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he was going to be a farmer for Christ's sake, and that is what he's doing now.

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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission


Mission Rooms, Congregational House, Boston, Mask

Rev. N. G. OLARR, D.D.
Rev. E. K. ALDEN, D.D. Corresponding Secretaries.
LANGDON S. WARD, Treasurer.
Rev. CHARLES C. CREEGAN, D.D., Field Secretary.
Rev. E. E. STRONG, D.D., Editorial Secretary.
CHARLES E. SWETT, Publishing and Purchasing Agent.

Letters for the above-mentioned persons should be addressed CONGREGATIONAL Hous: No. I Somerset Street, Boston, Mass.

Communications relating to the pecuniary affairs of the Board should be sent to Treasurer; subscriptions and remittances for the MISSIONARY HERALD, to the Publishing Agent.

Mrs. Eliza H. WALKER, Auburndale, Mass., or, Mrs. SARAH C. LITTLE, Oberlin, Odi may be addressed in reference to the care of Missionary children.

District Secretaries.
New York, the Middle and South Atlantic States, Connecticut, and Ohio.

Rev. Charles H. Daniels, D.D., No. 121 Bible House, New York City.
States of the Interior.

Rev. A. N. Hitchcock, Ph.D., Room 24, No. 151 Washington Street, Chicago, Ill.
Rev. Dr. S. J. Humphrey, who still renders partial service, may be addressed at the same of

Office of Rev. Walter Frear, Agent of the Board on the Pacific Coast, is at No. 7 Mon, det": Avenue, San Francisco, Cal.

Woman's Boards of missions. W. B. M., BOSTON. Miss ABBIE B. CHILD, Secretary. Migs ELLEN CARRUTH, Treastrer. He

Congregational House, Beacon Street, Boston. W. B. M. OF THE INTERIOR. Miss M. D. WINGATE, No. 69 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Secreta

Mrs. J. B. LEAKE, No. 59 Dearborn Street, Ohioago, Treasurer. W. B. M. FOR THE PACIFIC. Mrs. J. H. WARREN, Sooretary, 1816 Mason Strost, San Francisco, Cs

Mrs. R. E. COLE, Treasurer, Oakland, Cal. Letters relating to LIFE AND LIGHT” should be addressed Secretary Life and Ligter, No. I Congregational House, Boston, Mass.

Legacies. In making devises and legacies, the entire corporate name of the particular Board wc the testator has in mind should be used as follows:

“The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, incorporated in Masse chusetts in 1812.”

" The Woman's Board of Missions, incorporated in Massachusetts in 1869." “ The Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior, incorporated in Illinois in 1873."

Honorary MƏembers. The payment of $50 at one time constitutes a minister, and the payment of $100 at 02 une constitutes any other person, an Honorary Member of the Board.

The MISSIONARY HERALD, published monthly at $1.00 per year.
Pamphlet Sketches of the several Missions of the Board, 35 cents for the set.

“Concert Exercises" and leaflets for free distribution may be obtained at the Miss Rooms.

THE MISSION DAYSPRING, for children, published monthly by the American Board 2.4 the Woman's Boards of Missions at $3.00 for 25 copies ; $1.50 for 10 copies; single come 20 cents.

THE AMERICAN BOARD ALMANAC, annually. Price, 10 cents; $6.00 per hundred.

WALL MAPs, including Map of the World. Set of seven. Price on cloth, $10.00, 00 paper, $6.00.

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The receipts for August were in advance of those of the corresponding month in 1891 from regular donations by over $1,000 and from legacies by nearly $13,000, a total of $13,942.32. To this we are permitted to add, on the donation account, the extra contributions raised by the Special Comunittee appointed for the purpose at the last Annual Meeting, $50,120, making the donations for the month $106,637-50. Including this sum the donations for the financial year were a little over $545,000 and the legacies nearly $250,000, a gain over the preceding year from donations of nearly $61,000 and from legacies of over $43,000; a total advance from these sources of $103,953.01. For so favorable a record we give hearty thanks to God and to the generous givers whom He has honored as His instruments in the good work. Now for a vigorous movement for a still larger increase during the year to come!

ARRANGEMENTS have been made so that in case one hundred persons apply for passage a special train will be provided from Boston for Chicago on Monday, October 3, leaving the station of the Boston and Albany road at 7.25 A.M. and reaching Chicago by noon of Tuesday. This is the only way by which passengers leaving Boston after the Sabbath can reach Chicago in season for the opening of the meeting of the Board, at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon, October 4. By special arrangement, the fare from Boston to Chicago and return, on a round-trip ticket, will be $29.35. This does not include sleeping-car and berth, which will be $5 each way. Round-trip tickets for those who go on to Minneapolis for the National Congregational Council, which meets the next week, will be sold at the same time, costing $44.70. Return tickets from Chicago are good until October 11; from Minneapolis until October 25. Should any one after reaching Chicago desire to go on to Minneapolis, the return portion of his ticket can be extended until October 25. The train can be taken along the line of the Boston and Albany Railroad, at South Framingham, Worcester, Palmer, Springfield, and Pittsfield. Those who wish to engage passage and sleeping-car accommodations on this train should apply at once to Charles E. Swett, No. i Somerset Street, Boston, who will reply to all inquiries.

ARE the children and young people getting ready their money for the new missionary vessel, the Hiram Bingham? The shares in the vessel are fixed at one dollar each, and a certificate is in preparation to give to subscribers.

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Some excellent suggestions have recently been made by Secretary Thompson, of the London Missionary Society, in reference to qualifications properly demanded of those who are to be appointed for missionary service among the heathen. There are many who have little conception of the work in hand, supposing that any one should be sent to this service who has a devoted Christian spirit and readiness to endure hardness for Christ's sake. But it is by no means sufficient that one have a desire to be a missionary. It is a sorrowful thing to reject an applicant whose devotion is unquestioned but who is not fitted for service in foreign lands, yet to do this is a kindness to the individual himself and a necessity in the best interests of the work. The points which Secretary Thompson makes in regard to the general principles governing the London Society in its choice of workers are so well presented that we quote them here, commending them to the consideration of all applicants and friends of applicants : " (1) Those who would not be deemed suitable for continuous and responsible Christian work at home, though they may be admirable helpers in the Sunday-school or in a home mission band, are much less likely to be suitable for mission work abroad. (2) The conditions under which Foreign Mission work is carried on make it almost impossible to have two grades or classes of missionaries. Consequently it is not expedient in most fields to employ Europeans as assistant missionaries. It is still less desirable to lower the standard of missionary efficiency by sending out men of inferior training. (3) It costs as much to send out to the field, and to maintain while there, the most inefficient as the most thoroughly equipped. It is, therefore, false economy to send out any but the best. (4) Half a dozen trained native workers can be maintained for the sum which it costs to provide for one European. On this ground, also, it is a mistaken and extravagant policy to send out untrained men."

Within a little over a year, four veteran missionaries have been removed by death from our India missions each after a service of more than forty years : Dr. Bissell, of the Marathi Mission, Rev. J. T. Noyes and Mrs. John E. Chandler, of the Madura Mission, and now Rev. W. W. Howland, of Ceylon. They were al faithful, devoted missionaries who have left their mark on the life and character of multitudes in their several fields of labor. Their long service is indicative of the healthfulness of the Indian climate. Their satisfaction with the work as offering suitable opportunity for the largest usefulness is shown by the fact that these four persons had the pleasure of seeing their children following in their footsteps to the number of fifteen, of whom fourteen gave themselves to the India missions.

WORD has been received of the death, at Constantinople, on August 10, of Pastor Mardiros Shemavonian, of the Langa church. Dr. Greene writes most tel. derly of the affection and esteem in which this beloved man was held. He was one of the earliest and best known of the pastors, having served about thirty years in Harpoot, coming to Constantinople about four years ago, in care of the Langa church. A graduate of Bebek Seminary, he was a man sound and faithful, an able preacher, and of most gentle spirit, and his loss is most deeply felt

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