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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta HERE IT IS CANADIAN OTO PAGE ST. PATRICK'S DAY-WEARING OF THE GREEN INTERESTING SPOTS IN A CHILD'S HISTORY OF NEW CANADA THIS icet'fc the anniversary oj the coMmencewenl of the worst rebellion of modern in the history 0} Canada. was on Jfarcft that Louis Kiel, Itadcr of discontented half- breeds 'In'- the Canadian arrested several Govern tnent officiate and private yro i-crfy at Satnl Laurent. Rltl had tee iii trouble but tJic Oovernmen had forgiven bin and allowed him to i center the country on condition lha fit; trcidd behave ftimiey. Kiel icas a self-Killed also he vat for periond! noicer, to ichcn he thought hfA people had a grievance he took the to have It righted he led thcirt in rebellion against con xlituicd authority. We shall give man ftorits about this rebellion, in othe issues of this page. Tho sixteenth, of March, eiohtccn icas' notable in Die htitoi, of Canada as being the date ichen 1h Assembly of the 1'rovinccs of Canad (Aero tec re only three met i Acstion at Quebce Vity- to approve o the arrangements t ion oj a r ft 0-.-Cq n Those for 'thc_ ponfed -C norf' c Jn ccs SAINT PATRICK'S it DAY ti PATRICK blniieU was bora aboiit the year and. when only i U'.ceil old was cur- ed oir by plratea, who Bold hlni" Into A very In Ireland, where his master mploycd him as a swineherd on the ouataiita. Alter pasting seten years .ID which time he acquired a nowleflge ot tho Irlih language and ade himself acquainted with the niau- ira, habits, and customs of the D.EO- c, he escaped fnm captivity, and af- r many adventures reached the Euro- oan Con tin PC U He waa ordained first deacon, then a priest, and then a ishop; and then once more, with the uthorlty ot tho Pope, ho returned to reland to preach the Gospel to then ea'.hcn Inhabitants. be deeply grateful, to the early father our country, who had so much fore -sight as to sec the wisdom of ing the tariaiit Provinces of this try into one great glorious Dominlo Looking lack to 'the year -eighteen I one hundred year tcould not think that Canada then had much history to talk about' mjd Ivl tec note that the fourteenth of SJarah, in that year, the Mtcfar'y and Historical Society of Quebec teas formed. WHAT THE SUN SAID HE enemies of Patrick In during Christianity Into Ireland, the oTd Brulda of a mure ancient cllgton. The Druids were great ma gkiaoa and u great inatty t lines resort d lo their superhuman to pre ent St. Patrick from preaching. They so obstinate that 31. Patrick was to curte their lands so lha hey became dreary togs; cursed their Ivora BO that they produced no fish ursed their kellles SD that they lot boil; and at last cursed the Druid a that the earth swallowed them up popular story Is that one morn ng tho Saint and his friends founi hemsdves without a flra to cook thel ireahfast or warm their frozen limbs 'atrJck ashed them to collect a pile o ce and show; wblch., having teen dqae .e breathcsl upon It and 1L bwame 4 leasant fire. ST. PATRICK'S of the greatest miracles Patrick iras credited with wos the driving out of all tho snakes In Ireland. This, was supposed" to, have been done by: Seating a-drum. During the heating ,he drum broken, and It was fear- ed that the miracle would not prove satisfactory; but an angel appeared and mended the drum, and in this way alt the snakes in Ireland were driven out. OF TUB EKD. Sir. Cleland. aq Irish gentle- TOan( wishing to prove -whether snakes wuld really live In Ireland, pur- chased 'fivo common English snakes and luTiiwl them loose In his garden in Ireland. Somo two weeks' later one of the an all was killed on a nearby road. The news that a suake had been found in.Ireland was known all over..tfcb country.in a very, short lime, and reH- glous" people'began to think it wac the "beginning of the because a snake had been found so near to St. Patrick's liurlal place. POOR PLATYPUS rjIlE sun popped over tfco wige of the Vprld A beautiful golden eye; And ''Oh, 'children, to gnug In bed. Get up, set up, (or 'Us he "And moments Ilj-. The golden momcnls are flying fast. Tho glorious day will soon be past And only nlghl will be at last. Sinsiog a lullaby." The eun shed over tue top of World A beam from his golden eye: And "Oh, little children, be gay.'1 ho Eatd. ''For life la short and very soon sped. And days eo swiftly by. Then langti, and shoul. and ir.orrily slug; Work well when yon work, 'tis tho e.ifC6t thing, Thoa every niosent Its Joy will bring. Nor ever a sigh." WmiN 1IUV Platypus stepped out of his'egg-she! I he found him self In a comfortable chamber hoiloircd out of the earth, and urnlshed with weeds 'and root-fibres t was a lltilo dark', perhaps, but no- hlng to what it mual have been In tho shell, and as ho was as blind as day-old kitten this did not matter him In the least. "Whora 'am he squeaked, foi everything was strange to him and In felt lost ID eo. large a place. 'So you're hatched out at saU his mother, who "as the only othe person present. "I began to thin' your egg was as bad as the rest, an that I had bad aU my trouble for no thing. Where' ore you? At home, t ba sure, in tho nice, htg burrow you father and I have dug ont in the ban by a quiet pool. It is fifty feet long and tho front door Is under water, s lhat wo can slip in and out of the rlvc as KC please; but the back way lead Into norne good, dry brushwood, so you arc- afraid of wetting your feet- they'ro 39 webbed as a rtnck's, so would-be no great matter if you bat if you "J am said Platypus, who. o courae, knew nothing about it, neve having swn water In his life. "That's all right, then. Xow yo know where you are; but If you wer to ask me wbo you are. that's a n.uc lion that has puzzled wiser heads lha yours.1' Hut Platypus was loo little to u derstand what she told him, so 1 curled himself up in a ball to thin I over and very wisely went to slec As he waj blind and had not a gcra of fur 6n him, It was without doul Oh, they had fine times In that qu! iool; and nono of all the duckbills w( i finer fellow than our poor 1'latypu or enjoyed Ills !lfe rr.oro. llo dldn mind being bit of everybod Why ihould he? K'o, poor I'lalyp- didn't pity himself In the least for n that ho was such n mlxed-up sort person, and so ridiculous lo look a llo was far tort huny to waste tlmo that The fact Is, he had'a freal deal burrowing to do abaul this time; f now lhat hr was so lip ho couM n. of course, go on living with his pa onts, but had to soo about digging o a burrow of his own, and young Mr Pialypifs, his .wlfo, helped him; s had strong paws and was n sple did burrowcr, .If was a beau fi.i! burrow (hey dug cut, (it rcaat fo fest lonsei- Uie old one, and toy tlvcci together In great dlgnl an.1 coniforl, and iiatcheil out m.i promising little durkWHs, nc ;ust as ctnilcal lo luoV (hoy And, for nil I kno to ii-.o conin .tluy mjy he Hvlic llicio still. Sucli is Iho slory of coor'I'lniypii tby "beast a W1V 1 WEARING OF THE SHAMROCK THE Shamrock. (Le well-tuown three-iezf plnnt anij Irish natton- al etnlierj. Is almost universally vorn Jn the hat In Ireland and by the rlsti In other British The origination of the shamrock as a na- lonal iu 'o Lave fatcu derived from the fact.that when Pat- rick Mas preaching to the pagau he used this plant, bearing three upon one elem, to liic srcat tnyslery of religion. This srcall plant tn 'ho Arabian Is taileil and beli} saered by the- Persians. XEVEK TOUCH LITTLE FOLKS OF JAPAN WORK AND GAMES OF LITTLE JAPANESE CHILDREN WHO LOVE TO -GO TO SCHOOL -1 some good Genie were lo waft you over the srsas and set -you 'down In Jcpan, I -do not think you would disappointed in what ypu saw. Fujlj e raott beautiful mountain, raises his of Eparktlrig; crystals agalnEt a pphire skyf arid tha'lfiiy. houses that amongst cherry, and ptumj and ach trees look far more fit for fairies live for huuiaa-.tolnge; If >u were allowed a into otte of D many temples errected by Buddha, ondcrs of gold and silver and precious obes would meet your eyes, and such quIsUe patoJtlngg of dragons and grlf- np "and gorgooua "blcssoma oisid bold your Every where ould be groups ot-fairy-llkcVblidren, Ith pick aod brown faces as sweet at owerp. Japan baa often been called, "a para' ss of and Ihcre" lsvnbwherc se In the world, perhajis, where HUle Iks have such a good .time.'; There ro great rejoicings In the 'family when new boy baby arrhes, for, '.as Is al ays the case in Eastern' aro considered of niuch more con than girls.. In 'olden ie poor little girl batlcs wer> left on ic floor for three days, to ehow. tha Woman belongs to Garth, and Man to! but this custom has long1 !nce died out. .Whan a hoy baly Is "a month old he s taken to one ot the splendid Budd- iet temples, His father writes three amca on slips of arid hands to the priest, who tosses them in- o the air. Tbc name that touches round first Is supposed to be tha one iiat the gods have chosen; and by that amo the Japanese boy is known until e fifteen and becomes of age, when new godfather gives him another. H c prospers in bis calling he may go on taking pavement and Wies In dcmamka a Canadian boy street; as mucb--l3-lhey like. Uttle Jn' first time. The room seemed empty fihrments worn o Wni, for It containea nothing hut K- fftole of' shining rea un it he his surviving relatives will give ilm yet one.DlorJe; acd by this last lie will be'rknown to ai! ho come .fter him. :The. chlldren'jln- Japa C of jd chool.- o are alwaya ther are not at their tops on the games. Oil': aide carrier while flags and the other red ones, and the side tbat captures moat flags is the winner. Japanese Siouses have no Inner the rooms being ice rely divided off by sliding screens, filled in with paper, which run In grooves across the floor. "But what has happened to all the "TN a writ known natural history u says lhat sprneuts are never seen upon ibis uianl, acd Ii against tlic slings of snakta atid scnri'locs. "'hip, co.isldering Si. Pctrlck'-s ronnec- loD xvith snakes. Is really remarkable, and we may reasonably Imagine that before lila arrival tha Irish had observ- ed inyatiral In Bhamrock; ami ou lu-arlng ot the Trluitv of the Chrldlian church through St. Patrick, for the first time they faceted Bo peculiar fitness in their already samd plant to shadow forth the oeriy rbvcal- ctl and mysterious religion. fKKbEXT DIhVKKX. 'N" the Gaultic Moualaius tbere arc seven lakes, in one of whleb, called >ough Dllveen. it is paid St. Patrick when Lsnishlag the saatas and toads ront Jrelancl, chained a monster sc-r tent, lelltng him to remain till Mo a day. The perpeot every Monday morn "ng calls out in Irish: "It a long ijonday. Patrick." Tliat St. I'atrlck chained the serpent In I Align Dllveen. and that the serpent calls out to him every .Monday morning 1s firmly be leved by the lower class who live In the neighborhood of the Lo'jgh. TRAVELS OF ST. PATKICX. E travels of Saint Patrick can b followed from the cradle to Hi crave by the names of places he vlsltcc lie born at Kllpafrlck; he stayed for some time at DalanAlrlck. On hi taken into a Japanese house for by nil babies almost aa big as themselves strapped on th'clr bacfcs. Sham baitlcs nro BE popular .low actiuer work. 'oa- which were arranged r. a number of transparent small DS lo look the -bells of a white lower. Tbere were no chairs, and lie only ornament was a porcelain holding a spray of cherry blos- som. it surpriee you very much to tear that Japanese boys and girls love going 'io school? If you were awake as early ts seven o'clock in tbe morn- ing you might see them hurrying off: as gleefully as though they were on their way to a birthday party. Once a t school, however, t hey b ccome ns grave as judges, for they are all most eager to" learn. They fare up their furi, you see, until school hours are over, and this, when you come lo ihlnk of It, IB much the better plan, Cor then they are always sure of their time. No dinner party In Japan would iio compMo without the chariiin; Geishas, who are quite a class by themeekes. Thoy flutter In, like bril Uant butterflies, with the first courtr, gorgeous kimonos richly em- broidered in scarlet and their dear little faces smeared heavily with p.iiut, and while you are trying lo chaso lh'_- strange-looking morsels In your suup with chop-sticks, they sit on their heels vlsll to Europe he ylslted 1 and Holmpairick. Keturoing to Ire land proceeded the palrlck. and from there io a lofty moun tain called Croagh-patrlck, U will b nollced tlm every place he visited coi tain? the nnme "Patrick" In some form and tbus we bi? travels i Ireland as well as in Europe. The death of Si. Patrick Is common slated to have taken place at Saul o the 17th of 4P3, when he ws ona hundred and twenty-one years'o! It is because of his death on tho 171 of March Uiai we commemorate, th day. _ little folks of Japan as they are with In a row and watch you with us, and "Flags" Is one of their favorite iing A DOUBLE-DUTCH DITTY VOW firefchcn was a' J All of Inn ani 'm'crry lap.Sj i anil Am! ivhch slid n.illercit drirn Uw I.Tii The ,1niraal3.fita- atler, V Anu ivlicn at last, her errand done, Her way sho JiorndG'nrd wended. They all of (horn turned .And knovv their fun waj coded. OUR CARAVAN Adventures of Some Cily People Who Tried lo Live Like Gypsies and Travel the Country In- stead of Living in the Hot Cily. BRIGHT SAYINGS OF THE CANADIAN BOYS AND GIRLS OR SEXD C. 0. D. -V their Sunday school they ttudying the execution of John the 'flpfKl in Khich the daughter of Ifcro- "stars" and Ifcrod half iii kingdom at Tier feel." The Jad cane home to his mother, this is his I'tnion of the story: '0. mamma, just had a lovely les- on to-day! Teacher tcld all alout king and his Ultlc girl. danced or him ami he teas su pTcased that he aid he'd gire her anything she t "d. Hhe couldn't think jchat she tcanl-_ ed ti'.ojl, so she went and asked her mother about it. Then- she came tact and told the king; 'Get we the head of roltti Baptist; find marjiniq says have it charged.'" WtIY XOT CHASGK UEKf J WAI) staying a few weeks with Jackis's mother, who very rccwt- had had a little riauyhtcr, much to Jack's disftitst. One dan I took Jack, icfio iraj three years old, doicu (o do sow.? shopping. M'hen ice came I sfoifed tiling mother about on article had fcccn exchanging, when the bnly started to hoicl. fiayi Jack, "dot little liny makes an nc'll noise, it on'I you Jive us the ticket to viangc IUKI for TJVO VARIETIES. ircrc reading an and a many of the icordi iccrc unfamiliar to the children.. "IVishing to sec hoio much they understood, the tcachir sold'. "Xoic can anyone tell me the difference between 'Copse' and. 'Sptnneyt'" .Yo one moved. Finally a little hand hesitatingly appeared at the tact. ARRY and I always thought that nothlne could he than to be gypsies and lire in real caravan, but we never expected nat such a thing would happen to us. It roalljr did. Uncle John had conio home from Aiiatralia when grass was beginning to turn green od tho t'owera were beglnntns to loom. klorry and 1 took him to the Zoo nil lols of oibtr favorite places which thought ho wro'iiW as much as ,.e tltd. Hut ho did-not seem to care or them. 'He took "off his hat and mopped' his head and said: "Phew! 'his may do very well lor you thll- rcn, but give.me the open .country I ran Mother lold ns ho found the clly tufty, because he was uEtd to living n a" wide plain, "spending nearly all ,Js time out-of-doors, riding, and hooting, and -tending cattle -and orses, and often sleeping in n lent or months together. When Ilatry aid hs should like that sort ot I Iff. better lhan staying In.town, Uncle pad him on the back and cried out: Thon you shall try. U, my boy! We win go right away from all these jrlcks and pnving-fetoncs and live In ho green llcWs. M'o will invite your ather mother and UUlb Mary and are the other join us; and If yon don't all have, the best holi- day of your llvpa, my name la not rohn Brownkw." Or Harry and T know thai Jnclet name was John Hrovnlow, bul yet we could not. at first believe ,thaJ meant what he We though TVBS only lo amuse pdf, J-ist an wo otten do ourselves But ho did mean 11, "honor and after he hatf talked hlg plan ovc: with father and mother, who though it as.splendid as we did, he went away and hired a raravaa, and a tent, am all the other things that gypsies need and bought slores; and on tho first o June we nil of uj, that Is, bill a three-montha' holi- Ay, that realty WEB the nicest we over epent. Father works fn en office and could not loavo before August but he promised to joln-ua then and spend every week-find ivith us ;as long as we were within easy reach of the clly. Next week we have a description of Ihft laravan and tho atari. D4 euro and follow thU story every week, as tho children have many interesting ex- FUNNY BUNNY Winnie went to skate one day She saw a flight A Eabbit, cted in coat and Hart, Across the ice came bounding, He staled tfitb ths ease, In graceful sirervcs and Ing, curves, and edge, Inside and out, For yards on one skate gild- icg. N And in the summer, at tbe sea, Win saw ano'.her Bunuy, Jn bathing costume, quite com- plete, She really looted too funny. A smaller FUfcblt, nt her side, Disliked the water truly.. He screamed and stamped and ramped, From rage wes quite unruly, And Winnie says, of all the sights That all her years have brought her, The funniest, funniest Blghta irerc those On tee And In the water. ;