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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta The Little Librarian Is a Quite Wonderful Person She Is Never Never Never Fussy or Impatient or Is Always and She Knows How to Find What You By EDITH S soon ns you look at this pnr tlculnr librarian you know in stlnctlvely thnt destiny has hail a hand In placing her behind that nm hogany She didnt just natur ally ease herself Into the job from High school because her had a pull with the Nor did she at tain the position on the strength of her personal Jselther pull nor pood looks have much weight alone these It is true the little In outward and visible pleases the She has brown ejs and sunny hair and lips that curve upward at tlie and although life to her seems one long bureau at she always manages to summon a chVry word and a at the end of whV must very often be anything but a perfect She Is never never never fussy or Impatient or and always unfailingly interested Perhaps right here is the A corporation may have no sometimes a particularly astute one like this public library board can read human nature We pester her daily with queries more or less inane and but ihe always answers usseriously and on the other side the take her good her her patience quite for Tct which of us wbuld be capable for one brief hour of assum ing her responsibilities one among us would be patient and sympathetic while a moviemad miss besought us to find her a book that would tell her how to become a vara who on our She Is on onfe of her biennial visits to the Jones and she Informed me thnt shn wns shocked and horrified at the way little Jones is still feeding the They havent even Institut ed a wheatless day It Without End 44 JONKS Is a bard ns JV1 I happen to and his particular work Is very essential to the successful prosecution of other words he needs his three meals a But evidently his aunt is bound to cut him down In the who should come in but the little wife hersslt She looked Tho aunt had probably upset the entire household with her for Jones said I want a soothing sort of something that will be rest ful to the nerves How did you fill the bill I gave her The Lotus Eaters The little librarian paused long enough to answer the telephone and then she resumed Early in the same the wife of a mechanic came In for some books that would help her husband to a new He had lost his right arm at the She said to me Hes a bird at an a learned guy all Dont judge him by me I found her some volumes on electrical Then a clear little boy of perhaps nine came In with his sphoolbooks and wanted me to find him a book on bridgebuild He said his two older brothers had gone to France and that it would HOMEMADE SOFT DRINKSWHY NOT Not Difficult to and Taste Better than the Bought C t P E S Carbonated Water From Siphon Recommended for Most Fountain wanted to get a picture of the around the billiard table out at one of the soldiers but the hostesses got there and the boys didnt have even a look pire of the screen Who among us most likely be up to him some day would climb a tall stepladder ten or a dozen times to locate a volume that the subscriber lazily describes as to support his mother and little sis Somehow that touched me I lad a lump in my throat when I I dont know the name nor the number nor the author but Its about the war and it has a brown cover I never think of any person as a the little librarian will tell I suppose in the course of one day I have t least 57 different Kinds of questions to but I always learn something myself from having to find It was near the close of a rainy FUNNY SIDE OF TYINUHE KNOT Amusing Experiences Told by Ministers Who Performed the F O R E I G N WEDDING Often Presents Difficult Prob lems Joke Sometimes on the went Into the referenceroom later and saw him poring earnestly some lists I had given F three oclock on I answered a wide range of and found books dealing pretty nearly every phase of life and for a great num ber of According to my notes they ssam to have required everything that day from on How to mci of V th afternoon and the crowd In the The Art to era reading room was thinning The reference room contained only two people beside the a schoolboy arid an elderly gentleman tvith a white The Generous Inventor a said the little rl librarian with a nod in the di rection of the I think he must be very rich or else very gen He always lays a fivedollar gold piece on tha counter after I Save helped him find a book or a At first I took him for aTi absentminded professor and tri2d to return the But he wouldnt have It He told me he la an that hes doing some work before completing an invention that will revolutionize The librarian herself didinot tell but we learned later that she always cropped the coin into the Red Cross the Can you spare time to give us a lorUof resume of an average days business we asked noting her trim and wellgroomed appearanceat this late hour of the collar and neat black silk apron ovsr a business skirt of blue serge and hands that were clean and gullt less of Why she By NORMAN EDDINGS are solemn but mamy solemn things have a lighter Weddings are no exceptions some times they are While I was visiting a ministerial friend of mine a young couple came quite early one morning tobe mar Everything went well up to the place where the ring is Evidently the young man didnt know about the formality of using a to pull out a small leather bound notebook from some recess be neatb the Now this is ray private kind of in whicn I try to check up each night the things Ive learned during the the most peculiar of the questions end the little touches of human na ture I She leafed over some Lets heres last Thurs Jt was an average I I gaveWt seventeen books on garden ing or matters pertaining to garden Isnt it In the morning I sent out five books on avi three of them to women sub We may have some Can adian Ruth Laws Boon At ten oclock I had to put SORM noisy boys out of tho readingroom and then I Helpedthe Saturday storyteller with Shes a veritable liter ary pledplper by the The chil dren simply flock to her storyhour on Saturday At eleven came sentimental young girl asking for good where the hero I she found one for Shortly after this youth of sixteen wanting a ooyel he had read but the title of which he had quite He the plot or most of it tie said It ends the hero throwing the spy overjf and be marries the I racked mi but couldnt find that particu lar So he went away to trj the review he had read j 4bout noon o dJstresaUigly enargetl person rushed in and demanded a Cook on wartime She didn that I knew butcshes aunt et a The Status of Women in the Ming Dynasty and The Curing and Tan ning of Hides About discovered a girl cutting poems out of a magazine with a pearlhandled I hated to tackle of course it was my plain She was very contrite and said it wouldnt happen Then I gave out some more opened the last mail and distributed some new magazines about on the Thats about except that just as I close a lady rushed in demanding to know if it would rain next day She was giving a Red Cross tea and said she simply must have fine weather But alas Im no so all I could dii was pretend to be for It was very cloudy its an interesting At times I feel that It goes a course one bettert The world is such a big satisfy school isnt it its a gay if you dont weaken Wheatless Nut and Raisin Muffins NE and a half cupsful tempered oat cupsful corn 2 teaspoonsful 2 table spoonsful baking cup mo 1 cupful cup chopped cupful English Mix and sift the salt and add the chopped nuts and the molasses and Beat well and pour Into greased muf tins or small bread pans and bake n a moderate ovenIf It is baked in read form it is more easily cut the O I for when the minister Have you he held up his hand and have one here on my little displaying a homemade pewter ring with a ponderous diamondshaped I turned toward the win dow and the ministers wife hid the faintest of smiles in her little hand The ring figured in another mar riage The officiating clergyman was progressing with the rite to his When he came to the place where i people who appear before the minis the ring is used he asked the groom ter to be made man and wife clearly T Is the soda fountain Children will long for its products nnd their elders are not far be Very tempting drinks can easily be made at home at less ex with fresh materials of known and yielding nothing to tho commercial drink in flavor and de Let tho children sit on their own drink their homemade soda or milk Tho latter Is a most nutritious and flavored with a very little syrupoi fresh becomes a treat whdn tho drinking of plain milk might bo an unpleasant ft they tire not too cold and are taken slowly tho drink Ing of fruit purtchcs and milk shakes is a summer habit be encouraged Fortunately they not dltflcul to and If fresh fruit syrups tall milk and car bonatedwaters are kept on a soda or milk shake Is possibl at any hour of the on ones own piazza and in glasses of ones own washing In preparing these beverages 1 must be borhe in mind that they should never be as their mission la to quench thirst than to Induce It is also f a fruit puree of any kind forms tho to prepare it several hours be fore so that the sugar may dissolve in the fruit This gives a more perfectly blended flavor and more body to the while less sugar Is Carbonated water from a siphon is recommended for most of the foun tain as it pours with more sparkle and force than if corked Ain eral waters aro tho latter or ginger ale is pour from a height so that it may effer vesce and foam up in the Plain cream soda now sells at most of the fountains for 10 cents and the majority of other beverages at although where milk or egg is used they are 20 The housekeeper can do better SHOULD WE HAVE PUBLIC LAUNDRY iftecn or Sixteen American Cities Now Have One OLD LONDON HAS 35 The One in Baltimore Is Decided Success and Largely IOULD every city have a public laundry Several American cities Lady Baltimore ins a fine and flourishing with many where a family wash for people Is done every Cincinnati and Philadelphia are well but New with its millions of emigrants and tenement hasnt a slnRle place for Its poor to wash their There are probably or six teen public laundries In all the cities who just cant read any more war too sitting well Jorufyrd in her seat on the train reading the evening edition of the man ahead to see just where the murdered girls 1oily was attn second Here is a rare combination of a wheatless and sugarless Wal nuts bought n shell were they are about 30 a pound cheaper this For 25 cents one dozen half of these little muf fins can be something about the groom locked sheepishly by his The minister again ask ed the young man if he had a Then a look of comprehension flash ed Into the faces of and before the minister could interpose they locked their arms and went through that old game of wringing the dish When they slopped the min ister was BO dumbfounded that he was a bit Slow in finding his Thinking they had not done they went at it That minis ter Is not sure to this day whether he finished that service with the customary blessing or A minister in one of the ports of Newfoundland was conducting a wedding in the village Whe ther because of mental obtuseness or of imbibing too freely beforehand of wedding the groom seemed unable to understand what the minister meant when he said You will now repeat after me these The clergyman began The understand the ceremony is girl j So it was in this After the minister in charge pronounces THEIR in this number are In Five of the total which boasts the best and most successful of public warehouses in tho In Europe the Idea of providing conveni ent places for the use of tin people to wash their clothes baji been de veloped for nearly twenty and the European washhouse Is now widely London has thirtyfive such usert annually by nearly a million The public laundry In America Is after long and successfully operated in European Generally it is in conjunc tion witlva public for of means economy of mal en water supply and so An abundance of hot clothes electric Irons and Ironing as well as all minor uten sils and various provisions neces are always ready for There is space for drying in great steam and ooap arX starch are sold on the premises at Electrically driven washing machines and other equip ment have nut been made use of in the public laundries of for it has been Considered impracticable to employ such machinery with snfe not economical enough to be wed take Sarah and then paused for the groom to take up the But Instead of repeating what the minister John Just hoarsely grunted Yees The minister once more told him to re peat the but received again the same grunt Yeed The min ttieir is given to some became embarrassed and paus resorts to art for a she Is only to make up for lost THEBESTDIOfi SOMEBODY with says The best throw a mfin can make with dice is to throw them away cd to take his bearings as it Then a man from the gallery piped up Say after the Skipper say after the passon took that He repeated and the ceremony was duly ffhish Kissed Him Too Soon ANOTIIUR wedding was inter the brides haste In kissing the Not all the couple man and wife there still remains a blessing and a benedic The bride on this occasion had made up hermind that she would bestow the first kiss upon her hus bands So when the minis ter pronounced them man and wife she turned and resoundingly smack ed her husbands The thinkingit was all rushed up and began to exchange oscillatory After more or less minister disentangled fhe snarland lined them up for the final A wellknown clergyman relates the following When I was superin tendent of city missionary work in Winnipeg I was called upon to marry a The groom was a Protestant and the bride was a Greek but as the men in Russia have thtflr own sweet way in every thing this particular case was no In tho land of their adop tion It was my first experience of what Ralph Connor called The For eign The man was 67 years BO I felt sure that he would be marrying a mature The house was the doors with a gabbling crowd of It wan a desperately cold night in and the tightlyclosed house snidlcd llu Wluii all was in readiness four per sons stood before me the man of 07 with a youth of 20 as best a iiiiiid of 18 to the old mans and a woman of sixty to her This seemed to me to be a bad mix for surely the man Intended to many the woman of sixty and not tho young girl at his As 1 could not make them understand rny point of view In the I forcibly exchanged the placing the two seniors side by and the two youngsters at the extreme I noticco a great unrest among the Bursis and and I saw that the old roan was exceedingly tfat tonight that it would come out Jill I drove ahead as fast as I could with the When I came to tel them through an interpreter to join hands the old man broke away going he took the young girl and placed her in front of turning to the he order ed him to tell me that if I did not gfve him that young girl I could go back Of I was and the who misunder breathlessly looked on to see what I would The interpreter soon made me and in dismay and with much regret I married the man of 67 to the girl of The Joke on the Minister Q OMETIMES the joke Ms directly upon the Soon after his ordination a young minister wns conducting a church The bride and groom wtire from two of ills bfHt anil the gueats highly After wedding ring has been placed on the proper finger of the brides left hand tha groom repeats after the minister this ring I thee This young minister ap parently had not carefully his fine print for when the groom had placed the ring on the brides finger the minister him self said to the young woman With this ring fthee wed He was at a loss to account for the bridps look of annoyance or for the audible tit ter from thi Unnecessary Petition small boy had just been cele brating his fourth anil had partaken of a more than goodly supply of but very he knelt down at his mothers knee to repeat his nightly as was his one line of which Help me to fill my little When ho came to instead of re peating It as he looking up at his I dont think I need ask Him than this at for an ordinary bottle of siphoned wafer which costs 10 cents will make four and the cream and fruit syrup should not exceed 4 making each cost cents when of home PLAIN CREAM rPHIS beverage may bo flavored with syrups or as one Whatever the the mode of prepara tion is the For a chocolate soda put into a tall glass of a cupful or chocolate add two tablespoonsful of and fill up the glass with charged carbonated drawn from a Serve with The straw is half of the charm to the Why should not home tie as fascinating as a drug store Icecream sodas are made in the same save that ball of ice cream is substituted for the liquid MINT CLICK into a mixing bowl half of a peeled cucumber this gives a delicious flavor when combined with the mint and add in the order men tioned hair a dozen sprigs of fresh two sliced lemons anil one cupful of pineapple Set on the ice for two or three hours to chill and and when ready to serve add one quart of cnilled mineral water and half a cupful of sliced crerne de menthe Pour into a large crystal add a little cracked ico and garnish with a bouquet of pUT Into a chilled glass one table spoonful each of cur rant and pineapple syrup made by crushing the adding a little heating to the boiling point and sweetening Add the Juice of half a one teaspoon ful of powdered a few bits of orange anil three chopped Maras chino Mix stir In three tablespoonsful of cracked Ice and fill up the glass with cold with a longHandled so that the fruit can be A GINGER ALE is a very simple cold beverage that goes particularly well with a fish Squeeze the Juice of two lemons into a large Add one small cupful of freshly brewed cold sugar to taste and stir until the sugar is Stand on the to When ready to servo add one small sliced one plpt of cracked pour In from a height one quart of cold ginger Turn Into a tall crystal add a bouquet of fresh mint and serve of advantage to those using a free Success in Baltimore HE first public washhouse In America was opened in Phila delphia in It proved to be ra ther a disastrous venture because so poorly But the reason for it was finally was tiiat there were not separate provisions for men and Baltimore1 is far ahead of all other cities in the pa tronage and success of Its public Annually over people use the tubs and equip ment provided by fact that perhaps not more than two thirds of the women in the congest ed districts use the laundries is pointed out as being to the lack of day nurseries in connection with where children can be left in safe hands while the mother does the family The as an appendage to the public wash house In Is almost unheard though it is deemed sssentlal in European The largest clafS of patrons of the Baltimore laundries are the colored women who live In the alleys tho crowded tenements A large number of men take advantage of the public paying a fee of 6 cents ttr the privileges of both washtub and The charge for women Is S cents an and the laundries are open from 8 In the morning until 8 in the The simplest kind of ap paratus Is provided so that anyone may readily learn to use Ma trons are always in attendance to give any necessary help and to have general supervision of the prem In fifteen years thore has been no difficulty from contagious dls of any kind In the Baltimora Judicial in an East mission in London was address ing some boya on Roman and touched the of After giving a very vivid picture of the cruelty of the emperor he them a few what do you think of1 Nero ha There was no he turning to one what do you think of him Would you say ho was a good man Jones but upon being urged again for a he he never done to me IT TAKES PAWNBROKER it takss man of nerve to pawn bis urn brella In the course ot a Each One of These Thirteen Foods in the Quantity Indicated Can Supply the Bodys Daily Need pf Albumen ;