Sixteen ladies were present at the meeting of the W. C. T. ü. heLd on Thursday, Oct. 27. Miss Bower and Mrs. Voorheis, the committee appointed by the society to wait upon the board of supervisors while in annual session, and to call their attention to the inadequate provisions made for the care of women and children when under confinement in the county jail, reported having complied with instructions. They also reminded the board of the police matron bill, enacted by the last legislature, whicc provides that a woman shall be on duty when women and children are confined in the jails of cities of certain population, Ann Arbor falling in this class.
Delegates to the county convention, held Nov. 2 and 3 at Saline, were appointed.
The Union will furnish the "Union Signal" and Dr. Wood-Allen the "New Crusade," to the Y. W. C. A. for the coming year.
The appeal of Jesse Ackerman, round-the-world missionary of the W. C. T. U. was read. She says : "A great district in Chicago lies sadly neglected by Christian people. It is sunk in poverty, ignorance and crime. After twelve years of travel in almost every country and island on earth, my heart has been strangely stirred to find such a black, sin-cursed spot in the western metropolis of our own christian land. I want to start a gospel work among the 25,000 people of this neighborhood. I want to carry the glad and glorious Christ-spirit into the lives and homes of these poor people. I want to do what I xan to cleanse the spot of its crime, purge it of its poverty, and make the dirty tenements sweet and wholesome with love and sympathy. With the help of God and christian people I long to begin this much-needed work at once. God help me to help those poor, poor people, whose faces plainly tell the sad story of their miserable, wretched, sinful existence."
The Union voted to send 1 and to follow it up with other donations later on.