The Hood River Glacier, 1900

"Women's Missionary Meeting"

"Sunday evening at the Congregational church was devoted to a special meeting of the women's missionary society of that church."

"The object of the meeting was to raise funds to assist in receiving famine-stricken India. The program was rendered as printed in last week's Glacier, and the neat sum of $35 was raised to swell the India relief fund"
"Recitations were given by Miss Eva Nickiason and Nola Atterbury. Select readings on the great Indian famine were presented by Mrs. Wharton, Mrs. Belle Howe and Mrs. Minnie Rand."
"The condition of starving India presents a situation hard to deal with. Owing to a lack of rain, vast portions of the country near Bombay and the interior will produce no crops for the next six months, and the natives..."
"accustomed to living from hand to mouth, are left destitute and without funds. The superstitious and fanatical religion of the Hindoos prevents them from making any effort to better their wretched condition"
"for according to an extract from the Missionary Herald, read by Mrs. Howe, they would deem such a thing impossible and wicked..."
"An article from the Independent, by Mrs. Rand, touched the vital point of the great question when it told of the industrial schools which had been established by the missionaries, where the boys and girls were trained in the mechanical arts..."
"and afterwards secured employment in the cotton and carpet factories established in the country by Europeans"
"With the system of slavery prevalent before the English government controlled affairs, the natives were not compelled to look out for themselves, but now, thrown upon their own resources, they are not equal to meet the demands of a new civilization"
"Much of the land is still held by wealthy Hindoos as wild hunting tracts, and not enough land is cultivated to furnish sustenance for the constant increase of population..."
"If the government of India can construct irrigation canals through the country and secure a division of the immense plantations..."
"and if the natives can be taught to work for themselves and to prepare for seasons of drought, the Christian world would not have before it such a desolate picture as India presents today"

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