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(Continued from page 9) tr Agent gave her some coffee, made her al comfortable, phoned for her relatives i and they came for her. D A crippled old lady of 80, who m travels suite often between Texas and la Mississippi was cared for between u! trains. A weak and feeble man of 90 came into the Depot, the Agent gave him a glass of mlik and sent him in a taxi pl to his great grand daughter's resi- ti' dence. m An old lady of 93, bound for Texas th from Kentucky, was so excited when she arrives here, that the railroad re fused to take the risk of taking her ui further unaccompanied. She was taken to the Home for a few days and thought that she was detained at a he jail, though every thing possible was sa done to make her comfortable; final ly the railroad consented to take her * on the Pullman under the special care th of the conductor and porter, she gave them a great deal of trouble but final- SC ly reached her destination safely. fli Another friendless old women ar rived here with three bantam chick- SE ens, and all her household goods. The se Home for the Homeless took charge of her. very sweet old lady 75, arrived er from the Canary Islands, going to ner children in the West, with the body St of her husband; the Agent did what Al she could to aid and comfort her. ar A blind and paralyzed old man was placed in the care of the Travelers ai Aid Agent, by the Division Passen- ot rer Agent; she took him to the Vol anteers of America, next day she put co him on the train with a note to the wl Mobile Travelers Aid Agent to take th care of him until his son called .for tri him. fa An old French lady, who could not ipeak English, and had come to visit Mi her daughter at the Presbyterian hos- of pital, was directed to her destination rol mnd sent in a taxi, with a French tei :hauffeur. : The Agent saw a.very old lady in an -he general waiting room, she was on mi her way to California and she said Lhat a passenger on the train had an promised to look after her, but he fel railed to return. Ai Took charge of an old lady travel ling to meet her son, who worked for sic he Southern Pacific Railroad. to An old lady 78, enroute to Central I Lmerica, was taken to the Travelers car id' Home and arrangements were the nade for her passport, tickets, etc., tiol he resented being asked her age, but thi Inally consented to tell that she was abl We had the usual amount of old ed eople travelling alone, to assist, and tal Snumber of colored people, sick and the hd, or young girls alone, to whom we r ladly render service. We have had the happiness of serv- h ng many old veterans on their way to mc mnd from conventions and going from He me member of the family to another, w mnd coming to the Soldiers Home. An old veteran lost his ticket, he an was going to his son, the Agent gave Oh him breakfast and took him to Mr. Pattison of the Charity orpnization no who furnished transportation and put fa: him on the train. He asked to be "pot geI children in the We-* with the brdy in the car with the rest of the boys." hi At the request of the Daughters of A the Confederacy, assisted a Confeder- g rate and his wife enroute from Rich- m mond, Va. to Texas. The United T Daughters of the Confederacy sent a tl money order for their ticket. It was to late Saturday night, but our Treas urer, Mrs. Hankel, hurried to the de- ol pot and managed to have it cashed. A The old man was over eighty and his ti, wife nearly the same age, and a crip ple. The Agent secured half rate at tickets for them and Pullman accom- at modations, and saw them safely on Tl their way. ar Assisted an old Confederate soldier hi from the West, on his way to the re- to union. Also assisted a one armed veteran. Y, It has also been our privilege to se help our ex-service men, soldiers and Ti sailors. hi A young ex-soldier arriving late, be was given a good meal and sent to Y, the Red Cross. At the request of the U. S. Health gi Service, took charge of a mentally af- fr flicted Army 'officer. gc Put an ex-soldier in touch with the in Salvation Army, they had promised to ca secure work for him. to An ex-service min left his army he bag with the parcels service, the Ag ent wrote and recovered it for him. w, A young man going to the Naval ha Station could not find his way, the he Agent telephoned the Naval Station hii and they sent for him. pu A sailor from the Marine Station tri and his wife were aided to join each other and to find a room for her. Sc An ex-service man arrived on a th. cot, a careful chauffeur was secured, it who strapped the cot to the taxi, and th the Agent accompanied him from ha train to train and supplied his break- be fast. In answer to a request from the ye Marine Hospital, located the brother do of a very sick ex-service man, en- en route to Alexandria, the Station Mas ter put the cot in the baggage car. an Also assisted a family to transfer Th an ex-service man with an unbalanced Al mind, going to the Charity hospital. cal Directed three soldiers to two taxis, and a hotel. They said they always wii felt safe when met by the Travelers toc Aid Agent. pli A discharged soldier arrived, very sick, the Red Cross was notified and en took care of him. hat The usual number of children were tel, cared for, tagged and sent safely on mo their way, or brought to their destina- ne tion when no one called for them. In to this way many little children are ag able to travel, safely. A little boy of 13, who was desert- ar ed by both father and mother, was taken to the Travelers Aid Home for no the night, and aided to reach his hir grandfather in a Louisiana town. nic Directed a little boy, on his way to of Chicago, he was well provided with de] money and able to take of himself. He had been travelling alone since he thi was five. Mi The Agent caught a runaway boy and he was sent back to his family in sol Oklahoma. Two poor children arrived, and had As no food. The Agent gave them break- ed fast and located their relatives. to A little girl of five, going to visit her grandmother, was carefully tag- bo ged and put in care of the conductor. dy A little boy of six was travelling tri alone, he was cared for, tagged and wi sent on to his father. fo' A child of seven arrived, tagged ge from the Travelers Aid in Atlanta, at no one called for him, so the Agent bo took her to her parents and reported to Atlanta. th Four children, travelling alone, were taken to the Travelers Aid plI Home, they were thirteen, ten, six wi and two years of age. Their mother co had been sent to the an Insane Asy- ot lum and they were going to an aunt th in Florida.' The father found that he was able to arrange for their care at Te home and telegraphed for them to re- hu turn. The railroad refunded the hu money, their baggage was found and en they were sent back. A A little girl of ten, in charge of ab two younger children, from Texas was so cared for and put on the train. A child of eleven arrived to join froi her mother, no one called for her, the Ne' f Agent took her to the address she The gave and found that the mother had out moved but called daily for her mail. left The Agent left a message and took ably the child back.to the Station, her sis- A ter finally called for her. Sal' Two children six and eight years to old, came to their dying mother, the tor, Agent took care of them until a rela- A tive called for them. to A little girl and 'joy arrived late the at night to join their father, they imp arrived earlier than he expected them. dire The Agent took them to the Hotel whe and finding he was not there, located per: his new address and took the children A to him. her, A mother telegraphed us from New had York to meet her boy, fourteen, and hou see that he was transferred to the you Texas train and also that we tlegraph mom his father in Houston, to insure his pea being met, and to his mother in New to s York. ten A Red Cross worker brought a little a cc girl to the depot, who was returning gay' from the Hospital, she was afraid to and go alone and cried in a heartbreak- the ing way. The Agent put her in the mot care of some Sisters and asked a doc- rece tor on the train to keep an eye on A her. her A little boy of three whose mother ed I was ill, was sent to his grnrdmothers her home in Mississippi. The parents had greg heard of the Travelers Aid and put A him in our care. He was tagged and Ami put in care of a motherly lady on the ble train. ent With the spirit of kindness in the pan: South towards the colored people, and those who need assistance are given A it as promptly as the white people, so was that we have not felt it necessary to towi have a special colored Agent, as has A been suggested. We cite a few cases: to I A very sick colored girl, fourteen was years old, came with a letter from her a v doctor to the Travelers Aid, the Ag- supI ent took her to the hospital. nexi Three very young colored children Blin arrived to visit their grandmother. very They were carefully tagged and the catil Agent took care of them until she alph called for them. wore A very old colored woman arrived glov with no one to meet her, the Agent sirec took her to her home, finding the A place with great difficulty. with A colored woman with five children, gave enroute to her husband in California need had her money and tickets stolen. We amo telegraphed her husband for more ets. money, he sent it and she left the gave next day. A porter was kind enough A to give the woman and children ref- with uge for the night. drer Telephoned a colored man of the take arrival of his child, he came for her. chili A little colored boy, only 6, arrived care no one to meet him, the Agent took was him home, the family exclaimed how A nice it was for a white laidy to take spea of him, they had missed him at the from depot, was Fedo a poor old colored woman and I A three grandchildren, on their way to Coa Morgan City. , said Took care of two very sick colored husi soldiers. fom A deaf mute was turned over to the nexw Agent, the priest from Chinqjuba act- Seal ed as aninterpreter, and she was sent a fi to her parents who worked on a farm. for A lady received a telegram from a her, boy friend, saying that her son was reta dying, she almost collapsed f:om dis- B tress and anxiety, the Agent went deal with her to the hospital, where she the, found her boy out of immediate dan- to t ger, the Agent remained with her A at the hospital and took her to a bab; boarding house. corn Assisted several deaf mutes on but their way to Atlanta. cat The wife of a Government em- Eye ployee failed to meet her husband, and and was much alarmed. The Agent ac suci companied her to the station on the mo, other side of the river and they met brol there. littl A mother with three children, from aid Texas, telegraphed to come to her G husband who had been dangerously taki hurt, rushed off with only money to enough for the trip and no food. The she Agent saw that they were comfort- T able for the night and gave them plo, something to eat ed A man, hi swife and child came over Tou in from the Lower coast to settle in te New Orleans, he worked on a boat. e They went to a place which turned Ad out to be not quite respectable and i. left in a few hours, where he was k able to settle his family. A Belgian lady, enroute to San Salvador, was taken to the steamship, ,s to make arrangements and to a doc e tor, as she needed mnedical atten'ior.. - An Italian gentlemen, o, his way to California, reported to the Agent ,e the loss of his overcoat witri some y important papers in it. The Agent . directed him to the ra;'rsad yard, ?l where the car iWas found ard the pa. d pers recovered. n A woman whose husband deserted her, arrived with two children, they : had had no food for twenty-four d hours, except a little milk for the youngest child, and all three were al h most in a state of collapse. The ap s peal, such a case like this makes to all, shows how kind the world of. ten is: the men at the Depot took up e a collection of money, the restaurant g gave them good nourishing food free, o and a taxi otok them for nothing, to the Volunteers of America, where the e mother wished to go and where she received a warm welcome. A lady came from Florida to get her husband's body, the Agent direct ed her to the undertaker and assisted s her in every way. She expressed 1 great gratitude. t A lady employed by the Saenger I Amusement Company, had some trou e ble about her transportation, the Ag ent took her to the office of the com e pany, where she was kindly received , and the matter arranged. A woman with a cancer on her face 3 was induced to return to her home 3 town. A deaf and blind man arrived to go to the Blind Commission, his train i was very late ;the Agent took him to r a very kind woman, who gave him - supper and a bed for the night. The next day, the Agent took him to the Blind Commission. He had devised a very ingenious system of communi e cating with people by means of an alphabet sewed on a white glove ,the words were spelled by tapping the Iglove with a pencil on the letter de t sired, he knew where each letter was. A mother and five children arrived without money or food. The Agent gave them something to eat. She i needed two dollars to make up the elamount for the purchase of her tick ets. A kind gentleman at the depot e gave her the amount s A mother arrived, quite ill, and -with two little boys, one of the chil. dren had his arm broken. She was e taken to the hospital with the sick child and the St. Vincent's Asylum I cared for the other child, while she k was there. A young Spaniard, who could not speak English, arrived with a letter from the Travelers Aid in Boston. He was assisted. A young woman arrived from a olCoast town, she expected a baby, and said she had four children and her d husband deserted her. The Agent found her a place to stay and the Snext day, her husband arrived in Search of her; she had run away in .ta fit of temper. He was willing to i. forgive her, as the children needed aher, so they made up the quarrel and Sreturned home together. By means of writing, a couple of I deaf mutes informed the Agent where e they wished to go, and she took them to their destination. r A young couple arriving with a a baby, who had swallowed a grain of corn, had a card to a doctor's office, n but it was Sunday. The Agent lo cated the doctor, who came to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat hospital d and operated. The operation was successful, but the child died of pneu emonia. The Agent met the heart t broken parents returning with the little body and gave them all the n aid and comfort she could. SGave assistance to a lady who was 7 taken ill on the train and aided her y to change ears, she was better when .e she left. Took charge of a very sick em n ployee of the Southern Pacific, phon ed the doctor and sent him to the r Touro. A French lady arrived with a very! sick child, the Agent telephoned the Ct doctor making an appointment, and he then sent the lady to him in a taxi. of A Dutch widower came here to meet tl and marry a woman, he had sent to ld Holland for; she was a very nice H woman of mature age, with a child. er The Agent explained that he must to marry her before she could be re leased from the Immigration Station. to At his request, the Agent telephoned ot his minister to come to the station. w They stopped at the City Hall for a he license and were married in the chap- TI el at the Immigration Station. They he left that night for Oklahoma, quite ht contented. pl A baby died at the Terminal Sta tion; it was being brought to the doc- th tor and the Agent did all she could no for the bereaved mother, going to try the coroner with her and to the under- se; taker; the evening the mother took the little body home. gr A seaman had ninety-four dollars; co he thought it safer the few hours he ri` was in the city to give it to Travelers hii Aid Society Agent, so he took what co' he wanted to spend, and collected the fai balance when he left that evening. I quote verbatim an instance re- we ported by one of the Agents, it is in- ha teresting and amusing: plh "Two English wanted to see the ke most interesting part of the city, and we I told them to be sure to see Jack son Square, where the Battle of New tir Orleans had been fought, when we ch beat the English. / But they said we col have shaken hands since, and today col is the anniversary, 8th of January. mi Met the same gentlemen leaving, they shook hands and said that they had thi a fine day." the A young woman and her mother on ma her way to join her husband, an Army am officer, found someone had taken her at satchel by mistake. It contained as thousands of dollars worth of jewels. ne There was only five minutes before to the train left, but the Agent recov- da ered it. The mother was assisted on the the train, almost fainting. an A young wife, only seventeen years ha old, ill and deserted by her husband ha was assisted to get medicine and food and sent on to her family. of The Agent took a lady to a hos- lai pital, too weak to go alone; she was ne most anxious to get well, as she had three dependent little children and 44 needed help and encouragement. Located the wife andehildren of a 11 Captain of a steamer, he missed them at the Depot, the Agent took them to 1; the office of the steamship company in a taxi, located the hotel where the Captain was staying and took them there. They were all happily re united. Got a passport for a lady going to Cuba, to meet her husband, and put I her on the boat. We render this sort of service constantly for travelers to the Tropics, and many ladies and chil dren remain at the Travelers Ai. Home, until their ship sails; the Ag ents calling for them and taking themn ;!to the ships. A married lady arrived expecting to meet her husband coming from an other State and go west with him, he was not here, and after a night at the 'hotel, she determined to go home. The Agent persuaded her to telegraph her mother-in-law for news of her husband. He was located, he ex 1 plained and they went west together. A sick man and his wife arrived, the man on a cot from which he could not be moved; the Agent secured a truck and the man was put on it and sent to his destination. Through the kindness of the Emmi gration Commissioner here an Italian coming from Italy was located on ar rival in New York and money sent to him, through the Travelers Aid, to come to New Orleans, and join his family here. A conductor placed in our care a woman enroute to California; she had a great deal of money and com pletely stupified with opium. We kept her until she slept it off, and she went to a hotel . Two very young girls at different times, were taken to the Home who claimed that they expected their cousins to meet them, when so-called cousins saw the Agent, they did not materialize. A railroad employee reported to us that a quite young girl had crossed the river and gotten off at Wagga man, he thought that she was a run away. We telephoned the landlady at Waggaman, who proved very kind, asking hei to send us the girl. The next day, a man from Arabi reported to the police the disappearance of his daughter. We reported our case to the police. She proved to be the girl and was restored to her parents. They had the joy of knowing that no harm had come to her. These are only a few of the cases of every kind we handled since the last report, giving aid to all who need it, rich or poor. During the past year we assisted 4633 people. Directed to hotels, churches, etc., 17052 people. Babies in King's Daughters beds 1581. Total number of people during the year 23,0668. 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