The American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 6, June 1896
Edition 1, (November 21, 2006)
Editorial The Jubilee Year Fund. FIFTY-DOLLAR JUBILEE SHARES. THE ACCEPTABLE MITES. NO COLOR-LINE IN CLEVELAND. ORANGE PARK NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL IN FLORIDA CLOSED BY THE SHERIFF. OUR CHURCHES. THE TALENTED TENTH. ALASKA MISSION. The South. HISTORY OF A CHURCH IN ALABAMA. MEETINGS AMONG THE HILLS AND AT A CONVICT CAMP. A BRIGHT AND CANDID VIEW OF OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. REVIVALS. ITEMS FROM THE FIELD. The Indians. REVIVAL—LIBERAL CONTRIBUTIONS. Crow Agency, Montana The Chinese. Jubilee Year Fund, Additional Shares. RECEIPTS FOR APRIL, 1896. WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS
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THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY
VOL. L. JUNE, 1896. No. 6.
The Jubilee Year Fund.
Extract from the appeal of the Executive Committee of the American Missionary Association:
*Fifty Dollars a Share.*
It is proposed to raise during the next six months a special Jubilee Year Fund of $100,000 in shares of $50 each, with the hope and expectation that these shares will be taken by the friends of missions without lessening those regular contributions which must be depended upon to sustain the current work.
FORM OF A PLEDGE.
Share, $50. $100,000.
THE JUBILEE YEAR FUND OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.
I hereby take ..... shares (Fifty Dollars each) in the Jubilee Year Fund of the American Missionary Association, to be paid before the close of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, 1896.
Name . . . . . . .
P. O. Address . . . . . . . .
FIFTY-DOLLAR JUBILEE SHARES.
In the last number of THE MISSIONARY we gave the gratifying report of 34 shares taken for this fund, and in the present number we have the pleasure of adding 75 more. We are fully aware of the difficulties under which we send forth the call for responses to this much-needed fund. Other appeals have been made, and are still pressed upon the churches, all of them worthy of the generosity with which they are met.
But the ability of the churches to meet the demands of their varied mission work is not exhausted, and the spirit of consecration among the followers of Christ, even when self-denial must be practiced, has not reached its limit. We therefore urge our appeal with strong confidence that we shall not be felt to be intruders, but that we are simply trying to fulfill the duty imposed upon us in carrying the Gospel to the most needy and destitute in our land.
We must repeat the plea made by our Executive Committee that in giving to this Jubilee Fund, the contributions for our regular work, to which we are committed and whose claims we cannot repudiate, may not be neglected.
THE ACCEPTABLE MITES.
ANDERSONVILLE, GA.—"Please find inclosed $2.31, which is a contribution from our church toward paying the debt of the American Missionary Association. It is very little, but more than I supposed the people would raise, there is so little money in the place."
GREENWOOD, S. C.—"It is a great pleasure to me to hand you herewith bank draft for $11, which is the amount of our collection for the Lincoln Memorial Day. I have delayed the remitting of this amount somewhat to give others an opportunity who wished to contribute, but were not quite ready. The amount is not large, but it is from the people and expresses in a measure their interest in the work of the American Missionary Association. The collection represents offerings of the young and old from a cent to a dollar. What was done was done with a free heart."
NO COLOR-LINE IN CLEVELAND.
The Methodist General Conference and the hotels in Cleveland, O., deserve great credit—the hotels for according to all delegates, regardless of color, equal accommodations, and the Conference for its hearty indorsement of their action. If this greatest gathering of the largest Protestant church in America had nothing else to do, it might go with its grand meeting from city to city securing this recognition of the brotherhood of man. It is ardently hoped that the generous and liberal-minded hotel keepers in Cleveland may not "backslide," and that if any single colored delegate, clerical or lay, should come alone to Cleveland, even before the close of the "six months' probation," he might not find the door closed against him.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church may be equally useful at its meeting in Saratoga in preaching this same gospel of the brotherhood of man, and in this case, too, permanency is very desirable, and it is hoped, therefore, that in this event there may be the illustration of the good old Presbyterian doctrine of the "perseverance of the saints."
ORANGE PARK NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL IN FLORIDA CLOSED BY THE SHERIFF.
It will be remembered that on Friday, the 10th of April, seven teachers and two patrons of the Orange Park School, at Orange Park, Fla., were arrested for violation of an enactment legalized a year ago by the State Legislature under the instigation of William H. Sheats, the State superintendent of education.
The enactment, which we protest is in no just sense a law, forbids not only white and colored persons to be instructed within the same building at the same time, but it also forbids a white principal or matron or guardians of the school rooming or living within the same building where their pupils are.
This enactment against the personal rights of education in a private Christian school not supported or aided by the State, if sustained, would destroy nearly all of the institutions carried on by Northern benevolence in all of our Southern States. It would take the guardianship of manners and morals out of the hands of those who have planted and sustained the institutions until now, and who, in view of the millions yet uneducated and untrained, are now needed as much as ever. It is not surprising, therefore, that the National Council of Congregational Churches at Syracuse in October requested the Association to take this question to the highest courts, nor that the General Conference of the Methodist Church in Cleveland has just passed a resolution denouncing this iniquitous enactment, or that we are receiving constantly from our State and local associations assurances of sympathy and support in our contest against this reversion to barbarism. We quote a few of the opinions which have come under our observation.
From the Congregationalist:
"The ethics of Christ, Pilgrim traditions, and the U. S. Constitution seemed paramount to the opinions of Florida legislators, and the highest officials of the American Missionary Association decided to defy and test the law. That the denomination stands back of them may be reasonably inferred from the resolution passed by the last Triennial National Council. Let the American Missionary Association have the sinews of war with which to employ the ablest counsel."
From the Outlook:
"The State of Florida not long ago took action which is a disgrace to itself and a blot on the fair fame of our republic. Let our people squarely face this issue. While we are protesting against the treatment of missionaries in Turkey and calling upon the Government to use all its power in their protection, Christian teachers widely known and honored in one of the great States of this republic are arrested simply because they presumed to instruct a few white children under the same roof with colored children. It is hard to speak of such conduct in mild words. The question as to whether this is in reality a free republic is once more at issue. The action of the State of Florida is as barbaric as the persecutions of the Middle Ages."
From the Independent:
"Let the reader observe that this is not a law applying merely to the public schools of the State. Such a law we condemn, but we could not be surprised at it. This law is directed at this particular institution, which is not a public school but a private academy supported by the American Missionary Association. We have been amazed that in this nineteenth century Christians could be massacred by the thousands for not accepting the Moslem faith and no hand raised to defend them. But that was in Turkey. Here in the United States more than thirty years after the Proclamation of Emancipation in one of the sovereign States of the Union, half a dozen men and women are arrested for the crime of treating black children and white children alike, for not drawing a caste line in their own private grounds in a school they conduct at no expense to the State. It is a curious humiliating occurrence for this Jubilee year of the American Missionary Association."
From the Advance:
"Florida's disgraceful Sheats law, specially designed for the teachers and supporters of Orange Park Academy, has at last been put in force. The teachers of the Academy, the pastor of the church, and the parents of the white pupils have been arrested for violation of this law, which forbids any one to maintain or patronize a school in which white persons and Negroes shall be taught or boarded within the same building.
And this is the State of Senator Call, who is declaiming so eloquently in behalf of the Cuban insurgents, more than half of whom are of Negro blood."
From the Boston Standard:
"A year ago the unconstitutional and vile Sheats law was passed by the legislature of Florida. It was understood that this law was particularly aimed at the Orange Park School, of the American Missionary Association, whose fiftieth anniversary is to be celebrated in this city next fall. This villainous statute was enforced in the case of the Orange Park School on the entire body of teachers, white men and women of spotless character and self-sacrificing devotion to the mission, because of educating teachers for the elevation of American citizenship. The normal school is one of the best and most useful of the educational agencies at work in the South, but had dared to ignore the outrageous statute which makes it a crime for any school, public or private, to teach black and white scholars in the same building or have any white teachers to eat and sleep in the same house with their Negro pupils. If these discretionary rights are not guaranteed by our national Constitution to American citizens, then the professed abolition of slavery and of the color line in citizenship is a wretched farce. Nobody can question the intent of the proclamation of emancipation of the constitutional amendment that places the Negro on the same legal plane with the white citizen of this country. We do not doubt the supreme and binding authority of this legislature. We mistake the temper of the American people if a blaze of indignation is not kindled by this outrage from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
From Frank Leslie's Weekly:
"Under these provisions no citizen of Florida, it will be noted, can under certain conditions educate his child. He is excluded absolutely from the best educational institutions in the State if these admit pupils of both white and colored parentage. The defiance of the law was in obedience to a definite determination on the part of the American Missionary Association to make a distinct test of the statute."
From the Boston Daily Advertiser:
"The Sheats law in Florida was passed through the influence of malice, prejudice, and partisan venom. Efforts have been made in other Southern States to perpetrate similar outrages, but for the most part without avail. The better public sentiment all over the South is strongly against such meanness. This better sentiment has asserted itself successfully elsewhere, and we do not doubt that it will do so very soon in Florida."
From the Boston Journal:
"The American Missionary Association will be sustained by an enlightened public sentiment in fighting to the last resort the outrageous Florida law which makes it a crime to teach colored and white pupils in the same school."
These comments are but samples of the sentiment which comes to the Association respecting this attempt to challenge the constitutional amendment which came with the emancipation of the colored people from slavery. But now there is
A SECOND CHAPTER.
After the teachers were arrested it was supposed that this would be the end of the persecution until the statute should be tested by the courts. Accordingly they returned to the work in the school as before. On the 4th of May the Sheriff was instructed by the State Attorney to inquire into this continued violation of the law, and if he found the school to be going on as before, to arrest and rearrest, as long as the school should be continued. In consequence the school was forced to close its sessions, as the teachers were informed that they would be arrested over and over again, and that new bail would be required for every successive day; this not only for the teachers but for the patrons, which would be impossible in the case of those who are colored. This is in accordance with the published pronouncement of Supt. Sheats that he will prosecute and persecute this Orange Park School out of existence.
MEMBERS OF THE ALBANY CONVENTION.
We are desirous of securing the names of the survivors of the little band that gathered in Albany fifty years ago, and formed the American Missionary Association. A few years since, we made a similar call to this in the pages of THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY, but the responses were very few. At the present date, we know of only two persons, Rev. John H. Byrd, Lawrence, Kan., and Rev. Peter B. Thayer, Garland, Me., who were present at that time. We hope, if there are any other survivors, they will write to us promptly, and if there are persons whose eyes fall on this little notice who happen to know of any person who was present at that meeting, we will be much obliged if they will send us the name and address.
We intend to present to our readers from time to time brief sketches of some of our churches located in the South and elsewhere, with some account of the condition of the membership as to property and education, with glimpses of their poverty and hard struggles to support the pastor, with occasionally the cheerful story of those who reach self-support. On another page will be found a sketch by Pastor Snell of the church in Talladega, Ala.
THE TALENTED TENTH.
In the discussion concerning Negro education we should not forget the talented tenth man. An ordinary education may answer for the nine men of mediocrity; but if this is all we offer the talented tenth man, we make a prodigious mistake. The tenth man, with superior natural endowments, symmetrically trained and highly developed, may become a mightier influence, a greater inspiration to others than all the other nine, or nine times nine like them. Without disparagement of faithful men of moderate abilities, it may be said that in all ages the mighty impulses that have propelled a people onward in their progressive career, have proceeded from a few gifted souls. Sometimes these have been "self-made" men, so-called, whose best powers were evoked by rare opportunities. Oftener, they have been men of thoroughly disciplined minds, of sharpened perceptive faculties, trained to analyze and to generalize; men of well-balanced judgments and power of clear and forceful statement.
It is this talented tenth man of our colleges that in after years reflects more honor on his alma mater than the other nine; it is this tenth man that is the recognized leader in his profession and the leader of public opinion. To him, rather than to the other nine, the many look for suggestion and advice in important matters. He is an uncrowned king in his sphere.
This being true, I repeat that not to make proper provision for the high education of the talented tenth man of the colored people is a prodigious mistake. It is to dwarf the tree that has in it the potency of a grand oak. Industrial education is good for the nine; the common English branches are good for the nine; but that tenth man ought to have the best opportunities for making the most of himself for humanity and God.
The powers of this talented tenth man are often latent; unsuspected by others and even by their possessor, and are evoked only under favorable conditions, sometimes comparatively late in the youthful period of life. In a symmetrical course of study calculated to bring into exercise every mental faculty, somewhere, as by a touchstone, the particular aptitude of the pupil may be discovered, the secret springs of power be opened; and the man, having discovered himself, leaps forward to pre-eminence among his fellows. Scores of such men and women are among the students in the schools for the colored people of the South. A mere common education will not disclose their uncommon powers; they need the test of the best. And somewhere, at several central points at least, provision should be made for the higher education of the talented tenth as well as ordinary education for the other nine.
The great need of the colored people of the South is wise leadership along all lines of development; men of large and comprehensive views acquired by contact and communion with the world's great thinkers; such men are needed to-day even more than nine times as many with a little more practical knowledge concerning the use of the saw, the jack-plane and the blacksmith's forge. In our educational work for the colored people, therefore, proper provision should be made for the talented tenth.—DR. MOREHOUSE in The Independent.
The following sentences from a personal letter of Miss Anna L. Dawes state a profound truth in terse and impressive form:
"If any one is willing to go up there and live with those Eskimos, I think the rest of us may well enough agree to help. Indeed, nothing has been so good for me for some time as his (Mr. Lopp's) visit. It not only makes our Christianity (mine at least) look like a mustard seed, but makes you wonder whether it isn't a dead seed at that! I have been to hear Mr. Moody to-day, but he didn't begin to give me such "conviction of sin" as the urgent and eager interest Mr. Lopp showed in going back to his people up there. I wonder just what the Lord does think of us all—some of us, anyway?"
Mr. Lopp, whom Miss Dawes refers to, is pleading for funds to make it possible to open the mission among the Eskimos. The American Missionary Association was obliged to discontinue it for a year on account of the straitened condition of the treasury. We are now making every effort to gather funds outside of the current income of the Association, that there may be at least one Christian mission conducted by Congregationalists in this great northern mission field. Mr. Lopp's plea for "his people" and abandon of self-sacrifice both on the part of himself and his wife, impress every one, as they did Miss Dawes.
This is the only mission of the Congregational denomination in Alaska. No other denomination plans to occupy this station if given up by the American Missionary Association. The work requires about five hundred dollars more than has been subscribed, and this must be in hand by the first of June, when it is necessary for Mr. Lopp to sail, if he goes this year.
HISTORY OF A CHURCH IN ALABAMA.
BY REV. SPENCER SNELL.
The beautiful and healthful city of Talladega is located among the Appalachian foot hills. The First Congregational church was organized in the year 1868. The first members were people who came out of the colored Baptist Church, and who had begun to look for a more intelligent mode of worship and better religious instruction than it was possible to have in churches whose pastors had been slaves and were uneducated.
The first pastor of the church was Rev. H. E. Brown, of Ridgefield, O., whom the American Missionary Association had sent into the South. Since his retirement the pulpit has been occupied by several pastors, including the acceptable services of professors of Talladega College. My pastorate began in 1894.
There are friendly relations between our church and the other colored churches near at hand. The pastor is often invited to preach in the other churches. The pastors of two of the Baptist churches are graduates of our school here, and the pastor of one of the Methodist churches is now taking lessons in our seminary.
The present membership of the church is 219. Many of them are poor students who have to be helped through school. The resident members have but very little money. With one or two exceptions they receive small pay for what they do. Those who have trades find but little here to do and have to go away to get employment. Among the male members of the church are farmers, mechanics, etc., and among the females those who do laundry work, sewing, etc. Several of these women take the washing of families home and work very hard for a very little money with which to subsist their families, buy books, and pay tuition for their children in Talladega College.
There are about thirty-five members of the church who own their homes, and about eleven who rent the places where they live. Several of the homes owned by the members of the church are fairly comfortable for Southern homes, having from two to seven rooms. None of them are costly. I do not suppose that one of them cost $1,000. Neither is the furniture in them costly. Scarcely any of them have carpets on their floors. They look upon carpets as a luxury which they cannot afford. Plaster on the walls is almost as rare as carpets on the floors. In some cases there is not a rocking-chair in the house. The furniture they have is of a very ordinary kind.
The people have but very little money and are obliged to struggle long and hard to get a little place to call home, in many cases buying the lumber and hiring the carpenter on credit. This being the case, it takes them years and years to pay for the little homes. The homes vary from the fairly comfortable to the wretched. It is noticeable that those who have had the advantages of an education have better homes than those who have no education.
There comes to mind as I write one very miserable home in which both the parents are ignorant. There are three rooms to the house not nearly so comfortable as the places where Northern farmers keep their horses and cattle. There is neither stove nor grate in the house, but simply some rocks on each side of the open fireplace on which they lay the green wood, by which they sit and shiver while the cold winds blow through the cracks in the floor and sides of the house. There are six children and only two excuses for beds. One of these has on it a tick, the other has a pile of dirty rags. There is not a whole table or chair in the house.
And yet, these people, like many others just as poor as they, are trying to educate their children. They believe that in Christian education lies the only redemption from this condition for them and their race, through their children, who are enjoying privileges that were denied to them.
There are not more than a dozen individuals in the church who are earning a comfortable living. More than that number did so when times were better, but now there is not much for them to do except conduct very poor farms, on which they cannot earn enough to make themselves comfortable.
There have been very few years in the history of the church when it did not have a revival of religion. Of late it has been the custom to have two series of special services each year—one during the winter, while the school is in session, and another during the summer vacation. Effort is made each year to have all the students converted. Of all the young people who have graduated here only two have left without being professing Christians.
The growth of the church has not been rapid, but steady. During the days of slavery the colored people were members of the churches to which their masters belonged. None of them belonged to Congregational churches, and so, when Congregationalism came to the South after the war, it was entirely new to the former slaves and to those who had been their masters.
The masses of the children and the young people still cling to the churches which their parents were taught to love. It will, therefore, be some time before Congregationalism will grow rapidly in the South. The church has no building of its own, and no parsonage, but worships in the chapel of Talladega College. The building in which the chapel is located was erected by the white Baptists of the Coosa Valley Association before the war as a college for their sons. Some of the old slaves who helped to put up the building lived to see freedom, to see the building come into the hands of the American Missionary Association, and to see their own children study and graduate in it.
MEETINGS AMONG THE HILLS AND AT A CONVICT CAMP.
BY REV. H. E. PARTRIDGE.
Perhaps nowhere is a religious meeting made more of than in the hill country of the South. There are reasons and reasons for the fact. Take a real, genuine Methodist or Baptist matron, or brother, of fifty, and they love Christ and His cause, and do not fail to associate their love for Him and the work with the gathering in His name. If it be possible, they will be in attendance when "the parson" comes round. The girls love to go; some because they, too, are learning to love the service of the Master, some because they have no other so good opportunity to see and be seen, and others because everybody else goes. Where the girls and young ladies are sure to be, there the boys and young men are apt to be; and so it comes that when the meeting, especially the "big meeting," is to be held, the people throng. And if you want to see a genuine democracy, untainted by any kind of aristocracy, you could not find it better illustrated than among the hills, at meeting time, in some log "church-house." No Sir Wonderful to claim best pew, no usher to give you the place he chooses. You come with your wife and, following the custom, she goes to the left, you to the right. I will not describe the service. The singing varies from a wonderful chorus of praise that lacks nothing in volume in one neighborhood, to the nasal-twanged hymn which some incompetent leader sings almost alone in some other community. The old songs predominate, but any brisk moving song of work of praise or progress easily becomes a favorite, when once it has been sung long enough so that the words and movement are mastered by a few.
You will not be long in any big meeting or revival service before you will hear:
"Mother has a home, sweet home, Mother has a home, sweet home, Mother has a home, sweet home. Lord, I want to join the angels; beautiful home."
This is varied. Now it is Brother, Father, Preacher, or Sister who has a home.
You may not know the tune or words, but it will not be long before you are singing with the rest, if you are a participator or worshiper, and not that horrid and heartless thing, a critical looker-on.
You know of the hand-shaking? If a sinner seeks to enter the Christian life, he comes, on invitation of the minister, to shake hands at the close of, or during, the service. And often service closes with an all-round-hand-shake. There is a song started, like "Say, Brother, will you meet me?" or some simple devotional hymn, and all rise and shake hands all around, singing or praying, or speaking gently one to another.
Ah! many a feud has sunk forever, many an unpleasantness has been forgotten, many a half-ripe quarrel has been strangled, and many a friendship has been strengthened and ripened in these services of emotion and love, those hand-shakings of the Mountaineers. The blessings of the peacemakers should be his who first introduced the service.
Among other invitation hymns I have heard, I remember vividly:
"Sinner, you are welcome, Yes, Yes, welcome To the dying lamb."
This, too, is varied. "Seeker," "Brother," "Sister," and "Everybody's welcome" being sung.
I could tell of parts I do not like, of excitements the reverse of helpful to my devotional feelings, and of loudness mistaken for piety or zeal, but so could others criticise the services at Dr. Cuyler's or Dr. Storrs's church. I prefer to speak of the really good.
May I tell you of a unique service? It was at the Convict Camp, near Baker's X Roads, in Cumberland County, Tenn.
No need to ring the bell—the congregation are assembled, and armed guards are standing by lest someone should escape. Still a bell was tapped. Silence at once.
"Boys," I said, "when I was here before you kindly asked me to come and speak to you again. I am here. Before I speak I want to have you sing. Will you sing?" A moment's pause, and in the rich tones which the colored people so often have, there rang out from scores of throats, one of those weird songs of the race. It was of chariots and heaven, of songs and praises, and of Jesus the King. I cannot reproduce or describe it. I prayed for a blessing on our service, and several responded with apparently as fervent "Amen" as ever came from Camp Meeting or Altar service. Then I read passages, closing with a part of Romans 6: from the twenty-third verse. I spoke briefly of "The wages of sin, and of the gift of God." I almost fear I was harsh. Poor fellows—they were criminals, but who is not guilty, before God, of violations of Divine law?
As I pleaded for the starting of a better life, as I spoke of their families, as I said "Some of you will be through with prison life soon," as I talked of honesty, sobriety, and purity, there were moist eyes. I asked for an expression at the close. All who will accept Jesus Christ, and from this very hour live for Him, and with the strength he gives try to forget the grievances you have thought to revenge; try to love and serve one another here, in Christ's name, and others when released; strive to do your work faithfully; in short, try to do what you think Christ would want you to do—first, give me your hand, and then kneel with me in prayer. Through the chinks and crevices of the stockade a score of men thrust their hands, eager to respond to the invitation, and many knelt in prayer.
How much was make-believe? How much was genuine? The Searcher of hearts alone knows. Sowing by all waters, I am willing to leave results with God.
Another song, and then "Good-bye, boss!" "Good-bye, Captain!" "Come again, preacher!"
The days were weeks, and then! Criminal carelessness, perhaps. A premature explosion of dynamite and powder combined on the railroad, and six of these men had been discharged. Dead! A rough grave beside the track, God knows the rest. They were convicts, they were blacks, but they were my brothers and yours, children of one Father.
I was tired that Sunday, but I am glad God let me go and give them another invitation to the Christ-life. Perhaps in some other time and place I shall talk over that service among the boys in black at Convict Camp, with a soul in white over there. Who knows?
A BRIGHT AND CANDID VIEW OF OUR MOUNTAIN WORK.
The following letter comes from a member of the "Andover Band," three of whom entered the work among the American Highlanders last year. It is the first band of theological students organized in any of our seminaries for work in the field of the American Missionary Association. It was a very interesting movement and worthy the seminary that has sent out bands into other parts of the country which have accomplished great results.
The testimony is set forth by Prof. John C. Campbell, a cultured young man, who looks on this interesting work with a fresh vision and gives opinions well balanced respecting this field and others.
It should be said that the letter was not written for publication.
The year has been trying and wearing, but I take great satisfaction in knowing that much has been accomplished. We have established ourselves in the hearts of the people, I believe, and have the respect and co-operative interest of the best men in this and adjoining counties, so I hope for great things in the future if our friends in the North will only help us.
Suspicion has given way to confidence, and I may even fire broadsides at the tobacco habit now, even if it hits home. They are a trying, promising, and loveable people. I admire those of my classmates who have heard the voice of God (not the prompting of inclination) calling them to remain in dear old hair-splitting New England; but, while I admire their bravery, I am sorry for them, for it must seem as if they were striking in the air. Here we see the enemy, and can strike directly at him, and one has some satisfaction in getting weary and sick at heart in fighting at great odds against a visible power instead of the more subtle powers "of the air." But I digress! It is such a temptation to let myself out when communicating with one who understands this discouraging, fascinating, and encouraging work. This year's work has given me experience, as well as gray hair, and even if my labors in the South should terminate this year, I should feel that I had gained a great deal. I wish that all Northerners could come to know the best element of the South, and show their magnanimity as victors by helping the American Missionary Association do the work which alone will make a new South. To me the South presents a touching but heroic picture as she struggles nobly, but somewhat uncertainly, toward the light, still the victim of her cavalier training, still held back by the poor black and the poor white, the products of her accursed institution. Now that is all abolished, she needs help from the North. I doubt if we in the North would be any better had we been placed in the same environment, and our superiority may be due as much to soil, climate, and the consequent unprofitableness of slave labor, as to our Puritan ancestry.
The tide of immigration is beginning to turn toward this State from Georgia, and many coming from the Dakotas. The mass of ignorance is appalling. I realize in part, I think, the difficulty of getting the needs of the whites before a sympathizing audience. When it comes to a white man's needs and his condition, too many church members and others substitute the scientific theory of the survival of the fittest for Christ's law of love. They forget too, I fear, that many of these people in the mountains are victims of slavery as innocent as the Negro; and they do not see that their indifference is letting them lie in the hard bed which circumstances, largely beyond their control, have made for them. If they will only give us money, "greenbacks," if need be, and enable us to get the young out of bed on their intellectual and spiritual feet, I shall be satisfied. And if our Congressmen and politicians would bury the "Bloody Shirt," and stop throwing stones over Mason and Dixon's fence, and out of their personal means give, what is too often given uselessly, to the Association and other similar Boards, the questions which spring from sectional prejudice would soon be solved. I do believe that what the American Missionary Association stands for is the panacea for all political and social ills.
BY REV. GEO. H HAINES.
We are in the midst of a glorious revival. Rev. James Wharton was with us six days. What wonderful help he has been to our work during his stay with us. We had eleven hopeful conversions. We continued our meetings after he left us, and our total number of conversions is twenty. Among the persons who have left the ways of sin and turned into the way of life are two very remarkable cases. A woman of about fifty years of age, a drunkard and one of the most profane women in our city, asked the people of God to pray for her. It seemed hard for her to understand the simple plan of salvation, and that the Lord Jesus would save her if she would believe. The evening after Mr. Wharton left she received the evidence of her conversion. I can never tell how the news of this woman's conversion spread over the city. It created as much excitement as the news of the man who was found by our Saviour among the tombs. Crowds came to our services to see if the news was true, and when they heard the testimony for Christ they rejoiced with us.
The other is a man of about the same age, who has been a great disbeliever in the word of God, though his wife was a member of our church. He was a very strong man in all the societies in the city. He has been led out of darkness into light. The people say: "God bless Mr. Wharton." Our Sunday-school has grown wonderfully in the last month. Indeed, every department of our church work is looking up.
BY REV. J.P. SIMS.
Evangelist Wharton's visit did us a great deal of good. Not only have souls been converted, but the church has been edified. In the revival there were six hopeful conversions, and four joined our church, among them a very promising young man.
Our people are becoming more and more willing to divide their little mite with the church. They make a special effort once a month to help raise the pastor's salary by giving what they call a "surprise party," bringing packages of flour, sugar, coffee, meal, rice, fish, etc., for which I give them credit. Sometimes the unconverted are with them. They come in singing, fill the table, then a prayer, and return at once, singing as they go. By this process we are able to send in a better report than we have been doing.
CENTRAL CHURCH, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
BY REV. JOHN W. WHITTAKER.
We have just passed through a precious season of revival. We began a series of meetings during the week of prayer. God's presence and blessing were manifestly with us, so we were constrained to continue them another week, holding meetings every night. Fifteen were turned to God. Nine of them have united with our church and have begun service for the Master. The meetings were well attended, and our whole church was stirred up to more faithful work for God and humanity. Our church is steadily increasing in strength. Almost every Sabbath some one is taken into membership. We have on our books nearly two hundred and fifty people who have pledged themselves to give weekly on an average ten cents or more toward the support of the church. We love the American Missionary Association, and appreciate all that it is doing for us. We need its aid just now. We cannot get on without it. But we do not mean to make what you do for us an excuse for doing less for ourselves.
ITEMS FROM THE FIELD.
DENOMINATIONAL FRATERNITY.—From High Point, N. C., we have the following:
One of the great hindrances to the evangelization of the colored people in the South is the constant flaunting of denominational banners by ignorant and unprincipled preachers. But I am happy to say, that at our special services on Lincoln Memorial Day, this spirit of evil was buried in High Point, at least for one day. It was pleasant to see Methodists, Baptists, and Congregationalists working harmoniously together to make the occasion successful. One brother and wife gave us 45 cents, and the pastor of the Baptist Church, after speaking a word in behalf of the American Missionary Association came forward and deposited a quarter on the table, at the same time urging his members to give liberally to help it overcome its great burden of debt. I am pleased also to note the self-denial of two faithful members, a mother and daughter of our own church, who out of their poverty gave 50 cents each. Both of these good women are out in service, and although their earnings are very small, they never give less than 25 cents each whenever special efforts are made to raise money for the support of the work.
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCES OF THE PAST.—Rev. James Brown, of Anniston, Ala., recalls some memories of the past:
When we met as a church on October 22, to pray for the success of the American Missionary Association, it was touching to hear the testimony of people from thirty-five to fifty years of age as to the self-sacrificing spirit of the missionaries of the American Missionary Association, as they came from Talladega to this section more than twenty-five years ago. Some told how the missionaries had to hide from place to place to keep out of the reach of the Ku Klux, the speakers being almost eye-witnesses to the murder of Mr. Luke, a few miles from this place. If some of our Northern friends could have heard the words of gratitude for the work of the American Missionary Association, and seen the tears of joy over what has been accomplished, they would know that their labors and gifts had not been in vain.
LIBERAL GIVING FROM A SMALL INCOME.—Rev. A. L. DeMond, of Lowell, N. C., writes:
The people have had a heavy burden upon them during the hard times of these winter months when there is so little for them to do in the way of earning money. Of their little means they give freely and gladly. Many of them are paid for their work in provisions at the stores so that they do not receive much money. One poor woman said to me: "I can always give a little something because I get forty cents every week for my washing." She lives in a little log cabin, through the sides of which the wind often whistles, but every Sunday she gives something for the church of Christ.
A POOR WOMAN'S FINE FEELING.—One day last year our laundress sent her oldest boy, a lad fourteen years of age, on an errand. He was gone an hour or more longer than she expected him to be. Upon his return she asked him what he had been doing all that time. He told her that an expressman had been run away with, and had been quite badly hurt. He had helped get the man into a store, had gone for a doctor, and had done all that he could for him. When he left him the man told him to go to his office the next day and he would give him something. The boy's mother at once said that he mustn't think of taking anything for what he had done for the man when he was in trouble.
Who can say that the colored people are incapable of fine feeling? This poor woman was certainly not so well provided with this world's goods that she had no use for money. On the contrary, she was a widow, with a family of five children that she had kept together and had sent to school at the cost of much sacrifice and years of hard work at the washtub.
MISS M. C. COLLINS, FORT YATES, N. DAK.
I am sure you will be glad to hear of the great, may I say "revival," which seems to be upon us. On March 1 at our regular communion we received into the church fifteen adults, and there were eight marriages and nine children baptized. Six of these people came from Flying-By region (Miss Lord's people). She is rejoicing. One, Swift Cloud, and his wife, are a middle-aged couple, who lived here when I first came to this village. They are a good addition to our force. Then Two-Runs and his wife are two good people, Miss Lord's near neighbors, and will be a great help to her. The others uniting came from my village, and we now have only two men and their wives in this village who are not in the church. Bird-Dog, another of Miss Lord's people, and his wife and sister have given me their names as candidates for membership at the next communion. The Y. M. C. A. down there are hauling logs to build a place to meet in. The little cabin we put up is already too small.
Our contributions for Native Missionary work, from October 1 to March 1, all told, on Standing Rock Agency, are $206.47.
Women's Missionary $107.20 Societies have given Y. M. C. A. 57.99 Grand River Church 21.78 Standing Rock Church 19.50 Elkhorn (on Grand River), 45.65 the Women's Society Y. M. C. A. 26.39
Beside this our church here has given about $15 to the Lincoln Memorial Fund for the Association and $10 to buy table and chairs for the pulpit. Our Christians are going from house to house to pray with the sick, and many of these people are being brought to Christ through this means. On communion Sunday we opened the folding doors and yet the church was so full that three of us sat down on the little platform behind the pulpit.
I forgot to tell you that aside from this $206 we raised $200 to build a chapel at One Bull's, where Elias was. The house is too little.
We are not "lazy, good-for-nothing Indians, fit only for the soldiers' target." We are men and women struggling against clannishness and superstition—against evil without and within—reaching up to you who know the blessedness of the Light of the Gospel, asking you to reach down, down into our dark lives and lift us up. Let us get a glimpse on this side of the beauties of Heaven.
We need your help, and bye and bye we will join your forces and help you to gather with God's fold other tribes and nations who know not God. Do not cut us down this spring. It will break our hearts with discouragement.
God help people to hear our prayer. We shake hands with God's people in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
P.S.—Three of the people outside the church in this village have given me their names as candidates for church membership at the May communion.
CROW AGENCY, MONTANA.—The growth of the missionary work among the Indians at the Crow Agency, Montana, is very encouraging. Recent reports from this field bring information of large gatherings in the religious services, and in the church services and Sunday-school. Our missionary, Rev. J. G. Burgess, is planning to spend several weeks this summer among the camps on the prairies to which the Indians withdraw during the warmer months. A chapel is very much needed at this mission in order to afford a place for religious gatherings and such instruction as the missionary and his wife are able to give these Indians. This mission of the American Missionary Association is the only Protestant mission among the entire Crow tribe.
THE OROVILLE MISSION.
BY REV. W.C. POND, D.D.
New Years Cake.
The cake of which we give a picture is more than a monument to the artistic cookery of which some of our brethren there are capable. It was made in a sort of Christian competition with the rude and senseless operations by which their idol-worshiping countrymen observed their great annual festival. And on Salvation Army principles, though not after their methods, it called the attention of multitudes both of Chinese and Americans to the Mission House and the Mission work and the Saviour for whom our brethren were eager to bear witness. They did not confine their attention to cake-making nor express their loyalty to Christ in that way alone, but made up a very respectable sum, which, as "New Year's Gifts to Jesus," they placed in our treasury.
The picture, as we are able to give it in our magazine, is not large enough to show all the points of interest about this cake. It represents, of course, a Chinese pagoda, but with the idols omitted. Possibly there is in it a little symbolism of ascent—the excelsior spirit which comes from new life in Christ. Beginning at the shell foundation, we see two cards which bear in Chinese an inscription literally translated thus: "Eyes see; hands must not touch." Above this were the more abrupt or pointed English words: "Hands off." Over the door at the head of the steps is a framed inscription: "Happy New Year, 1896." In what might be called the second story there is another inscription, which, being interpreted, reads: "Blessed News Chapel"—i.e., Gospel Chapel—while on the right post are characters which, literally translated, mean: "Blessed Land: good cultivating"—i.e., to good cultivation this happy land yields large returns. On the left-hand post the characters literally translated mean: "News Chapel: righteous pastor: forms intimate friends"—i.e., the righteous pastor of this Gospel Chapel makes warm friends.
On either side of the cake are Chinese New Year's lilies (narcissus) growing to perfection in saucers supplied with nothing except clean pebbles and pure water—these are said to symbolize purity and mercy. Above the lilies rise great clusters of artificial flowers, which also have some symbolical import; I am unable to say what.
This will be a good place to say a few words about this mission, which has now been in existence for more than twenty years. During all this period it has occupied, rent free, a small brick building belonging to our ex-Governor and United States Senator, Hon. George C. Perkins, who began his wonderfully successful career in this town of Oroville. He has not even required us to pay the taxes upon it, and when a rumor reached my ears that his agent had received an offer for the purchase of it, Mr. Perkins kindly assured me that we should have the first chance to buy it, and he would help us out by a generous donation. That's the sort of man he is.
There has always been a large Chinese population engaged mainly in mining, whose headquarters were at Oroville. When our mission was established the number was estimated at not less than twenty-five hundred. Chinatown was quite extensive and all its frail structures swarmed, like bee-hives, with inhabitants. There are no such throngs now, but there are still people enough to call forth the most and the best that we can do for them.
A large number of Chinese have here been turned from idol-worship to the love of Jesus. I have at hand no means of scanning the long roll—reaching up to many hundreds—of those who have for longer or shorter periods been brought here to know something of Christ. And the frequent change of teachers has rendered impossible any adequate statement of results. Among those whom I specially remember are three Yongs: One, Yong Jim, an unusually well-educated man who, after being a missionary helper in several of our fields, returned to China, and has done gospel-work there in connection with the American Board; another, Yong Kay, was a delegate from California to the great convention of the Y. P. S. C. E. in Boston, and made several addresses there, which were well received. He is now preaching the Word in that city. Yet another of the same family has been for several years a leader in Christian work among the Chinese in New York. The Christians in California and elsewhere belonging to this family have a little missionary work of their own among their relatives in China in addition to what they do through our Chinese Missionary Society. The work at Oroville is now in excellent hands. We have a good helper—intelligent, wise, steadfast—who almost wholly supports himself, drawing but five dollars per month from our treasury, and giving back a goodly portion of this. The teachers are faithful and earnest, and I rejoice to add that for several years our church in that town has recognized its responsibility for this work, has given it the right hand of fellowship, and has aided it with generous gifts.
Jubilee Year Fund, Additional Shares.
Rev. MILO N. MILES, Iowa City, Ia.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL, East Orange, N. J.
Miss M. F. AIKEN, Maiden, Mass.
Mrs. MARY R. ENGLESBY, Burlington, Vt.
Rev. GEO. W. REED and WIFE, Fort Yates, N. D.
E. A. GOODNOW, Worcester, Mass., two shares.
BROADWAY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Norwich, Conn., twenty shares.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Watertown, Conn.
Judge WM. H. UPSON, Akron, O.
TRINITARIAN CONG'L CH., Norton, Mass., four shares.
Rev. J. E. ROY, D.D., Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. A. B. ROSS, Cambridgeboro, Pa.
ARTHUR'S MISSION, Millbury, Mass., two shares.
HORACE TRACEY PITKIN, New Hartford, Conn.
Mrs. EMMA P. SHUMWAY, Groton, Mass.
Mrs. AUGUSTA S. THURSTON, Whitinsville, Mass.
HIGH ST. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Auburn, Me.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY, Keene, N. H.
Dea. M. M. FISHER, Medway, Mass.
E. FISHER RICHARDSON, Medway, Mass.
Mrs. HARRIET P. SOMERS, Boston, Mass.
FROM A FRIEND IN MEMORY OF HER MOTHER, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. M. N. PHELPS, Foxboro, Mass.
Dr. R. N. BAUGHMAN, Marseilles, Ill., two shares.
WINDHAM CONFERENCE of Connecticut.
MARY R. CUMMINGS, for heirs of W. H. Cummings, two shares.
Mrs. A. L. BAYLEY, Amesbury, Mass.
CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENTS, Flushing, N. Y.
Mrs. LUCY S. CONNOR, Henniker, N. H.
JOHN P. JUBE, Newark, N. J.
Mrs. SARAH C. KELLOGG, in memory of her Father, Rev. E. J. Comings, Kingsville, O.
Miss ABBY W. TURNER, Randolph, Mass., two shares.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AND DEPARTMENTS, Grand View, Tenn.
Rev. J. G. BURGESS and Wife, Crow Agency, Mont.
BY A FRIEND in memory of Rev. J. H. Stearns, D.D., Epping, N. H.
A MEMBER OF SOUTH CHURCH, Salem, Mass.
NELSON VALENTINE, in memory of Mrs. R. W. Valentine, New Gloucester, Me.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Auburndale, Mass.
Mrs. JULIA E. BRICK, Brooklyn, N. Y.
GLOUCESTER EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY, Chepachet, R. I.
Mrs. JOHN H. WASHBURN, New York.
GEO. W. MARSTON, San Diego, Cal.
Mrs. ANNA LEE MARSTON, San Diego, Cal.
JAMES A. SMITH, Osage, Iowa.
S. B. FRENCH, Chicago, Ill.
SOUTH CHURCH, Salem, Mass., two shares.
NORFOLK CONFERENCE, Mass.
Previously reported, 34 Subscriptions reported 75 above, —— Total number of shares 109 reported,
RECEIPTS FOR APRIL, 1896.
THE DANIEL HAND FUND
For the Education of Colored People.
Income for April $1,100.00 Previously acknowledged 31,307.35 ————— $32,407.35 ==========
MAINE, $417.24. Alfred. Cong. Ch. 9.50 Auburn. High St. Cong. 57.81 Ch. (50 of which for Share Jubilee Fund) Auburn. Sixth St. Cong. 15.00 Ch. Auburn. Sixth St. Cong. Ch., B. of C. for Andersonville, Ga. Belfast. First Cong. Ch. 50.00 Biddeford. "Friends" in 6.00 Pavillion Ch. Brewer. First Cong. Ch. 16.00 Bridgton. First Cong. Ch. 14.55 and Soc. Bridgton. Mrs. Julia P. 1.75 Hall, for Freight to Grand View, Tenn. Bucksport. S.S. Class by 2.13 M.S. Blodgett, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Cumberland Center. 3.00 Helping Hand Soc., for Student Aid, McIntosh, Ga. East Otisfield. Mrs. 1.00 Susan K. Loring Eastport. Central Cong. 6.50 Ch., 5.50; Jun. End. Soc. Central Cong. Ch., 1; Lincoln Mem. Day Offering Farmington. Miss. C.N. 2.00 Bixby, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Gardiner. Marietta Parshley, Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Hallowell. Ladies' Prayer 5.00 Circle, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. Kennebunk. Union Ch. and 46.90 Soc. Litchfield Corners. Cong. 5.00 Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., for Indian M. Portland. "To help pay 25.00 the debt" Portland. Class in S. S. 10.00 Second Parish Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work Portland. Y. P. S. C. E. 10.00 Bethel Ch., for Student Aid, Lincoln Acad., King's Mountain, N. C. South Berwick. Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. South Gardiner. Cong. Ch. 6.00 Standish. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Vinal Haven. Miss Minnie 6.00 A. Whitten, 5; Mrs. Carrie L. Paige, 1, for Student Aid, McIntosh, Ga. Wells. First Cong. Ch. 15.00 Yarmouth. First Parish 30.00 Church Maine Woman's Aid to A. M. A., by Mrs. Ida V. Woodbury, Treas.: Albany. Mrs. H. G. 5.00 Lovejoy, 3; Mrs J.E. Bird, 1; ——, 1 Biddeford. Pavilion Ch. 5.00 Lewiston. Pine St. Ch. 30.00 (10 of which for Student Aid, Straight U.) Portland. Bethel Ch. 23.10 ———- 63.10
NEW HAMPSHIRE, $533.68. Alstead Center. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Sab. Sch., 2.68; Ladies' Circle, 2.32 Atkinson. Cong. Ch. and 14.17 Soc. Concord. First Cong. Ch. 100.88 (8 of which for the Debt) to const. JOHN C. RICHARDS, LOUIS B. TEBAU, and MRS. ANN G. CLARK L.M.'s Concord. "Friend" 5.00 Durham. Cong. Ch. 20.00 East Derry. Mrs. Day, 2.30 for Wilmington, N. C. East Derry. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., freight paid for Wilmington, N. C. Epping. Cong. Ch., 6.23; 11.23 Mrs. Shepherd's S. S. Class, 5 Epping. Two Bbls. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Exeter. Second Cong. Ch. 41.00 Farmington. Cong. Ch. 3.00 Hampstead. Cong. Ch. 15.00 Hancock. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Hinsdale. Cong. Ch. 3.58 Keene. First Cong. Ch., 50.00 for Share Jubilee Fund Meriden. Florence Robinson, Box C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Nashua. Pilgrim Ch., 153.44 123.44 to const. MISS JESSIE A. PLUMMER, MISS M. E. EMERSON, MRS. A. K. WOODBURY and H. E. KENDALL L.M.'s; Y. P. S. C. E. of Pilgrim Ch., 30 to const. WILLIAM JENNINGS L.M. Newfields. Miss H. L. 33.50 Fitts, Col., for Wilmington, N. C. Newmarket. Thos. H. 10.00 Wiswall Newport. Cong. Ch. 36.18 Penacook. C.H. Saunders, Case New Boots and Shoe for McIntosh, Ga. Rye. Cong. Ch. 4.40 West Concord. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. New Hampshire Female Cent. Inst. and Home Missionary Union, Miss A. A. McFarland, Treas.: West Concord Y. L. M. 20.00 Soc., for Tougaloo U.
VERMONT, $271.85. Brattleboro. Center Cong. 99.67 Ch. Brattleboro. Mrs. C. B. 5.00 Rice, for Fisk U. Burlington. First Ch., 50.00 Mrs. Mary R. Engelesby, for Share Jubilee Fund Burlington. Cong. Ch., Box Goods, Freight paid, for McIntosh, Ga. Chelsea. Cong. Ch., for 1.30 Freight to McIntosh, Ga. Essex Juction. Cong. Ch. 10.89 Fairlee. "A Friend" 10.00 Jeffersonville. Second 5.00 Cong. Ch. of Cambridge Newport. First Cong. Ch. 16.25 Norwich. Mrs B. B. Newton 5.00 Peacham. Cong. Ch. and S. 5.00 S., adl., "A Friend" Putney. Ladies' Aid Soc., of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Quechee. Cong. Ch. 23.81 Rutland. John Howard 4.00 Vergennes. Cong. Ch. 15.00 West Randolph. Susan E. 5.00 Albin Williamstown. Cong. Ch. 7.00 Williston. Cong. Ch. 8.93
MASSACHUSETTS, $5,068.95. Abington. First Cong. Ch. 6.55 Amherst. South Cong. Ch. 2.39 Arlington. Mrs. E. T. Hillard, Bbl. C. for McIntosh, Ga. Ballardvale. Union Cong. 25.75 Ch. Berlin. Cong. Ch. 18.21 Boston. Union Cong. Ch. 211.36 Old South Ch., adl. 115.00 Old South Ch., Miss C. M. 40.00 Clapp, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Mrs. Harriet P. Somers, 50.00 for Share Jubilee Fund Wm. Shaw, for Student 35.00 Aid, Straight U. Charlestown. Winthrop 35.68 Cong. Ch. Dorchester. Second Cong. 96.34 Ch. Dorchester. Mrs. Jacob 10.00 Fullerton Jamaica Plain. Boylston 38.50 Cong. Ch. Roxbury. Eliot Cong. Ch. 131.75 ———— 763.63 Boxford. First Cong. Ch. 25.00 Braintree. First Cong. 3.83 Ch. Brockton. "Cottage 8.00 Prayer Circle" of Cong. Ch., for Wilmington, N. C. Brookline. Harvard Cong. 103.77 Ch. Buckland. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C. for Macon, Ga. Cambridgeport. Prospect 117.35 St. Cong. Ch., 87.06; Pilgrim Cong. Ch., 25.29; Mrs. Mary E. Hidden, 5 Cambridgeport. Y. P. S. 10.00 C. E. of Pilgrim Ch., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. Carlisle. C. E. Soc., by 25.00 Mrs W. B. Chamberlin, for Saluda Sem., N. C. Charlton. Cong. Ch. 6.50 Cohasset. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C. for Macon, Ga. Concord Junction. Union 1.00 Ch. Conway. Cong. Ch. and 41.00 Sab. Sch. Dedham. Sab. Sch. First 20.47 Cong. Ch., for Indian Schp., Fort Berthold, N. D. Dunstable. Cong. Ch., to 30.00 const. MRS. JAMES E. WESTON L.M. East Bridgewater. Union 25.00 Cong. Ch., Extra Cent a day Band Enfield. Cong. Ch. 30.00 Fall River. Central Cong. 25.00 Ch., adl. Falmouth. North Cong. Ch. 5.00 Florence. Florence Cong. 18.30 Ch. Foxboro. Mrs M. N. 50.00 Phelps, for Share Jubilee Fund Framingham. Plymouth 36.75 Cong. Ch. (10 of which for Indian M.) Gill. Y. P. S. C. E., by 5.90 Jessie S. Moore, Sec., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. Great Barrington. James 5.00 Bird, for Jubilee Fund Greenfield. Mrs. E. M. 25.00 Russell Groton. Union Cong. Ch., 50.00 Mrs. Emma P. Shumway, for Share Jubilee Fund Groveland. Rev. L.F. 1.37 Berry, for Freight to Grand View, Tenn. Hamilton. Mrs. E. F. Knowlton and Friends, Bbl. C. for Saluda, N. C. Haverhill. Algernon P. 50.00 Nichols, for Fisk U. Haverhill. Riverside Ch., 9.23 6.50; Fourth Ch., 2.73 Haydenville. Cong. Ch. 7.24 and Soc. Housatonic. Prim. Sab. 2.00 Sch. Class, for Student Aid, McIntosh, Ga. Ipswich. Sab. Sch. of 50.00 South Ch., for Indian M., Fort Berthold, N. D. Lawrence. "Friend," for 0.20 Student Aid, Beach Inst. Lexington. Hancock Cong. 14.25 Ch. Malden. Miss M. F. Aiken 5.00 Malden. First Cong. Ch. 3.00 Y. P. S. C. E., for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. Mansfield. Ortho. Cong. 22.00 Ch. Maplewood. Y. P. S. C. E. 15.00 of Cong. Ch. Marion. Sab. Sch. Cong. 5.69 Ch. Marshfield Hills. Mrs. G. 2.00 H. Morss, for Woman's Work Medway. Dea. M. M. 100.00 Fisher, 50, for Share Jubilee Fund; E. Fisher Richardson, 50, for Share Jubilee Fund Melrose. Ortho. Cong. 31.60 Ch., for Indian M. Melrose. Wm. W. Boynton 15.00 Melrose Highlands. "Thank 2.50 Offering" Middleboro. First Cong. 16.00 Ch. Millbury. "Arthurs 100.00 Mission," for 2 Shares Jubilee Fund Milton. "A Friend," for 10.00 new building, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Mount Hermon. Mount 25.00 Hermon Miss'y Soc., for Fisk U. Natick. Rev. C. F. 5.00 Robinson New Boston. A. E. 6.00 Callender Newton. Eliot Ch. 90.00 Newton Center. First 94.77 Cong. Ch. Newton Highlands. Cong. 110.62 Ch., Easter Sunday Northampton. Dorcas 55.00 Society, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. North Brookfield. First 22.70 Cong. Ch. and Soc. North Brookfield. Extra 20.00 Cent a Day Band, First Cong. Ch., for a horse, Hagan, Ga. North Carver. Cong. Ch. 14.00 Northfield. Y. P. S. C. 5.00 E., by Elsie Duncan North Leominster. Cong. 16.00 Ch., 14; Y. P. S. C. E. of Cong. Ch., 2 North Leominster. Y. L. Aid Soc. of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. Norton. Trin. Cong. Ch. 7.08 Norton. Trin. Cong. Ch. 250.00 (200 of which for 4 Shares Jubilee Fund) Pittsfield. First Cong. 54.29 Ch. Randolph. Ladies' Benev. 25.00 Ass'n., by Miss Abby W. Turner, for Share, Tougaloo U. Reedville. Geo. L. Rice 5.00 Rockland. C. E. Society, 2 Bbls. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. Roslindale. Cong. Ch., 12.00 Children's M. Band, for Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. Salem. South Cong. Ch. 141.56 Salem. Tabernacle Ch. (1 58.02 of which for Indian M.) Salem. Sab. Sch. Crombie 15.00 St. Cong. Ch., for Santee Indian Sch., Santee, Neb. Somerset. Mrs. A. L. 2.00 Morrill, Bbl. Goods; 2 for freight, for Meridian, Miss. South Deerfield. L. S. 2.00 Clary South Hadley Falls. L. M. 10.00 S., for Student Aid, Straight U. South Hadley Falls. Cong 8.51 Ch. South Hadley Falls. Jr. 6.00 End. Soc., Cong Ch., for Student Aid, Gregory Inst. South Weymouth. Mrs. Wm. 9.00 Dyer, for Student Aid, Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. Springfield. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C.; Y. P. S. E. of North Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Sterling. Evan. Cong. Ch. 18.18 Stockbridge. Miss A. 10.00 Byington, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. Stoughton. Cong. Ch. 8.28 Taunton. Union Cong. Ch. 18.65 Upton. First Cong. Ch. 38.04 Wakefield. Cong. Ch. 25.98 Wakefield. "Inasmuch 10.00 Circle" of King's Daughters Cong. Ch., for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. Waltham. Trin. Cong. Ch. 68.56 Waltham. "Friend" for 0.72 freight to Beach Inst. Walpole. "Friends" 30.00 Ware. First Cong. Ch. 21.35 Wareham. C. E. Soc., for 1.40 freight to Tougaloo, Miss. Warren. Sab. Sch. Cong. 23.80 Ch., for Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Warren. Y. P. S. C. E., 4.00 for Student Aid, McIntosh, Ga. Watertown. Phillips Cong. 127.15 Ch. Westboro. Evan. Cong. 25.00 Ch., Y. L. B. Soc., for Saluda, N. C. Westboro. Cong. Ch., Y. 5.00 P. S. C. E, for Student Aid, Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. West Boxford. Cong. Ch. 7.50 Westfield. —— 1.00 West Newbury. L. M. Soc., 5.00 First Cong. Ch. for Student Aid, Straight U. Westport. Pacific Union 12.50 Cong. Ch. West Springfield. Park 32.25 St. Cong. Ch. West Springfield. First 10.00 Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. West Stockbridge. Village 20.00 Cong. Ch. Whitinsville. "Thank 50.00 Offering," for Share Jubilee Fund Willbraham. "A Friend" 30.63 Woods Holl. Mrs. G. G. Dodge, Bbl. C. for Wilmington, N. C. Worcester. Plymouth Cong. 310.00 Ch. (100 of which from E. A. Goodnow, for Two Shares Jubilee Fund) Worcester. Mr. and Mrs. 100.00 Samuel R. Heywood, for Two Shares Jubilee Fund Worcester. Union Ch., 131.93 91.93; Piedmont Ch., 30; Chas. O. Bachelor, 10 Woman's Home Missionary Association of Mass. and R.I., Miss Annie C. Bridgman, Treas.: For Salaries of Teachers 340.00 Brighton. Sab Sch. Evan. 15.00 Ch., for Indian Schp. Oahe, S. D. Brimfield. Mrs. J.W. 1.00 Browning, for work for Chinese Women "A Friend in Memory of 50.00 her Mother," for Share Jubilee Fund ———— 406.00 ————- $4,568.95
ESTATE. Chelsea. Estate of Elvira 500.00 L. Harding, for Freedmen, Indian and Chinese M., by Edwin D. Sibley, Adm'r ————- $5,068.95
RHODE ISLAND, $114.09. Central Falls. Hon. E. L. 100.00 Freeman, for Two Shares Jubilee Fund Newport. United Cong. 12.89 Ch., quarterly Providence. Y. P. S. C. 1.20 E., No. Cong. Ch.
CONNECTICUT, $3,423.76. Abington. Rev. E. B. Pike 5.00 Andover. C. E. Soc., by 5.68 Ernest K. Post, Sec. Berlin. Mrs. T. M. 5.00 Warner, for Moorehead, Miss. Bethlehem. "A Friend." 4.00 Branford. Cong. Ch., 5; 8.00 A. E. Hammer, 2; L. J. Nichols, 1 Bridgeport. Second Cong. 56.89 Ch., 48.60; West End Cong. Ch., 8.29 Bristol. Miss Lena J. 47.60 Upson, 30; Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., 17.60, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. Bristol. Cong. Ch. 25.00 Center Brook. Ladies of 25.00 Cong. Ch., for Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. Chaplin. Cong. Ch. to 30.00 const. WINSLOW B. GALLUP L. M. Cheshire. Henry Gaylord, 50.00 for Share Jubilee Fund Clinton. "A Friend." 5.00 Cornwall. Second Cong. 37.30 Ch., to const. WALTER B. JOHNSON L. M. Cornwall Hollow. Y. P. S. 9.00 C. E., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Coventry. Second Cong. 21.63 Ch. Cromwell. Cong. Ch. 6.04 Derby. Second Cong. Ch., 49.47 32.00 to const. REV. EDWARD C. FELLOWS L.M.; First Cong. Ch., 17.47 Danbury. West St. Cong. 10.00 Ch. Darien. Cong. Ch. 11.38 East Canaan. Sab. Sch. 14.00 Cong. Ch., for Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. East Hampton. Cong. Ch. 22.35 East Hartland. Cong. Ch., 6.00 adl. East Haven. Cong. Ch. 35.50 (15.50 of which for Central Ch., New Orleans, La.) Enfield. Rev. O. W. 20.00 Means, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. Enfield. First Cong. Ch. 18.00 Farmington. C. E. Soc., 15.00 by Mary J. Hart, Treas., for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. Franklin. Cong. Ch. 2.00 Greenfield Hill. Cong. 36.26 Ch., 26.26; Y. P. S. C. E., by M. Louise Meeker, Treas., 10 Guilford. First Cong. 31.00 Ch., 30 to const. MISS LAURA E. BRISTOL L. M.; Capt. Chas. Griswold, 1 Hartford. First Cong. 138.03 Ch., 124.03; Asylum Hill Cong. Ch., "A Friend," 10; Elizabeth Loomis, 4 Hartford. Atwood 90.00 Collins, 50; Daniel R. Howe, 40, for Student Aid Tougaloo U. Hartford. Sab. Sch. Pearl 40.35 St. Cong. Ch., for Fisk U. Higganum. Woman's Cong. 20.00 H.M. Soc. by Katharine E. Huntington, Treas. Kent. First Cong. Ch. 12.46 Lisbon. Cong. Ch. 13.00 Lyme. Y. P. S. C. E., 5.00 for Jonesboro, Tenn. Madison. First Cong. Ch. 6.87 Mansfield Center. "A 1.00 Friend." Middlefield. Miss Anna 1.50 G. Birdsey's Sab. Sch. Class, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. Middle Haddam. Second 12.52 Cong. Ch. New Britain. "Friends," 25.00 for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. New Britain. First Ch. of Christ. Box of house linen for Marion, Ala. New Hartford. Horace 50.00 Tracy Pitkin, for Share Jubilee Fund New Hartford. North Cong. 1.50 Ch., Jun. C. E., for Student Aid, A. N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. New Hartford. Ladies' Aid Society, Box C. for Tougaloo, Miss. New Haven. Yale Sem., 25.00 Rev. S. Harris, D.D., 10; Mrs. C. H. Dill, 5; E. H. Sperry, 5; Wells Campbell, 3; J. W, Nichols, 2 New Haven. By Mrs. C.A. 3.20 Pyne, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. New London. First Ch. of 48.62 Christ New London. Sab. Sch. 29.15 First Ch. of Christ, for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. New London. Alice C. 6.00 Crandall, for Student Aid, A. N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. New London. First Ch., 0.89 Chinaman's Class in Sab. Sch., for Chinese M. in Cal. Norfolk. Y. P. S. C. E., 3.00 by Rev. H.W. Carter Norfolk. ——, for 1.72 freight to Grand View, Tenn. Norwich. Broadway Cong. 1,000.00 Ch., Special offering for Twenty Shares Jubilee Fund Norwich. Broadway Cong. 2.59 Ch., for freight to McIntosh, Ga. Norwich. Second Cong. 5.19 Sab. Sch., Mrs. C. W. Morrison's Class Norwich. Miss Rossiter, 8.00 for Athens, Ala. Norwich. Ladies of Park 0.40 Ch., for freight to Blowing Rock, N. C. Orange. Cong. Ch. 14.26 Plainfield. First Cong. 10.05 Ch. Plainfield. Y. P. S. C. 2.01 E., by Amelia V. L. Arnold, Treas. Plainville. Cong. Ch. 28.87 Plantsville. Cong. Ch. 90.77 Plymouth. Cong. Ch. 1.70 Poquonock. Cong. Ch. 33.81 Portland. First Cong. 25.00 Ch., Ladies' Soc., for Share, Mountain Teacher (10 of which, bal. to const. MRS. WESLEY W. SMITH L. M.) Seymour. Cong. Ch. 6.32 Somers. "C. B. P." 30.00 Stafford. Mrs. Thomas H. 5.00 Thresher Stratford. Sab. Sch. 10.00 Cong. Ch., for Lowell, N. C. Stratford. Cong. Ch. 5.00 Storrs. Cong. Ch. 11.55 Suffield. First Cong. 48.04 Ch., 23.04, and Sab. Sch. 25 (30 of which to const. MRS. KATE B. MERRILL L. M. and 11.85 bal. to const. MISS NELLIE C. WANDKE L. M. Taftville. Cong. Ch. 12.38 Talcottville. Mrs S. A. 5.00 Talcott, for Student Aid, Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. Terryville. Mrs. Bates, 18.00 for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. Terryville. Allentown 10.00 Sab. Sch., for Student Aid, Tougaloo U. Thomaston. First Cong. 14.19 Ch. Tolland. Cong. Ch. 36.90 Torringford. Ch. and Soc. 22.58 Trumbull. Cong. Ch. 3.00 Union. Cong. Ch. 15.16 Waterbury. Second Cong. 35.00 Ch., Woman's Benev. Soc., for Indian Schp., Santee Sch. Watertown. Cong. Ch., 35; 50.00 Sab. Sch., 10, and Y. P. S. C. E., 5, for Share Jubilee Fund Wallingford. Cong. Ch., 2.00 Ladies' Benev. Soc., 2, and Bbl. C. for Saluda, N. C. West Cornwall. Y. P. S. 8.00 C. E., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. West Hartford. First Ch. 17.99 of Christ West Haven. First Ch. 13.22 West Haven. Wm. H. 5.00 Moulthrop, for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Whitneyville. Cong. Ch., 30.00 to const. REV. CHARLES F. CLARKE L. M. Windsor. First Cong. Ch. 51.75 Wilton. Cong. Ch. and C. 19.52 E. Soc. Wilton. Sab. Sch. Cong. 3.00 Ch., for Chinese Mission Home, San Francisco, Cal. Windham. Conference of 50.00 Cong. Churches, by Rev. S. H. Fellows, Register, for Share Jubilee Fund Woman's Congregational Home Missionary Union of Conn., Mrs. W. W. Jacobs, Treas.: Danbury. West St. Ch. Y. 20.60 L. M. S. (60c. of which for Student Aid, Williamsburg Acad. Hartford. First Ch. Jun. 50.00 Aux. Hartford. First Ch. 25.00 "Thank Offering" Meriden. First Ch. 10.00 Guardian Soc. New Britain. So. Ch. 1.50 Aux., adl. Newington. L. H. M. U. 8.50 Norwich. Park Ch., 400.00 154.65; Broadway Ch., 150; Second Ch., 50; First Ch., 20; Taftville Ch., 10.35; Greenville Ch., 15, for Salary of a Teacher at Blowing Rock, N. C. ———— 515.60
NEW YORK, $2,158.47. Binghamton. Mrs. Edward 10.00 Taylor Bridgewater. Cong. Ch. 14.00 Brooklyn. South Cong. Ch. 77.54 Brooklyn. Central Cong. 37.50 Sab. Sch., for Indian M., Santee Agency, Neb. Brooklyn. C. E. League of 10.00 Clinton Av. Cong. Ch., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Brooklyn. Lee Av. Cong. Ch., Bbl. of Groceries for King's Mountain, N. C., New England Ch. C. E. Soc., Bbl. C. for Athens, Ala.; Episcopal Ch. Y. L. Guild, Pkg. Sew. Material for Lexington, Ky. Carthage. W. M. S., Box 2.00 Carpet and Household Supplies, and 2 for freight to Blowing Rock, N. C. Corona. Mrs. W. J. Peck, Pkg. Literature for Beach Inst. Geneva. Miss Estella 2.00 Fiero, for Student Aid, Tougaloo, Miss. Grand Island. First Cong. 7.20 Ch. Ithaca. Sab. Sch. First 40.00 Cong. Ch., for Big Creek Gap, Tenn. Jamestown. Sab. Sch. of 33.36 Cong. Ch., Special Easter Offering for Hagan, Ga. Livonia. Mrs. William 20.00 Calvert and Sister Madison. Cong. Ch., H. M. 3.50 S. Maine. First Cong. Ch. 28.89 Newark Valley. H. M. Society, Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. New York. Broadway 500.00 Tabernacle, Lucien C. Warner, M.D. New York. Lucien C. 230.00 Warner, M.D., for Share Jubilee Fund, 50; Chas. L. Mead, for Share Jubilee Fund, 50; Misses S. L. and D. E. Emerson, for Share Jubilee Fund, 50; Bethany Ch. Sab. Sch., 50; Broadway Tab., "A Friend," Jubilee Offering, 25; "M. C. H.," 3; Sab. Sch. Class Mount Hope Cong. Ch., 2 New York. Miss Grace H. Dodge, 2 Cases Books for Beach Inst. Rochester. Mrs. H. Clark, 5.00 Easter Offering Salamanca. Cong. Ch., 2.47 adl. Schenectady. Cong. Ch. Y. 8.00 P. S. C. E., by Grace M. Chadsey, Sec., for Woman's Work Sherburne. First Cong. 159.91 Ch. to const. MRS. CORA H. LITTLE, MISS HARRIET MARSTERS, and CHARLES BICKERT L.M.'s Sinclairville. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Blowing Rock, N. C. Warsaw. Cong. Ch. 8.41 West Newark. D. J. 3.00 Bothwick, for Central Ch., New Orleans, La. Woodhaven. Jr. C. E. Soc. 2.00 of First Cong. Ch., for new building, Cal. Chinese M. Yaphank. Mrs. Hampton 10.00 Overton FOR GLOUCESTER SCH., CAPPAHOSIC, VA.: Franklin. A.J. Parsons, 8.50 4; Miss A. E. Barnes, 2; "A Friend," 1; S. P. Smith, 50c.; Rufus Wood, 50c.; Miss A. J. Jennings, 25c.; Mrs. G. W. Bennet, 25c. New York. Dr. B. Lord 10.00 Syracuse. D. H. Gowing 25.00 Troy. Mrs. Christie, 2; 10.00 Mrs. John Nhear, 2; Mrs. Shields, 2; Mrs. Cowell, 1; Mrs. Proudfoot, 1; Others, 2 ———— 53.50 Woman's Home Missionary Union of N. Y., Mrs. J. J. Pearsall, Treas.: W. H. M. U. 200.00 Antwerp. W. M. S. 2.00 Albany. First Ch. S. S., 10.00 for Student Aid, Howard U. Albany. Clinton Av. Ch., 6.00 L. A. S. Brooklyn. Ch. of the 371.20 Pilgrims, W. H. M. S., 100; Tompkins Av. Ch., King's Daughters, 50; Lewis Av. Ch., W. M. S., 55.00; Lewis Av. Ch., Evangel. Circle to const. MRS. D. E. CROCHERON L.M., 36.20; Lewis Av., Y. P. S. C. E., to const. WILBUR MORRIS L.M., 30; Clinton Av. Y. L. G., 60; Clinton Av. L. B. S., for New Chinese Mission House, San Francisco, Cal., 25; So. Ch. Jun. C. E., for Student Aid, Fort Berthold, N. D., 15 Buffalo. First Ch., W. H. 25.00 M. S. Candor. Y. L. G. for 10.00 Schp. Saluda, N. C. Crown Point. Aux. 15.49 East Rockaway. Bethany 3.00 Ch. W. A. Ithaca. W. M. S. (23.01 63.00 which for Alaska M.) Jamesport. L. S. 10.00 Morrisville. C. E. for 5.50 Central Ch., New Orleans, La. New York City. Broadway 17.50 Tab. Ch. Soc. Woman's Work Norwich. W. M. S., to 30.00 const. MISS MARY ELIZABETH DECKER L.M. Pokeepsie. C. E. for 15.00 Industrial Work, Fisk U. Riverhead. W. H. M. U. 19.00 Utica. Bethesda Ch., H. 5.00 M. S. Walton. W. M. S. 10.00 Warsaw. "Earnest Workers" 60.00 to const. MRS. CHARLES H. FARGO and MRS. E.R. VAN ALLEN L.M.'s Watertown. C. E. 8.30 Watertown. Jun. M. C. 4.20 ———— 890.19
NEW JERSEY, $533.69. East Orange. Sab. Sch. 50.36 First Cong. Ch., by Miss Georgiana Stevenson, Treas., for Share Jubilee Fund East Orange. Mrs. C. B. Clark's Class, Bags for Sewing Class, Athens, Ala. Montclair. First Cong. 335.58 Ch. Montclair. Lot of Bedding for Talladega C., ack. in April Missionary, should read Ladies' H. M. Soc., Barrel and Bale of Goods, val. 120, for Talladega C., and Goods for Rutland, Ga., val 52. Orange Valley. Cong. Ch. 89.75 Paterson. Auburn St. 8.00 Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E. Westfield. Ladies' Miss'y Soc., Bbl, Literature and C. for McIntosh, Ga. Woman's Home Missionary Union of the N. J. Assn., by Mrs. J. H. Denison, Treas.: Montclair. First Cong. 50.00 Ch. W. H. M. S.
PENNSYLVANIA, $135.57. Cambridgboro. Mrs. A. B. 50.00 Ross, for Share Jubilee Fund, and to const. HARRIETTE M. ROSS, L.M. New Milford. H. A. 10.00 Summers Philadelphia. By J. D. 5.00 Kelley, for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va. Pittsburg. First Cong. 10.00 Ch. Ridgway. First Cong. Ch. 51.25 Ridgway. First Cong. Ch. 5.00 S. S. Class, for McIntosh, Ga. Spring Creek. Cong. Ch. 1.82 West Spring Creek. Cong. 2.50 Ch.
OHIO, $647.50. Akron. First Cong. Ch. 215.71 (50 of which for Judge Wm. H. Upson, for share in Jubilee Fund, 110; West Cong. Ch., 100; Arlington St. Cong. Ch., 5.71 Akron. Infant Class, Sab. 8.50 Sch. Cong. Ch., for Kindergarten, Memphis, Tenn. Ashtabula. King's Daughters, Bbl C. for Tougaloo, Miss. Aurora. Cong. Ch., 3.70 Lincoln Mem. Day Offering Bowling Green. James O. 5.00 Troup, for Fisk U. Castalia. First Cong. Ch. 12.09 Cleveland. Euclid Av. 46.33 Cong. Ch. Cleveland. Euclid Av. Cong. Ch., by previous contributions, constitutes ROY C. FOSTER, MISS MILLY E. BROWN, MRS. ANNA BRADSHAW, and MRS. THOMAS WILSON L.M's. Cleveland. Euclid Av. Ch. Ladies' Soc., Bbl. C. for Birmingham, Ala. Cleveland. Pilgrim Ch., 87.00 quarterly, 72; Franklin Av. Cong. Ch., 10; Mrs. F. W. Low, 5 Cleveland. Pilgrim Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Wilmington, N. C. Coolville. Cong. Ch. 4.10 Dover. Jr. C. E. Soc. of Cong. Ch., Box and Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. East Cleveland. Miss 1.00 Elizabeth Burton, for Student Aid, Ballard Normal Sch. Freedom. Cong. Ch. 8.41 Hamilton. Children, First Presb. Ch., Box Goods for McIntosh, Ga. Hudson. Cong. Ch. 8.00 Jefferson. Ladies' Aid Soc., Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. Marietta. First Cong. Ch. 40.90 North Madison. Y. P. S. 2.00 C. E., by Miss H. E. Branch, Pres. Oberlin. Second Cong. 143.80 Ch., 94.24; First Cong. Ch., quarterly 49.56 Oberlin. New Oberlin S. 3.50 C. E., by J. M.Cook, Sec. Oberlin. First Cong. Ch., 2, Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss.; "Friends," Box C. for Wilmington, N. C. Oxford. "L. E. K." 3.00 Painesville. Cong. Miss'y 10.00 Soc. of Lake Erie Sem., for Student Aid, Ballard Normal Sch. Sandusky. First Cong. Ch. 38.46 Springfield. Elenor M. 5.00 Purcell Strongsville. Member 1.00 Cong. Ch., adl.
ILLINOIS, $737.77. Alton. Church of the 85.86 Redeemer Bloomington. Mrs. M. E. 5.00 Horr Bowmansville. Cong. Ch. 12.39 Chapin. Prairie Sab. Sch. Bbl. C. for Moorhead, Miss. Chicago. University Ch., 11.50 adl. 6.50; Central Ch. C. E. Soc., 5 Crescent. Cong. Ch. 4.14 Danville. C. M. Young, 100.00 50, Dr. and Mrs. S. C. T. Kingsley, 50 for furnishing Theo. Dept., Fisk U. Dundee. Cong. Ch., 21.35, 23.35 and Sab. Sch., 2 Earlville. "J. A. D." 25.00 Elmhurst. "M. S.," Bbl. of C. for Moorhead, Miss. Evanston. Cong. Ch. 118.00 Farmington. Sab. Sch. 3.00 Cong. Ch., for Mountain Work Farmington. Cong. Ch. to 56.00 const. MILTON G. BREWER L.M. Hinsdale. Cong. Ch. 13.48 Jacksonville. "Friends." 12.00 Joy Prairie. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. for Tougaloo, Miss. La Grange. W. M. S. 25.00 La Salle. First Cong. Ch. 6.20 Loda. Ladies' Missionary 11.00 Soc., for Fisk U. Marseilles. Dr. R. N. 100.00 Baughman, for Two Shares Jubilee Fund Moline. "A Friend," for 1.00 Moorhead, Miss. Nora. Sab. Sch. Cong. 10.00 Ch., for Moorhead, Miss. Normal. Birthday box, S. 1.08 S. First Cong. Ch. Plainfield. Cong. Ch., 37.77 32.25 and Sab. Sch., 5.52, to const. REV. I. D. STONE L. M. Plymouth. W. H. M. S., 1.00 Box Bedding and 1 for Freight, for Tougaloo, Miss. ———- $662.77
ESTATE. Cornwall. Estate of Mrs. 75.00 Samantha McConoughey, by James K. Blish ———- $737.77
MICHIGAN, $608.42. Agricultural College. 5.00 Prof. R. C. Kedzie Bay Mills. Cong. Ch. 2.00 Bronson. Cong. Ch. 3.00 Church. A. W. Douglass 5.00 Detroit. German Ch., Y. 7.00 P. S. C. E., by Rev. A. Huelster, 4; Mount Hope Sab. Sch., 3 Dexter. Cong. Ch. 1.50 Hillsdale. John W. Ford 1.00 Hudson. "Anon" (250 of 500.00 which for Skyland Inst., Blowing Rock, N. C.) to const. MRS. MARY E. LANE, JAMES SCHERMERHORN, MRS. EMMA S. TODD, REV. WM. M. JENKINS, REV. JOHN L. COLLIER, MRS. NANCY BARR, REV. E. N. COREY, REV. DANIEL M. FISK, ARTHUR BEARDSELL, and MISS CLARA PEASE L.M.'s Ludington. Willie Hammond, Papers for Athens, Ala. Olivet. Y. P. S. C. E., 9.00 8; Mrs. L. B. Prosser, 1, for Student Aid, Lexington, Ky. Prattville. Sab. Sch. 2.25 Cong. Ch., 1.77; C. E. Soc., 48c., by Rev. I. W. Bell Romeo. Miss E. B. 25.00 Dickinson Three Oaks. Y. P. S. C. E., Box of C. for Moorhead, Miss. Vicksburg. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., Box Papers, for Athens, Ala. Ypsilanti. Bbl. of C. for Athens, Ala. Woman's Home Missionary Union of Michigan, by Mrs. E. F. Grabill, Treas.: Ann Arbor. Mrs. Clara W. 5.00 Peck, Memorial, for Student Aid, Lincoln Acad., King's Mountain, N. C. Benton Harbor. W. M. U. 3.00 Bridgman. W. H. M. 25.17 S.,25c.; Cheboygan, W. H. M. S., 10; Greenville, W. H. M. S., 4 17; Greenville, Y. W. Guild, 5; Ludington, W. H. M. S., 5; Tipton, 75c., for Student Aid, Indian Sch., Santee, Neb. Coloma. W. M. S. 0.25 Covert. W. M. S. 5.00 Frankfort. W. H. M. U. 5.00 Galesburg. W. M. S. 1.00 Grand Rapids. Plymouth 0.50 Ch. W. M. S. Homestead. W. H. M. S. 0.25 Portland. W. M. S. 0.25 Somerset. W. M. S. 0.75 Vicksburg. W. H. M. S. 1.00 Whittaker. W. H. M. S. 0.50 ———— 47.67
IOWA, $520.89. Algona. First Cong. Ch., 44.00 Y. P. S. C. E., 25; King's Daughters, 19, for Fisk U. Ames. Cong. Ch. 26.68 Belmond. Cong. Ch. 6.60 Cedar Rapids. Willing Workers. Box Literature, etc., for Beach Inst. Clay. Cong. Ch., 14.75; 23.15 Y. P. S. C. E., 5.40; Y. L. M. Soc., 3 Garwin. Talmon Dewey 3.50 Genoa Bluff. Cong. Ch. 7.45 Gilbert Station. Cong. 13.18 Ch. Green Mountain. "Children 2.50 of Green Mountain Ch." Iowa City. Rev M. N. 50.00 Miles, for Share Jubilee Fund Mason City. Cong. Ch., 7.00 for Student Aid, Allen N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga. McGregor. Mrs. J. N. 10.00 Gilchrist Minden. Mrs. P. M. 0.50 Pawour, for Freight to Moorhead, Miss. Preston. Cong. Ch. 5.10 Winthrop. Cong. Ch., 8.00 Ladies' M. Soc. Iowa Woman's Home Missionary Union, Miss Belle L. Bentley, Treas.: Alpha. L. H. M. S. 5.00 Cedar Rapids. First Ch., 0.25 W. M. S. Clinton. W. M. S. 10.00 Des Moines. W. M. S. 3.82 Dubuque. First Ch., W. M. 23.50 S. Eldon. Y. P. S. C. E. 3.00 Grinnell. W. H. M. U. 11.85 Independence. L. M. S. 6.01 Independence. Mrs. 1.70 Moses's S. S. Class, for Student Aid Keosauqua. W. M. S. 9.00 Mason City. W. M. S. 9.00 Miles. W. M. S. 1.93 Mount Pleasant. S. S. 0.68 Sloan. Mrs. S. K. 5.00 Gallaher Talmage. Busy Bee Miss. 10.00 Band ———— 113.33 ———- $320.89
ESTATE. Denmark. Estate of Dea. 200.00 Oliver Brooks, by Thomas S. Taylor, Executor ———- $520.89
WISCONSIN, $187.27. Baraboo. L. H. M. S., Box Towels, etc., for Lexington, Ky. Beloit. First Cong. Ch. 15.00 Dodgeville. Welsh Cong. 3.00 Ch. Fond du Lac. First Cong. 21.00 Ch. Hartland. Mrs. Mary Le 3.00 Roy, for Freight to Tougaloo, Miss. New London. First Cong. 12.69 Ch. Portage. Mrs. G. A. 1.00 Jones, for Mountain Work Potosi. Rev. L. B. Nobis 15.00 Rosendale. Sab. Sch., 3.81 Cong. Ch. South Milwaukee. First 5.00 Cong. Ch. Tomah. Cong. Ch. 5.23 Viroqua. Miss. Soc. 4.30 Washburn. Cong. Ch., L. M. S., Pkg. Sew. Material for Lexington, Ky. Whitewater. Cong, Ch. 14.39 Woman's Home Missionary Union of Wisconsin, Mrs. C.M. Blackman, Treas.: Arena. W. M. S. 0.85 Beloit. First Ch., W. M. 4.75 S. Clinton. W. M. S. 4.00 Eau Claire. W. M. S. 3.00 Fond du Lac. W. M. S. 10.00 Fort Atkinson. W. M. S. 1.25 Green Bay. W. M. S. 20.00 Kenosha. W. M. S. for 25.00 Share Madison. Y. L. M. S., 3.50 2.50; W. M. S., 1 Plattville. W. H. M. S. 1.50 Windsor. W. M. S. 10.00 ———— 83.85
MINNESOTA, $92.09. Ash Creek. Cong. Ch. 1.91 Ellsworth. Cong. Ch. 2.67 Freeborn. Cong. Ch., 7.67 7.15, and Sab. Sch., 52c. Kanaranzi. Cong. Ch. 0.58 Mazeppa. Ladies' Miss. 5.00 Soc., for Jonesboro, Tenn. Minneapolis. Plymouth Ch. 43.54 Minneapolis. Ladies of 1.60 Lowry Hill Cong. Ch., for Jonesboro, Tenn. Minneapolis. Plymouth 1.36 Cong. Ch. for freight to King's Mountain, N. C. Ortonville. Jr. C. E. 0.75 Soc. Sleepy Eye. Cong. Ch. 6.00 Worthington. Union Cong. 6.11 Ch., 3.36; Union Cong. Sab. Sch., 2.75 Zumbrota. First Cong. Ch. 14.90
MISSOURI, $30.50. Clinton. A. C. Hancock 0.50 Garden City. W. R. Wills, 12.00 10; F. P. Morlan, 1; I. E. Morlan, 1 Index. P. M. Wills 0.50 Lebanon. First Cong. Ch. 17.50