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Goldfield Gazette Newspaper

Clarion, Boone Co., Iowa

01 Apr 1891



A company of boys from the Children's Aid Society of New York City, will arrive in Eagle Grove, Iowa, Thursday, April 2d, 1891, for the purpose of finding homes and employment with farmers and others. There will be a meeting held for the distribution of the boys at the Opera House, Thursday, April 2, at 2 o'clock p.m. Those proposing to take one or more boys are requested to hand their names, as soon as possible, to the following named gentlemen who have kindly consented to act as committee.

F. W. Pillsbury, Mayor
H. A. Miller, at the Bank
C. A. Schaffter, at Gazette office


The boys will be placed with applicants who have the recommendation of the Committee. They are expected to remain until they are of age, but should a removal be necessary, it can be arranged by writing to the agent. Applicants are expected to treat the children as their own in the matter of schooling and training. Neither are bound by writing, and the society reserves the right to remove the child at any time for what might be considered a just cause. The society pays all the expenses attending the transportation of the children from New York, and desires to place them in homes where they will be, at least, under strictly moral influences.


E. Trott

Agent Children's Aid Society, 24 St. Mark's Place, New York