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

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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 potatoe
salad, with considerable empha
sis on the "fresh."
The FRESH potato salad was
duly supplied.
"Have you a soul for sale?"
asked the reporter.
''No, but we have some home
cooked spaghetti that oh, you're
a reporter, aren't you?"
"I am," admitted the reporter.
"Oh, Isee. 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
?ouls."
"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 cure you have a soul !" ex
claimed the reporter.
"No," 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. "I know 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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New York- "Influenza bug"
has been many times multiplied
by open winter, according to Dr.
W. H. Guilfy, but cure is clear,
cold wather not Tom and Jerry.
New Brunswick, N. J. Fire
man tried to save terrified cloth
ing workers from fire. Brought
out wax models.
New York. M i s s Helen
Gould's sewing class at Lynd
hurst is collecting 10 cents at a
time for her wedding present.

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