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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta e Written by Canadians ifor the Canadian Woman Housekeeping in Calgary Is a Wonderful Experience Tenderfoot Trembles as She Makes Up Her Food Double What They Would Be in of Copper Cents Is Badly Felt Comparative Prices. liy OUIlTUUrjK MAC'DOl.'OAlVl, ACIIESO.V. JIOPI'l.VG In In n ttnr u fearful iiml won, ilorful KVCMI liiroi! montlis' sojourn tills Clly of Bur. I'rlHos rails to IL'.IKCM one's Hun of the sluiallMi. I'omlntf from Toronto, ivliose thirty IHM- acnt. incrcnso in living oxpensos Uiilfnij tile previous year liail nifulo ino daily tlm conflict with my iii-ummt lioolea. this step nlionU, still, Was a long one. 'I'lie c'ost ot' living in Calgary is not 'inltci douhlo iliiit of Toronto, liut II very noarly Various are for ilie (llrterenen In prices, anil ili.-ro is no donht liut Ilial the hiRli transportu- tton rates are responsible in a hired Nevertheless there is also a possibility Hint they servo as an un- questioned excuse should any protest be made. Another" eontriluitory causa is the h'.ek of copper money. In two stores Hint 1 know in Calvary coppers are uikcn. and of course In tlie uanlts ami tlio post-office. "We, in. the AVcju, liave no time to waste with my butcher re- the other day when I tendered him a couple to complete the payment for my purchase, "it takes too much lime to calculate in copper money. 1 wouldn't lie bothered." Conseciucntls- if your purchase amounts to eighteen cents you twenty, if to sixteen cenlfj you pay fifteen. But it is a good gamble which second hi Hie Western code of lair the first and greatest, ot course, beln "Uoost Your Town." The universal rnlo thai. It Is'cheap- est tjubuy in nowhere Is more fully realized than In GiUsiiry; for example, two burs of soap will cost you a' quarter, but you can not u carton of ten bars for sev- enty cents. A small bad uf table salt -Toronto's five-cent in Calgary ten cents, but you can have r..... for twenty-five cents. (i ROYAL WOMEN OF EUROPE WHO ARE CLEVER ARTIST. party gets tho extra coppers, Shrewd Buying Helps. THIS absence of copper monej makes a material difference i. tho purchasing power of one's cash on bund, and shrewd buying goes a -yrca way toward solving (ho finaneia problem. J-Yir instance, If you buy your news- paper on tho street you pay five cents fur it, but you may bavo it delivered at your house for monthly........ "Two bits" also will buy you tickets for 3-our "small loaves" of bread, but bought separately they cost you ten cents each. Xot long ago tho city council passed an ordinance compelling.bakers tu wrap all their bread. One large firm already did this at the above- mentioned price, but when the others were compelled to follow suit, the the price, Riving only fourteen tickets fur one Instead of sixteen ns heretofore. In the meantime protests were made find tho council rescinded the edict, but I have not heard of any consequent lowering of the price again. It is Bgalnst all "Western principles to m-j tlnce .To- boost .thorn- comes! 'Small Measure" Not Used. I N Calvary, nothing is'sold by 1 the or tho "small with which Toronto house- keepers are so .familiar. Instead, wo buy liy the pound. Celery, two pounds (iuurtor, apples, three pounds for I hi! same- amount, and tomatoes, at last, are reducc-d to ten. cents a pouud- Of arcen peas you may buy two Pounds for "two but you pay fifteen cents straight for a' pound of rreen. beans. Young beets, radi.sb, young turnips, jam! green onions, all tire sold.by the bunch at five cents a bunch, but let- luce has never gone below that sum. Cucumbers now aro ten cenls each. Potatoes sell by the 'pound or tho dollar a bushel now, or a hundred pounds for one dollar and forty-five cents, if you buy in 'such Iftl-ge quantities, ottierwJiioMahout four- teen pounds for a tlmt in: the first days of The high prices for garden prodttc. are not due to any fault of the climate Everything except corn aiid tomatoes may be grown readily in Alberta, To- matoes must bo grown under glass if they arc to bo ripened, and frost too soon corn. But will not laltR the trouble to grow vegetables for market. Why should they, when by a few weeks' work'u year, a fortuno is made In grain? That is. If frosts, rains, hail, drought, or a shortage of ears, will permit. Why bother about gardening, even for more than moderate returns, rtmn it means a summer's work? Oh, o! stake, everything; on the grain. That's a glorious gamble! One food year will tide over several lean ones, and the grain almost grows Itself. .Such is tiio maxim of most QUEEH _ SPAIN, WffO JPAllfT-5 DOWAGFR Of i TA LY A SCULPTOR "-.GROWN PRINCESS N. Cr7SVXf? AT. Western "farmers." Chinamen Do It All. THEREFORE the local vegetable raising seems to bo left mainly to Chinamen. At least the only huck- sters one they are but few__! ire Chinese. JDurlnff August, however, a. market was opened by a 'local armers, mainly for potatoes, butter, I ind eggs, which, 1C successful, mayj bring about an improvement in the) ituation. Butter and eggs aro about Toronto prices I should say, eggs selling ail summer at from thirty' to forty cents por'-.doEeii, and butter at the same price per pound. Milk Is ton cents a or eleven (juiirt "tickets for one 'hough he be detained at tho office n important business until 1 o'clock i the morning, the time, everything loses up, ho fiobly tells the, truth, (ence why doubt the watch, which us an honest, open face? Each year monsieur adds vivid and istructlvc touches to his stories, hey are not original icrcly little tid-bits of lore overlooked n previous reports. Kverybody lls- ens with splendid attention except Bumpweather. a tchful that she has ;en known to yawn at such mo- en ts. Sometimes she yawns when merely looks at the watch. every husband has awntch story f one kind or another and every pa- en t wife "must silently endure. More Trouble Than Twins. IT is the great desire of M, 13ump- HolenVdVi'tuS 'looked upon her as a veritable 'o treasure an.l taop.tho en sne-inatlo ot the -wild, picturesque scenery of her native N'onuertul timepiece perfect and In- fiiet so that future generations of QUEEN hirsvr fruits come in larger square they call them five-pound f.nir in a cm to. fruit. Uiiikole with AMARYLLIS BACK where the dandelions grow, Lives my Amaryllis. From her head to tip of toe, I love my Amaryllis. She is as plain as plain can be, liut she's .style enough for me. A dearer one you'll rarely see Than Amaryllis. Through the woods and o'tr the fields Roams my Amaryllis. Ec'Stasy her sweet voice Amaryllis. Oft she lies there in the sun, Gayly thinking, happy one! Glad the day is nearly Amaryllis. I've been offered prices great For Amaryllis: But to sell I somehow Amaryllis. For to part 1 ilon't know how. All my folks would I tro.v. So I guess I'll keep my Amaryllis; ORDIXARILY the use of chewing gum is considered rather ill- bred and Is frowned upon by j thoso who have charge nf the train-'gum is not more commonly dur- ing of children. When the habit is: fllncss, especially of children, for indulged in on (he strer-t or in serves lo relieve the weari- pany it certainly is disgusting. ot> of conva- iver. It has been found that the taboo- Icscence. SOCIETY LEADERS INDULGE IN MYSTICISM International Club for Psychical Research in Heart of Lon- don's Stylish West End. j Special to The Star INQUISITIVE people" are beginning to wonder what goes on day ant night behind the closed doors of the -International Club for Psychical He- which was recently estab- lished in the heart of London's West End. The club Is open to members of both SRXOS. but it is almost impos- sible to get in unless you possess a name of the first soi-Ial water. In its short career (he club has at- useful in certain I'LiuiM [f.nil-Hi, cum- UIULUI, ouiuu uiiiiun'i! a naiiit oi mysteries or ins art, anil tiien is OIL ain ho is ravenously biting the nulls, n Habit wlifcn it seems to the "International." where At Inst the moment had Is allowed only a scanty [very difficult to break. The appliea- wine uf knowledge como to IUs Predicted g days seem endless, with! tion of red pepper, guinlne. quassia, the saping mouths of woiulor-jthat if llu "Is midnight o but count tho stripes other blttor i-emodles sometimes fails -'oc'lcty jpiwvllng hu'd lose hin money. Money! I ed gum is very conditions. j When Iho typhoid fnvor patient com- mences to (rain hungry, but Is diet. The long nothing to do on fhe nurse's dress or the spots oi squares on the counterpane. Gum has been found to be an allowable solace. Also it is beneficial to the patient, for It stimulates the flow of the digestive, secretions, which have become defici- ent. Xot only this, but .ihp movement t of the tongue tends to keep the mouth j clean. Jn typhoid there is liable to I be an accumulation of a brown de- posit, called sordfs, on teeth and posit. may bo given to children who confined with other iNsi-ases, as scarlet fever, nionslos, and diphtheria. XeedlcsH 10 .say, a fresh should ti Recently gum chowini; lias been ad- vocated for an entirely different con dition. Some have a habit of tainedan cxtraonlinary popularity, and such smart titled women as the Vis- s Churchill, the Countess of Warwick. Lady Muir .Mackenzie, and Laity Cornell seldom miss the two regular daily mncilnga when they uro in town. The leading t wither at whoso feet sit half tin; clever women of Mayfair is one Frederick Thurs- wnose introduction t.i Hindoo lore was achieved through his ac- quaintancpEhip with several Indian! princes whom lie coached through i Eton. Thurston now live Utirnpweather mules can liore tliclr wives to distraction with tho telling of watch fables. Therefore, being1 K B-uimled and fcftrlng- lest flninethln'j hnppon to his crown jewel, M. Bump went her finds himself rather taken u with nursing the watch. His wlft says it is mflre trouble than twins, bu that Is .1 rash statement. She has no twins. Many women make tha remark without actual author i tat in experience. now comes the story of Jr Bumpweattior. and how be lost his icker. H was a dark, murderous night a dark, wet autumn night It was such night ns brings pleasant thoughts of Iho early fall styles In holdups. Mon- sieur had been out to the lodge. He hail met sonje congenial partners had loitered on the way home, ;is husbands will occasionally loiter. When he stepped from hiB suburban train he the Hump released his hold the highway-" man ran for his life. He went the firat block in nothing, and monsieur watched him. turn n corner at groat speed. Bumpweather could scarcely wait to get home. Ho dashed In excitedly; His wife was waiting with tho folded- arm attitude, but her husband nover' noticed. Tie failed to bring-forth, hia usual tame and trained excuses about the, car being lato .or .some blher.'old musty one. Ho sailed into the story. Ho told it with many flirtings and frills. 3Ie put ruffles and bows on :It. He described tho robber as a man of immense build and fierce countenance. He became as oratorical as when he re- counts tho history yf his pet watoh. A Pitying Smile. tho lit 1 panted "I said 'Gho me that and'I got It. I could feel thu revolver in bis pocket, but'I had him scared. When I released him. ho fled in great fcai During the recital this story Mrs; Biimpwcather regarded her husband in. that peculiar, pitying way mad- dening: to the male soulj She aat down and opened her mouth as.If to speak. She shook hei head Sho might have been saying: "Has he lost his face bad that kind of an., expression, 'J could have caught him again and IH.VC taken him to the station, and that's what I should have said monsieur, the heroic. "Burly Mrs. Bumpweather gasped. She arose iijd took Bump weather's hand and led lim into his dressing room. She poiht- tl to the dressei There lay the watch, tho famous valuable'watch great fame? "I guess, you were the, burly brute, said Mrs, 13umpweather. ,But he said nothing. It expressed his .Tribune. was conscious of thu fact that weather outside was violently unplea- pe sant. but the weather in his heart w quite sunny. So he struck up a littl tune and went whistling down the street. lie did not whistle long. He fell to wondering, about ways Bumpwotithor. She has various. of i-L-ceivins him after bo bus loit Would sho be peering over the Juliet balcony waiting for her Romeo with i smile? Or would she permit him to jpen tho door himself and find her standing In n statuesque pose in tho middle of tho living room, her arms oldecl over a negligee, her hair curl- 's quivering, and the cold cream on ir face melting with Indignation? With nil these thoughts piling over on.ch other in bis brain monsieur pass- ed u dark alley which separates two THE REASON HE rose to give the inaia bis seat, -And tuined aw u easy grace. 'Twits not from impulse indls.- creet Ho ruse to give the maid his scat. You see, car had reached bis street, And, as he didn't need the place. He rose to give the maid his seat, And turned away with easy grace. sochided lif.- in a houseboat bungn.- tnll. manly apartment buildings, low on Iho ThamPH. He risos at .six. i takes a dip in the clear waters of tn beaut if i.l river, dances for a couple of hours to keep physically fit, sprnrls long hours clolving Into tho rteopcr mystories of his and then is off As lie did so a dark figure dashed uut nml jostled heavy against him. The usual game! Tho clRver holdup. The sweat broke out on Bumpweath- too k-iib' at u time, U js strange Hint to have the desired effort. The treat' ment requires great puhseverance and is complicated further by the fact that thti child usually Is of an extremely nervous disposition. Some- authors have advocated the application of device which holds the teeth slightly apart, and. therefoiv, nuikes chewing difficult. This has several disadvan- tages, as it ftvi'iueatiy increases the nervousness of tin; child and may ht'lp Individual rnncolvi'd ih- ide; plying thcst- cliildivn witli gum, fn-1 il .H rV.iiml that th.-y hi bid- 'Ir nails. It also had tlu> beneficial iff.'ct of iiifi-f-asing the scoreUon cf the TAKKX pJE was somewhat eaten up with a mistaken consciousness of his own importance, and when he was making bis great speech in the Muddlecoiribe Mock Parliament he noted that one of the local pressmen appeared to be sketching him. When the "House" adjourn d-d hf buttouholi-d tbc artist. inquired. "That what uo "I ilnli' iji n-i.lioii (he artist. ;uv -would yon nn children. l thr artist, "i i'' j Money's nothing-. HIS WATCH. He felt In his pocket. It was gone! Anything Dared For It. emotiona and act covered A about five secondy, one menta! flash followed another EO rapidly. Tliu was only n short distance aw.i> -With effrontery lie was scarcely hurrying. Dumpwi-athcr tore aftci rum. Jlc cauprbt hint by ihf To his prize Irenfurc Hump would dare iio unylhing. me that walrb. lii ed onr the monsliMir. Hump gut it. Tliu highwayman wri.v badly frfghl.Mi.'d. iiilo his w.-iicb ;nirl unt KliU-Tilu: disk. When A Gown for Afternoon plicity IF Ih.r nolo of this very" (liarming Irock. The skirt is quite sever.! in il> Hnus. ,-uitl crosatO- nvcr i? rolloved by a not rrc collar and dainty ;