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Title: The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, October, 1900
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The American Missionary

(QUARTERLY)

  OCT.}
  NOV.} 1900
  DEC.}

  VOL. LIV.
  No. 4.

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[Illustration: AIBONITO, PORTO RICO.]

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NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION,

THE CONGREGATIONAL ROOMS,

FOURTH AVENUE AND TWENTY-SECOND STREET, NEW YORK.

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Price 50 Cents a Year in advance.

Entered at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., as Second-Class mail matter.

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CONTENTS.

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                                                                 PAGE

  FINANCIAL                                                       145

  ANNUAL MEETING                                                  145

  EDITORIAL NOTES                                                 147

  LE MOYNE NORMAL INSTITUTE                                       149

  REINFORCEMENTS FROM AVERY INSTITUTE                             155

  WHAT OUR GRADUATES DO                                           156

  SCHOOL LIFE IN PORTO RICO                                       157

  AMONG THE INDIANS                                               164

  THE PRESENT CRISIS IN CHINA, FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A
    CHRISTIAN CHINESE                                             169

  CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS IN THE A. M. A. CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS      175

  OBITUARY--PRES. E. M. CRAVATH, D.D.                             177

  MEMORIAL SERVICE AT FISK UNIVERSITY                             178

  RECEIPTS                                                        179

  WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS                                     190

  SECRETARIES OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S AND CHILDREN'S WORK               192

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THE 54th ANNUAL MEETING

OF THE

American Missionary Association

WILL BE HELD IN

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

October 23-25, 1900.

Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D.D., preaches Annual Sermon.

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The AMERICAN MISSIONARY presents new form, fresh material and
generous illustrations for 1900. This magazine is published by the
American Missionary Association quarterly. Subscription rate fifty
cents per year.

Many wonderful missionary developments in our own country during this
stirring period of national enlargement are recorded in the columns
of this magazine.

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THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.

VOL. LIV.     OCTOBER, 1900.      NO. 4.

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[Sidenote: Financial.]

The Association closed the year without debt and has a balance in the
treasury of $1,601.90 for current work, not including the balance in
Reserve Legacy Account for the periods when the receipts from
legacies fall below the average on which the Committee makes its
estimate of available receipts from this source for current work of
the year.

We go to our Annual Meeting in Springfield, October 23d, with faith
in the ability and devotion of those who sustain the work and with
full courage and hopefulness for still greater results in the new
year.

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ANNUAL MEETING.


[Sidenote: Place.]

Springfield, Mass., is not only one of the most beautiful cities in
New England, but is especially adapted for a great convention like
the Fifty-fourth Annual gathering of the American Missionary
Association. With cordial hospitality the members of the churches and
citizens of Springfield have opened their homes and hearts to welcome
the delegates, life members, officers and missionaries who gather for
this meeting October 23-25th. State associations, local conferences
and contributing churches are all entitled to delegate representation
at this meeting. Each church should early select its delegates and
send their names to the Chairman of the Entertainment Committee. The
committee cannot promise to furnish entertainment for those whose
applications are received after October 20th.

It seemed probable to the friends in Springfield that no church was
large enough to hold the audiences which would gather for this
meeting. The Court Square Theatre, which has the largest auditorium
of any public building in the city, was therefore secured.
Springfield is the centre of a large population gathered in other
towns and villages as well as within its own municipal borders and
easy connection is made through trolley lines or railroads.

[Sidenote: Committees.]

Rev. Philip S. Moxom, D.D., is Chairman of the General Committee. Mr.
Charles D. Reid, 255 Main Street, is Chairman of the Committee on
Transportation. Mr. Clarence E. Blake, 11 Dartmouth Street, is
Chairman of the Entertainment Committee. Rev. Newton M. Hall is
Chairman of the Press and Printing Committee. Mr. Charles A. Royce is
Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements.

Those desiring information will receive it by writing to a chairman
of the proper committee given above.

[Sidenote: Transportation.]

Reduced fares amounting to one and one-third of the full fare have
been arranged on the certificate plan. When purchasing a ticket a
certificate must be received from the selling ticket agent and when
presented at the Annual Meeting will secure the reduced rate in the
return fare.

[Sidenote: Program.]

Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D.D., of New York, will preach the Annual
Sermon Tuesday evening, October 23d. The program has been prepared to
cover not only the reports of the work of the American Missionary
Association but also to provide for the discussion of large and
fundamental problems. Prominent clergymen and laymen of our own
denomination will be present. There will also be represented on the
platform societies and institutions working along the same line in
cordial and hearty Christian sympathy. This will add greatly to the
interest of the meeting and to the scope of discussions. Thus the
Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting will present a platform and not an organ.

[Sidenote: Jubilee Singers.]

A band of Jubilee Singers from Fisk University, Tenn., will be
present and add greatly to the sessions by their quaint and pathetic
music. This is always an interesting feature of the American
Missionary Association convention appreciated by all.

[Sidenote: Industrial Exhibit.]

An industrial exhibit containing samples of the work in
representative Association schools will present an object lesson of
this work. This exhibit will be in the chapel of the First
Congregational Church near by the place of meetings.

[Sidenote: Missionaries.]

The most interesting feature of the meeting, however, will doubtless
be the messages that come from the missionaries, a large number of
whom will be present. These men and women are on the advanced line in
this great movement for many races, including millions of peoples who
especially need the influence and power of an intelligent Gospel.
Among these missionaries will be representatives of different races.
Porto Rico, the new field entered a year ago, will be represented by
a missionary whose work has been especially valuable.

[Sidenote: Special.]

A special number of the _Springfield Union_ will be issued containing
a full verbatim report of the various sessions. This will be sent to
ministers so as to reach them, if possible, Saturday morning, October
27th. Pastors desiring to present the work of this Association to
their people will find this extra of great value.

In the scope of the discussions, the ability and variety of speakers,
the interesting and accessible places of note in and around the city
of meeting, and the great interest now taken in the problems which
the American Missionary Association is seeking to solve, the
Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting promises to be a large and even
epoch-marking convention.

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[Sidenote: President Cravath.]

The death of President Erastus M. Cravath removes from the counsel
and service of the American Missionary Association one of its most
prominent and successful missionaries. Few men have so largely
affected the life of the nation through educational lines as has
President Cravath. After some years of service in the office of the
Association he became President of Fisk University, and has brought
that institution to the foremost rank in the intellectual and moral
development of the Negroes of this country. An extended obituary
notice is given on other pages of this magazine. Here, the writer,
having had close personal association with President Cravath for many
years, desires to bear his testimony with earnest and loving emphasis
to the large and strong character of the man, and his single and
unwavering purpose to accomplish the largest and best service
possible for those to whom he gave his ministry in unstinted measure.
No one can fill his place, for it was not only large but unique. He
was a leader who came to the front in the most trying period in the
history of the Negroes, and he led them with soundest judgment as
well as heroic fortitude. These people have lost not only a friend,
but a steady and strong guide.

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[Sidenote: Chinese Gifts.]

The work of the American Missionary Association among the Chinese in
America is illustrated in the financial statement of the American
Board. Rev. Jee Gam, who has charge of the work among his fellow
Chinamen in San Francisco, has just sent a check of one hundred
dollars to the American Board for the North China Christian Relief
Fund. This money was all contributed by members of the Chinese
churches on the Pacific Slope. Other contributions are promised. No
one can doubt that a large element in the evangelization of China
must be the Chinese of America.

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[Sidenote: Congregational Associations Among the Highlands.]

The Cumberland Valley Association of Congregational Churches met in
Jellico, Tenn., September 14th. The churches of the association were
generally represented. Churches of other denominations at Jellico
welcomed the meeting of the association and cordially entertained the
delegates. The increase in the population of Jellico and the
surrounding districts has greatly emphasized the importance of our
work in that region.

The Cumberland Plateau Association of Congregational Churches and
Sunday schools met with the church at Grand View, Tenn., September
26-27th. The meeting was one of unusual interest. The work on the
Plateau, as represented in the reports from the churches, was on the
whole encouraging.

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[Sidenote: Interesting Convention.]

An interesting convention of colored men was held in Boston, August
23d-24th. This convention, known as the Negro Business Men's
Conference, was a meeting of great importance and interest. Principal
Booker T. Washington and other prominent colored men were present,
and large attention was given to the consideration of the Negroes in
the business world, their place and opportunities. The topics covered
a large field bearing upon the self-support and business
opportunities and responsibilities of the Negroes. The gathering was
largely representative from different parts of the country, and the
discussions were able and comprehensive. A permanent organization was
formed to be known as a business league, the purpose of which is to
promote and develop business methods and to create larger confidence
on the part of the Negroes themselves in their own ability. As a
whole the convention was very encouraging and hopeful.

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[Sidenote: Texas.]

Several friends have sent contributions to this office to help those
who have suffered from the terrible storm in Galveston and the
interior of Texas. These gifts have been forwarded to a missionary
pastor near Galveston and will be wisely administered.

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LE MOYNE NORMAL INSTITUTE.

PROF. A. J. STEELE, MEMPHIS, TENN.


The school bears the honored name of one who, in the long years of
the anti-slavery agitation, was known as an uncompromising friend of
human freedom. It stands, with its nearly thirty years of successful
work, a most fitting memorial of his life and labors for humanity. A
personal friend and an associate of Dr. Strieby of sacred memory, in
the anti-slavery crusade, Dr. F. Julius Le Moyne, of Washington, Pa.,
seeing the great need of education and practical training for the
freed people of the South and anticipating a bequest made in his
will, advanced to the American Missionary Association some twenty
thousand dollars for the establishment of the school at Memphis.

[Illustration: PRINCIPAL A. J. STEELE.]

The school building and a "Home" for the workers, made necessary by
the needs of the work and the adverse feeling toward teachers of
colored schools, were erected and the school was opened in October,
1871. From that time till now the American Missionary Association has
had charge of this school.

It was the wish of Dr. Le Moyne that the work of the school should be
prosecuted along the most practical lines, to meet the more pressing
demands of an untrained race, and to this end he stipulated that the
so-called "dead languages" should form no part of its course of
study, and that it should be adapted to the relief of the most
pressing wrongs and needs of the colored people in the struggle for
life to which emancipation had brought them. His wishes have been
respected and the school has remained distinctively an English
school, with as great attention to industrial training as time and
means would allow.

The growth of the school, in all that counts to strengthen and
confirm its influence and usefulness, has been steady and
uninterrupted from the beginning, with its attendance of 250 pupils
of low grades, to the present year, with an enrollment of over 700,
distributed through its twelve years of study and training, over 200
of whom are in the Normal Department fitting for the work of
teaching.

[Illustration: LE MOYNE INSTITUTE AND MISSION HOME.]

The first class of two was graduated in 1876; since that over two
hundred young people have received the diploma of the school, most of
whom are living useful, self-respecting lives in the many communities
where they have found homes.

To meet the needs of this constant growth the buildings have been
enlarged repeatedly and a separate building for manual training,
woodworking, printing, etc., has been erected.

Probably the most apparent work accomplished by the school has been
the training of teachers for the public schools, hundreds of whom
have gone out from our training and are now doing good work in
Tennessee and the adjoining States of Arkansas and Mississippi.

Under the direction of the same principal for all but the first two
years of its existence, the school has become the centre of many
lines of influence extending in many directions and affecting many
interests among the people. A library of some three thousand volumes
has been gathered and has proved of great value to the students and
to the community. Nothing else so directly and surely acts to train
to thoughtful and self-respecting lives as an acquaintance with the
literature of the English language and with the personalities of the
great minds who have produced it.

One of the cherished purposes of the school is to fit up a number of
"traveling libraries," each of a score or so of volumes, carefully
selected to place at the disposal, in routine order, of graduates of
the school teaching in country communities.

The public school teachers (colored) of the county have for years
held monthly meetings at Le Moyne Institute, and for the past year
have received regular instruction in the teaching of vocal music from
the director of music of the school.

[Illustration: GRADUATE TEACHERS, LE MOYNE INSTITUTE.]

The Alumni Association is an active and influential organization
which acts with the institution in many ways, carrying on a course of
lectures each term by prominent men of the community and assisting
materially by the contribution of money for its Industrial work. At
the present time this association has in hand a fund of over $200, to
be used in this way, while, at the same time, it is purchasing a new
piano for use in the Music Department. Few of our schools have more
loyal supporters among their graduates than Le Moyne. Coherence and
co-operation in racial interests are quite lacking and much needed
among the colored people, such co-operation as is best illustrated by
the Texas movement, described by the Hon. R. L. Smith, of Oakland,
Texas, in a recent issue of _The Independent_. Such work as has been
done at Oakland is, in many places, quietly being set on foot, with
varying degrees of success, by students and associations of students,
who had their training in schools of the American Missionary
Association. The immediate aim and end of all our work is the social
betterment of the people, and in the end its efficiency will be
measured according as it succeeds or fails in this respect.

The history of education in America, written largely during the past
thirty years, has few features of wider interest or deeper meaning
than the establishment and remarkable development of the "mission
schools" among the colored people of the South since their
emancipation. The spelling-book followed hard by the teachings of the
Bible, constituted the course of instruction at the beginning; this
simple beginning has developed into a great system of training and
instruction that exemplifies the latest and best methods of education
and of school administration known anywhere, from the kindergarten
through the common school branches, with manual or industrial
training, to the normal school and college. These ideas and methods
have very generally been extended and adopted into the common public
schools and the higher state institutions, mostly taught and managed
by graduates of the mission schools.

[Illustration: CHILDREN'S CHILDREN, LE MOYNE INSTITUTE.]

All this growth of educational institutions and facilities would have
been impossible except that along with it and acting as the
underlying cause of and reason for it, there has gone a corresponding
development of individuals of the race and of the race collectively,
for whose uplifting it has most providentially been brought into
existence.

The illustration entitled "Children's Children," accompanying this
article, shows a class of children whose _grandparents_, direct from
slavery, began with awkward, faltering steps to tread the "hidden
paths of knowledge," and whose parents in their turn were graduated
from the Normal department of Le Moyne School.

These grandchildren, one of whom in May, 1900, received from the
hands of the principal the same diploma that, more than twenty years
before, had been handed her mother, stand a proof positive, that may
be read by those who run, of individual and racial development, not
to be gainsaid or doubted. They possess a mental horizon far wider
and more luminous than that of their grandparents, direct from
bondage, and they are responsive to influences and emotions to which
both parents and grandparents were strangers.

These "children's children," and there are thousands of them
throughout the South, stand now as the hope and promise of the race.
They represent practically a new race, with new and higher ideals and
aims than their parents or grandparents could know. These ideals are
not only those of a wider intellectual life, they reach out to the
home, to industrial occupations and up to a purer, more practical
form of worship as expressive of the religious life.

If you would come at the fountain and source of this purer, broader,
safer life, in all these walks of life, come with me and look through
the various departments of Le Moyne Institute, or any one of a large
number of similar schools of the American Missionary Association,
founded and supported chiefly by the benevolent people of the North.
In the line of intellectual awakening a glimpse into classes in
history, in literature, science and mathematics, backed up by the
influence coming from personal association with trained, Christian
instructors, and you will not fail to recognize the means, entirely
adequate to produce the result in question before you.

Would you lay your hand on the springs that have transformed the
home, step with me to the sewing-room where, month after month and
year after year, the children are trained in needlework, in the
cutting, fitting and making of the wearing apparel that the home must
provide; into the experimental kitchen where every girl at the proper
stage of her training is taught the value of various foods and has
practice in preparing them, where in fact all that pertains to the
administration of the household is carefully studied and practiced
under the direction of a skillful instructor.

The well-equipped woodworking shop, with its orderly benches and its
system of drafting, of joining and of general construction, is giving
the boy the best use of his hands and placing within his reach the
power to build his own house and keep it in repair, or to go on to
the mastery of a useful trade and through it to the securing of a
means of livelihood. The printing office, too, gives yet another line
of hand training and at the same time of intellectual accuracy in
other directions and studies.

For the special Normal training of teachers the practice of teaching
in the lower grades and classes under the supervision of a regular
critic teacher, is carried through the greater part of the senior
year, after the study of psychology has been mastered and the
principles of school management have been taught.

And, finally, throughout the course the Bible, with its hopes and
promises, its warnings and denunciations of evil conduct, is
constantly taught and its sanctions utilized in the formation and
strengthening of character, and in most cases it is found powerful in
leading to the choice of the Christian life.

Thus is the work of Le Moyne Institute summarized, and such would it
be found any day in the year. Its teachers, in their life as a
family, in the teachers' home, comprise a "social settlement" that
was in successful operation years before the name came to have any
significance among the forces working for the social uplifting of the
poor and the outcast of society.

[Illustration: CLASS OF 1900, LE MOYNE INSTITUTE.]

One other feature is worthy of mention with the work at Memphis, that
is, the cordial and mutually helpful relations existing between the
church and the school. They supplement, each, the work of the other,
and pastor and teachers plan and work together for the same end, the
general betterment of all the people.

Finally, Le Moyne school has from the first been fortunate in gaining
and holding the respect and esteem of the best, most thoughtful white
people of Memphis, and of many other communities from which our
students have come and back into which they have again returned, to
act as regulating, renewing agencies among the people. Surely the
workers in the field should not be slow nor timid in asking for the
means to carry forward and to make more effective such a work as
this. It is not a losing battle we wage. Every heart and life that
has come into near and vital contact with the work has been itself
quickened and inspired by a service so effective and life-giving. It
is the old story ever repeated--"He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed, shall doubtless return again, bearing his
sheaves with him."

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REINFORCEMENTS FROM AVERY INSTITUTE.


From Avery Normal Institute, Charleston, S. C., twenty-three young
men and women have entered upon the active responsibilities of life,
having been graduated from that institution. This constitutes a
valuable body of reinforcements to the work which the American
Missionary Association is doing in that State for the educational and
moral uplifting of the people. The heroism involved in securing their
education, both on the part of the pupils and their parents, is
emphasized in the record of the facts.

Nearly all of this interesting class are residents in the city, but
from one of the islands we had one young lady, and two came from the
country. In this band of twenty-three is represented every phase of
city life, also the life on the islands and on the plantations.

A few came from homes of comparative comfort and represent the better
phase of social life in the city; their parents know nothing
personally of the old system of ante bellum days. Others are children
of freedmen, who knew in younger years all the bitterness of bondage.
Representatives of such families are diminishing in numbers year by
year as the events of the war are being removed farther into history.
One of these graduates is the daughter of a government official, the
lighthouse keeper on Morris Island, where he has proved his fidelity
by long years of continuous service.

To nearly every one commencement day has been the goal of their
ambition for many years, while to the parents the keeping of the
daughter or the son to the end of the course has been a severe
struggle, demanding many sacrifices, which have been endured in the
hope or resolve to see their children have a better chance in the
start in life than was ever offered the parent.

Twenty of the class are faithful members of some evangelical church,
and have proved the sincerity of their profession by consistent,
Christian lives while in school.

Two of the men and as many of the young women planned to continue
their studies. These have taken the preparatory course along with the
normal in the hope that some way might be offered for a continuance
of study in one of the American Missionary Association colleges, but
stern necessity compels nearly all to enter at once the ranks of
wage-earners, and they must-seek positions as teachers or in some
other line of employment.

Several have won high standing as scholars and would distinguish
themselves if they had the opportunity for continued study. One has
already begun his course in pharmacy, and others are at some chosen
line of more or less skilled labor.

The commencement exercises here, as everywhere, were full of interest
and attracted an immense crowd. All who appeared before the public
acquitted themselves well, and the commencement of 1900 passed into
history as one of the most successful the Institute has known. Thus
we sow beside all waters; what shall the harvest be?

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WHAT OUR GRADUATES DO--AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE.

PRES. OSCAR ATWOOD, NEW ORLEANS.


The case of Rev. James A. Herod, of Abbeville, La., is very
interesting. He came from Arkansas to New Orleans to enter Straight
University. He had been told that he could obtain an education there
at very moderate cost by working for the institution. When he arrived
he inquired for "the boss," being ignorant of the proper appellation
of the head of the school. He was admitted as a student and remained
long enough to complete the normal course and also the English course
in theology.

As a student Mr. Herod was not brilliant, but he was faithful. He had
excellent common sense and great moral power. His influence over his
fellow-students was strong and helpful. He won the admiration and
respect of all. We all predicted success for him as he went out from
the University to take up his life-work.

Mr. Herod became pastor of the Congregational Church at Abbeville. It
was then at a very low ebb. He was also made Principal of the public
school of the city. He has labored untiringly and with rare devotion
and his success has been very marked.

The writer had the privilege of visiting Mr. Herod in his field. He
found him pastor of a flourishing church with a comfortable church
edifice and occupying a very nice parsonage. He met the Mayor of the
city, the Superintendent of Schools and several of the representative
white citizens, with whom he had conversations relating to Mr.
Herod's work. These men bore willing testimony to its importance and
value. They affirmed that he had built up his church and had done
very much to elevate the colored people, that he had won the love and
esteem of his race and also the confidence and respect of the best
white people. Mr. Herod practises thrift; has a bank account and
teaches the people economy and business honor.

The white people treat him with courtesy and show their appreciation
of his work in many ways. There is now a very kindly feeling between
the two races, largely owing to the efforts of this devoted man.
There is very much to encourage in this case. There are other
graduates who are doing a similar work.

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SCHOOL LIFE IN PORTO RICO.

PROF. CHARLES B. SCOTT, PORTO RICO.


I was sitting in my room at the hotel at Lares, tired out after two
days on pony-back, my first trip into the mountains of the interior,
and my first experience on horseback. My long ride and consequent
fatigue, my position, far from home, family and friends, in a new
region where language, food, customs, all were strange, made me feel
most lonesome. Only a good night's sleep could ward off a threatened
attack of home-sickness, a longing to see the land and hear the
language "that God made," as the boys in blue express it.

Suddenly a new sound aroused me, drew me to the porch, and brought a
relief which only travelers who have been far from the homeland can
realize. Four young girls on the next porch, scarcely visible in the
gathering darkness, were singing:

  "Mee condree, teez os tee,
  Shweet land of lee-bertee,
  Os tee we zeeng.
  Land where mee fathers died.
  Land os tee peel-greem's pride,
  From ef ree mountain side
  Let freedom reeng."

[Illustration: SCHOOL BOY IN PORTO RICO.]

No one saw the tears that came or knew about the restful feeling
which followed me into dreamland. I had not left my country. Its
spirit, its love of liberty, the happy "songs in the night" which it
had put into the mouths of its sons and daughters, had preceded me.

Every night during my stay in Lares, the four girls, one of them a
daughter of the alcalde, or mayor, who made me understand that they
had learned this song from their teacher, sang America for "el
Americano," whose coming and talk about a possible school had made
such a stir in their beautiful village.

When we opened an American Missionary Association school in Santurce
and later in Lares, was it strange that America was the first song
taught to the children? How quickly they learned it and how they sang
it, with a spirit and enjoyment which I have rarely seen equaled.
Then followed: "Rally Round the Flag," "The Star Spangled Banner,"
and "Marching through Georgia." They were the best means of
instilling the spirit of patriotism and most effective agencies in
training the pupils to keep together and follow a leader.

One day I heard several Porto Ricans singing with such spirit and
earnestness a strange, rather weird melody; they told me it was
"Borinquen," their national song extolling the beauties of their
island home--called Borinquen by the original inhabitants. When I
proposed in school one day, after singing America, that we would try
Borinquen, if one of the older young ladies would lead us, the quiet
that came over the school, the brightening of faces and air of
expectancy, removed all possible doubt about their love of their
island. After that America and Borinquen usually came together. Every
Porto Rican and Spaniard learned to sing America.

[Illustration: PRIMARY CHILDREN, LARES, PORTO RICO.]

But the songs we sang impressed on these music-loving boys and girls
thoughts other than those of love of country. Within a month after
opening most children could sing "Jesus Loves Me," and the little
primary children rarely failed to ask for this when given a choice.
Later came "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and other religious
songs. When they afterward heard from the Bible, read in Spanish and
in English, the story of Jesus taking the children into his arms, the
song had prepared for the story and the story made the song mean
more. Nearly all learned to say, in Spanish or English or both:
"Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for
of such is the kingdom of heaven."

So the songs opened the way for Bible stories and Bible verses. The
little first grade children studied about Abraham, and the others
learned about David as a boy, a shepherd, a servant in the king's
palace, a fugitive from Saul and as being King of Israel. Nearly all
learned the Twenty-third Psalm and several of the Beatitudes.

We were afraid the parents might object to the religious songs and
Bible stories and withdraw the pupils from the school. But they did
not, not one, so far as we knew. Several told me that they wanted
their children not merely to learn to read and to become intelligent
Americans, but that they wanted them to grow up as good men and women
and were glad to have them taught these things. During the last two
months some time was given nearly every day, in each room, to Bible
stories or Bible study.

[Illustration: CARNIVAL, SAN JUAN, PORTO RICO.]

We soon found that our Porto Rican boys and girls know very little
about study or attention or self-control and obedience. In most homes
they do much as they please. In school they had been accustomed to
studying out loud, to learning by heart without understanding, to
reciting in concert, and to talking as much as they pleased. They are
quick-tempered and apt to fly into a passion. They lack greatly in
perseverance or "stick-to-it-iveness."

The schoolroom was a noisy, distracting place for a time; the
playground was the scene of frequent uproars and even fights. They
seemed to have no idea of playing together or following a leader or
of organizing and keeping up games.

But they were kindly and friendly in spirit and most courteous and
polite, much more so than most American children in similar schools.
They certainly appreciated warmly what we were doing for them and
were most anxious to do as the children do in American schools. They
lacked the life and tendency to mischief of American children. After
a few weeks there was little trouble about discipline or order, and
they learned to control themselves better and to pay better
attention. It took months to break the habit of studying aloud, and
will take years to instil habits of perseverance and self-reliance.

The most helpful means of training in attention, instant obedience
and self-control were the daily calisthenic exercises, which they all
enjoyed and entered into with spirit.

Space permits only hasty reference to other lessons taught without
books in our school, lessons in self-respect. Every child was
expected to pay a small tuition, in money or labor, only a peseta,
equivalent to twelve American cents, a week, but enough to inculcate
the feeling that they were paying for what they got. At first it was
hard to get the money. They had to be reminded again and again, but
week by week they became more regular and seemed to take more pride
in handing the teacher each Tuesday morning their silver coin. Much
to our surprise there was, toward the last, very little delay or
difficulty in getting the tuition.

In the Santurce school a sewing-class was organized to give fifteen
very poor girls, all colored, an opportunity to "earn their
tuition,"--as we told them--by sewing for us an hour or two every
Saturday. Most of them had rarely handled a needle. They did not make
many garments, but they learned considerable about sewing, were as
regular as clockwork every Saturday morning, and appreciated better
the education which they thus earned. Wasn't this better than some
book lessons?

Another lesson in self-respect came from the idea--which the children
gained without a word from us--that those who attended the American
school must be clean and must have clothes and shoes and stockings.
At least half of the children at the Santurce school came from the
poorer classes, most of them from the shack district. A walk through
this section would show most of the children under seven absolutely
naked, and nine-tenths of the parents and older children barefooted,
the girls and women bareheaded, with only indispensable clothing,
often ragged and dirty. A glance into our schoolrooms or at the
company trooping out at noon or at four o'clock showed only children
with shoes and stockings, as neatly dressed, as clean as those coming
from any school in the States. The dirty or ragged or barefooted
would not come. Before or after school, or on Saturdays or Sundays,
some of them could scarcely be recognized in their home-clothes. The
good clothes and the shoes were often worn only at school and at the
fiestas or on holidays.

How many times, looking up absent children, we found that they were
away because of dirty clothes, or because the one good suit was being
washed, or because shoes were worn out. Frequently we furnished them
with shoes or clothes, trying to devise some way by which they could
work for them, earn them. This education in neatness and self-respect
was not book education, but it was more valuable than much learned
from books.

[Illustration: NATIVE HOUSE. SANTURCE, PORTO RICO.]

During the school-year our two hundred and fifty school children
needed and used at least twice as much clothing as in any similar
previous period of their lives. Does not that show how education and
Christianity increase needs and develop business and commerce?

But we have been talking about schools and pupils with scarcely a
word about books or classes. We had them, much as in American
schools. At first, with children who spoke and understood only
Spanish and teachers who knew little Spanish, there were great
difficulties and progress was slow. The book and class-work were not
as interesting or encouraging as some of the other lessons I have
told about.

The children were quick and "picked up" English rapidly. When words
would not serve they could talk with hands and head and shoulders and
whole body, much better than can American children. They were patient
and had good memories, but found it hard to think. I judge that they
had rarely been expected or taught to think for themselves.
Arithmetic was hard for them. Reading in Spanish--where each letter,
vowel or consonant has, in general, but one sound and there are no
silent letters--was very easy. But reading and spelling in
English--where they could not know what sound to give to a letter,
and what letters had no sound--was most trying. However, they did,
even in reading English, as well as we had any right to expect.

[Illustration: SAN JUAN HARBOR, PORTO RICO.]

Were there no discouragements? Hosts of them. But the encouragements
were so much greater. It was hard to get them to study. Sometimes it
seemed that they would never learn to think. The noises of the
street, the curious crowds about the doors, the dogs which would
insist on making themselves at home in the schoolroom, were trying.
It was warm all winter--how odd that word sounded to us!--between 85
and 90 degrees on Christmas day. But most trying and discouraging of
all was the irregular attendance, day after day, one-fifth,
one-quarter, even one-third absent. There was much sickness. During
February and March grip and "catarros" or colds kept many away. But
much of the absence was due to carelessness, the almost weekly
"fiestas" or church feasts or holidays, the errands to San Juan, the
lack of clothing, the fear of rain, anything, everything and nothing.
And yet they were deeply interested in the school, and parents had
sacrificed much to send their boys and girls to school and were
anxious for them to get an education. But the lower classes have not
learned to do anything regularly or in order. They attend school as
they eat, work and sleep--as they live. This condition calls for
another lesson, outside of the books, a hard, slow lesson which the
schools must teach.

Did the American Missionary Association schools pay? Did we feel
rewarded for some sacrifices and privations? At Santurce a colored
mother came in just before we left the house for the boat to the
States to thank us for what we had done for her three girls. Her face
and eyes told more than her Spanish tongue could convey to us. At
Lares the whole afternoon and evening before our teachers left there
was a constant stream of children and mothers and sisters and
fathers, Spanish, many or most of them, coming to say good-bye, to
thank the teachers, the Misses Blowers, Blinka and French, for what
they had done; to beg them, many with tears running down their
cheeks, to come back to them in the fall.

And yet we have only begun to plow the ground and to sow the seed.
What will the harvest be? Only He can tell for whom the sowing is
done and who alone giveth the increase.

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As this magazine goes to press our missionaries are leaving for the
work of the new year in Porto Rico. During the summer they have been
busy among churches, Sunday-schools and Endeavor Societies seeking to
stimulate a larger interest for the wonderful work opening in this
island territory. An extensive campaign has been carried on
throughout Ohio and Michigan by Prof. Scott and Rev. Mr. Edwards. In
the East, Miss Blowers has told the story of the needs and
possibilities of the Porto Rican children. We appreciate the cordial
interest manifested in this work. These missions need reinforcement
by the increase of the number in teachers and evangelists. There
should be buildings erected for the schools and chapels at different
points. New fields should be occupied in the near future. The work
demands a large place in the interest and contributions of our
Sunday-schools and Endeavor Societies as well as our churches.

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AMONG THE INDIANS.

Missionary Work in Out-Stations.

REV. G. W. REED, NORTH DAKOTA.


In some of our Indian mission fields the name out-station is a
misnomer. It is especially so on the Standing Rock Reservation where
there has never been a mission boarding-school to make prominent a
central station. Ten years ago all of the 3,700 Indians came to the
agency every two weeks for their rations of meat, flour, etc. For
four or five days, including Sunday, they all camped in a radius of
five miles. Here was a fine opportunity for religious work. Here
naturally was built the first chapel which was the home of the first
church organization though the original members lived in South
Dakota, 32 miles from their chapel, which was in North Dakota.

[Illustration: GREAT EXPECTATIONS.]

But to-day the out-station is emphatically the in-station, in the
heart of the various Indian communities; for four sub issue stations
have been established, and with few exceptions the people are
compelled to travel not over twenty-five miles to get their bi-weekly
rations. There is no good reason why they should be away from home
more than two days for this purpose. This arrangement has given great
prominence to the so-called out-station--which is in charge of a
native preacher and his wife, both of like importance in the work, in
the heart of an Indian community, letting its light shine every day
in the year. The people are becoming more and more scattered, making
the day-school well nigh an impossibility and greatly diminishing the
attendance at all but Sunday religious meetings.

[Illustration: OUR FIRST CHAPEL, STANDING ROCK, N. D.]

It is no uncommon thing to find a family with no neighbor within a
mile. They have found it easier to haul a few loads of wood in
winter than many loads of hay 10 to 15 miles in summer. They are
living out where they can find a good range and plenty of hay for
their cattle.

In the day of villages the native preacher having his people closely
about him could have a well-attended school, where parents and
children learned to read the Word of God in their own language,
through the long evenings of the winter months.

[Illustration: SUMMER CAMP OF INDIANS.]

The compulsory attendance of all the children from 6 to 18 years of
age in school, mostly in boarding-schools, has closed the mission
_day_-school, and the native worker has become preacher and pastor
and no longer a school teacher. Ten years ago the work of our native
workers could be closely planned by the white missionary, but to-day
he must plan his own work largely to fit ever changing conditions,
and learn to make each day count most for Christ. These men must be
men of fidelity, men who have been trained in our Oahe or Santee
schools, men who have a much larger knowledge of the Bible than their
fellows. There have never been half enough of such for the work.

David Many Bulls, one of the best men we ever had, never went to
school a year in his life, but he was an exception in his successful
work. He was stationed 70 miles from a white missionary. Well do I
remember the starting of this out-station.

It was an out-station, away out from anywhere, but the few people
there were urgent for a teacher, and promised to help all they could
and furnish logs for a meeting-house. I travelled over 600 miles back
and forth before we had a house for the preacher and his family. At
first he lived in a tent, and in November it was cold. In the change
from one community to another he was cheated out of his beef issues
for a month. He suffered this with other wrongs rather than make
complaint which might make enemies for his new work. Few attended his
school and religious services even on Sunday, but he never lost
heart. When his little babe was sick, and all his people were away
for weeks, though sorely tempted to go back down the river 70 miles
to his relatives, he stuck to his post, and when the little one died
took this long journey for its burial and in a week was back at his
work.

Though not strong physically, he seldom failed to travel the 100
miles round trips with his people when they went for rations in the
cold of winter, and these, with his rides in house-to-house
visitations, hastened his death after one year of most faithful and
arduous work. Five men in succession have followed him, tried to do
the work and given it up as too hard. And it is hard, for the people
have done little in six years to help themselves.

An out-station work of 15 years' growth has been more hopeful, and
last year resulted in a church organization, and this year the people
have voted to pay in part the salary of their pastor whom they have
chosen for a year. There have been few changes in native workers at
this place and this fact has been a hopeful factor in the good
results.

In proportion to its membership their women's society has led all
others in its contributions. When they wanted a nice bell the people
raised two-thirds of its cost. When they built their chapel, they
raised two-fifths of its cost. When they wanted pews for it they paid
two-thirds of their cost. They were the first to build a good
cemetery fence, the first to enclose their chapel with a substantial
fence. One of their number placed in the edifice a fine memorial
window. From their number have been chosen most of the native workers
for other out-stations.

[Illustration: MESSIAH CHAPEL AND CONGREGATION, N. D.]

The Little Oak Creek people have set the pace in helping themselves.
I enclose a picture of their Messiah Chapel and congregation.

The out-station work among the Cannon Ball people began in 1891,
after the ghost dance trouble, and has had to contend with the
baleful influence of the Indian dance.

[Illustration: CANNON BALL CHAPEL, N. D.]

[Illustration: CANNON BALL OUT-STATION, N. D.]

For two years the native worker lived in a hired house, where all the
meetings were held and the house was generally crowded. Not 200 feet
away was a big dance-house, crowded every Saturday till late in the
night. This was the time given by the native worker and a few trusty
followers for most attractive praise services. The tired dancers, a
few at a time, would drop into the meeting for a half hour. Again the
dance would attract nearly all from the meeting. The result fully
justified the bold experiment, for in a year the dance-house was torn
down and has never been replaced. This people have been a long time
in beginning to help themselves, but in the last few years have given
well to missions and this year are enlarging their small chapel at a
cost of over $400, more than half of which they have given. A picture
of this with congregation is enclosed. With this people the mid-week
prayer-meeting has been the prominent feature, many coming over six
miles to attend. Here most have learned to read the Dakota Bible, by
studying in their own homes with the aid of the native preacher or
others who could read, and good work has been done in Bible study. A
picture of the meeting-house and congregation at our youngest
out-station shows the long dirt-roofed log-house which the people
hope to replace with a chapel, having in hand nearly $100. In such a
house, not always so good, have we begun every out-station.

Only as a worker could be spared from another out-station has work
been done here. In this community the dancers are the ruling element,
though in a quarter of a mile of a large day-school and sub-issue
station. This month we begin with a man in charge of the work. In the
last two years sixteen of these dancers have come into church
membership. Nowhere else does our work come into such close conflict
with heathen practices. But sickness and death of many children have
made tender the hearts of heathen parents and opened the way for the
bearer of words of true comfort.

[Illustration: MANY BEARS' FARM.]

One good thing about the out-station is that it is portable. It is
not expensive. When the Indians move away, it can easily follow them.
But we all are grateful that we have not yet been compelled to test
this qualification. We are striving towards growth and enlargement
and permanency. The success of out station work depends so largely
upon the native worker, his tact, his Bible knowledge, his
spirituality, that in pushing out-station work we must never be
unmindful of the mission boarding-school where he must be trained.
There should be one on every reservation where we are doing work.

This is our crying need to-day--men to man these out-stations, men
who will know more than the children when they return home from the
government boarding-schools; men who have been prepared by years of
religious training in mission schools to stand firmly against heathen
practices and to teach their people wisdom and righteousness in the
humble out-station.

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THE PRESENT CRISIS IN CHINA FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A CHRISTIAN
CHINESE.

REV. JEE GAM, CAL.


Ever since the Boxer outbreak, I have been repeatedly asked by
friends far and near to express my opinion of the matter. I have kept
silent for a long time, but still the requests come, and I feel
constrained to endeavor to set forth some of the facts which caused
the uprising and which resulted in the massacre of so many
missionaries and other foreigners, and thousands of Chinese
Christians. Those who have survived the massacre are destitute and
homeless. Our hearts ache with sorrow for the occurrence of these
outrages. We know of no words that are adequate to express our horror
at them. Every instigator of these cruel wrongs should be severely
punished in proportion to the enormity of his crimes and by this
means make them a lasting warning to the people.

As to most of the poor, ignorant people who perpetrated the crimes,
they are more sinned against than sinning. They are ignorant. They
have been deceived by the lies of men who knew they were lying, and
who thus sent them into the work of the mob and into battle with the
Westerners, to be--thousands of them--slaughtered and tortured, while
the real criminals stayed in the rear. To the relatives and friends
of those missionaries and other foreigners, together with the many
Christians who were massacred, we extend our heartfelt sympathy, and
we cannot but rejoice to say that all these martyrs are happy with
their Lord in Heaven to-day. We also rejoice to know that the blood
of the martyrs will become the seed of the Church.

The Christian Chinese in San Francisco, and many in other cities of
the United States, have held meetings every Tuesday evening, from
9:30 to 10:30 o'clock, to pray for China. Moreover, they have given
many liberal contributions to relieve the suffering Christians in
North China.

The cause of the trouble: The Chinese claimed that they had many good
reasons for this uprising. It has often been charged by many
non-Christian people in California that the missionaries were to
blame for the present outbreak. I think this is unjust. I believe
they are truly good men and have the good of China at heart. They
have wrought a wonderful work. In fact, whatever China has
accomplished is due to the preaching and teaching of these faithful
missionaries. It is true that Romish missions have sometimes become
political machines. Men have joined the Romish Church, and even whole
villages have turned their ancestral halls into Romish chapels in
order to further their causes in the courts through the influence of
French consuls.

I can give you many incidents of this character, but one is
sufficient. Several of the Congregational and Presbyterian Christians
in the village of Lung How Lee, of the Hoy Ping District, not far
from Canton, had a piece of land there and were building a free
schoolhouse, which was almost completed, when the enemies of the
Mission rose and destroyed the building; worse than this, several of
the rioters met and outraged a girl relative of one of the
Christians. This girl, because of her disgrace, committed suicide by
hanging. The Christians had the perpetrators before the District
Magistrate, who was about to punish them; when suddenly all their
relatives, together with the accomplices, about seventy in number,
went to Canton and joined the Catholic Church. They then got their
priests and the French Consul to plead for their imprisoned relatives
before the Chinese Governor. The result was that every one of the
culprits was released and the cases dismissed. These infamous
criminals, as soon as they were set at liberty, committed further
outrages; they attacked the Christians, drove them from their homes
and village, and plundered all they had. All these crimes were
committed before the eyes of the Catholic priests. How could they
tolerate such detestable acts. It makes our blood boil to see such
outrages. We are at a loss to understand why the Catholic priests
admitted such people to their churches, and why the French Consul so
blindly used his influence to liberate such criminals. These things
have not only occurred repeatedly in the Kwong Tung Province of South
China, but also throughout the whole Empire. The Catholic people have
not only wronged the Christians, but also the non-Christians, and
thus a strong sentiment is created against them.

Whenever there is a chance to pay back, these people will inflict a
heavy blow. In fact, these Catholics have already suffered the
consequences of their wrong-doing; this is why there were so many
more Catholics massacred than Protestants in the recent uprising.

But why should the people have killed the Christians at all? Well, in
a time of anti-foreign uprising the people are easily misled. The
rioter, and those anxious to plunder would surely say: "The
Christians are just the same as the Catholics," so they killed them
to effect robbery.

It is also true that the missionaries, especially those of Catholic
faith, have often been, by ignorant people, charged with decoying
children into their missionary compound and then killing them in
order to gouge their eyes out and secure their hearts from which to
make medicines. And again, we have heard silly rumors like these: The
foreigners send their missionaries to China to first win the hearts
of the people, and then come with armies to take China for their own.
All these different rumors have had their origin in Buddhist and
Taoist priests, who have shown most bitter jealousy toward
Christianity and missionaries.

While these absurd rumors have done a great deal of mischief by
inciting the people in the recent outbreak, they are very
insignificant when compared with the bitter feeling aroused by the
greedy grabbing of Chinese territory by the different Powers. All
praise to the United States, for she is the only nation that does not
covet Chinese territory. The other Powers are all eager and are doing
their utmost to have China partitioned, so that they may each seize
upon the territory they covet. In fact Russia had already taken Port
Arthur, Newchang and other important places, and had practically
taken in possession the whole of Shen King Province and Manchuria,
and still they want the Pechili Province.

Germany had taken Kiachau and a large strip of valuable land from the
Shan Tung Province, and now she wants more; she wants that whole
Province, and God alone knows what else she is after.

Great Britain took Hong Kong and then Wei-hai-wei, and lately grabbed
Kowloon and for some time past her covetous eye has been firmly fixed
on the Yangtse valley.

France made seizure of Anam and Tong King several years ago and since
then she is scheming to extend her northern boundary line far into
the Quang Se and Yun Nan Provinces; she is planning soon to grab the
beautiful island of Hainan.

Japan has also become insatiable. She has already grabbed the Island
of Formosa and now she is waiting impatiently to take forcible
possession of the Foo Kien Province. And even Italy has become
avaricious. She tried to grab San Mon Bay several years ago, but
being single-handed, she failed in her attempt. And perhaps she is
now using the power of the Allies to accomplish her greedy design.
When the news of this grabbing reached from one end of the Empire to
the other, does any one wonder that the Chinese felt harsh toward the
foreigners? If anyone has any doubt in this regard, let him just put
himself in a Chinaman's place and he will know it at once. So, I say,
the greedy grabbing for territory by the different Powers is the
principal cause for the recent uprising.

Then, again, there is the spirit of commercialism which has caused
great enmity between China and the Western nations. For instance, in
the year 1840, Great Britain, for greedy gain declared war against
China. The cause of the war was the destruction of over 20,000 chests
of opium by the mandarins in their efforts to prevent its
introduction into the Empire. This opium had previously been brought
into China by British merchants. The mandarins repeatedly objected to
its introduction and made frequent complaints to the British. The
Governor at Canton issued a proclamation prohibiting the people using
opium and saying that all violators would be beheaded. He afterwards
found one of his sons a victim to its use, so taking him out to a
public place, he caused him to be beheaded before thousands of
spectators. The mandarins continued to use every means in their power
to keep opium out of China, but all to no avail. At length, in 1840,
when they destroyed the 20,000 chests of opium, England claimed a
just cause for war, and from this time on, at the cannon's mouth,
opium has been forced upon China. Just think! opium, one of the worst
poisons known to mankind. Opium has been and is the source of great
revenue to England, but it is the greatest curse to China. It has
ruined her to the very core, and is one of the great causes of the
decay of the Empire. Many thousands of handsome, vigorous, and
hopeful young men are brought every day by its use to untimely
deaths. Oh! how the good people of China hate opium. How the poor
fathers and mothers weep for their opium cursed sons. How many wives
shed bitter tears day and night! How many little children go hungry
because their fathers have become opium fiends! Yea, how many of
these little ones were even sold by their opium-crazed fathers! What
sorrow opium has brought to the homes.

And England has thrived at the expense of the Chinese. While England
has been accumulating her ill-gotten gains, opium has devastated the
population of China. It seems to me that no one but a Chinese can
understand the misery. No wonder a Chinese official of high rank made
the following ever-memorable request to a retiring British Minister:
"I am sorry you are going away, but as you have to, I do wish so much
that you would take your opium with you back to England!" And, I
daresay, that was the greatest slap Great Britain has ever received.
Christian England! I beseech you to visit the homes which your opium
has ruined and desolated. Christian England! I beseech you to rise
and call a halt in your infamous traffic. Christian England! Be quick
and make amends, for unless you do so, God will never forgive you.

There are many ways in which England can redeem the wrong she has
done to China. First of all, she should stop the traffic in opium.
Then she can also redeem herself to-day by joining the United States
and Japan to bring about a speedy and peaceful settlement of the
trouble in China. If these three powers should declare that they
would never permit her dismemberment, China would certainly be
preserved. If this good work is accomplished, the United States,
England and Japan will be China's greatest friends. They will be
rewarded with commerce and other special privileges. In other words
they will receive a thousand-fold in return.

But to grab China by the throat and say to her, "Give us the best you
have," is barbarous and non-Christian; for it is contrary to the
teaching of Christ. To take advantage of China's weakness is inhuman.
China, to-day, is like a man who married in the late years of his
life, and was blessed with a large family of children who were too
young to be of any service to him. For the last few years he was
sickly and weak. The house in which he himself and family lived was a
fine one, and was the only inheritance from his father; but his many
neighbors, who were rich and powerful, and able to assist and
establish him if they wished, were, unfortunately, a little selfish,
and looked toward his inheritance with longing eyes. Five of the
neighbors, with an insatiable desire for gain, and with the forced
consent of the owner, took those rooms which each deemed best for his
own interest and gain. These neighbors are now devising schemes and
pretences by which they may grab the best remaining portions. To some
minds it seems best that this heritage should be thus partitioned,
and they claim that it is the only way to develop and improve this
possession, thus utterly ignoring the claims and interests of the
lawful possessors.

And now, friends, China is the inheritance, and the covetous and
greedy neighbors are those whom I have mentioned above. How much
better it would be for all the great civilized and Christian nations
to make a unanimous effort to help preserve, build up and
Christianize China, rather than to tear her to pieces.

Of course, I must admit that the Chinese Government, viz., the
Empress Dowager, is also responsible for the present state of affairs
in China. She was deceived by Prince Tuan, the great anti-foreign
leader, who represented to her that the Boxers possessed a most
remarkable power, by the exercise of which they were able to close
the mouths of the foreign cannon and also to render themselves
bulletproof. They also told her that they were the best fighters, the
best protectors of her dynasty, and the best men to drive out the
foreigners. But lately we learn that she greatly regrets the step she
has taken, and has issued two edicts urging the Boxers to disperse to
their homes and be law-abiding subjects, that they were to be
destroyed if they should oppose the government troops in any way
whatever. If this is true there is great hope for China. We sincerely
hope that she will at once abdicate and allow the Emperor, Kwang Hsu,
to resume control, for he is just the man that China needs to-day.
Oh! I do wish that the Powers would demand his return to the throne!
I am certain that the Powers can render no better service to China
than to make this demand and see to it that it is complied with. If
the Emperor were again in power there would be an easy settlement of
the present trouble. The outcome of this general shakeup will
undoubtedly be the upbuilding of the Empire. I am sure that God will
overrule this outbreak for the good of China.

I sincerely believe that God has a great future for China. He has
preserved her for nearly 5,000 years, and He will still preserve her
to His glory. The Land of Sinim is to be won for Christ. The Chinese
Empire will then have the same footing as other nations, for her
subjects have the making of a great people. The Chinese who became
Christians in America will also be a great factor in building up
China. God's plan is beyond the comprehension of man. He saw that
America did not send forth missionaries fast enough, so He brought
out the secluded Chinese to this country to be Christianized by the
disciples of Christ, so that they may go back as volunteer
missionaries and thus hasten the conversion of China.

We are sincerely thankful to America for taking the initiative in
negotiations toward preserving the integrity of China. Now, as a
friend and neighbor, let her continue her good work, and may the
European Powers speedily agree to a peaceful settlement of the entire
trouble. Then let America and other Christian nations flood China
with ten thousand Protestant missionaries, for I am sure that this is
one of the best solutions of the Chinese Question, and the only way
to conquer China for Christ.

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Surely every patriotic and Christian American will weigh with
thoughtful attention this earnest plea of our honored friend, Rev.
Jee Gam.--EDITOR.

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Department of Christian Endeavor

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CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS IN THE A. M. A. CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS.

BY REV. GEORGE W. MOORE.


The first Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor of the
District of Columbia was organized fifteen years ago, in the Lincoln
Memorial Congregational Church, Washington, D. C.

When this Society was organized the place of its location, "Hell's
Bottom," was the most notorious section of the national capital.
There were seventeen saloons within two squares of our mission and
several gambling places were in full blast. There were more cutting
and shooting affrays, more police on duty and more subjects for the
hospital and station-house than in any other section of the District
of Columbia. We have known of three murders in the community in a
single night.

[Illustration: REV. GEORGE W. MOORE, TENN.

GENERAL MISSIONARY.]

The Christian Endeavorers of this society aided the pastor in a
crusade against these dens of iniquity which resulted in wiping out
all of the saloons and gambling places, and the community became one
of the best sections of the city. This society has been missionary in
its spirit and methods; besides organizing a Junior Endeavor Society
and seeking its own development and growth, it has been active in
Alley Mission Sunday-schools, Gospel services in hospitals, and
temperance work.

A large number of students, while receiving their training in the
schools and colleges of Washington, became members of the Lincoln
Memorial Endeavor Society. They have since gone out as ministers,
teachers, physicians, lawyers, business men and home makers, carrying
with them the Endeavor spirit throughout the South.

The Christian Endeavor movement in many of our churches in the South
has felt the impulse of this mother society in Washington. There are
now Christian Endeavor Societies in the four Congregational churches
under the American Missionary Association in the District of
Columbia: Lincoln Memorial, Plymouth, The People's, and University
Park Temple. Their pastors, Rev. Messrs, A. P. Miller, A. C. Garner,
T. M. Nixon and S. N. Brown are all wide-awake Christian Endeavorers.

The Christian Endeavor spirit is felt in all our American Missionary
churches in North Carolina from King's Mountain on the West to
Beaufort-by-the sea. In the summer of 1898 an active campaign of
Christian Endeavor was carried on at Fort Macon, on the Atlantic
Coast, among the colored soldiers of the Third North Carolina
volunteer regiment.

The Field Missionary of the American Missionary Association was aided
in this service by Pastor Newkirk, of Beaufort, and other Christian
workers. Over two hundred of the colored boys in blue enlisted, under
the banner of the Cross, in the army of the Lord.

Sergeant Eaves, a member of the Christian Endeavor Society of our
Lincoln Academy at King's Mountain, was active in Christian work
among his comrades. Secretary Baer, of the United Society of
Endeavor, sent large supplies of the _Christian Endeavor World_ and
literature to us for distribution among the colored soldiers. Mr.
Moody also sent supplies of books for the soldiers which greatly
aided us in our Gospel work for their behalf.

The society at Lincoln Academy, under Miss Lillian Cathcart's
direction, has been a power for good not only in the needy region of
King's Mountain, but throughout the old North State. The society at
the Joseph K. Brick School at Enfield, N. C., under the lead of Prof.
T. S. Inborden, is reaching a large number of youth at this country
place, who in turn carry its spirit and work into their country
communities and homes.

Aggressive Christian Endeavor work is carried on not only in large
centers of population like Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington, but
also in country places like Troy, McLeansville and King's Mountain.

The societies in our churches and schools of South Carolina are doing
a good work in Christian Endeavor. The Endeavor spirit is alive at
Avery Institute and Plymouth Church, Charleston.

Christian Endeavor Hall, at Dorchester Academy, McIntosh, Ga., was
built by the gifts of Northern Endeavorers. This school, with its
church and Endeavor societies, is located in Liberty County, in the
black belt of southeast Georgia. This is one of the most needy
sections of darkest America. The American Missionary Association has
done a noble work of uplifting in their behalf.

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Obituary.

At the last meeting of the Executive Committee--their first meeting
after the death of Dr. Cravath--the following minute was unanimously
adopted to be inscribed in the records of the Association, to be sent
to the bereaved family and to be published in $1:


MINUTE.

In recording the death of Rev. E. M. Cravath, D.D., President of Fisk
University, the Executive Committee desire to express their deep
sense of loss to the institution and to the American Missionary
Association.

In the work of the American Missionary Association Dr. Cravath has
for thirty-five years given his life, having served for ten years as
Field Superintendent and Field Secretary, and for twenty-five
consecutive years as President of the University.

Mustered out of the army as a Chaplain at the close of the war, Dr.
Cravath immediately selected the location which has become the
permanent home of Fisk University and recommended it to the American
Missionary Association. No one person did more toward locating and
founding the institution. No one person has done more toward its
perpetuation and development. The work to which he gave his life, for
reasons well understood, was a difficult one and involved much of
sacrifice; but among the difficulties which he encountered he ever
bore himself with a calm dignity and a wise prudence which, with his
intellectual power and attainments, gave him great prominence and
influence throughout the educational field of the South.

To manage, govern and direct an institution like Fisk University in
its environment, and in the face of many prejudices, called for an
exceptional man. Dr. Cravath comprehended not only its necessities
but its possibilities. He united a marked administrative ability with
his spirit of consecration so that the University constantly
increased in power and influence under his charge. With a large
sympathy for the young he commanded their entire confidence, and by
his fairness and friendliness and power of personal sunny kindliness
secured their cordial co-operation.

To those who worked with him he leaves a precious memory, and to
those for whom he worked an incalculable inheritance. In this
bereavement the Executive Committee desire to extend to Mrs. Cravath
and the afflicted family their sincere Christian sympathy and to
commend them to the unfailing love and care of Him in whose name we
have our common service.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE AT FISK UNIVERSITY.

PROF. J. G. MERRILL.


A memorial service in honor of President Cravath was held in the Fisk
Memorial Chapel on Sunday afternoon, September 30th. Mrs. Moore and
Mrs. Taylor, members of the original Jubilee Company, had charge of
the Jubilee Music. Three of President Cravath's favorite hymns were
sung under the leadership of Prof. Wright. Rev. James Bond, pastor of
Howard Chapel, read appropriate selections of Scripture, including
the story of Moses' vision from Mount Nebo, as the principal passage.
Prayer was offered by Pres. P. B. Guernsey, of Roger Williams
University. President Burrus, for many years connected with Alcorn
College, Miss., and one of the four graduates in the first class at
Fisk, read a paper in which he called to mind the well-nigh
superhuman labors of President Cravath in founding and maintaining
Fisk. His remarks followed the reading of Alumni Resolutions by Rev.
George W. Moore, of the class of '81. Dean G. W. Hubbard, acting
president of Central Tennessee University, spoke upon the "Early
Days." Prof. Denny, of Vanderbilt University, spoke upon "Life the
Manifestation of Manhood." Hon. J. C. Napier addressed the assembly
on "President Cravath as a Citizen." Among the evidences of President
Cravath's citizenship he adduced the fact that he was able to secure
large public improvements in the part of the town where Fisk is
situated, and also the fact that the president's funeral was attended
by a large number of the leading citizens of Nashville. Dr. F. A.
Stewart told of "President Cravath as a Teacher," laying particular
emphasis upon his rare judgment and the love which he inspired toward
himself on the part of his pupils.

Prof. Chase summarized the major facts in President Cravath's life,
tracing to his early days the deep convictions which controlled his
whole career, and to his ancestors and life on the farm his fine
physical endowment. Prof. Morgan, gave some delightful personal
reminiscences, especially concerning his last days when the
conviction was settling down upon him that his end was not far away.

Miss Ballantine read very brief extracts from the large number of
telegrams and letters which the family had received since his death.
These came from the old and the young, the rich and the poor, men of
high position and in the lowly walks of life. The audience was
dismissed by a short prayer and the benediction by Rev. George W.
Moore--an audience rarely surpassed in point of intelligence in the
annals of the University. It was composed very largely of young men
and women, the choicest of the colored people in the city of
Nashville. A goodly number of white citizens were also present.

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RECEIPTS FOR JULY, 1900.

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THE DANIEL HAND EDUCATIONAL FUND

For Colored People.


  Income for July                                       $9,175.00
  Previously acknowledged                               48,626.87
                                                      -----------
                                                       $57,801.87
                                                      ===========


NOTE.--Where no name follows that of the town, the contribution is
from the church and society of that place. Where a name follows, it
is that of the contributing church or individual. S. means
Sunday-school; C. means Church; C. E., the Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor; S. A. means Student Aid.


CURRENT RECEIPTS.


MAINE, $358.73.

Auburn, Mission Band of C., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 9. Bath,
Winter St. C., 21.13. Brewer, First, 15. Cumberland Mills, C. E. of
Warren Ch., 5. Gorham, John A. Waterman, 5. Harpswell Center, Miss E.
P. Morse, bbl. Goods, _for Talladega C._ Litchfield Corners, C. E.,
2.50. Portland, State St., Sewing C., _for Meridian, Miss._, 5. South
Freeport, Ladies' M. Soc., bbl. Goods, _for Talladega C._ Woodfords,
"A Friend," _for Alaska M._, and to const. KATHERINE PRINCE JOHNSON
L.M., 40.

MAINE WOMAN'S AID TO A. M. A., by Mrs. Helen W. Davis, Treas.,
256.14 (less exchange, 4 cts.), 256.10.

Bangor, Central, 16; First, 12.60; Hammond St., 9.75. Biddeford,
Mrs. E. L. P. Garland, _for Porto Rico_, 25. Broad Cove, 2. Brewer,
23.19. Carratunk, 1. Dennysville, 5. East Orrington, 1. Hampden, 60.
Holden, 2.50. Kenduskeag, 5. New Castle, 21. Rockland, 18. Skowhegan,
25.50. Union, 5. Waldoboro, 12.65. Warren, 5. Woolwich, 4.75.
Somerset County Conf., 1.20.


NEW HAMPSHIRE, $562.71.

Amherst, 30.84. Concord, Miss Alma J. Herbert, to const. MRS. MARY
LOUISE HERBERT CARLETON L.M., 30. Dalton, "A Friend," _for Porto
Rico_, 5. Derry, Central, to const. CHAS. A. SEFTON L.M., 32.
Hopkinton, First, 7. Keene, First, 5. Lebanon, S., 2.33. Manchester,
Sunbeam Soc., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 4. North Hampton, 17.70.
North Hampton, Ladies' Dorcas Circle, box Goods, _for Talladega C._
Piermont, S., 4.50. Portsmouth, North, 107.85. Rochester, Henry M.
Plumer, 20. Walpole, First, 34.91.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FEMALE CENT. INST. AND HOME MISSIONARY UNION, by Miss
Annie A. McFarland, Treas., $261.58.

Boscawen, 4.41. Claremont, 5. Concord, South, 20.82. Franklin, 10.
Franklin, Mrs. G. W. Wilson, 10. Hebron, 2.75 Lebanon, 21.60.
Littleton, _for Talladega_, 20; _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 30.

Undesignated Funds, 137.


VERMONT, $820.24--of which from Estate, $604.50.

Burlington, College St., 45.55 Chelsea, C. (of which 5.40 _for Porto
Rico_), 10.80. Charlotte, 13.11. Rochester, First, 5; First, C. E.,
4.16. St. Albans, First, 36.18. Vergennes, 10. Waterbury, S., Prim.
Dept., _for Indian Sch'p_, 2. Wells River, 17.11. Westford, C. E. of
C., _for S. A., Grand View, Tenn._, 9. West Rochester, "Chapel,"
1.62. West Brattleboro, 25. Woodstock, 27.56. Woodstock, First C., W.
H. M. Soc., box Goods and 3 _for freight, for Talladega C._

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF VERMONT, _for S. A., Grand View,
Tenn._, 5.65.

ESTATE.--East Hardwick, Estate of Martha S. Stone, 637.17 (less
expense, 32.67), 604.50.


MASSACHUSETTS, $4,476.16--of which from Estates, $1,265.00.

Abington, First, 5.87. Amesbury, Union, 5.25. Amherst, First, C. E.,
_for McIntosh, Ga._, 1. Amherst, South, 9.67. Andover, "A Friend,"
_for Mobile, Ala._, 25. Barre, S., 5.04. Beverly, Dane St. C., 188.
Beverly, Dane St., S., _for S. A., Fisk U._, 20.

Boston, Mount Vernon, S., _for S. A., Williamsburg Acad., Ky._, 50.
East Boston, Maverick, 40.37. South Boston, Phillips, 60.65. Allston,
106.97. Dorchester, Second, 63.90; Second, "A Friend," _for Santurce,
Puerto Rico_, 6.25; Second, "Extra Cent-a-Day Band," 5; Pilgrim,
23.10; Central, 15. Roxbury, Walnut Ave., S., 30.43. West Roxbury,
South Evan., Little Helpers, _for S. A., A. N. and I. Sch.,
Thomasville, Ga._, 4.

Brimfield, Mrs. P. C. Browning, 10; Mrs. J. S. Webber, 2. Brockton,
Porter Evan., 45. Brookline, Harvard, 80.28. Campello, South, 80.
Chesterfield, 3.80. Curtisville, 12.25. Dalton, M. E. Crane, _for
Library, Talladega C._, 50. Danvers Center, "A Friend," 10.
Dunstable, "A Friend," "in fulfillment of a Sister's wish," to const.
LETTIE A. STROUT, MARION R. PATTERSON, ALICE S. HARRIS, LETTIE W.
GOODHUE, JOSIE E. HILBERT, BERTHA NYE and MARY C. GEROULD L.M's, 210.
Dunstable, Evan C., C. E., _for Talladega C._, 8. Enfield, 40.
Falmouth, First, 19. Fitchburg, C. C. Ch., 15. Foxboro, Mrs. Mary N.
Phelps, 50. Framingham, Plymouth, 25.25. Georgetown, C., ad'l, 2.
Gloucester, Trinity, 30. Granby, Ch. of Christ, 7.50. Granby, W. M.
S. of C., _for S. A., Grand View, Tenn._, 25. Great Barrington,
First, 28.18. Hadley, First, 15.28. Haverhill, Edwards, S., 14.
Haydenville, 9.38. Hopkinton, 38.73. Ipswich, South, S., _for S. A.,
Fisk U._, 50. Lincoln, ad'l, 45.75. Lowell, High St., S., _for S. A.,
Fisk U._, 50. Lowell, High St., C., Miss Rea's S. Class, _for
Talladega C._, 25. Lowell, Eliot, 25. Malden, Mrs. Ellen M. Wellman,
100. Massachusetts, "X. Z.," 50. Medfield, C., 5; C. E., 2. Methuen,
First Parish, S., _for S. A., Fisk U._, 25. Middleton, 10. Millbury,
First, 22.10. Mittineague, Southworth Co., box Paper, _for Talladega
C._ Newburyport, Belleville C., 78.14. Newton, Eliot, 230. Newton
Center, First, "Extra Cent-a-Day Band," 9. Newton Highlands, 49.78.
North Orange, Wm. Holt, _for S. A., Talladega C._, 6. Orange,
Central, 41.63. Palmer, Second, 35; Second, S., _for Talladega C._,
45; Second, S., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 30. Revere, First, C. E.,
_for Andersonville, Ga._, 10. Shelburne, "Friends," _for S. A.,
Talladega C._, 10. South Deerfield, 33.40. South Framingham, Grace
C., 59.30. Southwick, 7. Springfield, South, 40. Springfield, Faith
C., S., _for Porto Rico,_ 3.34. Springfield, Jennie E. Jenkins, _for
Talladega C._, 3. Sturbridge, 21.50. Ware, First, 17.25. Warren,
58.30. West Barnstable, 5. West Stockbridge, Village C., 17.
Winchendon, North, 60. Winchester, First, 74. Worcester, Union (200
of which from E. A. Goodnow), 255; Piedmont, quarterly, 40; Piedmont,
1; Plymouth, 29.52; Park, C. E., 1. Worcester, Plymouth, S., _for
Lincoln Acad., Kings Mountain, N. C._, 10.

----, Hon. H. C. Lodge, four vols., _for Library, Talladega C._

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS AND R. I., Miss
Lizzie D. White, Treas., $15.00:

Groveland, Aux., _for Sch'p, Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 10. Chelsea,
Central, Aux., _for Sch'p, Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 5.

ESTATES.--Boston, Est. of Mrs. E. C. Parkhurst, 15. Lenox, Est. of
Miss Orilla B. Stanley, _for Indian M._, by Geo. H. Tucker, Trustee,
Reserve Legacy, 3,553.77. Newton, Est. of Lucinda K. Cutting, 1,000
(less Legacy Tax, 50), 950, by Ella G. Cutting and S. Welles Holmes,
Executors. Townsend, Est. of Miss Ruth Spaulding, by Walter J. Ball,
Administrator, 300.


RHODE ISLAND, $9.00.

Providence, Miss Idelette Carpenter, _for S. A., Talladega C._, 9.


CONNECTICUT, $6,130.21--of which from Estates, $4,974.66.

Ashford, First, 4. Barkhamsted, Rev. Augustus Alvord, 5. Bridgeport,
Ladies' Soc., _for freight to Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 1.70. Bristol,
First, 63.39. Canaan, Pilgrim C., L. M. Soc., bbl. Goods, _for
Talladega C._ Colchester, 2.41. Danielson, Westfield C., 36.04.
Derby, Second, 8.75. East Hampton, Mrs. Dea. Samuel Skinner, _for
Theo. Dept., Talladega C._, 5. Elmwood, Geo. T. Goodwin, _for Alaska
M._, 5. Georgetown, First, 21.31. Glastonbury, J. B. Williams, 200;
S. H. Williams, 20, _for Tougaloo U._ Greenfield Hill, Ladies' Union,
bbl. Goods, _for Talladega C._ Groton, S., 11.92. Hadlyme, R. E.
Hungerford, 25. Hanover, 7.94. Hartford, Alanson Trask, _for
Talladega C._, 20. Hartford, First, Y. P. S., _for Porto Rico_, 13.
Hartford, Wethersfield Ave., 6.09. Hartford, Asylum Hill C., _for
Talladega C._, 5. Manchester, Miss A. C. Hilliard, 10; Miss M. H.
Hilliard, 10, _for Talladega C._ Middletown, First, 22.18.
Middletown, Mrs. A. R. Crittenden, 2 and bbl. Goods, _for Gloucester
Sch., Cappahosic, Va._ Milford, First, 37.35. New Britain, South, S.,
_for Tougaloo U._, 5.31. New London, First Ch. of Christ, 39.76; S.,
2.25. Northford, 11. Rockville, G. L. Grant, 15. Salisbury, C., _for
Freedmen and Indian M._, 6.05. Sharon, REV. EDWARD O. DYER, to const.
himself L.M., 30. Shelton, 40.32. Simsbury, First, 48.38. South
Glastonbury, C. and S., 15.30. Southington, 53.66. Stafford Springs,
28.76. Unionville, First Ch. of Christ, 25. Westbrook, 15.
Westchester, Home M. Soc., _for Talladega C._, 1.24. Westchester,
Home M. Soc., bbl. Goods, _for Talladega C._ West Hartford, First Ch.
of Christ, 35. West Haven, Aux., W. B. M., bbl. Goods, _for Talladega
C._ Westville, 3.35. Willimantic, First, 17.75. Winsted, Second, _for
freight, for Talladega, Ala._, 1.84. Woodstock, First, 14.

----, "A Friend in Conn.," 200.

WOMAN'S CONG. HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF CONNECTICUT, by Mrs. Geo.
Follett, Secretary, $3.50.

Stratford, Children of the Helping Hand Soc., 3.50.

ESTATES.--Groton, Estate of Mrs. B. N. Hurlbutt, 220. Hartford,
Estate of Alfred Smith, by S. D. Smith, Trustee, 1,374.60. New
Britain, Estate of Sophia Stanley, 782.36. Norwalk, Estate of W. J.
Craw, 2,100. Putnam, Estate of Sarah Maria Buck, by John A.
Carpenter, Exec'r (less tax, 2.30), 497.70.


NEW YORK, $2,885.97.

Berkshire, L. A. Soc. of C., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 6.25.
Brooklyn, Mrs. Julia E. Brick, _for Jos. K. Brick, A. I. and N. Sch.,
Enfield, N. C._, 2,000. Brooklyn, South, 110.28; Bushwick Av., 14.57.
Brooklyn, Lewis Av. C., Bible Sch., 75, _for Indian M., Oahe, S. D._;
25 _for Lindslay Mills C., Tenn._ Brooklyn, Park, C. E., _for Porto
Rico_, 5. Danby, 3. East Bloomfield, First, 34.10; Mrs. Eliza S.
Goodwin, 4. Ellington, 2.05. Friendship, First, 3.50. Ithaca, H. M.
Soc. of C., box and bbl. Goods, 3 _for freight, for Talladega C._
Lysander, Ladies' H. and F. M. Soc., bbl. Goods, _for Talladega C._
Niagara Falls, First, 12.10. New York, Estate of W. E. Dodge, _for
Theo. S. A. Talladega C._, 250; Rev. D. Stuart Dodge, _for Library,
Talladega C._, 25; N. C. Rogers, _for S. A., Talladega C._, 25; Rev.
J. M. Whiton, Ph.D., _for Whiton Prize, Talladega C._, 15; "Friends,"
_for Fisk U._, 114; Paul D. Cravath, _for Music Dept., Fisk U._, 50;
Trinity, 10; Mount Hope, Christ C., 3.65; Hon. Theodore Roosevelt,
two Vols., _for Library, Talladega C._; Rev. A. C. McGiffert, D.D.,
one Vol., _for Library, Talladega C._ Northfield, C. E., 10.
Schenectady, Miss P. C. Day, _for Talladega C._, 2. Sherburne, Dr. H.
G. Newton, _for Talladega C._, 50; S., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 25;
Mrs. J. C. Harrington, 5.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF N. Y., by Mrs. J. J. Pearsall,
Treas., $3.47.

Flushing, S., 3.47.


NEW JERSEY, $391.91.

Belvidere, D. C. Blair, _for Talladega C._, 25; John C. Prall, _for
S. A., Talladega C._, 15. Montclair, Mrs. E. H. Beckwith, 17 Vols.
"Appleton's Encyclopedia," from Library of the late Samuel Holmes.
Plainfield, 188.57. Upper Montclair, Christian Union C., 150.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF THE N. J. ASS'N., by Mrs. G. A. L.
Merrifield, Treas., $13.34.

Philadelphia, Central, 13.34.


PENNSYLVANIA, $115.00.

Philadelphia, "P. B.," 100. Scranton, First Welsh, 15.


OHIO, $418.00.

Akron, First, 15. Atwater, 6.90. Bellevue, S. W. Boise, 10. Chatham,
Mrs. Levi L. Clapp, 2. Cleveland, Pilgrim, quarterly, 72; Hough Av.,
14.29; Euclid Av., 15.65. Columbus, First, 39.36. Conneaut, S., 10.
Elyria, First, C., 7.21; S., 4.20; Miss M. M. Lickorish, 7.
Greenwich, C., 17. Lexington, 6. Lodi, First, 20. Oberlin, First C.,
by Mrs. M. A. Keep, 25. Painesville, First, 30.10. Plain, 4.50.
Ripley, "Mission Band," 1.50. Steubenville, First, 7.80. Wauseon, C.
E., 5.56. Wellington, First, _for Indian M., Fort Yates, N. D._, 5.
West Mill Grove, 3.40. Williamsfield, Ladies' Soc., _for freight to
Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 1.50.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF OHIO, by Mrs. Geo. B. Brown,
Treas., $87.03.

Andover, 5. Cincinnati, Walnut Hills, 4.25. Cleveland, Hough Ave.,
C. E., 2.50; Trinity, Jr. C. E., 4.69. Columbus, Eastwood, 5. Elyria,
First, 14.50. Fredericksburg, 5. Hudson, 4; Jr. C. E., 1.25. Ironton,
2. Litchfield, 1.64. Rootstown, C. E., 8.40. Sandusky, 10.
Springfield, Jr. C. E., 1.50. Toledo, Central, S., 2; Washington St.,
11.30; Washington St., S. Band, 1. Unionville, Jr. C. E., 3.

ILLINOIS, $1,011.54--of which from Estate, $500.00.

Champaign, C. E., _for S. A., Fisk U._, 25. Champaign, C., 4.25; C.
E., 1.92; W. M. S., 2. Chicago, First, 50.28; Warren Av., ad'l,
16.01, bal. to const. A. D. CLINTON L.M.

Earlville, "J. A. D.," 25. Elburn, 7.39. Hinsdale, S., _for S. A.,
Talladega C._, 40. Joy Prairie, S., 5.98. Lyonsville, 9.71. Normal,
First, 4.75. Rockford, Second, 200. Shabbona, Primary S., _for S. A.,
A. G. Sch., Moorhead, Miss._, 6. Waverly, S., 2.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF ILLINOIS, Mrs. Mary S. Booth,
Treas., $111.35.

Chebanse, 5. Chicago, University C., 5; New England, 3.75; Douglass
Park, 1. Chicago, Evanston, 2. Chicago, Leavitt Street, "Friend," 1.
Moline, First (of which 15.10 _for S. A., Fisk U._), 30.10. Milburn,
50. Payson, 2.50. Rockford, Second, 10. Sterling, "Friend," 1.

ESTATE.--Moline, Estate of Alfred Williams, 500.


MICHIGAN, $218.36.

Alamo, Julius Hackley, 39.90. Calumet, S., _for S. A., Talladega
C._, 37.50. Clinton C., 10; C. E., 5. Galesburg, 7.50. Grand Rapids,
S., Class of Girls, _for Santee Ind. Sch., Neb._, 3. Lansing,
Pilgrim, 2.40. Michillinda, 11. Morenci, E. R. Lathrop, 20 cts.
Stanton, Rev. J. W. Savage, _for S. A., Talladega C._, 5. Stanton, C.
E., _for S. A., Talladega C._, 5. West Adrian, C. (10 of which from
A. J. Hood), 18.27. Whitehall, "A Friend," 2.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF MICHIGAN, by Mrs. E. F. Grabill,
Treas., $71.59.

Detroit, First, 20; First, Jr. C. E., 7.50 _for Indian Sch'p_, and
7.50 _for Sch'p, Moorhead, Miss._; First, S. (of which 9.59 _for
Indian Sch'p_), 19.59. Grand Blanc, 12. Manistee, Int. C. E., _for S.
A., Gregory Inst._, 5.


IOWA, $280.54.

Algona, 4. Cedar Falls, 33.25. Clarion, Harvey C., 1. Farragut,
16.11. Grinnell, Plymouth, C. E., 7.70. Grinnell, 15.01. Iowa Falls,
S., 6.19. Long Creek, Welsh C., 3.97. Mount Pleasant, 1.85. Osage,
75. Strawberry Point, First, 5.08. Waterloo, Hon. J. G. Leavitt, _for
S. A., Talladega C._, 50.

----, "Friends in Iowa," _for Fisk U._, 53.75.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF IOWA, Miss Belle L. Bentley,
Treas., $16.73.

Anamosa, S., 2.56. Dubuque, First, 2.50. Fort Dodge, 3.75. Grinnell,
75 cts. Mitchelville, 2.21. Sloan, 2.50. Webster, 2.46.


WISCONSIN, $742.35--of which from Estate, $500.00.

Beloit, First, 100. Edgerton, 4. Madison, Mrs. Deming and Sister, 2;
"A Friend," 3, _for S. A., Talladega C._ Menasha, 39.76. Raymond, 5.
Spring Green, 20 cts. Token Creek, C. E. of C., _for S. A., Talladega
C._, 4. West Salem, 27.72; Jr. C. E., 75 cts. Whitewater, 25.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF WISCONSIN by Mrs. L. E. Smith,
Treas., $30.92.

Arena, First, 92 cts. Eau Claire, 5. Elkhorn, _for S. A., Fisk U._,
25.

ESTATE.--Beloit, Estate of Mrs. Ellen B. French, by A. P. Waterman,
Exec'r, 500.


MINNESOTA, $127.11.

Correll, 2.20. Northfield, S., _for Talladega C._, 40.08.
Minneapolis, Plymouth, S., 25; D. C. Bell's S. Class, 11.03, _for S.
A., Fisk U._ Minneapolis, Plymouth, 27.55; Como Av., 21.25.


MISSOURI, $80.96.

Kansas City, W. H. Whitten, Jr., 10. Old Orchard, C., 1.95; C. E.,
50 cts. Pleasant Hill, George M. Kellogg, _for Porto Rico_, 50. Saint
Louis, Hope, 3.51. Kansas City, "A Friend," from Estate of Sarah
Milliken, by Emily J. P. Whitten, _for Student Aid_, 15.


KANSAS, $22.03.

Pauline, 2. Seabrook, C., 3; S., 1. Smith Center, 8. Strong City, 1.
Tonganoxie, S., 2.03.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF KANSAS, by Mrs. W. A. Sloo, Treas.,
$5.00.

Clay Center, 5.


INDIAN TERRITORY, 85 cts.

----, Vinita C., 85 cts.


NEBRASKA, $3.31.

Norfolk, Second, 3.31.


CALIFORNIA, $492.09.

Black Diamond, 2.10. Cloverdale, C., _for Chinese M._, 4.15.
Martinez, C. (5 of which _for Cal. Chinese M._), 12. Oakland,
Plymouth Av. C., _for Chinese M._, 5.63. San Francisco, Receipts of
the California Chinese Mission (see items below), 435.71, Stockton,
First, 32.50.


OREGON, $5.00.

Forest Grove, C., _for Tougaloo U._, 5.


WASHINGTON, $2.93.

Seattle, University C., 2.93.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, $20.25.

Washington, P. H. Allen, _for Talladega C._, 12.50; University, Park
Temple, 5; Dr. A. C. Garrott, _for Library, Talladega C._, 2.75.


VIRGINIA, $1.00.

Stormont, Noah Morris, _for Gloucester Sch., Cappahosic, Va._, 1.


KENTUCKY, $1.00.

Woodbine, S. Children, 1.


NORTH CAROLINA, $15.00.

North Carolina, "Sales by A. E. F.," 10. Raleigh, Rev. R. D.
Jennings, _for Talladega C._, 5.


TENNESSEE, $65.25.

Bon Air, Rev. E. N. Goff, 2. Grand View, Miss Lydia Daniels, _for
Bell-tower_, 3.75. Knoxville, Miss M. E. Johnson, _for S. A.,
Talladega C._, 5. Nashville, Union C., _for Fisk U._, 50. Nashville,
Miss M. R. Spence, _for S. A., Lexington, Ky._, 4. Wilson's Grove, 50
cts.


GEORGIA, $16.50.

Marshallville, Mrs. M. E. White, _for Talladega C._, 5. Rutland and
Byron Churches, 8. Savannah, Rev. J. W. Roberts, _for Talladega C._,
1; Rev. J. H. H. Sengstacke, _for Chinese M._, 50 cts.; _for Indian
M._, 50 cts. Woodville, C., Lincoln Mem., 1.50.


ALABAMA, $98.38.

Anniston, Rev. James Brown, _for Talladega C._, 25. Birmingham,
Citizens, _for Talladega C._, 21.38. Brewton, Rev. R. W. Jackson,
_for Talladega C._, 10. Mobile, First, 10. Mobile, Mrs. Peggy
Marshall, _for Talladega C._, 5. Talladega, "A Friend," 15; S. L.
Dickerson, 10; Harrison Hobbs, 2, _for Talladega C._


MISSISSIPPI, $6.16.

Tougaloo, Mrs. Sisson, _for S. A., Tougaloo U._, 6.16.


INCOME, $1,237.50.

Atterbury End. Fund, 106.87. Avery Fund, _for African M._, 675. De
Forest Fund, _for President's Chair, Talladega C._, 202.50. Gen. C.
B. Fisk Fund, _for Fisk U._, 11.25. Graves Library Fund, _for Atlanta
U._, 112.50. Haley Sch'p Fund, _for Fisk U._, 22.50. Hammond End.
Fund, _for Straight U._, 22.50. Howard Theo. Fund, _for Howard U._,
56.25. Le Moyne End. Fund, _for Memphis, Tenn._, 22.50. Rice Memorial
Sch'p Fund, _for Talladega C._, 5.63.


TUITION, $2,410.22.

Lexington, Ky., 23.20. Williamsburg, Ky., 20.08. Charleston, S. C.,
390.60. Nashville, Tenn., 391.50. Pleasant Hill, Tenn., 152.06.
Albany, Ga., 52.50. Savannah, Ga., 178.68. Athens, Ala., 27.80.
Cotton Valley, Ala., 20.25. Talladega, Ala., 1,118.30. New Orleans,
La., 1.75. Meridian, Miss., 33.50.


SUMMARY FOR JULY, 1900.

  Donations                                            $11,534.38
  Estates                                                7,844.16
                                                       ----------
                                                       $19,378.54
  Income                                                 1,237.50
  Tuition                                                2,410.22
                                                       ----------
  Total for July                                       $23,026.26


FOR THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.

  Subscriptions for July                                    $8.25
  Previously acknowledged                                  273.59
                                                          -------
                                                          $281.84


RECEIPTS OF THE CALIFORNIA CHINESE MISSION, from June 15 to July 13,
1900, Wm. Johnstone, Treas., $435.71.

FROM LOCAL MISSIONS, $357.71:

Berkeley Chinese M. O., 3.05; Pledges, 3.50. North Berkeley, C., 10.
Fresno, Chinese M. O., 2; Ann'y Pledges, 9. Fruitland, Vernondale C.,
1; S., 3.96. Los Angeles, Chinese M. O., 5.75; Ann'y Pledges, 42.
Marysville, Chinese M. O., 7.50; Ann'y Pledges, 25. Oakland, Chinese
M. O., 3. Oroville, Chinese M. O., 2.70; Ann'y Pledges, 22.25.
Pasadena, Chinese M. O., 2.35; Ann'y Pledges, 11. Petaluma, Chinese
M. O., 1.50., Ann'y Pledges, 14.90. Riverside, Chinese M. O., 3.45;
Ann'y Pledges, 8.50. Sacramento, Chinese M. O., 4; Ann'y Off's,
38.70. San Bernardino, Chinese M. O., 2.70; Ann'y Pledges, 15. San
Diego, Chinese M. O., 1.60; Ann'y Pledges, 10. San Francisco, Central
Mission, Chinese M. O., 8.40. San Francisco, West Mission, Chinese M.
O., 3; Annual Mem's, 6. San Francisco, Bethany C., Ann'y Pledges, 13.
San Francisco, S. F. Branch Ass'n, 10. Santa Barbara, Chinese M. O.,
3.75; Ann'y Pledges, 9.50. Santa Cruz, Chinese M. O., 6.65; Ann'y
Pledges, 38.50. Ventura, Ann'y Pledges, 4.50.

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS, $5.00:

Rev. J. C. Holbrook, D.D., 5.

EASTERN FRIENDS, $35.00:

Portland, Me., Miss M. E. Barrett, 10. Bridgeport, Conn., Miss Mary
L. Blatchley, 25.

RECEIVED FOR CHINESE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, $38.00:

Stratford, Conn., Miss Cordelia Sterling, 13. Binghamton, N. Y.,
Cong. Ch., W. M. Soc., through New York W. H. M. U., 5. Oakland,
Cali, Mrs. L. E. Agard, 20.

       *       *       *       *       *

RECEIPTS FOR AUGUST, 1900.

       *       *       *       *       *

THE DANIEL HAND EDUCATIONAL FUND

For Colored People.

  Income for August                                     $4,197.35
  Previously acknowledged                               57,801.87
                                                       ----------
                                                       $61,999.22
                                                       ==========


CURRENT RECEIPTS.


MAINE, $331.70.

Brewer, First, 7. Edgecomb, 1.30. Hampden, 4.25. Wiscasset, 6.96.

MAINE WOMAN'S AID TO A. M. A., by Mrs. Helen W. Davis, Treas.,
$312.19.

Alfred, 7.50. Belfast, 15. Biddeford, Second, 11.50. Bridgton, 9.
Chatham, 1. Cumberland, North Conference, 2.60. Farmington, 27.
Jackson, 1.85. Kennebunk, 15.55. Limerick, 6. Litchfield Corner, 12.
Minot Center, 22.05. North Belfast, 2. Pownal, Miss Roxana Chapin,
10; Mrs. P. A. Case and S. Class, 3. Pownal, 5. Saco, 23. Sandy
Point, C. E., 3. Sandy Point, C., 2. Sanford, 13. Searsport, First,
20. Searsport, Second, 12.20. Sebago, 1.20. South Berwick, 46.22.
Sweden, 1. Thomaston, 4. Waterford, 2. Woodford, 13.52. York, 20.


NEW HAMPSHIRE, $401.51--of which from Estate, $100.00.

East Brentwood, Rev. H. H. Colburn, 16. Francestown, 21.27.
Goffstown, 11.04. Henniker, 35. Manchester, Miss Kate Fradd, _for
Talladega C._, 4. Milford, Dea. and Mrs. A. C. Crosby, 100. Pembroke,
First, 14.20.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FEMALE CENT. INST. and HOME MISSIONARY UNION, by Miss
Annie A. McFarland, Treas., $100.00.

N. H. F. C. I. and H. M. U., 100.

ESTATE.--Warner, Estate of Mrs. Abiah G. H. Eaton, by B. F. Heath,
Executor, 100.


VERMONT, $176.56--of which from Estate, $100.33.

Hartland, 2. Lyndon, First, 15. Milton, "A Friend," 20. Milton, 12.
North Hyde Park, 2.42. Norwich, 10. Rutland, "John Howard," 4. Stowe,
S., _for Porto Rico_, 6.11. Williamstown, 4.70.

ESTATE.--Royalton, Estate of Rev. Cyrus B. Drake, D.D., 111.47 (less
expenses, 11.14), 100.33.


MASSACHUSETTS, $3,633.10--of which from Estates, $2,193.21.

Adams, First, 21.49. Auburndale, "A Friend," 25. Barre, S., 1.61.

Boston, Miss Sophie Moen, 100; M. J. Weston, _for Mountain White
Work_, 100; Mrs. A. E. Childs, 75; "X," 10. Dorchester, Second, 25; A
Friend, _for Indian M., Miss Collins_, 20.

Brimfield, First, 27.30. Chicopee Falls, Second, 34. Charlestown,
First, 50.08. Clinton, First, 22.82. Cambridge, Prospect St. C., S.,
15.88. Chelsea, First, 31.15. Conway, Ladies' M. Soc., _for freight
to Fort Berthold, N. D._, 4. Douglass, First, 5. East Bridgewater,
Union, 2. Easthampton, First, 19.25. Foxboro, Bethany S., 33.64.
Gardner, L. M. Soc., _for Indian M._, 50. Greenfield, Second, 40.55.
Hamilton, C., _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 23. Hamilton, C. E., _for
Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 9.40. Haverhill, West C., C. E., 3.12.
Hubbardston, Evan. C., 7. Ipswich, South, 30. Lakeville, Precinct C.,
12.37 and S., 5.80. Ludlow, First, 10. Marlboro, Union C., Jr. C. E.,
_for Indian M._, 22. Marshfield, First, 18.89. Milton, First, 30.18.
Monson, Mrs. C. O. Chapin, 5. Monson, 18.39. Newtonville, A. E.
Wyman, 15. Northampton, "W.," 300. Pittsfield, First Ch. of Christ,
70.01. Raynham, First, 13.04. South Ashburnham, People's C., 11.42;
C. E., 7; Jr. C. E., 2; King's Daughters, 2.50. Southfield, 5.
Springfield, "A Memorial Gift," 5. Sturbridge, First, ad'l, 10.
Taunton, Young People of Winslow C., three bbls. Goods, _for
Talladega C._ Walpole, Second, 20.75. West Boylston, First, 11.50.
West Brookfield, C. T. Huntington, 48.75. West Medway, Mrs. Olive W.
Adams, for Alaska M., 2. Weymouth, H. W. Wellington's S. Class, _for
S. A., Fort Berthold, N. D._, 1. Weymouth, Rossiter Snyder's S.
Class, _for Fort Berthold, N. D._, 1. Winchendon North, C. E., _for
S. A., Blowing Rock, N. C._, 5.

ESTATES.--Wareham, Estate of Mrs. Abby Bourne, 1,211.81 (less
expenses 50), 1,161.81. Wareham, Estate of Mrs. Hannah B. Cannon,
1,081.40 (less expenses 50), 1,031.40.


CONNECTICUT, $1,733.88--of which from Estate, $2,000.00.

Cheshire, C. E., by Miss M. E. Baldwin, _for Porto Rico_, 25.
Colebrook, 20. East Woodstock, 23. Ellsworth, Mrs. Gales Skiff, 2.50.
Granby, South, 21. Lakeville, Mrs. Sarah J. Pennock, 2. Northfield,
11.23. North Woodstock, 23.11. Plymouth, 9.50. Portland, First,
13.03. Redding, 16.13. Ridgefield, First, _for Alaska M._, 19.59.
Southport, 70.75. Thomaston, First, 9.36. Voluntown, C., 5.
Washington, First, 53.60. Waterbury, Second, 202.41. Waterbury,
First, 61.36. Waterbury, Mrs. C. C. Holmes, 10; "M. C. H.," 3.
Watertown, Mrs. J. B. Woolson's S. Class, _for S. A., Fort Berthold,
N. D._, 8. Westford, 5. West Hartford, Mrs. E. W. Morris, _for
Mountain White Work_, 10. West Winsted, Second, 89.86.

WOMAN'S CONG. HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF CONN., by Mrs. George
Follett, Sec., $19.45.

Cromwell, Ladies of C., 19.45.

ESTATES.--South Manchester, Estate of Mrs. Emily W. Dimock, a member
of Cong. Ch. of South Manchester, by C. E. House, Executor 2,000.
Norwalk, Estate of William J. Craw, (Reserve Legacy Account)
2,719.38. Norwich Town, Estate of Miss Grace McClellan (Reserve
Legacy Account), 4,024.53.


NEW YORK, $68.20.

Angola, 9. Angola, A. H. Ames, 5. Bridgewater, "A Friend," 5.
Greene, First, 7. Groton, Storrs A. Barrows, 25. Lebanon, 3. McGraw,
H. D. Corey, 1. Portland, First, 3.20. Rochester, Mrs. Caroline L.
Smith, 10.


NEW JERSEY, $35.00.

Jersey City Heights, Mrs. Caroline L. Ames, 10. Newark, John F.
Dryden, _for Laundry, Tillotson C._, 25.


PENNSYLVANIA, $160.00.

Kane, First, 7. Philadelphia, Central, 150. Philadelphia,
Kensington. 3.


OHIO, $244.46.

Adams Mills, Mrs. M. A. Smith, 10. Aurora, S., 2. Claridon, "A
Friend," _for Indian M., Fort Yates, N. D._, 50. Cleveland, Euclid
Av. C., 29.76. Grafton, 5.50. Mount Vernon, First, 24.70. Oberlin,
Mrs. L. G. B. Hills, 20. ----, Cash, 1.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF OHIO, by Mrs. G. B. Brown, Treas.,
$101.50.

Berea, 5.25. Cleveland, East Mad. Av., Int. C. E., 2. Cleveland,
Hough Av., 13.50. Elyria, First, C. E., 23. Lima, 4.20. Oberlin,
First, (5 of which _for Indian M., Miss Collins_), 28. Sheffield,
2.50. Toledo, Central, 8.55. Unionville, 4. Wayne, 2.50. Wellington,
8.


ILLINOIS, $550.76--of which from Estate, $250.00.

Atkinson, S., _for Mountain White Work_, 2.46. Chesterfield, 12.68.

Chicago, "D. L. R." _for Porto Rico_, 90. Chicago, Harriet Schrader,
_for Fort Berthold, N. D._, 3. Chicago, Miss E. D. Williams, _for
Keyes Cottage, Fort Berthold, N. D._, 3.

Glen Ellyn, 6.08. Hampton, 2.50. Harvey, 21. Joy Prairie, 16.
Ontario, 5.83. Ottawa, First, 12.70. Princeton, 51.40. Roberts, C.,
3.25; S., 1.50; C. E., 1.25.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF ILLINOIS, Mrs. Mary S. Booth,
Treas., $68.11.

Alton, Ch. of Redeemer, 5. Chicago, Pilgrim, 21; Lincoln P., 2.75.
Elmhurst, 15.83. Emington, 3. McLean, 5. Oak Park, First, 6.92.
Rockford, Second, 3.75. Rogers Park, 2. Sycamore, 2.86.

ESTATE.--Elgin, Estate of Ellen A. Hinsdell, 250.


MICHIGAN, $375.52.

Chelsea, 2.19. Detroit, First, 30. Hancock, 58.03. Jackson, First
(17.65 of which _for Porto Rico_), 62.15. Saugatuck, 6.15. West Bay
City, John Bourne, _for Alaska M._, 200.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF MICHIGAN, by Mrs. E. F. Grabill,
Treas., $17.00.

Allegan, 1. Ann Arbor, 15. Jackson, First, Jr. C. E., _for S. A., A.
G. Sch., Moorhead, Miss._, 1.


IOWA, $151.58.

Allison, 8. Bridgewater, Mrs. Harriet N. Clark, 10. Iowa Falls,
23.30. Shell Rock, 4.26. Strawberry Point, C., 10.50. Waverly, 3.85.
Webster City, 10.15.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF IOWA, Miss Belle L. Bentley,
Treas., $79.52.

Anita, _for S. A., Fisk U._, 10. Blairsburg, 1. Cedar Rapids, First,
S., 86 cts. Davenport, First, Mrs. Mary Reed Smith, 5. Des Moines,
Plymouth, 6.91. Des Moines, Plymouth, Jr. C. E., 5. Grinnell (5 of
which _for Porto Rico_), 7.50. Keokuk, First, 12. McGregor, Cath
Gilchrist, _for Alaska M._, 2. Osage, 24.25. Waterloo, Jr. C. E., 5.


WISCONSIN, $100.04.

Clinton, C., 15; S., 4.39. Janesville, First, 50. Nekoosa, 3.17.
Sparta, 23.48. Spring Valley, 4.


MINNESOTA, $51.96.

Glyndon, Frances Kittredge, _for freight to Fort Berthold, N. D._,
25 cents. Minneapolis, Plymouth, 21.60. Minneapolis, Oak Park C., 10.
Minneapolis, W. H. Norris, quarterly, 10. New Ulm, C., _for S. A.,
Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 7.51. Rochester, Ladies' Soc., by Mrs. F. A.
Poole, _for freight to Fort Berthold, N. D._, 1.60. Stewartsville,
Jr. C. E., by Mrs. C. A. Duncanson, _for Fort Berthold, N. D._, 1.


MISSOURI, $62.50.

Clinton, Anise C. Hancock, 1; Mrs. Jane G. Wills, 50 cts. Pleasant
Hill, Geo. M. Rellogg, _for Porto Rico_, 50. Sedalia, First, 11.


KANSAS, $27.23.

Kirwin, Mrs. J. Scott, Sen., _for Mountain White Work_, 25. Leota,
Beulah C. E., _for Porto Rico_, 2.23.


NEBRASKA, $2.95.

Arborville, 2.95.


NORTH DAKOTA, $3.00.

Fargo, M. M. Fisher's S. S. Class, _for S. A., Fort Berthold, N.
D._, 3.


SOUTH DAKOTA, $28.13.

Alcester, 5.31. Elk Point, 6. Gothland, 5. Springfield, 11.82.


MONTANA, $2.00.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF MONTANA, by Mrs. W. S. Bell, Treas.,
$2.00.

Castle, Mrs. A. S. N. Barnes, 2.


OKLAHOMA, $1.50.

Oklahoma, 1.50.


UTAH, $5.25.

Salt Lake, Phillips, 4.05.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF UTAH, by Miss Anna Baker, Treas., $1.20.

W. H. M. U., 1.20.


COLORADO, $10.00.

Denver, Mrs. E. M. Chadwick, _for Alaska M._, 10.


CALIFORNIA, $597.77.

Byron, 1.60. National City, Mrs. M. A. Burgess, 1. Pasadena, Lake
Av. C., 2.66. Pomona, Pilgrim, 41.50. Santa Ana, First, 8.50. Santa
Barbara, 26.95. San Diego, Henry Sheldon, 25.

San Francisco, Receipts of the California Chinese Mission (see items
below), 490.56.


WASHINGTON, $27.87.

Entiat, Josiah Lyman Claghorn, 2. Seattle, Plymouth, 25.87.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, $13.45.

Washington, Lincoln Memorial C., 13.45.


NORTH CAROLINA, $21.50.

Beaufort, Rev. W. D. Newkirk, _for Talladega C._, 5. Bethel, 1.50.
Little Mills, Children's Day Off'g, 2. Troy, S., _for Talladega C._,
8. Wilmington, Rev. F. G. Ragland, _for Talladega C._, 5.


TENNESSEE, $3.50.

Bon Air, Rev. E. N. Goff, 3. Lantana, 50 cts.


GEORGIA, $2.35.

Andersonville, 1.85. Woodville, Rev. J. H. H. Sengstacke, _for
Talladega C._, 50 cts.


ALABAMA, $16.00.

Marion, Lincoln Sch., 5; Miss M. D. Hyde, 1, _for Talladega C._
Montgomery, F. E. Abercrombie, _for Talladega C._, 5. Shelby, W. M.
Rakestraw, _for Talladega C._, 5.


LOUISIANA, $15.25.

Schriever, Rev. P. O. Wailes, _for Talladega C._, 5.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF LA., by Miss Mary L. Rogers,
Treas., $10.25.

Hammond, Sem. Sch., 5.66. Hammond, L. M. S., 4.59.


INCOME, $270.00.

Atterbury End. Fund, 5. Avery Fund, _for African M._, 57. W. Belden
Sch'p Fund, _for Talladega C._, 30. Rev. B. Foltz End. Fund, 15.
General End. Fund, 20. Howard Carter Theo. End. Fund, 5. Howard Theo.
Fund, _for Howard U._, 60. Le Moyne Fund, _for Memphis, Tenn._, 40.
Straight U. Sch'p Fund, 10. Tuthill King End. Fund, _for Atlanta U._,
20. Yale Library End. Fund, _for Talladega C._, 8.


TUITION, $352.03.

Enfield, N. C., 1.80. Talladega, Ala., 350.23.


SUMMARY FOR AUGUST, 1900.

  Donations                                             $5,210.98
  Estates                                                4,643.54
                                                        ---------
                                                        $9,854.52
  Income                                                   270.00
  Tuition                                                  352.03
                                                        ---------
  Total for August                                     $10,476.55


FOR THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.

  Subscriptions for August                                  $9.75
  Previously acknowledged                                  281.84
                                                          -------
  Total                                                   $291.59


RECEIPTS OF THE CALIFORNIA CHINESE MISSION, from July 14 to August
14, 1900, William Johnstone, Treas., $490.56.

FROM LOCAL MISSIONS, $394.56.

Berkeley, Chinese M. O., 3.10; Ann'y Gifts, 1. Fresno, Chinese M.
O., 55 cents; Ann'y Pledges, 16.50. Los Angeles, Chinese M. O.,
21.45; Ann'y Pledges, 22; Branch Assoc., 10. Marysville, Chinese M.
O., 7.50; Ann'y Pledges, 19. Oakland, Chinese M. O., 3; First Cong.
C., 100. Oroville, Chinese M. O., 2.30; Ann'y Pledges, 12.50.
Pasadena, Chinese M. O., 2.85; Ann'y Pledges, 15.90. Petaluma,
Chinese M. O., 50 cts.; Ann'y Pledges, 11.50. Riverside, Chinese M.
O., 5.66; Ann'y Pledges, 6. Sacramento, Chinese M. O., 4; Ann'y
Pledges, 30. San Bernardino, Chinese M. O., 1.75; Ann'y Pledges,
7.50. San Diego, Chinese M. O., 1.80; Rev. S. A. Norton, D.D., 5. San
Francisco, Central, Chinese M. O., 6.80; Annual Members, 12. San
Francisco, West, Chinese M. O., 3.50; Annual Members, 12. San
Francisco, Branch Assoc., 10. San Francisco, Bethany C., Ann'y
Pledges, 8.50. Santa Barbara, Chinese M. O., 3.45; Ann'y Pledges,
17.50. Santa Cruz, Chinese M. O., 6.45; Ann'y Pledges, 3.

INDIVIDUAL OFFERINGS, $55.00.

Geo. T. Hawley, 20; L. S. Sherman, 25; Mrs. Caleb Sadler, 10.

FROM EASTERN FRIENDS, $11.00.

Bangor, Me., Mrs. Mary W. Chamberlain, 10. Brooklyn, N. Y., Miss M.
S. Gilbert, 1.

FOR CHINESE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, $30.00.

Albany, N. Y., through Miss Janet McNaughton, 20. Oakland, Cal.,
Mrs. M. R. Smith, by Mrs. Agard, 10.

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RECEIPTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 1900.

       *       *       *       *       *

THE DANIEL HAND EDUCATIONAL FUND

For Colored People.

  Income for September                                    $500.00
  Previously acknowledged                               61,999.22
                                                       ----------
                                                       $62,499.22
                                                       ==========


CURRENT RECEIPTS.


MAINE, $669.86.

Belfast, First, 30. Bridgeton, First, 7. Brooksville, Emma J.
Walker, 1. Cherryfield, 16.70. Cumberland Center, 20.66. Dennysville,
11. Portland, State St. C., 150. Rockland, 29.27. Skowhegan, Island
Av. C., 26.37.

MAINE WOMAN'S AID to A. M. A., by Mrs. Helen W. Davis, Treas.,
$377.86.

Auburn, High St., 15.25. Brownville, 14.75. Camden, 19. Dexter,
1.55. Dover and Foxcroft, 10.25. Falmouth, Second, 11. Fort
Fairfield, 4. Gorham, 15. Greenville, 10.50. Houlton, 1. Island
Falls, 10. Madison, 3. Portland, High St., 91; State St., 50; Bethel
C., 30; Second Parish, 10. State Conference Collection, 11.57.
Woodfords, Ida V. Woodbury, 5. Yarmouth, First C., 31. "A Friend," 1.
Conference Collection (Piscataquis), 1.99. Conference (Piscataquis),
5. East Orrington, Maria George, 1. Hampden, Sarah C. Curtis, 20.
North Gorham, Miss C. C. Varney, 5.


NEW HAMPSHIRE, $7,110.22--of which from Estate, $7,000.00.

Hancock, 5. Hinsdale, S., 5. Lisbon, First, 4.72. Lisbon, Mary R.
Commings and family, 75. Littleton, First, C. E., 8. Warner, C. E.,
5.

FEMALE CENT. INST. AND HOME MISSION'RY UNION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Miss
Annie A. McFarland, Treas. $7.50.

Harrison, W. S. of Cong. C., by Mrs. Myra M. Patrick, 2. Lancaster,
Ladies' Aux., by Mrs. P. F. Marston, _for Brewer N. Sch., Greenwood,
S. C._, 5.50.

ESTATE.--Exeter, Estate of Mrs. Mary E. Shute, 7,000.00.


VERMONT, $476.16--of which from Estates, $306.54.

Brattleboro, 55. Brookfield, Second, 9.21. Danby, 2.50. Enosburg, 9.
Milton, C., ad'l, 25 cts. Pawlett, "A Friend," 5. Salisbury, 10.15.
Westminster, 33.01.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF VERMONT, by Mrs. Robert Mackinnon,
Treas., 45.50.

Barton Landing, Jr. C. E., _for Indian Schp._, 5. Cambridgeport, 1.
Richmond, S. Class, _for Mountain White Schp._, 2. Salisbury, _for
Indian Schp._, 50 cts. Saxtons River, 5. Saint Johnsbury, North C.,
Primary Class, _for Indian Schp._, 1. Berlin, W. M. S. by Mrs. Geo K.
Perrin, Sec., 5. Burlington, W. H. M. S. of First, by Mrs. S. Story,
Treas., 10. Sheldon, M. S., by Sarah F. Jennison, 6. Woodstock, W. M.
S., by Miss C. A. Munger, 10.

ESTATES.--North Bennington, Estate of Mrs. Caroline E. Hall, by
Henry D. Hall, Executor, 25. Springfield, Estate of Frederick Parks,
281.54.


MASSACHUSETTS, $21,115.89--of which from ESTATES, $18,812.14.

Amherst, First, C. E., _for McIntosh, Ga._, 2.25. Andover, Y. L.
Soc. of Christian Workers, _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 20. Attleboro,
Second, S., 8.88. Barre, 62.75. Billerica, 10.75. Blandford, First,
10.07. Charlemont, First, 9.20. Conway, 17.51. Dalton, Mrs. Louise F.
Crane, 125; Miss Clara L. Crane, 75, _for Tougaloo U._ Danvers, Prim.
Dept. Maple St. S., _for Alaska M._, 10. Dedham, First, 88.94. East
Charlemont, 13.25. Fall River, Broadway C., 4; King's Daughters, 1;
C. E., 1. Foxboro, Bethany C., 15.07. Harwich, First, 19.35.
Haverhill, Riverside, 4; Fourth, 3. Holden, 6. Medway, 9.66.
Millbury, M. D. Garfield, 25. Millbury, Second, 19.24. Newbury,
First, 17.10. Newton, Eliot, S., 18.61. North Adams, 35. North
Chelmsford, 3.50. Norton, Trinity C., 3.95. Palmer, 1. Pittsfield,
Mrs. H. L. Dawes, _for Alaska M._, 10. Plainfield, 7. Princeton, Mrs.
L. M. Grout, 2. Reading, 30. Reading, "A Friend," 1. Rockport, First,
8.34. Salem, South, 96.82. Sharon, C., 9.50; S., 10. Somerville, "S.
H. T.," 2. Southampton, 24.48. Taunton, Trin. C., to const. MISS MARY
A. WHITMARSH, MRS. ELIZABETH R. WARREN and FRANK P. SMERDON L.M's,
141.97. Ward Hill, 2.70. Westhampton, 16.39. Westhampton, "Friend,"
1. Westfield, Mrs. Sarah H. Hooker, deceased, 500. West Hawley, 4.
Wilbraham, First, 10. Winchendon Center, First, S., 21.47.

----, "Four Friends," _for Fisk U._, 180.

----, "A Friend," 50.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION OF MASS. AND R. I., Miss Lizzie
D. White, Treas., $535.00.

W. H. M. A. of Mass. and R. I., 530. Norwood, King's Daughters, _for
Straight U._ 5.

ESTATES.--Boston, Estate of Josephine E. Boylston, 950. Lenox,
Estate of Orilla B. Stanley, _for Indian M._, 5,553.77. Worcester,
Estate of Albert Curtis, by James Logan, Executor (Reserve Legacy
Account, 235), 12,308.37.


RHODE ISLAND, $1,902.02--of which from Estate, $1,810.00.

Central Falls, 39.27, Providence, North C., C. E., 2.75.

----, In memory of J. G. and M. B. Moffitt, _for Tougaloo U._, 50.

ESTATE.--Pawtucket, Estate of Mrs. Catherine E. Plimpton, by Rev. J.
H. Lyon, Administrator, 1,810.


CONNECTICUT, $10,688.61--of which from Estates, $8,726.27.

Andover, 10. Bridgeport, 59.10. Brooklyn, First, C., 17; S., 5; C.
E., 3. Derby, C. E. of First C., _for Porto Rico_, 9. Durham, 22.
East Hartford, First, 15.76. East Hartford, South, 10. Falls Village,
2.75. Farmington, S., _for Girls' Ind'l Dept., Talladega C._, 17.72.
Green's Farms, 26.35. Guilford, First, 60. Hadlyme, R. E. Hungerford,
25; J. W. Hungerford, 25. Hampton, 9.51. Hanover, ad'l, 8.70.
Hartford, Hartford Theo. Sem. Students' Association, 23.04. Hebron,
Ladies of First, _for A. N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga._, 12.
Litchfield, First, 40.26. Meriden, First, to const. MISS MARION R.
SMITH, J. W. SOULE and FRANK W. PLUMB L.M's, 156. Montville, 7.23.
New Britain, South, 253.36. New Hartford, Ladies' Aid Soc., 3. New
Milford, First, 68.80. Noank, Myron H. Giddings, 5. North Haven,
16.95. Norwich, Broadway C., 382.50. Norwich, Park C., 254.80.
Norwich, Mrs. Louisa G. Lane, 100. Old Saybrook, quarterly, 4.33.
Plainfield, First, 13. Prospect, 12. Salisbury, 5.20. Somers, 8.23.
South Canaan, 4. South Coventry, First, 23.13. Southport, First, 15.
Watertown, 29. Westchester, 7.75. Wethersfield, C., (of which _for A.
N. and I. Sch., Thomasville, Ga._, 1.25), 27. Windham, 51.44.
Winsted, First, 34. Winsted, Fred B. Pickett, 5. Woodstock, First,
19.50; C. E., 9.93.

WOMAN'S CONG. HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF CONN., by Mrs. Geo. Follett
Sec., $45.00.

Putnam, W. M. S., by Emma J. Kinney, 10. Terryville, B. S., 5.
Wallingford, L. B. S., 25. Winchester, L. S., 5.

ESTATES.--Brooklyn, Estate of M. E. Ensworth, 8. Cornwall, Estate of
S. C. Beers, 382.09. Fairfield, Estate of Miss E. B. Lyon, by W. H.
Lyon, 200. Groton, Estate of Mrs. B. N. Hurlbutt, 180. Norwalk,
Estate of William J. Craw, 2,719.38. New London, Estate of
Christopher Tyler, 1,506.74. Torrington, Estate of Lauren Wetmore,
3,730.06.


NEW YORK, $2,241.07.

Berkshire, First, 35. Brookfield, Puritan, 4.61. Brooklyn, Mrs.
Julia E. Brick, _for Jos. K. Brick A., I. and N. Sch., Enfield, N.
C._, 1,000. Brooklyn, Miss Lydia Benedict, 25. Brooklyn, "A Friend,"
1. Clifton Springs, "A Friend," at C. S. Sanitarium, _for Fisk U._,
10. Cortland, First, 32. Groton City, C., 2: C. E., 3. Livonia, Mrs.
William Calvert, 12. Massena Center, Mrs. E. C. R. Sutton, 10.
Morristown, First, 6.60. Mount Sinai, M. C. Coll, 9.50. Mount Sinai,
9. New Lebanon, 10. New York, Bedford Park C., 2.44. Northville,
12.31. Rochester, Geo. W. Thayer, 828.06. Sidney, C. E., _for Student
Aid, Fisk U._, 25. Smyrna, "A Friend," 5. Spencerport, Miss Mary E.
Dyer, 5.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF N. Y., by Mrs. J. J. Pearsall,
Treas., $193.55.

Buffalo, Niagara Sq. C., 9; First, Jr. C. E., 4. Brooklyn, Tompkins
Av., Primary Dept., 10. Clifton Springs, Mrs. A. G. W., 7. Fairport,
15. Poughkeepsie, 5. Rensselaer, 3. Rutland, 11. Sayville, 10. W. H.
M. U., of N. Y., 111.55. Brooklyn, W. H. M. U., of Nazarene C., 1.
Middletown, North St. C., L. B. U., by Mrs. Geo. Bartle, Treas., 3.
Salamanca, M. S., by Mrs. Mary L. Doty, Pres., 4.


NEW JERSEY, $6.30.

Closter, 6. Morristown, E. M. Hyde, 30 cts.


PENNSYLVANIA, $56.70.

Centreville, 3.70. Neath, C. E., _for Chinese M._, 3. Susquehanna
Co., C. E. U., _for Student Aid, Fisk U._, 50.


OHIO, $631.94.

Ashland, J. O. Jennings, 10. Chatfield, German Pietist Congregation,
_for Indian M._, 46.50. Collinwood, 15. Columbus, Mayflower C., 6.50.
Huntsburg, Cong., K. E. S., 9.60. Madison, Central, 8.19. Norwalk, 5.
Oberlin, First, 22.93. Rootstown, 22.68.

----, Cash, 1.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF OHIO, by Mrs. G. B. Brown, Treas.,
$484.54.

Akron, West, 14; First, 5. Alliance, Mrs. J. M. Thomas, 3. Ashland,
3.60. Ashtabula, C. E., 1. Austinburg, C. E., 2.50. Berlin Heights,
3. Belpre, 1.25. Berea, 1.75. Brecksville, 5. Burton, 8. Chardon,
3.50. Chardon, C. E., 2.10. Cincinnati, Vine, 10; Walnut Hills, C.
E., 1.50. Clarksfield, 3.50. Claridon, 5. Cleveland, Euclid Ave.,
65. Cleveland, Archwood, 5; Plymouth, 16. Cleveland, Bethlehem, 5;
Mount Zion, 10; Park, 2. Columbus, Plymouth, 9.60; Eastwood, 4.40;
Plymouth, C. E., 12; Mayflower, 5. Claridon, C. E., 1.50. Ceredo,
West Va., 2. Elyria, 21.50. Freedom, 1. Garretsville, 5.15. Geneva,
9. Greenwich, 2.40. Hudson, 3.50. Huntsburg, K. E. S., 4.60.
Kirtland, K. E. S., 3.35. Lafayette, S., 2.19. Lindenville, C. E., 2.
Lodi, 2.50. Mallet, Creek, _for Indian M., Miss Collins_, 6.
Marietta, First, W. M. S., 5; Y. L. M. S., 9.25. Medina, 8.60.
Mesopotamia, S., 50 cts. Mount Vernon, 5.75. Newark, Plymouth, 3.96.
North Bloomfield, 1. North Ridgeville, C. E., 3. Oberlin, First, 12;
Second, 35. Oberlin, First, _for Alaska Supplies_, 8. Paddy's Run, 4.
Painesville, 16.50. Plain, 3. Rootstown, 5. Sheffield, 1.25.
Springfield, First, 10. Strongsville, 2.50. Toledo, Central, 16.25;
Washington St., 19.09; Washington St., C. E., 2.25; Second, 1.50.
Twinsburg, 8.75. Vermillion, C. E., 2.50. Wellington, 4. West
Andover, 2. West Williamsfield, 10. Williamsfield, 2.50. Windham, 3.
Youngstown, Elm St., 1.25.

Undesignated Fund, 2.75.


INDIANA, $14.00.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF INDIANA, by Mrs. Anna D. Davis,
Treas., $14.00.

Alexandria, 4. Kokomo, M. Soc., by Mrs. H. C. Davis, Vice Pres., 10.


ILLINOIS, $227.70.

Chicago, South C., W. M. S., 5.

De Kalb, 9.81. Forrest, 7.83. Godfrey, 5. Granville, 24.77.
Granville, Rev. J. E. Bissell, _for S. A., Fisk U._, 10.
Jacksonville, James M. Longley, 1. Loda, 7.65. Mazon, 3. Oak Park,
Second, S., 9.14. Port Byron, 3.40. Rockefeller, 7. Strawn, 65 cts.
Thawville, 4.16. Toulon, C., 9.53; S., 7.79; C. E., 5. Wheaton,
First, 16.66. Winnebago, C., 13.54; S., 1.46. Winnebago, W. H.
Nevens, 10. Winnetka, 24.56.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF ILLINOIS, Mrs. Mary S. Booth,
Treas, $40.75.

Dover, 10. Dover, Jr. C. E., 1.50. Geneseo, 5. Jacksonville, Y. L.
M. S., 5. Ottawa, First, 16.25. Rockford, Second, 3.


MICHIGAN, $215.87--of which from Estate, $100.00.

Almont, C., 5.03; C. E., 2.25. Charlotte, First, 10. Detroit, Fort
St. C., 7.88. Grand Rapids, Park C. Miss'y Soc., 30.75. Howell, Mrs.
S. E. A. Batcheler, 2. Hudson, First, 15. Noble, Mrs. Henry Bogardus,
2. Stanton, First, 25.26. Union City, 10.70.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF MICH., Mrs. E. F. Grabill, Treas.,
$5.00.

Frankfort, W. H. M. U., by Ellen U. Frost, 5.

ESTATE.--Niles, Est. of Dr. Jas. Lewis, 100.


IOWA, $421.78.

Cass, 9.80. Chester Center, 4.60. Danville, Lee W. Mix, 5. Des
Moines, Plymouth, C. E., 25; North Park C., 4.91. Lewis, 9.22.
Muscatine, First, S., 1.43. Nashua, 10. Red Oak, W. M. S., 23. Rowen,
5.25. Shenandoah, C., 28.10; S., 5. Sherrill, German C., 3.55.
Sibley, 18.58. Wittemburg, 12.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF IOWA, Miss Belle L. Bentley,
Treas., $256.34.

Alden, 4.42. Almoral, 5. Fayette, 5. Gilbert 6.65. Madison Co.,
First, 1. Manchester, 10. Maquoketa, _for Alaska M._, 11.
Marshalltown, 10. McGregor, 6.25. Lewis, 8.87. Ottumwa, 6. Traer,
43.15. Victor, Jr. C. E., 1. Waterloo, 8. Waterloo, Bequest of Louisa
M. Capwell, 100. Webster City, to const. MRS. MARY S. DONALDSON L.M.,
30.


MINNESOTA, $280.70.

Ada, 8.11. Brainerd, First, 2.10. Freeborn, S., 1. Marshall, 15.36.
Minneapolis, Park Ave. C., _for Porto Rico_, 50 cts. Morris, 7.07.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF MINNESOTA, by Mrs. M. W. Skinner,
Treas., $246.56, (less expenses, $2), $244.56.

Austin, 6.90. Ada, S., 3.08. Crookston, 5. Duluth, Pilgrim, 8.40.
Dawson, 1.25. Excelsior, 3. Excelsior, Jr. C. E., 90 cts. Freeborn,
5. Faribault, 5. Hawley, 4. Kerns, 3. Little Falls, 2. Mapleton, 3.
Mapleton, Jr. C. E., 2. Marshall, 8.75. Morris, Jr. C. E., 2.50.
Mantorville, 2. Minneapolis, Park Ave., 24.10; Park Ave., _for
Mountain White Work_, 3; Plymouth, 22.90; Pilgrim, 10.53; Como Ave.,
10; Lowry Hill, 5.50; Lora Hollister, 5; Open Door, C. E., 2.50. New
Ulm, 2.50. Owatonna, 15. Ortonville, 2.50. Princeton, 3. Plainview,
2.50. Springfield, 3.50. Spring Valley, Jr. C. E., _for S. A., Fisk
U._, 5. Stewartville, C. E., 1. Sauk Center, 1.75. Saint Paul, Park,
15; Olivet, 5; Pacific, 4; University Ave., 1; Bethany, C. E., 2.50;
Plymouth, C. E., 5. Winona, S., 3. Worthington, 4. Waseca, 8. Waseca,
C. E., 2. Wadena, S., 2.

Glyndon, W. M. S., by Mrs. A. D. Gracey, 11.


WISCONSIN, $1,046.27--of which from Estate, $866.66.

Appleton, 1.10. Brandon, 5. Clinton, 16. Clintonville, L. M. S., 7.
Milwaukee, Hanover St., C., 4.56. Racine, Mrs. Canfield Smith, 20;
Mary Johnson, 10. River Falls C., 21.60; S., 3.40. Springvale, 3.50.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF WISCONSIN, by Mrs. L. E. Smith,
Treas., $87.45.

Arena, First, 2.96. Beloit, First, 10. Beloit, First, Y. L. M. S.,
2. Delevan, 3.60. Eau Claire, 5. Fort Atkinson, 3. Green Bay, Union,
C. E., 20. Hayward, 9.14. Janesville, Covenant Club of K. D., 2.
Platteville, 2.50. Sun Prairie, 10. Stoughton, S., Birthday box,
7.75. Wauwatosa, 9.50.

ESTATE.--Beloit, Estate of Mrs. Ellen B. French, 866.66.


MISSOURI, $78.00.

Cole Camp, 10. Hamilton, 10.50. Pleasant Hill, Geo. M. Kellogg, _for
Porto Rico_, 50. St. Louis, Olive Branch C., 7.50.


KANSAS, $48.53.

Centralia, First, 10.34. Fredonia, 4.10. Hill City, Mrs. T. Garnett
(1 of which _for Sch., Meridian, Miss._), 2. Kansas City, First,
10.23. Manhattan, Wm. E. Castle, 12. Osawatomie, First, 2.46.
Tonganoxie, 5.40. Westmoreland, 2.


NORTH DAKOTA, $9.40.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF NORTH DAKOTA, by Mrs. J. M. Fisher,
Treas., $9.40.

Wahpeton, 5. Lidgerwood, W. H. M. S., by Mrs. L. M. Mix, Pres.,
4.40.


SOUTH DAKOTA, $95.05.

Beresford, C., 8.50; W. M. S., 1; C. E., 50 cts. Buffalo Gap, 3.
Cheyenne River, C., _for Oahe Sch._, 2.95. Columbia, 7.10. Faulkton,
S., _for Oahe Sch._, 3. Ipswich, S., 1.50; Rosette Park, S.; 75 cts,
Little Moreau, C., 66 cts., _for Oahe Sch._ Moreau River, C., 80
cts., _for Oahe Sch._ Oahe, S., Lincoln Mem., 3.55. Oahe, C., _for
Oahe Sch._, 1.77. Pioneer, 2. Rapid City, 10.60. Tyndall, Jr. C. E.
of First C., _for Santee Indian Sch., Neb._, 3. Virgin Creek, W. M.
S., 5; C., 81 cts., _for Oahe Sch._. Webster, 15.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF SOUTH DAKOTA, by Mrs. Adda M. Wilcox,
Treas., $24.50.

Meckling, W. M. S., by Mrs. L. K. Robbins, 2.50. South Dakota W. H.
M. U., 7; Brantford, L. M. C., 15, _for Oahe Sch._


NEBRASKA, $119.05.

Ainsworth, 10.18. Franklin, 14. Friend, C., 9.21; S., _for Porto
Rico_, 2.08. Nehawka, B. Wolph, 5. Santee, F. B. Riggs, _toward
Artesian Well_, 56. Verdon, 4. York, C., 16.21; S., 2.37.


IDAHO, $9.25.

Challis, First, 4.25.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF IDAHO by Mrs. C. E. Mason, 5.

Woman's Aux., 5.


OKLAHOMA, $5.00.

Darlington, 5.


COLORADO, $2.02.

Fruita, 2.02.


CALIFORNIA, $4,298.49.

Benicia, C., 4.60. Lockeford, 4.86. Lodi, 11.14. Los Angeles, Rev.
G. A. Rawson, 5. Stockton, Rev. J. C. Holbrook, D.D., deceased,
1,000. San Francisco, Receipts of the California Chinese Mission (see
items below), 647.89. San Francisco, Receipts of the Chinese Mission
Building Fund (see items below), 2,625.


OREGON, $3.00.

Portland, German C. E., 3.


WASHINGTON, $27.00.

Ahtonum, 2.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF WASHINGTON, by Mrs. Edward B.
Burwell, Treas., $25.00.

"Light Bearers," _for S. A., Almeda Gardner, Sch., Moorhead, Miss._,
25.


MARYLAND, ESTATE, $4,900.14.

ESTATE.--Baltimore, Estate of Mrs. Mary R. Hawley, 4,900.14.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, $50.00.

Washington, First, C. E., 25 _for Porto Rico_, and 25 _for Alaska
M._


VIRGINIA, $10.95.

Falls Church, First, 8.25. Herndon, 2.70.


NORTH CAROLINA, $3.75.

Candor, First, 3.25. Fly Mission, C., 50 cts.


TENNESSEE, $50.00.

Bon Air, Rev. E. N. Goff, 2. Crossville, 5. Oakdale, 2. Pomona, 5.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF TENNESSEE, by Mrs. J. C. Napier,
Treasurer, $36.00.

W. M. U. of Tenn., 36.


GEORGIA, 50 cts.

Woodville, Rev. J. H. H. Sengstacke, _for Mountain Work_, 50 cents.



ALABAMA, $5.00.

Anniston, Cong. C., C. E., 2.46; W. M. Soc., 2.54.


FLORIDA, $5.35.

Tavares, 5.35.


INCOME, $2,809.10.

Avery Fund, _for African M._, 418.82. M. R. Bishop End. Fund, 1.33.
Mrs. S. N. Brewer End. Fund, 23.70. E. A. Brown Sch'p. Fund, _for
Talladega C._, 25 cts. De Forest Fund, _for President's Chair,
Talladega C._, 64.41. E. B. Eldridge End. Fund, 225. Erwin Fund, _for
Talladega C._, 2,000. Fisk University Theo. Fund, 4.75. Haley Schp.
Fund, 10.91. E. A. Hand, End. Fund, 11.25. Howard Theo. Fund, _for
Howard U._, 5. Luke Mem. Schp. Fund, _for Talladega C._, 1. Seymour
Straight Endowment Fund, _for Straight U._, 2.68. Straight U. Sch'p
Fund, 1.15. S. M. Strong End. Fund, _for Saluda N. C._, 27. Wood
Schp. Fund, _for Talladega C._, 10.80. Yale Library Schp. Fund, _for
Talladega C._, 1.05.


TUITION, $502.90.

Troy, N. C., 2.74. Whittier, N. C. Public Fund, 27. Whittier, N. C.,
11. Memphis, Tenn., Public Fund, 93.75. Memphis, Tenn., 27.95.
Nashville, Tenn., 4.81. Albany, Ga., 91.50. Florence, Ala., 10.
Tougaloo, Miss., 15. Porto Rico, 219.15.


SLATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS, $4,998.00.

Tougaloo University, Tougaloo, Miss., 3,000. Straight University,
New Orleans, La., 1,998.


SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER, 1900.

  Donations                                            $14,303.82
  Estates                                               42,521.75
                                                      -----------
                                                       $56,825.57
  Income                                                 2,809.10
  Tuition                                                  502.90
  Slater Fund                                            4,998.00
                                                      -----------
  Total for September                                  $65,135.57


SUMMARY.

  Donations                                           $168,096.22
  Estates                                              104,641.72
                                                     ------------
                                                      $272,737.94
  Income                                                14,858.39
  Tuition                                               43,185.30
  Slater Fund                                            4,998.00
                                                     ------------
  Total from Oct. 1, '99 to Sept. 30, 1900            $335,779.63


FOR THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY.

  Subscriptions for June                                   $12.55
  Previously acknowledged                                  291.59
                                                         --------
  Total                                                   $304.14


RECEIPTS OF THE CALIFORNIA CHINESE MISSION, from Aug. 15 to Sept.
19, 1900, William Johnstone, Treas., $647.89.

FROM LOCAL MISSIONS, $299.95:

Berkeley, Chinese M. O., 5.20; Ann. Mems., 19.50. Fresno, Ann.
Mems., 4. Fruitland, Chinese M. O., 1; Ann'y Pledges, 11.50. Los
Angeles, Chinese M. O., 3; Ann. Mems., 4. Marysville, Chinese M. O.,
7.50; Anniversary Pledges, 15. Oakland, Chinese M. O., 3; Ann. Mems.,
16.10. Oroville, Chinese M. O., 2.70; Ann'y Pledges, 6.50. Pasadena,
Chinese M. O., 2.10; Ann'y Pledges, 11. Petaluma, Chinese M. O.,
1.50; Ann'y Pledges, 5. Riverside, Chinese M. O., 3; Ann'y Pledges,
3; Y. P. S. C. E., 10. Sacramento, Chinese M. O., 4; Ann. Mems., 12.
San Bernardino, Chinese M. O., 3; Ann'y Pledges, 4; First C., 6.95.
San Diego, Chinese M. O., 5.05; Ann'y Pledges, 22. San Francisco,
Central, Chinese M. O., 6.75; Ann. Mems., 34. San Francisco, West,
Chinese M. O., 4.25; Ann. Mems., 2. San Francisco, Bethany, Ann'y
Pledges, 19.75. San Francisco, Branch Ass'n of Christian Chinese, 10.
Santa Barbara, Chinese M. O., 5.35; Ann. Mems., 6. Santa Cruz,
Chinese M. O., 6.75; Ann'y Pledges, 13.50.

FROM INDIVIDUALS, $100.00:

Alexander Guthrie, 100.

FROM EASTERN FRIENDS, $170.00:

Bangor, Maine, Hon. E. R. Burpee, 100; Mrs. M. W. Chamberlain, 10.
Boston, Mass., Rev. J. B. Sewall, 25. Greenfield, Mass., Mrs. Ellen
W. Russell, 10; Miss Helen L. Mann, 5. Ill. W. H. M. U., Mrs. H. B.
Haskell, 5. Mrs. S. B. Newell, 5. Talladega, Ala., Miss A. E.
Farrington, 10.

RECEIVED FOR CHINESE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, $77.94:

W. H. M. A. of California, 25.19. Vernon, Cal., W. H. M. A., 2.75.
New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Henry Farnham, 50.

RECEIPTS FOR CHINESE MISSION BUILDING, San Francisco, Cal.,
$2,625.00:

MAINE, $14.00.

Bucksport, Friends, 12. Orland, Miss H. Buck, 2.

VERMONT, $1.00.

Brattleboro, Mrs. H. L. Miles, 1.

MASSACHUSETTS, $1,013.12.

Andover, Chin Wing, 5. Auburndale, Mrs. H. A. Hazen, 5; Rev. M. S.
Gordon, 1. Boston, Miss Carter's S., 53.50; Second C., Chinese S. and
Go Forth M. Band, 25; Berkley Temple, 9.01; Friends, 18.50; Chinese
Friends, 126.50. Cambridge, Mrs. Geo. F. Kendall, 25. Charlestown,
First C., 63. Chelsea, Friends, 10. Dedham, First C., 16.31. East
Walpole, C., 8. Greenfield, Mrs. E. B. Loomis, 5. Islington, C., 8.
Lowell, Wong Quong, 6. Lynn, Mrs. L. G. Brockway, 10. Stockbridge,
Miss Byington, 600. Roxbury, Highland C., 11.30; C. Ong Ying, 5.

RHODE ISLAND, $10.60.

Newport, Union C., 2.60. Providence, Friends, 8.

CONNECTICUT, $53.20.

Hardentown, Mt. Carmel C., 18.60. Hartford, A. T. Perry, 10. New
Haven, Friends, 22. Northford, C., 2.60.

NEW YORK, $837.33.

Binghamton, First, W. H. M. Soc., 20; Friends, 7. Brooklyn, C. of
the Pilgrims, 90; Tompkins Av. C., 73.50; Central C. Chinese S., 30;
South C., 25; Plymouth C., 6.53; Friends, 101.40; Chinese Friends,
89. Columbus, Cong. C. E., by Mrs. Agard, 1.50. Eldred, Rev. J. F.
Whitney, 5. Ithaca, Rev. W. G. Griffis, 5; C. E., 5. Mount Vernon,
First, W. M. Soc., 8.25. Oxford, Rev. W. T. Sutherland, 5. Rockville,
Meth. S., 25.40. Richford, Miss M. E. Allen, 5. Syracuse, Rev. Dr.
Curtis, 5. New York, Bromfield M. E. C., 16; Friends, 228; Chinese
Friends, 52.50. New York, Saint Bartholomew Chinese Guild, 33.25.

OHIO, $1.00.

Ottawa, C. H. Rice, 1.

ILLINOIS, $154.87.

Austin, Friends, 3. Chicago, First, S., 10; First, C. E., 3.75;
Warren Ave. C., 15; Mizpah C., 3.12; Friends, 64; Chinese Friends,
50. Chicago, Austin St. C., Y. P. S. C. E., 5. Winnetka, Quincy S.
Dowd, 1.

MINNESOTA, $154.11.

Minneapolis, Plymouth C., 64.26; University of Minn., 20; Friends,
7; Chinese Friends, 28.50. Saint Paul, Park Av. C., 19.35; N. H.
Dunwoody, 10; Chinese Friends, 5.

UTAH, $150.92.

Ogden, Chinese Friends, 16.50. Salt Lake City. First C., 17.42;
Phillips C., 4; Friends, 5; Chinese Friends, 108.

CALIFORNIA, $176.85.

California W. H. M. U., Mrs. L. E. Agard, 50. Fresno, Chinese
Friends, 41. Oakland, Ong Yon, 5. Pomona, Rev. W. L. Jones, 5. San
Francisco, Friends, 68.85; Chinese Friends, 35. San Francisco,
Friends, ad'l, 25.

TENNESSEE, $5.00.

Nashville, Rev. G. W. Moore, 5.


  H. W. HUBBARD, Treasurer,
  Congregational Rooms,
  Fourth Ave. and Twenty-Second St.,
  New York, N. Y.

       *       *       *       *       *

WOMAN'S STATE ORGANIZATIONS.


MAINE.

WOMAN'S AID TO A. M. A.

  President--Mrs. Geo. F. Peaslee, 42 Goff St., Auburn.
  Secretary--Mrs. S. W. Chapin, Deer Isle.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Helen W. Davis, Woodfords.


NEW HAMPSHIRE.

FEMALE CENT. INST'N AND HOME MISS. UNION.

  President--Mrs. W. D. Knapp, Somersworth.
  Secretary--Mrs. N. W. Nims, 3 Liberty St., Concord.
  Treasurer--Miss Annie A. McFarland, Concord.


VERMONT.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. R. P. Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. L. Smith, Burlington.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Robert Mackinnon, St. Johnsbury.


MASS. AND R. I.

[A]WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION.

  President--Mrs. C. L. Goodell, 9 Shailer St., Brookline, Mass.
  Secretary--Mrs. Louise A. Kellogg, 607 Congregational House, Boston.
  Treasurer--Miss Lizzie D. White, 607 Congregational House, Boston.


CONNECTICUT.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Washington Choate, Greenwich.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. T. Millard, 36 Lewis St., Hartford.
  Treasurer--Miss Anne W. Moore, 15 Columbia Street, Hartford.


NEW YORK.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Wm. Kincaid, 483 Green Av., Brooklyn.
  Secretary--Mrs. Wm. Spalding, 513 Orange St., Syracuse.
  Treasurer--Mrs. J. J. Pearsall, 153 Decatur St., Brooklyn.


NEW JERSEY.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF THE N. J. ASSOCIATION.

  President--Mrs. Isaac Clark, Fourth and College Sts., N. W.,
    Washington, D. C.
  Secretary--Miss Julia M. Pond, 607 T St., N. E., Washington, D. C.
  Treasurer--Mrs. G. A. L. Merryfield, Falls Church, Va.


PENNSYLVANIA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. C. F. Yennie, Wilcox.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. W. Waid, Ridgway.
  Treasurer--Mrs. David Howells, Kane.


OHIO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. C. W. Carroll, 48 Brookfield St., Cleveland.
  Secretary--Mrs. Arra H. Williams, 46 Knox St., Cleveland.
  Treasurer--Mrs. G. B. Brown, 2116 Warren St., Toledo.


INDIANA.

  President--Mrs. M. L. Paine, Elkhart.
  Secretary--Mrs. W. A. Waterman, Terre Haute.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Anna D. Davis, 1608 Bellefontaine St., Indianapolis.


ILLINOIS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Sidney Strong, Oak Park.
  Secretary--Mrs. A. O. Whitcomb, 463 Irving Ave., Chicago.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Mary S. Booth, 34 S. Wood St., Chicago. Ill.


MISSOURI.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. C. H. Patton, 3707 Westminster Place, St. Louis.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. W. S. Cobb, 4415 W. Morgan St., St. Louis.
  Treasurer--Mrs. A. J. Steele, 2825 Washington Ave., St. Louis.


IOWA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--
  Secretary--Mrs. H. H. Robbins, Grinnell.
  Treasurer--Miss Belle L. Bentley, West Grand Ave., Des Moines.


MICHIGAN.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Isaac Platt Powell, 76 Jefferson Ave., Grand Rapids.
  Secretary--Mrs. E. N. Thorne, 212 S. Union St., Grand Rapids.
  Treasurer--Mrs. E. F. Grabill, Greenville.


WISCONSIN.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. E. G. Updike, Madison.
  Secretary--Mrs. A. O. Wright, Madison.
  Treasurer--Mrs. L. E. Smith, 140 Gorham St., Madison.


MINNESOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Miss Katherine W. Nichols, 230 E. 9th St., St. Paul.
  Secretary--Mrs. E. R. Shepard, 2931 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.
  Treasurer--Mrs. M. W. Skinner, Northfield.


NORTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. E. H. Stickney, Fargo.
  Secretary--Mrs. Silas Daggett, Harwood.
  Treasurer--Mrs. J. M. Fisher, Fargo.


SOUTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. C. E. Corry, Columbia.
  Secretary--Mrs. K. M. Jenney, Huron.
  Treasurer--Mrs. A. M. Wilcox, Huron.


BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. J. B. Gossage, Rapid City.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. W. Brown, Rapid City.
  Treasurer--Mrs. S. Cushman, Deadwood.


NEBRASKA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. D. B. Perry, Crete.
  Secretary--Mrs. H. Bross, 2904 Q St., Lincoln.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Charlotte C. Hall, 1318 C St., Lincoln.

KANSAS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. R. B. Guild, 1336 Dillon St., Topeka.
  Secretary--Mrs. M. H. Jaquith, Cripple Creek, Col.
  Treasurer--Miss Mary Wilkinson, Ottawa.


COLORADO.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Dr. E. F. A. Drake, 518 Mack Block, Denver.
  Secretary--Mrs. Addison Blanchard, 3023 Downing Ave, Denver.
  Treasurer--Mrs. F. N. Thomas, Eaton.


WYOMING.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  Acting President--Mrs. J. A. Riner, Cheyenne.
  Secretary--Mrs. W. L. Whipple, Cheyenne.
  Treasurer--Miss Edith McCrum, 423 E. 17th St., Cheyenne.


  MONTANA.

  WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.
  President--Mrs. Victor F. Clark, Livingston.
  Secretary and Treasurer--Mrs. W. S. Bell, Helena.


IDAHO.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. R. B. Wright, Boise.
  Secretary--Mrs. C. E. Mason, Mountain Home.
  Treasurer--Mrs. L. H. Johnston, Challis.


WASHINGTON.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. W. C. Wheeler, 424 So. K St., Tacoma.
  Secretary--Mrs. Herbert S. Gregory, Spanaway.
  Treasurer--Mrs. E. B. Burwell, 323 Seventh Ave., Seattle.


OREGON.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. F. Eggert, The Hobart-Curtis, Portland.
  Secretary--Mrs. D. D. Clarke, 447 N. E. Twelfth St., Portland.
  Treasurer--Mrs. C. F. Clapp, Forest Grove.


CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. E. S. Williams, Saratoga.
  Secretary--Mrs. L. M. Howard, 1383 Franklin St., Oakland.
  Treasurer--Mrs. J. M. Haven, 1329 Harrison St. Oakland.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Warren F. Day, 949 S. Hill St., Los Angeles.
  Secretary--Mrs. K. G. Robertson, Mentone.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Mary M. Smith, Public Library, Riverside.


NEVADA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. L. J. Flint, Reno.
  Secretary--Miss Margaret N. Magill, Reno.
  Treasurer--Miss Mary Clow, Reno.


UTAH (including Southern Idaho).

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. C. T. Hemphill, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Secretary--Mrs. L. E. Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Treasurer--Miss Anna Baker, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Secretary for Idaho--Mrs. Oscar Sonnenkalb, Pocatello, Idaho.


NEW MEXICO.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. E. H. Ashmun, Albuquerque.
  Secretary--Mrs. F. A. Burlingame, Albuquerque.
  Treasurer--Mrs. M. McCluskey, Albuquerque.


OKLAHOMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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


INDIAN TERRITORY.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

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


NORTH CAROLINA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. O. Faduma, Troy.
  Secretary and Treasurer--Miss May E. Newton, King's Mountain.


GEORGIA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. P. P. Proctor, Atlanta.
  Secretary--Miss Jennie Curtis, McIntosh.
  Treasurer--Miss Mattie Turner, Athens.


FLORIDA.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

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


ALABAMA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. M. A. Dillard, Selma.
  Secretary--Mrs. Spencer Snell, Talladega.
  Treasurer--Mrs. E. C. Silsby, Talladega.


TENN., KENTUCKY AND ARKANSAS.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION.

  President--Mrs. G. W. Moore, Box 8, Fisk Univ., Nashville.
  Secretary--Mrs. J. E. Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Treasurer--Mrs. J. C. Napier, 514 Capitol Square, Nashville.


MISSISSIPPI.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  Treasurer--Mrs. L. H. Turner, 3012 12th St., Meridian.


LOUISIANA.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. L. St. J. Hitchcock, 2436 Canal St., New Orleans.
  Secretary--Mrs. Matilda W. Cabrère, New Orleans.
  Treasurer--Miss Mary L. Rogers, Straight Univ., New Orleans.


TEXAS.

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION.

  President--Mrs. Eunice Heflin, Sherman.
  Secretary--Mrs. Donald Hinckley, Sanger Ave., Dallas.
  Treasurer--Mrs. Arthur Geen, Dallas.


[Footnote A: While the W. H. M. A. appears in this list as a State
body for Mass. and R. I., it has certain auxiliaries elsewhere.]

       *       *       *       *       *

SECRETARIES OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK.

  VERMONT               Mrs. W. B. Ranney, Newport.

  MASS. & R. I.         Miss Bertha M. Shepard, 607 Cong'l House, Boston.

  NEW YORK              Mrs. H. A. Flint, 604 Willis Ave., Syracuse.

  OHIO                  Miss M. C. Smith, 853 Doan St., Cleveland.

  ILLINOIS              Mrs. J. T. Blanchard, 218 Walnut St., Aurora.

  MISSOURI              Miss Katherine Jones, 4337 Washington Ave.,
                          St. Louis.

  IOWA                  Mrs. Charles McAllister, Spencer.

  MICHIGAN              Mrs. W. J. Gregory, 459 Third St., Manistee.

  MINNESOTA, Young Ladies' Work, Mrs. B. W. Smith, 600 West
                          Thirty-second St., Minneapolis.

  MINNESOTA, Christian Endeavor Work, Miss Bertha Hanneman, 1816
                          Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

  NORTH DAKOTA          Mrs. E. S. Shaw, Cooperstown.

  SOUTH DAKOTA          Mrs. Grace Burleigh, Mitchell.

  NEBRASKA              Mrs. J. N. Hyder, 1520 U St., Lincoln.

  KANSAS                Mrs. C. E. Read, Parsons.

  COLORADO              Mrs. Olive R. Barker, Greeley.

  MONTANA               Mrs. H. C. Arnold, 621 Spruce St., Helena.

  WASHINGTON            Mrs. W. C. Davie, 423 North N St., Tacoma.

  OREGON                Mrs. W. D. Palmer, 443 West Park St., Portland.

  CALIFORNIA            Miss Caroline A. Potter, 600 17th St., Oakland.

  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   Miss Phebe Mayhew, 355 Alvarado St., Los Angeles.


SECRETARIES OF CHILDREN'S WORK.

  OHIO                  Mrs. Effie Morgan, 3880 Euclid Ave., East
                          Cleveland.

  ILLINOIS              Miss Hattie Kline, 713 E. 63d St., Chicago.

  IOWA                  Mrs. M. Rew, Grinnell.

  MICHIGAN              Mrs. C. R. Wilson, 65 Frederick Ave., Detroit.

  MINNESOTA             Mrs. H. S. Baker, 2268 Blake Ave., St. Anthony
                          Park.

  NORTH DAKOTA          Mrs. O. J. Wakefield, Wahpeton.

  SOUTH DAKOTA          Mrs. I. Crane, Waubay.

  NEBRASKA              Mrs. H. D. Neely, 4371 Hamilton St., Omaha.

  KANSAS                Miss Hattie Booth, Newton.

  MONTANA               Mrs. H. B. Segur, Billings.

  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   Miss Emily M. Peck, 920 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.

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American Missionary Association.

       *       *       *       *       *

PRESIDENT, REV. F. A. NOBLE, D.D., ILL.


_Vice-Presidents._

  Rev. ALEX. McKENZIE, D.D., Mass.
  Rev. HENRY A. STIMSON, D.D., N. Y.
  Rev. WASHINGTON GLADDEN, D.D., Ohio.
  Rev. GEORGE C. ADAMS, California.
  WILLIAM H. STRONG, ESQ., Michigan.
  _Recording Secretary_, Rev. H. A. HAZEN, D.D., Massachusetts.


_Corresponding Secretaries._

  Rev. A. F. BEARD, D.D., _Fourth Ave. and 22d Street, N. Y._
  Rev. F. P. WOODBURY, D.D., _Fourth Ave. and 22d Street, N. Y._
  Rev. C. J. RYDER, D.D., _Fourth Ave. and 22d Street, N. Y._


_Treasurer._

  H. W. HUBBARD, Esq., _Fourth Ave. and 22d Street, N. Y._


_Auditors._

  EDWIN H. BAKER, Conn.
  JOHN E. LEECH, N. Y.


_Executive Committee._

  CHARLES A. HULL, _Chairman_.
  FRANK M. BROOKS, _Secretary_.

  _For Three Years._

  CHARLES A. HULL,
  ALBERT J. LYMAN,
  NEHEMIAH BOYNTON,
  EDWARD S. TEAD,
  TRUMAN J. BACKUS.

  _For Two Years._

  ELIJAH HORR,
  FRANK M. BROOKS,
  CLARENCE KENYON,
  WILLIS D. THOMPSON,
  HENRY R. WILSON.

  _For One Year._

  WILLIAM HAYES WARD,
  JAMES W. COOPER,
  LUCIEN C. WARNER,
  LEWELLYN PRATT,
  CHARLES P. PEIRCE.


_District Secretaries._

  Rev. GEO. H. GUTTERSON, _615 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, _Fourth Ave. and 22d Street, 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, Congregational Rooms, Fourth Avenue
and 22d Street, New York; or, when more convenient, to either of the
Branch Offices, 615 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 on the next number.
Please send early notice of change in post-office address, giving the
former address and the new address, in order that our periodicals and
occasional papers may be correctly mailed.


FORM OF A BEQUEST.

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

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FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING.

Springfield, Mass., October 23-25, 1900.

       *       *       *       *       *

TRANSPORTATION.

[Sidenote: Reduced Fares.]

The following Passenger Associations have agreed to grant reduced
fares on the certificate plan from points in their territory. The New
England, the Central, the Trunk Line, the Western and the
Southeastern. This plan provides that if there are one hundred or
more persons present who have paid full first-class fares to
Springfield from points where the rate is more than seventy-five
cents and have obtained from the ticket agent at the time of purchase
a certificate in proper form to that effect, they will be entitled
from ticket agent in Springfield to a return ticket over same route
as they came for one-third the regular first-class fare. Certificates
must be delivered on arrival to Transportation Committee, who will
give receipts for the same, and which must not be called for later
than the evening of the 25th. These certificates will be good for
reduced rates to Monday night, October 29th. Parties starting from
points outside the lines of any of the above passenger associations,
or from stations not provided with through tickets and certificates,
should purchase tickets to nearest junction point within the lines of
the above associations, and there obtain through ticket and
certificate. _Positively no tickets can be sold for return trip at
reduced fares unless above instructions are fully complied with._

[Sidenote: General Information.]

The Transportation Committee room will be supplied with full
assortment of Railroad Guides, Maps, Time-tables, etc., not only of
railroads but of local cars and other modes of conveyance.

Members of the Committee will be on hand from 9 A. M. to the end of
the evening sessions on all days to assist visitors and to give
information in regard to trolley trips, steamboat rides, carriage
drives, etc. Mount Tom, a dozen miles north of Springfield, and the
highest peak in the region, is reached by a remarkable trolley line
which takes passengers to the summit where a very fine view is
obtained of the country for fifty miles in every direction.

The Committee is planning a trip to the mountains for Friday morning,
the 26th. Particulars can be obtained on arrival at Springfield. As
the number of persons who can be accommodated in the special cars is
limited, it will be well to make application for ticket promptly.

There is a fine new steamer on the river carrying four hundred
persons, and arrangements have been made to charter this for a
beautiful sail of two hours at noon, on the 24th or 25th, at very
reasonable rates, if a sufficient number of applications for tickets
are received by Tuesday night the 23d.

  For the Transportation Committee,
  CHARLES D. REID, _Chairman_.





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+ Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort
to Doctrine Publishing's system: If you are conducting research on machine
translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a
large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. We encourage the use of
public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help.

+ Keep it legal -  Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for
ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just because
we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States,
that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries.
Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we
can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is
allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Doctrine Publishing
ISYS search  means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world.
Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe.

About ISYS® Search Software
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of enterprise
search solutions for business and government.  The company's award-winning
software suite offers a broad range of search, navigation and discovery
solutions for desktop search, intranet search, SharePoint search and embedded
search applications.  ISYS has been deployed by thousands of organizations
operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law
enforcement, financial services, healthcare and recruitment.



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