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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta I is i I % I I i c / t o o ti FEEDING SUFFRAGETTES BY FORCE WAS SIMPLY DIABOLICAL TORTURE i , '^So Reports Commission of Emi-' V nent British Surgeons After Investigating 102 Cases. \AIMED TO BREAK \ HUNGER STRIKE. \ But in Most Cases Women hlad K to Be Released Because ; Lives Were Endangered. '"womans fislit lor t!i Ly a roiiiniissioii inmiJos.Ml oi iDr. A^nis K. SuviU, l", W. JMoullln. K. U. s;. :uul Sir VuDr jJIorsiey.-K.'H. S., K. It, r. S. ! "Hmicfr strtli.'.s" Miiion.i; spiiteii.od' liiivc been .1 ft-nturv i�f fi'iiiii'hi.'ii* in iCii.u- '  Iiind for lilt" p.i.s-t ve;ir. U liot-.uni- :i 'very oonspiciKm.-- fcjiiuic aft.r ilie nin-' timv-sniaslilnK cmtlnv.il pt-i.-orifi!; w^re taken. ;uiii "jit was siiii a iVarurt* two wrt'kj; ijko when -Mm. Mary Leiitli ami Gl.uijs i � Eviins quit �itinj.- in their i-eils in .'Publin. U bwami? a fuclor In the Oov- , i ernmtfnt's :ittitii>ilrs. Kiniufline Pank-; ; hursi and .Mrs. JViliIrk l.awri-nie wt-rv ^ releasstfci (lom tiolloway .I.ail-aftt-r fiv� i days of self-:?latv aiion. Niiieueii otfst-rs were set free within a ft>w .layss ther.--taftier, forcible fHrdinir havins fulli-d to ^ ;hr(;ak the strikes., In the rppori pnblisht'ii in The l.Hinef. the investig^atois j=ay: ; "It has.'oeen stated by the lloino; :,Secretar>- (ResinuUl MiKeniia> that ; the prHCllre of fonlhle teedins; of ;Suffrase prisoners is nnattendeU liy ;danger or patii. We lia\e oarefuily; ^considered the written statfineins of: .302 of the pri5oner.s. SO of wiiom have-- heen .subjected to the opir.alon ol. I'l thai of uny nu.>:iil operations .shf had 'forcible feedins; we have per.son.illy i''''rM"ne la previous years and _shc .examined a larg-e number of the.�e I'*-"! thirteen pounds. The privlle.nts of �jirisoner.s after their n-]PMi'cl by her and WOMAN IS SUPERIOR TO MAN-TRUTH IS PROVED AT LAST IVienneie Anthropologist. After Series of Experiments, Says Female h Higher Type. GREATER A C U T ENESS jOf Observation and Memory-Mere Physical Force No Criterion of Superiority. N' How the suffregette prisoners were forcibly fed through nasal tube*. by ATn�n-n hr.amh.a.m. ATUUK Intended woimui to be supBrlor to man. Sueh is the posUlvp nVtlrniatloii of the Viennese Dr. .fonii.H MIsehlei-. author of many works nn anlhropoloKV. In a tw-tiire .it Graa Dr. .Misehler has ^revealed the fruits of twenty years of e.NperlineJitini,' on the relative oapavity of inale.s ami fenuiles. Ills ronvUislon is that "the female as an tiruanixation is more perfect tliaii the male: ainonff Ihe lower aniinals the fenuile is markedly snperior, aiul anion!; lin-, inanity yhe Is .superior. iMoiiffli not so ! inarl.i and held while the tube was forced, solely by the wardre.�ses without the i "1- "s:rils. The mtetise pain so supervision of a -lualiticd tnedlcal i'--MiseJ often forced uncontrollable practitioner. In tlie majority of cases 1 s^reams from the prisouer.s. In most the feedine has. on principle, been resisted to such a degree that two doctors and four to. six wardresses are le-�lulred for each operalion, and >'n several instances the officials were held at bay for periods varyln.!; from Men ininuies to over an hour. "But It Is to be observed even in many cases where t\o reslstancz- was �offered great pain was experienced under the operation. In these circum-stancefi it is not surprising iiiaiiy prisoners state that after one oper.Htion of forcible feeding they e.vperieneed more serious symiitoms of pain than after sevfral days" starvation. One prisoner we rvamined. � slnms; woman of fine physif|iie. wa.s fo seriously in- i ases froninl headache, caj-ache, and reunilKla aaii^rvened, he.fides severe i-'astrlc i>ain w^hich lasted thron^^hotit tV.e forcible feedliiK, pr�-ventini,' sleep. Mouth Wrench Open. win� is an ablireviatlon \,' the .statement re>;ardinK her: "�-^rier the first feeding by the nasal K.Vfit' ag-o a ncvv^ reporter 011 lhu| .Vew.Vork Sun. in constructing a news Item, wrote the line: I ".V Vifa'utituf woman." He was summoned before 'the late Char!i>s A., Dana, who ran a bijj blue pencil '^"pfJEL at the same tunc g/\RRYMOR "Vounfe' inati, to ilie .Sun. all women: AN Ingenious "hiachlne ln\ented by Dr. Altschlfr enabled hlin to ; throuKh the udjeciiv reg-lster the delicacy of the sense at; s;,yi�(4-. touch of hundreiW'of doKs and apes, i The machine wa.-j "''^ ,,,.,Uun of beauty and'""" ^'>'= '.ucsllon:"ls b.-.n.y a factor With different desroos of strenjnh. to ' , ^, ^, ,,,Mn stuKC success., was put to him. register the foi-ce'of the touch, and ut � f^/, .Micr .-�omc llKomht. be s.uV. the .same, time to register the animal's | ^1,^. ^^^j ,,^, leaction. Expei-ftrtents with male and ' fetnal>2 dop:s of th^ same- s|je'" '"^"">-' """'i'''"^l';; "^""f'f'"' , if beniitv so iiffcct.s mo. nnr 1 not to; I-..UI10 Burko-lurr.\, deliciously is .111 .iiiial iiss.u'l in'youthful, cxuli,erant. .'.ail! puldic favor'.' / Hattle Williams-I3,isliinR, good-iiit talent i.s of coiir.v;c-! lit""'"""'', buoyant. e staj^e, but jjersoiial Marie Doro-I'ctUe, inslnuatius, elusion. With the same machine experiments I were made with boys and Kbls, and! of rare talent. One theatrical manager ' once advertised "the UKllest woman in the wyrld." I!ut this was sin\)ily resorting to an e.svrerne, and was im aljsoUiicly cssenli/il to't'lfiu-succi.'ss nowaday.^. (Jenius may lit'hid-' .lulii tube She was locked in her cell and . J^;-.J^.,:;:;:-:^-jdouht^^^ unfair to the lady In nuestion. through a .eepiess ni.ht. On t.e j :^r':;a: !'."�'r.lurii.!:";;;:: I ^.rT^j'';.iri^ den bclilnd an unattraciivi- apiiearance -the history of tlic stasv |iroves lli.-it -but iu those cases Kcuius has Iri-iimiihed In spite of that handicap. The Sandcr.^on-UosellUe, dainty, and delicthlfully aiipealiuK . through >rirlit'.li sweetness. Xo ono can say that the \ieisonal Uioeartinec of these v omen has- not; fi llowlns day she was Kaffsed-tiiouKh "i.METI-MK.S the tube had to be | 1 "t r,-.slstiiiK-and fed by the oeso- .lured by only be removed to but typical of line feedijijj slie had to a hosiiltal, and ,she in 1 consideralile number. Terrible Suffering. Ml'"-, a. skilled trained mir.M',  nevi.-r rt-sisti-d th.- op.-rali..u ..'vl 15af.ler .-h- was fed twice dally for el(rht days. The paitt endured sunuiss- tj pushe-d up the no.-^trils three to five times before a passsig-p could be T-'nred. Ill s-everal sircii faSe� 'bleedlnR continued for several da.vs; in one case '.t recurred for leu da.vs. In anoiher case an abscess followed. When the oesopha;-'eal tube wu.** emplo>'ed the luouoh was wrenched open by pulling the head back by the hair over the edge of a chair,;,�oi'cin� down the chin, and li'serting the gag belwium Ll\e leeth-lii a iiuuibcf of cases when the ward-Ie�si?s a.Ltempted forcibly to feed with a cup they endi-avored to make the 1 risai. In tiie morning she Was re-; , ,. . ' ' , , . , , .V, 11 ,,.l'Oi'l� similar expei-lijjents. y-lcfiler lea,sed IvS' uigent oruc-r of the Monift; . *^ I'Vohmari has ijtilte a collection of beaut.v among his galaxy of successful stiir.s. Therefore, his remark.s on the subject should lie of l-uleresi. .Ml', l-'rohman was cornered recently public of to-day Kivcs instant Judg-j aided in llicir success, but they wero ment u|i(ui U;r- c;inditlalc.". for lis fa vor.: �'u-lcelcd for their worth in ccrlain lines and such JudKineiil receives its very j pf oiidcavnr. first impetus from the aimearance ofj .iulla .Sanderson is soon to move up vlie siibjrcl, antl the manager who is' Into the galler.v of beauties, as she ia not susc^plihle lo 'ihi-s same imiiuiseI to be featured In New Vork after Iho ,ouUl not be in touch with his iiuhib'." II is liius apparent that Mr. J''roli- laiiidays in "The Sunsiiine Olrl," jtist at present the reigiiins' lUt of l.qndoii. Secretary, and was rrmoved tA a nura-j *"""*''""''' woman's seii.se of tuslo isj ing home, where slowly � i-ecovered ,^'^"ed than fenuileK, but between men uiKl women there Is sll^sht dlffei'dtice, Women's ear.s nro , moi'o sensitive to lilsb-pllolied noles. Powers of Observation. DR. .MIBOHI.lsn reports that , lie miide muny experinion.l.K lo lesl Uie I'eUtttve ^oworD^ oC obsorviilluii unil CANADA'S TERRIBLE CLIMATE ASf'C.iTSi\IA.\ landed In Canada not Iop^l; ajro. The first fnorning he walked abroad ho met a coal-black negro. It liajipened that Uie negro had been lioili In the llifi;hlaiid disli'Ict of Scotland, and had spent most of his life tliere- Naturally, he li.id a burr on his tongue. "Hey. niaiinie," said the Scotsman, "can ,\e no tell me wliaur L'U find the kirk'.'" The nesro took him by tlie liaiid and led him lo Die corner, "lio richt uri loc yon wee boose an' turn lae ye'rc left .in' gan^ u|j the hill," .said lif'. The frcsli Importallon from .Sciitland looked up .it liiui witli lioiror. "And are y from Scotland, men';'' he aslied. "Itlchl ye arc," said the negro. "Aberdeeii'.s ma hame," ".'\n' lioij lang he\' yc licen out liere'.'" ".'\lioiit two year." "Lord save us and kee|i us!" said the new arrival. "Wliaur can 1 gel the ijoiit for Olesca','" ooneentnillon and the (|iiicknc.|^s of respoii.se. of niales and females, both human and animal-and In all the male is Inferior. The male is less In-prenious .'Uid resourceful. b"or ilii-(>o years .Vlischler made experlviietits wllh siicces.-iive Utters of pupiiies. lie secreled their food In oiit-of-tlio-way places, and deodoriM'd II. and llieu gave the luipples slIgliL clues. 'I'he fomales usually won. Uiice, ,witli fourteen Daclishiiiul puppies, . seven out of nine females discovered the food, ai'corilins; to .MiHchiei''H marks system "(iuickl^." whereiis only two out of Hie five males succeoiled. '."he .'Hine resiill was olitiilni'd. vvlth- boys and glrl.'-i. The girls were i!(iic|;er l/i guessing on the biisiw; of clues; lliough ihe boys, t(| a .Sllfcrit e.xieiil, sbowcil more pcr-iisieiiey In following baffling cluci. Experiments iis io the memory of com-pllcuUid dOHlpns and .sets of iiumbei'S showed Hint alrls are tar Buycrlor to bo.xs. .\ccordin.s l.p .Miscliler's ;iy,>-:teiri of ni;iik� If the ave'rnne hoy's meniory for Biic'i. Ihing? iv-i coumscd on 1 ii'o 1 hln.gs-ijer idLi'sica! weakness and -tier euiullauiii-Isni. Hill this reasoning is aiisurd. If llie woman .Is idiysieally inferior In the man, then Uu> man is iihysieHll>' Inferior to tlie eU-piiant. liui llie-.i woman is not physically inferior lo the Hum nu'rcly bceavist* siie Is W'eakei'. She Is physlcnlly sii|ierlor (o him, Ju-sl us. a weak but i|eliciUu op- tical inslrumcnt Is supei'ior to a sledge baminer. "Woman's emolionali.'ini also provesf her KUjierlorily, nol her infei'iorit.v. The higher Hie t'nimai Hie moro enio-lional- it is. -i'lie  anioebfl, the ' niol-lu.sc, Hie dog, Hic human all rcpreseiiL stages towards euiollonalism. Tliu woman here being more emotional tlian tlie man Is the I'arthcsl from Iho Inert anioelni. I'hnoHonallsm is,, mere i (liiick riai-lioii lo aiiia'Qheiid sUinull, I that is, - it is fiiicucss-and � higlincss -of or.'rauizalioii," .... Vn: .Misciilcr concludes ll,.at the pj'o-gress of man means I lie frlum'ph o� the em.ilioiicl and female t.viie,. .i.lu.-maiiity s^ill not lose by that, it will .gain, "i-'roiii the a.'Ae of pnnial' pro; tuiil'.i.sm, imai iias been uiiu'chlng'.to-wards Hie v.i manly. Tliat Is ..ji'hat (.biellie saw �lien ho saiitf;, ^ "l.i.it! I'^wlg-Wolbliehe zi.elil uni he, ran" : "Tlio Kicrnal teniiiiino draw.? ua on-\: ard." ' ' �; _ nHOI'PlXG IT UKSI'I'LV. fPIJKV wero ui'ging the yo.M.ng- man' In sing, (lespite decjai'alions tinit ha wu.s not gifted In that iltit^ "Well, I'll tell you what I'll do," he said finally. "I'll tell you a story first and tlieii I'll sing if. yon want nio to," Then camo the stor.>-. "When f was a lltlle boy," he b(>-g.'in. "our family lived in a lighthouse, nm^ day 1 was up In Ihc lop of the tower, singing away for all [ was worth. Suddenly I lii'ai'd my little brother, downslairs. say 'to m,v mother, '.Me.mma, ll's li perfeclly 'sunshiny day- � 1 don't see what the fog-horns are blowing for," Tliey let liim off. tiiyjxa IT OP. "fl'^ill-; adviii-lifiin;;' man has liljj . " troulllcs these da.vs." "As lo how','" � . ''I'lvei-ybody w'anls siaice 'lioxi- 'to putt' biiseball imtllei'. ., . ,,. ,' .  � ;