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A New Benevolent Project

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It has been in contemplation for some time that there should be eonstructed in t lus state a suitable place where convicts could go after being discharged from prison and stay until they could flnd suitable employment. 'he credit for this idea is largely due o Mrs. d'Arcnmbal of this place who ms devoted a portion of her time íor he past 10 years in visitlng the jails lid ])iisif., and doing what slie ooold o benelit the unfortunate. ín 1872 Urs. A. conunenced the collection of a ibrary for the state prison, and lias seuied for that purpose during the time housands of good books, of wliich the TÍ8onets have had the benefit. She ias alsobegged t housands of pamphlets and magazines for the same purpose. The good that this woman lias done can never be known. The work has been carried on with a qniet, persistent nergy that is truly commendable. During this time she has found good homes for friendless men, women and children. At last some of the good results have been accomplished, and an effort is to be made to bring tliis worthy work before the public, and inaugúrate a ment that shall result in establishing a "lióme of industry," not a permanent lionie- only a half-way lióme bet ween Uie prison and world. Prof. Clark, from the eonservatory of inusic, and Miss Ilounds, a celebrated reader of elocution from Detroit, offer to give four or six concerts during the sea8on to aid this enterprise. Messrs. Clongh & Warren of Detroit offer to furnish i grand Steinway piano free of all expense for the six entertainments, providel the lirst concert is given in Uie Itepresentative, hall at Lansing. It is riesigned that the proceela of these six concerts be deposited in a bank na a nucleus, nntil a ftutficient amount can be raised to erect a siiitalle building


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Ann Arbor Democrat