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The American Missionary

March, 1895

Volume XLIX, No. 3.



CONTENTS

THIS NUMBER—FIELD NOTES ARE THEY GRATEFUL? PIONEER MISSIONARY IN AFRICA (Illustrated) PIONEER MISSIONARY AMONG INDIANS (Illustrated) A SOUTHERN JOURNEY, BY SEC. BEARD VALUE OF PURE AND INTELLIGENT CHURCHES TILLOTSON, AUSTIN, TEXAS (Illustrated) DEATH OF DR. TAYLOR DEATH OF REV. C.C. PAINTER—ONE MISSIONARY DAY SOUTHERN FIELD NOTES A SCHOOLBOY'S COMPOSITION WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS RECEIPTS



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American Missionary Association.



PRESIDENT, MERRILL E. GATES, LL.D., MASS.

Vice-Presidents.

Rev. F.A. NOBLE, D.D., Ill. Rev. ALEX. MCKENZIE, D.D., Mass. Rev. HENRY HOPKINS, D.D., Mo. Rev. HENRY A. STIMSON, D.D., N.Y. Rev. WASHINGTON GLADDEN, D.D., Ohio.

Corresponding Secretaries.

Rev. M.E. STRIEBY, D.D., Bible House, N.Y. Rev. A.F. BEARD, D.D., Bible House, N.Y. Rev. F.P. WOODBURY, D.D., Bible House, N.Y.

Assistant Corresponding Secretary.

Rev. C.J. RYDER, D.D., Bible House, N.Y.

Recording Secretary.

Rev. M.E. STRIEBY, D.D., Bible House, N.Y.

Treasurer.

HENRY W. HUBBARD, Esq., Bible House, N.Y.

Auditors.

PETER McCARTEE. JAMES MITCHELL.

Executive Committee.

CHARLES L. MEAD, Chairman. CHARLES A. HULL, Secretary.

For Three Years.

WILLIAM HAYES WARD, JAMES W. COOPER, LUCIEN C. WARNER, JOSEPH H. TWICHELL, CHARLES P. PEIRCE.

For Two Years.

CHARLES A. HULL, ADDISON P. FOSTER, ALBERT J. LYMAN, NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, A.J.F. BEHRENDS.

For One Year.

SAMUEL HOLMES, SAMUEL S. MARPLES, CHARLES L. MEAD, WILLIAM H. STRONG, ELIJAH HORR.

District Secretaries.

Rev. GEO. H. GUTTERSON, 21 Cong'l House, Boston, Mass. Rev. JOS. E. ROY, D.D., 151 Washington Street, Chicago, Ill. Rev. W.E.C. WRIGHT, D.D., Cong'l Rooms, Y.M.C.A. Building, Cleveland, Ohio.

Secretary of Woman's Bureau.

Miss D.E. EMERSON, Bible House, N.Y.

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THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY

VOL. XLIX. March, 1895. No. 3.

In this number of THE MISSIONARY we present our readers with an interesting variety of information, embracing sketches of personal observation by secretaries of the Association, letters from field workers, pictures of pioneers in two important fields, and pictures of one of our higher institutions. It is with sorrow that we are compelled to notice the death of our late honored and beloved President, Dr. William M. Taylor, and that of Professor Painter, so successful and so faithful in his work among the Indians.

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FIELD NOTES.

BY SECRETARY RYDER.

MOUNTAIN WORK.—A very interesting spiritual awakening seems to prevail in many points of our mountain field. From a pastor of one of these churches among our American Highlanders we have received the following: "I have held meetings a couple of weeks, first at the church, and then at the academy. A large number have been reached. The open meetings disclosed the new life to all. We held daily meetings of prayer in the evening, and a large percentage of the students attended. All took part. The Y.P.S.C.E. has increased fourfold, and all the time is occupied in their meetings, and often two or three arise to speak at once. Six names were presented for active membership, and two for associate. The work is not confined to this single church and academy.

"I went recently to another village and half a dozen committed themselves for Christ. The Association needs an evangelist to visit these fields. Audiences fill the churches, most of them people who are out of Christ. All that prevents meeting this crying want of these mountain people in supplying to them more intelligent and consecrated ministers of the Gospel is the lack of money consecrated and given to this great service. This mountain field is now ripe to the harvest. Will not the churches multiply their gifts so that we can send into this harvest field more devoted men who are ready to go if they can do their work and simply be supported?"

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The hard times and the difficulty of the mountain people to get clothing is illustrated in the following, which comes to us in a recent missionary letter from this mountain field:

"There would have been much more suffering had it not been for the clothing which has gone out from this school. When seven chickens bring only thirty-five cents the poor mountain people do not have much chance."

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A pastor of the Association among our American Highlanders writes as follows: "This has been a most blessed and glorious season of refreshing. In the bounds of my work this fall and winter I have held and assisted in meetings which have in all resulted in something more than 100 hopeful conversions. My work now is especially to care for and look after the welfare of these precious souls lately brought to Christ and to give as much time as possible to my studies."

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INDIAN WORK.—Our friends will remember the appeal made by Rev. James F. Cross, of Rosebud Agency, S.D., at our annual meeting at Elgin, Ill., for a chapel to be built at Cedar Butte, S.D. President Gates, moved by the appeal, took it up so enthusiastically that nearly $400 came from him and other generous givers. The Indians drew the logs and have just erected the chapel under the direction of Superintendent Cross. A note just received from the field contains the following, which abundantly proves the wisdom of opening this new station at Cedar Butte and helping the Indians in the erection of their church: "Last week I was up to Cedar Butte church. It was the first time since it was built that I have been there for service. I received two young men into the church. It was a warm day and the thermometer has not been ten degrees away from zero, except to go thirteen below, since." This chapel at Cedar Butte is the center of a new work, and this message brings the hopefulness of the field.

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"We received five grown persons to our church fellowship on Sunday, and two children were baptized. Three Christian Indian families were constituted by Christian marriage at the same time. Praise God!" So writes Supt. C.L. Hall, of Fort Berthold Indian Mission, N.D.

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ARE THEY GRATEFUL?

REV. CHAS. F. SARGENT, THOMASVILLE, GA.

Very often we are asked if the people among whom we labor are grateful for the work that is done for and among them—whether there is self-denial on their part in helping themselves in church and school work.

It is very important that we should have some expression on their part in regard to this. There are many incidents in which grateful acknowledgment is made. A few incidents will best answer the above question.

A little more than a mile from here there lives in an almost uninhabitable cabin an old lady who is called "Aunt Eliza." I saw her first one cold day last winter, when I called and found her in bed sick with pneumonia. We ministered unto her as we best could, providing medicine, food and clothing.

From a missionary barrel garments were obtained which helped to make her body comfortable. She depended on the kindness of a neighbor to gather sticks for her and draw water. At times there was only enough fire in the fire-place to give a faint glimmer, not enough to make the room cheerful. Aunt Eliza is old and crippled, and it was only with much care and patient waiting that in the goodness of God she was restored to health. Some time passed after her recovery before I saw her. She came to our house on a hot summer day to bring an offering of gratitude for God's mercy in giving her back health and strength. She brought to us in a corner of her handkerchief fifty-five cents which she had saved from little gifts from children and grandchildren nearly as poor as herself. She had at this time only meal enough in her house to make one "pone" of bread. Gratefully she urged upon us her self-denying gift of thanksgiving. Of course we accepted it, only to return it to her in the name of the Master, who is the Great Gift Giver. Later in the season our sister remembered us again. She had saved for us two chickens, but a "conjuror" came along and said he would tell her fortune for them. He succeeded in "beating" her out of her offering for the Lord, and in return she received nothing. She came and told us all about it. This good woman did not rest until she brought us one at a time the chickens that she had promised. When the Association met with us a few days ago she brought, as her part to help, a few eggs. There are other incidents in her life which are interesting, but we cannot tell them all now. She certainly is grateful and gives the "widow's mite" in giving all that she has. She has been to our church and been blessed in meeting God in the sanctuary. The first Sunday that she came she bowed and courtesied to the people as she came in, much to their amusement.

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A PIONEER MISSIONARY IN AFRICA.



Rev. George Thompson was early enlisted as a missionary in the Mendi Mission on the west coast of Africa. He had been a most ardent friend of the slave, active in aiding their escape from the house of bondage, and as a consequence had spent five years in the Missouri State Prison. He went to Africa in 1848 under the commission of the American Missionary Association, and proved himself to be remarkably useful. One of his most far-reaching efforts was in the work as a peacemaker. A fierce and unrelenting war had been raging among the tribes around the mission, and this was brought to a close through the wise and persistent efforts of Mr. Thompson. He was chosen umpire for the contending chiefs, and after repeated and wearying excursions, and ten interviews or councils with both parties, he at length succeeded. Then came the joy which peace brings. Warriors met and fell on each other's necks; chiefs, who were for years enemies, now shook hands and embraced each other with the affection of long-separated friends; sisters, wives and daughters, long captives, fell into each other's arms, weeping for joy. A chief's daughter was seen running to embrace her father's feet, a wife hastened to welcome her husband and children, and entire towns were filled with cries of gladness. The beatitude, "Blessed are the peacemakers," belongs to Mr. Thompson.

Ill health at length compelled Mr. Thompson to relinquish the work in Africa, and in 1856 he returned to Oberlin, Ohio, where he spent five years in publishing his book on Africa, entitled, "Palm Land," and in educating two boys whom he brought with him from Africa. In 1861 he removed with his family to northwestern Michigan, where he labored as a home missionary for eighteen years, being the pastor for fifteen years of a church which he established. He then returned to Oberlin, where he remained until his death in 1893. In all these years Mr. Thompson was a laborious and useful man, actively engaged in awakening the churches to an interest in Africa, in writing his books and educating his children. In his later years, while living in Oberlin, he was abundant in labors in connection with Sunday-schools and feeble churches in Ohio and other States.

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A PIONEER MISSIONARY AMONG THE INDIANS.

In 1843 a number of young men from Oberlin entered upon a mission among the Ojibway Indians in the northern part of what is now Minnesota, under the auspices of the Western Evangelical Missionary Society, which was soon afterward transferred to the American Missionary Association. Of the inaccessibility of this field, a competent authority has said: "There is probably no missionary field to-day on the face of the earth more difficult to reach than this was at that time."



Among this group of missionaries was Rev. S.G. Wright. As a part of his experience it is said that after a short visit at home, Mr. Wright returned to the mission taking his young wife with him—their wedding tour. It was a journey of over a month made in a canoe. They were both compelled to walk at intervals twenty-two miles in the swamps along the side of the stream until they reached Mr. Barnard's station. These walks were varied by sickness; Mr. Wright sometimes had chills every day, but at Mr. Barnard's station he recovered. There remained yet twenty miles of their journey, and this was undertaken on foot, but soon a storm brought five inches of snow. Mr. Wright says: "My wife was very lame, and what woman would not be after walking twenty long miles through mire and water, over high hills and through gullies, in snow from four to five inches deep?"

The change wrought by these missionaries can be indicated in a sentence: When they went there the Indians cultivated almost no land and their only domestic animals were dogs. They maintained a precarious existence by hunting and fishing, and the gathering of wild rice, with starvation as no uncommon experience. In a few years these Indians raised their own supplies of corn and potatoes, with some to sell to procure other necessaries; they began to build houses for themselves; had the benefit of a saw mill and a grist mill, with the blessings of a church and boarding school.

The Association withdrew from the mission in 1859, but Mr. Wright returned under other auspices, and spent several years in effective and useful work. He still lives and is active in Christian labors as a member of the church in Oberlin.

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A SOUTHERN JOURNEY.

BY SECRETARY A.F. BEARD.

It included every Southern State in extent from Virginia to Texas, and from Texas to Florida. It was a study of schools, their methods and attainments; it was the acquaintance of new teachers and their work, the greeting of those who have become old friends, the look into the eyes of more colored youth in schools than usually falls to one person. It was a comparative study of classes of all grades in schools of the same grade, and of schools in different States and environments. It was an examination of industries in agriculture, industries in mechanics, of schools, normal and collegiate. It was an inspection of properties; an inquiry as to the prices of paints and brick and lime and wall papers.

It was a visit to churches, a handshake with pastors and deacons, a gathering of congregations to "make their wants and wishes known" to "the Association." One soon learns that the correct use of the definite article to designate the A.M.A. is not confined to those who have studied grammar. There is only one Association for these people. They never call it "American" nor even "Missionary." "The" is all sufficient, and it does one good to hear his society thus alphabetically abbreviated, as it does to meet these warm-hearted brethren of the colored churches which have been nourished with life by "The" Association. If anyone is suffering from iciness in the cardiac region, there is no better place for him to get the cockles of his heart well warmed up than in some of the colored congregations' churches which I visited. I said some. Alas! there is a difference in churches—in the South.

I find the schools full of interest, and that in the higher institutions the girls and young women are side by side in nearly equal numbers with lads and young men in climbing up the steep hills of education. It is, indeed, climbing. It takes more time, more patience and more resolution than most white students with happier conditions can realize.

The characteristics of the student are changing somewhat from the former days. Pupils are pushing into the more advanced grades earlier in years. They have not the memories of slavery as had the generations before them—only the traditions of it, and certain of its influences—for influences do not die when institutions pass away. There is not, for example, much old-fashioned Puritanism stalking about in New York in these days, but considerable of Puritan influence is alive and is just now contributing to the hopefulness of the times and the interests of municipal reform and even of the State government. Influences continue, and it will take time for those of slavery or the effect on both races to pass away.

One may not particularize among so many schools and churches as were in the path of my visitation, and one must generalize if he will keep within limits. For ten years now it has been my privilege to study the South as a personal observer, not only in schools and churches and not only on the regular routes of travel, but in the bypaths of rural life and in talks with all classes and conditions of men of every shade of color. I may, therefore, be permitted to generalize.

First, it is often said that those who live among evils best understand them and know how to meet them. This is a fallacy. The missionaries in China knew better what was for the good of China than did the Emperor himself. There are people in the United States, also, who could give some good points to the new Emperor of Russia, and if he would take them and use them it would be for the advantage of that country. It is true that impressions are not facts, and one cannot run over a fashionable route of travel holding converse with some hospitable Southern host and return with much more than impressions. Such are likely to speak with more confidence than knowledge, but, on the other hand, one who confines himself to a single locality in the South and to the local facts is more likely to have his views lean to inclination than to truth. One's opinion ought to be estimated by his information. I have known an otherwise intelligent citizen of New Orleans to be ignorant of the existence of Straight University with its 500 students and its noble accomplishment. A citizen of New York in this case could give the citizen of New Orleans some information about the South.

Secondly, the negroes are gaining. Never were the schools better in their entire range in different States, the studies more exacting, the purpose on the part of students for mastery in their work more resolute. Never was there manifested a more self-reliant spirit. The people are having a hard time just now; many are poorer than ever before, but the negroes are gaining, inch by inch. There are millions in schools and unreached millions yet who could not read a word in the New Testament if they had one; but the gain is seen in many ways; in schools, in churches, in homes, and in the improved quality and character of the newspapers edited by colored men, as also in their increased numbers. The schools under the direction and superintendence of colored teachers are gaining in standing and worthiness.

Thirdly, the white South is gaining. Not very rapidly, but gaining. The lawless part of the South—and there is a lawless part—is as lawless as ever. The lower and more violent elements, however, are but a small part of the Southern people. Still they know that the general public opinion is not positive enough to condemn them in any question between the negroes and the whites; hence they are not afraid to do what they will with the negro. The great body of the Southern people are law-abiding, with the single exception that they do not propose to respect the Fifteenth Amendment. They are committed against this. They deprecate lawlessness. They are personally kind to the negroes. They are busy in the ordinary duties of life, but the lawless know that these good people will never disturb them in their injustices to the negro. Then, there is a relatively small element of the people who are prophets of a better day. They themselves often feel the slavery of a public opinion which puts odium upon them when they are too friendly in behalf of the oppressed colored man. They cannot oppose many things which they feel to be wrong without losing their influence. These seers of the future are in hearty sympathy with our work and give it such personal encouragement as they may under the tyrannical conditions of a public opinion not friendly to equal rights on the part of the negro.

There is a great gain, also, in Southern public opinion as to the capacity of the colored man and his possible future. This gain is seen in the better provisions for the colored public schools, in towns and cities. The schools of the A.M.A. are both object lessons and incentives for the education of the white as well as the colored in the public schools. The South is exceedingly sensitive as to the opinion of the North. A trifle of published criticism, for example, goes through the Southern papers with rebuttals enough to break down a national constitution. An imperfect and incorrect report of an interview, which lived just long enough to be printed, has been lately passionately confuted in certain Southern newspapers with a profusion of epithets which were out of all proportion to the harmless nonsense committed to the press by an untrained reporter—a new illustration of the extreme sensitiveness of the South to Northern opinion. Northern sentiment is often ridiculed, and frequently sends not a few Southern newspapers into spasms, but it is heeded. Let it be kindly and true, and pressed fraternally and constantly "In His Name" who came

"To take away transgressions And set the captive free."

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THE VALUE OF PURE AND INTELLIGENT CHURCHES.

The extract given below has the true ring. It is from one of the pastors of the American Missionary Association educated at Tougaloo and Howard Theological Seminary. If sometimes our church work seems small and discouraging there are many things to be remembered. Many times we are told by the pastors of our churches "we could have larger churches and more of them if we would accept the standards of those about us." Moreover, some little church with fifty members may be doing more for the cause of Christ than some big church of ten times the number. But, read the extract:

"In the battle of Milliken's Bend, a color bearer was seen far in advance of his company. The captain shouted to him, 'Bring those colors back to the army!' The reply was sent back, 'Bring the army up to the colors.'

"Just so, in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the South generally, our church is lifting up the standard, and although men are constantly trying to get the standard bearer to fall back to the army of biased, narrow humanity, the church ever shouts back the reply of the immortal color bearer, 'Bring the army up to the colors.'

"Every man and woman going out from our schools is imbued with the thought that he or she is to hold up the standard of God—not man—for the people. Every church, school or mission fostered by the A.M.A. is holding up the highest ideals of all life. And while our work does not grow in numbers as rapidly as we could wish, we are broadcasting the good seeds of the Kingdom over all the land, and here and there they are springing into life, bringing forth fruit—some thirty, some sixty, and some an hundred fold; so we go on grinding out the grist ever and anon holding one for toll. I am not ignorant of what other churches are doing, and some are doing nobly, but ours is the great work. It has been my observation, that wherever an enterprising work is being carried on in church or school, the leading force is generally the product of Congregational effort, directly or indirectly. So take away our work, then it would be like blotting out the sun, moon and most of the stars from the sky."

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A COLORED MAN WINS.—Charles W. Wood, of Chicago, a colored contestant for oratorical honors, has won the first prize in Beloit College, Wis. A few years ago he was a newsboy upon the street, but he made up his mind to have an education. With the aid of a generous patron he has nearly completed his college course and justified the high hopes of his many friends.

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TILLOTSON, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

BY SECRETARY A.F. BEARD.

In the year 1875 the Rev. George J. Tillotson, of Connecticut, visited various points of the South with a view to the establishment of a school. He was accompanied by a secretary of the Association. After a careful survey they selected Austin, Texas, as the most promising point. About twenty-five acres of partially wooded land just beyond the eastern boundary of the city of Austin were purchased for $5,000, the gift of Mr. Tillotson. In the following year a charter was obtained and the work of raising money for the building was entered upon. The funds were finally secured, and in 1879 the foundations were laid, and the building, 104 feet in length and 42 in depth, constructed of white pressed brick with dress stone trimmings, rose to its five stories in height. On the 17th of January, 1881, the school opened. Two of the five floors were then open spaces. Eleven pupils only were enrolled at the beginning, but the term closed in June with 107. During this year the building was completed and named "Allen Hall," in honor of one of the largest givers. At the opening of the fall term the beginning of the next year, the accommodations were taxed to the utmost. In August, 1882, the report reads, "Allen Hall is full to repletion, 100 in the boarding department. Work cannot unfold for need of more room. Young men and young women in the same building make an urgent appeal for a new building."

At no time since the beginning of the second year have there been adequate accommodations for all desiring to attend.

For ten years the institution under the name of "Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute" has furnished to students from all parts of the great State of Texas with its half million of colored people, and from other States, and from Mexico, not only an opportunity to acquire a thoroughly practical common-school education, but also a more extended course to prepare students for entrance to the highest educational institutions in the land; and a normal training course for teachers for all positions in the public schools. Within this period of time a church has been formed for the students of the institution and others, which has been regularly ministered to by the president of the institution.

In the year 1888 a building for carpentry and manual instruction was erected and a teacher was appointed for industrial training.

The picture following is that of Allen Hall as it looks down upon the valley of the river Colorado. In every direction the views are of great extent, and include many picturesque scenes. The State capitol—a mile distant—and the various public buildings of Austin, are before the eye. Since electricity has been introduced, Austin by night presents a brilliant outlook from the grounds of the institution, but the light which shines from these buildings on the hill sends its beams farther than those of the electric plant, and pierces a denser darkness than that of night.



The industrial buildings—viz., the shop for carpentry, another for blacksmithing, for repairing of vehicles, and for painting—are at a suitable distance in the rear on the "boys' side" of the grounds. Below them are located the barn, wagon house, hennery, etc.

On the crest of a second eminence, several hundred feet from "Allen Hall," is the attractive new building (see picture, page 100) used as a dormitory for teachers and young women pupils. In this building are the culinary department also, and the dining room for each hall. There are forty dormitory rooms in this hall which will accommodate sixty pupils and their teachers. In addition to its dining-hall for all the pupils within the institution there are reading and sewing rooms, etc., which add to its completeness. There are not many school buildings anywhere with more diversified landscape and beautiful natural surroundings than those of Tillotson. Encompassed by oak trees large enough for shade and shelter, but not over-towering the prospect, free from the distracting noises and dust of the streets, and yet possessing all the advantages of a thrifty and beautiful city, the student at Tillotson will have at least one period in life that may not be commiserated.

This new building has not yet been duly named, and if anyone of those who may read this sketch will give $1,000 to be used as an endowment fund, the interest to be applied year by year as long as the school stands, we shall be glad to name this new hall after the giver, unless the name should happen to be too un-euphonious. Would not this beautiful hall be a fine monument to bear the name of some considerate and generous giver?



Tillotson was chartered under the corporate name of "Institute." This charter has now expired, and since the institution has blossomed out with the possibilities of a college it is hoped that under the new charter it may bear the name of "College."

It has the following departments: Common English, Normal, College Preparatory, College, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and Industrial, and a department for trained nurses. The faculty of the institution has consisted of the president, the normal principal, the industrial teacher, and ten other teachers. The boarding department is conducted upon the model of a Christian household. The intention is by no means simply to furnish rooms and meals for those who are in attendance, but also to inculcate ideas of right living and thinking, which are indispensable to true manhood and womanhood.

In the Common English department the purpose is to prepare the pupils thoroughly for the practical duties of life.

The College Preparatory gives a careful preparation in the way of language studies which will fit them to enter into the more generous course of study in which they may be fitted to be intelligent preachers and leaders of their race. The demand for college-educated men among the negroes is an intelligent one. This race cannot be elevated unless there can be raised a sufficient number of strong, earnest men, thoroughly trained intellectually, as well as morally; men who shall have a larger than a local vision, and who shall stand forth as representative leaders and teachers of those less fortunate than themselves.

The Normal department adds the study of subjects and methods, for those who are preparing to become teachers among their own people.

The Industrial includes not only manual instruction, but carpentry, blacksmithing and mechanical drawing for boys and young men, and also sewing and dressmaking for girls and young women.



For a young institution the record of Tillotson is excellent. There are few places in the great empire of Texas where it has not already become known through its pupils, or through teachers who have received their education within its walls.

Being under the care of a distinctively Christian organization it carries out the intention of its founders in providing religious instruction for all who attend. Its Sunday School, its Christian Endeavor Societies, its social worship, its church service, its mission work, all intensify the religious influence and religious life.

Tillotson is far away and needs friends who will give it help. It needs scholarships and professorships. It needs a library, chemical and philosophical apparatus, and a printing press. It needs gifts of bedding, tableware for the halls, and clothing for needy students. Friends, it needs your Christian sympathy and Christian prayers, that the great and blessed Teacher may dwell within its walls and in the hearts of the inmates.

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DEATH OF DR. TAYLOR.

Nine years ago we were called upon to record the death of Governor Washburn, President of this Association. While he was seemingly in the fullness of life and while on the platform at the meeting of the American Board he suddenly and unexpectedly fell asleep in death. In a far different way did his successor, Rev. William M. Taylor, D.D., meet in quietude and with patient resignation the summons that called him home. The premonition of death came three years ago, and the march has been steady to the close. During these months his patience and sweet assurance have been as marked illustrations of the power of the Gospel as other graces were in his more active career.

Dr. Taylor, long before he became President of this Association, took a deep interest in its work and brought to it his own personal influence and that of his large and wealthy congregation. As a presiding officer he was constant in his attendance, and by the dignity of his manner and his great force of character gave guidance and strength to the gatherings of our annual meeting. But Dr. Taylor was broad, and his sympathies went forth to every form of endeavor for the spread of the Gospel and the benefit of mankind. With a strong character derived from his Scottish ancestry, he had made his mark as a pastor in the growth of a church under his care in the old country. Nearly a quarter of a century ago he came to this city, and by his commanding eloquence, his pastoral gifts and the books which flowed from his pen, he has exerted a wide and salutary influence. On great occasions, at college anniversaries and at missionary and ecclesiastical gatherings, Dr. Taylor was one of the most acceptable and efficient speakers. One marked characteristic of Dr. Taylor came from his great heart, and mellowed and sweetened all his other powers. He has finished a glorious course, and has gone to his reward.

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REV. CHAS. C. PAINTER.

The recent death of Prof. Painter has removed a most useful and efficient worker in behalf of the Indians. He died at his home in Washington, of heart disease, after an illness of only twelve hours. He was sixty-two years old, born in Virginia, but resident for most of his life in New England, where he was an acceptable pastor. He was called from that position into the service of the American Missionary Association, acting for a time as Professor in Fisk University. He, however, soon gave his life to promoting the education and civilization of the Indians, and for ten years was connected with the Indian Rights Association. It was a tribute to his knowledge and service in the Indian work that about a year ago he was appointed a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners.

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ONE MISSIONARY DAY.

MISS S.E. OBER, EVARTS, KY.

At work again. Back from the rest and change of the summer vacation. Leaving behind friends and home, comforts and pleasures, and nearly all the advantages of civilization. But coming to a greater joy, a higher privilege than any of these can afford—the "high calling" of our Master, to minister to poor, needy souls in His name.

So with great happiness we gather up the loose threads and the dropped stitches of last year's work, and start anew. Come with us through one day, and taste a few of a missionary's joys. After our household tasks are over, and we have gained new power from our daily devotions, we start out on our work. Over one hundred boys and girls give us bright greetings as we ride past. We must go on horseback, as there are no good roads in our vicinity.

We are entirely compassed about with mountains; on every side they lift their grand heads in everlasting testimony of the wonderful handiwork of the Almighty. But we have little time to gaze upon their beauty, for more precious creations of the same great Hand are needing our attention.

See this little hovel, built of rough logs, scarcely serving to keep out the wind or the rain. Let us enter. A most pitiful sight awaits us. The fever has been before us. For months it has raged, and two human souls have been taken from the family which dwells here. On a rude filthy bed lies the wasted frame of a once stalwart man. He is as feeble as the infant; a wan child is sitting near by. The mother, in tattered garments, totters about her work, so enfeebled by the disease that her strength is inadequate for her tasks. Three of the children are nothing but skeletons, and sit listlessly on the floor, taking but little notice of anything going on about them.

The thin faces light up at sight of us, and a cordial welcome is extended. The only whole chair is brought forward for our use. You might expect a torrent of complaints from these poor creatures. But no, instead come words of praise to God that He had spared so many of their lives, that He had been with them in their sufferings.

A year ago, when we visited this hut, we found them stolid and indifferent, caring nothing for spiritual things. The woman sat smoking over the fire, scarcely vouchsafing us a word, and muttered to a crony, "Wot's thet thar woman nosing 'bout yere for? She'd er heap sight better let we uns erlone."

It was very hard to ask permission to hold prayers with them in such a hostile atmosphere, but it is our duty to "sow beside all waters," so we proffered our request.

"Yer kin ef yer mines ter. I haint er carin'," was the ungracious reply.

But what a change now. The woman's face glows with a light that only comes from the "light of the world." "God's been mighty good ter we uns," she says. "Ef hit hedn't ben fer Him we'd er died. An' we uns air bound ter do ez near right ez we kin, an' serve ther Lord, ther hull lot on us."

Does it not make our own hearts glow to hear such words, and see the wonders God hath wrought? And with thanksgiving we read and pray with them, and strengthen their faith with God's Word. After noting their needs, and promising to supply them from the articles sent us by generous Northern friends, we go on to the next house.

We find the same sad state of affairs; fever-worn men and women, wasted children, and starvation and want staring them in the face. But we find also the same great change. God's Spirit has been working among them, and hearts are softened and lives changed by His power. So we go from hut to hut, until the way becomes too steep to ride, and we leave our horses and climb, on foot, the lofty, rocky ridges.

We find men who were reckless and bad ready to listen to God's Word, and in broken voices asking for prayers. We find women who have lived lives of open shame penitent and contrite, showing by their abandonment of their evil ways that they are sincere when they say, oh so earnestly, "We uns air tryin' ter do right."

But all is not so encouraging. We must visit homes where vice reigns supreme; where women are lost to shame, and glory in their sin; where even the children have the "trail of the serpent" upon their young faces; where the men are brutal and beastly, and even sickness does not touch them.

Let us call at this old log house as we pass; nestled under a high cliff, with the creek flowing past, it looks like some ugly blot on the "face of nature." But it is a school-house. There is no window, no chimney, only a hole in the side of the house, opening into a sort of pen of rocks, in which the fire is built; an admirable arrangement to send all the heat out of doors, and the smoke into the house. Several rough benches (that do not invite to ease or comfort) and an ancient chair complete the furniture of the room. Several boards painted black form the "blackboards." Here we find two tattered urchins and three tiny girls, whose faces have evidently not made the acquaintance of soap and water for some days.

The teacher is one of the advanced pupils of our academy—a bright young man, who will attend our school when his is completed. We ask where the rest of the scholars are.

"Pulling fodder or stripping cane," is the reply. And the children have to work so much in the fields that they seldom have the chance of attending school. Out of fifty or sixty scholars only a very few ever attend these public schools. But it is growing late, and we have a long, rough way before us, so we spur on toward home, reaching it just as the glow of the sunset dies away from the last distant peak and the dusky twilight settles down over the whole land.

A hurried supper and then to the church prayer meeting. Here are gathered quite a number, and we have a very good meeting, feeling the presence of our Saviour in our midst. So closes one of our days, and wearied in body, but refreshed and strengthened in spirit, we go to rest.

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SOUTHERN FIELD NOTES.

REV. GEORGE W. MOORE.

The mission station recently opened at La Pine, in the black belt of Alabama, is a door of hope to that needy people. The people came for miles around to greet the missionary and to hear the Gospel. At another point in Alabama we found a promising field which one of our theological graduates from Talladega had opened. He began the work in a rented hall at his own cost, and after he had gathered a congregation and found it a needy and at the same time a hopeful field he raised the "Macedonian cry" to the American Missionary Association for help. The Pauline heroism of this brother in preaching the Gospel in his own hired house is shared by our brethren in various parts of our Southern field. The work is so large and the needs of the people are so great that this spirit of Christ must be more fully expressed, both in gifts and service, to reach the pressing calls for help.

I met three interesting characters in the black belt of Georgia. The first was named Moses. On meeting him he addressed me with "You don't knows me, does you? My name is Moses." His friend "Uncle Plenty" lived in a little cabin by the roadside. He had heard of the Association, and was glad to greet me as one of its missionaries. He told me that he felt so thankful for what the Northern friends had done for his people that he wished his little cabin and half acre lot to be bequeathed to the American Missionary Association. I dined with "Uncle Plenty" and met Father Joshua, a poor old blind man ninety years of age, in his cabin. They told me the story of their lives in slavery and how they had prayed to see this day of freedom and light.

Moses and Joshua and "Uncle Plenty" are types of the old people and times that are giving place to a new generation and a brighter day.

Among the new enterprises reported at the meeting of the Georgia Association at Thomasville, Ga., were two churches and several missions from the vicinity of Columbia, S.C.

I spent Thanksgiving Day at Lowell, N.C. Our mission at this point is the only church in that vicinity. It was the first Thanksgiving service they had ever enjoyed or even heard of. It was held in a log cabin.

Lowell is the center of a large negro settlement; the people have had a hard lot, and but little opportunity to improve their condition. They are very grateful to hear the Gospel.

Forefather's day was observed by the Nashville churches in the theological hall of Fisk University. We "spiritual children" of the Pilgrims honor the fathers whose descendants have enriched us through the A.M.A. by the schools and churches that have been planted among us. The church at Lexington, Ky., had a season of "refreshing" in December, when several heads of families united with it. Howard church, Nashville, also had an awakening with good results. This church has increased its membership fifty per cent. in fifteen months. Jackson Street Church, Nashville, held a recognition service for its new pastor in January.

We were glad to greet the churches and brethren of Louisiana after an absence from them of two years. The Spain Street Church at New Orleans held a series of Gospel meetings in which a number avowed their faith in the Saviour, and the church was strengthened.

Straight University is crowded with an earnest class of students.

This school is doing a great work for the people of Louisiana and surrounding States. In spite of the hard times, which are very severe in the South (laborers in Louisiana and some other States receive only fifty cents a day and board themselves), the people are making great sacrifices for the education of their children, and our pastors and teachers are making heroic struggles that the work in school and church may go forward.

The need of the continuance of the work was never greater and the results of the service of our workers were never better. To retrench further at this time would not only cripple the work among the needy peoples of our field, but shut the door of opportunity in many places, and injure the people in their efforts to rise, and discourage our self-sacrificing missionaries. The people are grateful for these schools and churches and need more of them. We appeal to our Northern friends to come to the rescue of the American Missionary Association at this time.

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A SCHOOLBOY'S COMPOSITION.

A little lad six years of age in the primary grade of Knox Institute, Athens, Ga., attended rhetoricals in which several pupils read compositions on the subject of America. He was greatly impressed, went home, and wrote without supervision the composition below. Although he has put the raccoon, lion and tiger among the birds, it is certainly a pretty good composition for the first one written by a child six years of age. Could any of the children six years old to whom THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY may come do better than this little black boy?

AMERICA.

America is a large country, and it has many large rivers, and it has many animals, and has wild creatures.

America is a most important country. And many a people like to go there. And it has many wild birds—mocking birds, nightingale, raccoon, and also the opossum and lion, tiger, elephant, and the rhinoceros.

And in America there are lakes, seas, and the bushes are so thick that you can hardly tell when a human is beside them.

The States in America are so large that ten hundred can get in these. But if one of the animals was to seize you once you would never want to go there any more, for if one of them get hold of you you would hollow like anything. It would settle your hash. It would frighten you so much you never would want to see one of them.

HALL JOHNSON, Age 6, December 16, 1894.

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WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS.

MAINE.

WOMAN'S AID TO A.M.A.

State Committee—Mrs. Ida Vose Woodbury, Woodfords; Mrs. A.T. Burbank, Yarmouth; Mrs. Helen Quimby, Bangor.

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

FEMALE CENT. INSTITUTION AND HOME MISS. UNION.

President—Mrs. Cyrus Sargeant, Plymouth. Secretary—Mrs. John T. Perry, Exeter. Treasurer—Miss Annie A. McFarland, Concord.

VERMONT.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.H. Babbitt, W. Brattleboro. Secretary—Mrs. M.K. Paine, Windsor. Treasurer—Mrs. Wm. P. Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury.

MASS AND R.I.

[A]WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. C.L. Goodell, Boston Highlands, Mass. Secretary—Mrs. Louise A. Kellogg, 32 Congregational House, Boston. Treasurer—Miss Annie C. Bridgeman, 32 Congregational House, Boston.

CONNECTICUT.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Miss Ellen R. Camp, 9 Camp St., New Britain. Secretary—Mrs. C.T. Millard, 36 Lewis St., Hartford. Treasurer—Mrs. W.W. Jacobs, 19 Spring St., Hartford.

NEW YORK.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Wm. Kincaid, 483 Green Ave., Brooklyn. Secretary—Mrs. Wm. Spalding, 511 Orange St., Syracuse. Treasurer—Mrs. J.J. Pearsall, 230 Macon St., Brooklyn.

NEW JERSEY.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF THE N.J. ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. A.H. Bradford, Montclair. Secretary—Mrs. R.J. Hegeman, 32 Forest Street, Montclair. Treasurer—Mrs. J.H. Dennison, 150 Belleville Ave., Newark.

PENNSYLVANIA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. A.H. Claflin, 274 Manhattan St., Allegheny. Secretary—Mrs. C.F. Jennee, Ridgeway. Treasurer—Mrs. T.W. Jones, 511 Woodland Terrace, Philadelphia.

OHIO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President:—Mrs. Sidney Strong, Lane Seminary Grounds, Cincinnati. Secretary—Mrs. J.W. Moore, 836 Hough Ave., Cleveland. Treasurer—Mrs. G.B. Brown, 2116 Warren St., Toledo.

INDIANA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. W.A. Bell, 221 Christian Ave., Indianapolis. Secretary—Mrs. W.E. Mossman, Fort Wayne. Treasurer—Mrs. F.E. Dewhurst, 28 Christian Ave., Indianapolis.

ILLINOIS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Isaac Claflin, Lombard. Secretary—Mrs. C.H. Taintor, 151 Washington St., Chicago. Treasurer—Mrs. L.A. Field, Wilmette.

IOWA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. T.O. Douglass, Grinnell. Secretary—Mrs. H.H. Robbins, Grinnell. Treasurer—Miss Belle L. Bentley, 300 Court Ave., Des Moines.

MICHIGAN.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. George M. Lane, 179 West Alexandrine Ave., Detroit. Secretary—Mrs. J.H. Hatfield, 301 Elm Street, Kalamazoo. Treasurer—Mrs. E.F. Grabill, Greenville.

WISCONSIN.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. E.G. Updike, Madison. Secretary—Mrs. A.O. Wright, Madison. Treasurer—Mrs. C.M. Blackman, Whitewater.

MINNESOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Miss Katherine W. Nichols, 230 East Ninth Street, St. Paul. Secretary—Mrs. A.P. Lyon, 17 Florence Court, S.E., Minneapolis. Treasurer—Mrs. M.W. Skinner, Northfield.

NORTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. W.P. Cleveland, Caledonia. Secretary—Mrs. Silas Daggett, Harwood. Treasurer—Mrs. J.M. Fisher, Fargo.

SOUTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. A.H. Robbins, Bowdle. Secretary—Mrs. W.H. Thrall, Huron. Treasurer—Mrs. F.H. Wilcox, Huron.

BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.B. Gossage, Rapid City. Secretary—Mrs. H.H. Gilchrist, Hot Springs. Treasurer—Miss Grace Lyman, Hot Springs.

NEBRASKA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.T. Duryea, 2402 Cass Street, Omaha. Secretary—Mrs. S.C. Dean, 636 31st Street, Omaha. Treasurer—Mrs. G.J. Powell, 30th and Ohio Streets, Omaha.

MONTANA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. O.C. Clark, Missoula. Secretary—Mrs. W.S. Bell, 410 Dearborn Ave., Helena. Treasurer—Mrs. Herbert E. Jones, Livingston.

MISSOURI.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Henry Hopkins, 916 Holmes Street, Kansas City. Secretary—Mrs. E.C. Ellis, 2456 Tracy Ave., Kansas City. Treasurer—Mrs. K.L. Mills, 1526 Wabash Ave., Kansas City.

KANSAS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. F.E. Storrs, Topeka. Secretary—Mrs. George L. Epps, Topeka. Treasurer—Mrs. D.D. DeLong, Arkansas City.

OREGON.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. John Summerville, 108 Second Street, Portland. Secretary—Mrs. George Brownell, Oregon City. Treasurer—Mrs. W.D. Palmer, 546 Third Street, Portland.

WASHINGTON.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. A.J. Bailey, 323 Blanchard Street, Seattle. Secretary—Mrs. W.C. Wheeler, 424 South K Street, Tacoma. Treasurer—Mrs. J.W. George, 620 Fourth Street, Seattle.

CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

President—Mrs. E.S. Williams, 572 12th Street, Oakland. Secretary—Mrs. L.M. Howard, 91 Grove Street, Oakland. Treasurer—Mrs. J.M. Havens, 1329 Harrison Street, Oakland.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. W.J. Washburn, 510 Downey Ave., Los Angeles. Secretary—Mrs. P.J. Colcord, Claremont. Treasurer—Mrs. Mary M. Smith, Public Library, Riverside.

NEVADA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. L.J. Flint, Reno. Secretary—Miss Margaret N. Magill, Reno. Treasurer—Miss Mary Clow, Reno.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. John McCarthy, Vinita. Secretary—Mrs. Fayette Hurd, Vinita. Treasurer—Mrs. R.M. Swain, Vinita.

NEW MEXICO.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. C.E. Winslow, Albuquerque. Secretary—Mrs. E.W. Lewis, 301 So. Edith Street, Albuquerque. Treasurer—Mrs. A.W. Jones, Albuquerque.

MISSISSIPPI.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. C.L. Harris, 1421 31st Avenue, Meridian. Secretary—Mrs. Edith M. Hall, Tougaloo Univ., Tougaloo. Treasurer—Mrs. L.H. Turner, 3012 12th Street, Meridian.

LOUISIANA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Miss Bella W. Hume, corner Gasquet and Liberty Streets, New Orleans. Secretary—Mrs. Matilda Cabrere, New Orleans. Treasurer—Mrs. C.H. Crawford, Hammond.

ALABAMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. G.W. Andrews, Talladega. Secretary—Mrs. J.S. Jackson, Montgomery. Treasurer—Mrs. E.C. Silsby, Talladega.

FLORIDA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. S.F. Gale, Jacksonville. Secretary—Mrs. Nathan Barrows, Winter Park. Treasurer—Mrs. W.D. Brown, Interlachen.

TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY AND ARKANSAS.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. G.W. Moore, Box 8, Fisk Univ., Nashville. Secretary—Mrs. Jos. E. Smith, 304 Gilmer Street, Chattanooga. Treasurer—Mrs. J.E. Moreland, 216 N. McNairy Street, Nashville.

COLORADO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. B.C. Valentine, Highlands. Secretary—Mrs. Chas. Westley, Box 508, Denver. Treasurer—Mrs. Horace Sanderson, 1710 16th Ave., Denver.

WYOMING.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. G.S. Ricker, Cheyenne. Secretary—Mrs. W.C. Whipple, Cheyenne. Treasurer—Mrs. H.N. Smith, Rock Springs.

OKLAHOMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.H. Parker, Kingfisher. Secretary—Mrs. L.E. Kimball. Guthrie. Treasurer—Mrs. L.S. Childs, Choctaw City.

UTAH (Including Southern Idaho).

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Clarence T. Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah. Secretary—Mrs. W.S. Hawkes, 135 Sixth Street, E., Salt Lake City, Utah. Treasurer—Mrs. Dana W. Bartlett, Salt Lake City, Utah. Secretary for Idaho—Mrs. Oscar Sonnenkalb, Pocatello, Idaho.

NORTH CAROLINA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.W. Freeman, Dudley. Secretary and Treasurer—Miss A.E. Farrington, High Point.

TEXAS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. J.M. Wendelkin, Dallas. Secretary—Mrs. H. Burt, Lock Box 563, Dallas. Treasurer—Mrs. C.I. Scofield, Dallas.

GEORGIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. H.B. Wey, 253 Forest Avenue, Atlanta. Secretary—Mrs. H.A. Kellam, Atlanta. Treasurer—Miss Virginia Holmes, Barnesville.

[FOOTNOTE A: For the purpose of exact information we note that, while the W.H.M.A. appears in this list as a State body for Mass. and R.I., it has certain auxiliaries elsewhere.]

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RECEIPTS FOR JANUARY, 1895.

THE DANIEL HAND FUND For the Education of Colored People.

Income for January. $1,112.50 Previously acknowledged. 17,210.00 ————— $18,322.50 ==========

CURRENT RECEIPTS.

MAINE, $1,207.42.

Andover. Mrs. Haskell Bailey, for Blowing Rock, N.C. 1.00

Auburn. High St. Cong. Ch. (35 of which from Ladies of the Woman's Branch). 50.00

Bath. "A Friend". 10.00

Bath. "A Friend," for Student Aid, Talladega, Ala. 10.50

Bath. Mrs. Mary A. Fiske, Pkg., for Nat, Ala., and Pkg. Goods, for High Point, N.C.

Bangor. Indian Rights Assn., by Mrs. Denio, for Hospital, Standing Rock, N.D. 50.00

Bangor. Central Cong. Ch. 50.00

Belfast. North Ch., C.E. Soc., for Mountain Work. 5.00

Belfast. First Cong. Ch., Junior End. Soc., for Reindeer, Alaska M. 1.00

Belfast. Miss Cutter, material for Sewing Class, Trinity Sch., Athens, Ala.

Bluehill. H.A. Fisher. 1.50

Brewer. Manly Hardy. 10.00

Gardiner. Miss Eleanor Cannard. 500.00

Hallowell. Mrs. S.B. Gilman, for Thunderhawk M. 1.00

Holden. Jun. C.E. Soc, Bbl. C., for High Point, N.C.

Kennebunkport. South Ch., 7; First Ch., 3. 10.00

Limington. Cong. Ch. 12.00

Litchfield Center. Mrs. D.T. Smith, for Blowing Rock. N.C. 2.00

Machias. Box C., for Marion, Ala.

Madison. Freight to Marion, Ala. 2.50

Orland. H.T. and S.E. Buck. 20.00

Portland. State St. Cong. Ch., 190; High St. Cong. Ch., 77.51; St. Lawrence St. Ch., 5. 272.51

Portland. Williston Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch., for Mission S.S., Lexington, Ky., 2.50; Williston Ch. C.E.S., Box Christmas Goods, for Lexington, Ky. 2.50

Portland. Y.P.S.C.E., Williston Ch., Bbl. C. and Papers, for High Point, N.C.

Portland. "Friends," Box Christmas Goods, for Marion, Ala.

Saco. Cong. Ch., 7.20; J.W. Littlefield, 2.50. 9.70

Skowhegan. Mrs. L.W. Weston and her Sab. Sch. Class (Chinese). 2.50

Skowhegan. Mrs. L.W. Weston, Bbl. C. and Pkg. Christmas Gifts, for High Point, N.C.

South Berwick. Mrs. K.B. Lewis and Mrs. Hayman's S.S. Classes, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 11.00

South Gardiner. Jun. C.E. Soc., Box C., for Marion, Ala.

Temple. Cong. Ch. 6.51

Westbrook. Cumberland Mills Cong. Ch. 118.70

Wilton. Cong. Ch. 5.75

Winslow. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 10.00

Yarmouth. Bbl. C., for High Point, N.C.

Received for Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga.:

Bangor. Hammond St. Sab. Sch. 10.00

Bangor. Miss Hattie Mosher, Bbl. C.

Brewer. Y.P.S.C.E., Bbl. C.

Castine. Elsie Storer, Pkg. Christmas Cards.

Eastport. Mrs. R.H. Reynolds, Pkg. Christmas Cards.

Sandy Point. Mrs. Robert French, Pkg. Handk'fs.

Wintersport. Mrs. Emma A. Smith, Bbl. C. ——— 10.00

Maine Woman's Aid to A.M.A., by Mrs. Ida S. Woodbury, Treas., for Woman's Work:

Deer Isle. L.M. Soc. 8.75

Woodford's. L.M.S. 13.00 ——- 21.75

NEW HAMPSHIRE, $901.96.

Acworth. W. Thayer. 5.00

Boscawen. Mrs. P.M. Webster, 2 Bbls. C., 2 for Freight, for Pleasant Hill Acad., Tenn. 2.00

Candia. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 15.67

Charlestown. Mrs. Wm. M. Holden. 1.50

Chester. Cong. Ch. and Soc., 16.22; "A Friend," 2.50. 18.72

Chester. Miss Isabella Fitz, Pkg. of Christmas Cards, for Thomasville, Ga.

Concord. "A Friend," 5; "A Friend," 50c. 5.50

Concord. Granite Mission Band, for Student Aid, Gregory N. Inst., Wilmington, N.C. 5.00

Concord. Box Bedding and Table Linen, for King's Mountain, N.C.

Deerfield. First Cong. Ch. 16.25

Dunbarton. Sab. Sch., Cong. Ch., for Gregory Inst. 5.25

East Alstead. Cong. Ch., by W.H. Spalter, Co. Treas. 3.59

East Derry. Ladies' Soc. Cong. Ch., for Freight to Wilmington, N.C. 2.00

Exeter. Rev. Jacob Chapman. 100.00

Francestown. Cong. Ch., 7; Dea. M.B. Fisher, 5. 12.00

Hanover. Dartmouth Sab. Sch., 20, for Indian M., and 15 for Mountain Work. 35.00

Keene. First Cong. Ch., by W.H. Spalter, Co. Treas., 50; Sab. Sch. Second Cong. Ch., 20. 70.00

Lebanon. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 36.00

Lyndeborough. Ladies' Sewing Soc. 10.00

Manchester. Franklin St. Ch. 80.23

Milford. Ladies' Charitable Soc., Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 12.00

Newport. Miss Eugenie E. Waite, for McIntosh, Ga. 2.50

Penacook. Cong. Ch. 4.60

Pittsfield. First Cong. Ch. 20.16

Plainfield. "S.R.B." 2.00

Portsmouth. Mission Circle of Little Folks, by Miss K. Sweetser, Christmas Box, for Cappahosic, Va.

Rindge. Cong. Ch., by W.H. Spalter, Co. Treas. 25.25

Rochester. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. 20.00

Rye. Cong. Ch. 20.00

Sanbornton. Cong. Ch. 21.80

Somersworth. Cong. Ch. 18.89

South Barnstead. J.O. Tasker, 10; Mrs. J.O. Tasker, 5. 15.00

Temple. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 7.55

Tilton. Cong. Ch. 32.00

Warner. Cong. Ch. 4.00

Webster. Christmas Bbl., for Kings Mountain, N.C.; 1.50 for Freight. 1.50

West Manchester. South Main St. Cong. Ch. 11.00

New Hampshire Female Cent Inst. and Home Missionary Union, by Miss Annie McFarland, Treas., for Woman's Work:

Concord. Y.P.S.C.E. of South Ch., for a Pupil, Nat, Ala. 10.00

Tamworth. Mrs. Amanda M. Davis, for Negro Sch'p. 50.00 ——— 60.00 ———- $701.96

ESTATE.

Rindge. Estate Mersylvia Hubbard, by R.A. Hubbard, Executor. 200.00 ———- $901.96

VERMONT, $873.37.

Barnet. Cong. Ch. 33.56

Bennington. Second Cong. Ch. 42.50

Brattleboro. Mary L. Hadley. 25.00

Burlington. College St. Cong. Ch. 55.33

Damon's Crossing. Geo. A. Appleton. 10.00

East Poultney. Mrs. Jane G. Wilcox. 10.00

Granby. Infant Class, Mite Boxes, by Mrs. J.L. Wells, Teacher. for Rosebud Indian M. 1.50

Hardwick. Mrs. E.F. Strickland, for Indian M., Grand River N.D. 10.00

Lyndon. Mr. Cobb, 1; Rev. P.B. Fisk, 2, for Student Aid, Tillotson Inst. 3.00

Middlebury. Mrs. C.S. Burdett, 4; "A Friend," 1. 5.00

Milton. Y.P.S.C.E. Cong. Ch., for Alaska M. 3.10

North Bennington. Y.P.S.C.E., Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work. 5.00

North Bennington. Mrs. and Rev. H.D. Hall, Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

North Craftsbury. Cong. Ch. 5.00

Northfield. "A Friend," to const. CHARLES M. DAVIS, GEORGE DENNY and CHARLES P. LEONARD L.M.'s. 100.00

North Springfield. Mrs. C.S. Davis. 1.00

North Thetford. Cong. Ch. 12.00

Norwich. Mrs. H. Burton. 2.00

Post Mills. Cong. Ch. 6.25

Rutland. John Howard. 4.00

Saint Albans. Cong. Ch. 78.47

Saint Johnsbury. North Cong. Ch. 120.50

South Fairlee. "Christian," for Thunderhawk M. 1.00

South Newbury. "Friends," Bbl. C., for Meridian, Miss.

West Brattleboro. Mrs. Elvira Stedman, 30, to const. MARIA L. STEDMAN L.M.; Cong. Ch., 23.19. 53.19

West Rutland. Cong. Ch. 15.00

Woodstock. Cong. Ch. 12.60

Received for Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga:

Barre. L.M. Soc. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., 1.68 for Freight. 1.68

Barton Landing and Brownington. 2.00

Berlin. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., Freight paid.

Brookfield. Cong. Ch. 1.33

Burlington. Y.P.S.C.E., Box reading matter. Freight paid.

Ludlow. L.H.M. Soc. 2.00

Manchester. H.M. Soc. 1.58

Milton. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., 2 for Freight. 2.00

Saint Johnsbury. South Ch., for Freight. 2.00

Waitsfield. "Home Circle," Bbl. C., 2 for Freight. 2.00

West Glover. For freight. 2.00

Westminster. Mrs. Arabella G. Thompson, 1 and Pkg. Pictures, etc. 1.00 ——— 17.59

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Vermont, by Mrs. William P. Fairbanks, Treas., for Woman's Work:

Bellow's Falls. Jun. C.E., for Indian Sch'p. 10.00

Brattleboro West. Jun. C.E., for Indian Sch'p. 5.00

Burlington. First Ch., W.H.M.S. 20.00

Clarendon. Sab. Sch., for Indian Sch'p. 1.00

Montpelier. Jun. C.E., for Indian Sch'p. 10.00

Morrisville. United Workers. 5.00

New Haven. Munger Band, for Indian Sch'p. 6.25

North Pownal. Sab. Sch., for Indian Sch'p. 1.00

Norwich. Sab. Sch., for Indian Sch'p. 6.00

Olcott. Sab. Sch., for Indian Sch'p. 5.00

Rutland. W.H.M.S. 30.00

Saint Albans. W.H.M.S. 25.00

Saint Johnsbury. North Ch. 93.22

Saint Johnsbury. North Ch. S.S. Class, for Indian Sch'p. 2.31

Westminster. W.H.M.S. 3.00 ——— 222.78 ———- $855.37

ESTATE.

Jericho. Estate of Hosea Spaulding, C.M. Spaulding, 10; A.C. Spaulding, 5; E.J. Spaulding, 3. 18.00 ———- $873.37

MASSACHUSETTS, $9,182.93.

Amesbury. Union Evan. Ch. 5.50

Amesbury. Main St. Cong. Ch., by Rev. Geo. L. Richmond, for Indian Sch'p, Santee Sch., Neb. 60.00

Amherst. South Ch. 12.00

Andover, South Cong. Ch., 137.54; West Cong. Ch., 42.95; West Cong. Sab. Sch., 52.40; Free Christian Ch., 10.50. 243.39

Andover. "A New England Aunt," for Thunderhawk M. 5.00

Andover. Young Ladies' Soc. Christian Workers, So. Ch., for Straight U. 5.00

Arlington. Cong. Ch. 50.60

Athol. Cong. Ch. 100.07

Auburndale. King's Daughters 2 and Bbl. C., for Blowing Rock, N.C. 2.00

Bedford. Cong. Ch. 0.84

Beverly. North Cong. Ch., for Evarts, Ky. 38.56

Beverly. "A Friend," 5; A. Haskell, 50c. 5.50

Blandford. "Willing Hands Circle," for A.G. Sch., Moorhead Miss. 10.00

Boston. Union Ch. 154.94

W.G. Means. 125.00

"A Steward of the Master," 30, for Bible Sch., Grand View, Tenn.; and 30, for La Moyne Inst., Memphis, Tenn., to const. RALPH A. FIELD and Miss S. ELLEN HOBART L.M.'s. 60.00

Benj. F. Dewing. 50.00

Sab. Sch. Union Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Pleasant Hill Acad., Tenn. 50.00

Mrs. Frederick Jones, 25.25; and Bbl. Goods, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 25.25

"A Young Friend," for Indian Girl, Santee, Neb. 1.50

The Whatsoever Band, for Student Aid, Gregory N. Inst., Wilmington, N.C. 1.00

Woman's Soc. Central Ch., Bbls. C., for Nat, Ala.

Allston. Mrs. R.H. Bird, for Indian M. 5.00

Brighton. Chas. A. Barnard. 200.00

Dorchester. Second Cong. Ch. 117.68

Dorchester. Ladies of Pilgrim Ch. 0.50

Dorchester. Second Ch., B.C. Hardwick. 75.00

Neponset, Y.P.S.C.E. Trinity Ch. 6.00

Roxbury. Walnut Av. Cong. Ch. 131.25

Roxbury. Sab. Sch., Intermediate Dept., Highland, Cong. Ch., Birthday gift for Rev. A.A. Myers. 7.89

South Boston. Y.L.M.S. of Phillips Ch. 5.00

West Roxbury. "Helping Hands," for Student Aid, Santee Indian Sch. 10.00 ———— 1,026.01

Boxboro. Cong. Ch. 10.00

Boxford. Mary A. Peabody, Library books, for Moorhead, Miss.

Bridgewater. Central Sq. Cong. Ch. 22.87

Brimfield. Second Cong. Ch. 8.57

Brockton. Mrs. Thomas C. Perkins. 1.50

Brookfield. Cong. Ch. 6.91

Brookline. Harvard Cong. Ch. 151.74

Campridgeport. Sab. Sch. Prospect St. Cong. Ch., 50, for Santee Indian M.; 50 for Fort Berthold Indian M.; 100 for Christian Endeavor Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 200.00

Cambridgeport. Pilgrim Ch., 33.94: "R.L.S.," 25. 58.94

Cambridgeport. C.E., 2 Bbls. C., for Marion, Ala.

Campello. Mrs. A. Leach. 0.50

Chelsea. Soc. of Women Workers, Central Cong. Ch., to const. Mrs. DORA D. WYLLIE L.M., 37.50; First Ch., 5. 42.50

Chicopee. Y.P.S.C.E. of Third Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 15.00

Dalton. Mrs. James B. Crane, to const. MRS. SAMUEL E. GATES, MRS. R.D. GAHAN and GEORGE N. PERKINS L.M.'s. 100.00

Dalton. Mrs. Zenas Crane, to const. MRS. FRED. PRICE, MRS. LIZZIE L. SMITH and MISS JENNIE E. PIERCE L.M.'s. 100.00

Dalton. Sab. Sch., for School Building, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 25.00

Deerfield. "A Friend" in Orthodox Cong. Ch., 10; Cong. Ch., ad'l, 2. 12.00

East Douglas. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc. 24.83

East Somerville. Mrs. Henry Howard. 10.00

East Weymouth. Cong. Ch. 27.00

Enfield. Cong. Ch. 18.03

Fall River. First Cong. Ch. (15 of which for Indian M.) 102.72

Fitchburg. Rollstone Cong. Ch., to const MRS. ANNIE Z. HITCHCOCK, L.M. 42.00

Foxboro. Mrs. M.N. Phelps. 50.00

Foxboro. S.S. Children Prim. Dept., for A.G. Sch., Moorhead, Miss. 7.00

Foxboro. Benevolent Circle, Bbl. C., for Moorhead, Miss.

Framingham. Plymouth Ch., 26.25; "A Friend in So. Cong. Ch," 5. 31.25

Framingham. "A Friend" for Indian M. 5.00

Franklin. First Cong. Soc. 8.10

Franklin. Ladies' Soc., Bbl. C., for Pleasant Hill Acad., Tenn.

Gardner. First Cong. Ch. 25.00

Georgetown. Mem. Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. Books, for Albany, Ga.

Gilbertville. Sab. Sch., for School Building, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 20.00

Gilbertville. W.H. Caldwell, for Student Aid, Harrow Sch., Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 11.00

Gilbertville. Cong. Ch. 2.60

Gloucester. Trinity Cong. Ch. 93.97

Hadley. First Cong. Ch., 15.82; Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch., 16.56. 32.38

Haverhill. North Cong. Ch., 200.00; West Parish Cong. Ch., 13. 213.00

Haverhill. Sab. Sch. West Parish Cong. Ch. (5 of which from "Class One," for Fisk U.) 14.55

Haverhill. Y.P.S.C.E, West Ch. (Extra cent-a-day) 6.95

Haverhill. S.S. Class, West Cong. Ch., Lesson Picture Roll, for Thomasville, Ga.

Haydenville. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 6.18

Ipswich. South Cong. Ch. 40.00

Lancaster. Evan. Sab. Sch. 8.36

Lawrence. Cong. Ch. 10.00

Leicester. First Cong. Ch. 50.29

Leicester. C.E., for Sch. Building, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 2.00

Leominster. Geo. H. Wheelock. 5.01

Lexington. Hancock Cong. Ch. 11.01

Lowell. Kirk St. Cong. Ch., 83.45; First Cong. Ch., 59.; Mrs. Mary Stetson, 5.15. 147.60

Lowell. Mrs. Frederick Bailey's S.S. Class, for Student Aid, Ballard Normal Inst. 27.00

Lowell. A.D. Carter, for Sufferers in Nebraska. 25.00

Ludlow. Junior Soc. C.E. Union Ch., 5, for Student Aid, Pleasant Hill Acad., Tenn., 5 for Allen Normal Sch., Thomasville, Ga. 10.00

Malden. Mrs. E.P. Forster. 10.00

Malden. Jun. Soc. C.E. First Cong. Ch., for Indian M., Standing Rock, N.D. 5.00

Malden. Mrs. J.C.K. Ivy and Friends, Bbl. C.; Mrs. R.P. Kemp, and Friends, Bbl. C., etc., for Cappahosic, Va.

Maplewood. Two Bbls. C. and Box Books, for High Point, N.C.

Marblehead. First Cong. Ch. 17.00

Medford. W.M. Soc. of Union Cong. Ch., 5; Union Cong. Ch., 3.25. 8.25

Medway. Village Cong. Ch. 25.00

Methuen. Wide Awake Mission Band of First Cong. Ch., for repairs on Church Steeple, Abbeville, La. 11.00

Methuen. Mrs. S.J. Searle. 1.00

Middleboro. Mrs. A.B. Carleton, for Thunderhawk U. 1.00

Middleton. Willing Workers, for Student Aid, Harrow Sch., Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 3.00

Milford. Cong. Ch., Y.P.S.C.E., Christmas Box, for Grand View, Tenn.

Milford. Mrs. Hulda E. Woodbury, Articles for Woodbury and Denison Rooms, Grand View Nor. Inst., Tenn.

Milton. —— for Student Aid, Lincoln Acad., King's Mt., N.C. 2.75

Millbury. M.D. Garfield. 15.00

Monson. Miss Sarah E. Bradford, 5; Mrs. C.O. Chapin, 5. 10.00

Monterey. Extra Cent-a-day Band, by Miss Jessie A. Townsend. 7.00

Natick. First Cong. Ch. 100.00

New Bedford. Mrs. I.E. Jenney, for Mountain Work. 5.00

New Bedford. Miss E.F. Leonard, Toys for Christmas, Thomasville, Ga.

New Boston. "Ten Endeavorers". 6.00

Newburyport. Miss M.W. Tilton. 5.00

Newburyport. Mrs. M.J. Green, 2 Bbls. C., for Albany, Ga.

Newton. Eliot Ch. 51.99

Newton. J.W. Davis, for Indian M., Grand River, N.D. 50.00

Newton Center. First Cong. Ch., 81.20; Miss M.E. Eaton, 10. 91.20

Newton Highlands. "Two Friends," bal. Sch'p, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 42.00

Northampton. Mrs. Lucy S. Sanderson, for Thunderhawk M. 50.00

Northampton. Miss F.A. Clark. 25.00

Northampton. Miss Fanny Clark, Box C., for Lexington, Ky.

North Beverly. Mrs. M.A. Baker, Bbl. C., for Students, Grand View, Tenn.

North Brookfield. First Cong. Ch. 35.51

North Falmouth. Mrs. H.A. Nye. 0.25

North Weymouth. Pilgrim Cong. Ch. 15.00

Norton. Mrs. E.B. Wheaton. 100.00

Norwood. First Cong. Ch. 113.05

Oxford. Cong. Ch., to const. MISS LAURA D. STOCKWELL L.M. 57.45

Pepperell. Cong. Ch., 31.06; Mrs. J.H. Hall for Orange Park, Fla., 4.50. 35.56

Pittsfield. Miss Martin, 20; Miss Mary L. Adam, 2 for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 22.00

Quincy. Evan. Cong. Ch., 70, and Sab. Sch., 11 (of which 1 from Mr. Wason's Class), 81; Woman's Miss. Soc., 2. 83.00

Reading. Cong. Ch. 22.10

Richmond. King's Daughters, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 30.00

Rockland. Cong. Ch., to const. MRS. J.S. GRAY L.M. 40.00

Rehoboth. Cong. Ch. 10.00

Salem. South Cong. Ch., Primary Class and Teacher, for Student Aid, Gregory N. Inst., Wilmington, N.C. 3.00

Sharon. Cong. Ch., bal. to const. ROBERT HAMILTON L.M. 21.50

Shelburne. Cong. Ch. 41.00

Southampton. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., to const. ELLA M. TIFFANY L.M. 33.11

Southampton. Bbl. and Box Bedding, etc., for King's Mountain, N.C.

South Ashburnham. Bbl. C., for King's Mountain, N.C.

Southbridge. Cong. Ch., 33.54; Mrs. Franklin Carter. 50c. 34.04

South Deerfield. Lucelia E. Williams. 1.00

South Hadley. Mount Holyoke College, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 35.00

South Hadley Falls. Cong. Ch. Jun. C.E.S., Bbl. C., etc., for Wilmington, N.C.

Spencer, "Extra Cent-a-day Band," First Cong. Ch. 30.00

Springfield. Park Cong. Ch., 29.15; ——, 1. 30.15

Springfield. Mrs. C.F. Hobart, for Mountain Work. 50.00

Springfield. Sab. Sch. Hope Ch., for Sch. Building, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 5.00

Springfield. Miss Helen M. Towne, Bbl. C., for Moorhead, Miss.

Stockbridge. Miss Alice Byington, 250 for Chapel, Rock Creek, N.D., and 250 for Thunderhawk M. 500.00

Stockbridge. Miss Brewer, for Thunderhawk M. 10.00

Swampscott. Cong. Ch., to const. JAMES M. POPE L.M. 30.00

Tapleyville. Miss Sarah Richmond, for Campton, Ky. 3.00

Tapleyville. May P. Grover. 1.00

Taunton. Mrs. David Pollard, for Indian M. 10.00

Turners Falls. Christmas Offering, Cong. Y.P.S.C.E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 6.00

Wakefield. "Opportunity Circle," for Thunderhawk M. 5.00

Walpole. Rev. Geo. Langdon. 1.00

Waltham. Trin. Cong. Ch. 9.55

Ware. Sab. Sch. East Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work. 40.00

Ware. Primary Dept. Sab. Sch., Cong. Ch., for Children, Rosebud Indian M. 7.53

Ware. Sab. Sch., for Christmas Tree, Meridian, Miss. 4.00

Ware. Miss Gage's S.S. Class, Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., for Macon, Ga.

Warren. Cong. Ch., to const. MRS. NELLIE F. ADAMS, H. MELVERN UNDERWOOD, MISS MINNIE J. WASHBURN, MRS. REBECCA SHAW, FRANK E. GLEASON, MRS. EMMA F. CURTIS and MISS ELLEN F. CUTLER L.M.'s. 200.00

Wellesley Hills. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 48.06

Wendell. Cong. Ch. 3.45

Westboro. Ladies' Freedmen's Assn. and "Friends," 20 for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.; 20 for Tougaloo U., and to const. MISS AMELIA HARRINGTON L.M. 40.00

Westboro. "Life Member". 1.00

Westboro. Freedmen's Aid Soc., Cong. Ch., Pkg. Christmas Cards, for Thomasville, Ga., and Bbl. C., for Saluda, N.C.

West Boxford. Cong. Ch. Ladies' Aid Soc., for Student Aid, Chandler Sch., Lexington, Ky. 9.00

West Brookfield. Cong. Ch., bal. to const. MRS. JENNIE K. LIVERMORE L.M. 26.52

West Medford. Mrs. Stebbins. 1.00

West Medway. Dorcas H.M. Soc., Third Cong. Ch., for Nat, Ala. 2.00

Westport. Pacific Union Cong. Ch. 12.50

West Springfield. Mrs. E.D. Bliss, 2 of which for Tougaloo U. and 2 for Santee Indian M. 8.00

Weymouth Heights. Y.P.S.C.E. and "Other Friends," for Nat, Ala. 11.00

Whitinsville. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. 101.26

Williamstown. First Cong. Ch. 25.07

Winchester. First Cong. Ch. (1 of which for Indian M.) 138.09

Winchester. "Friends," 3 Bbls. C., etc., for Meridian, Miss.

Woburn. First Cong. Ch. 157.75

Wollaston. Money Order. 0.50

Worcester. Union Ch., 104.34; Piedmont Ch., 50; Mrs. Wm. H. Sanford, 2. 156.34

Worcester. Plymouth Ch., for Campton, Ky. 22.00

—— "A Friend". 100.00

Hampden Benevolent Association, by George R. Bond, Treas.:

South Hadley Falls. 5.24

West Springfield. Ladies' First Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 10.00 ——— 15.24

Received for Dorchester Academy, McIntosh, Ga.:

Athol. W.C.T.U., Bbl. C.

Curtisville. Bbl. C., 75c. for Freight. 0.75

Dorchester. Rev. Hiram Houston, 2 Bbls. C.

Great Barrington. Y.P.S.C.E., for Student Aid. 14.00

Maplewood. Mrs. Frank Parker, Bbl. C.

North Brookfield. Miss Laura Miller, Bbl. C. ——— 14.75

Woman's Home Missionary Association of Mass. and R.I., Annie C. Bridgman, Treas., for Woman's Work:

W.H.M.A., for Salaries of Teachers. 338.47

Melrose Highlands. Aux. 6.50

Roxbury. Walnut Av. Ch. Aux. 58.50

Roxbury. Walnut Av. Ch. 20.56 ———- 424.03 ————- $6,941.38

ESTATES.

Enfield. Estate of Mrs. Sarah H. Blodgett, by Daniel B. Gillett, Executor. 1,000.00

Enfield. Estate of J.B. Woods, by Robert M. Woods, Trustee. 80.00

Greenfield. Estate R.W. Cook. 62.50

Greenfield. Estate of Hon. William B. Washburn, Wm. N. Washburn and Franklin G. Fessenden, Executors. 22.93

Holliston. Estate of George Batchelder, by J.M. Batchelder, Agent. 26.12

North Brookfield. Estate of Mrs. Eliza W. Johnson, by Abbie W. Whiting, Executrix. 50.00

Topsfield. Estate of Charles Herrick, by Robert Lake, Executor. 1,000.00 ————- $9,132.93

CLOTHING, BOOKS, ETC., RECEIVED AT BOSTON OFFICE:

Lyndeboro, N.H. Cong. Ch., Communion Service, for Big Creek Gap, Ky.

Lynn, Mass. Geo. H. Martin, Box Sch. Books, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.

Northboro. Miss A.M. Small, Picture Rolls, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.

Weymouth. Rev. John M. Lord, 2 Boxes Books, for Straight U.

RHODE ISLAND, $178.99.

Chepachet. Cong. Ch. 30.00

East Providence. Children's Band of Newman Cong. Ch. 2.50

Little Compton. United Cong. Ch. 24.64

Newport. United Cong. Ch. 14.54

Pawtucket. Cong. Ch. 52.36

Providence. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., 34.20; Woman's F.H.M. Union, 8; Free Evan. Cong. Ch., 10; Y.P.S.C.E., North Cong. Ch., 1.75; Union Cong. Ch., ad'l, 1. 54.95

CONNECTICUT, $5,579.84.

Berlin. Second Cong. Ch. 27.00

Bethel. First Cong. Ch., 50.87; "A Friend," 5. 55.87

Bloomfield. Cong. Ch. 5.84

Bridgeport. Olivet Ch., Mizpah Circle, K.D., Bbl. Christmas Goods, for Marion, Ala.

Bristol. Cong. Ch. 50.00

Brooklyn. Young Mission Workers, by Philip Trumbull White, Treas., for Alaska M. 2.00

Chester. G.M. Turner, for Christmas, King's Mountain, N.C. 5.00

Cornwall. First Cong. Ch. 56.56

Cornwall. Sab. Sch. of First Ch., for Allen Normal Sch., Thomasville, Ga. 47.06

Danbury. First Cong. Ch. 27.24

Danielsonville. Westfield Cong. Ch. and Soc. 33.45

Deep River. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 21.28

East Hartford. First Cong. Ch. 114.05

East Hartford. Benev. Soc., by Mrs. M.A. Street, Sec., Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

East Windsor. First Cong. Ch. 12.39

Enfield. First Cong. Ch. 27.80

Farmington. First Cong. Ch., Henry D. Hawley, to const. PAUL WALENBURG and JAMES PATTERSON L.M.'s. 100.00

Goshen. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

Guilford. First Cong. Ch., to const. SAMUEL D. BLATCHLEY L.M. 30.00

Haddam. Cong. Y.P.S.C.E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 2.25

Hamden. Mrs. E.D. Swift. 2.00

Hartford. Asylum Hill Cong. Ch., 313.94; First Cong. Ch., 109.08; Fourth Cong. Ch., 21.23. 444.25

Hartford. Sab. Sch., Pearl St. Cong. Ch., for Industrial Work, Fisk U. 40.00

Hartford. Mrs. E.R. Rexford, for Student Aid, Saluda Sem. N.C. 25.00

Hartford. Sab. Sch., Central Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 18.00

Hebron. Ladies' Benev. Soc. First Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., for Thomasville, Ga.

Kensington. Cong. Ch., 26.08; William Upson, 10; Miss Mary H. Upson, 5. 41.08

Kent. Mrs. Randolph Frisbie, Box C., for Thomasville, Ga.

Lakeville. Mrs. S.P. Robbins, for Mountain Work. 4.50

Ledyard. Cong. Ch., 25; Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., 2.10. 27.10

Lyme. First Cong. Ch., 50; "A Friend," 5. 55.00

Meriden. First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 50.00

Meriden. Member First Cong. Ch., for Indian M. 5.00

Meriden. "A Friend". 10.00

Middletown. Sab. Sch. First Ch. 35.00

Montville Center. Cong. Sch. 7.50

Morris. Cong. Ch. 10.00

Mount Carmel. Cong. Ch. 24.22

Mount Carmel. Cong. Ch., for Indian M. 6.60

Mystic. Cong. Ch. 20.45

Nepaug. Cong. Ch. 7.00

New Britain. South Cong. Ch., 173.79; First Ch. of Christ, to const. MISS ELLEN N. TRACY and JOHN NORTHEND L.M.'s, 67.67. 241.46

New Britain. Sab. Sch., South Ch., for Mountain Work. 25.00

New Britain. First Ch. "Mission Helpers," Box C., for Saluda, N.C.

New Canaan. Sab. Sch., Cong. Ch., for a Teacher, Santee Indian Sch. 100.00

New Canaan. F.H. Gleason. 10.00

New Haven. Mrs. H. Farnum, for Thunderhawk M. 50.00

New Haven. Second Cong. Ch., 41.95; Sab. Sch., College St. Cong. Ch., 15. 56.95

New Haven. Friends in Y.P.S.C.E., United Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 3.00

New Haven. Y.P.S.C.E., Ch. of the Redeemer, ad'l for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 1.00

New Haven. Children of Orphan Asylum, 2 Pkgs. Cards, for McIntosh, Ga.

New London. First Church of Christ. 45.76

New London. "A Friend in First Ch. of Christ". 25.00

New London. Chinese and Teachers, First Ch. of Christ, by Mary G. Brainard, for Cal. Chinese M. 10.00

New Preston. Mrs. E.C. Williams. 2.00

Newtown. Cong. Ch. 7.00

Norfolk. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 123.85

North Granby. First Cong. Ch. 4.51

Norwalk. First Cong. Ch., to const. MRS. GEORGE R. HENDRICKSON, L.M. 52.35

Norwich. Second Cong. Ch., 71.50; First Cong. Ch., 55.27; Greenville Cong. Ch., 20. 146.77

Norwich. Sab. Sch., Broadway Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work in Tenn. 25.00

Norwich. Sab. Sch., Greenville Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work. 9.00

Norwich. Park Ch. Y.P.S.C.E., Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

Norwich. Second Cong. Ch., Christmas Box, for Athens, Ala.

Norwich. L.H.M.S., Greenville Ch.,2 Bbls. C., for McIntosh, Ga.

Old Lyme. Cong. Ch. 64.20

Orange. Mrs. E.C. Russell's S.S. Class, for Indian M. 3.25

Orange. Ladies' Soc., 1.50 and Dining Room Carpet, for Knoxville, Tenn. 1.50

Plainfield. Miss S.E. Francis, Bbl. C., for Students, Grand View, Normal Inst., Tenn.

Pomfret. Cong. Ch. 41.67

Preston City. Cong. Ch. 14.60

Ridgefield. First Cong. Ch. 30.00

Roxbury. Cong. Ch. 5.20

Salisbury. Cong. Ch. 57.95

Scitico. "A Friend," for Indian M. 3.00

Somers. "A Friend". 10.00

Sound Beach. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Jun. Y.P.S.C.E., for King's Mountain, N.C. 2.00

South Hartford. Cong. Ch. Ladies' Sew. Soc., Bbl. C., for Wilmington, N.C.

Southington. ——, for ed. of "Little Mary," Gregory Inst. 5.00

Southington. First Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

Southport. "A Friend," for Mountain Work. 50.00

South Windsor. First Cong. Ch. 39.35

Suffield. Mission Band, First Ch., Bbl. C., for Grand View, Tenn.

Talcottville. Mrs. Rose J. Talcott, Christmas Cards, for Grand View, Tenn.

Thomaston. First Cong. Ch. 11.28

Thomaston. Primary Dept. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for the Children of Rosebud Indian M. 11.00

Torrington. Junior End. Soc. Third Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 2.00

Unionville. First Church of Christ, 30; Mrs. James A. Smith, 25. 55.00

Wallingford. "S.H.B." 20.00

Warrenville. "A Friend". 5.00

Westbrook. "A Lady". 5.00

Westchester. Christian Bees (H.W.S.), Bbl. C., for Moorhead, Miss.

West Hartford. Anson Chappell. 12.00

West Hartford. Mrs. M.L. Whitman, for Saluda, N.C. 1.72

West Hartford. Christian Workers Assn., H.M. Dept., Box C., for Saluda, N.C.

West Haven. Cong. Ch., and Soc. 18.75

Westport. Saugatuck Cong. Ch. 25.58

Winsted. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for Industrial Work, Fisk U. 26.66

West Winsted. Mrs. C.J. Camp, for furnishing New Hall, Tillotson Inst. 2.00

Windsor. First Cong. Ch., to const. MRS. WM. O. HAYDEN and MRS. WALTER LOOMIS L.M.'s. 70.00

Woodbridge. Cong. Ch. 11.24

Woodbury. First Cong. Ch. 5.00

Woman's Cong. Home Missionary Union of Conn., Mrs. W.W. Jacobs, Treas., for Woman's Work:

Hartford. "A Friend, First Ch.," Jun. Aux. 30.00

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