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Title: The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 07, July, 1889
Author: Various
Language: English
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July, 1889

Vol. XLIII. No. 7















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Rooms, 56 Reade Street.

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Price, 50 Cents a Year, in Advance.

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

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  Rev. A.J.F. BEHRENDS, D.D., N.Y.
  Rev. F.A. NOBLE, D.D., Ill.
  Rev. ALEX. MCKENZIE, D.D., Mass.
  Rev. D.O. MEARS, D.D., Mass.

_Corresponding Secretaries._

  Rev. M.E. STRIEBY, D.D., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._
  Rev. A.F. BEARD, D.D., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._

_Recording Secretary._

  Rev. M.E. STRIEBY, D.D., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._


  H.W. HUBBARD, Esq., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._



_Executive Committee._

  JOHN H. WASHBURN, Chairman.
  ADDISON P. FOSTER, Secretary.

  _For Three Years._

  WM. H. WARD,

  _For Two Years._


  _For One Year._


_District Secretaries._

  Rev. C.J. RYDER, _21 Cong'l House, Boston._
  Rev. J.E. ROY, D.D., _151 Washington Street, Chicago._
  Rev. C.W. HIATT, _Cleveland, Ohio._

_Financial Secretary for Indian Missions._


_Field Superintendents._


_Secretary of Woman's Bureau._

  Miss D.E. EMERSON, _56 Reade St., N.Y._

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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


In drafts, checks, registered letters, or post office orders, may be
sent to H.W. Hubbard, Treasurer, 56 Reade Street, New York, or, when
more convenient, to either of the Branch Offices, 21 Congregational
House, Boston, Mass., or 151 Washington Street, Chicago, Ill. A payment
of thirty dollars at one time 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.


"I bequeath to my executor (or executors) the sum of ---- dollars, in
trust, to pay the same in ---- days after my decease to the person who,
when the same is payable, shall act as Treasurer of the 'American
Missionary Association,' of New York City, to be applied, under the
direction of the Executive Committee of the Association, to its
charitable uses and purposes." The Will should be attested by three

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VOL. XLIII.       JULY, 1889.         No. 7.

The American Missionary Association

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_The Figures Improving._

The receipts of the Association for the eight months to May 31, 1889,
are: from donations, $134,993.37; from estates, $26,530.09; income,
$6,479.21; tuition, $26,084.21; U.S. Gov't, $9,540.87, total,
$203,627.75. Expenditures for the eight months, $229,422.82. Debtor
balance, $25,795.07.

The debtor balance reported in the last MISSIONARY for the seven months
ending April 30th, was $28,328.14. The showing, therefore, is favorable,
and we appeal to our friends to make their contributions so generous
that at the end of the fiscal year we may report entire freedom from

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At the recent meeting of the American Home Missionary Society, held in
Saratoga (June 6th), the question of the future relations of the newly
formed Congregational Conference of Georgia to that Society, and to the
earlier Congregational Association of that State, was fully discussed,
and resulted in the following action:

     In the full conviction that these churches are in accord with the
     principles of Congregationalism, and with the principles of this
     Society, and with those held by the Congregational churches which
     it represents:

     _Resolved._ That we heartily welcome them to fellowship with us
     in the Gospel. We commend them to the fraternal sympathy and
     prayers of all our people, and we request the officers of the
     society to extend to them such financial aid as they may need as
     promptly as the state of its treasury will allow.

     _Resolved._ That this Society rejoices to learn that an effort is
     making to unite the Georgia Congregational Conference and the
     Georgia Congregational Association on principles of equal
     recognition and fellowship of all the churches of each body, and
     trust that such a union will be accomplished.

We are in full and hearty agreement with the general spirit of these
utterances. In the hope that the churches of the Georgia Conference are
in accord with the principles of Congregationalism, which do not
discriminate against men because of caste or color, we are prepared to
welcome them heartily. That Conference has already published its
Articles of Faith and of Church Government, and these have assured us of
its adherence to the general principles of the Congregational faith and
order. The only question still open is as to the readiness of that body
to unite with the Congregational churches already existing in that State
in the practical recognition of the broad Christian and Congregational
principles in the fellowship of all churches irrespective of caste

The second resolution quoted above rejoices in the effort now making to
unite the two Congregational bodies in Georgia on that basis. We trust
that effort may be successful, for we believe that such a union is
essential to recognition by the National Council and to the cordial
fellowship of the Congregational churches. The Georgia Association, ever
since its organization in 1878, has been recognized and represented in
every subsequent meeting of the National Council, and we cannot see how
the Council can consistently welcome another organization, covering the
same State, that is kept separate from the older body by the line of
race or color; nor do we believe that the Congregational churches of
this country will fellowship both organizations thus held apart. We are
confirmed in the correctness of this impression from the decided and
independent utterances of the influential religious papers which so
largely represent the sentiments of the Congregational churches of this

We present below some extracts from such of these papers published since
the Saratoga meeting as have come to hand before the MISSIONARY goes to
press, while in another portion of our pages we give more at length the
prior utterances of these journals on the same general subject. We deem
the question to be so important that we wish to lay it fully before our

_From The Independent._

We have nothing but satisfaction to express with this action. It would
be absurd to imagine that Congregationalists could forget their spotless
record, and could now, for the pride of the addition of fifty or a
hundred churches, consent to help a movement that should put colored
brothers in a separate fellowship by themselves. This they will never
do. They will hold out a warm hand of welcome to all comers, and warmest
to those who come to them from the South, white and black: but they want
them to come together, not apart.

_From The Congregationalist._

This, we are confident, was the proper attitude for the Society to
assume. No one wanted to grieve or irritate the Southern brethren, by
clauses in the resolutions, which might seem uncalled for, or at all
distrustful of their explicit utterances. At the same time it should be
distinctly understood that the unanimous action taken means that the
Congregational churches stand exactly where the Presbyterians do, in not
abating one hair of their principles, and in forever demanding that
color shall prove no barrier to Christian fellowship in its truest,
deepest intent. This journal has taken this position repeatedly, and it
re-asserts it. Sooner or later, but as surely as the sun-rise, it will
prevail, because it is right, and our grandchildren, if not our
children, will wonder that any of our generation ever hesitated about

_From The Advance._

Then, the question as to the color-line in the churches, as known to
exist in the South, could not be ignored. Our Congregational churches
and their two great Home Missionary Societies, the American Home
Missionary Society and the American Missionary Association, hold to
certain principles respecting the universal brotherhood of believers in
Christ, and for which they stand before the world as witnesses,
historically, conspicuously, always and everywhere. Do these newly
constituted Congregational churches in the South stand with us on this
point? To ask this question implies not the slightest suspicion or
distrust. Not to have asked it would have been to betray a great

For one thing, the Home Missionary Society could not afford to even seem
to be indifferent to a matter of this kind. And if there is to be this
close fellowship and co-operation and mutual assistance, there should
obviously be, from the beginning, the most perfect frankness. The best
way to insure permanence of happy mutual relations is to begin right.

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The State officials of Georgia are disposed, perhaps it might be said
they desire, to renew the gift of eight thousand dollars to the Atlanta
University, insisting, however, upon compliance with the color-line
requisition. To this, the University cannot yield. The controversy on
that subject was not of its seeking. The children of the professors had
for years attended the classes, and the State Examiners had known this
all the time and had made no objections. The demand for the exclusion of
these pupils from the classes was suddenly made by an outside pressure,
and was not provoked in any way by word or deed of the teachers. To
surrender now is simply to yield a principle for money.

Some of the officials of the State express the wish that a compromise
may be effected, but others of their number--the large majority, we
believe--regard this as impossible, and hence both parties--the State
and the University--must pursue their independent lines of action. Under
these circumstances, the Trustees of the University have deemed it wise
to resume relations of co-operation with the American Missionary
Association. This question was fully discussed at the recent meeting of
the Board of Trustees, May 29th, two of the members, Drs. Beard and
Strieby, being present and presenting, in behalf of the Executive
Committee of the Association, some overtures for co-operation. One of
these was accepted, and is now the basis of the relations existing
between the Association and the University. It stipulates that the
Trustees of the University shall elect six of the sixteen members of the
Board, on the nomination of the Executive Committee of the Association,
as vacancies may exist, and that the Association shall (after the
present fiscal year) contribute $3,000 per annum towards defraying the
current expenses of the University.

Four vacancies were found to exist in the Board, and, in accordance with
the vote, they were filled by the unanimous choice of Rev. Drs. Twichell
of Hartford, Llewellyn Pratt of Norwich, Cooper of New Britain, and
Brand of Oberlin. These honored brethren, friends alike of the
Association and of the University, will, if they accept, add to the
efficiency of the school and to the confidence of the public in it. We
believe there is a bright future before the University. It will pursue
its work quietly, having no controversy with the State, and will
continue its noble efforts for the education of the colored race, thus
benefiting both the State of Georgia and the Nation.

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In replacing the burned portion of our building at Le Moyne Institute,
Memphis, Tenn., the work was done by colored men. The Principal of the
Institute says that, "though the job was far from simple, not a single
error or mistake has occurred from beginning to end to mar our
satisfaction at its successful completion."

The architect who drew the plan expressed considerable anxiety lest a
colored mechanic with all colored assistants should not prove equal to
so large and important an undertaking. The result shows how unfounded
were his forebodings.

The job is done, and well done, and with so much expedition that in
sixty days after the fire they were moving into the reconstructed and
improved building. Every one who has had any hand in the work has seemed
personally interested and anxious to expedite the work, from the
architect and lumber dealer to the commonest laborer.

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Superintendent Hall writes:

Testimony as to the working power and will of the Negro is to be had on
all sides whenever a person speaks honestly.

A professional gentleman in Andersonville operates five large
plantations without any white overseer except himself, and is making
money from the land. He states his principle to be: "I make a short,
clear contract with the Negroes and do _exactly_ what I promise, and I
require the same execution of their side of the bargain. _And I pay them
just what I agree to pay them._ They work six days every week. I give
them a chance to attend a funeral or church service if they keep up the

A prominent contractor, builder and brick-maker in Thomasville, Ga.,
employs from one hundred to three hundred Negroes constantly in all
branches of his business. He says: "They are a patient, reliable class
of workers. If a man will be fair with them and do as he agrees, he will
never have trouble. They are not cranky as some white workmen. They do
the finest part of mason's and carpenter's work well."

These two men are native Southerners, whose parents were large slave

Fault is found with the Negro on the coast line, wherever the turpentine
business exists, because he will not work on the plantations. The
turpentine work with its "boxing," "scraping," "gathering" and
"distilling," is all piece-work, paid in cash. The Negroes are among the
trees before daylight and work till dark. By so doing they earn 75c.,
$1.00 or $1.25 per day. The plantations pay "rations"--a peck of common
meal and four pounds of bacon per week, and 35c. to 50c. per day, the
latter mostly in promises.

A lady in New Orleans who keeps a popular boarding house for tourists
said, when Straight University was mentioned, "Just as soon as a colored
girl goes to school she is good for nothing afterward. She won't work.
I've lost several bright, likely girls that way." Inquiry shows that the
lady pays five dollars per month and requires the help to sleep at home.
A constant demand is made on our Normal Department for teachers for from
twenty to forty dollars per month. Strange that educated colored young
men and women will not "work!"

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Dr. Roy, in his lantern lectures, sometimes meets with pleasant
incidents. Recently, at East Saginaw, before the General Association of
Michigan, coming to Fisk University on his programme, he had brought on
his canvas pictures of the Jubilee Singers, Jubilee and Livingstone
Halls and of Jowett, one of the students, and when he came to present
Mr. Ousley and his wife, a venerable man jumped up and remarked, "We
received Mr. Ousley and his wife at the Zulu Mission on their way to
East Central Africa. So also Miss Jones. Within two weeks I have
received from Mr. Ousley his photograph." This man was Rev. Dr. Rood,
for forty years a missionary among the Zulus, just now back to this
country. After the lecture, Mr. Rood told Dr. Roy that Mr. Ousley was
one of the most level-headed men in the mission, and so had been made
the treasurer of the mission--a good tribute to one of Fisk's graduates.

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Our readers will remember an account in our last month's magazine of a
communion service held by Rev. T.L. Riggs at one of the out-stations
where he was obliged to use the back of a hymnbook covered with a napkin
for a plate, and a tin cup for a baptismal bowl. It gives us pleasure to
say that Mr. Riggs has received from Mrs. Farnam of New Haven, a
beautiful and complete traveling communion service closely packed in a
small morocco case, with the needful linen, which also goes in the case.
One piece fits into another in such a way that the whole service takes
up scarcely more room than is required for the largest piece. Mrs.
Farnam also sent suitable bags for the different pieces, so that Mr.
Riggs, when he goes on horse-back can carry them in his saddle pouches.
This is certainly the right gift in the right place.

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The _New York Sun_ says: The merchants of Chinatown have heard of the
Johnstown disaster and have contributed their share to the relief of the
survivors. Tom Lee explained the matter to them, and at a mass meeting
at the Chinese municipal hall on Tuesday a subscription was opened. Here
is a list of some of the subscribers: Tuck High, $15; Tom Lee, $50; Sang
Chong, $15; Sinn Quong On, $15; Kwong Hing Lung, $15; Kwong Chin Cheong,
$15; Yuet Sing, $10; Yuen Kee, $10; Wo Kee, $15; Ju Young Keau, $2; Wong
Chin Foo, $3; Wing Wah Chong, $15; Jow Shing Pong, $3; Ham Lum Chin, $3;
Mai Li Wa, $2; Kwong Yin Lung, $15; Quong Lung Yuen, $15 and Ung Wah,

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The _New York Tribune_ says: It appears from a report made to the
Presbyterian Assembly that the mountain districts of North Carolina,
Southwest Virginia, Southern and Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Tennessee
contain a population of about 2,000,000 white people, largely of Scotch
Irish descent, of whom 70 per cent, can neither read nor write. This
statement suggests the reflection that if there is one thing which is
more essential than the education of the Southern Negroes it is the
education of the Southern whites.

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The Annual Meeting of the American Missionary Association will be held
in Chicago, Ill., commencing October 29. Rev. R.R. Meredith, D.D., of
Brooklyn, N.Y., will preach the sermon.

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We would still call attention to our Leaflets for distribution in the
pews on the taking of collections for our Association. We shall be happy
to furnish them to those making application.

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The _New York Tribune_ says: "The Rev. Joseph Jordan, who was ordained
in Philadelphia on Sunday, is the first colored man to enter the
ministry of the Universalist Church. He is to engage in mission work in
the South."

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_From The Congregationalist._

If report be true, the South Carolina Episcopalians have compromised
their difficulty in the matter of color in a manner which is not likely
to be permanently satisfactory. A portion of the diocesan convention had
seceded because the bishop declared that he could not exclude a
regularly ordained minister who was black. The canon law now has been
amended so as to exclude henceforth all other black men, and the
seceders have returned, consenting to make the best of the one obnoxious
colored man, but indignant because he has not been ejected. Whether the
General Convention will endorse or repudiate this compromise remains to
be seen. In either case the Episcopal branch of the church might as well
abandon its efforts to make headway among the colored race in that
State. So far as we can see, the bishop has made a manly stand, however,
and deserves commendation and sympathy. But the seceders have shown a
sad lack of the true spirit of Christ.

_From The Advance._

There have been in Georgia for ten or more years a number of
Congregational churches and a State Congregational Association. This
included, along with the pastors of colored churches, the President and
some of the Professors in Atlanta University. Last year, when that
interesting body of churches hitherto known as Congregational
Methodists, saw fit to take measures for becoming in name as well as in
fact Congregationalists, a "Georgia Congregational Conference" was
formed, a committee was also appointed to confer with the previously
existing Congregational Association, with a view to the right adjustment
of relations between the members of the two organizations. We publish
on another page the reply recently addressed by the "Association" to the
"Conference," with a view to unity on terms that would be in themselves
Christian and agreeable to both the parties interested, as well as
acceptable to Congregationalists everywhere. All of our churches have an
interest in a matter of such significance, as they would also be
sensitive to the reproach of there being two distinct Congregational
Associations in the same State, separated from each other on the
un-Christian caste line of race and color. With the temper and spirit
manifest in the communication referred to, it would seem that the way is
now open for a happy consummation of Congregational fellowship in the
State of Georgia, on terms which not only Congregationalists but
Christians of every name at the North will warmly approve and applaud.

_From The Independent._

The members of the Presbyterian General Assembly can go home from New
York assured that they have vindicated truth and righteousness. The one
vital, vicious fault in the report of the Conference Committee of the
Northern and Southern Presbyterian Churches on Co-operation was amended
out of it and as it now stands adopted it gives not even by implication
any support to the unchristian doctrine of separate presbyteries and
synods for black and half-white Presbyterians.

When the General Assembly met a year ago the Church had been somewhat
stirred up, though the leaders and editors generally seemed so anxious
for a proud reunion that they were ready to forget the wrong proposed to
the colored brothers. Indeed, a volunteer commission of editors and
managers had gone all through the South visiting the synods of the
Northern Church where the Negroes were in the majority, persuading them
that it would be better for them to go by themselves and get their share
of the honors. Not willing to be an obstacle, the Negroes had very
generally yielded to the persuasions of their kind visitors.

But there were a number of earnest men who were not willing to yield the
principle, and who would make a fight. It was the Centennial year, and
the two Assemblies were meeting at the same time and in neighboring
cities, ready to consummate the union if desired. But the previous
discussion had stirred up the Southerners also, and they had discovered
that the temper of the North was not all that had been represented. They
were not at all sure that the color-line could be peacefully drawn. They
had decided, therefore, not to unite. The report of the Committee of
Conference was accordingly withdrawn, and the matter referred to another
committee, which praised the fidelity of the Committee, declared it
premature to act on their report, and approved "the general principles
enumerated in the replies of the Committee," and recommended that the
committee of thirteen be enlarged by the addition of five more men, and
continued to devise methods of co-operation with the Southern Church. In
fear of acrimonious discussion this was railroaded through in two

Well, the General Assembly has met again and the action taken by an
overwhelming majority of the Assembly fills us with gratitude to God.
The ticklish part of the report on co-operation was that, of course, on
colored evangelization. Here the report first stated what had been the
policy of the Southern Church for a separate Negro denomination, and
then gave that of the Northern Church:

"The Northern Assembly, on the other hand, has pronounced itself as not
in favor of setting off its colored members into a separate, independent
organization; _while by conceding the existing situation, it approves
the policy of separate churches, presbyteries and synods, subject to the
choice of the colored people themselves_."

Only one of the seventeen, Elder S.M. Breckinridge, of St. Louis, signed
a minority report.

It was fully expected that this report, so overwhelmingly recommended,
would go through with a rush. The managers had so planned. The
ex-Moderators, Smith, Crosby and Thompson, were in its favor. Dr. Crosby
said he would as soon be in the Southern Church as in the Northern. All
the prestige of good fellowship was in favor of the report as it was
presented, and the Southern Assembly had adopted it by a large majority
the day before.

The Rev. John Fox, of Allegheny, Penn., opened the opposition, opposing
the report generally, and supporting Elder Breckinridge's minority
report. It was a useful speech, and, though the sentiment of the
Assembly was plainly opposed, it stemmed the tide awhile and prepared
the way for what was to follow. Ex-Moderator Smith, of Baltimore,
Chairman of the Northern Assembly's Committee, then defended his report
and showed how much the Southern Assembly had yielded in accepting it.
Then came the event of the day. The Rev. M. Woolsey Stryker, of Chicago,
a young man of thirty-five, whom our readers will remember as one of our
correspondents, arose and denounced that portion of the report which in
the paragraph given above we have put in italics, and moved its
omission. He denied that the Church ever had "approved the policy of
separate churches, presbyteries and synods," and he declared such a
policy to be utterly unchristian. It instantly appeared that he had the
sympathy of the Assembly, if not of its leaders. Dr. Niccolls, of St.
Louis, supported him vigorously, but briefly, for speakers had been shut
down to five minute speeches. Dr. McCulloch, of Alton Presbytery, Ill.,
defended the report and asked, "Do you mean to tell me that if the
colored people themselves prefer separate churches, presbyteries and
synods, you would deny them the right to have them?" "Yes, by all
means," shouted Mr. Stryker, whose clear head and bold answer was
rewarded with loud approval. Dr. Crosby said he understood that the
Negroes had last year indicated their desire for separation; but Mr.
Sanders, the colored editor of _The Africo-American Presbyterian_, of
North Carolina, arose, and said they had many of them consented to it
last year rather than seem to stand in the way of re-union, but that
this year there was no reason for such a sacrifice, that they did not
wish it, and that while the presbytery of which he was a member had no
white ministers in it, they would be glad to welcome them if they would
come. After other addresses, the motion of Mr. Stryker for the excision
of the paragraph favoring separation of the races was put and carried by
an overwhelming majority, not less than three to one, and the report,
with this amendment, adopted.

It was a glorious victory, due to the conscience of the rank and file of
the Assembly, a victory of the Christian heart of fellowship with the
humblest over the pride and ambition of greatness and power. The
Assembly has done its duty by its colored members, and every colored
member's face was radiant with delight. We have never doubted that if
the subject once came fairly up for discussion, the Conference Committee
would learn something they did not know before about their denomination.
Encouraged by the indorsement given by the Presbyterian Assembly to the
position we have maintained against the separation of Christians in the
Church of Christ, we shall not neglect the same conflict going on among
the Congregationalists and Episcopalians.

_From the Christian Union._

The question whether the Church of Christ shall recognize the color line
is coming up to vex in turn each one of the great Protestant
denominations in the North. We say Protestant denominations advisedly;
for we do not believe that the Roman Catholic Church would for a moment
entertain the notion of excluding a man either from its sacraments, its
worshiping assemblies, or its priesthood, on the ground of color, or
would recognize in its worshiping assemblies any distinction except the
broad one between clergy and laity. To do so would be to violate all its
traditions and history.

In the Protestant denominations of the North, the question is
complicated by two considerations: a strong anti-caste prejudice in the
Northern constituency, on which the missionary organizations are
dependent for their support, and a strong ecclesiastical ambition and
spiritual desire, commingled in various proportions, to push on the work
of church extension in the South, where it cannot, apparently, be pushed
forward with early success, if caste is ignored and colored Christians
are admitted to white churches, and colored clergymen to white
ecclesiastical assemblies, on equal terms with their white brethren. In
the Diocesan Episcopal Convention of South Carolina it is, therefore,
proposed to amend the diocesan constitution so as to provide for two
Conventions, a white and a colored. In the Presbyterian Church the
difference of opinion on this subject constitutes one bar to a union
between the Northern and Southern churches, or even to co-operation
between them. This has been for the time removed by a sort of concordat
by which the relations of the colored and the white members in the two
churches respectively are allowed to remain _in statu quo_, and the
settlement of the problem is relegated to the future. In the
Congregational denomination, the question is likely to come up before
the meeting of the American Home Missionary Society at Saratoga early in
June, and again before the National Council at Worcester in October. In
the State of Georgia, there has been for some time an Association of
Congregational churches mainly composed of colored people, and largely
under the fostering care of the American Missionary Association. A
Congregational work has latterly been started among the whites under the
fostering care of the American Home Missionary Society. And recently a
body of independent Methodists, really Congregational in the principles
of their government, and having a considerable number of churches in
Georgia, and some in other Southern States, has become also
Congregational in name. Both bodies will have representatives,
presumably, at Saratoga, certainly at the meeting of the National
Council at Worcester in October, and the latter body, if not the former,
will have to determine whether it will recognize two Congregational
Associations in one State, the sole difference between them being that
one Association is composed wholly of white people, and the other
chiefly of colored people; unless, indeed--and of this there is some
hope--the Congregational Associations of Georgia solve the problem by
coming together and forming one body. There have been some
correspondence and conferences to consider the possibility of such a

We find ourselves on this subject occupying a position midway between
the radicals on the one side and the conservatives on the other. In some
parts of the South, the whites and Negroes must for many years to come
be educated in separate schools and worship in separate churches. They
need, to some extent, a different education; they desire, to a large
extent, a different kind of religious worship and instruction. The
preaching which appeals to the Anglo-Saxon race appears cold and
unmeaning to the warm-blooded Negro; the preaching which arouses in him
a real religious fervor appears to his cold-blooded neighbor
imaginative, passionate, unintelligent. To attempt to force the two
races into a fellowship distasteful to both, to attempt to require the
two to listen to the same type of sermon and join in the same forms of
worship, is a "reform against nature." Even if the erection and
maintenance of two churches where one would suffice for the worshipers
of both classes involves some additional expense, the expense may not be
greater than the resultant spiritual advantage.

But to close the doors of any church on any Christian is in so far to
make it an unchristian church. To go into the South to establish white
churches from which, whether by a formal law or by an unwritten but
self-enforcing edict, men are excluded because God made them black, is
to deny one of the fundamental tenets of Christ: All ye are brethren. It
is to introduce into a church already divided by sectarian strifes a new
division. It is to rend afresh the seamless robe. To say to any man
asking for Christian fellowship on the simple ground of faith in Christ,
"Stand back: for I am whiter than thou," is simply a new and
indefensible form of Pharisaism. The church exists to proclaim certain
truths, among which the brotherhood of man stands pre-eminent. It is
difficult to see with what consistency a Christian minister can preach
on the parable of the Good Samaritan if his church refuses to recognize
a Christian brother in one of another race because he belongs to another
race. There is no reason for an attempt to corral all men of all races
in one inclosure; but for any church, especially for a church of the
Puritans, to enter upon missionary work in the South, and initiate it by
refusing to admit to its fellowship a black man because he is black, is
to apostatize from the faith in order to get a chance to preach the
faith. To assert equality and brotherhood at the polls, to reaffirm it
in a public school system, to reassert it by courts of law in the hotel
and the railroad train, and then deny it in the church, would be indeed
a singular incongruity, and would make the Nation more Christian than
the church.

The principle, then, by which the color-line question is to be settled
is very simple, though its application may in some cases present some
difficulties. The whites and Negroes are not to be coerced or bribed
into uniting in one and the same church organizations. If they prefer to
worship and to work separately, they must be allowed so to do. This is
within their Christian liberty. But it is not within their Christian
liberty to refuse the fullest and most perfect Christian fellowship to
each other. The doors of every Christian church must stand wide open to
men of every race and color. The only reason of exclusion must be in
moral or spiritual character. And in the higher representative bodies
these churches must be one. To organize, for example, in the State of
Georgia two Congregational bodies, one white and the other colored,
would be to organize a church to perpetuate divisions which the church
should aim to obliterate. It were far better that the Northern Church
should not go with its missionary work into the South at all, than that
it should go with a mission which strengthens the infidelity that denies
that God made of one blood all the nations of the earth for to dwell

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I have found the man of iron. In one short day, he travelled one hundred
miles by rail, walked twelve miles over a steep and rocky mountain, rode
fourteen miles horseback through a pouring and drenching rain, and at
nightfall preached an earnest, telling sermon to an audience of railroad
employees, besides performing the duties of organist and janitor. The
next morning he was up at four o'clock and away for other tasks of
similar sort. One who watches Brother Pope, must do it on the run. One
of the fairest spots on the Cumberland Plateau is Grand View. Here the
American Missionary Association holds a strategic position. The wild,
magnificent scenery and the cool, bracing air, tingling with ozone, make
it an ideal spot for a great religious and educational centre. Already
eyes are turning upward from the surrounding valleys to this mountain
school. The first words I heard on landing at Spring City, six miles
away, were in its praise: "They've got a mighty good school up thar."
Such is the fact. What is needed now to balance things is a "mighty good
school" _building_. If the insignificant frame structures which are
hidden among the trees, and only half supply the needs of the
institution, could be exchanged for a good, roomy, handsome edifice,
placed on the summit of the mountain, where it would be visible for
miles along the line of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, besides being
a benefaction to the cause, it would be the best, cheapest and most
attractive advertisement of our mountain work, conceivable. It is to be
hoped that someone will visit this beautiful spot ere long whose
enthusiasm will not all run to words.

Within easy reach of Grand View are various churches flanked by their
educational departments, which will one day become tributary to the
great central institution. At one of these points, Deer Lodge, a fine
church building is just nearing completion. The community is all loyal
to the American Missionary Association, whose help it has received and
appreciated. A good many Northerners are coming into this section,
induced by climate, whose co-operation in his work Mr. Pope is very
prompt in securing.

Glen Mary is a mining settlement hidden in the oak forest about a mile
from the above mentioned railroad. Here, Mr. Pope recently found a small
Sunday-school battling against great odds. Intemperance and profanity
were rife, and the demand for gospel labor was very urgent. Meetings
were held with blessed results, so that shortly ago a church was
organized, now one of the strongest in this region. One consecrated
young man is at the bottom of the whole movement. Two years ago, he
started a Sunday-school with no assistance. At first, he met his pupils
in the colored people's meeting house, but was obliged to change after a
time, because of the prejudices of color which started among the blacks!
He then took an axe and cleared a spot in the woods to which he invited
his school. Here Mr. Pope found him. After the interest began to grow, a
subscription was started among the miners, resulting in money sufficient
(including help from the mining company) to erect a comfortable little
church edifice. This building has recently been enlarged by one-third,
to accommodate the crowds. The membership of the church is less than
forty, and yet it has raised one collection for the American Missionary
Association amounting to _twenty-four dollars_!

These people have no pastor. They are dependent on the scattering
ministrations of two or three of our overworked missionaries from other
points, who have undertaken to supply them by turns. There are one
hundred and fifty families in the community, fifty being colored,
_without pastoral training_. I am assured that it would not be hard to
raise money enough in the community to nearly, if not quite, support a
minister. The people are hungering and thirsting for teaching in
spiritual things. After repeated and urgent invitations your pilgrim was
prevailed upon to suspend his trip for a day or two, that he might tell
these people of the "good news" of Jesus Christ. It was evidently of the
Lord, for last night at the first exhortation, eight persons, two men
and six women, gave themselves to the Master. The entire congregation
seemed to hear the word with gladness. It is a great field. And so it is
in many places, I am told. Glen Mary is anxious for a resident minister
and a Christian teacher. The influence of an educated, godly woman is
sorely needed in these homes. The gospel has already done much for the
place, but there is still a great work to do. Thank God for such
tireless, self-forgetful men as Mr. Pope. With the brain of a general
and the zeal of an apostle, he is planting the cross of Christ so firmly
on this plateau, and in such commanding positions, that it cannot be
dislodged, but will shed its saving influence far and wide forever.
After preaching once more I hope to move on to Nashville in time for the

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In this land where the people live by their crops, it was most
encouraging to see the number of older boys who remained in school till
the last of the term. Two of our boys remain with us during vacation, to
do the needed work. They are earnest Christians and faithful workers,
and appreciate the home influences here.

Many of the girls tell me that their fathers used to be "moonshiners,"
and they say that at that time they thought it all right; did not
realize the evils of alcohol until taught about it in the school. We
believe, however, that the morals of this part of Kentucky are steadily
improving, and feel confident of it in our own little town.

Last week I visited a country school house about four miles from town.
It was made of logs. Three small holes were cut in the logs for windows.
The benches were split logs, and the floor was the earth. The great
stone chimney, (the only spacious thing about the building,) was
beginning to crumble away. This is a typical log school house of the
past, but much better ones are going up all over the country, giving
brighter hopes for the future.

With the better school buildings through the country, our Academy will
be ready to furnish them with better teachers than they have had in the
past. Our hope for the future among the Mountain Whites is great.

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Our school is very large, there being enrolled two hundred. Our great
trouble is a lack of teachers. There are only three of us.

New facts regarding the people among whom we work are brought to us
constantly. Yesterday four pupils entered school who were perfect
wonders. The oldest of them is seventeen years of age, and the youngest
perhaps ten. The oldest has been to church three times during her life,
the others have never been. They have never been to Sabbath-school, and
know nothing about Christ and God. They have never in their lives heard
the word Bible. The _oldest_ one has seen a preacher three times--the
same man each time. They made their first visit to town, and beheld the
first railroad car yesterday. They do not know who made them! Ever since
their arrival I have been saying over and over, "Surely we have Africa
at our very door." I cannot realize it. The responsibility is so great
that it makes me tremble.

Many of our pupils have little or no religious training at home. We have
a good many pupils whose parents are "_Hard Shell_ Baptists," and do not
allow them to go to Sabbath-school, and teach them not to pray for
forgiveness of sins. A few afternoons ago, the pupils were all asked
what they desired to be. One little boy raised his hand to say that he
was going to be a "Hard Shell" minister, for they were already saved,
and had no praying to do. This answer was a result of his training at

We have many features of encouragement connected with our work here.
Especially are we pleased with the work that is being done by a class of
our advanced boys and girls. There are ten of them out in the wooded
country, teaching for three months those who cannot find their way to
our school. Every two weeks, these pupils come in to give a report of
their work. It is understood by them that it is a part of their duty to
tell us just what work they do and _how_ they do it. We supply them with
reading matter for their pupils--especially are we careful to let them
have Sunday-school books, etc. These pupils will be out of school three
months, and will then return to their school work. Every one who is out
is a Christian, and we feel that their influence for good is very great.
It is a joy to us to feel that our little school here in this town is
spreading its influence out into darker portions of the State. Each one
of these pupils has no less than forty pupils in his school, so that the
work of the school here at Marshallville reaches over six hundred souls!
This is indeed a dark portion of the field, but God's loving care is
about us, and we are content to labor here.

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Our school is overrun with pupils this school year. I was compelled to
turn away a large number because I didn't have room for them.

The people on their part are manifesting a deep interest in education
They are trying to take advantage of the opportunity as it is given
them. Many are going hungry to get a chance to send their children to

This last week has been one of profit in this part of the State. The
people have been made to see their duty to the colored man more plainly
by the lectures delivered by Dr. Lansay and others in the Georgia
Chautauqua. There were some fine speeches made in behalf of the Negro.

Judge Hook was down one day and visited our school, and said that he was
surprised and glad to see the rapid progress we had made here.

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A densely packed church of white and colored people witnessed the
closing exercises of the Gregory Institute, a school of high grade for
colored people founded and supported by the American Missionary
Association, and aided by Mr. Gregory. This school has been in operation
some eighteen or twenty years, and has done a most excellent work among
the people it was designed to benefit. The writer of this article has
attended public exercises of the Institute three times, and has been
each time impressed with the dignified and self-respecting deportment of
the scholars and visitors.

The neat programme called for graduating essays from six girls--there
were no boys in the class--and there were six songs rendered by the
whole school, or by the class, and every one present agreed with Dr.
Pritchard when in his address he declared that such was the musical and
literary excellence of the occasion that it would have done credit to
any institution of learning in North Carolina.

The address of Dr. Pritchard was humorous, practical and highly
complimentary to the school, and was received with much favor by the
audience. After the conferring of the diplomas by Mr. Woodard, the
pleasant occasion came to an end. The Institute is an honor to the city,
and certainly reflects great credit on the officers who conduct
it.--_Morning Star._

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The Senior class of the present year is the largest graduated from the
school, numbering eleven members, seven young ladies and four young men.

Tennessee is the native State of all but one, who was born in Virginia.

The youngest is seventeen years old, the oldest twenty-eight; average
age, twenty and one-half years.

The tallest member of the class is five feet, eight and one-half inches
in height, the shortest in stature measures five feet; average height,
five feet, six inches.

The heaviest weight turns the scale at one hundred and sixty-five
pounds, and the lightest at one hundred and twenty; average weight, one
hundred and thirty-seven pounds.

The longest attendance at this school is ten years and the shortest,
four; average term in school, six and one-half years.

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We have received No. 1, Vol. 1, of the _Academy Student_, published and
printed by the students of the Williamsburg Academy, Williamsburg, Ky.
The little paper is large with promise. It is as bright as a new dollar.

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A teacher asked her class in geography where the Turks live. The
remarkable reply was, "In the woods." Thinking the pupil had confounded
the Orientals with the Aborigines, the answer was pronounced to be
"incorrect." The pupil rejoined, "Well, I have seen them there roosting
in the trees."

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The following extract is from a composition on "The Blacksmith."

"Man in his state of incarnation has various ways of making money to
supply himself with nutriment so that the body may be able to
exhiliarate its immortal tenant, 'the soul.' The one about which I shall
speak is the Smith. This trade is of momentous importance.... It is
quite amusing to hear him when he is mending a piece of malleable work;
he has a way of striking the iron that makes it sound harmonious to the
ear, and children very often stop to hear him."



     The out-station work among the Indians is a feature almost
     peculiar to the Indian Missions of the A.M.A. These stations are
     the picket-lines pushed forward into the Reservations beyond the
     line of established schools and missions. Each one consists of a
     cheap home connected sometimes with a cheap school-house, and
     these are occupied by one or two native Indian missionaries who
     teach and preach, and thus accomplish an immediate good and lay
     the foundation for the more permanent church and school. The
     Association has about twenty such stations on the Cheyenne and
     other rivers in Dakota. One of the teachers from Oahe gives a
     racy sketch of a trip among some of the out-stations. We make
     room for a large extract, regretting that we have not space for


We started Thursday morning, going about seven miles above the Mission
to cross the river. We took dinner at the house of a white man who has
an Indian wife, and then started out on the long drive. Our direction
was almost due west, a little south toward the Cheyenne River. We
reached an out-station on the Cheyenne about dark, where James Brown, a
Santee Indian, is stationed. Two of our Santee school-girls are here,
and it was encouraging to see their neat dress, and hear them use their
English, though they so seldom see any one with whom they have occasion
to use it that it is not easy for them. The next morning, the girls had
classes in reading and writing. Some of the children were ragged and
dirty, with faces unwashed, and hair uncombed, one little boy with both
knees coming through his trousers, but their faces were, almost without
exception, bright and intelligent, with the intelligence of childhood,
which would inevitably change to the stolid indifference of ignorance,
were it not for the influence which this Christian household among them
may exert. To be sure, the girls are young and inexperienced, but that
they do their best means a great deal. Two young men were learning to
read the Dakota Bible. Soon after eleven, we were on our way again,
keeping the Cheyenne River in sight. We stopped at one of the villages
on the Cheyenne, where a Frenchman with an Indian wife has built up
quite a little colony, all related to one another. Several of our pupils
come from here, and the mode of life at their home has been modified by
their influence.

We reached Plum Creek, where Edwin Phelps is stationed, about dark, and
after two long days' ride I was glad when bed time came. Ellen Kitto and
Elizabeth Winyan had come up from the Cheyenne, and I felt sure that
Elizabeth had given up her bed for me. The next morning I asked Ellen if
we could go out to some of the houses, but she said the people were all
on the other side of the river, that there was a dance there. This was a
disappointment to me, as I wanted to see the homes of the people, but
after dinner Edwin offered to take Elizabeth, Ellen and me across the
river to Cherry Creek, so that I gained rather than lost.


As we drew near the dance-house I could hear the monotonous yet rythmic
beat of the drum, and get glimpses through the door-way of the feathered
heads moving in time to the music. Outside there was a crowd of women,
girls, and young men, the young men wrapped in white sheets under which
they carry off, and make love to, the dusky maidens. This is the way a
Titon "makes love." As a recent writer describes this dance, bringing
before one only its poetry, and that which may be perhaps really
beautiful, it does not seem shocking or revolting in the least; but the
reality is simply dreadful. Not so much in itself, perhaps, though that
is bad enough, as in its influence, its consequences, all that it means
and all that it leads to.


Just beyond the dance house is the mission station where Clarence Ward
and his wife are; a civilized Christian family in the midst of this

Sunday was to be the eventful day, and as early as half past nine the
congregation began to arrive. When the bell rang for service, the
school-room was filled almost immediately. Everything possible was
utilized for seats; trunks, boxes, wagon-seats, kegs, and those who
could not be provided with seats sat on the floor. There were probably a
hundred in all. The weight of so many people on the floor was too much
for the sleepers. Some of them gave way, and the floor settled somewhat,
but the audience was not "nervous" and was only amused. As I sat at the
organ, a group outside the door attracted my attention; several bright
faced girls, their shawls drawn over their heads with a grace a white
girl might envy, but could not hope to attain, and beyond them a face
that would pass on the most perfectly appointed stage for one of
Macbeth's witches, without being "made-up." The faces of some of the men
were as wooden and expressionless as the figures in front of a tobacco
shop, but these are they into whose lives the power of the Gospel of the
Son of God has not come. After this service came the church meeting, and
a Cheyenne River branch church was established which still has
connection with the mother church at Oahe.

The school-room being too small for the afternoon communion service,
this was held out of doors. There must have been a hundred and fifty
present, perhaps more. First came a marriage ceremony, then the
admission of four new members, and the baptism of two children. Probably
four-fifths of the congregation had been drawn thither merely from
curiosity, and on the faces of many of these were the traces of
yesterday's paint. The simple service, which the new communion set made
perfect, could not fail to impress them that there is something better
than they have known. At its close, Edwin Phelps's scholars stood and
sang "Whiter than Snow," in Dakota. Have not those girls gained a great
moral victory, when in native dress, with their shawls worn after the
native fashion, they stand up among their own people and proclaim
themselves on the side of right? It was a day full of new experiences
and new impressions for me. The contrast between this scene and the one
of the day before, presented itself to me over and over again.


The next morning we started out for the return to Oahe. The day was warm
and pleasant and uneventful. I was comfortable and happy, and as we
stopped for lunch when we got hungry, I began to wonder where the
hardships of my journey were coming in, but people who are never so
happy as when they are uncomfortable, _ought_ to get their just deserts.
I got mine. After we started from James Brown's, the wind rose. It rose
and it rose. It kept rising. How that wind did blow! It blew us up hill
and threw us down hill. It fairly hurled us along. It blew Mr. Riggs's
hat off and we chased it for half a mile. It blew my hat off; it blew my
hair down; we put into a ravine for repairs. We went through long
stretches of burned prairie, and clouds of fire-black dust were flying.
We hoped when we got down into the ravine it would not be so bad. Vain
hope. It was worse. The dust was blacker and thicker and more dusty. The
gravel stung our faces and blinded our eyes. For the entire distance of
thirty-five miles, that wind howled and raved and tore. It almost took
the ponies off their feet. I have not exaggerated it one bit. It would
be impossible to exaggerate. When we reached the house where we had
taken dinner going up, we found the dirt blown from the roof, likewise
the tar-paper, leaving great cracks through which the dirt rattled.
Everything was an inch deep in dirt, but we were welcomed to the shelter
of the four walls, and what was left of the roof. The dirt did not
matter. We were already done in charcoal. Mr. Collins was here, caught
by the wind, and before dark the Agency farmer came. It was impossible
to cross the river in such a gale, and here I knew we must stay.

The next morning was still and clear and beautiful. It was difficult to
realize that the elements had been on such a tear the day before, so
after breakfast we embarked for home, going the seven miles by water
this time, and I reached the mission a gladder and a wiser woman.

This glimpse of out-station work is something I have long wanted, and
anyone who does not believe in Indian education should see the results
of it as they appear here. In the audience on Sunday, were three young
women former students, one at Hampton, one at Santee, one at Oahe. Their
dress, the expression of their faces, their whole appearance proclaimed
the power of Christian education, and it is only in the faces of the
Christian Indians that there is any expression of gladness. There is no
gladness in their life outside of this. Oh, that the work at these
stations may be blessed! There are hundreds and hundreds, yes, thousands
of Indians who will never be reached by Hampton, Carlisle, Santee, by
all the Indian schools put together, and who will never be Christianized
or civilized by "edict from Washington." Christ must be taken to them,
lived among them in such a way that his true loveliness may be made
apparent to them. Without this, all else goes for naught; with this,
life and light must come, and darkness and ignorance and superstition
must flee away.--_Word-Carrier._

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I never read any report of this, without feeling both humiliated and
inspired. Humiliated, because I have regarded the field so unpromising;
inspired, because such glimpses of gracious possibilities and
achievements are caught. We have been so incredulous as to certain alien
races, that we have only partially and feebly brought to bear upon them
the saving influences of the Gospel. We are not, indeed, responsible for
the presence of these Orientals in our land. Ours is a different
responsibility; it is for their evangelization, now that they have been
led to our shores. This work is laid upon us, and never was it more
urgent or hopeful than at this hour. It was one of the methods of our
Lord to arouse men to noblest service by reminding them of the
obligations imposed upon them by their circumstances and opportunities.

Whether the call came to them from a promising or unpromising field, on
them rested the duty of responding. In the great Sermon on the Mount,
our Lord, after finishing with his gentle and sweet benedictions,
abruptly turned and, with changed tone and impressive words, said to his
disciples, "Ye are the salt of the earth." On you rests the obligation
of becoming the conservative element in society. Confronting as they did
a decadent civilization and a vanishing religious faith and a general
heart-despair, they were to be the saviors of men. Pungent and
preservative as salt, are ye to be in the midst of a putrid age. Few,
too, as they were in numbers, and without honor as well, yet they were
to be the light of the world. On their luminousness depended their power
to influence. The radiancy of their life and teaching was to penetrate
the surrounding gloom. Later on follows the divine imperative to "Go
forth and disciple all nations."

However unfavorable the outlook, however inadequate they seemed for the
undertaking, they were to attempt what was enjoined. It lifted them to
an altitude never before reached, and made them conscious of a power
never before possessed.

This is the principle which we need to apply to the emergencies in which
we are called to act. We get from others what we tell them we expect.
There is something in human nature that likes to be trusted with
responsibility; something in us that responds to great occasions. You
remember when Nelson fought that pivotal naval engagement at Trafalgar
against the combined fleets of France and Spain, he gave to his command
as a motto to inspire them to do their best, "England expects every man
to do his duty." That brought every soldier and sailor under the eyes of
the country whose interests they were upholding, and nerved each one to
deeds of valor. It awakened a sense of responsibility and called forth
their noblest service. So our Lord seems to be saying to American
churches and to the constituency of this Society, "'Ye are the light of
the world.' On you depends the evangelization of these despised Chinese.
Treating them now contemptuously and now even brutally, ye are called to
be salt to them, thus saving them from moral deterioration, and
inoculating them with the spirit of the Gospel. Ye are to illuminate
them with the light you have to shed as followers of Christ, and the
responsibility is laid upon you to carry to them the principles of that
faith which has given to us whatever excellence we have as a Nation. I
expect you to Christianize these representatives of the Orient, to
convert them to the worship of the God of the Bible." In this
expectation of the Master, lies at once our obligation and our
privilege. Much is laid upon us, but the trust brings with it honor, and
inspires to grandest service.

The progress already made in this work, the cheering tokens of success
that are reported by all laborers in this field, ought to awaken a far
greater sympathy for those in whose behalf we are called to make our
Christ-like expenditures. It is time we rose above the mean political
enmities which have embarrassed not a little this imperative evangelism.
Our treatment of these people is but another chapter in our history on
which other and larger hearted generations will look with shame and
sorrow. In the animosities born of our commercial greed, we have acted
as if our religion had made us neither in life nor doctrine better than
they. Eager to send the Gospel to distant heathen, we have been
reluctant to exemplify, and slow to practically apply, to the heathen in
our midst the teaching of Christianity. Now has come a new era, and the
evangelistic efforts among the Chinese are assuming greater proportions
than ever, and are engirt with every sign of gracious success. We have
yet to learn to respect the manhood in these emigrants from the great
kingdom beyond the Pacific. It is said of our Lord, when he came across
the Publican Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom, that "he saw a
man," and it was oftentimes the lowly, the shunned, the socially
despised he called to become his disciples. It is a great art, this of
seeing in a man the ideal, the possible man. When Jesus Christ looks
upon a man, he looks him into a nobler manhood. We need to rise above
class distinctions, to regard no one common or unclean, to speak of no
one as hopeless or worthless.

One word as to opportunity. God always matches opportunity with ability,
and when we stand face to face with opportunity, we must go forward or
be recreant to every trust.

Here is this man--the Chinaman--on our coast, for whom we are doing
exactly the same work that this Society has been urging us to do for the
black race, in raising up preachers amongst them to go back to the homes
in their own country and there become the proper evangels to their own
people. When we realize that this is our work, and this is the
opportunity before us, we shall talk of the Chinese question with more

We are like the two American boys. One says to the other: "My father is
a Christian; is your father a Christian?" The other boy replies, not
wishing to be outdone, "Oh, yes, my father is a Christian, but he is not
working much at it just now." That is about the way with this nation,
nominally a Christian nation; we are not working much at it in the way
we are treating the Indian, Chinese and colored man. We want the nation
to act out the principles it believes in.

Mr. Gladstone said he divided the English nation into classes and
masses. The masses, he added, have as little regard for the doctrines of
the Gospel, as the upper classes have for its precepts. Now we have not
only to give the precepts of the Gospel to the Chinaman, but we must
inculcate its principles in the heart beyond all danger of eradication.
If we do not do this, we shall act little better than the Chinese do
themselves. A man was once asked how much he weighed. He replied, "I
weigh 160, but when I am mad I weigh a ton." We need the madness born of
a great zeal, the enthusiasm kindled by the Gospel, then shall we be
able to lift up all classes and conditions of men.

When we get anointed for this work, and carry the Gospel with all the
earnestness of our faith, and all the patience born of the example of
Christ, then we shall realize our fondest hopes for the Christianization
of the Chinese and of other races in our country.

We have only a few thousands of Chinese in our country, and whenever one
of these becomes a Christian he is much like a Christian in apostolic
days. He is raised above his former life, loses largely the sympathy of
his own people, and is regarded as an apostate from his ancestral faith.
It costs, therefore, a great deal to become a Christian under such
circumstances, yet there are joyous, devoted Chinese Christians
preaching, with signal power, the Gospel to their brethren, and living
so as to be Christian luminaries among their idolatrous kindred.

I consider it no inferior part of this Association's work that it is
expending its efforts among the Chinese now resident on the coast. We
have, however, only made a beginning; much, very much, remains to be
done. We have to conquer political prejudices, and invite to our faith
with warmest welcomes those for whom Christianity has such priceless
boons. If we raise up amongst them missionaries to go back to the
crowded Mongolian Empire, this society will become an institution not
only for Christianizing the conscience of our nation, but also an agency
for training up and sending forth missionaries for the neediest of
lands. Let it be ours to evince a friendly fellowship and true devotion
to the despised, and kindle a manlier faith and larger Christian

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ME.--Woman's Aid to A.M.A.,
  Chairman of Committee, Mrs. C.A. Woodbury, Woodfords, Me.

VT.--Woman's Aid to A.M.A.,
  Chairman of Committee, Mrs. Henry Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury, Vt.

VT.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. Ellen Osgood, Montpelier, Vt.

CONN.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. S.M. Hotchkiss, 171 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Conn.

MASS. and R.I.--Woman's Home Miss. Association,
  Secretary, Miss Natalie Lord, Boston, Mass.[1]

N.Y.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. William Spalding, Salmon Block, Syracuse, N.Y.

ALA.--Woman's Missionary Union,
  Secretary, Miss S.S. Evans, Birmingham, Ala.

MISS.--Woman's Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Miss Sarah J. Humphrey, Tougaloo, Miss.

TENN. and ARK.--Woman's Missionary Union of Central South Conference,
  Secretary, Miss Anna M. Cahill, Nashville, Tenn.

LA.--Woman's Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Miss Jennie Fyfe, 490 Canal St., New Orleans. La.

FLA.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. Nathan Barrows, Winter Park, Fla.

OHIO.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. Flora K. Regal, Oberlin, Ohio.

IND.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. W.B. Mossman, Fort Wayne, Ind.

ILL.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. C.H. Taintor, 151 Washington St., Chicago, Ill.

MINN.--Woman's Home Miss. Society,
  Secretary, Miss Katharine Plant, 2651 Portland Avenue,
    Minneapolis, Minn.

IOWA.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Miss Ella E. Marsh, Grinnell, Iowa.

KANSAS.--Woman's Home Miss. Society,
  Secretary, Mrs. G.L. Epps. Topeka, Kan.

MICH.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. Mary B. Warren, Lansing, Mich.

WIS.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. C. Matter, Brodhead, Wis.

NEB.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. L.F. Berry, 724 N. Broad St., Fremont, Neb.

COLORADO.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  Secretary, Mrs. S.M. Packard, Pueblo, Colo.

DAKOTA.--Woman's Home Miss. Union,
  President, Mrs. T.M. Hills, Sioux Falls;
  Secretary, Mrs. W.R. Dawes, Redfield;
  Treasurer, Mrs. S.E. Fifield, Lake Preston.

   [Footnote 1: For the purpose of exact information, we note
   that while the W.H.M.A. appears in this list as a State body
   for Mass, and R.I., it has certain auxiliaries elsewhere.]

We would suggest to all ladies connected with the auxiliaries of State
Missionary Unions, that funds for the American Missionary Association
be sent to us through the treasurers of the Union. Care, however,
should be taken to designate the money as for the American Missionary
Association, since _undesignated funds will not reach us_.

       *       *      *       *       *

The meeting of the officers of the Home Missionary Unions of the
Congregational Churches held at Saratoga, June 4th, was well attended.
Twelve States were there represented, and the occasion was one of great
interest and of encouragement to the cause of missions. The suggestive
and forceful papers presented, indicate that our ladies are in earnest
for the evangelization of our country, and that they will give their
best effort toward extending the influence of our National Societies by
the financial help which they will endeavor to render.

The next meeting of these State organizations will be held in Chicago,
Ill., at the time of the annual meeting of the American Missionary
Association the latter part of next October.

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A little of our industrial work of this first year I would like to
present to you. Our girls, on the closing day, exhibited fourteen pieced
quilts all completed, and twenty were well along toward completion.
Twenty garments have been finished and disposed of. All of the material
has been sent from Northern friends and homes, and some of the girls
have learned the first things of needlework, having learned to use
needle, thread and thimble. One little girl when first given a needle
said, "O see! there is a hole in one end of it." One old lady learned to

We feel happy in the thought of the spiritual growth in our school.
Several young men and some of our girls have openly expressed themselves
as desirous of being Christians, and have started, I am sure, to follow
Jesus. Another hopeful thing is the zeal with which they attend to the
duties of the Band of Hope. Our young people who are to teach in the
country are quite determined to organize bands and to fight for "God and
home and native land," on the line of temperance. We have given all the
instruction and illustrations we could, and the little ones are becoming
leaders of the older members in the families. One little boy urged his
old grandmother to stop using snuff, and she has given it up after using
it more than twoscore years. She said he used to say, "Don't chew,
grandma; the teachers say it is poison." Some mothers who have been in
the habit of using ruinous alcohol medicines for their children, assured
me they would stop it, after seeing the amount of alcohol contained, as
was shown by our little experiments in evaporating and burning. One
young man of twenty years old passed an examination in the country, and
obtained a second grade certificate, and at sixteen years of age he did
not know his letters. Are there many boys at the North who can show a
better record in four years?


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I am sure you want to hear about the closing exercises of our cooking
class. The teacher had given the seven girls comprising the class the
privilege of getting a dinner and each one inviting a guest. One of the
lovely things about the affair was that the guests were the mothers and
teachers of the girls. So at three o'clock one day a company of eighteen
sat down to a dinner that was all cooked and served by these girls. The
white, puffy biscuits, well-cooked meat and vegetables, and the quiet
lady-like serving, all testified to the excellence of the instruction
received. Prouder mothers I never saw than those who then partook of
their daughter's cookery. I was told that every Saturday it had been the
custom for the girls at home to repeat in their own kitchens the work of
the day previous, as it had been done under their teacher's

We hope next year with our boarding pupils to do more than we could with
only day pupils. Our sewing classes are this week finishing their work
for the year. There has been sewing in five rooms. The primaries have
pieced blocks for outsides for two quilts, over-hand work. The next
grade has put together four outsides (running). The upper classes have
made fifty pillow-cases, twelve sheets, forty aprons, hemstitched three
tray cloths, outlined one tidy and made three night-dresses. Darning,
button-hole making and hem-stitching were taught in one class. The girls
in another room have tied six comfortables. The boys in the carpenter
shop are doing excellent work, and they like it very much. One class of
five or six come every morning at seven o'clock, and they do this to get
more instruction. Most of this class are country boys who cannot stay at
school all of the year. In one of the primary rooms, we have the
kitchen-garden material. There, with the twenty-four sets of toy dishes,
the little ones are taught how to set and clear off table, and a great
many useful things in reference to table manners and customs.

Our general school work goes on like clock-work. The children and young
people are growing in their power of concentration and self-control, and
we feel greatly encouraged, as we look into the future for them, to hope
that at no very distant day a well ordered home, where three meals a day
shall be served in a refined, orderly manner, shall not be so rare a
thing as it now is. We are more and more convinced that the home life of
these people must be changed, if they are ever to be what we want them
to be, and what, for the interests of our country and for the coming of
Christ's kingdom on earth, they must be.

And now I will close in the usual way by telling you some of our needs.

For the new boarding department, we shall need bedding of all kinds. I
especially want that each mattress shall be furnished with a quilted or
padded cover--that is, something as large as the mattress on top.
Towels, table linen and such things as are needed in every house are
always acceptable. If any one wants to furnish carpets for teacher's
rooms, we do not say them nay.


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I have spent nearly five years in teaching the little colored children
in this Southland. In my department there are over ninety bright,
enthusiastic little folks between the ages of five and thirteen. I have
often wished that the anxious inquirers as to whether the colored
children were as bright and smart intellectually as white ones, could
visit my room, and the little people would answer the question

My pupils, with one exception, being day scholars, I have had an
excellent opportunity to know the colored people. I go to their homes;
some I find as cosy and prettily fitted up as the average home at the
North, while others are miserable apologies for the name.

I often, Sunday afternoons, take a bundle of papers and go through some
of the streets where I find boys playing ball or marbles, and flying
kites. When I ask why they haven't been to Sunday-school, or at home
reading, they tell me they have no clothes, and that they have nothing
to read at home; as I distribute the papers, they lay down bat and ball
and eagerly devour the stories and study the pictures.

I find some very bright little fellows among them. I asked one little
boy, "Won't you come to my Sunday-school?" He replied at once, "Oh yes."
I said, "Do you know where I teach?" The ready answer came at once, "Up
at the big college yonder," The next Sunday, as I went in, the first
child I saw was Dan. He sat with eyes and mouth wide open as we talked
about Joseph, sung our little hymns and repeated the commandments--
things he had never heard before. The next Sabbath he was there as
interested and eager as on the first, his bare feet hanging from the
chair; but the third Sunday as I went out the gate, there stood Dan,
forlorn enough. I said, "Aren't you going to Sunday-School?" He said,
"I can't go; my sister is married, my mother has gone crazy, and I
haven't a clean shirt." It would have melted the stoutest heart to have
heard his sorrowful tale. I found him soon after, and through the
kindness of a Northern friend in paying his tuition, I had him in my
school, where he proved himself bright and interesting.

I might cite many such instances that have come within my observation,
if time and space would permit. I long for much that is wasted at the
North to help many such bright, interesting, needy little children.

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MAINE, $352.06.

Acton. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                       $3.50

Albany. Anna K. Cummings,
  _for Mountain Work_                            2.00

Bangor. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                38.00

Bath. Winter St. Ch.                           140.30

Bucksport. Y.P.S.C.E., by Charlotte
  S. Barnard, _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._        20.00

Castine. Prof. Fred. W. Foster                   1.44

Gorham. First Cong. Ch. and Soc., (2.
  of which _for Mountain Work_) bal. to
  const., REV. GEO. W. REYNOLDS, JOHN A.
  WHITE L.M's                                   40.65

Hampden. C.E. Hicks                              1.00

Kennebunk. Union Cong. Ch. (1.75 of
  which from Y.P.S. of C.E.)                    14.15

Kennebunkport. Ladies of South Ch.              10.00

Madison. Cong. Ch.                               1.00

Portland. West Cong. Ch.                        10.00

Portland. Ladies' Mission Circle of State
  St, Ch., 2 Valuable Bbl's C.; Maine Women's
  Ind. Ass'n, 2 Valuable Bbl's C.;
  Carter Bros., Valuable Gift of Roger's
  Plated Ware.; George C. Frye, Chemist,
  Medicines, Val. 10.25, _for Fort Yates, Dak._

South Berwick. Miss Lewis' S.S. Class,
  _for Wilmington, N.C._                         3.25

South Gardiner. Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C.,
  Mrs. S. Adams, _for Freight_ 2.,
  _for Selma, Ala._                              2.00

Union. Rev. F.V. Norcross                        5.00

Waterford. Sab. Sch. of Cong, Ch.,
  _for Santee Indian Sch._                       6.20

Waterford. Mrs. H.E. Douglass, Box C.,
  _for Tougaloo, Miss._

Windham. W.M. Soc. of Cong. Ch., Bbl.
  of Bedding, etc., Val. 43.97, _for Pleasant
  Hill, Tenn._, also Bbl. and Box _for N.C._
  Val. 75.30

Winslow. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch.                     8.00

Woodfords. Miss W. Perry's S.S. Class, 2;
  Mrs. I.S. Woodbury, Bbl. C., _for
  Williamsburg, Ky._                             2.00

Woolwich. Cong. Ch.                              8.32

York. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc.                  5.25

Woman's Aid to A.M.A. by Mrs. C.A.
  Woodbury, Chairman, _for Woman's Work_:

  "From Two Sisters In Memory of
  their Sister Mrs. Sophia M. Trumble,"
  to const. MRS. CAROLINE J.
  WALKER L.M.                                   30.00


Concord. South Ch., Mrs. Bancroft's S.S.
  Class, 10. _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._; Mr.
  Willard's S.S. Class, 3.75 _for Storrs Sch.,
  Atlanta, Ga._                                 13.75

Concord. I.W. Chandler                           1.00

Hollis. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                      17.50

Nashua. First Cong. Ch.                         25.00

New Ipswich. A.N. Townsend                       1.50

North Hampton. "J.L.P."                          5.00

Northwood. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                   13.60

Penacook. Jer. C. Martin                        10.00

Stoddard. King's Daughters, _for Meridian,
  Miss_                                          3.50

Tilton. S.S. Class of Young Ladies Cong.
  Ch., _for Savannah, Ga._                       8.00

Wilton. Second Cong. Ch.                        14.00

Wilmot. By Rev. N.F. Carter                     10.00




Greenville. Estate of Dea. Franklin Merriam,
  by Mary A. Merriam, Executrix.               100.00

                     VERMONT, $377.05.

Cornwall. Cong. Ch.                             48.26

Dorset. Cong. Ch.                               16.00

Granby. Infant Class, by H.W. Matthews,
  _for Rosebud Indian M._                        1.00

Jericho. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc.               7.18

Lyndon. Mrs. Alice L. Ray                        2.00

Manchester. Cong. Ch.                           37.13

Northfield. "A Friend," _for Mountain
  Work_, and to const. MRS. DIANTHA E.
  KNIGHT L.M.                                   30.00

Royalton. First Cong. Ch. 11.40; A.W.
  Kenney, 30., to const. GARNER R. DEWEY
  L.M.                                          41.40

Saint Johnsbury. North Cong. Ch. 50.
  _for Indian M._ 50. _for Santee Home_        100.00

Vergennes. "E.L.B."                              1.00

Waitsfield. Cong. Ch. and Soc., 6.14;
  Mrs. S.P. Prindle, 1.50                        7.64

Williamstown. C.C. Barnes                        5.00

McIndoes Falls. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch.,
  _for McIntosh, Ga._                            8.44

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Vermont,
by Mrs. W.P. Fairbanks, Treas.,
  _for Woman's Work_:

    Burlington. W.H.M.S.,
      First Ch.                      40.00

    Granby. Mrs. C.W.
      Matthews                        5.00

    Saint Albans. W.H.M.S.,
      First Ch.                      25.00

    Williamstown, Ladies              2.00

                                  --------      72.00


Amesbury. Main St. Cong. Ch. and Soc.           13.36

Amherst. Wm. M. Graves                          20.00

Andover. "A Friend" by Stephen Ballard,
  _for Girl's Dormitory, Macon, Ga._         1,581.75

Andover. Free Christian Ch.                     35.25

Andover. Mrs. Chas. S. Mills, 15; Mrs. S.
  J. Stetson 5; Miss Susanna Jackson, 5;
  Mrs. K.P. Williams, 2; Mrs. Wm. Abbott,
  2; Mrs. Homer Barrows, 1, _for Girls'
  Hall, Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                   30.00

Andover. Class of Phillips Academy Boys,
  _for Tools, Industrial Sch., Williamsburg,
  Ky._                                          25.00

Andover. Ladies' Soc., Free Ch., Bbl. C.
  etc., _for Sherwood, Tenn._

Auburndale. "Friends" 44; Branch of
  Newton Ind'l Ass'n, Bbl. C.; Miss Miller
  and Friends, Bbl. C., _for Fort Yates,
  Dak._                                         44.00

Bernardston. Miss M.L. Newcomb,
  (of which 100. _for Student Aid, Talladega
  C._; 100. _for Student Aid, Atlanta, U._; 50.
  _for Teacher, Austin. Texas)_                900.00

Boston. C.A. Hopkins, 250.; Woman's
     Home Miss'y Ass'n,
     60. _for Girl's Ind'l
     Hall, Pleasant Hill,
     Tenn._                         310.00

     "G.A.W."                        50.00

     Mrs. E.P. Eayers                 5.00

     "Cash"                            .50

  Ladies' Sewing Circle of
    Union Cong. Ch., Bbl.
    C., _for Williamsburg,

  Brighton. Evan. Cong. Ch. and
    Soc.                             60.00

  Dorchester. "M.L.E," 10; Pilgrim
    Ch., 8.25, _for
    Mountain Work_                   18.25

  Jamaica Plain. Central Cong.
    Ch.                             247.85

  Jamaica Plain. "A Friend"           4.50

  Roxbury, Sab. Sen. and Y.P.
    Soc., Elliot Ch., Box
    Books etc., and 1., _for
    Thomasville, Ga._                 1.00

                                  --------     697.10

Bridgewater. "Friend."                           1.00

Brockton. Mrs. S.A. Southworth, Box C.
  for _Tougaloo, Miss._

Cambridge. Mrs. Preble, 5. and Bbl.
  Sewing Materials _for Fort Yates, Dak._        5.00

Dedham. First Cong. Ch.                        161.16

East Bridgewater. Union Sab. Sch., _for
  Student Aid, Talladega C._                    12.50

East Walpole. Cong. Ch.                          5.60

Enfield. Miss C.E. Fairbanks' S.S.
  Class, _for Indian Sch'p._                    70.00

Fall River. Y.P.S.C.E., _for Student Aid,
  Talladega C._                                 50.00

Greenfield. Second Cong. Ch. _for Student
  Aid Fund, Fisk U._                             9.00

Groveland Cong. Ch.                             14.50

Groton. "Friend," 20, _for Chinese M., 10.
  for Indian M._                                30.00

Hanover. Second Cong. Ch., by Mrs. Dr.
  Sweeney and Others on True Blue Card.          5.00

Hinsdale. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                    50.75

Hinsdale. Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., (25, of
  which _for Student Aid, Talladega C._)        47.90

Holbrook. Sab. Sch. of Winthrop Cong.
  Ch., _for Student Aid, Tillotson C. and N.
  Inst._                                        28.75

Holliston. Class of Young Ladies' Cong.
  Sab. Sch., _for Student Aid, Talladega C._     5.00

Hopkinton. Mrs. P.B. Wing's S.S.
  Class, _for Grand View, Tenn._                 5.00

Housatonic. Cong. Soc.                          76.61

Hyde Park. First Cong. Ch.                      23.32

Islington. Cong. Ch.                             5.00

Lawrence. Mrs. J.H. Eaton, 15., Mrs. M.
  J. Jenness, 5., _for Student Aid, Talladega
  C._                                           20.00

Leverett. Y.P.S.C.E., Ad'l _for Grand
  View, Tenn._                                  13.00

Marlboro. T.B. Patch                             1.00

Medford. Mystic Ch. and Soc.                   108.46

Medway. "A Friend"                           1,000.00

Melrose. Ortho. Cong. Ch., _for Mountain
  Work_                                         21.42

Millis. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                      18.00

New Bedford. First Cong. Ch.                    82.00

Newburyport. North Cong. Ch. and Soc.
  41., "A Friend," 5.                           46.00

Newbury. First Ch.                              12.49

Northampton. A.L. Williston                    300.00

Northampton. Geo. W. Cable, 5 vols., _for
  Library, Sherwood, Tenn._

Peru. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch.                    10.00

Quincy. Primary Dep't of Evan Cong.
  Sab. Sch.                                      5.00

Reading. By J.H. Gleason, "In memory
  of my mother, Lucy Bancroft Gleason."        100.00

Reading. Cong. Ch.                              18.00

Revere. A Member of Cong. Ch.                    1.00

Salem. Young Ladies' Mission Circle of
  Tab. Ch., _for Indian Sch'p_                  50.00

Salem. Young Ladies' Miss'y Soc. of
  South Ch., 20. _for Tougaloo U., 20., for
  Santee, Neb._                                 40.00

Shelburne Falls. Cong. Ch.                      12.80

Somerville. Woman's Home Miss'y Ass'n
  of Day St. Ch., _for freight to Fort Yates_    2.40

South Amherst. Cong. Ch.                         8.50

Southampton. C.B. Lyman's S.S. Class
  Cong. Ch., _for Student Aid, Talladega C._    11.25

Southbridge. M.L. Richardson _for Student
  Aid Fund, Fisk U._                            25.00

South Framingham. South Cong. Ch.,
  (50. of which _for Mountain Work_)           189.92

South Hadley Falls. "Friends."                   5.00

Springfield. Memorial Ch.                       16.14

Stockbridge. Alice Byington, Books and
  Patchwork, for _Sherwood, Tenn_

Sutton. Cong. Ch.                               21.88

Taunton. Sab. Ch. of Broadway Cong.
  Ch. _for Student Aid Fund. Fisk U._           50.00

Taunton. Young Peoples' Union of
  Broadway Ch. _for Indian M._                  25.00

Taunton. "For Christ's Work." _Pleasant
  Hill, Tenn._                                   2.00

Topsfield. Cong. Ch. and. Soc.                  44.82

Wakefield. Mission Workers of Cong.
  Ch. _for Bird's Nest, Santee, Neb._           15.00

Waltham. Trin. Cong. Ch.                        14.84

Ware. East Cong. Ch. (20 of which
  _Indian M_)                                  342.40

Watertown. Phillips Cong. Ch.                  100.32

Watertown. Phillips Mission Band _for
  Student Aid, Straight U._                     50.00

Waverly. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                     31.64

Wellesley. "Friend,"                           100.00

West Action. Rev. J.W. Brown                     5.00

West Boxford. Cong. Ch.                         13.10

Westhampton, Ladies' Benev. Soc., by
  Mrs. E.P. Torrey, Sec'y                       10.00

West Newton. Mrs. E. Price, _for Mountain
  work_                                         50.00

West Springfield. Ladies' Mission Circle
  of Park St. Ch., _Pleasant Hill,
  Tenn._                                        50.00

Whitinsville. Additional by Rev. J.R.
  Thurston, _for Girls' Hall, Pleasant Hill,
  Tenn._                                         7.00

Whitman. Y.P.S.C.E. of First Ch. _for
  Girls' Hall, Pleasant Hill, Tenn._             8.35

Winchester. First Cong. Ch. (85.53 of
  which _for Indian M._)                       124.31

Worcester. J.M. Bassett                        100.00

Worcester. Ladies of Union Ch. _for Indian
  Sch'p_                                        35.00

Hampden Benevolent Association, by
  Charles Marsh, Treas.:

     Holyoke. Second                 50.36

     Holyoke. Second, _for
       Fisk U._                      50.00

     Longmeadow, Y.P.S.C.E.           4.37

     South Hadley Falls              16.00

     Springfield. Hope               98.77

     Springfield. Hope _for Hampton
       Inst._                        42.74

     Springfield. South              56.83

     Springfield. Olivet.            28.71

     Springfield. First              18.00

     Westfield. Second. _for
       Fisk_                         60.00

     West Springfield. First         28.00

     West Springfield. Mittineague    9.60

     ----. "Friend"                   5.00

                                  --------     463.38




Hadley. Estate of Dea. Eleazar Porter,
  by J.E. Porter. Ex.                          500.00

Lancaster. Estate of Miss Sophia Stearns,
  by Wm. W. Wyman. Ex.                         100.00



Bangor. Me. Central Ch. Sew. Circle,
  Bbl. _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._

Auburndale. Mass. Miss Alice Williston,
  Bbl. _for McLeansville, N.C._

Boston. Mass. Cong. Pub. Soc. P'k'g.
  Books; Gen'l Theo. Library, Several
  Val. Vols.; Miss H.H. Stanwood. Books
  _Girls' Hall_; Miss Ada Hartshorne, Files of
  "Golden Rule," _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._

Dorchester Mass. Miss Lapham, 2 Bbls.
  _for Raleigh, N.C._; Master Fred E.
  Swan, Scrap Book.

Hyde Park Mass. Woman's Home Miss'y
  Ass'n, 2 Bbls. Val. 110. _for Pleasant Hill,
  Tenn._, and 1 Bbl. Val. 63 _Tougaloo, U._

Spencer, Mass. Ladies' Charitable Soc.,
  Box Val. 83.05, _for Indian Sch., Pierre,
  So. Dak._

West Boylston, Mass. Sab. Sch. of First
  Cong. Ch. 2 Bbls. _for McLeansville, N.C._

Winchendon, Mass. Y.P.S.C.E., Box.
  _for Talladega, Ala._


Newport. Miss Sophia L. Little                   5.00

CONNECTICUT, $1,700.83

Ansonia. First Cong. Ch.                        83.33

Ashford. Cong. Ch.                               7.06

Bethlehem, Cong. Ch.                            17.00

Berlin. "A Friend," _for Tougaloo U._           25.00

Bridgeport. Bbl. C., _for Thomasville, Ga._

Bridgewater, Cong. Ch. and Soc.                 13.27

Bristol, L.H.M. Soc., Bbl. C., 1.50, for
  Freight, _for Williamsburg, Ky._              10.00

Chaplin. Mrs. F. Williams, 10 and Bbl.
  C. _for Williamsburg, Ky._                    10.00

Darien. Ladies of Cong. Ch., _for Conn.
  Ind. Sch., Ga._                               10.00

East Hampton. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.          41.50

East Hampton. Mrs. Laura A. Skinner,
  _Student Aid Talladega C._                     5.00

East Haven. Cong. Ch.                            9.81

Fairfield. First Cong. Ch.                      30.00

Gilead. Cong. Ch.                               28.00

Goshen. Mrs. Moses Lyman                        10.00

Guilford. Soc. of Christian Endeavor             6.50

Hartford. Mrs. Frances Howe Wood, _for
  Student Aid, Talladega C._                    10.00

Hartford. Weathersfield Ave. Cong. Ch.
  Bbl. Sundries, _for Talladega C._

Higganum. Cong. Ch.                             19.00

Jewett City, Rev. Q.M. Bosworth, Sewing
  Machine, _for Fisk U_

Mansfield Center. Cong. Ch.                     12.00

New Britain. Miss E.R. Eastman, Pkg.
  Patchwork, _for Sherwood, Tenn._

New Haven. Humphrey St. Cong. Ch.
  and Sab. Sch. to const. EULIUS B. SHELDON,
  WATSON and MRS. JANE A. BREWER L.M's         201.00

New Haven. Mrs. J.A. Dickerman, 100;
  Davenport Cong. Ch., 64; Students of
  Yale Theol. Sch., by F.H. Means, Treas.
  21.                                          185.00

New London. "Trust Estate of Henry P.
  Haven," (100 of which _for Jewett Mem.
  Hall, Grand View, Tenn._)                    400.00

New London. Friends of First Ch.                16.00

Old Lyme. Ladies' Soc., Box C., Freight
  2., _for Thomasville, Ga._                     2.00

Orange. Cong. Ch.                                5.00

Plainville. Cong. Ch.                           81.17

Plainville. King's Daughters, _for Student
  Aid, Talladega C._                             4.00

Plantsville. Cong. Ch.                          11.63

Salisbury. Thomas Martin's S.S. Class,
  Cong. Ch., _for Student Aid Fund, Fisk U._     3.15

Sherman. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                     16.40

South Norwalk. Supt. E.S. Hall, _for
  Thomasville, Ga._                              2.25

Southport. "A Friend"                           25.00

Suffield. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                    23.94

Terryville. Cong. Ch.                            5.00

Thomaston. Cong. Ch.                            53.75

Thomaston. Eagle Rock Cong. Soc. to
  cont. REV. D. MOSES, L.M.                     30.00

Thompson. Cong. Ch.                             10.40

Washington. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch. _for
  Indian Sch'p_                                 25.00

Westbrook. T.D. Post.                            4.50

West Haven. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                  22.52

Wethersfield. By E.L. Tillotson, (of which
  Miss Harris', Miss Clark's, Miss Griswold's
  S.S. Classes and Infant Class,
  10.; Mrs. H.C. Johnson, 10; Miss S.
  Cushman, 1)                                   36.00

Windsor Locks. Cong. Ch.                        80.30

----. ----, _for Hope Station,
Indian M._                                      75.00

----. "A Friend."                               20.00

Woman's Home Missionary Union of
  Conn., by Mrs. S.M. Hotchkiss, Sec. _for
  Woman's Work_:

    Griswold. Ladies' H.M. Soc.
      First Ch., 10, _for Conn. Ind'l
      Sch., Ga._                     10.00

    New Britain. Ladies' H.M.
      Soc. of First Ch., _for Normal
      Inst., Grand View, Tenn._      50.00

                                  --------      60.00

NEW YORK, $2,211.55.

Albany. First Cong. Ch., 59.97; Chas. A.
  Beach, 50                                    109.97

Binghamton. Mrs. Caroline A. Morris              1.00

Brooklyn. Central Cong. Ch.                    684.03

Brooklyn. Sab. Sch. of Central Cong. Ch.,
  _for Indian M._                               37.50

Brooklyn. Ch. of the Pilgrims, add'l to
  const. MISS CATHERINE L. STANTON L.M.         30.00

Brooklyn. Mrs. Hall, 8; Mrs. M. Jacques, 8;
  Mrs. C. Weeks, 5; Miss M. Morrison, 4;
  Carrie Strong, 1; Miss F. Bingham. 1;
  Mrs. Foos. 1; Flossie Brigham and
  Carrie Strong, Bbl. of C.; Mrs. Mary Lowell,
  7, _for Williamsburg, Ky._                    35.00

Brooklyn. Miss H.M. Wiggins                       .25

Castile. G.A. Davis, to const. J. HARRY
  VAN ARSDAL, JR., L.M.                         30.00

East Rockaway. Bethany Cong. Ch.                10.00

Elbridge. Cong. Ch.                              9.00

Gloversville. Cong. Ch.                        155.62

Homer. Band of Hope, 6 Testaments, _for
  Sherwood, Tenn._

Ithaca. Prof. Geo. P. Armstrong                  5.00

Kinderhook. Rev. W. Ingalls                       .50

Moravia. First Cong. Ch.                         5.00

New Haven. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C., _for
  Talladega C._

New York. Young People of First Reformed
  Episcopal Ch., _for Indian M._                25.00

New York. "K," 15; Miss Haswell, 5;
  Mrs. A.H. Elliott, 1, _for Chapel, Santee,
  Neb._                                         21.00

New York. H.P. Van Liew, _for Student
  Aid, Talladega C._                            15.00

New York. Tabernacle Ch., ad'l                  10.00

New York. S.F. Gordon, Organ, _for Fisk

New York. F. Ernest Lewis, 15 yds. Carpet,
  _for Fort Yates, Dak._

New York. National Temp. Soc., 100
  copies "Blackboard Temp. Lessons."

North Winfield. Mrs. O.E. Harrison              20.00

Owego. Cong. Ch.                                 9.75

Portland. Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Coon                25.00

Rochester. Plymouth Ch.                         37.96

Sherburne. First Cong. Ch., to const.
  PRUTZEHBACH L.M's                             66.90

Spencerport. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch.             25.06

Union Valley. Wm. C. Angel                       5.00

Walton. Christian Endeavor Soc. of First
  Cong. Ch., _for Macon, Ga._                   10.50

Woman's Home Missionary Union, by
  Mrs. L.H. Cobb, Treas., _for Woman's

    N.Y. W.H.M.U.                              352.51



Owego. Estate of Dr. Lucius H. Allen           475.00


NEW JERSEY, $732.45.

Arlington. Mission Band, _for Savannah,
  Ga._                                            .75

Montclair. First Cong. Ch., (30 of which
  to const. D.O. ESHBAUGH L.M.), 442;
  Sab. Sch. of First Cong. Ch., 100            542.00

Montclair. D.O. Eshbaugh, _for Talladega
  C._                                           30.00

Morristown. Mrs. F.W. Owen, _for Indian
  M._                                           75.00

Newfield. Rev. Chas. Willey, 15; Mrs.
  Hannah Howe, 5                                20.00

Orange Valley. F.W. Van Wagener, _for
  Marion, Ala._                                  8.50

Paterson. Auburn St. Cong. Ch.                  31.20

Plainfield. Mrs. Mary H. Whiton, (20 of
  which _for Woman's Work_)                     25.00


Philadelphia. Central Cong. Ch., to const.
  L.M's                                        410.20

OHIO, $720.64.

Akron. Cong. Ch.                                96.66

Bryan. S.R. Blakeslee                            5.00

Chagrin Falls. First Cong. Ch.                  41.42

Cincinnati. Central Cong. Ch., 149.68 and
  Sab. Sch., 18.25                             167.93

Claridon. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch.                10.00

Cleveland. Plymouth Ch.                         61.06

Cleveland. M.L. Berger, D.D., _for Student
  Aid, Talladega C._                            12.00

Cleveland. Young People, by Miss E.A.
  Johnson, _for Mountain Work_                   1.50

Columbus. Eastwood Ch. and Sab. Sch.,
  to const. MRS. GEO. W. EARLY and MRS.
  J.B. POWELL L.M's                             61.40

Gomer. Miss'y Soc. of Welsh Cong. Ch.           14.80

Medina. Sab. Sch. Classes Cong. Ch.,
  Miss Carrie Lowe, 5; Miss Flora Hard,
  5; Mrs. O.H. McDowell, 5; Geo. Thompson,
  5; Wm. P. Clark, 5; Miss Sarah
  Smith, 3.73; Miss May Woodward, 3; A.
  I. Root, 2.75; Miss Mary O. Sipher, 2;
  E.R. Root, 1.89; S.B. Curtiss, 1.05; Mrs.
  Geo. Thomson, 1; Miss Clara Sipher, 1; bal.
  to const. REV. NORMAN PLASS and FRANK
  MILLER L.M's                                  41.33

Oberlin. Rev. Geo. Thompson.                     5.00

Paddy's Run. Cong. Ch.                          26.25

Ravenna. Howard Carter, 50; Cong. Ch.,
  33.54                                         83.54

Toledo. Miss Laura A. Parmelee, _for
  Sch'p End. Fund, Fisk U._                     50.00

Twinsburg. Y.P.S.C.E. of Cong. Ch.,
  _for Mountain Work_                           13.75

Wellington. Edward West                         20.00

Ohio Woman's Home Missionary Union,
  by Mrs. Phebe A. Crafts, Treas., _for
  Woman's Work_:

    Columbus. "E.T.B," _for
      Miss Collins' Work_             5.00

    North Bloomfield. "King's
      Daughters," _for Student
      Aid, Storrs Sch._               4.00

                                  --------       9.00

INDIANA, $12.00.

Fort Wayne. Plymouth Cong. Ch.                  12.00

ILLINOIS, $6,160.52

Alton. Ch. of the Redeemer                      60.42

Caseyville. Miss Mary Meckfessel                 2.00

Chicago. First Cong. Ch.                        96.78

Evanston. First Cong. Ch.                       71.51

Glencoe. Arthur H. Day, _for Mountain
  Work_                                          5.00

Griggsville. Cong. Ch.                          33.37

Hyde Park. S.S. Class by Miss Elsie
  Cole, 1.50; S.S. Class by Miss Ida
  Chapin, .75; A.W. Cole, 1., Olin Family,
  1., _for Marion, Ala._                         4.25

Kumler. Franklin S. King                         2.00

La Grange. Cong. Ch.                             5.00

La Prairie Center. "Friends."                   30.00

Naperville. Cong. Ch.                           16.00

Oglesby. T.T. Bent                               5.00

Rockford. Second Cong. Ch.                     295.71

Rosemond. B.E. Warner, to const
  MRS. MARIA A. PAINE L.M.                      30.00

Sandwich. Cong. Ch.                             25.16

Sheffield. Cong. Ch.                            67.06

Streator. Mrs. S.H. Plumb, _for Sch'p End. Fund,
  Fisk, U._                                     50.00

Tonica. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., _for
  Fisk U._                                      15.00

Wheaton. First Cong. Ch.                        15.00

Wilmette. Cong. Ch.                             32.75

Illinois Woman's Home Missionary Union,
  by Mrs. C.E. Maltby, Treas.,
  _for Woman's Work_:

    Annawan                          13.36

    Avon                              8.00

    Bloomington                       5.75

    Champaign                         5.00

    Geneseo, Individuals             27.25

    Hamilton                          5.50

    Ildini                            5.25

    Jacksonville                     16.00

    Lombard                          16.00

    Morris                           11.80

    Oak Park                         20.00

    Payson                           10.00

    Rock Falls                        5.00

    Rockford. First Ch.              15.00

    Sheffield                         2.50

    Stark. Daughters of the King      2.60

    Illinois Woman's H.M.U.          82.40

                                   -------    $251.51




Rockford. Estate of Lewis S. Swezey by
  John G. Penfield, Ex.                     $5,047.00



MICHIGAN, $251.09.

Ann Arbor. Mrs. C.S. Cady                        1.00

Armada. Cong. Ch., 8. and Sab. Sch., 3          11.00

Bay City. Cong. Ch., ad'l                        8.22

Covert. Cong. Ch.                                8.00

Flint. First Cong. Co., to const.
  CHARLES T. BRIDGEMAN L.M.                     42.71

Grand Rapids. Young Ladies' Park Miss'y
  Soc., _for Santee Indian M._                  10.00

Jackson. Cong. Ch.                              10.60

Lake Linden. Cong. Sab. Sch. and King's
  Daughters, 21.25, and Clothing,
  _for Student Aid, Talladega C._               21.25

Manistee. First Cong. Ch.                       12.00

Owosso. Cong. Ch., to const. MRS. SARAH
  E. WYLIE and MISS EDITH SEELYE L.M's          60.00

Saline. Eli Benton                              20.00

Webster. Cong. Ch.                              14.75

Woman's Home Missionary Union of
  Mich., by Mrs. E.F. Grabill, Treas.,
  _for Woman's Work_:

    Bay City. W.H.M.S.                5.66

    Benton Harbor. Sab. Sch.,
      Easter Offering                 0.47

    Muskegon. W.M.S.                 10.00

    Reed City. W.H.M.S.               5.00

    Stanton. W.H.M.S.                10.43

                                    ------      31.56

IOWA, $548.47.

Decorah. Cong. Ch.                              46.73

Farragut. Cong. Ch.                             25.53

Grinnell. Cong. Ch., 129.38;
  Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., 103.84               233.22

Harlan. Cong. Ch.                                5.03

Lansing Ridge. German Cong. Ch.                  1.00

Muscatine. Cong. Ch.                            63.21

Iowa Woman's Home Missionary Union,
  _for Woman's Work_:

    Alden                             1.30

    Chester Center, W.H.M.U.          0.20

    Davenport                        18.00

    Des Moines, W.M.S.               15.83

    Earlville, W.M.S.                 3.50

    Fairfield, L.M.S.                 1.25

    Gilman, L.M.S.                    8.00

    Grinnell, W.H.M.U.               26.03

    Harlan, L.M.S.                    1.41

    Le Mars                           9.50

    Marshalltown. L.M.S.              5.00

    Magnolia, L.M.S.                  2.00

    McGregor, L.M.S.                  7.43

    Miles. L.M.S.                    15.00

    Montour. L.M.S.                   5.30

    Oldfield, Mrs. A. Turner's
      S.S. Class                      2.15

    Osage, W.M.S.                     4.07

    Red Oak, L.M.S.                   6.00

    Rockford. L.M.S.                  0.38

    Sioux City. L.M.S.                6.00

    Stuart, Y.P.S.C.E.                5.00

    Iowa, W.H.M.U.                   30.40

                                   -------    $173.75

WISCONSIN, $166.11.

Bloomington. Cong. Ch.                           4.75

Bloomington. Blake's Prairie Cong. Ch.           4.60

Darlington. Cong. Ch.                           12.00

Genesee. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                      9.65

Kenosha. Cong. Ch.                              23.40

Koshkonong. Cong. Ch.                            5.20

Rosendale, First Cong. Ch.                       7.00

Rosendale. "Friends," by Mrs. H.N. Clark,
  Box. C., etc., _for Sherwood, Tenn._

Sparta. First Cong. Ch.                         26.51

Superior City. Miss A.B. Butler,
  _for Indian Sch'p_                            70.00

West Salem. "Mission Band," Bbl. C., 3.
  _for Freight, for Greenwood, S.C._             3.00

MINNESOTA, $81.17.

Ada. Sab. Sch. Birthday Box,
  _for Jonesboro, Tenn._                         5.64

Alexandria. First Cong. Ch., 6; Sab.
  Sch. of Cong. Ch., 8.54                       14.54

Brownsville. Mrs. S.M. McHose                    5.00

Elmwood. By Mrs. Wm. M. Jones, on
  True Blue Card                                 5.00

Faribault. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch., _for
  Jewett Mem. Hall, Grand View, Tenn._          25.00

Glyndon. Cong. Ch., 10.76;
  Union Sab. Sch., 77c.                         11.53

Litchfield. Sewing Class Material,
  _for Meridian, Miss._

Minneapolis. Fifth Ave. Cong. Ch.                7.00

Minneapolis. Young Ladies' Soc. Plymouth
  Ch., Box Furnishings, _for Fisk U._

Minneapolis. Y.L.M. Soc., Bbl. C.,
  _for Talladega C._

Plainview. Cong. Ch.                             7.46

MISSOURI, $24.55.

Ironton. J. Markham                              2.50

Peirce City. First Cong. Ch.                     8.00

Saint Louis. Campian Hill Cong. Ch.             14.05

KANSAS, $66.12.

Burlington. Cong. Ch.                           17.50

Chapman. Rev. J.F. Smith                         5.00

Cora. Cong. Ch.                                  7.00

Dover. Cong. Ch.                                 3.00

Highland. Annie Kloss, _for Student Aid,
  Fisk, U._                                      8.00

Parsons. Miss F.A. Locke, 5;
  Mrs. S.C. Boardman, 3                          8.00

Sedgwick. Plymouth Cong. Ch.,
  Mrs. John Hollister                           10.00

Stockton. Cong. Ch.                              5.62

Wakerusa Valley. Cong. Ch.                       2.00

NEBRASKA, $11.00.

Oxford. F.A. Wood                               10.00

South Bend. Cong. Ch.                            1.00

DAKOTA, $46.41.

North Dakota. "S.F.P."                          33.33

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Dakota,
  Mrs. Sue Fifield, Treas., _for Woman's

    Iroquois. "Young Helpers."        1.00

    Sioux Falls. W.M.S.               5.00

    Yankton. Willing Workers          7.08

                                   -------      13.08


Long Beach. Cong. Ch.                           12.60

National City. Cong. Ch.                        31.00

Riverside. Boys' Mission Soc. _for Student
  Aid, Talladega C._                             5.25

COLORADO, $4.40.

Pueblo. First Cong. Ch.                          4.40

OREGON, $30.00.

Portland. First Cong. Ch., to const. DEA.
  W.R. WALPOLE L.M.                             30.00


Washington. First Cong. Ch., ad'l, 20;
  Mon. Con. Coll., Howard University, 12;
  Lincoln Memorial Ch., 5.30                    37.30

Washington. Mrs. M.P. Comstock, by
  Mrs. S.M. Hotchkiss, Sec. W.C.H.M.
  U. of Conn., _for Theo. Dept. Howard U._      20.00

KENTUCKY, $1.66.

Woodbine. Rev. E.H. Bullock                      1.66

TENNESSEE, $24.22.

Chattanooga. Mrs. A.S. Steele,
  _for Student Aid, Talladega C._               12.22

Jonesboro. Cong. Ch.                            12.00


Hillsboro. Mrs. C.E. Jones                       2.00

Troy. "Friends," 2; Y.P.S.C.E., 1;
  Cong. Ch., 50c.                                3.50

Wilmington. Miss H.L. Fitts                     11.00

GEORGIA, $12.50.

Bloomfield. Mrs. N. Bidwell, _for Conn.
  Ind'l Sch., Ga._                              12.50

ALABAMA, $13.29.

Selma. First Ch.                                 4.00

Talladega. Cong. Ch.                             9.29

FLORIDA, $12.44.

Jacksonville. Union Cong. Ch., 7.37, and
  Sab. Sch., 5.07                               12.44

CANADA, $10.00.

Montreal Chas. Alexander                         5.00

Sweetsburg. Mrs. H.W. Spaulding                  5.00


Kohala. "A Friend."                            500.00


Donations                                  $16,942.12

Estates                                      6,222.00



INCOME, $1,650.00.

Avery Fund, _for Mendi M_           505.00

De Forest Fund, _for President's
  Chair, Talladega C._               22.50

General Endowment Fund,
  _for Freedmen_                     36.00

Graves Library Fund,
  _for Atlanta U._                  125.00

Hammond Fund, _for Straight U._      75.00

Hastings Sch'p Fund,
  _for Atlanta U._                   12.50

Howard Theo. Fund,
  _for Howard U._                   862.50

H.W. Lincoln Sch'p Fund,
  _for Talladega C._                30.00

Le Moyne Fund, _for Le Moyne
   Inst_                            182.50

Rice Memorial Fund,
  _for Talladega C._                 11.25

Scholarship Fund, _for
  Straight U._                       27.50

Scholarship Fund, _for
  Talladega C._                      21.00

Theo. Endowment fund, _for
  Fisk U._                            7.50

Tuthill King Fund, 125 _for
  Atlanta U._, 75 _for Berea C._    200.00

Wood Sch'p Fund, _for
  Talladega C._                      25.00

Yale Library Fund, _for
  Talladega C._                      12.75

                                 ---------   1,650.00

TUITION, $3,364.32.

Lexington, Ky., Tuition             176.75

Williamsburg, Ky., Tuition          159.25

Woodbine, Ky., Tuition               32.90

Genesis, Tenn., Tuition               3.50

Grand View, Tenn., Tuition           35.25

Jellico, Tenn., Tuition              47.85

Jonesboro, Tenn., Tuition            18.50

Jonesboro, Tenn., County Fund        53.00

Memphis, Tenn., Tuition             429.25

Nashville, Tenn., Tuition           585.30

Pleasant Hill, Tenn., Tuition        12.00

Wilmington, N.C., Tuition           122.00

Charleston, S.C., Tuition           204.75

Atlanta, Ga., Tuition, Storrs
  Sch.                              238.50

Macon, Ga., Tuition                 237.45

Savannah, Ga., Tuition              174.25

Thomasville, Ga., Tuition            70.25

Athens, Ala., Tuition                83.40

Marion, Ala., Tuition                86.50

Mobile, Ala., Tuition               180.15

Meridian, Miss., Tuition             80.40

Tougaloo, Miss., Tuition            125.50

Austin, Texas, Tuition              200.63

                                   -------   3,364.32


Total for May                              $28,178.44


Donations                                 $134,993.37

Estates                                     26,530.09



Income                                       6,479.21

Tuition                                     26,084.21

United States Government
  appropriation for Indians                  9,540.87


Total from Oct. 1 to May 31               $203,627.75



Subscriptions for May                          $32.28

Previously acknowledged                        655.29


Total                                          687.57


  PEOPLE. Income from investments to
  April 30, 1889,                          $28,144.86

H.W. HUBBARD, Treasurer,
  56 Reade St., N.Y.

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