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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 15',
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frail and almost helpless, much less
developed than his white sister.
If the mother can be found again
to sign over her chidren to the state
it is expected blood tests will be made
to determine whether there is an ac
tual racial difference between the
two children aside from the variant
Denver physicians, scientists and
child-life experts are deeply puzzled
by the twins and are searching an
cient and modern works on obstetrics
and" childbirth for parallel cases.
Science knows of one other expla
nation other than that the boy re
sembles the father and the girl the
mother. This explanation is "ata
vism," or reversion to earlier species,
but Dr. T. Mitchell Burns, obsterical
authority, declares it is exceedingly
unlikely in this case.
Assuming that there is one father,
physicians say that most probably
the characteristics of the two races
have been distributed between the
two children, instead of being com
bined in the children, as is the usual
Then comes the question: Shall
the state keep trace of the oddly as
sorted twins throughout their life, to
trace possible return of the negro
type to the girl or ascendance of the
Caucasian type in the boy? Or when
they reach childhood shall they be
permitted to enter the wide world
with the knowledge of their relation
ship, or without that knowledge the
girl to live as a white woman and
the twin brother as a negro.
Scientists assert that should the
latter come to pass and the girl, who
shows every sign of Caucasian pa
rentage, marry a white man, this
girl's children might be negroes, with
every mark of the Ethopian race.
If the children grow up knowing
the relationship exists, but unaware
of the other's identity
What will be this negro's attitude
toward the white women he sees,
knowing as he will that any one of
them might be his own sister?
Will Elizabeth Owen, knowing she
has a negro brother, be antagonized
by the entire black race?
Will she dare marry a white man?
Will she, fear to marry a negro?
No novelist ever dreamed of the
limitless complications that all
through their life will follow Denver's
"babies of mystery" the most re
markabe children in the world!
"CORSET COAT" FOR GIRL WHO
She ISN'T a little tin soldieress,
though she is so prim and straight
She's a fashionable young person
who rides often in the park.
Her togs are the newest the cor
set coat, baggy breeches and boots
that climb knee high prove she's a
stretch or two ahead of everyday fa
shions. The black broadcloth coat is piped
with white taffeta. The breeches are
broadcloth and white.