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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta GIRLS .Will :Go as. Nurses to thi Battlefields of .Europe. of War Closed on Heart of the World's Motherhood, Opportuiiity (bir Service That Wasv Eagerly. Seized j.'o: 'one Canadian city, :''ivarLlbnff or short, forget the strange, iensei fe4r-6trIpkehY fervid patriotism on the down- towri! streets .on Tuesday night. Can- Vada HnowVnot in'ils reality, and peace-Toarcd'ciiixens, under trie earneat: heroism ,bf -their spontaneous the call of tho Empire, are sick with the .realization of the horror all. To relieve this It was to do some- thinsy-The yoiirig: men nmrchod, Bane, and the.older men, with heavy talked, quietly in -the .had. happened. And those 'of girla who could ijiost easMy', break all ties wended their: narrow stairway: of the as nurses.-. never be closed. This women and young girls V'hive filtered, ihe classes being held .by John's Ambulance. Corps, f'. and wjthV every hour fresti volunteers arfl.registe'rQd." 'Just what the sign ing of iheir that paper7 means triejr do hot now know, but the wave Gxclteirieritr ardor, and Indignation '.that'any attack- Eriglarid'is 'quite high enough to carry them" through: the triiirilng course and to of. A Pbiaibie'Nightingale T-HEY are a Strange'gathering to- gather and who knows :1what spark of world-stirring 1 herolsrir is-'dormaht there! The fire 1 of work noverspares the i.embroldertca of life. Another may he incarnated in the email forni wearing a rembrold- 'ercd.dress and a cotton camp hat '.At 'her bjslt ,1s piiincd a buricH of cotton eyes are serious and- her mouth; is as" full of action es a Maxim gun, 'Begldo her'Bits a fragile V maiden riot wlio'would'scawelsi be ''iRble-io; eridur? tho ocean'trip. She. I will take the. course, but will be de- tailed i for work in Conafla. "All tho -physically hampered will be kept abundantly: busy at. hams preparing .bandages, spliiits, and all. 1 "'the supplies, needed at the with fo camps. not include boil- sllppors iior tie-holders, as tlio lecturer will be painfully strict in su- pervlsliig all oubU ;6f Grand Dukq Michael, brother to ed to be one the most beautiful Priri- apron, pects that this seine heavy'." active service. "Word Is eagerly awaited from England as, to may best take la' assisting; the-i.dop'trainea -At. the tile, lecture meit and; girls filed'.oiit. long rows down through -pri7 Lea, where the men; Btood quietened groups. The. flicker the arc lights illuminated each" face; with" a ghostly' blue andxtHen suddenly 'sank. :o a halE-globmfand.the aank'alr -waii "Nothlng but. what Tommy needa sent ho explained. "Wo- men not been in war have no Idea of how-little he can get along with, .but how :yery much, he needs that little- when, he .wants it." The volunteers .were not all young women.. Plentifully sprinkled through tho gathering were women of 40 and .cftpn Sctao-srcrc wld- no homo ties, but' many were "unmarried women -whose homo ties had ibnjj-since left them, one by one. They.'displayed little emotion of either foreboding or-enthusiasm, and appeared mildly grateful at this op- portunity finding service in the world that; only they could render. rThe young girls gathered In groups .together, even tho dread of -war could quieten; down the exclte- merit of th'eir'.voices and eyes. A possible journey to England, tlio land oC history, la to them the great adventure brought unexpected- ly to their -very- doors. Work Hard and Steady THE work is hard and explained Dr. Margaret "Wallace, ot India, who has had experience, "but except at base hospital it Is r.ot so.terrible as many I was In Pokln at the time bC the Boxer uprising. No, I have no fear oC going Ixick-or crossing the ocean. I can't get back to India now, and I want to be of use." By means of a crayon on a largo sheet' of paper Capt. Collins drow be- fore half-comprehending eyca a diag- onaVwhich represented tho square of British being's, ready to be turned Into torn arid i suffering Micelles.' These, after the first charge, lie at' Intervals of a yard apart As the line advances the corps'of strelch- follow to receive the .Vounded and oDten dying. With hast- ily improvised, bandages arid splints these are oared for at a tent hospital, reared'hastily; wherever, bes.t shelter- ed. They are then' borne .to the rear In wagons or by canaHioatg, or what- ever means of .transportation is pos- sible, and at the first stationary hos- pital they arc cared for. Those who are able return to tho .battle-front, .while the more seriously Injured aro sont, atlll back to'tlio home Hospitals, .where they aro nursed to recovery. v I heavy, voice.: 'Then-'re- turned words Noyes, tho.prophet of peaco, who not Dream of Peace ND this is the 'end1 of :thV Gen- tendry-Jflf, a year ago proclaimed hfs Dreams are they? But ye cannofatay ''them, _ _ Or thrust the daivii back for' one hour! Truth, Love, and. Justice, if ye' slay them, Return with power. more than earthly Strive, If ye will, to the foimlnins rThat send trie spring fhro' leaf ana spray; Drive back the sun from the Eastern .mountains, bid this mightier movemenl It Is the Dawn I the Dawn! The "iia- tiong From East .to West have heard a. "Through all earth's blood'-red- gener- By hate and slaughter climbed thus high, this to aspire, One only path remains untrbd. One path oC love ami peace, clirrilis Make straight that nigliway for our God." TJie 'GKrist 'in Every Roman's Heart Mounts Foreigners in the World of Wo- Elemental Logic Will NeverJAd- mil the Justice of the Women of iJiinada are Behind Their Men Baiting Orders By E. i CANADA'S quiet streets of homes were outwardly the same as on August nights of other yeara; but. inwardly there brooded a change. Only tho little-children were unconscious of tho shadow stealing jiyeen earth and sun. Over tjie Vivid green oC im- niaculatb lawns fluttered the little feet.-" Swinging round the trees and flashing through the sunlight played children mad >vith-the Joy of holidays. On balconies' and lawns were snowy, frilled perambulators; in which slept helpless atoms of humanity. "With curled 'pink fists they slumbered, con- tent lovfe-compclling con- fidence of the weak. Down the sitle- walk'scampered a tiiiy lad of four, with1 curls flying and: feet waving serai-circles behind him. 'Here's he screamed, and, panting for breath, "cannonaded against the daddy who had just iilighterl from a street cor.. Hand in hand the" two went ..home to wliero mother held tho family prlae, ngcd one, on tho? verandah rail, and Blllie, aged, eight, sprayed the Ia.wn and laughed to ace the .rainbows dancing in tho cascade. "A Gorman over a small town Ih France lo-tlay, dropping nbs. Marly citizens .were hillej. ami buildings read the big black headlines of. Tha face oE the woman holding the baby on the verandah rail grew white and ick. Involuntarily she looked up at the blue Canadian sky, over fluffy tufts clouds were being blown, gleaming in the sun. IE one were a cllrjgtblc! if a bomb should fall from that cloud! And there must have' been mothers and wonderful pink and white babies" curled up asleep in that other to'wji. "Where was Goil 'Jhat these small cores of tho mother heart should die? QUEEN MARYI Recently Qiypii. -die Command'of EigKteeiiih OTHERS Roj'al Ladies of Russia Hsjve Sxmdon, Aug.-S. SEN. MART, .who hiia her eyes always open to increase'her queenly prestige has sue ceoded In bringing' about an 'innova- tion In tho British army'quite new to Great Britain. This.was ghown In the recent announcement of tlio Iking s birthday honors .that aho and four ottier ladles of thO'EnKlifih royal fam- ily had been appointed colonels in chlof of rcglmcijta. It has not. been uncommon to a'regiment after some rojal lady bul nono of thorn had ever'.before bsen colonel -in although Eiriprcvssoa and Princesses on dc- the tbtain the same held tho rank Queen Mary termined that would set wheels in motiah to obtain the thing'for her-elf tioldcnUy tfie War Office has tnutudetl Queen Alexandn, tho Prlrccss Rpjal (tho Duchess oC Fife) and Prinpeaj tonlae {Duchess of Argyll) in the riew honors To Wiar Uniform UPEN la ColoneMn- Chief of the Eighteenth (Queen 's Own) HuHeaw, ana it feTex pectcd she will wear an adaptation of tho uniform when tho reviews the troops Alexandra is Colojiel- in-Chiof of the- Nineteenth Alexandra's Owri Royal) Hussar's ftnd tho Yorkshire jprlneess of Wales' Own) Regiment, but Intentions to assuming tho nnlfdrm have not been mado known Both ladies could, uniform of tho nurse arrange tho ccurtunw without much, Q difficulty; the distinguishing features being a Hussar tunic and busby. Queen Mary looks remarkably well in the gorgeous -ahaico aiid -coat of the Fluh (Bluchbr) Regiment oC Prussian Hussars, of which she is tho honorary Queen AlexandiSx's portrait in the regimentals, 6? tho Prussian Royal Dragoone, of. which .she Is honorary .Colonel is the 'prin- cipal adornment of tho messroom at the headquarters oC that regiment and the officers always drink. .her health after drinfcing the health 'of the German Emperor and Empress. The. Duchess. of Argyll as Coloiiol- in-Chlef oC the Argyll and Si ..her land Highlanders will' not find it such an to wear tho feather "bonnet" of her rcglment- THo Princess Royal probably not feel comfortable in Iho helmet.. ot tho Seventh (Princess Koyai's) Dra- goon Guards, of which slie is Coioncl-in-ChicC... In Kaiser's Family THE Gorman. Empress Ins long been Colonel- in-CJtleC oC the y-sisth Regiment of Fusiliers making a strikingly imndsomc liffiiroj on horseback, attired In the rpgi-j mental uniform to review the troops. Her. daughter-in-law, Crown Prlncesc Cccelio, was appointed Colonpl-in- Chief of tlio Eighth Dragoons, soon alter marriege, and lias often worn the uniform nnd ridden at the head of her men upon military reviews, whllo' 'Emperor William's only the Ducjicss was mrido colonel of the Hussars In tho Gafdo du Corps when shb quite young nnd was frantic with de- light when she put on the uniform, mounted her horse find was preson'fed to tlio soldiers by her father. She [fas never lost an opportunity of sport- ing the uniform, although It Is of funeral black, relieved by white braid, and with a'helmat with a flosth'ahoad upon it, In memory of the first of Prussia against Napoleon .Bona- .when this ''regiment, command- ed by tlio famous. Major Lutzow, tool? the name. of tho "Rough and neither nor accepted .quarter Babies Die (t of babies die in "Vi-1 jTl cnna for rend another despatch. When n, bird is j It cannot fight, buti lies "panting 'arid wondering. The steel trap of war has closed, on the heart of, the .world's motherhood; and with' theories, and be- ashes the cry goes up "God! How long? My" babies are token from and the sob ol their: thunders louder to heaven than tlU; boom of the louder thnn the cheers of the own.' on the- streets. For'this revel of butchery; this vul- ture's carnival of the broken" bodies of mothers' sons, though not the death- blow, Is the heart-breaking delay to tha world, seen by tlio women In visions; the world Christ has planned. Then" on the cross oC His creative pain Qoct bowed His head again. Then, East and West, over all seas and lands, Outstretched. His pierced hands. Then down in hell they chuckled, "West and East, Dach ho'ds one hard j.t least "And Sandalphon whispered, "men deny Tho eternal Calvary." The Christ in every woman's heart to-day mounts Calvary, With tho creative instinct.bleeding from a thou- sand wounds, she stretches her.wlnB brooding In love and pity unutterable, over the world of men, her children, who do not know, and who tear and break the body of her love with every blow. No Foreigners in Her World HERE are no foreigners in the world of woman. No joy can come to the mother in Canada be- cause of a German defeat. "God pity the. German mothers? They did not ask for is her only exultation, and at her heart the hand of ice clutches, for: it may be her son next It Is not the fear of the coward. Few women fear death. But it-must be death for ah adequate reason- if it be voluntarily faced. Her elemental logic may be ignored by ike maxims and saws of statesmen, yet it is truth and as eternal-as God. And it will never admit the justice of war.. Un- consciously she strips the German Emperor of his earthly frippery, and he is revealed as a pitful savage mad with the blood-lust ariu quite unable to understand the thliiJT he does. The mystery to the elemental woman i that so many, millions of .'.thinking men will follow the guidance of this frenzied madman; It is in the land of the Kaiser that babies of two in the Thuringen Forest toil all day making wooden toys and aro paid one cent a day. Here the women left behind In wartime rcceivo five cents a day, with two cents extra for their children. Hero men are lashed and imprisoned who daro to speak simple truths on the street. Thi the land in which the paasants cannot even afford to eat: horse flesh. A That Is of Hell IN Germany-every. mother must gn e up her son to join the Kaisers butchering horde. Arm it is for this that millions of German men will march forth .to kill Kindly, honest, free Citizens in countries governed by hu- man a man is a little more than a human rag, waved before machlno gun. This power which placed in one man enables him to throw away the lives oE millions of Ins fellows carelessly as one throw grain to chickens is of hell. 'From thi the nations are breaking away in their upward struggle, and because one land has fallen-behind, is that land to'pull back all tho world to her-level? In no democratlo country could this war have started, and never under a wise- ly-limited monarchy as that of our Empire. Now the prayer oC the wo- men should arise tn'at the result of this war will spell tho death-knell monarchies. "The nation that is unarmed; that trusts in peace; tho nation that, Christ-like, would return help for a jblow; that nation is never attacked in 'the cherished theory of Torn the enemy. .c Wife of Bolivian Ambassador to U. S. anH Her Children TTAPF? Mrs Qeorgo fellcs and her happ> young famtlj of four boys and tliroo daughters started a feu days ago aboard tho United Fruit liner Alrnfranto" on their soven-thousand-mlle trip to- South The youngest of the children is" two and a half years old, art dtho oldest is twelve. th'e wife of' the i Bolivian ambassador .to tho United States, is ri c'lfirrriiiig joung woman notwithstanding the fict that she hns raised so f (no a family ns Is pictured here. She Is the favorite monitor of tho legation circle, at well aa exclusive isct at The Late t Gentlemen ancI'Fashion m Hyde Park T1HI3 imvol of iho Cavalier with cro s strap ladies' fashion. The cavalier cape was In. voguoTsomeicenti nd it present adoption Is reviving a favorite fashion, a many a woman peace-advocate. In Switzerland there was no standing rmy ind the honest peaceful citi- zens were a splendid typo tieth, century then ,me the black news impor slble was and Germany; balking at no nanieablo evil, 'had invaded on this is the despatch conduct of the Germari troops followlng-'the capture of Viso wag outrageous, the men- butchering the defenceless and pillag: ing homes and stores ruthlessly. Theae are the pitiful heirs of the ages that have been produced by the Ger- man Emperor. This is the admired itudent of Bismarck herrilded as an> other Napoleon. And in churches and wayside chapels, through, the quiet country roads there still hangu-on.the Cro the pitying figure''of Christ praying: 'Father, forgive them, for :they; know notxwhat they do. Price Must Be Paid ON Tuesday night, when young men and boys first .went; mad with fury that England should be at- tacked, they marched to and .fro on the pavements of King street, shriek- ing hatred arid defiance of the Kaiser, Hastily improvised bugle bands joined the march, and when the music died down at t'imes the uproar had quiet-, ened to the sullen tramp of feet with; a. dirge-like chant "To hell; to hell; to hell Lwfth Ger- Over and over the chant ground It- self into tho ears of listening .women. It never grew monotojious, but each time clenched out viciously- from the loutlis of men and of small boys, some not more than fourteen. And tho -women grew sick i with horror. Tills was the end of almost twenty ieriturles of the effort to raisa tho world a step from barbarism by meona of Christianity's lever! A thought that liad not courage to form breathed the question: Have we been too com fortably happy in the worship of. ma- terialism, and is this the price that-Ia bald? So have" oil civilizations paid down the ages. Each" is as-a'wave on the ocean, and at its zenith-it sights tho shore. But for some fault only be each wave lapses in a splendid ruin-of foan- s.n3 emptiness, to. make way for As the despatches come, in, each With renewed horrors, the long meeki ness womanhood is breakingaway. The blood of her fathers is.stirring In her veins. If mothers and babies in other lands are being butchered In; helplessness, the riien our own land j must go. Then we will not let them: go remembering tears and helpless- ness at home, but cheers and brave; hearts ready for any fate.' .Tho women of Canada are behind thoir men, wait' ing orders, and in'tho last-hour will put away all things feminine; Foare and weakness will .be forgotten. The- orlcs and questionings pass as a.mist In the fire of work. Someone some where hag blundered and the world the price. The'only rock in the awful torrent of tragedy is-the faith that says, Earth char.ges, but thy aoul and God stand sure. Our.times are in His hand who salth. "A whole I plixnnod; Youth shows but God; flee all, nor 'STVXQ BY AN ADDER. TTENRY, you look very pale, "What's tho 'I was stung to the quick by an adder tlila afternoon.' ''How did it "Why. I dropped in at o tho bookkeeper told me my account was. overdrawn. HOLLANDS; ,AN EBIC Weighs i a Much as ''Kifiga Spain UEEN J land does not make the ncmical sacrifices for her fig- ure tlutt the large majority of womenj of to-day do.1 Indeed, Her Majesty isj the greatest epicure among-present-j day ruling sovereigns, )i According to a party; of journalists" returned "from .-.Holland, sre'thoy liad the run o'f the1 royal palaces, WHhelmina, favors fish, fruit, burgundy, and champagne at nearly every me L The Prince Con- !prt is his own tho. greatest.Interest in his tvmes. j Here 1 a typlc-tl J y s S cream; a- of breads tcr 10 ties; Cheese, vres fish 4 p haia sandwicheSLl 1 jurses S 10 -liqueurft The Queen looks reanarkablrcvSltfi this diet, and Kings or Spain and Italy'toeet Her great gain years is attributed torheryfahdnesarfoi good things to eat, meats and Cent More in City of This year. WiAT-aro a per cent, increase-in, divorcea in the American, metropolis during the sis months ended June, na compared with tho, corresponding) period of last year? And why should' divorces of late throughout the. coun.4 try be more popular than These questions form the basis of a? summer correspondence and answers aro given by judges, law- yers, and laymen: who havo studied tho problem carefully. One conclusion is fairly unanimous, namely, that Am- ericans, if they'really desire td check the divorce evil, must deRort tho tango and maxlxe families forthwith, aro other reasons eucli as tho high cost ot living, lack'oC home life Jn the .city, with which people rush into matrimony, thfl lack of children In tho growing desire for amuse riiehts, the Inability of the husband to satisfy tho modern wlfo'g extrava- no prepared ness of younff wives for home duties. But far arid" away the most portant causes are iho craze for terp- slchorean novelty, such as the tango arid tho moJvUe, and the changes in feminine apparol whicli in the United States followed tbe dances Them are two ;