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who delight in the ultra. For the more conservative, plain black-and-white patterns in hair are preferable. Wigs of this style come in checks, stripes and plaids. Polka-dots are af fected by some, but the dilettantes in dress consider them extremely bour- -o- geols, suggesting, as they do, dusting caps and Aprons. For the theater, the best style of coiffure 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 by mounted militiamen. We taught our "gallant" citizen-soldier 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 as 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 in 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 their arms. The "lady killer" who won with smiles, who attracted' by his plumage, has beqome real. 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 of sleep a man requires. In India sleep overtakes people at the most unexpected m(K ments. On the occasion in question, the room was abnormally hot and close when Sir Quy got up to read. Partly due to the heat of v. 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, heliimself 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 yawn. . o GOOD REASON "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. Mug.