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a grand concert with local talent and two rising stars in the musical world of Winnipeg - Miss Coultry, now Mrs. L. Verner, and the late Mr. Jackson Hanby. This concert netted us a large sum for those days and made our teacher's salary safe for months. We thought we could manage to raise funds, but where was the clothing to come from? The town was completely cleaned out. So thoroughly had we relieved them of all their surplus garments, the inhabitants had barely more than their business suits and their Sunday clothes. Whatever should we do through the long cold winter? Then our President, the aforesaid Mrs. MacLeod, came to the rescue with a suggestion. She said that in Ontario there was an organization called the "Women's Foreign Mission Society" that sent bales of clothing to Prince Albert, Round Lake and Mistawasis Indian Missions and perhaps they might send some to us if we told them of our need. So I, as Secretary, was directed to write, asking if they could help us and telling them what we were trying to do. I had never written to any society or organization and that letter cost me some sleep, but the fate of our school in which we were so deeply interested in by this time, was at stake,ยท so the letter was dispatched. Very soon the answer came back promising the desired clothing, bu t going much farther than that. They offered to take over our school, turn it into a boarding school if we could secure a suitable building, pay entire expenses, rent, fuel, salary, food, clothing, etc., and we on our part might, could, would, or should, become an auxiliary to their society and remit to them whatever we could contribute voluntarily. We had not had much faith, but our mountain of difficulty had been removed. We accepted their offer and forthwith began the second stage of our school's progress.

We were able to secure a building from the late Senator Robert Watson at a very low rental and the W.F.M.S. sent out Miss Wight who was to act as matron and teacher. While all who wished could come as day pupils, though we entreated them to enroll as boarders, no one could see his or her way clear to take such a step. Some were afraid to come even as day pupils, lest in some way they might be entrapped and become residents in spite of themselves. For six months we had one solitary boarder and we bought her. She was a child named Inka bah who had negro blood in her veins as well as Indian, her face showing mainly negro. She had been abandoned by her mother, and Ada Ross, another Indian woman, had taken Inkabah into her tipi and brought her up. She was now about six or seven years of age and when Ada went out working Inkabah went along to look after Ada's papoose. One evening about dark I passed a store and saw her standing on the sidewalk wi th

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