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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 06, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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Day, Mo. With dozens of little
kewpie dolls as her holiday compan
ions, Miss Rose Cecile O'Neill (Mrs.
Leon Wilson) , author, and designer of
the droll kewpies, has been spending
several months at her country plape,
"Bonniebrook," in southern Missouri.
Miss O'Neill is now on her way to
Paris where she will hold a kewpie
exhibition and later she will go to
the little town in Thuringia where all
her kewpie dolls are made. During
her visit in the Ozark country Miss
O'Neill devised several new "kwirks"
for the kewpie family, but she's sav
ing them up for a Christmas surprise
for her friends, the kiddies.
Missouri is changing its laws and
into its new scheme of society a St.
Joseph clubwoman's trying to inject
a provision requiring all couples de
siring to marry to show at least $200.
"Poverty, shiftlessness and a fail
ure to save cause more divorces than
anything else," she argues.
She may be right, but the chances
are that the little winged God is not
worrying over the attempt to weight
his arrows with a few ounces of gold.
It may be foolish to rush into the
responsibilities of matrimony minus
cash, but the world has grown on
such foolishness.
Shall thoughts turn to saving of
money when the most glorious girl of
the ages smiles and gently intimates a
desire for flowers or candy or picnics
or trifles?
When a simple "Yes" makes a uni
verse too small a gift in return for
that confidence?
When the generosity of soul is
boundless and only capacity limited?
Later it is true that $200 might
come in handy. Later life may be
come more real but the glory of real
love is that it doesn't stop to count
its pennies; it doesn't stop to con
sider consequences; it never pauses
to glance at bank accounts; but lifts
those whom it visits to such realms
of ecstacy, such heights of courage,
such empires of generous thought
that nothing else matters.
Cupid in chains to a $200 keeper?
Some day, perhaps, but not in this
year of our Lord 1914
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A record was established by the
Western Maryland Railway when it
hauled 114 loaded coal cars from
Cumberland to Hagerstown, Md
with single locomotive. The train
load was in excess of 15,750,000
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