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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta OUR "STOUNG rOLK "Poor old house, falling into �Ueaav Ana ones youth and hope held war here! Ah, I'll dismount and' go Into tha poor littls room which once saw scenes at good cheer." Tying bis horse to a great tree In tha yard, Jaek entered the house and went to tha corner where was an jnpty, blackened fireplace. About that ftr*� place hla grandparents had gathered their first little ones, and there apples and chestnuts had been roasted on oold winter nights while warmth glowod within. To the rear of tha main house-which oonsialed of but one large room-had In later years boon built two other rooms of Wood. But they had rotted away, and nothing but bits of board and slender beams remained to tell of their one-time existence. Only the original one-room log houeo stood, defying Time. Jack sat on the hearth stone, his mind running back to other days. It was a balmy evening in the middle of April, and spring In that part of the world was far advanced. Trees were i leafing and early plants were begin- I nlngto unfold their blossoms. Jack went. In imagination, back many, many years. He pictured the house as Grandfather had built It for his bride. Ah, they had been two very brave young people, had Grandfather and Grandmother. They had weath-; ered many a storm together, had built up a food home; had eventually; grown to be what the world calls, rich: had out-grown the "old place."! and had made for themselves and t family a better one. But there, in that one-room log house they had atarted out, hand in hand, shoulder to ehoulder. Jack wondered how many; young couples of today had the cmlr- ! age to fight their way through hard-, ships and dangers as had dear �ld Grand-dad and Granny. j "They alone could not have weath-i ered all the storms." It was a. low. j aged voice coming from the wall I against which Jack sat. Jack straight- ( ened up'and looked behind him. -Vo one was there. "Tht.-y alone could not have endured," again said the; voice. "I and my brothers were of; great value to them. We warmed, ftd j and .sheltered them." 1 "Who are you that speak?" asked j Jack, wondering av-/naZ>>/on&I#e mHKN w* we must . ~.___... #~ speak of a lion's day Include the whole twenty-four hours, for It.la during the night that the king of beasts doss his work. Tha lion loves a marshy country,' where the long reeds and high grass make K safe for his travelling about In Quest of his pray. In the absence of a >marshy land, he chooses thick, thorny bushes, which answer his purpose qatt* as wall. During the day he sleeps mostly, but will occasionally wake up and have a romp with his' wlfa and oubs, and M the day Is cloudy ha will roar from time to time la a discontented mood. Of courts, his cloudy day roaring ta less violent than his night-time roar-tog, for he ta asaittoa* w**D� H to still , hippo, for that hngM Nhm that pmaooful anottdh. la toe big and at tor air. Idea to msnaga. Nfcfat fror will oome the gtratt* sad t|�t*dape. i of the terrible |ha bet- ot tho named aalmahi fir hkpar he Also, he dearly li buffalo, but fighters and at ttmss eaa tar of the lion la a oncfU'j Should ho fan to prefers tha Bon to the hip- win look farther affeid |a�st of domestic animals, auoh oxan, bosses, jackasses, hah he Is afraid, and It la  sara �� for a Hon to lead th* attack a man. If a tucked by his two-la eaemy he will fight fiercely, but 1 a avoid; him la ovary m*an*r i la. it seems strange that last should1 teaoh this moat faarteaa oi *� that man to his most fursjildahl . about the past, Jaok mounted his horse and set off In a gallop towards the "new place," which wag older than Jack's mother, to make a call upon his aged grandparents. Whtn he came forth from their house s smile of satisfaction was on his face. "Why, Bonny, I have told yon many mHBN I'm grow'd up to be a man I'll be a wild oow-boy. I'll ride across the oattle plains, An' yelp and shout for Joy! "Or maybe I would drnther be A traveller 'round the worl', An' stop a spell at every place Where tho stars and stripes unfurl. "But maybe that would mak* me tired, An' awful sea-sick, too, A ridin' on the dusty trains. An' sailln' o'er the blue. "Perhaps I'd druther stay to horns As pardner to my jja; " An' feed the ehlckens an' the pigs. An' lend a hand to ma, "An' es' her pumpkin pies so fine, * An' doughnuts, too, you see, I guess I'll stay right here to home, Fer it's good enough fer me." tieaes that I wore nair wet gown at~your Uncle Jackson's ktsalng. It was a dream, �y nog. {� don'it' r* ,*o JaeVs-' talk. Bat It to funny said Grandmother-la raaij question. But as Jaak We ray he smiled, for he oould no* t Granny's ever having told hi word about TTnele Jaoksonw enlng. Th* log?-part of file ftti* tree- muot have gpekeh to him \ Slept. Significant Lis Which MttSN ara th* harder*, asar Th* Baas . Which srs th* moat sei) utters? Th* Wis* (Ta}. Whteh letters are the beajeatr Tha Psaa rj"s>,  QurPuzzlei RBBUS. c & ^he CDatep hilg Faipj): @ Stop9 fop Gipls and Q098 CHAMAllH, Mr drat la yellow and soft; It la vary good to eat; In many lands across the sea 'Tvoald b* thought o.uite a treat, My second la white and deep; It has alios, too, you see: On* always sees it afternoons - Whsra iadiss and girls have tea. iir two Joined together make A flower that In meadows grow; It la especially sweet la summer whan th' winds blow, uazAQ rtnathE, Thts. elgsag contains seven words of four letters eaoh. If th* words are rightly guessed and written one below anoth*r their zigzag letters, beginning with th* uppor left-hand letter and ending wth th* lower loft-hand letter, -will spell something which helps to keep us warm when the weather is cold. Tha cross-words ars, 1. A large wild animal. 1. An ink spot. I. A small otiy residence. 4, To lament 6. Writing fluids. I. Something which corns* from a stove. ?, M*iody. WORD ffQdAKB. ' My first Js th* nam* which was. applied to a king of Peru bafor* th* Spanish conquest. Jfy "second is a cartaln hour each it*. '.�:.". � My third is a small woods animal. Jag fourth is u girl's nam* ^ f was away down In the South- I he was "doing finely" with his arith-lajid, near to o great swamp. Tbey metlc, and that she would excuse him did not live near enough to the j from spelling that forenoon so that swamp to "catch sickness," nor] he might go with Uncle ttnd Daddy to anything like that, but near enough to i the swamp. Mr.. Downs and his have It said that there was a great j brother Frank (the latter made his swamp in their vicinity and that in 1 ,ome wJUj h, marrla(J brother) nad that swamp-land roamed strange phantoms-maybe ghosts, maybe spirits. It was old Aunt Nanny who told them this story' of the ghosts or spirits. Their Mother and Father had never said anything so ridiculous. But- -you all know how supersti-the good old darkies of the tious South are. Well, the "they" we are telling about were David and Janey Downs, aged respectively nine and seven. And they had lived their short lives In that one place, their home of hundreds of broad acres. One day In early spring Paul had a strenuous day for so young a follow, _ He had first had his lessons in nia nursery, and Governess had said AXSWEHS TO LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES. ADDITIONS:-I. Aiter-Eastcr. 2. Age-cage. 3. Weeping-sweeping, t. Rate-crow. DIAGONAL -Forest. Crost- words, I. Farmer. 2. Loving. 3. Forger. 4. Hotels. 5. Access. 6. Hornet. , LETTER ENIGMA:-Easter. ILLUSTRATED PRIMAL ACROSTIC: Easter, Pictured words-1. JSotino. 2. Ark. 8. Sun. 4. Train. 5. Bar. 6. Ringing. WOODEN SOLDIER PVZZLE: In atone fence to left of soldier's leg. The fat anaa has lost his pipe. j*u|M tt for tatm? Can decided to go over to the edge of the swamp to see about some drain ditches which were being dug. As Paul ran down stairs he passed Aunt Nanny in the hall. "Oh, Aunty Nan," he said in a whisper, "I'm going to the swamp with Daddy. Do you s'pose I'll se d till Aunt Nanny'B voice prl�| 'Oh, honey chilluns! You don us moa' all to death. Come th to yo' maw. She's done near >Vell, the children wers ast| to see Aunt Nanny and Tom, ail su to see their father picking through the borders of the They tried to explain, but Mr. would not wait then for eipia On reaching home you may titer* was � happy mother _, and as Paul and Janey confidedar that night. "We just went to ._, fairies. Mamma," she kissed thy replied1: 'The goad fairies mu led you, my darlings, for l.j suit you kept off dangerous ground. In future, my dears, you must never go hunting for fairies, cannot bs tound. They must c you ot their own accord-If th to be seen by yoq." ns ha it. bs ng at in as he bs be ut n f/n st a to ;