to write our corresponding secretary each year while pur¬
suing and after completing her course."
The treasurer's report shows that $127.22 was collected
from all sources. The officers as follows :
Mrs. H. L. Mason, Jackson, president.
" S. L. Watkins, Yazoo City, first vice-president.
" M. J. Scott, Shuqualak, second vice-president.
" D. P. Moody, Columbus, treasurer.
Miss M. A. Alston, Kosciusko, corresponding secretary.
" M. J. Miller, Winona, recording secretary.
Mrs. S. J. Richardson, Greenwood, asst. secretary.
Other Members of the Board—Mrs. H. M. Thompson,
Okolona; Mrs. M. F. Watkins, Kemper Springs; Mrs. K. S.
Benjamin, Lexington ; Mrs. C. Jones, Canton.
During the ten years' history of this society the pre¬
siding officers have been as follows :
Sister A.; McLaughlin Brown, Jackson, Miss., 1886-
• Sister J. F. Boulden, Columbus, Miss.. 1887-1888.
Sister J. H. Nichols, Starkville, Miss., 1889-1891.
Sister G. W. Wright, Winona, 1892-1894.
Sister H. L. Mason, Jackson, Miss., 1895-1897.
It has collected $1,393.72. all of which sum (except
$58.57 of the society's general fund and $73.26 in hands of
the treasurer of the society, for the erection of "Home for
aged women and orphans")- has been expended in the way
that article 2 of the constitution provides, viz : " To fos¬
ter and encourage all mission work, both home and
From a careful review of the origin and history of
this grand army of consecrated women banded together
with the express purpose of fostering the cause of Christ,
I can say for them that they have been faithful in bear¬
ing their part of the burden.
Now, may their future be as their past, peaceful and
progressive, abounding in good work for the Master and
His loved ones, that He may say of them as He said of their
sister of old, " Let her alone, she hath done what she