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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 she said: "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 life!" 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? o o : 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.- .