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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta OtfR Qian-tcss FOLK3 aifd Pinko, end Uu A Vor the OIUM. CHB oltyj wu named Blueblrdvtlle. fcnd It j wiu bulldod In a In rife numwri'-at the .top of the'Jamea' AH the Inhabitants of i Bluabtrdvillel were very hapyy, and oJw by u glantou. Ther the buIongW in Noah's Ark (thuufhj .they rtwely stayed In the Ark. prafenjlns; busy and merry and the Japanese dolls, Nlnko a gentlotnan and a lady, doll, Xtftdy June te two junallisr Fern, ..and the woolly ker.'and the brave tin sol- U and'the Vather li WMhington (in 11 hat and satin the threa rubber dolls, _.. named raspectlvely, Pull, Puab, And, .tilco -Inhabitants of J.vwdln peaco and happl- J have just aald, were ruled ovocf byV- glantesi, whom they atl lovod.] Hitr name1 FloMle JAnjWeC'-'aJll was. old, iid Jan Only Child, 'which goes flue to large to "t of Blueb for you why she had such a tnbly. Blueblrd- fFlbnia been lucky enough and sisters the town 4rtlle might never have ex- It 10 a fact that.where there arv.Swwal Children In the' Family. BO many Interesting games Indoors and ,that no time spent in build- ry Cities. UAblrdvllIa did exist, and It ft If' Kiel Town. In the centre was tbe Cono art (where a tiny piano ttjarrpunded by -chairs and and at one of the four cor- warn the where General In council'with The Father of q'puntrr, George Wash.nrton. Arid stood Ark, and In another magnificent Mence, -inhere dwelt Lady drey. And, hi ('the 'fpnrth .and last corner where 'all kinds and bondltloifis of fancy, trees bloseome'd j the round. There were toy ap- j pie tree I, with half as biff as their own sturdy trunks; there wore cherry trees with ever-ripe cherries, and ono orange true with rich yellow fruit. All these trees worn sot in rows, and made a inaiinltlcent park in which the throe rubber dolls often played at ball, and where the Nouh's Ark animals roamed ut their pleasure, never harm ing soul. And over nil reigned the lovely, golden-haired giantess, Flossie James, And all wna peace and aa haa already boon said. But one day the sweet qulat oC Elueblrdvlllo was shaken to Us depths. A Htrangor. a Mighty Stranger, aamo through its streats. wrecking havoc. This Mighty Stranger looked like the Town Ruler, Mis- tress Flossie, only where rho wore skirts he .woro short com- ing to hlu sturdy bare knacs. It all happened In thin way: Flos- sie had gone out of the Nursery and j waa bearing nor mother company on a morning walk. Soon after tho hall door had closed behind them the Mighty Stranger came shouting Into the back ynrd, for ho canio from the house on tho street back, and always ran through the back BO- Ing to tho Jameses. Ho rushed into the living room, for he always had acceHs to the 'house without knock- ing (he was Flossie's Cousin'Jack and never stood on Not finding Flossie or his Aunt Mary in, ho ran through the living room, up the hall stairs to tho second floor. Thera be pounded on his aunt's door, and getting no response, pushed tho door open. No one was there. Then this Mighty Stranger strode on to Flossie's room and peeped' within. No one there. Then he went up an- other (light of stairs, reaching the Tho Intruder untcrcil llio Nursery. third floor, the Nursery 'was, All, be had never dared venture. be- yond that door unlesa Invited by the JiuMng Flossie. JJul now Ho would go in without Invitation. So ho opened the door und entered. Tim very moment' that tho Intruder entered the Nursery this woolly poodle begun to barft loudly. This signal to those the Burracka that danger threatened Hlucblrdvllle. Gen- eral Miles rushed out, sword In hilt, and looked' fiercely at tho Mighty Stranger who was advancing men- acingly upon the city. Tho l''nlher'of His Country, George Washington, soon followed, tnvord In hilt, also. And the one soldier in the barracks' prftpared to turn tho cannon upon .the Intruder at hla generiil'H orders. All waa commotion and, confusion. Soon Noah's Ark had turned out'the' whdlii herd of animals, waa roaring, tho tiger screaming, tho'bull bellowing, the sheep bleating, the cow lowing, tho hor.sc neighing, the bear snarling and the owl hooting. There had never benn such a noise In Blue- blrdvlllc before In the knowledge of Its Inhabitants. "What'B all the Jt was Lady June Grey who asked this of the three rubber dolls, Pull, Push and Shove. -They had stopped In to call upon her ladyship on returning from 'a walk In tho park, and were shocked to hoar the bursting of the noise on their streets. Barker's bark- ing kept up without stopping one sec- ond, and th.3 other animals tried their utmost to add to the confusion. In vain did the General attempt to get silence., none would stop their noise. Pull, Push and Shove ran to Ladv Jane Grey's front door and looked out. "It's an they cried dismay. "An enemy has attacked our City while the Giantess Is away! Oh what will befall UB? We are "Now, my friends, don't be alarmed. Nothing could hurt you. You aro of rubber, and even though stepped upon by the elephant you would rebound into full size the Instant the hugo fel- low removed his weight. So don't cry out like cowards, I am not afraid, and, I am breakable, as you know. One blow from a list and I am shat- tered. But And Lady Jane walked proudly out of her house and Into the street. At the same moment the Intruder was coming out of-the park where he had disarranged several of the finest trees, ile really had had the audacity'to pick up the orange tree; examine Us yeljow and then stand It over by tho window, quite five feet from where it belonged in the Park. Then this Mighty and Ruin- ous Stranger stalked through the'Con- cert Hall and his Graat Heel hit against- the piano and over It tum- bled, carrying- several chairs with It Into a confused mesa. Lady Jane Grey was standing brave- ly, head erect, looking at the oncomer, with Pull, Push and Shove behind her, trying to act brave, but their rubber sides quivering like jelly. There knowing just how much ruin would have been wrecked had it the Ruler Flossie come running The Revolving Image A I'nrlor Trick For Boys.. lisure suoh as is shown in the accompanying picture may bo made- to balance Itself In a Very amusing and mystlfyJnR mannor. Got a piece of wood, nbout two Inches long, unrt. cut one end of It Into the shape of a man's .head and shoulders, and trim the other end off to n graceful and even tapering point. Next furnish the'little gfintle- man with a pair of .wi flora, uhaped like take the place of arms; these must more than twice the length of the body. Stick thorn In his lltUe holes made for he Is complete. Then you lilaco him on the end of your flnger, and if you hare taken the pains to make the point exactly in the center of the body, he will stnnd upright, as seen 'in, the picture. Then, by blowing on the wafters he will swim? round, and round like a windmill. Of course, it may require practice on the part of-the operator, for. he must be quite particular about balancing the figure while It Is swinging. This Is dona by lending the flexible finger tn the wooden figure, the fingrer of course doing the work. Much fun can be had by amateura in the party trying the trick. They will invariably let the figure drop, as it requires some prac- tice before ;belnj? able1 to accomplish the trick. in at that very precise moment. She had seen the Mighty'Stranger's signs left behind him below cap on the living room fibor and his jacket ori the stair banister, and she knew that trouble would1 come to Blueblrd- ville'unless'1 she in time to save trio wrecking toes and hands. When Flossie-.rushed, open-mouth- ed, into the Nursery the Mighty Stranger was about to knock over the barracks and might 'havo cost him dear, for. .undoubtedly Gen- eral allies was on heark- ening to'The Father "of His Country, George was urging Immediate and doubtless off would have shot No, can say where the gullet of the canr non might have struck, hut It''Is quite A MBiSjSON BOYS. NCK upon n time (not a hundred years ago) a young chap in his Icons, and fooling the wisdom of a sago (which goes for Baying that ho was afflicted with tho was waunterlnff gaily along the street In Washington, IX C. He was tho typo known na aggressive, and was weighted with nelf-assurance. Ho walked with a high head, well thrown buck, ilia hat on one side and a stray lock of hair placed In tho middle of hla forehead In style. In his mouth he carried a half-burnt clgiiretic. As he turned a corner ha saw coming towards him a very well known senator. As the elderly gentle- man came abreast the youth the latter halted and said In a loud, confident way: "Good .morning. Senator. How are you tills Tho old gentleman looked inquiringly at the youth; then reading tho ego- tism which hud prompted strip- ling to patronize him in this bold fashion, he simply looked him sternly and disapprovingly In' the face. 'Oh, I see, you do not know said the youth arrogantly, a smile on his face. And then he was on the point of introducing himself when the senator Bald a low, even voice: And why should I know you, Then the senator went on his way without another word and left tho youth standing alone, much embar- rassed. At first the elderly man's question, "And .why should -I know was enigmatical to the laken- aback youth, stid h'e only felt humil- iated. But; .alone In his room, he thought the matter over from another point of view. In truth, should the senator know him7 Who was had he he should bo known to men of af- fairs? And had not he presumed a ood deal to accost a gentleman on the street as he had done? He be- cortain where it w.ould have at the Intruder's bare knees, which showed about two Inches between stockings and pants. "Oh, And Flossie stood staring at the Mighty Stranger who at sound of her voice had stopped still in the of tho street. Thus the barracks was saved! And the cannon never went off! Cousin Jack! How dare you to enter Elueblrdvllle without an Invitation from me? You know, I never allow BOYS to come I'm here keep both eyes on 'em all the while! Come "out this don't hit.a. thing with your great foot! this street and. step ;r the Ark, carefully, so as not to touch the roof.. It comes off very easily. There, you're outside the town now, and don't you ever, ever DARE to come In here again 'lesB I jcome with "Oh, keep.your ole town to grumbled Gousin Jack; frowning, and looking quite, like Even Flossie noticed the soldierly expres- sion on his fat pink face and secretly admired It. How wonderful Cousin Jack was! He might .become a sure- enough SOLDIER, and no make be- gan to ueu It all, anil tlia blush ,of ahumo canio to his cheek for the first time. "He thought me an egotiatlOBl fool, a presumpluouii said to himself. "And he treated me. rightly. But I shall do something worth-while in future. I fhall, make something of myself .not say to mo: 'And why should r know you, vThe cpine home to me. I deserved the. rebuff .for my arrogant presumption." And that boy threw away his clg- arotte, lowered his chin to a normal position and studiously, applied to his ftudlcs, and-when.he had passed his twenty-first .birthday the gentlemanly old senator' would have been glad to know him and to congratulate htm on hli earnest en- deavor and Its He had en- tered a.hlffh profession .and stood at tho head of his class.' And ceased to .ba grateful to the "gentle- man of the old school" for making him "see'himself bthen saw him." "And why should I k now >ou, s4r? lleve. It was really splendid to look fierce like Jack. And he had such storm a town all alone! he had courage? He.had sort of sneaked In while the Ruler was away. Yes, tha't looked very badly, and Flossfe's admiration for fat pink Cousin" Jack vanished, and she jerked hold of his stalled "hand and Instructed him to go down stairs and wait for her on the front porch, while she turned to the .Nursery. restored order. Blueblrdville once more peaceful and orderly, FJossle, the downstairs to join Cousin Jack, and then the Nursery was forgotten. Cousin Jack had a new and wonderful Fire-Department Wagon which ran rapidly down the pavement when you sat inside'and trotted your feet, sort of step-like. And there was a bell In front which rang out terrible, and made other children .stop and turn round to admire'the wagon'and tha "fireman" (Cousin Jack) as the com- bination rolled along. And Cousin let Flossie play at being the.flre- man, and soon mastered the mystery of making the wagon run very, fast, Cousin Jack said she did "pretty well for a And lay quietly In place on the Nurmry floor, Inhab- itants hn-ppy and chMTtul.. Lady Grey was chatting excitedly with Pull, Push and Shove, and OVAB; the (real, General Miles had stopped to dlKUM with her ladyship the Mate Invasion of their city, and Tha Father Of Hit Country, George "Washington, smoking pipe in the shade of. tha one tree' beside the barraekl. recallfhr his days of warfare long, lone MO- And the animals napped or ate or drank or a trolled about the park, their deilre dictated. And sun shone In through blr window! and warmed the whole town, making. It look like summer, although it wai only early spring and a cloud forming In the north-west which would bring rain and cold. But it never rained in Blueblrdville, no one ever felt afraid of elbudi and thunder' and lightning. Blueblrdville was safe from the >and. In future 'would be safe from: the Mighty, Stranger who would not dare to dis- obey his little cousin, the Giantess. And sb- ends ,this story of Blue- birdvllle In ye 'year 1911. OuuPuzzLE lUIeiDEV POET FDZZUE. The folio-wing sentence contain the niraia of a well-known poet. If the right .words'are gueaaed-and written one below another their Initial letters win spell the nams. Each sentence contains but one'. 'of the nocfiisary 1. AUl within ;them the power good.- -f v_; 2. People may grow old In grace. 5. An ..owl has. keen eyesight at night 4. To rich not-mean to be happy. 6. ityould not eat, but view ADprnoirs. 1. letter D .to a. number get something finished. 8. Add the latter G.to that which an old-faahtoned actor will -playing and get to concede con- vey, Add'.the latter H'-to- extreme age vet to rostrain. 4. Add .the; letter 8- to washing j hands and a bondman. rJSJTER EXIGMA. My first tn eat, but not'ln food. My Moond ,1s. In .turkey, but not In brood. Jfy third in rock, but not In Hint. My fourth ii In money, but not in jmlnt. s My -fifth Is In pear, but not In tree. i Mr nlxth my first, I aly whole U a country flnd on map; Many who May (6 COWUVDKUMS. Why IB dog biting tall Hk.xa lyood Because ho both WbAt confection did Noah In itha Ark? v When tu the hlgheetT "tho cbw jumped over Imoon. YOUNG a Real BILLY YOUNG walked two miles to and from school.'" Billy's hqm was in tho country and he ha( to go to the town two miles dls tsnt to get his is, his book education. But many other things Billy learned on his father's farm. He knew much about plant- Ing, cultivating, harvesting, und abou building, too. -He was wlmrjls called a handy fellow.. But no one'had ever thought .of hero. In- deed, irtere nothing people think so. There are millions of heroes In this world who go through life without their heroic na- tures feeing discovered. This is for want of a chance to show their'brav- ery and thoughtfulness, One evening as Billy was going home from school he saw a slight smoke coming from the bank near to a railroad track. Billy's :lirst -thought was that some tramps were preparing a banquet thera under the sheltering bank. But after ho had walked on for a quarter of a mile he act to thinking about that smoke. Suppose the fire had been started In some care- less or accidental and that no ono was in charge of; Suppose a good many things! Billy turned round and went lo the spot where he had seen 'Smoke was still coining up In a pale blue -streak, hardly perceptible n hundred yarda off. On going down the bank to the spot Billy found the cause of the smoke. Some tramps had been cooking and eating there, had b..uJlt their, flro against an old railroad tie, which had caught on (Ire and had burned to the s TO LA.BT WSSK'S i PUZZLES. WORD SQUAJtE: TOUR OQR8 .8. RBI? OX A. ft ADS; Baltimore (Jto 1, CMna-cMn. rinJc-pin. 8, leai-tea. mffiyiBSgD ifTORr: A Uttlc sun jrtiA. was twimminy In the water leftfn n hook a worm tppwccl (before 'him. REHUS. tracks. More than that, two or three ties of the track itself had burnt almost through, and lay black and smoking., On the up-dlde of the tracks was the steep bank down which Billy had gone; on the down-side of the tracks was a steep incline, and the road curved sharply at that point. Billy proceeded to put out the fire by carrying water in his dinner pall from a creek a shprt distance off. After the flrs was entirely extinguished Billy was on the point, of going home when the danger of the situation came to htm. Tho ties in the track had burned through two at them. A third had been burned, and all were together. This would cause a spreading of the rails when the train came thundering along. Billy stood aghast. The- curve, the steep decline on the down-side, the spreading of the rails! This would occasion a r t least would derail the engine and tender, and possibly throw them head- long down thci embankment. The other cars would be dragged along, andliuman life endangered. Billy sat down to think It out. He was one mile from home and one mile from [own. Both places were but of sight, lillls cutting them from tho view of the spot where Billy now was. "Let's see, there's a through train fast express at about five.. Then Lhere'a another a local half iiour later. It's now half-past four, I naven't time to reach either home or lown am! get back with help before time for the train. Guess have to etick It out here till the express comes along. They'll send back a man to five warning to the local." Billy walked about, examining the tracks. It had been a criminal thing o do, that fire-building by those de- spicable tramps. And now Billy must to his job" of remaining to give the danger signal. "But can I trum asked .Billy. 'I have-no lantern, arid, be too dark at, five 'for 'the engineer ,-td me waving my white 'jihirt1 .on >'the 'at 'least, :not. till ha. come -the; dangerous' plaoe stop'jn time. ".Til up; the: 'track the train." That- will' .hem more time for stopping, the .rain. ;GeeI" And Billy looked, up at tho sky, "It's going to pour; and coon, too. Thought' all afternoon" it would rain before I -'got home, and I'm certain of. It.; .a already. But tho rain Is not tho. problem. What or how, rather, I to signal the on-aomlng engl-. neer? my shirt alone- won't Hut I'll have to wave it hurriedly putting his coat on again. As he was buttoning his ,collar about him ho something'Hard'Mn his coat pocket.: Thrusting his hand In he drew out a box of matches. "Well, forgot I had he said. Then nn Idea came to him. He would make a torch out of his.shlrt and wave it high above his head as the train came bearing down the tracks. He qufck.ly looked about for a good stick on which to tio the shirt. .This-was found at the timberless. creek in the shape oC a board oft an old tumble- down fence. "Ah, this will make a fine.flag pole." mused Billy. Then he'looked at his moving so'rapidly that the very mo- tion created a fierce wind which fanned the flame and kept it ftlive. Billy's arms'.were giving out and his heart was. in his mouth, so to speak, when of a sudden he saw the engineer thrust out his head, give one wild look and then jerk it In again. Then i he great train slowed down, for tho engineer had reversed Its action The train was on it had been spared the threatening acclr dent! Billy dropped his torch which had spent Itself, arid then sat down on the hank. The great car-wheels went past him slowly and more slowly and as the engine passed the man In- sertd him home In a taxlcab, 'When Billy demurred, he shook In a determined way, saying: "There's nsthinsr taa good for you, young fellar, and If an airship to be had we'd send you home In that with flying colors." At about six o'clock mother, .who had been looking for her son for some time, and who: was becoming very anxious over his prolonged ab- sence, saw a taxictib turn Into the yard. She opened the door and step- ped upon the porch juat as Billy alighted, smiling but slightly pale. He was now passing tha reaction period of hia afternoon's excitement, cried hli won- dering mother, "how did you come to be In that town 'Mother, I've only done a little no other way.V Billy proceeded to'pull. off his then vcit.and then ,hlsi oolltr and tie. Next off came his and .the oolfl March winds cut him to th A bo tie. "Wouldn't like to go without, after tha African grinned Billy, watch and saw that it wanted only a quarter of an hour till the train should appear round the foot of range of hills twenty yards off. BUI quickly prepared hfa torch by wrap- ping the shirt firmly but loosely about one end of the long plank. Billy tucked tho end of his torch under the aklrt of his coat and hur- ried up the track to meet tho oncom- ing train. He had barely rounded tho ourve when he long, low whistle. The train was probably three milea away, and would soon be there, for the express and cov- ered forty-five miles'an hour. Billy fairly flow up the track till he reached a good place to Aland. This was a projecting point on the uprsldo bank, and he oulokly mounted there. Then he lighted a match and touched end of hli torch. The flame up and at the instant the engine camo In sight round tha curve, Billy began madly waving his torch, heart boating as madly. Suppose he should not attract the .engineer! The thought of men a'possibility almost top muoh for tho brave boy, md his face paled. rain coming down now. and threatened to put out tho blate which was swinging rlldly over the tracks. from point of vanfagp. Bur. Billy kept It When to Go to Mamma OH, mercy my! I thoufh I'd lifco to ory! My doll fell from tha window And cracked both of her pretty iW! 3ut Mamma a doctor, flnt: I know mead doll of mine; She'll nuke the ewked fMt look.Uke Br ft Uttie Dolly ftll And Mamma anfl "Now DarUnf, do not ory, tn your doll look juat And then took dolly to the. kltehcn and there 1 And, mercy, you iheald have WM rood So whtn happen now to I don't up ani ory, you I to It and Billy becin Hide wived an arm a.t Billy. Then the train fifteen feet from the burnt Immediately the train and a dozen or .more pnaionenrH -wore .on the ground In- lulrlnr Into tho of th. stop, Billy ran to.whare atood and pointed to Then It waa that he became a hero. He never quite, recollected how H1 that ha eo euddenly beoame the centre of an excited aroiip, and why no many men ffraaped hie hand, following the et of the engineer'and conductor. He only knew that he waa feollna- a bit ppld for. want of hli ahlrt, whloh wac now a .blackened .cinder. Well, the-'eonductor rook him Into the train, deolarlna" that he vould earn' him to town and from there lnc hie toroh. the feat expreH irom a poealbl. Incidentally burnt up my >hlrt." And Billy open- ed the front of coat to molh- er'e further eurprlie and horror. "Come, mother, It'l nothlnt, I amure you, I'll tell you alKabout It ai toon I'm dried out." .And he eouifht, the kltoh.n flre. It wa they were talklnf It over a maanenirer1 In another taxlcan from town came tearing Into the yarrt. He came from the Railroad' Company, and had aomo very food'thlnfffl to aay to Billy, tho hoy who had at leint aaved them heaTX-loai If nol tho Itvta of And after the I mewencer had departed, with from Billy and -to come Into town on the morrow and to pay a vlilt to a promln.trt. olBoer of the Railroad Company, Bllirrturned to hie mother and aald: have I a- deoent ihlrt to waar'e'n 'thii propltloui ocur.ilont" And hie mother patted htm fondly on the bead and "I darn ay, eoa, that after your vlilt to the ofllc.r, o( the railroad you'll forjat your IMt ahlrt. They're to ipoll you, I "A boy like euri couldn't moil- declared Bllly'e fatker. And ha apoke the truth, for a Beal Hero oan- not be ipeiled or .And Ut Railroad Company luteted oi a very hindiome tklr.f for Billy, atainat that rouBf.'CeUow'i' wlahei, and ke mllht hire boufht the town out of ehlrta 'atter ttitl without Die lex to til i ;