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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 10, 1912, Image 12

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en who are not mothers. When
a girl is a mother she proves that
she is the possessor of the most
beautiful innocence in the world,
and innocence is the opposite of
sinfulness. And to say that a
child can be born in sin that is
blasphemy against the God who
makes us all."
And after that, it seems, sweet
little Leonore, who gave all for
resignation and left Joe-y in the
"cradle of tears." And after a
while, a very rich beautiful lady,
who had no babies of her own,
came and took Joe-y away to live
in a mansion by the sea.
The New York Foundlings'
hospital, to which come .over 3,
000 deserted babes every year,
believes in human nature. So the
unexplained mites of humanity
which are left every day in the
"cradle of tears" inside its low
door, are not just tagged and reg
istered and nursed like a row of
hyacinths.
No, indeed!
Each one, when it reaches the
stage where it begins to exhibit
signs of intelligence, is placed in
the care of an official "mother" in
4jer own home. These mothers
are paid $10 a month for their
work.
And these "official mothers,"
mostly, are, strange to say, spin
sters ! And, declare the good Sis
ters, they make the best mothers
in all the world. All the love part
of them, which has been starved
for years and years, comes to the
surface.
Every two weeks is "adoption
day," and then the official moth
ers bring their charges to the hos
pital and prospective parents look
them over. About fifty are
adopted each week.
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Hubby Bills, bills, bills! Wc
must begin to economize.
Wifie All right, dear; I'll cut
your hair and that will keep down
the barber'sbill.
Young Artist (to friend)
Charlie, do you see that lady and
gentleman who are looking at my,
picture and talking in such low,
earnest tones?
Friend Yes.
Young Artist I wish you
would saunter carelessly by and
find out what they are saying. It
looks like business.
Friend (after sauntering care
lessly up) She is blowing him
up, George, for leaving off his
flannels too soon.
The newspaper ads
"lawns at 9 cents a yard,
goods or seed store ad?
report
' Dry,

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