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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 07, 1913, Image 27',
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That Indianapolis street car strike
looks like a; battle with the strikers
and Itizena pitted against the car
companies and. militia. . ,
Certain worms, upon losing their
heads, grownew ones-The planarian,
afresh.water worm, grows hoth head
and tail anew.
There are lots of human beings
who lose ..their heads and yet keep
right on using the same one.
Editor of El Pais, Mexico City, ha3
put out an edition intimating that
Huerta copked up those elections.
Friend of the family can get their
Chauffeurs are forbidden to smoke
while driving cars in Berlin. It's; too
bad they can't forbid the automobiles
to .smoke in the U. S.
Continuing the discussion of the
"dear little creatures," bedbugs,
which we handled so intelligently in
comment" yesterday, the department
of agriculture .says, the insect gets
quality of, intelligence and wariness
"from its long association with man."
Henceforth it wjlljipt be an insult
to-tell a man he's as smart as a bed
bug. , ,,
Same circular says cimex lectular
ius, the real name of the b. b., hiber
nates Jrt winter. The .hibernating the
b b.a does ia a new. one on us. We
thought winter wafl its season ,of
Also circular states that b. b. may
get-in any home, so after all it's
nothing f. o be -ashamed of- Some of
best families entertain b. b.A accord
ing to department of Agriculture.
A Newf York policeman pulled a
man's jg from the East river.
We imagine that report was sent
out becajiBe policemen usually pull
men's legs from men.
WIVES BUT NOT MOTHERS
Frankly, now, what do you think of that Philadelphia woman who
made her sweetheart swear; 18 years ago, before they Were married, that,
for the sake of "purity," theywould liever become" the" parents of children?
And who, after holidng him "to the tow all these years, now fights his
wish for a divorce, awish based on loneliness, on the desire for childish
voices, on the innermost cravings of the human heart?
Where is the purity in such an unnatural arrangement and what are
we coming to when such things can be. '
A freak notion, do you say; something quite uncommon?
Alas, maybe not so rare as" you think. Something hot greatly unlike
it is to be seen in many childless homes-Bomethlng perhaps even less
calculated to command,tespecty because less heroic in its resistance td the
calls of sex and love.
Did you read the notable paper recently printed frqm the pen of Dr.
Hugh Cabot, one of Boston's foremost physicians. It wasan argument for
tne franker education of the young in the ditties, responsibilities and haz
ards of sex. But incidentally it sefc-fprth as a fact notorious among all Who
cared to learn the truth that throughout Massachusetts, the home of the
New England conscience, the law against artificial prevention of- childbirth
is virtually a dead letter.
Rich and poor, daughters of the revolution or fresh comers , on more
modern Mayflowers, the women of that cultured commonwealth," the doc
tor Implied, were fast learning, not only the desire, but as well the methods
of escaping the cares of motherhood.
And of course Massachusetts Isn't unique in this respect
Your- doctor will tell you, If you care to ask him, that the business of
race suicide is one of the most widespread and one of the most profitable.
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