The American Missionary, Volume 49, No. 4, April, 1895
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ENGLAND, $200.00.

London. Mrs. Allen, for Le Moyne Inst. 200.00 ————

Donations $12,414.30

Estates 13,230.85 —————


TUITION, $6,675.69.

Cappahosic, Va. Tuition 3.00 Evarts, Ky. Tuition 106.15 Lexington, Ky. Tuition 85.73 Williamsburg, Ky. Tuition 265.35 Big Creek Gap, Tenn. Tuition 15.20 Jonesboro, Tenn. Tuition 7.33 Knoxville, Tenn. Tuition 35.23 Grand View, Tenn. Tuition 165.00 Memphis, Tenn. Tuition 1,508.80 Nashville, Tenn. Tuition 797.10 Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Tuition 108.49 Beaufort, N. C. Tuition 16.60 Blowing Rock, N. C. Tuition 13.10 Kings Mountain, N. C. Tuition 32.00 Hillsboro, N. C. Tuition 30.20 Troy, N. C. Tuition 13.60 Whittier, N. C. Tuition 10.85 Wilmington, N. C. Tuition 195.50 Saluda, N. C. Tuition 22.15 Charleston. S. C. Tuition 324.00 Greenwood, S. C. Tuition 100.61 Albany, Ga. Tuition 126.95 Atlanta, Ga. Storrs Sch., Tuition 154.90 Macon, Ga. Tuition 246.01 McIntosh, Ga. Tuition 80.66 Marshallville, Ga. Tuition 4.00 Savannah, Ga. Tuition 181.28 Thomasville, Ga. Tuition 56.15 Woodville, Ga. Tuition 4.60 Orange Park, Fla. Tuition 122.50 Athens, Ala. Tuition 50.15 Florence, Ala. Tuition 7.50 Marion, Ala. Tuition 50.22 Nat, Ala. Tuition 83.75 Selma, Ala. Tuition 113.80 Talladega, Ala. Tuition 684.34 Meridian, Miss. Tuition 60.75 Moorhead, Miss. Tuition 17.00 Tougaloo, Miss. Tuition 72.75 New Orleans, La. Tuition 550.29 Helena, Ark. Tuition 39.35 Austin, Tex. Tuition 112.75 ——— 6,675.69 —————

Total for February $32,320.84 ==========


Donations $74,789.61 Estates 36,131.81 ————— $110,921.42

Income 4,370.00 Tuition 18,330.70 —————

Total from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28 $133,622.12 ==========


Subscriptions for February $83.95 Previously acknowledged 275.00 ———— Total 358.95 ========


William Johnstone, Treas., from December 2, 1894, to February 21, 1895: Fresno. (Chinese.) N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 18.60; Mon. Offs., 3 21.60 Hanford. Annual Memberships 6.00 Los Angeles. Mon. Offs., 6.55; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 33.10 39.65 Marysville. Mon. Offs., 11.75; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 9 20.75 Oakland. Mon. Offs. 40.00 Oakland. Pilgrim Ch., Y. P. S. C. E. 4.65 Oroville. Mon. Offs., 3; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 10 (of which Miss Chase, 5; Miss Leggett, 1) 13.00 Petaluma. Mon. Offs., 2.25; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 9 11.25 Sacramento. Mon. Offs., 14; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 17.45 31.45 San Bernardino. Mon. Offs., 6.95; Gin Koo King, 1 7.95 San Diego. Mon. Offs., 4.75; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 12 16.75 San Francisco. Central Ch., Mon. Offs., 10.90; Annual Membership, 6 16.90 San Francisco. West Ch., Mon. Offs. 6.50 San Francisco. N. Y. Gifts to Jesus (of which Jee Gam, 11; Mrs. Jee Gam, 2; Children, 2.60; Supt., 9) 24.60 San Francisco. Charles Hanna 0.50 Santa Barbara. Mon. Offs., 7.60; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus (of which American Friends, by Mrs. M. J. Southwick, 6.65), 10.65 18.25 Santa Cruz. Mon Offs., 1.85; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 14 15.85 Stockton. Mon. Offs., 5.40; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 15.25 20.65 Ventura. Mon. Offs., 3.25; N. Y. Gifts to Jesus, 11 14.25 Vernondale. N. Y. Gifts to Jesus 3.00 Watsonville. Mon. Offs., 3.75; Pastoral Union, 4 7.75 ——— 341.20


Bangor, Me. Prof. J. S. Sewall's S. S. Class 15.00 Belfast, Me. Miss E. M. Pond 5.00 Boston, Mass. Mount Vernon Ch., Chinese S. S. 20.00 New Haven, Conn. Mrs. J. E. Pond 5.00 Albany, N. Y. "Friends" 75.00 Oakland, Cal. "A Friend," by Mrs. L. C. Agard, 15; Woman's H. M. Soc., 3 18.00 California Woman's State Home Miss. Soc., by Mrs. J. M. Haven 6.00 ——— 144.00 ————

Total $485.30 ========

H. W. HUBBARD, Treas., Bible House, N. Y.

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I esteem it an honor to have been invited to speak a word in this presence upon this very interesting occasion. I am here, however, not so much to deliver an address, or to make a speech, as to put myself on record. I am here to pay a debt long due. I have wished, by my presence here, to emphasize my gratitude to the members and friends of this Association for the beneficent work which they have done, and which they are still doing, for the people with whom I am identified. I would not disparage the labors of any other organization in this direction inside of the church. I am thankful to all such, but I know of none to which the colored people of the Southern States are more indebted for effective service than to this American Missionary Association.

Long before the abolition of slavery, this organization bore a consistent and faithful testimony against that stupendous wrong. When it was abolished this Association did not disband nor discontinue its work, but went forward as earnestly as ever to advance, enlighten and elevate the colored people of the South.

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There is a beautiful story told about a little child in the orphanage of John Falk at Weimar. They were having supper in the dining hall, and the teacher gave thanks in the ordinary way before the children began their meals, saying, "Come, Lord Jesus, and be our guest to-night, and bless the mercies which Thou hast provided." One little boy looked up and said, "Teacher, you always ask the Lord Jesus to come, but He never comes. Will He ever come?" "Oh, yes, if you will only hold on in faith, He will be sure to come." "Very well," said the little boy, "I will set a chair beside me here to-night to be ready when He comes." And so the meal proceeded. By-and-by there came a rap at the door, and there was ushered in a poor, half-frozen apprentice. He was taken to the fire and his hands warmed. Then he was asked to partake of the meal, and where should he go but to the chair which the little boy had provided? As he sat down there the little boy looked up with a light in his eye and said, "Teacher, I see it now. The Lord Jesus was not able to come Himself, and He sent the poor man in His place. Isn't that it?"

Aye, that is just it. And so, brethren, the Lord Jesus isn't able, according to his plans for this world, to come personally yet among us, but He has sent these colored people, Chinese, Indians and heathen, to make appeal in His behalf to us, and who among us will set a chair for Him? There are many friends with whom I hardly agree who are very anxiously waiting for the appearance of the personal Christ among us, and they are wondering what they shall do to welcome Him. Would that the eyes of these brethren, and our own, too, were opened to the perception of the Christ that is already here, in the persons of those needing to be helped and educated and elevated, and that their ears could hear His words, "Inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the least of these his brethren ye do it unto Christ." That is the Christian philosophy of giving, and if a man does not feel the force of these considerations, I should be disposed to say he has not yet begun to be a Christian.



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