The visiting committee to the Pauper Children's Home at Spiceland, have submitted the following report to the commissioners:
Six rooms, a large basement, one hall and five closets have been added to the building this past year, which add much to the comfort of the family, for which the matron and the committee are heartily thankful. Two of the closets, as well as some other improvements, were put in at the matrons expense.
One hundred and thirty gallons of fruit were canned, forty gallons of which were cherries. One hundred and fifty pounds of apples were dried, eighty bushels of apples were stored. One hundred and twenty-five bushels of apples were grown on the grounds. They have also cultivated most of the vegetables used in their large family. This work is done by the matron and the boys. Each child over six years of age has regular duties to perform before and after school hours. All children o school age have been kept in school as much as health would permit, considering the measles and mumps have been in the home for six months. The health has been good with these exceptions and the sickness of the baby.
Again do we thank the tax-payers of the county for this beneficent home for the helpless little ones. "If ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me", said our Great Exemplar.
Mrs. Sarah A. R. Boor
Miss Susan Fussell
Mrs. Martha A. White, Secretary
Spiceland, Ind., June 5, 1889
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