Though now protected, the Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), was hunted extensively in Miles' day for the long graceful plumes on its back. These plumes, part of the adult bird's nuptial display, only appear during the breeding- times; for each adult killed, plume-hunters often left 3-5 unprotected nestlings to die. A brief item in the woman's page derides the trend:"When you see a woman with a skirt so tight she can hardly walk, with a hat trimmed with a long spike feather, with heels three inches high, with layers of cosmetics on her face, you do not see a victim of fashion, but a victim of her own poor taste and vanity" (4/2/14:6).