Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 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
When Mary starts to board a car,
Just see how brazen bad men are;
Why don't they turn their heads, I
Why should they look at Mary's hat?
STRIPED RIBBON FOR SIMPLE
EVERY DAY COSTUME
Those high-step cars are a disgrace r
They are entirely out o'f place;
The distance truly should be half;
Then Mary wouldn't show her ani
mosity. Detroit News.
When Mary starts to dance a bit s
Men folks nearly. have a fit;
If more clothes her form did drape,
Mary wouldn't show her disposition.
Mary steps across the gutter
Oh, the mean thftigs men do utter;
Mary's anger 'gins to rankle
Why should they talk about her el
bow? Ft. Smith Times-Record.
When Mary wears that short slit skirt
The men all try with her to flirt
And wonder if that naughty breeze
Doesn't chill her to the shoulder.
When Mary's fellow takes his doll
For a jolly time at a tango ball,
That fellow also takes, a chance
If the fit's two tight upon his clothes.
WHY DO YOU SHAKE HANDS?
To the war-like practice of carry
ing swords may be traced the peace
promoting habit of hand shaking. In
the days when "knighthood was in
flower" aird every man carried a
sword and was ready to use it on the
slightest pretext it was customary for
a man to extend his right hand when
he met a friend, the open hand show
ing that bis intentions were friendly.
Swords went out of fashion, but long
before they did hand shaking as an
expression of friendship and good will
became general among men and women.
Occasionally among the many ex
treme models created by the Parisian
fashion-makers there can be found
one apparently-intended for every
day wear by an every-day woman.
This costume seems to be one -of
the latter type. It is smart as well as
rather simple. The suit is made of
crepe de chine, cloth trimmed with
striped satin ribbon, which gives it a
decidedly down-to-date touch.
The coat shows new cape effect. '