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hart of Minnesota, painfully hurt
when gas company auto truck col
lided with machine in which Widell
was riding. Gov. Eberhart, in car
ahead of Widell," had narrow escape.
Wind early today blew out gaslight
in bedroom of Mrs. Mary Diana, 1452
Cleveland av. Husband found wife
and six-months-old baby dying from
asphyxiation when he returned from
Carl McCary, Elmhurst, crushed
to death by train in Melrose Park
yards "of C. & N. W. Railroad. G.
Jemison, 5325 Wentworth av., prob
ably fatally hurt in same accident.
Chester Demicke, 5543 Princeton
av.; Charles Moore, 5542 Princeton
av., and R. P. Pattee, 5428 S. State
sk, riding on same motorcycle, cut
and bruised when Lake Shore engine
fell off viaduct into street just south
of 53d st.
Herman Winthrop, 15, 731 W. 12th
St., stabbed twice by another boy at
wedding in Netherwood Hall, 1635 W.
.Taylor st. Presbyterian Hospital. Ja
con Simonson, 14, in charge of
checkroom, alleged to have used
N. M. Abajain, 4544 Sheridan road,
probably fatally injured when two
autos crashed together at Sheridan
road and Oakdale av. Columbus
Mrs. J. F. Stellauer, 427 Oakdale
av., lost ear-drop containing three
diamonds valued at $500 in street.
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
engine went through open switch at
53d st. Narrowly missed three ,mo
torcylists. Body of unidentified man taken
from river at W. Erie st. bridge.
Clara Dulwilder, 3403 Lexington
st., drowned in Lake Zurich, Wis.,
while out rowing with fiance, Wm. ,F.
Gleason, 3542 Lexington st.
Louis Robert, 17, 2246 Kimball av.,
drowned in clayhole at N. 51st av.
Michael Sherman, 25, 3122 Butler
St.; shot and killed in Julius Conrad's
saloon, 471 W. 31st st Jacob Knup
pen, 345 W 24th st., held on suspicion
Mrs. Harriet N. Burnham, who
took bichloride of mercury in suicide
attempt, now wants to live. She
BE PROPER BEFORE GEORGE
King George's 'high artistic tem
perament has thrown another fit and
commands that in the equestrian
parade at Olympia the women shall
not appear in the royal presence "ridr
ing in any but the proper, woman's
way," which means side-saddle
This royal command ought to
cause two suffragettes to grow where
but one grew before.
Riding astride is the natural way
for women to ride a horse oranything
else. It is the safest and most com
fortable way and easiest on the
horse. But oh dear! Maybe it isn't
".proper." Sometime, 'way back be
yond Elizabeth's time, it became
"proper" to do things differently, so
that the common horde could dis
tinguish between "ladies" and "wo
men," and among the "proper" inno
vations was the side-saddle, with the
lady perched with one foot in the
stirrup and the other in position to
shoo the flies off the horse's ears, if
it became necessary. The plain wo
man had sense enough to' hang her
shanks on either side of the beast,
so that she could hold on by tying
her ankles in a hard knot under
neath, if she wanted to.
But let the ladies be as proper as
King George asks them to while rid
ing before his eyes. They had a
chance to ride straddle, or any other
old way, during the reign of the late
King Edward, who also had a right
able-bodied artistic temperament, al
though it was not- much given to
working over hpurs for the truly
proper things of this hard life of
kinging for other folks.
What's going to be the uniform of
Chicago's ten bathing beach policewomen?