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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1913, Image 2

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"No, but we have some home
cooked spaghetti that oh, you're
a reporter, aren't you?"
"I am," admitted the reporter.
"Oh, I see. I've been so busy
today that I haven't been think
ing about souls. That explains
what was the trouble, with my
sister. You see, working around
here you haven't time to think of
souls."
"Well, if you take time to think
of your soul, is it for sale?" per
sisted the reporter.
"Well, I don't quite know how
to answer that. I dont' think it's
for sale, because I'm not sure I've
got one."
"Not sure you have a soul !" ex
claimed the reporter.
"No,1' said Ella; "are you?"
"Of course," said the reporter.
"And your proof?" asked Ella.
"Why why why that is
somebody told me," said the re
porter, rather lamely. "But we all
have souls."
"I've never felt mine," said
Ella.. "Iknow I have a stomach
because sometimes it aches. But
my soul never troubles me that
way. It never aches. How do I
know I have one?"
"Well, what do you believe in?"
asked the reporter.
"That the world is all wrong,"
said Ella.
"In what way?" asked the re
porter. "Oh, in many ways. People are
so foolish about things. Take the
marriage -laws, for instance.
They only make trouble and di
vorces and 'alimony. Maybe if
there were no marriage laws then
there would not be so much" quar
reling and trouble and spiteful
ness in the world."
"What would you have in place
of the marriage laws ?" asked the
reporter.
"Oh, that would take a long
time to fix up. It would need to
wait until an ideal day when
there would be a mingling of the
sexes on a perfect basis of equal
ity and freedom, a sort of Utopia."
And just then another custom
er entered the delicatessen store
to buy onions.
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PARCEL POST POINTERS
Ordinary stamps arei not good
in parcel post, nor are parcel post
stamps good on other mail mat
ter, like letters. Either kind of
mail, with the wrong stamp's on
it, will be treated as if it didn't
have any stamps on at all, and
your money will be wasted.
You can send almost anything
by parcel post, up to 1 1 pounds
in weight and 72 inches in com
bined length and girth.
You can't mail whisky, explo
sives, pistols nor infernal ma
chines. You can mail live queen bees,
for instance, if they're boxed so
they won't sting the mail man.
All packages under four ounces
take a flat rate everywhere of one
cent an ounce, regardless of dis-.
tance. Over four ounces is con-"
sidered one pound and all such
packages take the pound rate, by
zones.
Seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots,
scions and plants get a. special
rate of one cent for each two

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