Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
A WHO CAN ANSWER WILLIAM'S LITTLE QUESTION?
handbag on William's head. He
went down. When he tried to
arise the girl soaked him again.
William managed to crawl to the
car door, and got off in a hurry.
He told his troubles to a police
man. "It all comes from aspiece in
the paper," he said. "The Rev.
Dr. Robbins of Cincinnati in a
sermon, said the most women
were knock-kneed. Then Miss
Susie Rennick and Mrs. Alma
Kephart-Wilson, school teachers,
confirmed the pastor, and appeal
e'ckto the W. C. T. U. to inaug
urate dress reforms, that would
hide the deformity.
"And here Miss Helen Taylor,
in a5th avenue shop, says that
practically all of her customers
were either knock-kneed or bow
legged. The paper went On to
discuss the question, some women
claiming that knock-knees were
peculiar to the sex, and others de
claring that er-er-everything was
all right. So I became curious,
and I thought the best way to
prove the charge was to ask a
woman. Fm still puzzled."
The policeman said he was a
single man. And William still
has his 'question unanswered.
The burning question in New;
York now is :
Are women knock-kneed?
When We Can Tell.
When We Are Puzzled.
New York, Aug. 29. William
Arnojd is a braVe man. This af
ternoon he is also a sick man.
William ik 24, and considers
himsqlf a very dashing fellow.
The girlsvall fall for him. But to
day William fell for a girl. It
happened like this:
William was T)uried in his paper
on a stf eet cr. Suddenly an item
caught his- attention. He read it
through p t,wice. Without the
slightest hesitation 4ie put down
his paperstepped across the-aisle
and asked a young lady:
"Can you prove' you are not
The young lady swung Jier ;
New Boarder How's the fare
here? Old Boarder Well, we
have chicken everymorning. New
Boarder That's first-rate. How
is it served? Old Boarder In the