28 WOMAN'S M. M. SOCIETY
of any previous year. [Please note report of Corresponding
Secretary in minutes of last year.] This year we are one hun-
dred dollars in advance of last year!
We might name several human causes for this success. Our
presiding elders have taken hold of the work in a hearty manner;
indeed, they have engaged in a friendly competition, each declar-
ing that his district shall lead. We thank the Lord for Mite
Missionary presiding elders. Added to this, our president has
held up a goal for us to attain. She called for $600.00 and we
show our appreciation of her work by joyfully doing her bidding.
When moneys from all sources are counted, the year's report
will fall not far short of six hundred dollars.
Another cause for our increase may be found in the efforts
of our lecturer, whose report you have just heard. Your corres-
ponding secretary, too, "hath done what she could" to keep up
interest already kindled, and to inspire unto new efforts. It is
the corresponding secretary's duty so to keep the societies in
touch with one another, that the interest may not flag; to give
out information as to the mission fields; to confer with the soci-
eties in heart to heart communication, as to failures and their
causes, successes and their merit; devising, planning, sympathiz-
ing. In a word, the corresponding secretary should put heart
into the work. Wherever I have fallen short of this ideal, my
weakness has been supplemented by the quick sympathy and
unvarying kindness of you, dear sisters. You have made my
task a delight by the lovely Christian disposition exhibited in
your letters. Now let us take a glance over the field.
In the Cincinnati district, reports have come in from all
stations save two, Bainbridge and Washington C. H. In the
Columbus district, three stations are still derelict, Chillicothe,
Rendville and Cambridge. Of circuits, we have reports from
New Richmond, Frankfort, and Sabina of the Cincinnati
district; Middleport and Westerville of the Columbus district.
Of missions, Cedarville, Selma, South Charleston and Middle-
port of the Cincinnati district have reported.