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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta TIlimSDAT.. JANUARY 6. 1921 THE LgTHBRIIMlii PAHT HCTtALP TURKS Odd Pieces of Furniture By Using A READERS JOURNAL (By "Altai Let us picture to ourselves the fol- lowing scene: "A youth Is seated beside the water- bed of one nf the umnerous coulees of Southern Alberta. Hcfore him lies a fossil fish, which ho has just un- earthed with a liSiw of his pick as ho begun a shallow woll in tho gravol. is a bright summer day, the rich of the coulee grass shades off tho browner herbage of tho upper banks; In the distance a clump of fcerry-bushos bravely makes its stand afalnut a ieml-arld climate. Blfni ot civilisation aro evident; a barbed wire fonco rum clone by, the xmoke from tbu brick chimney ot a frame house curls upward, Juat over the hill peeps the glaring galvanized Iron of a gralu elevator. But the youth his forgotten the very existence those things; he Is in deep abstrac- tion, causoil by the Finding of tho fos- sil fish; ho Is far back In pre-historlc times, when this fragment of stone before him wag a living, breathing, active thing. A moment before, tho prairie hud beeu a now country, with I no past, unless it ware for tho trivial wanderings of nomadic tribes. Now hud been admitted to a revelation of its earlier history, and he had found it overpowering. He conjured .up a vision of tie fish as it swam VALUABLE DOCUMENTS Bonds, insurance policies and other val- uable documents should not be kept at feqjne where' they are likely to be lost or mislaid. The Safety Deposit Boxes of this Bank provide at a moderate cost an excellent means of keeping valuable papers. M THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND LETHBBIDGE BHANCH-K. W. Keikie, Manager. BANKING BY MAIL H1 IS Majesty's Mail will carry your deposit safely to the Bank or your money back to you with the minimum of just as if you came to the Bank, and you have no trouble. Special departments, to deal with savings accounts coming from districts with- out a local bank, have been established at the branches mentioned below. Efficient service guaranteed. Write for our booklet "Banking by MCRCHANT5 BANK tHead Office: Montreal. OF CAM ADA. Ctnlral OfRca apccially tqmpftd to hmittl tmUltf accounts by EDMONTON BRANCH, FRANK PIKE, tAuafer. CALGARY BRANCH, -j H. W. NESBITT, M.nager, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, R. J. DINNING, Manager. LIFE INSURANCE WITHOUT MEDICAL EXAMINATION THE Directors and Officers of the Confederation Life Association extend to its policyholdert and friends hearty good wishes for a hippy, and prosperous New Year, and announce that Association has in 1920 written the largest amount of new paid for business and made the greatest gain in insurance in force' in its history. The Association, ia celebrating its FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY announces tie introduc- tion of a atv system of insurance without medictl i Full information as to this new system will shortly be in the hands of all agents of the Associa- tion. CONFEDERATION LIFE ASSOCIATION Tomato, lit, MM. THE GALL TO VICTORIA QUEEN CITY OF CANADA Capital of British Columbia, built on the finest site of Van- couver Island of B thousand wonders and ever recurring changes in scenic FINEST OE MOTOR ROADS at the famous Malahal drive. Finest of Golf and Social environments in and out-of-doors. Get there by C.P.R. routu through CANADIAN PAC1MC ROCKIES With their lofty peiks, CUTOIII and rushing strei IWO TRAINIi daily. PACIFIC RAILWAY about In the curly Pierre sea, far to the norfh-enst, where now there are treat forests and fertile pictured It dying, and falling to the sandy ocean floor, to covered al- most Immediately by 'he rills of sand that the waves constantly urge for- yard and buck. He thought of tli9 gradual chemical change, tho replace- ment of flesh and bone by silica cry- stals, while the loose sand was being converted into rock. Then he imag- ined the cosmic changes; the nnheav- al of the sandstone mass in which the fish lay Imbedded; then the great glacier that swept over the rock masses, taking huge of sand- stone to the south-west, and freeing thin particular fossil from Its matrix, though still carrying it along with the moralnal material it was gather- ing. He pictured the stately, irresisl- ible advance of tho mighty ice-mass, i until checked by the gentle power of j the sun; the formation'of the coulee j he now sat in when the glncinr melted, I'tho depositing in the coulee of much i gravel and sand, with shells and fossil fish and petrified wood; the de- crease- of the Icy torrent, the forma- tion of the smaller' water-bed in ths split ot the earlier one, the slow veg-. cUtion of the glacial clay, and then the ages and ages while the focsll lay there in the.'gravel until he had struck it .with his tool a minute be- fore..... This la a Birthday, a natal day, not the anniversary of his own physical birth, but the day in which a sixth sense is born, the historical conscious- ness. All tiip facts have been known before, but they existed in his mind 1 as inert and unrelated truths. Now, through the agency of a 'simple inci- dent, this knowledge had become sig- nificant, alive, had combined into .a new creation, and new vaults and fac- ulties of the mind have first been, ex- plored and employed. Henceforth relics of paleontology are of intense interest, history takes on a new and more powerful meaning, and a piece of chalk or a lump of coal may reveal a universe of wonder and interest." I wonder how many have an exper- ience of this kind. Some seem to be born with the Instinct for unearthing things historical, the boy seemed to be able to transport him- self In mind and language to UE ear- lier epoch with no difficulty. It is an Interesting subject to investigate. vJust as different plays require ad- versity of settings, BO different kinds of reading require a diversity of prep- aration and environment. Your en- trancing light novel may be read any- where or at any time; it gains such a grasp over the reader's faculties that he is oblivious to the whole world of surroundings, be they as tumultuous as Bedlam. Nor Is this only true of the novel, anything which intensely draws the reader may 'be road and enjoyed without regard to surroundings. For example, a professor with a penchant for archaic English might be able to enjoy an Anglo-Saxon grammar in a rtvettlng shop or a departmental store, or any other unlikely place for study. To a large extent, however, we arc limited In our study by exter- nal conditions. Anything requiring earnest application, unless supported i by the strong interest suggested above, is disturbed 'and nullified by f j any distracting circumstance. Soli, tilde is no doubt the ideal condition for serious reading. From this It might be Inferred that the deepest study should be carried on in natural surroundings; on the prairie-, in some secluded nook of the woods, by the bank of some coulee. Personally, I have not found it so. For some rea- son, a book seems irrelevant in Nat- ure. The magic of the black-and-white page Is eclipsed by the grander forms around us, and we are reminded that, after all, books are but petrified por 1 tlons of Nature, which is here before] us In living form. It is for some reason to glance from the perfection of the heavens, blue sky and the crystal clouds, to the conv paratlve failure of man's work on the printed page. I do not expect open-air schools to become popular, unless the text book be abolished., and nature substituted. Some peculiar effects are gained when reading is done to the accom- paniment of music. If the music is: in concord with the spirit of the book, its effect Is greatly enhanced and magnified. Two senses are appealed to at the same moment, and the re- suit Is exhilarating. On the other hand, some books seem to need an in- A Heraldi Want Ad. carries your mes- sage to the eyes of thousands of people every day. When you want to engage g cod help use a Hera.d Want Ad: To Sell, to Buy, or to Rent, a Herald Want Ad. does it alt. Choose your tenants and get the the Hera.d Want Ad. way. No equals the wide power of a Herald Want Ad. REPLIES! Replies been received for the follow- ing Box OWNERS or BOXES PLEASE CALL FOR THEIR ANSWERS "They WORK while you sleep" IPS NOTICE Legislative Assembly cf the Province of Alhsrta. TAKE NOTICE, the time for receiv- ing Petitions for Private Bills at the next session ot the Legislative Assem- bly will eipire on Monday, the 17th day of January, 1921. JOHN R. CO-WELL, Ad B Clerk ot the House. Don't stay bilious or constipated, troduction of music rather than an wjti] your "head dull, your stomach accompaniment. Lamb says: "Milton gassy, upset. Take one or two almost requires a solemn service of cascarets tonight sure for your liver music to be played before you enter. and bowels and wake up clear and fit. upon him." Children love Cascarets, too. No But another requisite to profitable inconvenience. 10, 25, BO reading is the right mood. Happy is cents. he who is able to choose a book to suit his every mood. There are some books that may be approached only at chosen moments. Wordsworth, Milton, Shelley are a trio that will only yield their treasure to the sym- pathetic humor. "I used formerly to choose my time with some nicety for each favorite book. One author is good for winter, and one for the dog-days. The scholar must look long for the right hour for CUNARD ANCHOR Anchor Donaldson CANADIAN SAli INGS From To Saxonla, Jan. Plym'th, Plato's Timaeus. A' last the elect j' Cherbourg, Hamburg morning arrives, the early dawn, a Feb. Glasgow NEW K.A.Vic....Jan. 15 Carmanla ..Jan.29 K.AVIc.. .Feb. 15 Carmania .Feb. 19 NEW SOUTHAMPTON Imperator.Jan.20 Aquitania ..Feb. 3 NEW few lights conspicuous in the heaven, as of a world just created and still becoming, and in its wide lelsnre? we dare open that book." So writes Em- erson in "Works and Days." Some books of a very different order require a certain temper to enjoy; booka of satire. Don Quixote, Tartarln of Tarascon, and the other Tartarin romances, together with the works of Swift for example. At times Don Quixote positively makes me roar with laughter. I feel sure that Stephen Lcacock must have gained some of his skill In writmg "Nonsense which are in the same delightful vein of hearty satire, by his assimilation of this novel. 'Spend ttii Winter on the Pacific Cout" LOON COST HIM OVER HUNDRED DOLLARS EDMTJNSTOX, N. B., Jan. farmer near this place wan recently fined ten dollars for having an ordin- ary loon, a migratory non-game bird under the new law, In his possession. He fought and the case and the were out >ai hundred Street, HAMBURG Saxonia... Jan. 22 Eaxonia... Mar. 1 PORTLAND, Sassandra.Feb.18 Saturnia...Mar. 11 NEW (Via Mp- vllli) Columbia.. Jan. 15 Columbia..Feb. 19 NEW Pannonfa. .Jan. 18 Italia.....Feb. 1 .PORTLAND, GLASGOW Haturnlf. ....................Jan. 30 8.S. CARONIA tons) leaves New York Jan. 16th on a seven weeks' Mediterranean cruise. Full information can bfl secuied from all agents, or company's offlce, TO EUROPE ST, [Feb. Metagama Britain Feb.19 Mar.23........Melita Jan.22 Feb.26 Apr. 2----Minnedosa 4...........Victorian Emp. Franco ST. ST. Jan. 29 ..................Coraican Apr.18..................Tunisian ST. ANTWERP Feb.rS Mar.26.......Scandinavian Mar.12 Apr.19............' Corsican CANADIAN PACIFIC OCEAN SERVICES 364 Main Street, Winnipeg. Carney-Oxford Furnaces HAVE THOUGHING GENERAL T1NSM1THING FREEl ft FLLIOTT Ill it. (t PIMM 1711 PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS CARDS LADIES mako switches, transformations, etc., from your combines. Switches SI.00 an oz. Si' vvay Hair Factory. Uardston, Altc. Dit. O. J. COUKT1CB. Dantist, former ly of Lcthbriclgo, has located at 679 Granvillo St., Vancauver, B. C 1'hone 3ey. 9300. Opposite Hat Bay Co. NEWS AND VIEWS Reading is the greatest factor in edu- cation. Get all you can -out of the News. But be'sure your wisdom is perfect. It may not distress you now but the longer yen neglect your eye- sight the more seriously it will affect your future health and efficiency. Bet- ter see us for a free examination. J. M. HBNDliRSON Care of Wright's Jewelry Store. ARMSTRONG RAWORTH OPTICIANS ing Petitions for Priyae Bills at the LETHBRIDGE F. H. WH.KINS ilGHT SPBCIaUST 127 8th St. S. Kranrau. Pk.cn. Pftoiu HIT. PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY Tax Consultations. HKUBEN C. FARRIS Suite 4, Acadla Block. Telephone 1616. 3rd Ave. S, RING MAKER j DlA'MOND I SETTER- WATCH REPAIR OLD GOLD a REPAIR WORK LHB A SPEaflLT T T LETHBRIDCt ROUGH r OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING W. N. KUTH, Corner 1st Ave. and 10th Street. tux u at SUPPLIES Light POWM Con lilt g Farm t.frMInt a Contractor! fnr KlMtrteal Work or PIANO TUNING O. H TUNEK- Player-Piano and Orgao Repairer 10. Tears' factory experience. Hnr onrg Certificate M T Assn.. England Reference to tba laadint musicians of the city. nil 10U-. Rt 8. Farmers When In need of any TRACTOR Repairs It will be to your ett to try US. We hare an up-tcvdate Macblnt fihon aftd employ onfv firnt cla.it Machinists. Satisfaction In aid workmanship Tractor CylindurH rag-round and fitted witb orer-slze rings. N1VEN BROS. 911 lit Ave. 3. Pnon. 1732 Association of Army and Navy Veterans in Canada Unit No. 34 Teteram (feslrous ot Joining the above asiorlatlon, e.n. tain Information and application lorms from L. LEIGH, P. O. Box No. DENTIST OSTCOPATHK DR. J. OSTBOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. H6-18-20 Sherlock BIAf Hours, 10-12, 2-4. ud appointment Pion. PR'VATE THE VAN HAARLEM plUI, 1924 7th An. S.. 746. Accommodation for inr (leal, inedlr.il and maternity pa tients. nd rooms. Rates 130.00, MJ.OO anil a WMk. Write