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“One or Two Plain Questions” By Rebecca Harding Davis Every day the Weather Bureau[1] gives us a report in the news papers of the condition of the temperature all over the country, and also a forecast of the weather to come, the sunshine, storms,…

“Two Methods with the Negro” By Rebecca Harding Davis The recent Negro Conference at Tuskegee[1] was especially useful, as it set before the public more clearly than ever before the black actor who is playing his part with the others on the national…

“The Plague Spot of America” By Rebecca Harding Davis The Prince of Wales, it is said, is at the head of a movement to honor the memory of Father Damien, the hero priest of Molokai,[1] by erecting a hospital for lepers in London. There are reported…

“One Woman’s Question” By Rebecca Harding Davis Did you ever notice a shrewd farmer as he goes over his fields, how he takes account of every trifling sign to find out their condition? Here he picks up a bit of earth and smells it and tastes it;…

“An American Family” By Rebecca Harding Davis This account of an ordinary American family, its fortunes and its growth was given to me by one of its members. It is more significant because it is so commonplace. The story is true, except in two…

“A Middle-Aged Woman” By Rebecca Harding Davis The clock was pointing to six when Mrs. Shore and her son’s wife turned into a shaded street on their way home. The air blew sharply up from the sea. Mrs. Shore buttoned her fur cape and quickened her…

“The Lesson of Decoration Day” Saturday Evening Post, 30 May 1903, p. 12. [Unsigned] DECORATION DAY, as we have it now, is one of those popular customs which, like Jonah's gourd, have grown so fast and into such huge proportions that we have almost…

THE POT OF GOLD. By Rebecca Harding Davis. Lieut. Calderwood was at his sister’s house on a visit, during his two weeks’ furlough. He was sitting with her one evening in the parlor, while her two children were studying their lessons at the table in…

“A Great Object-Lesson” The great Controller of the world does not often gratify the dramatic sense of his creatures with a finer scene than that of the death of the Pope[1] the other day. A man who was one of the foremost rulers of the world, who…

“In the Old Days”  I am going to tell you a true love story of the days when I was young, in order to show you a curious difference between that time and this. It seems to me that love and marriage counted for more in the life of Americans in those…
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