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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1913, Image 1

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THERE IS MORE REAL NEWS IN THE DAY BOOK
THAN IN AN1T OTHER CHICAGO NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.88 Chicago Saturday, Jan. 11, 1913 ONE CENT
ELLA LE PAGE DOESN'T WANT TO SELL SOUL;
WANTS TO REFORM MARRIAGE LAWS
Between Selling Onions and Bologna, Sister of the Soul
Merchant Explains She Is Not Sure She Has
Any Soul of Her Own.
Maud LePage, of 333 South
Winchester avenue, desires to sell
her soul for $1,000 and use the
money to publish her poetry.
And that is an old story.
But what of Maud's twenty-three-year-old
sister, Ella?
Does she also dream of selling
her soul to some stockyards hog
merchant with too much, money
to satisfy some soul-want ?
She does not.
Or is Ella the Cinderalla of the
LePage family, sitting quietly at
home, selling onions in the Le
Page delicatessen store?
She is not.
In the first place, Ella is not
sure that she has any soul at all'.
She says she has never felt any
soul stirring within her, and be
ing a materialistic person refuses
therefore to be thoroughly con
vinced that she has one of those
articles which her sister values" at
1,000 cold bucks.
In the second place, she is con
vinced that there is something
radically wrong with the world
as it is today.
This may have been brought
about by the monotony of selling
the aforesaid onions, to say noth
ing of bologna. There is no say
ing. But Ella is sure she could im
prove the world, were she given
a free hand.
And the first thing she would
have toward that end would be
abolition of the institution of
marriage
A Day Book reporter found
Ella behind the counter at the
delicatessen store.
An impatient customer was ex
plaining heavily that what he
wanted was FRESH potato
salad, with considerable empha
sis on the "fresh."
The FRESH potato salad was
duly supplied.
"Have you a soul for sale?"
asked the reporter

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