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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 18, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THEIR RAILWAY PORTERS JUST A LITTLE v TOO INTIMATE IN THEIR MANNERS Canadian Woman Relates Her Experiences in Pullman Sleep- ing Cars, Which are a RELIC OF BARBARISM Compartment Car the More Privacy Needed for Women Travelers. fe. M. K. EVEN Defore darting to'relate my grievances I em overcome with a of !la uUcr for who evtr taw a negro porter read- Ing a newspaper.'" And he has plenty of opportunities, loo. Everybody on train buys ycsterday'R home paper, nnJ, even though It costjs five times Ii3 Blrect value, ho always haves. It be- hind him when departs, for the edification ot the porter, fcut doca th'e latttr tvc-r take advan- tage of this gift unless (t to resell Now Juat you rat If sitting down In your Pullmnn chair with a copy of your favorite paper fresh from the printers. It is only one on board and you know it. You have just glanced at Ihe eporllne news and ure counting on working your way back to the leadtcg editorial by thu lime ycXi reach Hamilton, irhin thf p-orter to you and aayi: "'Scuae me. tiii, but that young lady over there iranU to know If cht PAH borrow your paper for a minute. you arc s, perfect gentle- because you too io comply, and yuung lady ksepa your'piper all the trip and never even says 'Thinlc j nice! VVfcai- really was this: hand- Ing him ten cents, "Just If you can get a. Star.'' ths porfex with the paper, and she why thnt good-loolc- ing at "her BO! Too Busy to Read THE porter la too busy to -read ths paper. is constant- ly active" In bruehJng duit from other people's coats on to or.hjttlnie you vlflleqtly wllh other people's va- Uses, or-dptngvup the laundry (and ln- cidcntaUj'-a collar and handkerchief you'have lift. which .he arranges "on the floor just when you want io" got' Inlp ;the pdfes3lng-rcom. And'ytt.ho IB always aaiccp when you COME NOW, WHAT ARE .YOUR LITTLE PECULIARITIES? e All Have Our Eccentricities Has Mania for Collecting String, "I Jtavc ftc-fce been from dreamt to': set bit Mocfc fact cuitom. However, I had left behind me -4 hahd-erabroldervri dreusing-Jacket, a. lace- boudoir car trimmed with pink rlbbont, a, nail file, and a toothbrush; "What USA a negro porter could make of .these nr- tlclea I do not k'now, But apparently he wanted them, for I telegraphed la Ihe next station, deicrlblng Item in detail and giving.the number'of my compartment and name of the car; they were reported "not to be found-" On two I have doubled ths in recog- nUlon of kindness ind courtesy shown me liy porters. A Relic return from th tion "carl smoking', or observa- .._ Ho Is' usually 'rude, too, particularly lo ladies who have the reputation of tipping less than' men. On two occa-r i- tons T have omitted to tip the porUr entirely, onco when he brolto my um- brella. and sent my nightgown to the wash, and on another llrhe when he to_wake me before I reached my destination. Only 'when I had holf-claJ on to the- station platform and the train was receding did I d 1? cover that I hud omitted thts 1-t HE relic of tarba ras to me a and a hold-up game for the raHvrdyV. Two-fifty a night fur a" apace big enough' to He In. an utter stranger-Ajbpve you! across from you, quite id thin reach; no pafe wherein to put your beiojigi.nss, anil only 'a graen curtain ,to' shield your modesty, marked'by. a, number that in JndiEcernabte In. lights, I was price three a.m. by having- a drcss-sujiJeasfl-thrWri "vio- lently on thi by a'-most respectable young man" who had mistaken hls'caY.- To protect you from and rob minister .tq your neens In sickness, you have porter, It ia the porter who is the of- fender. I have Iwlca been "awakened from dreams to eeo face cToisc to mine and bo asked If 1 rang, or. did he get my ticket. his usual-way of wakening- you In'i thV.mornlrig- is to pi nch'your thigh I Why does the "pprlcr. Til leap his coat TWO-CtfARMINC PRINCESSES OK'RUSSIA OK course, (he compartment the ladies' dressing-room? he smoking-car, the men's wash'-room, bis own cupboard ae On nearly evory trip I hear ladles italn of porter entering; without thtre are no locks on .the they dressing. Once vhen 1 was ihe only woman paiaenfer m a car, and was revering in the bought of having the dreasing-rooi myself, ihe porter came In' three Imps whilo I was doing my hair! I am not sdvocating.female porters iul decent, courteous men, preferablj white. I havcn't'thc least objection fo olored waiters, and quite appreciate at times the.friendly, sociable chamc- er of the negro, but for 3. heir manners are too -Inltraale. Compartment Cars.' the beat solution" is cars. I had Ihe delight of sleeping In one between To ronio and Montreal, but coropartrneh sieeptng-cara are rare in this auppos edly progressive country, though" Ihr are the only kind" known abroad. have also enjoyed the J when 1 have had''a com mnlpn to stare it wjlhibie, but- s more thar. an ordinary" peri on afford to pay for a bed. A. poor young man of my aciualn :ance who disliked the idea rof "hi beautiful wife .traveling alone.'C com muted, tho extravagance of a aiatcroom. She locked dnbr.tha light, but vfk'o up lo see the porter I her room. (Of course he had a-ker.) "What, aro you doing, porlerr1 asked. "Jes1 an extra pillow from yo upper berth, he said. -Some time litter ho came he room again with another excase sh could never tell why. 'I have come t the conclusion that they are aeldon dangerous, nnJ, .considering their "op portunltles. .tolerably honeet, but how long shall we have lo submit horrible Indignity of It? An elderly, lady who came to: vlilt us arrived early m tho morning'In'a state of great exhaustion.'- v "A drunken man who had thc'berth above me fell out In Ihe nlght.r she told us. ag; bei "Well ira'm. If hf> falls oul araln I'll give you one" ho said. So I ray arrako all night hoping would fall crjt. Nine o'clock BedtnW HAVE- met with a. great1-- maty BUTTONS A PASSION {CATHERINE LESLIE. THE of the- cur little wtaicneeaes would U be more heritable- to eay Is jio accounting for. At least cannot account for them ourEelves, lourM Iho'- person who set cftnllflcally to work on s'jch a sub- plight furnish us n-Ith a3l manner f. aqci? sfral authority for our pt-cuHar- lEes. Take Jane, for example.- She ia erffictly normal Individual, calm, com- jnonienseful.wlth large views o5 things tight of anyone cutting the [ring of a parcel, Insu-a-J of untying ie knat, will excite wrath ts noth- rijj eUo will. -She Is afflicted in the raiilst of'hcr all-pervading sinliy he. mania for collect Ing string-. She vlll pick ana pick at a knot, with a pa- lence. Ihat'ls mnd- to (lie order to aye- two fnthes of ha hjV not paid, by the way. When he comes off she winds it care- ully into a coll'or a'akein, tlea if, (mi ecrejea 'It fu some place where no tof. her family, given to pttty TYPICAL DRESS HfORN BY C1RL WORKERS IN EKCLISH TOBACCO FIELDS Invented to Prevent Leaves Being Spoilt by Skirts HE photograph ehowE the unique d ress of girl tobacco workers on Major Whltmore's tobacco farm Melh-void, Norfolk. kick (n nature? A tnv Till find it If at any time you i'in.need of string, don't Janld us. "The back gain, and I snld I must have "another VIOLET VANBROUGH. ilEN' do not know" how toj drcsF. In Paris, Ljmdon. New; York, !t is Modern" clothes are aru unccmfortable and un- Frequently hideoua- Ytl women wear them. life verj- porters, but they' live thfs surprising1. Thejr'-" sleep has to be snatched at odd and I suppose they seldom '-rest In a comfortable bed, I sym- pathize with thorn to pome for 1 naver sleep well 'on a conw- alien (Jy I like to retire as pos- jr'.ble 'and get up quite early, It annrjys me excessively to be pat to bed at nme. 1 -One lima I was returning from const. J hid r.eglecteJ move "my V-etoh fonvanl an hour at the. si.iljon, so it !c cislit- bjal'allihs berths In thccarwcro nvtdoup except mjnc- One or.tsvo ladlas had mildly re- mrmstratcd but none had objected till he came i-o me. "lt'5 your lurn now." he sfltd.: "N'ot yet, ijorlr-r, 1 don't want -I [o'bcd till tfn." 'Can'l be helped, got to have It made Then with art "ilr of deepest Injury. "I've been tfn a long tlmo and ynn'nj tho firet kidy IIUI Then I the .obscrv car. and It was quite loveir. on (he back filalform. On- my re turn Ihe JEghlA were lowered almost extinction anct I slaygered T ween long of ba lie cur- liolnc; careful not to lilrch Into them and wako tho The Two Eldest Daughters of the [ICOLAS OF RllSSIA. Kmpsror and Aulocral of all tho (o.glva him his real title, has flvo cliKJren, of whom rho two eldest sro presented ;fe. These the Grande Duchefso Olsa Xlcolalcvna, who .KOS. born at ;arkolo Selo on November 3, 1895, art! the Grande Tallana who was born at I'ctorhof on May 29, 1337. TJie ilninger lldren arc the Grande Duchessa Marie, who wng born In" the- Oronfle chMse Anaslasfe, who was born In "1S01; flnd'th-J Orapcl the i'f throne, who was horn In 130-1. Both the I'rlriceiw Olga and thfc jlnceM .TftlTana firo cnloncls of In Hupalfi. needless" lo say, very chfltnilnff In (heir military I'rlntcss OJgA as a colonel iHuisars, ihe rrinccss.Tatlftn.a a colonel of Uhtani, ,at aver objected fo my getlfnr s .lla rtEtl" as I so often been passers-by, At by room rtoor I cllmhM over ej -of celled lintTi, the tables hu' arxl given place to rows. of whcri waiters were to the nlgM, with the of food hovering about and I bftd been Vlcklng agalrwt my Then more rows of CTecn till finally entering a colonlti ear'! saw that T hid too far. I rmri fiiiltft forgotten 'tho rny and my ticket In trii berth hul in view of t'no fact thM spicy magazine slorfcs hiyo 'been Written wllh ihlfl. you' will to. thftl I found It-ln erd. thinks lo my t Vanbrough, ihe Clever English Modern Clothes are Absurd, Uncomfortable, and Some Day Some Will Be Courageous Enough Fashion and Clever Enough lo Evolve a '.Coslume Bo'.h Sensible and Charming, ie fashions are llko snd con- re ntlons. We- must follow t hem 01 outlaws and _ .-Yet I am sure that some day some women K'ill be courageous enough .to defy faahton and clever enough to costume thai will both sensible and- charming. It hni been the" styles irfe grpwlr.p woraj every eometmng piujt be done understand the art of dressing much" belter than women. "They have ;hclr.hntr cut close so that II Is eaall> clean. Their clothes' do nol hum- per their movements. They have pockets for their handkerchiefs and Ihelr'- money- They .have plenty'of liocketaj They have no pins In' llietr tiafr and no pins In their hots. When the wind blows they pull their hats Jowh'on their Do you Ihlnk a man would ever gel anywhere If he went in high-heeled holding on his hat with'one It and and holding up his. train, with Ihe a hatpin sticking Into his head on one side and a hairpin on the- other? Riding in Motor HAVE seen women riding in mo _ _____ ____ not step up Into" a street car. 'vviiat "an-they do? Onp hears of many ac- cidents becati'sa of these tight skirts. Vet women wear them. It cannot" be >ecAUHe'thcy'lLko ur.comfortabla nd always In danger. They nre nfratd defy the faahlqn, and no one has shown jhem clothei. thai were both sensible and, The PanUJpon Skirt. X Paris they .frtcd to Introduce the pantaloon fiklrtj but womtn would (pr cars ahd wearing great plumed I hats Ihat no number of pins could keep cling lo them frantically wllh both hands. They tie them on with blsr veils thai fly Into ih'clr eyw and'get Into their moiiths, and they Ihelr faces, wondering whe- ther, 'he wind will their plumes- Do they enjoy the ride? Why do they go? Or why don't they dress for It' Blir' hats are not comfortable' Yet All.women wear them.. 1 have worse hats anybody- "We muai ie rt We cannot breaU he >inwortntico 'of The and happy 'a -wornart'lsMn' thV' ppy i- world the more thoroughly It; How do you think -plclurwof" women of to-day will people.7'- a hundred ycar< from now! ;