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T H E

FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF T H E

OP T H E

REFORMED

CHURCH

IN A M E R I C A ,

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Twenty-fourth of Separate Action, WITH THE

Treasurer's TaMar anfl Snimary Report of Receipts, For the Year ending April 30th, 1881.

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REPORT. T h e Board of Foreign Missions respectfully presents to the G e n ­ eral Synod the report of the forty-ninth year of its organization, and twenty-fourth year of separate and independent action. A few events in the history of the Missions and of the work at home.deserve special notice: First, the death of the Rev. S. R. Brown, D.D., of the Japan Mission, which occurred at Munson, Mass., on the 20th of June, 1880, brings before us a fruitful and useful Christian life, especially valuable because it exhibits the hand of G o d directing and using a believer for the accomplishment of important ends. O u r Heavenly Father prepared Dr. B r o w n for his work, conducted him to it, sus­ tained him and prospered him in it, and then took h im to himself. A t his h o m e in Munson, and at the A c a d e m y in that town, young B r o w n was deeply and permanently impressed with the duty of every Christian to “ preach the Gospel to every creature.” His de­ vout mother and his teachers taught him his personal responsibility1 in this matter. T h e instruction was attended with the influences of the H o l y Spirit, and the lad formed a settled resolution to give his life to the heathen. T h e Lord had a work for him to do as a teacher, and gave h i m ’experience in teaching. While pursuing his collegiate course at Yale, circumstances m a d e him a private tutor; circumstances again m a d e him a teacher while studying Theology in the Union Seminary, and while waiting to be sent to the heathen by the American Board, he occupied himself as a teacher in the In­ stitute for the Deaf and D u m b in this city. T h e American Board was unable to send him out. T h e Morrison Educational Society, an English organization, consisting of a few gentlemen, was at the time seeking for a teacher to go to China to open the first Chris­ tian school in the empire. O n e after another, w h e n requested, de­ clined to go. T h e Rev. Mr. B r o w n was at last recommended, and was appointed and sent to Canton. F r o m the school there taught he brought three Chinese lads to this country' to finish their educa-


tion. One, Mr. Y u n g Wing, graduated from Yale College. Out of this venture, one of the very few attended with success, after m a n y vicissitudes, encountered during thirty years, there ca m e at last the determination of the Imperial Government to send selected lads to the United States to be educated under the supervision of Mr. Y u n g Wing. A n extraordinary m o v e m e n t on the part of a most jealous government. Dr. B r o w n lived to see ninety Chinese lads in American schools. G o d had a work for his servant to do in con­ nection with the Reformed Church, and led him to the pastorate of the Reforrtied Church of 0 wasco Qutleti and led also to the institution which he taught there in connection with his pastoral work, Miss M a r y E. Kidder, to be an assistant teacher, and to become, years after, one of the most influential persons in remodeling the in­ struction of Japanese girls. T h e Reformed Church called for missionaries for Japan. Mr. B r o w n offered himself, and was ac­ cepted. T h e Japanese hungered for the education of Western nations. B y his experience, Mr. B r o w n was prepared to direct and gratify this desire. H e was eminently fitted for the work to be done, and in performing it, was eminently useful and successful. B y the scholastic training of his life and by.his knowledge of the Chinese language, he was also prepared to be the Chairman of the Committee on the Translation of the N e w Testament into Japanese.' This noble work, in which he had an honorable part, was the crowning work of his life. Almost three score and ten years old; Divine m e r c y prolonged his days until he received the congratula- ’ tions of his friends upon the announcement that the N e w T es­ tament in Japanese was published. W e are constantly m a d e to feel that the good hand of our G o d is upon the work in which w e are engaged, but the life of Dr. B r o w n especially teaches us that the Lord provides for the Missions of his Church to the heathen. T h e second fact, or series of facts, worthy of particular notice, occurs on the field of our Mission in India. Soon after the ad­ journment of the last General Synod, w e were informed that three of the Churches of the Mission had resolved to pay one-half of the salaries of their native pastors. A notable advance for people as timid and dependent as the Hindoos. T h e expression of our thankfulness and joy for this long desired result had scarcely passed from our lips w h e n the news came to us that one of the best and largest native schools for boys in the city of Vellore had requested to be taken under the care of the Mission, and this was soon fol-


lowed by the surprising announcement that, b y the request of a riumber of native gentlemen of Vellore, of the highest castes, the Mission had instituted a school for their daughters. It w as a great result to receive the popular boys’ school, but the request to teach the high caste girls, so carefully and jealously secluded even from the majority of their o w n race, w as wholly unexpected and a tribute to the worth of our Missionaries of the highest value. N o t long after w e learned that in the Madanapalle district the Local Board had adopted a motion, m a d e by a Brahmin and seconded b y a M o h a m ­ medan, requesting our Missionary to assume the supervision of the local dispensaries, and engaging to pay his traveling expenses whe n visiting them. Only a few years ago our brethren in India were despised and hated by these native gentlemen. T h e good tidings from India culminated in the report that on Sabbath, D e c e m b e r 26th, twenty-one persons were received into the Church of Alliendal, on confession of their faith in Christ; on January 1st, 1881, seventeen adults were received, b y baptism, into the Church at Nolambee, and on the next day twenty-one were admitted to the communion at Yeyil. W e can readily conceive the devout thankfulness with which Mr. W y c koff added, “ This is one of the happiest N e w Y e a r ’s I have ever spent.” T h e General Missionary Conference, held at Poughkeepsie in November, is the third fact which deserves special record. It was approached with s o m e anxiety. It was the first attempt in our history to hold such a meeting. W o u l d the attendance be en- • couraging? W o u l d delegates be present from all parts of the Church? W o u l d the papers to be read be terse and comprehen­ sive, practical and inspiriting? W o u l d the discussions be to the point, be profitable, and give a n e w impulse to the missionary spirit and to missionary efforts in the Church ? Such questions were in the hearts of m a n y m e m bers of the Board. N o attempt had been m a d e to control the words or the actions of those w h o might be present, none to decide the character of the papers to be read. T he brethren selected to report upon the Missions, upon the administra­ tion at home, upon all the work of the Board, and the lady chosen to prepare a report upon the W o m a n ’s Board, were furnished with all the material in the possession of the Board, and left to form a perfectly independent judgment. T h e Church was free to m a k e the Conference what it would. T he result was most happy. T h e at­ tendance was large and unusually representative, the papers were admirable, the discussions were conducted in a delightful spirit, and


were definite and practical, and the results exceeded our expectations. T h e spirit manifested by a large representation from the ' W o m a n ’s Board was one of the most efficient influences in inciting and direct­ ing the action of the sessions. T h e Conference has proved to have been the most influential meeting ever held under the auspices of the Board. T o this day the power of the meetings then held is felt in the Church, and with almost unabated force. N o such a vigorous and abiding impulse has ever before been given to the missionary spirit in the Church. . T h e General Conference resulted in the fourth fact w e record with unspeakable pleasure, namely, the payment of the debt which has burdened the Board and limited the work of the Missions since 1871. T he debt has been paid, and the income of the treasury from the contributions of the Church at large has been m a d e to exceed that of any previous year of our history. N o returned Mission­ aries have been with us to visit the churches. V e r y few of the churches have been visited b y the m e m b e r s or the officers of the Board. T h e work has been accomplished by local committees and b y the pastors, inspired by the Central Committee, and especially b y the Chairman of that Committee, w h o has’n o w for the second time been chosen of God, as w e believe, to relieve this most Chris­ tian work from serious embarrassment. W e are under great obli­ gations to the pastors and m a n y laymen w h o have advocated the measures proposed with ardor, courage, wisdom, love, and reso­ lution. T h e grand result in the city of N e w Y o r k is due to the un­ tiring and wise efforts and liberality of the Chairman of the Central Committee and the Treasurer of the Board, heartily seconded by the pastors of the churches. N e v e r has m o n e y for any object been obtained with less difficulty in our Church, and never before have the people given so generally, as during the past year, for the payment of the debt and the maintenance of the work of this Board. About $42,000 have been given to pay the debt, and a larger s u m for the support of the work. These facts m a k e the past year a memorable one in our history. It has been a year of the right hand of the Most High. T h e customary formal record of the year is as follows : MEMBERS AND

OFFICERS OF T H E BOARD.

N o changes have occurred in the membership of the Board since the meeting of the General Synod, and the officers of the Board remain as in the last year.


AGENCIES EMPLOYED.

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In obedience to the expressed wish of the last. General Synod, the Board united with the other Boards of the Church in making The Sower and Mission Monthly, controlled by the Board of P u b ­ lication, the m e d i u m of communication with the Churches, and since the 1 st of January, the news from the Missions has been pub­ lished in that journal. T h e columns of the Christian Intelligencer have also been freely used to publish interesting and inciting facts from the Missions, appeals to the Churches, and for a full report of the proceedings of the General Conference. T h e R eview of Fif­ teen Years, which was a part of our last report, has been published as a tract, and 4,000 copies have been distributed. O f the abstract of the paper on the debt, read before the Conference, about 8,000 copies have been printed and circulated. These publications have ’ not been forced upon any congregation or individual. Th e y have been given out only w h e n they have been asked for. A m a p of the country around A m o y , prepared by Rev. L. W . Kip, D.D., was published during the Fall, and about 100 copies have been sold. This map, w e are assured by gentlemen c o m p e ­ tent to give a decisive opinion, is the most complete and accurate one in existence, and therefore the best of any'part of China. N o governmental survey of China has ever been made. T h e shore line has been m apped with considerable accuracy b y the captains of vessels engaged in trade, and the commanders of vessels belonging to the navies of commercial nations. Dr. K i p ’s m a p is based upon this shore line. It is the fourth or fifth m a p he has drawn, and is the result of the careful observations of years, m a d e during his frequent, almost constant, journeys over the region portrayed. T h e d e m a n d for Family Missionary Boxes has continued, and about 1,000 of these useful collectors have been supplied in answer to requests from various parts of the Church. The whole number distributed from the first is n o w 6,270. It m a y be well to add here that these Mite Boxes, b y the order adopted b y the General Sy n o d a few years ago, are supplied gratuitously by the Board, the, recipients bearing only the express charge for transportation.

REINFORCEMENTS.

T h e Rev. John W . Conklin and wife were accepted and c o m ­ missioned by the Board at a special meeting held soon after the


General Conference. T h e y sailed for India on January 8th, 1881, and arrived at Madras on Sabbath, March 6th. T h e need of an additional Missionary by each of the Missions of' the Church has become more evident and urgent. H e n r y M. Scudder, M.D., withdrew from the Arcot, Mission in September last, leaving the hospital and dispensary without a Missionary physician. There being no one to assume his duties, these exceedingly impor­ tant institutions have necessarily been passed over to the care Of the civil government. T h e average n umber of patients, for some years past, in the hospital, in the course of twelve months, has been about 650, and- the daily average n u m b e r of applicants for treatment at the dispensary has been about 100. These patients are usually accompanied b y kinsmen and friends w h e n first presenting themselves, and are often visited by them while under treatment. A congregation in the morning of 300 souls, in the dispensary room, and on its verandahs, is an opportunity often enjoyed and improved. The Gospel is preached to all these atten­ dants, and tracts, leaflets- and cards, with precious texts, are dis­ tributed generously a m o n g them. T h e audience comes to the simple service well disposed toward the preacher, and in an unusually tender and susceptible mood. T h e institutions have had a very great effect in removing the spirit of suspicion, opposition, and hos­ tility with which the Mission was regarded a few years ago, and in securing for the Mission the good will, esteem, and confidence of all classes of the people. T h e patients com e often from remote vil­ lages, which it is impossible for our Mission to visit, and carry h o m e with them a knowledge of the vital truths of the W o r d of God. It is not u n c o m m o n to hear that these patients have re­ nounced idolatry and induced others to imitate their example, and, with a little company of their neighbors, are worshipping G o d as well as they can with their limited knowledge. It is extremely important that these institutions should be sup­ plied with a medical missionary. A competent and acceptable per­ son is ready to go and assume the charge of them. Only the m o n e y to send and maintain him is lacking. T h e Rev. David M. Talmage has been compelled by obstinate nervous debility, to return from A m o y , and it is somewhat doubt, ful whether he will be able again to join the Mission. T h e work in the outlying districts of that field is m u c h more than Dr. K ip and Mr. Rapalje can look after. Unless the Church can strengthen the Mission by adding, at least, one ordained Missionary, she must' lose


.a large part, probably m u c h the larger part, of the extension of the Church in these districts. T h e fruit of the character and influence and work of the Mission and native churches must pass into the hands of other Missions. In Japan, the need of a Preparatory School steadily increases. T h e young m e n impressed by the truth at our stations and out-sta足 tions, and led to desire a Christian education, which they cannot get in the schools of the Government, and the converted young m e n w h o wish to prepare themselves for the work of evangelists and pastors, are compelled to go to the schools of other Missions, where they form n e w attachments and are lost to us, with very few exceptions. It is not wise to attempt to interfere with these n e w attachments. It is not wise to assert denominational reasons for a return to our fold. Such reasons have little force on a mission field and ought not to be m a d e prominent in such a locality. T h e most pressing wants of the A m o y and Japan Missions can he met at once if the missionary treasury is supplied with m o n e y to send and maintain m e n w h o are ready and, indeed, eager to go.


S U R V E Y

OF- T H E

MISSIONS.

T H E A M O Y MISSION, C H I N A . (Organized in 1844.) The Mission occupies the following cities: Amoy, population 200,000; Chioh-be, 60,000; Chiang-Chiu, 100,000; and Tong-an, 60,000. The territory assigned to the Mission, being about 60 miles from East to 'West, and 7 to 14 miles from North to South, has a population of more than three millions of souls, including that of the cities already mentioned. Missionaries.— T&wa. J. V. N. Talmage, D.D., D. Rapalje, L. W. Kip, D.D., and David M. Talmage, at present in the United States. Assistant Missionaries.— Mrs. Talmage, Mrs. Kip, Mrs. Rapalje, and Miss M. E. Talmage. tfaffloe Pastors.-— Revs. lap Han-Chiong, Chhoa Thiau-K.it, and Tiong lu-Li. Preachers (not ordained) 18. The Rev. J. V. N. Talmage, D.D., in behalf of the Mission, presents the following report:

First Amoy......... 97 Second Amoy........ 135 78 O-Kang............ 91 73 58 Chiang-Chiu......... 154

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Under Suspension. Infants baptized. Boys in School. Girls in School.

Contributions during Chi­ nese year, ending Feb. 9, 1880.

1880.

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Members, Dec. 81, 1880.

A moy

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CHURCHES.

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Received on Confession. Received on Certificate. 1 Dismissed. |Excommunicated. I 1Died. 1

Statement

Members Dec. 31, 1879.

Tabular

2 106 8 4 30 3 $232 67 10 1 7 i 5 6 130 10 2 19 2 336 36 2 3 77 8 14 205 75 5 2 94 3 4 10 141 63 1 4 68 5 - 69 92 1 1 4 4 64 5 9 59 10 22 1 1 2 174 15 5 24 242 11

TotalAm. Ref.Ch.Mission 686 50 6 6 6 17 713 5424 97 5 1,287 54 Total Eng. Fresh. Mission. 714 52 2 3 8 14 743 6254

1,046 05

Total Tai-Hoey (Classis)..1400 102 8 9 1431 1456 11678

2,333 59

The Girls’School at Amoy has 40 pupils. Chioh-be has one out-station at Ki-nih. O-Kang is composed of.two congregations, viz, Kang-thau and: O-pi, and has one ont-station, Leh-m. Hong-san iscomposed of two congregations, viz, Te-soa and Ang-tungthau. Tong-an has one out:station, viz, Poa-thau. Ghiang-Chiu has six out-stations, viz, Thian-po, Soa-sia, Pho-a, SioKhey, Poa-a, Lam-tin.


Miss C. M . Talmage, though not formally connected with the Mission, has continued to give herself wholly to Mission work. During the s u m m e r she had an attack of typhoid fever. O n her recovery she, with her sister, took a trip to Shanghai and Japan, returning after an absence of two months with confirmed health. T h e continued and gradually increasing debility of Rev. D. M. Talmage In an experience of three years duration, seemed to leave no other justifiable course for him than his return to the United States. It is a sad disappointment 'to us,- not only on account of personal considerations, but also for the sake of the work. W e so m u c h need more men, especially younger men. Cannot the Church send us two young m e n w h o have had a few years of pastoral .ex­ perience at home, and have thus proved their ministerial qualifica­ tions as well as physical stamina ? W h e n w e consider the amount of serious illness, and the n umber of deaths in the foreign community at A m o y during the past year, w e feel that w e have great cause for thankfulness that the lives of all the m e m b e r s of our Mission have been preserved. Native Pastors.— Pastor Tap, of the-Second Church, A m o y , con­ tinues to grow in usefulness. His family also, is a model Christian family. T h e y have been greatly afflicted during the year. His eldest daughter, Chu-Ho, teacher of the Girls’ School, was married on Wednesday, Jan. 28th, to Chhiu-tek, teacher of the Parochial School, connected with the First Church. O n the next Wednesday, Feb. 4th, Chhiu-tek died, and on the 7th of June C h u - H o died. T h e y both died rejoicing in the hopes of the Gospel. T h e happy deaths of these young people, and the Christian resignation of the Pastor and his wife, so diametrically opposite to what is manifested b y the heathen (aye, and b y mere nominal Christians) under similar circumstances, was a beautiful commentary on the value of a true Christian faith. Pastor lap’s second daughter has taken the place of her sister as teacher of the Girls’ School. W e greatly fear that she too will not be long with us. T h e physicians say she has no actual disease, but has a tendency to weakness of the lungs. W e shall watch over her the best w e can, and m a k e her duties as light as possible. Pastor lap himself for years has not been physically strong. T he Tai-Hoey (Classis), at the Spring meeting, passed a resolution ap­ pointing one of the missionaries to assist in the pastoral work at the Second Church, and releasing Pastor lap from pastoral responsibility for six months, that he might take a trip for his health. O n ac-


-count of the state of his family'he thought it not best to go far a w a y from A m o y . H e spent the' greater part of his vacation in active w o r k ‘within the bounds of the Tai-Hoey (Classis.) His labors have thus been of m u c h profit to the churches, and his health also has somewhat improved. In the autumn, he and Pastor Tan (of Pehchui-ia), on the invitation of the English Presbyterian missionaries at Swatow, visited'that place to attend the annual meeting of the > churches ol their Mission. The y returned overland, visiting as m a n y of the congregations and out-stations as they could between S w a t o w and A m o y . Since the close of the year, Pastor lap has been absent for a short visit to Formosa. Pastor Chhoa, of the First Church, is, w e trust, growing in influ­ ence. H e has visited, during the year, several of the stations be­ longing to the English Presbyterian and our o w n missions. Pastor Tiong, of Chio-bo, has not proved to be as efficient as w e had.hoped. Probably it would be profitable both to him and his church if he could be removed to some other field of labor, and some other m a n put in his place. H e has been greatly afflicted in his family, three of his four children within a short time having been taken from him. . „ Regular Preaching Places.— Eighteen. T h e same 'in number, ' and with one exception the-same places as the previous year. In former Reports w e have spoken of the discouraging prospects at Chba-thau-po. W e have n o w given up that station and opened one in its stead about eight miles distant at Pho-a. - Chha-thau-po is a small out-of-the-way village, while Pho-a is a market town and well situated as a centre for evangelistic purposes. Still, as Chha-thaupo was our first station in the region beyond Chiang-Chiu, to which Providence had so manifestly called us, w e were very reluctant to give it up. Theological School. — Including the tutor, there have been''in all nine persons connected with this school during the year. O n e of these was in the school only the first half of the year, whe n he was chosen by the Second Church of A m o y to assist their pastor and engage in evangelistic w o r k ; his support to be furnished by them. Another only joined the school during the last half of the year. Thus only seven were in the school the whole of the year. Per­ haps only three of the nine should be called theological students. T o three others w e only hold out the prospect of being -fitted for school teachers. B ut if, hereafter, they manifest proper qualifica­ tions, they m a y become preachers. T w o others m a y be employed as


chapel keepers to assist the preachers at so m e of the more impor­ tant out-stations. O n e other since the close of the year w e have r ecommended to return to his former employment: ( F r o m the above it is manifest that w e should have a middle school, between the Parochial Schools and the Theological School, where young m e n not expecting to b e c o m e preachers m a y be trained for usefulness. T h e English Presbyterian Mission have a suitable school house, and have invited us to unite with them in getting such a school started during the present year. T h e preliminary steps have been taken, and w e trust that the school will soon be in successful operation. NOTES

ON

THE

TABULAR

STATEMENT.

Boys in School.— These include all the boys w h o have attended our various Parochial Schools. In addition to these, ten boys con­ nected with onr A m o y churches have attended a union school on Kolongsu. This will m a k e the whole n u m b e r of boys in school, 107. Girls in School.— These five girls have been taught in the A m o y schools, which are principally designed for boys. T h e Girls’ School on Kolongsu has had forty pupils, concerning w h o m Miss M. E. Talmage will write in her Report to the W o m a n ’s Board. Organized Churches.— T h e same as per last Report. Since the close of the year a Church has been organized at Sio-Khey. It consists of seventy members, w h o have been dismissed from GhiangChiu for the purpose. Out-Stations.— T h e Church m e m b e r s at the out-stations belong to the various churches whose names are given in the Tabular State­ ment. O ur most distant station, Lam-sin. is about seventy-five miles from A m o y by the road w e have to take, though somewhat less in a straight line. This does not seem very far at home, but here, where there are no railroads, and not even wagon roads, it takes about three days to travel seventy-five miles. Contributions.— Y o u will notice that the contributions are for the Chinese year, ending February 9, 1880. During the past year there has been a considerable advance in this respect, but as the Reports of the churches have not yet been handed in, w e cannot say just h o w great the gain has been. T h e Classis about a year ago appointed committees to visit the various congregations and urge upon them the duty of self-support. T h e result has been very cheering, and the Christians are giving more liberally than ever before. Three churches that have heretofore been without native


pastors, applied to Classis last fall to have pastors settled over them. These churches hope to be able to support these pastors should Classis see fit to ordain and install them. O n e of the three churches referred to is ours, at Chiang-Chiu. T h e other two are churches under the care of the English Presbyterian Church Mission. Clas­ sis appointed committees to investigate and report. Baptized Children.— T he A m o y Classis, last spring appointed c o m ­ mittees to visit the various congregations under its care, for the pur­ pose of urging the Christians to do more for the Christian education of the children of the Church. While a goodly number of the chil­ dren baptized in infancy have been from time to time received to the c o m m u n i o n of the Church, others have been allowed to grow up under heathen influences, and have thus been lost to the Church. T he committees have not yet been able to visit all the congrega­ tions. T h e y are doing an important work. The Regions Beyond.— Or. Kip has recently returned from a visit to the H a k k a district. It is cheering to k n o w that the light of G o s ­ pel truth has reached that district on the extreme western limit of our field. Dr. K ip writes to you this mail, and gives an. account of his recent trip. T H E H A K K A COUNTRY.

W e add the account written by Rev. Dr. K i p at Poa-a, on Feb- > ruary 19th, of his visit to the regions n o w opening before our breth­ ren at A m o y : “ I take advantage of a quiet hour in the country to begin a let­ ter to you, giving some account of the last two weeks. W h e n y ou recall h o w often, while at home,'! spoke of that m a n a m o n g ‘the Hakkas, you will not wonder at m y taking an early opportunity of seeing.diim again. I a m n o w on m y return from his place, and a m stop­ ping here at this our most westerly station, to spend to-morrow, before starting on m y w a y to A m o y . “ W h i l e at S w a t o w I heard from the brethren of a H a k k a m a n w h o m they had baptized during his stay there, but w h o had left there to go into business at Chiang-Chiu. This man, hearing that 1 proposed a visit to the H a k k a country, expressed a desire that I should go to his h o m e also, and especially just after the Chinese N e w year, w h e n he would be at h o m e for the holidays. H e also offered to c o m e and show m e the w a y there. So, having a double call, I ananged a visit for last week. Faithful to his promise, the man, Hi-eng, was on hand when I reached the Soa-sia Chapel last


W e d n e s d a y afternoon. Part of the road was familiar, as I had been over it a little more than two years ago. ‘ H e a v e n ’s Pass ’ was just as near heaven as ever. But this time I was better-pro­ vided, having a pocket ameroid barometer to consult, from which it appears that the said pass is about 2,550 feet above the sea level, while the town of Si-iu on the other side has the respectable eleva­ tion of about 1,800 feet. This lessened the ascent to the next pass — which leads into the H a k k a land— to 900 feet, although the high­ est point in the road was about 2,700 feet above sea level. A t Hoki, the first H a k k a place, the road diverged from the former one, in this case being the main road. This led to a market place called To-tau, and it happened to be market day. A n y ill-minded person might have done some stealing, for all the stands were suddenly de­ serted for a look at the foreigner. N o t knowing their language, all I could do was to stand and be looked at, until such time as m y chair and burden-bearers had finished their lunch. Then w e left the main road, and in a few hours reached m y friend’s house at Ko-tek (?'. e. ancient bamboo.) T h e village consisted mainly of one immense oblong house, four stories high, with court yard in the middle, with piazzas to each story to give access to the different rooms, and having house room for over eighty persons. T h e patri­ arch of the establishment appeared to be m y friend’s father, w h o was profoundly impressed with the honor I had done him b y coming un­ der his roof, if one might judge by the lowly obeisance he made. I found some there w h o had acquired more or less, knowledge of the A m o y dialect, or rather of the Chiang-Chiu, which they call Hok-lo, so I was not utterly tongue-tied, which was a decided comfort. T h e old m a n seemed m u c h distressed that his son had abandoned all the ancient traditions of his fathers to embrace a n e w religion. Let us hope that before his days are ended he m a y see and recog­ nize the true Light. “ T h e next day instead of going to lu-to, the dwelling-place of Kieng, m y original H a k k a friend, I took m y w a y to another village about a mile further west, called E-lam-ki. A t this latter place four m e n have embraced the doctrine, which makes it a m o r e con­ venient meeting-place on the Sabbath. I took up m y quarters in part of a building, mostly ruined,, whose remains show h o w large and fine it must have been w h e n entire, and w h e n it enclosed a court-yard of 60 x 30 feet. A room, fitted up in one corner, was assigned to us, while another small room, furnished with a rickety table and seats m a d e of planks supported on bricks, was .called the


‘ worship-hall.’ M y lu-to friend soon cam e in and seemed heartily glad to see me, as, indeed, I w a s to meet him again. H e appeared to me, in every respect, improved. It is a wonderful instance of what the Spirit of G o d can effect without h u m a n instrumentality, for I.believe that in these two years he has had no other instruction than what he could get from the W o r d of G o d with the help of the Divine Teacher. It is through his efforts that the others have been brought to be constant, and, as he thinks, sincere worshippers. O n e or two happily k n o w a little of the Chiang-chiu dialect, so w e used that in our worship on Sabbath in that m e a n looking place. I di­ rected them to that promise which relates to the gathering of even two or three in His name, and, doubtless, the place was glorified by His unseen presence. . . “ T h e y were very anxious that some better place might be pro­ vided and asked m e to remain another day to look at any available places. I told them that I could not act on my. o w n responsibility in so important a matter as formally beginning Gospel work in that region, but that I would stay another day if it would do any good. This I did, and looked at a couple of houses, but without giving any encouragement as to getting either. W h a t could I do, unless I k n e w that others were like-minded with m e as to the need and advisability of beginning work in that populous region ? -* Wishing to pass the next Sabbath atone of our chapels in the Siokhe region, I concluded to return so as to take the district city of Peng-ho on m y way. Happily, I was favored with cloudy, cool weather in the two days’ journey to Peng-ho, for the numerous mountain passes— one of them about 3,300 feet above sea level— would have proved difficult of passage in rainy weather. T he first day, w e halted for the night at a large village, where I gave up all hopes of a quiet night, w h e n I s a w that a theatrical entertainment ' was going on, for these plays last nearly all night long, and this one was so near the inn, that, in the early hours of the morning, I could hear the voices of the actors, and the roars of laughter at some of their jokes. O n m y appearance, the play w as suddenly deserted for a spectacle not set d o w n in the programme, and the actors and musicians were left to themselves. While at som e places on the w a y the H a k k a was largely spoken, here the Hok-lo seemed to be principally used, and I was able to turn the popular curiosity to ac­ count b y speaking to them of the hitherto unheard Gospel message. ‘‘A t Peng-ho I m e t two of our Preachers from Sio-khe, w h o had com e to see about the trouble at this place, for which redress was


sought from the district magistrate there. That they have been led by this persecution to visit Peng-ho several times, with op­ portunities of preaching there, m a y appear to be the hand Of Providence, by which the W o r d of God, instead of being hindered, is; more widely spread. Indeed, one m a n already seems to be m u c h impressed, and desirous of hearing more. oI stayed there the next day, and w e went to different parts of the city and had capital op­ portunities for preaching. Finding that the authorities would do nothing in the matter, of persecution, w e went yesterday to He-che. H e r e I had been several times, and was pretty well k n o w n in the market village. A large village of the same n a m e is but a short distance away, and here w e went that afternoon, and, taking our stand in front of a temple, had the best congregation yet. M y friends expressed the opinion that in the He-che region, the readi­ ness to hear was greater than at Peng-ho. H o w good it would be if the Gospel got a foot-hold in these two centres, and w h y not ? I r e m e m b e r m y first visits to this place (Poa-a) w h e n it was like He-che and Peng-ho, w h e n no place of worship opened its doors to all, and w h e n I could not, as I could to-day, point them to a place at hand where they could receive more perfect instruction on the Sabbath or any other day. • “ But, that there are those w h o hate the Gospel is abundantly proved by the doings here last Fall. T h e great adversary does not intend to let go his hold without a struggle; meanwhile, the light is spreading. T h e chapel here is uncomfortably crowded, and so is the one at Sio-ke. T h e one at Tian-po, where I spent Sabbath b e ­ fore last with m y wife, has been considerably enlarged, a n e w por­ tion having been built. T h e expense of it was largely borne by the native Church, other congregations having contributed for the purpose. N o t only did I find an improvement in numbers, but one n e w feature, u n k nown when I left for h o m e two years ago ; then all were men, n o w there is a place for women, and there are w o m e n to occupy it. N o t m a n y yet, but w e hope for more.”


T H E ARGOT MISSION, INDIA. The Mission occupies :

Tht North Arcot District.r-Area, 5,017 square miles; population, 1,787,184, by last census.

The South Arcot District.— Area, 4,076 square miles; population, 1,261,846. The force engaged consists of Missionaries.— Revs. J. W. Scudder, M.D., Vellore; Jacob Chamberlain, M. D., D. I)., Madanapalle; John H. Wyckoff, T i n d t v a n u m John W. Conklin, Chittoor ; and John, Scudder, M. D., at present in this country. Assistant Missionaries.— Mrs. J. W. Scudder, Mrs. J. Chamberlain, Mrs. J. H. "Wyckoff Mrs. Jno. W. Conklin, Miss Martha J. Mandeville, on her way home to recruit, and Mrs. John Scudder, at present in this country. Native Pastors.— Revs. Andrew Sawyer, Ghittoor; Zechariah John, Arnee ;Moses -Nath­ aniel, Arcot; Abraham William, JCattupadi. Native //e^ere.— Catechists, 18 ; Assistant Catechists, 18 ; Readers, 88 ; Teachers, 80; School Mistresses, 12 ; Bible Colporteurs, 2 ; Female Bible Readers, 4; total, 114.

Aliendal..... 2 14 35 Arnee...... 3 21 24 Arcot.. .... 3 47 42 Chittoor..... 6 172 140 56 98 Gnanodiam... 4 56 81 Kolapakam... 2 23 24 56 56 53 54 10 10 Marutuvambadi. 18 22 Madanapalle. ... 6 25 35 Narasinganur... 4 31 26 Orattur..... 5 64 70 12 7 Sattambadi..... 8 50 41 69 67 fi °8 24 Velambi..... 4 47 48 Vellore...... 16 365 347 Varikkal..... 4 30 32 Yehamur.... 5 33 39

4 24 12 39 03 9 3 4 2 7 19 7 20 3 3 4 10 10 51 14 139

14 65 45 120 111 99 15 24 48 10 41 59 23 65 11 63 46 31 38 327 60 109

65 '8 24 35 4 38 17 37 22 3 165 72 93 1 110 18 23 125 35 113

64 3 35 205 185 2 2 58 109 125 33 169 141 17 149 705 305 61 4 112 193 280 119 319 256 29 11 8 76 70 45 177 180 59 19 144 144 20 5 10 97 30 1 13 60 72 67 239 348 70 43 301 198 70 42 391 353 99 45 22 81 1 90 302 299 27 168 168 33 139 76 66 8 1 68 186 128 114 463 1003 966 21 i 38 182 163 112 488 513 113

Contributions.

Scholars in Schools.

Totalin Congregations in 1879. Total in Congregations in '1880.

Children of Catechu­ mens. | Suspended.

Catechumens.

Baptized Children.

1

Communicants in 1880.

1.

1

Baptized Adults not Communicants.

CHURCHES.

Communicants in 1879.

STATISTICAL TABLE.

R. A. P. 13 15 6

25 2 150 12 9 126 2 0 365 5 8 49 5 0 11 12 3 22 10 11 4 8 0 5 5 9 2 4 0 85 12 0 27 13 11 57 5 10 16 4 65 2 7 8 6 8 47 5 0 25 8 411 1 0 20 9 2 6 2 4

Total...... 78 1280 1322 453 1424 1008 862 8 1735 5635 5100 1548 0 4 A Kupee isequal to 50 cents. * •The Arcot Seminary for hoys, at Vellore, has 36 pupils. The QirW Seminary, at Chittoor, has 22 pupils. The Preparandi School, at Arcot. has 20 pupils.


T h e Mission presents the following report of the year ending with December, 1880, prepared by Rev. Jacob Chamberlain, M.D., D . D . . W i t h devout thanksgivings to the Giver of all good for the m a n y mercies which H e has vouchsafed us, w e send forth this the record of His dealings with us during the past year, and of our stewardship in the matters H e has committed to us. T h e nurseryman who, in future years, would see the best de­ veloped orchard bearing the most perfect fruit, does not spare his hand, while the trees are yet young, in pruning off the ill-formed and gnarled or worthless branches. H e regrets not the thinned appearance of the trees, for he feels sure that in the end they will be thriftier and healthier and will bear more and better fruit. . W e have been engaged in a similar process in our Mission dur­ ing the past year. T h e number of communicants in our churches has -indeed in­ creased, and two of our stations report a net gain in adherents of over forty per cent. Y e t the s u m m a r y at the end of the report shows a'diminulion in the total n umber of our adherents from what was reported for 1879. It is simply the cutting off of the worthless branches, and leaves this, our Orchard of the Lord, in a better fruit-bearing condition than last yea r ; and w e feel not in the slightest degree discouraged at the result, for w e see signs of more genuine growth and vigor in the trees and branches which remain. T h e Shepherd has folded in His arms and taken h o m e one pre­ cious little lamb from our Mission circle during the past year. O n the 30th of October, Mr. and Mrs. W y c k o f f were called to part with their second child, a bright and happy little daughter of less than two years of age, and the tender sympathy not only of our o w n Mission circle, but of m a n y loving friends, has gone out towards them in this their second bereavement. Miss M. J. Mandeville, after eleven consecutive years of valua­ ble service in the Educational Department of our Mission, has felt constrained to revisit her native land, having left Madras on the 4th of January, 1881. W e wish her a pleasant voyage, a perfect restoration of health, and a speedy return to her chosen work in our. Mission. T he health of the remaining m e m bers of the Mission, has, with a few slight exceptiohs, been uniformly excellent throughout the year. . Dr. H. M . Scudder, Jr., for five and a half years the Medical


Officer of our Mission, withdrew from the Mission at the end of September, and, in consequence, it has been necessary for us to withdraw, w e trust only temporarily, from the m a n a g e m e n t of the Hospital and Dispensary at Ranipett. N o report has been fur­ nished of the work of that Hospital during the year. T h e early despatch of another Surgeon and Physician from America to our Mission to resume that work, n o w under the advisement of the Board, w e trust, will be accomplished, and that our next report will chronicle this work as fully resumed. E r e our report is mailed to the Board, w e have received the gratifying intelligence of the sailing from N e w Y o r k on January 1st, 1881, of’the Rev. J. W . Conklin, M.A., and his wife, to join our Mission. After the smallness of our numbers for the past few years, w e hail this re inforcement with unusual joy, for w e regard it as the harbinger of brighter days for our Mission. W e trust to see other recruits following them before long. While spending m u c h of our time in the education and training of our Christian congregations and n e w adherents, w e have endeai vored not to neglect the carrying of the Gospel message to “ the regions beyond.” T h e following table, though not quite complete, as the statistics from some of the Stations and villages have not com e in, shows approximately the amount of work which w e have done outside of our Christian congregations.

Kattupadi and villages...... ..... Sekadu and Kandipputtur.......... Chittoor..................... Coonoor..................... Madanapalle and villages.... ..... Palamanair, 6 Months.... ........ Tindivanam and villages.......... '

Total.......

| Books, &c.

No. of Audiences.

'

No. of Times.

H eathen.

1

the

j

Stations.

to

No. of Places.

S tatistics o f P r e a c h i n g

1,117 1,226 .25,190 265 1,203 27,835 159 ,1,426 35,285 108 ! 397 8,206 261 1,095 17,110 546 19,496 548 570 1,726 29,669 37 • 97 1,588 65,480

129 867 1,248 241 2,470

7,716 219,859

5,934

3,055

904 75


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ARCOT.

Rev. J. W . Scudder, M. A., M . D., Missionary in Charge; Rev.. Moses Nathaniel Native Pastor; John Jacob, Schoolmaster. A t the Oul-stalions,— Isaac Henry, Catechist; John Abraham, Asst. Catechist; Job Zachariah, Jonas Moses, Elias Isaiah, Samuel Abraham, C. Aaron, Readers and Schoolmasters; Arulandu, Schoolmaster. , Rev. J. W . Scudder, M. D . , reports: , O n September 30th, Rr. H. M. Scudder, Jr., withdrew from the Arcot Mission. This sudden and unforeseen step has been produc­ tive of m u c h embarrassment and not a little detriment. There be­ ing no Medical Missionary available to occupy his; place, w e were compelled, very reluctantly, to pass the Ranipett Dispensary, one of our oldest and most valued institutions, over to the Local Fund. Board. T h e Branch Dispensary at Wallajapett w e shall try to keep open, with the hope that a Medical Missionary m a y be sent out to us so m e time in the current year. T h e Preparandi School has been transferred to the charge of Rev. J. -H. Wyckoff, in South Arcot. T h e station having been under m y care only during the last three months, I a m not, of course, in a position to say m u c h about it. , A R NEE.

Rev. J. H. Wyckoff, M . A., Missionary in Charge; Rev. Zechariah John, Native Pastor; Simon, A b r a h a m Muni; John Peter, Cate­ chists ; Zechariah Appavoo, ■H e a d Master Preparandi School; Samuel Zechariah, Second Master of ditto; John David, John Simon, P. Isaac, Readers; Sandarasagaran, C. Nathaniel, Teachers; G n a n a m and Magdalene, Schoolmistresses. •• This Church and its out-stations were transferred to the chargeof Mr. W y c k o f f in September, w h o writes that he is not in a position to m a k e a detailed report of its interests; that he has m a d e one tour a m o n g the village congregations and found them generally in a fair condition. ' ■ F r o m the report of Rev. Zechariah John, w e m a k e the following extract, in relation to two out-stations: “ T h e R o m a n priest has m a d e great efforts to draw a w a y the peo­ ple of Chennatur and Lad a p u r a m to Romanism. Pitching his tent m i d w a y between the two villages at night, he shot off rockets and candles in the air and had other display of fireworks to attract the people. Inside of the tent he placed little images and there burned


incense and conducted mass. H e enticed the people saying, 1 If you join us w e will return you your kudumi, your sacred thread and your caste.J Going to the houses of those w h o had already joined him, he sprinkled them with so-called holy-water and m a d e figures of the cross with chalk on the floor and walls. T h e people influenced b y his idle and winning advice began to m a k e seditious speeches. O n e said, ‘ If w e go there w e m a y preserve the custom of our o w n religion ; w e need only rub off our caste marks w h e n w e enter the Church.' Another said, ‘W e can rule a cross of ash­ es on our forehead, and then our people will not say that w e go with bare foreheads.’ Still another remarked, ‘W e will m a k e a road on the north side of the village, bring out the temple car, put in the image Of the Virgin, draw it about, and thus keep holy feast.’ W h e n these poor weak Christians began to talk in this way, those w h o read this report m a y k n o w h o w great our sorrow was. M o r e ­ over, their principal talk then was about the splendors of the R o m a n religion. ‘W h e n the R o m a n s w a m y (priest) puts on his silk gar­ ments to do service, on his back and breast are glittering crosses of gold. W h y do you not dress like that? W h e n w e look at him h e r appears to us like God,’ they would say. Thus w h e n w e saw their minds turned in that direction, w e could only bear it all patiently and remember them at the Throne of Grace.” Connected with Arnee are the churches of Vellambi and M a r u ­ tuvambadi. . O f the people of these churches and the villages be­ longing to them Pastor John says: “ Those w h o have accepted Christianity in these parts are princi­ pally poor people w h o were formerly of the Pariah caste. T h e y have for years been slayes to the higher orders. Although the Missionaries m a k e every effort to break the chains of their slavery and lead them to independence, still they have not yet fully obtained their liberty, and even m a n y w h o have secured it do not seem to enjoy it. T h e old desire to be dependent still exists. It will only be after the present generation passes a w a y and a n e w one arises that w e can expect them to attain real independence. Nearly twenty-five years will still be needed to accomplish this. There are some churches n o w in the North and South of our Mission that are trying to support their o w n pastorsA B ut it will be only amongst the children w h o have become educated and enlightened that a real desire for independence will be seen.” ,


chittoor.

Rev. J. W . Scudder, M. A., M. D., Missionary in Charge ; Miss Mandeville, in Charge of the Female Seminary. Rev. A n d r e w Sawyer, Native Pastor; David Pakyanadan, H e a d Master of the Seminary; E. Bedford, Reader and Schoolmaster; Gnanadipam, Bible woman. At the Out-stations.— J. Lazarus, S. Bashyam, W . Samuel, A s ­ sistant Catechists; D. Rungasawmy, Po n a n David, Readers and Schoolmasters; Samuel Isaiah, Barnabas, Schoolmasters. Rev. Dr. Jared W . Scudder reports: Miss Mandeville has continued to look after the interests of the station, and Rev. A n d r e w S a w y e r of the Church. A s the former was about leaving for America at the close of the year, the Mission d e e m e d it inexpedient to continue the Female Seminary in the ab­ sence of a resident Missionary. That institution has therefore been suspended for the present. W e are expecting a n e w Missionary^— Rev. John W . Conklin, with his lady, to arrive in a month or two. T h e Seminary will then be re-opened. N o report has been fur­ nished m e of its condition and progress during the year. I can only say, therefore, that with the exception of m u c h sickness a m o n g the pupils, it has, so far as I know, enjoyed its usual prosperity u n ­ der Miss Mandeville’s superintendence. T h e examination in D e ­ cember was well sustained, and a result grant of rupees 244-12-0 w as awarded. Seven of the girls went up for the Special U p p e r Primary examination, the result of which has not yet reached us. T h e number of boarders in the school is twenty-two. ’ W i t h regard to the out-stations connected with Chittoor, a consid­ erable falling off appears in the number of Christian adherents as • given in the last Report. T h e decrease, however, does not prop­ erly belong to the history of the past year, nor indeed of the year before. A t the close of 1879, I wrote as follows: ‘ 1 have found evidence to satisfy me, that in a few cases the number of adherents reported is larger than the reality. Persons have been included as adherents, w h o have no just title to the name, mere hangers-on, for a purpose, w h o seldom or never attend Church, and w h o do not scruple to take part in heathen ceremonies. All such should have been_ excluded, but the discovery c a m e too late to alter figures which had already been officially handed in. I hope to get this matter rectified before the close of another year. ’ I have n o w rectified it b y striking off the names of all such persons from the roll of ad-


herents. T h e n umber thus excluded is no less than 303. W i t h few exceptions, they are people w h o joined us with empty stomachs during the famine, and left us as soon as the pressure of their wants abated. This defection does mot, in the least, affect our. Church membership. All w h o have fallen.away were simply adherents, a nd nothing more. , ^ , T h e Rev. A n d r e w Sawyer, the Native Pastor, also writes-of the Church aud its out-stations: , , ■ Every morning prayer meetings are conducted by myself. T h e morning and evening services are regularly held every Sabbath day. T h e Lord’s Supper is administered once in two months. T h e members are catechised in the Heidelberg Catechism at the end.of every morning service on the Lord’s day. Prayer meetings are held in the houses of the Church members. O n every Thursday Miss Mandeville conducts meetings for the female m e m b e r s of the Church. Once in every month the leading doctrines of our faith, as con­ tained in the Heidelberg Catechism, are preached to the m e m bers of the Church. B y the grace of the Lord Jesus, w h o was annointed with the Hol y Spirit, the Church in Chittoor and those in its out-stations are growing in some measure in the knowledge and fear of the true God, in faith and piety. The y listen diligently and attentively to the preaching of G o d ’s Ho l y Word, and try to worship God-in spirit and in truth. Th e y eagerly learn the Catechism, and endeavor to shun their old thoughts and actions and to walk in the good way, obeying G o d ’s comman d m e n t s with all their heart. M a y the Lord remove from their hearts all sinful thoughts and actions b y his Holy Spirit, and put n e w desires into their minds. A n d pour his. Spirit into their hearts so that they m a y walk as believers in this life and be partakers of the salvation of the Lord Jesus at the end. ' W e have earnestly preached the Gospel of Christ to those w h o are sunk in,heathen darkness. In som e places they listen to us at­ tentively and embrace the Gospel. In other places they reject it. W e pray that G o d m a y send his Spirit a m o n g these people, dispel their darkness and lead them to the light of the truth, so that they m a y soon believe in Christ and become Christians. , COONOOR.

Rev. J. W . Scudder, M . A., M. D., Missionary in Charge ; P. M . Selvaroy an, Catechist; J. Samuel, H e a d Master, and Somasundaram, . Second Master of Boys' School; JDivakirubai, Schoolmistress; Isaac Abraham, John Jeremiah, M . David, Elders.


Dr. Scudder informs u s : . • It gives m e m u c h pleasure to m a k e a m u c h more favorable report of affairs at this Station than I was able to m a k e last year. Dis­ cord has given, place to peace and amity. T h e twelve-month just closed has been, to the Coonoor Church, one of marked advance­ ment,,,and of unwonted prosperity. It was m y privilege to minister personally to its m e m b e r s during- the months of April, M a y and June. . In several meetings held with the officers of the Church, I endeavored to; arouse them to a more lively interest in the govern­ men t of.the-Church, and to create a deeper feeling of personal duty and responsibility. These efforts .were, I a m thankful to. say, not fruitless. T h e Elders and Deacons have since that time held regular monthly Conferences, in which they have carefully investigated both the spiritual and temporal condition of the Church; andhave organ­ ized themselves into a body thoroughly competent to administer its affairs successfully. T h e periodical reports, received from them, have given m e great satisfaction, and I a m sincerely thankful to G o d for the fresh zeal and energy which they have manifested in all that concerns the welfare of the congregation. A patient continu­ ance in this well doing cannot fail to produce the happiest results. P. M . Selvaroyan. a n e w Catechist, was appointed to this Sta­ tion in June last. H e has, exhibited m u c h zeal, and worked very diligently thus far. Through his •efforts m a n y scattered m e m b e r s have been re-gathered into the Church, and affairs generally have been stimulated into a more healthy life and growth. I trust he will, with unrelaxed zeal and effort, prove faithful to his charge during the coming year. T h e congregation have this year given Rs. 146-3-0 to the P a s ­ tor’s Fund, and contributed Rs. 219-2-8 to .other benevolent pur­ poses, making a total of Rs. 365-5-8. a creditable show for a small native Church. , T h e B o y s ’ and Girls’ Schools have been continued throughout the year. T h e former is in a prosperous condition, having an en­ rolled n u m b e r of some 90 pupils, with an average daily attendance of 75. Its H e a d Master is a faithful, painstaking man, and it gives m e pleasure to c o m m e n d the efforts he has made, and the success he has achieved. T h e Girls’ School is small, the average attend­ ance not exceeding 15 pupils. Inveterate, prejudices still prevent Hi n d u parents in Coonoor from appreciating and availing themselves of the means gratuitously afforded them of educating, their daugh­ ters. W e can only persevere, hoping that those prejudices will


gradually yield to steady pressure, and that a well attended Girls’ School will in time be one a m o n g the pleasant sights of this beauti­ ful place. * Both schools are maintained in great part b y the subscriptions of the English residents in Coonoor. Mr. T h o m a s Stanes, Mrs. Haines and Mrs. Clarkson have especially interested tnemselves in these institutions, the prosperity and success of which are largely owing to their supervision and effort. 1 return m y sincere thanks to them, and also to-Mr. Clarkson, Mr. and Mrs. Herklotts, Mr. C. Wait, and others w h o have interested themselves in the Church, and encouraged their native brethren and sisters by frequently b e ­ ing present with them, and addressing them in their quarterly gath­ erings and in their meetings for prayer. Such hearty fellowship and co-operation on the part of Europeans with native Christians is as beautiful as it is u n c o m m o n ; and I a m sure that the Spirit of our Lord and Master has been cheered, as mine has, by this delight­ ful rarity. ' .

MADANAPALLE.

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Rev. J. Chamberlain, D. D., M. D., Missionary; Mrs. C h a mber­ lain, Assistant Missionary; P. Souri, John Souri, Joseph Paul, Catechists; J. Anthony Chinnaya, Assistant Catechist; John Neal, Esther Jeula, Teachers at Madanapalle; John Abraham, Jonas Chinnappa, P. Innaya, Teachers in the Villages; Rebekah Souri, Maria Rayal, Female Bible Readers; M a r k Zacheus, Colpor­ teur of the American Bible Society. . Dr. Chamberlain reports: , T h e last year has been one of steady, if of slow growth. T h e n u m b e r of communicants and the n umber of registered adherents under regular instructions have both increased by some 40 per cent. T w o n e w centres have been occupied. Besides those enumerated in the above table, 163 persons, residing in nine different villages, have given in their names and requested to be taken under Chris­ tian instruction, pledging themselves to give up their old gods and their heathenish practices, and obey, so far as they k n o w them, the precepts of the Gospel. 1 hope during the coming year to be able to supply som e at least of these villages with teachers. There has been a noticeable growth in knowledge, and I trust in grace, in all of the villages under instruction, but there is room for more, and 1 confidently expect to see more in the months to come. Touring.— Besides visiting the Christian villages and the heathen villages near them, from time to time, I have, during the year, taken


three somewhat extended preaching tours a m o n g the heathen. The Gospel has thus been proclaimed 439 times in 243 different towns and villages at so m e distance from our Christian centres. Medical ’W o r k .— O n these tours, and in visiting the Christian villages, I have, w h e n possible, taken m y medicine chests with me, and have treated from 10 to 75 persons per day. O n a single day I gave hypodermic injections of Quinine t o .66 persons suffering; nearly all of them, from Quartan fever. I have thus treated about 1,000 patients during the year. • Station and Village- Preaching.— Besides the tours spoken of above, myself and Native assistants have preached during the year 1,287 times in 227 different villages surrounding our Christian centres, and 13,229 persons have thus heard the Gospel message. Schools.— T h e Girls’ School at the station, to which Mrs. C h a m ­ berlain has devoted m u c h attention and labor, has m a d e excellent progress. It includes the daughters of our Native Assistants and Christians, and also the daughters of a number, of high caste H i n ­ dus residing in the town. Although this w as its first year, and the number in attendance is only 18, of w h o m only 11 came up for ex­ amination^ Government grant-in-aid of rupees 96-6-0 was awarded to the schools. • T h e B o y s ’ School, which has had a change of teachers, did not do quite so well. It, however, earned rupees 38, and one ol the little village Schools earned its first small grant of rupees 8. W e aim to do m u c h better next year, having the schools n o w better in hand, and the teachers having learned what they are to do. The Free Reading R o o m in the town has been maintained, though I regret that the W e d n e s d a y evening Biblical lectures to non-Christians have often been interrupted b y the absence from town of myself and Catechists engaged in other work. T h e lec­ tures w h e n given have always been well attended b y an interested audience. T h e sales of books at the Reading Room, and b y the other agents at the station and in the villages, have amounted to 1,248, , viz: 191 school books, 483 tracts and 574 Scriptures and Portions. O n e half of m y time again this year has been given to Telugu Bible Revision, during mor e than three months of which I was a w a y from m y station, and the work here was entirely without Euro­ pean supervision. Although thankful for the steady progress made, I feel sure that could I have m y whole time for evangelistic work in this region, far greater results would be observable, for the field is in


such a condition that it will well repay any a mount of labor ex­ pended upon it. , P A L A M A N AIR.

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Rev. J. Chamberlain, M.D., , D.D., Missionary in Charge; John Hill, Catechist and Elder; Samuel Seth, Colporteur of the American Bible Society. Dr. Chamberlain writes: During the first half of this year this station was again m u c h of the time without a Catechist or any native Assistant, and the re­ moval of a n u m b e r of the congregation to other towns to5 obtain a livelihood, and the death of two long time members of the Church, have left both church and congregation very m u c h reduced in n u m ­ bers; but I feel sure that the earnest work of the Catechist n o w located here will soon bear visible fruit. Indeed, a number of fam­ ilies in an adjacent village have already declared their intention of joining us, and they seem;in earnest. I look for brighter days for this station.: T h e Bible Colporteur w h o has been at work for three months in this region, has taken hold with m u c h zeal and earnestness, and though the villages are-small and scattered, he has already sold 241 Portions of the W o r d of God. _ M y heavy duties elsewhere have prevented m y giving m u c h time to this station. 1 have, however, paid it seven visits during the year, of from two to seven days each, and^done what I could while here. , ■

T1ND 1 V A N A M .

R e v John H . 'Wyckoff, M.A., Missionary ; Mrs. Wyckoff, Assis­ tant Missionary ; S. A.. Sebastian, H e a d Master Anglo-Vernacular School; T. V. Rajonikaram, T. Kristnasamy, C. Andrew, Lazarus Christian, Syed Subbau, Assistant Masters; M. Sesha Iyengar^ Tamil Moonshee ; Ramanjaloo and Tychicus Paul, Masters in Girls’ Schools; Tolasiammal, Sewing Mistress. In the out Stations.— Paul Bailey, Samson Samuel, H . P. Joseph v P- Nithian, A. Daniel, Catechists; Jacob Baboo, M. Prakasam, Souriappan, A. Francis, S. Tamotharam, Assistant Catechists; Yesadian Israel, Subbu David, A. Joseph, J. Matthew, A. Solomon, C. Jacob, G. Daniel, A b s a l o m G. Paramanandam, Readers and Schoolmasters; Job lakan, P. Daniel, Christian Daniel, S. Sourimuttu, P. Abraham, K. Zechariah, S. Zechariah, Teachers.


O f this portion of the field, Mr. W y c koff sends us the following account: " There are eight organized churches connected with the station and thirty-six village congregations, the same n umber as last year.’ T h e Church records give the following statistics for 1880. Received on confession, 53 ; received on certificate, 16; dismissed,'15 ; sus­ pended, 12; total in communion, 333, an increase of 33 over last year. I have had the privilege of baptizing 117 persons, 53 of w h o m were adults. T h e most of these Baptisms took place in the villages of Tavani, Nolambi and Yeyil, where the people have been under instruction for som e time. T h e total of adherents shows a falling off of 226. This decrease has been entirely under the head of ‘‘Catechumens,” or “ peo ple under instruction,” and consists of perspris w h o cam e over during the famine, and who, after trial, have shown that their motives in joining us were worldly. A good proportion of the m could, I think, have been retained, had there been competent teachers to instruct them-. T h e accession of so m a n y people has obliged us to employ teachers of very little edu­ cation and no experience, and the villages have suffered in conse­ quence. In two villages the congregations have been almost wholly ruined by the bad conduct of those sent to instruct them, one of whom, I regret to say, is a m a n w h o has a long time beenconnected with the Mission. Notwithstanding this defection, I be­ lieve that most of the congregations are in a more satisfactory con­ dition than last year. Worthless m e m b e r s w h o have clung to us with hope of temporal assistance, have dropped off, and the churches show a larger proportion of consistent Christians. Tours and Church Discipline.— I have m a d e several tours during the year, visiting most of the villages three and four times. Last year I discovered a good deal of Sabbath-breaking, m a n y of the Christians being in the habit of going to the bazaars, and even work­ ing in their fields on the Lord’s day. T h e exercise of Church dis­ cipline has corrected this defect, and the Sabbath is n o w compara­ tively well observed. T h e chief sins of the Christians are untruth­ fulness and use'of abusive language. T h e moral atmosphere of these villages, where Heathen, Romanist, and Christians are massed together in such large numbers, is so foul, that it is not a matter of surprise that their old habits cling to them even long after they have accepted Christianity. But despite all these obstacles to their improvement, I find nearly all the congregations making a slow but steady progress toward enlightenment and independence. While


there is a great deal of spiritual apathy and worldliness, there is not a little true devotion to Christ and strong faith in His power to save. In every village I find a few “w h o give evidence that they spiritually apprehend the Gospel truths, and w h o are bright and shining lights a m o n g their heathen neighbors. The Children.— I have been especially pleased to notice so m a n y instances of piety a m o n g the children. In Narasinganur the children have prayers morning and evening, one of the older ones taking his turn in leading; and whe n any of their n umber is ill, all go to that one’s house and pray for its restoration to health. A lit­ tle boy in Orattur, w h o was in the habit of speaking to his heathen friends about Christ, when on his sick hed called them to him and advised them earnestly to forsake their idols. . W h e n dying, he said^ “ I a m going to the Lord Jesus; H e only can save m e ;” The Catechists report that in all the villages, the children sing Christian lyrics only ; that they are regular at Church, and recite their cate­ chism promptly. This earnestness a m o n g the younger, m e m b e r s of our congregation is the most hopeful feature of our work, as it shows that however bigoted and ignorant the parents m a y be, the next generation will not be wanting in intelligence and piety. Self-Support.— I a m glad to be able to report a real advance in .the direction of self-support. T h e agents and head m e m b e r s ,of the different churches, m o v e d by a desire to secure a native pastor, held a meeting in March last and organized a Society, the. object of which is to collect funds for the support of native pastors. T h e s u m of Rs. 300 has been pledged, of which Rs. 200 has already been paid in, all of which was contributed by the Christians themselves. T h e churches are stirred up in the matter, and w e hope for a steady advance hereafter. T h e churches of Narasin­ ganur and Orattur have requested Classis to ordain Catechist Paul Bailey as pastor over them, which I hope will be carried out soon. A t present the pastoral care of the churches falls upon the Mission­ ary. This is not as it should be, and were there a native pastor to assist him, he would find more time to devote to evangelistic work. Evangelistic W o r k.— With the care of so m a n y Christian congre­ gations scattered over such a large district, and requiring frequent visits, it has not been possible for-me to do m u c h work a m o n g the heathen. I have not m a d e a single tour during the year with the express object of preaching to them. What work I have done has been in and about the station and in the villages which I have visited during m y tours a m o n g


the churches. I have, however, kept the Catechists and R e a d ­ ers at this work pretty faithfully, and they have preached dur­ ing the year to 65,480 people! S o m e of the reports of the native agents are so interesting that I will extract a few passages from one or two of them. S. A. Sebastian, H e a d Master, Anglo Vernacular School, Tindivanam, writes: “ T h e Gospel has been m a d e k n o w n by m e and other Mission helpers to very m a n y Hindus. S o m e two or three years ago the heathen were very m u c h prejudiced against Christianity and would not co m e near the place where w e conducted our meetings and ser­ vices. These prejudices have gradually died away, and in course of time w e have reason to believe that they will altogether cease. T h e merchants and other Hindus n o w freely come into our place of worship and gladly hear our preaching without the least disturb­ ance. A few years ago they used to interrupt us by their objec­ tions and silly questions, and showed signs of irritable temper w h e n a contrast was m a d e between the licentious life led by their deities and the unspotted and pure life led b y Jesus Christ. O n c e while preaching on the text, ‘Neither is'there salvation in any other, for there is none other n a m e under H e a v e n given a m o n g m e n whereby w e must be saved,’ a m a n said, to me, ‘If so, w h y does not yourChrist visit and preach in India and perform His miracles here as H e did in Judea ?’ I replied that even those w h o saw Jesus’ miracles and heard His preaching, took and slew Him, and that the Hindus would probably do the sa m e even if H e visited India. I then quoted the passage, ‘ Blessed, are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.’” Paul Bailey, Catechist of Orattur, writes : “ W h e n I preach to the Heathen, they inquire and discuss in a friendly m anner about Christianity; but w h e n I. urge them to con­ fess Christ openly, they fear to do so, because of their friends and relatives. Nevertheless, w e have great reason for encouragement that so m a n y have believed in Christ. Only a few years ago it was difficult to find a Christian in these parts, n o w they are found in m a n y villages and are still increasing. I praise G o d for permitting m e to see the fruits of m y labors. M a n y of G o d ’s servants, after serving in sorrow and tears, have gone a w a y without reaping. That I have been permitted not only to sow, but also to reap and gather in the storehouse, is a cause of great joy to me.” Book and Tract Distrib (itiore.^-There hP-s been considerable


Christian literature sold during the year. T h e report of the Bo o k Depot sales are as follows:— Bibles and Portions, 150; Christian school Books, 627; Tracts, 1,693. • Besides this the Colporteur of the Madras Bible Society has sold 2,420 Bibles, and Portions. * Educational W o r k .— There are 25 Schools connected with,‘the station, of which two are exclusively for girls. T h e y n u m b e r 355 boys and 159 girls— an increase of 85 boys and 4 girls over last year. T h e village schools did poorly the first six months of the year, owing to the severity of the times, but since September they have been steadily improving, and w e hope for a steady advance in this department, T h e Anglo-Vernacular School at the Station con­ tinues to do well, as the report of the H e a d Master shows. - ■ H e a d Master's Report.— “ The B o y s ’ School consists of 115 ' pupils. T h e highest class boys are prepared for the Middle School Examination, for which five have appeared; the result of which is not known. A comparative examination was held in the middle of October by the Deputy Inspector, in which the boys acquitted themselves, on the whole, satisfactorily. T h e Result Department was examined on the 3d and 4th December, and realized a grant of rupees 263. T h e whole school was also examined in the Bible by the •Manager, and the average marks for all classes were between half and three-fourths. In the highest class M . Narasimmacharry, a Brah­ min boy, and Rajmahomed, a Mahomedan, secured 80 and 72 per cent, respectively. In the lower classes, E. Arunachella Iyer, S. A. Samraja, Manikkam, Vedamanikam, S. A . Jepamoney, and T. A. Sundram, secured, 87, 85, 75, 82, 83 and 80 per cent, respec­ tively; a sufficient proof that in this school secular teaching is not incompatible with sound religious instruction. This school is the means by which w e have an influence over the-whole town, and have access to,"and intimacy with, the inhabitants. 1 “ S o m e years ago the Bible was torn up and strictly prohibited from being studied by the pupils in their homes. This prohibition is not n o w made, and the boys are allowed to study their Bible lessons without any restriction. T he different sects of the Hi n d u children w h o were formerly very particular in wearing marks on their forehead, are n o w beginning to be indifferent about them. S o m e of the older boys have often shown their appreciation of Christian prayers, and after leaving school have written to m e ask­ ing m e to pray for them. These letters are of Christian tone and sentiment. T h e Bible is taught systematically an hour every day,


and m u c h attention is paid to training the pupils in sound morality, „by introducing into the classes books published b y the Christian Vernacular Education Society. ' "Ihe financial condition of the school deserves a few remarks. The income from fees has been to the a m o u n t of Rupees 701-8-0, being an average of Rupees 59 per m e n sem. This added to the Government Result-grant, which amounted to Rupees 259, consid­ erably lessens the expense to the Mission. A s the whole school is to be placed under the Result-system for 1881, and the higher standards will also receive grants, the income will be increased and the school be run with but little expense to the Mission.” The- Hi nd u Girls’ School at the station consists n o w of only 22 girls. Efforts have been m a d e to increase the number, but with no good effect. T h e school has'never been in such a bad state as now, and there seems to be but little hope that it will improve. T h e number of Government officials in Tindivanam is small, and the merchants and cultivators take no interest in the education of their daughters. T h e school will, however, be kept up with the hope that there will be a revival of interest in it a m o n g the inhabitants.

Rev. J. "W. Scudder, M. A., M . D., Missionary in Charge; Mrs. J. W . Scudder, Miss J. Scudder. Rev. A b r a h a m William, Native Pastor, Kattupadi; Mr. J. -Nallatambi, H e a d Master of Seminary ; S. Daniel, Second Master; Sami Sastri, Teacher of S a n ­ scrit and Telugu; Jaganathan, Catechist; Rebekah, Schoolmistress. In the Out-stations.— A. Massilamoney, Jacob Rajee, Johnson, Catechists ; Israel Andrew,* Christian Samuel, David Vareed, Asststant Catechists; C. Solomon, S. Vadamanikam, David Daniel, lyavu David, Antony, Readers and Schoolmasters; S. Treadwell, M. Paramanandam, Teachers; Mary, Martha, Esther, School­ mistresses. Rev. Dr. Jared W . Scudder writes in regard to this Station and its dependencies: ' There are 16 Out-Stations connected with Vellore. During the year 1880, nine persons were received into this Church on Confession of faith, and four b y certificate from other churches. Twenty-six communicants were dismissed to other churches, and one died. Nine infants received baptism. T h e 3


Lord’s Supper was celebrated eight times. Three marriages were solemnized. T h e number of communicants at the close of the year ^ was ninety-two, as against 104 in 1879, showing a decrease of twelve. T h e decrease w as caused mainly by the removal of Church m e m b e r s from Vellore. T h e services held were m u c h the' same as in the preceding year, viz., three preaching services on each Lord’s day, two in Tamil and one in English; and three prayer meetings a w e e k held in the houses of Church members. Pastoral supervision and visitation, have been diligently attended to throughout the year. , There are three Sunday-schools here, one Tamil, in the Mission compound, a second, also Tamil, held in the Mission Church, and the third, English, conducted b y Mrs. and Miss Scudder in the school-house adjoining the Church. • ' Both the Sabbath services, and the Sunday.-schools have been well attended throughout the year, and evidence is not wanting that they have been productive of spiritual good to m a n y souls. Unity and concord have prevailed, and Church discipline has hap­ pily remained uncalled for. Rupees 49-8-6 were given to the Pastor’s Fund, and other, col­ lections and contributions amounted to Rupees 294-1-3, making a total ot Rupees 343-9-9. Only one Parochial School has been kept open this year. This has been attended by both Eurasian and native children. W e are indebted to Dr. and Mrs. Parker of Masulipatam for a large part of ' tbe salary paid to-the teacher of this school. It has done its quota of good, and has in its humble w a y conduced to the improvement of the little boys and girls attending it. Hindu Girls’ Schools.— The two reported on last year have been continued throughout this. A third school w as opened on the first of August last, and w as in less than a w e e k filled with pupils, the daughters of the wealthiest and best H i n d u families in Vellore; the greater part of them being of Brahmin and other high-caste lineage. O n the day of its opening, a public meeting w as held, at which the Munsiff of Vellore presided. T h e large court of the school building was crowded with native gentlemen, several of w h o m m a d e excellent addresses in commendation of female educa­ tion. Mrs. and Miss Scudder have, as usual, given constant atten­ tion to these schools, visiting and teaching classes in them daily, and examining them frequently. M o r e than a hundred pupils’ na m e s are on the Rolls of each of the two larger schools, while the


average daily attendance has been 75 in one and 80 in the other. T h e third school, located in a less favorable locality, numbers about 40 scholars. Bible lessons, Catechism and Christian H y m n s have each their place in the schedule of instruction. These institutions are doing well, and are a source to us of great interest and satisfaction. The girls are generally bright, quick to apprehend, and eager to learn. W e trust the day is not distant w h e n Hindu parents will manifest an enthusiasm in the education of their daughters equal to that which they n o w exhibit in regard to their sons. T h e amount awarded under the results grant to the two older schools was Rs. 370-4-0; the n e w school got nothing of course, as under the rules it could not be presented for examination during the first year of its existence.

A R C O T SEMINARY.

This institution has done as well perhaps as could be expected under the circumstances. Burdened with work which, if our For­ eign Missionary force were larger, would be partitioned a m o n g sev­ eral men, I have been able to give the Seminary no more than a general superintendence. T h e H e a d Master was prevented ,by illness from attending to his duties for several months in the latter, part of the year. T h e staff of native teachers too has been insuffi­ cient to meet the needs of tbe classes. Taking all these drawbacks into consideration, the condition of the school is not, I think, dis­ creditable. Doubtless it would have done better under more fav­ orable conditions. T h e pupils have studied hard, and behaved well, ana the examination in December, though not as well sustained in all respects as in previous years, was on the whole satisfactory. It is eminently desirable, that the means of conducting this institu­ tion on a scale commensurate with its importance, should be speed­ ily afforded. It can never be what it ought to be, until tbe super­ intendence and instruction it deserves are furnished to it. W e have long'wished and waited for larger appliances and larger re­ sults. B u t w e must be content still to wish and wait as patiently as w.e can. Mrs. Scudder, besides caring for all the secular wants, of the Seminary, has also taught an English class three times a week. In March last, six of the pupils united witff the .Church on


confession of their faith. T w o graduates of the institution were sent out into the Mission field in J a n u a r y ; and four lads were hon­ orably dismissed. T h e present n u mber of pupils is thirty-six. Anglo-Vernacular School.-— In September last, Mr. C. K. Sivaramiab, the Manager of a large Middle Class School in Vellore, with an attendance of more than 200 H i n d u lads, requested the/ Mission to assume its charge and management. T h e request was complied with, and the institution is n o w k n o w n as the American Anglo-Vernacular School. W e shall, try to m a k e it thoroughly efficient and useful. Out-Stations.— U n d e r this head I have no marked changes to re­ port. T h e congregations are in numbers, as well as in other re­ spects, m u c h the sam e as they were in the previous year. There have been no large accesions, and no large fallings off. In one or two localities I have united feeble congregations under the care of a single native helper. This accounts for the disappearance of two names from our village lists as reported in 1879. T h e people of these congregations are gradually improving in knowledge and in social standing; but, owing to their extreme poverty and other i m ­ peding causes, their progress is necessarily slow, and sometimes discouraging to them, as well as to us. Y e t they have in most instances, m a d e unquestionable advances from the condition'in which Christianity first found them, and w e are content to k n o w that their motion, though not so rapid as w e could wish, is still on­ ward and upward. • O f the Village Schools I can speak quite cheeringly, for these have m a d e a notable advance during the past year. T h e native assistants are beginning to k n o w that, with regard to these schools, laxity of effort under real or imaginary difficulties, will no longer be either excused or tolerated. T h e change produced by this con­ viction in the efficiency of the' teachers and the progress of the scholars, has in s o m e places been quite remarkable. I trust that the coming year will prove one of still larger stimulation, and still better results. T h e prosperity of our general work in the district depends in no small degree, on the prosperity of these little schools; and, humble as they are, they merit all the effort and encourage­ men t that can be bestowed on them. Evangelistic Wor*.— Preaching to the heathen has, as in the pre­ vious year, been limited to the vicinity of occupied points. O ur force, whether of missionaries or of native assistants, is not suffi­ cient to m a k e extended aggressive mov e m e n t s on the outlying


heathenisra. B u t daily evangelistic labor has been steadily prose­ cuted at the various stations and out-stations under m y care throughout the y e a r : and more than 133,000 heathen have heard the Gospel from the lips of the Christian preacher. T h e details of this work are given in a general s u m m a r y on another page. The Reading R o o m in Vellore has been keptopen daily, Sundays excepted. Bibles, Tracts and educational books to the value ot Rupees 69-10-7 were sold from its stock during the twelve-month. T H E J A P A N MISSION. (Organized 1859.) MUsionaries.— Revs. Henry Stoat, Eagene S. Booth. Assistant Missionaries.— Mrs. Stout, and Mrs. Booth. ' Native Ordained Minister.— Rev. Asashi Segawa. Unlicensed Paid Helper.— Mr. Takenori Tsuge. Licensed Student in the TheoloQical.School at Tokiyo. — Mr. Ichiji Tomegawa. * Y O K O H A M A STATION.

Missionaries.— Rev. Jas. H. Ballagh, Rev. E. R. Miller, in America, Assistant Missionaries.— ’Nx*. Ballagh, Mrs. Miller, in America, Miss E. C. Whitbeck, Miss H. L. Winn.

Native Ordained Minister.— Rev. Akira’Inagnki. Licensed Helpers.— Messrs. Tockichi Ito and Hidetera Yamamoto. Unlicensed Paid Helpers.— Mr. Yuyemon Kitamura. Licensed Student in the Theological School at Tokiyo.— ULr. Kaichi Banno. TOKIO STATION.

Missionaries.— Hcv. Guido F. Yerbeck, D.D., L.L.D., Rev. James L. Amerman. Assistant Missionaries.— Mrs. Yerbeck, Mrs. Amerman. Native Ordained Ministers.— Rev. Masateuma Okuno, Rev. Shigeto Maki, Rev. Kajinosuke Ibnka, Rev. Masahisa Uyemura, Rev. Jiutaro Sudzuki. Licensed Student in Theological School.— Kaka Eobayashi. Colporteur,— Chikanaga Sudzuki.


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N A G A S A K I STATION.

O n e organized Church, with twenty-three baptized m e m b e r s in­ cluding four children. O n e Sunday-school with three scholars. O n e out-station at Kagoshima, a city about one hundred miles .south of Nagasaki. T h e Gospel has been preached also in some of the neighboring cities and villages, as opportunity has offered. Rev. Mr. Booth reports as follows : W h e n it is remembered that the only Missionary on the station was both inexperienced in the work and unable to speak the language, it will not appear strange that a more aggressive work has not been engaged in. T h e plan followed has been to cultivate and strengthen if possible, by example and precept, those w h o had already been gathered in rather than to extend the boundaries of the station. There have been three services each w e e k during the year, in the native chapel, besides regular visits to Omura, as often as twice a .month, during five months of the year. T h e attendance at O m u r a has averaged about twenty-five, though in the face of a strong opposition from the Buddhist priests. T h e average attendance upon the chapel service in Nagasaki has been for evening service, thirty-five, and the morning, fifteen. ' Three persons were baptized during the year, including one in­ fant. T h e incidents connected with the baptism of Kumashiro 0. Lui, and Miyanage 0. Suga, are so remarkable that w e m a y be par­ 'doned if w e refer right here to a full account of it which appeared in the Mission Monthly of July, 1880. T w o have been dismissed by letter and one excluded, so that the n u m b e r of communicants is one less than last year, while the number of baptized m e m bers is unchanged. T h e n umber of candidates for baptism is five, includ­ ing three w o m e n in Saga, w h o have been taught Christianity by Miyanage 0. Suga. A t the beginning of the year the Sunday, school numbered eighteen scholars, but is n o w reduced to three owing to the parents, w h e n they learned of the nature of the in­ struction given, forbidding their children’s coming to school. A s to the matter of teaching, very little has been done.- A few English-speaking Japanese have been instructed in the Scrip­ tures. T w o of w h o m have asked for baptism. M a n y have applied for Christian instruction, yet in most cases it would transpire that they were more anxious for English than for Christianity, and w h e n instruction in English was refused, they would no longer come. A n effort was m a d e in the early part of the year to bring the Christian literature in Japanese before the people in a different


w a y than the usual colportage. Permission to exhibit Bibles and other Christian books at the annual exposition, held in Nagasaki, was obtained from the authorities. T h e place assigned happened to be within the precincts of a large Shinto temple, which had been given to the C o m p a n y for the use of exhibitors. T h e place was fitted up and opened at tbe proper time for the inspection of the 'crowds w h o daily passed by. T h e priests, however, entered c o m ­ plaint, and the exhibit was closed, not, however, until after the ex­ pense incurred in fitting up the place had been refunded. T h e e x ­ hibit was removed to a street close at hand, where it remained until the close of the exposition. Ab o u t one hundred and fifty -copies of Scripture portions and other Christian books were sold, beside about six hundred tracts distributed. In the course of the year but one preaching tour was made. Then Mr. Tsuge visited Amakasa, Shimabara, and Saga. In the firstmentioned place he received no welcome and found no opportunity to preach publicly. H e went, however, from house to house, leav­ ing tracts and telling the people about, the Saviour. In the last mentioned places, over a hundred gathered to hear'him. Rev. Mr. S e g a w a reports that he has baptized four persons since he began work in Kagoshima; that one has been dismissed by let­ ter, and that there are two candidates for baptism. H e holds two services each we e k with an audience of eight in regular attendance. H e also has four regular pupils. In this report the facts relative to the work of the station are briefly sketched, which work has manifestly been blessed of God, though tbe harvest is not yet. T h e time and strength of the Mis­ sionary have been occupied with the language. Still interruptions from one cause or another, occuring nearly every day, have pre­ vented him making the progress in the language he had hoped. Mr. Stout’s return to Japan is daily expected, and he will soon, in the good providence of God, take up his work with us on his old field. A n d w e trust brighter days are in store in the near future. Brother A m e r m a n ’s visit to the station last winter was of great service. His counsel and presence were invaluable in the help they afforded to the Missionary and the reorganization of the work. YOKOHAMA

STATION.

O n e organized Church, with 178 baptized m e m bers including twenty children. Three Sunday-schools with 131 scholars. Three


out-stations, Eanagawa, Mishiraa, and Nagoya. H e r e also is tBe Isaac Ferris Seminary, with 31 pupils. Rev. Mr. Ballagh reports as follows : O f the m e m b e r s of this station absent during the year, have been Dr. and Mrs. S. R. B r o w n and daughter, Miss Harriet Brown, Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Miller. T h e latter are on their return to Japan via Europe, while the former, Dr. Brown, at the ripe age of seventy, passed to his rest and reward, while on a visit to the h o m e of his childhood at Monson, Mass. A s this is the first loss by death of any m e m b e r of our Mission for twenty years, it becomes us to thankfully record G o d ’s goodness to us for all these years, and to acknowledge the m e r c y manifested in the orderings of our coven­ ant keeping G o d in leading our brother and father in the Mission to lie'down peacefully to rest a m o n g his kindred and friends in the h o m e land. T h e future of his wi d o w and daughter are u n k n o w n to us. Possibly they m a y be unable to return to this land again. T h e laborers in the field for the year 1880 have Keen engaged as follows: Miss E. C. Witbeck and Miss H. L. W i n n have been in charge of the Isaac Ferris Seminary, and submit the following report: “ T h e report from the Isaac Ferris Seminary will not differ essen­ tially from that of last year, for there have been but few changes in the school during the past twelve mouths. T h e n umber of pupils remains about the sam e — thirty-one— with an average of twentynine. Although the n u m b e r continues tbe same, there have been a good m a n y changes a m o n g the scholars, a n u m b e r of the older ones having from one cause and another been withdrawn from the school b y their parents. This, of course, is m u c h to be regretted, as in building up a school it is always discouraging to have pupils leave just as they are beginning to m a k e progress in their studies. This is an especially discouraging feature in the work a m o n g Japanese, and one for which there seems to be no remedy. W e can but trust that the instruction which is faithfully given while the pupils remain with us, will take root in their minds and spring up into Christian life, though w e m a y never k n o w of it in this world. The places of those w h o have left have, in nearly all instances, been filled b y younger girls w h o require m u c h mor e care, and whose in­ struction must be from the beginning. “ T h e religious instruction of the school continues as heretofore. T h e daily teachings being the Bible class in the morning, and the evening devotional exercises. Both the daily prayer meetings are


continued, conducted by the pupils themselves, each taking her turn in leading. T h e n there is the weekly prayer meeting on Fri­ day afternoon, in which the pupils from the American Mission H o m e and this school unite, meeting alternately at the two places. O n Sunday the scholars are all required to attend divine service in the morning, and those w h o wish attend evening service also, of which privilege all the older pupils avail themselves. “ Sunday-school in the afternoon consists of a short address, singing, and prayer, after which the school divides into classes, each pupil being required to recite a portion of the catechism, the older ones from the Heidelberg, and those younger from the pri­ mary catechism. In connection with the Sunday-school, the work carried on by the scholars consists at present of one school on S u n ­ day afternoon, and two .meetings during the week. T h e attendance on the Sunday school is excellent, and although not so good at the other meetings, still it is sufficient to induce a continuance of them. If no other good is done, this work must have its effect upon the Christian girls w h o carry it on, taking them out of themselves and giving them something to do for the Master, w h o m they profess to love and serve. O n e school, which, up to the s u m m e r vacation, was held at the house of a teacher in the town, has been discontin­ ued, because the old m a n refuses longer to allow his building to be used for the purpose. W e can but regret that such has been the fate of this school, as it was in every respect prosperous, the attend­ ance averaging thirty each Lord’s day. , “ A few weeks since a servant w h o has been som e two or three years in the family, was baptized and admitted to the Church, upon profession of bis faith. “ A s is well k n o w n there are but two ladies connected with the Ferris Seminary, and w e cannot close our report without again call­ ing attention to the fact, and asking that som e one m a y be sent out to aid in the work of raising up an educated and Christian class of w o m e n in Japan.” ■ T h e Missionary in charge has been engaged in assisting the pastor of the native Church in preaching at the regular Church services, in conducting preaching services at Kanagawa, and in conducting a Bible class of nearly all the church m e m b e r s on Sabbath mornings, immediately after divine services. • A good part of the year a half-hour Sabbath-school service was held for the children of the foreign Sunday-school, and since its discontinuance a native Sunday-school has been commenced, largely


'composed of the pupils of the private school under the Missionary^ care, and the pupils of the Methodist Protestant Mission School. Besides the pupils of these schools, s o m e interesting cases of in­ quirers have c o m e to light by their coming for Bible instruction to this afternoon Sunday-school. ' T h e weekrday services of the Missionary, assisted b y his wife, have been chiefly confined to a school for Japanese and Eurasian 'children, where Japanese and English are taught in about equal proportions. There are two or three of the pupils, together with 'the Japanese teacher, w h o have the ministry in view, and their progress in a knowledge of English and of Christian truth has been 'very considerable. T h e n u m b e r of pupils has been from fifteen to twenty. A boarding department for ten or twelve of the pupils has been carried on free of expense to the Mission, excepting the amount allowed for the Japanese teacher for Mr. Ballagh, viz, $100, or $ 10 per month for the school year. T w o missionary tours, one of four weeks’ duration, and the other of two weeks’ time, were m a d e to .the country stations in charge of this part of the Mission. Also a few days visit was m a d e by tbe native Church pastor to these stations, on his w a y to Os u p u to attend the A n nual Conference of Native Christians held at that place. T h e reports of the licensed helpers engaged at the out-stations are as follows: . Y a m a m o t o Hidetera reports his work in the city of Nagoya, in the province Owari, to have been: Besides Sabbath services in two places in Nagoya, he has held three meetings a week, with an at­ tendance of five or six persons. Three persons have been baptized, two more are applicants, and six persons are constant hearers. O n e convert has m a d e application to the Mission to be admitted to prep­ aration for the ministry. A licensed student helper assisted Y a m a m o t o three months in the'summer vacation. Besides his work in the large city of Nagoya, he has held one we e k night service at Okazaki, a city of so m e importance in the neighboring province of Mikawa. H e r e three men, prominent as educators, are his pupils in learning Christian doctrine. T h e city of N a g o y a is occupied b y the American Methodist Episcopal Mission, in concert with ourselves, and representatives of Greek and R o m a n Catholic Churches are beginning work there. ’ • T h e city of Nagoya, from its situation in the large and fertile province of Owari, at the head of the B a y of K u w a n a , is a large and prosperous place. Its inhabitants combine the idolatry of


Ephesus and the licentiousness of Corinth. It is the centre of the Shin Shiu sect of Buddhists, w h o are unbounded in their devotion to their patron deity, Amida, and in their efforts to prevent the introduction of Christianity. T h e public press is opposed to Christianity, and the schools, which are large and good, are taught with the same spirit. It seems to be the most conservative of all Japanese cities. T h e work at this point, after two years’ effort, seems in danger of having to be discontinued for lack of laborers of the right stamp to occupy the field. Our young brother, Y a m a ­ moto, has done well, but he justly deserves a fuller course of preparation for his work, and there is no-one to take his place. T h e point is indeed important, as it is easy of access by sea, and is on the circuit to our work in U e d a and Shin Shiu. Three great provinces intervene between Owari and Idzu, where is our next station to the north, and each of these provinces, in a good measure falls to us, from our having points of contact already established at ‘Okazaki,' Toyohashi, H a m a m a t s u and Sagara, chief cities in •Mikawa and Towotomi, while in Suruga w e have several stations alreadj', such as Omiya, Yoshiwara, N u m a d z n and K o y a m a . T h e report of licensed helper, Ito Tokichi, stationed at Mishima, in Idzu, is as follows : Six services have been held every week, two at Mishima, N u midzu and Koyama, respectively. Besides there are twelve places where occasional meetings have been held, viz, N a kayama, Imazato, Nagatsuku, Luginazawa, Hidozawa, Ogiwasa, Gotembu, Hakone, Tamanaka, Ikaduba, Yoshiwara and Omiza. Baptisms twelve, including three children, one m a n excluded. T e n persons, including two children, withdrew, and united with the Greek Church. Eleven candidates for baptism and fourteen inquirers. This brother has been assisted in part b y a deacon ofthe Church at Y okohama, w h o spent a part of the year as a colporteur of the American Bible Society, and latterly as an unlicensed paid helper of the Mission. This helperhas m a d e two visits to the neighboring province of Koshiu, on one of which he was accompanied b y Bro. Ito. Also, occasional help has been rendered by native brethren from Yokohama, visiting him, or remaining permanently there, in connection with a cotton spinning factory, which Bro. Ito has sought to establish for the aid of indigent Christians, and as a means of exhibiting a practical observance of the Sabbath by cessation of labor on that day. Also one or two of the young lady pupils in the W o m a n ’s Union Mission School spent a couple of


months during their S u m m e r vacation in labors for w o m e n in con­ nection with his work. In the part of this helper’s field that lies in the province of Suruga he is in concert with the Canadian W e s l e y a n Mission labor­ ers at Numa d z u , with w h o m the best of feeling obtains. T h e Greek Church representatives, and R o m a n Catholics, h o w ­ ever, especially the former, have occasioned m u c h trouble by their * seductions to win m a n y followers,'and, b y their success so far, as to lead a w a y several of w h o m w e could have hoped better things. T h e case of discipline in this part of the field was a trying one, but one that called loudly for its exercise, and all must have felt freer after its administration. It was through this excommunicated m a n ’s influence, and that of his partizans, that the defection to the Greeks took place. It will work its o w n cure, however, and apprised us all of the dangerous character of the so-called Christianity of the Greek Church. O n e feature of our work in this part of the field affords some satisfaction, viz, the purchase of two buildings that have been converted into churches. O n e of them w a s the former guard-house of the castle at Numadzu, and stands n o w as a tower on the walls of Zion, in a very commanding position in that city. A n d the other is a building bought and re-erected at a desirable point near the High-bridge in K o y ama. T h e exterior and interior of the church at Y o k o h a m a have been put in thorough repair, and a balance on hand of five hundred dol­ lars ($500), will be used in meeting the land rent and insurance on the property, and in putting a durable and m u c h needed fence on the street ends of the property. A n alteration in the lecture-room of the church has m a d e it a favorite place of assembly for meetings of prayer, and gives to our Church in Japan something of the privilege it has long enjoyed in America of furnishing a place for a daily meeting of prayer. T h e spiritual interests of the Church at Y o k o h a m a continue to prosper under the faithful care of its pastor, Rev. Inagaki A h e r u and his Board of Elders. TOKIO STATION.

Four organized churches, with one hundred and sixty-two m e m ­ bers, including seventeen children. Four Sabbath-schools, with one hundred and fifteen children. Three out-stations. • H e r e also is the Union Theological School, in which our Mission has been represented during the past year b y two Professors and


six students, the whole number in the school being four Professors and twenty-two students. T h e condition of this school at the be­ ginning of this year is indicated below. Rev. Dr. Verbeck and Rev.- Mr. A m e r m a n report as follows : Ordinations.— following ordinations took place, during the year, viz: Ibuka Kajinosuke, Tokio, pastor of the Koji-Machi Church, Jan. 17 ; U y e m u r a Masahisa, Tokio, pastor of the S h ’taya Church, Jan. 17 ; Sudzuki Jiutaro, Musashi, pastor of the W a d o ­ mura: Church, June 20. Licensures.— T h e following students of the Theological School were licensed to preach the Gospel, viz: Banno, Kobayashi, T o m e g a w a and Furzuawa, all on April 9. Golporiage.— Sudzuki Chikanaga w a s engaged as Colporteur from Jan. 16 to Sept. 30, chiefly in Tokio, and in the vicinity of the churches at U y e d a and W a d o m u r a , working also for the American , Bible Society, which paid one-haif of his salary and expenses, the other half having been specially given to us here in aid of his . work. . W o r k in the CAurcAes.— Church work has progressed quietly, without striking events in any of the churches ; but each exhibits ' an-increase in membership. Twenty-four adults have been b a p ­ tized during the year, which is an increase of six over last year, there ■ being at present one hundred and forty-five adult members, as against one hundred and nineteen last year. T h e contributions’of the churches show a marked increase in every case. Last y e a r . • they amounted to yen 191.80 and this year to .yen 345.823. When.., w e consider the increased cost of living, this is remarkable. N o , church is supported wholly by the Mission. T h e U y e d a church , defrays all of its expenses. T h e two churches in Tokio contribute two yen each per month toward the salaries of their pastors and pay. all their other expenses, except rent. T h e church at W a d o m u r a pays in the s a m e w a y two yen per month and all of its other ' expenses, including rent. . W o m e n ’s meetings have been held during the whole or part of the year in the church at U y e d a and in the two Tokio churches. T b e Rev. Mr. Maki continued in the pastorate of the U y e d a Church until a few weeks ago; w h e n it was thought best that .the Church should for the present be left in charge of the Elder, w h o : will maintain the various services, while Rev. Mr. Maki will devote himself to the establishment and extension of our work in. and around Komoro, a town-about twenty-five miles this side of Uyeda; . ’


In this town he has already labored as he has had opportunity, under our direction, and has gathered a congregation of sixty or seventy hearers. H e will visit Uyeda, from time to time, to ad­ minister the sacraments, and to give the people such aid and advice as m a y be needed. During the year m a n y services have been held in other towns and villages of this province. U y e d a itself lies about 150 miles northwest from Tokio. W a d o m u r a lies thirty miles to the north of Tokio, and the supply of the church here with preaching and other ordinances continued to be given from Tokio until June, w h e n Rev. Mr. Sudzuki became its pastor. His fidelity is attested by the growth of his church from twenty-three to thirty-three adult members. Regular meetings have also been held in two villages a few miles distant. T h e Shitaya Church, Tokio, still occupies the little house in which it was organized last year, and this with so m e other difficulties operates against its growth. Five adults have here m a d e public confession of Christ this year. T h e n e w chapel of the Koji-machi Church, Tokio, was dedicated M a y 6, and, as had been anticipated, the attendance immediately in­ creased largely, and everything seemed to promise a period of great prosperity. But, on June 8, a fire swept over that section of the city, consuming the chapel and the houses of several members of the con­ gregation. W e were glad after the delay of s o m e weeks to secure again the building which.the church had formerly occupied, and there the services are regularly held. T h e loss was great for the Church as well as for the Mission.- T he attendance having fallen immediately below what it was before the occupation of the n e w building. In connection with this Church w e are about beginning a parochial school, which will be under the care of the pastor’s wife. During the greater part of the year, Rev. Dr. Verbeck, has preached once on each Sabbath, in each of the two Tokio Churches. T h e Kiyobashi Church, formerly called the Ginza Church, reported last year as having received with our sanction, the partial service of Rev. Mr. Okuno, as acting pastor, obtained a pastor of its o w n early in the 'year, and, after receiving pecuniary aid from us for a few months, finally resumed its position of entire independence. , , Prison Wo rk.— This work alluded to in our last report, has been continued through the year. Rev. Mr. O k u n o visits the prison at Kosugo-mura, seven and half miles from Tokio, once in two weeks regularly, and as often as he can on rainy/days, which are days of partial rest at the prison. H e has audiences of from 1,000 to 1,300


and a small class under special instruction, including a n umber of, candidates for baptism. , Union Theological School.— A s regards the general condition and affairs of this school, w e would refer to the Report of the Council of the three Missions. A s regards our missions, w e have had during the year past, but six students in the school, one of w h o m w e were obliged to suspend for unsatisfactory work and conduct; one h a s , been ordained, and one withdrawn for evangelistic.work. W e have begun the n e w year with only the remaining three in the school. T h e opening of the present session was delayed by the Daisek’kiyo-kuwai, which w as held during the wee k following the iall session of the Chiu-Kuwai. T h e school opened October 17, with seventeen students. ' T he news of the possible establishment of a preparatory school is highly gratifying; the great need of which is sufficiently evident from the increased and increasing requirements of the work, and the small number of students of our Mission attending the Theological School at present. T he Dai-sek’kiyo-Kuwai was in every w a y an encouraging event. Itinerary.— In consequence of Rev. Mr, Ballagh’s inability to visit Nagasaki, as desired by the Mission at its last annual meeting,. Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n was called to go there in his place. Accord­ ingly he went in January, and w as absent about a month. RevDr. Verbeck visited U y e d a twice during the year, in January and October. H e found the spiritual condition of the m e m b e r s all that could be desired in so useful a branch of our Church. The difficulty, under which the U y e d a Church had been laboring for some time past, had reference chiefly to its financial inability sufficiently to support its pastor, Rev. Mr..Maki. Translation.— Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n has been m u c h engaged on a revision ot the translation of his lectures on N e w Testament The o ­ logy, which will be sent to the press in a few weeks. Rev. Dr. Verbeck translated the “ Canons ofthe Synod of Dort.” This work was done for the Chiu-Kuwai, and with the assistance of Rev. Mr. Okuno. Dr. Verbeck also revised the translation of the “ Bo o k of Discipline ” (translated b y Rev. Mr. Uyemura), and has been more or less engaged on Old Testament translations. Dr, Verbeck and Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n were also engaged with the committee charged with the translation a nd revision of the “ Rules of Order ” for the Chiu-Kuwai,


PUBLICATIONS.

In connection with the council of the three missions, w e have published: 300 Canons of the Synod of Dort. . . . . . . . . . 51 pages. “ 500 Westminister Confessions... .•. . . . . . . . 108 200 Rules of Order for Chiu-Kuwai....... . 8 “ 3,000 Japanese H y m n B o o k s . . . . . . . . . . . 110 “ A n d the Minutes of Chiu-Kuwai. W e have also published during the year— 2.500 P r o g r a m m e s for the W e e k of Prayer... 4 “ 3.000 Seiaei-Shoyo( Pacts in A i d of Faith.) First and second editions. . . . . . . . . . . .. 25 “ 1.000 Biyo-Chiki-Mondo (Conversations with a Temple Keeper.) Second edition.... . 61 “ 2.000 Dojo-no-Shiu-Ko ( A Child’s Faith)... 5 “ 2.000 Christmas Tract. Third edition_____ 4 “ 10.000 Ivesu Kiyo-Mondo. Fifth edition... U “ • 3,000 lyesu-Kiyo-Riyak’kai. Second edition., 22 “ 23.500 copies in all. ' In May, Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n accepted the temporary care of the Yorobashiki Otodzure, or “ Glad Tidings,” a children’s paper of 12 pages, supported by the Foreign S. S. Association of Brooklyn N. Y., having a circulation of m o r e than 2,500 copies monthly.’ This he continued to edit until October, w h e n the re-opening of the Theological School m a d e it impossible for him to devote to it the time required, and it then passed into other hands. . Rev. Messrs. Yerbeck and A m e r m a n have been engaged with Rev. Mr. Okuno, in continuing the work of preparing and passing through the press a n e w H y m n Boo k for the Native Church. W e gratefully remember that Rev. Dr. Brown, before his departure from Japan, gave some time to this work. T h e n e w H y m n B o o k is n o w in the hands of the Churches. S A L E S - O F TRACTS, ETC.

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750 Christmas Tracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ^ 0 0 pages. . 11,490 lyesu-Kiyo-Mondo. . . . . . . . . . 126,390 “ 50 Shiyo-gaku-Mondo (small Catechism) 2,650 “ 87 Sacramental F o r m s . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,416 “• 314 Heidelberg Catechisms. . . . . . . . . 24,158 “ 1,390 Sei-kei-Shoyo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,750 “ 4


100 Biyoshiki H o n d o . .... 595 Dojio-no-Shinko.... 300 Bible Mirror... ... 1,300 Yesu-kiyo-Ruyak’kai 65 Miscellaneous. . . . . . 16,441 copies in all.

6,100 pages 2,975 “ „ 1,200 * ‘‘ ' 23,600 “ 5,131 237,370 pages.

It should be remembered that the greater part of these sales has been to other missions or to missionaries. T o the above should be added the sale effected by our colporteur, the reports of which are not n o w at hand. The Tracts, etc., given a w a y b y us can be k n o w n only approximately. Exclusive of Portions of Scriptures, these would amount to not less than 6,000 copies, or about 68,000 pages. If w e n o w include in one item the sales reported above, the Pro­ g r a m m e for the W e e k of Prayer, the five months’ issue of the “ Glad Tidings,” and the Scripture Portions sold or given away, w e have been instrumental in putting into circulation this year a very large a mount of Christian Literature, more than 34,000 copies, or over 460,000 pages. ■ American Tract Society Committee.— direction of our Mission, at its last meeting, Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n drew up a memorial propos­ ing to tbe American Tract Society, the expediency of appointing a committee consisting of American missionaries, to have the charge and superintendence of all books, tracts, etc., printed in Japan by funds of the Society. Having obtained the signature of members of several of the other Missions, he forwarded the memorial to the Society, and after some delay received answer that the Executive Committee ofthe Society had approved of the establishment of two committees of the kind proposed, one for Northern Japan a n d ‘one for Southern Japan. • T h e committee for Northern Japan, as lately organized, as nearly as possible, according to the nomination of the said Executive Committee, consists of Dr. Nathan Brown, Chairman ; Dr. Verbeck, Secretary, and Treasurer, Dr. Hepburn, and by appointment of the committee, Rev. Mr. A m e r m a n , Corresponding Secretary. . Chapel Building.— Funds were sent last s u m m e r for the erection of a Chapel, for the special use of Dr. Verbeck, but these have not yet been used. In the first place, both the Missionaries have been too busy to devote the necessary time to its erection. Also the


work already laid out for the year, m a d e it difficult for Dr. Verbeck so far to release himself, as to ‘devote himself to the sole care of a n e w preaching place. Again, after the loss of the Kojimachi Chapel, it was a question whether it would be advisable or right to use these funds for re-building that Chapel. Our Relations with other Missions.— O u r relations with other Missions in this field, have on the whole been cordial and satisfac­ tory, although w e have not been quite free from difficulties arising from the interference of the work of other Missions and ours, in re­ ference to the occupation of- preaching stations in the interior as well as in Tokio. These have, however, all been arranged satisfac­ torily, so as to avoid similar difficulties in the future.

GENEBAI, C O N D I T I O N O F T H E C H U R C H E S .

A s shown by the table of statistics, the condition of the Churches is very gratifying, and abundant cause for thankfulness it afforded. Thirty-seven persons have been baptized during the past twelve months, so that there are n o w three hundred and sixty-three baptized members, including forty-one children, being a net increase of fourteen adults and seven children. • Special attention is called to the increase of contributions of the Churches under our care for the past year, over that of the previous year, from 397 yen to 670 yen, being an average of two yen, and eight sen per adult m e m b e r ; an increase of nearly sixty-nine per centum. The average for the whole twenty-one Churches connected with the Chiu-Kuwai is one yen and seventy-five s e n ; showing that those Churches under our special care are taking the lead in the matter of contributions. ■ ' T h e subject of self-support has received a large amount of careful attention during the year from the Associated Missions, and a plan has been agreed upon, for our future guidance, according to which every organized Church will pay a definite proportion of the expenses of maintaining its services. A n d all Churches having settled pastors shall pay a certain part of their respective pastor’s salary, according to the n umber of communicants. O u r relations with the Associated Missions are both pleasant and profitable. Additional proof is afforded each succeeding year of the value of our union, as a means of establishing the Church of Christ in Japan, and extending its influence. ‘


EDUCATIONAL WORK.

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So far as it is properly organized our educational work is effective and promises great results. But w e are still left to mourn the absence of suitable elementary schools for boys and young men, which would supply students for the Theological School. W e are n o w feeling very deeply what was predicted several years ago, in relation to the small number of candidates lor the ministry within the bounds of our o w n Mission work. T h e Mission begs to call the attention of the Church to former appeals which have been m a d e on this subject, and at the same time to express its gratification for the earnest presentation which the Board’s Committee m a d e to the last General Synod. But the fact still exists that there is not, nor has there been in the history of the Mission, a properly organized pre­ paratory school. There is an immediate necessity for two such schools. O n e at Y o k o h a m a and the other at Nagasaki. A fact greatly to be lamented, is that there are n o w no young m e n prepar­ ing with us to take the places of those w h o will soon go forth from the Theological School into active work, the secret of which is that w e have had no place or m e a n s for elementary training. Again, the work of the Theological School has been hitherto largely occu­ pied with the preparation of m e n for immediate Evangelistic work ; but the time is coming, and n o w is,when a higher standard is neces­ sary, to counteract the evil influences of the so-called scientific instruction given in the Government schools. In order that this m a y be realized, a thorough preparatory course of training is essen­ tial, and a class of youug m e n should' be forthcoming w h o could meet this requirement. . O u r competition with other Missions demands that w e should be even-footed with them in this particular branch of Mission work as in every 'other. There are fields in each of the stations which fall to us naturally, and where the people would c o m e to us from prefer­ ence, but which are rapidly being lost to us, simply because w e have no m e n suitably trained to send to them. W e beg to call the attention of the Church to but one incident a m o n g m a n y of a similar character, which will illustrate our present embarassment. T h e incident referred to is this: A few weeks since a native Christian lady, of considerable wealth, earnestly solicited us to send a Christian preacher to an adjacent island, where it is reported that the people are without any religion what­ ever. She also offered to be responsible for a considerable part of


tKe necessary expense of sending and maintaining an Evangelist at this island. But, alas, w e are unable to accept this generous offer, because w e have not a trained m a n to w h o m w e could entrust the work; W e deeply mourn the' necessity of refusing it, for it is the first instance of the kind which has co m e from the young Church of Christ in Japan. In view of the above considerations, a m o n g others not inentioned here, the Mission unanimously passed the following resolution : ‘'Resolved, That w e hear with great satisfaction that the Church at h o m e is interested in our need of a Preparatory School, and that a competent m a n is ready to com e to us for this work as soon as the Board can send him, and that w e renew oiir appeals to the Board to consider our extreme need in this regard, and to send to us the m a n and the means for a thoroughly appointed school at Vokohama.” . ' ° In regard to w o m e n ’s work in the Report from Ferris Seminary, attention has already been called to the necessity of sending at least one more lady to that institution, the Mission recognize the justness of the appeal, and r e c o m m e n d that it be m et at the earliest practicable date. 'It is also earnestly requested that two ladies be sent to Nagasaki, where they m a y reside and learn the language, with.the view of engaging especially 4 n work for women, and if circumstances should warrant it, to establish a girls’,school in that plaee. Medical JVbri.— O u r Mission has heretofore done nothing in this department of Christian activity, but it is n o w felt that an excellent opportunity is afforded. T h e Mission has heard of the readiness of a Christian physician to settle, under appointment of the Board,-as a Medical. Missionary. A n d w e beg to express our opinion that such an appointment for Nagasaki would be a' wise one, and would promise well in. opening the w a y more largely for the extension of Christian work in that city. It should be stated that there is no Medical Missionary in Nagasaki, nor in the whole Island of Kiu-Shiu. A n d this means, which-by the blessing of G o d has opened the w a y for the Gospel in other places, may, with a like divine blessing, soon change the appearance of our work in that difficult field. * W e acknowledge with humble gratitude the me r c y of Almighty God, which has been vouchsafed to us in the past. • A n d judging from the “ signs of the times,” both here and at home, there seems to he every encouragement necessary to assure us that Christian


work in Japan is o w n e d of God. Satan, it is true, is active andi indefatigable in his efforts to vitiate Christian endeavors to estab­ lish the R e d e e m e r ’s K i n g d o m ; but with a few year’s determined and faithful work on the part of the children of the kingdom, at home, as well as by those on the field, the result is certain to be infinitely;, , mor e than commensurate with the labor and the wealth that m a y be * expended upon it. De a r brethren, reme m b e r the story of Wakasa, in whose case the, “ bread ” seemed literally “ cast upon the waters,” but which “has, returned' after m a n y days,” and thereby be encouraged to help us, in order that w e m a y liberally cast this bread upon all waters, so' that the thousands of precious souls in Japan for w h o m Christ hath, died, m a y “ eat and live." ' THE

W O M A N ’S B O A R D .

.W e can only repeat the opinions expressed in preceding reports in regard to the invaluable services rendered by the W o m a n ’s Board. N o other advocacy is so successful in interesting the family circle in the fortunes of our missionaries, and in inducing old and young to read the letters in which their failures and successes, their sorrows and joys are recorded. T he receipts of the W o m a n ’s Board during the year have been $8,559.75, as against $8,720.55 during the previous year. This is’< a decrease of only $170.80, w h e n a large fajling off seemed .prol bable; for the auxiliaries of the W o m a n ’s Board early in the year were considering what they would do in their sphere to. reduce or remove the debt of the Synod’s Board, and before the General C o n ­ ference, the ladies of two important Churches had visited,from house; to house and mad e collections for the removal of the debt. Indeed, the W o m a n ’s Board had entertained a proposition to endeavor to obtain about $30,000, from the w o m e n and the Sabbath-schools of the Church to pay the ddbt. This disposition and the endeavors'to extend it prepared the way for the effort to cancel the debt, and led not a few of the devout w o m e n of the Church to divide their .giftsi. between their o w n Board-and the debt. H a d the results of this* tendency and purpose passed through the hands of the.Treasurer of: that Board, her accounts would-have presented a large increase. of; receipts. O u r o w n accounts show an increase of about $1,000 in the gifts of Sabbath-schools, and this is due chiefly to the increased: interest in Missions in the households of the Church, awakened nby the efforts of the W O m a n ’s Board.


A s w as anticipated in our last report, the W o m a n ’s Board at its first meeting in the n e w fiscal year resolved to become responsible for $5,500 for the year towards the maintenance of our work amongst the w o m e n of Asia. This promise has been more than performed, as w e were confident it would be. It is a pleasure to announce that the n u m b e r of auxiliaries to the W o m a n ’s Board continue steadily to increase, and has become

105.

' .

'T H E FINANCES.

T h e receipts of the year have been as follows: , F r o m Churches, $55,237.01; Sabbath-schools, $6,560.10; in­ dividuals through Churches, $17,673.50 ; individuals not through Churches, $3.133.70; miscellaneous sources, $8,243.58; legacies, $2,136.43; totals, $92,984.32. If w e deduct from this total the amount received from premiums on Exchange of U. S. Bonds, $2,­ 618.75; interest, $1,222.74; American Bible Society; $985; legacies, $2,136.43 ; in all, $6,962.92, there will remain $86,021.40 representing the contributions of the m e m b e r s of the Churches and congregations and of the Sabbath-schools. This is the largest s u m ever received by this treasury from the Church at large. T h e only previous year with which a comparison can properly be m a d e is that which closed with April 30th, 1873, in which year all of the Eastern Classes and m a n y of the Churches were visited by the beloved missionaries, Rev. Drs. John Y . N. Talmage and W il­ liam W . Scudder. T h e confidence felt for good reasons in these brethren gave special power to their appeals, and led the Church at large to give as it had never given before, cancelling a debt of $33,500, and providing for the support of the Missions. T h e s u m of the receipts for that year was $83,948.61. Deducting from that total/sums similar to those w e have just substracted from the re­ ceipts of the past year, there remains $67,407.71 as the amount of contributions, or $18,613.69 less than the amount received from the sam e source during the year n o w reported. T h e comparison ex­ hibits ah increase of income from the quarter from which an in­ crease's most desirable and encouraging. •The financial results of the year fill our hearts with thankfulness. W e have again to acknowledge the Divine favor which so often before has turned-our darkness into light and revived our languish-


ing hope. T h e result has exceeded the expectations of the majority of the m e m b e r s of the Board. " W e were resolved to do what w e could, but did not anticipate ■such an exercise of liberality on the part of the Churches. Looking back again to the year 1873, it is seen that the increase upon the income of that year is almost wholly on the contributions of the Churches and the gifts of individuals through the Churches. This fact is instructive and hopeful. It shows us our dependence upon the disposition and action of each Church, and that each Church with its pastor contains within itself the means to obtain the m o n e y to support and enlarge the Missions. T h e fact is so well known that it is hardly necessary to allude to it, that the Churches have not been visited during the past year b y missionaries or b y the menibers or officers of the Board. T h e Churches have themselves taken the work in hand and accomplished it,, W e cannot believe that the lesson taught will be soon for­ gotten, or that the spirit manifested will speedily decline. It would not be difficult to say m u c h more in reviewing the twelve months just concluded, but the facts of the year are so familiar to all and the inferences to be fairly educed from them are so evident that it would be almost an impertinence for us to occupy time and space in presenting them in detail; but w e cannot fail to acknowledge’ most heartily the Divine mercy from which w e have received the ability and disposition which have so completely satisfied the de­ m a n d s of the occasion. O ur gratitude as a Board is this day due to G o d that w e o w e no m a n anything but love. W e o w e to m a n no money, but to the Triune G o d more than we.can tell. ' .The amount requisite for the proper equipment and support of the work during the coming year is as follows :- For the A m o y Mission, $11,147 ; the Arcot Mission, $25,971 ; the Japan Mission, $23,368; h o m e expenses, $6,000; total, $66,486. In addition a medical missionary should be sent to take charge of the hospital and dis­ pensary at Arcot, and a teacher to establish a Preparatory A c a d e m y in Japan. Such a reinforcement would add not less than $3,000 to the expenditures of the year, and bring the total outlay up to $69,486. This s u m is an increase of ton per cent, upon the in­ c o m e of 1879 and ’80, w h e n the receipts of the Treasury were about $63,200. W e believe that the Church can easily meet and discharge such a call upon its resources. T h e increase is unques­ tionably necessary and certainly reasonable. T h e 80,000 m e m b e r s ihscommunion with us can readily, and w e hope that they will cheer­ fully give more than the appropriations call for during the coming


twelve months for the proper continuance of a work upon which the most precious interests of millions of our fellow-men depend, and from which so m u c h honor is derived for our Master and His Church, and which is so constantly and manifestly the object of the Divine blessing. ' CONCLUSION. W e look back to-day not merely upon one year, but over a period of forty-nine years. T h e injunctions and examples of H o l y Scrip­ ture lead us to regard such a period with special interest, and to m a k e the fiftieth year of a Scriptural work a jubilee of unusual thanksgiving and praise. H o w m u c h there is to remember this day with thankfulness as w e recall the m e n w h o have been identified with this Board, and w h o have pleaded for these Missions, before the Churches, the Classes, and the Synods ! W h a t a blessed e n ­ largement of heart; what fellowship with our Heavenly Father and our Lord and R e d e e m e r ; what elevation of soul, what a strengthen­ ing and confirmation of our faith, what spiritual refinement; what precious ministrations of the Holy Spirit have enriched us while w e have endeavored to hold forth the W o r d of Life in the region and shadow of death! H o w m u c h there is to remember to-day with* hearty gratitude as w e recall the m e n w h o amid great discourage­ ments, against a mighty and often unscrupulous opposition, through m u c h weariness and painfulness, have with marked ability repre­ sented us amongst the heathen, and established churches and schools which are lilting up and purilying hundreds of thousands of souls to-day, by which thousands have been w o n to Christ, through the blessing of God, and b e come n e w creatures in Him, and from which hundreds have gone to the blessedness and glory of the better and heavenly country— a work in which w e rejoice with exceeding joy 1 Does it not become us, with these memories gathering in our hearts, to m a k e this fiftieth, this Jubilee year, memorable b y a more hearty consecration and a thank-offering which shall be a suitable memorial of the mercy of G o d and the achievements of the past? In view of these facts the Board presents the following resolu­ tion : Resolved, That the General Sy n o d be respectfully requested to m a k e the arrangements for a Jubilee Conference by which a suitabla commemoration m a y be secured of fifty years of Divine favor in the work of Foreign Missions.


‘ T h e term of office of the following m e m b e r s of the Board ter­ minates with this meeting of the General S y n o d : Rev. T. B. Romeyn, D.D., ‘ Rev. W . H. Steele, D.D., Lewis A. Brigham, Esq., “ A . R. Thompson, D.D., A. V. W . V a n Vechten, Esq., “ Lewis Francis, Hon. D. P. Ingraham. “ W m . R. Duryee. D.D., Adopted M a y 11th, 1881. J O H N M. F E R R I S , Corresponding Secretary.

GENERAL SUMMARY. .

1

Stations_____ ____ ______ _ Out-Stations ............... Missionaries................ Assistant Missionaries......... .Native Ministers............ Catechists or Preachers........ Assistant Catechists..... :....

Colporteurs................. Churches................. Communicants.............. Academies................. Academies, Scholars in........ Day Schools, Scholars in...... Theological Students.........

China.

1 11 4. 4 3 13

7 713 1

40 5 103 7

India. Japan.Total. 5 78 5 6 4 18 13 37 30

12 2 22 1322 2 58 1732 -1

3

20 6 8 7 3 4

i 0 322 1 31 3 29 6

9 109 15 18 14 34 17 37 30

12 3

35 2357 4 129 8

1866 13

1

Number of Patients treated..... Contributions of Native Churches..$1287.54 $774.00 $670.23 $2731.77 *The entire body of Native Helpers. •


T A B U L A R V I E W OF RECEIPTS. PROM

PROM

PROM

CLASSES A N D CHURCHES.

TOTAL. C H U R C H E S S. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS

Classis of A l b a n y .

Westerlo...... First Albany;... New Salem.... New Baltimore.... First Bethlehem... Knox........ Second Berne... Union........ Coeymans..... Second Bethlehem. Second Albany__ Fourth Albany__ Onisquethaw. . . Jerusalem...... Third Albany__ Holland. Albany.. Clarksville.....

$9 44 593 07

$8 30 .... . . . $1,225

$17 74 1,818 07

15 09 10 ..... 32

146 18 105 90 15 49 7 28 7 50 161 46 78 03 312 93 20 3 08 10 27 12 59 14

10

121 73 15 7 7 161 78 292

10

09 90 49 28 50 46 03 93

20

20

3 08 10 27 12 59 14

,

Classis of B e r g e n ,

Park, Jersey City...... First Hackensack...... New Durham......... North Bergen......... Oloster.............. German, Hoboken...... English Neighborhood... Palisades............ Schraalenberg......... Cherry Hill......... . First Hoboken........ Second Hackensack..... Third Hackensack...... Guttenberg........ ... Central Ave., Jersey City.. Fort Lee-- ....... .*..

140 775 36 11 56 13 30

98

22 350

24 50

1

03

46 93 20

4 79 10 11 08

5

162 1,125 36 12 56 17 45 11 46 20

98 24 50 82 08 93


FROM

FROM CHURCHES AND CLASSES.

FROM

CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS INDIVIp’LS

TOTAL.

South Classis of Bergen. Lafayette.............. Bergen................ Second Jersey City.______ First Jersey City........... Bergen Point...........

$57 434 242 149 . 24 40 225 5 20

87 51 98 21 ■ 25

$45 '33 22 -26

78 99 87 40

$103 65 587. 99 120 162 75 428 13 633 38 457, - =74 21 f"50 15 55 ■1,000 50 1,275 2 50 7 50 20 25

Second Hudson City....... Third Bayonne....... .. Classis of Cayuga. Syracuse.............. Utica................. 0 wasco Outlet.......... Chittenango............ Canastota..... ..... .... Cicero................. Naumburg........ :.... N e w Bremen........... O w h s c o ........... . Thousand Isles......... West Lyden.............

158 59 115 50 15

30

p 100*. ' 1,319

22 25

•258 59 1,464 50 15 22 25

■, * ■ .

II.'

Classis of G r a n d River.

31 . 24 14 84 63

First Grand Haven..... Third Grand Kapids.... Muskegon........... Second Grand Haven... Second Grand Rapids..... ■

26 ■ 40 50 40 75

24 25 14 26 24 .6 30

179 13 4 23 159

69 ' 6 17 157

180 ' 19 46 2

30 .

61 89 15 50

, .

13 76

; 280 '' 35 52 190 65 241 90 • 243 75 49 46 26 25 14” 40 , 6 30

Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Grand Rapids. . . . . . . . Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polkton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. South Haven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classis of Geneva.

First Rochester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fair Haven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pultneyville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyre.. ” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Williamson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

88 52 49 15

24’46

5 80

35 24 5

'5 70 '

21 GO

34 25 25 35

118’78 49 15 21 60 74 49 100 • 35 ,


FROM

FROM

FROM

CLAESES A N D CHURCHES.

TOTAL. C H U R C H E S S. SCHOOLSS INDIVID’LS

Classis of G e n e v a (CONTINUED.)

Clymer............. Mina............... Abbe Church......... Geneva.......... .... Dunkirk......... . Marion............. Lodi............... Farmer Village........ Arcadia............ Buffalo............. Caroline............

$21 32

$21 32 8 24 4 14 117 36

8

24 4 14 117 36

24 98 70 50 09 57

Classis of G r e e n e .

Second Coxsackie...... Catskill......... ... Kiskatom......... .. First Athens........ .. First Coxsackie..... .. . Leeds.............. Second Athens...... ..

193 106 31 86

26 31 42 28

30

40 75 50 5 46

5 4 50

10

264 156 36 86 46 16 4

01 31 42 28

62 435 362 128 251 104 126

20 63 95 12 80 09 05

50

Classis of H o l l a n d .

Graafschap.......... Zeeland............. Overisel ..... ...... Third Holland........ Vriesland............ Ebenezer............ First Holland......... Drenthe............. Cleveland........•... Fynaart............. Jamestown........... Beaverdam........... Kotterdam, Kan....... North Holland........ East Overisel......... Saugatuck........... Zabriskie............

62 350 326 70 153 104 45

40 26 50

35 61 36 43 17 90 72

50

30 65

49 77

2

’ t "52 11 22

27 7 40 18

ii’ 7 54

2

7'52 15 33 27 14 40 72

Classis of H u d s o n .

First Claverack....... Hudson........ . Grecnport............ Gallatin............. Upper Red Hook......

96 58 550 158 02 30 312 75

9

135 20 40 101

77 77

105 58 755 178 62 30 430 62


. FROM

PROM

FROM TOTAL.

CLASSES A N D CHURCHES. C H U R C H E S 8. SCHOOLS i n d i y i d ’l s

Classis of H u d s o n , (CONTINUED.)

Linlithgo..... Taghkanic.... Germantown... . Second Claverack. Livingston.......

$73 08 24 16 35 33 38

17 32

Classis of Illinois.

Fair View... Norris...... First Pella... Orange City .... Irving Park... First Pekin... East Orange ... Otley.... ... West Branch.... Bethel. Pella.... Raritan.... Busknell-- ---.. Parkersburgh.... Second Pella... Spring Lake... . Havana.......... Third Pella... Norwood Park... Second Pekin__ Manito......

$73 08 34 16 35 50 70

,10

.. 57 60 6 26 103 50

50

107 80 6 26 103 50

20 29 5 13 9 45

20 84 32 57 70 50

3 10

10

29 5 13 9 48

84 32 57 70 60

10 115 23

27 26

32

25 ‘ 50 45

95

115 23 27 58

Classis of K i n g s t o n .

Hurley...... New Paltz... .. Dashville Falls... Clove...... ... Second Kingston__ Marbletown..... North Marbletown .. Guilford ..•..... . Krumville....... St. Retny...... .. Bloomingdale....... Rosendale....... Rochester, Ulster Co. Lyonsville ........

100 300 12 124 240 36 25 17

75 78 45 49 58 34 30

8 3 33

37 63 6 30

6 5

125 446 12 124 284 41 31 17

75 23 45 49 21 34 60

8 3 33

10

10

25 25

25 25


FROM

FROM

FROM

CLASSES A N D CHURCHES.

‘T O T A L C H U R C H E S S. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS

N o r t h Classis of

It.

I.

Newtown........... Queens:........... Flushing..... '. ... First Astoria....... .. Jamaica............ Sayville.......'..... Oyster Bay......... East Williamsburg.... Greenpoint.......... St. Peters. ...... St. Pauls..... ::.... North Hempstead....•.. Williamsburgh........ South Bushwick........... Second Astoria....... Bushwick........... College Point........ Locust Valley........ Laurel Hill....... :.. First Long Island City__ S o u t h Classis of

L .

$120 382 ... 98 115 191 4 34

$50

$5

86 22 50 62 75

50­ 23 58 3

55 85 28 67

•108 41

10 10

‘7 80

$175 468 148 . 228 215 7 90 28 ’108 25

83 77 10 50 13 19 67 41 80

10

33 '158 74 9 15 • 37 50 129 10

33 158 . 45 9 37 129

74 15 50 10

I.

First Brooklyn....... New Brooklyn....... Flatbush........... Twelfth Street....... On-thc-Heights....... Bethany Chapel...... East New York...... New Lots........... Flatlands........... South Brooklyn...... New Utrecht........ Flatbush Mission...... Gravesend.......... Canarsie........... Second Flatbush...... Middle Brooklyn...... North Brooklyn...... Bedford...........

1,253 10 1,613 22 167 40 1,869 27 80 111 24 396 17 42 87 28 17 232 04 49 144

1,323 11

10 30

100

1,015 ‘ 60 151

10 144 16

23 65 30

64 50 74 90

50

6 5 129 143

'45’

2

2,628 257 2,120 90 111 396

22 40 57 24 17

210 68 '58 296 49 269 6 5 224 143

17 54 60 55 60 10 35

2

Classis of M i c h i g a n .

Constantine......... First Grand Bapids.... South Macon........ Hope.............. Macon............. Centreville ........... De Spelder.. . ... ..

25

66 10 51

21 13 3

5 5 75 5 10 10 61

10

20

30 72 25 82 21 13 3

10 18 60 79


FROM CLASSIS A N D

FROM

CHURCHES.

FROM T OTAL

C H U R C H E S 8. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS

Classis of M i c h i g a n . (CONTINTED.)

South Bend......... . Porter..............

$7 25

$7 25

Classis of M o n m o u t h .

Second Freehold....... First Long Branch..... Colt's Meek.......... Ilolmdel ........... Middletown.......... First Freehold........ Asbury Park......... Keyport............ Spoilswood.......... Highlands........... Second Long Branch....

171 35 58 110 12 46 4 17

10 17 04 98 04 35 69

26 21 22 75 114 246 18 20 82 35 122

67 40 97 44 50 75 80 30 20 85 98

$17 50

$73

27 15

261 35 58 110 12 73 4 17

60 17 04 98 04 50 69

26 31 34 75 114 281 18 31 110 35 122

67 40 22 44 50 75 80 / 30 14 85 98

Classis of M o n t g o m e r y .

Currytown........... Glen............... St. Johnsville......... Fultonville...*....... Berkimer...'........ Fonda.............. Florida.......... ... Port Jackson....... . Hageman’s Mills...... Cannjoharie...... Fort Plain........... Sparger's Basin....... Manheim............ Henderson......-..... Cranesyille.......... . Auriesville.......... Columbia............ Ephratah............ Fort Herkimer........ Indian Castle......... Mapletown........... Mohawk ..... ....... Stone Arabia..........

11 25

11 27 94

2

2

3 50

3 50

10

10

4 54 6 39

4 54 6 39

Classis of N e w a r k .

First Newark........ First Orange...... ... Belleville........... Second Newark........ .North Newark........

503 2,566 184 112

2,000

51 13 88 13

120 240 41 49 86 50

1,440

650 2,806 225 161 3,490

51 13 88 99


CLASSES AND CHURCHES.

FROM FROM FROM CHURCHES 8. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS TOTAL.

Classis of N e w a r k ,

(CONTINUED.) Linden.... ..... . Clinton Ave... . ....... Trinity, Plainfield...... Franklin... ..... .. Irvington............ West Newark.... ..... East Newark.... Woodside.... ....... Stone House Plains........

$ 20 347 71 95 7 50

23 74

$ 20 447 957

76 26

>• 71 50*

Classis of N . B r u n s w i c k .

Second New Brunswick.. Middlebush. First New Brunswick... Millstone.... ........ East Millstone......... Griggstown.......... Third New Brunswick__ Franklin Park........ Metuchen........... Bound Brook.........

.661 46 ..'178 1 49 58 104 24 32 94 81 93 32 15 447 96 26 05 25 87

511

120

31 35 144 87

26i 30 75

10 25 2 12

2

'

1,292 46 209 35 455 75 179 24 33 94 92 .18 32 15 449 76: 40 05 25 87

- Classis of N e w Y o r k .

Collegiate.......... ‘.. 12,273 73 80 7th Ave. and 54th St.... 15 75 Knox Memorial..... .. 50 78 ., De Witt Chapel....... 42 15 .. South New York....... . 493 38 .. Brighton Heights/..... . 122> 03 .. Prospect Hill........ X 130 140 Harlem-- .... ..'_____ 238 33 50 Mott Haven......... . 45 50 .. Houston Street.’;........ 200 Holland, N. Y./ .......,. 8 86 .. Union, 6th Ave..... . 42 67 .. Port Richmond, . 250 „ .. Thirty Fourth St......-. 77 60 14 Madison Ave....... . _ 181.62 200 Brookfield. ■..........‘ . 25, .. Fourth German....... .. 25 .. Union/High Bridge........ 28 53 .. Aye.,B & 5tliSt... ... 50 .. Bloomingdale...... :.. 4 :. Norfolk St................ 18 .. Richmond, S. I........ Huguenots, S. I.......

2,559 50 14,933 23 90 50 78-' ' 42 15" 500 993- 38 122 03 . 270 ‘ 288 33’ . 145 50 . 250

8 86 115

157 67 . 250 ’ '-Ol 60 ’ '386 62 ’ f.' . . :.25’ ■• 25 148 53' 50’ .. 5 9 ./ ; 18 1 '■■J.

'

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FROMt f FROM. FROM TOTAL. CLASSES ANB CHURCHES. CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS

X' r.

Classis of O r a n g e .

Cuddebackville... Port Jervis.... Newburgh.... Ellenville... .... New Prospect— Wawarsing... . Shawangunk... Minnisiuk..... Berea....... Lower Walpack.. Montgomery... Fallsburgh... Wallkill-Valley.. Upper Walpack.-, Walden..... . Bloomingburgk.., New Hurley.' — Gallicoon...... Claraville.... Fremont..... Grahamville... Hortonville...... Jeffersonville. . Kerhonkson... Mamaking.... North Branch...

$4 50 ...... ’$10* 175 24 85 110 180 20 97 ■ 61 62 96 79 ............... ' 20 38 33 32 74 76 04 20 41 84 7 1 50 ... /. 68 05 12 23 20 .. . '' 1,002 95 18 „•.<■. *T ’ 12 4 u 154 10 42 61

I.M

X

$14 370 ■262 ’ 116 1 - 38 1 128 48 .1 80 23 1,002 18 ,12

'

50 24 59 79 33 78 84 50 05 20 95 .

4

-

Classis of P a r a m n s .

Piermont............ Clarkstown... — .... Acquackanonck. — .'... Broadway, Paterson.... Paramus... .... . . Tappan.... ........ Second Paterson....... Nyack.. ........... Ridgewood....... . .... West New Hempstead... Pascack.--- ;........ Holland Passaic... ... . Spring Valley. .*....... First Holland, Paterson-Warwick.......... — North Passaic......... Lodi............... Saddle River......... Holland Hohokus...... Holland Lodi......... Ramapo. Ramseys

49 66 332 128 210 157

74 29 50 44 92 11

201

29 67 22 200 150 10 • 11 65 50

38 58 29 33 40 30 20 57 '

6 6 21 4 60 12 82

•27 • 10 214 ' 20

130 3' .

8 -

10 11 283 09 106 55 13 59 70

25 50 6 50

27 50

106 41 98 29 746 50 298 44 220 92 168 76 251 168 58 9 35 54 48 30 4 60 33 39 10 11 336 09 106 55­ 13 59 76 50


c

GLASSES AND CHURCHES.

FROM FROM FROM CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS TOTAL

Classis of Passaic.

Pompton............ Boardville. . . . . . . . . . . Wyckoff. . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth Holland, Paterson... Fairfield. . . . . . . . . . . . Preakness. . . . . . . . . . . . Pompton Plains. . . . . . . Boonton. . . . . . . . . . . . Union, Holland. . . . . . . Montville... . . . . . . . . . First Paterson. . . . . . . . Ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin Furnace.....__ Little Falls. . . . . . . . . .

$62 32 8 4 16 30 36 42 30

$24

$25

8

13 8 6 28 195 95 60

13 27

8 41 16 23 36

$111 32

21

42

10 50

62 24 30 36 48 58 195 95 , 60 121 68

37 23 78 10 50

Classis of Philadelphia.

Neshanic. . . . . . . . . . . . Clover Hill.. . . . . . . . . . First Philadelphia... . . . . North and Southampton.... Harlingen .. . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Hill. . . . . . . . . . Second Philadelphia.... Stanton. . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Bridges. . . . . . . . . Third Philadelphia. . . . . Fourth Philadelphia... '. Blawenburgh. . . . . . . . . Fifth Philadelphia. . . . . . Addisville. . . . . . . . . . .

128 18 49 02 56 44 45 70 63 12 92 15 79 28 39 12 92 34 56 21 25 124 50 30 12 55

47 05 100

12 30 5 60 9 23

20

• 4 68 60

50

100

10 25

180 23 49 02 156 44 58 88 72 106 05 139 28 44 12 92 84 56 131 25 149 50 30 24 55

Classis of P o u g h k e e p s i e .

First Poughkeepsie. . . . . Rhinebeck. . . . . . . . . . Fishkill. . . . . . . . . . . . . Hopewell. . . . . . . . . . . . Millbrook. . . . . . . . . . . Hyd e Park. . . . . . . ... Second Poughkeepsie...... Glenbam. . . . . . . . . . . . Fishkill Landing...... N e w Hackensack...... Cold Spring. . . . . . . . . .

515 219 95 40 22 50 707 24 216 151

33 03 35 49 60 77 87

25 43 50

312 10 110

30 114 75 20 500

22 79

852 272 205 70 137 70 1,217 24 216 151

33 53 35 49 35 77 87 22 79

Classis of R a r i t a n .

Readington . . . . . . . . . High Bridge. . . . . . . . . Bedminster.. . . . . . . .

153 55 106 02 399 63

24 01 39 30

167 55 130 03 548 93


CLASSES AND CHURCHES.

FROM FROM FROM TOTAL. INDIVID’ LS CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS ■J i;

!■

Classis of R a r i t a n ,

(CONTINUED.) Third Raritan... Rockaway.... North Branch... Lebanon.......... Pottersville.... Plainfield, German. Branchville....... Easton........ . Peapack...... First Raritan....... Second Somerville. Clinton Station. ..

/ $110 123 151 34

44 63 32 39

20 4 76 102 83 82'50

$119 06

$395’50’ 123 03 194 32 34 39 27 25 8 16 102 83 103 67 30 210 42 108 08

30

13 2 25 3 40

5

21 17

20 194 50 108 08

$166

10 92

10 5

«. Classis of Renssalaer.

Blooming Grove.. Schodack Landing. Second Ghent ..... Kinderhook__. First Ghent.... East Greenbush... Schodack..... .. Stuyvesant.... . Chatham...... New Concord..... Nassau..... ... Stuyvesant Falls.. Castleton......

8

21 86 53 963 125 145 86 61 142

36 50 39 • 72

38 185 03 15

25

...

20 10 14 23

19 89

;95 30 15

100

29 124 53 1,173 " >140 165 100 156 >257

36 50 42 82 23 49 89

10

10

, 63 43

63 43

20

20

75

75

'

'j Classis of Saratoga.

North West Troy., South West Troy.. Saratoga.... ... Schaghticoke...... Fort:Miller... .. Northumberland.. Wynahtskill...... Easton....... . Union Village... Boght...... .. Buskirks...... Cohoes....... Ganesvoort__ :-.... Rensselaer...... ' 'j ■;" *•’

253 56 39 32 214 24 303 71 60 243 71 78 72 78* 72 14 ‘ 14 . . 6 . . 29 36 17 46 11 90 * 16 31 16 31 > ' • 45 45 > " 450 '4 50 •29 74 11 18 74 19 19 16 75 ....... •*•.•-.•f.''*’*•i,V* ;iit,..'il6 75

_


CLASSES AND CHURCHES.

FROM

FROM

CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS

FROM i n d i v i d 'ls

TOTAL.

Classis of Schenectady. Niskayuna............. Lisha’s Kill............ First Rotterdam......... First Schenectady....... First Glenville...”....... Princetown............ Amity................ . Second Schenectady..... Second Rotterdam....... Second Glenville........ Helderberg....... .....

$134 ' 97 48 145 188 135 50 20 ' 12 50

11 68

$16 11 21 50 '

96 13

12 22 77

10 '

2

$150 22 119 18 60 145 96, 210 90 135 50 10 20 14 , 50 , „

Classis of Schoharie. Schoharie.............. North Blenheim........ Beaverdam . . . ........ Schoharie Mountain.... Middleburgh............ Lawyersville............ Gallupville.......... '... Breakabin.... -........ Sbaron................ Gilboa....... ....... Central Bridge. ......... Prattsville............. Moresville..........

• ■ 23 9 26 7 15

63 58 32

40 02

61

» ' ■ 8 68

30 55

Classis of Ulster.

6 75 5

30

70 14 26 7 15 30 39

40 58 32 61 ? 23 '

-

Flatbush............... Caatsban.............. North Esopus.......... First Kingston.........

64 ' 236 118 497

Blue Mountain. . . . . . . . Shokan. . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiltwyck.....'. . . . . . . . West Hurley. . . . . . . . . Saugerties .”. . . . . . . . . . Plattekill. . . . . . . . . . . . Shandaken. . . . . . . . . . . Roxbury. . . . . . . . . . . . Woodstock. . . . . . . . . . Esopus. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart ville. . . . . . . . . .

46 24 2 6 122 13 14 5 3

23 05 77 02

17 75 90 03 42 93

17 -83 40 11 75

51 48 64 97 4 25 25 6 61

27

• . ■; ■ 324 59 * 10 5• 172 50

82 276 130 837 46 34 72 11 819 20 14 5 3

06 05 52 09 17 72 15 53 03 93 27

Classis of W e s t c h e s t e r .

West F a r m s . . . . . . . . . Mount Vernon. . . . . . . .

56 82 304 36

25

56 82 389 36


CLASSES AND CHURCHES.

FROM FROM FROM TOTAL. CHURCHES S. SCHOOLS INDIVID’LS

Classis of W e s t c h e s t e r ,

(CONTINUED.)

Peekskill..... ...... .

29 78 261 40 65 10 13 5 8

67 56

25 100

145

94 170 67 5

50

25

29 67 103 56 506 40 94 235 10 67 68 5 •8 25

Classis of W i s c o n s i n ,

A Itn

......

318 70 73 79 41 68 45 21 05 27 50 16 77 10 43 38 35 20 60 11 10 141 25 108i 61 60 200 31 82 14 50 10

1 13 18 8 99 ■

24 5 61

10 •

44 50

5 85 8

15 45 10

23

75 51

3

319 115 93 129 21 37 31 166 53 38 26 42 141 25 183 112 200 31 17 10 .

Ebenezer. Alto. . . . . . . .

83 ' 40 45' 05 50 60 35 45 10

' 60 82 50


FROM INDIVIDUALS NOT THROUGH CHURCHES.

s§ g s

Cornelius Kate, Grand Rapids, Mich.. $3 Mrs. Van Deiisen, Pekin, 111...... $5 Rev. J. M. Van Buren............200 A Friend..... .•............... io “ A ” ........................ 11 Family Missionary Box, by E. R. A... 45 H. A. B.tPhiladelphia, Pa........ 1 G . W . L ... ........ ......... . io Mrs. Peter Palmer, Brooklyn, L. I.... 30 G. Van Nostrand, Nyack, N. Y .... 50 First Fruits, Saugerties, N. Y ...... 5 Rev. T. Romeyn Beck, D.D....... 10 Pittsford, Mich................. 20 FourHopers, Holland, Mich....... 40 Clarence A. De Camp, Waterloo, N. J.261 Rev. John A. Lansing, D.D..;.... 10 Rev. G. R. Garretson............ 10 Mrs. A. Van Wagenen and sister, Rose­ A Thank Offering..:............ 10 ville, N. J .......... 10 Members of Reformed Church, Kings­ Mrs. Maria Lansing, Watcrvliet, N. Y. 30 ton, N. Y .................... 155 Miss Alida Schuyler, “ .“ ... 20 Stephen Cordes, West Saugerties, N.Y. 25 Rev. Philip Phelps, D.D.......... 5 For the Mission in India.......... 2 Privilege..................... 3 John Ball, Grand Haven, Mich..... 2 35 Rev. W. R. Gordon, D.D......... 5 Mrs. A. Hasbrouck and daughter... 30 “ G,” Rupert, Vt................ 10 Westfield, N. J ..................40 Mrs. E. M. V. W., Johnsville, N. Y . .. 5 V. B ............. •........... 10 Rev. A. M. Mann, D.D........... 5 A Friend, Chicago, 111...... 10 C. Wiechman, Ackley, Iowa....... 7 A Friend.............. •...... 5 Mrs. Charles S. Hageman........ 5 Rev. John Forsyth, D.D.......... 150 For Catechist in India........... 90 D. T. Blauvelt, Nyack, N. Y ....... 100 Jane E. Perrine, Troy, N. Y ....... 5 Rev. W. H. Steele, D.D.......... 200 Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Bemardsville, Four Friends, Albany. N. Y ....... 100 N. J ........................ 10. A Friend of Missions, Newark, N. J.. 60 Prof. W. A. Shields, Holland, Mich... 5 W. R. D ........................ 966Mrs. Anna C. Kip............. 70 Rev. F. F. Wilson.............. 5 A member of Ref. Dutch Church__ 75 Mrs. Isaac Ferris, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 5 “ H,“ Brooklyn, N. Y .......... ..100 Montclair, on debt............... 25 Rev. S. W. Mills, D.D........... 10 A Lady, Newark, N. J ............ 20 Rev. S. L. Gamble...... 2 Two Sisters, Hackensack, N. J .... 60 Abm. C. Van Duyne, Pine Brook, N. J. 40 Sarah Matilda Boyd..... ....... 20 Mrs. Thos. Jessup, Newburgh, N. Y. 10 Rev. Chas. N. Waldron, D.D....... 150 J. S. H 5 Mrs. W m . Pitcher, Rose, N. Y ..... 2 John Jones, N. Y. City........... 10 “ In Memoriam, S. C.” ........... 20 A. Steward.................... 5 Rev. M. B. Smith, D.D............25 Mrs. E. J. Russell, Newburgh, N. Y.. 2 A. Fuller, Fuller’s Station, N. Y .....50 Thos. Jessup, Newburgh, N. Y .... 10 Mrs. John Skillman, Brooklyn, L. I... 50 Miss Elizabeth V. V. Davis, Brooklyn, A Presbyterian Reader of the InteUiL. 1........................ 100 gencer...................... 50 A Thank Offering............... Geo. B. Wallbridge, Atlanta, G a.... 7 44 A Thank Offering from M. B. P .... Christmas Gift of W. C. Melisand fam­ A Friend................. .... ily, Holland, Mich............. 5 A Friend of Missions............ Samuel S. Doughty, Newark, N. J __ 25 Mrs. V. W .............. 25 Total $3,133 70 A. V., N. Y. City............... 50


^

From MisoellanepuB Sources. . "1 i/ ' '4 ' '"

. .

" =

Y. M. C. A., Grand Rapids, Mich................................... $5 Counsel fees returned, Newburgh, N. Y . .......... ....... .............. . 18 84 California, counter sold........ ............... .......... ........... 10 Ladies’Missionary Society, N e w Centre, N.J............................ 150 Premium on Exchange of U. S. Bonds.................. ........... . 2,018 75 From W o m a n ’s Board............ ........ ........... .......... .. 3,000) Pella Missionary Society................... .............. ........... 62 Interest..... .... .............................. ........... . 1,222 74 Ijxdies Mi 8si9 naryiSociety, Orangeburgh, S.C.. .... ...... ..... ’.... ... 5 A HollandiDay School, Grand Haven, Mich............ ,.. .......... . 5 50 Keokuk, Iowa........ .......................... .... .......... . 12 Auxiliary,(Holland, Mich ................ ........ 74 , Young Ladies’,Holland, Mich... ..... ..:.... ........ ............ . 20 Missionary Band.. ... ........ ........ ........... ........... .... 9 20 Liberty Sabbath School, Roycefield, N. J...... .... .......... .......... 5,50 Union Meeting, Paterson, N,. J ...... ...... ....... .. ..i ... ........ i... . 20 45 Mine Brook Sabbath School, N. J,.,..... ..... ..................... ... 30 American Bible Society for Telugu Version ....... .... ......... ;... ,.. 985, Total.. ...................... .... ................ ...$8,243 58

From Legacies. .

■ ,

Peter Cortelyou, Franklin Park, N.J......... ....... ....... ......... $500 f Mrs. Elsie Manton, Kinderhook, N.Y........................... ....... p1 43 Rev. C. Wabeke ..... ....... ........................... . . 51 Mrs ..Ellen Vanderveer, East Millstone, N . J... .... ..... ....... ....... .. 500 Rev. W . A. Hallock, D.D.,,N. Y.BCity.,................ ...... . 1W, Miss Jane D. Houston, Newburgh, N. Y.,........... ......--••-... . ••••• 980 Mrs. Nicholas Voorhees.... ...... ........ ......... ./..... ..... ..... 10 (i ,

" Total.......................... ......... ..... . .... ... .$2,136,43


A jr/f~:'1‘\?• ' ■'

A

• i ^ ^ ^1 1

RECEIPTS F R O M CLASSES. CLASSES O F S Y N O D OP , N e w York.

CUURCU

*

• CONTRI­ BUTIONS.

PROM 8ABBATU; SCHOOLS.

81,345 25

Hudson.. .................... Kingston..................... North Long Island...... ....... South Kong Island.............. N ew York .................. .

868 02

1.320 13 0.284 09 14,342 18 1,705 53 . 2,043 45 933 27

Poughkeepsie................. Westchester...................

$28,901 92

PROM INDIVIDUAL8.

TOTAL. ' *

$221 42 119 38 350 64 463 56 609 241 66 ,78 50 155

$157 77 106 248 12 1,454 65 3,374 50 340 1,096 75 365

$1,724 44 1,093 40 1.918 89 8,202 30 18,325 68 2,347 10 3;218 70 1,453 27

$2,239 16

$7,142 79

$38,283 87

$55 39 $i:255 , 1,419 30 64 70 80 80 31 151 75 85 19 10 ' ■ 135 30 380 36 116 78 * 11 23 50 50 88 ' 41 75 48 70 529 92 204 06

$2;740 52 1,760 84 658 10 609 52 909 48 2,369 14 810 65 955 86 203 14 1,888 52

$3,658 02

$12,904 77

.4

Albany.

$1,430 13 512 60 420 77 814- 29 Montgomery.................. 1,853 48 Rensselaer...-....... ......... . 082 87 Saratoga...................... Schenectady..... ............7 . *’ 880 98 ' 112 69 Schoharie.................. . 1,154 54 . $8,179 89

$1,067 06

Chicago.

Grand River................... Holland..................... •• Illinois ................... Michigan.. ................... Wisconsin................... .

$289 10 1,197 38 328 49 198 46 1,886 18 $8,399 61

$557 58 184 79 ' 76 • 26 46 96 47 $941 30

$281 15 .$1,127 83 259 59 1,641 76 173-10 577 59 30; j& 254 92 312 , 1,794 65 $1,055 84 • $5,396 75

N e w Brunswick.

South Bergen.................. Monmouth........ ...... ..... Newark.............. ••...... * N e w Brunswick................ Paramus........ ............. Philadelphia................... Raritan......................

$1,129 68 1,198 82 455 37 5,830.86 ' 1,640 18 1,758 12 186 75 788 67 * 1,611s05

$25 87 $378 1,804 75 181 54 44 05 , 73 524 60 1,543 26 318 47 851 30 534 95 439 50 163 51 837 36 341 17 124 68 238 11 340

$14,605 50 . $2,367 87 Grand Total................

$55,086 72

$6,615 39

$1,533 55 .3,185 11 578 02 7,904 72 2,809 95 2,732 57 687 62 1,254 52 2,184 16

$5,891 85

$22,305 22

$17,748 50

$79,450 61


ANNUAL REPORT OF T H E

Ireasurer of the W o m a n ’s B o a r d of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America.

RECEIPTS. May 1st, 1880, Balance on hand....................... . Acquakanonck Auxiliary, for Mrs. Scudder and School at Madanapalle.............. ........ ..................... Astoria, L. I., Auxiliary, for a Bible reader in India........... Bergen, Jersey City Heights Auxiliary, for Yokahama, Vellore, Chittoor and general use......... .*.................... Brooklyn, L. I., South Reformed Church, for tuition of girl Emily at Chittoor.............................................. Brooklyn, L. I., Middle Reformed Church toward salary of Bible reader at Chittoor................................... . Brooklyn, L. I., First Reformed Church, Bedford Ave., for Arcot Missions.......................................... Brooklyn, L. I., Reformed Church on the Heights, toward Miss Whitbeck’s salary...................... Brooklyn, L. I., 12th Street Reformed Church, for Native Helper in India............................................. $00 Brooklyn, L. L, The Children of Light Mission Band, same Church forgirl,Elizabeth,at Chittoor...*........................ 30 Bushnell, Illinois Auxiliary................................. Bushwick (South) Auxiliary... .................................. Belleville, N. J., Auxiliary..................................... Canajoharie, Auxiliary...................................... Catskill Auxiliary, for general use...... ................. 72 “ Special, for the debt....... 50 Caatsban Auxiliary............... :.............*..... 80 91 “ S. School, same Church for Ferris Seminary.......... 40 Clover Hill, N. J., Auxiliary.. ........... . .............. Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday School in Reformed Church, for Mrs. Miller's work in Yoko h a m a ........................... Constantine, Mich., Auxiliary........................ .... 20 23 “ Bright Evergreen’s Children’s Society........... 7 Coxsackie First Reformed Church, for Chittoor............. “ Second “ “ A m o y Mission........ East Greenbush Reformed Church....... •.............. .... Fishkill Auxiliary for Catechist under Dr. Scudder...... /.... Flatbush, Ulster Co., Reformed Church .................... “ L. I., Auxiliary............................... Flushing Reformed Church............................. 28 50 ‘ “ S. School, same Church, for support of Suju Tanne in - Ferris Seminary................................. ... 75 Fonda Auxiliary, for general use......................... 27 05 1“ " Nagasaki............. .............. 82

$4,306 06 216 22 70 285 50 30 45 153 73

156

90 3623 4370 3648 31 122 . 120 91 41 68 7 52 ' 27 23 41 25 75 25 10 60 53 34 ^168 103 50 109 05


Freehold, N. J., Second Reformed Church, for girl in Ferris Semi­ ‘' nary............................... ...... ..... . Greenport, Columbia Co., Auxiliary, $80, for Ferris Seminary ; $1, for Certificate............................................. Greenville, N. J .................................. Gravesend, L. I., Auxiliary, for education of a girl in Mrs. Cham­ berlain's School............*.............. ......... Griggstown, N. J., Self-Denial Mission Circle................ Hackensack First Reformed Church, SlOli Sunday-school in same Church, $50; Mrs. W m . Williams, $25; for SojoSana, girl in Fer­ ris Seminary and general use..................... ..... Harlem Reformed Church............................... High Bridge Union Reformed Church................... Holland, Mich., Reformed Church, for pupil in India, China, and other work...........ft............................ Hopewell Reformed Church, $20, for a girl in School at Amoy, China, and balance for general use........................... Hudson Reformed Church..;....... ................ .... Jamaica, L. I., Reformed Church................................ Jersey City Second Reformed Church (in memoriam) for girl. Grace, at A m o y ... .............................. . ••• 20 Jersey City Second Reformed Church, toward Miss Talmage’s salary........................ ................. . 0-1 Bequest of Mr. Geo. E. Corwin to constitute his mother a life m e m ­ 26 i ber........................ ......... .......... . Farrington Circle, for pupil at Madanapalle................. 8 Jersey City Lafayette Reformed Church .................. . Jersey City Park Reformed Church for child,Gem, in school at A m o y 20 . Jersey City Park Reformed Church, for general use... ........ 39 20 Kingston Second Reformed Church......... ..... ....... . Kalamazoo Reformed Church, $35; Mrs. Te Winkle, $5; (of same Church) Willie Te Winkle, $5 (of same Church.. .......... . Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church........................... Mott Haven Reformed Church, for Hasbrouck D u Bois at Vellore.. Millbrook, N. J., Reformed Church....................... Middlebush. N. J., Sunday School......... ... ........... * Middleburgh, N. V., Auxiliary, for the debt..... .......... . Montville Auxiliary, towards Mr. Conkling’s salary........ Newburgh Reformed Church, for the support of two girls in Chit­ toor Seminary................ ‘ ................ *• .... North Branch Depot Auxiliary, for the support of a girl in the high caste school and general use........ ................... ; N ew Hackensack, N. Y., Reformed Church................. Nyack Reformed Church, for education of a girl in Mrs. Chamber­ lain’s School, and general use.......................... Newark, N. J., First Reformed Church.. ....... ’ ............. “ Clinton Ave. Reformed Church............ .... 76 26 “ Earnest Workers for support of Head Master at Chittoor............. ........... ..... -......... ..... 23 74 Newark, N. J., Infant School In North Reformed Church, for School at A m o y ..... ............. ................. N e w Brunswick, N. J., First Reformed Church.......... .... New Paltz Reformed Church, for support of a. native teacher and . general use of society................................ N e w Brunswick, N. J., Second Reformed Church, for caste girl’s v school at Vellore, and a native teacher at Arcot............... 171 Sunday School Native Teacher in one of the Arcot villages, and boy at Vellore................. ......... .............. 120 Mrs. D. 0. Vail, of same Church, for native teacher at Kandipattur 120

o

$78 31

3450 30

176 I®3 48 75 108 20 4425 125 65 2124

148 137 59 20 45 22 45 2150 70 20 8185 30 21 33 33 J33 150

100

56

79 41

,


Special collection for the debt............... ... ....... .. ,$200 N e w York City 34th Street Reformed Church...... ..... .... “ “ 6th Avenue Reformed Church, Ferris Auxiliary for Nagasaki.......................................... . 100 Faith Mission Band, forgirl, Elsie Bay, in Chittoor Seminary.... 93.

N e w Y ork City Collegiate Churches .

$611 ,

66 18

193

'

North Butch, Fulton Street Auxiliary and Sunday School, for Cate­ chist in Arcot Mission and general fund..... ............. Fifth Ave., and 29th Street Auxiliary.......... ........ . Mrs, Jonathan Sturges. of same Church......... Miss Josephine Penfold, for Head Master at Chittoor Middle Church, for Miss Talmage's salary....... .... ...... Fifth Ave. and 48th Street Auxiliary......... .......... ... Mrs. S. H. M.. (in memoriam) teacher in India, $50; and pinril in Japan, $80....... ... ..... ................ ........ Fifth Avenue and 48th Street Sabbath-school for two girls in Kolongsu............................ .............

99 353 50 -

100 120

573 50

100

,

317'

Niskayuna Auxiliary.............................. ... Orange, N. J., First Reformed Church.....;....... ..... ;. Owasco Outlet, a few ladies............................. Pella, Iowa, Second Reformed Church for Br. Chamberlain.__ ... 32 “ “ Little Workers for Rev. Henry Stout........... . 26 Philadelphia First Reformed Church . .... ..............; 120 65 “ Bible Class, First Reformed Church. ....... .... 25 “ Sunday-school, First Reformed Church...... . 50 . “ Second Reformed Church..... ..... ........ 94 “ Look-up Legion............:............ . 60 “ Third Reformed Church...................... Paterson First Reformed Church Auxiliary........... 424 “ Juvenile Mission Band......... ........ v 36; Both for salary of Rev. J. Conkling.... .... .. • Passaic North Reformed Church........ ... ....... ....... Piermont,N. Y., Auxiliary....... /........... ..... ... . . Readington Reformed Church.................. ...... . Rhinebeck Mission Band (the Gleaners)___ __________ ______ __ Raritan, 111., Ladies' Aid Society............ .......... . “ N. J., Auxiliary, for Rev. J. Wyckoff of Arcot Mission, for supportof Bible Reader.......... ...... . ... Saugerties Auxiliary...... *.............. .'.______ ____ 64 22 “ Sunday-school..;............ ...... ..... ... 25 For Rev. J. Wyckoff, Mrs. Scudder and general use..... ;... Sayville, Long Island....................... ..... ..... Schenectady First Reformed Church.................... .... “ Second “ “ ................. ..... Syracuse Reformed Church, for Br. Chamberlain at Madnapalle... Tarrytown Second Reformed Church, for the support of a Native. Catechist in the Arcot Mission................. ....... . Dnionville, N.J., Bright Hope Mission Circle for a pupil atAmoy. Upper Red Hook, Scudder Memorial for support ofa Bible Reader, 68 75 also of a child and general use._________ _______ ________ Upper Red Hook Willing Workers........ ..... .......... 47.77 Utica Reformed Church for pupil in Chittoor, Vellore, and general 6use.............................................. 200 Utica Sunday-school for pupil at Chittoor....... ........ ... « 30 Vriesland, Mich., Work and PJay Band........... Warwick Reformed Church...... ...... ....... ......... Wyckoff, N. J., Reformed Church..... ......... .......... Yonkers Reformed Church for Bible Reader, Br. Scudder’s Assist. ant and School at Madnapalle..........................

897 50 13 25

100

8* 58,

195.65 154 28

78'

5020 27 . 115 70 25 7 20

50, i 89 22

10 90 66

20, 100. 176

20

116 52

230 „ 24‘20

12 22


INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS. '■ ”

„, $10

Mrs. Remsen Bennett, Bay Ridge, L. I............................. . • A Lady in First Reformed Chnrch, Brooklyn..... -....\— .......... . Mrs. M. A. Gaven, N e w York City....... ................... ....... . Grace Williams, deceased, Belleville,^N. J ................... ........ Rev. Marshall B. Smith, D.D....... ................... .— , Rev. John Forsyth, D . D ................................ ......... Mrs. C. H. Stitt................................................ Miss A. Van Wagenen and sister, for the debt........................ Mrs. J. G. Van Neste, for the debt...................... ........... Mrs. Charles S. Hageman, for the debt............................... Mrs. J. H. Van Doren.............. ................. ........... N e m o .................................... .................. . Mrs. Howard Van Vranken, Irving Park, 111........................... Mrs. E. B. Polhemus,....................... ..................... Miss Mary W. Polhemus............... .......................... Miss Jennie H. Polhemus.................. *..................... Mrs. W. Eliot Fette................ ........................ . Mrs. Josephine Van Houten, Pella.................................. Mrs. W. H. Jackson of Geneva......... ............ .............. . Mrs. Thomas Jessnp............................................ Mrs. E. J. Russel....................................... . Mrs. R. H. Veghte.............................................. Interest on Nagasaki Fund, to May 1,1881........ ............ ........

5, 10 25 25 25 5

10 5 5 5 75

5 5 5 30 5 5 5

10 3 5 123 42

$12,989 23

Total Receipts

DISBURSEMENTS. $7,637 46

Paid to Board of Foreign Missions.. “ Rev. J. Chamberlain, D . D __ “ Misses Farrington....... ** Printing Annual Report... “ Stationery and Postage.... “ Certificates Life Membership

1,100 68 90 238 63

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Total......................... ................$9,095 69 Balance on hand April 28,1881....... ............. — ... ......... ... 3,893 54 $12,989 23 . 1,891 49

Nagasaki Fund‘balance

MRS. A. E. D O N A LD, Treasurer. The.undersigned having examined the above account with the vouchers annexed, finds the same correct. and that the'balance in the treasury is $3,893.54, of which $1,891.49 a belongs to the Nagasaki Fond. ’ ta Lbot w . c h a m b e r s ! April 28; 1881-

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TREASURER’S ANNUAL REPORTThe B o a r d of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America in account with G A M A L I E L G. S M I T H , , Treasurer. Dr. ARCOT MISSION.

April 30,1881. To cash disbursements during the year........... ..............:.... $23,924 92 A M O Y MISSION.

To Cash disbursements during the year......... ....... ........ ..... 11,507 33 JAPAN MISSION.

To Cash disbursements during the year.............. ................ 19,727 32 To Cash paid for Cor. Secretary’s salary.......... ... ........ $2,400 . “ ^Bookkeepers salary......................... 500 ' “ Postage, Home and Foreign.................... 100 10 Rent of Office............................. 400 41 “ Care of Office............................... 100 78 44 Travelling Expenses......................... 126 24 “ For account of Misson Monthly................. 723 63 44 Incidental Expenses......................... 42 88 “ Printing u Annual Report,” etc................. 370 “ Books, Magazines ana Mite Boxes........ 97 72 -------------- 4,861 38 44 Loans due Banks...................... 45,350 44 Interest on Loans....................... 1,644 85 , ------- 46,994 85 To Cash Balance in Treasury................................. 2,483 40 E. & O. E.

$108,499 20

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April 30,1880. > 3 y Balance in Treasury last report..............;................... $2,514 88 April SO, 1881. By Oasli received from Churches............................ $55,237 01 “ “ Sabbath Schools.... .................. 6,560 10 u “ Individuals through Churches..... .... 17,673 50“ “ “ not through Churches... . 3,133 70 “ “ Legacies............................ 2.136 43 “ ■* Miscellaneous sources.................. -8,24358 ----- — 02,984 32 “ borrowed from Banks during the year......................... 13,000 $108,499 20

■ NewYork, April 80,1881.

GAMALIEL G. SMITH, Treasurer? * . •.

Examined and compared with vouchers a nd found correct, May 10,1881. * JAMES A. WILLIAMSON, I .... . ' A. V. W. V A N VECHTEN, 1 Conanmee.