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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VORLD4TflEIE WONDERFUL WAYS OF WISE WOMEN TO RAISE MONEY Iio Woman Tells About the Talent Clubs SALVE JJNIMENT But There Was a Surprise When the Results Were By ANNIITORAt TWENTYFOUR women of our church met the other day and advised twentytour different ways ot raisin money for a donation to the Fresh Air Tho ministers wife wanted to know If the Talent Club Was Someone said that it wasnt but It was sinkln After n consults tion the women thought it could be Wo formed the Talent Club a couple of years ago to get money to lift the mortgage off the and while we didnt succeed in liftin1 It off We managed to pry it up enough to keep the church from The idea was for every wotian to use whatever special talent she had thought she earn money for whatever work tho club was in terested The woman that keeps hens said shed give all the money she made out ot the egtrs her hens laid on Sun We all hoped tho hens would shell out on Sundays for the Fresh Air The bride was takin a course In Domestic She said she was open for orders for war An old lady said she could make a liniment that would draw out any 1 ordered three bottles right away to use on Id been lookin for something like that for a long Another old lady said she could make It was very She thought it would be good to use after the other womans The Fresh Hair Fund A WOMAN that used to be a hair dresser agreed to shampoo hnir at her You could bring it or send it and shed shampoo it off or on just as you The women I CHINA HAD FIRST APARTMENT HOUSE Dwellings Similar to Modem Flat Built and Used Centuries HI5 apartment house Is not a r I joth century Invention at but originated with the Chinese in whose flowery kingdom may be found today 400yearold prototypes of tho modern While on a re cent trip through China Thomas a construction engineer ot New York Investigated thor oughly the Chinese apartment nnd also took n number of photo graphs showing the details of its Clarke says that ono of the best examples he saw of tho Chinese apartment house Is tho chief building A tillage in the southern end of Province South ahmit 300 miles from This sUys Is probably the most ancient ot Its par ticular kind In the although It may not be the oldest house of the community It is really a mod ern apartment with ern left outIt is more than 400 years and when I saw housed 400 It is built In a perfect five Htories and Is massively constructed of stone and Its design shows that it was built as much for protection as for dwelling There are no windows on the nnd enemies would have to scale the walls before they could harm those Has Interior Court whole structure is weather 1 The roof is made of heavy terra cotta laid so that the edges and It is absolute ly these tiles afford perfect shelter from the which Is hot in Soutl the top floor apartments are as cool as those lower The outside wall is about r0 feet high and about 550feet in diameter The Interior court is 400 feet paved with great stone Right in the centre of the yard is the com munal water a large which is fed by the water from the running through terra cotta There are no modern con and the various tenant reach their dwellings by way ot bam Personal Purchasing Is Very Popular in Ottawa EVERYBODY believes In cash and who attends popular old UyWarrt market in It is crowded every market WOMEN ARE LESS POLITEJHAN MEN That Is Testimony of Waitresses in and Evi dence Is W In restaurants than thought Saturday morning would be good time to do Most of thorn was busy in their homes then and wasnt usin1 their hair Another said she could make a good hair She said ahod call her money the Fresh Hair A friend of mine ordered a bottle for her husband but when she I told him about It he was Ho said he thought she admired high She said she but not the kind that reaches around to the back of the A woman that was a grand cook nnd lived hi a central locality said shed provide Monday dinner for any ot the womens husbands that liked to patronize Ten women said theyd send their husbands they didnt like her She said she thought she could manage three more but when I donated she dollars and S9i said that would bo she knows them men eat A young an only said Bhe craved the companionship of chil She was makln1 a study of child She said she had two books on the subject of children and knew all about She sard she would start a day nursery where for a small Bum busy mothers could leave their children two days a week confident that the care and training given them would be tho Big Business A NOTHER woman had a wrlnkl for rejuvenatin complexions She started business right there and then and inside of a week was ad vertlsln for tjn She tol mo that a months treatment of her lotion would make a different wo man of James was awfully en thusiastic about He said he hoped Id give it a good I was some worried about what I could do to make I dunno as Ive got any special talent for any thing unless Its plain I thought maybe I could get n job with the woman that was goin to give James his I knew shed need I asked James about says I Do you think Id be a success as a plain cook dont know why you v says plain good ness James is awful agree able But ho thought I better stay home and mnke He suld hed get mo ono good Ho He was He ate all the plea I could make and I had to pay myself for So the more pies 1 mude and tho nioro I charged him tho moro I was Sp all the women promised to do Hoiueting special except one little woman siltln batik in a She was a soldiers wlfd and hail four She said she was sure she had no talent for anything but shed do the best she could to make a extra money to give to the The Results as I ever was at a more The apartments are 12 feetwide and their floors are made ot rough icwn lumber laid over poles of Chi nese Every apartment has its qwn These run around the whole Interior of the louse and face on the which often serves as a market place when merchants arc allowed to come n from nearby villagesThe court yard is also the meeting place of all residents of the apartment and there everything ot Interest to the community is discussed new that had caught their n tuition on the Many criticized the finding fault for some trivial detail I in their own would probably have been At il WOMEN WANTED IN seemed to the writer that thr ir whole jtg a Mjxture of Hard Work exercisln was Some of the women looked real pleased with but some ot them look ed pretty The most disgusted lookin one of all was the one that sold dinners to the The pre sident asked her to report first and tell what profit she Profit says The club owes me four ven The way nnd with that the sat down My heart I suspected right straight that it was James that caused the but another woman said she was certain sure It was her She said he always was a contrary When grub was cheap they had to give him a tonic to make him and now that grub was dear he eat for spite and his appetite was a menace to tho The next report was from the day The nurse wasnt there to give but twelve mothers spoke for once to save They said that they had had phone calls from the nursery two hours be fore the closln time agreed to come and take their children away Tho nurse was in bed with an ice bag on her She said she had planned to start a not a The mothers asked her what about her interest in childrens She that just then was more anxious for their farewell than their The hairdresser reported that her contribution would have been bigger only she hung a womans hnir out on the line to dry out nnd n clog ran away with It wasnt very good but she had to make it Intoreslln meetin than tho ono we had wheu that mouth ot talent Conning or Going HE woman that made By OMEN show less considei ation waitress first drew my at tention to 1 had dropped into my favorite recog nizing me as a fairly regular the girl remarked almost viciously Some of the women that come In treat us as if we were No matter how busy we they ex pect us to leave everything and take their orders at And they never think of sparing us a trip back and Sometimes they even want their order changed after its been And find fault 1 Are they worse than men I ask They certainly areThe as a study the menu carefully be fore ordering and most of them give their whole order at which makes it so much easier for And theyre not so snappy and faultfind If any little thing is they call our attention to it just a little while a wo man spilled her sugar and she screeched at me to get her Home as if it was all my They never seem to remember thatIn our busy hours were rushed almost off If they Im sure theyd be more patient and That set me thinkingI decided to keep my eyes Instead of con centrating on a and re cord my own At the end of a week I had staggering And the whole went to prove conclu sively that the waitress was For every man found guilty of lack of consideration or thoughtless un there were at least a dozen Here are a few cases culled from the weeks A welldressed woman ordered poached when they were brought ate a substantial portion nnd then sent them complaining that they were cold and that she positively coijjdnt eat cold poached dcslro in doing this was to persuade j the people adjacent had j always been to better food and and that they Ml keenly the Ignominy of having line in ordinary restaurant Hm with the common justice to the it should that and Romance on the By KD1TII BAYNK THE need for household lie the prairio farms Is still Ono heard hr p on very term there were a feW mffl who adopted tragic applied to it the same Resents Aliens Attitude T N several women declared and this is not difficult to when it is realized that women havr always been outnumbered by men In that theorder the waitress the and that even with the and bits of and so onI never saw a woman so She just tore thnt folder up right there and I know she just wanted to swear or cry or something But she She went back into that drab house am she set about cooking dinner for five old fellows except byeandbye her husband kissed he as usual before going back to the field and he hadnt got further that the firstbarn when he heard he How do I know all this because shes my wife Al women arent like her Am the maddening part of it is wor Weilfixed financially and could real ly treat ourselves to a trip like tha but what would the farm do Wh would take oft uur crops ANOTHER ALLY OF THE RED CROSS Work of Preparing Sphagnum Moss for Dressings Is Now Botanical ot tin T University of Toronto is scene of n new branch of work of the Red the prepara tion of Sphagnum moss for medical In this its Initial it Is in charge of a committee of University Hospital Supply Associa working with both hospital and botanical experts but it is probable that other centres will be established efore as thia promises to be an creaslngly Important feature of nd Cross The growing scarcity of cotton nders It Imperative to find a siib Itute at both as a textile and r absorbant The moss romlses to fill this latter need ad There Is no limit to the mount Is absorb and has as well medicinal pro The only kind procured in Ontario appears somewhat attenuated i ml ranks only as third First nd second come from British Colum ia and as the sea air corns to be necessary to its proper This kind is much hirkcr and more and at hues very It is almost color tinted in places red or vhile the Ontario kind is rather a Its little cell Ike leaves are and readily ibsorb As it Is gathered for he most part in there are nany cranberry roots tangled through but the workers are thankful that is yet no spiders or waterInsects brought was not the one given On each occasion the girl was oblig ed tovtake it back and miijoia drain made by war the socalled weaker sex is still much in the min There was no for it whs j The assistance expected from the simply her word against the has not materialized in anything About fifty per of the men I niC a satisfactory speak boys pants wasnt but she sent In a good suhi of The mothers that bought the pants said they was oil right only you never could tell from lookin at a boy when ho had them pu whether he was comln or There was great excitement when the woman that sold the complexion rcjuvlnator made her I looked around the room at the other Thinks I to She never sold much of that stuff to this crowd from all But greatest surprise of all came from the soldiers slttln so quiet buck in her usunl We was lust about to close the meet In when someone noticed her and asked her how she mude And my land youll believe she handed In more than twice as money as any of the other Wo asked her bow she done She said she had taken over the day She made broad tor the woman that gave the sewed on buttons for the ono that made the sold war raised veget ables and sold and In her spare Unit socks uud muda babys bguueU The waitress protested that no time had been lost In bringing them but finally gave in as the womans voice the second order was entirely different from the The Sugar Allowance ANOTHER accompanied by her sent the walt on five different trips to satisfj her and finally summoned thi head waitress to got her a glass o water because the other wasn Her husband compressed al his needs Into one On thlp oc caslon the day was am the waitress obviously A young to judg by the ring on her demand more than the regulation allowance of despite a polite ex planatlon of tho Food Controller seemed to take pleasure in at Inching the blamo to the waitress This was only one of similar inci on the the regulation as a recognized ucoes and relieve their reelings by jokiiiK about Several women cancelled proyiou und substituted Bomothin thanked the waitress for Similar courtesies were very rare among the most isjautes between waitress and patron volved women rather the statement of another overheard by the irows an interesting sidelight on nother angle of the She as almost sobbing with rage as she poke Its those alien she was xplalnlng to an old One ust called me down because I didnt ring his coffee quick enough to suit It makes me boil when I tViink hat my husbands over there fishi ng for him and tho rest of lore I am working hard to keep my hlldren until the man comes things come in here and rder me around as If I belonged to Theyre as bold as brass about Since theyve found the Gov rnment isnt going to touch heres no holding them Our jwn men would never think of speak ng to us the way they do ONE MOTHER The mother many nust yet resigned Is de cribed in Tho Vision Splendid George New York by hat poet of the inner John SON My Son Would God that I had died for thee Tor my full course is wellnigh ut In Us sweet Was scarce r ing with a railway official last one learned that excursions similar probably in conjunc tion usual harvesters ex cursions are under serious considera tion for the purpose of bringing out female As pessimistic per son when this help does come it will probably be to remain as permanent and lawful helpmeets to a fresh crop of My wifes got about all she can stand he went and when it comes to harvesting and God alone knows what the poor soul is going to do She is not at all ro bust and has three small children and four nion to cook for as well ns an invalid aunt to look At present she needs a lot of dentistry and as wo arc twelve from she simply cant get in to havo it seen to on account of getting behind with the Yet now is done Would God that I hart died for Was it for this I travailed My Son My Son soe thee ere thy prime undone Klish of my a man 1 bore Bone of my bone And now have none Was it for this I travailed sore My Son My Son can 1 deny Thee My Son My Son For was it not Thine Only One Who my dear ones salvation The Cross Thine Only One Only One J learn the lesson these have Mi Son Thy Son for all that He I yield to Him my heart My my my every Frpm Ills great Luvu I can hold naught v Thy Son Thy Son Sample Cases KNOW every farm and every I family along this line on the These are the circumstances of number one Two sons in aged carrying on alone with a small boy of and the mother a but doing all her own work Number two has only the oiie woman and she has to cook for three Number three is a bit It is by a bachelor and somehow bachelors al ways can et Number four is a lurso but children are all boys nnd tho mother recently broke her Shu had to get Into harness again long before it was out of She is carrying oh with her arm in a At the next farm i only woman is very frail and deli She does all rising at four and often not getting to bed till One woman only at farm number She ought to be In a sanatorium at this but she One woman at farm numbei Shes but needs to be for she has eight small One woman at the She does all hei work either sitting on a tall stool ot the kitchen or climbing about on for shes a One woman at farm number also at number The woman at the last mentloned got jiwlully mad the other In the rural mail box lie had found one Ot those advertising fold I forget whether it was Banff or ur where it but anyway It mill fcmiolhinK about why remain in tho tolHuir through July and August when all outdoors was Let us Introduce you to Ihe spicy pirio It also showed piclures ami une was of n broad hotel piazza filled with fusli A Bit of Romance the West Is the land where wo man moi to do than sit on a throne and loo Is also the ro msnce Is Heres a tale of a real romance tuat developed this summer on a ranch near Saskatoon A tired little music teacher from a email town In Ontario was sent West her doctor to head off pernicious anaemia and she got into overalls and a boys shirt and nnd started in to take the euro She had had to have her nice dark curly hair cut and though she shed a fewtears over she soon grew to like her chang ed It took five years oft her She looked boyishly to coin a Sho persuaded the farmer nnd his wife to treat her as a son and never to refer to her ns Miss or call her a farmeretteHer rrtune being they called her Billy and when their goodlooking soldier wearing a Military Medal arrived ou the he was not enlightened at once as to Ihe HCX of this help from How do yoxi like Tom ask ed mother with a wink at Why he seems a nice enough little returned the What nice long eyelashes for a boy For ten whole days Tom was kept In Ignorance blissful or otherwise aid this state of affairs might have continued indefinitely had not Billy one day encountered one of those mrmless necessary snakes that farm like to keep in tlielr fields to kll off It was a large snake and lave It is necessary to go sr each Individual piece to maKs sure that no substance adheres which when dry would foe hard or nonab The moss Is then spread out n frames until that t may not sifted for hard then made As a carload from British Columbia is due at any time there will be considerable of this picking over to be The Handling of It THE first grade Is made Into dressings neat little pads rather like our grandmothers laven der In a frame of regulation size there is sheet of Scott clever American substitute fortextile cotton then ths frame is filled level with moss and the tissue Is folded rather like an envelope on straight Another piece of tissue the same size Is laid across the back of this and folded the other so that no sewing la and 3et there is no danger ot the moss sifting The bedpads are tnade the size of a sheet of A dozen sheets are taken as a oundation on this is laid a layer of hird grade and on top of this one a piece of cotton is placed over the folded under at the and sewed securely to gether all the way The wonderful work which has al ready been with this moss in icotland opened the eyes of the Country physicians to its possi A rush order has come from them for and jedpada at for which they sending the cotton cut the proper size In order that there may be no They hope for tons moro to It is probable that a species of baling machine will be used In or der to pack the pads In the least possible space for To Supply HERE the moss is as yet used chiefly in hospital trains and ncllned to be playful and affectlon no for it appeared to fol low Billy and her So Billy screamed and ran pcllmell for the nnd before she could reach the first tho hero son roso up from somewhere and she fell oiv his manly breast and began to weep Ho called her a sissy and a calf and a mommas and began to shake her just as a big brother would u UlUo And he shook open her collar and saw a tiny gold chain nnd locket and smelt talcum powder or scented soap or something The game was one month later they were If that Isnt what A Humming Plan TT came as n blow to Hoaxer that his friend was leaving for the will be pretty dull without old ho Dont fed down about my boy replied Ihe other all the name 1 lict 1 Khali make things hum clown scheme on already You Im thinking of keeping some Jonathan one pint of hot bollod horn iny stir one tublespoonful and a half of salt to tasie anil one beaten Beat add two tublespoonsful of finely miuiiil Kreiii pepper anil pack Into si When cut 111 thin arrange In a ijrensed baking airh nnd sprinkle between the lay ers of tho cereal united about two and the same of thick tomato Cover tho top with rruaHd dried bread dot with bits of oko and cook in a itmablo women with tennis racUeU moderate oven lor 15 as the Canadian doctors want things In the hospitals Just as they always wereThe United States Is alive to its nnd as they have no organization as yet to gather the we have promised to sup ply them in return for Scott which is much like gauze In appear ance and remarkably People arc encouraged to send In samples if they know the where abouts of any Many of us are familiar with it as a or from seeing It wrapped around the roots of rose bushes In the It is said to be the bog moss which forms the ground work of Any one who has ever watched a squaw binding a papoose on tVm board cradle which keeps his wee spine will know the way slip pads it with sphagnum that It may not be too and tho medicinal proper ties keep his skin in good In theWest s immigrants from Southeastern Europe chink up every crevice of ther shacks of poplar poles with moss lest a little oxygen might filter There is no difficulty in Identifying and It s probable that Shortly picking will be organized cir an extensive It Is not decided as yet whether it may be made up locally into bedpads but the centres for dressing will be the universities whero there are botanical and cheioi cal experts familiar with moss willing to At headquarters In this country are in at with a branch ami it is probable that very shortly will be ;