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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THELETHBRIDGE DAILY. HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 190t. PAGE SEVEN, Castles in the air are little more satisfactory than airships, therefore The Herald is providing for one of the lucky contestants in its prize contest TWO 25-FOOT BUILDING LOTS IN PARKDALE I 1 I I I I I I I i 1 1 I I 1 These Lots are in Block Nine, almost on the 1 1-2 mile line from the centre of City MESSES. SKEITH TILLEY from whom i I these lots were purchased are owners of the sub-division of Parkdale. SKEH-TM 4 T 500 feet One glance at the map will show the advantage of Parkdale as a future residential district. These lots will cost the winner nothing but a little time and energy but are worth today I 1 i I I FROM A WESTERN WINDOW -BY ANNE- TO-MORROW All red with joy the waiting West, 0 little swallow, Coulds't thou tell me which road is best? .Cleaving air with thy soft breast For keel, O swallow, Thou must o'erlook My seas and know if I mistake; I would not the same harbor make Which yesterday forsook. I hear the swift blades dig and splash Of unseen rowers; (On unknown lands the waters dash; Who knows how it be wise or rash To meet the rowers? Premi! Premi! Venetia's boatmen lean and cry; With voiceless lips. I drift and lie Upon the twilight sea. The swallow sleeps. Her last low call Had sound of warning. Sweet little one. whate'er befall, Thou wilt not know that it was all In vain, thy warning. 1 may nor borrow A hope, a help. I close my eyes; lives of benefit to others. Trouble will come, of course. We cannot ex- pect it to be "roses all the but in the truest sense of the words there will be for us a Happy New Year. the tiny window at the lights of the tion-yard blurred. Somewhere the I can foe depended one We all know the dressmaker whoiShe apologized prettily, and said she trains coming and going in the half-! poor woman or. the floor had friends dark, a sound behind impelled me to turn around. 'me child, who was quite a large Oi eight or leu. was stirring in his sleep, and the poor mother, with an abandon of mother-love in her at- titude, was holding him to her, and soothing him with soft blessings in the German tongue. Then catching and kindred. Somewhere were hearts woman in a hundred. has promised the new gown for Mon- "Well, she was my one." said evening, and who telephones at that cherished kindly feelings for other, "and now that she has failed, six o'clock that her apprentices have And yet on this clay of gludness j rm utterly disappointed. been off on a holiday, so that the gar- mont icrvf fmichaH Wa L-ruiix- over her boy. Presently my train was ready, and as I opened the door I saw that sleep's gentle ministrations had come to the tired traveller's re- lief. It was not heresay surely, to him to her breasC she kissed him with j believe that the mother who a sudden choking sob that was hard (cradled her son in a manger was A little card dropped out of a book last evening and brought it all back again. It was the night of Christmas Day, a year ago. and there was one homesick traveller on the westbound train, that rattled over those crazy old bridges in a way far from com- forting. The sleeping car was wana and luxurious with its tiny lights glooming on the printed page here and there for a traveller, who pre- ferred a book to bed. For the most part the car was in darkness and af- ter a busy day, the soft gloom seem- ed to enfold one with a touch of heal- ing. Across the prairie and across i the sky ran a red sheet of flame, A prairie fire was raging, and the spec- tacle fascinated one. My book was by a charming writer, but the first chapter was in a minor key and ROT. for Christmas to any away from home. to bear. So on that first Christmas morning, did a mother's heart yearn for her child. In the book under my arm was a little card that had cciiic with it that day. saying, "God bless you. so far from home, yet very near at Christ- mas-tide." With a rush, the words came back as the liirhts the sta- smoothing out the tangled lines of care on the humble mother's face, saying, "So far from home, yet very near at Christmas-tide." Cold wind blows from the" Bridge of The without the lurid i Sighs: the in the car, broken only j Kneeling, I wait to-morrow. the engine's shrill puffing, gave one j 'Helen Hunt Jackson. a eerie feeling. It was good j to reach the little station where we "Kneeling, I wait It is the only attitude regarding the big to-morrow which is upon us. It is too vast an enterprise to be undertaken Sometimes The night air was cold, the station deserted. The hour was that chill, gray one just before the dawn when the earth -wears her most haggard and and work things so that there will be the maximum of pleasure and the minimum of pain. And in the very doing, we defeat our own ends, "for the selfish life is the most unhappy. May we find our happiness in the Doming year in living honest, useful J1 1--------------------- nic otner-iwan look. A dim light burned in the waiung-room, and stretched out on the grimy, splintered floor was a pa- thetic ...little group. Some course, woollen garments had been spread out, and in them lay a poor woman with a child. A striped skirt of the mother's was carefully tucketf around the sleeping boy. AS I looked out of Every woman would do well to read Jane Addam's article in the January Ladies Home Journal, entitled, "Why Women Should Vote." Here is no loud-voiced, shrieking suffragette, but ja logical, sane i man, whose di ness are most convincing. The ar- ticle is somewhat like one of those old-fashioned- sermons of our grand- parents' time, when the firstly led Sn- jto the secondly, and every point con- tributed something to the whole. It is so well worked out that even the dullest reader may comprehend it. i '.Such direct writing is the very hard-j jest to attain. Whether you believe) ithat "Woman's placo is in the nowhere else, or not. read tho! j article. You will understand in some' measure why Addams has made j Hull House such'a successful factor! in helping to solve the big economic i problems of the large city. i Most of us are in the position of !the Younger Sister in a recent num- Yt.._ -K 1711-1..., nj-.. _ vri. i uucu. i Jit OISLCI says i to her, "Do you want women to have She says, "No." j asks the other. j "Because I like to hear about the i suffragettes." "She -saiS she would. I thought I I could depend on wailed the wo- I man who had missed an important Lift buoy Soap is delightfully rt- [engagement becouse of another's lack for bath or toilet. For dependability. "Oh. that's nothing ing underclothing it it unequalled. the sympathizer. Don l be so trustfcl. I have learned Cleantet and -that verv few ln tw ,d Then the talk turned on the "de- ginger who has a violently sore throat pendable" person, on her rarity and at the last minute, and upset a pro- worth. It's true that there are that one lias taken week's to ty of people who are pleasant and plan. Known to' many of too, is charming to meet, willing to do you a the charwoman who is to come on a good turn is not too inconvenient and Monday morning to do an extra wash- delightful company while with ing. The stove in 'he basement has but as for dt-pendinff on them in an a fire in it, the clothes are" gathered the thing's impossible, up, and everything is in readiness, but It's a sad fact to face, but it's true the genius of the day. comes nevertheless, that plain, old-fashion- not. Perhaps yoir hear froni: her the ed keeping to one's word is dying following day, and perhaps not. That Other charms and graces have she has put you to .extra trouble is en able to take its place. The no concern hers. That evening you" old-fashioned gentleman whose word; are having a couple of was as good as his bond what an 'Bridge, and one of the honest ring rhe old words is gets to turn up. She doesn't mean now the hero of a legendary tale. We to inconvenience you, and no doubt out. no; e and well-balanced wo- are not dishonest wilfully, but regard valves her conscience by thinking ignity and sense of fair-iour neighbor's privileges lightly, and. three can play with the our own most zealously. We should but it adds one more bitter thought of like to oblige a friend, and really in- human nature to the hostess' over- tend to if we can, but if we can't, oh worked brain. let it go! Of course, we gave our' Not long ago an old gentleman in word that, we would help Dut then no- a quiet way administered a reproof body expects one to go to personal which set me thinking. He missed his inconvenience. And so it goes: know perfectly. You hour for luncheon because a customer had failed to keep an appointment. hoped she hadn't, inconvenienced him. He listened courteously and then said, very quietly, "Oh, don't apologize, I've grown too much accus- trirnpn f A to "WSS an air of finality about the remark which forbade any more conversa- tion, and as we Jeft, the offence seem- ed to have assumed more gravity, looked at from another's view-point. Are men equal transgressors in this respect? Surely not. or how would business go on in banks and stores and offices, and that vast region that a man speaks of as "down Yet if Woman be -the chief offender, it is man who has accorded her the great prerogative, that of changing her mind. ANNE. Social and 6 GOVERNMENT PAYS' DAMAGES Ottawa, Dec. the exchequer court this morning Mr. Justice Cas- sels awarded Jas, W. Brown farmer of Qu'Appelle river, Sask.. and interest as damage on account of flooding 1.277 acres of his land ed by the erection of dam in 1006, at the outlet of lake with !he object of impro) navigation. HOUSE CLEANING Instead 'of being a mono- tonous drudgery becomes a pleasure when Sunlight helps "ou. Remember Sunlight does all the work, at half the cost and in half the time of other Soaps. Follow directions ERE is the chann that adds to fish youjvyish. A TT 11 worcesteilslure O nolbrookis oau Made; and ;