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A CHILD'S BEQUEST
The other day a big green box was left at a Cleveland orphanage. To
the box, which contained a beautiful doll, was tied this note:
"To. the little girl who gets my dolly:
"I am sending you my doll, because I won't be able to play with her
any more. The doctor says, that I'm not going to live much longer. Will
you be good to my dolly, and. will you name her Josephine after me, please?
I love her very much Josephine:"
One of the little orphaned girls, named Jenny, was given the doll, and
"Every night when I say my prayers I'm going to say one f Or-the little
girl who gave me my Josephine. , '
"I hope she'll get well soph, so she .can . have her doll to love again.
I'm taking good care of her and I love her just the way she said I must. But
I'd do that anyway, fori never had a doll before and I've wanted one all my
Oh yes, it's only the acts and talk of. children, but out of the mouths
of such as these cometh wisdom! Josephine, who evidently had much,
gave that which she loved greatly to one 'who had nothing. The wise child
knew that her precious doll would be best loved by one who had no doll.
How many of, us grown folks will give,T,at thfe hd of life, with such wisdom?
Full half of all tbatgrown folks give in theshape of public bequests is looked
on as restitution, and that which they give to 'persons is oftentimes fought
over by the mourners. Love that promotes love does not enter in.
"I'm not going to -live much longer. Be good to my dolly. , I love her
very much." -
"Every night when I say-my prayers, I'm going to say one for the little
girl," replies the orphan. - , - ' . . '
A dying child Reaves a deed of kindness and love that will live a life
time in the heart of a little sister who has neither father nor mother, and
every night the angels will record "God bless the little girl wiq made me
happy with that which she so much loved!' T
Be ye man of millions, or man of dimes, will ye leave the equal of that?
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DIARY OF FATHER TIME
I Notice that Jklrs. JFiske has been
slating our society ..women again for
the way in which they decorate
themselves to catch the men, , and
fritter their -lives away in the vain
pursuit of pleasure.
The women of ancient Greece,, al
though they paid a great deal of at
tention to the adorning of their per
sons, were kept pretty busy in the
care of the household. They .painted
their eyebrows bladand applied to.
then- faces a layer ot wmte leaa witn
deep tints of rouge,- while they sprin
kled over their hair, which was
crowned with flowers, a yellow-colored
powder. But they were in a
state of great subjection to the male
sex, while spinning, weaving, grind
ing, baking, cooking and washing left
them little time for gadding about -
There was, comparatively little in
tercourse between tie sexes. The
women lived chiefly by themselves in
the aparfm'ents assigned to them in
the upper part of the house and were
seldom allowed to go abroad.
In later times this close discipline
and confinement remained in force,
and women shared even less than
previously in the pleasures and busi
ness of men.
The New York Housewives' League
has chosen several wdmen ta act as
inspectors in their campaign in their
crusade against cold-storage food.- .