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PHOTOGRAPH FROM PRESS ILLUSTRATING SERVICE
MISS JEANNETTE RANKIN, OF MONTANA, THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED

TO SERVE IN CONGRESS
Miss Rankin is a graduate of the University of Montana and of the School of Philanthropy of New York City.
In an interview she is reported to have said: “I am deeply conscious of my responsibility as the first roman

o sit in Congress. I will represent not only the women of Montana but also the women of the country".

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A FRENCH GENERAL DECORATING SISTERS OF CHARITY The antagonism of former years between the French authorities and the Church seems to be disappearing in these days, when the heroic service of men and women devoted to religion is winning the highest

secular honors, as shown in the above picture

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CENTENARIAN NEGROES, BORN IN SLAVERY The fifty-fourth Reunion Convention, recently held in Washington, brought together many Negroes who were born in slavery. A notable trio of these ex-slaves is shown in the above photograph. They are, with their reputed ages (from left to right), Louis Martin, 100 years old, born in King and Queen County, Virginia; Martha Elizabeth Banks, 104 years old,

born in the same county in Virginia; Amy Ware, 103 years old, born in King George County, Virginia

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FLOWER SHOW AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, NEW YORK
This is a view of one of those wonderful exhibits of flowers, grown by private owners, which make the ordinary flower grower despair. The exhibition was given

under the auspices of the well-known Horticultural Society of New York. See editorial comment on another page PHOTOGRAPH BY UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

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"ONLY A FREIGHT-CAR WRECK”
The indifference of the public, as reflected in the newspapers, to the loss of life in freight-car-accidents is strikingly illustrated by the meager accounts in the New
York dailies of the wreck shown in the above picture. Yet in this accident seven men were killed and several injured, with an estimated property loss of $100,000,
Defective air-brakes are given as the cause of the accident, with possibly a too heavy train as a contributing cause. The train, composed of sixty cars loaded with
steel and iron billets, got beyond control near Altoona, Pennsylvania, and crashed into four locomotives coupled together. The result was the destruction of five

locomotives and forty-seven cars, while the victims were buried beneath the wreckage, which took fire

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