A Suggestion for Children

This summer while visiting relatives in Canada I noticed that my sister's children were much interested in a new sort of juvenile savings bank.

A small box with an aperture at one end and a slot in the middle of the top was left at the home of the young patron. Over the opening in the end a stiff piece of paper had been pasted, which was removed once a month, when the collector called for the contents and credited the amount saved to the young owner.

The little folks were greatly delighted when I added my mite to their savings, and thinking it a good time to impress a lesson I said, "Now I am going to ask you to contribute to a sinking fund that I want to establish. I am going to teach you how to start a banking business in good works. The coins in this institution will be prayers instead of pennies, and deeds instead of dollars. Every time that you do a kindly act, you are adding to the value of the stock, and when you reach manhood's estate, you will have a good capital to begin life with in earnest."

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Israel's Helper
February 5, 1903

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