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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ___. Nearly One Thousand Women Helping Run Central Registry Canada's oro SMicr on DOWC GOOD WORK Ccn- Regbty. Hr Hint U. MUBPJCY. K CicadA'i women T ncluilljr tg run Con- A ftdlan WM- ralUr d'owa't 117 Almoit Uut It li w, Ik hM icy prjvllacft. run- nloc thfl pauntlrt of (he many prMAii. (Ipniry iriUuiii necuniary slnco Iho war toemn, thtfTvttmiiuiually termed to BO through of Canada's SlUlIJa DopnrE- mont, where In all a very fow short of thouJArul women aro employed, lo inipeet work, to In of and to conjecture upon their future poasJ- And of "red J want lo (hat wplonagti would Indeed ba difficult jpaatlme to ploy upon the mibrJi. authorities At the capital, to of Uio offTcea Is ab- joluttty ImnoOTlble'uaicas the author- ities hnow almoit In detail tho na- ture of the business upon which tho vliltor hti called. "And yet, withal, tntre a iplrlt of welcgmo to the projwviy accredited visitor. aJtogelher, 043 women employed'bi the 'department this composed of clerks for all kinds'of, .work, itenoffraphara and typbiuL; There are la the Record Office, SB In the Central Registry, 85 In 1he Separation Allowance ami As- fllgn'ed Pay Ilranch. 31 In iho blrtc tor of Con tracts Division, and 24 In Office. The stuff o( Bleno- Ktaplien for the Mlnleter, the Par- liamentary. Secretary, tho prtvnte the military atci 18, Tho, Bluff of alenopraphers for the Deputy Minister and the Assistant Doputy'Mlnlstcr Is a Is, and there aro alx typlfftfl In addition available for tho general %rork of tha department, under tho'supBrvialon of UiV'A ant Depiity Minister. In the -branch there are ten -women, employed; In the QuartennaateT-deneral'e, branch, eleven; In Director-General o1 Medical Services, alne; In the Dlrco- lor-Gorieral of Engineer DerVlcei and remaining', chiefly stenographers'.and'-' are dli- trthuted_ln the. different divisions.'-" The OntnJ Regutry J TIIHflrat branch I vliHed .WBJ Central oils Upon .which..all' olher re- volve. It situated lii -the 'Wooda Building, .wherein are blazoned on. shield and "sword and icnbbard, -Illu- minated} by unrecorded QIB pc la I many of the traditions of Canada's mjlllary achterementa. Registry toa. evolved. from an; about 'before ,tho war to a centre 'of.unceulqji indUBtn where 198 now- handle 'Canada's war hUHtneif.y. Of rtheaeY'SS agei, ranks, Btandards of 'education, hopes and uplratlons, to Bay. noth- ing of.acnleyiementf. In'handling1 all the" wrreipondftncft, going through ths Department. One may what'thai Icnpllei at the pr'eaenl time, jfn.en Canada has over men at-tho front concerning Whom -'compete rteortlii are compiled after thousands, mQliona of Betters have been" ax- 1 of which murt ba filed In Women Who HoM Important Poflti.m Central Refjirtry ALL hold poalUona ot In Tlegto- try, the branch of tlio at Ottaira. Itfl to' rltht, top row: TachcTeau, Mlts Ptarl Iteib- crtj Mlie Ruth CampitU, (ha GrahA.m, nJl of day stiff; bottom roir: Miia Mjuffarei McMurtrll, nlerht Htaff, Kirk by, day ettff, Franocfl Hrurlfl, nJjtit Ht An Unueua] Bgnnel for Wear Thla Summer OmO WucMrd znodfrl of hlact The crcrwn IB made of 'Sgrriln ribbon, flouihad uniquely with r- ame.il looking bow on top- The tihape IB oi moat un- ml In the junmier fashion Jl's onn of-the ha'js tbut Mil a ill docs not have to tuke great pains In putting on. SQO could put this hM on without a mirror and still be iure oho naa H on rlyht and pretty. about are handled. A3 Ihe files become 'B kaowri aa "dor- for current use, they are weeded, out and .stored away In a [ess coniniououa part of Ihe de- Apart from time- uUUwd to the last are never wasted. ID.' Iris rush of the day's busiest hours, thought la given to pa- triotic Wid used postage stamps are of tKem, to disposed of by a lical or- 1 far Uio Woflt.. of war of Russia Were the Hidden Forces .Behind the Great Muscovite "Evolution" Th'enMlrei TO obtain an'adequate Impression of the uuiioct'flfunendGUB'acti- vity of the.wotnpn Inithls ono must visit It, did, when they, aro all varloua poslj, It.might ba ip'ropos herci to com- ment upon Worn'.-by the ladles of Ono might 'such cd by blue Vei'e'one Lo revert to .tha "crroneblis bplnloo of flomV; of tlovcniment one "nilghc orj.y Ihe lineal or Dutfy powder bo said that the' central rcgtato' know how lo Htrjka'V tiappV medium. Thoy tbey-are', of anti- quated ara .women, and as for their; esta- bllshej. its tnith an eniflable A ataunch delaoder of my have, been forced to admit they .art; rathc-r ItKjuacJous at tlniea. .1 Was ['then'rathor surprised, agreeably of both the melodious hum "dcj tlio admetlmo fanilllar "expletive.' Words smites were Indulged Jn, bualness] always was" the pervaillnu iplrlt." It point dlstrihutlon of TMlI to irblnuicbei of the neBt. .VRowda ftn made la the de- partmwA- ererr nour and to of- flew la'oiber bnlldlnrs tnreo or four AatlVi lri Itaelf, a criteri- on of 0M Kith -which the corre- Ji handled In cenlreJ Ffe In re- A" BTurtry Imply, letters, 'mcmoraii- temporarily bound together- .nbject. demanding tho'atten- tkp Ulllllft Bepmrtmcnt has a file. -Brery aoldJer. In tho Canadian i.nio.--' After letlero'con- ctTatrjjr4them ,paw through ,tho und-niled In central rcfrlBJ fllM such tlmo as they are needed for for addl- cbrreapo'ndence la In'dQKcd ac- corWnir and nicd ruirnorl- cilly. .It'is also Indexed alrhabetlcnl- Utter being an auxiliary to tne former.- This work joes on day and eight. Wllh Ihc cscenUn.i of three hours 'ovcry morning, from alx o'clock, until rcglatry his never you as Batis- U the.men1" I ofiked oce of the.'auUioriUta, ha' "They accom- plish very, good !f% "I should thjnli.y-1 EUggejited, "they would glyo.mqrti ati'eiitibn to deUll than are said lo fcavci more' patience that' rejpecL" he anaw'arec, "thoy certain- ly aie competent'la that It Is only Injustice women who attain auperlorlly, "and Lo the many wb'tt.reach' a high de- jrco of occupying leulor positions-, or. to. remark Lhat all who take their places among Lha rot Ice of women -worker a In !ho MlltUa oych In central registry, are not- There aco aorao aUnkers, souip whV'do not and caanot rlae to UID .'ckxaslon.; some who try to shirk their work, rather than Auumo But these.BTO not J.he majority, and Ihe Hrvlc'ca of truth must Lo told, sooner nre-'dispensed with- The ladles of the work from p.m. until 11.45 p.m. During the remainder of men only ore on duty-. The la'dlce'decerve un- a Up led praise, 'for. it must ho that even- when rnqtt people" lartulge In little part o thcJr :iitlllzed for there Is Hot rnuch.ndo Unrlnff tho atternbong; 'which "aro rrepaVAUoris to bo on dul> at .There, Me- ilurlrlo Ifarrla both In rcsponnlhlc poalllons. 1 wai ImprcaHed by.'.the enleulo .cordlalc thai etood oullaa .ever. oiTstent be twccn Ihcao ladlcg-'fihd their' fellow, workers. Oa Iho BlK'.'ladlea aenlor position's-" requiring specla ftbllly, dependable mcnt. and xciieral efficiency. The] aro Mrs- Alfred Miss E. Klrby.-MlOT It- -.Campbell, Illlss A Toschcrcau. Mlis B.1 'Graham, nnd Miss P. f These ladles -arc htid -'respoTis each In her they shoulder rompctcnlly They eacrgy. In fact, so do they nil, nil the I: central registry, .anil Ihe result perfect system; over broadening an While the .Students Sought to Kill Oppreawn With Bombs Women Worked Silently. By BHICA OLENTON1. R CBme to me with shining eyes and head held high. I met A him wlih both lianda out- itretched. "At. last, dear God, at and hen was silent.choked by his emo- Ion. made'hlrn alt" down beside me; and" waitbd. eh'ail ece my, I slinJl eee Aa'a tread tho O 11 of my. beloved Rusela and hear hat" ngiiln! :aunoV'belle It-to Fpuahcd'-'a-bos .of clinrcts ih'his direction' and gently.bade httn.smoke- "And Manilla will'.be JTreetl prison, and DIna end rf ththX.of wha't this means to .ho' of- young nusslan noble girls who.nro either In prlebn under surrelllauce In their own iomc3." I answered, "and the men n reslrlcled areas for political pris- oners. There Is no end to the glory of It. -How many have, you, been an "Kleven. The lot fell upon tbreb of us. '.The first bomb missed, .the lecond hit. I held ihs tlilrd. When the second had dona Us work fled home, put on.the sherka and Cat of our. yard-man over my unl- !orm, end. ran to the where I unloosed- a boat, rowed' out .to an EngllaTi trap steamer and climbed up on id the .deck- The captain did riot want me until ho aaw I could pay Then they-hid mo In a cask In the hold until we leached tha French consul mo Into a bcrjh on. B. Bteamer bound for Japan, ;I have wandered ibout the world since with llussln In stealthy pursuit." Hie Women Were Wiser N I) do you still believe that the removal of Individual "A1 highly placed pcraons has made or ivill nrahc (or Ihe ultimate freedom o( "No; that belief Tioa passed, 'i see how that UIB women of my wan wcro wiser and thnl It Is to their qulut. unremitting, cvanleas uffo tho aeefl (hey hnyo been quietly i-lnB for the last thirty years, that wo owo pur new birth, students used bomb, platol, and knife and olliera distributed literature, tho women pot down to the rock bottom of tho iDiittcr and this seemingly illddcn revolution is no revolution at all, but the evolution of sixty years' slleni Wo fell to altenco while .tn" AcJi of us there faces and forma Of the many women wo had knomi who had sown this aced, often In agony and (ears, who had Buffered bonds nnd Imprisonment gladly for the coming glod day. lie turned lo mo. "What was your '.'Wo transformed ono of our kit- chens Into n school room, supplied II with desks and boolis, and .soon It was filled, with tho 'children the peasants on oithtfr :sldo of tho estate." "And Hut Under WoodpOc flfAH, then, the usual ecndnmo appeared who tockcd door nnd placed the Government sea upon ft, Hut fou lutow very wcl They Secretly Educated the People to a Desire for Free Institutions. Gtahdmother" 'AVili: Return From Exile IE. CATHBRINB '.URKSHKO- 'VASKATA, who .la known as '.the 'llttlo.'gra.ndmother of the Hus- has been Invited by il. .Kerenshy; Minister of JuiLlce In thernew Cabinet, to return to Petra- jrad. i'Mtne. r Urcshkovaskaya' has ipent thirty ycnre In exile, moat ot tlnie'- In prison. 9he escaped recaptured. J or "little grondmo- years old. She la the laughter of n Hussfan noble, and while s her teana her radical jdcas received with so much ippbsltfqn'uy her parents' that attracting a fol- owhlR on. ahc vma a'rrested Tajid sent to Slberjn. She but wda rcmp'tured. and WBS kept Siberia 'for sixteen to. Russia she was. underJ'conslanl surveillance of a. visit lo America she mfids tho acquaintance of many pro- mlnenr Americans and collected more than for (ho revolutionary cause.'r. Soon, .'after lierj .I'reLurn Ilusilci1 chc was I'ctltlona Tor her. release were circulated In the United States'and sent "to. the Rus- sian Premier .and the 'Ambassador at 'vyaflhlnstpn. In 1910 .she was sen- tenced to exile.In and ngalr made .'an' unsuccessful attempt t( i r'-Hcf's-ctlvltles s.3 Ruasla.'s fnmouL poilltcal'-'prlsoner caused her to be She In this couiitrj-. more mldwlferi-, "arid Jn, thfa way woikod unsitspectedly." StadenU Btgan Too Soon ha Interrupted, "we I began'before ire were ready; hat was dripped with ilood. Wo had onlj one fiuarler of he army and navy, while half the peasantry were too atupld and riornnt to realize it was (or their 'reedom we were .working. Ton cannot save a man who tells you he s'ln JIG But Jn Mey, 1SU re" were ready. We .had three- quarters of the army acd al our backs, and all UIOEO' children .hat our ivbmen had been teach lad grown up and wtra waiting' our al. Not a High Echool boy fflrl, not a student of any. Institute, but was wading. And why were hey ready? UecAuse our Tromen had labored for thirty years to pre jaro them." "Then the war bapHn. and you thought It wlstr to go on askad. "Thank God for Lhlg WET! It has ewept the last remaining quarter Into our arms. People outsldo Ilussltx blamet the Czar, the Grand Dukes, tho uilll taries. Uut you und I; know Detter "It" hos not btcri tho Czar, no ihe Grand Dukes; whp.L'Jiavo been draining away, the" life .blood and lib' ertles of.the peopie." i lie ctood up .and with clenched innda strode up and down the room lie wenl-on., was Hie police, arid pojlce, anci: police! I there exists on' God's" earth a vllei person than policeman then -i '.havfl still to meet him. Worse Than tie Germans HE Third Degree of Huss police would: need all th languages In the world, boiled tlow: to one It on wishetl to find words strong on Juet tho'same. hut-under pile of vlnfer' wood, and thai wns never dlEcovered.. 'They closed up .every BchooT'a.11 over Russia, but Mho da'ughlen of the nobles -went on teachlnir Just iho same.' We used to hold classe-s In 'one front houso a1 mldnlfht e-na'plQco eonlrlea to keep guard visits'- y.-e. found, risky we took'lndlvidual peasnnL'elrla'-lnto.our cB sent them, boldly to the V schdoJB.' There were very few Russleri npbleraen, who lived on their own who did not have two paaunt boys polng through High ;scnool_ dnd unlverslly-n.1 their expense.'.' And what Ihc nobles rtlt for the'boys.-.ihclr wives and dauch lers did "for ;lho.girls. thcj could not .tench'a wholo thp> aent .them" to', Iho Slalo schools .stringo to cay, Iho au ihorlltes .nayer seemed to Inlcrfen wltKlhisi method. Then, of course mftny'- dlspuifactl land; where thc> spread of freedom." Abou a dozen girls'belonging Lb the bes medicine, tn4o> "T1 Sloner and Daughter a Four-Year-Old Pupil, Dashing Off a Letter to A Lighthouse for the Blind the Work of New York Woman fiis Winifred Moll, Who Conducted What-She Catted house for ihe Blind in York, Doing1 Simr'Irrr Work in Heard Her Gladly This Wctfy. By BEATRICE RBDPATH. r thoBe who suffer, of thoEe who have gono down to the :very deplha of suffering from the cruelly of war, there are none aa I iv lie he beeu bllrided '1n to describe ILs' utter wlck'cdne characlcr. Their power, ios boer supreme UirougrjpuL. Iho leogth an brcadlh of tho land. .Talk about the German's! They nro'e.iis'cls by the side or tha "ThLrJ I recalled a certain..Slundlsh vil- la SD. Tlio dlstnct police liukcd money to fill ihelr purBes, they klil- ed B. fioldlcr, body Inlo the main slreet'at midnight and then tho next morning accused Uio vil- lagers of murder. The ffidlL could not bo placed and so tlio wholo'vll- lago was lined.' but tho_ truth cnrtio out Jator.fr I elso. reminded him of Prlnco Z-Hinc of, Russia's best and bro-vcsU whwa down fall and banish- ment wcro brought about by p. police official placing" forced i, treasonable papers In his could sp on for a 'week re- lating such 'raid my friend. "Of course. It followed that the police bought the government official and tho government official .bougiil the police wlillo they boUi "mlsrepresont- od to and concealed from the Crnr, who ru a ruler, hut ad- Ho roso to siW aAj falher." BhaU you I hlni. "Oo home M quickly as BPO my find Marusla j report ior active "Yoil won't fear Xot with Russia. now grim wllh determination, vto find Ihwn lo the lasl Thank God, I nrn not a-Russian tlila day of ihplr Jutlgment- If Vhuy nro wlso they will Bkrp Into .Germany. Thai la where many of them havo always botonEcd.- tie licltl my hand." you will always love Russia T-.'he. evir. and for cverl" ho: bailie. Stumbling' and uncertain as chil- dren In e. great darkness, they come back to the world, that they had tnown. Ihe world that was color and old remembered places, and triers Is nothing remains but a preftt dark- ness forever. There Is one woman whb'Is, hclp- 3E, who la giving so wisely and so well that she Is meJrlnr life possible for these- men. riolt, who spoke of her work In'To- ronto this week, has just returned from France, whcrorVbd has been In charge of "Ixi Phnre' da which she has eglabllsh'ed there, and where she lias been look- Ing aftsr tho' wonderful work of equipping those men to face a changed world. Mlea Holt's Interest cenlied chiefly In a group of men, who, on accounl of their limltad numhcr and the difficulty of aolylng tho problem In their CREB, had been altogether neglected by n.11 Ihoae who were Interested in" working .for the blind. Thesa were the officers, men who had had .professions ''of Ihetr blindness deprived them and'yet who could nof afford to live on Ihelr Inadequate peneloria 'except in Institutions. There were numbers of Institutions where the soldier'who had been accustomed to manual la- bor was being taught a trade helped to lake up his old work age out the problem of the officer was still a problem until Miss Holt under- took to solve It. Some of these mei had grown desperate'at trie life Im- posed upon them, al the frightful loneliness nnd lock of occupation Miss Holt's fundamental Idea..was. 16 enable theso men to return lo their own ;homes, to glvo them positions '.hat Tvould e nab to them to snnplemeril their meagre pensions, lo allow (hem LO lake up their life again as near to the point where they had left off no ni.irry, have homes oi Ihclr own and children.-'She began by establishing In Pcirls, at D.iru.'fln Institution for re-educating tlicso men. Here they nro given In- struction In commerclnl courses stenography, foreign languages, .nnd braille, which fits -them to take" the.work thai they have been hccus- iiaed to. Twelve Years'Experience X THIS wn.y she hns dlajiense wllh (ho' Idea of Institutions where Ihcy would bo looked alter, of asylums for these men who': are physically so strong, who arc.nicn- tally so ennoble, nnd yet tro na help- Icaa aa chlldrrn without 'the 'proper aid. Sho.hu nlspclled entirely the IJca of grouplnc; theso men together to be looked giving- them a chiincc 1o look after IhemsclTes. And they nre Availing1 Ihcmsc1vc3 of It with Ml .Uio bravery, wllli ell Ihe courage wllh which they wtnt Into bnllic. 'J With an nKlonlshlng nre learning. 10 read ami lo write according .to new methods. wonderful courage thty tocDlnf Ihctoselvc; to acw i sriccwsfullr combatttns dlf- Icnltles. So weil are they avaJlloff. hemgelvea of IDC opportmittles that Uiss Holt Is- ihem tlial already many b( thea are taking positions earning as much as In the old Lays when they had eight. There was no ono who was better Itted to organize "this work than Mlsa'Holt, who, for twelve years' irevloua to, war, liad been glv- nor up lo the .work of' her -Ighthouse- for tha In New Tbls Institution which iaa been doing such splendid work or the blind In America, wrm start- auj completely Holt It also Is where trades :uo I neu anil chllJren as well as men, earn how to cope wllli life, though i blind, and where the. terrible curse f blindness, compulsory Idleness, la abolished. conllnuc In France woVk the.t ane hAd been doing In America of re- educating the bllnl The CoTomU- Tor Men mmedlately Joseph Choat pwMs-t and ieHj for tfl Her work tm, for the' )nnd .were already tnaro, wediiDg- In dleness and darknete Broken with deapondcncy, not reAtwnf aa yet that tj- OQld ever to tbrfr own or that they ablo to cor a-with tha xmv ooDdttlocs of life. The ChAtran de in by Mlas EChOOl where wo- k s Holt raallaed that conld ID Battle the, Hon_ jprdeauz was transfonued toto the Lighthouse, Mid huTlnE jieea nomlnn.te'd president 'of the Somite Pour