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A Pew In Berlin For The U. Of M.

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There are now nearly 600 American students studying in the University of Berlin. Heretofore there las been no provisión made for church sittings for any of them. For some years a number of devoted christians have kept up services, which they held in a Germán Methodist church. The Rev. Dr. StuckenDerg, a Lutheran minister from Springfield, Ohio, has taken charge of the congregation for the past eight years. Some two years ago some of the students at Berlin, and othersjinterested, formed the plan of auilding a church for American students. Accordingly Mrs. Stuckenberg was sent to America to solicit funds :or the new edifice. A meeting was hield in Boston at which it was de:ermined to raise $100,000 for the building. It was further decided that a gift of $1,000 would endow a pew, and $200 a sitting. Already $40,000 have been raised and it seems likely that the entire amount will soon be subscribed. Plans were early made for contributing $1,000 for a pew for the U. of M. Prof. Kelsey took the matter in hand and secured from the Presbyterian church $25. The other churches here raised the amount to $110. About $1,000 has been raised in Detroit for the endowment of a U. of M. pew. The national treasurer is Mrs. Grover Cleveland. Mrs. Newberry has charge of collections in Michigan, and Mrs. Prof. Carhart in this city.