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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 09, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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Monica Borden.
New York, Feb. 9. All because of
an "I caVt-live-without-you" letter,
which she says he wrote, and a "terse
"Don't do it" cablegram which he
says his mother sent, -there are no
wedding bells for beautiful Monica T.
Borden and Octavio Guinle, a Bra
zilian multimillionaire.
The young people were to have
been married in the Church of Our
Lady of Lourdes on February 3. In
stead Miss Borden has brought suit
against her one-time suitor for
$500,000. '
The courtship, according to Miss
Borden, dates back about a year
when the wealthy Brazilian met her.
A few months after they met, she
went abroad and stayed just six days.
The following epistle written to her
by Mr. Guinle, she avers, is given as
the reason for the hasty return:
"My Darling and Sweet Mona I
am crazy. I don,'t know what to do
without you. I have been crying since
you left me all alone, without a soul
to console me. You are the only wo
man I ever loved. I am willing to do
anything for you. Darling, you are
my love, my soul, my life. Come to
me and I will make you happy. I
adore you, darling. O. GUlNLE."
Everything went along beautifully
and even the bans were read for the
marriage, when suddenly, the other
day, wooer Guinle came with crest
fallen air to Miss Borden, announcing
he could not marry her, as he had a
wire from his mother telling him not
to do so. And in his final note, she
says, he wrote:
"I love you. Millions and millions
of kisses. Goodbye."
But Miss Borden prefers half a mil
lion in cold cash to a whole million of
mere kisses. And she is going after
it, she says!
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Don't bet any stranger that he
hasn't got a $3 bill.
Bartenders at Middleton, N. Y.,
were stung for wagers of varying size
for backing their belief that no bill of
such denomination was ever issued.
A workingman, tearing down a
house, found one of this denomina
tion issued by the Bank of North
America of Seymour, Conn., in 1853.
There are only a few in existence.
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Japan is such a mountainous coun
try that it has to resort to intensive
cultivation in order to raise enough
rice. In 1912 it use,d fertilizers to the ,
value of more than $104,000,000.

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