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MAY, 1896

VOL. L

No. 5

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CONTENTS

EDITORIAL.

THE JUBILEE YEAR FUND, 145 ARREST OF OUR TEACHERS IN ORANGE PARK, FLA., 146 PARAGRAPHS—JUBILEE FIELD DAYS IN THE INTERIOR, 147

THE SOUTH.

THE OPENING CHURCH MISSIONS (Illustrated), 150 GRACIOUS REVIVAL IN SELMA, ALA., 155 COTTON VALLEY, ALA., 156 IMPARTIAL TESTIMONY, 157 WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE DOING, 158 ALL HEALING, N. C.—PLEASANT HILL, TENN., 160

THE INDIANS.

PONCA, NEB.—FLYING BY'S VILLAGE, 160 HUT AND HEAVEN, 161

THE CHINESE.

LOS ANGELES MISSION, 162

WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS, 164

SHARES OF THE JUBILEE YEAR FUND, 166

RECEIPTS, 167

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NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION

Bible House, Ninth St. and Fourth Ave., New York.

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Price, 50 Cents a Year in advance.

Entered at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., as second-class mail matter.

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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.

Honorary Secretary and Editor.

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

Corresponding Secretaries.

Rev. A. F. BEARD, D.D., Rev. F. P. WOODBURY, D.D., Bible House, N. Y. Rev. C. J. RYDER, D.D., Bible House, N. Y.

Recording Secretary.

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

Treasurer.

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

Auditors.

GEORGE S. HICKOK. JAMES H. OLIPHANT.

Executive Committee.

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

For Three Years.

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

For Two Years.

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

For One Year.

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

District Secretaries.

Rev. GEO. H. GUTTERSON, 21 Cong'l House, Boston, Mass. Rev. JOS. E. ROY, D.D., 153 La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill.

Secretary of Woman's Bureau.

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

COMMUNICATIONS

Relating to the work of the Association may be addressed to the Corresponding Secretaries; letters for "THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY," to the Editor, at the New York Office; letters relating to the finances, to the Treasurer; letters relating to woman's work, to the Secretary of the Woman's Bureau.

DONATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

In drafts, checks, registered letters, or post-office orders, may be sent to H. W. Hubbard, Treasurer, Bible House, New York; or, when more convenient, to either of the Branch Offices, 21 Congregational House, Boston, Mass., or 153 La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill. A payment of thirty dollars constitutes a Life Member.

NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.—The date on the "address label" indicates the time to which the subscription is paid. Changes are made in date on label to the 10th of each month. If payment of subscription be made afterward the change on the label will appear a month later. Please send early notice of change in post-office address, giving the former address and the new address, in order that our periodicals and occasional papers may be correctly mailed.

FORM OF A BEQUEST.

"I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the sum of —— dollars to the 'American Missionary Association,' incorporated by act of the Legislature of the State of New York." The will should be attested by three witnesses.

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THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY

VOL. L. MAY, 1896. No. 5.

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THE JUBILEE YEAR FUND.

In the last number of THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY we published the plea of the Executive Committee of this Association for an offering to relieve the Association in its financial necessities. We present below the working point of that document in these words:

It is proposed to raise during the next six months a special Jubilee Year Fund of $100,000, in shares of $50 each, with the hope and expectation that these shares will be taken by the friends of missions without lessening those regular contributions which must be depended upon to sustain the current work.

As the means of securing these gifts we subjoin the blank form of a pledge, which, when signed by individuals or officers of churches, may be sent to H. W. Hubbard, Treasurer, Bible House, New York. When the amount pledged is paid our treasurer will send as a receipt a neatly printed certificate. On another page will be found a list of pledges already made.

We solicit especial attention to the closing paragraph of the sentence quoted above, asking that these special gifts shall not lessen the regular contributions, upon which the Association must depend to sustain the current work.

We send forth this appeal under a deep sense of responsibility. We know that business is still depressed and that many of the friends to whom we make this plea have responded generously to the calls of sister missionary societies. But we feel that it is a duty we owe to God and to the needy peoples for whom we labor to attempt the relief of this Association in its embarrassing and hindering liabilities. We confidently believe that many of the churches and generous individuals to whom we make this plea, feel as we do, a sense of duty and responsibility in this important matter. Some to whom this may come may be able to respond at once with a pledge of one or more shares. But to those who cannot, we urge that they lay by in store as God may prosper them the means for as prompt a response as possible to our call.

Share, $50. $100,000

THE JUBILEE YEAR FUND OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.

I hereby take ...... shares (Fifty Dollars each) in the Jubilee Year Fund of the American Missionary Association, to be paid before the close of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, 1896.

Name ..................................... P. O. Address ............................

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ARREST OF OUR TEACHERS IN ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA.

Rev. T. S. Perry, of Limerick, Me.; Mr. O. S. Dickinson, of West Granville, Mass.; Principal B. D. Rowlee, of East Woodstock, Conn.; Mrs. B. D. Rowlee; Miss Edith M. Robinson, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Miss H. S. Loveland, of Newark Valley, N. Y.; and Miss Margaret Ball, of Orange Park, Fla., with two patrons of the school (white) residing in Orange Park, were all arrested by the Sheriff at Orange Park, Fla., on Friday the 10th of April, charged with the crime of teaching young people of two races under the same roof. They were not taken to jail, but were given until Monday—the intervening days of Saturday and Sunday—to procure bail. This esteemed pastor of the Congregational Church in Orange Park, the most worthy teachers and the patrons are awaiting trial for this crime! and are only saved from jail by the bail which has been procured for them. This is as far as the State of Florida has descended in its shame at present.

This enactment, which we have been careful not to call a law, was pronounced by the National Council to be "not only repugnant to Christian principles, but also opposed to the civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution," and the Association was called to persistently resist it with all legal measures.

Senator Hoar of Massachusetts writes of it: "I am amazed that even in Florida such things can be done. I think that this cannot stand a moment before the Courts of the United States."

Arrests of Christian teachers because they instruct a few white children under the same roof with colored children will not only call the attention of the Nation to the gross darkness which dwells in the minds of those who could make such an enactment, but it will bring about a public opinion which will hasten the progress of the State from its present low condition faster than almost any other agency.

Meanwhile Florida remains in shame.

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The Hamilton Club has added the name of a colored man to the list of its members. It is the first of the leading men's social organizations in Chicago to abolish the color line. This special honor was conferred upon Adelbert H. Roberts. The name passed the test of posting and the directors were unanimous in his favor.—Chicago Times-Herald.

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HORSE NEEDED.—A faithful minister in our mountain field has great need of a horse. He reaches half a dozen preaching-stations among these Highlanders, often going on foot. Fifty dollars would purchase him a good horse, and if any friend will respond to this appeal it will increase the efficiency of an earnest missionary very greatly. If a larger amount than this is received it will be expended in the work among these mountain people.

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REV. H. E. PARTRIDGE, of Pomona, Tenn., will be glad to write full particulars concerning an opening for a Christian merchant in a store on the Cumberland Plateau.

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JUBILEE FIELD DAYS IN THE INTERIOR.

SECRETARY CHARLES J. RYDER.

A reduction in the secretarial force of the American Missionary Association, in order to cut down current expenses and decrease the debt, has resulted in a serious loss in the effectiveness of the collecting field. The office at Cleveland, together with a most efficient and acceptable district secretary, was discontinued for economy's sake. The expenses, however, had to be cut down in some way, and so the burden was placed upon one of the secretaries in the New York office. With multiform duties already upon the hands of each one in the administration of the mission field, and almost constant Sunday service among the contributing churches, it seemed almost impossible to take up this new burden of work, which in some societies involves the constant labor of a large number of secretaries. To accomplish an undertaking which seemed almost impossible the pastors were conferred with, and cordially and generously promised all the assistance within their power for the American Missionary Association in its depleted condition. Right royally did these good brethren redeem their pledge.

A series of Jubilee Field Days was planned and carried out with great success and interest, largely through the co-operation of these faithful brethren in the ministry of the churches in the interior.

Just a word concerning the plan adopted. A campaign of five weeks was planned. Jubilee Field Day Rallies were to be held twice every weekday except Saturday, and as many times on the Sabbath as possible. Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana were the States to be reached.

The purpose of the campaign was to instruct and stimulate the churches and congregations reached. It was also hoped that the collections would pay all the expenses of this effort to scatter missionary information and enthusiasm, and that the regular collections of the churches would be largely increased.

The speakers consisted of the pastors of the several churches and missionaries from the fields, and the writer of this article. Just a word in reference to these friends who presented the work to the churches. The value of the address of the pastor in each case was very great. Standing on the vantage ground that an honored and beloved pastor occupies in any church and community, his indorsement and earnest and discriminating commendation carried greatest weight. I desire thus publicly to recognize the service of those generous brethren in the ministry to the American Missionary Association. That service was large.

The colored work was represented by Rev. George V. Clark, pastor of the Congregational Church at Memphis, Tenn. Born a slave, rescued by an American Missionary Association missionary from the degrading influences of a saloon into which he drifted as a lad when freedom came and no other opening was before him, his testimony and earnest appeal stirred the deepest convictions of his hearers. The quaint old slave melodies, which Mr. Clark sometimes heard as a boy in slave times, and often since by those who are freemen now, he rendered with peculiar effect. The weird and quaint pathos of these songs coming originally from the crushed and bleeding hearts of slaves, held the large audiences in hushed and sympathetic attention. Is there anything in the world like these slave songs sung by those who have known the bitterness of slavery?

From far-away Dakota Miss Dora K. Dodge brought the message to these several gatherings, of the discouragement and want, the hopefulness and progress, of the Christian work among the Indians. Her mission, seventy-five miles out on the prairie, with only Christian Indians—John Bluecloud and his wife—for associates, is of unique interest and importance. No one could have told the story of this wonderful movement among the red people of the prairie with more simple and earnest eloquence than did Miss Dodge.

Rev. W. G. Olinger, a native mountaineer, presented the work "Among the American Highlanders." Born in the humble cabin of the mountaineer, stirred from his earliest boyhood with the great desire for education and improvement, he struggled up through great discouragements, until to-day he can stand on any platform with interest to those who hear and with honor to himself. His manly presence is the illustration of the wonderful possibilities of these mountaineers; and his story is their agonizing cry for the light and opportunities which only an intelligent gospel and educational privileges such as the American Missionary Association is bringing, can satisfy.

The secretary, who had charge of the campaign, presented "The Claims of the American Missionary Association on this Jubilee Year."

The immediate results of this series of Jubilee Field Days were most encouraging. Nearly twenty thousand people gathered in the various audiences. Lincoln Memorial Day, celebrated at Oberlin, was most delightfully spent. Every service during the day, including Sunday-school, Mission Circle, Endeavor Society, as well as church services, was an American Missionary Association rally.

On the Sabbath large churches and towns were reached. During the week important centers were selected, and many surrounding churches sent pastors and delegates to the Jubilee Field Day services.

From a financial standpoint the result was also encouraging. More than three times as much was gathered as the campaign cost, and pastors and church members everywhere testified that the meetings were resultful in spiritual uplift and blessing, as well as in stimulating interest and greatly increased gifts.

The general feeling seemed to be that this was American Missionary Association year, and that during this Jubilee season the specials should float into this treasury and the regular contributions should be greatly increased. While en route the joyful message came to us that the Board and the Home Missionary Society were both out of debt. When announced from various pulpits by American Missionary Association speakers, this glorious fact met with cordial applause. All the more did it seem incumbent upon the churches to take hold of the American Missionary Association, still burdened with its debt, and lift it out of the slough of financial despond. This, however, is only the reflection of the feeling among the churches throughout the land. The determination to lift the debt of the American Missionary Association, and to make it possible to continue at least its depleted work, is universal. Special collections, regular contributions, and hundreds of individuals taking the fifty-dollar shares in the Jubilee fund, will accomplish this most desirable result.

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The South.

THE OPENING CHURCH MISSIONS.

BY SECRETARY F. P. WOODBURY.

The Eureka Church-Arbor, shown below, sheltered the opening service of the new plantation missions in Southern Georgia. The people came under the shadows of the piney woods from every quarter. The first mission church was organized under this rude booth. There the meetings continued until the cold and rainy months of winter. Now, by the help of a grant from the Church Building Society, a small church building will speedily become the home of a beneficent church and school work.



This church of the forest took its start from the earnest convictions of its pastor, Rev. J. B. Fletcher. After long study of the New Testament, with the help of few other books than his tattered Greek lexicon, he resigned his ecclesiastical connection because he had found, as he thought, the free church polity on Bible principles. His discovery was substantially the Congregational system. He called his first church "Eureka." It now has nine other churches associated in the same work. A mission preacher, a devoted man residing near, a man who is highly respected by all the people, has immediate charge of the Eureka work and holds the Sunday-school and other services.



The abodes of many of the plantation preachers are as simple and humble as those of their people. We give an illustration of one of these homes. Usually there is a division into two or perhaps three rooms. Sometimes a small lean-to is built at the side or end, for use as kitchen. The chimney, erected on the outside, is often constructed of clay bound with sticks. It starts in a broad fireplace of stone, which warms the whole building. Some of these cabins have small glass windows; others of them have only openings for windows, with wooden shutters. In such dwellings there reside vast numbers of the plantation preachers, and some of our own mission preachers, at the early stages of mission work in the back country.



The picture given herewith of the church, parsonage, and school, in Marietta, Georgia, illustrates very many of the American Missionary Association church missions in the South. A neat church, a plain but comfortable house, with its adjoining school-room, are the type of the improving influences in both religious and educational service, which we seek to carry among these shadowed and suffering millions.

In both the Carolinas, as well as in Georgia, there is an awakening in the hearts of the colored people, both in the towns and in the country, for a better church life. This is inciting movements from the centralized forms of church government, with their arbitrary methods and hard taxation, into independency. Often the poverty of the people prevents their attaining anything beyond present and scanty shelter for their new free churches. The accompanying photograph is an illustration of such a chapel among the plantations of South Carolina.



In very many parts of the plantation South, the very idea of a church free from outside control and allied to education and morality, is utterly unknown. Neither education nor morality form any constituent element of the common church life. Their introduction is looked upon with suspicion by the masses, and is met by hostility in every possible form of persecution by many of the old-time preachers and their personal adherents.

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Nothing more contributes to the introduction of better forms of church life than do those mission schools which awaken the desire for something better in religion than the senseless and corrupt "old-time" ways. Such a school as that in Andersonville, Ga., is the initiative of a church mission. School education is of little advantage unless it is linked with moral training; and there is no moral training comparable with that of a pure and true Christian church. Our mission school teachers call for and need the re-enforcement of gospel preaching on the Lord's day, and the faithful work of a pastor during the week. A great deal of hard work in the school would be frittered away and lost without the distinctive church work which must supplement, and confirm it. To send the pupils back into the Egyptian darkness of most plantation and country churches is, for vast numbers, to throw away all that has been done for them. That they feel this is shown by the frequent and earnest appeals which come from them to have virtuous and educated ministers sent for the starting of better churches among their homes.



While this is the narrow and local influence of our smaller schools, it is also the broader and deeper influence of our larger schools, like that at All Healing, N. C. (King's Mountain P. O.) Here the religious life is intensified. A number of devoted teachers supplement each other's work. A unique Congregational church has been formed, its pastor being the principal of the school, who adds this work to all his other services. The influence of the constant religious work done in this church-school and school-church is felt a hundred miles around. Young men and young women go out with higher ideals, and they awaken a demand in their home neighborhoods for both religion and education of a higher character. It is not too much to say that such work as that of Miss Cathcart and her fellow teachers at King's Mountain tends toward a general advance of the communities from which her pupils come.



In Georgia, after the Eureka church movement was noised about, Mr. Fletcher received and now receives calls from every side, chiefly from the plantation people. At Piney Grove, a preaching station was begun in an old dwelling house, and a little church of twelve members is the result. At Shady Grove, ten miles away, a small church building is going up for the brotherhood there. The ground was given and the work of building is carried on by a respectable colored farmer of the neighborhood, who with many of his neighbors welcomes a church fellowship which stands for education and pure religion. At Alford, in the adjoining county, there is now a membership of thirty-two, for whose use a comfortable church building is furnished by the white people. This, with Nellwood as an out-station, will probably soon receive an excellent pastor, trained in our Congregational ways and principles. A beginning has been made at Portal, twelve miles beyond. In the next county westward, the church work began at Swainsboro with twenty-nine members, at Kemp with seventeen members, near Garfield with thirteen members, and at Pilgrim with twenty-three members.

Word comes to us that Mr. Fletcher, who is covering three counties in his work, has lost his faithful horse. This quite disables him from service. His fields lie at distances which make walking impossible, being from ten to fifty miles apart. The same day with this loss a member of the family, a young man, was brought home suffering from a broken leg. Are there not means which can reach us in the form of a special gift for the emergency of this faithful pioneer worker? Anything received beyond the immediate stress of need, will be placed to the support of his work.

The Hagan Council, called for the orderly recognition of these poor struggling pioneer churches, met in an old half-ruined school-house, as shown in the picture given herewith. It was a humble place, and they were humble bodies of poor people who thus asked recognition from the Congregational churches of the land. But it is not for us to despise the poor. Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom? That little group in front of that poor old school-house may become historic as the precursor of a great movement of blessing to millions among the poorest of the poor in our nation.

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GRACIOUS REVIVAL IN SELMA, ALA.

BY REV. A. T. BURNELL.

You will be interested to hear of the gracious revival we have had the past three weeks under the lead of the English Evangelist, Rev. James Wharton. Over 400 have professed Christ, and of these 140 were enrolled in Burrell School. To the very end of the meetings, "mourners" came forward, once in the church as many as fifty; but this was exceeded in immediate results at two schools where as many as fifty accepted Christ, after the briefest address. Following the Oberlin plan, I offered prayer with each class one day; the next, I suspended my recitations for a continuous prayer-meeting, permitting pupils to elect this instead of a class or study-period (certain grades, certain hours). At another time, instead of chapel the grade-teachers retained the Christians while the rest were addressed in the chapel,—the majority falling to their knees for prayer to rise in peace. Of course we have had regular prayer-meetings, with volunteer room gatherings at noon and like groups in the yards at intermission. When, on account of the late meetings each night, it seemed best to close at noon, most of the school gathered for a meeting in the chapel; and, with several after meetings, large numbers spent that half-holiday in the building, praying for and laboring with classmates. A member of Grade Eleven, for whom special effort had been made, came out at this time.

Some of the converts have made detailed confession of sins (stealing, e.g.); some who have been neglectful of school privileges have returned to get the religious impetus; and at least two that had been dismissed for meanness have experienced a change of heart. We shall look for permanent results, and work to that end with hope; yet this people are so emotional and so stolid! so ready to move along a certain line in a body, but indifferent to duty when it leads along an uninteresting path of individual effort. Indeed, the home life of many is unfavorable to genuine Christianity; some being persecuted, even, because they have not seen a vision, till they are made to believe they "have got nothing."

Mr. Wharton preaches the pure and simple gospel plainly and vividly; is attractive in person and of commanding presence. At his departure there were many expressions of regard and grateful remembrance, and he will always have a warm place in the affections of Selma people, who have been impressed in so short a time by the life and words of this man of God.

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COTTON VALLEY, ALA.

BY A TEACHER.

I have been asked to tell something of the work and school in Cotton Valley. Hence I send a little description of it as it appears to a new teacher, just having entered the missionary field.

There are many features about the work here that make it a most interesting one. First, it is situated in a dense black belt, where the people are anxious to improve, and are appreciative of all that is done for them. Next, Cotton Valley is quiet and retired, being forty miles from Montgomery, nine from Union Springs, and thirteen from Tuskegee; so that, while we are enabled to teach without interruptions that break into school life in cities, we are yet not so far removed as to be incommoded when business necessitates our going to a city.

Doubtless Miss Lilla V. Davis, the pioneer, founder, and principal of our school is well known to most of the friends and helpers of the American Missionary Association, but, for the sake of those who are not so well informed, and because hers is a story worthy of being told anew, I will say a word of her whom all Cotton Valley delights to honor. She, ten years ago, left her home in Boston, Mass., and coming down here under the most adverse circumstances, and in the midst of the lowest humanity, established this school. Her teaching in those days was not so much from books, but she went into the homes of the people and made them feel that she was one of them. She talked and read to them, taught them the rules of decency and virtue, and that cleanliness is next to godliness. Thus, step by step has she been leading them on until now, instead of a valley of ignorance, it is "as a city set on a hill, whose light cannot be hid," for instead of a one-room-log-cabin we have a nice, comfortable school building, planned and furnished in modern style. I mean by this, that what we have is up-to-date and not that we have all we need, for our largest room, the one we call and use as our chapel, needs settees, blackboards, maps, and lights; and last but not least, we need a piano, as at present our only musical instrument is a baby organ, which is now so nearly worn out that many of the reeds instead of responding to the touch of the solicitous performer sit in silence, considering themselves too aged to jump up and down, and take part in such active service.

Our school this year is larger than ever, and our students, I think, would compare well with those of more favored schools in cities. The present enrollment is nearly two hundred, and when the weather is good, and all are in, we find the work rather heavy, as there are only three teachers, and we all believe in thorough work.

We have a large and interesting Sunday School to which the parents as well as the children come; also a Christian Endeavor Society, and a Circle of King's Daughters.

Perhaps it would be interesting to say, that the relation of the white people of the settlement to the school is most friendly. They respect Miss Davis to the highest degree, and are willing and glad to show any favors to her or her teachers.

Thus far, I have shown you only the favorable side of the picture, but I would beg my readers to remember that it has also a painful side. Those we are teaching are the children of ancestors who have lived for centuries in darkness and ignorance, with only eleven years of light; and there is still a great work to be done here. We find it necessary to instruct them, not only in books, but along the lines of all the virtues which go to make a man a man, and a woman a woman.

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IMPARTIAL TESTIMONY.

BY REV. VINCENT MOSES, NEWBURY, MASS.

My wife and I recently spent about four weeks in New Orleans, La. While we were there, Straight University was constantly under our observation; and, without suggestion from any one, it comes to mind that testimony to the efficiency of American Missionary Association work in Straight would be welcome to you.

We not only attended more than once the general morning devotional exercises in the "Daniel Hand Preparatory School" and the "Central Building," but were also present during a recitation to nearly every teacher in the Preparatory, Grammar, Normal, College Preparatory, College and Theological Departments. The departments of music, woodworking, sewing and printing, and also the Boarding Department came under our observation.

The impression made upon us throughout was most favorable. The claims of the catalogue are fully sustained in every particular. We have been familiar with work in all these grades in the schools of several Northern States; but we have never seen more thorough work, never a school on the whole more satisfactory in deportment and scholarship. We cannot compare this with other American Missionary Association institutions. This is the only one we have visited. So we are glad to let this represent them all, and confess to a surprise in finding that we had never known better schools.

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WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE DOING.

FROM GRADUATES OF STRAIGHT UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS.

I.

"I am principal of the public schools of Vicksburg, Miss. I have been teaching fourteen years, having had charge of my present work nine years. I have under my present charge eight hundred pupils, all the school can accommodate. Several hundred have been turned away."

II.

"Am editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, and practicing physician and minister. Have taught school in Alabama and Louisiana."

III.

"My present occupation is clerk in the War Department, Washington, D. C. I have taught three years in New Orleans. I graduated as doctor of medicine, April 13, from the medical department of Howard University."

IV.

"I am principal of the Harper Industrial Institute, Baton Rouge, La. Have taught almost continuously since graduating in 1879. For the American Missionary Association I entertain a feeling of the greatest possible gratitude. What little I am I owe to the training of dear old Straight."

V.

"I have been until last spring principal of the colored schools of Manhattan, Kansas, since 1885."

VI.

"The very name of the dear old institution is sweet to me, and while those who guarded the old mother in the memorable past have somewhat vanished, the purposes for which she was instituted are being vigorously pushed and great good accomplished. Many of her sons and daughters can be found throughout this Southland engaged in the various pursuits of life, doing a grand work for Christ and humanity. All honor to the American Missionary Association for this excellent school, and incessant praises to Him who guides and directs her efforts."

VII.

"I am instructor of ancient languages in Wiley University, Tex.; have been since 1887. I am a member of the Louisiana Conference."

VIII.

The following extract is of special importance as showing the breadth and completeness of the system of instruction of Straight University and the economy upon which it is based:

"I am always glad to do whatever lies in my power that will in any way be beneficial to Straight University, my alma mater. I am, as you know, a normal graduate of 1891. Though I had never before taken the first thought of learning anything about wood-working, I thought I would go into the shop the first day anyway; and I shall always be heartily thankful that I did so. From that day to the end of my course, without interruption to my studies, I worked in the carpenter shop, and acquired such a knowledge of carpentry that I am now able to support myself by following that trade. Still more, from the knowledge I gained of making pieces of furniture, such as center-tables, washstands, etc., I think I could be useful in the cabinet trade."

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The following gives some idea of what the department in theology is doing:

"Having a desire to do something for Christ and humanity, I began the study of theology and other studies at Straight, that I might be thoroughly equipped, 'a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.' I was compelled to give up for two years, and it seemed to me that there was no use of my trying further, when just then through the dark cloud the sun shone again, and I hope now, if life lasts, to keep on till I finish the course. All that I am, or ever expect to be, is due to Straight University. May God bless her and the many friends who have made it possible for us to attend."

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ALL HEALING, NORTH CAROLINA.

During the summer about forty of our pupils taught in the public schools; some had eighty or ninety scholars. In this way our school really influences many whom we cannot reach. It is so good to see the interest our young teachers take in their work and how, when they find a bright boy or girl, they always try the first thing to induce that one to come to school. Then, too, we see a growing desire among the scholars to come into school early in the fall, and we rejoice in a family of fifty-seven six weeks earlier than we had the same last year.

The richest blessing of the year has begun to fall upon us, the presence of the Holy Spirit leading souls to Christ. During this month five have felt that God had forgiven their sins. Is not that enough to compensate us for anything we may give up to engage in the work?

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PLEASANT HILL, TENNESSEE.

A boy we could not receive, although we would have been glad to have done so, said he had worked all summer for his share of a crop which was about 100 bushels of corn. He would have about twenty bushels of the corn left after he had bought himself a few clothes, which he must have if he came to school, and he thought he ought to help his mother a little. It was his only chance to get what he so much desired. He realized that twenty bushels of corn, worth only about $5.00, was very little for him to do for himself. He would try to prove himself worthy of any help we could give him.

Still another boy writes: "It is not much I can do for myself, for I have not been able to find anything to do to get any money, although I have tried hard. But a friend has just given me a chance to assist him in his school for a couple of months. I don't know how much he will pay me, but you shall have every cent I do get. I do want to come into school, I need the education so much; I want to make a true man."

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The Indians.

There has been an interesting revival at Ponca Church, Nebraska, under the direction of Rev. James Garvie, our Indian pastor.

The friends who attended the annual meeting of the Association at Lowell will remember Mr. Garvie very pleasantly, as he was one of the speakers on that occasion. He is as successful in the great work which comes to him, as the pastor of one of our churches on the prairie, as he was in telling the story of the work among his people to Eastern congregations.

Even the building of a barn at the prairie mission may be turned to the spiritual advantage of the Indian people, as is proved by the experience of Miss Mary P. Lord at Flying By's Village, N. D. The following extract, from a recent letter of hers, tells the story most interestingly. Frank and Daisy are her horses, who are really four-footed missionaries. Miss Lord writes: "On Sunday the ponies took me twelve miles to conduct service at Oak Creek Sub-Agency, where my people were gathered for the Monday morning issue of rations. Service over at noon, a drink of water and a feed of grain, and then two hours and a half later we were twenty miles away to attend afternoon service at Little-Eagle's village, where I played the organ for the English singing of the boarding-school children there. Yesterday they brought me to Fort Yates, thirty miles."

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HUT AND HEAVEN.

BY REV. C. L. HALL, FT. BERTHOLD, N. D.

Three years ago in our visit to the Indian homes, we found Netkuschiripas (Little Eagle) on his bed unable to get out of the house. Mary, his wife, washed for white people, hoed corn, and tenderly cared for him. He told me he believed in Jesus and would join us as soon as he could come out. It did not seem that he ever would get better then, but his faith put new life into his body, and two years and a half ago he was baptized in church, and got about to do a little work now and then. This fall his working days came to an end. He could only lie on his bed or sit in the sun at the door. Mary had to haul the firewood and nurse him, as well as work out. For a while they stayed at a neighbor's house, but an old Indian woman insisted that he should wear his beads and other heathen adornments. He refused to do so, saying that now he was a different person. As this annoyance was kept up he and Mary left and stayed by themselves in a dug-out on the south side of a bank on the edge of a willow bottom. His bed was a few boards with a straw mattress and a few quilts. The room was lighted by a single sash—the rude shelter of two of God's children. When he felt himself sinking, he said: I do not know what God's will for me is, but whatever it is I am ready. I have no fears. The day before he died he said: I have one heart. I trust only in Jesus; I have said this to you often. We laid him away just after the morning meeting last Sunday. This is not extraordinary; we are glad so many are like John and Mary. Twice the gates have opened this winter for us, and now part of our church gather above and part here. Five more are to confess their faith at the next communion. Pray for these little ones.

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The Chinese.

THE LOS ANGELES MISSION.

BY. REV. WM. C. POND, D.D.

An interesting letter from Mrs. Rice, wife of Rev. O. V. Rice, who has charge of our mission at this prosperous and ambitious metropolis of Southern California, prompts me to give my space this month to a review of our work there. It had already begun when, twenty-two years ago, I became superintendent. I tried to visit it in the spring of 1874, but a severe storm on our usually placid Pacific delayed our steamer so long that I could spend only a few hours there. This was sufficient, however, to show me that we had a good teacher and some very promising pupils, but an indifference to contend with on the part of American Christians which was both surprising and painful.

A few months after this I heard that Rev. Ira M. Condit, a missionary recently returned from China, able to talk the Chinese language fluently, and a very estimable brother, had gone to Los Angeles to establish a Presbyterian mission. I did not hear of it by letter from him nor from any one connected with the Presbyterian work in this State. Denominational comity just then had not reached in the minds of our Presbyterian brethren sufficient dignity to call even for a bow in recognition. But I waived this matter, and believing that, with his manifest advantages, he could do better work than we, and that there was not room enough in the field, as it then was, for two missions, I turned over to him our whole school—pupils, teacher, and whatever conveniences or good-will we had gathered—and retired from the locality. It was about two months only when I heard of six or eight conversions in the Presbyterian Chinese mission of Los Angeles, but they were the very ones of whom our teacher had spoken hopefully to me on my visit to the city.

An interval of several years occurred. The great boom came, and Los Angeles sprang to the front among the inland cities of the State and boasted that before long San Francisco would be one of its suburbs. The Chinese population increased to about 6,000. Among these were many of our own brethren and several who were members of my own church. They pleaded for a Congregational mission, and showed that because the two Presbyterian missions were at one end of the Chinese quarter, and there was nothing of the sort at the other end, nearly a mile distant, there was a large field for us where we would come into no competition, and where all that we might do would be a distinct addition to the work done for Christ among their countrymen. We yielded to their persuasions and found their prediction amply verified. Our school became at once the largest and our work the most active and fruitful in the city. In the four months ending with August 31, 1888, 133 pupils were enrolled, and the average membership month by month was 69. Street-preaching, hand-to-hand evangelistic work, and the skillful, faithful labor of our teacher, Mrs. Sheldon, and our enthusiastic helper, Loo Quong, were used of God for the conversion of many souls.

But as in other specially delightful places for homes, persons multiplied who desired to enter into this missionary work. Instead of three, there came to be six or eight missions there. Competition ensued. Our school, though comparing well with any, was reduced in size and influence, and as we began to be straitened for funds and there were many points where no one was caring for Chinese souls, our aid was withdrawn and I supposed the work would cease. Not so. Our Chinese brethren clung to each other and to their own mission work. They rented quarters neither spacious nor comfortable, but cheap, and contrived, with the aid of one true-hearted Christian woman, to keep up their school, maintain their Association, add four members to it as converts to the Christian life, and present seven of their number to the First Congregational Church for baptism. We felt that a mission with such "grit and grace" deserved to live. Long may it live!

Three persons converted at this mission have been brought into our work as missionary helpers. Many have testified for Christ in their own land.

At present it is in excellent working order and our Christian Chinese are enthusiastic, generous, and at peace among themselves. Let me copy a few sentences from a letter from one of them who was temporarily at work at Pasadena. "I am very sorry for I left our school. Pray God for me that I may be back to it again. You will be kind and teach our people; that is such good work for you. God will want thus such person [i.e., God wants persons who do as you do.—W. C. P.] You very much interest our people. May God reward it to you! Before I went to the mission school I never thought to be a Christian; now I did do it. I am very thankful God has direct me out from the superstition to find pathway about the truth, God and Heavenly Father. Now I am feel such good comfort in my mind, but I do not satisfy [I am not satisfied] to know the salvation alone, but needed you pray for my countrymen that they all find life in Jesus Christ."

And now for an extract, briefer than I desired to make, from Mrs. Rice's letter: "Last night we gave a farewell reception to our brother, Yon Mon, who is about to leave for China. The brethren seized this opportunity to present to a lady from Norristown, Pa., who has kindly helped our work, a very nice letter of thanks with their names signed to it. A gentleman who came to the city with her, and who is about to open a fine store here, attended her to the mission house, out of courtesy but very reluctantly, for he was bitterly opposed to Chinese and to any and all efforts made for them. The brethren took him for a friend and when introduced shook hands. He said it 'was as much as his life was worth' to extend his hand in response to theirs. But the same sense of courtesy constrained him to come with his friend a second evening, and at its close he asked if he might be permitted to say a word 'just to the boys.' Whereupon he expressed his pleasure at all he had seen since coming into the school, and advised the boys to keep right on doing right. They would meet bitter enemies among the Americans, but not to mind them but go right forward. Then he announced that if by February 5 we would have thirty regular pupils, he would make the school 'a handsome present.' I wish some of the other opponents of our work could in like manner be compelled to see our schools. Seeing would be believing, would it not?"

The latest contribution of our Los Angeles Mission to our general work is Jue See, who has come to take Yip Bow's place (Yip Bow also having come from the same mission) as helper in Oakland and at the West School in this city, while Yip Bow goes to Sacramento. I am greatly pleased with him. He will, when trained for the work (and we train for work mainly by working), make one of the best of our Chinese helpers.

I add just one word of good news. Our teachers are all paid in full for last year's work. Their faith has not been put to shame. Two of our Chinese helpers still lack something, and two other creditors will probably have to make large donations in order to square their accounts, but I know that one of them will not complain, and the other will be doing only what she promised, and while I fear it may be a hardship, it is no greater hardship than almost every landlord or landlady, in these days of pressure, has been forced to undergo. So I feel like singing the Doxology!

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WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS

MAINE.

WOMANS'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. N. W. Nims, 16 Rumford St., Concord. 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]WOMANS'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION

President—Mrs. C. L. Goodell, 9 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Mass. Secretary—Mrs. Louise A. Kellogg, 32 Congregational House, Boston. Treasurer—Miss Annie C. Bridgman, 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. J. W. Thomas, Lansford. Secretary—Mrs. C. F. Yennie, Ridgway. Treasurer—Mrs. T. W. Jones, 511 Woodland Terrace, Philadelphia.

OHIO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Sydney 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, 223 Broadway, Indianapolis. Treasurer—Mrs. A. H. Ball, Dewhurst.

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.

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.

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. J. M. Powell, 76 Jefferson Ave., Grand Rapids. Secretary—Mrs. C. C. Denison, 132 N. College Ave., Grand Rapids. 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 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. D. B. Perry, Crete. Secretary—Mrs. H. Bross, 2904 Second Street, Lincoln. Treasurer—Mrs. James W. Dawes, Crete.

KANSAS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. F. E. Storrs, Topeka. Secretary—Mrs. George L. Epps, Topeka. Treasurer—Mrs. E. C. Read, Parsons.

COLORADO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. E. R. Drake, 2739 Lafayette Street, Denver. Secretary—Mrs. Chas. Westley, Box 508, Denver. Treasurer—Mrs. B. C. Valantine, Highlands.

WYOMING.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. P. F. Powelson, Cheyenne. Secretary—Mrs. J. A. Riner, Cheyenne. Treasurer—Mrs. H. N. Smith, Rock Springs.

MONTANA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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

IDAHO.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. R. B. Wright, Boise. Secretary—Mrs. E. A. Paddock, Weiser. Treasurer—Mrs. D. L. Travis, Pocatello.

WASHINGTON.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. A. J. Bailey, 1614 Second Ave., Seattle. Secretary—Mrs. W. C. Wheeler, 424 South K Street, Tacoma. Treasurer—Mrs. J. W. George, 620 Fourth Street, Seattle.

OREGON.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. F. Eggert, The Hill, Portland. Secretary—Mrs. George Brownell, Oregon City. Treasurer—Mrs. W. D. Palmer, 546 Third Street, Portland.

CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

President—Mrs. E. S. Williams, 572 12th Street, Oakland.

Secretary—Mrs. L. M. Howard, 911 Grove Street, Oakland. Treasurer—Mrs. J. M. Haven, 1329 Harrison Street, Oakland.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. Warren F. Day, 253 S. Hope St., Los Angeles. Secretary—Mrs. W. J. Washburn, 1900 Pasadena Ave., Los Angeles. 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.

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.

NEW MEXICO.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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

OKLAHOMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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

INDIAN TERRITORY.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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

NORTH CAROLINA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. S. S. Sevier, McLeansville. Secretary and Treasurer—Miss A. E. Farrington, Oaks.

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.

FLORIDA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

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

ALABAMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

President—Mrs. M. A. Dillard, Selma. Secretary—Mrs. J. S. Jackson, Montgomery. Treasurer—Mrs. E. C. Silsby, Talladega.

TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY AND ARKANSAS

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. G. W. Moore, Box 8, Fisk Univ., Nashville. Secretary—Mrs. E. J. Lewis, 15 Echols Street, Memphis. Treasurer—Mrs. J. E. Moreland, 216 N. McNary Street, Nashville.

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—Mrs. C. M. Crawford, Hammond. Secretary—Mrs. Matilda Cabrere, New Orleans. Treasurer—Mrs. L. St. J. Hitchcock, Straight Univ., New Orleans.

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.

[Footnote A: 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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Shares of the Jubilee Year Fund.

CHARLES L. MEAD, Esq., New York. H. W. HUBBARD, New York, two shares. JAMES H. FOY, New Haven, Conn. THEODORE BLISS, Philadelphia, Pa., two shares. H. SHELDON, Canton, Pa. Mrs. L. H. SPELMAN, New York. W. P. HUBBARD, Bangor, Me. Rev. J. B. SEWALL, South Braintree, Mass. Mrs. E. W. SOUTHWORTH, Springfield, Mass. Mr. S. R. HEYWOOD and wife, Worcester, Mass., two shares. Rev. G. S. F. SAVAGE, D.D., Chicago, Ill., two shares. Rev. M. E. STRIEBY, D.D., New York, two shares. Rev. A. F. BEARD, D.D., Brooklyn, N. Y. Rev. F. P. WOODBURY, D.D., Brooklyn, N. Y. Rev. C. J. RYDER, D.D., Stamford, Conn. Rev. JAMES F. CROSS and wife, Rosebud Agency, S. D. HENRY GAYLORD, Cheshire, Conn. Rev. W. E. WHEELER and wife, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Rev. J. W. COOPER, D.D., New Britain, Conn. Dea. SAM'L HOLMES and wife, Montclair, N. J., two shares. Rev. A. J. LYMAN, D.D., Brooklyn, N. Y. Rev. WM. H. WARD, D.D., Newark, N. J. Rev. NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, D.D., Boston, Mass. Hon. D. L. FREEMAN, Central Falls, R. I., two shares. Misses D. E. and S. L. EMERSON, New York. LUCIEN C. WARNER, M.D., New York. CHARLES A. HULL, Esq., New York.

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RECEIPTS FOR MARCH, 1896.

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THE DANIEL HAND FUND

For the Education of Colored People.

Income for February $ 4,197.35 Previously acknowledged 27,110.00 ————— $31,307.35 ==========

CURRENT RECEIPTS.

MAINE, $623.96.

Andover. Cong. Ch. and Soc., 8; Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., 2 $10.00 Auburn. Saml. J. M. Perkins 10.00 Bath. Mrs. M. A. Fiske, for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 2.00 Biddeford. Second Cong. Ch. 30.20 Boothbay Harbor. Second Parish Cong. Ch. 20.00 Brewer. Manly Hardy (50 of which for Pleasant Hill, Tenn.) 90.77 Calais. First Cong. Soc. 20.00 Elms. Mrs. M. C. Bean 10.00 Farmington. First Cong. Ch. 35.64 Farmington. Y. P. S. C. E., Box Papers for Nat, Ala. Freedom. Y. P. S. C. E. and Sab. Sch., for Cal. Chinese M. 1.00 Green's Landing. Cong. Ch. 4.75 Hallowell. Mrs. Stimson, for Moorhead, Miss. 5.00 Hampden. First Cong. Ch. 4.54 Island Falls. Mrs. T. S. Alexander, for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D. 1.00 Lewiston. "Busy Workers" of Pine St. Cong. Ch., 8; Junior Soc., 8; Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, 8, for Wilmington, N. C. 24.00 Ligonia. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 1.15 Mount Desert. William Kittredge 200.00 North Waterford. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 1.00 Phippsburg. Cong. Ch. 7.00 Portland. "A Friend," for Student Aid, Talladega C. 40.00 Portland. West Cong. Ch. 14.00 Portland. Mrs. M. T. W. Merrill, for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 5.00 Portland, Prim. S. S. Class, by Lizzie C. Fuller, Bundle for Wilmington, N. C. Rockland. Y. P. S. C. E., for Talladega C. 10.00 Searsport. First Cong. Sab. Sch., 5; Y. P. S. C. E., 2; Givers and Gleaners, 5, for Student Aid, McIntosh, Ga. 12.00 Skowhegan. Bloomfield Y. P. S. C. E., by Miss Lizzie M. Allen, Sec. 1.50 Skowhegan. Ladies of Cong. Ch. Box Hats for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. South Berwick. "H." 10.00 South Berwick. Sab. Sch. Class, for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 2.25 South Freeport. Miss Fannie E. Soule, Box C. for Moorhead, Miss. South Gardiner. Jr. C. E. Soc., B. of C. for Marion, Ala. Westbrook. Mrs. Ellie Adams, for freight to McIntosh, Ga. 1.50 West Woolwich. Bbl. C. for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. Winterport. Mrs. M. B. Manter 10.00 York. First Cong. Ch. 4.51

Maine Woman's Aid to A. M. A., by Mrs. Ida V. Woodbury, Treas.: Portland. Second Parish Aids 20.00 Waterville. Ladies of Cong. Ch. 5.15 Waterville. Cong. Ch., Willing Workers 10.00 ———- 35.15

NEW HAMPSHIRE, $615.85.

Acworth. Cong. Soc. 3.75 Alstead Center. Dish Towels for Blowing Rock, N. C. Andover. Bbl. Of Bedding for King's Mountain, N. C. Berlin Mills. Mrs. J. B. Carruthers, for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D. 10.00 Chester. Y. P. S. C. E. and Others, for enlargement of building, Memphis, Tenn. 10.00 East Andover. Bbl. Of Bedding, etc., for King's Mountain, N. C. Exeter. First Cong. Ch., adl. 1.50 Hampton. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 5.54 Hebron. Pkg. Aprons, etc., for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. Hill. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 11.00 Hillsboro Center. Cong. Ch. 9.07 Hudson Center. Cong. Ch., 20.90; Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., 2 22.90 Keene. First Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch., to const. AUSTIN ELLIS, Mrs. MYRTIE TYLER, EUGENE ALDRICH, FLAVEL BEAL, Mrs. HERBERT WOODWARD, and CLINTON SMITH L.M's 180.00 Keene. Cong. Ch., Mrs. H. I. Buckminster, Bbl. C. for Wilmington, N. C. Lempster. Helen Bingham and Marianna Smith 1.00 Littleton. First Cong. Ch. 25.56 Manchester. Y. P. S. C. E., First Cong. Ch. 5.00 Manchester. Bbl. C. for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. Mason. Cong. Ch., Miss L. E. Goodwin, Bbl. C., for Wilmington, N. C. Milton. Cong. Ch., 25c. adl.; Y. P. S. C. E. of Cong. Ch., 2.50 2.75 Newfields. Miss H. L. Fitts, for Wilmington, N. C. 44.75 Northampton, Cong. Ch. 5.00 Rochester. Cong. Ch. 38.86 Troy. Trin. Cong. Ch. 15.15 Westmoreland. "A Friend" 5.00 ——. "L. F. B." 170.00

New Hampshire Female Cent. Inst. and Home Miss'y Union, Miss A. A. McFarland, Treas.: Wilton. Aux. Mite Boxes 6.33 ———- $573.16

ESTATE.

Milford. Estate of Caroline B. Harris, by J. E. Foster, Ex. 42.69 ———— $615.85

VERMONT, $319.00.

Barre. "A Friend" 1.00 Benson. Cong. Ch., 5; C. E. Soc. of Cong. Ch. 1 6.00 Burlington. College St. Ch., for Student Aid, Talladega C. 6.00 Chelsea. Cong. Ch. 9.57 Dorset. Y. P. S. C. E., by Marcia K. Gray, for Student Aid, Pleasant Hill Acad., Tenn. 9.00 East Hardwick. Mrs. Geo. P. Byington, 3; Ladies' Soc., Bbl. C., for Marshallville, Ga. 3.00 Essex. Cong. Ch. 3.33 Georgia. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Johnson. First Cong. Ch. 33.00 Morrisville. First Cong. Ch. 13.05 North Bennington. Cong. Ch. 57.05 Northfield. Cong. Ch. 25.95 North Pomfret. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 4.50 Peacham. Cong. Ch. 14.36 Randolph. "A Friend" 10.00 Rupert. Cong. Ch. 24.25 Rutland. Cong. Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 25.00 Townsend. "A Friend" 5.00 Victory. Geo. A. Appleton 15.00 Wallingford. "Friend" 1.00 West Brattleboro. Cong. Ch. 15.00 Westfield. C. E. Soc., by Mrs. Chas. Chaffee, Treas. 10.00 Westminster. C. E. Day Off. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 Westminster West. Mission Band, by Stella A. Goodell, Sec., for Cal. Chinese M. 1.00

FOR McINTOSH, GA., by Prof. Fred. W. Foster, Brownington Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. Chelsea. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., for Student Aid 11.94 Peacham. H. M. U., Bbl. C., Freight Pd. Worcester. Mrs. Sophia Hobart, for Student Aid 5.00 ———- 16.94

MASSACHUSETTS, $5,610.41.

Amesbury. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., Bbl. C. for Talladega, Ala. Amherst. "A Friend" 10.00 Amherst. Colored Sab. Sch., Mrs. E. Tuckerman, Bbl. C. for Wilmington, N. C. Ashfield. Cong. Ch. 33.10 Auburndale. Miss A. C. Strong, "Teacher's Helps" for Straight U. Auburndale. Annie Strong, Bbl. C. for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Belchertown. First Cong. Ch. 30.76 Boston. Old South Ch., in part 237.74 Old South Ch., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 75.00 Park St. Ch., adl. 25.00 Y. W. C. A., by Miss Edson, 2; Mrs. Kendall, 1; "Friends," Bbl.C.; Misses Lamson, Fiske, Thompson, and others, 2 Bbls. C. for Marshallville, Ga. 3.00 Brighton. Y. P. S. C. E., by F. W. Dickerman, for Sch., Grand View, Tenn. 10.00 Brighton. Jr. End. Soc. of Cong. Ch. 1.50 Dorchester. Elisha B. Worrell, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 50.00 Second Cong. Ch. 25.00 "A Friend," Second Cong. Ch. 20.00 Jamaica Plain. Mrs. Ednah D. Cheney, for enlargement of building, Memphis, Tenn. 20.00 Roxbury. "A Friend," for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 10.00 Mrs. Susan E. Parker, for Student Aid, Marshallville, Ga. 5.00 Mrs. Parker and Miss Parker, 2 Bbls. C., etc., for Marshallville, Ga. ——— 482.24

Boxboro. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Boxboro. Y. P. S. C. E., by L. C. Hager, Cor. Sec., for Cal. Chinese M. 1.00 Boxford. Ladies' Ben Soc., Bbl. Bedding for Talladega, Ala. Cambridgeport, R. L. Snow 25.00 Cohasset. Cong. Ch. 1.74 Dalton. First Cong. Ch., to const. E. L. BROWN, PERRY HELMS, ELLA BELLOWS, EFFIE M. CHURCH, MINNIE D. BRAGAW and Mrs. J. W. FLANSBURG L.M's 191.03 Danvers. First Ch. C. E. Soc., for Joppa, Ala. 5.66 Dedham. Islington Cong. Ch. 2.20 East Charlemont. Cong. Ch. 10.75 Easthampton. First Cong. Ch. 53.90 Easthampton. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 23.00 East Longmeadow. First Cong. Ch. 6.26 Easton. Evan. Cong. Ch. 23.50 Everett. W. C. Levett, for Gloucester Sch. 1.60 Fairhaven. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 7.52 Foxboro. Bethany Cong. Ch. 22.18 Framingham. "A Friend," for Indian Schp. 17.50 Georgetown. First Cong. Ch., 11.18; First Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch., 10 21.18 Gill. Y. P. S. C. E., by Miss Jessie S. Moore, Sec., for Central Ch., New Orleans, and a bal. to const. MRS. WM. C. MARVEL L.M. 13.70 Gill. Mrs. E. L. S. Moore and Lyman Hale, for Indian M. 2.00 Globe Village. Free Ch. 6.10 Grandville Center. Rev. Geo. A. Beckwith, for Cal. Chinese M. Building Fund 2.00 Greenfield. Second Cong. Ch. 46.42 Groton. "A Friend" 100.00 Hanson. Cong. Ch. 7.09 Hatfield. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. 8.75 Haverhill. Calvary Bap. Ch., for Gloucester Sch. 25.00 Haverhill. —— 20.00 Haverhill. "M. L. C.," Jubilee Offering 5.00 Holyoke. First Cong. Ch. 42.74 Huntington. First Cong. Ch. 4.00 Hyde Park. First Cong. Ch. 35.70 Lancaster. Evan. Cong. Ch. 6.95 Lawrence. "Scatterers of Sunshine," Cong. Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D. 5.00 Lawrence. Box of bedding, etc., for Marshallville, Ga. Longmeadow. First Ch. of Christ 71.30 Lowell. Ellen W. Mace (5 of which for Indian M., Fort Yates, N. D.) 10.00 Lowell. Mrs. Mary C. Stetson 5.25 Malden. "Two Friends," 3; Mrs. T. D. Goodhue, 1 4.00 Mansfield. Cong. Ch., Ladies' M. Soc. 10.00 Marblehead. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 15.00 Marlboro. Union Cong. Ch., 140, and Sab. Sch., 10; Y. P. S. C. E. of Union Ch., 10; T. B. Patch, 1 161.00 Millbury. Miss C. C. Waters, for Wilmington, N. C. 5.00 Mill River. Y. P. S. C, E., by W. H. Rhodes, Treas. 2.00 Milton. H. O. Apthorp, for Gloucester Sch. 5.00 Mittineague. Southworth Co., Case paper for Tillotson C. Milford. Y. P. S. C. E., by Maria P. Westcott, Treas., for Student Aid, Grand View Acad. Tenn., and to const. HUBBARD L. HUNT L.M. 30.00 Natick. Mrs. R. Eugene Bowers, for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. 5.00 Neponset. Mrs. Arthur A. Windsor 10.00 Newton. Sab. Sch. Eliot Cong. Ch. 18.00 Newton Centre. A Friend, for King's Mountain, N. C. 1.00 Newbury. First Cong. Ch. 16.50 Newburyport. Belleville. Y. P. S. C. E., for Sch. building, Grand View, Tenn. 25.00 Newburyport. The Misses Ridgway, for Straight U. 5.00 Newburyport. Jr. C. E. Soc. of Prospect St. Ch. 1.00 Northampton. A. L. Williston 300.00 Northampton. Sab. Sch. First Ch. of Christ 50.00 Norwich. Ladies of Park Ch., Bbl. C.; Mrs. E. A. Coit, Freight 2, for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. 2.00 Pittsfield. Mrs. Mary E. Sears, 10; "A Friend," 2.50 12.50 Reading. Cong. Ch. 18.00 Rehoboth. Cong. Ch. 5.17 Rosendale. Children's Mission Band, for Thomasville, Ga. 4.00 Salem. South Ch., Y. P. S. C. E. 20.00 Somerville. Broadway Cong. Ch., 25.66; Franklin St. Ch., 3.59 29.25 Somerville. Miss M. S. Higgins, Box of Books; Miss Lydia Hayes, Box of Books for Straight U. Southampton. Cong. Ch. 20.28 Southampton. "Sunshine Band," for King's Mountain, N. C. 3.00 South Braintree. Rev. J. B. Sewall, for Share Jubilee Fund 50.00 South Braintree. Cong. Ch. 15.43 Southbridge. Brookside Mission Circle, for Wilmington, N. C. 16.00 South Hadley. Mount Holyoke, Col. by Miss Sarah Worden, for Student Aid, Lexington, Ky. 5.00 South Hadley. "A Friend" 1.00 South Hadley Falls. "In His Name" 15.00 South Hadley Falls. Y. P. S. C., for Straight U. 10.00 South Natick. Y. P. S. C. E., John Eliot Ch. 5.00 South Sudbury. Memorial Cong. Ch. 60.55 South Weymouth. H. B. Reed, for Straight U. 10.00 South Weymouth. Cong. Ch., Mrs. C. Fogg, Bbl. C., for Wilmington, N. C. Spencer. Mrs. E. W. Norwood's Sab. Sch. Class, for Wilmington, N. C. 3.25 Springfield. Mrs. E. W. Southworth, for Share Jubilee Fund 50.00 Springfield. Miss E. W. Southworth, for Gloucester Sch. 15.00 Springfield. Olivet Cong. Ch. 6.00 Stoneham. Miss Mary A. Peffers, for Straight U. 2.00 Sutton. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 2.00 Townsend. Cong. Ch. 7.26 Turner's Falls. Cong. Ch. (1 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) 20.00 Turner's Falls. First Cong. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 8.00 Wakefield. Primary Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 15.00 Wareham. C. E. Society, Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. West Barnstable. Cong. Ch. 5.00 West Brookfield. First Cong. Ch. 4.77 Westfield. Second Cong. Ch. Primary S. S. Class, for Wilmington, N. C. 2.00 Westhampton. Cong. Ch. 27.13 West Newbury. First Cong Ch., 15; Y. P. S. C. E., 3; Jr. Y. P. S. C. E., 1; Mr. Goodrich, 1, for Straight U. 20.00 West Richfield. Emma, David and Esther Alger, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 10.00 Weymouth and Braintree. Union Ch. 46.50 Winchester, Cong. S. S. (Estate of S. A. Holt) 5.00 Wollaston. Cong. Ch. 80.00 Worcester. Plymouth Cong. Ch. 46.86 Worcester. Immanuel Ch., Bbl. Bedding, etc., val. at 20, for Beach Institute Worcester. Cent. Cong. Ch., Mrs. S. K. Price, Box C. for Wilmington, N. C. Yarmouth. E. D. Payne, for Freight to Raleigh. N. C. 1.00 ——. "A Friend," for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 5.00 ——. C. Mfg. Co., Case of Paper for Greenwood, S. C.

FOR McINTOSH, GA., BY PROF. FRED W. FOSTER: Arlington. Mrs. E. T. Hillard, for Freight 2.00 Dalton. Mrs. Zenas Crane, Bbl. C. Dorchester. Harvard Ch., Bbl. C. Dorchester. Mrs. Mary Houston, for Student Aid 2.00 North Adams. Braytonville Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid 18.00 Northhampton. Edwards Ch., Prof. Wood's Bible Class, for Student Aid 6.43 Warren. Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid 8.00 West Roxbury. Mrs. Myra French, for Student Aid 4.00 ——— 40.43

Woman's Home Missionary Association of Mass. and R. I., Miss Annie C. Bridgman, Treas.: For Salaries of Teachers 340.00 Roxbury. Walnut Ave. Ch. Aux. 7.00 ——— 347.00 ————- $3,252.26

ESTATES.

Lowell. Estate Leonard Worchester, by Samuel A. Chase, Executor 100.00 Reading. Estate of Ruth L. Pratt, by Joseph H. Gleason, Executor 300.00 Sharon. Estate of Margaret J. Tolman, by William R. Mann, Adm'r 8.00 Somerville. Estate of Ephraim Stone, balance by Lorenzo K. Lovell, Adm'r, 2,525.15, less expenses, 575 1,950.15 ————- $5,610.41

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

Gray, Me. Rev. H. O. Thayer, Bbl. of C., etc., for Saluda, N. C. Yarmouth. Mass. E. D. Payne, Bbl. of C. for Raleigh, N. C.

RHODE ISLAND, $161.62.

Barrington. Cong. Ch. 69.25 Providence. Beneficent Cong. Ch. 59.22 Providence. Central Ch. and Sab. Sch., 16, and 3 Boxes C. for Raleigh, N. C. 16.00 Providence. Social Circle, Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Bbl. and Box C. for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Woonsocket. Globe Cong. Ch. 17.15

CONNECTICUT, $5,242.50.

Bantam. Mrs. Ella M. Grannis 6.00 Berlin. Sab. Sch. Second Cong. Ch., for Tougaloo U. 35.00 Bethel. Friends by Claire F. Luther 3.00 Branford. Cong. Ch., 29; H. G. Harrison, 10 39.00 Bridgeport. "Warren" 25.00 Bristol. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 20.00 Brooklyn. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., for Thomasville, Ga. 3.00 Canaan. Pilgrim Ch. 18.08 Cheshire. "A Friend" 1.00 Collinsville. Cong. Ch. 15.00 Coventry. Hattie E. Gilbert .50 Cromwell. Primary S. S. Class, Cong. Ch., for Thomasville, Ga. 2.00 Darien. Mrs. N. C. Gleason .50 East Hartland. Cong. Ch. 6.00 Ellington. Y. P. S. C. E., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 7.14 Essex. First Cong. Ch. 27.30 Fairfield. First Cong. Ch. 54.49 Greenwich. Second Cong. Ch. 176.85 Groton. Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid, Talladega C. 8.00 Haddam. Y. P. S. C. E., Miss Winifred M. Lewis, Cor. Sec., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 7.55 Hartford. Park Cong. Ch. 143.59 Hartford. Sab. Sch. Pearl St. Cong. Ch., for Industrial Work, Fisk U. 40.00 Hartford. Mrs. E. R. Rexford, for Indian M., Standing Rock, N. Dak. 20.00 Hebron. Ladies' Soc., for A. N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga., 12.25; Y. P. S. C. E., for Sch., Grand View, Tenn., by Mrs. G. A. Little, 5 17.25 Lakeville. Mrs. S. P. Robbins 2.50 Manchester. "E." 2.00 Mansfield. First Cong. Ch. 14.15 Mansfield Centre. Chas. H. Learned 5.00 Meriden. First Cong. Ch., "A Friend" 10.00 Middlefield. Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 1.15 Middletown. First Ch. 29.87 Milford. First Cong. Ch. 10.66 Naugatuck. Cong. Ch. 150.00 New Britain. Mrs. J. B. Smith, 2, for Freight; South Cong. Ch. Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. 2.00 New Hartford. North Cong. Ch. 19.12 New Haven. Davenport Cong. Ch., 89.62; "A Friend," 5; Chas. Sanford, 5 99.62 New Haven. James H. Foy, for share Jubilee Fund 50.00 New Haven. N. S. Bronson, 10; Pres. T. Dwight, D.D., 5; Prof. Geo. B. Stevens, 5; Prof. A. Fairbanks, 5; Prof. Arthur Hadley, 5; Judge L. W. Cleveland, 5; Dea. S. A. Clark, 5; Hon. James Graham, 5; Mrs. F. S. Porter, 1 46.00 New Haven. Humphrey St. Y. P. S. C. E., 40.25; Howard Ave. Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., 15; Miss Edith Woolsey, 10, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 65.25 New Haven. Miss Myrta A. Lyman, for Student Aid, Tougaloo. U. 5.00 New Milford. First Cong. Ch. 15.22 New Preston. Village Cong. Ch. and Soc. 129.21 Newtown. Cong. Ch. 11.20 Norfolk. Cong. Ch. 128.85 Norfolk. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 27.01 North Woodstock. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Moorhead, Miss. Norwich. "A Friend in First Ch." 100.00 Norwich. Miss Ida E. Sutherland, 4 Boxes Books for Hillsboro, N. C. Old Saybrook. Cong. Ch. Quarterly 27.18 Orange. Cong. Ch. 8.87 Plainfield. First Cong. Ch. Y. P. S. C. E. 6.03 Prospect. B. B. Brown 20.00 Ridgebury. Cong. Ch. 3.00 Rockville. Y. P. S. C. E., by Mrs. A. W. Annis, for Mountain Work 10.00 Saybrook. Mrs. Geo. Dibble 5.00 Sharon. First Cong. Ch., Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Reed 10.00 Seymour. Mrs. Emma Francis, for Marshallville, Ga. 4.00 Simsbury. For freight to Fort Berthold, N. D. .75 Somersville. Cong. Ch. 8.15 Sound Beach. C. E. Soc. of Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Bbl. Papers for Talladega C. Southington. First Cong. Ch. 18.32 South Manchester. L. B. Soc. First Cong. Ch., for Thomasville Ga. 22.00 Suffield "Helping Ten" Circle, King's Daughters, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 10.00 Stamford. Cong. Ch. 20.22 Stamford. Cong. Ch. Jr. C. E. Soc., Lincoln Mem. Day 5.00 Offering Thomaston. First Cong. Ch. 9.38 Warren Cong. Ch. 8.00 West Haven. First Cong. Ch., 6.88; James Tolles, 5 11.88 West Haven. William H. Moulthrop, for King's Mountain and Blowing Rock, N. C. 5.00 West Suffield. Cong. Ch., to const. Miss ELLEN E. THRALL L.M. 34.79 Wethersfield. Sab. Sch., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 15.50 Whigville. Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid, Talladega C. 5.10 Winchester. Ladies' Sewing Soc., for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 3.00 Windham. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 47.04 Windsor Locks. Cong. Ch. Y. P. S. C. E. 10.00 Winsted. Children's Mission Circle of First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 8.00 Woodbury. First Cong. Ch. 18.86 Woodstock. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 14.85

Woman's Cong. Home Missionary Union of Conn., Mrs. W. W. Jacobs, Treas.: Hartford. First Ch. "A Friend" 25.00 Hartford. First Ch. Jr. Aux. 60.00 Kent. Furnace 50.00 Naugatuck. Ladies' Aid Soc. 40.00 New Britain. South Ch., Ladies' Benev. Soc. 46.50 Watertown. Aux. 10.00 Winchester. L. B. S., Jubilee Fund 5.00 ——- 236.50 ————- $2,206.50

ESTATES.

Berlin. Estate of H. N. Wilcox 30.00 Cornwall. Estate of Silas C. Beers 1,443.00 Groton. Estate of Mrs. B. N. Hurlbutt 63.00 New London. Estate Charles D. Boss, by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Boss, Executrix 1,500.00 ————- $5,242.50

NEW YORK, $10,129.67.

Albany. First Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. C., and groceries, for King's Mountain, N. C. Aquebogue. Cong. Ch. 8.80 Berkshire. "Friend," for Wilmington, N. C. 5.00 Bridgewater. C. E. Soc. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Brooklyn. Church of the Pilgrims, 737.21; Tompkins Av. Cong. Ch., 73.85; Puritan Ch., 22.00; Sab. Sch. Ch. of the Pilgrims, 14.30; East Cong. Ch., 9.13 856.41 Brooklyn. Miss C. A. Johnson, for Gloucester Sch. 2.00 Brooklyn. "Penny Aid Soc.," 8 Towels for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Buffalo. Fitch Mem. Cong. Ch. 2.20 Canandaigua. First Cong. Ch. 38.85 Clifton Springs. "Two Friends" 12.00 Corona. Union Evan. Ch. Sab. Sch., 2.89 and Box of Literature for Beach Inst. 2.89 Deansville. Cong. Ch. 7.50 Eagle Harbor. M. P. Lyman 1.00 East Albany. Mrs. J. Buckman, for freight to Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 2.95 East Rockaway. Sab. Sch. Bethany Cong. Ch. 3.58 Fairport. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 10.00 Fairport. A. M. Loomis 5.00 Flushing. First Cong. Ch., for Indian M. 12.72 Franklin. Cong. Ch. 17.48 Himrod. Mrs. Hester B. Ayers 5.00 Honeoye. Cong. Ch. 21.50 Ithaca. Jun. Y. P. S. C. E., 4 and Sewing material, for King's Mountain, N. C. 4.00 Kiantone. H. & F. M. Soc. by Alice L. Spencer, Sec. 2.75 Lisle. Mrs. F. P. Edminster, Bbl. C. for McIntosh, Ga. Massena. Cong. Ch. 5.60 Mt. Morris Pres. S. S., 5; Pres. Ch., Bbl., for Moorhead, Miss. 5.00 Munnsville. Mission Circle, Box C. for Skyland Inst, Blowing Rock, N. C. New York. Mrs. L. H. Spelman, for Share Jubilee Fund 50.00 New York. C. Irving Fisher 10.00 New York. Dr. B. Lord, for Gloucester Sch. 5.00 New York. M. E. Ch. Jr. C. E. Soc., by Miss G. L. Wood, for Indian M. 3.50 New York. Miss Lottie Hiskok, Box of Books for Marion, Ala. New York. Miss Grace H. Dodge, Pkg. Pictures, Books, etc., for Beach Inst. Northfield. Lucy and Alice Wood, for McIntosh, Ga. 5.00 Oxford. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 31.00 Pulaski. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Randolph. Cong. Ch., adl. 1.00 Rochester. Sab. Sch. of Plymouth Ch., for Indian Schp., bal. to const REV. WILLIAM F. KETTLE, DANIEL R. CLARK and SAMUEL B. GRISWOLD L.M's 25.00 Rome. Cong. Ch. 3.10 Sayville. Cong. Ch. 19.26 Schenectady. Y. P. S. C. E. of Cong Ch. 15.00 Sherburne. "Little Lights," for Student Aid, Talladega 18.00 C. Syracuse. W. E. Abbott, 5; Danforth Ch., 3.50 8.50 Syracuse. C. A. Hamlin, Box C. for Hillsboro, N. C. Tarrytown. "A Friend" (25 of which for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va.) 125.00 Troy. "A Friend," 10; Miss S. A. Willard, 3, for Gloucester Sch. 13.00 Warsaw. "Earnest Workers" of Cong. Ch. Bbl. C. for Macon, Ga. Wellsville. First Cong. Ch. 30.00 West Bloomfield. Cong. Ch. 34.25 West Bloomfield. Y. P. S. C. E., 5; Rev. and Mrs. N. W. Bates, 2; Miss S. L. Brown, 1, for Macon, Ga. 8.00 Westmoreland. First Cong. Ch. 10.00

Woman's Home Missionary Union of N. Y. by Mrs. J. J. Pearsall, Treas.: Albany, Home Circle 5.00 Aquebogue, L. S. 10.00 Brooklyn. Central Ch. L. B. S., to const. Mrs. W. C. PECKHAM L.M. 50.00 Brooklyn. Sab. Sch. East Ch. 20.00 Gloversville. L. B. A. 30.00 Gloversville. Jun. C. E. 5.00 New York. Broadway Tabernacle, S. W. W. 54.00 Poughkeepsie, L. H. M. S. 20.00 Schenectady. L. M. S. 35.00 ——— 229.00 ————- $1,685.92

ESTATE.

Gloversville. Estate of Sarah B. Place. Specific, 1,000; Residue, 7,500, less Expenses, 56.25, 7,443.75, by Daniel B. Judson and Wm. H. Place, Executors 8,443.75 ————— $10,129.67

NEW JERSEY, $217.10.

Dunellen. Mrs. Lane. Lamp for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. East Orange. First Cong. Ch. 2.00 Passaic. First Cong. Ch. 25.10 Princeton. Prof. Wm. A. Packard, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 10.00

Woman's Home Missionary Union of the N. J. Ass'n. Mrs. J. H. Denison, Treas.: Montclair. First Cong. Ch. W. H. M. S. 180.00

PENNSYLVANIA, $235.67.

Arnot. Cong. Ch. 3.40 Braddock. Cong. Ch., 4.25; Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., 5.02 9.27 Canton. H. Sheldon, for Share Jubilee Fund 50.00 Germantown. Mrs. L. Smith, 1; Miss Dolphus, 1, for Gloucester Sch. 2.00 Philadelphia. Theodore Bliss, for 2 Shares Jubilee 100.00 Fund Philadelphia. Burnham, Williams & Co., 25; R. C. Ogden, 25; Miss M. Blanchard, 10; A. F. Stevens, 5; Miss E. W. Stevens, 5, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 70.00 Pittsburg. I. F. Crawford, 50c.; W. E. Van Bownhorst, 50c., for Gloucester Sch. 1.00

OHIO, $421.89.

Akron. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. for Moorhead, Miss. Akron. Missionary Society of First Cong. Ch., Box Bedding for Tougaloo, Miss. Amherst. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 3.60 Ashland. J. O. Jennings 10.00 Bellevue. First Cong. Ch. 12.23 Bellevue. First Cong. Ch., Jubilee Offering 6.73 Berea, Strongsville, and Rockport. Cong. Churches, Union, Jubilee Offering 17.00 Castalia. W. Story 1.00 Chardon. First Cong. Ch., 7.65; Y. P. S. C. E. of F. C. Ch., 3 10.65 Cleveland. Union Cong. Ch. 5.00 Cleveland. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Mrs. H. C. Beffenger, Bbl. C., for Wilmington, N. C. Coitsville. Geog. Hall Mission, for Student Aid, 3.75 Talladega C. Collinwood. C. E. Society, for Student Aid, Tougaloo 3.00 U. Columbus. Sab. Sch. Plymouth Cong. Ch., 21; Washington Av. Welsh Ch., 12; Mrs. F. W. Wallis, 1 34.00 Dover. Mrs. Arthur Weston, Bibles and Testaments, for Tougaloo U. Jefferson. Cong. Ch. (1 of which from "A Friend") 13.05 Kingsville. Mrs. S. C. Kellogg, for Mountain Work, 10; Miss Eliza Stewart Comings, 10 20.00 Mansfield. Mrs. J. Calhoun, for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 5.00 Mantua. Miss Caroline M. Davis 1.00 Mount Vernon. Cong. Ch., Jubilee Offering 56.00 Newark. Plym. Cong. Ch., 15.30, Jubilee Fund; L. M. Soc. of Plym. Ch., 20.20 35.50 New London. Cong. Ch. 3.43 Oberlin. Second Cong. Ch. 27.14 Oberlin. Second Cong. Ch. Miss'y Soc., Blouse Waists for S. Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C. Oberlin. Wm. M. Mead, for Mountain Work 10.00 Oberlin. Mrs. W. P. Kennedy, Bbl. for Moorhead, Miss. Painesville. First Cong. Ch. 25.05 Painesville. Miss M. Evans, for Macon, Ga. 5.00 Painesville. "Friends," Box C. for Storrs Sch., Atlanta, Ga. Rootstown. Mrs. C. N. Seymour 10.00 Springfield. Lagonda Av. Cong. Ch., 2.50; Lagonda Av. Cong. Ch. L. M. Soc., 1; "Jubilee Offering," 1 4.50 Sweden. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Morris 2.00 Vermillion. Jr. C. E. Soc. 1.15 Wellston Cong. Ch., by H. Bevan, Sec., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 1.30 Willoughby. F. A. Page 2.00 Windham. Ladies' Helping Hand Soc., of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. and freight 75 cts., for Pleasant Hill, .75 Tenn. Youngstown. Elm St. Cong. Ch. 5.00 ——. "Friend in Ohio" for Indian M., Jubilee Offering 1.70

Ohio Woman's Home Missionary Union, by Mrs. G. B. Brown, Treas. Akron. W. M. S. 20.00 Austinburg. W. M. S. 5.00 Brecksville. W. M. S. 3.00 Cleveland. Euclid, Y. L. M. S. 5.00 Madison. W. H. M. S. 15.00 Marietta. Harmar, W. H. M. S., for Indian Schp. 15.00 Oberlin. Second Ch. Sab. Sch. 7.50 Oberlin. First, L. A. S. 5.00 Toledo. Central Ch., W. M. U., 5; Busy Bees, 1 6.00 Toledo. Boys' Home 3.86 ——— 85.36

INDIANA, $6.80.

Andrews. Cong. Ch. Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 2.00 Ridgeville. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 3.80 Versailles. Mrs. B. N. Rebuck, for Mrs. J. D. Nichols, deceased 1.00

ILLINOIS, $694.89.

Albion. Mrs. James Green, 3; Mrs. P. W. Wallace, 1 4.00 Aurora. New Eng. Cong. Ch., 17.60; New Eng. Ch., W. M. S., 29.78 47.38 Aurora. First Cong. Ch. Y. P. S. C. E., for King's Mountain, N. C. 18.00 Champaign. First Cong. Ch. 43.36 Chandlersville. Cong. Ch. 52.96 Chicago. First Cong. Ch., 57.11; South Ch., W. H. M. U., 49.40 (30 of which to const. MRS. J. L. McKEEVER L.M.); D. S. Munger, 10; Ch. of the Redeemer C. E. Soc., 5 121.51 Chicago. Mrs. F. E. Cutler, 4; Miss Susan R. Cutler, 4, for Theo. Student Aid, Talladega C. 8.00 Chicago. Prof. F. R. Nichols, for enlargement of building, Memphis, Tenn. 5.00 Chicago. Bundle Blankets for Moorhead, Miss. Earlville. "J. A. D." 25.00 Englewood. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid, Williamsburg Acad., Ky 10.00 Englewood. North Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., etc., for Beaufort, N. C. Forest. Cong. Ch. 9.66 Geneseo. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Griggsville. Cong. Ch. 9.31 Hyde Park. Mrs. H. C. Gould .50 Jacksonville. Woman's Miss'y Soc., for Macon, Ga. 14.00 Jacksonville. Mrs. George L. Roberts 5.00 Lawn Ridge. By Geo. M. Sims, Treas., Cong. Ch. .75 La Salle. Mrs. F. X. Kilduff. Box C. for Tougaloo, Miss. Maywood. C. E. of Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, 10.00 Tillotson C. Metropolis. Trinity Cong. Ch. 2.65 Oglesby. E. T. Bent, 10; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bent, $15, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 25.00 Ottawa. Sab. Sch., Cong. Ch. 5.90 Paxton. Mrs. J. B. Shaw, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 5.00 Richmond. Cong. Ch. 3.97 Rock Falls. Cong. Ch. 7.28 Saint Charles. Cong. Ch. 11.00 Summer Hill. Cong. Ch. 4.00 Sycamore. Hon. Henry Wood, for Austrian Crown, given by little Marie Kuchera, of Bohemia 10.00 Waukegan. German Cong. Ch. 5.00 Woodburn. A. L. Sturgess 10.00 Yorkville. Cong. Ch., 6.76; Cong. Sab. Sch., 1.68 8.44 Yorkville. Miss Elizabeth J. Lane, Jubilee Offering 5.00

Illinois Woman's Home Missionary Union, Mrs. L. A. Field, Treas.: Atkinson. W. M. S. 20.00 Champaign. Jr. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 10.00 Chicago. New England W. M. S. 20.00 Chicago. Lincoln Park W. M. S. 5.25 Chicago. Bethlehem W. M. S. 2.00 Evanston. W. M. S. (10 of which Bequest of Mrs. Chloe B. Wells) 28.00 Glencoe. C. E. Soc. 17.15 Jacksonville. Jr. C. E. Soc., for Hospital, Fort Yates, N. D. 2.50 La Salle. C. E. Soc. 5.00 Marshall. W. M. S. 2.00 Oak Park. W. M. S. 9.20 Odell. W. M. S. 10.00 Rockford. Second Ch. W. M. S. 33.10 Rockford. First Ch. W. M. S. 21.46 Waukegan. W. M. S. 10.00 Waukegan. C. E. Soc. 1.36 ——. Clara and Edward Doocy .20 ——- $197.28

MICHIGAN, $554.69.

Ann Arbor. First Cong. Ch. 43.35 Calumet. First Cong. Ch. 61.33 Chassell. Cong. Ch. 11.00 Clinton. Y. P. S. C. E., by E. A. Carney, Treas. 12.50 Detroit. First Cong. Ch., Ladies' Soc., Bbl. C. for Greenwood, S. C. Grand Haven. Miss Margaret Lewis, for furnishing new hall, Tillotson C. 4.25 Greenville. Mrs. R. C. Ellsworth, 10; "A Friend," 1 11.00 Marshall. Mrs. J. S. Stout 5.00 Olivet. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., 15; Benev. Soc. of Cong. Ch., 5, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 20.00 Olivet. Y. W. C. A., for Student Aid, Lexington, Ky. 4.00 Port Huron. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day Offering 10.00 Ransom. Cong. Ch. 4.48 Scio Centre. Sab. Sch., by Robt. G. Lyon, Sec. 2.76 Stanton. Jubilee Offering, by Rev. W. C. Burns 4.44 West Bay City. John Bourn, for Alaska M., and to const. REV. J. G. GRABIEL and THOMAS R. SHAVER L.M's 100.00

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Michigan, by Mrs. E. F. Grabill, Treas. Allegan. W. M. S. 2.50 Armada. L. A. S. .50 Benton Harbor, Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid, Santee Indian Sch. 4.00 Cheboygan. W. H. M. S. 3.50 Kalamazoo. Jr. Y. P. S. C. E., for Student Aid, Santee Indian Sch. 2.50 Lansing. Plymouth, Y. M. Guild, for Student Aid, Santee Indian Sch. 4.18 Manistee. Young Woman's Guild, for Indian Schp. 25.00 Maybee. L. A. S. and W. H. M. U. .15 ——— 42.33 ———- $336.44

ESTATE.

Niles. Estate of Dr. James Lewis 218.25 ———- $554.69

IOWA, $392.01.

Algona. King's Daughters, 10; Mrs. H. E. Stacy, 6, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 16.00 Atlantic. Mrs. W. Sanford for Student Aid, Fisk U. 25.00 Belle Plain. Mrs. Winterstein, Bbl. of C. for Marion, Ala. Burlington. Cong. Ch., 111.50; Miss Mercy Lewis, 50c. 112.00 Cedar Rapids. Mrs. J. C. Brocksmit 5.00 Cedar Rapids. "Willing Workers," for Student Aid, Beach Inst. 2.00 Corning. Rev. and Mrs. A. M. Beeman, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 25.00 Davenport. Mrs. E. J. Rowell, for Indian M., Independence, N. D. 5.00 Decorah. First Cong. Ch. 22.48 DeWitt, First Cong. Ch. 5.25 Eldora. Rev. and Mrs. Evarts Kent, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 5.00 Eldora. C. M. Duren, Pkg. Sewing Material for Beach Inst. Fort Dodge. Cong. Ch. 26.00 Garner. Cong. Ch. 8.55 Grinnell. W. H. M. U., for Student Aid, Talladega C. 10.00 Grinnell. Y. P. S. C. E. of Cong. Ch. 1.00 Independence. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Independence. S. S. Class of First Cong. Ch., 4, by Miss Grace Potwin; Mrs. E. M. Potwin, Pkg. Sch. Cards, for Student Aid, Beach Institute 4.00 Le Grand. Miss L. M. Craig 9.07 McIntire. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for freight to Savannah, Ga. 1.50 Postville. Jr. C. E. Soc., for Student Aid, Beach Inst. 2.00 Postville. Bbl. C. for Meridian, Miss.

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