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Gerard Beekman, William H. Harris, E. Francis Hyde, John R. Taber, James W. Pearsall, Richard M. Hoe.

There are four vacancies in the Board of Managers besides those caused by expiration of terms of office at the present time.

THE CENTENNIAL YEAR In May, 1916, a hundred years of the service of the American Bible Society will be completed. A committee chosen by the Board of Managers has been charged with the preparation of a general plan for some adequate celebration of this event in the history of the Society. It is expected that representatives of various national religious bodies will lend their aid in maturing these plans. For the present all that can be definitely stated concerning the Centennial Celebration is that it has been decided to prepare a story of the work of the Bible Society during the century, which will be, in fact, a history of its growth and the blessings of success which have attended that growth.

Mention is made in this preliminary way of the preparations for the Centennial Celebration because, even at this stage, it is desired to invite the interest and co-operation of all who have shared or rejoiced in the work of this Society.

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

REPORT

OF THE

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

HE Executive Officers of the Society con

tinue the report of the Board of Managers, and enlarging the same, present herewith detailed reports from the various fields and more complete statements concerning the

financial transactions of the Society. The reports of the Agencies, whether at home or abroad, are for the calendar year ending December 31, 1913. The Treasurer's statement is for the fiscal year of the Society, which ends March 31, 1914. Certain items connected with the general activities of the Society are also brought up to that date.

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TRANSLATION AND REVISION The general facts connected with the year's work in this department have been stated more fully than usual in the report of the Board of Managers. The details where they come within the sphere of the operations of the Foreign Agencies will be more completely described in the various Agency reports.

NEW PLATES Electro-plates were finished for a bilingual New Testament-Portuguese, revised, and English, revised (American Standard)—parallel columns, in 12mo; also for the four Gospels, revised, Version Moderna, in vest-pocket size. There are electro-plates in progress for a Zulu Bible, 12mo; Zulu New Testament, 32mo; and for the Old Testament to the end of Isaiah, excepting Psalms, in the Marshall Islands language, in 12mo.

To replace worn out plates, new electro-plates were

made from molding plates for the Nonpareil Testament, 32mo; Agate Testament, 32mo; and Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, vest-pocket size.

PRINTING IN OTHER LANDS At Constantinople, in Armenian, 4,000 Bibles, 3,000 New Tes

taments, 23,000 portions; in Armeno-Turkish, 6,000 Bibles, 3,000 New Testaments, 5,000 portions; in Turkish, 5,000

portions. At Beirut, in Arabic, 10,000 New Testaments, 76,060 portions. At Bangkok, in Siamese, 48,000 portions. At Chieng Mai, in Laos, 116,000 portions. At Chentu, in Mandarin, 3,000 New Testaments, 155,500 por

tions. At Shanghai, in Mandarin, 6,000 New Testaments, 1,488,420

portions; in Mandariu and English, 2,000 New Testaments, 10,000 portions; in Easy Wenli, 45,000 portions ; in Canton Colloquial, 1,000 New Testaments, 95,000 por

tions; in Shanghai Colloquial, 2,000 New Testaments. At Weihsein, in Mandarin, 25,000 portions. At Foochow, in Foochow Colloquial, 2,000 portions; in Foo

chow, Romanized, 500 portions. At Yokohama, in Siamese, 20,000 portions; in Mandarin,

4,000 Bibles, 20,000 New Testaments; in Classical, 2,000 New Testaments, Reference ; in English Wenli, 500 Bibles, 1,500 Bibles (References), 5,000 New Testaments ; in Shanghai Colloquial, 2,000 Bibles ; in Canton Colloquial, 1,000 New Testaments; in Cauton and English, 2,000 New Tes

taments ; in Soochow Colloquial, 2,000 New Testaments. At Yokohama, in Japanese, 4,700 Bibles, 52,300 New Testa

ments, and 215,000 portions.
At London, in Hankow Braille, 125 portions.

SCRIPTURES PRINTED AND PURCHASED These have amounted during the year to 5,109,613 volumes, as follows:

Vol's for tho Blind

Bibles

Tost's

Portions

Total

Printed at the Bible House . 280,075 563,558 1,151,500
Manufact'ed for the Soc'y
Imported from abroad 54,082 39,054 157,295
Printed abroad

29,579 134,689 2,573, 120 Parchased abroad

14,550 28,675 81,966

500 1,995,633 970 970

250,431 . 2,737,388

125,191

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.378,286 765,976 3,963,881 1,470 5,109,613

ISSUES The total issues of the Society at home and abroad amount to 5,251,176 volumes, of which 2,327,390 were issued from the Bible House in New York (2,189 from the Home Agencies), 2,923,786 by the Society's Agents abroad, being printed on mission and other presses in Turkey, Syria, Siam, China, and Japan.

FROM THE BIBLE HOUSE
Bibles

353,552
Testaments

561,080 Portions

1,410,675 Volumes for the Blind

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2,083

2,327,390

Bibles
Testaments
Portions

IN OTHER LANDS

58,677 202,078 2,663,031

2,923,786

Total number of volumes

5,251,176

THE TOTAL ISSUES OF THE SOCIETY DURING NINETYEIGHT YEARS AMOUNT TO ONE HUNDRED AND THREE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE (103,519,891) VOLUMES.

Of the issues from the Bible House in New York during the year ending March 31, 1914, 1,611,819 vol. umes were in the English language. This total is made up of 270,657 Bibles, 427,918 Testaments and Testaments and Psalms, 911,161 portions, and 2,083 volumes for the blind. Of the Bibles and Testaments 19,977 were in the various raised characters the American Revised Version.

Scriptures were issued in the same year from the Bible House in eighty-nine languages other than English. The following table classifies these issues according to language:

Volumes

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Language Albanian Arabic Arapahoe Armenian Armeno-Turkish Arrawack Benga Bengali Bicol. Bohemian Bohemian-Slovak Bulgarian Bulu . Chamorro Cherokee Chinese Choctaw Croatian Dakota Danish Dikele Dutch Esperanto Esthopian Finnish Flemish French Gaelic German Gilbert Islands Grebo Greek Hawaiian Hebrew. Hindi Hungarian Ibanag Icelandic Ilocano Irish Italian Japanese Korean Kusaien. Latin.

Language 18 Lettish 7,740 Lithuanian

25 Malay 6,614 Marshall Islands 545 Mortlock

3 Mpongwe 2 Muskokee 26 Navaho .

40 Norwegian . 10,242 Ojibwa

228 Pampangan 979 Panjabi . 2,507 Panayan

18 Pangasinan

80 Persian 7,221 | Polish 1,355 Ponape 8,278 | Portuguese

264 Roumanian 7,244 Ruk

4 Russian 4,452 | Ruthenian 468 Scotch, “ Broad"

5 Seneca 3,989 Servian

269 Sheetswa 26,593 Slavic

4 Slovak 43,885 Slovenian 1,029 Spanish

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5 63,940

5 52,907 9,343

1,006 332,786 3,585

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3 5,898

130

629 2,925

5,139 216,205 14,327

335 1,297

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1 254 155 202

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5 Swedish . 9,573 Syriac (Ancient).

299 Syriac (Modern) 1,046 Tagalog

1 Telugu 15,483 Tonga

20 | Turkish .
18 Urdu
32 Visayan

3 Welsh 101,779 Winnebago 3,743 | Yiddish . 327 Zapotec

5 Zulu 295

5 1,168

4 2,687

9 12,955

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