ere the word "none" was repeated, usually accompanied with the explanation that the Federal forces had scattered the people and chased away the pastors.
The sum total of these collections amounted to--, whereas the collections of last year amounted to more than $20,000.
The next order of business was the election of officers of the Society for the ensuing year, when the Rev. Wm. B. Rowze was elected President; Rev. Frank Stantey, Vice-President; Rev. Charles H. Hall, Secretary; and D'Aicy Paul, Esq., Treasurer.
This finished the business of the evening, when President Edwards arose, and staced that he had the promise of an address from the Rev. Dr. Cross, and asked, "Is Dr. Cross in the house?" No response.
The question was repeated and somebody from the choir answered, "Dr. Cross is in the gallery." Still no Dr. Cross showed himself, although the President repeatedly urged his appearance.
At length Dr. Cross arose in the gallery, declaring himself in the tigutest pla