WOMEN: A First

Deprived of the distinction that goes with titles of nobility, the inhabitants of republics take avidly to the distinction which comes of establishing records and precedents. We have the man who has eaten the greatest number of peanuts, and the man who has eaten the greatest number of salted peanuts, and the man who has eaten the greatest number of peanuts and salted almonds mixed. Similarly we have a large crop of "first women"—the first woman street car conductor, the first woman iceman, the first woman judge.

Yet it is, perhaps, worthwhile...

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