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cently a distinguished man died in China; the obsequies were most
imposing As he was a Christian, as well as statesman and soldier,
a large concourse of believers attended the funeral. They carried
only one banner, and on it was inscribed the suggestive words,

Jesus Lives." They thus sought to impress the most important
fact that could be urged upon attention at such a time.

Jesus lives as the conqueror of death."
We take the phrase and with added emphasis declare—the liv-
ing Jesus is pledged to the conquest of earth. Here is an inspira-
tion for the work that lies ahead. Thus is realized, as would be
otherwise impossible, that, whatever impediments are in our path,
whatever insufficiency may be ours because of human limitations,
nevertheless he who was from the beginning with God, and is God,
can bring to pass all that is necessary for the honor of His Word.
That Word cannot return unto him void. He can bless its use for
the bringing to very many of that freedom wherewith he makes his
people free, while he builds them up in their most holy faith and
gives a revelation of himself which precludes the possibility of fail-
ure and becomes the absolute assurance of final triumph. This is our
challenge to diligence-hope—and a courage determined to attain.

Colporteurs Employed
E. F. Atherholt...
Franklin Carr...
A. A. Casper...
John Carlson.
Ferdinando Ferri....
Frank Festa...
Adam P. Folta.
John Gay...
C. D'Ippolito
Israel Moses Joy.....
P. A. Lotterhos.
Antonio Lombardi..
A. M. Lewis
Paul De Meurers..
Wm. J. McWilliams.
Rev. L. F. M. Myers.
John Pietrowski..
Luigi Pace..
Hesser C. Ruhl..
Robert S. Shriner
E. P. Seymour......
A. M. Taylor.......

Circulation for the Year

Days of
Service Bibles

82
248 569

63 102
218 305
238 392
33

47
311 449
290

492
190 314
269

245
3

384
252 1,006
15

89
98 166
18

66
179 215

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Books Sold
Teat's Portions Total

140 564 786
482

2,957 4,008
192

8

302
184 191 680
292

436

1,120
29

52 122
350 729 1,528
313 958 1,763
76

139 528
405 886 1,486
7
9

17
249 323 956
1,587 393 2,966

105 358 552
275 718 1,154
106 148 320
21

236
270 211 819
834

588

1,151
221 259 625
207 542 1,190
6,092

147 6,357
11,816 10,571 28,682

495 2,705 8,462
3,177 9,485 15,473
82,813 125,247 190,200
48,301 148,008 237,817

87
90
205
314

229
145
541
118

3,634

Donated by Colporteurs....
Donated from Depositories.......
Sales at Depositories...

6,295

262
2,811
32,140

41,508

HE Society has continued its interest and activity among the Indians resident in the United States, following its long-established custom. Scriptures to the amount of 457 Bibles, 409 Testaments, and 22 portions were

sent to the Dakotas. This is the only Indian language in which the whole Bible is published by the Society, though there are parts published in ten other languages. Other tribes which have been supplied have been the Arapahoes, Cherokees, Choctaws (who received the largest number, 861 Testaments, 521 portions), the Muskokees, the Navahoes, the Ojibwas, and a few to the Senecas and Winnebago tribes, nine tribes in all.

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HAWAII The Hawaii Society has for many years co-operated with the Hawaiian Evangelical Association. During the past year small grants of English Bibles and Testaments have been sent as requested to Honolulu.

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THE SOCIETY'S WORK IN FOREIGN

LANDS

WEST INDIES The Agency for the West Indies now embraces Cuba, Porto Rico,

Haiti, and Santo Domingo, and the French islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. The circulation for the year ending December 31, 1913, is 59,070 volumes, a decrease from last year of 13,339 copies. These were circulated by twenty-four persons employed at various times, who spent 1,897 days in the work, traveling 18,060 miles and visiting 756 towns and villages. This brings the grand total of the circulation in the West Indies up to 581,584 volumes since the Agency was established. The Rev. W. F. Jordan is the Agent. His headquarters during the year 1913 was in Brooklyn, N. Y.

HE Rev. W. F. Jordan, the Agent, has had

his headquarters during the year 1913 in Brooklyn, N. Y., as he was better able thus to communicate and travel to the various islands from this point than from any other.

In reporting a circulation so much less than for previous years, it should be understood that this is not due to untoward circumstances and much less to negligence, but because it was thought judicious not to attempt so extensive and rapid a distribution as has been successfully carried through in previous years. Mr. Jordan has been busily engaged at his task, and as his report shows, he has in the year 1913, with his colporteurs, pushed out more into rural regions away from the towns where the circulation would necessarily be less in quantity, but where it is sorely needed. This is especially true in Porto Rico, where an automobile has added greatly to the efficiency of the distribution. The Rev. Mr. Neblett in Cuba, the Rev. E. L. Humphreys in Porto Rico, and the Rev. W. W. Williams in Santo Domingo, have rendered effective service. The account of the visit of Mr. Henri Ruga and others in the French islands will be found interesting.

Much as we would like to come to the writing of this annual

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