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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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"who has decided to break the hoodoo
and chase her.
It is the day of marriage by capture
and, while they watch the chase, the
cave woman. swap bragging lies
about their own Courtships.
"Even after he had caught me, my
husband had to knock me senseless
with the trunk of a tree!" boasts one
matron.
Little Face escapes her pursuers
and runs upon the scene. Her angry
father threatens to kill her because
she has not been caught, and a mo
ment later, when all run into the cave
to elude an approaching tiger, he bars
the door to Little Face, leaving her to
perish.
Instead, she climbs a tree in full
view of the audience. The spactacle
of the bare-legged heroine perform
ing this feat is appalling, whether
from the point of view of art or
morals.
'And this is Little Face's oppor
tunity. She has treed her man.
She makes love to him, only to
have him confess that he has a wife
and come cubs in a distant cave and
to admit that he prefers his mate to
Little Face because she the wife
is fatter and greasier.
Then Little Face kicks him out of
the tree, but his desperate fear of the
nearing tiger forces him to clamber
back. He tells Little Face that he
loves her and that he will tomahawk
his wife. The spotlight plays upon
the brutal love-making of the treed
couple for a while and then the stage
slowly darkens to pitch black.
In the final scene Little Face, who
is thought by her family to have been
eaten by the tiger, has founded "the
oldest profession in the world."
She is siren, sex exploiter, white
slave, whatever you choose tocall
her, and the men, married or single,,
steal their wives' best furs to bestow
upon her and carry to her cave the
choicest chunks of meat.
Finally. Little Face's younger sis
ter, always considered the family
beauty because her mouth was so
large and her nose so flat, sees her
self abandoned by the man who had
always chased he? whenever sbje
went out alone and whom she fully
intended to permit to catch her some
day.
This time he chases, instead the
strange woman who is so improper
as to wear long skirts "instead of
showing her bare legs like a decent
woman." Little Face permits herself
to be caught and comes on the scene
with her sister's sweetheart.
When reproached with taking him
away she says that he is perfectly
free to go; that she "gives herself to
no man, but lends herself to every
man" and so remains free. She walks
off the stage alone, but throws over
her shoulder an astounding specimen
of what is known as the "come hith
er" eye.
The man starts to follow her when
the young sister, seizing an extra ani
mal skin, wraps it about her bare
legs and, thus endowed with the
charm of mystery, wooes him to re
main. CARPET CAPERS.
Purchase carpets with small fig
ures. Save the raveling to mend the
carpet.
When painting baseboards, paint
two or three inches of the floor the
same color, if the carpet does not
fit perfectly, the space between edge
of carpet and board will not be no
ticeable. Paint or oil may be removed from
carpet by patiently rubbing with'
chloroform; keep all windows open
and work a few minutes at a time.
- THE LAST SEAT
Behind me in the. subway throng
She came aboard the train;
I glanced behind me. Was it wrong
To note she was not plain?
She won me with her dimpled face,
She made a mouc petite;
And somehow in -that frantic race
She beat me to the seat.
New York MaiL
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