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 - $5,000,000 SOUGHT FOR BOER RELIEF Rooserelt...
$5,000,000 SOUGHT FOR BOER RELIEF Rooserelt Blank Checks Sent Out by Tates Committee. INTEREST IS SHOWN Contributions of One Dollar Each Are Requested. Will Re Seat to Fresldeat for Trass salssloa to Soath Afrlcaa Safferera. An appeal addressed to the people of tbe United Stafes asking fcr contributions In checks of $1 each for the suffering women and children in tbe reconcentrado camps in South Africa waa sent out yesterday by the Governor Yatea Boer relief fund committee. With the" appeal were aent 5,000.000 blank checka in the amount of $1 each, made payable payable to Theodore Roosevelt, to be signed by contributors and returned to the committee at Chicago for transmission to the Presi dent. That the latest success of the local committee committee In securing the aid cf tbe government government to forward funds, has awakened general general Interest in the relief work has been evidenced from the many Inquiriea that havo loured Into tbe headquarters at 172 Washington Washington street aa to where to send money. ' The first of the "Theodore Roosevelt" checks to be returned to Peter Van Vlissin-gen, Vlissin-gen, Vlissin-gen, chairman of the committee, waa filled out and signed by A. J. Van Leshcut, 17i" Michigan avenue, a well-known well-known well-known artist, and an enthusiastic Boer sympathiser. Mr. Van Leshout is a native of Holland, and has taken an active Interest In the struggle of his fellow countrymen in South Africa. A fac stmilQ of the check is given in the ac-companylr.g ac-companylr.g ac-companylr.g cut. Text of Appeal. The appeal ent out is signed by Judge Edward F. Dunne. Mayor Carter H. Harrison, Harrison, and Peter Van Vllnatngen. representing representing the committee, and reads a follows: "Governor Yates has aDDoiated the un dersigned a committee to collect fund for the unfortunate inmates of the South Af rican reconcentrado camps, and President Roosevelt has recently accepted from ua so.qou. which he has forwarded by cable to the American Coneul at Cape Town, South Africa, for distribution In the campo. "The entire population or the two South African republics at the berinning of the war was less than one-tenth one-tenth one-tenth that' of the population of Cook county, Illinois. Thia handful of people ha for thirty months been at war with soldiers gathered from all over the world by Great Britain. For more than one year the women and children have been herded in reconcentrado ramps, being thus deprived of all means of self-support. self-support. self-support. They are now totally dependent. One-half One-half One-half of the - children are dead; but thrc la still time to help the other half. The mortality among tbe women ha also been frightful. "We desire to collect 5,000,000 check and drafts of SI each, from all parts of the United States, payable to Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt, to be presented to him. as a petition for such aid a." he may he able to. render these people, and as a practical and beneficent beneficent demonstration of tbe sympathy of the people of America for these reconcentrado camp sufferers. These checks and drafts rhould be seat to Peter Van Vllssingen, 172 East Washington atreet, Chicago." Yates Xaaaea Relief Committee. Governor Yates has named the following mayors of Illinois cities aa member of the Boer relief fund committee, and they have consented to-act: to-act: to-act: William Bower, Olney; John E. Jennings. Sullivan; William J. Conxelman. Pc-kln; Pc-kln; Pc-kln; John A. Glover. Urbana; J. G. Schmohl. Galena; H. R. Schultse, PlnckneyvlIIe; Allen F. Moore, Montlcello; W. J. Peck. Macomb; F. A. Fru-men. Fru-men. Fru-men. Dixon; M. P. Berry. Carthage; John I. Thompson, La con ; George E. McHose. Havana; George D. Locke, Jersey ville; A. C. Johnson. Mount Vernon; Anaon Thompson, Ptersburg;Jefferson. Orr. Pittsfleld; Henry N. Randle. Hillsboro: J. R. Hay. Belle viUe; George D. Steinhauer, Vandal ia; G. A. Huen-kemeier. Huen-kemeier. Huen-kemeier. Free port; George W. Howe. Morri-aoa; Morri-aoa; Morri-aoa; E. F. Biesaer. Nashville; M. H. Cloud. Paxt on; John R. Davis, Jacksonville; Henry Beckman. .Kankakee; William F. Bryan. Peoria: William O. R. Bradley. Galeeburg; F. B. Knox. Rock Island; M. T. Moloney, Ottawa: John L. Phillips. Springfield; J. C. Westervelt. Shelbyvllle; Charles Oldendorf, Mount CarmeL 'r or - 100

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 10 Apr 1902, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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