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Elliott, John B.
LITTLE GIRLS HELP A SOLDIER.
Gave Private Elliott $3 Toward His Fare to Atchison.
Two bright-faced little girls walked into St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn, yesterday, and asked to see the Sister Superior. When she appeared they shyly explained that, having read in the newspapers of the privations which some of the soldiers had suffered, they had been collecting money from their friends, and had succeeded in getting together $3, which they wished to give to some of the soldiers in the hospital. The sister explained kindly that she could not distribute this sum among the soldiers. The little faces lengthened so much at this statement that the sister's heart was moved.
"Wait a moment," she said. "I have just remembered that there is a man to whom your money will be a blessing. He has been saving up money to get home., He had $11 saved, but has lost it, and doesn't know where he can raise any more."
The sister sent for Elliott, who is convalescent, and told him that the children wished to present him with $3 toward his railroad ticket. The soldier wept as he received the money and thanked the children over and over. They were delighted with the success of their work and left the hospital saying that they were going to collect more money for Elliott and any one else who might need it.
The New York Times, New York, NY 19 Sept 1898