A. Holmes, Lee. Mass.
Assistants, Miss M.A. Lyman, Huntingdon, Mass. " M.R. Montgomery, Arlington, N.J. " C.M. Dox, Kalamazoo, Mich. " M.M. Foote, Norwich, N.Y. " H.I. Martin, South Lee, Mass. " H.M. Hegeman, City Island, N.Y. " A.D. Gerrish, Warron, Mass.
NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
Principal, Mrs. W.L. Gordon, Richmond, Mich.
Assistants, Miss Mary Howard Nutting, Randolph, Vt. " Julia A. Goodwin, Mason, N.H. " Anna M. Poppino, New Wilmington, Pa. " Mary E. Pomroy, Elyria, O. " Kate I. Fowler, Kenosha, Wis. " Amelia Knapp, Greenwhich, Conn.
McINTOSH, LIBERTY CO.
Minister, Rev. Floyd Snelson, McIntosh, Ga.
Teachers, Miss Elizabeth Plimpton, Walpole, Mass. " Mary E. Ayer, Brookfield, Mass. " Lizzie H. Kuhl, Lawrenceville, Pa. " Mary A. Cutler, Greenwich Valley, Mass.
Minister and Teachers, Rev. James Walker, Cypress Slash, Ga. Mrs. James Walker, " " "
Minister, Rev. Geo. V. Clarke, Atlanta, Ga.
Teacher, Mr. Lewis S. Clark, Athens, Ga.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.H.H. Sengstacke, Savannah, Ga. Mr. J. Loyd, " "
Minister and Teacher, Rev. E.J. Penney, Marietta, Ga.
Teacher. Mr. W.C. Greene, Albany, Ga.
RUTLAND AND ANDERSONVILLE.
Minister, Rev. N.B. James, New Orleans, La.
DAVISVILLE AND STONEWALL.
Minister, Rev. R.M. Lewis, Milford, Ga.
Minister, Rev. James Walker, Cypress Slash, Ga.
Techers, Mrs. A. Richardson, —— Mr. Edw. Richardson, ——
Teacher, Mr. F.H. Henderson, Cuthbert, Ga.
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Teachers, Miss Mary E. McLane, New Haven, Conn. " Alice M. Field, North Bennington, Vt.
Minister, Rev. W.A. Benedict, Orange Park, Fla.
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Minister, Rev. G.W. Andrews, D.D., Talladega, Ala.
Instructors and Managers, Pres. H.S. DeForest, D.D., Talladega, Ala. Prof. G.W. Andrews, D.D., Talladega, Ala. " Jesse Bailey, Woolwich, Me. Mr. E.C. Silsby, Talladega, Ala. " John Orr, Clinton, Mass, " E.A. Bishop, Talladega, Ala. " C.H. Clark, Richmond, Me. Miss L.F. Partridge, Holliston, Mass. " Jennie A. Ainsworth, Winter Park, Fla. " I. Mary Crane, Gilbert's Mills, N.Y. " May L. Phillips, Cannonsburg, Pa. Mrs. Clara O. Rindge, Homer, N.Y. Miss Helen M. Andrews, Massena, N.Y. " Lura Aldridge, Oak Park, Ill. " Sarah J. Elder, Melrose, Mass. " F.L. Yeomans, Danville, Ills. Mrs. E.A. Bishop, Talladega, Ala. " John Orr, Clinton, Mass. " E.C. Silsby, Talladega, Ala. Miss Alice F. Topping, Olivet, Mich. Mrs. H.S. De Forest, Talladega, Ala. " G.W. Andrews, Talladega, Ala.
Minister, Rev. H.S. Williams, Athens, Ala.
Teachers, Miss M.F. Wells Ann Arbor, Mich. " Villa D. Crumb, Norwich, N.Y. " Alice M. Whitsey, Pover, Ohio. " Lila McClelland, Norwood, N.Y.
Minister, Rev. A.W. Curtis, Crete, Neb.
Teachers, Rev. A.W. Curtis, Crete, Neb. Miss M.A. Mason, Westfield, Mass. " Almeda Marston, Oberlin, Ohio. " Clara A. Dole, " "
Minister, Rev. C.B. Curtis, Burlington, Wis.
Special Missionary, Miss Mary K. Lunt, New Gloucester, Me.
Minister, Rev. F.G. Ragland Mobile, Ala.
Principal, Mr. Geo. P. Armstrong, Speedside, Can.
Assistants, Mrs. Geo. P. Armstrong, Speedside, Can. Miss Florence Gill, Oberlin, O. " Isadora M. Caughey, Kingsville, O. " Anna D. Newman, Andover, Mass. " Mary R. Whitcomb, Redfield, Dak. " Harriet B. Clapp, Fulton, N.Y.
Matron and Special Missionary, Miss L.A. Filigree, Denmark, Me.
Minister, Rev. J.A. Jones, Talladega, Ala.
SHELBY IRON WORKS.
Minister, Rev. J.R. Sims, Talladega, Ala.
Minister, —— ——
Minister, Rev. Spencer Snell, Birmingham, Ala.
MONTGOMERY, (P.O. Box 62.)
Minister, Rev. R.C. Bedford, Watertown, Wis.
LAWSONVILLE AND COVE.
Minister, Rev. W.P. Hamilton, Talladega, Ala.
Minister, Rev. H.W. Conley, Talladega, Ala.
Teachers, —— —— —— ——
JENIFER AND IRONATON.
Minister, Rev. J.B. Grant, Talladega, Ala.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. —— ——
Minister and Teachers, Rev. D.W. Culp, Florence, Ala. Miss Fanny Jones, " "
Minister, Rev. E.A. Squier, Decatur, Ala.
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
Minister, Rev. B.J. Donnell, Decatur, Ala.
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Minister, Rev. Henry S. Bennett, Nashville, Tenn.
Instructors and Managers, Pres. E.M. Cravath, D.D., Nashville, Tenn. Prof. A.K. Spence, " " " H.S. Bennett, " " " F.A. Chase, " " " H.H. Wright, Oberlin, O. Rev. E.C. Stickel, " " Prof. Helen C. Morgan, Cleveland, O. Miss Anna M. Cahill, Nashville, Tenn. " Laura A. Parmelee, Toledo, O. " Anna F. Ballantine, Oberlin, O. " Mary E. Edwards, Westhampton, Mass. " Julia A. Condict, Adrian, Mich. " E.M. Clapp, East Hampton, Mass. " Jennie A. Robinson, Oberlin, O. " Sarah Bowen, Bloomington, Ind. Mrs. Lucy R. Greene, No. Amherst, Mass. Miss M.L. Matthews, Millville, N. Y. " S.M. Wells, Middletown, N. Y. Mrs. W.D. McFarland, Winsted, Conn. Mrs. Lizzie Jenkins, Marion, Kas. Mr. Wm. R. Morris, Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. A.K. Spence, " " " E.M. Cravath, " "
Minister, Rev. John W. Whittaker, Springfield, Mass.
Minister, Rev. J.M. Gilmere, Nashville, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. G. Stanley Pope, Grand View, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. B.A. Imes, Oberlin, O.
LE MOYNE SCHOOL.
Principal, Prof. A.J. Steele, Whitewater, Wis.
Assistants, Mr. Fred R. Nichols, Keene, N.H. Miss Esther A. Barnes, Tallmadge, O. " Ella Bebout, Thomas, Pa. " Ruth E. Stinson, Woolwich, Me. " M.A.C. Stewart, Wilmot, N.S. " C.S. Goldsmith, Chester, N.H. " Rebecca M. Green, Hamlet, N.Y. " M.A. Kinney, Whitewater, Wis. " Zulee E. Felton, Memphis, Tenn. " Fannie A. McCullough, " "
Minister and Teacher, Rev. Jos. E. Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. G.W. Jackson, Tougaloo, Miss.
ROBBINS, SLICK ROCK AND HELENWOOD
Minister and General Missionary, Rev. G. Stanley Pope, Grand View, Tenn.
Minister and General Missionary, Rev. A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
Teachers and Missionary, Mr. Geo. Lawrence, Hillsdale, Mich. Mrs. Geo. Lawrence, " " " A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. L.D. Cunningham, Talladega, Ala.
Minister, Rev. ——, ——
Teachers, Mrs. Julia B. Nelson, Red Wing, Minn. Miss S. Elizabeth Lee, Fulton, N.Y. " Blanche Page, Kewanee, Ills,
Minister, Rev. S.P. Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. Jos. E. Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn,
Minister and Teacher, Rev. C.B. Biggs, Emmington, Ill. Mr. E.A. Palmer, Grand View, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. G. Stanley Pope, Grand View, Tenn.
Minister and Teachers, Rev. Benj. Dodge, Centre Lebanon, Me. Miss Jeanne A. Calkins, Daysville, N.Y. " E.F. Dodge, Centre Lebanon, Me.
Minister, Rev. B. Dodge, Centre Lebanon, Me.
Minister, Rev. A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
Minister, Rev. Stanley E. Lathrop, New London, Wis.
Teachers, Miss Gert. Bridgman, S. Amherst, Mass. " Mary L. Hubbard, Sunderland, Mass.
Instructors, Rev. Azel Hatch, Oberlin, O. Miss Flora C. Clough, Plainfield, N.H. " Anna M. Tetter, Oberlin, O. " Mira L. Olmstead, Denver, Col. " Mary A. Peffers, Peru, Vt. " Louise C. Holman, Lincoln, Neb.
Minister, Rev. G.M. McClellan, Louisville, Ky.
Special Missionary, Miss S.S. Evans, Fryeburg, Me.
WILLIAMSBURG AND S. WILLIAMSBURG.
Minister, Rev. F.E. Jenkins, S. Coventry, Ct.
Principal, Rev. F.E. Jenkins, S. Coventry, Ct.
Teachers, Mr. R.E. Dickson, Windsor Locks, Ct. Mrs. W.E. Wheeler, Marshfield, Wis. Miss Maria M. Lickorish, North Ridgeville, O. " M.A. Packard, Williamsburg, Ky. Mrs. J.P. Hubbard, Hiram, Me.
PLEASANT VIEW AND ROCKHOLD.
Minister, Rev. E.H. Bullock, Polleyton, Ky.
CORBIN AND WOODBINE.
Minister, Rev. W.H. Baker, Berea, Ky.
LYNN CAMP AND LIBERTY.
Missionary, Mrs. A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
Missionary, Mrs. A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
DOWLAIS AND SAXTON.
Minister, Rev. A.A. Myers, Jellico, Tenn.
CLOVER BOTTOM AND GRAY HAWK.
Minister, Rev. Mason Jones, Berea, Ky.
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Minister, Rev. B.F. Foster, Topeka, Kan.
Minister, Rev. Welborn Wright, Lawrence, Kan.
Minister. —— ——
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Minister, Rev. Y.B. Sims, Talladega, Ala.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. —— ——
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Minister, Rev. Frank G. Woodworth, Wolcott, Conn.
Instructors and Managers, Pres. Frank G. Woodworth, Wolcott, Conn. Mr. B.S. Hill, Graytown, O. Mr. Henry P. Kennedy, Jackson, Mich. " Wm. D. Hitchcock, " " " W.H. Bishop, Amherst, Mass. " J.C. Klein, Stockbridge, Mich. Miss Gertrude M. Sammons, Wattsburgh, Pa. " Julia A. Sauntry, Burbank, Minn. " Sarah Humphrey, East Saginaw, Mich. " Annie L. Harwood, Oak Park, Ill. " Clara E. Walker, Lorain, O. " Nellie L. Ruddock, Hancock, Minn. Mrs. A.V. Whiting, Clearwater, Minn. " H.P. Kennedy, Jackson, Mich. " Wm. D. Hitchcock, " " Miss. S.L. Emerson, Hallowell, Me.
PLEASANT RIDGE AND SALEM.
Minister, Rev. Eli Tapley, Columbus, Miss.
Minister, Rev. James E. Rawlins, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Minister, Rev. C.L. Harris, Jackson, Miss.
Minister, Rev. J.B. Oliver, Greenville, Miss.
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Minister, Rev. M.L. Berger, D.D., Claverack, N.Y.
Instructors and Managers, Pres. R.C. Hitchcock, Thompsonville, Ct. Prof. M.L. Berger, D.D., Claverack, N.Y. Mr. E.J. Pond, New Orleans, La. " S.H. Bishop, New York City, " E.C. Rose, New Orleans, La. Miss Alice Shovelton, No. Weymouth, Mass. Mrs. E.J. Pond, New Orleans, La. Miss Olive A. Thompson, Durham, N.H. " Anna F. Condict, Adrian, Mich. Mrs. R.C. Hitchcock, Thompsonville, Ct. Miss May O. Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J. " Ella Samson, Somerville, Mass. " Sarah A. Coffin, Beloit, Wis. " Eugenie Northrop, Lysander, N.Y. " Jennie Fyfe, Lansing, Mich. " Sibyl M. Noble, Norwichtown, Ct. Mrs. E.C. Eose, New Orleans, La.
Minister, —— ——
SPAIN STREET CHURCH.
Minister, Rev. C.H. Claiborne, New Orleans, La.
MORRIS BROWN CHURCH.
Minister, Rev. I.H. Hall, New Orleans, La.
Minister, Rev. Byron Gunner, Talladega, Ala.
FAUSSE POINT AND BELLE PLACE.
Minister, Rev. Wm. Butler, New Iberia, La.
Minister, Rev. I.H. Hall, New Orleans, La.
Minister, —— ——
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Minister, Rev. Henry L. Hubbell, D.D., Amherst, Mass.
Instructors and Managers, Pres. Henry L. Hubbell, D.D., Amherst, Mass. Mr. B.M. Weld, —— " " K.A. Campbell, Boston, Mass. Miss Rose M. Kinney, Oberlin, O. " Fanny J. Webster, Sheboygan, Mich. " Clara M. Hubbell, Amherst, Mass. " Florence A. Sperry, Rock Creek, O. " Phebe B. Parsons, Marcellus, N.Y. Mrs. K.A. Campbell, Boston, Mass. Miss Carrie M. Park, West Boxford, Mass.
Special Missionary, Miss M.J. Adams, Columbus, Wis.
HELENA AND GOLIAD.
Minister, Rev. Mitchell Thompson, Helena, Tex.
Minister, Rev. J.W. Strong, Talladega, Ala.
Minister, —— ——
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.R. McLean, Paris, Tex.
Minister, Rev. J.R. McLean, Paris, Tex.
Minister and Teacher, Rev. E.E. Sims, Dodd, Tex.
Minister, —— ——
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SANTEE AGENCY, NEBRASKA.
NORMAL TRAINING SCHOOL.
Superintendent and Missionary, Rev. A.L. Riggs, Santee Agency, Neb.
Treasurer, Mr. Joseph H. Steer, Santee Agency, Neb.
Teachers, Mr. J.A. Chadbourne, Bridgewater, Mass. Miss Harriet B. Ilsley, Newark, N.J. " Helen E. Haynes, Townsend Harbor, Mass. " Edith Leonard, Scotland, Mass. " Cora Riggs, Santee Agency, Neb. " Ella Worden, Topeka, Kansas.
Native Teachers James Garvie, Santee Agency, Neb. Jennie M. Cox, " " " Eugenia LaMoore, Brown Earth, Dak.
Matrons, Miss L.H. Douglass, (Dakota Home), New Haven, Ct. Miss Harriet A. Brown, (Bird's Nest), Brooklyn, N.Y. Miss Jennie E. Kennedy, (Young Men's Hall), Montrose, Iowa. Miss S. Lizzie Voorhees, (Boys' Cottage), Rocky Hill, N.J. Miss Nettie Calhoun, (Dining Hall), Kenton, Ohio.
Missionaries, Mrs. A.L. Riggs, Santee Agency, Neb. " J.H. Steer, " " " " A.H. Stone, Philipstone, Mass. " I.P. Wold, Santee Agency, Neb.
Industrial Department, Joseph H. Steer, Santee Agency, Neb. A.H. Stone, Philipstone, Mass. Reuben Cash, Niobrara, Neb. Ivor P. Wold, Santee Agency, Neb.
Supt. Printing Office, Edwin A. Fry, Creighton, Neb.
Native Pastor and Helpers, Rev. Artemas Ehnamani, Santee Agency, Neb. Elder Daniel Cetanmani, " " " " Jas. Redwing Oyemaza, " " " " Benjamin Zimmerman, " " " Mr. Eli Abraham, " " "
Minister and Teacher, Rev. J.E. Smith, De Smet, Dak. Mrs. J.E. Smith, " "
OAHE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
Superintendent and Missionary, Rev. T.L. Biggs, Oahe, Dak.
Manager and Treasurer, Mr. Elias Jacobson, Oahe, Dak.
Instructors, Miss M. Lindemann, West Newton, Mass. " Julia E. Pratt, Essex, Conn. " Louise Merrick, Onida, Dak. Mrs. Lucy M. Riggs, Oahe, Dak. " Margaret L. Riggs, " "
CHEYENNE RIYER AGENCY, DAKOTA.
FORT PIERRE STATION.
David Lee, Cheyenne River Agency, Dak.
OPPOSITE FORT SULLY STATION.
Henry Lee, Cheyenne River Agency, Dak.
CHEYENNE RIVER NOS. 1 AND 2.
James Brown, Santee Agency, Neb.
CHEYENNE RIVER NOS. 3, 4 AND 5.
Elizabeth Winyan, Sisseton Agency, Dak. Edwin Phelps, " " "
CHEYENNE RIVER NOS. 6 AND 7.
Joseph Day, Flandreau, Dak.
HOPE MISSION, MOREAU RIVER.
John Bluecloud, Brown Earth, Dak.
ROSEBUD AGENCY, DAKOTA.
Missionary, Rev. George W. Reed, Springfield, Mass.
Francis Frazier and wife, Santee Agency, Neb.
PARK STREET CHURCH STATION, WHITE RIVER.
Louis De Coteau and wife, Sisseton Ag'cy, Dak.
STANDING ROCK AGENCY, DAKOTA.
GRAND RIVER NO. 1.
Miss Mary C. Collins, Keokuk, Iowa. Elias Gilbert, Sisseton Agency, Dak.
GRAND RIVER NO. 2.
Rev. Geo. W. Reed, Springfield, Mass. Mrs. Lottie Reed, " "
FORT BERTHOLD AGENCY, DAKOTA.
Missionary, Rev. C.L. Hall, Fort Berthold, Dak.
Teachers, Mrs. C.L. Hall, Fort Berthold, Dak. Miss. F.M. Linnell, Adrian, Mich.
Matron, Miss Mary W. Green, Philadelphia, Pa.
S'KOKOMISH AGENCY, W.T.
Missionary, Rev. Myron Eells, S'kokomish, W.T.
Principal, Mr. Elmore Chase, Jacksonville, Ills.
Matrons, Mrs. Elmore Chase, Jacksonville, Ills. Miss S.E. Moore, Olivet, Mich. " Maria E. Clegg, Santa Fe, New Mex.
Teacher, Miss M.E. DeSette, Hiawatha, Kan.
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Superintendent, Rev. William C. Pond, San Francisco, Cal.
Teachers, Alameda, Mrs. George Morris, Alameda, Cal. Marysville, Miss M.A. Flint, Marysville, Cal. " " Lena Ewing, " " Oakland (Japanese), N. Kosaki, Oakland, Cal. " (Chinese), Mrs. M.D. Kurtz, " " Oroville, " Maria Topping, Oroville, Cal. Petaluma, " M. H. Colby, Petaluma, Cal. " " R. Carrington, " " Sacramento, Yong Gin, Sacramento, Cal. " Mrs. M.A. McKenzie, " " San Diego, Quon Newey, San Diego, Cal. San Francisco.—Central, A.L. Worley, San Francisco, Cal. " " " Miss L.F. Lamont, " " " " " " Mrs. M.A. Green, " " " " " " Loo Quong, " " " " " —Barnes, Mrs. H.W. Lamont, " " " " " " Ny Hing, " " " " " —West, Miss F.N. Worley, " " " " " " " Rosa Lamont, " " " Santa Barbara, Mrs. E.M. Shattuck, Santa Barbara, Cal. Santa Cruz, " L.A. Osgood, Santa Cruz, Cal. " " Pou Fang, " " " Stockton, Mrs. M.B. Langdon, Stockton, Cal.
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NOTES IN THE SADDLE
BY FIELD-SUPERINTENDENT C.J. RYDER.
I write these notes under the shadow of the great affliction that has fallen upon the A.M.A. in the death of Dr. Powell. Although he was at the head of another department of A.M.A. work, we always knew that we had in him a kind and thoughtful friend, and one who would cordially co-operate with the other officers in their far-reaching plans for the development of the work, even though it added to his cares and burdens in gathering the funds necessary to carry out these plans. We who have our work and responsibilities in the field, no less than those who were in the office with Dr. Powell, would bear our tribute of love, and scatter the blossoms of holy memories upon this new-made grave.
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Two State Associations of unusual interest were held during the month of November. The Central South Association met with the Trinity Church, in Athens, Ala., Nov. 3d. This Association includes the churches of Tennessee and two or three of those in Alabama. The reports from the churches were very complete. Only one church in the Association was without regular ministerial services, and that church had recently lost its pastor by death. They are now supplied by a competent and faithful minister. The temperance question was discussed with great enthusiasm. The influence of Fisk University on the right side, during the recent prohibition battle in Tennessee, can scarcely be over-estimated. Many expressed the judgment that the argument of the Southern whites, that the colored people defeated prohibition, was not true. One pastor reported that his county went almost solidly against prohibition, and there was only one colored man in the county, so far as he knew, and he was a staunch prohibitionist. Some argued that while so many churches and Women's Christian Temperance Unions and Young Men's Christian Associations shut out respectable colored people, and saloons welcomed those who were not respectable, it would be a difficult task for the better class to induce the more ignorant to vote against those who welcomed them and in favor of those who shut them out. Is there not considerable force in their arguments?
A young colored man, who had been a preacher in one of the old churches of the South and had become disgusted with its ignorance, superstition and immorality, presented his credentials and applied for admission into the Congregational Association of the State. This action of his is a straw which shows which way the wind of religious thought blows among the intelligent colored people of the South. The weather-vane points toward Congregationalism. An aged pastor, who had endured ostracism and violence in New York State in the early times, on account of his anti-slavery opinions, was present during the meetings of the Association, and added greatly to their interest. It was a thrilling sight to him to look upon these colored brethren during their earnest and often eloquent discussions, and to remember how much he had suffered in their behalf in other days. Trinity School opened its doors wide and offered generous hospitality to the pastors and delegates. On the whole, it was one of the best meetings the Association has ever enjoyed.
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The Congregational Association of the State of Georgia met with the church at Macon, November 9th-14th. The church and its new pastor, a son of Connecticut, did their utmost to make the meetings pleasant and helpful. The band of earnest Christian teachers of Lewis Normal Institute, the A.M.A. school at Macon, joined hands with the church and pastor in helping to make the sessions of the Association profitable. Here, too, as in the Central South Association, the temperance question held a prominent place in the discussions. There was not a member of the Association but was heartily in favor of prohibition. The Atlanta campaign was on in all its heat and passion, and beseeching requests were made by the delegates from that city that prayer might be offered for them as they passed through the heat of this battle against legalizing crime. Almost every church in the Association was represented in this meeting and one new church applied for admission. This church stands near the old prison pen of Andersonville and so the blood of the martyrs proves the seed of the church, whether they wear the monk's cowl of a Huss or the ragged blue of our country. The church at Charleston, S.C., reported two missions just established in the destitute parts of that city. All the churches in this Association assisted by the A.M.A. are struggling towards self-support under helpful pressure from that Society. I am glad to report that the church at Savannah has taken upon itself the support of its pastor and local expenses for the next year. The churches in this Association, although poor and often in serious financial straits themselves, showed their appreciation of other lines of Christian work by passing the following resolution:
Resolved, That in view of the financial embarrassments of the Home Missionary Society, the pastors of the churches urge upon their people the duty of taking up a collection for the benefit of that Society.
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As illustrating the need of intelligent and decent church services in the South, I record the following facts, which were related to me by those who knew of them personally. A colored preacher of the "old-time" sort preached on the Judgment Day. He held the meeting from evening till well into the night. He arranged with a worthless fellow to hide himself in the woods just outside the church, with a tremendously big dinner-horn, with instructions to blow upon it at a certain signal. At the awful hour of midnight, when, by entreaty and appeal and frightful figures of speech, the preacher had worked the people up into a frenzy of excitement and terror, he exclaimed, "Listen, I reckon I hear Gabriel getting ready to blow now. De last day am on us, de judgment am right here, whar you sinners now? Listen." And with bated breath they listened. Just then there came a fearful blast on the stillness of the midnight air, and the scene that followed can better be imagined than described. Helter-skelter over the benches and over each other, the terrified people scrambled for the mourners' bench. The preacher boastfully told afterward, that "dar want scarsely one sinner but what wah effected."
The quiet forms of worship in our Congregational churches, and the intelligent preaching of the A.M.A. ministers, are fast bringing about a state of things which will drive out such church circuses, with their ministerial clowns. God speed the day!
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During a considerable portion of the last month I have been "riding double," as our honored Secretary, Dr. Beard, has been in the saddle with me. His knowledge of the field, gained through these frequent personal visits, is of great advantage to the work and highly appreciated by the workers. We jogged together over many miles of country, comparing notes, discussing plans and expressing our mutual surprise at the wonderful and far-reaching work which is being accomplished, and the prophetic glories of the future.
An account of the mountain campaign, through which Secretary Beard went with me, will be the subject of future notes.
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The following churches have been organized in our Southern field during the past few weeks:
Deer Lodge Congregational Church, Deer Lodge, Tenn., organized Nov. 16, 1887, with thirteen members; Calvary Congregational Church, Pine Mountain, Tenn., organized Nov. 26, 1887, with thirteen members; Second Congregational Church, Decatur, Ala., organized Nov. 30, 1887, with fifteen members.
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WHAT AN INDIAN THINKS OF IT.
The writer of this letter is Loafer Redhorse, a son-in-law of the Titon Chief, Swift Bear, whose band have colonized as homesteaders along the Niobrara River near the mouth of Keya Paha River. Their colony is one hundred and thirty miles from Rosebud Agency, to which they belong. Their settlement we call Burrell Station in honor of Dea. Burrell, of Oberlin, Ohio, who gave the money to build the school-house and home for the teacher. Mr. Francis Frazier, son of Pastor Ehnamani of Santee, has now been their teacher two years.
Loafer Redhorse is anything but a loafer. He is one of the most industrious men. He is one who would naturally be first in war, as he says, and now also is first in following the plow, and learning the ways of the white man. Among other things it is interesting to know what he thinks of prohibiting the use of the Dakota language.
MY FRIENDS: Let me speak now. I am sad because of one thing which I will now speak of. Since our school-house (the Burrell station school) was built, I, with my children, have attended with a glad heart just as if it were my own. And now I hear that it is likely to be closed, and I will speak about that. And this is why I have something to say. The scholars who go out from the Brules to go to school, come back without knowing anything, for the reason that they don't teach them anything except to work. That is the reason they don't know anything, I think.
And I will tell how it was with us under Indian customs since the time I had understanding. Then the Indian tribes were happy. Into whatever country was good they roamed just as they pleased. At that time, although there were many Indians on all sides, there was a great country in between full of buffalo. It seemed to be the buffalo's country. And the Indian people were made happy because of the buffalo. The people would move their camps and pitch their tents again and the buffalo would come right in among their tents with a great noise. Then it was that the people had great joy.
And there was another thing that the people rejoiced in greatly. I will speak of that also. That was in war. When they went to war and came near the enemies' dwellings and saw the enemy there they would choose out about ten of the bravest young men and dispatch them to kill some of the enemy. Then they would draw near to the houses, and soon though there might be five whose hearts were not able for it, the others would go on and kill a man at his house. And the great joy that I spoke of was thus: of the five who had killed an enemy but only four of them could take the glory, but their names would be praised throughout the whole Indian nation; they would be glorified and considered as chiefs. But most of all, he who first killed the enemy he would be the chief. And then when they had returned home even the women would rejoice greatly. They would dance night and day, all of them. And as I, myself, was chief, I considered this the very greatest joy. Such were our customs.
But now from the place I now occupy, I look back and remember these things. And though the Indian people had all of these customs, I know not one of them that made the people prosper or brought life to them. I have not seen that brought life to the people. And thus from where I am now, I am always looking to the future. On this account I am looking forward. The Indians have been told the words of the Grandfather, (the President). And they tell us that by these words the people will prosper.
"Plant; by that you shall live," the Grandfather told them. And now I know a little that the Grandfather spoke the truth. The Grandfather gives me food for six days, but even though I eat a very little each day, in three days I have eaten it all up. But now I have raised corn and though I abide here eating nothing else, by it I live. And also to go from my place to where the Grandfather gives me rations takes one week to go and the same to come back and I stay over a few days to rest when there, and so it altogether covers over three weeks or more. Therefore, though I have settled here and desire to busy myself in all the white man's ways that I am able, I have not yet become independent. And therefore, I earnestly wish, if it were possible, that the Grandfather would enable us to receive a year's rations at a time, and then we would make speedy progress in the white man's way.
And because of this also, the children do not advance much in their learning. For when we go after the food they also go along. If they should stay behind, food is scarce, therefore they go along.
And now I hear it said that schooling in the Dakota language is to be altogether stopped, and on this account I am sad. For in the school-house here they learn well and also they pray. It is because they do these things in the Dakota language that we have been brought to understand them and to love them, and gladly live in accordance with them. Then also if it was all done (the teaching and praying) by a white man we would understand nothing about it, and so I do not think it would be well.
And now this is the last thing I want to say. The Grandfather has for his own the Indians all over the land, and he always helps them according to what may be for their welfare. Now he is measuring off the land for them, but I hear it said that he measures it very, very small, and I am sad about that. If only he would have mercy and measure it off for them largely, that is what I think. A good while ago the Grandfather made a treaty with the Indians and promised to give them three hundred and twenty acres, and according to that I have chosen my homestead and that suits me. Therefore I prize the Grandfather's word and measure myself by it. And thus I possess myself and my children.
Although we are not many people here, yet I always command them to give heed to the words of the Grandfather. And I bear witness to their constant attendance at the house (the school and church) that stands here. Although I am wholly an Indian, yet these are my judgments and so I tell them. And I write them in order that some may think about the Indians. My friends, I wish you to hear these words and so I write them. I shake hands with a good heart.
Burrell Station, Rosebud Agency, D.T.
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BUREAU OF WOMAN'S WORK.
MISS D.E. EMERSON, SECRETARY.
WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS.
CO-OPERATING WITH THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.
ME.—Woman's Aid to A.M.A., Chairman of Committee, Mrs. C.A. Woodbury, Woodfords, Me.
VT.—Woman's Aid to A.M.A., Chairman of Committee, Mrs. Henry Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
CONN.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. S.M. Hotchkiss, 171 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Conn.
N.Y.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. C.C. Creegan, Syracuse, N.Y.
OHIO.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. Flora K. Regal, Oberlin, Ohio.
ILL.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. C.H. Taintor, 151 Washington St., Chicago, Ill.
MICH.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. Mary B. Warren, Lansing, Mich.
WIS.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Mrs. C. Matter, Brodhead, Wis.
MINN.—Woman's Home Miss. Society, Secretary, Mrs. H.L. Chase, 2,750 Second Ave., South, Minneapolis, Minn.
IOWA.—Woman's Home Miss. Union, Secretary, Miss Ella E. Marsh, Grinnell, Iowa.
KANSAS.—Woman's Home Miss. Society, Secretary, Mrs. Addison Blanchard, Topeka, Kan.
SOUTH DAKOTA—Woman's Home Miss. Union Secretary, Mrs. W.H. Thrall, Amour, Dak.
Miss Bertha Robertson, missionary of the A.M.A. from McIntosh, Ga., will spend a few months in presenting our work in the North. She has just completed a missionary tour in Maine, which has been most fruitful of good, and will now give a few weeks to the churches of New Hampshire, speaking to meetings of ladies, or to mixed audiences, as may be desired. Applications for her services can be made to Miss Emerson, of the Woman's Bureau, 56 Reade St., New York, or to Rev. Cyrus Richardson, Nashua, N.H.
A teacher in the South writes:—"We have had a Merry Christmas trying to make others happy. The people have never done so much for others before. We found an old couple in very destitute circumstances, and asked the school children if they would not like to do something for them. It was very interesting to see them bring their gifts of a little sugar, meal, flour, or an armful of wood, a potato, a little salt, whatever they could get. It did them good. After our Christmas exercises at the church, we took quite a number of the children around to see the old people, and they sang their Christmas songs. I don't know which enjoyed it most, the children or the old people.
Some young men of the Sunday-school paid a month's rent for a poor woman. We are doing more than ever this year in getting the young people to go and hold prayer meetings, or read to those who cannot get out to church."
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FOR THE CHILDREN.
HOW SUSY WENT TO TOUGALOO.
You never could guess just how she went, if you should try from now until your next birthday, so I'll tell you first how she came to go to Tougaloo at all.
To begin with, Mamma Bradley had been rummaging about in the attic a long time, when little Fay set out to find her.
"What are you doing up here, mamma?" said Fay. "I've been hunting for you ever so long."
"Oh, I'm looking for some things to put in the barrel that is going to Tougaloo for the poor people that the missionaries are working for."
"Clothes?" said Fay.
"Yes, clothes, and I suppose they would be glad of almost anything that would help to make their lives more comfortable," said her mother.
Fay sat down in an old basket and watched her mother fold and unfold the contents of trunks and boxes so quietly, that Mrs. Bradley finally looked up and said:
"Why don't you go to your play, dear? What are you thinking about?"
"I was thinking," said Fay, "do you s'pose the Tougaloo folks have any little girls?"
"Oh, yes, plenty of them."
"Yes, all sizes, I suppose," said Mrs. Bradley, going on with her work.
"Well," said Fay, "I was thinking, how d'you s'pose they'd like Susy?"
"What! the new dolly that Auntie gave you for keeping your elbows off the table?"
"Yes'm," said Fay. "Do you s'pose she'd make a little Tougaloo girl's life any more comfor'ble?"
"Why, yes, dear, anything that gives you so much pleasure would please them, of course," said her mother, "but are you quite sure you want to give Susy away?"
"Well, when Auntie gave us our missionary boxes in the Sunday-school class, she told us to be sure and remember what was printed on them, and she read on one side something about people giving their first fruits, and she said it meant their best things, and on top it said, 'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me.' Now Susy is my best doll—any way I love her best, and there couldn't be anybody much leaster than a little girl like me way down in Tougaloo, could there, mamma?"
"Well, you must think it all over, and if you are quite sure that you want to do it, we will take Susy down to the church this afternoon with the other things," said her mother.
Fay said no more, and in a few minutes she tripped down stairs, and when her mamma followed soon after, she heard the creak of Fay's little rocking chair, and the words, "Sleep, baby, sleep," which told her as she peeped through a crack in the door, that Susy was getting her last lullaby from the fond little mother, who at the proper time presented Susy all dressed for her journey to Tougaloo.
"When Fay and her mother arrived at the church, sure enough right there in the parlor stood two or three barrels, while dear old Mrs. Rogers and half a dozen other ladies were filling them with useful articles.
"Here is a package of clothing," said Mrs. Bradley, " and I have another bundle, which Dennis will bring from the carriage in a few minutes."
"And Susy's going to Tougaloo," said Fay, reaching out her treasure to Grandma Rogers as she spoke.
"Well now, the dear," said Grandma Rogers, "don't you want her yourself, blossom?"
"No'm, not now," said Fay, "if you'll find a little girl who'll take real good care of her—her name's 'Susy.'"
"Well, did you ever!" said Grandma Rogers. " Here's jest the place for Susy, she can set right here in Miss Blout's bunnit as snug as a bug."
"Wait a minute, Mrs. Rogers," said Miss Bliss, and taking a pencil she wrote on a little slip of paper, "My name is Susy, and I should like to go to some little girl who will take good care of me." This she read and pinned the slip on Susy's pretty dress when she was safely seated in "Miss Blout's bunnit," in which odd carriage, made of roses and ribbons, Susy started on her long journey to Tougaloo. Her little mother, Fay, would like some day to get a letter from Susy's new mother, though she has not yet heard from her.
FROM N.Y. OBSERVER
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RECEIPTS FOR DECEMBER, 1887.
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Augusta. "Christmas Offering" $5.00
Brewer. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 22.50
Brunswick. Cong. Ch., by Mrs. Ellen F. Lincoln, 2Bbls. and 1 Box of C., for Selma, Ala.
Castine. Mary and Margaret J. Cushman, 2 each 4.00
Cumberland Center. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 35.00
Cumberland Mills. Warren Ch. (of which 10.64 for Indian M., and 5 from Primary Dept. of Sab. Sch. for Mountain White Work) to const. Mrs. Mary Melcher and Roland H. Blanchard L.M.'s. 85.75
Fryeburg. By Mrs. Albert F. Richardson, for Freight 1.50
Gardiner. Cong. Ch., by Miss S.E. Adams, Bbl. of C., for Selma, Ala.
Gorham. Cong. Ch. and Parish 35.81
Hallowell. "Friends" for Freight 5.00
Harrison. Bbl. of C., 50c. for freight, for Mobile, Ala. .50
New Castle. Second Cong. Ch. 15.00
Norway. Mrs. Mary K. Frost 2.50
Portland. Second Parish Ch., ad'l 35.00
Portland. Brown Thurston's Class, High St. Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Hampton Inst. 20.00
Presque Isle. Cong. Ch. 12.50
Skowhegan. Island Av. Ch. 24.00
Skowhegan. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., by Mrs. L.W. Weston, Bbl. of C., for Selma, Ala.
South Berwick. Cong. Ch., to const. Mrs. Annie A. Burleigh and Mrs. Hannah I. Hodgen L.M.'s 80.00
South Berwick. Mrs. Lewis' S.S. Class, 3.25; Miss McClellans' Class, 1.15; Miss Oak's Class, 1.60; for Wilmington, N.C. 6.00
South Paris. Cong. Ch. 11.50
Turner. Mrs. Royal H. Bird, for Indian M. 5.00
Waterford. First Cong. Ch., bal. to const. Rev. C.L. Skinner L.M. 6.66
West Falmouth. Sab. Sch. of Second Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Selma, Ala. 16.00
West Falmouth. By Rev. W.H. Haskell, for Freight 2.00
Willard. "Star Mission Circle," for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 5.00
Woolwich. Cong. Ch., 10; Mrs. J.P. Trott, 2 12.00
York. First Cong. Ch. 42.50 Collected by Miss Bertha D. Robertson: Bangor. Third Ch. 5.00 Bangor. "Little Girl," First Ch. 1.00 Brewer Village 5.50 Camden 2.00 Ellsworth. S.P. Dutton 20.00 Foxcroft 3.37 Freeport. Cong. Ch. 8.62 Mechanic Falls. Dr. Holt 1.00 Norridgewock. Mrs. Dole 5.50 Portland. "A Lady" 5.00 Rockland 1.00 Sacarappa 14.00 —— 2.16 Winthrop 1.25
NEW HAMPSHIRE, $325.63
Alton. Cong. Ch. 3.00
Boscawen. "Crescent City Helpers, "for Straight U. 25.00
Bristol. Cong. Ch. 4.25
Center Harbor. S.F. Emery 3.00
Concord. South Cong. Ch., to const. Rev. Harry P. Dewey and Dea. Frank Coffin L.M.'s 61.00
Concord. "The Light Bearers," Box of Christmas Gifts, for Storrs Sch.
Gilsum. Cong. Ch. 10.00
Great Falls. First Cong. Ch. 25.00
Hampstead. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. 28.15
Harrisville. Cong. Ch. 5.72
Hinsdale. By Miss Abbie Robertson, Bbl. of C. for Storrs Sch.
Hollis. "Friends," Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. of C., for Storrs Sch.
Keene. Second Cong. Ch. 8.99
Laconia. Cong. Ch. and Soc., to const. Harley W. Carey L.M. 41.10
Marlboro. Cong. Ch. 3.87
Mount Vernon. Cong. Ch. 20.00
Nashua. First Cong. Ch. 22.69
Nelson. Cong. Ch. 4.28
Newmarket. Thos. H. Wiswall 10.00
Peterboro. Mrs. M.A. Whitney 4.00
Rindge. Cong. Ch. 7.76
Rindge. Ladies of Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. of C., for Storrs Sch.
Sanbornton. Cong. Ch. 7.70
Swanzey. Cong. Ch. 9.62
Warner. Ladies' Miss'y Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Storrs Sch., Atlanta, Ga. 5.00
Wilton. Second Cong. Ch. 15.00
Bakersfield. Cong. Ch. 24.50
Barton. "C.H. Soc." of Cong. Sab. Sch., for McIntosh, Ga. 6.00
Barton Landing. Bbl. of C., 2 for Freight, for McIntosh, Ga. 2.00
Bennington. Second Cong. Ch. 36.82
Cabot. Mrs. H.A. Russell, 5; Mrs. L. McAlister 50c. 5.50
Cambridge. Second Cong. Ch. 4.57
Derby Center. Cong. Ch. 4.00
East Corinth. Cong. Soc., Bbl. of C., for Storrs Sch.
Fairlee. M.W. Smith 8.00
Guildhall. Ladies of Cong. Ch., by Mrs. Geo. Hubbard 6.25
Hartford. Second Cong. Ch. 61.30
Ludlow. Cong. Ch. 11.00
Manchester. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. of Bedding, etc., for Atlanta U.
Milton. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 6.29
Newport. Ladies of Cong. Ch., 20.43; Bbl. and Box of C. (2 for Freight), for McIntosh, Ga. 22.43
Post Mills and West Fairlee. "A few Friends," by Rev. L.E. Tupper, special, _for Atlanta U. 4.00
Randolph. Mrs. I. Nichols 1.50
Saint Johnsbury. South Cong. Ch. 36.61
Springfield. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. Christmas gift 15.00
Stowe. Cong. Ch. and Soc., to const. Alva Warren L.M. 58.89
Swanton. Ladies of Cong. Ch., for McIntosh, Ga. 6.00
Tyson. Cong. Ch. .74
Underhill. 2 Bbl. of C. and 5 for McIntosh, Ga. 5.00
Waterville. Cong. Ch. 1.20
West Battleboro. Cong. Ch. 10.93
West Charleston. Ladies of Cong. Ch., 3.75; "King's Messengers" Soc., 6.87; by Mrs. Chas. E. Bennett 10.62
Westfield. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for McIntosh, Ga. 5.00
Westminster, West. Bundle of C. and 6 for McIntosh, Ga. 6.09
West Townshend. Ladies of Cong. Ch., for McIntosh, Ga. 3.38
Wilmington. Cong. Ch. 13.50
Milton. Estate of Dr. B. Fairchlld, by C.H. Jackson $2.00 —— $374.93
Acton, Cong. Ch. and Soc. 11.23
Amherst. First Cong. Ch. 25.00
Amherst. Mrs. W.A. Stearns, _for Students Aid, Tillotson Inst. 10.00
Andover. West Parish Ch. and Soc. 50.68
Andover. Miss M.E. Manning, _for Talladega C. 10.00
Attleboro. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc. 90.00
Auburndale. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 254.00
Boston. Edward A. Strong, for Atlanta U 394.50 " Mount Vernon Ch. 316.20 " Union Ch. and Soc. 146.80 " Park St., Homeland B'ch, for Student Aid, Park St. Indian Station, Oake, Dak. 100.00 " Mrs. C.A. Spaulding, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 50.00 " Bray Wilkins, for Wilmington, N.C. 8.00 " "A Friend" 5.00 " ——, 5.00 " Grimes & Co., 64 Reading Books, for McIntosh Ga. " Cong'l S.S. and Pub. Soc. 3 Boxes Books, for Straight U.
Dorchester. Village Ch. and Soc. 46.91 " Dea. S.B. Holman, 2; Mrs. J.H. Means, 1; Mrs. Ballantine, 1; for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 4.00
West Roxbury. South Evan. Ch. and Soc. 19.65
Braintree. First Ch. 45.84
Bridgewater. J.W. Herrick, _for Talladega C. 1.00
Brimfield. Laidies Union of Second Cong. Ch., for Freight 2.00 " Ladies Miss'y Soc., Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C. for Tougaloo, Miss.
Brookline. Mrs. F.A. White 10.00 " "E.P." 1.00
Cambridge. First Ch. and Shepherd Soc. 278.82; North Av. Cong. Ch., add'l, 39.20 Mrs. J. Russel Bradford, 15.00 333.02
Cambridgeport. First Cong. Ch., 138.26, Pilgrim Ch. M.C. Coll., 6.47 144.73
Cambridgeport. Margaret Shepard Soc., for Storrs Sch. 9.00
Cambridgeport. Miss Julia Robinson, for Tougaloo U. 2.00
Cambridgeport. Sab. Sch. of Pil. Ch., for Marie Adlof Sch'p Fund 1.00
Chelsea. First Cong. Ch., 50.50; Third Cong. Ch., 35.18; Central Ch., 18.04 103.72
Chelsea. Y.P.S.C.E., First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 25.00
Curtlsville. Rev. T.A. Hazen 10.00
Dalton. Mrs. Harriet A. Campbell, for Calvary Ch., Pine Mountain, Tenn. 100.00
Daiton. Mrs. Louisa F. Crane 100.00
Dedham. "A Friend." 2.00
Easthampton. Payson Cong. Ch. (of which 36.55 for Indian M.) 273.84
Easthampton. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. 35.00
East Longmeadow. "A Friend." 50
Edgartown. Cong. Ch. 7.00
Enfield. Cong. Ch. 29.09
Foxboro. Children's Miss. Circle 5.00
Gardner. First Cong. Ch. 15.00
Granby. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 100.00
Greenfield. Second Cong. Ch. 51.42
Greenfield. M.O. Farrand, for Indian M. 5.00
Hanover. Second Cong. Ch. 10.00
Harwich. Cong. Ch. 10.00
Haverhill. Sab. Sch. of W. Cong. Ch. "Harvest Festival" to const. J.H. CRUMMETT and ALVAH L. SARGENT L.M.'s 60.00
Holliston. "Bible Christians, Dist. No. 4" 33.00
Hopkinton. Cong. Ch. 75.08
Hubbardston. Ladies' Miss'y Soc. of Cong. Ch. Bbl. of C., Val. 40., for Tougaloo, Miss.
Hyde Park. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 20.00
Lakeville. "Friends" 4.50
Lee. A.R. Smith, Box of Papers for Savannah, Ga.
Leverett. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. 5.00
Lexington. Hancock Ch. and Soc. 10.93
Littleton. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 17.00
Littleton. Mrs. J.C. Houghton, for Student Aid, Atlanta U. 5.00
Lowell. First Cong. Ch. 60 to const. J.T. REXFORD and CHARLES W. FIELD. L. M.'s.; Pawtucket Ch., add'l 50c. 60.50
Ludlow. Sab. Sch. Mission Circle, "Precious Pearls." Bbl. of C. 2 for freight, for Macon Ga. 2.00
Lynn. First Cong. Ch., 11.30; North Cong. Ch. 5 16.30
Malden. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 42.50
Maplewood. Infant S.S. Class, for Wilmington, N.C. 4.00
Marion. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 10.71
Marshfield. Ladies of Cong. Ch., 3 bbls. of C. for Straight U.
Medway. Village Ch., add'l 50.00
Melrose. Frontier Aid Soc., for Student Aid, Atlanta U. 50.00
Middleton. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., by Mrs. C.A. Berry, for Woman's Work 6.00
Milford. "Friends," 5.75; Mrs. Jno. Daniels, 5, for Talladega U. 10.75
Mill River. Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch. 15.76
Monson. "Spare Minute Soc.," Bbl. Christmas Goods, for Jellico, Tenn.
Newburyport. Prospect St. Ch. 154.40
Newton. J.H. Nichols, for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 25.00
North Adams. First Cong. Ch. 36.82
North Amherst. Henry Stearns 4.50
North Amherst. Bbl. of C., for Fisk U.
Northampton. A. Lyman Willlston, 500; Mrs. C.L. Williston, 100 600.00
Northampton. A.L. Williston, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 20.00
Northboro'. Evan. Cong. Ch. 51.14
Northboro'. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C., for Storrs Sch.
Northtbridge. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 21.00
North Brookfield. First Cong. Ch. 100.00
North Hadley. Second Cong. Ch. 5.94
Norton. Mrs. Wheaton, for Tougaloo U. 20.00
Oxford. First Cong. Ch. 28.00
Pittsfleid. James H. Dunham, 50; South Cong. Ch. 41.20, to const. ROBERT L. BARRETT L.M. 91.20
Pittsfield. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. for Student Aid, Fisk U. 15.00
Pittsfleid. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch., for McIntosh, Ga. 10.00
Reading. Cong. Ch., 17.50; "A Friend," 2 19.50
Rockland. Cong. Ch. 30.00
Sandwich. Mrs. Robert Tobey 4.00
Scotland. Cong. Ch., Box of C., for Straight U.
Somerville. Day St. Ch. and Soc. 18.00
South Weymouth. Second Cong. Ch. 32.00
South Weymouth. Sab. Sch. of Union Cong. Ch., for Wilmington, N.C. 20.00
South Williamstown. Cong. Ch. 12.00
Spencer. Benev. Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Atlanta U., Bbl. of Bedding, etc.
Springfield. "Mrs. P.B." 5.00
Springfield. Miss L.S. Dickinson, 1; Miss M. 1.25, for Mountain Work, and 1.25 for Freight 3.50
Upton. Bbl. of C., 3 for Freight for Mobile, Ala. 3.00
Walpole. Sab. Sch.. of Cong. Ch., for McIntosh, Ga. 125.00
Walpole. Ortho. Cong. Ch. 48.04
Waltham. Sab. Sch. Class, for Student Aid, Storrs Sch. $3.00
Warren. Cong. Ch. (30 of which to const. Rev. D.O. CLARK L.M.) 133.64
Warren. Ladies of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Straight U. 2.75
Warren. Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls of C., for Austin, Tex.
Watertown. "Gift" 1.18
Wayland. C.M. Lee, for Storrs Sch. 3.00
Webster. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 1.16
Westboro'. Sab. Sch. of Evan. Cong. Ch. 50.00
West Boylston. First. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 30.00
West Boxford. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 6.61
West Brookfield. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 25.50
West Dennis. Mrs. Sarah S. Crowell 2.50
Westfield. Dr. H. Holland 3.00
Westhampton. Ladies' Benev. Soc., for Tougaloo U. 10.00
West Newbury. J.C. Carr 4.00
West Newton. E.P. Simmons 5.00
West Newton. Ladies, 2 Bbls. Household Goods, etc., for Home, Storrs Sch.
Williamstown. First Cong. Ch. 1.00
Winchester. First Cong. Ch. (11.58 of which for Indian M.) 44.43
Woburn. "A Friend" 5.00
Worcester. Union Ch., 202.35; Salem St. Ch. 40.53 242.88
Worcester. Young People's Soc. of Plymouth Ch., for Indian M. 20.00
Worcester. "Great Heart," 20; "A Friend" 50 handkerchiefs for Jones Kindergarten 20.00
——. "K" 400.00
By Charles Marsh, Treas. Hampden Co. Benev. Ass'n.
Chicopee, Second 60.74 Chicopee, Third 26.81 Holyoke, First 18.17 Holyoke, Second 36.77 Huntington. Second 13.12 Ludlow 16.23 Mittineague 17.60 Monson 25.00 Springfield, Hope 66.10 West Springfield, Park St. 32.27 —— 312.81
CLOTHING, ETC., RECEIVED AT BOSTON OFFICE.
Falmouth, Me. By Rev. W.H. Haskell, one and one-half Bbls., for Williamsburg Ky.
Fryeburg, Me. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. for Louisville, Ky.
Hallowell, Me. "Friends," 2 Bbls. Christmas Gifts, for Jenifer, Ala.
Norridgewock, Me. Mrs. Caroline F. Dole, Box, for Kittrell, N.C.
South Berwick, Me. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl., for Wilmington, N.C.
Goffstown, N.H. Miss E. Kendall, Box Christmas Gifts, for Oaks, N.C.
Cambridgeport, Mass. Pilgrim Ch. Sew. Circle, 1 Case, Val. 53.50, for Straight U.
Belmont, Mass. Mrs. W.H. Goodridge, Christmas Gifts, for Storrs Sch.
Brimfield, Mass. Ladies' Union of Second Cong. Ch., Bbl. for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
Brockton, Mass. Mrs. S.A. Southworth, Box, for Santee Indian M.
Framingham, Mass. "Friends," Bbl. for Kittrell, N.C.
Marlboro, Mass. Bbl.
Middleboro, Mass. Home Mission Circle, 2 Bbls., for Oaks, N.C.
Somerville, Mass. Children's Mission Band of Day St. Ch., Bbl. of Christmas Gifts, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
Somerville, Mass. Heart and Hand Soc. of Prospect Hill Ch., Bbl. for Straight U.
Waltham, Mass. Mrs. Luce's Sab. Sch. Class, Trunk of Gifts, for Storrs Sch.
Watertown, Mass. Young Ladies' Mission Band of Phillips Ch., Bbl. Christmas Gifts, for Louisville, Ky.
Woburn, Mass. Bbl., for Louisvile, Ky.
RHODE ISLAND, $427.80.
Bristol. First Cong. Ch. $38.14
Bristol. Mrs. H.P. Walker, for Indian M. 5.00
Central Falls. Cong. Ch. 66.75
East Providence. Newman Cong. Ch. 20.00
Newport. United Cong. Ch. 74.67
Providence. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., 100.48; Jas. Coats, 100 200.48
Providence. "A Friend" for Indian M. 3.00
Westerly. Cong. Ch. 19.76
Abington. Cong. Ch. 23.00
Berlin. Second Cong Ch. 55.74
Bloomfield. Cong. Ch. 10.00
Branford. Ladies' Aid Soc. of First Cong. Ch., for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 25.00
Branford. Birthday pennies of Infant Class, First Cong. S.S., for Marie Adlof Sch'p Fund 2.10
Bridgeport. Park St. Cong. Ch. 25.60
Bristol. Cong. Ch. 10.00
Canaan. S.P. Norton 2.50
Cheshire. Ladies' Sew. Soc. of Cong. Ch. for Indian M. 50.00
Clinton. Cong. Ch. and Soc., 39.25; Rev. Thos. A. Emerson, 10; Frances H. Emerson, 10 59.25
Columbia. Cong. Ch. 22.00
Danbury. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc. 8.00
Darien. Ladies' Soc., by Miss Ellen M. Nash, for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 10.00
Deep River. Cong. Ch. 30.00
East Canaan. Cong. Ch. 3.00
East Haddam. "A Friend" 5.00
East Haddam. Ladies' Soc., Bbl. of C., for Thomasville, Ga.
East Hartford. First Cong. Ch. (10 of which from Abraham Williams) 11.69
Elliott. Wm. Osgood 2.00
Fair Haven. Sab. Sch of Second Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 15.00
Farmington. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., 128.38; Cong. Ch., 94.81 223.19
Guilford. First Cong. Ch. (10 of which for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga.) to const. MISS HATTIE E. BENTON L.M. 30.00
Haddam. First Cong. Ch. 15.06
Higganum. Cong. Ch. 17.00
Kensington. Wm. Upson 10.00
Lakeville. Mrs. M.H. Williams 5.00
Madison. Cong. Ch. 11.00
Manchester. Ladies Benev. Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 22.00
Meriden. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. 20.00
Meriden. First Cong. Ch., for Indian M. 5.00
Middletown. South Cong. Ch., 53.82; First Ch., 44.51 98.33
Milford. First Cong. Ch. (150 of which for Indian M.) 300.00
Milford. Sab. Sch. of Plymouth Ch. for Birds Nest, Santee Indian M. 15.54
Monroe. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., by Miss H.L. Curtiss, Treas., for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 8.00
New Britain. First Ch. of Christ, 100.06; South Cong. Ch., 166.10, to const. JOHN H. PECK, HARVEY G. BROWN and CHAS. E. WETMORE L.M.'s 266.16
New Canaan. Cong. Ch. 38.00
New Haven. Dwight Place Ch., 132.14; "Busy Workers," Howard Av. Cong. Ch., 5 137.14
New Haven. Frances C. Skinner, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 10.00
Newington. Cong. Ch. 17.98
New London. First Cong. Ch. 81.20
New Milford. Cong. Ch. 81.05
Norfolk. Cong. Ch. 180.00
North Greenwich. Cong. Ch., to const. GEORGE E. WILCOX and BARTOW W. CLOSE L.M.'s 62.21
North Guilford. Mrs. Eben F. Dudley, 5; A.E. Bartlett, 1.50 6.50
Norwalk. First Cong. Ch. 22.56
Norwich. Broadway Cong. Ch. 121.40
Old Saybrook. Cong. Ch. $14.56
Oxford. Cong. Ch. 21.92
Plainville. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Oaks, N.C. 20.00
Plantsville. Ladies' Ind'l Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Conn. Ind't Sch., Ga. 35.00
Prospect. B.B. Brown, for Mountain Work 20.00
Putnam. Second Cong. Ch. 24.73
Ridgefield. Cong. Ch. 12.86
Rockville. Second Cong. Ch. 4.53
Roxbury. "A Friend" 5.00
Seymour. Ladies' Aid Soc., by Miss Emma Lockwood, for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 15.00
Simsbury. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Straight U. 13.00
Simsbury. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Fisk U. 13.00
South Britain. Cong. Ch. 37.57
Stratford. First Cong. Ch. 27.55
Talcottville. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 50.62
Terryville. Cong. Ch. 32.99
Thomaston. Cong. Ch. 40.10
Thomaston. Primary Sab. Sch. Class, First Cong. Ch., for Rosebud Indian M. 5.10
Torrington. Third Cong. Ch. and Bible Sch. 51.02
Torrington. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., of First Cong. Ch., for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 10.56
Wallingford. Cong. Ch. Pledge Fund 107.73
Wapping. Cong. Ch. 18.66
Waterbury. Second Cong. Ch. 75.00
Waterbury. Woman's Bevev. Soc. of Second Cong. Ch., for Conn. Ind'l Sch., Ga. 50.00
West Hartford. First Ch. of Christ (16 of which for Dakota Indian Sch.) 168.75
West Norwalk. Rebecca Pennell 5.00
Westport. Naugatuk Cong. Ch. 10.31
West Winstead. First Cong. Ch., for Talladega C. 42.89
Wethersfield. Cong. Ch. 30.60
Windham. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 21.74
Windsor Locks. "A Friend" 6.50
Winsted. Mrs. M.A. Mitchell, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 25.00
Winsted. Mrs. Emily W. Case 1.00
Woodstock. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 33.93
Woodstock. Frances H. Butler, for Williamsburg, Ky., by Mrs. S.M. Hotchkiss, Sec., W.C.H.M.U. 30.00
Woodstock. Miss F.E. Butler, Pkg. of C. for Jellico, Tenn. ——. "A Friend in Conn." 100.00
NEW YORK, $518.76.
Alfred Center. Mrs. Ida F. Kenyon 5.00
Amsterdam. David Cady 10.00
Binghamton. First Cong. Ch. 64.04
Brooklyn. South Cong. Ch., 50.24; Central Cong. Ch., 25.00; Mrs. M.L. Hollis, 4 79.24
Brooklyn. E.D.J.N. Stearns, for Mountain White Work 5.00
Candor. Cong. Ch. 21.00
Churchville. Z. Willard, for Student Aid, Macon, Ga. 10.00
De Kalb. Rev. R.C. Day 5.00
Fairport. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 30.00
Fairport. Primary Class Cong. Sab. Sch., 20.00 for Santee Indian M., and 5 from Birthday Box, by Miss S.E. Dowd 25.00
Hobart. Mrs. J.W. Blish 3.00
Homer. "Friends," for Student Aid, Talladega C. 1.00
Le Roy. Miss Delia A. Phillips 10.00
Lockport. First Cong. Ch. 16.52
Malone. Cong. Ch. 58.93
Marcellus. "J.H." Christmas Memorial of W.G.H. 5.00
Massena. Cong. Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Talladega C. 4.50
Mexico. George G. French 10.00
New York. Mrs. H.B. Spelman, for Student Aid, Atlanta U. 25.00
New York. Fred Wolfe 10
New York. Camp Chapel, pkg Goods, for Jellico, Tenn.
Orient. Cong. Ch. 15.52
Oriskany. Mrs. R.W. Porter 1.00
Owego. L.H. Allen, M.D. 10.00
Saratoga Springs. Mrs. R.F. Knapp, for Indian M. 5.00
Schenectady. Mrs. S.M. Johnson 15.00
Smyrna. Cong. Miss. Soc. 50.00
Summer Hill. S.S., for Talladega C. 5.00
Warsaw. Cong. Ch. 7.91
Whitesboro. Mrs. L. Halsey 10.00
Woman's Home Missionary Union of N.Y. by Mrs. L.H. Cobb, Treas., for Woman's Work Oswego, W.H.M.S. 10.00 ——. "God Speed the Work." 1.00
NEW JERSEY, $175.52.
Asbury Park. Mrs. S.A. Tyler 50
Boundbrook. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. for Santee Agency 10.00
Jersey City. First Congl. Ch. (Tabernacle) 72.02
Perth Amboy. Rev. P. Kimball 10.00
Westfield. Cong. Ch. 83.00
Meadville. Ladies' Miss'y Soc. of Park Av. Ch., for Mountiain White Work 20.00
Morth East. Miss C.A. Talcot 1.00
Philadelphia. Sab. Sch. of Central Cong. Ch., for Mech'l Building, Tillotston Inst. 25.00
Ridgway. By Minnie Kline, for Oaks, N.C. 5.00
Akron. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Atlanta U. 50.00
Akron. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 50.00
Atwater. "Willing Workers" by Mrs. Geo. Weldy, Bbl. of C. for Storrs Sch.
Berea. Cong. Ch., Soc. of C.E., for ed. of children, Williamsburg, Ky. 2.00
Bryan. S.E. Blakeslee 5.00
Chatham Center. Cong. Ch. 15.13
Cincinnati. Walnut Hills Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch., 75.00; Mrs. Betsey E. Aydelott, 5 80.00
Defiance. Dr. J.L. Scott, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 5.00
Dover. Y.P.S.C.E., 20; Young Ladies Class, Cong. Sab. Sch., 10 for Student Aid, Athens, Ala. 30.00
Elyria. Ladies Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Wilmington, N.C. 8.00
Hudson. Cong. Ch. 16.94
Lexington. Cong. Ch. 5.80
Mallet Creek. Mrs. M.W. Bingham 5.00
Mansfield. F.E. Tracy, for Student Aid, Austin, Tex. 100.00
Medina. "Opportunity Club" by Caddie Root 2.00
Metz. Miss Lulu Fish, for Macon, Ga. 5.00
Oberlin. Sab. Sch. of Sec. Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tillotson C. and N. Inst. 10.00
Ravenna. Box and Bbl. of C., for Jackson, Miss.
Saybrook. Cong. Sab. Sch. Mission Band 6.65
South Ridge. Mrs. U. Havilland 50
Strongsville. Elijah Lyman 10.00
Toledo. Y.P.M. Soc. of First Cong. Ch. 20.00
Wauseon. Cong. Ch. 9.62
Tallmadge. Rev. L. Shaw and other friends, 6 Bibles, 10 Testaments, for Mountain Work
Wellington. First Cong. Ch. 50.00
Ohio Woman's Home Miss'y Union, by Mrs. Phoebe A. Crafts, Treas. for Woman's Work: Marietta. Ladies' Miss. Soc. 2.00 Oberlin. Sab. Sch. of Sec. Cong. Ch. 20.00
Wellington. Ladies' Benev. Soc. $15.00 —— $37.00 —— $523.64
Andover. Estate of Mrs. Theodate Linn, for Corbin, Ky. 25.00 —— $548.64
Bloomington. Mrs. A.B. Woodford, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 10.00
Brazil. George Kimball Greenough 22
Terre Haute. Cong. Ch. 30.00
Batavia. Prof. Wm. Coffin 5.00
Bunker Hill. Woman's Miss'y Union, Sack of C., for Tougaloo, Miss.
Central Park. Cong. Ch. 21.00
Chicago. First Cong. Ch., 116.09; New England Ch., bal., 62.02; South Park Cong. Ch., 16.49; South Cong. Ch., 5, and Sab. Sch., 15; Tabernacle Ch., 10; Bethany Cong. Ch., 8.07; Warren Av. Cong. Ch., add'l, 50 cts. 233.17
Colusa. Mrs. Sophia Miller 1.00
Danvers. Cong. Ch. 16.90
Elgin. Cong. Ch. 40.74
Elgin. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Sch'p Endowment, Fisk U. 25.00
Hampton. Henry Clark 5.00
Jefferson. Cong. Ch. 12.26
Kewanee. Cong. Ch. 100.00
Knoxville. Wm. Arms 1.50
Lawn Ridge. John Crawford 10.00
Monroe. Cong. Ch. 3.00
Oak Park. Cong. Ch. 81.21
Ottawa. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Sch'p, Fisk U. 25.00
Payson. Daniel E. Robbins 5.00
Peoria. Rev. A.A. Stevens, for Talledaga C. 5.00
Princeton. Cong. Ch. 16.05
Princeton. Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 14.17
Quincy. "A Friend" 5.60
Springfield. Mrs. C.L. Post, Box and Bbl. of C., etc., for Austin, Tex.
Turner. Mrs. R. Currier 5.00
Waverly. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tillotson Inst. 5.00
Adrian. A.J. Hood 10.00
Battle Creek. "A Friend" 50
Benzonia. Cong. Ch. 11.35
Grand Junction. Cong. Ch. 4.04
Grand Ledge. Ira P. Holcomb 5.00
Hillsdale. Ladies of Presb. Ch., Bbl. of C., for Selma, Ala.
Howell. Z.M. Drew 50
Jackson. Mrs. R.M. Bennett 2.50
Lake Linden. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Talledega C. 15.00
Milford. Mrs. Wm. A. Arms 5.00
Olivet. Cong. Ch. 2.25
Romeo. E.B. Dickinson 50.00
Tecumseh. James Vincent 10.00
Unadilla. Mrs. Agnes D. Marshall 3.00
Vermontville. Cong. Ch. 19.50
—— "Michigan Friend," for Athens, Ala. 5.00
Beloit. Seond Cong. Ch., 27.95; First Cong. Ch., 7.50 35.45
Depere. Frist Cong. Ch. 15.00
Eau Claire. First Cong. Ch. 100.00
Evansville. Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C., for Austin, Tx.
Fond du Lac. "Willing Workers," First Cong. Ch., for Jones Kindergarten 25.00
Fox Lake. Cong. Ch. 8.74
Koshkonong. Cong. Ch. 5.62
Leeds. Cong. Ch. 11.00
Madison. First Cong. Ch. 14.61
Menasha. Cong. Ch. 41.42
Menomonee. Sab. Sch., of Cong. Ch., bal., for a Kreutzer Marie Adlof Sch'p 16.00
Milwaukee. Plymouth Ch., 50; Pilgrim Ch., 29 79.00
Ripon. First Cong. Ch., 37.20; Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., 5.46 42.66
Watertown. Cong. Ch. 6.70
Whitewater. First Cong. Ch. 72.40
Windsor. Cong. Ch. 9.00
Cedar Rapids. First Cong. Ch. 20.38
Des Moines. Plym. Cong. Ch. 154.82
Dunlap. Cong Ch. 8.22
Eldora. Cong. Ch. 29.38
Glenwood. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tillotson Inst. 10.00
Grinnell. Cong. Ch. 13.28
Grinnell. Mrs. J.B. Grinnell, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 10.00
Letts. Postal Order 3.00
Magnolia. Cong. Ch., 15.50; and Sab. Sch., 5 20.50
McGregor. Cong. Ch. (5 of which for Fisk U.) 25.00
Montour. Cong. Ch., to const. ROGER M. TENNEY L.M. 33.42
Oskaloosa. Cong. Ch., 6.38; S.R. Pettitt, 2 8.38
Tabor. Mrs. S. Rossiter, 1; Mrs. E. Platt, 1; C. Webber, 1, for Student Aid, Tillotson Inst. 3.00
Tipton. William Coutts 5.00
Iowa Woman's Home Missionary Union, by Mrs. M.J. Nichoson, Treas:
Ames. L.A.S. 5.00 Almoral. W.H.M.U. 75 Cedar Falls. W.H.M.U. 1.30 Clinton. W.H.M.U. 5.00 Fairfield. W.H.M.U. 3.48 Lyons. W.H.M.U. 12.46 Marion. W.H.M.U. 10.00 McGregor. W.H.M.U 12.00 —— 49.99
Appleton. Cong. Ch. 2.75
Faribault. Cong. Ch. 56.04
Glyndon. Ch. at Glyndon, 6.37; Union Sab. Sch., 82 cts. 7.19
Minneapolis. Sab. Sch. of Second Cong. Ch., 38.58; Seonc Cong. Ch., 11.50; Plym. Cong. Ch., 25.50 75.58
Minneapolis. Sab. Sch. of Lyndale Cong. Ch., for Oake Indian Sch. 5.00
Northfield. First Cong. Ch. 41.09
Spring Valley. Cong. Ch. 6.00
Minn. Woman's Home Miss'y Soc. by Mrs. Clara Norton Cross, Treas., for Woman's Work:
Minneapolis. Plym. Ch. W.H.M.S., to const. MRS. MARTHA A. HOOD, and MRS. LUCY A. GRISWOLD, L.M.'s, 75.89; Plym. Ch. W.H.M.S., Special, 11; Plym. Ch. Y.L.M.S., 15.95 102.84
Ironton. J. Markham 1.00
Laclede. Mrs. E.D. Seward, to cons. MRS. ELEANOR I. ELLIOTT, FLORA L. HARVEY, GERTRUDE C. HAIGHT, CLARA A. SEWARD, and LEWYLLYN P. SEWARD, L.M.'s 150.00
Highland. Cong. Ch. 5.00
Kiowa. Rev. J.C. Halliday 10.00
Sabetha. P. Robbins 2.00
Sterling. First Cong. Ch. 17.55
Lake Preston. W.M.S. by Mrs. Sue Fifield, Terr. Treas. $3.00
Webster. Cong Ch. 7.85
Yankton. Y.P. Mission Band, Box Christmas Goods, for Jackson, Miss.
Humboldt. J.B. White 20.00
Lincoln. First Cong. Ch. 4.35
Stanton. Cong. Ch. 2.20
Syracuse. Cong. Ch. 2.00
Weeping Water. Cong Ch. 30.14
Canyon City. E.S. Penfield 25.00
Portland. W.H. Holcomb, Sen. 2.00
WASHINGTON TER. $2.10.
S'kokomish. "Little Workers" by Rev. M. Eells, for Marie Adlof Sch'p Fund. 2.10
Denver. Mrs. E.C. Kinney, for Student Aid, Tillotson Inst. 5.00
Pasadena. J.F. Church and Wife 200.00
Riverside. Mrs. W.F. Montague 5.00
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, $56.21.
Washington. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. for Student Aid, Santa Fe, N.M. 18.15
Washington. Lincoln Mem'l Ch., Christmas Thank Offering 38.06
Baltimore. J. Henry Stickney, for Howard U. 50.00
Baltimore. First Cong. Ch., add'l. 30.00
Chattanooga. Cong. Ch. 11.05
Crossville. Cong. Ch. 2.20
Grand View. Tuition. 30.00
Jellico. Tuition. 15.25
Jonesboro. Tuition, 30.65; Rent, 2. 32.65
Memphis. Tuition. 440.50
Nashville. Tuition, 551.64; Rent, 5.85 557.31
Nashville. Cong. Ch. of Fisk U., Christmas Offering. 13.00
Nashville. Union Cong. Ch. 12.50
NORTH CAROLINA, $233.98.
Beaufort. Christmas Offering, Cong. Ch. 5.00
Lassiter's Mills. Cong. Ch. 3.50
Wilmington. Tuition. 213.48
Wilmington. Cong, Ch., Christmas Offering 6.50
Wilmington. By Miss H.L. Fitts, for Student Aid 5.50
SOUTH CAROLINA, $216.00.
Charleston. Tuition. 216.00
Atlanta. Storrs Sch., Tuition. 299.35
Atlanta. Prof. Thos. N. Chase. 10.00
Atlanta. "A Friend," for Student Aid, Atlanta U. 5.00
Atlanta. First Cong. Ch., 13 Birthday Gifts 1.72
Macon. Tuition. 226.10
Marietta. Third Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch. 3.00
McIntosh. Tuition. 25.13
McIntosh. "Friends," by Miss Plimpton, for McIntosh. 9.00
Savannah. Tuition. 231.25
Savannah. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., by., Miss A.D. Gerrish, for Indian M. 10.00