REPORT — OF THE — Work of the Seventeenth Year — OF THE- Pacific Garden Mission ENDING SEPTEMBER 15, 1894, 100 Kaet Van Biiren Street, CHICAGO. 4, Wm. H. Dietz, stationer and printer, 117 dearborn st. COL. GEO. R. CLARKE, Founder of the Pacific Garden Mission, vSept. 15, 1877. Digitized by tine Internet Archive in 2010 witin funding from CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois http://www.archive.org/details/annualreport17paci 17t\} ^i\i\iial Report. For seventeen years the Gospel Message has been sounding forth at the Pacific Garden Mission, and this 15th day of September, 1894, we celebrate the most eventful anniversary in its history. Words fail to convey the gratitude that fills our hearts as we recall the manifold blessings that has attended this work another year ; how God's blessing has been upon every meeting; the marvel- ous work of grace that has been wrought in so many lives, how the outcast has been reclaimed, the wanderers brought back, suicides prevented and broken homes reunited. The wonderful testimonies given from night to night can only convey the depth from which so many have been reclaimed. How the gambler has found power over the destroying passion of his life, the drunkard, after resorting to every remedy that skill or science could devise, has only found the Grace of God sufficient to conquer the raging thirst, the self-righteous man to realize his utter helplessness, and the would be skeptic convinced of the mighty power of the Gospel to save. These thrilling testimonies from the educated P,2526 and refined, down to the ignorant and depraved, prove how sin places all alike on the same level, leax-ing its bitter sting in those who have been lacerated by its poisonous fangs. Three Hundred and 5ixty=Five Nights In the vear meetings are held, consisting of song^ service at the door during the summer months, where large numbers gather, and most of them are persuaded to attend the meeting which immedi- ately follows. After half an hour of song and praise, accompanied b)' organ or piano with cor- net, the opening exercises begin, by quoting of Scripture from the audience, followed by a short address, then testimonies, after which an inquiry meeting is held, consisting of an altar service and personal instruction from the Bible. The Attendance During the past year has surpassed in numbers anv preceding year, averaging from three to four hundred week day nights, and often five hundred beside the standing room on Sunday nights. The number of seekers nightly varies from five ta twenty-five, no meeting ever having been held without some professing to be saved. On Sunday The Gospel is sounding from early in the morning until nearly the midnight hour. Convert's meeting at half past nine a.m., when the most wonderful experiences are heard from those who for years have been kept by the power of God, and those just entering7upon the Christian life. The mighty power of God is magnified as various ones attempt to describe the awful conse- quences wrought upon their lives through sin, yet how^ they have been redeemed by His saving grace. Prodigals returned, broken up families reunited, backsliders reclaimed, and lost ones saved, consti- tute the theme of their thrilling testimonies. Perhaps but few who have never attended a MISSION meeting have any conception of the wretchedness and woe, the suffering and sorrow that comes to the lives of those who have almost been abandoned by Satan himself, and the conse- quences that follow such a sinful life. The experiences of those who have been saved gives courage and hope to the disheartened ones and often inspires a purpose for a better life. Many a man has come in with suicide in his heart but gone out realizing the efficacy of God's saving grace. One hundred and fifty are often in attend- ance at this meeting, which is always a source of blessing. The Bible Study In the afternoon has been a source of great help to the converts in enabling them to obtain a knowl- edge of the Word. About one hundred usually attend this service, which has been under the leadership of our efficient teacher Mrs. E. B. Swift, where valuable instruction is imparted how to study the Word, and of its importance in building them up in the Christian life. 3 Sunday School. A large Sunday school is soon to l)e reorgan- ized under the leadership of Bro. Geo. D. Elderkin and we hope to make it one of the best features of this work. The outlook is favorable for one of the largest Mission Sunday Schools in the city, and we trust, by divine guidance upon our united efforts, that hundreds of children will be rescued from the thrfllldom of sin that is everywhere prevalent in our city. The Gospel Wagon. For a great many years it has been our custom to preach the Gospd to the masses in the open air, thus under the blessing of God we have been able to reach a large number who otherwise would never hear the plan of salvation. About five o'clock every Sunday the Gospel wagon staits out with a band of consecrated workers, consisting of a quartet, organ and cornet, and redeemed men whose hearts are on fire with the love of God. The wagon usually makes its regular round, stopping at each corner within a radius of a few blocks of the mission, where its approach is gladly welcomed. The audience consists of a cosmopolitan gath- ering who listen with profound interest and respect, and is often moved to tears as it hears the rescued men tell their thrilling experiences. From two to three hundred usually gather around the wagon, and w^hile the services are in progress the converts are busy circulating cards of invitation for the evening meeting, thus inducing 4 many to attend who would otherwise never be brought under the sound of the Gospel. This fea- ture of the work has been most signally blessed and with most gratifying results. Jail Work. The jail visitation, which has always been a branch of the mission work, has been faithfully continued with encouraging results. The largest number ever incarcerated in the jail has been during the past year, Abotit 7,300 names have been estimated as being enrolled on the books, 6,700 men, 360 women, and 250 boys, showing an increase of crime and the great need of RESCUING work. Perhaps a more miscellaneous gathering was never seen than can be looked upon in this place, where the genteel confidence man, or respectable looking clerk, are placed side by side with the pickpocket and thief, and in the womens' depart- ment the shop-litter and refined appearing lady, who once may have graced better society, but now no distinction is made. All alike must hear the clank of the iron ke}' that assigns them to apart- ments that are a constant reminder that the "way OF THE TRANSGRESSOR IS HARD." The simple Gospel, with religious reading and tracts, which are left in every cell, is seed sowing that we trust will bring forth a large harvest. Many who have led careless lives with unfortunate surroundings and inherited propensities for sin have been led to see the consequences that follow, and knowing their utter helplessness to cope with the powers of evil, are willing and glad to find 5 relief through the precious blood that "cleanses from all sin." The results of this work can never be calculated. Sister Elderkin often accompanies me in this work with effective results. The riedical Mission and Dispensary, Uuder the supervision of Dr. J. H. Kellogg still utilizes part of the building and is a great blessing to the sick and destitute, and while administering to the needs of their bodies brings them also under the teachings of the Gospel. Free Baths and Missionary Work by faithful nurses have proved a great benefit to multitudes that will rise up to call them "blessed." May God ever prosper this labor of love. Crime Preventing Agency, We are indebted to the police officers for their co-operation in endorsing and encouraging this work as being an important factor in preserving peace and protecting the interests of citizens. When we consider the thousands who are making their living by preying upon the masses, and if it were known what a large number of this class the mission has reached, the work would commend itself most favorably for what has been accomplished in this direction. Christmas Dinner. We are greatly indebted to Mrs. Geo. C. Walker for the generous donation of our annual Christmas dinner. Seven to eight hundred parti- 6 cipated with thankful hearts, and a more impres- sive sight is seldom seen than while looking upon so many representing broken homes, the memory of which causes many a tear to trickle down their cheeks as the recollectious of other days are brought to their mind, and touched by the thought that kind hearts are remembering them while in their lonely and desolate condition. Finances. February last we rented the building where the mission has been held for the last thirteen years until May ist, 1895. We expected in the spring of the 3^ear to rent the upper portion, as we have in former years, but owing to the "financial pressure" many have given up their rooms, leaving a large space on our hands unoccupied. This necessarily increases the rent of the mission room. Thanks. We are greatly indebted to the many friends of the mission for their continued donations, for their hearty sympathy, and words of encouragement. Man}^ contributions have been given in the place of money, among which are Five Tons of Coal by Mrs. Kirk Hanes. Paper and Printing of Cards and Song Sheets for the mission by Wm. H. Dietz, Wm. H. Poten- ger, J. C. Benedict, H. S. Osborn Mr. Pettybone, "Evangelist," Henry Date, Bradner, Smith & Co., Butler Paper Co. and Illinois Paper Co., Edward D. Sniflfen. Transparency Glass by Hooker Glass Co. 7 Tracts from the American Tract Society amounting to many thousands. " Gold Leaf Tracts " from Mr. H. M. Sheldon. Part contribution of use of Piano by Kimball Piano Co. Also many other donations consisting of food, clothing, etc., for the poor, for all of which we are VERY THANKFUL. We are greatly indebted to the various Pastors and Evangelists for their assistance in leading meetings and their hearty co-operation in the prosperity of this work. Assistance has been rendered us from the various Theological Seminaries and a large corps of workers from Bro. Moody's Bible Institute, whose services have been greatly h)lessed and to whom we extend our sincere thanks. Singers and Quartets have remembered us by their frequent presence, touching hearts that could only be reached by the Gospel through song, and to whom we are greatlv indebted. Too much cannot be said in behalf of our faith- ful co-workers Bros. Trotter and Granberg, who serve as Organist and Cornetist, also to Brother and Sister Geo. D. Elderkin, Bro. Geo. Wilson and many of the converts who render most valuable ser- vice in promoting the interest of the meetings. Thanksgiving is rendered to God for His pro- tecting hand in so guarding this work that while the pestilence was in our midst it did not even "come nigh the door," and for continued health, enabling us to be in constant attendance at the meetings another year. OSHKOSH, Aug. 26, 1894. Dear Mrs. Clarke : As I have been testifying seven weeks among the various churches in this part of the State, with a week's meetings in the Second M. E. Church of Oshkosh, Wis., Pvcv. W. Bennett, Pastor, I felt as if I would like to write you concerning the benefits I have derived and have been able through God's mercy to give hundreds of others through the blessings received at your Mission on the 25tli of November last year, when the dear Lord removed from my eyes the scales of atheism, cleansed my heart from sin, took away the terrible appetite of seventeen years' standing for liquor and tobacco, and enrolled my name on His Book as a servant and follQwer of the Lamb. When for a moment I contemplate the differ- ence between myself one year ago and to-day I stand aghast at the miracle wrought in my life. One year ago, at the age of 34 years, a periodical drunkard, a professed gambler, an atheist and a dissolute man in all ways, an ardent disciple of Voltaire, Ingersoll, etc., and with no hope in this world and no belief in the next, having had the 9 delirium tremens several times, tried the Keeley, Bedall and Romaine cures, signed pledges, swore off a hundred times, and still in my journalistic work unable to conquer the awful habit until God in His mercy caused me to be rescued from self destruction last fall, and His finger pointed the way to the dear old Pacific Garden ^Mission, where the w^ords that He caused to fall from your kind lips that memorable night awakened me from the lethargy of sin, recalled the prayers and teachings of my mother and led me to the foot of the Cross. Praises be to His name. Oh, my dear sister, how can I sufficiently express my gratitude for the influence that led to the establishment of that "rock in a weary land," the Mission ? God bless it forever. Detroit, Aug. 29, 1S94. Dear Bro. Monroe : I hardly know how to write you when I remember the awful condition I was in when I came to the Pacific Garden Mission, on the 4th of January, a poor drunken outcast. For many years I was a prosperous business man in this city, but I commenced gambling and drinking, persuad- ing myself all the time I had power to stop at any time, but was awakened to the fact that I was a helpless slave. For seventeen years my poor broken-hearte.l wife had borne with me and had finally concluded to leave me. This aroused all 10 the demon within me and I determined to take her life, but God miraculously interposed and stayed my hand. Not succeeding in this attempt I decided to destroy my own life. With the last nickel I had I purchased poison, and with this in my pocket was on my way to accomplish the deed when I heard the cornet and was attracted to come in, and thank God the door-keeper gave me a seat in front. While listening to the testimonies I became persuaded if God could save such men as had testified He could save me, and when a kind Christian man sitting by me put his arm around me and told me of Jesus' love, my hard heart was broken and I called on God to have mercy upon me and save me. Praise the I^ord, He heard and answered my prayer, and a would-be drunken mur- derer and suicide was transformed by God's grace to a happy Christian man. Since I have returned to Detroit I have met many of my old chums who are astonished to see the great change that has come in my life, and thank God I can walk through the streets of this city to-day with no desire to indulge in the old habits, but am testifying constantly to God's keep- ing power. Praise His precious name for the great change that has been wrought in my life. Iowa, Aug. 27, 1894. Mrs. Geo. R. Clarke, Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, III. Dear Sister Clarke : Excuse the libert}^ I 11 take in writing to you. It is now three weeks since I came to Iowa. I secured a position as traveling agent for a firm in Eldora, Iowa, repre- senting them on the road. Ever since leaving Chicago God has been with me. He is my con- stant companion. He is with me in my daily avocation, and my heart's earnest prayer is for the poor unfortunate ones who have not yet given their hearts to God. My dear sister, my thoughts are with you every night in your earnest and faithful work in Chicago. I owe my gratitude to you and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Pacific G-irden. My life is altogether different, there has been a wonderful change in my habits, and words fail to express to you the continual happiness I am enjoying in the love of God. Tcstin^or^y. From my earliest childhood I wai surrounded by an atmosphere of crime. I grew up an Ishmael- ite with no higher ambition than to escape the clutches of the law andjsurpass my associates in sin and crime. The result was inevitable. I paid the penilty in successive terms of imprisonment. 12 Then for some fourteen years I tried hard, in my own strength, to lead an honest moral life, but the habits of a life-time, heriditary and acquired, were not to be conquered by me unaided. Last winter found me hopeless, friendless, penniless and out of work. One night I wandered into this Mission to find shelter from the cold and then, for the first time, heard redeemed men tell the wondrous story of God's saving and keeping power. This was a revelation to me — to hear a man declare his life had been as vile and atrocious as my own, yet that the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ had power to cleanse him. My sin-sick soul began to grow a little more hopeful that perhaps this salvation might be for me, outcast though I was. I came again and again, and at last in my dire extremity, hardly daring to hope, with very little faith, this poor man cried unto the Lord and He heard and delivered him. (Oh, the joy and peace that came into my heart when God, my loving Father, claimed me as his child. I have no words adequate to express the happiness he has poured upon me -ever since. Surely my cup runneth over. I found my loving Lord and Master at the eleventh hour, but late though it be I intend to make that hour one of unselfish strenuous work for Him. Bless His holv name. ) Thirteen years ago I considered myself a moderate drinker, and although my home had been broken up by it, I did not realize what a strong hold the appetite for drink had upon me. Instead of reforming as J intended when I came 13 liere, I sank lower, and about four years ago I found myseU a confirmed drunkard. When I realized my position I sought some means of escape. Pledges and good resolutions were good for nothing, I had tried them before. The recol- lections of home, wife and children, the last promise to an old mother and father had no power. A friend suggested the Washingtonian Home. Upon proper application I was admitted and in a few weeks discharged, as I thought cured. Two months after I had to go there again, but with no better results. Three years ago, broken down in body, tired of my misery and hopeless of any other way of escape, I jumped into the lake, deter- mined to end it. Against my will I was rescued and again sent to the Washingtonian Home. After three days in the hospital they told me they could do nothing more for me and I was allowed to go. Hopeless of doing anything to save myself I went back into the gutter. I hardly know how I lived the next six months, but two years ago last Jan- uary I was induced to come to this Mission. The Gospel touched my heart. I heard the testimony of men who had been saved and by the change I saw in some I had known I felt it must be true. Sick and tired of sin, and with the hope that God would hear my prayer, I asked Him to help me and save me, and what all human means had failed to do was done that night. The chains were broken and now I am a free man in Christ, saved by the grace of God and kept by His mighty power. I thank God to-night for what He has done for me, and that He directed my steps, through the 14 workers of the Gospel wagon, to this place. On the 19th day of last June I came into this Mission one of the vilest sinners. I had led a very wicked life from early boyhood until at the age of forty it found me in the depths of sin with no hope for the future. I had been bound by the drink habit for twenty yeafs. I had been a gambler for about fifteen years. I was a thief (for all gamblers are thieves). I was a liar and a terrible blasphemer, but one of the greatest of sins was I had rejected Christ all these years. I was convicted of my sins, and in my despair,' knowing that no power on earth could save me, I called on God for help. He heard and answered my prayer, for He reached out His strong arm and lifted me up out of the horrible pit into which I had fallen, planted my feet on a solid foundation, and for Christ's sake forgave me all my sins, and cleansed my heart with the Blood of the Lamb, put a new song in my mouth, and to-night I stand here a new man in Christ Jesus, saved and kept by His mighty power. 15 CONTRIBUTIONS. A Austin, Mrs. Sophia ...$ 25.00 Ai,ex.\NDER L. F 10.00 Ayer, John 5.00 B Buckingham, E 25.00 Buckingham, C 25.00 Bacon, Mr. & Mrs.H.M. 10.00 BE.A.CH, E. Kellogg 25.00 Blair, Wm 25.00 Ball, Mrs. Gardner... 2.00 Bible Class P. G. M.... 10.69 BuRTis, James K 5.00 Butler, W. P 2.00 Brown, Dr 2.00 Bo\vp:n, Mrs. S. N 5.00 Baxter, L. M 20.00 Barr, Miss Adda V. H. i.oo Bevier, Mr. O. D 5.00 Brookhouse, John H... 5.00 Bishop, Mrs. C. B i.oo Barker, J. N 5.00 C Col. Pacific Garden Mission 562.49 Cummings, E. a. & Co. 350.00 Cook Bros, and Geo. Cook 150.00 Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co 100.00 CoRwiTH, Miss Mary.. 125.00 Cheeney, Mrs. W. W. 10.00 Col. Board of Trade, per C. S. Northrup 57.50 Cash i.oo Col. per Robert Mc- Eldowney 15.54 Chicago Forge & Bolt Co 10.00 Cash i.oo Col. F'riends at Oak Park, per G. Rankin, Richard Baird, George Ambrose, Jesse Elder- kin, Theo. KerckhofF. 203.25 Col. Union Morgan Park 16.50 Cash 1,00 Campbell, ^IR 5.00 CoLLEC. Normal Park Pres. Church 12.31 Col. Y. M. C. a 3.54 Col. Calvary Presby- terian Church 1.73 CoLLEC. Cong. Church Warren Ave 9.20 Col. 1ST Pres. Church 1S8.47 Col. Cong'st, Hins- dale S.77 Col. Union, Lodi, III. 10.00 CoLLEc. Union Rogers Park 6.60 Col. 1ST Cong. ] Church 16.48 | Mrs. L. W. Cur- }■ 51.48 TIS 25.00 I Haskett & Co... 10.00 J Col. Y. p. S. C. E. ist Pres. Church Eng- wooD 14.30 CoFFELT, R. E 4.40 Col. Un. M. E. & Con. Church, Green Street and Gar- field BouL 6.55 Col. Kenwood Evan. Un. Church 177.27 Col. 6th Pres. Church 50.00 Col. 1ST M. E. Church, EvANSTON 6.50 16 Col. Y. p. C. E. S. 6th Pres. Church lo.oo Col. Jeff.-jrson Park Cong. Church lo.oo Col. Y. p. C. E. S. Aus- tin 3.00 Col. S. S. (earned by class) 1. 10 Col. Cong. Church, Western Springs ii-49 Col. M. E. Church, Wheaton 16.50 Col. S. S. 1ST Cong. Church, Western Springs, Christmas Offering 32.25 Col. Cong. Church, Auburn Park i3-94 Col. Cong. Church, Morgan Park, Christmas Offering 10.00 Col. S. S., Warsaw, III. (under 7 years)... 1.63 Cook, John S 10.00 Cash, per Rev. Mr. Wil- liams 5.00 Clark, Chas. E 5.00 D Dinning, Wm. M 200.00 DeWolf, Mrs. C 10.00 DuRFEE, J. H 5.00 Dickenson, David i.oo DiETz, Wm. H 10.00 Demster, C. J 1. 00 DeGolger, Watts 10.00 E Elberkin, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D 100.00 Erskin, Iv. R.....*. 100.00 Eley, Mr 300 Ellis, Mrs 1.50 Eberhart, John F 10.00 ExcELL, E. 50.00 Earl, Joseph B 30.00 F Ford & Johnson 15.00 Friend 5-oo Ferguson, G. F. Friend Fitch, J. R Foot, Mr. and Mrs. Friend 11.00 1.50 5.00 10.00 2.25 2.00 1.00 25.00 50.00 7.00 5.00 1.00 2.00 4.00 Green, O. B 100.00 Greeley, Samuel S.... 10.00 Garrettson, Richard 50.00 Gary, C. N. & W. vS 25.00 GoRiN, Miss 25.00 GuRNEY, R. G. Co 5.00 Gallup, Frank A 5.00 Gage, Lyman J 25.00 Garfield, Miss Iona, 1.03 H HiBBARD, Spencer, Bartlett & Co 100.00 Holt, D. K 20.00 Hubbard, Mrs. M. A... 20.00 Hinckley, T. S 35.00 Henrick, a 10.00 HoLDEN, Warren F.... 5.00 Hogelton, Capt 1 .00 Hall, Earnest 5.00 Hawley, Miss Alice... too Hubbell, Henry 2.00 I Ives, Dr 5.00 Ingles, John 10.00 Jacobs, B. F 25.00 Jacobs, W. B 25.00 Jacobs, Miss Anna 5.00 JAPP, R 2.50 17 K Kerkhoff, Wm. H lOO.OO Keen, INIiss Aglae 25.00 Knight, Rev. M. G 100.00 Keen, Geo 10.00 Kellogg, Mr. AND Mrs. N. E 2.00 Leavitt, Dr. vSheldon ioS.oo Leonard, O 5.00 Lewis, A. J 10.00 Laurie & Barbee 8.50 M McWiLLiAMS, J. G 20.00 Miller, Lizzie B 10.00 Mackev, Mrs. F.J 20.00 Murray. G. A 5.00 Moore, J. M 2.00 Monroe, Geo. Clarke 5.00 Monroe, Ruth S 5.00 McWiLLiAMS, L 50.00 Murray, A 10.00 Mission Quartette, Oak Park, Chris Tru- elson, Lou Critteiidon, Frank Webb, Andy Black stone 25 .00 OSBONE, H. S. & F. S... 67.00 OviATT, Frank 5.00 Orr, Miss Nina A 30.00 Packard, S. W 350.00 Potter, D. W 100.00 Penfield, a. W 5.00 Patrick, T. W* 5.30 Porter, W. L 15.00 Peabody, F. B 10.00 Plummer, Wm 5.00 Phelps, Dodge & Palmer 40.00 Sarah D. Clarke, Supt Riddle, Mrs. A. W 60.00 ROSSENBAUM, BROS 8.41 Randall, W. L 25.00 Ralston, Mrs. H. M... 25.00 Reynolds, Wm. C 25.00 S Storg, C. W. & H. C... 25.00 Sniffen, F^dward D... 211.33 Schneider, Wm 5.00 Smith, Bradner & Co. 25.00 Swift, H. M., :Mrs 5.00 Sheldon, H. M 1335 Springer, Chas. E 5.00 Straub, J. A., Son & Co 10.00 S.S. Class, Naperville 2.00 Sheldon, H 1. 00 Stubbs, Mr 5.00 Shepard, G. W 5.00 T Thomas, N. D 25.00 Turner, J. V 5.00 Tyrell, Chas. Y. & Co. 10.00 Thayer, Miss Lottie... 5.00 Thaine, R. S 10.00 Taft, M 3.00 V Vannier, Mrs, C. H.... 3.00 Van Curan, F. W 1. 00 W Walker, Mrs. Geo. C. 150.00 Webster, A. E 100.00 Walker, Geo. C lOO.CO Worthing, Aaron 2.00 Waller, Miss M. E 25.00 Waller, Mrs. Lucy H. 25.00 WiNGAVE, John and McNaughton 20.00 Weinburg, a. E 5.00 Wagner, A. B 10.00 Williams, Rev. and Mrs. E. M 50.00 Wilson Bros 10.00 $1,023.02. 18 Expenses. Expenses of Mission for the ijth. year ending September 15th, 1894, have been as follows : Rent of hall $3,098.78 Salaries of Ass. Supt. , Organist Cornetlst and Janitor 2,307.50 Electric light 360.00 Gas 30.00 Printing 1 10. 20 Repairs and sundry expenses of Mission, including fuel 343-41 Sick and poor 640.20 Total 16,890.09 Prospective. The outlook for the future of this work cannot be measured. As we compare each year with the past, its far reaching influence is beyond all boundaries of description. The only thing that cripples it is lack of room and means. Our space is already too small to accommodate the large gatherings, and the financial responsi- bilities 3re taxing energies that could otherwise be devoted to the spiritual welfare of the work, there- fore any contributions to aid it will be most thank- fully received. SARAH D. CLARKE, Supt. HARRY nONROE, Asst. Supt. 19 The Pacific Garden Mission is a corporation regularly organized under the laws of Illinois, and can receive and hold property by will and other- wise. FORM OF BEQUEST TO BE USED IN A WILL. 1 give to the Pacific Garden Mis- sion Dollars. Gifts of money, clothing, coal or other requis- ites for the work may be sent to Mrs. Sarah D. Clarke, Supt. Pacific Garden Mission, loo E. Van Bureu Street, Chicago. BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Samuel W. Packard, B. F. Jacobs, D. W. Potter, Samuel W. Pike. Dr. S. Leavitt, Geo. D. Elderkin, Harry Monroe, Sarah D. Clarke. 20 -\: '..^'