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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Canadian Women Playing: Bi0 Ahd Splendid Part ini; l^a AHuieNambarofOur Women are Working in Aid of Our Solditn or of the Various'Patriotic Funit^Doini AilKinda of Work in an Inspiring IVajfi. , ACOOKDIWtt to the CanadlM peaBU* iatlBtlOB ther* aro 2,- ......W|l,00p ^woip^ betWMn the of IS �9d M in thft Dominion. Of tbett l,8Ji4gj ,w�r� married and Sf�,8n WM* OMiipjint JiBJd i>6�ltlon� Jn,�^�..'�ctorjr, or ottlce, etc, pro-vl6uf to'tha wu>./>nier� ar� alw some Mfitp i�t�d m beloncltic to the lel�-urtelaaii. and ,M�,��7, unlisted tor a totaJiot*^i7.^aannel shirts, 64,700 cigars, 2,888 pouiids of candy, 16,422 cans^'of "preservea fruit, 4*,��� pairs soolca, and 260,400 miscellaneous articles. The similar report of the Pro-vlAce of Quebec from September, 1914, to June, 191*, ShOl^vth5.t Province to have' forw|rwa� due to women's work,' a large � of It was.,' AiJd here, they sh^vre4t|ieir resourceful.-ness as oelMctort.', !Tag daya" ~ of; variety,!�o'n^Nrt�[law;n fetss, b&saar�r house-tOTheuse appeals, and clever methods' of vetting free advertising space in:th�vnewspapers were resorted to. In jBOhneotton with the eon-certs' and ' bi^kaars Infinite resource and ability'i'Jto put up something worth whlle^^^hat would earn the greatest amount �f money by really drawing more'people than the usual little circle* Af friends and acquaintances' that attended such things was exhibited. When such things palled by, repetitlOBi thev blsarre and the unique were'resorted to. In one far Western Canadian city on one occasion the ladle's of a small society roui^Ied up all, the children in the town'-j^mtlng Shetland poniea 'f - ' ' 'Viicoiiji^fwConibennere fc^W't Bn(ft(^d's ibeftuilful- women.' |g5t,,^.^jj,^.|pqtt .r#cent photograph, With collection boxes, on eaoh fifnd. For this fund the women of Canada raised. 168,299,^ which was presented to the DuehCH, on her departure from Canada In November last. .. annej[�-Wiih'j them. ' Heroine Saved Lives of 1,400 Men A Brave Telephone Operator Warned Workers at Big Explosive Plant Fire. NEW YORK IS A WORLD OF MUSIC Concert-goers Even Complaining That There Is Too Much to Hear. A NEW DANCING FAD New York's Overgrowth Has Become a Very Serious / Problem. FEEDING CHILD WHO ISCOlNVALESCENT TRJViaiY oae^Sirtyt hlaii had the caro of'^a.c^BVaiUee^t child knows how hard iLUf t| make'him eat the tUngs that tjfe f'doc(or has prescribed. Ingciitous .' mothers and nurses,, have \ Invi^te^ 'all sorts of schemes and dellces to make the Simple diet ot-th^sieir child acceptable aad Inrar^Uag, Th�) (tlttltt|rtviaid>:wbo. refuses to take hia milk .Kftd ^fs will often drink an.aggiNtff fk^ni a Ull glass through a straSvV A' little girl ad-.iplres^p^lM;. aa4 wlU eat almost anythlag tf'it la a^rvvd from a; doii'a tea act, aapeatanyiU ai^me.ot her doiie are Invited; to ifib'^Atta^' f^ast. ' The doasei:t.fnay b�, covered with a little tent, house, ^or iwlgwnm, with a tiny doll stondtnf 'guard at the door, and no peeking >js,.�^lowed until everything elae'on thi^ i^ray is enten. Faoea mn;y-l)e ejtetched (on tlio eggs and hats ot^xaps .tied on them. Toast cut in fancy, shapes la most exciting. It can aiei trimmed with a knife and va^ into little houses with doors andwlndowi, or.it>mu:y bo c>it with cooky .cuttefo. ;A doll's ohafinR-dish is a lot'of fan. W the invr.iid is Ktrong enough to..4lt up''a snmll. table may be eet "andi ie wii| never know what is beln^f-.aei?pedjf; father iB the waiter with a nankin bver his arm. , Wt?!', n lJ.Uei)t.hS''*h.t/and .'care tlit ohlld may b-e even complaining that there I la too much to hear, too much that is too wonderful to miss, and ao they continue to go, although they feel that they have already feasted on music to the uttermost. Harold Bauer's concert was an outstanding event. The music was the music of to-day, the ultra modem music of Scrleblne, of Moussorgsky and De-bues.y. He also played' a composT-tlon by a new American composer, Edward Royce, whose music reveals a trace of greatness. Thtf Boston Symphony concert will be a gVeat event, with both Poderew-ski and Kreisler playing. All the great voUnlsts are in New York this winter. Ysaye, the groat Belgium vlollniet, has juet arrived and will, give a series of concerts,' while Pablo Caeals, the 'cellist, has come over from Spain. Music is so much engrossing New York that there is a new form of dancing known as rhythmic move-/] ment, and classes are being formed everywhere to leaJrn this new art, or, rather, this' craae of the moment. Tlio*Idea appears to be to interpret the.,�pirlt of. the rauelc movements. Elach movement denoteai a certain chord struck. To create a spirit of; harmony seems to be their object. For these, classes the most marked' thing for the onJookpr to notice is 'the scarcity of clothes worn. The men weiar. bathing tights, while for the wotjien white drapery suffices. They stamp on the floor in a rising crescendo: of sound, they clap their hands and awing their arms, and run and circle and leap into the air. It Is difficult to keep from laugh-Ittg at the eight of':these tired business men,'these elderly vromlen dressed In the garb suitable,'for Grecian goddeseea, but.;in- nowise^ resembling them. Jumping, and runnlpg an.ve learned the statistical detail Of �it'^aJl that you can actually appreciate .the marvellous mechanism of these (blties of iron and stone. The Jajflgist office building in the world.ia tlv Hudson Terminal Building. In-tH|s building are the offices of the AMcAdoo series of tunnels which com|>rlse sixteen miles of tun-nelling^radiating under the Hudson River to. Nfew Jersey and connecting the various underground systems of Manhattan.; These tunn^.cost the r, suip of flfty-fIvo million- dollars. In this-building l� also the -iiialn dis-trlbut(nt rpblnt for the Onlfed 'States mall. > �  � . . � TheM-are twenty-two Btoreys above ground, bu^ It even goes delving Into the'.eolith' to the oxteht-df- four storey9;-.-It; Is appaJIlng In New York to ithlp^t, >)t,the life that is lived un-deiirtfiiaflf^'.ln the subway stations with ^ijlr'r'terrible atmosphere, and lnVil5^e''%i)fflce buildings, whose on^nry^ua; .iejghts you would.Ima-glttaA^&ii](� dispense with oil necea-Ity''of* l'|ff underground, a But New T^rl^fl^nlltjbunow into the depths of t^'.earjIh^B^ well as ascend tl^ clouds to;'fI?i^�^* enormously In- creaaMf'^Pi^Pulation.  T^erj(/OM! thlrty-nino elevators in thtk: bti|]dii}g, but when you consider thef tY'etijtj^f two thousand people wlio opoupy. ti(\ej'four thousand offices you be^ln'lo/reallzo the number of trips ottf^^ of.'^^tfeeso elevators must make durin)y^a';,d|y. jrA,b�^t'.Jwo hundred round trips," onevat^tlif ^elevator boys told rad was hifli^'aV^ra^d'' during the day. ; ��h^j* .'tEfi -twenty miles of etoam pll^j';*,i^^ii^ miles of plumbing pipe, ' miles of cond-uit.^-and-a. trie wiring used Ir. tiia construction of this building, -while it takes as many as thirty thousand powerful incandescent globes to light it. Skyscrapers Multiply is dlffioult to realize the extent of these skyscrapers, � to conceive of the minds that have planned them, these buildlngji which contain the popvlatlon of a Small city. And yet even with buildings such as these they cannot in any way cope with the cnoi-mously increasing demand for accommodation.  '' On a'lMost every street. you can see the�e giants in the course of construction, , their huge Tibs of steel standing out stark and bare against the sky, till gradunUy they assume form and stand tier upon tier, block .upon block of stone, their stupendous rpESSIE McN.A.aiARA, telephone switchboard girl at the big munitions plant ot the Canadian Car and Foundry Company on the.Jersey meadows near KIngsIand, N.J.v who happened to glance out ot a window which overlooked a long avenue of concrete and iron one-storey buildings and saw a wisp of smoko curling from the eaves of Building 30, a shed stored with 200 g.-illons of gasoline and used for cleaning and polishing high explosive sneils stuffed with trinitrotoluol," "T. N. T.'', a shed not ten yards distant from another packed with loaded shells, 75,000 pf them, awaiting shipment to Russlo. With one bound Tessle was back at the switchboard, headgear adjusted, fighting to conquer hor rising panic. She beat down her fears (she knew what smoke wisps portended in a vast plant pa'ckecl with trethendous explosives), and rapld.ly connected with, shed after shed-Just a word or two: "Fira in Bhed 30-sure to;.reach shell cars on side track-^on't "wait a second-get all men'out." " ' Men were swarming like bees froni a dozen sheds to which Tessle's swift, cool warning had flashed.  She watched them in their rush toward the great gates on the Bldge road, hor fear stifling her at times, but always conquered In her plucky Tieart, and kept plugging in and out as she got speech with building after building. Without turning her head from the switchboard she saw, then heard, the disaster develop. As Tesslo sent in her final calls red hot fragments of steel ripped from the bursting sheila and flung high in the air descended upon the roof of the headauarters building within five feet of her head. Some of the pieces tore through, one Just grazing her. She . did not faint, as early stories had it, but calmly wtilk-ed out and watched the big show. Her whole performance bore out In detail the observations of Mr. Bethell, of the New York Telephone Company, upon the courage of teleijhone operators in general: "It was splendid heroism, but nothing more than may be expected from a telephone girl In time of need. In every case of emergei^cy she has always proven herself equal to the task." Quite in the day's work, in short, was Mlsa McNaraara's pluggliig cords In a brink of a vol workers a MARRIAGE EASY IN SOME QTIES Toronto, for Instance, Is a Gretna Green, So Ministers Say. r switchboard on the cano to give her fellow-chance for their lives. heights cleaving the sky, ' wWle arigus-oyed from their myriad windows they stand and gaze, solemn sentinels guarding ovei- the throng-: Ing life of the city below. The city of New Yot^' is Increasing With such enormous strides that the needs of the future are .a problem which It Is going to be difficult to solve. A hundred years ago, 'when Governor Morris, Simon De Witt, and John Rutherford spent four years In the �work of laying out New 'fork, they did not expect fliat the north end of tlie city ))i\st 121st street 'would be built up for centuries to come. They did not know It wns'to beeomo the melting pot of Europi^ Whpro all races should g;ithor tpgethar to foi-tn city tlio growth .and e.ttent of which bewilders. Now York with its roiv upon row and block upon block of apartment houses sheltering Its millions htis overflowed-in ovei-y dl- thlrtceUj^Jles'vof ,,elcp*-jrectlon, forming vivst.cities of of it.� overflow, as in the case of Brooklyn and other suburbs that are great .cities in themselves. The congestion in transportation alone is a seriously Increasing problem. New subways are constantly being built, but. when completed they ai-e found to be totally in-adequate. It Is the same question with the harbor. New York's -waterfront congestion Is a problem that engineers are striving to solve. The idea of "A Greater New York" is. one of the plan.s that has been suggested by an engineer of proihih-enco as a solution to Now York's present difficulties. ^ This is a project to ','replalm fifty square miles of land from' NewYprk Bay, to add one hundred miles off waterfront for docks, to fill In the East River, and so prep-are New. York for a population of twenty -million." It ls_ a tremendous project, whlo7i woyld Involve an annual expedlturo of from fifty to .a hundred (nllHon dollars, hut to many mjnds it appears tenslblc and a very necessary solution to itll the problems of over-on-' gesVlon thnt face Now York to-day. / Lady Newb^rough ' f'i w..,,, . .,. . , ,, .one of England's :m'ost , beautiful QNb or the tOilnga a man can't tin-L^ies, was formerly Miss Grace -why his enomleaf vure farr, daughter of Col. Henry ^;;ntgomerie Carr, of XousyUle, Jty.A^^ A'Or VNOEKSTANDABLY. iS of the derfitand la why his seem to have so many friends. By JEAN FSRRAR. S It too easy to got married in Toronto? With all the eligtijie men at the front, and all the girls sailing after them as V. A. D.'s, this sountte like Foolish Question No. Umpty Thousand. But Toronto has marriages an.-l marriages, and this is a most plebeian quesrfon, having nothing to do with "Engagements Announced," arches of swords, and "Oh, Perfect Love." It Isn't even in the class of the "quiet wedding," which, bowover humble, mny he transcribed to grace by the Bympathetic lady editor. The sad part of these marriages is that they do not appear in the papers until a few days or a week after their solcmnlz.atlon, and then they come under the heading of "Police Court News." Toronto reads and asto, "Who performed the ceremony?" The minister says, "Why was the license issued?" And thR Morality Department when appealed lo says, "We can't do anything now ihe ceremony is performed." For this rea.son many Toronto mlnlstej-s would bo glad to see a careful j-evision of our marriage laws, and the Morality Department hasj' a lot of things to tejl Toronto fathers and mothers If Its officers thought their "brass tacks" would pass the editorial blue pencil. This Cfty a Gretna Green TOR9NTO is a bit of a Gretna Green, though not so much so now as two years ago,' when runaway couples from Buffalo and Detroit and the border towns would come here to get married, have dinner, see the sights, and return home on the evening boat. Now one of the elopers .must have Ilvfed in Ontario fifteen days, or have published his or her Intention in the paper fifteen days In advance of the impending ceremony. This gives the . pursuing parents nil the time needed. But bona fide Torontonlans may ijuy the lloenae and be married In the space of an hour, or less. It the . walking is good and they select a Jeweler's near the minister's home. This Is wh.at occurred in Toronto a week or so ago, and the young man, who, while intoxicated, married a 'girl he-met on Yonge street, first , appealed to the police, and is no-w seeking a divorce. Of course, this is Ideal material for the temperance platform, and It may serve to make one man a total n.bstalner.' But the fact remains that, as advocated by one minister. If twenty-four hours were required to elapse between the issuing of the license and the performing, of the ceremony, such a Bordld travesty ot a sacrCd rite could not take place. Marriages such aa these, where neither bride nor groom Is known to th� license Issuer or the minister, are cal,led "casuals," and' every downtown minister la called upon to perform them. Mlnglad with the sordid "casuals" are, of oamnw, many fragrant flowers of romance. There are the homeless girls -Who teve only the landlady to arrange thftir n�at."gor irig away" veils, fasten their nose-gaya oil, say If there's powder showing; .on ! the small noaeSk and maybe throw a boot or a handful of rice after the solitary cab. But people  with good eyesight see that there are . hosts of fairies, Jewels, flowers, and music all about that o^b. Its occupants are not concerned with us, and we Ithow when we're not. wanted. SOMETIMES OHEAPBST. r^OURTSHIP Is expensive, raajcriBge more so, and aHmony-well, that's the limit! IT CAN'T BE DONE. XEVER Judge the kind of mother a mail had by the kind of a woman who marries him. ;