Clipped From Checotah Enquirer
FOR YATIS* BOER fUNI). Appeal fur Five All I lion Donations of One D »tiar Each. The.U v Yui., s lio.r r.li.'f find corrimitlei' have made the following ajip -a! to the putilic: ('•ov, Yates, of Illinois, lias up pointed the undersigned a commit tee to colleot funds, for the unfortunate inmatt-s of theSmth African reooiK entration camps and I'rexi dent R losevclt ha-* recently accept ed from us $5000, which he has forwarded by cal>)e to the American consul at Cape Tow.ii, South Africa, for distribul ion in ihccanip The entire population of the two South Afiican republics at the be ginning of the war was less than one -tenth that, of the population o' Cook county, III. This handful 01 people have for thirty months been at war with soldiers gathered from all over the world by Gre.it Britain For more than one year the wouii-n and children have been herded in reconeen tradn camps, being thus deprived of all means of self support. They are now totaly dependent. One -half of the children are dead, but there Is still time to help the other half. The mortality amongst the women has also been frightful. We desire to collect 5,000,000 checks and drafts of 11 each from all parts of the United Stales, payable to Theodore Roosevelt, to be presented to him as a petition for such aid as he may be able to render these people, and as a practical and beneficent demonstration of the sympathy of the people of America for these reconcentrado camp sufferers. These checks and drafts should be sent to Peter Van Vlissingen, 17- Ka*t Washington street, Chicago. KliWAHI) V DllNNK. CAHTER H. HARUISO.N I'ETER VAN VUSKINOEN.