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PLAN SOCIAL EVENTS
Program for Daughters of
Confederacy Convention.
RECEPTION AT LIBRARY
Mrs. Butler to Dine the President
and Other Officers.
ANNAPOLIS WILL BE VISITED
Trip to Be Made to Mount Vernon.
Members of Entertainment
Committee.
Announcement lias been made of the
completed social program for the con
vention of the I'nlted Daughters of the
Confederacy, to be held in this city No
vember 11 to 1?>.
On Monday night. November 11. the
delegates will be given a reception at the
Congressional Library by the Southern
Relief Society. Tuesday night will be
observed as "welcome night." On Wed
nesday Mr;-'. Matthew T. Scott, presi
dent general of the I). A. R., will give a
luncheon to the president general and
general officers of the organization at
? 'ontinenta! Memorial Hall. At 7 o'clock
that evening Mrs. Marlon M. Butler will
dine the president and general officers.
This will b? followed by a reception at
the New Willard from !> till 11 o'clock
to meet the president general and gen
eral officers.
Thursday afternoon the delegates will
be received by President Taft at -
o'clock. The remainder of the afternoon
?*\ i 11 be devoted to private teas, to be
given bv Mrs. Marion Butler. District
president: Mrs. S. A. Willis. Miss Bristol,
Miss Harriet S. Turner, Mrs. Phoebe H.
Seabrook and Mrs. Benjamin Micou.
Visit to Naval Academy.
The following day at 10 o'clock a trip
will be made to Annapolis, where Gov.
Goldsborough wiy receive the delegates,
l uncheon will be provided at Carvel Hall
by the Maryland state division. The
afternoon will be devoted to inspection of
tlie Naval Academy. Friday night the
delegates will be received by Camp No.
171 at Confederate Memorial Hall.
At 11 o'clock Saturday morning the
delegates will go to Mount Vernon, and
'hat night they will be received by the
Mississippi Society. Sunday the delegates
will make a trip to Alexandria to attend
services at Old Christ Church.
Entertainment Committee.
The entertainment committee is com
posed of:
Mrs. R. H. Bocock. chairman; Mrs.
Maud Howell Smith, vice chairman: Miss
Mary Ambler. Mrs. Robert Bowie. An
napolis, Md.: Mrs. J. C. Boyd, the Misses
B >vce. Mrs. Cone. Mrs. Maurice L. Crox
all. Mrs. Jonn D. P. Douw, Annapolis,
Md.; Mrs. Rozier Dulany, Mrs. William
F. Dennis. Miss Jessie Dell, Mrs. James
Kllerson. Miss Glorina Gordon, Mrs. R.
H. Goldsborough. Mrs. Monte Griffith,
Mrs. Martha Gielow, Mrs. Hoes, Mrs.
Burton Harrison. Mrs. Walter Harshman,
Annapolis. Md.: Miss Caroline Harold.
Mrs. Charles D. Howry, Mrs. Kate Kear
ney Henry. Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, Mrs.
Hardin, Miss Virginia Jones, Mrs. Ben
jamin Logie. Mrs. Horace H. Lurton, Mrs.
Lindsay Lomax, Mrs. Andrew Lipscomb,
Mrs. Francis B. Moran. Mrs. Louis Mar
shall, Mrs. Joseph P. Minetree, Miss Vir
ginia Miller. Mrs. Edward S. Munford.
Mrs. Benjamin Micou, Mrs. N. O. Mes
senger. Mrs. B. Northrup. Mrs. Ross
Perry, Mrs. Campbell Pryor, Mrs. Walter
Peter, Mrs. Patten, Mrs. Fannie Ricks,
Mrs. Phillip Ryan, Mrs. John Ritchie,
Mrs. Lee Robinson, Mrs. Harry Rust,
Mrs. A. L Staveley. Mrs. Snowden, Mrs.
Slayden, Mrs Shands, Mrs. W. A. Smoot.
Alexandria. Va.; Mrs. C. C. Tucker, Mrs.
flannis Taylor, Mrs. Tully Vaughan, Mrs.
Henry Vann, Mrs. Waller, Mrs. John
Sharpe Williams, Mrs. Guy Whiting, Mrs.
Birdie Washington.
THE ARGENTINE CENTENARY.
Enterprising South America Re
public Celebrates Next Year.
l ri>m the New York Sun.
For the people of this country there is
a real as well as a sentimental interest
in the centenary the Argentine Republic
is to celebrate next year. Nowhere else
in the world have the ideas promulgated
in the Constitution of the United States
been more faithfully copied, and nowhere
else in the world is there a nation which
'in the past fifty years has risen more
rapidly to commercial prosperity or na
tional greatness than has Argentina.
Of the growth of Buenos Aires every
new traveler supplies additional testi
mony. Its grot's, its parks, its transcon
tinental railroads, its docks, its popula
tion, is now rising to a million and a
half, which will make it perhaps tomor
row dispute with Paris the title of the
first Latin city in the world, as it has
already distanced Rome. Naples and Mad
rid for second place?these have already
become the common coin of every con
sular anil commercial report.
Yet it is only by an occasional citation
of facts that a real measure of Argentine
progress is supplied. With an area a
tliird as large as Canada, it has today a
greater population, it exports more and it
imports hut little less than the Dominion.
Of the 7.<"?i,u*j population which the last
?ensus disclosed, not less than 4,000,<J<:0
represent the survivors of the descendants
of the -I.OuO.ujo Europeans, half of them
Ttalian and a quarter Spanish, who have
emigrated to this southern republic in
the past half century.
The Argentine Republic had its origin
in the consequences of the Napoleonic in
vasion of Spain. While still a loyal col
ony. its inhabitants captured one British
army and defeated another. The 25th of
May. 181??. which Argentines still cele
brate as u national birthday, saw the
formation of that junta which superseded
the government of a Spanish viceroy,
and from then until 1822 Argentina played
an honorable and conspicuous role in the
battles of South America, the contests
of Peru, Chile and other Spanish colonies
for liberty.
If the earlier years of Argentine his
tory were marked by revolution and dis
order. the influx of Spanish. French and
Italians land Argentina has steadily at
ti acted the best class of Latin emigra
tion" has wholly changed the conditions.
Even the disagreement with '""bile, its
rival in politics as well as progress, has
at last l>een settled pacifically, and today
one completed transcontinental railway
and one shortly to he completed indicate
the growing commercial solidarity of these
two progressive South American coun
tries.
It will be a fortunate thing if the com
ing celebration shall open the way to a
closer relation between the Cnited States
and the great South American republic
which will then observe the anniversary
?-f its first century of independence,
l'espite the ties of race, language and
religion which bind the .Argentines to
Europe, there is certainly in similar con
stitutions and similar Ideals of an inde
pendent America a basis for greater sym
pathy, closer commercial relations and
better knowledge of each other lor the
Fnited Stat?^ and the Argentine Republic.
Bombardier Wells Coming Back.
NEW YORK, November 2.?Bombardier
Wells, England's heavyweight champion,
has announced tvhat he is to sail in a
week or two for this country. He hopes
to be able to strengthen the impression
followers of boxing on this side of the
water have of his prowess, and, of course,
gather in some money. When he makes
his reappearance here he will tin'* plenty
of work to do, provided he does not de
mand more than his services are worth.
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Scene at Lnndeok (Tyrol) which 1m to be Meen on the opeclal trip* over the Aantrlon empire.
Plans Are Made for Excursions
for Benefit of American
Tourists.
With the view of conducting many ex
cursions through Austria for American
tourists, the Canadian Pacific, railroad
has arranged with the Austrian state
railways to run special trains of cars
of American design over the empire. The
service was started last August and met
with so much success that new cars of
the designs used by the Canadian rail
road are now being constructed in Aus
tria and will be ready for the spring
travel.
Not only are the cars modern in every
detail, but special observation features
will he found. At first there will be
three itineraries?Vienna to Innsbruck;
Innsbruck to Buchs. and Salzburg to
Trieste. On each route various interven
ing cities and points of interest will be
visited. It is said the plan of the Ameri
can railroad has met with much ap
proval in Austria, with the result that
many of the cities are trying to have
themselves put on the new railroad map.
The American tourists who, last Au
gust. toured Austria in American style
were entertained by municipal officials
and various civic organizations. They
took the Vienna-Innsbruck trip. In Vi
enna they breakfasted at the Kursalon,
lunched in the Rathaus and had tea in
Schlossrestaurant Kobenzl. At the Rat
haus they met many public men, promi
nent in the official life of the Austilan
capital.
Visited Many Cities.
Much time was spent in automobile
tours of the city, accompanied by guides,
who explained the various points of
interest. In the evening the visitors at
tended a play at the Kaisergarten. Other
cities visited included Melk, Spitz, Salz
burg, Viliach, Trieste. Kl^genfur and
Innsbruck. Part of the journey was made
by boat. Returning to London to em
bark for the United States and Canada,
some of the tourists visited Boulogne,
while others went via Strassburg, Brus
sels and Ostend.
In the Hungarian parliament interested
members have urged that the Austrian
state railways arrange that the visitors
come to Budapest.
According to officials of the Canadian
Pacitic railroad, Austria was the country
chosen because it is said that it offers
more of interest to Americans, but, ow
ing to various difficulties of transporta
tion, has not been visited as much as
some other European countries. The
company has issued a beautiful illus
trated book describing the country, espe
cially the points to be visited.
Full information regarding the trip
may be obtained from any Canadian Pa
cific railroad office.
OLD AGE A DISEASE?
Speculation on Preserving Body
From Unfriendly Bacteria.
From the London Mornin; Post.
Many conjectures have followed Metch
nikoff's fantastic speculation that old age
is merely a disease, due to the invasion
of a bacillus, and that if this unfriendly I
micro-organism could but be ext irpated |
life might be prolonged, if not indefinitely,
then at least considerably. Most physiol
ogists reject any such idea, and believe
that living cells, living tissues and living
organs having done their work, having
undergone, or having effected, a certain
number of transformations, can do no
more; and. in a word, that death is a
function of life. Some have suggested,
however, that if the body could be ster
ilized of its bacteria, as Cohendy, a
French biologist, has sterilized chicks,
and could be preserved from their ad
vances. and if, furthermore, the pro
cesses of life could be slowed, then it
might he possible to preserve an indi
vidual for some years in a state of sus
pended animation. The idea is. of course,
as old as Indian legend, and depends for
its pra?-ti<-al realization on methods which
we do not at present possess of steriliz
ing and preserving the body, as well as
of suspending and of restoring its activ
ities at will. Moreover, the prospect of
being sterilized and sea.'ed up in paraffin
wax (for example) till year 3X>0 A.D.
would not. except as a scientific experi
ment, appeal very strongly to those who
have business interests or social interests
in the year 1!?1-?besides the risk.
But tiie possibility of making the ex
periment is recalled by some investiga
tions mentioned in a lecture by Dr. Marie
Phisalix to the Paris Museum of Natural
History on the poisons of the toad. One
of these poisons seems to be connected,
according to Mme. Phisalix, with the
power of abstaining from food for long
periods of time?a power which is cer
tainly possessed by the toad, and which
is associated with legends of the dis
covery of toads inclosed in trees or even
blocks of stones. Several other traditions
concerning the toad were shown by the
lecturer to have some foundation. For
example, the ??poison" in the skin glands
of the toad is said to have the same
effect as digitalis?that is to say, it is, in
suitable doses, a heart tonic. The simi
lar secretion in the salamander has an
action like that of strychnine. In both
these creatures there are two kinds of
poisons?the poison of the mucous glands,
which forms in some species of toads a
drug more powerful to cause sneezing
than any known, and that of the large
glands of the back, or poison glands
properly so-called. The "toad poison"
from these if administered to cats or
dogs in sufficient quantity causes diffi
culty of breathing and sickness. The
salamander poison is more dangerous and
produces convulsions and death. Mme.
Phisalix says that the presence of these
poisons in the animals secreting them
confers immunity against snake bite.
High Schoof Foot Ball Teams
Forced to Drop Some.
BEHIND IN THEIR STUDIES
McKinley Manual Training Loses
Five, While Others Also Suffer
More or Less.
Raw and presumably unconditioned
men will have to uphold high school hon
ors on the foot ball field, if the teams
play under the rules and drop the stu
dents who have been held ineligible un
der the faculty advisory marks. Five men
were dropped from the McKinley Man
ual Training School team Friday be
cause the faculty decided they had fallen
behind the proper marks in their school
work.
With this situation facing the school
officials, there is a silent war going on in
the high schools. Many members of the
faculties believe foot ball snould be abol
ished entirely from the school life, while
others are strongly in favor of it.
If a team from Manual Training School
meets Central High School on the grid
iron this w?ek, it will be a team of con
ditioned players, or no game will be
played, if the determination of Coach
Hecox Is carried out.
With players hurt in nearly every game
this season, high school foot ball people
understand thoroughly that one more
serious accident is likely to stop the
game entirely, and for that reason are
taking particular pains to make the
games as safe as possible, and to put
men in uniforms who will not be ex
hausted easily. ?
Others Also Lose Flayers.
McKinley Manual Training School is
not the only one of the high schools to
lose men through advisory marks. Prac
tically every other team in the scholas
tic circuit lost good players, who will
have to pay some slight attention to their
studies before they will be allowed to de
fend the honor of their school on the foot
ball field again.
It is very difficult to come up to both
athletic and scholastic requirements in
the high schools if coaches and faculty
live up to their ideals. The fact that
many Doys have to work until midnight
on their books, after having practiced
foot ball for two or three hours in the
afternoon, is regarded as decidedly bad
training for mind or body.
Coaches in the high schools know this
and have to face it the best they can.
In one of the high schools the accusation
is made against another big school that
scholastic requirements are winked at
during foot ball season, and that boys
are allowed to play on base ball and foot
ball teams who never get far enough to
take graduation examinations.
Grant in Hour of Victory.
Morris Schaff, In the Atlantic.
Well, Grant seated himself in front of
his tent, and what do you suppose he
talked about? The surrender, of course.
No, he turned to Ingalls and inquired:
"Ingalls. do you remember that old
white mule that So-and-so used to ride
when we were in the City of Mexico?"
"Why, perfectly:" exclaimed the diplo
matic Ingalls, one of the best poker play
ers of the old army, who, having to draw
suddenly on his wits (it is barely possible
that he had never even heard of the old
mule before), filled his hand as usual.
Ingalls was clever. I used to look at
him with a boy's keen interest. A man
of the world, true as steel to his friends,
and a most efficient officer.
Grant, until supper was ready, went on
recalling the antics of the long-eared
nimble-footed animal in those far-back
times; times and mule doubtless evoked
by his interview with Lee. His detached
naturalness and summer calm in this<
hour of victory I could not have believed
possible, had 1 not seen him *day after
day on the Held.
After supper, to the surprise and disap
pointment of his staff, who were looking
forward to witnessing the ceremonial sur
render, Grant announced that on the fol
lowing afternoon he should start for
Washington. He also expressed, with
customary informality, his conviction that
all the other Confederate armies would
now lay down their arms and that peace
would soon prevail. And thus, without
vainglory, before his campfire on that
knoll, where^now the asters and the bind
weed bloom. Grant ended the great day
when the sun of the Confederacy set, one
among the greatest days, I think, in the
annals of our country.
No One Should Go Hungry.
From the Atlantic.
The lesson of modern industrial history
has teen that an increase of one factor
ordinarily compels a more efficient rear
rangement of existing forces, and thus
secures a larger product. As long as the
supply of laborers augments in amount
and ill skill, as long as the motives oper
ate that lead to the accumulation of cap
ital by the foregoing of present for future
satisfaction, as long as the secret ener
gies of nature continue to be unearthed
and utilized, as long as captains of indus
try are evolved with gifted faculties of
leadership?so long will the total product
of industry increase in greater propor
tion than those whose wants it must sup
ply. This is true even as to primary
food. In the last fifteen years the popu
lation of the civilized world, excluding
China, has been increasing at the rate
of about 1 per cent a year, whereas the
average annual increase in the five great
cereals, wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley,
has been about 2.5 per cent. In other
words, production has increased two and
a half times as much as was necessary
to keep per capita consumption constant.
OF HER WHOLE FAMILY
Prosecuter Declares Mrs.
Lindloff Used Poison to Get
Their Insurance.
CHICAGO, November 2.?Mrs. Louisa
Lindloff. the seeress, concluded today
the submission of testimony to hear out
a prediction she professed to have read
in her magic crystal "ball of fate,"
that she would be freed of the charge
of murdering her flfteen-vear-old son
Arthur, for which she has been on trial
here this week.
The crystal gazer, maintaining- her in
nocence not only of this crime but of
the corrollary charges by the state that
she poisoned four others of her kin,
called to the witness stand several
chemists. They refuted testimony by
the state's experts, and upheld Mrs.
Lindloff's defense, that the poison
found in the bodies of her relatives was
taken in patent medicines, which the
victims used to combat a constitutional
disease.
Found No Evidence of Disease.
T he prosecution at once began intro
duction of rebuttal testimony.
Three physicians who attended the
Lindloff boy and two others of the fam
ily whose dt-atha the prosecutor had call
ed mysterious, in rebuttal, testified that
during their close examination of their
patients they made no discovery of the
disease Mrs. Lindloff swore they suffered
from.
J. H. Price, an insurance agent, said
the applications for insurance made by
Mrs. Lindloff for her son stated specific
ally that the applicant did not have the
ailment she said fen the witness stand he
had.
Some samples of medicine found in Mrs.
Lindloff's home were declared by the
physicians to have none of the mineral
poison in their composition.
"Wholesale Murder Engineer."
Attacking Mrs. L,indL bitterly. Assist
ant States Attorney Francis M. Lowes
characterized her as a "wholesale mur
der engineer."
He accused her rf having sent her
whole family into eternity that she might
profit through insurance. .
"And before her ?oy's body was cold,"
he added, "she sent her sweetheart to
an insurance office to obtain blanks so
that there would be no delay in delivery
of the money.
"She looked through her magic crystal
?ball of fate,' and she read in its depths
not the fate of her dupes, for she knew
that; but she found therein the computa
tion of her death profits, gleaned from the
demise of her own flesh and blood."
Mrs. Lindloff winced at the bitterness
of the prosecutor's denunciation and look
ed at her attorneys pleadingly. They tried
to engage her in conversation, but she
refused, sitting aghast at the severity of
the prosecutor's arraignment.
Causes Defendant to Weep.
"You have heard a great deal about
mineral poison and this, that and the
other medicine," he shouted- "I call your
attention to the combination of poison
and insurance, it was had medicine for all |
her kin."
Mrs. Lindloff then started to weep.
Attorney Guerin demanded a verdict of
acquittal for his client. "The state ridi
culed her story," lie said, "because they
could not disprove it"
The case is expected to reach the jury
Monday afternoon.
Daily Bath in Agra Jail.
From the Wide World Magazine.
One %of the humorous sights of India
is the daily bathing parade in a native
prison. In the one we witnessed were
youthful, habitual criminals, varying in
age from nine to fifteen years, taking
their daily dip at Agra jail. While the
governor watches proceedings from the
shade of a tree the prisoners, each man
fettered and carrying a bowl of beaten
brass or steel, are led out in double file
to a stone pavement, on ea:h side of
which runs a shallow trough of water.
At the command of a native warder bowls
are filled and waisicloths are washed. At
a second order the prisoners scoop water
over themselves and then sink smartly
to their haunches, one behind another,
in parallel lines. Again comes a snappy
order from the warder, and each man
begins vigorously to rub the hack of the
fellow in front of him. When the warder
judges the "massage" Is complete his
voice brings the two lines to a smart
right-about-face, still on their haunches,
and the vigorous rubbing begins again,
each man doing for his fellow what his
fellow did for him The process, while
comical, is a genuine illustr: tion of the
saying: "You scratch my hack and I'll
scratch yours." except, of course, to the
prisoners whose fate brings them to the
head or tail of the line, where they re
ceive only half the ' treatment" of their
follows.
Decorous Doings Abroad.
KroDi the Atlantic.
While tire unaccustomed ears of Europe
were shocked at the shrill cries from the
rival conventions at Chicago and Balti
more, there was equal turbulence in the
Italian parliament at Rome. There were
shouts and cat-calls and every sign of
uncontrollable violence. What are the
"reasons annexed" to all this uproar? 1
do not know. In Budapest such unparlia
mentary expressions as "swine," "liar,"
"thief'and "assassin" were freely used
In debate. An honorable member who had
been expelled for the use of too strong
language, returned to "shoot up" the
house. The chairman, after dodging
three shots, declared that he must posi
tively insist on better order.
In the German reichstag a member
threatens the kaiser with the fate of
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Beautiful New Models in Suits,
Dresses and Coats
The most attractive models of this season's styles are to
be seen in our present showing of Suits, Dresses and Coats
for women and misses. The assortment is better now than it
will be a little later, and the price on each garment is most
moderate.
Buy Here on a Charge Account
You have the privilege of a charge account here?arrang
ing the payments as suits you best. Small amounts weekly or
monthly will soon close the account.
Attractive New Serge Suits,
$27.98
Stylish Suits, in brown, navy blue and black all-wool
- \> serges. The coats are cut
away models, 34 inches
long, with collars trim
mec* *n braid, velvet
' strap across back of coat;
finished with silk crochet
buckles; front of coat fas
tened with silk frog and
two large crochet buttons;
satin lined, and four-gore
skirt, with side effect and
panel back; closing at side of back
Handsome Silk Charmeuse Dresses,
Beautiful "Charmeuse" Silk Dresses, in navy blue, brown,
taupe and black; waist has vest of white chiffon over satin, trim
med in white crystal buttons; Robespierre collar; long sleeves; turn
ed-back cuffs of white lace, edged with chiffon; directoire sash and
"pannier" skirt, with accordian-pleated bottom.
Long Black
* Caracul Coats,
Full Length, 54-inch Black Caracul Coats, semi-htted, with
wide shawl collar, and nicely lined throughout.
Misses' Kersey
Coats
Attractive Herringbone Kersey Coats, in navy blue, with red
collars, Copenhagen blue with tan collars, and gray with blue col
lars; have belts of self material, pitch pockets and are trimmed in
large, fancy buttons.
Charles I, if he does not speedily
mend his ways. He suggests as a fit im
perial residence the castle where the mad
King of Bavaria was alowed to exercise
his erratic energies without injury to the
commonwealth. At the mention of Charles
I the chamber was in an uproar, and
amid a tumult of angry voices the session
was brought to a close.
In Russia, unseemly clamor is kept
from the carefully guarded ears of the
czar. There art conspires with nature to
produce peace. We read of the czar's re
cent visited to his ancient capital. "The
police during the previous night fnade
three thousand arrests. The czar and
czarina drove through the city amid the
ringing of bells and with banners flying."
On reading this item the American
reader plucks up heart. If. during the
Chicago convention, the police had made
three thousand arrests the sessions
might have been as quiet as those of
the duma.
Modern languages Most in Favor.
From the Westmiuster Gazette.
The Mercure de France has been mak
ing some inquiries as to the respective
popularity of the various modern lan
guages in the schools of Europe, and it
finds that French is still far ahead of all
competitors. It says that in England
German finds less and less favor, and
that pupils who have any option in re
gard to a modern language always choose
French. In France, however, since 1870,
German has perhaps secured a preponder
ance over English in the Lycees. In Ger
many the study of French has progressed
to the detriment of English, but the gov
ernment lias intervened in order to de
velop the teaching of English, which it
regards as of great importance in com
mercial matters. Freuch )s now taught
in Italy more than ever before, but Ger
man is also gaining some ground, espe
cially in the north. In Spain French has
more pupils than any other foreign lan
guage, and English comes next.
Left-Handed Linguists.
From Harper's Weekly.
For the last twenty years systematic
attempts have been made to teach chil
dren to use both right and left hands
indiscriminately. But the results have
been amusingly unsatisfactory. The ex
planation apparently is that the power
of the hand is intimately associated with
the unfolding of the language sense and
that the cerebral centers which regulate
language are located on the left side
that is to say. in relation to the centers
which regulate the control of the right
hand and arm. The examination of thou
sands of human nkeletons has demon
strated that in all cases in which the
right arm is better developed than the
left there is evident a correspondingly
satisfactory development of the left side
of the brain. It follows that left-handed
persons must have less linguistic ability
than the right-handed and that children
obliged to use both hands indiscriminate
ly will have a diminished power of ready
speech and an ability markedly less in
learning and retaining languages.
Our Superior Girl Babies.
From the Chicago Record-Herald.
Girl babies are said to show a marked
superiority over boy babies at the health
contest in progress at the Iowa state
fair. Almost all the girls are bigger
and heavier than the boys, according to
the medical experts who have examined
them.
Yet within the last week a man in
Chicago to whom had been born a third
daughter committed suicide because of
that fact. Much fear was expressed in
the home of Mrs. John Jacob Astor
that her posthumous child might be a
girl, and the birth of a son brought re
joicing. It is evident that even though
girl babies are superior and daughters
have a better chance to develop along
natural lines today than they ever had
they are not so much desired in some
homes, of the rich and poor, as boys.
Why?
Perhaps because, in the case of the
poor, boys usually have a greater earn
ing power; perhaps, in the case of
the rich, because of the old idea that
man is the superior of the sexes or be
cause he will carry the family name.
But this is the age of woman's advance
ment, and the superiority shown by the
Iowa girl babies probably marks only
a beginning. As they grow into woman
hood those daughters of the Hawkeye
state may so far excel, in every way,
the present boy babies that no one will
ever again express a preference for a
boy.
The Dress Reformer's Cry.
From the New York Sun.
The dress reformer is abroad asain.
She rises now to declare that the present
style of gown, or frock. Is such that it
shows a woman's entire figure, with all
its defects, even to knock knees. She.
therefore, demands a reformation in
styles. She clamors for wide skirts and
general indeflniteness in lines. I>et us all
hope that she will fail to obtain the de
sire of her restless soul. Let us all en
deavor to convince her that the present
style of woman's frocks, when not over
done, is one of the most gracefufand be
coming that she has ever worn. The sim
ple lines of this present style are its
highest recommendation. The straight
fall of the skirt is something to admire.
It has something of the grace of the
classic drapery. It is only when the un
wise woman who always "goes the limit"
has her skirt cut so narrow that It
cramps the freedom of her stride that
the lamentable revelation of knock knees
takes place.
Every woman who is moved by the
cries of the dress reformers should get
out the daguerreotypes of her ancestors
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of the civil wat period and study them
closely. Surely those women won ad
miration from the male sex in spite of
the manner in which they garbed them
selves and not because of it. Collars,
sleeves, bosoms, waists and skirts nil
looked as if they had been cut out in the
dark and without patterns. Do not, love
ly woman, go back to those hideous
things! But there Is one detail of the
costume feminine which will admit of im
mediate improvement, and for a reason
precisely opposite to that offered by the
reformers. This detail does not disclose
too liberally, but on the contrary con
ceals altogether too much of the charms
of our partners in life. This detail is the
hat. When a beautiful, or even a tol
erably good-looking, woman puts on a
hat which slides down over her head till
it hides every bit of her glorious hair
and. proceeds onward till it covers her
eyes, and leaves only the lip of he.- nose
and her chin to be seen, she is guilty of
a public affront. Every man has a right
to enjoy the glory of the world in which
he lives, and the most glorious thing in
it is a beautiful, wholesome, clear-eyed
woman. Let the female of our species
reform her hat. l.et her wear something
which will show to its fullest advantage
the shape of her head, the color of her
hair, the light of her eyes and the sun
shine of her smile. She will tind for one
thing that mere man will readily forgive
her for modifying the present tight skirt
so that no more knock knees will be re
vealed.

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