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found to possess many possibilities of
happiness, which the markings spoiled
for passing on.
Inspired with this idea of sending
out remembrances that might be mul
tiplied four-fold a new set of cards
was given to Mrs. Alden by the Re
corder's staff and these cards were at
once sent out. The thanks received
for them were so pretty that an item
was made of them in the New York
Recorder. This caused further corre
spondence and resulted in a club for
the exchange of triendly greetings.
The name of "Chat" was at first
chosen for the column, but in time the
.lnembership grew so large that the
Ino to "Good Cheer" was adopted and
in 1896 the name of the society was
changed to the "Sunshine" Society,
and its active members were to include
all who were desiro.s of brightening
life by word, thought or deed.
The growth of the Society has bean
almost phenomenal. From the parent
society branches have sprung up until
every State in the Union is represent
ed with regularly enrolled presidents
When P. State has ten branches, each
one consisting of at least ten members,
it becomes entitled to a State presi
dent. Besides the thousands of mem
bers in the United States. there are
flourishing branches in England, Ja
pan, India, France and Germany.
The Society Motto.
The competition to furnish the So
ciety's motto ran for three months and
nong the many thousands of verses
'ceived the following poem sent in by
Mrs. W. H. Chase of Brooklyn was
11ave you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on.
Twas not given for you alone
Pass it on.
.et it travel down the years,
rGet it wipe another's tears,
ill in heaven the deed appears
Pass it on.
At the time the verse was selected
no one knew the author and it was
not for several years after the Society
had adopted the motto that the writer
was discovered to be Rev. Henry Bur
ton, D. D., of Lytham, England. Mr.
'Burton wrote the poem twenty-five
years ago and had almost forgotten it
until the Sunshine Society brought it
into prominence. Mr. Burton is rec
tor of'.the Lytham Episcopal Church
and has become so interested in the
Society that now everybody in his
church and Sunday school has become
Mr. Burton's parishioners are build
ing a beautiful new church and Sun
shiners the world over are planning
to raise funds for a handsome memo
rial window bearing the poem which
has inspired so many to acts of kind
ness and thoughtfulness.
One of the unique features of the
Society is the payment of membership
fees which consists merely of some
kind act which will bring "sunshine"
to some one. It may be only an ex
change of books, pictures or flowers, or
It may bring more material benefit. In
one State a well known woman has
paid her dues by educating some boy
as long as she livs instead of placing
a costly monument over her son's
grave. In nearly every State in the
Unin the Society owns a wheel chair
given in memory of some dear one.
These are passed around to crippled
andi helpless ones and are constantly
Though the Society has never solic
ited funds it is estimated that $100,000
has been given to carry on its work.
Fmm the International headquarters,
96 Fifth Avenue. New York City,
nearly $60.000 has been expended in
the past five years to make others
The newspapers must be given
credit in a large degree for the growth
of the Society. Originating in a news
paper office it has everywhere received
the endorsement of the press until to
day over 200 papers are regularly car
rying Sunshine departments.
The Society has a publication of its
own called the Sunshine Bulletin, of
which Mrs. Alden, the founder and
president-general, is editor.
Features of Sunshine Work.
Each State division of the Sunshine
Society endeavors to have some estah
lishaed feature besides the individual
sunshine each member strives to ~scat
ter. This work takes the form of da:-'
nurseries, homes for crirnnled children
and aged ones. miaintainin.t beds in
hospital wvards, fresh air and o'utin.
cottages, Sunshine libraries, lunch
rooms for working girls, etc..- etc.
The greatest evil the Society has to
contend with is the fake sunshine so
cieties grafters organize to defraud
the public. The popularity of the So
ciety and the r'ar response tha>
every appeal of Sunshine receives has
made it possible for these crafters to
reap a rich harve-st. Readers should
remember that the only- asthm-i''
Sunshirne Sr-icty has Mrs. Cynthia
Westover Alden as its president-gen
eral and is called the International
THE BEGGAR TRUST,
BEGELARLYORGANIZED FOR THE
PURPOSE OF MULCTING THE
Ingenious Make-Ups and Cruel Devi
ces Practiced-Arrest Made and the
Principals Sent to Prison.-Famous
As old as is civilization, so old is the
history of the beggar kingdom, for
wherever have been found any collec
tion of men, the beggars there played
their business despite indifference and
the scorn of the majority, yet always
reaping their harvest from the philan
thropic. The nearer one draws to the
warmer countries more and more nu
merous one ilids the professior.al beg
gar. Egypt, India and Italy are the
worst examples. In countries which
boast of their higher civilization be.
gary flourishes not through want or
privan'on, hut through a cass o pe.,o
ple who make beggary their profes
sion and who have made a line art of
the methods of reaching the soft
hearted. And beggars of this class do
not seem to stop at crimInality.
A recent case was noted in press
dispatches of unusual brutality prac
ticed by a beggar upon three children
in Austria who had been kidnapped
from their parents. The children tok.
a terrible tale of suffering at the hands
of the beggar who had broken their
legs In two places and then twisted
the limbs out of shape, so that in
knitting together t' e bones would not
set straight. The man sent tie chil
dren out to beg for him and their piti
ful condhion made compassionate peo
p', give larg" sums because of their
While a nunmbcr of the beggars
found in large , .es are really de
formed-blind. lan, maimed, <rippled,
or deaf and dumb. yet it is a known
fact to the police authorities that there
are establishments where idle, worth
less and lazy persons are readily man
ufactured Into objects of charilty. The
theme of one of the best of the Sher
lock Holmes' stories is a wonderfully
"made-up" beggar who fools tle police
TH E KING OF BEGGARS.
and the regular detectives and in fact
everybody but the astute Sherlock. Yet
old hands in the detective force state
that this principal situation is in no
way overdrawn as applied to actual
A Close Corporation Suit.
Following the example of large cor
porations which form combines for
mutual protection and profit, twere
was recently established in New Xork
a "beggar trust" through the efforts of
a one-legged youth who haid left a
comfortable home to engage delbher
ately in begging. his remarkable In
sight into business methods would
probably have reaped him a greater
reward than was derived through beg
gary. Organizing a community of ia
terest among the mendicants of Park
Row, he picked out favorable points
throughout the city to which were as
signed certain men. A lame youth
would be placed at one point, a blind
one there and a badly-scalded mendi
cant at another. That these beggars
might not be molested in their work,
One of the Historic Lont
About this bridge cline~s sme of the
hroic history of the United States-tho
ld Bull Run bridlze. and Pull Rvn, the
ittle streaim flowinz under its arenhs.
In the Somth a creek is e,!!edI a run.
and ii strearn in the North w-ould be
called Bull Creek. The britle mart-s
where the Warrenton irrnniho. the
war-worn road across Northern Vir
inia hetween the Potomrac arnd the
Ra.paha-n1.- coes the stream. It
ookouta were appointed for each, and
at the same time made houry collee
s ot u-e Uonly p'assed out by Z
place in lag ol ato hc
Sgenerous public. These emrings were
placed in a large poo0l, part of which
was used in payamt for legal repre
hsentation when one of the "trust"
was broken up.
"This Is the residence of J. Perpont
Morgan. The house is on fire. Send
an engine at once. This is Ierbert L.
~Stterlee, Mr. Morgan's son-In-law,
There was unusual excitement at fire
headquarters recently when the tele
phone rang and the foregoin words
came over the wire.
The engine was sent, and no team
ever made a quicker run. When the
firemen arrived at 219 Madison avenue,
the home of the multi-millionaIre, they
found Mr. Satterlee in the doorway.
The only sign of fire was a slender
sheet of flame shooting out of the
"For heaven's sake, do not use any
water," Mr. Satterlee begged. "You
will ruin irreplaceable paintings if you
do. The fire is in the chimney. But
please be quick."
The firemen yielded to Mr. Satter
lee's request, and used hand grenades
instead of the hose. They found Po
liceman Daniel Kelleher on the roof.
He had almost extinguished the fire
by throwing salt down the chimney.
The fire caused no damage. .
Quickly Disposed Of.
A certain colonel is an authority on
all military matters, and he is often
besieged by cranks with pneumatic
rapid firing guns, rifles, dirigible war
balloons, and other martial inventions.
On one occasion he was sitting in
his private room at the barracks with
a friend when a servant brought in a
"Oh, send him in," said M. "His
business won't take more than a min
ute or two."
There was shown in a wild-eyed,
long-haired man, twisting his soft hat
nervously in both hands.
"Colonel," he said, "'I have here"
and he took out a small parcel-"a
bultpoo army coat. If the govern
men woldadopt this-"
"Pu it on. Put it on," said the sol
dier, and he rang the bell. The ser
vant appeared as the inventor was get
ting into the coat.
"Jones," said his master, "tell Ser
geant Brown to order one of his men
to load his rifle with ball and cartridge
"Excuse me, sir, I forgot something,"
interrupted the inventor, and with a
hunted look he disappeared.
Arrangements are being made for
the construction of a great military
rifle factory in China.
The proper distance between the
eyes is the width of one eye.
marks of the Civil War.
ws here that the sanguinary battle of;
1961 begon-Tyler's division of the:
Union army on the east side or the
riht of the picture. .and the Evan's
brigade of the Confederate army on
the went or left hand side of the pie
ture. There was fizhting in the neigh
'orhood of the bridge in 1869. and a
man starading on this old bridge could
have heard the guns of a score of fights
in ihe Civil War.j
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Mainteiance of a Great Institution
Through Compulsory Contributions
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The National Soldiers' Home in the
District of Columbia is the only insti
ttion of its kind in the United States.
The home was founded March 3, 1831.
The idea of the establishment is said
to have originated with General Win
ield Scott, after whom the main build
ig of the Home is named, and of
hom there is a fine bronze statue in
the grounds. During the occupation of
Mexico General Scott exacted a sum of
money from that country. The money
was paid to him, and he asked Con
gress that it be set aside for the estab
lishment at Washington of a home for
disabled enlisted men of the regular
navy and army. This was done. The
Eome is maintained by exacting from
every enlisted man and officer 12 1-2
cents from each months' pay. Fines
from court martial and money due
deserters is turned into this fund. Im
provements at the Home are contem
plated, which call for the expenditure
of over one million dollars. The Home
as on deposit in the Treasury of the
nited States a fund of more than two
illion dollars. It should be borne in
ind that the Government of the
nited States does not contribute one
ollar to the support of this great in
No women are employed at the
ome excepting those in the corps of
tained nurses in the Home hospital.
[uch of the work at -the home, farm
ork, dairying, gardeningjroad main
tnance, housework. cooking, waiting
nz table, etc., is done by the inmates,
ho are paid for their services out of
the Home fund.
There are about 1.200 veterans in the
istitution. Many of them are civil
ar soldiers, some were disabled in
he West Indies, others in the Philip
ines, some in the Indian campaigns,
nd some were discharged from the
erice for disability incurred in camp
nd garrison. Many of the Home
imates are mere youths. Every lion
rably discharged soldier or sailor,
ho needs shelter, finds it at the Na
onal Soldiers' Home
Scott Hall stands in the center of
ashington's finest park. It is glori
us in summer and majestic in winter.
ashingtonians know this, and in fair
eather a throng of persons afoot,
whel and with horse or auto show
tieir appreciation of the beauty of the
ace. The grounds embrace five hun
dred acres of hilly or gently rolling
rnd and fine vistas of the city and its
nvirons may be had.
During the year a new administra
ion building has been constructed, and
large addition to the hospital has
been made. A new mess hall is pro
eeted. The plans for the new hall
all for an imposing building of white
marbe. rock-faced, to conform in style
architecture with the Scott buiidinlg.
According to last report of Gen. IT.
awkins, governor of the Home. there
were 1.301 permanent inmates on .TUnM
0. Some of them were actually in
the grounds. some of them receiving
iut.jf-door reliof. some being in thet
>vernment hospital for the insane.
ome absent on furlough and some in
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