Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 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
ANOTHER OF THOSE FALSE REPORTS
Candor and public duty require the sad announcement that there's
some lying about women's new styles of dress. - Here's a story from Greeley,
Col., that illustrates:
Chief of Police Logan was out promenading the other fine evening
when. he saw Miss Lois Rezan, also promenading, in the latest dress model
from Paris and all the fellows were a looking and a looking, just as inno
cent little Miss Lois knew they would.
"Young lady," said Chief Logan, "you run home andput on some more
clothes!" She plead with him and showed that her dress was not cut too
high at the bottom or too low at the top,, but he only said: "Yes, but there's
nothing under it Rim along now. We don't want any 'September Morns'
in Greeley." She obeyed.
"It's getting worse," said the chief. "They can't walk these streets
tightly wrapped in a silk handkerchief and a haughty stare. I'll bet that
girl didn't have a pint of clothes on her. Yes, sir, a pint. That's the way
to measure 'em. Besides, you could see through it"
This story is false, obviously,- and we are charmed to do Greeley a
favor by so pronouncing it. In the first place, the latest Paris models don't
reach Greeley until they're old enough to grow a beard. In the next place,
there's no living man who could tell whether that charming Greeley misa
had on a pint of clothes or a gallon. And to admit that Mr. Logan saw
through it would be ridiculous.
What stirred the chief, probably, was one of these quite common but
in no sense "the latest" tight costumes which require the dear women to
step across a street car track by lying down and rolling over. The really
latest is not so diaphanous, but youH think it measures a bushel when you
pome to pay for it, all right.
THAT AWFUL MOMENT
I HunD TViS
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
It is typical of Celestials, that al
though the art of printing was known
to them thousands of years before it
was even thought of in the West, in
many parts of Thibet the Buddhist
monks still print in the manner
which has been handed down from
generation to generation. Movable
type is not used, and for everyTiew
book an entirely new block has to be
made, each page being carved upon a
solid block of wood. These blocks
are about two feet long and six inches
wide, the resulting book being of
course the same size. Somewhat un
wieldy from a Western point of view.
The printing press consists of a huge
stone which has to be raised and low
ered by hand as each sheet is printed.
It is highly probable that the Thib
etian will be content to turn out
books in the same way until the end
of the world.