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WHEREIN OUR FEUDAL LORDS DIFFER- FROM
THE BOURBONS OFFRANCE
If it weren't so serious, this habit of a certain rather antique type of
mill owner to threaten labor with wage cuts whenever tariff legislation
doesn't go to suit him would be quite ludricous. It is so naively feudal.
"It is MY mill," the man's mind runs. "Its purpose is to enrich and
aggrandize ME. t When I will, therefore, I can inflict suffering on the com
munity, teach jmruly voters a lesson, make others carry the burdens of my
business while I monopolize most of the benefits and if the 85 per cent don't
like it, let them learn not to interfere with MY ideas of what tariff legislation
.The humorous thing about this supremely selfish ioint of view is that
for more than two generations the 85 per cent accepted it without question
and actually ate out of the big man's hand.
He cannot jbow understand whythe old deference should not be con
tinued. He attributes the change to public stupidity. He itches to teach
the dolts what's what.
The nobles of France were that way toward the peasants, the "canaille."
They were wholly honest in the belief .that the earth and its fatness existed
by divine order for THEMSELVES ana that any interference with that ar
rangement was a profanation, a kind of treason to the Almighty.
There is this difference, fortunately, between the Bourbons of France";
and our feudal lords of industry. Sonje, indeed many, of our chieftains see
the drift of the times, and, if not enthusiastic about it, are at least prudent
enough not to get in its way.
There is not the class compactness that there was among the French
nobility. Only a few will stand out until the umbrif backs upta hustle them
off to the guillotine.
Don't be too harsh with these few, for, remember, we have all helped
to fashion them.
OF INTEREST TO WOMEN
Modern millinery in its quest for
originality presses into service all
sorts of materials, and the latest is
cork. Strange looking flowers and
medallions in all manner of colorings
adorn the new headgear and when
closely inspected, the material used
for these trimmings is found to be
cork. The trimming, besides being
cheap, has the further advantage of
being light in weight, a very neces
sary thing in these days.
Although some women of the pres
ent day seem to glory in freak hat
trimmings, such as monkey skin, sea
weed, bath towelling, young carrots,
etc., modern millinery is mild com
pared to what was considered "the
thing" not very long ago.
In the reign of George m. head
dressing reached an extravagance of
folly passing all that had come be
fore it and has been seen since.
Hair kneaded with pomatum and
flour was drawn up over a cushion of
wool, and twisted into cnrls and
knots and decorated with bows and
ribbon, huge feathers and chains of
beads, while ships in full sail, coaches
and horses and butterflies in blown
glass, rocked upon the heights.
Loose mob-caps, however, were worn
in undress, often as simple as the full
dress was fantastic.
After reaching the age of one
month, children dgrive much benefit
from sleeping outdoors in the day
time. This should be encourage'd
when weather will permit. In the
summer time baby may start thi3