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LINES ABOUT WOMEN

[By OSACHAHF.N.] Mrs Blaker. wife of tho town crier of Chertsev (Surrev. England!, has been appointed" to that'office while her husband is serving with liis regiment at the trout, Mrs Riaker, who wears a. unifonn of tho (feoruiau perhul. is nr-hably the only female city* ericr in the three kingdoms. Annuis:'the ratcpnvers and councillors of Worthiuj,' th.ere is said to be strong opposition to tho ('lection oi Mrs Ellon Chapman, a member of the Town Conned, as Mayor. Sixteen members—half of the .■ounci!--ha.ve signed a memorial to_ tho Mayor slating their intention of nominating" Alderman White, an ex-Mayor. The only objection to Mrs Chapman is that she is a, woman. The Russian women are not only anxious to help their brothers to detent thf> common enemy, hut are proving t- 1 the wrld the falsity of the statement that women cannot tight. Among those who served with the colors in Roland is Nadesteda Ornstskv, a. thick-set. well-educated Sen-son. miiliun from Archangel. She it was who passed as a man throir,-!i the second jiart of the Mauchurian cani]iaign. and wa-s praised for her courage by^(Jen-e----ra 1 (JuiVenhei-.z- She took part in the battle in South Poland at the cvj[ of September. A girl of 20, named, Liuba T'jiiiek. was present at: four engagements in" Eastern Prussia and Western Roland. and w:\- v:oi\v.<k<\. A peasant woman who was killed at Unmbinneu had donned her husband's uniform and impersonated him, hec-ui-e lit' shirked tho summons to jom the colors. Following up Lord Kitcheners appeal to the pulilic not to encourage the soldiers to drink. Mrs Frames Barker, formerly "f the Waitaki. but now resident, in England. is asking " Tominv " himself to "take the pledue" while he is on a-live servn-e. In order to eiicoui'auo thorn in this step Mirs Fark-:' has issued ;i. l»adu'o to l" 1 worn inside the men's iackets. 11ns bad-c. which, at Mrs Parker's request. is ben:-;' distributed to the Army tbnuiub the medium of the Salvation Army, bais her brother's initials. " K. of K.." ami in size is ;i trifle larger than a sixpence. " American men that amount to anything u'ive their wives verv little v\ themselves," is tho bitter eumplah'.t of -Mrs Grace Atherton. the American novelet. Th.e v.-i'll-to-do y.-omen of Edinburgh i i'.ave liecn snnpicmentinj the various war j funds in a somewhat novel manner. 'Timy | took trait, tb>wcrs. and vegetables from { tie- greenhouses and gardens', tilling their | m 0:..: i.-rrs with them, and sold these I art:e!-\s bv auction in the ehief thoroughI fares of the S, ottisl' canital. Very sno- ! -Cafial sums were raised.' I T.he P.ishfip of Birmingham, in a- Inter 'hear women whos" hndiandr are at the war at" I :..!cli;-t'd to me in the publie-Fouc Jo j lai'.'e a prnjiortmn of trie a-llowauee thev jvr-eive. 'l V-eliove this to be exaggerated. ! and I have made som-'wbat careful ;n----i .piiries, at)-! eannot ibid full couuriiiaiion t nf th.- ivpon-s. But I can well believe 1 that there is some truth in the >tate- ; nifirc Wiiea von bear in mind t!'e ! addr-d repp'.insihilities thrown upon wive? i a.nd mothers jun now. when you think of ono can reati.-e liow they fly to the j.ahli--house, not mainly perhaps in order to drink, out in order to get some kind of social tone') with their neighbors." i The death occurred .it l'urtev ll.oiitlon) j on o.,tci-rr 30 of Mrs Archibald Mac j Kirdy .Olive Christian Mrivcryh tiie wellj knrv.n writer and so-ial worker. She was 1 an Indian bv birth, and arrive! in Er-,-i land in 16'">9.' Am ,-;- th-- poor of the Ea.-t ; Eu.l .-in v,-as alte.-tiou.-irclv ftvied "The iTrlnc-ese" i "We ivaut for this cireat national ■ trained nor-e o;' exs-eptireial abihtv, -\l:n ! ,-oidd hold all the threads of vohmtary I war nersinc in her hands: who. working i in ton -h -ith the milit'i'v autk.oritivs ■»f | all the Alli--s' -omitrios. and heh'cd by ;.u i r-\p.ert ■■■ommitt"". could .=••-• n,l ,e,; at an ! lioiir's noti'-e emereeu'.-y units of trained. I adaptable worr'-n for scrxice at any place | where they ere ocded. Th" need is too i ur.:-.'t'.t for any muddlin; and o\'erlapoinj. I ami there is no nbe e for the amateur or i the [uo-.ortT.-t B-rs-u. In fict. we want ja wonuui Kiteb"!!",-, to ■ o-nrdinate all the I voluntary agencies that surmlv nurses for I th" wounded:." i - -EuJi-'o-o-.-ufs D.-iukiug Habits. ! The 1 hii f r-muuissionrr of Police in i l.onrlo;; Ire c;;!,:! pointed attention to | the preval'-ne" e; early inorrin;; driukin.;: j on t ■)•-' j-art of v.-oroen. ami has apnetiled i to the l,c-u-ed Vi.-uailers' ('intra! RroI cection Society to assist in mitigating the I thin- :'' 11!-- iri--;.leu!-. : .''!f harm resulting j by* pol'e- observation.' Mo;-t me-'dieis : of wen- so.iety will 1-. j-repared to ad- ' iug in":!;.- e-i'rly"n'art. of'tho day must '■ nee: ;];.■;;: ;,.;■ r.h.'i-- home duties and | to do v.-ha* 'eav be in th'-ir )inwor to society .-sn, through, their members, in- ■ t'-oaw' tie measure.--, needed to remove i bl -■ '• '" e-riiiv. ic ici! not'bo ne.-efsarv ! ;'■-•'.■ me to take it . tion. and they will : hac-. iu -o .-loing. rim satisfaction of i knowing t'mn thev ar.- rendering a p'th--1 li ■ -rvi--e. It is' ro-e-sai-v that women ■ rh.-oq ~.,? 1,., ..;,.,-.•,.,! botore J1..-.0 a.m. ! it) li'i'tiso-.l hotels, and I appeal to your ! soei, ty to bring this about. | The -a,., olive of the so.-iety strongly adi ail member- of the "trade" to act | '_'•' ti;e (.'bief ('ouimis.-iiuior's suggestion. [ The ivnmdy whiii the ' Nation ' wishes j applied la ..videntiv Stit'e . omroi, for ii j asks : '• Why should nor tie- lar-crmii-'it I treaty the public hma-ea in !h-. 5 ... localities : as they tr-ated the railway companies put tinmi wi.bm ruiblie .ontrol. and or-gaim-e them. 0,. ratirmal tines Then .-very leu-.- would be run with an eye. not to rim publm rmofit. but to thepublic .ouveni-c ~ and advantage." --'■ !!■• Civil to the Eadms." • • At Bniss-ls the ladies avemge the Gerrran attronts m ,->> i agreeable manner. Tiiey have s-c.-0,-,, tll nu .., thniv ] lf . :l ,\. to one side when eon fronted bv any Gorman offi.-er. no matter what his "rank. A few have gone further, and politely obstruct j their n-jssago in th» streets. 'The other I day a handsome Pomeranian subaltern | stopped on the tramway line and impeded j the further progress oh the tram, just for 1 the pl-'asure ..[ .wing ji brought to a I standstill, full of the townsfolk, before ibis own exalted person. Hut he moved j -away chagrined when a lady, leaning out I ot the tranmar, in a freezing sweetness remarked! to him : '• Muu.-iour'il f nut r t rc poll's ayee les dames" (.Monsieur, one must be civilised with ladies). ---Brave French CJirh A pntty -st<u-y of a 16-vour-old French girls bravery is told by t'-.niorril S. Healr, j of th--> Royal Irish Reerimcnf. It was after lone of the hardest tights along the Ai'sne. and dozens or the British wounded wortleu lying ottt in the 0p,.--,, after tho battle, with little prospect of relief until the next day. .Most of tho poor frdows w-ere nea-rlv mad with thirst. .Many were delirious, and others were j Uot enough to keep mui'imiriug for water. "Then we heard a gentle' footfall," the corpora! j added, "and. lc--king up. we saw a ehatin- | iug girt of about 16 picking her wav through the piles of dead and wounded. j Sh" bad brought lis goat's milk and wine, j to relieve mm thirst. Wo learned thatshe w;i-s a farm near by. just out of tho line of fire, and had ri.-k-ed her life in coming there to give us something to j drink because pho was crrateful to the British troop. !'ir helping to rlritv the German invaders back. She seemed to he without fear, and tripped hriekiy in spite of the shell's and riiie fire. We were all stricken with jjrief when she was carried into hospital next day. Sho had been shot on the way hack. It \va£ a nasty wound, but after an operation the doctors hoped eho would pull through. F.v-ery soldier who saw her prays for her every night." —The. German Attitude Towards Women.That Nietzsche said "You are going Otnotio; women; ( ]<) ,, nt . forget your whip" I do not- regard as essential lu his jdiilo-

sophy. Most men have said angry things about women at one time or other. Rut it docs happen that the position of women is more abject in Germany than anywhere 'else in Europe. And it does happen that Nietzsche, also said: "For man, happiness lies in the formula, I desire ; for woman in the formula, he desires." And also: " Man is to bo roared for war, woman tor the recreation of the warrior. Ail live rest is lolly." Did Itaupttuaiin's Germans, one wonders, whip out their new knapsack Bibles and run over this text before they entered Acrschot and Louvain?— Professor Kettle, in T.P.'s 'Journal of Great Deeds of the Great War.'

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LINES ABOUT WOMEN, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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LINES ABOUT WOMEN Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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