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Burns, chairman and vice chairman
of the union, spent a good deal of
time in England with the militants.
And they believe in waging a lively
battle to secure the vote.
They make no secret of the fact
that they will determinedly fight the
persons or the party averse to the bill
which they are trying to get congress
The May 9 parade is expected to be
the largest suffrage demonstration
Washington has ever seen.
It will be headed by a cavalry sec
tion in which there are to be many
The parade proper will be made up
of numbers of divisions, each repre
senting a different class. For in
stance, the "Homemakers" will be
marshalled by Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley,
wife of the former head of the fed
eral bureau of chemistry. There will
be divisions for dentists, business
Tvomen, paper box factory girls, law
yers, writers, players and all the
other professions and occupations.
Miss Elsie Hill and Miss Doris
Stevens are members of the execu
tive committee of the Congressional
Union. Mrs. Donald Hooker, who is
also a member, has the chairmanship
of the finance committee.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THIMBLE?
In the days of England's "Merry
Monarch," women, and men too,
wore silver bells on their thumbs
thumb bells they called "them and
they wore them more for ornament
than use. Through careless pronun
ciation and misspelling the thumb
bells of the 16th century became
"thimbles" and in time they capie to
be worn on the middle finger as a pro
tection from the needle point when,
sewing. Sailors, as well as seam-'
stresses, wear thimbles or thummels,
as the seamen call them, but the sail
or's thimble is a ring rather than a
cap and it's grooved so as to piotect
his fingers trom the chafing ot the
rope when he climbs alott.
GETS SMALLEST DOC IN WORLD
Mrs. Malcolm Straus, wife of the
originator of the "Malcolm Straus
girl," has been presented with the
smallest dog in the world.
It is 14- months old and is 5'4 in
ches long. It is 4 inches high and
weighs -'4 of a pound.
Yahki, which is the name of the
canine, is an Egyptian poodle. She is
pure white, with clipped hair, and
looks exactly like art embryo French
Radium water as a medicinal bev
erage has. been introduced in Holland,
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