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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOMEM'oSffi WORLD Yes, Modes May Come and Modes May Go But Still Be as Mad as Ever A Companion of the of Over a Century Ago With Those of To-Day Milady of fashion at the End of the Eighteenth Century. y t' nmy nevertheless it Is a fact that the above illustrations show the" modes which 1 found In the eyes of the leaders of fashion towards the cud cf the eighteenth ami beglmiin nineteenth century It nijl be noticed that some of the conceits worn then are introduced toilettes on accompanying: cut. of the the fashionable NEW ZEALAND CAN TEACH US HOW TO SAVE BABIES !Has Lowest Infant Death .of Health Mission Among Mothers, Started Seven Years Ago.: ESSONS on the keeping j I the nnlion's UaDles can bet learned by the- whole world j Jrom Now Zealand, in the opinion of j illsa Julia 'Ci Lathrop, chief of the Children's Bureau at "Washington. New Zealand has an infant mor- tality rate which is lower than that of any other country nnd but half the, size of the estimated [American rate. The small rato in the islands Is largely duo to the ac- tivities of the.'.New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Chil- dren, an organization upon which Miss Lathrop has recently trans- mitted a report to Secretary of Labor .wiison. 'Mrs. Goodwin explains that the New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children' wad round- nd In 1907, for the purpose of ex- tending health mission among mothers which had been started- by F. Truby King-, medical superin- tendent of a hospital at Dunedln, one of the chief cities of tho islands. Al- though the Infant death rate of the country was even then 'one of the most favorable in the world. It was t'clt tlmt it was too high. In Hie comimrJBuii ML cities, It is shown that DunccIIn had ,a. rate (for 3.912) of 3.S. white New York In the same year had Other figures, for 1910, arc: New Haven, 10.S; Washington, 15.2; Boston, 12.C; Buf- falo, .ifl.2; Syracuse, 1C; Phlladel- lihla, 13.S; PltUburg, 15; Providence, 14.4; St. Louis, H.5; Newark, 12.4; Mllwnultee, 14i5; .Cincinnati, 13.1; Seattle, 3.2; 9.7; Spo- kane, 12.8; Detroit, 17.0, and Indiana- polis, 12.3. Tho functions of tho society arc tliose; V I uphold Iho sacredness of me noiiy and the ditty of health; lo inculcate a lofiy view of the biMllty of mfiternlly nnd tbo duty of pvery mo'ther'to fit hcreolC foi- tho perfect fulfillment of tho natural calls of motherhood. Spreading Information. ftcciirjtlc fn- formation, and knowleUeo oh CAN YOU FATHOM IT A FUTURIST In literature has been, discovered! A blind' who plays an organ out Sunhyside wny, has the- following notice lasted on-tho front of his music box: "Kir with tlie light from bis eyes 30 years, Will have alkali water purified. You may drink from the fountains oC .the world. Pure as crystal. A new a boat that you must not steal' coal.f.rom, "tho creator." Is it a charade? r matters affecting the health of wo- men and children, nnd to dissemin- ate such knowledge through. the agency of Its members, nurses, .and other agencies. Third To 'employ especially trained and qualified nursee, whose duty it will be to give sound, re- liable .instruction, advice, and' as- sistance gratis to any member of the community desiring such ser- vices on matters affecting the health.and well-being of es- pecially during pregnancy and while nursing infants, and on matters af- fecting the health and well-being "of children, and also to endeavor to educate and help parents and others In a practical way in domestic hy- giene in these things bping done with a view to conser- ving- the 'health and strength of 'the rising generation and rendering both mother and offspring hardy, heal- thy, and resistive to disease. promote legislative re- form in matters pertaining; to the health of women find children. co-operate with ajiy prese.it or future organ izationa Ich are working for n'riy of the foregoing or cognoto objects. The society further defines Its aims as follows: The society Is less concerned in re- ducing the death rate than In im- proving the health of the people. As a wo are more inter- ested in firmly establishing the all- round fitness of the or annual new arrivals who will live than wo.are In reducing the poten- tial deaths from to The society has eight branches, four in the north island and four, in the south. f Seventy local committees NEITHER EXCUSE NOR NECESSITY FOR MILITANCY English Laws "More Merciful lo Women, and More Mer- cifully .Administered." WIFE GETS OFF EASILY In Matter of Parental Responsi Argument Against Votes for Women. By ALBX. W. SAMUEU N common with every other politi- cal creed, woman suffrage has, more to fear from the folly oE its ft tends 'than from the assaults of its enemies, if the militant wing of the .rty had brought the cause of woman suffrage into scorn arid disrepute b> reaching to physical violence and then breaking into. Indignant or whin- ing protests when.lt is called upon to endure physical punishment, the mor- al suasion has earned for itself a considerable measure of ridicule and contempt by accepting without ade- quate scrutiny many arguments which rest upon inaccurate- hist.ory or upon unsound law. Ihe for the .employment of I militancy by women in the agitation; for the parliamentary franchise in England is based upon two grounds 1. That men have always employed force to secure their political rights and 2. That tlm laws of England are so unjust to women that they have boon coinpeiled by the Indignity of their condition to acts of lawlessness com mon to all outlaws. As to the first argument suffice it to say that physical force .is the ono argument not at woman's disposal and that in the example of "the brutal exercise of muscle traditional with men )ioman hah nor The second is illogical, because the breaking of the law -is no proper method to employ in a constitutional country in order to secure, the .pro Motion of existing law or the passing of .a new law. To any that the present Jaws are inadequate for women's pro- tection and then to proceed to violate all tlie laws of society that protect both men'- and women is, hardly a logical attitude indicating the fitness of women to be called into the legis latire councils of a great nation. Always in Woman's Favor. WITBRB they discriminate bo tween men ant} .women it .is always men. The only favor- wo possible excep haye been org lercsted to make Jn townships lion relates to the divorce, '-and that would have been altered if public opinion had been heodecl. The only reason that divorce law re- form has been halted on its way to the. statute book is the strong clerical Opposition expressed through tlie High Church bishops In the House of Ixirds and the High Church laymen In the House of Commons. There Is no need for women to havo.thc vote to secure that reform. It ..will be secured by the gradual ascendancy of secular will over priestly influence in Parliament. In actual divorce court practice the distinction of the grounds upon which divorce is granted is more nom- liiai than real, it behig held that when there. Is flagrant adultery the grant- Ing oil a divorce is desirable. .The ad- ditional proof required of a wifo'ot either .cruelly' or desertion is often recognized-ivhere the eye could not CQ it.- Tho husband, it true, ri nly to prove the adultery his wife, rhlcb, with all Us potential' conse- Thb Fashionably Ores cd Woman of To day in All Hef FreakiehnMS LT thg PP clmrgelU shins i-e to the and mmadas costumes reveil their elve and their m mins wu A London Taller ha mo t sed flnrinB Soclel) with a capital B1 i itself in to be indeed, mode of the day. cruelty, Tian i of violent cpne in hi mt it the pirlne doc not me n tl tuke her 01 (1 the politest way by his leaving right; order to imlulgf conjugal rights- funds to coVer tjie wife's defence, merciful to women Tatl.er Artlst'j Concepjiorj of Some of ggiPieMea Worn at the Raqes. oof of dead more mercifully administered aa a pauper, about 11.25 sufficient; The rtomen than toward per week. addition to would be o for two rea Decided Difference. M t is found when that tho remedy of may not will his money away ent temper, making household, or swearer of his sorrows, lawbreakers is the. exercise of physical force by the appointed authorities of society; and the desire hid and children estate after death must provide as la hat ho must man to secure projection She may "will her money abso- 1) desertion, which the property and the persons as she chooses. Ho is respoh- nnd which Is women folk. Therefore, wo for ail her reasonable their common irinij In writing1 all the way through the, law an exemption of women from for clothes, etc, but, however returning1. which men carry, her income, she Is In way, an order from to observe them may result for his. And iLulion of and society adult age living with their father e disobeys, and then jr full divorce upon has disappeared the imprisonment of women v.-hen possible, since It is the expression of physical force toward alao pledge his credit for all reasonable expenditure upon clothes, Met in "substitution" sex-. m the case of a rich father the Examples. would be Discrepancy. j that there is law holds the- father, not the-i mother, responsible for No woman can be nuUIe bankrupt pancy, and It will be 3 course, w lether tho rote or not. So care-its procedure that and care of the children. He is the legal 'guardian; she is the domestic guardian. If the husbantl 'all to provide for the wife can be indicted for apy; crime committed by her In the ence her husband; ahe 10 held to ling for divorce must h the court sufficient the expenses of liis ind this although she off with another education oC his children he will be sent to prison. The wife is'liiways held blameless and uon -responsible, and deposit them -and 'committed it under dureaa. No action can be brought' against a> wife for slander or, It must be brought against the husband. .Ah4 that she has large means would tipt -living- with him. -''jhe poor-law authorities the fact. nay have so In -England b absolutely, 21'sclf to be. Lord High Ciinricel-or JOQ5-lftl2j though the wife may be possessed of largo private means, both property and son under tho English law to-day. and a great legal authority, Sir Ed- >lc -our Id ws aro cent of her income Can be Clarke, K.C., former ion limn to men, to maintain her children challenged the suffragists to husband be alive and able a single Jaw they desired to But 1C there were.jio father amended or passed 'in the eat oC women which they could not be compelled to pay only a parliamentary hearing, for .to- maintenance charges because' they had no votes, antt the poor law authorities, a largV sum to a charity if to a- dollar and a quarter but no claim has been made. while she herself might Ifre have voted in England upon house at a rental of per domestic: questlona when qualified the father must support 'the same' ground as men sln.ao tho according to his means, This Vole cqvers -housing', wire, of separation, control of children, feeble- through the coirt an and insane, sanitation, etc.. WM for the education those questions about which wq- their proper station. In supposed- tc.-be concevnecl- m. the maintenance of herself in women, are summoned station. upon royal commissions, to con- H wife can never be compelled amendments or additions to H_ her, husband. However as the Divorce Coinmteaipn and. means, ho can never force her, by legal proceedings, to maintain him. Poor Law Commission: and no.6 mo'roly do they so directly initiate nhmild full slcK and unable but specially Qualified women himself, she may turn summoned to give evidence be- other house, am! all she can such commission, eo that (hero to do la to pay'the poor be no ohnnce the views authorltioe the actual amount ot bin women no} ;