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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 27, 1913, Image 20

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WIFE DOESN'T BLAME HUBBY
FOR TRAILING X-RAY SKIRT
Mrs. Leo Keller.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 27. "I
don't blame my husband for follow
ing a woman wearing a transparent
gown," said Mrs. Leo Keller, whose
husband was arrested recently and
fined $10 for following pretty 19-year-old
Lillian Lambert, who was
dressed in a gown that showed al
most all of what dresses usually con
ceal. Keller was arrested on complaint
of the girl and fined $10 by Police
Judge Frederickson, who declared a
woman had a right to wear as much
or as little as she liked. Miss Lam
bert said that she did not realize that
her gown was diaphanous.
Keller's wife paid his fine and he
went home a sadder if not a wiser
man.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE
NUMBER OF WOMEN VOTERS
Washington, Aug. 27. "Misrepre
sentation of facts" is charged by the
National Association Opposed to Wo
man Suffrage, against the suffragists
who appeared before the House Rules
Committee claiming to represent 4,
000,000 woman voters. The antis
cite census figures to show that in
the nine suffrage states there are
only 3,397,241 women 21 years of
age and over who could vote.
The figures are all right, but as is
usual in suchi cases, figures can be
made to lie. In the first place the
antis leave out the state of Illinois
in their calculations. There are ten
suffrage states instead of nine. Ac
cording to the census figures, Illinois
has 1,567,491 women of voting age.
Added to the figures given by the
antis for the nine states, this makes
a total of 4,964,732, nearly a million
more than claimed by the suffragists.
But the facts are still more signi
ficant. The census figures are com
piled for the year 1910. The suffra
gists based their figures on the year
1913. The gain in three years in the
suffrage states in woman voting
population can be judged by the per
centage of increase of population
shown by the census for the preced
ing ten years.
In general it is shown that the
population of the suffrage states
(which are all west of the Mississippi
except Illinois) has shown a percent
age of increase in most cases of 50
per cent, and in all cases except Illi
nois of more than 30 per cent. This
would mean practically a 15 per cent
increase in voting strength for the
year 1913 as compared with the year
1910. So the figures of the suffra
gists are conservative instead of be
ing exaggerated,

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