|Diane's Antique Book Collection|
TRAVELERS AND TRAVELING
Selfishness of Ladies.- Ladies in traveling should scrupulously avoid monopolizing, to the exclusion of others, whatever conveniences are provided for their use. Mr. Pullman, the inventor of the palace car, was asked why there were not locks or bolts upon the ladies’ dressing rooms. He replied that “If these were furnished, but two or three ladies in sleeping cars would be able to avail themselves of the conveniences, for these would lock themselves in and perform their toilette at their leisure.
This sounds like satire upon our American ladies, but we fear it is true.
Wells, A. M., Richard A., MANNERS, CULTURE AND DRESS, Massachusetts, King, Richardson & Company Publishers, 1893