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tween $600,000 and $1,000,000,
Besides bequests to relatives, Keith
left to Mrs. John D. Spreckels and to
Mrs. Willard C. Chamberlain, neither
of whom -were relatedto the aged oil
man, $50,000 and $2JvGO0 respec-
Mrs. Spreckels and Mrs. Chamber
lain had been great friends of the
famed oil operator almost since in
fancy and regarded him almost as a
THE DAWNING OF A BETTER DAY
The idea seems at last to be entering the minds of lawmakers that when
a man is out of a job because he has never had the chanec to fit himself
for one, it is as much society's fault as his own and that, therefore, it is up
to society to do something.
In Massachusetts, where iron-barred prisons of stone, grim survivals of
Puritan severity, remain to make unfortunate or "bad" men worse, the leg
islature has advanced in its thinking far enough to consider putting the
employable unemployed to work at state expense reclaiming waste land and
restoring the squandered forests.
. They're still, you see, thinking more about the wastes of property than
about the wastes of humanity. But the hopeful thing is that they're think
ing. The customs of the fathers are no longer good enough for the sons.
Now no man can drain a swamp or plant a tree without being himself
Improved by the useful work. In adding to the common wealth he adds
also to his own self-respect So far, so good.
There remain the unemployables.
Massachusetts hasn't yet realized the need of teaching them how to
help themselves. It isn't yet ready to spend public money on farm and in
dustrial colonies instead of upon police courts, prisons, almshouses and
But it is thinking. Its mind is functioning in hopeful inquiries. Its
tradition-obscured horizon at last shows signs of the dawning of a better
SAYINGS OFMR. MOUSE
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Steins, N. M.
Beerston, N. Y.
and last, but not least,
When frying doughnuts, it is a
splendid scheme to have a dish of
boiling water on the stove. As'each
cake is done, lift it out with a fork
and dash-it quickly into the boiling
water and out again.