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~ Jackson County~

Tuesday, October 28, 1919

Make a Choice of an Orphan
Twelve Bright Faced Children Craving a Mother and Father's Love, to be here Friday

Five hundred circular letters have been sent out during the past few days to citizens of this community announcing that a number of orphans from New York will be at the Congregational church next Friday afternoon from which place they will be distributed to homes which have made application for them. A public reception will be held at the church at two o'clock and everybody is invited to be present. If you have not made application for a child yet, be certain to be present at that time and do so.

A letter from Mrs. C. B. Comstock of Des Moines who will accompany the children states that these children come from the best orphanages in and around New York and have been diligently trained and selected with care to fit the new family life into which they are to enter. If a mistake has been made in the choice or for any reason the child is not satisfactory, the society bears the trouble and expense of its return.

In all there will be twelve children ranging in age from ten months to thirteen years. Their names as furnished by Miss Comstock are as follows:

Helen Martin 8 years
Frank Hunt 3 years
David Monson 12 years
Dorothy Ritchie 10 months
Ethel Monson 11 years
Edward Alkler 10 years
Wellington Zanginger 2 years
John Carlson 11 years
William Nelson 8 years
Emil Zelsing
13 years
Milton Cook 4 years
James McConnell 11 years

If you apply for a child, you should be prepared to satisfy the Society that you will furnish the comforts of a home, that you will treat the little one as a real member of your family by taking the place of father and mother to him as nearly as possible, that you will give him the education and moral training that will fit him to take a respectable, self supporting place in the community.

The local committee appointed some time ago by Miss Comstock is as follows: A. L. Cook, Dr. F. V. Johnson, Judge A. J. House, L. T. Martensen, Dr. J. G. Morgan, A. C. McKinsey, and G. H. McClellan. These gentlemen are requested to be present at this time and it is necessary to have the committee's endorsement when taking one of these children.

Remember that everyone is welcome to call at the church at the above mentioned time, see the little ones, and if you want to do some real good in the world, make application for one of them.



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