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“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…

THE CONDUCTOR’S STORY  BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS Good arable?[1] Yes, sir; and if you look at it in the way of scenery, it’s as pretty a bit of land as you’ll find in Kent county. That stretch now ahead. By the way, there was a queer thing happened on…

DANIEL PONGE’S SUCCESS BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS Of all the members of the Third Church, Mrs. Clarkson Tate was the one whose religion took the most practical turn. Neither prayers nor music ever brought the tears to her cool gray eyes, and she…
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