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REPORTS OF MEMORIAL CELEBRATIONS

The annual reports of the numbers participating in the Memorial Supper constitute one of our best means of knowing approximately the number of fully consecrated Christians interested in what is styled Present Truth. For this reason we have specially requested that reports be sent to us as promptly as possible after the celebration each year. For some reason we are continually disappointed. Evidently many of the Classes do not elect scribes or secretaries, or else those elected are not suitable persons or slack in the Lord's business. We have waited the press in order to print a satisfactory report. Ten days have passed since the Memorial, and only a small fraction of the Classes have reported. For instance, there are over eleven hundred Classes in the U.S. and Canada, but we have heard from only two hundred and sixty-five of them, representing 7,944 commemorators. The following statement shows only those cities reporting fifty or more participants. The Brooklyn report for this year is smaller than a year ago, not because of less interest, but because some of the outside Classes have grown to an extent that justifies holding separate Memorials more convenient for some of the more feeble members. The same applies to Pittsburgh, Pa.

Brooklyn, N.Y............. 815 Allentown, Pa............. 73
Boston, Mass.............. 360 Binghamton, Pa............ 72
Pittsburgh, Pa............ 350 Toledo, O................. 71
Los Angeles, Cal.......... 310 Worcester, Mass........... 71
Cleveland, O.............. 189 Spokane, Wash............. 70
Seattle, Wash............. 164 Cincinnati, O............. 70
Washington, D.C........... 160 Jacksonville, Fla......... 58
Minneapolis and St. Paul.. 160 Newark, N.J............... 57
Detroit, Mich............. 149 San Francisco, Cal........ 56
Indianapolis, Ind......... 129 Springfield, Mass......... 55
St. Louis, Mo............. 124 Pasadena, Cal............. 50
San Antonio, Texas........ 119 Altoona, Pa............... 50
Portland, Ore............. 112 London, Eng., Tabernacle.. 525
Columbus, O............... 98 " " Forest Gate.. 313
Buffalo, N.Y.............. 97 Bristol, Eng.............. 95
Lancaster, Pa............. 87 Oldham, Eng............... 87
Denver, Colo.............. 85 Sheffield, Eng............ 73
Houston, Texas............ 80 Birmingham, Eng........... 56
Richmond, Va.............. 79 Glasgow, Scotland......... 428
Lynn, Mass................ 78 Eleven Classes S. India... 455


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