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The American Missionary

JANUARY, 1896

Vol. L

No. 1



CONTENTS

EDITORIAL.

THE NEW YEAR, 1 PAMPHLETS AND SPEECHES, 2 JUBILEE BELL BANK, 3 MEETING WOMAN'S BUREAU—CLIPPINGS, 3

THE CHINESE.

ENDEAVOR TESTIMONIES, 4

IN MEMORIAM.

PROF. GEO. L. WHITE, 6 MISS ADA M. SPRAGUE, 7 MRS. N. D. MERRIMAN—MISS LILLIAN BEYER, 8

BUREAU OF WOMAN'S WORK.

ANNUAL MEETING—REPORT OF SECRETARY, 9 ADDRESS OF MRS. SYDNEY STRONG, 13 ADDRESS OF MISS ANNETTE P. BRICKETT, 15 EXTRACTS FROM ADDRESS, MISS H. S. LOVELAND, 18 ADDRESS OF MRS. HARRIS, 20 EXTRACTS FROM ADDRESS OF MRS. WOODBURY, 21

WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS 23

RECEIPTS, 25

NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION, Bible House, Ninth St. and Fourth Ave., New York.

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.

SAMUEL 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. JANUARY, 1896. No. 1.

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1846. THE NEW YEAR. 1896.

Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-six brings in the Jubilee Year of the American Missionary Association. What marked changes have taken place between 1846 and 1896, even in the range of events with which the Association is connected! Then the great gold discoveries in California had not been made; then little was done by the Church or the Government for the Indian; then the Southern mountaineers were hunting and fishing, innocent of schools and railroads; then slavery dominated the land, oppressing the slave and aiming to crush free thought and speech in the North.

Now how changed! As to slavery, for example. The war and emancipation have written a new page on our national history. But emancipation only battered down the prison doors and sent forth the millions of ignorant, helpless and vicious people—a menace to the Republic and a reproach to the Church, if left in their degraded condition, but presenting a most hopeful field for humane and Christian effort. The facts made an appeal for immediate and effective work and the American Missionary Association sprang into the task. Hundreds of refined and Christian women lent their aid and toiled in the uplifting of the needy, amid the scorn and hatred of the white people, while the churches and benevolent friends responded with the means. The Association has followed up this Christlike beginning by the planting of permanent institutions—schools and churches—and the good effects are becoming apparent in the multitude of industrious, prosperous and educated colored people, the hopeful and helpful leaders of their race. But their advancement only reveals the yet unreached masses behind them as hopeful if promptly met, and as helpless if neglected, as those that preceded them.

This good work is at its crowning point—to push forward is victory, to halt is disaster. But the Association feels the pressure of the hard times. It owes a debt of nearly $100,000, and needs four times as much to sustain the work now in hand. Nevertheless, there is no cause for discouragement in all this. There is vast wealth in the nation, and a large share of it is in the hands of those who are more or less directly connected with the Christian Church, and who are liberal in their gifts when worthy objects are fairly brought to their attention. It is true that there are those whose resources are restricted by the present stagnation in business. This, however, gives the opportunity for Christian self-denial. The relief for imperiled Christian work will come if those who are prospered will give of their abundance, while those less favored will imitate the Macedonians of whom Paul speaks, whose "deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality." Self-denial is not a lost virtue in the Church of Christ.

We make our appeal for relief during this Jubilee year. Already large correspondence has been had with pastors of churches and others, and the responses are very cheering, giving promise of most efficient helpfulness. We hope, therefore, that our next Annual Meeting—our fiftieth anniversary, to be held in Boston—will have the enthusiasm of a Jubilee deliverance from the bondage of hampering limitations, and give a new impulse to our labors for the emancipation of those still in the bondage of ignorance and vice.

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PAMPHLETS AND SPEECHES.

Our recent annual meeting has furnished a large number of papers and addresses, covering, in a wide range, the various parts of the work of this Association. Some of these have already appeared in the December number of THE MISSIONARY, and a portion of them will be reprinted in pamphlet or leaflet form, especially those from the field workers or which relate directly to field operations. Besides these, some of the valuable addresses not thus printed will be issued in pamphlet form, and all of them are freely offered to our constituents on application! We give below a somewhat complete list of these documents with the name of the author and the title of the address:

The Freedman Truly Free Only by Christian Education: Pres. MERRILL E. GATES. Ownership and Service: Secretary F. P. WOODBURY. The Indian Factor in the Indian Problem: Secretary C. J. RYDER. Last Decade of A. M. A. Work in the South: Dist. Secretary JOS. E. ROY. Christianization of the "Inferior Races:" President J. B. ANGELL. The Chinese in America an Element in Christianizing China: Rev. WILLARD SCOTT, D.D. Plea for Hope and Courage: Rev. W. E. C. WRIGHT, D.D. Educational Work in the South: President W. G. BALLANTINE. Mountain School Work: Prof. C. M. STEVENS. After Twenty-five years in Negro Education: Prof. A. K. SPENCE. The Financial Problem: Rev. J. M. STURTEVANT, D.D. Indian Work: Rev. G. W. REED. Story of a Young Indian: JONAS SPOTTED-BEAR. Reciprocal Interests and Responsibilities of the Indian and White Man: Rev. NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, D.D. Southern Church Missions: Rev. H. M. LADD, D.D. Progress and Needs of the Negro Race: Rev. GEORGE W. MOORE. New Mission Churches: Rev. GEORGE H. HAINES. Brothers and a Story: Rev. JOSIAH STRONG, D.D. A Plea for the Chinese Work of the A. M. A.: Rev. J. K. MCLEAN, D.D.

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JUBILEE BELL BANK.

The American Missionary Association has prepared a Bell Bank for the use of Sunday-schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, etc., which it is ready to distribute freely on application.

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MEETING OF THE WOMAN'S BUREAU.

As usual, the January number of the MISSIONARY is devoted to the addresses and papers delivered at the meeting of the Bureau of Woman's Work, at Detroit, Mich. We are sure our readers will be gratified with the reports which we give of these very telling papers and speeches. They set forth distinctly the work of this Bureau and the needs and prospects of the various peoples to whom its labors are devoted. The Bureau is commending itself more and more as a valuable assistant in reaching the hearts and moving the sympathies of the Christian women of our churches, thus securing enlarged contributions.

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CLIPPINGS FROM FIELD CORRESPONDENCE.

THE SOUTH.

From Allen Normal School, Thomasville, Ga.:

Every year of experience in the work strengthens my conviction of the uncounted value of the work done in the American Missionary Association schools in just the matter of fitting young men and women to go to these country places, to carry to the multitudes of their own race, whose lives are miserably darkened by ignorance and superstition, the light which they have received.

From Lincoln School, Meridian, Miss.:

God is giving us great encouragement. No year has yet brought us as great pleasure as this in seeing the fruits of our work. Eight of our last year's graduates entered Tougaloo and Fisk. Better than this—for we do not expect the greater part of our pupils will enter higher institutions—more than forty of our students are now teaching. Nearly every school in Kemper County is supplied with teachers from our school. Several of our young men are seriously considering the going as mission teachers into the darkest part of the great Black Belt.

THE MOUNTAIN FIELD.

From one of our mountain academies comes the following good message that will interest all the loyal Endeavorers throughout the land:

"Last Sunday at our Young People's meeting a vigorous beginning was made to the organization of a Christian Endeavor Society. Young men active in religious meetings made the move and organized."

The following lines are used in one of the Sunday-schools in Connecticut, which has recently given its birthday pennies to work among the mountain children in the South. Their contribution goes to help provide a building for the Christian instruction of a large number of Highland lads and lassies in Tennessee. We thoroughly appreciate gifts that come with the evident spirit of consecration that accompanies these birthday pennies:

Jesus sat beside the treasury, Saw the pennies as they came, Knew the hands that love to bring them For the sake of His dear name. Jesus, bless the ones we bring Thee, Give them something sweet to do; May they help someone to love Thee; Jesus, may we love Thee, too.

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The Chinese.

ENDEAVOR TESTIMONIES.

BY REV. W. C. POND, D.D.

It seems to me that nothing else should so much interest the friends of our Chinese Mission, as to get glimpses of the inner life, the Christian purposes, the ways of thinking which characterize those whom we report as giving evidence of conversion, and, perhaps, not otherwise can such glimpses be given than by jotting down some of the testimonies borne by them in their Y. P. S. C. E. meetings.

I myself have heard very many such which I have wished I could reproduce in the hearing of those whose gifts sustain our work, but that I may not seem to have gleaned the remarkable ones from the whole field, I will take only those recently reported to me from our Los Angeles Mission by its faithful and efficient teacher, Mrs. Rice. It must be noted that these were all made under the embarrassments attendant upon speaking in English, to them a strange and but half-learned tongue.

1. "I enjoy C. E. very much. When you in trouble, your friend let you have money; when you get money you pay him back. So friends and teachers help us. Now they want us to give few words. They like to know how much I know Christ. Another thing: China never show us the way to Heaven. This country help us. God gave his only Son. We ought to thank Him and give him our words."

2. "If you in strange place and look for hotel, may-be get in bad one; some friend show you good one, be very thankful. Christ show way to Heaven. We be very thankful."

3. "Ten days ago I read in paper—C. E. Society started in China. I felt very glad. When I visited China few years ago, did not know about it. I tell few friends words about great Creator of world. He made everything. He made good and evil. Some people ask me why God make evil. I tell him so people choose. I used to choose evil things, worship idols, and such things. Then I come Mission school, learn to sing; best of all, read Bible, and I read Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and I choose good. I am glad I know Jesus is the way."

4. An Exposition, Matt. 16:19. "I will give thee the keys," etc. "Don't lose your key. If you lose your key you can't get home. Not take care [i. e. carelessly] I lost my key for P. O. box. Had to ask for another. Have great trouble for lose your key, but if you do, ask your Father in heaven. He give you another."

5. "I will explain how to go to heaven. Remember how I found the way to cook. First I make some cake. I not know how much eggs and how much sugar. Sometimes good and sometimes bad. After while I ask friend all about make cake. He good cook. He tell me how much eggs, how much flour, and how long bake. Then I have no trouble. So ask Jesus how to go to heaven. He tell me and I have no trouble."

6. "We, brethren, go out all day, working hard. When it come night, we all come here to our home [i. e. the Mission House]. It like fader and moder to us."

7. One of our brethren was greatly moved one night over a letter just received from his father acknowledging the receipt of $20, which he had sent in accordance with his custom of remitting regularly toward the support of his parents. His father asked him to send more in order that he might "buy him a new son who would worship ancestors." He said: "I am his only child. My father rather I smoke opium, gamble and drink, only so I give up Jesus and serve ancestors. I am not that way. I never give up my religion so long as I live. I did explain to them to be a Christian very much, but they not want to change. I wish I never got that letter. I do pray much for them. I pray for them every night."

Teachers in any of our missions who succeed in persuading their pupils to speak at the Endeavor meetings in English will all recognize in the above testimonies counterparts of such as they have often heard. I am not surprised to have one of them, who has recently entered into this service, write: "The longer I teach the better I like the work and realize the grand possibilities in it. Oh! if only I can bring my scholars to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!" She is doing this, and so are all the others in our noble band.

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In Memoriam.

PROFESSOR GEORGE L. WHITE.

Twenty-four years ago a choir of colored singers, young men and women, went forth from Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., and introduced a peculiar variety of songs and music, which they and their successors have carried with eclat well-nigh round the world. They not only awoke the enthusiasm of vast audiences in the large cities of America and Europe, but they were invited to sing before the mightiest monarchs and the most distinguished people on the other side of the water. These singers were endowed richly with the sweet and mellow voices that nature has given to their race, but they had also a training under a most skillful and magnetic teacher, Professor George L. White. He not only had genius as a teacher of music, but a profound faith in God that prompted him to undertake a seemingly hopeless enterprise, without adequate means and with little encouragement from others.

He was born in Cadiz, N. Y., in 1833, and was a member of the 73d Ohio regiment. He fought in the battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, and his life was always characterized by a spirit of loyal devotion to his country. At the close of the war he held office in the Freedmen's Bureau and was appointed to be the first treasurer of Fisk University. After training his singers, he started with them on their journey, stopping in Cincinnati and in Oberlin where they were welcomed by the first National Congregational Council; thence eastward, scarcely paying expenses, until they reached Brooklyn, where Henry Ward Beecher gave them an audience completely packing his great church, thus indorsing them for their future career. Their first trip through this country netted $20,000, and a second "campaign" in Great Britain and on the Continent was even more successful. As the result of all the efforts of the Jubilee Singers at home and abroad under different leaders, nearly $150,000 was realized, which was expended in grounds and buildings for Fisk University—an eloquent though silent monument to their remarkable undertaking. In 1881 Mr. White, while at Chautauqua with a band of singers, fell from a platform and suffered injuries from which he never wholly recovered. For several years he has been at Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y., where he has performed a work of great personal influence and endeared himself to all those with whom he came in contact. Mr. White died suddenly November 9, being stricken with paralysis. Services were held in the chapel of Sage College, and also at Fisk University, where some of the original band of singers rendered some of the old Jubilee hymns. He was buried at Fredonia, N. Y., and the interment service was held in the Presbyterian church. A useful career of a consecrated man has terminated amid the sorrows of many friends who yet do not mourn without hope.

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MISS ADA M. SPRAGUE.

Another of our faithful workers has finished her work and gone to her rest. On the 23d of November Miss Ada M. Sprague, assistant in the normal department of the Ballard School at Macon, Ga., breathed her last after a brief illness of two weeks. She leaves a widowed mother and twin sister. She has gone in the prime of her young womanhood and in the midst of her usefulness. But she has left behind the example of a consecrated life which will endure.

Miss Sprague was born in Keene, Ohio, November 15, 1863. She was of New England ancestry. Her first experience in teaching was in a country school near her home, where she was very successful. She afterward went to college in Wooster, Ohio, but before she completed her course her father died and she was obliged to give up her studies and find some employment. For the following three or four years she worked in the Pension Office at Columbus, Ohio. Then, offering her services to the American Missionary Association, she was appointed to a position in Tillotson College at Austin, Texas, where she labored faithfully for four years. In October of this year she went to Macon, Ga., where she did her work thoroughly up to within two weeks of her death. She will be sadly missed by the mother, whose main dependence she was, and by the many friends she had made wherever she had lived and labored.

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MRS. N. D. MERRIMAN.

On the 1st of October, 1895, on the anniversary of her entering upon work as a teacher in Burrell School, at Selma, Ala., we buried Mrs. Narcissa Dorsey Merriman, wife of Professor James A. Merriman, of the class of '91, Talladega. Mrs. Merriman took the full college course at Fisk University, graduating in 1891. Professor Spence was for four years her instructor in Greek and leader of the Mozart Society, in which she was soprano soloist. He writes: "Let us thank God it was light with her at the evening of life." This was indeed true. A few hours before the end, when seemingly at the very brink, strength was given to sing in her remarkably clear, flute-like tones the verse, "God moves in a mysterious way." We sang this at her funeral; also by her request, "O mother, dear Jerusalem." These constituted a part of the memorial service at Fisk also.

Miss Dorsey taught in '91-2 at Beaumont, Texas; '92-3-4 in Birmingham, Ala., and '94-5 in Burrell. In all these places she will long be remembered for her gift of song, scholarly attainment and genial bearing—a lovely woman. Besides a sorrowing husband she left a widowed mother, bereft of her only child, and a helpless infant three weeks old, thus seeming to lay down her work at the very dawn of great usefulness in home and society.

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MISS LILLIAN BEYER.

Miss Lillian Beyer, who taught in the Warner Institute at Knoxville, Tenn., last year, under this Association, died on November 29, and was laid to rest December 2. A week before her death she had every appearance of good health. She had secured a position as city missionary in the neighborhood in which she used to live in New York, and was expecting to begin her life work there on the very day on which she was buried. But a few days before she was attacked with a violent fit of coughing and grew rapidly worse, falling asleep two days later, on her twenty-fifth birthday.

Her pastor writes: "The funeral was held in the chapel on Sunday evening. A great company gathered, and I trust that impressions were received which will bear fruit in the coming years. It is our prayer that those who did not yield to her life and her teaching may bow before this mysterious Providence. While preparing for her life work, Miss Beyer had done considerable missionary labor, and a bright prospect was before her—shall I not rather say is before her."

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Bureau of Woman's Work.

MISS D. E. EMERSON, SECRETARY.

ANNUAL MEETING.

One of the interesting sessions of the American Missionary Association at Detroit was the Woman's Meeting, which was held from two to four o'clock on Thursday afternoon before the same large audience that had already listened for two days to the varied accounts of work on the mission field.

The devotional exercises were led by Miss Mallory, a deaconess of the First Church. Six of the Women's State Organizations were reported, viz. Maine, by Mrs. Woodbury, president; Massachusetts and Rhode Island, by Miss Bridgman, treasurer; Ohio, by Mrs. Brown, treasurer; Illinois, by Mrs. Claflin, president; Minnesota, by Miss Brickett, delegate; Michigan, by Mrs. Davis, delegate. We were privileged in having with us other officers of some of these Unions, Michigan especially being represented by president, secretary and treasurer. All brought words of hope, and some of the crisp sentences from the lips of these devoted home workers for missions will not soon be forgotten by those who heard them.

Following the reports from State Unions, Mrs. Sydney Strong, of Cincinnati, president of the Ohio Union, gave a very interesting and helpful address on woman's work throughout the country. Then came the annual report of the Bureau of Women's Work, and missionary addresses from the field. The sweet Jubilee singing by the young women from Nashville, Tenn., added to the enjoyment of the occasion.

We regret that the limit of the magazine pages will not allow the addresses in full, but we hope to furnish some of them in pamphlet form. The paper by Miss Mitchell, of Blowing Rock, N. C., will be printed thus.

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Following the woman's meeting, a children's meeting was conducted, which held the close attention of the little ones for an hour with vivid descriptions of the children of Alaska and China, the Indian boys and girls, and of the mountain and negro children of the South.

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REPORT OF SECRETARY.

We come to this Annual Meeting with hearts full of gratitude to the many friends who have stood by this work in its emergency, and with praise to Him who daily beareth our burdens, and who we believe is unto us a God of deliverances. True, every passing month of the year just closed has sounded the ominous word "Debt," and the burdens consequent have been many and heavy; it has been hard to see the missionary work so repressed and cramped when opportunities for development offered on every side. But it has been glorious to watch its wonderful power and accomplishment even in its too restricted limitation. Surely a blessing followed the offerings of those who remembered this A. M. A. field with their gifts especially of "money consecrated to the Lord's work." Some, we have reason to believe, in giving "their slender mite for love of Him," gave much.

Thirty-one of the forty-two State Unions have made cash contributions to the Association's work during the year, but this does not represent in full the aid given. Four hundred and eighty-six barrels have been sent to the various fields, and while all have contained useful articles, some have been packed with valuable supplies of house linen for the boarding-halls and goods for the industrial classes.

The Secretary has presented the work frequently at missionary meetings, and series of meetings were planned for her and for missionaries from the field, in several of the States. In this the officers of the State organizations cooperated cordially, and were most helpful in arranging appointments among the auxiliaries. There is evident need of the work being made known by personal presentation. Missionary literature has been freely distributed, and letters from the field have been sent out in response to contributions wherever desired. The system of missionary letter-writing entails not a little of care and burden upon both missionaries and secretary, but it brings the missionaries and home workers into closer sympathy, and provides interesting information for missionary meetings. We acknowledge thankfully the consideration shown when letters have been unavoidably delayed, and the many expressions of appreciation of the missionary news.

Through the circulation of the letters and printed leaflets you have had many glimpses of the schools, churches, prayer-meetings, Sunday-schools, Endeavor meetings and the homes of the people in the South, on the Indian reservations, the Pacific Coast and Alaska. We trust it has been a joy to you to make the work so much your very own by the share you have had in sustaining it and watching its development.

There is a very precious part of this missionary work, however, that lies beyond the boundaries of our one hundred and seventeen schools. A hint of it may be seen in the following to her teacher from a former colored student, now the wife of a Congregational minister in the A. M. A. church service. It represents hundreds of cases equally gratifying of those who, through the beneficent work of the American Missionary Association, to-day fill positions of influence and usefulness in the various walks of life. The writer says: "The work here I enjoy very much, nevertheless there are many discouraging things in connection with it. But then I know we cannot always have smooth sailing. If everything was all smooth there would be no need of much work. I am only too glad to do something for the Master, though I know I am one that is fitted only to quietly fill in a little chink in the great work that is to be done. When I remember that we are not all given the same number of talents, I am somewhat encouraged to go on with the work, content to do little unnoticed acts in the name of the Master. I remember, too, that what I am, you are the one who was instrumental in making me. The Lord has a great reward for you for your patience and kind dealing with me."

"Little, unnoticed acts in the name of the Master." Think of it—that these colored boys, girls and mountain youth, Indians and Chinese, to the number of thirteen thousand annually, are through this American Missionary Association brought under such Christian training that a large proportion go forth to use their talents, be they great or small, in the name of the Master. What better could we do for either of these races than to support liberally a work that, preparing the youth for the practical duties of life, sends them forth to exert their influence among their people for the love of Christ and In His Name.

It has been a year of advance in contributions from the organizations of Woman's Work, and while this has been a welcome and valuable aid to the A. M. A. treasury, it is also a cheering indication of what these organizations may be able to do the next year and the next with increasing knowledge of the mission field, increasing interest and ability. The cash receipts, through the State organizations, have been $21,213.95, and directly from local societies and mission bands, $4,124.66, a total of $25,338.61. We give a tabulated statement from which it will be seen that nine of the State organizations now measure their dollars for the A. M. A. by the thousand, and some of those in the list immediately following we hope will soon join the thousand-dollar rank.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island $4,853.89 New York 2,530.06 Ohio 1,893.29 Maine 1,708.02 Connecticut 1,517.05 Iowa 1,231.54 Illinois 1,184.17 Vermont 1,134.00 Missouri 1,019.96 Minnesota 851.61 New Jersey 589.35 Michigan 528.28 New Hampshire 527.57 Wisconsin 466.63 Nebraska 274.39 Southern California 207.85 Kansas 199.32 California 102.10 South Dakota 85.92 Colorado 82.05 Louisiana 45.52 Pennsylvania 35.00 Alabama 30.00 North Carolina 29.90 Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky 20.25 Washington 20.00 Indiana 15.00 North Dakota 11.50 Black Hills, S. D. 6.28 Wyoming 5.75 New Mexico 1.60

In assigning these contributions to some definite portion of the work, as has been desired, the choice has naturally been the support of women as missionary teachers, forty-five having been thus assigned. The total number of missionaries in the A. M. A. churches and schools is six hundred and forty-nine. The churches number two hundred and twelve. The schools number one hundred and seventeen, and the five hundred and thirty teachers engaged in them, many of whom preach as well as teach, are indeed too few for the broad lines of instruction, the varied industrial training, the intellectual and spiritual, or, to use a favorite expression, the training of "head, hand and heart." But it is often noticeable how cheerfully these missionaries meet the increasing demands upon their strength, forgetful of self, in their intense desire for the good of their pupils, that, intelligent, industrious, virtuous, all may go out to their life-work, whatever and wherever it may be, in the name of the Master.

But what of those who are not gathered into these Christian schools? Longing, praying and pleading to enter, what if the doors are closed against them because they have no money, no influence, and in their time of need, no friends? Our hearts ache that such should have been the bitter experience of any the past year. But it is too true. With no means of their own and no friend to aid them, hundreds have been turned back to darkness when they wanted light; turned back because there was none to help.

The opportunities of the year just closed we may not reclaim, but we are beginning a new year with its new opportunities. The colored people, eager for improvement, struggling with poverty, appeal for schools and churches, but it costs $400 for each teacher or minister. The Indians want their children to come into the mission schools where they may learn "the Jesus way," but it costs $150 for each pupil. The mountain people of the South, unlettered, simple-hearted, credulous, are the prey of Mormon missionaries, who are working zealously for converts, and, as one reports, with "good success." The antidote is Christian teachers and preachers, but here again is an average cost of $400. The Chinese field, besides the work for men in mission schools, presents an opportunity for women's work among twenty-five hundred Chinese women in San Francisco, who are accessible in their homes, and who respond gratefully to Christian sympathy and instruction. Was there ever such gracious opportunity to the Christian church to gather into the fold the "other sheep" of the Great Shepherd? He has said, "them also I must bring." Would He bring them in through us? Let us arouse ourselves that we may not so lose these opportunities God has given to win this land for Christ. We have done something, but it is so far short of the need. Our offerings—have they been so much a part of ourselves, have they cost us so much that they have been worthy tokens of love to our Lord?

The American Missionary Association has come to its fiftieth year of work and appeal for these to whom the gospel is to be preached, through church planting and Christian schools. It comes burdened with obligations for the work already done, and for that of the year just begun. Can we not, each one of us, double our gifts to this work in this A. M. A. Jubilee year? This, with one true self-denial offering from every woman in the Congregational church, and friend of the work, and not only shall the Association come next year to its fiftieth anniversary with rejoicing, but hundreds of new voices from the millions of people to whom we are sent, will join also in the song of Jubilee.

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ADDRESS OF MRS. SYDNEY STRONG.

A speaker at our Toledo meeting two years ago, when she had told of her life work in China, closed her remarks by saying: "American sisters, the women of China look to you for their examples of Christian womanhood. Do not disappoint them: for if you do, it will be the greatest blow foreign missions can have." During the past year, in our work in Ohio, when I have known so much of the needs over this broad land of ours, I have wondered continually what some of the Christian converts of China would think could they visit our shores and go into the mountains in our Southern land and see the women there, how perfectly ignorant they are, some of them not even knowing their alphabet, and, what is sadder still, not even knowing that they are hundreds of years behind the women living but a few miles from their mountain home. If these Chinese converts could go down from the mountains into the plains and see our negro sister there in her cabin home, and realize how she is oppressed and how so few there care for her soul; if they could go into the West and visit the Indians, and realize how America has treated the Indian, how she has given him land until she wanted it herself and then has taken it, and pushed him farther West until now she has him in a place where the land is so poor it is not likely she will ever want it; if they could go and see their Chinese sisters—their own flesh and blood—and realize that America had the opportunity right at her own door of teaching and raising up Christian Chinese women to go back and teach their own kindred the "old, old story," what do you suppose they would think of Christian America? My sisters, what do you think of it? Are these conditions due to lack of money? We can all give when we are interested. Poverty is a thing of comparison. We are all poor compared with our neighbor on the avenue, and we are all rich compared with our neighbor who lived on crusts of bread last week and knows not where her crusts are coming from this week. No, my friends, we can give when we are interested.

In this connection I have been thinking a little of a dear friend, who when asked if she could not increase her contribution to five dollars for the work this coming year, said: "Possibly I can another year, but this year I cannot, for I am going abroad and I have to economize." "Economy!" Is not that just the place it always begins? Can we look back over the last two years, those of us who have been affected by the hard times, and truthfully say that we did not begin at the giving end to economize? It seems to me that this is just where we all make our mistakes. Is not this just the reason why our church work is so cold and lifeless? We are trying to do Christ's work in man's way and we can no more do it than the Indian we are told about, who tried to run the machine controlled by electricity in his own way rather than in the way the inventor intended it to be run. God has given us a plan for doing this work and saving souls, and we are trying man's way rather than God's way. What is man's way? It is to do church work, go to missionary societies, and give—when we have time and money. What is God's way? "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, and prove me now herewith, saith your God, and see if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing." Have we done it? Have we brought the tithes all in?

We use much more wisdom in material things often than we do in spiritual things. Can we not learn a lesson from the farmer? What does God say to the farmer! "Sow, and ye shall also reap." But the farmer says, "I cannot; I haven't enough. If I had plenty I would sow, but I haven't. My family could not live as well as my neighbor; we could not set a good enough table; we might even have to go hungry." But the command comes again: "Sow, and ye shall also reap," and I venture to say that there is not a farmer in this country of ours but who would go hungry, yea, he and his children would go bare-footed, but he would take some portion of the grain that he had and throw it broadcast over his field, knowing that it would lie there and decay, but trusting in the Lord that it would come back to him after many days. Why cannot we use the same wisdom in spiritual matters?

But there is something that is of more value even than money. It seems to me that the one thing we need is more consecrated women in our churches, women that have more love for their Master and for his cause, women that do not do this work from a sense of duty, but because they love their Lord and Saviour. It seems to me we ought to put love in the same place where Christ put it, on the same pinnacle where Paul put it: "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not love, it profiteth me nothing; though I understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing; and though I give my body to be burned, and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing."

My dear friends, if we only had this love, this consecration, we would be interested in everything that interests our Master. And hearing of our sister in the mountains who knows nothing of him, we would hasten to go ourselves or make it easy for others to go and tell her of His love. And thinking of our colored sister in the South who is oppressed and down-trodden, if we loved Him we would hasten to go with joy and tell her of the yoke that is easy and the burden that is light. And remembering our Indian sister who is so in the dark and is so destitute of knowledge we would find a way to tell her of Him who is the light of the world. And knowing of our Chinese sister here on our shores, who looks forward to a heavenly home for her husband, though she has no such hope for herself, we would go and tell her—or see that some one else told her—of Him who said: "Whosoever cometh unto me shall have eternal life." Our work then would not be done from a sense of duty but as the expression of our love and joy, and all we would ask in return would be the words: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me."

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ADDRESS BY MISS ANNETTE P. BRICKETT.

In the few minutes which are assigned me in which to bring before you the work of our Indian mission and boarding school at Fort Berthold, among the Rees, Mandans and Gros Ventres, there is no time for me to discuss the "Indian Problem," about which I am not at all wise, nor to talk of the Indian character, nor to defend it against the numberless unjust opinions and popular newspaper and magazine prejudice with which you are all so familiar.

I think you want to know all that I shall have time to tell you of our past year's work, our encouragements, our difficulties and successes.

There has been an increasing spirit of loving, gentle, helpfulness among our school girls, both in the home and school life. We have all gladly noticed that our boys have become more courteous and thoughtful. Many of them have learned for the first time, under their wise and consecrated matron, the value of strict adherence to God's great law of obedience in the forming of manly characters and in the making of happy homes.

Our older Ree girls came back to school this fall more neatly and cleanly clad than ever before. Some of them made tasteful calico dresses for themselves with which to return to us. Several of these older girls, under the leadership of one of our ladies, organized themselves into a "Cleaning Club" at the close of school in July and have kept faithfully at work all through the vacation, each week meeting at a certain house and giving the poor little log home, with its mud-plugged walls and dirt floor a most vigorous and thorough "scrub." After the beds had been made up cleanly with sheets and pillow cases, which were in each case the property of the school girl at whose house they met, and putting up cheap scrim curtains at the two little windows, then these students of scrubology, on a stove, shining with a perhaps unprecedented coat of blacking, prepared before their somewhat dazed parents a neat and wholesome meal of such simple material as they had, set it out on a white covered table just as nicely as they are taught to do at school, and invited their parents to eat with them. This improvement has not been merely spontaneous. It was a principle of the society that each girl who had been thus assisted should do all in her power to keep the home clean and neat, and our girls have greatly delighted us by the brave way in which they have kept this pledge.

This past year several of our older boys and girls have, without urging or even suggestion from the teachers, told us of their earnest desire to go out into the world and attend a higher school. They were quite prepared to enter the school at Santee and though reminded of the opposition they would undoubtedly encounter in getting permission from their ignorant and in some cases heathen parents, as well as that of the Government Agent, they have still been quite determined. "Maimie," one of the girls, first asked consent of her uncle and aunt with whom she has her home. They both refused, being unwilling to have her go so far away and also to lose the small help which the little money Maimie earned by doing extra work at school brought to them. Both the uncle and aunt are members of our church and our prayers that Christian principle might triumph in this case and make these two an example to the rest were answered, for soon "Hand" and his wife "Alice" cheerfully went to the Agent and told him of their previous unwillingness but also of their present decision that they were glad to have Maimie go away and learn more of God's ways so that she might better teach and lead her people.

John, one of the boys, has met with much bitter opposition from his people who are under the influence of the Catholic priest at the Agency. They have forced him into the Government school, which is of a grade entirely below his present attainments, and he is much discouraged, but we still trust that God's plan for our boys and girls, into whose souls he has put these aspirations, will be worked out in His own time and way.

Our church members who are as yet but "babes in Christ" have had numerous testings this year, which, while they have been times of severe trial to us as well as to them, have been but passing clouds, which have only for a time hid from them the "Guiding Hand," and which has made them all the more strong and distinct as members of Christ's body.

There have been disappointments in the past year; a few of those from whom we hoped much have become careless and indifferent. But more have grown in spiritual strength and are manifesting the new spirit of godliness in their lives in many practical ways; in neater personal appearance, in better houses and cleaner homes, and in much more industrious attention to their farm work. The Christian women nearly all ride on the seat of their wagons beside their husbands and not squatted down behind in the old way which indicated their inferiority and degradation.

Our church and women's missionary organization have cheerfully contributed from exceedingly scanty means to all the branches of our Congregational work. While our school on account of the reduced appropriations has been reduced to forty-two pupils, our further outstation among the Mandan people, which for two years has been closed, has this fall been reopened, and one of the lady missionaries is already living among them in her little log house. Shall I speak of the needs of our school boys and girls? You patient mothers know so well what are the needs of forty-two play-loving active children, who wrestle, play football, tag, jump rope and barbed wire fences; and the needs of Indian boys and girls are nearly identical with those of the same number of white children.

I think I have never yet heard an Indian Christian man or woman offer a prayer in which I have not heard this petition, "Oh Father in Heaven bless all the white people who love us and send us these teachers to tell us of God's ways." Shall we not return their grateful thought, by loving prayers, generous and sympathetic interest and every practical aid?

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EXTRACTS FROM ADDRESS BY MISS HELEN S. LOVELAND.

I have come to tell you something of Orange Park, the town, the school established there, and the trouble connected with it. The village is situated on the west bank of the St. John's River, which at that point is a beautiful expanse of water three miles wide. Nature has been very prodigal in that section. The trees and plants are of a luxurious growth. Flowers are numerous. Every kind of fruit is plentiful. Because of these natural advantages, general climate and apparent fitness for orange growing, a Northern settlement was made. The people were from various Northern States. The principal industry was orange growing.

Five years ago when the Association was looking for a favorable place in Florida in which to locate a school, attention was drawn to this town. The place was selected because of its healthful situation and beautiful surroundings. The people in the town were anxious such a school should be established. To secure this the town voted the Association a considerable tract of land on which to build, and in addition a large wooded park. This was done with the understanding that all children in the town should be allowed to attend school.

The buildings belonging to the institution are a church, in which both white and colored people worship together; the Girls' Hall, in which the girls, teachers and matron live; in the rear of this, connected by a passage way, is the dining-room and kitchen; next, to the west, is the school building, containing the chapel, study room and recitation rooms; yet farther to the west of this is the Boys' Hall, in which the principal and his wife live, in charge of the boys. Back of the two last mentioned buildings is the shop where the boys do the industrial work.

The school has entered upon its fifth year. It has grown steadily and surely. The work done has been thorough and of a high grade. Up to the present time there have been in all 252 pupils connected with the school. There have been five teachers aside from the music, sewing and manual training teachers, principal and matron.

The students are instructed in the common school branches. The work in the normal grades is designed to prepare them for teaching. The girls have classes in sewing, are taught to care for their rooms, and each one does her own laundry work. A certain amount of time, whether in the dining-room, halls, kitchen or laundry, is required. In this plan there are two objects; to aid the pupils in paying their school expenses and to teach them the arts of housekeeping. Each boy is required to give especial care to his room. A certain amount of work is also required of them. It consists of yard work, carrying mail, sweeping school buildings, attending to the lamps, etc.

When there have been white boarding pupils they have had separate rooms and a separate table in the common dining-room.

Bible lessons are given twice a week by the pastor. A school prayer meeting is held every Thursday afternoon in the school chapel. In this meeting the majority of the pupils take part, and much interest is shown. The Christian Endeavor, however, is the most enthusiastic meeting in which the students engage. It is held in the chapel of the church, and attended by both town people and the school. The colored students have shown themselves efficient committee workers and leaders. There have been several conversions in the society, and there is great reason to be encouraged. It is in this field that personal work is needed and is effective. So the school is educating the pupil in different lines, industrial, intellectual, and religious.

Last May the Governor of Florida signed a bill, now well known, framed by Superintendent Sheats, of the State Educational Department, which was aimed directly at the Orange Park school. What Mr Sheats' real intentions are in regard to the colored race is but too plain. One can but perceive, if his policy is followed, that their education in Florida practically ceases. During the last session of the Florida Legislature he requested it to enact a law prohibiting any others than negroes from teaching schools for negroes, except in normal instruction in institutes and summer schools. This did not become a law, but it was not the superintendent's fault.

Last May in Lake County only nine candidates obtained certificates. There were sixty-seven schools to be supplied with teachers. This closed the schools. During last year one hundred and sixteen schools in the State, mostly colored, for the want of teachers were not held at all. A county official remarked that this examination law would probably "result in retiring nearly or quite all the colored teachers in a few years." Such a law "is a barbarous souvenir to make the country remember its bloody dealings with its black brother." "Though slavery is dead, its spirit yet lives; 'the serpent's head is crushed, but his tail still writhes, and sometimes it lashes out spitefully.'" We who are engaged in teaching in Orange Park are glad that the American Missionary Association is to test, and is already testing, the validity of this law. In contesting this law aimed at the Orange Park school, the Association takes up a question which has arisen before, but has never been settled. Theoretically, in the United States all men, whether white or black, enjoy equal civil liberties; practically, in the South, they do not. If the law is found to be unconstitutional, that will go a long way in establishing equal liberties for all.

Meanwhile the school continues as before. The school and the Association need your assistance. The great work before the Association requires both the money and the prayers of the Christian people.

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ADDRESS OF MRS. HARRIS,

GRADUATE OF FISK UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TENN.

Miss Emerson has invited me to say a few words to this meeting in behalf of the women of my own race. As I have sat here and listened to the helpful and sympathetic words which have been spoken, I have felt that I bore upon my heart the burden of gratitude of all the negro women in the South, certainly of all the women and girls who have been under the influence of such schools and such teachers as the American Missionary Association has supplied. I do wish that I could show you enough of the need and tell you enough about the results to encourage you in the magnificent work you are doing for womanhood, wifehood and motherhood among us. My own father, years ago, studied for a time in Fisk University before it was really Fisk University; my mother's people, her brothers and sisters, also studied in Fisk University, so they were very anxious that their children should be in the same institution. For that reason, as it meant a good deal out of the family purse to board three or four children in such an institution as that, eight or nine years ago the family moved from a little town in the northern part of Kentucky to Nashville. We were reared in a quiet Christian home and early placed in Fisk University.

I did not have an opportunity to come into personal contact with the class of colored people who make up the great mass in the South until after I had left school and gone to a little town in western Tennessee to teach. There I was placed in charge of the young women in the boarding department, and I sought to come most intimately in contact with their lives. Many of these young women came straight from the cotton plantations, and, although they could not sing and play as well as we who had been at Fisk, many of them boasted that they could handle a plow as well as a man. We undertook mission work in connection with the circle of King's Daughters which I organized among the girls, and the condition of the people as we found it in the two years I was there among the poor negroes of the city was very painful to me. Very often I came in from my visits in the poorer districts and closed the door of my room, feeling that I must leave it all to the Saviour, it seemed so discouraging and so much more than we could do. We found, among other things, that we needed to teach the women the most common and necessary habits of life, how to put the children to bed, how to feed and clothe them. Yet I would say that it is through the students of such schools as Fisk University that the Northern teachers whom you send to us can hope to reach the masses of our colored people. We get the life from our Northern teachers and then the great mass of the colored people look to us for it, for we can get into the home and into the life of the people as they cannot. And we begin to feel the responsibility; we begin to realize how much the race depends upon the mother and the sister and the wife. We begin to realize that we as negro women must be especially alive to the quickening influence of all that is noble and grand and true. We realize that we are indeed

"Living in a grand and awful time, In an age on ages telling, To be living is sublime."

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EXTRACT FROM ADDRESS OF MRS. WOODBURY.

Our eyes and our ears have been greeted during the last few days by those initial letters, "A. M. A.," and we have perhaps got a new meaning which was hinted at yesterday morning, "A Master Artist," because the American Missionary Association takes the black clay and transforms it into the immortal soul. But I like best of all the meaning given to the letters by a little boy who had just begun to study Latin. With that air of ownership which we are so apt to see in the boys and girls who have just begun the study of a new language, he came to his mother and said, "Here it is: A. M. A.—AMA., Love thou them." I like better than all the meaning given inadvertently by that little boy, because it seems to me that the American Missionary Association, working as it does among the poor and oppressed classes, striving to weld into one common brotherhood the black, the white, the red and the yellow, is the best exponent we have here in our own country of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, and of that self-sacrificing love which brought Christ into the world to die for the rich and the poor, the high and the low, the black and the white alike. So it is entitled to write on all its literature and emblazon on its shield those cabalistic letters, "A M A"—"Love thou them."

I will not try to add to facts or multiply incidents. Here we have before us this great problem: ten millions of our people, one-sixth of our whole body politic, sunk in the depths of superstition, ignorance and sin. We may shut our eyes to this problem; we may ignore it; we may say it has been exaggerated; we may even say it does not exist. You and I in our quiet homes may not hear the mutterings or the moanings of these ten million souls in bondage; but their cry goes up to Him who in mankind's first morning uttered those two burning questions which have ever since determined the standard of the Christ spirit in humanity: "Where art thou?" "Where is thy brother?"

We are to make of these ten million people God-fearing, intelligent citizens. We are to leaven this mass of humanity with the leaven of the school and of the church, and, so doing, make of these two million whites, these stanch, stalwart Anglo-Saxon men, and of these eight million loyal, affectionate, docile negroes, all American-born citizens—we are to make of them a bulwark which shall resist the oncoming tide of socialism, anarchism and of atheism, which is trying to overwhelm our American institutions, rob us of our public-school system, profane our Sabbath and snatch the scepter from our fathers' God.

And how is this to be done? How is this problem to be solved? By just such work as this of the American Missionary Association, which has abundant facilities, plenty of energy, wisdom and experience, and even the consecration necessary for the great work before it—everything but the money. And where is the money coming from? The money is coming from the churches. How do we know? Because the American Missionary Association was born in the churches, is the child of the churches, was sent forth from the churches with the benediction and prayers and blessings of the churches to carry out the policy adopted by the churches. The Church will not forsake its own.

And this is our work. It is not the abolition of races, but the recognition of brotherhood. This is the work which Christ has given us to do; and if we would solve this negro problem, and all the thousand and one problems which are ever vexing the life of our free Republic, we must solve them by the principles of the Golden Rule and the democracy of the Lord's Prayer. It is not sufficient for us to stand with Thomas and say in rapt admiration, "My Lord and my God." Side by side with our black brother and with our white brother, with our yellow brother and with our red brother, we are to kneel and say, not "My Lord and my God," but "Our Father," and the spirit of common prayer to a common Father whom we have not seen will bind our hearts in closer brotherhood to those whom we have seen, and we will rise from our knees to carry out the principles of the Golden Rule.

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WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS

MAINE.

WOMAN'S AID TO A. M. A.

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

FEMALE CENT. INSTITUTION AND HOME MISS. UNION.

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

VERMONT.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

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

MASS AND R. I.

[A]WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.

President—Mrs. C. L. Goodell, 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 HOME 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, 323 Blanchard Street, 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. McNairy 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—Miss Bella W. Hume, corner Gasquet and Liberty Streets, New Orleans. Secretary—Mrs. Matilda Cabrere, New Orleans. Treasurer—Mrs. C. M. Crawford, Hammond.

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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RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER, 1895.

THE DANIEL HAND FUND

For the Education of Colored People.

Income for November $15,000.00 Previously acknowledged 1,460.00 ————— $16,460.00

CURRENT RECEIPTS.

MAINE, $1,140.12.

Bangor. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for C. E. Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 9.25 Bar Harbor. Class in Cong. Sab. Sch., 8; King's Daughters, 3.14, for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga. 11.14 Brewer. Jun. C. E. S., for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga. 3.00 Castine. Mary F. and Margaret Cushman, 5; and "The Dear Mother," 2.50 7.50 Castine. Cong. Ch., 6; G. L. Weeks, 5; Mrs. D. W. Webster, 4; Kate S. Russell, 3; Mrs. M. B. Woodbury, 2; Mrs. S. W. Webster, 1; Merritt Hewett, 50c., for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga. 21.50 Castine. Y. P. S. C. E., 5.25; "Friends," Box and Bbl. C., for C. E. Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 5.25 Cumberland Center. Cong. Ch., for C. E. Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 23.00 Hallowell. "Friends, In His Name," for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 Isleboro. J. P. Bragg, for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad., McIntosh, Ga. 5.00 Kennebunkport. Mrs. H. Smith .50 Lewiston. Pine St. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Machias. Center St. Cong. Ch. 4.08 Norridgwock. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 30.00 Phippsburg. Rev. and Mrs. Noble, for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad. 1.50 Portland. St. Lawrence St. Ch. 15.00 Portland. ——, for Student Aid, King's Mountain, N. C. 7.00 Pownal. "A Few Friends" (10 of which for Indian M.) 53.00 South Bridgton. Cong. Ch. 1.50 Union. Cong. Ch. 20.25 Westbrook. "Friends" in Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad. 8.00 ————- $236.47

ESTATES.

Bangor. Estate of Elizabeth G. Smith, George W. Sawyer, Executor 858.05 Eliot. Estate of Phebe J. (Moody) Shapleigh, by J. P. Moody, Administrator 45.60 ————- $1,140.12

NEW HAMPSHIRE, $1,270.61.

Alstead Center. Mrs. Whitney Breed, by W. H. Spalter, Co. Treas. 1.00 Bennington. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Colebrook. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 10.00 East Alstead. Cong. Ch., by W. H. Spalter, Co. Treas. 3.00 Epping. Mrs. G. S. Thompson and S. S. Class, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 18.00 Gilmanton Iron Works. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 3.50 Hanover. Mrs. S. J. Kellogg 20.00 Henniker. "A Few Friends," by Mrs. L. W. Peabody 5.00 Hooksett. Union Ch. 13.22 Littleton. First Cong. Ch. .50 Lyme. Mrs. Amos Bailey 1.00 Lyndeboro. Cong. Ch. 5.15 Manchester. First. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 65.56 Meredith. Cong. Ch. 14.50 North Hampton. Cong. Ch., to const. MISS GERTRUDE E. ROBINSON L. M. 30.00 Peterboro. Union Cong. Ch. 17.50 Piermont. Ladies' Homeland Circle, by Miss L. C. Hosford, Sec. 5.00 Webster. First Cong. Ch. 23.18 West Concord. West Cong. Ch. 24.50 ————- $270.61

ESTATE.

Manchester. Estate of Chester B. Southworth, in part, by Mrs. Hattie I. Southworth, Executrix 1,000.00 ————- $1,270.61

VERMONT, $383.38.

Barre. Cong. Ch. 21.90 Barton. "A Friend" 10.00 Bennington. Jun. End. Soc., for music, Fort Berthold, N. D. 5.00 Brookfield. First Cong. Ch., 8.10; Second Cong. Ch., 15.40 23.50 Burlington. Member First Cong. Ch. 25.00 Burlington. Mrs. J. H. Worcester, Box of Mags. and Books, for New Orleans, La. Burlington. Y. P. S. C. E., Bbl. Books for McIntosh, Ga. Ferrisburg. Cong. Ch. 7.87 Hardwick. C. E. Ch. 2.43 Hartford. Mr. and Mrs. Eph. Morris, for Knoxville, Tenn. 20.00 McIndoe's Falls. Cong. Ch. 12.00 Middlebury. Rev. J. C. Houghton 10.00 Montpelier. Bethany Cong. Ch. 35.00 Newport. Cong. Ch. 16.19 Orwell. Cong. Ch. 48.46 Pittsfield. Mrs. Arunah Allen 4.00 Saint Johnsbury. Ladies' Aid Soc., Box of C. and Table Linen for Williamsburg, Ky. Stowe. Cong. Ch. 37.20 Thetford. First. Cong. Ch. 7.03 West Charleston. Cong. Ch., special 7.00 West Randolph. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch. (Class 13), for Student Aid, Straight U. 25.00 West Randolph. Cong. Ch. 18.95

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Vermont, Mrs. Rebecca P. Fairbanks, Treas., for Woman's Work: Burlington. First Ch. W. H. M. S. 20.00 Castleton. W. H. M. S. 3.60 East Hardwick. Junior C. E., for Indian Schp. 3.25 W. H. M. U. of Vt. 20.00 ——— 46.85

MASSACHUSETTS, $9,260.02.

Acton. Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Meridian, Miss. 6.75 Amesbury. Main St. Cong. Ch. 9.18 Andover. Free Christian Ch. 50.00 Andover. By Miss L. G. Merrill, Bbl. C. for King's Mountain, N. C. Amherst. South Cong. Ch. 7.18 Ashburnham. First Cong. Ch. 36.80 Belchertown. "Two Friends" to const. REV. V. C. HARRINGTON L. M. 30.00 Billerica. Ortho. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 5.95 Boston. Park St. Cong. Ch. 397.35 "A Lady" 200.00 Miss E. S. Ficke, for Marshallville, Ga. 50.00 "A Friend" 7.78 East Boston. Maverick Cong. Ch. 27.04 Allston. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 7.66 Dorchester. Mrs. C. P. Potter, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 8.00 Mrs. Mary Houston, for Student Aid, Dorchester Acad. 5.00 M. F. T. Drowne, Bbl. C. for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Roxbury. "A Friend," for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 ———— 707.83 Boxford. First Cong. Ch. 36.82 Bradford. First Cong. Ch. and Soc., for Gloucester Ag. and Indl. Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 20.14 Braintree. First Cong. Ch. 6.97 Brockton. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for S. S. Work, Mill Creek, Tenn. 10.00 Buckland. East District, by E. F. Smith, Treas. 2.25 Cambridgeport. Pilgrim Ch. (5.75 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) 50.95 Canton. Cong. Ch. 134.63 Charlemont. "A Friend" 2.00 Concord Junction. Union Ch. 1.00 Conway. Cong. Ch. 23.00 Dalton. Mrs. Zenas Crane, 30; Miss Clara L. Crane, 30, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 60.00 Dalton. Mrs. James B. Crane, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 50.00 Danvers. Maple St. Cong. Ch. (10 of which for Macon, Ga.), ad'l to const. GEORGE B. SEARS, CHARLES H. PERRY, LUTHER A. GUPPY, FRANK EVERETT, AURELIA W. PERRY, ESTHER W. KEMP, ELIZABETH E. DODGE and MABEL G. ROSS L. M'S, 128.33; Sab. Sch. Maple St. Cong. Ch., 5 133.33 Danvers. Sab. Sch. Maple St. Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 30.00 Dunstable. Mrs. Fletcher, 50 cents; ——, Bbl. Mdse., for Meridian, Miss. .50 East Somerville. Sab. Sch. Franklin St. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Essex. Cong. Ch. 23.00 Everett. First Cong. Ch., 26.56; Sab. Sch. Mystic Side Cong. Ch., 5; Miss Mary Kent, 1 32.56 Framingham. Elizabeth Stone, for Student Aid, Williamsburg Acad., Ky. 4.00 Fitchburg. Rev. and Mrs. John Wood 5.00 Goshen. Cong. Soc. 12.16 Great Barrington. Cong. Sab. Sch., for C. E. Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 17.70 Hamilton. Mrs. E. M. Knowlton 3.00 Hanover. Pilgrim Conf. 1.08 Harvard. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Hatfield. Cong. Ch. 51.94 Haverhill. Algernon P. Nichols (50 of which for Talladega C.) 150.00 Haydenville. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 7.14 Holyoke. Circle of K. D. First Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 10.00 Hubbardston. Cong. Ch. 14.87 Ipswich. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 20.00 Ipswich. Linebrook Cong. Ch. 15.52 Lakeville. W. H. M. Soc., by Mrs. A. C. Southworth, Sec., for Student Aid, Santee Indian Sch. 15.00 Lawrence. Samuel White 30.00 Leominster. Miss Shedd's S. S. Class, for Grand View, Tenn. 10.50 Lynn. Mary P. Stewart 12.00 Malden. First Ch. 109.72 Malden. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for Indian M., Fort Yates, N. D. 15.00 Mansfield. Cong. Ch. 17.70 Marion. Cong. Sab. Sch. 2.70 Mattapoisett. Cong. Ch. 11.00 Middleboro. First. Cong. Ch. 24.00 Middleboro. Sab. Sch. Central Cong. Ch. 7.26 Middleton. Cong. Ch. 3.50 Middleton. Mrs. W. P. Landers, Bbl. Papers and C. for Nat, Ala. Milford. Y. P. S. C. E., by H. L. Hunt, Treas., for Student Aid, Grand View Inst., Tenn. 25.00 Millbury. Second Cong. Ch., Miss M. A. Goodell 5.00 Mittineague. Southworth Paper Co., Box of Paper for Marion, Ala., and Box of Paper for Wilmington, N. C. Medfield. "A Friend" 20.00 Medway. Village Cong. Ch., in part 20.00 Monson. E. F. Morris, 100; Cong. Ch., 19.23 119.23 Newburyport. Prospect St. Cong. Ch., to const. REV. MYRON O. PATTON L. M. 56.06 Newburyport. North Cong. Ch., 27.44; Master Tom Carter, 25c 27.69 Newton Highlands. "Friends" for Student Aid, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 50.00 Newtonville. Central Cong. Ch. 82.26 North Amherst. Friends, for Student Aid, King's Mountain, N. C. 1.00 Northampton. "A Friend" 300.00 Oldtown. First Cong. Ch. and Soc. 4.90 Pepperell. Evan. Cong. Ch. 10.29 Pittsfield. ——, for Freight to King's Mountain, N. C. 7.00 Pittsfield. Y. P. S. C. E. South Cong. Ch. 5.00 Reading. W. M. S. Cong. Ch., Bbl of C. for Williamsburg, Ky. Rutland. Woman's Missionary Soc. 6.25 Salem. Tabernacle Ch. and Soc. 14.20 Salem. Crombie St. Ch., for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 12.00 Salem. "J. H. W.," for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 2.00 South Braintree. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Southbridge. Mrs. Geo. Bradford 10.00 South Hadley. First Cong. Ch. 18.50 Southampton. Miss Ida Sutherland, Bbl. of C. for Moorhead, Miss. Springfield. Park. Cong. Ch. 11.11 Taunton. Winslow Cong. Ch. 55.35 Templeton. Cong. Sab. Sch., 7.45; Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., for McIntosh, Ga. 7.45 Uxbridge. Cong. Ch. 19.57 Ware. Miss S. R. Sage, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. 70.00 Ware. Mrs. S. R. Sage, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 10.00 Wareham. C. E. Soc., for Tougaloo U. 5.00 Watertown. Ladies' Soc., Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C. for Williamsburg, Ky. Webster. Two Bbls. of C. for Andersonville, Ga. Westboro. C. E. Soc., Box Papers, friend prepaid, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Westfield. Second Cong. Ch. Primary S. S. Thanksgiving Off., for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D. 12.00 Westford. Y. P. S. C. E., by H. A. Bunce, Treasurer 5.50 West Medford. Cong. Ch. 7.00 West Springfield. Park St. Cong. Ch. 27.44 Whitman. "A Friend" 3.00 Winchester. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for Harrow Sch., Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 50.00 Winchester. ——, 3 Bbls. Mdse.; Ella C. Abbott, Pkg. Table and Bed Linen, for Meridian, Miss. Worcester. Mary A. and Joanna F. Smith (60 of which to const. FRED. J. FARRAR and MRS. SUSIE G. FARRAR L. M's) 75.00 Worcester. "A Friend," for Library, Tougaloo U. 20.00 Wrentham. First Cong. Ch. 8.70 ——. "A Friend," for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 12.00 ——. "A Friend of the Cause" 2.00 Hampden Benevolent Association, by Geo. R. Bond, Treas.: Chicopee. First Ch. 2.67 Ludlow. First Ch. 13.56 Holyoke. First Ch. 28.13 Feeding Hills. Ch. 9.00 Palmer. Second Ch. (of which 7.32 for Student Aid, Talladega C.) 27.20 Springfield. Hope Ch. 26.49 West Springfield. First Ch. Ladies, 10 for Indian M., Fort Yates, N. D. and 10 for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 20.00 ———- 127.05

Woman's Home Missionary Association of Mass. and R. I., Miss Annie C. Bridgman, Treas., for Woman's Work: W. H. M. A., for Salaries of Teachers 680.00 Boston. Central Ch. Ladies Aux., for Three Schps., Nat, Ala. 90.00 Dedham 5.00 Gloucester, Ladies' Aux. 5.00 ———- 780.00 ————- $9,260.02

ESTATE.

Boston. Estate of Elizabeth C. Parkhurst, by Elmore F. Brackett, Executor 5,000.00 ————- $9,260.02

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

South Berwick. M. Ladies of Cong. Soc., Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Boston. Mrs. Kendall, Pulpit Bible for Enfield, N. C. Lanesville, Mass. W. L. Saunders, Box Men's C. for Charlotte, N. C. Medford, Mass. Miss Fanny Washburn, Pkg. C. for Charlotte, N. C. Wellfleet, Mass. Mrs. Geo. S. Holbrook, Bedding for Enfield, N. C. Cranston, R. I. Rev. D. C. Torrey, Picture Rolls, Papers, etc.

RHODE ISLAND, $92.47.

Bristol. First Cong. Ch. 41.68 Kingston. Cong. Ch. 46.60 Providence. Y. P. S. C. E. of North Cong. Ch. 4.19

CONNECTICUT, $1,155.62.

Abington. "Friends in Cong. Ch." 3.00 Barkhamstead. First. Cong. Ch. 1.71 Berlin. Infant Class Cong. Sab. Sch., for Moorhead, Miss. 5.00 Bridgeport. Second Cong. Ch., 10.25; Second Con. Ch., Chas. A. Miller, 1 11.25 Buckingham. Cong. Ch., ad'l 1.00 Burlington. Cong. Sab. Sch. and Friends, for Children's Aid 3.00 Chester. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 40.00 Chester. Cong. Ch. 23.75 Clinton. Birthday offerings of a class of little children, by Mrs. E. E. Post, for Grand View, Tenn. 1.67 Colchester. First Cong. Ch. 16.25 Cromwell. E. S. Coe, 15; R. S. Griswold, 1, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 16.00 East Haddam. "A Friend" 5.00 East Hampton. Cong. Ch. 30.97 East Hartford. First Cong. Ch., Bbl. of Bedding, etc., for Athens, Ala. Easton. Cong. Ch. 23.66 East Woodstock. Ladies of Cong. Ch., for Conn. Indl. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. 13.00 Ekonk. Rev. John Elderkin, for self and wife, 6; for son and a deceased daughter, 4 10.00 Ellington, Cong. Ch., by H. L. James, Treas. Tolland Co. Conf. 92.80 Fairfield. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work 25.00 Farmington. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., ad'l., for Schp., Tougaloo U. 41.26 Greenwich. Cong. Ch., for Selma, Ala. 24.00 Groton. Cong. Ch. Jr. Soc. of C. E. 5.00 Hadlyme. Richard E. Hungerford 20.00 Hartford. First Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 50.00 Hartford. Warburton Chapel Sab. Sch. 17.62 Hartford. Windsor Av. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 10.00 Lisbon. Ladies of Cong. Ch., for Conn. Indl. Sch., Thomasville Ga., 6; "A Friend," 1, bal. to const. NELLIE S. CARPENTER L. M. 7.00 Lyme. Y. P. S. C. E., for Jonesboro, Tenn. 5.00 Meriden. Miss Annie M. Wilcox, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 3.00 Middlefield. "Mizpah" Circle of K. D., for Mountain Work 3.00 Middletown. Individual, by E. P. Augur, Treas. 6.00 Milton. Cong. Ch. 8.13 New Britain. Mrs. J. B. Smith, 1 Box Patch Work Pieces for Tougaloo U. New Canaan. W. H. M. S. of Cong. Ch., for Conn. Indl. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. 26.00 New Canaan. Cong. Ch. 40.52 New Haven. Howard Ave. Ch. 35.89 New Haven. Mrs. J. Y. Leonard, 5; United Ch., Mrs. R. I. Miner, 5; Mrs. Samuel McQueen, 5; for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 15.00 New Haven. United Ch., Mrs. D. M. Corthelle, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 1.00 New Haven. Mrs. J. H. Burton, Box Books for McIntosh, Ga. North Guilford. Miss Rossiter, for Athens, Ala. 4.50 Norwich. Mrs. M. F. Norton, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 10.00 Norwich. Second Cong. Ch., Bbl. of Books, etc., for Athens, Ala. Norwich. "Friends," 2 Bbls. C. for McIntosh, Ga. Plainville. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 20.00 Rockville. Union Cong. Ch. 18.87 Sound Beach. First Cong. Ch. 24.00 Southport. Miss Eliza A. Bulkley, 40; Miss Georgie A. Bulkley, 40 80.00 Stafford Springs. Cong. Ch. 14.70 Stamford. First Cong. Ch. 24.85 Suffield. ——, Bbl. C. and Material for Sewing Class, King's Mountain, N. C. Thomaston. First Cong. Ch. 8.19 Torrington. M. W. A. Miller, 20 Bibles, 20 Testaments, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Vernon Center Cong. Ch. 17.30 Voluntown. Cong. Ch. and Soc. 2.00 Watertown. Alert Boys of Cong. Sab. Sch., for Indian M. 6.00 Windham. So. Windham Branch of First Ch. 1.38 Westbrook. Cong. Ch. 23.96 Windsor. First Cong. Ch. 81.75 Woodbury. North Cong. Ch. 25.39

Woman's Cong. Home Missionary Union of Conn., Mrs. W. W. Jacobs, Treas., for Woman's Work: Bridgeport. Park. St. Ch. Aux. 25.00 Danbury. Y. L. M. Soc. 2.25 East Haven. Aux. 17.50 Hartford. First Ch. 10.00 New Britain. So. Ch. S. S. Class No. 55 3.50 Orange. L. H. M. S. 13.00 Putnam, L. H. M. S. 50.00 ———- 121.25 ————- $1,125.62

ESTATE.

Groton. Estate of Mrs. B. N. Hurlbutt 30.00 ————- $1,155.62

NEW YORK, $6,399.36.

Albany. First Cong. Ch. 22.64 Angola. Miss A. H. Ames 5.00 Bristol. Cong. Ch. 10.00 Brooklyn. Mrs. Julia E. Brick, for Joseph K. Brick, Agricultural, Industrial and Normal Sch., Enfield, N. C. 1,000.00 Brooklyn. Tompkins Ave. Cong. Ch. 1,000.00 Clinton Ave. Cong. Ch. 500.00 "A Friend" 150.00 South Cong. Ch. 102.15 ————- 1,752.15 Brooklyn. Clinton Av. C. E., for Hillsboro, N. C. 10.00 Brooklyn. Y. P. S. C. E. of South Cong. Ch., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 10.00 Brooklyn. Miss Elsie M. Hodge, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 8.00 Brooklyn. "Friend" in South Ch., 5; "A Thank Offering," 2, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 7.00 Buffalo. First Cong. Ch., 50; Niagara Sq. People's Ch., 12.64; T. D. Desmond, 5 67.64 Canandaigua. Sab. Sch. First Cong. Ch., for Santee Indian Sch. 33.40 Cortland. Cong. Ch. 30.50 Crown Point. Y. P. S. C. E., by May M. Washburne 5.00 East Bloomfield. Frederic Munson, to const. ABBY KINGSBURY L. M. 30.00 East Bloomfield. Mrs. Eliza S. Goodwin, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 East Otto. Cong. Ch. 3.50 Gainesville. Cong. Ch. 5.63 Holland Patent. Welsh Cong. Ch. 3.73 Jamestown. First Cong. Ch. 182.17 Lisbon. Cong. Ch. (of which Frank Benedict, 1; Silas W. Seymour, 1; Alfred Seymour, 1) 7.40 Massena. Cong. Ch. 5.00 McGrawville. H. D. Corey 1.00 Napoli. Cong. Ch. 5.53 Newark Valley. Cong. Ch. 13.54 New York. Broadway Tabernacle Ch., in part (20 of which for Moorhead, Miss.) 1,845.86 New York. Broadway Tab., 23; Broadway Tab., "A Friend," 10, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 33.00 New York. "Cash" 100.00 New York. Misses E. and M. Collins, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 50.00 Perry Center. Cong. Ch. 13.77 Poughkeepsie. Cong. Ch., D.C. Mathews, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 Port Richmond. Capt. S. Squire 5.00 Riverhead. Boys' S. S. Class, for Student Aid, Williamsburg Acad., Ky. 1.25 Riverside-on-Hudson. Mrs. William E. Dodge, 2 Boxes Books and Magazines, for Library, Beach Inst., Savannah, Ga. Rochester. Sab. Sch. of Plymouth Ch., 14.60; Plym. Ch., Jos. W. Robbins, 5, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 19.60 Rochester. South Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. of C. and Books for Macon, Ga. Saratoga Springs. Cong. Ch. 30.00 Sing Sing. Miss E. L. Parsons, for Student Aid, Fisk U. 4.50 Spencerport. First Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch. (10.08 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La., bal. to const. MRS. ADA NICHOLS L. M.) 22.84 Spencerport. Cong. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 8.00 Syracuse. Mrs. E. B. Cobb, Bbl. of C. for Hillsboro, N. C. Troy. Mrs. John Neher, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 20.00 Union Falls. Francis E. Duncan 13.61 Utica. Mrs. Sarah H. Mudge 5.00 Warsaw. Cong. Ch. 9.48 West Brooklyn. Miss Myra Manley 1.00 Westmoreland. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 2.00 West Newark. D. J. Borthwick, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 3.00

Woman's Home Missionary Union of New York, by Mrs. Minnie H. Pearsall, Treas., for Woman's Work: Brooklyn. Class C, Tompkins Av. S. S., for Student Aid, King's Mountain 1.00 Canandaigua. W. M. S., for Student Aid, King's Mt. 12.62 East Albany. S. S. 5.00 Evans. W. M. S., for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D. 10.00 Fairport. W. H. M. U. 5.00 Homer. Mrs. B. W. Payne 5.00 Ithaca. Jr. C. E., for Student Aid, King's Mt. 5.00 Northville. W. H. M. U. 5.00 Oswego. W. M. S., for Student Aid, Williamsburg Acad. 5.00 Paris. Judd Mission Band 9.00 Phoenix. W. M. S., for Student Aid, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 50.00 West Winfield. C. E. Soc., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 15.00 Woodhaven. Girls' Jun. C. E. S., for Student Aid, Moorhead, Miss. 10.00 ———- 137.62 ————— $5,554.36

ESTATES.

Homer. Estate of Sarah E. K. Hobart 345.00 Lake Grove, Long Island. Estate of Rev. Otis Holmes, by Rev. Henry M. Holmes, Executor 500.00 ————— $6,399.36

NEW JERSEY, $397.63.

East Orange. Trinity Ch. (5 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) to const. MRS. EMMA A. HOWELL, JOHN TURNER and WILL SIBLING L. M's 187.00 East Orange. Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch. 20.00 Jersey City. Tabernacle Ch. (7.90 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) 23.70 Jersey City. First Cong. Ch., Dea. W. J. Hunt 20.00 Morristown. "Friend," 2.50, and 2 Bbls. Literature and C., for Beach Inst., Savannah, Ga. 2.50 Morristown. Mission Band, Monroe Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Beach Inst., Savannah, Ga. 8.00 Newark. Belleville Av. Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 10.25 Newfield. "A Friend" 2.00 Plainfield. Jr. C. E. Soc. of Cong. Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 4.18 Stanley. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch. 15.00 Upper Montclair. Christian Union Cong. Ch. (51 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) 100.00 Woodbridge. Cong. Ch., Wm. E. Fink, 5, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00

PENNSYLVANIA, $85.46.

Chester. Mrs. E. W. Lieper, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 5.00 East Smithfield. W. H. M. S., by Miss Maria Perkins, Sec., for Freedmen 3.80 Germantown. M. C. Cope, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. 50.00 Germantown, First Cong. Ch. 11.66 Philadelphia. Mrs. Josiah Morris and Sister, for Student Aid, Wilmington, N. C. 12.00 Shire Oaks. Jane Wilson 3.00

OHIO, $688.42.

Canaan. Union Ch., for C. E. Hall, McIntosh, Ga. 5.00 Cincinnati. Walnut Hills Cong. Ch. (60 of which to const. GEORGE MONTEITH and E. W. HYDE L. M's) 80.99 Claridon. L. T. Wilmot, bal. to const. FRED. WILMOT L. M. 10.00 Cleveland. Pilgrim C. E. Soc., 20; Mrs. Gibbons, 5; Mrs. McAdams, 5; Mrs. A. W. Knowlton, 3; Miss Smith, 1, for McIntosh, Ga. 34.00 Cleveland. Euclid Av. Cong. Ch. Y. P. S. C. E., for Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 9.00 Cleveland. C. E. S. Hough Ave. Ch., Box Books and Mags. for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Columbus. First Cong. Ch. 173.07 Conneaut. Cong. Ch., for Student Aid, Fisk U. 20.00 Creston. Rev. W. A. Knowlton, 2; Pres. W. H. M. S., 2; Claude McElvaine, 2, for McIntosh, Ga. 6.00 Hudson. Cong. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 5.00 Lenox. Cong. Ch., 6; W. M. Soc., 10., by Rev. F. W. Link 16.00 Madison. Central. Cong. Ch. 14.96 Madison. Central Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. and Box of C. for Andersonville, Ga. Marysville. Cong. Ch. 3.50 Medina. First Cong. Ch., A. I. Root, 25; Y. P. S. C. E., 25; Jun. End. S., 5; J. S. Warner, 5; Ch. Members, 9, for Mountain Work, and bal. to const. PROF. E. C. STICKEL, ROBERT EDWARDS, H. HEADY, D. EDDY and MISS GRACE ADAMS L. M's 69.00 New Milford. Mrs. E. G. Prindle 2.00 Oberlin. Mrs. A. T. Reed, Bbl. C. for McIntosh, Ga. Olmsted. Second Cong. Ch. 10.70 Parkman. Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch. 6.00 Painesville. First Cong. Ch. 32.14 Ravenna. Cong. Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. 3.22 Sandusky. First Cong. Ch. 43.54 Senecaville. Rev. Evans Thompson 1.00 Springfield. First Cong. Ch., 5; C. E. Soc., 5; Ladies' Soc., 2; Primary Sab. Sch., 2, for Campton, Ky. 14.00 Temple. Cong. Ch., for Macon, Ga. 8.25 ——. ——, for Freight to Memphis, Tenn. 1.60

Ohio Woman's Home Missionary Union, by Mrs. G. B. Brown, Treas., for Woman's Work: Ashtabula. W. M. S. 9.00 Chatham. Mission Band 3.00 Cleveland. Mt. Zion W. M. S. 3.60 Hudson. W. H. M. S. 5.00 Marietta. First Y. L. M. S. 15.00 Mount Vernon. W. M. S., to const. MISS ABBIE ATWOOD L. M. 30.00 Painesville. Y. P. S. C. E. 2.00 ——— 67.60 ———— $636.57

ESTATE.

Oberlin. Estate of Amanda Porter, by Judge J. E. Ingersoll 51.85 ———— $688.42

INDIANA, $205.00.

Angola. "A Friend," Elgin Watch for a Teacher, King's Mountain, N. C. East Chicago. First Cong. Ch. 5.00 ——. "Dorothy" 200.00

ILLINOIS, $690.73.

Chicago. New England Ch. "A Friend," 20; Rev. Willard Scott, D.D., 10 30.00 Creston. Cong Ch. 10.41 Dover. Cong Ch. 14.80 Evansville. Cong. Ch. 15.80 Granville. Cong. Ch. 30.11 Hinsdale. Cong. Ch. 67.30 Huntley. Cong. Ch. 6.15 Illini. Cong. Ch. 6.25 Joliet. First Presb. Ch., Box of Books, etc., Freight 1.38, for Macon, Ga. 1.38 Lee Center. Cong. Ch. 21.25 Lombard. First Ch. 20.00 Lowell. V. G. Lutz 1.00 Morgan Park. Mrs. M. Thomson 5.00 Paxton. Cong. Ch. 100.00 Payson. J. K. Scarborough 100.00 Peoria. Rev. A. A. Stevens 5.00 Poplar Grove. Cong. Ch. 14.00 Princeton. Cong. Ch. 51.89 Ridgeland. Cong. Ch. 13.28 Rockefeller. Cong. Ch. 3.33 Roseville. Mrs. S. C. Autell, Bbl. of Hats for Moorhead, Miss. Shabbona. Miss B. M. Langford, C. E., for Student Aid, Moorhead Sch., Miss. 5.00 Sterling. First Cong. Ch. 30.13 Stillman Valley. Cong. Ch. 14.94 Toulon. Miss A. M. Smith's Sab. Sch. Class, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 1.25

Illinois Woman's Home Missionary Union, Mrs. L. A. Field, Treas., for Woman's Work: Ashkum. Y. P. S. C. E. 2.00 Chicago. New Eng. W. M. S. 54.50 Chicago. Lincoln Park W. M. S. 6.00 Chicago. Cal. Ave. W. M. S. 3.00 Elmhurst. Mission Band 1.00 Emington. W. M. S. 1.00 Illini. W. M. S. 6.86 La Salle. W. M. S. 4.10 Rockford. Second Ch. W. M. S. 18.00 Sandwich. W. M. S. 10.00 Waukegan. W. M. S. 16.00 ——— 122.46

MICHIGAN, $161.72.

Ann Arbor. First Cong. Ch. 18.49 Baldwin. Cong. Ch. Y. P. S. C. E. 3.10 Eaton Rapids. First Cong. Ch. 10.00 Hart. First Cong. Ch. 7.25 Hillsdale. Mrs. Mary I. Mead 1.00 Imlay City. First Cong. Ch., 5; C. E. Soc., 2, by Ellen Walker, Ch. Treas. 7.00 Kalamazoo. Mr. J. A. Kent 5.00 Manistee. Cong. Ch., by H. N. Dustin, Treas. 8.00 Morenci. Bbl. of C. for Athens, Ala. Olivet. Mrs. Wm. Hickok, for Dodge Hall, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 5.00 Olivet. Miss May Ely, for Student Aid, Talladega C. 5.00 Portland. Cong. Ch., 15.78; Sab. Sch., Cong. Ch., 1.85 17.63 Three Oaks. First Cong. Ch., to const. REV. FRANK FOX L. M. 49.00 Watervliet. Plym. Cong. Ch. 19.75 Whittaker. Cong. Ch. 2.00

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