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The Harvard physical director
enumerated several causes for this
trend toward "race -degeneracy."
They were: Poverty and theSnability
of the workingman to support a large
family luxurious living and the love
of ease and amusement on the part
of women of wealth; the fact that an
increasingly large number of women
have entered professions that prevent
motherhood, and that the number of
dwellers in apartment houses where
children are regarded as nuisances is
on the increase.
"In this age of intense living, it is
hardly to be wondered at that many
persons shrink from the responsibil
ity of raising children," said he, "but
sex hunger is the dominating passion
that gives rise to' the most frightful
crime of the age infanticide. An
cient Greece and Rome paved the
way for their decay, when their beau
tiful women ceased to bear children,
and the men of the age sought the
companionship of courtesans. The
lace that adopts this method event
ually is doomed to extinction."
The nation, Dr. Sargent said, might
turn aside for a time from the pur
suit of wealth to face this problem
of deterioration, by emphasizing the
need of physical training, particular
ly on the part of women.
"Unless the bodies of American
women are more perfectly developed
to meot the needs of the race, we
surely face deterioration," said he.
"And yet, of what value is it for wo
men to perfect herself if man comes
to her diseased? No wonder girls are
becoming more reluctant at entrust
ing themselves to men whose perfec
tion they doubt; no wonder this de
mand for more restrictive legisla
tion." Rev. Hillis praised the women of
Germany as child-bearers.
"When the German lover puts
his arm around his sweetheart, he
finds something more than whale
bone and corsets," he saw, "and the
German women are bearing 1,000,000
more babies every year than die in
MASKED MEN ROB MILWAUKEE
Three masked men broke into the
saloon of Nathan Arensbn, 1224 Mil
waukee avenue, ' shortly before 5s
o'clock'this morning, bound and gag
ged Nate-Arenson, a nephew of the
proprietor, and escaped with $15
from the cash -register and $18 worth
of cigars after making a futile at
tempt to drill the safe.
Young Arenson, w,ho was sleeping
in the rear of the saloon, was awak
ened when the men broke a window
and climbed into the saloon. He at
tempted to draw a revolver, but was
overpowered. With strips of table
cloth he was bound, gagged and tied
to a chair.
The three men, apparently ama
teurs, then attempted to open the
safe, but made so much noise that
they desisted for fear of. discovery.
Opening the cash register they took
$15, gathered several boxes of cigars,
and fled through the ' window by
which they had entered.
Young Arenson freed himself after
a half hour struggle, and notified the
Rawson street police. -He could give
no description of the men, who wore
white handkerchiefs over their faces.
WOMEN'S TRADES UNION
LEAGUE ELECT OFFICERS
The following officers were elected
by the Women's Trades Union
League yesterday: Miss Agnes Nes
tor, president; Miss Mary McDowell,
vice-president; Miss Emma Step
hagen, secretary, and Miss Beatrix .
Dauchy, treasurer. Delegations,
committees and the executive board
lwere also elected.
Before the election, tableaux were'
given, showing the progress of wo
men in industry from 1846 to 1914.