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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VDMENofTHE VORLD-THEIR WORK ^PLAY MODERN MAID OF ORLEANS STILL PUZZLES FRANCE Claire Pcrchaud, French Pens-ant, Claims She \X as Called by God to Deliver 1- ranee. PEOPLE FLOCKING TO FATHER'S FARM 05,000 Soldiers Left Photos in / Village Chanel - Catholic hurch Snapshots at thePatrioticBazaar inToronto'sBigTechnicalSchoolLastSaturday pi .at on � a. cf t!i* trroo'.e has rot ,: " c 'Jr'.ri' Hers :s a n: to that ce'.! Listen. Pew:; heyo chared of tk. , Vla'.rc claims ii'i:.a-o: a continual preeessi. folk arrives from ail drree foot or in country eog-ca by train from '' nr> come town pec>p:e and leave. The floor of the t'r. crowded with big baskets, basket is full of pheregrap diers. Last March There were thirt thousand photographs. To- w.� stirred by the reported app-:a : a rrce e another Joan cf Arc in the rersi :'. o a voting peasant girl r.anre-: Clair Pcrchaud. who claimed t'.u. been revealed to her in \1? she was ordaine^i to put nersr:,. a* the head of the French army (as i: was then popularly sail) ar..l drive cut the German invader. Church T6ok Her Up WOMEN JOURNALISTS VISIT WEST FRONT No, They 'iMilii'l; tlo to ill'', ront-linc 'I'roiu'hi's, 1 ""� 111 Thry Weill; In Canadian Ik'a(l(|uai'lcrs and Saw and .11 card a Lot �.>l" Inlff-fstiug Things. Hy FLORENCE MrPH EDKAN. I'UEI.Y tlx -1 weather man tmint Imvo approved of the Oitniuhau women journal'sts' trip to Franco. Willi the single exception of one rainy day In Paris, tho .'tin never censed to s'hlne upon us dining our entlro visit, find the hard frost made of I ho. roads peril'u! 1 be Ceniniete I the strictest se- y was fcTjc;::e.l on ail her reia-rd the eh-rrry who had inte-r-'i her or r.ric-ht interview her. '! as a typical Castle in ll-j. when the D.tuphi -ant gir! v.-iin helped .".."lout the Charles eh.-nge.i' clothes with tile \ :n work, as did Joan at Pomromy page boy to test Joan: doubtless the ': the ?.im � rri''s;ieal refinement Bishop's s-i-iise ar'el m.idesty refuse'.! the Maid cf Or- j mere than, to dress Jike kr.' iwn i priests ceeantrysiue for hei; I him o � face an 1 f-'r: i and. lik t.l:.."J?hr.ut the ia- -en piety. A few months !> lest M..rch she returned frem the- fields one day, lale and exhr-ustej. and c^r.fided to parents that s'ae had seen a j vision of the Sacred Heart above her. in a bla-^e of trlory. At the same time mysterious vrdec-s told her to be �jp and deliver France from the German mvaders. The story spread throughout thc-entire country. Then bc-san th.3 remarkable pilgrimage to the? Perchaud farm. People came for mi',-s. on foot all other in any case-. Claire picked mneediateiy. though she had j never s.en his portrait: ar.d. al-j though a country girl, she adrossed i iiim in tlie orthodox manner. These and similar details (not tola) weigh, heavily with the clc-rey. The girl stuck to her story.�nr,d The Old-Fashioned Woman Goes to a Patriotic Tea Sixteen Women Crowded Into One Apartment and Discussed the Possibility That They Might Have to Go to the Country and Farm. France at war and the religious political situation), deemed them im- I Uy ANNIE GRAY BUTCHER perative to answer: "Send the Eii-: j _ UK KIND I.AD1' gave a l'atrio-,to Paris." i I tic Tea last Wednesday and Mgr. Amette, Cardinal and Arch- bishop of Paris,, is a verv great per-finaliy she was placed with a wealthy i sonage. indeed. He must have tact and pious family that she. might be J and wisdom for all France. How watched and given an opportunity to quiet her mind: but always she persisted, until finally the cien'y began to regard her case seriously. 1 Nothing of the kind has been by wagon, by rail, to pray for France, known in France for, certainly, three to lay the photographs of fathers, J generations, and perhaps much long-husbands, brothers, or children fight- i er. Y'h nr. lerstand. the Bishop of ing for France at the foot of r. tiny { Poitiers must first have deemed the altar and to supplicate for divine protection of their soldier kin. In time the pilgrimage became so important that the local clergy took facts sufficient to justify passing them on to Cardinal Amette: and the latter, going over the reports (In all the solemn circumstances of QUEEN MARY GETS HER MEAT RATIONS BY CARD JUST AS DOES HER HUMBLEST SUBJECT LONDON AND Hour rniiMTirc Meat Card D 7. trf.l,-  �,__. J X�U. ��C .VI �f.��u�J>.) ) * I J.fcaTcw** ^i-rTZ; \ Butcbtr'i Addr.n deeply he was impressed by this obscure peasant girl and the popular movement growing, so to speak, spontaneously behind her. must be judged, not by'rumors, but by bis acts. It was published in Paris that Archbishop Amette would prc'ient Claire to President Poincaire. It was rumored that a certain general had held long consultations with her, and that another had resigned the Ministry of War because a council of gen-eralsfhad favored (or refused to favor) the claims of this modern Joan of Arc. ITS WELL WITH THE CHILD fJHE word has come-On the field of battle, dead. Sorrow is mine but there is no more dread. I am his mother. See, I do not say, "I was"; he is, not was, my son. Today He rests, is safe, is well; he is at case From pain, cold, thirst, and fever of disease, And horror of red tasks undone or done. Now he has dropped the load he bore, my son. And now my heart, is lightened of al! fears, I conio Sorrow is mine and streams of lonely I tears, But not too heavy for the carrying is The burden that is only mine, not his. At eventide I may lay down my head. Not wondering upon what dreadful bed Perchance-nay, all but certainly- he lies; And with the morn I may in turn arise, Clad of the lig'ht, of sleep, of food, , now he Is where sweet waters and green meadows be And golden apples. How it was he died I know not, but my heart is satisfied; Never again of all my days will one Bring anguish for the anguish of my son. Sorrow is mine, but there is no more dread. The word has come-On the fii'd of batt'r, dead. - ,\l.s. Srtui'cr Van Rensselaer, in the Atlantic. A she v.-ro'.e and asked me to come and p>ur it. She said she had invited sixteen women, and they ail threatened to come. "You better get up your muscle and go," says James. "If she's aimin' to give sixteen women all the tea they can drink she most certainly will need some one to help her lift the tea-pot. She ought to use a hose." Thorn's the kind of remarks James passes when there's eatin' goin' on and he ain't invited.  I decided to go. It wouldn't be no great job for me to navigate a teapot, if that would help her o,ut any. I been engineer on a tea-pot^so long I could take out a certificate. "What'll I wear?" says I, natural, just like a woman always does when she gets an invitation to anything from a wake to a weddjn'. "Well, it depend.V says James. "If you're goin' to pour that tea anything like J seen you pour tea sometimes you better wear a pair.-tif overalls." All them sixteen women came to the Tea. They was all thin ladies except one. Seems like you don't get an invitation to nothin' In an apartment if you ain't thin, a� a rule. 1 don't mean "like a rule"-not that thin. But the PLUMP' LADY was so popular the KIND LADY just had to have her. so she left out two thin ladies so the PLUMP LADY could The KIND LADY, had borrowed two antique chairs. She's crazy about antique things; she's awful fond of me. My! we did have a nice visit. Nobody sang cr recited, and we didn't look at no photograph or post-card alburns or relics. Wo wasn't bored a bit; we just talked and ltnltjed. Sometimes two of us talked to each other, sometimes three or four of us talked together-all together, and sometimes the whole crowd talked to, at, and about each other. And when all else failed we talked to ourselves. What did we care so long as we talked. Jteats nil what women taHc about there days. One woman said she heard that the Government was goin' to make city women go on the farms to work'. "And to think," says the SL'F-F11AOI2 LAIjY, "that women's votes helped to put that Government In." "Will we have to wear uniforms'.'" says the PL I.'MP LADY'. The SUFFRAGE LADY thought we would. "Then I'm exempt." says the PLc'-MP LADY, "Imagine me a Po-rato-scidier in a pair of rompers." Wo didn't liko to. Chaperon to a Cow HE ROMAN lTC LADY in the purpie dress said she wouldn't j mind actin' as chaperon to a cow if j siie could find one named Poppy. She ; T that there, was a casualty clcurir.; station a mile or two beyond, and our hearts yearned to see- it at close, hand; we wondered darkly if our chauffeur was "bribable'' and cuulcl tew ir.als and a lookin'-glass in thejbo. induced to make a darn lor it centre, with a vase of yellow flowers while waitim: lor the gonoral, when on it. I asked her what kind nt tin door opemd and the general flowers they was, for they looked i himself stepped in. queer to me. I 1 watched him narrowly while in-"Oh, they're camouflage," says she Uroductions wore being gone through, I knew a lot about flowers, but i jaud decided that he was diffident nev,r heard of camouflages. I sniel- I but dependable, shy but sincere, cor-I them. I saw right away she was I dial and Courteous, arid that as tho -only jolrin'. They wasn't no 1:1:111011- | Canadian ropresi-p.tatix o at II. Q. flages. they wan paper flowers. I Canada's interests mirrlit safely ha \ It took me a long time to figure I entrusted to his care. Realizing how nut what the lookin' glass was for. | important were his duties. 1 had Ill's to increase the food supply, anxiously awaited this moment and 'When there's plates of food set my patriotically induced relief wan around it, it reflects them, and I great to find a man of his calibro makes them look twice as much. It's to speak-as tho buffer good scheme-especially for af- (state between Canadians and O.It.Q. ------ .,,.. if.. .. .......i .i.i,.. . u-0 cllntt0,] Inf.n-nially for a few- momenls before the huge lire blazing in the groat hall, when loa being almost immediately .announced, wii were delighted to find it. loo. was to bo of the most informal order, and instead of'being handed round waa set in the oak-beamed dining-room, where your correspondent, as tin only married member of the parly, w:rs asked to pour tea, tho general having a seal to my left. 1 waa much disa.ppoint'd in-- not meeting hero the stall m tjor. who is a member of one of Toronto's well-known tamilics, and whose courtesy pinco in the necc i-'sary correspondence In connection with tho censor and copy has caused me to regret it the more. thought Poppy was such a nice. ' dreamy, restful name. There ain't ' goin' to be nothin' dreamy or restful on farms next summer, unless it's Piss. The' LADY FROM WINNIPEG said she was goin' right home. If she had to work on a farm she wasn't goin' to work on one where you stubbed your toes against a line fence every time you turned around. She'd rather work on one where it took three days to get from tho front gate to the back gate. Tho PRETTY LADY toVtl , the OTHER PRETTY LADY that she was so good at Bridge she ought to bo, able to shuffle turnips. I guess Bho meant "Scuffle." THE MANICURE LADY said she thought a lot of us ought to volunteer to pluck sheep, we was needln' wool ;.v> bad It she's plucky enough to pluck a sheep there'll he some fun on that farm. Tl-lfc UETTY- LADY wanted to know if there would be an age-limit, and the SUFFRAGE LADY assured her there would. And every one of ternoon teas. It's a good thin i though it can't reflect the thoughts i.of the folks around the table, j Wouldn't they be queer reflections? They'd be bits of Heaven, and bits of Franco: other gatherin's around other tables, with other folks, some gone for a while, some that we'll never see on earth again, no matter how our hearts ache for thcrn. There'd he lost youth and lost loves, and hopes, and Ideals darkenin' It's silvery depths. It's a good thing it could only reflect the lights and the flowers and the good tilings. Dark rr flections never done, nothin' 110 good. Won't Be Asked Again T DUNNO as I'll ever be asked to Good-natured banti r and raillery  pour tea again. Not but what I |nl everybody's erin was indulged oinred it. There iirn't nobody can tin freely-we presented a "mock" say I didn't. I poured it into the tray and into my lap and over the PLUM I' LADY. The tea was hot, but we didn't jump. That's 0110 thing about a crowd in an apartment dinin' room, you don't jump in �units no matter what happens-you can't. You might havo room to pelit'on that Lieutenant II.-he mado a field marshal for Ills invaluabln s 'i'viees to the wout n press correspondents. The general laughingly promised .it his serious consideration, and so the conversational ball ricocheted as rapidly as the billiard balls a few minutes since. The conversation took a more serious turn upon our request that wo might bo allowed nearer tho front, and onco shiver a little, but that's about all If ii chill starts to creep over you, it's ]again greatly to our chagrin tho 1111 blocked half-way. When I got the. j milila ry conduct of a pair of ill-ad tea coaxed into the cups 1 had an awful Ihne grapplin' for sugar. Them pinchers ain't got no bite to them. I saw plain why tho KIND LADY asked me to pour the tea. It was to save the .sugar. 1 done it. 'There wasn't no one got more than one lump, some didn't get none. If I'd had to put two lumps in each of them saucers we wouldn't have got started till dark. Them ladies knew*thoy was goin' to be late gettin' home to dinner so . they started tellin' each other e.\-the Ladies said it didn't matter what ! cuses they could use. Most of them the/ limit was they was over it. ' excuses was badly scuffed. This has 1 '^'"onlv That'll just show you what the war been a hard winter on excuses. Most ' has driven women to. Times has changed. j THE KIND LADY read a letter 1 from her uncle in the Country. He said he heard that City People was goin' to keep Pigs in their back yards, and he had a young Pig ho wanted to (ind a good home for. They wished that Pig on the MINISTER'S WIFE. Stye didn't need a pig, or want a pig* or like a pig. She didn't know wnere she,was goin' to keep it unless it was in 'the bird cage or tho fountain PEN, but hcin' the Minister's wife she couldn't refuse. Ministers' wives la like that. You can wish anything on them-even a Pig. How to Seat the Folk* WHEN it was time for Slipper I went Into tho Kitchenette to help the KIND LADY'. We argued for ten minutes about whether we would rf2.1t the company, up against tho wall or close up to the table. I was for seatin' them up around the table. That long-distance eatln' never made"%io hit with me. But she was classy and wanted to seat them j back against the wall. There wasn't I room for discussion in the kltche.n- Tlii-n they said things about the | otto, so wo went Into tho dinin' room Government. They felt it was part j lo view the scene of action. And we 1 heir Govi'riirnf-iit and (hey could say | saw right straight we could have It what II.-v liked about it. They | hoth ways. In fact we'd have to nave talked jus'r like the men-except for I it both ways. If we seated them . the adj -dives I never heard the 1 back against the wall their knees 1 lale arrivln' that kept her from cook-like of it. .. , _ I would be under the table. And if we 'in' meat. Not by no meuus ho can't. of tho new and original ones was us--| ed up at tho exemption tribunals, patriotic teas and knittin' clubs took a lot more, and lodge nights just about finished the rest. Looks liko we'll have to conserve on excuses and use reasons -instead. That'll make a lot of talk. Reasons ain't half as handy as excuses. At half past five fifteen men started ringin' the telephone. Some of the ladies told us what their husbands said over the phone. Some didn't. Tht-y said they didn't use thai, kind of language. One lady said her husband told her to stick with the eats till she got enough, because ho was polishin' off everything h� could lay his hands on,, and thero wouldn't bo nothin' left for her. Another man called up his wife and asked her if she was week-end in" with tho KIND LADY. She started for homo at a lively gait, but before she got to the door he called her up again and said she might have said good-bye beforo she left Ijflmo forever. When the KIND LADY'S husband got home all the ladies left but two. The KIND LADY couldn't get rid of them-they was relations. I got home seven minutes before James. I tried to look like I'd been sittin' on the dooratcp waitin' for him for three hours, as I brought out tho cold macaroni. 1 knnwod he couldn't prove nothin' on me. No man can't tell hy tho look oh his wife's face whether it's patriotism, laziness, or vised Canadian women who had previously overstepped all hounds when allowed in France on a special mission was,thrown in our teeth. When our wrath that v.'c should have to suffer for the sins or these two had sufficiently siih<;hiree. the. irenercl fold us undo:' what difficulties he and labored In ter'iir.g n� lo^yrrmce (difficulties which I I'ael aJwr-yx fwpjet-ed did pxist). but "he: new that wo had conducted ourselves so well and had broken 110 promises or jumped no hounds, things would be much easier, and that he hoped this would one of the many similar trips that we might make, as he fully realized the Importance of propaganda work from tho women's standpoint. Women Correspondents PERSONALLY, I believe that ;t the very first the general did not think favorably of our schemes, but. like all big men, ho was open to conviction, and once convinced, ho did not approve of half-way measures. It was gratifying to hear from him that In all probability we she 'd henceforth be recognized as the official Women Press Correspondents for Canada, and u<- the fortunate possessors of the first, official press button presented to Canadian women in this war; apart from tha personal satisfaction such a riisll.lotion would give, was that or the satisfaction for our respective panels, who were so patriotically paying for this pioneer endeavor and at whose suggestion tho requ/cst had been made. This food conservation 1s a great labor-savin' device for women. .Tames was hurt when 1 told him T might have had a pig and refused l�: Jin said if I'd been thinkin' of him I'd have fallen it. He said it was real stylish to keep a. pig now. And besides a man gels lonesome in bis home; he needs congenial com-d;iny. But I dunlin as I'd want to have that pig on my hands-I jef .Tamer ;