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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Page Written by Canadians for the Canadian Woman Which Would You Prefer to Be? - Problem Causes Much Controversy in England. JOHN WILLIAMS' CASE Sentenced $Dea#s, He Wqs P|teV vented ^Fipm Marrying ,Be- fore Girl Was Born. s Special to Star Weekly. AMOST, every , woman and most men In England are to-day ashing the question: "Wduld you rather be Illegitimate or Would Voti rather bo known as the- legttr iniate ohild of a murderer?"  It 18' not a new game or a society craze. It is a Very real issue which has come poignantly before the public in .practical sh,apo. John Williams, the ne'er-da-well eon of a Presbyterian minister, lies under sentence of death for the peculiarly brutal murder of a Police Inspector who discovered him in the act of preparing to burglar-, lze?a hotisa. at Eastbourne, one of the fashionable .watering places on the South. Coast. iaahionable crowd began tqyirrive tftey Acfeonflict'of "Opimons ftpund tb^ ^arqfiioness and'^Irs. West F��^ii, -**Xt�~ , 1-attlr.od In the modiste's most sumptu- HiQON TOUNCf, the well-known 10us creations, filling frankly the part author, writes as follows: "It is difficult to understand what excuse Mr. McKenna makes to himself, for such a decision; it is> Impossible to have patience with an exercise of authority so cruel, with a blunder so outrageous. This is no privilege craved by the convict for himself; it is a piece of common Justice due from him, afad offered by him, to the two innocent people Involved in his tragic affairs. What have they done that Mr. McKenna. should punish them? Who Is he, to, vlstt the sins.of the fRthers upon, . � ., �. �� -t . ~ . , ,, the children? Apparently he thinks �*vo been: daftly ^f^e|/to ,a% pro-theso two unhappy people sho\ild not baWe . Wholesale j^assasBlnatlons ./of marry; but what in the world has It Cabinet Ministers, wrecking 'of crowd-got to do with him? eff trains, or wanton destruction of "If this blunder is not repaired Mr. property, now prove to be nothing McKenna will not only Id another blot more or, less than a ''Celibate Strike." to his own career, but, what : is farj Women in future we to utilize the worse,, will leave a stain on the high one natural weapon which, since the office to whicft, unfortunately, he has, creaUon, has always .resulted . in 'the been appointed." ; ! subjugation of man., No �marriages are On the. .other hand there are many to be aIt(wed UIl]eas the iIUSband who uphold the Home Secretary's ac- M to support tbe ,�Votes f(>r Wo_ STAGE AND PEERAGE WEDDING JIHE3 marriage took ^plajce a;few days;agoin London of Lord Victor William Paget, only brother of the Marquess of Anglesey and heir-presumptive to the title,, and Miss: OllTO^Mayj the \vellrknown actress of the Gaiety Theatre. Lord Victor and Miss May first met at a supper-party about two years ago. Lord Victor Paget, who was raised to the rank of a Marquess' son six years Igo, was born on May^H 1880,. was educated.at Eton, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, itfajaffin ;the. Boyai Horse Guards, and is now in the General' Reserve of Officers. TITLED LADY MANNEQUINS POSE AT MODISTE'S SHOW Two;Duchesses,-iMrs.. tieorge';West, and Some Others Wor6^Ejtte Feathers for Friends to Look At. >J * * TT7HEN Mrs. Aiiaii.Ub.lent tlj&vMlnis-W terial reception rooms at' No. 10, Dawning street for a display of Pol-retfa, newest- Parisian -;5' sented with the clothes In -.which they-play'ed mannequin^. At that rate ft! estimated each must have.'-carried 'kit over $$,000 worth of.clothes for their patronage and trouble. . CELIBATE STRIKE NEWEST m WEAPON OF SUFFRAGISTS It's a Sure Winner, fqr Men Will Be Forced to Live Alone Until  They Consent to "Votes for Women." -� ' ,-|-(HB secret of the suffra>gettes Is I out! Tlieir mysteripus threats, .wWoh tioh. , It is'bptter, they maintain, to have no father, than to be compelled to acknowledege the. author of one'* being as a man wha for punishment and precaution was put to death" by the State. | It is a conflict of opinions where hun.ani.ty and reas-n are interpreted men" movement. And in unfortunate cases where marriages have already been contracted with husbands who are so ridiculous as to oppose this campaign, there is to bo. a "celibate strike."  Violence, that feeble resort of man- accprding to the varying personal kind, has been tried and found want-tastes of the controversialists It in-g. - In Its place there comes the most would certainly be a doubtful precedent deadly of all expedients. Driven Into a corner, the suffiragette women of England are now preparing to employ the o.ne; lever which, is really at their disposal.. With feih^liine tnconeistency tfeey ]||^b tjijberto. ^|ejpis^d fc&elr pe-ckiliic'sj^ matdhl^'-:b^tto^.-iTh;)s re-serva artillery is now to be brought bp*c ptoy. The, fqllowlng are excerpts from a.manifesto bv>,a well-known suf-tra^^ibf;'y?'t�ic?S:-| WV?^i(0'^Si tile: � "T%e' au)j(resition' that Mffragist' wo-.jpm.:^.^-'^.';i^ipMl4->)^'Bad(l?>f a man's promtae" of ;fupp'o|t.'���to the suffrage t�by�>nie,nt before .flonsen-Mmj to. . marriage IB: onft wtoie]^ ev'ep^ ^fean,j.4usht to VeiSh.  'It nw'Be' trite Hhait more than a 'promise' Is required, since promises can be veiry differently interpreted^ This is 'woman's ground' - a grouivd on which her militancy Is wholly legitimate and,on which) It surely oannot be said that sjlie is 'inef-fec-tuai.' Mies Mary Cawtliorpe dfeilres' if the State encouraged deatlj-bed marriages on the part of repentant murderers; on the other hand.one cannot help Jeollng- a keen sense of pity, for Florenoe S'eymovir anqv.'her litckf.ohU4^';.'; . . ,. .... 9Jowly^' primly, qult^' evidently rtcit-tag a long piece falth'tm^y'. qy; rote." ths, young father replied:' ' . /,' v 1 "John Henry Witherapoon puffing-ton1; Migglesby^. Pftrnialee Snugg^eton, Smatterpop efmtth." Witb. equal calmness, yet withal-with hiddpn , .trepidation, the clergyman-beckoned to The'se*tp.n. � "Towejs/ ,Ue -. said, I'you'd better- fetdv wwawiwa wfttsr.i" , a general hunger strike � sKoul'4 .^fcHeJ woman's cause be betrayed .lti', the' course of this month, but � a general celibate. strike would go much further; .In this intense moment-we are passing through, a man opposed t& woman's emancipation, or indifferent to it, or most of all, perhaps, convinced, but disloyal. to it, can' scarcely, ;be Jin i spiritual or moral harmony with a woman whose heart is given to the cause. And union without such, moral. harmony is not marriage. ' ] "Here, then, is something for all high-toned women to think over-the.7 married, it may be, in some cases,, as well as the single. It is truly said that 'every country possesses the govern-1 ment which iit deserves.' That applies ! also to tibe political position of woman, If the right militancy had been f6und by all suffrage women long ag who ha.d to,, drag the, truck dred;yards to the railway station, was, obviously in difficulties. The Princess, seeing that: no one took notice of the perspiring porter, handed her gloves and umbrella tr* an attendant lady, and ran to the sifie of the old fellow. She seized hold of the handle of the truck, and the pair dragged the truck , on � to the station platform, to the amazement of a crowd of spectators. . not one of whom in arty way interfered. PTi-hcess Pauline is an impulsive personage, accustomed to . doing exactly what she likes, as all her family have good reason to know. But she Is one of the kindest ladies in Germany j also. COUNTESS WAVERS THE Countess o� Warwick, who has been for so many years a plHor of the Socialist movement, is no longer a devout disciple of Karl Marx and his theories for attaining a millennium. This is not to say that she has abandoned all her socialistic Views. LJke Hyndwion and one or two other of, the "Intellectuals" in the movement, she cannot support a policy that knows no such thing as patriotism. If one has any regard for law and order, at all, she prefers he be governed from the British House of Commons rather than from' Berlin or Vienna. Although she has not yet -made any 'Public declardtdon of her attitude, she, has privately intimated to the leaders of tlie Socialist movement that they can no longer depend upon her financial support to the extent that has been hitherto given. It Is understood that the prospect of "Syndicalism"-In which she has no * ,?_S&"*^ ' t confidence - �oml- as the consignment was at owner's, in his employ. One day, \vhlle stand-risk the loss will mean something in | ing' behind her, watching her at work, the neighborhood of 5,000. Next year the Duchess hopes to Join the ranks of the society women mm noting Socialism Is responsible for her .changed opinions. For some time there has been' a feeling, among her Intimate friends that she has been gradually drawn, towards Duchess of Marlborough who have been for a number of years an active a.nd conspicuous etenient,in' the Ladles' Kennel Club- ' ;  MENPING BROKEN HEARTS CHARITABLE work is the "favorite prescription" for people suffering from affairs ot � the heart, when, the sufferer is rich pi: of hhjh i^ogr,eei':�'��;��]. Queen Alexandra, who had tested, its efficiency hew elf. gave it to. a oer-v tain duchess, ami evidently in this peeress' case it acted well, for "tlw duchees is now an infinitely happier woman than she w^ before she begfen/ her work on behalf of the wives and children of prj.pneKS/ the wbmeit workers of the slums, and all the other human flotsam and jetsam Whose Ityeii the policy of tho lure made brighter by her charities. party, who ' Another woman of high estate to try the "charity heart cure" is Princess Edison,' who had already, without in-, dlcatlng it In any way, conceived an admiration for the youngMady, was surprised at her turning round, andv saying: ; "Mr. Edison, I can always tell when' : you are near me." "How do you account for that?" asked the Inventor. "I really don't know," responded the operator, looking up from her keyboard, "but it is a fact." Thereupon Edison said: ��:'��'���#. "I've been thinking considerably, about you lately.; and if you are willing to marry me, I would like you to, \ do s.o." ^ ,' �� Within a month they were wedded. , and the union proved a very happy one ; Indeed. >  , ,, PRINCESS" MAGIC WAND ' i THIS Kaiser's daughter, the Princess | Victorian Louise, while staying at the castle ofRominter recently, sent for ten little girls of the neighbouring vfllage, and fonned. them- Into a.-.'>s ring around her. With a wand held in her hand, the Princess put-io the children a series of questions. At the close of tbe cateoiiisatiou, the Kaiserin, who, was standing by, � spoke.-up thus: "Now-comes punishment for all whoii.|i have- answered wrongly," and, ithe Princess laughingly dragged ;forw4r'd' ... one of the girls, made her hold; out�4 her hand, and-whack! down came-tee;N| stick upon the tlgh'tly'-atretohed'-Hitte,;;? palm. .  1 s But insteojd of pain, the culpsH; ^elt '--a stick of ohocqlaije, ' > \ There was W^t�l�..�t?-.dq*ft,tftcSHja,^-effeot that all the rejUJeft Ijad been (erroneous, andr t^.^Mf$^tlI^'^aA!'11LMn'v'? hollowed and equipped? fox.vih'e' oc'ca- | Laibor party, who strive to improve the condition Countess of . of the workers and WarwioH. and economic changes by constitutional means. DUCHESS AS DOG-FANCIER FOLLOWING the example of her. brother, Wm, K. Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough is building up a reputation as an enthusiastic dog 'fancier.. , At one time the Duchess Ignored,th^ dog crape and !,$ was a matter of com-mpn talk that she wai practically. th.e only woman in the "smart set" .olrQle' Who did" not possess- a dog oti-aqoie cl.iiss among her household pets, i, ?fp.w, a lie appears, to be falling Into llnoiwltlj her friends and is paying fancy prices' for bulldog-breeds and water spaniels. Her - experiences- haye not been, up -to the present entirely favorable, for a few days ago a valuable animal which was being, cdhsigrie'd" to her from .Ireland got suffocated on1 the;journey, sfnd Marie Louise of Sehleswlg-Holstein She is a granddaughter of t^e la�w.as characteristic of the "WJsard of, 'th,e West." Theflrst Mrs. Bdlson,was; previously, to' her marriage, a .telegraph operator Princew � VIc*p�'%Jio�i�e slon, contlnus^fctRiSd^-l nul It* tmn*-volent chastisement.u^tjl tha cbooai late stuffing w�� exU,a,ustedlv on his ' Governess,' ineident, ;