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Who delight in the ultra. For the.
more conservative, plain black-and-white
patterns in hair are preferably
Wigs of this style come in checks',
stripes and plaid's. Polka-dots are af
fected by some, but the dilettantes in
dress consider them extremely bour-
geois, suggesting, as they do, dusting
caps and aprons:
For the theater, the best style of
cpiffure is a soft black-and.-white
plaid. Managers have banned loud
checks,, claiming that they spoil the
accoustics of the house.
THE PLUMED POLTROONS OF PRIVILEGE
We used to call these citizen-soldier boys "lady killers" and smile.
The smile is now a sob. A sob in' Colorado, where women and chil
dren are ridden down and sabered jby mounted militiamen..
We 'taught our "gallant" citizenrsoldier the art of war. We put on him
the uniform of force. We gave him the weapons of death.
Then we turned him over to greed to act s policeman for privilege, to
shoot down the wages of the oppressed.
In 15 years the only call for our state militia has been in "labor wars,"
and m the end these soldiers have not only turned against the workers.
That was natural to expect, perhaps, because that appears to be the job of
the citizen-soldier. But they have also turned against the wives and daugh
ters and bairns of the workers and in a civilized land, under orders of thein
officers, have changed themselves into cruel, savage brutes.
Our newest lesson comes from Colorado. Down the streets rode these
American Cossacks who but yesterday looked at service in the state militia
as a joke, a diversion from the monotony of work. They saw only the gut
ter of gold lace, the flash of bayonets in parade, the smiles that the fair gave
to the brave.
Today they hate and lust for blood and the cruelty of power nerves
The "lady killer" who won with smiles, who attracted by his plumage,
has become real. ,
x The sons of women, taught in the profession of. war, garbed in the uni
form of force, now war upon women hungry, needy, desperate women
hungry, ill-clad shivering little children.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The action of a Missouri minister
who recently censured one of his
congregation for going to sleep dur
ing the sermon reminds me of the
experience of Sir Guy Fleetwood Wil
son, in making his first budget state
ment before the Calcutta, India,
council. Sir Guy blames it on the
climate which he says has much to
do with the amount or sleep a man
requires. In India -sleep overtakes
people at the most unexpected mo
ments. On the occasion in question, the
room was abnormally hot and , close
i when Sir Guy got up to read. Partly
due to the heat of a Calcutta sum
mer day and partly to weariness at
the length of the report, one by one,
every single member of the council
dropped off into a deep sleep. Fin
ally, Sir Guy says, he himself actually
fell asleep in the course of the deliv
ery of his statement. This surpasses
the feat of the late Duke of Devon
shire who paused' in the middle of
his maiden speech in Parliament to
"Truth is stranger than fiction,"
quoted the Wise Guy. "That is mere
ly because we are not so well, ac
quainted with it," replied the Simple.