THE .m THIRTY-SIXTH REPORT m fa llible THE YEAR ENDING MARCH Slsr, 1S7G, THE FORTY-SKVUNTH OF THE SOCIETY S OPERATIONS.) WITH A REPORT OF THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING, \:c iSri*., ^ ., r>riim tin- Mo*/ XiiniJx / <>f tin "Recorder" W TORONTO: PRINTED BY HUNTER, ROSE cSc Co., 25 1876. ST. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY xJLIBRARY THE THIRTY-SIXTH REPORT OF THE mfa iWe FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31sx, 1876, (THE FORTY-SEVENTH OF THE SOCIETY S OPERATIONS.) WITH &C., &C., &C., Being the May Number of the " Recorder." TORONTO : PRINTED BY HUNTER, ROSE & CO., 25 WELLINGTON ST. 1876. BV 2370 8 75/76 43 i 04 CONTENTS. PAGE Office-bearers of the Upper Canada Bible Society 5 Life Members 6 Laws and Regulations 7 Rules recommended to Branch Societies 9 Thirty-fifth Annual Report 1] Operations of the Central Depository 24 Abstract of the Treasurer s Account 26 Extracts from Agents Reports 28 " Colporteurs Reports ... 33 List of Toronto Subscribers., 38 Branch Subscription Lists 42 List of Branches and their Office-bearers, including summary of Receipts for the year 65 London Auxiliary and its Branches 77 Incomes and issues of the Upper Canada Bible Society from its commence ment 80 Report of the Anniversary Meeting 81 Meetings of the Board 89 OFFICE-BEAKEKS OF THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE FOR 1875. OOCIETY, President. THE HONOURABLE GEORGE W. ALLAN. Vice-Presidents. (In the order of VERY REV. DEAN GRASETT, B. D. EEV. E. WOOD, D. D. " M. WILLIS, D. D., LL. D. : ALEX. SANSON. : ANSON GREEN, D. D. " J. H. ROBINSON. W. BALDWIN, ESQ. HON. WM. MCMASTER. REV. E. RYERSON, D. D., LL. D. " T. S ELLERBY. " R. A. FYFE, D. D. HON. OLIVER MOWAT. GEORGE BUCKLAND, ESQ. REV. LACHLAN TAYLOR, D. D. JOHN MACDONALD, ESQ. REV. W. JEFFERS, D. D. DANIEL WILSON, ESQ., LL. D. A. T. McCoRD, ESQ. REV. WILLIAM REID, D. D. REV. CANON BALDWIN, M.A. their appointment.) VERY REV. PRINCIPAL SNODGRASS,D.D. REV. J. G. MANLY. " W. COCKER, D. D. WILLIAM OSBORNE, ESQ. REV. W. M. PUNSHON, M. A., LL.D. WILLIAM ORMISTON, D. D. RIGHT REV. I. HELLMUTH, D.D., BISHOP OF HURON. REV. PRESIDENT NELLES, D. D. " ALEXANDER TOPP, D. D. " R. V. ROGERS, M. A. M. SWRETNAM, ESQ. REV. JOHN POTTS. GEORGE HAGUE, ESQ. REV. JOHN GEMLEY. PROFESSOR GREGG, A. M. McLAREN. HON. JOHN McMuRRicn. HON. VICE-CHANCELLOR BLAKE. Treasurer. HONOURABLE WILLIAM MCMASTER. Secretaries. J. GEORGE HODGINS, ESQ., LL. D., ) ,. REV. J. M. CAMERON, } *V Secretaries. J. F. LASH, ESQ., Minute Secretary. ROBT. BALDWIN, ESQ., Permanent Secretary. Directors. All MINISTERS of the GOSPEL who are Members of the Society. MR. ALEX. CHRISTIE. " JAMES FOSTER. DR. C. B. HALL. MR. JOHN McBEAN. JAMES BROWN. GEO. L. BEARDMORE. J. K. MACDONALD. ALEX. RATTRAY. WARRING KENNEDY. DR. W. B. GEIKIE. MR. ROBERT GILMOR. " JNO. GILLESPIE. " WM. H. ELLIOT. COL. MOFFATT* MR. C. A. MORSE. " $. ROGERS. " F. W. KINGSTONE. " JAMES FRASER. F. G. CALLENDER. " S. R. BRIGGS. Depositary. MR. JOHN YOUNG. LIFE MEMBERS OF THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE OCIETY, (In order of appointment.) Alanson Ross, Esq., Drummondville. J. Kynock, Esq., Wallaceburg. Ignatius Cockshutt, Esq., Brantford. J. C. W. Daly, Esq., Stratford. Dr. Mcllmurray, Toronto. David Robinson, Esq., Seaton. James Andrews, Esq., Port Hope. William Dickson, Esq., Blenheim. F. H. Reward, Esq., Toronto. John Lesslie, Esq., Dundas. Hon. Wm. McMaster, Toronto. Sir James L. Robinson, Toronto. Miss Harriet Newcombe, Thorold. John Littlewood, Esq., London. Walter McKenzie, Esq., Toronto. Robert Marsh, Esq., Richmond Hill. James Coleman, Esq., Dundas. John Frazer, Esq., London. Mrs. John Frazer, London. John Leary, Esq. , London. James Wood, Esq., Brantford. Hon. John Simpson, Bowmanville. A. Farewell, Esq., Oshawa. Professor Kingston, Toronto. John Kirby, Esq., Florence. Mrs. Robert Marsh, Richmond Hill. Mr. Lewis Marsh, Richmond Hill. Thomas Walsh, Esq., Simcoe. Dr. Newkirk, Vienna. Samuel Keefer, Esq. Mrs. Samuel Keefer. John McDonald, Esq., Toronto. Mrs. John McDonald, Toronto. Mr. James Marsh, Richmond Hill. Mrs. F. W. Watkins, Hamilton. Miss Sarah Ann Watkins, Hamilton. S. Nash Moyer, Esq., Campden. Edward Wheeler, Esq., Stouffville. Principal Dawson, LL.D., Montreal. Hon. George W. Allan, Toronto. Elev. E. Sullivan, Chicago. Mr. Robert Marsh, jun., Richmond Hill. Samuel Alcorn, Esq., Yorkville. STicol McColl, Esq., South wold. VIr. John A. Marsh, Richmond Hill. Miss Adeline E. Marsh, Richmond Hill. W. Mulligan, Esq., Port Hope. jj-eorge Andrews, Esq., Aurora. Joseph Hunt, Esq. jreorge Shaver, sen. , Esq. , Etobicoke. Mrs. E. D. Thompson. Thomas Trivett, Esq., Exeter. Mrs. Thomas Trivett, Exeter. James Watson, Esq., Hamilton. Mrs. James Watson, Hamilton. Mrs. WiUiam Donald, Port Hope. Robert Cassels, Esq., Quebec. Abraham Travis, Esq., Grimsby. Mrs. Mary Dalziel, Vaughan. Mrs. McNeely, Port Hope. Miss Hannah Marsh, Richmond Hill. G-ervas Holmes, Esq. John K. Taylor, Esq., Smith. Mr. A. K. Mulligan, Port Hope. Rev. John Black, Manitoba. Rev. George Young, Manitoba. W. H. Gibbs, Esq., Oshawa. Right Rev. Bishop McLean, Manitoba. Mrs. Robert Robson, Bayfield. Miss Janet Robson, Bayfield. Rev. Johnstone Vicars, Pickering. Rev. George Miller, Queensville. Miss Maria Simpson, Newmarket. William Jordan, Esq., Fenelon Falls. Abraham Allbright, Esq., South Cayuga. Dr. McQuesten, Hamilton. William Powis, Esq., Hamilton. R. M. Wanzer, Esq., Hamilton. Donald Frazer, Esq., Nairn. T^ Rev. James Dick, Richmond Hill. LAWS AND REGULATIONS. OF THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY, A s adopted at a General Meeting of the Society, held in the City of Toronto, on the 3rd day of August, 1855. [UNDER THE ACT OF INCORPORATION.] ARTICLE 1. This Society shall be denominated the " UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY," having the same object in view as the British and Foreign Bible Society that is, the circulation of the Bible, without note or comment. II. This Society shall endeavour to unite all the different Societies in the Province, and to concentrate their operations, in order to give more efficiency to the whole. III. This Society shall maintain, in the City of Toronto, a general depot of Bibles and Testaments, from which all the Auxiliaries and Branch Societies in connection with it shall be supplied with the Scriptures, at the lowest price at which they can be afforded. IV. The business of this Society shall be carried on by a Board of Direc tors, to consist of a President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretaries, together with twenty lay members, fifteen of whom, who shall have most frequently attended, shall be eligible for rejection each year, five of whom to form a quorum. All ministers of the Gospel, who are members of the Society, shall be entitled to a seat, and to vote with the Directors. V. The President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretaries, and Agents of all Auxiliaries and Branch Societies in connection therewith, shall be ex officio members of the Board. VI. At any meeting of the Directors, the President, or, in his absence, the Vice-President first upon the list then present, and in the absence of such Vice-President, the Treasurer, and in his absence such member as shall be chosen for that purpose, shall preside. VII. Each person paying annually one dollar shall be a member of this Society ; and persons paying fifty dollars at any one time, either to this Society or to any of the Societies in connection therewith, or through them to the British and Foreign Bible Society, or who may have rendered import ant services, shall, at the discretion of the Directors, be declared Life Mem bers. VIII. That each Life Member of this Society shall be furnished with a Certificate of Membership, under the Corporate Seal of the Company, duly signed by the President and Secretaries for the time being, and shall be allowed to receive from the Depository annually, for distribution, Bibles and Testaments to the value of one dollar. IX. That the Board of Directors for the time being shall have the ap pointment of Agents, Depositary, Colporteurs, Bookkeeper and Assistants 8 LAWS AND REGULATIONS. of the Society, and the fixing of all salaries and allowances ; and shall have the superintendence and management of all the property, real and personal, of the Corporation, as well as the management and control of its general affairs, and the appropriation of its funds, with full power to enact such rules as may be requisite to effect the objects contemplated by the Act of Incor poration. X. The Board of Directors shall meet for the transaction of business once in each quarter, and at any other time when called together by the Secreta ries, or any three of the Directors. XT. A General Meeting of the Society shall be held in the month of May in each and every year, or at such other times as the Directors for the time being may deem best for the interests of the Society ; when the Officers and Directors for the ensuing: year shall be chosen ; a report of the proceedings for the foregoing year presented ; together with the Treasurer s and Deposi tary s Accounts, duly audited. XII. In the Annual Report of the Society, the efforts of the several So cieties in connection with it shall be distinctly mentioned, as respects the circulation of the Scriptures and the contributions to the funds, together with such other matter connected with them as may be generally interesting. XIII. That the General Meetings of the Society shall be opened by read ing a portion of the Sacred Scriptures, and with prayer. XIV. That no alterations in this Constitution shall be made except at a General Meeting of the Society, and after one month s notice of the same has been given to the Board. RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RELATIVE TO GRANTS TO SUNDAY SCHOOLS. That in all applications for grants of Bibles to Sunday Schools, the appli cant be requested to furnish the Secretaries with an account of the state of the School ; the number of Scholars and Teachers ; the amount of funds at the disposal of the Managers ; who are its officers ; and why it is necessary to make such application : all which should in every case be certified by a Minister of the Gospel, or some person of known respectability. And further, this Board recommends that the Secretaries be instructed to make grants in future only to destitute settlements ; reporting the same to the next General Meeting of the Board of Directors. RULES RECOMMENDED TO BRANCH SOCIETIES. I. That a Society be formed in connection with the British and Foreign Bible Society, through the medium of the Upper Canada Bible Society, for the purpose of contributing to the circulation of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment : the English copies being of the authorized version only. II. That the Society be denominated " THE BRANCH BIBLE SOCIETY." III. That all persons subscribing one dollar annually, or five dollars at one time, shall be members of this Society. IY. That the business of this Society shall be conducted by a President, Vice- Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, and a Committee consisting of not less than other members ; five to constitute a quorum. V. That all Ministers of the Gospel who join the Society shall be reckoned members of the Committee. VI. That the Committee shall meet quarterly, or oftener ; the time and place of meeting to be fixed by themselves. VII. That the Committee divide their sphere of operations into Districts, and appoint two of their own members for each district, to solicit subscrip tions and donations from the inhabitants, and also to ascertain the wants of the people regarding the Word of God. VIII. That the whole of the subscriptions and donations received by this Society shall, after deducting incidental expenses, be remitted, yearly, to the Upper Canada Bible Society, for the purpose of translating the Word of God into the Indian languages, and for supplying other nations, through the Parent Institution, with the pure Word of God ; or for the purchase of Bibles and Testaments to supply the neighbourhood at cost price, or gratuitously to those who cannot purchase. IX. That a General Meeting of the Subscribers be held on the day of , in each year, at , when the accounts shall be presented, the proceedings of the past year stated, a new Committee appointed, and a Report agreed upon ; the Report to be published under the direction of the Committee, if required. X. That on the formation of a new Committee, the President, Vice-Presi dents, Treasurer, Secretary, and such three-fourths of the other members of the Committee as have most frequently attended, shall be eligible for re election for the ensuing year. THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY. " Without the Bible it is impossible to establish the laity in the truth." So said the great Tyndal, who determined, therefore, that if God gave him life, every ploughboy in England should know the Scrip tures. When the enemies of the truth strangled and burned that holy man at Vilvorde, they thought they had put an end to his fruitful life on earth. But is not God continuing and expanding that life in the Bible Societies of to-day, whose great aim and object is to translate God s Word into every language, and to place it not only in every house but in every hand and in every heart among the millions of this great world of ours, for whom Christ, the Light of Life, came down from Hea ven. To report to the members of the Upper Canada Bible Society what has been done during the past year in thus diffusing the light is, at this time, the duty and the privilege of its Directors. They will, however, only attempt to give a short but faithful account of their own stewardship in the Society s field, and a very brief sketch of the world wide work of our great Parent and kindred Societies. Before speaking of the operations of our Society, the Directors cannot but refer to the loss it has sustained in the death of the late Rev. Dr. Jennings, who had been one of its Vice-Presidents for twer^-seven years. From the beginning of his residence in this country he was al ways a warm advocate of the Bible Society. He is now " with Christ, which is far better," but his memory will long continue among those who remain here, as that of one of the oldest and truest friends of the cause. The number of copies of the Scriptures issued by the Society within the last twelve months is 37,971, being 2,260 more than in the previous year. The total income received during the twelve months is apparently $573 98 less than that of last year, but is in reality $403 79 greater. Although it is still far short of what it was in the late years of pros perity, the Directors think that when the continued commercial depres sion is considered, cause will be seen in this little increase for thankful ness to God and congratulation to the members of the Society. The apparent decrease in the income is owing to the discontinuance, at the 12 ANNUAL EEPOKT. suggestion of this Board, of the annual grant of 200 sterling from the British and Foreign Bible Society. In its early history, when the Society was unable of itself to pay for the agency necessary to develop its re sources, this grant was of the greatest value, and it is difficult to say how much its firm establishment in the Province is due to the fostering help thus given by the Parent Society, which was quite willing to con tinue it so long as wished by this Auxiliary. But the Society has now been able for some years back to carry on the work in its own field, to give liberal grants wherever needed to weaker auxiliaries in the Do minion, and to remit a fair surplus to the Parent Society for its work in Roman Catholic and heathen lands. Under these circumstances the Directors thought the money would be better spent in more needy quarters, and communicated their views to the Committee in England in a resolution which will be found in the November num ber of the Recorder, carefully premising that the tie which binds this Auxiliary to the British and Foreign Bible Society should con tinue as strong as ever. In their answer to this communication the Secretaries of the Home Society say : " Be assured that we have no suspicion that your present action in this matter carries with it the slightest intention to weaken the bonds that unite the Parent Society and its valued auxiliary. We regard it as inspired by an honourable feeling which we highly appreciate, and we trust that the career of the Upper Canada Society may be marked in the future by the same gratify ing progress as that by which its past course has been distinguished." It is true that the actual increase in the income is altogether from pay ments on purchase account and that there is still a decrease in the free contributions from the Branches ; but it should be understood that many of these payments are largely made up of moneys which have been freely subscribed by the people. This practice of paying " on purchase account" money raised by subscription has been considered by the Board, and a better method has been recommended to the Branches, which the Directors have reason to hope will soon be adopted by all, several having acted upon the suggestion as soon as their attention was called to the matter. It is also to be noted that the reported income of the twelve months does not include the returns from so many Branches. There are always, unfortunately, some that do not send their remittances in time to be included in the year s receipts ; but this year without any fault on the part of most of them the number of these is considerably in creased. As a Permanent Agent was engaged in September, it was neces sary to leave some of his visits to be made in spring and summer, and the sections thus apparently neglected have of course yielded no fruit during the year just closed, but will do so early in that just begun. Moreover the expenses of the society have been less, so that the net results of the twelve months 5 operations have yielded at least $1,500 more than those of the previous year for the spread of God s Word. AGENCY. One of the first matters which occupied the attention of the Board when it came into office, was the system of Agency. A special com- ANNUAL REPORT. 13 mittee was appointed to examine the subject, who presented a report, the result of which was the modification of the provisional or local system by the appointment of one permanent Agent. Although permanent agency is more expensive than provisional, the Directors have reason to believe that in this step they were guided and over-ruled by God s Spirit, and that the combination of the two systems is likely to prove more ad vantageous than either of them alone. They also rejoice to feel that it was God, in His providence, who led the Rev. Mr. Ross to offer his ser vices, and they congratulate the Society on having secured them. The success of the reverend gentleman in reviving some of the feebler Branches and stirring up others to renew their zeal has been most en couraging. The re-division of the field into smaller sections, and the re vision of the instructions by the standing committee on agency, have also given very satisfactory results. The total cost of agency during the year has been $2,689 ; of this $78 properly belonged to 1874-5, leaving $2,611 which is $1,100 less than the same item in that year. This difference, of course, would not have been so large had all the visitation been finished before the end of the year, or had the Permanent Agent been engaged throughout the twelve months. Had all the Branches however been visited within the year by provisional agents, the cost would still have been less than $3000, shew ing a saving of at least $700, partly due to the stronger Branches doing without the help of paid agents, and partly to the rearrangement of the work, yet, doubtless, also in some degree to the agents meeting fewer travelling difficulties in a milder winter and at the earlier season when, the Directors are glad to say, most of them did their work. Last year twenty-six provisional agents were employed, this year one permanent and twenty-five provisional, the latter of course taking a smaller number of Branches than they did then. At the request of the Committee of the Elmira Branch, the Board decided upon employing one agent who could address meetings in either German or English. After some difficulty in finding a gentleman suited for the work, and at the same time sufficiently fluent in both languages the Directors succeeded in se curing the services of the Rev. S. Kappele, whose addresses have been very acceptable at the meetings which he has attended, and whose efforts have been very successful in their results. Although the agents have not been without their difficulties, and have in a few instances been unable to reach their destinations in time for the meetings they wished to attend, they have been mercifully preserved from any serious accident, and have met the same kind hospitality with which the friends of the cause throughout the country are ever ready to welcome them. Extracts from their reports will be found on page 28. AUXILIARY AND BRANCHES. Thirty-nine of the Branches belonging to the London Bible Society have contributed during the year an aggregate sum of $780 59 to the British and Foreign Bible Society, and $810 12 to this Society. Al though this leaves forty-four which have sent no free contributions to us or the Parent Society, it is a decided improvement on last year, which 14 ANNUAL REPORT. is doubtless due in a considerable degree to the zeal of the auxiliary s present Secretary, the Rev. John Gemley. The number of Branches in direct communication with our own So ciety is three less than last year, only two new ones having been added and five having been struck? off. In this the loss is only apparent, but the gain real. As shown by last year s Report there were some fifty Branches in a very weak state, and the agents were instructed to endea vour to revive and strengthen these rather than plant new ones -for the present. Not a few have been awakened to renewed life, but some which had been organized with more zeal than judgment, and were a cause ojf useless expense, have been struck off the list, and the Directors think that their successors may still pursue this pruning process in the com ing year with advantage to the Society. In answer to a circular issued by the Board to 110 of the stronger Branches, fifty-four undertook to hold their public meetings, collect sub scriptions, and remit their contributions this year, without the help of a paid agent. When the accounts of the year were closed forty-five of these had, without expense to the Society, contributed $5,210 ; the same Branches having last year sent $5,071, at a cost of about $400. Since the closing of accounts several have sent in handsome contri butions. We have heard from all the others, and with one exception, they will probably remit within a very short time. In looking at the list of the Branches and their contributions, the friends of the Society will bear in mind that some of them have not been visited for the reasons before assigned ; and that others could not receive the attention of the Permanent Agent until very near the end of the Society s year. They will perhaps notice that although Brantford still keeps the lead among our Branches, it has sent us $250 less than the last year ; but it is only fair to remark that the dulness of trade has been especially felt in towns of this kind. The Directors have been cheered by receiving $30 as the first contribution from the Branch at Prince Arthur s Landing. They think this a very promising begin ning. They also feel great pleasure in reporting the continued vigour of the New Westminster Branch which last year sent its first contri bution of $30 and has now sent $50. A letter has lately been received from the Winnipeg Branch, which shews that its committee is alive to the importance of Bible circulation in our young Province of Mani toba. Although these far-off Branches can scarcely yet be classed among the sources of income, they carry on, whenever required in their interesting fields, the Society s most important work colportage, under the head of which will be found more details of the good news lately received from them. The Board has also been much pleased to hear from several of the Agents that some Branches have had their stocks placed in more promi nent positions, and have otherwise improved their depositories ; and the Directors consider that care in this matter, on the part of the committees and officers, will very greatly increase the efficiency of such Branches. ANNUAL REPORT. 15 FINANCES. The total receipts of the year have been $29,510, which, as before pointed out, is apparently $573 less than the income of last year, but is really $403 greater. The results of sales have been $10,986 68 The free contributions (including rent in trust, but not any grant from Parent Society, which last year came under this item) 18,52429 Total $29,510 97 The contributions were for the following specified objects : To the Upper Canada Bible Society, including city subscriptions, interest, rent, &c $11,422 24 To the British and Foreign Bible Society 6,594 04 To the Montreal Bible Society 250 00 To the Quebec Bible Society 83 87 To the French Canadian Missionary Society for the distribution of Scriptures 174 14 $18,524 29 In addition to the above contributions, the Board has voted the fol lowing grants : To the British and Foreign Bible Society, 400 ster ling ; to the Quebec Bible Society, $500 ; and has placed $500 at the disposal of the colportage committee for use in Manitoba, should it be required. On purchase account 2,000 have been sent to the Parent Society, leaving still 508 to pay which is 340 less than the balance to the debit of the Society at the end of the last year. Further particulars will be found in the Treasurer s account on pages 26 and 27. DISTRIBUTION. The number of Bibles, Testaments and portions which have been issued from the Society s House during the twelve months is 37,971, being 2,261 more than the number sent out last year. When the con tinued dulness in almost all branches of business is considered, the Directors think this is another cause for thankfulness. Of the above 4,076 were sold, and 1,496 issued gratuitously at the Depository in Toronto, 26,583 sent to the Branch Depositories, 5,816 to the Colporteurs; 1,522 were in other languages than English, and 14 were portions in raised characters for the blind. The total number of copies issued by the Society since its formation is 972,943. Further particulars will be found on page 24. COLPORTAGE. There have been two more colporteurs employed, and 6,250 copies of the Scriptures circulated by this instrumentality, shewing a fair increase 16 ANNUAL REPORT. on the number last year, besides a larger number of the Bibles with the metrical Psalms, which, as they are supplied from the Tract Society s Depository have not hitherto been shown in our Reports. This increase is not so large as the Board would like to be able to report ; but it is to be noted that the time of two of the colporteurs, Messrs. Badger and Mclntyre, has been wholly occupied in very far back townships, where these faithful labourers had sometimes miles to travel in going from one house to another. Part of the time, Messrs. McPhail and Strain were also working in similar sparsely populated districts. The Board has thus taken care not to neglect the wants of our hardy pioneers in the back woods, although the work among them demands more money from the funds of the Society, and more zeal, endurance and patience from our devoted Colporteurs. But, while recognising that the back town ships have the first claim upon their attention, the Directors also saw that there is much to be done by Colportage in even the oldest and most settled parts of the Society s field. In addition to the experience of the Parent Society in so old and settled a country as England, the marked success of Mr. Lowry s labours in and around the City of Toronto, and of Mr. Stephenson in the Counties of Waterloo and Wellington, has proved that they were not mistaken in this. They would, therefore, strongly recommend their successors to continue to occupy such districts. The sales of Messrs. Mclntyre and Rothwell, the two newly engaged colporteurs, look small in the schedule, which will be found on page 37. It is only fair to them to state that they have both been labouring in sections of the country where the large majority of the settlers are Scotch, and therefore generally buy the Tract Society Bibles, which have the Metrical Psalms bound with them. Besides what has been done in the field more immediately under the care of the Board, the first effort in Colportage in British Columbia has been made during the past year. A grant of $300 for this purpose was made by the Board to the New Westminster Branch, the Committee of which express in their report very hearty thanks for the liberality of the Society, and state that they had employed Mr. James McFarlane during parts of July and August, and that he had been very zealous and faithful in the service. He had travelled over all the settlements and logging camps on both sides of the Frazer River from Cheam to the Gulf, and had visited the ships and saw-mills at Burrard Inlet. He had sold sixty-two Bibles and one hundred and seven Testaments, and had given away five Bibles and four Testaments. Extracts from his re ports will be found among those of the other colporteurs on page 37. The Committee consider that Mr. McFarlane has been very successful, and it is confidently believed that much good will result from his labours, though it may not be seen before the Great Day ; but as the expense of Colportage there is very great, and the population of the further parts exceedingly small and scattered, they did not think it wise to spend the whole grant, but have offered $150 of it to the Victoria Branch, in whose district they think a large amount of good can be done at less cost than in the more distant parts of their own. ANNUAL REPORT. 17 The total cost of Colportage during the year has been $1,860, being $640 more than in the preceding twelve months. $150 of this, as above shown, was spent in British Columbia. The Directors would ask all Christians to pray that God will abun dantly bless the copies of His Word thus scattered over our land by the persevering labours of the Society s colporteurs. SISTER SOCIETIES. A very full account was given in the March number of the Recorder of the operations of the New Brunswick Bible Society. We have since heard from Montreal and Quebec, but we regret that our Kingston, Ottawa and Nova Scotia friends have forgotten to send us the usual account of their welfare. The Committee of the Montreal Society regret that " the tone of their Report had to be pitched in the minor key," as the wonted prosperity of the Auxiliary had received a check through " the almost unprecedented commercial depression and confusion which had for many months prevailed." Their receipts in 1875 were $2,200, and their issues 1,200 copies, less than in 1874 ; but in the Reports of their Agent and of the Bible women working in connection with them, there is much to cheer and to give reason for hope that in the present year they will more than recover their former standing. The Bible women especially speak of the encouraging increase in the demand for the Scriptures among our French-speaking fellow-countrymen, through the successful ministry of the Rev. Mr. Chiniquy. The report of the Quebec auxiliary has not yet come to hand, but in a letter received a few days ago, Mr. Lamb, the Secretary, says, in reference to the help given by this Society to their colportage : " We feel deeply grateful for these annual grants, not alone because they are so necessary to enable us to prosecute our work, but also because they prove that we have your sympathy and prayers." The French Canadian Missionary Society, although not a Bible Society, is doing much in this great work of placing the pure Word of God in the hands and recommending it to the hearts of our fellow-countrymen, and is more and more withdrawing from other work in order to give its chief energies to colportage. It was natural to expect that our co-worker, the American Bible So ciety, would feel the almost universal depression in business affairs, and so we find it : for the total income of their fiscal year just closed is $527,198, which is $50,371 less than in the preceding twelve months, and $220,000 less than their annual receipts six years ago. But we are glad to note that this annual decrease is lessening, and so we trust the ebb tide is nearly over with our friends, and that an abun dance will soon begin to flow into their treasury, where we know it will be so well used. The issues of the American Society also show a de crease, being 684,428 copies, compared with 726,683 in the year before. But this number does not include those issued in foreign lands, of which part of their work we have not yet seen any Report, but we hope that perhaps it will show more marked spiritual blessings to be manifest in many parts of the wide-spread field of this great Society than sometimes when money is more plentiful. 18 ANNUAL REPORT. Your Board, being desirous to have the sympathy and cordiality which have always existed between the two Societies publicly manifested, re quested the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society to send a representative to our anniversary, and they regret that this seems to have been impossible on the present occasion. They rejoice, however, that although no official representative of the American Bible Society has been sent, we are privileged to have with us to night one of its most prominent members, and one of the most Catholic spirited friends of the cause on the continent. Unable to be officially represented at our anniversary, the Board in New York kindly invited this Society to send a delegate to the annual meeting of their Society, which will be held in Philadelphia on the 16th instant. Your Board very gladly accepted this invitation, and appointed the Rev. Mr. Ross to the honourable post, in which, with his thorough knowledge of the work and other qualities, he is well fitted worthily to act as the mouth-piece of this Society on that auspicious occasion. THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. After looking at the various Societies on this side of the Atlantic, and finding that it is the day of the East wind with most of them, it is com forting to turn to our great Parent, the British and Foreign Bible Society, which, although past its three-score and tenth year, keeps on steadily increasing its strength. It has, it is true, during the past year been subject to the blasts of a rough wind in the shape of essays widely circulated, criticizing its practice in Roman Catholic countries, but, like the English oak, it has only become the more firmly rooted in the soil which gives it nourishment. The Board regrets that the statistics of the Parent Society for 1875-6 are not yet received, but by the condensed Report of the District Secre taries, which is for the calendar year 1875, it is seen that the free contri butions from the English Auxiliaries, Branches and Associations amount to 5,149 more than in the previous year, and the payments on purchase account, from the same sources, to 4,130 more than the average of the last three years. The total number of issues from the London Depot to the various Societies in England and Wales is 51,801 more than in 1874. As usual, we give a few extracts from the Report of 1874-5, to show what the Society is doing in foreign lands. PROGRESS IN THE WORK OF TRANSLATION AND REVISION. It has been well said, that the grandest conquests of the world s mightiest heroes sink into littleness beside the work which a faithful missionary has done when he has made the Bible speak in a new tongue. If then we have been thrilled in reading of the indomitable perseverance and courage of our brave soldiers who worked their way to Magdala and Coomassie, that they might give liberty to captives and lessons to tyrants, should we not turn with deep interest to that part of the Parent Society s report which tells us of the doings of still greater heroes, whose conquests are adding provinces and sometimes whole empires to the field of the Society s work, and whose ANNUAL REPORT. 19 handicraft is putting into the hands of our noble colporteurs the sword of the Spirit, by which alone the father of tyrants can be overcome, and the entrance of which gives light and freedom to his prisoners. These translators form the highest rank among the many labourers in the honourable service of the Society, and we regret that we cannot give even a brief sketch of what is being done by them ; for even when the full report is read, it is difficult for the mind to realize the amount of care and toil and perseverance which it represents. We can here only make the bare statement that in the year 1874-5 the Parent Society was aiding the translation or revision of the Scriptures in thirty-nine different languages. FRANCE . France sighs for rest and every election of a deputy is scanned as a vane betokening the direction of the wind. Were it only for the sake of the pub lic tranquillity, no better gift could be made to France than the Book which preaches the Gospel of peace and goodwill, which enjoins obedience to law fully-constituted authority, and rebukes all lust of power. As M. Monod maintains that a very high standard of character is neces sary to fit a man for the arduous and noble work of a colporteur, he some times finds it difficult to engage suitable men in the room of those who retire. Fifteen left the service of the Society during the past year. Thirty applica tions were received for the vacant posts, but upon sifting them and making inquiries, M. Monod felt obliged to decline as many as twenty. As the out come of these changes in the staff, 49 men have been employed against 54 re ported last year. Nevertheless, a greater amount of activity has been dis played, and 48,327 copies have been sold against 47,051 similarly disposed of in 1873. The work has, moreover, been carried into twelve departments which were unoccupied by the Society last year this is a matter of sincere congratulation. As regards the sales in France, when it is added to the above-named in crease of colporteurs issues that the central Depot has done more than it did last year, the favourable items end, and it needs in plain truthfulness to be added that this gain is more than balanced by diminution under other heads. The total distribution during the year was 87,404. Compared with 98,316 in the year before, this is, no doubt, a considerable decrease ; but it has to be remembered that the Society is not accountable for the proceedings of sister agencies ; and while it would not take credit for their activity, so neither can it reproach itself if in one year they do not order Scriptures from it as largely as in another. Although the Society receives no opposition from the Government, the colporteurs are at the mercy of the several prefects, many of whom are under Ultramontane influence, and so are vexed and hindered in many ways. We hope many of our readers will remember their difficulties and uphold them in their prayers. GERMANY, The strong impetus given to the work of the Society at the time of the war is now spent ; but the work itself goes on with a momentum of its own, like that of the deep river when the passing flood lias subsided. Not that re ligious effort in Germany is now pursued amid an atmosphere of peace. On the contrary, the band of Evangelical Protestants is hemmed in between the Ultramontanes and the Social Democrats. The former party has been re presented to the world during the past year rather as attacked than attack ing ; its bishops have been fined, deposed, banished, imprisoned, and a stren uous attempt has been made to render German citizens independent of the 20 ANNUAL REPORT. Church and her offices, alike in infancy, marriage and death. The Report, however, presents the other side of the picture, and furnishes instances of that persecuting spirit which starts up in the Romish communion whenever the check is removed : if fewer examples are given of the unseemly behav iour of the priests towards those who sell or read the Scriptures, it is not because the offence is removed, but because the story has been so often told. Would, however, that the intelligence of the people, recoiling from that blending of assumption with credulity which too often marks the ministers of the Church of Rome, threw itself into the camp of such as acknowledge Christ Jesus as their one Priest and King, and appeal to the open Word of God as arbiter of the strife. Unhappily the rebound is more violent, and blank infidelity is embraced and even exalted into a religious system. By these giant foes then, priestcraft and rationalism, all other difficulties are dwarfed, and while manfully grappling with them, the colporteurs forget to speak of rough roads, rougher fare, and usage roughest of all. But with the magnitude of the obstacles should rise the resolution of the disciples of Christ in His strength to overcome them ; and instead of arguing that Ger many is a Protestant country and able to provide for her wants, the fact should be realized that a large proportion of her people are hostile to the Bible, and that the present is pre-eminently a time for pressing home the living Word on those who have put it from them in scorn or fear. While speaking cordially of the German Bible Societies, Mr. Davies says : " They do not feel as we do the responsibility which rests on those who possess the Bible, and regard it asj the Book of the people, to circulate it among those who are members of another creed and who do riot regard it in this light. The work among Romanists is left almost exclusively to us. Some Bible Societies are even prevented by their laws and regulations from taking part in this work." It is pleasant to know that these German Societies reciprocate the kindly feeling cherished towards them by our Parent Society. The German So cieties have together circulated 210,000 copies, and the British and Foreign Bible Society, 300,000, so that over half a million copies of the sacred Word are distributed annually amongst a population estimated at 42,000,000. Thus, as Mr. Davies observes : " Bad in many respects as the state of things in Germany, religiously speaking, is, the Bible is still a mighty power among the people, and does its blessed work of doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in right eousness. In the land of Luther the influence of Luther s Bible is not ex tinct." DENMARK. Although this country is as well supplied with the Scriptures as any part of the Continent, the demand is still considerable ; the children and domes tic servants are clamorous for Bibles of their own. The sales from the Copenhagen depot have been 25,164 copies, of which 8,935 have been taken round by colporteurs, and sold in remote country districts as well as in the towns. SWEDEN. The accounts which reached the Committee early last year led them to an ticipate an increase in the Swedish issues ; but it was not till its close that they learnt how decided that increase had been. Great surprise was ex pressed so far back as the year 1862, when 93,000 copies were distributed by the Agency ; for at that time, among a population of less than 4,000,000, the Society had circulated 1,306,816 copies, and the Swedish Bible Society ANNUAL REPORT. 21 759,635, so that portions at least of God s Word had been introduced to nearly a half of the inhabitants. After that date the demand slackened to a yearly average of 00,000. But in 1873 the circulation rose somewhat sud denly to 86,877 copies, and this year it has passed the 300,000. AUSTRIA. The foul murder of the Society s faithful colporteur Ranch gives a peculiar interest for the year to this field in which this noble martyr laboured and bled. It is encouraging, and surely ought to stimulate us all, to read that on hearing the news of his death two colporteurs of fidelity and good judgment im mediately volunteered to fill the gap and carry on his work in the Tyrol. The distribution has fallen off by 23,504 copies. This Mr. Millard attributes prin cipally to the great scarcity of money. The motley character of this empire is shown by the fact that the 115,457 copies circulated were in more than six teen different languages. However, in the midst of the above trials of faith, we find the Society s persevering agent rejoicing in a gleam of hope which shone in the fact that his petition on the subject of colportage had been adopted by the Committee of the Press Laws, and that the Government, and even the local authorities in some places, seemed inclined to give increased facilities to Bible colportage. It is also both interesting and encouraging to find that the Scriptures supplied from the Society s depot in Trieste to the Austrian Arctic Expedition were not buried treasures. In the account lately given by Captain Weyprecht and Lieutenant Payer of their sojourn amid the ice, they said it was the custom on board the ship daily to read a chapter of the Bible to the assembled crew. No room could be found for a priest who wanted to accompany the expedition ; but the Bible was deemed a necessary part of the outfit. Would it were always so, and that amid the polar sea of life s hardships men would warm their hearts before the light of heavenly Truth ! ITALY. Nowhere perhaps more clearly than in Italy is the distinguishing feature of the Society made manifest. Jts aim has always been not to offer any in terpretation of Holy Scripture, but to put the Volume into the hand of each man, confident that in its pages he will find the Spirit who leads into all truth and, taking of the things of Christ, reveals them to the soul. Its concern has been not to win men to any form of creed or ritual, but to give them in the living Word ample materials for coming to a sound judgment in these things. The work done under the eye of your Agent, Mr. T. Bruce, is as follows : By 34 colporteurs have been sold 25,643 copies ; from the depots have been issued 8,163 ; to other Bible Societies 2,390 ; and by way of grants 2,558 ; making a total of 38,754. ROME. The depot occupies a prominent position in the Corso, and has issued 5,663 volumes ; one colporteur works in connection with it in the city, and another among the Sabine Hills. SPAIN. Since Don Alfonso has been reigning, circumstances have caused the flutter of alternate hope and fear to the lovers of civil and religious liberty. Two things in the Alfonsist policy are clear. There is a declared desire to govern the country according to the views of the must enlightened nations; while no secret is made of the intention to restore her former privileges to the Church of Rome. How these two designs are to be harmonized does not yet appear; and those who have learnt the impossibility of serving two masters 22 ANNUAL REPORT. may be excused a fear lest the attempt should end in an unreserved obedi ence to the will of the Sovereign Pontiff. There was a general expectation that the incoming of the new rdgime would mean the outgoing of all Protestant workers from the land. Repeatedly in the Provinces the colporteurs have been taunted by the priests, who cried that their time was short, and that the besom of the new Government would soon sweep them and their books out of the land; and people have come to the Madrid Depot in eager haste, to secure copies of the Scriptures ere the opportunity should pass. In the present time of suspense, it is gratifying to be assured that the Word of God, now so widely sown through Spain, can never be uprooted, and that, burn the Bible as they may and do, the priests cannot destroy the hold and power it has acquired over a considerable mino rity of the nation. While, however, there may be good reason for hope and continued activity, it can surprise none that the year has been a season of restricted rather than expanded efforts. A scheme which Mr. Oorfield proposed to the Committee some time]ago for the development of colportage in Spain has remained where it was, the opportunity not having arrived for taking any steps towards its adoption. Printing operations too have been arrested through inability to draw paper from Tolosa, a town in the Carlist district of the north ; hence two large contracts for octavo Bibles stand in abeyance. The sales of the Agency reached in 1873 the goodly figure of 77,200; this year they have been only 50.704, details whereof are subjoined: PORTUGAL. The year s work in this little kingdom has been most encouraging. Mr. J. E. Tugman, the agent, congratulates the Committee on the comparative absence of legal difficulties and complications with the authorities. He also reports that there are in Lisbon several congregations of Bible-reading Ro manists. Dissatisfied with the turn of affairs in the Church of Rome since the Decree of Infallibility, and worn out of all patience by the teachings of the Jesuits, a number of earnest souls have formed meetings for prayer and the reading of the Scriptures, both on Sundays and in the week. They do not admit themselves to be Protestants, but are groping their way towards the light, into which they shall assuredly be led by the Father of lights and Giver of every good and perfect gift. The result of these more favourable conditions is a marked improvement in the sales of the year. For 1872 the issues were reported as 4,553 ; they rose in 1873 to 5,468 ; but during the year now ended they have numbered 8,299 copies. 7,800 of these were circulated by the colporteurs. The sales of Testaments would have been considerably larger had not the stock run short towards the close of the year. TURKEY. The policy of the Government is retrogressive, and wearisome delay has been encountered by your representatives in Constantinople in obtaining for mal permission to print an edition of the Turkish Testament in Arabic char acters. Hindrances have also been thrown in the way of colportage, and in Upper Albania the authorities seized the Scriptures from one of your labour ers. Nevertheless a circulation has been effected of 34,154 copies, of which 10,977 have been sold by colporteurs, 5,257 from the depots, 4,318 through missionaries ; 343 have been distributed gratis, and 13,259 issued to other Bible Societies. In the editorial department the reference Bulgarian Bible has been completed, and a new edition is being prepared, with references, of the Society s Judseo-Spanish Testament. ANNUAL REPORT. 23 EGYPT. The issues from the Society s depot at Alexandria have been 631 ; adding the Scriptures distributed by the colporteur, and those sold by the American missionaries and others, 3,306 copies have been put in circulation. The revival among the Copts or native Christians has created a demand ; and the wants of the blind, who form a large class in Egypt, have been met. MADAGASCAR. A cordial resolution has been passed by the Directors of the London Mis sionary Society, in acknowledgment of the aid rendered by your Committee in providing supplies of the Malagasy Scriptures. The circulation has been 10,246, of which 6,311 were whole Bibles. A large consignment was received with the utmost enthusiasm and sold out in a fortnight. The Board of Revisors is proceeding with the work of revising the Malagasy Bible, and the salary of the missionary who acts as principal editor is defrayed by your Society. INDIA. Perhaps -the most important and extensive colportage work in the world is that going on among the teeming millions of our fellow -subjects in thia important part of the Empire. Some of the more interesting features of this work we have given from time to time in the Recorder. We can now only give a brief statistical summary. The issues of the Bombay Auxiliary have amounted to 9,243 copies, in 34 languages. The Punjaub Auxiliary employed 17 colporteurs, and issued 10,569 copies. The Allahabad Society had 33 colporteurs, and issued 31,999. The total issues of the Calcutta Society were 44,265. Besides 34 colporteurs, this Auxiliary has paid 12 missionaries for undertaking journeys for the express purpose of distribut ing the Word of God. The Madras Society employed as many as 55 col porteurs, and its issues in the year amounted to 120,262. CHINA. It is sometimes asked why the Society does not devote a larger share of its resources to the cultivation of so vast and untilled a country as China. The answer is that the opportunity has not yet been given for doing all the Com mittee desire to do in this direction. Anxiously do they watch for every opening, and seek to fill it ; but, after many years, the door stands half closed, and about it are jealous guards. Among a people so excitable as the Chinese, colportage in the interior is attended by many dangers. Neverthe less 16 men have been employed during the past year, besides seven who have been directed from Amoy. Their sales have sunk to 36,949 copies. Taking into account the issues from six depots, about 74,269 copies of the Chinese Scriptures have been circulated in the year. MEXICO. The position of the Protestants is one of peril, the Catholics being exasper ated by recent legislation . The Rev. W. Parkes reports a circulation of 25,012 copies, of which 15,613 have been sold by 12 colporteurs, all of whom are natives, with the exception of one. So much prejudice is excited against the missionaries, who are styled Bible-ministers, that the more unobtrusive work of colportage seems likely for the present to be most useful. In the conclusion of their report the Committee of the Parent Society call attention to the intimate relation subsisting between the Society 24 ANNUAL KEPORT. and those Foreign Missions which are the glory of the present day in the following terms : " It is a pleasure to your Committee again to testify to the sterling worth of men whose path of Christian service has at many points crossed or run parallel with that of your own agents. We being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another ; for if the Missionary be in debted to the Bible Society for those supplies which are his munition of war, not less is the latter his debtor for exploring new countries, reducing strange languages to written forms, casting the Scriptures into the mould thus pre pared, and then aiding in their diffusion. But your Committee cannot avoid perceiving that many Christian people regard missions as the sole instrument for bringing the Gospel to the heathen. Without wishing to subtract any part of the income of those noble institutions, it seems right to claim for your Society cordial recognition as toiling at their side in the same field, and therefore as possessing a title like theirs to public support. While as to the Continent of Europe too often forgotten in the consideration of the world s need it is not too much to say that the British and Foreign Bible Society is the greatest Evangelical agency employed, and that its colporteurs, without overstepping the lines laid down for their guidance, convey an amount of New Testament teaching to the victims of dark superstition that calls for cor dial acknowledgment." They also refer to a danger to which the Society is subject owing to its very Catholicity. " Appealing as it does to all parties, the Bible Society runs risk of being left by every man to his neighbour to support ; what is needed is that some friends should in each district take up this cause as their own, throw into it all their energy, and make those personal local appeals to which so ready a response is ordinarily made." Trusting that the above extracts will show the reasonableness of the claims of the Society on members of all churches, the Directors of the Upper Canada Bible Society would close this report by reminding the Society that its work cannot be lost labour, for though heaven and earth pass away, the word of the Lord enclureth forever, and He hath promised that it shall not return unto Him void. OPERATIONS OF THE DEPOSITORY DURING THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31sT, 1876. Issued to Auxiliary and Branch Societies, to the Trade, &c. : Bibles, 14,327 ; Testaments, 11,937 ; Portions, 319 total, 26,583. Issued to Colporteurs : Bibles, 2,321 ; Testaments, 3,495 total, 5,816. Cash Sales from Depository : Bibles, 2,313 ; Testaments, 1,392 ; Portions, 371 total, 4,076. ANNtfAL REPOirT. 25 Gratuitous Issues from Depository : Bibles, 534 ; Testaments, 646 ; Por tions, 316 total, 1,496. Issues in Foreign Languages (included in the above) : German, 1,031; French, 191 ; Gaelic, 97 ; Hebrew, 53 ; Greek, 44 ; Cree, 27 ; Ojibway, 25 ; Italian, 16 ; Norwegian, 12 ; Latin, 10 ; Spanish, 4 ; Swedish, 4 ; Chinese, 3 ; Syriac, 2 ; Irish, 2 ; Arabic, 1 total, 1,522. Issued Portions for the Blind (also included above), 14. Total Issues for the year, 37,971. Increase of Issues over those of previous year, 2,261. Total Issues of the Upper Canada Bible Society since its commencement, 972,943. Stock on hand at beginning of year : 7,795 Bibles; 11,501 Testaments ; 3,148 Portions value, $7,870 16. Received from the Parent Society during the year : 19,465 Bibles ; 10,096 Testaments ; 160 Portions value, $9,044 80. Stock on hand at the close of the year : 8,291 Bibles ; 4,177 Testaments ; 2,268 Portions value, $5,598 12. ABSTRACT OF TREASURER S ACCOUNT, U. C. BIBLE 1875. April 1 . . . 1876. March 31. DR. To Balance from previous year " Cash sales this year " Sundry accounts " Colporteurs sales " Auxiliaries and Branches, on Purchase Account.. " Do do on Recorder Account .. " Free contributions from Branches to U. C. Bible Society " City subscriptions " Collections at Anniversary Meeting (1875) " Interest on Bank Balances " Do on Debentures " Rents in trust . , " Free contributions from Branches to B. and F. Bible Society " Free contributions to Montreal Auxiliary Do Quebec Auxiliary Do French Can. Miss. Society. Total . . S cts. 2,025 53 1,657 17 1,557 63 5,746 35 164 20 9,321 50 1,536 85 62 69 151 10 27 90 158 00 $ cts. 2,692 89 11,150 88 6,594 04 | 250 00 83 87 174 14 11,258 04 7,102 05 $32,203 86 SOCIETY, FOE THE YEAR ENDING MARCH SlST, 1876. 27 1876. March 31. OB. By British and Foreign Bible Society, for Bibles (in cluding freight) $ cts. 9,814 08 $ cts. " Additional freight and cartage . 59 81 " Duties on importations 443 94 " Upper Canada Tract Society for Bibles 245 28 " Rev. Dr. O Meara, for Ojibway Testaments Insurance 62 50 83 50 1 70Q 1 1 " British and Foreign Bible Society, contributions from Branches 6 614 79 " British and Foreign Bible Society, grant by Board " New Westminster Branch, grant by Board " Quebec Auxiliary, from Branches 1,958 38 150 00 83 87 Do grant by Board 500 00 " Montreal Auxiliary, from Branches " French Canadian Missionary Society, from Branches . . ... 250 00 174 14 Q 731 1 8 " Colporteurs salaries and expenses 1,709 70 " Agency do uo 2 695 74 " Secretary salary 800 00 " Recorder and Annual Report, printing 1,185 98 " Do do postage . . 175 50 1 ^fil 48 " Depositary, proportion of salary 633 30 " Assistant do 541 63 " Junior Assistants do 332 50 1 Kfw 40 " Commission on City subscriptions 180 61 " Municipal taxes . ... 138 15 " Miscellaneous printing 240 30 " Postages $97 00 ; Advertising, $51 16 148 16 " Ground rent of premises 63 00 " Fuel gas and water 67 65 " Expenses of Anniversary (1875) 57 00 " Alterations and repairs (new Board room) " Packing cases, $28 43 ; Show case, $42 00 " Expense of auditin^ . 207 64 70 43 25 00 " Tract Society, on account of Yorkville Trust " Stationery and petty expenses 32 34 231 78 1 4fi2 Ofi " Balance to next year 2,227 16 Total $32 203 86 Audited and found correct. KERR & ANDERSON, Auditors. 28 AGENTS REPORTS. EXTEAOTS FROM AGENTS EEPOETS. THE REV. E. BARRASS. "My visits to the Branches have been very pleasant. ... I have good hopes that most, if not all the Branches, will remit larger amounts than formerly. I have succeeded in getting the collec tors out immediately after the meetings." THE REV. DR. BELL. " Wiarton is a new village in a beautiful situation, the mountain ridge forming a sort of amphitheatre around the head of Col- poy s Bay. The meeting was small but spirited ; it was attended by four ministers Church of England, Congregational, two Bible Christians; the Methodist minister being away from home. These brethren are all strictly missionaries, extending their work very widely over the thinly settled coun try for many miles around I learned that Mr. Glazier is doing good work in the neighbourhood, and that he has in charge the three Sabbath Schools mentioned in the Report attended by different denominations ; but that they are suffering from want of Bibles and Testaments, and he asked me to represent their situation to you, and try to obtain from the Society in Toronto a supply as a free gift. This matter I commend to your considera tion as one deserving of assistance. " As I had been unable to arrange for the meeting at Allenford at that time, I went on to Southampton, to consult parties there about reviving the Society, and found that I would have to delay the matter at present. " Port Elgin. Good meeting ; not as large as it should have been. Stock too large. Recommended calling attention of congregations, both English and German, to the stock, so as to increase sales. The dreadful weather of last winter prevented collecting (except an item of $4.25) ; urged immediate and liberal contributing. " Pinkerton. Meeting good and interesting. Depository particularly neat and orderly. Office bearers faithful and diligent, and the Society in a good state. . . . " I then drove back to Port Elgin in time to take the train for Eden Grove (Pinkerton Station) whence I had a dreadful walk to the village, nearly two miles, with Mr. Shaw (Station Master) who is a most efficient officer in our Society, and a devoted Christian worker in other matters as well. The meeting was good and interesting. This Branch is a small one , but the work it can do is well done by the officers, who are efficient and faith ful. After the meeting I walked back and stayed at Mr. Shaw s On Tuesday, 9th November, I went to Durham. Here the meeting was thin but interesting. I was assisted by Revs. Messrs Park and Magahy. As usual I urged early and liberal contributions, and received a promise that this would be attended to. The next day, after inspecting the Depository,seeing the officers, &c. , I went on to Orchard. . . . Thursday, llth, after in specting the Depository, &c., I travelled to Hanover, where there was a good meeting and the Society appeared to be in a prosperous condition, being efficiently managed. The next day, after spending some time with the Trea surer, I returned home." AGENTS REPORTS. 29 REV. J. M. DOUGLAS. " Our meetings on the whole were better than those of last year, and we hope for better results. Ministers of the Gospel generally present. Much ignorance abounds among the people. We were startled to hear a high official of a wealthy township make the enquiry, To what church does the B. S; belong 1 We could only reply that in some localities it has no paternity, yet it shares largely in the sympathy, love and liberality of all, and belongs to all. At Campbellford, we had no ministers present one was holding a missionary meeting, and let us suppose the others were better employed. " . REV. J. J. RICE. " As to the time for the operation of collectors, I find that notwithstanding instructions from the executive, for the collectors to begin their canvass immediately after the meeting of their respective Branches, in several instances, the collectors have finished their work before, the annual meeting, thus the intention of making the meeting serve as a stimulus to local effort is entirely frustrated in such cases I found that the interest or otherwise manifested by the several Branch officials invari ably indicated the success or the reverse of Branch operations, and, I may add, very largely contribute to the result. Among the most active Branches I have much pleasure in mentioning Delaware, Tilbury East, and Kingsville, at each of which places I found the Branch officials had on my arrival fully attended to business, and were found in their places at their several meetings Mr. Duff, the indefatigable Treasurer of Colchester Branch has given up his trust, intending to remove from the neighbourhood. His services have been long continued and very valuable to the Society. I think that in every case where the official staff has been changed, very suitable men have been put into office I take great pleasure in giv ing testimony to the deep interest manifested, in all the meetings held, in the great work which this Society has in hand, and I hope from the oft-repeated assurances I heard of re-consecration to the work on the part of Branch offi cials that future results will prove more satisfactory than the past have been. REV. W. W. Ross. " The attendance at the public meetings has on the whole been small. This has been owing in part to the many unfavourable nights of the past winter. Those who did attend gave earnest heed to the things which they heard, and gave generously very generously to the collec tions. In many instances, I found it very helpful to the meetings to visit the public schools and enlist the sympathy of the scholars. Some of the most successful gatherings were owing not a little to the presence and spirit of the children ; they frequently gave their little all to the Bible Society. " The Branches with few exceptions have followed the recommendations of the Board in sending out collectors after the public meetings instead of before as formerly. In every instance these have expressed themselves pleased with the change A few in view of long established usage have resolved, for the present at least, not to change I have found the depositories, with few exceptions, well stocked and well kept Your agent has found on all hands a marked readiness to do or undo any thing for the sake of the oneness and efficiency of the whole work. Many noble friends of the Society, both ministers and laymen) of all the Christian denominations, and a noble band of collectors some of them hav ing done service for a generation are worthy of special mention because of their zeal and liberality. Their record is on high. And I beg to record here also my warm appreciation of their self-sacrificing hearty co-operation in the work of the Lord." 30 REV. W. S. GRIFFIN. "Dresden. We had an interesting annual meeting here. The friends of the cause are as warm-hearted and numerous as ever, but all suffering from financial depression which seriously affects the returns this year. " Thamesville. A successful meeting here also, and returns considerably in advance notwithstanding the cry of hard times. " Bridge End. A rival interest in the form of a tea-meeting (of which I knew nothing before I arrived) affected the number in attendance at the annual meeting, but still the contributions are in advance of last year. They love the Bible cause in this neighbourhood. Chatham. Among all the churches there are many deeply interested in the spread of Bible truths. One of the Episcopalian ministers occupied the chair at the public meeting, and stirring addresses were delivered by Presby terian and Methodist ministers. An excellent meeting, and returns larger than usual. " Dover. A fine Rural Branch. It has done nobly this year, and is anxious to do its utmost to increase the funds of the Society." REV. J. A. F. McBAiN. " All the Branches acquiesce in the request to send around the collectors after the visitation of the agent instead of before as formerly. On this account, I cannot report financial returns, but expect better results than last year. Your agent was cordially received by all, and greeted in most cases by larger audiences than last year." REV. JOHN WOOD. "Erin was visited January 26th. The meeting was held in the Presbyterian Church. The attendance was good considering the state of the roads. The President, Rey. J. Thomson, was reluctantly absent through illness, but the Revs. Messrs. Reed (Baptist) and Beelby (Metho dist) were present, and delivered effective addresses. The Secretary, upon whom so much everywhere depends, is most active and faithful. " Malton, I visited February 26th. Here again the attendance was small on account of causes already referred to, and another meeting being held on the same evening. The meeting was held in the Primitive Methodist Church, the minister of which was away from home. The Rev. Mr. Baikie (Presbyte rian), however, came all the way from Brampton to assist us, and spoke warmly on behalf of the Society. The collectors had not yet completed their work, but returns so far had been good. " Derry West, March 3rd. We were favoured with a fair attendance only, but an excellent spirit pervaded the meeting, which was held in the Trinity (Methodist) Church. The officers and committee are earnest and energetic. We had no minister to help us, but the remarks of the newly-elected Presi dent and others were practical and telling. Collections not all in, but certain to be in advance of previous year. . . .On the whole I found that though the attendance was often discouraging, the practical interest taken in the work of the Society is on the increase, and that the people are appreciating more and more the objects it has in view as they learn to love and study the Book of God for themselves. They are daily becoming more convinced that no country can prosper without it." REV. R. TORRANCE. " From Goderich I proceeded next day by stage to Dungannon, a distance of about thirteen miles. The meeting was held in the Methodist Church, and there was a goodly number present ; among them the Rev. Mr. Hartley. The Secretary -Treasurer and Depositary had his Report for the year in readiness, and everything was in order. There was a good deal of life manifested here, and it is likely to increase. Next day I went from Dungannon, through Manchester, to Blyth, and called first on the AGENTS REPORTS. 31 office-bearers, and afterwards upon the Rev. Mr. McLean. The meeting was held in the Methodist Church, Mr. McLean in the chair. A very excellent and suitable address was given by the Secretary in connection with his Re port; besides, matters were in readiness, thus reflecting great credit upon the zeal and faithfulness of the office-bearers. The stock on hand is a small one. " Varna. The day following I came to Varna, through a blustering wind and pelting snow-storm. The Branch here is only in its infancy, having been organized about a year ago, but the office-bearers have applied them selves faithfully to their work, and met with an encouraging measure of success in the neighbourhood. " Brucefield. .... I walked from Varna to Brucefield, and then to the manse occupied by the Rev . Mr. Ross, who is President of the Branch in this place. The meeting was held in the church, and he presided on the occasion. The Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. George Walker, had his Report ready in a very clear and business-like manner. The sales during the year amounted to $15 75. . . . " Kippen. Through the kindness of Mr. Walker, of Brucefield, I was con veyed to Kippen, another young Branch. The meeting was held in the church of the Rev. Mr. Cameron, who gave us a cordial welcome and the benefit of his services. A Report was read of what had been done since the Branch was formed. The audience scarcely numbered fifty, most of them young people, but they were evidently deeply interested in the good work." REV. CHAS. FISH. "I visited Dunsford Branch on Friday, Dec. 17th. Very cold night. Congregation small ; had a good meeting, however, and I left President and Committee quite hopeful of surpassing former remittances. " Manilla. Had an excellent meeting. Received from Treasurer $48, which they assured me would be supplemented by a second remittance in February. " Little Britain. Had the church filled with attentive hearers, and a good collection and subscription by cards. ... I introduced subscription cards at every meeting, and found them good." REV. J. BURTON." (Roslin) is all but dead- The maeting, though byre- quest put off, very much to my inconvenience, and the night fair, was miser ably small. I endeavoured to stir up some interest, with what results the future must declare. . . I believe the colporteur is doing good Bible Society work, and some more life may by-and-by be infused into the work of the Branches." REV. W. W. CARSON. "I think it better that the collectors do not go round until after the Agent s visit, although it renders it impossible for him to make correct returns. The interest created by the announcements, and the public meeting, prepare the way for the collectors. I gave strict instruc tions to the officers of all the Branches to meet and appropriate the funds as soon asjthey arefcollected, and forward them to Toronto, which in each in stance they promised to do. The financial results from this route will be largely in advance of last year. Almost invariably the books are kept out of sight. I did my best to have this remedied. In some instances 1 succeeded ; in others failed." REV. JOHN RENNIE. .... "Shortly after receiving my ap pointment, I corresponded with the officers of the Branches assigned to me, and on Monday, the 8th November, I began my work at the Village of Melbourne. I had a very good meeting there in the Presbyterian Church, and was ably assisted by the Rev. A. Sutherland, who gave an excellent ad- 32 AGENTS REPORTS. dress. This Branch is in a vigorous and healthy condition. It owes a great deal to Thos. Gordon, Esq., who is indefatigable in looking after its interests . The collectors had just begun their labours, and from the interest shown I anticipate the returns will be considerably in advance of those of last year. " Stratfiburn. Notwithstanding aj,very wet night and muddy roads, we had an excellent meeting in the school-house. The Rev. W. R. Sutherland, who so efficiently discharges his duties of Secretary and Depositary, took an active part in the proceedings. The respected President, Mr. James Allan, though residing nearly five miles away, was in his place as usual. It deserves to be recorded, as a worthy example of constant devotion to the cause, that Mr. Allan has acted as President of this Branch ever since its formation 30 years ago, and has never been once absent from the annual meeting. Some of the friends here have suggested that it would be to the advantage of the Branch to have its head-quarters transferred to the neighbouring Village of Glencoe, and with this view it was agreed to hold the next annual meeting there. " Florence. .... On Sabbath I preached here twice, and addressed the Bible Society meeting on Monday evening. The weather having become stormy, the attendance at our meeting was rather small, but the spirit mani fested was excellent, and I hope to hear of good results. Good service was rendered to the cause by the Rev. Mr. McCutcheon in a spirited address. This Branch, like that at Strathburn, has a model President, Mr. Fordham, who, though residing six miles off, is always at the post of duty So far as I could learn, most if not all the Branches would prefer the old plan of collecting before the visit of the Agent. Reasons such as the following were given for this : 1st. Just before the holding of the meeting there is an interest or excitement awakened which is favourable to the obtaining of subscriptions, which to a great extent subsides when once the meeting is past. 2nd. The annual meeting loses one of its attractive features by the new method, as there is no report to present of the canvass. 3rd. The Agent s appeal beforehand will not affect the result much, as a great many of the subscribers never attend the meetings. My own impression is that the old way is, on the whole, the better one in such places as I visited."* * The Branches are all quite free to collect before their meetings if they still think that the best time, but those Branches which have adopted the sugges tion of the Board, and have remembered that the time recommended is im mediately after the meeting, have almost all reported in favour of it. The Brantford Branch has always worked on this plan, and its Treasurer, Mr. Cockshutt, who is certainly one of the Society s most earnest friends, urges strongly that immediately after the public meeting is the right time for col lecting. Most of the Agents also report in favour of the suggestion. If the collectors are appointed ten days or a fortnight before the meeting, and noti fied of their appointment, they will probably do something to work up the meeting, and will at least attend themselves ; so that if the Agent s address is worth anything, it will send them forth to their work with greater zeal. ED.] REV. D. BALDWIN. " This Branch (Orford) will report less money than last year, as Highgate, which reported with it then, is now a new branch. . . Drove back to Fingal and remained over the Sabbath, and preached in the Presbyterian Church. " East Westminster Branch is in good working order. . . . Most of the Branches did nothing until after the visit of your Agent. ... I fully instructed the officers of the Branches how to send their moneys, and urged upon them the necessity of early remittance. ... I found the Deposi tories nearly all in a low condition, and doing little or nothing. They have promised to do better. " COLPORTEURS REPORTS. 33 REV. M. BENSON. " The request to canvass for money after the public meetings appears to me to keep back the work in respect to stock-taking and readiness for public anniversary." REV. E. J. FESSENJDEN. " The interest in the meetings was in almost every instance good. The collections were to be made after the visit of the Agent, so there will be a large increase this year from this field." REV. S. KOPELLE. In Morriston I preached on Sunday, visited all day on Monday, and had a public meeting that night. I preached at no other place on Sunday, as I could not make it possible ; but I gave the people a full, sound Gospel and Bible address in every place. In Hamburg I gave two addresses ; also in Hawksville and Berlin. In Morriston no English ad dress was needed, so I only spoke German Notwithstanding the rough travelling, the whole work has given me much pleasure both the kind reception of the people everywhere, and the encouraging remarks of some in particular, gave me great joy, and I hope that my labour will not be in vain. My own soul has been blessed by studying and telling the people of the wonderful things which the Bible is doing through the agency of the Society." EXTRACTS FROM COLPORTEURS REPORTS. MR. JOHN LOWRY. " I visited the Village of Pine Grove and the greater part of Woodbridge, and was received most kindly by the President, the Rev. Mr. Smith. I sold seventy-five copies of the Scriptures in the course of two days. Several said they had never seen such cheap Bibles. I went to Oak- ville and was received most kindly by the Secretary, the Rev. Mr. Meikle. I sold forty-seven Bibles, which was the largest number 1 ever sold in one day. I also visited the Villages of Islington and Lambton, where I sold a Bible and Testament to a family that had previously been without one, and at their own request furnished them with a family edition. In Oakville a little girl searched half a day for me that she might buy a Bible. When visiting the Village of Markham I sold forty-seven copies, and in Unionville thirty-nine copies, rising each morning at five o clock. In York Mills I sold thirty copies, four of them being to a tavern-keeper to place in the bed-rooms. I sold a New Testament to a Jewess, and Bibles to two Romanists, and another copy to a young man who said it was all lies, but who bought because it was so cheap. I have sold to Romanists two Bibles and sixteen Testaments, given away four Bibles and six Testaments, and have had many opportunities of conversing and praying with many families. Altogether the Lord has en abled me to gain the confidence of many households, and many a blessing has been given the Bible Society for the cheapness of the Gospel. Many families have been put in possession of the Scriptures who have previously been almost entirely without them. May the Lord s name alone be glorified, and may He add daily to the Church such as shall be saved ! " MR. WILLIAM McPHAiL. (We regret to learn that this old and faithful servant of the Society had a fall on the ice in December, from which he has 34? COLPORTEURS REPORTS. been suffering more or less ever since.) " I commenced this month in Emily, but, the snow melting, had to come home in one week for wheels. I was only one day with them when the snow came, and for eight days I struggled along, but caught the most severe cold I have ever had. Some of the books I had to leave, in order that the poor pony might be enabled to drag the wheels home. The Report will give you an idea of what very changeable and stormy weather 1 had to work against, but 1 must be content, and do the best I can. " There is a demand for Bibles, especially for the small pica in sheep, but the people tell me money is scarce, owing to the low price of wheat. Some are still holding on to it with the expectation of a rise in price In Thorah I had enough to do until the 14th, when I commenced Eldon, but soon found that Gaelic was universally asked for. In other places hymns are used wholly or partly, but in Eldon nothing but the Psalms, and those always in Gaelic." MR. JAS. BADGER. " In Waubaushene, Sturgeon Bay and Victoria Har bour, in the Township of Tay and North Orillia, more than half of the set tlers are Roman Catholics. I sold a few copies to some of them. One of them bought three copies, saying he wished to get all the knowledge he could. I read a chapter and prayed with a number of them, but some seem afraid to look at the Bible ; and I find many families in those Townships destitute of the Word of God I find the settlers thinly scattered over the Township of Matchedash ; but there are a number of lumber shanties. I found them hard to reach, but met with a hearty welcome. The men com plain that no minister of the Gospel ever comes in to preach to them, but I remained overnight in two of the shanties, and read and prayed with them. I have heard many express their thankfulness to God and the Upper Canada Bible Society for sending a colporteur in their midst, bring ing the Word of Life to them. I have sold several copies to Roman Catholic families, and pray that God may bless it to their souls With my pack on my back I started for the Township of Medonte, where I met with a kind reception from the people, both Catholics and Protestants. One Roman Catholic woman, who had neither Protestant nor Douay Bible, and no money to buy one, asked me to read a chapter to her, which I did, and afterwards joined in prayer. Before leaving 1 gave her a Bible, with the request that she might read it prayerfully. 1 have visited this Township through every line, and also part of Oro." REV. ROBT. STEPHEWSON. " There has been a much greater demand for German Bibles with large type than for those in small type. In fact, so great was the demand that I was unable to supply them, though I succeeded in selling several of the latter I have made a few small reductions in the price when parties purchasing were unable to raise the full amount. I gave one Bible to a family who were alike without one or the means of purchasing one. Two Testaments I gave to people for their children. During the month I found two families who had no Bibles. In one case I asked the size of the type of the Bible they had (thinking they had one), when the woman, the mother of three children, assured me that the one they purchased from me was the first they had seen in their house since they were married. And yet numbers of people say, Surely, you do not find any one without a Bible ? And when I tell them, Yes, many, they are astonished During this month I have only given away one Bible (a twenty-three cent one), and that to an old lady who had only a small fragment of a very small Bible, and that bore marks of having been well used. She had it in her hand when I entered, and seemed COLPORTEURS REPORTS. 35> very sorrowful at not being able to purchase one, not having a cent in her possession. I have no doubt, from what I saw and what I have since heard, but that she will give good heed to the one presented to her by your colporteur I am thankful that during the past month my sales have been larger than during the month of October, and, consequently, I can make a larger remittance. I sold one Bible to a Roman Catholic, who wished to see wherein the Protestant Bible differed from the one allowed by his own Church. And now our prayer is that he may be divinely guided to receive the light therefrom, as many have already done, and become a Bible Christian, if not in name, yet in deed and in truth. May he take the Bible as the rule of his faith, and practise its precepts through life, and our labour will not be in vain." MR. WILLIAM STRAIN. " I have spent a good part of this month in the Township of Derby, and have met with a kind reception among the country people. Many of them have expressed a strong desire that I would return during the last week in September, when they expect to have the means of buying some of my books. I have taken the names of some of those who seemed most anxious, and, with the kind permission of the Committee, I would have much pleasure in again visiting them " In the past month I have been chiefly in the Townships of Derby and St. Vincent. 1 met with several families who wished me to visit them in Sep tember, when they expected to be better prepared to purchase some of my books. This I have done, and found the people more ready and better able to buy. I have also visited part of the Township of Arran, and in all my travels have been well received I have met with but few families where I thought it my duty to reduce the price or give away books, but still there are a few here and there who receive with seeming gratitude a present of a cheap Bible or Testament, or a reduction when the prices are beyond their means. I found, a few days ago, one family in humble life alto gether destitute of the Scriptures, having been burned out during the past winter, and I at once acted in accordance with the rules of the Society. . . " I have been visiting from house to house in the Township of Keppel and vicinity. It is now what the people call the dull season, and money is scarce. This, however, they cannot help, and they are hoping for better times after harvest. Where they had a little cash they bought cheerfully, and always gave me a kind reception money or no money ." MR. ROBT. MclNTYRE. " 1 was received with the greatest kindness by the people, and have met quite a few in need of a Bible I had to remain overnight in a tavern in a little place called Gordon. Be fore retiring I asked permission to have family worship in the house, which was granted. They were all struck with the cheapness of the Bibles, and I sold them two Testaments, and after I had left they sent after me for a seventy cent Bible. I also sold one to a traveller., and meeting him the next day he accompanied me about five miles. On leaving me he promised to read his Bible, and said, When all other friends fail and leave me, I will have this Book to comfort me. .... I have been over a good part of Carlow and Mayo, and am at present 106 miles back of Belleville. F have gone ten miles without seeing a house some days, but find the people very kind I have had the pleasure >f holding a prayer-meeting in a hotel when quite a number attended, among them the hotel keeper himself. I sold three Bibles to men who were present, and a $3 one to the hotel keeper. I hope the Word will be blessed to his soul, and bring him to the feet of a loving Saviour. You would be astonished, to hear, the loving terms 36 COLPORTEURS REPORTS. in which the Society is spoken of by the poor people for sending a colporteur to their very doors, as they say, and they cannot understand how the So ciety can sell the Bible so cheaply, and then I sit down and try and explain it to them Mr. Riddle, foreman, wanted me to go to the shanty (lumbering shanty) and visit the men, about fifty in number. I will visit them about the 10th inst. , D, V. I visited the Bentley shanty, where I gave one Testament away, and sold one Bible, and was very kindly treated. At Eagen Farm T sold four Bibles, three of them being Society Bibles. The people seem, glad to see a colporteur sent round by your Society, able to sell Bibles so cheaply I have found a great many people interested in the work of the Bible Society, but times fare so dull they have no money. I visited a few Roman Catholics and found them very civil. I also called in quite a number of taverns, and read and prayed with the people. Mr. Bur ton asked me to call on a man who did not believe in the Bible, and although the people around told me it would be of no use, I called and had quite a chat with him. He was very quiet and did not say much, so I asked him to allow me to pray with him, which he did. I read to him from the Word, and spoke to him about Jesus and his soul s salvation, and on leaving he thanked me for calling." MR. E. ROTHWELL. " As long as copies with Psalms lasted I sold beyond my most sanguine expectations, but as soon as they were gone my arm was broken. I have been very kindly received by all, but especially by the High land Scotch, and my being an Irishman did not in the least detract from the kindness of my reception. May God bless them ! I began my labours on Wednesday, although I sold a few copies Tuesday night. The people in this section are mostly Presbyterians More unanimity among the different Protestant sects is what I have long wished for, and it gives me joy to see it on the increase My work has been very difficult, owing in part to the state of the roads. At one time they are buried in deep snow, then ice, and again in one sea of mud A highly respectable and intelligent old gentleman told me that the people owed a debt of gratitude to the Society (and to myself) for bringing the Word of God in such an elegawb form and low price to their doors ; and I know that with the great majority of them this is the feeling. Another man asked me to-day, Why don t you visit our part of the village ? I said, Why, it s close to the Depository. Yes, but I heard a good many people say they would like you to call ; many do not even know of the Depository ; I did not until very lately. . . . . Five or six of the books sold were given for lodging and charged to myself. . . Nothing affords greater pleasure than supplying some cases gra tuitously. How thankful one old pensioner was. His Bible, especially the New Testament part, had been well read by somebody. It was a small one, and of no use to him, as his eyes were too dim. He was quite lame, but otherwise hearty and cheerful, and loved to fight the battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy s Lane over again, and I left him, after pointing to a greater captain than Sir Isaac Brock and a greater victory than Queenston Heights, and telling him that the Book showed the true plan of the cam paign. May he prove a true soldier of the Great Captain. . . . In such cases the conversation runs something like this ; I sell Bibles ; are you already supplied? Yes. Please let me see yours. The only an swer : Yes, sir. Don t think me impertinent ; I am only doing my duty. Have you cash to buy one ? * No, sir. Then I must give you one. Oh, you can t afford to give. No, but the Bible Society can. I am very thankful to you. Oh, no, not to me; thank God for such an institution as .the Bible Society. In this way there are many supplied that, but for the COLPORTEURS REPORTS. 37 colporteurs, never would be Much ignorance as to the work of the Society, and strong prejudice against book pedlars, exists. I must say, however, that so far as regards the pedlars they have good cause for this, for they have been gulled to a large amount by pedlars of Family Bibles, &c. , and, despite of all my reasoning to the contrary, they class me with these gentlemen. I try to show them that I am no pedlar. Pedling implies making a profit on the article sold, while I make none. What ! no profit ? Tell that to those who know nothing ; we won t believe it. If you understood the thing properly you would find my statements to be correct. Moreover, under certain conditions, I give gratis. Do these pedlars ever do so V ( Well, if you give some away, you overcharge others to make it up. Look at these books and the prices, and say how much of an overcharge I make. Oh, well, I don t understand it. Just so ; when you do, you will find the Society is doing a noble work. This is a sample of what I sometimes meet, but with the ma jority I am well received, and the plan of sending into the populous settle ments well approved. " MR. McFABLANE, of British Columbia, sends a few extracts from a col porteur s note-book : " At one road camp sold nine Bibles and two Testaments. While selling them, one man lay upon his back on the ground, and said, 1 am a Roman Catholic, and not allowed to read the Bible. Afterwards asked me to preach ;. said I could not, but prayed with him and read the third chapter of St. John s Gospel Sold one Italian Testament to an Austrian. I had seen him on a previous occasion, but he would not look at my books when I told him what I had. At a logging camp at Howe Sound I sold four Bibles. One man remarked that he had not looked into one for fourteen years. Another said he was a Roman Catholic, and did not read them. At Chilliwhack, I visited Gillander s Settlement, travelled fourteen miles, and sold two Bibles and two Testaments, and found the people well supplied . I next travelled six miles, and sold two Bibles and ten Testaments on the same evening ; sold one to a Roman Catholic. I then started for Mud Bay ; tra velled twenty miles, made one visit and sold nothing." LABOURS OF THE COLPORTEURS FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1876. NAME. FIELD. Time employed. Miles travelled. Visits made. Copies of Scriptures sold. Copies of Scriptures given away. Wm. McPhail Rev. R. Stephenson Jas. Badger R. Mclntyre John Lowry Wm. Strain Jos Strain Go s York,Victoria & Ontario Go s Simcoe, Waterloo and Wellington 12 months 1* " 5 " ? : i ? : i 3,013 1,514 652 1,110 1,141 521 190 807 1,000 2,732 3,376 812 822 6,085 1,321 353 1,222 2,330 1,091 1,222 500 373 1,526 550 96 242 292 169 123 11 43 47 25 30 4 20 46 9 Simcoe Toronto and vicinity, in cluding Yorkville, Lamb- ton, Islington, Mark- ham, Union ville, Carlton, Brampton, Oak ville and Georgetown Bruce and Grey Grey E. Rothwell J. Crombie J. McFarlane Oxford . London Auxiliary 53 9,948 19,053 6,061 358 Bibles with Psalms sold to the value of $606 14. TO THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY, 1875-76. Allan, Hon GW ....$20 Anderson, Mrs J W, Eglinton 2 Armour, John, York- ville 1 Armour, Mrs J, do .... 1 Agnew, N, MD 1 Alexander & Stark. ... 6 Armstrong, James 1 Armstrong, Rev J B . . 1 Anderson, W 1 Arnott, D 1 Anderson, W 2 Adamson & Co, Wm . . 1 Austin, J 1 Aikins, Mrs . . *. 2 Adams, F C 1 Aikins, W T, MD . . . . 5 Adamson & Son, Wm.. 1 Alison, Thomas 2 Armstrong, J R 1 Anderson, G N 2 Armstrong, Thomas . . 1 Bryce, McMurrich & Co20 Brown, James 2 Bowes, Mrs 1 Blake, Kerr&Boyd ..10 Banks, G 1 Baldwin, Robert 10 Blain, Mrs 5 Baldwin, Rev Edmund 4 Bolton, JP 1 Beardmore, Geo L 3 Bugg, John 1 BueU, Mrs A E 1 Burns, GF 1 Buntin Brother & Co . . 2 Baldwin, W A 4 Brunt, Geo 1 Brown Brothers 2 Brown, A 2 Bain, John 1 Bengough, J W 1 Brown, Hon Geo 5 Brown, Wm 1 Blaikie, John L 2 Briggs, SR 3 Boulton, John 1 Best, T 1 Baldwin, Rev AH 5 Ball, FA 2 Banks, AF 2 Bridgland, John 4 OOBothwell, R C $2 Bronsdon & Co, J L . . 1 00 Beckett, Edward 2 Bee, Rev W 1 00 Brandon & Co 5 00 Brown, J G 2 00 Browne, J&P 2 00 Butler, Wilkin B .... 1 00 Buckland, Geo 1 00 Butt, Ephraim 1 00 Boddy, Rev S J 1 00 Blake, Hon S H 5 00 Brett, RH 1 00 Ballard, Rev J McLean 1 OOlBeaty, Miss 1 00 Barrett, R G 2 00 Barclay, Rev John, DD 1 00 Booth, George 4 OOBuchan, HE, MD.... 1 00 Beatty, Chadwick 00 Lash 00 Bell, Robert, MPP. 00 Briscoe, Mrs Wm . 00 Beatty, J OOBoyd, T 00 Bethune, James . . . 00;Booth, G 00 Black, Davidson . . . 00 Baldwin, W 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 00 Bradshaw, John 2 00 Bills, TW 1 00 Baxter, R 1 00 Boustead, J B 2 00 Bradford, R 1 00 Bull, Wm 1 00 Bell, Wm 1 00 Bryce, Thos 1 00 Cowan, D $2 00 00 Crickmore, Mrs 1 00 00 Caston & Clark 2 00 00 Campbell, James 2 00 00 Clyne, Wm 1 00 00 Clarke, Mrs 2 00 00 Coxan, Mrs 1 00 00 Crawford & Crombie . . 1 00 00 Clarke, HE 5 00 00 Cooper, George 1 00 00 Carroll, Rev J 1 00 OOlCurrie, Neil 1 00 OOlCurrie, James 1 00 00 Cochrane, Mrs 1 00 OOlCallender, F G 1 00 OOjCayley, Rev JD 2 00 OOlCayley, Hon W 5 00 OOjCarter, John 1 00 00 Carr, Mrs 1 00 Clark, JP 1 00 00 Craig, Mrs G 1 00 00 Carmichael, Robt 1 00 00 Cox, James 1 00 00 1 Bryan, E wart & Murray 00 Bridgman, J W 00 Butt, Caleb 00 Christie, A 1 00 00 Clinkinbroomer, - 100 00, Crawford & Smith .... 2 00 00,Cameron, Rev J M 2 00 00 Cameron, Alan 2 00 00 Clark, Miss 1 00 Cameron, 1 00 Cash, 1 00 Cassells, Thomas 1 00 Cuttell, Thos 1 00 Cash, 1 00 Christie, Alex R 2 00 Carlyle, Dr 1 00 Coatsworth, E 2 00 00 Boyd, John 00 Caven, Rev Principal. V/W V^MI.^" -^v^, ^.l^VAl v,* 00 00 CampbeUC JasV& Son! . l6 00 ampbell, AH 4 00 1 00 00;Chesbrough, Rev Mr. 00 j Clark, Wm Mortimer . 00; Carrie, Robert 00! Craig, T Dixon 2 00 ; Clark, J A 1 00 Carter, ET 1 00 Carswell, R 5 00 Crompton, H 1 00 Castle, Rev J H, D D. 1 00 Close & Co, P G 5 OODewart, Rev E H 2 00 Cockburn, Geo R R , C S CperR JnC... Crane, S Cameron, Hon M C Copp, Clark & Co . . . Coyne, Samuel 2 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 5 00 1 00 Carlyle, Wm Campbell, Mrs 2 00 Carless, Mrs 1 00 OOCayley, .. 1 00 00 Clark, S C Duncan. ... 2 00 00 Cameron, Hon J H . . . . 5 00 Chapman, Geo A 1 00 Dixon, B H 5 00 CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. 39 Davids Joseph SI 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 3 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 4 00 4 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 5 00 1 00 5 00 Galbraith, Wm $2 00 Howard, Miss $ 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 ] 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 5 00 2 00 5 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 00 5 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 3 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 4 00 Denison, Mrs Gordon, Miss 5 00 Gillespie, John 5 00 Harper, T . . Dunbar R HBM . Donaldson, Sinclair & Co Gzowski, C S 4 00 Graham, H 2 00 Hobbs, James Harvie, John Howland, Hon W P . . Haight S E Dickson, Rev JAR.. Davies Mrs Griffith, Rev Thomas. . 2 00 Grasett, Very Rev Dean 5 00 Greene, Rev Richard . . 2 00 Geikie, Dr W B 2 00 Gooch R N 1 00 Drummond J W . HJR Hook, Thos Dun, Wiman & Co .... Dalton C Henry & Son Davidson D Harrison, Chief Justice Hughes, WJ Hamilton, Alex Downey, Thomas Dwi^ht H Gunther, Edward .... 1 00 Gray, Rennie & Co. ... 2 00 G T . . . 5 00 Drysdale Thos Hughes, J Hogg Mrs W Jones, Mrs Gladish Wm 1 00 Downey, J Dickey, Neill & Co.... Duggan, Hon G Donald, R . Gordon, Wm 1 00 Gartshore, Mrs 1 00 Gibson, Donald 1 00 Jennings, James Joseph & Co, J G .... Jeffery, Rev T W .... Inglis, Russell Jones, W W . Garvin, John 1 00 Galbraith, Briggs & Co 5 00 Gooderham & Worts . . 5 00 Gage, W J 2 00 Downey, J, jun Dredge, A Dickson, Geo P Dunspaugh, W H .... Denison, Geo T Dick, Agnes Iredale, Wm Gurney, E & C 5 00 Gregg, Rev Wm 2 00 Gordon, Mackay & Co. 6 00 Gilmor, R 2 00 Johnson, Thos H Ince, T Henry James, R ... Douse Rev John Jarvis E J Dyke, Rev S A Goff, RevE F 1 00 G 2 00 Jackson, Rev S N Jordan & Co Jones, Prof Kay, J Kennedy, Warring .... Keith David S Eves, J . . Eastwood, John Elliott & Co Gearing Joseph . . 2 00 Greene C H 1 00 Ellis, J E 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 1 00 2 00 4 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 2 00 "l 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 9 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 Gilray, Rev Alex .... 1 00 Green, Rev Dr 2 00 Ewing & Co Edwards W Gibb L . 1 00 Kerr, John King, Rev John M . . . . Kingstone, F W Kent, John Ewart, John S Evans, Geo M Graham, Wm 1 00 Greey, Sam 1 OC Gilray, Rev J 1 00 Gale, J W 1 00 Ewart Mrs Thos Evans Miss Kent, . . . Elliott, J Gamel H . 1 00 Kane Mrs Paul Forrest, J Fotheringham, Thomas Eraser, Rev R Douglas Fulton, Alex T Fleming, James . . Freeland, W Glascott W 1 00 Kirkland Mrs Graham, Mr 1 00 Kerr, William Kerr, John, and Family Knowlton, W H Kingston, Prof G T . . Kerr, Geo, jun Harris Miss . ... 2 00 Hunter Wm 1 00 Heward, Mrs Stephen . 5 OC Harrison, G . . 5 OC Farrell, S W Farley, A Finch & Sons, W S ... Fraser, James For Circulation Fitzgerald, Edward . . Fisken, John Foster, James Hallam, John 1 00 Knapp, FA Hague, G 400 Hamilton, Andrew .... 5 00 Hillock, John 1 00 Hall, C B, MD 2 00 Hunter, Rev S J 1 00 Hodgins, Dr J George. 2 00 Hodgins, Thos,MPP.. 1 00 Haldane, John 2 OC Hay & Co R 3 00 Lewis, Rice, & Son . . . . : Lyman Bro & Co .... Lailey, Thos, & Co.... Leadley, E Leys, Mrs J Lash J F Loudon, J Lee, Walter S Lamb, Mrs Friend Ferguson, John Fenton F Hunter, Rose & Co.... 5 00 Hodgson & Boyd 5 00 Hagarty, Mrs 2 00 Hunter R J 1 00 Laird, R W Frisby, S Friend . . Leslie, George, & Son . . Laidlaw, Litster, Mrs Fuller, Mrs T R . . Fisher, E JT, M.D .. Ferguson, Mrs J I For the Bible Hobson E 2 00 Lake, John N Lawrence, Rev Geo . . Latch, Wm Latch, Mrs Wm H J D 1 00 Hutchison, Henry 2 00 Hamilton J C . . . . 2 00 Friends (9) Friend, A Hig nns, David 2 00 Love, Neil C Flint, R H Hillock, Frank 1 00 Hooper E 1 00 Lugsdin, John Langley, Henry Lvon, Jas F & Co Fleming, Andrew . . . . Fvfe, J W.. Hall. Dr . , . 2 00 40 CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Lyman, J SI 00,McCraken, Thos Laidlaw, Mrs 1 OOiMutton & Co, S S ... Livingston, M 2 00|McBean. Jas , Lang, JW 1 OOjMcLeod, D Lawless, J P 1 OOiMcD & J, J McMaster, Hon W . . .25 OOJMatheson, H McMaster & Bro, A R 10 00 Malcom, R McMurrich, W Barclay 2 OOjMyles, W Mason, J Herbert 4 00 Morrison. J L Mason, AJ 2 00,McKinnon, S F Medcalf, F H 2 OOiMerryfield, Robert. . . . Morse, C A 2 00! Maclennan, James Moore, Miss (Eglinton) 1 OOj Marshall, S McLaren, Rev Professor 4 OOiMay & Co, T McKinley, Mrs A 1 00 McDonald, Hon D . . . . McCord, AT 2 Oo Mitchell, Rev D Millard, Rev WiUiam 1 OOJ McDonald, D Mason, W T 5 00; Mason, Risch & New. MacLean, D 1 OOj combe Mcllmurry, Dr 5 00| Mackenzie, K Michie, James 5 00; Macdonald & Paterson. MacPherson, Hon D L 4 00|McMichael Mitchell, Wm 1 00 Munro, Rev A H McBean, John 5 OOJMunro, Miss McGregor, P 2 OOiMcCutcheon. Mrs Mathers, Mrs 2 00:McCulloch, Peter Mathews, W D 3 OOJMartin, Mrs McMurchy, E 1 00 Moore, R MacDonald, Jno K . . 3 00 McLachlan, A Miller, Hugh 2 00 MacDonald, A Mitchell James 1 OOMowat, Hon McKirdy, H J 1 OO^Morphy, Geo Matthews, Henry 1 00 McPhail, M McEachren, N 1 00 McLean, D MacPherson, Mrs 4 00 McMurray, J S Mead, Joseph H 2 00 Miller & McClelland . . Macdonald, J H 1 OO^Moore & Co, C Macdonald, Sir J A . . 2 OOJMcGaw, T Morrison, Wells and JMoss, Hon. Judge Gordon 3 00 Morison, J MacNabb & Marsh. ... 5 00 Martin, J McGrath, Chs 2 00 Nasmith, John D .... Moffatt, Colonel 5 00 Northrop, J & L McGee, D 1 OONimmo, A Myles, Wm 1 00 Norris & Soper Mclntosh, W D 1 00 Nelson & Sons, HA.. Mathews & Bro, H J. 2 00 Ogilvy & Co McCollum, Rev J H . . 1 00 Oliphant, Dr Mathewson, Angus .... 1 00 Ogden, Dr W W McLean, Miss 1 00 Orr, E R Mara, Thos 2 00 O Brien, H McHardy, F 1 00 Ogden, Uzziel, M.D . . McNab, Jas 1 OOJOal, George Morphy, EM 2 OOlOdell & Trout Marks, WiUiam 1 00 O Connor, T J Matthew, Rev C R . . . 3 00 Platt, Samuel Macdonnell, Rev D J. . 4 00 Potts, Rev John Morphy, John 1 00 Perry, Mrs E McDonald, Alex 1 OOPatton & Co McKee, John 1 OOPoole, Rev W H Montgomery, W J 2 00 Perkins, Ince & Co McCausland 1 00 Page & Son, C McLean, Robert 1 00 Paterson & Son, P . . . . Maddock, Rev HE . . 1 00 Patton, Hon Jas McBean, William .... 1 00 Peterkin, J F Montgomery, Miss 2 00 Pollard, Mrs .$1 OOPeake, LC ....$1 00 . 2 00, Price, jun, James .... 1 00 . 1 OOiPearcy, Miss G 1 00 . 1 00 Palmer, E J ....." 2 00 . 1 00 Pearson, W H 1 00 . 1 00 Pearson, E 1 00 . 1 OOlPicken, E 1 00 , 2 00;Parker, Sir Henry .... 2 00 . 5 00 Patterson, C S 2 00 . 1 00 Plews & Kennedy .... 1 00 , 1 00 Patterson, Mrs 1 OQ> , 1 00 Pell, J E 1 00 , 1 00 Pearson, M 2 00 , 2 OOjPlenderleith, John .... 1 00 , 2 OOjRolph, Mrs 1 00 1 OOjRosebrugh, Dr A M . . 3 00 , 1 00 Riddell, John 2 00 |Ryerson, Rev Dr E . . 5 00 2 00 Reeve, R A., M.D .... 2 00 2 OORollo, J 1 00 1 OORoden, EP 1 00 1 00 Rose, John Edward . . 5 00 1 00 Roddy, Robert 1 00 1 50 Rowsell, Henry 1 00 1 00 Rogers, Jas H 2 00 5 00 Rattray, Thos 1 00 1 00 Risk, Miss 5 00 1 00 Robinson Slade, M.D. 2 00 1 00 Reford, Lewis 1 00 1 00 Reid, Rev William 2 00 4 00 Ross, Dr Jas J 00 2 OORordans and NichoUs. 1 00 1 00 Roberts, SE 100 10 00 Rogers, Samuel 2 00 2 00 Ridout, Aikenhead & 1 00 Crombie 2 00 4 OORiley&May 1 00 1 00 Robinson, Christ 2 00 2 OOlRobinson, Blackett. ... 1 00 . 2 00 1 00 Robertson, A 1 00 Rogers, Janet P 2 00 Risley, S 1 00 Riches, William 1 00 Radcliffe, Stephen 2 00 Robinson, Hon J B . . 1 00 Rattray, A 5 00 Richardson, Dr Jas H. 1 00 Richardson, F 2 00 Ruttan, Rev C 1 00 Round, Miss 2 00 Robb, Rev J Gardner.. 1 OORennie, Wm 1 00 Ross, MrsC S 1 00 Ryan, JB 1 00 Robertson, John, & Co 5 OORoaf, Wm 5 00 Rose, Rev S 3 OOJRoss, Wm 2 OOiStitt, Mrs James 2 00 ! Smith, Rev John 5 OO Stephenson, E 1 00 Schreiber, W J 4 00 Severn, J 1 00;Stibbs, James 1 00 Scott, James 2 00 Sanson, Rev Alex 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 3 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 4 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. 41 Savage, Rev D S2 00 Taylor, Thos W $1 00 Whitney, J W G 10 00 SI 00 1 00 5 00 5 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 4 00 2 00 5 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 5 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 72 05 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 Snarr, G E Eons, J 2 00 Turner & Co, Jno 5 00 Wilson Mrs A 1 00 Topp, Rev Dr 2 00 Thompson & Co, J B. . 1 00 Thompson, Thos 2 OOTorrance, Geo W 2 00 Thomson & Burns 2 00 Thomson, Thos M 1 00 Taylor, T 1 00 Trees, S 5 00 Wallace, Rev Robert. 1 00 Wilkes, R t,rd, Joseph th WB 1 00 Wood, Rev John.. 5 OOWoodhouse, J J 5 00 Walton, G A 5 00|Wey & Co, Joseph. . . 2 00 Whatmough, C J 2 00 Wickson John Steele, EC .... Seymour & Clarke Strachan, Mrs Capt . . Sheppard, W H Score, Richard . . . Sutherland, Rev A.... Spreull Samuel 2 00 Tully, Kivas 1 00; Wilson, Wm 1 00 Wyld & Darling 2 00 T R Spence, G S 1 00 TF 2 00 Wilson T W Stephens, Joseph Stewart, Fred J Smith, James Sutherland A 1 00 Taylor & Bro, Thos.. . . 4 00 Tyner Mrs Jno 4 00 Wilson, GH 1 00 Whittemore, F B . . . 1 00 Wood Rev Dr 2 00 Tyner, Edw . . . 2 00 Tovell, Rev I 1 00 Webber, Rev G 1 00 Walker & Sons, R.... Wilkie, T J 5 00 Winchester, John . . . 1 00 Wickson, S 1 00 W W . Stayner S 2 00 Temple Dr Strickland WR 1 00 Taylor, Rev Lachlan, 2 00 D D Sweetnam, M Smith, Larratt W . . . . Scott PA 2 00 T 1 00 Thorn, Mrs Smith, Rev W Savery, Win Shaw, Rev J Snarr. Thos 1 00 Usher Rev B B 1 OOWoodhouse, James. . . . 1 00 Wood, RevG 1 00 Watson, James 1 00 Udwin C . 1 00 Vandersmissen, H 2 00 Vandersmissen, W U . . 1 OOVidal, BH 1 00 Williams, R,ev Alex... 1 00 Wagner, W J Schomberg, U A Stanton, Mrs W H Smith, Mrs Goldwin . . Scarlett, Samuel 1 00 Warden, Rev Robt H 2 00 Wilmott, Dr J B 4 00 WW 1 OOWharin, Wm 1 00 Webb, T 1 00 W C Stock Geo P 1 00 Wright, Dr George. . . . 1 00 Withrow, Mrs 1 00 Walker, Robt 2 00 W T & C .... Swan Bros 1 OOJWalker, David Segsworth, J, & Co Staunton A A 5 OOYarker, G W . . 1 00 Wilson, Dan 5 00 Young, John Smith, Mrs Thompson. Scott, J 1 00 Wilkinson, Dr 1 00 Young, Rev Geo -P. . . . 1 00 Young, Rev W B 2 00 Young, John . 1 00 Wightman, John Scott Thos C 2 00 Walker, Evans & Co. . 1 00 Withrow, Rev W H . . 1 00 Withrow, Jno J 6 00 1 00 Geo W Banks 1 00 J Greenfield Shaw, AD Strathy H S 2 00259 Friends and small 2 00 sums Thorn, John 1 00 Hector Cameron, M.P. 1 00 Joseph Kent . H W Davison Mrs W Jackes, Eglinton A L Willson do Mr How^on 1 00 Miss Dupont 1 00 J Ross Robertson 1 00 Mrs Lewis 1 00 W J Whitten Chas R Dickson . . 2 00 John Lesslie, Dundas. . 5 00 Thos Driffill, Bradford 4 00 R S Walden, Baden . . 5 00 Wm Somerville, Ayr. . 5 00 Rev Dr Hodgkm, Woodbridge 1 00 W S Parlane, Colling wood ....10 00 Friend, per Rev A Mc Donald Fraser, Nairn 100 00 j Kay, Eldon 5 00 ubscription ALTON BRANCH. Col at nut lie meeting . . $3 15 Dugald McGill 1 00 iSinall suraa . 2 00 Col by Misses Hammill and Chapman Alexr Chapman $1 00 Small sums 4 25 Col by Miss Arthurs Small sums 4 90 Total , $6 15 ANCASTER BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 21 Col by Misses Chep and Gurnett Rev Wm Belt . . . 1 00 Total $72 37 ANCASTER EAST. John Renton 1 00 James Forsyth ... 1 00 Henry Orton, M.D. . . . 5 00 Mrs Orton 1 00 James Gibson 1 00 Mrs Russell 1 00 j Mrs H Green 1 00 George Thompson 1 00 Small sums 2 75 Col by Misses B. Belt and Orton DA Hyslop 1 00 W T McCrimmon .... 1 00 Wm Lodor 1 00 S AFindlay . . 1 00 Wm Findley, senr .... 1 00 Mrs Renttfn 1 00 Gavin Morton 1 00 George Cleland 1 00 Robert Smith . 1 00 Wm Clelland, senr. ... 1 00 D Hamilton 1 00 Wm A Sutherland .... 1 00 Wm F Bethune 1 00 Wm Findley, jun .... 1 00 Wm Renton 1 00 Small sums 4 10 Col by Miss Wilson John Brandon, M.D. . . 1 00 George Guest, senr 1 00 Small sums 60 Robert Fortune .... 1 00 Mrs Wm Ashmore .... 1 00 David Butter . 1 00 Col by Misses Cooley John Robb 1 00 Peter McLa^an 1 00 WmMoffatt 1 00 James Walker 1 00 Small sums 60 Col by Miss Smith T H Smith 1 00 John Walker 1 00 James Moffatt 1 00 Fredk Stevenson 1 00 Mrs J Calder 1 00 Wm Farmer, senr 1 00 E D Farmer 1 00 Adam Somerville .... 1 00 Wm Urie 1 00 Edward Kenrick 1 00 Small sums 45 Daniel McBay 1 00 Walter Hood 1 00 Small sums 21 00 Col by Misses McCrim mon and Templer Mrs Templer 1 00 Total $4900 ANGUS BRANCH. J R Brown 1 00 Wm Pearson 1 00 Alex Cooper 1 00 J E McCrimmon 1 00 Small sums 4 50 Col by MissAlethea Kelly Jacob A Shaver . . 1 00 Rev G J Kerr 1 00 Mrs Horace Shaver . . 1 00 Small sums 5 20 J H Harrison 1 00 Wm Neilly 1 00 Dr Eakins 1 00 Col by Miss Augusta Kelly Miss Augusta Kelly . . 1 00 R Lovell 1 00 J H Willmott 1 00 Jno Davidson 1 00 Geo McLandress 1 00 John Beatty 1 00 Small sums 8 03 Total $9 00 ARRAN BRANCH. Col at Dublic meetiner. Col by Miss Gage Small sums . . . 3 78 Febl875 $3 61 Col at public meeting, Nov. 1875 Col by Misses Lyle and 4 75 4 18 Morin 90 Col by Misses Wolf and Monckman (in 1874). 3 30 37 Col by Miss Legg 4 20 Col by Mrs Moore and Miss Urquhart 00 J Lumsden 1 00 00 W AGerolemy 1 00 OOjE A Noble 1 00 00 Smaller sums 8 60 00 Col by Misses Gardner and Yovng 00 L Gardner 1 00 OOJLinton 1 00 00 Smaller sums 6 05 00 Col by Misses Foster and Jamison 7 60 00 Col by Misses Neelands and McKie 00 Rev R S Cooper 1 00 OOGeo Dunn 1 00 OOJMKilborn 1 00 00 Smaller sums 3 35 00 Col by Misses Wolf and Monckman (in 1875). 5 20 Total 58 84 ARTHUR BRANCH. 00 Col at public meeting. . 1 99 00 Rev D McDonald .... 1 00 00 Mrs D McDonald .... 1 Oe 00 Misses Goodall 1 00 00 A Ballentine 1 00 OOWPeterkin 1 00 Rev C Deacon 1 00 00 Mrs J F Hollenger. ... 1 00 Small sums 11 28 .Total $2027 AURORA BRANCH. 00 Col at public meeting. . 3 70 00 Col by Mrs McGilvray and Miss Wells 00 Robt Connor 1 00 00 A McGilvray 1 00 00 Miss MA Wells 1 00 RP Irwin 1 00 OOE Peace & Son 1 00 D Fotheringham 1 00 Small sums 13 22 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Col by Misses E Steven son and S Stevenson CDoan $2 00 TNHaig $1 00 Peter McDougall ... .$1 00 Mrs Bethune 1 00 Small sums 11 57 Mrs P Laing . 5 00 Robert Hewitt 5 00 Eev J Shuttleworth . I 00 B Pearson . . . 1 00 Wm Noble 1 00 John Stuart 1 00 Col by Misses Gillespie and Campbell Small sums 3 65 W C Oliver 1 00 Small sums 4 55 John Mulholland .... 1 00 Alexr Mann 1 00 Fetch s church, at pub lie meeting 2 34 J F Fraser .... 1 00 Total $59 07 Mrs R Ingraham 1 00 Rev W A McKay .... 1 00 N Chapman 1 00 BEAVERTON BRANCH 1876. Col at public meeting . . 6 29 Col by Miss Helen Ross John Ross 1 00 Duncan Johnston 1 00 Small sums ... 6 85 Col by Misses Starr and Hacking Pearson Starr . 2 00 John Tinney 1 00 C Reynolds 1 00 MrsPetch 1 00 John Van Nostrand . . 2 00 Small sums 14 12 Mount Pisgah. Col by Misses Lizzie Wallace and Jenny Steele Stephen Wallace 1 00 Wm Staples 1 00 Mrs H Carruthers 2 00 Mr Wellwood 1 00 Col by Misses Watson and Robinson Rev D Watson.. . . 2 00 Mrs J George . . 1 00 Wm Blyzart 1 00 Alex Calder 1 00 Mrs A McKay 1 00 Charles Galloway .... 1 00 Small sums 7 55 Col by Misses Robinson and Elder Cameron & Bruce 1 00 RevC Shaw 1 00 Wm McKaig 1 00 Mr Burwash 1 00 Mr Slater 1 00 Small sums 4 00 Kettleby. Col by Misses Lena Stokes and Ella M Walton Mrs Mary P Webb.... 1 00 Small sums . . ... 8 25 Mr Nixon 1 00 David Haig 1 00 T J Staples 1 00 Small sums 22 87 Rev J McNabb 1 00 Total $92 90 BAYFIELD BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 03 Col by Misses Haacke and Morrison John Esson 5 00 E H Bauld 1 00 Daniel Cameron 1 00 Small sums 15 70 Col by Misses Westcoat and Campbell Mrs Bethune 1 00 Hector Grant 1 00 Temperanceville. Col by Misses Mary John son and L Beynon . .31 11 Col at public meeting . . 2 33 $101 62 BALTIMORE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . 5 03 Thomas Hai- 1 00 Geo Erwin . . 1 00 Jas Gairdner 1 00 Small sums 10 45 Jas Burns 1 00 J P Holland.. 1 00 DH Ritchie 1 00 Total $60 84 James McDonald 1 00 John Lawless 1 00 Wm Deacon 1 00 BELGRAVE BRANCH. Col by Misses Geddes and Millar James Gallagher 1 00 Mrs Stanbury 1 00 Rev Geo Jamieson .... 1 00 Small sums 9 60 G- M Hogg 1 00 Wm J McDougall .... 1 00 J H Staples 1 00 Col by Misses Spaker- man and G-reer Small sums 5 60 Total $30 23 Small sums 4 45 Col by Misses Hood and Nelson Robert Irvin 1 00 Small sums 5 10 John McDougall 1 00 Shem Parsons 1 00 Mrs McDougall 1 00 A Russell . . 1 00 BEAVERTON BRANCH 1875. Col by Misses Mary Gordon and Georgina Ross Daniel Cameron 1 00 Mrs McNabb 1 00 Col by Misses Duribar and Coultice Small sums 4 20 T JMilligan.., 1 00 George Cockburn 1 00 Mrs George Cockburn. 1 00 Dr Turner 2 00 Ool by James Edmond William Bengough 2 00 James Edmond 1 00 Thomas McCutchen . . 1 00 H Lapp 1 00 Rev W H Cairnduff . . 1 00 Cameron & Bruce 1 00 E H Bauld . ... 1 00 Small sums 4 25 Wm Mann 1 00 Mr Ash 1 00 Total $23 00 BELL EWART BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 82 Mrs Gregory 1 00 James Thompson 1 00 John Russell 1 00 James Masson 1 00 Donald G Ross 1 00 Small sums 20 05 Col by Misses Mary Watson and Annie Robinson Rev David Watson . . 2 00 Charles GaUoway .... 1 00 J & A McKay 1 00 Alexander Noble 1 00 Wm Taylor 1 00 James Clapperton 1 00 John Baptist 1 00 Mrs Baptist 1 00 S C Webster 1 00 R H Prettie . 1 00 J B Reid 1 00 Wm. Goodfellow 1 00 Small sums . . 6 00 David Stott 1 00 Small sums 10 80 Col by Misses Westcoat and Campbell Charles Westcoat . , . 1 00 John Bush 1 00 Total $11 82 Frederick Greenaway.. 1 00 Wm Stott . . . 1 00 BERLIN BRANCH. Col at Dublic meetiner . . 6 55 44 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Col by Miss Fennell H F J Jackson $1 J Fennell 1 D McDougall 1 A Young 1 Rev Mr Cookman 1 C Cortan 1 Rev S L TJmbach 1 James Colquhoun . . . . 1 R F S Biddulph 1 A Campbell 1 REStanton 1 Anthes and Staebler . . 2 J C Falls 1 Rev J F Dickie 1 J Oberholtzer 1 Small sums 10 Col by Misses Weaver H Kranz 1 Geo Davidson 2 HM Andrews 1 C Stuebing 1 Small sums 4 Col by Misses Eby and Rothwell 3 B Eshelman 1 J Moffat 1 Small sums 6 Col by Misses Schmidt and Staebler Dr Bowlby 1 Small sums 5 David Dick $1 00 Thomas Grundy 1 00 Archibald Wilson .... 1 00 Small sums 31 00 Proceeds of Orange 00 soiree, Dis of Manvers25 00 00 Total $85 00 BINBROOK BRANCH. 001 BLUEVALE BRANCH. 00 Col at public meeting . . $2 92 00 W S Hutchinson 1 00 00 Duncan King 2 00 John Messer 2 00 00 Joseph Leech 2 00 W H Leech 2 00 19 Small sums 30 67 00 Col at public meeting. 00 Rev Geo Cheyne . . . OOJRev W P Walker . 00 Col by Miss Fletcher 00 John Brown, jun . . . OOJThomas Rice 00 George Fletcher . . . 98!Mrs. Spittal . . Total $58 BERVIE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 Small sums 14 Total $16 BETHANY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 ThosW Kennedy .... 1 Robert Byers 1 H Amley 1 C C Cain 1 J Hutchinson 1 R Grundy 1 Mrs Kelly 1 Thos Brien 1 W Saddler 1 Geo Garrett 1 DMcMullin 1 Josias Wilson 1 Hugh Wilson 1 Thomas Graham, sen. . 1 JWindlin 1 WF Gardiner 1 W M Graham 1 Jeffry Graham 1 James Kelly 1 John Grundy 1 John Grundy, jun 1 C H Brenton, M D . . . . 1 Henry Kenner 1 John Dick 1 Mrs John Dick 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 S Hiram "Lowden .... 1 OOJThos Lethern 1 OO Mrs Lethern 1 00|James Fletcher 1 00 Small sums 5 75 Col by Miss Dalgleish Wm Dalgleish 1 Mrs Dalgleish, sen 1 00 John Menzies 1 00 Wm Brown 1 95 John Brown, sen 1 Small sums 1 Col by Miss Donaldson 00 Wm McKenzie 1 37 Small sums 9 Col by Miss Warrack 60 Richard Quance 2 Small sums 1 49 Col by Miss Jane Ptolemy 62 William Ptolemy 1 John Edmonds 1 11 Mrs Archd Jarvis ... 1 Mrs Walter McKay . . 1 19 James G. Ptolemy .... 1 00 Charles Ptolemy 1 OO Thomas Webb 1 00;Small sums 6 00 Col by Miss Wilson 00 Wm Wilson 1 00 John Ramsay 1 00 Walter Ramsay 1 00 Flavel Davis 1 OO Small sums 1 00 Col by Miss Wright 00 Mrs Charles Wright . . 1 OO James Aikins 1 00 Henry Hall 1 00 John Manary 1 00 Wm Wright 1 00 Mrs Wm Menzies 1 OO Robert Wicket, jun . . 1 00 Richard Barlow 1 00 James Russell 1 00 Mrs J Brown 1 00 Rev S G Harris 1 00 George Awrey 1 00 Small sums 5 00 00 Total $77 $42 59 Total BLYTH BRANCH. 00 Col by Misses Beamish and Barr 00 Small sums 00 Col by Misses Hoffman 00 and McGoivan 00 Small sums 00 Col by Misses Wright 00! and Traquair OOJR B Laidlaw 1 00 00 Small Sums 6 20 70! Col by Misses Wilson and Dick 00 Small sums 00 Col by Misses Martha 50 and Annie Young 00 Small sums 00 Col by Misses Taylor 25 and Mclnnis Small sums 00 Col by Misses Bine and 25 Campbell Dr. Sloan . . . . 4 1 75 3 30 5 35 2 20 00 Andrew McCae 1 45 Miss Annie Gilmour . . 1 David Jenkins 1 00 Rev A McLean 1 00 Rev Joseph Philp .... 1 OOiSmall sums 12 50 00 Col by Miss Bell 00 Small sums 3 00 00 00 Total $48 15 85 BOWMANVILLE BRANCH. F Bleakley 3 00 00 Wm McClung 1 00 OOiRobtCade 1 00 00 T A Ferguson 1 00 00 Adam Spenser 1 00 95 Mrs Allison 1 00 |Mrs Holland 1 00 00 J F Metcalfe 2 00 00 Jas Andrews 1 00 00 Mr McMurtry 1 00 00 Mrs Moorcraf t 1 00 00 Jno Higginbotham 1 00 00 R S Manning 1 00 00 McClung Bros 2 00 00 Murdoch Bros 1 Oi 00 C Barker 1 00 00 P Robins 1 00 00 Thompson & Burns .... 1 00 00 A Buckler 1 00 25 J McLeod 1 00 T Paterson 5 00 70 Mrs Hambly 1 00 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. John Murdoch $1 00; J H Bradshaw $1 00 ! T)a.niPl OrfTi <Ki nn Mrs Christie 1 00 Alex Mitchell 1 00 HW Moyer 1 00 Jacob Hippie 1 00 R Windatt 1 00 Small sums 7 35 Total $33 43 CAMPBELL S CROSS BRANCH. Col by Thos Robinson Thos Robinson 1 00 H O Hara 1 00 Small sums 4 30 D Stott 1 00 Col by Misses Almeda Moyer and Mary C Moyer S M Moyer 1 00 John Housser 1 00 C Stott 1 00 Mrs Reid 2 00 John Borland 1 00 J B Fairbarn 1 00 Edw Foster, senr 1 00 Jas Robson 1 00 Mrs Gardner 1 00 Mrs Fisher 1 00 W Hippie sen 1 00 Alex Smith 1 00 W A Comfort 1 00 ChasM Smith 1 00 Seth Campbell 1 00 Small sums 1 00 Col by J Armstrong Jos Armstrong 1 00 J S Moyer 1 00 Geo Porter 2 00 Geo McGill 1 00 Total $27 62 A Friend 1 00 W McMurtry 1 00 Mrs J Stephens 1 00 A Crawford 1 00 Alex Armstrong 1 00 Small sums 2 05 Col by John Graham Jas Campbell 1 00 CARTWRIGHT BRANCH. Col by Misses Johnson and Montgomery Small sums 4 35 Col by Misses Taylor and Peacock Wm J Taylor 1 00 A Friend 4 00 Mr McConnacher 1 00 Geo Haines 1 00 Rev Mr Jolliffe 1 00 Rev R M Croll . 1 00 Small sums 16 70 John Smith 1 00 John McLeod 1 00 Small sums 1 25 Total $72 70 Mrs Clark . 1 00 Col by Misses Shaiv and Metcalfe Robert Shaw 1 00 BRUCEFIELD BRANCH. Col by George Forest 8 15 Mrs Chs Robinson .... 1 00 Geo Robinson 1 00 Small sums . . 5 00 H McPhail 1 00 Small sums 5 40 John Cameron 6 80 Col by Wm Snyder Wm Snyder 1 00 Jos Campbell . . 1 00 David Youl 6 25 Col by Misses Trick and Graham Small sums 2 00 Col by the Misses Fer guson S T Fernson 1 00 Miss Jean Carnochan . . 4 50 John Walker 4 50 Duncan McEwen .... 2 50 Donald Mustard 2 25 Robert McKay 1 90 R Norris 1 00 E T Hagyard 1 00 Rev P Campbell 1 00 Small sums 3 50 Col by F Campbell A Norris 2 00 A Friend . . 15 Mrs Ferguson 1 00 Wm Taylor 1 00 Total $37 00 Mrs A Norris 1 00 Mrs Ferguson (widow). 1 00 Joshua Ferguson 1 00 Small sums 7 65 Col by Misses Widder and Crozier Small sums 6 14 CAISTORVILLE BRANCH. Collection 2 33 Small sums 3 35 Col by Miss M Wallace Anns McLeod 1 00 Sabbath collection .... 1 53 Col by Misses Dorothea Bellinger and Esther Robson James Asher . . 1 00 JohnBeatty 1 00 John Smith 1 00 Hugh Smith 1 00 Donald Smith 1 00 John Wiggins .... 2 00 Col by Misses Philp and Williamson Thomas Brown 1 00 James Taylor 1 00 Mrs Taylor 1 00 R A Haney, M D .... 1 00 William Hoover 1 00 Small sums 2 85 RCMcCollum 1 00 Small sums 4 50 Col by Wm McBride Small sums ... 1 40 Col by Misses Euphemia Spears and Emilia Sterenson Adam Spears 1 00 Small sums . . 11 65 Col by Misses Bailey and Bartlett Small sums 5 70 Col by the Misses Bruce Thomas Werry 1 00 Col by David Graham David Graham 1 00 Jas Graham .... 1 00 Mrs A Spears, jun 1 00 Rev H Hughes 1 00 John McGregor 1 00 Jacob Kaufman 1 00 W. J. Stevenson) . . 1 00 Mrs McGregor 1 00 Thomas Coulter 1 00 Small sums 3 60 Col by Miss McHowel Mr Malcolm 1 00 Geo Balmer 1 00 R Oliver . 1 00 S imeral Doak 1 00 Walter Laidlaw 1 00 Small sums 2 25 Small sums 2 15 Total *$59 95 Small sums 1 00 Col by Misses Esther Lester an dA Isette Lane Small sums 3 12 Col by Misses Cornelia Lynch and Lizzie Mitchell Wm Brown, sen 1 00 Win Mitchell . 1 00 CAMPDEN BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 55 Col by Misses Lizzie Moyer and Sarah Fry Small sums 4 25 Total $62 74 CAVANVILLE BRANCH. Col by Miss Staples Samuel Staples 2 00 Rev R McCulloch .... 1 00 David Walker 1 00 Col by Misses Jennie Housser & Anna Smith Mrs Garnett ... . 1 00 46 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. John Graham, jun $1 00 Wm H Coulter 1 00 Small sums 5 50 Col bv Miss Matchett Alex* Matchett 1 00 John Smith $1 00 John W Spencer 1 00 Thomas McCredie 1 00 George Weaver 1 00 Thos Brock $1 00 Wm Coats, jun 1 00 Jennie Robinson 1 00 Small sums 10 70 Small sums 4 70 Rev J A F McBain . . 1 00 H Box 1 00 Col by the Misses Tiplady Mrs Humble . . . 1 00 Richard Matchett .... 1 00 Edward Richardson . . 1 00 Mrs Hannah Staples. . 1 00 David Hunter 1 00 Abraham Carr 1 00 Mrs Ann Matchett. ... 1 00 Miss Sarah Matchett. . 1 00 Small sums 8 50 Col at public meeting... 1 64 T Gibbings 1 00 Small sums 6 27 Col by Misses Rippey and Scott A S Fisher 2 00 Small sums 4 55 Total $26 00 CLAREMONT BRANCH. Col by Mr Macnab Rev William Peattie. . 1 00 Peter Macnab 1 00 Mrs Fair 1 00 A Matheson . . 1 00 Mrs F McQuaig 1 00 Neil Matheson 1 00 Mrs J P McDonald . . 1 00 W Hicks 1 68 Duncan Macnab 2 00 Total $30 64 John Macnab 1 00 CHELTENHAM BRANCH. Col by G Campbell Simon Plewis 2 00 G Campbell 1 00 John Barry 1 00 Dr W Milne 1 00 Mr and Mrs Joseph Bell I 00 John Hamilton 2 00 R Irwin and family . . 5 00 Small sums 8 32 J Cavan 1 00 David S McFarlane . . 2 00 Marian McFarlane .... 1 00 James McFarlane 1 00 Alfred Tracy 1 00 Total $47 97 COLD SPRINGS BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 4 37 Col by T West and Jno Williams T West 2 00 Small sums 10 30 Col by Andrew Hender son and David Hender son Joseph Mothersell .... 1 00 David Henderson 1 00 Mrs Lyons . 1 00 Rev T Booker 1 00 Mrs Milne 1 00 A McSween 1 00 C Nrnl 1 . 1 00 Mr Sherrard 1 00 F G Barron, MA 1 00 Thos Lyons 1 00 Small Sums 19 SO -Trm TTpnrlprsnn . 1 50 Small sums 3 75 Col by J Hall James Nichol ... . 2 35 Col by Mr E Birr ell Miss Birrell 2 00 EbenBirrell 2 00 Mr and Mrs J Birrell. 1 00 Their children . . 1 00 Jno Pugh 1 00 R Arnold 1 00 Jno Williams 1 00 Jas Sackville . 1 00 Small sums 4 75 Col by John Henderson, sen John Clarke 1 00 Jno Benson . 1 00 Mr and Mrs D Birrell. 1 00 J E Birrell and sister. . 1 00 Mr and Mrs J Little. . 1 00 Mr and Mrs William Cochrane 1 00 Wm Ball 2 00 Geo Ritchie . 1 00 Small sums 12 50 Small sums 11 55 Col by G Orr WRiddeU 1 00 ijol by George Campbell 14 30 A & D Henderson 7 75 James Hall 7 10 Small sums . 2 75 M Lang 1 00 Col by Mr Thomas Gostick Mrs Jas Whitson ....100 Small sums 6 20 J Ford, jun . 1 00 Total 42 65 CHERRYWOOD BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 35 John Williams 1 00 FBesser 1 00 G Orr 1 00 Wm Eagleson 1 00 Small sums 7 35 Col by J Snellgrove N Davidson 1 00 Col by Mr Wm Young Small sums 3 68 Col by Mr Wm Evans Small sums . . . 2 36 Small sums , 75 J McCreight 1 00 C Petty 1 00 T Barnard 1 00 C Smith , 1 00 Small sums 12 85 Col by R Cullis Elijah McEvers 1 00 Thomas Nelson 1 00 Col by Mr E Jones J E Jones . . 1 00 Small sums . . . 1 17 Wm Hore . 1 00 Col by Mr Wm Wilson Small sums 3 80 Cot by Mr D Barkey Daniel Barkey 1 00 T W Ford 1 00 Total $22 20 CHIPPAWA BRANCH. Col by Miss Maggie Morrison William Morrison 3 00 Isaac H Allen 1 00 Col by A Rosvear and John Bowman Mrs Ea-leson . . 1 00 Joseph Greig 1 00 Small sums . 4 35 Joseph Rosvear 1 00 Small sums 4 00 Col by Jas Russell Jas Russell 1 00 Col at public meeting . . 3 29 John Dobbie 1 00 Robert McCredie 1 00 Mrs Orr 1 00 Small sums 2 75 Total $77 40 CLINTON BRANCH. Col by Miss Eva Stevenson Thos Stevenson 1 00 Mrs M McTaggart. ... 1 00 Mrs Silas Davis 1 00 MrsWCSearle SI 00 J McLeod 1 00 Wm Cruickshanks .... 1 00 Wm Donaldson 1 00 Small sums 6 00 Col by Misses Glennyand Marshall Thos W Glennv . . . 1 00 Total . . . $64 77 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 47 COLUMBUS BKANCH. Col at public meeting . . $3 25 Col by Misses Smith and Porteom Small sums 3 35 Col by Misses Beath and Hepburn John Hepburn 1 00 Small sums $4 40 Samuel McLelland $1 00 George Winter 1 00 Hugh Kee 1 00 Col by Miss King and Mrs Wightman W M Cook 1 00 Matthew Waitefe wife. 10 00 Small sums 5 90 Col by Royal Grafton and Geo Wilson Jesse Watson 3 00 Geo Wilson, jun 1 00 Small sums 8 00 Jno Galbraith . . . 1 00 Rev A Cunningham . . 1 00 Mrs. S. C Cook 1 00 J Wightman 1 00 Mrs Greig 1 00 Small sums 11 00 Col by Misses McFarlane and G-uthrie Small sums 5 75 MissGrei" 1 50 John Katcliff 1 00 Small sums 3 95 Colbn Edivard Me Bride Dr M H Aikins 1 00 SmalJ sums 7 00 Col by Charles Hunter James Hunter 1 00 Col by Misses Martin and Ross James Burns 1 00 Total $35 00 COPETOWN BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 1 60 John Lon" 1 00 Alex McKenzie 1 00 Wm J Oliver 1 00 Small sums 4 20 Josiah Oliver 1 00 Col by Mrs Still Small sums 3 90 A M Richards 1 00 Small sums 2 50 John Richards 1 00 Col by Misses Ormiston and Dickson Robert Ormiston 1 00 Mrs J D Howden .... 1 00 Small sums 4 90 Col by Mrs Edmondson and Miss Beall Mrs Smith 2 00 Rev J B Edmondson . . 1 00 Mrs Power 1 00 John Templer 1 00 Total $52 40 DOWNSVIEW BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 30 Col by Misses R Boake and Brown John Jackson & sisters 4 00 E W McDonald 1 00 Jane Kitchen 1 25 M C L Kitchen 1 00 Nelson Behimer 1 00 Geo G Kitchen 1 00 Holland Waugh 1 00 Small sums . 23 22 Total $34 07 CULLODEN BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 63 Daniel Ruckle ... . 1 00 Robert Bull 1 00 Mrs S Little John . 1 00 William Jackson, jun. 1 00 George Jackson 1 00 Mrs Thomas Jackson.. 1 00 William Duncan 1 00 William Magee 1 00 L P Grass 1 00 R A Skirving 2 00 Mrs Doidge 1 00 Hiram Best . . 1 00 Small sums 10 30 John Switzer 1 00 Col by Misses Shand and and Magner James Shand 1 00 Mrs G Masson . . 1 00 Mr Sands 1 00 Ignatius W Magee. ... 1 00 Small sums . . 4 50 Small sums 1 75 William Agur .10 00 Col by Miss A Bull and Mr Fred Brown J P Bull 1 00 Small sums 3 25 Mrs Cox 1 00 J H Reid . . 1 00 Small sums 2 85 Col by Geo Smith .... 5 20 John Alison 1 00 John Goulding . . 1 00 Total $56 20 CONNOE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 15 Robert Lee . . 1 00 William Boake 1 00 Small sums . . 4 75 Robert Clarke 1 00 Mrs Wardlaw . . 1 00 Wm Thomson 1 00 Col by Merrin Cody Small sums . 4 50 William Smithson .... 1 00 Henry Wardlaw 1 00 Matthew Cobean 1 00 Joseph Leggett 1 00 Col bv Clara and Eliza Ruckle Small sums 3 24 Col by Miss Elliott Small sums . . 2 00 Mrs S Stewart 1 00 Mr Lackie . . 1 00 Mr Parsons . . 1 00 James Guest 1 00 Mrs Bridgland 1 00 Samuel Reany 1 00 David Reany 1 25 John Boake, sen 1 00 Small sums . 3 80 Elizabeth Livingston . . 1 00 John Chapman 1 00 Tntal $42 32 DALSTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 74 Rev GM Brown 2 00 Frank Jamieson 1 00 Wm Johnson 1 00 Total $36 60 James Hamilton 1 00 DRUMMONDVILLE BRANCH. Col by Miss Craigie Rev R Acheson 2 00 Margaret Hamilton ... 1 00 Jno T Connor 1 00 John Kidd 1 00 Mrs Craigie 2 00 Small sums 10 35 Total $4 74 Geo White ... 2 00 Harrison C Mewburn . . 1 00 Mrs H C Mewburn ... 1 00 Mrs Oswald 1 00 Total . $24 75 DERRY WEST BRANCH. Col by Wm Duncan and Wm Gardner Joseph Gardner 2 00 COOKSVILLE BRANCH Col at public meeting. . 97 Col by Misses N Wilcox and Watson 5 80 Col by W. H Falconer W T Brown 1 03 W H Falconer . . . 1 00 L McPherson ... 1 00 Mrs Clark . 1 00 Mrs Smith 1 00 George Duncan 1 00 John Leary 2 00 W R Wright . . . 2 00 Small sums 17 75 Col by Mrs Law and Miss Pew Mrs I A Law . . , . 1 00 48 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Mrs T Pew . . $1 00, Small sums S9 00 Mrs Watson $1 00 Mr Simpson 1 00 Mrs J C Davis 1 00 Mrs Geo Sime 1 00 Mrs F Stevenson 1 00 Mrs J F Smith 1 00 Mr McKarlie 1 0( ICol by James Kitley James Kitely . ... 5 00 Small sums . 4 4] Col by Miss C Kalar and Mrs Anson Garner Mrs Anson Garner 1 00 Mr. Hutt 1 00 William McKinly .... 1 00 i Small sums 9 40 Total 37 47 Miss Cook 4 00 Mrs H Kalar 1 00 Small sums 3 50 Col by Misses Gray and Currie Mr Gray 1 00 DUNBARTON BRANCH. Col by Miss Helen Par ker John Parker 4 00 Mrs Parker 2 00 George Parker 1 00 WmDunbar 4 00 Samuel Waltho 1 00 H Asher . . 1 00 R Smithers 1 00 Rev Balmer 1 00 T Q Hamilton 1 00 Mrs Cruikshank 2 00 Mrs Glasgow 1 00 Geo McClive . . 1 00 Robert Nimmo .... 1 00 A Brownson 1 00 C Wilson . 1 00 Rev Alex Kennedy . . 3 00 Mrs Kennedy 1 00 Small sums 2 60 John McClive 4 00 Mrs Samuel Amsden . . 1 00 Small sums 17 85 Col by Miss G Law son John LathweM 1 00 Henry Marshall 1 00 Wm Grant 1 00 Small sums . . 4 95 A McClive . 1 00 R McClive 1 00 Colby Miss Helen Brown John Oddie . . 1 00 L Murray 1 00 H Chambers 1 00 Robert Smith 1 00 "Wm Geriion 1 00 E Dewit . ... 1 00 Small sums 4 05 Col by Miss Lemon Mrs B Corwin 1 00 Mrs Spence 1 00 Small sums 6 60 Col by Misses White and Holmes Jonathan Holmes .... 1 00 Mrs White 1 00 Col by Mrs Thompson and Miss A Thrush Small sums 4 95 Total -393 46 EDEN MILLS BRANCH. Col by Misses Duffield and Head Mrs Charles Head .... 1 00 Mrs H Sunley 1 00 Mrs Lemon 1 00 Small sums 5 30 Mrs Gilmer 1 00 Mrs McConachie 1 00 Col by Misses Arnold and Hoover Mr Lovell 5 00 Mrs Nisbet 1 00 Mr & Mrs Holiday. ... 1 00 John Mclntosh 1 00 Small sums 4 70 Col by Miss Jeanie Greig Mrs John Buchan .... 1 00 Mrs William Greig.... 1 00 Small sums 5 75 Mr Woodruff 2 00 A Friend 1 00 Mrs Taylor 1 00 Mrs Phin 1 00 Mrs Auld 1 00 Rev J A F McBain ... 1 00 Mrs Ladshaw 1 00 Michael Cummins 1 00 Small sums 6 60 Col by Misses McFarlane and M Argo James Argo . 2 00 Mr Dickie 1 00 Miss Falconbridge 1 00 Mrs Nichol . 1 00 Total . $46 60 Rev J Ridley 1 00 Mrs McBain 1 00 DUNNVILLE BRANCH. Col at public meetings. 7 36 Col by Wm Cook and M Gash Wm Cook 5 00 Samuel McFarlane .... 1 00 G Barnet 1 00 Small sums 3 69 Mrs Arnold 1 00 Small sums 7 34 Col by Miss Rysdale Mrs Lewis 2 00 Col by Misses Davidson and M Hamsay Allan Ramsay " 1 00 R G Murdy 1 00 M Gash . . 1 00 Mrs Tupper 1 00 Rev Jno Roberts 1 00 H Pearce 1 00 Rev Mr Desbrow . . . . 1 00 J A Davidson 2 00 Small sums 1 25 Col by Misses Hood and Moote John Hood 1 00 Small sums 11 20 Mrs Forbes 1 00 Mrs Duncan 1 00 Mrs James Lewis 2 00 Mr Chadwick 2 00 Total $32 49 EGMONDVILLE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 5 00 Col by James Houston James Houston 1 00 John Lawrence 1 00 A Boyle 1 00 Mr Clark . . 1 00 John Armour .... 1 00 Small sums 5 80 Mrs Abram Thewles . . 1 00 Mr- 1 00 Total .... $111 15 John Bell . 1 00 Small sums 3 10 Col by Andrew Story John Cumming 1 QQ Small sums 2 99 Col by Wm Payne Wm Payne 1 00 Wm McConnell 1 00 Robert McCartney 1 00 Small sums 2 40 Col by Daniel Clark Samuel Carnochan .... 1 00 Rev John B Scott .... 1 00 DRAYTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 05 Col by Misses Healey and Hodson Almon Healey 1 00 RW Young 1 00 Small sums 6 40 Col by Miss Smithers and Mrs Benson Small sums 6 70 John Montgomery 1 00 Simon Wood Fawcett. 2 00 Small sums 6 02 Ool by Misses Grose and Morris Thomas Hambly 1 00 Col by Miss Cook and Mrs Smith Rev Geo Brown 1 00 Rev James Beakie .... 2 00 Wm Braund 2 00 Mrs W Braund 1 00 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Daniel Clark $1 00 Thomas Hills 1 00 Small sums . $1 50 James Henderson .... $1 00 John Godfrey & Son . . 1 00 A Friend . . . . 1 00 Col by Misses McEachern and Morrison John Morrison 1 00 Dugald McEachern ... 1 00 Dugald Morrison . 1 00 Small sums 3 50 Col by Wm McGeoch Wm McGeoch 1 00 J M Shaw 1 00 Rev T and Mrs Cobb . . 1 50 Rev A D Macdonald. . 2 00 Mr and Mrs Boyle 1 00 John Smith &. Co .... 1 00 Joseph Townsend .... 1 00 Small sums 17 21 Mr Towers 1 00 H M Chesney 1 00 Mrs John Gemmell . . 1 00 Small sums 2 05 Col by John Hannah Small sums 2 25 Jno Torry 1 00 Jno Brown 1 00 Donald McEachern ... 1 00 Alex McEachern 1 00 Rev Alex McKay and family 4 00 Col by Mrs J G Somers and Mrs. G Middleton Garvin Middleton . . . . 2 00 J G Somers 1 00 Mrs Thomson ... 1 00 Total $35 29 ELDON BRANCH. Col by Misses Euphemia and Sarah Macintyre Donald Macintyre .... 1 00 Duncan Macintyre 1 00 Small sums . 2 05 Small sums 5 50 Col by Miss Flora Smith Arch Smith 1 00 Hugh McEachern 1 00 Mrs G C Smith 1 00 Mrs A Smith . 1 00 Mrs Sinclair . 1 00 William Kerr 2 00 Rev J G Macgregor . . 1 00 Miss Menzies 1 00 Small sums 2 50 Col by Misses Ann Me- Fadyen and Flm*(t Mc- Douyall Small sums . 4 30 Col by Misses Williamson and McFarlane Janet Williamson 1 00 Rev J Middlemiss 1 00 Dr Paget 1 00 Small sums .... 7 50 Mrs H McEachern. ... 1 00 Margaret McEachern.. 1 00 Small sums . 3 00 Col by Miss Somers Charles Haslam 4 00 Mrs Snyder 1 00 Col by Misses Ann Mc- Intyre and Sarah Campbell Andrew Mclntyre 1 00 Small sums . 1 00 Col by Miss Sarah Cameron Donald McEachern ... 1 00 Small sums . 3 85 Moses Douglas 1 00 Small sums 4 73 Col by Misses Wissfer and Simpson Small sums 4 55 Col by Mrs Lamb and Miss Carder Joseph Carder 2 00 Charles Keeling 1 00 Small sums 5 35 Col by Misses Mary Mc- Pherson and Sarah Jane Stuart John McArthur 1 00 Total $78 40 ELIMVILLE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 86 Col by Misses Hind and Halls GPA Hind 1 00 A C Campbell 1 OQ Jas Stuart 1 00 D Sinclair 1 00 G Campbell 1 00|W C Beer 1 00 Col by Misses Watt and Watson George Sutherland 2 00 John Waddle 1 00 Alex Watt 1 00 Small sums . ... 4 42 Small sums .... 5 70 Thomas Jaques 1 00 Col by Misses Ann Cam eron and Flora Mc Donald Small sums ... 5 40 Wm Miner, jun 1 00 JohnPym 1 00 A Taylor 1 00 Small sums 3 50 Col by Misses Andrew and Werry Thos Werry" sen 1 00 Col by Misses Elizabeth Jackson and Catherine A Smith Donald Jackson 1 00 Col by Misses Skinner and Crawford J & W Watt . . . 1 00 W Perkin 1 00 Small sums 7 20 Neil McEachern 1 00 Small sums . . 1 00 John Halls 1 00 Col by Mrs Brandon and Miss Jennie Duf John Falkner 1 00 JohnMair 1 00 Rev John Duff 1 00 James Halls 1 00 S P Halls 1 00 Small sums 3 47 Col by Misses Margaret Smith and Flora A Me Arthur Hugh Smith 1 00 Mrs Ranald McEachern 1 00 Dugald Gillespie ... 1 00 Col by Misses Cottle and Whitlock Small sums 3 64 William Branders .... 1 00 James Young . . 1 00 William Gibbon 1 00 Col by Misses Shute and Perkin Small sums . 1 02 Small sums . . 2 75 Joseph Geddes 1 00 Col by Misses Cathrine McLeodand Christina Currie John Currie 1 00 Donald Currie 1 00 John Spencer 1 00 James Burnett 1 00 Thomas Gray 1 00 Small sums 9 75 Col by Misses Taylor and Horn Small sums . . 4 45 Col by Misses Farley and Letson Rev John Davidson . . 2 00 Dr W Wallace 1 00 Total $27 08 John Smith 1 00 ELORA BRANCH. Col by Mrs G- Thomson and Mrs Walker George Barron 4 00 Small sums. 1 85 Col by Misses McPherson and Stuart Alexander McPherson 1 00 Andrew McPherson. . . 1 00 John McGowan 1 00 Small sums 8 65 Charles Clarke 1 00 Col by Miss Hall John Gale... . 1 00 A McBride . . 1 00 oO BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. William Short $1 00 Andrew Gregory $1 00| Col by D L Streight Small sums 5 90 Thomas Taylor 1 00 T Montgomery $1 00 Col by Misses Burnett John Moody 2 OO J Ward 1 00 and Hunter (Robert Moody 1 OOlSmall sums 3 16 Mrs Hunter . . , . 2 00 James Gardhouse . . . 1 00 Alex Burnett John Hunter A McCrea Sam Burnett John Hill John Burnett Thomas Marshall . 2 OOjMr Applebee 1 100 Total $6118 00 Mr Dalton 1 00 EXETER BRANCH. 1 00 Rich Thomas 1 00 Col by Misses Kilpatrick 1 00 Mr Moody 1 00 and Swinerton 1 00 Henry Thomas 1 00 Mrs Anderson 1 00 1 00 James Robinson 1 00 Mr Trick 1 00 1 00 Thomas Moody 1 00 Small sums 8 95 Small sums 5 65 James Bowman 1 00 Col by Mrs Samwell and Col by Mrs Betzner and John Ackrow 1 00 Miss Hyndman Miss Hanna Joseph Rowntree 1 00 Mrs Kilpatrick 2 50 David Betzner 1 00 Rev Jas Brooks 1 00 Mrs McNab 1 00 Calten Amy 1 00 George Betteridge 1 00 Mrs John Gould 1 00 Mrs Bosomworth 1 00 J Dixon 1 00 Mrs Wm Bawden .... 1 00 Small sums 4 25 Robert Stonehouse 1 00 Mrs Holmes 1 00 Col by Misses Roberts E A Stonehouse 1 00 Mrs Wm Landers .... 1 00 and Pritchard W Foote 1 00 Mrs Strathy 1 00 Thos & Hugh Pritchard J Foote 1 00 Mrs Boulton 1 00 Mrs James and Thomas Miss Foote 1 OQ Small sums 16 01 Whitelaw 1 50 Peter Wardlaw 1 00 Col by Mrs Bell and Small sums 6 75 Thomas Peters 1 00 Mrs Boutlon Col by Misses A Faskin Thos Bolton 1 00 Mrs Samwell 1 00 and Garms A Friend 1 00 Mrs Js Pickard 1 00 Mr and Mrs Gibbon . . 2 00|Mrs Baldock 1 00 Mrs Robert Pickard . . 1 00 George Watson 1 OOlMrs Smith 1 00 Mr Skinner 1 00 Geo Faskin and Son . . 1 25 Isaac Maxwell, sen 1 00 Rev Mr Whitlock 1 00 Small sums 7 25;John Kellam 1 00 Richard Pickard 1 00 Colby Misses Carder and Leslie Mrs Leslie George McKenzie .... Small sums Colby Misses Cameron W A Wall 1 00 Small sums William Wood I00\0olby Misses Elliot and 1 OOJSmall sums 27 65i Stone 1 00 3 90 ..12 35 Wm Kilpatrick 1 00 Col at public meeting . . 5 00 Small sums 4 60 Mrs James Reynolds. . 1 00 Col by A McFarlane Small sums 5 75 Walter McFarlane Col by Miss E Patmore Small sums Col by Miss Hall Small sums . , Wm Ward 1 00 Mrs Trivitt 1 00 5 75 James Ward . 1 00 Small sums . . .10 76 Col at public meeting . . 4 Colby 34 RevF Ryan 1 00 Total 865 15 Mr Back . . 1 00 SOUTH ETOBICOKE BRANCH. Col by Mrs Trivitt 2 00 Mr Trivitt . . . 2 00 A McFarlane 3 25 Small sums . . Col bySW Bighai 4 00 3 22 Total $198 06 Mr & Mrs Bigham. . . . 3 00 Mrs Cornish 1 00 ERAMOSA BRANCH. Small sums . . 7 75 Wm Stoneman . . . 1 00 Colby J Hudson Rev H C Cooper 2 00 Small sums Joseph Wood 15 25 J Hudson 1 00 James Collis 3 40 Small sums 4 00 Felix Frewrer 6 75 Colby A E Mather John Dickinson 4 10 A Friend 2 00 Peter McKnee 3 89 A E Mather 1 00 James Mutrie 2 00 H Gracey 1 00 Walter Swanston 4 SOiGeo Pearson, James Peters 22 72JSmall sums . James Chambers 2 75 j Col by J Moore 1 00 George Dryden Henry Scott William Armstrong Robert S Armstrong 3 75 J Moore 1 00 B V Elliot.., . 1 00 Col by Misses Harvey, Blatchford, and Keddy Cornish J Blatchford, sen 1 00 .13 40 Col by Miss Bella Hicks 1 13 Col by Misses Down and Snell 4 Col by Misses Butts and 35 Trayne Col by Misses 3 55 Popple- stone and Coggins 2 65 Mrs Thomas Allo way.. 1 00 Small sums 5 58 Col in . O < <J U J.TJ.UU .13 501 Small sums 2 50 Eden last year after ac- . 2 OOltfo I by P B Shaver counts were closed . . 5 07 .13 50; Small sums . . 3 15 Bible Christian Church 6 82 \ColbyJThompson i Episcopal Church 369 Total $102 45sF Hendry 1 OOj Methodist Church .... 1 10 NORTH ETOBICOKE BRANCH. J Marshall 1 OOj 0! at public meeting. . 3 SOlSmall sums 5 75l Total $124 86 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 51 PENELLA BEANCH 1875. Col at public meeting . . $0 70 James Ross Col by George Kennedy and Thomas Butters Rev W Me Williams . Small sums Col by Geo Kennedy George Kennedy Mrs Cambell . . Per Miss Ross Small sums 5 \ Per Alex Munro 1 OOiPeter Dow 1 2 25 Alex Wilkie... . 1 Mrs D Wilkie 1 1 00 Small sums 6 1 00 Per Miss Rennie Small sums 5 25 Rob Wilkie . . . 1 Col by Alex Rusell William Thompson 1 00 Small sums 6 75 G-eo Stewart 1 J & P Rennie 3 Jas Currie ... .1 James Yule 1 00 A Richards 1 Mrs Hicks 1 001 Small sums 6 Alex Kennedy 1 00 Per James Young Small sums 4 81 Wm Rennie 2 Col by Misses Rusell and Cross William Russell . . . 1 00 Small sums Charles Tailing 1 00 Jas Milne 1 J C Ross . . . . 2 Per Miss Burns Small sums 6 85 G S Armstrong 2 Interest 3 40lSmall sums 6 - Per Andrew Gerrie Total 39 01 James Wilkie 1 PENELLA BEANCH 1876. Small sums 4 Col at public meeting. . 2 l2\Per Alex Mclnnes Col by Misses Fergusson | Small sums 5 Miss D Fordyce $2 00 00 Small sums 18 23 72 Per Schools in Fergus High School, Mr. Poole. 1 00 25 Pupils 2 15 50 Public School (First 00 Division) 2 79 55 Public School (Second Division) 21 00 Public School (Third 00 Division) 2 33 00 Public School (Fourth 00 Division) 49 00 Col at public meeting 00 (United Service, 7 Nov. 1875) 13 72 00 Col at United Prayer 00 Meetings (throiighout 00 the year) 10 60 10 Total $226 77 00 GAEAFEAXA BEANCH. 21 Col at public meeting. . 2 Colby Alex Wray 00 Alex Wray 1 00 53 W T Blyth 1 00 and Russell Edwin Macklin Per Wm Broadfoot 1 00 Small sums Duncan Currie . 00 Dr Tamblyn J-UU.W111 4JULOVA-LLU J- WIKjUltfeU O U.1J.1& ..., O W Thos Parker 2 00 Col in Fergus- Rev Mr Brooking 1 00 Per Mr sM off at and Miss William Russell ; 1 00 Watt Mr Jaynes 1 00 Mrs G D Fergusson . . . 1 Rev H Peake 1 00 Small sums 9 Small sums 4 31 Per Mrs Smellie and Col by George Kennedy and Thomas Butters Rev Mr Macwilliam . . 1 00 Mrs Argo Small sums 8 60 Miss Argo. . . . Col by Miss Taylor, Rob Harston and W T Parker Small sums.. ..10 31 Miss Whitt A I Argo 2 1 Mrs Whitt 1 Rev G Smellie 1 Small sums 5 Per Miss Fordyce and Mrs Castell Total $33 34| Jas Argo 4 FEEGUS BEANCH. |Wm Castell 2 |C Powney 1 4 2 Mrs Cadenhead 2 Henry Michie 4 A Barnett and family.. 1 00 Mrs Groves 1 Col at annual meeting 12th Nov. 1875 4 38|G D Fergusson Col in Nichol and Gara- | A S Cadenhead fraxa Per Miss Rettie J Rettie and family . . F Cassidy D Black.. 1 29 Jas Wilson 1 1 00 Mrs Barker 2 1 00 Jno Beattie 1 Small sums 5 71 Rev J B Mullan 3 Per Wm Clark Small sums 15 Wm Clark 1 00 Per Mrs Minnie and G C Hamilton 1 00 Mrs Barker Small sums 2 40 Dr Orton 1 Per Miss Cunningham.. R Phillips 1 Small sums 5 70 Jno Ironside 2 Per Miss McColm Alex Taylor 1 John Muir 1 00 John Minnie 1 Small sums 7 45 A D Fordyce 5 John Hill 25 R Y Blyth Dr Thorn Thomas Chisholm W E Leighbourn . . 00 Rev W Millican 06 Small sums 6 74 Col by Wm Louttit Small sums 4 14 00 Col by Alex Dyce 00 Small sums 3 24 00 Col by James Imlay 00 Mrs James Imlay .... 1 00 00 Small sums 2 48 15 Col by James McKee Small sums 4 50 Col by John Esson 00 Small sums .*.... 2 67 00 Col by Thomas Goodall 00 Small sums 4 54 00 Col by Robert Beachen 00 Small sums 3 77 00 Col by Samuel Bellamy 00 Small sums 3 28 00 00 Total $49 02 00 GEORGETOWN BEANCH. 00 Col at public meeting. . 00 Colby Misses Barber and 00 Bur chill George Anderson 1 00 T D Matheson 2 00 00 L W Goodenough .... 1 00 00 Dr Starr 1 Of 00 H McKay 1 00 00 Thomas Ruston 1 00 00 Jas Barber 1 00 00 Small sums . . . .17 34 52 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Col by Misses Isabella Barber and Hardie John R Barber $2 00 Thomas Harris 82 00 George Allan 1 00 George Muir $1 00 Thomas Muir 1 00 Small sums 5 90 Small sums 1 50 Total $22 20 James Barber 2 00 Colby Misses Vellie and Sco- john . 4 66 Joseph Barber 1 00 Small sums 5 95 HAGERSVILLE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 02 Chas Hager 2 00 S W Howard 2 00 Col by Misses McGregor and Orr Rev Robert Ewing. ... 1 25 Isabella Pringle 1 00 John B Davfoot . . . 1 00 Misses Porter and Mitchell ... 1 85 Misses Wilson and Mc- Kee ... 3 50 Jos Seymour 1 00 W Bedford 1 00 Total $27 04 Rev Henry Cocks .... 1 00 Small sums 4 50 Browne & Shannon .... 1 00 Maria Midford 1 00 Chas Ward 1 00 Mrs T Wood 1 00 GREENBANK BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 72 George Flint 1 00 Col by Misses Unsworth and Rose Thomas Swain 1 00 Timothy E Cragg .... 1 00 Alexander Jameson . . 1 00 John Michie 1 00 Mrs Proud 1 00 Thomas Rose 1 00 Dr W Freeman 1 00 Samuel Phillips 1 00 Rev Mr Unsworth .... 1 00 P T McCollum . . 1 00 John Lewis 1 00 S M Moore 1 00 Mrs A Lesk 1 00 JohnLesk 1 00 Small sums 18 62 P E Jones, MD . 1 00 HByers 1 00 Mrs Colling 1 00 John Porter 1 00 Thomas Harrison .... 1 00 Small sums 24 00 Total $44 02 HALIBURTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 4 46 A Niven . . 1 00 Small sums 13 05 Col by Misses Lindsay and Shanks John Lindsay 1 00 Thomas Gowan 1 00 Total $28 34 GREENWOOD BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 5 26 Col by Miss Nina Red man Alexander Mackie 2 00 Matthew Gould 1 00 James Hortop 1 00 Small sums 2 80 Col by Misses Shanks and Nichol Alex Kennedy 1 00 Small sums 5 25 Small sums 3 29 James Rogers 1 00 Col by Misses M Cook and Nichol Mrs Geo Cook 1 00 Small sums 3 19 Richard Brignell . . 1 00 Total $10 71 HAMPTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 57 H Elliott, sen . 1 00 Henry Wilson 1 00 Small sums 9 62 Col by Misses Brown and Wilson William Gibson 1 00 Col by Misses Lindsay and Henderson A Henderson . 1 00 Thomas Fowke 1 00 R H Bunt 1 00 Richard Wilson . 1 00 J R Tavis . . 1 00 N Lindsay 1 00 Alexander Brown .... 1 00 Clarkson Rogers 2 00 Charles C Goode I 00 Small sums 3 90 Wm Elford, sen 1 00 Mrs Knapp 1 00 Rev E Barras 2 00 G Kerslake 1 00 M J Cryderman 1 00 C W Smith 1 00 MrsDrMcCulloch.... 1 00 George Burt 1 00 Mrs Bessy 1 00 Smith Bessy 1 00 Col by Misses Gibson and Jackson George S Gibson . . . 1 00 Mrs James Lindsay . . 1 00 Small sums 2 25 Col by Misses Mary Ann Scott and Cross David Cross ... 1 00 Small sums 9 21 George Wilson 1 00 Rev Mr Richardson . . 1 00 Samuel Sommerville . . 1 00 Small sums 5 42 Total $25 13 HASTINGS BRANCH. Col at annual meeting. . 6 36 John Blacklock 2 00 Ashton Fletcher 2 00 Joseph A Fife 2 00 Mr Tweedle 1 00 John Murray 1 00 James Hortop 1 00 Total $41 20 John Johnston 1 00 GRIMSBY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 20 Col by Mrs Howe 1 00 Brock Palmer 1 00 Small sums 8 50 R W Clarke 1 00 Henry Humphries .... 1 00 Jas S Fowlds 1 00 W JFowlds 2 00 John B 1 00 John Peters 1 00 WmHogg 1 00 A Davidson 1 00 HMFoulds 2 00 Small sums 23 70 Thomas Ruston 10 00 Total $119 00 Small sums 1 35 Col by Mrs Murray and Miss Moore Rev J G Murray 2 00 MrsWEMillward.... 1 00 Rev Mr Phelps 1 00 J Woolverton, M.D.. 4 00 Wm Forbes 1 00 D Palmer 1 00 GLENALLAN BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 13 Col by Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Dr Wright Wm S Sutherland .... 1 00 Dr Dinoman 1 00 WC Wright 1 00 Hugh McLachlan .... 2 00 Mrs McGill 1 00 Rev Mr Brvant . . 1 00 Total $48 06 HIBBERT BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 4 81 Small sums 4 15 Colbu Mrs G Muir BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Col by Robert Barbour Small sums SO 50 Col by Misses Webb and McDougaU Mrs G Miller J 00 D Williams $2 00 INNISFIL BRANCH. Col by R Robertson Small sums $2 40 W McNall . . 1 00 R Thompson 1 00 Mrs Vanstone 1 00 E Symons 1 00 Col by J Crispin and Miss Duncan Small SUKIS 3 10 Small sums 5 87 Col by Misses Hotham and Me Doug all Richard Hotham 1 00 Small sums 9 00 Col by Misses Woods and A Dunn 12 79 Col by Misses McMurtry and Thompson 6 00 Col by Misses M Patter son and S J Smith Wm Patterson 1 00 John Dixon 1 00 Colby J S Hastings and Miss McCullough John S Hastings 1 00 Wm McCullough .... 1 00 Robert Little 1 00 Small sums 3 60 Col by Walter McNicol Rev P Scott 2 00 Small sums 6 95 Small sums 5 30 Colby A Reid and Miss Moore Small sums 5 80 Col by Misses Gilkspie and Hogarth Peter Campbell 1 00 Small sums 6 90 C S Pedley 1 00 Mr Ferguson 1 00 Col by J Lennox and Miss McDonald Mrs Wightman 1 00 Richard Boyes 1 00 Small sums 8 78 Col by Misses Mary Ann Cruise and Mary Ann Hutchinson Mr Jamison 1 00 Total . $31 98 HIGHLAND CREEK BRANCH. Rev John Fletcher 1 00 Thos Stephenson . . . 1 00 John S Lucas 1 00 John Lennox 1 00 Small sums 6 00 Mrs Dodds 1 00 Small sums .10 20 James Gray 1 25 Wm Stephenson 1 00 Small sums 24 92 Col by Mr KeU, jtin, and Miss Lynn Small sums 4 65 Col by Misses J Treiv and M Strong . . 2 60 Total $27 92 Col by John Todd and Miss Hughes Small sums 4 13 HILLSBURG BRANCH. Col by C Robinson John Byrne 1 50 Col by Misses Martha Ferguson and Sarah Wilson 2 40 Rev D Strachan 1 00 Rev Mr Graham 1 00 H Meldrum 1 00 Total $40 03 Total $101 04 JERSEYVILLE BRANCH. J R Howell . . 2 00 INNERKIP BRANCH. Col by Misses Scott and Mvrdick James Scott 1 00 D McMurchy 1 00 Hugh Morwick 2 00 Isaiah Weaver 1 00 G M and M J Howell.. 3 00 Rev R Bell 1 00 Small sums 3 59 Col by Wm Dickson Wm Dickson . 1 00 Small sums 5 30 Small sums 1 25 Col by Miss Hubel Small sums 3 95 Nelson Howell and wife 1 00 H Howell 1 00 Total $11 7u Col by Misses Hotson and Gillespie James Hotson 1 00 John L Swartz 1 00 HOLLAND LANDING BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 2 65 George Sweegy ... 2 00 Small sums 7 00 Total . . . $19 00 Mrs Moore 1 00 Robert McLean 1 00 Albert Wilson 1 00 Small sums 7 35 Total ... $13 00 KINLOUGH BRANCH. James Agnew 1 00 A T Campbell 1 00 George Hart 1 00 Small sums 4 10 Col by Misses Thompson and PUion Alexander Hill 1 00 Small sums 7 00 John Ryan 1 00 HOPE BRANCH.. Col by Misses Mary Jane and Grace Eastcott and Miss MiUigan A Montgomery 1 00 Rev W Graham 1 25 Wm Malcolm 1 00 Small sums 15 85 Col by Misses Me Co 1 1 and Ross Small sums 2 27 W Holdenby 1 00 C Keys 1 00 Small sums 8 32 Col by Misses E Box and Ida H Peters Jas Lewis .... 1 00 Small sums . . . 4 70 Col by Miss Brown and Mrs Heath Charles Vincent 1 00 Total $27 80 KINTORE BRANCH. Co Iby Misses Campbell and Fraser 6 52 N Peters 1 00 Robert Pettigrew .... 1 00 Small sums 11 70 Small sums 2 25 Col by MisscsWilson and Noble .. . 14 45 Col by Misses Nichol and and Patton John Gillespie 1 00 Misses Sims & Phillips. 6 45 Misses Lament and Henderson 4 19 Col by Misses A Oakley and Grimison Rev Mr Hurley 4 00 James Gillespie .... 1 00 Mrs Gillespie 1 00 Miss Gillespie 1 00 Misses Smith and Mc- Murray .... 7 60 S Naylor 1 00 John Giles 1 00 Small sums 4 95 Misses House and Ross 4 20 Samuel Jacobs . . , . 1 00 Total $51 27 Total $28 96 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Included in ike above Joseph McMurray $1 0( Robert Eldon 1 00 JW Crooks $1 00 Small sums $8 05 A McKee, jun 1 00 Small sums 6 40 Col by Misses Bryson and McMurchy Rev Geo Haigh 1 00 Joseph Wood 1 00 John Douglas 1 00 Walter Ross . 1 00 Col by Jas Mann James Stubbs 1 00 Messrs Kelly & Son ... 1 00 Small sums . 10 70 KIPPEN BRANCH. Col by Miss Phillips Geo Thomson, sen .... 1 OC Samuel Thomson 1 00 Small sums 3 75 Small sums 7 15 Col by Misses Love &Ross Robert Ross 1 00 Colby J Garbutt., jun Small sums 2 75 Col by J Garbutt, sen J Garbutt, sen . . 2 00 Thos Lawson 1 00 James McCallum .... 2 00 A L Gillies 1 00 Col by James Smillie Rev Hugh Cameron . . 1 OC Small sums 5 75 Samuel McKibbon 2 00 Small sums 1 75 Jas Marsh 1 00 Jas Jenkins ] 00 Lolby Robert Anderson Small sums 2 70 Col by George Flews Small sums 5 12 Col by John Doig Small sums 3 35 Col by C A Boulton Rev Mr Everest 2 00 Mrs Carmichael 1 00 Norman Carmichael . . 1 00 John Dickinson 1 00 Small sums 11 50 Mrs Boulton 1 00 Dr Fraser . 1 00 j C Sherin 1 00 J Griffin 1 00 Total . . . $58 00 Col by Walter Hanson Small sums . . 2 00 S Sherin 1 00 LITTLE BRITAIN BRANCH. Col by Miss Julia Broad "R. "R 1 Whit.fisirlps 1 00 Rev A Richards 1 00 Dr Bell 1 00 Col by Thos Brown 50 G R Shields 1 OOl-TnVin TViV 1 on Total $26 17 KIRKTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 17 Alex Kirk 1 00 Colby Misses Miranda Kirk and L Tufts 4 53 Misses Cath Brethour and Sarah Switzer . . 4 15 Misses Alice Mary Thier and Eliza Ann Thier 3 65 Misses Elizabeth Scott and Rachel Gowan . . 3 25 Misses Mary Beatty and and Anne M Switzer 3 22 Misses Ann Stacy and Alice McKenzie 1 64 Misses Nancy S Beavers and Catherine John son 3 17 Misses Sarah Ann Beavers and C East- erbrooke 1 85 E Beatty 1 00 R Ferguson Whitesides 1 00 Small sums 7 55 Small sums 12 15 Col by R C Strickland R C Strickland ... . 1 00 Mr Greeves 1 00 Mrs Barlee 1 00 Col Misses Campbell and Gerow Small sums 8 29 Col by the Misses David son S Walton 1 00 Small sums 14 00 Total $109 41 LAKE SIDE BRANCH. Col by Messrs Towle and Whetstone Josiah Whetstone .... 1 00 Small sums . 5 75 Thos A Davidson .... 1 00 Small sums 3 65 Total $24 49 LYNDEN BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 96 Rev E McKenzie .... 1 00 Rev C P Green 1 00 Mrs Gawler 1 00 Col by Messrs McLeod and McConkey Small sums 6 75 Colby E H Brown E H Brown 1 00 Small sums . ... 1 50 Small sums 8 53 Total $12 49 Col by Messrs Sutherland and McLaren James M^cLaren . ... 1 00 LYNEDOCH BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 73 Rev G Chrystal 2 00 W A Charlton 4 00 H McKay 1 00 Total $29 63 LAKEFIELD BRANCH. Col at public meeting. .12 81 Col by John Bickell Alex Fitzgerald 1 00 Dr Sparks 1 00 Mrs Chrystal 1 OQ W H Louks 2 00 Mrs Armstrong 1 00 R Armstrong 1 00 J C Hall 2 00 A H Harris 1 00 Thos Charlton . 4 00 Small sums ... 6 30 Mrs John Charlton 1 00 Thos Watterson 1 00 Col by John Hull 2 00 Total $28 30 LASKAY BRANCH. Col by Misses Carley and O Brien. John Young 2 00 AW Gray 1 00 Rev N Clark ... 1 00 R Knowles 1 00 Joseph Nelson 1 00 Geo L Dennis 1 00 GeoCochran 1 00 Mrs Trail . 1 00 RevMHoltby 2 00 JohnHoltby 1 00 George Gray 1 00 J P McEown . 1 00 Small sums 6 55 Daniel O Brien 1 00 James Binns 1 00 A Davis 1 00 Col by J W Moor and HDuff Robert Braden 1 00 Rev W J Turner .... 1 00 W A Ferguson. 1 00 Miss Esther Crysler . . 1 00 Small sums 10 15 Small sums 8 05 Joseph Rosewood 1 00 Small sums 6 20 Col by Misses Dunning and Margaret Wood John Harris 1 00 Col by Wm McKee Wm McKee.., . 1 00 Rev W Reid.. . 1 00 Total $39 88 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. DC-- MANILLA BRANCH. Col at public meet ings 1011 J and C Stanton . $1 00] Col by H Willmott and William Harrison, jun Robert Willmott, . SlOft Samuel Brown 1 00 J M Gardiner 2 00 A Pvoer . 1 00 Johnston Brown . 1 00 Henrv Willmott 1 00 J Clarke 1 00 Ralph Gardiner 1 00 William Harrison, jun 1 00 H McCartney 1 00. J W Bowes . 1 00 Mrs J Clarke . 1 00 Fames Williamson 1 00 Samuel Russell ... 2 00 ! E Bowes 1 00 Mrs E Bowes . . 1 00 Small sums . 14 65 Mrs Bowes 1 00 Miss Sarah Bowes 1 00 Mrs Cowan 1 00 Mr Chisholm 1 00 John Sprat 2 00 Geo Douglas 1 00 Mrs G Douglas , 1 00 Total $50 37 Wm Coone . . 1 00 MILTON BRANCH. Uol at public meeting . . 4 05 Col by Misses Bastedo and Colling H Watson 1 00 John Wylie 1 00 Alex McDonald 1 00 John McCallum . 1 00 John Sprat, jun 1 00 Small sums . 3 25 Miss McGregor 1 00 Col by Messrs Wm Center and Robert Hill Socrates Center . 1 00 Arch McFadyen 1 00 A McLean 1 00 Mrs H. Watson 1 00 W H Lindsay ... 2 00 A Grant 1 00 A Friend 1 00 Dr Robertson 1 00 Rev George Brown 1 00 John Dewar 2 00 William Center 1 00 Finlay McCallum 1 00 Mrs Jane McCallum . . 1 00 A C Smith . 1 00 John McKinnon and Sons 1 00 Mrs John Dewar . . 1 00 Small sums 4 50 Miss Fletcher 1 00 Small siims 8 75 James Hollinrake 1 00 Miss Colling 1 00 Dr C Freeman 1 00 Col by Messrs George Cottrill and Thomas Chisholm Thomas Chisholm, jun 1 00 Mrs. J Cottrill . 1 00 Total $31 61 MEDONTE BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 2 55 William Ritchie 2 00 William Thompson ... 2 OC Alex Fowler ..." 2 00 Mrs Duncan Dewar . . 1 00 Rev H B Owen 1 00 Mr Bews 1 00 Small sums 10 00 Col by Messrs Absalom Dixon and Thomas Shortreed Absalom Dixon 1 00 William Lawson 1 00 Mr Van Allen 1 00 Mrs A Fowler 1 00 George Miller 1 00 James Yates 1 OC Joseph Goss 1 00 William Miller 1 00 E M Blair ... 1 00 D W Campbell . 1 00 F Barclay 1 00 Isaac Cartmer 1 00 E W Leslie 1 00 Rev G C Dobie 1 00 W L P Eager 1 00 Adam Sprat 1 00 Small sums 4 25 Mrs R Miller 1 00 Small sums 5 28 G McKindsay 1 00 Col by Messrs George Chisholm and George Hardy Thomas Chisholm 1 00 Small sums 6 20 Total $20 83 Col by Misses Taylor and Me Cann Rev James Grey 2 00 MILLBANK BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 5 32 Colby James Grieve 6 75 A McLeod 4 45 A Friend . 4 00 Rev J Eadie , 1 00 Small sums 10 55 S F Taylor 2 00 S W Taylor . 1 00 Total .. S133 95 Miss McCann 1 00 J A Frazer 1 00 MILVERTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 4 75 Rev P Musgrave 1 00 Mrs Jas Bolton 1 00 D J Nicklin 7 05 Jas Boyd 4 75 Mrs Miller 1 00 Wm Nichol 6 95 Small sums 6 20 Total $35 27 Col by Misses McGuffin and Husband Mrs Hatton 1 00 William Clouston 1 00 Small sums 4 00 John Hamilton, sen . . 1 00 Thos Freeborn 1 00 MILLBROOK BRANCH. Col by Misses Maggie Orr and Maggie Armstrong W H Russell . 2 00 Miss Hunt 1 00 Samuel Whaley . 1 00 Small sums 9 51 Additional sums 8 00 Col by Messrs Josiah Harrison and Alex Hogg Small sums 6 50 Mrs Allen 1 00 Geo Needier 1 00 Total $28 26 Rev F W Davis 1 00 J Might 1 00 MINESING BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 2 67 Colby Misses Palmer and Morren 6 21 Col by Messrs William Scott and J Harrison Mr and Mrs William Scott 2 00 James Harrison 1 00 Johnson Harrison 2 00 Mr Fallis 1 00 Rev W R Barker 1 00 Arch Wood 1 00 Rev James Cameron . . 1 CK Small sums . 10 65 Misses Bremner and Tracy . 6 05 Col by Misses A Whitfield and Lillie Brown Wm Whitfield 1 00 Z Barnhart 1 00 Misses Livingston and Ronald 8 40 Total . ...$2333 Austin Willmott 2 00 Mr Freeland 1 00 John Fallis . . . 2 00 Small sums . ..3 25 -56 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. Included in preceding Mr Bremner $1 00 Edward Stinson $1 00 James Sanderson $1 00 Small sums 1 75 Small sums A KA " Kent 1 00 Col by Messrs Me Cart- nay and Muir James Muir 1 00 " Webber 1 00 Tnt.a.1 SUft Q(] " Livingston 1 00 Mrs Ronald 1 00 MOOREFIELD BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 71 Rev J H Stinson 1 00 Mrs J W Lowes 1 00 Small sums 2 75 J Standen . . 1 00 Col by Misses Johnson and Davidson Duncan Murray 1 00 Mrs Smith 1 CO Small sums . 6 90 W Standen 1 00 A Friend 1 00 J Morren and family . . 2 00 MOLESWOKTH BKANCH. Col at public meeting . . 4 4C William McKee, jun . . 1 00 Andrew Mitchell 1 00 Dr Maudsley 1 00 Total $4 71 MORRISTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 1 63 W Schandt . 1 00 Col by Misses Lothian and Coleman Rev A McLean 2 00 Mrs McLean 1 00 Duncan McDonald .... 1 00 Donald McDonald .... 1 00 Alexander McDonald . . 1 00 Arch McDonald 1 00 B Schwandt 1 00 Ch Morlock 1 00 Richard Lothian 1 00 J Gayer 1 00 James Robertson 1 00 John Robertson 1 00 Thomas Bain 1 00 E Stein 1 00 Wm McKee, sen 2 50 J Callfass 1 00 Peter Stewart 1 00 CRotharmel. 1 00 B Braun . 1 00 RobtPentland 2 00 Mrs Fraser 1 00 CW Watson 1 00 Robert Elliott 1 00 F Schulz 1 00 Small sums 4 30 Small sums 19 20 J Graeb 1 00 Col by Misses Halliday and Worthington David Stewart 1 00 F Marlock 1 00 Total $35 10 G Earth 1 00 MONO CENTRE BRANCH. Thomas Cook 1 CO James Bower 5 00 John Barclay 1 00 Mrs Coleman 1 00 W Schmidt 1 00 John Halliday 1 00 Small sums 4 40 C Callfass 1 00 C Schauss 1 00 Col by Misses Robertson and Balison Richard Balison 1 00 Small sums 10 14 Total $26 77 MOUNT PLEASANT (CAVAN). Col at public meeting. . 3 41 Col by Miss Margt A Best, Miss Ann Hays, Messrs Saml J Best and W D Best Henry Moore 2 00 James Coleman 2 00 Alex Robertson 1 00 Small sums 20 55 Robert Pentland 2 00 Total $30 55 MONO MILLS BRANCH. Col at public meeting.. 1 70 Colby Miss Agnes Henery Rev A Lewis 2 00 Rev D Williams 1 00 James Lewis 2 00 Col by Misses Peebles and Hamilton Robt Dickson 1 00 Mathew Peebles 1 00 John Fulton 1 00 Miss Ann Hays 1 00 Miss Margt A Best ... 1 00 Mrs Joseph Windrum 1 00 Thomas H Best, 1 00 Walter McFarlin 1 00 Small sums 4 25 William Lewis 1 00 John Lewis .... 1 00 Col by Misses Harper and Galbraith Small sums 2 80 Wm Henderson 1 00 Hamilton T Best 1 00 Edward Cobane 1 00 Valentine Best 1 CO Col bv Miss Watt and Mr Nichol James Nichol 1 00 Small sums 4 30 William Vance 1 00 David Moore 1 00 Joshua Crozier 1 00 Small sums 1 00 Samuel Crozier 1 00 Col by Misses Mary Jamison and Lavina Gardiner Francis Gardiner 1 00 George Jamison 1 00 James McLean 1 00 George McManus .... 1 00 Richard Allen 1 00 Small sums 12 30 Col by Misses Sarah A Richards and Mary E Potter John Richardson 1 00 Hu-h Potter 1 00 Total $78 45 NANTICOKE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 17 Col bt Misses Susan Wcdrick and Emma Walker Michael Wedrick .... 2 00 Urban Pugsly 2 00 Edmond Pugsly. 1 00 Rev J Ewino- 1 00 Dr. J Thompson 1 00 Small sums 8 80 Jackson Potter 1 00 Col by Miss R Mcharry and Miss S Howden Small sums. .... 6 75 Thomas Cranston 1 00 William Whitlem .... 1 00 Small sums 8 15 Samuel Pugsly 1 00 Total $42 96 NAIRN BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 655 Col by Misses Feather- stone and Ferrier John Featherston 1 00 William Ferrier. . , . 1 00 Small sums 6 00 Colby Miss Sarah Jane Moffat Robert Henry 1 00 Col by Miss Martha Banfield C E Bourne . 2 00 W M Alderson 2 00 Small sums 1 00 Colly John Richardson Thomas Ford 1 00 Alexander Speers 1 00 James Banfield. ... 1 00 John Jackson \ 00 John Banfield 1 00 Small sums . . , . 2 52 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 63 J Grant $1 00 S Vanstone . $1 00 WARSAW BRANCH. John Ferrier $1 00 Mrs A Stouffer 1 00 W Clemens 1 00 D Stouffer 1 00 Thos Williams . . 1 00 Walter Douglass 1 00 J B Flint 1 00 Miss E Stouffer 1 00 T J Dougall 1 00 Richard Woodley .... 1 00 Albert Barber 1 00 Small sums 13 40 John Cole 1 00 Total $15 40 WATERDOWN BRANCH. Col at public meet ing 3 65 Col by Misses Stock and Thompson Wm G Horning 1 00 Charles Tuck 1 00 Rev Geo Richardson . . 1 00 Mrs Richardson 1 00 Miss Forbes . 1 00 Jesse G Reesor 1 00 W P Hartney 1 00 A Friend of Bibles. ... 1 00 James Rae 1 00 John Douey 1 00 Small sums 8 55 Total -.$20 02 Kate Williams 1 00 Win Pa^-an 1 00 VARNA BRANCH. Colby J B Secord J B Secord 1 00 Mrs Pagan 1 00 Wm Alloway 1 00 H Johnson 1 00 Julius Breule 1 00 John McAsh 1 00 Small sums 3 25 Col by Missea Hickey and Armstrong Rev D Ecker 1 00 J B Millard 1 00 J Lloyd 1 00 J Nichol 1 00 Wm McDonald 1 00 John Stock, sen 1 00 William Clark 1 00 Small sums 6 69 Jas R Griffin 1 00 Small sums 17 38 Charles Lealey 1 00 Col by Miss Vine Small sums 82 Mrs Rymal 1 00 Total $50 00 TEESWATEK BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 6 00 M Hadwen 00 Peter Greer 1 00 D H Hunter 1 00 Col by Misses S A Keys and M A Mclntyre James Shaw . . 2 00 Small sums 10 60 Col by Mrs Waits and Miss Barns Thos Little 2 00 T Fairbairn 00 John Oliver 00 John Peck 1 00 Small sums 4 05 S Kirkland 00 Col by Secretary Thos Simpson 1 00 Rev E W Waits 1 00 S Waldo 00 Jas McLaren, MD. ... 1 00 Mrs Fisher . 1 00 Jas Sharpe 00 Mrs D Galbraith 1 00 Rev E A Smith 1 00 Mrs Wardrope 00 Jas McMonies, sen 1 00 Rev L Houston ... 1 00 J K Maclean 00 Rev P Curry 00 Small sums 5 90 Total $30 71 John McLaren 1 00 Rev J Barrett 00 Jas McMonies, jun 1 00 John Glasgow 1 00 Rev D Wardrope .... 00 A Maclean 00 VICTORIA BRANCH. Col at public meet ing 1 86 Rev Wm Philp 1 00 HB O Connor 00 Mrs Philp 1 00 John Park 00 Mrs Gibson 00 Colby Jas Birnie 2 02 Small sums 5 75 Col by Misses Binkley and Lottridge L A Cummer 1 00 Hugh McKague 00 Small sums 37 12 David Irving . 70 Josiah Palmer 1 32 John Chantler 10 00 Mrs John Tuck 1 00 James Thompson .... 1 00 John Evans 1 00 Total $59 12 R G McCraw . 7 50 TROWBRIDGE BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 2 25 Wm Kellington 1 00 Archy Taylor 1 00 Collection 1 86 Small sums 3 65 Total $23 40 Included above John Chantler 1 00 Rev R Smith . 1 00 Total . . . $51 65 Elias Christie . . 1 00 WAVERLEY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 50 Col by Miss Margaret A Pew Thos W Pew 1 00 John Friar 1 00 Thomas Code 1 00 Small sums 7 05 Col by James Shaw Small sums ... 7 70 Rev W Stewart 1 00 R J McCraw 1 00 A A Morden 1 00 VITTORIA BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 43 Small sums 1 95 Col by Mark Dawson Small sums 3 85 Col by Misses Joanna Griag and Matilda Brittain Edward Gri^o- 1 00 Col by David Dunbar Small sums 3 15 P Rapelje 1 00 PE Young 1 00 Col by James Griffin Small sums 1 00 JohnHaskill 1 00 MrsMabee 1 00 A Reid , 1 00 Small sums 11 95 Robert Anderson 1 00 Duncan McLean 1 00 Small sums 2 50 Col by Miss Elizabeth French Joseph Bell 1 00 Small sums 1 60 TYRONE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 47 Col by Misses Clemens and Windatt Gilbert H Jardine . . . 2 00 PORT RYERSE. Small sums . 5 00 George Ryerse 1 00 Total . ...$25 38 Total $14 05 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. WELLAND PORT BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . $1 8f Colby Miss Henderson 3 0( Miss A J McKeague . . 6 3( Miss Jane Dalrymple 1 75 Mrs Beattie 2 3 Total 15 2 WEST ESSA BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 26 John Connell 2 00 Mrs Connell 2 0( Miss E Connell Thos A Gordon 1 00 1 00 Joseph G Hood 1 00 Mrs Hood. Mrs Eraser David Henderson Wm Stephenson . Alex Ruthven . . 1 00 1 00 Thos Allen . . 1 00 Wm Greenless . . . John Whitesides. John Bruce . .. 1 00 .. 2 00 . 1 00 WniTurnbull . . 1 00 Samuel Graham Joseph Chantler . . Small sums . ..13 75 Total $3701 WHITBY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 3 14 Col by Mrs White Wm McPherson 1 00 R J Gunn 1 00 Laing and Stewart. ... 2 00 James Hamilton 1 00 G Y Smith Rev J S Clarke . Mrs James Holden. . . .$1 00 Wm Linklater $1 00 Small sums 4 60 J M Liet Colby Miss Hislop Mrs John Thompson. . Small sums . OQ Mr Harwood 1 00 1 00 Agnes-Annie 1 00 8 00; Christina Campbell 1 00 Col by Miss Eliza Ed- | Small sums 55 85 miston Wm Masson Small sums Col by Misses Oke and Dehart Robert Story Small sums . 1 00i Total.. . $66 71 WINONA BRANCH. Levi Lewis John Pettit 2 00 2 00 Col by Miss J A John ston and Mrs R John ston HRWilson 200 fl [George Lewis 2 00 [Mrs John Pettit 1 00 JB Henry 1 00 ston ; r *""!J * , w Hatch Bros 2 00 Iu / f rj ^ ettit X Root Ptolemy 1 00 j- 0JJ Small sums and col. ... 7 70 Wm Burns Robert El win W H Johnston 1 00 John E Farewell 6 00 Small sums 4 25 Total ......... $19 70 YORKVILLE BRANCH. ol by Mrs Powell and John Macdonald, M.P.25 00 Mrs Ormiston |Geo Scott ............. 4 00 K- S Campbell ........ 1 00 Samuel Alcorn ........ 4 00 Mrs Fothergill ........ 1 OOU D Heward Mrs Wass ........ 1 00 Rev Geo P Young 1 00 1 00 D Ormiston 1 00 Rev R Douglas Eraser. Small sums .......... 2 36 Rev D G McDowell ol by Miss Wilson John C Lander mall sums .......... 4 60 Thomas Holmes ...... 1 00 ol by Miss Wass John Severn .......... 4 00 latch Bros .......... 2 00 Joseph Gibson ........ 4 00 R & J Campbell ...... 1 00 James Dobson ........ 1 00 L S Campbell ........ 1 00 George H White ..... 2 00 ohn E Farewell 3 00 E Hewitt 3 J Stewart 1 00 R Montgomery "ames Holden . 3 00 Mary Lyle Mrs Croll 2 00 Small sums Mrs J T Byrne 1 00 1 00 J Wordell 1 00 Jas Metcalf, M.P 1 00 Mrs Y Gibson . . . 1 00 M A Croft N G Reynolds 1 00 J Ham Perry . . 1 00 .12 01 Mrs McGillivray 1 00 Col at public meeting. . 4 00 Edward Crown 1 00 Z Burnham 1 00 Col at annual meeting 2 35 Mrs Henry Hickson . . 1 00 W C Martin 1 00 Rev J Finch 1 00 Mrs Nightingale 1 00 G B Taylor 1 00 James Taylor 1 00 Rev James Edgar .... 1 00 Mrs N W Brown 1 00 Rev E Bosworth 1 00 S Thompson 2 00 Mrs Wm Hood Small sums . . . Col by Miss Woodhouse Wm Gordon . . . J L Smith James Corbet . Small sums . . . Col by Misses and Huston Rev Mr Sanderson. . 4 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 Rev Septimus Jones RevJDoel 1 Total $132 13 W Crampton 1 00 WHITEVALE BRANCH. Philip Armstrong .... 1 00 1 00 T P White 1 00 Isaac Bulmer 1 00 .13 05 Joseph Wilson 1 00 Pears lOtf Jessie Richard Seldon 1 00 Robert Shaw 1 00 Mr Dale 1 OOi J G Adams 1 00 2 00 Donald McPhee 1 OO J T Lewis 1 00 1 00 Small sums 17 10 ! David Buchan 4 00 1 00, Green River S School I 05 ! Rev Geo H Moxon. ... 1 00 6 55 1 |Rev Joseph D King . . 1 00 Total $32 50 Rev A Givens 1 00 Logan WINGHAM BRANCH. 1 00; Col at public meeting. . 1 Rev Mr Hare 1 00|Chas Benton Laing and Stewart 2 00 John Thorrington R & J Campbell 1 00 W J Haywood 1 00 J S Robertson . . .1 00:Robt Currie . . . 1 00 A Friend 1 00 86 M Monteith 1 00 1 00 Small sums 8 05 1 00 ___ Total . ,..$9505 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 61 WC Copeland L C Camp &1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 I 00 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 25 1 00 2 00 2 00 4 00 4 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 5 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 2 00 1 00 50 LO 00 5 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 9 50 2 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 4 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 Geo PM Ball $1 00 John Milne 1 00 Wm Loveless 1 00 James Hamilton 1 00 A Elliott 1 00 Jas S Biggar . 1 00 E S Leavenworth N A Lindsay J G Sisterson 1 00 John Reid 1 00 Mrs Wm Barr W W Greenwood J B Mclntyre HHaskell.. .. 1 00) John Elliott 1 00 J R Cook 1 00 Marshall Macklin 1 00 J E Beeton 1 00 Small sums 9 55 Alex Junkin Mrs Nelles 1 00 Mrs Bullivant 1 00 Col by R Davidson and Thomas Brown Robert Davidson 1 00 Mrs Ashbridge . 1 00 James Elliott John Orchard . . Small sums 4 25 St Patrick s Ward. Wm J McCalla 25 00 Chas E Hamilton 5 00 D W Beadle 5 00 W H Hewson T McCarthy Wm Ballan J T Brown . 1 00 Thomas Brown 1 00 Small sums 9 60 Small sums St Thomas s Ward. Jas B Fowler .... Jas Dougan ... 5 00 Col by R Horsey, Thos Wood and John Mor gan S Horsey 1 00 WmL Copeland 5 00 Thomas Shaw 3 00 Albert Brown Calvin Brown Jas Gilleland 3 00 A Jeffrey Mrs do . 1 00 W Clark . 1 00 Thos R Merritt Geo H Vanderburg . . 1 00 Jas McEdward 2 00 W C Gilleland 1 00 Mrs Ley 1 00 Mrs D C Haynes A McLaren Wm Wood, sen 1 00 S Rennie . . 1 00 Wm Boles Wm Pay 1 00 George Gibson 1 00 A Lepper Geo Hutchison 1 00 H Thomson 1 00 Richard Daft 1 00 E Allan 1 00 Martin Stevens 1 0( Jacob Ryckert 1 00 Judge Lauder 1 0( Augustus Weaver 1 0( Small sums 1 00 Huo-h Clark 1 00 R Fowlie Margaret Kennedy 1 00 Thos Paterson 1 00 Mrs James Paterson . . 1 00 John Morgan 1 00 George Morgan, sen . . 1 00 John Clark . 1 00 "Wm Andrews Chas A F Ball A Purves Mrs McCollum A Friend H C Barwick . Wm Clark, jun 1 00 EWElmslie Small sums St Paul s Ward. John McCalla Small sums 11 00 Col by D Brown, J Craw ford and G Te fer David Brown 1 00 Total 207 50 ST HELEN S BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 70 Col by Misses Radcliff ^nd Murray 3 05 Sylvester Melon S R Badgley Thos Davidson . ... 1 00 James Stirlin^ . 1 00 J B Somerset ... . Mrs Muir 1 00 Jas Gillespie James Russell 1 00 MrCroker Misses Wilson &Durnin 2 36 Misses Campbell and Webb .- 4 40 James Lawrie . . . . I 00 Small sums . 12 45 Geo Burch W&H Campbell .... Alex Norris Col by R Purdie, J John ston and W Green Rev M McGillivray ... 1 00 JohnStobo 1 00 J Green 1 00 Misses Cameron and Gaunt 1 88 G Boyle Small sums Misses McDonald and McQuillan 2 84 St George s Ward. Jas Reilly Misses McCrostie and Asquith 6 33 Wm Green 1 00 Jas Wood Wm Thompson 1 00 Harper Wilson Thomas Taylor Joseph McElroy 1 00 Misses Wellwood and Rintoul 7 15 Adam Bell . 1 00 John Johnston 1 00 J C Rykert James Barr Small sums 16 70 Robert Lockhart 1 00 Total $114 59 SCOTLAND BRANCH. J B. Merritt 1 00 Robert Laurie Rev G Benson James Mills Misses Farrier and Rutherford 2 40 John Gordon 1 00 A Friend R H Miles . . 1 00 R Woodruff Total 34 11 John Smith 1 00 Phebe Merritt 1 00 Rev G R Sanderson . . Daniel D Moore R McLaren SCARBORO BRANCH. Col by F Galbraith, F Armstrong and W H Ferguson W Glendinning 1 00 A Foster 1 00 J C Nunnick I 00 John Carter Rev Wm Hay 1 00 Miss Birchall Rev W S Walker 1 00 Benjamin Smith 1 00 Small sums . . . 12 00 Charles Lobb Small sums 17 29 Col by James Hamilton, James Macklin and .Tn.m^s Elliott P McCarthy Richard Peterson Total $21 00 62 BEANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. SEAFORTH BRANCH. Col by Miss Campbell David Campbell $1 00 Small sums 60 Col by Miss Scott James Scott 1 00 Col by Misses Holwell and McKay Rev A ADrummond..$] 00 Thomas Holwell 1 00 R D McKay 1 00 Small sums $10 10 Col by John Bycrs Mrs Eagleson^ 1 00 James Eagleson 1 00 John Byers 1 00 Andrew Riddle 1 00 Small sums . 3 25 Small sums 7 95 Kev M Barr 1 00 Mr Somerville 1 00 Small sums 1 75 Col by Misses Dawson and Parker Martin Parker 1 00 Col by Misses Crerar and McTavish James Crerar 1 00 Col by M McMillian Small sums 2 75 Samuel Porter 1 00 Small sums .... 3 35 Richard Dawson 1 00 Small sums 7 50 Col by Misses Fair and Armstrong J D Armstrong 2 00 D H Armstrong 1 00 Col by John Grieve J Grieve 1 00 Col by Misses Hamilton and C Hyde James Riddle 1 00 Small sums 4 55 Small sums . .... 3 45 Col by R Turnbull Small sums 1 50 Col by Misses Hyde and Pater son Robert Hyde 1 00 Col by W Wilson W Wilson 1 00 J Armstrong 1 00 R A Armstrong 1 00 W H Armstrong 1 00 John Fair 1 00 W Lough 1 00 Small sums 3 20 Col by James Nichol JNichol 1 00 James Paterson 1 00 Wm Hyde 1 00 Mathew Paterson .... 1 00 Small sums 80 Col by Misses McTavish and Paterson Robert Thomson 1 00 Small sums 1 25 James Waddell 1 00 Mrs George Waddell . . 1 00 Johnston Stewart 1 00 W Brown 1 00 Small sums 6 73 Col by Misses Morrison and Kerr David Morrison 1 00 E Kerr 1 00 Rev W Thompson .... 1 00 Small sums 8 88 Col by Misses Haryen and Anderson R. Lumsden 2 00 D D Wilson 2 00 Col by Misses Bates and McGregor James Fraser 1 00 Mrs McTavish and Sons 1 00 John Bates 1 00 Mrs D McDermid .... 1 00 Peter Robertson 1 00 Small sums 3 30 Rev T Goldsmith .... 1 00 Small sums 12 16 W Morrison 1 00 Mrs TurnbuU 1 00 Col by Misses Logan and Buggins M Y McLean 1 00 J A Turnbull 2 00 R and J Riddell 2 00 Wm Buckham 1 00 Andrew Finnic 1 00 J W McBain 1 00 W Adams 1 00 Wm Gray 1 00 Rev G Buggins 1 00 T W" Duncan 1 00 Total $42 75 Small sums 13 19 SMITHVILLE BRANCH. W B Adam 1 00 Col by W Henderson . . 6 75 S G McCaughey 1 00 Dr Campbell 1 00 A Gallaway 1 00 H T Bridgman 1 00 W B Bridgman 1 00 Earnest Morse . . . . 1 00 Small sums . 8 25 Col by Misses Hutchison and Crossley Mrs J Hutchison 1 00 Samuel Might 1 00 G Goodfellow 1 00 Total . . . 874 23 Mrs Stubbs 1 00 D. W Eastman . 1 00 SEBRINGV1LLE BRANCH. Col at public meeting. .11 49 Thibold Litt 1 00 Small sums ... 10 70 J Garnett 1 00 Total $16 70 SONYA BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 6 72 Alexander McTaggart. 1 00 Duncan Ferguson 1 00 Dr McClinton 1 00 Alexander Black 1 00 Donald Cameron 1 00 James McKenley 1 00 Alexander Thorburn . . 1 00 John Milne 1 00 J Campbell 1 06 T Deyell 1 00 Andrew Gaetz . . 1 00 Mrs Margaret Kastner 1 00 John Riel 1 00 Hill and Bros 1 00 H Crossley 1 00 H Waddell 1 00 Mrs R Waddell 1 00 R Waddell 1 00 T Donaldson 1 00 Mrs W O Brien 1 00 Mrs King 1 00 George Switzer 1 00 F Humberstone .... 1 00 R Lang 1 00 Mrs J Robertson 1 00 Small sums 15 05 Small sums 39 71 Total $61 20 SHAKSPEARE BRANCH. Col by Misses C Fraser and M Bell E A Cairncross 2 00 J Rutherford 1 00 J ACallin 1 00! J J Cameron . 1 00 Total $102 58 STOUFFVILLE BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 6 62 Rev E L Koyl 2 00 Rev J B Moore 1 00 Rev B W Day 1 00 Total $14 97 SOUTH MONAGHAN AND SOUTH CAVAN BRANCH. Col by Misses Dawson and P err en r R Pengelly 1 00 Mrs T Dawson 1 00 John Jerman 1 00 C D Merten 1 00 A Stouffer. iun . . 1 00 Hugh McDermid 1 00 . Small sums . . . 4 25 Rev Wm Buchanan . . 1 00 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 59 Small sums $32 93 Wm Lawson $1 00 Mrs R Balfour 1 00 Mrs R Douglass $1 00 Last year s subscrip tions not returned be fore 27 05 Small sums 35 82 James Scholfield 1 00 Total $44 82 PORT PERRY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 16 45 Col by Mrs H McDonald John Rolph 1 00 Geo Currie 2 00 MissDoan 1 00 J A Griffith 1 00 Total $76 19 MrsSteele 1 00 JBNeff, M.D... . 1 00 PERCY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 7 40 Col by Misses Douglas and Gorman Rev E S Rupert 2 00 ThosHNasmith 1 00 Small sums 21 00 A N Seeton 1 00 Small sums 4 60 Total $34 00 Rev D Sutherland .... 1 00 RBell 1 00 J Snodgrass 1 00 R P Hurlburt 1 00 PORT DOVER BRANCH. Col at annual meeting . 7 83 Col by Misses Batter sby and Barrett Capt J P Battersby . . 2 00 Mrs Griffith 2 00 Rev Wm Craigie 2 00 Col by Miss Gordon M Currie 1 00 Wm Brock, jun 1 00 J H Brown 1 00 A Maybee 1 00 C McLennan 1 00 J Humphries 1 00 Mrs McCrea 1 00 John Nott . 1 00 Small sums 7 50 Col by Mrs Luxton Mrs Wm M Cochrane. 1 00 Mrs John Billings 1 00 Rev J Douglass 1 00 Small sums 4 05 A Battersby 2 00 Mrs Stephens 1 00 Cash 1 00 S R Gorman 1 00 Geo Grattan 1 00 J Douglas 1 50 Mrs Morgan 1 00 J Hamilton 1 00 Small sums 15 75 L Routh and Co 2 00 Mrs Lees, jun 1 00 Col by Miss White J E Late 1 00 Col by Misses Wilson and Honey James Ewings 1 00 Small sums 1 25 R Ross 1 00 Col by Mrs Chamberlain and Miss Stevenson L Routh sen 1 00 Small sums 3 37 Geo Angus 1 00 Total $48 97 John Renwick 1 00 L Routh jun 1 00 PORT ROWAN BRANCH. Col by Misses Evans and McGarvey Rev W Wood 1 00 Samuel Wilson 1 00 James F Wilson 1 00 Small sums 8 05 Col by Misses Runciman and Thompson Mrs Thompson 1 00 James Carlaw 1 00 H Hepworth . 1 00 P Lawson 2 00 T B Barrett 1 00 Lawrence Skey 1 00 Mrs C J Chamber lain 1 00 C Bennett 1 00 Small sums 3 55 Col by Miss Burwell and Mrs Bourdick Small sums 7 71 Lewis Hoffman . 1 00 Small sums 3 95 Col by Misses Palmer and Slone A Douglas 1 00 Small sums . . 3 35 Small sums 7 37 Col by Misses Ann Scott and Kate Riddell David Abel 1 00 Col by Mrs Doan and Mrs C Bennett Mrs S P Mabee 1 00 N B Scofield 1 00 Small sums 5 00 Total $1926 PRINCE ALBERT BRANCH. Thomas C Forman 4 00 Aaron Ross . . 4 00 Ed Norquav 1 00 Total $61 00 PINKERTON BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 28 Wm McKean 1 00 John M Wells 1 00 Brian Varey . . 1 00 J F Scott 1 00 Jas Scott and Co 1 00 Mrs Powell 1 00 Edward Hammond 1 00 P G Bagley 1 00 Mrs Renaud 1 00 A Friend . 1 00 Joshua Wright 4 00 Alex Shaw 1 00 David Cash 2 00 Richard Garland 1 00 Mrs H Pinkerton .... 1 00 Mrs M Pinkerton 1 00 A C Fraser 1 00 Calvin Sherrard 1 00 Rev J Gallaway 1 00 Thomas A Ivey 1 00 Chas Hiscocks 1 00 No 149 A F and A M. 5 00 John Scott, sen 1 00 Rev W Rollins I 00 RevWKinlay 1 00 John Widden 1 00 Dr Douglass 1 00 George Elphick 1 00 Alex Mclntosh 1 00 James Johnston 1 00 Charles Mickle 2 00 Small sums 32 05 Additional 5 32 Total $64 90 George Bates 1 00 R W Johnston 1 00 Jacob Bongard . . 1 00 PORT ELGIN BRANCH. Rev James Gourlay, MA 1 00 George Goodf ellow 1 00 James Baird 1 00 John Langdon 2 00 Abram Bongan 1 00 Total $50 65 PORT COLBORNE BRANCH. Col by Misses Scholfield and A Wallace Rev Mr Kerr and family 4 00 L A Carter . . 1 00 Rev Donald Fraser. ... 1 00 Rev Wm Graff 1 00 Thomas Turner 1 00 Henry Hilker 1 00 Mrs Hiram Fitchet . . 1 00 S H Christian 1 00 Frederick Graham 1 00 Alex Graham . .. 1 00 W J Craig 1 00 W H Ruby 1 00 Arthur Ross . . . 1 00 60 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. John McDonald $1 00! Donald McPherson. ...I Jas Holman 1 00 Wm Leslie Thos Courtice 1 00 John Marshall Rev S C Philps 1 00 Mrs Meldrum Rev S C Philps, jun . . 1 00 Wm Ross Small sums 9 87 R Orton, MD Small sums Total $47 87 Col by Misses Mclntyre PRINCE ARTHUR LANDING and Clark BRANCH. John Clark Col at public meeting . . 2 70 Malcolm Clark 00 John McLean 00 Donald McLean 00 Donald Clark 00 Duncan McKenzie .... 00 Small sums 00 Col by Lachlan Kennedy Rev WHalstead. Rev D McKeracher . J C Sproule D D Van Norman . . . RMaitland J Parke Amos Wright Miss Annie Cameron . Miss Mary Cameron . Mrs McLennan Miss E Walker Miss E Humphry MrsM Halstead.. . 1 00 00 and James Simpson 1 00 Wm Simpson 1 00 Matthew Elliott, sen. . 1 00 Wm Nicoll 1 00 Robert Watson 1 00 Wm McCrae and Mrs McCrae 2 Miss H Bray 1 00 Robert Clark 1 Miss F Vivian 1 00 Small sums 7 Z Mitchell 1 00 Mrs A McDonald .... 1 00 Total $76 M McDonald 1 00 QUEENSTON BRANCH. W Wright 1 00 Mrs David Thorburn. . 1 J E Turner 1 00 Rev Joseph Fennell . . 1 S Willcox . . . 1 00 Dr Shaw . . 1 Mrs D McKeracher RE Mitchell Annual collection . Small sums . . 1 00 James Durham 1 1 00 Small sums 13 2 50 1 80 Total $17 RICHMOND HILL BRANCH Total $30 00 Col at public meeting . . 6 EAST PUSLINCH BRANCH. Col by Mrs Switzer and Col by Chas G Cockburn Miss Law Rev Alex McKay, DD 2 00 Dr Langstaff 4 James McLean 1 00 Rev Mr Dundas Chas G Cockburn .... 1 00 Rev Jas Dick 1 Samuel Falconbridge . . 1 00 Abraham Law 1 John Smith 1 00 Small sums 13 George McLean 1 00 Co I by Misses Coulter Wm McDonald 1 00 and Redman Hugh Cockburn 1 00 Parker Crosby 1 A Friend 1 00 Henry Sanderson 1 Small sums 12 00 Rev Mr Starr 1 Col by Allen McCaig Small sums 7 James McCaig 1 00 Col by Misses Seager and 1 00 Marsh .... 1 00 Robert Marsh , 4 Hector McCaig 1 00 Edmund Seager 1 Peter Stewart 1 00 William Lund 1 Small sums 2 25 George Leaf 1 Col by Hugh McNaugh- Mrs Thos Cook 2 ton Thos Cook 1 Hugh McNaughton . . 1 00 Mrs Wm Cook 1 John McFarlane 1 00 John Duncan 2 Small sums 1 50 William Russell 1 Col by Miss Janet Me- William Russell, jun . . 1 Naughton C Duncomb 1 Walter Cowan 1 00 Thomas Tyrell 1 M McNaughton 1 00 Louis Marsh 1 00 Alexander Marsh $1 00 00 David Boyle 1 00 00 P Rupert 1 00 00 Small sums 13 51 00 Col by Mrs Wylic and 00 Miss Vanderburgh (X Annie L Page 1 00 30 Mrs John Page, for last year 1 00 00 Small sums 5 25 00 Col by Miss Oiks 00 Mrs Giles . . . 1 00 00 Small sums 00 Mrs Peter Patterson . . 4 00 William Patterson .... 4 00 James Fenwick 2 00 Small sums 6 50 Col by Misses Hamilton and Bernard John Hamilton 1 William Wright 1 Hiram Bernard 1 James Newton 1 Small sums . , .5 Total 898 64 ROTHSAY BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 70 Col by Misses Me Lear y and Fair Robert Fair Samuel Renorth Robert Watt . 1 00 1 00 1 00 75 Col by Misses McKay James Taylor 1 00 John Taylor 1 00 Rev Wm Taylor 1 00 Mrs W Taylor 1 00 Selina A Taylor 1 00 Isaac R Taylor 1 00 Small sums . , .... 3 70 Total $22 40 ST ANN S BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 68 Col by Misses Alice Tay lor and Ellen Hansel G-eorge Snyder 4 00 AMiddleton 1 00 Andrew Snyder 1 00 ,. 4 05 70 Small sums Col by Miss Elizabeth Upper 00 Isaac W Snyder 1 00 00 Small sums 1 75 00 Col by Miss Phebe Book 00 Small sums 7 64 00 00 Total $21 12 00 ST CATHARINES BRANCH. 00 St Andrew s Ward. 00 Hon J R Benson 10 00 00 B C Fair-field 5 00 00 John S Thomson 4 00 00 L H Collard 2 00 00 M E Kellogg 2 00 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. 57 Col by Miss Saunders Small sums $5 65 ames Dynes $1 00 ureo Ward 1 00 Col by Misses Toast and Leslie mall sums ??6 00 n oi by J B Fraser mall sums 6 80 Col by Miss Mary Mencke and Emma Richardson J W Mencke 5 00 mall Sums 5 00 Total ...$25 09 NEWCASTLE BRANCH. Co Iby Mrs Chambers and Miss Atkinson Rev P Addison 4 00 Mrs Mencke 2 00 ol by Misses S Eccles and Starret 6 10 Col by J P Hutton and Aaron Laidlaw P Hutton 1 00 Mrs John Lindsay 1 00 Small sums 3 75 Total 841 09 NASSAGAWEYA BRANCH. 1874-5. SSNo7, WLogie.... 1 00 Small sums . . 5 45 Mrs Wallbridge 1 00 Asa F Wallbridge .... 2 00 Rev Canon Brent 1 00 F J Hedges 1 00 Small sums 10 93 Aaron Laidlaw 1 00 mall sums 8 30 Total $78 55 NORWICH BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 2 50 ames Barr 2 00 James Green 1 00 Col by Misses Allin and Hooper Mrs H Hodges 2 00 Dr McNaughton 2 00 S S No 3, Rev J Little 1 00 John Easterbrook 1 0( Small sums . 7 70 S S No 8, small sums. . 6 95 Legacy of the late John Youart . . . . 8 00 ^empleton Bros . . 1 00 John McDonald 1 00 A Wedin 1 50 VI Cooper 1 00 Mrs Lovekin 1 0( Small sums 8 87 Col by Miss Chappie James Walls 1 00 Rev JH Cornish 1 00 John A Tidey 1 00 A Haines . 2 00 Total $31 00 1875-6. Col by Mr Moore Rev H H McPherson. . 1 00 Small sums 7 97 W W Martin 1 00 DN Donald 1 00 J Macdonald . 1 00 J Rickard . 1 00 Vtrs J P Lovekin .... 1 00 2 Beeman 1 00 Small sums . . 3 65 Mrs Kelly 1 00 Col by Miss Dobbin Small sums 4 38 LF Bungay 1 00 Wm Poldan 1 00 Small sums . . 16 55 Col by Mr Collins Col at meeting 2 56 Legacy of late John Youart . . 8 00 Total $47 01 Total $33 55 OAKVILLE BRANCH. 1875. Col by Messrs Armstrong and Scott Geo Puddefoot 5 00 NORTH PELHAM BRANCH. James E Hutt 1 00 John Fletcher 1 0( George Easterbrook ... 1 O 1 Duncan McPhederan . . 1 George Stranger 1 O 1 William Husband 1 00 John Wetherald 1 00 Robert N Comfort 1 00 Erastiis R Hutt 1 00 Ira Delamater 1 00 J W Williams 2 00 Jas McDonald, sen .... 1 00 Miss Nisbet 1 00 John McGlashan 10* Rev M Baxter 1 00 A Stringer . 1 00 S P Ganton . . 1 00 Col by Mr Cameron Thomas Easton 1 0( Small sums . 1 5 David J Hansler 1 00 J Barclay . 1 00 James E Hutt . , 1 00 Mrs McArthur 1 00 F Bethel 2 00 Wm Robertson 1 00 WCScholfield 1 00 Small sums 20 00 Total $30 00 NORVAL BRANCH. Col by Misses Buchanan and Mitchel Rev J Alexander ..10 Col by Niel McPhatter William Lo^ie 1 Small sums 13 65 Small sums . 5 0( Col by Miss Andrews Mrs Geo K Chisholm. . 4 00 NKChisLolm 1 00 Wm M Craney 1 00 Small sums 5 20 Total $42 NELSON MIDDLE ROAD BRANCH Col at public meeting ..18 Col by Misses Sarah Walker and Christiana Fothergill Samuel B Alton 1 Mrs C Alton 1 0( Rev Jos Cox 10 Col by Miss Pearson Rev Mr Meikle . . 1 00 W Clay 1 Dr Webster 10 WH Young 1 00 J A Williams 1 00 John Cowton . 1 00 R Noble 1 Small sums 11 6 Col by J A Curry and J H Ciller Thos Forster 1 William Cline 10 Robert Haddow 10 Thomas Blanchard. ... 1 David Alton 1 0( Robert Balmer. . 1 00 Mrs GeoEwan 1 00 DrLusk 1 00 Mr Vogan. ... 1 00 Jas Menzies - 1 Thomas Alton 1 C Small sums 52 Col by Miss Hannah C Breckon John Fothergill 1 0( Thomas Atkinson 1 0( John Breckon, sen 1 O 1 John Breckon, jun 1 0( E Jas Earley 10 Small sums ... 7 30 Total 855 15 Small sums ..... 10 2 Col by J L Howson and McMCallum ) J Preston 1 OAKVILLE BRANCH 1876. Col by Miss Ewan Mrs Geo Ewan 1 00 C W Coote 1 00 "Rnhfirt Balm fir. 1 00 ) Small sums 12 5 ) Col by P Laird ) Small sums . 5 9 58 BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION LISTS. John A Williams ....$1 00 Small sums 4 85 John Smith $1 OOlCook. Frederick ... &1 00 Alexander Hunter 1 00 John Stark 1 00 Hoy, Robert 1 00 Col by Misses Hall and Armstrong S B Smith 1 00 Harvie, John 1 00 Brown, Mrs 1 00 Donaldson, Mrs David. 1 00 Darling, Mrs 1 00 Small sums 9 35 Robert Smith 1 00 Rev A Grant 20 00 C S Reid . 1 00 Small sums 5 70 N K Chisholm 1 00 Col by Misses Elder and Dunnet Peter Elder 1 00 Andrew Dunnet 1 00 Henry Jackson 1 00 John Murray 1 00 Adam Marshall 1 00 Col by Mr Edmundson, 1874, 1875 . 4 25 Col by Miss MF Barclay F Bethell 2 00 S B Ganton 1 00 Colby Mr J McPherson 5 00 Mrs Muckle, 1874 .... 1 00 F Hamilton, additional, 1874 1 00 Hug, F B 2 00 J Barclay . . 1 00 Jas McDonald 1 00 A Friend 1 00 James Baird 1 00 William Grant 1 00 Small sums 5 25 Col by Misses Mary Short and Elizabeth Wilson William Humphrey . . 1 00 William Rutherford . . 1 00 Small sums 3 00 J McArthur 1 00 Andrew Robertson .... 1 00 Wm Robertson 1 00 Small sums 8 64 Wallace, Joseph 1 50 Moffitt, William 1 00 Creighton, Rev K .... 1 00 Mitchell T B 1 00 Col at public meeting . . 4 19 Total $39 55 OMEMEE BKANCH. W Davidson 2 00 James, R A 1 00 Doolittle Mrs 1 00 Small sums 1 00 David Thornton 1 00 Total $92 62 ORILLIA BRANCH. Col by Captain Macna- mara Rowe, BR 400 Stewart, Rev A . 2 00 M McLaughlan 1 00 W Curry 1 00 Total $88 44 ORONO BRANCH. Col at public meeting . . 1 40 G M Long 3 00 Thomas Kerr 1 00 Rev A Walker . 1 00 Mrs Godfrey 1 00 WCPenton 1 00 Samuel English 1 00 W Thompson 1 00 Carpenter, W H 2 00 Evans Frank 2 00 J McCullough ... 1 00 Rev J A Calder 1 00 J L Tucker 1 00 W Fuller . 1 00 Fitten Mrs 1 00 A Moore ... 1 00 Hale, William 1 00 Hale, George 1 00 Elliot, C S 1 00 Robinson, S S 1 00 Scadding, WS 1 00 R Knox ... 1 00 Small sums 24 06 C R Hamblyn 1 00 A Breth 1 00 Henry Sherin 1 00 Gabriel Switzer 1 00 John Switzer 1 00 Robert Colville 1 00 John Crooks 1 00 Small sums 1 00 Tucker Mrs 1 00 Small sums 33 32 Grant, James 1 00 McCosh, John. . . 1 00 Total $40 06 ONEIDA BRANCH. Col at public meeting. .12 72 Col by Misses Agnes Darling and Smith E J Rogers 4 00 Total $46 72 PAINSWICK BRANCH. Col at public meeting. . 4 82 John Warnica 1 00 J Luck 1 00 J Sibbald 1 00 Paine, Mrs 1 00 Walker, James 1 00 Macnamara, Captain . . 1 00 Col by Mrs Gray and Miss Millar Alport A J ... 4 00 George Murray 1 00 John Galbraith 1 50 V Kelsey 1 00 Small sums 5 50 Mrs R Fergusson 1 00 J Fergusson . . . . 1 00 Dallas, Thomas 4 00 Millar, Melville 2 00 TH Darling 1 00 James Kirkland 2 00 Perry John . . 2 00 Col by Mrs Wice Small sums 3 70 Pace and Main 2 00 Sutherland Mrs 2 00 Small sums 3 00 Col by Misses Annie Rutherford and Mag gie Anderson John Anderson 1 00 Mrs H Anderson 1 00 Cooke and Hunter .... 1 00 Thompson, J B 1 00 Total $19 52 PALMERSTON BRANCH. Col at public meet ing ... 5 21 Gray, Rev J 00 Murray, Peter 00 McCaUum, A P 00 John Yeats 1 00 Wm Bent 1 00 Small sums 7 45 Col by Misses Ada and Annie Farrell Rev A Grant 1 00 Small sums 6 50 Frost J A 00 Paterson Mrs . 00 Malcolm McMaster . . 1 00 Charles Smart 1 00 John Gracie 1 00 J W Ward 1 00 Chase, G A 00 Wood John 00 Reid James 00 Col by Misses M Reid and McBride Alexander Dale 1 00 John Knox 1 00 Cousins, Mrs 00 Millichamp, Mrs 1 00 Gow, James 1 00 Wright, Mrs 1 00 JD Caswell 1 00 Rev W H Butt 1 00 ABC 1 00 Mrs James Tait 1 00 M Dillane... . 1 00 John Reid.. . 1 00 Perrv, A B . . 1 00 LIST OF BRANCHES AND OFFICE BEARERS. 71 ^ | R Ililil 1 ^8 1 020 | 1*8 hi] Mil SSSSSSd O 00 00 C<1 O t>- 1 1 O GO b- 1 1 CO 10 ,H Tt< TF T* TJ< (^ So : i IH ; 09 <N <M : :^ rH : ; CO Bfe* ; -i*s^W : S| i|^sp^^|15|3^J|l^lai M i ^lo||*p,^a5Shi5|5^8Bt| 5^ Gu^>5> <I lH>>-oS> i: 3>>>^_c2>SJ3>O rO "^ JO S &. | g (1 5( 1 3- - | " ->-^ . ^ < ^ r = -^^ 18 3 |g g IS fe O ;s :o 8 8 is oo rg I "c s a ,H :^3 Ss : " \w/5 *" &o i 72 LIST OF BRANCHES AND OFFICE BEARERS. 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IIP ^^ ^IllllJli iii "CJ g K*^ ajfl) SQ g02i^ fe rQ Q2 > ^ 1-1 ^ ^M^ M<J^Pn ^ -s^PnM^ PH<]PHI^^H ^j J! J ftWltiJl li lj gH ^ g^ gi^2^^s i^ r3^pqH p^ ^^g P^ S ^ ^^ SJ o M^^l^^a^O^ ^O o<tj ^w<^ itUfa Ha^gsfli 6a1^|^S^ w^oo > > *^ A > dj of^ t- " ?H5 O<M |O ?O 1OICO OOOOOOO O ^^ p io~co Ti-ni f^ o 10 * ^o : "7 B^ n r-i * :c<i O5 : occo o -J rH ; C<1 i I ; ^ t-H T I fcc I ;. i III! .2.SgfL|g r o^Q"g^g-^f ) < <OOKi^E-ip : g 3^ ^"o^^ O_, o , O?rr^ ri-?ry^rrl r^rrfrr ^^ ^i?^^?i?^^^^^ 00020202 LIST OF BRANCHES AND OFFICE BEARERS. 75 a I ! JlL si* | Ssli H J|f| alf H ga^^Q^ JQti : : : : : -e : : ; ; : :8 ife |O> t^ : : -J- S% :8 TH b- :oo al ^ r-H rr- ^ W ^^^43 ;!l 76 LIST OF BRANCHES AND OFFICE BEARERS. +O $ a w PQ i3 g w 5 a 23 P i ^Ja B M|SM O^HP -sM.SKh I H <1 I issssss 3 ;8 Ob-<M i i c^i iH . rn ic (M o Oi iTj< isss g LONDON AUXILIARY. 77 LONDON AUXILIARY. President Right Rev. Bishop HELLMUTH. Vice -Presidents Rev. JOHN SCOTT. Rev. W. JEFFERS, D.D. Rev. Canon INNES. Rev. D. SAVAGE. Rev. ANDREW KENNEDY. Rev. E. EVANS, D.D. Rev. JAS. COOPER, D.D. ADAM MURRAY, Esq. HENRY MATHEWSON, Esq. Hon. -Secretary A. THOMSON, Esq. Secretary Rev. J. GEMLEY. Treasurer L. GIBSON, Esq. BRANCH. PRESIDENT. TREASURER. SECRETARY. Aberarder Rev J Duncan William Millar Rev C J Green Rev J Munro Alex Callum Finlay Smith Geo Bishop Finlay Smith Jas Abernethy Rev J G Calder T Kirkpatrick Rev T W Smith John Mclntyre G B Stevenson A C Brown W S Jackson Rev P McDiarmid A Pennycook Wm Somerville R C Whittle Alex Leitch Geo Coutts Dr Pentland J B French Alex Hackett Captain McGlashar Donald McColl Daniel Wallace Dr Francis F Chittick J Donovan Rev Thos Hughes Rev G Simpson James Lovell Levi Fowler William Webster Thomas J Shortt Adelaide Ailsa Crai " S Hey Aldborough . . T Kirkpatrick Amherstburg . A Botsf ord CMcFie G B Stevenson J M Nairn W S Jackson . Appin Arkona William Black Jas McDowell Rev W McDonagh . . A W Dawson Rev P McDiarmid . . Capt J Taylor Thos Mosey Rev. P. McDermid.. Rev J Ferguson KevWKing Rev W W Walker . . Thos Moore . . Aylmer Belmont Birkhall.. F McKenzie Capt J Taylor Wm Somerville F McKenzie Alex Leitch Bothwell Bridge End (Chatham P.O.) Brigden (Birkhall PtO.).... Brooke (Alvinston P. O. Buxton Geo Coutts Chatham KUrquhart P McMillan Chatham Township (DarrellP. O.).... Colchester (Oxley P. O.) Peter Wright John Wheatley .... Rev J Milloy . Joseph Russell Henry J Millar Duncan Stalker W A Ward Corunna Crinan Dawn Mills James Smith Rev WDHughson.. E McCann Delaware Dorchester Station . . Dover (Oungah P.O.) Dresden ... Dr Francis A Feronson R McKenzie Rev Wm Clarke .... Thomas Fleming John Sinclair D McPherson James "Walker Rev Thos Hughes . . A Nichol East Westminster (Wilton Grove P.O.) Euphemia (Aughrim P O ) James Lovell Fingal Levi Fowler Robert Gunn Florence Samuel Fordham . . . Dr James Hutton . . Forest . . . Thomas J Shortt.... 78 LONDON AUXILIARY. LONDON AUXILIARY -Continued. BRANCH. PRESIDENT. TREASURER. TREASURER. Harrietsville . R Tooley . C Barr JR Farcey Harwich (Rond Eau P. 0.) Joseph \Vickson Joseph Laird Rev A W Waddell Highgate (Duart P. O.) H Bell Fred Scott . . . ATait lona P Sutherland J Liddell J Liddell Jura W Harris J McConnick J M^cCormick Kingsville J Golden Dr W H Drake . Joseph A Fitch Kintyre (Rodney P. O.) John McKillop E McMillan James McKay Komoka T Turnbull A Hume A Dewar Lambeth London, N. W. (Van- neck, P. 0.) London, N. E. (Birr P. O. ... Rev W Fansher .... RevCStringfellow.. John Robb Jos Poole S Paisley G Ryland W Stone WBell G Ryland London, St. John s (ArvaP. 0.) London, Siloana) Bal- lymote P. O. ) ... Rev B Sherlock .... J W O Brien Edward Collins W McLeod Joshua Jackson W McLeod Lucan Rev W Logan L Cann R Fox McGillivray, East . . James Smith Francis Jones DShoff McGillivray, West . . Rev D F Sage . . Alex Smith Alex Smith Mandaumin (Osborne P. 0.) James Duncan A M^aitland A Maitland Melbourne (Long- wood P. 0.) M Campbell J G Begg A Douglas Mersea (Leamington P. O.) . Caleb Curtis John Ainslie \V"m Lan " Moore Line (Osborn P. O.) Mooretown James Duncan Dr Oliver John Jackson John M^orrison A Maitland John M^orrison Morpeth N Campbell Austin Hill Austin Hill Mosa (Kilmartin P. O.) Alex McTavish .. D McKellar Rev A Stewart Mount Brydges Robert Miller . John Arnold W E Sawyer Xewbury . Rev T Webster Benjamin Guy Joseph Mills Nissouri (Evelyn P. O. . J Evans M P M Heddrick J Taylor North Plympton (Camlachie P. O. Thomas Houston . . Thomas Houston Orford (Duart P. O. Parkhill John Cunningham . . Dr Caw Hugh Cunningham. R Porte . ATait Daniel Eccles Petrolia Joseph McDououll J Lancaster P M Whorter Point Edward . . Port Burwell Brown L Burwell Dr McLaren C J McCallum Dr McLaren Rev Dr Schulte Port Stanley Ravenswood RevP Gallagher.... E Roy JFindlay Paul Jarvis J Findlay Paul Jarvis Ridgetown .... Rev Archd Currie Rev R W Woods Rev. R W Woods- Sarnia Hon A Vidal worth J G Macrae worth Alex Craik Sombra Southwold (Frome P. 0.) ;. John E Milliken .... Thos Sharon . . Robert Burnham .... A Horton Robert Burnham J H Sharon Sparta W Petherick JAEakins J A Eakins Strathburn James Allen Alex McKellar Rev W R Sutherland Strathroy | Thamesford . T Crispin Rev W Daunt . . WH Murray J Shewan . , W Greenawav A McMillan " LONDON AUXILIARY. LONDON AUXILIARY Continued. 79 BRANCH. PRESIDENT. SECRETARY. SECRETARY. Thamesville Rev J Beckett .... D McFarlane . . . Dr Geo A Tye Thorndale Dr Forster Thos Harrison Rev Robt Hall Tilbury, East (Va- lettaP. 0.) ... . Rev W Forrest . . James Stewart . . F Oswald Tilbury, West (Com ber P John \Veir D McAllister R Dobson Uttoxeter J Prout S Sheppard S Sheppard Vienna C Draaseke J Morrison John Crawford \Vallaceburg Henry Martin Johnson Alex Hay Wallacetown Dr Ruthven D McTavish J Risdon Wardsville Rev J Donaldson . E T Tufton . . . J Coyne Warwick A. J Kingstone John H Morris George Mill Watford Rev D Fletcher Win McLaren Rev J Abraham Widder Rev R Paul Martin Watson Martin Watson Williams, East (Nairn P. 0.) Windsor Donald Fraser Capt Sullivan. William Menzies . . . J W Blackadder . . William Menziee John McCrea WVoming James Osborne J Smith ... Frank Donald 80 INCOME AND ISSUES OF UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY. INCOME AND ISSUES OF THE UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT. YORK (AFTERWARDS CITY OF TORONTO) AUX. BIBLE SOCIETY. YEAR. ENDING. ISSUES. INCOME. Volumes. S cts. 1st December 1st, 1829 542 722 20 2nd do 1830 1208 1130 91 3rd do 1831 1682 1248 57 4th do 1832 1527 817 22 5th do 1833 1777 1358 35 . 6th do 1834 960 1042 33 7th do 1835 1429 1620 41 8th do 1836 2577 1109 93 9th do 1837 1845 1318 58 10th April 30th, 1839* 2071 1837 07 llth " do 1840 2819 2055 33 UPPER CANADA BIBLE SOCIETY. 1st April 30th, 1841 8721 3672 81 2nd do 1842 12127 5657 03 3rd March 31st, 1843f 11371 5273 37 4th do 1844 11335 5340 45 5th do 1845 13066 5538 93 6th do 1846 11606 6075 91 7th do 1847 13104 5840 05 8th do 1848 12323 4870 78 9th do 1849 13809 4875 82 10th do 1850 13596 4808 56 llth do 1851 16393 5596 01 12th do 1852 13063 4717 88 13th do 1853 18069 7947 40 14th do 1854 21574 13286 07 15th do 1855 28833 14275 20 16th do 1856 32383 18710 12 17th do 1857 32509 21790 10 18th do 1858 24741 19040 86 19th do 1859 19371 16211 54 20th do 1860 27037 19256 56 21st do 1861 29485 19776 33 22nd do 1862 27267 20372 86 23rd do 1863 27837 18067 94 24th do 1864 26593 19766 08 25th do 1865 35231 17554 21 26th do 1866 49591 23290 50 27th do 1867 46899 22644 54 28th do 1868 42761 25947 42 29th do 1869 38093 25746 87 30th do 1870 36785 25105 35 31st do 1871 40056 29533 96 32nd do 1872 42794 33119 35 33rd do 1873 40823 30646 93 34th do 1874 42240 33069 55 35th do 1875 35710 30084 95 36th do 1876 37971 29510 97 Total to date 973,604 $611,284 16 fl^For uniformity and convenience, the receipts from the first are given in decimal currency. * A period of sixteen months, f A period of eleven months. The seeming decrease of income from that of 1875 is not a real one, as the annual grant of 200 sterling from the Parent Society (included in the income of previous years) has now been discontinued at the request of the Canadian Board. There is an actual increase of $403 79. ANNIVERSARY MEETING. 81 ANNIVERSARY MEETING. The thirty-sixth anniversary meeting of the Upper Canada Bible Society took place on Wednesday, May 3rd, in the Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Hon. George W. Allan, President, in the chair. The proceedings commenced with singing by the choir, followed by read ing of Scripture by the Rev. Dr. Castle, and prayer by the Rev. J. M. King. The President, in opening the business of the meeting, said they had met that evening to hear what had been done by the Upper Canada Bible Society during the past year, and, he trusted, also to stir up and encourage each other to greater zeal and activity in the future, so that they might go on in the glorious work which, as members of the Bible Society, they have bound themselves to prosecute to send forth God s Word wherever there were souls to win for Christ. The Report which would presently be submitted he found to give a very favourable account of the operations of the Society during the past year. The receipts, as compared with those of last year, have been greater ; and though branches had not increased in number, they had certainly increased in strength and efficiency. There was also reason to be thankful for increased efficiency in the agency work, and its results were by God s favour in no small degree due to the ability and zeal with which it had been carried on. The work of colportage had gone on very satisfactorily. During the past year 6,250 copies of the Bible had been circulated by means of the colporteurs. There was nothing he regarded with greater satisfaction or thankfulness than the fact that, little by little, the Upper Canada Bible Society, or its branches or agencies, were occupying ground and carrying on the work of the Bible throughout the whole length and breadth of the Do minion. On referring to the Report, it would be noticed that $500 had been given to the Colportage Committee for Manitoba ; and as a result of the aid given to British Columbia last year, the zealous and faithful services of the colporteur of the New Westminster branch had been extended to every settlement in that country. They had chosen a proud name for their land Dominion of Canada and he was sure that their earnest prayer was that that Dominion might be established on the Gospel of Christ, which offered the way of salvation to every one who would accept it. In conclusion, he referred to a paragraph which appeared in the monthly record of the Bible Society, from which it appeared that the population of the globe increased at the rate of eleven millions annually, while the copies of the Holy Writ circulated by all the Bible Societies did not amount to more than five millions annually. Add to this the startling fact that at least one thousand millions had never possessed a copy of the Bible, and the duty of Christian men and women to give the warmest support and encouragement to Bible Societies was apparent. The Secretary then read an abstract of the Annual Report, which will be found printed in full, pages 11-24. The Secretary moved the adoption of the Report. Mr. Warring Kennedy seconded the motion for the adoption of the Report, which was carried unanimously. Colonel Stace, in moving the first resolution, stated that he regretted that the British and Foreign Bible Society had ever been charged with circulating erroneous editions of the Bible on the Continent. The Report of the Parent Society, however, issued subsequent to the charges, in effect wholly cleared it from any blame that might have been thought attached to it. The reso lution he had to move was as follows : 82 ANNIVERSARY MEETING. "That thanks be given to the Officers, Committees, and Collectors of the various Branches through the country, to whose zeal and energy the Society is so much indebted ; and that the following gentlemen be Officers and Di rectors for the ensuing year : For the names see page 5. Mr. John Gillespie seconded the resolution, which was carried. Rev. Dr. Duryea, of Brooklyn, was introduced, and received with loud applause. He moved " That so long as there is a language on earth into which the Word of God has not been translated, or a country in which the poorest of the people do not possess the Holy Scriptures, it should be felt a duty and privilege by Christians of all Churches to support the Bible So cieties of the day by their prayers and contributions." He said one of his dearest friends, a young rector of the Episcopal Church in New York city, began a very humble enterprise near the Grand Central Depot, out of which the traveller issues into the metropolis. Through his faithfulness, zeal, and consecration, the congregation was made larger than the building, and he had to face a practical problem, how to use the convenience he had, and at the same time to supply the facilities for work on the same ground. Through the fertility of his inventive powers, and with the help.of an architect, he was relieved from the difficulty. The architect built him a new, grand church around and over the old one, and left him to use the little one until the great one was very nearly ready for consecration and occupation. There was a Church within a Church. There is a Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is being built by the Holy Ghost out of the living stones around all Churches. The rector had to go into the little Church through the door of the great one on Sunday morning before he could pray and preach. We get into the various Churches by going through this great Church which Christ, by His Spirit and with His people, is building, the top stone of which is to be laid in heaven with the shoutings of redeemed men and rejoicing angels. When we come through Christ into the great Church, and find our way into the little one, and look back, we know we are all one in Him. In the Bible Society we have a practical manifestation of this unity, which cannot but exist, for the body of Christ cannot be dislocated, but needs to be manifested so that men may observe and regard and recognize it He was glad to meet his brethren not only of various Churches, but of two nations, on the platform of this Society. The resolution opened up the whole subject of missions, and the specific topic in connection with the grand theme is this What is the part which the Sacred Scriptures are required to perform in the evangelization of the world ? Tt was unnecessary, before that audience, to prove the propriety and feasibility of Christian missions to all the races that dwell on the earth. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ ; we love Him ; we feel the power of His character and of His spirit in our hearts and lives. All our hopes repose in Him ; through Him we expect glory, honour, immortality in a word, over- lastmg life. We want all people that dwell on the face of the earth to know Him, trust Him, love Him. To us who believe, He is precious ; we want all men to believe, that to all men everywhere He may be precious ; and for His own sake we desire that His name be known throughout the earth, that He may be honoured, trusted and loved. First, we are loyal to Him, and He has told us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. That is His command ; it is ours to obey. We may not start any such ques tion as this May not the heathen find salvation through the mercy of God, by living under the light of nature with an honest regard to the natural con science ? Or Would it not increase the responsibility|of the heathen, and therefore enhance the severity of their doom, if they are unfaithful to the light which they receive from the Word of God, if we distribute among them the Scriptures and preach to them the Gospel 1 Our Lord has said, " Go ANNIVERSARY MEETING. 83 preach to all nations," and His word is law. We know of no feeling but loyalty ; we know of no course of action but that which is submissively obedient. We leave Him to settle with Himself and with the race at the end, the propriety of the ground on which He has claimed that His religion was to be a universal religion, that apart from Him there could be no salvation, and that His people must bring the Gospel to bear on the mind and heart of the race. It is possible there may be some present who are accustomed to read in the Westminster Review with regard to foreign missions. To such he would say two words. First, it is utterly useless for men to try over and over again an experiment in vital matters which has been again and again tried, and always with failure. There is a new science coine up just now. Men have written upon it who are not at all humble in the presence of the re ligion of Christ, who are rationalistic if not really rationalists. One of the most careful students and elegant writers in the States has published a work on the Comparative History of Religions. Those who have investigated have discovered, and all who have written have stated the fact, that not only is a man unable by reason to find a religion which is appropriate to the dignity of his nature, that is suited to the wants of his soul, and that brings him en tire peace in spirit and elevates him in character and life, but that without a power outside of himself he cannot retain such a religion when it is given. In the history of religion we find that the law is deterioration, decay, corrup tion, and finally death. The Egyptians began with the idolization of nature in such a way as to show that at the beginning they had the idea of a per sonal God. Their worship declined into a mere nature worship. The Per sians began with a sort of nature worship, which showed they, too, had re cognized a personal God, and they found their deities in the sun, moon, and stars, but by-and-by they came down not only to worship the planets, but fire which had been kindled on the earth. It is precisely so with all nations. He need go no further back than the Jews. They certainly had a pure re ligion ; they had a personal God ; they had a law for the conscience and spiritual worship for the soul. But what is the history of the Jewish people ? The history of disloyalty to Jehovah, of continuous return to idolatry, until at last in the Courts of the Temple of Jehovah at Jerusalem there was not only the worship of Baal, but the worship of Venus, and in the cloisters of the house of God were the priestesses of a deity which was only a projected lust of man, himself lower than the very brute. He need mention simply Ahab, Jezebel and Jezreel to suggest the bacchanalian worship which pre vailed side by side with the Egyptian symbol intended to represent Jehovah. The law of progress which people tell us has obtained in the past misleads no one who has learned the history of man. That which commenced shortly after Adam went out of the garden has been going on in the race every where, except so far as it has been stayed by supernatural power. The issue is this : for man with revealed truth and supernatural grace to go Godward, and for man without those gifts to go earthward. That is the law, talk of devel opment and progress as you please. Human reason has had its chance to solve the problem ; it has had ages within which to experiment. What is the result ? Perhaps we may consider the development of the Greek mind the utmost advance which has ever been made by the human understanding without exterior aid. Alexander conquered the world. The Greek philos ophers followed him the world round ; they gathered up the lore of all nations ; they knew the wisdom of Egypt, Persia, Assyria, even of India and possibly of China. They gathered together in one common stock the result of the world s best thoughts, and this was incorporated in Greek philosophy and literature. After Homer had sung, and Socrates had taught, and Plato had reasoned, and Aristotle had constructed the forms of logic, certain of the 84 ANNIVERSARY MEETING. Greeks came into Palestine, sought the disciples of the Nazarene, and, said Sirs, we would see Jesus. " They were still looking, inquiring, longing, still dying in uncertainty and going into the doom of hopelessness. Another empire succeeded the great Roman Empire whose conquests spread its do main from Parthia to Britain, and from the German forests to the cataracts of the Nile, gathering in its sweep not only the material wealth of the nations, but their intellectual resources and riches. The Roman conquered the Greek, the Greek conquered the Roman. In mental matters the Romans were the mere pupils of the Greeks, imitating the Greek religion, philosophy and literature . Virgil sang what Horace had sung, and Roman philosophers imitated Socra tes, Plato and Aristotle. After all that the Roman mind had gathered from the races as the result of the thinking of all past ages, Pilate, in the presence of the same Nazarene, spoke not for himself but for his age and nation, say ing, " What is truth ? " and this not with a sneer or with scepticism. There, then, is the last result of human thinking concerning things divine . Shall we go back again and travel all the dreary waste ? We say, No. Shall we leave the nations around us to work on and on through their historical ages, to come in later generations to our children or our children s children, saying, " Sirs, we would see Jesus," or looking up from the bleak world to heaven, calling in broken-hearted despair, " What is truth ?" To any rationalist he had two things to say. First, what is human reason ? What are its powers ? On what ground do you affirm the authenticity of what it defines ? There was not one rationalist out of ten thousand who could answer the question to his own satisfaction, much less ours. The second point is, Have you read history ? If you have, profit by it. Standing on our own ground, and be lieving we have a revelation from God, which must be made powerful in our hearts and minds, by the Holy Spirit, for our salvation and eternal life, what is the present place for the Scriptures in the scheme of evangelistic work by which we can bring the Gospel to bear on the heart, mind, character, and everlasting destiny of the race ? God has always respected the human mind according to its constitution, and has always dealt with it after a rational fashion. He has never required faith from man without giving ample grounds for it. So from the beginning, when God knew, as He always must have known, that the time had come to speak to man lest man should go to de struction, He has always authenticated the message. First, He has given to some of His servants a message to men, and then He has given something to authenticate the message, so that no man need receive it until he could justify the reception of it as wholly rational. When God spoke to any of the patri archs, He manifested Himself so that the patriarch should see Him. He then gave His message. The patriarch was to speak to others and repeat the message, and he had some sign, some token from God that he had received it from God, and was authorized to declare it to men. The same obtained in re gard to the prophets. Moreover, God is truth, and He will not co-operate with any man who is not true, and will not endorse a message which is not true. Christ uttereth the truth. Nicodemus stood up to explain the philosophy of his teaching as related to his miracles " We know that thou art a teacher come from God, because no man can do these miracles unless God be with him." God does not send His mighty power in connection with a message that is untrue. Christ said, " Believe my words if you are spiritual, but if you are not spiritual, believe me for the work s sake." When Christ gave the com mission to His Apostles, He told them first of all that the Gospel would be completed by the Holy Spirit. " He shall take of mine and show it unto you. He shall bring to your remembrance whatever I have said unto you, and you shall have power to work miracles." They went forth with the power of Christ, and the power authenticated the Word, and men were ra- ANNIVERSARY MEETING. 85 tional. They said, as the magicians said when they saw the works of Moses before Pharaoh s throne, " This is the finger of God." He wished them to remember these two facts: first, there was a definite message from God to be de livered. Then, in connection with the message, there was a sign, or token, or seal, that could not be mistaken, that God was in and with the teacher in and with the message. That was the way in which God for ages dealt with the people whom He would teach and bring to Himself. Was that ir rational or needless; or rather, was it not rational and most needed ?" If a pro phet came before the Jews, and said, " I have a message from Jehovah, I am the messenger of Jehovah," they would say, " How do we know that ? Show your credentials ; let us see the sign-manual of Jehovah ; then we will take you for his messenger." He must, in order to gain the rational confi dence of the human understanding, work a work of God before he could claim that his message was the Word of God. In what position was the Church since the time of the Apostles 1 Had they no definite message to proclaim ? What did Christ say to the Apostles ? Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature ;" and in one place, "Disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and teaching them my Gospel." Where was the Gospel ? First of all, in the Old Testament Scriptures, which Christ said at the outset of His preaching He came not to destroy, but to fulfil. The Gospel came out of the roots of the ancient Scriptures. It was not even planted in the soil of the ancient Scriptures, but grew out of their living roots, flowered out, and had its fruitage. Christ went on to say " The Spirit will bring to your remembrance whatsoever I have said to you, and the Spirit will take of mine and show it to you." That was Christ s Gospel. The Epistles supplied the supplement, the memorials of what Christ had said, and the other things of Christ which the Spirit showed to the Apostles. There was a definite body of truth which was the message. When Christ said " Go, disciple all nations," He put in the terms of the commission a limit to the message. No man had any right to preach natural religion, or his own opinions, or to indulge in his own speculations. Just as Moses and Elijah and Isaiah and John had a definite message, with God for its author and God s power for its endorsement, so had the preacher this definite message. He must preach the Word, and the Word alone. Any other treatment of the people was a violation of the rights of the human mind, understanding and conscience. He stood in the name of God before a people who were silent at his feet, as the messenger of the Almighty. Had he any right to take advantage of their humble attitude before him, to form in their judgment his opinion, to impart to them his convictions, to transfer to them his private notion 1 They came to worship Almighty God, to bow humbly at His feet, and adore Him there, in a reverential mood, in a passive state Him who sat on the throne. Had he a right to take advantage of that occasion to impart to them his cogi tations or theories or hypotheses ? He stood and preached to them where they must be silent and could not answer. Had he any right to say his say where they could not say their say ? They might talk about tyranny. There never was such a despot under heaven as the man who dared in the presence of Almighty God, and as his minister, to keep the people dumb while he took advantage of their silence and quiescence to put into them, without any ground but his own belief in them, his private convictions. But, besides that, he stood before them as the minister of Jesus Christ, and charged them with sin ; he called them sinners, declaring that they were guilty, said they must answer before the bar of God for their lives, told them to repent and be converted, to change their spirit and reform their lives. What right had a mortal man to stand before his fellow-men and urge such an indictment, 86 ANNIVERSARY MEETING. unless he used, as best he might, and almost alone, the very words of God Himself ? He said no man had any right, in the presence of the human understanding and conscience and heart, and between Almighty God and man, to preach anything but the definite message written in that Book called the Holy Scriptures and known as the Word of God. If Christ said " Go, disciple all nations," he added " teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you ;" and if the preacher went to the people with one hand to guide them, it was because he held the Bible in the other hand. Therefore the printed Bible must go with him to prevent him from lording it over God s heritage, and tyrannizing over the human understanding and conscience and heart. Then, should he alone interpret it, or the Church be hind him, or some Council ] ,000 or 2,000 years old behind the Church ? What would the people know about the teaching of the Church or of the Council ? They simply knew how the parish priest understood the teaching of the Church and the Council, and unless he was a pretty good Latin scholar he could not understand much of the teaching of either. There might be some belonging to the Romish Church present, but it had never been his way to abuse the Roman Catholics. The law of love was the best way to con vert Roman Catholics. The only way was to draw men into the arms held out in love and invitation. There was no exception to this. Where was that which was to take the place of the miracle in our time ? They had the message in the Scriptnres. They had got so far. Where was the token, where was the sign, where was the seal ? If they were going to preach the Gospel to all the races, the preacher must take the Bible in his hand and give it to them, and tell them to read while he preached, that they might keep him within the bounds of his commission and get as near the original fountain of truth as he must in the end. But where was the evidence of the mighty power of God with the messenger and the message ? The days of miracles were gone. What took their place 1 There could be nothing but a manifest operation of God, that must be discovered, that could not be mis taken for any other operation than Divine. Where and what was it ? Let them suppose that they were all Buddhists in India, and he was discoursing to them about Hindu philosophy and theology, and some man came in at a side door and said, "Stop, sir; I wish to speak to your people." " What about?" " I have come here from God." "From God? Who are you? When did you see God ? When did God authorize you to come here ? What are you coming for ? " "I want you to give up everything you have ever believed, to relinquish everything you have ever hoped, to forsake every source of spiritual and intellectual life at which you have ever drawn inspira tion and power, and believe what I say to you on pain of eternal damna tion, too." He would say, " Who are you ? What are you ? " The stranger wo\\ld reply, " I have a book." " If you please go home and let me examine it." When he came back he would ask him, " How do you prove it is the Book of God ? I have been reading it. There are a great many good things in it, and a great many that I do not understand ; but how do you prove that it comes from God ? " They were brought face to face with one of the most serious elements of human responsibility, as man was held accountable to God under the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Christ sent forth His disciples, after the age of miracles was passed, with nothing but the Gospel, to preach it with authority that they recognised, but the people might not, with the power of the Holy Ghost behind them, impalpable though effective through the truth when the truth was once known ; God, who for ages had been planning the work of redemption that He might fulfil that love which desired not the death of a sinner, but that all might turn to Him and live ; Christ, who had come into the world in our nature, for ever brother with us, who had taught ANNIVERSAKY MEETING. 87 and wrought, and suffered and died, and submitted to the humiliation of the tomb, and ascended to be a high priest making intercession for us so far with drew from men that no new word was uttered, no new work wrought, but the complete Gospel was given to men to carry to their fellow-men, that they might believe on Christ and be saved, on this condition, that they must first believe in the disciples before they could believe in the message, and first in the message before they could believe on Jesus and be saved. How the Son of God could commit the truth to men, not only with this expectation that they should teach it to others, but that they should have such a spirit, such a character, such con secration, such devotion, such advancement in holiness, as that men could so be lieve in them as at last to believe in the Gospel and the Christ of the Gospel, was beyond conception mysterious, but so it was . The Westminster Review and others said, " How is it that you have been preaching the Gospel so long for: twenty years and have made so few conversions ?" " It takes time." " Why ?" The men went with the Bible in their hands and said it was their commission and their message. They gave it to the people as soon as they could translate it, and said it was their message from God to them ; but they must have the token of Almighty power to witness their message. That token was not the division of the sea or the river, but the mighty power of God s Spirit in enlightening, purifying, renewing, advancing towards per- fectness the disciples themselves, and it took time to show all the relations of a sanctified life and to make an impression on the heathen world. The life of the missionary was more gospel than he could ever preach until he had lived among the heathen and in close and tender fellowship with them. That was the reason why their best sons and fairest daughters had gone to Africa to live holy lives and make graves which were the first footsteps of the Son of God in desolate places. What indicated the missionary now was Christ formed in them, the hope of glory. It was the living Christ repro duced in the living disciples that became at last the concrete Gospel, with the Holy Ghost in it and to be communicated by it. When they wanted an ingathering of souls, they prayed that the Holy Spirit might be poured on the people who were not enlightened. But Christ said, " Tarry ye here at Jerusalem until ye" not the people " be endowed with power from on high." The authentication of the Gospel was their saintly lives, and they must be so high above other men in the tone of their mind, in the aspiration of their heart, so spotlessly snowy white in the purity of every thought, feel ing, and desire, so noble and grand, and large and all-embracing and all- holding in their limitless love, so beautiful in the cleanness of their nature, so gentle and sweet in all their domestic relations, so kind and tender and forgiving and loving in all their contact with man, that they should walk as Christ walked. He told the story of a little ignorant London boy who had heard a little of the character of Christ at a Sunday school, and pointed out to a comrade a gentleman who took care of the poor in one of the worst districts in London, as being "Jesus Christ." When they walked so that the poor and ignorant would make that mistake, they would ask no more proof of the authenticity of their call to teach, and the truth of the message they were invited to proclaim. After pointing out that the Scriptures en forced the duty of both faith and works, Dr. Duryea said that if he had not faith that the whole world would be converted to Christ he would have no faith in the salvation of his own soul. Why? Because God is committed to it, and if He fail in that He may fail in all the rest. Therefore, it was the business of Christians to urge on the work of evangelizing the world. They who with patriotic devotion would defend the woman who represents Bri tish rights and privileges, could understand what it is to have a zeal which burns like the flaming sun in the heavens for Him who having not seen they 88 QUARTERLY MEETING. loved. When we say " Thy kingdom come !" let us not raise our eyes to the heavens, but let us look at China, Africa, India, and South America. Let us view our mission work in circulating the Bible, and in sending abroad living preachers to live the Gospel, as a part and parcel of the common duty of our every-day devotion, and not the occasional function of a religious life that spends its strength at home and gives the residue abroad. Hon. Vice-Chancellor Blake, in seconding the resolution, said that they must all be grateful to the Rev. Dr. Duryea for the eloquent and stirring ad dress he had delivered. The rev. gentleman had made them feel that in the grand work of discipling the world they and the American nation were one. He might take the opportunity to say that he did not believe any person could take the Bible and carefully read it without finding in it the light which it was intended he should find, and it was because he implicitly be lieved in this as he did in his own existence that he saw that they should not keep this treasure to themselves, but distribute it throughout the length and breadth of the land. It was because they believed that Christ was the power of salvation, and that they thought that others should be taught to know .Him. A great deal had been made of the fact that, notwithstanding the introduction of the Bible, idolatry, infidelity and sin still existed. He could only say that he knew of no period in the world s history in which God was glorifying Himself to a greater extent in His Word than at the present time. If they cast their eyes over the world and saw what the Bible was doing, they would be surprised to see that the power of God was the same now as in the day of Peter. He concluded by referring to the fact that in July an International Convention of the Young Men s Christian Associations was to be held in Toronto, and expressed a hope that the Rev. Dr. Duryea would attend and bring two or three more like himself, who could address them in the same stirring manner. The resolution was carried . Rev. W. W. Ross moved " That this Society heartily approves of the practice of the British and Foreign Bible Society in circulating versions translated from the Vulgate in countries where more perfect ones, or Protes tant translations from the original languages, will not be received ; and re joices that the recent attacks against our great Parent Society in England have been overruled in establishing her more firmly than ever in the con fidence of the Christian public." Hon. Wm. McMaster seconded the motion, and the resolution was carried. The fourth resolution was moved by Rev. J. M. Cameron, seconded by Dr. Geikie "That the hearty thanks of this meeting be presented to the Very Rev. the Dean and the Churchwardens of St. James Cathedral for its use on Sabbath evening last, and to the Rev. Charles R. Matthew, B.A., for the instructive sermon which he preached in the interest of the Society on that occasion. " The fifth resolution was moved by J. George Hodgins, LL.D., seconded by Col. MofFatt " That the hearty thanks of this meeting be presented to the Pastor and Trustees of this church for its use on the present occasion, and to the organist, choir, and children for their valuable services in con nection with this annual meeting." The proceedings terminated with the benediction. THE REGULAR QUARTERLY MEETING of the Directors was held in the Board Room on Tuesday, April llth, at 7.30 P.M. The chair was occupied part MONTHLY MEETING. 89 of the time by the Rev. W. Reid, and afterwards by the Rev. J. Potts. The meeting was opened with the usual devotional exercises, and the ordinary routine business transacted. The question of the appointment of a General Agent for the Dominion by the B. & F. Bible Society was discussed at con siderable length. A motion to postpone the consideration of the subject and another to refer it to a Committee having been lost, a resolution was passed expressing the opinion " that for various reasons it would not be expedient that .a Permanent Agent of the Parent Society should be appointed to labour with 1 n the territory of this Auxiliary, while at the same time the Board would rejoice to receive from time to time the visits of any representatives of the Parent Society whom they may be pleased to send." A letter was read from the Rev. Dr. Gilman, regretting the inability of the American Bible Society to send an official representative to our anniver sary this year, and asking that a representative from this Society be sent to their anniversary at Philadelphia, on the 16th of May. On the motion of Dr. Hodgins, seconded by Mr. Morse, the Rev. W. W. Ross was appointed to go in this capacity. The grants of money as stated in the Annual Report were voted. Tha Agency and Colportage Committee submitted their Report for the year, which, on the motion of Mr. Beardmore, seconded by the Rev. S. Rose, was received and adopted. The meeting adjourned to the 25th April, when the Board met at 7.30 P.M., the Hon. W. McMaster in the chair. The final arrangements for the Annual Public Meeting were reported and approved, and the draft of the Annual Report was read and adopted. THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING of the Board was held Tuesday, May 9th, at 7.30 P.M., the Hon. W. McMaster in the chair. The meeting was opened with prayer. The following Standing Committees were appointed for the year : Ketchum Bequest Committee (to act with similar Committee of the Tract Society). The Rev. S. Rose, the Rev.W. Reid, Messrs. A. Christie, J. Brown, W. Kennedy, and the Secretaries. Agency and Colportage Committee. Revs. W. Reid, S. J. Hunter, D. J. Macdonnell, C. R. Matthew, D. C. McDowell, and Messrs. A. Christie, J. K. Macdonald, J. Gillespie, J. Brown, W. Kennedy, C. A. Morse, and the Secretaries. Committee for placing Scriptures in Railway Cars. Dr. Hall, and Messrs. McBean and Rogers. A letter from Major Kennedy, of Winnipeg, about Colportage in Mani toba, was read and referred to the Colportage Committee. The meeting was closed, as usual, with prayer. BIBLE SOCIETY NOTICES. A I..L Auxiliaries and Branches are particularly requested to make ^ out a Yearly Report, which shall embrace all the principal occur rences of the year, with a List of Subscribers, for which blank forms are provided, and send the same to the Secretaries at the Depository, Toronto, on or before the Thirty-first Day of March, so that there may be sufficient time to prepare the Annual Report before the Annual General Meeting of the Society. T :.- IT is FURTHER RKMUKSTKD, that when remittances are made to the Upper Canada Bible Society, it should be stated whether the same are to be placed to the Purchase Account, or given as a Free Con tribution to the Funds of the Society, &c. All remittances should be made to the Depositary.