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“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…

“Low Wages for Women” I have read, within the last six days, as many earnest, carefully written papers in leading American and English magazines on the position of woman in the labor-field; if we can call that a position which is described as a…

FORGOTTEN WORTHIES BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS. DAVID ZEISBERGER While John Woolman[1] was still a baby in the poor farm house at Mount Holly, another boy of like spirit, and destined to a noble work, was born in an obscure little hamlet among the…

FROM DOOR TO DOOR BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS During last winter there was an earnest movement among all the Protestant denominations in Philadelphia to unite in a great Evangelical work. The churches were open for daily service, and the public was…

THE HEAVENLY CALL BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS The McCall farm lies at the head of Ninegemoose Creek, in one of the hill counties of Pennsylvania. Old Stenifer McCall, a sturdy blacksmith, headed a party of Scotch emigrants who found their way into the…

HEROISM UNTO DEATH BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS Among the reports of havoc and suffering caused by the great storm, our readers may not have noted a piteous little incident which occurred on the Pennsylvania Railway. An express train, rushing through the…

Polly’s Religion By Rebecca Harding Davis  There can be little doubt that if the people of Ball’s Ferry had been asked to decide which was the most pious family in their midst, they would unanimously have named the Demmings. They had long ago been…
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