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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta OU FOLK3 c ind desirable climes. I work age, both boyg and HU da? l O the American boy and girl, with their life of Interest and advancement, the life of th. 'ohild must appear dull and And dull it Is, Indeed and slaters >f the North khof no other therefore, do hot reAliM the limitations of their" life. They seem to enjoy llv inn- MM M do children of other Until of llrls play long, Indoors of. winter and put of during- the short sum- pier. At seven or eight, the boy be- gins' 1ml Latin fir -Ms; father and older brother. With 'them ho goen fishing lind limiting, and before the tun la usually expert m those lines of work. The girls, until reaching lga of ton cr twelve, play from morn till night, after which they begin as- sisting their motners with tho houso' hold duties, which are of the simplest kind. After twelve or fourteen, the jrlrls .are, finished housekeepers, .and the mother, finds ehe can rest and lot the -daughter look after things 'in general. But the girl soon marries knd goes to a home of her own, either In .her own .village or an ad- In ebrao tribes, the girls' chins_jir6 tattooed oh reaching a mar- riageable age. This adornment an- nounces to tho would-bo suitors In the village that they may propose to the girl's father for her hand On arriv- ing at a marriageable age the boy's lips are Incised for labrets. The parents seem very fond of their and tribes-resort to flog- ging and severe punishment of any kind. And. the children are obedient and return their affection. There are numerous superstitions kmonr the may, he said that this Is about, the only teach- ing the child receives. Tha mother makes It her work to enlighten her offspring in all the superstitions of her tribe, for each tribe cus- ahfi superstitions of Its own, although many suparstltions are com- mon to all tribes. Central havo queer cue toms. The mother of an Infant must not eat of raw meat (a common dint with tribes of the North) until her child be one year old. Neither must she eat of any animal killed by being shot through the heart. Strange superstitions govern these customs. If .an Infant unddf the j of ono year, the mother must keep her head covered for the period of ono winter and. ono summer, after which sha may remove tha sigh of mourning. Eskimo property consists of guns, sledges, dojfs, kayaks, boatu, tent poles, lamps and cooking Tho flrnt Inheritor ia tho eldest living son at homo with the parents, chil- dren married arid living In other households do not share. Many travelers have found the Eskimo children deeply Interesting, nd possessed of- jjooil memory, al- .hough ihe'y., receive no niehtal iraln- ng whatever, learning what IltUo they enow during life from Imitating, their eldcrti. When a traveler has. taken 19 pains to master enough of- tlie Isklmo tongue to talk freely with hem he finds the children eager to iesr about the strange white mai: and his far, far-away land. Little by. little news ot the mysterious South has reachfeJ (he Eskimo, anil the little ones are keener than their elders to tnow something of the country f i om which comes the" tall, itrangor. v j WOfcP A gteny Boys. hud not been vary wtll during the wlnttr and and hit tnxlous hud decided to land htm Wsst on a little vacation. First, there had been nn attack df tha grippe, which hid left Karl's throat and cheat lilt weak; and following that, Earl had which books, This ha'd cauitd a sort 'of nervous break-down, and Earl had to five In to his parents' .wish that take a vacation. Mr. had a brother living in Kansas, -and to him he wrote, asking, if Earl might pay. for lost time" in school, meant over-application' I'm the head boy In the gym. And you know record IB not to be'ashamed of." Earl left the olty the next day with t heavy heart, tor parting from his parents macje :hlm sad. He was a'a only .child, and knew that the Indul- gent "Momsty" and "Dad" would ai much as he would mlu But bore him on his way, the ever ch an tins scenery distracted him, and he found, much pleaiure In watching the various typeVof fellow passengers. On.Vthe last day of his Journey, Earl 'Was glad to bo n earing his des- tination. Undo, John and Cousin him at the station with a Earl's eyes stared car, "I wonder what brings him here.In the mlfldlt'of; "Think" I talfl Jack, hi face alight with a happy Idea. "To know Hank's long suit is wMfOiunt ing. He's arranging a spring run In, I'll bet a cooky." three foiinft lirs. Rogers-wait Ing to with-outitretc.het arms. "Ah, tall you have she cried to Earl for Inspection. Then all chattlni gaily, Mrs. Rogers le wire, not wishing to delay muttcra bj a letter Send Earl at once. Hearty welcome awaits him. Jack eager to see his coz." When Mr. Fred Rogers, living in Ne York City, hnhdeu this telegram to Earl, the boy's face lighted up with happy anticipation. Although attractive to Ihe eye as the flower Jlrst objected to leaving school be- garden, save for the of brll- tore time should loll round, liant blossoms All one has to do Is f artistic Dense mix tall vegetables with short ones And should bo. giving them the1 effect .'of beds.' n JFOR THE BOABDING-SGHOOIi. rings of iiand beaten sil- ver arfi -iltislgnecl especially for the boys at boarding schbdl. They are .of an oval shape, about three and a half Inches bejng th6 greatest diameter, and the child's be placed on them The same rings are also sold for holding ,the baby's bib. paper caused htm a thrill of expectation He Tvas veiy fond of his Uncle John.-his Aunt Nel- and his cousin Jack, d strong, line chap Earl's own age. 'All said Karl, "I'll pack my kit and be off that aults Momaey and-you." "Suits us said the elder Rogers "And, boy, when .you re- turn to "U3, 'you'll look Hko another face will .be a nido brown, your body heavier by many pounds and your, .muscles aa hard as iron." "You niusn't forget, said Ear I, .with-some" show of pride, "that tie "Wlfjfi Uncle, I thought I'd e to go toiyour by stage That's the w ay o-wna out-here. by Dad went "Yps, Earl, you: Dad did come .to us smiled Uncle John, ing ;Uie way to' the car. "But that was'jj gopd ago, and felt "the oig change hftrejas well as you have in YorK. It s a sign IJiat iriaka us an- other and more modern visit. Here, Jack, shall you do tho And Uncle John turned' to his wart son. Governor, I'll .guide, the smiled Jaqk And ho took the chauffeur's J3srl to sit boside him Then they sped, the finest rda'ds Earl had over ;scen. Jack showed fine ability tho and twice his father had to oijt from be hind "Not quitf son You're stretching the allowed1 speed a bit On arriving at thp big.ranch house horae laddletl and bridled, hitched post. V that's Hank '.panby's Saturday" at davoreali Karl was by tapping .on the "Ciomc tenderfoot, set Into your sword and buckler, for -you shall- bo pressed into serUce this day." It did take a second call to rousa Earl from. his morning alum ber. He dressed, and was down In six-thirty breakfast, The' automobile was got ready; and at 'seven precisely Rogers, Jack, CDhen I Go I t '4 it love to go a-walklng With my big sister May; 'Specially In the.spring-time On a junshlny day. We walk along the pavements .Past all the .windows bright; Sometimes we stop to look Inside At some moit lovely sight.' 1'here're windows full of candy, r And windows full of toys, And ,wlndowi full of pretty :ciothea For little girls and boyo. Jut at the big shop W6 do not tarry long, the busy street Is crowded With a hurrying. Jostling throng. do with my hand In, Sister's We down the pavement walk. And as we go a-Jeurneylfif My sister May does talk. tall me storiec, many, Of fairies arid of'elves, Of haunted-Castles in ths Tou know these yourselvwl And when we turn about to go Back home again, big May Will smile at me and.ask "Have you 'joyed the walk" today TT i Oh, I love to go a-walking With my big slitar May. 'Specially in the spring-time .On a sunshiny day. Earl one of the ranchmen wore speeding stover the flne prairie Soon they tame to an Imaginary line, and there ithey stopped To Earl's as- tonishment ho beheld not less than fifty other automobiles standing along Jhe Imaginary lino Then at them were as many more '.'gasoline and .Uncle John explained to Earl that to their miles an- other ,'llne, at right angles and that dlreotlj In front of them, at a dis- tance of fifteen miles, was a lino fac- ing them VWe form a great Efjuare, fifteen miles by'fifteen; we'll begin to travel: towards the centre of this square, j said Mr Rogera getting out of thf drawing, hearer. nearer together. 5 we close in we'll frighten the oh OB from their hiding places, an iey'11 find themselves In a four- -alled trap When they try to break hroush the linos we'll shoot." Then the signal' for starting was iven by Hank Danby himself, a mlu way, by firing a gun. Then dgun the ne and rouna the square went the gnals, guns being flrad by men at iveh distances. The start was made, larl felt the excitement of., the occa- on, weni' caieftllfy, hut'at 'a retty good rate, for much of the time icy were going unbroken mairle lands which wero given up to cattle grazing _, '-After coverlnc several the men left their machines and started on foot. The ground was rpugh for the automobiles to go over. Each man cart led gun and ammunition Karl had been given a- rifle, and hkd spent many hours day in. target practice. It was about ten o'clock whonUhe first coyote was seen the Rogers crowd Jack raised hla gun and'took quick aim. The bullet went fou1! the murk. "Try It was Unclo John who said thli. In- stantly Earl's rifle went, to his shoul- der. He took careful, quick aim Bang-' Earl's face was white excitement. As he dropped his trifle, hlB arm quivered Ho did not see tho creature fall, and did not know thtit he had killed the first woITof .the day till his jncle slapped him on Vhe shoulder, crying out: "Tlie liend sportsman of the day' By .ginger, old that as .slick as a ribbon1" "Yes, jou don't have to come West to learn how to use A Mid Jack, chaking his cousin's hand. Earl was too much excited to .mKke reply, "I "hppe I shall get flne pelt to send to he said. Oh, on aeeond thought, I'll aent it 1C; Atom- It all dressed and mounted as a rug for her room l f The day was a successful one In so far as fifty prairie wolves were slain, and the" gnlcltpns en- sured more safety fr6m nighNfaiders. And the happiest huntsman of_the 1. neveral hundred of men and 3 Earl tho York tender- Ho was hero of ihe day at tne luncheon lield on the open jr prairie. Sandwiches wars broiieht in plenty, cheese, cake, cold tea coffee. A littlo camp fire "was fcuSlt nnd the last-named uoxerage waa x made fine And hot and drunk front" tin oups That night, (Ired but feeling fine from his day of hunting, .Earl wrote a ten-page letter home At he said. "The pelt VlU be shipped to you as soon as I It pre- pared for shipping Momsey cnn have It mounted. >es, I'm feeding splendid." This "ell- .mate and living out of doors so many hours each day is making another man of making n.e a 'eritable Nimrod." And you may better thnt and 'Momsey" were glad to receive that letter, and to know boy "n as jail right, ind becoming strong and well a'galn. V M. WAR OF WORfiiS. IN aRADUATE. Little you study Eng x ItihT Wot's de matter wltcha? I'm though wld English! The Oldest Door in Ihe World. IH Rome there are two churches of great age and Interest, They are the Santa Maria Bopra In the heart of tho city, and Ranta SnbCna on the" Aventine. During the latter of his life, Saint Dominlck made his tn the Santa Bablna, and aven at that time the church was already quite ancient, for, recording to the Rosary It was built A. D popjiqcate of HaJnt Celcittne. pre- rerved contains Inscription commemorating the -founder, and hears the date of Remains of Ihe second church are to be seen in the xv extern corridor, of where there are a number ot early inscrip- tions, on ono sldo {he original twist- ed columns of pavonazictto stiU'sup- port the rool, on the other the> have been replaced by Rfanltft From a window In'this cloister women firern allowed-to look out nnfttt Wnint Domfnick'e orange tree, .which grew lit. a little courtyard. The entrancft rfoor of church Is so ancient that It Is said to be tho wooden door In tho world. During; -the year many thommnds ftf visit.these old places, and look upon tho ''Oldest Door" with, a rood deal .of curiosity nnd Interest. ARRi and Jane had been bus> j "Yea, you will be seen, my friend all the morning m their-garden, -and your breath will be smelt, too, a" kinds -wf -ajuds ISughcu aimuici acv'urai Fuv. Their mother had laid off a special corner in the big kitchen gar- den for them, and had supplied them With plenty of seeds, so they antici- pated a fine yield of .vegetables In tho summer. "I'll sell my share of the'vegetables and put the money In my said Harrj, tweHe old- He was a most Industrious boy :and loved 'work out of doors, and spent much of his time when out of school in the gar- den or about the spacious grounds lurroilndlng his-home. T-He loved .to see the shrubs neatly the rose bushes pruned anrt the.roae arbor in order. So to- from the onion lueil. "You'will some of your egotism knocked; ou of you when, some fine niornlng-I summer, a lady of reflnoment come along the garden 'path and gets a whiff dflyour perfume, and turns! head and makes a wry face and says 'Oh, that awful ''Toil's kno' people of refined taste nevef oat so obnoxious a vegetable as your are my vain "Oh, and So that Is you, Mrs. Bean cried the littlo. onion seed angrily. "And what have you to sa> in your own favor, eh? Just a plain common bean you'll be, about 'He Is H big spirt, Isn't uld Harry. with shears; hoc, ,nd spade. "And I'll sell Harry's; littlo-, sls- 'It was Juno's first experience at irden making, and she aa ery lUoh-interesieU.ln'the work and the romlso it gave "I shall buy a new with my she added. As S06n as ln.e'f voices ceased to In another voice, malt and weak, came out through "ft It '.ra; "lyinjr "I may bo only a tlhy bit of a thing, ut Just you wftlt'.a month or so. Then ou'll ehongo your opinion of ,mc. 11 become a great onion, and ahaU >e seen by all who 4oine down the ardcn paths. I'm a tiny seed now, ut great our friends there the cu- cumbers jnd I proud contempt" It -was tho bean that sneerlnfly. "Wo licans are the real backbone of Intellectual life. Do we not cut a big figure In IJoston. where brains are made a specialty? And we feed the army, we benns do. We are real food more salad relishes." Thfch the bean rolled In her Ilttlo earth nest nnd began to whisper to another yellow corn over.. "And what right havo you to say anything to food for people, while you grow for The yellow grain of corn only smiled at the Impudent "13c that na It ho replied, "X shall no't tlls- cuss It with yon, Hut this much I "I have replied the grain of corn. ''Uke' those flue, animals 3 so largely feed, I am strong and of few words I have spoken" Then the grain: of corn turned lib. the row of yellow grains and nodded head, the1 end with the little .hard, .white pith. The other grains erase as one and at 4ha same moment the radish seeds, the cucumber scads, and the black-eyed peaa, came from their nests and' made up quite an army. They advanced hurriedly upon the of- fending, potato, onion- and bean, and Boons had thorn above ground. Then they returned to their respective places. An hour later, Harry arid Jane came Into tholr garden, and Harry, with a look of dismay, out: "Soma chicken must have gotten Into our while wo were at luncheon; for sec, are Home of the wo planted this morning lying out on top tho ground." I" It was Jane who exclaimed this. "It mutt have been ho turkey gobbler, for there Isn't. a chicken strong enough to dig that big potato out of the ground." i Is A big apOd, Isn't And I :ffirry stooped down and ploked up fence into tho pig-pen. "It'fl nil dried up to the aim since planting, so there's nu uae putting hfm Into the hill again. And hero's a bean." And Harry kicked tho bean Into tho path, whpro a little later a blackbird found It nnd swallowed It down. The onion seed was left to j O 0 6 Af perish on .top the dirt, which It soon j .4 iV Ar J. did, having boon so thoroughly ohillei oven before being thrust out of Iti _ And so ended the boasters and quar They regretted, too, after I1 was too late, that they had not be- haved themselves and stayed their term In the nice warm earth, nugget to sleep ot nights by Mother Dirt and awakened of mornings by the sun'i rays which penetrated to them, warm- ing their beds and citusinc them to sprout, The grain of yellow corn remained ,fely and quietly In his place, and months later he was a flne big holding three big ears of corn And when hie ears became ripe, they were not pigs nor horses, but saved for seed, so perfect they were And the cucumber seeds and radish and black-eyed peas so abundantly, that Harry sold-several dollars' worth of them at- city market, and Jane had''haf'share of the and Harry put his money Into his Iron bank, "to aa he. said; "and Jan a' bought 'a' hew pink, frock for herself .with her money, for Harry had said that was way with, And garden never; missed the one yaln 'potato, and the one egotistical onion, and the one self-satisfied bean. Which -goes o show that those who think.them- selves of great Importance In the world, amount to very littlo .and er missed when taken awny. LETTER EN1GHA. My In dray, but not In cart: My sfccond Is in artist, but'not in art: My third Is In walnut, but not In tree: My fourth you'll find tha Hfcme as mjf three: My fifth is In not in My sixth In rick, but not In hay: H My whole spoils something H r "We like day. To enjoy it we'll stop Our work and our play. ADDITIONS. f 1 Add the letter F to one of. points of the compass and get a sumptuous repast.' -1 1 Add of rocks and get.aofflethlniir'riven'aa ourily. 3 Add letter 'n [round and get a particle of Ifulted subttanee, r 4, Add the to And get an 'sTHIittal BEHEADINGS 1. Behead anu curtail to ipotted and a kind of fruit. 2. Behead and curtail tltlaiof a man of high ofllce In Turkey1 ahtl et .of .tree. s 1. Behead and curtail, a where butter and are made .nd get atmosphere. 4. Behead and curtail a book of ccounti and An abrupt border. ,f t T ANSWERS TO LAST PVZZLBS. Kilter 2 Cwj) PIPE PUZZLti- Pipe {Bullet cup) ivg just under right fooi, WOHIJ hQOAIfF REBUS: Old Wuebcafd ftfld many WG'A bfidts, HQ tens crtedl and killed them, NOOy ZJOKAO voids, 1 near. 2 SM. 3 Plttt. i I Moan, fi. Inkti 6, 7, Taw, ;