“Kindly send us all information at your command regarding the Chinese and Mountain Whites and the work of the Association among them. The ladies of our Missionary Society are taking up these subjects as studies for their meetings.”
“The missionary letters are full of interest, and the ladies are always attentive listeners.”
“We take pleasure in enclosing check for forty dollars toward the salary of Miss ——. The ladies of our society are much interested in her work and have also been sewing for the boarding hall.”
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In response to inquiry from many who wish to sew, while also studying the missions and contributing to the support of teachers, we give below a list of standard needs in all our mission homes and boarding halls.
Furnishing.—Sheets and bed-ticks for double beds; pillow cases for pillows twenty to twenty-two inches wide; bed spreads, large size; quilts of medium weight; tablecloths from three to five yards long; napkins, kitchen towels; rugs or mats for the floor.
Garments.—Underwear for boys and girls of ages from twelve to twenty, especially night wear, of strong, unbleached muslin; work aprons for students in industrial schools; dresses of all sizes, of print, gingham or wool; long-sleeved aprons for children.
Sundries.—Shoe bags, soiled-clothes bags, spool and thimble bags, whisk broom cases, comb and brush cases, hairpin holders, pin cushions, paper and letter racks, bureau covers, stand covers, lamp mats, etc.
Whatever a girl or boy may need away from home to maintain habits of neatness and order, and for refining influences, these students need in our boarding-schools. We can always assign special schools to those who will render this form of help.
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CHRISTMAS AT FORT YATES, DAKOTA.
Our readers will be glad to welcome Miss Josephine E. Barnaby to her new field of work, and to a place in the pages of the Missionary. She is of the Omaha tribe, was a student at Hampton, then spent some time in a training school for nurses in New Haven, Connecticut, and is now the assistant of Miss Collins at the Grand River Station.
Miss Collins writes of her: “Josephine is very much interested in her work. She said to-day, ’I wish every one interested in Indians could come here and stay long enough to see how the foundation ought to be laid, and how much better off our native teachers, Elias and Wakanna, are with the Bible knowledge they have without the English, than the Indians are who speak English and are without Christ.’ She knows, for her people are largely godless but English-speaking.”
My Dear Friends: