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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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, WHY DID SHE GIVE
It's an old saying that a mother
will give up her life, pawn her wed
ding ring or sell her last ragt of
clothes before she'll let anybody take
her baby away.
Now here's a story that comes to
The Day Book with names and every
thing else, so we know it's a straight
A stenographer came to her fur
nished room on Division street one
night three months ago and told her
"I got to go to a hospital a few
days. When I come back I'll have a
surprise for you."
Two weeks after she came back to
her furnished room. Her face was
white as an Easter lily. In her arms
was a baby with a face red as a brick
Another two weeks and the ste
nographer went back to her Job in a
loop skyscraper. The landlady took
care "of the little one days. The ste
nographer nursed it and walked the
floor with it nights, and hugged it to
her breast and loved it
Ten weeks passed. The stenog
rapher told the landlady:
"I'm going to wrap this kid in a
blanket and leave it on the doorstep
of a big fine house one of these
"Don't do that," said the landlady.
"Advertise for some married couple
that wants a live, healthy kid of then
own. If you leave it on a doorstep
something might happen to it"
The stenographer went to three
newspapers. They all said they
wouldn't take an ad to get rid of a
baby that didn't have no regular
father for the sake of a mother who
Of course, all this was on the quiet.
The landlady and the stenographer
only whispered about it if other peo
ple were around. Another roomer,
however, heard about what they
jvere trying to do. This roomer, a
AWAY HER BABY?
woman, came to the stenographer
one day and said:
"Fifteen miles from Chicago is So-and-So.
Got a big 200-acre farni.
Him-and his wife want a kid, just the
kind of a live, kickin', beautiful kid
you got there. Go see 'em."
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signed and the baby is now the law- 1)
im possession 01 a ncn iarmer out
where the grass grows talL In a loop
skyscraper, a stenographer works on
looking happy as ever. To the few
who know her best she won't explain
why she gave away her baby.
Was it because she lost her love '
for the father?
Was she afraid she couldn't take
care of it right and bring it up strong,
Would she have kept it if the fath
er were living with her?
Or is the mother's instinct exag-
gerated by the talkers and writers?
Are there some mothers who love
a baby only a short time after it's
What's the answer to the question:
Why did she give away her baby?
You can write your answer to The
Day Book if you want, to.
WHAT FUN DO BLIND MEN HAVE
New York, Oct Those who have
in the past admired the broad, white
expanse of milady's back when she
was attired in evening gown are due
to be disappointed this yean The
gowns are not to be cut any higher
they're to go lower, but backs are
to be decorated with ornaments
gold and silver lace, reversed neck
laces and the-like. )
This is according to the latest fall
and autumn creations being shown
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Bridgeport, Conn. ClevjjjJjurglars
rocked baby of Horace B.Krwin to
sleep before they robbed his" home of