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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIXTEEN THE LETHBRIDGB.DAILY H3KA.LD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 51, 1920 PETER DREAMS OF BRIARS BY THOHNTO'N w. BURGESS 1 Who" of brandies an excuse To seek an easier, pleasant he but turn them to his use Would find that It will always pay. -rPeter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit long ago learned that Brambles and l-flars have their uses it you bat look tor Item. The result IB iaai he iuima Gu'tuvui S3 -.5 best Jrlends. He understands them and how to mats use ot them and he. never JeeU quite ao safe as whet surrounded, by them.. That Is yfhy he' makes his bomb In the dear OM Briar-patch. The more ugly-look- ing the brambled the' heller Peter likes them. If they scratch him once In, a while he doesn't mind. He knows it is his own Butt. 1 Peter vtis when he crept into that big hollow log in the Qreen For- est early that niorolnK when daylight fouVd -him BO lar from .homo 12 the dear Old Briar-patch that he didn't dare try .to get there. He bad trav Letlikidge In Demand Now Oh Teg Market John Mack Reports Great Quan- tity of American Coal on Docks at Head oj Lakes "Quarter of a million tons of Amer- ican coal are lylnj piled on the docks at Fort 'William tnd Port Arthur ready (o be moved to Winnipeg, deal ers in .Manitoba and Saskatchewan Ore filled up, and every mine. In Alberta .were- to close lomorrow .foi ESI weeis, there wouid be no actuar worus Id abiu-Tsmuth durmg S? nfeht He dreamed was In the middle Ithat he was glad to rest and in no of a.great bramble tangle liinle at all he was fast aslesj. i !-At first Ills was dreamless, Wi after a whiJe whei he had become I somewhat' rested he began to dream. dreamed tbat he was in the middle great bramble-tangle he never een before'. How he sot there a had EC.en befi he didn't .know. All he knsw was that ho was there in the very middle o'f it find look as ho would he couldn't 'see a tingle little.path by which ho -could have entered cijuld get out. or by which he All about him the brambles grew so thick and big ihafhe could see be- tween them only for a very little way. iid such long.- sharp thorns as grew brambles! Never in all his life had'he seen.any like Ihem. They fclilek' but in-, every dlrecSlon. He couldn't move without being pricked ibyVtheni. Peter chuckled. said ho ''this is the and best bram- ble-iangle ever I was in in all my life. I'nlusl get Mrs. Peter and -we'll move over- here from the uear .Old Briar- patch. I'll cut paths all through it and it will be the finest castle'ever a Habblt had." Peter set to work foment a path in his dream, yon and iresently ha made a strange, discov- ery. As'fast as he' cut, those big bram- they iprang up again! 'ih'Sy Bpfafigup as fast as them. Peter worked 'Vlth'al Ihic might, -oiW tfie more brambleE.he cut the more 'there were. And' presently- he- dis- ifpifered that they were crowding Wm closer and closer, 'f.nd. every time he moved a sharp point was enre to prick him. Peter, was beginning to be frighlehed. Nev.e? he seen or heard of such: brainhleS; Finally one pricked him. !n the nose. It prlcke'd him so., hard that he cried Right tben Peter's eyes flew open. 'Such a relief as It was-to dla-J cover tb'at ho.iras in.that old hollow log and not-In that strange, terrible bramble-'tangte at all. was all a thought Peter, and .started to 'stretch a wee blU cried Peter at 'the first move. Something ...had pricked his nose; his wabbly littlevnose, aa: that bramble had 'done in his dream. Bui this.was, no.dream. Peter was sure of tttit.- Then "for. the first time ho noticed how dark It was in hat hojlow log." He couldn't see any. ight at' the open end by which he hail entered.. -wasn't open; What did it mean? '.What had JiUht in.irontfof nini- there was a strange voice complalfiinf. There was some one else in that-hollow ,log and'he was tblklng to him hastily backed as far as-.he end, of that eld log. .He knew that voice and knew what. had. made that strange'rustling sound. knew, had Ws. nose, and wnat'-liatt been the" cause ot that queer dream. Prickly Porky the Porcupine, with his.-th6nBana little speare, was m that hollow logli by shortage ct coal on the said John sales manaser 6i >hb erol Coals, Ltd.. to the Herald Ibis morniug on his return from a tour o tho coal markets' ot the prairie prov- inces. Of course, the mild, open win chaps urb'o ter is respoasiWa tor this state o affaire, he intimated; last year the tale would have been piuch, differen In spite of heavy production at Un mines. One cheerful bit of Information Mr Mack did bring back was to the etfec that Alberta coal Is now firmly'eslab Ifshed In Ihe Winnipeg markel. Penn sylvSDla hard coal li selling la Winn" p'sg now at a ton delivered, a against for Lethbridge coal ori th same basis, and people'arc beglnnln to aek for Alberta coal, ;xhp Lcth bridge Deld products particularly. As an .'Indication of the way.U. S hard'coal is .crowding .Ihe Manltob market, however. Mr. Mack gave fig nres showing the tonnage of the var ous grades of coal in th head of the lakes awaiting transport tion and a market in Winnipeg; 128 COO tons-soft slack; C.600" hanUfigg; tons nut and tons together tous pi Pocahonlas coal.' In spite of Ihe heavy, tonnage ol coal in store on the prairies; however.'Mr. Mack looks for a fairly steady run for Alberta mines, particularly-those of the Lethbridgfi district 'through the winter as colder weather is looked for after" the beginning ot the New Year. The outlook for'a, big. summer run Buch as was experienced this year is not by an'y'means as bright.' Mrs lama Peach RESOLVES By J. S. K UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF A MUNICIPAL DUTY WINNIPEG, Dec. a deputa- tion, ot war veterans which this morn- ing waited on, Hoa. Arthur Melghtn, the prime minister 13 reported to hava expressed tho view sol- diers who bad been placed on farms through -the "operations of the land EelUotr.ent sch'erie, shftuld not fae aid- ed by tha government In their finan- cial beydcd the provisions of Ihe act' Majof-elecl who !saw the premier, said Mr. Melghen had made it clear that unemployment relief was entirely a municipal func- tion.. The prime minister was reported by tha veterans1' committee to have said 'that shell shocked soldiers.were en j tilled to pensions under, the prtsenl aqt, and'that'he would Bee" that im Dear Caesar wa's' buy a drink now buys case or a He is credited least. I snorted my unbelief with hating coined what is sensed in- and saia I suppose you mean instead r-_ C'Ha1" provisions'ot the act out. were carried Boys'Parliament ProropesWitli All Ceremonies Bill Providing For AtUtiie Meets Yearly Passes tfat Bonae _ men well led guys lne that I st a time, you'll now buy a pound ol sleep at nites" lils was oJ the.m. He laughed some more and I T course to have around him continued, chaps vrhb 'were not trouble seeking to displace him' or dlsrapto the stale." He didn't want anybody who had a pencil of their shar- pen. 1 guess the commissioners T-IS'I that every one in town weighed a ton. Then, they might get a lltUo restful sleep themselves. what I was really aiming .to say, -was that, at this season of the, fairly, well fed, Pretty hear everyone has been in'at- tenHahce aCn cession or two of mina, turo league of ualions, carving.> up turkey. .For our own part we can safely say that there Is not a brlte lite twinkling in our dome. There, Is not a gill of Inspiration in our think tank. We are out of gas. objective' is Id be on time- to the Old Timers'. Dance." But we must make a few resolutions at Ihls lime. ,-K Is always done at this quit bis presence. Evidently I had I madj another bull. Another" resolution to 50 to nlte skool and learn to spell Again I have resolved that Crawford and my teen aged boys -will stay at home occasional through the week and twice on Sunday. I also Will be a good citizen .and hang my- sell to a strap even if the car Is emp- ty.r As Mr. Freeman says the cost per passenger per, mile-ride Is less, when you do a Bassof than 'If you crease Dur_Kkirt sitting down. I will not ask where the watering rflPIl ITICQ AT- inuiLiiiuoni Railroads Claim Cost of Main- taining Some Stations Not Warranted by Business (Special EDMONTON, are in future to be two athletic each year In connection wltfc adlan 'standard ettiqleney .training work in Alberta. A decision to this effect was mads by the older boys' proUnctei parliament, which closed [is three day session ThnfwUy. Too I par! lament was o'orogaei In I manner by 'SCtSas I Heulenantgovernor. j A hill known as the Provincial 0. 3 E. T. Athletic Bill, -was passed, with he apiiror.a.1 ot the senate represent-, .og the Algeria Boys' Work Board, and according to this enactment thcro shall hereafter be one Indoor meet, at a coincide with the BaUpnal athletlo meet, and one which for 1921 shall be on the first Satu-day in October. .Trophies will e awarded by the Bojfl' Work Board. Furth'j- details of He Leadership OTTAWA, Dec. that the cost of maintaining agency sta- tions than-doubled, C. P HL II1IS L1II1C. ill la Ulnujo uwuw "v .-r--- season in-thfe best nod run it at ali It gas dofftjtion of the Xew Year's Eve Is one of review and realte the war Is.over. (Bioaers, ar Resolutions are made, ably not aa 'fdrinal as the ones start- Ing wiih whereas, and ending with, carried. But they do serve a purpose. For instance I have resolved that Crawford, that's my Is to .quitVshiok'ing. Smoking is such "a wasteful, an'd expensive habit, partic' ularly when, you have to buy your cigars Tosfsalf. Crawford winched when I informed him of my respire. He said hs bat he rtidn't smoke more than 2 Well, I said Sam Porter Finds People Ask- ing About it and Seeking PETER'S QUEER NEW YEAR By B.UJIGES3. J Who wishes for all other folk A happy New Year fair and. brlgbt, Nor gives to sell a passing Uiought ill 8tart his own New Year 'Peter has said that very often and h'e nas tried to live up to it, But thore are times when it is hard to live up to what one. believes and this New Day was ono of those times.lipu ssi Peter cuiiidii't help thinking about himself. In fact, ho couldn't think of anything And. he was linrdly to be blamed-tor thai; You see, Peter Yes, air, Peter Rabbit a prisoner and thero wasn't tiling le could about it. ,Tou remember flow he.ha3 gone inlo nloertaln old hollow log .for a nap H6w it happened that while, ho slept Ibe-ifeather had changed and a snow sfonn had come up. At tho Hrst hint of that Btohn Prickly Porky the Porcupine bad climbed down from tnj big hemlock tree where he' had Epen -day Rnd nlgbl while-thB-weathei.wa pleasant and tad crept Into' tb4t hoi low los'for Ehelier, not knowing Pete rabbit was In there. It would not hav made any difference If he bad known but it would have made all Uio dIBer tho world to I'ater had h knownTthal Prickly Porky was goin to iiae'that hollow log. But Teter hadn't known MyUiin about il until he was awakened froi a bad Bream by being pricked on th nose by one'ot'P.rickly 1IUI spears. Then he had discovered tha reality is sordetlnics worse than tb worst of arcaliia. The 1 Ig bramhU qf that dream were bad 'enougll.-bi they were not so bad as those terrible little spears which .were raaklng. him a prisoner'in that old log. At first ho made himself as small as possible in the ot that log hop'- ing that after a'.ithlle.Prickly Porky would leave. But Prickly Porky'had 'no intention of leaving that storm ragiid, outside, felur didn't know'anything about that storm. At least he "didn't at first.: i( ho' haM It wtfitjd have made It a llt.Uo easier Iq uS kept a prisoner. Prickly PcrV-x a great neal'ol freltlug and grnmb- Hug to himself find every time-he mov- ed Jho thonoand little spears bidden In his coat way that mailo J'eler most uncomfortable. 'Finally Peter got coufaga- enough to say politely. It yon "please, Prickly Porky, won't you let me "Who Porky crossly, you certainlyrmnst have those 2 vul- cart Is on windy days, but will assist general the Rail the garbage' nept. by washing the. ot Canada, has filed dust that eollecls'in' my nose, ears and ;nn application with th'e. railway'corn- eyes down my 'private individual mission on behalf of- tiio railway coin- j panics, operating in' Western. Canada ..-I will not drive my Ford faster than for un order amending general order 15-mis. per, that's impossible till I; No. 54, w.ithDeference to.-facllitles at get'the valves regroiind; I will not j flag'stations. Under Ibis order, rail- open 'ray cut out. It hasn't got one. j road companies Subject to'the" Jurisdlc- -.he board'of railway coimais drn obliged to construct aud I-'Will not boast, of'my'golf score' Jrjuip suitable and proper stations except'in the a'nd maintain agents at points where Ing .victories except in summer (be total f-oight and passenger bus! tahces loads and no1 ness of tho companies for the Its' body .'.Is likely, to check your bets'. fiscal year, or where the average earn .1 further promise not to blow out the ings for the last fiscal year has not gas or take more' than one' been less of which woe-rl alcohol: Once Is enough Is for inward traffic Tho jrallwa) as I further more, promise and swear Canada asks'that tho tp'give the commissioners a chance minimum mentioned In general order to earn their salaries and to boost for Ko. 64 he raised to and S4.0CO. irrigation. xi The application is made on the ground I further more p. and take the .that of "maintenance' of ag- post office clock ori its nev- "ency stations has-more than doubled will not and lhat, In-the circumstances, com: Training Act were agreed upon and passed, are to last from tueUo to fourteen days, and the dale Is to lie Immediately following the closing of the public aod- high schools. Lectures and demonstrations 'of aland- aid efficiency work are. to be clven, with full provision for athletics, tics, hikes and discussions in parlia- mentary form The pro Fourteen ovince will be dUIded Into to drop'of ceg'ar in 1921. a better article than this occas at points where the tolal 'relght and ,o. can deniBbollze.tthe Ore DepL may ns: welt-get'used to it, because I Wishing all my readers a we: women are going to stamp 'out-HSppy and Prosperous New Year, I this the same as we. did' remain .in a docile, attitude, yours tickers..- He. seemed to ifave swallow-, Breen- 1 ed a.seidliti powder ot'laughlng (Mrs.) Just then.- he choked and gurgled for IP, am glad that the de- mancl for my photo still keeps up, that makes_a. .ejven 1 e. a i In cl udlng tbe I purchased'myself. passeriger earnings ara less than 000 "Wb'o Is Porky crossly. demanded Prickly Interest in the irrigation problems of-. Southern Alberta, ;o Northern' Aibertans now as compared couple of years ago, superintendent of .the Lethbriige pr.t? ject.of the tie ..Herald, to day following his return from'.Edmon- fo'n -where he.a'pent.the'CniiSJmas h'oll- days. "It pleased Bald Mr. Porter, college others up and voluntarily ask 'about irrigation mailers. Why, a couple of it -would have teen.some'lhirig quite out of the ordinary had-they done so. Mention Irrigation" to "them then anrl they'didn't betray, the .least: Interest, but now they what Is being done, and their interest is sympathetic." SupL Porter stated that one of the rofessors of the engineering branch f tho Uniyersily bad .asked, him .what lho: advisability ot nqlu.dlng'a on irrlga- In the'fa'nh er.glneer- ng 'c'ourser-'questions' suchiaa 'the duty yt urged'lha't this be1 done, and general- y acted as a missionary for the irrl- ;ation gospel among .the people 'of ho capital.' G he Bays, McSwmey isn't the you're- one, that remark" of yours prohibM Ion' was' etc.- Say. do yon knojv wto used The Nefed of Fresh Air (By Brlce'Bclden, M.D.) PUGILIST SENTENCED SAN FRANCISCO, Dec "Knockout" Krmoskyj pugilist, who .wasj.ihe second of of men to fourteen districts, and representatives to" the training camps will be chosen accordingly. An fleeted council of hojs will bo In tile recrei- tlonalnnd social fcaturBs'ol tbe camp, and Jhe. Work Board will pre- pare :iho trAining program." A hill was passed providing for a full' aud adequate observance ,of-the devotional in alliTnrit Bpys and Trail Rangers' meetings. Appreciation tho Alherta Boys' Work Board, of which Waliaco Fprgle is A. Craig, chairman, of the.iCQmnillted In charge ot the parliament, was vot- ed by the house before prorogation. The meeting of the older boys' par- liaiiient and its oh'. A permanent basis, have wakened imii-h interest here, nnd the junior parlia menlarlans have been warmly, compli- mented upon the procedure and con duct of tlia session: -The'parliament will meet again in Christmas week of next year" i The cost dt living for: the average family York Is only two per h6 convlclcii'for. ailacks on ydung I cent, below the level of .Deceniber, ghen an Intedermin I1S19, according to n report by tliQ ia- toilay of from one to flfl> i dustrlal, bureau of, the Manufacturers', jears In San Quentin prison Association just made public, Then Prickly Porky settled hlmsell comfortably and went to sleep. But Peter sleep. He In the first place he.had nap, so ho wasn't sleepy: In the second-place lie had squeezed himself so far back .Iri Ih'b end.of that old log that ho vtaa most uncomfortable nntl he didn't dare more for fear''Of bhishing against those terrible-little EpearS of Prickly Porky. "3o nil that long New Year's happened that It wss New Year's' wishing he had heeded 111 lie" Mrs. Peter and re malned nt home, In tho'dear old palch: ollday Jong'Prickly Por wblle.butslde a-great storm raged. It was-a queer Mew Year, th' queerest New Year.Peter na'iibit ever Jobs s'upplteil numbered Qntario Sfeows Biggest Decreasfi OTTAWA, Dec. 31. -i- (Canarllan decrease in'placemcnts for lha week ended November pared with tho previous week, is re ported by the employment service.ot the department of labor. Dominion and provincial offices re- ported references to regular positions and placements were affected, a decrease of from the. previous week's a decrease] -.Tuberculosis is'always with us and discussions of the methods of fighting It are always timely.' There .is widespread camp'aign against and ITS all know abtfnt-the great centres established'for'-its', prevention and cure. However, Ihe importance of cduca- llo'n in regard the'.heatKng oft ol he plague at its source cannot be minimized, especially since the great campaign so rapidly advancing has not yet become comprehensive enough .o handle the whole of tha This means that conditlona in tho home ami other lodopr plades, such as-tho ECiiool and factory, must bo understood' and watched even-where, ndoor life having been discovered to bo the chief cause ot the dread dis-i ease. r. That the lackjot fresh air Is the] most important factor In the of tuberculosis observa- tion ot those people and animals ttiat live in Ihe open also by the results' ot plenty of fresh air as a cure fer those who have already con- traded the disease. .Among the American Jndlans tuber- culosis was unknown until they began t IP llvo in houses and we knpw that this change of habit, has causen their race to become almost extinct through the ravages ot this disease. Another this tamo lino Is thai in some of the zoos in Ihis country. It has been discovered that many of the monkeys suffering from tuberculosis contracted in winter quarters can be saved by fresh air In the j ot when hart known. And the one.great wish Hint Peter was fpr himself. He wished ho could get put. (CopyrigUt, by. T. W Tho next "Peter1 teams a Lesson." GKEAT BRITAIN IS HEADY TO'ACT CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. Sl.--In- iiniaucm has been given the Turkish tho blUoren'. wea- so was checked in satisfactory manner. The beat form-nf proof as to the cemberll there were further decreases IinDuencc 4lr lackxf fresh In Was reported I 4.925 firms thai-they bad released ths. lalnco from Ihe placing ot luberculos-i against during the week ended j November 20. In tho week ended De- persons since tho end of the preceding week, a decrease In payrell of more than There totalling employees, but in 27 groups there were reductions .Aggreg- ating persons.- These is children in open air schools. This observation naturally leads lo of Instituting open air schools order to prevent tviberculuais as well as lo cure It after- tho damage has been done. Perhaps it will lake Ions, (hough were we lo tiiiilo as large llto Ing the preceding week. -i combination school liouso nml playBronnd in. Inc open which Nova Scotit-'onrl. New Brunswick wero the only provinces reporting In- crr-ueeil employment over the prev- "oua week. Tho reduction Jn Ontario) made thn hoys ot Sparla period cimens of health aiut intellect unequal- led anywhere in our modern civlllza- tion. 'Me, Peler replied. Peter, I government that Great Brilatn Is will meekly. "I was laking a.nap in here. jng to dsal wllh Ihe! 'furkisli Nalton- T didn't know youiistd this pld log. If a1i3t3, by' MusUpfca Kafnal Jn joull let mo out 111 bo ever so grate-, tlirough the Cohstantlnoplalof 4.6C9 persons was largest. For the! wo can at- least .unncr- 1 government, according to reports In. following week employers in all prov importance of fresh alii and granted Prickly Porky. "It pfflcial circus here. Izzet Pasha, who Incos anticipated contractions In pay il ahpuld let you out inside of two min- wont toi Angora lo negotilte with tho> utfts you vreuld be begging me to let Natlon'a'lsts, fome time ago''and re- yoa !n again. Now, you nre here yoti'il cently has been reported to have Join- have to stay; 1 wouldn't put BO much cfl Mustapha's followers, have been re- ns my head oul In that storm for any- quested by Ihe sulian's government (o bony; Some people don't know -when leave Angora immcdlalely anil-ho is they are veil off." ex-necled to arrive here in a few ot McOiU rolls. Two shiptnenls of scienllflc hooka and journals, the majority of Which were ordered in Germany before tho war, have arrived at Ihe Redpalh Lib- Iho menace of indoor life keep pur children out of doors as much as possible. v Owing inability to audit Ihouaands n; corporation relums, than fri uncollecl- id is outstanding In the U. 3. AT THE CLOSE OF 1920 We wish to our customers for the gener- ous support they have giben us. It will be our endeavor to merit their good will, and to make our piano more and more deserving ofiis "CANADA'S BEST" The Willis Pianp Store ;