Jan. 23, 1908 (Thursday)
WHO KNOWS WHICH NOSE CAUSES WOES? This illustration is part of an advertisement designed to encourage women to seek a "perfect" nose. It's unclear if this is supposed to be a before-and-after image or a sampling of two perfectly decent noses. In either case, The John H. Woodbury Dermatological Institute of New York City claims to have the ability to help a woman with any "featural defect or facial blemish which noticeably detracts from your personal appearance."
The advertisement hints at some legal squabbles that lie in the company's future -- as companies vied for the ability to use the Woodbury name. The ad says The Woodbury Institute patrons are cautioned not to confound the Woodbury Institute with imitators operating under similar sounding names."
BRITISH SUFFRAGIST RETURNS FROM U.S. VISIT AND SAYS SOME RICH AMERICAN WOMEN ARE "HORRID": Anne Cobden-Sanderson (right) talked with a writer for The New York Times when she arrived in Britain following a visit in this country. She said yesterday that the efforts to bring about women's suffrage in the U.S. is being hurt badly by two groups of people. One, she said, is "chivalrous men." She explains: "These namby-pamby men think it impolite to dispute a woman's statement, and say they will not keep the women from getting the vote -- they can get it if they want it." Clearly, she's looking for allies in the fight -- or any kind of fight at all from the men.
Then she mentioned the other group: "But the horrid rich American women say they already have all they want and have so far retarded the movement in the East."
She adds that many of these women want to restrict the vote to American-born citizens.
CORNELL BACKS ITS FEMALE DEBATE-TEAM MEMBER: The protest from Columbia debate team has been received at Cornell. Officials at the school say they have upheld the right of Elizabeth Cook to be on the team. The Cornellians say the rules of neither Cornell nor the "Triangular League" (Cornell, Columbia, Pennsylvania) are being violated by the presence of a woman on the team.
POLICE NAB THE FIRST VIOLATOR OF NEW YORK'S NO-PUBLIC-SMOKING-BY-WOMEN LAW: About 1:20 a.m. today, Patrolman Stern lived up to his name when he spotted a woman strike a match against the wall of a house in the Bowery and use the flame to LIGHT A CIGARETTE. According to an article in today's New York Times, Stern rushed over and confronted the woman -- and made the first arrest under the city's day-old, so-called Sullivan Law. Here's the exchange between Stern and the woman -- 29-year-old Katie Mulcahey:
"Madam, you mustn't. What would Alderman Sullivan say?"
"But I am, and I don't know."
Stern hauled her into night court. Katie further explained herself to Magistrate Kernochan (the Times spells it "Kernochian".): "I've got as much right to smoke as you have. I never heard of this new law, and I don't want to hear about it. No man shall dictate to me."
Well, Kernochan dictated to her -- to the tune of fining her $5.
The Times noted, "She went to her cell, carrying her package of cigarettes."