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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta .._ _ 'THE HERALDS Fellow Prisoners' Graphic Tale of Edith Cavell'l Trial Is to on Appeal for Mercy." Said Notified of Death Am English and Thty Want Hcslelcfs Diary Tells Unique Story. The (nt? rcin-jins of ihe hrrcrte JZditk L'uflL 1o her land, and (Aelr tnfrmicnl In IVfilnimler J.6bry last kra'fc IfnJ additional to tke orapftfc fctr trial, ivl-J by one vho tret tried at nne line aid par'klpaftai In (he ja flX TOTHJXG." said Miss Cnvell- Ii was her only reply Lo Ihe question rudely bawled ai hir by an Interpreter during her irial la ihe Parliament House at important quest for., have you Lo say in your de- fencer" Vi'o lingtr this a contrf- butloft lo The Qer.tury by Dr. C. D scholar, who, alons with several other per- SOQS, tried at the same time Miss CavclL He Is nol In'stinjj to memory. In the bis article cen- of passages from his prison diary. For sake of clearness, how- ever, begins by l pre- cisely, had been Miss .Cavcll's of- fense, aotl. ivijhout consciously ai- ieicplhzg IL, he gives us a brilliant characier study of the heroic English nurse. Says Dr. llostclet: After the bailie of Mons numerous EngllEh" Bounded and fugitives were taken In by lh.e Inhabitants of- the Boon they had to think of them tway. Amoasj the district, get. ling ivounded was a staff colonel, who, as soon as he was able lo stand, wished to gel to ifie Lo return to duly.. An engineer (M.C.) brought1 him to Brussels. This -first. Elise proved ttat he wa; -not strong enough to endure the fatigue of the rest of tha journey. IVllb. tfhoin should he find a. sure revise if not wSLb the English matron of the Nursing School, whose courage and devotion -were univcrsally knawn? A. few persons were-ln ths iecreL But soon other wounded re covered and, were-fit for service. Tb-s1 were sent to Miss coRf'enl ET! to give them until guides could be fouud1 to Lake them Lo the frontier. Bul the to the frontier becarnft more, and more difficult, so that from.Decem- ber, 1311, till July, 1915. MLes.Cavelrs always full, first of Ens-. lish soldiers, thtr. of French; and iuitly cf.young Belgians trying to "get o'ji country Lo enlist- In, my frequent 'vislig- to Ufss ravriVI wns able to see the. risks she The presence of a lot L-f men was obvious soon as one entered tfie Eonga. trios. 1 otlen pointed this out to and she replied calmly and resign- edly: "What would you? .1 can dot Impose silence on Sba even consented to'let', them 50 Into town to amuse I remember' her fright1 when one cfghl komsr of them came back slnsinj disor- scandalizing the neigh'bor- Wod.V Sie. Would Not LUlen IT was then' that I and 4ome other friends -determined liut'Uiesa danscrous guests In private houses or wiLh reliable But the more we housed, Lhe norV One day six guides arrived-bringing thlfty men concentrated at Mona.and ,ho foot of Ihe tribune. prose- cutor opened tho Bitting -wllh ihe e happy, brisk manner as yester- day. "He began by a statement cf Ihe ffair, shovftc-? the- fritnevvork of the rsanliallon and the principal parts. Jflilnd the Gtrjnac front were re- cruliing agec.15 who directed cscapeJ prisnpers la various directions. Thtse found In the Mons district every facility being sheltered, 'urnlshc4 with false papers, and sent lo Hrussels. Here they v.'cre received In private houses, or, when these were full, Ln small hotels where they waited they coulj be forciej fnfo convoys for Holland.. There they wtre reeeli'ed by Belgian or allied ets who scntf I hem back lo France. Our affair was one of the branches, or perhaps Ihe trunk, of the" "organisation- In France tho or- ganizers were round the Prince of Cray, helped Ly the rrin- B. his slsttr, toe Comtesse de Belleville, and Mile. Thuliez-- 3a the Borlcage were the englr.cfr Capiai tna'lawycr Llblez. and Lhe chcmls Dfjraus. who wcro accused cf pro Tiding false Identity most of them namlcs non-eiistent At Brussels Cavell's Institute ivas the centre. Mr. Ssverln ani Mme. Bodirl irt-i .i tlosply concerned, and I. whom he was again pleased to call the determined paLriat, ired financial side, paying the lles and for the .soldiers' lodg'-iffi providing the provisions for the jotirncy to Uolliind. Loslly came Mr. cfi, who was accused of marking outline routes, distributing- I-a Libre Bclglque, and handing on inllitnry Informatioo. "AIL Uiis ullvHy." he concluded, "Is akin to high 'treason, and the law Unfshes 11 with the death t-eateace." The Death Sentence How Cute Little Unbreakable Dolli 'are Made From Wood Pulp to Delight Children. o! the do the hair on the on Ihe knees. macMnc of dollj from wood pulp. The upper mouJd mcml heated, so that heal can le applie to the compressed pulp. It was ot th] Lerpreler shout "What have you lo say In your de ar.d she answered, "Nothing1. o Hostelet ieclares, onri presently _Thcrc was a German laivyer undertake Ihs defence of those av3' sentence. manner was cn- he had clear-cut features and of rk. chair, he leaned forward the mouMcd -halves of the dolls together. The fte-iry seam is ground off- smooth- and finished and cent to Rue dc Carell's la Culture (Miss At this time the home became publicly known as e for E oJ I was rery -worried and went to try to -Induce 'her to break" off all relaliors for a time wlthi this group of guides and soldiers, telling1 her thai the. work Ilself WM Imperiled and must be dl- AT that moment, a. serious dU- Dtu to read tlia Ikt of sentences Dtude toot hold of -while se proposed. lence-" "Bancq death sen- sen- enco." MTien' will fitopT 'For the Princease jie'Croy, .in spile of all my wish to take account of her peculiar situation as regards" her brother, I ask ten years? penal scrvi- Ouf! thft terrible propositions are over! I relieved. AL last, lor Mr. Hoslelel, the "determined pa- ten' yearar penal servitude- Then came the and hosts, whose sentences varied frotn one to flye years. "A J most the only cool person through 111 la recital was the, prose-, cutor. The judges did not seem' lo enjoy IL Tho coilnsel were oul of countenance- The accused were eiiherx excited or. depressed, excepi Miss Cavell, who retained the calm never deserted her. Baucq. jj on the "desk, "Tits'" chin nia hands, looked as If he were, stunned. and Ulked and LaUied, roc- fast and ndLstinctly for me. Mile- Thulioz and Ihe big Louise, guess that ho put forward the patri- otic fervor of the former nnd Lhe Jai- ler's greed of gain. Like'the Delgian counsel, he appealed for Ihe greatest ndulgence possible. A, ULlle further .on In the diary we read how the Prlncesse de Croy stood up and turned to the judges: "My she a scarcely audible, voice, merciful lo women whose .death B We nee Is ask- ed of you. My-brother and I are Lha real culprits- IL was "we who, in un- dertaking the evacuation of French and English" soldiers, led, lliern this affair." This, appeal did not seem lol awaken "any i the ges In their own minds, already, decided how to" allot the re- sponsibility. The verdict would be. told to us In prison. MneFfThull5z feverish and lo yortcd Into olher channels. We had cure Knowledge; loo, thai some' BUS-. -plclous persona knew of our'prear-j ranged Hut she vrould .not listen- but physical 1m- P055jbilll7, JaeJt Of space or lack of money, would maJie me cloie mr hous-a to allied So ahe went on, never ceaalng her devotion tc the work, until the Gennaji got on her track and made three ptrquIsUlons In her house, after which Bhe iras arrested. .Absorbed her work as head of a. she never dreamed of running a re- cruiting office or a spy She to Eave men Englishmen Ihon allies, and Ehc gave her- self up enllitly lo ihLs humanitarian and patriotic work- l[ one conFldtra the rwults of hsr ncliviiy. It was not In vain. She caved Ihim from from fa [icuc, from certain Imprisonment, several hundred' fugitive soldiers, She admitted paAfn5 two hundred mc-n on lo Ihi4 f r, bul thanks t the ramlftcallona due I? great cif- lent lo her Initiative, the number ol Btnl iff the allied ermlej wa far higher. Framework of Organization DR. HOSTELET'S dlnry lella Ihi folloK-lntf story ot tho da'y thi Eentcnccs were pronounced; "This lime court waj :n the House of Commoni, "The accused were on the rig-Til _ Ihe Judgea aat In the (irtt row o op the tho counsel and It ft as If Lo assure'herself she was not dreaming. Comlrsse dc Belleville was Bllghtly flashed, but looked nb Mr. Llbiez, fiullo close, to got pale lo through Lache, Mr. Ssverin. "who up till then hart been holding his paper, drappe-J It on Ihe floor. -The Interpreter In his brutal voice repealed, the terrible proposals ot the: EEcuLor In French, ar.d In ,hls inouLb the dtath sentences sounded nice ft knell. Nice Dolls Made, Out of Pulpwood Interfiling Process. Employed on Conlincnl 16 Beat. German Dolls. Sweaters Coming Into Vogue Again Embossed ot Matelasse -rin Tuxedo fc.ffects Among. Season's Novelties. Kpremtliif the accuttd were .then lUowea to tod In ihVtourae'of Cfte procertlngi one of the prison era WBJJ led .to tay-.t Has Cave 1 1 Ji ad mistaken when "They. Want MyiUfe" rHEN lllh .of October, fS -Monday. The, diary con- Ir.-jes. Ihe empty corridors I and. my companions "walked silently Lo Lhe hall which mulo and-distant guards pointed oul lo Ug. stood about In a semi-circle. Those threatened sentence of dealb, especially the vrornen, were mare tense than overcome." looked disheartened and SeverJn uneasy. Jn tl, Ihe whole group seemed very was prolonged ana con- versation bfgan. "Did you "have A asked [he chief of- fenders of Each olher. ''Yoa-11 "No." "Whal an awful "Every moment reipecteJ to be cnlled end ed before the flrlnc squad." The military prosecutor came. In. his high coloring W.-LX mous- and brisk, he looked 'LA cheerful ever. He re- -ed part of the 'Mil, followed b> Interpreter, the. Ueuleiianl, the and the German chaplain, lie look. 'a large ehcel of and a half years or more H of gellitiE along ,wlthoul Ger- many us hoir to make toys lays which are than, those, which came maiiy. In fact, so firmly established lu.our toy industry thit it la very doubtlul If the "Made In Ger- many" mark will ever be -very com- mon again In the hands of our chil- dren. -i an erarnple of methods applied lo toy making Cin thia continent, it. is making. unorej to follow out Uie steps. Jn dolls. The MRS.GEORGEWANTS NATION CHUMS Pcopli Should Keep Up Help- ful Co-operation Learned in .War Time. w step Is to mold the bodies Ly halvts, The wood pulp whlcli Lhe worker. Is holding In his hand Is spread.evenly In the moulds. The upper section which Is healed. Is then Brought down, and under prenl pressure ke.i the wood pulp Inio Ihe. de- eii fortn- shells, as they nre called, are made In ha ami bach. The step Lhat follows Is lo clue Ihe front and" tack halves together lo form tho conijtlcte lioJy; rcadily done by hanJ, although c. rather heavy seam la left all around the body. The fame procc'luro: Is carried out with the arms, nlncc ll ts easier lo mould all parts In halves. ft Is! now necessary lo remove or smoolh out ihe'rough stam, and thin Js dune wilhA and sandpaper. At the Lime the workmen finish otf Lhe rougli angles of the doll Thli'phase of the Includes Lhe doll bodies be had staled examination he bad.' given her a thousand rancs. had really given hftr, n6- hlng, Aa Iloatclet tells us: Miss Cavell atepped forft-ard, her .anner calm, almost rigid. She ad' iltled her "Why dtd you demanded the nterprcier. ly meihoricj were confueca. Afterward I remembered that it was nol he-" Not? was laJten of Ihe allerallon, and the was ahruplly .dismissed- f Plea for Clemency WHEN' It came time for MaKro Klrscheiy lo eprak In the prison era' he ex ten us. led their crimes (uid begged clemency. Says the diary: He spoke of Miss C a. veil and cd her as a woman whote whole life had been devoted to the wounded, lie recalled her work In the Balkan war. Thla Urns eha by Lading In-. EriEUah woundtd, .Then others came, and by fore? ehe played the part novr.known, not Ignoring Ihe danger, trying to avoid but never rfcfuglnr Ihs Eervkes paper from the hv hie fallhfulallendanL Kvery one waa silent, and InstCnciCvcli; (o- hfr. The pros ecu tor read 'the' vcr- dlct I.T German as It he were reading a llel of honors. Five times the eln: Istcr "TodcaslraTc" (Jcalh was heard: for ITnucq, Mien Cavcll, Heverln, Mile. Thullez, and Comlesse dc Belleville. I gol off five rrients-" year-l. tJt Intcrjireler signed Lo us lo leave the room, I caw Miss Ihnte leaning ngalnsl Lhe wall, told j and impasslvt. I went to her nnd said j .c on nn .wheel, which speeds up Ihe finishing bperallon. Up lo ,thla point the dolls arc .In their natural slate, wliicli n. 'JSrty brown shade. Ro the nest Hep Is to dtp 'them In H baih-ef patnC from .which (hey emerge A pleasing; pink" flesh tone. They are then placed on TReks lo dry, The hair tintl Ihe rosy bloom on t.'ie checks la put on with nn air-brush, which blows on the paint In the form of a. fine vapor. An'l then come the arti.iU, rho palnt'lhe ftaturcs of tho iS'C brows, lipa and nil receive inrllculnr attention by a, wl elder of the brunh and pig- It will bo r.ot-il, Ibe dtril.i li-.i only, and still hc.'c tire now fi'l- a. few words of none.' "Mademoiselle, make nnd appeal for mercy." "It la Rho answered pMcHiy. "1, am Kngllflh and Ihey want myjlfe." At thai mom en I the aubcommandanl of the prison came to her. With care deference ho out of the room', he xcemed to have .come painful 'communication fstny lo the delight of tha iLLlo who plax with th-lm. I'hli complolc-i Ihn 'lolls, lut i-hc more, lorliinalc amonff Iticm fire to the wardrobe department, -where gravo lo mnkd to her. Dr, Hoalclet relnrnod lo cell, and llio diary concJurtCR thus; Tho military 'chapleln vlsUed us At and us thai Miss Cavell nnd ifaucn. had mcl their tlealh tumes. ore liedccked tri elaborate Such Luck f "Wo .can't you Ihe this money-order until you are Identi- fied." lough! There's j ono man Jn town who cnn Idcnllfy mo and I owe him TranscrlpL ITH Ihe opcnlag of the coun- try cluhs swcaters_'arc- com- ing1 Inlo llielr' oirn -again. Away from the. social'whirl In the cily, In general Is_Ehow- ing a. dccjdcd preference for the comforlable outdoor which well on all and which .gives a "decided change from the tailored null and more dressy costnmsj which they f liave torn lor months. TfTc stunning- creallon3 which aro ccn ihls season have a -charm all their own too. "On the golf course thu victiicc !uuka and'has great- er freedom at acti'on. There aro. a. number of novslllcs worn this summer, which offer some clever suggestions to Lhe maiden who is handy with her needier. There arc the cmhc-ssed or Fwoalcrs In tho Luxcdo cTftcla. This type Eecrria to he popular anr! Is seen In a great many different There ore panel vests of con- or Livo-loncd striped colors while Lhe slipover with slmuIaLcd vest and othera buttonlriffXo the side arc also bring worr. The crochelcil ElefiVeJcsa blouse water, with Iho lovvcr part in. a flltl pattern, la fbown In hoth Bilk .ml American' beauty and verseay-bluc are. two ol the popular shades In Ihla.llric. Checked" weaves arc ncrhnjjg the most jiopular at toe Ac- ordlny to some of the most cxclu- ive shops filjrc {and silk sweaters arc going lo be llic Li5 ISSUE this icason, However' a great, number if wool ones are being shown. Almost rivalling some of llic most popular Bwealcrs arc the different sports scarfs hclng shown. neivest alpnca model heavily brushed on la a favorite. Double landa of contrasting color arc woven !n cither-cml, which Is finished with in ml knotted fringes of self yarn, Theso crulihrtl alpaca effects tiro not fi cormr-nlR nf the above types, fciil In comWnnMon with arr.ingeil as a might drape, or .13 additional trims. Sports cc-iiia of vftol Jersey arc- ho teen In ,thcso IJpfta ralhtr llian ntlhiK nnd It la that they will for aomc lime lo come. One coat three-quarter TuxSifo with' n .ilnglc button (o fasten In irr jrhilc another has Its "U" cJ'neck Jcfincil hy a i Ot two nit rules of yarn philtc corrc ny wl th I ho gird tc, The Holy Terror say Father Ilonlo lo the attack with praydr-ljook In ono hnnd anc? a bomb In tho other." relumed alwayj thryln' L-btHHIc a'gftotl man, l-in't It Inter1 lady; he had bombs In both Mrs. Lloyd George, the wife of Ihe Urlllsh Prime Minister, takea -d Interest In all queifllons atftellnjj Lhe -happl- np.33 of the com- inuTiity. lhc fiootl comrade- ship. tho happy crowd which had so many things In common, Ihe mix-up of all classes and masses 'cf country and town, of Cocknoy and ..ScoLLIsl and Irpili and "Welsh, yes, and .Cana- dian anil Australian and New Zca- lander arid South African as well, {n which they all learned mutual TC l and syvripalhy and understand ng, vrtilch made Ihe difference... Comradeship Needed THINK ivo oufihl [o make ever. to reproduce In civil Hf find times of .peace llic condition which made even the horrors of_wa m Konic-tfmc3 more tolerable tha the humdrum dullness and which lins been Hie lot of 10 In Lhe lo maintain the now, o IT Ing to the high" prices asked-'" or new Bluff. All this. Is" dlsUncLly mother's-W'litk, flili CiJJuvL ta ctn- ;al( zed-pro ilia bly.' Then ihsrs ore tho homes In which here are the aged -and fecbie, the s'ck. the mother wHh-'tho nurslns iabr, and the homo In irnlch tho ilorh Is expEbted. N'o amounl of ccr.- .rallied labor.-can mecl LliC demand cr lervlce in thou'gli U It to n -'ereat' extent. Ttien ,thcre.-l5''tha ifamlly, the mem- icra of lunch flemls. A elf-respecting up-lo-dnlo commupliy iltchcn would be chocked by Lhe Ac- nanda of- IbaL family. 'Their nppe- I'.lcs nol schedule lime. provision must be mndc for course we know meals a day [9 comradeship' In peace wblehi bu be one of nolM that noitie vll cs hate actually refused the' glf of a German: nt cannot be Greatly curprlied- lut K the nulhorJtJes would fend lo every village, Bmal] town, a good, blir, roomy all In carefully numbered stcllons, say, EO that !t could rc-crcctej Ir. a cpu-. i ot days by the I do not think there would ho many .re- fusals of such n Gift. I am convinced lhat the free com.- rarlcsnJp. belwctn Ihe acxes during IhQ war ha3 been nil for -The girl the V.A.TX, Iho hospital" or rrderly nnd Iho office-girl, Iho inunlllon-fclrl, who have been dnlly nnd hourly In Ihe company of a mixed tnuIHttlifc of men, have not only no harm, but have, on the contrary, acquired a new Ihc excellent virtue o( understanding com rides hi; striae o( htlpfulntaa and blllty. Why It choulfl rt-nulre a lo leach us (o be chummy helpful I cannot think, but I Am mire, now ihfit wo Iinvc, that we ought not lo Allow to slip back Into Iha old.cothpnrlmenl lem of fioclcty, the reserved and 'thy hnbltn of frti-vcnr (Tay.-r, when class distinctions vitro ti fellflh worshipped with ardour, nnd when It waa tlrCftd- fully lo live (n tt nuburh for >-MM vrltfiout knowing one's ficlgli- :hem besides Ihe "three squares.'1 Of know thut more than three not for anyone, bat'ire have lo do a number of things are not Btrlclly.-ennil fnr us In order .to make-life And If Iha nome Is to 1m mart" oa. attrac- tive to, Ihe boys'and the men as tho club Js, Ihe psychology of "jiiothef'a cooking" must be seriously conaldcr- cil. Some will say (hot that Idea la fool- ishly nhelcnt so. ;I1ut It's wise lo be a lUtle foolish aomcllmcB, andv to bo fiillmcnlal In rcRard'lo homo'llfe la J keep iho.Boul In tt. Ton per ecnli if the women In the world nre fighting for eniancltiatlOn, from old-time caret .ind THponilbllltlei, of Ihem- and tbft remaining ninety per In order that- they rntr all hATf ft to In bljr-woTlel warp. a tnalter of fact the irlfe and mother In, the home has no' de- world of busl- neia and pabllclly, arid If lo' do ao, pnd "exHTesiEd" Ihe would te dc-lcful one. Many Prefer Homework WOMKN,'klnff, do not want to lake up Tvork oul- cldo of their bomts. "What ivanl lJ'efllclenl help In the hofflCJ, and they don'l cflre whether Ihcy tall II In-Ihe morning or call-It over iha phone, so lonff AS Jt conjfo li called, or whether 11 In. A lln can or on foot If It louchta (he ipol when It arrives, Vy all means let ua centralize feTerylhtng can, hul never for a. moment ImAflne that It will do awny With help In Iho tiDmci. K will, help the help, mil houiftwoTk more And any clrl hat perfect rlpnL lo chooit'Whit Ilnd of-wc.ik ihall thet, It urvlcei 6f a mala, to Tlihc >ier worfclnff us nt powlblf, Thli dor t. the coclil lnp Of domestics rfllfeS to a level with l ot'oihtr workcn, which Is -perfectly reasonable, houri tnd wlih n'ecejiury and en both AM the servant problem' will solve Iliclf, for, In spile ot public opinion to tha cdnlraty, one every day- who prefer hoxieew-ork lo of (Ice, or factory work, condition! being e'juat ;