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from "King's Pocket-book of Providence, R.I." Moses King, Cambridge, Mass., 1882 Tibbitts, Shaw & Co., Providence, RI

The interesting and most important public features of the City of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1882


Copyright, 1882, by Moses King.

KINDERGARTEN, A FREE, was opened in May, 1881, at the old Fountain-st. Grammar School, nr. Aborn St. Starting with two pupils, the number has increased to forty, who receive thorough instruction from two competent teachers - one giving her services - under the supervision of Mrs. C. M. N. Alden, whose private kindergarten on Angell St. has long been known and appreciated. The charity is supported by subscription.

KING FERDINAND II, of the Two Sicilies, a bust of, stands at the Broad St. entrance of Roger Williams Park. This piece of scuplture, executed in Europe, is of white marble, resting on a granite pedestal, and was presented to the city in 1882.

KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF HONOR is an organization similar to the Knights of Honor, with which it was connected until Jan. 1, 1882. The first Lodge in Rhode Island was started in Providence, Jan. 4, 1877. It admits to membership ladies and gentlemen. It provides for two grades of cooperative life insurance, one being for $1,000 and other for $2,000.

KNIGHTS OF HONOR began in Providence, Nov. 5, 1874, by the organizing of the 'Providence Lodge', No. 182, with 17 charter members. Its membership now is about 200. It meets in Prescott Post Hall. There are now two other lodges: the 'Excelsior', org. April 30, 1877, which meets in Reform Club Hall, 41 Westminster St.; and the 'Golden Rule', org. July 23, 1877, which meets in the Prescott Post Hall. The Knights of Honor is a secret organization which provides weekly benefits to its sick members, and an insurance of $2,000 to the family of a deceased member. It is a national organization, having at time of last report 138,000 members in the United States.

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. -- There are six lodges of this society in the city, numbering some 400 members. It is a secret, benevolent order, paying from $3.00 to $5.00 a week to its sick and disabled members. Connected with it are two beneficial associations, participation in the advantages of which is optional: the first, K. of P. Sick Benefit, secures an additional allowance of $7.00 a week; the second, an Endowment Rank, offers an insurance upon the life of its members varying from $1,000 to $4,000. G. K. of R. and S., Wm. A. Wilson.

KNITTING-SILK is probably used in every well-regulated family in Providence; and it may be intersting to know that Geo. D. Atkins of Boston, the New England agent of the Nonotuck Silk Co., will mail prepaid to any address, without charge, a neat and useful pamphlet, entitled 'How to use Florence Knitting Silk'. The pamphlet gives many illustrations and tested instructions on the best manner of using knitting-silks.