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poor woman who had been so good
Many are the nights I have cried
myself to sleep while trying to make
this decision. I think my actions in
some way had told something of
this to my foster mother, because as
soon as I had finished ''the public
schools of Cincinnati she sent me to
St. Francis academy.
At this time she-told 'me that my
people had left a little money for my
education. I was very glad indeed
to go to this school but I had already
grown sensitive and it seemed toJme
that I was looked upon with a little
Isn't it a terrible 'thing to think
that because of no sin of your own
and because of the kindness of some
one to you, you will be br6ught into
We have not only to pay for the
mistakes of others but then-ignorance.
I do not think that the young
ladies at4 St. Francis really did have
the least doubt of,jny parentage and
I am quite sure the .gentle sisters,
kind as they were, Vould not have
taken me in amohgt their white
charges had they thought for a mo
ment I was not white. However, the
companionship' that I had to suffer
while I was still living .with my foster
mother became unendurable and I
told her that I wanted to get away,
that unless I did 'get away I though
J. would go insane.
I "also told my story lo some of
my friends. whq were white", and they
added to the little money 'which I
' had saved,, enough to send me to
Seattle. , h .
I wish I couldj express the feeling
that I had whenI gqVqff the train
in that great, glorious God's country.
I gave the address of the family
to a good-natured Irish policeman
and he directed me to- the home of
the dear, good woman who took'me
in just as though I were her own
When I left Cincinnati I felt that I
would never refer to my past again,
but that woman was so good to me
and she -seemed so motherly and
sweet that I just had to tell her my
story. It made no difference to her,
for she believed me. She knew I was1
white and she was the only person
that I ever told.
She soon got me a ppsition at the
wrapping counter in 'one of the large
department-stores, where I earned
the munificent -sum. of $5 per week.
Of course, i could not have lived
upon this had I not had real home
life. I took my money home, just
as a daughter would have done, and
I think she felt for me -almost the
same as she did farther 'own-'daugh-terrs.
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I was 17 years old.
I was living wiurthe people of my
mother'-s-race.- I wasfree.- T was
happy. All these conditions are "pro
vocative iof love. "I loved."
(To "Be" Continued:!
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SAVORY COLD WEATHER SOUPS
' By Caroline Coe
Veal Soup. Put 2 pounds of neck
of veal over the fire in pan with 3
quarts of cold water. Bring to. boil
ing point slowly and simmer for 3
Add I carrot, chopped fine, 1 medium-sized
onion (minced), a table
spoon of minced parsley and 1-2 cup
of chopped ham. Let this boil slowly
for an hom
Strain and wash the vegetables
through the strainer. Add 1 cup'
of cream' and serve very hot
Mutton Soup. Cut 1 pound of
mutton, cut from the neck, into small
pieces and put over fire in saucepan
with 2 quarts of cold water. Simmer
for 4 hours.
Ori&hour before serving add 2 me-dium'-sfzed
potatoes (sliced), 2 onions
(size of egg) sliced, salt to taste and
1 red pepper "corn Boil one-half
hour. -Then add 2 tablespoons of rice
and boil 30 minutes. Serve with all
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