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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 27, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 21

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catherine winters gives homes to two.
Neglected little girls
Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 27. Cath
erine Winters,; herself denied the fond
care of her father,, from her un
known prisbh, ha'S given a fathei
love to two neglected girls.
This has been a .-part of the by
product of the great nAtiqn-widc
search for the missing child'. The
hunt has produced other real values.
Millions of hearts have felt the
glow of sympathy and interest in the
missing child. The ashes have been
blown away from countless hearts
and they have burned "with a new and
brighter love for- all children. Cal
lous indifference has been, fanned In
to active love and the millions have
felt within thehiselv'es.a,new awaken
ing to the most priceless, thing of
earth the innocent ahd'trusting love
of a little child. .
Into thiB new path of greater hu
man, tenderness "a little child HAS
led them."
The wdrld has closed "its eyes to
the .misfortunes" of. two- little maids
until the poignant griefs of JDr. Win
ters over the Idsd of his ''child, his
anxiety ovei her fkte, his burden of
woe over tne uncertainty or ner con
dition, caused millions to stop and
ponaer on tne vaiue ot a cxma.
In MiddleporbI,t)hib, thi search for
Catherine Winters unearthed a Btart
ling case df "neglect -A-little girl,
wandering with an aged man, ldoked
into the eyes of Dr: Winters and said,
"I hoped you would be my papa."
That plea found a tespohse in the
heart of Mayofr Brown and, instead
of a nomad life, the heart of the lit
tle girl which was starving fot love
and care', will be filled with gladness
brought by fatherly , and tridtheHy
cate in the mayors home.
Here, in Arkansas, little Lhcy
Stuart wandered over the hills with
an aged, illiterate man wfid claims to
be her father. The extent of Her neg
lect was almost Unimaginable. Her
clothes ahd hair were filled with ver-
Lucy Stuart of Arkansas vVhb Finds
a HomtL
min picked up in the nights she slent
in barns or oil the ground. She was
almost a stranger to. water. She
wore boy's clothes; ragged ahd dirty.
Tne Arkansas posse wnicn hunted

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