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Just to scatter seeds of kindness
As you pass along the way,
For the pleasures of the many
May be oft-times traced to one,
As the hand that plants an acorn
Shelters armies from the sun.”

Rebecca T. Miller had a surprisingly long and
varied list of valuable inventions made by women,
from the weaving of silk in China, the making of
bronze in Japan, Cashmere shawls in India, and
lace in Venice, hundreds of years ago, - to the achievement
of Harriet Hosmer in Italy during our own times. She
actually taught workmen in Rome how to turn limestone into
marble which the Italian government had vainly tried
to do. “Satchel-bottomed” paper bags, the Burden process
of making shoes for horses, - horses’ feed bags, and
the shade for their heads in hot weather, were all
invented by women, and we must omit many
others and close with the words “Madame Curie”, & “Radium”.

Sarah T. Miller gave a thoughtful poem by
her grandson Wm Taylor Thom, whose experience of the
Arizona desert last summer blossomed into verses of
no mean order, which we will copy in full.
“The Parable of a Desert Day, A Triad”
“The Voice of Dawn”

“Rise up for peaks begin to glow
Tall pines in their glory rise,
While through the canons far below
The cool, sweet dawn-wind sighs.

Rise up to know thine own true self,
For the light comes from above,
And here is found the perfect peace
That comes from the Perfect Love.

See how the light spreads o’er the land
Drink cup of the purling stream
And know the joy of reality
With the beauty of a dream.”


“The Desert’s Rage”
“Traveller amid the desert wastes!
Sore tried may be thy manly worth

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