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Title: The American Missionary — Volume 41, No. 2, February, 1887
Author: Various
Language: English
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[Illustration: FEBRUARY, 1887.


  NO. 2.

  The American Missionary]

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[Illustration: CONTENTS]



    THAT $350,000, LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS, AN EXAMPLE,         33
    PARAGRAPHS,                                             34
    OUR ROLL OF HONOR,                                      35
    NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK,                        37
    THE COLOR QUESTION,                                     38
    LETTER FROM MR. ARTHINGTON,                             39


    LIST OF MISSIONARIES AND TEACHERS,                      40


    NOTES IN THE SADDLE. SUPT. C. J. RYDER,                 49
    PAGE CHRISTMAS AT MCINTOSH,                             51


    FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SANTEE,                            52


    MANY ADVERSARIES,                                       54


    A WEEK AT A NORMAL SCHOOL,                              56
    HOW WE RAISED THE DEBT,                                 56

  RECEIPTS,                                                 58

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                             New York:


                      Rooms, 56 Reade Street.

                 *       *       *       *       *

                Price, 50 Cents a Year, in Advance.

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

American Missionary Association.

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

  _Corresponding Secretary._

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

  _Associate Corresponding Secretaries._

    Rev. JAMES POWELL, D.D., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._
    Rev. A. F. BEARD, D.D., _56 Reade Street, N.Y._


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



  _Executive Committee._

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

    _For Three Years._
      S. B. HALLIDAY.

    _For Two Years._
      J. E. RANKIN.
      WM. H. WARD.
      J. W. COOPER.

    _For One Year._
      A. S. BARNES.
      J. R. DANFORTH.
      A. P. FOSTER.

  _District Secretaries._

    Rev. C. L. WOODWORTH, D.D., _21 Cong’l House, Boston_.
    Rev. J. E. ROY, D.D., _151 Washington Street, Chicago_.

  _Financial Secretary for Indian Missions._


  _Field Superintendent._

    Rev. C. J. RYDER, _56 Reade Street, N.Y._

  _Bureau of Woman’s Work._

    _Secretary_, Miss D. E. EMERSON, _56 Reade Street, N.Y._

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Relating to the work of the Association may be addressed to the
Corresponding Secretaries; those relating to the collecting fields,
to Rev. James Powell, D.D., or to the District Secretaries; letters
for “THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY,” to the Editor, at the New York


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


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


                       AMERICAN MISSIONARY.

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                 VOL. XLI.  FEBRUARY, 1887.  No. 2.

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American Missionary Association.

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We remind our readers that the National Council and the annual
meeting have placed before us a high mark in asking from the
churches $350,000 the current year. That sixty per cent. advance
upon the contributions of last year will not be made without the
consciously directed efforts of our friends to secure it. We
are happy to announce that quite a number of the churches whose
contributions have been taken since the annual meeting have made
the advance, some of them reaching even a hundred per cent, over
the contributions of the preceding year. Let the matter be brought
to the attention of the churches and kept before them, and they
will rise to the occasion. They have both the means and the

       *       *       *       *       *

Can you do anything to increase the list of subscribers for THE
AMERICAN MISSIONARY? That is one way in which you might help us.
Every mail brings voluntary testimonials of the high esteem in
which our magazine is held by its readers. We could easily fill
our pages with extracts. The subscription price is so low—fifty
cents—that we cannot offer premiums or make reduction for clubs. We
do ask, however, for a greatly enlarged increase in subscriptions
on the purely business ground that the magazine is worth the
subscription price, and more, too. Can you do anything to help us
in this direction?

       *       *       *       *       *

An Example.—Rev. A. F. Newton, of Marlboro, Mass., one Sunday
in last December preached to his people on Christian Reading in
the home. He circulated among the congregation a list of the
missionary magazines and religious papers which, in his judgment,
ought to have a place in every family. THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY,
of course, was among the number. We presume that other ministers
have done substantially the same, but knowledge of Mr. Newton’s
effort having come to us, we take occasion to specially mention
it. Our conviction is strong that if all our pastors were to go
and do likewise, there would be a great increase in the number of
our subscribers, and during the year corresponding increase in
contributions, sympathy and prayer for our work. We commend the
example of Mr. Newton to the brethren.

       *       *       *       *       *

We regret to say that Rev. J. L. Withrow, D.D., has, in consequence
of his call to Chicago, sent in his resignation as a member of our
Executive Committee, a position that he has held since 1883. Our
churches ought to know Dr. Withrow’s fidelity. Once a month he
made the journey from Boston to New York in order to attend the
meetings. It was very rarely that he was absent. Our good wishes
and prayers accompany him into his new field in the West.

       *       *       *       *       *

The vacancy thus made has been filled by the Executive Committee
in the unanimous election of Rev. Jas. W. Cooper, D.D., New
Britain, Conn. Dr. Cooper has kindly consented to serve. He is not
a man willing to accept a position as a mere figure-head, and the
churches may be assured that the interests of the Association will
be faithfully served by him. He is a man of business and executive
ability in a marked degree, and we shall welcome his counsel and
wisdom in the administration of the Association’s affairs.

       *       *       *       *       *

The Thomasville (Ga.) _Times_ speaks very commendatorially of the
American Missionary Association’s work in Thomasville. It refers
with evident pleasure to the erection of our building for the
Connecticut Industrial School, and speaks of our missionaries who
are now carrying on the school in temporary quarters until the new
building is completed, as follows: “These ladies are engaged in a
work which commends itself to all classes of our citizens. They
will receive, as they should, every encouragement and courtesy at
the hands of the people of Thomasville.”

       *       *       *       *       *

They had a good time at Fisk University, Thanksgiving Day. Sermon
by Prof. Bennett in the forenoon, athletic sports on the campus
in the afternoon, and a praise meeting in charge of Pres. Cravath
in the evening. Dr. Cravath spoke of the university as a family
in connection with the thought that family reunions were the
characteristic form of observing the Thanksgiving anniversary.
Testimony of personal reasons for thankfulness were given both by
teachers and students. One was thankful that after having been
twelve years in the university he had at length been led to give
himself to the Lord; another, a newcomer, that the way had been
opened for him to come to Fisk, where he had been received as a
child into the family; some for hardships and trials endured,
others for what Fisk University had been to them and had done for
them. A very fitting and enjoyable observance of the day this was,

       *       *       *       *       *

There are 8,000 liquor saloons in the city of New York. Last year
they paid for licenses $600,000. This money, strange to say, is
divided up among charitable and reform institutions in the city.
Saloon keepers pay $600,000 for protection by law, while they carry
shame, sorrow and ruin to tens of thousands of their fellow-beings.
Surely the American Missionary Association ought to receive the
$350,000 asked from the churches, as it tries to carry the Gospel
to twelve millions of the most neglected and ignorant of our
American population.

       *       *       *       *       *


According to custom, we publish this month a list of our mission
stations and the names of the missionaries. It furnishes a fruitful
field in which to glean valuable information. A glance at it shows
the magnitude of our work. There are 215 stations, in charge of
422 workers. Each station is a centre at which mission work is
organized for all the region round about. To him who scans it
carefully the list reveals the variety of the work. It is both
evangelistic and educational. Church planting and building;
Sunday-school work; primary, normal, industrial, collegiate and
professional training, are all represented, because the people need
to be instructed in everything secular, social and religious, that
pertains to civilized life and well-ordered society.

If facts and incidents in the lives of individual missionaries and
in the development of work at specified points are ascertained
(consult back numbers of THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY) and brought into
the public meeting, interest cannot fail to be awakened; nor will
the interest be evanescent; it will go home with the people; it
will stay with them; it will secure a place in their thought and
prayer; it will get into the contribution box; it will reach the

Some of the stations, by reason of special agencies, as, for
example, Fisk University, have become well known; but for the
greater part they are indefinitely thought of in the mass. The same
is true of the missionaries. Only a few of them are widely known.
Yet in their isolation, bearing obloquy and reproach for their
work’s sake, misjudged as to their character and mission, even by
Christian ministers and church members who keep aloof from their
acquaintance and fellowship, it is natural that they should crave
the expressed sympathy of those they represent. It would lighten
their burdens and brighten their path to feel that they are known
and remembered by name in the churches at home.

There is one thing to be noted which a mere study of the list does
not reveal, and that is: our missionaries are a very happy band.
Despite the discouragements and trials incident to their work,
they are neither cast down nor discouraged. On this point their
testimony is strong and continuous. They have the joy of their
Lord’s presence and the sustaining power of His almighty grace. “I
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,” has become the gladsome
song of their hearts.

They are happy, too, in the knowledge that they have so many
friends and such generous supporters. The fact that the list of
their names is so long proves to them that their work has taken a
large hold upon the churches. The fact that contributions come from
so many churches and individuals, in amount sufficient to maintain
so great a work as the Association is carrying forward, is a
demonstration that they have the love and hearty support of tens of
thousands, some of whom make large sacrifices to contribute as they
do. They know that there are thousands who eloquently plead their
cause and defend their good name before the public, and on bended
knee remember them and their work at the Throne of Grace.

They are happy, also, in the knowledge that they are loved and
honored by those for whom they labor. Father Riggs was almost
worshipped by the Indians who knew him. E. A. Ware is a sainted
name that thousands of colored people, young and old, are ready
to rise up and honor, and whose very mention is an inspiration in
their hearing.

We recall to our readers words spoken by Prof. W. A. Crogman,
himself a fine specimen of the Christian scholar and thinker such
as his race is capable of producing under Christian training. We
quote from an address he made two years ago Thanksgiving Day,
before the Atlanta University, of which school he is a graduate:
“If I were asked to-day what one thing since the close of the war
has contributed most to the permanent prosperity of the South, I
unhesitatingly answer, Christian charity. When the victorious army
of the North was passing in review before President Johnson in the
streets of Washington, another army, vastly inferior in numbers,
imbued with a different spirit, and armed with no other weapons
than the Bible and the spelling-book, was marching under the eye
of God down into this very field from which Grant and Sherman had
but recently withdrawn. Silently came they into the field. There
was no heralding of their approach, no display. Hopefully came they
into the field, notwithstanding they knew that to the majority of
the people their presence would be obnoxious. They came with faith
in God and love for man. They came, impelled by Christian duty and
patriotism, to wage a new war against the more deadly enemies of
the Republic—ignorance and vice. I am thankful to-day for the pen
of Lincoln and for the sword of Grant, but more thankful, by far,
for the patient ‘schoolma’am’ who taught the negro his letters and
set a million of us to reading.”

Let our Roll of Honor be studied, and let its history and memory
be made known among the churches. It is abundantly worthy, and in
results will repay with rich reward.

       *       *       *       *       *

“While practicing law a number of years ago,” says Judge Tourgee,
“I had a peculiar will case. An old lady who was a slaveholder,
dying, bequeathed her colored man, John, and her dusky maid, Jane,
who sustained to each other the relation of husband and wife, to
the trustees of the church, to be used as far as possible for the
‘glory of God.’ I was curious to know what course was taken, and
upon investigation found that, after meditation and prayer, the
pious trustees sold their living legacy at auction, and with the
proceeds sent a missionary to China.”

       *       *       *       *       *

The New England Society of New York celebrated Forefathers’ Day
December 22d. There was one feature of this anniversary of special
interest to the readers of the MISSIONARY. It was a speech by Mr.
H. W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta _Constitution_. Mr. Grady is a
representative Southerner of the progressive type. His theme was
The New South, and he handled it in such a way as to elicit the
heartiest applause and the warmest commendation from those who
heard him. Of course he could not speak on such a theme without
having a good deal to say about the negro. We give the following

“But what is the sum of our work? We have found out that in the
general summing up the free negro counts more than he did as a
slave. We have planted the schoolhouse on the hill-top and made it
free to white and black.”

“The relations of the Southern people with the negro are close and
cordial. We remember with what fidelity for four years he guarded
our defenseless women and children, whose husbands and fathers were
fighting against his freedom. To his eternal credit be it said that
whenever he struck a blow for his own liberty he fought in open
battle, and when at last he raised his black and humble hands that
the shackles might be struck off, those hands were innocent of
wrong against his helpless charges and worthy to be taken in loving
grasp by every man who honors loyalty and devotion.”

“But have we solved the problem he presents or progressed in honor
and equity towards its solution? Let the record speak to this
point. No section shows a more prosperous laboring population
than the negroes of the South, none in fuller sympathy with the
employing and land-owning class. He shares our school fund, has the
fullest protection of our laws and the friendship of our people.
Self-interest as well as honor demand that he should have this.
Our future, our very existence, depend upon our working out this
problem in full and exact justice. We understand that when Lincoln
signed the emancipation proclamation, your victory was assured,
for he then committed you to the cause of human liberty against
which the arms of man cannot prevail, while those of our statesmen
who made slavery the corner-stone of the Confederacy, doomed us to
defeat, committing us to a cause that reason could not defend or
the sword maintain in the light of advancing civilization.”

“We fought hard enough to know that we were whipped, and in perfect
frankness accepted as final the arbitrament of the sword to which
we had appealed. The South found her jewel in a toad’s head. The
shackles that had held her in narrow limitations fell forever when
the shackles of the negro slave were broken. Under the old régime
the negroes were slaves to the South, the South was a slave to the
system. Thus was gathered in the hands of a splendid and chivalric
oligarchy the substance that should have been diffused among the
people, as the rich blood is gathered at the heart, filling that
with affluent rapture, but leaving the body chill and colorless.”

When Mr. Grady said, “We have planted the school house on the
hill-top and made it free to white and black,” he must have had in
mind the Atlanta University, for he knows all about that school.
The $8,000 a year appropriated from the State justly entitles the
Georgians to regard Atlanta University as a State school. But
whence comes the money necessary to supplement this appropriation,
to meet current expenses? Whence came the $150,000, and more, that
have gone into the fine grounds, buildings and equipments? From
New Englanders and children of New Englanders in the West, through
the American Missionary Association. Mr. Grady must have known
these facts. He knew that New England brains conceived the school,
that New England money planted it, that New Englanders have always
been, and are, its teachers, what sacrifices they have made, what
social ostracism endured, what splendid work they have done and
are doing. He knows from personal inspection the superiority of
that school, and that this superiority has frequently been spoken
of in the columns of the able paper of which he is the editor. He
knows that the munificent funds bearing the names of Slater and
Peabody were given by New Englanders. All these things, and more
in the same direction, Mr. Grady knows, and yet in the presence
of New Englanders and in the city where are the headquarters of
the American Missionary Association, he did not make the faintest
reference in recognition. It is said his speech was extemporaneous.
Nevertheless was it not unfortunate that upon such an occasion he
failed to give honor to whom honor is due?

       *       *       *       *       *

The Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church
recently opened a University for white students in Chattanooga,
Tenn. Some colored students applied for admission. They were
refused, but this was not the end. A colored minister, Rev. B.
H. Johnson, pastor of one of the Methodist Episcopal Churches of
Chattanooga, meeting Professor Caulkins of the university in
a store, offered him his hand, but as it was a black hand the
professor would not accept it. That would have been a recognition
of “social equality.” The colored brother felt, and felt justly,
that he had been insulted. When knowledge of the insult reached the
Executive Committee of the Freedmen’s Aid Society, whose funds in
large part built and support the university, steps were immediately
taken to learn the exact facts in the case. They moved cautiously
and wisely, that no wrong should be done and that no unjust
judgment should be pronounced, and when they had made a thorough
examination of the whole case, heard from both sides and from all
sides, they voted that through the trustees of the university the
professor be asked to resign at once. The Executive Committee
has done right and should have the cordial backing of the entire
Methodist Church. A mistake was made when the colored students were
refused admission. No matter if they were hired by wicked white men
to go and force the issue. All the more should an issue be met when
forced by such people. Better that a millstone be hanged around the
neck of the institution and that it be drowned in the midst of the
sea than that it be made an occasion of offense to one of Christ’s
little ones. Christ is in the world in the person of these little
ones, and he who insults them insults _Him_, and he who insults Him
insults all who love Him.

       *       *       *       *       *

We take the following extracts from a letter received by Dr.
Strieby from our good friend, Mr. Robert Arthington, of Leeds,
England. As a little mirror, showing “ourselves as ithers see
us,” it has special significance. We have often thought that
the indifference of the Christian people of this country to the
question of the salvation of the Indians was a sad spectacle for
our brethren in other lands to look upon. Would that the churches
might be made to feel this:

  “DEAR DR. STRIEBY—I trust the ‘missionary laugh’ will, by the
  great mercy of God, ‘never come on the air by my side.’ Oh,
  that it might be so with all real Christians.

  “In the November MISSIONARY the Indians are mentioned. I am
  at this moment intensely desirous that the Indians of the
  South American continent should be reached by the Gospel
  message. This appears to me to be very difficult, sadly, sadly
  difficult. But the case in the North American continent seems
  to me to be altogether different. There, as it regards your
  part, is a government, and a people, which and who approve of
  all men’s reading the Christian Scriptures. Grand, glorious, if
  only they would be more practical. Why does not the Government
  at once solve the problem by sending persons well fitted for
  the purpose to teach each tribe to read? Then when they can
  read, the American Bible Society might introduce extensively
  to the whole of the Indian tribes in the United States the
  inestimably precious word of God.

  “For goodness’ sake, if not for God’s sake, O, Americans, arise
  and do this necessary thing. There is no time to be lost. You
  have “heaped teachers” to yourselves, and you leave these poor
  men and women, as worthy as yourselves, except real Christians,
  to their darkness, devoid of the light, joy and infinite good
  beyond description of a personal intimate knowledge of the
  sacred Christian Scriptures.”

       *       *       *       *       *



The following list presents the names and post-office addresses of
those who are employed in the Churches, Institutions and Schools
aided by the American Missionary Association.



      Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D.,               Washington, D.C.
      Rev. J. G. Craighead, D.D.,            Washington, D.C.
      Rev. S. M. Newman, D.D.,               Washington, D.C.
      Rev. John G. Butler, D.D.,             Washington, D.C.

        Rev. G. W. Moore,                    Nashville, Tenn.
        Mrs. G. W. Moore,                    Nashville, Tenn.

       *       *       *       *       *

      Rev. H. B. Frissell,                   Hampton, Va.

       *       *       *       *       *


        Rev. Mason Noble,                    Roxbury, Mass.
          Mr. Geo. A. Woodard,               Weymouth, Mass.
          Miss E. Jennie Peck,               Bristol, Ct.
          Miss H. L. Fitts,                  Candia, N.H.
          Miss E. A. Warner,                 Lowell, Mass.
          Miss Mary A. Mason,                Westfield, Mass.
          Miss Anna M. Nicholas,             Toledo, Ohio.
          Miss Mary D. Hyde,                 Zumbrota, Minn.
          Miss Jessie Garfield,              Sheffield, Ohio.
          Mrs. Geo. A. Woodard,              Weymouth, Mass.
        _Special Missionary_,
          Miss A. E. Farrington,             Portland, Me.

        Rev. Geo. S. Smith,                  Raleigh, N.C.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. J. N. Ray,                      Oaks, N.C.
        Miss E. W. Douglas,                  Decorah, Iowa.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Jas. Walker,                    Hillsboro, N.C.
        Mrs. Jas. Walker,                    Hillsboro, N.C.

        Mr. Sandy Paris,                     Cedar Cliff, N.C.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Michael Jerkins,                Beaufort, N.C.
        Miss Lydia Hatch,                    Beaufort, N.C.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Mr. Chas. Ellis,                     Southfield, Mass.

        Miss P. M. Lee,                      Oxford, Mass.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Alfred Connet,                  Solsberry, Ind.
        Mr. O. Connet,                       Solsberry, Ind.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Z. Simmons,                     Dudley, N.C.
        Mrs. Elinor Walden,                  Strieby, N.C.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Wm. H. Ellis,                   Southfield, Mass.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. James E. Smith,                 Pekin, N.C.

       *       *       *       *       *


        Rev. Geo. C. Rowe,                   Charleston, S.C.
        New teachers have not yet been appointed.  The buildings
        were seriously injured by earthquake, and are now
        undergoing repairs.

        Rev. J. L. Grice,                    Orangeburg, S.C.

        Rev. J. E. B. Jewett,                Pepperell, Mass.
        Mrs. J. E. B. Jewett,                Pepperell, Mass.

       *       *       *       *       *


        Rev. Evarts Kent,                    Chicago, Ill.
        Rev. C. W. Francis,                  Atlanta, Ga.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Prof. Thos. N. Chase,              Atlanta, Ga.
          Rev. Cyrus W. Francis,             Atlanta, Ga.
          Rev. Horace Bumstead,              D.D., Atlanta, Ga.
          Mr. Horace M. Sessions,            Hampden, Mass.
          Mr. Charles P. Sinnott,            Marshfield, Mass.
          Mr. C. C. Tucker,                  Fitchburg, Mass.
          Mr. John W. Young,                 Atlanta, Ga.
          Miss Emma C. Ware,                 Norfolk, Mass.
          Miss Sarah E. Marsh,               Chicago, Ill.
          Miss Ella W. Moore,                Chicago, Ill.
          Miss Rebecca Massey,               Oberlin, O.
          Miss Margaret Neel,                Livonia, N.Y.
          Miss Carrie E. Jones,              Atlanta, Ga.
          Mrs. Lucy E. Case,                 Charlton Dep’t, Mass.
          Miss F. E. Weston,                 Fort Fairfield, Me.
          [A]Miss Eliza J. Perkins,          Exeter, N.H.
          Miss S. A. Hosmer,                 Augusta, Ga.
          Mrs. Jane T. Ware,                 Atlanta, Ga.
          Miss Martha E. Elkins,             Exeter, N.H.
          Miss Mary E. Sands,                Saco, Me.
          Mrs. H. W. Chase,                  West Randolph, Vt.
          [B]Miss O. A. Thompson,            Durham, N.H.
          Miss F. M. Andrews,                Milltown, N.B.
          Miss E. H. Merrill,                Boston, Mass.
      STORRS SCHOOL (104 Houston St.)
          Mrs. Hattie I. Miller,             East Corinth, Vt.
          Miss Minnie Hubbard,               Hiram, Me.
          Miss M. L. Gerhard,                Nebraska City, Neb.
          Mrs. C. G. Ball,                   Clifford, N.Y.
          Miss Amelia L. Ferris,             Oneida, Ill.
          Miss Caledonia Phillips,           Cannonsburg, Pa.
          Miss A. H. Levering,               Philadelphia, Pa.
          Miss Carrie J. Parry,              Chicago, Ill.
          Miss Nellie E. Blood,              Pepperell, Mass.
        _Special Missionary_,
          Miss Lizzie Stevenson,             Bellefontaine, O.

        Mr. F. H. Henderson,                 Cuthbert, Ga.

        Rev. Geo. V. Clarke,                 Atlanta, Ga.
        Mr. A. L. Tucker,                    Athens, Ga.
        Miss Auffling,                       Athens, Ga.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. N. B. James,                    New Orleans, La.

      _Minister and Superintendent of Missions_,
        Rev. Dana Sherrill,                  Forrest, Ill.
          Miss A. A. Holmes,                 Lee, Mass.
          Miss Mary F. Lord,                 Fredonia, N.Y.
          Miss M. A. Perry,                  Holden, Mass.
          Miss E. M. Clapp,                  East Hampton, Mass.
          Miss M. M. Foote,                  Norwich, N.Y.
          Miss Alice M. Field,               North Bennington, Vt.
          Mrs. Dana Sherrill,                Forrest, Ill.

        Rev. S. E. Lathrop,                  New London, Wis.
          Mrs. Liva A. Shaw,                 Owego, N.Y.
          Mr. Aug. J. Burger,                New London, Wis.
          Miss E. L. Patten,                 Somers, Conn.
          Miss Gertrude F. Yard,             Dakota City, Ia.
          Miss E. B. Scobie,                 Peninsula, Ohio.
          Miss Anna Doyen,                   Antioch, Ill.
          Miss S. F. Clarke,                 Medina, Ohio.
          Miss L. G. Freeman,                Saratoga, N.Y.
          Mrs. S. E. Lathrop,                New London, Wis.
          Mrs. F. E. Greene,                 Rochester, N.Y.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. E. J. Penney,                   Marietta, Ga.

        Mr. W. C. Greene,                    Albany, Ga.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. J. H. H. Sengstacke,            Savannah, Ga.
        Mr. J. Loyd,                         Savannah, Ga.

      _Superintending Minister_,
        Rev. Dana Sherrill,                  Forrest, Ill.

      _Superintending Minister_,
        Rev. Dana Sherrill,                  Forrest, Ill.

      THE GROVE.
          Rev. Floyd Snelson,                McIntosh, Ga.
          Miss Elizabeth Plimpton,           Walpole, Mass.
          Miss Bertha Robertson,             Richibucto, N.B.
          Miss Minnie Dox,                   Kalamazoo, Mich.
          Miss Mary A. Cutler,               Greenwich Valley, Mass.
        _Minister and Teacher_,
          Rev. Wilson Callen,                Cypress Slash, Ga.
          Miss ——

          Mrs. W. L. Gordon,                 Richmond, Mich.
          Miss Martha J. Davis,              Dunstable, Mass.
          Miss Julia A. Goodwin,             Mason, N.H.
          Miss Carrie M. Park,               West Boxford, Mass.

        Rev. R. M. Lewis,                    Milford, Ga.

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        Miss Emma B. Caughey,                Kingsville, O.
        Miss Helen D. Burton,                Terre Haute, Ind.

        Rev. W. A. Benedict,                 Orange Park, Fla.

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        Rev. H. S. DeForest, D.D.,           Talladega, Ala.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Pres. H. S. DeForest, D.D.,        Talladega, Ala.
          Rev. G. W. Andrews, D.D.,          Talladega, Ala.
          Prof. Geo. H. Howe,                Orwell, Pa.
          Mr. E. C. Silsby,                  Talladega, Ala.
          Mr. John Orr,                      Clinton, Mass.
          Mr. E. A. Bishop,                  Talladega, Ala.
          Miss Bertha Bass,                  Gardiner, Me.
          Miss L. F. Partridge,              Holliston, Mass.
          Miss Maud S. Wheeler,              Salem, Mass.
          Miss May L. Phillips,              Canonsburg, Pa.
          Mrs. Clara O. Rindge,              Homer, N.Y.
          Miss Helen M. Andrews,             Columbus, Kan.
          Miss Lura Aldridge,                Oak Park, Ill.
          Mrs. E. A. Bishop,                 Talladega, Ala.
          Mrs. John Orr,                     Clinton, Mass.
          Mrs. E. C. Silsby,                 Talladega, Ala.
          Miss Julia C. Andrews,             Milltown, N.B.
          Mrs. H. S. De Forest,              Talladega, Ala.
          Mrs. G.W. Andrews,                 Talladega, Ala.
          Mrs. Geo. H. Howe,                 Orwell, Pa.
        _Special Missionary_,
          Miss M. H. E. Clary,               Conway, Mass.

        Rev. J. A. Jones,                    Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. J. R. Sims,                     Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. J. R. Sims,                     Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. A. J. Headen,                   Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. F. G. Ragland,                  Mobile, Ala.
          Mr. F. B. Wells,                   Rhinebeck, N.Y.
          Miss E. R. Morrison,               Chillicothe, Ohio.
          Miss Isadore M. Caughey,           Kingsville, Ohio.
          Miss Carrie E. Ferris,             Passaic, N.J.
          Miss Laura F. Keeler,              South Britain, Ct.
          Miss Mary R. Whitcomb,             Redfield, Dak.
          Miss Gertrude Wyckoff,             Galesburg, Ill.
        _Matron and Special Missionary_,
          Mrs. F. B. Wells,                  Rhinebeck, N.Y.

        Rev. Max M. Schwarzauer,             Citronelle, Ala.

    MONTGOMERY (P. O. Box 62.)
        Rev. R. C. Bedford,                  Watertown, Wis.

        Rev. C. B. Curtis,                   Burlington, Wis.
      _Special Missionary_,
        Miss Mary K. Lunt,                   New Gloucester, Me.

        Rev. A. W. Curtis,                   Crete, Neb.

        Rev. H. W. Conley,                   Talladega, Ala.
        Mr. E. V. Wilson,                    Anniston, Ala.
        Mrs. Emma C. Wilson,                 Anniston, Ala.

        Rev. W. P. Hamilton,                 Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. J. B. Grant,                    Talladega, Ala.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Milus Harris,                   Talladega, Ala.

        Rev H. S. Williams,                  Wetumpka, Ala.
        Miss M. F. Wells,                    Ann Arbor, Mich.
        Miss Villa D. Crumb,                 Norwich, N.Y.
        Miss Alice M. Whitsey,               Dover, Ohio.
        Miss Mary Wyckoff,                   Galesburg, Ill.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Sydney H. Dale,                 Talladega, Ala.
        Miss Fannie Jones,                   Florence, Ala.

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        Rev. Henry S. Bennett,               Nashville, Tenn.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Pres. E. M. Cravath, D.D.,         Nashville, Tenn.
          Rev. A. K. Spence,                 Nashville, Tenn.
          Rev. H. S. Bennett,                Nashville, Tenn.
          Rev. F. A. Chase,                  Nashville, Tenn.
          Prof. H. H. Wright,                Oberlin, O.
          Rev. E. C. Stickel,                Oberlin, O.
          Miss Helen C. Morgan,              Cleveland, O.
          Miss Anna M. Cahill,               Nashville, Tenn.
          Miss Laura A. Parmelee,            Toledo, O.
          Miss Anna F. Ballantine,           Oberlin, O.
          Miss Mary E. Edwards,              Westhampton, Mass.
          Miss Henrietta Matson,             Nashville, Tenn.
          Miss Jennie A. Robinson,           Oberlin, O.
          Miss Sarah Bowen,                  Bloomington, Ind.
          Miss C. E. Burr,                   Oberlin, O.
          Miss Luella Miner,                 Glencoe, Wis.
          Miss S. M. Wells,                  Middletown, N.Y.
          Miss Maria S. Parsons,             Boston, Mass.
          Miss Jessie Leonard,               Clyde, Ohio.
          Mrs. Lucy R. Greene,               No. Amherst, Mass.
          Miss M. L. Matthews,               Millville, N.Y.
          Mrs. W. D. McFarland,              Winsted, Conn.
          Mr. William R. Morris,             Nashville, Tenn.
          Mrs. A. K. Spence,                 Nashville, Tenn.
          Mrs. E. M. Cravath,                Nashville, Tenn.
          Rev. W. A. Sinclair,               Nashville, Tenn.
          Rev. J. M. Gilmere,                Nashville, Tenn.

        Rev. J. M. Hall,                     Jonesboro, Tenn.
        Mrs. Julia B. Nelson,                Red Wing, Minn.
        Miss Minnie A. Stowe,                Marion, Kan.
        Miss J. E. Fahnestock,               Lewiston, Ill.

        Rev. B. A. Imes,                     Oberlin, O.
          Prof. A. J. Steele,                Whitewater, Wis.
          Rev. B. A. Imes,                   Oberlin, O.
          Mr. Chas. M. Stevens,              Clearwater, Minn.
          Miss Esther A. Barnes,             Tallmadge, O.
          Miss S. C. Bateham,                Painesville, O.
          Miss Ruth E. Stinson,              Woolwich, Me.
          Miss M. A. C. Stewart,             Wilmot, N.S.
          Miss C. S. Goldsmith,              Chester, N.H.
          Miss Rebecca M. Green,             Hamlet, N.Y.
          Miss M. A. Kinney,                 Whitewater, Wis.
          Miss Zulee E. Felton,              Memphis, Tenn.
          Miss Fannie A. McCullough,         Memphis, Tenn.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Jos. E. Smith,                  Chattanooga, Tenn.
        Mr. G. W. Jackson,                   Tougaloo, Miss.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. C. B. Riggs,                    Emmington, Ill.
        Mr. E. A. Palmer,                    Grand View, Tenn.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. Benj. Dodge,                    Centre Lebanon, Me.
        Miss Jeanne A. Calkins,              Daysville, N.Y.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. B. Dodge,                       Centre Lebanon, Me.
        Miss Mattie Mattice,                 Pine Plains, N.Y.

        Rev. E. H. Bullock,                  Jellico, Tenn.
        Mr. Geo. Lawrence,                   Hillsdale, Mich.
        Mrs. Geo. Lawrence,                  Hillsdale, Mich.

      _General Missionary_,
        Rev. John Kershaw,                   Bound Brook, N.J.
      _Minister and Missionary_,
        Rev. W. E. Barton,                   Robbins, Tenn.
        Mrs. N. J. St. Clair,                Robbins, Tenn.

        Rev. S. P. Smith,                    Knoxville, Tenn.

        Rev. Jos. E. Smith,                  Chattanooga, Tenn.

      _General Missionary_,
        Rev. John Kershaw,                   Bound Brook, N.J.
        Mr. Geo. O. Hannum,                  Sherwood, Tenn.
        Miss Gert. Bridgeman,                S. Amherst, Mass.

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          Rev. Azel Hatch,                   Oberlin, O.
          Miss N. H. Nutting,                Randolph, Vt.
          Miss M. Glassburn,                 Gallipolis, O.
          Miss L. J. Fish,                   Akron, O.
          Miss Louise Denton,                Hempstead, L.I.
          Miss Jennie Woodruff,              Berea, Ky.
          Mrs. H. S. Woodruff,               Berea, Ky.

        Rev. Spencer Snell,                  Louisville, Ky.
      _Special Missionary_,
        Miss S. S. Evans,                    Fryeburg, Me.

      _General Missionary_,
        Rev. A. A. Myers,                    Williamsburg, Ky.
        Rev. F. E. Jenkins,                  S. Coventry, Ct.
          Mr. W. E. Wheeler,                 Marshfield, Wis.
          Mrs. W. E. Wheeler,                Marshfield, Wis.
          Miss Maria M. Lickorish,           North Ridgeville, O.
          Mrs. A. J. Hubbard,                Hiram, Me.
          Miss M. A. Packard,                Williamsburg, Ky.
          Mrs. A. A. Myers,                  Williamsburg, Ky.

        Rev. A. A. Myers,                    Williamsburg, Ky.

        Rev. W. H. Baker,                    Berea, Ky.

        Mrs. A. A. Myers,                    Williamsburg, Ky.

        Mrs. A. A. Myers,                    Williamsburg, Ky.

        Rev. E. H. Bullock,                  Jellico, Tenn.

        Rev. Mason Jones,                    Clover Bottom, Ky.
        Miss Nellie S. Archer,               Berea, Ky.
        Miss Etta Ames,                      Berea, Ky.

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        Rev. B. F. Foster,                   Topeka, Kan.

        Rev. Welborn Wright,                 Lawrence, Kan.

        [C] Rev. W. W. Weir,                 Eureka, Kan.

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        Rev. Y. B. Sims,                     Talladega, Ala.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. W. R. Polk,                     New Iberia, La.

       *       *       *       *       *


        Rev. G. S. Pope,                     Tougaloo, Miss.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Pres. G. S. Pope,                  Tougaloo, Miss.
          Prof. Geo. P. Armstrong,           Speedside, Canada.
          Mr. Henry P. Kennedy,              Jackson, Mich.
          Mr. Wm. D. Hitchcock,              Jackson, Mich.
          Mr. W. H. Bishop,                  Amherst, Mass.
          Mr. J. C. Kline,                   Stockbridge, Mich.
          [D]Mrs. Geo. P. Armstrong,         Speedside, Canada.
          Miss Josephine Kellogg,            Clyde, O.
          Miss Julia A. Sauntry,             Burbank, Minn.
          Miss Sarah Humphrey,               East Saginaw, Mich.
          Miss Annie L. Harwood,             Oak Park, Ill.
          A. L. Platt,                       Marcellus, N.Y.
          Miss Julia L. Phelps,              Racine, Wis.
          Miss Nellie L. Ruddock,            Hancock, Minn.
          Mrs. G. S. Pope,                   Tougaloo, Miss.
          Mrs. H. P. Kennedy,                Jackson, Mich.
          Miss Wm. D. Hitchcock,             Jackson, Mich.
          Miss S. L. Emerson,                Hallowell, Me.

        Rev. Eli Tapley,                     Columbus, Miss.

        Rev. L. D. Cunningham,               Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. C. L. Harris,                   Jackson, Miss.

        Rev. J. B. Oliver,                   Greenville, Miss.

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      _Minister and Prof. of Theology_,
        Rev. M. L. Berger,                   Claverack, N.Y.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Pres. R. C. Hitchcock,             Thompsonville, Ct.
          Rev. M. L. Borger,                 Claverack, N.Y.
          Mr. J. H. Freeman,                 Rockford, Ill.
          Mr. Otis C. Olds,                  Beloit, Wis.
          Mr. E. A. Guernsey,                Amherst, Mass.
          Mr. E. C. Rose,                    New Orleans, La.
          Mrs. E. C. Rose,                   New Orleans, La.
          Miss Mary A. George,               Monticello, Iowa.
          Miss Mary A. Peffers,              Peru, Vt.
          Miss Anna F. Condict,              Adrian, Mich.
          Miss Hannah T. Mead,               Denver, Col.
          Miss Ella Samson,                  Somerville, Mass.
          Miss Sarah A. Coffin,              Beloit, Wis.
          Miss Eugenia Northrop,             Lysander, N.Y.
          Miss Jennie Fyfe,                  Lansing, Mich.
          Miss Emma A. Rand,                 Whitewater, Wis.
          Mrs. R. C. Hitchcock,              Thompsonville, Ct.
          Mr. James D. Gordon,               —— ——
          Rev. C. H. Claiborne,              New Orleans, La.
          Rev. I. H. Hall,                   New Orleans, La.

        Rev. Byron Gunner,                   Talladega, Ala.

        Rev. William Butler,                 New Iberia, La.

        Rev. I. H. Hall,                     New Orleans, La.

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          Rev. Henry S. Hubbell, D.D.,       Amherst, Mass.
        _Instructors and Managers_,
          Pres. Henry S. Hubbell, D.D.,      Amherst, Mass.
          Mr. E. J. Pond,                    Austin, Tex.
          Miss Rose M. Kinney,               Oberlin, O.
          Miss Fanny J. Webster,             Weymouth, O.
          Miss E. F. Newton,                 Andover, Me.
          Miss E. G. Kershaw,                Bound Brook, N.J.
          Miss Julia Condict,                Adrian, Mich.
          Miss Phebe B. Parsons,             Marcellus, N.Y.
          Miss Amelia Knapp,                 Greenwich, Ct.
          Mrs. E. J. Crew Pond,              Austin, Tex.
        _Special Missionary_,
          Miss M. J. Adams,                  Columbus, Wis.

        Rev. T. E. Hillson,                  Goliad, Tex.

        Rev. Mitchell Thompson,              Helena, Tex.

        Rev. J. W. Strong,                   Talladega, Ala.

        —— ——                                —— ——

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. J. R. McLean,                   Talladega, Ala.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. E. E. Sims,                     Dodd, Tex.

        Rev. J. W. Roberts,                  Savannah, Ga.

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        _Superintendent and Missionary_,
          Rev. A. L. Riggs.                  Santee Agency, Neb.
          Mr. Joseph H. Steer,               Santee Agency, Neb.
          Mr. J. A. Chadbourne,              Bridgewater, Mass.
          Miss Harriet B. Ilsley,            Newark, N.J.
          Mrs. Mary E. Wood,                 Spirit Lake, Iowa.
          Miss Helen E. Haynes,              Townsend Harbor, Mass.
          Miss Edith Leonard,                Santee Agency, Neb.
          Miss Julia E. Pratt,               Essex, Ct.
        _Assistant Teachers_,
          James Garvie,                      Sisseton Agency, D.T.
          Eli Abraham,                       Santee Agency, Neb.
          Daniel Cetaumani,                  Santee Agency, Neb.
          Benjamin Zimmerman,                Santee Agency, Neb.
          James Redwing Owamaza,             Santee Agency, Neb.
          James Brown,                       Santee Agency, Neb.
          Miss Mary W. Green, (Dakota Home),
                                             Philadelphia, Pa.
          Miss Harriet A. Brown, (Bird’s Nest),
                                             Brooklyn, N.Y.
          Miss Jennie E. Kennedy, (Young Men’s Hall),
                                             Montrose, Iowa.
          Miss S. Lizzie Voorhees, (Boys’ Cottage),
                                             Rocky Hill, N.J.
          Miss L. H. Douglass, (Dining Hall),
                                             New Haven, Ct.
        _Assistant Matrons_,
          Miss Jennie Cox,                   Santee Agency, Neb.
          Miss Nettie Calhoun,               Kenton, Ohio.
          Mrs. A. L. Riggs,                  Santee Agency, Neb.
          Mrs. J. H. Steer,                  Santee Agency, Neb.
        _Industrial Department_,
          Joseph H. Steer,                   Santee Agency, Neb.
          J. Reid McKercher,                 Moscow, N.Y.
          Reuben Cash,                       Niobrara, Neb.
          Ivor P. Wold,                      Santee Agency, Neb.
        _Native Pastor_,
          Rev. Artemas Ehnamani,             Santee Agency, Neb.

      _Minister and Teacher_,
        Rev. J. E. Smith,                    De Smet, Dak.

        Mr. Albert Frazier,                  Santee Agency, Neb.

        Rev. T. L. Riggs,                    Oahe, Dak.
        Mr. Elias Jacobson,                  Clinton, Wis.
        Miss Nellie Donnell,                 Bath, Me.
        Mrs. A. J. Warner,                   Vinton, Iowa.
        Miss Louise Merrick,                 Onida, Dak.
        Miss Ellen Kitts,                    Santee Agency, Neb.
        Miss M. Lindermann,                  West Newton, Mass.
        Mrs. T. L. Riggs,                    Santee Agency, Neb.

      _Native Teachers_,
        [E] Titus Jugg,                      Sisseton Agency, Dak.
        Elizabeth Winyan,                    Sisseton Agency, Dak.
        David Lee,                           Cheyenne Agency, Dak.
        William Lee,                         Cheyenne Agency, Dak.
        John Bluecloud,                      Brown Earth, Dak.
        Joseph Day,                          Sisseton Agency, Dak.
        [E] P. O. Matthews,                  Fort Bennett, Dak.
        [E] Louis De Coteau,                 Sisseton Agency, Dak.
        [F] James Brown,                     Santee Agency, Neb.

      _Native Teachers_,
        Elias Gilbert,                       Sisseton Agency, Dak.
        Adams Warama,                        Sisseton Agency, Dak.

          Miss Mary C. Collins,              Oahe, Dak.

        Rev. C. L. Hall,                     Fort Berthold, Dak.
        Mrs. C. L. Hall,                     Fort Berthold, Dak.
        Miss Lizzie Bechan,                  Fergus, Ont.
        Miss Briggs,                         Fort Berthold, Dak.

        Rev. Myron Eells,                    S’kokomish, W.T.

      SANTA FÉ.
          Elliot Whipple,                    Reed’s Ferry, N.H.
          Miss S. E. Moore,                  Olivet, Mich.
          Mrs. Annie P. Hills,               Santa Fé, N.M.
          Miss Mary E. De Sette,             Hiawatha, Kan.

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      Rev. William C. Pond,                  San Francisco, Cal.
        Mrs. Geo. Morris,                    West End, Ala. Co., Cal.
        Pou Fang,                            San Francisco, Cal.
        Mrs. Hester Griffiths,               Alturus, Cal.
        Miss M. A. Flint,                    Marysville, Cal.
        Joe Wee,                             Marysville, Cal.
        Mrs. Mary D. Kurtz,                  Oakland, Cal.
        Chin Kue,                            San Francisco, Cal.
        Miss Maria Topping,                  Oroville, Cal.
        Mrs. M. H. Colby,                    Petaluma, Cal.
      San Diego,
        Mrs. M. A. McKenzie,                 San Diego, Cal.
        Quong Newey,                         San Diego, Cal.
        Miss Maria Carrington,               Sacramento, Cal.
      San Francisco.—_Central_,
        Jee Gam,                             San Francisco, Cal.
        Miss Jessie S. Worley,               San Francisco, Cal.
        Miss L. F. Lamont,                   San Francisco, Cal.
        Mrs. M. A. Green,                    San Francisco, Cal.
        Lou Quong,                           San Francisco, Cal.
      San Francisco.—_Barnes_,
        Mrs. H. W. Lamont,                   San Francisco, Cal.
      San Francisco.—_West_,
        Miss F. M. Worley,                   San Francisco, Cal.
        Miss Rosa E. Lamont,                 San Francisco, Cal.
      Santa Barbara,
        Mrs. E. M. Shattuck,                 Santa Barbara, Cal.
        Gin Foo King,                        Santa Barbara, Cal.
      Santa Cruz,
        Mrs. Laura A. Osgood,                Santa Cruz, Cal.
        Hong Sing,                           Santa Cruz, Cal.
        Mrs. A. J. Patterson,                Stockton, Cal.
        Joe Jet,                             San Francisco, Cal.
        Mrs. A. M. Sanders,                  Tulare, Cal.
    _Teacher of Native Helpers_,
      Mrs. Allie M. Smith,                   San Francisco, Cal.


[A] Deceased.

[B] Served part of the year.

[C] Deceased.

[D] Served part of year

[E] Supported by Soc. for Prop. of the Gospel among Indians.

[F] Supported by Native Miss. Soc.

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The romantic, pathetic and comical jumble themselves together in
a strange medley in these field experiences. But each experience
illustrates some phase in missionary work, or italicizes its
importance. We drop into a mountain cabin and there find the
usual inmates of such mountain homes—a pale-faced, tired-looking
woman, with the “old woman in the shoe” sort of family. The oldest
of the children is a girl of eighteen. She informs us, during a
conversation, that she “_has never seen a book_.” She modifies this
statement a bit by adding: “I ’low thayr war one ’fore grandmam
died, but I plumb forgot how it looked.” Think of it! A girl
eighteen years old, in the heart of this country, which boasts
itself in its educational advantages, who did not know what a book
looked like! What more pathetic appeal can be offered in behalf of
this mountain work than this fact presents?

The ignorance of the preachers is often as painfully evident as
that of the people. A friend residing in this region told me that
he had often been asked by the preacher to read his text for him
at the church service, the preacher adding: “I thank God I cannot
read; the Spirit teaches me.” This preacher was white.

       *       *       *       *       *

Here is a case of genuine civil service reform: A member of an A.
M. A. church was requested by the committee of his party to run
for Congress. He declined unless they would pledge themselves that
no money nor _whiskey_ should be used to influence voters. The
committee replied that this could not be done, as it would lose
them the election. “Very well,” said this mountain nobleman, “then
you must get another candidate.” In speaking of the circumstance
to this friend, I told him that all his friends rejoiced in the
stand he had taken, and that the A. M. A. appreciated the honor
he had conferred upon it by his loyalty to political honesty, but
that the country needed such men in Congress as he was. He laid
his hand on my shoulder and replied: “It was no great sacrifice; I
really believe I would rather go to a good prayer-meeting than to

       *       *       *       *       *

We jog along and come to a little slab meeting-house, just built
at considerable self-denial and persistent begging on the part of
a few colored Christians. An old brother was called upon to pray
at the opening of the service. This was one sentence in his quaint
prayer: “Oh, Lord, bless our brother, and give him a pennyroyal
tongue.” But it is not so foolish a petition, after all. Pennyroyal
is an herb growing abundantly in that region, and is used for
ointments and salves; it is healing, it soothes irritations, heals
old hurts, reduces inflammations. That is the sort of a tongue a
missionary superintendent needs. I fancy, also, many pastors would
sometimes rejoice in the possession of such a tongue. I doubt if
our colored brother could read, but he had in some way learned
Solomon’s secret: “The tongue of the wise is health.”

       *       *       *       *       *

The A. M. A. has no school now at Louisville, Ky., but the pastor
and lady missionary wisely plan for the instruction of those who
do not enjoy school privileges. Coming in upon them one Saturday
afternoon, I found a motley group of children, ranging from six
to sixteen years of age, gathered in the Sunday-school room of
the church. I learned that it was the Industrial Class, which met
regularly twice a week. In a little closet in one corner all sorts
of second-hand clothing were stored. These garments are sent down
by good people of the North, and are made over in this Industrial
class. While the children were busy in cutting, fitting and sewing,
their teacher gave them useful lessons in Bible texts and truths;
sensible suggestions for every-day life, or rudimentary lessons
in arithmetic, geography and grammar. To many in these classes
this instruction is all they get during the year, and no one can
estimate its value. Indeed, the A. M. A. churches are usually a
sort of information bureau to the congregations.

The pastor of one church which I recently visited said to his
people: “Some of you cannot read; all of you are very busy and find
it difficult to get time to read; so I have concluded to give you a
brief review of the week’s news each Sabbath evening.” He then read
a summary of events relating to education, temperance, religion and
politics. Thus these churches are training the people to a wise
exercise of their citizenship.

       *       *       *       *       *

The three theological students from Fisk University who were
ordained at the State Association in Nashville, in November, find
ready opportunity to prove “their calling” by preaching in the
church at Goodlettsville. This church was organized last year, and
has not yet secured a settled pastor.

       *       *       *       *       *

Rev. John Kershaw, who was recently appointed General Missionary
of the A. M. A. in the Cumberland Mountains, reports twenty-one
hopeful conversions as the result of a series of meetings held
by himself and Bro. Barton, of Robbins. So the work goes forward
encouragingly in Scott County. The large army of men who poured
into this region during the construction of the Cincinnati
Southern R. R., have moved on. The vast number of drinking places
this unsettled multitude created a demand for has been greatly
reduced. Society has settled to its normal condition. _Now is
our opportunity._ Let us plant churches, strengthen and multiply
Sunday-schools, establish Christian schools, and thus keep out
saloons and places of evil resort. It is always easier to keep the
devil out than to get him out.

       *       *       *       *       *

Many of our A. M. A. Sunday-schools are rejoicing in new libraries,
the gifts of the “Congregational S. S. and Publishing Society,” and
the “Western Tract and Book Society.” The thoughtful Secretaries of
these societies have the hearty thanks of the field workers.

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Christmas came at the end of a series of revival services which
have been held here with encouraging results, some forty young
people professing to find Christ precious to their souls, a number
of whom will be after due care and examination received into church
membership. The members, too, have been cheered and helped in their
Christian life, and have resolved to be more fully consecrated
to God’s service. We commenced the day with a short service at
6:30 a.m., when we had a little talk on the topic, “The Birth of
Christ.” At 9 o’clock the schoolchildren assembled with parents
and friends to the number of four-hundred or more, to undertake
their exercises, which were very satisfactory, doing great credit
to the teachers. Hymns appropriate for the occasion were gone
through admirably in the church, which had been gaily decorated
with evergreens, palmetto grass, redberries and moss, the Christmas
tree being a most conspicuous object, heavily laden with all kinds
of good things. The distribution of the various articles followed,
and all, both young and old, received a gift. They then turned
out, _en masse_, after singing “Praise God from whom all blessings
flow,” into the school grounds, where their happiness reached its
height, the people witnessing some good old fashioned English games
undertaken by the boys, including flat-race, three-legged race and
sack-racing, (which caused no end of merriment) running high leap
and pole-leaping. The girls, too, were delightfully entertained
by the teachers’ partaking in corresponding games, which were
enhanced by the strains from the brass band in attendance. Later
in the afternoon fourteen persons, including Rev. Floyd Snelson,
the teachers, and others, started upon an eight-mile drive. A halt
was made at McIntosh proper, where holiday festivities were being
indulged in by a large number, I am sorry to say, to the detriment
of all present. Whilst waiting to give the horses rest, it was
plain to be seen that whiskey had been freely partaken of both by
male and female, and a disturbance arose in which we could see from
the distance the excited people fighting, the women taking the most
prominent part. At another settlement on the other side of us, we
heard there had been disturbances mainly caused by the “fire-water”
drinkers. As I stood looking on, I could not but thank God for the
contrast, so plainly set before me in the day’s proceedings, and
to bless God for the work and workers, whose influence is at least
felt for miles around, both among old and young, whom they have
under their training. I cannot speak too highly of the teachers
here, although my acquaintance with them has only been of three
weeks’ duration; yet travelling about as I do both in England and
America I have learned to form some idea of work in my Master’s
cause, and say that the work here is worthy of the sympathy and
prayers of all God’s children, on both sides of the water, on
behalf of these once downtrodden sons of Africa.

Miss Plimpton has in her class-room 72 scholars, Miss Robertson
74 and Miss Dox 84, Miss Cutler taking the responsibility in a
great measure of the household duties. They are taxed to the very
utmost of their strength and have turned away between fifty and
sixty children, who would gladly walk many miles each day, if they
could be accommodated. The Bible readings at some of the sisters’
houses, held twice a week, and also the Bible instruction and
society meetings which are held at the teachers’ home, are all
undertaken after school hours, so that an idea can be formed as
to the exceedingly heavy task bearing upon them, but the promise
is still as certain to-day as of old, “As thy day so shall thy
strength be.” Towards sun-down the young folks began to scatter to
their respective homes, everybody seeming to be delighted with the
day’s proceedings, and wishing in their hearts that Christmas day
came once a month.

JAMES WHARTON, Evangelist.

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An outside view of any community is always different from an inside
view, yet both may be true. I am going to try to give you some of
the impressions I received of the Santee school, during the first
days that I spent here, before I began to feel that I was a part of

The teachers and scholars were just returning after vacation. The
teachers seemed especially happy in meeting the scholars and one
another, and beginning work again. I had never known a company of
people with so much care who seemed so light hearted and hopeful,
and I thought “They love their work.”

The boys and girls seemed happy, too, and when I looked at their
faces in the chapel and met them later in the home and school, I
found in many of them a gentleness and frankness, a trustfulness
and willingness to be taught, that surprised me. I had looked for
less of these qualities than in white children, but I found more
than would be found in most white schools.

Their reverence and attention in church, too, was in striking
contrast with what I have seen in many places where the children
seem to take no part in the worship. These children always take
the attitude of devotion during prayer, and sit quietly and
with serious demeanor through three or four services on Sunday.
They seem to enjoy it, too, even when there is a part that they
imperfectly understand, on account of the use of two languages in
these services. They love Bible stories and hymns, and accept what
they are taught concerning religious things, with a simplicity that
I have been used to finding only in the youngest. Perhaps it is
because they are so shut in by themselves here. They know little
of the indifference or half concealed hostility to religious truth
that is so common in larger communities, even among those who
attend church regularly.

During the first weeks here, while our windows were constantly
open, I was struck by the amount of singing I heard. From more
than one of the houses where the scholars live I could hear the
hymn sung at morning prayers; then came the voices of the school
in their opening exercises, and later of the music classes. Beside
this we often heard the boys and girls singing in recreation hours
for pleasure, and again at night before retiring, their evening
hymn. The sacred words and the young voices could not fail to bring
good thoughts, and I was reminded of Luther’s saying, “The devil
always flies from music, especially sacred music, because he is a
gloomy spirit, and cannot bear joy and gladness.”

I am conscious that after three months here I see many things in a
different light from that in which I first saw them. I have learned
that there are some peculiar hindrances to teaching the Indians,
so that it is by no means always easy. I have learned, also, that
the teachers, with all their happiness in their work, see enough
of sickness and ignorance and evil many times to make their hearts

Yet the cheerful view I received at first was not a false one.
There is more to make one sad here than in many other places, but
there is also much to make one glad. There is the constant contact
with young life, the opportunity to see how much the every-day
blessings of home and school are worth to those who have not had
them, the sympathy that comes from a common purpose frankly avowed,
and in addition there are abundant opportunities and favorable
conditions for teaching these boys and girls to love Christ, and to
feel concerning themselves,

    “He’s fitting us to enter
    Into His service sweet.”

I think nearly all who are here, both teachers and scholars,
feel that this lonely little cluster of buildings away off on an
Indian reservation, is, for them, one of the best places the earth

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  “A great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are
  many adversaries.”—1 _Cor_., xvi, 9.

What Paul experienced at Ephesus, we find to be true in our humble
work among the Chinese in California. We are grateful that the door
is open, and that it is as great and as effectual as it is. We
cannot deny that there are also “many adversaries.”

Our Chinese brethren think that some of these, among their
own countrymen, and even among the pupils in our schools, are
peculiarly annoying. Jee Gam was telling me, a few days since, of
an experience with one of these, which I asked him to write out for

“Several months ago, while Mrs. Lamont, Gin Foo King and myself,
were busily engaged in teaching the other scholars at the Barnes
school, our attention was diverted by the voice of one who was not
studying, but talking aloud. He was a pompous fellow, who, though
he is only a servant, dresses like a very rich man. Working for $16
per month, he wears a purple figured silk coat and a gold bracelet.
He puts on the appearance, in the school-room, of high breeding and
great learning. As we listened to him, this is what we heard: ‘What
doctrine have the foreigners? They have no duty between Emperor
and officials, parents and children, elder and younger brother,
husband and wife, or even between friends; but we, Chinese, are
taught by our great sage, Confucius. His teaching on these duties
is above all that men ever taught on earth. The foreigner has not
the son of heaven (meaning the Emperor). When he is 21 years old
he leaves his home and thinks no more of his parents; not only so,
but leaves them to take care of themselves. The husband lends his
wife to his friends, who walk with her arm in arm on the street.
The way of courtship and marriage is like that of beasts. He knows
no politeness, no integrity, no modesty, and no shame; in fact,
all foreigners are barbarians. Confucius said: “I have heard of
barbarians becoming Chinese, but have never heard of Chinese
becoming barbarians.”’ He continued at length in that way. Gin Foo
King and I listened till patience failed us. ‘Where did you get
your knowledge about the foreigners?’ I asked. ‘What do you know of
the Bible?’ He gave no answer. ‘Who are these people that Confucius
called barbarians? Were they Americans, or English, or Germans?
Would you take your teacher, Mrs. Lamont, for a barbarian? Would
you claim that you are more enlightened than she?’ I then explained
to him that those whom Confucius called barbarians were people
within the Chinese Empire; his China was a small country, covering
only a few of the present central provinces, and all the people
outside that district were esteemed to be barbarians. There were
no Americans when he lived, and as to English and Germans, he knew
nothing about them. He did not call _them_ barbarians.”

When the pupils heard this, they laughed at the pretentious
scholar. Since then he does not loudly and boastfully contend; at
least, in our presence; but I have reason to think that he works
against us privately. We pray for him, and we hope that God will
answer our prayers and open his eyes and change his heart, so that
he may see the beauty and the excellence there is in Christ.

Our brethren are justified in praying for such adversaries. Some
years ago one who had (for the sake of learning English) been very
constant at the Oakland school, on becoming a Christian confessed
that for months he had carried a pistol in his pocket, determined,
if he could with safety, to shoot Jee Gam because of his zeal
in leading his countrymen to Christ. We did not labor for that
“adversary” in vain.

Another was formerly a constant attendant at the Bethany school,
and a constant student of the New Testament. But it was in search
of material with which to counteract the influence of helpers and
teachers, and hold his fellow pupils firm to the ancestral faith.
Among other passages he came upon that one in Matt. ix, 17, which
speaks of the new wine in old bottles. It served his purpose
admirably. “China,” he said, “is an old bottle, very old; you must
not put this new doctrine into it; it will burst.” But Hong Sing,
who was then a member of this school, answered him well: “It is not
China that is old and weak, but our heathen customs of worshipping
ancestors and buying luck at the shrine of Joss, etc., etc. Put the
doctrine of Christ into these and it will burst them certainly; but
put it into China, and it will make her stronger and fairer than

One Sunday evening, sitting in my study, preparing for our evening
service, while the Chinese Sunday-school was going on in an
adjoining room, I overheard some Chinaman vigorously exhorting the
pupils. I went out to see who it was. It was this “adversary.” I
asked what he was saying. “He is telling us,” a pupil replied,
“that he has found out that Jesus is the true God and only Saviour,
and asking us all to believe in Him.”

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A visitor at one of our normal schools in the South asked the
principal for a schedule of a week’s work, _outside_ of the regular
school duties. The visitor reports this school to be equal to
Northern schools of the same grade and one where the aim is not
only to promote good scholarship but also to develop earnest and
intelligent Christian character.


  Sunday, 9 A. M.       Miss H.        S. S. Teacher’s Meeting.
  Sunday, 10 A. M.                     S. S. Church and Choir.
    to 1 P. M.
  Sunday, P. M.                        S. S. Class, Reading and
                                         Prayer Meeting.
  Sunday, 7:30 P. M.                   Church Service.
  Monday                 Miss P.       Mothers’ Meeting.
  Monday 3:30 P. M.      Miss L.       Girl’s Society.
  Monday 3:30 P. M.      Miss F.       School Visitation.
  Tuesday, 4 to 5 P. M.  Miss F.       Class Prayer Meeting.
  Tuesday, 7:30 P. M.                  Church Prayer Meeting.
  Wednesday                            School Visitation.
  Wednesday 6 P. M.                    School Teacher’s Meeting.
  Wednesday 7:30 P. M.   Miss H.       Reading Circle.
  Thursday               Miss F. and   Girls’ Prayer and D. B.
                           others        Work.
  Thursday 3:30 P. M.                  Teacher’s Class.
  Thursday 7:30 P. M.                  Daniel’s Band, Bible Study
                                         and School Prayer Meeting.
  Friday                               School Visitation.
  Friday                 Miss L.       Primary Teacher’s Meeting.
  Friday                               Individual Work.
  Saturday                             Cleaning, Mending, etc.
  Saturday               Miss H.       Music Lessons.

In addition to this regular missionary work every week and every
day in the week, there are Temperance and Missionary meetings, the
preparation of Missionary letters and various incidental Christian
works. This school is a fair illustration of all.

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Mother was East and father had gone to the Association at
Plankington. Only _Taute_ was left to keep us straight. We had run
through the list and done most everything, except going swimming
and the pillow-fight. There were still several raw September days
to be disposed of.

Putting the play-room to rights one day, our throats just ached for
chocolate creams. We would make Taute pay so much a sight of the
play-room in apple-pie order. Taute would not be taxed, but would
like some jumping-jacks and nuns for her little Oahe girls, and we
could come by our chocolate creams honestly.

It would be hard to tell how it all came about, for one said one
thing and one another, until out of all the Babel and confusion we
decided on a fair, a real missionary fair. How our tongues wagged
while our fingers flew! How the jumping-jacks multiplied, and
the sedate little nuns came trooping forth each with prayer-book
and rosary, after whole families of pert-looking acorn dolls!
As by magic the bright bits of paper grew into kites, mats and
book-markers, and pen-wipers and pin-cushions; how could one have a
fair without them!

The day came at last. We had from Thursday evening until the next
Monday afternoon. (What a trying day Sunday was. Do you think it
was very, very wicked counting our jacks and nuns, and seeing how
much they would bring?)

The dining-room table Mamma let us have, and a string running
across the room made a splendid trapeze, where the nuns flirted
and danced with their jacks, the tea-kettles bubbled and the acorn
baskets turned somersaults. Oh! ’twas just shocking! And the acorn
dolls that kept watch over the fancy articles didn’t behave a bit
better. They bowed and curtseyed until their heads bobbed off. Even
the brave potato-man, who was marshal of the day, could scarcely
sit still on his potato-horse. Perhaps they felt good because they
were going to raise the A. M. A. debt.

And it was just as Mabel and Olive had said: Miss Haynes did buy a
jack and Miss Leonard a nun, and Miss Ilsley and Miss Pratt both
took dolls. Then those who had jacks wanted nuns and those who had
nuns must have jacks, and no one could resist the acorn dolls,
their heads rolled off so easily. Our buttonhole bouquets, too,
were just one cent, and little Ruthie Chadbourne’s papa and mamma
thought missionary candy very good for her, so they bought ever so
many little scallop-shells full at five cents apiece.

Miss Hunter, of Greenwood, was here, and had to buy out of
politeness, and when it was all over Mamma bought us out—that was,
we are quite sure, out of kindness. We had forgotten to say that
Father and Mother had come home. They had to come to help buy the
things, you see. Now that it is all over, we want you should know
what a happy time we had, and send you our pennies to raise the
debt with. Your friends and co-workers,


P. S.—We have forgotten all about our chocolate creams.

SANTEE AGENCY, Neb., September, 1886.

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  MAINE, $421.41.

    Bangor. Hammond St. Cong. Ch., ad’l, 37.50;
      First Cong. Sab. Sch., 17.51; Cen. Cong. Ch.
      and Soc., 10.                                          $65.01
    Bangor. W. S. Dennett, 26; John L. Crosby, 2
      _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                              28.00
    Bath. Mrs. James Covel.                                    1.00
    Blue Hill. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                              9.00
    Brewer. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                          12.00
    Calais. First Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Talladega
      C._                                                     10.00
    Castine. Mrs. C. M. Cushman, _for Student Aid,
      Tougaloo U._                                             6.00
    Castine. “Your loving little friends.” Mary
      and Margaret J. Cushman, 2 ea.                           4.00
    Cumberland Mills. Warren Ch. to const.
      L. M’s.                                                 67.23
    East Orrington. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Pleasant
      Hill, Tenn._                                            21.00
    Farmington Falls. Cong. Ch.                                7.00
    Gorham. First Cong. Ch. and Soc., ad’l to
      OSBORNE and GEORGE W. CROCKER, L. M’s.                  22.03
    New Gloucester. By Mrs. A. R. Jordan, 4; Two
      bbls. and one box of goods, _for Selma, Ala._            4.00
    Norridgewock. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                          30.00
    North Anson. Mrs. Eunice S. Brown.                        10.00
    Norway. Mrs. Mary K. Frost.                                2.50
    Orono. Cong. Ch.                                           1.00
    Portland. Williston Sab. Sch., to const. DR.
      M’s.                                                    60.00
    Saco. First Parish Cong. Ch.                              10.64
    South Gardiner. Cong. Ch.                                  6.00
    South Paris. Cong. Ch.                                     6.00
    Union. By Mrs. S. L. Norcross, 5; Two bbls. of
      goods, _for Selma, Ala._                                 5.00
    Waterford. Cen. Cong. Sab. Sch.                            5.00
    Wells. “Christmas Club of Little Children,
      Second Ch.,” Pulpit Bible, _for Pleasant
      Hill, Tenn._
    York. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                            29.00

  NEW HAMPSHIRE, $579.13.

    Bennington. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                             5.32
    Bennington. Children of Cong. Ch., _for
      Rosebud Indian M._                                       2.10
    Bradford. “E. B. G”                                        1.00
    Bristol. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                6.00
    Campton. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                3.00
    Concord. Cong. Ch., 76 87; David E. Willard,
      5; “A Friend,” 5                                        86.87
    Derry. Ladies of First Cong. Ch., _for Woman’s
      Work_                                                   20.00
    Durham. Miss Carrie Mathes, _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                             10.00
    Goffstown. Mrs. M. A. Stinson, 10; Ladies,
      bbl. of Clothing, etc., val. 8, _for Brewer
      Inst._                                                  10.00
    Gorham. Cong. Ch.                                          2.50
    Great Falls. First Cong. Ch.                              20.00
    Haverhill. Cong. Ch.                                      12.15
    Hollis. “A Friend, Christmas Offering”                    20.00
    Keene. First Cong. Sab. Sch., to const.
      TILDEN, MRS. J. L. WYMAN and AZRO B.
      SKINNER, L. M’s.                                       161.06
    Londonderry. C. S. Pillsbury                               1.00
    Nashua. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                          44.50
    New Ipswich. Children’s 24th Annual Fair (1 of
      which from a little boy _for Indian M_)
      14.85 and Cong. Sab. Sch., 20, to const.
      MISS CARRIE B. WILSON, L. M.                            34.85
    New Ipswich. Leveritt Lincoln.                            10.00
    Pelham. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                41.28
    Penacook. Cong. Sab. Sch.                                  6.00
    Portsmouth. (——).                                          5.00
    Stratham. Cong. Ch. and Soc., to const. MRS.
      MARIA H. THOMPSON, L. M.                                39.00
    Suncook. Mrs. Elsie G. Green.                              5.00
    Wilton. Second Cong. Ch.                                  24.50
    Winchester. Cong. Sab. Sch.                                8.00

  VERMONT, $890.67.

    Barnet. Mrs Mary W. Boardman, 100; Cong. Ch.,
      adl., 67.10.                                           167.10
    Barton Landing. Ladies Aid Soc. of Cong. Ch.,
      _for McIntosh, Ga._                                      5.50
    Bellows Falls. Cong. Ch. (30 of which to
      const. MISS LUCIA E. ADAMS, L. M.)                      49.60
    Bennington Center. First Cong. Ch.                        28.00
    Bradford. Mrs. E. C. Redington, by Mrs. Henry
      Fairbanks, _for McIntosh, Ga._                           5.00
    Cabot. Cong. Ch.                                          16.00
    Chelsea. Cong. Ch.                                        49.04
    Duxbury. Cong. Ch.                                         5.70
    Essex. “Cash”.                                             4.50
    Glover. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                12.00
    Granby and Victory. Cong Ch. and Soc.                      3.34
    Guildhall. Ladies, by Mrs. Geo. Hubbard, _for
      McIntosh, Ga._                                           5.00
    Hartford. Second Cong. Ch., 29.60; “A Friend,”
      16.                                                     45.60
    Jamaica. Ladies, by Mrs. A. W. Wild, _for
      McIntosh, Ga._                                           3.00
    Manchester. Mrs. Anna B. Burton, to const.
      GEORGE G. BURTON, L. M.                                 30.00
    Manchester. Ladies of Cong. Ch., bbl. of C.,
      _for Atlanta U._
    Marshfield. Cong. Ch.                                      7.42
    Middlebury. Cong. Ch.                                     34.68
    Montpelier. L. C. Bowen.                                   5.00
    Newbury. Hon. P. W. Ladd.                                  5.00
    New Haven. By Mrs. L. W. Stowe, Two bbls.,
      _for Oaks, N.C._
    Newport. Ladies, _for McIntosh, Ga._, by Mrs.
      Henry Fairbanks.                                        27.75
    Newport. “A Friend, Christmas Offering”.                  10.00
    Norwich. Cong. Ch. and Soc., 10; Mrs. H.
      Burton, 1                                               11.00
    Orwell. Cong. Ch.                                         40.00
    Peacham. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                               42.03
    Rupert. Cong. Ch.                                         17.04
    Rutland. Gen’l W. Y. Ripley, 25; Hon. Redfield
      Proctor, 25, _for Atlanta U._                           50.00
    Saint Johnsbury. South Cong. Ch. and Soc.                 99.87
    Springfield. Mrs. B. D. Forbush, _for Macon,
      Ga., freight_                                            1.80
    Stowe. Cong. Ch.                                          44.00
    Townshend. Proceeds of Harvest Festival held
      by the boys and girls of Cong. Sab. Sch.,
      _for McIntosh, Ga._                                     14.66
    West Brattleboro. Cong. Ch.                               11.19
    West Randolph. Cong. Ch.                                  20.00
    Ladies of Vermont, _for McIntosh, Ga._—
      Barton Landing, 1 bbl., freight             2.00
      Essex Junction, freight                     1.80
      Hartland, 1 bbl.
      Ludlow, 1 bbl., freight                     2.00
      North Craftsbury. ½ bbl. freight            2.00
      Wallingford, 1 bbl. freight                 1.00
      Walpole, 1 bbl.
      Windham, 1 bbl.                             2.00
      West Charleston,                            9.05
                                                  ————        19.85

  MASSACHUSETTS, $5,329.42.

    Acton. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                 20.00
    Amherst. Cong. Ch.                                        30.00
    Andover. Free Christian Ch.                                2.85
    Ashburnham. M. Wetherbee.                                  1.00
    Ashfield. “A Friend”.                                      2.00
    Ayer. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                  10.80
    Boston. Park St. Ch., _for Park St. Mission
      Station, Indian M._, 208.62; Homeland Branch
      of Sewing Circle, Park St. Ch., _for ed. of
      two Indian girls, Oahe, Indian M._, 100;
      Union Ch. and Soc., 145.85; Miss Julia S.
      Bartlett, _for Student Aid, Atlanta, U.,
      Ga._, 100; “A Lady,” 100; Mrs. C. A.
      Spaulding, _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._, 50;
      Mt. Vernon Ch., Mrs. C. C. Parkhurst, 20;
      “Mite from a friend in Central Ch.”, 2, ——
      Dorchester; Village Ch. and Soc., 45.47.               771.94
    Bridgewater. Central Square Sab. Sch., _for
      Atlanta U._                                             25.00
    Brimfield. Ladies Union of Second Cong. Ch.,
      _for Freight_.                                           2.00
    Brookline. “A Friend”.                                    50.00
    Cambridgeport. Mrs. M. L. C. Whitney.                      1.50
    Charlemont. Cong. Ch.                                      4.86
    Chelsea. Central Ch. and Soc.                             18.80
    Cohasset. Second Cong. Ch. and Soc., 58.79;
      Second Cong. Sab. Sch., 6.27.                           65.06
    Curtisville. “Mrs. G. E. D.”                               5.00
    Dalton. Hon. Z. M. Crane                                 100.00
    Dedham. Cong. Ch.                                          8.00
    East Bridgewater. Union Ch. and Soc.                      21.95
    Easthampton. Payson Cong. Ch., 221.46; Payson
      Ch. Sab. Sch., 50; First Cong. Sab. Sch.,
      28.88; “Louise,” 50c.                                  301.34
    East Longmeadow. Eunice Morgan.                            0.50
    Enfield. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                               50.72
    Everett. Cong. Ch. and Soc. _for Chinese M._               7.34
    Fall River. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                    11.00
    Falmouth. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Pleasant Hill,
      Tenn._                                                  10.00
    Fitchburg. Ladies of Rollstone Ch., box of C.,
      val. 110, _for Straight U._
    Framingham. South Cong. Sab. Sch., _for
      Student Aid, Atlanta U._                                21.55
    Framingham. Mrs. T. N. Brewer, 10; Geo.
      Nourse, 5.                                              15.00
    Granby. Cong. Ch. to const. DEA. SIMEON
      WARNER, L. M.                                          100.00
    Granville. Mr. and Mrs. C. Holcomb.                       10.00
    Greenfield. Second Cong. Ch., 37.80; Jeanette
      Thompson, 50c.                                          38.30
    Groveland. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                              7.00
    Hardwick. Cal. Cong. Ch.                                   8.65
    Harwich. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                                8.92
    Haydenville. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                           10.00
    Holliston. Bible Christians of Dist. No. 4                30.00
    Hyde Park. First Cong. Ch., 20.26; First Cong.
      Ch., adl. by Gen’l Carrington, 10; _for
      Student Aid, Atlanta U._                                30.26
    Lakeville. “A Friend”                                      4.50
    Leicester. First Cong. Ch.                                57.41
    Lexington. Hancock Ch. and Soc.                           17.86
    Lincoln. Chas. S. Smith and “Other Friends,”
      12 bbls. Apples, _for Atlanta U._
    Ludlow. “Precious Pearls,” bbl. of C., etc.;
      Cash, 2.50, _for Macon, Ga._                             2.50
    Lynn. First Ch. of Christ                                 15.75
    Malden. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                          44.85
    Marblehead. Hon. J. J. H. Gregory, _for
      Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                                   43.00
    Marblehead. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                      15.00
    Marion. Cong. Ch.                                          9.00
    Marshfield. Rev. E. Alden, _for Atlanta U._               20.00
    Newburyport. Sab. Sch. Class, North Cong. Ch.              4.21
    Newton. Newton Indian Ass’n, ad’l, _for Santee
      Indian M._                                              20.00
    North Abington. Lorenzo Bowen, _for Pleasant
      Hill, Tenn._                                             2.00
    North Adams. First Cong. Ch.                              63.58
    Northampton. A. L. Williston, 500; “A Friend,”
      50c.                                                   500.50
    North Andover. Cong. Ch. and Soc. to const.
      WILLIAM MOORE, L. M.                                    70.00
    North Brookfield. First Cong. Ch.                        120.53
    North Brookfield. First Cong. Sab. Sch., _for
      Student Aid, Fisk U._                                   15.00
    North Brookfield. Union Ch. Sab. Sch., 25;
      Cong. Sab. Sch. of First Ch., 14.50, _for
      Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                                   39.50
    Pittsfield. First Cong. Ch., 58.98; South Ch.
      and Soc., 52.77, to const. REV. I. C. SMART,
      L. M.                                                  111.75
    Pittsfield. “Friends,” 29.02; Miss Salsbury’s
      School, 13.25, _for Indian M._                          42.27
    Pittsfield. Mrs. H. M. Hurd, Box and Bbl. of
      C., 4 for freight, _for Tougaloo U._                     4.00
    Plainfield. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                            10.00
    Plympton. Rev. V. J. Hartshorne.                           5.00
    Prescott. Rev. Augustus Alvord                             5.00
    Prescott. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Marie Adlof
      Sch’p Fund._                                             0.20
    Reading. Cong. Ch. 26.39; “A Friend,” 2.                  28.39
    Reading. Mrs. Eliza A. White, Bbl. of C.,
      etc., _for Macon, Ga._
    Rockland. Cong. Ch.                                       67.00
    Rutland. Cong. Ch.                                         4.00
    Somerville. Franklin St. Ch., 19.24; “Friend,”
      15, _for Student Aid, Atlanta U._                       34.24
    Somerville. Day St. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                    15.00
    South Amherst. Cong. Ch.                                   6.63
    Southboro. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                             19.32
    South Hadley Falls. ——, _for Student Aid,
      Straight U._                                             2.00
    South Weymouth. Union Ch. and Soc.                        36.87
    Springfield. South Ch. Sab. Sch., _for Student
      Aid, Fisk U._                                           25.00
    Springfield. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                    5.50
    Springfield. “Friends,” Box of C., etc., and
      Pkg. Miss’y Maps, _for Macon, Ga._
    Stockbridge. Cong. Ch.                                    63.67
    Stockbridge. Lydia I. Walker, _for Tougaloo,
      Miss._                                                   1.00
    Sunderland. Cong. Ch. and Soc., adl. to const.
      DARLING, L. M’s.                                        33.60
    Taunton. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                       12.50
    Taunton. “A Friend.”                                       1.00
    Townsend. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                               3.63
    Townsend. Harriet N. Spaulding, _for freight_.             3.00
    Upton. Ladies’ Benev. Soc. First Cong. Ch., 2
      Bbls. of C., 3 for freight, _for Mobile,
      Ala._                                                    3.00
    Wakefield. Cong. Ch.                                      52.32
    Walpole. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                               19.07
    Ware. C. C. Hitchcock, _for Mountain White
      Work_.                                                  10.00
    Warren. Mrs. Mary B. Carpenter, 5 for Woman’s
      Work, and 5 _for Mountain White Work_.                  10.00
    Watertown. Mrs. E. P. Wilson, _for freight_.               0.45
    Waverly. Mrs. Jane D. Butler.                              1.00
    Westboro. Ladies’ Soc. by Mrs. E. E. Bixby,
      _for Woman’s Work_, and to const. MRS.
      PAMELIA S. CONVERSE, L. M.                              43.00
    Westboro. Ladies’ Freedmen’s Aid Soc., _for
      freight_.                                                1.50
    West Boxford. Ladies of Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. C.,
      _for Thomasville, Ga._
    West Brookfield. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                       38.50
    West Dennis. Mrs. S. S. Crowell, _for Marie
      Adlof Sch’p Fund._                                       0.10
    West Newbury. J. C. Carr.                                  4.00
    West Medford. Miss Sara J. Blanchard, _for
      Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                                    2.00
    West Medway. Third Cong. Ch. and Sab. Sch., 30
      to const. NATHAN W. DAVENPORT, L. M.; Mrs.
      E. C. T. Robbins, 50 c.                                 30.50
    Whitinsville. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                         786.96
    Whitinsville. Rev. J. Thurston, _freight on_
      Boxes, _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                        5.00
    Williamstown. First Cong. Ch.                             24.74
    Winchendon. Atlanta Soc., _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                              4.00
    Winchendon. Atlanta Soc., Bbl. of C., 1 _for
      freight, for Atlanta U._                                 1.00
    Winchester. Cong. Ch. and Soc.                           120.55
    Winchester. Mrs. Mary F. Smith, _for Pleasant
      Hill, Tenn._                                            10.00
    Worcester. Union Ch.                                     176.36
    Worcester. Plymouth Cong. Ch., _for Indian M._           115.44
    Worcester. Y. L. Mission Circle, Pilgrim Ch.,
      _for Student Aid, Fisk U._                              70.00
    Worcester. “Mission Harvesters,” Salem St.
      Cong. Ch., _for Student Aid, Fisk U._                   65.00
    Worcester. Primary and Intermediate Classes
      Piedmont Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                             38.00
    By Charles Marsh, Treas. Hampden Benev. Ass’n.
        Chicopee. Third.                              10.60
        Holyoke. First.                               11.91
        Holyoke. Second.                              67.20
        Ludlow.                                       15.63
        South Hadley Falls.                           33.00
        Springfield. Hope.                            30.42
        Springfield. Memorial.                        53.00
        Springfield. North.                           34.35
        West Springfield. Park St.                    34.22  290.33

  RHODE ISLAND, $167.48.

    East Providence. Cong. Ch.                                16.00
    Kingston. Cong. Ch.                                       26.73
    Newport. D. B. Fitts, 20; Mary D. Spencer, 10:
      Miss Elizabeth Dunn, 2; E. P. Allen, 1; S.
      McAdams, 1; “Five Friends,” 5; “A Friend,”
      1.50, _for Indian M._                                   40.50
    Newport. Ladies’ Aid Soc., Trunk of C., etc.,
      _for Macon, Ga._
    Providence. Pilgrim Cong. Sab. Sch., _for
      Student Aid, Fisk U._                                   50.00
    Providence. Pilgrim Cong. Ch.                              5.25
    Providence. Young Ladies’ Mission Circle of
      North Cong. Ch. _for Indian M._                         24.00
    Rumford. L. Sundberg, _for Santee Indian M._               5.00

  CONNECTICUT, $4,636.05.

    Ansonia. C. Chamberlain.                                   1.00
    Berlin. Second Cong. Ch.                                  55.85
    Black Rock. Cong. Ch.                                     30.50
    Branford. Birthday Pennies of Infant Dept.
      Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Marie Adlof Sch’p
      Fund_.                                                   2.25
    Bridgeport. Second Cong. Soc., 65.94; Park St.
      Ch., 30.56.                                             96.50
    Bristol. Cong. Ch.                                        10.03
    Clinton. Cong. Sab. Sch.                                   8.64
    Clintonville. Geo. S. Vibbert & Co.                        5.00
    Columbia. Cong. Ch.                                       20.07
    Cromwell. Cong. Ch. (30 of which to const. E.
      S. COE, L. M.)                                         155.72
    Eastford. Cong. Ch.                                       10.31
    East Hartford. First Ch., to const. REV.
      CHARLES S. NASH, L. M.                                  32.00
    Enfield. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                       35.00
    Farmington. Cong. Ch.                                    132.49
    Franklin. Sab. Sch. of Cong. Ch.                          10.00
    Groton. Cong. Ch. to const. REV. ANDREW J.
      MCLEOD, L. M.                                           33.18
    Groton. “Fire Flies,” by Mrs. C B. Whitman,
      _for Rosebud Indian M._, and to const. MISS
      MINNIE L. EWEN, L. M.                                   30.00
    Guilford. First Cong. Ch., to const. MISS MARY
      JANE DUDLEY, L. M.                                      30.00
    Haddam. First Cong. Ch.                                   13.72
    Hartford. “Friend,” _for Student Aid, Fisk U._            10.00
    Higganum. Cong. Ch.                                       23.00
    Kensington. Cong. Ch.                                     20.50
    Madison. Cong. Ch.                                         6.72
    Meriden. First Cong. Ch., 100 to const. CHAS.
      M’s.; Center Ch., “A Friend.” 5.                       105.00
    Middletown. Third Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch.                      5.00
    Milford. Plymouth Ch.                                     50.00
    Milford. Plymouth Ch. Sab. Sch., 13.56; Mrs.
      Owen T. Clark, 4, _for Bird’s Nest, Santee
      Indian M._                                              17.56
    Millington. “A Friend.”                                    4.50
    New Britain. South Cong. Ch., to const. THOMAS
      W. COOPER, L. M’s                                      113.43
    New Britain. First Ch. of Christ (1 of which
      _for Indian M._)                                        94.50
    New Britain. C. E. Mitchell, _for Student Aid,
      Fisk U._                                                10.00
    New Canaan. Cong. Ch.                                     41.10
    New Haven. Easter I. Armstrong, _for Grand
      River Indian M._                                         5.00
    New Haven. J. W. Butler                                    1.00
    Newington. Cong. Ch., 2 Bbls. of C., val. 28,
      _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._
    New London. First Cong. Ch.                               46.51
    New London. Rev. E. W. Bacon, _for Workshop,
      Macon, Ga._                                              5.00
    New London. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                     1.50
    New Milford. First Cong. Ch.                              78.39
    North Greenwich. Cong. Ch., adl. to const.
      AUGUSTUS FERRIS and JABEZ HUSTED, L. M’s.               29.00
    North Guilford. A. E. Bartlett.                           13.50
    North Stamford. “A Friend.”                                5.00
    Norwich. Broadway Cong. Ch.                              387.20
    Norwich Town. “First Cong. Ch.”                           20.00
    Old Saybrook. Cong. Ch.                                   17.00
    Oxford. Cong. Ch.                                         19.43
    Plainfield. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Pleasant
      Hill, Tenn._                                             5.00
    Plainfield. Y. P. M. S., Box of C., _for
      Thomasville, Ga._
    Plainville. Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch., _for Oaks,
      N.C._                                                   20.00
    Plainville. Mrs. Mary E. Morse.                            5.00
    Plantsville. Ladles’ Industrial Soc., by Mrs.
      E. W. Twichell, Sec., _for Conn. Industrial
      Sch., Ga._                                              35.00
    Plymouth. Cong. Ch.                                       68.25
    Poquonock. Thomas Duncan, _for Bell for
      Woodbine, Ky._                                         120.00
    Putnam. Second Cong. Ch., adl. to const. JOHN
      MACDONALD, L. M’s.                                      35.19
    Putnam. “Mission Workers,” _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                             25.00
    Richford. Cong. Ch.                                        2.00
    Riverton. Rev. S. H. Vietz.                                1.00
    Rocky Hill. Cong. Ch.                                     15.00
    Rockville. Second Cong. Ch. (5 of which _for
      Indian M._).                                             5.20
    South Coventry. First Cong. Ch. and Soc.                  46.65
    South Britain. Cong. Ch.                                   2.40
    Southport. Cong. Ch., _for Indian M._                     91.51
    Stratford. Cong. Ch.                                      40.45
    Terryville. Cong. Ch.                                    122.00
    Thomaston. Cong. Ch.                                      22.90
    Torrington. Ladies of First Cong. Ch. _for
      Conn. Indl. Sch., Ga._                                   7.00
    Vernon Center. Mrs. L. K. Pearl.                           0.50
    Wallingford. Cong. Ch.                                    97.71
    Washington. F. A. Frisbie.                                 1.00
    Waterbury. Ladies of Second Cong. Ch., Box of
      C., _for Thomasville, Ga._
    Weathersfield. Miss Lila Adams’ S. S. Class,
      _for Rutland Sew. Sch., Macon, Ga._                      3.00
    Westbrook. Cong. Ch.                                      10.00
    Westchester. Cong. Ch.                                    26.02
    West Hartford. First Ch. of Christ, 108.30;
      Mrs. Mary A. Butler, 10.                               118.30
    Westport. Cong. Ch.                                       14.47
    Westport. Richard Wakeman, Nellie Wakeman and
      Clara Wakeman, _for Woman’s Work_.                       1.56
    Windsor. First Cong. Ch.                                  25.00
    Winsted. Mrs. M. A. Mitchell, _for Student
      Aid, Talladega C._                                      20.00
    Woodbury. “Coral Workers” of North Cong. Ch.,
      _for Conn. Ind’l Sch., Ga._                             50.00
    Woodstock. First Cong. Ch., bal. to const.
      MRS. MAQUIS GREENE, L. M.                               16.33
    ——. “A Friend in Conn.,” _for Hope Station,
      Indian M._                                              75.00
    By Mrs. S. M. Hotchkiss, Sec. W. H. M. U. of
      Conn., _for Conn. Ind’l Sch., Ga._
    Bridgeport. Ladies H. M. Soc. of North Ch.                50.00
    Plainfield. Sab. Sch.                                     10.00
    Plainville. Ladies Soc., box of C., val. 59,
      _for Williamsburg, Ky._                                 60.00

    Southington. Estate of Sally B. Gridley, by
      Elizur Fenn, Ex.                                     1,577.00
    Watertown. Estate of Mrs. Huldah Coe, by Leman
      W. Cutler, Ex.                                          28.51

  NEW YORK, $3,026.74.

    Albany. First Cong. Ch. (28 of which _for
      Indian M_)                                              85.60
    Albany. Young Ladies of Cong. Ch., 2 bbls. of
      C., _for Tougaloo U._
    Alfred Center. Mrs. Ida F. Kenyon                          5.00
    Allentown. Six Young Girls, Lot of Patchwork,
      _for Mobile, Ala._
    Baldwinsville. Howard Carter                             100.00
    Binghamton. First Cong. Ch.                               78.67
    Brooklyn. Clinton Av. Cong. Ch. (100 of which
      _for Student Aid, Talladega C._)                     1,601.00
    Brooklyn. Stephen Ballard, _for Ballard
      Building, Tougaloo, Miss._                             407.07
    Brooklyn. Central Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Santee
      Indian M._                                              37.50
    Chateaugay. Joseph Shaw                                    5.00
    Coventry. S. A. Beardslee                                 10.00
    De Kalb. Cong. Ch.                                         4.00
    Fairport. Primary Classes of Cong. Sab. Sch.,
      _for Santee Indian M._                                  10.00
    Fairport. Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch., _for Marie
      Adlof Sch’p Fund_                                        7.13
    Flushing. R. B. Parsons                                    5.00
    Frankfort. D. Hopkins                                      1.50
    Fredonia. Jeannie E. Kinsman, _for Pupil,
      Athens, Ala._                                           10.00
    Gloversville. “Friends,” _for Indian M._                  43.67
    Gloversville. Cong. Ch., _for Indian M._                   1.00
    Gouverneur. “A Friend”                                     1.00
    Java. Cong. Sab. Sch.                                     10.00
    Le Roy. M. J. McEwen                                       5.00
    Maine Village. Ladies of Cong. Ch.                         1.30
    McGrawville. H. D. Corey                                   1.00
    New York. Pilgrim Ch. to const. JOSIAH
      HILLS, L. M’s, 192.80; S. T. Gordon, 150; M.
      H. Bartow, 2; “A Friend,” 1                            345.80
    New York. “Two Friends,” 25 ea., _for Indian
      M._ (Proceeds sale of gifts contributed by
      Miss Ilsley)                                            50.00
    New York. Mrs. H. B. Spelman, _for Student
      Aid, Atlanta U._                                        25.00
    New York. D. Appleton & Co., _for Fisk U._                25.00
    Oriskany. Mrs. R. W. Porter                                1.00
    Orwell. Ladies of Cong. Soc., box of C., _for
      Tougaloo U._
    Owego. L. H. Allen, M.D.                                  25.00
    Perry Center. Ladies’ Benev. Soc., bbl. of C.,
      _for Tougaloo U._
    Randolph. “A Friend”                                       5.00
    Rochester. Mrs. E. M. Rider                                5.00
    Smyrna. Sab. Sch. Miss’y Soc. of Cong. Ch.                50.00
    West Bloomfield. Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Sherrill,
      _for Macon, Ga._                                         1.50
    Whitesboro. Mrs. L. Halsey                                10.00
    Woodville. Ladies of Cong. Soc., bbl. of C.,
      _for Tougaloo U._
    By Mrs. L. H. Cobb, Treas. W. H. M. U. of N.Y.
      _for Woman’s Work_.
        Binghamton. W. H. M. S. to const.
          L. M.                                   30.00
        Oswego. W. H. M. S.                       10.00
        Perry Center. Ladies’ Aux.                13.00
                                                 ——————       53.00

  NEW JERSEY, $166.00.

    Arlington. Miss Mary P. Talman                             1.00
    Arlington. “Friends,” Pkg. of C.
    Bound Brook. Ladies’ Miss’y Soc., 25; Robert
      Swayze, 5; W. H. Whiting, 5, _for Mountain
      White Work_                                             35.00
    Bound Brook. Sab. Sch. Of Cong. Ch.                       10.00
    East Orange. L. F. Hovey                                  20.00
    Montclair. J. Van Vleck                                  100.00

  PENNSYLVANIA, $492.65.

    Center Road. “A Friend”                                  300.00
    Guy’s Mills. Minnie Bronson, _for Freight_                 1.65
    North East. Mrs. M. K. Spooner, 5; Miss C. A.
      Talcott, 1                                               6.00
    Philadelphia. A. H. STEVENS, M.D., to const.
      himself and MRS. A. B. STEVENS, L. M.’s                 60.00
    Philadelphia. Central Cong. Ch. Sab. Sch.,
      _for Student Aid, Atlanta U._                           25.09
    Pittsburg. B. Preston                                    100.00

  OHIO, $594.10.

    Ashland. Mrs. Eliza Thomson                                2.28
    Atwater. “Willing Workers,” _for Freight_                  1.50
    Burton. Mrs. L. G. French                                  1.00
    Cincinnati. Walnut Hills Cong. Ch.                        47.11
    Cincinnati. Mrs. Betsey E. Aydelott                        5.00
    Cleveland. Mount Zion Sab. Sch., _for Student
      Aid, Fisk U._                                            8.50
    Cleveland. First Cong. Ch., adl., 7; Rev. H.
      Trautman, 3.50                                          10.50
    Conneaut. H. E. Pond, 5, _for Student Aid,
      Fisk U._ Incorrectly ack. in January number
    Geneva. Mrs. Mary A. Kingsbury                            10.00
    Mallet Creek. Miss J. A. Bingham                           5.00
    Medina. First Con. Sab. Sch., _for Student
      Aid, Fisk U._                                           30.25
    Medina. J. Dannaly’s Sab. Sch. Class, $5.08;
      —— 48c., _for Student Aid, Fisk U._                      5.56
    Mount Vernon. First Cong. Ch. adl.                        20.50
    Oberlin. First Cong. Ch.                                  68.34
    Oberlin. Jabez L. Burrell, _for work in
      Tennessee_                                              41.75
    Oberlin. Second Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Indian
      girl, Oahe, Dak._                                       10.00
    Oberlin. Second Cong. Sab. Sch., _for
      Tillotson C. and N. Inst._                              10.00
    Oberlin. Y. W. C. A., _for Student Aid,
      Williamsburg, Ky._                                       1.00
    Painesville. W. H. Stocking                                1.00
    Ripley. Mission Band of Cong. Ch.                         10.00
    Ruggles. Cong. Ch.                                        16.00
    Ruggles. N. E. Gault’s Sab. Sch. Class, _for
      Rosebud Indian M._                                       3.00
    Seville. T. B. and A. C. Dowd                              5.00
    South Ridge. “U. H.”                                       0.50
    Tallmadge. First Cong. Ch. $39.83, Young
      Ladies’ Mission Circle $20                              59.83
    Tallmadge. Rev. Luther and S. A. Shaw, Bibles,
      Val. 2.
    Twinsburg. Individuals, by Mrs. J. T. Herrick,
      _for Charleston, S.C._                                  13.42
    Wauseon. Cong. Ch.                                        17.06
    Wellington. First Cong. Ch. to const. DEA. E.
      BENEDICT, L. M.                                         50.00
    Wellington. Benev. Soc., by Mrs. Frank
      Bennett, _for Oahe Indian M._                           25.00
    Yellow Springs. G. Garrison                                5.00
    —— ——                                                     15.00

    Ravenna. Estate of Samuel Hastings, by H. H.
      Nichols, Ex.                                            95.00

  ILLINOIS, $1,560.37.

    Batavia. Cong. Ch.                                         4.00
    Cazenovia. “Ebenezer”                                      5.00
    Champaign. Cong. Ch.                                      35.16
    Champaign. Y. P. Aid Soc. of Cong. Ch.                    10.00
    Chicago. First Cong. Ch., $125; South Cong.
      Ch., $46; Rev. Henry Willard, $45; New Eng.
      Cong. Ch., $41.55; Leavitt St. Cong. Ch.,
      $14.61; Rev J. A. Adams, $5; Western Av.
      Cong. Chapel ad’l, $2                                  279.16
    Chicago. Union Park Cong. Sab. Sch., _for
      Santee Indian M._                                       50.00
    Dallas City. Sophia Miller                                 1.50
    Galesburg. “Friends,” Bbl. of reading matter,
      _for Macon, Ga._
    Geneseo. Mrs. A. T. Nourse                                30.00
    Geneseo. Zenana Soc. 2 Bbls. of C., _for
      Tougaloo U._
    Hinsdale. Mrs. E. C. Linsley                               1.50
    Jefferson. Cong. Ch.                                      12.50
    Kewanee. Cong. Ch.                                       105.50
    Lombard. First Ch.                                         6.70
    Marseilles. First Cong. Ch.                                5.00
    Marshall. Mrs. C. Clark                                    1.00
    Moline. First Cong. Ch.                                   35.00
    Morrison. Cong. Ch. (30 of which to const.
      MRS. HENRIETTA SMITH, L. M.)                            50.00
    Naperville. Prof. G. O. Sindlinger, _for
      Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                                   10.00
    Naperville. Prof G. W. Sindlinger                          5.00
    Oak Park. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                             51.00
    Oak Park. Rev. W. E. Blackstone                            3.00
    Payson. J. K. Scarborough                                100.00
    Peoria. First Cong. Ch., Bbl. of C. _for
      Mobile, Ala._
    Piano. Cong. Ch.                                           1.25
    Princeton. Mrs. P. B. Corss                               10.00
    Rockford. Lewis S. Swezey, of First Cong. Ch.            628.60
    Rockford. First Cong. Ch.                                 23.15
    Thomasboro. “G.”                                           4.00
    Waverly. Cong. Sab. Sch.                                  13.32
    Wood Lawn Park. Mrs Frank I. Smith, _for
      Student Aid, Fisk U._                                   10.00
    Wyoming. Cong. Ch.                                        16.86
    By Mrs. B. F. Leavitt, Treas., Ill. W. H. M.
      U., _for Woman’s Work_.
        Galesburg. W. M. S. of Brick Ch.            36.70
        Mendon. W. M. S.                             7.50
        Rockford. Union in Second Cong. Ch.          7.97

  MICHIGAN, $415.35.

    Adrian. B. S. Allen                                        4.00
    Ann Arbor. Cong. Ch., $5; Mrs. C. B. C.
      Fuller, $1, _for Pleasant Hill, Tenn._                   6.00
    Battle Creek. “A mite towards the $350,000”                1.50
    Benzonia. First Cong. Ch.                                 13.50
    Birmingham. Mrs. A. D. Stickney                            1.00
    Calumet. Robert Dobbie                                    30.00
    Calumet. “Helping Hands,” by Mrs. J. N.
      Wright, _for Woman’s Work_                              10.00
    Chelsea. First Cong. Ch.                                  23.34
    Covert. “Band of Hope,” _for Santa Fe Mission_             1.00
    Detroit. First Cong. Ch., 11.89; Trumbull Av.
      Cong. Sab. Sch., 3                                      14.89
    East Gilead. Conf. Ch., by Rev. L. Curtiss                 2.50
    Galesburg. “A Friend”.                                    58.88
    Grand Rapids. Park Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Rev.
      J. H. H. Sengstacke_                                    40.00
    Greenville. Cong. Ch.                                     40.00
    Hart. Cong. Ch.                                           11.00
    Jackson. Mrs. R. M. Bennett                                2.00
    Kalamazoo. E. B. Allen, _for Marie Adlof Sch’p
      Fund_                                                    0.40
    Lansing. Plymouth Ch.                                     30.00
    Milford. Mrs. Wm. A. Arms, 5; Eliza Greacen, 1             6.00
    Olivet. Wm. B. Palmer                                    100.00
    Tecumseh. James Vincent                                   10.00
    Traverse City. “A Christmas Mite”                          1.00
    White Cloud. First Cong. Ch.                               8.34

  WISCONSIN, $248.85.

    Beloit. Second Cong. Ch., 35.83. First Cong.
      Ch., 22                                                 57.83
    Cooksville. Edward Gilley                                  5.00
    Eau Claire. First Cong. Sab Sch.                          25.00
    Emerald Grove. Cong. Ch.                                  11.40
    Fox Lake. Cong. Ch.                                        4.94
    Janesville. First Cong. Ch., 51.83; L. P. and
      M. A. Frost, 5                                          56.83
    Kenosha. Miss E. M. Newcomb                                2.00
    La Crosse. W. H. Holcomb, Sen.                             2.00
    Lake Geneva. G. Montague                                   4.50
    Prairie du Chien. Cong. Ch., _for Storrs Sch.
      Atlanta, Ga._                                            5.00
    Raymond. Cong. Ch.                                         2.10
    Ripon. First Cong. Sab. Sch.                               2.49
    Sparta. Cong. Ch.                                         27.57
    Whitewater. Cong. Ch. ad’l                                35.19
    Woman’s Home Missionary Union, _for Woman’s
        Baraboo. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch.             1.00
        Beloit. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch.              0.50
        Black Earth. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch.         2.00
        Brodhead. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch.            1.00
        Raymond. L. M. S. of Cong. Ch.             2.00
        Janesville. “A Friend”                     0.50
                                                 ——————        7.00

  IOWA, $186.85.

    Cedar Rapids. Ladies in Cong. Ch., by Iowa W.
      H. M. U.                                                11.55
    Cedar Rapids. Miss Laura L. Brockseint                     5.00
    Central City. Cong. Ch.                                   10.00
    Charles City. First Cong. Ch.                             48.93
    Chester Center. Cong. Ch.                                 14.20
    Cresco. Cong. Ch. ad’l.                                    2.00
    Dunlap. Cong. Ch.                                         13.40
    Eldora. Cong. Ch.                                         21.69
    Emmetsburg. Cong. Ch.                                      5.03
    Gilman. First Cong. Ch.                                    4.50
    Grand View. German Cong. Ch.                               5.00
    Hillsboro. John W. Hammond                                 5.00
    Magnolia. Cong. Ch., 5.20, and Sab. Sch., 5               10.20
    Monticello. Cong. Ch.                                      5.51
    Oldfield. Highland Sab. Sch.                               5.09
    Osage. First Cong. Ch.                                    19.75

  MINNESOTA, $381.65.

    Austin. Cong. Union Ch.                                   43.96
    Duluth. Pilgrim Cong. Ch.                                 37.04
    Excelsior. Cong. Ch.                                       9.50
    Faribault. Cong. Ch.                                      25.47
    Minneapolis. First Cong. Ch. _for Student Aid,
      Atlanta U._                                             45.85
    Minneapolis. Prof. Wm. M. Bristoll                         5.00
    Morristown. Union Sab. Sch.                                2.50
    Northfield. First Cong. Ch.                               47.61
    Rochester. “Y. L. Whatsoever Club” in Cong. S.
      S., 25; Cong. Sab. Sch., 14.50, _for Student
      Aid, Fisk U._                                           39.50
    Saint Charles. First Cong. Ch.                             5.55
    Saint Cloud. First Cong. Ch.                               5.90
    Saint Paul. Plym. Cong. Ch.                               13.77


    Minneapolis. Estate of Mrs. L. H. Porter, by
      Rev. S. F. Porter, Ex.                                 100.00

  MISSOURI, $15.10.

    Cameron. Cong. Ch.                                         5.35
    Laclede. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Seward                         4.50
    Saint Louis. Third Cong. Ch.                               5.25

  KANSAS, $30.20.

    Topeka. Modern Language Miss’y Soc. Washburne
      College, _for Storrs Sch., Atlanta, Ga._                25.00
    Waubaunsee. Cong. Ch., _for Marie Adlof Sch’p
      Fund_                                                    5.20

  DAKOTA, $12.26.

    Redfield. Cong. Sab. Sch., _for Woman’s Work_              4.26
    Valley Springs. “Cheerful Workers,” by Mrs. M.
      S. Butler                                                5.00
    Wahpeton. First Cong. Ch.                                  3.00

  COLORADO, $59.54.

    Boulder. Ladies’ Miss’y Soc., by Mrs. S. A.
      Sawyer, Treas.                                           3.00
    Denver. First Cong. Ch.                                   46.80
    Highland Lake. Sab. Sch. Miss’y Soc., _for
      Marie Adolf Sch’p Fund_                                  9.74

  CALIFORNIA, $42.47.

    Ontario. Bethel Cong. Ch.                                  5.00
    Pasadena. Cong. Ch., 5.47; Rev. G. S. F.
      Savage, D.D., 5                                         10.47
    Santa Barbara. Rev. Edward Hildreth                       25.00
    Wrights. Rev. J. R. Wright                                 2.00

  KENTUCKY, $88.75.

    Williamsburg. Tuition                                     88.75

  TENNESSEE, $952.65.

    Jellico. Tuition                                          80.75
    Jonesboro. Tuition                                         0.50
    Memphis. Tuition                                         390.00
    Nashville. Tuition                                       479.40
    Pleasant Hill. By Miss J. Lundy                            2.00

  NORTH CAROLINA, $207.85.

    Wilmington. Tuition                                      207.85

  GEORGIA, $963.22.

    Atlanta. Storrs Sch., Tuition                            290.30
    Atlanta. S. M. Inman, 100; Col. A. E. Buck,
      25, _for Forges for Blacksmith Shop, Atlanta
      U._                                                    125.00
    Macon. Tuition, 230.70; Rent, 7.50                       238.20
    McIntosh. Tuition                                         37.67
    Savannah. Tuition                                        220.40
    Savannah. Pansy Soc., _for Beach Inst._                    2.50
    Thomasville. Tuition                                      48.15
    Woodville. Rev. J. H. H. Sengstacke                        1.00

  FLORIDA, $5.00.

    Jacksonville. Mrs. Anna Chadwick                           5.00

  ALABAMA, $462.25.

    Mobile. Tuition                                          222.50
    Talladega. Tuition, 116.25; Cong. Ch. Sab.
      Sch., 7                                                123.25
    Athens. Tuition                                          116.50

  MISSISSIPPI, $99.00.

    Tougaloo. Tuition                                         99.00

  TEXAS, $294.55.

    Austin. Tuition                                          259.75
    Austin. “A Friend,” 30; “A Friend,” 3, by Miss
      Kinney; ——, for Freight on Bell, 1.80                   34.80

  INCOMES, $1,602.50.

    Avery Fund, _for Mendi M._                               240.00
    C. F. Dike Fund, _for Straight U._                        50.00
    Endowment Fund, _for President’s Chair,
      Talladega C._                                          462.50
    General Endowment Fund                                    50.00
    Graves Scholarship Fund., _for Atlanta U._               150.00
    Graves Sch’p Fund, _for Talladega C._                    125.00
    Scholarship Fund, _for Fisk U._                           50.00
    Theo. Fund, _for Howard U._                              475.00

  CANADA, $5.00.

    Montreal. “C. A.”                                          5.00


    Kohala, Hawaii. “A Friend.”                              250.00

  GERMANY, $50.00.

    Berlin. Prof. and Mrs. C. M. Mead                         50.00

  TURKEY, $10.00.

    Van. Rev. Geo. C. Reynolds                                10.00

  AFRICA, $9.50.

    Inhambam. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Ousley, _for Fisk
      U._                                                      9.50

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  MAINE, $16.50.

    Bangor. Dr. H. F. Hanson                                   4.50
    Hampden. A Few Ladies                                     12.00

  VERMONT, $6.45.

    Cornwall. ——                                               1.00
    Duxbury. Ladies of Cong. Ch.                               1.45
    North Thetford. Ladies of Cong. Ch.                        4.00


    Andover. Ladies of the Free Christian Church,
      to const. MRS. MARY ANN MANDER, L. M.                   27.15
    Boston. “A Woman to the Rescue.”                           0.25
    Holyoke. Ladies of Second Cong. Ch.                       17.03
    Princeton. Women of Cong. Ch.                             11.00
    Watertown. “A Woman to the Rescue.”                        0.40
    Wellesley Hills. Ladies of Cong. Ch.                      11.50
    West Newton. Ladies of Second Cong. Ch.,
      collected by “H. F. C.”                                  1.00
    ——. “A Woman to the Rescue.”                              10.00

  CONNECTICUT, $23.30.

    Cromwell. Cong. Ch.                                       10.00
    Plainville. Mrs. Mary E. Morse                             1.00
    Salisbury. Ladies of Cong. Ch., collected by
      Carrie Griggs, Susie Norton, Lucy French,
      Julia Landon and Eliza Warner                           12.30

  ILLINOIS, $11.00.

    Crete. Mrs. Samuel Cushing                                 1.00
    Rockford. Mrs. E. W. Chandler of Y. L. M. S.
      First Ch., 5; Mrs. J. D. B. Salter, 5, by
      Mrs. B. F. Leavitt. Treas. Ill. W. H. M. U.             10.00

  WISCONSIN, $2.00.

    Portage. Mrs. G. A. Jones                                  2.00

  MINNESOTA, $1.30.

    Saint Paul. A few Ladies by H. F. Roberts                  1.30
          Total for Debt                                    $138.88

  Donations                                               18,096.46
  Legacies                                                 1,800.51
  Incomes                                                  1,602.50
  Tuition and Rents                                        2,895.97
        Total for December                               $24,395.44
        Total from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31                      60,773.97


    Subscriptions for December                               179.25
    Previously acknowledged                                   72.17
          Total                                              251.42

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

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Transcriber’s Notes:

Obvious printer’s punctuation errors corrected.

Ditto marks replaced by the text they represent in order to
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Inconsistent accents retained as there are various authors, and the
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