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10 (Magnolia con)

Florence S. Bond contributed an extract
entitled, "When Smiles are worth Dollars", exemplified
by the influence of a particularly
cheerful conductor who fairly radiated good
humor, no matter how much his railroad
accommodations might lack, and the result
was ultimate financial success.

Mariana S. Miller gave selections from
"Adventures in Contentment" by the author
of that pleasant little book "Adventures in
Friendship." We culled a few thoughts from
the former volume, "So much of our civilization
is like the dodder, which starts
skyward on the branches of any plant near,
and soon its own root dies because it clings
closely to the support and absorbs its very
life eventually. How many of us live in the
same way?"

Elizabeth T. Stabler said she had received
a useful gift in the form of a potato roaster
upon which the tubers are stuck. She
also told us of cleaning black kid gloves
most satisfactorily with ink and glycerine
and brown ones with milk.

The Staten Island Dying establishment
was recommended for gloves, but if they
are at all tight it does not pay to dye them.

Louisa T. Brooke had a good little
sermon with a verse from Mrs. Browning
as the text.

"The sweetest lives are those to duty wed,
Whose deeds both great and small,
Are close-knit strands of an unbroken thread
Where love ennobles all.
The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells
The book of life the shining record tells."

Sarah F. Willson's brief paragraph assured
us that although "gifts from the heart may
be of silver and gold, yet the heart gives
what silver and gold cannot buy.

To be full of goodness, cheerfulness, sympathy,
and hope is to possess a nature that carries
fair weather wherever it goes.

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