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The Sewing School

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In looking over the annual reports of the sewing school for many years past, and comparing thern with what wc have to offer today, we find many things to encourage us. In 1883, when we introduced industrial work in our school, we gradually incroased in numDers, and from a class of perhaps twenty-five or thirty, we now have eleven classes numbering over one hundred. Our average the past year has been seventy-threo. We have thirteon teachers and two assistants. We meet every Saturday from two o'clock until four, in the socond story of the Courier building. Mr. Beal kindly donating the use of the room free. We had the room cleaned and neatly paperod. Our friends are always welcome. The question, "How do you get ïnoney to cari-y on the school?'' is often asked. It is by private donations, collections from the churchcs, (the Congregational being tho only one this year,) and largoly from the Ladies' Charitablo Union. We have also been generously remembered by Mr. Mills, Mr. Schairer and Mr. Haller. We formerly gave entertainments, the last one was four or five years ago, "The Deestrict Skule, " whieh was a deoided successfinancially, but this money could not last always, and when we found we had but a few dollars in our treasury. we too, asked the question, "Where are we to get tho means to earry on our work?" And now we hear that Mrs. Trueblood will soon givo us a benefit, the school board granting tho use of the High School hall for the entertainment. Our annual picnic was omitted this year, but we gave the ohildren a dinner during holidays, our frionds contributing a gcnei-ous supply of refreshments. The gurmentfi made in the school are distributed among the needy or sold for a 1 rilling snm. Donations of material or money wil] be thankfullv reoeived by the ti '11(10111,


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