Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 25, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
AGED MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE VICTIMS Of THE DREAD DRAGONS OF MODERN CIVILIZATION Scores of Them arc Waiting to Get Into the Homes for the Aged. CHARMING-'PHOTO OF MISS CLARA B. MARTIN DIFFERENT IN CHINA Where Children are Proud of the Number of Old People in Their By E. M. S- WHEN th? modern Saint Oeo: out en motorcycto to rescue princease'i chained tip in caverns cnlledi social wrongs, ho pricks the first pan of the dragon spoa until the creature stirs laz- Ity. Then the saint finds It's name to Modern Civilization, and he counts heads shooting unlll he becomes tiitEy and fnlnt. Kach head he cuts c-ff causes a hundred more to spring fur Hi, none of wlitth he can under- stand, so ho sheathe his little sword, Itretends he didn't mean to hurt tho drayon. whu IB a nice cultured feNow, all, and turns his cycle home- easing his conEclfccca by caJHoR his anccstorB namcf. r'or c-xample. there Is the prlnctss called "A eed Mo t hera and Fa thers." Why'is It that each of the Homes for the In Canada has a long wait- ing list, and every day there ccnvs to the tloor some ahakinjr, mother OT- father, who" bens admission to the home, not as d-sen-Ing It, but a be on to'some unworthy petition- er? Why is though these fr.th- era and mothers of our country oro a vacation evoiy summer, ihey very nfteti come IremV ling back to the, quiet lately of these frorcn 'and frightened from tbeir brief venture Into the -world they liclped to mate? Memory ol a Kisc sure the Almighty will an- 1 swer my'prayers'and help me to set In said grandma eighty-two yesterday in the hallway of one of the largest of Canada's Homes, "i went to our wife last week and she 1> going to try and get me In, My, she was that kind. She klised me- Yes ehc did, just M If I her own mother.'1 j .-And grandma imiled through fcer nearly blind blotf eyea, treAsuring this memory In her isntly heart; "I'm Hying.' with my stepdaughter ojid ahe rambled on; "I know my way back all right-1 Kfet off at the corner wnoro the church I (Jon't know the name of the" street, but the corfduclor put q'me cff. The alreets are so dreadful" now. Everyone IE in -such a hurry. Tea, thank you, I'll Juat WOMEN BREAKING FASHIOPTS BONDS To-day She Is Picking Here and Theft What Will Suit HER IDEAS or BECOMING DRESS PROGRESS IN DRESS From Days of Cave Woman Until, Has Given Her Present High PJace. MISS CLARA BRETT MARTIN PIONEER WOMAN LAWYER Special Bill Had lo'Bc Passed Ontario Legislalure So SluJtj Has Made Success of It. have a drop of tea." The superintendent of this home By IREXiJ B. WRKXSHAL.L. VKIl since thq good old days when 1 Portia relgnsd supreme the Judgo'e fi.eld of law has nevar been conaltlered 0'iaside Ihe that achieves, but no trace, bitter- ness. It Is great above .the spirit of retaliation after .meeting.' an oppoEition that exhausted -ob- structive device, but the always afford to be By MADQt: ELUOTT. UCH JIM been' said about the folly and of woman's 'drew. But let us think for a her drcsa la not as Lily aJid frivolous aa It Is tafd to be. Tuke _the cave woman. :fcr con slated of an uncured skin of fiomo wild ani trial, it was raw and unpleasant to look at, and had, you niay.be aure no subtle sachet con- cealed .about it. H wes far from dur- able, for Uia rains would stiffen it and the'heat'would cauac U to liacay. And aa for the that dtiin'l counl, HO .other woirun was any belter It served the eole purpoue of pro- lection, but covered htr IEJS and be- lier not so well aa U ba-l the Least from whom It had bttn torn. Ko much lor the drew of the so-called golden age. Now lake- the fuhfur.aUo woman of her way to the oitra. for In- Etance., She la wrapped In beautiful furs. These priceless relts have been cured; dressed; and matched. Thty lost so long that they roay be handed" 'down as -heirlooms In her family. They have tctn adjusted to fair figure. They have bet-n adapted to hor" individual stylo. Never did thty fit nnd_8u1t the illtie creatures From they were any better than thcj- fit and suit her. look at the Stalls of their making. They nre lined with richest silks, and chiffons. The pre- historic woman never could have dreamed of such dainty textures; but pradiiaJly through the ages her daughters came to require and expect "And what woman has asked for she. generally received. .Think of -the warn that have teen and" the ships that havo heen built; and iho journeys lhat have been made, and the men that have lolled and se fabrics might _ --------nd. Such: indeed. Is the.progress of the human rarp. j These beautiful fura. too, are with-cotton. .Perhaps the prehistoric woman may have plucked a cotton boll for _thc little urchin behind her. to. play with. hu[ she had no more Idea of the of vrarmth and comfort .concealed within it than the the agitation-IriBrltaln foment to the _. .aw drew from" Miss Martin a brief review, of perience, and a lucid explanation T of the "position of the Issue both-there here. 1 "The Bench'crs of OnUirio when" first presented with my Baid XMss Martin, "that a in English law, did.not Include a .Jrbrnan. and lhat they had no power to adrf.U me as a student.- ,ThtR..necessitated moving the Legislature to In the permissive form permuting them to admll women, has eyes that love all her "Old Vnd Instead of a shadow fiha steins toj Vf.ive. a trail of sunshine along the hall aa she passes. Tel, In the ffrlp of the dragon, we admit that the old folks are unbelievably fortunate In having these homw to come to. see i uy of arc Fa old that they aro difficult to man- age. And come of them come from Fmall homei where U wouldn't be pus- tibia lo give them all the comforts and medical carp they need. Besides Iho young folhs want to go out and have si good Urne. and they can't he cx- lifectcd to slay hcme and lock after old pet-pie all tho time, then "when they nre hero thty are alt old together and tliey don't feel their age as It .they had younger peoplp to compaie thcm- seKfs wltht And there aren't any grandchildren to them-" Another Dragon's Head SHADES of the ren lo teeae Hut la of the dragon's heads, (n the dnys of fairy tales when gran- ila ds and grandmas were made lo hold little curly heads Uy the fire and [ell them of Just pretend dragons till [heir young blood frora and they had t'j petted lo bed, the children hadn't any nerves or germs and their fathers and mothers weren't working ilx days nnd seven nights o week lo kerp up wtlh the arid buy ratline for the automobile. Toronto who have r.iusedv the old folkj to Took on the "irnme" 'oretaate of heaven, might hive built t coJiy liltle home for grandma just 'where tha now garago Is planted. Jn China, ihe missionaries we send lut tell us It Is a burning diegrace to :be head of the family If any of "atmcers ard r.ot living under his foot The larger the roll-CAll at br; all fast, the honor has that nem.'-lhouKh It fft'npl to make like rather strenuous for the father Mdcjjt Ban may be- Ai they :do the old folks come In use- ful jiow and then in tho way of ad 'ice. Dot they are mod irn civilization has only managed t the Wealth for eountlCE3 gen- crude or false Ideas, It has run to thlslKtcIs of folly' and Immodesty. It has "been crowded --by; of vanity afely decoratpd, They hive Jeweled i. of RTfat value, they "huve frilla .rare lace, nnri l or st'Xen cord- thai havo come anufacturc of ____ TTieh.' oftentimes, these fun are and extravagance. So wonder eo much jjea -nrltten against dicss. for women themselves 1 furrilEhod .tlia texts. A of Horrors FA a WON: plates centuries might'well have bctn iriken chamber 'ot horrora. Think of Queen Elizabeth in her mrinslroua ruff ani Iron-bound farthingale .Think of ihe tower-like "coiffures of tho day of liyce do not add to the warmth nf the arment. make It and the earpr more beautiful. Thus to gain 'anty has lipcome one of the objects .woman's feminize beauty EO adonied is i Inspiration. As It has pained In Te- nement, so has the race oecome more ulMvated. The savage of the A MODERN EVENING GOTN PARIS 5TYU5H Mf 'DTOME AfiE Good Queen Anne, that were reared of falsa hair and paste- of the inappro- priate dcslrns they .'displayed, such as a full-rigged ship, or. a sceno from mythology. Think, too, of the unclcanline.-s they concealed. It sonr.etlme'a seems as if for one beautiful and appropriate etyle gained, a thousand deformities had to be tried nnd rejected. Why has this progress In dress been so slow and difficult? Principally be- tor t to think Adapting Parisian Fashion Fads So Canadians Can Wear Them of the Chinese shoes. What It is said onlri be worn, has been worn, Wo- an's'position..- too, hag encouraged B hnbit.of ImltAlfon; She wos at at atmoEl a slave. Tier rolmi tvas a jject mind. It natiirclly liose dwelt. In feminine appare e quick to take advantage .of thl 1 By B. D. T. old for work and the. ..c.i crndlca of llieLr black velvet, point do Venlso type of worn an who couJ d ook stately with a mop In Her hand. bacJtjrround of a luxarlDus salon and ihe foreground of pattern gown-lengths Bhlmtnering themsclvw out of French named boxes, she la the a-la-mode-ftsi, Parls- bulltost yon-' ever drearned about! i France announced the lead- pencil" fisrure, the draughtsman's spedaJ. "When sofloned the outline, Madame's w'ero (he last whirl In .chicness. Xow ;hai-Paria calls for tho silhouette a la. carrdti iho wide-hipped, effect attained Madame 13 as Ihough Ihe Soeurs themselves had created ,er on purpose, Isn't whal fills the e.x- luslv'e chairs In MadamVs exclusive And lhAl what writes the -exclusive figures in Madame's chircic-book. JIali non. Midnmo occupies Oie top step of the dreesmOierB' o' drcmms be- cbufa: irar.slnto Tails Into TorontOTiesB and tone, down FiClh Avenue Yonge street. Juet now back from New where, If she. had hotighl wha1 ihe ihe'd be ruined. Shi tables and "And we have I The old people BO waiting Hsl all tho'time.! in the s.ift-ty and comfort of the I'ftoy Tovc lo have tljfsy can lock own rooms it want to- nn'1 rJoora.. wMo Tnils, plonly 'A hsat, Hh- of tholr own .Ihiy havo lljcir meals In. oflcn Vet .vlw ctvu they be UrMI? sent public home i The roar of (ho on- ruehlng dragon declares "Yes." fn turn, It roars aloft Ita heads- thfi Joy of youth, the shortness of life. disgust nl old age's all Us forms, Iho survival of tho'- fittest. physical comfort for tht Aycrl, tho hlyh C03t of llvlnr, and fearful struggle In which wo aro nil to gain the things the world mpnt de- ,1.: Kflr ftl! miiGt live within' tfarahol of the trolley gong, nrnl soon Lfiajnovel- of the old home'sffcArt g 0 Inner, jwltli a' "red sun n red fireplace granrtfnlhcr, poasitri Iher great -era In" [iTnres of n fnylh alonfi with ttio doJo, the and 'the osiecpi let's nlclure danger. Thanksglvlni p-jrchased a of a whole an lot. An whjlq' yesterday ahc considered a few of-ritr taking che talked to a ro very laical thing Is th skirl. In the sh ...........J. "all t'-irts 'are shorter much as seven Inches off th flow, hut Ihe5e reli'coatless Ih of Preniet's aro at leflat twelve ti flt Ihd. back. Fremet, >fa6ama explained. Is th of Horrors, the firm of franil ftn'cJtV, iho creator of the Reason nio'sl siarlllng. rolrei (rlvfs lift the t'--i Uie riVorter waa iciJ, "1 was reponglble) for the Bulgarian fever. But when it comea lo eccen- tricity of "cut. It's Rure to hft either Premet Poquln." With hltolicd-up ikirt are worn colhroni. If you don't itnow what they are, looX In your Ancient History for the Grecian maid with Ihe crossed ribbona above her slippers. Flossie J''lfth -wears bronze stocking? that have button holes In them everj of-'iour-intheB and through" those uttonholea she lacee the bronze rib- ont of Her and when ie doris Ihe Premet dklrt with the Ue out of the back, she's happy In ic knowledge that she's nbaut as con- plcuous ES the police' will allow. If er hose .are- "not bronrr, they'll he .aupe, which shade, when lack fihoee, la usfd with gowns of aT olora, even Including white. Wired-oul .tunica are another In entton'of These "little bai- et-dancer "don't reach to thi neea, and arc'stiffcncd out into flow- shapa which the Ion? lim draped lines of the skirt itssi link nway V'Uti cstOnndlnK effect "Oh, yes, he worn In On salrt am e, Ve're maklr i ame of them right how." If nil the big dressmakers have unit d to produce tho'yeg-lop figure. Pa .ulti Is-to be-held rcsponslblo for Ih iQEltlon. In which H occurs, tho back n-your-hcelsj cf ect-thal BUggCEts a supjmrtLig wlnrt I he rear or a great.surprlift Jn front. Among the'other 12-Inc Kktts form'tho prize Innovation one, ijnd a twcnty-four-tnch skirt i he Imirnpfi ,of fl second, while a thir ired fosf fura and Aalrakau-dycd pin and made Into a coat with muff t Thoro'e A srre.it deal of what 1 ca Junk Jewelry1 Ma damn ro marked. "On Fifth avenue you'lVpa lea dollars a siring for A yellow bea it A big as a fifty-cent piece -with great pearl to It and a.blufr T" After that. Over on" Sixth you get It dollar and If a we clever J supposft "she could concoct Hiring The whole ldear course, la to get -just the matchl or daringly unmatchlnR little colo note." Tlio thinp in veils, K.ile praised, will, not show us a hullett crawllnp around Maria's eye and rose sprout Ing out of her rrfouth. T lop part nf fhc 1013 veil Is left n figured, tho h3rds nnd the heasls be! left for the border. t came, through the deference paid by" vornen to Ihosc who piled this art, to >e a sort of a pod. What fashion anld vjis what hail to be done or worn. hough the heaven fell on. the earth. ;csped with dismay. Woman abso- utely refused to think for herself, and o fashion thought for lici', and thus ruled, Became a Mystery t N' conseqiipnciE oi lack of ihouglit." fashlonaWc dress became I and remained a mystery to the- age woman. Why' she put on this and.-. look off tbat was Fo shs did not understand further lhan it wag the style to do This'sUte atiil continues hut with, a difference. By looking back fifty or a hunrtrc-d years we are to see thnt. the tyranny ot fashion Is breaking from the of Us nohaense. To heed II very much la becomlng'-juat as Impossible for women as !t now. is'J for them not to have property or minds.: of their own. Since the modern woman" is to mtnaEC her husbnnd, her husband's. family, and their own family, It seems-, likely that she may1 manage her own1 styles of .dreys. She listens just as eagerly as ever, b'.it she picks here and-' there. Instead of swallowing It whole. The mystery Is fading away before the light of refined taste- and common By means two atributes each and every woman should be able_'lo'. cllnff. From making'what tliev dorcd to make, they came to maki iat thy chose, and to order It to b irn. Hence the tyranny of fashion ils fashion, aa It's very name sign! prSler'wayTf opcordlnjr to that hlfh, shloning apparel, or the art of dress- I eat standard-her Ideal self.. ULLMAN PORTER DEFENDS CRAFT AGAINST ATTACK By P- C, H.. S a Canadian railway porter I wish to answer the article ap- peering on this page last weeh- he lady who wrote It will now-bfl bis to Ete that some porters do read nee In a while and lhat.il would-be mjiDsslble for her qr him to boird'a aln in these modern times and not he. ble lo procure but one newspaper. I want It strictly uhrteralood that I m sneaking from my knowledge of inadlan porters. The porters on these. ..trains havo a emulation of helns the most coorlcous, -ell-mannered, and Intelligent set of sn. Quite a few are young men earn- ,.R enough money to'pursue different ludlsfl and quite n few. are'tnen who avc eradualed from Schools arid col- eges nnd are earning enough to start pract hcp_ Som ewh'ere, of courre here may be n few who are surly ard IOL well mnnnrred. If there arc they not last long, ns courtesy from Its rnploi'cs Is one the advertised fe.v of the railroads of this country ri 5f. K. claims lhat there is only the ,rter -to protect you from assault and robbery'" necOs ii slcknfss If all puWisned In pa' ptrs the help that porlcn havo been (i cases of this klr.d ond Ihe great nurn ber ol them who have been maimed tor Hie in helping passengers. I think the public's eyes would be or.entd. "B. M. K." seems to be a lady, 'She cornpialn'a about porters not knocking when they enter dreeslng rooms. Now I know she Is wrong.'.-I hftvs utood dressing room doors fof as long 03 five minutes knocking at Intervals without an answer. Now' those rooms have to be kept tn a clc.inly slate lor the nee o( all have never found rtofo than one wo'mln out of a: hun- dred who tries tn leave them In the cleanly condition they flnft tntm. i ts left dirty and towel B all over he If we waited for every one o get through cleaning before vft wiwit n there, before the last one finished he room would be in ft venture to say if a porter came to uie door'wllhout being or and saw a lady In there'he make it his business to so In, for' any- "E. if. K." claims that compartment and drawing-room cars are raro In ibis_ progressive country. Thero Is'bot-ii--- ;raln thai leaver ihe, Union [hat does not 'nave cjther one other. When you buy a drawing-room 'or compartment that la your htimo until you leave the train.1 Of course, a porter depends upon lit- erallty of the traveling public. A prlr vale room Is one of his Docs not common a ens a tell you that ho would be very fooIlEh to take a key tn the middle of the night, open that door, and' enter without being called., and expect lo get something In morning? .Why he knows that his position would nol last a minute and. either man or woman would be lied In shooting him on the spot The aMcrtfon of the.kind this lady Is fc'oTIsh on thfi face- of Most sleeping cars contain twelve sections and total of'twenty-seven, beds'. If the porter can work fast, It takeij It lf ;eaat two or two and .a ha__ _ complete a car.- If he should watt uu til ten'o'clocfc to start you tha lisl perao'n would gel to bed. la no for anyone to bed at any certain hoijrs while are In motion. There, "are.- uittMtr." tnbugh vacant sections to busy from the he sla-J- hns finished. t would like t! untlf'M as ns. to know the lady made complaints to. nwa. ol the ilceplns departoent the sleeping car conductor. In ol that train because rallroads'dp ntt tolcrnlo Inlimicy or larhlliarlty 'wild., pasjengers under any. and the oihcr porters do not suffer for his iv'i-'