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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LKTHBAIDGK DAILY HERALD PAGE NTNE RANDOM NOTES OF A COUNTRY SCHOOLMASTER A Dream of Country The reluctant Alberta summer is last upon us and as t lock the school hoime door I hear one barefoot urchin culling to another 1111 Jim Swlmmin What dye say It the boys can stand the chill of the water I can betake my self to one of ray pet ft luxurious sun bath on the warm of a straw So I strike off across the prairie to a special spot I know of and am soon burrowing down In the fragrant straw In a fine Vantage spot where 1 can look off In one direction over miles and miles of those flowery meadows for which the speech of England has no where a blur across the horizon mean the met ropolis of Lethbrldfre MA in the other clothed in blue rlze the I tall to Im BRlnlng how F shall enjoy my vaca tion in the and He half awake and half dreaming while the heat haze dances and shimmers above the grassy uplands My eye rests affectionately on the familiar of my little white painted temple of standing BO lonely and solitary on the wide and as I watch and dream tho bare ugly outlines fade and there before me on the heat soaked lies fair and the school of my There Is quite a group of com fortable surrounded by and all enclosed within a low fence and looking some how as If H belonged to the place had always been I have to look twice at that odd looking fence it doesnt seem like a prairie fence at and then I see not only the but all the buildings are built of prairie No wonder they looked so much as If they to their what an air of stability and comfort they have about them The the cobble stones give a beauty to the rough that no amount of shiny paint could pro the roofs of the buildings tre a red a color which Just repeats the tone of tho red flecked There is a note of bright red also In the berries of the banberry hedge which seems to thrive might ily In the prairie A drive way of crashed brick leads from the open gateway where a group of Nourishing blue spruces stand sentin to the inviting doorway of the That must be the schoolhouse although it has nore the look of a home than an in It Is a bnllrtittg of two stories with dormer windows uid the curtains flapping in the prairie breezes seem to indicate that there are living rooms per haps for the or for the con renience of pupils who remain at the ichool overnight during spells of severe Close by the as I I notice a cosy house which is undoubt a lodge inhabited by a happy The chubby children in the dooryard and the little homelike touches about the house and yard teem to Indicate that the janitor is a rear round A bulletin board n the driveway announcing summer iourses in the manual arts for all confirms the feeling that this IB a school which plays an important part In the life the whole commun ity at all times of the To my as I approach the I see two fine Durham cowe eedlng in kneedeep and ther patches farther on in varying in tensities of suggest some prac experiments in fodder plants ind On my other hand are arden plots well laid out and show ing a great profusion of both flowers By tho great tank ind windmill beyond I see that they ivill never suffer for lack of f can easily locate the poultry yard by he loud cacchlnations of the busy where a coop of Plymouth flocks appears to be trying to out Jackie the Rhode Island Rede In the iext I am ready to try for a look at some the inside activities and I Iraw softly near the door of the which stands either to invite the prairie winds to or encourage such Toms as Surely this is no regular for there are no iron iramed seats either clamped to loor or reposing elegantly on Jut now I see arranged about the valU a number of desks and f a but simple stylo where itudents seem to be studying or work tag just because they Want to be at Iny no one seems to bo keeping i wary eye on the aud is not watching anyone at but passes about among the boye more like a companion than I task stopping here and there lor a word of help or The room seems to be divided by ilidlng partitions from the which ti the primary t young Itdy tetcher Is play ing gftiBM With tie There BO DtraiU MM but law tftblM toA MMll cluirr I ctti nee kit lorti at MUlWMnt the room tor and fun M well In one window Ultra li u aquarium flit ad with brilliant Japanaia gold tub whose evolutions ara watched wim daap Intareit by a htuMome cinna mon colored Angora oat on the In another window It an observation hlva through whose glass sides the bees can ba laen making honey and building A land table at one side has a map or modal of aome sort In process of construction by several ot tha oldar I juit peep Into tha basement where a glance tells ma there is a fine equipment for cooking and carpentry l hear outside tha chink ot metal on atone and following the I run across a group ot high schoo boys Who are lining a cistern with cement and not without some warm disagreements as to Recess bell taps here and I am almost for there Is a merry rush of children past me to the playground and soon the young sters are doing amailng stunts on tho bars and rings and from the vigor of their assaults it Is well that the apparatus Is of The tennis court is invested by a crowd of elders and at first serve tha ball tllee into Hie bushes where I am I feel Its rough texture brush my cheek and start ening almost out of her wits an af fectionate and enquiring bossy who had discovered a strange animals nest In the straw Over the prairie the sun ie just throwing the mountains into black I look the other there stands my little white house of austere and lonely as as 1 look the setting sun lights up the western windows with a flare of rosy It a promise the men of the navy had done in tho present war Vlawi were shown of Gorman sub sinking Brit ah merchant tfhlpa and allowing the men to escape bait they He also told ot tho working of the Navy and the way In which they Intended car ing for the children and de pendentsof the It Is expected that every family Will have representatives In the The committee formed will commence ftt once to canvass for realizing the great debt the people of the West owe to the Sailor FARMERS AND RESIDENTS IN RURAU When a 100 sanitary toilet convenience can be had in your home for the convenience ot your wives and are you golug lu con tinue to lUlliiw HIM nijlsidu If write for our leaflet on Kuustiue Toilet THE KAU8TINE GENERAL SUPPLY Calgary and Lethbrldge Distributors for Sas katchewan und June meeting of the Navy League of Canada was held in the opera house here last evening for the purpose of organizing a branch of the Navy League of There a large committee atthe gather and the following officers and committee were chosen Rlley President VicePresident Secre tary Thomas Commit Myron Hugh Mathe Arthur Archie Walter and of the Provincial Division of the Navy Lea was present and delivered Inter esting and instructive addresees on the British Irvine told of a sailors life at sea and showed a large number of pictures illustrative ot the training of young men for the the great guns of the vessels and the way in which large shells are also He also told a great deal of what ACCEPT THE CARS June delivery of cars containing food stuffs be hot accepted a the railways arc now reporting the circumstances promptly to the Canada Food To date approximately six hundred such cases have been investigated and dealt with and in some Instances It has boon foundthat consignees arc refusing to accept shipments because ot a falling Unwarranted refusal to accept ship ments means in the case of perishables may result in and the food board Is in cases where It finds such refusal Is justified to cancel or suspend the license of such The production of graphite across ttie border last year increased to BELIEVE ME If you are looking for substan tial home and one that will liter ally pay for the I have a proposition In a class by A nine roomed residence standing in two lots 62x125 lot adjoining sold for sub stantially built and so arranged as to allow for renting of at least B rooms without slightest Incon Three splendid sized with kitchen and porch on ground floor 5 good bedrooms and all priv Nice front barn easily convertible into garage at can draw per month and the same time have ground floor entirely private for own In a few years the Income will pay for your You can handle this proposl tlon with June dispatch last night to fa Temps from tho Spanish border the newspaper Kiaui lenrna from a sonrce hat iiio naval offi commanding the of Ialaiuus has been arrested at the request of one of the allied powers on a charge of espionage following the torpedoing Spanish liner which refuge In that The Spanish officer Is suspected of having communication with German Other arrests have been made which may unoover numerous plots and throw light on many recent To kid country postal regulations liavn been relaxed to enable farmers to mall most per WILL SUE THE Star Is again ivjliiiHliiiiK being ftUpprnHBml las SiinMuy milnr the authority of HIM on the clinrgo if primm iirllrlen cal diluted to hnmpfr Iho operation of Ihn Conscription Act in After the Kciauro if Ihn plant by tho the mattnr was taken to tho supremo court and the paper re HK now dprlnres lie will government for substantial hucause of tho action of III Fond worth totalling was destroyed or wnsifvl In in fifteen months through bnlng kept In slotago till It The balance on your own The price will surprise Dont delay see me at FRANK WADDINGTON 10th One of These Cars Must Wait Unless YOU Act At Once ONT let this situation It is By getting in your West ern coal at once you will relieve the congestion on the railways following the Alberta today is ready to mine all the coal required for the Prairie but cannot do this unless orders come in AT ONCE and delivery is made to the There is not enough storage space available anywhere to take care of the quantity of coal Saskatchewan and Alberta unless you have your coal dealer fill your bins at 114 v Every car of wheat we can move to the seaboard is a step ping stone to Victory and Order your coal today for your own sake and the sake of the Every car of Alberta Coal is Government ORDER COAL NOW Government of the Province of Alberta JOHN Fuel Administrator for Alberta Last Importation of Percheron Belgian Stallions Mares This Spring are Now Here THIS LAST SHIPMENT OFFERS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SECURE A FULL BLOOD PERCHERON OR BELGIAN THEY WILL SOON BE PICKED WE ALL INTERESTED TO SEE THEM OUR PRICES AND GUARANTEES WILL PROTECT We alto have for Sale 20 Head of Good Work Horses and some Good Young Shorthorn Bulls DYXiERT All Stock now at Farmers Feed Lethbridge ;