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The regular meeting of the W. C T. U. will be held in tbe pariors of H Haii on next Thursday afternoon, Jan. 29th, at 3 o'clock, the time of meeting uaving been changed from the first Wednesday to the last Thursday of the month. All niembers andfriendsof the Union are urgently requested to be present asseveral matters of importance are to be presentid for consideration Those having copies of the Gospel Hymns are requested to bring thera. I feel constrained to ask all the Christian women of Ann Arbor to come and help us. Ours is a cause whicta must appeal to the heart of every Christian man and woman. If you have not a father, brother or son who may become a drunkard, your neighbor has, and did not Christ in answer to the lawyer's question, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" say"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thisis the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy sel f. On these two Commandmenls bang al! the law anü tiio prophets." Daily we read of the terrible effects of the liquor traffic upon our neighbors. It is thestory of somebody's father, brother, son or husband ruined and killed by drinking. But his is not the only life ruined. Somebody loved him, somebody is broken-hearted today on account of it. She is our neiuhbor, our sister; do not her iears and sad life appeal to us for help? Have we not great reason to thank God that we have been blessed with happy homes, where the demon of strong drink has no place? but will He not rcquire us to express our thanks in actions rather than in words alone, by which we may comfort those who are less fortúnate Ihan ourselves, and help them to obtain happy homes like our own? Can you not spend one hour a month with us in the W. C. T. TL? It will do us all good. If circumstances are such that you cannot be with us, pray for us and for our work especially. Recently a vessel sailed a Belgium port for AVest Afiica, having on board fourteen missior.aries, four hundred and sixty casks of gunpowder, eleven cases of gin and ten thousand casks of rum. Verily ciyilization (?) is a puzzle of inconsistencies. Is there not a question here for the foreign missionary societies, as to how far they lent their sanction to rum and gunpoiv" der táctica by sailing in vessels bearing such a cargo? - Sigual Notes. The W. C.T. (J. of Tempa, Florida, is doing excellent work in her own city among the vagrants. Miss Julia C. Daley, of Lima, N. Y., has been eleeted editor of Woman's Temperance Work, the official organ of the W. C. T. U. of New York State. The first annual training school of the V. C. T. U. opened in Chicago on the 6th inst. Tuition is free, and boarding secured at reasonable rates. "One important feature of the training school isgivingan opportunity to see the working of the various organizations in this city ar d vicinity." Each one a'tending the se ïool is expected to give at least one year thereafter to active W. C. T. U. work .


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