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Title: The American Missionary — Volume 50, No. 4, April, 1896
Author: Various
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The American Missionary -  Volume 50, No. 4, April 1896


by Various



Edition 1, (December 12, 2006)



CONTENTS


Editorial
   Jubilee Year Fund.
   Our Industrial Work.
   The School and Church.
   The Year of Jubilee.
   A Jubilee Fund of $100,000 in Shares of $50 Each.
The South.
   Notes by the Way.
   A Home Mission Work Little Understood.
   Talladega College, Ala.
   Lincoln Academy, All Healing, N.C.
   A Gracious Revival
Obituary.
   HON. SEYMOUR STRAIGHT.
   MISS EVELYN E. STARR.
Bureau of Woman’s Work.
   COLORED WOMEN’S WORK.
   WORK AT McLEANSVILLE, N. C.
RECEIPTS FOR FEBRUARY, 1896.



NEW YORK:

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

Price, 50 Cents a Year in advance.

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



AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.


PRESIDENT, MERRILL E. GATES, LL.D., MASS.

_Vice-presidents._

REV. F. A. NOBLE, D.D., Ill.
REV. HENRY HOPKINS, D.D., Mo.
REV. ALEX. MCKENZIE, D.D., Mass.
REV. HENRY A. STIMSON, D.D., N. Y.
REV. WASHINGTON GLADDEN, D.D., Ohio.

_Honorary Secretary and Editor._

REV. M. E. STRIEBY, D.D., _Bible House, N. Y._

_Corresponding Secretaries._

REV. A. F. BEARD, D.D., REV. F. P. WOODBURY, D.D., _Bible House, N. Y._
REV. C. J. RYDER, D.D., _Bible House, N. Y._

_Recording Secretary._

REV. M. E. STRIEBY, D.D., _Bible House, N. Y._

_Treasurer._

H. W. HUBBARD, Esq., _Bible House, N. Y._

_Auditors._

GEORGE S. HICKOK.
JAMES H. OLIPHANT.

_Executive Committee._

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

_For Three Years._

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

_For Two Years._

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

_For One Year._

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

_District Secretaries._

REV. GEO. H. GUTTERSON, _21 Cong’l House, Boston, Mass._
REV. JOS. E. ROY, D.D., _153 La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill._

_Secretary of Woman’s Bureau._

MISS D. E. EMERSON, _Bible House, N. Y._



COMMUNICATIONS


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



DONATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS


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

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



FORM OF A BEQUEST.


"I give and bequeath the sum of ---- dollars to the ’American Missionary
Association,’ incorporated by act of the Legislature of the State of New
York." The will should be attested by three witnesses.



THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY


VOL. L.
APRIL, 1896.
No. 4.



Jubilee Year Fund.


                  of the American Missionary Association


*It is now fifty years since the **AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION** was
organized. Its work and history are before the churches. We have reason to
rejoice in the accomplishment of the past. We are grateful to God for this
ministry of grace to His needy ones. We have come now to the
semi-centennial year of the Association. We propose to celebrate the
Fiftieth Year, and to acknowledge the goodness of God to us in the past.*

*But we find ourselves in this present time in distress. Our work has been
severely affected by the adverse times. Our mission schools and churches
are suffering. For the last three years our average current receipts have
been $93,000 less per year than during the previous three years. The work
has been cut $184,000 during these three years. If it had been fully
maintained the debt would have been three times as great as it is.*

*We are now confronted with the question of further and more disastrous
reductions, for our obligations must be met. The $100,000 borrowed for
mission work must be paid. We do not believe that the churches wish this
to be done by closing more schools and church doors against the poorest of
our countrymen throughout the Southern lowlands and mountains, amid the
Dakotas and Montana, from California to Florida.*

*The Association has come to the last half of its fiscal year. Up to this
time it has made no special plea for help. It has waited fraternally until
kindred organizations have received the aid they** so greatly needed. This
vast Christian service in the most necessitous fields of the continent is
as distinctively the trust of the churches as any of their enterprises
are. Shall it not now have the same equitable relief as has been given to
others? Has not the time now come for helping this suffering work? Will
not those who have charged the Association with this burden of service now
consecrate anew their benevolence to its relief and make this a Year of
Jubilee, to wipe out the last vestige of debt?*

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

*The plea is urgent because the need is urgent. Will not all friends of
this great work, pastor and people, now heartily unite in one special
Christian endeavor to raise this American Missionary Association Jubilee
Year Fund?*

*Charles L. Mead,*
* Samuel Holmes,*
* Samuel S. Marples,*
* William H. Strong,*
* Elijah Horr,*
* William Hayes Ward,*
* Lucien C. Warner,*
* James W. Cooper,*
* Joseph H. Twichell,*
* Charles P. Peirce,*
* Charles A. Hull,*
* Albert J. Lyman,*
* Addison P. Foster,*
* Nehemiah Boynton,*
* A. J. F. Behrends*

*Executive Committee of the*
* AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.*



Our Industrial Work.


We publish in this number of THE MISSIONARY an article copied from _The
Talladega College Record_, giving a detailed account of the industrial
work carried on in that institution. We invite attention to it as showing
the wide range of those industries, and of their thorough and systematic
arrangement.



The School and Church.


As is the school and church in any nation or community, so are the people.
The Chinese for ages with universal education, such as it is, and the
religion of Confucius, are a superstitious, stagnant, and an unheroic
race. Europe in the middle ages, with no schools and an ambitious
hierarchy, became ignorant and war-like, oppressed in Church and State. In
these United States, their abundant educational facilities and a free
church have developed largely the most intelligent and free people on the
earth. But we said "largely," for there are millions of people in this
nation that are still in the lowest grades of ignorance and superstition.
There are four millions of colored people who can neither read nor write,
and have not yet escaped from the degrading effects of centuries of
slavery. There are among the mountaineers of the South two millions of
people, descendants of a noble race, who have for more than a hundred
years been largely without schools or intelligent churches, and they have
fallen far below the intelligence and enterprise of their fathers. Our
American Indians, though comparatively a handful, still need our care.
More than half their school population is without education or industrial
habits.

It is among these unfortunate races that the American Missionary
Association is doing its great work. It comes to them with its schools and
churches--its schools religious and its churches intelligent--and
throughout the wide range of its work, lifting them up in knowledge and
the industries of life, and in all these directions it has accomplished
great results, planting wisely with good seed, and is beginning already to
reap large and continually enlarging harvests.

We print in this number of the MISSIONARY two articles written by
Secretaries of the Association, which give reliable statements touching
the deplorable needs of some of these people, and yet of the cheering
transformations made in their condition by our schools and churches. We
invite attention to these two articles.



The Year of Jubilee.


APPEAL FOR RELEASE FROM DEBT AND LIMITATIONS.



A Jubilee Fund of $100,000 in Shares of $50 Each.


We have come to our Year of Jubilee. Fifty years ago the American
Missionary Association had a darker outlook than it has to-day. It saw
4,000,000 of people, children of a common Father, who were born under the
skies of our common country, in a land of churches and Bibles, and saw
them, not only with no legal rights, but not even the rights of persons,
chattels under the law, bought and sold as things, in sin and degradation,
and without hope in the world. That was a dark outlook.

But God’s providence came, and now the country, which the Association
could not so much as enter, is dotted with our schools, and with ten
thousand other schools, and with churches, which stand for the truths
which the Congregational churches of our land believe in and teach. Has
anything more wonderful occurred in the wonderful fifty years, now gone
by, than this change of conditions in the South, or any more demanding
duty come to our churches than the work which has grown out of these
changed conditions?

It belonged to no man fifty years ago to foresee the magnitude of our work
in the South. Add to this that among twenty tribes of Indians, and our
missions in the highlands of the South among the whites, and that which
has been so greatly blessed of God on the Pacific Coast, and who could
have foretold it all fifty years ago?

In all this we are not engaged in a merely philanthropic work; we are
doing more than to educate people in industries, _though we are doing
this_. We are building on a foundation which no other can lay than is
laid, Jesus Christ. In the schoolroom, in the teachings of agriculture and
mechanics, the various trades and industries, as well as in our churches,
this is our foundation. We are bringing salvation to the peoples who need
it, knowing well that salvation includes this life, as well as that which
is to come. Our supreme thought is to hasten on the time when there shall
be a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. This has been, and this is,
our work. Now we need to meet our indebtedness. It is a distressing load
to carry. We are seeking to pay our obligations this Jubilee Year. We have
not pressed our grievous burden upon the churches as urgently as we would
have done, because our sister societies, in like distress, were in the
field with their special appeals. Our hearts are now gladdened by the
gracious providences that have come to them. Now, will not the churches
generally engage in a special effort to lift the burden of our debt and
restore prosperity to this work, which the churches and our individual
givers have been, and are, doing through this Association?

In view of these facts, we most earnestly urge as the call of this Jubilee
Year:

First. That measures be taken in each church to make full and regular
contributions to sustain our _current_ work. It has been sadly reduced.
During the last three years the receipts of the Association have been less
than in the previous three years by about $93,000 a year, and but for our
retrenchments this would have made a debt three times as great as it is
now. If this reduction of receipts is to continue it will mean a ruinous
increase of debt or an equally ruinous retrenchment of the work.

Second. So great is our sense of the need of sustaining our present work
that if regular contributions are not adequate we urgently appeal that the
effort be made to secure it by largely increased contributions or by a
special collection.

Third. That our friends and all interested in this work now so imperiled
_will take shares in the Jubilee Fund of $100,000_. _This fund is divided
into 2,000 shares of $50._ We would have each of these fifty years in the
Association’s history stand for a special contribution of a dollar, the
whole fifty years being signalized by a Jubilee subscription of $50 and
the semi-centennial made memorial by raising the money for the Jubilee
Fund.

Only six months are left of the present fiscal year. We come to all who
believe in our work to help the Association and to help it now, so that we
may at the great convocation at the Jubilee convention in Boston next
October celebrate not only the heroic faith of the fathers, but the
steadfast zeal and purpose of their children.



THE SOUTH.



Notes by the Way.


Secretary A.F. Beard.

In making my rounds among the schools of the Association and of the
churches I find new experiences in old paths and new incidents by the way.
Within the limitations of "an article" I cannot recall them, but I invite
my readers to visit with me some of the places _en route_.

             [[Illustration: FARM BUILDINGS, ENFIELD, N. C.]]

                      FARM BUILDINGS, ENFIELD, N. C.


It is not a long journey from New York to Enfield, N. C. We will not find
a New England village there when we leave the Weldon and Wilmington
Railway. It is quite another part of the world. A ride of four miles among
plantations and cotton fields brings us to the latest-born school of the
Association. Here are a thousand acres of arable land, which ought to be a
fortune to its owner and has been in years gone by. Now, however, cotton
and corn have ceased to be kings, oftentimes they are more like beggars.
Thus it came to pass that this noble plantation became the property of a
benevolent lady in Brooklyn, N. Y., who made it a splendid gift to the
Association, with sufficient money to build the fine brick building which
stands in the center of this great farm, the beginning of the "Joseph K.
Brick Normal, Agricultural, and Industrial School."

Is it needed? We will say it is when we have acquainted ourselves with the
condition of the colored people in these parts. I know not what could have
been their condition in slavery. Except for the buying and the selling, it
could not have been worse than we find it here to-day. Rags, ignorance,
poverty, and degradation indescribable are in the cabins. Have the
children been taught in any school? No. Can the parents read? No. Shall we
find a Bible in the cabins? No. Weak, wicked, and absolutely poor, in dumb
and stolid content with animalism and dirt, here families are herding like
cattle, in windowless and miserable cabins of one room. The children who
fail to receive the benignity of death grow up here and exist and suffer
in this dreadful life. Yet we can ride by this plantation and in sight of
it any day on our way to Florida, and never see what is so near.
Nevertheless, here it is a reality much worse than it reads, for ten times
one are ten and ten times ten are one hundred.

In such environment and conditions is our "Agricultural and Industrial
School" now half way through its first year.

               [[Illustration: PRINCIPAL T. S. INBORDEN.]]

                        PRINCIPAL T. S. INBORDEN.


If the principal of it should tell the story of his life, how he walked
eight miles every day for three months of the year to learn to read and
write; how he worked for 20 cents a day to raise enough money to get away
from his limitations for an education; how he became bell-boy at a hotel
until he earned enough to buy a grammar, an arithmetic, and a dictionary;
how he found himself at last at Fisk University with $1.25 with which to
continue his studies for eight years before he could graduate; how he
worked his patient way along teaching in vacation, pulling himself up hand
over hand, it would pay one to stay over a day for it. There were only a
few times during the eight years in Fisk when he had money enough to stamp
a half dozen letters at once. This story, however, differs only in its
incidents from that of other students at all of our colleges. The story of
their struggles is the story of their strength.

  "Shock and strain and struggle are
  Friendlier than the smiling days."

All of the teachers at Enfield are graduates of Fisk University, and they
each have their own story how heavy-weighted with poverty, they kept
"inching along" with a resolute faith that had divinity in it. Are they
not the very ones to help upward the poor boys and girls about them who,
until this year of grace, never had one chance in life, and never dreamed
of one? We will keep our eyes on the school at Enfield.

            [[Illustration: YOUNG MEN’S HALL, ENFIELD, N.C.]]

                     YOUNG MEN’S HALL, ENFIELD, N.C.


Next accompany me to Beaufort, N. C.. It is a place to visit. After we
have gone as far as the land holds out, we set sail for a queer little
town as far into the sea as it could get; but when once we have arrived
there we are repaid for any temporary discomfort on the waters. We find at
Beaufort, "Washburn Seminary" with its excellent industrial plant--a
school of much merit--and a church that gives us who are watching and
caring for churches through their weaknesses and doubtful times, much
encouragement. A few years ago it was a question if the church would
survive. Now it lives and stands for not a little and has strength of its
own. Here, at the time of our visit, a young man, whose only educational
privileges had been those of "Washburn Seminary," preached his first
sermon to a congregation which crowded the church. It was a most
creditable discourse in method, matter, and manner. The best of it is
that, among those who have always known him, there is the common testimony
that the young preacher lives his faith. Such incidents as this are not
singular in the history of our schools and churches, but they are
significant. They represent the evolution that is going on.

Of our visits at Wilmington, Greenwood, Athens and Marietta, Atlanta and
Anniston, we make no record.

We will come to Talladega. President DeForest, with his hearty grip and
whole-souled voice, gave me good welcome to Talladega. We were in old
times classmates and friends at Yale, when we called ourselves boys. "You
must not stop in the Hall this time, but come to my home and we will talk
over what Talladega is doing and what we ought to do," he insisted.
Precious days were those, as I now recall them, with this scholarly man,
so instinct with faith, so earnest and hopeful in his work, so happy in
his family, and so full of plans for the time to come. We talked together
of the interests of the institution which, within seventeen years, he had
led on from a normal school to a college. Together we went through the
various classrooms and heard the recitations; the mathematics cultivating
the reasoning powers, the geography giving correct views of the world, the
history widening the vision of it, the astronomy unfolding God’s love of
order and truth. We heard together the lessons in language, in ethics, in
mental philosophy, and saw the students taking on strength and character,
whom he had watched from grade to grade, from year to year. Not only in
the theological department, where students were intent upon their calling,
but in the farm work, in the industrial classes, everywhere, and on
everything, was the stamp of earnest Christianity. So, through president
and teachers, the highest ideals had been constantly held before the
students. It was inspiration to me to meet once more the devoted teachers
of the College, and the students, greedy for knowledge and willing to work
for it, on the farm, in the industries, and in whatever way they could
earn enough to help themselves through the year. When the time came for
the "Goodbye," with the hearty invitation "come again," he did not know,
nor I, that before a month should pass I should "come again" to look my
farewell upon my silent friend who could no more welcome me. He had no
word for me but I heard a word, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord,
for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Surely
the works of this man of God will follow him. The slow procession on that
funeral day moved out of sight, and the next day the usual College work
went on, but the days for Talladega have been sad.

I would that I might extend the invitation to continue and visit a score
of places with schools and churches on this journey, each of which gave to
me its own suggestions. There is the unique and fruitful school at Cotton
Valley, with its record of transformations; there are Selma and Tougaloo,
Jackson, New Orleans, Mobile, Thomasville, Albany, Marshallville,
Andersonville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Knoxville, Jonesboro, and
others, where schools and churches, hand in hand, are saving the needy
peoples. I can only say that as I visited these and other places I was
constantly cheered both by the fidelity of the workers and by the
efficiency of their work. The story of these workers together with God
will never be fully told.

In many places I found deepest poverty. The greatest luxury of the poor
people is the "schooling" of their children. Parents will go hungry for
this. Many of the children trudged along barefooted for miles when ice was
on the pools by the roadside. I found, as I have before, churches and
schools leavening their communities with more intelligent manhood and
womanhood, with better homes, with wiser industries and economies, with
stronger and truer characters. Many times I said: "If the good people who
have ordained and sustained this work until now could only see it and know
it as it actually is, our distressing debt would vanish within half a
year. Our Jubilee would come, and we should ’arise and shine and give God
the glory.’"



A Home Mission Work Little Understood.


Secretary Frank P. Woodbury.

Those who have visited only the cities and towns of the South have not
seen the black South. In the six Southern states containing what has been
called the Black Belt there are four millions of negro people. Less than
half a million of these live in the cities, towns, and villages, while
more than three millions and a half of them dwell on the plantations of
the country. Mr. Bryce in his work on America has called attention to the
enormous difference between the colored churches of the cities and those
of the poor negro districts, in some of which not merely have the old
superstitions been retained but there has been a marked relapse into the
Obeah rites and serpent worship of African heathenism. The rank
superstitions, the beliefs in necromancy and witchcraft, the wild orgies
of excitement, the utter divorce between the moral virtues and what is
called religion, which obtain among the millions of the plantation negroes
of the South, are but little understood. By one who knows it, the Black
Belt has been called the great Dismal Swamp, the vast black malarial
slough of the American republic.

Gladstone has frequently emphasized an ancient saying, "The corruption of
the best thing is the very worst thing." This is emphatically true of much
which has been called Christianity in the plantation churches of the
South. The testimony which comes to us of the moral and religious
condition of many communities in the Black Belt, is startling. One negro
witness who has been in direct association for many years with ministers
in this part of the South, says, "three-fourths of those who are now
acting as preachers in all this region, are absolutely unfit to preach the
gospel. It is rare that one can find in the country districts where the
masses of the people dwell, a minister who is both intelligent and morally
upright."

It is not long since the "Wilderness-Worshiper" excitement swept through a
region of the South like a prairie fire. The excitement of expectancy for
the immediate coming of Christ added fire to the hearts of the people.
Hugh pyres of pine logs were rolled together and lit into flame as the
darkness of night came on. These great fires were to light the way for the
Saviour when He should come. Men rolled their bodies through the forests
in a kind of pagan ecstasy of self-sacrifice to meet Him. So credulous are
the negroes of the Black Belt, says a resident white lawyer, that if a
fellow with a wig of long hair and a glib tongue should appear among them
and say he is the Christ, inside of a week the turmoil of the
Wilderness-Worship would be outdone.

Now, a great awakening is beginning among these dark masses of people. Dr.
Curry has well said: "Freedom itself is educatory. The energy of
representative institutions is a valuable school-master. To control one’s
labor, to enjoy the earnings of it, to make contracts freely, to have the
right of locomotion, and change of residence and business, have a helpful
influence on mankind." Many of these people are calling for better
preachers; preachers who are earnest and virtuous men and know their
Bibles. "We used to listen," said a negro man at a recent meeting, "to
these whooping and hollering preachers who snort so you could hear them
over three hundred yards, and we would come home and say, ’That’s the
greatest sermon I ever heard.’ But now we want men who can teach us
something." "Our preachers are not what they ought to be," said one woman.
"We have got too many gripsack preachers--men who go around from church to
church with a gripsack, not full of sermons, but of bottles of whisky,
which they sell to the members of their congregation." Great masses of
negro people are beginning to feel that what they have called religion is
not really religion at all.

It must be remembered that every man or woman of these millions who has
reached middle life was born a slave. The great bulk of the population
have been brought up practically in the environment of a servile life.
While there was much that was tender and pathetic and strong in the mute
faith with which thousands of them lived through the dark trials of
slavery, looking unto Christ as their deliverer, still the superstitions
and degradations of slavery, its breaking of all home ties and life, could
but infect the current religion of the black people. At its best, in
multitudes of cases, it is but a form of physical and sensational
excitement. The deep work of regenerating the soul and the life, which is
the vital need of these people, is not done; it is not even attempted in
the vast majority of the negro churches of the Black Belt. "The problem of
the Kanaka in my native Hawaiian Islands," General Armstrong once said to
me, "is one with that of the Southern negro. The Sandwich Islander,
converted, was not yet rebuilt in the forces of his manhood." On the side
of his moral nature, where he is weakest, the black man of the South has
still to be girded and energized. In him are still the tendencies of his
hereditary paganism, the vices of his slavehood. These will sink him
unless his whole nature is regenerated by the ministration of a pure and
vital Christianity.

The black man needs what every human being needs, help from above. It is
futile to say, he is free, let him alone. Mere freedom never yet saved a
human soul. The gospel of Christ is not a mere declaration of freedom; it
is regeneration and help from above. The more deeply a race is sinking in
degradation and sin, the more imperative is its call for saving power from
on high.

From what element of our population is this cry of distress and need more
agonizing than from the poor black man of the South? He is sinking in a
quicksand of ignorance, poverty, and vice. There is nothing beneath to
support his feet. He must go down unless he can get help from above. Those
who are nearest to him, and can see and feel most deeply his desperate
condition, plead most strongly in his behalf. "The definition is very
clear, sharp, and simple," says an honored white minister of the South,
"that the negroes are making a tremendous struggle to get an education and
be religious; but despite this struggle, the bottom strata of the race are
being sucked into crime and ruin with unprecedented and increasing
rapidity. But, wherever the efforts of white Christians to aid them are
regular, steady, and strong, this destruction and debasement are stayed to
a marvelous degree. Here, then, are conditions that seem to leave no room
for either neglect or delay, so far as we are concerned. Delay is sin to
us, and death to them."

Another minister of the South, whose services for the black man as well as
the white man, have been those of a philanthropist, has said, "In our
extremity we look to wise and just people in the Northern states to help
us, to help both races; without Northern coöperation things will go from
bad to worse." Yet the old hard word is still uttered by many and thought
by many more, "The negro is free, leave him to himself. We have done
enough for him in taking off his slave chains." Are we then to expect from
him more than we do from the white element of our American populations,
native or foreign? Do we refuse them the gospel of home missions, and
demand from them self-extrication from sin and its degradations?

Our churches have not yet awakened to the vastness and promise of the home
mission fields which they have put in charge of the American Missionary
Association. They have not yet recognized the peculiar fitness of our
free-church system for the people who have so lately come into personal
freedom that the very word is indescribably precious to them. This
Association ought now to have not only the means for a more ample support
of its educational service, but also for the broadening of its distinctive
church missions. The day has come for the planting of free Congregational
churches among the shadowed millions of the South.

In the upbuilding of their minds and hearts, our fundamental work of
Christian education has been developed into remarkable fruitage, and is
steadily doing this imperative and successful service. This education has
been broad enough to make intellectual and moral leaders. It has not been
confined to those who can become only manual laborers. With prominent
emphasis upon industrial training, as is evinced by the farms and gardens
and workshops of our institutions all through the South, we have not shut
the door against the higher training.

The Association has never given in to what may be termed the Southern
theory of negro education, its confinement to the manual handicrafts, and
the rudiments of primary school instruction. Nothing is more popular in
the South than the practical limitation of educational opportunities for
the negro people to the lines of manual training and the reserve of all
the possibilities of a higher education to the white, dominant race. A
prominent Southern journalist has expressed this view in the following
terms: "A little education is all the negro needs. Let him learn the
rudiments--to read, and to write, and to cipher, and be made to mix that
knowledge with some useful labor. His only resource is manual labor." But
one of the foremost colored men in the South has well said: "There is no
defence or security for any, except in the highest intelligence and
development of all. If anywhere there are efforts tending to curtail the
fullest growth of the negro, let these efforts be turned into stimulating,
encouraging, and making him the most useful and intelligent citizen."

The American Missionary Association, in addition to its general and
industrial school training, has opened the doors of a higher education to
all who seek to enter in. The fruition of this opportunity now appears at
the very juncture when a call is coming from among the millions of the
back country for free churches, pure churches, churches which emphasize
virtue and intelligence. Our great schools are bringing to us young men
and young women thoroughly fitted to go preaching and teaching among these
millions. But how shall they go, except they be sent?



Talladega College, Ala.


THE INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT.
AGRICULTURE.

Edgar A Bishop, B.S., Superintendent.

The work in the Agricultural Department the past year has been the most
satisfactory of any in its history. The young men of the Junior
Preparatory and Normal classes with several special students have taken
the classroom work, using Gulley’s "First Lessons in Agriculture" as a
textbook. Among the topics considered are the following:

Origin, formation, and composition of soil. Composition of the plant. How
plants feed and grow. Fertilization of the seed, and improvement of
variety. Plant food in the soil and how developed. Preparing land for the
crop. Cultivation of crop. Principles of drainage and irrigation. Manures
and commercial fertilizers. Rotation of crops. Special diversified
farming. Farm economy. Food and manure value of crops. How to propagate
plants--pruning, grafting, budding, etc. Stock breeding: feeding and care;
how to select for special purposes, detect unsoundness, determine age,
etc.

The classroom work has been reënforced by practical talks and
illustrations at the barns and in the field.

Thirty-five boys have had employment in the department this year. Six of
these have worked by the month to accumulate a credit with which to enter
the day school next year, meanwhile attending our night school. The others
work after school hours and on Saturdays, and are paid by the hour at
varying rates.

The work on the farm has been largely the production of those crops needed
for consumption in the institution, the support of animals for work, beef,
milk, pork, etc.

The general improvement of the land and the increase in the value of the
property have been kept constantly in view. Our fields are becoming more
fertile, and better crops are being raised every year.

An orchard of several hundred trees, consisting of pears, plums, peaches,
and cherries, has been set out. Other varieties have been added, also
quinces, mulberries, figs, and grapes. This year one each of the Japanese
walnut, giant chestnut, and paper shell pecan are being started; also half
a dozen varieties of the raspberry, some currants, rhubarb and garden
plants, with a view to propagate those that prove valuable. Twenty of the
standard varieties of strawberries have been grown. Grasses and forage
plants have also received their share of attention. One-half acre is being
devoted to a trial of three Japanese millets in comparison with our German
or golden millet. Several varieties of corn and sorghum have been grown
and their characteristics carefully noted.

Inquiries are often received from persons in this and other States
regarding certain crops and methods of stock feeding. A creditable
beginning has been made in rearing live stock, and it is our purpose to
extend this branch of the work. To introduce some of the improved breeds
best adapted to this section early occupied our attention, and we have met
with encouragement beyond our expectation. Hundreds of pigs of good
breeding have been sold all through the State to form the nucleus of
better herds. Our herd of cattle is headed by a thoroughbred Jersey and
contains several registered and many high-grade animals. It is increasing
in quality and value each year.

Besides the work already mentioned, an annual farmers’ convention is held
at the college, while meetings in some of the beats of the county have
been held during the year. Much enthusiasm has been raised, and a
determination evinced by many for better homes, better schools, stock,
crops, etc. Widespread and systematic work along this line is planned for
the ensuing year. In this way not only is the Agricultural Department
striving to be a help to the people by practicing and advocating better
methods of farming and living, but the College is becoming more widely and
favorably known among all classes of people.



Cooking.


Miss Ruth K. Kingsley, Teacher.

One of the most important arts, though often neglected, is that of
cookery. The kitchen is so necessary a part of the boarding school and of
the home that its equipment and regulations should be such as to make the
work therein both easy and successful.

Through the kindness of friends we have been able to purchase an excellent
range and many of the improved cooking utensils now in use. Our girls
enjoy working with these modern appliances, and they are taught the
necessity of having appropriate places for them in the drawers and
cupboards with which the room is supplied.  One of the first requirements
is--a tidy kitchen.

We have given attention to the preparation of the dishes found on the bill
of fare of the average family, and have made much of healthful and proper
methods of cooking. We do not propose to make professional cooks, but we
hope that our girls will acquire skill sufficient to do all that is
necessary in plain and wholesome family living. The class has been
stimulated in its endeavor by the fact that the product of their daily
work has found its way to the dining-tables of the boarding hall.



The Laundry.


The building in which the laundry work is done was erected by
student-labor under the supervision of the Mechanical Superintendent. The
washing and ironing are performed in the main by our night-school girls,
who are looking forward to attendance upon the day school from current
earnings. Here also the day-school occupants of the girls’ dormitory do
their own laundering, or assist after their daily recitations in the
general work of the college.



Nursing.


Miss A.B. Chalfant, Teacher.

The course of instruction is designed to extend through two years, the
first being devoted to the sick room--care of the bed; moving and bathing
the patient; different kinds of food for the invalid, with its
preparation; making and application of poultices; rubbing, and the
administration of simple remedies.

In the second year more attention is given to the symptoms and the
diagnosis of disease, with something of its treatment; and the proper
course in emergencies, as in cases of burns, wounds, loss of blood,
sun-strokes, drowning, and poisoning.

The pupils have been chiefly from the Normal grade, though some who are
outside of the college family have been glad to avail themselves of the
opportunity to enter the class, and they have proved apt and faithful
students. Early in the beginning of this school year the instructor
offered to organize a class among the young men, and to meet them at an
hour not to conflict with other studies. Six persons responded and a high
degree of interest has been manifested.

The value of this department is increasingly manifest, not only in the
varied service rendered by the nurse teacher, but in the assistance given
by pupils of both dormitories at the bedside of the sick, by mothers in
the neighborhood who have been in the classes, and by the prophecy of
better things for many homes where the influence of this work is felt.



Printing.


The college has maintained a printing office with but few interruptions
since 1877.

A number of the young men were put through a course of training by one of
the officers of the institution, and for some time the printing has been
in the hands of those thus instructed, and with but little supervision.
The department has done a large share of our job work, and during the
school year has issued a monthly paper called the _Talladega College
Record_.



Sewing.


Miss A.B. Chalfant, Teacher.

While it is believed that all industrial training develops both mind and
body, yet special attention is given to the work among the girls, that it
shall be in the line of improving their future homes. With this object in
view, sewing is by no means an unimportant factor. It holds an important
place in the curriculum of this school. Beginning in the third grade it
extends through the seventh. Over two hundred pupils have received
instruction this year.

In the lower classes, felling, hemming, and making of button holes are
taught; in the intermediate, cutting and making plain garments; in the
higher grade the girls cut and make dresses. Instruction is given in
making garments from old clothes and also in mending--two important
accomplishments in most homes.

Some of the girls are able during the school year, but especially in
vacation, to earn enough by their sewing to materially aid themselves in
meeting their school expenses. Considerable sewing is done for the
institution, such as making bedding and work aprons, hemming towels and
table linen. Custom work is attempted to some extent also, and by this
means sufficient income has been derived not only to keep the Department
stocked with material, but also to supply it with appropriate furniture
for preserving the work of the pupils and displaying the finished product.



Woodworking and Drafting.


George Williamson, Instructor.

The best method of Industrial Education is to keep the technical idea
preëminently in view, and to teach, first, those principles which will be
of real and practical use in an industrial life or profession. It is
evident that the great mass of the people must be industrial workers in
some form; and to teach them those principles of construction and drawing
which govern all the mechanical trades is to give them preparation for a
useful and successful life.

We want to teach them how to express intelligently by means of drawing
their own ideas or the ideas of others, and then to embody them in
permanent and useful construction; so that at least they may have the
start and impetus toward something better than a life of blind mechanical
drudgery.

The extent to which we can do this is limited by our time and opportunity.
At present our instruction in the Slater shop is confined to woodworking
and mechanical drafting. We have a course of lessons in woodworking for
the boys, of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, illustrating
progressively the common principles of construction in wood, and designed
to develop familiarity with and dexterity in the use of tools. In each
lesson the student receives a blue-print to work from; so that he learns
to measure by scale, and interpret a draft. At the same time he is shown a
perfect model to give him an ideal of good workmanship in the finished
product. He is not allowed to use the model as a working copy, because
that would counteract the influence of the drawing. The course is designed
to teach progressively the common principles of good construction, each
principle being repeated in different exercises so as to show its varied
application.

As far as possible we have a fourfold purpose in each exercise, viz.: To
illustrate a principle of construction; to develop a knowledge of tools
and skill in their use; to teach the use of working drawings and scales;
to sustain the interest of the pupil.

Of course there are a number of other indirect results attained at the
same time in the general development of the faculties, and the training in
habits of accuracy, patient perseverance, neatness, and order.

The drawing classes are designed to carry on farther the same idea of the
primary importance of technical knowledge and skill. We have but one year
of compulsory work for the boys of the ninth grade--which provides a
thorough course in plane, geometric scale, and pattern drawing from the
same text-book that is used in the government science and art schools of
Great Britain. Our plan provides another year’s work in drawing for the
purpose of teaching the principles and details of building construction,
and the art of drawing plans, elevations, sections, etc. The improvement
of the students in the drawing class is most marked and encouraging, and
their interest well sustained. They are strongly impressed with the
necessity and importance of absolute accuracy and truthfulness in their
work.

The classes in woodworking have about two hours per week--the first year
drawing, five hours per week; the second year two hours per week. We have
but one teacher in woodworking, and our work is limited in extent, but we
are trying to do one thing well and systematically, and the results are
most encouraging.



Revivals.



Lincoln Academy, All Healing, N.C.


By Rev. James Wharton.

I wish to say a word about Lincoln Academy as I found it. For several
weeks they had been expecting me to go and hold evangelistic services for
the students, whom I was glad to meet, and, I may say, a finer and more
promising set of young people I have seldom met during the past twenty
years of my work in the South. They are to be the fathers and mothers of
the next generation, and will be just what we make them. They were all in
good condition and prepared to enter upon the work of the Lord under the
leadership of the principal, Miss Cathcart, and the teachers, who are all
deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of each one under their care,
and time after time one and another were taken to their rooms apart and
pleaded with at the throne of grace, and I need not say that their efforts
were signally blessed of God, for during the past week twenty-eight
students have professed faith in Christ and are now living new lives.

Every one around this neighborhood speaks in the highest terms of praise
of the school and the good which is being done. A lady said to me the
other day it was easy to recognize "Lincoln Academy" students for their
good behavior and their manners. What a blessing to have such faithful
helpers to lead them. As a result we need not wonder that parents
sometimes send spoiled and wayward children for training, while others,
knowing of the good influence brought to bear upon the children, deny
themselves in every possible way that they may send their sons and
daughters that they may be fitted for future life in the world which they
have soon to face.



A GRACIOUS REVIVAL.--Rev. Mr. Wharton, writes from Atlanta, Ga.: "The Lord
has graciously blessed His work here, and the Gospel is still the power of
God unto salvation. I have held services at Storrs School, Atlanta
University, and the First Congregational Church, and during the last
twelve days over 200 have been converted. Some of the most prominent
colored citizens of this city and some of the most promising students of
Storrs and also of the University have been reached and have decided for
Christ, the future teachers and fathers and mothers of the next
generation, who will come to the front, maybe, when we are silent in the
grave. The beauty of this work is, it does not stop with the converts, but
dark homes and hearts are going to be reached, superstition is going to
give place to sound doctrine, and the whole country be benefited by such a
revival. Parents are rejoicing on every hand over sons and daughters and
also friends being converted. Truly ’God has done great things for us
whereof we are glad.’ I go next to Selma, Ala., for Sunday. I would be
thankful of your prayers for Selma."

GOOD RESULTS OF NOON PRAYER-MEETINGS.--A teacher from Helena, Ark.,
writes: "We suggested to the Christians among our pupils that they meet in
the chapel at noon recess each day for a prayer meeting, in the hope of
bringing the unconverted members of our school to Christ. The suggestion
was carried out by them and the blessing came abundantly. The result of
these meetings has been the conversion of 25 of the 28 of our pupils who
were not Christians. I have learned one lesson, that we must prepare for
the outpouring of the spirit, and then expect great things."

FROM TENNESSEE.--Home again. Shall we all meet again? O, must some parts
of the work be dropped and other parts be crippled by the debt? This will
not be so if all our members are like the little Tallmadge girl. Only five
years old, lame and with suffering nerves she has earned a dollar this
year by washing dishes, and gives it to our school. So a little child may
teach us self-denial and devotion. God speed His work and bless our
efforts.

ATLANTA, GA.--"We send you $1 as an offering of the Junior Society of
Christian Endeavor of Storrs School. It is an offering of love and
gratitude. The Little Sunshine Committee of the society were very active
in gathering this. It is their second missionary effort, their first being
for the Indians at Fort Berthold."



OBITUARY.



HON. SEYMOUR STRAIGHT.


In the death of Mr. Straight the American Missionary Association and the
colored people of the South lose a firm and helpful friend. Mr. Straight
passed away on February 21, 1896, in the 81st year of his age. When the
Association in 1869 planted a school for the higher education of the
Negroes in New Orleans, La., it found there a few persons of Northern
birth, but who had long resided in that city, and were men of established
character and of large influence, who took interest in the proposed
institution and gave it their encouragement and support. Among these
persons the Hon. Seymour Straight was most conspicuous for his deep
interest in the project, for his useful service on the Board of Trustees
and for his large gift at the outset--in view of all which the institution
took his name.

Under Gen. Sheridan’s laudable desire for good government in the city of
New Orleans, Mr. Straight was made a member of the City Council. In 1868
he was appointed by the Chamber of Commerce as a member of a committee in
regard to improvements in the cities of the State. In 1872 he was
appointed a member of the International Penitentiary Congress, to assemble
in London, Eng., which appointment, however, he was unable to accept. He
received other marks of the esteem in which he was held by his
fellow-citizens. In 1869, at the incorporation of the Straight University,
he was appointed President of its Board of Trustees, which position he
held till the time of his death. A good man has gone and his works do
follow him.



MISS EVELYN E. STARR.


Our school at Greenwood, S. C., mourns the loss of one of its teachers,
who, though she had been but a few months in connection with the school,
had endeared herself to both teachers and pupils. Miss Evelyn E. Starr
departed this life February 6, 1896. The principal of the school writes:
"She came to the work with a sincere love for it, was intensely in
earnest, and devoutly Christian."



BUREAU OF WOMAN’S WORK.


Miss D. E. Emerson, Secretary.



COLORED WOMEN’S WORK.


We often speak of the influence of the schools and churches of the
American Missionary Association, but perhaps it is not realized how marked
this is in the growth of a missionary spirit among the people. To
illustrate this we call attention to reports of a few of the Women’s
Missionary Societies among the colored people.

The Woman’s Union of Alabama reports as having raised by its auxiliaries
$259.41, and the spirit of the auxiliaries is manifested in the following
items:

Anniston.--A society of girls of the church, ranging in age from five to
fifteen years. The object is to increase an interest in mission work. The
monthly fee is one cent. We hope to be able to do much more this year than
we did last.

Jenifer.--The chief object with the Jenifer Union is Africa. The meetings
are held twice each month. Mothers’ meetings are held every Friday, where
fervent prayers are offered for all missionaries. Then a few minutes we
spend in special prayer for Misses Fearing and Thomas, and Mr. and Mrs.
Sheppard, colored missionaries in Africa.

Montgomery.--Our Union meets every Monday. We make articles for sale. The
money obtained in this way is used in helping any good cause. We have sent
five dollars to the American Missionary Association for work among the
Indians.

Talladega.--We study the various mission fields, home and foreign. We have
a Dorcas meeting when we make and repair articles of clothing. The third
meeting of the month is the Mothers’ meeting, where prayers are offered
for many households. We have expended during the year $13.60 for work at
home, $32.44 for American Missionary Association Indian work, $40.50 for
foreign missions.

The auxiliaries of Union of the Tennessee Association report as follows:

Chattanooga.--The visiting and prayer-meeting committee have been
unusually active. All classes of the sick and needy have been visited and
comforted, and consolation and financial aid carried to many homes. Amount
raised for the year, $67.24.

Memphis.--Our Union meets monthly, and usually discusses two or three
subjects on mission work. Our missionary cow is well, and its owner,
Sister Rachel, furnishes good milk and butter to the sick free of charge,
and will walk two miles to sell five cents’ worth for the benefit of the
Union. Amount raised during the year, $63.11.

Nashville, Howard Church.--Our women are united in all lines of church,
mission and industrial work. We are gradually growing in membership and
enthusiasm. Our small contributions are no indication of the interest and
labor shown. Amount raised for the year, $37.10.

Nashville, Jackson Street Church.--Our Union numbers about twenty members.
We have been blessed during the hard times in our effort to do church and
mission work. Receipts for the year, $50.10.

Louisville, Ky.--The outlook is bright for a steady progress in the
uplifting of humanity. Amount raised for the year, $21.

Little Rock, Ark.--Our Society has been acting in the double capacity of
church aid and missionary society. We have recently organized a Church Aid
Society in order that we may give the attention of our Union to mission
work proper at home and abroad.

North Carolina.--The President reports a most cheering advance in interest
and contributions, $223 having been raised by the women of the Union
during the year. This was done by very poor and hard working women. While
most of the money was spent for aid in their churches and to the sick and
needy about them, some of it was sent to the treasury of the Missionary
Board.

A few words from Mrs. Ella Sheppard Moore, president of the Tennessee
Association, tell the whole story. These once unhappy and largely idle
women in practical Christian effort are now employed in Christ’s name,
intelligently, radiant in the joy of His salvation.



WORK AT McLEANSVILLE, N. C.


MRS. S. S. SEVIER.

McLeansville is not a great city like New York or Chicago, where
everything seems to be in a rush, and everybody is wrapt up in business;
neither is it a great railroad center; but merely a "little flag-station."
The majority of the people here, both white and colored, earn their living
chiefly by farming.

Even though McLeansville is a humble little place, we have a very pleasant
work here, sustained mainly by the American Missionary Association. At the
close of the year 1894 our church building was very small, indeed; could
not hold more than sixty or seventy persons. A "Woman’s Missionary Union"
was organized last August. The first work this Union wished to do was to
take steps toward enlarging our church. We accordingly planned to hold a
fair to raise money for this purpose. The fair consisted mainly of
clothing and fancy articles made by members of the Union. Some cloth was
contributed for this purpose by Northern friends. The Union felt much
encouraged over the result, which was $50. This amount, with an especial
tax upon the members of the church, has enabled us to make a very great
improvement upon our church. It is now almost twice as large as it was at
the end of last year.

We feel that our year’s labor thus far has been greatly blessed. We also
feel that our little mission is a worthy work. The people seem to fully
appreciate church and educational privileges.



RECEIPTS FOR FEBRUARY, 1896.


_THE DANIEL HAND FUND_

_For the Education of Colored People._

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

                            CURRENT RECEIPTS.

         *MAINE*, $292.99.
Auburn. High St. Cong.       $30.00
Ch.
Auburn. Bbl. C. _for
Andersonville, Ga._
Augusta. "A Friend"           30.00
Blanchard. Jacob               5.00
Blanchard
Brewer. Y.P.S.C.E. Cong.
Ch., Box Christmas Goods,
_for McIntosh, Ga._
Bridgton. "T"                 75.00
Castine. Mrs. C. M.            2.00
Cushman, _for Freight, to
McIntosh, Ga._
Cumberland Center.             2.00
Helping Hand Soc., _for
Student Aid, McIntosh,
Ga._
Dennysville. Sab. Sch.         5.00
Cong. Ch.
Eliot. Cong. Ch., Lincoln      3.26
Mem. Day Off.
Garland. Cong. Ch. and         7.00
Soc., 5, and C.E. Soc.,
2, Jubilee Off.
Harrison, Cong. Ch.            2.65
Limington. Cong. Ch.          14.00
Machias. Center St. Cong.      4.22
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Machias. ----, Bbl. C.
_for Andersonville, Ga._
North Bridgton. Sab. Sch.      4.25
Cong. Ch., _for Student
Aid, Talladega C._
North Bridgton. Cong. Ch.      4.00
North Gorham. Cong. Ch.,
Bbl. C. _for Wilmington,
N. C._
Portland. Sab. Sch.           20.00
Second Parish, Lincoln
Mem. Day Off.
Portland. Williston Cong.
Ch., C. E. Soc., Box and
Bbl. Christmas Goods for
_Lexington, Ky._
Salsbury Cove. Mrs. M.         1.00
Rich, _for McIntosh, Ga._
Sanford Mills. Geo.            5.00
Goodell, _for Wilmington,
N. C._
Searsport. First Cong.        14.21
Ch.
Skowhegan. Island Av.         24.32
Cong. Ch.
South Berwick. Ladies of       1.25
Cong. Ch., _for Freight
to Blowing Rock, N. C._
South Berwick. ----, Bbl.
C. _for Andersonville,
Ga._
South Penobscot. Bapt.         1.00
Ch., Bbl. C., Freight, 1,
_for McIntosh, Ga._
South West Harbor. King’s
Daughters, Bbl. C. _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Topsham. ----, Bbl. C.
_for Andersonville, Ga._
Westbrook. Cong. Ch.          14.18
Westbrook. King’s D.,
Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Wilton. Sab. Sch. Cong.       11.12
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Whitneyville. Cong. Ch.,       4.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Woodfords. L. M. S.            8.53
(Thank offering), 5; Sab.
Sch. Cong. Ch. in part,
3.53
Woodfords. Bbl. C. _for
Andersonville, Ga._

RECEIVED AT SKYLAND INST., BLOWING ROCK, N. C.
Acton. Cong. Soc., Bbl. C.
Auburn. ----, Bbl. C.
Harpswell Center. Cong. Soc., Bbl C.
Island Falls. Cong. Soc., Bbl. C.
Machias. Cong. Ch., Box and Bbl. C.
Skowhegan. Cong. Soc., Bbl. C.

      *NEW HAMPSHIRE*, $1,715.92
Amherst. Sab. Sch. Cong.           6.04
Ch.
Bennington. Cong. Ch.,             7.91
3.56, and C. E. Soc.,
4.35
Berlin Mills. Cong. Ch.           15.22
Derry. Sab. Sch. First            10.00
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Day
Mem. Off.
Epping. "A Friend for the         40.00
Debt," in Memory of Rev.
J. H. Stearns, D.D.
Epping. "Two Friends,"            10.00
Cong. Ch.
Exeter. First Cong. Ch.          133.08
Francestown. M. C.                  .50
Willard
Gilmanton. Sab. Sch.               2.43
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Off.
Hillsboro Bridge. Sab.             2.91
Sch. Cong. Ch., Lincoln
Mem. Day Off.
Jaffrey. Ladies, First             1.50
Cong. Ch., _for Freight
to Joppa, Ala._
Laconia. Mrs. H. F.                3.83
Smith, _for Saluda, N.
C._
Manchester. First Cong.           41.40
Ch. and Soc.
Milford. Pilgrim Ch., Jr.          1.00
Y. P. S. C. E., _for
Indian M._
Milton. Cong. Ch.                  7.25
Nashua. Y. P. S. C. E. of         10.00
First Cong. Ch.
North Hampton. Cong. Ch.          22.50
Pembroke. Sab. Sch. Cong.         14.30
Ch.
Penacook. Sab. Sch. Cong.         10.00
Ch., _for McIntosh, Ga._
Penacook. Y. P. S. C. E.           4.00
Cong. Ch.
Stratham. Cong. Ch. and           11.75
Soc.
Temple. Sab. Sch. Cong.            5.38
Ch.
Wolfborough. Cong. Ch.             4.92
and Soc.

 RECEIVED AT SKYLAND INST., BLOWING ROCK, N. C.
Alstead. Cong. Ch., Bbl.
C.
Acworth. Mrs. W. Neal,
Bbl. C.
Chester. Cong. Soc., Bbl.
C.
Epping. First Cong. Soc.,
Bbl. C.
Hancock. Ladies’ Soc.,
Bbl. C.
                                          -------
                                          $365.92

             *ESTATES.*
New Ipswich. Estate Dea.       50.00
Leavitt Lincoln, by Rev.
Geo. F. Merriam, Trustee
Pembroke. Estate of Mrs.    1,000.00
Sarah C. Fellows, by
Jacob E. Chickering,
Adm’r.
Plaistow. Estate of Mary      300.00
S. Kelly, by Louis G.
Hoyt, Adm’r.
                           ---------
                           $1,715.92

         *VERMONT*, $2,330.21.
Berlin. Cong. Ch.                  20.00
Brattleboro. Mrs. Mary L.          26.00
Hadley
Bridgeport. Mrs. Chapman,           2.50
_for Athens, Ala._
Brownington. S. S.                  7.00
Tinkham
Brownington. Ladies’                1.50
Cong. Ch., Freight to
McIntosh, Ga.
Burlington. Mrs. W. J.             15.00
Van Patten, _for
Williamsburg Acad., Ky._
Cambridge. Madison                 10.00
Stafford
Charlotte. Cong. Ch.               33.00
East Corinth. Cong. Ch.             8.75
Essex Junction. Oppor’y
Circle, Bbl. C. _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Greensboro. Sab. Sch.               1.55
Cong. Ch.
Florence. "Friends," _for            .87
Freight to McIntosh, Ga._
Manchester. E. J. Kellogg           5.00
Manchester. Y. P. S. C.             5.00
E. of Cong. Ch. _for Knox
Inst., Athens, Ga._
Manchester. W. H. M. S.,            1.65
_for Freight to McIntosh,
Ga._
McIndoes Falls. Cong.
Ch., 2. Bbls. C. _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Morgan. Lucy Little                  .50
Newbury. First Cong. Ch.           26.30
Newbury. Mrs. Anna E.              10.00
Keyes, Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Newport. Woman’s Aux.,              1.15
Freight to McIntosh, Ga.
Pawlet. A. Flower                    .50
Rochester. Mrs. L. E.               5.00
Martin, _for Wilmington,
N. C._
Saint Johnsbury. Jr. C.
E. S. North. Ch., Box C.
_for McIntosh, Ga._
Strafford. Cong. Ch., 10;          16.00
Sab. Sch., 2; Y. P. S. C.
E. (thank off.), _for
Mountain Work_, 4; by
Rev. Henry Cummings
Townshend. Mrs. H. P.                .50
Holbrook
Weston. Mrs. C. W.                  2.00
Sprague
Woman’s Home Missionary
Union of Vt., by Mrs.
Rebecca P. Fairbanks,
Treas., for Woman’s Work:
W. H. M. U.                        25.00
Barton. Children’s                  3.74
Mission Band, _for Indian
Schp._
Chelsea. Ladies’ Benev.            10.00
Soc.
East Fairfield. Jun. C.             5.00
E., _for Indian Schp._
Coventry. Busy Bees, adl.           5.00
East Hardwich. Jun. C.              1.75
E., _for Indian Schp._
Hartland. Jr. C. E., _for           2.00
Indian Schp._
Jericho Center. Sab. Sch.            .90
Milton. W. H. M. S.                 5.00
Norwich. S. S., _for                2.50
Indian Schp._
Rutland. Jr. C. E., _for            5.00
Indian Schp._
Saint Johnsbury. Miss               2.55
Margaret Hazen’s S. S.
Class, _for Indian Schp._
Sherburne, Miss Lena A.             1.00
Round’s S. S. Class, _for
Indian Schp._
Westford. Homeland Aux.             6.00
Westminster.  Mrs. C. W.            5.00
Thompson
---- "A Friend"                    25.00
---- "A Friend"                    25.00
                            ----- 130.44
                                 -------
                                 $330.21

             *ESTATE.*
West Brattleboro. Estate    2,000.00
of Mrs. Elvira Stedman,
by D. B. Stedman, Adm’r.
>                          ---------
                           $2,330.21

      *MASSACHUSETTS*, $8,145.15.
Abington. First Cong.               5.00
Ch., Peter Talbot
Andover. Sab. Sch. West            39.28
Cong Ch., _for Freedmen_
Andover.  Rev. C. C.                3.00
Starbuck, _for Student
Aid, Talladega C._
Amherst. Amherst College          158.83
Ch. (60 of which from
President M. E. Gates to
const. MISS MARY L. SNELL
and MISS SABRA C. SNELL
L. M.’s)
Ashfield. "Taylor Family"           5.00
Athol. Ladies’ Immanuel
Ch., Bbl. C., Freight
paid _for McIntosh, Ga._
Auburndale. Y. P. S. C.            20.00
E. Cong. Ch.
Ballardvale. Union Cong.            6.14
Ch., Y. P. S. C. E.
Berkely. Cong. Ch.                 27.50
Blackstone. Cong. Ch., 7;          10.00
Y. P. S. C. E., 2, and
Jr. Y. P. S. C. E., 1
Blanford. Harriet M.               25.00
Hinsdale, _for Straight
U._
Boston. Park St. Ch., Y.           10.00
P. S. C. E., _for C. E.
Hall, McIntosh, Ga._
Allston. Mrs. R. H. Bird,           5.00
_for Indian M._
Dorchester. Second Cong.           58.00
Ch., Mrs. Wm. Wales, to
const. MISS E. A. WALES
L. M. 30; B. C. Hardwick,
25; "A Friend," Lincoln
Mem. Day Off., 3
Roxbury. Mrs. S. A.                50.00
Dwight, _for Orange Park,
Fla._
Highland Cong. Ch.                 13.50
Highland Cong. Ch., Extra          25.00
Cent-a-day Band
                            ----- 161.50
Boxborough. "A Friend"             20.00
Brockton. Olivet Mem.              16.00
Ch., _for Wilmington, N.
C._
Brockton. "Friends," _for           2.25
Student Aid, Fisk U._
Buckland. "Life Member"             2.00
Cambridgeport. Pilgrim             22.32
Cong. Ch.
Cambridgeport. Wood                 3.00
Memorial Y. P. S. C. E.,
_for Central Ch., New
Orleans, La._
Cambridgeport. ----, Box
C. _for Andersonville,
Ga._
Campello. "Friends," _for          27.00
Student Aid, Fisk U._
Charlemont. Y. P. S. C.            10.00
E., First Cong. Ch., _for
C. E. Hall, McIntosh,
Ga._
Chelesa. Central Cong.             77.15
Ch.
Chester Center. Cong.               4.51
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Chicopee. First Cong. Ch.          11.00
Chicopee Falls. Second             31.30
Cong. Ch.
Dalton. Zenas Crane, 100;         200.00
W. M. Crane, 100, _for
Tougaloo U._
Douglas. Sab. Sch., 1.55;           5.00
Y. P. S. C. E., 1.75; Jr.
S. C. E., _for Evarts,
Ky._, 1.70, Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Dudley. Miss Nichols,               6.00
_for Student Aid,
Meridian, Miss._
Easthampton. C. E. Soc.,            6.25
of Payson Ch.
Erving. L. B. Soc., Y. P.           6.00
S. C. E. and King’s
Daughters of Cong. Ch.
Everett. Mrs. Andrew                4.00
Allen, 4; Mrs. Geo. W.
Fitz, Bbl. C., _for
Enfield, N. C._
Fall River. Y. P. S. C.            25.00
E. of Central Cong. Ch.,
_for Student Aid, Fisk
U._
Fall River. Clinton                 2.00
Remington, _for Indian
M._
Foxboro. Primary S. S.              7.00
Class, _for Moorhead,
Miss._
Framingham. Plymouth               51.21
Cong. Ch.
Gill. Y. P. S. C. E., by           20.00
Jessie S. Moore, Sec.,
_for Central Ch., New
Orleans, La._
Globe Village. Evang.              10.88
Free Ch.
Granville Center. Y. P.             2.50
S. C. E. of Cong. Ch.
Great Barrington. First            12.00
Cong. Ch., Y. P. S. C. E.
Greenfield. Mrs. Dwight            12.00
R. Tyler
Greenwich. Ladies M. S.,            5.00
Bbl. C., Freight, 5, _for
Moorhead, Miss._
Hampden. Ladies’ Soc.               1.60
Cong. Ch., _for Freight
to Greenwood, S. C._
Haverhill. Algernon P.             13.00
Nichols, 10; Mrs. Clark,
3, _for Indian M._
Holyoke. "The Ladies’               5.00
Prayer Circle" of Second
Cong. Ch., _for Student
Aid, Macon, Ga._, bal. to
const. MRS. JOHN HALLE L.
M.
Hyannis. Y. P. S. C. E.             3.00
of Cong. Ch.
Hyde Park. "Friends,"              20.00
_for Student Aid,
Talladega C._
Ipswich. First Parish              11.00
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Lawrence. Sab. Sch.                12.00
Trinity Ch., _for Macon,
Ga._
Leominster. Ortho. Cong.           79.00
Ch.
Littleton. Ortho. Cong.            14.30
Ch.
Lowell. Pawtucket Cong.             2.00
Ch.
Lunenburg. E. C. Ch.,               3.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Lynn. Sab. Sch. Cong.
Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Wilmington, N. C._
Marlboro. Cong. Ch.                15.00
Medfield. Cong. Ch.                11.00
Medford. Mystic Ch., _for            .50
Indian M., Fort Yates, N.
D._
Melrose. Ortho. Cong. Ch.         105.36
Melrose Highlands. Cong.           23.03
Ch.
Methuen. Mission Band,
Box Christmas Gifts _for
Thomasville, Ga._
Middleboro. Thomas P.               1.00
Carleton, for Gospels,
_for Indian M._
Milford. Y. P. S. C. E.             6.15
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Mittineague. Southworth
Paper Co., Box
Stationery, _for
Lexington, Ky._
Newburyport. Powell
Mission Circle, North
Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Enfield, N. C._
Newton. Cong. Ch., Bbl.
C. _for Pleasant Hill,
Tenn._
North Amherst. ----, Bbl.
C. _for King’s Mountain,
N. C._
Northampton. Mrs F. A.             55.00
Clark, 30; H. G. Maynard,
25
North Andover. Cong. Ch.,          17.28
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
North Billerica. Mrs. E.            2.00
R. Gould, _for Gloucester
Sch., Cappahosic, Va._
North Middleboro. Cong.            44.44
Ch.
North Newton. Cong. Ch.             3.00
Norton. Aux. of Woman’s            25.00
Board of Missions, _for
Indian Schp._
Oxford. L. M. Band, by              1.25
Mrs. A. E. F. Childs,
_for Freight to Savannah,
Ga._
Pittsfield. Mrs. H. A.             50.00
Campbell, _for Tougaloo
U._
Pittsfield. Sab. Sch.              17.62
First Cong. Ch., 10;
Second Cong. Ch. and Sab.
Sch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off’s., 7.62
Plymouth. Ch. of the               31.11
Pilgrimage
Reading. Jr. C. E. Soc.            10.00
Cong. Ch., _for Mountain
Work_
Rockland. "Friends," _for           2.00
Student Aid, Fisk U._
Salem. Y. P. S. C. E.              75.00
South Ch., _for Student
Aid, Big Creek Gap,
Tenn._
Salem. Sab. Sch.                   30.00
Tabernacle Ch., Lincoln
Mem. Day Off. to const.
HORACE M. BROWN L. M.
Salem. Sab. Sch.                   25.00
Tabernacle Ch., _for
Central Ch., New Orleans,
La._
Salem. Grandma Pierce, 5,           7.00
_for Teacher_; Primary
Class S. S. South Ch., 2,
_for C. E. Hall,
McIntosh, Ga._
Salem. Miss M. T. Strout,           4.50
_for Wilmington, N.C._
Sharon. Cong. Ch., to              33.42
const. MRS. MARY L.
HIXSON L. M.
Shelburne. Cong. Ch., to           38.50
const. HARDY DAVIS L. M.
Shelburne. Ladies’ Circle           1.25
Cong. Ch., Bbl. C.,
Freight 1.25, _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Sangus. "A King’s                   6.00
Daughter," _for Tougaloo
U._
Somerville. Prospect Hill          82.49
Cong. Ch., to const. A.H.
HINES, WILLIAM BURROUGHS
and W. G. HALLOCK L. M.’s
Somerville. Highland               20.00
Cong. Ch.
Southampton. Sab. Sch.             23.48
Cong. Ch., 22.48; "A
Friend," 1
Southbridge. Mrs. B. U.            20.00
Bugbee, _for Student Aid,
Talladega C._
South Deerfield. Ladies’
Soc. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C.
_for Greenwood, S. C._
South Framingham. Grace           360.16
Cong. Ch. ("100 of which
to reduce the Debt")
South Hadley. Miss Mary            60.00
F. Leach
South Hadley Falls. Cong.          13.11
Ch.
South Weymouth. Mrs. Wm.           25.00
Dyer, _for Student Aid,
A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
Spencer. First Cong. Ch.          194.22
and Soc.
Spencer. S. S. Class, by           10.25
Geo. H. Marsh, _for
Indian Boys_
Springfield. First Cong.           40.00
Ch.
Springfield. Ladies’ M.
S., Bbl. _for Moorhead,
Miss._
Springfield. North Ch.,
Bbl. C. _for Talladega
C._
Stoughton. "A Friend"               1.00
Topsfield. Boys’                   20.00
Missionary Class, 10; Y.
L. M. Circle, 10; _for
Williamsburg Acad., Ky._
Walpole. Sab. Sch. Second           8.09
Ortho. Cong. Ch.
Waltham. Cong. Ch., Jr.             3.00
C. E. Soc.
Ware Center. Ladies’
Cong. Ch., Bbl. Papers,
Freight pd. _for
McIntosh, Ga._
Warren. Y. P. S. C. E.,             4.00
_for Student Aid,
McIntosh, Ga._
Wendell. Cong. Ch.                  1.00
West Boxford. Cong. Ch.
Aid Soc., 20 Bibles _for
Lexington, Ky._
West Groton. Evan.                 30.00
Christian Union Ch., _for
Mountain Work_, and to
const. CLIFFORD E. BIXBY
L. M.
West Hatfield. Ladies’
Aid Soc., Bbl. C. _for
Pleasant Hill, Tenn._
West Hawley. Cong. Ch.              5.20
Westminster. ----                   5.00
West Newburyport. Rev. H.           1.00
V. Moses, _for Straight
U._
West Springfield. First            22.25
Cong. Ch., Jubilee Off.
Williamsburg. Cong. Ch.            40.00
Williamsburg. Mrs. O. P.            5.00
Spellman, _for
Williamsburg Acad., Ky._
Worcester. Summer St.             142.23
Cong. Ch., 60, to const.
EDWARD L. SMITH and
ARTHUR WHIPPLE L. M.’s;
Sab. Sch. Plym. Ch.,
47.26; ----, 30 to const.
REV. RUFUS TAFT L. M.;
Mrs. Sarah K. Goddard, 5
Woman’s Home Missionary
Association of Mass. and
R. I., Miss Annie C.
Bridgman, Treas., _for
Woman’s Work_:
W. H. M. A., _for                 340.00
Salaries of Teachers_
                                --------
                               $3,344.41

             *ESTATES.*
Andover. Estate of Calvin    2,329.19
E. Goodell, by S. H.
Boutwell, Executor
Pittsfield. Estate of        1,228.36
Mrs. Hannah M. Hurd, by
James A. Burbank,
Executor
Walpole. Estate of Mrs.      1,243.19
Mary B. Johnson, by
Frederic Gould, Executor
                            ---------
                            $8,145.15

CLOTHING, BOOKS, ETC., RECEIVED AT BOSTON OFFICE.
Gray, Me. Rev. H. O. Thayer, Bbl. and Box C. _for
Saluda, N.C._
South Berwick, Me. Ladies of Cong. Ch., Bbl. C.
_for Blowing Rock, N. C._
Jaffrey, N. H. Ladies’ First Cong. Ch., Box C.
_for Joppa, Ala._
Ashfield, Mass. Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Marshallville, Ga._

       *RHODE ISLAND*, $57.59.
Little Compton. United           23.29
Cong. Ch. (18.09 of which
for Freedmen)
Providence. Central Cong.        15.00
Ch., 9.70, _for Indian
M., Fort Yates, N. D._;
Edward Moore, 5.30, _for
Indian M._
Providence. Elmwood               3.65
Temple, Y. P. S. C. E.,
2; Y. P. S. C. E., North
Ch., 1.65
Providence. Ladies’
Circle Plymouth Ch., Bbl.
C., etc., _for Knoxville,
Tenn._
River Point. Cong. Ch.,          10.65
_for Student Aid, Grand
View, Tenn._
Thornton. Sab. Sch. Cong.         5.00
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.

       *CONNECTICUT*, $9,683.74.
Ashford. "A Friend"                5.00
Bethlehem. Cong. Ch. L.
B. Soc., Bbl. C. _for
Thomasville, Ga._
Bridgeport. Ladies’ Soc.,
Bbl. C. _for Pleasant
Hill, Tenn._
Bristol. Lena J. Upson,           40.00
_for Tougaloo U._
Chester. Cong. Ch.                16.80
Clinton. Cong. Ch.                 5.91
Cromwell. Cong. Ch.               91.80
Danbury. "Little                   3.00
Workers," _for Central
Church, New Orleans, La._
Darien. Sab. Sch. Cong.            6.46
Ch., _for Mountain Work_
Deep River. Cong. Ch.             16.02
East Hampton. Mrs. S.             30.00
Skinner and Others, _for
Theo. Dept. Talladega C._
East Hartford. Alice               2.07
Worth’s S. S. Class, _for
Central Ch., New Orleans,
La._
East Windsor Hill.                 3.00
"Friends," _for Student
Aid, Fisk U._
Falls Village. Cong. Ch.           3.00
Farmington. First Cong.          155.50
Ch.
Farmington. Y. P. S. C.           16.61
E., Jubilee Off., by Miss
Mary J. Hart
Glastonbury. J. B.               100.00
Williams, _for Touglaloo
U._
Goshen. Elisabeth Wadhams          5.00
Guilford. Cong. Ch. and
C. E. Soc., one and
one-half Bbls. C. and
Table Linen _for Storrs
Sch., Atlanta, Ga._
Hadlyme. J. W.                    60.00
Hungerford, 50; R.E.
Hungerford, 10
Hartford. Second Ch. of          150.00
Christ, 100; Asylum Hill
Cong. Ch., "A Friend," 50
Hartford. Ladies’ B.
Class, Bbl. C. _for
Wilmington, N.C._
Hebron. Y. P. S. C. E. of         17.00
Cong. Ch.
Hebron. Y. P. S. C. E. by          5.00
Mrs. G. A. Little, _for
Grand View, Tenn._
Hebron. Cong. Ch., L. B.
Soc., Bbl. C. _for
Thomasville, Ga._
Ivoryton. Mrs. E.A.              100.00
Northrop, _for Tougaloo
U._
Kent. Y.P.S.C.E., Cong.            8.40
Ch.
Killingly. Y.P.S.C.E., by          9.00
Miss Maud W. Deverell,
_for Tougaloo U._
Lebanon.  First Cong.             81.48
Ch., to const. CHAS. A.
PERKINS L. M., 56.48; "A
Friend," 25
Ledyard. Mrs. Anna                 0.30
Gallup, _for Freight to
McIntosh, Ga._
Ledyard. Y.P.S.C.E.,              10.00
Cong. Ch., _for C. E.
Hall, McIntosh, Ga._
Litchfield. First Cong.           40.36
Ch.
Madison. Miss E. T. Nash,
Bbl. C. _for Blowing
Rock, N. C._
Meriden. Mrs. M. P.                0.50
Bradley
Meriden. First Cong. Ch.,          5.00
"I. H. N.," _for Mountain
Work_
Milford. Sab. Sch. Cong.
Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Wilmington, N. C._
New Britain. South Ch.,
Box C. _for Williamsburg
Acad., Ky._
New Haven. C. E. Soc.,            25.00
Ch. of the Redeemer, _for
Central Ch., New Orleans,
La._
New Haven. Sab. Sch.              17.50
Center Ch., _for Schp.,
Santee Indian Sch., Neb._
New Haven. Mr. and Mrs.           12.00
W. B. Johnson, 8.10; Mrs.
E. Banton, Col, 3; Mrs.
E. Gates, 90c., _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
New Preston. "E. C. W.,"           2.00
_for Allen Normal Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
Norfolk. "A Friend"                5.00
North Branford. Sab. Sch.         15.00
and Y.P.S.C.E. of Cong.
Ch., _for Central Ch.,
New Orleans, La._
Norwalk. First Cong. Ch.          23.70
Norwich. First Cong. Ch.          69.77
Norwich.  Miss Rossiter,           4.50
_for Athens, Ala._
Norwich. Miss Barbara              4.00
McDowell’s S. S. Class,
adl., _for McIntosh, Ga._
Norwichtown. Miss Mary             2.00
Perkins, _for Student
Aid, McIntosh, Ga._
Orange. S. S. Classes of           5.00
Mrs. C. H. Russell and
Miss Sperry, Cong. Ch.,
_for A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
Pomfret. Cong. Ch.                35.85
Putnam. Hattie E. Clark’s          4.00
S. S. Class, _for Student
Aid, A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
Salisbury. Mrs. Burrall’s          3.00
S. S. Class, _for Grand
View, Tenn._
Saybrook. Cong. Ch. and           14.10
Soc.
Simsbury. Y.P.S.C.E., by           7.00
Caroline F. Pattison
Simsbury. Y.P.S.C.E.,              7.00
Cong. Ch., _for Student
Aid, A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
South Canaan. Cong. Ch.            8.35
South Glastonbury. Cong.           6.89
Ch. and Sab. Sch.
South Manchester. Sab.            10.78
Sch. Cong. Ch.
South Norwalk. Sab. Sch.          20.00
Cong. Ch.
South Windsor. First              23.48
Cong. Ch.
Sound Beach. Jr. C. E.             6.77
Soc., Pilgrim Ch., 3.40;
C. E. Soc., Pilgrim Ch.,
3.37
Stamford. Y.P.S.C.E. of           55.56
First Cong. Ch.
Stamford. Cong.                    5.00
Y.P.S.C.E. _for Central
Ch., New Orleans, La._
Stratford. Cong. Ch.              10.00
Y.P.S.C.E.
Talcottville. Mrs. S. A.           6.00
Talcott, _for Student
Aid, A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._
Terryville. Heirs of R.           45.38
D. H. Allen, by Charles
I. Allen, Executor, _for
the Freedmen_
Terryville. Mrs. Lois             10.00
Gridley
Thomaston. First Cong.             9.90
Ch.
Thompson. Cong. Soc., 2
Bbls. C. _for Blowing
Rock, N. C._
Torrington. Sab. Sch.             25.00
Third Cong. Ch., _for
Student Aid, Fisk U._
Torrington. Mrs. Ida E.           11.00
F. Burr, 10; Mrs. Lyon,
1; _for Central Ch., New
Orleans, La._
Trumbull. Cong. Ch. and           10.07
Soc.
Waterbury. "A Friend".           100.00
Westminster. Cong. Ch.             2.00
Weston. Norfield                   5.00
Y.P.S.C.E., by Anna E.
Fitch, Sec.
West Torrington. W. M.             5.60
Circle, by H. M. Hayes,
Treas.
Westville. The Misses              4.00
Ogden, _for Wilmington,
N. C._
West Winsted. Geo. M.              5.00
Carrington
Wilton. Cong. Ch.                 17.41
Windsor. First Cong. Ch.,         38.42
28, and Sab. Sch., 10.42
Winthrop. Mrs M. A. Jones          5.00
----. "A Friend in Conn."        100.00
Woman’s Cong. Home
Missionary Union of
Conn., Mrs. W. W. Jacobs,
Treas., _for Woman’s
Work_:
           Cheshire. Aux.   25.00
Norwich. Greensville Ch.,   10.00
L. H. M. S., _for Student
Aid, Dorchester Acad._
    Trumbull. W. H. M. U.   25.00
    Wallingford. L. B. S.   50.00
                     ----        110.00
                               --------
                              $1,900.24

             *ESTATES.*
Hebron. Estate of              500.00
Benjamin A. Bissell, by
J. Henry Jagger, Executor
New Britain.  Estates of     7,283.50
Sophia and and Cordelia
Stanley
                             --------
                            $9,683.74

         *NEW YORK*, $1,507.49.
Albany. Miss A. Van                  1.00
Vranken, _for Gloucester
Sch., Cappahosic, Va._
Aquebogue. Class of Boys,            1.25
_for Williamsburg Acad.,
Ky._
Ashville. Y.P.S.C.E. of              2.00
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Bethel. Cong. Ch.                    3.86
Brooklyn. Rev. A. F.                20.00
Beard, D.D., _for Theo.
Dept. Talladega C._
Brooklyn. Rev. S. B.                39.14
Halliday, 20; Park Cong.
Ch., 15.83; Rochester Av.
Cong. Ch., 3.31
Brooklyn. Primary Class              4.00
Bethany S. S., _for
Williamsburg Acad., Ky._
Brooklyn. Y.P.S.C.E.,
Park Av. Ch., Bbl. C.
_for Pleasant Hill,
Tenn._
Buffalo. Pilgrim Cong.              14.00
Ch.
Buffalo. Int. C. E. S.
Del. Av. Bapt. Ch., Box
C. For McIntosh, Ga.
Camden. L. H. M. S.  of
Cong. Ch., 2 large Boxes
C. _for Hillsboro, N. C._
Candor. Cong. Ch.                    6.25
Canandaigua. Mrs. Fitch,             0.50
_for Student Aid, King’s
Mountain, N. C._
Clayville. Cong. Ch.                 3.00
Clifton Springs. Miss                5.00
Tappan
Corona. Y.P.S.C.E., by               1.25
Mrs. Wm. J. Peck, Box
Toys, C., etc.; 1.25 _for
Freight_, also 2 S. S.
Rolls _for Beach Inst.,
Savannah, Ga._
De Kalb. Rev. R. C. Day              2.00
Fairport. Sab. Sch. Cong.           10.50
Ch., _for Central Ch.,
New Orleans, La._
Flushing. First Cong.               41.03
Soc.
Hamilton. Cong. Ch.                 19.00
Hancock. Cong. Ch.                   3.50
Harpersfield. Sab. Sch.              1.01
Cong. Ch.
Hopkinton. Cong. Ch., 40            64.72
_for Mountain Work_; 10
_for Indian M._; 9.72
_for Alaska M._; 5 _for
Chinese M._, and to
const. MRS. JOHN HARRON
and MISS A. POST L. M.’s
Lisle. Cong. Ch.                     3.42
Maine. Cong. Ch., Member            21.00
Mount Hope. Christ Cong.             5.50
Ch.
Mount Morris. Soc.
Christian Workers, Presb.
Ch., Bbl. _for Moorhead,
Miss_.
Mount Vernon. First Cong.           17.31
Ch.
New Lots. V. P. M. Soc.,            25.00
_for Williamsburg Acad.,
Ky._
New York.  The Virginia             45.00
Lend-a-Hand Club, _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
New York.  Mrs. A. B.               30.00
Woodford, _for Student
Aid, Fisk U._
New York. "A Friend,"                6.00
_for Student Aid, Beach
Inst., Savannah, Ga._
Orwell. Cong. Ch.,                   2.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Oswego Falls. First Cong.            6.12
Ch.
Owego. Sab. Sch. Cong.               5.00
Ch., _for Central Ch.,
New Orleans, La._
Owego. Cong. Ch.                    10.00
Paris. Cong. Ch.                     7.62
Portland. Young Ladies,
Bbl. C., _for King’s
Mountain, N. C._
Randolph. Cong. Ch.                  7.86
Remson. Cong. Ch.                    3.00
Rensselaer Falls. Sab.               2.50
Sch. Cong. Ch., Lincoln
Mem. Off.
Rochester. Plymouth Cong.           29.75
Ch.
Rochester. South Cong.               9.00
Ch., _for Central Ch.,
New Orleans, La._
Rushville. Rev. F. T.
Hoover, Bbl. Potatoes
_for Greenwood, S.C._
Salamanca. Cong. Ch.                 4.57
Saratoga Springs. G. F.
Harvey, Box C. _for
Talladega C._
Sayville. Sab. Sch. Cong.           16.58
Ch., 14.58; Cong Ch.,
adl. 2
Smyrna. Y. P. S. C. E.               5.00
Spencerport. ----, Bbl.
Bedding _for Meridian,
Miss._
Syracuse. Plymouth Cong.            18.20
Ch.
Syracuse. Jr. Y. P. S. C.            5.00
E., Danforth Cong. Ch.
_for Central Ch., New
Orleans, La._
Troy. S. Tappin, _for                1.00
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
Walton. First Cong. Ch.             74.57
West Brook. Sab. Sch.                3.55
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Westfield. Miss S. S.               10.00
Patterson, _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
Westfield. Sab. Sch.                 1.50
Presb. Ch., _for Tougaloo
U._
West Winfield. Cong. Ch.             5.00
Woodhaven. Mrs. Wheat’s              2.00
S. S. Class, _for Saluda,
N. C._
Woodside. Y. P. S. C. E.,            5.00
by Fannie Jones, Sec.
Woman’s Home Missionary
Union of N. Y., by Mrs.
J. J. Pearsall, Treas.,
_for Woman’s Work:_
Brooklyn.  Tompkins Av.     3.50
Cong. Ch., S.S. Class G,
_for Student Aid, Lincoln
Acad._
   Middletown. First Ch.,   20.00
   Ladies Guild
   Newark Valley. "M.S.,"   10.00
   _for Central Ch., New
   Orleans, La._
     New York. Broadway     276.00
     Tabernacle Soc., for
     Women’s Work
Poughkeepsie. L. H. M. S.   15.00
      Poughkeepsie. C. E.   10.00
                            ------ 334.50
                                    -----
                                  $965.56

            *ESTATES.*
Lewiston. Estate of          500.00
Abigail Peck, by George
E. Wilcox, Executor
New York.  Estate of J.       41.93
F. Delaplaine
                          ---------
                          $1,507.49

       *NEW JERSEY*, $1,068.20.
East Orange. First Cong.          67.00
Ch.
Freehold. Dr. J. S. Long,         10.00
_for Indian M._
Glen Ridge. Cong. Ch. (10        179.22
of which _for Grand View,
Tenn._)
Jersey City Heights. Mrs.          5.00
Henry O. Ames
Montclair. L. M. Soc., by          1.00
Mrs. J. L. Snyder
Montclair. Cong. Ch., Lot
of Bedding _for Talladega
C._
Morristown. Monroe Miss.
Soc., Bbl. C. and
Literature _for Savannah,
Ga._
Newark. Belleville Cong.         192.00
Ch. (30 of which from
Mrs. E. P. Denison), 142;
C. S. Haines, 50
Plainfield. J. A.                 12.00
Robinson, 10; Miss A. E.
Manktilow, 2, _for
Central Ch., New Orleans,
La._
Westfield.  Ladies’ Soc.,
Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Greenwood, S. C._
Woodbridge. Y. P. S. C.           10.00
E., First Cong. Ch., _for
Central Ch., New Orleans,
La._
Woman’s Home Missionary
Union of the N. J.
Ass’n., by Mrs. J. H.
Denison, Treas.:
 Bound Brook, N. J. Cong.   10.00
 Ch., W. H. M. S.
 Philadelphia, Penn.        6.00
 Central Cong. Ch., W. H.
 M. S.
  Washington, D. C. First   25.00
  Cong. Ch.
                            ----- 41.00
                                  -----
                                $517.22

            *ESTATES.*
Englewood.  Estate of       467.48
Rev. Geo. B. Cheever,
D.D., by Rev. Henry T.
Cheever, Executor
Hammonton. Estate of         83.50
Albert D. Whitmore, by
Mrs. E. L. Whitmore
                             -----
                         $1,068.20

       *PENNSYLVANIA*, $214.50.
Chester. Mrs. T. I.               5.00
Leiper, _for Gloucester
Sch., Cappahosic, Va._
Germantown. Mrs. B. R.           16.00
Smith, 6; Mrs. E. B.
Stork, 5; Rev. Chas.
Wood, D.D., 5, _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
New Wilmington.  Faulkner         5.00
Sch., _for Lexington,
Ky._
New Wilmington.
Neshannock Presb. Ch., 3
Bbls. and 1 Box C. and
Christmas Gifts _for
Lexington, Ky._
Ogontz School. 2 Boxes C.
_for Blowing Rock, N. C._
Philadelphia. John H.           100.00
Converse, _for Straight
U._
Philadelphia. Mrs. W. H.         33.00
Kemble, 15; Mrs. E. H.
Farnum, 5; G. J. Simmons,
5; H. A. Chase, 5; D. W.
Hunt, 2; Col. John McKee,
1, _for Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
Scranton. Plymouth Cong.         25.00
Ch.
Waring. M. T. Donaldson           5.00
West Philadelphia. Mrs.          20.00
Rebecca White, _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
----. Miss E. Scott, _for         0.50
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
Woman’s Missionary Union,
of Penn., Mrs. T. W.
Jones, Treas., _for
Woman’s Work_:
  Guy’s Mills.  W. M. S.,   5.00
  _for Straight U._

           *OHIO*, $339.90.
Akron. Sab. Sch. West             15.00
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Off.
Akron. First Cong. Ch.,           11.75
adl.
Aurora. Sab. Sch. Cong.            2.00
Ch.
Austinburg. Ladies’ Soc.,
Bbl. C. _for Pleasant
Hill, Tenn._
Burton. First Cong. Ch.,          40.00
to const. REV. E. O. MEAD
L. M.
Claridon. Sab. Sch Cong.          10.00
Ch., by P. C. Spencer,
Treas.
Cleveland. "A Friend,"            32.66
25; Lakewood Cong. Ch.,
7.66
Cleveland. Mrs. Mary F.            5.00
Willard, _for Freedmen
and Indian M._
Cleveland. L. S. U.,               5.00
Archwood Av. Cong. Ch.,
_for Student Aid,
Talladega C._
Creston. W. H. M. S.,
Jackson Presb. Ch., Bbl.
C. _for McIntosh, Ga._
Eagleville. Y. P. S. C.            2.51
E., by Mrs. F. G. Peck,
Chm.
Fort Recovery. Cong. Ch.,          3.50
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Kent. Mrs. S. O.                   2.25
Hathaway, S. S. Class of
Boys, _for Moorhead Sch.,
Miss._
Marion. Mrs. Mary B.               1.25
Vose, _for Wilmington, N.
C._
Medina. First Cong. Ch.,          30.57
Jubilee Off. to const.
REV. W. G. OLINGER L. M.
Oberlin. Miss Calista             20.00
Andrews, _for Student
Aid, Fisk U._
Oberlin. Sab. Sch. First          20.00
Ch., 10; Mrs. E. B.
Clark, 10
Oberlin. Mrs. A. B. Reed,          5.00
_for Student Aid,
McIntosh, Ga._
Oberlin. Percy Pond, _for          1.00
Moorhead Sch., Miss._
Oberlin. Second Cong.
Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Wilmington, N. C._
Painesville. "Friends,"            8.00
_for Straight U._
Painesville. "Friends,"            3.00
_for Macon, Ga._
Painesville. W. H.                 1.00
Stocking
Perrysburg. S. P. Tolman          20.00
Pittsfield. Cong. Ch. and         12.00
Sab. Sch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Ravenna. C. A. Newton              5.00
Richfield. Ladies’ Soc.
Cong. Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Greenwood S. C._
Rootstown. Miss Fanny              5.30
Parson’s S. S. Class,
_for Pleasant Hill,
Tenn._
Senecaville. Rev. Evans            1.00
Thompson
South Salem. Daniel S.             5.00
Pricer
Springfield. First Cong.           7.42
Sab. Sch., 7.32; First
Cong. Ch., bal. _for
Campton, Ky._, 10 cts
Toledo. Birmingham Cong.           2.05
Sab. Sch.
West Mill Grove. Sab.             10.14
Sch. First Cong. Ch.,
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Willoughby. Miss Jennie
Sharpe, 3 Pkgs. S. S.
Papers _for Lexington,
Ky._
Zanesville. Sab. Sch.
Second St. M. E. Ch., 50
Gospel Hymns _for Mobile,
Ala._
Ohio Woman’s Home
Missionary Union, Mrs.
George B. Brown, Treas.,
_for Woman’s Work_:
Andover. W. M. S.                  3.79
Andover. J. C. E.                  2.21
Chatham Center                     6.00
Cleveland. Euclid, W. H.           2.00
M. S.
Columbus. Eastwood, "A            25.00
Friend"
Edinburg.                          1.50
Sandusky. W. M. U.                10.00
Toledo. Second.                    2.00
                            ----- 52.50

        *INDIANA*, $51.47.
Brimfield. Miss Mary           3.00
Huston, _for Pleasant
Hill, Tenn._
Elkhart. Cong. Ch., 6.85;     16.85
Sab. Sch. Cong. Ch., 10;
Lincoln Day Mem. Off.
Fort Wayne. Y. P. S. C.        9.77
E. of Plymouth Cong. Ch.,
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Liber. Cong. Ch., Lincoln      2.33
Mem. Day Off.
Michigan City. First          16.00
Cong. Ch.
Terre Haute. Sab. Sch.         3.52
First Cong. Ch., Lincoln
Mem. Day Off.

          *ILLINOIS*, $794.77.
Brimfield. Cong. Ch.                8.50
Cambridge. Cong. Ch.                4.00
Chapin. Mission Band,
Quilt, Patchwork, Scrap
Books, _for Moorhead,
Miss._
Chicago. "Cash," 100;             130.75
Leavitt St. Cong. Ch.,
8.87; Pacific Ch., 8.07;
"A Widow," 5; Tabernacle
C. E., 4.81; Mrs. Carrol
Cutler, 2; Miss Susan R.
Cutler, 2
Cobden. Sab. Sch. Class,            0.67
Cong. Ch., by May Wright,
Teacher
Concord, "A Few Friends,"           5.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Earlville. "J. A. D.,"             38.40
25; Cong. Ch., 13.40
Elmhurst. Bbl. _for
Moorhead, Miss._
Galena. Mrs. A. Bean                2.50
Highland. Cong. Ch.                 4.90
Hinesdale. Cong. Bible             75.00
Sch., _for Theo. Student
Aid, Talladega. C._
Jacksonville. Cong. Ch.,           37.45
_for Student Aid,
Talladega. C._
La Salle. E. C. Hegeler,           10.00
_for Tougaloo U._
Lincoln. Miss Ellen E.              1.00
Robbins
Morrison. William Wallace          10.00
Oak Park. Cong. Ch., adl.           3.00
Oak Park. L. B. S., Bbl.
C. _for Blowing Rock, N.
C._
Peoria. Mrs. John L.              100.00
Griswold, _for Student
Aid, Fisk U._
Peoria. Plymouth C. E.              3.62
Peru. First Cong. Ch.,             16.51
11.51; Y. P. S. C. E. of
First Cong. Ch., 5
Princeton. Mrs. S. C.              30.00
Clapp
Plymouth. Cong. Ch.                 5.04
Providence. Cong. Ch.              25.00
Shabbona. Cong. Ch.                31.50
Sheffield. Cong. Ch.               54.71
Thawville. Cong. Ch.                4.38
----. Bbl. Comforts,
etc., _for Moorhead,
Miss._
Illinois Woman’s Home
Missionary Union, Mrs. L.
A. Field, Treas., _for
Woman’s Work_:
Avon. W. M. S.                      1.00
Chicago. Union Park W. M.         100.00
S.
Chicago. Covenant W. M.            13.40
S.
Chicago. Lincoln Park W.            6.00
M. S.
Chicago. Mrs. J. W.                 2.00
Willard
Godfrey. W. M. S.                  10.00
Griggsville. W. M. S.               1.00
Jacksonville. Y. L. M. S.          23.50
Joy Prairie. W. M. S.              10.00
McLean. W. M. S.                   10.00
Ravenswood. W. M. S.               10.12
Marseilles. W. M. S. _for           5.00
Moorhead, Miss._
Rollo. Mission Band, _for           0.82
Moorhead, Miss._
                            ----- 192.84

         *MICHIGAN*, $342.91.
Almont. Cong. Ch., 2.83;           7.98
Y. P. S. C. E., 5.15, by
Sarah Durham, Treas.
Almont. ----, Box
Christmas Goods _for
Lexington, Ky._
Baldwin. Sab. Sch. Cong.           2.50
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Benton Harbor. "A Friend"          2.00
Benton Harbor. Ladies’
Cong. Ch., Bdl. Quilts
_for Moorhead, Miss._
Benzonia. Jr. C. E. Soc.,
Box Christmas Goods _for
Lexington, Ky._
Breckenridge. Cong. Ch.            2.00
Charlotte. ----, Box C.
_for Athens, Ala._
Chief Lake. Mrs. S. A. B.          1.00
Carrier
Detroit. Fort St. Cong.            2.75
Ch. Y. P. S. C. E., Box
Toys, etc., and 2.75,
_for Medicines for
Greenwood, S. C._
Detroit. Little Dorothy            2.00
Conant Carson, by Mrs.
Sam’l Carson
Detroit. ----, Bbl.
Christmas Goods _for
Athens, Ala._; Miss
Mallory, Bbl. C. _for
Blowing Rock, N. C._;
Ladies’ Soc., Brewster
Ch., Bbl. C. _for
Greenwood, S. C._
Eaton Rapids. Sab. Sch.
Cong. Ch., Box S. S.
Papers, _for Lexington,
Ky._
Ewen. First Cong. Ch.              4.17
Grand Rapids. Cong. Ch.           25.00
Grand Rapids. Smith Mem.
Ch., Bbl. _for Moorhead,
Miss._
Leslie. Sab. Sch. First            2.50
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Lowell. ----, Bbl. C. for
Athens, Ala.
Luddington. Willie
Hammond, Cards _for
Athens, Ala._
Muskegon. ----, Bbl. C.
_for Athens, Ala._
Pontiac. L. H. M. U., 2
Bbls. C. _for Blowing
Rock, N.C._
Republic. Miss Mary Erwin         20.00
Rondo. Y. P. S. C. E., by          0.69
Mrs. C. H. Hoffman,
Lincoln Mem. Off.
Saginaw. Mrs. A. M.                4.00
Spencer
Wheatland. Cong. Ch.              19.00
Wyandotte. Dr. Weaver,
Box C. _for Athens, Ala._
Woman’s Home Missionary
Union of Michigan, by
Mrs. E. F. Grabill,
Treas., _for Woman’s
Work_:
Alpena. W. H. M. S.                5.00
Athens. Ladies’ Dime Soc.          0.25
Churche’s Corners. W. H.           3.50
M. U.
Detroit. First Ch. Sab.           47.27
Sch., _for Student Aid,
Santee Indian Sch.,
Neb._, 23.04, and _for
Student Aid, Pleasant
Hill Acad., Tenn._, 24.23
Grand Rapids. Smith                1.00
Memorial Ch., W. M. S.
Grape. W. H. M. S.                 0.25
Grass Lake. W. H. M. S.            3.00
Greenville. S. S., _for            9.05
Student Aid, Santee
Indian Sch., Neb._
Highland Station. W. H.            3.00
M. U.
Kalamazoo. Y. P. S. C.             2.50
E., _for Student Aid,
Santee Indian Sch., Neb._
Muskegon. First Ch., W.           15.00
H. M. S., 5; First Ch.,
Y. P. S. C. E., 10
Stockbridge. Mrs. E. W.            5.00
Woodward, _for Student
Aid, Santee Indian Sch.,
Neb._
Ypsilanti. W. H. M. S.             2.50
                            ----- 97.32
                                -------
                                $192.91

             *ESTATE.*
Benzonia. Estate of Amasa    150.00
Waters, by L. P. Judson,
Adm’r.
                            -------
                            $342.91

           *IOWA*, $263.45.
Albia. Mrs. Mary A. Payne          5.00
Avoca. Rev. John Single            2.50
Bellevue. Cong. Ch.                4.35
Belmond. Y. P. S. C. E.            5.00
of Cong. Ch., _for A. N.
and I. Sch., Thomasville,
Ga._
Belmond. Miss Linck, S.
S. Class, Box Christmas
Gifts _for Thomasville,
Ga._
Cedar Rapids. Y. P. S. C.          5.00
E. First Cong. Ch., _for
Student Aid, McIntosh,
Ga._
Corning. First Cong. Ch.,         17.00
14; C. E., 2; Sab. Sch.,
1
Cresco. Y. P. S. C. E.,            8.00
_for Wilmington, N. C._
Decorah. S. S. Class, E.           5.00
J. Riley, Teacher, _for
Moorhead Sch., Miss._
Des Moines. Bentley &             10.00
Olmstead, _for Talladega
C._
De Witt. Y. L. S. Class,           5.00
_for Mountain Work_
Eldora. Cong. Ch. (37.50          42.75
_for Student Aid,
Tougaloo U._)
Glenwood. Cong. Ch.               16.00
Grand View. Cong. Ch.              3.00
Monticello. Y. P. S. C.            5.00
E. of Cong. Ch.
Montour. Jr. C. E. Soc.,           1.50
_for Moorhead Sch.,
Miss._
Mortimer. Jr. C. E. Soc.,
Quilt and Roll Material
_for Sewing Sch., Beach
Inst._
Moville. Cong. Ch.                 4.04
Nashua. C. E. Soc., Cong.         15.00
Ch. _for Student Aid,
Talladega C._
Pilgrim. Cong. Ch.                 5.00
Postville. Sab. Sch.              18.30
Cong. Ch., Self-Denial
Off., _for A. N. and I.
Sch., Thomasville, Ga._
Rockford. Mrs. J. B.
Parmenter, Bbl. C. _for
Thomasville, Ga._
Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs.            10.00
Emmons Johnson, _for
Talladega C._
Waucoma. Cong. Ch.                 6.00
Iowa Woman’s Home
Missionary Union, Miss
Belle L. Bentley, Treas.,
_for Woman’s Work_:
Creston. L. H. M. Circle           6.00
Decorah. Y. P. S. C. E.            5.00
Des Moines. North Park L.         10.00
M. S.
Fairfield. L. M. S.                0.50
Fort Dodge. L. M. S.              10.00
Genoa Bluffs. L. M. S.             2.00
McGregor. W. M. S.                 8.90
Newell. L. M. S.                   5.00
Red Oak. L. M. S.                 15.00
Tabor. Y. P. S. C. E.              1.33
                            ----- 63.73
                                -------
                                $257.17

           *ESTATE.*
Fontanelle. Estate of      6.28
Alex. M. Gow
                        -------
                        $263.45

        *WISCONSIN*, $10,391.07.
Edgerton. Sab. Sch. Cong.           1.60
Ch.
Elkhorn. Cong. Ch.                 10.00
Koshkonong. Cong. Ch.               7.25
Madison. Ladies’ Home
Miss’y Soc., Box
Furnishings _for Home,
Mobile, Ala._
Menasha. Jr. C. E., _for            1.00
Skyland Inst., Blowing
Rock, N. C._
Menomonie. Mrs. V. A.             100.00
Knapp
Milwaukee. North Side               4.00
Cong. Ch.
Oakland. S. S. Class, by            0.50
Mrs. L. S. N. Allen,
Teacher, _for Moorhead
Sch., Miss._
Peshtigo. Rev. E. W.               15.62
Andrews, 5; Ethel D.
Andrews (thank offering),
5; Cong. Ch. and Sab.
Sch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off., 5.62
Ripon. First Cong. Ch.             63.00
Spring Prairie. Mrs.                1.00
James Brierly
Sun Prairie. Cong. Ch.             10.00
Viroqua. Cong. Ch.                 12.00
Waukesha. Cong. Ch.                30.00
Whitewater. Cong. Ch., 2
B. of C. _for
Thomasville, Ga._
Wisconsin Woman’s Home
Missionary Union, Mrs. C.
M. Blackman, Treas., _for
Woman’s Work_:
Beloit. First W. M. U.             10.10
Brandon. W. M. S.                   5.00
Elkhorn. W. M. U., 25;             30.00
Miny Hand, 5
Madison. W. M. U.                  30.00
Milwaukee. Grand Ave., W.          25.00
M. U.
Milwaukee. Pilgrim, W. M.          18.00
S.
Milwaukee. Hanover St.,            10.00
W. M. S.
Wauwatosa. W. M. U.                 7.00
                            ----- 135.10
                                 -------
                                 $391.07

              *ESTATE.*
Trust Estate, by Trustee    10,000.00
                           ----------
                           $10,391.07

         *MINNESOTA*, $226.65.
Audubon. Cong. Ch.                  1.50
Beaver Creek. Jr. C. E.,
Box C. _for Blowing Rock,
N. C._
Glyndon. Ch. at Glyndon,            6.18
_for Alaska M._
Hawley. Union Ch.                   3.50
Kasson. Mrs. J. G. Van
Frank, Bbl. C. _for
Pleasant Hill, Tenn._
Lake Park. Cong. Ch.                6.50
Lake Stay. Ethel Chase              1.00
and Alma Nelson, _for
Moorhead Sch., Miss._
Litchfield. Miss M.                 5.00
Weeks, 5; ----, Bbl. C.,
_for Student Aid,
Meridian, Miss._
Minneapolis. Sab. Sch. of          12.50
Pilgrim Cong. Ch., bal.
to const. MISS NETTIE M.
GETCHELL L. M.
Minneapolis. "A Friend,"            0.50
_for Moorhead Sch.,
Miss._
Minneapolis. Primary S.             1.00
S. Park Av. Ch., _for
Marion, Ala._
Minneapolis. Plymouth Ch.
H. M. S., Box C. and
Bedding _for King’s
Mountain, N. C._
New York Mills. Cong. Ch.           1.37
Northfield. Sab. Sch.              42.02
Cong. Ch., _for Theo.
Student Aid, Talladega
C._
Northfield. ----, Box
Pictures _for Skyland
Inst., Blowing Rock, N.
C._
Rochester. Cong. Ch.               26.45
Saint Cloud. Cong. Ch. L.
M. S., Bbl. C. _for
Blowing Rock, N. C._
Wadena. Cong. Ch. Y. L.            11.00
M. Band, _for A. N. and
I. Sch., Thomasville,
Ga._
Minnesota Woman’s Home
Missionary Union, by Mrs.
M. W. Skinner, Treas.,
_for Woman’s Work_:
Austin.                             7.60
Benson. S. S.                       0.80
Elk River.                          3.36
Elk River. Meadow Vale              2.00
Excelsior.                          3.38
Lake City. C. E. Soc.              10.00
Minneapolis. Plymouth,             52.74
15.96; Park Av., 15;
Lyndale S. S., 10.51;
First, 3.27; "A Friend,"
8
Northfield. ----, _for             10.00
Student Aid, Talladega
C._
Robbinsdale.  Jr. C. E.             4.75
Soc.
Saint Paul. Bethany,                3.50
2.50; South Park, 1
Saint Paul. Plymouth C.            25.00
E. S., _for Central Ch.,
New Orleans, La._
                                 -------
                                 $123.13
Less expenses                      15.00
                            ----- 108.13

        *MISSOURI*, $18.88.
Ironton. Jesse Markham          1.00
Jackson. Ruth Gample and        0.25
P. Lester, _for Moorhead
Sch., Miss._
Kansas City. Rev. S.            8.00
Penfield, 6; Mary A.
Kendrick, 2
Lamar. Cong. Ch.                4.20
Springfield. "Friends of        1.00
Mission Work," by Rev. J.
F. Graf
Webster Groves. Cong. Ch.       4.43

        *KANSAS*, $3.90.
Leavenworth. H. L.
Varney, 6 Pkgs. S. S.
Papers _for Lexington,
Ky._
Wabaunsee. S. S. Class,     0.50
Mrs. J. St. John,
Teacher, _for Moorhead
Sch., Miss._
Wellington. Sab. Sch.       3.40
Cong. Ch.

        *NEBRASKA*, $164.90.
Omaha. Saint Mary’s Ave.       37.34
Cong. Ch.
Santee Agency. Miss Edith      50.00
Leonard
Santee. Pilgrim Cong.          62.31
Ch., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Wilcox. Rev. and Mrs. S.        5.00
L. Unger
Wisner. First Cong. Ch.        10.25

        *NORTH DAKOTA*, $87.49.
Dwight. Sab. Sch. of               5.54
Cong. Ch.
Fargo. Mrs. M. M. Fisher,          5.00
_for Wilmington, N. C._
Farmington. Dwight Cong.           2.50
Ch.
Fort Berthold. Cong. Ch.          60.00
and Sab. Sch., Lincoln
Mem. Day Off., 50; W. M.
Soc. of Cong. Ch., 10
Woman’s Home Missionary
Union, of North Dakota,
by Mrs. J. M. Fisher,
Treas., _for Woman’s
Work_:
Cummings. Mission Band             2.25
Lisbon. L. M. S.                   2.20
Wahpeton. L. M. S.                10.00
                            ----- 14.45

      *SOUTH DAKOTA*, $5.25.
Faulkton. Cong. Ch.           2.00
Fort Pierre. Cong. Ch.        2.25
Winfred. Cong. Ch.            1.00

    *MONTANA*, $12.06.
Castle. Cong. Ch.      5.00
Helena. Cong. Ch.      7.06

       *IDAHO*, $2.00.
Mount Home. Cong. Ch.     2.00

      *OKLAHOMA*, $2.30.
Guthrie. Cong. Ch.,         2.30
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.

        *ARIZONA*, $1.54.
Nogales. Jr. Y. P. S. C.       1.54
E., by Olive C. Mix, Sec.

        *COLORADO*, $30.50.
Boulder. Cong. Ch.             7.50
Greeley. Jr. Y. P. S. C.      23.00
E., of Park Ch., _for
Scholarship, Santee
Indian Sch., Neb._

       *CALIFORNIA*, $256.61.
Etna Mills. Scott Valley        14.61
Cong. Ch.
North Berkeley. Cong. Ch.       12.50
Redlands. Lugonia Terrace       10.55
Ch.
San Diego. Mrs. H. M.            1.00
Butler, _for Moorhead
Sch., Miss._
San Francisco. The             200.45
California Chinese
Mission. William
Johnstone, Treas. (see
items below)
Vacaville. Cong. Ch.             7.50
Southern Cal. Woman’s
Home Missionary Union, by
Mrs. Mary M. Smith,
Treas., _for Woman’s
Work_:
Redlands. First Cong. Ch.       10.00
W. M. S.

     *WASHINGTON*, $3.00.
Sultan. C. W. Mercer       3.00

     *DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA*, $2.00.
Washington. Miss C. L.               2.00
Franklin, 1; Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. Moore, 1; Lincoln
Mem. Day Off.

        *MARYLAND*, $31.00.
Baltimore. Wm. Wood, _for       1.00
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._
Federalsburg. L. J.            30.00
Deming, to const. MISS
JANE DEMING L. M.

        *VIRGINIA*, $56.00.
Cappahosic.  Educational       50.00
Club, _for Gloucester
Sch._
Herndon Mrs. M. E.              5.00
Leonhardt
---- R. J. Pollard, 50c.;       1.00
H. West, 50c. _for
Gloucester Sch.,
Cappahosic, Va._

      *KENTUCKY*, $11.50.
Corbin. Cong. Ch.,          2.25
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Evarts. Cong. Ch.           5.25
Pioneer. Cong. Ch.          2.00
Red Ash. Cong. Ch.          2.00

        *TENNESSEE*, $135.12.
Big Creek Gap. Cong. Ch.         1.00
Deer Lodge. A. L. Ross          10.00
Knoxville.  L. A. Soc.           5.00
Pilgrim Cong. Ch.,
Jubilee Off.
Knoxville. Miss I. F.
Hubbard, 25 copies Gospel
Hymns _for Knoxville_.
Memphis. J. S. Menken,         100.00
_for Kindergarten,
Memphis, Tenn._
Nashville. Jackson St.          10.12
Cong. Ch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Nashville. Rev. F. A.            9.00
Chase, 5, and _for
Student Aid, Fisk U._, 4

       *NORTH CAROLINA*, $51.80.
Beaufort. Cong. Ch., _for          2.00
Student Aid, Talladega
C._
High Point. Cong. Ch.,            10.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Salem. Cong. Ch.                   2.50
Saluda. Rev. E. W.                30.00
Hollies and wife, to
const. MISS MARY C.
PHELPS L. M.
Wilmington. Cong. Ch.,             2.30
Lincoln Mem. Day Off
Woman’s Missionary Union,
Miss A. E. Farrington,
Treas., _for Woman’s
Work_:
Oaks. "Friend," 4; Y. P.           5.00
S. C. E., 1

      *SOUTH CAROLINA*, $20.32.
Capello. Miss Cora B.
Leach, Box C. _for
Greenwood, S. C._
Charleston. President,          20.32
Teachers, and Students,
Avery Normal Inst.,
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.

        *GEORGIA*, $76.72.
Andersonville. Two Bbls.
C. and Sewing Room
Supplies from Unknown
Source.
Athens. Cong. Ch.,             2.68
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Atlanta. Prof. Bumsted,
50 copies Pamphlet speech
of U. S. C. Harris, _for
Beach Inst._
Cypress Slash. Cong. Ch.,      2.81
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Macon. First Cong. Ch.,       10.00
8.24; Sab. Sch., 1.05; Y.
P. S. C. E., 35c.; Jr. Y.
P. S. C. E., 36c.,
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Macon. Mary E. Simonds,        4.00
_for Macon, Ga._
McIntosh. Midway Ch. and      11.68
Sab. Sch., Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
McIntosh. Miss S.J.            8.00
Scott, 5; Prof. F. W.
Foster, 3, _for Student
Aid, McIntosh, Ga._
Marietta. Cong. Ch.,           6.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Savannah. Sub. to
McClure’s Mag. one year,
from unknown source, _for
Beach Inst._
Thomasville. Cong. Ch.,       30.55
15.55; Students and
Teachers Allen Normal
Sch., 15; Lincoln Mem.
Day Off.
Woodville. Pilgrim Ch.,        1.00
75c.; Rev. J. H. H.
Sengstacke, 25c.

        *ALABAMA*, $156.48.
Anniston. Abraham Lincoln       5.00
Cent. Soc., by Rev. James
Brown, Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Brewton. First Cong. Ch.,       3.00
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Childersburg. Cong. Ch.,        7.03
3.03; Rev. W. P.
Hamilton, 1; Rev. Miles
Harris, 50c. John West,
50c.; Mrs. J. West, 50c.;
Miss Lucy Freeman, 50c.;
Mrs. Violet Jones, 50c.;
Mrs. Sallie Price, 50c.
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Florence. Cong. Ch.             3.00
Fort Payne. Cong. Ch.           6.30
Ironaton. Rev. P. O.            3.00
Wailes
Jenifer. Colored Cong.          8.50
Ch. and Sab. Sch.,
Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Mobile. Cong. Ch., 8.57;       12.10
A. L. Cent Soc., 1.46; Y.
P. S. C. E., 1.07; Sab.
Sch., 1, Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
Selma. Rev. A. T. Burnell      10.00
Selma. W. M. U., _for           5.00
Indian M._
Sylacauga. Cong. Ch.            1.75
Talladega. Cong. Ch.           71.80
(18.05 Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.), 20.55; Sab. Sch.
Cong. Ch. (5.26 Lincoln
Mem. Day Off.), 20.50;
Abraham Lincoln Cent.
Soc. (5 of which from
Mrs. F. C. Rice,
Burlington, Vt.), 29.25;
Annie Williams Mission
Sab. Sch. 1.50
Talladega. E. A. Bishop,       15.00
12; Miss F. A. Frew, for
Student Aid, 3, _for
Talladega C._
Talladega. E. C. Silsby,        5.00
_for Theo. Dept.
Talladega C._

       *MISSISSIPPI*, $20.10.
Meridian. "An A. M. A.          10.00
Teacher"
Moorhead. Pittsfield             0.10
Tougaloo. Mrs. L. M.            10.00
Sisson, _for Tougaloo U._

         *LOUISIANA*, $82.67.
Abberville. St. Mary              5.00
Cong. Ch., _for Straight
U._, Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
New Iberia. Saint Paul            4.00
Cong. Ch.
Woman’s Missionary Union
of La., by Mrs. C. M.
Crawford, Treas., _for
Woman’s Work_:
Hammond. Aux.                     4.10
Hammond. Sab. Sch. Cong.          3.48
Ch.
New Iberia. Aux.                  1.04
New Orleans. Straight U.         34.00
Aux., to const. MISS
JENNIE FYFE L. M.
New Orleans. Central Ch.         14.00
Aux.
Roseland. Aux.                    7.00
Welsh. Aux.                       2.00
By Mrs. L. St. J.
Hitchcock:
Belle Place. Aux.                 3.60
Morris Brown. Aux.                2.66
New Iberia. Aux.                  1.49
Thebodeaux. Aux.                  0.30
                           ----- 73.67

        *FLORIDA*, $19.50.
Cocoa, Mrs. J. S.              2.00
Blackburn
Georgiana. Mrs. Mary C.       10.00
Munson
Orange Park. Union Cong.       5.00
Ch. Lincoln Mem. Day Off.
Orange Park, C. E. Soc.,       2.50
by Mrs. Fannie S. Baxter,
Sec.

           *TEXAS*, $2.37.
Goliad. Y. P. S. C. E.,          2.37
by Mrs. G. B. Hallowell,
Sec., Lincoln Mem. Day
Off.
                           ----------
Donations                  $11,496.59
Estates                     27,183.43
                           ----------
                           $38,680.02

          *TUITION*, $5,397.91.
Cappahosic, Va. Tuition              19.50
Lexington, Ky. Tuition               80.75
Williamsburg, Ky. Tuition           214.80
Grand View, Tenn. Tuition            48.47
Knoxville, Tenn. Tuition             50.50
Memphis. Tuition                    880.95
Nashville, Tenn. Tuition            773.55
Pleasant Hill, Tenn.                 65.45
Tuition
Beaufort, N. C. Tuition              16.00
Blowing Rock, N. C.                  19.67
Tuition
Chapel Hill, N. C.                   15.05
Tuition
Enfield, N. C. Tuition               18.00
Hillsboro, N. C. Tuition             26.14
King’s Mountain, N. C.               34.00
Tuition
Saluda, N. C. Tuition                42.75
Troy, N. C. Tuition                   6.14
Wilmington, N. C. Tuition           181.25
Whittier, N. C. Tuition              12.70
Charleston, S. C. Tuition           349.80
Greenwood, S. C. Tuition            134.64
Albany, Ga. Tuition                 136.00
Atlanta, Ga. Storrs Sch.            180.70
Tuition
Andersonville, Ga.                   17.50
Tuition
Marietta, Ga. Tuition                 2.40
Macon, Ga. Tuition                  226.20
McIntosh, Ga. Tuition               104.13
Savannah, Ga. Tuition               169.73
Thomasville, Ga. Tuition             47.25
Woodville, Ga. Tuition                2.25
Athens, Ala. Tuition                 62.55
Joppa, Ala. Tuition                  12.81
Marion, Ala. Tuition                 64.85
Mobile, Ala. Tuition                 86.00
Nat, Ala. Tuition                    22.00
Selma, Ala. Tuition                 107.00
Talladega, Ala. Tuition             162.25
Jackson, Miss. Tuition              104.50
Meridian, Miss. Tuition              70.50
Moorhead, Miss. Tuition              18.15
Tougaloo, Miss. Tuition             117.25
New Orleans, La. Tuition            498.78
Martin, Fla. Public Fund             20.00
Orange Park, Fla. Tuition            59.65
Helena, Ark. Tuition                 38.35
Austin, Texas. Tuition               77.00
                            ----- 5,397.91
                                ----------
Total for February              $44,077.93
                                ==========

              *SUMMARY.*
Donations                    $73,913.94
Estates                       52,837.58
                            -----------
                            $126,751.52
Income                         4,129.30
Tuition                       18,808.68
                            -----------
Total from Oct. 1 to Feb.   $149,689.50
29
                            ===========

     *FOR THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.*
Subscriptions for                  $59.88
February
Previously acknowledged            255.80
                                  -------
Total                             $315.68
RECEIPTS OF THE
CALIFORNIA CHINESE
MISSION: William
Johnstone, Treas., from
January 16 to February
13, 1896.
FROM LOCAL MISSIONS:
Fresno. Chinese Mon.                 5.60
Offs.
Los Angeles. Chinese Mon.            6.30
Offs.
Marysville. Chinese Mon.             7.45
Offs.
Oakland. Chinese Mon.                6.00
Offs.
Oroville. Chinese Mon.               1.25
Offs.
Petaluma. Chinese Mon.               2.25
Offs.
Riverside. Chinese Mon.              2.55
Offs.
Sacramento. Chinese Mon.             6.50
Offs.
Sacramento. Annual Membs             2.00
San Bernardino.                      6.00
Anniversary Offs.
San Diego. Chinese Mon.              5.70
Offs.
San Francisco. Bethany               2.00
Ch. Annual Membs.
San Francisco. Central.              6.55
Ch., Chinese Mon. Offs.
San Francisco. West. Ch.,            3.05
Chinese Mon. Offs.
Santa Barbara. Chinese               7.95
Mon. Offs.
Santa Barbara. Gir. Chow.            3.00
Santa Cruz. Chinese Mon.             6.00
Offs.
Ventura. Chinese Mon.                1.25
Offs.
Watsonville. Chinese Mon.            2.00
Offs.
                              ----- 83.40
WOMAN’S HOME MISSIONARY
UNION OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA, Mrs. Mary M.
Smith, Treas.:
North Pasadena. Cong. Ch.           10.00
W. M. S.
PERSONAL GIFTS:
Lincoln, Cal. Rev. E. D.             6.55
Hale, Parsonage Mite Box
Blue Rapids, Kansas. Mrs.            0.50
Blanche Tibbetts
FOR CHINESE MOTHERS AND
CHILDREN:
Greenfield, Mass. Mrs. W.           10.00
B. Washburn
Stratford, Conn. Miss               20.00
Cordelia Sterling
Albany, N. Y. "Friends,"            70.00
by Miss Janet McNaughton
                             ----- 100.00
                                  -------
Total                             $200.45
                                  =======

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





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