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The San Francisco Sunday Call
MORE "SQUABS" SEE; ALSO FRONT PACE THEY got on the car at the foot of Powell street, the gentleman who belongs here and his, guest, the gentleman fr,om the east. As the cat took; the/ turntable they /could look ' out into ; Market street from thcii _,. seats on the dummy. -o ""Wonderful town, .mused the gentleman from the east. , "What impresses you most?" asked the gentleman who belongs' here. "Your squabs." "Their numbers -or their• clothes?" ,-■■ , - ; "Their numbers and their clothes and their beauty," answered the gentle man from east. /;- v ■ /•', - . ■ -/;^v/./' /; "Don't they have 'em just like this in New York, in Chicago, in Phila delphia, in every big 'American city?" Z /'/ "Believe 4 me, they don't have 'em like this -anywhere else in the world." * * * "'• The squab is .dependent/not so much upon her age as upon her dresj maker. Theoretically ; she is 17,* but the < tricks of the • dress maker's trade may keep a subject in the squab class long after she is 17, may.keep her squabbish until she is—well, not, of course, until she's 71. * * ■"/ *. ~ It> r has been remarked / that the; squab owes her first debt /to/the dress maker. It can hardly be denied; that her; second debt of gratitude is to the milliner/ Accepting her stockings as something we may; not comment upon, / the squab's final debt is" to the designer of her shoes. / / There never- was a smarter/ensemble/effect;/; It's all so simple; maybe //that's why 1 it's so effective// /It" has' been said "that / the* woman hater and the man who never takes notice/vanished utterly when the squab came to Market street. Saucy or jaunty top piece, long or medium coat, short skirthard to; get it too short —pumps or high ' tan i shoes, .. and f stockings that make the brevity of the skirt an everlasting joy to any eye but a blind one": .. /» : * The suit that the! squab; wears is probably/the inspiration of that feminine; expression, "my little gray suit,'' or, "my - little brown > suit," or whatever color the "little*suit" happens" to/ be. The /suit is . little because there is no super fluous cloth in any of its dimensions. And; with skirt "fitting .somewhat: snugly; of / course one/ could / not ;be ; expected to -attract attention by , wearft>g' too many layers beneath it. /" .-. • ' / /-; — ■ /' / :; Jaunty, saucy squab! You the joy of 'Market/street, the pride of Sajj Francisco —pretty nearly the wonder /of v the world. ; / " > * • '. m In order that none may mistake s her,/ that no searcher may fair to find her, the following detailed information concerning this rarest and most fre quent of all birds of song or plumage is set down for your guidance: /;// < The squab's' true name is— Legion. The squab's San Francisco address is— I And how does' the base deceiver' deceive?' '.'-, -,/ "r % —-' The squab's height is— Deceptive, but just about right. The squab's waist measures— Ah, happy the fellow who may find out for himself! The squab's complexion is— Pretty much her own. The squab's beauty is— Undeniable. The squab's purpose in life seems to be — To deceive. And how does' the base deceiver deceive? By bewildering us until we get to babbling that heaven is Market Street and Market street is. heaven,!, i * . ;■■.-.. .