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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta UTHIMIDOI, ALUflTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, INI. Rambling Reveries B Y DREAMER m There is un old legend that runs in this wise: At creation's dawn an, angel came down to earth, and befoie relurn'ng looked'about something iy carry back to heaven. Jihcre were three things that attracted the atten- tion, of the white-winged messenger of sweet flowers had been gathered from one of earth's fair and blooming gardens, the smile of a little baby that had been play- ing with a sunbeam, and a mother's love. These three the angels carried, away, but when it reached the pearly gates of paradise the flowers had baby's smile had van- ished. Only the mother's love re- mained the same, and being found as pure and eternal as the waters that flowed by God's throne, all the angels that ranged above exclaimed in uniSvu, "There is nothing on earth pure enough for heaven but u mo- ther's This was a tribute con- taining a sublime thought. And through all the ages it has hu- man experience that the angels re. ferred to in that legend were not over extravagant in the message which they passed out through the open windows of the "many man- sions" along the banks of the "River of Gold." A young man presented an engage- ment ring to a lovely girl he had won with the remark, "I am poor, but you manage as mother does and we'll get along nicely." The young lady investigated how "mother man- j aged." She was a wife, a mother, a houselreeper, a business manager, aj hired girl, a laundress, a seamstress, a mender and pateher, a dairy maid, a cook, a nurse, a kitchen gardener, and a general slave for a family of five. "She works from five in the morning until ten at night, and I al- most wept when I kissed her hand- it was so hard and wrinkled, and corded and unkissed. When I saw her polishing the stove, carrying big buckets of water and great armfuls of wood, often splitting the my heart failed me, and it is nced-i less to say the ring was returned." j If the wife must drudge, let the bus- j I Ring Up 108 When you want DRAYING .Done promptly and satisfactorily JOHN BRODIE.f T OF CANADA Capital, lest art Profits Exceed I To Scot Money Safely use our Canadian Bank- ers' Association Money Orders. They are payable anywhere in Yukon in the principal cities of the United States. They are convenient, cost little, and you run no risks. Buy Drafts for amounts over Telegraph and Cable Transfers issued. Exchange bought and sold. Savings Accounts may be' opened with deposits of and upwards. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH: J. R. Anderson, Manager. bund share it. Tf she must cook let him carry the fuel; if she must scrub, let him carry the water; if she must churn, let him milk the cows. The girl did what every girl of sense ancfr wisdom would do. We always feel complimented when we taken to the family sitting instead of the parlor when call upon our neighbors, and still more pleased if we are given the privilege of going 'where our hostess is engaged, if at the time of our call she happens to be busy. With what pleasure do we remember the homes where we are welcomed almost as members of the family, feeling free to to every part of the house. What a delight it is to visit where our advent is altogether a source of pleasure, and where we do not feel that our hostess is anxiously think- ing, "What shall we eat, and what shall we GOOD AND BAD MOTHERS. The difference between good and bad mothers is so vast and so far- reaching that it is no exaggeration to say that the good mothers of this generation are building the homes of the next generation, and the bad mothers are building the prisons. For out of families nations are made, and if the father be the head and the hands of a family, the mother is the heart. No office in the "world is so honorable as hers; no priesthood so holy, no influence so strong and last- ing. Unselfish love is the mother's. Cheerful obedience in the children! In whatever home these forces are constantly operative, that home can- not be a failure. And mother love is not of the right kind, nor of the highest trend, unless it compels this obedience. The assertion that af- fectionate firmness and even whole- some chastisement is unnecessary with our advanced civilization, is specious and dangerous. The child- ren of today have as many rudiment- j No. 1 Northern ary vices as they had in the days of No. 2 "Northern tilings, said no word. For all such sins of omission we must ever .suffer deep regret. How easy it would have been to have said, "That is so or "How well you We think of things like these when our opportunities are flown forever, whfri the dear head we loved lies low thf; brave hands are still. If we had only spoken, the way must have been more bright, the labor less dull and wearing! Parents often say, "I live for my children." They should do more than, should live with their children, letting their boys and girls feel that their interests are their parents' interests also. In no other way can fathers and mothers keep so firm a hold on the young lives. Let the children have their pleasures. Train them to be obedient, neat and to some extent orderly, and then let them have- all the fun their busy brains can devise, so as it harmless and innocent. Long after they have grown to manhood and wo- manhood, even after they have fami- lies of their own, they will look back to their childhood as the bright- est oasis of their lives. Mother will be thought of as the dearest woman and father as the best man OUR LETTER BOX, CARLOAD OF BABIES. New La., Jan. car- load of seventy-five babies was dis- tributed in New Orleans today, The precious freight came from the New York Foundling and Orphan Asylum. Manager Brown has his new addi- tion in use, and Lyceum now seats 600 there is lots of room for you. Lethbridge Markets I Place Your the patriarchs; as a general thing they are self-willed and inclined to evil from their cradles; greedy with- out a blush, and ready to lie as soon ad they discover the xise of language A good mother does not shut her eyes to these facts; she ac- 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 Flax, per bush.....0 00 No. No. No. No. Oats, per bush Barley, per bush 3 Northern 1 Alberto Red 2 AlDerta Red 3 Alberta Red cepts her child as imperfect, the hoof- trains it with never-ceasing love and Steers, per Ib.......0 00 care for its highest duties. She j Cows, per Ib. 002% Orders for does not call impertinence "smart- nor insubordination "high nor selfishness "knowing how to take care of nor lying and dishonesty sharpness. DRAYING ....WITH.... OPPORTUNITIES. Lot us not wait for chances for do- ing good to come to us, but go out to meet them. Too many beautiful opportunities escape us otherwise. per cwt. charity begins at home, so should! BUTTER AND Live, per cwt.'......0 00 Dressed, per cwt. Chickens, per Ib. Turkeys, per Ib. Geese, per Ib. Ducks, per Ib. .Live, per cwt. 0 00 012X 0 18 0 00 0 00 0 00 0 00 JUS. FRAME Satisfaction Guaranteed J PHONE 289 love. We don't care much for either the charity of, love that would leave its nearest to want for duty or affec- tion, and go out into the world to work. We iird it a delightful plan to make each one of my homefolks Dairy, per Creamery, per Ib. 0 00 Eggs, per doz......0 00 Potatoes, per cwt. 0 00 Cabbage, per Ib......0 00 happy about some one thing each day! Onions, per Ib......0 00 of our little surprises for j Cauliflower, per Ib... 000 their delight, do little deeds for them, brighten a dull hour, or con- gratulnte them upon some achieve- ment of their own. Oi: one thing we are certain, we are too chary oi our commendations, too stingy of our praise, and, alas! too lavish of our blame. "Thoughts i an- and words, if true, are thoir manifestations. How often haw we thought favorably of nyany Upland, per ton 0 00 Blue Joint, per ton.. 0 00 Timothy, per ton 0 00 Green, per Ib......0 05 Dry Flint Skins, Ib.. 0 10 Cured hides, per Ib.. 0 06 RENDERED No. 1, per Ib. No. 2, per Ib. 0 00. 0 00 80 0 77 0 70 0 77 0 74 0 69 0 34 0 40 0 95 0 Q3X 0 03 5 00 7 50 0 13 0 20 0 15 0 14 5 00 12 50 0 30 0 33 0 45 1 50 002X 0 04 0 04 8 00 12 00 15 00 0 06 0 11 0 07 0 04 3 00 G-et our on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles .before buying eliewhero We have just placed a carload o! the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock maam mm Office and Factory Ctf, Hill mm STREETS Telephone 153 Saiti St. Phone 195 The Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THH MARKET lots North of the Railroad and West of Westniiuter M. FROM 1 EACH Also a few Acre Lots East of Westminster Road, each T? A Q V One-third cash, one-third 6 m-rVO months balance 12 months. Interest 6 per cent, per anntim Ippty Jloerti liilwiy 14 not responsible for MnUuMUta txprctced in tbii col- umn. All must accompanied by the wrHvr's otherwise publication will be refused. A FEW QUESTIONS. Editor Daily Herald: Dear notice. in your paper a statement that the C.P.R. has made a rate of 22% cents per cwt. on wheat from all Alberta points to the Pacific coast. Does this rate ap- ply to the A. R. and I. Co.? This is a much lower rate than we now get to Lake Superior, and naturally the grain grower wants to know all about the west coast market. If you have the information at hand please give us the conditions. Are there already terminal elevators there? Are there Government weighmasters and in- spectors there? And does the Mani- toba Grain Act control that market? Some of us farmers have had ex- perience with the large local elevat- or companies that make us want to study conditions and see if we can- not get to market without them. The expense of getting from the thresher to the terminal elevator is a subject that will bear considerable and can probably be consider- ably reduced. H. A. WALTER. Spring Coulee, Jan. 13. "DARLING OF THE GEISHAS." Editor Daily Herald: you accord me a small space to deprecate gently the criti- cism meted out by your dramatic critic to the production of "The Dai- ling of the now running at St. Augustin's Hall? While adverting to the fact that the performers, with, perhaps, two ex- ceptions, are" all amateurs, he pro- ceeds to criticize their performance in a manner which professionals might have a right to expect, but which, in the case of amateurs, is' surely a little ungracious. The man- ner, if nothing else, in which he em- phasizes the defects rather than the excellences of the performance, is sufficient to indicate his wide know- ledge of stage craft. _ To "damn with faint praise" is a gentle art that needs the master's touch, and though I do not mean to insinuate that your critic, had any such unkindly inten- tion in mind, it remains true that criticisms such as his are more likely to discourage than encourage local talent, which, after all, does not pro- fess to be anything but amateur. No doubt it might be urged that those who seek the favor and the money of the should be pre- pared to accept blame as well as praise, which is perfectly true, arid therefore the spontaneous laughter and applause which greeted the per- formance last night may be a surer verdict as to its merits than the more learned pronouncement of your critic. But perhaps the unkindest cut of all is his insinuation of plagiarism on the part of author and composer.1 Some thousands of years ago the wis- est of men declared that there was nothing new under the sun, and the plaint of the wise man has eqhoed down the ages. But though no idea may be absolutely original, the treat- ment of it may be, and with all due deference I venture to say that -the author and composer of "The Dar- ling of the Geishas" are to be con- gratulated upon the original dia-j logue and sparkling music of the opera. It is safe to say that no other city in Canada of the even t'.viee the Lethbridge, could produce talent equal to the task of writing and staging an opera from start to finish. In connection with the charge of plagiarism I am irre- si-stibly reminded of Kipling's reply to his critics commencing "When 'Omer struck 'is bloomin' in which he quite frankly admitted that he cribbed some of his ideas "Even as you and I." If nothing were writ- tea or spoken until some genius evolved something original, what aj dull time we all. critics included, i should have. j Thanking you for your courtesy, I i am, Very truly yours, ONE OF THE AUDIENCE. Lethbridge. Jan. 20. Monday morning; eight hours late. Hat! the flyer be-on on time, 8.15, at Lcthbridge, the return trip would have been about as fast, the time lost being in Chicago. You can consult the time table and prove this or I can lend you some to look it up. This time made may hurt our van- ity as to our own roacis but facts are facts and two daj-s from Lethbridge will land you in Chicago, and anoth- er day in New York. -The route I took is, I think, the quickest way to Toronto and Montreal. E. N. Barker. See tht most wonderful machine MR. GORDON AT KINGSTON. The Kingston correspondent of the Presbyterian, Toronto, Recently we had two interesting j visitors from the West and far West, Principal Patrick, of Manitoba Col- lege, and Rev. A. M. Gordon, B.D., of Lethbridge. The principal came! down from the union meeting, To- j ronto, to preach for the university, i and he was kind enough to preach i for Ghalmer's in the evening. On j both occasions he was heard by large congregations with much acceptance. The outstanding features of both ser- nions were their rich body of truth I and transparent fervent expression, j Straight and direct from man to men j the sermons were models for every preacher. In clear thinking and de- bating power the principal has, prob- ably ,no superior in Canada. Mr." Gordon, son of Principal Gor- don, was visiting his people and tak- ing a brief holiday. He. too, kind- ly spoke in some of the churches here, and a "rattling good preacher" he is. Plenty of substance to the! discourse, manner and style keen, flexible, all "done up brown" in twenty-five minutes. Both Dr. Patrick and Mr. Gordon speak, with enthusiasm of the prospects of! the West. Blacksmiths and Liverymen REMEMBER THAT HAYR BROS. HAVE A FULL LINE OF Neversiip Horseshoes Corks and Toe Corks P. O. Box 27 Phone 75 Patented Sectional louses M anufactnrecl in Vancouver, B 'C., of the best Kiln- Lumber, in latest de- s-g-i8. Prospective builders do well to write me before deciding on a house A. Spencer AGENT aod BUILDER, CARDS! ON "Its Only a Cold, A Trifling Cough." Thousands have said this when they caught cold. Thousands have neglected., to cure the cold. Thousands have filled a Consumptive grare through neglect. Never neglect a cough or cold. It can have but one result. It leaves the throat or lungs, or both, affected- Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup is the medicine you Deed. It strikes at the very foundation of all throat or lung complaints, relieving or curing Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asth- ma, Croup, Sore Throat, and preventing Pneumonia and ConBumption. It baa stood the teat for many years, and is now more generally used than ever. It contains all the lung healing virtues of the pine tree combined with Wild Cherry Bark and other pectoral remedies. It stimulates the weakened bronchial organs, allays irri- tation and subdues inflammation, eootheB and heals the irritated parts, loosens the phlegm and mucous, ami aids nature to easily dislodge the morbid accumulations. Don't be humbugged into accepting an imitation of Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup. It is put up in a yellow wrapper, three pine trees the trade "mark, and price 25 cents. "Mrs. J. Brewster, Grafton, N.S., Two winters ago I suffered se- verely with a very bad cold and asthma. I was bad I could not get ray breath, and very often thought I would choke. My husband became veryimich frightened. and got me a bottle of Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup and it gave me almost instant relief. I can recommend it to anyone having the least kind of a cold." MR. WOOLF TALKS Calgary, -Jon. Albertan says: W. J. Woolf, il.P-P., for Card- ston, was in the city yesterday on his way north to attend parliament. Mr. Woolf has just returned from a trip through the eastern, part of the States, and he says: "The more one sees of those parts the better they would like Alberta. This pro- vince, on. account of good crops last year, has received much advertising throughout the eastern part of the States." Mr. Woolf expects the present ses- sion of parliament to be a very im" portant one from, many points. The question of railways, Mr. Woolf says, is the interesting one. He was pleased to know that everything was settled with the Grand Trunk pacific a branch from Wainwright to Cal- gary and to the south. An important movement which has become interesting- since he was here before was the grain shipments to the Pacific coast. This will mean many things to Alberta. It will help dp away with the car shnrtage aad will be the means of building more eleva- tors and mills, and more still, will [put money into the farmers' pockets. Mr. Woolf also thinks- it will mean more.. to'Tpalgary" than most people think, Calgary will be -the western gate, as-Winnipeg is the eastern gate, as far as grain is concerned, and it will not be before Calgary must arid .will have freight yards the equal of Winnipeg. AT THE.EUREKA. Although there were three other big attractions in the city last night the Eureka had -another of. their big houses, which goes to show that the m anagement must be giving their pat- rons full value for their money at this popular theatre. Everyone went home with a big question to solve, it alive "or what is The Mysterious .FontineUe has' certainly mystrfied "the' citizens Lethbridge. On Friday and Saturday nights each and every one will have an' oppor- tunity, to decide as' to what the mys- tery-ns. In connection with this Miss Hardie Langdon kept the house in a roar of laughter all the time she was on the stage. This, with two of the best reels of .motion; pictures ever exhibited in the -'cityi goes to make the Eureka the best place in the city to enjoy a pleasant evening. YBUR, THE HANDCUFF QUEEN, AT OLIVER'S HALL. In the great death-defying milk can mystery, the only lady in the world performing this wonderful act, and with- six locks. .Anyone, is welcome defying death. The can is fiDed with! to bring their it "must be in water till it overflows. Ybur then enters., is .handcuffed and locked iii perfect working order. Ybur escapes .uii two minutes. NO AIRSHIP REQUIRED. Cardston, Jan. 20. To the Editor of the Herald: Dear was sorry to see in your issue of Jan. 18th that you doubted my having made the trip from Lethbridge to New York inj three days. -It pains one to think! that y.ou could doubt the word of an old timer. Xow to tell how it was done. I left Lethbridge at 6-40 Sun- day morning, Dec. 27, 1908 (45 min- utes late) on the Sno-Spokane fiver, reached Minneapolis at 5.30 p.m. Monday. Left Minneapolis at 7 p.m. on C. M. St. P. R. R., arriving in Chicago at 7.30 a.m. Tuesday. Left Chicago on the New York Central (train No. 6) at 9 a.m., due in New York at 9. .12 a.m. Wednesday. Every train was on tifoe almost to a dot and I only- had to wait hours at Min- neapolis and hours at Chicago.! Three days and 5 hours or 3 days and 2 hours actually on the cars. I left Newburg on the Hudson, 60 miles west of New York at 12.40 Thursday, Jan. 7, arriving in Chica- go 1.15 p.m. Friday. Had hours in Chicago visiting friends. Left at 8 p.m. and was in Minneapolis at 7.30 Saturday morning. Left Minneapolis at 11.15 and reach- ed Lethbridgo at 3.30 a. m. ;