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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Oman lADYLWARD, MDUNER. IS A i CHARMINC WOMAN Member of British Aristocracy Has a Pretty Hat Shop 1 on Bloor Street. TWO DAINTY IRISH GIRL ASSISTANTS Many Other British Blue-Bloods I Have Recently Gone Into Business. By B. D. T. IT'S a long flight from the Normnii England of Henry I. and Uu-shadowy Sootlanii oi' tho same period to the year of grace lOV'. It is Rlso some distance from Holyrood j Abbey to Bloor stroet. But tfs furtlier I 61 ill from the jjomi broadsword ol j Thm-stanus de Criehton to tho clevor neodlo of Lady Evelyn Wnvd. Vet the same Tliurstanus. whose bi nudswordly signature figures on the oliartPr of the Abbsicy of Holyrood House srautfd in I iL'ii. is directly rt-ponsible, both In a grenealogical sense an.l also perhaps in his big upprecia-li'iU of the ritnes."; of new things, for the titled lady who has come to Toronto, set up her .stately gold sign "Evelyn," and started In to supply the i Canadian wimian with hats from Paris. ' cu.shlons froni London, and Irish lace."! fiom the peasant school of her mother, ti.e Countess of Erne .-Ml dov.-n the years the Crichtoiis have been active in the life of the country they called their own. Thomas de Criehton was one of the great barons vvho swore fealty to Edward I. of England, in 129G. Ale.\ander Criehton of Bnmston, who died in ir>,i4. was ai zealous promoter of the reformed re- j Hgion. sent on many a diplomatic and secret mission whose recital would I Bial�e Stevensouiun reading. I In 1616 a branch of the family moved to Ireland, where later wo find Abraham of tlie name defending Crom. Castle against King .Tamio, and suh-B'-quently appearing in the battle of Aughrlm at the head o� his regiment of loyal TJlsterraen. From then on, the Crlchtons have figured in, wars without number and enterprises past chronicling, un,til the latest development where Lady Evelyn has followed tho example of Lady Duff Gordon, .who, as "Lucilo," has made herself one of tho foremost dress-ex-pcnents and creators In the world. A Matter of Slow Growth. THE change from the Burke to the Bradstreet rating in regard to WONDERFUL HELEN KELLER SAYSSHE IS A SOCIALIST Curtain of Deafness and Blindness No Longer Thick and Merciless-A ,Decp Thinker. IS KEEN BELIEVER IN VOTES FOR WOMEN Nothing Else Will Make Them; Feel Proper Responsibility - Her "Stunts." "P the peerage has been a matter of slow growth. Earl Granville was perhaps the first who condescended to sell to plebeian manufacturers the Iron that was no longer needed solely for broadswords, since when the Earl of Dudley has also become an Iron merchant. Lord Londonderry has taken to selling coal, and the members of tho House of Lords who are not Interested in the liquor business have become easier to tount tlian those who uro so concerned. The Countess of Warwick is one of the ladies wlio were not content to Bee the brothers and husbands run off with all the family unterprlze. Having put her � fortune,into, Warwick Castle the. - Countess runs It as a company. Lady Henry Somei-set is also in many businesses, though in. a semi-charitable way, while Sir Blundell Maple's daughter inherited an upholstoiT shop, end Lord Burton's daughter runs a brewery. She Likes Canada. WHEN Lady Evelyn Ward decided to enter the business world, Canada held out greater appeal than did the mora crowded field in tho Old Cotmtry, where she had been halt owner of a small bualness with a verj' select patronage, "We have been In Canada only three months," said the proprietor of the Bloor.street shop to The Star Weekly, "but so far wo like it very much in-fleed. I have just returned from Paris and Intend to go over every year and bring back my own things." The v/i\ite green-bordered wails and dear old chintz-covered English furniture make a delightful lltllo place in which to talk hats, and Lady Evelyn has some worth talking about, from the quaint litle motor bonnets to the beautiful French shapes with their wine-oolorod paradise plumes or Kitty Gordon blue ostrich fcalhora. Most attractive, too, are the cushions" covered with old brocade or tapMtry bits, picked up in London hopi, the boxes'of Paris, flowers In dennand for evening wear, and the darling little nothlng'at-alls-bows and band! and knots and beads-that iflom to,say the last 'word of completc-neas for one's costume of tho moment. Perhaps the loveliest things are the bits' of embroidery and Irish crochet, , the collars, the tea cloths, pillows, and baby dalntlnesBes made by the girls Sif:  homo by Lough Eirne. Two Iruh AMistanU. Kiy^V . mi>t)ier is eo particular, to _ iVi hftVt) only the very best work In htir sbhoDl," said Lady Evelyn, "and K� you know, there are no cleverer (Insers unywhero than you'll find In Ireland. I've been fortunate enough to get two splendid Irish girls to help me here, and Judging by our experience so far, we^shull do very well Indeed," One quite extraordinary delightful feature of" the lltlo .shop is that the prices are moderate in the extreme. "That Is only business," said the proprietor, "we wish to mark an article at Just what it is worth, no more." After all, I don't believe Thurstanus and this great-granddaughter of his are so far apart as one might think. Do you? CHINESE LAUNDRY Women Outlive Men by 20 French Insurance Statistics Present Interesting � Facts on Longevity of Sexes. THE greater longevity of women than of men is shown by recent French insurance statistics, tho advantage on the tomiulne side being almost one-third. Thut; the- average age at death of feminine annuitants on one company's books is 70. while lor men It is barely 50 .\nother company has several centenarians, all women, on its books These annuitants have already received their money back five or six times over. The company iu thmking of revising its tariff, making the scale for ^ ., , , , .women much higher, things, thus stnklng a balance. He distinguished doctor when asked also hires your clothes out to natives | account for women's longer lives. ATERRIBtE affliction from which Vie suffer in China is tho washman. Ho charges by tho piece, Irrespective of the description of the garment. Consequently, If he i tears your shirt into four pieces you' pay for four, and lose three other] He! By ALLEYNE IREL.V.S'D. LEASE don't speak quilt- so fast, Mls.s Keller. You must remember that I'm but nn ordinary mortal, and my pencil won't keep pace *ith your speech, much less | with the flow of your idoa."." .j Miss ICeller laughed heartily and ^ I tapped mo lightly on the hand-a ges- i ture which she frequently employs 1 j when she wishes to eniphusizo a re- j murk-and said: "Forgive me. I'll try and speak more i I slowly. Everybody tells mc I'm an aw- I ful chatterbox. There-is that better?"! A trivial conversation to record'/ By no means; it Is the symbol of something very astonishing, for 1 was speaking with a lady who. at the ago of | nineteen months, had suffered the complete loss, through illness, of the powers of sight, hearing, and speech. In a general way the story of Miss Helen Keller's life l.s known to , tho reading public through the pages of her fascinating autobiography, published In 1903. 1 shall therefore content myself with paying a tribute of sincere admiration to Mrs. John Albert Alacy (Miss Anno JIansfleld Sullivan), to whose devotion, patience, and skill it is due that Miss Keller Is to-duy a graduate of Rndqliffe, a charnilng conversationalist, and a keen and Interested spectator, of everything that goes on in the world. In order to appreciate the slsniti-canco of the fgllowing interview it is necessary that tlio reader should realize that there.Mat a distinct Helen Keller, that this witty, adroit, and well-informed' woniaii' is In no sense i mere reflection'In tH�'-mental field of -Mrs. Macy or of ahyone else, and tliat so far from being under tho intellectual domination of her friends, she follows a highly independent line of thought, and takes the greatest pleasure In arguing against her friends in .^upport of her convictions. Thinks for Herself. iMAY note two instances in support of this view of Miss Keller's character. In religion Miss Keller follows the teachings of Swedenborg, although no other member of the family and no CANADIANS TO ENTERTAIN KING Lord and Lady Mountstephen^ar� Very Popular With Their Majesties. ' PRINCE OF WALES TO COMETOCANAD, I m In 1914-Mrs. Harc^urt's Novel House Party-Canadian Visitors in London. -^VUsa KELLER'S HOMr - ' which changes from moment to moment in response to her thought, and leaves the general impression of great good humor and kindly inquisltlveness. In speaking -Miss Keller employs her hands freely, with an almost Gallic use of gesture: indeed, her hands, strong, well formed, and nervous, lend an additional fascination to tho wit and readiness of her conversation. Jliss Keller seated herself at her desk, and I took a chair beside her, so placed that she could easily put her fingers to my lips. When 1 spoke she placed her first finger lightly against my lips, her second finger against tho tho side of my nostril, and her thumb against my throat. Just above the Adam's apijle. In the course of an hour and a hairs conversation Miss Keller caught everything I said, with perfect cloariioss, except possibly on hiilf a dozen occasions when I spoke too rapidly, and once when I spoke French, when she explained tluit French was a very difficult language tor a deaf person to hear by touch, a remark which 1 more than suspected to have been a tactful comment upon my pronunciation. Her Voice Distinct. FOR my pat;t. I had no difficulty in understanding everything Allss ed T might find that my own poverty was my own fault." Selfishness of the Few. ISS KELLER laughed heartily. M Keller said, except when her vivacity one among her friends belongs to that I niental alertness ran away wltli her sect: while her adhesion to socialism .j^a she spoke very rapidly. Her voice originated, and still persists, despite no way disagreeable,,its only pe- the fact that her oldest and dearest guUarity being a little excess of dis- by .arrangemeiit with your boy. Hisigairt; methods of washing are peculiar, as | Instance his mode of procedure In washing socks, which he does by putting four or five pairs on his feet at one time and going for a walk in the creek!"-Letters from China, by Jay Denby. WASHING GLASS. ^^t'TER washing glass, rinse it In hot water, and then plunge It into cold water In which a generous handful of starch has been dissolved. Drain the glassware on towels until perfectly dry. Then rub with a soft cloth, and It la done to perfection. Cut glass should be polished still further with a fine, soft brush, which will get into all the cuttings. "Men llvo much harder and smoke and drink too much, even though they rarely work too much. Women are wiser and think of the future, rarely smoke, and drink one tenth as much, while their preoccupations and moral sufferings are much less intense. "At 40 a woman Is in the plenitude of her physical powers, while a man at the same age has probably contracted organic weaknesses which will shorten lite." TO CLEAN SACCEPANS. nXj thoroughly clean saucepans after cooking oatmeal, fill them with boiling water, empty away, and then till with cold water, and tho oatmeal will almost tall away from tho sides of the saucepans. MAXIMS ON MARRIAGE HK MAURY a woman with an even, sweet temper, and you will In-IVl variably abuse her." "Harry a woman with a bad temper, and she will do you an infinite iimount of good; but you t\lll probably never notice the benetlt yourself, though your chastened demeanor will be vastly appreciated by your friends." "To obtain permanent satisfaction from one woman Is difficult. To jitatn permanent satisfaction from many women is Impossible.'' "Whenever a woman stops to admire the tree of knowledge, she should bear In mind that you cannot have your apple and oat It too." "If ever you meet a woman who succeeds In convincing you that you are an exceptionally fino follow, be very, very careful She has far more intelligence than you." ' "I wouldn't marry the prettiest woman In the world, glvjn the op-bortunlty, if she insisted upon doing her own cooking, . 'Marrlago has descrltied as giving half one's food to get tho other half cooked. This U), of course, an abcurd philosophy, since no woman under forty-five can cook, and then she Is fitted for no other ocoiipatlon. There Is neither dlfflouUy nor expense about getting a now cook, but tho same cannot be said about getting one's wife a now complexion." "It Isn't what a girl .really is that a man falls in Igvo with, but what ho thinks she is. When he finda out what she iictunlly Is, liu hldea his hopeieBs boredom In baggy trousers, doubtful collars, earth-quttke-pattern lies, and other abominable signs of a destitute ambition." "There are only two kinds of men who wear a collar for two days- those who don't know any betler, and those who do. All the latter arc , marrloa."--Lettpi'tf from Chliia, by Jay Denby, friend, Mr.s. JIacy, whose Influence must have been greater than that of any other person with whom she has been brought In contact, is strongly opposed to tho Socialist movement. The only preparation I had for my talk with Miss Keller-who, It must be remembered, is still totally blind and totally deaf-was that 1 was told that when I wished to speak to Iinr I must let her place her fingers against my lips. Miss Keller's study is a large room, with ample accommodation for hooks, a flat-top desk in that stale of confusion which tells of dally work not to be Interrupted In the mean ser-I vice of tidy habits, two ordinary typewriters and one typewriter for printing Braille, the embossed writing used by tho blind. Tho decorations at'e simple; at one end of tho room a half Ufo-slze statue of the Venus of Mllo, and hung on the walls a number of plaster cnsl.s, uhiefly In the form of placques In high relief. Tho anly indication that tho study was that of a blind person lay In tho enormous size of the books which filled tho shelves to overflowing. Here wero Shakospearo and Charles Lantb, Boswell, t:;arlyle, Swedenborg, 'J'hack-oray, Barrle, Meredith, and Green's ".'^hart History," to name a Saw which caught my eye. Bui thoy were all clothed In an unfamiliar form, for, being printed either In Braillo or lu raised letter, "Hamiet" la us bulky as the largest old-fash'loned Bible, and Gre'^n requires a; shelf four foot long, with two feet between tho bottom and the tlnctness and a marked separation of tlfe syllables In long words. This Is offset, however, by a perfectly natural variation In the pilch and tone oC the protesting hand, and said: "No, no! In yoiir case It must be tho stupidity of the magazine editors who don't ask you to write about all your wonderful travels. But in most cases, poverty can be traced to general economic conditions rather than to Individual shortcomings. "In tho ir.aln, poverty springs from tho circumstances that the mines, the factories, tho railways, tlie'machlnery, and the great resources by T,Vhlch tho people must live uro owned by the few in their own interest, and not for the benefit of the jjeoplo." "You talk like AY. D. Haywood," I laid laughing. , "Well, I take that as a compliment. I'm Blad you think I'm as intelligent as thai." 'I'o leave economics, let nio ask you if you are interested in American politics?" " Of course I am. Every Socialist is. It tlKsro were no politics thero'd bo no socialism. Does it seem strange to you that a woman who can't vote, and whoso work seems to lie so far from the ordinary taslts, should be deeply interested in politics and in tho '';tnove-ment. A head bountifully proporllon-od and of a Mghly Intelleotuul cast is crowned with an abunflanco of wavy, Ught-brown hair. Biit the niost'striking element In Miss .Keller's .appear-anuo ,l8 the mublllty of her.ex)iression, phasls perfectly adjusted to tho thought j In her mind. Miss Keller does not say: "Of course, I am interested in politics," but: "OF COLTRSD), I'm interested in politics." "Now, ask mc anytliing you like," said Miss Keller. "Are you a convinced Socialist, then?" "Indeed I am! I've discussed Socialism with many people, and, of course, I've read a good deal of the Socialist Ittei-ature. t\'hat books? Oh, well, a great many. .Some of those wliich have interested nio must are H. G. AVell's 'New Worlds for Old,' and Hunter's 'Poverty,' and Morris' 'Socialism: lis Growth and Outcome,' and Blatchford's 'Britain tor the British,' and Unter-mann's summary of Mar.x and Kaul-sky'a-yes, K-a-u-t-s-k-y-'Die Kor-dorungon von dor Sozial-beinocratie,' which I h-ave read in German Braille." "What would you say was tho greatest curse from which tlui laboring classes suffer?" "Why, poverty, of course. But, mind you, 1 agree emphatically with iSornard Shaw that poverty is a criniu rather than a misforlunq. Vou remember how ho drives thafhome in 'Major Barbara?' J thlnlj Shaw is a great force In the world of now ideas; hia krjen sarcasm cannot fail to destroy iiiuny of tho faiiaclos and superstitions o� the day." "And how would you define poverty?" "Oh, It means so much! It means facing the world and tho vlols.^ltudes of life unprepared. It means want of proper eciulpment, scanty leisure, and a shameful waste uC precious capabilities, it means being cut off from tho full benefits of education, science, and medical assistance." "And what causes poverty'.'" I asked. "Did; you never nsk yourself that question?" replied Miss. Keller. "No; I never dared to, because I fear- Many women today don't know what's going on In politics, hut they, know about the width of the skirt which fashion's decree will compel them to we:ir. imd they know about the latest novel by ".('� i"'i'imhers." "Well, then, will you tell me something iibniil your ocoiqjulions and amusements?" "My work? Oh, I read a great deal, or !im read to. arid then I have written and do write a good deal In the ordinary sense, because of comso I worlc slowly; hut It's a good deal for nie. As a rule 1 read a long time about a sulj.|cct heforo I begin to write. Then I put my thduKhts into shape on my Braille typewriter, and finally 1 make fair copy on an ordinary typewriter, "As to my nmustments, I gel great pleasure from a good book, a good comedy, and a good l'rl(Micl. But my gi'caleHl oii.joyinent is In .Nature-In thu treu.s, lUc. flowers, and llie gra.ss. riioj' aiford mo something boiler llinn mere amusi-inont. Wlion I tool wearied by llio mlsoiy and Ignorance which somoUmos vmwn to bo (he only things In tho worlil-when 1 tool like thai X go out of doors .�md.breathe the sweet, frcsli air, and I'oel llio trees and tho flowers and the grass, and that slrengthenK mo and changes my mood, and T fool again that tho wyrld is moving toward the lilgllest good. OU, and then sometimes I play hide-and-seek with tho children, and 1 generally catch them." Two "Stunts." WE wont out on the cool, shady plaz',ia, where a few of Miss 'XCeller's friends had assembled for afternoon tea!. Here somebody suggested that Miss Keller should do a "stunt." She assented with" groat good humor, and.o&kod what wo would like. y "Oh, I know >yhoi I'll do," she said, "I'll bout out s6m.(! rl'iythms-" ' The difficulty .,0^ conveying a sense of rhylhin to a, person lolaily' dtaif will ho readily opproVlatod. .Vll.fs ICellor gave us samples Of llio various musical rhythms, marking tho beats by clapping iter hands, and changing from throe llmo to four time and back again, chanting wor.ls to tit tie rhythm anl assigning iho proper atccml In v.nrM syllable, as In 'Culll'ornl i' and "Puna mu." . clared^that Mrs. Ilarcourt's Ideas wer� her own property; and could no mord bo stolen than h'er'purse. The Harcourt houso has been dono from basement'to garret in ro.so and p . white,,:anci Its owner has already sent out invitations for:a dinner at which the guests have been asked to present themselves In[ colors to match-thn women- in rose drosses and tho men with rose silk gaslles. To Canada in 1914. OF course there aro all kinds rtimors in tho air about tho  lure movements of tho Prlncoj �\V'ales. Nothing definite has been t'i yet, bu^ there is under consldora| a plan send him to Canada inl spring of 19H. If he goes to '| Dominion ho will probably bo mei Montreal by the Duke of Connau and accompanied across the cont;' \ |, || to Vancouver by his uncle. l-lJ ( stop, some time in the eastern c ] and will do some big game hunting-i., j tlie Canadian Rockies. From Van- ii couver he will travel by a British war- ) ship down tho west coast of tho United State.s, through tho Panama Canal, drop In at Jamaica and then baclc tu  England. " t A Royal Visit. 1 BROCKET IIALL,. tho seat of Lord ;j and I,itdy Mount Stephen, will bo. | visited in the l.atn autumn by Kin|;.| George, who will be. accompanied by Queen Mary. This will not be the flrsl time that Mount Stephens h.avo been lionored by a visit from their Sovereign.'!. Two years ago their Miijestiea spent soni