Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
ACK rode down the lonK hill, th tatting auu shining full In h He hud been over at th saw mill and had decided to rltl round >past the "old as hi old homo waa calla( had -lung HBO glvuii u the old log" house for om a roomy place, built of brick mid often Jnuk' went to the latto to pay a visit to tha doar ol rents. And It had beei dellifht1 when .Jack was tad" to 'her kne nnd ttll him of tha early days befor the flne, new house had been bull! when she and grandfather were youni Hnd had started ,'out together ntn a new land aiid in'a' one-room Icj houit. But even before Jack's time tiit old folks had abandoned tho "olt plaoo" and; mother, 1er, .other homi .than bigi brick houBe'on the turn- pike. soon arrived at the old log house, which waa all but tumbled to earth. The roof'was about gone, few boards and shingles hang- Ing In place as if reluctant to go-lest tho rains and snows should enter the room they had so long helped to shel- ter. Tho windows no longer hold sashos, and looked like hugo blind oyes staring1 at "Jack as he rounded tho clump of. trees and rode right into tho door yard. "Poor old sighed Jack, a ro- mantic follow, who'loved' to dream, and to hear over and over, again talcs of tho post days "before Jack was which WBB Grandmother's way of put- ting It. "Poor.old decay. And once youth aiid hope held hero! Ah, I'll dismount and go Into the poor little room which once eaw of good cheer." Tying his horse to a Rredt tree in tho' yard. Jack 'entered the house and went to the corner where was an empty, blackened fireplace. About that, flre-placo his had fathered their first little ones, and there apples and chestnuts had beau roasted on cold nights while warmth ,'iv. the rear c; thft main conslBtcd of but large In later yours been built two ot-ier :rooms of wood. -But they had rotted away, and nothing but bits .of board nnd slender beams remained .to tall of thr-lr ono-tlmo oxintance. Only origlmii ono-room lug houae ktood, defying Time. Jack sat on hearth, stone, hii mind running back to other days. It was a balmy evening In the middle of April, and spring in that part of world far advanced. Trees-were ouflng and early wore begin-1 nlng to unfold their blossoms. :Jsc went. In Imagination, back man years. Ho pictured tha nous aa Grandfather had built H for h >rlde. 'Ah, theyvhad been two ver bravo young people, had Orandfathe .nd Grandmother. They had weath ered many a storm together, ha jullt up a good homo; had oventuall [rown .to be what the world call ha'd out-grown the "old place, and had made for themselves, an amlly a .better one. "But there, i hat onu-rooiii log house they ha tartod out, hand In hand, shoulder t houlder. Jack wondered how man iff couplcB of today had the cour ge to fight their way through hard a and 'daggers as had dear oli Grand-dad and Granny, "Thoy alone could not have weath red all the informs." It was a low voice coming from tho wa! gainst which Jack sat. Jack straight ned up and looked behind him. Neais, and she has changed But shalTalways see bet- as sho was on' the day of tho christen- ,ng of her "It was d'beauti- but we are keep pictures wc'lovo in1 our mind." Tho tree ceased to epeak, and Jack leared It would not resume. But af- ;or a moment's patise 'It went on: 'There was the first Christmas In this it. A- bad. stood In "one corntr far re- moved from the flre-place A good strong .table middle of the floor..; Chairs anfl'benchas were about It And on It we saw frequently wild flsh, served moat appetlzmgly by your grandmother. Ah, early 'pioneer days are glorious Jack sat up quickly. Something had touched hjm He looked about. The room >vae dark, save for some light the open win- dons. Jack arose; shook himself, rub- bed hlsj eyca.; ho laughed. "I do believe I fell asleep But how strange It all log In the wall speaking. Perhaps It did speak, the part: of .an old-vtree." Jaolj felt above his head, but the plastering covered thei walls, and his hand could not find the "outline" of log. "All the smiled Jack, "I do be- lieve the tree .talked, to me. But I must bo going. Uncle Jackson's fam- ily are coming over lonlght and I must hasten home. Believe I'll ride round by Grand-daddy's and aek Granny about' Uncle Jackson's chrlstcnins. Wonder, If; she really" did wear her vddcitng: dress on (Hat The dreaming and romancing we wpeak of a lion's day nu.it Include the, whole twenty-four hours, for It Is dur- it that the king of b'eas Uon loves whore tho long reeds quite us well. cloudy day" roaring ia Ing, for he Is cautioui while It'll still day. the sun has sunk and ihe night shadows begin to darken the land, tho lion leaves his bed, no to speak, and goes loping off from hie lair Into tho open. Ho Dees perfectly well In tho dark, as do many other wild animali and many birds. Hie only ..fear 10 of man, and to him ho wlflo berth, 1C possible Once out of his lair. Mr. Lion goej in quest of his supper. This he finds in tho form of other animals. -As he trots along he keeps his hpad to tho ground, roaring, "now low and again more loudly. As he roars, he calla to life .other whose roars Join his owm This makw the ground fairly tremble roaring reachen Its crescendo. Then the noise drops to a soft sigh, dying uway like a breath of wind. Whan other wild animals heir 'this of the lions they tremble with and Bcurry not knowing just where from the threatening danger. As likely as not some frightened antelope will tush right Into the raouth of or xo near to him that he hM to strike with hU paw to do sired supper. When the lion majtos a choice of food, he usually nbra, because that animal's flwih is covnrtd with soft fat which the flnds meat. appetizing. Next to xebra he would choose, a dead hip- popotamus, which Is still But will not attack a llva hippo, for that huge fellow, though enough, lit too bl Lilon to manage. come the giraffe and tht Also, he dearly flesh buffalo, but fighters and at times can get the bet- 7 ter lloa In a conflict Should he fall to pro anr of .he named animals for suppar he vlll look farther afield la of domestic animals, as sheep, oxen, horses, JacXasscs. Of! man" a afraid, and It Is lustaacs .for a lion to lead the attack on a man. If attacked by hln two-legged enamy IB will fight but he will avoid him In manntr It seems strange that Instinct ihould each this most fearlest of beasts that man Is his, most formidable foe'. and strong: for Mr; Next.In favor will about' the past, horae and set off In n gallop towards the "new which was older than Jack's mother, to make a call upon his aged grandparents. .When 10 came forth from .housa smile of satisfaction 'Why, Sonny, I have told you many I'm grow'd up to bo a man I'll be a wild cow-boy I'll ride across tho cattle plains, An' yelp and shout for Joy! "Or maybe I would druther be A traveller 'round the -wo'rl1, An' stop a spell at every place Where the stars and stripes unfurl. "But maybe that would make me tired, An' awful Bea-filck, too, A ridin1 on theMusty trains, An' sfiilin' o'er the blue "Perhaps I'd druther stay to home As pardnsr'to my pa; An1'lend a hand to ma. ea', her pumpkin pies BO fine, An' doughnuts, too, you see. I gueas I'll stay right here to home, Per It's good enough for me." times that I wore my wedding- gown at >our Uncle Jackson's christening. It a dream, my Boy. Logw don't talk. But It is funny. Isn't So said Grandmother In reply to Jack's quwtlon. But AS Jack went for he could not recall Gran- ny'H ever having told him a word about Uncle Jackson's, christening. The of the old- must have spoken fco him as he slept Significant Which letters enT The Bees Whloh are'the moat extensive let- ters? The Seas r Which letters are the mott fond oi comfort? The Ease Which letters have tha most to aai for themtalvttftT Tho l's. AVhloh are the noisiest letters? Jays Which the longest The Ells Which are the poorest letters? Tha Oues Which letters tantalize Which aie the most sensible let- tera? The Wise j Which letters are the best to eat? Thft Peas CJIAKADI3. yellow and soft, It good to eaU In many lands across the sea 'Twpuld bo thought quite a treat, My second Is white .and deep; It has sizes, see I One always sees It afternoons Where ladies and girls have-tea, 5Iy two joined together malco A flower that In meadows sgrow; It is -especially-sweet In summer when lh' winds blow. ZIGZAG PUZZLE. This zigzag contains seven words of four letters each. If the words are rightly guessed and written one.below another their zigzag letters, beginning with the upper left-hand letter-and ending. lower left-hand letter, will spell something which helps ,to keep us warm whdn the weather Is cold. Tho cross-words are. 1. A large wild animal. 2. An i Ink spot. ,3. A small clj.y residence.-' 4. To lament. 5. fluids. C. Something whlch'comca from-a stove. 7. Melody, WORD SQUARE. My flrat Is the' name which war applied'to of Peru before the Bpanish> conquest. Jrfv sMtind fs a hoijr dny.'" My third'Is a small woods animal. Mr fourth is a girl's CDotep Ixily fop Gipls and i' was away down -in the South- land, near to a great swamp. They did not live -neap ..enough tha 'swamp to "catch nor anything like that.'but hear enough to liftvc It auJd that there WES a bl swamp. In their vicinity and that in that swamp-land roamed gtrangt, ghosts, maybe spir- its. It .was old Atmt Nanny who told them this story of the ghosts or spir- its. Their ilother and had never said "anything J so ridiculous, air know' how supersti- tious the good old darkles of the South arc. the "they" we are tailing about were David'and Janey Downs, aged respectively nine and seven, And'they had lived thelr.'Short lives in that one place, their home of hun- dreds of broad acres. One day In early PauLhad a strenuoua day for ,so young" ;a, fel- low. had first had his lessons In the nursery, and Governess had said ANSWERS TO LAST POZKLE8. Aster-Batter. J. Age cage 3. Weeping Mcaeping. 4. Row-crow. Crosswords, Farmer. 2. Loving. 3. Forger. ,4. hotels. 5. Access. 6. Hornet, LETTER ILLUSTRATED 'PRIMAL ACROS- "10: Easier. Pictured Eati'ng 2 3 Slid 4. Trutn. 6. ar 6. Ringing, WOODEN SOLDIER FUZZLfi- he was "doing finely" with his arit metic, and that she would excuse hi from fcpelling that iofenoon bo th he might go with Uncle and Daddy the Bwamp, Mr. Downs brotner FranK iaiier" maue home with his marrlod ;brother) decided to go over to the edge of .t swamp to see. about some --dra ditches whfch were being dug. As1 Paul ran down'stairs.he passi Aunt Nanny In the hall. "Aun he said in a "I'nvg ing1-to-the-swamp with Daddyi Do yo a'pose I'll H eyes were very wide and he. looked ex pootant. "Lor'a bless ua, Who. ca tell what a pussen will see Ibber. b dat swamp Mavbo a------" Aun nny looked about "maybe a-----a------ spiiit Be care ful, honey chile. Keep dost Daddy." Then Paul was off-on the run. An he ,was late getting home that after noon. He saw Janey playing iri..th kitchen garden and ran to her. "Ol he cried, "I saw some water llles. Don't you recollect that Aunt ?tfan '.said there were always fairle whore the water-lilies nave stayed close to one and hree times, 'Fairy, fairy, fairy, com orth to But I wasn't alone couldn't do it." Janej was all attention.. "Are th. water-lilies far from she asked "Sfaybe we might go to them alone See, it is early sun Is quit high. Could we sec the water tion "Saj, Sister, that's a. good Idea, he said. "I know exactly how to 'go Let's ask: Aunty Nan about how to ge the fairies. a word to her about our going, mind." Oh, not a- .word. Brother." And Janey shook her head; Then they went to, the summer kitchen where' Aunt Nanny waa at work. "Say, Aunty Nan, tell us how one might get the falrlen lo come out of the water-HHea n the begged Paul. And he and Janey sat upon the doorstep. 'Haw! haw! haw! laughed Aunt Nanny, "you alls'-'jcsl have to go cloBt to the pretty water- lilies an' squat on de bank say, whlepcrin' like, 'Come out, you darlin' fairy! Come out, you darlln' fairy! Come out, you An', pretty soon you alls'll eee -the water-lily move. pops de fairy, sho' an' certain! Dat'a all der is to It, chll- lluns" At that moment the children heard some one approaching and next In- stant Into tho kitchen walked (nil Torn, Aunt Nan's son. Ho fntcheri an armload of wood. "Say, Tom, can you hllcli up the j-ou And It for him? pony cart for axkcd Paul, "i'm-colng to take SUUr riding i .the road." AlarsLer said Tom, grinning. Ho, like his :mother, loved these two little Downsea. They were the sunshine of the place. "But mustn't -we ask said Janey. "It would break the 'informed Paul mysteriously "When you go out to. find., a fairy no living- mortar must to know just how to find Illy fairy, she called, "for a wafer-j fairies air in de water-lilies in do swamp. I neber reckoned day. would the dear try to 'go dare. I'll fotch home the iho1." Then drove Tom, and Mr. Downs returned to his wife ,a.nd said: "I do rS Ajnt Nanny" RHUWH-JUSI wim happened She has been telling the chlldi en stories of fairies in the aw amp. Tom hitched up the pony cart .nd off they Tom will easily overtake But while Mr. Downs said this, he know of it, or the fairy -will hide away liim hitched to the farnv buggy, Aunt Nanny went puffing int front yard, where she found SIMON 8AT9" Is a very old game, just when It npj precisely known, hut It played by oiu rreat-grandparmts and' probably b> their great-grandparents. It lively and will never cease to enjoy it, For Vie chil- who not know tho i ulei of the gaine, they are given heie. 1 Bemi-oircular, are _ In front of thorn sits .nd ABSOLUTELY refuse, t0; peek I lead but." "Oh-oh-ohi" said Janey. And sh lelleved what Paul believed. And the pth believed as Aunty N.in belfevet1 nd all Aunty Nan's folks before an> Ince her believed. not be gone eipialnei 'aul. "We'll drive Peggy In a gallop ist as ever she can go. We'll be oine before supper time. Mamma miss us till we're back. fexv minutes later Paul and Jane; ere riding out of the stable yard to- ards the big road a quarter of i lie from the houae- Trees, drapei Itlv.Btrcamers of grey moss, hid them ion after they turned Into tho lane nd they were not ,scen by any. onr ve tall Tom. Even Aunt Nanny had aid no attention to Paul's request to avo her son hitch up tho pony carl r him. Paul waa In .tho" ning as ho driving the cart lout tho plantation, and sometimes aney bore him company. Kuppcr time came, and tho children ere missed, Mrs. Downs sent a maid look for them In the garden, where ey liked to play. Then the stable rd was searched, loud calling of cir; names echoing everywhere. Then it camo dimly to Aunt Nanny's rested way her youiifj darlln' Paul's quest to Tom to hllch up the pony rl. And then something else came lo her children's eagerness two chlldrpn were bcrnllng oyer cltuter of water lilies. family in a; state of excitement and distress. On seeing her mistress, pale ind trembling, Aunt Nanny went up to ver and said: tret, Miss tfary; .1 done fotch your darlin's home n da .de eye. Doim yov 'rot, mah pretty one. I tell you Aunty Nan knowtt what she's a-sayin." leah; Tom, you creepy-bones, drive hcah quick." .And Aunt Nanny rushed out to the gale :and'climbed briskly nto the buggy in which Tom already oat. "Say, hold on there. cried Mr. Downs, .to the gate just s Aunt Nanny had taken her seat in- Ida the buggy. ail this mean? Do you two Know whero the hlldren are? If so, don't us n suspense." "It's niy religious annerted i Nanny solemnly, "dat clem chll- nwainp ook foh Yen alls know, ey lubs me to tell 'cm fairy tales, n' I Jest cnn't refuse 'cm, bless der oney souls! So I tells 'cm dat de Hoon was mounted and off down the rond in pursuit of tho Tom did not spare his horse, urging the animal on. The-, buggy and; Us _two nervous occupants reached tho edge of the awainp befrfre Mr. Downs" came galloping up., There was bad 'ground to go over, so Tom got out and hunted for wheel-tracks. Yea, there they, were, the trucks of tho cart and .the. prints of the pony's, hoofs.. Tom followed these, leading tho horse, and Mr. Downs followed the buggy, keeping on the lookout for safe ground. It was almost. miraculous that Paql had driven over the safe placeti, for there was ground wjiere tho cart wheels, would have sunk to their Jiubs, Tom and Aunt Nanny; found..the curt nnd pony first; then a little :fur- ,her on they cuine to Iho two children. :lpwn on their knees, bending, over a nine cluster or water-rimes wnieh grew In green, slimy water. So cngroisod were the children that .they'did .not hear Iho persons coming behind them and did uot know they Dot alone the leader of the game fie is called Simon, It Is his business to give aonjmands to the players each by "Simon says, thumbs or "Simon saja, thumbs If during tho game he neglects to aay "Simon says" those who qn- thoughtedly obey must pay a forfeit? It Is Simon's duty t0 I4rn hfo thumbs with each command trWs'U ail ilng to the klny, if thumbs turning his thumbs fywn, the turn their down, at the same time, Simon oontinues in the same speaking uo to catch some one by omitting 'Bimon aavs" before his "thtimtu down' or "thumbB or it may be- just ''turn down" or "turn must follow ''Simon says." When one of tho players caught turning his up or down without the 1'8Imon he must move out of the hue of playeri and lit with his face tp the wall until .Ho game has been finished; then Simon will fix the- forfeit the offender muit. pay. "Simon gays" is a jollj, game for rainy evening when children want to relax from otudy and cannot run out of doors. till Aunt Nanny's cried out. "Oh, honey chiHuna! You done scaret us all to death. Come this mlnlt to yo1 maw. She's done near Wfll, tho children were to ECS Aunt Nanny and Tom, and mom so to EBB their father picking through borders pf 'the swamp. Thej tried to explain, butrMr. would not wait then (or explanations On reaching home you may be there was a happy mother, waiting, and as Paul and Janey confided to her hat mghi, "We Just went to find the :alrles, she klued and replied: good fairies' must havr ed you, my darlings, for i.i some way off.dangerous ground.' n future, my dears, you must never go hunting for fairies. Fairies cannot found. They come to of their own .they o ,bc seen by you." THE INVENTIVE MIXD. AN Ingenious inventor has an Implement which combines a pocket comb, penknife and cigar Upper, A recent Invention a small; horse- hbo mag not in the slflc, of hlmble. The thimble-will pick up needles.