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From the Jackson County Banner, Saturday May 18, 1867, Page 3 Column 3

SABBATH SCHOOL MEETING
Methodist Fund Drive for a Library

The Sabbath School Meeting at the Methodist Church Wednesday evening last,
was largely attended by both old and young, and passed off pleasantly to
all.

About two weeks since, the classes in the school were numbered and named. At
the same time it was decided to raise money for a Library. A prize banner
was offered to the class that raised the largest amount of money. This was
an incentive, and the way the little fellows perambulated the streets, going
from store to store and from man to man was a caution to us fellows who
lacked greenbacks. This meeting was called to afford an opportunity for reporting
the amounts gathered. The following are the names of the classes, and the
amounts collected:
Pioneers--$10.25
Life Guards--$12.00
Busy Bees--$9.55
Morning Star--$2
Shining Lights--$3.35
Tri-Company--$34.00
Little Pilgrims--$4.45
Lilly of the Valley--$28.00
Rose of Sharon--$19.40

This, with a collection taken up that evening, made a sum of $132.00. This
will go far toward securing a Library.

The following are the names of those who collected the largest amounts:
Albert POPHAM, Clara WASON, Eliza MERRILL, Cry AUSTIN, Frank CHANDLER, Rena
SPAULDING, Julia SPAULDING, M. A. DARLING, and Susie MITCHELL. Julia
SPAULDING, a little girl of nine summers, collected $21, being the largest
amount secured by one person.

Several brief speeches were made on the occasion. Judge PRICE made a very
pretty temperance speech. He was cheered lustily. The Judge always talks
with force, and never fails to say a good thing.

We must not close this without saying that the music furnsihed by Mrs.
ELLIOTT and Miss HAWLEY was fine, and added much to the entertainment.