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WHY RIDICULE THE "PUPPY LOVE" STAGE?
One of our interesting lady writers on love, marriage, domesticity and
other delicious things of life has furnished us a chapter on the first love of
men, opprobiously described as "puppy love."
A good many fellows look back at their first love affair and smile over
what they, in their later wisdom, regard as their silliness and the whole
world, while disposed to love a lover, is eternally seeking a chance to laugh
a the youth who is "gone" on a girl. But why the ridicule of the "puppy
You are young, and there is the girl the only girl. She is altogether
beautiful. She is without blemish of any sort. Her perfection makes life,
the whole world and the world to come perfect. Because of her you love
everybody. To be worthy of her you are going to become a good and great
man. The present teems with beauties and heaven lies just ahead for you
to win your way to it The fullness of hope, ambition, trust and innocent
worship are yours, you "puppy."
You dream of her by day as well as night. The lovely moon, the
stars, the flowers, the grass, the shady walks, all the innocent delights
which the years will surely cover' with indifference are now yours, because
of her. A lover loves all tie world, for hope and confidence and bliss leave
no place in his heart for the selfishness that frosts, or the sophistication
that blisters. "Puppy," you know little, but you are superlatively happy.
"Puppy," you appear silly, but it is the nectar of the gods that Is at your
Wake up, man! Your dream is past
The years have driven her picture from your heart. Her erstwhile
angelic form now looks like a mucilage bottle. Her chin and nose quarrel.
You now believe that she used to pad,-and wear golden rats among her
tresses and dye her lips and let her rheumatic mother do the dishes while
she gallivanted with you in those moon-lit paths. .
Now, you know that there's vanity, fraud, greed and gluttony amongst
women. Beneath all innocence., you look for guile. You suspect that a
worm is gnawing below the 'petals of beauty of every sort. The "puppy"
innocence and trust and worship have been barked at by experience until
driven away. Practicability has risen like a black fog and hidden all the
Knowledge has stripped belief and shown a" skeleton. The glamour of
first love is upon the shelf with Santa Claus, the fairies and other acces
sories to youthful delight and, poor old enlightened dog! You are sadly
bitten by the fleas of care and sordidness and indifference.
i And so, in your turn, you take your place with those who laugh at -the
genuine, incomparable bliss of "puppy love."
COUNTY CAR STRIKE OFF
The strike of the employes of the
County Traction Company was de
clared off last night after the com
pany was sold to a group of Chicago
and Oak Park men.
The men return to work today.
The settlement of strike was reach
ed after a long conference in Former
Judge Willard M. McEwen's office.
The new owners will raise all em--ployes
to the wages paid by the Chi
cago Railways Company. McEwen is
slated for presidency of the new
Los Angeles plumber asks Million
aire L. C. Brand for $100,000 for
alienating his wife's love. About the
usual sized plumber's bill.