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cently a distinguished man died in China; the obsequies were most
Jesus Lives." They thus sought to impress the most important
Jesus lives as the conqueror of death."
Circulation for the Year
140 564 786
105 358 552
495 2,705 8,462
Donated by Colporteurs....
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.
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.
THE SOCIETY'S WORK IN FOREIGN
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