on Saturday, August 18th, at 2 o'clock p. m., to take into consideration the best way to give work to the unemployed and prevent suffering the coming winter. Let every one come out and give the benefit of his or her advice in this matter. It is better to look the matter squarely in the face and do it at once than to wait until disaster is upon us and it is too late to do anything effective. "In the multitude of counsel there is wisdom." Let every one come out and consider the subject and take such action as is deemed best.
FROM AN OVEN
Hot Kansas Winds Sweep Over Nebraska --July 26th Will Be Long Remembered By the People of This State -- It Was a Scorcher.
The hottest, most scorching and destructive wind which this state has experienced in the memory of its oldest inhabitants swept over this state on Thursday of last week. It blew a gale from the south nearly all day and a good deal of corn was scorched as though a fire had passed over it. Much of it was dried up and blown down by the strong wind. The day was too hot and scorching for man or beast to be out. A person shrank from it as from a furnace. In many instances the leaves on the trees were scorched. Many farmers at once proceeded to cut up corn for fodder. Many fields were rendered useless for anything else, but some escaped and will make some corn.
On Monday morning a fine rain fell in the vicinity of Fullerton and will make some corn and save us from a total failure.
A large majority of corn will be cut up and coarse fodder will be comparatively cheap, but such a large scope of country has been cut short of a crop that it will require the closest economy for the people to get through the winter, and much sufferIng will necessarily follow.
THE FULLERTON PEOPLE
Meet and Organize for Sweet Charity Sake Ready for Work
So far there has been no need of any organized effort to prevent suffering in our midst, as up to date there has been work for all who desired, but as winter has just begun, and from this time on there will necessarily be but little work, it has been thought best to make an organized effort to prevent suffering this winter. Accordingly a meeting was called at J. W. McClelland's office on Monday night of this week. A representative gathering of the people of Fullerton were present. Dr. Pillsbury was called to the chair and stated the object of the meeting. After a general discussion. it was decided to organize into an association which shall be known as the "Fullerton Association of Organized Charities," the object being to unite all charitably disposed people, who wish to join the association, and all work along definite lines, and to have committees in each ward of the city, and outside townships, who should systematically report every case of need in their locality so that no cases might be over looked, and that help might not be bestowed where it was not needed.
An organization was effected by selecting the following officers:
Dr. W. H. H. Pillsbury, president; Dr. T. C. McMillan, vice-president; M. H. Barber, secretary, and H. H. Eyman, treasurer.
An executive committee was chosen to carry out the purposes of the organization, consisting of two ladies and one gentleman from each ward.
The following were named: First ward--Mrs. M. Gress, Mrs. Theron Drake and Mr. Geo. W. Tolbot. Second ward--Mrs. B. D. Slaughter, Mrs. S. H. Penney and Fred Fuller. Third ward--Mrs. J. E. Kreidler, Mrs. A. Edgington and Mr. O. H. Lumry.
The officers of the association were then added as members of the executive committee.
Dr. Pillsbury and Fred Fuller were appointed as a committee to confer with the other charitable organizations and request them to act in connection with this association.
Those who are in possession of moneys which have been raised for charitable purposes, carried over from other years, were requested to turn their money into the treasury of this association.
Dr. Pillsbury stated that he had received offers of assistance from Syracuse, N. Y., of supplies if they were needed. It was thought that sufficient clothing would be donated for all actual needs.
Mayor Penney was present and aided in the organization, preferring not to act as an officer of the association, stating that he would act as mayor of the city in harmony with the association. Adjourned to meet at the call of the president.
M. H. BARBER,
Live Stock Commission Co.
Rooms 209 and 211
Tel. South 111 UNION STOCK YARDS
SOUTH OMAHA, NEB.
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