expected to be there, because part
of the program is to be speeches
explaining why suffragettes
"break windows, which will be
some explaining. -
Six thousand police have been
detailed to keep sorder at that
meetingand at that some of the
policemen detailed have become
suddenly afflicted with illness
and begged to be relieved from
The London policeman would
just about as soon let a bunch of
anarchists-use him as an experi
mental target for boftibs as keep
order at a big suffragette rally.
What are we going to do with
If any one can give JPremier
Asquith a satisfactory answer to
this, which does not include de
porting 'the suffragettes to
Tsmania or giving them the bal
lot, he'll be made a knigh of the
WOMEN SHOULDN'T READ
THIS LITTLE ITEM
" Pittsburgh, March 4. Women
are requested to keep their eyes
off Ihis story. It isn't for them,
and their men folks Have trouble
enough without having this cast
up to them.
It was Miss Ruth Poyntz, ex
pert corset fitter.of. Chicago, who
started the thing. In a lecture
here, shesard that men of fashion
throughout the country are grad
ually beginningto wear corsets
Several Pittsburgh men indig
nantly denied the imputation.
They didri't wear corsets, they
said. Furthermore they would
not thihk of doing such a thing. 3
'Miss Poyntz immediately chal
lenged them to prove it. -The
men blushed, wiggled about" in
their seats, and finally, one and
all, had immediate calls to go
"See?" asked Miss Poyntz tr(7
umphantlv. "It's true. Men are
beginning io wear corsets. It's
nothing for them to be ashamed
of. Why shouldn't 'men, as well
as women, keep their forms by
wearing corsets, Fd like to know?
"The only wrong thing about
it, is that' the mea are trying to
hide it?" That is very wicked of
them." I have quite a number of
men customers in Chicago, who
have made me promise never,
under 'any circumstances, to let
anyone know that they wear cor
sets.., "What are they ashamed of? I
can'tsee it. They have a. perfect
right to wear corsets."
No Half Day Ties for Him.
The Bucolic Customer Young
Man, I wants a dark gray tie.
The Shop Assistant Yessir
for half mounrlhg?
The Bucolic Customer 'Aef
morhin' be blowed! Wen I puts
on a tie I puts it on for the day.
Typewriter women up in Wash
ington are not "mechanics," says
a wise judge of that state; hence
the eight-hour law, intended to
protect 'all women there, doesn't
do the work. Which'll you
choose, girls be called a "me
chanic" or work longer hours?
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