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JANUARY, 1917 

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Thraherican missionary association 




JANUARY. 1917 



EDITORIAL: Missions in the Sunday- 
Schools 513 



retary C. J. Ryder 514 

LINCX>LN. Poem. By Jchn Gay- 
lord Davenport 516 


SOLD THERE. By Principal Kleb- 
sattel 616 

M. B, Phillips 518 

Wedding Ceremony 519 

BRASKA .7 519 

>encer Snell 520 

SOUTH 524 

SOUTH 526 

NOTES 627 

OBITUARIES: Mrs. Annie Baker 
HitSgB, Miss Jane Hardy 628 

inff C. Gaylord, Treasurer 629 




Mrs. Charles W. Shelton 631 

Mrs. Theodore Jorgensen 534 

By Miss Miriam L. Woodberry 538 

MAN HOUSE. By Eunice B. Trumbo 540 


Secretary J. B. Clark 642 

STRONG. By Mr& A. M. Farrinff- 
ton 646 

YEARS AGO. By Rev. W. G. Pud- 
defoot 646 

THE TREASURY. Catching Up 649 








Mrs. Ella W. Camfleld 662 












CAMP 667 








Mrs. D. C. Turner 661 



NOTES 662 



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The 'Vmerican Missionary 


VOUS N«.9 

E. R HAMES, Baunmn Managmr 



A united plan of missionary education and promotion in the Sun- 
day-schools is presented by the seven societies, the women's boards, 
the women's unions, and the Tercentenary Commissions. It consists of 
an adaptation and development of the scheme used in Illinois last year, 
and called "The Missionary EfiSciency" plan. 

Sound psychology is at the basis of the scheme. Three things are 
requisite in effective missionary promotion; knowledge, emotion, 

To promote knowledge, the scheme first attracts the attention, 
then presents information in an interesting way and calls for that 
natural expression of what is learned that makes it a part of the 
pupil's intellectual equipment. 

The emotions are rationally stirred by introducing the natural 
human touch which 'calls for wholesome sympathy. This is done by 
relating interestingly, concrete facts and stories from missionary ex- 
perience. The heroic is also appealed to through the introduction of 
hero tales of the very best Idnd. The element of worship is also called 
into action and sanctifies the whole. 

Action is called for definitely. A specific time is set for specific 
subjects to be introduced when particular objects are presented, call- 
hig for actual giving of money, while every excuse for failure is re- 
moved by definitely presenting concrete methods of collecting the 
money. Then, before the very eyes of the school, the record of what 
is done is visualized by placing a colored seal upon an attractive chart. 
This introduces the elemeni^ of contest, which plays so large a part in 
human nature. Eighty thousand persons gathering in one spot to see 
twenty-two men contend for the position of a foot-ball is evidence of 
the depth of the spirit of rivalry and contest in the human heart. This 
is particularly strong in the young. Finally, recognition of attainment 
is made by the presentation of pennants and by the publication of the 
records of the various schools. 

Superintendents and missionary committees are asked to corre- 
spond at once with W. W. Scudder, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., 
asking that samples of the literature and devises be sent to them, 
with a view to their use if the plan appeals to the school. Do it now ! 
Schools which have enrolled through Chicago or local ofiSces, for 
the Missionary EflBciency helps, are enrolled under this plan, for it 
is the same thing developed and applied to the whole country. Also, 
helps and plans offered by the several organizations for use in the 
Sunday-schools are part of the plan, which simply brmgs all into 
alignment for team work. C. E. B. 

Office: 28T Fourth Avenue, New Turk. 
HoDorary 8ecreta.ry and Efiltor, A. F. Beard, D.D„ CorrespondlnK Secretarlei, 
Charlea J. Ryder, D.D.; H. raul DouKlasa, D.D.; AsHOclaCo Secretory, H. t,. Simmonai 
Tie»Burer, Irving C. Oaylord; Secretary of Woman's Work, Mra. F. W. Wllcoi: District 
Secretaries, Rev. Georee H. autt>Tsan. ConKr^gatlo^al House, Uoaton, Maas.; Lucius O. 
Balrd, D.D., 19 So. La Salle St., Chicago, 111.; Rev. Otiurire W. HInman, 21 Brenham PI., 
San Francisco, Ca[.; Field Secretary, ^rs. Ida Voso Woodbury, ConBreffatlonal House, 


The A. M. A. American Missionary must depend upon information 
from the field for interest with its readera, and for the degree of service 
which it can in turn render to our schools and churches. Often events and 
incidents which may not be considered striking to those who are in close 
relation with them, are yet full of interest to those at a distance. It seems 
to us that never a month in any school or in any church should pass without 
some interesting communication to us, which would give information to keep 
alive the sympathies and benevolences of those upon whom the support and 
welfare of our institutions depend. Many of our schools and most of our 
churches are absolutely unknown to the majority of those whose benevol- 
ences we are soliciting. They look upon the work as a whole without 
thought of the parts, but it is the concrete fact that brings interest. 

Illustrations of what is being accompHshed and in what ways, will be 
gladly read. Personal histories and experiences are often acceptable and 
keep givers in heart with the work. We do not want mere appeals for new 
buildings and increased facilities and more money. The interest most be 
behind the appeals, Interesting stories of the results of our work are ef- 
fective. If there. are not furnished we may not expect much attention to 
"bitter cries" for funds and enlargements. Pictures which represent the 
life and scenery of a loealitj'; which are characteristic of social conditions 
and surroundings will be especially valued. They are better received than 
mere buildings. 


Secretary C. J. Ryder 

Lincoln Memorial Day will be observed by our Congregational churches 
on Sunday, February 11, 1916, one day before the anniversary of the one 
hundred and eighth birthday of Abraham Lincoln. 

The American Missionary Association suggested to our Sunday Schools 

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many years ago, the observance of this impressive memorial service. Noth- 
ing could be more appropriate than that the Sunday schools should cele- 
brate the anniversary of the birth of this great man, our honored President 
and our greatly mourned martyr under the general suggestion and direction 
of the American Missionary Association. Certain reasons are apparent. 

In the first place, Abraham Lincoln was by birth a Mountaineer. He 
was bom in Hodgdonville, Hardin Co., Ky., in the midst of this mountain 
region. Although he early moved with his family to Indiana and then to 
Illinois he was a Highland lad bom in the midst of these Highland clans. 
The American Missionary Association has work of large and important edu- 
cational character among these same mountain people. 

The Indians were treated with considerate and kindly care by the 
United States Government under the direction of President Lincoln. Alaska 
was purchased by President Lincoln's great War Secretary which in a way 
attaches that interesting group of people to Abraham Lincoln's administra- 

Nearly four million slaves were emancipated by the magic of his won- 
derful Emancipation Proclamation. Now the American Missionary Asso- 
ciation has been earnestly and efficiently at work for the education and ele- 
vation of the very people who are thus associated in our thought of Abra- 
ham Lincoln. When the A. M. A. suggested the keeping of a memorial day 
in the name of our great President, only a few responded. Tear by year 
there has been an increasing number. Last year a full hundred thousand 
loyal Sunday school pupils and teachers observed Lincoln Memorial Day 
honoring this noble name, themselves and the American Missionary Associa- 
tion. We are hoping that one hundred and twenty-five thousand will be 
the full toll this year. An interesting Lincoln Memorial Exercise is pre- 
pared and may be secured from any of the offices of the Association. 

The appeal comes from these Highland lads and lassies; the brown- 
skinned boys and girls of the Southland and the Indians of the prairie and 
the Eskimo and from our Island Territories to the boys and skirls of our 
Congregational Sunday Schools for the larorest contribution and most gen- 
erous interest ever manifested. The measure of this interest is easy. It 
will be determined by the general observance of Lincoln Memorial Day. Boys 
and girls ask your Superintendent to write at once for the Concert Exercise 
and the envelopes to keep Lincoln Memorial Day, February 11, 1917, and 
generously remember the work of the American Missionary Association. 


. Chieftain sent to break the captives' chains, 
Prom tarnished flag to wipe the stain away 
And make the great republic free indeed ; 
Though decades fly, our love for thee remains, 
Increasing as each anniversary day. 
With eyes bedewed the high romance we read. 

— John Gaylord Davenport 




In the steady undoing of the 
negro's political privileges, we are 
again reverting to that condition of 
half-slave, half-free which Lincoln 
declared to be intolerable he would, 
we believe, be the first to say that a 
native-bom American without a bal- 
lot is defenceless before his enemies, 
is in no sense really free; and he 
would find illustrations witliout 
number to prove his contention. For 
Lincoln to see those same poor black 
creatures who swarmed about him 
when he reached Richmond after its 
fall, whose pathetic, hysterical joy 
over their saviour from slavery he 
curbed with such wise and kindly 
advice, now set apart in trains, 
street cars, places of amusement, 
hotels, by an iron caste, would ap- 
pall the greatest apostle of democ- 
racy. Appall, but not discourage. 
When to his disappointment in 
1856 but two persons came to the 
mass-meeting he had called at 

Springfield to ratify the Illinois an- 
ti-Nebraska Convention of 1856, he 
heartened himself, his partner Hem- 
don, and John Pain, by iSaying: 

While aU seems dead the age itself Js 
not. It llveth as sure as oar Maker Ut- 
eth. Under aU this seeming want of life 
and motion thd world does move, noTer- 
theless. Be hopeful and now let as ad- 
journ and appeal to the people. 

So must those who to-day work in 
his spirit, and the negroes them- 
selves, appeal to the people in 
whose hearts still resides that justice 
in which Lincoln never lost faith. 
So writes the Evening Post. Let 
us have faith to believe that the 
day will come, and that we can help 
it along, when the Southern white 
people will acknowledge the colored 
people as a constituent part of the 
body politic, and will apply the prin- 
ciple of which they regulate the 
right of suffrage, impartially both 
to the white and the colored. 


By Principal Klebsattel Emerson Institute, Mobile 

Accompanying this are the pic- 
tures of Cudjo Lewis and Aunt 
Zuma, two of the survivors of the 
last cargo of slaves brought to the 
United States from Africa. The im- 
portation of slaves into the United 
States was forbidden after 1808, but 
the law was evaded and slaves were 
smuggled in. As far as known, the 
last incident of this kind occurred 
in 1859, when a cargo of about one 
hundred and ten slaves was landed 
a short distance above Mobile. Some 
members of this original cargo, nine 
in number, still survive and live in 

and near Plateau, five miles north 
of Mobile. The story of the adven- 
tures of these slaves is most inter- 
esting as related to the writer by 
Uncle Cudjo. Together with the 
other slaves that were brought over, 
he lived in a village on the west 
coast of Africa not far from the 
mouth of the Congo. In 1859, the 
king of a neighboring tribe de- 
manded as tribute half of the crops 
and other possessions of Cudjo 's 
tribe. On this being refused, he 
made a night raid, captured the in- 
habitants, and destroyed the village. 



The captives were formed into a see land again. Twice a day they 
band and marched to the coast about were exercised on deck in chains and 
one hundred miles away, sold to the in small squads. At other times they 
were kept below, chained to the 
floor, with just enough room to lie 
do^vn. The suffering was intense, 
due to the almost total darkness, 
the heat, and the scarcity of water. 
They were given a pint a day, one- 
half on the morning and one-half at 
night. Those that died during the 
voyage were simply pitched over- 

When they finally arrived off Mo- 
bile Bay the boat was towed up the 
bay and river to Twelve Mile Island, 
the slaves landed and the boat 
burned to the waters' edge. The 


slave dealers, loaded into a ship 
and brought to the United States. 
Cudjo tells most interestingly how, 
when the village was attacked, hear- 
ing the screams and shots, he tried 
to flee to the woods, but finding the 
village surrounded, crept into a hut 
and hid under some rags, where he 
was afterward discovered and drag- 
ged forth. He was then about 
eighteen years of age. Zuma being 
probably about forty ; possibly a 
year or two plus. 

The voyage to this country took 
seventy-two days. The slaves had 
never been out of sight of land be- 
fore and were greatly terrified at 
first and believed they would never 

hull may still be seen; at low tide 
it is partly exposed. 
The slaves were sold at public auc- 



tion in Mobile and most of them 
taken to near-by plantations. This 
was but fifty-seven years ago. They 
were held in slavery until the close 
of the Civil War. When released, 
most of them settled down near 
their old plantations and today they 
and their descendants foi'm a large 
part of the town of Plateau, Ala- 
bama. It is most interesting to sec 

the original slaves and their off- 
spring living side by side and to 
note the wonderful strides made in 
a single generation. 

Aunt Zuma is probably nearly one 
hundred years old; Cudjo Lewis 
about seventy-five. They are both 
still quite active, and like the other 
survivors, have acquired some prop- 



Miss M. E.^Phillips, Principal 

In July, there were two great fk>ods 
that covered the plantations and mined 
the crops, for the water stood so long on 
the land that eversrthlng decayed and 
was lost. As soon as the water dis- 
appeared, the people planted the second 
crop and hoped to make enough to eat, 
but a drought began In Augrust and 
lasted until the second weelc in October, 
and nearly everything is parched and 
dried up. We lost all our school crop 
but a few sweet potatoes and a little 

There are hundreds of people who ar3 
absolutely without the means to buy food 
and clothing. I have on my desk th.3 
names of one hundred and fifty people 
from one plantation on the Cahaba River 
who lost everything and are destitute, 
and there are many other plantations 
with as many destitute people upoa 
them. Some are old and feeble; other^: 
are sick; some are little children. Our 
pastor went out to this district and re- 
ports things in a terrible condition. They 
are coming to us over two hundred every 
week and we are doing all we can for 
them. We are not turning away one 
good worthy student from school. Many 
come to us with sad faces saying that 
they have no money and only their two 
hands but are willing to work or do any- 
thing if I will let them stay. One poor 
girl had a piece of land and planted a 
crop which brought her only seven dol- 
lars, all she had for food, clothes, and 
schooling for eight months, after work- 

ing all summer. Her land was on a hill- 
side and so escaped the flood to a cer- 
tain extent. She is a bright promising; 
girl and wishes to tea<^ and help her 
people; so I thought her worthy of -Stu- 
dent Aid and took her into the Boarding 
Hall. We have over fifty in the Board- 
ing Hall and there are but five paying 
full price for what they are getting. 
They have not the money, and there is 
nothing to do but to tmst that the bread 
and pork will be provided for them. One 
man came with his little boy and a 
bushel of meal to feed him. He said. 
"Tha/t is all I had and it must last him 
a month." I asked him, where the pork 
was and he said, ''We done cut that oat 
long ago. We won't starve on com 

We have at least fifty children whj 
come to school with no lunch or just a 
piece of com bread, and they look so 
hungrily at the children who have a 
lunch. We are planning to open a soup 
kitchen in November and give every 
child a bowl of hot soup for lunch. Our 
cooking school will make the soup and 
the Soup Fund which is now twelve dol- 
lars will pay for the meat and vege- 
tables as long as it lasts. It will be well 
worth while to warm up the stomadis of 
fifty little children with a bowl of hot 

We did not ask for any Christmas treat 
this year, but we do ask for bread and 
meat and clothes for the hungry and 
naked. Our boarding students have their 



tare cut down to the lowest possible 
limit to preserve health and strength. 
They do not complain and seem perfect- 
ly willing to sacrifice to keep bills 

Old clothes, and warm ones, for wc 
have cold weather for three months, 
will be most acceptable. Two cents will 

give a bowl of hot soup with a cracker 
to a hungry child. I have sent many 
appeals but this is the most urgent and 
pathetic of all. The need is great and i 
most earnestly beg for help this hard 
year, i will most carefully distribute any 
clothes and any money you may see fit 
to send for relief. 




You may be interested to hear of a 
marriage ceremony lately performed by 
our pastor. For nearly two years, this 
couple had been planning to get mar- 
ried. The woman made herself a white 
dresrand put it away. The man bought 
her shoes; but work was scarce and 
shoes and clothing for himself did not 
materialize. This year ,the oldest child, 
a girl of about fourteen years, was quite 
ill as was also the baby afterwards. We 
helped with the sick children and final- 
ly were cheered to learn that they would 
very soon be ready to be married. At 
the appointed hour, I walked down to 
the MeliUa, and passed through the neat* 
ly kept little flower garden in front of 
their cabin. As it was night, I could 
not see the many pretty tropical flowers 
and vines nor the single spray of our 
own golden rod that I knew grew there, 
but entering the cabin. l saw a great 
mass of these flowers on the little table 
in the center of the room. Things look- 
ed rather dim and weird inside, lighted 

only by a small kerosene lamp. The four 
children were ranged close to the wall, 
all standing, as chairs were few; they 
were prepared for the fete, being neatly 
and carefully dressed, in the simplest 
materials, wearing shoed and stockings. 
No wonder it takes time to prepare for 
a wedding, when so many must be 
clothed. One little girl standing silent 
against the wall with little artificial curls 
falling roimd her sweet face looked like 
a doll. The mother looked very pretty in 
her white dress. "Is this the same dress 
you made last year?" I asked. "No," 
said she, "this is another one." Soon 
the pastor came and a neighbor, a wo- 
man, looking very neat and dignified as 
befitted the occasion, to be one of the 
necessary witnesses; papers were made 
out by the pastor and signed by us, as 
the paities most concerned cannot write. 
I took the baby from the mother and 
the ceremony began. Soon, it was over, 
flowers and thanks were given us. We 
said "adios" and. passed out. 




The weeks of this school for our In- 
dians have passed so iiveiftly that ic 
seems only a few days since the pupils 
began to arrive. The evening previous 
to our opening day brought us a party 
of fifty young Indians by train. The 
usual lengthy and difficult Journey from 
the station to and across the river in the 
dark and then by team again to the Mis- 
sion was so long on this occasion that 

we began to be anxious. About nine- 
thirty, however, the happy voices of chil. 
dren told us that they were safely across 
the river. The arrival at the dining hall 
was an exciting time. 'Hie children, big 
and little, scrambled out from all sides 
of the four big hay racks. Some faces 
we recognized as they came into the 
light, but a great many were new. Sup- 
per was soon over, for as usual some 



were too polite to eat at the first meal, 
and others so shy they wouldn't glance 
side ways, much less take a bite to eat. 
tn a few days, however, this shyness dis- 
appears entirely with the little children 
when in the dining room, and with most 
of the older ones. Then one hundred and 
fifty pounds of flour and fifteen of com 
meal is none too much for the bread and 
com bread for the three meals a day. 
The children were too sleepy and tired 
to be homesick this first night, but tho 
following few nights there was some 
weeping after they were in bed. The 
rest of the pupils have come in a few al 
a time. The enrollment lists for all the 
dormitories were all full long before 
school opened, and ninety-eight have 
been refused admittance because theie 
is no more room. And still letters and 
telegrams come from parents asking and 
begging that their children be taken. 

We are thankful for such a full school, 
and alBO for the earnest desire of tho 
parents to send their children to a 
Christian school. Each year there is a 
larger number who appreciate the care 
and training given by the school to the 
children and they are willing to sacrifice 
to pay something toward keeping their 
children here. The new pupils are al- 
ways very interesting to me. Some of 
the older ones are so reserved and shy 
that it takes most of the year to real!/ 
know them. Several girls who are with 
me a larger share of the time have not 

yet spoken above a whisper in my hear- 
ing. It will not be long, however, until 
they will converse freely and audibly 
while at their work, but in the class 
room it takes much longer to reach the 
point where they can recite aloud. It is 
interesting and encouraging to know that 
these very reserved and shy pupils often 
have the great possibilities for develop- 
ment which time and patience will dis- 
cover. Former pupils of the school 
have been working for several years to 
help raise the money to put up a new 
building; they have also given quite a 
sum toward furnishing it, but there is 
etill one very urgent need which is not 
provided for. In the basement of the 
. new building, is a large room which is to 
be reserved for the domestic science de- 
partment, but we cannot use it until we 
have something to put in it. Our pres- 
ent domestic science room is a very 
small kitchen in one of the private 
homes. This is very inadequate to the 
need. The cooking department which 
is so much needed and desired by the 
girls has suffered greatly for lack of 
room and equipment, but we have hopes 
that the money will soon be forthcoming 
to furnish this new room. 

I am telling you this need with hope 
that there may be some aocleties and in- 
dividual friends who will be glad of this 
opportunity to have a share in this part 
of the work. I shall look forward eag- 
erly to hearing from you. 




By Rev. Spencer Snell, Pastor of the Congresrational Church, Mobile, Ala. 

I am the son of a woman who 
walked all the way from Virginia to 
Alabama, one of a drove of slaves 
when she was a girl of sixteen years. 
She was a slave for fifty years and 
lived forty-six years after she was 
set free, and died in my parsonage 
here in Mobile at the age of ninety- 
six years. The first few years of my 

life I spent as a slave. I never saw 
a school house, a book or a colored 
person who could read until I was 
twelve or thirteen years old. 

Two years after the close of the 
civil war my mother was married to 
a man named Henry Hill, my own 
father having lost his life in a mag- 
azine explosion at the close of the 



war. The last owner of my step- 
father was Mr. John Prye, but like 
many other colored people who had 
had more than one owner he pre- 
ferred to take the name of the first. 
This step-father took my mother, my 
sister and myself to the plantation 
of Mr. John Frye where with his 
four motherless children and my 
mother's two he began farming for 
half the crop. After he had farmed 
on this plan for about two years he 
bought from Mr. Frye on credit 
three hundred acres of land and an 
old two room smoke-house, tore it 
down and re-erected it for a dwell- 

As the piece of ground he pur- 
chased of Mr. Frye was not far from 
his home, they were near-by neigh- 
bors and mutually helpful and Mrs. 
Frye and mother became the best of 
friends. They saw each other often, 
and my mother kept her supplied 
with butter and eggs, and helped in 
other ways. 

There came into the community 
from somewhere a young colored 
man who could read and write, the 
first we had ever seen. He taught 
me the alphabet from the old Web- 
ster blueback spelling book in the 
yard by the light of pine knots at 
the close of the hard day's work on 
the farm. Besides teaching me my 
letters this young man also told me 
that if I could get to Mobile — a hun- 
dred and fifty miles away — I would 
find schools open to colored boys and 
girls. I decided to go and getting 
together my few garments, I put 
them into a pillow-case and started. 
When I had learned there to write 
and began sending letters to my 
mother (I did not send her a letter 
until I could write it) Mrs. Prye 

read and answered them for her 
through the years that I remained in 
Mobile prior to going to Talladega 
College and during the eight years 
of my student life there, the two 
years of my pastorate in Louisville, 
Ky., and through five years of my 
pastorate in Birmingham, Ala.— 
about twenty years in all — ^until Mr. 
Frye had died and Mrs. Prye had 
left the community, the correspond- 
ence for my mother was thus con- 
ducted by her. 

This Mr. John Prye who had 
owned my step-father and whose 
wife had so kindly conducted the 
correspondence, was the son of Mr. 
George Washington Prye who many 
years before the civil war came from 
Maine to Alabama. Teaching school 
first, he afterward bought slaves 
and began farming. He was related 
to Judge Simon Frye of Maine, a 
very prominent man who held many 

While I was a student at Talla- 
dega College and Mrs. Prye was 
reading and answering my letters to 
my mother, the much loved wife of 
Rev. Edwin Parker Wilson, pastor 
of the Woodfords Congregational 
Church of Watertown, Mass., 
through the Sunday school was 
sending money to help me through 
school. Mrs. Wilson was the daugh- 
ter of Mrs. Cordelia Piye Parns- 
worth of sacred memory, well known 
to the people of New England 
through her usefulness and helpful- 

The Mr. Frye whose wife was a 
friend of my mother's was of the 
same ancestral family as William P. 
Frye, Senator from Maine, and Pres- 
ident pro tem of the Senate for 
many years. 



A few weeks ago I wrote Mrs. 
Prye — our old friend now living at 
Anniston, Ala. — telling her of the 
death of my mother and referring 
to the friendship that had existed 
between them in which my mother 
rejoiced to the last days of her life. 

I wrote that I had heard that 
while she was visiting in the North 
she was asked whether she thought, 
from what she knew of the colored 
people in the South, it was wise for 
the Northern people to spend so 
much time, energy and money in the 
effort to educate them, and that she 
replied telling them what she knew 
of Sepncer Snell, a little ignorant 
boy on her husband's plantation who 
never saw letters until he 12 or 13 
years old; how when he had got- 
ten a taste of learning, he left the 
community to go one hundred and 
fifty miles to Mobile without a pen- 
ny that he might go to school; how 
after reaching the city he waited 
and wished and toiled until the way 
opened first in night school and 
then in a day school of the A. M. A. ; 
how he finally reached Talladega 
College, prepared for the ministry 
and entered upon his work. I asked 
Mrs. Prye if such a question had 
been asked and replied to, and in a 
most interesting reply to my letter 
this is her answer: "The question 
was asked me by our cousin in Port- 
land, Maine, Mrs. Edwin P. Wilson 
whose husband was former pastor of 
the Watertown Church. As I pro- 
ceeded with your history she grew 
more and more interested and broke 
right in, "Tell me the name of this 
boy/* You can well imagine the 
surprise of the group of Northern 
and Southern Pryes, when I said, 
Spencer Snell. All thought it a very 

wonderful coincidence. All the 
more so since there had been no 
communication between the two 
families for many years. After the 
civil war we accidentally got into 
communication and were fond of 
each other.*' 

After I had completed my course 
of study at Talladega College and 
given nine years of pastoral services 
in Louisville, Ky. and Birmingham, 
Ala. I returned to be College Pastor 
at Talladega. While I was there 
Mrs. Wilson, and Rev. E. P. Wilson, 
her husband, visited Mrs. Prye, their 
cousin at Anniston, Ala. and extendi 
ed their journey down to Talladega 
to see me whom their former Sunday 
School had helped to educate, at the 
school to which the student aid had 
been sent. 

It looks as if interest in Spencer 
Snell had brought the Pryes of the 
North and the Pryes of the South 
closer together. Both had been in- 
terested in and helping me without 
either knowing that the other was 
doing the same thing. 

My mind has been going over cer- 
tain events on which it likes to 
dwell. I recall how I was taken to 
the plantation of Mr. Prye where 
after years, when no longer a slave 
boy, I met the young man who 
taught me the alphabet and told 
me where I could go to school. I 
remember that of all the boys and 
girls who were on the plantation 
with me I am the only one that left 
there and went in search of an edu- 
cation. The others remained there 
in ignorance and degradation; some 
of the boys became gamblers and 
criminals. I can never forget how 
this Southern wife of our former 
master helped my mother and my- 



self with the correspondence^ while 
the BVyes of the North without 
knowledge of this were helping with 
my education at Talladega College. 
I love to meditate on the vision of a 
new world that burst upon me 
through letters as I took my place 
first in the night school and then in 
tho day school. It is a pleasure for 
me to think that I endeavored to 
render faithful service as minister in 
the Congregational churches in 
Louisville, Ky. and Birmingham, 
Ala., and tliat my life was enriched 
by a pastorate of ten years at Talla- 
dega College where my auditors 
were the resident people, the stud- 
ent body and the teachers and facul- 
ty, among whom were President H. 
S. DePorest and Dr. Q. W. Andrews 
both of whom had been my teachers 
and whose words and deeds were 
abundantly helpful and whose ap- 
proval made my ministry easy and 
delightful. It was an experience al- 
ways to be cherished to ' go on a 
speaking tour through the North- 
west for several weeks in 1896. 
When I think of the delightful part 
of four winters which took me into 
every one of the New England states 
and New York and New Jersey, 
speaking for the A. M. A. with the 
kindly assistance and direction of 
the A. M. A. office in Boston, which 
gave me opportunity to see the cul- 
tured people in their beautiful 
churches* and homes, I count it 
among the greatest privileges of my 
life. I have now been for twelve 
years pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Mobile where I be- 
gan my christian life and in the A. 

Let me say "over my own signatare" 
that daring aU these years since Mr. 
SneU began his ministry he has been one 

M. A. school my education. I am 
now walking the same streets to do 
pastoral work that I once walked as 
a rag picker, begging them or buy- 
ing them to sell at a little profit and 
eating biscuits from the bakery as I 
walked and peddled. I think of all 
these things. ''There is a divinity 
that shapes our ends.'* I wonder if 
the mysterious working of Provi- 
dence did not have something to do 
with it in relation to me when 
Qeorge Washington Frye left Maine 
and came to Alabama, which result- 
ed in there being a Frye's planta- 
tion, to which I was carried, to final- 
ly meet a man who uncovered to me 
letters, showed me their meaning 
and prepared the way for all that 
has followed in my life. "Qod moves 
in a mysterious way." 


In a letter Pastor SneU writes, **U it 
is not contrary to the poUcy of the A. 
M. A. I wish you would kindly say over 
your own signature that the duirch oC 
which I am pastor was badly damaged 
by a terrible storm la^t July and before 
we could make permanent repairs a sec- 
ond storm came in October, two withJu 
four months. The parsonage was also 
damaged badly. It wiU require |250 to 
repair the two buildings and put them in 
a decent condition. 

We people in the far South have had 
much to contend with this year in the 
way of storms and Mobile has had her 
full share of winds and disasters. The 
storms which visited us not only de- 
stroyed churches and all kinds of houses 
and trees but also swept the earth and 
destroyed farms and gardens. 

Could you express the hope that this 
article in the American Missionary 
might come under the eye of people who 
will give to this cause? I hope so." 

of the most faithful and useful pastors in 
the churches under the auspices of the 
American Missionary Association: wor- 



thy of all esteem, and of the confidence will bring tli« help which he and his 

of all wttfa whom he has had to do. I work richly deserved. 

add my hope to his that his life story A. F. BEARD. 


Albany, Qa., is a central town of the 
country where the Negroes greatly out- 
number the white people. It is a great 
cotton secUon, and the Negro people are 
very necessary factors in cotton grow- 

We have just received a copy of 
the Albany Herald, a thoroughly 
Southern paper in all respects. It 
gives a very illuminating statement 
of Southern conditions. We quote: 

"As a result of a conference held 
here yesterday afternoon between 
leading members of the white and 
colored races, Albany will inaugur- 
ate a campaign to encourage colored 
laborers to stay on the farms of 
Southwest Georgia, where they were 
raised and have lived, and where 
they are wanted and needed. 

The meeting was in the nature of 
an exchange of confidences between 
the members of the two races, and if 
the plans discussed are carried out, 
they are bound to result in a better 
understanding between the races 
and in a betterment of conditions 
surrounding the average Negro la- 

The President of the Chamber of 
Commerce called the meeting to or- 
der, and explained the purpose of 
the meeting, and certain Negro lead- 
ers were called upon to express their 

Charlie Macarthy was called, and 
stated that the majority going from 
the neighboring counties are leaving 
because they feel that their lives are 
not safe. They live in fear at all 
times. Some of the Negroes feel 
that the better element of the white 

people have lost control of the law- 
less element, and they went to go 
out while there is still life left in 
their bodies. He knew one Negro 
who made $500.00 this year who 
lived near the scene of a recent 
lynching. He left because he said 
he and his family could not rest at 
night for fear of a mob. 

Satterwhite stated that there was 
great unrest among the Negroes. He 
talked to one who sold his place for 
abotu one-third of its value, and left 
because he and his family could not 
sleep at night for fear of a mob. He 
said if the better class of white peo- 
ple would assure the Negroes protec- 
tion it would stop the exodus to an 

Others spoke on the same lines, 
and the Herald continues: "It Avas 
the sense of the meeting that Albany 
go on record as standing behind the 
Negroes as long as they are in the 
right, and that they will be assured 
protection of life and property so 
long as they do not join the lawless 
element. The leading white and col- 
ored people in these counties will be 
asked to join in the movement to as- 
sure the Negro protection and to 
make him understand that the white 
people want him to stay here, and 
that they need him. 

The editorial comment upon this 
conference is in part, as follows: 

"A movement intended to reas- 
sure the colored people of this sec- 
tion—to make them understand that 
they are still wanted, and that they 
will, as long as they conduct them- 



selves properly, have the friendship 
and support of the best classes of 
white citizens — was launched in Al- 
bany yesterday. Other communities 
are to be urged to take similar ac- 

Ck>od Negro Oitizens Are Entitled 
to Protection and Oo-operation From 
¥^te Citizens. 

This big fact stands forth out of 
the present widespread xinrest among 
the Negroes of this section. It is a 
fact that cannot be disposed of by 
ignoring it. Do the thoughtful white 
people of this section realize why 
such large numbers of Negroes (for 
in the aggregate the number is 
large) are willing to leave the farms 
on which they have led contented 
lives, had enough to eat and wear 
and peaceful if humble homes in 
which to dwell t 

The truth of the matter was 
brought out very* clearly yesterday 
afternoon at a conference in the of- 
fice of the Albany Chamber of Com- 
merce between representative white 
citizens of Albany and broad-minded 
negroes who represent the best citi- 
zenship as well as the highest intel- 
ligence of their race in this section. 

What developed at that confer- 
ence was not surprising to the white 
men present. It may or may not be 
surprising to some others. 

The Plain Truth of This Exodus 
of Negroes From Southwest Georgia 
is Simply This: These People Are 
Afraid to Remain! 

They are willing to believe that 
they are going to be driven out of 
the stato, and that those who refuse 
to go will be dealt with as criminals, 
simply because so many of their 
number have been put to death 
without due process of law, because 

they feel that they have been the 
victims of unfair discrimination, and 
because no white man has ever been 
punished in (Georgia for helping to 
lynch a negro. 

There have been lynchings that 
were to some extent defensible, but 
there have been scores of lynchings 
in Georgia — some of recent occur- 
rence in this i>art of the state — 
that were wholly indefensible. 

Leaders of the negro race are us- 
ing their influence to induce their 
people to remain where they are. 
They believe that the negro's best 
opportunity is in the South. 

But they do not attempt to con- 
ceal the fact that lawless outbreaks 
that have gone unrebuked by the 
law have brought negroes living in 
many counties in this part of the 
state to a condition of dread that is 

A negro farmer who had sold his 
little place for less than half its 
value and was on a train bound for 
New Jersey a few days ago made 
this statement to a negro leader who 
made the trip as far as Atlanta in 
the same coach, for the purpose of 
ascertaining if possible the state of 
mind of those who are leaving the 
state in such numbers: "I didn't 
want to go," the negro farmer said, 
**but my wife and daughter simply 
made me sell out and leave. They 
couldn't sleep at night. I couldn't 
either. If an automobile stopped 
near our house at night, or if some- 
body hailed at the front gate, my lit- 
tle girl would* begin to cry and want 
to know if the white men were going 
to kill us. That's why I'm going to 
New Jersey, and why so many others 
are going." 

That is the point of view of hun- 



dreds who have gone cuid hundreds 
of others who are planning to go. 

Southwest Georgia is reaping the 
fruits of the unrebuked lawlessness 
of a class of white men who are not 
representative of the best white cit- 

It is for the white citizens of 
Southwest Georgia to assure the 
negro that he will be protected and 
fairly treated. 

And then it will be for the white 
citizens of the section to make the 
assurance good. 

The fruits of lawlessness are AL- 
WAYS bitter. 

The truth is coming home in a 
way few of us anticipated, and it is 
time for the best white citizens to 
rise up and see that the law is not 

All that the negroes need to make 
them satisfied to remain where they 
are is to be assured thai they will 
be protected. 

That protection must come from 
the best class of white citizens. 

Will it be given t 

The Herald believes it will. 



In view ot the lyncbing habit in the 
South many University professors and 
educators nearly a year ago madd a 
strong appeal — ^under their own names — 
in behalf of a public opinion that would 
put an end to this murderous businee.i. 
This appeal was published at the time 
in the American Missionary with our 
grateful appreciation. 

This Is now followed by a second open 
letter — a most christian endeavor — from 
the same '*University Commission on 
Southern Race Questions" to the College 
Men of the South as follows : 

In its first open letter to college 
men of the South, issued at the be- 
ginning of the present year, the Uni- 
versity Commission urged them to 
unite their efforts with those of the 
press, the pulpit, the bar, the of- 
ficers of the law, and all other agen- 
cies laboring for the elimination of 
the monster evil of mob violence. 
These agencies have labored dili- 
gently and with substantial results 
as is indicated by the decrease of 
the average annual number of lynch- 
ings from 171 for the decade 1886- 
1895 to 70 for the decade 1906-1915. 

Nevertheless the Commission wishes 
to reiterate its appeal with renewed 
emphasis, knowing that the eradica- 
tion of so virulent a social disease 
as the lynching mania can be effect- 
ed only by the prolonged and vigor- 
ous efforts of sane and patriotic citi- 

In this letter the Commission 
wishes to direct the attention of the 
college men to the educational aspect 
of the race question, inasmuch as 
the solution of all human problems 
ultimately rests upon rigl)tly-direct- 
ed education, in its last analysis ed- 
ucation simply means bringing forth 
all the native capacities of the indi- 
vidual for the benefit both of him- 
self and of society. It is axiomatic 
that a developed plant, animal or 
man is far more valuable to society 
than the undeveloped. It is likewise 
obvious that ignorance is the most 
fruitful source of human ills. Fur- 
thermore it is as true in a social as 
in a physical sense that a chain is no 
stronger than its weakest link. The 



good results thus far obtained, as 
shown by the Negro's progress with- 
in recent years, prompt the Commis- 
sion to urge the extension of his 
educational opportunities. 

The inadequate provision for the 
education of the Negro is more than 
an injustice to him; it is an injury 
to the white man. The South cannot 
realize its destiny if one-third of its 
population is undeveloped and inef- 
ficient. For our common welfare we 
must strive to cure disease wher- 
ever we find it, strengthen what- 
ever is weak, and develop all that is 
undeveloped. The initial steps for 
increasing the efficiency and useful- 
ness of the Negro race must neces- 
sarily be taken in the schoolroom. 
Here can be no denying that more 
and better schools with better- 
trained and better-paid teachers, 
more adequate supervision and long- 
er terms are needed for the blacks as 
weU as the whites. The Negro 
schools are, of course, parts of the 
school systems of their respective 
States, and as such share in the 
progress and prosperity of their 
State systems. Our appeal is for a 

larger share for the Negro, on the 
ground of the common welfare and 
common justice. He is the weakest 
link in our civilization and our wel- 
fare is indissolubly bound up with 

Many means are open to the col- 
lege men of the South for arousing 
greater public interest in this matter 
and for promoting a more vigorous 
public effort to this end. A right 
attitude in this as in all other im- 
portant public questions is a condi- 
tion precedent to success. For this 
reason the Commission addresses to 
Southern college men this special 

We rejoice in this second appeal by 
Southern educators to the CoUege Men 
of the South. In the words of the Out- 
look we rejoice in the clear vision and 
splendid courage of those who are seek- 
ing to lead the way into a new order 
and bespeak for them the encouragement 
and help of all true citizens throughout 
the country. It is the business of every 
true American citizen to speak out frank- 
ly and fearlessly against the menacing 
evil which is perpetuating a govemmont 
not by the law of Qod or man but by the 
hateful murderous passion of the mob. 

On July 27, 1916, there was in- 
troduced in the House of Represen- 
tatives at Washington a bill known 
as H. R. 17183, which provided that 
there should be no enlistment or re- 
enlistment of the Military service of 
the United States, either in the 
army or navy, of any person of 
the Negro or colored race. The 
Representative responsible for 
the bill to exclude Negroes from 
the army and navy was Thaddrn^ H. 
Caraway of the First Arkansas dis- 
trict. On the day Ifr. Caraway in- 
troduced H. R. 17183 ho also intro- 

duced bills authorizing the Secre- 
tary of War to deliver to each of the 
cities of Marianna, Paragoud, For- 
rest City, Waynne and Helena, Ar- 
kansas, two condemned bronze or 
brass cannon "with their carriages 
and suitable outfit of cannon balls." 

The only way to insure the Negro 
against injustice is to remove the 
most effective defence of injustice, 
discriminatory disfranchisement. The 
Negro does not object to impartial 
disfranchisement, incident upon a 
failure to meet preaoribed and at- 



tamable qualifications; the white 
man may prescribe a college educa- 
tion, if he deem it reasonable and 
make it impartial. Besides, the 
white population outnumbers the 
Negro population ten to one, and ac- 
cording to the census it is outgrow- 
ing the Negro population by immi- 
gration and natural increase; so 
that the statesman does not have to 
look out for "white supremacy," the 
history of three hundred years has 
already looked out for that. What 
the statesman does need to look out 
for is justice to the Negro and the 
avoidance of national moral degen- 
eration because of injustice to the 
Negro. Impartial suffrage cannot 
mean '* black supremacy" in Amer- 
ica, but would mean healthier self- 
government by giving the Negro 
here and there a better chance to 
speak for himself and locally to de- 
fend his nearest and dearest inter- 

— S. Western Christian Advocate. 

Fellow citizens who are guaran- 
teed the franchise by the con- 
stitution of the United States are 
disfranchised by the several states, 
may find it of interest to re- 
call the original signification of the 
"franchise" and the transmigration 
of thought in its present use. We 
know that France owes its name to 
the Teuton Franks who conquered 
Gaul, and remaining in the land 
gave their name to the native Celts. 
These two races united, and the 
Celts when they came under common 
laws and liberties were "en-fran- 
chised." It is curious just now when 
this atrocious war of the Teutons is 
raging against the Franks of today, 
to observe that the franchise which 
now means a citizen's privilege as a 
free man had its birth in a racial 
conquest which robbed a people of 
their race, their freedom and their 


Mrs. Annie Baker Riggs, widow 
of Rev. Dr. Steven R. Riggs, and 
for forty years a resident of Beloit, 
Wisconsin, died September 24th at 
the advanced age of eighty-one 
years. Previous to her marriage to 
Dr. Riggs she was for five years a 
missionary among the Dakotas and 
for five years was engaged in mis- 
sionary work among the colored peo- 
ple at Marion and Montgomery, Ala- 
bama. Very few of the pioneers of 
these early days are left. May the 
memories of their lives and achieve- 
ments stimulate the younger genera- 
tion to a like devotiQn to tbp work 
still to be done. 

Miss Jane Hardy died at her home 
in Shelburne Centre, New York, Oc- 
tober 6th, at the age of seventy-eight 
years and eight months. When the 
Civil War was over she heard the 
call for teachers of the Negro peo- 
ple and went to Savannah to teach 
under the American Missionary As- 
sociation and continued in the work 
at different stations for eighteen 
years until her health gave out. She 
was a woman of faith and prayer, 
and her memory will be cherished by 
those who recall her work and by all 
who knew her. 



Irring ۥ Gaylord, Treatnrer 

996 90Ie» 

We give below a comparative statement of the receipts for November 
and for the two months of the fiscal year, to November 30th. 








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Y. P. S. 
C. E. 







7,959 88 

$ 489.65 


$ 74.43 


S 12,340.90 

$ 5,728.04 




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S.966 89 

for Regular Appropriatioiis x 






$ 663.42 






S 3,183.36 

295 67 

OtWl Y. P. S. 
Soef. c. B. 





S 65.90 $ 17,856.64 $1,69175 




19.86 649.86 


$ 19.650.89 






$8,616.19 $28,166.68 
7,664.82] 26,646.91 



Dedgnated by Contributors for Special Objects, Outside of Regular 





Y. P. S. 
C. E. 








191A. .... 

$ 469.80 

$ 816.92 

$ 474.50 
274 80 



$ 33.50 

$ 1424.22 

$ 4.800.49 


$ 6,224.71 

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$ 28,165.68 


$ 25,646.91 

$ 84,890.29 $ 29,560.74 


$ 2,618.67 

$ 4,839.56 

yi give and bequeath the sum of dollars to "The American Missionary Asso- 

olatlon, incorporated by act of the Legislature of the State of New York." The will 
should be attested by three witnesses. 

Anticipated bequests are received on the Conditional Gift plan; the Association 
asreeinff to pay an annual sura in semi-annual payments during the life of tha donor 
or othsF desfffnated person. For information, write The American Missionary Assoela- 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Charles E. Burton, D.D., General Secretary; Herman F. Swartx, D.D., Secretary of 
Missions; Rev. William S. Beard, Assistant Secretary; Charles H. Baker, Treasurer; 
Miss Miriam L. Woodberry, Secretary Woman's Department, 

Especial interest will attach to the February number of this magazine, 
which, under the editorship of Rev. J. H. Heald, D.D., will be devoted to an 
exploitation of home missions in the greal south -estem section of oar land. 
The interest which of late has been associated with the Border will make 
this issue of paramount importance. 

* * « 

Send for our five latest leaflets: "The Anthracite Miner and His En- 
vironment," by Rev. David Jones; "Our Samaria — New Mexico," by Rev. J. 
H. Heald, D.D. ; "Seis Pastores Espafioles," by Miss Miriam L. Woodberry; 
"Campaigning in the Florida Everglades," by Rev. George B. Waldron; and 
"Conditional Gifts," which is-from the pen of General Secretary Burton. 

* * * 

Shortly after this number of the magazine is issued, the representatives 
of this Society will be meeting with the representatives of the other benevo- 
lent Societies in conference at the midwinter meeting, to be held in Chicago, 
January 21 to 25. The oflficialn of these Societies earnestly ask the prayers 
of the churches to the end that they may be wisely guided in the important 
matters upon which they will be called to f^ass. 

* * * 

Not only the children, but the grown folk have come to love the "Here 
and There Stories," issued under the capable editorship of Miss Edith Scam- 
man and Miss Mary Preston. Particular attention is directed to the story 
entitled "Jim's Christmas Gift," which forms the December number of the 
series. This is a home missionary story of life in the mining section of Penn- 
sylvania. It is thoroughly a boy's story and will grip the hearts of people 
of all ages. Single copies may be secured, either by addressing Miss Marion 
Barlow, 704 Congregational House, Boston, Mass., or by writing to this of- 
fice. The price is three cents each. 

t t ^ 

The Congregational Home Missionary Society will make its approach to 
the Congregational Sunday-schools of the country during the month of Jan- 
uary. A most interesting Sunday-school service has been prepared by Miss 
Woodberry. It is entitled "Little People of the Prairie," and copies of 
this exercise will be provided for any school agreeing to make an offering 
for the Society. The service is brief, requiring only twenty-five or thirty 
minutes for its performance. An illustrated story will be furnished free of 
charge, one copy for each pupil. Sod house mite boxes will also be sup- 
plied. Place your order for these early. The offerings are to be devoted 
to the work of Rev. Theodore Jorgensen, who is preacher and teacher under 
the commission of this Society at Sorum, South Dakota. 


By Mra. Chmrles W. Shelton, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

EVERY immigrant mother who 
walks down the gangplank of 
an ocean liner and sets foot 
on Ellis Island, with a great hope 
and a great faith in this free land, 
brings with her a bouquet of little 
human flowers, budding Americans, 
from the north or south of Europe, 
foil of unbounded promise. And 
these children hold New York in the 
hollow of their bands, and reaching 
out over the entire country, grasp 
its interests and its future with a 
grip that never lets go. 

Undernormal conditions they come 
by thousands daily. They scatter 


end become a part of our population 
to be reckoned with in aU political, 
economical, social, and religious de- 
partments of onr organized life. 
Money appropriations, counted in 

millions, are made by the city of 
Mew York to meet some of this reck- 
oning, not only for the good of those 
who come to us, but for the good 
and safety of those who are here, 
and for the safeguarding of our in- 

We of the city look on these chil- 
dren with varying emotions. We talk 
altruism, good citizenship, great op- 
portunities, and we say, "You have 
come to Qod's country full of ideals. 
Now share our blessings freely and 
do as we do." But back of our 
greeting lie glorious visions of cheap 
labor, of quick wealth, of consumers 
of our manufactures, of votes. So 
we turn them loose to hunt for 
homes, and we wait for them to grow 

These little foreigners are self-re- 
liant from birth. They sense the 
need of self-preservation as soon as 
they can walk. There is no time for 
coddling babies in an East Side 
borne, and they go out to shift for 
themselves while mother works. 
Out among thS horses and motors 
they go, and they avoid them with 
the samb dexterity which helps them 
evade the eye of the policeman. If 
they are hunsrj-, the garbage can on 
the curb offers food, tind like the 
ancient manna in the wilderness, it 
is to be had for the taking. Their 
infant palates are not discriminating 
or pampered. Beer dregs are good, 
of course, for "Father drinks beer." 
They learn human nature, for they 
are always on the alert to read it. 
Like dogs, they know the good from 
the bad. They develop quickly, 
with an astounding precociousness, 
growing like weeds in any sort of 
soil. When only large enough to be 
still "in arms," they toddle out on 
the street with bundles of papers 
and do business, grappling with the 
machinery of the great city, count- 
ing their pennies accurately, shout- 
ing into the public ear the affairs 
of the world, its horrors and trage- 


dies, with vocal chords strained, but for nothing" becomes the ambition, 
with intense and concentrated effort, The hoy had mingled too long with 
and with bright eyes fixed, not on a society ran wild. He has listened 
the crowds they jostle, but on that to naloon ideals, haa stood about with 
future of which father and mother the idle, and has learned that the 
talk all the time, when their pockets way to become rich is "to do" some 

one, and if he 
leama "to do" 
some one in a 
small way, he will 
soon learn a large 
way, and a world 
of possibilitieu is 
opened to him. 
The very thought 
oE the blackness 
of it makes him 
bang his head and 
avoid the public 
eye. Yellow jour- 
nals are his litera- 
ture and forbid- 
den games his rec- 
reation. And so 
are evolved our 
loafers, our "agi- 
tators," some of 
our middlemen, 
our city politi- 
cians, and our 

The masses of 
men in New York 
Gity are those 
who grow up, not 
those who are 
brought up. Yet 
they become vot- 
ers, and in their 
hands lie our 
deepest interests. 
They are foreign 
— foreign in their 
natures, tJieir in- 
heritance, their 
method of work. 
Their idea of free- 
dom is license. They know nothing 
of the principles upon which our 

shall bulge with 
money and they 
shall be rich. 

The energy of 
the little newsboy 
is abnormal. 
Some t i nies wo 
watch liira. How 
manly he is ! What 
promise he shows 1 
What strength, 
what material for 
mature ability ! 
What a citizen be 
will make, with 
all that alertness 
and concentration ! 
(What is the mat- 
ter with our little 
American boys, 
that they require 
so many more 
years to get start- 

Still we watch, 
and our little 
newsboy contin- 
ues to develop 
rapidly and stead- 
ily. Up to the age 
of fourteen or 
thereabouts, the 
brightness holds 
good. He goes on 
and on. He suc- 
ceeds. He feels a 
sense of power. 
He owns the city. 
But then comes a 
change. Develop- 
ment stops. The 
growth, so abnormally quick, has ex- 
hausted itself. There are no roots; 

everything has gone to "top." The government is founded. From the 
vigor is lost. The virile traits crushing limitations of their native 
change character, and the brain lands, they have thrown themselves 
grows sluggish. Craftiness follows into a grand race for the prizes in- 
straight-forwardness. "Something separable from the opportunities of 




a democratic country. They are in- 
dividualists, seeking individual ends. 
Qirls have less chance at the 
start than boys, for they are invar- 
iably ' ' little mothers, ' ' and are 
bowed down and saddened when 
they should be care-free and happy. 
Perhaps their mental growth is more 
healthy because it is slower. Their 
ambitions are feminine. Clothes 
and "smartness" and a good time 
make up their dreams, and through 

dren. Though they are bom separ. 
ate and weighty problems, they are 
workable problems. We put them 
into our splendid schools. We care- 
fully watch their little bodies. We 
care for their teethj their throats, 
their eyes, and their muscles, that 
our future city may be peopled by 
men and women of normal health. 
We furnish children's courts for 
embryo criminals, presided over by 
kindly judges and ministered to by 
probation officers, in order that 


must wurK, rainer auu uiomur 
are away most of the time, and 
the children drift. Home disci- 
plise is of one kind only, the kind 
that is effective in strengthening 
lung power and fostering quickness 
of mind and body. It also tends to 
produce such traits of character as 
slyness, deceit, and cunning. The 
important matter of individual mod- 
esty is impossible in the crowded 
tenement. Cleanliness, too, is al- 
most an impossibility. 

Parents are disillusioned soon aft- 
er reaching this country. They be- 
come embittered. .They are plodders 
without interest. We can do little 
for them. Our hope is in the cbil- 


them. But here the city stops. It is 
afraid to touch the soul of the child 
through public backing or municipal 

And so the church steps in with its 
limited resources and tries to supple- 
ment all other work with its Christ- 
given ideals, that the child may 
know it has a soul and what that 
soul is worth. The child of foreign 
lineage will be a great asset to this 
country, if only he is gotten hold 
of at the threshold and receives the 
proper guidance until he learns the 
meaning of our civilization. 




By Mrs. Theodore Jorgenten, Sorum, S. D. 

WHEN Mr. Jorgensen and I 
landed in this country 
about a year and a half 
ago, it was drizzling and the gumbo 
mud was slippery and very sticky. 
He ran the Ford up to the front door 
of the girls' dormitory, a bare, 
weather-beaten building, an old 
store whose front told of its humble 
origin, and turned the fore wheels 
in as far as he dared, so that his 
family might climb out on the steps 
and run in out of the rain. The 
family consisted of his wife and five 
children, a bucket of gold fish, no 
worse for their six-hundred-mile 
journey across country in a car, and 
a very small Scotch collie pup, who, 
alas, had spent the greater part of 
the trip in a state of oar sickness be- 
yond human powers of description. 

The front door of the dormitory 
was locked, and we had to troop 
down through a side door int(\ the 
basement. Here I received my first 
impression of Thrall Academy. The 
dining room was large, with cement 
walls and floor, and there was a 
small kitchen. Within two months we 
expected to take care of from 20 to 
30 students. And what a place ! Mud 
all over the floor where it had rained 
in or been tracked in; no shades or 
curtains at the mud-spattered win- 
dows. In the dining room there was 
a long, rough pine table, rudely 
constructed. There were two 
benches to match, without backs and 
none too solid on their legs. In the 
kitchen we found a rusty old stove, 
a few roughly-built shelves, a small 
cupboard, a work table built of lum- 
ber, about a dozen misflt cups and 
plates, a half dozen pots and pans, 
and a worn-out broom. No kitchen 
range, no lamps, no chairs, no laun- 
dry articles — not so much as a kitch- 
en dipper. 

Upstairs we went, and I must con- 
fess that the higher we went the 
lower my heart sank. No curtains, 
no floor covering, no furniture any- 

where, except an iron bedstead and 
three chairs left by the former set of 
students. How was it possible, I 
thought, to ever make a comfortable 
eating establishment and girls' dor- 
mitory out of the place. The walls 
were unfinished, except in the two 
front rooms on the first floor, and 
there were places around the win- 
dows where I could nearly thrust my 
fingers out of doors. Was the other 
building — the school building — ^like 
this, I asked. Mr. Jorgensen smiled 
grimly. "Worse," he said, "well 
go out and see it after awhile." 

I could not see that it was any 
worse, but neither was it any better. 
And when we inquired as to possible 
resources, we found that there was 
no money with which to buy any- 
thing, and there was no lumber lying 
around with which to build anything 
better. The recitation rooms had no 
seats or desks or tables. There were 
no blackboards, except a square yard 
of black oilcloth in each room. In 
the main room there were two old 
store counters and a couple of long 
benches. Three rusty, broken stoves 
and a piano, out of tune, but other- 
wise promising, made up the remain- 
ing quota of school equipment. Be- 
sides the two large buildings, we 
found a horse shed, a small coal 
house, and a well. 

In buildings like this, then, we 
must camp, with such bedding and 
utensils as we had brought in our 
car, until our household goods ar- 
rived at Hettinger and could be 
brought the fifty-five miles by wagon 
freight. When they came, they had 
been through three heavy rains with- 
out covering, and we began the dis- 
heartening task of drying out bed- 
ding and rugs, and* moving in furni- 
ture whose glue had sprung at every 
joint and whose varnish was gone 
but not forgotten. 

But we were here. The country 
was lovely, and after the rains stop- 
ped, the air was fine. We got 


acquainted with the large family of where, and wallboard should be pat 
prairie dogs in the front yard, ex- on the rough walls, if we could man- 
plored the bare section of land that age to get hold of any money, 
belonged to the Academy, sent for What we actually accomplished 
our chickens, bought us a cow, took before school opened was little 
two threc-day-old pigs to raise by enough, but when we oonsideved 
hand, watched the ever-changing that we had not had one cent to 
beauty of the Slim Buttes, fifteen work with, we congratulated onr- 
miles away to the west, accepted two selves. We sent a request to the 
small kittens from a benevolent church at Onawa for a barrel of 
neighbor, went seventeen miles to a dishes — any dishes [Iiat we could 
meeting of the Ladies' Aid in order set a table with. They sent as new 
to get acquainted with our people, dishes, enough to set tables for forty- 
eight people. The 
church at Sioux Falls 
wrote asking what 
they could do. We 
told thern what we 
needed, and received 
a shipment of furni- 
ture and rugs and 
kitchen articles. We 
bought a range for 
the kitchen with our 
own money, intending 
to get it back later if 
there was any. I 
filled in as seemed to 
be necessary from my 
own supply, for it 
turned out that I had 
more than there was 
room for in my house. 
When the school 
opened, we had no 
cook, owing to the fact 
that the one we had 
hired at the munifi- 


a week backed out at 

and shortly felt that we were a part the last minute. I can't say that I 

of the country. blamed her. We had no matron. 

The next two months were busy We owed the old matron a large part 

ones. We must buy a shack and of her year's salary and we did not 

move it on the place before school wish to pile new obligations on old 

began. Otherwise we would have no debts. We laid in a small supply of 

place to live, for the school build- groceries on our own account. I as- 

ings are too small for the students sumed the duties of cook, matron, 

alone, without a large and thriving teacher, and preacher, as well as 

family like ours. The store count- those which go with the care of five 

ers must be taken to pieces and built children, three gold, two kit- 

into a study table and more benches, tens, a puppy, and two pigs. Mr. 

Some kind of a dining room and Jorgtfnsen took up the task of teach- 

kitchen outfit mnat be found some- ing five days a week, foraging on 



Saturdays, and preaching at seven 
widely-separated points on Sunday. 
The other two teachers arrived, the 
students came with beds and bed- 
ding, and school began. 

As I look back, it seems almost 
amazing that things went so well. 
Such times as we had doing the 
things that must be done and put- 
ting all the rest off until to-morrow. 
By and by, we found a cook, who is 
with us yet, a good, faithful Norwe- 
gian woman, who never fails to get 
three wholesome, simple, inexpen- 
sive meals on the table in good time 
every day. We still lack a matron 
because we can not pay her. If 
some one with means were to ask me 
what could be done for Thrall Acad- 
emy that would most help to form 
the character of the students, I 
would say without a moment's hes- 
itation: "Send me a good, whole- 
souled, motherly woman to be a sec- 
ond mother to all these students, 
away from home for the first time, 
often homesick and lonely, in need 
of advice and training, and helpless 
without some one to oversee their 
daily living." 

Aside from the matter of a ma- 
tron, the personnel of the school is 
fairly complete. Mr. Jorgensen aud 
I happen to have studied along dif- 
ferent lines, he in languages and I 
in English. We have Miss Jamison 
for the music and Latin, and Mr. 
Ward, the youngest son of Joseph 
Ward, founder of Yankton College, 
has the mathematics and science 

Let me sum up just what was ac- 
complished that first year. It looks 
small enough, perhaps, but to us 
who felt the full weight of the bur- 
den, it seemed well worth getting 
done. We never could have accom- 
plished anything but for the help 
from outside. The people around 
gave as they could of what they had. 
They sent in vegetables throughout 
the year, so we bought almost noth- 
ing of that kind. They moved our 
house, and in the spring they came 
and plowed and planted twenty 

acres of the Academy quarter sec- 
tion. Then we had a grant from 
the Education Society to help pay 
salaries. And one by one, now here 
and now there, now a church and 
now an individual, sent such help as 
they could in the way of boxes of 
books, bedding, lamps, rugs, an oc- 
casional gift of money,, or a bundle 
of magazines. In this way we re- 
ceived a large stove for the assembly 
room, and lately, a reservoir for the 
kitchen range, and fifty new school 
desks — this last a gift from the 
church at Mitchell — a pump for the 
well, several barrels of canned fruit, 
and so on. 

All this taken together has made 
it possible to bring the school to a 
point where it may be said to be in 
running order. Not that we have 
got a good start, but we are getting 
things done that were in the minds 
of the men who founded the Acad- 
emy. They saw arouiid them a 
great country rapidly filling up with 
people — all sorts of people, good and 
bad, religious and irreligious, law- 
abiding and law-breaking, rich and 
poor, foreign and native — ^11 coming 
here to build homes and develop a 
community life out of the materials 
they found at hand. They found no 
churches and no schools other than 
the country schools. At what is near- 
ly the center of this rapidly-develop- 
ing country, a few earnest men set 
themselves the task of planting a 
Congregational school and making 
it the center of a widening circle of 
Christian influence. From the first, 
the financial problem has been al- 
most the only trying phase of the 
work. Good teachers can be found 
for a really worth-while job. Stu- 
dents can be had in larger numbers 
than we can take care of them. The 
cost of food in this country is as low 
as in any place of which I have 
knowledge. But the question of com- 
fortable buildings and adequate 
school equipment, and the subject of 
developing our Academy farm so as 
to make it possible to give work to 
the number of students who could 



attend if they had work — these must 
all wait until we get money for them. 
This money we can not expect to re- 
ceive from the people here for years 
to come. Most of them are begin- 
ners, plowing thir land, putting up 
small temporary buildings, and un- 
able, many of them, to pay even the 
yearly expenses of their children at 
the Academy. And we keep the ex- 
penses of a student down to less than 
one hundred dollars a year. The 
people are interested in the Acad- 
emy, and are eager for an educa- 
tion. They beg for a chance to earn 
their way, but they have no money 
to give. They come in ever-increas- 
ing numbers, earnest, high-spirited 
young people. Every nook and cran- 
ny is filled with them. The last girl 
who came found a bed only because 
two of the older students offered to 
let her sleep with them, three in a 
bed, five in a room. We must refuse 
any further students until we can 
somehow manage to get more build- 
ings. Where we shall get them we 
do not know — we who can not af- 
ford wallboard to keep the terrible 
winds out of the shells we call dor- 
mitories. We pay our grocery bills 
by dint of careful management. Coal 
bills can be met, though we are fer- 
vently hoping for a less severe win- 
ter than we had last year. Teachers' 
salaries can be kept somewhere 
within bounds if the teachers will be 
satisfied with that. But when this is 
done, we come up squarely against 
a stone wall. We must have build- 
ings, and we must have them at 
once. We must have farm machinery 
and farm animals. The things we 
must have within a year, if the work 
is not to be crippled and perhaps 
fail altogether, will cost ten thous- 
and dollars. There is not one-tenth 
of that in sight, other than money 
which we must use for actual run- 
ning expenses. The churches of 
South Dakota have awakened to 
their great responsibility and sent 
the money that helped us through 
last year. But the country is new 
and feels the heavy outlay that 

comes with the developing of schools 
and homes and churches. It rests 
with the larger body of Congrega- 
tionalists to say whether we live or 
die. Death does not scare us partic- 
ularly, for if we die some one else 
will hardly fail to see the need of the 
country and to find success where 
we have failed. We are needed here, 
and that is our main reason for de- 
siring to remain. 

We plan nothing extravagant in 
the way of a school plant, but we 
want to lay foundations broad 
enough to build for the future. We 
want good, comfortable dormitories 
for the probable growth of the next 
ten years, say up to two hundred 
students. We want a good school 
building. We plan bams for twenty 
cows and a farm outfit large enough 
to care for them. We want hogs and 
sheep and cattle to provide meat, 
poultry, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, 
vegetables, and fruits, all produced 
on the place by student labor. We 
need a windmill and a silo and a 
farm tractor and a small gasoline 
engine for grinding feed and cutting 
silage. We dream of such things as 
furnaces and laboratories, a well- 
lighted library, a gymnasium, a man- 
ual training department, a cooking 
school, a business course, a model 
school for our normal students, free 
text-books, a music room and extra 
pianos, a dairy, a laundry room, ar;d, 
how strange but how practical, a 
brick yard, where we can make of 
the native clay, with the native lig- 
nite coal and the students' labor, 
the bricks, thousands and thousands, 
to lay in the walls of solid low-lying 
buildings that will stand against the 
arctic hurricanes and the summer 
heat. These things will not come in 
a day. There was a time when a 
cook stove seemed a future hope. 
We have learned to follow the cus- 
tom of the country and get along as 
best we can with what we have. But 
while this enables us to live comfort- 
ably through what would be morti- 
fying to the average family, it 
doesn't do very well as a working 



policy for running a school. It must knew the need. I am not begging, 

be that God has raised up a man or Whoever heard a messenger of the 

a group of men to provide for this Most High begf This that I have 

ivoi'k. I am sure they are somewhere, written is just to let the people 

ready and eager to help, if they only know. 


By Mlu Miriam L. Woodberry 

THE first time I started on a 
long Western trip, words like 
Northern Wisconsin, Minne- 
sota, Montana, etc., were on the 
schedule, and I kept one page in my 
diary for descriptions of "Wild Ani- 
mals I Have Met." However, I have 
never really seen one outside of the 
Zoo from that day to this, but I did 
see many, many very interesting lit- 
tle cliildren in the parsonages, so in- 
teresting that I can not forget them, 
end they taught me lessons that are 
worth remembering. 

"Somewhere There's Fifty Cents" 

In one mail came a letter, saying 
"If a little boy with a small express 
' cart meets you at the depot, do not 
offer to pay him. He is not there 
for money." He was there, and he 
put a bulky dress suit case into the 
cart, and not only delivered it, but 
appeared the next morning to escort 


both me and my baggage back to 
the depot. While we were waiting 
for the train, he told me of a story 
he had once heard about a woman 

who lived out among the Indians. 
He said he thought the men ought to 
help her more. He tried to think 
what he could do and he de<uded 
that if he carried people's suit cases 
for nothing, it ought to help. When 
I tried to thank him, he said: "Yon 
see, I don't just understand how, 
but if I hadn't come yesterday, you 
would have paid the expressman 
twenty-five cents, and you would 
have given him another twenty-five 
cents to-day. So somewhere in the 
world, 1 don't know where, there is 
fifty cents because I came." 

A Girl's Bravery 

In one of the older and larger 
mining sections of a Western state 
is a burning mine. It waa closed np 
fifteen years ago after a dreadful ac- 
cident, and night and day the fumes 
show that the fires still smoulder. 
At night a soft red light surrounds 
the hill, and in the day time one is 
conscious of a gray haze. Both im- 
part a sense of mystery to the whole 
region. The parsonage is situated 
away from the center of the settle- 
ment, and is approehed by a foot- 
path which brings one very near the 
mine. It called for a little more coar- 
age than I usually have with me to 
take the walk alone, but I managed 
to find a fresh supply, and arrived at 
the house to discover that the family 
consisted of the pastor, his wife, a 
nine-year-old daughter, and a dog. 
When the time came for us to leave 
for the neighborhood appointment, 
the small daughter and the big dog 
were left behind. 

Three days and three nights of 


each week, this little g^rl lives alone 
and goes to school. She takes her 
meals with a neighhor while her 
father and mother are making it poe- 
Bible for reli^ous services to be held 
in two other camps. The dog can 
Tuaally be depended upon to stay 
with her, and he always does unless 
there is a big fight down town. Then 
he can not resist the temptation to 
investigate, and he returns too late 
to be a real comfort. In this way the 
■ little girl never misses school. She 
never locks the doors at night, for 
in case of fire she wants to be able 
to get out quickly. I wondered if 
she was never afraid, and I was in- 
terested when she said, "I am never 
afraid when the dog is with me, but 
when he goes off and the mine bums 
very bright, I sometimes get up and 
Bay 'Now I lay me,' and then go 
back ti> bed again." 

The Girl Who Gave 

This little girl was visiting at El- 
lis Island. It was a busy day. Peo- 
ple were pouring up the stairway, 
and finally one little foreign girl, 
whose mother had a wee baby and 
lots of bundles in her arms, as well 
as an ex-baby pinned to her skirt, he- 
came frightened. She could not see 
her mother in the crowd, and she 
stopped walking and began to 
scream. It was a scream that pene- 
trated every inch of the big room, 
and the next thing we knew a big 
yellow teddy bear came floating 
down from the gallery. One of the 
doctors oaught it, and in another 
second it was in the hands of the lit- 
tle girl who was just arriving. Her 
cries stopped immediately. She did 
not seem to care whether she ever 
again saw her mother. She had never 
dreamed that anything so wonderful 
as that bear could ever be hers. The 
little American girl in the gallery 
will never see her bear again. She 
did not lend him ; she gave him away. 
But because she was willing to pve 
what she had, and give immediate- 
ly, she made a frightened little for- 
eign girl happy, and helped the 

whole force at Ellis Island out of a 

Being a Guest 

I was in a very interesting home 
in Northern Washington, and the 
four-year-old daughter came into the 
parlor to entertain me. She sat up 
very straight in a large chair and 
began, "Don't you think it is pretty 
nice to be invited here to supperl 
We are going to have chicken and 
cold ice cream. I must sit away 


over here because I am going to 
have the wishbone. Elizabeth is go- 
ing to sit beside you. Horace has on 
a really, really clean shirt, and you 
are going to have the embroidered 
towels ttuit came Christmas. After 
that we are all going to use them 
common. When I am five years 
old I am going to have a birthday 
party. I can invite anybody I 
choose. 1 am going to invite Jesus, 
and I do hope He will wear his lit- 
tle crown of light. My brother shot 
a turkey and a rabbit with a gun, 
and the turkey was not cooked when 
he shot him either 



Interpreting the Scriptures 

This scene is laid ia the ranch 
country. It is the Sunday-school 
hour. The lesa&n ia on the widow's 
mite. One little girt turned to her 
neighbor and said: "Yes, the poor 
widow put in everything she had in 
the world — two dear little cunning 
mice." The teacher said: "Oh, no, 
not mice, but mites. Don't you know 
what a mite isf It is something that 
your mother can put in her pocket- 
book." "No, no," the child replied. 
"Our chickens had them, and they 
got on mother's dress, but they did 
not get into her pocketbook. " 
Real Character 

We had spent hours ia an auto, 
and had forgotten in our weariness 
that auto riding could look attrac- 

tive to other people. When we 
stopped at the parsonage to take 
the pastor aboard, two small boys 
about the age of two and four were 
allowed to sit in the car. Every- 
body forgot to tell them that the in- 
vitation was not to ride but only to 
occupy a scat until the machine 
started. When the critical moment 
arrived, we all expected real trou- 
ble. One little lip began to quiver 
and there was the suggestion of one 
tear, when the older brother said : 
"Let's get our horse and watch 
them." So one took his cart, the oth- 
er mounted a wooden horse, and 
they watched us out of sight. For- 
tunately, there was just one film left 
in a kodak, and we caught the pic- 


B7 Eunice B. Tnimbo, ChlcsBo, III. 

*'^^AN you show us a picture of 
§1 Jesus the Christt" It was 
^■"^ Dominick who asked the 
question. Dominick spends his days 
at the Mary Crane Nursery, while 
his mother goes out working in or- 
der to support him and the other lit- 
tle ones in the family. He had at- 
tended our Daily Vacation Bible 
School at Ewing Street. He had 
waited on the steps with seven other 
little boys to ask the teacher who 
told stories every morning if they 
might see where she lived. She in- 
vited them to her flat on the top 
floor, and how they enjoyed looking 
at everything! Rugs on the floor, 
pictures on the wall, and a basket 
of vines at the winow ! It was all 
wonderful, but the strangest thing 
was that she had a bed in which she 
slept all by herself. Wasn't she very 
much afraid? These boys did not 
want to go to the country because 
they had heard that sometimes boys 
had to sleep alone in a room in the 
country. What could be worse t In 
a book in the teacher's bouse was a 

picture of the Knight of the Silver 
Shield, the story of which they had 
heard a few days before. That morn- 
ing they had listened reverently to 
the story of the young man Christ 
Jesus, and that was why Dominick 
asked: "Can you show us the pic- 
ture of Jesus the Christ?" 

It is >a question the children are 
all asking. It is to show them this 
picture that the Chicago City Mis- 
sionary Society supports the Ewing 
Street church. It is not to give them 
a cheap print, such as they, have in 


their homes of the Virgin Mary, but 
a living picture, one of an active man 
who went about doing good, helping 



the discouraged, cheering the down- 
hearted, and saving the ainner from 
his sinB. 

The work at Firman House is pe- 
culiarly and fundamentally Chris- 

ger work of which all this is a part 
is never lost sight of. There is a 
word of devotion at the beginning 
and close of all meetings of the or- 
ganizations. There is nothing in- 


tian. It can dispose with much that 
is necessary at other mission cen- 
ters. For instance, there is no day 
nursery except the morning kinder- 
garten, because its nearest neighbor 
is Mary Crane, conceded to be the 
best day nursery in the world. Just 
around the corner are the head- 
quarters of the Juvenile Protective 
Association, where 
expert help is 
given, or cases of 
delinquent, defec- 
tive, or criminal 
children are 

handled. The Vis- 
iting Nurses and 
the Ass c i a ted 
Charity work of 
all departments 

have headquarters beady for 

at Mary Crane, 
and next to it is Hull House, noted 
among all nationalities for its equip- 
ment for work for foreigners. 

The life at Firman House centers 
around the church and the Sunday- 
school. There are clubs in gymnas- 
tics, in sewing, story telling, and 
music; there are Boy. Scouts and an 
Abraham Lincoln Club, a Mothers' 
Club, and lota of parties, but the big- 

congruous in ending a party with a 
short word of prayer any more than 
in saying good night to one 's hostess, 
for have we not been guests in the 
Father's house? 

Sunday is a busy day, although 
the services do not begin until 2 
o'clock. A number of the workers 
are usually sent elsewhere for the 
morning service 
— the pastor to 
preach, the mu- 
sical director to 
sing, while the 
Sunday - school ■ 
auperi n t e ndent 
conducts another 
mission school 
every Sunday, At 
2 o'clock there is 
AN OHTiNG an Intermediate 

Christian Endeav- 
or, after which comes the Sunday- 
school. The enrollment numbers 
more than 300, with an average 
attendance of two hundred and ten. 
One day last summer it went do^vn 
to ninety-eight, but the day was so 
hot a suburban church would have 
been entirely empty. The interna- 
tional lesson is taught and much 
Scripture is memorized and repeat- 



ed. Teachers, outside of the regular 
staff, come in from other churches, 
especially from the Second Church 
of Oak Park, which is responsible for 
the salaries of all the workers. 

Sunday-school is followed by a 
preaching service, and then there is 
a social hour for the young folks, at 
which a lunch is served in the dining 
room at a cost of ten cents for each 
person. The Senior Christian En- 
deavor Society meets at 7 o'clock. 

Mention has been made of the 
Daily Vacation Bible School, but it 
deserves more than passing mention. 
More than 400 children were en- 

rolled, and there was an average at- 
tendance of half that number. One 
day it was my privilege to take fif- 
teen of the boys to visit Marshall 
Field's big store. It was the first 
view these hatless, coatless little fel- 
lows had had of the great metropolis 
of which they were a part. One of 
them caught sight of a tall building 
which had just been scrubbed, and 
in consequence looked very white 
for Chicago. I shall never forget his 
look of patriotic pride as he pointed 
to it, swallowed hard, and asked if 
'Mt wuz the White House." 

« « « 


By Honorary Secretary J. B. Clark 

THE supreme value of Home 
Missions lies not in the num- 
ber of churches, not in the 
number of communicants, not even 
in the number of its receipts. It is 
possible to pay too much attention 
to these minor values of mere di- 
mension and to miss the larger truth, 
that the real significance of Home 
Missions is to be looked for not in 
the Book of Numbers but in the 
Book of Acts. 

We plant trees for various rea- 
sons. One tree is for its value in 
timber, another for its shade, an- 
other for its grace, and yet an- 
other for its fruits. The home 
missionary tree is a fruit tree, and 
fruits are the true measure of value 
— human fruits — men and women, 
new born, inspired and ripened 
throuj^h the ministry of the church 
to servie and bless the times in which 
they may be called to live ; and little 
men and women, as yet only fruit 
buds, to be gathered closely into the 
sheltering arms of the church, until 
by simple care and simple teaching, 
the divine lessons of faith, hope, 
and love have been woven into char- 
acter that shall some day inspire 
them to noble deeds for their broth- 
er men. 

Here are the crowned values of all 
homo missionary planting and nur- 
ture, and lacking these what else re- 
ally counts? A certain fruit tree, so 
called, that could show nothing but 
leaves was cursed by the Master as 
a cumberer of the ground. 

"Show us your fruits*' is the de- 
mand of the world, and it is a fair 
challenge, though not an easy one to 
meet. For these new-bom men and 
women wear no distinguishing uni- 
form, no badge or button to identify 
them as home missionary products. 
They are leaven, and like all leaven, 
must be hidden in the meal, making 
its presence known in the sweetened 
loaf. But certain admitted facts 
there are of wonderful suggestive 

What does it mean that for a hun- 
dred years our Congregational and 
Presbyterian ministry in the home- 
land and in the foreign field has been 
recruited chiefiy not from prosper- 
ous and suburban churches, but from 
rural districts and country churches 
depleted by continuous removals 
and kept alive by home missionary 
grants. Bearing in mind the admitted 
fact ihat about nine-tenths of all our 
churches are of home missionary or- 
igin, what other conclusion is possi- 




ble than that home missionary 
churches are paying back to their 
stronger brethren in these priceless 
dividends of human fruitage, the 
debt they owe for their support! 

Nor is this ministerial fruitage a 
thing of the past only. The study of 
college and seminary catalogues will 
afford a surprise to discover how 
large a proportion of young men 
and women in courses of higher ed- 
ucation hail from the little country 
towns of New England, decadent in 
wealth, decadent in numbers, but 
showing no decadence in mental 
vigor or noble ambitions. 

A while ago the names of 1,571 
ministers were secured, and by ex- 
tensive correspondence and the help 
of catalogues, 1,087, fully two-thirds 
of the total number, were found to 
have been bom in the smaller towns 
and hamlets of New England. Four 
hill towns in Massachusetts, with an 
Aggregate population of 3,800, have 
contributed ninety ministers to the 
home and foreign service; also a 
goodly number of highly educated 

In one of these towns, more than a 
hundred years ago was born a girl 
whose name may be read to-day 
inscribed in the Temple of Fame on 
University Heights. Her parents 
gave her the hallowed name of Mary. 
One of her earliest memories was of 
climbing the hill every Sunday with 
her mother to attend the missionary 
church. Her first great passion of 
service was kindled by a sermon on 
foreign missions, and she might have 
spent her life in foreign lands had 
not another passion completely ab- 
sorbed her mind. As a teacher in a 
district school, she saw her bright- 
est boys drifting away to college 
and seminary and larger opportuni- 
ties, while her girls, fully as bright, 
and often brighter, after getting a 
smattering of knowledge were 
called back to the kitchen and the 
farm. Her soul took fire with sym- 
I>athy for these girls, and in her 
thoughts began to dawn the beauti- 
ful vision of a college, many colleges. 

for girls. After years of battling 
with prejudice, she saw her dream 
visualized at last in Mt. Holyoke 
Seminary, afterward to be Mt. Hol- 
yoke College, where her spirit still 
reigns. Her pupils, catching her 
ideals, have gone forth to found like 
colleges in Spain, Africa, and Japan ; 
also in several of the United States. 
The soul of Mary Lyon, awakened in 
the humble bill town, is marching 
on, and no limit can be set to the 
broad river of influence that took its 
rise in a little New England spring. 
The late Secretary Moore of Con- 
necticut tells the story of sixty-four 
churches in that state, slowly drained 
of their best blood by cities Bast and 
West until they were forced to dcr 
pend upon missionary help. Their 
aggregate church membership was 
reduced to sixty-four hundred. But 
in their better days, these churches 
contributed four hundred and one 
ministers to the world, and raised 
two hundred and eighty thousand 
dollars for the missionary societies — 
a hundred thousand more than they 
had ever received in missionary ciid. 
Who will say they have not paid 
liberally for their keep? 

Vennont has the distinction of be- 
ing the first state to enter the Union 
under the federal, constitution. Early 
settlement was slow by reason of 
clouded land titles. But the early 
settlers were not slow, and their title 
to be honored as stalwart men and 
women, mostly of Purit-an stock, has 
never been questioned. The state is 
largely rural, being almost devoid 
of cities, and as a consequence the 
churches are smaller and grow less 
rapidly than in other states where 
the population is more concentrated. 
But slow growth has not denoted 
weakness in anything but number. 

Under these rather forbidding con- 
ditions what may we expect of 
human fruits in a state so pre-em- 
inently home missionary in its his- 
tory? Mr. John M. Comstock, of 
Chelsea, has, with infinite pains, 
gathered and published a list of 
nearly a thousand ministers born in 



Vermont and trained in her schools 
and churches. Conceive what this 
means. A thousand boys on the 
farms of Vermont, at different times, 
and moved by some silent, resistless 
influence, have chosen to break 
away from their homes to spend ten 
years in academy, college, and sem- 
inary, that they might give the bal- 
ance of their lives to the most ardu- 
ous, self-sacrificing, yet most re- 
warding profession of the ministry. 

The writer has been restricted to 
a limited space, but he can not con- 
ceive of a more sacred use of space 
than to inscribe the names of a few 
of these Vermont boys. These names, 
picked at random, might be doubled 
and trebled, and still be recognized 
as those of master builders of the 
Kingdom. Out of the little ham- 
let of Calais came Nathaniel 
G. Clark, Foreign Secretary of 
the American Board ; Israel E. Dwi- 
nell, of California, and Constans L. 
Goodell, of St. Lfouis. Out of Char- 
lotte came James L. Barton, succes- 
sor of Dr. Clark as Foreign Secre- 
tary. From other towns came Hi- 
ram Bingham of missionary fame; 
Charles M. Mead, the scholar and 
one of the Bible revisers; John W. 
Churchill, Andover professor ; Daniel 
Bliss, Elnathan E. Strong, Austin 
and Allan Hazen, George B. Spaul- 
ding, Frank L. Goodspeed, Lewis 
Grout, Amos Blanchard, George N. 
Boardman, Simeon Gilbert, Edward 
P. Hooker, Miron Winslow, Hubbard 
Winslow, John Todd, George Leon 
Walker, Henry Fairbanks, Zachary 
Eddy, Albert J. Lyman, Ozora S. 
Davis, Lyman Gilbert, Lyman Bart- 
lett, August Wilder, Edwin E. Bliss, 
Moses P. Parmelee, the Leitch sisters, 
Lyman Peet, Harvey Newcomb, Wil- 
liam B. Forbush, Stephen Peet, 
George H. Ide, Edward T. Fair- 
banks, Henry B. Hooker, H. M. 
Tenney, Edward L. Smith, Daniel 
Merriman, E. H. Byington, T. M. 
Post, Calvin Cutler, Austin L. Park, 
William Crawford, Samuel H. 

Surely the Vermont fruit tree must 

have struck its roots into a generous 
soil to produce such a roll of master 
builders. The very atmosphere in 
which it flowered and fruited must 
have been stimulating to a high de- 
gree and fairly surcharged with 
ministerial ozone. 

The debt of the state and the na- 
tion to Home Missions is a long story, 
too long to be told here, but it may 
be briefly illustrated. When the 
Louisiana lottery was driven out of 
the South, it turned toward the young 
virgin state of North Dakota. A bill 
favorable to its admission was pass- 
ing through its stages at the state cap- 
itol, when the churches of the state, 
every one of them a home missionary 
church, rose en masse to protest. 
Delegates in great numbers were 
sent to Bismark to urge the protest. 
Their pressure alone was a restraint 
upon the legislators. They dared 
not press the bill to its |>assage. The 
Louisiana lottery was sent flying out 
of Dakota and never stopped until 
it reached Central America. 

The first gun fired upon Fort Sum- 
ter had hardly ceased to echo before 
every home missionary church in the 
Mississippi Valley and beyond 
seemed to spring to arms. Every 
pulpit flamed with patriotic fire; 
churches and Bible schools were dec- 
imated by enlistments. A careful in- 
quiry near the close of the war re- 
vealed the fact that one in every 
four of their male members entered 
the army, and the other three were 
old men, invalids, and boys. Not too 
often can the words of Dr. Storrs, of 
Brooklyn, be repeated, when from 
his pulpit to his congregation he de- 
clared with solemn emphasis, **Home 
Missions have saved the country 
once, and will save it again, if nec- 

It has been often remarked that 
intelligent foreigners while on a 
visit to the United States will some- 
times discover certain American 
values which our own people, 
through long familiarity with their 
significance, have almost forgotten. 

A few years ago one such visitor 



from Japan, after aa extensive tour 
of the country, waa asked to name 
what had most impressed Mm. He 
replied in substance : "I am no 
Christian. I do not accept your God 
or believe your Bible. I am what 
you call a heathen. But what has 
most impressed me has been the 
vast number of your steeples point- 
ing so steadily to heaven. I have 
counted them by thousands. Any 
nation that has use for so many 
steeples is impre^able." 

And the heathen was right. Plant 
a church of God in any community, 
and it at once becomes the nuclaus 
of law, order, moral liberty, and 
civic virtue. Such communities mul- 
tiplied across the state give char- 
acter to the commonwealth, and 
such multiplied commonwealths 
make 8 nation strong by making it 
righteous. The moral of this story 
is simple and impressive. Continue 
to feed the little springs and the 
streams will take care of themselves. 


B7 Mrs. A. M. FuTiDglon, WuhlngtoD, D. C. 

"rir^HE cry of the children" is 
I constantly going up over the 
world, and he who is a 
"Friend of Childhood" can but lis- 
ten. To turn the deaf ear is to crush 
out of the heart the tenderest sym- 
pathy and the strongest factor for 
service to mankind. 

When we recall how lovingly 
Christ himself set the child "in the 
midst of them" and taught his fol- 
lowers from this living text, we re- 
alize the place and value of the 
child in God's estimate. 

It is conceded that "Every child 
has the inalienable right to be well 
bom, to be welcomed, to be properly 
cared for, and trained through the 
years of helplessness and develop- 
ment," and it is woe upon the 
people or government that does not 
make this right possible. The ques- 
tion, "What part are our churches, 
especially our strong churches, doing 
in this great work I " arises. No 
doubt they are joining in in a gen- 
eral sort of way with all the agen- 
cies possible. And, of course, they 
are doing a particular part in sus- 
taining their own Sunday-school, 
keeping up the Endeavor Society, 
and perhaps a Boy Scouts organiza- 
tion, a mission band or club, and in 
other ways holding the child in their 
midst in the home church. These 
organizations, in turn, at the season 

when the Christ Child spirit ia 
abroad, entertain or make donations 
to less favored children in the vicin- 
ity. All very good, so far as it goes, 
and, thanks be, "The spirit of giv- 
ing" is on the increase! But are we 
giving enough? Are we sending our 
giving spirit far enough afieldt "Oh, 
yes," you say, "by way of the mis- 
sionary box. North, South, Eaat, 
West, to family and to school in our 
own country, and money to foreign 
lands. We may pat ourselves on the 
shoulder and say we do well. But, 


really, how much and how often do 
we give! Enough to keep our 
hearts warm for the recipients all 



the year around t Why should not 
our hearts and interests widen to 
every one who has shared our gift, 
and it be an entering wedge only to 
a greater opportunity, a wider field 
of Christian service f The mission- 
ary box gives much material aid, 
comfort, and encouragement to the 
needy family and school, and, best 
of all, it gives the assurance of 
kindly thought of the Brotherhood. 
The missionary receives an impetus 
to go on serving Christ in the way 
he has chosen, though the cry of his 
children had at times made him feel 
that his choice had not been a wise 
one. In the early zeal for Christ 
and man, he gave little thought to 
family responsibilities that might 
be his and which came with later 
days. Unfavorable environments 
and inadequate means made it hard 
to overcome personal trials and to go 
forward along the road of service 
for the Master with cheerful heart 
and steady faith. So what a boon 
to him is the materialized thought 
of fellow Christians as represented 
by the missionary box! But might 
not the donors of it give greater en- 
couragement by adding "helps along 
the way" to the pastoral work that 
the missionary endeavors to u., es- 
pecially in what he tries to do for 
his own children, who are, or should 
be, examples in the community, and 
those of families in his jxarish. 

Every child has the ri^ht to follow 
his instinct for healthful play, to re- 

ceive an education which will make 
him a self-supporting, useful mem- 
ber of society, to have such moral 
and spiritual training as will de- 
velop the highest type of ctaracter 
of which he is capable. How can 
this be obtained in the border town 
in its newness, the rural district of 
the sparsely settled country, unless 
the missionary helps t Even the 
best disposed parents, who desire 
only good for their children, but who 
are obliged to work hard for food, 
shelter, and clothing, feel helpless 
to do more. Here is the opportunity 
of the strong church. 

"The foundation of every state is 
the education of its youth." Ye 
fathers in the church, in helping 
along our children and young peo- 
ple, you are giving "first aid" to 
your country. Ye mothers in the 
church, can not your love for chil- 
dren extend beyond your own flock 
to those who need as do your own, 
but whose circumstances are sadly 
different t "The child of to-day is 
the man of to-morrow." What any 
of us may do for these little ones to 
(ducate them physically, morally, 
and spiritually is to bring nearer the 
Kingdom of God on earth. Surely 
s :cb a venture in humanity is an in- 
vestment thdt is worth more than 
blocks of real estate or shares in a 
mine, and tends toward storing away 
the "treasure in heaven" which is 
something to have imd to hold. 

« « « 


By Rev. W. G. Puddefoot 

MANY years ago I made a visit 
to Sugar Island. Sugar 
Island is twenty miles long 
and from three to four broad. It is 
about twelve miles from the "Soo," 
and twelve miles from the nearest 
post office and nearest doctor. There 
were no roads when I visited the 
place, and the children had to walk 
many miles to school They would 

often see a black bear sitting on his 
haunches munching the raspberries, 
too content to worry the little folks ; 
but sometimes the screech of a wild 
cat or a lynx would give them cold 
shivers. Often they had to pass 
through swamps to reach the school- 

The minister at this place was a 
rare man. He had begun his work 



in Canada some years before. Here 
he had found himself in a new conn- 
try. Many of the settlers did not 
know how to chop up the trees prop- 
erly. They would stand on the 
ground and chop the logs. So this 
man, who was used to the back- 
woods, taught them how to stand on 
the log and make the chips fly. 
After awhile this minister found the 
good that comes from l^lping oth- 
ers, and soon his church was ^11. I 
took dinner with him, and he told 
me he was soon to be my next-door 
neighbor, that is, he was going to 
be the next minister to me, but that 
next door was seventy miles away. 

In those days letters were few 
and far between. Sometimes one 
settler would say to another that he 
had seen a letter for him at another 
man's house, and the x>erson so in- 
formed would say, ** Thanks, I will 
remember it when I go that way." 
The letter informing me of my 
"next-door" neighbor's visit did not 
reach me in time to meet him at the 
station. But one evening as my wife 
was drawing down the curtains, she 
exclaimed in surprise, "There is a 
man and a woman and a lot of chil- 
dren coming this way." "Oh," I 
said, "that's Curry as sure as you 
live." I went out to meet them, 
and found that the little boy was not 
well and was being carried pick-a- 
back. When I inquired about his 
health, he said, "I am in a i>eck of 
trouble. The railway company will 
not take the cow to-night, and I 
must leave her with you." "All 
right," I said, "I will tie her to this 
stump and keep her a week, if you 
like. Milk is ten cents a quart." 
"No," he replied, "I must have her 
to-morrow because of the baby." He 
left me on the ten o'clock train, and 
arrived at the new place in the mid- 
dle of the night. 

I went to see him in his new home 
as soon as I could do so, and when 
I reached the place I asked a man if 
he knew the minister, "Oh, yes," 
he said, "he stayed with us the first 
night he was here. There is his 

house." As I drew near, I beard 
some one pounding away at some 
boards and found that it was Mr. 
Curry. "Hello," I said, "how are 
you Curry!" He said that he was 
delighted to see me, and told me he 
was making a kitchen for Mrs. Cur- 
ry's cook stove, as she was tired of 
cooking where the rain came down 
on her stove and made it rusty. I 
inquired why he did not make his 
kitchen larger, and he told me that 
it was large as he could afford. 
Lumber was very dear, and they had 
been obliged to fix up the cow shed 
with the organ case. I went into 
the house and received a cordial wel- 
come, but I was surprised to find that 
there were no rooms. Ibe stove 
pipe went out of a window, with two 
tin pie plates to keep the sash from 

After supper and some singing, 
Mr. Curry said, "You must be tired, 
brother, ' ' and filling his mouth with 
forks, he pulled some quilts out of 
a missionary box and began to stick 
the forks through them into the 
studding. He turned to me and re- 
marked, "There is a spare room for 
you." It was a bitterly cold night, 
and the snow was two feet deep. I 
slept with my great German socks 
on, and when I awoke I found that 
my whiskers and my mustache were 
frozen together. The children 
laughed as I stood over the stove 
and broke off the icicles before I 
could speak. I found a tenpenny 
nail and scratched some ducks and 
geese on the frozen panes of my win- 
dow, and it was two months before 
they thawed off. 

After breakfast I asked to see the 
upper room. I found that the snow 
had drifted in and that the baby had 
a bad cough. I asked what time the 
next train went south. Mr. Curry 
was greatly surprised and asked if 
I was not going to preach for him 
the next day. "Yes," I said, "about 
one hundred and fifty miles from 
here." I started for Manistee on the 
next train. It was night when I 
reached the city, but I could not 



sleep, for I was worried for fear I 
could not get the pulpit. The min- 
ister was sick in bed, and he was 
very glad to have me preach for 
him. I received twenty dollars for 
Mr. Curry, and one lady volunteer- 
ed to send one of his daughters to 
college. I was very jubilant when 
I started back. I found Mr. Curry 

with his wife's apron on plastering 
his house. Chie of the girls was Btir* 
ring the mortar to keep it warm, an- 
other was nailing laths, while the boy 
sifted sand. I told him I had news 
for him. The whole family were de- 
lighted when they heard my story. 
That is how one home missionary's 
daughter received an education. 


By Assistant Secretary William S. Beard 


WHAT return is there from 
the money which we Con- 
gregational folk invest 
in home missions^ 

In the northeastern section of 
Connecticut on a wind-swept hilltop, 
there is a little church, which, for a 
generation and a half has been aided 
by the Missionary Society of Con- 
necticut. Though its ministers have 
been numerous, the parish has never 
been better served than by the ef- 
fort of a consecrated man who gave 
one quarter of a century of his life 
to a proposition which promised lit- 
tle, but has yielded much. Before 
one-third of this pastorate had been 
fulfilled, on a farm at the far east- 
em edge of this parish there came to 
this world a little child. Just how, 
or when or where this lad and the 
Christian minister came to meet, no 
one is able to tell, but one night 
there was a knock at the door of the 
little parsonage and there stood the 
boy, asking the minister if he would 
help him with his Greek. 

It had been a long day since the 
minister had been in school, but his 
effort served this purpose — ^the fires 
of unrest in the lad's soul were still 
further kindled until there came a 
day when he took the cars for An- 
dover, Mass., to enter Phillips Acad- 
emy. The whole of the first night he 
stayed up studying in order that he 
might enter a little more on a foot- 
ing with his classmates when the 
first day of the school year should 

Andover finished with honors, he 
found his way to Yale University 

and there acquitted himself with 

Thus a home missionary parish 
and a home missionary pastor in an 
obscure section of a Uttle state are 
brought into touch with a great 
world problem — ^the Americanizing 
of the Philippine Islands. Here is 
a return for your investment, you 
who are contributing to home mis- 
sions. Such offerings meet the 
world need at its very heart, and 
when there shall be a sufficiency of 
this spirit, armies and battlesMpes 
will not be necessary, for "They 
shall not hurt nor destroy in all My 
holy mountain." 

Then came the test. What should 
he do with himself! Had he not a 
right to himself and to the fruitage 
of his own labor after so much toil 
and sacrifice! But any spirit of self- 
seeking was bidden depart. He took 
the train for San Francisco and then 
the boat for the Philippine Islands. 
He asked to be assigned to one of 
the interior school districts and 
there in his little thatched hut he 
gathered the Philippine bojrs and 
girls around him, taught them the 
meaning of the American flag, how 
to speak the language of their 
adoption and more than that gave 
them a vision not only of what it 
means to be an American, but of 
what it means to live. 

After a few brief years of ser- 
vice, one day the cholera germ laid 
its deadly hold upon him. In these 
far away Islands the luxuriant 
tropical foliage now whispers its re- 
quiem over his grave. 








From State 


Paid State 


able for 





Av'ge three prerioui yn. 
Preeent year 

1 4,069.50 

$ 2,360.15 

$ 6,429.65 

$ 1,112.29 

$ 5,817.36 

$ 5,925.22 



f ncrease 

1 642.17 

$ 668.71 

$ 1,810.88 

$ 185.29 

$ 1.496.17 

$ 957.89 

PDOTMMe 111! 





AT*ffe three preyloui yn. 
PrMent year .•.. j ........ . 



$ 57,919.89 



$ 68,016.77 


$ 2,112.19 

$ 1,560.78 

$ 3,179.42 

S 77.867.41 

PfH^reaM • • • 

$ 551.46 

t 1.618.69 

The Conffregational Home Missionary Society has three main sources of income. 
Leeracies furnish, though very irregularly, approximately forty-eight per cent., or 
$110,000 annually. To avoid fluctuation, when more is received, it is placed in the 
Liegticy Equalization Fund. Investments furnish nine per cent., or ahout $28,000 an- 
nually. Contributions from churches, societies and Individuals afford substantially 
forty-three per cent, or $108,000 annually. For all but eighteen states the treasurer 
of The Conffregational Home Missionary Society receives and expends these contribu- 
tions. In those eighteen states, affiliated organizations administer home missionary 
Tvork in co-operation with The Congregational Home Missionary Society. Each of 
these organizations forwards a percentage of its undesignated receipts to the national 
treasury. To each of these national treasury forwards a percentage of undesig- 
nated contributions from each state respectively. The percentages to The Congrega- 
tional Home Missionary Society in the various states are as follows: 

California (North), 6; California (South). 5; Connecticut, 60; Illinois, 26: Iowa, 26; 
Kansas, 6; Maine, 10; Massachusetts, 33 1-3; Michigan, 16; Minnesota, 5; Missouri, 6; 
Nebraska. 6; New Hampshire, 50; New York, 10; Ohio, 18; Rhode Island, 20; Vermont, 
83; Washington, 8; Wisconsin, 10. 


The net increase o£ nearly fifteen hundred dollars for the month of 
November over the average of the past three years, is an occasion for en- 
conragementy despite the fact that it still leaves sixteen hundred dollars to 
the bad for the eight months. We shall look for the wiping out of that 
figure in December. Do not fail us. Have you thought of the soaring of 
the cost of living as it affects the seventeen hundred home missionaries t 
There is no increase in their salaries, unless it be the exceptional ease where 
someone takes the initiative in bringing it about. (Why not be that one in 
your church t) The Home Missionary Society cannot increase its aid un- 
less the contributions increase. Moreover, the salaries were down to rock- 
bottom, before prices began to rise. There are 1,696 churches in the United 
States whose pastors receive less than $800 and parsonage. Many of these 
receive less than $600, and an equal number who receive larger salaries 
in dollars are equally inadequately paid because of the surroundings in 
which they must live. Not less than $50,000 should be added to the home 
missionary appropriation for pastors' salaries immediately. What ought 
we to do about itf Address suggestions to the General Secretary. 



Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Charles £. Burton, D.D., General Secretary 
Church Extension Boards, 

Charles H. Richards, D.D., Church Buildingr Secretary 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

Church Efficiency Secretary, William W. Newell, D.D^ 19 So. La Salle St, Chicago, m. 
Field Secretaries, John P. Sanderson. D.D.. 19 So. La Salle Street. Chicagro. IlL; 
William W. Lieete, D.D., Room 611, Congrresational House, Boston, Mass.; Rev. H. H. 
Wlkoff, 417 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal.; Assistant Field Secretary, Mrs. C. H. 
Taintor. Clinton, Conn. 

Happy New Year to all our people ! May it be a year of peace and 
plenty in our country! May it be a year in which the devotion, self-sacri- 
fice, and high Christian purpose of every church member shall shine out 
with a finer luster than ever! May it be a year of prosperity in all our 
churches, with a great increase of members, and great achievements in so- 
cial betterment ! May it be a year in which through^the practical fellowship 
of the churches, many a struggling sister church shall be able to secure a 
house of worship, and many a pastor and his family be housed in a good 
home ! 

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In The Congrregatioiuil Church Building Society 

$25,000. given to our First Paymeni Fund for initial work in cities will 
enable us to double our work at the great danger points of 

$10,000. will create a Named Memorial Fund, named by the donor, interest 
to be added to principal till the fSind is doubled (in less than 
fifteen years) ; this will be a perpetual loan fund. 

$10,000. given to our Church Loan Fund will help to complete two great 
churches in cities now seeking our aid; and after repayment, in 
constant rotation will help to build many others. 

$ 8,000. given to our Orant Fund would complete four churches in impor- 
tant centers. 

$ 6,000. given to our Parsonage Loan Fund would complete twelve par- 
sonages for ministers and their families eagerly waiting for our 
aid ; and later will help build many other parsonages. 

$ 5,000. will pay last bills, half grant and half loan, on a beautiful new 
church in a University city of the Middle West, a most strategic 

$ 4,000. will complete tuw excellent churches in important towns at the 
heart of the country. 

$ 3,000. will help three foreign-speaking churches of New Americans to 
secure their church homes. 

$ 2,500. will help two important California churches to finish greatly 
needed houses of worship. 

$ 1,000. will give three parsonages to three churches earnestly appealing 
for our aid, whose pastors and their families are in distress and 
anxiety till we can help them. 



$ 1,000. 
$ 700. 
$ 600. 

will help complete a first-rate parsonage for a devoted missionary 

in Montana. 

will pay last bills on the house of worship for a young church, 

four years old, in South Dakota. 

will help an excellent colored church in Texas complete a com- 
fortable home for its pastor. 

will pay the grant asked by a very promising church in California. 

will pay a parsonage loan to any one of seven churches now ap- 
pealing for help to shelter the pastor. Will you take one as your 


will pay the grant on a $2,000 church in Minnesota where there is 

no other church. 

will enable an earnest German church in Colorado to secure a 

home for its pastor. 

will give a good parsonage to one of our best ministers in CaU- 


will enable us to come to the rescue of a struggling church in the 

Texas Pan-handle. 

will help a little church in Alabama to give a satisfactory home to 

its minister. 

sent to us by each of ten donors will enable us to pay last bills on 

three parsonages. 

What a grand opportunity this offers to "wise and willing hearted" 

men and women who would like to help the struggling pastors, and their 

heroic and self-sacrificing co-workers! Checks may be sent to Charles H. 

Baker, Treasurer of the Congregational Church Building Society, 287 

Fourth Avenue, New York City. 

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AS long as there are churches, 
there will be a church eti- 
quette, and very many who 
would not think for a moment of of- 
fending at a social function, do not 
seem at all concerned when attend- 
ing a sacred service. The following 
rules form a good foundation : 

1. If possible, be in time. You 
need at least five minutes, after com- 
ing, to get warm or cool, to compose 
your body and mind, and to whisper 
a prayer before tho service begins. 

2. Never pass up the aisle during 
prayer or Scripture reading. If you 
do, your presence will distract the 
minds of many in the audience. 

3. Be devout in every attitude. All 
whispering should be studiously 
avoided. Find the hymn, and sing it 
if you can. Share the book with your 
neighbor. If in a strange church, 
conform to ita customs of worship. 

4. If the sermon has begun, take a 

seat near the door, no matter if you 
are **at home." 

5. Be thoughtful for the comfort 
of others. Take the inside of the 
pew if you are the first to enter, and 
leave all vacant space at the end 
next to the aisle. 

6. Speak a bright, cheery word to 
as many as possible at the close of 
the service. If you are a stranger, 
ask one of the ushers to introduce 
you to the pastor or to some of the 
church oflScers. This will always in- 
sure you a hearty welcome. 

7. Never stoop for your hat during 
the closing hymn, do not throw the 
song-book on the fioor, and do not 
make a rush for the door immedi-. 
ately after the benediction is pro- 
nounced. There should be no loud 
talking and jesting after the service 
is colicluded. They are as much out 
of place in the house of God as at a 
house of mourning. — Presbyterian 



Do you know what we 
ere doing for ministers 
and their families in the 
far northwest ¥ Look at 
this trio of parsonages, 
anyone might be happy to 
live in one of these attrac- 
tive homes. The one at 
the top of the page is in 
Hardin, Montana, that 
state of magnificent dis- 
tances, great ranches, and 
enterprising people. We 
helped the church first to 
build its church, and then 
its manse. 

The next one is in Col- 
fax, Wash., about fifty 
miles south of Spokane, 
where we also helped to 
complete the church. 

The lower one is in 
Salem, Oregon, where our 
"Forefathers Fund" help- 
ed to complete the church 
more than half a century 


Ofllee: 11 Beaton Strsat. Boaton, Masa. 
Prealdent, Clarence F. Swtft, D.D.; Vlce-Praaldeat, Charlea B. Brown, D.D.; 8aer«- 
tary. R«v- Frank U. Sbeldoo; Aaalatant 8«oraUiry, Rev. Bawkrd 8. Tead; TrMuurar, 
j^amuel F. Wllklns. 


By Mrs. Ella W. Camfleld 

Ward Academy was opened in tinned to this day. Mr. Camfield 

September, 1893, in a partially fin- and I have never missed a lesson in 

islied building of which the mater- economy. Here is the first recitation : 

ials had been hauled from the rait- "What possibilities reside in left- 


way twfenty-seveu miles north. We 
had entered the home missionary 
field in 1891, and it seemed impera- 
tive to us to educate the bright boys 
and girls we found near our four 
preaching stations. 

The first class taught was started 
when the first shovelful of earth was 
dug for the foundation and has con- 

over lumbert" Ans. "Chairs and 
tables. ' ' 

"Must plaster necessarily cover 
walls?" Ans. "Not at all; building 
Xtaper will do." 

"What arc the essentials of a bed- 
steadt" Ans. "Springs and legs 
to raise them from the floor." 

"How can you heat a four-story 



building, contAining dining-rooms in 
basement, school-roomB on first floor, 
and tben two floors of dormitory 
rooms, with eleven tons of coal dur- 
ing & Dakote winter 1" Ans. "You 
cannot. But you can closely ap- 
proach the feat by using a few 
stoves, by personally conducting 
every hod of coal used, by cherish- 
ing the method of re combustion, by 
wearing your warmest clothes, and 
by doing some active work when yon 
begin to shiver." 

saw BO much good accomplished, we 
dared not stop for the debt. 

We began with 25 students, and 
of late years the average attend- 
ance is 100, and we have had 150 
graduates, whose lives mabe ns 
proud. Oar church is a community 
center for a radius of from 10 to 17 
miles. We have a small town, a farm 
which provides work for onr boys, 
two dormitories and the church, 
which was given us by the Congre- 
gational Church Building Society, 


Have I succeeded in indicating the 
struggle f Everything we possessed 
went to help, and we mortgaged our 
one horse to buy the land on which 
the town of Academy now stands. 
We "inched along" year by year. 
We acquired a barn — a farm — some 

The Congregational Education So- 
ciety helped us, as did Ladies' So- 
cieties, and individuals. We gath- 
ered faithful teachers and workers 
about ns, all inspired with ardor at 
the thought of giving the young 
folks a chance. Our students worked 
for tl\eir board ; their parents worked 
to pay their tuition. Impossible to 
keep out of debt, but every year 

was hauled six miles and has the 
school-rooms in the basement. 

Twenty-five years ! In 1900, the 
railway came to Platte, 17 milea 
east. The telephone and rural deliv- 
ery hav brought us nearer the world 
outside. The debt alone keeps us 
from full enjoyment of the busy, in- 
teresting years. God's providences 
have been many. 

Our nearest High School is in onr 
railway town — Platte — 17 miles 
east. Another is 27 miles north 
(Kimball, and that was our nearest 
until 1900), and Chamberlain is 45 
miles. Onr nearest academy is 
Yankton, about 100 miles down the 



Of oar 150 graduates, 42 have 
gone on to college &nd we liave been 
represented at Yankton, Huron, 
Mitchell, Vermilion and Brookings 
in this state, and at Kansas Univer- 
aity, Purdue University and Illinois 
University. Several have taken 
courses in Chicago in dentistry and 
manual training, wbieh one of our 
boys is DOW teaching in Tennessee. 

Teaching — mostly in district 
schools — has attracted about 75, 
though some of them have now mar- 

One young man is in T. M. C. A. 
work for the State of Iowa. 

Seven are doctors or dentists. 

Many are farming. 

Who can say which is the more 
needed task — to give these, the more 
intellectual ones, their chance to go 
out and work in the larger world — 
or to brighten and broaden life for 
the average boy and girl on the 
prairie farm! 

We rejoice that Ward Academy 
has done both, and we long for some 
of the wasted wealth of the thought- 


Three of our boys are preaching — 
one is a graduate of Oberlin Semin- 

One has been for years secretary 
of Huron College. 

Several are in business. 

Three are electricians, one of 
them having graduated from the 
Rensselaer Institute of Technology. 

One is t«acher of oratory in 
Drury College. 

Two are in advertising business 
in Chicago. 

Chie was a lawyer in Alaska, now 
in Nebraska. 

One of our girls is a graduate of 
Tankton Conservatory, 

less of earth, that we might incor- 
porate in our Academy the special 
lines so needed here — manual train- 
ing for our boys, domestic science 
for our girls — that Ward Academy 
might march on to the higher place 
for which it yearns. 

Our friends have been faithful, 
but are far too few. Our prayer is : 
"0 Lord, the work of our hands, 
establish Thou it." 

I send this out, hoping it may 
reach the eye of some one, whom 
God has prospered, and who wishes 
to share in the joy of creative work 
on a pioneer field. 





Offloe: 806 Conffresrational House, Boston, Mass. 

President, Rev. Clarence F. Swift, D.Dj Missionary and Eztenpion Secretary. Rev. 
William Ewinff, D.D.; Treasurer, Samuel F. Wilkins; District and Educational Secre- 
taries, Rev. Robert w. Oammon, D.D., 19 West Jackson Street, Chlcaico, 111.; Rev. Milton 
& LitUefleld, D.p» 289 Fourth Ave.. New York, N. Y.; Rev. J. P. O'Brien. D.D.. 4118 
Campbell Street, Kansas City. Mo.: Rev. Miles B. Fisher. D.D.. 417 Market Street. San 
Francisco, Calif.; Associate, Miss Margaret Slattery, Maiden, Mass. 


During the last year a committee of the Sunday-School Society and a 
committee on Moral and Religious Education appointed by the National 
Council have given much earnest work in preparing an up-to-date Sunday- 
school standard. It has been sent to every pastor and superintendent. The 
committees kept in close touch with the field workers of the Society, who 
are actually working out the problems with the Sunday schools and 
churches. While the ideals of necessity are high, it is believed that they 
are thoroughly practical and that each of our churches should strive to 
reach them. 


The same committees have also prepared a new and workable text book 
for teacher training, which will be ready February first. It will be issued 
in one volume at moderate cost and should be placed within redeh of every 
teacher. The workers of the Sunday-School Society are rendering a large 
service in Sunday-school institutes and conferences throughout the entire 
country, by introducing the standard and encouraging better equipment 
of teachers. 


The Tercentenary period gives an excellent opportunity for instructing 
every Sunday school in the work of each of our benevolent societies. A 
definite time has been suggested for giving information in regard to and tak- 
ing an offering for each society. Information in an attractive form will 
be sent to every school which will make use of it. The small gifts of boys 
and girls, now, mean great gifts and devoted service in the near future. 


The Year-Book will indicate what has been given to the Sunday-School 
Society from each church during the last calendar year, if received before 
January 10th. The fiscal year, however, closes February 28th. It is hoped 
that all who have not done their full share will remit before that date. A 
distinct apportionment is asked by the National Council. A resolution in 
regard to the Home Missionary, Church Building, and Sunday-School 
Societies is as follows: 

**A11 three Societies shall appear in the denominational bnevolence 
calendar, and there shall continue to be a separate apportionment for each." 

The remittances for November were $767.85 less than for the corre- 
sponding month of last year. It is hoped that generous gifts by the 



•htmhcs and individuaLi may round out the year successfully, and girt 
tourage for pressing forward the Sunday-School Society's share in the ad- 
Taneement of the Kingdom. 

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By Rev. J. M. Dick. MiM*y. Waah. 

Shortly after entering upon my 
work as Sunday-school missionary 
I organized a school at Avondale, 
twelve miles east of Seattle, and vis- 
ited them about once each quarter. 
Later a Congregational church was 
organized and for five or six years I 
did not see them. On a recent visit 
I found that one of the boys of my 
former school is now the efficient su- 
perintendent, and also does some 
preaching. All his training for re- 
Ugious work was received in the 
A^vondale Sunday school. The 
church and school are smaU in mem- 
berahip, but have done a notably 
good work in developing some fine 
young people. 

I organized recently the Saginaw 
Sunday school. Camp No. 1 of the 
lumber company is headquarters for 
five logging camps located in differ- 
ent sections of the great forest. It 
is supposed to have enough timber 
here in one body to require about 
thirty years to cut and haul the 
logs. Twenty comfortable cottages 
have been erected, which are occu- 
pied by as many families, and a 
number more are being built. One 
good Congregational family from 
Edmunds, Wash., made the organi- 
zation of this school i>ossible. The 
company is providing a club house, 
one wing of which is to be used for 
school and church purposes. I held 
the first service in the new building 
before it was quite completed, and 
by carrying in a number of boxes 
and plan^. seats were provided. 
There was not much interest shown 
but it is thought that by persistent 
effort and by Qie distribution of our 
exceUent Sunday-school papers and 
quarterlies a good school can be 

By Supt G. J. Powell, D. D., Mont. 

Washoe is a mining camp with a 
population of about five hundred. 
It is over the hill from Red Lodge, 
but an entirely separate community. 
A goodly number of Scotch make up 
the largest element of the plaee. 
The superintendent of the Sunday 
school is a Scotchman, and his wife 
is his assistant. There are five 
teachers in the day school, and we 
hope for a good Sunday school. A 
student from Oberlin, Mr. Gates, is 
serving the community for a short 
time, but we expect the Bed Lodge 
pastor to give them pastoral care. 
Socialism has a strong grip on the 
people, as in most mining camps. 
There is a strong call for community 
service with a reading-room and 

— o 

By Rev. H, A. Ksrtoxiui, MiM'y 

At the new school at Reedley the 
people are Armenian farmers. Some 
of them are very ignorant and very 
poor; others who have been here 
longer are now prospering. Inter- 
est is good and the numbers increas- 
ing. The people were long neglected 
and look very hungry for the Gospel. 
They need some literature, and if 
you can send some it will be very 


By Sec. M. B. Fisher. D. D., Celifomie 

Magalia is an old mining town 
that has seen better days. The wo- 
men's club is the only organization 
backing the minister, who preaches 
every other Sunday. The Bible 
Class is composed of six mothers, 
studying "The Manhood of the Mas- 
ter'' by Posdick. Four intermedi- 
ates and ten primaries use graded 


OtHcm: It 7 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Henry A. Btimson. D.D^ Preeident;* WillUm A. Rio% D.D., Beeretary; & H. Faneker, 





Churches AffL Organ. IndlTidoals Interest Legacies Total 

1915 $12,496.60 $6,787.51 $14,117.10 $12,876.16 $12,610.16 $58,887.53 

1916 13,547.54 11,612.19 14,299.04 16,586.68 17,474.82 73,520.27 

• ^i^^_a__aBSB^^ ^»— a^— ^^— ^— •• ^^_s_ai^B_^^_» ^_^_^»«i-^.^^_^^ ^^-^^^.^^.^^—^ ^.^_^_^_^>^i_a~a> 

Gain $ 1,050.94 $ 4,824.68 $ 181.94 $ 3,710.52 $ 4,864.66 $14,632.74 

The above comparison does not include a special gift of $25,000 and special 
legacy of $450,000 received for the Endowment Fund in 1916. 


It is too early, at this writing, to 
state iKMsitively whether we shall re- 
ceive the full $5,000 asked, for the 
Christmas Fund, this year, but, the 
outlook is very hopeful. 

We have, available for the Christ- 
mas Fund, at this writing, December 
13, about $3,500. We feel confident 
that $1,500 more will be received in 
the next ten days. If our expecta- 
tion is realized, this will be the larg- 
est Christmas Fund we have ever 
had. Perhaps it will be fair to say 
that never before have the Christ- 
mas Checks been more needed. The 
great increase in the cost of living 
has been very embarrassing to those 
whose incomes were barely sufficient 
for their existence, under the most 
favorable conditions. 

We anticipate great pleasure in 
mailing the Christmas Checks next 
week. We know, however, that our 
joy cannot be comparable to that 
which will fill the hearts of the faith- 
ful veterans, when they receive the 

Our readers will be interested in 

some of the statements of those who 
have contributed to this EHmd. 

A husband and his wife, sending 
a chedc for $10, have this to say: 
* * Calls are lying all about us and we 
are dividing. Ood bless these old 
saints. Our Denomination shoiUd 
raise a large fund for Ministerial 
Aid, so that better salaries could be 
paid. There should not^ be the hu- 
miliation of charity put on these no- 
ble soldiers." 

Another friend sending $5 writes: 
''I wish I could send a goodly sum, 
but I am elderly and cannot earn. 
The past year has been full of sor- 
row and misfortunes for me. One of 
my experiences has been a stroke 
of paralysis. I am also very hard 
of hearing and so cannot attend 
church services, nor anything else. I 
spend most of my time alone as I 
have outlived all of my family. I 
know how to sympathize with those 
who write you, but I am not in pain 
and I am not destitute. I ana very 
sorry for the loneliness, pain and 
distress of those whom you help. I 



often' think of them. I know, too, 
by experience, the weariness of 
wakeful nights and the temptation 
to lose faitlb, when things look dark- 
er and darker, as the monotonous 
years, full of loneliness and misfor- 
tune, go by, but, we must hold on. 
There is no other help." 

How often we find among the giv- 
ers, that the aged, and those who 
suffer similarly with the aged pen- 
sioners, are deeply moved, in their 

sympathies, making real sacrifices, 
that they may share with them their 
small resources. 

It is very interesting to know that 
the Christmas Fund is made up by 
many givers. Over 400 persons have 
already contributed this year. This 
shows how wide spread is the inter- 
est in this delightful ministry, to 
brighten the Christmas Season for 
these servants of God. 

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We have not said as much, in the 
American Missionary, about the An- 
nuity Fund for Congregational Min- 
isters, as about the Congregational 
Board of Ministerial Relief. We 
have been anxious as speedily as 
I>ossible to bring the Relief Endow- 
ments up to at least $1,000,00, as re- 
peatedly authorized by the National 
Council, so that the field would be 
more generally cleared for the pros- 
ecution of the Annuity Fund. That 
condition has now been reached and 
it is our purpose to push the Annu- 
ity Fund with renewed vigor, be- 
cause we believe it is fundamentally 
the proper method for providing 
for oTjr ministers in the time of old 
age. The contributory-pension sys- 
tem is the one generally approved at 
the present time. There has been 
more or less complaint from our min- 
isters, because the pensions from the 
Board of Relief, were partly based 
upon need, and had in them the ele- 
ment of charity. In recent years we 
have strenuously endeavored, in the . 
administration of the Board of Re- 
lief, to overcome this embarrass- 
ment. The Board has made the 
basis of its pension, service, instead 
of i)0verty. It has recognized the 
right and just claim of all our aged 
ministers, or their widows, to parti- 
cipate in its funds, so far as their 
needs justify and the amounts avail- 
able would warrant. 

The Annuity Fund proposes that 
our younger ministers, particularly 

and also those who are not ineligi- 
ble because of age, should join -with 
the Churches, and that the Churches 
should join with them, in creating a 
Fund that at the age of 65, would 
give an annuity to those who had 
maintained their payments as mem- 
bers of the Fund. The members are 
expected to pay one-fifth of the cost, 
and the Churches four-fifths,' of an 
annuity equalling $500 to those who 
have served our Congregational 
Churches thirty years or more, and 
pro rata amounts for those who have 
served less. 

In order to put this fund upon a 
secure financial basis, the Council 
recommended the raising of a per- 
manent fund of $2,000,000. It is 
hoped that this recommendation of 
the National Council will bo lined 
up with the Tercentenary Memorial 
B\ind, by action of the next Council, 
so that by 1920 there shall be gath- 
ered for the Annuity Fund and for 
the Board of Ministerial Relief, suf- 
ficient endowments to justify the full 
annuity 'proposed. It is expected, at 
the same time, that it will be x>ossi- 
ble to make very material advances 
in the pensions that are paid by the 
Department of Relief. 

The advantage of the Annuity 
Fund lies in the appeal it makes to 
the self-respect of the minister and 
in the effect it has in standardizing 
the ministry. It is hoped and be- 
lieved that it will serve to hold our 
ministers, who are m^mb^rs of the 



Fund, to our own denomination and 
that there will be the earnest and 
noble ambition to continue in the 
active service, at least 30 years. The 
certainty of an annuity after that 
time, whether the minister con- 
tinues in active service or must then 
retire, will promote contentment and 
will restrain the minister from hold- 
ing on when his health and his age 
would both suggest the propriety of 

The attainments already achieved, 
afford ground for abundant rejoic- 
ing. The first certificates of mem- 
bership were issued on May 7, 1914. 
The Board has issued 343 certificates 
of membership and new members 
are coming into the Fund almost 
every week. There has been obtain- 
ed in connection with the promotion 
of this Fund, part of it for the ex- 
penses of its administration and up- 
building, and part of it in pledges 
not yet due, but entirely trust- 

worthy, about $153,000. When you 
consider the condition of the finan- 
cial world at the time the fund was 
inaugurated and that it was neces- 
sary at the same time to maintain 
the income of the Department of Re- 
lief and enlarge its endowments, it 
must be admitted that the success 
has been most encouraging. It 
should not be forgotten that this 
fund was launched without a dollar 
of capital and that the expenses of 
its promotion from the very begin- 
ning, must be secured from the 
friends who believe in its value. We 
now have invested, over $87,000, 
bearing interest, belonging to this 
Fund, and are doing all within our 
power with our limited force, to in- 
crease its resources. 

We believe that no minister who 
is eligible, should hesitate a moment 
about becoming a member of this 
Fund. It is sure to be a great suc- 

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We wish to extend anew our grate- 
ful thanks to the many Women's So- 
cieties and to individuals for boxes 
and barrels sent direct to onr asred 
ministers and for articles sent into 
the office to be distributed from that 
point. Both methods have been a 
great success and many of our famil- 
ies have received a rich blessing 
from the gifts. 

We can always use articles, that 
are in good -condition, from the of- 
fice. In fact nothing should be sent 
to these dear people that is not in 
good condition. Most of those who 
helped in this work have recognized 
this fact and have put nearly every- 
thing that they sent, in good shape, 
for immediate use. Wc have re- 
ceived some beautiful garment? at 
the office, which we could pass on at 
once. The letters of acknowledg- 
ment show the keenest appreciation. 
The requests to this department 
ftr^ more than usual in this aeft^OD 

of the year. Because of the high 
cost of living, little is left that 
could be used for the purchase of 
clothing. For example, I have a let* 
ter today from the widow of one of 
our Congregational ministers who, 
with four children, needs our spec- 
ial help, and she writes: 

"If you can find some one that 
could send us a box, I would be 
very thankful. Everything is so 
very high priced and all the chil- 
dren are needing something this 
winter. It really takes more to keep 
things going than I can make. I do 
not want to complain, but it goes 
rather hard for me some times. 

You have been very kind to us 
since our sorrow, but this winter it 
seems so much harder for me and of 
course I feel that I must educate the 
children. After they have finished 
school it will not be so hard." 

Perhaps some Woman's organiza* 
tioTij lYQ^l^ respond to this appeal 


lue, White Plalna. N, T.; Vlc«- 
re Avenue. Oak P«rH, III.: Vlc«- 
OD, Hbbb.; Vice-President ot the 
Park, III.; Vice- Preal dent of the 
nta. Qa.; Vloe-Prealdent vt the 
tanda, Cal.: Recording Secretary, 
:.; Cor respond I n« Secretary, Hra. 
r, Mrs. H. A. Flint. 6<H Willis 
kwell H. Potter, <12 Washlnstmi 


What do we mean by patriotism 
and how can we inherit itT A per- 
son's idea of patriotism is largely 
the outcome of Ms viewpoint con- 
cerning his country and its condi- 
tions as they affect his own partic- 
ular conduct and comfort. That is 
the contracted view of the noble 
nnd uplifting impulse we call pa- 

The broader and better concep- 
tion is an appreciation of the priv- 
ileges that have been handed down 
to u« by preceding generations of 
men and women, who, through 
mental toil and physical sacrifice, 
established for our land new habita 
of thought, principles of living, 
atandards of faith, fonndations of 
hope and the practice of iovc. 

Prom them we have inheriled free- 
dom in thinking. Like many anoth- 
er blessing, this one can be and has 
been abused. Our principal busi- 
ness 18 to leant the lesson of control 
in out reasoning so that the product 
of onr thought will be constructive 
ard permanent. 

We have also inherited freedom 
of speech and here again we have 
gone astray. Puffed up with a 
sense of liberty in this regard, we 
have carried this privilege to a dan- 
gerous extreme, and we ajl know 
with what consequences. Therefore, 
we say, not less freedom of speech, 
but more solid and constructive 
thoagfat behind the spoken word. 

Because of our forefathers, we en- 
joy freedom in the expression of our 
religious life. This inheritance, as 
a nation, we practice less than the 
others. We do not seem to count it 
of such high value as our other 
legacies. This is our most serious 
mistake. The enduring qualities in* 
national life are based on ideals 
that are religious. And in no way 
can we better exemplifj' an exalted 
patriotism than by making known, 
through precept and example, that 
the will of God and the minri of the 
Master are all important to the 
present and future life of our land. 
Mrs. D. C. Tpbnbe. 



Mrs. P. W. Wilcox. 

Hymn — O Qod benMth whou guiding 

Scripture— Pa. 90: 1, 
P«. 147: 12-20. 

Hymn — Now thank we all our God. 


O Qod, who art, and wast, ar.d art to 
come, betore whose fact) tl<e generations 
riae and pas!i away; age after age the 
living seek Thee, and find that of Thy 
faithfulness there Is no end. Our fath- 
er' In their pilgrimage walked by Thy 
guidance, and rented on Thy compas- 
sion; etlU to their chllfiren be Thou the 
cloud by day, the Are by night In our 
manifold temptations, Thou alone know- 
est and art over nigh; In soirow, Thy 
pity revives the tainting soul; in our 

12, 14, 17 



proeperity and ease, it is Thy Spirit only 
that can wean us from our pride and 
keep us low. O Thou sole Source of 
peace and righteousness! take now the 
veil from every heart: and Join U3 in 
one communion with Thy prophets and 
saints who have trusted in Tbee, and 
were not ashamed. Not of our worthi- 
ness, hut of Thy tender mercy, hear our 
prayer. Amen. 

James Martineau (1805-1900). 

The Pilgrim Fathen. 
S minute aketchea of— 
John Rohlnson 
Thomas Hooker 
Jonathan Edwards 

The Pilgrim Legacy and Invettmente — 
Christian Democracy 
Christian Education 
Missionary Spirit 

After Two Centuries — 





The Seven Executors 
Dividends on Investments 

A Pilgrim Memorial 
at the Third Century — 

)The Tercentenary Program | 
A Re-Invested IrOgacy [ 

Prayer — For greater devotion and conaecra- 
tion of life service and moneys and that every 
member of the Congregational family share in 
making the Tercentenary Vision a reality. 

Hymn — God of our fathers, known of old 
— ^Lest we forget (Kipling's Reces- 

Helps. — Pilgrim Deeds and Duties.— PiT- 
grim Press, Boston, Mass. 

The Pilgrim Faith— iJev, Ozora Davis, 

Leaflets — 

The Pilgrims, by Rev, C, E, Jefferson. 
Congregational Missions. 
The Tercentenary and the A. M. A., 
by Rev, Oscar E, Maurer, 


The program for the interdenomina- 
tional Day of prayer has been prepared 
by Mrs. Luke G. Johnson of Atlanta, 
Ga., and is a particularly fine and help- 
ful outline. The theme is in harmony 
with the Home Missions study of the 
year. While arranged for an all day 
meeting it can be adapted readily to a 
shorter service by judicious f election 
and abridgment. It is distinctly a pro- 
gram of prayer with a place for short 
talks on definite subjects, a "key verse" 
and a motto suggesting the line of 
thought for each period of the service. 

Price 60 eents per hundred, postpaid. 
Order from Editorial Secretary, 287 
Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

thirds of the edition has already been 
dinposed of suggests a hint to secretaries 
of literature that it will be wise to send 
in orders promptly lest delay should 
bring disappointment. 

In spite of the unavoidable increase in 
price, the 1917 Year Books (Calendars) 
arc going well. The fact that nearly two- 


These Puritans had ideas where gioiy 
has not faded. They had beliefs whisn 
perpetu ation is the world's salvation. 
They believed in morality in public life 
and in private life, they believed that 
only the pure in heart shall see God. 
They believed in education and where 
ever they built a church they also built 
a school. They believed in the home 
and in the wilderness built up a home 
life which poets love to picture and 
which will remain a priceless and In- 
perishable possession. Tliey believed 
in liberty and they believed in it more 
and more — 

And above all else they believed in 
God. These men grasped and held the 
idea that a man live for God. 

Because of his belief tne Puritan was 
able to do great things. He laid the 
stepping slonee over which the race 
must pass in order to reach the golden 
agOi. He founded a commonwealth 
which became the comer stone of the 
New England Confederacy and this Con- 
federacy became in time the comer 
stone of a Republic which, please God. 
shall be a blessing to all coming nations 
and ages. 
From sermon by Rev. C, E. Jefferson, D. D, 

In her form and features still 
The unblenchlng Puritan will 
Cavalier honor. Huguenot grace, 
The Quaker truth and sweetness. 
And the strength of the danger — ^girdled 

Of Holland, blend In a proud completeness. 
From the homes of all, where her being 

She took what she gave to man; 
Justice that knew no station. 

Belief as soul decreed, 
Free air for aspiration. 

Free force for independent deed! 
She takes, but to give again. 
As the sea returns the rivers in rain; 
And gathers the chosen of her seed 
From the hunted of every crown and 

Fused in her candid light, 
To one strong race all races here 

Tongues melt in hers, hereditary foa- 

Forget their swerd and slogan, kith and 

'Twas glory once, to be a Roman; 
She makes it glory, now, to be a man.*' 

— Bayard Taylor. 


The American Missionary Association 

bring C. Garlord, TrMWunc - 217 Fourth Avenue, N»w York, N. Y, 

Receipts for November, 1916 
Tbe Daniel Hand Educatioiul Fund for Colored People 

Guiroit Receipts 

at Demorest, Qa.. S4. Woat Raxb«r7i Box 
of Church HymnalB, for Marlon, Ala. 
BnlBtT«ci Ffrst Ch., 14.26. CambrMBci 
MlBB C B. F., for Marlon. Ala., 60. Ci- 
kBiueti Second Ch., 3.71. DaltOBi «. 8. for 
Marlon, Ala.. 16: UrB. L. E>. C. for Wll- 

Unton of 

Jerleksi HoBea Bpauldlnff. It. 
M Afl S A CHC SBTTS — t B. 3 1 T. S8. 

(Donation I3.91D.19. Le^acIcB 14.467.67) 
AMkl*7i Ortbodox Cong'l Ch., 22. Anbarai 
Ch.. 40. Asbandalei Ch., ISS.SS. Arm 
First Ch., T. BaldwIiiTlIlei Primary De- 
partment of Sunday School of Memorial 
Cb.. 10. BalekertowBi Ch., 7.60. Brlmoati 
Plymouth Ch.. l.oe. Blaatftordi Plrat Ch.. 
10. BaatoBi Union Ch^bbl. rooda (or Ma- 
rlon, Ala. nrfshtsBi Cb., lO.DB. Rftxbnryi 
Bllot Ch.. Sllot Alliance. lor Scholarship 

S. F., two boxes ffoods for Pleasant Hill, 
Tenn. Korthanptoni Edwards Ch., H. H. 
Soc. for Wllmlng-ton. N. C 40; C. H. Ly- 
man'a S. 3. Claaa. for Wilmington, 10. 
Narth Attlcboroi li'lrst Ch., 3. Northbnroi 
Ch. Lymaa's SewlnK Soc, bbL and paclt- 
age goods (or Grand View. NorthbrldKci 
Rockdale Ch„ bbl. gootla for Marlon, Ala.; 
Rockdale Ch., bbl. eooda for Wllralngton, 
N. C. Ptalnllcldt Ch.. 1.26. RcadlBKi Ch., 
46.86. HochcBleri First Ch„ IS. ftoyaU- 
tODi Second Ch.. 6. Salcmi Ladles of Tab- 
ernacle Ch.. bbl. goods for King's Moun- 
tain, N. C. SomrpTlUei Highland Ch., 26. 
Sooth Deertleldi Ch., 7.16. Soatb Hodleyi 
Miss E. M. E.. for Saluda Seminary, 4. 
Sonlh NBttcki John Bllot Ch., S, iprtac- 
flfldi Memorial Ch., Woman's Guild, for 
Wllmtngton, N. C. 10. StansktDui C. F. 
Soc. for Hospital In Porto RIeo. 10. Wal- 
tkami Ch., 13; Mrs. N, M. P., for Cotton 
Valley School, 2; Good Cheer Circle, (or 
Moorhead, Miss,, 6. Warei First Ch 4 
WhalelTi W. M. a. bbl. goods for Marlon, 
Ala. Wabani Union Ch., 27. Websteri 
Miss A L. P.. bbl. goods for Marlon. Ala. 
WellBileri Miss M. E, H.. 1. Wcstbom 
T n o„„ «, .... ™ . .._ go^jg ,^, 


for WllmlDctoo, M. C WanwBi . 

Flnt Cb.. S.7S. WkltlBnlUei Vlllaf* Ch.. 
I,:i6.(l. WHnauiBi Mra. Eim.batti R*n- 
■om, (d«c«aaadj (or Student Aid at Or&nd 
View, Tean., 41.60. Wlaekntm Second 

In Porto Rico the foil on Ins iimountt: 
Caaibrltect First Ch., Aui.. 1. Dw>*cni 
Haple SL Ch., Aux., 1. Hclbrooki Aux.. 1. 
1 Aux., 1. Total 170!. 

Andimri Sarah C. Dove, SSS.St: Mra. 
Letltla Adams Rea, S.iOD.OO (reserve leg- 
acy 2,133.34), 1. Bcverlri Sarah 

8. itonehi _. 

(red C. Vinton, Eiec, 200.83. 

Ellen M. Bradlee. by Walter u. enow, 

Truitet. 300; Jennette T. Kimball, 11.22 

(reserve legacy 7,48), S.'i4, 


BsrrtBKtOBi Ch., 43. 7B. Brlstsli First 
Ch., 4S.10. Klanloni Ch., 63.^4. Faw- 
tneketi J. R. UcCall, for Talladega Col- 
lege, UG. PraTldcBcci Plymouth Ch., 25; 
"Anon," 10. 

NOTB. — See also amounts acltnowledsed 
under the W. H. M. A. of Mass. * R. L 

CONN ECTI CITT— 1 3 .0 3 4 . 1 e 

AbmbUi U F. a., lor Talladega Col- 
lege, 10. BerllBi Urs. O. F. D., bbl. goods 
for Grand View. BrIdsepoFti Olivet Cb., 
Members, «0; Park Street Ch., C. E. Soc, 
S.TO. BerllBt Becohd Ch., 26.64. Deep 
Riven Ch., 2.T3: Mra A. R. M., bbl. goods 
tor Qrand View. Dnrhami B. B., 3. Falr- 
Beldi Ch., 32.10. OoshcBi S. B.. H. H. Club, 
for Wllmlngttm, N. C, 10, OrecBwleki 
Second Ch., 26.__HBrU«rdi _Flrat _Ch. of 

Nangatachi H. B. T., 

> liedee 

, 154.06, NcwiB. 

for ThoraBBvlUe, Oa., 33.S6, Norili StOB- 
iRgtoni Woman's Union of Cong, Ch., box 
KoodH toT Grand View. North W<mdbBrr> 
Ch., 13. Norwiehi Sodalltas Club, (or Lex- 
ington Ky., ID: Mrs, L. B., for Saluda Sem- 
inary, 20, OrBBgei Auxiliary, for Medical 

Norwalki First Ch„ 

for Wilmington, N. C, 10; Hiss H. M. C, 
for Lexington, Ky., 6. SlaBordvillet Mrs, 
H. M, V,. (or S. A., TlUotson College. 6. 
SIOBlBKtoni Woman's Union, for Grand 
View, Tenn., 12. atratfordi B. B., 3B <10 Of 
Which for work In Porto Rloo). Tal- 
eonvtllei Mfb. J, Q. T,. for Marlon. Ala., 
SE. Terryvillei S. S., bbl. goods (or Wll- 

Flriit Ch. a. a. 


Tougiio» Coiiesa, IP. 

lega College, SOO; Mra'N. P., lor Tougaloo 
College, 600; H, H. P„ (or WeU Fund, 
Tougaloo College, 100, WatcrtowBi Flrat 
Ch., 4!.8G; Ladles Benevolent Soc for Lex- 
ington, Ky., 26; C. B, L., 6; M. U U.. for 
Lexington, Ky., 10. Wiartedi Second Ch., 
Women's Aaaoc, for beds at Talladen 
College, iL60; U A., of Cong'l Ch.. bbl. 
goods for Wilmington, N. C. 

Wobbb'b Cbbk*1 Haaa HlHiaBarr Halm 
of COBB^-Ura. U. DeWItt Williams. 
Treasurer. Betheli Ladles Mission Circle 
(or Grand View. 40. BridsepoMi South 
Ch., Ladles' Benevolent Soc, for San tee. 
20. FarKlBvtoai Woman's Assoc, for 
Wilcox Academy. Vernal. Utah, 16. iriBBk- 
liBi W. H. M. Soc. for Wilcox Academy, 
Utah. B. HarUetdi First 


Walker Aui. 

ISO: (GO. 

Merldeai Flrat Ch., Woman's 
i.eague, lor California Chinese Hlsalona, 
26; alao for Proctor Academy. ProTo, 
Utah, 36, Naw MlUordi Woman'a MlsalOD- 
ary Soc, for Proctor Academy, Proro, 
Utah, 16. WoTtk HavcBi Ladles' Benev. 
Soc, (or WUcoi Aeademv, Vernal, Utah, 
20. Roekvlllci Union Ch„ Ladlaa' Aid, 
for Talladega College, 26. Sastk Mas- 
ehcBtert Center Ch., Ladles' Benevolent 
Soc, for Thomasvllle, Oa., 21. Tarrlas- 
Mat Flrat Ch., Missionary Boo., for Sobol- 
arsblp Gregory Institute. 10. Total tlTl. 
NBW YORK— 12.114.84. 

(Donations tl,S42,»4, Legacy 1172.00.) 

raou"ir*cI _. ,-.. 

Ala. Brier BUli C E. L.u^.. uu.. s^, 
Marlon, Ala. BrooklTBi Bush wick Ave. 

Ch., 40; Ch. of the Pilgrims, bbl. goods 
- - Ala,;_^CUntDn _Av8._ C^., S41.I9: 


..-a.; at. Paul's Ch., bbl. good- ._. 

-Ion. Ala.; South Cb. S. 8., G6.64 (of whlob 
" '" -^ ), M. U R„ 

, Ch.. bbl. gooda (or Marlon. 

rjou. Aia.; oouLa ^u- o. o., 
46.64 for Pleasant HIIL Tt 

10; M. L. R., for Marlon, . .-, 

E. A. S., (or Tougaloo College, 40; Mrs. 
W. S. W., for Marlon, Ala., 26. Caaaadid- 
snat First Ch„ 50. CkBataaaaai Ulss B. 
H.. for Manual Training at Thomaavllle, 



. M. Soc. two 

— ' Joppa, Ala. Crewa PolBti 

Missionary Society, box goods for Marlon. 
Ala, Deaasbaroi (jh., 10.66 BlbHdgei Ch., 
16. FrankllBi Mlas J, A. R„ for Tougaloo 
College. 26. Oaspsrti Woman's Mission- 
ary Soc bbl. goods and 1. for Marlon 
Ala. GreeBei L. A. Soc. for Wilmington, 
N, C. 10. HamlltoBi Missionary Soc. bbl. 

Eooda (or Marlon, Ala. Houcri Ch., 26. 
ockporti First Ch., bbl, goods for Ma- 
rlon, Ala. HiddletowBi North Street Ch., 
bbl. eoDdH (or Marlon, Ala. Newark VbI- 
leyi First Ch., Ladles' MlsBlonary Soc. (or 
Piedmont College 10. New Yorki Broad- 
way Tabernacle Ch,. 645,46; Forest Ave. 
, Woman's Auxiliary 16; (G of WhlOb 

iHiiaaega uoiicge, an. jt-ierrevOBi naaori 
Miss A. L., for Saluda Seminary, 8.60. 
PoiighkeriiilFi First Ch., SS. RlehBOBd 
Hllli L. A, Soc, bbl. goods lor Wilming- 
ton, N, C. Rlverkeadi Sound Ave. CE.. 
60.46, Rochestcri Miss F. H. W., for 8. A. 
Talladega College, 26. R*«luiway Bcaeki 
First Ch,. 20. RBakTilIci Ch.. bbL goods 
r.., M»_.„_ Ala, Saratoga SBrlBsai Mra. 

^g ff^ Mar' — "- 

_..., — ^1. cpoda ft,. 

head. Miss. Skcrkaniei Ch., tor beds t.~ 
Talladega College, il.GO. Se4ui Hlaa S. 

Seneca Faltoi Ch., 


HICHIQAN— tSi».44. 

for Marlon, AJa.; Plymouth Cfi., Pbllathia 
Claaa, bbl. goodi for Qrand View. Tall- 
Baasi Willing Workara, two bbli. goods 
for Marlon, Ala. TlcoBdcriwa i Cfa., 4.14; 
L. M. 9oc, bbl. and bos Kooda for Marlon, 
Ala. WadluuMi I.adleB Aid Soc., for Ma- 
rion. Ala., a. GO. Waltom Woman's Mls- 
slonarr Union, two bbls. goodH for King's 
Mountain. WeatnianliiBd^i First Ch.. IT. 
WoodvUlci MIBB P. Li W., S. 

Kew Y«rk— Mrs. 

urer, Halli Woman's uiilon, lor san 
Uateo, New Mexico, 5.10. 

I.ock*arti Alice E. Crocker, ITS. 
NEW JEHSEY—t 199.00. 

Odar Or«VBi Cb., 8. Bcs Harbori Em- 
manuel Ch., B. Fnekoldt Mrs. H. E. T., 
for Marlon, Ala., 25. Hawortki Ch., B. 
3trmry Cttri Wavorlr Ch., 9. Nntleyi St. 
Paula Ch., 16; Saluda Circle, for Saluda 
"mliiBry. 15. IVeafOcldi Ch. of Christ, 



boxcfl goods for J op pa, Ala. 

Waman'a M«BW Minalonarr Dalan at 
Pcnnarlvaala — Mrs. David Howells, Treas- 
urer. Kaaei W. H. 8.. for Alaska Mission. 

M A RYL AN D — 1 2 G . 00. 

BaltlMOrei Associate Ch. 

Joppa, Ala., 16: Mrs. R. J, . 

of Mary Dodge McCauler, for Joppa. Ala., 
10: Miss C, K, box goods for Joppa, Ala. 

Plt«t CD.. 
skicri Ch., 
A. Talla- 
Cb., S.t4. 

t. Gnad 

CaioB ot 


memory odcDt 

Mloklcan — Ure. C. O. um.vis, j-reunurer. 
Aon Arbori a S., 3.25. CkHleTolxi Boys, 
1. ChelMBi 2.60. Dclrolli First, H; Flrat, 
for Trlalty School, 60. Traverae Cltyi 
Primary 8. K. for Orand View, 5. Total 

II.LINOI 9 — 1 1. 7 6.S0. 

(Donations f 706. 30, Legacy 11.000,00) 
Anrvnii New England Ch., 16,70. Aaa- 
tlni First Ch., 8.46. Cantoni First Ch., 
IS.TO. Ckleagoi Burnalde. Immanual Ch., 
B.Tfi; L^ka View S, 8., 4.4S; Leavltt 8t. 
Ch., 1.80- Pilgrim Ch., 36; Ravenswood Ch.. 
16.60; Rogers Park Ch., 25; St. Jamas 
(German) Ch^ 3; Wlndaor Park Ch.. 26. 
CIlttODi Ch. W, M, Soc, goods for Moor- 
bead, MlBs. Deeatari First Ch.. 63. 
DwiKkti Mrs. B. D. B., package goods for 
Grand View. Godficyi Cb., 3. Kenll- 
wortki Union S S., for Pleasant Hill, 
Tenn.. 12.50. Kewnneci First Cb„ 27.20. 
Id Harpei Union Ch.. G.60. Mollaer Mrs. 
W. P., bbl. goods for Marlon, Ala. Mttat 
ri.rri rrh i^. oak Parki Third Ch., SO.SO. 
~ " F., bbl. goods for Ha- 
Flrst Ch., 40. Prtace- 
Rocklordi Second Ch., 
60; Mrs. D. M. K.. S6; 

Peoria I 

toBi First Ch., . 
4,60; Mrs. W, E. 
Mrs. E. P. L., ■ 

bllea Ala. ' ' 




t Ch., 2.10. 

I Mrs. J. P., 

itltute. Ho- 



a, 6. 

s.. 1. ..._.. -. , 

Rackfordi Mary H. Penfleld. fl.OOO.OO. 
IOWA— 1368.98. 

Alsconai L. M, S^ two bbl a goods foi 
'Wilmington. N. C. AvMi (£.. Ifl.SO. 

Cedar Albi Mrs. " ■ ..-.— ^. 

lege, 6. Cedar B 

d. Aveai (£., 

O. Il, for Talladega Col- 



foods for Grand View; R. S. a, for beds, 
alladesa Collegre, 6. Creatoai First Ch., 
26. BoB^nmati Ch., 1.10. BarUBStoat 
Ch., 1. Chvrcht Ch., 4. Cllntoai Ch., 8.36. 
Davenyortt Edwards Ch., 8.84. Dea Molaeai 
Greenwood, Ch., 9.70; North Park Ch., for 
Student Aid, Talladefira College, 10. Bm- 
metsbarst Ch., 12.50. Garoea Pralrtoi 
Ch., 4.50. Ctairaert Ch., 2.76. Geaaa Blaltt 
Ch., 8.63. Grimaellt Ch., 80.26. Iowa FaUas 
Ch., 16.09. Jaekaoni a a, 1. lie Mani Ch., 
8. MaMa Cttrt Ch., 10. MoatleeUot Ch., 
5. Movlllet Ch., 6. New Hamptaai First 
Ch., 2.40. Oldss Ch., 14. OHenti Ch,, 8.26. 
Oskalooaat Ch., 1.52. Red Oaki Ch., 4.60; 
W. M. a, 8. Koek Rapldai Ch., 4.30. Slaaai 
Ch., 3.05. Stnartt Ch., 12.32. Trcyaori 
German Coner. Zions Ch., 2. IVaterlooi 
Mrs. J. H. Lb, box eroods for Marlon, Ala. 
Wbltiavi First Ch., 50. 

Wobuib's Home Mlasioaarsr UbIob of 
Iowa— Mrs. H. K. Edson, Treasurer. Al- 
aoBBi 83c. Cedar FaUat 3.80. Cedar 
Rapidas First. 3. Cberokeet 2.75. Cllatoat 
2.66. Dea MoiMesi Greenwoo4L 4.16; Ply- 
mouth, 1.75. sudoral Wee Folks Band, 
2.75. Blkaderi 1. Ottamwai First, 11.72. 
Rowaai T. P. a C. E., 6. Cheaaadoaki 
9.20. ToUl 149.62. 

WISCONSIN — 1218.38. 

Beloltt Mrs. R. C, for Saluda Seminary, 
30. Brodbeadt Miss A. A. W., for Joppa, 
Ala., and box goods, 5. DelaTant C E. Soc, 
for Joppa, Ala., 10. Eadeavori Trinity 
Ch., 10. Keaosaai First Ch., 25. Lancas- 
ter! First Ch., 7. Mllwaakeei Grand Ave. 
Ch., 61.08. Mlaeral Polats W. M. U., bbl. 
goods for Moodhead, Miss. Stoosbtont 
Ch., 7. 

'WoBuiB's Home Mlaeloaarj tJaloa of 
WlscoBslB—i^diss Mary Lt. McCutchan, 
Treasurer. Appletost T. W. Guild, 2.50. 
Belolti First, 6: Second, 4.25. Bdsertoai 
2.50. Blroyt 1.75. ETaasvUlei W. M. a, 
2.25; Y. L., 4.40. KeBoabat 3. liaaeaateri 
5. New Ricbmoadi 1.75. Ocoaomowoci 
50c. PlymoBtbi 60c. Preaeottt Ladies' 
Aid, 50c. Rblaelaadert 1.75. Spartai 11. 
SprtBgralet 3.75. StoasbtoBi 90c. Sob 
Pralrlei 3.50. Walwortbs L. A^ 50. Wan- 
kesbai 6. West Salemi 90c. Total |63.30. 

MINNESOTA — $411.26. 

Arsrrlei Ch., 3.50. Basleyi Ch., 29c. Ben- 
•OBs Ch., 93c. Bralaerdt First Ch., 2.50. 
Cbbbob Fallst Ch.. 1.40. Dexteri Ch., 75c. 
Dalotbi Pilgrim Ch., 17.50. Bliawortbt 
Ch., 1.35. Farlbanlts Ch., 4. FairmoBts 
Ch., 1.14. FeltOBt Ch., 35c. Foad da Laci 
Ch., 60c. GleBcoet Ch., 5.33. Graad Mead- 
ows Ch.. 25c. Lake Cltyt Ch., 5.28. Mata- 
wans Ch., 1.25. MiBBeapollsi Como Ch., 
5; First Ch., 15; Fifth Ave. Ch., 14.83; For- 
est Heights Ch., 5.50; Fremont Ave. Ch., 
2.15; Fremont Ave. S. S^ 66c: Linden Hills 
Ch., 4.43; Minnehaha, Ch^ 25c; Morning* 
side Ch., 1.20; Open Door Ch., 3.70: Pilgrim 
Ch., 1.72; Plymouth Ch., 45.32. St. Paali 
Immanuel Co.. 5.15; also bbl. goods for 
Marion, Ala.; Olivet Ch^ 5; S. a, for a A., 
Moorhead, Miss., 8; W. M. Society, bbl. 

goods for Moorhead, Miss. Sprlaa Valleyi 
h., 71c. WlBOBBi W. M. Soc for Medi- 
cal Residence in Porto Rico, 5; "A 
Friend," for Medical Residence in Porto 
Rico, 1. 

W^omaa's Hoaie Mlasloaarr UbIob of 
MlBnesota— Mrs. A. E. Fancher, Treasur- 
er. Akeleyi 50c. Aastiai 5.43. Blrchdalei 

1.05. Cedar Sport 50c. Cottage Groves 
1.08. CrookstoBi 5.60. Detroit! 2.11. Ex- 
celsior: 4.20. Freeboras 5.25. Oleacoet 
6.18. Graad Meadows 50c. Grovelaodt 

3.06. Haacoekt 2.80. Hastyi 1.12. Maa- 
katot First, 1.10. Maatorvtllei 2.11. MiB- 
Beapollsi Fifth Ave., 8.92; Linden Hills, 
3.10; Lyndale, 14; Lynnhurst, 1.88; Park 
^ve., 21: Pilgrim, 4.67; Plymouth. 66.88; 
Mrs. D. D. W., 7. Moorheadi 6.88. New 

Caasbrlai Ch., 

Rleklaadi 8.15. New matt 4.20. NyaMvat 
a S., 1. St. t*aali Immanuel. 26e: Olivet. 
4.20; Plymouth, 6.80; South Park, 1.0S; 
University Avenue, 1.40. Saak RapMat 
1.50. Sleepy Byes 1.40. StewartrUIet 2.62. 
Uieai 85a Wadeaat 90c. Wayaatat 1.68. 
WlBOBBi 42. Saatbrotai 2.42. Total 

MISSOURI — 119.56. 

Maplewoodt Ch., 4. New 
7. Sodallai First Ch., 8.56. 

KANSAS — 1117.90. 

Hmmboldti E. N. E., 38.80. iBdepeadeaeei 
Ch., 11.80. Kaaaaa Cltyi Central Ch.. 8. 
MaBhattaat First Ch. 87. Newtoat Ch., 9. 
Topekai First Ch., 13.30. 

NEBRASKA — $120.45. 

Ceateri Rev. W. B. P., for Pleasant Hill. 
Tenn.. 20. Fraakllat Ch., 14.80. ladlaaoUi 
Ch, 12. LiaeolBi Plymouth Ch., 40; Bible 
School, 6.40. Pardami Ch^ L. Stoekirlllet 
Ch., 6.26. SnttoBi First German Ch.. 20. 

NORTH DAKOTA— $20.21. 

Bldridaes Ch., 2. Heaaleri Ch., 1. Het- 
tlagert Ch., 3. Orlskat Ch., 8. 

Wonum'a Home Mlasloaarr Ualoa of 
Nortk Dakota-^Mrs. M. M. White, Treas- 
urer. Jaatestowai 11.21. 

SOUTH DAKOTA — $118.10. 

Aberdeeat Ch., 2.88. Bereafordi Ch., 
2.97. Bowdlei Ch., 19. Breatfordi Ch.. 4. 
Foreatborgs Miss E. H. a and Mra J. V. 
for Wilmington, N. C, 10. Hoaaiert Hos- 
mer Parish, 15. Letcbers Ch., 1.40. MU- 
baaks Ch., 10. Parkatoat German Ch., 10. 
YermlllloBt Ch., 8. Yaaktoat Ch., 9. 

WoBuui'a Hoa&e Mlsaloaary Ualoa of 
SoBtb Dakota-^Mrs. A. Loomis, Treasur- 
er. Aberdeeat W. M. a, 1.50. Aeadeaiyi 
W. M. a, 1.20; Thank offering, 1.20. Alcest- 
ert W. S, 77c. Atboli W. a, 50c. Aratoari 
W. a, 90c. Belle Foarebet W. a, 85c Crca- 
bardt Ch., 60c. Caaovas W. Sm_1.10. Dead- 
wood i W. S,, 70c. DeSmett W. a, 78c. 
Erwlat W. S., 75c. Gotklaadt W. a, 60c 
Huroat W. S., 4.20. Lake PreatOBi W. a, 
60c LoOBilat W. a, 80c Mobrldges W. 
a, 30c Mltcbelli W. S., 2.15. Myroai W. 
a, 60c. (Mdbami W. a, 25c Plerrei W. 
a, 1.50. Rapid Cltyi W. 8.. 1.60. Ree 
HelgbUi W. a, 2.25. Redfleldat W. a. 
2.25. SloBx Fallat W. a, 3.40. Total 

COLORADO — $63.95. 

DeBvert Primary Dept. Citv Park a a, 
for Alaska Indian Mission, 26; North Ch., 
75c; Pilgrim Ch.. 8. Flagleri Ch., 1.90. 
Greeley s Colorado German Conference. 
10. LoBgmoBti First Ch., 13.60. Moatroaet 
Ch., 5. Selbertt Ch., 1.40. Steamboat 
SprlBgst Ch., 1.65. Strattoai Ch., 1.75. 

OYLAHOMA — $46.10. 

Gotbrlei Warner Ave. 8, a, 1. ^BBlagai 
Ch., 3.20. Maachesteri Ch., 1.60. Maal- 
tool German Frledensgemelnde Ch., S. 
Oklahoma Cltyi Pilgrim Ch., 8. a, 1.50. 
PleaaaBt Homes Ch., 80c Weatherfordt 
German Zions Ch., 85. 


CALIFORNIA (NoHhera) — $244.87. 

Berkeley! First Ch., 42; Mrs. O. W. U. 
for Saluda, N, C, 7. Bowleai Ch.. 1.12. 
FreaBoi Zion Ch., 7; First Ch., 10. Kea- 
woodi Ch.. 1.95. OaklBBdi First Ch., 45. 
Calvary Ch.. 2.25; Olivet, 1.10. Paradlaei 
Ch.. 1.25. Parkfleldt S. S.. for Saluda Sem- 
inary. N. C, 10. Sbb Rafaelt Ch., 2.60. 
Saa Jose: Ch., 5. Saratoga i Ch., S.75. 
Somonai Ch.. 3.13. Saa Fraaclaeoi Pil- 
grim, a a. 2.50. 

W^omaa'a Home Mlsaloaary Ualoa of 
Nortbera Callforala— Mrs. O. W. Luoaa. 



lie Oreai l.i 
laWi First »■ 

First, 11.10. BowI«i 
[«wHdi SSc. Oak- 
4.60; OUvet. 

First Ch., 90; Vernu.1 «vb., lu. 
Flnt Ch., 17.50; Lake Ave.. 1 
Ch., 1.70. niTvnIdei Cb., IE. I 
Flrat Ch., 27.04. Wklttlcri Ch., 

Fsrcwt antT*> fi' K 

St. HclCKBt Ch. 

I HoHC Hlulsu 

I Ch., '6. 

Ilnlvn of 

_ .. Murdook, Treaiurer. 

PortlMBdi First S. S.. SE; BunnysLde. W, M. 
S., E. Total |3D. 

LlBdi Zion Ch., 40. l _._ 

phia Oerman Ch., 10. B«attlei First, 
man Ch., 6; Oreen Lake Ch., 4; PilBrim 
Ch., Home Jr. Soc, 4; Mrs. O. It. Baker, far 
Marlon, Ala., G. SpokSBei WeHtmtnBter 
Ch., to. Walla WalUi ZIon German Ch., 


r Oaloa •( Dt>h— 

. Treasurer. W. M. 

Ch., !. lUeklaadi Cb., 

McCain Ch,, 

New PIrB«i 

Talei Qerman Ch. 

K BNTnfm V — 1«. 80. 

HMdletowBi Thimble Society, for Pleas- 
ant HIII, Tenn., E.SO; Miss J. IB., for Pleas- 
ant Hill, 1. 

RncklBBhaBii W, M. Soc. for Hospital 
Bt Humacao, Porto Rico, 3, WllBalartoai 
Blrthdajr Fund (or OreKory Institute, 4.06, 
folina. t. 
M. 9. of If. Ci 
FBBswIek) Teacher 

tlBt Ch., .25; Sav- 

annah i tltute. 1; 

G. W. 1 D., 1; a 

p.. BOc; ;; W. H., 

B; P. F, it, 1; L 

M P., 2; R. H. S.. 

1; W. B. .50: Rev. 

1. L. T. >. W„ !;■ 

H. B. -fl 

ABdalanlai (Antloch) Ch., 1. Aaalatoai 
Rev. J. B.. for Talladega College. 4. Cen- 
trait Ch.. 1. DoBleri CIi., 1. ifiieklebBrKi 
Ch., 1. HalervlUei Ch., 2. HradlaBdt 
Ch., I, iroaatoni Ch., tor Talladega Col- 
lege, 3.80. Marloni MlBa B. K.. for Lincoln 
Normal School, 1. Searlskti Ch.. 1. Tal- 
ladmi 8, S., for TalladeKa ColleKe. G. 
TkarabTi Ch„ 2. 

niasissiPFi — tET.on. 

HerldUai Meridian Club, for Toug-Sloo 
Collese, 42. ToBsalaoi Hlsa T. G. B.. 20; 
Hiss F, 8. G., 6, tor Tougaloo CoIIsKe. 

ABstlni Mr. and Mrs. J. A. W,. for Com. 
Dept.i Tlllolson ColleKe, S.gO. Cvrpaa 
Cbrletli Mrs. A. O., for B. A. TIllotsoD 
CoUoKev 1. Dallas) Central Ch., 7.20: Ju- 
mluB HelKbIa Ch., l.SG; ConBTreKatlonal 
Conference of Texas tor a A. Tlllotson 
Col]eK«, SG. 
HAWAII— 114.00. 

Hanalalni W. A. B., for Saluda Semin- 
ary, 44. 


Donations flt.SOl.SS 

LeKaClea G.g41.g7 

Total n9,44I.9S 

FrMB Ot^tober 1 t« Nevenber 3Mk, 1MB. 

Donations 121,885.92 

Legacies T.6e4.8i 

Total .*Z9,5GD.74 

Talladega Collesr Endowment 

Fund. Talladega, Ala 127,000.00 

Boston. Mass., Eatate of Benja- 
min F. Dewing, deceased, the 
Dewing Fund 10,000.00 


GEORGIA — (52.00. Bi 

AtlMBsi "A Friend" for Kindergarten, From the Bat 

Knos Inst., 11.25. Savaaaabi Bryan Bap- additional . 



1 Of Daniel Hand. 

Congresrational Church Building Society 

Chkriea H. Bmker, Treasurer - 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Receipts for August, September and October, 1916 

(Continued from December number.) 

HIN NES OT A— 1 1 , 8 0. 8 9. 

Ada) let. 10.80. Akelcyi .G2. Au«Ibi 
S.00. Beud .88. Bralaerdi 1st, (.00. Oas- 
naa FaUsi 1st. 1.50. Comlli 1st. W. 8., 
G.OO. DMca OcBteri 1st, S.OO. Dnlntbi Pil- 
grim, 80.00. ISxeelalori (.00. Falrtaoati l»t. 
1.. w -_ jdj^ PreebOTBi .58. 

.S2. Marietta. 1.4E. Hanhalli 2 Oa Mlaae- 

BMllai Eth Ave., SLIg; let, 8.00; Forest 
Hts., S.IO: Lyndale, 8.58; Unden Hllla. 

Lynnhurst. 2.88; Minnehaha, S.60; 

".16; Plymouth, 119,73; Union, 
2.70. New RIehlandl lat, 4.50. 
New York HIUbi .72. Norihfleldt 8G.00. 
FelleaB Kapldai let, .80. St. Paali For- 
rest St.. 886.00; Olivet, IS. 00; Plymouth. 
9.00: South park, 1.48: University Ave., 


.28: vine 



2.04. SpHnm Valleyi 1.12. -WaterrUlet let, 
2.56. IVayaatat 2.40. Zvmbrotai .06. 

"W. H. M. U« — ^Adai .98. Akeleyi .40. Alez- 
amdrlai 1.66. Avstlnt 2.40: Blk Lake. .20. 
Biwabikt .86. Bralaerdi Ist. 1.16. Ca»BMi 
Fallal 23. Cedar Span Oraceton, .12. Com- 
frexi 1.32. Correllt .56. Cottace GrOTet .21. 
Dod^e Ceatert .86. Dvlatht Pilgrim. 4.60. 
Bxceliiiori .20. Fairmonts 1.83. FarlMiilti 
1.86. Freeborn t .22. Glenwoodi 1.11. Graa- 
adai .24. Grand Meadows .65. Glyadons 1.00. 
Haneoeks .80. Hntehlaaons .56. Little Fallai 
.86. MantorrUles .46. Mariettas .70. Mar- 
ahalls .80. Medfords .22. Minneapollas Ist, 
.90; 5th Ave., 1.95; Forest Helcrhts, 1.22; 
Fremont Ave.. .71; Ldnden Hills, 2.24; 
Lyndale, 1.50; Lynnhurst, .46; Park 
Ave., .48; Pllgrrlm, 1.26; Plymouth, 
16.86; Vine, .40. Montevldeoi .60. 
Morrlat 1.15. New Richland i .46. 
New mm I .30. New York MlUas .26. North- 
fleldi 4.20. Robblnadales .84. St. Loalai 
Park, .19. St. Pauls Immanuel: .46; Olivet, 
.90; Paciflc, .10; South Park, 20. Sank 
Centers .70. Silver Lakes .76. Sprlnsllelds 
.48. Spring Valeys .16. StewartavUles .81. 
IVadenas .15. IVaaeeas .64. Wayaatai .82. 
ivmiaauis .12. 

MISSOURI— $316.20. 

Auroras Ist. 6.00. Eldons Christ. 5.00. 
Honey Creeks 6.00. Kansaa Cltys Westmin- 
ster, 225.00. Jopllns East, 2.00.' Lebanon s 
1st. 10.00. Neoahos 1st, 18.00. NoHh Sprlmr- 
flelds Pil£rrlm« 17.00. St. Loulas Hyde Park, 
10.00; Pilgrrim, 10.00; United, 2.20. Sprlnir- 
flelds German. 6.00. 

MONTANA— $9.58. 

Merinos 1.00. Sidneys 8.58. Wentmores 1.00. 
l^lbaux, Ist, 4.00. 

BTOSBRASKA— 1685.35. 

Arcadia s 1st. 8.25. Arlington s Christ 
17.75. Avoeas 12.25. Blalrs 1st. 8.90. Car- 
rolls Welsh. 6.00. Cretes German, 10.00. 
Doniphan, 1st 12.00. Falrflelds 1st, 24.50. 
Fairmonts 1st. 34.25. Friends German. 
10.00; C. E.. 1.00. Genoni Ist. 8.00. Grand 
Islands Pilgrrim. German, 10.00. Hallams 
German. 8.00. Hnattngrss Ist. 24.26. Hnve- 
locks 1st. 3.00. Hay Sprtagrss 1st, 8.75. Hy- 
annlas 4.25. LIbertys 1st, S. S., 8.60. Lin- 
coln s 1st, 82.25. McCooks German. 10.00. 
Napers Ist. 2.00. Nellshs 1st. 6.00. Norfolks 
Zlon, German. 5.00. Olive Braaehs German, 
7.50. Omahas 1st, 26.95; Plymouth, 16.00; 
St. Mary's Ave., 107.50. Princetons Ger- 
man. 16.00. Red Clonds 18.00. Trenton s 
0.20. Verdons 1st. 26.25. Weeping Waters 
24.00. Yorks German, 25.00. 

NEW^ HAMPSHIRE — $224.20. 

Alsteads 1st. Center, 1.32. Amherst s 4.40. 
Barrlnartons East. 9.00. Exeters 1st 14.00. 
Franconlas 12.81. Goshen s 1.00. Hudson s 
8.27. Keenes Court St., 81.00; Ist, 32.50; 
S. S., 10.00. Lancasters 8.63. Lymes 16.00. 
Marlboros 2.22. Merldens 7.00. Milton s 1.06. 
Orfords 4.00. Plttsflelds Mrs. Stephen R. 
Watson. 50.00. Sallsburys 1.00. Swanseys 
9.00. IVebaters 1st. 7.00. 

NEW JERSET»$146.77. 

Montdalrs Watchungr Ave., 6.00. New- 
arks Belleville Ave.. 10.02; 1st, Jube Mem'l 
36.00. Pateraons Auburn St., 10.00. Plaln- 
flelds Swedish. 6.00. Rlchlands 1st, 3.25 Up- 
per Montclairs 77.50. 

NEW YORK— $660.16. 

Aqueboanes 12.52. Arcades 10.00; S. S., 
2.50; Klnrs Guild, 1.50. Bridvewntert 3.00. 
Brooklyn s Evangel. 8.00; Lewis Ave., 
17.50; Parkville. 1.10. ChnrchvUles 8.12. 
Clarknons Ist. 4.00. Galness 4.14. Greenes 
10.00. Lake Views . 4.00. Moravia s 
1st. 16.00. New Yorks Mt Hope, 
27.00; Pilgrim, T5.00. Norwickt 5.29. 
Qrlenti 25.00. IParishvllles 2.40. Phoenizs 

20.10. Pine Inlands German. 15.00. Port 
Leydens 1st. 2.09. Proapectt Moriah. Welsh. 
6. Rlverheadi South Ave.. 86.28. Salamaaeas 
1st, 8.30. Sckenectadys Pilgrim, 7.50. Syra- 
cuses Plymouth, 120.05. Waltont 27.14; a 
S.. 20.00. Wnraaws 80.00. IVateHowns Em- 
manuel, 8.63. Wklte Plalnas Scarsdale. 
80.00. White Plains and Tldnltys 30.00. 

1¥. H. M. U.— A«uebo8:nes L. A.. 2.00. 
Arcndes K. G., 1.00. Bangor s C. E.. 1.50. 
Berkshire s U A.. 4.00. Blnffhamtons East 
Side, 1.00. Bnltalos Pilerrim. 10.00. Chenan- 
go Forkss 1.00. Mt. Vernon Hel^htss 80.00. 
New Yorks Broadway Tabernacle, .60. 
Perry Centers 2.00. Pnlnskis W. M., 10.00. 
IJtIcas Bethesda, 2.00. 


Haw Rivers St. Andrews Chapel. 2.00. 
Little's Mllhis Snow Hill. 340.00. Ralelshs 
1st, 89.19. 

NORTH DAKOTA— $111.53. 

Barries 8.00. Deerlnss 1.10. Dickinsons 
20.00. Elliotts German. 7.00. FoothlUas 
2.00. Foxholms 6.00. Lignites 2.00. Medlnnt 
Zion, 5.00. Mlchlaran Cltys 1st 6.71. Mohalli 
Union. 1.00. Orrs Union, 20.00. Petrels 1.72. 

1¥. H. M. U. — Beach s 4.00. Craryi 10.00. 
BlbowOo<l8s 3.00. FarKOS Ist. 2.00. Formant 
1.00. Getehells 6.00. OranvUles 1.00. Lad- 
bnrys 5.00. 
OHIO — $784.05. 

Akroas West. 25.60. Amhcrats 2d, 2.00. 
Bereas .70. Brooksflelds Welsh, Church & 
S. S.. 8.79. ChllUeothes Plymouth, 2.00. 
Clnclnnntls Walnut Hills. 20.02. Clnridoni 
2.40. Clevelnnds A Friend, 11.00; CoUin- 
wood, 4.70; Cyril. 8.00; Ist, 4.76; Grace, 
8.00; Lake View, 2.00; Park. 14.00; United. 
L. A. a, 1.15. Columbus s Eastwood, 9.00; 
Plymouth. 22.50; South, 3.38. Cuynhosn 
Falls s 2.32. Bant Clevelnnds 4.60. Blyrlns 
1st. 16.84. Fnlrports 3.00. Greenwichs 1st, 
1.80. Llmas 4.30. Locks Centerburer. 8.00. 
Loralas l8t« 17.00. Mansflelds 1st. 84.83; 
Mayflower. 6.00. Medina s 30.00. Mount Ver- 
non s Ist. 7.20. North RldffcvUles 3.25. Ob- 
erllns Ist, 24.10. Parkmaas 5.66. Rootstowns 
9.91. Sanduskys 1st. 5.50. Shnadons 4.72. 
Sprlnirllelds Ist, 15.25; 1st S. S., 4.95; 1st 
a E.. 2.16. Tnlmad^es Ist. 27.75; a S.. 650. 
Toledos Plymouth. 4.55: Washingrton St. 
20.51. Twinsburss 6.65; S. S., 8.95. Waynes 

W^. H. M. V. — Akrons Ist. 16.82; a S.. 3.75; 
West. 7.63. Ashtnbulns 1st. 4.62; 2d. 3.15. 
At waters 1.40. Auroras 1st, 1.40. Auatln- 
burss 2.80. BellcTues L*. A., 8.36; C. E., 1.40. 
Belpres 2.10. Bereas M. S., .70; C. E., .70. 
Brownhelms 1.68. Burtons 1.06. Chnrdons 
.90. Chatham s 2.10. ChllUeothes .16. Cln- 
clnnntls Plymouth. 1.75; Walnut Hills, 
3.74; Walnut Hills W. S., 1.40; Walnut 
Hills, S. a. 2.10. Claridons 2.80. Clevelands 
Archwood, 10.00; Bethlehem. 1.40: Collin- 
wood. 3.85; Denison, 1.40; East Madison. 
1.40; Euclid. 4.90; Euclid W. S.. 17.50; Eu- 
clid Y. L.. 3.50; 1st, 4.48; 1st. S. a, 2.87; 
Grace. .63; Highland, .77; North, .70; North 
a a, .70; Nottinghani, .49: Park. W. A., 
2.42; Park, S. S.. 1.40; Pilerrlm, 14.00; Trin- 
ity, 1.75. Columbuss 1st. 1.75; Plymouth, 
2.45. Connenuts 2.52. Coolrllles .70. Cuyn- 

hona Falls s L. M. S.. 1.96; a a. .70. BnBle-> 
Tllles .15. Bast Clevelands Calvary, 8.60; 
East, 2.45; East W. A.. 8.85; Bast a a, .70. 
Blyrlns 1st. 7.00; 2d, 2.04. Fnlrports .70. 
Fredericksburg s W. S. 1.54; C. E.. .70. 
Greenwichs .70. Irontons .49. Jefferson s 
1.47; C. E.. .84. Kents Ist. 7.00. Lakewoods 
1.26. Limns 2.81. LItchllelds S. S.. .85. Lo- 
rain s 1st, W. A.. 4.20; 1st. a S., 8.50; 1st. D. 
^f W. A., .70; 2d. 1.40. Lymes C. E., .70. Mad- 
ison s Central, 1.12. Mallet Creeks .84; York, 
.42. Mansflclds Mayflower. .50. Mnrtettnt 
1st, 6.06; Harmar, 2.50. Mnrysrlllei W. M. 
U.. 3.01; a a. .56; C. K. .66. Mediant 17.64. 
Mount Temons 8.60. Newarki Plymouth, 


VKRMONT— 1 2 8 1 . 4 T . 

AlbasTi S 00. BcBBlBKfoHi North. 6.10; 
2nd. 10.4E. Bcrkiklrei Baat. 10.50. BerllBi 
3.76. Calalsi E&st, 1.0(1. Cbetieai 8.01. Bdoia- 
boFKi 9.50. FcrrlKbnrKi 4.00. Hollandi 1.4£. 
HT-de Parki 2nd, 2.00. Maarb eaten Center, 
27. S5. Nenbarri 29.00. St. JahaabarTi 
North. 28.00, Saxton'a RlTcrt 23.00. Sostk 
Hero A Grand lalei 5.00. Tbctfordi North, 
8 87. WaUiavfordi 27.20, Vfttln Riven 20.00. 

FalU Chorchl Ist. 


OKI. AHOH A— 1 216.06. 

Gavri 1st .70. Oatbrlei Went, G.20, Har- 
monri .2G. Hllladalei 2.30 OMahoina 
CItri PllK.. 8.70. Oltert Klnsflaher, 7G.00. 
Sparkai Plymouth, li)0.00. Vtnltar 1st, 
6.60 Went Hnthriei Union, t.fO. 

W. H, M. C-^Alpkaskai S. H., .2S. GaKel 
.15. Ib-Bapaacri .02. HlllHdalei .SO. OkTa- 
kona CltTi Harrison Ave. S. R. 4.96: Har- 
riflon Ave. Aux., S.901 Pilgrim, .•7. VUltai 
.OREGON — t431.Sl. 

I 10.00. Carvalllai Ist, 13.80. 

— ..)1, iDBei Ist, S.OO. Lebaaoni 

2.00 Haaltori 7.00. New Krai St. John Ger., 
225.00. Psrtlaadi AtklnBon Mem'l, 12. 00^ 
. . -J German, 10.00: Sunnyalde. 

Kalamai lat. 6.60. Keaacwlcki 1.06. Ktrk- 
laadi iHt, 10.00. Ode»ai Frladenefleld. 
10.00; PllKrlm, Qerman. 25.00. Palaka CItri 
Ist. 2.10. (iDlaeri Salem, Qerman. 10.00, 
Sealtlei Columbia, 6.00: Pauntleroy, 1.80; 
Qreenlake. 4.00. Tacomai Ist, 16 00. Walla 
Wallai Ist, SO. 00. 

WISCONSM— ttS».57. 

BelDlti 1st. 34.49. Berllai Union, 1.76. 
llFodheadi 4.77. Cnblei 1st 5.00. Clan LabPi 
(Krueer) Moody, 1.00. Cnliuabasi 35.00. 

c .> j_ . on An n i JQ I,arrO»«l 

Foad da Lnci 30.01 

laroni l.GO. LaCro 
Bt, 14.96. I 

00. MlltOBI 

PENNSYLTA?! I A—f 87.80. 

Allevhenri Slavonic, IG.OO. Kanei 13.50. 
LaKBford. 2nd. 15.00. MIlFoyi White Mem'l, 
21.F.0. .Vantleokei 3.70. Phtladelphlai Rev. 
E. F. F., Z.OO. PlltabarBki Swedish. E.OO. 
Sprlas Creeki 6.0O. Vfr»t Sprla* Crecki 
1st 1.20. WUIUnupfwIi lat, 4.00. 

Pawtaekelt Park Place. 49.00. Pmvl- 
deaeei Beneficent, 43.20; Free, 2.70: Peo- 
ple's, 3.00. Rlvrrpolati 18.00, 

W. H. M. .1.— See credit under Maaa, 

SOUTH DAKOTA— 1 1.781. 4 S. 

Cedari 1.13. CealervlUer Ist 3.06. Eu- 
tclllaei 4.46. Falrfazi Bethlehem. German, 
10.00; Hope, 10,00, Fraakforti 2.20. Hearyi 
10.35. Iroqaalsi 1,150.00. Neivelli Ist, 4.00. 
Rapid Ctlyi 1st, 3.00. Redtleldi lat, G.SO. 
RedlKi 2.26. Rec Hetshtai A. H. R.. 5.00 
SeatJaaili 1st German. 2.50: Hottnung-s- 
thal, Ger., 2.50; Neubers, 2. GO; FetersburK, 
3.60: Belmenthal. 2.60; Zoar, Z.GO. Walli 
United, 475.00. V~ - ^ " — " " 

iBt 2,45. YaakloB 

i.ib. WiBfrcdl 

H. M. V. — AberdecBt 

1.26. Bcdileldi 5.10. H«« lTel*bti . 

2.00. Saateei 2.00. Sprinvdeldi 3.30. Slonx 
Fallat 6.00. VaUey Sprlacai 1 OG. Vcrmli- 

loBi 6.28. Wat 

HmlMtr't Cbayeli 
UTAH — 18.00. 

Fr«TOi lit, 8,00. 

I, Willow Lake I 

2.25. I.akc Mlllai 

0. 9keboyKaBi 
0. IVaokeikai au.u 
Uliaw Bar) ISt, 6.01 
W. H. H. 17,— Bi 

■kai 3.00. Lake C 

.70, LaBeaalcri .9d. ncBoiaoBiei viu* 
nonkeei Plymouth, 7.00. New RIckBioadi 
.35. OeonomowDci .45, Plymaatbi B. B.. .36. 
ItaelBei Plymouth. .70. Raadalpki .36. 
RklaelBBderi .70. Rlpont 1.60. River Pallai 
.30. SoBtk KankaDDBi 1.20. Spartai 1.95. 
Tonabt l.GO. Ualon Grovei .96. VIolai 5.00. 
Waukeskai 1.00. Wkitcwateri 13.50. 

WYOMING — 1114.13. 

Blc Horni lot 3.00. llauMcrt 17. Biif- 
rnlst 2.06. Ckeyennei let 8,2S; W. B.. 4.1,3. 
Dartoni 2.50. Federalt .50, Oreea Rivrrt 
.79. Luaki Church & W. S., 6.68. Maavlllei 
1st 75.00. STodei Union. .60. Plaedalei ' ' 
.58. R<Kk Bprlnsi - — " =- - r. -n. 

& C. E., 2.10. 

TaMel~i~r50.'~Whcii'tlaB"di" Union, Chiiruh ft 

W. S.. 3.00. 



CoroBai Ist. 100.00. Lam ABKelem Be- 
rean. 125.00; Qarvanza. 100.00; Meaa 60.00; 
Providence. 75.00. Pnrtervlllci let 600.00- 
Baa DIcBoi Logan Heights, 260,00, Saala 
BaFbdrai 1st, 147.40. VpBicei Union. 250.00. 
Wklltleri Plymouth, GOO. 00. 

Cvlorado Cltyi 1st 80.00 Dravert City 
Park, 400.00; 7th Ave., 37.50. PBebloi Pil- 
grim, 26.00. 

WaaklnstoBi Ingram Mem'l. 100.00. 

Taapai 1st iOO.OD. 



Plnmateri Ist. 60.00. 


Anatlni Ist. 100.00. Manriuillt Ist, 250.00. 
WeatTlUet 10.00. WllMettet 100.00. 


Blalrsbms Ist. 100.00. B^dxrUIci Ist. 
50.00. Mt. PleaMttti 1st, 300.00. Waterloot 
Plymouth, 177.50. 


NewtOBi 100.00. Sedffwlckt Plym. 100.00. 
SylTlat Ist. 40.00. 


New Orle«B»i Beecher Mem'l, 85.00. 


Aabamt 6th St., 90.00: So. PoHlaadi 

Cape Elizabeth. 100.00. 


Haverhall: Riverside Mem'l, 90.00; Zlon, 
50.00. l^arehamt 1st. 400.00. 


Beldlnffi Ist, 60.00. Otaesos 1st, 100.00. 


Jopllai East. 200.00. Neaakot Ist, 100.00. 
St. liOnlat Hope. 100.00. 


BUllnarst 175.00. Sldaext People's. 560.00. 


Doniphan} Ist, 104.36. Franklin t 200.00. 
Lln«olnt Vine, 250.00. Norfolk, German, 


BemardaTlllet Ist, 62.50. Bliaab«th: 15.00. 
Grantwoodt 350.00. 

N£:W YORK — 

Ba7 Shores 175.00. Brooklyn i Rugby, 
50.00. 'WoodhaTeni Christ, 300.00. 


Concords 1st. 5.00. NIavarat Union, 20.00. 


Glen Ulllni 60.00. Hanklnaont Christian 
Union, 25.00. HUtoboroi 1st. 80.00. 


liinuit 1st. Balance. 2,479.00. Norwalkt 
1st. 200.00. 

Portlands 2d. German. 80.00. 


Bnttonwoods 50.00. Phlladelphlas Ken- 
singrton, 50.00. Plttabarirh i Swedish. 250.00. 
Plymouth s 1st. Welsh. 200.00. Weat IPltts* 
tons 1st, 200.00. WUke« Barres 2d, Welsh, 


Redllelds 100.00. Valley Sprlnarss 100.00 
WaUs United, 50.00. 


KnoxTllles Bal.. 350.00. 


Vanderwerkens 25.00. 


BUInes 100.00. Eaat Tacomas 100.00. 
Spokane s Corbln Park, 100.00. Tacom^i 
Plymouth, 100.00. 


HUUboros 600.00. Madlsoas Pilflrrlm, 
25.00. Raclnes 1st. 100.00; Plymouth, 450.00. 
Sheboygan s Ebenezer, German. 25.00. 

Sontb Mllwaakoes German. 28.00. Vaapert 
Ist, 50.00. 

Wheatland I Union. 150.00. 



Hartford s Mrs. H. C. C, 300.00. 


Cleveland. O.. Mrs. Z. Z. W.. 500.00; Mid- 
dletown. Ct., Mra M. I* P.. 2.000.00; New 
Mllford. Ct.. Mrs. B. J. C. 500.00. 

LEGACIES, 98,86S.aS. 

Estate Alice M. Goodrich. Hartford, 
Conn.. 17.704.29. Estate Prances H. Lam- 
ed, Putnam. Conn.. 476.00. Estate Rev. 
Geo. Z. Mechliner, Hamilton. O., 690.00. 



Lemon Groves 1st. 25.00. Whittlers Ply- 
mouth. 35.00. 


Denver s City Park. 82.00. Lovelands 1st. 
German. 48.88. 


Brld^eports Swedish. 45.00. 

Bolae CItys 45.00. 


Anatlns 1st. 33.00. Chlcaaros Wellington 
Ave.. 118.50. Roffera Parks Ist, 105.00. W1I- 
mettes 10.76. 


Mt. Pleasants 1st,' Balance. 36.00. 


Lynn, Scandinavian. 127.50. Warehams 
Ist. 40.00. 


Traverse CItys 1st, 23.00. 

Grantwoods 31.50. 


Bnltalos Pilf?rim. 41.00. Jameatowns Pilff. 
Mem'U 1.75. Mt. Hopes 131.25. Mt. Vemons 
147.00. W^oodhaveas Christ, 15.00. 

l^llllstons 60.00. 


Clevelands Glenville. 23.08. Lorain s 2d, 
12.50. Newarks Plymouth, 82.50. 


Sparks s Plymouth, 3.00. 


Hood Rivers Riverside. 30.00. Portlands 
German. 27.00. 


Allevhenys 1st (Pittsburgrh), 40.00. Phil- 
adelphlas Kensington, 33.50; Park. 12.00. 


Cranston s 49.05. Pavrtvcketi Smithfleld, 


Redflelds 13.00. 


Chattanooga s Pile:., 50.00. Kaoxvilles 

Seattle s Pilff.. 6.00. 




Raclaei Plymouth, 40.60. 


Burke. Id.. Union, 100.00; Corn Bxchan^e 
Bank, 297.79; East St. Liouis. 111., Good- 
rich, 126.85; Franklin Trust Co., 91.87; 
Manville, Wyo., Ist, 5.60; Trinidad, Colo., 
Ist, 42.45; Verden. Okla. Union 18.00; West 
Duluth. Minn., Plym., 28.50. 


B. A O.z R. R. Co., 90.00; Cato, N. Y.. 
80.00; Cleveland Short Line Ry. Co., 225.00; 
Cleveland Trust Co.. 17.50: Concord & Mon- 
treal Co.. 5.25; Conn. & Pass. R. R., 12.00; 
Fairbanks Morse & Co., 81.60; King-s Co. 
Elev. R. R., 600.00; Lawyers' Mortgrage Co., 
187.60: Ia L R. R.. 600.00; N. Y. C. A H. R. 
R, 12.60; N. Y. C Revenue Bonds. 7500. 


Chickasha, Okla. Insurance, 28.68; C. H. 
M. S. Rebate. 111.67; N. Y. C. Pllprrlm, 
S11.14; Notary Fees. 5.60; Waysata, Minn., 



LoBsatonti Ist, 20.00. 


BovtoB— 2d, Dorchester, J. A. A., 600.00. 


Bay Shores 1st. 2.50. 

OberllMi 2d, 25.09. 



Monrerlai Ist, on loan. 50. Pasadena t 
North, on loan. 50. Waseos 1st, 15. 

"W. H. M. U.*— Aafcel's Camps .40. Berke- 
lers Bethany. .28; Park. 1.60. Campbells 
2.08. CereMS .20. Ehirekas .48. Ferndales 
2.40. Field's Landlairs .16. Lodis 2.63. 
Martlness .97. MUl Valleys .14. Oakland s 
Calvary. 4th. 1.08; 1st. 24.64; Myrtle St. 
1.60; Plymouth. 5.76. OroTlUes 1st, 1.10. 
Pnlo Altoi 6.36. Petalumas 2.40. Porter- 
▼Illet Ist, 2.04. Redwoods 3.20. Saera- 
mentet 1.60. San Frandseos 4.30. 8a ra- 
tiMrns 8.53. Sonoma s 1.60. Snlsnns 1.25. 
Bnnnyrales .72. Tnlares 8.72. 


Clarks Mrs. J. C. M., 1.00. Cralss 1st. 
on loan, 27.50. DenTers 7th Ave., on loan. 
62.50. Ft. ColUniis Oer., on loan. 50. 
Gtokerllles 1st, Oer., on loan, 50. Redirales 
iBt, on loan, 10. 


Goabent F. D. G., 6. Hartford s L. B.. 10. 
Nortb Granbys Swedish, on loan, 25. 
Salems Mrs. E. B. F., 10. Slmsbnrys L. S. 
E., 25. New Loadons J. N. H., 200. IVal- 
Uaucfords W. C. K., 15. Wtnsteds Mrs. S. 

a. w., 10. 

1%% H. M. U<— AndoTers 8. Falrflelds 3. 
Keaalairtons 10. New Britain s South. 25. 
New Harent Pllff., 23. Sallabiirys 7. IVood- 
ateeks 2. 


'W. H. M. U«— Waahlnctons 1st. on loan, 
41.75; Ingrram MemL, on loan, 20.67; Mt 
Pleasant. 22. 


Lake Helens Ist, on loan. 70. 


Kellons Plvm.. on loan, 15. Lewlatons 
Orchards, on loan, 50. 


Cfcleasos Wellington Ave., on loan. 150. 


Des Molness Greenwood, on loan. 100. 

IV. H. M. U<— Alsenas 1.46. Almorals 
2.66. Belmonds .66. Cedar Fallas 4.88. 
Cedar Rapids s Ist. & S., 6; 1st. C. E., 8; 
1st, T. L.. 3. Cherokees .72. Creaeos .91. 
DaTenports Edwards, 2.22. Dea Molness 
Plymouth. 1.50. Dnba«nes 1st, 4.16. Elk- 
aderi 1.06. Fayette s 1.83. Glenw<M»di 
1.20. Grlnnells 8.40. Harlan s 2. New 
Hamptons .50. Postrllles 2.40. Red Oaki 
2. Slonz Rapldas 1.78. Speneers 2.80; S. 
a, 1.17. IVebster Cltys 3.50. 


Seneca s 1st, on loan, 50. 


Lake Cbarlesi Redeemer, rent, 43.20. 


Lincoln s 1st. on loan. 30. Maaardlss on 

loan, 20. Portlands Deerlngr* Free, on loan, 


li%% H. M. Vf Baltimore t Associate, 3. 


Bostons Mrs. R. F. G., 5. Brookllnes P. 
P. E., 100. Daltons Hon. W. M. C, 60. FaU 
RlTers Mrs. E. A. L., 1. Hyde Pnrks Mrs. 

A. B. T., 100. Mensons Miss H. C, 3. 
Natleks Mrs. T. Ia U, 6. North Baatons 
Swedish, on loan. 50. Petersbams Mrs. E. 

B. D., 100. SprlmrSelds Mrs. H. S. A., 50. 
IVellesley Farms s Mrs. a W.. 20. "Wln- 
cbesters A Friend, 500. 


Bis Rapids s 1st, on loan, 35. Onondavas 

1st, on loan, 40. 


Adas on loan, 40. Freeborn s on loan. SO. 
Mankatos 1st, on loan, 67.50; Fremont 
Ave., on loan, 50. 


Glasffows 1st. on loan. 50. 


Plnlnvlews on loan, 120. 
loan. 12.50. 


Lisbon: M. R. C, 5. 

Stephen R. Watson, 50. 


Asbnry Parks 1st, rent, 78.16. 

1¥. H. M. U., Bonnd Brooks 6.60. Cedar 
Groves 1.50. Cbatbsuns 5.23. E. Oranfces 
1st. 16.50; Trinity, 8.39. Glen Ridges 32.50. 
Grantwoods 7.70. Hawortbs .40. Jersey 
Clt7's 1st, 10.60. Montclalri Ist. 33; 
Watchung: Ave., 9.25. Newarks Belleville, 
5.80; 1st, Jube Meml., 9.70. Nntleys 3. 
Oranses Higrhland Ave., 7.16. Paaaalcs 4. 
Pateraons 5.70. Plalnflelds 21.26. River 
Edires .10. Upper Montcflnlrs 52.50. Ver- 
ona s 1. Westflelds 17.50. l¥oodbrld«res 

Gallup s on loan, 135. 

NE1¥ YORK — 

Brooklyn s Evangrel, 10. Falrports Mrs. 
E. M. C, 5. Jamestown s Pllg:. Mem'l.. on 
loan, 50. Morrlsanlai 1st, W. S.. on loan. 
10. Pine Islands Qer., 25. Rockaway 
Beach s 1st, 80. 

IV. H. M. U., Martba Chapman Mem*1 
Funds 1,000. 


Bowman t Union, on loan, 20. Dawsons 
Union, on loan, 25. Deerlnss on loan, 10. 
EUnuOads 1st, on loan, 35. Flanberi Ist, 
on loan, 25. Granvllles Hope, on loan. 75. 

Rlverton i en 

Plttsflelds Mrs. 



Mofcallt Union, on loan. 20. Nekomm on 
loan. 20. New Bnfflandi 1st on loan. 40. 
New Rookfordt on loan, 60. Orlikai Union, 
on loan, 30. Resentt on loan. 40. Seatlnel 
Battet Ist, on loan. 25. 


CleTelandi Mlspah. Bal. on loan. 1000. 


Breckenrldvet Ist. on loan, 7.50. Pond 
Greek! Union, on loan. 30. Weirt Chitfcrlei 

Union, rent. 9. 


Asklandt lat. on loan. 26. Freewateri 
Ingrle Chapel, on loan, 26. Ontmrioi Ist, 
on loan. 140. 


Alleshenyi Ist (Pittsb'gr). on loan. 26. 
Shenandoah I 1st. on loan. 60. 


Pawtacketi Smithfield. on loan. 126. 


Biraatt on loan. 60. Clean Lakei Ist. 
on loan, 40. Cottoawoodi on loan. 86. Ke- 
telllnet on loan, 40. Hooffhtoat on loan. 40. 
Newell I Ist, on loan. 80. Slonz Fallat 1st. 
on loan. 126. 


Dallas I Central, on loan. 160. 


Salt Lake Clt7t Phillips, on loan, 76. 


No. Troji on loan. 46. 


Anacortesi Filer., on loan, 83. Batnms 
Ger.. on loan, 25. Colfaxs Plym., on loan. 
76. lone I 1st. on loan. 12.60. Lowells 
Union, on loan. 12.60. Fnyalhtpi Plyn[^. 
on loan. 10. Ralstoat Salem, on loan. 35. 
Roaedalet on loan. 20. Trent i 1st, on loan. 


Boseobelt Ist. on loan. 75. C^Mhtoat on 
loan, 20. Donsauuii Union, on loan. 70. 
HlUahorot Bal. on loan. 950. New London i 
1st. on loan. 60. Oshkoshs Pl3rm., on loan. 
60. Solon Snrinsat 1st, on loan. 30. S^ 
MUwankeet Ger.. rent. 62.25. Sniiair Val- 
leyi 1st. on loan. 26. Tre»ot Ist. on loan. 


Blm Horn I on loan, 22.60. Plnedalei 1st, 
cm loan. 26. ShcNthoalot 1st, bal. on loan, 
60. Worlandt 1st. on loan. 46. 


For Church Building: |48,616.€8 

For Particular Churches 547.59 

For Parsonage Buildiner 8.836.21 


Congregational Education Society 

S. p. Wilkins, Treasurer - 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

October, 1916 

COLOllADO — $ 4 7.0 8. 

Colorado Sprlnsst 1st, 10^9. ^en^*'' 
North, 50c; Ohio Ave., 7.50; Pllgfrlm, 1.86. 
FlaKlers 1.34. Hendemont 3. Juleaborvi 
3.76. Selbertt 1.50. Steamboat ^SP'^wiJ"' 
1.10. SterllnKi German, 10. Strattont 1.15. 

IVoman's Home Missionary Unions Den- 
ver! Boulevard, 6. 

CONNECTICUT— 1186.41. 

Rethlebemt 4.10. Canaan t Pllgfrim, 15.96. 
Colebrooks 6. Green* Fnrmst 8. Hartford i 
Asylum Hill, 40. Ivorytont 15.27. Middle- 
Heidi 4. Montvlllet 4. New London! Ist, 
8.05. Norwich! 2nd, 3.21. Old Snybrooki 
1.99. Shermans 10. Slmubnry! 1st. 2.83. 
Stony Creek! Ch. of Christ, S. S., 5. 

lH^oman** Home MUalonary Unions Baet 
Havens Union M. S., 15. Hartford s Ist. 
Fed. Clas. S. S., 4. Kenslnsrtons W. M. S., 
10. SImsbnrys L. G., 20. Sonthlnirtoni 
W. M. a. 5. WIndBori H. M. S., 4. 


-Wanhlnirtons Ist. 11.75; Ingrram Mem.. 
4.60; Y. P. S.. 65c. 

FLORIDA — $25.40. 
Daytonas 1st, 25.40. 

IDAHO — $10.00. 

Bolaes Wright 1. Bmneans 1. Moun- 
tain Hornet 4. New Plymonths 1. Rock- 
lands 1. Yales German, 2. 

ILLINOIS — $316.52. 

Alton s Ch. of Redeemer, 15. Aororai 
New Engr., 7.48. Cornwall s Liberty, 1.26. 
Chlcavos New Ist. 6.16; North. 6; Warren 
Ave., 4.72: W. Pullman, Ist. 8.18; Leavltt 
St.. 1.80; Friend, 100. De Foes 1.26. Barl- 

vUles "J. A. D." 10. Galvas 11. Kewaneei 
Ist, 12.95. La Sallet 1st. 2. Mollnei 1st, 
4.84. Poplar Groves 3. Priacetoni 2.38. 
Tonleas S. S., 1.80. IVaverlyt 1. 

l¥omau*« Home Missionary Unions Can- 
tons W. S., 1. Chlenaos Grace W. S., 1; 
New 1st, 6.16; Park Manor, 1; Pilgrim, 2: 
North Engrlewood, W. S., 1. BiKlni Ist. C. 
E., 9.25. Evanstons 1st W. S., 35. Galea- 
Imrss 1st W. a, 25. HIasdalet Klnip's 
Daughters, 25. Kewanees W. S., 1. Mnsoni 
50c. Mendons W. S., 2. Princwtons C. E., 
6. Sandwich s W. a 2. Shabbonas 2. StUI- 
man Valleys W. S., 1.80. 

INDIANA — $11.67. 

Indlanapoliss Ist, 67c; Brlghtwood. 6. 
Fort "Waynes Plymouth. 6. 

IOWA — $59.76. 

Cedar Faliss 6.70. Donlaps 3.75. Exirat 
6. Fambfimvllles 10. Iowa Citys 8. Mc- 
GreKors 3.37. Oscaloosai 3.30. Sheldons 
5. "Waterloos 10. 

W^oman's Home Missionary Unions Crea- 
eos 58c. Dnbnqnes 1st. 2.60. Fayettes 83c 
Griiinells 55c. Sioux Rapldss 1.08. 

KANSAS — $10.75. 

Lawrences Plymouth, 6.25. Newton i Ist. 


LOUISIANA— $4.50. 
Emads 4.50. 

MAINE — 120.57. 

Aobnms 6th St, 1.02. Brewers Ist 1.71. 
Cumberland Centers 6. Kennebnnicporti 

1st 1: South, 1. PoHlands Woodfords, 4.61. 
S. S., 23c. Warrens 5. 



I*uiiT D^lBai 

AsBOClate, ).80. Bi 

Br*«kt T.B2. CIiath>Bii S 28. Cedar Gi 

_i ».24. 

._^ 12.73. 

WatchunK Ave., 

■f ICHIO AJf — 1 3 B. 0. 


Hawartki 4 
HVBtclBlri ] 

ll.lOi Upper, Dj». jmrarKi juuu juqui.,; Belleville Ave.. 6.»6. Kiitlrri 3.i0. 
Oraocei Hid. Ave,, 8.«0. PaiMlci 4.S4. 
Pateruai S.SE. PlalnBcUi 26.62. RItbt 
Kdsci t2c Teroaai 1.20. WaiblnrtOB, D. 
C.I iBt. 60.10; Mt. Pleasant, 28.40: Ingrtun 
Mem,, 24.80. Wcatacldi 21. WoodbHdcci 

NEW YORK — 1196.69. 

BaSaloi Fitch Mcm, 1.60. CoventiTvllIe I 
Ist. 2. Fraakllar 10.96. Lake Vl«wi 8Da 
Praapeeti 1. SfihsaectadT i PllKrlm, ■■ 
SmnMi Plyintruth, ge.44. Went Blwna- 
fleldi 4. WcatckcBtaFi White PL ft VIcln., 


Aaaefeoiniei Ia — , ... 

a., 4E; S. B., 6. Jaa»ea«i M. S., 12.60. New 
Yorki Broadway Taberimcle S. for W. W., 
EOc. Smenaci PUKrltn Class, GO. 


IB; North, 

__ . _ .. ..J. BanlHi 

zuc. Cloverdalci 6 He. Fcradalei 72 c. 
KleWa Laadlaci 17c. Keanoftdi 36c Har- 

I I* A., 

MIMn E9 OTA — tfl 7 . S 9. 

Akclcri !Bc Oedar Span 21o. Bxedi- 
al*ri 3. Falraaooatr 36c. Qravd Headowt 
ISc Haakatoi 1st, 46c. HlaaeaDollai 
Lyndale. 3.14: Lynnhurst, 1.S4; Pilgrim, 
1.29. New Rlehlaadi 2.26. St. Paali Olivet 
I; Pljrmouth. 4.60: South Park, Tic: Univ. 
Ave., 1.02, Wa7>atai 1.2D. 

lV«Haa*a Hoaae Mluloaar? ITaloai Alrs- 
aadrlai 2.76. fteaitreTi 2.12, Carrvlli 68c. 
Dadce Caateri fl6c Falrmoantt 32c. Olra- 
i»adi 1.21. Graaadai 44c. Hanroeki 6Ec. 

64c Petalamai 


Be Gravel 2.36. Paradlaei 
Rlpoai 1. 8aB 

. 6.28: Bethanj 

■otei 10. saa Rafaeli 42c. flanta urui i. 

SaratoKai 1.83. Sonamai E6c. Sa«iicll S$e. 

tVoodaldei 80c. 

laaary Unlnat Adlai 
Inram 3 c. Angela 

ijampi ou. DErKcicTi Bethany. Ec; lat. 

6.81; North. 96c; Park, 4Bc. Bowleai lOc. 

Campbcllt "~ " '"- " *— - °- 

'^ 9c. Lodli EOc. Mai 

46c. PIcld-B 
i3c. KnwiH>dl 
I 26c. mil Vallrri 

ujuuqh niiiB. i.dd: i. v¥ . d., vxc, r 

70c; Plymouth, 17.09; St. Loula Par__, 

Manlevldeai l.lO. Horrlar 1.76. Nrw Rleh- 
laadi 88c »ew UlBi G6c. New YoFk MUUi 
>0e. Pelleaa Rapldm 40c. Pl«i 25e. "- ""l 
lalei 1.64. Sank Cenlcrt 1.29. Bt. ?'»^'*» 
aclflc, aSc Stenartavlllct 1,48, ^» ^"' 

MIS SOURI — t S 1 7. 60. 

Kaaua Cltyt Wee 

:E. Lcbaaaai 10. St. Loalj 



Mcriaoi 1. Weatnacci 1. 
HBBRASKA — (66.47. 
, Arradlai 1,60. Ailbwlaai 

. ...', 4Sc: Richmond, ISc, 

Saratosat 1.70. Saa Jnani 3c. StfKktoai 

Z.71. Soanuai 1.20. Suanrvalei !Sc Saa- 

Ban Ratacli I 

HaatlBSai 3.81, 


NEW HAMPSHIRE — 160,70, 

NORTB DAKOTA— 418,00. 

OHIO — 1333.22, 

Akioni West. 8.60. Amhenti 2nd. 1.60. 
BcrcBi 60a. Brookfleldi Ch, A: B. S., 2.60. 
Clevelnndi Cyril. 6. GO: lat 3.40: Park. E. 
Colanbnai Plymouth, 16. Elyrlai let, 11,38, 
Llmni 1.60. Locki 2. Medlaai 20. Mt. 
— RldRcvlllei 95c. Ober- 

LaBcaatvri x.ci4. mil 
n 4. ^aketleldi 2.20. 

MKW JERSEY — 1481.( 

G.4E. Aahtabnlni 1st 1 

3.30: 2nd. 


Ii U., 

w. a. 




Foratt Orovei HlllBlda. 4. Portli 

>.S0; West, TDc wdllmsvM*! lit 3. 
RHODB IiI.A]ID — 11<-9>- 

KHirt Pr*TM«Hi Rlvaralde H. B., *. 
Pravldraeci Free Eviag„ l.E>; BeDBflcant. 
ig.80. RlTervalBti lat, 11. 
§OrTH DAKOTA— 4t. IB. 

Ccdui SSc Vnukfarti £Gc R«<Uki TSc 
WlBfndi glc. 

DTAH— 14.00. 

Proiwi lat 4. 

BeanlaKtVDi Old )at, 10: Kortti. l.T<. 
BtrllBi 3.87. MaHehMtari 14.36. NcirbBm 
tat, 12. St. JttfeBabaiTi North. 14. 9»x- 
(M's HIveri IE. S*. Hero A Onu4 Isl«i S. 

WEST TntQlNIA — |11.T0. 

HoBtlastoHi iBt. 14.70. 
W I SCONSI K—t 7.00. 

Hllloni S. S., t. Oakksdii OoraiBIt, 6. 
WYOMINO — t30.G6. 

l.OZ Cbemnci E.«t. 

erali !5c. Gmii IUTe__ _ _ . _ 

N«d«i 2Gc. Plaedalei IBc. Roek SyriMCai 
l.OE. SkHhoKli l.ZG. fla»rri«ri 7Kc. Van 
TWMrili IGc WbemtlBBdi 4. IE. 
Total Donations M,S(7.«5 

Correction: The contrlbutloti credited to 
JoptiD, Sllaaiuri. in (he Deeember n»(*- 
Eine. pa«e ED9, should have been eradlted 
HVieB'Bi"92c.""'" "' '"" to Bast JopUn. 

The Con^egational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 

Samuel F. WUklna, TreoBurar • HS Concreffatloiiml House, Boalon, Maaa. 

October, 1916, Receipts 

Colorado SprlDicai Firat. 13.30. DeB**ri 
Boulevard W. M. S.. 6; Plymouth, 7G. JbIcb- 
kBFKi a., 6. Total 1108.39, of nhleb IS la 
a C. D. CoU'n., and fG received throuKh W. 
H. M. U. 

BrlHtvli S.. 15.88. CalcbTMtki «. Daalel- 
■obi S.. 7.37. Dcrkri Second. 3S.G1. Bast 
Harttordt South, G. Bait Hbvcbi TJnlm 
C4c San «*'"■< 1 07. SaraMKai I.6i. „^, g_ 750 oileailr t. OlBatoaharri 

KcBWOadi gtc. Oak- 
Olivet, 47c. Paradl-ei 

1.3G. Total. 131.41. 1403. HarKardi Fourth S., 10; Aaylum 
Hill, 3E. MIddlcfirldt 3. SO. MUtoai * " 
CAUFORNIA (floatberB)— Honrori S., 8.30. Mantrinri 

visht Place a.. 10. New L 

Baratowi 2Tc. Cbnla Vlalni 77c. Hair- First. 7.44. Norwicbr Second, 1.G7. OM 

thonci 25c. LaHeaai Central, 8 47, I^nc Saj-brooki 1.T4. PoquoBoeki CAS., 31. St: 

Bracbt EO. LOa ABCeleai First. 14.37: C. E.. 2.64. SberoiBBi 10. aiBabam 3.G1: 

Plymouth, 43.E0; Olivet SEc; Carvania. Ladles' Guild. 10. SoMhlBKfaBi W. U. S.. 

11.32: Bethany- 29c. PaiuidirBat First. 2.8G. Stonr Cmki B., S. TrnrvUl*! 

18.02: Pllsrlm. ODc: I^kc Av.. G.tD. Rpd- 29.17. Tbotnpaoni B.. 5.97. WaterbBryi 

iBBdai G. Sdb Brraardlnoi First 93(. Saa Flr^t 8., 22.91; Second B., 08. WBtcrtomi 

Dleaoi First. 9.4E. Ban Jaetatai 19c. 2E.07. Total 1420.62, of which $149.34 I* C 

IVhlttleri 37.G0. Servlcei 16.90. Total, D. CoH'ns.. and t47.83 received throuffh IV. 

8323.88. H. M. U. 



WuktnituMi First. 10.e4: W. M. B.. H- PleMBUt W. H. a. 11; iDEnm 
Meml. «.(»; a S., EDc; W. M. &, 10.33. 
Friendt "U a. C," f. Total tB8.13, of whlcb 
f41.ID !• received throuKh W. H. U. U. 

Atlaatai "Mrs. 

R*lMi WrUht. 
1. HcCbUi 2. I 
laadi 1. Yalci 1. _ 
tI-00 la C. D. Coll D8. 

tal 380.70. at y 

ti IZE.40 Is a C. D. Colin. 

Iliroush W. H. 1 

1, KIksbhi 
TotarSri.'oo, at wbicb . 


U. i 


Farlbaulli W. M. S.. 3. IS. 
M. B: l.OB. OlrndDBi W. 

(V. M. S,, 8,7! 

W. M. S.. 1.30. SprlBKBcIdi W. H. 3., 1.12. 
SnrlBK Valleri W. M. S.. 10c. Wadeuai W. 
m: S., 31c. WavBatai 1.80; W. M. S„ TSc. 
XombratBi W. H. 8.. I6c. Total tl69 08, of 
which $90.17 la received through W. H. M. 


Kanaaa CItri Weatmlnater, 290. Neoahoi 
14. St. JOMpbi First 8.. 24.77. St. Loolat 
PtlKrlm, B; Hyde Pork, 2,50. Total (336.37, 
ol which 124. 77 Is a C. D. Colin. 

E. Lanark) S.. I. Haltai S.OO. 
I.GO. SldnCTi 1. Stlwkl 2.76. 
I 1. WUbauxt 4.08, Total 
wblcb 34.08 la a C. D. CoU'd. 




Arcadlat 6. Arllmstoai a, S.76. Arthmrt 
6. Br«w«trri &. 8.84. FalrfteMt 8.60. 
FnmkUai a, 14 14. GeneTai 8. HUAretki 
a. 6.45. Hiraiiiil«| 11. Ia4UB«kii S., 4.71. 
IrvlnctOKt 21.6U. Lelsht 8., 6.75. Llnevfait 
First. 15.25. New CaaUei 17.59. Osaltelai 
3.54. Omahai St Mary's Av., 59.50rPala- 
l«yt a, 1. RlTertoat a, 6.88. St^ckmiet 
6.25. West Polatt 9.50. Total $216.15. of 
which 45.06 is C D. Coirns. 


OaE€M>2f — 

Betkelt a, 1.60. C«w CMakt Oolden 
Rule a. 3. Portlands Second German. 4. 
St. Heleaai 1.15. Toloi a. 1.60. Total 


Carboadales a, 3.95. Syiias Creeks 3; 
West. 60c. Wllllaauiaerti 2. Servteet 10. 
Total. $19.55, of which $3.95 is a C. D. 

Alateads 1.15. Amherats 2.20. Bam- RHODE ISLAKD — 
uteads North B. 1. HanoTers Center. 1.55. 
Keenes First. 6; S.. 10. Laacaateri 1.74. 
Milton s 53c. Orfordt 4. Ulakeflelds 2.45. 
WUtoBi 6.45. Total $87.07. of which $1.00 
is a C. D. Coll'n. 

Pawtnekets First 8.. 25. Provldencet 

Beneficent, 21.60; Free Kvanff., 1.59. Rtrer 
Points a. 7. Total $55.19. of which $32.00 
is C. D. Coll'ns. 


^ Bonnd Brooks W. M. 8.. 3.30. Cedar 
GroTes W. M. a. 75a Chatkams W. Bf. a. 
2.61. East Ornnres First W. M. a. 8.25; 
Trinity W. M. 8.. 4.18. Glen Rldses W. M. 
8.. 16.25 Grant wood I W. M. 8.. 4. Hawortki 
W. M. a, 20c. Jersey Cltys First W. M. 8.. 
5.30. Montclairs First W. M. a. 16.50; 
Upper, 33.75; W. M. 8.. 26.25: Watchunff 
Av. W. M. a. 4.62. Newarks First W. U, 
a. 4.86; Belleville Av.. 7.32; W. M. a. 2.90. 
Nntleys W. M. a, 1.50. Oran«es W. M. 8.. 
3.58. Passales W. M. a. 2. Pattersons 
Auburn St. 8; W. M. 8.. 2.85. Plalnflelds 
W. M. a, 10.65. River Edires W. M. 8.. 5c. 
Verona s W. M. 8., 50c. M'estflelds W. M. 
a. 8.75. Woodbridsei W. M. 8.. 1.40. Total 
$180.32. of which $131.25 is received 
through W. H. M. U. 


Bnllalos First 8.. 5; Fitch Memorial. 2. 
Cartkaaes 8.. 7.50. Coventryvllle s 2. East 
Bloomffelds a. 5.52. Lake Views 1.20. 
New Yorks On. of the Kvanflrel.. 5.60: 8.. 
13.80; Parkville 8.. 10; Broadway Tab! 8. 
lor W. W.. 50c. Norwoods 8., 1.50. Pros- 
pects 1. SebenectadTs Pilerrim, 2.25. Syra- 
cnses Plymouth. 27.83. Wklte Plains and 
Vlelnltys Scarsdale. 12.50. Friends "Mrs. 
D. P. R.." 5. Total $103.20, of which $13.02 
is C. D. Coll'ns., and $17.00 received 
through W. H. M. U. 


Anamooses 2.35. Benedict: 8., 1. Caynicas 
a, 2.30. Deerlnss 2.83. Dickinsons 14.74. 
Fln^als 25c. Grand Forks s 8.. 5. Hayness 
3. Hopes a, 24. Lljrnltes Foothills. 1.35. 
Lnccas 1.47. Maxs 8.. 2.75. Mohont 1. Pet- 
tlbones 8., 2. Sawyers Highland 8., 1.10. 
ToUl. $65.14. of which $29.52 is C. D. 


Akrons West, 8.55. Bereas 1.10. Brook- 
flelfls 4.35. Clevelonds East Madison Av. 
S., 6; Collinwood. 1.05; Grace, 1.50; Park, 
6. Colnmbnss Plymouth. 15; Eastwood, 6. 
Elant Cleveland s Calvary, 2; East S.. 10. 
FJyrIa: First. 11.38. Hnntsburss 8., 8. 
Isle St. Georscs 1.20. Llmas 1.60. Locks 
2. Lymes 3. Medina s 25. Newarks Ply- 
mouth, 3. Nortk Olmsteds 8., 11.98. 
North RIdvevllies 95c. Oberllns First. 16. 
TwInsburKS 2.25; S., 85c; C. E., 60c. Wan- 
seons 8., 4. M'est Mlllgrroves 60c. West 
Wllllamsflelds 8.. 10.93. Total $162.89, of 
which $24.98 is C. D. Coll'ns.. and $29.93 
received through W. H. M. U. 


Forests S., 1, which Is a C. D. Coll'n. 


Bowdles a, 6. CentervRles 8., 5.85. 
Clear Lakes a. 10. Frankforts 80c Henrys 
5.52. Slonx Fallss 8.. 17. Total $45.17. of 
which $38.85 is a D. Coll'ns. 

Ralaey*a Ckapeli 1. 


Lebli a. 52c. which is a C. D. Coll'n. 


Bennington s North, 14.22. Hartlands 
8., 6. Manehesters 22.12. St. Johnabnryi 

North, 24. East a. 5. IVestmores a. 8.60. 
Total $74.94. of which $14.60 is C. D. 


Belllnshams 90c Black Diamonds 2.80. 
Cbewclaks 1.86. Deanlsons Arcadia 8.. 1.75. 
Forkss 95c. Medians 1.35. Monroes 3.96. 
Moxee Valleys 5.03. Orchard Prairies 54c. 
Pleasant Prairies 4. Seattles Green Lake. 
5; Brighton. 1.68; Queen Anne. 15. Spok- 
sines Pilgrrim, 11.83. Sylvan s 3.50. Trents 
7.02. Walla W^aUas First. 30. W^aak- 
onsals 8.20. Services 2.75. For supplies s 
20c. Total $108.32, of which $1.75 is a C. 
D. Coll'n. 


Belolts First, 18.92. Brodkeads W. M. 8., 
30c. Clintons W. M. 8.. 45c Doncolas 8.. 
2. Rant Troys 8., 25c. Edsertons W. M. a, 
90c. Elroys W. M. 8., 60c Genoa Junc- 
tions 2.501 Oskkoshs German, 5. Racine s 
Plymouth W. M. 8., 60c Sparta s W. M. a, 
1.75. Sprin« VaUeys 8.. 6. Viola Lakes a. 
3.60. Walwortb: W. M. 8., 15c W^aukeakas 
S., 10; W. M. a. 90c. Total_|53.92, of which 
$5.90 is received through W. H. M. U. 


BliT Hornt 3. Boulders ISc. Buffalo s C. 
& S., 5.55. Cheyennes C. & W. M. 8., 12.77; 
S.. 13.15. Daytons 2.50. Federals 50c Greea 
Rivers 79c. Landers 8., 3.15. Lusks C. A 
W. M. a. 6.68. Nodes 50c. PInedales 58c. 
Rock SprlnsMS C. & 8.. & C. E.. 2.10. Sher- 
idan s a. 10. Shosbonis 2.50. Superiors 
1.50. Van Tas»ells 50c. Wbeatlands C. & 
W. M. S., 11.35. Total $77.30, of which 
$23.15 is C. D. Coll'ns, and $30.80 received 
through W. H. M. U. 

Total for the month $3,971.58, of which 
$644.07 is C. D. Coll'ns.. and $744.30 re- 
ceived througrh W. H. M. U. 

Duringr the month the Society has aided 
69 schools of which 11 were newly organ- 

The American Missionary 

X^"™- FEBRUARY : 1917 ^^1^ 

C J. RYDER, D. D., Managing Editor E. H. HAMES, Bumn€99 Manager 


A mid-winter meeting called by the Congregaticmal Home Mission- 
ary Society has been a recognized institution for some years. Jjast 
year the Commission on Missions called the meeting and included in 
the invitation all the home missionary organizations. On January 21- 
25, 1917, this year's mid-wintor meeting has been held and by the 
courtesy of the C. H. M. S. sister organizations were invited to be pres- 
ent. It proved to be a gathering of much interest and significance. 
On Sunday, January 21st, most of the Congregational pulpits of Chi- 
cago were occupied by representatives of our various societies. On 
this same day there was also a meeting for publicity and fellowship 
and various representatives presented addresses. Other meetings 
of interest were held during the succeeding days. One session of some- 
what unusual interest was devoted to the subject of our ministers 
carried on through the general discussion. The door of opportunity 
w|3s never wider opened than it is today in the ministry of our 
chufches and strong, earnest men are more and more coming into our 
pulpita During thb convention the secretaries of our national 
societies and the superintendents of our state societies had abundant 
opportunity for free and full conference together, which promises to 
be of special value. 

The close and appreciative fellowship between those representing 
the national offices and the state bodies was evident. In not a few 
cases the State Superintendents have cordially co-operated in cam- 
paigns inaugurated in the interests of the national work. And on the 
other hand national secretaries have sought to reinforce the work and 

L influence of State Superintendents. This marks harmony and efficiency 
in our great missionary enterprises. 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Charles E. Burton, D.D.. General Secretary; Herman F. Swarts, D.D.. Secretary of 
Missions; Rev. William S. Beard, Assistant Secretary: Charles H. Baker, Treasurer; 
Miss Miriam L*. Woodberry, Secretary Woman's Department 

Notg the cover page! What are you as an American Christian going 
to do through your Home Missionary Soci^^ty for the Mexicans headed this 
way who by thousands are "turning back from the Border?*' 

« « « 

Additional copies of the exercise prepared by Miss Woodberry for use 
in the Sunday-schools during January are to be had on application. Dr. 
Burton's ''Concise History of The Congregational Home Missionary So- 
ciety" and the multi graphed article by Mr. Jorgensen are important addi- 
tions to this set of literature. Write for them. 

« « # 

Our newest leaflets are '*Six Spanish Pastors," '*Our Samaria — New 
Mexico," "A Summer Drive on a Rural Field," "A Man with a Wagon and 
a Will," and "Eighty Years of Woman's Work." The new catalogue of the 
slides in our stereopticon sets and "A Creed for a Country Church," printed 
in most attractive form, are also ready for circulation. We shall be glad 
to have them all freely used. 

« « # 

Two months ago The Congregational Home Missionary Society offered 
two pulpit Bibles to churches that might be in need of them. This month 
we are making an appeal for more Bibles. More requests than we antici- 
pated have come in, and we shall be very glad if any friends of home mis- 
sions who have large Bibles which could be used for this purpose, and 
which they are willing to donate, would send them to us, in order that this 
need of some of our churches may be met. 

^ ^ ^ 

Congregationalists can not fail to be keenly interested in the stirring 
presentation of Superintendent Heald and his corps of workers of conditions 
on the Border. No more significant home missionary opportunity ever faced 
any denomination. Five more men are imperatively needed at once in this 
great southwestern district, and ten could be used to great advantage. Only 
$5,000 additional on Superintendent Heald 's budget will make possible the 
employment of those absolutely essential, and $6,000 the entire number. If 
a government can send men by the thousands and give money by the hun- 
dreds of thousands to help solve the Mexican problem, ought not Congrega- 
tional Christians to rally ten men and $6,000 for so important a task? Who 
voluntttrs first? 


The Rev. Albert AmundBen, pastor of the churoli at TombBtone, Aii- 
zooa, elosed his labors by death November 26, 1916. Mn. AmnndBea and 
her children, aged one, five, and seven years, have oar deepest sympathy- 

* « * 

The Southwest is the picture land of America. Stop off on your way 
to the Council and see some of its wonders. Also give Superintendent 
Heald a chance to show you some interesting missionary work. 
« * « 

Protestaats in the Southwest will have to keep moving if they are to 
keep pace with the Roman church. The papers are announcing the purpose 
of the Roman Catholics to place a neq Jesuit college somewhere in thi|i 

* * * 

It would do you good to see the fine body of Mexican youth from the 
Rio Grande Industrial School who fill the lecture room of our Albuquerque 
church every Sunday morning, to study the Word of God. We are trying 
to teach them to be good citizens and good Christians. 
« « « 

Several fields on the Mexican Border figure in this number. Most peo- 
ple in the United States hardly realized that there was such a thing as the 
Mexican Border until it began to bother us. Now we see that the Border 
touches every part of the land. It is both a menace and an opportunity. We 
must make conditions better there. Let us make the Border work strong. 

« * * 

Several Congregational ministers rendered excellent service as militia 
chaplains on the Border. One of the most useful was Rev. Orville A. Petty, 
Ph. D., pastor of Plymouth Congreffational Church, New Haven, Connecticut, 
who spent several months at Nopales, Arizona, as chaplain of the 2nd Con- 
necticut regiment. It was in no small degree due to Dr. Betty's efficient 
work as chaplain that this regiment made the splendid showing it did. He 
was also instrumental in opening the Congregational church at Nogales, 
which had been closed for several years, acting temporarily as its pastor. 
The church took new courage from his assistance, and has secured a perma- 
nent pastor. Bead Dr. Petty 'a article in this number. 

ft ft * 

Southwestern Arizona has been called the Egypt of America. From 
this region the five main rivers of the state radiate like the fingers from a 
han< ;ht silt from widely -separated regions, forming 
a de chness of soil. Portions of this one-time desert 
hav< B magic touch of water, as shown in Mr, Hand's 
artat ;r," yet the present reality is only a prophecy 
of tl : this section. Our church at Tempe, end the 
new li of Phoenix, of which Dr. Lynd writes, are in 
the Work has also been initiated in the best re«- 
den( elf. Thus we are trying to make true, spiritu- 
ally e words of the ancient prophecy, "The wilder- 
nesfl ihall be glad for them, and the desert shall re- 
' joiw (," 



By Rev. Clifford N. Huid, Tcmpc, Aritooa 

DOUBTLESS friends of the 
many disappointed patriots 
who were denied the privi- 
lege of serving their country by the 
recent popular verdict, will be glad 
to have authentic information con- 
cerning the place of their present 
abode. Having lived for more than 
twelve months on the banks of this 
storied stream, I gladly ofter my 
Bervieea as reporter. Indeed, there 
would be balm for the sting of de- 
feat if these baffled seekers for the 
favor of a fickle people could be ex- 
iled to the actual rather than to the 
figurative Salt River. 

Gladly sing I the praises of this 
land of opportunity — the last fertile 
frontier of our great country. The 
stream of emigration which "West- 
ward took its way" passed by these 
forbidding deserts and burst upon 
the sunny slopes of California 's 
golden coast. But as opportunities 
became fewer there the hardiest 
pioneers have returned to find that 
Salt River— long the symbol of de- 
feat — caught and stored by aid of a 
paternal Government, could min- 
ister to phenomenal success. 

TTiese veracious fingers itch to 
write some of the tales which the 
prophets of profit have told con- 
cerning this new wonderland. At 
the headwaters of the stream is the 
greatest copper-producing district in 
the world, and the wrath of men has 
made copper the third of the pre- 
cious metals. As yet the surface has 
only been scratched and a bare be- 
ginning of the possible output made. 
Nor is copper the richest yield. Fain 
would I tell of the happy, healthy 
herds of high-bred Holsteins, knee 
deep in luscious alfalfa, where a half 
decade since the mournful coyote 
howled alone in the shadow of the 
giant cactus; of the production of 
from ten to twelve tons per acre of 
alfalfa hay and its ready sale at 
fifteen dollars per ton ; of three hun- 

dred crates of cantaloupes picked 
from one rich acre and eagerly 
bought in wintry Boston for over 
five dollars per crate ; of the locally- 
developed Pima cotton, longest of 
staple and toughest of fiber, with 
its ha If -ton per acre yield. Some 
time I should like to tell you all 
this in detail viva voce, and how this 
big new sfate has much more of this 
land to give away (almost) to bona 
fide settlers; also how Uncle Sam's 
engineers are pl annin g new reclama- 
tion projects to water additional 
leagues of what is now trackless 
desert. But The Ameeucak Mission- 
art is not a real estate journal, and 
I suspect that I have already 
reached the limit of the "booster 
stuff" that the editor will print. And 
precious as copper and cotton have 
become, there are things more pre- 
cious which perish not. How do 
they appraise the things which en- 
dure up Salt River? 

Arizona is inhabited by an eager, 
alert, forward-looking people. This 
new state, with less than a quarter 
of a million souls, and a quarter of 
them Mexicans, spends a larger 
amount per capita for education 
than any other state in the Union. 


penditurcs. ' The people cheerfully 
vote bonds, taxing themselves and 
their posterity for modern, expeu- 



aively-equipped schoolhouses. The 
rural schools, even in remote, 
sparsely-settled districts are models. 
The average salary paid to teachers 
of common and high schools is 
$95.41 per month. A State Univer- 
sity has, beside the ordinary acad- 
emic instruction, courses in civil, 
mining, and electrical engineering, 
metallurgy, and agriculture. Re- 
ligious exercises are a feature of the 
daily assembly. Two down-to-date 

had made the state dry, until a com- 
plaisant supreme court discovered 
that it was no crime to import alco- 
holic liquors for ' ' personal use. " 
Patiently the people repeated the 
campaign, and it is now a crime even 
to have in possession alcohol that 
has been introduced since the new 
law became effective. 

But what of the pearl of greatest 
priceT Do they seek this prize with 
diligence up Salt Rivert Alas, men 
dig not in the mountains for the eold 

normal schools at Tempe and Flag- 
staff keep the ranks of teachers re- 
cruited and provide education for 
the multitudes of our young people 
who can not take the university 

Politically this is a progressive 
community. Our women vote, make 
political speeches, and even hold of- 
fice, and it hasn't spoiled them a bit. 
Two years ago we abolished the 
pestiferous saloon and thought wc 


cantaloupes than for the products of 
the tree which yieldeth her fruit 
every month, whose leaves are for 
the healing of the nations. Of 
course, this is a community in which 
"religious work is carried on under 
peculiar difficulties." Have you 
ever heard of a place where it is not? 
For instance, there's the climate. 
Nobody is to blame for that. But 
the weather up Salt River is so de- 
lightful during ten months of the 


year that it is next to imposnible to 
^t the people at all interested in 
heaven; and it is bo atrociously, in- 
tolerably, insofPerably hot during 
July and Auyuat that they have no 
fear of Sheol, Really, the exodus 
from this valley when the schools 
close in the middle of Jnne is alarm- 
ing. A very few are left to stand 
by the stuff and to do the worb 
which will not wait for cooler days. 
They clothe themselves in forced 
smiles and little else and are deaf to 
the charch bell and the eloquence of 
the sky pilot. Any preacher can eas- 
ily contract for a vacation of two 
months, and he might as well take 
the whole of it. This long period of 
estivation makes it difficult to gath- 
er up the scattered strands of 
charch work in the autumn, and the 
"year" is all too short for the incep- 
tion, maturing and executing of a 
continuous policy. 

Nor are pioneer conditions condu- 
cive to church-going habits. The 
atmosphere of the minin? camp and 
the cattle range is usually not favor- 
able to growth in grace. Perhaps 
more men habitually use profanity 
in Arizona than any similar number 
of men elsewhere. They mean no 
harm by it, and their 
hearts are gold — it is 
but the survival of a 
habit lately universal. 
But they do sWear — 
earnestly, fluently, en- 
thusiastically — and 
the boys learn the 
language before they 
are weaned, and some- 
how it predisposes 
them against Sunday- 
school and church. 

Up Salt River live 
many men and wom- 
en from the East 
who have held respon- 
sible positions in the * 

chnrchea "back 
home, ' ' but who can not be in- 
duced to get their letters from 
these churches or even to attend 
services regularly. They seem to 

feel that th«y have "served their 
time" and have become infected with 
the bigness of the great Southwest 
to such a degree that the mainte- 
nance of a Congregational church 
seems a trivial thing. Many ties 
were broken when they came West, 
and the church tie was sundered 
along with the rest. "Teach me the 
slow of heart to move." 

The love of money is the root of 
fill kinds of evil and the lack of 
money the root of all kinds of 
embarrassment. The church 

would make better progress if 
the kingdom were better financed, 
wouldn't itt Up Salt River 
the people are of very moder- 
ate means. Few members of our 
churches have incomes larger than 
the minister. It follows that the 
equipment is often meager. In a 
community like Tempe, swarming 
with young people, no provision is 
made, except in the schools, for any 
kind of institutional work. Where 
can I get $4,000 for a parish housef 
It takes capital to successfully con- 
duet any of the herein -before -men- 
tioned profitable enterprises. Ten 
years from now many of our people 
will be independent, some of them 


wealthy, but just now debt is nor- 
mal. Up Salt River obligations are 
cheerfully assumed, interest paid, 
and fixed charges met that woald 



sUgg«r the conservative East. Bat 
few, even the most hopeful, will bor- 
row mone7 at ten or twelve per cent. 
to pay a contribution to a church 
budget. The church's problem ia to 
maintain interest in spiritual things 
during these non-paying days, in or- 
der that both soul and substance 
may be dedicated when the ship 
comes in. 

But hardest of all ia the lack of 
fellowship. ' I do not know that 
Congregational ministers rate high 
for pulchritude, but you, who at- 
tend your quarterly association by 
trolley for fifty cents or less, and 
meet a score of the brethren at the 
Monday morning meeting, can not 
begin to guess how we out here get 
to hankering and honing for a sight 
of our own kind. We reckon time 
from the visits of the Superintend- 
ent and know exactly how many 
days until conference. The Method- 
ist brother smiles his blandest, and 
the Campbellite elder is a capiial 
fellow, but "Law! what do they un- 
derstandt" They don't even know 
what the American Board is, nor the 
difference between recognition and 
installation, and they wear white 
neckties every day in the year. Up 
' jngre- 
, mile. 
a too 
ake it 
ag of 

is the need of the hour, ii we are 
ever to be able to make sffsctiva 
what we already have. 

But "they that are with us are 
more than they that are against us," 
and discouragements fade in view 
of the glory and grandeur of the 
task. The people up Salt River, Qod 
bless them, are big-hearted, courage- 
ous, vision-seeing, man-loving, and 
God-fearing. A people whom God 
hath chosen for His own inheritance. 
They make Srst-elass Congregation- 
alists, and we find it a great in- 
spiration to be associated with 

Congregationalism has a message 
to give and a witness to make to 
Arizona. First, in urban communi- 
ties like Prescott, where our strong- 
est church is located, and Phoenix, 
the beautiful capital city, where 
there are many Congregationalista 
and no Congregational church — an 
incongruity in process of correction. 
Second, in educational centers like 
Tucson and Tcmpe, where no other 
branch of Christ's church can take 
our place. (If this be conceit, make 
the most of it). And third, in rural 
and mining communities, where to 
divide forces is to ensure defeat, 
and where all the diverse religious 
elements can be united harmonious- 
ly under one aegis and and under no 

Please assure the sisterhood of 
churches, dear American Mission- 
ary, that the churches of the Pil- 
grim faith in Arizona will hold the 


erIntendcDt J. H. Hcald 

went river between the forces of Madero 

ut the and those _ of the Federal Qovem- 

z who ment. It was with some difficulty 

Her- that I reached the lodgings of Mr. 

ge of Lopez, down near the river, as bul- 

ir" in lets were occasionally dropping in 

e city the city, and the United States sol- 

Bs the disrs were trying to keep Amerleaai 



avay from the firing line. M7 first 
interview with Pastor Lopez was to 
the accompaniment of constant rifle 
fire. Two days later Madero took 
the city of Juarez, and it seemed to 
be the beginning of the end. It 
proved, alas, to be the first of count- 
less beginnings that have reached no 
desirable end. Juarez has changed 
hands many times, and still the 
weary struggle goes on. 

Pastor Lopez began work under 
fire, and he has been on the firing 
line ever since. Conditions in Mex- 
ico have largely determined the 
character of hia min- 
istry. He has been 
prominent in all ef- 
forts for the relief of 
his suffering fcUow- 
cou n t r y m en. At 
times, after a battle, 
the mission premises 
have been converted 
into a hospital. At 
all times his home 
has been a place of 
refuge for homeless 
refugees. He and his 
family have freely 
shared re'^ources 
which they found 
insufScient for them- 
selves with those who 
had nothing. More 
than to any other the 
refugees have looked 
to him for help. He 
has helped them supt. and 
across the line, aided 
them in finding a place in which to 
live, and, above all, has essited them 
in getting work. He has been a ver- 
itable employment bureau, a walking 
delegate, constantly on the move in 
his efTorts in behalf of the destitute. 
All sorts and conditions of people ar- 
rive at the border in need of help. 
Many who have been well to do ore 
now destitute. 

Recently Mr. Lopez joined with 
other benevolent people in an ef< 
fort to carry relief to the needy in 
the interior of Mexico. Flour, rice, 
and clothing were collected to be 

taken to the flood sufferers in Quer- 
^taro, the temporary capital of 
Mexico, Mr. Lopez and two others 
being deputed to distribute this re< 
lief. They found that the homeless 
flood sufferers were not a whit worse 
off than thousands of others. The 
relief offerings were distributed to 
the most needy, but were only a drop 
in the bucket. A terrible story was 
brought back of destitution, han- 
ger, and disease, eating out the vi- 
tals of the Mexican nation, and for 
which there is no apparent remedy. 
I was interested to learn Mr. 
Lopez's views on the 
political situation, as 
affected by hia ob- 
servations. I knew 
he had been very 
friendly toward the 
Carranza regime and 
that he had hoped 
much for the future 
of the Mexican peo- 
ple from its pro- 
gressive policies. I 
found that although 
his attitude is still as 
friendly and sympa- 
thetic as ever, he 
sees no possibility of 
the present de facto 
government of Mex- 
ico succeeding with- 
out financial help 
from outside. The 
rehab i 1 i tation of 
MRS. HEALD Mexico from within 
is impossible on ac- 
eount of lack of money to support 
its armies and restore its ruined in- 
dustries. A way must be found for 
financial intervention if military in- 
tervention is to be avoided. The 
difficulty about such intervention is 
the unwillingness of the Carranza 
government up to the present time 
to accept American aid, and to give 
such guarantees as will safeguard 
funds that may be furnished it. 

Considerable light is thrown upon 
present conditions in northern Mex- 
ico (this article is written the middle 
of December) by the story of a 



refugee who lately reached the Bor- leave Mexico return when peace is 

der, as told me by Mr. Lopez. This restored, I asked this question of 

man is a member of our Congrega- Mr. Lopez, and he said, "The very 

tional church at Parral, where Villa rich and the very poor will return, 

has lately been so active. He was The middle (artisan) class will rfe- 

impressed into Villa's army. To- main. They have already established 

getber with three hundred others, he themselves, are earning better wages 

was placed in the forefront when an than they can hope to do in Mexico, 

attack of Carranzistas was immi- 
nent. But the Carranza soldiers re- 
fosed to follow their officers, so 
there was no fight. This man and a 
companion, watching their chance, 
hid in a draw, while the rest of the 
troops passed tbem. They then 
made their way to the railroad north 
of Chihuahua, where there was a 
Carranza garri- 
son. There they 
were taken for 
Villa spies und 
stood up adrninst 
8 wall to be Khot. 
Their plea that 
they had been 
impressed by 
Villa against 
their will, and 
that they had 
many friends in 
Chihuahua who would vouch for 
their loyalty, finally secured thi>ri a 
reprieve. They were taken to Chi- 
huahua, where they were vindicated 


and many are building homes on the 
installment plan. Some twenty-five 
or thirty families connected with 
our own church either own their own 
homes or are in process of doing so." 
EI Paso wiU remain a large center of 
Mexican population. Our duty and 
opportunity for work among them 
will be great. The present meager 
equipment tor 
our work needs 
to be immediate* 
ly increased, es- 
pecially in the 
way of meeting 
the opportunity 
for social serviee. 
Mr. Lopez, sin- 
gle-handed, has 
done much. ITow 
much more could 
be done by a 
church equipped for social service. 
El Paso is a lusty young city of 
seventy thousand. It has its fine 
business blocks and public buildings, 

by acquaintances in the Carranza including a new high school, second 

garrison and released. Finally, after 
countless hardships and many nar- 
row escapes, they reached the Bor- 
der. Their experience is typical, and 
illustrates the ^tuation in northern 
Mexico, where either hunger or 
necessity is supplying Villa with 
new recruits. 

in beauty and equipment to scarcely 
any in the county. Its American 
residence section is beautifully and 
solidly built. But the problem of 
the Mexican quarter has been too 
big for even this enterprising young 
city. Its teeming population is ill- 

There are now in El Paso fortv housed and inadequately provided 
thousand Mexicans, about double ^'^"^ educational, social, and relig- 
the number there were at the begin- io>'s opportunities. The vast need 
ning of the revolution. How largely and opportunity can be met only by 
will those who have been obliged to aid from without 
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The Home Missionary Society and Church Building Society have estab- 
lished in the offices of the former, a reference library of books calculated to 
be of assistance in connection with Tercentenary matters. It is the wish of 
both Societies that these books .be freely used by those who can conven- 
iently do so. 




By R0V. S. B. Lynd 

WITH a population of nearly 
30,000 people, the capital 
city of Arizona, a state dry 
by nature, and, thank Gbd, dry also 
by law, very nearly in the center of 
the ^reat Salt River Valley, nour- 
ished by waters from the famous 
Roosevelt Dam, about eighty miles 
distant, surrounded by mines of un- 
questioned productiveness, is des- 
tined to become the inland metrop- 
olis of the great Southwest. 

The streets are clean, wide, and 
well-shaded for miles on either side. 
Central Avenue is really a paved 
boulevard extending through the 
city, both north and south, for a 
distance of nearly twelve miles. At 
the extreme north end of this avenue 
is located the Government Indian 
School, where there are over 700 pu- 
pils under the able management of 
Superintendent Brown. At the 
southern end there is a very high- 
class commimity; in fact, no better 
can be found anywhere west of the 
Rocky Mountains. Here live re- 
tired capitalists, college graduates, 
graduates of normal schools and of 
universities of music, who have or- 
ganized themselves into a Neighbor- 
hood Club and have built a beautiful 
club house in which they frequently 
meet for the discussion of up-to-date 
issues and to devise ways and means 
of promoting the general welfare of 
the community. They early felt the 
need of religious services and soon 
organized a Sunday-school of over 
eighty members. Not satisfied, they 
secured the best preachers in the 
city of Phoenix to give them an oc- 
casional service. Attempts were 
made by different denominations to 
effect a church organization, but it 
seemed that the Lord had reserved 
this particularly choice field for the 
Congregationalists. On the twenty- 
fourth of September an organiza- 
tion was effected, with twenty-six 
charter members. This membership 
was increased to forty-four, who 

were received into Christian fellow- 
ship at their first communion on De- 
cember 10. It was indeed an im- 
pressive sight, when six of the num- 
ber, grown men and women, submit- 
ted to Christian baptism as admin- 
istered by the church of our faith 
and order. On December 13, 1916, 
the State Conference of Congrega- 
tional Churches convened in the 
Neighborhood House to give public 
recognition to the Neighborhood 
Congregational Church. It was an 


occasion long to be remembered by 
both Community and Conference. 
Ministers and delegates from almost 
every Congregational church in the 
state were present, and they report- 
ed with the greatest Christian una- 
nimity on the records of the new 
church, and it was duly and grate- 
fully received into the fellowship of 
the State Conference of Arizona, 
On Thanksgiving Day a unique 


service was held. The custom of our young and old, took an active part. 
Pilgrim Fathers was revived. Prod- A picture of the happy group was 
ucts of the soil dec- 
orated the rooms, and 
the beautifully fes- 
tooned tables groaned 
under their contribu- 
tion to the needs of the 
inner man. Turkeys, 
cranberry sauce, old- 
fashioned pumpkin 
pies, and accessories 
disappeared like snow 
before the noon-day 
sun. After dinner, 
and while still seated 
around the tables, the 
people joined in re- 
peating the Twenty- ^^^ congregational church, phoenix 
third Psalm. The writ- 
er then gave a Thanksgiving address taken, and the day closed with a 
from the text, "My cup runneth football game. All went home with 
over." The real program of the aft- the spirit of thanksgiving, strong in 
ernoon then began, and every one, the promise of thanks living. 


By Orvllle A. Petty, Ph. D., New Havea, Conn. 

WE were so close to interven- and the soldiers slept well and arose 

tion that our Government "as good as new." The elevation of 

decided that militiamen our camp was nearly four thousand 

were needed in Nogales. Our regi- feet. Tlie climate was healthfuL 

ment was one of several stationed The sunrises and sunsets were rich 

there. Nogales is a line town. Its and wonderful, disclosing threads in 

twin sister is Nogales, Sonora. The the color scheme of God, 

international line runs down the We left the green hills of Connect- 

center of a broad cross street. Most icut on the double quick before the 

of the houses are massed in the nar- summer heat began. The change in 

row valley, although a few hang on diet, the baking days, and the new 

the mountain walls. The barren labor, were a severe test of man- 

mountains climb, one above another, hood, but they afforded us invaln- 

into Mexico. Rude breastworks able experience, and, incidentally, 

frown on the nearer crests. East, emphasized the unpreparedness of 

west, and north, miles away across the National Guard for efficient mil- 

the ragged hills, crumpled ranges itary action. The New Englander 

lift blue peaks against the sky, makes a good soldier. He is cheer- 

Nogales is a town of some 6,000 ful and faithful, even when weary 

people. It is on the Southern Pacific and hungry and unable to under- 

Railroad, which is prolonged into stand the military why. He learned 

the land of manana. It is the gate- the cost if ideals which he had 

way to western Mexico. talked and never tried. He found 

We arrived before the rainy sea- democracy in toil, caught the spirit 

SOD began. The days resembled a of obedience and co-operation, and 

heated oven. The nights were cool, accomplished self-control and social 


Gauitation. By contrast and isola- 
tion he came to revalue religious 
principles which he' had heard but 
had not learned, and institutions 
which he had inherited but had not 

Nogales is largely Mexican in ap- 
pearance and population. However, 
there is a growing tide of Americans 
flowing into this valley of promise. 
It is the sales center of large mining 
operations in Arizona and Sonora. 
The schools are good and the 
churches are taking new interest in 
their growing problems and oppor- 
tunities. There is a Methodist and 
an Episcopal church. Our church 
(Trinity) was the first Protestant 
church on the ground. In recent 
years services had been discontin- 
ued. A large increase of Americans, 
the development of industries, and 
a strong and permanent growth in 
every direction gave us hints of duty 
and hopes of success. We resumed 
church services. Nogales is destined 
to be a city of considerable size 
whether intervention comes or goes. 
We should endorse and support this 
work with enthusiasm. Nogales is 
a strategic center in diplomacy and 
in the Ungdom of Ood. 

Internal conditions in Mexico are 
probably worse now than when we 
left for the Border last June, al- 
though the Border itself is quiet and 
the relation of Mexicans and Ameri- 

cans there has lost most of its ten- 
sity. Whatever may be the solution 
of the present Mexican muddle, 


Nogales has a future and our church 
in Nogales has a mighty task. Bor- 
der citizens generally believe in 
some kind of intervention. The cit- 



izena along the line, surrounded by 
refngeei from bandit raids, are 
cbafed by years of insecurity. They 
hardly hope for a real settlement 
through the present negotiations. 
They reason that America only can 
establish peace, order, liberty, secu- 
rity of life and property, efficient 
schools, real courts of justice, and 
effect a stable government. Border 
Americana seem to think that Mei- 
. leans are spoiled children who can 
not agree what game to play or how 
to play it. When one nation has 
the high right to settle another na- 
tion's family row and how to pro- 
ceed, is a deep and delicate question 
for sane, unselfish statesmen. If our 
OoTemment could direct affairs in 
Mexico for a generation, without 
bloodshed if possible, help lift the 


self-government, secure safety for 
outsiders and their investments, and, 

at the same time, prevent her nat- 
ural resources from being gobbled 
up by greedy foreign sjmdicates, 


and then turn it all back without 
cost to the Me^can people — organ- 
ized, orderly, and prosperous — ^we 
would have set eii example of unsel- 
fish iutematioijal service worthy of 
our claim to greatness and appeal- 
ing opportunity. 

Gelling back of our work in No- 
gales is not ecclessiastical interven- 
tion ; we belong there and have an 
important and expanding work to 
do. Whether international inter- 
vention comes this winter, or next 
fall, or never, our opportunity and 
obligations in the City of Walnut 
Trees increase as the seasons go. 


By Hra. J. H. Heald, Albuquerque, N. M. 

IT is now twenty-four years since 
we moved into a border town of 
Arizona, separated from Mex- 
ico by "an imaginary line" only, as 
the old-fashioned geographies used 
to call the parallels of latitude and 
meridians of longitude. I remember 
that we estimated the population on 
the American side of the town at 
that time as "Five hundred Ameri- 
cans, two thousand Mexicans, and 

ten thousand dogs." Incidentally I 
may say that the proportion has 
changed since that time, but that is 
not to the point. During these twen- 
ty-four years I have been pretty 
constantly, and more or less inti- 
mately, associated with Mezioaus, 
and have made some study and a 
good deal of use of their -language. 

I frequently read and hear state- 
ments regarding these people which 


are so at variance with my own ideas speaker shows that some ro&ectioo 
that I can not help wondering if I npon their social standing is im- 

am a very poor observer, or whether, 
possibly, the people who make the 
statements have poor eyes or ears or 
judgment, or all these things. 

Who Are The Mexicans ? 

This may be a good place to state 
that by Mexicans I mean principally 
natives of our own country who are 

plied. My experience has been that 
where no offense is intended, none 
is taken. 

I have met some "Americans," as 
we call them by way of distingnish- 
ing them, who seemed to feel sensi- 
tive for the educated Spanish-speak- 
ing people, and who were careful to 

^ say "Spanish-Americans," hut I have 

partially of Spanish descent and not noticed that their consideration 
whose grandfathers acknowledged was particularly appreciated. I do 
allegiance to Mexico, and not those know that the pupils in our schools 
only who were bom in the present call themselves Mexicans, unless 
80-calIed republic of Mexico, and they are especially taught by their 
who have come from there to reside "instructors that they are just as 
in the United States. Right here is American as any one, which, of 

course, they are. I remember a little 
girl who belonged to one of the beat 
families in her village who indig- 
nantly denied that she was an 
American. "I am a Mexican," she 

It is true that our latest census en- 
rolled as Mexicans only those who 
were bom south of the United States 
boundary. So when one reads in 
"Old Spain in New America" that 
there are 11,918 Mexicans in Kew 
Mexico, he gets an entirely wrong 
idea of the magnitude of our mission- 
ary problem here. How should he 
be aware that probably more than 

my first difference with one who 
speaks with authority. A writer in 
a missionary magazine says, "The 
term Mexicans, of course, refers to 
the people who have come across 
our border from Old Mexico. This 
is an important point for the visitor 
to New Mexico to remember, for the 
old aristocratic Spanish-Americans, 
the descendants of Juan de Onate 
and his fellow colonists, consider 
themselves terribly insulted if called 
Mexicans." This may be true. I 
have never met any people who 
claimed to be descended from Juan 
de Onate, and, personally, I have my 
doubts whether they 
are very numerous in 
New Mexico. In fact, 
we . know that the 
"Spanish colonists per- 
taining to this settle- - 
ment were all killed 
or driven out in 1680, 
and very few of them 
ever returned. Among 
the descendants o f 
those who oamc back 
with de Vargas or 
later are many of no- 
ble name, gentle man- 
ners, and natural re- 
finement, none of religious procession, seboteta 
whom show any re- 
sentment at being called "Mexi- half the residents of this large state 
cans," unless, indeed, something in are of the Mexican race and use the 
the inflection or expression of the Spanish language in their homesi 


Do They Spemk Spanish i 

I often hear that "Theae people 
do not speak Spanish; they speak 
Mexican," I have heard young peo- 
ple who had studied Spanish in the 
high school assert positively that the 
reason they could not converse with 
the natives was because the afore- 
said natives could not understand or 
speak real Spanish. Perhaps they 
might think the same if they tried 
their "real Spanish" in Madrid, If 
they are right, however, how is it 
that the mission teachers who have 
learned their Mexican from Spanish 
text- books, frequently from college 
professors of that language, have no 
difficulty in making themselves un- 
derstood by the children in the 
Bohools or the parents in their 
homest A native pastor was asked 
if the people could understand the 
priests who addressed them in pur- 
est Castilian. His wondering reply 
was, "Why not!" One of our hon- 


ored missionaries from Spain, trav- 
eling in this section, took pleasure in 
conversing with the native people. 
She said their language was much 
like that spoken in the province of 
Andalusia and that their written lan- 
guage and literature is precisely that 
of Spain. It is true that different 
sections have characteristic mispro- 
nunciations and that the uneducated 
people make mistakes in grammar, 

What about ourselTest Because we 
do not say "nawsty" and "leften- 
ant," do we therefore not speak En- 
glish 1 Naturally their vocabulary 
is small. One who talked in high- 
flown literary style might not be un- 
derstood. But I think I liave seen 
places in the East where a stump 
speaker who claimed that we 
"should banish the elements of po- 
litical chicanery from the animosi- 
ties of local elections," might re- 
ceive but faint response from the hoi 
polloi, and where some might even 
fail to understand that they are re- 
ferred to when the term proletariat 
is used. To my mind there is no dif- 
ference. The cases are parallel. 

Are They Treacherous? 

Another thing that we frequently 
hear about Mexicans is that they 
are treacherous. I wonder just what 
is meant by that. If treachery 
means to betray a friend, to break a 
promise seriously giv- 
en, to violate a con- 
fidence, then I have 
not observed that our 
Mexicans deserve the 
epithet. If it means 
to be tricky in trade, 
to misrepresent a 
value, to put the best 
foot forward, then 
certainly, if I may be 
pardoned the slnng, 
our Spanish -speaking 
friends have "nothing 
on us." They have 
probably learned these 
lessons from the 
American traders who 
have come among us. 
If to stab an enemy in the dark, to 
throw a stone from behind a wall is 
treachery, then perhaps it is fair to 
accuse them, but they are by no 
means alone in thinking this a 
proper line of action. I have heard 
a native of another country warmly 
contend that if one wished to pun- 
ish an antagonist, he should by 
choice catch Um at a disadvantage. 
I believe there ere not many peoples. 



who, like the Anglo-Saxons* feel 
that they must warn a man to pre- 
pare to defend himself before they 
wonld feel justified in attempting to 
give him a beating. They do not 
feel that they are not playing fair if 
they give a man what they think he 
desen'es by fair means or foul. If 

they are untmtful, dishonest, and 
immoral, may it not be that this ib 
the fault of their religious training, 
rather than a racial trait, and will 
not these characteristics be abso- 
lltely certain to disappear with two 
or three generations of really Chris- 
tian teaching? 

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By Rev. Miles Hanson, El Paso, Texas 

IT is a far cry from Manchester, 
England, to El Paso, Texas, far 
in more respects than one. The 
former is an old city. Near it are 
picturesque, historic homes. Push- 
ing right into it is a canal with real 
water in it. A few miles away are 
the York dales, the Derbyshire hills, 
the Cheshire lanes, and the Welsh 
mountains, all sometimes shrouded 
in fog. 

El Paso is a new city. A building 
which has stood for thirty years is 
a sacred relic. Around it for hun- 
dreds of miles is little but cactus, 
greasewood, and mesquite. There 
is a river bed on one side of it, and 
the entire region is bathed in almost 
perpetual sunshine. 

Each place has its advantages. 
You may be sick of the fog in Man- 
chester and long for the sunshine in 
El Paso ; you may tire of the old and 
long for the new; or, unfortunately, 
your health may demand that you 
exchange the dampness of the one 
place for the dryness of the other. 

At the end of a long voyage you 
begin to correct your preconceived 
ideals. The Mississippi conscien- 
tiously does its duty in this process 
of disillusionment. You had pictured 
to yourself the clear waters of this 
mighty river, and instead you enter 
a desert. You do not fall in love 
with the landscape at first sight. 
You miss the trees and hedgerows 
and wonder what the cattle find to 
eat. At last you reach El Paso. 
All El Pasoans are very proud of 

their city, and they ask all new- 
comers their opinion of it with a 
confident air. You can not reach 
their hearts more quickly than by 
bestowing all praise upon it, even 
though secretly you think of the 
newness of it all and inwardly hum : 

When aU the world is young, lad, 
And all the trees are green; 
And every goose a swan, lad, 
And every lass a queen. 

Before long you find that geo- 
graphical and climatic differences 
are paralleled by differences of opin- 
ion. In Lancashire you have been 
accustomed to very free discussion 
of spiritual difficulties, to open in- 
quiry, and to free talks on new the- 
ories. In the West, to your sur- 
prise, you find the conservative 
.strictly in evidence, and obey the 
scriptural injunction about being 
slow to speak. Church methods are 
so different that an English pastor 
almost decides that it is not possi- 
ble for him to become an American 
minister and that he had better turn 
his attention to farming. 

Despite this decision, however, the 
writer had only been located in El 
Paso some three months when he 
was back in church work. There 
was a little Congregational organi- 
zation in the city which held meet- 
ings in a small room in the Y. M. C. 
A. building. There was no church 
property, not even a hymn book, and 
there was a debt of four hundred 
dollars, which a faith truly descend- 
ed from the Pilgrims in its optimism 
had incurred. 


The be^immgs of a church in a The first thing to be done was to 

comparatively large city are truly get rid of the only asset, namely, the 

pathetic. As a rule, there is a small debt. This was accomplished, and 

room in which meetings are held, the little congregation passed 

There is always an absence of atmos- through the stages of meeting in a 

phere, and the struggling group is store, overcrowding it, holding ser- 

aware that many members of their vices in a theater, buying lots on 

denominatio'j do not care to join which to erect a church, and putting 

them and prefer to attend a pros- up a wing of such a building. Thus 

in a little over five years we have 
moved up from minus $500 to plus 
$11,000. But all this is only a be- 
ginning, as will be readily under- 
stood by our readers when one con- 
siders that the other great denom- 
inations in the city have plants 

peroua church of another profession. 
But there is also the sustaining con- 
sciousness that in the spiritual life 
bigness is not the greatest factor. 
Just now the world is force mad, but 
the frenzy will pass, 

In spite of all these drawbacks the 
Encrlish minister became the pastor of worth from $80,000 to $120,000. 
an incipient Western 
church. Readjustment 
is a hard task in this 
section of the country. 
Everything is strange, 
and everything ia of a 
type of its own. In 
an older community 
there are family inter- 
ests and family ties 
which link adherents 
in the church work. In 
a new comnmnity 
there are no links be- 
yond what passing in- 
terest may be aroused. 
In the old comrannity 
there is a momentum 
which has accumulated during the 
years, but in a new church constant 
pressure must be brought to bear at 
all times. In the church which has 
been long established there is ma- 
chinery oiled by custom and prac- 
tice, while in the new church there 
is not a single trained official. Prob- 
ably what the pastor has been ac- 
customed to in the old environment 
is entirely unsuited to the new one. 
On an old farm it is a ^ood thing to 
milk the cows in a shaded corner of 
the pasture; but where there is no 
shade and no pastnre this can not 
be done. 

About the close of 1910 the Con- 
gregational church of El Paso deter- 
mined to make another effort to- 
ward securing a house of worship. 


El Paso is now, and will increas- 
ingly be, a strategic center. It is 
growing quickly, and is the business 
center of a region 500 miles in diam- 
eter. It is the gateway to Mexico, 
and when affairs in that country 
again become settled, it will be an 
important commercial city. The 
Congregational missionaries in Mex- 
ico will also find it a rallying point 
near their field of work. Hitherto 
they have been separated by hun- 
dreds of miles from any commnnity 
where their brethren are to be found 
in any force. 

There are two kinds of people com- 
ing into the West. There is tiie kind 
that remembers the old home and old 
customs and desires to see Uie latter 
in the new community and the new 



church. These people are generally 
well cared for in a religions way 
wherever they may go. flTie other 
type ia the pioneer in thought as 
well as in action. They are liberal 
in all things and desire a liberal 
church. If we are able to rise to 
our opportunity, we can soon have 
s great rallying point for Congrega- 
tionalism in this city of the South- 

west. What has been done during 
the past live years shows dearly 
what could be accomplished if we 
had more capital. Unless we seize 
this opportunity, we will lose in this 
region the finest church material in 
the country, and when lost to us, it 
will be entirely lost to organized re- 
ligion. Let ua help these people to 
better things. 


JUST west of the Continental Di- 
vide, at the center of the coal 
mining region of western New 
Mexico, is the town of Qallup. A 
Congregational church was started 
there in 1895. The town was then 
thriving. Rev. Peter Simpkin came 
as the first pastor, did a remarkable 
work, and gathered a thriving 
church. Then came the big strike. 
The mines near town were closed 
never to be opened again. Other 
mines further from town were 
opened. In place of the American, 
Welsh, and Scotch miners formerly 
employed, Southern Europeans were 
introduced. In a single year the 
church lost nearly its entire mem- 
bership. The Home Missionary So- 
ciety wanted to abandon its field, 
but the few faithful members who 
were left refused to be disbanded. 
They loved their church and were 
wiUiug to make sacrifices for it. A 
heroic little band of women formed 
the Ladies' Aid Society, and largely 
financed the church. Their number 
was sometimes as small as six. Even 
so, they have raised as much as six 
hundred dollars in a year by their 
own actual labor. For several years 
the condition of the town made any 
considerable growth of the church 
impossible, but they kept it alive. 
Was it worth while to do it at such 
sacrifice T The results did not seem 
commensurate with the cost. And 
yet, who shall say! A woman who 
oame from Chicago to reside in Gal- 
lup attended the little church the 
fint Sunday after her arrival, and 

then and there gave her heart to 
God. She had never before felt that 
uhe could be a Christian, but she 
said, "If these people can live the 
Christian life when they are so few 
and the obstacles are so many, I can 
and will." After some years of 
faithful service in the little church, 
she went to live in a small town in 
California, where she is superintend- 


ent of the Sunday-school and exerts 
a strong religious influence in the 
community. Another, now a young 
lady, who was reared in Gallup, and 
got all her religious training in the 
Congregational church there, is su- 
perintendent of a Sunday-school in 
a Colorado mining camp. Still an- 
other young lady, whose religious 
life was derived from the same 
source, is a social settlement worker 
in Los Angeles. These are some of 
the results we know. Doubtless 
there are others that God knows, and 
that the future will reveal. What 
think you! Was it worth while t 



Slowly the mountain town crept 
back to prosperity, but it has always 
been a difficult place for religious 
work. More than twenty saloons 
flourished, and religious life lan- 
guished. But the plucky little 
church kept on its way. In course 
of time a parsonage was built, and 
it is now fully paid for. Under the 
present able pastor, Rev. J. Craig 

Watt, a fine addition to the church 
edifice has been constructed and 
beautiful memorial windows insert- 
ed. The Ladies' Aid, always in evi- 
dence, raised the money to put a 
furnace in the church. Though the 
winters are cold at the altitude of 
sixty-five hundred feet, they can 
now keep the church as warm as 
their hearts, Ood bless them ! 

« « « 


Rev. J. M. Moya, Albuquerque, N. M. 

For a long time no collection was 
taken up at Los Ranches de Atrisco, 
but since the reorganization of the 
Sunday-school this custom has been 
resumed, and collections are now 
asked for every Sunday. 

No services of any land had been 
held at Barelas for a long time, and 
I decided to inaugurate a series of 
meetings at that place. These meet- 
ings were held under my personal 
direction. The attendance was very 
good and a Sunday-school service is 
now held there every Sunday at 
10 :30 a. m- If I could give more of 
my time to this field, a church could 

soon be organized. The financial 
help which the people are able to 
give is small, but I feel rewarded 
when I consider that these meetings 
have served to awaken a new inter- 
est among the people in both Los 
Kanchos de Atrisco and Barelas. 

At the request of the principal of 
the Rio Grande Lidustrial School I 
have preached to the students of 
that institution on several occasions. 
The majority of these boys and girls 
are from Catholic homes, but they 
always seem to enjoy the Protestant 
services. We are making progress, 
slowly but surely. 

« « « 


By Rev. C. A. Stone, Hurley, New Mexico 

The work at Hurley, New Mexico, 
is going along nicely. I find that 
the tremendous «tmount of prospect- 
ing which Dr. Lynd did to prepare 
the way is proving of great value. 
He left a good impression on the 
men and officers of the Chino Cop- 
per Company because of his energy 
and businesslike methods. 

The church building is again un- 
der construction, after standing un- 
touched for nearly six weeks. As I 
write, I can hear the hammers of five 
or six workmen, and it is moving 
rapidly toward completion. 

I am just taking over the Boy 
Scouts and hope through them to 
obtain a new leverage for the work. 
Our midweek service has developed 

into a teachers' training class for 
the Sunday-school workers, and 
though it is not at present drawing 
as large numbers as we hope it will, 
it is growing in interest. We meet 
in the various homes, as by doing so 
it is possible for some of our mem- 
bers to attend who would not be 
able to be present if we met at the 
school building. 

We are getting acquainted as fast 
as possible and find a friendly spirit 
everywhere. I think the new build- 
ing will add greatly to our useful- 
ness. Our congregations have been 
about the same size ever since our 
arrival, except for a few cold even- 
ings when we had no fire. Every- 
thing points toward success. 

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$ 4,675.87 

$ 16,660.18 

$ 1,660.03 


$ 17.757.91 




$ 820.67 

$ 216.15 

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$ 1,086.82 

$ 1.670.70 

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$ 269.21 




$ 52.01 

$ 66,216.12 


Deflreeee liiiiiiLm im 

The Co^ffreflratlonal Home Missionary Society has three main sources of Income. 
Lieffades furnish, though very IrreflTularly, approximately forty-elffht per cent., or 
$i:;0,000 annually. To avoid fluctuation, when more is received, it is placed in the 
Liesacy Equalization Fund. Investments furnish nine per cent., or about $28,000 an- 
nually. Contributions from churches, societies and individuals afford substantially 
forty-three per cent., or |108,000 annually. For all but elflrhteen states the treasurer 
of The Consreffational Home Missionary Society receives and expends these contribu- 
tions. In those eighteen states, affiliated organizations administer home missionary 
work in co-operation with The Con^reflrational Home Missionary Society. Bach of 
these orfiranizations forwards a percentage of its undesignated receipts to the national 
treasury. To each of these national treasury forwards a percentacre of undesig- 
nated contributions from each state respectively. The percentages to The Conarreffa- 
tional Home Missionary Society in the various states are as follows: 

California (North), 6; California (South). 6: Connecticut, 60; lUlnols. 26: Iowa, 25; 
Kansas. 6; Maine, 10; Massachusetts, 88 1-8; Michigan, 16; Minnesota, 5; Missouri, 5; 
Nebraska, 6; New Hampshire, 60; New York, 10; Ohio, 18; Rhode Island, 20; Vermont, 
83; Washlnsrton, 8; Wisconsin, 10. 


Last month we said that we should look for a wiping out of the de- 
crease of the "Net Available" column of $1,618.69 in the month of Decem- 
ber. It has occurred, and $52.01 to the good. Now, let the last three months 
of the fiscal year show a worthy increase. 

The requests for suggestions to the General Secretary relative to low 
salary have been practically answered by two persons, one of whom sent a 
check for $1,000, and another securities for $3,000 toward the fund to pro- 
vide larger stipends for faithful and effective home missionaries. They 
will find permanent satisfaction and joy in the knowledge that they have 
done something substantial in recognition of the fundamental services of 
those who are leavening the nation with the gospel. 

As a glimpse into the hearts of the missionaries, one of them writes ; 

"The Superintendent reported that one, R- , In this district, was perhaps 

in need of more than he is likely to ^et. I wrote to the Superintendent and told him 

that if R or any one else was going to be "short" because I was to be as 

"long" as last year, I'm willing and happy to "share up." I'd hate to think that 
these Uttle kiddies whom I hear he has, and his wife were lacking the reasonable 
comforts of life because I got more than my share, even though that amount would 
serre me weU. If a change is made it will not displease me." 

Offlce: 287 Fourth Avsnue. Nsw Tlrrk. 
HoDorkry Secretary and Editor. A. F. Beard, D.D., CorreniiondlnK Bftcretartea, 
CtiKrlea J, Ryder. U.D.; H. Paul Douglaee. D.D.; AuocUte Secretary. H. Il Simmone; 
TiesBurer, Irving C. Oaylord; Secretary of Womane Work, Mra. F. W. Wiloon; District 
BfcretarleB. Bev. Qeorge H. QuttiTson, ConKreftatlotial House, Uoston, Mass.; Lucius O. 
Baird, D,D., 19 So. I4 Salle St, Chlcag-o. 111.; Rev. QourKe W. Hlnman. tl Brenham PL, 
Sao Francisco, Cal.; Field Secretary. M rs. Ida, Vose Woodbury. Cousregatlonsl House, 
Boston. Masa. 

We call especial attention to the fact that the month of February is 
sacred to the memory oE tbe great Emancipator. That four millions of chat- 
tels — bought and sold like oattle — were transformed Into men and women 
by the stroke of a pen which however only registered the outpoure*! sacri- 
fices of millions who were already free, is an event that can never be forgot- 
ten by those who were saved from bondage, or by those who are seeking to 
earry on the unfinished work of the salvation of a race. 

Our missionary work among the North American Indians is not very 
large, and never has been, but it is great and has great results to show for 
self-denying service. The Biggs, father, mother and sons — the Halls and 
Reed, Burgess, Collins, Cross and other devoted ministers and teachers, 
godly and noble women of education, refinement, and culture who with 
greatness of heart have been willing to isolate themselves to lift up the 
needy and ignorant red man and whose records are written in God's Book 
of Remembrance, have not done a conspicuous work, but it has been great- 
er for the Nation than the might of armies and the millions expended in 
wars have ever accomplished. Do not pass over the pages of our Tndian 
story without reading them. 



By Secretary Charlee J. Ryder 

THIS day promises this year to a chart together with a unique sys- 

be an occasion of unusual tern of telegraphic messages which 

importance. . An elaborate are to be read at the appropriate 

Concert Exercise has been prepared, time. These messages which purport 

It involves not only an exercise in to come from all the region between 

which the school will join, but also Alaska and Porto Rico and Savan- 

americJan missionary association 


nah and Hawaii come in wireless 
messages, and as they are gathered 
in by members of the school will be 
read and placed on the chart. It 
will be a very interesting occasion 
to every member of the Sunday 
school. These wireless messages 
bring greetings of thrilling import- 
ance from this wide-stretched field. 
Lincoln Memorial Envelopes have 
also been prepared for the use of 
the schools. These envelopes should 
be filled by the gifts of the pupils as 
their offering in behalf of the work 
among ten peculiar and interesting 

The new work among the Latin- 
Americans of the Southwest, placed 

upon the treasury of the Association 
by the action of the Commission on 
Missions of the National Council, 
will furnish a new stimulus and oc- 
casion for enlarged interest and 
gifts from the Sunday schools. 

Lincoln Memorial Sunday has 
proved itself of peculiar worth in 
the study and work of our Sunday 
schools. Year by year it has brought 
into the work of the Association sev- 
eral thousand dollars. The standard 
fixed this year is Ten Thousand Dol- 
lars from loyal Sunday schools and 
Young People's Societies for the 
help and uplift of the boys and girls 
of the handicapped people under our 
own fiag. 


By Edwin Markham 

When the Norn-Mother saw the Whirl- 
wind Hour, 

Greatening and darkening as it hurried 

She hent the strenuous Heavens and 
came down 

To make a man to meet the mortal need. 

She took the tried clay of the common 
road — 

Clay warm yet with the genial heat of 

Dashed through it all a strain of proph- 

Then mixed a laughter with the serious 

It was a stuff to wear for centuries, 

A man that matched the mountains, and 

The stars to look our way and honor us. 

The color of the ground was in him, the 

red earth; 
The tang and odor of the primal things — 
The rectitude and patience of the rocks; 
The gladneflB of the wind that shakes the 

The courage of the bird that dares the 

The justice of the rain that' loves all 
leaves ; 

The pity of the snow that hides all scars ; 

The loving-kindness of the wayside well; 

The tolerance and equity of light 

That gives as freely to the shrinking 

As to the great oak flaring to the wind — 

To the grave's low hill as to the Matter- 

That shoulders out the sky. 

And so he came 

From prairie cabin up to Capitol, 

One fair Ideal led our chieftain on, 

Forevermore he burned to do his deed 

With the fine stroke and gesture of a 

He built the rail-pile as he built the 

Pouring his splendid strength through 

every blow. 
The conscience of him testing every 

To make his deed the measure of a man. 

So came the Captain with the mighty 




And when the step of Earthquake shook 
the house, 

Wrenching the rafters from their an- 
cient hold, 

He held the ridgepole up, and spiked 

Thie rafters of the Home. He held his 
place — 

Held the long purpose like a growing 
tree — 

Held on through blame and faltered not at 

And when he fell in whirlwind, he went 

As when a kingly cedar green with 

Goes down with a great shout upon the 

And leaves a lonesome place against the 



February 22 

Washington and Lincoln are the two great outstanding personalities 
in the history of our nation. We have had but one Washington. We have 
had but one Lincoln. The wisdom of bothr was never more apparent than 
it is today. With the years their fame grows and the prophetic statesman- 
ship of each is increasingly recognized. 

By William Cullen Brsrant in his Eightieth Year. 

Pale is the February sky, 
And brief the midday's sunny hours; 
The wind-swept forest seems to sigh 
For the sweet time of leaves and flowers. 

Yet has no month a prouder day, 
Not even when the summer broods 
O'er meadows in their fresh array, 
Or autumn tints the glowing woods. 

For this chill season now again 
Brings in its annual round the morn 
When greatest of the sons of men. 
Our glorious Washington was bom. 

And mid the wreck of thrones shall live 
Unmarred, undimmed our hero's fame. 
And year succeeding year shall give 
Increase of honors to his name. 


There are over 300,000 Indians in the United States, the majority of 
them being located in the Western states, although some hundreds are found 
in each of the following states : Maine, New York, Mississippi and Florida. 
Oklahoma has more Indians than any other one state, over 100,000, while 
Arizona ranks second with 42,000. In all there are 217 tribes and bands, the 
distinction between a tribe and a band being often loosely drawn. A band 
is a smaller division. 


Miss Deborah Hall, Elbowoods, N. D. 

I HAVE never made any special 
study of the Indians along a 
particular line. I have just 
grown up with them. I ha\ie learned 

their ways and characteristics as one 
learns common every day things, and 
perhaps have unconsciously adopted 
some of them myself. I surely can 



appreciate their care-free life on the 
open prairie, for there is nothing I 
enjoy more than a swift horse-back 
ride across country, where one can 
see on all sides the meeting of the 
sky and the hills. When I first came 
away from my reservation home to 
take up high school work in Min- 
neapolis, I truly felt imprisoned. 
Was there no end to the streets, the 
buildings and the trees f Oh, if I 
could only get above it all where I 
might see way off to the horizon! 
The Indian boys and girls have been 
my playmates and friends since* I 
was old enough to have any and 
often Indian women will relate in- 
cidents of my early years. 

For example, my earliest recollec- 
tion of Mrs. Big-Foot-Buffalo is of 
being carried on her back through a 
rain storm, from which her blanket 
protected me, to one of the Mission 
out-stations not far from her home. 
The family were very likely spend- 
ing a few days visiting in her part 
of the Reservation. I never forgot 
that experience, though I was small 
and until her death always enjoyed 
seeing her and calling her my Indian 
trrandraother. Her old wrinkled 
face would light up when she saw 
me or any one of our family, and 
her hand shake surely was one that 
came from the heart. Her daughters 
had been in my father's first Mission 
school, and when they werS taken 
from her she seemed to give some of 
her love to my sister and me. 

Old Cedar-Woman also used to 
take me on her lap on seeing me 
again after years of separation. Even 
now though she is very ^bitter 
against her own church people, and 
insists on having the church build- 
ing removed from her land, she had 

a hand-shake for, and some little in* 
terest in the children of the family 
for whom she used to wash every 
week for years. May the Lord bring 
her back to his fold. 

What little I know of the Arick^ 
aree language I learned through Kate 
who has been in our home, off and 
on, during all my life, and is still 
with us. During that time she has 
married twice, and after each hus- 
band's death come back to us as to 
her own home. One year her little 
girl was with her. As I was then 
only ten years old I readily learned 
much of the language from the child, 
who talked only in the Arickaree 

Perhaps you would like to hear an 
odd crooning lullaby that I learned 
then. It is one that all old Ree 
grandmothers sing to their babies; 
the smallest ones are wrapped in 
swaddling clothes much as we are 
told Christ was wrapped whA a 

Itsu nuu, Itsu nuu, Itsi 'tawirai 
Tactaritkuhu. Kawanist Nanici sai 

Naitahawihu, Nitkohitu. 

Which interpreted is: Porcupine, 
Porcupine, Come down from your 
place in the tree. You are good for 
soup to dip my bread in. Your tail 
is very good for that. You have a 
big fat tail. 

Two years ago when I came from 

Fargo College after a long siege of 
typhoid fever, one of the women 

gave me an Indian bracelet to show 

her joy at my safe return to health 

and home. Another woman (Mrs. 

Beard) came and sat by the couch 

on the porch where I was lying and 

prayed with me, as father has so 

often done by the bedsides of her 



people. I could not understand 
what she said (she was a Gros Ven- 
tre woman) but I knew her heart in 
sympathy with mine. Is it any 
wonder that I cannot understand 
many of you when you say to me, as 
White people so often do, aren't you 
afraid of the Indians f Would you be 
afraid of your own neighbors and 
friends f They are my brothers and 
sisters, because my home is and al- 
ways has been among them. They 
are our brothers and sisters, yours 
and mine because God is their Fath- 
er, as well as ours. After all we 
have the same inner natures and 

We have had through past genera- 
tions the blessings of Christ's salva- 
tion. Surely our Indian friends, who 
are just beginning the Christian way, 
need his saving power in full meas- 
ure. They are fast giving up their 
old ways as each younger generation 
comes on, but at this half way point 
many are getting nothing new. The 
country around the reservation has 
been "settling up" during the last 
ten years and this contact with the 
Whites brings the Indian under the 
influence of many vicious influences. 
The Christian work which is being 
done to counteract this is small in 
comparison. Would that more of 
our White neighbors threw their in- 
fluence on the right side ! 

A man of this righteous kind — a 
Norwegian farmer — lived between 
our reservation and Mino^. One of 
our Indian men had sold a bunch of 
cattle, and on leaving the bank in 
Minot took with him several hun- 
dred dollars in bills. When well on 
his way home he discovered that his 
money was gone. He hurried back 
to the place where he had camped 

for the night, but found no trace of 
it, gave up the search and came 
home. Not long after he received 
notice from the Minot bank that liis 
money had b^en brought in and was 
held for him. He went and recov- 
ered his money; sought the farmer 
who had found and returned it, and 
offered him a hundred dollars re- 
ward. The farmer — a worthy mem- 
ber of the national Norwegian church 
— ^said to the Indian man: I am a 
Christian and I want you to be one 
too, but I do not want your money. 
This Indian had been holding off 
from the influences of the Mission 
for a long time. With a new view- 
point he decided that if Christian 
men were of the kind of this Norwe- 
gian he wanted to be one also and is 
today one of the leaders of the Elbo- 
woods church. 

The Indians need Christ with all 
his power to inspire them to make 
their lives clean and holy. 

Let me take you to the home of 
an old Indian couple that is nestled 
in some of the most picturesque 
"Bad Lands" about seven miles 
down the Missouri river from the 
Elbowoods Mission. As we come to 
the log house you are sure no one 
lives within, for the small window 
facing us has boards nailed across 
it. But a faint curl of smoke from 
the chimney shows that there is life 
within, and we knock at the door. 
The door opens and a small sallow 
faced man in White man's clothes, — 
but with two long smooth black 
braids of hair — appears. We ask to 
see his wife and he takes us through 
a sort of shed room, containing little 
more than a tiny cook stove that 
looks as if its days of use were over. 
In the room which has only a dirt 



floor, we find a woman who has been 
suffering for three years from in- 
flammatory rheumatism, which af- 
fects one whole side of her body. 
Her bed is anything but clean; the 
mice are rattling in the cupboard as 
we talk, the two windows are shut 
tight, yet she has a cheerful smile 
and something to say. The man 
talks a little English, I talk a little 
Tee and so we carry on quite a con- 
versation. They are delighted with 
a mouse trap and a large cabbage I 
have brought them. From a bright 
colored picture I try to tell them the 
bare outlines of a Bible story. They 
are ready to hear anything told 
them, but are helpless to follow the 
teaching. The man tells us with' a 
happy smile that his daughter is 
coming home from an Eastern school. 
I hope she has gained the hope and 
courage that it will take to strug- 
gle for a better life in such sur- 
roundings, after the luxuries of a 
life in a civilized boarding school. 
Do you wonder that many are dis- 
couraged and that some give up f Do 
you think you could enter a hcnne 
like that and with little or no means 
to better it and still keep up cour- 
age 1 One needs the power that only 
the face of God can give to struggle 
against such odds; and this brings 
us face to face with the necessity of 
the Christian boarding school where 
the children may be influenced not 
only during the school hours, but in 
all the phases of their every day ex- 

I began my school life with In- 
dians only, finished my grade work 
in a private school where pupils 
were a mixture of White and Indian, 
and am now helping in our Indian 
Mission Home School. Soon after 

the Fort Berthold Mission was start- 
ed a christian boarding school ac- 
commodating about fifty pupils was 
one of its main features. That was 
kept up for about twenty-five years, 
and though it was closed about 
eleven years ago for lack of funds 
we are still gathering the fruit of 
tlie work. Now, because we feel that 
christian education is what counts, 
and must be given to as many chil- 
dren as possible we are struggling to 
keep up a school in our own home. 
We can only accommodate twenty- 
four when crowded, and we refuse 
many who would like to come. Most 
of our pupils are children of the pu- 
pils of the first mission school. 

I have two pictures in my mind. 
One of them is eighteen years old, 
but I can still see it. Arthur Old- 
mouse when a little boy of about my 
age, came to enter the school; his 
hair was long, his face painted; he 
wore buck-skin leggings and coat; 
needed a thorough cleaning from 
head to foot; knew nothing of the 
English language ; in fact, was little 
more than a wild animal. The other 
picture shows progress in civiliza- 
tion ; it is only two months old. The 
little boys and girls are entering our 
school this fall. Their mother says: 
I send them to the Mission school 
because I know what my life and 
training in the Mission was, and I 
can trust them there. They have 
new underwear and stockings, shoes 
and dresses, and their mother even 
calls attention to the fact that in 
their haste to get the children ready, 
she was not able to get things 
marked. Another little girl comes 
to school for the first time but she 
understands most of the simple Eng- 
lish conversation, and before long 



will be talking too. It is Saturday 
night and I ask if Florence has had 
her bath. Her mother has cleaned 
her up as well as possible with the 
c^tnveniences she has, but thinks I 
had "better bathe her again along 
with the rest." 

I am sure the Christian boarding 
school pays, where the Government 
school often fails. The Indian has 
a religious nature. He has a hard 
struggle before him and will not 
come out victorious unless he is 
backed by the power of a christian 
education; this is what counts. A 
year ago I went to Lake Geneva to 
the Y. W. C. A. conference, taking 
an Indian girl friend of mine along. 
She sold a horse for fifty dollars, and 
it was not very hard to convince 
her that such a trip would be a good 
and helpful way for her to spend 
that extra money. Yet ten years ago 
she almost cried her eyes out because 
her father, seeing the need of her 
education, insisted on her coming to 
our school. This past year she was 
ready to do what she could to help 
us through a tight place when oYie 
^vorker failed and another was sick. 
She did not do it for money — for 
she had that — but because of her 
loyalty to the school and interest in 
it, where she got her start and 
where her little brothers are now 
and because she is trying to be a 

James Holding Eagle is another 
example. He has had the nerve to 
keep up a struggle, not only against 
heathenism among his own people, 
but against a tuberculosis tendency 
in his own physical life. He holds 
Sunday services among his Mandan 
people across the Missouri river from 
us, but receives no material reward 

— a minister without a salary — ^in- 
spired by love for his people and "by 
his christian brother's dying com- 
mand. My brother Robert who is 
now Y. M. C. A. secretary for the 
Indian work in the United States 
says that he owes his choice of a life 
work to this same brother of James 
Holding Eagle. They were playmates 
together in the old mission school; 
that their friendship might be clos- 
er they each cut a slip on the skin of 
their thumbs and placing them to- 
gether, let Indian and White blood 
unite. In after years they finisKed 
the translation of some hymns into 
Mandan together. It was Leroy's 
last work, and his last thought was 
his hope that his people might follow 
Christ. He charged Robert Hall and 
his brother Holding Eagle to teach 
his people *'the Christ way.*' Ttfus 
his influence is extending through 
his White friend. It is a small por- 
tion of our country's population, 
but a portion of great influence for 
good or evil. Yes, it pays to edu- 
cate the Indian to be a christian. 
Shall we wait till it is too late for 
us to realize that the Indian's salva- 
tion comes only through blessed 
Christ life and education which we 
have to give? 

Must we go on turning down pupil 
after pupil because the mission 
house is not large enough and fhe 
means are lacking? This is what has 
been done since the Mission started, 
and during the last ten years, more 
so than ever before. Many of the In- 
dian parents are doing their part, 
and helping as they can. They are 
learning to realize their need; but 
while they are slowing realizing this, 
we are losing many opportunities to 


save lives for Christ, because more on the p^t of the Indians' White 
christian love and devotion is needed brothers and friends. 


I AM here on the old stamping 
^ound. In filling appointments 
in the churches of South Da- 
kota I went to Springfield, S. D. 
That is just across the river from 
Santee. Professor Riggs took me 
over the pl&nt. I went npon the top 
of the hill to see the old artesian 
well that has famished water for 
seventeen years to the whole school 
for laundry and cooking and clean- 
ing, as well as for irrigation and to 
water the stock. And he being a 
genius has also harnessed the elec- 
tricity made by a wind mill neur the 
well and lights the whole plant. They 
raise their own beef ivhieh reduces 
the high cost of living. They raise 
their own vegetables largely and 
keep cows. The well has, therefore, 
more than paid for itself, but the 
iron tubing has worn out. it needs 
new tubing now or they will be ob- 
liged to go back to hanling water. 


and to kerosene lamps. I visited ihe 
shops and as I saw one of the old 
shops had been moved I asked about 

i1. It has been moved to get it out 
of the way of the new Riggs Mem- 
orial Building, and Professor Riggs 
said that an Indian got the contract 
for moving it as the lowest bidder, a 
former student, I went into the new 
memorial building. The stairways 
had not been put in," hot "make 
shifts" were abundant. I climbed up 
all of them and saw the inside of th'S 
whole place. It is an ideal place for 
the Bible sciiool and other school 
rooms. T)'e contractor spoke highly 
of the plasterer who was an old San- 
tee boy and of the Santee boys who 
worked on the building as carpen- 
ters. So you see, Santee has not been 
in vain but a very useful adjunct in 
the civilization of not Indians only 
but of this western country. I wish 
some rich man might be found to 
make a special gift to replace the 
water works. I addressed the young 
men on Saturday night and I was 
interested to see the grave attention 
with which they listened. Some of 
these boys I had taught as little 
boys. I had taught their fathers 
and mothers and in a few cases the 
grandfathers and grandmothers. I 
5rpoke in the church services on Sun- 
day morning, both in English and 
Dakota and there were those present 
of the third generation of those I 
have taught. Of couAe the grand- 
parents were simply taught to read 
the Bible in their own tongue. That 
is the solid foundation on which wo 
build. The next generation is taught 



both, but most thoroughly the Bible 
in Dakota and now this generation 
speak good English and study large- 
ly in English, and have learned 
housekeeping, dressmaking, nursing, 
farming and trades. The printing 
oflfiee is a very interesting place and 
the boys not only le&m to set tjTpe 
but to bind books also- The great 
dining room is full of students and 
there is a fine set of teachers. Of 
course we miss Dr. Riggs, but we are 
g:lad to see his son Fred B. and Jessie 
the son of John Williamson carrying 
on the work. The successful boys 
matron, Miss Kennedy, who has 
been there for thirty years knows 
just how to help these boys so that 
they can meet new conditions of 
things and hold their own. I also 
addressed the Sunday School and 
felt how their children had ad- 
vanced in learning and in the white 
man's ways. When I first reached 
• Santee, forty-one years ago this 
month, the students had not long 
been brought in from the wilds. Of 
course some of them had come from 
the mission field of the first mission- 
aries in Minnesota. Those have most- 
ly gone on to the Spirit-land. I also 
addressed the young women in their 
y.W.C. A. I found a large number of 
boys and girls from Standing Rock 
there, and they were glad to report 
concerning their parents and home. 
I went to Pierre and spoke there to 
the people regarding their neighbors 
across the river. Then from there 
out to Oahe. I found the missiona- 
ries well and had the pleasure of 
speaking at a woman's meeting. On 
Monday I went across the river to 
my old field. I stopped in McLaugh- 
lin a little railroad town where Mr. 
Eeed the missionary lives. Mr. and 

Mrs. Reed entertained me and the 
Indians came to see me there so titat 

. I had a good visit with many of 
them, and found out the condition of 
things among them. On Saturday 
evening I went down to Grand River 
and spent the night and spgke on 
Sunday morning to a house full of 
people. Long Feather whose father 
was one of the old time Peace Chiefs 
came to see me. He is one who be- 
came a Christian many years ago 
and who is a true man of God. When 
he saw me he said with bowed head, 
'*I thank the great Spirit. I have 
prayed to shake hands with you once 
more.'^ Many-Deeds and his wife 
said, ''No one at our house slept last 
night after we heard that you were 
to be here today." One Bull said, 
"Stay with us, you know our hearts 
and you can help us to live right- 
eous. We are not strong and we fall 
so often." I cannot repeat all he 
said for it would take too much pa- 
per and time. Wakutemaut was 
there looking better than when I last 
saw him. Mrs. Little Sagle and Mrs. 
Chasing Crank still there all faith- 
ful. Antelope and Maza and Gall 
and Pain-in-the-face and Grindstone 
and Thunder-Hawk are all over on 
the other side and I missed them. 
The church at Messiah in the morn- 
ing and at Little Eagle in the after- 
noon were crowded and at both 

. places when I asked those who would 
promise to serve Gted more loyally 
and help others to serve him and be 
true to God and the church to anise, 
the whole congregation at both 
churches arose. They thanked me 
over and over for coming and 
begged me to come soon again. 0, 
if we could grow old without losing 
our strength would it not be fine. I 



would love to give these people forty 
years more of service. They are 
worth all they have cost of disenur- 
agement and loneliness and anxiefy 
and exposure and weariness. All, 
all, would I gladly take up again if I 
were physically able. They are only 
8 nucleus to, help others. So many 
need the Bible, need to know Christ 
^as a personal and ever present Sav- 
ioor. The personal touch is needed 
in all Christian work and nowhere so 

ninch as in our Indian work. I pray 
Ood to send new able young work- 
ers into the field to be associated 
with the veterans before the old and 
faithful missionaries pass away. 
Qod is calling with a loud voice to 
our churches for men and money to 
put with their needy pleas. May we 
respond knowing that in this way 
only can we be assured of his divine 
Iielp in all our work. With hope and 
faith, your missionary. 


Founded by the American Mission- one opened to colored people in the 
ary Association in 1867, Talladega State of Alabama. It is the only one 
College ia for the thorough prepar- for the colored people in the entire 

ation of teachers for the Public and 
Normal and Industrial Schools, 
while it fits those who are to be- 
come ministers and physicians for 
their professional courses. It also 
trains in the industries, mechanical 
and agricultural. 

The College department was in- 
•orporated in 1S69, bsing the flrat 

state. This is for the exceptional 
pupils of initiative and leadership 
ability who are capable of more 
thorough mental discipline. 

Talladega is on the border of the 
black belt, and in Alabama alone it 
has a constituency of 1,000,000 from 
which to draw its students. Tt is 
also located in the heart of a state 



whose industrial importance is grow- 
ing. It has 750 students, a faculty 
of 44, and a plant and equipment 
valued at $289,000. 


Talladega is doing today the same 
high grade work as formerly in thor- 
ough education and discipline and 
doing it more efficiently. It is fur- 
nishing an all-round, practical edu- 
cation to the colored youth such as 
will contribute to their larger effici- 
ency both in the home and in the 
State. It is securing the best develop- 
ment of social character by bringing 
students of both sexes from various 
localities, associating in school and 
in religious exercises under the con- 
stant oversight of high grade teach- 

ers. It is making farmers, and stem- 
ming the unfortunate drift of negro 
youth toward the cities. 

Talladega is surely solving the 
race problem. It is doing it by thor- 
oughly preparing those who are or- 
ganizing the educational, industrial 
and religious forces so «as to make 
permanent and effective the results 
in elementary training and to the in- 
dustrial and civic future of the 
race. More than that, it is giving 
motive and inspiration for the com- 
mon and industrial school, as well as 
furnishing the teachers for them. In 
foi word, it is training a race of nine 
millions by training the masters 
who may organize and inspire their 
people along higher industrial lines. 


Tougaloo a few miles southwest 
of the geographical center of Mis- 
sissippi is situated only seven from 
Jackson, the foremost political and 
second commercial center of the 
state. It lies also where the propor- 
tion of Negroes to white people is 
exceptionally large. Mississippi as 
a whole has now a larger propor- 
tion of Negroes than any state in the 
Union; within a seventy-five mile 
radius of Tougaloo the Negroes 
number (1900) half a million; and 
in the plantation country of the im- 
mediate vicinity live Negro farmers 
who have hardly any white neigh- 
bors for miles in any direction. 

Mississippi is rural: its largest 
city cannot boast of 30,000 popula- 
tion, and of its nearly 1,800,000 in- 
habitants, more than a million and 
a half live in places of less than 
2,500. Tougaloo, though in touch 

with the great world, stands in an 
open country world of its own. 
Scattered farm houses peer half hid- 
den from the woods and knolls for 
miles around it, and there is even a 
group of houses known as Tougaloo 
Community, with its i>ost office ; but 
even these hardly form a town. The 
faculty of the institution, living of 
course in its buildings, form veri- 
tably a College Settlement out in 
the open country. Tougaloo, on a 
five-hundred acre farm, has mead- 
ows, gai:den8, fields of cotton, sweet 
potatoes, com, oats, and other 
crops, cows, hogs, sheep, horses, 
mules, bams, milk-house, slaughter- 
house, silo, sheds and other build- 
ings. Upon products of the farm the 
faculty and students in the Board- 
ing Hall largely subsist. Its scien- 
tifically managed crops are an ob- 
ject-lesson to every boy who, having 



to work his way throTigh the Col- Such an institution is a plant necos- 
lege — and these are not few — is aa- sarily of slow growth. It represents 
aigned work on the soil. Repairs on the achievements not of any on* 

its tools and machinery, the shoeing 
of its horses and males, give stud- 
ents in the Ironworking and Wood- 
working Departments immediate 
practical experience. And the farm- 
ing operations furnish a clue to the 
form which many a lesson in Arith- 
metic, Algebra, Chemistry, Botany, 
English Composition, profitably 
takes in the classroom. 

Tougaloo has had an honorable 
history of nearly half a century. 

man, not even of any one set of 
teachers : the achievements are 
proved to be worth while because 
they have borne the test of the years. 
Founded in 1869 by the American 
Missionary Association, Tougaloo can 
look back to honorable achievement 
in a generation and a half of self- 
sacriiicing endeavor. It merits 
friends and hearty and increased 


THiLOTSON is far away; sel- 
dom seen by travellers and 
tourists who for the most 
part do not know much about the 
great and flourishing state of Texas. 
Tillotson College is the only higher 
educational institution of the Amer- 
ican Missionary Association west of 

the Mississippi river. Its location in 
Austin, the capital of the state, is one 
of the finest and most strategic in all 
llie West and South. Its service for 
the elevation of the colored people in 
the great Southwest for more than 
thirty years has been very great in 
teaching aspiring youth to sheriBh 



high ideals, to live true lives, to cial and industrial studies are mark* 

make real homes, to be good citizens edly thorough. Its industrial courses 

and worth; exemplars and teachers include carpentry, joinery, iron- 

ot their race. Its collegiate courses working, mechanical drawing, pri^^ 

luad to the degree of Bachelor of i:ig, home economics, dressmaking, 

Arts, and several of its students niiUinery and nursing — an able fac- 

hav« likewise been graduated with 
distinction in our highest and most 
exacting Universities in the North- 
ern states. Its secondary courses in 
classical, scientific, normal, commer- 

ulty, able directed and presided 
over — has made the youngest of the 
American Missionary Association 
Oollleges, one of the beat. Its Presi- 
dent sends us his good words : 

"Again we send our greetlaga, gratetul, 
and glad to tell our trlend« how ve are 
pressing torward. You gave ub funds lor 
our InduHtrlsl Building «nd Its equip- 
ment. Tbrough your asalstiLnce, our talr 
Administration Building vaa finished 
months ago. Then, other gifts that 
brought rejoicing began the fund tor its 
equipment; and now, except the library 
and laboratories, which still must wait 
in part, we hare the fumlahlngs of this 
now building falrlj in liand. We plan to 
open its inviting rooms with the near 
opening of the glad New Year. 

Tou will rejoice with us; but we mast 
pause only to gather strength tor new en- 
deavor. In recent years our ettorts have 
centered largely in the struggle to gain 
tbe thirty thousand dollars placed In two 
new buildings. The older buildings. 

planned for earlier times, through many 
yean of service worn must he repaired 
and re-adapted now to changed condi- 
tions and progressive methods. This need 
is urgent, II TiUotson Is to bold the stand- 
ing it lias won and grow. At least six 
thousand dollars, so we estimate, will be 
required to meet th's urgent need. 

Already, we have n good ossaranca ot 
one thousand dolkirs tor this new fund, 
if we will raise Iwo thousand dollars 
more. The College has the heart for this 
endeavor, but since its work is with tlw 
lowly. Its gifts from situdenta and alumni 
except In loyalty and earnestness of 
spirit, must be emalt. Again we most 
appeal to other friends ot Cbrlatlan edu- 
cation also tor encouragement and aid. 
Even it far away, your greetings, ydor 
prayers, your gifts will bring yon nsar." 


Irvinf C Gajlocd, Tr«Miir«r 


We give below a comparatiye statement of the receipts for December 
and for the three months of the fiscal year, to December Slst. 




A * * * 

















$ 714.88 



$ 2^22.76 



















1 1 

Availabl* for Rogolar Appropriatioiw t 















Bd. So«. 

• _, _ • 





$ 84,740.68 

















$ 48X10.18 


DmdgDmMmd hj Contribalors for Spodal Objocl% Outaido of Rogvlar Appropriationt t 








Y. P. 8. 










$ 1,612.60 

$ 484.81 

$ 719.50 

























ATRIiRkM Tf ma^mIa^ mm mr^B riRfl— ■ ■••••••••« •■■•■••■■■■■■■■■■•■ 



$ 168.86 

P'Mitf^ttJ Irr iiftiifciitoit imr wtjal o^imata 

$ 58,819.28 

$56,806 58 

$ 2312.70 


. .."^ f *y* **** bequeath the sum of dallars to ''The American Missionary Asso- 

^l*^*?Pv incorporated by act of the Lesrislature of the SUte of New York." The will 
should be attested by three witnessea 

Anticipated bequesU are received on the Conditional Gift plan: the Association 
acresinff to pay an annual sum in semi-annual payments durlnir the life ofthe donor 
or other designated person. For information, write The American Missionary Assocla- 



Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Charles E. Burton, D.D., General Secretary 
Church Bxtentlon Boards, 

Charles H. Richards, D.t>., Church Buildlnir Secretary 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

Church Efficiency Secretary^ William W. Newell, D.D^ 19 So. La Salle St, Chlcaipo. 111. 
Field Secretaries, John P. Sanderson, D.D.. 19 So. La Salle Street. Chicago, 111.; 
William W. Leete, D.D., Room 611, ConirreKational House, Boston, Mass.; Rev. H. H. 
Wikoff, 417 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal.; Assistant Field Secretary, Mrs. C H. 
Taintor, Clinton, Conn. 

The Church Building Society had in 1916 another record breaking 
y^ar. Its receipts were more than $315,000, which exceeds by more than 
$6,000 our previous banner year in 1914. Nearly every source of income 
showed an increase. Perhaps the amount would have gone still higher had 
not our fiscal year closed on Saturday night, Dec. 30th. 

« « #. 

We were especially gratified to note the very considerable increase in 
contributions from the churches. These were much greater than in former 
years. They are,. however, still a long way from reaching the minimum 
mark set by the apportionment. With the impetus gained in the year which 
has just closed, during which many churches came up to the full apportion- 
mcQt mark, we are hoping that in this new year, other churches will catch 
the spirit and be satisfied with nothing less than the full apportionment in 
their contributions to aid the needy and struggling sisterhood of churches, 
which reach out their hands for help. 

« « « 

Notwithstanding our increased receipts, the volume of work pressed 
upon this Society far outruns all its resources. While we helped to pay 
last bills on 88 houses of worship and 35 parsonages in 1916, putting into 
them $218,587, we found ourselves compelled to carry over into the new 
year 151 applications for grants, church loans and parsonage loans, asking 
us for more than $225,000. This is pretty nearly a full year's work. New 
applications continue to pour in upon us, showing a vigor and vitality in our 
church life to which we ought to be more eager to respond. We are hoping 
that this year many generous hearted individuals will send us special dona- 
tions and generous conditional gifts in order that we may the better meet 

this emergency. 

« « « 

The Rev. James Hyslop, Ph. D. of Lebanon, Mo., is to be congratulated 
6n having successfully carried through the re-construction of the church 
plant which had long rendered good service in that community, so that it 
stands today transformed into a convenient and beautiful new edifice, suited 
to all modem needs. Dr. Hyslop was long our valued State Secretary in 
Michigan where he rendered for us admirable service. Later he was i>astor 
of our church in Newport, Ky. Three or four years ago, for reasons of 
family health, he went to tMs little city of the Ozarks, where under his 
strong and wise leadership, both church and Sunday School have been 
Fapidly developing until they completely outgrew the plant. At a cost of 


about $10,000, tbe; have eolarged and modernized their equipment until 
they are now qualified to render a community service of veiy great value. 
The dedication of the new edfiice last November was an occasion of great 

« « * 
Has the frontier disappeared? There are some who think it no longer 
exists. Of course the conditions that prevailed seventy-five yars ago in 
vast uninhabited stretches of the interior have been greatly changed. Yet 
real frontier conditions exist in every new coinnmnity starting up on new 
lines of railway which stretch across the Continent, or in the little new 
hamlets that spring up on the Plains because of new economic conditions. 
We know of a little new community in southwestern Dakota where the land 
has recently been taken over from an Indian reservation, and where our 
pioneers are now taking up the farms and making the beginnings of a new 
Christian civilization. Here an able and self-denying minister is seeking 
to minister to the scattered people of a large county. He is located at what 
will be the county seat, but his parish reaches far and wide Here he must 
face loneliness and hardship and difficulty until the new settlers about him 
have become fairly well established and can co-operate with some strength 
in the matter of developing a church. No parsonage need is greater than 
his. To help make a good home for such a self-denying and heroic Christian 
pioneer is an immense privilege. If anyone should send us $500, we could 
at once respond to his call for help to complete this greatly needed home. 
* * * 



In the little church back home the revival of today is just like the 

they are holding a revival of the old- revival of twenty or thirty years 

fashioned kind. The last issue of the ago. 

Old Home paper tells about it. In We can see the crowd gathering 

imagination we can see it just as it is, and the church filling up "at early 

for there are no new fashions in lamp-light," and hear the singing of 

religion in the Old Home Town, and the hymns, one of which is always; 



Come to the charch in the wUdwood, 
Oh, come to the charch in the dale; 

No spot is 80 dear to my childhood 
At the little brown charch in the Tale. 

The sermon, with its sound Christ- 
ian doctrine and fervent appeal, the 
invitation to backsliders and the un- 
converted while the congregation 
sings softly, ''Almost persuaded'' 
and ''Just as I am;" it is all an old 
story, of which the Old Home paper 
makes much. 

It is good to get news of the re- 
vival back home. It is good to know 
that Deacon Zepheniah Wilson is yet 
alive and taking an active part in 
the revival, although it must go a 
little against his grain to have the 
singing led by an imported soloist 
who gets paid for it and makes a 
business of it. For many years in 
the long ago, Deacon Wilson led the 
singing in the little church back 
home, and he fought bitterly against 
the introduction of an organ to the 
church, and, after the organ came, 
he threatened to quit going to church 
u all, looking upon that innovation 
as a sacrilege; but Elder Black sil- 
enced him and smoothed his rufl9ed 
feathers by pointing: out that if the 
angels in heaven praised Qod with 
harps and trumpets, surely it was 
not a sin to praise him here on earth 
with an organ. 

It is good to know that the little 
church i^ yet anchored firmly to the 
Bock, that it brings its message of 
salvation as of old, and that it gets 
close to the problems of everyday 
living. Call the roll of the great 
preachers of the great cities of this 
country ; nearly all came out of little 
country churches. 

Henry Ward Beecher, first great 
pastor of Plymouth Church, Brook- 
lyn, getting his religious training 
in a little country church in Litch- 
field, Conn., his first pastorate, a 
little church in Lawrenceburg, Ind. ; 
Lyman Abbott, second great pastor 
of that church, attending as a boy a 
little village church in New Eng- 

land; Newell Dwight HiUis, third 
and present pastor of that church, 
converted as a boy in th^ village of 
Magnolia, la., in just such a revival 
as they are holding now in the little 
church in the Old Home Town, and 
his first pastoral work was done in 
the country; Talmage, Hie great 
preacher of a great city, converted 
in an old-fashioned revival in a 
country church in New Jersey, and 
afterward preaching there; Dwight 
L. Moody, Sam Jones and Sam 
Small, who spent their lives trying 
to save the lost of the great cities; 
Billy Sunday, following in their foot- 
steps; Frank W. Ounsaulus, the 
great preacher of Chicago ; Washing- 
ton Oladden, of Columbus, 0.; 
Charles David Williams, Episcopal 
bishop of Michigan ; Bishop William 
A. Quayle, of the Methodist Church; 
WilUam J. Williamson, the eminent 
Baptist clergyman of St. Louis, all 
of them and thousands more in the 
same work, trained in the little 
country church. 

So it is with many of the biggest 
men of business, the captains of in- 
dustry. See Edward H. Harriman, 
the railway magnate, giving a new 
church of stone to replace the little 
wooden church where he worshipped 
as a boy in a New York village, and 
buried at last in its shadow. Back 
home to the little church when death 
comes. No use for the millions of 
dollars then. Just one request to 
those who bend low to catch the last 
message: "Bury me (m the sunny 
side of the little church back home." 

Back home. The lessons learned 
in the little church there ; the memor- 
ies that cluster around it: those are 
the things that have kept so many 
on the right track, that have made 
life most worth living for such a 
great number after all. 

IJow sweet on a clear Sabbath morning. 
To list to the clear ringing beU, 

Its tones 80 sweetly are caUing; 
Oh« come to the charch in the delL 

Kansas City 8tar^ 



The idea of the molting pot is no 
new one, bat these are concrete ex- 
amples of the way in which the best 
of these peoples are being forged to- 
gether into a band of fine young 
American citizens in this great em- 
pire of north Wisconsin. 

These photos represent the cosmo- 
politan character of the Northland 
student group, each one being a rep- 
resentative of 8 different national- 
ity, and are selected as a type of the 

No. 1 is the Dane, Jim was an \m- 
kempt, uncombed, backwoods boy 
when he landed at Northland, but 
he had a thirst for knowledge, and 
although obliged to work his whole 

his way for the most part, because 
his father and his people do not ap- 

prove of the higher education. It is 
rumored that he was compelled to 
choose between a good farm and a 
college education when he came to 
Northland and he chose the latter. 
As president of the Y. M. C. A. and 
leader of the Christian work in 
school generally he has made him- 
self one of the " indispensables. " 

way, he became the valedictorian of 
his academy class. He is now mak- 
ing a home for bis father and mother 
in the woods near Hayward, but has 
not given up his longing for an ed- 
ucation, and is still looking forward 
to a college course at Northland, 

No. 2 is the Hollander. "Vandy" 
is slow, but persistent and sure. He 
too became valedictorian of his 
B*ad«my daaa. He has also earned 

The Finnish race is represented by 
No. 3. Uary is one of a large &m- 



ily and one of three Bisters who came 
to Northland to work their way 
through the Academy. They have all 
proved that what they got here has 
been pnt to good use in the world. 
No. 4 13 the Swede. "Bro" is one 

ing local pastors who are taking ad- 
vantage of the opportunity North- 
land offers to get a better prepara- 
tion for their noble calling. Six of 
these men are numbered among the 
(students of the present year. 

of our college seniors. He is an 
honor man in various forms of activ- 
ity. He is the student foreman of 
our printing office. He is acting pas- 
tor of one of our Home Missionary 
churches. A year ago at Lake Gen- 
eva he enlisted as a student volun- 
teer and is to go out under the aus- 
pices of the Swedish Baptist board. 
No. 5 is the Hebrew. Eunice is a 
loyal American and a loyal North- 

No. 7 represents the true Ameri- 
can, the Indian. Lena found the way 
of the white man's school hard, but 
she persisted until she received her 
Academy diploma. She was a first- 
class helper in kitchen and dining 
room and her habits of neatness and 
cleanliness revolutionized the ap- 
pearance of the little country store 
which she entered as a clerk after 
her graduation. 

lander. She is teaching in one of 
the smalt communities near Ashland 
and her sister is beginning this to 
follow in her footsteps. 

No. 6 represents the German. He 
is 0B« of a number of foreign-speak- 

No. 8 is the Yankee. Tom is a New 
England boy whose indomitable 
spirit and splendid courage helped 
him to fight his way through school 
against tremendous odds. With only 
a part of one arm instead of two 



good hands, he has started out to 
win in the battle of life. He is novr a 
young banker in* charge of a bank 

which he himself organized, though 
only one year away from his grad- 
uation day. ■ — 

PtcK. laba Wri>bt Buckham. Barkalcy. Calif. 
It has become quite too easy and 
customary to turn over the entire 
custody and control of onr children 
to the highly elaborated educational 
machine which has been devised. The 
machine, however admirable, is 
proving unequal to the task, just be- 
cause it is a machine. The home 
must resume its ancient and inalien- 
able duties. There youngsters can 
at least be started right. But when 
the lightsome, pagan, high-school 
atmosphere is breathed into a youth's 
lungs, it is no easy task for the home 
to hold him to sanity and stability. 
If the home were able to keep the 
boy or girl within its own charmed 
circle, all might be well, i. e. provid- 
ed the home were what it should be. 
But parents cannot very well flee 
with their children to the desert 
when offenses come, as the anchor- 
ites fled from a threatening environ- 
ment. The only escape is through 
moral victory ; and to secure that the 
aid of the church as well as the 
home is necessary, else there are 
likely to be many cases similar to 
that of the mother who replied to a 
que^ion as to the number of her 
children: "I have had one sod and 
two diBappointmentjs." 

A clerical contributor to the "At- 
lantic Monthly" stated that ten 
thousand years hence there would 
be no church. He has therefore hast- 
ened to leave it before the crash 
comes. The church has naturally 
lost heart somewhat under this wide- 
spread distrust and if not defection. 
And yet the Protestant church of to- 
day is meeting the problem of relig- 
ious education with a courage and on 
earnestness and- an intelligence that 
she has never before shown in this 
direction, since the rise of the Sun- 
day School movement. The trouble 
is she is very seriously handicapped, 
as compared with the public schools, 
in resources, in equipment, in time 
and in opportunity. Nor, aside from 
the cordial aid of the Religious Edu- 
cation Association, has any large 
sympathy for her problem been man- 
ifested by professional educators. 

To one who loves both the alma 
mater who nourished his mind and 
the church who nourished his soul, it 
cannot but be painful to contemplate 
the gulf which divides the modem 
university — and especially the state 
university — from the church. There 
is nothing deliberate and intentional 
on the part of either in this aliena- 
tion. Neither is there any mutual, 
well-directed effort to prevent it, un- 
less the student-pastor movement in- 
augurated by some of the churches 
may prove to be such. But this, ad- 
mirable as far as it goes, neverthe- 
less does not reach the main trouble, 
which is a weakened sense of the 
fondamental tie between edncation 
and religion. 

If these two, education and relig- 
ion, are indeed inherently hostile, 
«e must choose whom we will serve. 
But if, on the other hand, religionj 
instinctive, unsectarian, free, and ed- 
ucation, unbiased, truth-loving, rev- 
erent, are vitally related — the two 
wings of the spirit — then the ancient 
but not always honorable alliance 
between them should be renewed 
upon a better and more enlightened 
basis — the basis of free and sympa- 
thetic co-operation. 

— Advance. 





Offlc«: 806 Coiiffr«ffaUoiial House, Boston. Mass. 

President. Rev. Clarence F. Swift. D.Dj Missionary and Bxteniilon Secretanr. Rev. 
William Ewlnc. D.Dj Treasurer, Samuel F. WUkins; District and Educational Secre- 
tarles. Rev. Robert w. Gammon. D.D.. 19 West Jackson Street. Chicajro, 111.; Rev. Milton 
a Littlefleld. D.Pa. U9 Fourth Ave^New York- N. Y.; Rev. J. P. OrBrl«n. D.D., 412S 
Campbell Street, Kansas City, Mo.: Rev. Miles B. Fisher. D.D., 417 Market Street. San 
Francisco, Calif.; Associate, Miss Margaret Slattery, Maiden, Mass. 


The Sunday-School Society ^rill close a fruitful year of service Febru- 
ary 28th. It has been meeting the new conditions incident to changes in 
population, a large influx of New Americans, readier co-operation with 
other denominations, and closer connection between the different Societies 
of our own. Many avenues have been opened for far-reaching and impor- 
tant work. Some of these have been entered, others could not be entered 
for lack of assurance of adequate permanent support. The value of religi- 
ous education by our own and other denominations has not lost in em- 
phasis. It is clear that greater things in this direction must be under- 
taken. Ignorance has in a large measure been the cause of weakness and 
division. United and wisely directed efforts can only be obtained by wider 
knowledge, accompanied by a great missionary, altruistic. Christian im- 
pulse. The workers of the Society have been striving for this. 


The donations for December were $751.56 in advance of the correspond- 
ing month of last year, and those for the first ten inonths of the fiscal year 
were $1,025.76 in advance. The legacies, however, up to date, have been 
$9,864 less. It is, therefore, hoped that all who have not done their full 
share, or who oan add to their gifts, may do so before the fiscal year closes, 
February 28th. 


The annual meeting will be held in connection with the National 
Council at Los Angeles, June 26th— July 3rd. Regular members of the Na- 
tional Council, eighteen corporate members-at-large, and life members 
elected previous to 1907, are voting members of the Society. It is im- 
portant that as large a number as possible should plan to attend, and that 
they should become familiar with the work of the Society in all its depart- 
ments. The officers of the Society will gladly furnish information to any 
who may desire it. 


The Pilgrim Press is issuing a very excellent Easter Service by Miss 
Margaret Slattery, **The Triumph of Love,*' and the March PUgrim 
Teacher will .also contain a service for which a prize was awarded. The 
Society thus offers very best material for a joyous and profitable Easter 
service in all our Sunday schools and churches. These are furnished at 
moderate rates by the Pilgrim Press. The Missionary and Extension De- 
partment is anxious that only the best should be used. 



Br R*T. G, J. PoWell. D. D.. Moatu* 

The Draper's Sonday Bchool meets 
in a pretty little country Bchool- 
hooRe on the banks of a creek in 
sight of the mountains. There are a 
nomber of Finns in the community. 
The school owns a few acres of land. 
There is a good chance to develop 
eommanity service work. Our Red 
Lodge pastor preaches for the peo- 
■ pic week nights about twice a 
month. The superintendent is' the 
daughter of a Fmn. 


Rev, Qeorge H. DeKay, a worker 
in North«m California writes: "I 
have made a survey in Calaveras 
County. We have two churches with 
pastors, but a. large part of the coun- 
ty has no Protestant religions work 
al all, San Andreaa, the county 
seat, with a population of five or six 
liondred and a high school of sixty, 
has had no regular services for five 
years. Our church, with four mem- 
bers, maintains a Sunday school and 
the building is kept in good repair. 
He saloon rules, but in our recent 
campaign this town and county cast 
a considerable vote for prohibition. 


"Mokelumne HiU, an old mining 
town once having a population of 
several thousand and proposed as 
the state capital, now numbers per- 
hape two or three hundred. Of 
ninety pupils in school one-half are 
Protestant. The Catholics have a 
Sunday school. We have none. Be- 
cause of the unfit condition of our 
church I arranged for services in the 
hotel Sunday evening. The congre- 
gation consisted of ten women, of 
which six were Catholics, and two, 
Christian Scientists. One of the 
Ci;tholic women was visiting this 
place, where she was born and rais- 
ed- After my sermon she spoke 
feelingly of the religious need and of 
the helpfulness of my words, and of 
the past when, at her father's tahle, 
priest and Protestant minister met 
alike in good fellowship. She gave 
me a doUar for the work, and ex- 
prened her wiUingnesa to help in 

any effort to repair and redeem the 
old church. 

"I know 80 many places where 
tlie children are being left with no 
effort to give them religious train- 
ing that the work of the Sunday- 
School Society appeals to me great- 


By Rav. J. M. Dick. Wufaloston 

The Home Department organized 
in the home of O. B. Reese, consisted 
of father, mother and nine children. 
Baby Harvey Eugene, whom I had 

the honor of christening last Sun- 
day, increased the enrollment by 
one, a few months ago. The school 
has held every session but one since 
itFi organization and has added a 
neighbor's family of six to its en- 
rollment. The picture shows the 
superintendent, Mr. Reese, beside 
one of the mammoth logs which are. 
Ro plentiful in this part of the state. 
Rev. M, C. Davis, in Oregon, has 
many rich experiences. In one place 
a school director strongly opposed 
the use of the schoolhouse for Sun- 
day school, and only by an appeal to 
the county superintendent was the 
lequest granted. On visiting the 
school some time afterwards Mr. Da- 
vis was called to visit a sick man, 
who proved to be the opposing di- 
rector. He earnestly sought and 
found the truth, repenting the past 
and becoming a joyful Christian. 
Mr, Davis and other workers often 
have these encouraging experience' 


Oflfice: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 
Henry \. Stinison, D. D., President; William A. Rico, D. D., Secretary; B H. Fancher. 



The third atmual moeting of "The Annuity Fund for Congregationiil 
Ministers'' was held in the First Congregational Church of Newark, New 
Jersey, on January 16, 1917. 

The Pastor of the Church, the Rev. T. Aird Moflfat, gave the delegates 
a cordial welcome and the ladies served a most bountiful and appetizing 

There were present more members of the Fund than at any former 
annual meeting. As the membership is distributed throughout the whole 
country, a large attendance can never be expected. 

Rev. Lewis T. Beed, of Brooklyn, was elected Qiairmjan and Rev. A. 
Frederick Dunnels, of East Orange, Secretary. Prayer was oflfered by Rev. 
Frank J. (Joodwin, of Connecticut. In the absence of the Treasurer, Mr. 
B. H. Fancher, his report was read by Mr. Martin E. Reichmann, the book- 
keeper. The Secretary, Rev. William A. Rice, presented the annual report- 
Deep interest in the progress of the Fund and in the reports, was mani- 
fested by the spirited discussions which followed. The financial resources 
have increased decidedly over the former year, also the membership. 

In the three years there were total receipts from all sources, including 
subscriptions not yet due, of $157,713.41. The Membership Fund is $61,- 
085.72 and the Endowment Fund $27,052.29. A Reserve Fund was begun 
during the year. All obligations have been met. The Fund has no debts. 
Sixty-two new members were added during the year, the total membership 
being 331 on December 31, 1916. It is interesting to note that 10 new mem- 
bers have been received since January first, making the total membership 
on January 18, 1917, 341. 

Eight members have died and their widows are already receiving the 
annuities to which they €ire entitled under their certificates of membership. 

The Fund faces the future with great encouragement and expects large 
things in the tercentenary period. 

The following persons were elected members of the Board of Trustees, 
to serve for one year. Rev. Henry A. Stimson, Rev. Frank J. Goodwin, Rev. 
Clarence H. Wilson, Mr. Charles C. West, Rev. Charles S. Mills, Bev. Jay 
T. Stocking, Dr. Lucien C. Warner, Mr. B. H. Fancher, Mr. H. Q. Cordley. 

At a subsequent meeting of the Board of Trustees, Rev. Henry A Stim- 
son was elected chairman, Mr. H. G. Cordley, Recording Secretary, Mr. B. 
H. Fancher, Treasurer, and Rev. William A. Rice, Corresponding Secretary. 



Through the reorganization voted 
by the National Council at its meet- 
ing in New Haven, the Congrega- 
tional Education Society has trans- 
ferred its schools in Utah, New Mex- 
ico, El Paso and West Tampa to the 
the American Missionary Associa- 
tion. For the year October 1, 1916, 
to October 1, 1917, the Education 
Society is paying the American Mis- 
sionary Association $11,000 and 
sending them all the designated gifts 
which come from the Woman's Un- 
ions to the Congregational Educa- 
tion Society for the work transferred. 
After October 1, 1917, the Educa- 
tion Society is to furnish $16,000 per 
year toward the support of District 
Religious Education Secretaries for- 
merly supported wholly by the Con- 
gregational Sunday School and Pub- 
lishihg Society. 

The Congregational Education So- 
ciety has assumed the support, for- 
merly given by the American Mis- 
sionary Association, to Atlanta Sem- 
inary, also the support of our three 
foreign institutes in Chicago and 
the German Institute at Redfield, 
formerly under the Home Mission- 
ary Society. It has also taken from 
the Home Missionary Society the re- 
sponsibility for applying the $2500 
in gifts to Schaufflcr on the appor- 
tionment of the churches. The So- 
cial Service Department with its 
budget is already part of the Con- 
gregational Education Society. A 
Missionary Education Department is 
being developed and a secretary will 
be placed at its head as soon as the 
Society's income warrants. A Stu- 
dent Life Department is already in 
operation but is only doing a small 
part of what should be done until 

such time as we can afford to put a 
4rong man at its head. 

This reorganization means that the 
Congregational Education Society, 
together with the portion of the Pub- 
lishing Society which remains in 
Boston, is expected to serve the en- 
tire denomination and all our mis- 
sionary societies in the matter of 
training our own people in Chris- 
tian living, for Christian service and 
in finding and training leaders. 
Through its Education Department 
the Society is already studying the 
total problem of the chiurch, espec- 
ially from an education point of 
view. Just so far as it is important 
that our young people and all our 
church people be thoroughly trained 
in Christian living ; that an adequate 
number of leaders of the finest quid- 
ity be secured ; that special effort be 
made to keep in touch with our stu- 
dents in colleges and state universi- 
ties for the purpose of bringing them 
back into church life after gradua- 
tion, with the spirit and equipment 
to tak^ hold of various phases of 
church work; that our church peo- 
ple have definite knowledge of and 
training for social service; that our 
missionary education program be co- 
ordinated and more adequate; and 
that frontier academies and colleges, 
our various training schools, such as 
Schauffler, the Training School for 
Women in Chicago, and the Foreign 
Institutes be supported — to this ex- 
tent, is it vital that the Education 
Society have the strongest kind of 

Since a considerable portion of 
the gifts from Woman's Unions to 
the Education Society went to the 
work in Utah and New Mexico, the 


fl0d«t]r dmres that just as soon as 
the womtn find it possible they shall 
make appropriations for the new 
work, for example : Thrall Academy, 
the Foreign Institutes in Chicago 
and Redfield, Atlanta Theological 
Seminary, the Social Service De- 
partment, the salaries of District 
Religious Education Secretaries, the 
Recruiting Campaign, the Student 
Life Secretary or for work formerly 
and still carried by the Society, such 

as Fairmount; Kingfisher and North- 
land Colleges, religious workers at 
Pomona and Colorado Colleges, stu* 
dent pastors in state universities, aid 
for students studying for the minis- 
try and for the general work. 

The Education Society appreciates 
the loyalty and co-operation of the 
Woman's Unions in years past and 
counts on their support in meeting 
the new obligations which the de- 
nomination has laid upon it 

€ € ^ 


New Tasks of the C. E. 8. 

Miss SMla M. Jordan. 

On the 4th of December, 1916, the C<m* 
Sjesatioiial Education Society completed 
its first one hundred years of service. 
The Society is now entering upon a new 
century with enlarged opportunity and 
new tasks. 


Hymn. Tune Duke Sreet 

O Thou who sealest up the past 
The days sUp from us, and the years 
Grow sUent with their hopes and fears; 
'Tis thine to keep all things at last. 

Thou moTCst in the moTlng years; 
Wherever man is, there thou art 
To overrule his feeble part, 
And bring a blessing out of tears. 

We own thy promise, for we find 
In aU thy dealings evermore 
Thou teachest that the things before 
Are better than the things behind. 

Thou Opener of the years to be 
In aU thy dealings evermore 
The touch of thy strong hand I feel 
Upholding and directing me. 

aorlpture— Psalm 90. 

Prayer — That the work of the C. E. S. 
may be more firmly established. 

Hymn— O Master, Let Me Walk With 
Thee. Tune, Maryton. 

Old Tasks Accomplished — (See leaflet. 
The Congregational Education So- 
ciety. 1816-1916.) 

New Tasks for the New Century. 

T. The Education Society and the 

a. "What Shall I Do With My Life," 
C. E. S. leaflet 

b. Training Leaders for Foreign- 
speaking Churches. 

Schaufller Missionary Training 

School leaflets. 
"Redfleld CoUege's Oppcrtnnity,*' C. 

E. S. leaflet 
The Chicago Christian Institute. 

-c Personal WoiIl Among Students 
at State Universities. 

IL The Education Society and Ocmgre- 

gational Educational Institutions. 
'New Outlook after One Hundred 

'American Missionary," October 

"Thrall Academy," C. E2. S. leaflet 
"A Christian Frontier College." 
"The Congregationalism October 9, 


III. The Education Society's New De- 
partment: — 

Social Service. (See Report of So- 
cial Service Commission.) 

Hymn— ''Love's Offering." 



Closing Prayer — ^"We bless thee for the 
free and noble spirit that is breath- 
ing with quickening power upon the 
educational life of our day, and for 
the men and women of large mind 
and loving heart who have made 
that spirit our common possession 
by their teaching and example. We 
remember with gratitude to thee the 
godly teachers of our own youth who 
won our hearts to higher purposes by 
the sacred contagion of their life. 
May the strength and beauty of 
Christ-like service still be plainly 
wrought in the lives of their succes- 
sors, that our young people may not 
want for strong models of devout 
manhood on whom their characters 
may be moulded. 

Do thou reward thy servants with 
a glad sense of their own eternal 
worth as teachers of the race, and 
in the heat of the day do thou show 
them the spring by the wayside 
that flows from the eternal silence 
of €k>d and gives new light to the 
eyes of all who drink it Amen." 


The American Missionary Association 

Irvlns G. Garlo<^> Treunrer 387 Fourth Atcoim. Naw York. N. Y. 

Receipts for December, 1916 
The Daniel Hand Educational Fund for Colored People 

Current Receipts 

MAINB — tSlt.M. 


BMncti Ch., 8. BrIalDli Ch„ E. Caboti 
Ch., 14. CkelaMi Ch.. 4.BD. Doraeti Oi.. 
8.S0. Enat ArllactOBi Olivet Ch., T.60. 
Emmt Bnrkpi Ch., It. FbIfIcci A. H. W., 3. 
Galldhmlli Ch., 2. Lower WaterfaHli Ch., 
E. MIddlclniTi B. 8., 16. Mlddletawa 
SjtrlaCBi Ch., *" - .. 

Watrrrlllei 33.83. Total, 

_, „ ___■»■! Ch., 

.„„. First Ch,. 13.98. Hnwk 
G. CuidlBi Ch.. 6, CoBeardr 
for Grand View, Tani 

A. A. 

Mcfr., Tor CaiBsdy School, Tallaaefca Col- 

leKB, 1. CrorJami Ch.. ' " "* 

11.61. DabllB ~ ■ 

. Ch.., S, 

Dcrrri Ch., 
Baal Aadoi 

In Memorial. 


Chr, (.81. CrHnKeldi Union Ch., 9, Haap- 
Mbi HlBBlonary Soc, B: Mlsa C. tot 

11 Keaiii Court St. Ch.. 41: MlH C. B. 
W bbL goods for Peabody Academy. 
Lyadebaroi So. Ch., 4,60, Maachfaleri 
Pranfclln St., Ch.. IBD. Haabaai PllBrIm 
Ch., 18.91. WaUb Baraaleadt Ch.. 6. Nartb 
Weani Ch., 9. Ort«rd»llle> Ch.. 4. Oaai- 

ri Second Ch. 3.30. 9<nitk Seabrook. Ch„ 
Sarrri Ch.. «. SwaaaeTi Ch., 8,68.. 

WeatmanlaBdi Ch.. ( — --- — 

l*wHi Ch.. S. WllMali Ch. 
First Ch., Il.JS. 

, 11. 

th. "second Jor Don 


Academy. PeaehaMi Ch., 

... RochHteri Ch., l.EO. Boraltaai Ch., 
8.94. Ratlaadi Ch., for hoBpLtal In Porto 
Rico, 25: a. K. M.. for Building Fund, for 
Hospital at Humacao, Port Rico, 100. flt. 
Jehaabam North Ch., 2. Strafford) Cb.. 
box foods for Dorchester Academy. 
Tbelfordi First Ch., 14.82, Verceaaeai L. 
A., Boc, bbl. g-oods for Oregrory Institute. 
Walllactardi Ch., bbL koods for Dorcheatar 
Academy. Warrrai Ch.. bbl. goods for 
Dorchester Academy. Weat Brattleboroi 
First Ch.. SS.3S. West Ckarleatoai Ch., 9. 
Werbrldxei Ch . l.B.SI,_ Wllllaau 

I, A., G 

1 View, 10. 

!■>• HOMe Mlaaloaary raloa af 

Mrs. C. B. t«ach. Treasurer. 
1. Baekavorti l.EB, CamdCKJ 3E. 
I 5, CDHbcrlaad Ceatcri ZE. 
Jaekanai t.lE. KcaHbanki Second. T.EU. 
bewlatoai Pine atreel, ll.EO..Nortb Brld*- 
toBi t.BE. Oifordi 4.60. Portlandi State 
St., 4.85. Sacoi Pollyanna Class: i. Saadr 
Polvti Stockton, E, Seatb Berwtckt 3.30. 
fltocktoB Bliriacai EOc, ^'alnat.JIIIlBT " 
Tarmoulh. ' '" — -- 

BcBBlactoBi Ch., 1.78. 

5. LndloHi Ch., 
M, 9., S: also s 

Juniors, i 
RIat- • 

I!; C, 

. H. M. 8., 8.80. 
i. Totaf. 1118.09. 
MABSACHIISBTTi — f 7,398.88, 
(Donations, t4,lEl.lS: I<egacles, tl,04B,tl,) 

Aeten Ceatrei Ch„ I.3E. Aacab^I 
Main at. Ch.. 6.91. Amberati North CJi.. 
34: South Ch., 938, Aableldi "• »" 

First ( 

laradalet Ch., 


, 10. 

IE. 83. 

lerlini Flrat Ch.. 11. 
idfoTdt »econa Cb., I.IE. Boatoai 
m Ch,. for Marlon, Ala., 3, and bbl. 
Is: ConE"! Educational Boolety for RIO 
ids Ttiaus trial School. Albuoueriiue, 
Mexico. 83, Darehcatcri Harvard 

Ch,. SB. Ilnj 

. Woirboroi Chi 

:ub. 3, SO. aorllBKtoai Ch.. ' 

1 Ch., flO; Second Ch,, >; 
Jamaica Plalai Central 
I Tmmanu el -Walnut Avo- 
Bradterdi PlrBt Ch. o( 
iTldgewatert Ch., Olrls* 



North Ch., ^2.02; Pilfrrlm 8. B,, for Ii6z- 
Inrton, Ky.. 10. Camtoai Evangrelical Ch.» 
67.76. CarlUlet Cta., 6.63. Chatluunt First 
Ch., 7.9G. Ckelmsford Centeri Central Ch., 
20. Cke«<erfleldi Ch., 6. Chleopee Fallai 
Second Ch., 1S.06. Clinton i German Evan. 
Ch.. 4. Concords S. S., for Lezingrton. Ky., 
10. Daltoni F. Q. C, for Dorchester Acad- 
emy, 50. Drdkanti Allin T. P. S. C. B., for 
Tougraloo College, 15. Deanlsi Union Ch. 
8. Daxbnrys Pilgrim Ch.. 4. Elast Bridge- 
waters Union Ch., 3.42. Baatkamptovs 
First Ch.. 7.71. Eklsrartowns Ch., 8.50. 
Bnflelds Ch., 56.60. Biiaexs 8. S., for S. A. 
at Pleasant Hill, Tenn., 10. Feeding 
Hills s Ch.. 10. FItekbnrir: C. C. Church, 
35; Rollstone Ch., 62.37. GranTllle Centers 
First Ch.. 6? Great Barrln«rtons Mrs. O. C, 
for Dorchester Academy, 5. Hardwteks 
Ch.. 6. IfaTerkllls West Ch.. S. S.. 11.64; 
Rev. V. P., for Kings Mountain. N. C, 2. 
Harvard s Kvang'ellcal Ch., C. E. Soc. 5. 
Htnsdal«s i<irst Ch.. 9.36. Holyokes First 
Ch., 36.59; Grace Ch., 20; A. C. H., tor 
Tougaloo College. 5. Honsatonles Mrs. T. 
R. R., for Dorchester Academy, 5. Hyan- 
ntas Ch.. 4. Marblekeads Old North Ch.. 
Woman's Miss'y Soa., box g-oods for Pea- 
body Academy. I«anea«ters Evangelical 
Ch.. 8.71. Leominster s Pilgrim S. S.. 6.94; 
Pro Christo Soc. in Pilgrim Ch., 3. Low- 
ells First Ch., 79.30; Highland Ch.. 10.40. 
Lynnfleld Centers Ch.. 3.75. Mnldens First 
Ch., 88.47. Manihfleld HlUns Second Ch.. 
4.80. Melroses Ch.. 58.50. Mlllvllles Ch., 
•1.30. Milton s C. E .Soc, 2.62. Monsons 
Ch.. 58.25. New Bedford s North Ch.. 89.28. 
Ifewbnrys Byfleld Ch.. 5.16. Newton s Q. E. 
W., for S. A., Talladega College, 12. Nortb 
Adamas Ch., 60. Nortk Iladleys Second 
Ch., 16. Oranges Central Ch., 16. Oxfords 
First Ch., 20.46. PlttsHelds First Ch. of 
Christ, 252.25 HS of which for work among 
the Indians); French Evan. Ch., 1.30: Rose 
Missionary Society, bbl. goods for Marion, 
Ala. Unlneys Finnish Ch.. 2. Randolpks 
Ch.. 8.41. Heveres First Ch., 13. Roek- 
lands R. E. D.. bbl. goods for Pleas- 
ant Hill. Saiems Crombie St. Ch.. 
bbL goods for Gregory Institute; Miss 
M. T. S.. bbl. apples for Gregory In- 
stitute; Tabernacle Ch , 87.80. Sand- 
IsHelds First Ch.. 3.85; Miss M. S. H.. 
1.16. Snndwteks Ch., 10. Sharon s First 
Ch.. 40.40. Shelbnmes First Ch.. 81.77. 
Shelbvme Falls s Ch.. three bbls. goods for 
Gregory Institute; Mrs. P., box goods for 
Marion, Ala. Shrewsbnrys C. E., Soc, 10. 
Somersots Cli.. 2.67. 9onth Hadleys Miss 
E. M. E., for Salada. N. C, 2. SfirlngHeld i 
Emmanuel Ch., 7.50; North Ch.. 11.25; 
Park Ch.. for Greenwood, P. C, 8; King 
Daughters Circle of Park Ch., for Greg- 
ory institute. 10. Sunderland s First Ch.. 
17. S<o«kbrld»es First Ch., 15. • Tanntons 
East Ch., 1.32. Teinpletons Ch., 4.75. Tur- 
ners Faliss First Ch., 9. W^atertowns Phil- 
lips Ch.. 130. Wnylands Ch., 11. Weat 
Bam«itables Ch.. 2.60. IV^iitboroi Evan- 
gelical Ch., 65.01; W. M. S., two bbls. 
goods for Joppa, Ala. West BrookflHds 
Ch.. 13.47. WestHelds First Ch., 59.85; 
Second Ch.. 64.10. , Westfonls Mrs. W. A., 
goods for Joppa. Ala. W^est Medfords Ch., 
40.65. "Vl'est Medways Second Ch., 5.26. 
W^estBilnsters First Ch., 6.66; C. E. Soc, 
3.76; Woman's Miss. Soc. 3. W^est New- 
bnrys Second Ch.. 6. W^ent Sprlnsrilelds 
First Ch.. 81.11. Went Tlabnrys First Ch„ 
8.23. WInckendons North Ch., S. S., for 
Marlon, Ala.. 26. Woburns North Ch.. 
13.53. Worcfsteri Piedmont Ch., 103: Ply- 
mouth Ch.. 93.67; Union Ch.. 20.48 (9.07 of 
which for work in Hawaii); D. H. F.. for 
Talladega College. 75 Worthlnsrtons Ch.. 
2. Wrenthams Original Cong. Ch.. 36.02. 

W^onuin's Home Missionary Association 
of Maaa. and R. L, Miss D. White. 
Traaaurar. W> H. M. A.s For 9&lftHfs f^n^ 

Chinese. 704; for Southwestern Work 
(through a E. Soc). 500. ToUl. $1,204. 


Bostons Celia A. Thomas (1.250. leaa 
tax 62.50. 1,187.60. and interest 24.41. 
1,211.91; reserve legacy, 807.94), 403.97; 
Frank Wood. 1,583.33. Nortk BroaUields 
Jonathan E. Porter. 1.663.84 (reserve leir* 
acy. 1,102.56), 651.28., Watertowns Estate 
of Jennette T. Kimball, 180.00 (reserve 
legacy. 120), 60. Westkantptons Estate of 
Sarah C. Cook, 446.66. 

RHODE ISLAND— 1139.40. 

Bnrrlnfftons Mrs. P. A. C, bbL goods for 
Pleasant Hill. Central Falls s (Th.. 2540. 
Pawtnckets Miss A. C. H., for Talladesra 
College. 60. Provtdenees Plymouth Ch.. 
10; Mrs. A. M. P., for Moorhead, Miss., 25; 
H. J. W., for Tougaloo College, 25. River- 
sides Riverside Ch., 4. 

NOTE. — See also amounts acknowledged 
under W. H. M. A. of Mass. and R. L 

CONNECTICUT— 15,301.85. 

(Donations |3,205.66, Legacies $2,096.19) 

Berlins Y. P. S. C. E.. for L.exington. 
Ky., 10: C. S., for Lexington. Ky.. 5; Mrs. 
D. L. R., box goods for Pleasant HilL 
Brldireports Black R«»ck Ch.. 48.45; Olivet 
Ch.. 80; Park Street S. S., 6 32. Cknpllns 
Ch., 6.27. Ckesklres Ch . 25.34. Ckesters 
Ch.. 28.65. Colckesters C. E. Soc. 5. Dar- 
lens First Ch., 64.50, East Canaans T.«adies* 
Aid Soc. bbl. goods for Thomasville. Ga. 
Bastfords Ch., 10.19. East Hartfords 
First C?h.. 61.68; South Ch.. 17. Baat 
Havens Woman's Home Missionary Soc, 
for China, Talladesra College, 5. Eaat 
Norwalki Swed. Bethlehem Ch., 3.90. 
Bast W^lndsors 48. Bant W^oodstoekt 
East Ch., 6.74. Basexs First Ch., 10.95. 
Falrllelds Francis Asbury Palmer Fund, 
for Tougaloo College, 600. Ooakens L. A. 
Soc. bbl. goods for Gregory Institute. 
GranbTt South Ch., 10. Grernwleks Sec- 
ond Ch., 130; Second C?h., Stillson Benev- 
olent Soc, for Talladega College, 6. Gr*- 
tons Groton Auxiliary, for Grand View. 
Tenn.. 20. Haddams C7h.. 17. Hartf«rds 
Connecticut Indian Association, 5: Friend, 
for Tougaloo CoUece. 100. I«ebanons First 
Church. 10.50. Liberty Hills Ch.. 4.60. 
Manckesters Second CTh.. 73.65. Mansflelds 
Second Ch.. 13. Merld^ns First S. 8.. 20.35. 
MIddletowns First Ch.. 25.79. Nllfords 
Firsit C?h.. 2.84. Morrlss Ch.. 8.85. New 
Britain s South Ch.. for Beds for FoRter 
Hall, Talladega College, 21.50. New Can- 
aan s First S. S.. by Mrs. E. K., for Grand 
View, Tenn.. 75. New Havens Dixwell 
Ave. Ch.. 5; Dwlght Place C?h.. 221.74: Pil- 
grim Ch.. 104.06: United C^h.. 200; C. E. B., 
for Grand View. 25; H. W. F.. for Ctil, 
'Oriental Mission. 25. Nortk Havens <^., 
17.95. Nortk Mlannss Ch., 2. N€»rffi Mad- 
ison s S. S.. 1.04. No. Stonlnsrtons Ch.. 27. 
Norwalkx First CTh.. 27.60. Norwich s First 
Ch., Jr. C. E. Soc . 2. Oakvllles Union Ch., 
17. Portlands First CTh., 17.68. Patnams 
Second Ch., 15.85. Rldgeflelds CTh.. 32.96. 
Rovbnryt Ch., 5. Salems C!h., 1.98. 
Sharon s CTh . 3. Somerss Ch.. 4.14. 8<»ntk 
Coventry s First Ch.. 11. 5lontk Glanton- 
bnrys Ch.. 10. KtalTord Snvlnsras CTh., 5A.93. 
Stony Creeks Church of CJhrlst. 7.50. Tal- 
rottvlllet Ch.. 112: S. S.. 15: J. O. T.. for 
Marlon. Ala.. 20: Mrs. J. G. T.. for Mnrlon, 
Ala.. 10. and two boxes goods. Tolland s 
"Friend." for Marion. Ala., 2. Thompsons 
"A Friend." 10 Tkomantont First Ch., 
3.35. Waleotts Ch.. 9. W^alllnsrfords First 
Ch.. 40. W^aterbnrys Third Ch . 2. C P. 
O. Jr., for Talladega College, 25: Mrs. A. 
C. B.. for Tougaloo College, 60; King** 
Daughters, two bbls. goods for JonT>a. 
Ala. Watertawni CTh.. for Tougaloo Col- 





lege, 20; G. N. G., for Lexington, Ky., 10. 
Wauregan. Ch., 11. West Avoni Ch., 6. 
We»tcheiiteri Ch., 8.75. IVest Corawalli 
Second Ch., 30; W. M. S.. two bbls. goods 
for Marion Ala. IVeat Hartford s The First 
Ch. of Christ, 60.20. Weiitports Women's 
Benevolent Soc, two bbls. goods for Pea- 
body Academy: WllUmaBtlvs Mrs. E. S. 
W.. two bbls. goods for Peabody Acad- 
emy. Wethcrafleldt Ch., 43.91. Wood- 
brld«et Ch., 13.05. ^Woodatockt First Ch.. 6. 
'Woman'a Cong'l Home Mlmiionary Union 
of Connecticut, Mrs. H. DeWItt Williams, 
Treasurer. ColUnavlllet W. II. M. S., for 
Porto Rico. 10. Goshen t W. H. M. S., 15 
(6 of which for Grand View and 10 for 
Scholarship at Gregory Inst.); C. E. S., 
for Thomasvllle, Ga., 5. Hanoiiert W. H. 
M. S., for Chinese in Cal., 10. Uartfordt 
First Ch., W. H. M. S., 50. Mlddlefleldt C. 
E. S.. for Santee. Neb., 4. New Canaani 
W. H. M. S. 76 (50 of which for Grand 
View and 26 for Thomasvllle). New 
Havens Ch. of the Redeemer, L. A. S., for 
Santee, Neb.. 16. Orangct Aux., 20 (10 of 
which for Grand View and 10 for Thomas- 
vllle) ; Aux., for Marquez, New Mexico, 10. 
South Windsor t Aux., 34 (25 of which for 
Talladega and 9 for Thomasvllle). Wood- 
stock t Aux., for Porto Rico, 10. W. C. H. 
M. U.I for work In El Paso, Texas. 50 
(through C. E. Soc): for China, for Tal- 
ladega College, 134.50. Total, $444.50. 


Grotont B. N. Hurlbutt, 1.251.60 (Re- 
serve Legacy 834.40), 417.20. L^banoni 
Mary H. button, by David W. Pitcher. 
Exec, 5,036.95 (Reserve Legacy 3,357.96), 

NBW YORK— $3,007.33. 

(Donations, $2,479.39, Legacies $527.94.) 
Baiting Hollow t Ch., 23.50. Blngham- 
tons First Ch., for Grand View, Tenn., 25. 
Bristol Centeri M. E. Ch., bbl. goods for 
Gregory Institute. Brooklyn t Central 
Ch.» 547.59; Central Ch., Young People's 
Assoc. 10. Ch. of the Pilgrims, 31.87; 
Parkville Ch., 6.60; St. Paul Cong'l Ch., 
bbl. goods for Marion, Ala.: Mrs. L. T. 
L<ewis, for Marion, Ala., 5; "Friends" In 
W^ M. Soc of Clinton Ave. (^.. for Medi- 
cal Residence In Porto Rico, 7. Bnffalo: 
First Cong'l Ch., bbl. goods for Marlon, 
Ala. Burrvlllei (I!h., 2. Canandalomai 
First S. S., for Santee, Neb., 14.52; Mrs. 
A. G. C, for Tougaloo College, 5; H. W. 
H., for Tougaloo College, 6. Castle; 
Miss F. F. B., for Moorhead, Miss., 100. 
Ckarclivtllet Union Ch., 21.13. Crown 
Points Essex Association, for China, Tal- 
ladega College, 8.51. Rldre<1i Ch., 1.93. 
Ellinirt^Bi First Cong'l S. S., for Thomas- 
vllle, Ga., 4.50. Forest Hlllst Mrs. F. E. 
S., box goods for Pleasant Hill; "A 
Friend" In The Church In the Gardens, 
25. Pnltoat Ch., 5. Gasport: L. M. S., for 
Marlon, Ala., 5.75, and bbl. goods. GIot- 
eravlUet First Ch., S. S., Claps, for Grand 
View, Tenn., 15. Howellsi Ch., 4.50. Hud- 
••n->on->IfndBons Mrs. L. D. J., 50. Iron- 
de^noltt United C^., 26. Ithacat First S. 
9^ 19.14. Jamestown I First Ch., 50. Ktan- 
tones Ch., 6.24. L<H*kports East Avenue 
Ch., 35. Morrlstowns C. E. Soc, bbl. goods 
for Marion. Ala. Newbnrghs First Ch.. 
28. New Havens Mrs. B. D. S., for Hospi- 
tal at Humacao, Porto Rico, 100. New 
Yorks Trinity Cong'l Ch., 10; Mrs. C. A. 
D.. for Marion, Ala.. 5; Miss D. E. E., 
for Cottage at Bricks, N. C, 8; for 
Gregory Institute, 5; "A Friend," for 
Marlon, Ala., 10; A Friend. 25. New 
VaiaiKes Ch., 3.06. Niagara FalUs First 
Ch. 15. North Bangor s S. S.. 10. On- 
tario i CTh., 7.57. Orlakany Falls i C^., 6. 
Oswegoi Ch.,- 11.66; also bbt goods for 
Marlon, Ala. IPateliosvei First Ch., 15; 

C. E. Soc, for Marlon,^ Ala., 5. Phoenlxi 
Ch., 24.16. Port Leydeni Ch., 3.05. Pongh- 
keepsles First Ch., 38. Prospects Ch., 6. 
Rlterheads W. M. S., bbl. goods for Joppa, 
Ala. R«Nlnians Ch., 10. Salamanca s Mrs. 
Simpson's Class, for Thomasvllle, Ga., 6. 
Sangertless Ch., bbl. goods for Marion, 
Ala. Scarsdales Mrs. G. O. I., obg books 
for Library, Tillotson College. Seneca 
Faliss Memorial Ch., 30.87. Schroon Lakes 
Ch., 5.86. Sherbnrnes Dr. & Mrs. O. A. 
G , for Hospital, Talladega, Ala., 500. 
Summer Hills Ch., 8; L. M. S., bbl. goods 
for Marion, Ala. Syracuses Geddes Ch., 
21. Wadhamss L. M. S., box and bbl. 
goods for Marlon, Ala. Wading Rivers 
Ch.. PI Soc, 13. Waltons Woman's Mislon- 
ary Union, two bbls. goods for Kings 
Mountain. N. C. IVhIte Plains s Mrs. C. 
M. v., for Marion, Ala., 5. WlUsboros 
Ch., 8.50. ^Woodhavens Ch., 3. 

Woman's Home Missionary Union of 
New York, Mrs. W. A. Kirkwood, Treas- 
u ?«>«*. Aquebognes L. A., 2. BInghamtons 

Fast Side. Aloha Class, for Piedmont Col- 
lege, 5. Brooklyn s Brooklyn Hills. S. S., 
5; Lewis T^ve., E. W. M. B.. 10; Park L. 
M. S., 12; Parkville S. S., for Grand View, 
10. Bniralos First W. G., 25; First W. G., 
for Tougaloo, College, 20. Canandalgnas 
W. H. M., 18. Falrports Cradle Roll, for 
Marion, Ala., 10. Galnens M. U., 3. Mor- 
rlstowns C. E. Soc. for Marlon, Ala. 10. 
Mt Vernon: First W. M., 20. New Yorks 
Broadway Tabernacle, S. for W. W.. 17.50; 
Broadway Tabernacle, Soc for W. W., for 
Medical Residence in Porto Rico, 5. 
Ponghkeepsles W. S., 10.75. Rlverkeads 
First W. M. S., 11.94. Scarsdales W. M., 
37.50. Warsaws W. U.. 39. Watertowns 
P. A.. 15.90. W. H. M. U.s for work In 
San Mateo. N. M., 18930 (through C. E. 
Soc.) Total, $476.89. 


Akrons Mary E. Ball, for Saluda, N. C, 
24. Lowvllles Cornelia C. Le Warne, 
1.502 (Reserve Legacy 1,001.34). 500.66. 
Cortland s Henry E. Ranney, additional, 
9.84 (Reserve Legacy 6.56), 3.28. 

NEW^ JERSEY— $450.92. 

East Oranges First Ch., 131.04. Glen 
Ridges Ch., 29. Jersey CItys First Ch., 86. 
Montclairs Miss C. S. H., for Tougaloo 
College. 5. Nntleys Saluda Circle, for Sa- 
luda Seminary, 7.50; Miss C. C. for freight 
on box goods for Gloucester School. 2. 
Plalnflelds Ch., 144.77. Upper Montclalrs 
Christian Union Ch.. Woman's Missionary 
Soc. for CThlna, Talladega College. 10. 
Upper Montclairs Mrs. J. T. K., for CJhlna 
for Talladega, 1. VInelands Ch. of the ■ 
Pilgrims, 7. Westflelds Ch. of Christ. 


Bradd<H*ks Ch., 3.10. Clarions Pres. Ch., 
bbl. goods for Marlon, Ala. Kanes First 
CTh.. 12.50. Meadvllles Park Ave. Ch., 11.50. 
Nnntlcokes <^., 5. Philadelphia s Miss F. 
M., for Marlon, Ala., 5. IPlttsbnrghs First 
Ch., 15. Plttstons Welsh Ch., 7.18. Ply- 
months Pilgrim (^., 3. Rldgways I. E. W., 
5. Slatingtons Ch., 3.58. Stockdales Slavic 
Ch., 5. Taylors First Ch., 8. Tltnsvlllet 
Swedish Ch., 1.50. 

Woman's Home Missionary Union of 
Pennsylvania. Mrs. David Howells, Trea8> 
urer. Meadvllles W. M. S.. 10 (6 of which 
for Porto Rico and 5 for Alaska). 


Washington s Mt. Pleasant Ch., 88; Mrs. 
M. W. T.. 4.50. 

OHIO— $642.67. 

(Donations $496.06. Legacy $147.62.) 


AkroBi Flmt Cta.. for Talladagft CoIIse*. 
..... — ... .._. =_. . a^ 8^ fi... 

I Law- 

■h Cti.. C. E. Soc, 
. CIcnIaBdi Arch- 
, 15.28; Colllnwood 
Ch.. 42.74 1 HouKh 
lamboBi Plymouth 
26; H. F. to., for 
rahoca Falls i Ch., 
2h. by Dr. I* J. A., 
«. klrtlandi Ch., 
Lltllf — ■■ 



"■' a. 4!. 3 

Ch., bbl. (OOda for Hoorehead. MLsh; Sec- 
ond Ch.. a S., ZG. Plalal«ld( L. H.. Soc.. 
bbl. Kooda for Moorehead, MIbb. R*ck 
CFHki Ch.. 4.G0. TwIaabarKi C. B., 1,40. 
WaBHoni L. M. Soc, bbl. eoods for Hoor- 
he&d. Mlaa. Wayaei Ch., 13. Sa. 

WoBanVi Rome MlnalaaarT ITalaa mt 
Ohio, Mrs. P. E. Walters, TreaBUrer. Bar- 
toai W. 8.. l.OS. Caalftai M. S., Z.IU. <^B- 
■eatiti W. H. M. S., 1,16. m. Veraaai M. 
- " * - rlBcfleldi ~ ■ - ~ - - 

;oodi for Marlon, Ala- 
two bbia sood* 
WaiTCBBkani IllInT Ch.. 
I.. U. a, bbl roods for 
WaatCFB HprtDKBi First 
" - - Harton. 

... _.. -: Mrs. A. W, E. 

iman's MiBBlon Band. ^ 

Eldai PI rat B. B.. for 

t Orand View, 10. Enartoni First 


GrariBBtfi w. a. t. 


, J. M. C. 

.06. W. H. M. 

... ... „.. SO. IE. LadBi -W. S: ID. 

Mollaei Second. W. S., 6. Oak Park) Third. 
W. S., 8. Odelli W. S., T.TD. PlttsarMl 
W. S.. 6 PrlBCCtoai W. 3., 6 Rackfvt^i 
First, W. a. T.ES. RoaMCi W. S.. 1. 
S^DC Vallcri W. a.. E. irheatoai T7. S.. 
S. WTOWla^i W. 8., t. Total, 
IOWA— 1404.04. 

AlKOaai Ch.. E.IT. Aaltai Ch., 17.41. 
Aanllai Ch.. S.«I. Berwicki Ch., SOI. 
ChaplBi Cb., 0. Clarlaat Ch., SS; S. S.. 10. 
Elkadcri l.Tl. FanUmctani W. H. a. 
bbl. K°odB for Joppa, Ala. Vort flBjI^i^i 

Gncaleldi Almira I. Hobart, 147.S2 
INDIANA — 14.94. 

ShIpakewBBBi Ch., 4.94. 
MICHIGAN— tt)» ,01. 

(Donations 1263.62, Legacy t76.39.) 
Alpeaai Firat Ch . 12.50. naasori First 

Ch.. 2. BcBtaa Rarbori First Ch., TO. 

Defralti Fort St. Ch., 20. Graad RapMai 

Smith Memorial Ch.. G. Jealaoai Ch.. t. 

Oltnti Ch., T, Ovidt Ch., 7. Yp-llBB4l> 

WnmsB-B HoaiB MtailsDSi-r UbIob oI 
MIchlKaB. Mrs. C. O. Davis, Treasurer 
AlleKBBi e.EO. Abb Arhon W, M. S., 64 

Iowa, by Mrs. H, K. Edso 

for S. A. Saluda Sem 
Blaact 6. HlxhlaBdi 3. 
2S. OlIvFli 12. «2: also f_ 
lefre. 10. Total, 6131.12. 

Saluda ^e 

3. 8.. 

'for falladega Col- 

Abb Arkori C. L. Ford, by E 

ILLINOIS— 1949.96. 

AbiBKdoBi Ch.. It. Altoai L. M.. Soc. 
bbl. goods for Moorhead, MIkb. AaaafTaai 
Ch.. G.26. Bareaat Ch., 4.50. Caledoalai 
Ch.. 8. Ch^BOBi First Ch., 180.69. Chl- 
caKOi Bethany Union 8. 8.. 60; Madison 
Ave. Ch., 10; North Enerleivood Ch., 19; 
South S. E., 25; A. C. M.. for Tallartetra 
College. 100; V. F. L... for Talladega Col- 
lese, GO, De Kalbi Ch. bbl. KOOdfl for 
Moorhead. Mlas. Draveri Ch., S. Rlitlat 
Jr. Dept. of S, S,, for Crow Aitencv, Mont,, 

Roekfardi First Ch , 38. 4T. Roa- 

, Treaaursr. 

I T. P. S. C. K, G ZG. Cr^ar RavMai 

First, 16, Cllntaai 1.12. I>BTCn»aTli Bd- 
wards Ch.. 2.9G. Daalavi 1.S4. GlgawaaJi 
t. GrlBBelli S3 3G; Guild, Jr. Soc. II. 
L*nUr 6.6fl. LrOBSI G. M«Gl«awri 1.11. 
Mniillei I. GO. Nrw HanptoBi 80c OM 
Mbb-b Creek I 6. Poatvlllci Y. P. 3. C G.. 4. 
Red Oaki S Salriai for Furnlshlnm at 
Mnorhead. Mlas,. B. SIbsbi 4.(2. Tneri 
24.76; 8 S.. 2.26. W. H. M. V.i for work 
In New Meili^o (throUKh C. Ed. Soc). 89.91. 
Total. (216.42. 
WISCON 8 1 N— 1 1 26 . S 0. 

(Donations (228.74, Legracy (Z.OI ) 
ApplrloBi S. 8. Class, for Joppa. Ala., E. 
Belolti L. n ,11., 26.50 (13, !G of which for 
TouKaloo CnlleKO). Broadkeadi W. H. a. 
two bbla. KOods for Joppa. Ala.; Mrs. N- 
H. for Joppa, Ala.. 20. DelavBBt W. H. 8, 
two bbls R-oods for Joppa. Ala. Ft. At- 
klna»Bt Mrs. W. R. A., bbl. KOOds, for 
PleaE<ant Hill. Lb Cnwm First Ch., 14. 
MoBdovli Ch., 9. Raclaei Plymouth Ch.. 
12. Robrrlit Ch.. 21. MnknmBaai Ch.. 9 
ShebarKBBt Ch.. 30. Suitrrlari ConTsntlon 
of ConB'l Churches. 17.04. Vlrooaai First 
Ch . 16 WatprfDWBi First Ch.. 11. Wklte- 
wafert CTi., bbl. gods for Moorhead. Ulaa. 
Won as 

WUcOBHil., „. , _ 

Treaaursr. AahUadi 2.76, Brialti Sec- 
ond, 2.60. GrMB Lakei 1.76, HaWUMdi 9. 
KlaaleklBBlct 1.60. Lake MIIIbi IOo. MR- 
waakfci Hanover, 3. Raelari Plymontk. 


f *i.,?"f°'"*. ¥?-'*^*. '■^?- . St"*^" B«7' <«■■ Ch.. I. DrakFi Cb., 6. ICanondi PlMt 
1. Wla«a«ri l.lfi. Total. tlT.SO. Ch.. 4. Wrlmsdi nh . l! riarrlMm Ch.. 4. 

-Isb Churcbaa. 
Ueths] ].)S. 

i and.Pllffrlm 

Waawatiwai fiunic* 1^ Stury. 2.06. 
MINNUbOTA— |19i.TS. 

DBKdalci Ch., 40c Daliilhi Mrs. S. E. 
U.. t>o:£ Koodi for JoppB, Ala.i Mrs. H. L 
P., bbL Kooda tor Moorheatl, Mlai. Pair. 
HMtli Ch., 1.61 : alao bbL gooilB tar Moor- 
bead. Ur>a. brawl Kcadoni Z&c (Iravr- 
laadi UlBalonary Soc, for LiOxlDslon, Ky., 
JO. I*ha atyi Flr«t_Ch.. i.TS; Swedish 



. Jh., I.GO. Pluai Ch.. S. PartlanAl 

Cb., t. Rcederi Ch., I.£B, ReKCnti Ch., 
3. KawTvri Hlshland Ch.. 3. titroadi Ch., 1. 

WMiaa's Hone MlaalOBarr ITUOK of 
Narth Dakota, Mrs. H. M. White, Traaa- 
urar. Faimor First Cb., g. 

Chereaaa Hlvari Ch. 

Colaaiblai Ch., 4.UG. 
Geddui Ch. S. Js 

HUli Ch., S.ES. Morcaa Hiveri (.;□., i.ii. 
New Uaderwaedi Ch., Oakei Cb., I. 
B>rcataBi Ch.. Sic. Rh Hclshlai Ch.. 
IS.BD. Bloaa Fallai Ch , S3.ZT. Hpearflahi 
Cb., 4.Gg. Upper ChcTcaaei Ch.. 1.13. Val- 
Icr Bprlacai Ch., G.1S. Virata Crecki Ch., 
BZc. Wlafndi Ch., BDc 
COLOR AS O— 1 1 1 1. G S. 

Braabi Qarman Ch.. IZ. Ucavcri Third 
Cb.. Zi.18, GatoBi Qerman Cb., 15. Laac- 
■aoat) First Ch., I3.B0. Haaltaai 9. S-TX 
PacMai First Cb,, 18. Wladaori Qerman 
Evan. Ch., ZE. 

; SwedlBh, He 

I ZEc; S. S., 2 
•loBi 5.S8. Dalnlhi Pllsrlm. 1 
— - MS. B«c. 


'lalari 3.1S. Shei 

E. IL 

lesa. : 

I l.SU. Robbloa- 

lanuel, 4..^5: OIl- 

Svrtns VallcTI 


Kaaaaa Cltri First Cb., 119.ST; Mrs. J. 
F. D., for TalladQBH CoUeg-e, Z5. Lehaaani 
First Ch., g.TS. It. Joacithi First Ch., 
Lincoln Memorial, i\ Plymouth Cb.. 3. 

Womaa'a Uoue HlaaloBary Ualoa af 
MUasnrl, HIsa Sdlth M. Norton, Treaaurer. 
S(. Laoiai Pllgrlra Ch., Woman's Asaocla- 
•'--, by Ura a D. A., for Piedmont Col- 

— tZlt.SS. 

Aalk«>Ti Ch., 14; Mrs, M. F. H., box 
KOOda for Pleasant HUL Arkansaa CItyt 
Ch., 10. I>awBBi Ch., T. Brnporlar First 
Ch., 47. Falnavaati Ch., 9. Fort Beolli 
Ch., II. Creat Bead! S. S.. 5. Ulawalhai 
First Ch., lO.tT. Ka>UB Clin Ruby Ava. 
Ch., 1. Klrwlai First Ch.. 3. LanTcaeei 
Plymouth Cb., 10, St. Little Riven Ch., 
tor Saluda, N. C, 10. Weaekateli Ch., i. 
l>Ba«ai Firat Ch., 18. Ottanat Ch.. IZ. 
raolai Plymouth Ch„ 4.TG. Dabelbai First 
Ch., 16. Titpekai First Cb., :e.30. Vleaaai 
Ch., 1. Waldroai Ch., 2.40, WIchllai Ch., 
Dalta Alpha HIaalonary Soc. bbl, g-ooda 
tor Hation, Ala. 

RBBRASKA— 1104.1 G. 

Aabludt Ch.. S1.30. 'Centeri Mrs. W. B. 
P., box and bbl. goods for Pleasant HIII. 
MeCaaki First Ch., 23. GO. Bed Cloadi Ch., 
IE. nlvcrtoai Union C B. Soc, for Pleas, 
ant HIII. IE. WeepiaR Wateri Ch.. 18.3E. 


f^rrleri Ch., l.T{ 
Lawtaai Ch., 1.35. 
NBW UBXICO— tl04. 

Saa Rafaelt I. U F., for Itio Qranda In- 
dustrial School, AlbuQuerque, 104. 


Berkelcy-i North Ch., 19.40. CUytaai 
Ch.. a. Feradalei Ch., 10.40. Presnoi Qer- 
man, Third Cb„ 12; First Ch.. 5. Graaa 
Valleyi Cb., l.SG. Lndit Ebeneier. Ger- 
man Ch., 4.1a. Hartlncsr Ch., 2.21. Oak- 
laadi PIrat Ch., S5.1G: Calvary Ch., 5.34; 
Pilgrim Ch., 4.87; Plymouth Ch., 3E.«. 
Oleaadcri Cb., 2.35. Orovlilet S3. Paeiaa 
OrOTci Ch., I3.TS. Palo Altai Ch., 10.04. 
Petalaaui Ch.. 12.4T. Portervtllei Ch. I. 
Hcdwoodi Ch., 15. Saniceri German Ch.. 
18. Bebastsroii Ch., 18.50. Raekllm Ch., 
TEc flaa Rraaclseot First Ch.. 3D. Sbbbi- 
ralei Ch.. 4 50. 


ATaloBi Ch., 2.10. Bneaa Parki Ch.. 5. 
Callpatricei CAl., 1.48. Cbnla Vlatai Ch.. 

Cb., E.ED. Lawi 

_ --BB Beaehi pllgrli 

Ladles' Blhle ClSf- ■" 

1.47; Pilgrim Ch., ic, matn i-u,, ain, •■!- 
non Ave. Ch., 20, National Oltyi Ch., E.3E. 

Ch.. Tounc 
n College, 

First Ch.. 52.90: MIsaloi 
Saa Jaclatai Ch., 

I Ch„ E5c. Wklttlari 

5.91. BaeoBdMat 4.G0. 



GlemdAlet 1.80. HIshbiMili C. E.. for Cat 
Indian Mission. 10. L«mon GroTei 1.80. 
Ijmmg Beaekt 9. Lo* Aaffcleat Bethany. 
1.80; Colgrove, 90c; Mayflower. 1.50; Park 
2.70; Trinity, 2.25; Vernon, 6.85. Oatarlot 
Bethel, W. U.. 5.26; S. S., 6.27. Paaadeaai 
Lake Ave., 4.50. Whlttlers 11.25. Total. 

ORBGOBT— 144.06. 

Beaver Creeks St. Peter's Ch., 5. Ba- 
ireaet Ch., 30. Foreat GraTes Ch.. 5.06. 
Portlands V. J., bbl. goods for Pleasant 
HilL, Tenn. SmTraat Ch., 4. 

WASHINGTON— 1280.78. 

Keaaewleki L. M., Soc, for Moorhead, 
Misa. 6. Odesaai English Ch., 10.50. 
Seattlei Pilgrim Ch.. 37.50'; Plymouth Ch., 
150. Walla Wallas Ch.. 30. 

W^oauia'a Home Mlsalonary Ualoa of 
Wa»lilairtoB s Mrs. J. H. Matthews, Treas- 
urer. ColvUlet 61c. Kenne wicks Jr. C B.. 
for Crow Indians, 10. No. Yakima: 1.07. 
Seattles Alki, 1; Keystone, 60c; Plymouth, 
15. Bpokaaes Plymouth, 2. Sylvaas 1. 
TaeoBMis East, 1; First, 14.50. Total, 

IDAHO— $11.00. 
W^elaers 11. 

the: south, Ac. 

VIRGINIA— |4f.44. 

Gloucester Coimtys Mission S. S., for 
Gloucester School. 11.44. Hamptoas 8. S. 
of Hampton Institute, for Fort Tates, N. 
Dak., 35. 

Haatlnirtons First Ch.. 35.07. 

KENTUCKY — $2.50. 

Lexlnirtons First Ch., 2.50. 


Brtckas S. S.. 14.19. KIbks Noaatalns 
Miss E. S., for Lincoln Academy. 4.90. 
Ralelffhs T. B. P., for Cottage at Bricks, 
N. C, 5. Saludas.Miss E. C, for Saluda 
Seminary, 10. Sharpsburss J. H. B., for 
Cottagre. Bricks. N. C, 5. Whltakerss J. 
R. C, for Cottage at Bricks, N. C, 4.12. 

Colombia s Rev. E. N. A.. 5. 

TENNESSEE— $110.00. 

CkattanooKas East Lake Ch., for Grand 
view, 10. Memphis t R. li. C, Jr.. for New 
Buildiner Fund of DeMoyne Normal School, 

GEORGIA— $7.45. 

Anderson vU let First Ch., 1.25. Atlantas 
Rush Memorial Ch., 75c. Ansrustas First 
Ch., 1.20. ThomasTiUes Bethany Ch., 4: 
Alumni Association, for Allen Normal 
School. 25c. 

ALABAMA — $9.40. 

AnnlstoBi First Ch., 9. Skelbyi First 
Ch., 40c. 


Meridians First Ch.. 6. Moorkeadi Miss 

F. A. G., for Girls' Industrial School, 15. 
Tovaaloos Student Movement, for Tougra- 
loo College, 5.11. 

LOUISIANA— $80.05. 

Gaeydons Hubbard Ch.. 2.25. Jennlnaas 
First Ch., 8. New Iberia s St. Paul's Ch., 
W. M. Soc 1.80. Hew Orleaaas Beecher 
Ch.. 1; "A Friend," for Kindergrarten. 
Athens, Ga.. 22.50; Stralgrht Co-operative 
Club. Beds, Springs and Bfattressea, for 
Straight College. 

TEXAS— $7.00. 

Dallaas Junius Heigrhts, 8. S.. 2. Frionas 
Ch.. 5. 

FLORIDA— $45.50. 

Daytonas Ch.. LAdles* Aid. for West 
Tampa Mission, 5. Doreaas Ch.. 8. Tav- 
areas Ch., for West Tampa Mission. 20. 
West Palm Beacks C. E. Soc. 1. l¥later 
Parks Ch.. 6.50. 

W^oman'a Home Mlaalonary Uaton of 
Florida, Mrs. W. J. Drew. Treasurer. 
Daytonas Aux.. for Piedmont Col lege, 10. 

HAWAU — $10.00. 

Hanas Ch., 10. 

From The ConarreKatlonal Education 
Society, Boston, Maaa., for Southwestern 
Missions. $3,000. 


Donations $20,611.41 

Legracies 6,144.48 

Total $26,766.84 


From October 1st to December 3l8t. 1916. 

Donations $42,497.33 

Legacies 13,809.25 

Total $56,306.58 


Henry Ward Beecher Metnorial 
Fund, for Talladega Colleg-e 
Talladegra, Ala $13,495.36 

New Haven, Conn., Estate of 
Margaret Upson, $5,000, less 
expenses $240, for Tougaloo 
College, Tougaloo, Miss., v.. . 4.760.00 

Total $18,256.36 


Endowment Fund, from the Es- 
tate of Daniel Hand . . . « $600.00 

Gons^egational Church Building Society 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Receipts for November and December, 1916 



Andalusia I Antioch, 
BrsTntlejt 1. Central: 
hill. 1. Haeklebnrgrt 1. 
Grove. 2. Headland t 
Trinity I 1. 

1 . Anntston i 2. 
1. Doxiert Rose- 
Haley vlUet Union 

2. SeariflThti 2. 

ARIZONA— ? 5. 00. 
Prescf»lt, 1st, 5. 

CALIF.IRNIA— $1369.41. 

CALIFORMA <I\ ORTH£:rN>— $587.86. 

Alameda, 1st. 61.85. Atnrast Ist, 94c. 
Antioch I 1st, 2.02. Berkeleys North, 18.24. 

CHURCH buHjDino society 


Byroiat let, 3. Claytoai 2.75. DlDubat 
31c. Femdalet 9.81. Frenaot Ist, 4.72; 
Oer., 11; Zion, 3. Glea Kllrnt Ist, 2 31. 
GnuM Valleys 1.55. Hayi¥ard: 2.07. Lodlt 
l8t. 12.67; Ebenezer. 3.85. Martlncmt .let, 
2.07. Oaklandt Ist, 142.85; 4th, 6.78; 
arace. 3; Pilgrrira, 4.79; Plym., 33 29. Oro- 
Tillex let, 49.09. Pacific Grovci Mayflower, 
25.86. Palo Altos let, 9.48. Paradlas 
Craig Mem'l, 2.32. Petalmnat 19.10. IPor- 
terrUlet 1st. 1. Rcdwo«Nl VUjt Ist, 20.12. 
SacnuBientos 1st, 12.50. San Franclacos 
1st, 28.20. Sanarcrt 17. San Jcmcs Ist, 31. 
Santa Rosas Todd, 1.20. Saratoga: 15. 
Soqvels 2.59. Stocktons 1st. 13. Sutanns 
Ist, 2.S0. Snnnyvalcs 4.23. Tulares Re- 
deemer, 50c. 


ATalons 1st, 1.72. Calexlcos 1st, 2.25. 
CaUpatrlas Union, 1.22. Chnla VUtas 1st. 
5.68. Clar«monts Ist, 49.33. ESscondldos 
7.20. Grahams 1mm., 54c. Hyde (Parks 
54c. I^ Meaas Central, 4 50. La JoUas 
5.18. Lawndales 1st, 1.47. Lemoa Groves 
Ist, 3.60. JLoa AnKcless Bethany, 1.73; 
East, 2.42; 1st, 86.71; Garvanza, 1.80: 
Grace, 90; Lincoln Mera'l, 32c; Messiah, 
17.55; Mt Hollywood. 3; Olivet, 8.01; Park, 
3.15; Pico Hta.. 12.99; Pilgrim. 20. Marl- 
copas Ibt, 2.16. Monrovlas 1st. 4.50. Na- 
tional CItys 4.87. Qntarlos Bethel. Ch. & 
S. S., 5.93. Paaadenas 1st, 38.25; Lake 
Ave., 6 30; Pilgrim, 6.36; West Side, 10.10. 
Paao Uobleas 1st, 1.08. Pomona s Pllg., 
25.37. Redlandas Ist, 24.75. Redondo 
Beaeks 3.60. Rlncons 2.16. Roaedales 
2.38. San Bcrnardlnos 1st, 5 02. San 
Dlcffoi 1st, 68.64; Logan Hts., 14.75; Mis- 
sion Hills. 15.75; Park Villas, 1.32. San 
Jaclntos 1st 139. Santa Anas 1st, 31.50. 
Santa Paulas N. W. B., 45. Sontlcoys 7.65. 
Shermans 1st, 3.15. Slerre Madres 1st. 
15.75. Villa Parks 1st, 15. Waacos 1st, 6. 
Wklttlers Plym., 50. Wlllowbrooks 2.50. 

\¥. H. M. U.s 92.36. Comptons 1st. 35c. 
Btlwandas 35c; S. S.. 2.70. La Meaas Cen- 
tral. 1.75. Lonff Beaeks Ist, 1.75. Lon An- 
seleas Colgrove, 35c; Garvanza, 1.05; Mes- 
siah, 1.95; Pico Heights, 35c; West End, 
35c. Monrovlas 1st, 35c. Oktarlos 1st. 
1.75. Panadenas Lake Ave,. 70c. Pomonas 
Ist, 5.25. San Dlegos 1st, 4; Mission Hills, 
1.20. Sierra Madres 1st. 70c. Wklttlers 
Plym., 1.75. 

COLORADO — $320.08. 

Bmaks German, 12. Creedes 5.50. Den- 
ver s Boulevard. 10; City Park, 30: Globe - 
ville, Ist, German, 20: North, 6.25; Ohio 
Ave.. 15; Pilgrim, 3.70; Plymouth, 31.20; 
So. Broadway, W. S.. 5; 3d, 25.73. Eaton s 
German, 10. Flatters 1st, 3.10. Fon- 
dlas 1st, 10. Fort Colllnas German, 20. 
Greeleys St. Paul, 10. Grovers German, 
5. Kioto s Eaton, German, 5. Lafayette s 
1st 10. Manltons 1st, 5. Pueblos 1st. 30; 
Minnequa, 5. Selberts Ist, 2.35. Silver- 
tons 1st, 10. Steamboat Sprlngas 2.75. 
Strattons 1st, 2.50. Wlndaors German, 25. 

CONNECTICUT— $2,714.26. 

Berlins 2d. 52 50. Brldgreports King's 
Highway, 10; Olivet. 15; Park St., 8.87; 
Swedish, 11. Briatols Swedish, 3. Canter- 
bnrys 6. Ckeaklres 14.16. Ckeaters 15.25. Col- 
ekeaters 1st, 6. Coacobs Greenwich, Mlan- 
UB, 2. Darlens 1st. 17.51. Deep Rivers 2.10; 
Swedish, 3. Dnrkams 4. Ii^aatfords 5.37. 
EUMt Baddams 1st, 18. Entut Hart fords 
Ist, 33.21. Baat Norwalks Swediak, 2.10. 
Blast "Wlndaors 25.58. Eaaexs 2.40. Qran- 
byi South, 10. Greenwlcks North, 3.51; 
2d, 63.50. Griawolds 11.25. Haddams 5. 
Haddam Necks 5. Hamptons 3.40. Hart- 
ford, Ist, 135.06. Lebanon s 5.70. Lltck- 
leMs 50.48. Manckeaters 1st, 40.20. Mana- 
flelds 2d, 7. Meridens Ist. 185.19. Mllfords 
1st. 30.98; Plymouth. 25.20. Monroes 2.45. 
New BHtalnt Swedish, 4.20. New Havens 

Danish Norweg.. 11.95; Dixwell Ave-, 6; 
Dwight Place, 119.40; Pllg., CO; Redeemer, 
33.80; United, 60; Westville, Bethany, 6.68. 
Nortk Stamfords 3. Nortk Stonlnstons 14. 
Nortk AVoodburys 6. Norwalks 9 20. Nor- 
wicks Broadway, 191.62; Park, 54.59. Oak- 
villes 9. Plymoutks 20. Portlands 1st, 9.52. 
Putnams 2d. 23.87. Rldgefields 1st, 10.89. 
RoekvUles Union. t28. Rocky Hills 5. 
Salem s 1.06. Seymours 15. Skarons 1st, 4. 
Someras 8.80. Sontk Coventrys 1st, 11. 
Sontk Glaatonburys 6. Stafford Sprlmr** 
26.96. Stamfords 1st. 35. Stonlnartons Ist. 
33. Stratford s 10. Terry vliles 56.22. Tkom- 
aatons 26.04. Tkompaons A Friend. 5. Tol- 
land s 10. Torrlnstons French, 5. IValllns- 
fords 30. ^'aaklnirtous 20. Watertowns 
1st. .S.34. Waterburys 487.45. IVanre- 
irans 16.31. W^eat Avons 2.50. Weatckea- 
ters 2.35. Weat Hartford s 37.84. Weat 
Hartlands 1. Weatvllles Betkany, 6 58. 
Wetberaflelds 1st, 23.42. Wlnckeater Cen- 
ters 7.06. Wlnateds 1st, 18.60. Wood- 
brldses 23.60. Woodatoeks 1st, 10. 

W\ If. M. U. ColllnavUles 10. Farm- 
Instons 10. Hanover s 10. Hartford s 1st. 
Amelia Walker Aux., 65.; South. 4. Mad- 
laons Aux., 10. Oranges Aux., 10. Unlon- 
villcs Aux, 10. Watertowns 6.12. IVln- 
ateds Ist, 10 

Waaklngrtons Mt. Pleasant, 60. 

FLORIDA — $48.75. 

Daytonas 1st, 8.25. Lake Helens 9; MlcTb 
S's B. C, 5. Melbonmes Ist, 3. Weat 
Palm Beach s Union C. £]., 1. W^lnter 
Parks 22.50. 

GEORGIA— 1162.65. 

Iloacktons 1st, 1.50. Albonys East. 6.15. 
Baxleys Mt. Olivet, 150. Tuckers Union. 5. 

IDAHO — $79.16. 

American Fallas 1st German, 4.22; Zion. 
4.22: Zoar. 4.22. Hopes Ist, 3.50. Bolae 
Cltys 1st. 25. Mountain Homes 1st, 6. 
New Plymoutks 9; Valley View, 2. Wela- 

ers 1st. 21. 

ILLINOIS — $1180.54. 

Ablnfcdons 7.50. Altons 11. Avons 4.' 
Beeckcrs 2.18. Bndas 16.50. Bureaus 1 30. 
Caledonia s 6. Cantons W. S., 2.41. Clie- 
noas 180.69. Ckicaaps Austin, 6.20; Beth- 
lehem Bohem., 4; Bethesda, Norweg., 3; 
Burnslde Imm., 4; Garfield Park. 5; Gray- 
land, 2: Gray land W. S., 1; Leavitt St., 1; 
Lincoln Mem'l, 1.62; Madison Ave., 8; 
Madison Ave., W. S., 2; Millard, W. S.. 6; 
Mont Clare. 9; North Shore. 40; Pllgrrlm, 
11.12; Ravenswood, 10; Ravenswood, W. 
S., 30; Rogers Park, 1st, 50; St. Trtnlty. 
Evan., 5; South, W. S., 4; South, 9.05: 
Thomas Mem'l., 2; University, 13.50; 
Waveland Ave., W. S., 4; Windsor Park, 
18. Decaturs 1st, 32. De Lonips 13.49. 
Dovers 18.02; C E., 2. Downer'a Groves 
1st, 10. En«rlewoods North, 4.50. Bvana- 
tons Idt, 100. Genevas 2.45. Godfreys 3. 
Grldleys 9. S., 5. Hennepin s 2. Illlnis 
Warrensburgr, 10. Ivankoes S. S., 1. 
Kewauccs 1st. 16.84; Swedish, 3.65. Llales 
5. LcNius 8; W. S.. 6. Lombards 1st, 14.05. 
Lyonavllles 12.64. Mill Creeks 1st, 4. Mol- 
ines 1st, 22.50; 2d. W. S., 3. Oak IParki 
3d, 14.05; W. S., 5. Panas Faith, 40. Pax- 
tons 4.22. Pnyaons 7.47; L. K. S., 50 
Pittallelds Rose. W. S., 3. IPlalnflelds 1st, 
1.50. Princetons W. S., 3. Rock FalUt 
Ist, 3. Rockfords 1st, W. S., 3; 1st, 12.21; 
2d, 7. Roacoes 1.30; W. S.. 2. Spring: Val- 
leys 1st, W. S., 4. Wa^-erlys 6. llVaynes 
1st. 6.85; 1st. W. S.. 1. Weat Cklcaico: 
1st. 5. Weatern Sprlngras 1st, 13.50. 
Wlieatons College Chapel, W. S., 5. Wklte- 
flocks 6. WocMlatocks 1st, 10. Wyomlufft 
10; W. S., 2. YorkvlUes 8. 



W. U. M. V. AklBffdoBi 2. AJMboyi 4. 
Awrorai New Kng., 8. Be«rdatowai 1. 
Bwlai 1.76. Clilc«v*s Bowmansville, 2; 
Now First. S. S.. 9; Plymouth, 1: Rogers 
Park, 5; Rogers Park, S. 8., 5,: South 
Church, 6; university, 5; Washington 
Park, 5; Watson Park, 1. Deeatvri 2. 
ESIgtet 5. ESvanstoar 1st, 9.50. Galc«b«rss 
R Main St., 1. GdTax 10. Geaeseoi 4. 
GrUnrvvlllei 2. La MoUlet 2. Lyoaarlllet 
2. Moomd CItyt 2. Oak iParkt Ist. 24.12; 
T. W., 6. Ottawa I 5. Park Rldffci 2. 
FecatoBlcai 2. Plalnfleldt 8. Prlacctoat 
5. Raatouli 2. Hollo t 5. Saadwlchs 3. 
Bterllasi 1. StiUmaa Valleys 2. Syca- 
mores 3. Towlons S. S., 2.85. Weatrllles 
1. Wodatocks 2. 

nfDIANA— 188.28. 

Anicolas 6. Falrmoiuits 1st, 5. Kokomot 
1st, 20. Mlchlsaa C^tys Emm., 5. Ship- 
IS Ist. 2.28. Whltla«s Plym., 1. 

lO^WA— 1592.52. 

Alconas 4.94. Aaiess 30. Aaltas 14.58. 
Aarelas 1st, 3. Belle Plalnes 1st, 8.25. 
Berwick s 2.35. Boadaraats 1. Brltts 2d. 
4.52. CeaterTllles Swedish. 8. Chaplas 
4.12. Clarions 1st, 20^ Cllatoas 1st, 2.70. 
CovBcll Bluffos 1st, 8. Crestons 1st, 35. 
DaTenports Edwards, 7.07. Deo Molaess 
Greenwood, 8. Dabaqves Imm., 8. Blka-» 
ders Ist, 2.25. Bmmetsbvras 1st, 10. Fort 
Dodffes 6. 20. Gaits 70c Garden Prairies 
Ist, 3.60. .'Gamers 1st. 2.30. Gaaas 2. 
G^noa Bluffs s 3. Gllmans 1st, 1.33. Grln- 
nelli 63.90. Hanptonx 40. Iowa Falls t 
13 30. I«asaollles 9. Masruollas 1.30. Ma- 
son Cltys 1st, 7. Mondaadns 92.29. Mon- 
tlcellos 7.50. Morllles 4. New Hamptons 
1st, 1.90. Oldss 11. Orients 2.50. Oska- 
looaas Ist, 1.30. Othos 14. Ottnmwas 1st. 
905. Red Oaks 4.50; W. S., 2. RleevlUes 
1st, 18. Rock Rapldss 1st, 3.55. Rodneys 
1st, 3. Shell Rocks 6.50. Sloans 2.52. 
Stnarts 1st, 20. Treynors 2. Victors 1.50. 
IVaverlys 8. Wealeys 1st, Scand., 10. 
Wkltlnffs Istj 37. 

KANSAS— 1291.97. 

Alexanders' Ger.. 5.50. Anthonys 1st, 
12. Arkanaaa Cltys 10. Baalnes Evan. 
LtUth., St. Paul's, 5.50. Council GroTcs 
6.63. Downss 1st, 11; L*. A., 6. Bmporlas 
1st, 32; Welsh, Dry CreeK, 9.02; Welsh, 
2d, 3. Falrytews Plym, 9. Fords 5.50. 
Fort Scotts 1st, 10. Hlawatkas 1st, 12. 
Independences Ist. 8.28. Kanaaa Cltys 
Central, 16; 1st, 10; Ruby Ave., 1. Law- 
rences Plym., 17.50. Licaoras Ist, 6. Lit- 
tle Rivers Ist, 4.32. Neuchateis 2. New- 
tons 1st, 4. Onasas 1st, 20. Ottawa s 1st, 
8. Paolas Plym., 4 50. Sabetbas 12. 
Stocktons 1st, 10. Vienna s 1. Wakeflelds 
22. Waldrons 1st, 4. Wichita s Fairmount, 

LOUISIANA— $3.00. 

New Orleans s Beecher, S. S., 3. 

MAINE — $216.30. 

Auburn s 6th St., W. S.. 4Uc; 6th St., 2.33. 
Auirustas South. 15. Baths Winter St., 
10.75. Brewer: Ist, 2.98. Brldeetont 23.40; 
W. S., 60c; South, W. S., 40c; South. 5. 
BrookMs W. S., 50c. Brown vllles 2. Bucks- 
ports. Elm St., W. S., 40c. Cranberry 
Isless 2. Gardlners 15. Greenvilles 5. 
Hampden s 3.77. Harrlnons 3. Holdens 2. 
lalnnd Falls s 8. Jackmans W. S.. 1. Klt- 
tery Points 2. Lewlatons W. S.. 2.S0; Pine 
St., 10. Little Deer isles 2. Mnchlasports 
W. S., 40c. Madison I 25. Marsbflelds 1. 
Mllllnockets 1st. 5. Mllfords 1st, 3. North 
Yarmouth s 2.25; W. S., Walnut Hill, 40c; 
Fidelia Class. 5. Oxfords W. S., 1.10. 
Portlands State • St., W. S., 1.15; Free, 
Stevens Ave., 5.73; Woodfords, W. S., 7.94. 
Seal Harbors 3. South Berwick s W S., 



s 4.78. 

80c. Skowevans W. 8., 1.10. SprlnsflcMi 
3. Stockton Sprlnmis 2.24. TbomaatOMi 

1. Turners 3.10; W. a, 90c Walte A 
Talmadffcs 2.50. l¥aterfords 2d, North. 
2.50. Welds 2. Weatbrooks W. a, 1.86 
Wiltons W. a, 40c. WInalows 10. Wool- 
wich s 4.10. 

MASSACHVSBTTS — $4190.49. 

Aetoni 2. Ameaburys Main St, 4.02. 
Amberats North, 19. Aahbys 13. Aak- 
fields 12. Auburn s 10. Ayeri lat, 5. 
Bamatnbles Cotult, 2.54; Hyannia. t; 
West, 1.50. Beckets Center, 1.80.; North. 
3.15. Bedford s 9.89. Belebertowns 8.50. 
Belmont s Plym., 4.94. Berlins 7. Bcr- 
nardtons Goodale, 5. 92. Beverly i Dano 
St., 30. Blaekatoaei Scand.. MlUviUe. 75c 
Blanfords 2d, 1. Boatons CentnU, 860; 
Boylston, Jam. Plain, 4.06; Central, Jam- 
Plain, 65; Harvard. Dorcester, 10; Old 
South, 752.50; Second, Dorchester, aS., 10; 
Village, Dorchester, 10.50; Walnut Ave. 
Imm., Roxbury, S. S., 16. Bozfordi lot, 
87. Bralatrees 1st, 8. Briirbtons 4.20. 
Br<»cktons Porter. 58.25. Burllnirtoai 1 
CantbrldKcs >Iorth Ave.. 
32.42. CarllBles 3.19. 
Chelmsford s Central, 12. 
Falls, 6.97. Clintons Oer., 3.40. 
sets 2.16. Concords 31.93. Daltons 250.85. 
Decrllclds 5; South, 4.25. Dennlas Union. 
5. Duxburys Pi Is.. 3. fOast Bostons Bak- 
er, 1-40. lilastbamptons Ist, 4.43. Bdipir- 
towns 2 BnAelds 28.72. Slaaexs 10.26. 
Bveretts Cortland St., 7; 1st, 12.61. Fltek- 
burirs Calvinistic, 23.35; RoUstone, 20.10. 
Framlnsbams Saxonville, 8. Gardners aS , 
10; Finnish, 2 51. GUIs 3. GrandvUlet let. 
Center, 3. Hadleys 2d, North, 12. Han- 
overs 1st. West. 6 80. Hardwicks Gllbert- 
vlUe ,Trin., 31.75. Hatfields 47.75.* Haver- 
bllls Bradford, 20; North, 50; West, 
S. S., 6.72. HInadales 4.99. Holyokes 
1st. 20.34; Grace, 11 
Tauntons Precinct, 5.75. 
Lawrences South, 2.82. 
45.75.; Hiflrhland, 5.84; 
Lynns 1st, 28.75: Scan., Evan., 6.55. 
fields Center, 2.25. Maidens 1st, 55.65. 
Marabfields 11; Marshfleid mils, 8.20. 
Medfords West, 25.02. Medways West, 2d. 
3.15. Melrose s Orthodox, 81.20. M^rrl- 
macs 4.29. MUUss 6.47. Moutacaei Mil- 
lers Falls, 1st, 6; Turners Falla, 5. 
Natlck, 1st, 5; South, 4. New Bedford s 
North, 86.24. Newburys Byflelds 2.S0. 
Newton s Aubumdale, 106.81; 1st, Center, 
57.«; HiRhlands. W. a, 3.35; 
Waban, 15.52; .West, 2d. 117. 
Adarass 32. North Andovers 43.84 
Attleboros Ist, Orthodox, 2.88. 
boros 10. North Brookfields 1st. 8.74. 
Northampton s Florence, 20.25. Norwoods 
1st. 21.77. Oxfords 1st, 10.70. Peterakams 
41.50. Plttaflclds 1st, 136.87; French. 75c; 
2d, 1.05. Plymptons 7.50. Qulneys Fin- 
nish. 2; WoUaston, 25.56. Raynhams 2.88. 
Reading t 26.79. Reveres 1st, 15. Rock- 
ports 1st, 5. Salems Tab., 69.67. Saad- 
wlchs G. Scltuates Center, Church & 8. 
S.. 5. SheAelds C. E., 2. Shelbumei 18.27. 
Sherboms 4.55. Shrewsbury s C. R, 10. 
Somersets 1st. Orthodox, 2.50. Somerviiles 
Highland. 11.69. Southbrldffes 11. Sprtes- 
fields Emm.. 4.50; North, 5.15. Sto^L- 
brldKcs 15. Stoushtons Bethany Claas, 

2. Siunderlands 25. Tnuntoas A Friend. 
25; Ea&t, 2.01. IValthams 1st, 7.50. 
Wares East, 21.04. Watertowns Phil- 
lips, 74.75. WeUenleys 18.62. 
hams 6. Westboros Evan., 35.81. 
Brookflclds 8.77. Weatfields 1st, 89.67; 2d, 
38.08. Westbamptons 15. IVestaUaaters 
3.55; 1st. S. S., 2; 1st, W. S.. 1.60- West 
Newburys 2d. 3. West Springfield s 1st. 
10.25. West TUburys 6.86. WlUlnsaa- 
town: 1st, 56.20- W^lncbeaters 1st, 5; 2d. 
8. Wlnchendons North, C. E., 8. IBmLatk- 


incaateri 4.89. 

Lowells lat, 

Swedish, 5. 





MICHIGAN— 111 S.87. 

I 3. 

. a, 7.60. 


H Q NTA N A — t E 1 0. 00. 

Pleinai Imro,, 6; PIIb., 1 
NEBRASKA— 1<24. 90. 

Aakluidi 34.90. Brule: 
Cer., S.SS. Cnmbridicei ' 
---- "" Dallr Mr 

WUmUIi goo. 

Cret.i S3. Crol- 

S- BrlBleri Bay MIllB. 4, - Cadlllaci 2b 
Ckarlottci 8. SI. ColambBai 1. Dexteri i. 
VUmti 15. Fnakforti W. S.. G. flraad 
BImbci 6. Craad Rapldai 2d, 16.75; Smith 
Uein'l, 5. Uarllandi 1. JaekMtai 1st, W. 
8.. E. Jnluai 1. LamnlBKi Pllg., 8. L»- 
llei iBt. G. MHUkesOBi JackHon St., !; 
Highland Park. 2. Ovldt tst. 6. Prrrri 
1st, G. Plcaaantant lit. 2. Poatlafi 10. 
Psrtlaadi 3. Koiaeai 1.T4. Roadoi lat, 1. 
SkvnBBBi 2. Baulk Havni tst. 3 33. Tra- 
T««e atri Isl, 8.09; Oak Park, 2. War- 

Grand I 


--., J.2G. 

OkclBMi GOc. Drtrolti 
MINN EH OTA— 1 1 94 1. 00. 

A>akai W. B.. 60c. ArKTi'i 4.21 
■pti 84c; W. S.. 2Gc. Bclcndei 
Bnasai 111. Bis L«kcl "• 

B.. 62c 

■atlnni 1st, Qe 

... ._,. ._, Jer„ Ebeneiar, 1 

Zlon, Gcr.. 12. iMig Plaei 12. lAwnl 
13.2o. McCooki 23.60. Onakai Plym., 1 
Raiennai 10. RUIac dtrt 3.50. RItc 
tnni 18.50. tfealt* BInlti Qcr.. 10. Stai 
tm 10. SnlloBt Oer., 25. SrracnHI 
W»pliiK Walcil 21.65. WII»X> 10. 

Alkinkoai 9.20. Uanstendi North. 

A Friend. 
IIbi 23. Gl 

■W. 8.. ISc. 

; Swedish. W, S., Ifc. Clarli 

1.41. Caldrami 
B*Bi eOD. Dntcri 90c; 
dal«i 18e. DolBtki PIlK.. 
21. EdiccriBBi 10. BH 
S.. S5c BlBdalei IS. 
l.eO. lOtrMsati lat, 
4.S0; W. 8. Ttc FcltoBi 

I 7. l^makatoBi W. S.. 


BxcclBlen W S, 

3.Z9. FBlrbanItt 

4!c. FerCBsFailai 

•an no i'cr 72c: W. S . 

lat, 10. Grand Huilnm 

IS. Lake Clin 1st, W. S.. 

Swedlah. 2.10. I^onard i 


ic; Iilnilen HIIIb. 
rornlnROide. 1.44: 
Open Door, 4.44: 

Open Door, ^ 
PilK.. Vf S.. I 
10.34: Plvm., 
84c: Snediah ' 

flower, '284.91 

Paali Forest 

Imm.. W. 8.. i.iJ; imni., o.ia; uiivei, w. 

S.. 1.80: Olivet, 12; Paciflc, BOc; Plym. W. 

~ ; Plym.. 7.40; St. Anthony Park. 

bblnsdale. V 
Vino, 2.10, 
rw DalBthi 

It.. *7.60: Haiel Park, 


.190. HprlBK 

Scan. Rose wood. 


lie Mrtnt Scan. Roeen 
taki iBt, 1.2G. Woadell Broeki Scan.. 
IF. n. M. IT. Ak«ler> GOc. AnatlBi 
BIrekdalei 22c. Cvttaire Grarei 23c. 
trolti 45c. Preeborai 1.13. QleBcflri 
G*«TelHBdr 6ec HaBCfwki GDc. 

__.j. D. D. W., l.BO. 

Mew RIehlaBdi 680. 

Stawartvillei G4c 

iriaaaai lat, 9. Znmbroi 
HIMOITRI— 1221.88. 

AvHyi 4.2S. Aaaoni 

1S9.2G: Ivanhot 
H aplr^ood I ^ 
8, Nablei 4.75 

Center, 5: 2d, 

Dbk- deU I 

Cedar Grovr G. Cloatrri Trinity. G, Baat 
OrsBKei 1st, 73.10; Trinity, 19.79. GlCB 
RidKci 180. Kaworlhi P. H. C. 6. JerMr 
CItri lat, GG; Waterlr, G. HDnteinln lat, 
260, Natlcyi 25. RtektaBdi laC, 110. VIb«. 
iBBdi FilE„ 6. Weatflcldt 32.60. 
MEW YORK— 11801.03. 

AbboIbi iBt, 7. GO, AqneboKBci W. 3. S 
P. Circle, 4.60. BaltlaK HoIIdwi 24. Brtcr 
Brooklrat J. R.. 3; MrB. M. I* R., 

... _ tlBK Ha 
Hllli G. Brooklrat J. R.. 3 

IQ; Butihwick Ave.. 30: Contra], 2SS.48; 

25. GS. Db 

; Finnish, 2: Pilgrim 

1.20. li'raBkltni S,37. 
:] 10. Holland Fat- 
ueri S. S„ 3. How- 
Urs. I.. D. J., ZE 
to. JaucalowBi lat. 

■e.. 40. 

Imm,, Swedish, 9.22: 
VlllaK«i 2.36. NlaKai 
[alki 4. OKdcBabBrci 

. .... ..leatl 18.86. 

C. E:. 2 26. UaweBOl 
-" Port Ity- 


W. B., 10; Sound Ave.. W, 9 
LBway Bractat 20. HodaiBBi I 
).42. SekntoB I^kei 4.50. 8«i 
le.eo. SBtyrnai 6. SnmBU 
racaaei Qeddes. 22. GO. Tlfioa 
t, 3.19. Troyi Armenian. 

Waodrlllei Miss P. L. ^ 
AH OI.INA—t 10.00. 

St. Augustine. E. Sal 

Bntord) 1. Urcrlniii 1.41. 

Drake! Betbany. I. Farlaad: 

<Bi 1. Osldea Vall*r< Bethel, 



112' ^Frledens, 3.60;, Ger., Hoffnungs 
7.40; Johannes, 3.10; Pilgr., 1.20. Graa- 
▼yi«« 5. Gwlnner: Scand., 5. Hanovert Zion 
ofRnelm, 20. Harvey: 8. Hebron t German, 
15. Henslert 1. Highland i 3. Hlllsborot 
3. Hard I 2. Knlmt Ger., 15. La^toai 
1st, 3. liltchTtllet 8.54. Malcolmt Union, 
5. Jifaxhafiat 2.11. Moitt 5. MarHllet W. 
S., 5. New Leipalst Bethanien. 3.60; Beth* 
esda, 3.50; Evan., 3.50; Freudenthal, 3.50: 
Neubergr, 4; Philadelphia, 3.50; Zion, 3.50. 
New Rockfordi 28. Oriakat 6.25. OTerlyt 
1. Pierce t 2.50. Portland} 3. Reederi 
4.56. Resent t 10. Sawyers 4. Stroud i 1. 
Tappeui W. S., 2. Velvai 1st, 7. 

OHIO — $485.49. 

AMhtnhiila: Finnish. 3. At waters 
Church & S S., 7.60. Bercai 90c. Brook- 
fields Welsh, 1. Chagrin Fallns 7. Cln- 
clnuatls Lawrence St., Welsh, 6; No. Fair- 
mount. 5; Plym., 5. Clarldons 4 50. Ciere- 
lands Colllnwood, 4.70; Emm., o; 1st, 9.52; 
Grace, 2; Hough Ave.. W. S., 27.21. Cleve- 
land s Lake View, 2. Colnmbuss Grand 
YlV^ l^^^' 7'^5' Plym.. 16 47; Plym. S S.. 
6.03; South. 3.38. CuyahOKn Faliss 1.91. 
Blyrins 2d, 12.14. Genevas 6.20. Gomers 
Welsh, 9.35 Isle St. Geort^es 1st. 1.80, 
KIrtlandt 1.75. Lake woods 6. Lexln^rtons 
10. Little Mnsklninims 2.25. Manslields 
Mayflower, 12.33. Marhlehoads 8.50. Mar- 
iettas Ist. S. S.. 7.31. Mount Vernons 1st. 
5.85. Newarks Plym., 4.50. Newton Fallas 
2.40. JVorth Falrllelds 8.20. North Mon- 
roevilles 5.21. North Olmnteds Ch. & S. 
S.. 6.07. rierponts 4.50. Rock Creeks 
2.75. Hockports 1st, 11. Toledo s 1st, 100; 
2d, 9; Washing^ton St., 8.69. Twlnabnrffrs 
a E., 1.80. Unlonvilles 5. Wnkemans 28. 
IVest MlUfirroves 90c. Yorks 2.63. 

W. H. M. U. Andovers 1.06. Ashland s 
2.10. Burtons 70c. Cantons 1.40. Chaprrtn 
FallMs 1,54. Clnelnnntls Columbia, 70c. 
Clevelands Collinwood, 5.09: Grace, 42c; 
North, S. S., 70c. ColnmbuMs Plym., 2 45. 
Conneauts 3.57. Lodls Jr. C. E., 70c. Mal- 
let Creeks 70c. Marbleheads 7. Marietta: 
Putnam, 28c; S. S, 42c. Mount Vernon; 
2.10. Norwalks 35c. Oberllns 1st, 35. 
Olmsted Falls s 42c. Ravenna s 2.31. 
Richfield s 1.40. Sandusky s 1.40. Sprlns- 
llelds Lagronda Ave., 98c. Toledos 2d, 70c. 

OKLAHOMA— $71.30. 

Anndarko: St. Peters. 2.50. Biiinrers 8. 
Carriers 3.50. Cashlons 13. Hlllsdalei 
6.60. Jcnulnirss 1st, 6.40. Lawtons 2.70. 
Manchesters 1st. 4. Mnskogrees 1st, S. S., 
8. Manltous Ger.. 2. Oklahoma CItys 
PlI^., S S., 3. Pleasant Home: 1.60. 
Wellstons 1st, 10. 

OREGON— $86.41. 

Beaver Creeks St. Peter. 6. Bnttevilles 

1st, 3. Kusenes 39- Portlands Ebenezer. 

21.65; Pilgr., 10. St. Helenss Plym., 2.76. 
Smyrna I 4. 

PENNSYLVANIA— $2641.84. 

Barryvllles 1. Blossbur^s 1st, Welsh. 
5. Carbondales 5. Edwardsvllle: Beth- 
esda. 18. Kanet 8.50. Mahonoy CItys 6. 
Meadvllles Park Ave., 23.10. Nnntlcokes 
Moriah. 5. Philadelphia s Park. 15. Pitts- 
burghs 1st. 15. Pittstons Welsh, 5.35. 
Plymouth: Elm. 3.61; Pilgr., 3. Rochesters 
2500. Slatlnitrton: 3.08. Stockdales 8. 
Taylor: 6. Tltus>ille: Swedish, 1.20. 
Warrens 10. 

RHODE ISLAND— $571.20. 

Central Faliss 25.40. East Providences 

Riverside. 4.96. (Providences Central. 
540. Tiverton s 84 c. 

W. H. M. A. See credit under Mass. 

Greeavlllei 260. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $441.16. 

Aberdeen s Plym., 4.81. Alcesters 7.50. 
Armours Ist, 15. Beresfords 1st, 4.95. 
Cedars 48c. Clarks 16.50. Clear Lakes 10 
Columbia s United. 6.75. Creabards 6. 
Elk Points 8.58. Estelllnes 5.55. Eureka: 
Israels, 10; St. Paul's, 10. Faulkton: 23.12. 
Geddes: 10. Gregrorys 35c. Ilosmers Hoff- 
nungsfeld. Ger.. 4; Horeb. Ger.. 4; Imm.. 
Ger., 5; Kessler, 4; St. Matthews, Ger., 4; 
St Paul's, 4. Hurbns 1st. 31.50. Javas 
Bethesda, 5. Letchers 2.33. Loomiss W. 
S., 7.75. NUbanks 5. Mission Hills 14.31 
Oahes Indian. 2; Buffalo, 68c; Cheyenne 
River, 2 41; Moreau River. 2; Upper Chey- 
ene River. 1.30; Virgin Creek, 63c. (Park- 
stons Friedensfeld. Ger., 2; Hoffnun^- 
burgr. 2; New Zion, 2; Salem, Ger., 2; 
Zions, Ger., 2. Preston s 90c. Ree Helirktas 
22.50. Selbys Parish, 10. Sioux Faliss 
55.44. Spearflshs 7 80. Sprln«r«lelds 11.01. 
Springs s 4. Tyndalls Ger.. 5. Underwood: 
3.60. Valley Springrss 9.15. ^Tinfred: 
1.50. Yankton s 1st, 15. 

W. H. M. U. Aberdeen s 2.27. Academy: 
3.67. Alcesters 1.16. Athols 74c. Armours 

1.33. Belle Fourches 1.33. Cresbards 90c. 
Canovns 1.63. Deadwoods 1 07. De Smets 
1.16. Krwins 1.12. Gothland s 90c. Huron s 

6.34. Lake Preston s 90c. Loomls: 43c. 
Mitchell: 3.26. Mobridfres 47c. Myron s 
90c. Oldham s 50c. Plerres 2.27. Rapid 
CItys 2.44. Redllelds 3.43. Ree Helffktas 
3.39. Sioux Faliss 5.IL4. 

TENNFCSSEK— $10 00. 
Nttshvllles Union. 10. 

TEXAS— $468.02. 

Austins 1st. 15.00. Dallas: Central. 
12.02; Junius Hts., S. S., 3. Farwells 10. 
Palestlncs 1st, 6. Shermans St. Paul's. 

\^RMONT— $364.24. 

Bamets 10. Bartons 4.36. Bellovra 
Faliss 14.14. Bennlnfftons 1st. 27. BHd- 
ports 5. Bristols 1st, 2.45. Cabot s C E., 

8. Cambrldi^e: 1. Charlottes 13. Chel- 
seas 8.65. Comwalls 2.52. Coventrys 8.62. 
East Barre: 3 57. East Burkes 5. East 
Corinth: 8.50. Fair Havens 1st. 8. Falr« 
lees A. H. W.. 2. Georarlas 3. Jamalcas 

9. Jericho s 1st, Center. 19. Johnsons 16. 
Mclndoe Faliss 11. Mlddletoivn Sprlnsrs: 
13. Milton s 5.50. Montgromery Centers 2. 
Nevrfanes 11. North Troys 1st. 10. Nor- 
wich s 5. Pomfrets North. 4. Post Mlllas 
2.88. Royaltons 10.81. Ruperts 5.15. 
Waterfor<ls Lower. 2.50. West Brattle- 
boros 12.69. West Falrlees 1.50. West 
Charlestons Orthodox, 5.10. Weybridgr^t 
8 53. Windhams 7.65. 

W^. H. M. U. Barnets 3. Brattleboros 
West. 2. Burllngrtons Coll. St.. 7. Castle- 
ton: L. M. Club. 2.50. Charlestons West, 
Y. P.. 1.50. Chelseas S. P., Beacon. Ben S., 
5. Hlffrbffrates Church, 4. Jeffersonvllles 

3. Jericho { Ch. & W. S.. 7. Hnbbardtons 
Surprise Circle. 2. Ludlows Church. 11.27. 
Pittsford: S. S., 5.21. Randolph Center: 
H. Circle. 2. Royalton: S. S., Mem. S., 179; 
Y. P. S. C. E., 1 85. St. Albanas 5. Sud- 
bury s 3. Townshends West, 1. 

VIRGINIA — $6.60. 
Vanderwerkens 6.60. 

WASHINGTON— $863.21. 

Anncortess Pilp:.. 1.15. BelllnKhams 90c. 
Black Diamonds 2.80. Blalns 19c. Chewe- 
lah: 1.86. Coupoille: 1st. 4.30. Endleotts 
Ger., 20 Rverctts 1st, 10- Forkss 95c. 
Hartford s 1st. 645. lones 1st. 91c. frbys 
Ger.. 10. Kennetvlcks 1.05. Lamonts Ist. 

4. Lowells 7. Maltbys 2.40. Metaltne 
Faliss 1st, 1.31. Newman Lake: 2.60. 
Odessa s En^.. 10.50; Zoar, 5. Orchard 



PrmiHej 1.85 PlewiaBt Prairie i 5. Pom- 

jISL ?^t* l^\ R«J»toiij Salem, 10. St. 

t'^tViJ^h ^•^*«""'*» Brighton, 168; Co- 
lumbia. 5; Fauntleroy, 1.47- Pile 25- 

§J^!5? i,^",^^' ^' Spokanei Plym.f"3.22; 
Wml^^^^in ^"*'t^2c. ToppenUhi 70c 
^i^aila i;%'allat Zion Luth., 20. 

W. H. M. U. ColTlUet 30c. North 

H^m^ST,' A^S\ ?n**"*** ^l'^ Olymplai 30c. 
?^ n TT* A^^h ^^C' Keystone, 30c: Plym.. 
si-UY^J^'^n*^^' J£*^- SpokaDe, Plym^.°l 
50* Tacomai Ist, 11.75; East, 

WISCONSI.\ — 1300.27. 

r^^^^^ir.^' Appletoni W. S., 5.85; Y. W. 

lv?Ji ^- ^' i-^^* C>«nt«nvlIIe« Bethany. 
Scan., 4; Dodipevlilei Plym., 23. Doom- 

S?5*i. o^"' h Edgrertoat W. S., 1.05 
Ekdallt Scan.. 2. Elroyi W. S.. 70c. Ba- 

w* q'^'V^t*" •. L ^«»»vlllet W. S.. 85c: 
w. »., r. Li., 1.50. Gleawomlj Swedish. 5. 

STf^K ^"^ri.^- Sm 70c. Hartlaadi 5. 
2iL*;^27* 2.66. Keaorta: 22; W. S.. 3. 

R? w c^*fS.'*'l'»'.^-.S' 35c. I.aaea.ter! 

w « ^-' V^^- *-«•'«« 1st, 3. Martial 2.60. 
?f*"^* o"^*i"r-«^- MUwaukeet Hanover 
St., W. S.. 1.50. lHoadoTl: Ist. 8. Mt. 

Sterlinirt 5 JVaTariaoi Scand.. 2.35. New 
RiehniOBdt W. S., 70c. Ocoaomowoct W 
a. 20c. ^Plympothj W. S., 25c. Preacotti 
W. S. La<\«es' Aid. 20c. Rnelaet Plym.. 

brota B., 50c. Rhtaelaadert W. S., 60c. 
Robertnt 18 Royaltoai 5. Seymours Ist. 
5. ^heboyfraat 1st, 25. Shnllabarfft 4.50. 
Spartai W. S^ 4 25. Sprlair Greeu, lat, 1. 
Spriayirale: W. S.. 1.50. Stooffhtoai W. S.. 
3oc. ^SturKeoB Bayi Hope, W. S., 35c. 
?JM* S^}^*^* ^' S. 3.50. VIroquat 1st. 

o « iY***J!:?*^"* ^s^' 11- Wankeshai W. 
a. 2.25. We»t Salem: W. S.. 35c Wind- 
won W. a, 45c. WIttenberi;: Scand., 6. 



Chala TIatat 1st, 150. Claremontt 250. 
I^moB Grovet 1st, 50. Loa Aaseleai 
Grace, oO. Onklaadt Fruitvale, 50. Paaa- 
V-**™** I^ke Ave.. 250. San DIeeot Park 
\il1as. 25. Saata Barbara: 20. 


-.^^?'^*'*J*^ 4^® ' ^^' ^aeMot Pilg., 50. 
Sterlla«;: Ger., 30. 


Hartford: Danish, 100. 

AlbloBi 72. ChlcBKOi Fellowship. 5.51. 
Daavllle: Plym., 5. Elmvrood: 50. Galea- 
borv: E. Main St.. 300. Mound City: Pile 
156. WUmettet Bal., 2050. ^' 


. ^^fj'*** ^**y' Is*' 2400. Little Rock: 

Ist. 60. Ottumwa: Swedish, 250. 


Kanwaa City: 1st, 50. 

Mlllinoeket: 110. 


Froatbursri Shilo, Welsh, 50. 

Horerbtlli Riverside Mem'l, 90. Roek- 
porti Swedish. 100. 


Bay Mlllai 1st, 50. Bin: Raplda: 1st. 150. 
Claret 25. Howard City: 50. Jnckaon: 

Plym , 100 LanalBfl:: Mayflower. 250. St. 
Joseph: 250 South Haven: Ist, 250. 


T> ^i*i^i"' HK '^'^S. International Falls: 

Bethlehem. 50. Madlaon: 150. Mlnaeapo- 
lla: 5th Ave.. 2.50; Morninprside, 50. Wa- 
deaa: 250. Worthlnfftoai 100. 


Cole Camp: 75. St. Louis: Hope, 150. 

Cambridgre: 1st, 450. Hastlaflra: 125. 

h'!f*^®lf * ^®^' ^*^"' ^a^' 600. Omaha: 3d. 
290. Scotts Bluff: Ger., 50. 


Bemardavllle: 1st, 62.50. Egg Harbor 
City: Emm., 100. Oraa«ret Norwegr., 200. 


Mt. Hope: 250. Rensselaer: Greenbush, 
250. Salamaaea: 1st, 210. 

Charlotte: 50. 

WllUston: 150. 


East Cleveland: East. 150. 

VInlta: 1st, 100. 


Ashlaad: 1st, 100. 


Armonr: 220. Carthagre: Pllg.. 60. 
Springrn: 50. 


El PuMo: 1st. 100. Fort AVorth: 1st, 
1000. Port Artiiur, 47.50. 


Vanderwerken: Bal., 975. 


Blaine: 79 31. Cheaey: 1st, 100. Ever- 
ett: 1st. 50: Swedish, 120. Maiden: 20. 
Tacoma: Elims, 25; Plym., 50. Seattle: 
Keystone. 100. Spokane: Swedish, 400. 
Vancouver: Hope. 5. 


Dodffevllle: Plym., 500. Port IVashlng:- 
ton: 150. Racine: 1st, 25. South Milwau- 
kee: Ger., 52.25. 



Ansonia: C. F. Bliss. 10. Dniton: W. 
M. C, 50. New Havea: Mrs. C. M. Mead, 

ANNUITIES. $2,000.00. 

Worcester, Mass.: Miss K. L. H., 500; 
Mrs. E. L. H., 1,500. 

LEGACIES, $4,540.13. 

Lockport^ N, Y.: Estate, Alice E. Crock- 
er, 172. Ana Arbor, Mich.: Estate, Corv- 
don L. Ford, 75.44. Boatoa, Masa.: Es- 
tate Elizabeth J. Hall, 1.769 55. Water- 
town, Mnna.: Estate, Jennette T. Kim- 
ball 191.23. Holly, Colo.: Estate, Mrs. A. 
H. Sherman. 250. Cambrldfce. Mass.: Es- 
tate. Russell L. Snow, 500. ^aratoira, Cal.: 
Estate, Mary J. Stewart, 370. BoMt<>n. 
Mass.: Estate, Celia A. Thomas, 1,211.91. 


Berkeley: Park. 24. Coroaa: Ist, 48. 




St. Petenibnrfft United. 28 

M'llmettei 2.28. 


Charlen CHyi 1st. 36. 


Holchliiaoiit 35. 


Wabans Union, Newton, 4<>. 


Detroit I Brewster, 30. 


Great FalUi 1st. 61.50. 


Cambridge t Ist, 27. 


Graavllle: Jerusalem, 21. Nevr York: 

Trinity, 272.08. Salamanacat Ist, 6.10. 


Carrlnstoot 7. WlUlntoat 100. 


Cicvelaadt Lalcc View, 32. Columbuai 6. 


Allecrhenyt 1st, 40. Gerniantowat Ist, 


Sloax Falls: 1st, 40.50. 


Austin: Ist, 24.43. 


Spokaue: Swedish, 8. 


Dodnevllle: Plym., 15. Grand Rapids: 

1st. 45. 


Aster Trust Co., $375; Corn- Exchange 
Banlc, 507.04; Franklin Trust Co., 91.63; 
Sherman, Tex., 280; Union Trust Co., 
169.84; Wilsall, Mont, Union, 60. 


C. H. Page, Providence, R. I., 175; Cen- 
tral HudHon Gas & Elec. 250; City of 
New York, 1,015; Fairbanks, Morse & Co.. 
31.50; Illinois Central R. R.. 500; New 

York Central R. R.. 12.50; New York StaU 
Railways, 225; Niagara, Lockport & Ont. 
Power Co., 250. Southern Pac. Co., 200; 
U. S. Corporation. 26. 


LoBfimont: 30! 

W. Palm Beack: Union, 15.40. 

Wllntette: Ist. 15. 

Bowton: Eliot, Roxbury, 3. 

Oberlln: 2d, 17.85. 

Hartford: 1st, 66. 

MISCELLANF'OUS, $1,303.33. 

Asbury Park, N. J.. 1,220.68; Harmony. 
Okla., 5.15; Judith Gap, Mont., 6; Notaxy 
Fees, 6.50; Pllgrrlm Church, N. Y. C. 50; 
Sale Book-keeper's Desk. 15. 



Lo« Annrelea: Plym., on loan, 62.50. Paa- 
adeaa: North, 50. Roeklla: on loan. 12.50. 
San Franclaoo, Bethlehem, on loan, S6. 
W'aaco: 1st, on loan, 15. 


Crnljc: 1st, on loan, 27.60. Dearer t 
Pilg., on loan. 25. Fort CoUlna: Ger.. on 
loan, 50. Jaleabars: Ist, on loan. 26. 


Bridfireport: Miss E. R. S;. 10; Mrs. H. 
C. W.. 10. Rrlntol: Mrs. C, F. B., 10. 
Brooklxo! Mrs. N. G. Wr, 8. Goake»t 
Mrs. F. S. G.. 5. Hartford: Mrs. L. B., 10. 
Lakcvllle: Mrs. A. B. N.. 6. I^baam: 
Miss v.. B. H., 1. MIddletowa: M. L. P.. 
25. Nauffatuck: Mrs. G. B. W.. 100. New 
Haven: R. M. M., 5. New London: L. B. L., 
1. Newton: M. E. S.. 50. Norwich: Bir 8. 
F. D. C, 5. Norwlchtown: Mrs. T. B. o- , 
1.50. SaybMwk: A. A. A., 6. W^aterbmnr* 
Mrs. IT. E. C, 25. Wlnated: Mrs. S. Q. W.. 

W^. H. M. U. BrtdKeport: South. 22. 
Hartford: 1st, Amelia Walker Aux.. 66 
Keo»ln«rton: Aux., 5. Merlden: 1st; 26. 
New Caunan: 10. New Haven: Redeemer, 
1j. a. S., 20. Wln»ted: 2d. 5. 
Continued in March Number 

Gong^egational Education Society 

S. F. Willdns, Treasurer 

14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

November, 1916 



ALABAMA — $ 6. 00. 

AdalnaUiy Antioch, 1. 
Central: 1. Dealer: 1. 
Hocklebnry: 1. 


Freano: Zion German. 10. San Jiumi 

Friend. 6. 

CAIilFOR^riA (SOUTHERN) — $13.86. 

Cbnla Vlata: 16c. Claremont: 2.82. 
Gleadmlet 8.26. Lemon Grove: 20c. Lo« 
Aa^elea: East. 14c; First. 2.40; Garvansa. 
201:; Ch. of Messiah, 95c; Lincoln Mem., 
4c Olivet, 17c. Pasadena: First. 50c; Pil- 
grim. 84a. Pomona: 75c. Redondo Beaek: 

20c. San DIesro: First. 1.65. 
Into: 4c. Sherman: 6c. 

San Jae- 

164.24. Loi 


COLORADO — $171.74. 

Denver: Plymouth, 
First, 7.50. 

CONNECTICUT— $362.94. 

Chaplin: 6.60. Bridsreiiortt Olivet. 15. 
Bridarewater: 6.81. Deep lUveri Plrat, 
106". Greenwich: Second, 8. HartfoHIt 

First, 112.43. Jcwett City: Fr;e • »'). 

Milton: Y. P. S., 5. Norwiehi Greenville. 
5; Park. 47.70. North Woodatoekt 6.0*. 
Pntnamt Second & S. S., 14.78. Torrlii«- 
fordi f. P. S., 6; Friend, 5. Watertownt 



^^•■uin Home Mimadommrr VmIob. BHs* 
toll W. A., t4. Grecawlelii 2nd StlUson 
B. S., 3. Hartfordi Ist. A. W-^'k/- Aux., 
2S; 4th D. of Gov./ S. BomtU Britalat W. 

Aux., IB. Wlmsteds Ist, W. M. U., 11; 2nd 
W. A., 10. 

IDAHO— 120.00. 

Anerleaa FalUit Ger. Chs. Miss. Collec- 
tion. 10. "WmlUkeet Friend, 10 

II.I.nfOI8 — 1416.51. 

Atobi S. Boweni 4. Chlcavot Austin 
Ist. 4.46; B«thm., 8; PlUrlin; 16.2S; Mt. 
Clare. 6.60; RavenswoOd, 7.72; Rogrers Pk. 
1st 20. Dccamri Ist. 25. Godfreys 1. 
Oak Parki Srd, 10.15. Payaoai S. S.. 9. 
Perat 1st. 10. Roaeoei 1. ffterllairi 5.19 

l^eatera Springs t 1st, 9.75. 

'Woauia** Home Mlaaloaarr Uafoa. Ab- 
Invdoat W. S.. 1. Altoai W. a, 2.50. Am- 
boyt W. a, 2. Aubara Parks W. S.. 2. 
Auroras N. E., 5. Bownuinvillet W. S.. 1 
Badat W. 8., 1.44. Ckleaicoi New 1st S. 
a. »; Rosrers Pk , W. S.. l.r South W. »., 
20; Univ. W. a, 2. Deeatari W. a, 1. 
Blarlai W. S.. 5. Bvaastont 1st \V. S.. 60. 
Galeobarici Central W. S., 25; East Main 
St W. a, 50c..GeBeaeoi C B., 250. 
Galvat W. a. 6. La Gran«ret W. S.. 30. 
La Moinet W. a, 1. LyoniiTfllei W S.. 1. 
MdUaei 2nd W. S., 5. Oak IParkt 1st W. 
a. 19.73; 1st Y. W.. 6; 2nd. W. S.. 30 Ot- 
tawa t W. a, 3. Peeatoalcat W. S., 2. 
Plalalleldi W. S., 5 Prlneetoas W. S.. 2. 
Rolloi W. a, 5. Saadwlchi W. S.. 2. Stlll- 
BUM VaOeyi W. S.. 2. Syeamores W. a, 
2. Tcmloat S. S.. 2.S5. Woodat<H*kt W. 

a. 2. 

IOWA— $160.47 

ji 21.75. CIlutODt l.fiS. Creston: 

Ist 20. DaTenporti Edwards. 4.42. Des 
Molae«t Greenwood. 5 80.. Rmmetnbarv: 
6.25. Gardea Prairies 2 25. Garners 1.65. 
Geaoa Blvffs 2.18 Grinnells 18.13. Iowa 
Failai 9.64. Manoa CItri 5. Montleellos 
6. MoTllles 3. New Hamptons Ist, 1.20. 
Oldai 7. Orients 1.50 Roek Rapldtis 2 55. 
Staarts 11. Treyaors ZIon German, 2. 

IVoman'a Home Missionary Union. AU 
iroaas 42c. Clintons 1.33. Ottnmwas Ist 
5.86. Cedar Falls s 1.90. C^edar Rapids s 
1st 1.50. Cherokee s 1.87- Den Molaeas 
Greenwood. 2.09. New Hamptons 1. 
Sheaandoabs 8. 

KANSAS— $29.00. 
Emporia s 1st. 25. 

lienora s 4. 

MASSACHUSETTS — $1,207.74. 

Aahbys Orth., 10. Belmont s Plymouth, 
4.12. Boafons Dorchester Village, 9 50; 
Jamaica Plain Central. 50: Hljfhland, Y. 
P. a, 5; Brighton, 2.54. Uralntrees 1st 
6.60. Brooklines Leyden. 184.9^ r»ha*'- 
nets 2nd. 1.71. Cammlnartons Village, 5. 
Deerfleldi South. ».25. Dli^htons Brick, 
10. DoTeri Prlend. 20. Ev retti 1st 7.88. 
Fltehbarsi Finnish. 4. Hardwicks Gll- 
bertvllle, Trin., 22.50. Haverhill s North. 
50; West 8. S., 5 37. Honsntonlcs Frien'i. 
100. Lakevllle A Tanton iPrrcincts 4.50. 
^•wreaees South, 2.29. Lynns 1st 22.50. 
Marahlleldi Ist, 9. Merrlmacs 1st 3 36. 
Mlddleboros Central S. S. 7.66. Mllllns 
4.79. Newtoa Geaters 1st 3S51; Auburn- 
dale, 94.63; Waban, Union, 12.15. North 
Attteboro, 1st, 2.25. Northampton s Flor- 
ence. 16.76. PIttallelds 1st, Friend, 5. 
Readlairs 1st 19.49. Reveres 1st. 6. 
Beachmont 10. Somervllles Hijrhland, 
26. Sunderland t 1st, 20. Templetons 
Baldwin vile, Mem.. 4 IValthams 1st 
ft T. P. a C E., 16. l¥enbams Friend, 
10. l^entboroi Evane.. 27.50. Weymontbs 
Old South, Prlend, 10. Mass. « R. I. T^. 
H. M. A.t 386. 

MAlIfE— $36.27. 

Baths Winter St, 6.27. I<ewUitoni Pine 
St., 8. Little Deer Isles 1. tVaterfords 
North, 1. Baaffors Friend, 20. 

MICHIGAN— $162.02. 

Alpenas 6.25. Baa^ori Ist, 2.60. Bata- 
^iat 2. Buekleys 2. Cadillacs 22 50. 
Charlottes 5. Coverts 2. Bostwtek Lakai 
2 Detroit s Brewster, 40. Dexter s 1. 
Hartford s 1. Hartlands 1. Laaslnici Pil- 
grim, 4. Portlands 1st, 3 Roadoi 1. 
Romeo s 86c St. Clair s 7. St. Josephs 11. 
Sonth Havens 2.67. Traverwe CItys Oak 
Park, 2. 

IVomaa's Home Mlaaloaarj Ualoa. Aaa 
Arbors 8 S., 1.26. Blir Rapids s 1. Chel- 
•eas 1. Detrolts 1st 10. Graad Rapldsi 

Park, 80. 

MINNESOTA- $149.55. 

Arsjles 2.10. Basleys 17c. Beanami 
55c Braiaerds 1st 1-50, Caaaoa Fallas 
84c. Dpxters 45c. Dalntbs Pllgrrim, 10.60. 
Ellsworths 80c. Falrmoats 69c. Faribanlts 
2:40. Feltons 21c. Fon dn Laes 36c. 
Graad Meadows 16c. Lake Cltyi 2.10. 
Matawaas 75c Mlaaeapollns Como Ave., 
3. Fifth Ave., 8.90; 1st ^: Forest Hts., 
3.30; Fremont Ave., 1.29; Fremont S. S., 
40c; Linden Hills. 2.66; Minnehaha. 15o; 
Mornlngrslde, 72c; Pilgrim. 1.03; Plymouth. 
86.81; Open Door, 2.22. St. Pavls Imman- 
nat 3.09; Olivet 3. Sprtnqr Valleys 42c 

NEBRASKA — $7.88. 

LlaeolBs Vine, 6.13. 
tOBS 2.60. 

Pardumi 26c Staa- 

3. Center 

NEW HAMPSHIRE — $120.66. 

Bnrrlnartons 4.50. Bristol s 
Osslpees 3. Greenland s 8. 
Franklin St, 25. New Castles 66c. New- 
lairtoBs 1.50. North Hamptoas 3.70. 
Roehenters 15. Wakeflelds Union. 3. Wal- 
poles 1st, 3.29. Altoas Friend, 50. 

NEW JERSEY- $46.03. 

Cedar Groves 2. East Oranaes Trinity, 
16.03. EffTs: Harbors EmmanueH 4. Jersey 
CItys Waverley, 4. Nvtleys St. Paul's, 10; 
Friend. 10. 

NEW YORK— $240.56. 

Aqnebomies L. I.. 9.68. Bay Shores Ist 
3. Canandalmias 1st 25. Elbrldfces 1st 
6. Mt. VemoB Helirhtss S. S., 16. New 
Yorks Brooklyn, Clinton A'e., 100. Busb- 
wlck Ave., 13. Paris s 1. ParishviUe» 92c 
Pousrhkeepsles 1st, 7.50. TIeonderosras 95c. 
W^estchesters White Plains, 25. IVestflelds 
30. ^IToodvlllet 2:50. 

NORTH DAKOTA— $21.00. 

Eldredices 2. Far^os Plymouth, 10. Het- 
tlnirers 3 Henslers 1. Orlwkas Union. S. 
Portlands 2. 

OHIO— $105.93. 

Beren: 60c. Br<M»kllplds 1. Cincinnati s 

Plymouth, 3. Cleveland t Colllnwood, 1; 
Euclid Ave.. 5; Grace, 1 50. Eant Cleve- 
lands Calvaiy. 2. Elyrtas 2nd. 7.90. Fred- 
ericksburg: t 11. Genevas. 4.15.. .Gomers 
6.25. Isle St. (.'enrices 1.20. Little Musk- 
inimms l.-'^O. Mnrlettnt iFt. S. S.. 6.69. No. 
Monroevllles 3.40 Oberlln: 2nd, 11.97. 
Unlonvllles 3 Toledot 2n(1, 5: Wa»h- 
Ingrton St., 6.52. Twlnsbnrf^t Y. C. E., 60c. 
West Mllgrroves 60c. 

Woman*s Home MIsMlonary ITnlon. An- 
dovers W. S., 1.40. Ashland s W. A., 1.50. 
Chaflrrin Falls: W. S., 1.10. dacinnatls 
Columbia L. S., 50c Clevclands Collln- 
wood, 3.60; Grace. W. A., 30c; North S. S., 
50c. Colnmbusi Plymouth Li. S., 1.76. 
Conneants W. S. 2. Lodl. Jr.r C. E., 50c. 
Mallet Creek: Y. L. 50c. Mariettas Put- 
nam, 20c; S. S, 300. Xorwalk: L U.. 25c. 



Olmntead PalLii M. 8., 80c. Raveniiat W. 
S.. 1.65. Richlleldi M. S.. 1. SaBduskri W. 
It., 1. SpriBflrfieldi Lagronda, L. S., 70c. 

OKI.A.HOMA — 17.10. 

Jenninicat 3.20 Oklahoma Citjt Pil- 
ffrlm S. 8., 1.50. Mancheateri 1.60. Pl^aa- 
amt Home* 80c. 

OREGON— $6.00 

Hubbardt 2. Salemt Central, 4. 


RlMvlllei 1.40. I 

RHODE ISLAND— $360.00. 
ProvtdcBcei Central. 360. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $112.74. 

.Aberdeeni 1.61. Rrrmford: 1.6.^. Bow«'le: 
20. Chamb^^rlaiai 11.25. LUchers 78c 
Mllbanki W. M. S., B. RedAelds German. 
10. Yankton I 5. 

'Woman** Home Missionary Union. Ab- 
erdeen! 1.98. Academy: l.KV; Tb^'^k Of- 
fering. 1.56. Alcestert 1.01. Athols 64c. 
Armourt 1.16. Relle Fourohei 1.14. C*r^ii- 
bard: 78c. CanoTat 1.40. Dead woods 93c. 

De Smett 1.02. Erwlnt 97c Gotkta»4t 
78c. Huront 5 47. I^ake Prea*'*''^ "'^^c 
Loomlat 39c. Mobrldarei 42c. Mlt^Mllt 
2.80 Hfyroni 78c. Pierre s 1.96. ItapK 
CItrt 19.62. Ree Helffhtat 2.90. Redfleldi 
2 93. Sloax FalIss 4.46. 

TENNESSEE — $10.00. _^ 

Naahvlllet Union Ch. of Fisic Oniver-. 


TEXAS— $9.21. 

Dallam Central. 7.21; WInnetka, S. S.. 

VERMONT— $63.86. 

Bartont 2.53. Bellows Fallsi Ist. 8-57. 
Bennlnnrtont Old 1st. 5. Gloveri 1st. 8.75. 
daeebeet S. S.. 10. IVest Newbmryt 
Friend. 5. "Woodstock! S. S.. 14. Mont- 
pellert Friend. 10. 

Spokane t Westminster. 


WISCONSIN — $10.00. 

Berlin: Friend. $10.00. 

Total contributions. $3,853.44. 

The Cons^egational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 

Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer - 895 Consregatioiial House, Boston, Mats. 

November Receipts 


Andalusia: 1. Brantley: 2. Central: 
1.20. Dosleri 1. Glenwood: 1. Haekle- 
bnrvt 2. Haleyvllle: 2. Headland: 1. 
Mon^Komeryi S., 2.30. Searlaht: 1. Shel- 
by: 40c. Trinity: 1. Total, $16.90 ,of which 
$2.30 is a C. D. Coll'n. 


Tempe: 4.85. Serrlee: 12.50. Total, 

CAlilFORNJA (Northern) — 

Altaras: W. M. S., 7c. Berkeley: First 
W. M. S., 9.33; Park W. M. S.. 34c; North. 
8.34; W. M. S., 1.05. Blir Valley: W. M. S., 
14c. Bowles: W. M. S., 7c. Ceres: First 
W. M. S.. 55c. Ferndalei 4.04. Field's 
Landlniri W. M. S.. 7c. Fresno: First. 2.16. 
W. M. a, 46c: Zlon, 2. Keavro«Nl: W. M. 
S.. 15c. Martlnea: 95c; W. M. S.. 20c. Mill 
YaUey: W. M. S.. 10c. Murphy*s: W. M. S., 
5c. Oakland: First. W. M. S.. 28.59; Cal- 
vary, 1.02; W. M. S., 1.62; Pllprim, 2.19; 
W. M. S, 1.40; Myrtle St. W. M. S., 70c; 
Fruitvale Av. W. M. S., 56c; Plymouth, 
15.22; Olivet W. M. S.. 7c. Pacific Grove: 
5 91; W. M. S., 96c. Palo Alto: 4.33; 

Paradise: W. M. S., 

2.25. W. M. S.. 1.92. 

.First, 12.90: W. M. 
S., 16 10: Mission W. M. S.. 87c; Beth- 
any W. M. S., 50c; Richmond W. M. S.. 
42c. San Jose: 6. 85. San Itafael: W. M. 
S., 17c. Santa Cms: W. M S., 5.25. Sara- 
toga: W. M. S., 2.36. Sebastopol: W. M. 5;., 
21c. Sonoma: W. M. S. 1.40. Soonel: W. 
M. &, 63c. Stockton: W. M. S.. 409. 
Sunnyvale: 1.94. Total, $151.63. of which 
$81 53 is received through W. H. M. U. 

CALIFORNIA (Southern) — 

Chula Vista: 82c. Claremont: 14.10. 
Lemon Grove: 11. Los Anireles: First, 
6.87; East, 68c: Olivet, 85c: Oarvanza, 1; 
Messiah, 4.75; Lincoln Memorial, 17c. Oil 
Centers 4.81. Pasadena: First. 2.50. Pli- 
Krlm, 1.70. Pomona: 3.75. Uedondo Beach: 
1. San DIeiro: First. 8.25. San Jacinto: 
21c. Santa Barbara: 8. 76. Sherman: 25c. 

W. M S., 87c. 
26c. Petaiuma: 
San Francisco: 

W. H, M. U.: 15.66. Total. $87.13. of which 
$15.66 is received through W. H. M. U. 

Denver: North, 

Flaarler: 1.90. 
7.50. Steamboat 
Sprlnvit 2 05. 

Frulta: 2.50. Lonsmont: 
Springs: 1.66. Sulphur 
Total, $18.10. 


Bridgeport: Second Li B. F., 20. Caaaaut 
S., 14. Chaplin: 5.39. Deep River: 2.10. 
Green's Farms: S., 25. Haddam: S., 10. 
Hartford: First. Amelia Walker Aux.. 60. 
Kent: S.. 2.15. Litchlleld: 62.33. Merldent 
First W L., 10. Monroe: 1.22. New Brit- 
ain: Stanley Mem'l S., 9.27. New Mllford: 
W. M. S.. 10. Norwich: Third, 5; Park. 
61.48. Rocky Hill: 3. Sheltoni S.. 7. 
Stratford: S., 5. Watertownt 5. 'WInated: 
Second W. M- S.. 5. Total. $312.94. of 
which $32.42 is C. D. Coll'ns .and $95.00 
received through W. H. M. U. 


For Supplies: 5.55. 


Atlanta: Rush Memorial. 
Atlanta. 1.50. Total. $2.25. 


Boise: First, S.. 8, which 


Friend t 

Is a C. D. 


Bowen: 3.25. Chlcaico: Ravenswood. 
6.60: Ropers Park, 15; New England Ch., 
"V. L", 100. Cornwall: 1. Dallas City: S.. 
20. RarUille: "J. A. D.',. 10. Oak f>arki 
Third, 8.59. Princeton i 1.91. Roekfoitit 
First. 15 Sterllnvt 4.19. Wayne: 7. Total. 
$192.54, of which $7.00 is a C. D. Coll'n. 


Aliconai W M. S., 42c. Ames: S., 32. 21. 
Cellar Falls: W. M. S.. 1.90. Cherokee: W. 
M. S., 1.37. Clinton: 1.68: W. M. S.. 1.33. 
Creston: First, 10. Davenport: Edwards, 
4.42. Deoorah: 10. Des Hoi nest Green- 
wood, 5.17; W. M. S., 2.09. EmmetsburfT' 



6.25. Gnrden Pmlrlei 2.25. Gameri 1.46. 
G«iioa B1«irsi 1.93. Grbinelli 16.12- Iowa 
Faliss 8.58. Mansoot 7.16. Maaon Cltyi 5. 
MoaHe«lloi 8.75. MovlUei 8. Maaeatlncs 
Mulford, 2 Oldas 3.55. Orlenti 1.75. Oa- 
luilooaas 1.50. Ottnmwat First W. M. S.. 
5.86. Red Oakt 2.25; W. M. S., 1. Ro«k 
Rapldai 2.80. Sloans 1.72. Stuarts 10. 
^V^aterloos First, 20. Total. |178.01, of 
which 839.37 Is C. D. Coll'ns. and |13.97 
received through W. H. M. U. 


AltOBs S.. 1.26. . Kanaan Citys First. 
15.25; Central, S., 10. Lawrences Ply- 
raotith W. M. S., 12.50. I^aoras M. S., 6. 
Leoaas 5. Neosho Fallss C. & 8., 61c. Nea- 
ehatels 3 Newton s 7. Pamonas 2. Rva- 
aells 14. Topekas Seabrook W. M. S.. 1.45. 
H^lehttas Plymouth W. M. S., 1; Collejfe 
Hill. W. M. S., 2. Total, $81.06, of which 
$7.61 Is C. D. Coirns, and $26.20 received 
through W. H. M. U. 


Newports L. A, 45c, received through 
^W. H. M. U. 


New Orleans: Beecher, 4. 

Baths Winter St.. 6.15. Deer lales Little. 
1. Ijevrlstons 8. Monaons S., 4. Seamports 
First 6. IVaterfords Second, 1. Total. 


Adamas S., 16. Ayers 5. Relmoats Ply- 
mouth. 3.70. Boatons Brighton. 2.54; Cen- 
tral, Jamaica Plain, 50. Boylstons 9.55. 
Bralatrees First, 6. Brookllnes Ley den 
S.. 25. Cohasaets 1.67. Deerllelds 4; South, 
S.25. BTeretts First, 9.46. Fall Rivers 
Central S., Birthday Fund. 36. FltchbnrKs 
Finnish. 6.26. Hardwleks Gilbertvtlle. 
21.25. Haverbllls West. S., 4.93: North. 15. 
I^akevllle aad Tavnton Preclnets 4.25. 
' I«awrenees United, 11. Lndlows 6. Lynns 
First, 16.25. Bf arahfleld s 4. Merrlmaes 
3.17. Miniffs 4.45. Newtons First, 32 10; 
Auburndale, 77.32; Waban, 11.48. North- 
ampton s Florence. 15. North Attleboros 
First, 2.12. Palmers Three Rivers, 11/ 
Platnllelds 1.25 Readlnics 19 49. Reveres 
First, 6.50. Somervllles Highland. 5. 
mralthams First, 5.50. Wenhams 10. Wll- 
llamatowns First, 60. "W. H. M. A. of 
Maaa. A R. Ls 246. Total, $769.49. of which 
$246.00 is received through W. H. M. A. 


Alexandria s W. M. S., 3.50. Basrley: 27c. 
Benson s 86c. Bralnerds First, 2.25. Can- 
non Fallss First. 1.26. Comfreys W. M. S., 
3.08. Corrells W. M. S., 74c. Dexter s 67c. 
Dodice Centers W. M. S., 84c. Dnlnths Pil- 
grim. 15.75. Ellsworths 1.20. Fairmonts 
W. M. S.. 41c. Falrbanlts 3.60. Felton: 
32c. Fond da Lacs 54c. Glen woods W. M. 
S.. 1.54. Granada s W. M. S., 56c. Grand 
Meadows 22c; W. M. S.. 20c. Hancocks W. 
M. a, 70c. Hntehlnaons W. M. S.. 1.30. 
Lake CItys First. 3.15. Lakelands 5. 
Marietta: W. M. S., 25c. Marshall s W. M. 
S., 70c. Matnwans 1.12. Minneapolis: 
First. 13.50: Plymouth. 43.10; W. M. S., 
21.76; Pilgrim. 1.58: W. M. S., 90c; Como, 
4.50: Union W. M. S., 45c; Open Door. 3.33; 
Fremont Av.. 1.93; S., 62c: Fifth Ave, 
13.88: W. M. S.. 4.56; Robblnsdale W. M. 
S.. 1.96: Forest Heights, 4.95; Linden Hills. 
8.99; W. M. 8.3.15; Minnehaha, 22c: Morn- 
ingslde, 1.08. Montevideo: W. M. S.. 1.40. 
Morrlas W. M. S.. 2 20. New Richland: 
W. M. fl.. 1.06. New Ulms W. M. S., 70c. New 
York Mills s W. M. S.. 25c. (Pelican Rapids s 
W. M: S., 50c Pitts W. M. S., 25c. St. Paols 
Paclflc, W. M. S.. 86c; Olivet, 4.50; Im- 

manueL 4.65. Sank Center: W. M. S.. 
1.63. Spring VaUeys 63c. Stewartvllles 

W. M. S., 1.89. Waaeeas W. M. S.. 1.26. 
Wllllamss W. M. S.. 20c. Total. $196.46. 
of which $58. 09 is received through W. H. 
M. U. 


Bevlers First. S.. 6. Maplewoods S.. 
13.50. St. Loniss First. 3.. 5. Sedallas 
First. 3.25. WIUow Springs s S., 1.76. Total, 
$29.50, of which $18.50 is C. D. Coll'ns. 


Elgin s 1.56. Ekalakas 3.17. Homeateads 
S.. 4.30. Springdales S., 96c. Services 11.50. 
Total, $21.49. 


Alblons W. M. S.. 8.74. Almas W. M. B., 
65c. Arborvllles W. M. S.. 1.91. Arllag- 
tons W. M. a. 25c. Aahlands W. M. S.. 
3.05. Auroras W. M. S., 2.52. Avocas 8.26; 
W. M. S., 25c. Beatrices W. M. S.. 1.75. 
Bertrands W. M. S.. 1.25. Bingham s W. 
M. S.. 25c. Blairs W. M S.. 72c. Bmna- 
wlcks W. M. S.. 10c. Borwells W. M. S., 
55c. Butte s W. M. S.. 5c. Cambridges W. 
M. S.. 50c. Campbells W. M. S.. 29c. Camp 
Creeks W. M. S.. 70c. Clarkss W. M. S., 1. 
Colnmbuas W. M. S.. 2.52. Comstock: W. 
M. S., 5c. Cortland: W. M. S., 1.50. Crete s 
W. M. S., 10.55. Curtlss W. M. S . 50c. 
David CItys W. M. S., 70c. Dodges W M. 
S.. 5.45. Exeters W. M. S., 2. Fairfield s 
W. M. S. 50c. Fairmonts W. M. S., 2. 
Franklins 14.80; W. M. S.. 3. Fremont s 
W. M. S., 3.91. Friends W. M. S., 2.21 
Genoa: W. M. S., 42c. Graftons W. M. S., 
50c. Grand Islands W. M. S.. 1. Grants 
W. M. S., 25c. Harvards W. M. S., 1. 
Hastlngss 12.25; W. M. S., 2.29. Haveloeks 
3: W. M. S.. 1.24. Holdreices W. M. S . 75c. 
Hyanniss W. M. S.. 55c. Irvlngtons W. M. 
S.. 1.48. Kearney: 7. Leigh: W. M. S., 1.26. 
Liberty: W. M. S., 1.75. Lincoln: First. W. 
M. S.. 10.25: Plymouth W. M. S., 8.51: The 
Vine W. M S.. 1.55. McCooks W. M. S., 
1.25. Nellgh: W. M. S.. 2. New Ca»tle: W. 
M. S., 25c. Norfolk: First, 35.25; W M. S., 
2.60: Omaha Av. W. M. S., 2.''»c. Ogallalas 
S., 6.51. Omaha: First, W. M. S., 15.21; St. 
Mary's Av. W. M, S., 10; Plymouth. 16; W. 
M. S.. 2.43; Central Park. W. M. S, 1.02; 
Hillside W. M. S.. 82c. Park: W. M. S.. 
75c. Plalnvlews W. M. S.. 1.25. Ravenna s 
W. M. S.. 75c. Red Clouds W. M. S., 75c. 
Rising City: W. M. S.. 60c. Scribners W. 
M. S.. 1. Scneeas W. M. S., lie Seward: 
W. M. S . 50c. Shiekleys AV. M. S.. 60c. 
Stanton s W. M. S., 75c. Stockvllle: W. M 
S., 10c. Syracuse: W. M. S.. 1.25. Trentons 
2 50; W. M. S.. 1.05. Uehllngs W. M. S . 
25c. Ulysaess W. M S.. 45o. Verdon: W. 
M S.. 1.92. Wahoo: W. M. S., 1. W^averlv: 
W. M. S.. 75c. i;*>epliig W^ater: W. M. S., 
4. IVest Point: W. M. S.. 75c. Wllcoxs 
W. M. S.. 90c. W^lsnrrs W. M. S.. 20c. 
Yorks W M. S.. 2.90. Friends; 75c. Total, 
$246.94, of which $6.51 is a C. D. Coll'n. 
and $146.38 received through W. H. M. U. 


.Atkinsons 7.31. Barrinsrtons 4. Bristol: 
3. Epplng: 64c Greenville: S.. 5. Hav- 
erhill: 3. MaoeheMtert Franklin St.. 25. 
New CaMtle: 74c. Tllton: 17. Wakefield: 
Union. 3. Walpole: 3.95. Winchester: 9. 
Total, $81.64. 


Cedar Groves 1. Bast Orange: Trinity, 
16.04. Haworihs 9: S., 12.41. Nutleys 10. 
Weatfield: 58.25. Total, $106.70, of which 
$12.41 is a C. D. Coll'n. 


Albany: First. S., 14.14. Ray Shorai 
12.87. Brier Hill: S.. 1.40. Canandalgnas 



S6. Hamlltimi 
MiiBBSTinei S.. 3. 
Ave., 10; South. S., 
Partohytllei 68c. 
SpcBccrporti 7.60. 
TicoBderosai 64c. 
GrotoBi 8.. 9.60. 
Total, $170.72, of 

9. IthacBi a. 17.60. 

New Torki Bush wick 

26; Rockaway Beach, 5. 

PaairKkeep«l«i 11.26. 

SprlBff VallcTi S., 2. 

l^BtertowBi S.24. l¥e«t 

"W^mt WlBfleldi S., 18. 

which I5S.61 is C. D. 


Barlow I S.. 10. Bldrid^ei 2. HebroBt 
German, 4. Hettlajreri 6. MeHenrys S., 6. 
NlaiTBrBs S.. 6. OberoBi 1.20. Orerlyi 1. 
PortlBBd: 2. Sawyeri Highland, 2.90. 
Total, 138.10. of which |10.00 is C. D. 


AkroBi First W. M. 8., 4.48; West, W. M. 
8., 4.91. ABdoTcrs W. M. 8., 1.26. Aah- 
iBBdt W. M. 8., 1.36. AahtabBlBi First, W. 
O., 2.97: Second W. M. 8., 2.03. Atwatert 
W. M. 8., 90c. AastlabBTSs W. M. a, 90c; 
C. B., 76c. BellevBet L. W., 2:16; C. B., 
90c. Belprei W. M. 8., 1.36. Bereas W. Bf. 
8., 46c; C. B., 46c. BrowBhelatt W. M. 8.. 
1.08. BartoBi W. M. 8.. 68c. Chaffrta 
Fallal W. M. 8.. 99c. Cbardoat L. A. 8., 
64c. Chathami C. W. B. M.. 1.36. CblUI. 
cothei 9c; C. B.. &0c. daclBBatis Law- 
rence St., 4; Columbia L. M. S., 45c; Wal- 
nut Hills a, 1.35; W. H. A., 90c; Plymouth, 
6. CieTelaadt First, W. A.. 1.44; Buclid 
Ave. W. M. a. 3.15; Pilgrim P. W.. 4.50. 
East Madison Ave. L. A S.. 90c; Collin- 
wood, 3.25; Grace W. A, 27c: Bethlehem 
W. M. S., 90c; Park 8., 90c; W. M. 8.. 1.66; 
Highland S.. 15; W. M. 8.. 50c; Trinity, I4. 
A 8., 1.13: Denlson Ave. L. A 8.. 90c; 
North, a. 45c: Nottingham W. M. a, 82c 
ColambBai Plymouth. L. 8.. 1.58. CoBaeawt 
W. M. a, 2.79. Coolvlllet W. M. a, 46a 
Cayaboira Falls t 8., 45c; L. W. 8., 1.26. 
BasrleTlllei L. A. S.. 10c. Bast Cleveland! 
Calvary, L. A. 1.13; East 8., 45c; W. A, 
2.48. Rlyrlat First W. A, 2.25; Second, 
8.19; M. a. 65c. Falrportt 23c. Preder- 
IckMbaript W. M. 8.. 99c; C. B., 45c Gom- 
eri 6.25. Jeffersoai C. B., 64c. Klrtlaadi 
1.10. Lakewoodi 4.80; Li. G., 81c. LIbuii 
W. M. S., 74c. littcblleldt 8., 23c. U>dli 
Jr.. C. B., 46c. Loralai First, 8., 2.26; W. 
A.. 2.70; D .of W. A., 45c: Second, 1j. A., 
45c. liTBiei C .B., 45c. Madlsoas Central 
W. M. 8.. 72c. Maaiiflcldi Mayflower Mem'1 
W. G., SOc.Mariettai First. W. M. 8., 3.89; 
Putnam, 18c: 8., 27c. Marr«vlllei S.. 36c; 
W. M. S., 1.99; C. R.. 36c. Mount Veraoai 
3.90; W. M. 8.. 2.25. Newarkt Plymouth 
S., 50c; W. M. 8.. 68c. Nevr Loadoni W. M. 
a. 23c Newtoa Fallai 1.60; W. M. 8.. 74c 
North Monroevtllei 3.61. North Olmntedt 
L. A.. 81c. North Rldftevlllet W. M. S.. 
90c Norwalkt Li. W., 23c. Oberlint Sec- 
ond. 11.97; W. M. 8., 11.25. OInuited Fallai 
W. M. a, 27c. IPnInesvlllei First, W. A.. 
68c. Plttnlleldt W. M. S.. 90c. (Plaint 8., 
72c; W. M. 8.. 25c. RaveaBat 8., 25; W. 
M. a. 2.21. RIchlleldt W. M. 8., 90o. 
Rockportt a, 45c: L. A. S.. 27c. RBK«rle«s 
L*. A, 88c. Sandaakyt W. L., 90c. Say- 
brook t W. A. 40c. SprlBirlleldi First, W. 
M. S., 4.78; Lagonda Av. S.. 23c; L. M. S., 
88c. StronasTfllet L A 8., 1.13. Snlllvant 
W. M. S.. 81c. Tallmadiret W. M. S.. 3.33. 
Toledot Second, 6: J. M. C. 1.94: Washing- 
ton St.. 6.52: Plymouth L. M. S.. 1.62. 
TwInMbnrflTt W. M. S., 1.59; C E., 60c. 
UnlOBTllIct W. M. a. 1.46. Vermilion t !•. 
M. S.. 90c. ^IV^akemant W. M. S., 56c: C. 
B., 97c. 'Wnnaeoat W. A., 18c. Waylaadt 
S., 45c; M. S.. 45c. Waynei S, 6.70; W. M. 
a, 90c. Welllnsrtont W. A, 1.35. "Wrmt 
Wllllamalleldi M. S.. 90c. ^^indhamt H. 
H. a. 56c. Yorkt W. R.. 27c: Y. L... 45c. 
YonnsrstowBt Elm St., H. M. S.. 2.21; Ply- 
mouth S.. 15.90; L. M. S., 3.15: G. L... 90c. 
Total, $268.98. of which $56.90 Is C D. 

Coll'ns and $169.84 racelvad through W. 
H. M. U. 


JeBBlaaai 8.20. Maaekcateri 2.85. Okla* 
hoBui C^ltyt Pilgrim a. 4.86. PlcBBBBt 
Homes 8.20. Total, $18.60. 


Beaver Creek 1 St. Peter. 4. PortlBBJi 
Pilgrim, 2. Tola I 8.. 1.60. Frieadt Elagla 
Point. 4.48. For Sappllea^ 1. Total, $13.08. 


Plttobargi First, Allegheny. 6. Rice- 
▼lllei 1.20. Frieadt '"Mrs. C. S. W.." 1.60. 
Total, $8.70. 


ProTldeacei Central, 321.66. 


Cedar I 60c. CThamberlala s C. & 8., 16.60. 
Fort Pierre I 16.25. Fraakforti 40c Redlffi 
1.20. Wlafredt 1.33. Total, $86.28. 


NashTUlet Union. 10. 


Dallam Central, 4.81. Harleyt B., J6. 

Total, $9.81, of which $6.00 is a a D. 


Bartoai 2. 68. Bellowa FbIIbi 8.67. Co^^ 
eotryi 2.36. Hlaenbarvi 8., 6. Jcrl^ot 
Second, 8.. 6. Ladlowt 6.60. Poaifrett a. 

Thanksgiving Offering, 8.64. Total, $8S.6t. 


BelloTBei W. M. a, 70c Colfaxi W. M. 
a. 1.60. ColTlllei W. M. a. 60c DajtOBs 
W. M. a, 76c. Forks t 4.17.. Iroadalei a. 
1.20. Keaewleki W. Bt 8.. 76c Nortk 
YaklBuii W. M. a. 60c Odeaaai First, W. 
M. 8., 32c OlTBiplai W. M. S., 30c. P«y- 
aUapt 2. RltsTlUei Philadelphia German. 
10. Royi 8., 4.70. Seattlet Plymouth, W. 
M. S., 7.80; H. D., 6.28; University W. M. 
a, 76c; Beacon Hill, 11.06; Keystone W. 
M. a, 30c; Fairmont W. M. 8.. 60c Spo- 
kaaes Westminster, 2; W. M. a. 1. Sbbbx- 
aldei W. M. a^JOc Tbcobuii First W. M. 
S.. 10; East W. M. a, 66c Tolti 8.60. 
IVaalioBsnilt W. M. a, 80c Total, $72.8S, 
of which $4.70 Is a C D. ColVn, and $27.87 
received through W. H. M. IT. 


Barabooi W. M. 8., 90c. BaraeveMi S: 
W. M. a. 30c. Belolti Second, W. M. a. 
1.25. Berllat Union. W. M. 8.. 30c. Boa- 
cobeli S., 9. Brodheadi W. M. 8.. 8.75. 
CIlBtoni 1.60; W. M. S., 1.16. Delavaai C 
C. 70c. DoBSBUuis 8. BdflrertoBi 8^ 6^ 
KosbkoBOBKi 1.. Lake GeaeTat W. M. 8., 
2. Lake Mlllai W. M. 8., 60c Meaomoalet 
W. M. 8., 1.60. MUtoat 6. Mllwaakeet 
Plymouth, W. M. 8.. 6. Ocoaomowoei 1.1 «. 
IPIymoBtbt 2.70. Raclaet Plymouth. 10. 
Randolph I W. M. 8.. 76c Roekeatert 8. 
Sparta t 9.90. Tomaki W. M. a. 1.40. 
ITnloB Grove I W. M. 8., 76c Weat Saleait 
6. Wbltewatert 13.50. Total, $101.11. of 
which $10.00 is a C D. ColVn. and $21.J5 
received through W. H. Bf. U. 

Total for the month, $3,651.64, of which 
$278.23 is C. D. Coll'ns. and $892.84 re- 
ceived through W. H. M. U. 

During the month the Society has aided 
60 schools, of which 2 were newly or- 

Legacies received during September, 
October and November: 

H. E. Ranney. Estate, N. Y $4,881.«1 

George S. F. Savage. Estate, 111.. 200.00 

Total for quarter $4,481.01 



Congregational Board of Ministerial Relief 

B. H. Fancher, Treasurer 

Receipts for October, November and December, 1916 

The addidoiud receipts up to January It, 1917 credited under the apportionment 
for the year 1916, will be reported in the March issue of the Magazine. 

AI^ARABIA — 113. 

ABBlatOMt First, 2. Antloeht Andalusia. 

1. Betkeli Glen wood, 1. BraBtleji 2. 
Ceatmli 1. Haeklebnm 1. Marions First. 

2. Roue HUlt Dosier, 1. Searlf^tt 1. 
I7«toa Grorei 1. 


Cotatli 4. Freaaos Zion German. 2. La 
Meaas Central. 10. Lonv Beach i 10. Oak* 
la«dt First. 3. Paclflc Groves 1. 

COLORADO— 1317.12. 

Braahi German, 5. Colorado Sprlnass 
First. 6.27. DesTers Third, 7.72; Boule- 
vard, 6; Pilgrim, 1.20; Plymouth, 193.60; 
North, 4.05; Ohio Ave., 4.60. Batoas Ger- 
man, 10. Flaiplers 1.35. Fort Colllaas 
German, 15. Greeley s German. 8. Hen- 
deraoas 1.80. Jalesbarss 2.36. Lonaraftonts 
9. Manltoas 3.13. Paeblos First. 12. Sel- 
bcrts 1.50. Sllvertoai 4. Steamboat 
Spriajras 1.10. Bterilaics German, 4. Strat- 
toat 1.66. Wladaors First, German, 15. 

CONNfSCnCUT— 1624.44. 

Bridgeport s Park St., 8; Kings Highway, 
4; United, 8. Boriinirtoas 825. Caaaans 
Pilgrim, 10. Cheahlres 12.S1. Darhams 9. 
Baat Hartfords South 1. Baaexs First, 
1.65. Georgetown s Swedish, 2.22. Greea- 
wlelis Second, 26.20. Grlawolds First, 2.75. 
Hartfords First, 5; Asylum Hill, 20. Jew- 
ctt CItys 18. Lebanon s 1.80. Lisbon s 5. 
Btanchester: Second, 9.97. Maaadeld Cen- 
ters First, 2.50. Merldens First. 3. Mon- 
roes 80c. New Britain s South, 10. New 
Havens United, 80; Dwight Place, 34.12. 
New I<ondons First, 5; Second, 11.82. 
North Woodatoeks 1.82. Norwich s Second, 
1.93: Park. 43. Reddlnss 5. Rld^eflelds 
10.71. ffallabnrys 2. Seymours 1.30. Shar- 
on s 5. Sonth Norwalks 5. Stafford Sprtn^as 
5. Taleottvllles 88. Terry vlUes 1. WaU- 
Insfords 40. Washlngrtons 10. l¥aterbarys 
First, 10; Third, 2.10. Wanreyans 10. 
l¥eot Hartfords 84.42. Woodbridffes 29.90. 
i;roodjftoeks 22.87. 


IVaahlttflTtons First. 46; Mt. Pleasant. 36; 
Ingrram Boemorial, 20.67. 

FLORIDA— 195.39. 

Dnytonas 83.64. Lake Heleas 6. 
les 2. Stnarts Peoples, 2.25. 
IS 1. Winter Parks 1.50. 


GBORGIA— $13.35. 

Baraeavllles 8.85. Hoachtons First, 1.50. 
ThomaavlUes Bethany, 3. 

IDAHO— 111. 

Bolaes Wright, 1. KImamas 1. McCalls 
1. New Plymonths 1. Roeklands 1. West- 
lakes 5. Tales 1. 

ILLINOIS— 1765.76. 

Anroras First. 5. Batavlas 4. Chenoas 
180 69. ChlcaKos Millard Ave., 16.66; New 
England. 5; New First, 50; Rogers Park. 
30; South, 10; University. 5. Comwalls 
Atkinson, 1.50. Crystal Lakes 10. Blirlns 
320. Rvanatons 16.67. Gridleys 10. Jaek- 
ivllles 18.86. La Mollees 22.87. Oak 
:s First 20. Paxtons 25. Peklas 1. 
Poplar Groves 3.50. Roacocs 5. W^ln- 
IS 5. 

INDIANA— $21.35. 

Angola s 3. Fort Waynes Plymouth. 3. 

Indianapolis s First. 35c. Brisrhtwoods 6. 

Mlehlgran CItys German, 5. Portlands 8. 

Shlpahewanas 1. Whltlngrs Plymouth, 1. 

IOWA— $135. 

Charles CItys 5. Clndnnatls 5. Creatons 
75. Fort Dodges 10. Grapdvlews 1. Grln- 
nells 5. Salem s 4. Waterl<M»s First, 17. 
Webster CItys 13. 

KANSAS— $171.80. 

Anthonys First, 7. Arkansas CItys 5. 
Arvonlas 2.50. Aah Rocks 2.50. Coras 5. 
Douiclaass 2.50. Downas 2. Bmporlas 
First, 15. Fort Scott s 4. Hiawatha s 4. 
Independences 21. Kansas CItys -First, 15; 
Ruby Ave., 2. Lawrences Plymouth, 23.75. 
Lenoras 4. Leonas 3. Neuehatels 1. New- 
tons 10.50. Onaaras 8. Ottawas 6. Paolas 
3.75. Sabethas 9. Topekas First, 8; Cen- 
tral, 4.60. Vlennas 1. Welllnirtons 1. 
Waldroas 80c. 

KENTUCKY — 20c. 
Newport s 20c. 


Abbeville s St. Mary, 2. Bmadt 5. Jen- 
alniras 10. 

MAINE — $55.20. 

Baths Central, JZ. Calaias 10. Hallowells 
Old South. 1. Hampden s 5. Harrisons 2. 
Madison s 2. Norrld^ewocks 5. Portlands 
Woodfords, 1. iPreaqne Isle 10. Skowhe- 
arans Island Ave.. 7.20. Thomastons 5. 
Warrens 4. Welds 1. 


Baltimore s Associate. 3. 

MASSACHUSETTS— $l.f67.43. . 

Amesbnrys Main St., 9oc. Amherst: 
Noxth, 5. Andovers South. 15. Ashbys 4 
Aobnms 10. Barnstables West, 80c; Hyan- 
nis. 4. Bedford! 3.95. BoHton: Second 
Dorchester 5; Park St.. 20; West Roxbury, 
10; Maverick East. 2; Walnut Avenue, 
26.14. Rosllndales 5. Bridsrewaters Scot- 
land, 1.25. Brocktons First, 20. Brook- 
lines Harvard. 23.76. Cambridgret First 
Evangelical. 10; North, 1.41; Pilgrim, 33. 
Cantons 7.44. Charlemonts East. 1.52. 
Chelmsford s Central. 9. Chelsea s First. 1. 
Chlcopee Falls s Second, 1.75. Clintons 
German, 1. Coleralns 1. Concords Trini- 
tarian, 42.52. Cammlnfrton Villages 2. 
Deerflelds Orthodox, 2. Dennis s Union. 2. 
Bast Bridgewaters 1. Easthamptons First. 
1.16. East Longmeadow^s 1. Edgartowns 
1.50. Enflelds 19.15. Essexs 5.86. Everett: 
First, 3.15. Fall River: First, 15; Central. 
5. Fitchbnrgs Calvanistlc. 11.67. Fram- 
tnghams Plymouth, 5. Great Barrlngtons 
Housatonic, 35.26. Hadleys Second, 5. 
Hardwicks 8; Gllbertsville, 7.50. Haver- 
hllls Bradford. 5; Riverside Memorial. 
1.50; Ward Hill. 29c. Rolden: 1.40. Hol- 
yokes First, 8.47; Second, 75; Grace, 5. 
Huntington : Second, 2. Lnkevllle-Taunton 
Pre^s 1.50. Lancasters 3.48. Lawrences 
South. 9.46. Trinity s 39. Lee, 5. Lowells 
First, 12.20. Maidens First. 60.65. Marble- 
heads 17.15. Medfords Mystic, 1.94; West, 
12. Medways Second. 1.t5. Melroses Or- 
thodox. 10; Highlands, 1. Middleboros 



First, 3.60. MoiMont 3. Natfekt First, 6; 
South, 5. New Bedford t North, 14.61. 
Newbury t First, 6. Newbnryportt Belle- 
ville, 2.92; Central, 6. Newton Center i 
First, 33.18. Newton t Elliot, 59; Auburn- 
dale, 64.30. Northampton t First, 25.50; 
Edwards, 6.80; Florence, 6.25. North- 
brldgrei WhitinsviUe, 398.76. Norwood t 
First, 23.57. Omnsei Central, 7. Peter- 
•hamt 10. Plttsfleldi First, 77.50. Plain- 
Heidi 3. PlTUontiii Pllsrrlmaflre, 5. 
Princeton I 1. Qntncyi Bethany, 2.64. 
Rockland t 1.35. Sandialleldi South, 61c; 
New Boston, 1.25. Sonthbridicei Elm St., 
3. Spriitjcfleld: First, 15.07; South, 65.27. 
Emmanuel, 1.25. StockbrldRei First, 15. 
Stomrhtoni 4. Sunderland I 7. Tanntont 
Winslow, 3. Wabant Union, 4.05. Water- 
townt 19.50. Webatert First, 2.50. Wellea- 
leyt 5. Wellesley Hills, 5.69. Weatborot 
13.07. Weat Br(N»kfleldi 3.48. Wentlleldt 
Second, 19.04. Weatmlnatert First. 6.78. 
Went Sprlnirlleldi First. 2.87. "Wemt Tla- 
buryi 2.06. Worceateri First, 53; Union, 
15.72; Piedmont, 30; Pilgrim, 10; Park, 2. 
Worthlnrtont 1. ^Vrenthami 4.81. 

MICHIGAN— 11 1 2.63. 

Alpines Trinity, 8.38. Blgr Rapldai First, 
5. Charlottes 5. Detrolts First. 5; North 
Woodward Ave., 10; Fort St., 10.75. Flints 
10. Frankfort s 5. GaleubnrKS 5. Grand 
Rapfdus Park, 30; Smith Mem., 5. liUdlnfc- 
tons 1. MnnkeflTons Hig:hland Park. 1. 
Olivets First. 3.50. Ovlds 3. Ypallantls 5. 


Dnlnths Pilgrrlm. 3. Lake Bentons 3 50. 
Mclntoahs 1. Mllacas 25. Northflelds 

First. 32. 

MISSOURI— $202.09. 

Kansaa Cltys First, 49.79; Ivanhoe Park. 
3; Westminster. 60. Lebanon s 5- Maple- 
wcMNls 1. St. Jonephs Plymouth, 2. St. 
lionlss Fountain Park. 5; Plymouth, 60; 
Compton Hill. 10; Hyde Park, 3; Imman- 
uel, 1. Sedallas First, 2.30. 

MONTANA — $38. 

Fallon s German, 5. Merinos 1. Plenty- 
woods 5. PlcTnas Emmanuel, 12.50; Ger- 
man, lilgerhelm, . 12.50. Weatmores 1. 
Wlbaaxs 1. 

NEBRASKA— $250.78. 

Arcadls 4. Aahlands 13.05. Arocas 90c. 
Bertrands 5. Cowlens 10. Exeter s 10. 
Franklins 6.10. Friends Gorman, 5. Ge- 
nevas 1. Genoa s 3. Germantowns Ger- 
man, 5. Hallams German, 4. Haatlnvss 
6.05; Emanuel German, 5. Haveloeks 1.41. 
Indlanolas 9.05. Liberty s 6. Lincoln s 
Plymouth, 25- LInwoods 2.90. McCook) 
9.40; German, 14. Norfolks Omaha Ave., 
3; Zion German. 5. Omahas St. Mary's 
Ave., 24; Plymouth, 3.62. Perdiuns 1. 
Ravenna s 6.80. Rising: Cltys 6.50. Stock- 
vllles 11. Snttons German, 25. Terdons 
4 50. Weeping: l¥aters 6.30. W^llcozs 8.20. 

NEW HAMPSHIllE— $279.61. 

Alateads Center, 1.09. Amhemts 1.32. 
Barrlngrtons East, 2.50. Berlins 7.14. 
Bristol s 5. Candlas 10. Canterbury s 1. 
Claremonts 2. Concords South. 10. Croy- 
dons 1. Derry Villages Central, 16.69. 
Dublin s 2. Epplnics 2. Exeters First. 10. 
Franklins 6. FItzwIlllams 4. Greenfields 
2. Greenvtlles 2. Keenes First. 12.50. 
Lymes 11. Lyndeboros 75c. Mancheaters 
South Main St.. 9.75. Merrlmacks 5. 
Naahnas Pllffrim. 6.10. New Castles 41c. 

North Hamptons 3.70. Osslpees Second. 
50c; Plymouth. 10.25. PorUmonths North, 
110. Rolllnafords 3. Seabrooks South. 1. 
W^akeflelds Union. 5. Weatmorelands 1. 
WUmots 1. W^olfboros 12.91. 

NEW JERSEY — $755.27. 

Bonnd Brooks 6.60. Cedar Groves 1 
Chatham s 5.23. Cloaters 22.22. Bast Or^ 
angres First. 36.86; Trinity. 8.39. Eire 
Harbor Cltys 2 . Glen Rldgres 88.50. Grant- 
wof»ds 7.70. Haworths 5.40. Jersey Cttyt 
First. 25.60. Montclalrs First. 33; Upper 
Christian Union, 231.25; Watchung: Ave., 
9.25. Newark: Jube Meml , 54.70; Belle- 
ville Avenue. 23.30. Nntleys St. Paul's, 
13. Oranves Hlg-hland Ave.. 7.16. Paa- 
salcs 4. Patersons Auburn St.. 18.70. 
Plalnllelds 91.26. River Ed«es 15.85. Ver- 
ona s 1. Vlnelands 2. WesMelds 38.50. 
Woodbrldves 2.80. 

NEW YORK--$1.510.69. 

Amrolas 1.50. Aquebo8:ues 4. Baltinar 
Hollows 2. Bay Shores 9. Black Creeks 8 
BnfTalos First, 7.50. Burrvllles Watertown. 

I. Canaan s 1.41. Canandalgmas 27. Carth- 
asres 1. Cortland s First. 1. Danbys Ithaca. 

II. ElbHdares 3. Eldreds 24c. Prankllnt 
1. Friendships 5. Fnltons 3 Gaines s Al- 
bion. 1. Greens 7.87. Henriettas 5. How- 
ells s 75c. Irondequolts 4. Jamesto'wni 
First. 4.50. Javas 2.50. Klantones 96c. 
Lake View: 80c. Lockports First. 8.25; 
East Ave. 10. MaansvtUes 5. Mlddletownt 
First. 2. Mora via s 2. Mount Vernon t 
First, 1. Newburarhs First. 8. New VU- 
lagrcs Lake Grove, 47c. New York CItyt 
Borough of the Bronx, Trinity. 10; Bor- 
ough of Brooklyn. Bushwick Ave.. 10 ; Cen- 
tral, 175.58; Clinton Ave.. 192.75; Ch. of 
the Evangel. 5.50: Evangelical Finnish, 2; 
Flatbush, 48.41; Parkville. 18.97; rilgrims, 
6.40; Borough of Manhattan. Broadway 
Tabernacle, 373.95; Manhattan. 322; Bor- 
ough of Queens, Forest Hills, Church in 
the Gardens, 30; Rockaway Beach, 10; 
Woodhaven, First, 2. Niagara Falls t 
First. 10. Orients 10. Pariss 1. Parlah- 
villes Union, 68c. Patchoirnes 10. Phoe- 
nix s 4.02. Port Leydens 47c. Ponshkeep- 
sles 15. Prospects 1. IPalaskls 10. River- 
heads First, 5.50. R<Nlmans 10. Sehenee- 
tadys Pilgrim, 1.50. Schroon Lakes 90c 
Seneca Falls s 3.35. Smyrna s 2. SaBtnter 
Hills 3. Syracnses Geddes» 8; Plymouth. 
16.47. TIconderoflras 64c. IVanta^iis 4. 
\%'araaws 10. IVatertowns Emmanuel, 
1.85. Westmoreland s 2. IVhlte Plalna and 
VIclnltys 23. 

NORTH DAKOTA— $177.97. 

Amenlas 3. Benedicts 1. Bine Grass i 

St. Mark. 4; Zion, Hanover. 4; New Gleuck- 
sthal. 4; Emmaus. Beulah. 4; Frlendens, 4. 
Brantfords 1. Dickinsons 1.50. Dosden: 

1. Drakes 3. Eldrldgres 1. Far«:os First, 
4. Farland: 1. Fessendens 5. Garrlaom 

2. Golden Valleys Bethel. 3.50; St. John, 
Hebron, 2 30; Pilgrim. Marshall. 1; Hoff- 
nungs. 5.50; Friedens. Beulah. 2.70. Han- 
klitsons 5. Harvey s First, 21.50. Hebron i 
First, German, 3 71. Henslers 1. Hettln- 
Ker: 2. Iota Flats s 1. Jamestown s 9. 
LItchvllles 2. MInots 1. Mohalli 1. New 
LelpslKs Bethanian, 8; Bethesda. 8; Evan- 
gelical. 5; Freudenthal, S; Neuburg, 8; 
Philadelphia German. 8; Zions German, 6. 
New Rockland s 8.26. Orrlns 1. Parshalli 
1. Plaaa 2. (Portlands 1. Heeders 2. Re- 
irents 2. Sat^-yers Highland. 2. Stroadi 
1. Velvas 2. 

Continued lo March Numbe r 

The American Missionary 

X2V^™^ MARCH: 1917 " ^gSTt'lKf? 

C J. RYDER, D. D., Managing Editor E. H. HAMES, Bumnmn Managmr 


The world is passing through an experience which is testing and 
attesting the faith of the christian church. Not a few are voicing a 
pitiful sense of despair and are calling civilization a failure and Christ- 
ianity impotent. The lowering war clouds have dimmed the light not 
seen on land or sea. Is there cause for the despair? 

There is more to be seen in this world tragedy than broken bodies 
and broken hearts and devastation and hatred. With all its tragedy, 
these days that are trying the souls of men are revealing the fact that 
there are men who count not ease or comfort or wealth the highest 
things in life. War itself is on trial and is openly apologetic. That 
very recognition is a cause for hope. We are even daring to say that 
which has never been said before, that this is a war against war. That 
the flower of Europe's young manhood is willing to pay the last full 
measure of devotion and counts life itself not too large a price to pay 
for ideals, is something very fine, and in spite of the infinite horrors of 
war, the social consciousness that has called these feeling into exercise 
is something of intrinsic worth. 

This will be a fighting world until it is a better world, but it will 
be a better world to the degree that it is a struggling world. Life itself 
and character and social betterment are gained through struggle. Our 
ideals ever beckon and challenge and we reach them through conquest. 
There are other forms of struggle than physicial struggle. The conse- 
cration of self and its powers to the higher good, the recognition of 
our duty to the State, the losing of self and finding it again in the 
larger life of the community, are elemental and fundamental virtues. 

But is there no way to call out these feelings except through wart 
Is there any way of conserving the passionate devotion to the social 
order which war calls forth? Is there a substitute for war? The con- 
secration of time and talents and gold in service for one's fellow men 
is such a substitute. What Jacob Riis did for the city and our frontier 
heroes are doing for our land, are such substitutes. If it be a worthy 
thing to die for one's country, so also is it to live for her. Our Ter- 
centenary program is a call to arms. Our missionary work is the high- 
est patriotism and the causes of our National Societies challenge all 
there is of chivalry and eourajre. M. S. L. 



AS the two distinguishing feat- 
ures of this Society's work 
' are, that it is among the 
young and that it is educational,- it is 
fitting that Sunday Schools and En- 
deavor Societies should know about 

Our youth have two schools in 
which they are trained — the home 
and the public school. The home and 
the public are the great teachers of 

Congregationalists have for long 
years endeavored to provide religious 
education for youth supplementing 
or correcting instruction in the home. 
Its great fitting schools, colleges, 
theological seminaries, missionary 
training schools have sent out teach- 
ers, preachers, missionaries, authors, 
editors, physicians, merchants, bank- 
ers, lawyers to bless, inspire, enlight- 
en the mass of national and world 

The Christian Church is in these 
days rich beyond the dreams of 
avarice and there is no more inviting 
field for benevolent giving than the 
religious education of the rising gen- 
erations for Christian service. 

The Education Society believes 
that churches and Sunday Schools 
and Endeavor Societies will be great- 
ly blessed in the study of the work 
of this organization and offers free 
of charge leaflets and literature 
which may be had on application at 
the office, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, 
Mass. Some of the leaflets are as 
follows : 

1. A Sbort, Interesting Opening E^z- 
erclse for Sunday Scbools. 

2. Christian E2ndeavor Mlssloaary 
Topics for 1917. 

3. Young Men and Young Women 

4. A Hero Tale — An E!mpire Builder. 

5. Recruits. 

6. Wliat Shall I Do With My Ufe? 

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New in what sense? 

1. In broadening? the scope of the 
Society's operations so that it in- 
cludes schools that have not been on 
the list of aided institutions, for in- 
stance : 

(a) Atlanta Theological Semin- 
ary which in its early years received 
the Society's aid, — in fact it could 
be said that the Society founded it, 
for it paid the salary of a man to 
organize and set it in operation. 

Afterward it was passed over to the 
A. M. A. in order not to have two 
Congregational Education Societies 
working in the same field. Last year 
the Seminary came back on the list 
of the Education Society. 

(b) Bible and Missionary Train- 
ing Schools for men and women, 
viz: Th-e Congregational Training 
School for Women in Chicago, the 
Schauffler IVaining School of Cleve- 



land and the Christian Institute of 

2. In recruiting the ranks of re- 
ligious workers from the youth in our 
colleges and universities. The Society 
has done something along this line 
in years past but not with the same 
emphasis and organized purpose so 
that it is practically a new line of 
service for the denomination. As 
th-e scope of Christian service in these 
days has widened from what it was 
when the Society was organized in 
1816, the demands are such that a 
greater variety of workers is now 
called for. In order to meet this de- 
mand campaigns are now beinsr car- 
ried on in our colleges bringing to 
the students the call of the hour and 
seekinsr to win their consecration to 
a distinctly relio'ions service. 

The claims of the ministry, mis- 
sionary work at home anri abroarl and 
social service are set forth bv ex- 
p?rts. Already the names of eisrht 
thousand youne: people of Congre- 
gational affiliation-have been obtain- 
ed and these constitute an attractive 
field for solicitation. 

3. Along with this and closely 
akin to it the Society is givinsr special 
emphasis to the whole s^ib.iVct of re- 
ligious education and seeking to bring 

to the home, church and college the 
need of systematic religious training 
and to surcharge the entire modern 
education with the religious spirit. 

The endeavors to this end consists 
of courses of modern Bible study, 
missionary literature, lectures, ad- 
dressee, sermons and conferences and 
whatever is necessary to develop in 
our life a healthy religious atmo- 

The Society believes that the 
Christian world is now ready to glad- 
ly respond to such leadership. 

4. The Department of Social Ser- 

This was formerly under the sup- 
ervision of the National Council but 
is now a regular department of the 
Education Society. The Rev. Henry 
A. Atkinson is the Secretary whose 
mission is to help create a spirit of 
brotherhood in all the relations of 
life and to kindle the sentiment of 
justice and good-will toward what 
are known as the laboring classes. — 
in short to help arouse the social 

Such, in short, are the new phages 
of service which are to be emphasiz- 
ed by the Congregational Education 
Society in the coming years. 

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WE live in a small house. It 
has one room and a lean-to 
used when the weather is 
warm enough, but for the last three 
weeks we have been able to eat our 
meals at the table but four times. All 
the rest of the time we have to sit or 
stand around the heater and eat our 
meals. When we go to bed we put 
milk and bread and water bucket and 
whatever we have on hand close up 
against the heater and put in a hod- 
full of coal, but usually everything is 
frozen to the core. Some good, well- 
meaning friend in another state sent 
ns for Christmas a couple of flower 

bulbs **to gladden our home." It 
certainly did ** gladden" our home. 
It took us ten minutes before we 
got through laughing over it, and it 
makes me smile whenever I think of 

The attic serves as bedroom for all 
of us. The older boys at once select- 
ed their own private room — woe be- 
tide the twins if they intruded. I 
never was able to find out what con- 
stituted the boundaries of their 
room, possibly a crack in the floor. 
But they were as proud of their room 
with Iheir pictures and playthings 



han^g en the rafters as if they had 
actually had a room in a $5,000 
house. I only wish we had a sod 
house so that the 40 degree below- 
blasts might stay out. 

I believe that this giv-es you an idea 
about us and about how we live out 
here on the frontier. We enjoy it. 

It is full of life and interest. We 
enjoy our teaching and our work 
with the young people who are daily 
taking shape under our hands. 

Names of students as you supr^jest : 

1. C. L., age 16, comes from 100 
miles south, is in 10th grade, a briijht 
and pretty girl. 

2. S. L., 15, large, fine-looking 
Norwegian girl. Lives 3 miles west : 
her mother speaks little English. S. 
is a fine reader with strong, dramatic 

3. E. K., 21, knows short-hand 
and typewriting, wants to teach and 
is taking normal course. 

4. M. E., 15, has beeri riding back 
and forth 9 miles part of last year 
and this. Now she and her brother, 
Vady have a shack on campus with 
their mother keeping? bouse for them. 
Vady graduates this year. 

5. M. and R. W.. 14 and !6, nrob- 
ably the prettiest children ve have. 
R is a fine student. M. was neorlect- 
ed in her first school in or, bein*: too far 
away from any school. Stepfather is 
a large rancher. 

6. M. and W. O'R., 18 and 16, 
two splendid fellows, good students. 
Catholic, but verv loval to Thrall. 
l\r. graduates this year. 

7. M. C, 18, srraduates, a plodder 
rather than bright; her father is 
drunken bootlegger, one uncle a mur- 
derer, another a horsethief. 

The two O'R. travel 8 miles moryi- 
ing and evening and seldom miss a 
day. In spring when the father needs 
the horses they make it on foot. 


Rev. J. A. Jenkins, Dean 

THE ideal for which Chicago 
Christian Institute stands is 
so apparent and practical that 
it has been heartily approved by col- 
lege and seminary men, by promin- 
ent co-operating pastors of leading 
denominations, and by alert business 
men. The organization of the insti- 
tution has been approved by the 
Congregational Conference of Illi- 
nois, its Charter has been secured 
from the State, and it is now in its 
first year of work, with an interde- 
nominational Board of Directors. 

Chicago Christian Institute has 
been organized with full appreciation 
of changed conditions. It sees the 
host of struggling churches and mis- 
sions in which preachers, teachers and 
leaders are needed ; it recognizes that 
the seminaries are not turning out 
enough men for the task. Many 
young men of talent and oonsorra- 

tion, but without the required train- 
ing, are eager for the service. Poor- 
ly prepared men are crowdincr into 
the ministry, to the injury of the 
Church and often to their own hu- 
miliation. In short the Institute 
freely offers its services as an agency 
for doing a needed work in the vast 
and inviting field all about it. 

The Institute is not a makeshift, a 
short-cut, or a substitute ; it is a logi- 
cal means for the supplyingf of an 
urgent need. It is a constructive, 
scientific, evangelical school for the 
training of men who cannot enter 
the graduate seminaries but who have 
a call to preach and to teach. Multi- 
tudes of such men are already in the 
ministry, and hundreds of the men 
deplore the lack in their day of such 
facilities as this new sehool oflfers. 
Is it over-sanguine to believe that 
other hundreds of young men will 



wflloome this opportunity for 
adequate miniBterial training? 

Thorough, comprehensive education 
is the ideal of the school. It olTers 
courses in which natural and sncint 
science, literature, history, innl 
broadly cultured studies are coinhin- 
ed with th« essentials of a theoloL-i- 
cal eurricnlum. Aiming; to conibiin' 
the scholarly, the practical, and the 
soundly evaDgelical, it enters heiirtily 
and courageously upon its work in n 
field that is pecularily its own iis,yfl, 
for there is no institution of liiiiiiliir 

Institute greatly appreciate tb« fine 
cooperation being given by pivotal 
men who are vitally interested in 
the education of foreign students. 
Courses are now being givi-n in Nor- 
wegian by Prof. R. A. Jernbcrg and 
Prof. 0. C. Oraner; in Swedish hv 
Prof. F. Riaberg and Prof. M. E. 
Peterson: and in Finnish by Prof. K. 
F. Henrikson. At present the Insti- 
tute is giving instruction to 42 
students, 14 of them being American 
young women from the Congrega- 
tional Trainiu'j Ri-hool for Wooden, 


scope in the United States. The in- 
terdenominational breadth of the 
school is illustrated by its re<|nire- 
ed courses in polity, by means of 
which the affiliated denominations 
give their respective groups of stud- 
ents the theory and prar-tiir of their 

The Institute is not only inlerde- 
Dominational , but is broadly inter- 
national, for besidfa .Anierirnns it 
has in its student body German, Nor- 
wegian, Swedish, Finnish and Polish 
men. ft furnishes such instruction 
in foreign tonsrups as niHy be needed 
by its students. The Oirpctors of the 

with which school tbe Institute ex- 
changes courses. 

The hiprh grade of the Institution 
is assured when its broadly represen- 
tative Board of Directors is eonsider- 
ed, and the adequacy of the curri- 
culum is shown by the fact that such 
men as Prof, Shailer Mathews, Dean 
Herbert Ij. Willett. Pres. Ozora S. 
Davis, Prof, Charles M. Stuart, and 
Dr. John Oardner are the rommitts^ 
on Instruction. 

The doors of tin' Christian Insti- 
tute are open to men of all denomin- 
nations and all nations. Welcoming 
men with hish school credits, nud re- 



^rding the high school diploma as 
its regular minimum requirement for 
entrance, the school yet stands ready 
to consider on its merits the credit- 
less man who presents himself to the 
committee on matriculation. Strong 
m«n, called of God, approved by the 
churches, and able to bring valid 
qualifications for admission, will ill 
heartily welcomed and will find the 
four years' course of study peculiar- 
ly adapted to their needs. 

While the school exists primarily 
for the traininer of ministers, it does 
not confine itself to that work, but of- 
fers special courses for lay workers 
who wish to become adept as assist- 
ants to pastors, directors of religious 

education, evangelists, workers with 
boys or young people. It hopes to 
make substantial contribution to the 
churches in the way of trained 
workers for their diversified activi- 

The field of the Institute is our en- 
tire country. Its constituency is 
made up of the forward-looking mem- 
bership of the evangelical churches. 
Its directors are men of the highest 
standing. Its professors are practi- 
cal men of culture and consecration. 
Its place of training is at the center 
Chicago, thus assuring unequalled 
facilities for field work, research, and 
contact with socially constructive 


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THE Committee on Friendly 
Relations among Foreign 
Students has recently pub- 
lished a directory of foreign students 
in universities, collecres and prepara- 
tory schools in the United States and 
(\onada. No Avomen students are in- 
eluded : 

The list is incomplete but the 
names of 3623 young men are reeord- 
^d, representing ninety-four countries 
as follows: 

Alaska, Assyria, Armenia, Aroren- 
tina, Australia, Austria, Asa Minor, 
Antigua, Anquilla, Bahama Islands, 
Belgium, Bohemia, Brazil, Bulgaria, 
Barbados. Bermuda, British India, 
British Honduras, Bolivia. British 
Guiana, Chili, Korea, Columbia, 
China, Costa Rien, Cuba, Cyprus, 
Denmark, England, Egypt, Ecuador, 
France, Qalicia, Germany, Greece, 
Guatemala, Hawaiian Islands, Hon- 
duras, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, 
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moravia, IVIac- 
edonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 
Norway, Palestine, Panama, Persia, 
Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rou- 
mania, Russia, Salvador, Scotland 
Servia, Siberia. Siam, Sicily, Spa'n 
South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland 
Syria, IHirkey, Woles. West Africa, 
West Indies, Urugua, Grenada, Ven- 
ezuala, Dominica, Jjimaica, Porto 

Rica, Montserrat, Turks' Island, 
Trinidad, San Dominigo, St. Thomas, 
St. Martin, St. Vincent, St. Barthol- 
omew, St. Lucia, St. Croix, St. Da- 
vid's, St. Kitts, East Africa, Iceland, 
Burmn, Slovenia and Grand Cayman. 

The whole world thus is sending 
its choice youth to this country to 
receive their education. Surely the 
ancient prophecy found in Is. 60:3, 
is being fulfille<l and no one can im- 
agine the mighty influences for good 
to be felt by these stranorers as they 
come into touch with American 
ideals and ideas. The church should 
rise to its wonderful opportunity to 
teach Christianity to those, who will 
become leaders in the thought of 
these far away lands. 

(^ongregationalists see this oppor- 
tunity and in an ad-equate way are 
conducting educational work in this 
country for Germans, Swedes. Finns, 
Norwegians, Slavs, Danes, Porto 
Ricans, Alaskans and Cubans. 

But a new educational opi^ortunity 
is offered by the presence amoncr us 
temporarily of the youth who will in 
the future take part in shapins: th-e 
course of nations the world over. 
Our colleges and universities should 
not neglect to teach thes'» visitors tin* 
Christian religion as well as the vari- 
es branch-es of human learninir. 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

Charles E. Burton, D.D., General Secretary; Herman F. Swartz. D.D.. Secretary of 
Missions: Rev. William S. Beard, Assistant Secretary; Charles H. Baker. Treasurer; 
Miss Miriam L. Woodberry, Secretary Woman's Department. 

At what point do your Lenten plans touch home missions? 

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"A Creed for the Country Church/' by Prof. Fiske, of Oberlin, has 
come from the press, and is receiving many favorable comments. Send for 

a copy. 

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Through a mistake on the part of the printer the article by the Assistant 

Secretary in the January number of the magazine was sadly garbled. The 

section in the second column, commencing '*Thus a home missionary parish*' 

should conclude the article. 

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During the year more than 121,000 pieces of home missionary literature 
have been sent to the churches from this office, most of them upon request. 
Stereopticon lectures have been used over 250 times. There is a growing 
demand for information concerning home missions. 

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This office is particularly gratified with the number of requests which 
have come in for the Sunday-school exercise, entitled ** Little People of the 
Prairie," prejyared by Miss Woodberr)\ The first edition of the exercise 
consisted of 5,000 sets. Appeals have raised the number to 25,000, while 
the schools which are using the exercise number one hundred and twenty- 

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There has been a most generous response to our request for pulpit 
Bibles, and home missionaiy churches desiring this assistance are asked to 
communicate with the editor as soon as possible. A Colorado home mission 
field is also in need of individual communion sets for three churches. Is 
there not some friend who will supply this lack? 

■S; * * 

Not only the Congregational Conference of South Dakota, but the en- 
tire body of home missionaries deeply mourns the death of Rev. Charles C. 
Warner, of Mobridge, South Dakota, which occurred on December 28. Keen- 
ly interested in the welfare of Thrall Academy, vitally connected with the 
home missionary interests of the state, elected Moderator of the Conference 
at the last annual meeting, his place will be filled with difficulty. A chal- 
lenge rings out to take the place in the line made vaonnt by his passing. 



• By Rev. Paul B. Blaiubsrd, Tampa, Fla. 

{EDITOR'S NOTE.~We commend thle article to our readere as an llliutratfon 
ot wbat can be accompllBhed by a wide-awake rlty churcb. It was prepared by Mr. 
Blansbard, formerly connected witb Maverick Church. East Boh ton. but who is now 
serving tbe First Congregational Church at Tampa, Florida.) 

"T7OR all the people— all for the 
JH people." That is the motto 
of Maverick Church, East 
Boston, which, according to "The 
Bbstou Herald," has become knowQ 
all over America as a "fighting 
church." Located in one of Bos- 
ton's most crowded labonng sec- 
tions, Maverick Church has lor the 
last eight years preached an aggies- 
sive gospel for our time. Of all the 
home missionary projects ol the 
Congregational church, few are as 
unique in policy. 

The problem which Maverick 
Church has faced is the familiar 
problem of the wealthy church in the 
wealthy residence section which 
awakes one morning to find that its 
old friends have folded their tents 
like the Arabs and silently stolen 
away. The transformation of East 
Boston from a select residence dis- 
trict of the middle and owning 
classes, to a three-layer tenement dis- 
trict of the laboring class was swill 
and inevitable. Many of the "nice" 
people moved to other suburbs. The 
children of God who are left have 
not so much money and they have 
need of a new kind of church. Of 
those who have taken possession of 
the island city (about 65,000) four- 
fifths are foreign and two-thirds 
Catholic. Tile residue of Protestants 
is served by eleven churches, of 
which ilaverick Church has been the 
leader in recent years. 

The first reason for the extraor- 
dinary success of Maverick Church 
is its commanding location. Situated 
on the principal square of Bast Bos- 
ton, tJie enormous billboards which 
hang on the front of the church com- 
pel the attention of the countless 
thousands who pass through the 
square en route to work. A small 
park im front of the thursb givM tfa« 

necessary toach of beauty to the ma- 
jestic but dingy building. 

The advertising is striking, and 
frankly sensational. We have had 
to compete against "The Iron 
(.'law, " " Mary Hekford, " and 
"Charlie Chaplin." It takes big ad- 
vertising to do that. One sign, six 
by eight feet, on the corner of the 
church, proclaims in heavy black and 
red tetters the subject and the 
speaker for the big Sunday evening 

The subjects for Sunday evening 
discussion are never conventional 
and are usually shocking enough to 
induce Mr. Tired Working Man to 
look again. Here are aome of the 
topics of evening discourses selected 
by Rev. A. R. Williams and myself 
during the past two years: "Is God 


ill llellt" "How to be a Million- 
aire," "Should a Man Marry on Ten 
Dollars a Week?" "Why Women 
Should be DisoontsBtMl," "B«U^on 



versus Respectability/' **Will Chris- 
tianity Die?" ''How to Live oo 
Eighteen Cents a Day," "Family 
Quarrels — How to Start Them and 
IIow to Keep Them Up." 

When the passer-by who has seen 
the glaring advertising and suc- 
cumbed, finally enters the church 
on a Sunday evening, he always re- 
ceives a hearty and cordial greeting. 
In fact, he usually receives five or 
six of them, one at the door, one at 
the head of the stairs, and several 
inside of the church auditorium. The 
people of Maverick Church are 
noted for their cordialitv, and with- 
out their aggressive support in Avel- 
coming all strangers, the pastors of 
the church could do little. 

If the stranger comes just before 
th-e beginning of the Sunday night 
service, he finds the church dark- 
ened, an orchestra playing popular 
music at the front of the auditorium, 
and a big stereopticon machine 
throwing colored pictures on the 
wall. Occasionally it is a motion 
picture machine which holds the at- 
tention of the early comers with in- 
teresting travelogues, for Maverick 
Church owns a Pathescope machine. 

A big chorus choir, soloists, an or- 
chestra, and a male quartette make 
the musical part of the Maverick 
program unsurpassed. Before each 
hymn the auditorium is darkened 
and the words are thrown on the 
wall. The resfiilt is better congrega- 
tional singing than could be pro- 
duced under the conventional hymn 
book method. Our Sunday evening 
addresses are short and practical for 
a working-class audience. There is 
never any apology about talking pol- 
itics, public health, socialism, or 
municipal reform, so long as a valu- 
able moral message is brought to the 
hearers. For several years the Sun- 
day evening programs have been 
similar to the famous meetings in 
Ford Hall. Helen Keller, Charles 
Zueblin, Alexander Irvine, Rose Pas- 
tor Stokes, and many other famous 
lecturers have appeared at Maverick 
Church on Sunday evening. This 

type of program has amply vindi- 
cated itself, for large audiences art 
almost alwavs in attendance. Jews 
and Catholics as well as Protestants 
are liberally represented in the audi- 
ence, and at the end of the evening's 
address the speaker is often subject- 
ed to some very keen questioning by 
the hearers who differ from his the- 
ories and views of life. 

The most distinctive feature of 
Maverick Church's last eight years 
has been its outspoken gospel of so- 
cial reconstruction. While church 
conventions have been printing reso- 
lutions about the church's sym- 
pathy for labor, Maverick Church 
has made that sympathy real in a 
hundred different ways. Twice dur- 
ing the last year mass meetings of 
strikers have been held in the 
church, and the pastors have done 
everything in their power to aid the 
strikers in their fight for a livin*^ 
wage. Once, on a bitterly cold morn- 
ing of last January, several of the 
loyal men and women of the congre- 
gation went out on the picket line 
of the girl shirt waist makers and 
helped them to win their industrial 
battle. Rev. A. R. Williams, Rev. 
F. W. Pattison, and myself spent 
many days and nights dressed as 
jobless and poverty-stricken work- 
ingmen, investigating for ourselves 
the causes of labor's discontent. 

So Maverick Church has become 
known, not as a rich man's mission 
in a poor man's district, but as a 
church of, by, and for the working 
people. It has attracted the allegi- 
ance of more socialists than any oth- 
er church in Boston, although the 
majority of its members are not so- 
cialistic. Over one hundred of its 
members marched in the srreat Bos- 
ton woman suffrage parade last fall, 
under the banner ** Maverick Suf- 
frage Club," and a smaller delega- 
tion marched in the May Day So- 
cialist parade, under the motto, 
** Every Christian Ought to be a So- 
cialist." Whenever the enemies of 
Christianity attack the church be- 
cause of its indifference to the prob- 


lenis of labor, the IVipiids oT llavci 
ick point with pridw to the atriT''''^ 
sive bikI ffarless jwlicy of tht;i 

Miss Drv8<]ale, who is one of the rep- 
resentatives of the City Missionary' 
Soeiet.v, has l)ecii for ten years o\ir 



eliurch in ti^i^litiiii; the cause of the 

But with ull of its soeial radieal- 
ism Maverick Church has a profound 
spiritual life. Tlie strani;er who hap- 
peiieii ti> attend the Friday night 
prayer nioetinc nr the Sunday iiiorn- 
iiiK iireaehiuK si>i-vice would fiiMl 
there an aluiospherc of stronjj and 
simple faith in the teaehings of 
Jesus. Thrimtih all the vicissitudes 
and bad weather lost year the pray- 
er ineetinfrs at Maverick Church av- 
eratred over ninety-sevon in attend- 
nnce. Tlow many churches with more 
social and economic activity fire able 
1o pfiint to a better record? The 
nipid shifting of the population 
makes the niemhership problem a 
very difOeult one, but tlie addition of 
over fifty members last year brought 
the total membership to more than 
one hundred iind seventy-five. 

The success of Maverick ChnrcJi 
h;is been made stabh' liy the splen- 
did work of the women under the di- 
rection of Miss Kniilieiiiia Drysdale, 

head visitor, and tiirouKh all those 
years her kindness and consummate 
tact Iiave made her beloved by all 
the congregation. Under her direc- 
tion the women of the church have 
conducted many annual fairs which 
liave netted from seven hundred dol- 
lar's lo one thousand dollars a year. 

I'lider the direction of Mr, Roy 
Smith, the Sunday-school has become 
the largest in East Boston, averag- 
ing through all the hot months of 
the summer and the shivering 
months of the winter over three hun- 
dred. Our Children's Department, 
under the care of Miss Ethel 
Knowles does much to bring the 
whole family to church by its splen- 
did family concerts. During her nine 
years of service at Maverick Church, 
Miss Knowles has become known as 
the fairy godmother of hundreds of 
East Boston's children. 

The interest of the entire family 
i.s retained through the week by a 
motion picture entertainment on 
Monday night, by the famous church 



suppeis which come onee a month, 
and by countless socials. 

Maverick Church never closes its 
doors ill any kind of weather. In 
tact, us soon as the warm months 
come and other churches are finding 
it diflieiilt to maintain their attend- 
ance, the pastoral staff of the church 
conducts automobile meetings on 
Central Square, where the lectures 
and addresses of the big indoor 
meetings are repeated to equally 
large crowds on the streets. During 
the hot months of last summer a 
Maverick Church forum was estab- 
lished on the Boston Common, and 
the pastors and seminary students 
who came to assist us spoke to large 
non-church-going audiences on Sun- 
day afternoons. 

Although our church can scarcely 
be called an institutional one, we 
have a miinber of institutional fea- 
tures -(vhich greatly strengthen our 
hold on the community. In the base- 
ment of the church a new stage has 
just been built and here the young 

last year six, or seven siiloiidid 
drama;^ and tahU'iiu.x. On this same 
stage our Grand Annual Minstrel 
Show was produced in l-'ebruary, 
with seventy-live singers, to crowded 
houses on two successive nights. 
With such attractions, Maverick 
Church has demonstrated that it can 
hold the young people and make 
them enthusiastic servants of the 

A report of our work would hard- 
ly bo eomi>lete without a word con- 
cerning the vigorous and thriving 
Men's Club, (In every Wednesday 
evening at eight o'clock the men of 
the church gather lo hear some live- 
ly lecturer or entertainer from the 
hosts of lively entei-taincrs and lec- 
turers which Boston can furnish. De- 
bates, refreshments, musie, and dis- 
cussion make this program perhaps 
the most interesting of the week. 
Agnostics, spiritualists, anarchists, 
and "Holy Rollers," not to mention 
th!*ee Slormiin elders, have Iieen 
sjH'akcrs on the protrram of the 


people of the community can present Men's Club this year. The attend- 
relieious and moral dramas. The anee at these meetings is a very un- 
Mavcrick Players staged during the certain factor, but our average for 



the yeai* froui November to July 
was one laindrod and ten, ranging 
on different ni«:hts from thirty to 
eight hundred. 

The maintenance ol' Maverick 
Church has been largely due to the 
foresight and generosity of the Mas- 
^>aehusetts Home Missionary' Society, . 
whose officers seized the opportunity 
to make a big church in a strategic 
place. The real* builder of the new 

Maverick was Rev. Albert R. Wil- 
liams, whose imagination and daring 
during his seven years of service 
made the church a leader in religious 
and social thought. He has passed 
on now to other fields of labor, but 
he left so deep an impression on the 
uiinds of the people of East Boston 
that Maverick Church for many 
years will continue to be known as 
** Williams' church. '^ 

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By Miss Lydia Hartig, West Woodstock, Conn. 

(BDITOR'S NOTE. -This article by Miss Hartip failed to Feach us in time to 
appear, as originally intended, in the January issue. It will still serve to emphasize 
the important place which the child should have, in the home missionary program. 
Miss Hartig*s work among the children of her fonnerticut parishes has been pecu- 
liarly effective.) 

1WISH you might see them as I 
do, these children of home mis- 
sionary parishes Who are tak- 
ing their places in the world and do- 
ing the world's work. To-day they 
are happy and care free, but to-mor- 
row they must share in the activities 
of life with high courage, carrying 
to their tasks the strength and ardor 
of youth. 

Picture with me a woman st^nd- 
ine: at the church door. Her lips 
quiver as she says with a fugitive 
look into the unfamiliar interior. 
**The children would give me no rest 
until I came,*' and for her sake, and 
because of all it meant to a soul bat- 
tling against great odds, you never 
forget that service. 

^*Dad,'' says Jim to his father, **I 
wish you worked in our church like 
Bob's father does.'* So Dad goes to 
church. The minister who knew him 
when he was a small boy like Jim 
has returned to the town for a short 
time, and one never-to-be-forgotten 
Sunday both Dad and Jim receive 
from him the right hand of fellow- 

In another town picture twenty 
children standing in an old ceme- 
tery repeating in unison Lincoln's 
Gettysburg speech. For years no 

flowers have decorated the graves in 
that cemetery, but to-day every man 
and woman in the town joins in the 

Ill an unchurched community a lit- 
tle fellow sits near the schoolhouse 
digging his bare toes into the moist 
earth, while a Sunday-school is be- 
ing organi;5ed inside. The people of 
the house where that little boy 
** works for his keep" have no time 
to **fix him up for church meetings." 
However, one man, a prominent 
worker in the Sunday-school, sees 
the lonely little figure, and, search- 
ing among his possessions, finds 
cards and papers which he passes on 
to the boy. The gifts and the kind- 
ly words which accompany it are 
treasured. There came a day when 
the boy, grown to manhood, came to 
serve a home missionary church in a 
small town. He remembered his lone- 
ly childhood, and under his care 
there came into existence a home 
department which had a membership 
of more than seventy, nearly all of 
them children living from three to 
five miles from the church. Later 
on, a call for this man's services was 
received from a sister state, and his 
successor had merely to mention his 
name in order to receive a ready 


leffrre the ChUdre 



welcome from the children of the 
community and their parents. 

Prom one of our Eastern colleges 
came a man and a woman to a town 
on the Western prairies, sixty miles 
from any other village. The parson- 
age at that time consisted of only 
one room, and there was no school. 
A few years later, as the result of 
their labors, there was an academy 
established, with eighty young peo- 
ple in attendance, all doing splendid 
work in their classes. Many of the 
students had come West as little 
children, their fathers and mothers 
coming from Connecticut, Massachu- 
setts, and Ohio. 

A farm school developed where 
boys were permitted to earn 
the money with which to pay part 
of their board and tuition. The 
minister taught in the academy 
throughout the week, and preached 
in the academy hall on Sunday morn- 
ing, at a schoolhouse in the after- 
noon, and cared for an evening ap- 
pointment twenty miles from home 
in the evening. The only time I 
ever saw him discouraged was when 
the Home Missionary Society asked 
him to come East and tell about his 
work. There were many delightful 
times at this parsonage where vari- 
ous groups gathered for interesting 
social occasions. There were oppor- 
tunities for personal interviews and 
wise counsel was given to eager as- 
pirants for world conquests. 

It was Christmas time in one of 
our old hill churches — Christmas 
without a minister. The missionary 
was invited to serve the people for 
a season. The church was taxed to 
its utmost capacity to accommodate 
the people who came to the meet- 
ings, unlike the usual winter experi- 
ence. There were companies of 
young people to sing the joyous 
Christmas carols, and the stranger 
in their midst was generously in- 
cluded in all their activities. 

Returning after an absence of ten 
years, I made an effort to learn from 
my hostess what had become of that 
interesting group of young people. 

Some of them had married and their 
families were adding strength to a 
church in a large business center ten 
miles from the old home. One man 
was a storekeeper, two were mer- 
chants^ two were in the United 
States Navy, one was a civil en- 
gineer, one was making an edged 
tool bearing the government stamp, 
and still another was an organist in 
a near-by city. As we were talking 
a fine young fellow and his wife 
came to call. **Who are theyt" I 
asked my hostess when they took 
their leave. ** Don't you remember 
JohnT' was her reply. '*The poor 
boy has had a hard time caring for 
his worthless father. He paid up 
his debts after his death, and mar- 
ried one of the nicest girls in C — ." 
To-day, in mission fields over the 
seas, in the commercial world, in ed- 
ucational circles, in places of great 
responsibility, you will find these 
children of the home missionary par- 
sonage. Many of them are men and 
women of large vision, who see 
things as they ought to be, and who 
are working for the social better- 
ment of the community life. Some- 
times a message comes from the 
town where father preached, and 
where as boys and girls they shared 
the parish life. An. earnest wel- 
come greets them and old haunts are 
visited. Stories are told. Con- 
fidences are exchanged, and the days 
pass all too quickly. The happy com- 
pany disperses, leaving the town and 
the church richer for the fellowship 
and substantial help which the 
children of the manse and the church 
have left behind. 

In our Sunday-schools are chil- 
dren whose parents speak the English 
language with difiiculty, and far- 
ther removed from them than the lan- 
guage is the point of view regarding 
the future of the children. T^e fam- 
ily in the parsonage must be par- 
ents to such children and must en- 
courage them to make the eighth 
grade and to go to high school. We 
need have no fear of the foreigner 
after his children are graduated, for 



this will be his country and he will Ah, the old meetinghouse! How 
share its opportunities for greater patient and potent has been her min- 
advancement with his children. istry through all the changing years ! 

« « « 

A Word With the Churcheg and Contributors 

WAGES, salaries, and incomes 
have been rising steadily for 
years. This gradual upward 
tendency has been accelerated into 
leaps and bounds during the last two 
years. Parallel with this increase 
in income, and largely the occasion 
for it, has gone the rapid increase in 
the cost of living, an increase of not 
less than twenty-five per cent, in two 

The minister's salary, however, is 
practically the same as it was a gen- 
eration ago. Our Congregational 
Year-Book reports over 6,000 
churches, only 848 of them, however, 
paying a salary as high as $1,500 
per annum. On the other hand, 1,696 
report that their pastors receive less 
than $800 and house. This means 
that more than half of these 
churches do not have a regular full- 
time pastor, and that approximately 
700 which do have the full strength 
of a pastor, are asking him to live 
on an impossible salary. Not a few 
of them are endeavoring to subsist 
upon $600 or $700 a year and sup- 
port a family. This means an in- 
come less than that which is received 
by the street cleaners and a day 
wage lower than that of a good 

It is not that the ministers are not 
willing to be self-sacrificing, but it 
is that it is impossible for them to 
maintain their strength, physical, in- 
tellectual, or even moral, under the 
stress of present demands. 

As a denomination which empha- 
sizes in its preaching the virtues of 
justice and humanity, we can 
scarcely endure the situation with 

Suggestions to Churches 

These words may fall under the 
eye of many an one whose pastor's 

salary spells weakness and necessary 
discontent in the sacred office. Will 
you not do something about it? 
Some one besides the minister must 
ordinarily take the initiative. There 
are no labor unions among Congre- 
gational ministers to order strikes 
to secure increases; it is not ordi- 
narily appropriate that Iho, minister 
should turn politician and secure 
thereby an increase in his salary. 
Why should not you take it up with 
the church directly or through the 
proper officials, and secure immedi- 
ately a fair deal for your minister? 

An increase where the salary is 
inadequate is the best investment 
that a church can make. It buys 
courage and contentment in the min- 
isterial office, and this in turn as- 
sures increasing success, with added 
resources for the church itself, and 
with gratification to all who have a 
part in it. 

If, after your church has done its 
very best, it seems impossible to 
make the salary what it should be, 
then with good conscience, turn to 
the Missionary Society, State or Na- 
tional, as the case may be, and ask 
whether help may not be secured in 
the way of a grant of aid to your 

At the annual meeting of the 
Board of Directors of the Home 
Missionary Society, a plan was ap- 
proved for asking special additional 
contributions to home missions, to 
make it possible for the Society to 
grant aid. It was also voted to use 
any such contributions in assisting 
churches which help themselves; 
that is, the preference will be given 
to those churches which themselves 
provide a substantial part of the bal- 
ance needed to bring the pastor's 
salary up to something like an ade- 



quate amount, and to those churches 
which have the undivided attention 
of a pastor giving his full time and 
strength to the work. 

Suggestions to Contributors 

Many of those who read these 
lines have had substantial increase 
in their income during the past few 
months; in some cases, a very large 
increase. Now the cause of this in- 
crease is the cause of the special 
need of the minister. The Home 
Missionary Society, therefore, asks 
that willingly, generously, and 
promptly, those who have en;oyed 
increase in income on account of 
present conditions should share tlieir 
prosperity with those Avho suffer 
from inadequate income because of 
those same conditions. 

A careful study of the need has 
been made, and it appears that ap- 
proximately $75,000 is needed with 
which to aid pastors and stimulate 
the churches to do their share in rais- 
ing the salaries of their pastors. 
Contributions for this purpose should 
not undercut the regular income of 
the Society. This means that they 
should come in comparatively large 
amounts from comparatively few 
people. One contribution of $3,000 
has already been received, and an- 
other of $1,000. It would not seem 
inappropriate that amounts of $10,- 
000, or more, should be given to this 
cause. However this may be, there 
are certainly large numbers of Con- 

gregationalists who can spare from 
$100 up to $1,000, or more, in order 
to meet this emergency. It is to be 
hoped that the working of the Ter- 
centenary Program will substantial- 
ly increase the normal receipts of 
the Home Missionary Society, as well 
as the other benevolent organiza- 
tions, and that by the end of this 
period the Society may be able to 
maintain from its regular income a 
standard of aid made possible at 
present only by special gifts. If, 
therefore, pledges or intention to 
pay for this year and three addi- 
tional years, could be made, it would 
put the plan on a substantial basis. 

All money given in this way wil? 
be regularly credited on the appor- 
tionment, if the name of the church 
to which the donor belongs is ^ven. 
The percentage division with the 
constituent states will also be recog- 
nized. These states and the National 
Society stand ready to bear one an- 
other's burdens as occasion may dic- 

Without waiting for any compel- 
ling invitation beyond this knowl- 
edge of the simple facts, will you not 
send to your state treasurer or to 
the national home missionary offices 
either cash contributions or expres- 
sions of intention to pay at some 
later date? Prompt and adequate 
response to this appeal ^nll avert a 
necessary demoralization in the Con- 
oreeational ministrv of the United 

« « « 


By Rev. P. D. Vasslleff 

» •■ 

THE war in Europe is forcing 
many neutrals to seek refup:e 
in the free and prosperous 
land of America. Such is especially 
the case with the Greeks. Every 
Qreek or Italian steamer that comes 
into New York Harbor brings hun- 
dreds and thousands of them. They 
tell us that conditions in their own 
land are very hard. Pood is scarce 
and high in price, A Jewish family 

from Kavala, on the Aegean Sea, 
who arrived here a couple of weeks 
ago, told me that when they left 
their home about the middle of Au- 
gust, there were many people in the 
tOA^n who had not been able to ob- 
tain bread for days, and that when a 
loaf of soldier's bre^d could be se- 
cured, it cost five drahmas, which is 
one dollar in American money. A 
Macedonian Bulgar said that when 



he left Fiorina, ahurtly before the 
Bulgarians occupied the town, the 
only thing they could get with which 
to make bread was a mouMy old 


corn. A young Gretk fnnii Viiiia 
said, "It is terrible in Gn'ecp to-day, 
and if things continue in this way 
for another year, the sufferitisi in the 
country will be extrcnu'." Thrrc 
Russian men, who managed to leave 
Paris, spoke of the high eost of liv- 
ing there. 

Because of political difficulties and 
differences between the Greek gov- 
ernment and that of the entente 
powers, the activities of the Gcrm.nn 
submarines, and the demand for ves- 
sels to transport war materials, 
traveling has become very danger- 
ons. Passengers from Greece and the 
Balkans tell us that it takes about 
two months to get here. They are 
stopped at Italian and other sea- 
ports, held for quarantine, or de- 
layed waiting for a steamer. Re- 
cent arrivals tell of thousands who 
have been left behind. 

Passengers also complain of the 
food received on board the steam- 
ers. As a result many people are 
sick or half starved when they reach 
this country. A Macedonian family 
who arrived a few days ago said 
they had suffered terribly both from 
seasickness and from the poor food 
they had been obliged to eat on the 
two-months' .iourney. While waiting 
for a steamer at Naples they had lost 
their fourteen.year-old daughter. 
bq4 eoiilf^ nn\. fe]] the cause of her 

death. The fjrandfather was so ill 
that he was held by the doctors, and 
after remaining for some time in the 
hospital, he was sent back. The 
year-old baby barely survived, and 
the family had to stay in New York 
for a few days in order that the 
child might have medical attention. 
It recovered and they proceeded to 
tlu'ir destination iii the West. 

Although one wife is all that the 
(ireek government allows a man to 
have, some of them occasionally get 
more women Ihiin they are legally 
entitled to have. At this time the 
law oflicc at Kills Island is dealing 
with a very peculiar case. A young 
Greek who had lived for some time 
in the United States sent for a wom- 
an from his old home to come out 
lo him. When she arrived they were 
married before she was admitted to 
his care, A couple of years ago he 
went back to Greece, where he met 
a young woman with money, whom 
he also married. He came back to 
America thinking he could keep the 
affair secret. But the first wife 
learned of his second marriage and 
had him arrested. The case came up 
for trial at the Immigration Law Of- 
(iee. The first wife said, "I want 
my man and will work to support 
him." The second wife declared 
that she wnnted him too, and said 

she had the means with which to 
support him. The Greek claims that 
he was forced to marry the woman 
who became his first wife by the 
mis.sionary who took him to the City 



Hall. We may be sure that it will 
eod in all parties concerned being 

A notable figure among the Greek 
immigranta aa they pass through 
Ellis Island is the Greek priest in his 
peculiar patriarchal attire. On al- 
most every steamer which carries 
Greek passengers there ^vill be one 


or two Greek priests. It is the high- 
ly cultivated patriotism amon? the 
Greek people that is responsible for 
the importation of these priests. The 
Greek is taught that his orthodox 
church is the only true church. This 
is also the reason the Greeks are less 
responsive to missionary and evan- 
gpjieal influences than any other peo- 
ple. Wherever the Greek may fjo, 
liis priest and Ms church will follow 
him. in this or any other country. It 
would be all right if the liprht of the 
(rospol went with them. But the 
Greek church is a church of forms 
and images. The ikon occupies the 
most prominent place in the Greek 
home as well as in the church. The 
ikon goes with the Greek wherever 
he may go. He prays to it for pros- 
perity and success. It is respected 
and worshipped by rich and poor. 

At this time, however, the number 
of Greek priests coming to this coun- 
try is much larger than the demand 
and opportunity for their services. 
They are not coming now to save 
the Greek race and religion, but 
rather to save themselves from star- 
vation. A few weeks ago a Greek 
priest arrived at Ellis Island who 

was held and deported as a person 
likely to beeome a public charge. 
Evidently he had but little money 
with him and no appointment or 
church to serve which would afford 
him a livelihood. A friend in Brook- 
lyn, a Greek barber, appeared be- 
fore the Board of Special Inquiry and 
asked for his admission, promising 
to give him the necessary support 
and employment. The priest also 
Hiati'd that ho was a baker by trade 
and that he was willing to go to 
woik. Bui the members of the Board, 
looking lit his long black gown, his 
high hat. long whiskers, and the 
thick brjiid of hair under his hat, re- 
ceived the impression that he would 
not make a very handy workman, 
and in spile of his physical ability 
and the pledge of the baker to give 
him the necessjiry support, decided 
upon his deportation, He was great- 
ly disappointed. In his own coun- 
try he was a much respected person, 
and he felt that in Protestant Amer- 
ica he was being treated with less 
consideration than was shown t^ his 
parishioners at home. He went hack, 
init not to Greece. He stoppeil at 
Xit|)les and took the first steamer 


back to New York. When he arriv- 
ed the second time, he was admitted 
without any difficulty. He realized 
that his first failure was due to his 
priestly appearance, and he returhed 
reformed and transformed. His hair 
was trimmed, his whiskers had been 
shaved, and he wore a gentleman's 
suit and hat. 



What a j^ood thing it Avould be if 
ail su(»h priests, whose sacred eall- 
inK is more apparent in the p^arments 
they wear than in humble (.'hrist- 
like service, came to understand that 
it is much easier to secure admission 
not only to the United States but to 

the kinjrdom of Heaven as plain, or- 
dinary men. Then can the people be 
truly served and pcuided to salva- 
tion; then will the world rest from 
sin and destruction and humankind 
will live in perfect harmony and 

« « « 


By Rev. Henry G. Zorn, Scottsbluff, Neb. 

THE work goes forward slowly, 
which is perhaps wonderful 
when one considers the con- 
ditions when we first came to the 
field. The former minister preached 
only once on Sunday. Now we have 
two sermons every Sabbath, a Chris- 
tian Endeavor meeting, and a mid- 
week prayer meeting on Wednesday 
evening. Two nights a week we 
practice singing. 

My time has been so occupied that 
I have not been able to visit the 
members o£ my congregation as often 
as I would like.' Many oi' them live 
in the country, a number thirteen 
miles away. A few weeks ago we 
began with our confirmation class, 
teaching a number of houi*s each day 
from Monday till Friday, and on 
Saturday we have a Gennari school, 
so I am kept quite busy. I enjoy 
the work greatly, and will do all in 

my power to advance the Master *s 
work, because He has done so much 
lor me and for the whole world. 

We have purchased a parsonage 
and collected nine hundred dollars in 
I)ayment of it. We have also bought 
an organ for o?ie hundred and twen- 
ty-five dollars. The church has paid 
the amount of my expenses in com- 
ing from Wisconsin to Nebraska, 
about two hundred dollars, and our 
missionary offering totaled one hun- 
dred and fifteen dollars. The con- 
gregation is growing, and our church 
will soon be too small to accommo- 
date the peoj)le. After our confirma- 
tion, I hope to find more time to 
visit the people who do not attend 
church, ami 1 think many of them 
can be persuaded to unite with us. 
Pray for me that the Lord may help 
me in His trreat work. 

* ik # 


THE Midwinter Meeting of the 
Board of Directors of the Con- 
gregational Church Extension 
Boards and the Superintendents of 
the Home Missionary Society was 
held at the Hotel Alexandria, Chi- 
cago, III., January 21-25, 1917. This 
gathering was charaeterizcil by spir- 
itual earnestness, a devoted atten- 
tion to long sessions, and the launch- 
ing of new movements which all 
promise well for the denomination. 
The other denominational Societies, 
invited this year for the first time, 
gladly shared the sessions of these 

Sunday afternoon was made mem- 
orable by two addresses : One, most 

spiritually compelling, by Secretary 
Burton, on ** Prayer," the chief em- 
phasis being *'lt is not good for God 
to be alone ;** the second by Secretar ; 
Douglass, uni(jue in the extreme, on 
*'St. Paul as an Administrator.'* 

Recognition of the increased cost 
of living is to be found in the pro- 
l)osal to raise the salaries of all full- 
time missionaries to a minimum of 
$S00 and house, provided additional 
sums can be secured in sufficient 
amounts to make this pos.sible. 

**The Program of Evangelism/' 
as prepared by the Secretary of Mis- 
sions, prophesies large returns to 
si)iritual effectiveness and the real- 
isation of the Tercentenary goal. 

aRK! aRKi 









Av'ge tlir«e preTious yrs. 
Present year 

Oootribii- From State 




t 5,153. 30 


$ 8,461.26 

$ 1.079.45 



$ 6,282.75 

I NetATaU- . -^ *.««••• 

PatdStaU' able for , i F.OA< ir 3 



$ 4,459.50 I $23,927.18 $ 20,064.78 
8,580.31 31,089.07 21,970.89 

! I 

$ 879.19 

$ 7,1U.94 

$ 1,905.61 






Av'ge three preWous yrs. $74,109.94 ' $28,856.26 $102,966.20 $20,802.27 ' $ 82,168.93 
Present year 7^,532.46 32,26404 111,796.50 1 22,46862 89,827.88 



$ 5,422. 62 

$ 8,407.78 $8,83a80 , $ 1,666.35 


$ 7,163.96 $ 68.121. 74 

The Conffreffatlonal Home Miaalonary Society has three main aourcea of income. 
Leffaciea furnlah, though very Irreffulariy, approximately forty-eiffbt per cent., or 
$110,000 annually. To avoid fluctuation, when more la received, it ia placed In the 
Legacy Equalisation Fund. Investments furnish nine per cent, or about $23,300 an- 
nually. Contributions from churches, societies and indi%'iduals afford substantially 
forty-three per cent, or $108,000 annually. For all but eighteen states the treasurer 
of The Congregational Home Missionary Society receives and expends these contribu- 
tions. In those eighteen states, affiliated organizations administer home missionary 
work in co-operation with The Congregational Home Missionary Society. Bach of 
these organizations forwards a percentage of its undesignated receipts to the national 
treasury. To each of these national treasury forwards a percentage of undesig- 
nated contributions from each state respectively. The percentages to The Congrega- 
tional Home Missionary Society In the various states are as follows: 

California (North), 6; California (South). 6; Connecticut. 60; lUlnois, 26; Iowa. 25; 
Kansas. 6; Maine. 10; Massachusetts, 33 1-3; Michigan, 16; Minnesota, 6; Missouri. 5; 
Nebraska, 6; New Hampshire, 50; New York. 10; Ohio. 13; Rhode Island, 20; Vermont, 
83, Washington, 8; Wisconsin, 10. 


It looks good to see a solid line of increases as the record for ten months. 

For fair comparison, about $4,000 should be deducted from the net available 

for national work, because that amount was contributed in two large sums 

during January, for the purpose of increasing the salaries of poorly paid 

missionaries. This is only a beginning toward what is needed for this urgent 

requirement. There lies before us the quarterly report of one of our pastors. 

It records that he preached twenty-six sermons, made one hundred and ten 

pastoral visits, baptized seven infants, had three conversions, added three 

to the church by letter, conducted three funerals, etc., etc. The annual 

meeting showed all bills paid and the full apportionment for benevolences 

met. This missionary then adds, incidentally : 

"A thing which has nothing to do directly with church work, but in which you 
may be interested is the 'high cost of living:' here. For instance, flour $13.50 per bbl.r 
potatoes $3.00 per bu.; butter 55c per lb.; eggs GOc per doz., and aU things else in 
proportion. With this In sight, you can easily see how much your missionary has left 
for books, papers, magazines, etc., after feeding and clothing two adults and a 
healthy, growing boy of eleven years." 

This man has a salary of $600, and must rent his own house! There 

are some 700 Congregational pastors in the United States, giving full 

strength to our churches, on salaries averaging just about the equal of 

this. We think they should have not less than $800 and a house. Don t yout 

, A. F. Beard, D,l)., Cortesyonding Secretaries. 

J. Ryder. D.D.: U. Paul DoukUhs. D.D.; Aisoclate Secretary, H. L. Slmmoai: 

ar, Irving C. OKylord; Secretary of Woman's Woik, Mr». F. W. Wilcox: District 

Biwretkrlei, Rev. George H. Outti'rsoD, CongreKatlonSil House, tloston, Mass.: Lucius O 
Baird. D.D.. 19 So. La Salle St., Cblcoao. 111.; Rev. Oeurge W. Hlnmnn, 21 Brvnham PI., 
San FranclBca, Cal.; Field Secretary. Mrs. Ida Vose Woodhury, ConBreffutlonal House. 
BOBt«», IrfAsa 

We are oalling specittl attention in this March number of the A. M. A. 
Missionary to immediate iiei-fj-sities in the schools. The communications 
we hope will be carefully read. In many parts ol' the South, owing to floods 
and failure of crops, the Negro people in the country places have been and 
are In great distress. The articles in this number du nut exaggerate the 
needs. We feel confident thiit we do not call heed to tliem in vain. 

The Association ha.s t^uffeied great disappoinlmeut and loss in the 
resignation of its Western Secretary, Jlev. Ij. U. Baird, D.D., to accept the 
Superintendency of iloiiic Missionary Work in the State of Washington. 
Dr. Baird entered upon his new service February 1st. 

Being exhorted to rejoice with those who do rejoice we congratulate 
our brethren of the far Northwest; but being also permitted to weep with 
those who weep, the Association records with exceeding regret even at so 
well deserved promotion to another branch of our common service. We lose 
a strong, resourceful and brotherly leader and counselcr and especially re- 
gret the interruption of the immediate fellowship of service with him. 

Coming from important Middle-Western pastorates. Dr. Baird has been 
one of the conspicuous denominational leJider.s of the interior. He has al- 
ways interpreted his work for the Association in a large and generous spirit 
and has been useful to the churches in manifold ways. His painstaking and 
unfailing courtesy, his cheerful optimism, his inventive and constructive 
genius, and his large vision, have been everywhere recognized. Colleges 
have sought him for their presidencies and he has had an important share in 
molding denominational developnieiifs in his district during recent years. 
He has had continuous and growing synii>aihy with problems of the local 
churches in which he has nought gifls fi>r the support of the Association ami 
has peculiarly enjoyed the opportunity of appealing to the life of their young 
life. He has given fundamental attention (o the problems of missionary 
education. He has now decided to accept a sphere of service in which these 
interests may have a more nearly equal place with the job of "money rais- 
ing." May he find it so. 




As a frequent visitor to the mission fields themselves, as trustee of some 
of our important institutions, nnd adviser in large administrative projects 
Dr. Baird will be especially missed. Perhaps ids lariirost continuing influence 
will be found in the nation-wide alumni league of graduates and former 
students of American Missionary Association Negro schools which he first 
suggested. This project is in its infancy, but is showing great vitality and 
usefulness and bids fair to unify the missionary products of the Association 
into a continuous body of serving and supporting constituents as nothing 
previous has ever done. Dr. Baird 's fellowships upon the field has been 
especially valued by the missionaries. He has come to them in simple 
friendliness, unhampered by the severe administrative responsibilities, to 
lighten the burdened hearts. In his desire to concentrate his gifts and ener- 
gies is a more compact field, where great initiative is possible and where 
more immediate contacts with the intimate problems of the workers are 
required, he has our sincerest benediction and God-speed. 



A recent discourse in Memphis, Tennessee, by Uishap GaUor of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church from a text taken in the Sermon on the Mount was printed in the 
Commercial Memphis Appeal, from wihich we make excerpts. It greatly heartens us 
in our work for the Christian education of the Negro whenever we get strong help 
and sympathy from distinguished Southern leaders. 

THE whole discourse of the 
Sermon on the Mount is built 
up on the fact of the broth- 
erhood of all members of the human 
family. This truth rin<?s out throujjrh 
all the Christian writings. The fath- 
erhoo<l of God and the brotherhood 
of man — these are the ^roat central 
Christian principles. We are mem- 
bers one of another. We are not 
alone. We do not work singly. Our 
very salvation is connected with 
that of our brother, who sits be- 
side us. Life touches life and soul 
is bound up with soul in the great 
family of God. 

*' Our eternal hopes are everlasting- 
ly inter-related and intertwined. We 
are mem])ei*s of the same family, par- 
takers of the same privileges, encom- 
passed by the same dangers, saved 
by the same Lord. Here before God, 
as His children in Christ, we are all 

--men and women of every race and 
name — we are all on the same level ; 
all weak, all sinful, all having a bat- 
tle to fight and souls to save. 

*^And every human being that 
breathes lias a claim upon us, if only 
l)eeause he wears God's image — 
niucli more as being redeemed in 
(iirist. I'nder the soiled and stAiued 
garments of his weakness and vice 
is somewhere hid that thing that 
makes him the child of Go<l. 

** Brethren: You know that this is 
gospel— the real gospel of Jesus 
Christ ; but oh, how hard it is to ap- 
ply it in our actual every day exper- 

''Here we are in Shelby County 
with nearly 100,000 Negroes in our 
midst -52,000 Negroes in the City 
of Memphis. What special efforts 
are we making to redeem them from 
vice and crime — to lift them out of 



barbarism ; and who is it among you 
Christian people that is trying to 
make them honest and self-support- 
ing and self-respecting! 

"Who has not heard the stories 
that are told with laughter on the 
trains, and elsewhere, of Negro ig- 
norance and credulity in the cotton 
belt, exploited by base white men 
for the white men's gain? What 
serious and sustained interest have 
we taken or are taking in encourag- 
ing worthy and hard-working and 
self-respecting Negroes to lift them- 
seh'^es and their families out of the 
sphere of ignorance and coarse liv- 
ing; and to protect them from the 
brutal insults of the low-browed 

"My brethren, these are things 
that must be said, and said by South - 
em men: for I know that all you 
people agree with me. The trouble 
is, that that great class of Southern 
men, who want justice and fair play, 
and sympathy and encouragement 
for the Negro race, for one reason 
or another have been silent, and 
have permitted this tremendous 
problem to be handled practically by 
that class — ^present in every com- 
munity — ^who do not know or who 
do not care for righteousness. 

"This is no question of social 
equality. There never was such a 
question. There is no such thing as 
social equality, even among white 
I>eople. There is such a thing as so- 
cial familiarity ; and we have rightly 
settled that question in the South. 
It is no question of political rights. 
I do not believe in any man's right 
to vote. The suffrage is a privilege, 
and not a right. 

"But this question is one of hu- 
man rights — the human right to life, 

to liberty, under the flag and to be 
protected in the ownership of what 
one has earned by honest labor. 
These three human rights we South- 
ern people are ready to guarantee to 
e\o,ry man and woman in our land; 
and here today, for the benefit of 
those who criticise us from a dis- 
tance, I am ready and glad to say, 
that I voice the conviction of the 
best people of the South, when I say 
this ; although we have . been alto- 
gether too timid in asserting our con- 

"Ah, brethren, I would have you 
come M'ith me this morning out of 
the stifling atmosphere of our petty 
contentions and jealousies into the 
free, fresh air of the mercy and love 
of our Heavenly Father — to realize 
for a moment on our knees our kin- 
ship in «Tesus Christ — that the great 
and the lowly, the living and the 
dead, are one family and one broth- 
erhood in Him. 

"This is that true love of human- 
ity of which the modern philosophy 
is but the ineffectual shadow. This 
is the philanthropy which does not 
exhaust itself in idle dreams of what 
it might do for the ideal race at 
large ; but which like charity begins 
at home and shows itself in the com- 
mon duties of common life; the phil- 
anthropy which is known first of all 
in kindness and gentleness to those 
about us — in the fulfillment of the 
duties of wife and husband, father, 
mother, and friend- and which ex- 
pands out through the homely duties 
well performed into the large and 
deep and thoughtful regard for the 
aims and hopes nnd life of human- 
kind — for TTis sake — who hath made 
us all of one blood, one common 
clay, soon to crumble into dust. 





L. S. Clark, M. A., Principal 

ON my return from the North 
in August, 1916, I received a 
letter from a former student, 
a girl, in which she made known her 
desire to resume her studies at Knox 
Institute in the fall, but she was 
without money and feared that her 
way was blocked by poverty. Later 
she wrote me saying that she had 
thought of a way by which she 
thought she might be able to return 
to school if I would help her. "My 
grandfather," she wrote, "who is 
now dead, gave my mother his gold 
watch as a keepsake. If you can sell 
it for me, we shall sacrifice it and 
with this money I can return to 
school. I am sending it by mail to 

I received the watch. It was a 
beautiful, but old style solid gold 
watch. Although it cost her grand- 
father eighty-six dollars, she was 
willing to sacrifice it for thirty-five 
dollars in order that she might at- 
tend the Knox Institute and Indus- 
trial School. 

On receiving the Avatch I was puz- 
zled to know to whom I could sell it 
and not sacrifice it, for each jeweller 
to whom I had taken it, offered me 
only the "worth of the gold" that it 

I desired to help the girl. Hence I 
took the matter to God and asked 
His guidance and He gave it. 

In a certain city there lives a 
Hebrew, a prince amon^ the mer- 
chants of his city, an active member 
of the Board of Education, an advo- 
cate of education for negroes, and a 
friend of the principal of this school 

and of his work. It may not be out 
of place to mention this incident. A 
few weeks ago the writer sat on the 
stage in one of the leading opera 
houses at a great financial church 
rally and on this same stage sat this 
Hebrew merchant who was one of 
the speakers on that occasion to try 
to infiuence the people to give money 
to be used in erecting a new church 
in that city. In the presence of the 
hundreds who had gathered in that 
opera house, when this Hebrew arose 
to speak, he made the following 
startling confession: "I want to say 
now that I love your Jesns. I be- 
lieve in Him." To this Hebrew who 
confessed that he loves Jesus Christ, 
the Holy Spirit directed me to take 
the case of the girl and her watch. 

I made an engagement with him 
and presented to him the cause of 
this poor colored girl struggling to 
get an education. I presented her 
watch to him. I told him that it was 
a "keepsake" from her grandfather, 
but that she was willing to sacrifice 
it for the privilege of attending 

He was interested in the case, and 
asked that the watch be left with 
him, and assured me that he would 
do -whatever he could to help the 
girl. He did not tell me his plans, 
but he took this old watch, which I 
do not suppose had been in running 
order for many years, sent it to a 
watchmaker and had it put in first 
class condition. 

A few days after he had received 
the watch, a friend presented me a 
package, saying that Mr. 



requested me to hand this to you. On 
opening the package 1 found that it 
was the repaired watch, and the gen- 
erous donation of $40.00 with which 
to help the poor girL 

1 called to thank him for his kind- 
ness and for his generous gift. I 
asked, **What am I to do with the 
watch which you returned f His 
reply was, **Did you not say that it 
was a keepsake?'* **Qive it back 
to the girl. She may get in need of 
help again and can use it in securing 
help." With my heart full of grat- 
itude, I again thanked this merchant 
prince, and turned to leave. His 
last words to me were, **When you 
need me again, call again.'* 

I am writing you, Mr. Editor, of 
this act of benevolence of this He- 
brew, the friend of our work and of 
myself, who seemingly was waiting 
for the opportunity to help the 
needy, and who said, **When you 
need me again, call again," because, 
no doubt, there are many like him in 
the South who are waiting for the 
opportunity to do some act of benev- 
olence, and who would gladly help 
the cause of our A. M. A. if the 
work and its needs were properly 
presented to them. The girl whose 
present opportunities in Knox Insti- 
tute and Industrial School were 
made possible by this man is now 
** making good" in our school. 


Cotton Valley School was begun some twenty-six years ago by the ^. H. M. A. 
of Massachusetts at the Instance oX Booker Washington. It came later under the 
watch and care of the American Missionary Association. It is very largely a Negro 
community, wholly agricultural, three miles from a railroad station. Under the 
direction of Rev. M. S Jones, an earnest Christian minister — a graduate of Tougaloo 
College — the school in a forsaken part of the country is a light in a very dark place. 
The conditions wlhich are hard at all times, at the present time are simply deplor- 
able. The want and suffering is orton equal to that beiog eudured by the Belgians. Cast 
off clothing would be a great gift and should be inmiediate. The people are suffer- 
ing from hunger and any help sent to Mr. Jones w^ould be a salvation to this people. 
The address is Fort Davis, Ala. 

LAST year with the farmers of 
Cotton Valley was the most 
serious of any that has passed. 
Rain commenced in June and lasted 
through the growing season. Farm- 
ers watched eagerly the beginning of 
a new day, thinking that the sun 
might dry the soil enough for culti- 
vation. But the floods ** lifted up 
their waves" and destroyed the 

Then merchants shut down on the 
farmers which left them without 
money and food to live upon. 

These were trying hours, but 
most of them took it with resigna- 
tion and hustled around to find com, 

potatoes and peanuts for food during 
the summer months, hoping for bet- 
ter days in the fall. 

What came instead was this: The 
merchants and the landlords to 
make themselves good rushed in and 
took all their hogs, cows, com, even 
their potatoes and peanuts. There 
was many a poor woman standing in 
her door pleading that the potatoes 
and peas should be left for her hun- 
gry children. 

Left Avithout food or clothing 
many farmers to save the families 
from starvation went North. They 
did well while there, but it did not 
last long and they oame home to face 



a bitter winter with almost nothing 
lor their wives and children. 

As I write this there are many 
homes here where women and chil- 
dren for lack oi* clothing must sit 
day after day beside the tire to keep 
warm. In some oases they have been 
forced to give their children away 
rather than have them starve. In 
one home there was neither pork fat 
nor meal; only a few peas which 
they boiled in salted water and gave 
to the hungry children. 

How gladly people would work if 
they could find the work to do. The 
county employed some of the men 
for a few days to work the county 
roads at fifty cents per day; at the 
same tinie they gave the widows'pro- 
visions, but this has passed now and 
they are left without help. 

Spring is approaching. It should 
bring relief but they have not a 
thing to begin their farms with. The 
merchants are unwilling to let them 
have money on any condition. One 
merchant agreed to lend a man 
enough to begin farming providing 
he could get his landloni to cut the 
rent so that he could be assured of a 
part of the crop. The farmer rode 
about thirty miles to his landlord 
and after much pleading got him to 
write a statement saying that he 
would cut the rent so many pounds 
and if that was not satisfactory he 
would take off more. You can im- 
agine how happy this man was to 
hold such a statement as that, but 
when he reached home the merchant 
would not even look at the statement 
though he had given him orders to 
get it. 

These are some of the facts con- 
cerning the farmers here. They 
stand in dire need of help. We are 

j^lnd to say that through it all so 
far the school has held up far better 
than most of us had expected. We 
have tried to do. what we could to 
help but of course it had to be in a 
small way. Many children have come 
to school this winter bare foot and 
half clad on the coldest days. It 
was well when we could take them 
to the salesroom and put warm cloth- 
ing and shoes from our Northern 
friends on them. 

But the demand is so great that we 
are in absolute need of all kinds of 
clothing, especially clothing for boys 
and men, and shoes for men, women 
and children. 

Some friends in the North have 
given a few dollars for student aid 
and we are making that go as far as 
it will in keeping those in school who 
otherwise could not come. 

This is the best school in the com- 
munity. There is no other school 
within miles and Cotton Valley 
School stands as a community cen- 
ter. We handle all mail within a ra- 
dius of four miles around. Some pu- 
pils come from a greater distance. 

The postoffice is three miles away 
and the people have their mail sent 
in care of the school. This is brought 
daily and the mail for the homes is 
delivered through the children or 

This school has accomplished 
much in giving the pupils a desire 
for an education. Many of them 
have gone from here to other schools 
for higher work, and have done 
well. Some have completed courses 
from Fisk, Talladega and other in- 
stitutrons and are now doing good 
work for their people. One of our 
teachers is a graduate of this school. 
After the course here she went to 



Talladega and after her graduation 
there, was given work under the 
American Missionary Association. 

One is a student now doing well in 
Talladega College who completed the 
course here a year ago. 

The students are always encour- 

aged to go on and not stop with the 
little they get here. Our work is 
only a beginning. 

This school and these people great- 
ly need the gifts of money, clothing 
and prayers of the A. M. A. and its 



THE high cost of living has 
worked very greatly to the 
disadvantage of the colored 
people of the Blue Grass. With al- 
most every necessity of life, food, 
fuel and clothing much higher in 
price and with the price of labor no 
higher, many a family is obliged to 
undergo great hardships especially 
during the period when bad weather 
forbids out door emplojnnent. It is 
no small problem for the head of a 
family to provide food and fuel 
when there is only an occasional day 
suitable for work. If anything is 
omitted from the comforts of the 
family it is usually the clothing. It 
is often a lack of shoes or clothes 
that keep the children around the 
soft coal grate on mornings when 
the temperature is near zero — even 
here in the South — or below or when 
the snow is quite deep upon the 
ground, instead of their being at 
school. The father and mother too 
are often obliged to face weather 
quite as severe as that of the North- 
em states in clothing that has been 
worn thin by months of hard wear. 
The houses in which the greater part 
of these people live are not so well 
built as many barns farther north. 
They are usually one story three 
room frame buildings set upon posts 
with onlv the thickness of a board 

Thirteen thousand Negroes in Lex- 
ington and fifty thousand in the 
Blue Grass Region live practically as 

With such conditions is it any won- 
der that the people are thankful to 
be able to purchase second hand 
clothing at Chandler Normal School 
at prices within their means t Noth- 
ing is given away for we must not 
pauperize these poor people. The 
prices which are charged are how- 
ever very small. During the year 
1915-16 an effort was made to inter- 
est Sunday-schools, Y. P. S. C. E.'s, 
missionary societies and individuals 
throujrhout the North to collect cast- 
off garments and send them to Lex- 
ington, with the result that quite a 
number responded, but the demand 
for the clothing which continued 
throughout the year was so great 
that the supply did not begin to 
meet it. Again this year the appeal 
was' repeated and the response has 
been better but the demand increas- 
ed so much that it has been impos- 
sible to meet it. Many times a day 
the question is asked by a caller 
"when will there be another bar- 

It would be interesting to the 
readers of the American Missionary 
to be present when a barrel arrives. 
Some one in the neighborhood is sure 
between the occupants and outdoors. ^ to see the truckman when he delivers 



it. No sooner than he is gone the 
door bell will ring and the question 
is asked **when will the sale begin?'* 
In the course of the next hour five 
or six more inquiries will be made. 
These people act as self-appointed 
advertising agents and soon the good 
news of another sale is known 
throughout the neighborhood. Some 
peoplQ living at a distance make it 
their business to inquire by tele- 
phone from some near by grocery 
store. In general it is only the peo- 
ple who live in the vicinity of the 
school who know of the sales. When 
the hour arrives the teachers' home 
where the sales are conducted is 
crowded with people eager to secure 
something to enable them to clothe 
themselves or their families in a self- 

respecting manner. It takes but a 
few minutes for them to make their 
purchases and when they ere gone 
there is practically nothing left. 

What looks of satisfaction and 
appreciation there are on the faces 
of these people as they go away with 
things that will bring comfort to 
themselves and those dear to them! 
It would almost bring the tears to 
one's eyes to hear some woman say 
**This su' is a good place fo' poo' 
people." And so the cast off gar- 
ments of our Northern friends are 
again doing duty and the donors 
are rendering a service of which the 
Master would say, "Inasmuch as ye 
have done it unto one of the least 
of these my brethren ye have done it 
unto Me." 


Miss Lucia Upham. Teacher 

MORE than a dozen years ago 
a boy came tramping over 
the range from his isolated 
home in the heart of the Cumberland 
straight toward the cast. He wanted 
a Christian education, but after a 
few months schooling he was obliged 
to return home. Years passed and 
the boy had grown to manhood. 
Hard work on the farm had strength- 
ened his muscles and the neighbors 
knew him, an uncultured youth just 
like themselves. But the vision was 
in his soul and at the age of twenty- 
five he was able to free himself from 
home responsibilities. So he came 
again to enter the grammar school. 

This time he remained years and 
notwithstanding a very serious eye 

trouble took the full course of study 
and was graduated from the high 
school. During all the years here he 
was a leader in Christian work and 
would walk several miles Sunday 
afternoons to keep up a Sunday- 
school in a little country school 
house. He decided to be a minister 
and no consideration of age or pov- 
erty stood in his way. Last year he 
took his degree at Atlanta Theolog- 
ical Seminary, loved and respected 
by both teachers and students. And 
now his dream is realized. He is a 
Congregational pastor with four 
charges and his sturdy manhood is 
radiating its helpful influence over 
a wide area. And those who taught 
him here just a little while ago know 



that he will be wise and faithful and 

There came another, a man, for 
he was twenty-five, from the lumber 
camps. He had been rough and pro- 
fane; tobacco and drink had been 
his companions from childhood. 
Through an accident the enforced 
idleness of several months gave him 
time to think. By a chance he heard 
of Grandview and he resolved to 
come here and try to get an educa- 
tion. He was with us about five 
years-, and I think I never saw a 
greater transformation in appear- 
ance and in character. In his zeal 
for temperance, his iron will did riot 
permit him to taste of tea or coflfee. 
He was soon a very active working 
christian, taking part in all good 
work in the community. When sick- 
ness or trouble entered a village 
home there he was first to be found 
ministering to the need. 

Now married to a graduate of this 

school he owns his oa\ti home and is 
a successful business man in Chatta- 
nooga. I heard him say not many 
months ago, **A man doesn't need 
to be a preacher to do Christian 
work. I find a chance every day to 
help somebody to a little truer view 
of life or a little purer thinking/' 

Only a week ago a graduate of 
1911, a mountain boy, was elected to 
be our County Superintendent of 

These are but three out of our 
many students as samples and exam- 
ples. There are himdreds with the 
same possibilities, waiting for a little 
encouragement to get their start. 
The rural public schools are poor, the 
terms are very short, and the major- 
ity of the teachers poorly prepared, 
never having passed beyond the 
eighth grade. We must not forget 
these native Americans. They need 
the uplift that comes from the 
trained teacher. 


We are pleased to announce that 
Rev. Rodney W. Roundy, pastor of 
the First Congregational Church of 
Keene, N. H., has accepted the Asso- 
ciate Secretaryship in the Depart- 
ment of Missions of the American 
Missionary Association, to which he 

pected to ented upon his duties on 
the first of May. Mr. Roundy is a 
graduate of Amherst College and the 
Yale School of Religion. He was or- 
dained to the Christian ministry in 
1904, and has been in his present 
pastorate four years. He will be 
cordially welcomed to his important 

was recently appointed, and is ex- work. 


The Rev. Frank N. White, D.D., the District Secretaryship of the 

recently Acting Superintendent of American Missionary Association at 

Home Missions in West Washington, Chicago. He will enter upon his du- 

has been appointed and has accepted ties on the first of March. 


Inrinf C Gaylordv TrmmMurmr 

We give below a comparative statement of the receipts for January 
and for the four months of the fiscal year, to January Slst. 



34.628 64 













1146.80 $34,276.64 $ 2.763. r.5 

25.00 141.09 42,587. 73 5,153.90 









$37,030.19 $ 6,337.21 $42^7.40 
47.741.63 12.012.58 59,764.16 

10,7 1144 6,675 . 32 17.886 - 76 

Available for Regular Appropriatioiis : 






Otkar Y.P. 


Socia-; S C. TOTAL ■ ~ iT TOTAL 

tia. E. I I ~" I 

I From C. 
Ed. Soc. 

Lagsesaa TOTAL 

$55,427.43 $l,9lS.93l$ 9.%9 9;^ $11.00 29«-..H5'$ 07,624.14! $2 737.75 $ 70.361.89 , $17.3M.01 $ 87.75.'i.f»0 

87,0i'.|.27, l,9l6.0i, 11.77198 43 00:U2.96 71.108.17 J.lhO 09 7.<.23'*.26 3,000-00 26,322 78 

lac. 1,630.81 


101.56 1.V4 


1.S02.00 32.00 16. 11, :;. 484 .0:^1.... 
: I I, 

2.H76.37 3.OOO.OOI 7,928.77 


Designated by Contributors for 

OI]jects» Outside oi Regular Appropriations t 



Sasaay Woma«a '9*'».«'| Y. P. S. 
ScluN»la Sodattaa 'Soeia-' q. E, 


$2,440.06 $ 780 01 $ 976.90130.00 
J ,911 62 80S.23 1.07:{.61 


I 2H.19 691.71 .... I 

498.43 imOOl 

$ 70.00 



$ 4,396.99 



LotfMioa j TOTAL 

19.033.79 $13.430.78, $13,430.78 

4.633 34 9,467.36 14,000.70' 499.00! 14,499.70 

136 35 433. a I 

569. 92 

499.00' 1,068.92 



AvadAbla for rafolar af f ropriatsoaa • 

DaaifBata^ hy eoatributora for 9p*eial objacta. 




$ 87,755.90 $ 101,561.04 



S101,1H6.6H S 116,060-74 

$ 18,806.14 



I . •••••< 


••I give and bequeath the sum of dallars to "The American Missionary Asso- 

ciation, incorporated by act of the Lesrislatui " * ~ — - .. 

should be attested by three witnesses. 

ire of the State of New York." The will 


Anticipated bequests are received on the Conditional Gift plan; the Association 
ag^reeing: to pay an annual sum In semi-annual payments durlni? the life of the donor 
or other designated person. For information, write The American Misslonarv Associa- 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue. New York. 

Charles E. Burtun, D.D., General Secretary 
Church Extension Boards, 

Charles H. Richards. D.D., Church Building: Secretary 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

«^hurch Efficiency Secretary, William W. Newell, D.D., 19 So. La Salle St., Chicago. III. 
Field Secretaries, John P. Sanderson. D.D.. 19 So. La Salle Street. Chicago. 111.; 
Williajn W. Leete. D.D., Room 611. Congresrationai House. Boston. Mass.; Rev. 11. H. 
Wikoff, 417 Market Street, San Francisco. Cal.; Assistant Field Secretary, Mrs. C. U. 
Taintor, Clinton. Conn. 

What about the Home Base? We heartily rejoice in the growth of our 
world-wide work, and now that our American Board's receipts are regularly 
more than a million dollars a year, we hope they will steadily increase till 
they are a million and a half. But that can only be done as we increase the 
sources of supply. We must look out for the Home Base or our world-wide 
work will suffer. There are thousands of communities in our own land 
which have no house of worship at all. If we can plant and develop good 
churches in them, we shall increase our power for usefulness both at home 
and abroad. 

« « « 

Our Swedish Congregational Church in St. ('loud, Minn., is prospering 
so that it is about to rebuild its house of worship. With a fine spirit of de- 
votion to the larger interests of the Kingdom, it is taking this opportunity to 
raise money enough to pay back to our treasury the $500 which as a grant 
helped to complete the old building. They write us : 

**This congregation realizes the great help they have had from the 
Building Society and are very thankful therefor ; but feel now that it is not 
more than right that the money should be paid back when God has so 
blessed us that we feel strong enough to do it, and also thinking about 
others who may need the help now more than we.'* 

« « # 

The applications for the Helping Hand of this Society come thick and 
fast. They come faster than the money needed to respond to them. Shall 
we refuse to help the struggling churches? Or will you double your offer- 
ing for this workt 

« « « 

The poster for the ** Tercentenary in the Sunday Schools*' is very at- 
tractive. We wish it might be hung in every one of our 6,000 Sunday 
Schools. It would waken in our army of 766,000 young people a new 
enthusiasm for Pilgrim ideals. 

« « # 

April is the month in which, by agreement among all the benevolent 
societies, the Sunday Schools are to make their contributions to the work 
of the Congregational Church Building Society. They have sent us money 


enough to complete fifty-nine churches in the last twenty-five years — more 
than two churches ii year. This year they will help to huild their Sixtieth 
Ofaorch. We hope they nmy also complete their sixty-first. 



John P. Sanderson, D.^. 

rN the land of broad prairies and 
boundless vistas; in the land of 
perpendicular and horizontal 
vision where the great landscape cir- 
cle touches the arch of the heavens 
as do the waters of the sea; in the 
land where the sun and moon really 
rise and set and the firmament show- 
eth its handiwork. In the land of 
niagniflcent distances with great art- 
eries of travel stretching westward 
to the Bad Lands and the Black 
Hills and then on to the Rockies and 
the Coast, with transverse lines 
f^idironing the prairies and uniting 
the cities and towns of the plains. 
In the land where northward wheat 
is king but yielding dominion to 
flax, other cereals and even corn ; 
southward where diversified crops 
are cultivated ; westward where the 
United States government is making 
the soil fertile and fruitful with its 
vait irritfation projeats. 

In the land of growing cities, pros- 
jierous villages and fine farm resi- 
dences; of public institutions, edu- 
cational, penal, reformatory and 
eleemosynary, of the modern type 
and standing. In the land girded 
nn its western line with mountain- 
I'Us hills with their wealth of gold 
and mineral products; in the land of 
opportunity and achievement, free 
Crom the stress of the maddening 
crowds and the whirl and noise of 
Ihe factories, where the multitude 
lire tilling the soil, filling the gam- 
iTs of the nation and living in do- 
mestic quiet and comfort. 

Such is the land of the Dakotas as 
it revealed itself to the Western Sec- 
retary and the Treasurer of the Con- 
gregational Church Building Society 
1)11 their first entrance into the two 
ureat commonwealths which jointly 
entered the Union in 1889. 

Three weeks of strenuous and un- 



interrupted travel, with hours late 
at night and early in the morning, 
with a new resting place each night, 
compassing three thousand miles of 
Dakota journeying, four times trav- 
ersing North Dakota east and west 
and twice the state of South Da- 
kota, with three hundred miles of 
auto travel, visiting more than fifty 
churches and acquainting themselves 
with conditions in scores of others, 
gave the official guests a fine per- 
spective of Congregationalism in 
these two expancUng states of the 

Congregationalism has not only 
found indigenous soil in the Da- 
kotas and taken firm rooting but is 
flowering forth in fine fruitage. In 
both Dakotas the main highways of 
travel are dotted with Congregation- 
al parishes with church building and 
parsonage, and with fine regard to 
inter-denominational comity, with 
no overlapping with our Presbyter- 
ian friends except in the few grow- 
ing centers of population where 
there seems ample justification for 
the presence of both. In many rail- 
way towns the religious interests are 
committed to the exclusive control 
of one denomination and by a rec- 
ognized comtiy Congregationalism 
very frequently ministers to the en- 
tire community without competition. 
The multiplication of churches of 
small membership, especially in 
North Dakota, raises inquiry, but 
these seedlings not only preempt the 
ground and determine future comity 
relations but are planted around 
larger centers in a contributory way. 
They are largely in sections not 
traversed by the railway. 

Entering North Dakota at Hank- 
Inson, where the Congregational 
Church, efficiently ministered to by 
Rev. H. C Jewell, is the only Prot- 
estant church, the official Pilgrims 
attended what was pronounced *'the 
very best" session of the North Da- 
kota Conference. Fargo, with it's 
First Church under the long time 
leadership of Dr. R. A. Beard, and 
Plymouth Church under the leader- 

ship of Rev. B. C. Ford, Fargo Col- 
lege, and the State Agricultural Col- 
lege called for a day, and incident* 
ally presented to our vision in the 
immediate vicinity of Plymouth 
Church a great opportunity of 
church development, for thereabouts 
is the most rapid and substantial 
residential development in this 
** Biggest LitUe City of the World." 

Grand Forks with its revived Con- 
gregational enterprise on the Uni- 
versity side of the city called for a 
Sunday stay and presented a rare 
opportunity which is being efficient- 
ly met by the pastor of the church. 
Rev. William H. Elfring, who is not 
only getting a hold upon the city 
population but developing active in- 
terest in the student life of the Uni- 

A sleeper bound to Williston in 
the northwest comer of the state, 
near where the Yellowstone empties 
into the Missouri, brought us to our 
destination before daylight. A 
hearty reception in Pastor Batten's 
fine parsonage was followed with a 
seven o'clock breakfast with twenty 
wide-awake laymen. Such cordial 
welcome began a day which ended 
with a ten o'clock P. M. Church 
supper and reception at Minot and 
a midnight retiring, because our 
train was belated more than five 
hours. But the strenuous day was 
well worth while, as it revealed a 
worthy plan of church building and 
parsonage at Williston the "City of 
Opportunity," and a fine opportun- 
ity of development in an otherwise 
unoccupied and rapidly growing sec- 
tion of Minot where a l^^tate Normal 
is located. This latter enterprise is 
being promoted by Rev. J. W. An- 
derson recently called from Helena, 

A night at Harvey afforded oppor- 
tunity for meeting the men of the 
church at dinner and a goodly con- 
gregation in the evening. Here has 
been remarkable material improve- 
ment in redecoration of church 
property and the erection of a beau- 
tiful bungalow parsonage, and what 



is of more importance the develop- 
meot of a fine optimism under the 
aggressive and energetic leadership 
of Hev. V. P. Welch. A day at New 
Rockford as guests at the parson- 
age, with Rev. and Mrs. Samuel 
Hitchcock, with a Congregatioual 
meeting in the evening and a visit 
to the Academy the following morn- 
ing; and then on to Valley City the 
seat of the oldest State Normal 
School, where under the direction of 
the pastor Rev. W. C. Lyon and an 

fine family ; then again westward for 
a Sunday at Dickinson where anoth- 
er fine opportunity for church ex- 
pansion presented itself. 

Eastward by way of Jamestown 
where Rev. Charles H. Phillips has 
done faithful work for more than 
twenty years; and then southward 
into South Dakota. Our first stop 
was at Redfield where we were 
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A, Loomis, 
weU known Congregationalists of 
South Dakota. An evening audience 


exceptionally fine group of co-labor- 
ers, the most beautiful building in 
North Dakota has been erected and 
finely equipped for religious, social 
and institutional purposes. An ear- 
ly daylight auto ride about the city 
and to the magnificent prospect hill 
over-looking the great valley; then 
a prolonged trip across the state 
westward to Beach ; and another 
early dawn auto trip to the Montana 
line; eastward to Glen Ullin as the 
guests of the gifted Armenian pas- 
tor, Rev. A. M. Asadoorian and his 

of the German students of Redfield 
College was followed by a survey of 
the College Campus and property by 
moonlight and also of the beautiful 
jind commodious church building 
whore Rev. J. P. Clyde ministers. A 
breakfast by candle-light and an 
early dawn auto ride eastward 
through Frankfort brought us to 
Clark— but not quite to Clark, for 
our Cadillac car landed us quite com- 
fortably into three feet of water by 
the roadside. The Secretary descend- 
ed thereinto a long-time Congrega- 



tioualist, but quickly emerged with 
the full orders of a Baptist. The re- 
habilitation of himself and Superin- 
tendent Thrall in parson Jenney's 
garments, short in the limb and nar- 
row in the waist, was worthy of the 
service of an Eastman kodak. The 
Secretary's suitcase and Sunday best 
were generously donated to the soil 
of South Dakota. The generous hos- 
pitality afforded in the Jenney par- 
sonage and the aid of a village tailor 
restored the travelers to normal con- 
dition; at four P. M., with Pastor 
Christianson as chauffeur, a further 
auto ride landed us at sis in his own 
parish at Watertown. Here the 
foundations of a church buildinj; are 
laid and the plans revealed a spaci- 

the Black Hills. Here Pastor Wat- 
son has led his forces in the success- 
ful completion of as complete and 
economical church plan as we saw 
in our travels. Sharing the hospi- 
tality of his home in a late breakfast 
after a survey of the city and its 
surroundings under the leadership 
of General Missionary D. J. Perrin, 
we made a half -day's journey to 
Newell, the northwestern terminus 
of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway system and in part of the 
(Treat irrigation project. Here is a 
little miracle town with certain fu- 
ture and with a comely Congrega- 
tional church and parsonage where 
Rev. Fred Smith greeted us. Mr. 
Smilh served as chauffeur for a for- 


ous and ambitious building made 
possible onjy by the friendly aid of 
denominational help such as the 
Buildine Society renders. First sup- 
per, and then another forty mile au- 
to drive across the prairies in th« 
cool moonlight landed us at ten 
o'clock at Hetland. 

A half day at the Central Associa- 
tion at Hetland, and then a hundred 
mile auto drive with Pastor Fair- 
bank of Erwin as chauffeur, to Hu- 
ron, visiting a dozen churches en 
route, and arriving at Huron for a 
hasty dinner in the home of Super- 
intendent Thrall before the evening 
meeting at the church. An after 
meeting auto ride in the full moon- 
light about the city and then the 
sleeper westward to the thriving 
Rapid City which lies at the foot of 

ty mile trip over the plains and hills 
to Belle Pourche, traversing the won- 
derfully interesting irrigation dis- 
trict. We arrived at Belle Fourche 
at a late hour because of an uncer- 
tain Ford movement, and found the 
congregation waiting our advent, 
and ourselves waiting until ten 
o'clock for our evening meal at the 

A marvellous morning auto ride 
down into Spearfish Valley and on 
to Spearfish, where a genuine sur- 
prise awaited us in the assembled 
hundreds of students in the great 
hall of the State Normal School 
where a quartet and chorus were 
rendering the opera of "Martha," 
The wild and wooly west must be far 
beyond this beautiful valley, for in 
(his unusual setting was as fine an 



assemblage of youth as could be seen 
anywhere on the continent. The un- 
sparing attention of President Cook 
enabled us to have full survey of 
the great plant which has grown 
from small beginnings under his 
leadership; and the gracious hospi- 
tality of Mrs. Powell, the accom- 
plished minister of the Spearfish 
Church, in entertaining us as her 
guesta for dinner, prepared us for a 
strenuous afternoon. In a new Ford 
(of 1917 model), being tested for 
the first time by oar skillful chauf- 

on the rear platform astride the 
brake while we ascended to a 6,500 
feet level at the Trojan gold mine 
amid most inspiring scenery, loop- 
ing the loop twice and thrice- 
Thence we descended to Deadwood. 
The substantial business sectioo 
of Deadwood indicated a population 
more than twice of that claimed. 
After a survey of our well located 
church property and recognitioa of 
its distinct place in the community 
we shared the hospitality of Rev. 
and Mrs. E. S. Keck who are buc- 


teur, Mr. Lyman of Spearfish, we 
ascended nine miles on a grade of 
eight hundred feet in thirty minutes 
up Spearfish Canon in a hazardous 
ride of fascinating interest as we 
rounded the sharpest curves with- 
out sounding a horn, through the de- 
file .iust broad enough for a railway 
track, dashing stream and our own 
roadway and with the great cliffs 
stretching skyward a thousand feet 
on both sides of us. The accommo- 
dating conductor of the Canon train 
delayed starting from Spearfish and 
we reached the first station in time 
to complete the Canon rid*', sitting 

cessfully leading this church enter- 

Again we turned eastward on the 
night sleeper. The next day we spent 
in the survey of a typical German 
Church at Parkston, one of a group 
of churches of marked Evangelical 
type and served by Rev. George L. 
Zocher; and then on to Mitchell, the 
third toi\'n of the state, where Bev. 
Charles S. Osgood has associated 
with him representative community 
leaders in the conduct of one of the 
best South Dakota churches. A Sun- 
day service in the fine imposing 
building of the church in beautiful 



lioiix Palls, where Rev. Leslie W. 
Sprague efficiently leads, brought 
oar itinerary to a close. 

Through all our journeying two 
things were outstanding: First, the 
fine leadership of the administrative 
forces in the two states. Superin- 
tendent Stickney has seen the devel- 
opment of North Dakota Congrega- 
tionalism and Superintendent Thrall 
that of South Dakota from the early 
beginnings and both have been main 
factors in the marvellous growth. 
Both attended us in much of our 
jonmeying. Their assistants, or 
lieutenants. Rev. W. Knighton 
Bloom in the north and west of 
North Dakota ; and Bev. J. G. 
Dickey, in the south and weet of the 
same state; and Rev.' D. J. Perrin, 
associated with Superintendent 
Thrall throughout South Dakota, 
are most efficient adminiBtrators of 
their trust. They directed onr jour- 
neys, accompanying us much of the 
time, and revealed most intelligent 

grasp of their problem and bo gave 
us clear vision of the whole program 
of Congregationalism in theso two 
great states. 

The other feature outstanding to 
our vision was the highly satisfac- 
tory and very substantial evidence 
of the exceeding helpfulness of the 
Church Building Society in planting 
Congregationalism so strongly in 
these two commonwealths. The in- 
vestment of $175,000 in North Da- 
kota and of $200,000 in South Dakota 
has brought large returns on the out- 
lay. Not only are the four hundred 
and fifty churches of these two states 
contributing annually nearly $45,000 
for general benevolence but they are 
expending nearly $300,000 annually 
in their own work, and they hold 
church properties within the two 
states of more than a million and a 
half dollars of value. Without the 
investment of the Congregational 
Church Building Society little of 
this result would have been possible. 

IMaaibcrahIp, 7H| Sandar Sehiiol, 3B0| ■ibobk 10,000 GvnnnB RunaUui vnlnt . 
rrnyrrtr, *M.O0e («BtlmiitFd>. Wr bavc voted n Iran «f fO.OOO to this chMrch.] 





Office: 80C Conff relational House. Boston, Mass. 

President, Rev. Clarence F. Swift, D.Dj Missionary and Extension Secretary. Rev. 
William Ewlns. D.D.; Treasurer, Samuel F. Wllkins. 


Before the March American Missionary is received the Sunday-School 
Society will have closed its eighty-fifth year. At the present writing the 
full reports are not summed up. The gifts for January were $2,418.95 in 
advance of the corresponding month of the previous year, and the receipts 
for the first eleven months were $3,444.71 in advance. The increased gifts 
from the living, and generous bequests, indicate a growing appreciation of 
the work which is being done and gives encouragement for the future. 


The midwinter meeting at Chicago brought together a number of the 
workers of the Extension Department and the Educational Secretaries of 
the Sunday -School Society.' They had worked together so closely and hap- 
pily that there seemed to be no line of division. The reports from the wide 
fields showed the imi)ortance of the Sunday-School Society in carrying out 
the program for the Kingdom in our own and other lands. The sentiment 
expressed was very clear that whatever the organization might be, Sunday- 
school extension and Sunday-school improvement must go hand in hand. 

St. Louis 

A visit to the Maplewood and Fountain Park Churches showed wide- 
awake bands of workers pushing for Sunday-school enlargement and im- 
provement. The pastors of these churches, as well as the superintendents, 
are gi^'.ng their best efforts for the young people. Conferences with other 
workers in'the city showed encouraging results. The heroic efforts for im- 
proved, as well as enlarged, Sunday schools made for many years by Dr. 
O'Brien, the Secretary of the district, have led to results which will abide. 

The Chattanooga Conference 

The Third Southern Congregational Congress, held with the new Pilgrim 
Church at Chattanooga, Tennessee, was in every way an inspiring occasion. 
All departments of work in the Southland were brought under review, and 
plans made for enlargement. Religious education in its different phases 
occupied a larger place in the program than any other subject. Our South - 
ern churches are thoroughly aroused to its importance. The Sunday schools 
in which our young people are enrolled furnish the largest opportunity for 
rendering a great service. "How shall we plan for improving onr Sunday- 
school work?'* was the question most frequently put to the Sunday-school 
Pilgrim by pastors and delegates at this meeting. 

A Trip in Alabama 

The Independent Church in Birmingham, with which the Church of the 
Pilgrims has united, is using a Jewish synagogue for Sunday-school pur- 
poses, and has one of the best equipped plants for religrious instruction in 


the country, with separate rooms, desks, black boards, and other material. 
A good work is being done which gives promise for building up a strong 
church. At Thorsby the young people and instructors in the Institute are 
becoming religious leaders in many communities throughout the state. 
Alabama is a good place for holding Sunday-school institutes. At Christian 
Hill Church of Midland City delegates of our three churches in the vicinity 
and also representatives of other schools met for an institute, Saturday 
evening and all day Sunday. At Antioch Church of Andalusia over a hun- 
dred eager people gathered for afternoon and evening sessions. A look into 
the faces of the eager and attentive young people would convince anyone 
that the work is well worth while. 

Down^in Florida 

It is demonstrated in West Tamx>a that our Cuban "new Americans" 
can be reached for good Sunday-school work. While nominally Catholic, 
they have forsaken, some of them for a generation or more, the church of 
their fathers. They are ready for the best that we can give them, and the 
workers at West Tampa are rendering a great service. The churches at 
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Winter Park and Sanford are doing good work, 
and seeking to do better for our own American people, including large num- 
bers who go from the North to the land of sunshine and flowers during the 
winter season. Helping the Sunday-school work there may gladden our 
own lives, if we are fortunate enough to enjoy the delights of a Florida 
winter. The veteran editor. Dr. Hazard, enjoys the church home at St. 
Petersburg, and gives wise counsel from his wide experience in Sunday- 
school work. The Jacksonville Sunday school is one of the best in the 
state, and is earnestly striving to be one of the best in the land. Its enthu- 
siastic superintendent is bringing in the most improved methods. An adult 
Bible class numbering about one hundred members is surpassed by few. 

Through Georgia 

Atlanta Theological Seminary has a large place in Congregationalism 
in the Southland, where young men and women are trained for the Chris- 
tian ministry. The students are always eager to receive a Sunday- 
school message. The Seminary had just joined with the churches of the city 
in carrying out successfully a Sunday-school institute, led by Secretary 
O'Brien and Superintendent J. F. Blackburn of the Sunday-school Society, 
together with other workers. Another imi)ortant center is in Piedmont 
College, overflowing with robust, buoyant, young manhood and woman- 
hood. It is most encouraging to note the development of this splendid insti- 
tution. We know of no other in the land which has made more rapid or 
substantial progress. It would be impossible to overestimate the influence 
of this school upon the religious, moral, and social life of the Southland. 

North Carolina 

In the Carolinas as elsewhere, the Pilgrim faith breaks forth into 
useful service. At Salisbury, famed in war time as the place of one of 
the great Confederate prison camps, there is now an earnest Congregational 
church made up of our brothers and sisters of the South. In building a par- 
ish house to precede the church, special attention has been given for Sun- 
day-school appointments. They are eager for the latest and best things for 
religious education. 

Our Colored Brethren 

Some of the most earnest work is done in our colored churches, 
fostered by the American Missionary Association whose secretaries have 
gladly co-operated with Dr. O'Brien and the state superintendents. 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 
Henry \. Stimson, D. D., President; William A. Rice, D. D., Secretary; B H. Fancher. 




FOR THE MONTH OF JANirARY 1916 and 1917 

Nmm's SniQf Schnlt Aswiitim 

Y.P.ICE.S. Itmhmm MtHmk Mmmmi mil 

1916 14.842.83 $144.24 $100.65 $23.06 $1,417.44 $2,844.31 $8,872.62 

1917 .... 5,168.59 396.66 122.89 39.84 666.27 4.805.00 11.199.25 

Increase .. . $825.76 $2r.2.42 ?22.24 116.79 $1,960.69 $2,826.73 

Decrease .. 751.17 




We asked one of the Secretaries of the Sustentation Fund of the Pres- 
byterian Church, what reply they made to those who criticise it, because of 
its cost of membership. He rather surprised me by his prompt reply, "We 
have had no such criticisms; the cost is so moderate, no such criticism is 
made." This has not been the experience of The Annuity Fund for Congre- 
gational Ministers. Still we are happy to say that such criticisms, so far as 
we know, have been limited to a few. If, however, even one of our Congre- 
gational ministers has that feeling, it is incumbent upon those who have 
been called to promote the Annuity Fund, to make a frank and exact reply. 

In the first place, let us remember that the Presbyterian Sustentation 
Fund, upon which the Congregational Annuity Fund is based, has only a 70 
year class of membership. The Annuity Fund has a 65 year as well as a 70 
year class. We understand that there is a demand among Presbyterian 
Ministers for a 65 year class and the Sustentation Board is planning to 
establish such a class as optional. This fact confirms the judgment of the 
Trustees of The Annuity Fund, that a 65 year class would meet a general 
desire, even at an increased cost. In this class the member pays five fewer 
payments and his annuity begins five years e.irlier than in the 70 year class. 
These facts make the 65 year class attractive to most of our members. 
Nearly all of the more than 350 ministers who have joined the Annuity 
Fund, chose the 65 year class. But in the 70 year class, the rates are lower 
— ^just as low as in the Presbyterian Sustentatien Fund, agaimat wliidi 


there is no criticism. Any of our ministers who feel that the cost in the 65 
year class is too great, can choose the 70 year class, where the rate is lower. 

Buty in the second place, we do not believe that the cost of membership 
in the 65 year class is prohibitive, even to the Home Missionary, or other 
pastors on the average Congregational salary. 

Membership in The Annuity Fund should be secured by the minister, 
immediately following his ordination. Every minister should begin, with 
his earning period, to provide for life's emergencies — ^for disability, sickness 
and old ege. In fact we have found that most of our ministers do this, gen- 
erally, heretofore, by taking out Life Insurance. As a rule it is a $1,000 
policy, either a 20 year Endowment, a 20 Payment Life, or a straight life. 
At age 28 — the average age of ordination — a 20 year Endowment policy for 
$1,000 will cost $45.32 a year ; a 20 year Payment Life will cost $33.55, and 
a straight life will cost $19.95. Membership in The Annuity Fund at 28 
will cost annually until age 65, $23.70. On the supposition that The Annuity 
Fund Memberships become of full value in the next ten years, and we are 
confident that such will be the case, the returns of such membership are 
away and beyond comparison, more valuable than those from these several 
thousand dollar life insurance policies. This statement is suceptible of 
actual demonstration. 

The investment which the minister makes himself in The Annuity 
Fund, if he has labored in the Congregational churches thirty years, at age 
65, will yield a larger annuity than any option under these Insurance 
Policies will yield, when you take into the calculation the actual cost. But 
membership in The Annuity Fund provides for certain possible contingen- 
cies in life's experiences, for which the Life Insurance policies make no pro- 
vision whatever. For example, total disability, annuity to the widow or 
minor children. And, besides, a $300 annuity to a widow for the rest of her 
single life, is vastly more valuable than a lump sum of $1,000 or, even twice 
that. An income of $300 a year is equal to 5 per cent, per annum on $6,000. 

Such wonderful results are possible only because the church undertakes 
to put into the Annuity Fund $4 for every $1 the minister puts into it. 

No minister with wife and children should consent to save less, annually, 
than the cost of membership in The Annuity Fund. In the 65 year class 
from age 21 to 40, the cost is from $21.47 to $38.22 anually. In the 70 year 
class it is still less. 

For such reasons we do not hesitate to say that the cost of membership 
in The Annuity Fund is not prohibitive to our pastors on home missionary 
and other low salaries. And against every contingency and misfortune which 
may hinder such membership, the Board of Ministerial Relief stands as a 
rock of refuge and wall of defense. Not one shall fail of help in the time 
of need. Therefore, every minister should get under and help lift to the place 
of the highest advantage and greatest success, these twin agencies of the 
denomination for the benefit of our ministers, Ministerial Relief and 



"And when the Sabbath was past, 
Mary Magdalene, and Mary the 
mother of James, and Salome had 
brought sweet spices that they 
might come and anoint him. 

And very early in the morning the 
first day of the week, they came un- 
to the sepulchre at the rising of the 

Three wise men traveled across 
desert stretches laden with gifts for 
the Bethlehem Babe. Three women, 
according to Mark's story, came to 
the tomb, bringing sweet spices to 
anoint the body of their dead Mast- 
er, who during His short life of 
thirty-three years had spoken as 
never man spake and had wrought 
as never man wrought. 

We try to imagine their feelings as 
they stole quietly out of the gates of 
the city that first Easter morning 
' * before it was yet day. ' ' The tragic 
experiences of the past hours, all 
they had seen and felt during that 
eventful day of the crucifixion of 
Calvary, lay heavy on their hearts. 
Their eyes could not penetrate the 
cloud of darkness, personal grief and 
fear which enshrouded them. Was 
not their beloved Teacher, the Com- 
panion of their daily joys and sor- 
rows, the Friend of the common peo- 
ple, the Messiah of the Jewish race 
lying dead in the rock-hewn tomb of 
the garden? And yet with hearts 
filled with love and loyalty, and with 
a burning faith which even the sight 
of His death could not quench, they 
took the first opportunity — for the 
day previous had been the Sabbath 
— to bring sweet spices which their 
own hands had prepared, so Luke 
tells us, to anoint His body for the 

Over nineteen hundred years have 

passed. Today as followers of the 
same Leader, we are grateful for the 
knowledge which has been granted 
to us that the Christ who rose from 
the tomb that Easter morning has 
lived and still lives in the hearts and 
deeds of men during all the centur-^ 
ies and throughout all land& He has* 
been the vital, redeeming force in 
the history of the world. 

Qreater assurance for our faith 
have we than these Judean women 
ever had, yet do we not need to 
learn a lesson from their devotion 
and loyalty t What sweet spices can 
we oflfer for His honor t 

We must not loiter and linger by 
the way. We must come in the dusk 
and shadows of the early morn be- 
fore the day dawns. There is no 
time for delay, for the King's busi- 
ness requireth haste. 

Shall we bring Him our lovet *'If 
ye love me, keep my command- 
ments," He said. 

Shall we bring Him our gratitude t 
"Even as ye have received the gift, 
so shall ye minister the same one to 

Shall we offer Him our lives — all 
that we are and have — the wealth of 
our stewardship, our noblest 
thoughts, our best talents, our brav- 
est deeds? "Feed my sheep," Jesus 
said to Peter. And again, "Inas- 
much as ye have done it unto the 
least of these my brethren ye have 
done it unto me." 

"In love my soul would bow, 

My heart fulfill its vow. 
Some offering hrinf^ Thee now, 

Something for Thee. 

All that I am and have, 

Thy gifts 80 free. 
In Joy, in grief, through life. 

Dear Lord, for Thee!" 





•Before It Waa Yet Day" 

Mrs. John Froschl. 


Hymn — ''On the resurrection morning." 

Scripture — The Resurrection — John 20: 

"Always there mu»t be prayer; only at 
dawn it leads to labor and at eve to 
rest." — ^James Martineau. 

Prayer — By leader, or a selection from 
"God's Minute/' a book of 365 Daily 
Prayers. (Baker & Taylor Co.) 

Hymn — ^An Blaster Song, by some jun- 
iors. (If possible.) 

Recitation — Easter. By a Junior. 

The barrier stone has rolled away, 

And loud tSie angels sing; 
The Christ comes forth this blessed day 

To reign a deathless king. 
For shall we not believe He lives 

Through such awakening? 
Behold, how CU>d each April gives 

The miracle of Spring. 

— Edwin L. Sabin. 

Bible reading on topic "Before It Was 
Tet day." 

Matt. 28:1— -"As it began to dawn." 

Mark 16:2 — "Very early in the morn- 

LfOke 24:1 — "Very early in the morn- 

John 20:1—" While it was yet dark." 

They came to minister to a dead 
ChriBt, we have a living Ohrist to serve 
"while it is day." 

Offering hymn — "Master, no offering, 
costly and sweet." 

Reception of offering. 

Suggestions for after-Easter medita- 
tion on 2 Cor. 5:15. 

"He died for all, that they which live 
should not henceforth live unto them- 
selves, but unto Him which difd for 
them, and rose again." 

"Go tell those friends which believe in 

I go before them into Galilee." 

He did not tell Mary to go preach, but 
to go — and say. — ^Jdhn 20:17. 

"I will meet them."— Mark 16:7. 

In a life controlled by this resurrection 
gospel, — self loses all governing power. 

"To the selfishness of avarice, this 
gospel goes up boldly even while the 
miser clutches his gold, and says: 'Give 
to him that asketh of thee, and from him 
that would borrow of thee, turn not 
thou 'away. 

To the sel&shness of anger it addresses 
itself, even when the red spot is still 
upon the brow of the angry: 'Let not 
the sun go down upon your wrath;' 'Bless 
them that curse you, and pray for them 
that despitefully use you.' 

To the selfishness of pdde, even in its 
haughtiness and arrogance, it says: 'In 
honor preferring one another, be clothed 
with humility, let each esteem another 
better than himself.' 

To the selfishness of indifference to the 
concerns and condition of others — in the 
city, in the village, in the mountains, in 
Alaska, in Porto Rico — It says: 'Look 
not on thine own things, but likewise on 
the things of others.' 

That they which live should not 
henceforth live unto themselves — but un- 
to Christ." 

— Adapted from Punshon. 


Qod of love, cleanse thou our hearts 
of all selfishness. Fill them full of 
Christian love, of love like Christ's, for 
brother and neighbor, and hasten the 
coming of His Kingdom. Amen. 

Receipts for Schauffler Building and 
Endowment Fund including duplicate re- 
ceipts for 18 months ending January 1, 

Receipts for 




Utah 1 

12.00 1 6.00 

1 18.00 


649.75 675.61 



14.25 12.50 


Michigan .... 

276.00 926.56 



965.00 1.626.00 



413.50 737.12 


No. California. . 



Mass. & R. I . . 

5.00 9,253.00 



5.00 5.00 


N. Hampshire 

500.00 603.00 


Indiana . . . . 

26.00 187.82 



18.66 55.00 


Kansas . . 

229.42 436.50 


New Jersey . . 

79.65 113.75 



342.00 1,064.17 


Wisconsin . . 

15.00 121.66 





3. Dakota 



Colorado .... 




• • • • • 



\''ermont .... 









New York . . . 



Ark., Tenn. 

& Ky 



Nebraska . . . 








} 365.08 


Total $3,666.72 $19,625.81 $23,292.63 




The Gongregational Home Missionary Society 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 


AL.ABAMA — 162.52. 

Ajidalnslat Antioch. 6.26. Brantley > 
2.75. Doalert 2. Gentryt 16.50. Glenwoodi 
2. II«l«rvlll«i 7. Headland t 1. Thorabyi 
22.18. Trinity t 1.83. Indlvldnali 1. 

COLORADO— #53.10. 

DenTeri North, 8.10: Plymouth, 80. Fort 
Hlortfani Ger. Assembly, 10. Greeley t Oer., 

CONNECTICUT— $2,427.91. 

The Miss. Soc. of Conn,* Wm. F. English, 
Treas.. 1,408.97. Bridgeport i Park St. C. 
E., 2.70. East Haddami 9.50. Green wick t 
2nd, Stillson Benev. Soc . 450. Uartfordi 
Immanuel, Indiv., 3. Merldent 1st., 26. 
Monroes 5.25. Newtoni S. S., 6.90. Staos- 
fordt Swedish, 6. Stratford t S. S., 10. 
Thompsons 11.85. Wsishlnctons 20. Indl- 
▼Idnals 22.75. 

W. H. .M. U., Mrs H. DeWitt Williams, 
Treas. New HaTens L. B. S., 15. Farming- 
tons W. A.. 15. New Mllfords W. H. B.. 25. 
MUfords 1st W. H. M. U., 10. Kenalnatons 
W. H. S., 25. New Havens United, A. S., 82. 
BHdseports South. U B. F., 20. My sties 
Y. W. A., 10. South Britain s W. A., 15. 
Hartfords 1st. A. Walker Aux., 80. Strat- 
fords W. H. M. S., 31. Brldsewaters Aux., 
21.50. Saybrooks 8.49. Roclcvllles Union, 
L. A. a. 25. Wlnsteds Ist W. C. U.. 29. 
Norwich s 1st Broadway, 10. Merldens 1st 
W. L., 85. Brlatols W. A., 29. N. Wood- 
stocks L. A. S., 8. MIddlellelds 7. Total, 

GEORGIA— 12.90. 

Tnckert 1.90. Indlvldnals 1. 
IDAHO — 116.00. 

Aberdeen s Neu Guadenfeld. 6. individ- 
uals 10. 

ILLINOIS— 1255.33. 

ConiP. Conf.s J. W. Iliff. Treas., 255.83. 
INDIANA— 11.00. 

Whltinisrs Plymouth, 1. 

IOWA— 1262.43. 

ConKresratlonal Conferences S. J. Pooley, 
Treas., 262.43. 

MAINE — 139.51. 

Cons. Conf. and Miss. Soc; Geo. F. Gary. 
Treas., 22.16. Baths Winter St., 10.35. 
Harrisons 5. Little Deer Isles 2. 

MASSACHUSETTS — $1,624.02. 

Mass. H. M. Soc.s J. J. Walker. Treas.. 
521. Ashbys Orthodox, 30. Beckets North, 
6.58. Bostons Park St.. 157. Bridarewaters 
Scotland, 1.25. Danverss Maple St., 100. 
Dorchester s Central (Indlv.), 5. Florences 
49.50. Lawrences Lawrence St. S. S., 30; 
South, 6.91. LunenburKi 6.93. Newton 
Centres 1st Ch. in Newton, 121.77. Marl- 
boros 1st S. S., 15. Middlefields 4.58. In- 
dlTidualss 38.50. 

W. If. M. A. of Mass. and R. I.t By Ellen 
A. Smith, Asst. Treas , 530. 

MICHIGAN — $229.98. 

Mich. Conv. Conf.s L. P. Haieht. Treas., 
MINNESOTA — $61.89. 

Cons. Conf.s J. J. McBride. Treas.. J57.94. 
Kasotas Swedish, 3.96. 

MONTANA— $26.80. 

Antelopes 5. BalnvUles 1.95. Dooleys 
5. Helenas Ladles Soc, 4. Lanarks 1.20. 
Plentywoods 6. Sidneys Ladles' Soc, 3.15. 

NEBRASKA— $225.00. 

LIncolas 1st Ger., 100. Sutton s 1st 
Ger., 110; New Hope, 15. 

Corrections Contribution of $60 reported 
last month at Scotland, a Dak., should be 
from German Church, McCook, Nebr. 

NEW^ HAMPSHIRB — $107.39. 

N. H. H. M. S.s A. B. Cross, Treas., 76.34. 
HaverhlUs 1st, 9. New Castles 4.05. Troy 

NEW JERSEY— $479.56. 

Cedar Groves 5.50. Cloaters 20. Dovers 
Swedish, 5. Haworths 10. Jersey CItyt 
Waverly, 20. Maple Shades 10. Notleyi 
St. Paul's. 40. River Ed^es 1st. S9.81. 
Wcstnelds 79.26. 

New Jersey Home Missionary Society s 

A. H. Ellis, Treas., 250. 

NEW YORK— $392.20. 

N. Y. Con a. Conf.s Chas. W. Shelton. 
Treas., 72.96. Brooklyn s Bushwlck Ave. 
50; EvansreU 23; Maple ton Pk., C. E. Soc, 
2.50; Park, S. 8., 8; South, a 8., 16. Crown 
Points 1st, 7.30. N. Y. Cs Camp Memorial, 

24. Parlns 6. Ponarhkeepsles 1st, 117. 
Spencerports 62.50. Watertowns Emanuel, 
12.94. Inillvlduali 2. 

NORTH DAKOTA— $72.77. 

Dosrdens 1.64. EldHd^es 7.60. QranviUes 
10. Heatons 1st, 10. Hebron s German, 4. 
Hettlnsers 17.15. Hurds 1.76. Max Baaai 
4.69. Minots 1.61. Oberons 1.20. Overiys 
2. Portlands 7. Sawyers Hlgrhland, 4.S3. 

OHIO — $96.46. 

Mariettas 1st S. S., 8.26. Shaadoai 
35.20. Toledo! Ist, 26; 2nd, 27. 

OKLAHOMA— 1153.83. 

Chlckashas 10.6S. Jennlnipss 17.60. Man- 
chesters 12. Oklahonui CItys Pilffrlm, 8.76. 
Pleasant Homes 6.40. Weatherfords Ger. 

Zlon, 98.60. 

OREGON — $90.89. 

Forest Groves 15.89. Portlands 1st Ger, 

25. Individuals 50. 


CenterviUes 10. Chandlers VaUeys 5. 
Warrens Beth. Swedish, 10. Indlvidunlt 


Women^s Home MIsa. Unions Mrs. David 
Howells, Treas.^ Genolden, L. A. Soc-, 6. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $221.46. 

Aberdeen s 14.43. Akaskas Ger., S3.25. 
Armours 25. Bereafords 14.85. Bowdles 20. 
Casters 4.88. Hosmers Ger., 40. Keyiitones 
1.05. Letchers 6.99. Newell s 4. RedfleMs 
Ger.. 17. Slonx FaUss Ger. Emanuel, 10.60. 
Vermilions 89.62. WiUow Lakes 12.09. 
Yankton s 45. 

S. Dak. W. H. M. U. Aberdeen s W. H. B., 
5.43. Academy s 4.35; Thank OfTg., 4.S0. 
Alccstcrs 2.77. Athols 1.80. Armours 8.26. 
Belle Fourches 3.10. Creabards 2.16. Oano- 
vas 3.S5. Deadw<N>ds 2.50. DeSmeti 2.80. 
Krwins 2.70. Gothlandi 2.16. Huront 16. 
Lake Preston s 2.16. Loomlai LIO. Mo- 


brMcei I.IS. Mltekrlti 1. 
OMhaai TEo. Plrrrei 6.< 
G.SO. Hcc HclKhUi S.l 
SloBs FhIIbi II.2G. 

CBnTclloni Contribution of UO reported 
last month from church at Bcotland B. 
Dak., shoiitd be (rom aermsn Church, Mc- 
Cook. Nebr. 
TEm N N B9 8 BB— 1 1 G .0 D. 

NaiibTllIci Union. IG. 
TBXA9 — tUS.TE. 

Dallani WInnetha H. &, S.7S; Central. 

deuai Zoar. It; 0«r. BL 

3,SS. - 

QTceaiiharai l». ladlvldwai : 

_. Salem, 4b. 

Tllitt I'hllB. Oerm&n, SO; L. M. S., 10. Mp*- 
kaaei Wtatmlnater, 2.50. Walla Waltai 
Zlon. 100. 

WlB. CuBK. AlUW. U L. Olda, Tfhb.. 

.. MelBon, AiBt. G. 




A LAB AKA— t S. 0. 

AaaUtm let, t. 

tadlvldBBli 2. 

ladlTldaali GO. 

COLOR ADO— t G 8 1. • 2. 

Bvthanrt Oer. HoffnunKS, B.BO. Dvavari 
_ . .___._ . Q^j, ^g j^^ 

Srd, SO. 07. 

r (Beth.), SG. 

Ota I Pllgrrlro 



IDAHO — t<l-O0. 

• lit. 10. 

ILLl N OI S— 1 4 7 e. S S. 

II L Cans. Coal.) J. W. I HIT, Trea*., 
121.30. Ckleacm St. Jamea. Qer., <. Cka- ' 
aoai let, lau.ev. ladlvlduli G. 

W. u. H. V.t Mrs. W. U. Pitch, Treaa., 
4: JackionvUle 8. S., 4. 

Ancalai let, ao. FalraaBati lit, t. 
Garri 1G.7G. Michlsu Cllri Emmanuel, 

Iowa Cobb. Coaf.i a J. Poolejr, Traaa., 
2G4.26. viBlBci (Indiv.). 1. 

AieXBBderi II.OG. BaalBei IS.OG; Qer- 

W. H. H. D^ Hr>. H. De Witt WIlllsmB, 
Treos. NewHavraiCh, of the Redeemer, 33. 
Wcat Atobi Jun. Aui, GO. New Hbtvbi 
Uulted L.. A. S., 120. Hlirordi Plymouth S. 
8., Ifl.lZ. Plaatavlllei L. A. S. G. Madlxmi 
Adz.. 10. WaterlowBi 10, HaaoTcn IG. Col- 
HBBVllIrt 10. Deep Rl*eri G. aarlfordi 
lat W. H. M. a, GO. UBlonTlllri Aus.. 10. 
BIsBBiAeldl L. B. 8.. i. firm Caanani W. 
B. H. 8.. 23. KeBBlBKlaai Aui., 10. Hart- 
lordi South. 10. 

WaaklBi ■ 

ladlTldnali l<i. 
FLOR ID A— 13 9 1. S t. 

Crratal SprlBXii 4. PhiUpi 
PetervhBrsi 84.84. Tarareai 
Parki SO. ladlvldaali 217. 

W. H. M. C. Mra. Drew, 1 

Halan Aus.. 1. 

Astloehi G. AtlBBta: 
dlea' Union. IS.IG. BarBeaviii 
13.40. CrdartBWBi lit. 3. Do- 
Arbor. 4.18. Bant Alkaari 6 
friendship, 4.75. MeaBrvliici 

. 2. Waldroai 

ladlvMsali 4. 
LOUI 9 lA N A — 1 7 ) , 00. 
CalhaBBt Union. G.GO. 
JeaBlBBBt 1st. 48. 

iBdlTldBBll IG. 

roai Hquallty, 


MAINB— 8128.88. 

MatBe CoBK. Coaf. aad IIIbb. Bsci 18.88. 

Hailawelli Old South, ^- . . 

Nencaatlei 2nd, 38. I 
Snath PerUi let, 10. 1 
MAR Y L A ND— 1 1. 00 . 
iBdlTidaali 1. 

HCSBTTB— tG,SG9.44. 
!■■. Soc.i 


J. J. Walker, 


North, 43, Askfleldi __. 

uth, 12. 7T. Bcrkcleri IG. 
G3.80. Bradfordi Ist Ch ol 

, 33. T6. CarlUlei 

-1 Central, 28. Chieope 

65. TG. braavlUe Cn 



Z0.S3: Mt. Pleasant. i^ou 

, Lake Weatmli 

. .. Evangelic-.. __. ^ 

LBBcaBleri Evangelical, 12.11. 
en PIlKrim, 8. S.. 7.81. LoweUi 
New Bedtordi North, 37.98. Nartk 
BG. N. Hadleri 2nd, 2G. Pltta- 
Ch. of Christ, 400. Sbelbonc 

-. ™.._, „ ,, We« Hbb- 

eai neowari 2nd, 7,17. 
Ist, W. H. M. 8., ■ " 

I East Charlemont. 

E. Soc G.38. West 

Central, 16; La- Xl^^'t'" 


W. H. M. A. of Meaa. aBi| R. Li B. A. 
8mllh, AsB't Treaa. Worcester: W, Aux., 
Bethany. 10. Varlonai G30. 
HICH IG AN — 1 1 6G. 8 9. 

C!oBK, Coaf.i I. P. HalKht. Tr«M., 188.88. 



MINNBSOTA— 187.78. 

OoBK. CoBf.1 J. M. McBride. Treas.. 69.61. 
Lake Cltyi Swedish. 1.17. WoadeU 
Brook, Swedish Mission, 6. IndlWdnali 



Falloai German Freidens, 40. Jordaas 
German, 6.60. Plevnai Pilgerheim & Im- 
manuel, 50. Watklasi Freudenthal, 16. 

NEBRASKA— $420.60. 

Coair* CoBf.1 S. I. Hanford. Treas.. 198.60. 
Alllaaeei German, 7. Frleadt German. 70. 
Geraiaatowai German, 10. HastlaKsi Ger- 
man, Emmanuel, 50; 1st, German, 50. Red 
Cloadi (Indiv.), 5. Scotts Bluff i German, 
20. ladlTldaals 10. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE— 1399.22. 

N^ H. Hoaie Ittl»a. Soe.t A. B. Cross, 
Treas., 142.71. Berllas 7.15. Bristol i 25. 
Brookilaei 5. Coaeordt 1st (Indiv.), 26.75. 
DabUai Trinity, 8. Greealleldi Union, 13. 
Lymei 30.06. lUerldeat 18. Nashua i Pil- 
grim, 59.05. Wolfeboroi 1st, 55. ladivld- 
nals 9.50. 

I Ist, 134.41. 


East Oraasei Ist, 134.41. En Harbors 
Emmanuel, 5. Glea Rldg:ei Men's Leasrue: 
450. Jersey Cltyi 1st, 60. Ltadeawolds 
(Indiv.), 4. Moatclalri 1st. 8. S.. 25. Pat- 
ersoat Auburn St. (Indiv.), 5. ladlvlduali 

W. H. M. U^ M. C. Buell, Treas. Baltimore} 
Associate, 8.70. Boaad Brook i 19.14. 
Chathamt 15.17. Cedar Grovei 4.35. East 
Oraa^ei 1st. 47.85; Trln., 24.35. Glea 
Rldffei 94.25. Graatwoodi 15.74. Hawortht 
1.16. Jersey Cltyi Ist. 30.74. Moat- 
elalrt 1st, 95.70; Watchung Ave.. 26.83. 
Newarki Jube Mem., 28.18; Belleville Ave., 
16.82. Nntleyi 8.70. Oransei Hisrhland 
Avh.j 20.87. Passalct. 11.60. Patersoai 
16.55. Plalafleldi 60.87. River Edffei 29o. 
Upper Moatelalri 137.25. Veroaai 2.90. 
Wasktafftoat 1st, 121.07; Mt. Pleasaatt 
63.80; Ingram Mem., 59.94. Westflelds 
50.75. Woodbrldffei 8.12. 

NEW MEXICO— $82.50. 

Albuqaerqaei Ist, 70; Los Ranchos de 
Atrisco, 12.50. 

NEW YORK— $491.55. 

N. Y. CoBK- Coaf.i C. W. Shelton, Treas. 
115.38. Brookljat Ch. of the Pilgrims, 46.35. 
Daabnrrt 5. Eldredt 2.54. Howellst 6.75. 
Ittorrlstowas 1st. 6.51. Orlskaay Falls i 
13. Patcboffuei (j. E. Soc. 5. RIckfordi S. S.. 
2.75. Rodmaai 5. Syracunet Geddes, 19. 
WaltoBs S. S., 10. Watertowus Emmanuel, 
5.58. Woodvlllet 1st, 10. ladlvldnalt 47. 

W. H. M, U.I I. B. Kirkwood, Treas., 3. 
RIverbeady 5. Coareatryvillei M. S., 1.50. 
Pouffbkeepsles W. S^. 33. Grotoa Cttyi 
W. M.. 10. Moravia I W. M., 22. Syracuse t 
Good Will,. W. G.. 25; S. S.. Primary, 1 65. 
E. Bloomlleldx L. M. S, 20. B*way Tab- 
eraaclet S. for W. W.. 25. Jamestown i 1st. 
W. H. M., 10. RIverheadi 1st, W. H. M., 
7. Buffaloi 1st. W. H. M.. 25. 

Salisbury t 10. 

NORTH DAKOTA — $598.55. 

Amealat 5.07. Beach i 2.50. Bertboldi 
6.65. Blneffrassi German parish. 50. Bow- 
mani 5. Deerlngri 2.26. Drake: 27. Elarlas 
1.41. Esmonds 1st. 14. Farlandi 2.31. 
Footklllsi 1. Golden Valleys Bethel. 8.60. 
Friedens, 6.45; HofTnungrs. 13.40; Johannes, 
4.35; Pilsrrim, 2.20. Hanklnsons 45. He- 
broBi 1st, German, 15. Henslert 50c. 
Htllsboroi 9.18. Hnrdsfleldt 1.96. Knimi 
German. 65. Lawtont 7. Lltchvlllei 10 34. 
New Lelpslgrs German parish. 100. New 
Roekfords 36. Reederi 100.34. Repeat i 
10. Plereei 5. Sawyers 1.38. Stroud i 2. 
Wakeptoa: Ist, 75. 

W. H. BI. U^ M. M. White, Treasurer. 
tietchell, 12 Harvey s 5. Haaklasoas 15. 
Eldridffe. 1.65. Heasler, 1. Portlaads 2. 
Hett lasers 4. 

OHIO — $154.87. 

CoB^. Coaf., W. G., Eraser, Treas.. 
114.62. Colnmbuss South. 10. Oberllas 
2nd. S. S.. 30. Individuals 25c 

OKXAHOMA — $79.55. 

Carriers 11. Hlllsdales 19 55. Lawtoas 

8. Maaltous German Friedens. 8. 1%'eatk- 
erfords Zion's Ch.. German Conf.. 28. Wal- 
droas Kan., 12.07. Individuals 5. 

OREGON — $58.00. 

Betaalas 2.50. CorvalUss 1st. 15. laslei 
16.50. Portlaads Finn. Mis., 5. Smyraas 

9. Tillamook s 10. 


Braddocks 1st. 10; S. S., 6.67; (Indiv.). 
5. Coaldales 1st, Busy Bee Soc„ 4.50. 
Fonatala Sprla^as 3. Kaaes Ist. 23.50. 
Pblladelpblas Koxboroueh^ 15; Park, 32. 
MeadvUles Park Ave., 5.80. PIttsbarvki 
1st, 18. Plttstoas Welsh, 8.02. Plymaatki 
Elm, 5; Pilgrim, 4. Stoekdales Slavic, 10. 
TItusvllles Swedish, 1.80. ladlvldnals 82. 

W. H .M. Vn Mrs. David Howell. Treaa 
Mead^illes 5. 

RHODE ISLAND — $22.10. 

Riversides 11.10. ladlvlduals 11. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $661.16. 

Alcesters 22.50. Atbols 7.37. Belmoati 
Zoar (Parkston). 10. BulTalos 60c. Cam* 
ovas 15. Cbeyenaes 1.91. Clarks 21.84. 
St. Paul's German, Friedens and Bethel 
German. 20. Gregrorys 10.75. Henrys 3.86. 
Columbia I 20.25. Cresbards 13. Bstelliaei 
16.65. Eureka s Israels, German. 15. 
German. 20. Gregorys 10.75. Hearys 3.86. 
Herrelds Jesus German, 10. Javai 10. 
Mission Hill, 42.94. Morean River, 2.70. 
New Undervroods 10.80. Oakes 2. Parkstoas 
75. Prestoas 2:70. Ree Helffhtss 67.50. 
Sioux Falls s 166.29. Spearflsks 23.40. Tar- 
tons 11.05. Tyndalls 15. Upper Ckeyeaaes 
1.50. Valley Spriair>t 27.45. VIrsia Creeks 
60c. Waubays 6. Wlafreds 4.50. ladl- 
vlduals 3. 

TENNESSEE — $12.63. 

Memphiss 1st, 12.63. 

TEXAS— $275.36. 

Dallass Central. 90; Junius Heights. 

15.87: Winnetka. 8; S. S.. 3.09. Texan 

Home Miss. Com., E. M. Powell. Sec. 

UTAH — $10.00. 

Offdens 1st. 10. 

VERMONT — $370.98. 

Vermont Domestic Miss. Soc J. T. 
Richie. Treas., 46.08. Bristols 5. GuUd- 
halls 2. Jerlchos 2nd, a S, 4. Liower 
Waterfordi 3. Mlddleburys S. S., 15. Mld- 
dletown Sprlnsas 18. Newport s 1st (In> 
div.). 10. North Pomfrets 2. Nortk Troys 
1st. 17. St. Jobnsburys N., 2. Soutk Herm 
A Grand Isles 15. ^West Cbarlestovrai 2. 
Individuals 7. 

W. H. M. U., Mrs. C. H. Thompson, 
Treas. Barnets W. H. M- 8.. 1. Ben- 
nlnfftons 2nd Ch , W. H. M. S.. 9. Brat- 
tleboros West, W. A., 4. Burllnirtons ColL 
SL W. H. M U., 15. Cabots W. H. M, 
S.. 4. CaHtletoBs L. W. Club. 4. Ckelae«s 
S. S., 5.35; S. P., Bacon. Ben. See. 10 Dor- 
sets East. W. H. M. S.. 65.50. FraakUa Co. 
Ass't Meetlnurs 2. Hlffkurates 1. H«l». 
bardtons Surprise Circle. 5. Islaad Pondt 
5. JeflTerson^-niet W. H. M. S.. 5. Jerieko 
Centers W. H. M, S., 20. Maacbesters 'W. 
H. M. S.. 10. Morrlsvllles W. H. M. S., 4. 
Newfanes H. Circle. 12. Perus Friends. 
1.25. Plttsfords S. S., 4.40.. Raadolpkt 




Bethany M. S.. 6. Raadolpk Centers H. C. 
8; C. B. 3. Roekeatert Homeland Club, 10. 
Royaltoni Sarah Skinner Mem 8., 3; S. S., 
1.41. Saxton'a RiTeri L. B. S., 6. Rntlaadi 
M. and M. Circle, 3. Sheltom Worth While 
Club, 2.60. 8ft. Albanas W. H. M. S., 10. 
Sndbnrjt W. H. M. S., 5. Thetfords No. W. 
H. M. S. 2.15. Townaend Weatt W. H. 
M. S., 4. ^Wella Riven 3.16. Weybridset 
W. H. M. S., 21.08. ^WUIIatoDi W. H. 

M. S., 2. Wilmliifftoiii W. H. M. S., 5. 

WASHINGTON — $160.00. 

Endleottt Evangr. Lutheran, 60. Kmppt 
15. PeahaatlBi 10. Indlvldaalt 76. 

WISCONSIN— $205.34. 

'Wla. Cong:. Aaan. L. * L. Olds, Treaa.. 
179.34. Slrent Swedish, 6. 
Swedish, 8. ladlvidnalt 12. 

Wo<»d Lakes 

JANUARY, 1917 

ALABAMA — $36.39. 

Aanlstons 1.12. Belolts 1.42. Braatlert 
1.25. Ecleetlcs 1. Goodwaters 2. Iroatoa; 
1st, 96c. Laveraes Little Creek, 2. Mld- 
laad dtys 5. MHlervUles Bethel, 2.90. 
Moatj^aierys 1 60. Tallaaees R. 2, 4. Tal- 
ladega t 11.69. Thorabyi 1.45. 

ALASKA— $22.00. 
Doaislaas Ist. 22. 

ARIZONA — $37.50. 
Tenpes 37.60. 

IHanbas Ist. German. 6.50. 


So'. CaL Congr. Conf.. F. M. Wilcox. 
Treas, 517.18. Paaadena: 1st (Indlv.), 25. 
IndlTldoaL 1. So. Cal. W. If. M. U., F. M. 
W^ilcoz, 15. Claremoatt 15. 

COLORADO— $1,526.83. 

Boulders Ist, 51.98. Colorado CItys 25. 
Colorado Spria^as Ist, 74.75: S. S., 10; 2nd, 
21.15. Created Bnttes 7.30. Deavers 
Berkeley, Com. Kingr's Daugrhters. 10. 
Deavers Boulevard, 16.50; City Parks 
45.91; Engrlewood, 10; 1st, 200; Free 
Kvang:.. l; Globeville, German. 20.30: 
North, 12.90; Ohio Ave., 75; Plymouth, 
478.69; Second, 62.50. Catoas 40. Flakier s 
12.50. Greeley s 1st, 60. Headeraoas 18.60. 
Lafayette s 33. Loairmoats 105. Lovelands 
Zions. 8; W. M. S., 16. Moatroaes 5.35. 
Naclas 6. Paeblos Minnequa, 5; Pilgrim. 
20. Roeky Fords German, 20. Selberts 
9.50. Steamboat Sprlaipas 11. Strattoa. 
4.80. Yampas 28.90. 

CONNKCTICUT— $4,200.59. 

Mlaaloaary Soelety of Coaaectlcut, 

Wm. F. English. Treas., 744.81. Bethels 
1st, 84.26. Braafords 49.30. Bridgeport s 
Park St., 259.26; West End, 14.97. Clintons 
Iflt Ch. of Christ, 34.62. ColUnarlUes 89. 
nanbnrys 1st 78.72. Daalelaoas Westfield. 
120. Falla VUaffes 1381. Glaatonbnrys 
Ist Ch. of Christ, 135.98. Grotons S. S., 8. 
Gallfords 1st. 42.50. Hartford s Asylum 
Hill. S. S., Primary Dept., 6.60; 4th, 170. 
Keaaiafftoas 43.95; S. S., 15. Keati 1st. 
23.22; 1st. S. S.. 2. Madlaoas 1st, 30. Mtd- 
dlebarys 85.75. Mlddletowns 1st, S. S., 
14.60. New Uavea, Grand Ave., 35.76; 
Humphrey St., 60; WestviUe. S. S.. 1. 
New Loadoas 1st Ch. of Christ. 58.52; 
S. S., 24.68. Newtoai 48.40. North Bran- 
fords 2. Nortbfords 10. North Green- 
vrlehs 16.73. Norwich s Ledyard, 15. Nor- 
wlebtowas Ist. 46.65. Oraaires 96. Plaata- 
fllles 45.02. Pomfret Ceaters 56.87. Proa- 
peeti 6.10. Sharon s 17.93. Sonthlagrtons 
1st. 43.47; S. S., 2.63. South Norwalks 16.33. 
Stoalairtous Ist, 30. Uulonvllles 39. 
Waterburys 1st, 166. West Haveas 1st, 
167.30; S. S.. 20. Weatvllles 6.93. Whlt- 
aeyvUles 60.24. Wllllmaatlcs 1st. 32. Wll- 
toai 56. Woodbury s 20. Individuals 306. 
ludlvldaals 50. 

W. H. M. UaloB. Mrs. H. DeWitt Wil- 
liams. Treas. Weat Hartford: H. M. S. 
26. Lebaaoai W. B£ S.. 10.50. New 
Haveas Dwifirht PI. L. Ben. S.. 117. Nor- 
walks 1st. L. B. S. 20. Whltaeyvllles H. 

M. Dept., 8. Haaovers C. E., 5. Po^- 
monocks Aux.. 22. Hartford s W. Asso. 
Asylum Hill. 100. Putnams 2nd, W. H. M. 
S.. 21. South Maaeheaters Center. 21. 
Mancheaters 2nd. 28. New Haveas Pil- 
grim. 30. Merldeas 1st W. Leagrue. 86. 
Ivorytons H. M. S., 24.50. Seymours W. H. 
M. S.. 7. Old Lynns 10 05. Mllfords Ply- 
mouth. 12.60. Litchfield s H. M. S.. 20. 
SouthlnflTtoas Aux., 22. Preatoa Cltyi H. 
M. S., 10.25. Coventry s L. F. S, 2.25. 
North StOBlafftoas. W. U., 6. Falrfldds 
C E.. 1. TorrlaMont Center, L. B. S., 8. 
Portlands 9.52. Hlarffanums H. M. S., 15 
Hartford s Windsor Ave., L. A. S.. 25. 
Cheaters L. B. S., 15. 


Waahlasrtons First. 169.69; Ingrram Me- 
morial. 48; S. S., 5.69; C. E , 6. 

FLORIDA— $220.01. 

Arch Creeks 4.50. Avon Parks Union 
Evangr-. 18. Cocoanut Groves 10. Creat- 
vlews 2.65. Interlacheas 7. Jackaoavllles 
35; Union. 40. Lake Heleas 13 10; S. S . 5. 
Mouat Doras 10. PhlUpas 4.50. Pomoaas 
Pilsrrim. 8 51. Sanfords Peoples. 30. Sta- 
arts 6.50. Weat Tampa s Cuban. 2.25. 'Wla- 
ter Parks 22. Individuals 1. 

GEORGIA— $99.41. 

Atlaatas Central, 43.75. Bowaiaas Lib- 
erty, 2. Columbuai No. Higrhlands. 6. Deai- 
orests Union 27.65. Hoschtoas Macedonia, 
2.30. Maeons 1st. 1. Poweravtlles Allen's 
Chapel. 4.10. Woodbarys 3.61. ladlvlduals 
IDAHO— $167.11. 

Botaes 1st. 42. Graad views 6. Hopes 
9.20. Kooteaals 7.40. Biouutala Hoaiei 16. 
New Plymouth s 20; Valley View. 4. Lew- 
latoas 6.06 W^allaces 5. ^Velaeri 41. "Weat- 
lakes 5. 

"W. H. M. Um R C. McAllister, Treas. 
Lewlatons Pilgrrim. 4.25. Lewlatoa Orch* 
ardas 1.20. 

ILLINOIS— $1,305.89. 

Cons^reflratloaal Coafereace* J. H. Iliff. 
Treas.. 1,132.87. Carpeateravllles Ist. 66.70. 
Chlcagros Christ Gerfhan, 10; Madison 
Ave., 2. La Mollies 12. Oak Parks 2nd. 
88.32. ladlvldual, 5. 

INDIANA— $426,15. 

Bremeas 8.77. Fort W^ayaes Plymouth. 
87 50. IndtanapoUas Bri^htwood. 16; First. 
15.32; Union. 6.27. Marloas 50. Ontarlos 
5. Terre Hautes First. 81.49; Plymouth, 

W^. H. M. U., Anna D. Davis, Treas. 
Terre Hautes First, 40.75; Plymouth, 8. 
Mlchlflraa Cltys First. 2.75. Blkharts 1st. 
S. S., 2. Briffhtwoods S. S.. 5 Dunkirk s 
W. M. S. 5. S. Vlnros W. M. S.. 5. Fort 
W^aynes Ply.. W. M. S, 50.64. Terre Haates 
Ply. W. M. S.. 7.50. Mich. Cltys 1st. W. M. 
S.. 3. MaHoBs Temple. W. H. M. S.. 7.60. 
Garys S. S.. 2.50. Terre Hautes 1st. S. S., 
2 04. Brliphtwoods W. M. S., 11. 

IOWA— $1,746.28. 

Coagrresratloaal Coafereace, S. J. Poo- 
ley, Treas., 1,346.88. Ini||vldnal» 400. 



KAKSAS— $489.16. 

-. ^?"«>:?ir«<t«n"l Conference, Geo. A 
Oulld. Treas., 427.65. IndlTldnnlt 11.50. 

KEBTTUCKY— $1.00. 
'WUllnmsbarirt Ist. 1. 

LOUISIANA— $38.74. 

Hnnunondi 8.89. Kinder t First, 25. New 

?'';*"iSf f^^^iV®'' ^®"^' S. S., 1. Rone- 
Inndi First. 4.35. 

MAINE— $373.01. 

xT^*?:^*'' * BIUii.Soc.of Mnlne. Chas. 
Harbutt. Treas., 293.-01. Bafhi Central. 28 
Neweastlei 2nd. W S., 20. Portlandi High 
St, 6. Sanfordi 20. Indlvldnali 6. 

MARYLAND— $95.61. 

Bnltlmorei Associate, 79.11- 
FroatbnrflTt 6.60. 

2nd, 10. 

MASSACHUSETTS — $5,897.23 

Maaa. Home Mlas. Soe^ J J TCTnikAr 

Treas 1.385 07.^ AttIeK?;« 2nd. 19 4.53^ ""a 

nlT>* in iMi*"'V ^^h S- 9.' Primary 
Dept., 10, Anhbamhami Ist, 12.13. Bam- 

!I?^\*' S?w*"*^ ^P' tomtom Park Street. 
?i^J^' Sl?'*''"^*' ^IS- Bralntreex Ist. 
2Ja2* « Bridicewaterj Central Square, 
fn-^^;^?^*'^^ ' *^«iv25- CharleatowS , 1 st 

tondale: (Sjaug^us) let, 28.23. Clintoni 1st. 
64. Coleratns 9. Dedbams 1st, 24.21 Dra- 
f**' i^i' !•- l>«*I«y« l8t, 6. East Donir- 
« '.t!!"' 87.97. Eaathamptont Payson. S 
S.. 4.30. Fall Riven Ist. 235.63. Fiilr- 
ff ''•"i^ il*- ^- ^V 1*®. Flshervlllet Union. 
JL A^f/*"!'* ^8*' 211.02. Gcorsetownt 
if?'vM!V. Greenfleldi 1st, 12.95. Green- 
wleb Vllla«ei 9.25. Holdent 16.88. Inter- 

S^'^t?* Wn IP'^^?"^* 24.50. Lawrencei 
Soutn, 5.70. Lawrences Trinity, 63.70. 

5fV?^^'i>H*'/?^l^-« Leomln.tert Pilgrim. 
i\AVJ' ^' ?; ^^ ^^ 7. Leverettt 1st. 27.68 
Llttletowni Orthodox, 33.32. Lowell i Kirk 

?J'««*^iT ^A^Vi*^'^®*' 35- I-ynni Central. 
r?Ji'' a^^^'^^aJ^' ^ Manomet, 6- Mannlleld 
Orthodox, Ch. & S. S., 29.16. Medfordi 
Mystic. 33.57. Mlltoni 1st Evanf?.. 12.53 
Mlttlneasrnet 12.53. Montntnies 45.5o! Mon- 
terey t 4. New Bedford I Trln., 93.17. New- 
SC"^/*^* Belleville. 23.15: Central, 63; Ist 
£h^f Newbury, 8.34. Newtoni North, 13. 
Newton Centers 1st Ch. In Newton. 194.29. 
Newtonvlllet Central S. S.. 10. Northamp- 
ton! Edwards. 17.11; 1st. 118.27. North 
Leomlnateri. 1133. North Wllbrahams 
Grace Union, 15.15. Otlm (Indlv.), l. Pnl- 
meri 2nd, 82. Peabodyt South, 68.36. 
Princeton: 1st, 42. dulncyi Bethany. 5fi..57 

S?'*^'"^'oA ^L?^'^"^- S. S, 17. Salem: 
South. 8.30. Somervllles Winter Hill. 55. 
Sonthampton: 1.16. S. Roatont Phillips. 75. 
f ••■**»*» J"^«*« Union. 18. Stnrbrldire: 1st. 
ro 2«. S?/*®,"* 2^i. ^Taunton: Trinitarian. 
w ^iL^*"S^^^, ^^-^2. Warehamt 1st. 2. 

Weyt Peab€>dyx West, 6. Shirley i 8. 
Sprlnslleld: 1st Ch. of Christ. 6.10. Ster- 
w^i l^*»S7*"^-i P-55- Topslleldt 16. 
J^5"f;'7e ''*1!?« ^8*' 1*72. 83. West Boylnton: 
Ist. 22.86. Went Somervlllet 15.68. ^>nt- 
woodi Islington. 1. Wbatelyt 3.54. Wll- 
jA^o^'te*** ^- ^?«*«»*«r« Adams Square. 
QOKA ^•■^•■*««*« Memorial, 1. Individual t 

m ^* ?• ¥' i^• ®' Mn«a. A R. L, T^eora M. 
Taft, Asst. Treas.. 1,070. 

BnCHIGAN— $895.50. 

89?60****" ^•■*** Conf.. L. P. HaiRht. 

MINNESOTA— $193.71. 

n 9f*«3;f««*'onnl Conference, J. M Mr- 

Brlde, Treas., 173.71. Ed^ertont 20. 

MISSOURI— $407.87. 

MInaoiirl Coni^. Conf., p. A. Grlswold. 
TrcM., $92.87. Sprin^fidi German, 15. 


MONTANA— $886.80. 

Ballantlnet 13. BIllinKsi First 105. 
Broad vlewt 7. Cold SpHncat 2. Colnm- 
bnai 8. Cmnet 2. Fort Sbnwt 1.45. Glen- 
divet 28. Great Falla: 18.85. Hardin t 
First, 10. Lnnreli 3. Ltvlnaratons 115. 
Medicine Laket 2. Melatonet 8. Mnanei- 
«hellt 8. Red Lodcet 4. Sidneys 14. Wor- 
dent German, 37.50. 

NEBRASKA — $165.00. 

ConjrrcKntlonal Con., S. I. Hanford. 
Treaa. 50. Inlands German. 25. Snttomt 
German Brotherhood Con.. 1st, 66. Brotb- 
erbo«>d Conferences German. 26. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE— $1,914.42. 
«-?•—"• **• ^'"■'T Soe- A B. Cross. Treas.. 
767.86. Amherats 13 61. Brookllnes 11 
pavers 1st, 70. Epplnas 2. Exeters Phil- 
ips. 44.45. Fmnceatowns 18. Hamotons 
15. Hanovers Ch. of Christ at Dartmouth 
Collej^e, 244. Hennlkers 20. Hinndales 23 
Holltiis 88.39. Lacontas 62 50. Littletons 
98.88. Madbnrys 2.45. Mllfords 1st. 22.05. 
Mount Vernon s 2.25. Newport s 20. North 
Con ways Ist Ch. of Christ. 18.25. Sonera- 
worths 42 88. Temples 13.50. W^eatmore- 
lands 8 WIncheaters 1st, 98. Individual 1 

..•?; H. Female Cent. Inntlt. A H. M. S^ 
18.85. Hopldntons 80c. Bethlehems 1.50. 
Newmarket, 80c. Hamptons 2.20. Cheaters 
1.50. Claremonts 2.96. Northwoods 60c. 
Wllmonts 24c. Newport s 50c. Swanaeyt 
70c Plermonts 85c. Boacawens 20c. 
Indlv. s 2. 

NE1¥ JERSEY — $4,861.82. 

N. J. H. M. S., A. H. Ellis. Treas . 
Bound Brooks 150. Chatham s 20. 
Jt'i.^- ^' 3^* Cresakllls 19. Grantwoods 
13.85. Jerney Cltys Waverlv. 9. Lfttle> 
Ferrys 10. Montclairs lat, 662.50: Watch- 
unff Ave.. 58. Nutleys St. Paul's. 12 60 
Oranires Highland Ave., 39. Pananles Ist. 
25. Pateraons Auburn St.. 22.85. Plain - 
flelds S. S, 47.92. Upper Montelairs Chris- 
tian Union, 237.50: (Indlv.), 8.000. Tine- 
lands Ch. of Pllerrlms, 18. W^oodbrldir^t 
12. Individuals 115. 

W. H. M. U., M. C. Buell. Trea.<«. Cloa. 
ters 8. JerMey Cltys Waverly, 2.25. B. 
Oranges Trinity, 4.81. Montclairs 1st, 66. 
NEW YORK— $1,581.06. 

m ^* ^'oE??!?- Con'^renee. C. W. Shelton. 
^je^^' J^O.SS. Anirolas 18. Brooklyns Ch. 
of theKvangr.. 23: Lewis Ave., 53.20; Park 
Slope, 52.20: St. Mark's, 62; South Y. P. 
Alliance, 12 60. Cambria Centers S. S., 2. 
Candors 5.74. Chappaquas 1st, 6. dndn- 
natufis 14. Ellaabethtowns 20. Elmlras 
?*1 ^^!5^«^ •'^- Falrports 25. FInahlnKt 
1st. 22 59. Friendahlps 4.74. Fultovt 
1st. 5. Hamilton s 2nd, 9.48. Momvl«x 
1st. 25 Mt. Vernons Helirhts Ch.. 
Womans Mission Circle. 15. Munmwllle^t 

l^^^-A-«^-l,^?.****"y- 25: S S.. 5. North- 
flelds 9.82; S. S.. 11.71. Oxfords Ist, 75. 
Ponahkeepsles 1st 117. Richmond Hills 
Union, 26. Saratora Sprlncras New Bne^- 
land, 29. Sansertleas 9. SehenectadT< 
Pilprrlm^ 39.52. Syracunes Qeddes. 20- 
^^?*^« ^*"- ^2.27. Uticas Plymouth Ch.* 
and S. S.. 32.54. Waltons 1st, 123 68. I«- 
divldnals 137.60. 

. '^'^v'^* ^' ^•* I^a B. Klrkwood, Trdaa, 
Aquebo^nies C. E.. 5. BHdjrewaters W. 3C. 
2. Gasports W M.. 8.50. Homers W. BC. 

4r.ii ^JfS^^f^ ^« ^ • J' 8y»«««"«« Good 
Will. C. E.. 10. Brooklyn Hlllas L. A-, 10- 

'•Mf^'^l^^i Biishwick Ave.. L. A, 6; Park- 
vllle S. S.. 10. BInarhamtons 1st. '•Help- 
ers. 15. I^ockports East Ave., W. M., 7. 
B'way Tabernacles S. for W. W.. 18. Nor* 
woods W. M.. 119.50. 

W. H. M. Um Ida B Klrkwood. Treaa. F«l- 
*•■« C. E.^; W. Mj, 10. Pboenlzt 8. S., 
6.?1. W. Wtnllelds #. M.. 6. Wnltoni W 



Bf. U.. 10. Oxford I O. C, 6. N. Y. C., Man- 
hattan, W. O., 20. Brooklyn t Nasarene* 
W.. 14. Perry Coateri H. M. S.. 10. Poarlt- 
kccpolei W. BC, 33. 

NORTH DAKOTA— 1574.89. 

AmaniCHMet 1st, 3.60. De«rliiKt 8.97. 
DieklnsoBt let, 24. Dosdeai 1.17. Berth- 
old t 7.36. Bmatfordi 8. Bnfordt 1.50. 
Caywiras 8. CleTeUadi 35. Coal Harbor t 
Klostitz. 9: St John, 12; Zoar, 12. Pargros 
Plymouth, 28.81. Feaoeadeai Ist, 15. 
Glea Ulllai 36. Grand Forks t 6. Gran- 
Tlllei 4.85. Havanai 4. Hebroni Ist, 2. 
Hopes 60. Hards 2.25. Jameatowas 34. 
Islamites 1.68. MarHUes 19.36. Petttboaei 
1.25. MaleoUat 6. Resaas 2 75. Rnsoi 2. 
Sawyers 1.13. Valley dtyi 1st Ch. of 
Christ, 119. Velvas 7. ^WiUUtoni 47. 

W. H, M. U^ Mrs. N. M. White, Trean. 
Crarys 10. Heopers 3. .Mayvtiles 30. 
Coopemtowns 9 32. Drakes 5. Cayv^as 3. 
Orrlas 1. Maleolms 1. 

OHIO — $523 29. 

Conofl Coaf. of Ohio, J. G. Frafter, 
Treas., 510.09. Akroas 1st. 2. Marblebeadi 
lat, a a. 5.20. IndiTldaals 6. 

OKLAHOMA — 1 154.60. 

Alphas 6. Altonns 9.50. Binders 20. 
Cklckaahas 75c. Oklahoma CItys Harri- 
son Ave, 7.43; Pilgrim. 1.30. Parker, 15. 
Vinltas 15. Waynokas 12. 

"W. H. M. U^ Mrs. A. J. Clymans, Treas. 
Jennlnicss 4.40. Oklahoma CItys Pilsrrfm, 8. 
Heaneaaeys 3.80. Chlekashas 2.67. Pleas- 
ant Home 1.60. Maneheaters 2.90. Hllla- 
dales 4.85. Perklnas 1 18. Lawtons 2.15. 
WaldroBS Kans., 3. Carriers 2.50. Okla. 
CItys Pllgrrlm, 40c; Harrison Ave., 25: S. 
S.. 5. Altonas 2.40. Parks 2.40. Parkers 


Bearer Creeks First, 19; St. Peter, 25. 
Bearertons Cedar Mills, C. E. S.. 5. Fn- 
senes 67. Forest Groves 38.70. Hillsides 31. 
Hnbbards 19. L.exlnictons 6. Orenroa CItys 
First. 12.92. Portlands First, 254.72; Ger- 
man Zion, 6; HiRhland. 24.05; Pilerrlm, 10; 
Sunnyslde, 50; University Park, 8; Wav- 
erly Helsrhts. 10. Salem s First. 50. The 
Dalleas 10. ^V<»odbams Elliott Prairie, 
5.45. Individuals 10. 

"W. H. M. U., Mrs. Lillian J. Murdock. 
Treaa. Portlands Pilgrim, C. E. S., 5; 
First. W. M. S., 63: Sunnyslde, W. M. a. 
16.20; Pllgrrlm, W. M. 8.. 6. Cor«'alllss W. 
M. S., 5. 

FBlfNSYIiVABilA— $685.52. 

Bmddoeks Slovak, 27. Coleralnes 6.50. 
Coaldales 2nd. 4.50. Dnqnesnes Ch. K A 
a A C. E., Soc's, 85. Bbensbnrsi 57.06. Bd- 
wnrdsvtlles Welsh, 75. German towns 1st. 
28.50. Glenoldens 1st, 10. Johnstowns 
1st, 8. Kanes 1st, 12.32. LIndseys 5. Min- 
ers MUlss 9.45. Monterey s Hawley Mem. 
a a. 6. Mt. Carmels 9. Phlla.s Central. 
142.06; I^lgrrlm, 9; Snyder Ave.. 20. Pltts- 
bnrvs Swedish, 4 32. Plymouth s Welsh. 
10. Rendhams 7.50. . Serantons Dr Jones 
Mem., 19; 1st, 15; Plymouth. 11.20; Taber- 
nacle. 15. Sharons 9. Shenandoah s 5. 
Spring Brooks 5. "West PIttiitons 9. 
lirilkea-Barres Puritan. 36.88; 2nd, Welsh. 
10. l¥iniaBMports 1st. 8. Wind Gaps 
Salem, 5.23. Individuals 1. 

RHODE ISI^AlfD — $166.86. 

Pawtnekets 150. Provldeneet Free 
Evangr., 16.86. 

Individuals 5. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $1,004.58. 

Aberdeen s 14.77. Academy s 50 91. Ar- 
mours 1. Atbols 11.42. Canovas 29.80. 
Cartka^es 13.50. Cedars 1.45. Chamber- 
lains 62.60. Clear Ijakes 8.05. Cresbards 
1.75. BIk Points 25.70. Brwins 44.88. 
BatelUnei 9.04. Faulktous 20.80. Flre- 
atcols 4.9f. pfi|#f8f| lOi pHudstones a 8., 

3.50. Houffhtons 8.09. Hudson s 10. Huron s 
94.50. Ipswich s 83.75; C. E., 2.25. Isabels 
8.10. Lake Henrys 13.50. Lake Preston s 
2.25. MltcheUs 46.68. New Underwoods 
5.73. Plerres 48.09. Rapid CItys 23.05 
Redflelds 40.65. Seenlcs 1.35. Sprlngrflelds 
S. a, 4.10. Sprlnvss 2 10. Tyndalls Wolfs 
Creek, 15; Worms, German. 15. Wlnfreds 
5.40. Worthlass 26.81. Yankton s 61.38. 
Rapid CItys (Indiv.), 10. 

W. H. M. U. Ipswich s 10.75. Yankton i 

W. H. M. U^ W. H. Thrall. Aberdeen s 
8.98- Academy s 4.35. Alcesters 2.77. Ar- 
mours 3.22. Athols 1.80. Belle Fourehes 
3.10. Bonesteels 1.29. Bon Hommes 2.15. 
Brenttords 4.30. Canovas 3.85. Car- 
thaffcs 3-22. Chamberlains 6.45. Deadwoods 
4.35. DeSmets 2.15. Brwins 2.70. Falr- 
faxs 2.58. Geddest 1.82. Lake Preston t 
2.15. Loomiss 1.08. Mllbanks 4.50. Mis- 
sion Hills 5.60. Mitchells 7.70. Mobrldffes 
1.15. Myrons 5.55. Newells 1.20. Oldhams 
86c. Parkstons 4.30. Plerres 4.30. Rapid 
CItys 8.17. Redflelds 9.80. Sioux Falhis 
12.25. Troys 1.75. Valley SpHnsss 6.45. 
Watertowns 8.20. Wlnfreds 4.30. Yank- 
tons 55.05. 

TBNNBSSBB — $43.36. 

Chattanoonras Pllgrrlm, S. S.. 25.75. East 
Lakes Union, 1761. 


Dallass Central, 150.67. Frtonas 10. 
Houston: 1st. 14. Hurleys Union. 3. Port 
Arthurs 1st, 12. Y. L. Mission, S. a. 4. 20. 
Texas Home Miss.s Com. by £. M. Pow- 
ell, 76.08. 

UTAH— $45.00. 

Offdens 2nd, 30. Proves 1st, 10; S. S.. 5. 

VERMONT— $1,780.43. 

Vermont Domestic Missionary Society, 
John T. Richie, Treas., 342.27. Benson i 
10. Brandons 10. Brattleboros Center. 
175; S. S.. 35.93. Burlln^tons ColIeRe St.. 
170: Ist. 140. Charlottes 33. Corinth s 
(East Branch), 9.71. Bast Hardwicks 14.29. 
Bast Berkshlres 15.50. Jefferson vllles 2nd, 
6.45. Greenwboros 25.70. Hardwicks 6. 
Hartford s 2nd, 8.87. Irasburirs 7. Middle- 
bury, 29.89. MorrlsvlUes 25.30. North 
Bennlnirtons 19.04. North Troys Ist, 6. 
Orleanss BrowinRton & Orleans. 55. 
liaeeehees 7. Randolphs Bethany, 36.93. 
Richmond s 35. Rutland s 58; S. S.. 18; St. 
Albanss 21. St. Johnsburys North, 55; 
East. 3rd. 19. Sprln^rHelds 1st. 78.20. Sud- 
bury s 28. Swantons 1st. 30. Townsbends 
14. Verfcenness 1st. 20.47. Waterbnrys 50. 
Westminsters West. 7. Vl^tlllamstowns 
12.60. Vl^lnooskls 8.10. 

W. H. M. U., Mrs. C. H. Thmpson, Treas. 
Waterbnrys 8. Barres W. Union. 8. Bar- 
tons W. H. M. a. 5. Bridports W H. M. 
U., 4. Fair Havens Theodora Club. 40. 
Ludlows 16.18. Manchesiers W. H M. S.. 
6. St. Johnsburys North. 25. Individual: 

WASHINGTON— $232.50. 

Irbys 50. Marcelluas Immanuel, 45. 
RItavlUes Zion. 102.50. Scuttles Edge- 
water. 10; Finnish, 5; German, 10. Indi- 
vidual, 10. 

WISCON SIN — $504.68. 

WliKM»nsln Conirn Assn., L. L. Olds. 
Treas., 501.18. Individuals 3.50. 

WYOMING — $60.04. 

Buffalos 3. Cbeyennes 1st. 31.38; C. E. 
Soc, 8.75. Doufflass 3. Lusks 3.93; W. 
S.. 3.48. Ohlmans 1.50. 


Contributions per preceding lists $7,740.58 

Legracles 6,882 61 

Interest and dividends 5,328.18 

Publications 93.63 

ToUl $20,044.86 




The American Missionary Association 

Inrlng C. Gaylord, Treasurer 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Receipts for January, 1917 
The Daniel Hand Educational Fund for Colored People 

Income for January from Investments 
Previously acknowledgred 

Gurreut Receipts 



Prewque Iiile: 
Rockland I Ch.. 
Sherman Mlllai 
1. Skoirhosrani 


MAINK — $2,313.40. 

Aahlnndt Union Ch., 8. Anbnrnt Higrh 
Street Ch., 60.50. Ranafori All Souls Ch.. 
50; All Souls S. S., 10; Jr. C. E. Sore., for 
Marion, Ala,, 5: Hammond St. Ch.. 17S.92. 
Bath I Central Ch., 74. Belfast t First Ch., 
6. Hrewert First Ch., 14.42. Calain: Ch.. 
107.50. Cnmhcrland Mllint Warren Ch.. 
125. Dedhamt Ch.. 2. Deer Iwlet Ch., 5. 
RIlHworth FallMi Union Ch., 2.73. Farm- 
InffTtoni First Ch., 28. Fryhnrirt S. S. 
Class, for American Hif^hlanders, 2. Gar- 
lands Ch., 3. Gorhnmi Ch., 32; S. S., 4.59. 
Hampden I Ch., 4.20. HarrlHoni Ch., 5. 
Kennebnnkt Second Ch., 44. Kcnnehnnk- 
portt South Ch., 1. liCbanon Centrei Ch., 
1. I^cwlittoni Pine Street Ch., 20. Machlaai 
Centre Street Ch., 7.16. Madliioni Ch.. 
16.30. North Bridartons VV. M. S., two bbls. 
ffoods for Joppa. Ala. Pattern Ch., 2. 
Phllllpnt Ch., 3.50. Portlandi Hiprh Street 
Ch., 4: Second Parish. 27.80; State Street 
Ch., 485; Williston Ch.. 217.10: also for 
Saluda Seminary, 1; Willi.qton Ch., W. M. 
S., bbl. pTOods for Marion, Ala.: Woodfords 
Ch., 52.60: Rev. G. W. K., 
Ch., 25. Richmond: Ch.. 3. 
3,45. Sanfordi Ch., 30. 
Washburn Memorial Ch., 
I.sland Ave. Ch., 15. South Berwick: First 
Ch., 10.33. South Gardiner: Ch., 1. Steuben t 
Ch., 2.34. Stonlnsrtons Ch., 2. Union i Ch., 
3. Vaaiialborox Adams Memorial Ch., 3: 
Riverside Ch., 2. Weld: Ch„ 5. Weiitbrookt 
Ch.. 17.20. HViltoni Ch., 25. 
First Ch,. 5. Woodfordat W. 
floods for Marion, Ala. York 

W^onian*M Home MiMnlonary Union of 
Maine, Mrs. C. F. Leach. Treasurer. Al- 
hanyi 50c. Alfr«^di 6. Aubumi Hijarh 
Street Mission Band, 10. AuRruntai 16.50. 
Banicort All SoiiLs, 2.55; S. S., 3.90. Bldde- 
ford: Second, 10. Bremen: 1, Brunnw^lcki 
W. M. S., 29.70: Jun. Mission Circle, 1. 
DennyHvllle: 5. Dover and Foxcrofti 2.15. 
Gardiner t 3.30. Gorhnmi 20.50. Greenvlllei 
8. Hallowellt 3.30. Ilarpuwell Center: 5. 
Hnrrlffon: 3. iNlund FallM: 5. I^ewiston: 
Pine St., M. B.. 50c. Madinon: 15. Me- 
chanic FnllM! 1.50. New Gloucenter: 13. 
North Bridfctont S. S., 1. No. HarpMwell: 
1. Norrldirwock: 3.65. Orono: 1.65. Po'-t- 
land: Second Parish, 3.61; Hiprh Street, 27; 
State St., 101; Williston. 35.02; Williston, 
Cov. Dauffhter.s, 35; Woodfords, 58.80. 
K4>ckland: 15.30. Saco: 10. Sanford: 1.65. 
Skowhesran: 4.20. South Frecport: 11. 
South Gardiner: 3.30. South Portland: 

5. So. Windham: 1.50. 

StnndlHh: 8, Stenben: 


M. S., bbl. 
Beach: Ch.. 

2. W^arren: 1.50. 
WIUMlow: 3.30. 
First. 5. 

Maine: 31,78. 



First, 9; Bethany, 
Sprlnirfleld: 1.50. 
9.33. Thomnston: 
brook: Ch., 3.52. 
wich: 5.75. York: 

W. H. M. ir. of 

Total donations for Maine, $2,333.40. 
Less amount refunded to Woman's So- 
ciety of Second Ch.. New Castlo, $20. To- 
tal, $2,313.40. 

NKW HAMPSHIRE— $1,906 71. 
(Donations, $1,800.45; Logracle.q. $106.26.) 

HInwdnle: Ch., 25. 
Keene: First Ch., 8. 
linconln: Cli.. 41.66. 
I^ebanon: W. M. S. 

Alton: Ch., 2. Amherst: Ch.. 6.51. An- 
dover: Ch., 3.60. Bartlett: Union Cong^. 
Ch , 7. Bradford: Ch., 1.75. Charlentows : 
Evan. Ch., 7.82. Claremont: Ch., 37.50. 
Concord: First Ch., 95.70; South Ch., 284. 
Horry Vlllanre: Central Ch. bbl. goods for 
Moorhead, Miss. Dover: First Ch., 84: S, 
F. C, 50c. ICast JaflTrey: W. M. S., bbl. 
groods for Joppa. Ala. Enmt Sullivan: Ch.. 
1.55. Kxeter: First Ch., 37.50. Franeea- 
town: Ch., 12. Gllanm: Orthodox Ch., 
8.90. Goffatowu: Ch., 17.61. Hampton i 
Ch., 4.74; S. S. Class No. 4. for Marion. 
•Ma., 3, Woman's Auxiliary, bbl. groods for 
GrePTory Institute. Hanover: Ch. of Christ 
at Dartmouth Collesre, 150; O. E. J., 5. 
Hebron: Union Ch., 9. Hennlker: Ch., 37. 

Hollls: Ch^ 23.07. 

S., 10; First Ch., 66.25. 

IjaneaMter: Ch.. 14.47. 

. . ,, two bbls goods, for 

Joppa, Ala. I^lttleton: Ch., 72.10. Mad- 
bwry: Ch., 1.65. Mancheater: First Ch., 
296.70; Franklin Street Ch.. 47.70; South 
Main Street Ch., 28.50. Marlboro: Ch., 4.29. 
Mllford: First Ch., 14.85. Mount Vernon t 
Ch., 10. Nnnhua: Ch., 59.67. New 
Roaton: Mrs. B. M., for Marlon. Ala., 5. 
Newport: Ch., 74. Pelham: Ch.. li. Pieter- 
boro: Ch., 10. Portumouth: S. S.. four 
cases goods for Dorchester Acad. lUM*h- 
ciiter: First Ch., 57. Salem: Ch.. 5.50. 
SomerAWorth: First Ch., 28.88. Stratham: 
Ch.. 12. Sullivan: First Ch.. 4. Swansey: 
Ch.. 2. Wakefield: First Ch., 9.10. IVal- 
pole: First Ch., 9.60 W^arner: First Ch., 
8. i;%>st Concord: Ch., 16.08. 

The New Hampshire Female Cent. Instl- 
tntlon and Home Mlaslonary Union* Miss 
Annie A. McFarland, Treasurer. BcMea- 
wen: 44c. Concord: South. 10. Newport: 
1.10. Northwood: 1.32. Plermont: 77c. 
Swanxey: 1.54. W^llmot: 63c. Total. $15.70. 

Nashua: Mrs. .\lmira B. Sawyer, 106.26. 

VERMONT— .$3,556.70. 

(Donations, $2,107.69; L,egacics. $1,448.01.) 

Barre: Ch., 21.45; Mrs. P. for Rio Grande 
Industrial School, 60. Barton: Ch.. 13.42. 
Rennlnirton: Second Ch., 19.03. Benson: 
Ch., 3. Bradford: Ch., 11.81. Brattleboro; 
Centre Ch., 99; S. S.. 14.66. Bridport: Ch.. 
2.50. Brownlngrton A Orleans: Ch.. 25. Bnr- 
llnRton: First Ch., 250: College Street Ch., 
212. Chester: Ch., 20.29. Colehestert Mis- 
sionary Society, bbl. goods for Dorchester 
Academy. Coventry: L. M. S., bbl. goods 
for Lincoln Academy. Derby: First Ch., 
15, FaMt Corinth: Ch., 5.21. East Hard- 
wick: Ch., 11.19. Essex Junction: First 
Ch.. 23.94. East Ponltney: Mrs. J. O. W.. 
10. Florence: Ch., 1. Greensboro: Ch., 
13.10. Hardwick: Ch., 4. Hartford: 
Second Ch . 5. Hartland: Ch,, 1^.65. Hol- 
land: Ch., 2.63. Hyde Park: Second Ch.. 
6.75. IraMburg: Ch„ 4. Jefferson vine: 
Second Ch.. 4.50. Jericho Centre: Ch.. 14.54. 
Jericho City: Hope Missionary Soc, bbl. 
PTOods for Marion. Ala. Mancheatert Ch.. 
14.04. Marlboro: Ch.. 7. Mclndoca Fallat 
Ch., 10. Mlddleburyi Ch., for S. A., Grand 


21.34. Hvatpelleri 

-- 'cV 16.60." si. i-- -- 

I North Cti., 69; South Ch.. 188.47; W. 
.. hrrx Koods for Dorchester Academy. 
Dhi>-bury> Eaiit, Third Ch„ 14. SprluK- 

Ch., 17.69; First Cih. S. 

S.. tf. llrldceHBtcTi Central Square Ch., 
::i,35. Urookisai First Parish Ch.. 26. 
Lincoln Ch., 2; Porter Ch., 116. Brook- 
Heidi Ch., 11.13 BnwkllHi Harvard 
Ch., 650. CambFldKci First Ch., 22S.24. 
I Ch., 31.27; ProBpect Street F ~ 

Dorchester Academy. StraSordi Pr 

:;. S. Class, tor Dorchester Acad en 
Sndbam Ch ■ " - - ■•■ - " 


Ch., 2.7B. 
(•rdi Ch., 

CHtfordt Ch., 

i.U3. Untml 

Wh«i Ch., 

Ch., 10. Weal 
Wrmt K-alrleci 

En Ch.. 14. 


10; Wood Kiemoria] Ch.,'6.gO; MIbh _. .. 
three bblH. KOOda for Marlon, Ata. Can, 
prllot South Ch.. 106; S. S.. a. Ccntcrvlllei 
^outh Ch., 6.T2. CharlemuBtt Ch,. 12.46. 
ChFlaeai Central Ch., 24: Central Ch. S. S.. 
4.21; First Ch.. 17.82. Chlraprci First Ch. 
A S. S., 2. Cllftoadalri Ch.. 25.66. Clin- 
toni First Ch.. 48: E. P. S.. 6. Cslrralni 
Ch., 10. Coanayi Ch.. 1S.74. Cotnlli Ch.. 
4.20. Daltoat Miss C. L. C, 100: W. M. C. 
100; Z. C, ?""■ " " '-- Dorchester Acad- 
emy, 2S; S. jpt.. for Dorchester 
Academy, 1 ne Dept., for Ma- 
rlon, Ala.. mble Club, bbl. 

First v,ii., a 
First Ch.. 1 
E, H,, for 1 


100. Dedkaai 

. H. M. _. _.. 

. 11.60. LudloiTI 

. __ ._. . . _. _.. . North Ch„ W. A., 

^9. Uellii Hlvert W. H. M. S.. 6. W. H. 

M. v., for Rio Urande (through C. Ed. 
tSoci tl.iB. Total tl4N.10. 

Total donations (or Vermont, *2,125.6fl. 

Liess amount refunded to MIddletown 

SprinES Ch.. IS. Total $2,107.69. 


Bmrnct: Caroline Holmes, by Nelson 

Exec.. 2.000. (Keservu Ueeacy 


.. Stct 

ised, 1 

my. through W. H. M. U. of 

a Phebe 

I Firs 


; Cent 

al Ch., 90; 

.'Bor3en Memorial Fur. 

Pilgrim Ch.. 1.32; L. B, Society, boi ffoods 
Tor Lincoln Academy. Falmontki First 
Ch., 1.11. Plahervlllei Union Ch., 16. Fox- 
boroi Bethany Ch., 3.61. PramlnBhani 
" Ch.. 69.26; Grace Ch., S. S., 6.69; 


uth ■ 


6,26; N. K. i'., for S, A. TalladeitB 

Coilege, 4.60. Cardoeri First Ch.. 136.43. 
Ge«rKcto»Bi First Ch., 9.16. OllliertvlllPi 
Ch.. 15.61. Uloupcjitcri Trinity Ch,. 
11S,4E; Sunbeam Circle, box goods tor 
Marlon, Ala. tirsnbn Ch., 14.43. Oreal 
Uarrlnvtuat First Ch.. T2; also bbl. goods 
for Dorchester Acad.; B. S., for Dorchester 
Academy, 12.73; Mrs '•■■'• ■■■ "- 

MA5SACUi:9I£TTS — (16,067.66. 
(Llonatlona. 113.139.65: Legacies. $2,928.11 
'AbUstaai First Ch., 16.11. AdaMsi Fit 

>ai First Ch„ IS. 

First S. S.. 10; Second Ch., 10. Anilovcn 
Free Ch.. 20; South Ch., 200; S. S. in South 
Cb., 3D (10 of which for Talladega Col- 
__• ._ — .... ■■-■verslty) ; Went 

Cb.. TO. Allebon 

Second Ch. B. 8.. 22.47. 

Centra] Ch, 4.18, Anbi 

BclehcrtawBi Ch., 7.50. 

Arllactoni Orth 
~h., 26. Aahbnr 
jbo' " 



Street Ch,, ,.. _,. ... ... 

3S. BUIrrleai Orthodox Cong. Ch., Iddles 
Sewing Circle, box goods for Moorhead. 
Mlsa. BoatoBi Central Ch.. 240; Old South 
Ch., 1.000; Park Street Ch.. 283.82; Shaw- 
mut Ch., 6.08: Union Ch,. 119,64; Union 
Ch.. Girls' Club, bbl. goods for Marlon, 
Ala.; C B. L.. 10; B. D. MacL, for Chand- 
ler Normal School. 1.60: Miss E. A. i^., fur 
Cotton Valley. Ala.. 25; S. W., tor Talle- 
dega College, 10: -Friends" for Marion. 
Ala.. 13; "I-'riend," for Marion. Al.i.. 2; 
through Cong'l Ed. Soc, 82.28 for Bio 
Grande Industrial School. Bant noxlAnt 
Bak«r Ch.. 2.60. Sanlh Bostoai Philips 
Cb., $0; Phillips Ch.. 3. S.. 10. Allntoai 
Hra. A. D. D.. for Cotton Valley, 
Ch., 100.39: " " - ~ ■ ■* 

bhl. goods for Lincoln .\cadeniy. River- 
Hide Memorial Ch,. 8: We.^t Ch.. 6,36; Mrs. 
J. P. F.. package goods for Lincoln Acad- 
emy. Holdrni Ch., 12.06. HolllMsBi Flrxt 
Ch., 26.71. Holynke: Second Ch., 193.25; 
J. k. J., 25. HouaotoBlpt S. S.. for Dor- 
chester Academy. 10. Iluntlnvtani Second 
Ch., 12. Hrdr Parki Firflt Ch., 76. Ipa- 
wlchi First Ch., IT, 50, Lairrrnert Law- 
rence SI, Ch., 40.70; South Ch., 4.13; Trin- 
ity Ch., 45.40. I.Fleeilrri First Ch.. 66.43. 
LconloMen Pilgrim Ch , 16.62. Pilgrim 
Ch. .S, S,. Primary Dept,, for Bird's Nest 
Home, Santee Nob,, 8; Pilgrim Ch, C. E. 
Soc. 7; Pilgrim Ch., Jr, C. K. Soc, 3. I.«- 
lnKl»ni Hancock Ch.. 126.60. Iilllletoni 
Orthodox Ch„ IT, 94. LoDnmeadoKi First 
Ch., 70. Lowrili Kirk Street Ch., 30; Paw 
tucket Ch., 42.75. LyoBi Central Ch.. 16,40; 
North Ch., 30. Lynlleld Crnlert Dorothy 
Taylor Missionary Soc. for Marlon, Ala.. 
2. Mnldeai LIndi-n Ch„ 3.9n. Mauomrti 
Ch., 2, Mnnnfleldi Ch., Ji- .S. S.. 20.36. Mar- 
blehcadi Mrs. S. U G., for Books for Fes- 
scnden Academy, Fcssenden, Fia., 20. 
tlHrlbomnKhi Cll., 60. Mninardi 
Union Ch., 9, SO. Medtardi Mystic Ch., 
15,10. Medwny VlllaKri Ch., ID. Melrnae 
Highland-: Ch., S3. 12. Herrlmaci First Ch., 

MOBtaBnei pYrst' Ch., 13.60. 

HoDBani Ch., 66.60. 


Ch, 4. Nallckt Ch.. to conetluta tha Rev. 
Arthur W. AcKerman, HoDor«ry Lite 
Member, 60. M«p*Butt Trinity Ch., IB. 
New Bcdfudi Trinitarian Ch.. 12.75. Nc*t- 
bnrri First Ch., 9.50. Kenbnrrport i 
Belleville Cb., S.*i: Central Ch., 46; MIbs 
B. W. M., i; U <i. Q; for Marlon. AU.. i. 
NcwIoBi Norlh Ch.. 5; Eliot Ch., IBl.iS. 
- L CentHi First Ch., 130.08: First 

10. IVarttaBiaptaDi Flra 

. M. U. 




SI; Adame Square Ch., & &, 10; Ch. of 
the Martyra. i.66; Hope Ch., 10; Memorial 
Ch^ t; Park Church, 12; PllErim Ch., 
sfll;— ■■Special," fiOO. 

WoBan'a Moaie Mlaelenary AaMwIaUMi 
"' ■•"wiekiiKlle A H. I. MIhb l.iule D. 
Treasurer. Boatsni ArilnKton Ch., 
___ ...__._-.^.„ Society, tor Pied- 
W. H. M. A., for Mod- 

J Rico, GOO (special (or 

construction or equipment ol bulldlnKs); 
W. U. M. A., for salaries & Chinese, SIS; 
W. H. M. A., throush C. EA. Soc 260. To- 
iKl, tl,68». 

North AndDveri Ch^ 78.09. Korlh Attle- 
ftsroi J. D. Pelrce School package cooda 
for Lincoln Academy. NerthbriaEce Caa* 
teri 7. North ChclsBtonli Cb., lO.OB. 
North FalnoBthi Ch., 4.07. Nerth l.e»- 

PaelurdvUU. _ 

I Second Ch^ 16.80; L. B., Soc, (our 

boxes soods for Lincoln Acad., Klnss 
Mountain,- N. C. Peabodyi South CK., 
48.10. PeppcreUi Cll.. 22.87. PhllllpatOB i 
Ch.. t. Plsreu Covri Ch., I. Pltt>«cldi 
Second Ch., I.g2; South Ch., 84.08. Plrsp- 
toBi Ch., 10; C E. Soc., 2. Prlaeetoai 
First Cb-pIO. iiBlBcri Atlantic Ch.. 16; 

Bethany Ch., 47.14; 
19.20. RarBban C 
IteadloBi Ch., 32.98. Uchobothi 

1 Ch., 

... — _._i!hBOBdi Ch., 

ekiBBdi Ch., lE.ZO. HoBliBdHlci 

HoraUtOBi First Ch., ».4S. 

>mble Street Ch, 20; South Ch.. 

IT Chandler No 
uui, xw, riuoKDui. Hill Ch., SO; ■» 
I (Si., 46; WInWr Hill Ch., PrI 

Chandler Normal 

School. 10. SoutfaBuptoBi Ch., 1Z.5&1 a S.. 
le. Sealhbrldni Uulon Ch., 13. Santh 
ICniBlBBhami C. H., Cor Cal. Oriental Mla- 
Hlone, E. Sooth Hadlefi Ch,, 19.50; Miss 
E. M. E., for Saluda Seminary, 2. Sonth 
HaaaoBi Ch., G. Sontb WeTnoathi Old 
South Ch., 2i.2G. SprtBBTBeldi First Ch. of 
Christ, 47,43; Phlth Ch„ 44; Hope Ch., 
T7,ZV; Park Ch., 2G. SterUaci First Evan. 
Cong. Ch., 14.12, StoekbrldKci First Ch. 
for Piedmont CoUeae, 10. StBrbrldcei 
First Ch., 4.0E. SbHobi First Ch., 16. 
Swampacotli First Ch,. 4. TanBtoai Trln. 
Ch., 29,23; Union Ch.. 2.96; Winalow Ch., 
1.92. TeiBBletDBi Ch.. 4. Thoradlkei 
First Ch.. 6. llptoBi First Ch„ 4.06. Wad- 
hemai Whatsoever CIrolB. hbl. Koods for 
Marlon, Ala. Wakefleldi Ch., 64,18. Wal- 
polei Ch,. 9:i,7e. WalthBBii First Ch., SO, 
L B. Soc, for Gregory Institute, 10; Gotrd 
Cheer Circle, hbl. goods tor Moorhead, 
Mias. WaquoUi Ch„ 2, Wanhami First 
Ch., IG. Warrent Ch., 18.TG; Primary B. B. 
Class, for Dorchester Acad.. 1. WaveMri 
First Ch,, 11,80. Webateri Olrla of Cong. 
Ch.. two boxes goods for Lincoln Academy, 
n'ellealcyt First Ch,, 23,98, >Vrllcrfey 
Hlllai First Ch.. 132,50, Wendclll Ch,, 3, 
W»t BorlatoBi First Ch,. 18.38. w»* 
GrolOBi C:h. M„ 3. Weat Newbaryi First 
Ch„ 4,50; Second Ch„ 1. Wcat Peabodyi 
Ch., 5, West SoBica-TllIci (Jh. 11.18; S, T 
club, box Koods for Lincoln Academi 
Mrs, J, W. B,. 1; Miss I. W., 1; " ' ' 
Academy. WFatwoodi Islingiuu i,ii,, i. 
Wea* VanuvBthi South Evan. Ch., 1.1T. 
WeraiaDtk A Bralatreei Union Ch , 8.40, 
-Whatelyi Ch„ 3.54. WhltlBBvllIei VlllaKe 
Ch., S. 8., 101.72. IVhltniBBi First Ch„ 
19.S4. WHIIamabarKi Ch,, 29, Wllnlax- 
toBi Ch., 11,70. WiaehcDdoBi North Ch., 


i.>^wrwBei RuSBell L. Snow, 250. Ua(' 
■eldi Miss K'annle Uraves by Mra i^aQuie 
L. Hubbard, Z05. Newtoai Harriet S. 
Cousens, 686.67. North Urwtkacldi Jona- 
than E. Porter, 1,380.25 (reserve legacy, 
aiOA6), 460,09. PlItaHcMi Alice M. Brigga, 
RHOUB ISLAND— -f 5 OS. 11. 

Little c;oapi*Bi United Cong. Ch.. S.OS. 
Newporti United Cb., 19.44. Pawtaekcti 
Pawtucket Ch.. 115; Hiss Russell s H. 8. 
Class, box (ooda, for Marlon, Ala. Peace 
Ualei Ch., 50. Pravldeaeci Free Bvanse- 
.._ . „. „^ ..^. Union 

■ CoUese, 

bariie Fallal Ladles' Aid Soc, ior Oregory 

HighlADd s. a, 

School, 10: Prosp, 

Hill (Si., 46; Winter Hill Ch., Primary I 

CO N NB CTICUT— 1 6,568.40. 

(Donations 16.066.97, Legacies, 1491.5!) 

ABaoBlai First Ch., 108.21 
9. Betheli First Ch.. 10.06 
First Ch.. 16.90. Btaaford: First C, 28. GB. 
Bridgeport! Park Street Ch., 102.80; King's 
Highway Chapel, 13: W. M. S., three bbla 
goods for Joppa, Ate.: West ^nd Ch.. 
10.80. Brldcewateri S. S.. 8, Brlateli Ch,, 
7G,90. Ccnterbrvski Ch.. 5; S, S., 1,20. 
ClIntoBi First Ch. of Christ. 23,60. C«Uiaa- 
vlUei Ch„ 71, CvlBMblai Cb., 28; S. &., 
for TouKsloo College. 10. Carawalli First 
Ch. oC OiTiaU 104.06. f^niBtreUi First Ch.. 
8.S7. DaabDrri First Ch., 57,03. Dcrbyi 
First Ch., 9,»7. Elaat Cbbbbbi Ch. 10, 
BnBeldl First Ch., 24,10; First S, S , 8. L. 
B. Society, 10. Baat UaaiptaBi Ch., 3141. 
UlaataBbnrri First Ch, ot Christ. 96.32; & 
H. W., for Tougaloo College. 25. Casheai 
Cni., 26. UrotsBi S. S., 8. CuiUordi First 
Ch., 21.55. Uarlfardi Asylum Mill Ch., 
345; Asylum Hill Ch., additional, by Mrs. 
E. H,, 15; Center Ch.. H. S.. for Chandler 
Normal School, 2.18; First Ch. of Christ. 
11K.S2; Second Ch, of Christ. 61; Fourtb 
Ch„ 120; Fourth S, a, 6; Immanuel Ch.. 
262,01; Plymouth Ch-, 16; Village Street 
S. S., for Grand View, 12.88; Windsor Ave. 
Ch., 36; Windsor Ava M. a, for Chandler 
Normal School, 10. HlggBnaai Cb., S 
iTOrytoBi Mrs, E. A. N„ for Hospital in 
HumacBO, Porto Rico, 100, Keaalactaai 
Cb.. 48.95; 8, a, for Tougaloo College, 35. 
Krati First Ch., 24.24; B. S., 3. MadlMBi 
First Ch., 20. MaBslleldi First Ch.. 19. 
Hiddlebnm (m., 25.74. Mlddlefleld i Ct\.. 
5.85. Middlctonai Third Ch., 13.20; South 
Ch., 43.11. Blllfardi Plymouth Ch., 4.06; C. 
S, fe,, 6; Q. B. C, 10; It. P. H., for Talla- 
dega College, 10, Mt. Caraaeli Ch,, 34,40. 
New Brltalui First (Th. ot Christ, 210; First 
Ch., 38,, 62,61 (25 of which for TalladecK 
College): South Cni. 190.8B. Naw C " 


S., for SHOt^e. Nth; 26. New Haveai Grand 
■*'•■ S*^ H.0»; Humphrey Ch., iS: Ply- 
mouth Ch. 135.31; S. K., 25; United cL. 
10. Hcwlavlani Ch., 6S.i;. Nen Lamdoa: 
FirsL Ch- of Clirlat, 30.30. Itrvi Mllfardi S. 
1*, (or President'* Uouse, Tulladega Col- 
Ubo, 60; C Wj lor Talladeea. College. 
100. NewtoBi Ch., 28. T6; H. J. S., Tor Klo 
Grande Industrial School 130. Norfslki 
" wanlcki Ch., le.ti. 

" _■'/ ™llii First 


Chandler Normal School, .- .u-.-~_. 

First Ch., S6.*0. Old LrHei Ch., 40.3S. 
Old fi>rbr<raki Ch., Orusei Ch., 6B 
"■ * " " Ch., 8.20. PlBBtavlUei 

, 174.83. 

tk MadUsai Ch„ 10. 

S.. Bj G. J. B„ 2B. Narnteki Secon 

~ -.. pj^j,j^ Ch. S. S, ror 

■aai: Second _ _ _ 

M. S.. for B! Paao, 8; Second Ch , W. H. 
M, S., for Chinese In Cal., 10.25. Sontk 
NancheBteri Center Ch., lU: Center Ch., 
for Chinese In CallfornlB, 9; Center Cb.. 
for El Paao. 8. StoalBBtDai Agreement 
Hill, Grand View, 22. TroMballi Aux., for 

MarquBi, N. M., 21. Waierbnrr " 

Hill Mlaslont-- --- - - ■ 


30.76; 8. a, for Ghandlei 

-' 10. Poairrcd First Ch., 82.67. 
-^- Ch. for Piedmont College, 

lO.GO. Pataaai Second 

-■ "h., thi - '• ■ 

, Ihroe bbls. goods for Marloi 
Ala. Slmalfarji First Ch. of Christ, 20.81 
SsBthlaglaai First Ch., Sontk Haa 
ekeatcTi Center Cb., 101. Soutk Nornalli 
Ch., 27.40. Saaik Wlndnori Fjrat Ch., T.f 
StBHfatdt FIrat Ch.. Ladles' Aid Sociel 

Hill Missionary Hoc, for Porlo Rico, H: 
Bunker Hill, Mlss'y Soc., for Marquei, N. 
M., 4. Weal Uarirordi H. M. S., for Mar- 
ouei, N. M., 10; H. M. S.. (or Porto Rico, 26, 
W. H, M, U„ for El Paso, Toxaa, {through 
C. Ed. Soc) 20. W. U. M. v.. (or China (or 
Talladega College. IG. Total, GB4.44. 

laji I ..-. .-. .- .— 

Gainer Missionary Union, bbl. goods (or 
Lincoln Academy. Aasolai Ch., G.8G; Ulss 
A. H, A., 6; Miss A. H, A., for Marlon. Ala., 
5.21, A^uebugaei Ladlea' Au»,. bbl,, goods 
(or Marion, AlLt. Brftaklrai Central Ch., 
bbl. goods for Marion, Ala.; Ch. o( the 
Evangel, Ij; Clinton Ave. Ch., Woman'* 
League, for Marion. Ala., fi; Clinton Ave. 
Ch., BOO; Flalbuah Ch. Ladles' Union (or 
Marlon. Ata.. S, also bbl. goods; Klatbush 
Ch.. 143. £1; Ladles' Soc, King's Highway 
Ch., for Marlon, Ala, 8.60; Lewis Ave. Ch,. 
for Agnes Louise Kindergarten, Talladega 
College. 38; l.ewls_Ave., Evangel I ' — 

Circle, tor 

. Ala.. 8^ 

Lewis Ave. Ch., Evangel Circle, box „ 
for Moorhead. Miss.: Park Slope Cb., B8.E0; 
Park Slope Ch.. (or Marlon, Ala., S.BO; Pll- 
— — ■■" , S. S, (or Port- ' — 


vlUci Ch., G.03 WkltaeTvUlet Ch., 44.57. 
WUIIauaUci First Ch., 88.36; Q. E., (or 
Tslladesa College, &. IVlkroBi Mrs. C. P. 
W., (or a. A.. Grand View, 6. WUtoni 
Cb.. «5. Wlnekeaten Ch.. 7. WladkaBi 
First Ch. 60. Wiuaiedi S. G. W., (or Ta|. 
iBdega College. 2s. Wladsori 'Ch., 11. G«. 
WriadiHir Idcksi Cti.. 26.37. Wlaaledi Sec- 
ond Cb.. 18. B3. U'lBatoBi T. P. S. C. E. & 
Y. P. Social Union, for Lincoln Academy, 

'Wa^mm.'M CaaCI Hoaie MlBalsnarr I/bIdb 
•f CaaaeetlcBl, Mrs. H. De Witt WlIllaniB, 
Treaaurcr, Bridgeport Park St., Ch., 
Ladles' Union, 25 (20 of which (or Thomas- 
vllle and 6 (or Grand View). Darteai Aus.. 
for Santee, 35. Falrfleldi Am., for Portu 
Rlco. IB. HanevcFi C E., tor Santee, G 
H»rtl9T*i Women's Asoc. d( Asylum Hill 
CTi., 91 <S7 of which (or Santee and 34 for 
Porto Rlco).; Asylum Hill Ch., Women's 
Aasoc., (or El Paso, 38. Utehaeldi H. M. 
8., 12 (8 of which (of Proctor Academy 
a.nd 1 for Marques). HaBcbcateri Second 
Cb., (or Proctor Acad., 10. Second Ch . 
1E.GB |».G5 of wklch for Sante« «r,ii R nt 
r Chinese In Cal). Merideai 


; Fire 

for Chinese In Cal., 
nniBiai First. W. M. T -" " 
S.. for El Paso, IB: Fin 
Cblnes* In Cal., 15; MIbi 

Ch., Wor 

rst, H. M. 
M. S.. for 

.swiehi Aux.. for Grand View. I. 

walk! First Ch., L. B. Boc for Chines 
Women In CkL. 10. PMaoaoeki ' 

Doffalai Pilgrim Ch , 35; Pilgrim Ch.. bbl. 
and box goods for Marion. Ala.; Plymouth 
Ch., 10: Mrs. S.. for Marion, Ala.. 2. Cau- 
brla Ceateri S. S.. 2. CaaideBi W. M. S.. 
for Marlon, Ala., 15; "Friends." two bbls. 
goods (or Marion, Ala. Candori Ch., 4.37. 
eatakllli Mrs. C. E. W., (or Indian Hla- 
sionsi G. Ckappaqaai First Ch., G. Ck«- 
■BBgo Porkai W. M. 3., bbL goods fr Mar- 
lon. Ala., also 2; Rev. G. L., 1. CIbcIbbb- 
Inai Ch., 10.60. Clarvlllei Ch.. 3.38. Cen- 
Ibki First Ch., 14. ConlBBdi First Cb., 
104,32; Second Ch., bbl. and box goods for 
Moorhead, Miss. Ueaaaboroi S. 8., (or 
Marlon, Ala., 6.20; Daughters oi the Cov- 
— package goods (or Lincoln Acad- 

„ . r.^ ,K RIIIbRdsI W. 

I Ch.. 
26. Pal- 

£1 Puo. 10; Anz., for Cblnt 

emy. Eilabetktoi _. . . , ... 

M. Soc, for Marion, Ala., 5. FalrpDi 
17. 2B. PlDshlBgi F' - " 

_.., _. _ for Uar- 

Ala., G: Primary S. S. Class, (or Mar- 
- Baptist a. S. Class ' '■ ' 

goods tor iDPpa."Ala-' 'Garaea'!' Ch., G.Yj; 
also bbL goods for Marlon, Ala. CrotoBi 
Ch, 20. tirotou CKfi Ch.. 10. Hamlltoai 
Second Ch.. 4. Hearlcltai Ch.. 26, HOBcri 
Ch., bbl. and box goods (or Moorhead, 
Miss. HoDCayct Ch,. 12,60. Borabyi Ch.. 
1. LrDBdequoUi Ladles' Guild, for Marlon, 
Ala., 13; United Church. Ladles* Guild. 
three bbls. goods for Marion, Ala. Ilbacai 
W, M. S,, bbt, goods for Joppa, Ala, 
Jaualeai Van Wyck Ave, Ch,. 12, Jaraea- 

Korlk Flra 

I Women In 10. Maai 

M Cb., 11, N«w Yorki Betb- 



any Ch., 37; S. S., 5; Broadway Tabernacle 
Ch., additional, 241.76; Christ Congr'l Ch.. 
13.75; Harl«m Ch., 1; North Ch.. 25; Oli- 
vet S. S., for worlc in Porto Rico, 5; Miss 
D. K. K., for ISeach Institute, 10; Philan- 
thropic Circle of Broadway Tabernacje Ch., 
packag^e goods for Moorhead. Miss.; 
"Friend," 5. North Guilford i Ch . 8. 
Northfieldt Union Missionary Soc, 9.82; 
S. S.. 5.18. Norwoods Ch., 6.81. Ontario t 
W. M. S.. box g^oods for Marion, Ala. 
Orient t S. S., 30. Ostfordi First Ch.. 30; 
"Outloolc Club," for Marlon. Ala.. 66c. 
llennselaer FnlUt 5. lUciimond Hlili 
Union Ch., 20: Jr. C. E Soc. for Kinder- 
g^arten, Talladega, Ala., 1; M. C. V.. for 
woric among the Negroes in the South, 6; 
Miss K., 1. Roche«teri South Ch.. 30. Snr- 
tttog:n Sprlni^i New England Ch.. 25; 
"Friends," two boxes goods for Marlon. 
Ala. Snugrertlest Ch , 13. Sayvlllci Ch.. 
10. Scheuectadyt Pilgrim Ch.. 24.85. Sker- 
bnrnei Mrs. G., for Marion. Ala.. 1; the 
Misses Dietz and Storrs. . box goods for 
Lincoln Academy. Sn&ymai Ch.. for Mar- 
ion. Ala., 15. 8odu«i Miss C and Friends, 
for Marion ,Ala., 18, and two bbls. goods. 
Spencerports Ch., 40; W. M., Soc, for 
Marion, Ala.. 3. Syracuset Geddes Ch., 
Womans Guild .for Marion, Ala., 8.50, and 
box goods; Geddes Ch., Prim. Dept. of 
Jr. C. E.. for Marlon Ala., 5.08; Pilgrim 
Ch.. 2.54; S. S, 3.32; Good Will Ch.. 37.16; 
Pilgrim Sisters for Marion. Ala., 1; 
Shossdy Family, for Marion, Ala., 10; 
"Friends," bbl. goods for Marion, Ala. 
Tlconderogat Ch.. 6.86; L. M. S . bbl. goods 
for Marion, Ala. Utlcai Bethesda Ch., 
10.71; Plymouth Ch., S. S. Class for In- 
dian Missions, 1. Wadhamat Ch , 9.60. 
Wadlngr Klveri Ch., for Marion, Ala., 5; 
Miss Fay's Class, for Marion, Ala., 3. 
U'altoni First Ch., 41.22; S. S.. 50. Waah- 
Infctoa Nlllai Ch., 3. Wellavlllet First Ch.. 
18.25; L. M. Soc, two bbls. goods fon Mar- 
ion, Ala. Wcat Brook I Plymouth Ch., 2. 
Weat Grotoat Ch.. 10.46. White Pialnat 
Westchester Ch., 147.46 (of which from 
Scarsdale Cong. 69.92. Scarsdale S. S., for 
Saluda, N. C. 15. White Plains Cong. 50. 
Chatteron Hill Cong. 12.54): E. T. V., for 
Tougaloo College, 20. Woodhnvcnt First 
Ch.. 35. 

Woman*a Home Nlaaloaary Union ot 
New York, Mrs. W. A. Kirkwood. Treasur- 
er. Blttf^hamton I Plymouth. C. E. Soc, 10; 
Jr. C. E. Soc, 1.50. Brooklyn i Ch. of the 

Evangel, A. K. C, for S. A. at Piedmont 
College. 18; Flathbush, L. U., 40; Park. L*. 
S, 23.40; Plymouth, W. O.. for Bathroom 
at Grand View. 100; Puritan, W. M.. 1: 
C. E., 5 for Medical Residence in Porto 
Rico; Puritan, D. of C. for S. A. Flsk U., 
10. Buffaloi First. W. G., 15; Pilgrim, W. 
M. S., 10; S. S.. 3. Camden: S. S., 11.81. 
Canandaifpias W. M.. for S. A. Fisk U.. 50. 
Clndnnatuai W. M.. 5.33. ElUuffrtui W. 
M., 25. FluahlnHTi First S. S.. 43 37. Pul- 
tons C. E. Soc, 4; S. S., Primary Dept., 5. 
Gaaportt W. M., 5. Grotuni "Crescent 
Class," 11 87. Hamilton I Primary Dept., 
5. Homert H. M., 75; Jr. M. B.. 5. Mld- 
dleto^rni North Street, C. E.. 4. Moravia i 
W. M. S., 17- New Haven: W. M.. 16.50. 
New Yorki Broadway Tabernacle, S. for 
W. W., 21. Orleutt W. M., 30. OMweKOx 
W. M., 10. Portland: S S., 5. Pough- 
keepMlei First W. M., 10.75. Pulnfiki: Jr. 
M. B.. 1.50. Richmond Hill: W. M, 20; S. 
S.. 20. Sherburne: H. M.. 70. Syracune: 
Gedde.s, W. G., 5.31: Plymouth, W. G.. for 
Scholarship at Fisk IT.. 50. Walton: W. 
M. U.. for S. A. at V . 25. Water- 
lown: P. A, 5.37. Total, $794.71. 

NKW JKRSEY— 11,739.85. 

Bound Brook: Ch.. 105. Chatham: Stan- 
ley Ch., 25. CreMklU: Ch., 13. Eaat Or- 
ange: First Ch. S. S., 25. Freehold: First 

Baptist Ch-. Daughters of Cross, for Mar- 
ion. Ala.. 10. Glen Kldse: W. M. Soc. 5. 
Montclalr: First Ch.. 250; Watcnung Ave. 
Ch.. 47. Nulley: St. Paul's Ch.. 12.50- St. 
Paul's S. S.. 5; Saluda Circle, for Saluda 
Seminary. 7.50; Oraairei Highland Ave. 
Ch.. 27. Paaaalct First Ch., 25. Patteraoai 
Auburn Street Ch.. 18.35. Upper Moat- 
clalri Christian Union Ch.. 152.50; C. W. 
A., for Hospital at Humacao, Porto Rico. 
1.000. Woodbrldffei First Ch., 12. 


(Donations 1379.74, Legacy 1335.45.) 

Brya Mawri R. P.. for Chandler Normal 
School, 5. CUirordi S. S.. 2.50. Coaldalei 
Ch.. 3.75. Dnqneanet Bethlehem Slovak 
Ch., 19. EldeaaborKt First Ch.. 47.55. Kd- 
wardavUlei Bethesda Ch.. 19.70: Welsh Ch., 
50. Gernuintowa: First Ch.. 13.50. Jokaa- 
towni W. M. S.. 5. Kaaei First Ch.. 6.56; 
Park Ave. W. S., for Kio Grande (through 
C.Ed. Soc), 5; Mrs. D. H., for Rio Grande 
Industrial School, 30. MUroys King's 
Daughters, two bbls. goods tor Joppa. Ala. 
Mlaera MlUa: Ch.. 6.75. Mt. Carmelt Ch.. 
8. Phlladelpklai Pilgrim Ch.. C. E. See.. 
7.50; W. G. T., for American Highlanders^ 
25. Plttaburgs Swedish Ch.. 5. Ptymoatki 
Welsh Ch.. 10. Pnaxntawaeys W. M. &. 2. 
Serantoni First Ch.. 10; Plymouth Ch.. 
8.40; Jones Memorial Ch.. 16. Sprlas 
Brook: Ch.. 2. Weat Plttatom Ch.» 7. 
Wilkea-Barre: Second Welsh Ch.. 5; Purl- 
tan Cong. Ch.. 30.78. WllUaiaaaort t First 
Ch., 8; W. M. S.. 5. 

W'onuia*a Home Mlaalonary Uafoa e£ 
Pennsytvaalat Mrs. David Howells. Treas- 
urer. Carbondalet "United Workers" for 
Thorsby Institute, 2; Ch. and S .S-r for 
Porto Kico. 4. Glenolden: S. S.. for Thors- 
by Instiute, 5; Primary Dept. of S. S., for 
Alaska Mission. 2.25. Philadelohlat Park 
Ch. S. S.. for Alaska. 2.50. Total. |16.75. 


Sewlekley: Samuel Boyd, 1.006.37. (Re- 
serve Degacy. 1670.92.) 835.45. 

MARYLAND — $44.08. 

Bnltlmorei Associate Ch., 42.08; Second 
Ch.. 2. 


A%aaklBgtont First Ch.. 53 60; Ingram 
Memorial Ch., 15; S. S.. 1.78: C. K Soc., 
1.88; "A Friend of the Cause" for work in 
Porto Rico. SO. 

OHIO — 11.814.65. 

Akron: First Ch.. for Talladega College, 
19.01; West Ch., 19.95. AUlaneei Ch.. 1. 
Amherat: First Ch.. 4. Aahlandi First Ch., 
5.70. Aaktabnlat First Ch.. 15; Second 
Ch.. 15. Aurora: Ch., 10. Avoa Lakes Ch., 
2. Bellevue: Ch., 8. Berlin Helgktas Cli., 
19.17. Burton: Ch.. 4. Caatallas Ch., 7; 
Missionary Soc. bbl. goods for Lincoln 
Academy. Chardont Ch., 10.50. Cha^riA 
Falla: Ch.. 10.- Clarldoni Ch.. 6. Cleve* 
land: CoUinwood Ch.. 7.70; EmmaJiuel Ch., 
4; Euclid Ave. Ch.. 85.64; Hough Ave. Ch., 
770; Jones Road Ch., 14.50; Nottinerham 
ai., 2; Park Ch., 11; Pilgrim Ch.. 200; 
Wisteria Club, bbl. goods for Marion Ala. 
Colnmbua: First Ch.. 240; Grandvie-w 
Heights. Ch., 12.25; Washington Ave. Cli., 
5; Miss A. M., for Saluda Seminary, 8. 
CuyahoKa Falla: Ch.. 4.80. Dublin i Ch«. 4. 
Kaat Cleveland: Kast Ch.. 18.30. BlyYUit 
First Ch., 45.60; First S. S., for Tallades^a 
College, 11 68. Falrport Harbor: Klrst 
Ch., 5. Florence: Ch., 3.25. Genevas Ch. 
11. Greenwich: Ch., 2.25. Hartfords OH* 
1.25. Hudaoni Ch.. 40. Kent: Ch.. 21.55* 
Klugsvllle: Mrs. S. C. K.. for Hospital at 
Humacao. Porto Rico. 6. Llaaai Ch., ii. 



Loralai First Ch.. 31.77. I^ymei Ch., 10 
MadlaoBi Ch.. 34.80. Manafleldi First Ch., 
17.52. Mariettat First Ch.. 18.05. MartluM 
Ferry X Ch.. 2 45. Marysvlllei Ch., 28. 
Mcdlaat First Ch., 111.54. Mt. Veraoni 
Ch., 21.40; S. S., box books for Dorchester 
Academy. North Kldicevlllet Ch , 1.50. 
Oberilat First Ch., 48 80. bbl. g^oods 
for Marion, Ala.; Second Ch., 46.40. 
Palaeavlllet First Ch., 17.50. Plerpoati 
Ch.. 5.50; Radaori Ch., 10. Rootatowas 
Ch.. 8.34 Sandaakyi First Ch., 22.95. 
Soath Newbury t Ch.. 7. Sprlaflrfleldi First 
Ch . 26.28; First Ch . Phllathea Class, 
for Pleasant Hill. Tenn., 15. Toledo: 
First Ch., 25; Park Ch.. 6; Washington 
St. Ch., 16.51; Marion L#awrence S. 8., for 
Talladef^a College. 15; Miss R. G. M.. 25. 
Troy« Ch., 3.40. TirlaMbnrKi Ch., 7; S. S., 

1 20. Ualonvllle: Ch., 58c. VamchaaTllle: 
Ch.. 5.25. ^IVellla^oni First Ch.. 18. We»t 
Aadoveri S. S., 5.20. Youni^iitowBt Elm 
St., Ch., 5; Plymouth Ch., 7 65. 

"WoBiaa'n Home Mlmilonary Union of 
Ohio, Mr.s. F. E. Walters. Treasurer. 
Akroai West, W. M. S., 5.04. Alexiai L S., 
1.68. AflMabalat First. W. G.. 4.20. Aaa- 
tiabarirt S. S., for Pleasant Hill, 1.25 
Bereat M. S., 1.47. Chlllloothet M. S., 23c; 
C. E. Soc. 25c. Cleveland I Euclid. W. M 
A.. 26.25; Y. L.. 5.25; Collinwood Ch . 5.77: 
First. W. A., 6 72; Hough Ave. S. S, 3.56: 
Park, W. A., 3.62; Y .L». S.. 1.05; S. S., 2.10. 
Colnmbaat. Plymouth, T^. S., 3.67. Cnya- 
hoira Fallal L. M. S.. 3.41. Viamt Cleveland: 
East Ch. W. A., 2.83; S. S., 84c. Elyrlnt 
First, W. A, 10.50. Falrportt Ch.. 52c. 
Hartford I L. S., 1.47. Jefremoni W. S.. 
1.20: C. E. Soc. 63c. Kentt First, W. S. 
2.73; S. S., for Pleasant Hill. 7; C. E. Soc. 
1.05 I^imni M. S., 2.10. Mariettas Oak 
Grove. W. S.. 5.46. North Ridicevllle: Ch.. 
1.05. Parkmani W. S.. 2.31. I.odli W. M 
S. 2.10. Madison s Central W. S.. 2.10 
Mannlleldt First, W. M. S., for San tee. 
Neb.. 65; Mayflower. W. G., 5. Newark t 
Pb^mouth, W. A., 1.57. North OlmMedt 
L. A.. 31c; Jr. C. E Soc. 2. Norwalki T... 
IT., 21c. Oberlini Second. W. S., 31.50 
lU»ek Creek I C G.. 78c Sandufikys W. L.., 

2 10: C. E., 42c; S S., 1.26. Sullivan t W. 
S., 1.05; S. S., 1.05. Tallmadicet W. H. M 
S. 2 73; Y. L... 4. 20. Twinsbnnri W. S., 1.57 
WelllanrtoBi W. A.. 3.15. C. E.. 1.05. We«l 
Park: L,. A S., 4.20. 

W. H. M. U., for New 

(througrh C. Bd. Soc), 1.80. 

West Work 
Total. $250.36 


Ch. 3.9S: 

for Saluda 


Ch.. 21 19. 
bbl. Roods 

Il^DIANA— $176.35. 

Fort Wayaei First Ch., 22.75; 
S. S.. for Saluda Seminary, 10. 
Iln: BriRhtwood Ch., 3; First 
Union Ch., 1.63; Mrs. C. J. W.. 
Seminary, 50. Marlon t Ch., 13 
Ch., 1.50. Terre Hautei First 
Wlaoaa L4ikei Mrs. A. A. Y., 
for Marion, Ala. 

'Womans Home Mlnnlonary Union of In- 
dlaaa, Mrs. A. D. Davis, Treasurer. Fort 
Wayaet Plymouth, W. M. S.. 20. Garvt 
S. S., 1.50. IndlanapolU} Bri^htwood. W. 
M. S.. 3. Templet Marlon. W. M S.. 4. 
Terre Hantex First Ch.. S. S.. 2; First Oh.. 
W ,M. S.. 16.30; Plymouth. W. M S.. 2.50. 
Total. $49.20. 

MICHIGAN — $1,577.30. 

Almoats Ch.. 2. Ann Arbori First Ch.. 
100. Bancrofti First Ch , 5. Bay CItyx 
Ch., 2.11. Beacoa Hlllx Ch., 1. Beldlnir: 
Ch., 8. Beaaonlax Ch., 66.60. Blic Rapidnt 
First Ch.. 2. Bradleyx Ch.. 1. Brecken- 
rldicet Ch.. 2. Cadlllncx First Ch., 20. 
rharlerotxx Ch.. 14. Charlotte: Ch.. 4 D3. 
rhaaaell: Ch., 1.. Clinton t Ch . 25. Cor- 
lathx Ch.. 2. Detroltx First Ch.. 372.30: 
Brewster Ch., 80; Brewster Ch., Woman'.s 
Assoc, for Moorhead. Miss , 5: Fort St. Ch., 
29; North Woodward Ave, Ch., 200; Pil- 

grrim Ch., 4; Pllgrrim Ch., 2. Douiclaax Ch , 
4. Dowasiacx Ch., 10. Drnmmondx Ch., 2. 
niindm Ch.. 4. Grand Rapldnt South 
Ch.. for Scintee, Neb . 26.78. GraadvtUex 
<:h., r.. Graaa Lakex Ch., 1.60. Greeavlllex 
Ch.. 5. Hnneoekx First Ch., 65.65. Hartx 
First Ch., 12 llopklnnx Second Ch., 8. 
Hubbell: Cli., 4. Hudson x Ch., 10. Imlay 
C^ity: Ch.. 1. JnckNonx Ch., 26. Lake Lin- 
den i Ch.. 4. Lanaln^i Mayflower, Ch., 2. 
Plymouth Ch., 45. Le Royx Cli.. 5. Mollnex 
Ch., 3 65. .Uorenclx Ch., 4. Mnnkesroax 
First Ch., 35. Northportx Ch., 2. Omenax 
Ch., 3. PIttafordx Ch., 6. Redrid^ex Ch., 
3. Richmond X Ch., 5. Romeox Ch., 20 25. 
St. Clalrx Ch.. 30; S. S., 10. St. Johanx Ch., 
20. Sonth Haven X Ch., 6; Maple Grove S. 
S., for Marlon, Ala.. 8.38. Suttoaa Bayx Ch.. 
3. Three Oakni Ch.. 35. Union Cltyx Ch , 
990. Wolverlnex Ch.. 5. 

W'^oinan*a Home Mlaaloaary Unlou of 
Mich., Mrs. C. O. Davis. Treasurer. Al- 
lendalex 5. Bensoalax 20. Cheboygranx 8. 
(^helaeax 3.90. Clarex 2. Delhli 1.30. 
Downnrlaet 10. . Ludlnictonx 2.60. Graad 
HapldMi Park S. S., 55; Second S. S.. 5.35. 
Hi, Clalrx W. M. S., 11; Juniors, 5. 

W. H. M. U, of Mich., for West Tampa, 
Fla., 50. Total. $179.15. 


ILLINOIS— $11,137.92. 

(Donations $4,637.92, I^epracy $6,500.00.) 

Albion s Ch.. 5. Alton x Ch. of the Re- 
deemer, 10. Amboyx First Ch., 2.28. At- 
klnaont Ch.. 5. Anrorax First Ch., 19.67; 
First S. S.. 10.09; New England Ch., 15 70. 
Auatln: First Ch.. 22.66. Bnweax Ch., 4.09. 
Brookfleldx Ch.. 5.25. Carpenteravlllex 
First Ch.. 21. Champalffnx First Ch., 61.41. 
ChioaKot Bethlehem Bohemian Ch., 7; Cal- 
ifornia Ave. Ch.. 24.39; Christ German 
Cong:. Cli.. 5; Community Ch.. 15.75; Fortv 
second Ave. Ch.. 3; Grand Ave. S. S., 8; 
Grayland Ch., 3; Green St. Ch., 14.26; 
(^reen St. S. S., 4; Lake View S. S., 5; 
Leavitt St. Ch.. 1.50; Lincoln Memorial 
Ch.. 2.63; Millard Ave. Ch.. 4; New Enp:- 
larul Ch.. 40; New First Ch., 13.61; North 
Shore Ch.. 25; Ravenswood Ch , 19.82: 
Ropers Paric Ch., 20; St. Paul Ch., 7: 
South Ch., 64.55: Hiram W. Thomas 
Memorial Ch., 3.50; Trinity Ch., 3; 
l^niverslty Ch . 25; Warren Ave. Ch., 6.83; 
Washington Park Ch.. 4.48; Waveland 
Ave. Ch.. 11; W. C. B.. for Cottage at El- 
bowoods, N. Dak.. 10; Mrs. J. G., for Mar- 
lon. Ala.. 2; Miss M B. H., for Marlon, 
Ala.. 3; W. A. R., for Cottage at Elbo- 
woods, No. Dak., 10; J. W. S., for Touga- 
loo Colle^-e. 2r>; .T. P. W.. for Cottage at 
lOlbowoods. N Dak.. 50; "A Friend," 8. 
Decatur X Monday Bible Class, bbl. goods 
for Marlon. Ala. De Kalb: First Ch.. 
15.43. Depuet Ch.. 7. Dea Plalneax First 
Ch.. 3. Doverx L. M. S., bbl. goods for 
Moorhead, ML*^s Downera tirovex Ch., 23. 
Dundee: Ch.. 35. Blfsrinx First Ch., 101. 
Kvanaton: First Ch.. 197.83. Galeaburffx 
Central Ch.. 25; Central Ch., S. S., Jr. 
Dept., 17; Covenant Daughters of Cong 
Ch., I' .ck^ge goods for Lincoln Academy. 
Ger./'eo: First Ch., 17.32. Glencoex Union 
Ch , 32. Glea RUynx First Ch.. 42. God- 
freyx Ch., 4; Melville Ch., 2 75. Grldley: 
Ch.. by E. F. K.. 10. Hlnadale: Ch.. 200.65. 
Kevrnneex First Ch., 54. Lacont Ch , 1«> 
La Granjtei First Ch., 70. L.n Salle x First 
Ch , 4. Center: Ch.. 10. Lockport: 
Ch.. 2. Lo«1a: Merriatn Ch., 12.50- Loni- 
bnrd: Cli.. for New West Work, 8.55. Mar- 

Melliea: Ch , 
Held: Ch . 9 

4.50. MarMhallx S. 

Kan Park: First Ch., 1& 



S , 7. May- 
Ch., 1.73. Mor- 
Napervlilex Ch . 

20; First. S S.. 6; O. H. R., for Rio Grande 
Industrial S«^hool, 2. Neponaetx Ch.. 18. 
Oak Parkx First Ch.. 35016; First Ch., b\ 
C. W. P., for cottage at Elbowoods, N. 



Dak., 50; Second Ch., by E. H. P., for Cot- 
tage at Elbowoods, No. Dak, 50; Second 
Ch., 81.33: Third Ch., 7.66; Mrs. W. E. B.. 
for Lincoln Academy. 1 and box of sroods. 
Odelli Ch., S. Ottawai First Ch., 30. 
Payaoai L. K. S.. for Cottaj^e at Fo»-t Ber- 
thold, 60. Peorlat First Ch.. iy. Polo: 
Independent Presbyterian Ch., 12; PalBce- 
torn First Ch., 11.84. dalno t First Union 
Ch.. 48.15. RoMvlllet Ch., 12.80. St. 
Charles I Ch., 11. 50; S. S.. 6.75. Saadwlcbi 
Ch., 11. Seatonvillet First Ch.. 2.50. 
Stewards Ch., 18.60. Shabbonai Ch.. 5 
Sbcffleldt Ch., 6. Sterllasi Ch., 13.75. 
Strawai Ch., 4.8i). Sycamores W. M. S , 
two bbls. goods for Joppa. Ala. Tlnkllwai 
Providence Ch., 10. Tonlont Ch.. 34.40. 
Watairas First Ch., 4. Waverlyt Ch , 5. 
Wheatont W. M. Soc. six bbls. eoods for 
Marion. Ala. iJVUmettei First Ch.. 29.61: 
Ch. for Marlon, Ala., 15; W. M- S., box of 

foods for Marlon, Ala. Wlaaetkai Ch. 
09.29; Mrs. D. S., for Water Supply at 
Toueraloo rolie&e, |1, 01 2.50. Went Pwll- 
naat First Ch.. 2.50. HVentera Sprln«r«t 
First Ch.. 19.50: L. M. S., bbl. firoods for 
Moorhead, Miss. WyomlnKi Ch., 10. 

'Woaian'a Home Mtasloaary ITnloa of II- 
llBols, Mrs. W. M. Fitch, Treasurer. Al- 
bion i S. S., 4 Anna want W. S.. 2. Aurora: 

New EnRland W. S.. 10. Bataviai S. S., 
for Scholarship at San Rafael, New Mex- 
ico, 10; W. S., 11. Deardntowns Jr. C. E., 
1.25 Bow^ni W. S., 2. Drlmflelds W. S.. 
5. Budat W. S.. 2. Bunker Hlllt W. S., 2. 
Cliebansei W. 8., 6. Cklca«oi California 
Ave., W. S. 25 26;, Grace, W. S., 8; Grand 
Ave., W. S., 2; Green Street, W. S., 2: 
LAke View, W. S., 2; Millard Ave. W. S.. 
8; Park Manor, w. S.. 2; 52nd Ave 
W. S., 6.75; New EngTland, W. S., 
50; New England S. S., 10; New 
First W. S.. 21.50; North Shore, W. S . «. 
S. S., 9.50; Rogers Park W. S.. IH: C. E., 
5; Warren Ave. W. S., 25; Washington 
Park W. S.. 7.73; Waveland Ave., Y. W. 
M. S., 2.50; Primary S. S., 1: Wellington 
Ave. W. S., 3. De Kalbt C. E.. 2.50. Dun- 
deet W. S, 4; C. E., 10. DwlKhtt W. S.. 2. 
BIffInt First. W. S.. 27. Rvanntoni First. 
W. S.. 29. also for Thorsby Inst., 10, and 
for Scholarship for Fisk U.. 50. Galen- 
burfcs Central, Covenant Daughters. 5; 
Central W. S., for Talladega, 24, and for 
Moorhead, Miss., 23; Primary S. S.. for 
Crow Agency, Mont., 7. Geneneoi C. E., 
2.50 Glcncoet W. S., 10. Gridleyt W. S., 

1. Harreyt W. S., 2. Homer: W S., 1.2Fi 
ininli W. 8., 3. Ivankoei W. S, 5.80 
Jackaonvlllei W. S., 20. Kewaneet W. S., 
10. La Granicei W. S, 9.75. T.odat W. S., 
4; C. E.. 5. Lombard: First, W. S, 10.20. 
Mattooni First, W. S., 10.61. Mason: W. S.. 

2. Mendoni C. E. Soc, 5. MInooka: Sew- 
ard, First, W. S.. 5. Mollne: First Ch.. W. 
S, for S. A, at Fisk. University. 20: First. 
W. S.. 7.50; 8. S. Juniors, Z'^. Moraan 
Park! W. S., 6. Neponaet: W. S. 3.35 
North Berwyni W. S., 2. Oak Park: First. 
W. S., 91.41; First Young Women's So- 
ciety, 37.50: Third, W. S. 12.40. Onwego: 
First, W. S.. 1. Ottawa: First, W. S.. 19. 
Park Ridge: W. S., 2. Pecatonica: W. S.. 
2.50. Peorlai First, Y. L. Guild, 10. Peru: 
W. 8.. 3. Polo: W. S., 2 Port Byron: W. 
S. 2.50. Prophetatown: W. S., 3 dnlncy: 
W. S., 5. Roberta: W. S., 5. Roekford: 
Second W. S., 68 30. Rollo: W. 8., 2.50. 
Somonankt W. S., 10. Sterling: W. 8.. 
5 25. Stillman Valley: W. 8.. 5; C. E. 
2.50. Tlnkllwa: Providence, W. S., 2.55. 
Toulon: W. S . 3. IVankegan: W. S., 3.45 
WlnnebnK<«: W. S.. 5. Wlnnetka: W. S.. 
:i^^. Wyoming: W. S., 2. Totah $940.55. 


Galembnrg: Mary Davis McKnight, $6,- 

IOWA— $1,662.25. 

Alezaadert Ch.. 9. Algonai Ch.. 4.10. 
AlUiion: Ch.. 5.75 Alnioral: Ch., 3. Amemt 
Ch., 35.69. Anamoaat Ch., 8.40. Atlantiet 
Ch., 24.32. Anrella: Ch.. 8 37. Bear 
Grove: Ch., 10. Belaiond: Ch.. 8. Blalrs- 
burg: Ch.. 22. Brttt: First Ch.. 12. Caatle- 
vlUet Ch.. 2. Cedar Falla: Ch., 19.32 
Cedar Rapldsi First Ch.. 22.50. Ckaplat 
Ch., 1. Clarion: Ch.. 5. Clay: Ch.. 5. 
Clear Lakes Ch., 7.02. Clinton: Ch . 4.25. 
Coleabnrg: Ch., 1. Creaeo: Ch., 12.10. 
Cromwell: Ch., 9.24. Davenport: Berea. 
4.84.; Edwards Ch., 19.42. Danville: Ch.. 
34. Des Molneni Greenwood. 2.86. Dlek- 
ensi Ch.. 3.40. Dubuque: First Ch., 49.68; 
Summit Ch., by 8. J. W. 10. Dunlnpt 
Ch., 5.96. Bagle Grove: Ch., 8. BMom: 
Ch., 20.05; C. McK. D., for S. A., Grand 
View, 25. Bmmetaburg: Ch., 12.50. Fart 
Dodge: Ch., 6.05. Gardiner: Ch.. 1 Genoa 
Bluflr: Ch.. 2.37. Grand View: Ch.. € 
Green Mountain Ch.. 18.92. Grinnell: Ch.. 
57 60; S. S.. for Rio Grande Industrial 
School, 6. Gowrie: Ch.. 12. Hampton: 
Ch., 50. Harlan: Ch.. 10.28. Harmony: 
Ch., 86c. Hartwiekt Ch.. 12. Hnmentent 
W. G, 3. town CItyt Ch., 15. Iowa FalUi 
Ch., 18.02. Keokuk: First Ch.. 108.60. 
KIngsley: Ch.. 6. Lnke View: Ch., 7.50 
Lewla: Ch., 4 60. Long Creek: Ch.. 5.50. 
Lyons: Ch., 713. Manekeater: Ch., 15.25. 
Maquoketa: Ch., 10. Marion: Ch.. 18.24. 
Mnaon Cltyi Ch., 20. Mnmknlltown: €%., 
82. NItcheUville: Ch.. 3. MeGregort Ch.. 
5.54. Montlcellot Ch.. 6. Montour: Ch . 
24.10. MuMcatlne: First Ch.. 10 08. NaMknas 
Mrs. B. W. B., for Marion. Ala., 3; W- M. 
Soc. bbl. goods for Marion. Ala. IVewellt 
Ch, 10.50; D. I. N. Club, for Saluda Sem- 
inary, 25. New Hamptons First Ch., 2.97; 
First. C. E., 5. Newton: First Ch.. 60. 
Oakland: Ch.. 20. Oaagei Ch.. 47.25. 
Oakaloofiat 7:40. Ottumwai First Ch.. 
14.31. Perr^-: Ch., 10.14. PreMton: Ch.. 6. 
Primghar: Ch.. 36.66. Red Oak: Ch., 4.50. 
W M. Soc, 8. RIcevlllei W. M. 8.. two 
bbls. goods for Joppa. Ala. Kockfferdt 
Ch.. 10. Rock Rapids: Ch., 8.26. Rawant 
Ch., 6. Rockwell: Ch., 11. Sheldon: Ch.. 
16.22. Sibley: Ch., 7. Skennndoahi Ch.. 
21.85. Silver Creek: Ch.. 2.50. Slons 
City: First Ch.. 60.50; Mayflower Ch.. 2.56. 
Sioux Rapids: Ch.. 5. Sloani Ch.. 4.33. 
Somera: Ch., 1. .Speneeri Ch., 17.45. 
Steamboat Rock: Ch.. 8. Strawberrx 
Point: Ch.. 10.66. Tabor: C. E. Soc. for 
Porto Rico. 1.22. Tripoli: Ch.. 4. VnliHis 
Ch., 1.05. Vnn Clevet Ch., 6. Vietors Ch., 
1. Waterloo: First Ch., 20. Waucomnt 
Ch., 5.50. Webster Cltyi Ch.. 26.24. Wit- 
tembergi Ch., 5. 

^Voman'a Home Mlaalonary Union 9t 
town, Mrs. H. K. Edson, Treasurer. Rur^ 
llngtont 21.17. Clnrioni 5. Caunell BlnfTnt 
W. M. S.. 2.50; 8. 8.. 2.58. Deeomk: S.16. 
Earlvllle: 10. Eldorat W. M. S.. 16- Youngr 
Women's Study Club, 10; Mission Band, 1. 
Fayette: 83c. GrinneU: 33.45. Hnrlnat 
1.76. Hanchesteri 5.09. Mnacatlnei 8.8S. 
Newbnrg: Ladies' Aid, 2. Newell: 8,16. 
New Hampton: 1. Old Mnn's Creek t 8. 
Perry: 1.89. Red Onki 8. Webater CItys 
8.75. Whiting: 15. Total. $162.67. 

WISCONSIN— $756.93. 

Antlgo: Ch., 18. Appletoni First Ch.. 
50. Baraboo: Ch., 6. Barneveldi 8. S.. 4. 
Belolt: First Ch., 15 (7 50 of which for 
'Touf-aloo College). Bobbs Mlllai Ch.. 1. 
Brodhead: W. M. 8.. bbl. goods for Joppa, 
Ala. Cable: Ch., 3.50. Cllatoni Ch.. 8.S4. 
Curtlsa: Ch., 1. De Pere: Ch., 8. Durrani s 
Ch., 2. Kau Claire: First Ch.. 105. B«f 
erald Grove: Ch., 8.50. CvaasvUlet Ch., 
11.94. Foad du L«c: Mrs. J. A. B., 2. F^x 
Lake: Ch.. 4. Green Bayi Union Ch.. 28. 
Genoa Junction: Ch.. 3. JancavUlei First 
Ch., S7.92. Kinlcklnnlci Ch.. 7. 



UULit Ch.» 6. MadlsoBt First Ch.« 18.95. 
Maine I Union Ch., 1. Maple Valley t Ch., 1. 
Masomanlei Ch., «. MeUens Union Ch., 2. 
Menaahat First Ch., 20.74. MenomoDlet Cli., 
35.60. Mllwaakeet Plymouth Ch.. 41. Ripons 
First Ch., 30. MorriaoavlHet Ch., 6. 
OeoaoBiowoct Ch.. 150. Odanaht Ch , 
1. OskkoiUii Plymouth S. S.. 6. Qjuieot 
Ch.. 1.75. Oweat Ch.. 3. Plymoaths First 
Ch., 1.64; S. S., 2.71. RlilBeiaaderx Ch.. 
9 75. Roeiieatert First Ch., 1.36. Ronea- 
dalei Ch., 8.25. Spartai Ch.. 17.26: S. ., 2 50. 
Sprlaor Greeas Ch., 3. Saperlori Hope Ch., 
3; Pilgrim Ch.. 14.50. l*wo Rlverat Ch., 4- 
Veiq^rs Ch., 2. Waawatoaai Ch., 76. 
WlUtewatert W. M. S., bbl. goods, for 
Marion, Ala. Wladaort Ch., 1250. 'Wy* 
• • :t Ch., 1. 

Woniaa*a Home Mlaaloaary Ualoa of 
Wtacoaala, Miss Mary L. McCutchan, 
Treasurer. Appletoai 3.25. Beiolti Sec- 
ond. W. M. S., 3.75. Beloltt First, 6.25. 
Berilai 2.25. Blaek Elartiit 1.75. Braa- 
doBi Y. P.. t.02. BBodkeadi 130. Blk- 
borai 6. BvaaaTlllet 1. JaaeavlUei 6. 
Keaoahai 3. Lake MUiai 80c. Laacaaterx 
2. Maado-rlt 1.25. Skeboysaas 20. Sparta s 
7. Ocoaomowoct 50c Plymontkt S. 8., 
76c Saa Prairie i 8. l^'aawatoaat 6.90. 
WhHewateri 15.75. Total, 199.52. 


Alexaadrias Ch., 20. Barley i Ch., 1.46. 
Bertkai Ch.. 68c. Callaway t Ch., 15c. 
Caaaoa Fallai Ch., 92c. Crookntoat S. S., 
package sroods for Moorhead, Miss. Dodae 
Ceatert Ch., 60c. Dagrdalei Ch., 20c. 
Oulatki Pilgrrim Ch., 25. Bxcelnlori Ch., 
7.50. Falrmoatt Ch.. 4-15. Fertllet Ch.^ 
37c. Freeborn I Ch., 62c Gleawoodt Ch , 
2.65. Graeevlllet Ch., 27c. Graalte Fallai 
Ch., 88c. GroTelaadi Ch., 5.99. Hatckla- 
aoBi Ch., 17-87. lateraatloaal Fallai Ch., 
1.56. Lake Cityt First Ch., 1.76. Mcln- 
toakt Ch., 1.47. Madlaoai Ch., 6. Maakatoi 
Ch.. 1.08. Blarlettai Ch., 1.38. Marahallt 
Ch.. 1.66. Neatori Ch.. 1.40. MlaaeapoUax 
Como Ave. Ch., 9.02; Fifth Ave. Ch., 3 65; 
S. &. 2.65; Fifth Ave. Ch., bbl. goods for 
Marion, Ala.; Forest Heigrhts, 5.40; Fre- 
mont Ave. Ch., 9.72; Fremont Ave., 6.06; 
L«inden Hills Ch., 12.50; Lyndale Ch., 5.29; 
S. S., for Marion, Ala., 3; Lyndale Ch., Sr. 
Liadies' Bible Class, bbl. eroods for Marion, 
Ala.; Lynnhurst Ch., 2.7&; Park Ave. Ch. 
(10 of which for Pleasant Hill), 32.58; 
Pilgrim Ch., 2.02; Plymouth Ch., 62.29; 
Plymouth Ch. Sewing: Society, for Mar- 
ion, Ala., 5; Vine Ch., 1.27; Rev. 
J. E. P., 2.60. Moorkeadt Ch., 3.85. 
Morrlai Ch.. 3.42. New Brl«(htoat Ch., 3.60. 
Btortktfeldt Ch.. 27.15; Prof, and Mrs. F. B. 
H.. for Rosebud Indian Mission. 50. . Or- 
toavlUes Ch.. 1.50. Peltcaa Raptdai Ch.. 
75c. Roae Creek i Ch.. 25c. St. Ckarlea: 
Ch,. 2.75. St. Paalt Cyril Ch.. 1.60; Olivet 
Ch.. 5; Pacific Ch. S. S., bbl. g^oods for 
Moorhead, Miss. Silver Lakes Ch., 3.25. 
Bprlas Valley I Ch., 86c. Wayaatai Ch., 
2.25. WlBoaat First Ch.. 18.75; Mrs. F. S. 
B., for Hospital at Humacao, Porto Rico, 

IVoataa** Hoate Mlaaloaary Ualoa of 
Mlaaeaota, Mrs. A E. Fancher, Treasurer. 
Aaekai 1.70. Adas 85c. Argjlet S. S., 1. 
Aaatlai 4.78. Ba^leyt 68c. Belvlews 64c. 
Beaaoas 85c. Caaaoa Fallas First, 1.15. 
CrookatOBs 1.28. Dodae Ceaters 1.78. 
I>alatks Pilgrim, 12.75. Kxeelalors 3.82. 
JPalrbaalt 11.85. FertUes 60c. Glen- 
'wood: 1.66. Graalte Fallas 42c. Grove- 
laads 3.06. Huteklaaoas 1-58. later- 
■iatloaai Fallai 80c. Lake Cltyi First. 2.83. 
Melatoaks 68c. Madlaoas 5. Mankatos 2.38. 
Mariettas 1.28. Marakalli 68c. Meators 70c. 
BItaaeapallas Como Ave., 6.40; Fifth Ave., 
W. 8., 3.76; S. a, 1.36; Fremont Ave., 4.85; 
F^rMt Heiffhts. 2.66; Linden Hills, T. W. 

^.. 2.55; Linden Hills. C. B., 1.70; Lyndale, 
5.10; Lynnhurst, 1.36; Park Ave., 3.75; Pil- 
grim, 2.39; Plymouth, 29.06; 38th Street. 
35c; Vine, 1.45. Montevideo! 1.90. Moor- 
heads 5 47. Morrlas 4.43. Nortkflelds 12.09. 
OrtoavUlei 76c. Pellcaa RapldMi 1.20. 
Roae Creeks 35c. St. Ckarleas 1.36. St. 
I'aals Cyril, 80c; Olivet, 12.68; Pacific, C. 
E, 1.45; Plymouth, 11.47; St. Anthony 
Parle, 7.62. Saak Ceaters 80c Silver 
Lakes 1.66. Sleepy Eyes 1.02. Sprla^ Val- 
leys 1.69. Waaecas 5. Wayaatas 1. Wta^. 
oaas First, 1.91. 

W. H. M. U., of Minn., Thank Offerings, 
for Bristol Memorial Scholarship, at Moor « 
head. Miss., 50. Total, |255.07. 


Cole Camps Ch , H). Kaaaaa CItys Ivan- 
hoe Park Ch., 10; Tabernacle Ch., 6. Kid- 
der s Ch., 4. St. Joaepks First Ch., 42.79. 
St. Loalas Fountain Park Ch., 10; Hope 
Ch., 11; Pilgrim Ch.^ 34 80' First Ch.. 7.46; 
First Ch., by G. H. B. 1, (50c of which for 
Marion, Ala., and 50c for Mobile. Ala.) 

'WoBtaa^a Home Mlaaloaary Ualoao f Mia* 
aoarl. Miss Edith M. Norton, Treasurer. 
Boaae Torres L. M. S.. 7.50. Hamlltoas 
W. M. S.. 63c. Kaoaaa Cltys First, W. A., 
19.08; S. S., 1.65; Westminster, W. M S., 
72.68; S. S., 6.25. Neoakos L. M. S., 6. 
Maplewoods First, W. M. S., 5.34; S. S., 90c. 
Old Orekards W. M. S., 1.72. St. Joaephi 
First, L. M. S., 7.80; Y. L. M. S., 75c. St. 
Loalas First, W. M. S.. 18.03: Hyde Park. 
L. M. S.. 1.03; Y. L. M. a, 1.62; Y. P. 8. 
C. E., 63c: Hyde Park. King's Messenge'r 
Primary S. S., 5, for Bird's Nest Home, 
Santee, 5; Olive Branch. W. M. S., 94c; 
Pilgrim, W. A., 20.50; King's Daughters, 
3.97; Reber Place, W. M. S , 1.50. Sedallas 
First. W. M. S., ^34. IVebater Groveas 
W. A., 5. Total, 1197 86. 

KANSAS — 1284.90. 

BurllBiTtoBs Mrs. A. J B , 20. Fair views 
Ch., 8. Jetmores Ch., 3. Kaaaaa City: 
First Ch., 7.50. Klrwlas First Ch., 1. 
Overbrooks Ch.. 14. Partrldires Ch., 10. 
Stocktoas Ch.. 3. Topekas Central Ch.. 
29.41. Wichita s College Hill Ch., 12; E. L. 
D.. for Talladega College. 6. 

l^'OBiaa^a Home Mlaaloaary Ualoa of 
Kpaaaa. Miss Emma W .Wallace, Treas- 
urer. Altoas S. S , for Santee. Neb.. 2. 
Ceatrallas 6. Dowaas 10. Gardea Cltys 
3. Hlawatkas 5.33. Kaaaaa Cltys First 
10. KIrwiBs W. S.. 3; S. S, for Santee. 1 
Lawreaees Plymouth. 31.24. Leaveaivorthi 
7.50. Maaliattaas Personal Friend. 50c 
NewtoBs S .S.. for Santee. 3 16. Olathes 
W. S.. 2: S. S.. 4.60. Oaaaras S .S.. for 
Pleasant Hill, 4. Sallaas Plymouth S S.. 
for Santee, 2. Seabrooks C. E., S. S. and 
Union. 4. Sedawlcks 11. Stocktoas W. 
S.. 6; C E.. 1. ToBgaaoxles 1. Topekas 
First. W. S.. 6.70; First S .S.. for Santee, 
2: Central. 23.21. Wakaraaa Valleys 4. 
Waldroas 60c. WelUagtoas 3.50. AVlchltas 
roUege Hill. 3.75; Plymouth, Delta Alpha, 
1. Wyaadottes Forest, 6. 

W. H. M. U.. for Rio Grande, New Mex. 
(through C. E Soc). 4. Total. |171.39. 

i^BBRASKA— S330.52. 

Alaaworths Ch., 22.50. Albloas Ch.. 57. 
Arllanrtoas Ch.. 17.75. Beatrices First Ch., 
10. BariveUs Ch., 6- Cortlaads Ch.. 3.24. 
Falrflelds Ch.. 4.50. Fraakllas Ch., 16.65. 
Friead: Jr. Society, for Santee Normal 
School, 5. Graftoas Ch., 2. ladlaaolas 
Ch., 5- Llacolas Plymouth Ch.. 23.60. 
LoBs Plaes Ch.. 5. Nellghs Ch.. 16.38. 
Omahas First Ch., 14.80. Plalavlews Ch., 
26. Raveaas Ch.. 10. Red Cloads Ch., 11. 
Rlvertoai Ch., 13.50. Suttoas "The Ger- 
man Bruderkonferenz" of Nebraska, 25. 
Weeplaar li^'ater: Ch., 22. IVIaaers First 
Ch.. 3.50. York: First Ch.. 1010. 



NORTH DAKOTA— $136.66. 

Barlowi Ch., 4. Bcrtholdt Ch , 1. Bor- 
duiaei Ch.. 2. Caynnrai Ch., 2 Cleveland! 
Ch.. 7. Coal Harborx Klostitz, Ch.. 4.; 
St. John Ch.. 4: Zoah Ch., 4. Deerliift:< 
Ch.. 2. DIckiuMoai First Ch . 3.55. Bd- 
mundai Ch.. 1. FenaeDdent Ch., 3. Glen 
UlUai Ch.. 7. Grauvlllet Ch., 3. Uavanat 
Ch., 1. Hebron t Ch., 3. Hopes Ch., 18. 
Jameatowni First Ch.. 13. Luwtoat Ch., 2. 
Llffnltei Ch., 2.24; Foothills Ch.. 1. Mal- 
eolmi Ch.. 3. Michigan i Ch.. 6. Mottt 
Ch.. 3. Pettiboaes Ch., 50c. Sawyers Ch.. 
2; Highland Ch.. 1. Valley Cltyi First 
Ch. of Christ. 24. Wanhbami Ch., 1. 
WlllUtoni Ch.. 4.37. 

Woman's Home MlaMloaary Union of 
North Dakota, Mrs. M. M. White. Treas- 
urer. Drakes 1. Fargos Plymouth. 2. 

Heapers 2. Total. 5. 

SOUTH DAKOTA— $272.55. 

Aberdeen s Ch.. 2.95. Academy s Ch.. 5.16. 
Athols Ch.. 3.81. Canovas Ch.. 12.96. Car- 
thases Ch . 2.70. Cedars Ch.. 29c. Cut- 
meats Ralph EaRlefeather. for Upper Cut- 
meat Station Buildingr Fund. 50. Blk 
Points Ch.. 5.14. Krwins Ch.. 8.98. Eatel- 
llnes Ch.. 1.81. Flresteels Ch., 81c. Housh- 
tons Ch.. 1.62. Hudson s Ch.. 5. Huroas 
Ch., 18.90. Ips%Tlehs Ch., 6.75; C. E. Soc, 
45c. Isabels Ch.. 1.62. Lalte Henrys Ch.. 
2.70. Lake Preston s Ch., 45c. Mitchells 
Ch.. 9.34. Pierre: Ch., 9.61. Poncas Bur- 
rail Ch.. for Rosebud Indian Mission. 8 75. 
Rapid CItys Ch.. 4.41. Rcdfields Ch.. 8.12. 
Seenlcs Ch., 27c. Springs: Ch., 42c Up- 
per Cutmeats Ch.. for Rosebud Indian 
Mission. 10. Vermilions Ch.. 10. Vlrgrlnlas 
Ch.. 1. Wlnfreds Ch.. 1.08. Worthln^s 
Ch., 5 35. Yanktons Ch., 12.28. 

Woman's Home Missionary Union of 
South Dakota, Mrs. A. Loomis, Treasurer. 

W. H. M. U.. 59.82. 

COL.OUADO — $353^02. 

Boulders First Ch., 21 47. Denver: 

Houlevard Ch.. 5: Ohio Ave. Ch., 13.50; 
Plymouth Ch.. 195.78. Colorado Sprlngriis 
First Ch.. 44.27. Denvers Globeville Ger- 
man Ch.. 7. Eaton: Ch, 20. Fort Collins: 
German Ch., 15. Greeley: First Ch.. 20. 
Lyons: Ch.. 4. IVuclas Ch.. 1. Pueblo: 
Minnequa Ch., 3; Pilgrim Ch., 3. 

MONTANA — $34.00. 

Ballantinf: Ch.. 2. Broadview: Ch.. 1. 
Columbus: Ch.. 2. Crane: Ch.. 1. Glen- 
dlves Ch. 4. Hardlus First Ch.. 2. Ll%-- 
Inieslou: Ch.. 15. .^lelstone: Ch., 2. Mus- 
selshell: Ch.. 1. Sidney: Ch.. 4. 

WYOMING — $8.87 . 

BufTalos Ch.. 50c. Cheyenne: Ch.. 5.22; 
First Ch.. C. E. Soc, 1.25. Douglass: Ch., 
50c. LuNk: Ch.. 65c; Woman's Soc. 50c. 
nhlman: Cn.. 25c. 

OKLAHOMA— $24.01. 

Alpha: Ch.. 1. Altona: Ch., 1.60. Bin- 
irer: Ch , 4. ChlskaMha: Ch.. 3. Guthrie: 
Ch.. 2. Park: Ch.. 1.60. Parker: Ch., 1. 
Oklahoma City: Pilgrim Ch., 25c. Oktaha: 
Ch.. 3. Wnynoka: Ch , 1. 

W^oman^M Missionary Union of Okla- 
homa. Mrs. A. J. Clymans, Treasurer. 
Altona: 40c. Carrier: 4 5c. Hennessey: 
80c. Hillsdale: 85c. Jennlnsri: SOr. Law- 
ton: 35c. Manchester: 40c. Oklahoma 
City: Pilgrim Ch.. 39c. Park: 40c. Park- 
er: 15c. Perkins: 24c. Pleasant Home: 
33c. Total, 5.56. 

NEW MEXICO— $26.00. 

Albuquerque First Ch., 20. 
choB de Atrlsco: Ch , 6. 

ALASKA — $4.00. 
Doufflas: Ch., 4. 

Los Raii- 


CALIFORNIA — (Northern), $928.78. 

Alameda: Ch., 65.59. Altura: Ch., 3 
AnKelw Camp: Ch., 66c. Aatioeh: Ch., 2.15 
Berkeley: First Ch., 88; North Ch . 19.85; 
Parit Ch., 4.52. Bowless Ch.. 1.12. Camp- 
bell: Ch.. 31.50. Crockett: Ch . 5. Dla- 
uba: Ch., 3. Fowles: Armenian Ch.. 2.36. 
Fresno: Krentz Ch., 14. Grass Valley: 
Ch, 2.75. Hayward: Ch.. 5.23. Kenwood: 
Ch., SOc, Likely s Ch.. 1.50. LodI: First 
Ch.. 13.25; S. S.. 4.05: Martlnea: Ch., 3.08. 
Nlless Ch.. 11.45. Oakland: First Ch.. 
63.80; First S. S. 20.71; Calvary Ch.. 2.01; 
Fruitvale Ave. Ch., 4.10; Ward Memorial 
Ch.. 90c; Plymouth Ch.. 66.81; Olivet Ch.. 
46c. Oleanders Ch., 1. Pacific Groves Ch.. 
13.75; S. S.. 7.70. Palmeros Ch.. 4. 90. Par- 
adises Ch.. 2 50. Petalumas Ch.. 8.81. 
Redwood CItys Ch.. 10.46. Rockllas Ch.. 
83c. Sacramentos Ch.. 13.30. San Fran- 
cisco s First Ch.. 30; J. C, for California 
Oriental Missions. 100. Santa Cmas Ch . 
17.26. Santa Rosas First Ch.% 18.25; Todd. 
1.70. Saratogas Ch . 15. Sonomas Ch., 2.31. 
Soquels Ch., 2.75. StcMsktons Ch., 12. 
.Sulsums Ch., 3. SnnayTales Ch . 6.44. 

\%'oman*n Home Mlssloi^ry Union of 
Northern Caltfomla» Mrs. O. W. Lucas, 
Treasurer. Alamedas 15.72. Altmar: 1.60 
Anders Camp: 13c. Antlochs 43c. Berke- 
ley s Fiist, 16.25; North, 7.85; Bethany, 
5c Bowiess 22c. Campbells 10.42. Clo- 
iierdales 4. Ceres s 16c. Femdalet 2. 
Fresnos First, 1.69. Graaa Valleys 90c. 
Haywardss 1.04. Likely s 30c. Lodls First. 
4.60; Ebenezer, 8c. Martlneas 1.06. Nllea: 
3. Oaklands First. 26; First Guild. 40; 
Fruitvale Ave., 82c; Olivet, 9c; Plymouth. 
55 20; Ward Memorial. 18c; Pilgrim, S5c 
Oleanders 3.25. Pacific Groves 5.50. Palo 
Altos 5. Paradises 50c. Petalumas 2.10. 
Portervllles 2. RedwcMMls 4.54. Sacra- 
mentos 2.66. San Franclscos First. 12; 
Richmond, 1, Chinese, 2. Santa Cruss 3. 
Santa Rosas First, 3.66. Sutsuns 60c. 
Sunnyvale: 2.18. San Rafael: 30c. Total. 

CALIFORNIA — (Southern) $1,265.43. 

(Donations $1,062.26, Legacy $203 18) 

Rreas Ch.. 1.10. Bnena Parks Ch.. 2. 
C alexloos Ch., 6.0.'>. Chula Vista: Ch.. 1.87. 
Claremonts Ch.. 126.31. Eairle Rock: Ch.. 
12.76. Kscoudldos Ch.. 4.84. Grahams 
Ch., 66c. Hawthornes (3h.. 3.19. Hyde 
Park: Ch., 66c. La Mesas Central Ch.. 
10.56. Lnwndale: Ch., 57c. Lemon Groves 
Ch., 4.24. Lonir Beach: Ch.. 75; Pilgrim 
Ch., Youngr Ladies' Bible Class for Tiilot- 
son Co-llcgre, 2. Los Anicefes: First Ch.. 
1:06.52: Brrean Ch., 2.06; B^hany CTh.. 2.12; 
Hethlehem, Mexican Ch., 2.76; East Ch.. 
l.OS: Clrace Ch., 1.61; Messiah Ch., 20.26: 
Mt. Hollywood. 14.99; Olivet Ch., 5.17; Park 
Ch., 4.64; Pico Heights, 15.88; Pilgrim 
Ch., 10: Vernon, 6. Maricopa: CTh., 6.60. 
Monrovia: Ch., 5.50. Bforeno: Ch., 1.87. 
National City: Ch., 1.20. Oneonta: C^, 
3.85. Ontario: S. S., 5.46. Pasadena: First 
Ch., "A Friend," 10; Miss B. L. B., for 
Tougaloo College, 16.48; S. L. S., for Cal. 
Oriental Mission, 10. Paso Robieas Ch., 
1.32. Pomona: Ch.. 22.76. Redlaadss Ch., 
16.50. Riversides Ch.. 15. Redondo Beach s 
Ch., 2.20. Rosedale: Ch., 2.91. San Ber- 
nardino: First Ch., 3.68. San Dieiros 
First. 31.27; Logan Heights, Ch., 15.25; La 
Jolla Ch., 12.11; Mission Hills Ch.. 4.95; 
Park Villas, 1.60. San Jaclntos C?h.. 6.10. 
Snn Ynldn: Ch., 96c. Santa Barbaras C7h.. 
23.05. Sntleoys Ch., 16.06. Shermans Ch.. 
4.62. Sierra Madras Ch.. 20.58. Venturas 
Ch.. 3.46. Villa Park: (ih.. 8.14. Whit- 
tier: Ch., 25; N. B., 55. 

Woman's Home Missionary Union of 
.Southern California. Mrs. E. C. Norrton, 
Treasurer. Chula Vista: Young Ladies, for 
Modoc Indian Work, 10. Cscoadidos W. 



M. a, 1.44. Ktlwandai W. M. S.. 14.40: 
Primary S. S. for Eskimo. 5. Glendalri 
2.70. HlKhbindi W. M. S.. 2.40; Cradle 
Roll. 12.50. Lonic Beach t W. M. S.. 11. 
Loa Anrelcas Park. 90c; East. 1.25; Olivet, 
W. M. S., 3; Cradle RcU, 1.50; Garvanza, 
2.70. Monrovia! 90c. Ontartot W. M. S., 
7; Cradle Roll, 2.20. Pasadena: L»ake Ave., 
8.64; Pilgrim. 5.40. Pouonai 13.50. Red- 
landat 9. Rtveraldet 18. $4an Bernardlnos 
First. 4.50. San Dleicoi FIrflt. 7. 5(anta 
Aaat W. M. S., 9; Cradle Roll, 6. Sierra 
Madret 90c. Venice: 1.80. Wklttler: 2.25. 
Total $163.88. 


Eaeondldo: Joseph Avery Bent. by- 
Mary C. Lane, Exec. 150 (reserve legacy 
100) 50. Hollywood: Rosetta M. Kinney. 

WASHINGTOIV — $295.21. 

Colfax: Plymouth Ch., 3. Bndlcott: 
German Ch.. 20. Seattle: Green Lake Ch.. 
6.75; Pilgrrim. 37.50; Plymouth, 25. Walln 
Italia: First Ch.. 23 53; Churches, 180.43. 

ORKGON — $197.73. 

Forest Grove: Ch., 15.48. Hubbard: E. 
P. Ch.. 1.75. Oregon City: Ch., 4.18. Port- 
land: First Ch.. 100; Atkinson Memorial 
Ch., 11: Sunnyslde Ch., 25: University 
Park Ch., 2; Waverly Heights Ch.. 6. 
Salem: First Ch.. 13.50. The Dalles: 19.82. 

UTAH — $3.00. 

Offden: Second Ch., 3. 
NBVADA — $21. .36. 

Reao: Ch., 17.80. 

Tkrouffb Wonian*M Home Missionary 
Union of x\o. Cal., Mrs. O. W. Lucas, Treas- 
urer. Reno: 3.56. 

IDAHO — $38.32. 

Boise: Ch., 19. Challis: Ch., 6. Grand 
View: Ch.. 1. KelloKir: Ch., 2.80. Lewis- 
ton: Ch., 94c. Lewlston Orchards: Ch., 
1.58. New Pl.vmouth: Ch.. 6. Valley 
View: Ch.. 1. 


T^mpe: Cb.. 1.90. 

WEST VIRGINIA — $1.50. , 

Cereilo: Ch.. 1.50. 

KKNTUCKV— $17.04. 

Lexln^on: G. D., for Chandler Normal 
School. 2. Newport: Ch.. 12.04; S. S.. 2. 
IVIlllamshnrs: First Ch.. 1. 


Bricks: S. S.. for Joseph K. Brick School, 
3.95. Cbarlotte: Ch., 2. Bnfleld: S. M.. 5; 
S. M.. 6; A. J. R., 1 for Joseph K. Brick 
School. Cottai^e Fund. Haw River: Ch., 
1.50. KIntrs Noantaln: Miss G. E. C. for 
Lincoln Academy. 1. Sanford: Ch., 1. 

TENNESSEE— $24.37. 

Chattanoosa: Pilgrrim Ch., S. S., Men's 
Class, for Grand View. 5. East Lake: 
Union Cong. Ch.. 9.37. Sprlnic City: Rev. 
R. L. D.. for S. A., Grand View, 10. 

GEORGIA — $81.80. 

Atbens: "A Friend," for Kindergarten. 

Knox Institute, Athens, Ga., 22.50. At- 
lanta: Central Ch.. 16.25; Memorial Ch., 
15. Demorest: I^nion Ch., 14.70; Pied- 
mont College for books for Grand View, 
Tenn., 10.35. Macon: First S. S., 3. 

ALABAMA — $42.56. 

Annlston: Ch.. 2.80. Belolt: Ch.. 3.56. 
Ironaton: Ch.. 2.50. Montgomery: Ch., 4. 
TailadcKa: First Ch., 29.22; S. S. and Mis- 
sionary Convocation, 48c. 

LOUISIANA— $21.71. 

Grand Bayon: Little Ziom Ch.. 1. Ham- 
mond: Ch., 11.69. Kinder: First Ch., 7.02. 
New Orleans: Beecher Memorial Ch., 2. 


Caledonia: Ch., for Tou^aloo Collegre, 
75c. Moorhead: Girls* Indu.strial School 
"white gift," for Beachto-n, Ga., 2.60. 

FLORIDA — $156.90. 

Arch Creek: Ch.. for West Tampa Mis- 
sion. 3. Avon Park: Ch., for West Tampa 
Mission. 12^ Coeonnut Grove: Union Ch.. 
10; Ch., for West Tampa Mission, 10. Day- 
tona: S. S., for Tampa Mission, 4.20. 
Dorcas: Ch., for Tampa Mission, 2.20. 
Creorariana: Mrs. Mary C. Munson, (de- 
ceased), 25. Jacksonville: Ch., for West 
Tampa Mission. 35: Union Ch., 6. Lalce 
Helen: First Ch.. for West Tampa Mis- 
sion, (through C. Ed. Soc), 6. Mount 
Dora: CHi.. 3. Philips: Ch., for West Tam- 
pa Mission, 3. Sanford: Peoples Ch., 4: 
Ch., for Wt^st Tampa Mission, 20. Tavares: 
Ch.. 1. West Tampa: Cuban Ch., for West 
Tampa Mission, 1.50. 

Woman's Home Missionary Union of 
Florida. Mrs. W. J. Drew, Treasurer. In- 
terlaeheu: Aux., for West Tampa Mission, 
2. Ormond: Woman's Auxiliary, for West 
Tampa Mission, 10. 

TEXAS — $37.71. 

Bishop: Mrs. E. S. P., for S. A. Tillotson 
College, 8.40. Dnllns: Central Ch., 7.11: 
Winnetka S. S., 3.20. Houston Heights: 
Ch.. 8. Hnrley: I'nion Ch.. 1. Paris: Rusk 
St. Ch.. 2. Port Arthur: Ch., 6. Still- 
town: Ch., 2. 

ARY, 1917. 

Donations |47.741.63 

Legacies 12.012.53 

Total t 159.754.16 


From Oct. 1. 1010, to Jan. 31. 1917. 

Donations $90,238.96 

Legacies 25,821.78 

Total $116,060.74 


Henry Ward Beecher Memorial 
Fund, for Talladega College, 
Talladega, Ala., additional $1,000.00 

Talladega College Endowment 

Fund, additional ,. 7,000.00 

St. Albans, Vermont, Hannah L. 

Morton Fund 500.00 


.Congregational Church Building Society 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer - 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Receipts for November and December, 1916 

(Continued from February number.) 

FLOlilDA — 

Avon Parki Union, on loan, 100. 

IDAHf) — 
Prle«t Riven Ist, on loan, 40. 


Faxtont Mrs. M. K. S., 10. 

IOWA— . 

Helle PInlnej on loan, 100. Bddj- 



Tlllei 1st, on loan, 55. RtceTlllei Mrs. D. 
W. K.. 40. 

"W. H. M. U. Aides I 5. Alsonai 66o. 
Cedar Falhit 3.04. Cedar Rapldsi 1st, 18.60. 
Cherokeei 2.20. CUatoBt 8.01. DaTeaperti 
Edwards, 2.35. Des Motnest Greenwood. 
3.32. Danlapi 1.86. Gleawoedi 1.60. 
GriBBellt 26.70; Guild, 2. LevvUii 5.34. Mor- 
Hlloi 1.20. New Hampton i 64c. Old Mam's 
Creeki 2. Ottnmwai Ist, 9.37. Red Oakt 
2. Sheaaadoaki 9. Sloaat 8.94. Traeri 
Cn. & A£. S., 59! S«> S., 6. 


Douarlassi on loan, 35. 


Lake Chariest Woodbury, on loan, 15; 
Redeemer, Rent 14.40. Schrlevert St. 
Marks, on loan, 8. 


Aaklaadt Union, on loan, 50. Brewer i 
Miss J. A. F.. 2. Calais I Mrs. O. W. R., 2. 
Hampton t Miss S. C. C, 20. Lincoln i 1st, 
on loan, 80. Masardiai on loan ,20. 


Anbumdale: Mrs. J. C, 3. Bedford i Mrs. 
W. G. N., 10. Bostoni Mrs. E. F. G., 10; Mrs. 

M. A. a. 20. 
150: Harvard, 
XX. D. S. S., 5. 
5. Flwkdalet 
Miss C. A. K., 

Brook line I Miss P., P. B , 
Mrs. A. L. Im, 10. Daltoni 
FaU Rlvert Miss A. H. B., 
A Friend, 1. Framlnarkamt 
5. Gloucester I Mrs. M. B., 5. 
Graftoni 17.50; Rev. B. K., 10. Holbrookt 
Mrs. Lf. B. M., 2. Honsatonlci Mrs. M. 8- 
R., 100. Herricksi E. L.. A., 5. North 
Bastoni Swedish, on loan, 50. Oakkami 
Mrs. T. F. H., 10. Peterskami B. B. D., 
100. Readlnart Mrs. S. A. H., 2. Roxbnryi 
M. W. T., 10. SomervUlet Mrs. W. B. OB.. 
5. Sprlnsrfleldi L. W. H., 1. Stockbridgret 
Mrs. & Miss D.. 6. Stow: K S. C, 25. 
West Hedfordi Mrs. W. J. M., 5. West 
Medwari E. F., 1; Mrs. T. L. K., 15. 
Wellesler Farmat S. W., 30. West Sprlns- 
lleldt Mrs. H. M. B., 100. WUIiamstownx 
Mrs. W. H. D., 25. W. H. M. A.i 1100. 


Blgr RapldMi Ist, on loan, 35. 


Freebomi on loan. 30. Mlnneapollat 
Fremont Ave., on loan, 50. Montevldeoi on 
loan, 60. Morrlai Ist, on loan: 75. 

Kansas Cltyi Mrs. A. F. N., 20; Ivanhoe 
Park, on loan, 200. 


Glasarowt Ist, on loan, 50. 


DnnnlniTi on loan. 30. HastlnKSs Ger., 
on loan, 81. Holdreget 1st, on loan, 300. 
Norfolki Ger.. on loan, 100. Rlverton: on 
loan, 12.50. Uekllnirt 1st, on loan. 30 


Bennlnartoni Mrs. C. W., 15. LUboni 
Mrs. M. R. C 3. Mancbewterx Mrs. C. N. 
B.. 3; Miss H. J. P.. 10: 1st. B. M. P.. 4. 
Rlndset H. E. W., 5. 


Oraniiet Miss F. B. S., 1. 


Brtarcllir Manors W. S., 5. BrooklTVt 
Mrs. M. L. R., 50. Cortland i Mrs. Bff. K. 
H., 8. Jamestown I Pilflr. Mem'l, on loan. 
50. MIddletowni J. P. C, 2. New ToriL 
Cltjri B. B., 100. Pine Inlandi Ger.. on 
loan, 25. Rockawar Beacki Ist. on loan. 
80. Wadkamsi H. M. S.. 3. 


Bnrllnirtont Clinton, on loan, 6. 


Bowman I Union, on loan, 20. Dawnont 
Union, on loan, 50. Deerlnjri on loan, 20. 
Esmond: 1st, on loan. 35. Farcoi Plym.. 
on loan: 25. Granvlllei Hope, on loan, 
Bal.. 25. Nekomai on loan, 20. New Bnir- 
landi Ist, on loan, 40. New Rockfordt 1st. 
on loan. 50. Sentinel Bnttet 1st. on loan: 
25. WllUstont on loan, 240. 


Twlnsbnriri A Friend. 500. 


Medfordi 1st, Bal. on loan. 175. Oktakas 
1st, on loan. 25. West Gntkrlei Union. 
Rent, 9. 


Aablandi 1st. on loan. 25. Freewntert 
Ingle Chapel, on loan, 25. Portlands High- 
land, on loan, 35. St. Helenas Plym.. on 
loan, 25. Tfce Dalleai A Friend. 100- 


Peacedalei Miss H. H. B.. 10. 


Belle Fonrcbet 1st. on loan, 25. Bry- 
antt on loan, 25. Clear Lakci 1st. on loan. 
40. BstelUnei on loan 120. Fanlktona 
.Myron, on loan, 35. Lake Henry i Bal. on 
loan. 215 Mobrldsret United, on loan. 160. 
Slonx Falls I Ist. on loan. 125. Wakondns 
1st, on loan, 75. 


Dallasi Central, on loan. 150. 


North Troy I Ist. on loan. 45. "W^mt 
Drattleboroi Mrs. W. H. B., 5. WlUlato«t 
Mr. H. C. M., 10. 


Anacorteat Pilg . on loan, 25. Batnnat 
Ger.. on loan, 25. Lowells Union, on loan, 
12.50. Pascoi Ist, on loan, 10. Roaedalex 
on loan. 20. 


Boscobeli Ist, on loan, 75. Cashtont on 
loan, 20. Spring Valley: Bal. on loan. 25. 
Union Grovet Mrs. B. S.. 5. 


Plnedalet Ist ,on loan. 25. 


For Church BuUdingr $53,660.40 

For Particular Churches 138.25 

For rarsonage Building: 7,468.6t 




The Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 

Samuel F. WUkins, Treasurer - 8#5 Coogregatioiial House, Boston, Mass. 

December, 1916, Receipts 


Service I 12.60. 

CAIilFORNfA (Northern) — 

Berkeley I Bethany, 26c. Femdalei 25o. 
Fremot Third German, 6. Omwi VaUeyt 
71c. IfOdli Ebenezer. 1.76. Bfokelamne 
Hnii 1. Oakbmdi First. 61.22; Calvary. 
1.25. Oleanders 1.75. Orovtllet 2.33. Peta- 
iniuni 3. 22. PorterrlUes 1. Redw4K»d Cltyi 
€.45. ten Andrean: 2.55. Sanyeri 1.45. 
Senrleei 2.25. Total. |92.45. 

CAI^IFORIflA (Sontkem) — 

Avalont 96c Calipatrlai 68c. 
Viatas 1.48. Coronat RIncon. 1.20. 
didas 2.10. E^lwaadai 8. liony Beaehi S., 
12. lAm Anveleai First. 8.26; East. 67o: 
Grace. 25c. National Cltyt 2.42. Ollsi S., 
86c. Panadenat First. 7.50; Lake Ave., 3.60. 
Redlandai 6.25. 8an Bemardinoi First, 
1.11. San Dleic»s First, 10.80; Losran 
HeliBThts, 8.75; Mission Hills. 8.75. Ian 
Jaelntot 18c. Santa Anai 17.50. Sherman t 
25c. Taealpat 3.50. Total, |106.96. 


Anltt 6. Bmahi German. 5. Denveri 
Third. 12.87; Plymouth, 12.40; So. Broad- 
way. 5; North, 2.30; Ohio Ave., 30: City 
Parle, 15. Jnlesbarart 1. Lafarettei 5. 
E^OBSMontt 7.50. Maaltoai S., 5. IWaTbelli 
1.25. Paehloi First, 18. Total, |126.82. 


nridveporti Park St. S., 8.28: Olivet, 25. 
Canterbnryt 3. Cheahtret 13.10. Baatfordi 
3.20. Baat Hartford > First. 16.61. Baat 
Norwalkt 1.05. EaMtoni 3.50. FalrSeldi 
8.. 60. Graabyi South. 6. Greenwich i 
Second a, 27.36; North. 1.61: Mlanus. 2. 
Hanover t S., 7.50; W. M. S., 10. Hartford i 
First, Amelia Walker Aux., 25. liebanont 
2.85. Ledyardt S., 3.09. Lishoai 6.51. 
MauAlleldi Second, 8. Merldani First, 85; 
S.. 5.19. MUfordi First, 1.90. Morrlni 
2.42. New Havent United, 55; Dwlgrht 
Place. 59.70; Pilgrim, 20. North Havens 
4.15. North Madison t S., 2. North W4»od- 
baryi 3.06. North 1%'oodstoeki 2.09. Nor- 
walk: 1. Norwiehi Broadway, 52.26. Oak- 
vtllei 5. Portlands 4.76. Putnami Second, 
11.94. Bidirefleldi 11.20. Roekvlllei 75. 
5lharons 3. South Coventry! 6. Stafford t 
West. 1.15. Stafford SpHnfcai 17.98. Ston- 
iBcrtont First, 30. Thomat«toai 5.25. "Wal- 
itafrtordf 10. W^eat Avoni 1.50. Went 
Hartford t 26.30. West Hartlandt 1. Weth- 
rraaeldt 11.71. W^lnchester Centers C. & S., 
8.65. l^oodbHdKes 4.86. Total, |757.22, of 
which 116.15 is C. D. coll'ns, and $35.00 re- 
ceived through W. H. M. U. 


WashlaKtons Mt. Pleasant. 36. 

Areh Creeks 

taU 15.75. 


Atlanta s Central, 
1. Total. 17.25. 


Wel^rs 6. 


Ablnsdont 4.50; W M. 
M. S., 2.50. Antho^i W. 

76c. Winter Parks 5. To- 

6.25. Friends Atlanta. 

S., 1. Altoni W. 
M. S, 2. Anrorfii 

New England W M. S., 3. Blue Islands S., 
1. Bndas W. M. S.. 1.12. Chenoas 180.69. 
Chleaicos Bowmanvllle W. M. S.. 1; Burn- 
side Immanuel, 3; Englewood, 4; Fellow- 
ship, 2.50: Gray land W. M. S., 50c; Hum- 
boldt Park S.. 10: Lake View S., 10; Madi- 
son Ave. S., 11; W. M. S.. 1; Pilgrim, 2.87; 
Ravenswood W. M. S., 14; Rogers Park W. 
M. S., 2.60; South W. S., 4; W. A., 2; South 
Chicago W. M. S., 1; Summerdale S.. 2.50; 
University W. M S., 2.67; Washington 
Park W. M. S., 2.30; Waveland W. M. S., 2. 
Deeatnrs 20. De Kalbs S., 2. Dover s C. E., 
1. Uaat St. Lonis: 4. ^Iglns W. M. S.. 3. 
Evanstous S., 88.40; W. M. S., 50. Galvas 
W. M. S., 4. Geaeseos W. M. S., 80o. God- 
freys 4. Harvey s W. M. S., 80c. lUinlt 11. 
Ln Mollies W. M. S., 1. Loekports S., 2. 
Lodas W. M. S, 3. Lombards M. B., 2. 
Lyonsvllles W. M. S., 50c. Mollnet Second 
W. M. S., 1. Morris s S., 8. Monnd Cltys 
W. M. S., 2. Oak Parks First W. M. S, 
15.35: Y. L. S.. 4; Third W. a, 2.50. Odells 
W. M. a, 2.25. Ontario s S^^6. Ottawa s W. 
M. a, 1.95. Park RIdfces W. M. a. 1. Pek- 
Ins 10. Pittsflelds W. M. S., 3. Polos W. 
M. a, 1.25. Princetons Prim. Dept. 50c; 
W. M. S., 2.60. Rorkfords First W. M. S., 
2; Second. 79.93. Rollos W. M. S., 4. Ros- 
coes SOc; W. M. S., 1. Rosevllles S., 2.75. 
Sandwich s W. M. S.^. Spring Valleys W. 
M. a, 2. Sterilngs W. M. S.. 1. Stillman 
Valleys W. M. S., 1.41. Sycamores W. M. 
a, 2. Toulon s a, 2.85. Westvlllet W. M. 
a, 50c. W^heatons College W. M. S.. 2.50. 
Whlteflc»eks 4. W^oodstocks W. M. S., 1. 
Wyaneti 9. W^yomlnsrs W. M. S., 1. Total, 
f65.*?.29. of which $2.50 is a C. D. colVn and 
$257.75 received through W. H. M. U. 


Anitas 9.25. Aurellas 1.94. Berwlcks 
72c. Cedar Rapldss First W. M. S., 7.40. 
Clarions 9. Clintons W. M. S.. 66c. Conn, 
ell RlnffMs First. 12. Davenports Edwards 
a, 9; W. M. a. 1.47. Des Moiness Ply- 
mouth. 8. Dunlapt W. M. S.. 1.17. Blka- 
ders 1.45. Fort Dodges 4. Galtt 80c. Gll- 
mans SOc. Glenw<»ods W. M. S., 1. Grln- 
nells 25.09; W. M. a. 16.70. Lewiss W. M. 
a. 3.33: Mcrrllies W. M. S.. 75c. New 
Hamptons First W. M. S., 40c. Ogdens 
3.28. Oskal€K>sas 82c. Othos 12. Red Oaks 
W. M. a. 2. Sloans W. M. S., 2.46. Traers 
W. M. a, 40. Victors 97c. IVaverlys 7. 
Total, $183.42. of which $9.00 is a C. D. 
coll'n, and $77.24 received through W. H. 
M. U. 


Anthonys 4. Bmporins First, 15. Gosh- 
en s Ind., 5. Jetmores 2.69. Kanaaa Cltys 
Ruby Ave., 2.48. Little Rivers 8., 7.68. 
Mnscotahs 1. Ottawas 1.50. Paolas 8.50. 
Rosedales First. 4. Vienna t 1. Total, 


Lexingtons 2.50. 


Aubnms Sixth St., 58c; W. M. S., 25c 
AngOMtas South, 5. Dridgtons South, 4; 
W. M. a. 25c; North, 4.60; W. M. S.. 40c. 
nrook.<«s 2; W. M. S., 30c. BrownvlUet 1. 
Uucksports W. M. a. 25c. Cranberry Isles s 
1. Garfllners 5. Island Falls; 5. Jaekmans 
W. M. a, 2. Kittery Points 1. Lewtotons W. 
M. a. 1.75. Machlasports W. M. S.. 25c. MIU- 
Inoekets 2. MInot Centers 5. Mt. Deserts 
Seal Harbor. 2. Nfwcustfes 6. North Yar- 



moutkt S.. 3; W. M. S., 25c. Oxford i W. M. 

5., 70c. Portlnnat State St. W. M. a, 70c; 
Woodfoids W. M. S., 5.30. Richmond: 1. 
SkovrheKani W. M. S., 70c. South Berwickt 
W. M. S., 50c. Sprlnsrilcldt 1. Thomaatont 
1. 'rnriiert W. M. S.. 60c. l¥elds 3.78. 
WeNtbrooki W. M, S., 1.24. Wilton i W. M. 
S;. 25c. AVIhfilowt 5. 'IVoolwIchi 2. Total, 
$75.65, of which $15.69 I.s received through 
W. H. M. U. 


Actont 2. AmeMbarri Main St., 2.36. 
Amhemti First S., 15; North, 14. Bnrn- 
Mtai>let West, 1.25; Hyannis, 3; Cotult. S., 

2.01. Becket Centcri 1.30. Bedford i 4.95. 
Berlint 5. Blavkntones Millville. 55c. Bo»- 
toni Park St., 76.89; Phillips S., South, 10: 
Pilgrim, Dorchester, 60; Immanuel Walnut 
Ave., Roxbury, 75.40: Boylston, Jamaica 
Plain, 4.06: Baker, 1.10. Brockton i 
South. 85; S, 5; Porter, 28.75. Bnckland: 
2.39. Burlington I 2. Cnmbridgrct First 
Evang'l, 5.77; S., 5: North, 16.54. Cantoni 
25.15. Carllalct 2.44. Chnthnms 3.72. 
Chelmpfordi Central, 9. Chicopeci Secotid, 
€.10. Clinton I German, 3. Dcnnlsi Union, 
4. Dracnti Central, 3.67. Duxboryi 3. 
Raathamptoni First, 3.28. Fall Kiverx 
First, 33.25. FItchbnrvt Calvanistic, 17.50; 
TloUstone, 16.08. Framinivhanit Saxon- 
ville. 2.40. Giiit 2.10. Grnnvillci First, 3. 
IIar<Uvicks 5. HavcrhHIi First. 13.74. Hins- 
dalet 4.06. Holyokci First, 16.27; Second, 
350; Gracp, 9. Hopklntout 12.15. ran- 
caKtcri 3.67. LcouilnMtcrt Pilgrim Prim. 
Dept., 5. f.o^vclli First, 33.55- Highland, 
4.38. liynnlleld Centcri 1,62: S.. 7. Mnr- 
blcheadx S., 30.30. Marnhflelfl HIIIm: 2.24. 
Mcdfords West. 21.89; S., 5. Med^vayi Sec- 
ond, 2.63. iMclroMcz 19.50. Monaont 55.56. 
Montninic: Turners Falls, 4. Natlcks 
South, 1.75. New Bcdfords North, 14 61. 
Newbnr>-i Byfield, 2.17. Newton i Second, 
117. North Adamni 26. North Andoveri 
22.88. Norwoods First, 18; S., 9.51. Ox- 
ford! 6.04. PittMtlcldt First, 100.37; Second. 
77c; Fr*^nch, 55c. Plalnfleld: 1.Y5. Plymp- 
toni 3 50. iinincyt Finnish, 2. Unynhnnii 
Center, 2.12. Reveret 5.50. Salemt Taber- 
nacle, 85.10. SandUdeldi South, 1.75. 
Sandwicht 5. Sharont 17.15. Shelburnet 
First, 13.51. Somernett 1.47. Springfield s 
North, 3.25; Fmmanuel, 3.25. Stockbrldgei 
10. Sunderland I 18. l¥atertowns 55.25. 
WcMtborot 26.16. Went Brookfleldt 5.70. 
WcMttleldi First, 33.46; S., 15: Second, 
22.35. M'cHtm In liter t 2.89; C. E., 1.62: W. 
M. S., 1.30. We«t SprlnKfleldt First, 11.07. 
Went Tlwbnryi 3.43. WInthrop: 10.33. Wor- 
centert Union, 4.90: Piedmont, 43; Park. 5, 
WorthlnKtont 1. Wrenthnmj 15.61. W. H. 
Wr. A. of Mnnii. & H. I.. 546. Total. $2180.64, 
of which $77.83 is C D. coll'ns, and $546.00 
received through W. H. M. V. 


Grand Uapldii: .^mith Mem' I. 7. 


Anntint W. M. S.. 2.72. BIrchdnlei W. M. 
S.. 53c. Cedar Spur: W. M. S., 50c. Cot- 
tnge Grove: W. M. S., 52c. Crookfiton: W. 
M. S.. 2.80. Detroit: W. M. S.. 1.05. Dubt- 
dale: 36c. FJxeelMlor: W. M. S., 2.10. Free- 
born: W. M. S., 2.62. Glencoe: W. M. S., 
3.09. Grand %Iendow: 23c; W. M. S., 25c. 
Groveland: W. M. S., 1.53. Hancock: W. 
M. S., 1.40. Hn«tyt W. M. S.. 56c. Lake 
Cir> : Fir.Ht. 3.39; Swedish, 4.^)C. Leonard: 
S., 54c. Little FallM: 13.19. Manknto: 
First, 52c: W. M. S., 50c. Mnntorville: W. 
M. S., I.O.J. MinnenpoliH: Plymouth, 40.78; 
W. M. S.. 28.20; Park Ave., 5.76; W. M. S.'. 
10.50; Pilgrim. 2.S8: W. M. S.. 2.33: Vine, 
1.57; Lvndale W. M. S.. 7; Fremo-nt Ave., 
:i.09: B'ifth Ave., 3.36; W. M. S.. 4.46; 
Linden Hills W. M. S.. 1 50; L\nnhurst W. 
M. S.. 94c. Moorhend: W. INI. S.. 2.94. New 
Uicbland: W. M. S.. 1.57. New Ulm: W. 
M. S., 2.10. Nyinore: S., 50c. St. Paul: 

Plymouth, 5.55; W. M. S., 3.20; Pacific. 24c: 
Olivet, 4.50; W. M. S.. 2.10; South Park W. 
M. S., 51c; University Ave. W. M. a. 75c: 
Hazel Park, 18c. Sank Oenteri 1.40. Sank 
Rapids I W. M. S.. 75c. Sleepy Eyei W. Bi. 
S.. 70c. Stcwartvllle: W. M. S.. 1.26. Ulent 
W. M. S., 43c. Wadenai W. M. S., 45c 
Waysatai W. M. S., 84c. Wlooaat First, 
W. M. S., 21. Zumbrotai W. M. S.. 1.21. 
Friend I "Mrs. D. D. W.." 3.50. Total, 
$207.95. of which $119.96 is received 
through W. H. M. U. 

KannaM Cltyi 

First, 29.87. 

First. 99.48. St. Loalni 
Service I 2.42. Total, $131.77. 


Abnarokee: 1.95. Crowley: Hoffnungs- 
feld, 16. Kkalaka: 3.69. Galatai 1.75. Jor- 
dan: 6 50. Lambert: 2.72. 'Weatmoret 4. 

Total, $36.61. 


Arcadia: 5.55. Aten: 1.25. Bloomflelds 
S., 7.07. Brewnter: S.. 73c. Comiit€»ckt 1. 
Dally Branch: 3.50. McCook: 23.50. Pall- 
■ade: S., 2.50. Plalnvfew: 12.45. Purdamt 
2.70. lied Cloud: 14. Thedford: S., 6. 'Wal- 
lace: C. & S., 8.80. Weeplnic Water: 14.68. 
'W^cwcott: S.. 3.82. WIHowdale: East, 7.2B. 
Total, $114.80, of which $3.82 Is a C. D. 


Andover: East, 2.45. Berlin: 7.14. Brook- 
line: 2. Croydon: 1. Derry: Central, 11.60. 
Fits William: 6. FrankUn: 11. Gllmaa- 
ton: 1.86. Greenfield: 2. Hopklntoni 8. 
Jaftrey: 3. Keene: Court St.. 15.12. Lynde- 
boro: 1.25. Manchcptert So. Main St.. 16.25. 
Nanhna: Pilgrim, 10.18. OrfordvHIei 3. 
OMipee: First, 2; Second, 90c. Plymouth s 
11. StewartHtown: 50c. Surry: 1. Wearet 
North S., 3. Weatmoreland: 1. Wflmott 

1. Total. $121.25, of which $8.00 is a C. 
D. colln. 


CloKter: 1 Eni«t Orange: First, 34.74. 
Glen RIdflre: 95: S., 30. Jerney City: First. 
20. Newnrk: First, 45. VIneland: 2. To- 
tal, -$227.74. 


AnsTola: 1.50. Bln«hamton: East Side. 
1.60. Bristol: 1. Burrrllle: 1. Carthage s 
W. M. S., 1. Cortland t First S., 38.09. Dan- 
by: S., 10. Deer River: S.. 2.50. Eldredt 
9.36. Fulton: 2. Howelln: 1.25. Ironde- 
qnolt: 6. Jnmentown: First W. M. S., 2.50. 
Kiantone: 96c. Lockport: East Ave.. 10. 
Mfddletown: North St., 10. New Tillages 
47c. New York: Clinton Ave.. 118.77; Fin- 
nish, 1; Parkvllle, 13.80; Pilgrrlms. 10.25; 
Uockaway Beach, 3; Christ, Woodhaven, 

2. Niacrara Fallm: First, 15. Port Leydem 
47c. RIverhead: First W. M. S., 2.50. 
RochcMter: South S., 8. Rodman: 2. Rat- 
land: S.. 7. Schroon Lake: 1.35.- Seneo« 
Falls: 4.99. Smyrna: 2. Summer HRIs 3. 
Syracuiie: Geddes S., 17.61. ^Warsaw: W. 
^f. S., 9. Watertown: 1.40. For Hupplfeos 
4.50. Total, $326.87, of which $76.70 is C. 
D. coll'ns, and $32.61 received through W. 
H. M. U. 


Beach: 2.50. Blue Grass: Parish. 10. 
Brantford: 4. Bnford: 1. Drake: 1. ESo- 
inond: 6. Fnr^o: First W. M. S.. 3.23. 
Fnrland: 1. Harvey: 7. Hebron: German, 
6. Lnwton: 2. LItchvllle: S., 4. May- 
vlllc: S.. 14.19. Reeder: 3.80. Refcent: 4. 
Stroud: 1. Total, $70.72, of which $3.28 Is 
received through W. H. M. U. 


Burton: W. M. S., 45c. Canton t W. M. S., 
90c. Cleveland: Colllnwo^d. 2.60; Houprh 
Ave., 19.43. Columbus: South, 2.26; Qranc* 



view Heights, 5.25. Conaeautt S., 10. Iiodli 
4.55. Monnt VernoBi W. M. S., 1.35. Ober- 
llBt First W. M. S., 25; Second S., 10. To- 
ledo: First, 100; Second J. M. C, 45c; 
Plymouth. 5.35. Wnylnud: S., 6.50. Well- 
loffTtoni S.. 4. Frieud: "H. S.," 1.25. To^ 
tal, 1199.33, of which |6.5o is a C. D. coll'n. 
and 128.15 received through W. H. M. U. 


Beubihi S.. 6. Carriers 5.40. 
5. La«irtont 4. Okarchei S., 9. 

Cltyt Harrison Ave., 7.45. 
(Kan-sas). 5.60. Total, $42.45. 


Femvale: S.. 1.10. Smyrna i 
S.. 1.80. FrleBdt "Eagrle Point," 
tal. 15 10. 


Edivardsvillet Bethesda, 9. Kanei 5. 
Mahanoy Cltys 6. Neath t 1.25. Pltta- 
hnrsht Puritan L. II. M. S.. 5. Plttatoni 
First Welsh, 2.67. SlatiuKtoni 1.28. Stock- 
dalet 2. Taylors 3. TituMvillet 60c. To- 
tal. S35.80. of which |5 Is received through 
W. H. M. U. 




1. Tolo: 

1.20. To- 


Cent ml 


FalUt 14.11. E. 
3.13. Total. $17.24. 



Aberdeens 2.57; S., 8.92; W. M. S., 1.15. 
Aeademyi W. M. S., 1.80. Aleester: S., 8.40. 
W. M. S.. 58c. Armours W. M. S., 68c. 
At hols W. M. S., 37c. Belie Fourehes W. 
M. S.. 65c. Bereiifords 2.G4. Bryants 6. 
Cano^as W. M. S.. 80c. Clark s W. M. S.. 
12.05. Crenbards W. M. S.. 45c. Deadw<»ods 
W. M. 8.. 54c. De Smets W. M. S.. 58c. 
i<:rwlns W. M. S., 55c. Gothland s W. M. S., 
4 5c. Hnroni W. M. S., 3.15. Lake Preatons 
W. M. S., 45c. Letchers 1.24. LoomlNS W. 
M. S.. 20c. Mitchells W. M. S., 1.60. Mo- 
brldt^e: W. M. S.. 25c. Myron s W. M. S.. 
45c. Plerres S., 10; W. M. S., 1.10. Rapid 
Cltyi W. M. S.. 1.20. Redflelds W. M. S.. 
1.70. Ree HeUhtns \V. M. S.. 1.68. Sioux 
FaiLis W. M. S., 2.55. Yankton s 8. Total. 
$82.75. of which $8.92 i.s a C. D. call'n, and 
$53.38 received throuj^h W. II. M. U. 


Dnllaa: Junius 
Arthurs First S., 


Heights S., 4.50. 
7.07. Total. $11.57. 


Arllaston: S.. 3. Bnrnrts 8; W. M. S., 3. 
Orattleboros First, 8.46. Rridports 7.50. 
Burkes East. 4. BurlloKtons College St., 
W. M. S., 6. Cabot: W. M. S., 2. Charlottes 
K. ChelMeas S.. 5.34. Dorwets 1.40. F*alr 
Havens First. 4. Fairlees 1. Hliphi^ates 2. 
Hnbbardtons Surprise Circle, 2.25. Jamaica s 

5. JeirerHonvlllc: W. M. S., 3. Mancheat- 
ers W. M. S.. 4. MIddletown SprlnpiMS 7. 
Milton s Busy Bf-es, 2. Morrlnvllles W. M. 
h\. 2. Newfaiies 5. PoMt Mil Iks 1.67. Ran- 
dolphs First H. Circle, 2. St. AlbauMs W. 
.M. S., 5. Sudbury: W. M. S., 2. Thetfords 
L. B. S., 1.95. We»t Falriee: 87c. Went 
Rutland s S., 7.44. Wey bridges 5.02. To- 
tal, $119.90, of which $47.98 is received 
through W. H. M. U. 


Anacorteas 1.15. Colvlllei W. M. S., 45c. 
Everetts First, 2. lones 91c. Irby: 15. 
Kenc^vleks 1.05. Lowells 7. Maury: S., 
1.30. Metallne Fallas 1.31. North Ynkimas 

7 8c. Odeaaas First, English, R. D. offering, 
14.06; W. M. a, 16c. Olympias W. M. S., 
15c. Orchard Prairies 1.31. Panco: 3. 
Seattle: Plymouth W. M. S., 11.25; Uni- 
versity W. M. S., 37c: Pilgrim, 15; Key- 
stone W. M. S., 45c; Fairmount W. M. S., 
25c: Alkl W. M. S., 1; Fauntleroy, 1.47. 
Spokanes Plymouth. 20.07; W. M. S., 1.50. 
Sunnyaldes W. M. S., 20c. Sylvans 2.50. 
Tneomas First W. M. S., 7.75; East W. M. 
S.. 25e. ToppenUhs 70c. Total. $112.39. 
of which $24.56 is received through W. H. 
M. U. 


Appletons Y. W. G., 1. Belolts First, 
53.0 4; W. M. S., 5; Second W. M. S., 1.50. 
Colomns 5.25. Eatrle Itlvrr: 3. Earles 1. 
Kdfperton: W. M. S., 1. KIroys W. M. S., 
«;0c. Fvanavllles W. M. S., 75c; Y. L., 1.30. 
Green Bays 24. KIckapoo Centres 1. Kln- 
nickinoic: 2. Lancaater: 6; W. M. S., 1.60. 
Maunluffs 1. Mellen: 2. Mllwaukees Grand 
Ave., 106.12. New Richmond s W. M. S., 
60c. Oconomoivoes W. M S., 20c. Piy^ 
mouthi W. M. S., 20c. Prencott: L. A., 
20c. Rhineinuders W. M. S., 55c. Sparta: 
W. M. S., 3.65. Sprlngvales W. M. S., 1.25. 
Stou^litons W. M. S., 30c. Sturgeon Bays 
4.50. Sun Prairies W. M. S., 3.50. W^ai- 
worth: W. M. S.. 25c. Waukenhas W. M. S., 
1.90. We«t SaUm: S., 5.77; W. M. S., 30c. 
WillioniM Bay: W. M. S.. 1.20. Wyalualnir: 
1. Total. $242.53. of which $26.85 ia re- 
ceived through W. H. M. V. 


Missionary Trust Fund, 33.75; Asa Bul- 
lard Fund, 125; Legacy Fund, 143; M. T. 
Dill Fund, 60; M. S. Spaulding Fund. 115. 
Total, $476.75. 

Inteiest on Deposit, $30.10. 

Total for the month, $7214.51, of which 
$209.4 2 is C. D. coll'ns, and $1273.40 re- 
ceived through VV. H. M. U. 

During the month the Society has aided 
with grants of literature 57 schools, of 
which 12 were newly organized. 

Congregational Board of Ministerial Relief 

B. H. Fancher, Treasurer 

Receipts for October, November and December, 1916 

(Coutinued from February number) 

OHIO — $450.19. 

is First, 8.99; West. 5.03. Alexias 
4 20. Amherats Second, 50c. Andovers 
56c. Aahlands 60c. Aahtabulas First. 1.32; 
Second. 90c. Aiwaters 40c. Auatlnbursrs 
4. Brllevmes 1.36. Belprei 60c. Bereas 
80c. Brooklleldt 1.50. Burtons 50c. Can- 
tons 40c. Chasriu Fallas 44C. diardoiis 
24c. Chatham s 10.60. ChllUcoths Ply- 
mouth, 1.29. Cinctnnatl: Columbia. 20c; 

Lawrence St., 3; Plymouth, 1; Walnut 

IlilKs. 1. riarldons 1.35. Cleveland! 

Bethlehem. 40c; CoUinwood, 2.79; Cyril, 3; 

Denlson Avenue, 40c; East Madison Ave.. 

40c; Euclid Ave.. 1.40; First, 336; Grace, 

inphland. 22c; Houg:h Ave., 7.77; Miz- 

5; North, 20c: Nottingham, 14c; Park, 

Pilgrim, 2; Trinity, 50c; United, 25c. 

Coliunbuas Plymouth, 13.70. Conneautt 

1.46. CoolTllles 88c. Cuyahoira Fallai 1.16. 




Fff'*J?"*» ^^ *3*"* CleireUimdt Calvary. 
^^9' J^A**' ^•3^- Eljxia First. 8.84; Sec- 
ona, 2.78. Falrportt Harbor. 2.10. Fred- 
erickjibiirari 64c. G«nevai 6 85. Gomert 
Welsh 8.06. I0l« St. Georic«i 40c. ^reffer. 
■©■I 24c. KlrtUuidt 80c. Lakewoodi 1.66. 

rfi!L'."*t2"'^? LImat 88c. Lltchfleldt 10c. 
L.lttle MoaklBiriimi 60c. Locki 1. Lodlt 
First. 20c. Lorain I First. 2.40; Second. 
20c. I-yntei 20c Madlaoai Central. 6.82. 

H*?f^**** KiS^^' 5; Mayflower MemL. 2.76. 
Marietta I First, 6.93: Harmar, 2.60. 
MaryaTlllei 1.18. Medlaai 12.95. Movat 
Veraont 6.50. Newarki Plymoath, 1.66. 
New London s 8c. Newton Fallai 87c. 
North MonroeTlllet 1.06. Nortk Olmsteadt 
36c. North RIdRrevllIet 75c. Norwalki 
lOc. Oberllnt First, 14.40; Second, 8.42. 
Olmated Fallni 12c. PalneavUlei First. 
SOc. iPlttafleldi 40c. Plaint 48c. Ravenna i 
98c. Rlckfleldi Everett. 40c. Richmond i 
Grand River, 70c. Roek Creek t SOc 
Rockporti West Park, 4.37. Rn^irleat 89c. 
Sandaakyt 1.40. Saybrooki 18c Shandont 
7.65. Sprinirlleldi First, 2.12; Lagronda 
Ave.. 49c StronfTvlllet 50c. SnUlvani 86c. 
TallmadRTet 17.48. Toledoi First. 126; 
Plymouth, 28.84; Second, 4.86; Washlnprton 
St.. 17.69. TwinsbnrRTi 7.29. UnionTlllei 
2.65. VermllloBi 40c Wakemans 7 68. 
W^auaeoBi 6.18. Waylands 40c. 'Waynes 
40c. W^elllnartoni 60c. Went MlUsrrovei 
20c. Went W^llllamiifleldi 40c Wlndhami 
25c Torkt Mallet Creek, 82c. Yoansa- 
towns Elm St., 98c; Plymouth. 2.20. 

OKLAHOMA— $6 85. 

Carrteri 90c. Jennlngrai SOc. Lawtoni 
SOc. Man4>he«teri SOc. Oklahoma Cltyt 
Pilf?rim, 75c. Oktahat 2. Pleasant Homes 

Okarche, SOc. 

OREGON— $109.75. 

Corvalllst First. 3. Bnarenei 10. Gaa- 
tont 8.06. lone I 1. Monitor i Woodburn. 
1. Orearon Cltyi 5. Portlands First, 20: 
Sunnyside. 5; Second German, 8. St. 
Helf^^as 69c. Salems Central, 3. The 
Dalleits 60. Tillamook s 5. 


Center^iilet 12. BIdwardavllles Bethesda. 
4.50. Knnet 29. I.annfords Second. 3 Le 
Rajsvllies 6.13. Neadvilles 2. Nantleoke: 
Bethel, 5. Neath s 1. Philadelphlas Pil- 
prrim. 26. PIttiibnnchs Allopry. First. 10. 
PIttstons Welsh. 1 34. Plymoaths Pll- 
prim, 2. Scrantont Tabernacle. 3. Slat- 
Insrtons 51c Sprlnic Creeks 1 50. Stock- 
dales 8. Taylors 1.50. TltasviUes SOc. 
WllUamaports 2. 

RHODE ISLAND— $186.19. 

Barrlnnrtons 15.77. Central Fallss 5.64. 
E. Providences Riverside, 3. Providences 

Free Evangrellcal, 65c; Central. 145.60; 
Plymouth, 11.32. River tPoints First, 4. 
Tiverton s 21c 

SOUTH DAKOTA — $121.32. 

Enrekas St. Paul's German. 5; Bethel 
No. 1, German, 2.50; Bethel No 2. German. 
2.50. Frledenss German, 5; Israels, Ger- 
man, 10. Falrfaxs Hope German. 20; 
Bethlehem German, 15. Loomins 5. Park- 
•tons Salems German, 2; Frledensfeld 
German. 2; HoflPnungrsfeld German, 2; 
Zions German, 2; New Zlons German, 2 
Pleawant Valleys Miller, 1. Rapid CItys 1. 
Redflelds 26.32. Seotlands First. German, 
4; Hoffnungrsthal German, 4; Neuberg 
German, 4; Petersburg German. 4; Seim- 
enthal German, 4. 

Naahvtilos Union. IS. 

TEXAS— $41.68. 

AmaHUot First. 5.10. Dallaas Junius 
Heigrhts, 4; Central. 29.08; Winnetka. 2.50. 
Ralnex*a Chapels 1. 

rTAH — $8. 
Provos 8. 

VERMONT — $270.79. 

>s East. 2. BeUowa Fnllas 4.28. 
Bennl«tons Old First. 60; Second. 2, 
North, 1.88. Berkahlrei East. 4.25. Bmt- 
tleboros First. West 11.60. Bridgeport s 

2. Bristol s 1. Brownlairton A Orleanai 
8. Barkes East. 2. Barllnartons Collegrc 
St., 2.50 Charteatoni West. 1.60. CoHnths 
2.50. Coventrys 8.12. Dfinbys 1. Dan- 
vllles 10. Dorset! 14.10. Enoabar^i 6.50. 
Fair Havens First, 7. Glovers 4.38. Hart- 
lands 1. Jamalisas 8- Jerlchos Second. 2. 
Ladlows 1. Mclndoe Falls s 3. Manehea- 
ters IS. Mlltons 2. Montgomery Center t 
1.3u. Newharys West, 3. Newfanes 3 
Peaehams 9. Royaltoni 4.25. Ruperts 17. 
St. JohttMbarys North. 24; Third. 1. »aa- 
ton*RRIvers 7. Shorehami 4.67. Svdboryt 

3. Tlief fords 2.50. Waterbarys 3. Went 
Rutland: 10. Weybridires 2.51. Wlllto. 
tons 5. 

Portsmoaths 6. 

Hnntlngrtoni 1.32. 

WASHINGTON — $148.19. 

Ahtanams 2.50. Colvllles 15c. North 
Yakima s 25c. Odessa s Pllgrrim German. 
10; Friedensfleld German. 10; Zoar Ger- 
man, 10; Engrllsh Cong-l., 3.16; German 
St. Matthaus, 6. <|alncys German. 10. 
Ralston s German, 10. RItsvllles Philadel- 
phia German, 30. Seattles PlymoutH. 
3.75; First German, 5; University, 88c: 
Greenlake. 3: Pilprim, 10; Keystone, 15c: 
Falrmount, 26c; Alkl, 50c. Spokanes Ply- 
mouth, 50c Snnnyaldes 20c. Taeomns 
First. 33.15; East, 25c. 

WISCONSIN— $40.25. 

Beloits First. 9.25. 
Crosses 1. 

HUlsboros 3n. I^ 

WYOMING — $20.54. 

BIsr Horn I 1.49. Boulders 8c. 
1.02. Cheyennes 5.62- Dayton s 1.25. 
erals 25c Green Rivers 89c. flasks 2.46. 
Nodes 25c. Plnedales 29c Roek Sprlnirsis 
1.05. Shoshonis 1.25. Superiors 75c. Va« 
TaMseli 25c. "Wheatlands 4.14. 

For Oetober» November and December. 

Receipts credited to churches 
under the apportionment as 
printed above $9,415.54 

Other receipts, IncludlnR: from 
Individuals, Conditional Gifts. 
Legracies and Interest 18,116.28 

Total for the three months... $27,681.77 

For the Year Ending Dee. 31, 1916» 

Receipts credited to churches 

under the apportionment $27,546.84 

Other receipts, including from 
Individuals, Conditional Gifts, 
Legacies and Interest 545.241.2$ 

Total for the year 1916 $572,787-12 

Xhe American Missionary 

APRIL : 1917 

VOL. No. 1 

C J. RYDER, D. D., Managing EdUQr 

£. H. HAMES, Buain€9M Manager 


Easter ! The Festival of Victory ! The tragedy of Calvary is fol- 
lowed by the triumph of the Besurrection ! The grave has no power to 
hold the Lord of life, and *' death is swallowed up in victory !" 

It is not strange that the first Easter revelation should have had a 
transforming power over Chiist s first disciples. It changed them 
from a despairing, baffled, beaten band of recruits for an apparently 
lost cause, into a courageous, enthusiastic battalion, ready to begin 
the conquest of the world. They discovered that their crucified Lord 
was not a dead chieftain, but a living King! They caught a new 
dieaning in his assertion that all the nations should be won to loyalty 
to him. 

Nor is it strange that Easter became the most joyous festival of the 
Christian year in the early church. It was the assurance of immortal- 
ity. Christmas was the presage of a kingdom of heaven on earth; 
Easter was the pledge of a heaven beyond where life may be brought 
to i)erfection in the individual and in society. 

For us, Easter marks the dawn of springtime for the soul. Winter 
is over, — winter with its darkness, its storms, its chills, its naked for- 
ests, its desolate gardens, its paralysis of life. Spring has come, — 
spring with its awakening life, its bursting buds, its blooming fields, 
its transformation of the earth by the resurrection power of a new 
vitality. Not only are we to rejoice in this miracle of springtime ; we 
are to share in it. It represents the life-giving power of the risen 
Christ. We are to rise with him into newness of life. We are to show 
in character and conduct the pulsing energy of the spiritual vitality 
which he imparts. Easter should mark in us the putting on of the 
beauty of Christ as his life working within us transforms us into his 

More than this, it should give us a new vision of his ideals. If he 
sees through the murk and mist of our sinful, sorrowful, warring 
world a heaven on earth as it is to be when he gains supremacy in 
human life, we should see it too. 

Not only should we glimpse that vision fair; we would gird our- 
selves to fresh effort to make it a reality. The victories of Christ have 
already wrought wonderful changes in men and in society. We must 
put forth our utmost endeavor to win greater conquests for him, that 
his ideals may everywhere become realities. 

Easter calls for new consecration of all we have and are to this 
high task. Doubt not that his word will be fulfilled and he shall finally 
transform the whole world into a kingdom of heaven. But he needs 
our enthusiastic co-operation in the work. 

C. H. B. 


!. New York Clly, N. Y,; Vice- 
Avenue. Oak Park, III.; Vlcp 
., Mbbb.: Vice-President of the 
irk. III.; Vice-President ot the 
a. Us.; Vlce-Prealdenl at the 
nda. Cb).: RecordlnK Secret&rr. 
Coriearandlne Secretary. Mrs. 
Mrs. U. A. Flint, G04 WlUli 
/en H Potter, 412 WaBhlnKton 

By Jeanene L. H Ice 

There never has been a time when 
the care of the aged, the enfeebled 
and the broken in human life, has so 
engaged the attention of the worhl 
aa at the present. Governments, 
commercial industries, the profes- 
sions and the church are providing 
old age pensions and thus conserv- 
ing life at its close as never before. 
Youth with its hopes and its optim- 
ism, middle life with its strength and 
force, have their places in the march 
of human events, and age, with its 
wisdom and the counsel of its years, 
has a just claim upon life. 

Christianity has given this place to 
age, and the church is realizing that 
it has a responsibility for those who 
have been in the thick of the fight 
and not laid down their lives on the 

Ministerial Relief is uppermost to- 
day in the plana and purposes of all 
the denominations, and in our Con- 
gregational churchi'S, concerted effort 
■ is being made and plans set afoot that 
are big in promise and hope. The 
funds already in the charge of the 
State and National Societies are larg- 
er than ever before, but still iusufKci- 
ent to meet the pressing needs. 

The Annuity Fund is the hope ami 
the stay of the young minister, but 
for some years ministerial relief must 
be provided for those who are now on 
the downward slope of the hill. M!orc 
churches are including this benevo- 

lence in their list of annual offerings, 
and the gifts from individuals and 
legacies are showing much growth. 

This subject should appeal particu- 
larly to women, because they know in 
detail the needs of the missionary 
pastor and his family, the personal 
sacrifices made on home and foreign 
fields and the financial stress of the 
churches in the small and remote lo- 
calities. They understand also the 
heroic efforts required to put children 
through school and college, to main- 
tain the family life in decency, and 
to share with others, on an inade- 
quate salary. 

Ministerial Relief, therefore, is 
only a delayed payment ot salary. 
Of the importance of increase in sal- 
aries of ministers and pastors com- 
mensurate with service rendered, and 
the maintenance ot life today, it is 
not within the province of this article 
to deal. But the appeal is made to 
all the women of our churches and 
auxiliaries, that since relief must be 
given to the minister who reaches old 
age without provision for his care 
or is broken in health before that 
period, and to his widow and depen- 
dent children, they ivill give this 
work of love and ministration a lar;;;!' 
place in their gifts, that they will 
bear it up in prayer and increase its 
endowment funds by personal gift 
and legacy. 






1. Hymn— O Master! When Thou 

a. Soi'ipture—Mlairk 3:13-15; Matt 
20: 25-28 > Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 10: IS- 

3. Prayer — For a blessing upon the 
ministry of all our churches both past 
and present — to the end that they may, 
while they live, uphold the banner of 

" their faith and love, and preach 
righteousness by word and life, accord- 
ing as God gives them grace and wis- 

4. Hymn — ^Pour Out Thy Spirit from 
on High — James Montgomery 1825 

5. Foreword — 

"There is a work of love and duty 
That devolves upon us all. 
There is a tender pleading mes- 
And Its tones like music fall. 
Help our weary, veteran preach- 
Scatter roses o'er their way. 
Rally round them, hasten quickly 
Not tomorrow, but today." 

Fanny Crosby. 

6. Who are our "veteran preachers," 
Objects of our "love and duty?" See 
facts about Cong. Ministers Amer. Miss. 
April 1915. Kumasaka^ Illustration: 
Amer. Miss. April 1915; March 1916. 

7. Why is there need for "this plead- 
ing message?" Leaflet: The Forgotten 
Man — 6th, 7th and 8th paragraphs. 
"What a Minister Ha/s to Say." Amer. 
Miss. Oct. 1915. 

8. The Appeal: Why do "Its tones 
like music fall?" 

"There are In this loud stunning 
Of human care and crime 
With whom the melodies abide 

Of everlasting chime; 
Who carry mnslc in their heart. 
Through dusky lane and 
wrangling mart. 
Plying their daily toll with busfer 
Because their secret souls a 
holy etraln repeat." 

John Keble. 


"First 1 thought, almost despairing 
This must crush my spirit now 
Yet I bore it, and am bearing, — 
Only do not ask me how." 

George McDonald. 

9. To whom does the appeal come 
"that Revolves upon us all?" See Amer. 

Miss. Sept. 1916, page 370, quotation 
from S. H. Woodrow. 

10. How may we scattef* uroaesir* 
Methods of Work: 

(a) Board of Ministerial Relief. 
"There is no cause which Just now 

needs or more highly deserves the en- 
thusiasm and support -of our churches." 

The Advance. 

Leaflet: The Forgotten Man, 4th para- 
graph, The Biennium, Amer. Miss. Nov. 
1915, Relief and Annuity Supplemen- 
tary, Amer. Miss., July 1916. 

(b) Endowment Fund. 

One Big Thing, Amer. Miss. Feb. 1915. 
first two paragraphs, The Annuity Fund, 
Amer. Miss. Feb. 1915, first paragraph, 
Leaflet: The Forgotten Man, the para- 
graph, Amer.' Miss. April 1916, page 48, 
A Notable Gift, Amer. Miss. June 1916. 

(c) Annuity Fund. 

One Big Thing, Amer. Miss. Feb. 1915, 
3rd paragraph. Growing Interest, Amer. 
Miss. Nov. 1916, The Annuity Fund— 
What it is. Etc., Amer. Miss. Oct. 1915; 
Mch. 1916; Jan. and Feb. 1917. 

(d) Missionary Barrels. 

Leaflets: In The Missionary Box — 
Harriet Lummis Smith, An Order for an 
Blaster Hat — Anna Bumham Bryant. 

(e) The Christmas Fund. 
Adoration of the Shepherds, Amer- 

Miss. Dec. 1916, P. 5 and 6, The Christ- 
mas Fund, Amer. Miss. Jan. 1917. 

(f) Raising Salaries. 

See Advertisement Congregationalist 
Feb. 8. 1917. 

11. Why "today?" 

For the self respect of the churches. 
"May Ministerial Relief'-— Amer. Miss. 
May 1915. First three pages. "They 
Deserve Pensions" — Amer. Miss. Oct. 

12. O God who giv'st the winter's cold 
As well as summer's joyous rays. 

Us warmly in thy lore enfold, 
And help us through life's wintry 
Rev. Samuel Longfellow. 

13. Prayer: That the church may be 
led and blessed in the care of its under 

Also other reference leaflets published 
by the Board of Ministerial Relief: 

Dan and the Deacon, 

I Do Not Mind Telling You, 

Turning on the Light, 

The Grand Army of the Church, 

Easing the Last Mile, 

How much Then is a Man Better 

than a Sheep. 
Some Conditions of the Ministry, 
Notes on the Annuity Fund. 

Mrsw Charles S. Wyckoff. 



Oflloe: 287 Fourth Avenue, New Tork. 

Charles E. Burton, D.D., General Secretarr; Herman F. Swarts, D.D., Secretary of 
Missions; Rev. William 8. Beard, Assistant Secretary; Charles H. Baker. Treasurer: 
Miss Miriam U Woodberry, Secretary Woman's Department 

The Publication Department is never weary. We hope there may be no 
let up in the orders for literature. This oflfice is always only too glad to re- 
spond to all requests for printed information concerning home missions. 

# # # 

Rev. Frank E. Henry, of Plentywood, Montana, one of the busiest 
frontier missionaries, is making his headquarters at the New York office 
until the latter part of April, and is available for speaking appointments. 

# * # 

The May number of the magazine will be one of special interest. The 
entire space has been set apart for the Southeast District, and a graphic 
presentation of home missionary conditions in this section of our country 
may be expected. Superintendent Waldron of Florida is the editor of this 

# # « 

The demand for the Tiome missionary section of Thb Amsbican Mis- 
sionary for February, edited by Superintendent Heald, and dealing with 
our work on the Border, has been so great that an extra edition of tUs sec- 
tion has been printed and is now ready for distribution upon application. 

« # 41 

Here is a suggestion for your summer session of Sunday-school instruc- 
tion. Call the school together in the general assembly room, and educate 
the pupils along home missionary lines by using one of the stereopticon lec- 
tures sent out from this office. The Second Church, New London, Connecti- 
cut, under the leadership of Judge Coit, made a splendid success of this 
idea last year. Write him, or us, for further information. 

# # « 

In connection with the initiation of the Sunday-School Efficiency Plan, 
The Congregational Home Missionary Society has been somewhat at a dis- 
advantage, owing to the fact that the month of January, the first month of 
the operation of this plan, was assigned to us. It is therefore suggested that 
the month of July, which still remains available, may be used in the pres- 
entation of the work of this Society by Sunday-schools which were not able 
to avail themselves of the month named upon the program. There is still an 
abundant stock of the Sunday-school exercise, "Little People of the 
Prairie,." which will be gladly supplied to all schools making request there- 
for. It will be, of course,^ distinctly understood, however, that there is to be 
no further solicitation this year from schools which utilized some i>art of 
the first month of 1917 for this purpose. 


what among the young men. The 
pastors of the three Italian churches 
can readily gather an applauding 
crowd to hear a patriotic anticlerical 
lecture, but the crowd fails to con- 
tinue when the genuine gospel if 
preached. The writer has madi' 
friends with a club of young men 
bearing the ambitious name, "Circle 
for Social Studies," which is a hot 
bed of atheism, socialism, and anarch- 
ism. He is welcome among them, be- 
cause as yet its members have not 
been able to out-argue bim when he 
opposes their destructive beliefs with 
constructive Christianitv. 

But by far the predominating in- 
fluence in the New Haven colony in 
religious affairs is the mass of women, 
some of them still profoundly super- 


By Rev. PhlUp M. Rom, New Haven, Conn. 

IN the observance of religious con- 
ditions in Italy one is impressed 
by two outstanding facts. First, 
the indifference, inclining to atheism, 
of the greater part of Italian man- 
hood of any degree of education, and 
second, the attachment, blind or intel- 
ligent, to the Boman Catholic Church 
on the part of the women and of tho 
country people in general. The for- 
mer is due to the travesty of religion 
that in many respects Italian Cathol- 
icism is, to the fact that it is a po- 
litical machine, that it has opposed 
and sought to thwart the union of the 
Italian nation and the development 
of the people, that its priests are out 
of toach with the modern age and 
ofttimes immoral. 

When we turn to the second class 
we find that snch considerations do 
not apply. To women of city and 
country they mean nothing, and 
among the contadini— the peasant 
men — as yet they rouse but fcib!- 
remonstrance. Among them the 
church is a strong social institution, 
powerfnlly re-enforced by convention 
and saperstition. To the average 
woman the church is the church of 
her family for many eenerations. Ii 
is" her "club," to which she may re- 
tire from her sordid home and hard 
labor for space, quiet, color and 
amusement of a sort— perhaps the 
only sort. The men profess an indif- 
ference, but that indifference is rare- 
ly hostile. They feel more comfort- 
able when they and theirs are bap- 
tized, married, and buried in their 
fathers' church. 

This article deals with work amon^ 
Italians in New Haven. Trsnafer, 
then, this attitude just stated to New 
Haven. What do we discover in a 
colony of 40,000 Italians, ninety per 
cent, from the rural towns of the 
province of Naples. 

There exists in New Haven a small 
element of anticlericals and atheistic 
fwcialists, whose doctrine grows some- 


stitous, believing that the Protestant 
church is the abode of the devil, the 
missionary is a witch, and that they 
will be excommunicated and their 
souls lost if they enter Protestant 
church doors. They may be indiffer- 


ent, and their husbands more so, to 
all but the formal sacraments of the 
Roman church, but they see no reason 


for breaking with it and becoming 

evangelical. Such sentiment renders 
even more intelligrent leaders deaf 
to appeals to take an evangelical 
stand, because they fear it would not 
be good for their business. 

These thousands of indifferent 
people, nominally Cntholies, but with 
little comprehension of tictual reli;.:- 
ious life, constitute for us a loRiti- 
mate field of activity. We have faith 
to believe that patient effort in kind- 
ness and friendship, together with the 
blessing of God and the impact of 
American free institutions over a 
number of years will bring excellent 

These facts mark out our local 
problems and determine the type of 
work needful for their solution. As 
a part of tlie ECneral problem of the 
Italian race adapting; itself to Ameri- 
can institutions, we have the problem 
of the peasants transforming them- 
selves into workmen; of country 
people submitting to city conditions; 
of individusls, intelligent but ignor- 
ant and undeveloped, called upon to 
evolve at a rapid pace In a re- 
markable degree our colony h on 
of families rather than of isolated in 
dividuals. Clearly the method of 
work must be social a mmisterin 
to the needs of all sorti n niini(-1rt 
brealhing the spirit of Christ anl 

ultimately leading to evangelical dis- 

Daveaport Seltlemenl and Its Ideala 

Some years ago the members of 
Davenport Congregational Chareh, 
diminished in numbers through re- 
movals and the incoming of the Ital- 
ians into the neighborhood, joined 
Center Church, and left their plant 
for neighborhood uses. This plant 
conslsled of a beautiful auditorium 
with a fine pipe organ, large parlors, 
a Sunday-sehool room, and a 
enmmodinus parsonage. For several 
years the devoted labors of Rev. 
Francispo Pcsaturo and daughter 
had been gathering a clientele into an 
Italian church, and in 1914, into this 
heritage came Davenport House as a 
full-fledged settlement, actually the 
local home missionary plant of 
Center Church. There were other 
settlements and other churches at 
work in the city's foreign section, 
but there was room for 


The president of its directors is the 
pastor of Center Church and his as- 
sociate is its superintendent. Th-.- 
resident staff includes th« head resi- 
dent, a woman of large experience, a 


boys' work director, several conse- 
crated women, and several students 
of the Yale School of Religion, sinfjle 
or with their wive8,while valuable 
supplementary assistance is given by 
a very excellent corps of volunteer 

To the definitely religious «id of 
the work came a young American 
minister, trained in American church 
ideals and fluent in the Italian lan- 
guage, as the result of special prepa- 
ration in Italy. He is assisted by his 
wife, who is of Italian parentage, 
and by an Italian deaconess. 

The Rellgioui Work of Davenport 
In its auditorium and music Dav- 
enport has somethinK worthy of the 
Italian artistic 
taste. But the 
beauty of the in- 
terior and the 
sweet tones of the 
organ do not suf- 
fice to fill the pews 
from the Italian 
population. The 
writer once made 
himself known as 
a prospective mis- 
sionary to Italians 
to a New York 
City Roman Cath- 
olic prelate travel- 
ing in an Italian 
railroad train. The 
comment of the 
dignitary was: "You Protestants 
will never have the Italians in your 
churches. Your services aren't 
picturesque enough." It becomes 
increasingly evident in all our 
Italian missions that the severity 
and spirituality of our evangelical 
order of service, unless the minister 
be an unusually magnetic personal- 
ity, attract none but the rare indi- 
viduals of that ritual-loving race. The 
gospel must be preached by more than 
simplicity. It must be preached by 
ceremonial services, such as baptisms 
and the Lord's Supper, and by pa- 
triotic, memorial, and holy-day festi- 

vals. The dramatic portions of 
scripture must be developed dramat- 
ically and oratorieally. This, of 
course, must be don-e without falling 
into Catholic errors, and with evan- 
trclical emphasis. We must strike 
such a chord as vibrated in the 
breast of nine-year-old Cannelinda, 
who, after her teacher had explained 
the ineantnjr of David's Sons of the 
Bow, looked up and said with tears 
in her almond eyes, "It is so beauti 
ful that I hurt inside." 

Sliisie, more than auglit else, enn 
be our most potjiit instrument to 
drive homo thr srospel slory. Thu 
development of chornses, their varied 
use in worship, the formation of an 


orchestra, if possible, and, back of 
these, a music school well knit up 
with religious features will play the 
tiospel and sinj; the sosnel into homes 
and hearts and- hold children and 
jiarents in the church. Here Daven- 
port has made a beginning with its 
chnreh choir, and recognizes the pos- 
sibilities of music as vast. Sueces.s 
in this line is most finely and 
uniquely exemplified in the fifteen 
years of service of Rev. Pasquale 
Cndella at Waterbury, Connecticut. 

Sueh a use of music strengthens 
what, in our estimation, is the most 
important religious work among 


Italiaos — the Sunday-school. If we 
work for the children we shall accom- 
plish most amonj; the Italians. There 
is one word that describes more than 
any other our work with the younger 

hold openio? exercises for the apper 
grades in the church auditorium, tJiat 
they may gain both familiarity with 
and reverence for it. Our general 
exercises are calculated in all parts to 


generation of Italians—discipliLx;. 
Children in Italian homes become so 
much more quickly familiar with the 
language and customs of America 
than their parents that either paren- 
tal control is at an end or resort 
must be made to the fatal expedients 
of blows and cruelty. The best 
Italian parents are appalled at the 
insolence of their children, Tht* 
ignorant are helpless. Poorly sup- 
plied with well-ordered principles 
the average fourteen-year-old plunges 
into the dangers of factory life and 
the greater dangers of his leisure — 
saloons, vice, the dance hall, and the 
more or less unhealthy "movies." If, 
then, we can provide sane amusement 
for all ages of youth ! If we can only 
persuade the parents to entrust their 
children to the Sunday-school! 

We are makiug Davenport Sunday- 
school the best we know how. We 
use an adapted graded system. We 


impress certain truths. Our superin- 
tendent excels in Qlustrating them by 
story and blackboard. Teachers' 
suppers are enthusiastic. The junior 
work is supplemented by Bible classes 
during the week. The monthly meet- 
ing allows pupils to demonstrate by 
samples of work the progress of class 
or department to the whole school and 
to the parents. 

The greatest difficulty experienced 
is to hold the intermediate depart- 
ment. Some think they are too old 
for Sunday-school. OUiers are with 
us until the tirao of confirmation in 
the Catholic church and then by pa- 
rental restraint are withdravoi. Our 
eyes are open to catch and develop 
all bndding desires for service. One 
young girl recently confided shyly 
to her teacher that she had a class of 
children in her back yard and was re- 
teaching Jesus' parables as they were 


taogbt to her Sunday after Sunday. 
Such facts enconra^ and help ub 

Our Sunday-school is further sup- 
ported by constant visitation in the 
homes. To insure the presence of 
the children with us we must have 
the parents for us, if not as evangel- 
icals, at least in friendly sympathy. 
More and more we realize the valui- 
of home evan^lizatioD. This goes 
forwardi in the moraine with the 
mother in her kitchen, and with the 
man of an evening around the kitchen 
stove. In this work of calling, teach- 
ers, residents, but principally minis- 
ter and missionary, participate. 
Naturally servitseB and counsel inci- 
dental to^ such work are of the utmost 
variety. They range from findinfr 
work to assisting at a birth. The 
ignorance of hygiene discovered and 
corrected is immense. What would 
yoH say if you found that ink had 
heen liberally used 
child's scalded sidcT 
astonished the miss: 

The women who 
drawn into the Mo 
all older members 
iire-pd to come to 
the prayer service 
and systematic Bi- 
ble study on Wed- 
nesday evening. 
Social contact 
with their elders is 
obtained by at- 
tendance at plays 
given by the chil- 
dren and at pariah 

festas, where the ^j^ hour in ti 
Btereopticon per- 
forms a service. In the near future 
a completed moving-picture equip- 
ment will aid. 

Davcnpoii Setdement Club* 

The Mothers' Club, with its half 
hour of religious service and half 
hour of sewing or music, is the link 
between the work that is statedly re- 
ligions and that which is social. At 
the begiiming of the work it was dis- 
covered that the mothers had all for- 

gotten how to play. Now they ap- 
preciate some of the musical games 
in which their children take part, and 
at the end of the afternoon we mar- 
vel at the wonderful lightness of 
foot of such heavy bodies as they 
dance the tarantella of their native 

In the club life of Davenport the 
central idea is discipline, by instruc- 
tion and by play. Always in the 
background is the influence of the 
Christian leader. Amusing but sip- 
nifieant was the ditty which greeteil 
the missionary who visited the girls' 
club during their summer outing at 
the beach : 

Here comes MIbb Migllora, 

Bhe ain't got no style. 

She ain't «ot no style? 

She's got style all the while, 
All the while. 
In 1916 Davenport was headquav- 

E SAND BOX besides playground 

and baths, the latter 
much patronized in view of the in- 
fantile paralysis epidemic, which 
passed every Davenport family by. 

In the winter activities increase. 
Recently, when certain high school 
freshmen found with us a quiet, con- 
venient place to study outside of 
their crowded, restricted homes, their 
grades, and gratitude to Davenport, 
rose immediately. The last Christ- 
mas period was a gay round of club 
parties, central among which was the 



evening of tiie "Spirit of Yule-tide" 
play and the Christmas tree of the 
Sunday-school. The small children 
come steadily to playtime after 
school, and large crowds attend 
match basket-ball ^ames. Fingers 
and minds Are trained in sewing, 
dressmaking, basketry, and handi- 
craft classes. The library is patron- 
ized, and music lessons abound. 

The clubs are our working units. 
Of these small, flexible groups, there 
were a dozen of various names in 

coining to repose in us. Tuesday even- 
ing is given over to the girls. Older 
and younger sisters come together. 
Some come to supper directly from 
work The younger girls will pre- 
sent "Cinderella" at the next parish 
festa, while the older ones are prepar- 
iog a Japanese operetta for their 
spring appearance. Strict club rou- 
tine was once an irritating novelty, 
but is now appreciated good ordiT. 
Davenport has all the boys it can 
handle on account of its basket-ball 

January, 1917 : Little Playmati's, 
Work-and-Plny, Defenders, Youim 
Americans, Red Rose, Kolawita, Ar- 
rows, Beacons, Hustlers, Greene 
Rivals, Aeadfemics, and Elmwood^. 
Each club, whatever other activity it 
may have, has its formal chib meet- 
ing, diifs, and officers, and is re- 
quired to observe rules of order and 
of courtesy. 

Our girls' work is growinir only 
with that confidence which the Italian 
colony, 80 jealous of its daughters, is 


court, pool table, and ideal boys' 
director, MembCTS of street gangs 
come to U8 with permission, or, it may 
be, in spite of Catholic parental fears. 
Many have had experience with the 
police. Several boys have been found 
to be defective in one or more ways. 
They surely have learned to appre- 
ciate U8. 

These boys love us boisterously, 
and sometimes resent discipline. Last 
year, prompted by that sentiment of 
hostility that lies in the mind of the 



Italian Catholic community, and in 
a moment of irresponsible mischief, a 
number did serious damage to the ex- 
pensive windows of the facade of the 
chuJ^ch. They were suspended. When 
the president of the directors ap- 
peared in their meeting in full min- 
isterial costume, asked them what 
they would have done had some one 
.attacked their church, and then point- 
ed out that there was also a cross on 
our building, they saw light, and 
such vandalism has not been repeat- 
ed. These outbreaks demonstrate? 
that we are needed, and the boys dis- 
cover that to get their chance at pool, 
parallel bars, and basket-ball, they 
must play fair. Now that they are 
privileged to try for place on A, B, 
or C Davenport teams in the inter- 
settleraent league, provided they and 
their club are in good standing in the 
House, behold, they are suddenly 
tamed, and are really developing a 
sense of House loyalty. 

No one knows, except the workers 
themselves in this work for the de- 
velopment of good citizens-to-be, 
whether Catholic, Protestant, or Jew, 
how great is the struggle between 

the forces destructive of character in 
the neighborhood and those construc- 
tive of character which we can bring 
to bear. Each successive happening, 
each new development in boy or girl, 
is scrutinized for its meaning. W(* 
know that some of our young people 
will be prominent citizens in New 
Haven or elsewhere within a few 
years. We hope to persuade some 
boy to be minister to his race, some 
girl to be missionary to hers. Wheth- 
er in their developing power our 
members will be a betterment or 
detriment to their future commu- 
nity rests largely with us. 

As for such general work as this 
sketch has spoken of, especially for 
Italians, here or elsewhere, we ask 
your abundant patience in expecting 
results; we ask your means given in 
support, and, above all, we ask tha*. 
which is so diflScult to give but which 
has no substitute — ijfie personal con- 
tact of your Christian personality. Be 
a big brother to some Italian boy ; be 
a big sister to some Italian girl ; yes, 
be a big family to some Italian fam- 
ily! This is a work that must be 
done— for God and for America. 

# # # 


By Rev. Irving H. Berg, Hartford, Conn. 

ONE of the hardest tasks anyone 
can attempt is to give another 
an adequate impression of 
some place he has visited which the 
other man hasn't seen. When you 
recall some of the varied emotions 
with which you saw the new place 
for the first time, and how different 
it was from what anyone had told 
you, you will sympathize with the 
writer in his attempt to give you 
some worth-while impressions of the 
borderland where so many Connecti- 
cut militiamen spent the past sum- 
mer. A great deal has been said and 
written about the Mexican expedi- 
tion of 1916. But some very intelli- 
gent people still display a woeful 

amount of ignorance of what the ex- 
perience meant both to the men who 
went and the women who stayed at 
home; also to the people along the 
Border among whom we lived for 
three months, and our Mexican 
neighbors across the line. 

A prominent citizen of Hartford, 
in reply to my query as to how he 
had spent the summer, said, "Work- 
ing, while you fellows were enjoying 
your vacation on the Border.'* Well, 
it was a vacation for some, but not 
many. No one familiar with the work 
— actual hard manual labor, drills, 
maneuvers, marches, target practice, 
trench digging, road building, horse 
and mule breaking, signal and sani- 



tary work, and the thousand and one 
things the men had to learn and un- 
learn — would quite liken the expe- 
rience to the usual conception of a 
vacation. Remember that the day 
began with sunrise, and for those on 
guard continued for twenty -four 
hours — "two hours on and two hours 
off;" that there was enough paper 
work to drive the officers nearly to 
distraction; that all this was accom- 
plished in a strange and trying cli- 
mate, amid hostile surroundings both 
"natural" and "human," while 
every one was trying to learn how 
to live under the new conditions, and 
you will perhaps agree with me that 
it was the sort of vacation everyone 
able to stand it ought to have but 
which comparatively few would 
choose. Else why did not more of 
the "workers" at home choose iti 

Granted that most of the men 
came home benefited by the expe- 
rience, lithe and fit. That is all the 
more to the credit of the militia and 
its ofiicers. When a group of men 
such as the First Connecticut could 
leave the desk and the counting 
house behind at a moment's -notice, 
certainly without any real prepara- 
tion for such an experience, the mar- 
vel is not what the "system" failed 
to accomplish, but that it did so ex- 
traordinarily well. To the individual 
adaptability of the units of the Na- 
tional Guard great credit must be 
given. One can say this without for 
a minute admitting that the system is 
either ideal or permanent. If it be 
a fact that Americans must face the 
question of adequate preparedness 
for police duty on the Border or in- 
tervention across the line, they are 
too farsighted to expect that any- 
thing short of universal service will 
fill the bill. Why should one man 's 
son carry a rifle while another's 
wields a tennis racket or a golf 
stickt We believe in fair play. Let 
every man do his share. If we need 
an army at all, we need a real one 
and not an imaginary one. In time 
of national need, every man of prop- 
er age and fitness should do his share, 

and do it whether he wants to or not. 
If ihat be contrary to the spirit of 
true dcmofracy, it seems to me we 
must admit that we are not yet ready 
for the sort of "democracy" Which 
imposes the tasks on a few and 
Hhowers the l>eneflts on the many. 


When the call came last June the 
two Connecticut regiments were 
ready among the very first — so ready 
that they were all packed and sitting 
among their folded tents and bed- 
ding rolls all one night, waiting for 
the railroad to furnish transporta- 
tion. As an illustration the chaplain 
of the First spent that dismal night 
at Niantic on a hard board table in 
the mess hall, only to find by the 
cold gray light of dawn a perfectly 
good cot standing empty by his side. 
It was typical of some of the unnec- 
essary hardships of the long trip 
across the country, of which "the 
least said the soonest mended." In 
spite of the persistency of the sand- 
wich as the main article of diet, and 
the active attentions of the medical 
staff with vaccination and prophy- 
laxis, that was a memorable trip 
through a great and continually 
changing country — a veritable rev- 
elation of the grandeur and possi 
bilities of the United States. The 
spirits of the men rose visibly, and 


although we didn't know whether didn't believe there were fifty sol- 
we would have to fight as soon as diers in the whole town of Nogales, 

we reached onr destination or not, we 
knew we were enjoying the trip, and 
I think every one who saw us 
thought BO too. 

The first impressions of Nogales, 
Arizona, were somewhat mixed. The 
town itself was far more "civilized" 
than we had been led to believe. The 
people of the place were a very 
mixed lot, many of them as fine Bools 
as live on the earth — whole-hearted, 
generous, and fine-spirited — our own 
flesh and blood. They were outnum- 
bered by the Mexican and half-breed 
population, it is true, but they dom- 
inate the life of the community, and 

Sonora, during the months of Sep- 
tember and October. There certaiu- 
\y were vastly more than that earlier 
in the summer. Why they were 
there, or what they expected to do, 
is, of course, largely a matter of con- 
jecture; but one thing is certaio — 
not a man or woman in Nogales, 
Arizona, but believes we won a 
great and bloodless victory just by 
being there. Our presence saved 
them from serious trouble. The 
Mexicans were allowed to come 
across the line freely, and they saw 
that there was no blu^, either about 
the number of Amencan soldiers or 

we felt that it was certainly worth abo"t their equipment. It was a sane 

while to have come so far, if only to ^^ practical thing to do under the 

meet and learn to know and love circumstances, 

these "border folks." I should like You will readily ondenrtand that 

to introduce them to yon -one by one, we gradually came to the conclusion 

but must pause only long enough to that there might easily be something 

pay them this tribute, and that is far more serious before us than the 

that I firmly believe they would leave task of getting acclimated and learn- 

their homes and families to defend ing how to avoid rattlesnakes, taran- 

Connecticut against invasion as tulas, and centipedes. Tbere were 

quickly as we left home to go to their many of these creatures. At first we 

defense. And, believe me, they need- were frankly , afraid of them, but 

ed oar protection. Think of doing soon learned that they were part of 

business with a veritable arsenal at the game and thought mighty little 

about them. The numerous Mexicans 
about us also soon became objects of 
curious interest rather than fear. In- 
deed, it was quite evident that they 
were more afraid of us than we were 

your elbow, not knowing what min- 
ute you would need it and need it 
badly. We arrived at NogaJes on the 
third of July. Trustworthy informa- 
tion had it that the Mexicans were 
planning a raid on No- 
gales for July Fourth and 
that there were several 
thousand Carranza sol- 
diers just across the line 
ready to take part. When 
train load after train load 
of men in olive drab, each 
man armed and equipped, 
was emptied at the station 
within a few yards of the 
Mexican line, the Mexi- 
cans did some rapid and 
effective thinking. With- 
in a few days there wasn't a Mexican of them, and I think, to most of us, 
soldier in sight, except the few they were a rather pitiable lot. All 
deemed necessary to guard the line, summer the roads were lined with 
Gleneral Hummer told me that he refugees from Mexico — whole fami- 




lies of them, with all their worldly instincts were not lacking. Some- 

poBsessions on their backs. The little where between these two extremes is 

children were the most pitiful of all. probably to be found a correct es- 

I cannot believe that there is any timate o£ the Mexican character, 

real reason for war against eighty- They are not all good, not by a 

five per cent. o£ the Mexican people, great deal. Neither are they all 

They need missionaries — education, 
sympathy, and patience— not bullets 
or shrapnel. The bandits are the 

bad. They are helpless and forlorn, 
and are certainly not very trust- 
worthy according to our standards. 
But few Amer- 
icans really feel 
that we have done 
very much to fos- 
ter the better qual- 
ities wliich many 
of them possess. 

As the summer 
wore on, the dan- 
ger of intervention 
8eeiiie<l less and 
less. We found 
that our real test 
was in the less pic- 
turesque, if none 
the less important, 
task of staying 
where we were 
and doing what we 
real problem of Mexico on the out- were told. It is a tribute to several 
ward side, but deeper than that there individual officers, both in the regu- 
is the problem of the conditions lar service and in the First Connec- 
which produce sueh anarchy. The ticnt, that after a summer of such 
more intelligent Mexicans are in the testing we parted with mutual esteem 
small minority, and practically all of and respect. The regulars learned 
them have left the country. The that we were not adverse to learning 
peons, who are in the vast majority, ■ what we could, and we taught them 



are ground between the upper and 
nether millstones of poverty and ig- 
norance. They are hardly a civil- 
ized people in any sense of the 
word, but they are capable of 
training and education. One prom- 
inent American official told me 
be had lived in many countries 
and had never before entertained 
race prejudice. But he honestly be- 
lieved that all Mexicans were actu- 
ated by one of three motives — greed, 
fear, or hate. A physician, who has 
ministered to these people for six- 
teen years, assured me that they 
were most grateful and affectionate. 
He recounted instances of their grat- 
itude after years had elapsed which 

some things the regular army has 
been sh»w in learning. We learned 
for one thing, that the typical West 
Pointer is not without his traditions, 
some of which we can hardly en- 
dorse, but that he is capable, effici- 
ent, and, above all, human, just like 
the rest of us. 

Two groups of workers stand out 
iiromincntly in my mind after the ex- 
periences of the last summer. One of 
these groups is military and the other 
is relicrious. The first is the raedicsd 
staff of the army, particularly of the 
militia. I know that criticisms were 
freely offered of them as of every 
branch of the service. I know that 
we were favored by a kind Providence 

clearly showed that some of the finer which averted from us some of the 



direful possibilities of our situation. 
I know also what the doctors were 
up against, for I worked with them 
enough to see the mass of detail to 
which they faithfully attended. But 
I can not restrain the impulse to pay 
a sincere tribute to their ability, and, 
above all, to their conscientious fidel- 
ity. The men may not have liked 
all that the med- 
ical staff made 
them do. Indeed, 
they did not seem 
to appreciate fully 
what it was all 
about. But when 
you remember 
that the health of 
the troops all 
along the Border 
bore out the opin- 
ions of these men, 
you will see that 
we all owe them 
more than we can 
repay. The militia 
showed a better 
per cent age of 
good health than the regular army. 
The doctors had mighty little in 
the way of scientific equipment in 
tlreir various dispensary tents. Wh';n 
a man was seriously sick, he was sent 
to the field hospital. But how few 
men were really seriously sick ! I 
believe that was largely due to the 
preventative measures adopted and 
faithfully carried out by the doetorK. 
They toiled early and late, and a lar^'o 
part of their work may have seeme.1 
mere routine. But the results of 
their faithfulness to detail were seen 
in the good health and spirits of the 
men. To learn how to live und«r the 
peculiar conditions of military life is 
no small matter, and the success of 
the past summer in that particular is 
of more than passing credit to the 
men who worked so faithfully in the 
interests of health and sanitation. 

The other phase of the work which 
impres-sed every one who was on the 
Border last summer was the work of 
the y. M. C. A. Not sufficient pub- 
licity, I think, has been given to this 

splendid service. It wa^ a great suc- 
cess in every way. The men appreci- 
ated the privilege of a place where all 
were welcome and where a spirit of 
good will and good eheer prevailed. 
There w«re tables for reading and 
writing, places for games of all sorts, 
motion pictures, and other entertain- 
ments. Papers from the hrane towns 


were on file. Stationery, was free and 
soft drinks were obtainable for a 
reasonable price. Bible study and 
religious meetings were going on con- 
stantly but not obtrusively. On Sun- 
days the Y. M. C. A. hut was tuimed 
over to the chaplains for religions ser- 
vices. In every way there was co- 
operation with the chaplains and no 
one can m'jusiire the influence for 
good of these huts, with their genial 
and capable secretaries The Con- 
necticut buildins was s?ivfin by Mr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Scoville, of Water- 
town, and cost $3,000. 

"Whatever may be said of the work 
of the average army chaplain, it is cf^r- 
tainly a fact that no man could ask 
for a bigger opportunity than that 
presented by the close fellowship of 
the past summer. There was little 
in the way of equipment for religious 
work. In fact until the Y. M. C. A. 
hut was ready for occupancy, there 
was nothing but the blazing sunlight 
and the hot sand as aids to worship. 
Even the band was not usually to be 



had. Too much praise cannot be 
given to the few men who played or 
sang at the services amid difficnl- 
ties sometimes almost amusing. 
But imagine trying to hold ser- 
vice under the conditions I have earli- 
er described, and then add the further 
handicap that orders frequently in- 
terfered with the men's attendance, 
and you will agree with me that this 
whole work* needs complete reorgani- 
zation that it may be put upon a 
sound and reasonable basis. It should 
not be left so fully to the initiative, 
or lack of it, on the part of the indi- 
vidual chaplain. The morale of an 
army is as important as the condition 
of its feet. Christian manhood is not 
incompatible with military success. 
The chaplain may not be worth his 
salt to the outfit, but if he is, he and 
his work are worthy of better 
treatment than that accorded some 
of them. T^t the army co-operate 
with the Y. M. C. A. in this matter, 
and either abolish the oflRce of 
chaplain or put it on a common- 
sense basis. I speak of the 
broader aspects of the problem, for 
no man could have had a finer "con- 
gregation" than was mine this past 
summer, and I shall always be grate- 
ful to the men who saw what T was 
trying to do and helped to the be5^ 
of their ability. 

Three questions have been askd 
me over and over again since my re- 
turn. I want to answer them now. 
First, I am asked, what about the 
climate down there ? Let me say that 
it was probably more comfortable at 
Nogales the past summer than it was 
in Hartford. The elevation of about 
4,000 feet made the nights cool, and 
I slept under one or two blankets all 
summer. It was hot during the day, 
but it was dry heat and you did not 
feel it keenly. When we got used to 
it, we worked along in it as well as 
we work in the heat of summer any- 
where. Every man had to get used 
to the climate, of course, but most 
did so in the first two or three weeks. 

Again I am asked, how about the 
army rations! There has been so 

much said about that, and it is so im- 
portant, that I hesitate to answer. It 
is only fair to say that one's view of 
the food in the army depends largely 
upon his adaptability. It was good 
and there was plenty of it. It 
was plain, of course, and it 
was chosen for its potentiality 
as bone, blood, and muscle buildin<? 
food. Some of the meals were as good 
as a man could want. AU of them 
were good or bad according to 
whether or not the food was handled 
wisely or unwisely by the individual 
companies. After the cooks got used 
to handling the rations, there were, 
for the most part, three square meals 
a day for every one. It is no small 
matter to provide three square meals 
a day for some of the appetites we de-N 
veloped under the exercise and air of 
Arizona. Complaints were numer- 
ous, for tastes diflFered. But aside 
from the gmmbliner which you can 
always liear about a company street. 
I believe the milita this nast summer 
was well fed and wisely fed, and T 
think the health and activity of the 
men prove it. 

Then T am asked— and usually with 
bated breath — about the morals of the 
army. T do not speak for the militia 
as a whole. Nor am I here discussing 
the morals of the regular army. But 
I want to go on record as believeing 
that the morals of the First 
Infantry were above the ordi- 
nary. I believe the men behaved 
themselves, as a whole, better than 
they do at home. Not that I would 
cast any reflections on their conduct 
in either place, but T think the pro- 
portion of clean living, decent men 
in our outfit was high— at least, as T 
am able to observe the common run 
of men. The doctors were frank and 
wise in their statements to the men ; 
the chaplain was even more outspok- 
en. We had the foolish and vicious 
among us, no doubt, but I assure you 
they were neither popular nor con- 
spicious. Stories of wild excesses 
and general dissipation are, to the best 
of my knowledge and belief, unfound- 



ed, or gross exaggerations. And I 
think I knew about what went on — 
more perhaps than some of the men 
thought — so that it is with perfect 
sincerity and a very genuine pleasure 
that I am able to testify that, in my 
humble opinion, the majority of the 
men of the P^rst are a fine, clean lot. 
To sum up, it seems to me the ex- 
perience did us a lot of good. It 
broadened our sympathies and en- 
larged our vision. It fll^*^ ♦aught us 

many useful things, which, heaven 
grant, we will never have to use. But 
if we do, the country may be very 
thankful that we learned them. It 
was also a real service to the country 
— ^perhaps more than we realize. 
Such as it was, it was given gladly 
and freely and in the spirit which 
needs cultivation in any age and by 
any body of young men, viz., the 
spirit of self-sacrifice for the sake of 

# « # 


By Rev. Robert AlUngham, DenverrColo. 

IN a time of strange moral irrepju- 
larities, universal in scope, and 
in a period of unprecedented so- 
cial unrest affecting the entire fabric 
of modem missionary propaganda, 
it is profoundly inspiring to note 
prroup movements of Christian peo- 
ple toward consolidation of effort and 
greater efifciency in Christian service. 
Sometimes, at the cost of personal 
ambition and denominational pride, 
churches have unanimously voted 
themselves out of existence, that they 
might live again in a larger, fuller, 
and more perfect way. 

With thifl supreme object in view, 
the Methodist and Congregational 
churches, located in a part of the city 
of Denver peculiarly isolatted and 
rather limited in population and 
financial resources, voted, September, 
1916, to disband and unite in one 
church, to be known as the "Berke- 
ley Community Church, "to be under 
Congregational leadership, and to 
omit the nam« "Ctngregationar' for 
all practical purposes, except in the 
articles of incorporation. Two years 
prior to this action on the part of 
the church, the disbanding and unit- 
ing in one church was suggested by 
the denominational leaders of both 
chtirches, but was received with de- 
cided coolness. The second sugges- 
tion was made almost two years later, 
and was met with such immediate 

response that it created a problem 
to arrange as adequately and speed- 
ily as the case demanded ways and 
means of executing the will of the 
two churches. , 

The Congregationalists had a prior 
right to the field and worshiped in a 
neat little frame building. The Meth- 
odists had a modern brick buildiuj? 
of recent construction, with a some- 
what large membership and a rather 
heavy debt. It was agreed that the 
Conprregationalists should assume the 
indebtedness against the building, 
reorganize the Work; and institute a 
program such as would meet the 
needs of a modem city community. 
Both churches concurred in the idea 
that the new church should be un- 
der direct denominational control and 

The struggle to live, working inde- 
pendently and in competition, cre- 
ated a spirit of unfriendly rivalry, 
and effected an indifference on the 
part of Christians in the neighbor- 
hood which was deplorable. Both 
churches practically failed in making 
any moral impression upon the life of 
the families whose spiritual interests 
they were supposed to conserve. Yet 
when the moment came for union, 
despite a decade of petty bickerings 
and misunderstandings, the organiza- 
tion of the church and the election of 
officers were expedited with a spirit 



of Christian courtesy^ that more than 
made up for the errors of the paBt. 

On the Sunday prior to the mecl- 
ing called for the organization of the 
new church the charter membership 
was opened. At the close of the ser- 
vice the invitation was given to all 
present who were members of both 
churches, such others as were 
members of churches elsewhere bnl 
who were in sympathy with th« new 
community church movement, and 
those who had refrained from uniting 
with either church or any other 
church, to step forward and plaro 
their names upon the charter list. At 
the evening service the 
same invitation was 
extended. The list was 
left open another Sun- 
day and closed with a 
total of eighty-nine 
charter members. The 
combined membership 
of the two churches, 
working separately, 
had been forty-five. 
At the close of the 
first six months the 
new church had ex- 
actly one hundred and 
six members. 

On the morning of 
the opening of the Community 
Church, .the Sunday-school had an 
attendance of seventy-five, the next 
Sunday ninety-five, and it increased 
each Sunday until, at this writing. 
it has reached one hundred and fifty. 

The Sunday-school has been com 
pletely reorganized from the grouml 
up. Department sup^>rintendents 
have been carefully chosen, and 
graded lessons have been adopted in 
more than half the classes. R^ulnr 
monthly council meetings are held 
around the supper table in the social 
rooms of the church. An enersietic 
home department superintendent has 
been elected and has already set a 
splendid pace toward the goal of fifty 
members the first year. An adult 
Bible class has been organized, and 
it has been fortunate in Twrsuadinj; 

the principal of the Berkeley public 
school, who up to the organization of 
the new church had given all his ser- 
vices to a church outside of the com- 
munity, a highly-honored and effici- 
ent member of another denomination, 
to become its teacher. He is now a 
member of the new Community 

But great as the increase in both 
membership and attendance ha v.' 
been, the enthusiasm in pledging to- 
ward the support of the new church 
is greater. On the Sunday afternoon 
following the first communion ser- 
vice eighteen men visited one hun- 


dred families, and received pledgis 
to the amount of sixty-five dollars a 
month. This may not seem a griM* 
achievement except as it is contrast*- 1 
with the past record of both churches 
before the union, when the combined 
pledges anionnted to only twenty-five 
dollars a month, the deficit beinu 
made up on chicken-pie dinners au.i 
ice-cream socials. 

The primary objective of the 
church is self-support within the first 
year. We believe in the social valui? 
of the church dinner as a comm'iti 
meeting-place and the center of 
friendly intercourse, but not as an 
excuse to put money in the treasury, 
or as a substitute for business-like 
methods of financing the legitimate 
budget of the church. The adoption of 
the constitution and by-laws clearly 



iudicated the temper of the people, 
who surrendered their individual 
identity, burying past differences, 
that they might rise unfettered in- 
to a better day for their community 
and their children. With courage and 
faith they labored to eliminate ail 
noD-essentials that might interfere 
with harmony or that might be inter- 
preted as a violation of technical de- 
nominational teachings, harmless in 
themselves but unnneeessary to the 
usefulness of a community church. 
At ttie same time, with a faith as true, 
a vision as clear, and convictions as 
marked as those of the Pilgrims, they 

been adopted and a uniform card 
used, which greatly diversifies the 
way of approacli to the individual or 
family, and at the same time adds 
dignity and method to the plan of 

The general welfare of the eoin- 
munity required an organization of 
men, and the Men's Club, which now 
has fifty members, came into exist- 
ence. Four objectives are before this 
club: First, the closing of the stores 
in the neighborhood on Sundays. 
This has been accomplished, and 
with great satisfaction to all. Second, 
three prizes annually will be award- 

Is it PossUle ? 




stood for the profound and eternal 
principle of the Fatherhood of God 
and the Brotherhood of Man as sol 
forth in the new commandment of 
Jesus. This is their only covennnt. 

Believing that the church should 
be free to adopt everj- good thing thu' 
age has to offer, the new church has 
put itself on record to advertise con 
tinnously and systematically, placing 
billboards at ^ratesric places through- 
out the parish. It maintains a bulle- 
tin board in front of the buildiuir, 
thus keeping the main events of the 
week before the public. A systeui 
nf departmental visitation has aho 

ed for the three best kept houses anil 
yards in the neighborhood. Third. 
the promotion of adequate, regular 
social life and physical exercise for 
young and old, but especially for the 
young people, in the erection of a 
community house on the grounds of 
the church. The lots for this pur- 
pose have aready been donated. 
Fourth, a practical application of 
Community Church religion in the 
organization of the automobile own- 
ers of the community into a club to 
give entertainment to the tubercular 
sufferers (of which there are many) 
on Sunday afternoons, by taking 



them for automobile rides throu{?h 
the parks of the city. 

The presence of much and prolong- 
ed sic^esSy due to the disease just 
mentioned, called for the organization 
of a Board of Deaconesses. Add is 
to be solicited from the families of 
the church, a supply station is to be 
installed at .the church, and such 
aid as is considered advisable is to 
be rendered, with as much freedom 
as possible from the red tape of or- 
ganized charity. Six efficient women 
volunteered for this work, and al- 
ready great good has been done and 
much actual suffering alleviated. 
The church has responded liberally 
to the cause. 

When completed, the plant of the 
Berkeley Community Church will be 
worth about $20,000. Plans are un- 
der way to remove the now vacant 
Congregational church edifice from 
the present site to the grounds par- 
tially occupied by the Methodist 
church, and fit it over into a modern 
six-room parsonage. We are also 
purposing to erect, on two lots do- 
nated by a lady oWning property in 
the vicinity, a community house ade- 
quate to the needs of the people who 
live within the radius of the parish, 
and to equip it with all the needful 
paraphernalia for a modem center 
of social life for a live, active, pro- 
gressive, and intelligent working 
people. There stands back of this 
movement a group of men well 
known for their benevolences anH 
philanthropies in the Rocky Moun- 
tain i^egion, and for their broad sym- 

pathy with every good thing "that 
has for its object a better manhood 
and womanhood and a greater and 
cleaner city. They are James S. 
Causey, William E. Sweet, Stepheu 
Knight, Allison Stocfcer, and J. C. 

The spirit and purpose shown by 
Bishop P. J. McConnell and Dr. O. 
W. Auman, District Superintendent 
of the Methodist Church, in effecting 
this organization is worthy of the 
highest commendation. These two 
men have done much toward setting 
in motion a method of missionar^ 
retrenchment which will result in 
many such sacrifices in this city, and 
into which Congregationalists will 
heartily enter. 

There has been no attempt at ex- 
aggeration in this report, and it 
seems to those of us who have 
watched the movement from its 
faintest beginnings that it is a modern 
miracle. There is one thing the most 
fertile brain and the most ready 
pen fail to describe or report, and 
that is personality. You must see 
and feel before you can fully appre 
ciate the values of this people and of 
this church. There is positive vital 
personality in the active movements 
and service of this group of Chris- 
tian men and women. There is also 
a deepening of conviction and a 
clarifying vision of the rightness of 
their action and of the unparallele<l 
opportunity for a great work before 
them. And it seems to us that these 
beginnings reported above are but a 
prophecy of greater things to be. 

# # # 


A twelve-page leaflet, envelope 
size, has been prepared by the Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Home Mission- 
ary Society, entitled "Pastors' Sal- 
aries." It consists of a concise state- 
ment of the facts regarding the sal- 
aries of Congregational ministers to- 
day, an outline of the result of low 
salaries as they affect the minister, 

the church and the denomination, 
and suggestions for raising salaries 
on the initiative of churches, pastors, 
denominational leaders Sud the Mis- 
sionary Society. 

Sent in quantity upon request. 
Address The Congregational Home 
Missionary Society, 287 Fourth Ave- 
nue, New York City. 




By General Secietary Burton 

SENTIMENT and support for 
the increase of the salaries of 
low-paid home missionaries is 
encouraging. Sentiment is especial- 
ly strong that sallies should be 
raised. All recognize the fact that 
it is unstrategic as Well as unjust to 
weaken the ministry by underfeed- 
ing. There is underfeeding, both 
literally and figuratively. Where 
important service is to be rendered, - 
men must keep themselves fit; a 
minister cannot keep himself fit in 
body, mind or spirit on a salary that 
will not feed his family, replenish 
his library, or keep him out of debt. 
Hundreds of our ministers are paid 
such salaries. The sentiment which 
is being developed to the effect that 
such conditions are neither wise nor 
right is encouraging, and is to be 
further . developed. Some also arc 
giving character to this sentiment by 
their support in money. Some 
churches are doing their part for 
their pastors, and a number of in- 
dividuals have sent to this ofiSce 
sums large and small for supple- 
menting the efforts of the churches 
in this important particular. 

Some of these gifts are freighted 
with spiritual meaning. Here is an 
excerpt from a letter written by a 
pastor who knows from experience 
what small salary means : 

Your account of the Insufficient sal- 
aries of home misalonary pastors 
touches me to the quick. My own 
church pays a nominal salary of $500. 
We could barely live without some other 
source of Income. I hope that your 
beneficent attempt to relieve this pres- 
ent severe situation will meet with a full 
response. I enclose a small check to 
further this end. 

From a grateful letter of one of 

our hard-working rural missionaries, 

who is to have a raise in salary by 

the grace of special givers, we clip 

a few sentences to show the practical 


The country minister or missionary 
is like the mral mail carrier. Uke the 
mail carrier, he must have a good team. 

The government, while it pays a tbwn 
mail carrier $1,000 a year, pays the rural 
carrier $1,200. Why? Because of the 
team he has to have. To k»ej^ a team 
now is very costly. When I came here 
aeven years ago, I paid tweoAy to thirty 
cents a bushel for oats, but to-day I have 
to pay sixty cents. Then there is the 
shoeing, repairing of harness, buggv, 
cutter, etc. Of all these things the price 
has doubled during the last few years. 

The country minister is always ready 
to serve humanity like the country mail 
carrier, whether it rains or snows, ex- 
cept that the mail carrier is itald for 
everything, while the minister wiU get 
his pay *'up yonder." 

Let me iUustrate this. To-day I got 
up at four o'clock to feed my horses and 
get ready to start for our county seat, 
which is eighteen miles distant, for the 
puriK>se of acting as witness and inter- 
preter for two brethren who wish to take 
out naturalization papers. We were to 
start at six o'clock, but suddenly a big 
storm arose, so one of my brethren did 
not come, hence we are here at home. 
But had the brother come, we would have 
started out long ago. I have made similar 
trips on such a day, and, of course, this 
is done freely. Then come funerals and 
cases of sickness — we must go while 
farmers are resting at home^on these 
bad, stormy days. 

Our pastoral visits are diffloult to make 
and require a good deal of time. Often 
to visit one family means for me a whole 
day. The other day I started at seven a. 
m. and came home at eight p. m., with 
both cheeks and nose well frozen. ■ Then, 
before I got my supper, I must take 
care of my horses and provide my famUy 
with wood for a cold night for three or 
four stoves, so it is often nine when I 
get my supper. Often my wife is with 
mie, and while I am taking care of my 
stock, she is warming up the house. 

For those who may not know, or 
have forgotten, the plan is to ase 
what money is given for this purpose, 
to increase the salaries of low-paid 
missionaries, whose churches will 
pay one-half the increase. Such gifts 
are creditable on the home mission- 
ary apportionment, but should not 
lessen the regular contributions. 
They may be sent either to the State 
or the National Home Missionary of- 




TWO Constituent States are to 
be heartily congratulated on 
recent acquisitions. The new 
Superintendent for Washington is 
Rev. Lucius 0. Baird, D.D., former- 
ly Secretary of the American Mis- 
sionary Association for the Interior 
District. Dr. Baird has not only 
made a distinct place for himself by 
his effective ministry in connection 
with the American Missionary Asso 
ciation, but his sympathies have 
reached out to take in the entire 
denominational enterprise. With the 
Sunday School EflSciency Plan, now 
so happily and successfully in oper- 
ation, he has had no little share. Tho 
National Society most heartily con- 
gratulates the state of Washington 
on its acquisition. 

Vermont is also happy in its 
choice of an Assistant Superin- 
tendent, who will shortly begin work. 

The appointee is Rev. Charles Clark- 
son Merrill, nephew of the Rev. C. H. 
Merrill, D. D., for many years Super- 
intendent of Vermont's notable 
Home Missionary enterprise. 

Mr. Merrill is a graduate of Dart- 
mouth College and of the Yah 
School of Religion*. He has held im- 
portant pastorates in the East and 
Middle West. His knowledge of de- 
nominational and interdenomination- 
al affairs is large, on account of ser- 
vice in colmection with the Appor- 
tionment Commission and as one of 
the representatives of the Laymen's 
Missionary Movement. He will bring 
to the Vermont work a vision which 
is nation-wide, unusual administra- 
tive ability, and rare Christian kind- 
liness. Vermont is to be congratu- 
lated upon its adherence to a real 
apostolic succession. 

« # # 


By Rev. Frank V. Henry, Plentywood, Mont. 

PIONEER days are not over. The 
"last frontier" is like the pot 
of gold at the foot of the re- 
ceding rainbow. It is the flying goal 
just ahead of the home missionary 
societies. The past winter, severe 
both East and West, gives point to 
the following thumb-nail sketch of an 
experience the previous year in a 
north Montana neighborhood. 

A large district was spowbound 
and was without train service for 
thirty days. Supplies were hauled 
overland from three to eight miles, 
but a six-weeks' blizzard made even 
this a hardship. 

A homesteader, his wife, and three 
little girls, eight miles out from the 
blockaded road, had burned their last 
pound of coal. The children were 
taken down with measles, and the 
father dared not leave them for the 
two-days' trip to town for fuel. His 
only alternative was to force his way 

across the drifted fields, knee-deep in 
snow, and bring back a wagon box 
of flax straw daily. They were so 
much better off than their neighbors 
as to have a three-room shack. He 
cleared the kitchen of everything 
but the stove, and crowded the little 
room full of straw morning and even- 

Then, with an alternating day and 
night shift, the father and mother 
fought the storm fiend for their sick 
children and themselves. Their only 
weapon was a hay fork, and hourly 
they stuffed the little stove full of 
straw. For ten terrible days and ten 
fearful nights they fought their lone- 
ly battle, and won. The following 
summer I saw them, none the worse 
for their experience, save that the 
father's hair was white over the 
temples and the little mother leaned 
on the gate as I talked to her. 







From State 




able for 





Av^ge thrae previouH yrs. 
Present vcar . t . . , , t • • , i , t . 

$3 653.24 

$ 5.971.93 

$ 9,625.17 

$ 4.967.81 

$ 4,657.86 

$ 6,049.40 



TnorAAAA -,..,,,.,,,.,.,., 

$ 4,928.21 

$ 1.120.43 

$ 6,018.64 

$ 976.17 

$ 5,078.47 

$ 380.88 

nAi^mfuw^ . 





Av'ge three previous yrs. 
Present veAr .............. 

$77,763 18 


127,470. 31 

$14385 60 

28,411 60 

$ 86,821.28 
99,058. 71 

180 38). 07 



$4,534. 87 

$ 2,648.17 


$ 68.502.11 

APRa 1 



■ i < 


Every column shows an increase, both for the month and for the eleven 
months. This is as it should be. The needs and opportunities are increas- 
ing; church membership and resources are increasing; religious life and 
devotion, we hope, are increasing; consequently missionary contributions 
are increasing also. We rejoice greatly in this showing. May this model 
statement be followed in the future regularly. 

If these were normal times, this increase would make possible substan- 
tial expansion on the field; but, as a matter of fact, the percentage of in- 
crease in the cost of living and working is greater than the percentage of 
increase shown above. Accordingly, any advance in work can* be made only 
by the added sacrifice of the missionaries, or the added loyalty of the mis- 
sionary churches. 

Thus far the appeal for funds with which to increase salaries, has 
brought something less than six thousand dollars to the national office. The 
missionary churches are being asked to add a like amount to their pastors' 
salaries. This will lift many loads from the hearts of missionary wives and 
children as well as pastors. To begin to meet the need, this amount needs 
to be multiplied several times. Our immediate goal is eight hundred dollars 
and house for every full-time pastor. There are several hundred receiving 
lower salaries, besides other hundreds who are giving part of their strength 
to other callings to piece out their income. Let us push up the contribu- 
tions for home missions until every missionary shall have a just compensa- 
tion. Only so can we preach the gospel of humanity and social justice with 
consistency, and only so can we assure the strength and effectiveness of the 

ODce: SST Fourth Avenur. New York 
Honorary Secretary and Editor, A. F. Beard. 
CharleB J. liyder, D.D.; H. P«.u1 DouRlaHs, D.D.: Aaaoclkie necreiary, iiev. tc. w. noanaT. 
Treasurer. IrvlnK C. Oaylord; Secretary of Woman's Work. Mrs. F. W. WUcoi: District 
Becretarlea, Rev. Oeorse H. QutterHOn, ConKregatlonal House. Boston. Mass.: Rev. Frank 
N. White, D.D., 19 So. La Salle St., Chluaito. 111.: Rev. George W. Hlnman, 21 Brenham 
PL, San FranclHco. Cal.; Field Secretary. Mrs. Ida Vose WoodBury " . - — 

Boston, Maqs. 


, ConsreKatlonal House, 

Last month we introduced by Missions, and Dr. White takes the 

name, and now by face, the two new important leadership of our Middle 

secretaries of the Association. Mr. Western interests made vacant by 

Roundy comes to add to the super- the resignation of Secretary Lucius 

visory force in the Department of 0. Baird. ^ . 



"Our Building and Loan haa done tliat crop, and are not using tbe 

extra well thia year. Since we more expenaive mixed fertilizers. 

opened in the fall, we have made 'I'hia is an outgrowth of my uaing on 

eaah purehasea of over $4000 ia ™°'= Pl°'». chemicals that greatly 

land besides doing more general loan "=""«' ""="■ J"'''"^ «« M* '^ '^■ 

business than ever before. In a word, ""f/ ?',«?= 't""' ">"''"''''''" 
yielded 35 1-5 bu. to one, and the 

I have been all this year taxed to 
about tbe limit. I have worked out 

next greatest, yield was 25 bu. i 
acre at more expense. The white 

formulas of agricultural chemicaU fg^mer that made the 25 bu. yield 

for as many white farmers as col- gtood and kept record while mine 

ored. In fact, all white farmers o£ was being thrashed. This year, he 

this community are trying my com- won't move without my advice in his 

biuations of chemicals for this or farm operations." 


If some friendly Power succeeds in 
giving back to Mexico that big 
lould lose a 
h, but with 
jle second- 
e are thriv- 
irge in the 
would be 
s. It is a 
d of scenic 
'. land-forms 
'esting for 
about are 
or size. In 
Ay pointed 
. the fore- 
with shear 
perpendicular walls. A giant used 
one for his table once and spilled his 
coffee ; the stain of it running down 
over the valley made a lava bed a 
hundred miles long. But the form- 
ula for the land is emptiness. As it 
gays of itself, "there is more scenery 
and less to see than anywhere else in 
the world." 

A hundred miles northwest of the 
center of state stretches Valencia 

County under the shadow of Mt. 
Taylor. This is our prosaic name for 
the sacred rain mountain of the 
Navajos — an impressive isolated 
peak, but notable chiefly for the im- 
mense buttresses which it throws out 
in every direction, like a Titan 
sprawling on a dozen legs and knees. 
Between these roots of the mountain, 
rise most of the streams which scant- 
ily water tens of thousands of square 
miles of land. The water falls from 
clouds which Mount Taylor catches 
upon bis summit, breaks out in glor- 
ious mountain springs, and all too 
soon loses itself in the sands of the 
desert. To these scant fountain 
heads, forgotten years ago, came 
Mexican pioneers of mingled Span- 
ish and Indian descent. They are 
part of a Pilgrim movement which 
began in the Southwest before our 
Pilgrim Fathers ever reached these 
shores. But how different their pil- 
grimage from ours I Briefly, theirs 
went a step or two and then stopped, 
while ours has been going right for- 
ward for three centuries. ProgTM- 


sive change has been the master- 
word of our story; stagnation of 

These mountain villages present 
the oldest and extremest cases of 
rural isolation in America. Inbreed- 
ing, both physical and mental, has 
done its worst. The 
mountain problem as 
we know it in the South 
has been super -imposed 
upon the race problem 
and both upon the rural 
problem for three cen- 

Mud-walled villages, 
^ept alive by little 
trickles of water in 
mountain fastnesses, 
with such human ma- 
terial so concentrated 
upon itself, have neces- 
sarily molded their peo- 
ple into a solidarity 
and have destroyed the 
capacity for individual 
initiative and inde- 
pendent action beyond 
all imagining. This 
caps the climax of mis- 
sionary difficulty. 

Of the world they know next to 
nothing. As Americans they are ut- 
terly loyal with the loyalty of com- 
plete ignorance. Of Mexico with its 
politics and revolution they are vir- 
tually unaware, and almost equally 
so of American affairs. Their poli- 
tics, like their faith, and everything 
else about them is traditional. 

One who loves quaintness of atmos- 
phere and manner finds much in 
these villages which pleases. Mud 
houses have great architectural pos- 
sibilities and streams in the desert 
have stirred the poetical depths in 

man since the Psalmist's time. In 
the contrasts of blinding sunshine 
and deep shadow, in the touches of 
green in tiny gardens and occasional 
meadows, in the brilliant decorative 
red of festoons of peppers drying by 
every door, the stranger's eye finds 


delight. In these little seething cent- 
ers nothing can be done under cover. 
The blinding light of the desert is not 
greater than the light of publicity 
which attends every deed. A court- 
ship, for example, is the affair of a 
group rather than of two individ- 
uals. When Tomas wants to ask 
Tomaeita to marry him, he goes in 
procession with his relatives to her 
house, all firing their revolvers; and 
if she rejects him he gets not the 
"mitten" but the "squash," 

Some of our missionary teachers 
have taken great pleasure in setting 
down the picturesque old Spanish 



ballada of the wars, the cattle trail 
and the simple joys of lowly lite. 
Sadly enough the villages have no 
national anthem and but a pale and 
remote counterpart for ' ' Home 
Sweet Home." But they have their 
own very interesting folk dances. 

and even their superstitions have a 
playful and innocent side, as well as 
the black and horrid one. 

On the side of morals and faith, 
the story is anything but pleasant. 
Inbreeding has brought fundamental 
demoralization in many forms, and 
not a little suggestion of physical de- 
generacy. Every one knows of their 
strange medieval perversion of the 
Catholic faith which survives so 
strangely in the New World in 
the Penitentes. Their bloody pro- 
■ cession of scourging and their self- 
torture in the name of Christ, equal 
the extrenicst forms of Indian ex- 
cesses in the name of pagan god. 

The cult is, of course, not orthodox 
from the Catholic standpoint, but its 
grip upon the villages ia strong. 
Even unbelieving politicians often 
find it advantageous to ally them- 
selves with the Penitentes on ac- 
count of their influence. Sometimes 
they have their own 
rival sects with separ- 
ate chapels in settle- 
ments of a few hundred 

In the struggle of a 
New Mexican villager 
for a living, there ia 
much which parallels 
and helps us to under- 
stand the case of old 
Mexico. Here as there, 
much land was ancient- 
ly held by communities 
rather than by individ- 
uals. The ancient grants 
in the valley of Val- 
ancia County were to 
groups of colonists 
whose des c e n d a nts 
RAFAEL, owned their lands in 

common. Gradually the 
land has come into demand and An- 
glo-Saxon ideals of ownership have 
competed with primitive Spanish 
ideals. The poor have largely lost the 
land. Sometimes it has been gradual- 
ly acquired by the rich man of the 
village by whom they were enticed 
into debt. His big house now flaunts 
itself in striking contrast with the 
common poverty of the village. 
Sometimes shrewd American spec- 
ulators have bought out the heirs to 
undivided holdings and have been 
able to evict the unsuspecting ma- 
jority from much of their property. 
One must look on the good side of 
this process as well as the bad. The 



ownership of land is one of the most 
solemn responsibilities of any civili- 
sation. When it is in the hands of 
the incompetent, the nation starves. 
A hungry world cannot afford mere- 
ly to respect the outworn economies 
of an ancient days; yet the harsh- 
ness and injustice of the process is 
none the less real. The loss of land 
IS now sifting the people of the vil- 
lages as never before. The more en- 
ergetic are driven out to homesteads 
in new regions and to learn inde- 
pendence in the school of individual 
ownership and competition. Put with 
this the newly insistent call of the 
Nation for laborers incident to the 
cutting off of immigration on ac- 
count of the world war, and one 
comes upon a crisis in the life of the 
villages, the like of which all their 
slumbering centuries have never 
seen. It has always been easier for 
us to bring some alien mountaineer 
from the shadow of the Carpathian 
Mountains than to extract our own 
Mexican from his Valencia County 
village. Only now that the European 
supply is cut off, is the villager hear- 
ing the world's cry for labor and 
pressing out of his isolation to take 
his part in the great adventure of 
modem life. 

The Mexican village has , never 
definitely developed the central so- 
cial institutions which any Anglo- 
Saxon village of the same size would 
take for granted. It goes without 
saying that there are no sidewalks 
or sewers. There is no resident doc- 
tor. Of course there is no newspa- 
per. There is a feeble public school 
taught usually by half prepared 
teachers of scarcely more experience 
than their neighbors. Often the 
teacher's position is used as a po- 

litical perquisite or is under the con- 
trol of the Catholic church. 

Catholicism is represented by a 
mud chapel, often crumbling from 
disuse, and a non-resident priest, 
living one hundred miles away who 
comes occasionally and charges an 
impoverishing fee for performing re- 
ligious rites. The faith of the people 
is traditional rather than vital, and 
in the main, the opposition of Roman- 
ism to Protestant work is a matter of 
atmosphere rather than of acute at- 
tack. One regrets to add that Pro- 
testantism has been able to do but 
little better in the way of fully or- 
ganized church life. Our Protestant 
ministers also are absentees who 
come for occasional stated services 
or to hold evangelistic meetings. The 
continued religious life of the village 
is in the hands of the mission school. 

The Village Mission schools in 
their little adobe or stone buildings, 
harmonize with the country and their 
surroundings. Within, are pleasant 
rooms and provision for modest com- 
fort. Sometimes the teachers' quar- 
ters are attached to the school build- 
ing, and sometimes they occupy a 
separate house. Generally there are 
two teachers, but sometimes only 
one, with a young girl for companion 
and helper. Most of the homes have 
patches of shade near at hand, and 
sometimes canals of running water. 
All look out on beautiful scenery and 
look up to Mt. Taylor or some of his 
subordinate mountfdns. 

Perhaps it would be better not to 
call them schools but settlem.ents. 
This is what they are primarily. 
They constitute practically the only 
resident force of the village for defi- 
nite Americanization and Christian- 
ity. There they have been for many 



years until the better hopes and as- 
pirations of the village cling around 
them with pathetic devotion. 

Next, let us remember that, of 
course, the primary service of such 
little institutions is first not to the 
child as a pupil, but to the child as a 
child, and to the child's home. It is 
equally to his infant brothers and 
sisters, his parents, and his old 
grandmother that the school minis- 
ters. Like the village itself, the 
school becomes the intense expres- 
sion of the neighborly life. 

Sometimes, it has to step in to take 
the place of some of the absent insti- 
tutions which ordinary communities 
have and take for granted, as in- 
dicated by the following: 

"Some years ago. Miss Collings, at 
Cubero, going about as is her wont 
to visit the sick, discovered what 
looked like smallpox. 

"She at once summoned the gov- 
ernment physician for the Indians 
from Laguna, twelve miles distant, 
who confirmed her diagnosis. The 
county health officer from Los Lunas, 
seventy-five miles distant, was called 
to the scene and vaccine procured. 

*'0f course, the school had to be 
closed, but the teachers devoted 
themselves entirely to the business of 
vaccination and care of the sick. For- 
tunately the disease assumed a light 
form; sixty cases occurred, but not 
a single death resulted. The super- 
intendent at once got in touch with 
the county health ofiScer, arranged 
for a supply of vaccine to be sent to 
all our teachers, who immediately 
entered on a vigorous campaign of 
vaccination. Sporadic cases of the 
disease occurred at other points, but 
it is believed that a widespread epi- 
demic has been averted by the 

prompt and energetic measures 
taken. The value of this work to the 
community has been greatly appre- 
ciated, even the priest having ex- 
pressed personally to Miss CoUings 
his appreciation of her great service 
to the people." 

Educationally, the schools natural- 
ly cover only the elementary grades 
and are chiefly patronized by the 
very youngest pupils. A few older 
boys and girls reaching up into ado- 
lescence remain in the lower gram- 
mar grades. Among them are some- 
times the children of American 
ranchers or government employes. 
The work shows the ordinary pleas- 
ing informality of the American ru- 
ral school. 

Besides living their religion and 
bringing it into the homes of the vil- 
lage and the hearts of individuals, 
the schools, of course, conduct their 
stated services, and have sent on, 
their successive generations of chil- 
dren with at least a rudimentary 
knowledge of the Christian Scrip- 
tures and of our Pilgrim ideals of 
faith and conduct. 

It takes a brave heart and a 
cheery soul to work in such isola- 
tion, and it takes a rare measure of 
the faculty of finding interest in 
people to keep one alert and pro- 
gressive where there is such abund- 
ant lack of external stimulus. Our 
teachers have generally, however, 
met these tests with conspicuous 
bravery and success. Sometimes 
tragedies come which would shake 
the stoutest soul. Thus, only this 
year, a faithful worker lost her little 
daughter through typhoid. With the 
child, she was living alone in her 
mountain village while the husband 
had the older children down in the 




city for its higher school privileges. 
The mother drove thirty miles over 
the unspeakable mountain roads to 
the nearest doctor on an Indian Res- 
ervation. He prescribed for her, but 
from fear of an epidemic they were 
literally driven from the village and 
forced to go back over the weary 
miles to their lonely home. The 
physician was not hard-hearted, but 
felt a primary responsibility for the 
health of the Indians under his care. 

For the missionary, however, the re- 
sults were none the less tragical; 
and as a restdt of the disease and ex- 
posure the child died. 

This is one of our representatives 
— one who is doing for us what it is 
the duty of the Christian church to 
do ; one who is doing in her own per- 
son what we can only do indirectly 
through giving and sympathetic 
prayer. She has not failed in her 
part, and we should not in ours. 


(The foUowlng was not written for publication and names are omitted. It gives, 
however, a lively and Intimate view of the atmosphere and dally round of a remote 
little school under a small colored faculty.) 

Let*s write a playlet for element- 
ary school children called, *'The 
Cotton Boll Weevil.'' We should put 
the UD painted shuttered cabins in it, 
and the big families who have only 
corn meal and bacon to live on, and 
the child who wants to go to school 
and can't, and the pine tree which 
pays no attention, and the mocking 
bird who says it isn't so. The rea- 
son for rain and floods must be in 
it, and we shouldn't be able to leave 
God out because the people believe 
the weevil is a direct manifestation 
from Him. They are alone in the 
world in their cotton valley. A doc- 
tor is twelve miles away, and charges 
ten dollars a call; when they call 
him, it means death. The Baptist 
minister comes from Montgomery 
once a month. He has told them that 
God is a Baptist who wrote a Bap- 
tist Bible and sent out the first 
twelve Baptist ministers. Now, on 
account of the boll weevil, the mer- 
chants are wanting the people to 
plant peanuts, com, and cowpeas, 
and are refusing to advance money 

unless they have picked and burned 
all the cotton bolls which fall to the 
ground. The people are uncertain — 
saying that God sent the weevils and 
they think it best *'not to go foolin' 
with God 's work ; ' ' they say picking 
up the insects makes them feel 
"right queer" and no doubt it is 
wrong to destroy them — because as 
soon as they began burning, Qod 
sent the great rains which spoiled all 
the crops and the thunder and light- 
ning which killed two people. One of 
the persons struck was picking wee- 
vils at the time, and after that even 
one of the white merchants told them 
to let weevils alone. Add to this, 
their conviction that the Gtermans 
are going to breakfast in Montgom- 
ery without warning some morning 
and sweep on just the way the 
Yankees did. Like the rest of us, 
they are not quite sure what the Ger- 
mans might do — but they say it may 
come any day now and the govern- 
ment will be all turned over. They 
don't know where the war is exactly 
or when it will get near — ^like the 



boy in Florida who asked me if it 
had gotten to the Carolinas yet. 

Many men and some whole fam- 
ilies have gone North, and many 
more are restless and thinking of it 
as the only way out. Those who have 
gone, write back tales of men freez- 
ing stiff, but also of making $2.00 a 
day *'just for pulling a lever;" un- 
skilled labor is chiefly working on 
the railroads. 

In such surroundings, the school 
goes on ; the care of the grounds, the 
outdoor closet, the buildings, is the 
pink of perfection. All is orderly, 
clean, and even pretty ; ventilation is 
good; there are swings for the chil- 
dren in the school yard ; children are 
methodical in routine, and industri- 
ous; there is quite a determined in- 
terest on the part of the teachers 
and principal to improve quality in 
school work, and they asked advice 
about texts and methods very seri- 
ously. Children in the first three 
grades are doing pretty good work 
in English — away beyond similar ru- 
ral schools — in both language and 
reading. I attribute this partly to 
the influence of supplementary read- 
ers. The teachers are so pleased over 
the Hiawatha primers and the Na- 
ture Myths that it is pathetic. The 
children see a good deal of outdoors 
and understand the myths — one of 
them told me with great apprecia- 
tion, **Why, the Woodpecker's Head 
is Red," and the babies aren't in- 
terested in reading **Can you see my 
hat, Ned ? ' ' but want their Hiawatha. 
A child finishing Grade II has read 
six books and two paper-bound 
classics now — formerly he read only 

two books. They have done this in 
two years, and now want to do more 
and have asked me to select their 
basal reader. The state text is not 

The teachers are good and inter- 
esting. The principal has shown a 
good deal of capacity for utilizing 
what has been sent him and evident- 
ly buys a few school supplies annu- 
ally. I saw material from Milton 
Bradley for both arithmetic and lan- 
guage. One of the Vllth grade of 
last year is holding her own in the 
Vlllth grade at TaUadega. Other 
content subjects aren't as well 
taught iis English. 

I stayed in one of the teacher's 
rooms — which she keeps beautifully. 
Out here in the bnish as many miles 
from standards as they are — here is 
a characteristically feminine room. 
Here are her comforts, the stove, the 
well-filled wood box, plenty of clean 
towels and hot water an excellent 
bed, fresh white draperies, every- 
thing beautifully clean; here 
are bits of culture, her pictures 
— several Madonnas, the Gleaners, 
some interesting Indian faces, 
two school magazines, her little book 
case — the last two books she is read- 
ing on the table — **The Winning of 
Barbara Worth" for pleasure and a 
^' Field book of Stars" for study. 
Her sewing materials are here and a 
rose in a vase. The housekeeping 
side is satisfactory, the table good. 

I hope you'll take my ''Weevil" 
playlet seriously. By the way, it's a 
term of opprobrium down here and 
when used to a person, means he's a 




Appointments for missionary ser- 
vice in the schools, concentrate chief- 
ly in the early spring. On April 1, 
annual recommendations come from 
all institutions, and by May 1 those 
who are offered reappointment are 
expected to accept. We then know 
the bulk of our demands for new 
workers, though farther vacancies 
will be occurring from May till Octo- 

Our educational field force rough- 
ly classified is: 

Principals and presidents 47 

Orade teachers 117 

High school teachers 119 

(including junior high school de- 

Music teachers 41 

Matrons 49 

( boarding departments, teachers ' 
homes, and dormitories.) 

Industrial teachers 83 

(domestic science and art, mechan- 
ical industries and farming) 

Treasurers 5 

Clerical and minor positions. ... 22 
College instructors and professors 57 
College deans and administrators 6 


Experience . shows that for the 
above positions we may anticipate 
about 100 vacancies annually. We 
cannot tell in advance in what de- 
partments or institutions they will 
be, but in all the lines above indicat- 
ed there will be need of recruits. 

These lines are to appeal to the 
young men and women of the 
churches and Christian schools to 
fill the ranks. Application blanks 
will be gladly sent, stating require- 
ments. In addition to Christian char- 
acter and missionary purpose, quali- 
fications of teachers are roughly 
those of standard American school 
systems except that examinations 
arc not required. 

Vacancies in church work are not 
so concentrated, and tend to come 
later in the year. There will, how- 
ever, be call for perhaps half a dozen 
young ordained ministers in the 
white race in connection with school 
openings or possibly superintenden- 
cies of mission fields. Our greatest 
outstanding need right now is for a 
young and sacrificial man and wife 
to go to Wales, Alaska. 



Our compact little field in Porto 
Rico is only forty miles long and a 
dozen or fifteen wide. It contains 
five towns of over one thousand pop- 
ulation, all reached by automobile 
over excellent roads. The capital 
city, Humaeao, is located almost in 
the center of the field. 

Up to the present time the medical 
mission has consisted of one doctor 
who carried on a regular circuit of 

Porto Rico 

clinics in the churches of these main 
centers. Country roads are merely 
trails and the sick are brought in 
hammocks borne on the shoulders of 
men. The native Porto Rican doctor 
expects to remain in his office and 
prescribe for those who come to him 
with money to pay his fee. Medical 
attendance is practically unavailable 
for the poor. There are to be sure 
so-called municipal "hospitals,** but 


in Porto Rican usago, that term 
means something very dilTerent from 
what we understand. To them a hos- 
pital is a sort of combined mtmicipal 
lock-up, county poor farm and shel- 
ter for tramps and other desolate, 
vagabonds. It is about the laat place 


in the world where the sick get prop- 
er attention. 

This itinerant work of our physi- 
cian will continue as hitherto. Its 
true naturft may be judged by a ty- 
pical report o£ a month as follows: 
Number of medical cases, 1127; oper- 
ations, 6; surgical treatments, 22; 
dental cases, 92 ; total, 1247. Slight 
charges are made to those who can 
afford to pay, and apart from salar- 
ies and incidentals, the work has 
been practically self-supporting. Qos- 
pel services are held regularly for 
the people who gather at these clin- 

The new building, pictured here- 
with, is one hundred feet long. Its 
walls and parts oE its floors are of 
re-enforced concrete and it is roofed 
with asbestos shingles, so as to be 
virtually fireproof. It has cost about 
$12,000. There has been a long strug- 
gle to secure the necessary funds, 
especially in view of the startling 
cost of buildiug material and the dif- 
ficulty of getting any material at all 

ill Porto Rico under war conditions. 
It will be understood that the Aaso- 
ciatiou is not in position to include 
the cost of buildings iu its budget, 
but must go out and seek special 
funds whenever one is to be erected. 

The hospital is located on a hill- 
top, well above and back from the 
excellent macadam road connect- 
ing the towns of the Eastern coast. 
There are about three and one-half 
acres of ground, formerly cane land; 
but the center of Humacao is only a 
half mile distant. Beautiful moun- 
tain ranges greet the eye in every 
direction and the town with its strik- 
ing cathedral stands out quaintly in 
the immediate foreground. The 
building is congenial with its trop- 
ical sotting and the site is conspicu- 
ous and attractive. 

Though occupied and with funds 
in hand to complete the build- 
ing and equipment entirely, there is 
still plumbing to be installed and the 
improvement of the grounds to carry 
out. When done, there will be a com- 
plete hospital, snuggly quartered, 
accommodating about fourteen pa- 
tients. As natural for the climate, 
spacious porches are a main feature 
of the building. At one end the 
crowds are received who come for 
the clinics. At the other end is the 
porch where convalescent patients 
may glimpse through great arches 
the blue of the Carrabean Sea. 

The hospital is, of course, the con- 
centrated expression of the whole 
constructive effort of missions to im- 
prove social and physical, as well as 
spiritual conditions. The nature of 
this well-nigh universal need may be 
judged from the following: 

"One of our young men, a mem- 
ber of our church, Sunday-school 



and Christian Endeavor, and in high 
school, was literally starving to 
death. A Porto Rican doctor told him 
that he was anemic from lack of 
nourishing food. I have thought so 
for some time but he kept about in 
school and a little office work until 
a couple of weeks ago when he said 
he was not able to keep up with his 
class. The doctor had told him he 
must have milk and half a dozen 
eggs a day, but he had not a cent for 
these things. His mother is just a 
wash woman with three children to 
support, all growing, and needing 
nourishing food. Well, the poor boy 
is getting his eggs and milk now 
every day, and is '* coming back to 
life." Two weeks ago he looked like 
a corpse, his hands were cold, yes- 
terday he looked so much better and 
his hands were quite warm. Eggs are 
only two and one-half or three cents 
each, and milk is eighteen cents per 
quartilla (about three-quarters of a 
quart) ! How can a poor person have 
eggs and milkf Even beans and rice, 
their chief diet are very high now. 
I suppose that since prices have gone 
up so, he has been eating only a lit- 
tle Porto Rican bread and drinking 
black coflfee without milk. 

This boy also sleeps in a house 
** tight as a drum/' Tomorrow I am 
going to help him fix one of the 
doors in his home so he can have it 
open at night, make sort of a half 
door at the bottom, so there will be 
a window. The house has no win- 
dows. Then we must get him some 
warm night clothes and a blanket. 

I have told you of this case, be- 
cause it is a specimen of the condi- 
tion among the very poor here in 
Porto Rico. They get small wages 
or are sick and cannot work, prices 

of food are very high now (because 
nearly all the land is in cane), they 
haven *t warm enough clothes to sleep 
with their windows (blinds) or doors 
open. Since many of them are ane- 
mic and are starving, to death. It 
would make your heart ache to go 
among them and see these things, yet 
be able to do so little to relieve the 

The success of the medical work is 
chiefly due to the cheerful and 
methodical energy of our able mis- 
sionary, Dr. Maximilian Schurter, 
with the strong backing of his wife 
and associates in the Humacao field. 
Dr. Schurter has toiled prodigiously 
with inadequate native assistants, 
and we rejoice with him in the excel- 
lent facilities which the new hospital 
furnishes. When fully occupied, the 
staff will consist of physician, nurses, 
and pharmacist. The operating cost 
will be included in the regular bud- 
get of the Association. 

While we write the word comple- 
tion, we should at the same time look 
forward to the greater medical work 
which is sure to develop from the 
new facilities. Very complete and 
artistic plans have been made involv- 
ing two additional wings for the hos- 
pital "and a necessary group of resi- 
dential buildings. The necessary 
funds for the first unit of these, seem 
almost in sight. It will consist of a 
residence for the physician and fam- 
ily who now have to occupy quar- 
ters in the hospital itself. An effec- 
tive bungalow design appropriate to 
the tropics and in keeping with the 
hospital has been chosen, and there 
is good prospect of getting it erected 
during the coming summer. This will 
be a refuge for a tired man, and give 
some privacy for his family. Later, 



will come wings containing nurses' 
rooms and for the culinary depart- 
ment of the institution which should 
be taken out of the main hospital 

At the bottom of the hill, there is 
a level space, furnishing room for a 
mission playground. The church, 
half a mile away in the center of the 
town, has no play space surrounding 
it, and Porto Rican homes are habit- 
ually built against the lot line. The 
normal development of Sunday- 
School and club work for children 
will thus be greatly advantaged by 
the use of a space provided by the 
hospital land. Most of the three and 
a half acres will, however, be put in- 
to food products during the coming 
year, there being considerable appre- 
hension in Porto Rico as to famine 
from possible interruption of com- 
munication with the United States in 
event of war. It would be very help- 
ful indeed if special funds might be 
provided now to complete the entire 

medical residence and equip the 

The completion of our hospital, 
rounds out the scheme of Protestant 
hospital provision for the entire 
island. Our field is at the extreme 
east of the island. The three largest 
cities are San Juan on the north, 
Ponce on the south, and Mayaguez 
on the extreme western end. These 
four strategic points are now occu- 
pied by excellent hospitals affording 
in fair degree, facilities for all the 
Protestant missions. Porto Rico is 
blessed beyond most parts of the 
United States in the size of solidar- 
ity between the Protestant forces, 
and in addition to our own splendid 
new hospital we feel proprietary 
rights in the magnificent new plant 
of the Presbyterian hospital in the 
capital city, San Juan. This new 
plant has cost over a hundred thous- 
and dollars, and will be used by all 
the missions of the island for their 
more difficult cases. 


We are 'called to mourn the death 
of one of the most devoted and self- 
denying members of the Association, 
—the Rev. James G. Burgess, — ^who 
has given twenty-three earnest years 
of his life in patient consecration for 
the christian civilization of the In- 
dian. Mr. Burgess entered upon his 
work among the Crow Indians in 
1894. Some years ago we urged him 
to tell us more about himself and 
how he came to give himself so de- 
votedly through the long and patient 
years to these Aboriginals unable to 
speak our language, unacquainted 
with the ways of civilization and 
ignorant of Christianity. After much 

solicitation Mr. Burgess yielded suf- 
ficiently to tell us that he was Eng- 
lish by birth, educated for business 
to follow in the footsteps of his fath- 
er who was a banker, but the lure of 
the land in Canada decided him to 
emigrate there. While he was secur- 
ing his claim he used his time in 
teaching school. Here meeting some 
Sioux Indians from the States he be- 
came interested in the Indian work. 
Later, while on a visit to his home in 
London, he was led to give himself 
to the service of Christ, and could 
think of no other way in which he 
could do this so well as to return and 
enter upon Indian missionary work. 



He did so with the Crow Indians in 
Montana, and from that time isolated 
and apart from civilization he has 
held on through arduous and dif- 
ficult and often disappointing condi- 
tions, but his work has been singu- 
larly blessed, and he has illustrated 
in his life an exceptional power of 
christian love and brotherhood to a 
wonderful degree. The serious ill- 
ness of Mr. Burgess began in Febru- 
ary. He was taken to the State Hos- 
pital of Wyoming in Sheridan where 
he lingered for more than two weeks, 
his disease aggravated by the disap- 
pointment of some of his cherished 

plans. The pastor of the church in 
Sheridan, who ofSciated at his fun- 
eral writes us that he was buried be- 
side the little church in Crow Agency 
on March 3rd last, and that the dem- 
onstration of affection by hundreds 
of weeping Indians affected him so 
much that he will never forget it. 
These needy Indians to whom he 
gave so much of a truly great life 
may rest assured that those of us to 
whom his self-sacrificing work was 
known will long cherish the memory 
of their devoted friend and bene- 


By an oversight for which we cannot 
account, the obituary which was pre- 
pared at the time of the death of 
Miss E. W. Douglass did not appear 
in print. It would be a failure in- 
deed not to recognize the v^ry excep- 
tional service of this devoted mis- 
sionary. Miss Douglass went South 
as a teacher among the colored peo- 
ple when the war had scarcely 
closed in 1865. Prom that time in 
different places in North Carolina 
Miss Douglass illustrated a consecra- 
tion that was very rare and a fidelity 
that never wavered under whatever 
difficulties. There were many times 
when she met serious oppositions and 
when it required an uncommon cour- 
age and an infiexible determination 
to hold on to her work. Miss Doug- 
lass taught in several little rural 
schools, and taught Bible six days 
in the week ; and when there was no 
one else to preach gave her testimony 
to the power of the Gospel very in- 

fluentially. Many of her pupils were 
led along into christian life through 
her Bible meetings, prayer meetings, 
temperance meetings and mothers' 
meetings which she organized and 
conducted. Miss Douglass conducted 
all the Sunday services in the Beth- 
any Congregational church in Se- 
dalia preaching as well as-^teaching 
for more than two years. As a re- 
sult of her faithful work seven of the 
bovs who went to her schools in after 
life became preachers and some of 
them very effective ones. She re- 
mained in the service of the A. M. A. 
giving her life sacrificially for the 
colored people until she was four 
score years of age and when at the 
ripe age of ninety-three years in 
August 8th, 1916, she entered upon 
her rest she had left her little legacy 
of savings to the cause to which she 
had given-her life. In a humble form 
it was^a great life. 




Rev. Joseph E. Smith for nearly 
forty years pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, died on March 10th. Mr. 
Smith was a representative man of 
his race. Bom a slave, he was when 
a boy sold six times over in 
one day on the auction block. 
By his native ability, high pur- 
pose and strong will he pre- 
pared himself for college at the A. 
M. A. school in Atlanta and was one 
of the first students and graduates 
of Atlanta University. For thirty- 
eight years he was a graduate trus- 
tee of that University and was the 
oldest member of the board in service 
at the time of his death. For many 
years he served upon the board of 
education in the city of Chattanooga 
where the white members recognized 
his ability and acknowledged his 
worth and influence. His continuous 
pastorate in Chattanooga brought 
the church from its infancy to self- 
support and completed a house of 
worship valued at $65,000 practical- 
ly free of-debt. Both as pastor and 
citizen, he was widely honored in 
Chattanooga and his influence was 
great among the churches with 
which he was associated. A striking 
testimony in which a leading daily 
paper of Chattanooga recorded his 
death said: 

** Joseph E. Smith was one of the 
strongest and ablest Negro preach- 
ers and teachers in this city and his 
influence was always directed to the 

betterment of the condition of his 
people and the improvement of their 
relations toward their white fellow 
citizens. He was conservative and 
thoroughly understood the basis up- 
on which peace and friendly co-op- 
eration could be maintained between 
the races. He was a thoroughly reli- 
gious man and his contribution to the 
spiritual edification and enlighten- 
ment of the negroes of this city will 
be recognized wherever there has 
been any genuine uplift among them. 
He invariably advised his people to 
work and to learn while they 
worked; to cultivate the friendship 
of the best class of whites and to ob- 
serve the laws punctliously. He was 
instrumental in keeping down many 
disagreeable and threatening epi- 
sodes in the earlier days following 
the civil war that might have 
brought dangerous clashes. He was 
modest to a degree and performed 
his laborious duties with zeal and 
faithfulness. He was a luminous ex- 
emplar for his i)eople and gave to 
the white people of his acquaintance 
a living proof that a Negro can be a 
good man and a valuable citizen in 
any community where his inclina- 
tions and his opportunities are co- 
extensive. Chattanooga can ill af- 
ford to lose such men as Joseph E. 
Smith, especially so long as the issue 
of race and the final disposition of it 
is of so vital concern to the peace and 
tranquility of this southern coun- 


Irrinf C Gajlord, Ti 

We give below a comparative statement of the receipts for February 
and for the five months of the fiscal year, to February 28th. 






$ 2,883.68 
9,227 85 

$ «):«.9l 



6,344.27, 174 88 







4000 3S.14 
] 74 08 


f 5,406.73 
12,961. 65 

35.94, 7.554.82 

40 00 


$ 3.730.90 



From C. 
E^. Sec* 


$ 9,187.63 

$4,082.14 $18,169.77 




4,480.82 22,6V5.»1 



ATmilable for Regular Appropriationt x 






VD ' I 

S C.I TOTAL '••*^ 

E. I 

$57,797 6^1 $2,602 68 $11,321.8 i $11.00 <»19 07'$T2.062. 16; $4 206 05 


Ea. Soc. 


$ 76 268 21 $21,426.15 $ 97.684. 8 

05,977.63 2,74t.l\«: 13 893 7*» 43 00,360.01 8a015.(i5. 2,309.26 &>. 3 4 91 4,000-00; 29,796.60. 119.120.6 

138 51 2,571.-96 32.001 40971 10,%3.4l» | 9,066.70 

.... I I I I I 1,8W.70 

4.000.00 8,869.45 


Dotignated hj Contributort for Special Objects, Outside of Regular Ap propriations: 


1916.... .. 



Ck«r«liM| sSoJt 

SoeMtMt jSoc**- 

C. E. ' TOTAL .^ 

:$ ' 

$2,953.48, $ 1.029.20 $ 1.137.10 170.00 $ 85.92 $ 5,375.70$ II a96.3V» $16,672.09) 
2,256 11 1,0'.»0.84 2,103..'>8 186. 88] 6,6h7.4li 13.541.76 19,129.17 




966 48 

50.96 211.71 





2,245. 87! 2.467.08 





AvailftkU for rctfolar ap froyriatioac 

D«MgBat«J by eeatribnton for t/fmeimi objects- 



$ 97.684 36 

$1 14,356. 4.^^ 




$ 119,120.61 

$ 21.4^.16 
2 964.08 

$ 138.766.68 


• •••. •••%•« 


"I give and bequeath the sum of dollars to "The American Missionary Asso> 

elation, Incorporated by act of the Lesrislature of the State of New York." The will 
should be attested by three witnesses. 


Anticipated bequests are received on the Conditional (lift plan; the Association 
Agreeing to pay an annual sum In semi-annual payments during; the life of th« donor 
or other deslf^nated person. For information, write The .American Mlsslonarv Associa- 



Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York 

Charles E. Burton, D.D,, General Secretary 
Church Extenison Boards 

Charles H. Richards, D.D., Church Building Secretary 

Charles H. Baker, Treasurer 

Church Efficiency Secretary. William W Newell, D. D., 19 So. La Salle St., Chicago. 111. 
Field Secretaries, John P. Sanderson, D.D., 19 So. La Salle Street, Chicago, III.; 
William W. Leete, D.D., Room 611, Congregational liouse, Boston, Mass.; Rev. H. H. 
Wikoff, 417 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal.; A.ssistant Field Secretary, Mrs. C. H. 
Talntor, Clinton, Conn. 

April is Sunday School month in the Church Building Society. The 
other societies give us right of way in this spring month to enlist the young 
people in aid of struggling churches which ciinnot erect their houses of 
worship without a helping hand. We are giving them a chance to help two 
churches of very great interest. One is a prairie church in Dupree, S. D., 
where a young county-seat town has sprung up among the farms and 
ranches where a little while ago Indians and buffaloes were the residents. 
The other is the Japanese Church, Santa Barbara, California, where in a 
community of new comers from the Orient a Memorial Church is being 
erected in honor of a former martyred pastor. We hope everyone of our 
Sunday Schools will share in this effort. We have sent out material for 
their use which we hope will be found interesting^. 

* « # 

Last year 3540 churches sent contributions to our work, a larger num- 
ber than ever before. It means that 241 more churches than in our previous 
best year have waked up to give practical fellowship to their struggling 
sister churches. But we have 6,106 churches. Will not the 2,566 churches 
which sent us nothing last year get into action this year, and join in this 
high privilege. If they sent us an average of five cents per member, it would 
give nearly $13,000 to be distributed among churches in disti*ess, waiting 
often a year for money enough to come to our treasury to aid them. But 
why not make it ten cents per member, and double the amount? 

« « « 

We have just been made happy by a generous-hearted woman in Ohio, 
who sends us $500 to enable some church to complete its parsonage. This 
is the third time she has done this, and we greatly appreciate it. We are 
sending her word of the church to Avhich this donation to us will go out as 
a parsonage loan. When it comes back to us after live years it will go out 
to help build another parsonage, and another in a constant series. 

* ♦- * 

Last month, owing to the large January receipts, we were able to help 
seven parsonages to completion, gladdeiiing the hearts of wives and chil- 
dren as well as pastors. W^e were also able to take from our long docket 
seventeen church cases which asked for grant and loan. Eight emergency 
cases of great urgency w^ere also voted. Thirty-two churches were thus 
aided in the crisis of their building enterprises. 



Our receipts in Januarj' exceeded those of any previous January in our 
history, February, however, showed n fallin<r off. We begin to wonder 
what the anxious ehurchcs will do, which are waiting for their sister 
churches to send enough to help them out of tlieir <lifficulties, 
* « * 

Does your steeple need painting? If so, write to John Riesinger, 
"Steeple-Jack," at 2042 Lee Place, Chicago. He has had long experience 
in high climbing, and thinks he can save you time and money on high worlt. 


By Mrs. Lydia Finger Harned 

IT is (juite impossible in a short 
article to adequately describe our 
heroine and her work in the hos- 
pital and Faith Chapel of Pana, III- 


Miss Catherine Dockery may well 
lie catalogued with those "who en- 
dured as seeing Il'im who is invis- 

ible." When the writer first virated 
Pana, thi- visible things were not very 
inspiring. The mining town seemed 
to have a most depressing coloi* 
scheme of ashen gray and black. 
Slack heaps, crooked streets, unpaint- 
ei! houses, the c«al strewn railroud 
track, which proved to be the highway 
to tie hospital, did not do much la 
inspire cheer or faith. Inside tlic 
hospital walls however w-e found a 
spirit of friendlincs-s, hopefulness and 

It was a wonder indeed that su.-li 
a modest building could be the scene 
of so much transform at ion. 

The radiant fac^s of Miss Amelia 
can never he foriotten. A few yeiir^ 
before my vi.sit she had been found as 
a twelve-year old child crawling on 
the floor of a minjr'a hut. The cruel 
injury had apparently doomed her tu 
a life' of suffering and ueulect. Tiie 
'■minislerini.' antrcl" took ber to the 
hospital and what chanires a few short 
years had wrought, the braces and 
the cnilebcs and fiiiall.v the use of 
her limbs. Today she is in Schaiif- 
fler 'IVainiu'r School where her srlori- 
oiis personality is absorbing all thosi' 
streu'jtheninu' helps which will fit b- r 
for the life of service which she long-^ 
to L'ive out of gratitude for her sii'. 

Jusl a glimpse into those homis 
Kiirroundim,; the hospital. A picture 
of leii dinner pails on a shelf conies 
t.) mind very vividly. The little 
four-room house had that many 
boarders. The lie<la did not need 
making daily for the night shilt 



crawled iu when the day shift firawl- 
ed out. 

Do you wonder that the mothtr of 
that home welcomed the hour of the 
Mothers' Meetioz on Saturday? Th.- 
warm cheery room of the little church 
^the S3venty-five or hundred wo- 
men, and tlie comforter in the person 
of Miss Dockery proved rest for the 

a thank-offering for the blessings 
which has come with its help : 

"<iod has been very good to us in 
'supplying all our needs according to 
His riches in jjlory in Christ Jesus,' 
(Phil. 4:19) We cannot write nor 
tell how thankful we are for Faith 
Church, f nover go over to it or 
look at it from my room, without 


weary, always. Here they heard the 
sonira of c,h«er, and the promise of 
strength for every burden. At the 
close of the service which I attendel, 
one fretted weary mother said: "01 
I feel so good— I feel as tho' I had my 
washing all done." And now in 
place of that little frame house that 
served as a church, stands Faith 
Chapel. If you have not seen it, you 
can hardly realize what a lighthonsi; 
it has proven to be. 

Thanks to the women of Illinois, 
faith shines brighter in Pana because 
of the little church which lh,\v helpe 7 
to build. This is what Miss Dockery 
wrole recently as she enclosed a '^'i^ 
check for the work of 1hc Chun'h 
Building Society, whose grant and 
loan made Faith Chapel possible, as 

tJitinking God for Faith Church. As 
the light shines out through the 
beautiful windows and the bell rings 
out its call, telling the people to come 
to the House of God, it makes all our 
hearts glad and I believe all hearts 
that hear it are glad that Paitlt 
Church exists." 

These are some of the visible re- 
wards of her faith. The lives cheer- 
ed, b]es.sed, and uplifted cannot be 
counted for you today. If it is true 
"that the world knows what we are 
worth, not by what we say but by 
what we do," Miss Dockery will cer- 
tainly be counted as one of the pres- 
ent day heroines. 

The place where oup- heroine has 
con.secrated so many years of service 
has been quickened into life an I 



Do you know. Tucson, Arizona? It 
is a bu.stlitig little rity uot very far 
from the Mexican border. The 
Southern Pacific railway will be glad 
to take you there at any time you 
wish to go. Yon will find many 
semi-tropical features in that far 
southern latitude. 

The irrigated fields and gardens 
remind you that "the desert blos- 
soms as the rose" when you gel 
water upon it. Great fields of al 
falfa, cotton, com and other pro- 
ducts of the soil surround the "met- 
tropolis of Arizona," and the Eng- 
lish walnut trees, the orchards 
peaches, pomegranates, quinces, figs 
and other fruits are to be seen. 
Looking across the Santa Cruz val- 
ley, of which this is the center, one 
SOPS the hlnnniiiiir platejiu. 2369 feet 
above sea level, with the city of 
25,000 people set like a jewel in the 
midst, and on the horizon a range of 

purple mOuntaius as a background. 

One of the most interesting feat- 
ures of the city is the State Univer- 
sity of Arizona which occupies a 
splendid campus with its fourteen 
buildings. The young people of the 
State flock here for their educa- 
tional training, and about one-fonrth 
of the student body come from other 
states. Here in this place where 
practically every day is marked with 
sunshine, and when only once in four 
or five years is there a snow-fall of 
an inch or two which whitens the 
ground only to quickly disappear, a 
iiftle army of students is trained for 
large service in future years. 

Thirty-six years ago our Congre- 
gational Church was organized in 
what was then a small community. 
The Church Building Society helped 
lo build their first meeting house. 
But it was near the edge of the old 
part of the town, and the location be- 
came extremely undesirable. Two 


years ago they sold the old property, the church. It is essential to the suc- 
and secured new lots in a fine new cess of the work at that important 


By W. E. Barton. D. D. 

This is a subject upon which both pnniiplly and satisfactorily adjusted 

the editor-in-chief and his "under- so that rebuilding could begin in 

Btudy" feel deeply, for the very each case as soon as plans were 

good reason that both have lost agreed upon. Would that all 

churches by fire. It is some comfort churches had such trustees. 

to know, however, that both build- Very few persons realize that 

ingB were insured and all losses churches are peculiar risks because 



(1) they are untenanted most of the 
week, (2) are by their construction 
liable to exposures not eommon to 
other buildings, such as lightning, 
and (3) when fired from spire or 
roof the fire is exceedingly difficult 
to extinguish, and the building is 
likely to become a total loss. 

It may surprise our readers to 
know that there were in 1901, the 
last year for which we have complete 
reports, 575 churches destroyed by 
fire in the United States, and of these 
575 no less than 109 were struck by 
lightning. Lightning causes only 
2.62 per cent of all the fires in our 
country, but it causes over 25 per 
cent of the fire loss among our 
churches. This is due to the fact 
that the height of their steeples, or 
even the lesser height of their towers 
or belfries, attracts the stroke and 
the structure is kindled throughout 
the whole length of the roof at once. 
One-third of all the losses by light- 
ning in the United States last year 
was among the churches. 

The money loss by fire in these 
churches was, for the year under con- 
sideration, $1,352,660; upon which 
there was a recoverable insurance of 
$798,655. This left a dead loss of 
$554,005 to be made good by renewed 
personal solicitations. And trustees 
do not find it easy to collect for 
losses which are more or less due to 
their own neglect of ordinary busi- 
ness precautions. The money loss by 
chuich fires during the past 26 years 
was close upon $19,000,000, a sum to 
excite *'long, long thoughts. *' 

Churches are burned through 
causes which cannot be wholly elim- 
inated. For instance, something like 
50 churches are burned annually by 
exposure to conflagrations that start 
elsewhere. Thus nearly one-half of 
church fires are due to lightning or 
contiguitv to other structures. Both 
these classes might be called "non- 
preventable." The one thing the 
owners can do, however, is to get in- 
surance ''up to the limit." 

We hear a great deal of ** crossed 
wires*' a,s one cause for the destruc- 
tion of public buildings in cities, but 
as a matter of fact lamps and candles 
set fire to 272 churches annually in 
small towns as against 52 that are 
burned in the cities by electric light 
wires. Even gas jets cause more 
conflagrations among churches than 
(Electricity. The village church, light- 
ed by oil lamps, needs protection 
more than the city temple, which is 
one blaze of incandescence when the 
button is pushed. And the village 
church where the sexton lights the 
Sunday morning stove or furnace, 
opens wide the draft and then goes 
home to breakfast, is as dangerous a 
lisk as the companies would care to 

Business men would not think of 
facing the ** chances" that churches 
take, because ** What's everybody's 
business is nobody's business," but 
the fact that in the last few years 
the losses by church fires have ex- 
ceeded the insurance collected by 
$8,870,546 ought to set somebody to 
thinking. But the thinking will do 
little good unless it lead to action 
such as all business men would take 
in the conduct of their personal af- 

One other detail should receive 
attention. Policies ought to be so 
written that the premiums may be 
distributed equally along the whole 
period for which companies insure 
the property. The cost of insurance 
should be distributed so that thie 
budget for each year would carry a 
uniform charge, or at least as uni- 
form as possible. But it will always 
be found easier to pay a moderate 
yearly premium than to carry around 
a subscription paper for the building 
of a new church to replace the one 
that is only dust and ashes because 
** there was no insurance." 

— From The Advance, 



Everybody knows that Seattle ia 
one of the most progressive and pros- 
perous cities in the country. We 
would not dare to call it the metrop- 
olis of western Washington, because 
we should get by return mail a re- 
monstrance from Tacoma. These 
two cities with Spokane near the 
^eastern body, constitute a trinity of 
commercial centers in that great 
state, to which all the other towns 
are more or less tributary. 
Seattle does things with a push 

enterprising people as you can find 

The State University is located at 
Seattle, a fact of which the city is 
justly proud. A fine, strong faculty 
is there to train an army of young 
men and women from every part of 
the state. Our churches are helping 
to minister to them, keeping before 
them the ideals of those who created 
our Republic, and helped to make it 

It may surprise some to learn that 


and a daring that amazes people. 
She recovered from the great fire, 
that more than a decade ago de- 
stroyed much of the town, with as- 
tonishing rapidity. She thought her 
hills too high and washed them down 
that she might do things "on the 
level." She took hold of political 
and social affairs and swept away 
methods that worked injustice and 
harm. She has in Puget Sound the 
most splendid harbor in the world, 
and she is in close touch with Alaska. 
Japan, China, and other lands 
washed by the Pacific. She has about 
a quarter of a million of as live and 

we have twenty-two Congregational 
churches in this wide-awake city, 
holding up the banner of the Pilgrim 
I'aith and polity. It is an important 
stronghold of our denomination. 

Keystone church is the sixteenth of 
these in point of age. Organized in 
1908, it was hardly more than a mis- 
sion for some years. But there was 
no other church for five blocks, and 
it had a field of its own in a part of 
the city destined to have a good 
growth. Its nearest Congregational 
neighbor was the University church, 
a mile and a half away. Its location 
and opportunity seemed promising. 


It occupied for seven years a build- 
ing which at first met their needs 
fairly well. But it grew dingy and 
shabby, and was besides entirely in- 
adequate for the growing work. They 
could not get people to come to a 
church home so forlorn and which 
was not equipped for the modem 
needs of a church. One of our lead- 
ing ministers and state-workers took 
a look at the property, and declared 

Ihey had believed possible. They ap- 
pealed to the Church Building So- 
ciety for a grant and loan which were 
cheerfully voted. 

Result: a haadsome new church of 
Greek style in its arc^tecture, seat- 
ing four hundred and fifty people, 
with modem equipment for Sundt^ 
School and social purposes. It cost 
with the land about «10,000. At the 
dedication, the Mayor of the city 


he would not attend church there 
even if he lived in that locality, for 
the whole place and its surroundings 
presented an appearance of poverty, 
unsightliness and dirt. 

Obviously something had to be 
done. There had been gathered en 
excellent membership of nearly a 
hundred and fifty. The Sunday 
School filled every corner of the 
building and overflowed into the 
street. More land was secured. A 
good architect was set to work. The 
people dug down into their pockets 
and brought up more money than 

made an address, commending the 
transformation and forecasting large 
usefulness for the church. Dps. Van 
Horn, Mason and Strong also assist- 
ed the pastor, Rev. J. W. Carson, in 
the services. 

If you should doubt whether there 
is need of this church, just look at 
the house of worship and be thank- 
ful that your contribution to the 
Church Building Society helps such 
a church in its arduous struggle to 
build, so that it assures its future 

JC& J^i. Jf%. 



I am an Armenian girl, 19 years 
old. I arrived in this country the 
first part of last June. Mr. Robert 
Stapleton, Missionary of the Ameri- 
can Board, Erzeroum, Armenia, 
brought me over to this country. 

Mr. Stapleton stayed at Erzeroum 
during the war time and was there 
when the city was captured by Rus- 
sians. All the Armenian population 
district were killed and women and 
children driven away. All Mr. Sta- 
pleton could save were twenty-one 
girls of the High School. My par- 
ents and relations were all killed and 

I was the only one of a large fam- 
ily spared and left an orphan. So 
Mr. Stapleton brought me over here. 
I was in my third year in High 
School when I left there and my de- 
sire is to acquire education in this 

My uncle, a Boston photographer, 
advised me to write to you and ask 
you how much your school can help 
a girl in my position. I am hungry 
for an education and capable to 
learn if I am given the opportunity. 

I hope I will have a favorable 
answer from you. — Pres. McGtown. 

# « ^ 


IN looking over the applications 
for aid from men in our semin- 
aries preparing for the Christian 
ministry one notes the privations un- 
dergone and the earnest purpose of 
these men, who are seeking to pre- 
pare themselves to be efficient min- 
isters of Jesus Christ. 

Many of these men are married 
and have families and yet are bravely 
iindertaking long courses of study. 
Here is what some of them say, for 
instance : 

1. "Have $650.00 a year with wife and 

2. A Cbinaman supporti wife and two 
sisters on $580.00 a year. 

"I work in a restaurant and have two 
meals a day." 

3. $150.00 a year and parents to sup- 

4. $300.00 a year, wife and daughter. 
5. $120.00 — "I care for my mother/ 

6. $340.00, wife and three children." 

7. A Greek says: "I have $15.00 a 
month and work for my meals. My 
mother and elster in Macedonia are de- 
pendent upon me." 

8. $425.00 a year, wife and child. 

9. $315.00 a year» wife and four chil- 

10. $140.00 a year, parents to care 

There are many others who feel 
the pinch of stern necessity while 
they are courafreously pursuing their 

The Education Society is not able 
to do as much in the way of help for 
such men as it should. Their self- 
denial, consecration and humble faith 
call for a substantial recognition 
from the churches. Their way into 
the ministry should be made easier 
for them, 




Office: 805 Conffregratlonal Houie, Boiton, Mass. 

President, Re^. Clarence F. Swift. D.D.; Missionary and Extension Secretary. Rey. 
William Bwlnff, D.D.; Treasurer, Samuel F. Wilklns. 


The eighty-fifth year of the Siinday-Sehool Society closed February 
28th. Notwithstanding changes and uncertainties the work has gone for- 
ward in all the wide field. Twenty-three superintendents, thirty-eight mis- 
sionaries, and ten temporary workers have been employed, thus making a 
force of seventy-one, most of whom have labored for the entire year. The 
veteran of the force, Rev. J. D. Stewart, who had rendered noble service as 
superintendent in Nebraska for thirty j^ears and for three years more as 
Sunday-school missionary, suddenly was called away from the labor which 
he loved to his heavenly reward. A new departure was made in the employ- 
ment of Rev. H. M. Kingsley as superintendent of the work among the col- 
ored people of the South. The pressure has not been as great as in some 
years for the organization of new schools. Nevertheless 132 were gathered, 
bringing in a membership of 4,322. There were 75 schools reorganized with 
a membership of 2,636. In accordance with the trend for a number of years 
more institutes and conferences were conducted than ever before. These 
numbered 932. The workers on all the fields are called upon for assisting 
schools to meet the new conditions and opportunities of Religious Educa- 
tion. There are clear indications that a most valuable v^wrk of strengthen- 
ing and developing, which will tell upon the life of all our churches, has been 


There was received from the contributions of churches, Sunday schools 
and personal givers $1,817.91 more than the previous year. There was, how- 
ever, a falling off in legacies so that the total available receipts were 
$679.60 less. In view of the uncertainties there was great caution in regard 
to expenditure ; but because of a balance on hand and special contributions 
from a number of churches and individuals the year was closed with a bal- 
ance of $8,202.82. This gives stability and confidence in facing the great 
opportunities of the new year. 


The Children's Day service prepared by Rev. W. W. Sleeper will be 
issued in the May "Pilgrim Teacher" and samples will be sent soon after 
Easter to the superintendents of all our schools. The service, ''Children of 
the Pilgrims," is one of the best Children's Day services that has been issued 
and fits admirably into the Pilgrim Tercentenary Program in which our 
churches are deeply interested. The exercise, -beautifully illustrated, is as 
usual furnished free on application to all schools and churches which agree 
to take an offering for the Missionary, Extension, and Educational work of 
the Sunday-School Society. 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 
Henry \. Stlmson. D, D., President; William A. Rice. D. D.. Secretary; B H. Fancher. 



In a Tercentenary nif ssage sent out 
under date of Dec. 15, 1916, from 
14 Beacon Street, Boston, and ad- 
dressed to the Conventional Sun- 
t^ay School Superintendents, there 
is this statement, *'diflPerent months 
of -the year are allotted to the several 

We would not only remind tht^ 
i^unday School Superintendents, but 
also the officers of the Young People *3 
J^ieties and the members of the Wo- 
men 's Home Missionary Societies, 
that the month of May has been as- 
sitrned for the study of the subject 
of Ministerial Relief in any or all its 
phases, and to make contributions 
to that cause. 

The particular phase of the sub- 
ject, as announced, is **A Hopeful 
Outlook," Or to use the language in 
which the topic was first stated, **The 
Dawning of a Brighter Day, for Min- 
isterial Relief." The Board has two 

leaflets, just from the press, that will 
be helpful in the meetings of the 
young people's Societies, or the Wo- 
man's Home Missionary Societies, 
along the lines of the topic. One is 
by Dr. Samuel L. Loomis, entitled 
*'A Brightening Prospect for thi* 
Minister's Old Age," and the other 
** Leaves from the Life of an Old 
Home Missionary," as told by him- 
self. A picture of this Missionary 
appears in the leaflet, though his 
name is not given. This veteran, 
now 84 years of age, was in the active 
ministry about fiftv-five years. 

The Board has in preparation a 
special exercise for the Sunday- 
Schools, which it will furnish with- 
out cost to any schools wishing to use 
it, and we hope the number will be 
very large. All the literature of the 
Board is furnished on reouest without 

« * ^ 


In 1859 the Rev. John K. Nutting 
became the youthful pastor of the 
weak but very interesting Congre- 
gational church at Bradford, Iowa. 
He makes this interesting statement. 
**In the first year of my pastorate I 
received from my people, in money, 
exactly $4 and that was from a lady 
who had just come from the East." 
Following the panic of 1857, money 
disappeared as by masric and this con- 
tinued "for some years after, in that 

new country. ** Credit expired, we 
were thrown back upon mere barter." 
The suitable living for most families 
was coarse corn meal with noor, sour 
sorghum syrup. To many, even shoes 
and stockings were a luxury not to 
be thought of. Mr. Nutting said, 
''I never desired any ftineral fees, 
but, on one occasion, after a trip of 
fifteen miles and a whole day with ray 
team, when presented with four large 
pumpkins, I accepted them," 



** Wedding fees were paid in beaus 
and beef and rarely in apples. On 
one occasion I had the promise of a 
bushel of apples for performing the 
wedding ceremony, but the promise 
was never redeemed/' As times im- 
proved, the little company of believ- 
ers built a church by personal labor 
and great self sacrifice and with a 
little help from outside sources. The 
church was painted brown because 
we were not able to buy better paint, 
and it became known as **The 
Little Brown Church in the Vale," 
which gave the title to the song of Dr. 
William S. Pitts, which was first sung 
by the author in that church, in 
1864. Thus this popular song is now 
about 53 years old." 

Mr. Nutting writing of it says, 
**The song saved the church, not 
only, but brought it to world wide 
fame." The celebrated Fisk Jubilee 
singers adopted it and sung it not 
only in this country, but in many 
royal courts of Europe where it found 
favor and was translated into several 

Mr. Nutting and his wife, and she 
is also an ordained Congregational 
minister, who before her marriage 
served as a Missionary, under the A. 
B.C.F.M. in Erzrum, were instrunien- 
tal in building another little brown 
church at Crystal Springs, Florida, 
known as * * The Little Brown Chiirch 
in the Glade" and, at the nresent time 
they are co-pastors of this little 
church. Probably Mr. Nutting is 
one of the old-est ministers still bear- 
ing a commission of the Board, as 
the pastor of a Home Missionary 
church. He is in his 86th year and 
has been in the active ministry for 
about sixty years. Mr. and Mrs 
Nutting, together, **have given the 
church over eighty years of labor and 

Mr. Nutting has resided in the 
mild climate of Florida for the past 
twelve years. He makes this re- 
markable statement, ''During tlwtt 
time I have only had two colds, 

neither of which would have been 
noticed north." 

Mr. and Mrs. Nutting, while read- 
ing The Advance of December 14th, 
1916, where their eyes fell upon two 
pages of material setting forth th-c 
work and needs of the Congregation- 
al Board of Ministerial Relief, wen* 
impressed with the statement of the 
pensioners as to the cost of coal in 
the severe winter which was being en- 
dured in the north, while they were 
enjoying the privileges of the sunny 
south. They own a piece of land of 
about nine acres, ''very beautiful for 
situation, between two lovely lakes 
and adjoining a very pretty village, 
on one of the great through lines of 
railway. The property has lake front 
toward the village and also on the 
opposite side. There are about three 
acres of bearing citrus grove." So 
they sat down and wrote to Secretary 
Rice, * ' Suppose we deed the property 
to your Board to become a home for 
aged ministers and their families. ' ' 

The Secretary very soon visited 
Mr. and Mrs. Nutting and went with 
them over the property, received the 
conditions under which they wiere 
willing to give this land, in the hope 
that it .would be possible to build 
upon it a number of cottages which 
could be occupied by aged ministers 
and their wives, where they can have 
their own homes, do. their own house- 
keeping and enjoy aU the privileges 
that go with such a location, in such 
a climate, in the time of their old 
age. The Secretary reported to the 
Board the proposed gift and the mat- 
ter was referred to the Standing 
Committee with power. This Com- 
mittee took up the correspondence 
and carefully discussed the details 
and decided unanimously to accept 
the gift. 

Further notice will be made from 
time to time of this plan and meau- 
wl.ile we should be glad to receive 
• I 'estions concerning it from any 
A t.:r aged ministers or from their 
friends. And above all, special gifts 
to complete its development. 





By Rev. Samuel Lane Loomis, D. D. 

We are sometimes asked why our 
Fund begins its annual payment to 
annuitants at the age of sixty-five. 
This inquiry may be split into two 
distinct questions. First, why have 
any definite age at all, why not make 
your annuity a retiring pension to 
date from the day when the minis- 
ter's salary ceases! And, Second, if 
the annuity is to begin at a definite 
age, why should that age be fixed at 
sixty-five 1 

To the first question may be repli- 
ed, that the nature of the Fund makes 
it proper that payments should be- 
^n at a definite point in the minis- 
ter's life. 

If this were simply a charitable 
fund for the relief of needy minis- 
ters, it should manifestly be paid 
to needy ministers and to no others 
and payment should begin when their 
need begins and not until then. 
That, presumably, is when th-eir sal- 
ary ceases. In that case the Annuity 
Fund would in no important re- 
spect, differ from our regular and 
long established work of Ministerial 
Relief. It is not, however, a chari- 
table fund, but something distinctly 
different. It was founded by the 
National Council to provide, ''not a 
grant of charity because of indii?- 
ence, but a pension of honor because 
of faithful service.'* It should, 
therefore, be regarded as a system of 
delayed payments for services honest- 
ly rendered through thirty years or 
more of useful labor. 
- The underlying principal is this - 
A minister upon entering his profes- 
sion voluntarily surrenders those op- 
portunities for accumulating wealth 
and thus providing for his later 
years, which other occupations afford. 
tt is therefore, no more than simple 
justice that his sacred calling should 
provide for him a modest But suf- 
ficient living, not simply during the 
period of active service, but, up to 
5ie very close of his life. In former 

times the normal term of pastoral 
service was very long, often life long. 
In those circumstances the individual 
church could and usuallv did take 
tender care of its pastor, up to the 
day of his death. Not a few of our 
churches are able to continue that 
plan at the present day. Forty of 
them report pastors emeriti. But 
for the vast majority, with our mod- 
•ern practice of brief pastorates and 
frequent changes, such a system of 
providing for the minister's latter 
years is out of the question. A 
single church having several living 
ex-pastors, cannot keep track of and 
provide for them all. 

What, therefore, the individual 
church cannot atteifipt, the Denom- 
ination, as a whole, is- undertaking to 
accomplish. That is the meaning of 
The Annuity Fund. Its annual 
grants to aged ministers must then be 
regarded not as charitable donations, 
but, as delayed payments for value 
received. But if payments and not 
donations, they may, like any other 
payments, properly be made at any 
definite date agreed upon, without 
reference to the minister's financial 
condition at the time. 

There are two reasons, of great 
practical importance, why the an- 
nuity should begin at a definite ajio, 
rather than upon retiring from pas- 
toral service. 

One is the difficulty of determiniaij 
just when retirement comes, and the 
other that the cost of an annuity is a 
definite sum, the amount of which 
must be determined by actuarial com- 
putation. When we give the actuary- 
a fixed age, like sixty-five, to reckon 
from,- his problem, though a diflScult 
one, can be solved. But, if instead 
of that fixed age, we substitute so 
vague a term as **Upon retirement" 
then we leave the firm ground of exact 
science and enter the realm of guess 


The American Missionary Association 

Irving C. Gmylord, Treasurer - 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Receipts for February, 1917 
The Daniel Hand Educational Fund for Colored People 

Income for February from Investment S1.467.0& 

Previously acknowledgred 26,172.42 

Current Receipts 



MAINIC — $160.80. 

BanKors Forest Ave. Ch. & S. S., Lin- 
coln Mem., 5. Brlatoli S. S., Lincoln Mem., 

4. Cherry field I S. S., Lincoln Mem., for 
American Hierhlanders, 3.50. Deer Islei 
First S. S., Lincoln Mem., 4.50. Dexteri S. 

5.. Lincoln Mem., 2. KtLmt Stouehami S. S., 
Lincoln Memorial, 1.40. Freeporti S. S., 3. 
laland Fallsi S. S., Lincoln Mem., 5.30. Lew- 
Istont Mrs. W. W. M., for Fort Berthold 
Mission, No. Dakota, 5. North Deer lalet 

5. S., Lincoln Mem.,. 1. Portlands State 
Street Ch., for Blanche Kellogg Institute, 
25; I. V. T., for S. A., Grand View, Tenn., 6. 
Saeot First Parish S. S., Lincoln Mem., 6. 
Thomaatoni First S. S., Lincoln Mem., 
1.50. Watervlllei First Ch., 51.13. WelUi 
Second Ch., 4.55. Wcwjdfordai W. M. Soc, 
for Marion, Ala., 14.62; S. S., Lincoln Mem., 

6. Yarmouthi First S. S., Lincoln Mem., 
10. York Vlllasei First S. S., Lincoln Mem- 
orial, 3.30. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE: — $220. S8. 

Bath} Ch.. 7.06. Bennlnfftoni S. S.. Lin- 
coln Mem., 6. Brlatol: Ch., 14. Claremonti 
R. C, 2. Concords Miss A. A. A., for Ma- 
rion, Ala., 1. Daltont S. S., Lincoln Mem., 

3.01. Dovers Miss M. P. V., for Cdton 
Valley, 12. Epplngrs Ch., 10. Hamptons S. 
S.. Lincoln Mem., 4. Hanovers The Church 
of Christ at Dartmouth Colleere, 30. Heb- 
ron s S. S., Lincoln Mem., 2.50. Kennlnfftons 
Ch., 7.19. Langrdons Ch., 2.14. Littletons 
S. S.. Lincoln Mem., 4. Merldens S. S., 3.50. 
Milton: Ch.. 6.48. Northampton s Ch., 5. 
Portamouths North Ch. S. S., for Dor- 
chester Academy, 15; Kev. L. H. T., for 
Talladega CoUegre, 50. Salems S. S., Lin- 
coln Mem., 2. Sauborntons Ch., 26.73. 
West Concords S. S., Lincoln Memorial, 

VEUMONT— .$358.74. 

Barrcs S. S., Jr. Dept., for Rio Grande 
Industrial School, 4.75; Sunshine Class, for 
Rio Grande Industrial School, 5. Brattle- 
boros Centre Ch., 100. Chelaeas Ch., bbl. 
Roods for Dorchester Academy. Doraets 
S. S., 2.22. EnMt BericHhIret First S. S.. 
Lincoln Mem., 5.50. Eaat HardYricics S. S., 
for American Highlanders, 3.22. Grecna- 
boros Ladies' Aid, box goods for Gregory 
Inst. Jamaica s Ch., 6.50. Lndlo^s S. S., 
Lincoln Mem., 10.37. Luncnburgrt First 
Ch., S. S., Lincoln Mem., 3. ManchcMters 
Ch., bbl. goods for Dorchester Academy. 
Marahtlelds S. S., Lincoln Mem., 2. Mlil- 
dleburyt W M. S., two bbls. goods for 
Joppa, Ala. Montpelicrs Ch., box goods for 
Dorchester Academy. North Bennington s 
Ch., bbl. goods for Dorchester Academy. 
Orwells Ch., 35.17. Peachams Ch., bbl. 
goods for Dorchester Academy. Randolphs 

Bethany Ch., L. M. S., two bbls. for Moor- 
head, Miss. Richmond s Missionary Soc^ 
box goods for Marion, Ala. St. JohBah«iT> 
South Ch. S. S., Lincoln Mem., 5.60. SluwoBt 
S. S., 5. SwantoBs S. S., Lincoln Memor- 
ial, 7. Thetfords First a S., Linceln Mem., 
2.04. L'ndc«>hnir S. a. Lincoln Mem., 4.60. 
Vervenneas S. S., for freight on books to 
Gregory Institute, 3.94. l¥arrcn: Ch,. 
Lincoln Mem., 4. Weat Brattleboros First 
S. S., Lincoln Mem., 4.33. Weat Glovers 
Ch., bbl. goods for Dorchester Academy. 
Weatmores S. S., Lincoln Mem.. 4.10. Wood- 
Ktoeks Ch., 61.50; "A Friend in Vermont,*- 
for Plumbing, at Grand View, Tenn., 50. 

Woman*M Home Mlaalonary Union off 
Vermont, Mrs. C. H. Thonipson, Treasurer. 
W. H. M. U., through C. Ed. Soc, for Rio 
Grande Industrial School, 29. 

MASSACHUSETTS — $5,916.38. 

(Donations $3,319.02, Legacies $2,582.36) 

Amcnbisrys Main Street S. S., for Marion. 
Ala., 25. Arcades Ch., bbl. goods for Moor- 
head, Miss. Aahburnhams First Ch., Lin- 
coln Mem., 1.87. Amcabnrys Union Cong'l 
S. S., Lincoln Memorial, 2.70. Anhams a 
•S., Lincoln Mem., 1.40. Ballard Vale: Un- 
ion Ch. S. S., 7.07; C. E. Soc, 3. Barres 
Mrs. M. R., for Rio Grande Industrial 
School. 20. Beverly s North Ch., 1; Wash- 
ington St. S. S., Lincoln Mem., 3.54. BU- 
lerlcas S, S., Lincoln Mem., 7.34; Ladies' 
Missionary Soc, bbl. goods for Moor- 
head, Miss. Blandfords First S. S., Lin- 
coln Mem., 1. Boatons Old South Ch., ad- 
ditional, 851 70; E. E. H., 25; S. H. li.. 2; 
F. B. J.. 25; J. H. K., 50; H. W. S., 10, for 
Talladega College; Mrs. I. V, W., for Grand 
View Normal School, 5. Allatons S. S.. for 
Chandler Normal School, 5. Brlshtons a 
S., for Santee, Neb^ 10; Mrs. and Miss T., 
Lincoln Mem., 3. Dorcheaters Second Ch.. 
f»jr American Highlanders. 73.71. R«aL- 
biirj s Highland Ch., S. S., 6; Mrs. W. H. M.. 
t<jr Marion, Ala., 1. Boxfords First 8. a, 
2.88. Ilrldfce waters Central Square a a. 
Lincoln Mem., 5.50. Brocktons Wendell 
Avp. S S., for Tougaloo College. 17.40. 
Brookilues Mr.*?. A. S. L., for Marion, Ala.. 
,5. CambridKes I*rospect St., S. a. 10. Can- 
Ions S S., Lincoln Mem., 7.56. Charlton s 
Cli.. ^ Conway: Mrs. A. H., box goods for 
Mo^rhead. Miss. Daltons F. G. C, for Tal- 
ladoga College, 200; C. L. C, for Talla- 
dega College, 50. Dan vera s M. C. P., for 
Dorchester Academy, 10.50. Eaat BHdse- 
waters l^nion Ch. S. S., Lincoln Mem., 8.60. 
Eaat DooKlaaas Second S. S., 11.05. East- 
hamptons First S. S., 6.12. East W^alpoles 
Auxiliary. 8Gc. Enflclds S. S., Lincoln Mem.. 
3.15. ErvluKs Ch., 5. Everetts Mystic Side 
Ch., S. S., Lincoln Mem., 10. Farleys Ch., 
Lincoln Mem.. 1. Feedins Hinas S. 6., Lin- 
coln Mem., 5. Fran»lnxhams Plymouth a 
S., Lincoln Mem., 5.50. Great Barriast^at 


J. R. McC. f 

. L.Incoln Mer 

1 W. M. C. 
ipBHifbt Sooth 

11. !0. 
S.25. J 

1 Ch., 6 

nd." for Talladeea College. S; 
ii<1," tot TliomasvlTlF. (ia., 1. Raai- 
Nev>Tnan »!. S.. Lincoln Mem.. 4.31. 
■tlllri S, ».. Lincoln Mem., l.IO. 
prij't I'aurHtiick S. S.. Lincoln Mem., 

iKlTIClT — 17,826.12. 

i: S. S.. Lincoln Mem.. 2. Miitta- 
tti Ch., 11.03: S, S.. Lincoln Mem., S. 
Drdt Mrs. C. IS. M., bbl. KOodB for 
in. Ala. Melra»i Ch.. 4«.gU. MIMIe- 
Central Ch. S. S., Lincoln Mem., 
Hlller. FallBi S. S.. Lincoln Mem.. 
Bor»'ii Corncri Ch.. 2,20. New SaleMi 
. . _3. MrwtsBi Ur. C. H. P.. 25. New- 
Ian llUlilandai a S.. Lincoln Mem,, 14.13. 
NorlkaniitBni Edwards Ch., S. S.. Primary 
Dept.. Tiir Marlon, Ala.. 9.29: S. a. pupil, 
rur Maritm, Ala.. 1; MIbb P. A. C, for 
Scholarship at Gregory Inatltute. 2!i; "M. 
C- 10: Miss M. A. W.. bbl. goods for 
Gregory Inst. Norlh New SaUmi Ch., 1. 
.Norwood! P. G. A., (or Talladega Collie, 

r TougaluD College. : 




r TougEl 
Ch,. 9; 

2.T2. FarHtuxtOBi Cb 
- -nfleld Hill Ch., a I 

r Talladega Colli 

R. S. 1>.. for 1 

Tallsdeea Collei 
49.1:9. .\arnlphi 
lade^a Collece. 

WoBiaD'a Home Mlulsnary Aaaoplallai 
ot Vau. * R. I.. Miss LIxxie D. Whl1« 
Attlcliorai Second Ch.. Indies 
,. for Plod " " - 

_. ,.J South C 

irnhlp FiBk ITn[v( 
eri Central Ch., Home Dept. ot Auxiliary. 
for MPdIral Residence In Porto Rico, E. 
W. H. M. A. for salaries T54. throUKh C. Ed. 
Soc, for West Tampa, 30; for Bountiful, 
Utah. 30: for Heber. Utah. JO: for Lehl, 
I'tah. 30: for Vernal. Utah. 40. Total. |944. 

Biplon 1 

,. Lym. 


E. Port_ _ ... 

tze.91. ahelburaei 


HHUnR I9LAKI>— ti29.88. 

BarrliLCtoiii Mrs. A. E. S. one grapho- 
phone, for Thomadvllie. Ga, Klacateai T. 
R. W., books for Lincoln Academy. Paw- 
taefeelt S. S.. Lincoln Mpm.. 21.26: J. J., for 
Talladega College, 20; W. H. P.. for Tal- 
ladega College, 10. Provlrteneei Union Ch., 
18. 5C: Mlns P. M. H.. for Saluda Seminary. 
40: H. a. T,. for Talladega College, 6; 

It C, E, P, S,, for Tal- 
New Londoai Second 
ore Helpers. Inc. for 
50. North HavcBi Ch„ 
oadway Ch.. for Tal- 
; Hroaaway a S;. Lln- 
dway S, S,. for Chand' 
scnool. 10: Mr.'!, .M. L, S., for 
C. 25, PtalBfleldt First S. a. 
morial, in. Plalavtllei S, a, for 
ormal School. G. Puluaaii Sec- 

Christ. 33,75, 

. Soaad Reaehi First S. S.. 
I Youth's Companion for 
ly. South Canaant Ch.. 20. 
itert ^^wedish Ch., 3. Tal- 
ind Mm. J. G. T., for Ma- 
rMTMltlei A. S. G.. for Tal- 
f. 10. Torrlagtoni First 
^Irst a S„ for Greg- 
lO. Waterborri Second Ch., 

" lugaloo College, 

a College. S: M. 

ni Nnrthfleld Ch.. 2.13. Wrat- 
tiick S. S.. 3. St. IPelhenaclit! 
^Ilnrlega College, 5. WllllMaa. 
i., for Talladega College. 10: 
r Talladega College. 10. Wla- 
■. W. (i.. for Talladpga College, 
!.■■ tor repairs at Straight Col- 

(DonatiOTis J2.293.83. Legacies t298.4e) 

Brooklyn! Kings Highway Ch., L. M, 

Soc. for Marlon. Ala., 10: Park Slope Ch., 

bbl. eood.i for Marlon. Ala.: Park Slope 

S. a, "10: South Ch.. 180.67; Mrs. A. M. N., 




S. of Oonff. Ch., for beds for Foster Hall, 
Talladega, 21.50. Cluciunatam W. M. S., 
lhrt.e bbls. goods for Joppa, Ala. Cort- 
land i First Ch.. bbl. goods for Moorhead, 
Miss.; First Ch., L. M. Soc, for Marion, 
Ala.. 1.44, also bbl. goods; A. M. W., for 
Talladega College, 2. Deausboroj Ch., bbL 
goods tor Marion, Ala. Deer Riven S^ S., 
5. Deamtert Ch., two bbls. goods for Ma- 
rlon. Ala. KlliuKtont First. S. S., 3. Fair- 
porti Miss'y Soc, bbl. and box goods for 
Marion. Ala. Franklins First Ch.. 21.57. 
Frlend»hlpt Ch., bbl. goods for Marion, 
Ala. <ilo«eravUlet First Ch., 150.75. Ham- 
ilton: W. H. M. Soc. two bbls. goods for 
Mariom. Ala. Homers S. S., 8; E. F. P., for 
Talladega College, 5. Irondeqaolts Mr. 
Frank s Class, for Marion. Ala., 5. James- 
town s First Ch., W. H. M. U.. for hospital 
at Humacao. i*orto lUco. 1; W. M. S., mag- 
azines, etc., for Joppa, Ala.; Mrs, Williams* 
SS. S. Class, in First Ch., for Marion, Ala.. 
5.25 L^ebanon Sprlus«s First Ch.. for 
Gregory Institute, 10. Loekes W. M. Soc, 
for Marion. Ala., 7. Lockports Mrs. S. W. 
F., bbl. goods for Marion, Ala. Maine: 
Ch.. bbl. goods lor Marion, Ala. Mt. Slnals 
Ch.. 6.51. Mount Klncos B. D., 5. New Ha- 
vens Ch., bbl. goods for Marion, Ala. New 
lorks "A Friend," for hospital at Huma- 
cao, Porto liico, l.OoO; C. H. D., for Tal- 
ladega College, 100; K. S. H., for Talla- 

^enirai v>n*, i.^u; o. o., i-incoin jaem., o.oi; 
First Ch., for Ivlaiion, Ala.. 10. Ontario: 
W. H. M. Soc, bbl. goods for Marion, Ala. 
Portland: S. S., Lincoln Mem., 2.45; Ch., 
bbl. goods for Marlon, Ala. Port Leyden: 
Ch., 1.<U. PoufrhkeepBic: H. W. B., for Tal- 
ladega College, 5. lienMMelner Fallns S. S.. 
Lincoln Mem., 3. Klverheads Sound Ave. 
S. S., L.incoln Mem., 14.27; Miss M. Y., for 
Joppa, Ala., 5. liocheiiter: L.. M. Soc, fcr 
Marion, Ala., 1.61; V. F. W., for Talladega 
College, 25. !!»alamaueas Ch., 9.35. Sara- 
toga .SprlnSMi Mrs. M. 8. McK., for Marion, 
Ala., 2. iSeueca FalU: L. M. Soc, for Ma- 
rion, Ala., 2. Sherburues First Ch., for Ma- 
rion, Ala., 5.50. SoduM: aMIss S. C, for Ma- 
rion, Ala.. 6; and bbl. goods, Syracuse: 
Geddes Ch., Lend-a-llantl Circle, box 
goods for Marion, Ala.; Good Will i'h.. 
Alpha Circle, box goods for Marion .Ma.; 
Mrs. G. H. S., quilts, for Marion, Ala. 
Ticonderoga: L. M. S., bo^ goods for 
Marlon, Ala. I'tica: IMymouth Ch., for 
Talladega College. 7.85; Welsh boys of 
Mrs. Lloyd's S. S. Class, bbl. goods for 
Marion. Ala. Wading liiver: C. E. Soc, 
Lincoln Mem., 3. Warnaw: S. S., for Ma- 
rion, Ala., 10. Watertown: Ch., bbl. goods 
for Marion, Ala. Weat Wlnlleidt Ch., 60. 
\%>Mt Orotons S. S., Lincoln Mem., 2.47. 
Wood%lllcs First Ch., Lincoln Mem., 8.20. 

Wonian*s Home Mlmilonary Union of 
New lork» Mrs. W. A. Kirkwood, Treas- 
urer. Brooklyn: Ch. of the Pilgrims, for 
Scholarship Fisk University, 50; Lewis 
Ave., E. W. M. B., for Talladega College. 
5: Na/.arene, W. M.. 9. Brooklyn HIIIm: C. 
E., 5. Botralos First Ch.. C. K. G., for S. 
A., at Moorhead, Miss., 26; First S. S., for 
Tougaloo, 13.27. Cannndalguas W. H. M. 
S., 26. GloverMvlIle: Home Dept.. 10; Jr. 
S. S., 15; Home Dept.. 20, for S. A. at 
Grand View, Tenn. MIddletown: First, W. 
G., 13. New York: Broadway Tabernacle, 
S. for W. W., 30. Norwich: W. M., 30. RU- 
rrheads First C. E.. 2. Syracuiie: Danforth, 
S. S., 10; Prim-Ary S. S., 7.50; Geddes, W. 
Cr., 30; Geddes, \\. G., for Medical Resi- 
dence in Porto Rico. 1; Good Will, Alpha 
Cla.s.s, for Marion, Ala., 15. Utica: Beth- 
esda, W. M., 5. Total, 1321.77. 


Akron: Mary 
C. C. LeWarne, 

E. Ball, 

8. Lo wellies Mrs. 

NlilW JERSBY — $386.90. 

\ewark: First Cong'l, Jube Mem., Ch., 
!*•. Nntley: Saluda Circle, for Saluda, N. 
<\. 7. 50. Plainlleld: S. S., Lincoln Mem., 
19.50. I pper Montclairs C. G. P., for hos- 
pital at Humacao. Porto Rico, 250. Vloe- 
laad: IMlgrim S. S., Lincoln Mem., 3. UTood- 
brldtfes S. S. Class. 2.55. 

\%'oman*» Home Mlasionary Union of the 
\ew Jemey Conference, Mrs. Wiilard K. 
Buell, Treasurer. Glen RIdsei Girl's Mis- 
i»ion Study Class, for Saluda Seminary, Sa- 
luda, N. C., 39.35. Upper Montclalrs Chris- 
lian Union S. S.. for Albuquerque, New 
Medco, :'6. Total, $64.35. 

PEJS.Nfiil LVA.\IA — $69.15. 

Uangor: Welsh Ch.. 8.16. Braddocks S. 
S., Lincoln Mem., 4.33. Glen Oldeai W. M. 
S., bbl. goods for Joppa. Ala. Kane: S. S., 
10.37. Laoaford: Welsh S. S.. Lincoln Mezn., 
2. Le RnyHviile: Ch., 10.32. LewlatoBt 
W elsh S. S.. 1.70. Meadvliiet W. M. a, box 
goods for Joppa, Ala. Overbrooki Miss £. 
L. A., for Tougaloo College, 6.25. Pkila- 
delphla: Snyder Ave. Ch., 7.50; "Door of 
Hope Hotne." two bbls. goods for Joppa, 
.Via. l*ottervllle: Ch., 2.16. TitiiavlUex 
Swedish S. S., Lincoln Mem., 1.36. IVIIkea- 
hiirre: First Welsh Ch.. 7; Buttonwood S. 
S., Lincoln Aleiii., 3. 

\Vomau*» Home MiatnlonarT Union off 
i*ennM>l%uuln, Mrs. I>avid Howells, Treas- 
urer. W. H. M. U. for Hio Grande Indus- 
trial Sclu>ol, i*. 

niSTIIICT OF i^OLtMUI.4 — $5.00. 

Wanhln^ou: M. K. (;.. for Talladega 

College, ,'. 


OHIO— $610.41. 

Cleveland: Euclid Ave. Ch., Women's 
Assn., for Marion, Ala., 5; United Ch. S. S., 
Lincoln Memorial, 4.42: Individual, 25c. 
t'oluiubuMS Eastwood Ch., 19.60; State Fd. 
1). A. K., for S. A. Grand VMew, Tenn., 26. 
Klyrla: First Ch., for beds for Foster 
liall, Talladega College. 10.75. KinsavUlei 
Miss E. S. C. and sister, for Marlon, Ala., 
*:. Mnrblehcnd: First S. S., Lincoln Mem- 
4uial. 2. .')"<. 3lt. Vernon: Woman's Mission- 
ary Soc, f(»r r>orchester .\cademy, 10; Mis- 
.><ionary Soc, box goods for Dorchester 
Academy, C. K. Soc, box goods for Dor- 
r'lieste»- .Academy. Oxford: Western Col- 
lei^e Missionary Soc. for Thomasville, 
<ia.. 21.2:> f*aineM%llles Miss M. A. M.. for 
louKnliK) College, 20. Plerpont: S. S.. Lin- 
coln M(in., 2.75. Toledo: First Ch., Christ- 
nms Box, for San ICafael, New Mexico; 
Alarion Lawrence S. S.. for Tougaloo- Col- 
lege, 1.'). WauMTou: First S. S.. Lincoln 
Memoiial. 6.12. Wellingtons S. S.. for Rio 
lirande Industrial School, 9.27. 

Woma 11*11 Home MUiilonary Union off 
Ohio, Mr.s. F. E. Walters, Treasurer. 
Akrou: First, W. M. S.. 31.50; S. S., for 
IMeasant Hill, 5. CInelnnatIs Plymouth 
r. L. <;., 2.62. Clarendons W. S..- 1.94. 
t levelauds Hough Ave.. W. S., 10.60; Kins- 
man Union, W\ A., 3.24; Pilgrim. P. W.. 
10.r)0. Colninbuas First. W. G., 31.50. ISmmt 
rievelnnds Calvary, L. A., 2.62. OeneTnt 
W. v., 5.25. Lakewoods L. G., 1.31. L.oralns 
First. W. A., 4.20. Mariettas First, W. M. 
S., 10.:»0. \orth FalrHelds M. S., 1.68. Nor- 
walk: L. U., 1.10. PalnesvlUes First, W. 
A., lO.r.O. Siirlngllelds First, W. M. S., 8.40; 
Lagonda, L. M. S.. 63c; Jr. C. E., for Pleas- 
ant Hill, 1. Toledo: Plymouth, L. M. S., 
2.20. riilonvilles W. M. S.. 63c. "Waynes W. 
S.. 1.68. WllllaniMfleld: L. S.. 1.89. WlnA^ 
ham: H. H. S., 1.31. Yonnsstowns Elm H. 
fk F. M. S., 2.94; Plymouth, L. M. S.. 2.83; 
Plymouth, D. of C. 52. W. H. M. U., 
through Cong. Ed. Soc, 'for San Rafael, 
New Mexico, 141.00; for New West Work, 



PTki Fin 

ToUl I1SI.43. 

Ch.. 9«,n. 


1, S.. for Toiigah.o Col- 
MavDower Bible SchonI, 

KiKidii for Marl' 

pr Ch,. 


Mem., 3 _.. 

em., 1.T5. Werrllli Mlsalonarr So- 
. Ollveti Ch.. lt.r,S. RaauBi S. S 
., S,Z5, SsBtlt Ha' 


.*la.. S, 

II.Li\Ol!> — t9l4.S2. 

Ala,, lAdlpB S. 5, Class, 

MlnalsaarT tlaloa «t 

). r>aviB, Treasurer, 
Inard Ave. Ch,, KlnR-s 
r Pleai-BTiI Hill, Tenn.. 


:, LeKacleR tSOO.OOl 

A|tple(oDi S. S.. Iwo boxes Kooda for 
.JoT'pa, .Mil, nraiidnai _ Yi"inft People's 

k S,'. l,lnr,<ln M.m„ 4,' Lake Gvaevai Flrat 
Ch,. i:.»n, Lanniitrri Ch.. 7„1<). P*Ft 
WaahlDKioni Ch,. 5, lUndnlphi First Cli., 
' -■ " -.. l,r.<l, Itoatndalri Car "" 

I, box f 

Hprlas^VBllPTi S. 
* Web- 

t-adlea- Hiss 

> M,. fnr Touxalo 

D.. for Colton 
Lineoln Mem,. 
for Chandler f 
hbl. srooflB for 

MaitBt rr... V. 




. Ltni 


, for BID 
1 School, 3,5A, Oak Parki 
.incoln Mem,, <tja, OairrKoi 

Ala.,' i, PariMtai Fall Creek. 

Plttnlrldt Flmt Ch.. Ttone 

,. for Medleal ReMdfnee In 

Rwkfordi Flrnt 1^. !>.. J.4!>. 

40: U M, Soo., for Marlon, 

•oin Mem.. 2.9i 

J Ch„ R,K( 

■ M*nr Mtuloaarr llalon vt II- 

-, W. M, PHoh, Treasurer, Can- 
laai w, s., !, Ctttr^mat New Fneland, B, 
Cls*s. 2; Pllffrhn Woman's Federation, 4, 
Daadrri n*, S.. 4, SO. 43enri>e<» W. S.. E, l« 
Harm W, S,. I, Mattoaai First S. f>.. 3. 

1 Parhi FIrat W, 9,. Z, Paraoni W. S, 

' ~, n, P«rl Drrani W, H.. 3.90. flaBd- 
wiT>i W, S., 4. Skabfconat "W, S., Z, 
^TkratoBt W, S.. for Medical Residence In 
Porto RIfo. 1, Total. 145.40. 

luabi. Mm 

: fl. S,, 

mi\m;n<ita— »;iii ;9. 

A>riaB<lrlBi Ch., Aaatlai Ch,. IS, ST, 
Relvipiv: Ch„ hUr. nirebdalei Ch., 4Sc. 
nralnenli Fii«t Ch,. i.SO, Carrelii Ch., 10c. 
Hasprlaadi Ch., 37r, Maakatoi First Ch.. 
4f.r ttHBtonlllri Ch.. G. H*dtardi Ch., 
1.1 s «lH->rB|ti>llBt First Cli„ IS, 50; First 
Ch.. fnr Mniirhead. MIhii.. 36.34: also box 
(tocidR f"^r Mnorhead. Misa,; Fifth Ava.. 
Cb.. s- I^Hiv mil, Ch,. IB: Pilgrim Ch., 
TS2: Plvmo.ith Ch, Sewlne Sor.. for Ma- 
.Irtn, Ala.. -,; "A Friend," for Fl. Berthold, 
?. Itnehealrrt Ch., 7,1". St. Paoli Olivet 

•uni W M S. 1.70; Pllerlm S, S.. S, 
thlki r.le, (learnatprt SSc. Marsballi 

Mliitipnaolla: Fremonl Av*.. 4,95: 
I Vve., lii.t;;: Pivmouth, 40,38: Wnoeea, 

W. M. M. n, throuKh Conic, Ed. Soc, 
R.o nrnnd.. Industrial School, 90.98: 
I..'hl, ir.:. Tolnl, HK0.30. 

A\«A9, 39, 

Aitani Ml'." F. C, for Plono Fund, Ver- 
- ' - lloBKlaaai Ch.. 5.70: S. S.. Lln- 

Ala,. -, , „ 

de^ ColleKe. 10. Drf NalBrai Pivmouth 
Ch,. 7,75: J, C, C. tor Talladeua College, 
S, ParailnKtaBi W. M, S,. bhl, (roods for 
.Toppa. Ala, Pare-t CHri Ch„ S, QrlBnelli 
M, C. for TallndoKa College, SB; O, H, 
for TalladpRB College, 1. Harlaat F. M 
R., for Talladega ColleKS, 10, loalai Ch , KpMBU«aai Ch., 9,17, Moataar ~' 
M, S.. hhl. BooiJ " " 

ritri " - •- 



I Ch. 

'■ ttanr Mlaalenair Union of 

I. H. K. Edaon. Treapiirer, Cedai-. 
t, Ckrrakeei 1,42, Chcaten 3,08, 
ei T. P. 8, C. B.. 10, Creaeoi 1,50. 

, , -..,1 Berthold. 8: 

■ ■in-iW" Viii.. for rt. Rirlhold, (!,R0. Hnrdi 
■:, llHxi Flr.'t Ch., t. !«ew Rnclaadl 
I , ; U'llllKtoui nthlP School, for Rlbo- 
>.pdH, X, Diik.. Lincoln Mininrial. 20. 
irTII PAKItTA — 112.7?. 
EriTlBi S. 3.. Lincoln Mem., 3,72, Wat- 



COLOUADO — 131.05. ALABAMA — $22.11. 

Denveri North Denver Ch., 4.60. Prultai Fort DaTUi Cotton Valley School, Lin- 

Consr'l Ladies Aid. 4.60. Manltoot Box coin Mem., 8.91. Marlon: First Ch. and S. 

clippingrs for Lincoln Academy. Pnebloi S., Lincoln Mem.. 7.20. Talladega s D. B.. 

W. S., in the four chs.. 3.36. for Hospital, Talladega. Ala.. 6. 

Woman's Home MiMlonary Union of MISSISSIPPI — $32.25, 

Colorado* Mrs. J. A, Robertson, Treasurer. Caledonlai Piney Grove Ch., 3. Moor- 

Boulder: First. 1.80. Denveri First. 2; head: S. S., for Marion, Ala.. 5; Qirls* In- 

Plymouth, 7.20. Oreeleyt Park, 3.20. Mont- dustrial School, Lincoln Mem., 5. Monad 

r«Miet 2. Pneblot Irving: Place, 2.50. Total, Bayoui E. P. B., 11.75; C. B., 7.50, for 

$18.70. Mound Bayou Normal School. 

OKLAHOMA — $3.40. LOUISIANA — $26.50. 

Anadarkoi Ch., 1.15. Perklnsi Ch., 2.26. New Iberlat St. Paula S. S., Lincoln 

iwa.^^xr Mi/>vi#^A •It CA Mem., 3. New OrleauMt Beecher Memorial 

NKW MKXICO — $11.50. Ch., 1; "A Friend." for Kindergarten 

AtrlHcot Mexican Cong'l Ch., by "A Knox Institute, 22.50. 

Friend." 1.50. San llafaelt I. S. P., for Rio ,.,^,^ . „ .„,.» 

Grande Industrial School, 10. TfcXAS — $2.13. 

i>Ar>rv<ir* ni«rrnir^ Auatlnt Tillotson College, Lincoln Mem- 

PACIFIC DISTRICT. o^iai, 2.13 (Ch. 90c. S. S.. 1.23.) 

CALIFORNIA (xNortbern)— FMIHIDA— $38.92. 

Legacy. $1,000.00. C*rei.«»ent City: M. E. E., for Talladega 

Campbell: Estate of Mrs. Lucy Bull, by College, 10. Miami: For West Tampa 

Dr. Charles N. Cooper, 1,000. Work, 6. Pomoua: S. S., 1.92. TauKerlne: 

OHKGON $6 88 ^^" ^^^ West lampa Mi.ssion. 3. 

A.^*nM.i.i. ny> 1 f'..*»M. /M, r'iit \Vomnu*m Home MiMMlonary Union at 

Arden^aUl: Ch.. 1. Gaaton: Ch., 5.83. Florida. Mrs. W. J. Drew. Treasurer. Day- 

IDAHO— $1 00 toun: Auxiliary, for West Tampa Mission. 

B„l^. Missionary So... 1. l^.^^xTrV'^^X.'^iH^- '^""- '" *"'" 

the: SOUTH, li:te. From ConicreKational Education Society. 

VIRGINI %— $17 00 Ronton, MaKM., for Southwestern Ml.sslons. 

CappahoMic: Gloucester Mission S. S.. 12. 

Dl«putantn: Begonia Slavonic Ch, 5. SUMM4RY OF RKCKIPTS FOR FEBRV. 

AR\, 1917. 
WEST VIRGINIA— 89c. Donations $17.21.^».12 

Thronirh lVoman*a Home Mls«lonary Un- From Cong'l Ed. Society 1. 000.00 

Ion of Ohio, Mrs. F. E. Walters. Treasur- Legacies 4,489.82 

er. Ceredo: M. S., 63c: C. E, Soc, 26c. To- 

tal. 89c. Total $22,695.94 

KENTUCKY — $l,0r). 

»,. , --, * : „ „. . ,, SI MMARY RECEIPTS FIVE MONTHS. 

Thronirli \Vomaii*M Home MiMiilonary lin- _, _ ^ ^ ^ ^«-« ^ t^ i. o*^ -^--r 

ion of Ohio. Mrs. F. E. Walters. rer. From Oct. 1. 1916. to I-eh. 28, 1917. 

Newport: Sr. L. S., 1.05. Donations $104.454.«»x 

NonTH r tnoT iiv \ t-rk 9j From Congl Ed. Soc 4.OO0.OO 

NOR I H CAROLINA— $ i 8.24. Legacies 30.302.60 

Aaheboro: Ch.. 1.80. Brlckw: Ch.. 2.17: S. 

S.. 17.99; Brick School. 10. Dry Creek: Ch., Total $138,756.68 

3.62. Gray*» Chapel: S. S.. 50c. Haywood: 

Liberty S. S.. 2.71. Hl«h Point: Ch., 2. ENDOWMENT FUNDS. 

RalelKh: Ch.. 1.75. Saluda: E. M. C, for 

Saluda Seminary, 15; H. P. C, 10.80; Dr. Endowment Fund for Talladega 

O. H., 10, for Saluda Seminary. College Additional $2,000.00 

GEORGIA $44 16 Henry W. Hubbard Endowment 

Athen., From the Faculty and Students ^"'^^^ additional ^56.25 

of Knox Institute, 14.73. Atlanta: Prof. F. Totni S*> 'K^^ »5 

R. S., for Grand View. 5. Fredonia: Ch., ^^^^^ ?«,3;>^.-& 

^h^'».?.'rm yVfi* ^- ^A \i^?^lPi?^^V^'\HS' DANIEL HAND ENDOWMENT FUND. 
ThomasTlIle: Allen Normal School, 13.03; 

S. S., 1.50; C. E. Soc, 2; Lincoln Memorial, From Estate of Daniel Hand, ad- 

"Friend," for Allen Normal school, 15c. ditional $3,800,00 

Congregational Education Society 

S. F. Wilkins, Treasurer - 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

December, 1916 and January, 1917 

DEC;E.1IDEIi 1916 Meiia: Central. 50c. Lawndalet 25c Lemon 

Grove: 20c. Lom AngreleM: East, 13c; Beth* 

ALABAMA— $3.80. any, 8c; First. 7.14; Grace, 10c; Olivet, 26c: 

Annlstoni 1st. 2; Marlon: 1st, S. S., 1.80. Mt. Hollywood, 33c; Park, 36. Monrovia: 

50c. National City: 48c. Pasadena i 1st, 

CALIFORNL\ (Northern)— $164.24. 3.75; Lake Ave., 70c; Pllgrrim, 37c. Po- 

in.^.^^. TDn«.^»w, T7«,.i««,i i #>.i,«-..wi raonn: 65c. Kedlands: 2.76. Redondo 

i-r'???®o'^ Pilgrim, Friend, 1. Oakland: Beaeh: 20c. RIncon: 24c. San Bern- 

ISC, lbrf./4. nrdlno: 1st. 33c. San Dlesor 1st, 

CALIFORNIA (Sonthern)— $52.42. ^i^l; La Jolla, 57c: Friend, 10; Logan 

Heights, 1.50; Mission Hills, 1.76; Park 

Avalont 19c. Calexicot 25c. Calipatrla: Villas. 10c. San Jaelnto: 12c. Santa Ana: 

14c. Chnla Vl«ta: 47c. Claremont: 2.66. 8.50. Santa Panla: Friend. 6. Safleoyi 

Easrle Rock: 1.16. E«4H»ndldot 60c. La 85c. Sherman: 15c. 



roLOKADO — $143.87. 

Brniih: Frlena. 7. Deuveri City Park, 
18: Ohio Ave.. 7.50; Pilgrim. Friend, 5; So. 
Broadway. \V. M. S.. 5; 3rd. 12.87. Eaton t 
•lerman. 10. Ft. Collins t Gorman, 30. 
I^nffmont: iRt, 7.50. Pueblot 1st, 12. Sll- 
«erton: 4. Wludnor} 1st German. 25. 

CO\NECTICUT— $1,165.48. 

B«-rllBi 2nd.* 18.69. Bolton i 4. Bridgeport t 
Park Bt. S. S., 10: King's Highway, 8. 
Cheahiret 17.50. Cheater: 8.60. Eaatfonli 
;!.32. Kniitout 4. Kant Hartford i 1st. 18.98: 
South. 5. Ra»t Norwalki 1.20. Eaat IVlnd- 
M»ri 14.riO. Kaitext 1st. 3.36. GranbTi 
South. 7. Grrenwiclii 2nd. 42; North, 2.15; 
Mianus. 2. GriMwoldi 6.75. Lebanoui, 
3.15. Manelientert 2nd, £3.48. Manslleidi 
2nd. 4. NeHdeni 1st, 100; S. S.. 12.37. MII- 
fordi 1st. 1.25. New Ilavent United. 70; 
Pilprim, '57.55: Ch. of Redeemer. 30.20; 
Dwlght PI.. 68.23. NIantlct 4. No. Ston- 
InKton: 8. No. l!%'«>odbiU'9'i North, 6. Nor- 
«va1k: 1st. 7.60. Norwleht Broadway. 31.03. 
Oakvlllet TTnion, 6. Portlands 1st, 5.44. 
Pntaamt 2nd. 6.79. nidffefleldt 1st. 10.80. 
Rockvilles rnlon, 82. Salemt 60o. Sey- 
moMri 10. Sharont 3. 5*ouier«i 6.40; F'riend. 
o. Ho. Giaattonbarrt 3. Soathporti 28.20. 
<ltafrord SprlnicMi 17.98. Stamfordi 1st. 35. 
Htonlnartont 1st. 30. Terryvlllei 85.64. 
ThomaMtont 21.79. WalllnKfordt 1st, 25. 
WaMhln,^ont 1st, 5. Waterbur^'t 3ra. 2. 
Wanrei?ant 10. \%'eiit Avont 2. IVent 
Hartford: 1.^1. 64.12. ll^'ent Hartlandi 1. 
\\>tb'^r«illeldt 13.17. Wllllmautlci 1st. 7. 
Woodlirldtrei 6.15. \%'oodiitoeki 1st. Y. P. 
S. r. K.. 5.49. 

Womnn*M Honie MiMMionary Union: Col- 
llnM%illes W. S., 10. GoMhen: Aux.. 20. 
ll«no%er: W. S.. 10. Hartford:, W. S., 
*.".. Xrw Haven: Ch. Uedeemer, U .\. S., 

WaMhInirton: Mt. Pleasant. 38. 

FLORinA — $50.00. 

Lake Helen: 1st. 6. 

Womnn'a Home MfuHionarr IFnIon: Day- 
loan: Aux., 10. fit, PetemburK: W. Aux., 

CIConGIA — $6,25. 

Atlanta: Central, 6.25. 

ILLI^OTS— $750.68. 

AblnKdon: 1st, 5.75. 
12.70. Hureau: 30c. 
<'lilrBeo: Gray land, 2 

Batavla: 10. 
C^henoa: Ist. 
Lincoln Mem 
7; North. 5; South, S. 


. . . 1.25: 

.Madison Ave.. 7; North. 5; South, S. S.. 25; 
Thomas Mem., 1.50; Union. 13. Dover: 12.50. 
L^annton: 1st. 230. Tlilul: 10. JnckMon- 
lillo: 11.^3. Lombard: 1st. 8.55. Mlllbarn: 
.•5 6.-?. .nollue: 1st. 18. Pnxton: 3.25. Plain- 
Held: 1.50 Wyaurt: 2.50. Wyoming:: 9. 
Vork%llle: 5. 

%%oman*M Home MlMMlonary Union: 
Heardatown: C E., 1; S. S.. 6. Cbleaipo: 
Urayland. W. S.. 1: Madison Ave. W. S., 
1; Ravenswood. W. S., 29.20; Rogrers Pk. 
i«. S.. 5; New 1st. W. ,S., 5; So. W. Assn.. 
2; Wav eland Ave.. W. S.. 10. Decatur: W. 
S.. 3.60. RvaoMton: 1st, W. S., 25; S. S.. 
.'iO.n. Lodn: W. S.. 4. Oak Park: 2nd. W. 
H.. 15; 3rd. 3. Rockford: 1st, W. S., 2 
.«<pfias: Valley: W. S.. 2. 
Wheaton: W. S., 3. 

L\DL\XA — $8.14. 

Anicola: 1st. 6. Sblpuhewana: 1.14. Wblt- 
!■«: Plymouth, 1. 

IOWA— $191.60. 

Anrellai 2.17. Berwick: 1.82. Chapin: 
3. ClaHon: 12.50. Coancll BlulT!«: 1st, 6. 
RIknder: 1.65. Fort Dodse: 4.50. Gait: 
55c. Gilman: 97c. Grinnell: 28.20. Hamp- 
ton: 25. Maiion City: S. S., 21. Nashua: 
5..15. OakalocMia: S2c. Otbo: 11. Ottnmwa: 
lat. 6.55. Victor: 1.08. Waverlyi 1st, 8. 

AVayne: W. S., 3. 

Woman*« Home Mlnalonary Union: Al- 

den: Voun^ Women. 5. Cedar Rapldat Ist, 
7.«0 Clinton: 56c. Davenport: Edwards, 
1.17. Dnnlap: 1.17. Glenwood: 1. Orln- 
ueil: 16.70: Gould (^hil. Sec, 8. Lewla: 
3.33. Movllle: 75c. \ew Hampton: 40c. 
Old Man*M Creek: 1. Red Oak: 2. Sloans 

KANSAS — $172.90. 

Antbony: 6. Arkansas CItyt 4. Atholt 
5. DouKlass: 3.50. Downs: 3. Ft. Scottt 
.''.. Great Bend: 1st, 50. Hiawatha: Ist, 
5.33. Kansas Clt> : Ruby Ave., 1. Law- 
rence: Plymouth, 12.50. Leavenworth: 1st, 
10. Little River: Y. P. S. (?. E., 8. Nen- 
chatel: 1. Onava: Ist, 8. Paola: Plymouth, 
2.25. Sabetha: Ist. 6. Vienna: 1. Wal- 
dron: 2.40. 

AVoman'M Home Missionary Union: Al- 
ton: Ch. & S. S.. 2. Centralla: 1. Hia- 
watha: 2.67. Kirwin: 1. Lawrence: Ply- 
mouth, 12.50. i^eavenworth: 1.25. Mt. 
Hope: 2. Ona«a: C. K., 2. Oneida: 1. 
.Sabetba: 4. .Scab rook: 2. WelllnKton: 3. 
Wichita: College Hill, 3.50; Plymouth, Del- 
ta Alpha, 1. 

LOIJIHiA\A — $5.00. 
JennlttKs: 1st, 5. 

MAI\F — $143.98. 

Alfrcd^ 4.54. Auburn: 6th St., 58c. Au- 
gusta: So., 18. Brldston: 1st, 7. 
Uro»viivllle: 2. Camden: 1st. 10. Cranbery 
iHles: 1. Foxcroft and Dove4>: 4. C»ardl- 
iier: 5. Grreuvllle: Cnion, 5. Hallowell: 
Old South, 4. Island Fnlls: Whlttier, 10. 
Klttery Point: 1st. 1. Mudlson: Friend, 25. 
Mililiiocket: 1st. 2. ^o, BrIdKton: 3.50. 
Portland: West, 4. Richmond: 1. Seal 
Harbor: 1 South llerwicki 7.25. Spring- 
field: 1. Thomnfton: 1. Turner: 1.15. 
In ion: 1. Weld: 1. WInslow: 4. Wool- 
wich: 2. 

Wonia:i*s Home Missionary Union: Au- 
burn: 6th St.. .'^.'^ic. Brooks: 45c. Bncks- 
Ifort: :Kn\ .Inckman: 2. Lewlston: Pine 
St.,>. Macblusport: 35c. No. Brldston: 
:.0c. >(C Ynrniouth: Walnut Hill. 35c. Ox- 
ford: 1. Portland: State St., 1.06; Woods- 
ford.s. 3.96. Skowiicvan: Island Ave., 1. 
So. Berwick: 70c. So. Bridston: 35c. Tur- 
ner: S.'.c. Westbrook: 89c. W^ilton: 35c. 
M iSSACIiUSKTTS — $2,090.46. . 

LcKncj- $409.41. 

Acton Center: 2. Amesbury: Main St., 
2.60. Amherst: North, 15. Ashfleld: 10.25. 
4yer: 1st. 6. Barnstable: Cotult S. S.. 
2.10: West, 1.30: Hyannis, 3. Barre: 6.30. 
Recket: l^t, 1.40. Bedford: Ch. of Christ, 
4.'».^. Ilerliu: 6. Bernardston: Goodale 
Mem.. 4. Boston: Highland, 10; Ro-slin- 
dalo, 14.10; Im. -Walnut Ave., 6; Central. 
120: Jam. IM.. Boylston, 4.06; Eliot, 30: 
K. Boh., Baker. Frd., 5; Baker. 1.20. 
Hliickwione: Millville. 60c. Brlmlield: 1st, 
11.2 ^. Brockton: Porter. 27.50; South, 55. 
S. S.. :.. llurlioKtou: Ch. of Christ, 3. 
Cnmbxidise: North, 21.81; 1st Evang.. 15. S4; 
Pros. St. S. S., 10. Canton: Evangr.. 28.70. 
( nrilsle: 2. (12. Cliatham: 1st. 3.97. Chelms- 
ford: <%ntrai, 10: North, Frd., 5. Chester- 
field: 5 Chleopee Falls: 2nd, 5.66. Clinton: 
Ger. Evarm:.. If.. DeerHeld: Orth.. 2.25. 
Dennis: Tnion. 4. Dunstable: Evan^., 
14.02. D|ixbur> : Pilj^rim, 3. Fast BrldKc- 
watc>r: rni(>n, 6.52. Fasthampton: 1st, 
:;.47. Kdicartown: 2. FnMeld: 19.15. Fall 
Ri%er: (%'ntial. 5. Fltchburx: Rollstone, 
4 2.42: Calvanistic, 23.34. FramluKham: 
Saxonvllle. 2..'.0. Gill: 2.10. Granville 
Onter: 1st, 2. Great BarrinNTton: Housa- 
tonlc. 11. Grotoii: 1st, 7.45. Hardwick: 
Calvanistic, 5. Haverhill: Bradford, 1st, 
15. Hinsdale: 1st. 4.37. Holyoke: Ist, 
16. 2S: Grace, 9. llopklnton: 1st, 4.98. Lan- 
caster: EvanK., 3. 98. Lowell: Highland, 
4.75: Eir.«t. 36. HO. Lynnfleld Center: 1.75. 
Maiden: 1st. 55. 6.'^ MnrshHeld Hlllst 2nd 
Trin., 3.20. Mattappolsett: 12. Medford: 



West, 21.89. Medwayt West, 2nd, 2.80. 
MelroMet Orth., 9.75. MiddleAcldt 2.50; Y. 
P. 8. C. E., 2.70. MIddleborot Ist. 11. 
Nontaisaet Turner's Falls, 1st, 4. Natlcki 
South, John Kliot. 1.50. Xew Bedfordi 
North. 20.45, Newbury: Byfleld-Rowley, 
2.36. Newburyporti Belleville, 10. New- 
torn North. 2.25; West. 2nd, 117. North 
Adamai 2S. North Andovrrt 35.62. North 
Hadleyt 2nd. 10. (HU&hami 12.21. Oxfords 
Ist. 8.37. Palmer: Thorndlke, l8t, 2. 
Plttafleldi Ist, 109.60; 2nd, 84c; French 
Evangr.. 60c. Plaiafleldt 1.50. dolncyi 
Wollaston, 40.40; Swedish, 2. Raynham 
Centrri 1st, 2.25. Reveret 1st. 6. Salemt 
Tabernacle. 38.61. SaadUlleldt Ist, 1.66. 
Sandwich! 4.50. Sharon: Ist, 18.47. Shel- 
buraei Ist, 14.29. Shelbume Falliit 24. 
Somerset. 2.61. Soath Amptont 21. 
Sprlni^eldt Emmanuel, 3.50; North. 
3.16. Tauntont East, 1.58. Watertownt 
Phillips. 83.50. Wenham: 5. We»t 
llrooklleldi 6.22. We«t Sprlnirfleldt 

Ist. 8.20. Went Tliiburyi 1st, 4.80. We«t- 
fleld: 1st, 6.45; 2nd, 23.67. Weatmlniiteri 
1st, 3.11. Y. P. S.. 1.75: W. a, 1.40. Wll- 
braham: North, Grace, 5.67. WInthropi 
Union, 11.13. Woborn: North, 4.62. Wor- 
center t Park, 6; Union. 5.16; Plymouth, 
31.22; Piedmont. 47. Worthinirton: 1. 
Wrentbamt 16.81. 

MasM. A R. I. W. H. M. A.t 415. 

Lcfpacy: Springfield, Est. Hev. Chas. Pea- 
body, 409.41. 

MICHIGAN — $69.25. 

Leiracy $75.38. 

Alpena: 1st. 6.25. BanKort 1.50. Grand 
Blanc: 1st, 4. JenlMont 1. MaakeKoni 
.Tackson St., 1; Hljfhland Pk.. 1. Ovidi 4. 
Rockford: 2. Vpsllantlt 16. 

Womnn*a Home MiMiilonary Unions Al- 
IcKnn: 2.50. Ann Arbor: 15. Jacksont 1st, 
10. Moliue: 5. 

Legacy: Detroit, Est. Croyden L. Ford, 

MINNESOTA — $32.55. 

Duiedale: 24c. Falrmount: 97c. Grand 
Meadow: 15c. Lake City: 1st. 2.26; Swed- 
ish. 30c. Leonard: 35c. Mankatoi Ist, 
34c. MlnnenpoIlM: Fremont Ave., 2.06; 
5th Ave., 1.05; Park Ave., 3.84- Pilgrrim, 
1.91; Vine, 2.24. St. Paul: Hazel Park. 12c; 
Olivet. 3: Pacific. 15c; Plymouth, 3.70: St. 
Anthony Park, 8.97. Sauk Center: 90c. 

MISSOURI — $19.00. 

KnnMan City: Ivanhoe Pk., 19. 
MONTANA — $15.00. 

Plevena: Pilj<. &■ Imman. Ger., 15. 

NEBRASKA — $369.55. 

A%oen: S. Ilcrtrand: 3.12. Blair: 5.91. 
Camp Creek: 3.38 Crete: 7.12. Exeter: 
,^).S2. Franklin: 70.95. Geneva: 4.50. 
Germantowu: German, 2.50. Grand Island: 
<Jer. Pilg:., 8. HaMtluKM: 16.67; Emman. 
(Jernian, 15. Lincoln: Ebenezer Ger., 20; 
Plymouth. 54.95; S. S.. 11.60. McCook: 5. 
1st, 23. .50. Omnba: Plymouth, 9.50. Red 
Cloud: 26. RlNinic City: 3.25. RIvwton: 
13.50. StocUvlUe: 1.56. Weeplngr Water: 
18.64. Wilcox: 10.f)5. 

Womnn*fi Home MI.«iMlonary Union: 20.43. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE — $191,35. 

RaruNtendi North, 1. Berlin: 7.14. Croy- 
den: 1. Dublin: Trin., 2. Eaut Andover: 
2.18. FItxwilliam: 5. Frnnklln: 10. Gil- 
manton: 1.65. Golf«towu: Friend, 5. Green- 
field: Union, 2. Hnnover Center: 1.09. 
Haverhill: Ist, 2. Hopklnton: 8. Keene: 
Court St., 11. Lyndeboro: 1.25. Manchest- 
er: Franklin St., 50: So. . Main St., 16.25. 
Naahun: Pilgrim. 17.18. Orfordville: 3. 
Ofiialpee: 2nd, 80c. Plymouth: 10. Sea- 
brook: South, 1. StewartMown: West, 
50c. Surry: 2. Tilton: 15.4 0. Wentmore- 
land: 1. Wllmoti 1. Wolfeboro: 12.91. 

NEW JERSEY— $200.10. 

Closter: 1st. 3. Kant Orange i Ist. 40.10. 
Glen Rldsre: 102. Jersey Cttys lat, 26. 
Ri%er Edse: Ist. 28. Vinelaadt Pllflrrim. 



NEW MEXICO — $3.15. 
Hurley: Union Evang.. 

NEW YORK — $428.35. 

Ansolai 2.26. Baltias HoUow 5. Bi 
billet 1. Eidrcdt 48c. Faltoa: let. 2; 
Friend, 5. Iloueoyet 3.13. HowelUs 1.26. 
Irondequolt: United. 4. Jameatowm: lat, 
10. Java: 4.92. Klautones 1.44. L«ek- 
portt East Ave.. 10. Newhnrss Ist, 7. 
New Village: 1.71. New York: Wood haven 
Christ. 2: Forest Ave. S. a, 10; Ch. of 
Pilgs.. 13.11; Kockaway Beach. Ist,, S; 
Brooklyn. So.. Friends. 15; Evan^eL. S. S.. 
4. Niagara FaUs: 1st, 5. Orient t L. L. It. 
Putchoirnet Ist, 10. Port Leydeat 70c 
PouvhkeepMlet 1st. 7.60. Pulkaklt SO. Rod- 
man: 5. .*>»chroon Lake: 90c. Seneea Fmllai 
Mem.. 6.66. Smyrna: 2. Speacerp«rtt 10. 
Summer Hill: 3. 

Woman V Home MInatoaary Unl«at Buf- 
falo: 1st W. G.. 5. Carthaser M. S., S. 
Eaat Bloomfleldi L. M. a, 20.86. Falrv^rtt 
W. H. M., 30. Jameatowa: Ist W. U.. SO. 
Mt. Veruoa: Ist, W. U.. 10. New Yorkt 
Broadway Taber. a for W. W., 11.60; 
Brooklyn Central L. B., 60; Brooklyn, Cb. 
of Pilgs.. 5U. RIverheadt Ist, W. U., 16. 
Warsaw: W. U.. 6. Watertowai P. A., 7.96. 

NORTH DAKOTA — $91.80. 

Ameala: 7. Brantfordt Ist, 2. 
1. Drake: 5. Fariand: 1. 
Hebron: 1st, Ger.. 4. HanklBiM»ni 9. 
vcy: 1st, 5. IJtchvlllei 3. Mlnot: 2. Mattt 
1.7 5. Parmhall: 1. Pettibonei Malcolm, 
3. Plaaa: 3. Rceder: 2.28. Recent i 2. 
Sawyer: Highland, 2. Stroads 1. 

i;%'oman*s Home Mlsatoaary Unions W^ak- 
petont 14.77. New Rockford: 18. 
OHIO — $378.46. 

Cincinnati: Lawrence St., 4. Clevelarndt 
Col I in wood, 2.35; 1st, 6.80; Housh Ave^ 
19.43. Colnmbna: Grandvlew Hts.. 6.26; 
I'lymouth, 16; South. 2.25. CoolvUlet 2.20. 
Cuyabo^ica Falls: 1.30. KIrtlaad: 1.10. I^oke- 
wood: 4.80. Maniifleld: Isl, .46.42; May- 
flower. 2. Marietta: 1st. 107.20. Mt, Ver- 
non: 3.90 Newton Falls: 1.60. No. Otai- 
Mtend: Ch. & S. S., 4. Rock Creekt -l.Te. 
Tallmadspt: Ch. & S. S.. 36. Tole4ot 1st, 
75. T^vlnkburgri Y. P. a C. E.. 60c ^Take- 
in: 2nd. 16. Weiit Parkt 6.46. 

Woman*a Home Missionary Ualomt B«r- 

lon: W. S., 50c. Canton: M. S.. 1. Clere- 
Innd: Pilgrim P. W., 10. Cooneautt W. M. 
S.. 55c. ML Vernon: M. S., 1.50. Toledo: 
2nd, J. W. C, 60a 

OKLAIIO.MA — $6.60. 

Carrier: 1.76. Hilb«dale: 3.50. 

OREGON — $14.00. 
Eugene: 1st. 13. 


Smyrna: 1. 


Edwardsvillei Bethesda. 10.50. Kane: 
Ist. 5.50. Meadvllle: Park Ave.. 11.70; W. 
M. S., 5. Mahanoy City: Bethel. 6. NaMti- 
roke: Bethel, 4. Philadelphia s Park, 6. 
PittHton: Welsh, 3.66. Plymoatki Pilfirrim, 
5. SlntlMMrton: 1.27. Stockdalei Salvonlc, 
2. Taylor: Ist, 3.50. Titus vlllei Swedish, 



Harrington: 26.36. Central Pallai 16.93. 
Pawtucket: 10. Provldeacei Plymouth, 10. 
Tiverton: Amicable, 4.91. 

SOtTH DAKOTA — $140.66. 

Alcenter: 2.50. Carthairet 10. Oedmr: 
16c. Cheyenne RiTort 3.24. Clarkt B.St. 


S4c. Pitlo Altnt T5c. 

I ID. MItrkplli ZE. 

Dallaoi JunlUB H'te. S. 3., 

I, S. Claaa of ^ 

■hiniFti ~ ~ 

D. P.. 10; 
Ml. 8.46. 

Ka.itt Brsncli. l.SS. , Km»t Bnrkr 
Hmtni Ist. 6. PhIpIhi Z. In 
■■■■■tl Poadi T.iiO. JanmlcHi 2. 
Pulla: lat. T. MldtfVtawn Sptia 
l*ai T. MOBtK*HFrr Ontvri 2. 
I3t. I. P<wl IMIIUi 1,11, S»l« 
Prd.. 10. Shsrrbani lat. 6.B6. 
5. SD>lhni7( T. WcybrldKei 5 
FalrlFCI 8Tc. 

llBKtBni C< 

pHclflc Grove 

: lllchmond. 

Plf-o H»lBthts. 1 

ItDbrrm I2c> 

Snn Hrrniir.. 

l!>C. i.lS: t.a JDlla. 63c: Mission HI1U. 46c; 
Park Villas, r,<:. San JarlDtsi Tc. Santa 
\nni 1.92. San Yuldrot 9c, Snilpoyi 81c. 
Nbrrmnni ^2r. SIrrrn Madrei l.ST. V«a- 
turnt 32p, Whittlcri 4.87. 

aradn X|irlDRiii 

WASHI\GTON — 128.00. 

Badleotti German. 15. Odvanai EnKllah. 
3. S«attlri PIlKrIm. 10. 

ToMI Donations IT.STO.SR 

Total Lefiacles 481.79 

ALABAM.\ — fT24.00. 

Aaalalnni 31c. Belolli 4Iu-. ImaalaDi 
1st. SOc. MsataoBirm 50c. Talladcxai 
).«&. Tbarabr: 2. 

DonffhiBi 1st, 2. 
AR1Z07«A — 13.76. 

Tm»*i 3.76. 
rALIF-OIINIA {Norlhera) — (166,07. 

AUiuriUi 10. .^5. Altaraat 52c. ApjtrU' 
('■npi 11c. Antlarhi 37c. IlErkrleri lat. 
H; FJorlli. «.«7: Park. 37e: Bpthany. 31c. 
Ranl»i 20r. <:ani»l>rllt 5.35. Dlnnbai 2. 
Fmilalri 1 ^R I.-awI-f. ArmPnlnr. ttr 

Vallc}] 7St ., 

Ladli Isr S. a, sec; lat. _ 

lOc. Marltacat 90c, NIImi 3.50. Oaklandi 
1st S. S.. 5.66: 4th Calvary, ].3i; Pilgrtm, 
i.SS; Prultvale Ave,. TOe; Ward Memortat. 
tSc: Plymouth, 18.46; Oltvel. Sc. Oleaad- 
pri SOc. Onvlllei 1.28. PaOSe Gravei 
■ ~ ~ ■ -■• ~ Par- 

IfaFitorili 1st Hi, of Chrtat. 38,62: 2nd. 
16.50: ImnmniiPl, 80.24: Asvtum Hill. 106; 
4th. 40; riymniilh, 4,50; Talr^lt St.. Z. HIk- 
Bannnii :;. KmaluKtani 9,39. Keali 1st. 
5.31. I^dynrdi 3, MadUoai 10. Hauaflcldt 
Lit, 6. Merldpiti Center. 30. Mlddlebaryi 
10. Mlddlrfleldi l.lin. Mlddlrtonai 8rd. 
r.,.10: Poiilh. Ml, raraiFli 11,20. Mew 
llritalni ^oiitli, SO.S.'^. \»h Haveai West- 
vlllc, 7.2S Pllmlm. 15: Humphrey St„ 14; 

1, ItrdwMHl CIlTi 

1,10; Todd, 30c. 

I 4. no. 

:.75. Old L>m 

Old Sal 

Palnani 2nd, 12.89. Rox- 
buryi Ist. 6.2R. •toulblBK- 
No. MHarhenlf-n Centar. 43. 
.09. S«, WlndHori 1st. 12.26. 
Suillrldi \^t. 20.50. UuloB- 
iilrrbnm Ist, 40.12. Weit- 
. AVr*t N iinridt 1.92, Whit- 
;. Wlltoiit 10 Wladnri 
l.oi-k-: 7.r.:i. Wlnatedi 2nd. 



vlUei Unlen, 23.90: W. Aux., 10. MUimli 
People's, 6. W^eat Palm Benchi Y. P. S., 1. 

GKORGIA — $7.60. 

DemoreMti Union, 6.60. Macon t 1st, 1. 

IDAH4I — $15.00. 

noise t 8. Grand view I 1. New Plymontlit 
3. VaHey Vlewt 1. l^elfteri 2. 

ILLINOIS — $1,497.23. 

Amboy: 1st. 2.07. Aurora t Ist. 15: New 
?:ni?land, 7.48. Bowent 2.16. BrooUfteldi 
2.-50. Carpenteravlllei 1st, 9.91. Cham- 
palftmt let, 32.60. Chlcniroi Christ Ger- 
man, 6: 42nd Ave., 2: 52nd Ave.. 7.50: 
Green St.. 6.80: Leavltt St.. l.BO; Millard 
Ave., 11; Mori?an Park. 6: New England, 
20.56; New 1st. 9.07: Ravenswood. 9.88; 
Rofirer55 Park, 2: South, 30: Warren Ave., 
5.86; Waveland Ave, 11: West Pullman, 
1.14. DeKalbi 1st, 7.63. DePeut 3.00. Dea 
I'lalnen! 1st, 1.50. Downem Grove t 6.50. 
nuudee: 15. EIkIdi 1st, 55. Rvanstoni Ist. 
:*.2.79. Freeport: 1. Geneneoi 1st, 11.14. 
Gl«>ncoei TJnion, 19.50. Godfi^yi 2. Gran- 
vlllei 1st. 35.02. Hlnndalet 92. Kewaneei 
1st. 26. La Grun^rei 1st. 186.60. La Snllei 
1st. 2.50. Lodnt Merrlam. 6.20. Mamellles: 
1.50. Waylleldt 5. Mlllvillet Godfrey, 2. 
Naplervlllei 1st S. S., 6. Neponaett 7; Jr. 
Dent. S. S, 3.56. Oak Parki 1st. 131.31: 2nd, 
49.79; 3rd, 3.83. Odell: 1. Ottawai 1st, 17. 
Paynoni 15 35. Poloi Ind. Presby., 11.79. 
Princetons 1st. 5.64. Qnlncyi 1st TTnion, 
28.90. Rock FallH! 3.35. Roaevlllet 6. St. 
Charlem Ch.. 5.50; S. S.. 6.75. Seatonvlllei 
1st, 1. Shabbonat 3. Strawnt 2.30. Tonlont 
22. 'WataflToi 1st, 7. IVInnetka: 46.58. 
AVoodtttock: 2. 

liVoman*i« Home Mifmionarr Tonlont Al- 
ton: W. S., 4.20. Anna wan I W. S., 1. Cbe- 
banaes W. S.. 2. Chlcaicot 52nd Ave. W. S.. 
3: Grace, W. S.. 1.80; New P3npland, W. S., 
24; New First, W. S., 9.50: Rogers Park. 
C. E.. 2: Warren Ave.. W. S., 10. Dundeei 
1st W. a. 2: C. E., 5. BIfrlni Ist S. S. A. D. 
Class, 25; W. S., 145.30. Geneneoj Jr. C. E., 
2. Jackaonvlllet M. Band, 2.50; S. S., 4, 
La Granarct W. S.. 5. Moywoodt 1st W. S., 
1. Oak Park I 1st W. S.. 60; 3rd, W. S., 3. 
Ottawa! Ist. W. S., 10. Peoria: 1st. S. S., 
12. Pern: W. S.. 1. Port Ryronj W. S., 2. 
<|nlncvt W. S.. 2. Rorkfordt 2nd W. S., 18. 
Rolloi W. S., 10. ShabliOnn: S. S., 10. 
Somonankt W. S., 3.48. Wlnnebavot W. 
S., 2. Wlnnetkni W. S., 15. 

INDIANA — $41.90. 

Fort Waynei Plvmouth. 7. Indlanapollat 

Ist, 1.23; Brij?htw*ood. 2; TTnion. 50r. Ma- 
rlon i 4. Ontario: 1.50. Terre Rante: 1st, 

'Woman'M Home MiHHlonary Union: Fort 
Wa^ue: Plvmouth. W. S.. 5. IndtanapoUat 
Briffhtwood, W. S.. 2. Marlon: Temple. W. 
S.. 1. Terre Haute: 1st S. S., 2; 1st, W. S., 
8.15; Plymouth, W. S., 1. 

IOWA — $821.79. 

Aldeni 7. Alexander: 5. Alllnon: 2.88. 
AlmornI: 2. Amen: 20.20. Anamowa: 4.38. 
Atlantic: 13.03. Aurella: 3. S3. Bear Grove: 
5. Ilelmond: 5. llritt: l.^t. 5. Cantlevllle: 
1. Cedar Fall«: 9.67. Cedar RapldM: 1st, 
11.40. Cbarlea City: S. S. H. P., 5; Ch., 45. 
Clarion: 1.50. Clny: 5. Clear I^ke: Ch., 
4.22: S. S., 76c. Clinton: 2.15. Coleaburfc: 
1. CrcMco: 7.25. Danville: 18. Daven- 
port: Edwards, 9.71. Denmark: 2.60. Dea 
Molnen: Greenwood, 2.13.- Dlekenw: 1.89. 
Dubuque:, 25.30. RaKle Grove: 5. El- 
dorai 9.4S. GmmetMburic: 6.25. Fort Dcnlicei 
3.43. Gardiner: 1. Genoa Bluff: 1.52. 
Gowrle: 10. Cimndvlew: 2.30. Green 
Mountain: 11.31. Grinnell: 34.49. Harlan: 
5.15. Harmony: 70c. Hnrtwiek: 12. Iowa 
City: 7 50. Iowa Fallw: 10.26. Keokuk: 
Ipt, 20.11. KluKuley: 4. Lake View: 3. 
Lons Creek: 2.75. Lyona: 1.07. McGregor: 
6,28, Manchewt*"'* 7.65. Marlon: 13.27. 

MarMhaUtownt 41. Maaon Cltyt 10. Miles: 
S. S., 1. MItcbclvllle: 2. Montlcellox «. 
MuMcatlne: 7.06. Newell: 5.25. New Hnnp- 
ton: Ist. 1.56. Newtoni 1st, 30. Oakland: 
10. Oaaice: 26.75. Oskalooaai 3.70. Ottnrn- 
wa: let, 8. Perry: 5.23. Preaton: 3. Prlai- 
«hari 18.33. Rockfordt 6. Rock Rapids: 
4.68. Rockwell: 6.80. Shenandoah: 14.54. 
Sibley: 4.50. Silver Creek: 1. Slonx Cltyi 
1st, 3C.26; Mayflower, 95c. Slonx Rapids: 

5. Somera: 1. Spencer: 10.45. Steamboat 
Hc»ck: 2. Strawberry Polot: 6.04. TrlpoU: 
2. Union: 50c. Van Clevc: 5. Victor: 54c. 
Waterloo: 1st, 10. Waucoma: 8.75. "Web- 
ster City: 13.10. W^IttemberKi 2. 

W^omaa'a Home Mlaslonary Ualoai Bnr- 
llnirton: 10.58. Clarion: 11. ConncU 
Iflnffa: 1.25; S. S., 1.29. Decorabs 1.59. 
Barlvlllei 5. Kldora: 10; Y. W. Study 
Club, 10. Fayette: 42c. Grlnaellt 16.75. 
Harlan: 88c. Muacatlne: 4.17. Maneheater: 
2.55. \ewbur«: L. A.. 1. Newell: 1.59. 
New Hampton: 1. Old Man»a Creek: 5. 
Perry: 9 4r. Red Oak: 2. Webster CItys 
4.37. Whltlnst 10. 

KANSAS — $97.04. 

Aiwa: 4. Ceutralla: 1st, 8. Ckaaet 3. 
Falrvlew: Plymouth, 4. Gaylord: 1st, 5. 
KansaM City: 1st, 15. Partridge: 3. Stock- 
ton: 4.39. Wichita: Colle/je Hill, 21.50. 

Womnn*a Home Mlsslooary Unions Bai- 
porln: S. S.. 5. Kansas City: Wyandotte 
Fort>st. 3. Imwrence: 6.25. Leavenworth: 
3.75. Olatbe: 2.15. Osborne: 1. Sedffwick: 

6. Stockton: 1. TouKanoxle: 1. 

KF.NTUCKY — $17.01. 

Newport: York St.. 15.16; S. S., 85c. Wll- 
Ilamsburv: 1st, 1. 

LOUISIANA — $8.10. 

Hammond: 2.10. Kinder: Ist, 5. New Or- 
leiina: Beecher Mem. S. S., 1. 



ANbland: i:nion. 2. Rancor: All Souls', 
2.20: Hammond St.. 38.61. Raths Central. 
5. Belffast: 1st, 3. Benton Fallaj 2. Brew- 
er: Ist, 3.60. Bucksport: 3. 'Calata: 15. 
Dedham: 1. Deer Isle: 2; Sunset, 1. 
port: 1. Kllsworth Falls: Union, 1. 
IniCton: 1st, 5. Gardiner: South, 1. Oor- 
bam: 6; S. S.. 3.80. Kennebnnk: 2nd. 8. 
Keunebunkport: South, 1. Lebanon Cen- 
ter t 1. Lewlston: Pine St, 4. Machlaa: 
Center St . 3.61. Madlaon: 4.39. Norway: 
2nd. 3. Patten: 2. Perry: 1. Phllllpat 1. 
Portland: 2nd Parl.«?h, 2; High St., 1.50; 
State St.. 150: Woodfords, 7.89; Williston. 
36.60; Friend, 1. Presqne Isle: 5. Sanfard: 
No., 7. .Sherman Mills: Washburn 
Alom., 1. Skowbearan: Island Ave., 2.50. 
.«<oi'th Portland: Cape & Elizabeth, 1st. 3. 
Steuben: 1. Vassalboro: Adams Mem., 2; 
River.side. 2. Warren: 5. Waterfordt 1st, 
4. WoHtbrook: 2.08; Cumberland Mills. 
Warren, 58. Wilton: 5. W^lndhami 1st, 1. 
York Beach: 1. 

Woman^a Home Missionary Union: Al- 
fred: 1. AuRTUsta: 3.50. Bnngror: All Souls* 
l.'^O. Illddeford: 2nd, 2. Brunswick: 6.30. 
Foxcroft & Dover: 45c. Gardiner: 70c: 
South, 70c. Hallowell: 70c. Norrldarewoekj 
:,^^c. Orono: 35c. Portland: Williston, 9.72; 
Woodfords. 11.89; State St., 5.25. Sanfords 
35c. Skowhe«an: 90c. Thomaston: 42c. 
Wo<itl»rook: 94c. AVInslow: 70c. 

MASSACHUSETTS — $4,649.52. 

Abhti^on: 1st, 7.07. Adams: Ist. 66. 
>vani: 10. Amesbury: Union. 2.64. 
herM:, 40: 2nd, 15. Andover: So. S. S., 
10: So. Ch., 75. Andover: West, 8.74; Free. 
9. Arllni^ton: 52.96; Heights, 10.40. Aak- 
biirnbnm: l.^t, 3.92. Ashland: 2.60. Atkol: 
Kv.nn^.. 32. Attleboro: 2nd, 64.85: 2nd S. 
S., 10. :n. Barnstable: Centerville, So., 3.36, 

Continued In May nuin)»er 



The Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 

Samuel F. Wilklns, Treasurer - 8#5 Congregational House, Boston, Mass. 

Receipts, January, 1917 


Anntotont First, 35c. Athenst Trinity, 
6.34. Beloiti Union. 45c. Ironatont 30c. 
Lavernet 2. Midland Cltyt 2. Mobilet 

First S.. 82c. Montmomeryt First, 50c, Tal- 
ladeKat First. 3 65. l*borsbyt S., 8. Total, 
124.41, of which ?8.82 is C. D. Coll'ns. 

Ooai:laat First, 4. 


Ser%'iee: 12.50. Tempe: First. 80c. To- 
tal, $13.30. 


Geatryi 6. 

CAI.lFtlRNIA, K, — 

Alamedat First, 13.21; W. M. S., 5.50. 
Altaraat 1.29; W. M. S.. 56c. AnirerH 
ramp: 28c; W. M. S., 5c. Autlocht 92c; W. 
M. S., 15c. Aabornt S.. 8. Berkeley t First, 
56: W. M. S.. .'>.25; North. 8.53; W. M. S., 
2.76; Bethany W. M. &, 2c. Bowlest 48c; 
W. M. S., 8c. Campbellt 13.55; W. M. S., 
3.65. Cereal Smyrna Parle, W. M. S., 5c. 
Cloverdaiei W. M. S.. 1.40. DInubat Ger- 
man. 3. Ferudalei W. M. S.. 70c. Fowler t 
Armenian. 80c. Freanoi First W. M. S., 
60c. Graaa Valley i 1.18; W. M. S.. 30c. 
TIaywardat 9oc: S., 5.62; W. M. S., .36c. 
Likelys 65c: W. M. S., 10c. Lodli First, 
2.73; S., 1.69; W. M. S., 1.61; Ebenezer Ger- 
man W. M. S.. 30c. Martlneat 1.3S; W. M. 
S., 36c If Ileal 6.50; W. M. S.. 1.05. Oak- 
landi First W. M. S., 23.10; Calvary, 72c; 
Pilgrim. 2: W. M. S.. 12c; Fruitvale Av., 
1.76; W. M. a. 30c; Ward Memorial. 39c; 
W. M. S., 6c: Plymouth. 30.08; W. M. a, 
882; Olivet, 20c; W. M. a. 3c. Oleanders 
r.Oc W. M. a. 1.14. Orovlllet 6.50. Paelflc 
iJrovei 5 92; W. M. a, 1.92. Palermot 1.95. 
Palo Altai W. M. S.. 1.75. Paradlaet 1.07; 
W. M. a. 17c. Petalamat W. M. a, 73c. 
rartervllle: W. M. S., 70c. Redwood Cltyi 
4 46: W. M. S, 1.59. Saeramenfos 5.72; W. 
M. S.. 94c. San Franclncot First, 12.90; W. 
M. S., 4.20; Richmond W. M. S., 35c. San 
Iforensot Union S.. 2.70. San Rafael t W. 
M S., He. Santa Crnat 10.49; W. M. S., 
l.ftJ^. Santa Roaat First. 7.86; W. M. S., 
1.2S; Todd. 70c. Saratoffat 5. Sonoma: 1. 
^oqoelt 1.19. Stoektoni 6. Snianni 1.25; 
W. M. a. 21c. Sunnyvale! 2.77; W. M. a. 
T7c. Total, $314.02. of which $75.41 Is re- 
ceived through W. H. M. U. 


Bear Moimtalni S., 81c. Brea: 50c. Cal- 
vxlroi 2.75. Chula Vlatai 85c. Claremontt 
31.(2. Rasle Roekt 5.80. Eacondldoi 2.20. 
C«rahaait 30c. Hawtbornes 1.45. Hyde 
l*arki 30c. Im Meaai Central. 4.80. Lawn- 
dalrs 26c. Lemon Gruvet 1.93. Loh An- 
wieat First, 30.42; Park, 2.11; East. 49c; 
Pico Heights. 7.22: Olivet, 3.60; Grace. 73c; 
Mt. Hollywood. 6.81; Messiah, 9.21; Beth- 
any. 97c: Berean, 94c. Marleopas 3. Mon- 
ravtai 2.50. Morenoi 85c. National Cityi 
^5c. . Oneontai 1.70. Ontario: S.. 21.50. 
Paaadeaat First, 21.25; Pilgrrim, 1.87. 
PaMo llpbleai 60c. Pomona i 10.35. Red- 
laaiat 7,50. Redondo Beacbi 1. Roaedalei 
1-33. San nemardlnoi First. 1.68. San 
nie»ot First. 19; Mission Hills. 2.25; Park 
Villas. 73c; LAJolla, 5.50. San Jacinto: 
Toe. Santa Anai 9.60. Satlcoy: 7.30. San 
^■fdeo: 44c. Sherman: 2.10. Sierra 
^■dre: 9.36. Ventura: 1.58. Wlllowbrook: 
30. W. H. ». U.J 44.73. For Supplies, 90c. 
Friend "N. W. B.," 25. Total, $350.79, of 
which $44.73 Is received through W. H. M. 


Aiilt: 5.43. Bonlder: 11.30. Colorado 
SprlnnTMt Second. 7.50. Created Butte: 2.50. 
Denver: Boulevard C. E., 5; Plymouth, 
1.50: Berkeley, 5. Eaton: 20. Greeley: 10. 
.\uela: 1. Pueblo: Pilgrim, 3; Minnequa, 
3. Total, $75.23. 


Anaonin: 32.40. Avon: 5. Bethel: 13.46. 
nioomfleld: 4..^«5 llranford: 15.50. Bridge- 
port: Park St.. 99 93; West End. 3.43. Brla- 
tol: 74.36. Brookfleld Center: 10.50. Chea- 
ter: 7.G5. Clinton: 10.20. Colllnavlllet 19. 
Columbia t 8. Cornwall: First, 15. Crom- 
well: 2.33. Danbnry: First, 17.44. Dan- 
ielaon: 20.13. F,aat Caaaani 6. Baat 
Hampton: 7.85. I<:aat WIndaor: 12.60. En- 
field: 20.65; a. 2; L. B. a, 5. Falla VII- 
Inare: 2. Glaatonbury: 31.16. CU>ahent 6; 
S.. 6.13. Hartford: First. 61.30: Fourth, 35; 
Talcott St.. 2: Tmmanuel. 66.85; W. M. S., 
7.55: Asylum Hill. 95; W. M. S.. 26; Wind- 
.<ior A v.. 15.58; Plymouth, 4. HlKsranum: 
2: W. M. a. 3. Ivoryton: W. M. S., 10. 
ICeiialnctou: 18.78. Kent: 7.75; S.. 1. Llteh- 
Aeld: W. M. S.. 8. Madlaon: 7.65. Man- 
eheater: Second W. M. S.. 17.98. Manafteldt 
First. 7.50. MIddlebnry: C. & S.. 25. Mld- 
dlelleld: 1.58; W. M. S.. 3.16. MIddletowni 
South, 17.34; Third. 5.30. MItford: Ply- 
mouth W. M. S.. 3.75. Mt, Carmel: 10.80. 
New Britain: First, 170; S.. 6.36; W. M. 
S.. 15: South, 50.85. New Canaant S.. 26. 
New Haven: Grand Av.. 8.94; Plymouth, 
42.39; Westvllle. 1.15; Cradle Roll, 2.71; 
Pllprrim W. M. S.. 15.30; Humphrey St.. 
13.50. Newlnicton: 16.84. New London: 12.54. Newtown: 10.50. NIanllet 4. 
Norfolk: 45. North Branfordt 5. North 
Guilford: 1. North Stonlnicton: 7. Nor- 
walk: S. 5. Norwich: First, 11.66: Sec- 
ond, 4.36; Broadway S.. 20: Taftville, 6. 
Old Lyme: 20.83; W. M. S.. 3.60. Old Say- 
brook: 7: W. M. a. 8.01. Oranset 21. 
Plautavlllet 8.63. Pomfret Centert 3.82. 
Poqnonook: Aux.. 6. Preaton: 9.25. Put- 
nam: Second. 8.59: W. M. S.. 5. Rocky 
Hill: 5. Salem: 53c. SImnbury: 5.57. South 
Glnfctonbtiry: 3. Sonthlnirton: 11.51. South 
Maneheater: 36; W. M. S.. 5. Stratford: 
2.15. Snftleld: 10. Talcottvllle: S.. 20. 
iri^lonville: 4.20. Waterbury: First. 36.25. 
Westbrook: 2.57. Went Hartford: W. M. 
S.. 6: Cradle Roll. 12. IVeat Suliield: 1.57.. 
\%'hltneyvilles 11,86. \%'ilton: 10. W^lnd- 
nor: 2.33. \%'lMdaor Locka: 7.53. WInatedi 
Sorond. 4.21; Traveler's Club, 13. Total, 
$1,734.23. of which $176.05 Is received 
through W. H. M. U. 


Waabinirton: First. 19.30; Ingrram Mem'l., 
6; a. 72c: C. E.. 75c. Total, $26.77. 


Jaekaonvllle: 5. Mount Dora: 2.50. 
Philips: 1. Sanford: 3. 'Wemt Palm Beach: 
C. E.. 1. \Ve«t Tampa: Cuban, 36c. Total, 



DemoroMt: 5.90. Macon: 1. Friend: At- 
lanta. 2. Total. $8.90. 


Dolae: Firdt. 13. Challln: 3. KelloKKi 
2.80. Lewiatoii: 94c: Orchards, 1.58. 
Monnt.'iln Home: 5. Ne>v Plymouth: 4; 

Valley View. 1. Total, $31.32. 


Alton: 5.39; W. M. S., 4.20. Amboy: 96c. 



Annawant W. II. S., 1.05. Aororai First, 
10; New England, 5.98; W. M. S., 3.50. 
BntHTlat W. M. S.. 4. Bloomlnvtoni S., S. 
OQ%veni 1.57; W. M. 8., 2. Brlnfleldt W. 
M. S.. 2. BrcKiklleld: 2. Banker Hllli W. 
M. S., 1.50. Bareaot S., 3.52. Carpcntem- 
billet 5.35. Chaaipaiirai 25.44. Cfeebaaaet 
W. M. S., 2. Cherryt 1. Chicasoi Austin 
W, M. S., 3; Bowmanvllle Prim. Dept., 6; 
California Av., 5.85; Thomas Mem'L, 1.50; 
Fellowship W. M. S.. 1.25; Fifty-second 
Av.. 6; S.. 26.36; W. M. S., 1; Forty-second 
Av., 1; Grace W. M. S.. 1; Grand Av. 8., 
7.50; W. M. S., 1; Grayland, I* Green St.. 
5.44; W. M. S.. l;"Lake View W. M. 8., 1; 
L.incoln Mem'l., 1; Millard A v. 8., 6; New 
England, 16.82; W. M. 8., 18; New First. 
9.07; W. M. S., 9. GO; Park Manor W. M. 8., 
1; Ravenswood. 8.44; Roarers Park C. E., 
2: W. M. 8.. 10.95; 8t. Paul 8., 2.80; 8oTith, 
25; South Chicago. 10; University, 10; 
Warren Av.. 3.91; W. M. 8.. 1.45: Washingr- 
ton Park W. M. S.. 2; Welllngrton Av. W. 
M. S.. 2. Danvillei First. 4. DeKalbt First, 
6. De tiongi 4. Des Plainest 1.25. Down- 
er** Grove t 6. Dundee t W. M. 8., 2; C. E., 
5. Dwiirhti W. M. 8., 2. Elslni 42; W. M. 
S., 10.75. KvauMton: 54.67; W. M. 8.. SO. 
Galenbnnri Central, 20. Oeneseos 6.18; Jr. 
C. E.. 2. Gloucoex 9.50. Granville i Stand- 
ard Mission S.. 3.16. Htvlilandt 2. HIns- 
dalet 83.60. lUlnli W. M. 8., 2. 
Iranhoei W. M. S.. 2. Caeoni 
8., 6. La Granarei 20; W. M. 8.. 30. Llnlet 
1. Lombard t 9.20. LyoUMvlllet 8.. 12.50. 
Aiarshalls W. M. 8., 2. Mayivoodt W. M. 8., 
2.50. Maxoni W. M. S.. 1. MetropolUx 8., 
T.39 Mollnet First, 9; 8.. 16.25. Morion 
Park I W. M. 8., 1.50. Neponaett 6. Oak 
Parks First. 87.54; 8., 5; W. M. 8.. 27; Sec- 
ond, 2??.88; Third, 3.24; W. 8., 2.60. Ottawat 
15; W. M. S.. 8. Park Rldget W. M. 8., 1. 
Paxtoni 2.60. Peoria t First Y. L. Guild, 
5. Perm W. M. 8., 1. Port Byront W. M. 
8., 2. Propbetatownt W. M. 8.. 1.50. Qnin- 
cyi 24.07; W. M. 8., 1.09. Rockfordt Sec- 
ond W. M. S., 24.25. St. Charle«t 4.60; S., 
e.lff. Seatonvlllet 1« Sewardi W. M. 8.. 
.^.54. ^habbonai 8., 4.64. Stlllman TaUeyt 
W. M. 8.. 2.93. Strawnt 1.80. Snnunlti 8.. 
6.39. To-lonj 10.80; W. M. 8.. 1. IVan- 
kefcnni W. M. 8.. 1. Wavcrlyt 7.50. We«t- 
ern Sprlnurm 5.55. l^lnnetkat 36.14; W. M. 
8., 10. Wyomlnst 10: W. M. 8., 1. Total, 
$1,069.06. of which $21.60 is C, D. Coll'ns, 
and $261.96 received througrh W. H. M. U. 


Port ^Vaynei First, 7; W. M. 8.. 6. In- 
dlnnapollnt First, 1.23; Brightwood, 3; 
Union, 50c. Marlon: 4. Ontarloi 1.50. 
Porteri 8., 32.1b. Shipshewanat 1.42. 
Terre Haiitei First. 6.52; 8.. 2; W. M. 8.. 
4.0S: Plymouth W. M. S.. 1. Total, $69.40. 
of which $5.08 Is received through W, H. 
M. U. 


Alexiiiidert 4. Aillaoni 2.87. Almorali 2. 
Amefi: 15.20. Annmonai 3.05. Atlantlci 
14.51. Aorellas 4.06. Belmondi 6.21. 
Illencoei 1.42. BnrliuKrtoni W. M. 8., 10.58. 
CaMtlevlllei 1. Cedar Falls: 9.67; W. M. 8., 

HI Bluffs^ *i»Di 1^.. x.-./, »» . «*. i".. *.-«. 
Oeseot 0.45. Creston: First, 10; Pilgrim, 
5; W. M. S.. 4 2c. Danville: 18. Daven- 
port: Edwards. 9.71; W. M. S.. 2.86; Berea. 
3.20. Decornh: 10; W. M. S., 1.59. Den 
Moines: Gnenwood, 75c; Union S., 2. 
DIekens: 193. Dnbuque: First, 24.30; 
Summit W. AI. S., 2.08. Kniirle Grove: 4.69. 
Karlville: 2.35; Y. L. S., 2. Kldora: 7; W. 

wiek: 6. Ha warden: W. M. 8., 2.62. lo^ 
City I 7.50. Iowa Palls: 10.05. Keoknkt 
20.11. Lake View: 8. Larehwoodt 2.45. 
l«onir Greek: 2.75. Lyons: 1.06. MaBehesters 
7.65; W. M. 8., 2.55. Marion: 6.87. Mlnden: 
5. Mitchellvllle: 2. MontleeUo: 3.75. 
Monut PleajMint: 4.97. Mnacatines First, 
3.02; W. M. 8., 4.17. Newbnrfpi W. M. S.. 
1. Newell: 5.25; W. M. 8., 1.69. Newtan: 
25. Oakland: 10. Oaase: 36; W. M. S.. 6.42. 
Oakaloosn: 8.69. Oto: 3. Ottonnwas F'irst. 
8. Perry: 4.68; W. M. 8., 94c. Preston: S. 
PHni.vhar: 4.68. Red Oaki 2.25; W. M. S., 
1; W. H. M. U., 2. Rockford: 6.66. Roek 
Rapids: 4.67. Rowea: 5. Samt*ii:a: 1. 
Sheldon: 3.97. Sibley: 3. SUver Creekt 
1.50. Sioux City: First, 32.24; Mayflower, 
1.46. Sioux RapIdM: 10. Sloan i 2.46. Sons- 
era: 1. Spencer: 9.30. Strawberry Point: 
<?.04; W. M. 8., 75c. Tripoli: 2. Unlont 50c 
Waterloo: First. 10. Waucomai 3.75. 
IVebnter City: 13.10; W. M. 8.. 4.38. ^Vklt* 
inic: 13. WIttembers: 14c. Total, $73€.06, 
of which $90.77 is received through W. H. 
M. U. 


Almeua: 1. Altoa: 60c. Atekiaons 8. 
C^ntralia: 12.50. Bnreka: 8. OarfteMs €. 
Great Bend: 10. Hutchinson: "Friend^*'*l. 
Independence: 50c. Kanaaa City: Chelsea, 
12. Lawrence: 3.23; W. M. 8., 6.25. Leav- 
enworth: W. M. 8.. 3.75. Mount Vemo«: 
2.50. NIckeraon: C. Sc 8.. 4. Oaeldnt 
•Friend," 55c. Ottawa: 10.50. Sed^wleki 
10. Stockton: W. M. 8.. 4. Sycamoret 1. 
Toi>eka: First W. M. S., 11.18; Central, 
26.30; W. M. 8., 16; B. Indianola, 2.50. 
Wichltn: Fellowship, 7: College Hill. 18.50. 
Wyandotte Poreat: W. M. 8., 4. Total, 
$189.86. of which $4.00 is a C. D. Coll'n. 
and iii.lS received through W. H. M. U. 


Newport: 5.16; S., 85c. WlUla 
Total. $7.01. 


Hammond: 3.10. 
First, 5.12. Total, 


Alfred: W. M. 8., 75c. Ashland: 3. Am- 

gUNta: South W. M. 8., 2.50. Bansort All 
_ouls, 11.60; W. M. 8., 1; Hammond St.. 
41.43. Bath: Central, 6. Belfast: First, S. 
lieu ton Falls: 2. BIddefordt Second W. M. 
8.. 1.50. Brewer: First, 4.50. BmnawtelKS 
W. M. 8.. 4.50. Calais: 15. Dedkaais 1. 
Deer Isle: First. 2; Sunset, 1. Bllawortk 
Falls: 1. Parmlni^ou: 5. Foxeroft aad 
Dover: W. M. 8., 30c. Gardiner: W. M. S-. 
r.Oc; South W. M. 8., 50c. Gorhams 9. 
Greenvine: 11. Hallowell: W. M. S., 50c 
liarrlMoii: 2. Kennebunk: 10. KenncbuBk- 
port: South, 1. Lebanon: 1. Lewlatoat 4. 
Machias: 3.74. Madison: 3.25. Norrl^lKe- 
wocki W. M. 8., 25c. Norway: Second, 5. 
Orono: W. M. 8., 25c. Patten: 1.50. Perry: 
1. Portland: Second Parish, 6; State St.. 
125; W. M. 8.. 3.75; Woodfords, 10.53: VT. 
M. S., 18.17; Williston. 67.85; W. M. Sw. 
9.09. Presqne Isle: 5. Sanford: 12; W. IC 
8.. 25c. Sherman Mills: 1. Skowke«cmu< 
2..'i0; W. M. 8., 65c. South PorUamdt First, 

4. Steuben: 2. Stockton: W. M. S.. 1.50. 
Stoninficton: 1. Thomastont W. VL. S., 30c 
I'uiont 1. Vassalboro: Riverside. 2; Ad- 
am.s Meni'L. 1. M^arren: 4. TTeatbro^ki 
.1.68; W. M. 8., 1.63; Warren. 61. ^WUt<»Bt 

5. Windham: 2. W^inalow: W. M. S., SOc 
Yarmouth: 5. YOrk Beach: 1. Friend t *X>. 
W. K.. 1. Total. $504.97, of which $43.39 
Is received througrh W. H. M. U, 



s 1. 

12. Kinder: 


Baltimore: Associate, 16.83. 

Abinictou: 6.68. Adam»: 60.50. Ami 
hnrv: Tnion. 2.42. Amherst: First. 15: 
Seco-nd. 12. Andover: South, 50; West, 


S.Oi; Free. S.EO. ArUnKtani 33.0>: HelKhti. 

.... . -^ ,_. u.-at 3.64. Athvli 

G9,4G: S., S.BO. 

3.22. Bedtordi 

lelnonti Waverly. Si 
<^j».. .<.<». u.. »..crlyi WaBhlnartOD St., 
7.i3. ULielu««n«i S. U«>t«i>i Old South, 
iOeSi Second. Uorchenter, 21.11; Park St., 
JB.lf; Union, S1.78: PhllllpB, South. 10; 
UriKhton. 15.«Z; Eliot. Roibury, G.«g; 
Central, 120; West Roxbury. 13; Shaw- 
milt, G.'>5; NeponBec, 10; &, 10; HlBhlaod 
a.. RDxbury. 11.37: HydE Park. 31; AllBton. 
::;.tS; Ctntral S.. DorchoBter. 10; Roalin- 
dale. :0; Komaey. Dorcheater, 4.2Z; Clar- 
endon, Hyde Park. 1; Armenian, B. BralB- 
tnei Flrat. 7.41. DrldKcHalert Central Sq., 
9.18. Brtxrktsai First. 10: Lincoln. 2. 
nrookOclili l.ue. Diwoklinci Harvard, 
104.09. Canbrlilcci PllErlni. 13.23; Wood 
Mem'l Sl Uopp, 2.47. CkarleinoBt > first, 
S.30. ChelnafoiHi North, 4.3G. ChelMBi 
Firot. 3.90; Central, 10.40. Cllutoni Flrit, 
.8. t;<>haMwli Beecbwood S., Chrl - 

. , 611.^5; S.. id. GcarsetatTBi 

4.16. (iratioBi Ftstiervllle, G. Oraakyi 
fi.2S. firrmt IfBrrlBstani 30.60. QncBBcMi 
First, 11,05: Second. 14. Hadlvji Flrat, 
t.b2: .North, 9. HalKaai 2. HaaaoBi 3. 
Hardwlrki GLlbertvllI- - 


__ Hb« 

Holbrovki ».. 10. Holilcni 
^«ai 3.t>2. Il«lr<ikei Second. 
SloBi Si^cond. 4. Ivanli ' 


1 West 

71. YBrBiaulh 

Adill»Bni 3. AIIfkbbi I. Alpeaai Sic. 
AlgilBri L'.7<l. ^an Arbori 41.50. AlkvBHi 
3. AtlBBlBi 3. BnoKOri West, 2. Bar 
Cllyi l.OS. Dearna Htlli 1. nrataa Hai^ 
ban Tl'. BeiiaaBlni 25.74, Btx Bapldai First, 
11. nitt Rwki 3. BreckriirldKei 4. BrMmr- 

■ I 7.M. FIIbii ij. uimorei i. 
Rnpldit Second. 25.50; Wallln 
13.75. UraiM I.akri l.GO. HaBcocki 

Kalamaaooi 40. Lake A 
Hem H. Lakri-leTTi 5.7. 
-■ "2^.02; PllBrl- 

37, Ptnr QrsTCi 
3. I'DBtlae: 10. Partlaadi 2. Part 9aB> 
Havi I. Rcdrldsei 2. Reed Cltyi 1.75, 
nh'amoBdi 3,50. Iloek Lakei 7c. Radaeri 

IS. L'uloB Cltyi 5.77. VetiBin 
Wntenllrli 4. Wblteballi 5. Wolvrrlaet 

1.75. Total. (961.21, of which J93.75 ia C. 



WBTi Village, 5, Melri 
36.57. Mrrrlmsei I.' 

5.01. MUlla: 3.15. HI...- „„-.—.. 

5.:!5. Katleki 41.84. Newhnrri Flrat. 1.74. 
KcHbariparti Central. 21; Belleville. 2.10. 
NrntoBi Flrat, St.EO: Eliot. 138. 2S: North, 
J.42; Newtoavllle, 125. North Adanai &, 
S. .VaribainptoBt First. 13.01; EdwardH, 
38. .Xarih Atllebaroi Attleboro Falls. 2.25. 
NorrkbrWcei Center. 2: Whltlnsville, 

271.33 : 

. W.." lOU. 

PeabodM Sou 

ai 2. PlttiDcl 

BlBcri Fir 

. 20.45; Wr 

et,- 2. ^Blneyr Uethan; 

c«t«i Fl 
F«rli Pii 

Atlantic. 5. Ranilolplii 

,., 4,40. 
, Cove 

mehmoDdi 13.75. 


I Firs 

Pieeon . . _ 

HaTcBti South. 2.52; Cromb.. . 

Sawcvai ditto lid ale. 5.6«. Some 
First. 3,8.t; West. 4.70; Prospect H 
Winter Hill. 15. Soathamploai 1.37. 1 
brM«ai Union. 6,50. Sontli Iladlcr 
SvrlwtaeMi Hope. 33.411; J'ark. 5: Faith, 
1»,80. SterllBRt - '- - 




8.81; Win 

'althani Piia 
ni 7. SO, Wat- 
Hllla, 44.17. 
vten netvBiuTi First, 2, Waat SBriBcOcldi 
^IttlneBKue. 3,30. WealfraBdi 1. WcTmontki 
Old South, 13^8: A Bralnlree, 4.25; Pil- 
Krim. 18.27. Wkatetr) 2.88. WhltnuBi 
*" - WllbnkBHi North. 5.07. Wllmlnc 

- ■' 1. WlB- 

. Bast. : 
It 8.60. » 

WlBCheadaBi florlh,' 14. 4i 

W. M. S.. 420. Cans Idkei W. M. S., 2Ec. 
CbirlBMii f. ;5c. CrookatoDi W. M, S.. 2.94. 
"". M. S^. 31c^ DodKcCcB 

. d.. BBc. Ejt- 
relalor: >>ii>; vv, n. »., 1.59. FalrnOBd 
t.H, KarlbBBlli W. M. 3.. l.«8. FeltOBi 
W. M. H.. 25f. Frrsaa FBlIm W. M, S., 1.S6. 
Frrdlri 34c. Fsad dn Lari W. M, S., 2(C. 
FrerbarBt '.2v. Glennuudi 2.42. aranvlllel 
24c. Grand tlendoni VV. M. S.. 2.87. Ofbd- 
lle Kanni 78c. nrovelaadi 6.38. iBteraa- 
tlOBBl FallHi 1,39. Lake Cltyt First, 1.E9; 
W. M. S.. 1.48. Melatoahi 



: Flra 

Miraballt 1.. 

-.2n. MlBBcapollHi 

^ mouth. 61.38; W. 

M. S.. 10.27: Park Av„ 39.21: Pilgrim. 1.84; 
W. M, S„ 72c: Vine. 1.14; Como, 8,10; W. 
M. S., 2.10; Open lioor W, M. S.. 1.56: Lyn- 
dale. 4.7a; Fremont Av.. 14.17; S., 28c: W. 
M, f. 90c: Fifth Av., 3,28; S., 2.39: Rob- 
blnsdale W. M, S.. 1.96; Forest HclKhlB, 
4.8B: W. M. S.. 2.31: Linden HIHs, 11.2S; 
Lvnnhurft, 2,47: Moinlngside W. M. 8.. 
1.29. Mmirheadi 3.46. Morrlai 3.06. Marrla- 
«o»ni W. ftr. 6.. OJc. NarfbAeliii 35.45. Or- 
louilllei 1 35. Pellraa Bapldm SSc. RfHW 
t'rrekt 23c. SI. Cbarleni 2.47. SI. Paali 
PIvmoulh W. M, S.. 1,89: Olivet, 4,50; W. 
M.' S.. 2,10; Cyril. 1.44: Immanuel W. M, 
S.. 2.11. Sllvrr Lakvi 2.92. Sprlac Valleyi 
7sr; W. M. S., 30c. Waarrai 2. Warulai 
2.03. Wlnnaai First, H.3S. Total, (369,92, 
of v,hich 171.30 is reoetveil through W. H. 
M I'. 

tJamiTOBi 5. t'ole Clinipi 9. Greaa Kldaci 


tllxi F , 

^S.tfS: WtslmlnHtrr S,. S; W. M. B., B8.16: 
I-t'.»,]>ert Av. C. & &.. 1I<. Klddrri 1. Mb- 
BlvntoHi l.H: S.. T3c: W. M. S., B.SI. Old 
itrpliiirdi W. M. ^:.. 2.74. Xt. Joapphi First. 
1145: a.. 1E.Z3: L. M. 9.. 6.25: V. L. M. S.. 
tlOe. at. L«Bliii First W. H.8.. 21.9i:PllB;rlm, 
S.TO: S., 7S.0B; W. A., fi.l!: K. D.. 1; Foun- 
tain Park. 12: Hyde Park U H. 9.. 1.12; 
y. I~ M. S, I.JO; C. B., BOo; Ollvo Branch 
W. M. R. T5c: Hope, li); Reber Place S., B. 
!>r<4iill)ii FIrnt, U: W. M. S.. 4.3». SprinK- 
flrldi Swedish. H., 1. UVIwt^r Gniv«i 80: 
W. .A.. 4. Wlllovr flprlBKni S.. 1.25. Total. 
tl4K.:)4. of which %nh.(l9 Is received 
thrijiidh W. H. M. V. 

I 3. Oanri 2. Danklrki S.. 1. 
I.2!>. GlPudlVFi 5. Hardliii 4. 
larvit Fit'Bl. l.r>n. Llvlns-laiit SO. IHrdl- 

-on land . First, 

I vraiBKi ?<.. j::. Corllandi 
(avpntrivniri 3. KlIsalHthtsi 

""m.' sT,~i7"HaV. 


'H r.. S., 1. HorabM .. 

Iiilieui .'>.. 3. LfHrkporti East Av. W. H. 
. 2. Mndrldt 9. MaBnt Slaali S., 10: C. 
. I. ^pnlturcbi 6. Kifw Vorki Cllntoo 
v.. IfiO: '-h. rif the Evangel.. B.60; FlBt- 
isb. 4;.T3: I., v.. 12: Lewie Av.. H,40: 
iirk PliPiip. S,3B: liiiKby. BOc: Saint Mark's 
. Ill: Bethany. 10; S.. B; Broadway Tab!.. 
l.'iC: Harlc-ni, 2: Manhattan W. G.. 3; 
li<sl:lni«. Flrftt. IT. 20: S.. SB. 76: Jamaica. 
Richmond Hill, 10; Woodhaven, First, 

■ ../..) -I. s.. 2.50. Orteati 

M. H.. 2. PaoBh- 
r KalUi 3. Itlvpi^ 

)od Will. 11.03; Pil- 

2r..0S «'aii 

iiiabrat 27.4 

k<srf> IS. 

ir.. Rxefrn 

. W. 

M. S., 3»c. 


.. Frauklti 

W. M. S.. 

9 Or. 

I'rlradi' W. M. .S.. s: 

!c. Grnrtoai 2; ^ 

V. M. 

farvardi W. 


W. ■ M.' iJ, 

, 310. Mac 




Butler A\ 

'.. 3,SI. I.«i 

1 S.. 3.31. MrCookr 

W. M. S.. lie 

■. Si»- 


K, Ka4-falk 

. Fl 

rst W. M. S, 

. 37c. 

OiHukai 1 

■■■Irst. H.SO 

: w 

. M. S.. 4.0«, 


vpiina. V. 

, M. 3., 13t 

'. nrd riondi 13. 


12. fiBllant 

B. Wavrriyi 

M. S.. 1.35. 

Walpr. 22 


cox, W. M. S.. f.Of. 

■ Yoi 

rk. 10.10, ' 



f which »1 


Is a C. D. ColVn, 

) rccflved ( 

iBh W. H. M. 

. u. 

llraoi ■ 

r.fB; W. M. 


1.24. Total. 



Ina;. l.EO. AnherBlt S.lf.. Aado 

llartletti 2. Dptklphpmi W. M. 6.. 


•allxlii rvi 0. 
MillTII )l\liOTA — 
AuniiiiMHi-- 3, llcachi 

h". M. S.. 1. K 
M. S., Ml I'lyn 
laadi W. M. S 
llui l.r.2. Grat 
l.KB. Illllaban 
9. KrNoi S.. 
tllchlKaai 10. 
IMIIbnnei .lOc 
a.. 1. Sawycn 
»ilr»adi W. M. 

arasat 1.71). 
.IS. Drerlnii 

bnlillni 4.21. V.xrlm Flrxt. 8.33. nilBUini 

Flisl. 2. Auhl 

2.1.'.. linirnlawni .^.32, Hamptoai W, M. S., 

Avna l.akpi > 

Dlk<-ri II., Hlllaborat Smith McmL 11.50, 

IEIiimIiiIpi B, Ilollliii 0,29, Hopklatwai W. 

M. K. 21c. Kpcnrt ?'ll-!il. 11: K.. 10. Laesulni 

4.1 S. CkllllPOl 

ll.r,;. I.anraatPr< 3.95. LlltlPtaa. 24.T3. 

TiM-t. ;.12; W 

Mnilliiirri 4Sc. Manchrstrri Flrnt, 71.93; 

4,I).V IVDNhDX First. 16.27, Xp^IdkIobi 1.20. 

N,«B.nrkPt. W, M. S.. 56c. >rnporl> 20; 

\V. ,11. S.. 3F.C. \or<bw.HHli W. M. S., 42c, 

b,i.i WBHhinB 

PipriHonti W. M, 5,. 24c. RlndsPt 4. Kwk- 

rt., 12. -)4; L. S. 

<'»ynhai[a Fal 




M. S.. 

2.1«. AIp- 

lat Fir«t 

Mteri S., 

eii' Itoadl 

90c: w: 


,th, 2.46: 


I. Davm 



3. Plor- 

ni W. S.. 

, 1.17: c. 

W. M. S.. 


' S.. 

BOc. Laralai First. 



W. M. S.. 

: Oak 

Grove W. 



Fpnri 95. 

1 18.66. 


\i';%v me:xicu — 

>K\V \OIIK— 



14c. Nartk Rldvp. 

11-. >nrwnlk> L. W,. 9c. Obrrllai 

20 !lO; Second, 20,06; W. M. S., 13,50. 
•vlllr: First, 7,50, Plalui 1. Roek 
I <-, IJ.. 34c. nvrkpopti L. A. S.. l.Sfl. 
lonai 3.33. SaadBskM S.. 54c: W, I. 
[<Mntliiiied Id May number] 

The American Missionary 


MAY : 1917 


C JJRYDER* D. D^ Managing EdUor 

E. R HAMES, Bummn Managmr 



By WUliaq^ A. Rice 

Tl^" ^^cision of our govenunent to enter into war with Qermany brings to 
Uie ' ^istian churcheB a new and serious problem. Wliat effect is the war to 
y, d upon the work of the churches? In our own denomination, what will it be 
^pon (the great national enterprises involred in its Missionary plans? 

The denomination is just launching the Tercentenary Movement- The ap- 
proaching National Council, which may possibly be postponed, is planning tto 
give much attention to the Tercentenary program which proposes a renewed 
study of the principles which are fundamental in our Pilgrim Faith and life, 
an increased lorce in pulpit and pew of the highest spiritual efficiency, a large 
addition to the membership of the Churches, Che bringing of the current re- 
ceipts for missionary work up to a permanent income of |2,000,000 a year, and 
finally the raising of a great Pilgrim Memorial Fund, to make suitable provis- 
ion for the ministers of our churches and ministers' widows, to the close of 
their lives. 

Doubtless those who are interested in this remarkable program and par- 
ticularly those who have personal responsibility for its promotion, are asking, 
*How is this work to be affected by the war?' Love for our country must be 
supreme in this critical hour. Its defence and security are the most important 
of all interests at the present moment. The thing to be determined is whether 
we can ra41y to the defence of our country, and concentrate our effort and service 
to its welfare, and, at the same time, carry forward, with zeal and efficiency, 
^the great plans which have been arranged through prayer 4nd faith, by our 
Congregational people. If the lighting in this war is ^ ibe on our own soil, it is 
evident that it would be necessary, for the time being, to suspend practically 
all other interests. And possibly, if we are to send great armies to Europe, to 
(fight side by side with the allies, the demands upon our sympathies and the 
necessity for great sacrifices of time and means, will preclude unusual and ex- 
traordinary endeavors along special lines of church work and life. We believe 
that the effect of the war will be to bring the people to the Throne of Grace, 
that the Churches will be as shrines for worship and devotion and that the 
Children of Qod will ibe brought closer together in affection and fellowship. It 
ought to be a period for the cultivation of spiritual life, for the deepening of 
religious experience and of the conversion of souis. In the midst of the 
great sacrifices of the war, none of us will be tempted to forsake his faith, or 
the practice of Christian worship, or the service of others. But can we in the 
patriotic fulfillment of obligations to our country, increase the revenues of the 
churdi and secure a great Memorial Fund, in honor of the landing of the Pil- 

At the same time it must be with the utmost reluctance that any one of us 
considers even temporarily a halt in this great and inspiring program, so 
worthily and fittingly designed to celebrate the coming of the Pilgrims to our 
shores, three hundred years ago. We should not forget that the principles 
which led them to come to this unknown country and to endure the hardships 
involved in laying the foundation of this great Republic, are exactly the prin- 
ciples that are involved in this world wide war and have led to the entrance of 
our own country into this great conflict. They are the rights of the people, the 
essentials of freedom and the pursuit of happiness, the practice of self-govem- 
ment and the privilege of the smallest nation to live without the dictate and 
the threat of any greater power. They are the freedom of the seas, religious 
liberty, equal justice, education and the cultivation of all the higher instincts 
of mind and sooil, the promotion of the interests of the body and the love of 
home. All these are involved in the war upon which we are now entered. For 
all these the church must stand. While church and state are separate, they 
have in this crisis of the world everything in common. 


Office: 287 Fourth Avenue^ New York. 
Henry 4.. Stimson, D. D., President; WIlliaiA A. Rice, D. D., Secretary; B 


H. Fanctier. 


In recent years, we have had un- 
usual opportunities to be in the com- 
pany of aged i)eople and have been 
impressed with the solid comfort 
which many aged women get out of 
knitting. One of the memories of 
our childhood is the picture of the 
grandmother, who lived to be 87 
years old, sitting in her chair by the 
open fireplace, always knitting. 
What would she have done without 

We were rather amused, the other 

day, in hearing of an aged Christian 
woman, who found great relief in 
knitting, who said, "I wish it was 
not wrong to knit on Sunday." I 
suppose that was a conviction that 
had come to her from the early years 
of her religious training and life 
of reverence for the Christian sab- 
bath. The cut on the cover well il- 
lustrates the contentment and help- 
ful passing of the years, to the aged, 
the lonely and the shut-ins, through 
the art of knitting. 

« « « 


As we enter upon the study of the 
subject of Ministerial Belief in con- 
nection with many of the Sunday 
Schools, Young People's Societies 
and the Women's Home Missionary 
Organizations, in the month of May, 
there are facts which ought to stir 
our endeavors and lead to large and 
generous contributions. 

A brighter day is dawning in the 
cause of Ministerial Belief. Per- 
haps this is true in all the denomina- 
tions. At least most of them, if not 
all, have been stirred in very recent 
years to new interest in the welfare 
of the aged ministers and the widows 
of ministers. We recently saw a 
statement that the Evangelical De- 
nominations in our country were en- 
gaged in an endeavor to secure en- 
dowments of sixty-eight millions of 
dollars, the income of which, it was 
expected, would continue to the min- 
ister, in some measure, a stipend to 

the end of his life and if he left a 
widow, dependent, would be contin- 
ued to her. The goal which has been 
set by the several denominations, 
has not yet been reached. 

In our own denomination, though 
the funds for aged ministers have 
been largely increased, they are still 
far below the requirements. As it 
has become more generally known 
throughout the denomination that 
within the past year, unusual be- 
quests have come to the Board of 
Ministerial Belief, there has come to 
the knowledge of the Board some 
cases of great need, which had been 
concealed heretofore. For example, 
only very recently our attention was 
called to a minister, 73 years of age, 
who, with his aged wife, had been 
dependent upon the poor funds of 
the county. We immediately pro- 
vided funds for their support, end- 
ing their dependence upon the coun- 



ty. In his letter of acknowledgment 
of the first check of this provision, 
he writes: "Words but feebly ex- 
press the gratitude of our hearts, 
when the cheek came to hand. Had 
been living off the funds of the coun- 
ty for two months and more. The 
Relief (ian be better imagined than 
told. The Lord is indeed gracious 
and of marvelous kindness. My wife 
unites with me in the joy of not hav- 
ing to go to the County Home — Poor 
Farm — and in praise to Jehovah for 
His mercy. It would be a great pleas- 
ure to go out every Sabbath to tell 
the story of His Wonderful Love, but 
want of stren^h forbids." 

As illustrating the anxiety and ap- 
prehension of some of our aged min- 
isters, this quotation from a recent 
letter is very suggestive: ''I hope 
you will pardon me for thus writing, 
but I am exceedingly anxious to 
know what the decision of your 
Board will be, on my application. I 
wish you would inform me at once. 
We certainly hope you will grant us 
the relief we ask, for we do not know 

what we will do if you should fail 
us. Our children feel that we are a 
burden "to them and no wonder, for 
they have large families of children. 
We can hardly be a welcome addi- 
tion to their numbers. We do en- 
treat you, in His name, to help us in 
this extremity." 

It was not necessary that this 
brother should have been so anxious, 
for no one, who is entitled to aid 
from the Board of Ministerial Relief, 
must plead for it, before he can get 
it. The Board acts on the principle 
that the funds which are placed in 
its hands for aged ministers, are 
theirs by right and they are prompt- 
ly distributed to them, according to 
fair and just rules, with gladness of 
heart that the Board is privileged to 
be the instrument in this blessed ser- 
vice. But, while it was not necessary 
for this brother and his wife to be so 
anxious, it was most natural. What 
a fine thing it is, that the churches 
have provided this instrumentality to 
bring blessing and comfort, to these 
wayworn Servants of Christ. 

« « « 

WHY AT SIXTY-FIVE (Continued) 

By Rev. Samuel Lane Loomis, D. D. 

But a second question remains. If 
the payment of annuities is to com- 
mence at a definite age, why fix that 
age at sixty-five, — why not, for in- 
stance, make it seventy, as the Pres- 
byterians have done? 

To begin at the later date would 
certainly be much less expensive, 
and that for three reasons. First — 
there would be fewer annuitants to 
be taken care of. Only about two- 
thirds of the ministers who have 
reached the age of sixty-five will sur- 
vive until seventy. Again, there 
would be larger resources from 
which to draw annuities because of 
the five more annual payments made 
by the ministers into the Fund; for 
the member's payments continue up 
to the time his annuity begins. But, 
the most important saving would be 
that of the five annuity payments. 

which according to our plans accrue 
to the minister between sixty-five 
and seventy. 

All this would make it possible to 
require of the members, — especially 
of those who join the Fund in the 
middle and later life, a considerably 
lower* schedule of annual payments 
and at the same time would lay upon 
the churches, in their undertaking to 
provide eighty per cent of the fund, 
a much less formidable burden. 

There are, however, certain very 
serious objections to beginning the 
annuity payments so late in the min- 
ister's life, as at seventy. It would, 
in the first place, seem unfair to that 
large proportion of our men who die 
in the late sixties, that they should 
derive no personal benefit from the 
annual pajrments which they for 



many years have been contributing 
to the Pond. 

It would also appear a hardship to 
the others to require them to keep 
on with^ their annual payments be- 
tween jrixty-five and seventy, a pe- 
riod of life when a minister's earn- 
ings are usually greatly diminished 
and often altogether cease. 

We believe, moreover, that an an- 
nuity deferred until seventy would 
come too late, in the case of the aver- 
age minister, to do what he needs to 
have done for him. 

Some there are, indeed, who con- 
tinue to do full work and to receive 
full salaries until late in life, but 
they are exceptional men. Our plan 
must be for the average man. 

No one, however great his early 
successes, can be sure that reverses 
may not overtake him before he 
reaches three score and ten ; but, if 
when the pension fell due, one should 
find himself so happily situated as to 
have no need of it, he would not, in 
that event, be obliged to accept it. 
It would, on the contrary, be a very 
gracious thing if he should consent 
to take simply the annual hundred 
dollars that his own payments had 
provided, leaving the balance of the 
annuity, until such time as he might 
need it, for the benefit of his less 
fortunate brethren. 

The vast majority of our men, 
however, begin to feel the pressure 
of the old age necessities not later 
than the middle sixties. It is a 
transition period in the minister's 
life, an anxious time, more trying in 
some respects, than the later days 
when he has become reconciled to 
the inevitable limitations of old age. 
Many have already found it neces- 
sary to withdraw from active ser- 
vice. Their salaries have ceased; 
their needs continue. Of those who 
remain in the pastorate, the greater 
part are disturbed by the disquieting 
thought that they must soon retire. 
They are looking forward, with a 
touch of dismay, to the inevitable 
and fast approaching day when their 

pulpits must be surrendered. Of 
these, not a few ought to resign im- 
mediately. Their best work is done. 
They no longer possess either the 
requisite phjrsical strength or the 
mental freshness and vigor to meet, 
in an effective fashion, the exacting 
demands of a modem pastorate. 
Their churches are suffering on ac- 
count of their defective service. It 
is high time that they gave way to 
younger men. Such pastors often 
have a distressing sense of the situa- 
tion and yet are exceedingly reluct- 
ant to retire and their churches 
shrink from asking them to do so, 
simply because they have nowhere 
else to go and no other wav of living:. 
What an unspeakable comfort in that 
hard situation, if, dating from one's 
sixty-fifth birthday, there should be- 
erin a small but regular and unfail- 
ing income. 

And then there is the man who 
spends the evening of his days in 
the dilisrent tilling of some small 
field, where his work, though useful 
and important, yields but slight 
financial returns. 

The Board of Ministerial Relief 
has frequent applications from aged 
clergymen who are able to support 
themselves in part, asking that their 
slender earnings be supplemented 
by grants sufficient to make up a liv- 
ing income. The Board has hitherto 
been forced by its rule to say '*no" 
to all such applicants. How admir- 
ably the annuity at sixty-five would 
meet the necessities of such heroic 

It should not be forgotten that 
our present plan provides that any 
who prefer to do so may begin their 
annuities at seventy instead of sixty- 
five and may thus take advantage of 
the much lower rate of annual pay- 
ments, made possible by that later 
date. Thus far, very few have availed 
themselves of this privilege, which 
clearly shows that in the minds of 
our members the advantages of the 
earlier annuity outweigh tho^e of 
the lesser cost. 


Offlce: 287 Fourth Avenue, New York. 

. Charles E. Burton, D.D.. General Secretary; Herman F. Swartx. D.D., Secretary of 
Missions; Rey. William S. Beard, Assistant Secretary: Charles H. Baker, Treasurer; 
Miss Miriam Lu Woodberry, Secretary Woman's Department 

The very interesting presentation of one section of the southland and 
its need which appears in this issue of the magazine, has been prepared un- 
der the editorship of Assistant Superintendent Waldron. 

« « « 

Who has a folding organ to bestow upon The Congregational Home Mis- 
sionary Society for a church in North Dakota? An urgent request for one 
has come from that state. Anyone whose heart is moved within him may 
confer with the Assistant Secretary. 

« « « 

What home missionary Sunday-school would like a portion, or all, of a 

Sunday-school library consisting of four hundred books adapted to children 

between the ages of ten and seventeen? By the kindness of a New Jersey 

church such a library is available. Write to the Assistant Secretary for 

further information. 

« « « 

Rev, Prank B. Henry, of Plentywood, Montana, has been presenting to 
the churches of the East his notable recital of the triumph of home missions 
on the agricultural frontier. He returns to his work on April 25th. So keen 
has been the interest manifested in his message that the Society is summon- 
ing: Miss Dehuflf, of MuUan, Idaho, for similar service. Miss DehuflF will 
tell the story of home missions in the mining section. She will be available 
for appointments from May 1 to June 15. Write to the Assistant Secretary 
for further information. 

« « « 

The Publication Department announces the following new literature 
now available for distribution: *'Home Missions on the Border," a reprint 
of the exceedingly interesting material printed in the February number of 
The American Mussionary; "Pastors' Salaries," General Secretary Bur- 
ton's effective presentation of the need of increasing the salaries of the 
home missionary force and of many of the ministers of independent 
churches; "Plentywood Parish," a brief description of the work of Rev. 
P. B. Henry; "God in the City," a hymn, by Dr. Shepherd Knapp, for use 
in connection with the program on city work, of which we have both plain 
and illuminated editions; "Easter Gifts," a beautiful service for women's 
societies, by Miss Louise K. Noyes, particularly designed for use at Easter 
time, but also adapted to more general use. These will be furnished free 
upon application. 



A Macedonian Cry from the South" might well be the title of the 
article in this issue by Superintendent Hopkins. It is a most suitable intro- 
duction to the other articles in this section of the magazine, all of which are 
devoted to phases of home missionary work in the Southeast. "In no part 
of the country is Congregationalism growing more rapidly to-day than in 
the South," declares Superintendent Hopkins, and the returns from the 
churches would seem to prove the statement. 

« « « 

Factory problems in Georgia and the Carolina^ are being met in a 
statesmanlike way by our missionaries. Poverty, low wages, long hours, 
and, too often, ignorance growing out of these conditions, make the worK 
doubly hard. Truly here is a Twentieth Century need from the labor 

« « « 

With four-fifths of the South still rural, it is fitting that large space 
should be given in these articles to the activities of the country churches. 
Rev. H. S. Mackenzie tells of four churches grouped in one parish in central 
Georgia, Rev. Joseph E. Each of some rural churches in West Florida, while 
Assistant Superintendent Graham writes of some very unusual activities 
in Alabama. In every case these devoted men are making their churches 
strong community forces for righteousness. 

« « « 

Recently three surveyors were lost for weeks in the Florida Everglades. 
When they failed to return, several parties in boats and on foot made dili- 
gent search for them. Even the airplanes were brought into use to aid in 
locating them. If Assistant Sui>erintendent Waldron's forecasts are cor- 
rect, there may soon be a million men, women, and children "lost" in this 
Everglade wilderness while they seek to establish homes. Shall we be ready 
to meet the increasing needs as they come? 

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The winter tourists may not travel southward with the same blind faith 
that called Abraham to the land of promise, but certainly they are not a 
godless people. Witness the crowds turned away from St. Petersburg 
churches this winter because there ^^'as no room. These sojourners of a sea- 
son are looking for pulpit speakers of the type they know at home. They 
give much, even liberally, in support of the churches they visit. Far from 
home, and amoixg strangers, they are often peculiarly in need of help and 
comfort. Here is another Southern problem which our churches in Florida 
and the Carolinas are meeting with s>Tn pathetic vigor. Temporary calls 
arise in this way for missionary help. But a little patience, and strong 
churches like those at Jacksonville, or Daytona, or St. Petersburg will 

« « « 

In that admirable mission study book, ''The South Today," a mistake 
has been made in giving the strength of Congregationalism in the South. 
We have in the sixteen Southern States, 402 white Congregational churches, 
with a membership of 30,120. In other Avords, our strength is just three 
times what has been reported. It would be a great thing for our work if all 
of our churches could this year study this well-written and interesting mis- 
sion study book. It would be a help to the churches and to the work. 


By Superintendent W. H. Hopkins 

IN church and missionary eirclea 
the South is this season in evi- 
dence as it has not been for 
vears. The home mission text-book 
for 1916- '17, "The South To-day," is 
one of the best of the entire series. 
Dr. John M. Moore, who has written 
the book, has been for years the ef- 
ficient home missionary Secretary 
for the Methodist Church, South. Ho 
is an authority on Southern church 
life and work. In his book he gives 
some remarkably interesting facts. 


There are in the sixteen Southern 
States, thirty-two million people. Of 
these, twenty million are outside of 
the membership of all churches. Dr. 
Moore emphasizes the fact that in 
the South there are great unmet re- 
ligious needs. There is a Macedo- 
nian cry going up from the South of 
to-day wiiich the churches of Amer- 
ica should heed. There is a new and 
rapidly-changing South along com- 
mercial and industrial lines. The 
growth of Southern cities, the chang- 
ing' business life of the South is a 

marvel to all Northern visitors, but 
most of them do not stay long 
enough to realize the religious needa 
o£ the people. 

There is the call of the rural 
South. For all time it is destined to 
be a rural section. According to the 
United States census seventy-nine 
per cent, of the people still live in 
the country. Dr. Moore says that 
ninety-five per cent, of all the 
churches in the rural South are 
"once-a-month" churches. In other 
words, for the people of the rural 
South the religious needs are met, if 
met at all, by a church which holds 
services twelve times a year. Dr. 
Moore also says that three-fourths of 
the children growing up in the coun- 
try districts are not in Sunday- 
school. There is also this fact to be 
considered: That just now the rural 
South is ready for the church. There 
is a heart hunger for religious truth. 
There are everywhere young lives 
ready for Christian consecration and 
the larger outlook upon life. Will 
the churches of America let this 
heart hunger die, permit these young 
lives to dedicate themselves to the 
American love of gold, rather than 
to the larger service in the name of 

From the mill villages of the South 
there comes another Macedonian 
cry. There are few to voice it, yet 
the needs are evident to any one 
who stops to look. There are some- 
thing like one million cotton mill em- 
ployees in this section; They are a 
class unto themselves. Their needs 
are such as appeal to all with hu- 
manitarian instincts. There is the 
child labor, the unsanitary surround- 
ings, the long hours, and the poor 
pay. The cotton mill village voices 
every Twentieth Century need com- 
ing from the labor world. What is 
being done for themf In the main 
the cotton mill town is like the rural 
district, served by the "once-a- 
month" church. It is the "ouce-a- 



month" church which prepares men 
for heaven and forgets that they 
must live on earth — forgets to em- 
phasize the making of the heaven 
here on earth. 

The growing cities of the South 
are voicing to Congregationalists the 
loudest of the Macedonian cries of 
this part of the country. There are 
in our cities fine, strong churches do- 
ing splendid work. This fact a pass- 
ing stranger who spends a few weeks 
here can not fail to see. What he 
does not see is that in every city 
there are progressive, thinking peo- 
ple who love democracy and prefer a 
constructive religious program to the 
medieval emphasis upon dogma and 
doctrine. There are those who be- 
lieve in religious freedom and the 
same kind of democracy in religion 
that they have in state. For these 
people Congregationalism is the only 
open door. 

There is also the Macedonian cry 
of the new community. New settlers 
have been pouring into Florida just 
as a few years ago they went to the 
West. New communities are spring- 
ing up all over the South, and the 
new community in the South has the 
same needs as does the one in the 
West. There is, however, this differ- 
ence : Here are vast numbers of peo- 

ple, while in the West there are but 
few people and the vast numbers will 
come some day. There is the same 
reason for this type of mission work 
in the South that there is in the 

We must not forget the tourist 
community. A year ago over a mil- 
lion tourists visited Florida. This 
year there are many more, and all 
the Southern resort towns are filled 
to overflowing. The old and the 
worn out, the sick and the weary, 
as well as the pleasure-lover and ad- 
venturer, are all to be found in the 
South. They need the saving gospel 
of Jesus Christ. 

The Macedonian cry of the South 
is one that should be heard. There 
are millions to be reached, and more 
and more the South is to fill an im- 
portant place in the councils of the 
nation and in the parliament of the 
world. In no part of the country 
are there greater unmet religious 
needs, and in no part of the country 
is Congregationalism growing more 
rapidly to-day. It is well that it is 
so, for much as the South needs the 
modern outlook of Congregational- 
ism, the Congregational church 
needs the religious fervor and the 
teeming young life of the South. A 
great opportunity is before us. 

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By Assistant Superintendent George B. Waldron 

THE Florida peninsula is a 
finger pointing ever to the 
southward. At its tip are 
Palm Beach, Miami, and the Ever- 
glades, the rich man's winter para- 
dise and the poor man's all-the-year- 
around opportunity. All is seething 
with life, an Eden spot fulfilling the 
command to possess the earth and 
subdue it. 

Never was Florida Congregational- 
ism so optimistic as to-day. Difficul- 
ties many and annoying are in the 
past, and a state-wide spirit of splen- 
did co-operation has arisen to meet 
the crisis just upon us. Our pastors 

as a class are choice men of vision, 
courage, enthusiasm, devotion, and 
the churches are responding ^th 
power to their leadership. 

We mark four special reasons for 
encouragement this year: Rollins 
College, under the inspiring leader- 
ship of Dr. George M. Ward, is a^ain 
fulfilling her high destiny as a Chris- 
tian institution for higher learning. 
There is a new Tampa church, with 
Rev. and Mrs. Paul B. Blanshard at 
the head. West Tampa Latin-Amer- 
ican Mission is coming to her own. 
With Rev. and Mrs. Otto J. Scheibe 
as leaders the church trebled its 



membership last year. The Ever- 
glade country has its first permanent 
missionaries — Rev. aud Mrs. George 
L. Day. 

Florida is still a frontier state, 
with large areas yet to be developed 
from primeval conditiona. She has 
the oldest town in the country — St. 
Augustine, and the newest in the 
Everglades. Florida had only thir- 
teen people to the square mile in 
1910, as compared with forty-two in 
Alabama and forty-four in Georgia. 
The seven lower counties, the finger 



tip, covering a third of the area of 
the state, averaged under three to 
the square mile. 

This Florida finger is growing at a 
tremendous rate. The United States 
as a whole doubles her population in 
forty years- tlorida is doubling in 
twenty years. The portion of the 
state represented by the finger is 
doubling her population in ten years, 
while the lower tip of the finger is 
doubling in only five years. Stuart, 
Fort Pierce, Paha Beach, and especi- 

ally Miami, are among these most 
rapidly-growing cities. 

Twenty years ago Miami was yet 
unborn. The census of 1910 found 
5,500 people there, and five years lat- 
er the state census gave over 15,000. 
They claim 25,000 to-day, and are 
out to make it 100,000 by 1925. They 
may miss this goal by that date, but 
not from lack of courage or push. 
The briefest visit to the "Magic 
City" convinces that she is destined 
to be one of the three big cities of 

Dade County, of which Miami is 
the county seat, has completed, or is 
actually building, over six hundred 
miles of hard-surfacod roads. Here 
is the beginning of the Dixie High- 
way that is completed nearly all the 
way to Jacksonville and is being ex- 
tended as a national highway to Chi- 
oago. From Miami, running west in- 
to the heart of the Everglades, is the 
begining of the Tamiami Trail, which 
is to connect Miami with Tampa, two 
hundred and forty miles, a perfect 
highway which it will cost upward 
of a million dollars to complete. 

Bordering on Miami front is Bis- 
cayne Bay. Literally millions of dol- 
lars of federal, city, and private 
money is being spent to make this a 
harbor and an up-to-date winter re- 
sort place. The city is building a 
four-hundred -thousand -dollar cause- 
way of cement and steel, a hundred 
feet wide and three miles long, to 
connect with Miami Beach, where 
millions more are being spent on 
first-class home property. 

We have one lively young church 
in this city, and are laying plana for 
another. When Miami was a baby 
we were first on the ground, with 
our tent stretched over our own 
property. Some wise man from the 
East, taking a winter vacation, de- 
cided that Miami would never 
amount to anything. On his advice 
the property was sold to the Presby- 
terians, who to-day have a splendid 
property and a strong church. The 
neighboring lots were given to the 
Metiiodist church; and were sold 



three years ago for $55,000. The 
money was used for the purchase of 
a more suitable lot and for the erec- 
tion of a great "White Temple," 
which gives that church a command- 


there is in America will be ready for 
the settler. Five to twenty acres of 
rich muck soil will sustain a family 
in comfort. Probably half a million 
acres of this land is open for settlers 
. now, and other mil- 
lions of acres will 
speedily yield to 
dredge and ditcher. Is 
it too big a stretch of 
imagination to believe 
that this wonderful 
Florida finger tip will, 
ere many years, sup- 
port a population of a 
million Y 

To the west of Lake 
Okeechobee, the At- 
lantic Coast Line is ex- 
tending its Seebring 
branch south about a 
hundred miles 
through Palmdale, 
where we have a young church, to 
marvelous Moore Haven, at the south 
end of the lake. The understanding 
is that the road soon will be contin- 
ued southeast, along the bank of the 
Miami canal, to the "Magic City" 
itself. It is opening up a splendid 
truck and stock country, and settlers 
are comintr by hundreds. A large 
population seems assured. 

ing place in the city. The old church 
has more than doubled in value. 

When we sought to establish a 
church in Miami four years ago, com- 
ity with the Presbyterians, and other 
conditions forced our struggling lit- 
tle organization to put up a cheap 
house on a side street a mile away 
from the center, but in the very heart 
of a needy field. The church has 
slowly prospered un- 
til last fall it was able 
to move out onto a 
main avenue, and this 
year it plans to come 
to self-support. 

From the lower east 
coast a half dozen 
great canals run back 
through the Ever- 
glades to Lake Okee- 
chobee, About four 
hundred miles of canal 
have already been dug 
and the work is pro- 
gressing rapidiv. An 
additional $3,500,000 
of state funds is now 
available and the dredges are work- The Florida Gospel Navy has been 
ing overtime. When the entire coun- on the job in' this new country from 
try is drained, as it will be in time, the very beginnings, with the result 
under state and national activities, that one permanent missionai?, Mr. 
five million acres of as fine land as Day, is already at work. Plana are 




maturing to put this whole Finger 
Tip in charge of a general mission- 
ary representing the Home Mission- 
ary and the Sunday-School Exten- 
sion work, that the openings so rap- 
idly coming may be adequately cared 

Just now, in these pioneer days, is 
the critical time in I^orida. A nig- 
gardly policy will close doors now 
open. A weak advance will compel 
the loss of opportunities that will 
never come again. We can afford no 
repetitions of the vacillating policy 

that cost us so tremendously in 
Miami. A dollar of home missionary 
money, rightly placed to-day, is 
worth ten a decade from now. 
Churches like St. Petersburg, Day- 
tona, West Palm Beach, and Jack- 
sonville, started with home mission- 
ary money, are now self-supporting 
and are coming nobly to the help of 
their weaker neighbors, but Florida 
needs the aid of the older sister 
states, if we are to realize our share 
of the heritage of our common Pil- 
grim ancestry. 


By AMiataot Super! ntendent J, F. Blackburn 

LaQRANGE has been known for 
over a half century as an edu- 
cational center. Long before 
the Civil War, Andrew Female Col- 
lege and other schools flourished, and 
later another college for women wa.s 
founded there. These two institu- 
tions are doing a grem work for the 
young women of the South. 

But there is another side to the 
town, and it is a far cry from these 
schools, with their atmosphere of 
learning and culture to the factory 
center on the other side of the town. 
Laflrange has come to be known as 
an iiKhistrial point, and seven large 
cotton factories are located there. 

Our Congregational church is sit- 
uated so as to serve four mill vil- 
lages, with a combined population of 
over four thousand. With the excep- 
tion of a small but good institutional 
work (hospital and free kindergar- 
ten) eared for by the Episcopal 
church, nothing else worth while has 
been done. The Congregational 
church was put up by the Company 
as a union church, but it has recent- 
ly been turned over to our trustees. 
It is well built and substantially fur- 
nished, and has a seating capacity 
of over four hundred. 

Rev. J. T. Farr, himself a factory 
worker, who was for a number of 
years a pastor in Columbus, and who 
has a keen understanding of the con- 

ditions and needs of the people, has 
taken up the work with great hope 
and enthusiasm. Mr. R. L. Farrar, 
foreman in one of the mills, is pop- 
ular with both the company and the 
workers, and is no less popular on 
Sunday in his school. Mrs. Farrar 
is the efficient superintendent of the 
Primary Department, which has out- 
grown every room in the building, 
except the auditorium. A reading 
and social room has been provided. 

and plans are well under way for a 
(rood gymnasium in the basement. 
Two large Bible classes, having an 
enrollment of more than seventy-five, 
are an important part of the school. 
There is also a teachers' training 
class of some twenty members. 

The Company is co-operating in a 
splendid way, and doing many good 
things for the betterment of the peo- 



pie. Shade and fruit trees have been group to work out their problems un- 

plaDted in great numbers. Much haa aided. \Vc must somehow make them 

been done to beautify the streets and feel that they have the co-operation 

town. A swimming pool and shower not only of the group of churches 

baths are now in use, and a com- within their Association, but of the 

munity garden is being conducted, whole denomination, with its pray- 

->«> "•>'' 'ove for all sinful, suffering 

A letter or a post card 

B one other than the Secre- 

Superintendent, a good 

periodical for the reading 

:li a hearty message from 

, and, above all, the earnest 

'or, and generous gifts to 

sions, will be practical aids 

toward the realization of 

our ideals for this and all 

other needy fields. 

I wish that as you read 
this you would turn your 
thoughts to the South, 
and see in imagination 
the thousands of chit- 


Here each child may have his own 
little plot, to plant and cultivate, un- 
der the direction of an expert agri- 
culturist. Last, but by no means 
least, they have erected a modem, 
well-equipped public school building, 
at a cost of some $30,000. 

Now thb all spells opportunity and 
responsibility, for our church is ac- 
cessible to these four thousand and 
more toilers, and we must do our 
part for their moral and physical bet- 
terment. But there is still a great- 
er need that must be met — the devel- 
opment of the spiritual life, and 
this is largely dependent upon the 
religious training of a large percent- 
age of the children and young peo- 
ple. This can not be accomplished by 
leaving the pastor and his little 

dren, both black and white, "chop- 
ping" cotton through the long days 
under the Southern sun. And later 
see this same small, army at work 
picking the fleecy staple from the 
boll, with perhaps six weeks of school 
between. Then, turn your eyes from 
the white cotton fields to these large 
factories and feel the throb of the 
machinery, mingled with the finer, 
softer throb of young life, which en- 
ters each morning nnd takes its 
place at spindle and loom, that 
AraeHea and the world may be 

Shall we as Americans and Chris- 
tians of the Pilgrim type fail to do 
our part to meet the educational and 
spiritual needs of these boys and 
girls of the field and the factory t 


By Rev. Joieph E, Each, Dorcu, Fla. 

WEST FLORIDA is rather an 
indefinite term, and to those 
unacquainted with the terri- 
tory thus designated it conveys no 
clear idea as to location and area. 
West Florida, as it is usually spoken 
of, is the part of the state extending 

from the Alabama line eastward to 
the Appalachicola River, some one 
hundred and fifty miles, and south 
from the Alabama line to the Gulf, 
about fifty miles. In the general ac- 
ceptance of the phrase but little of 
it is thickly populated. 



In a commercial, a^icultural or 
religious way much of West Florida 
is undeveloped. I do not mean that 
there is not considerable busiuess and 
farming done, or that the people of 
this portion of the state are less re* 
ligious than are the people of other 
flections, but there are great unde- 
veloped resources and opportunities 
along all these lines. 

But the following facta would 
seem to show that tMs part of Flor- 
ida is awakening: 

A West Florida Chamber of Com- 
merce was organized this year to 
help develop the commercial re- 
sources and to take advantage of op- 
portunities for advancement and 
general prosperity. 

From a religious point of view ad- 
vance ia seen in the State Sunday 
School Convention held in Novem- 
ber, 1916, the first ever held in West 

The saw-mill and turpentine in- 
dnstries have been the principal 
lines of business outside of the cities 
and small towns, and no small part 
of the population which was depend- 
ent on these industries was tran- 
sient. These industries are still do- 
ing a large business, but they are 


gradually passing, and a "back to 
ibe soil" movement is already on. 

There are thousands of acres of 
ondeveloped farm land in this sec- 
tion, and with the turn toward ag- 
riculture will come permanent set- 

tlers, the real home makers, who go 
to the soil to obtain a living. In this 
change, and the substantial growth 
which will surely come with it, lies, 
the opportunity of the church. 

About sixty miles east of Penaa- 
cola, in a good farming section, lies 
a community with whidi we first be- 
came acquainted in May, 1915. We 
had often thought of the rural com- 
munity as an opportunity for a 
church to prove itself wortLy of the 
confidence and respect of all by ac- 
tually being a leavening power and 
reaching out in service in all prac- 
tical ways. So when the call to the 
Dorcas field was received, it found 
an answering echo in our hearts. We 
oame with a desire to serve in every 
possible way. 

We found a large community, four 
miles from the railroad, with a pop- 
ulation of about three hundred and 
seventy-five, and a church with a 
parish covering about six square 
miles. It was the only church in the 
district and was organized twenty- 
three years ago. This church has 
had all the ups and downs and trials 
and testing times that usually come 
to a pioneer religious organization, 
with a few extra ones thrown in for 
good measure. But with 
the help of staunch, true 
pastors and loyal mem- 
bers, it has stood true to 
Congr egationalism 
through all the years, and 
a foundation has been laid 
that is ready for the larg- 
er place we believe it is 
destined to fill as this re- 
gion develops. 

We found warm-hearted 
people, with hearts and 
homes open, a people will- 
ing to learn to be led, a 
DORCAS people able to catch a 
larger vision of the sphere 
of the church. We began work with 
two regular preaching appointments, 
a Sunday-school, and some ideals. 
We really had some of those that 
people have been so often warned 
against, viz., "preconceived ideas," 



but, unlike the lawa of the Medes 
and Persians, they could be changed, 
and in many instances it was found 
necessary to adapt before adopting. 
We, somehow, had the idea that a 
"big protracted meetin' " once a 
year did not meet all the needs of 
a live church. We found a goodly 


number of young people who must, 
some day, shoulder the responsibili- 
ties of the church and all Christian 
activities, yet were not in training 
for this work. To meet this need 
we organized a Christiaji Endeavor 
Society with twenty-one members, 
which has since increased its mem- 
bership to fifty-two. This has been 
a real training school for the young 
people of the church and has given 
them a definite work to do. 

We believed that the church 
should have a large part in provid- 
ing for and directing the social life 
of the community. Nothing of this 
kind had been attempted. The so- 
cial functiona of the place had been 
such as the church could not stand 
sponsor for. But through our Chris- 
tian Endeavor Society we have suc- 
ceeded in setting and maintaining a 
standard that has shut out the dance 
and has put the hitherto much- 
frowned upon social gathering on a 
new and higher plane. We have in- 
troduced and encouraged clean sport 
and wholesome recreation — things 
that some had considered outside the 
sphere of the church. A temus court 

is now in use on the panonage 

Our ideals led us to think that the 
church should be interested in all 
that makes for the welfare of the 
people. If better farming meant 
more comfort and prosperity, to help 
toward the better farming was a 
part of the work of the 
church. We succeeded in 
obtaining the help of the 
State Department of Ag- 
riculture in a Farmers" 
Jjistitute in 1915, and we 
have asked for and re- 
ceived the promise of 
their help in an Institute 
this year. We have tried 
to put the church behind 
the movement to organ- 
ize the farmers into a co- 
operative society to aid 
in raising and marketing 
DORCAS crops- 

When we came to the 
field the parsonage was a two-roomed 
house, with no porch and no fence 
around it. It has been enlarged to 
five rooms, has a porch, a yard, a 
garden, and several outhouses. The 
parsonage is now the center around 
which the social life of the commu- 
nity revolves, A pastor's wife who 
was active and interested in all lines 
of church work was an innovation 
here, but she haa found a hearty 
welcome and has been a large factor 
in reaching toward our ideals for 
the church. 

The need of something to feed the 
growing minds of the boys and girls 
impressed itself on our conscious- 
ness as we mingled with the people. 
At first the pastor's library was 
drawn upon, but it was not sufBcient 
to meet the need. A Sunday-school 
library has therefore been estab- 
lished, the church again ministering 
to an evident need of the commu- 

In order to obtain a better knowl- 
edge of the needs of the district and 
have a better basis for work, we are 
undertaking a survey of the field. 
We expect to make this sufficiently 


compreheusive to enable us to center classes, meets in this one small 
the work of the Sunday-school, . room. It is scarcely large enough to 

Christian Endeavor Society, and oth- 
er departments where they will ac- 
complish the most. 

Difficulties! Oh, yes, we have 
them. Opposition! Of course, we 
meet some. But it is really surpria- 

accommodate the regular attendance 
at church services, and it is entirely 
inadequate for any special meetings. 
We are planning to build, a mod- 
ern one with conveniences for Sun- 
day-school and young people's work. 

ing how ready the people are to be We already have the ground on which 

to build, one and one-fifth acres, i 
fine location. A church building ia 
our most pressing need, and we be- 
lieve that the progress of our work 

led to larger things in tiie work of 
the church. . Our greatest difficulty 
is found in the financial stringency 
that prevails here, partly the result 
of the general de- 
pression, and part- 
ly because of the 
undeveloped re- 
sources of this sec- 
tion. Yet, this be- 
ing the case, the 
church has given 
more in the last 
year for missions 
and other benevol- 
ences than during 
any year in its his- 

One of the 
greatest — per- 
haps the greatest 

— need of this yotjnq pboplb'8 bible class 

field is a church 
building. At the beginning of the 
year the church voted to build a 
church, but because of financial 
conditions the work has moved 
rather slowly. The subscription was 
begun by a number of farmers 
pledging an acre of corn each to- 
ward the new church, but a 

is greatly hindered by the lack of it. 
We are hoping that friends who are 
interested in this field, which is truly 
a mission field, will come to our aid. 
On every side are thousands of 
acres of untilled land that will even- 
tually be developed. 

Another handicap from which we 

storm during the growing season suffer is the lack of any conveyance 

damaged all crops and made the 
yield very small, entirely destroying 
the "church acre" in one instance. 
Another severe storm during the fall 
caused a big loss in timber. Alto- 
gether the difficulties in the financial 
situation have been increased. But 
we are not discouraged, and are 
pushing the plan for a church build- 
ing as fast as we can. 

At present we worship in a public 
building, rough inside and out, and 
used for all public meetings. Oup> 

ith which to reach the different 
homes of the community. We do not 
have even a bicycle, so practically 
all our visiting must be done on foot. 
A Ford would help greatly. 

We want to make the church a 
community center around which will 
revolve the best life of the entire 
community. We want it to promote 
and encourage every good thing, 
everything that is for the uplift of 
the district, and we want the hand 
of the church to be a "hand of blesa- 

Sunday-school, consisting pf fivp ing" in everything it touches. We 




hope that other rural churches will 
catch a larger vision of the work. We 
are laboring for better homes, more 
productive farma, better schools, 

good roads, wholesome recreation, 
and clean sports. The church is 
catching the vision; we believe we 
are making progress. 

« « « 

By Rev. H. S. Mackenzie, PamesvlUe, Ga. 

FOUR churches, with a total mem- 
bership of about two hundred 
and fifty, and the communi- 
ties in which these churches are sit- 
uated, constitute the parish. Three 
of these organizations, Predonia, 
Bethany, and New Hope are about 
twelve miles apart. The first two are 
in the open country and the third on 
the outskirts of a small township. 
The fourth church is at Powersville, 
a small village about twenty miles 
from Macon and sixty-five from 

Under the existing arrangement 
each church has preaching one Sun- 
day in the month, with a short ser- 
vice, followed by a business confer- 
ence on the preceding Saturday. Be- 
ginning as Methodists, then becom- 
ing Congregational-Methodists, and, 
finally, Congregationalists, it has 
been customary for these churches to 
invite their '* preachers" to serve 
them from January to December. 
This arrangement, along with that of 
the **once a-month** service and a 
non-resident pastorate, has not been 
conducive to permanent and con- 
structive work, and one is not sur- 
prised to find that little beyond the 
preaching and a rather ineffective 
type of Sunday-school has been at- 
tempted. PuUy appreciating the priv- 
ilege of self-government which per- 
tains to our Congregational polity, 
the other two items which should be 
on the program of every self-respect- 
ing church — self-support and self- 
abnegation — ^have been practically 
ignored. The aim seems to have been 
to do thinsrs as cheaply as possible, 
even though this should involve de- 
pendence upon the bounty of others. 

Very few of our members have 
been living up to their privileges in 

the matter of giving, and, as a result, 
the services of the church and the 
progress of the Kingdom have been 
severely limited. An offering, so far 
from being regarded as an essential 
part of worship, has been considered 
as being so incongruous with wor- 
ship as to require an apology. TTie 
only method used to recruit the mem- 
bership of the church has been the 
periodic revival services. Practical- 
ly nothing in the way of evangelism 
has been attempted in the Sunday- 
schools. The predominant motive be- 
hind church membership has been 
self-interest, rather than the desire 
to serve, and there is little interest 
in community service, and less in the 
great missionary enterprise of the 

So much for the situation. The 
problem is to devise ways and means 
by which the churches can be led 
into that more abundant life which 
comes only through sacrificial giving 
and serving. Coming to Georgia in 
the summer of 1915, the present pas- 
tor feels that he is yet just at the be- 
ginning of things. Very little has 
been done thus far, compared with 
what remains to be done. And yet a 
commencement has been made that 
is full of encouragement and prom- 

With a view to a longer and more 
constructive ministry the practice of 
calling the pastor annually has been 
discontinued. The Predonia church 
has purchased a house in Bamesville 
which is to be used as a parsonage. 
This brings the pastor within a few 
miles of the church building, very 
much nearer than any pastor serving 
these fields has ever lived before. 
About one-third of the membership 
at Predonia are now living in town, 



anil the pastor hopes that in the not 
tar distant future the way will open 
up for him to organize a church in 
town, Bamesville has a popnlation 
of about four thousand, and for a 


town of its size is quite aa important 
edacational center. 

Offerings are now a regular part 
of the Sunday services at all four 
churches, and Predonia is partici- 
pating in the support of Miss Breek, 
who left recently for China, under 
apointment from the Woman's Board 
of OUT church. This means a more 
personal interest in the work abroad, 
and we hope that from this beginning 
greater things will com? later on. 
We are looking forward to reading 
the letters Miss Breek will send to us 
concerning her work, and will wel- 
come her when she comes to visit 
Fredonia daring her furloughs. 

With a view to improving the Sun- 
day-schools the pastor conducts a 
teachers' training class at Fredonia, 
and at the Sft^^t>7 meetings at all 

four churches delivers popular lec- 
tures on the various books of tJie 
Bible and on church history. The 
Sunday-school at Bethany has made 
real progress. More interest is being 
shown in it than fomierly, and bet- 
ter equipment has been provided — 
an excellent set of maps, a black- 
hoard, and the nucleus of a fine li- 
brary of reference works on the Bi- 
ble. At Powersville the Sunday- 
school has been reorganized, with a 
fine force of teachers, and the graded 
lessons (Pilgrim Series) have been 
adopted. At New Hope church, near 
Meansville, a Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety has been started and is doing 
good work. 

At three of the churches — Beth- 
any, New Hope, and Powerfrville — a 
hymn book (Hymns of the Cen- 
turies), containing none but the best 
hymns set to good church music has 
been adopted. This has taken the 
place of the cheap, popular books of 
doggerel and lively airs so frequently 
found in country churches. 

A troop of Boy Scouts has just 
been organized at Fredonia, and so- 
cial gatherings for the Sunday-school 
are now a regular part of the Sun- 
day-school program. We are just 
making a beginning with this social 
work, bat already we see its possi- 
bilities of usefulness. 

The Ladies' Aid Societies at Pow- 
ersville and Fredonia are live organ- 
izations, never weary in well doing. 
During the last two years the ladies 
at Powersville have provided the 
church with fine pews, at a cost of 
several hundred dollars, and have 
more recently purchased a ne.w or- 
gan. At Fredonia the ladies have 
raised a considerable sum toward the 
reseating of the church, and are now 
waiting for the men to remodel the 
church before the new seats are pro- 

A church monthly, to he called 
"The Congregational Fellowship," 
which will be specially concerned 
with the various problems pertaining 
to the life and service of our four 
churches, will make its appesraoee in 



April. The aim of this paper will believe that it is an ideal arrauge- 
be to educate our meml^rs and ment for one pastor to serve four 
friends, and the public at large, as churches. Hia conviction is that no 

church can reach its best until it 

meets for worship every Sunday and 
has a resident pastor, able to do good 
educational and social work among 
the young people during the week. 
When engaged in rural church work 
in Australia, a number of years ago, 
he served twelve churches, preach- 
ing in three different places each 
Sunday in the month. The present 
arrangement in Georgia is an im- 
provement on that. Some day, may 
it be in the not too distant future, 
the churches he is caring for will 
want to do so much more for the 
Kingdom than they are now doing, 


to our diKtinctive mission as a de- 
nomination. We feel the need for 
more publicity. A great many of the 
people living even in the immediate 
vicinity of our churches do not know 
what we stand for. There are some 
who have not heard that there is a 
Congregational church. 

Plans are now under considera- 
tion, and are almost completed, to se- 
cure the services of Rev. Harry Me- 
Keen, of Bentonville, Arkansas, to 
visit us in May and deliver lectures 
on community service at several of 
the centers. It is hoped that these 
lectures will do much to inspire and 
guide the work of our churches in 
middle Qeorgis 


that nothing less than a service every 
Sunday and a resident pastor will be 

The writer of this article does not adequate for the task. 

* « * 


presentation all over the South the 
last few weeks. 

The pastor at Barnesville, Qeorgia, 
is not only doing splendid work in 
his own churches, but his influence is 
felt in different parts of the state. 

The outlook for our church at 

olina, illustrates what a tour- 
ist town may do. The record 
of our church in this place is a fine 
one. The growth along all lines has 
been strong and vigorous, and it was 
a pleasure to present the home mis- 
sionary cause to these people. I have 

never known a more hearty response Jacksonville, Florida, ia a very en- 
than has been given to home mission eouraging one. 


Bjr.MlM Miriam L. Woodberry 

'T"MJIS is the day of specials for 
I Florida. Every newspaper 
advertises special trains, pho- 
tographs show special fruit and 
produce, hotels vie with each other 
in special attractions, and Congrega- 
tionalists turn with loving pride to a 
Florida that is not particularly 
known to either the tourist or com- 
mercial world, but which is permeat- 
ing both, a Florida offering oppor- 
tunities to "A Worker Looking lor 
Work." No dreamers need apply. 
The advance guard is already on the 
field and recruits can scan the pros- 

One Congregational post is situat- 
ed in the western part of the state. 
Formerly the people worked at the 
turpentine industry. Now the trees 
are vanishing and agricultural pur- 
suits are being followed. Into this 
section, into a small house, into a sim- 
ple rough board building, called a 
church, moved one of our choicest 
families. They found that the excite- 
ment caused by the Holy Roller 
movement was steadily held in check 
by good singing, a thoughtful ser- 
mon, a well-organized Sunday-school, 
regular study of the Bible, and a 
community picnic dinner out of doors 
every seven days. Theae furnish the 
leaven which is uniting a scattered 
community that can gather two hun- 
dred strong at a fall meeting. 

One incident, the memory of which 
will long linger with me occurred 
about midnight. Three guests were 
occupying all the available space in 
the parsonage. The family were 
stowed away somewhere in the attic 
under the roof. The following con- 
versation was heard in whispers. 

"Didn't so-and-so and so-and-so 
stop and get something to eat on 
their way homeV 


"That means they have eaten our 
breakfast and that you will have to 
get up early and kill a chicken." 

Soon some one was heard coming 

down the ladder, and at breakfast 
we were regaled with fried chicken. 
I learned the lesson that some duties 
belong to us, and when wo are inter- 
ested in everything that comes 
along, somebody, somewhere, rides 
at one o'clock in the morning and 
shoulders an extra duty in order to 
keep starvation out of our ranks. 

&lany miles in from the coast, in a 
new community that started out as a 
Socialists' Circle, lived a missionary 
and his wife. Soon the minister saw 
an opportunity. The young people 
gathered together, and cut down 
enough cedar trees to build a church, 
an artistic edifice, with much bark 
from the tree trunks appearing here 


and there. The tower accommodates 
four cornetists. Concerts are given 
here, and even drummers on the 
trains advise each other to plan their 
work so as to spend a Sunday in the 
place and listen to the music. The 
tower, the music, the stars, and the 
pine trees all combine to leave a nev- 
er-to-be-forgotten memory. And this 
pastor was eighty years old when he 
began the work ! 

Then, there are rivers and lakes in 
Florida — miles and miles of water- 
ways where a motor boat can pene- 
trate. Money has been invested in 
two boats which bear the profound 



title of the Florida Qospel Navy. 
Few enterprises are more up to date 
and down to the minute than this. 
It solves the weather problem, for 
the boat only "puts out" on pleas- 
ant days. Services can be held ei- 
ther on the boat or on shore. Boys 
who would scorn to attend Sunday- 
school, because "it is fit only for 
women or small children," greatly 
enjoy sitting on a camp stool on the 
deck of the boat. And the curious 
fruit resulting from the work of this 
Navy is that an investment made in 
a boat on the water leaves a perma- 
nent church on the land. 

Florida's industrial beginnings 
mean the birth of new communi- 
ties that are attracting hundreds of 
people, Florida is wonderfully 
adapted to the cultivation of long 
rows of celery, lettuce, and beans. 
The truck gardens seem lost in 
space, and one wonders if there are 
freight trains enough to transport 
the products. Probably only the pas- 
tor who has lived through the ex- 
perience knows the interest of a com- 
munity when pickers and packers 
from all over the South congregate 
for a few weeks in order to rush the 
goods into the markets. His audi- 
ences jump from individuals to 

But over all loom the great tobac- 
co factories, whose doors open early 
in the morning and close in the late 
afternoon. These rooms are filled 
with brown-eyed, soft-speaking, deft- 
fiugered Cubans, rolling cigars hour 
after hour. There are old women in 
the upper stories sorting leaf; young 
women on the main fioor packing 
boxes; children on the stairs doing 
errands. A reader entertains the 
workers with dramatic literature and 
items from the daily press. Coffee 
at five cents a cup is passed around 
constantly and consumed. On the 
outskirts of the city stands our mis- 
sion — one church, one schoolhouse, 
an orphan home for boys, an orphan 
home for girls, and two parsonages. 
One must see the crowds pour out of 
the factories in the afternoons to ap- 

preciate the magnitude of the oppor- 
tunity, Questions : What of the 
future} LIow is this goiug to afFect 
Auiericat What effect is America 
going to have on themt If yon 
would like to do something brand 
new, something for which there is no 
precedent, write to the Rev. Otto J. 
Scheibe, in West Tampa, and ask 
him this question: "What can I do 
for youT" Then follow up the direc- 
tions given in bis response. He al- 
ways answers his mail promptly and 

There is simply no end to Florida. 
It can not stop with the coast line, 
like other states, but keeps bobbing 
up for ninety miles out in the water 
in numberless little islands, until the 
historic sign board of Key West, 
America's last post, appears. Key 
West ma 
pirates in 
ish forts, 
lish occu] 
A navy y 
main taint 
There an 
wharf ; t 
are slaug 
land. St 
on the ro 
be scanni 
the wivei 
the water 
right in t 
one of th 
of the d 

school g: 

grades of 
One lo\ 
which fii 
rocks and 
up its firs 
were on I 

vices ou a bleak and rock-bound 
coast, and stretched its arms across 
the seas to help the people of Japan, 
China, Micronesia, Turkey, and 
Africa, is now established as our 
special beacon light on this most 
southeastern island, where the sight 
of the sleeping alligators recall the 
past, the coral whispers of hidden 


treasures in the seas, and toward army, our navy, and oar statesmen 
whose history-making future our point with no uncertain finger. 


By Asaistaat Superintendent J. M. Gratuun 

IF there ever was a time in the his- 
tory of Congregationalism in Ala- 
bama when the chief thing sought 
was numbers, that time has passed. 
A glance at a few figures in the Con- 

took place among transient peoples 
who could not buy homes and settle 
in them, and when they moved 
away there was no church member- 
ship left, and there was no money to 

gregational Year-Books will at first continue the work. 

impress the reader that we have not 
tried to hold our own, or tKat Con- 
gregationalism does not find a suit- 
able soil and climate in this state. 
We have fewer churches than has 
been the case in some other years, 
but the reason is plain to him who 

has been said that country 
churches were once almost incurably 
conservative, and that conservation 
was at one time peculiar to the coun- 
try church. Whether that statement 
is wholly true, I can not say, but I 
can say that some of the early Con- 
gregational churches in Alabama 
were sorely afflicted with that terri- 
ble disease, and because of it many 
died. But there have come some 
changes that make us happy. A num- 
ber of the churches are awakening to 
their real mission, and they are 
seeking to fulfill that mission. They 
are learning that certain tasks in 
community life are theirs, and they 
are seeking leadership accordingly. 

Churches that were at one time 
satisfied to have a " once-a-month " 
preacher, now desire a real minister. 
Committees on religious education, 
evangelism, missions, and social ser- 
vice, are to be found in quite a num- 
ber of our churches to-day, and in 
many cases they are getting results. 
1 wish to give a few instances of the 
results of awakened churches. 

Religious education committees 
have brought about the organization 
of Sunday-school teachers' training 
classes. In one community this com- 
mittee created such a spirit of en- 
thusiasm, and established such a high 
remembers that a church should not ideal, it was suggested that the Dis- 
be organized to add to the list of trict Association should serve notice 
churches, but to serve where service that in a few years no one would be 
is needed. Many little churches have allowed to teach in the Sunday- 
died because they never should have schools of the district unless such 
been bom. That is one reason some person had taken a standard teach- 
of our chtirches are no more. Anoth- er's training course or its equival- 
er reason Ls that many organizations ent. In another instance, the relig- 



ioU8 education committee, after hav- 
ing interested a few in the organiza- 
tion of s teachers' training class, 
went still further, under the leader- 
ship of the pastor, and began to work 
on the school trustees, with the re- 
.suit that the old building was torn 
down, a new one erected, and instead 
of supplying it with the old-time un- 

sightly and uncomfortable benches, 
it was equipped with modem patent 

A social service committee looked 
about and saw the need of some or- 
ganized activity among the young 
people. The result was the forma- 
tion of a Community Reading Cir- 
cle. This was also directed by the 
pastor, and he, out of his pitifully 
small and inadequate library, fur- 
nished the necessary books. One 
young lady, a member of this circle, 

saw a large number' of young men 
in the community who never took 
any part in religious work. She 
made her appeal to them in their own 
behalf and in behalf of the commu- 
nity, and the result was the organ- 
ization of a young men's class. 
This class began to stimulate inter- 
est in equipment, and the one-room 
church was partly curtained off for 
classes. Some caught the spirit of the 
thing and said, "Our church must 
have a new coat of paint." Money 
was quickly collected and the church, 
a home mission church, was painted 
within and without. The pastor is a 
native of the community, and the 
public school teacher wrote me the 
following regarding his work and its 
results : 

Tbe work done by the pasbir for both 
church and Bchooi has been remarkable. 
Largely through his personal efforts the 
church and school bulldlnsB were erected. 
and under his wise leaderBhip turnlsb- 
Inga and equlpnieDt were secured. When 
tha people were ready to buy tbe modem 
desks, they found they did not have suf- 
ficient money to pay for them. The pas- 
tor borrowed the money on his own ac- 
count, paid the Interest himself, and tbUH 
carried throu^ his plan to tumlsh the 
building for the comfort and well-being 
of the children. 

Under the leadership of this home 
missionary pastor the work of build- 
ing schooihouses has become a reg- 
ular thing. The county superintend- 
ent of education says: 

"The Congregational minister has 
been pastor of three or four churches 
in this county, and he has been a 
fircat help to me in the districts 
where his churches are located. In 
each place a new school building has 
gone up since he has been on the 
job, and three of them have been 
painted. In one case he bought the 
desks himself. He did not have the 
money to pay for them and he gave 
his note for the necessary amount, 
lie probably received a part of this 
money later from interested patrons, 
but had it not been for him the im- 
provement would have been delayed 
quite a while at least," 

This superintendent is not a mem- 



ber of any church, hut he has repeat- 
edly said, in public and in private, 
"The Congregational chureheB are 
the only churches with a program 
big enough in point of service to suit 

The work' just mentioned is but a 
small part of what has been accom- 

plished. A part of it was done in the 
Echo District under the leadership 
of Rev. M. D, Bamett, and a large 
part of it in the Tallassee District 
under the leadership of Rev. J. I. 
Barker. These men are native At- 
abamtans, and they are getting re- 
salts, even though each has a large 
family and each receives a pitifully 
small salary. 

Another home mission church, 
Thorsby, has been, and is, making a 
most excellent record, and a few of 
the things that have been done there 
should have a place in this article. 

The Christian Endeavor Society 
numbers about fifty-five. Itwas the 
first society in Alabama to reach the 
' ' Dixie Standard of Excellence, ' ' and 
the firwt Congregational society in 
the South to reach it. The young 
people have gone into a community 
in the vicinity and organized anoth- 
er society, which they will care for 
nntil it is able to walk alone. The 
Qood Citizenship Committee have 
placed literature racks in the rail- 
road station, the barber shop, and 

other places, and these racks are kept 
supplied with good reading matter. 

The Sunday-school numbers more 
than a hundred, with a large aver- 
age attendance. It has three organ- 
ized classes, each with its several 
committees and a definite program 
of service. The Young Men's Class 
has recently made a careful survey 
of the religious conditions and needs 
of the town, which has been a great 
blessing in many ways. The young 
people of the Sunday-school and 
Christian Endeavor Society go occa- 
sionally to the almshouse, with 
gifts, prayers, and songs, and a spirit 
of cheer and good fellowship. 

This church has recently held a 
series of evangelistic meetings. These 
gatherings brought a larger vision 
of service to the students of Thorsby 
Institute, who come from twenty 
counties of Alabama. Many of the 
students took an active part in the 
meetings. One feature was the hold- 
ing of cottage prayer meetings, con- 
ducted by teachers and students of 
the Institute, in the town. One night 
there were twelve such meetings at 
the same hour, with a total attend- 


ance of one hundred and eighty. The 
pastor. Rev. S. H. Herbert, who is 
also principal of the Institute, is do- 
ing a great work in leading the 
young people in practical Christian 

■kilS^ iS. 









From State 


Paid State 


able for 




rot THE 

AT^ge thr«e preTiouB yra. 
PrM6Dt year 



$ 18,660.13 

$ 916.01 

$17,734 09 

$ 6.610.96 




Tnr rftanft 

$ 650.89 


f 8,214.12 

$ 861.84 

$ 4,076.96 

$ 4,726.86 

$ 4,709.14 





Av'ge three previous yra. 
PreieDt yeu* • 





$104,556 38 

182. 191-78 


$ 7,18661 

$ 8,673.02 

$10,809 68 

$3.299 06 

$ 7,610 67 

$ 68.'. 92.9? 

MAR. 31 


■ ' 

The Conrreratlonal Home MIselonanr Society has three main sources of Income. 
Leffaoles furnish, though rery Irregularly, approximately forty-elffht per cent, or 
$110,000 annually. To avoid fluctuation, when more Is received, It Is plsc^d in the 
Leracy Equalisation Fund. Investments furnish nine per cent., or about S2S.0OO an- 
nually. . Contributions from churches, societies and individuals afford substantially 
forty- three per cent., or $108,000 annually. For all but eighteen states the treasurer 
of The Conffreratlonal Home Missionary Society receives and expends these contribu- 
tions. In those eighteen states, affiliated onarsnlzatfons administer home missionary 
work In co-operation with The Conyregmtional Home Missionary Society. G^ach of 
these organizations forwards a percentaflre of its undesignated receipts to the national 
treasury. To each of these the national treasury forwards a percentage of undeslgr- 
nated contributions from each state respectively. The percentages to The drngrtgn," 
tlonal Home Missionary Society In the various states are as follows: 

California (North), 6; California (South). 6: Connecticut, 60: Illinois, SS: Iowa, IS; 
Kansas. 6; Maine, 10; Massachusetts, 88 1-8; Michlran, 1$; Minnesota, S; Missouri. 5; 
Nebraska. 6; New Hampshire, 60; New York, 10; Ohio, 18; Rhod« Island, SO; Vermont, 
81; Washington, 8; Wisconsin, 10. 


The record shown above is a good one. It has enabled the National 
Society to close another year without debt. Jhis does not mean super- 
abundance but careful economy in expenditure. The gain of $7,510.57 
over the average of the past three years is just about the amount received 
thus far in answer to the appeal for money for raising salaries. It represents, 
therefore, a strengthening of the present work rather than an extension of 
new work. Just now the first need seems to be strengthening. But closely 
following this is the call for extension in this rapidly-growing country. In 
other words, we need a much greater increase than this year has shown. 

The appeal for higher salaries brings revelations of disaster due to low 

salaries. Here is an excerpt from a recent letter: 

The chief trouble is debts following me from field to field. My salary is large 
enougii to keep me and my family and to save a little. But it was not always large 
enougb. Debts have piled on to me to the extent of |2,700, and my salary is $900 
and a house. Now when I get twenty-five dollars everybody wants it and nobody is 
satisfied. The result is that I find myself with a lot of creditors coming at me at once, 
and when things are needed for the house it is often very hard to go and get them 
on credit and maintain any dignity at all. 

Office ; 18T Fourth Aven 
Honorary Secretary B-ncl Editor, A, F. Beard. D.D., Correapondlng Seflretarlea, 
Charles J. Ryder, D.U.; H. Paul DaUKlaaa, D.D.; Aaaoclate Secretary, Rev. R. W. Roundy: 
Treasurer, Irving C. Gaylord; Secretary of Woman'a Work, Mrs. i: W. Wilcox; Dlatrlcf 
Secretaries, Rev. Qeorse H. GutteraoD, Co UK re national House, Boston, Mass.: Rev. Franlc 
S. White, D.D., 1» ao. la Salle St., Chlcaeo, 111.; Rev. GeorKe W. Hlnman, 21 Brenham 
PL, Sbd FranclHco, Cal.; Field Secretary, Ura. Ida Voae Woodbury, Coagregatloual Houae, 
Bo a ton. Masa 

^atUe 3i^n of t^e !^epubUc 

S; 3uUa >Jt'aT6 Tfowe 
BQne eyea have seen the glory of the coming of the Zrf)rd; 
He is tramphsg out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; 
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrihie swift sword; 
Hip truQi is muohing on. 

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps; 
They have bnilded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps ; 
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps; 
His day is marching on. 

I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel; 
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; 
Let the Hero, bom of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, 
Since Ck>d is marching on. " 

He has soonded forth the trumpet that shall never caJl retreat; 
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat; 
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feetl 
Onr Qod is marching on. 

In the beauty of the liHes Christ was bom across the sea, 
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; 
Aa he died to make men ho^, let us die to make men free, 
While God is marching on. 

Watch the response which the Negro people educated in our schools 
make to the call of the country which emancipated them, and which in God's 
process and Man's progress of a never retreating evolution, will confirm to 
them all the rights of citizenship while it requires its duties. 



Perhaps no pages of the A. M. A. Missionary have more readers or are 
scanned more carefully than those which are marked "Receipts." People 
are wont to look after their bestowments. For example a recent report of 
*' Receipts" in the smallest possible type of nine solid pages gave the 
acknowledgements of more than 2000 different individuals and churches 
from 44 different states in sums ranging from a dollar and even less to those 
of several hundred, and this in a single month, the total amounting to 
$47,741.63 and, including legacies, $59,754.16. 

The interesting feature is, that 2116 different contributors represent but 
a fraction of the givers shown in the ** Receipts," as many were church col- 
lections indicating in some cases hundreds only recognized in the acknowl- 
edgments of the church. This certainly shows a wide-spread constituency, 
and if those who give were our only readers we are sure that it is a constitu- 
ency that makes the A. M. A. Missionary pages worth while. 

In this same connection a wonderful church contribution of $4570.10 
from the Second Congregational Church of Waterbury, Conn., taken on a 
recent Sunday broke all past records of the kind so far as the oldest o£Scial 
of the A. M. A. office can remember. He recalls that some years ago a 
Sunday church collection of Park Church, Norwich, Conn., gladdened the 
burdened heart of the Treasurer with $3700, and a succeeding Sunday in 
the Classon Avenue Church, Brooklyn, followed with nearly $2000. Such 
records, however, do not come often enough to frighten us. It is the mul- 
titudious testimonies in sums of a few dollars that has called our recogni- 
tion of the fact that a great many littles tell us how many friends our work 
has, and add up to a total that enables Christian evangelization and educa- 
tion to go to needy thousands year by year. This reminds us also of the 
service which the figurative section of one American Missionary once ren- 
dered to our missionary work. It was in October in 1888 when Hon. Luzon 
B. Morris, afterwards Governor of Connecticut, the legal and financial ad- 
viser of Daniel Hand of Guilford, Conn., entered our office with securities 
amounting to one million, eight hundred and ninety-four dollars and twenty- 
five cents to be designated the Daniel Hand Educational Fund for colored 
people. The gift unprecedented at that time to a missionary society had 
not been solicited but was one of mature deliberation made after a careful 
oxamination especially of the Treasurer's reports of "Receipts.'* The large 
number of contributions of not large amounts and covering nearly all of the 
states and of nearly all contributing churches extending through a period 
of many years was the ground of his confidence that he had found the right 
place for the perpetual usefulness of his great fortune. He particularly 
mentioned this fact. So if there are those who think that the publishment 
of ** Receipts," month after month, have little interest or weight, they are 
recommended to cherish the memory of Daniel Hand whose million — ^plus — 
succeeded by a legacy at his death of six figures above half a million more 
— added to the original gift — was largely influenced by the figurative sec- 
tion of the American Missionary 



Hie personal sketcli ol Dr, Tbomaa L. Rlgge will intereat A. M. A. readers wbo 
have followed ble devoted life wtth and among the Indian tribes of the Dakotas. Dr. 
tud Jin Rises bave been mlgbty factors In the education, evangelization and civil- 
ization of tbo most Influential Indian tribes In our country. 

T. L. Rioos. LL.D. 

IT was near the foot of Lac Qui 
Parle in a log cabin that ray 
mother of "Mary and I," first 
fondled me and taught me the be- 
ginningB of things. Afterwards, so 
early that I have but faint remem- 
brance of it, the house on the hill 
was built, — the ailla of which were 
hewn with a broad axe, the framing 

lumber and boards sawed by a pit 
saw, and the clapboards and 
shingles riven and shaven by hand, 
— and we moved into it. There were 
four rooms on the ground floor, and 
an attic over head. This house 
burned down in March, 1854. My 
brother and I were the unfortunate 
cause of this calamity. We had been 



sent down cellar for potatoes, and 
so prompt had been our service that 
our mother told us we might go back 
and each get a fat round yellow 
"rutabaga" the insides of which we 
would scrape out with a thin sharp 
case knife and enjoy in our own way, 
and then we would have such jolly 
fine bowls of our own making! To 
keep the cellar from freezing, hay 
had been packed in tightly under 
the floor around the top of the cellar 
walL The candle we carried and the 
inviting stems of hay standing out 
were the means : We burned the sin- 
gle straw, and would put them out, 
— ^but, — ! The house burned and 
with it everything we had except 
the clothes we wore. Our nearest 
white neighbors were Dr. William- 
son's family which about the time I 
was bom had moved down to the 
Yellow Medicine, and our nearest 
base of supplies was Traverse de 
Sioux more than 100 miles away. 
We had Indian neighbors, however, 
and the Renvilles, «uid that day's 
dinner eaten in mid-afternoon was 
brought in a great wooden bowl, a 
great horn spoon with it, by which 
each in turn was fed the succotash. 
I do not remember a better meal! 

There are many, memories con- 
nected with this home • burned in 
1854. Our water was brought from 
a spring in the ravine north west of 
the house, and the path was steep. 
After a rain this path was also slip- 
pery and often the water-carrier 
would fall, spilling the water, and 
having to try it over again. Then 
winters the snow would sift in on the 
attic floor and the stairs so that my 
memory goes back to the time when 
the little boys, undressed by the 
warm flre down stairs were carried 
*pig-a-back* to their bed above. 

My father came to Lac Qui Parle 
in 1837, by stage from Massachu- 
setts, where was my mother's home, 
to New York, by stage to Pittsburg 
by way of Philadelphia in the same 
way and by steam boat down the 
Ohio to St. Louis, and then up the 
Mississippi to Fort Snelling, taking 
three months for this journey; hav- 
ing left the Hawley home in March 
when the snow drifts were still deep, 
and reaching the military post early 
in June. 

After a stay of two months here 
and at Lake Harriet, they went by 
barge towed and rowed up the Min- 
nesota river to Traverse de Sioux and 
from there over the prairie by team, 
— two one-ox carts and a wagon, — 
to Lac Qui Parle, reaching "home" 
as my mother wrote, the middle of 
September. Dr. Thomas T. William- 
son had already been on the ground 
two years and had built himself a 
log house. The attic room above 
was for five years this **home," and 
here my eldest brother Alfred, and 
two sisters, Isabella and Martha 
were bom. 

A short time before Dr. William- 
son's coming the Pond brothers, 
Samuel and Gideon, had begun work 
as independent lay missionaries at 
Lake Harriet near Ft. Snelling, and 
the same year Rev. Mr. Stevens had 
settled there in the same work. It 
was however as early as 1680 that 
Hennepin and Du Luth visited the 
Sioux living on Mille Lake and 
Knife Lake in Western Wisconan. 
Before my father entered the work 
there had been but little done, 
though a start was made in reducing^ 
the language of the Dakotas to writ- 
ten form. Now, however this work 
was taken up systematically and in 
earnest. My father wrote in *Mary 



and I,' the following: "To learn an 
unwritten language, and to reduce it 
to a form that can be seen as well as 
heard is confessedly a work of no 
small magnitude. Hitherto it has 
seemed to exist only in sound. But 
it has been all through the ages 
worked out and up by the forges of 
human hearts. It has been made to 
express the lightest thoughts as well 
as the heart throbs of men and 
women and children in their genera- 
tions. The human mind, in its most 
untutored state, is God's creation. It 
may not stamp purity nor even good- 
ness on its language, but it always, 
I think, stamps it with the deepest 
philosophy. So far at least, language 
is of Divine origin. The unlearned 
Dakota may not be able to give any 
definition for any single word that 
he has been using all his life time, — 
he may say ''It means that, and 
can't mean anything else,'* yet, all 
the^ while, in the mental workshop of 
the people, unconsciously and very 
slowly it may be, but no less very 
surely, these words of air are newly 
coined. No angle can turn up, but 
by and by it will be worn off by use. 
No ungrammatical expression can 
come in that will not be rejected by 
the best thinkers and speakers. New 
words will be coined to meet the 
mind's wants, and new forms of ex- 
pression, which at first are bungling 
descriptions only, will be pared 
down and tucked up so as to come 
into harmony with the living lang- 
uage. But it is no part of our busi- 
ness to make the Dakota language. 
It was simply the missionaries work 
to report it faithfully. 

The method of the first attempts 
at translating the Bible are given 
thus: "Mr. Renville's reception 

room was of good size, with a large 
open fire-place, in which his French- 
men or "French boys" as they were 
called by the Indians piled up an 
enormous quantity of wood of a cold 
day, setting it up on end, and thus 
making a fire to be felt as well as 


seen. Here the chief Indian men of 
the village gathered to smoke and 
talk. A bench ran almost around 
the entire room, on which they sat 
or reclined. Mr. Renville usually sat 
on a chair in the middle of the room. 
He was a small man with rather a 
long face and head developed up- 
ward. A favorite position of his was 
to sit with his feet crossed under him 
like a tailor. This room was the 
place of Bible translating. Dr. Wil- 
liamson and Mr. G. H. Pond, had 
both learned to read French. The 
former usually talked with Mr. Ren- 
ville in French, and in the work of 
translating read from the French 
Bible, verse by verse. Mr. Renville's 
memory had been specially cultivat- 
ed by having been much em