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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta A gJlIRY ANB A A COMING SCIBNTl I'T WM on a stony point, overlook- ing deep. Dlua ocean, that tha Cmatla Callow situated. Tht of Callow and t and for tho the dayi wore Not 10 with her lord, who his rldlnK to hounds In the valley bulow, or paying visits to: tha rontrj ot tho surrounding: estates, j Tho Princess of Callow was roungtxh woman, and childless. She loved with a motherly devotion Httlo children, and throughout the land where'she known she was railed Mother Bountiful, for she gave HO readily to the poor, particularly to the children of the poor. j It was a bright morning In the last week of April, and the Princess of real name was Matilda Princess walking In the garden which mrrouuded tha caatle. Sha paused to admire some flowers which grew beside tho path when she saw a little figure asleep under a rosebush near by. The Prin- cess was startled ut dm, but on look-' .ing closely, ehe beheld the form to of a breathing ohUd foldth-haired boy of per- hapa wven ot Princess .Matilda advanced with to the child lay, and bent over him. Hla coral llpi were parted In a and he' he tbiii.fa.. .for murmured rently to hloweW as though In happy mood. "How did the dear aoul ever PrtnQMS ilatllda boy had boen Mnilidu mtonlahud to sue no one thwro. 'And noithwr weru thtru any'itena of having boon a child asleep on soit leuoath the roaebush. "He must have guiio down one ot (ha paths." said Princess Matilda. 1 "He's a fellow, su we must over- take him; otherwlia, htt might1 set lost on this ruggad mountainside. Ho muat have wandered away from aorae farm In the meadow below. I must see that he Is returned to'his parents." But all In vain did the Prlnoess. hor maid Gallla, and the gardener, aearoh the grounds about the castle for the child. Not oven a foot print of :him was to be seen. "Well, I dares Call htm down for 1'rlnee." "No. might frJrhtvn our little bird away. Wa'd biMC go him and fotoh him with our own bauda. Como, whut my U'hoy oil ttgruod and left -tudy, going down tho dark wainscoted j hull. But on arriving ut the true and looking up Into iu branchaa. there was no boy lu "By my crtod Prlnca of Callow strik- ing hip; "what has become of boy? He was her. but a moment agro; and now ho Is not hore." The men began Hearcnlng, about tho .j grounds, and came upon Princess Ma- I tllda to whom they told their story. She even more niystlfled :hlld at the castle for a little while, j then vhero she would entertain him with (also, and t he toys that had one time been her s have ed when tha child disappeared with- out her having spoken one word to he servants make a thorough h of the grounds. He cnlled to grouns. e cnle one of the' house-servants and child, on seeing Prlnceaa Ma ones. He lisped BO pret "My good uncle ilm inv lo mni ln cnRrgo of the searching party. SX renmined ta'hep in the he led hte company) nimiorj, ana all that morning: she back to tho stmiv tath the rosebush. After noon luncho! the usi, ue leu ma company she j back to the study, to drink wine, chut child be- and await the return ot the searching i party. Prince, re-j Princess ilatilda kept her sent In long ride! the sunny bower where hnrf hf.cn m the Princej "He and I lived down by the sea, anrf put lmy went Ollt 1" nla boateachday hlm In chfirgo of the searching party, each evening with th'- ML Many of the flsh he .old to the people of this he down ln viU laffe to the good wives who used 'to speafc kindly to me and" mend my darllnsr child." the great oaken study. Matilda did not have long Princess ordered refreshments to be to wait. She saw two of her.servants eadfng between them the little golden-haired boy whom she llttto flcura uleep under rosebush. oirv-ed table, his feilows'abo m when he threw up his hand and point- ed towards'the top of a water'y f loudly for sume one to'comf' to got out of the water 11 BOt lost, I for i e to get back to the spot where my seed uncle fell In. for I.could not tad any one to come to our aid. .But I wan came" h "nV r i, ana thirst, men l beheld this great castlo and I said that maybo there were fairies round In these and that perhapi they would lead me to the spot wherS my good -uncle fell Into the sea. So'' I found: a path -which-led rleht-lntd the grounds. Then I heard voices, _ of herself. "TU not -wake him, for he seems to be fleeplng Jo sweetly I'll run Into the castle and fet mr hand-maid to fetch a light coverlet, for the breese from the snow-capped mountains yonder is cool, and the little one mhrht become chilled." So saying. Matilda return- ed to the castle and rang for her the obeyed her ladyship's'bidding and fetched a down coverlet and proceeded to tin garden with It over her arm, Princess Matilda leading the way.. But on arriving at tha rosebush where the a sulray tree which grew In the yard very near to the study window. The window being open it was easy enough for the Prince to see the tree very plainly "Look .yonder. Squire .he ezclaimed to one of his visitors. "See that child in the tre ive boy, by my sword." top? It's a real Squire Landon looked, and ejr- "Jt certainly is a child. And claimed s a c. And he not seem to be aware of our pretence. He is eyeing tho heaven, had Bleeping under the rose- bush. He'seemed afral'd, and as tim men him to the Princess, she extended her pret- ty .'white hands to him. "Be- not afraid dear little one she said But to mo and tell me who jou are and whence you came. Qurpuzzle Corner fl Grade LETTEB PCZZUE J..1VH i iitjuru voices, and I crept beneath a lovely bush full- of smelling Jlowers. I guess I must have fallen asleep. I was so tired! But after a while I awoke, the'sun was in i; crawled out. ran to a .big 'tree T'saw in the grounds and climbed far.up into it sat a long time, calling to the fairies in whispers. 'Save my good I said. 'Save rny good uncle, and lead me to him. 'I "dm lost here "on the mountain. In :iastle "And to you, ilttie Princess Matilda, ten- her eyesi.misty. She feared the goodjimole would .never again be seen n .life. Thenfalrles did; not hear le, and-so 1 aimbed down-from the ree and trying to find my way to the spot where my Bood tipped over and split him sea. And then along came hObe gaj fellows (polntlns towards he liveried Wvimt! I TN a Westsrn town there forth-coming solentiit. ,Hs 1. onl Jourtwn years ola, but as "dally growing anil h might added, "dally growing In knowledge." This boy ou what might be called a model work and he keeps everything U "appla pie order." The shop used to be stable, out the pony has to give to the modern horse th. automobile, and his stable is now the workshop of very clever youth who his (Had It up and divided it nto seolione. A floor has been aid. windows tightened, and heavy building piper tanked upon the walls. A little wood stovo stands In one cor- ler-of the to a work keeps tho shop warm on cold Saturday afternoons, when the boy doe. most of his work there. One tho where all carpentering Is done and electrical experiments made. A big window helps to give light as well as a gl.s.-sash door. In a further of the tho middle 'is the Uble where tools, chemicals wires, and every bit of material used in the boy's business are kept each article In Its place where the workman can lay hand, on It. The big work bench la kept clean of materials for the .boy loves order and plenty of room for working. When visited the other day. he was. bu.y on the model of an airship, and It looked like a pretty fine thlns. He had an old model which flow fairly well Just well enough to make the boy know he had hit upon the right thing, and Just bid enough to make him see where Improvements were necessary. The model he Is now completing will be ready tor, it. "trial performanos" the.''fir.t of the weither Is.iuu. -In the ooruer of th. shopffarthwt Crom th. :door, the boy has arranged 'flari room" for pictures. He 1. an enthusloet n that line, >nd may b, seen talcing ong tramp, into the country during the spring and summer In quest of orae fine subjects for hi. camera, j "m 10VI" WM b" of ragged hilltop's with toecy ww" cS, -..eT-W'oup lhe Held, or ..r'.lni In a meadow. He ha. 'the artletln tompmmont to marked something unusual for' hli practical turn ot mind. But the boy does net stop electrical experlmentln, looking wigs) and they took hold of me and fetched me to you. But won't you please take me to hunt for my good Tear, were In the oh Ids voice, and his pretty lip, quivered as he made this plea Tes, my child, and hurriedly, too And princes, Matilda soon had sev- eral, .servants going down the cliff towards "there lhe oas- .p: Th' the grim old fisherman' -wis 'called' I lhe child was- carries! on the -oa'tlf 9' -on or deep -studehl or chemistry and astronomy, and mght be .called authority, if latter, having read every scientific, work on the subject he, CM of. And th.t i. why hi. f.th.r Ptannln, to.Blv. him sdlwfyle edu- cation. At the boy li through th. public school, self for college; Lator a 'utilvtnltv will to the top." And In th. Meantime, hor 1. in a" manner n hi, llttle.j.hop, finding ont hln.rs for himself, and mtklnr a things. follow cried out: bur house. And-Oh! Look! There's tootI uncle, sitting by the door, and neighbor Tom and old Salt-Sea are with him." The servants from tha castle hur- ried their footsteps and soon came up to the fisherman's shanty. Sure enough, there'sat old Uncle Jack O' Th Sea, on the edge of a canvas cot, and his neighbors were giving him drinks.and a little food. On. seeing _the child, the man threw himself Upon his knee's and began to offer up thanks to the Giver of all things. When at last he raised his face and .took the child Into his arms, he said: "I thought I >y Little Gold) I am of .leven letter My i, I, 6, sp.ll your father My jlO, 4, .pan a boy's name. My 4 s 1. spall a place where ooal i. obtalnat IMjr 1. J. i, sYspcU a door leading from theatre. My 6, 7, s. 10, n, spe large country. My 7, 4, 1, spe belonglni to. you. M I, S, 11, .spell a cheap metal. H spells .om.tlxlnj school chlldre itoust pass In th. spring. After yo hav. dUKo.WR] word comprialn eleven 'you- will find man mor. words contained in It than aar i Th. of a famous artist is hid.. in- tha following; sentences Each sentMico contains' on> word whose will help to sp.ll the nanie. Choose th. words rlght- i ly'and writ. another, and 1 the name will appear. Tlo be Idl. orw OIIAKADE. llr flrst Is an animal.' Small and wild It will nee from a dog. Also from a child. My second a Miss Will wear with pride 'TIs worn by From baby to bride. My two joined together In the garden does grow. Is It vegetable or flower? SoHe this and joull know On the left hand side at the top of the clrcl. .la the CMtle. Oppo.ite It the. lodge keeper's quarters. Be- low, bottom of circle. Is the gar- dener's house.1 The lodge-keeper and the g.rd.ner started at the same moment .to .to the. castle. It was a dark, rainy night aad both got lost and wandered about many hours 'ore reaching their destination. Let two chlldr.n take sharp pencils" and of wanderings of lodge- keeper .and gardener and see who ar rived at th.' castle" first.; The starting points are.marked by arrow points. WORD SQUARE. 1. Something growing on every tree A form of. fever. 3. A.-slant; name applied to a iroen onntry fellow. A part of a boat 4NS1VER8 TO LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES. LKTTEK 7 2. Pasha- 'li. 3. Dalrv-Alr. 4. Lciger-Edae 2 ''Ira 3' Oa: -AChlnfman Kith a ,uclic tnet alt and ironed hall the RAOIE CUMMINGS ran ex cltedly'donn the street In the direction of the Youngs house a block -below 'her trades face was pink and her eyes bright and a smile parted her rosebud Hps Before' reaching the gateUeadf "S to Dungs' house Oracle be- gan to call out as she ran: Dora' Oh Dora Then She turned In at the gafe and bounced upon the broad porch of the house. Well what it is mj dear Grade' It was Mrs loung a prettj woman In a fresh white afternoon dress, who tame upon the porch. "You're ex- cited nnd happy about something she added as Grade PB.USI to take breath before replying. 'You see Mra loung Oracle a last panted still a bit out of breath '.Mamma's promised ,to give me Maypole party And I want to tel CJora al] about it. Oh won that be lovely smile Mrs. Touns. "Dora's eating he bread and milk in the kitehcn You nay run back to her. And, dearie el! Cook to give-you some bread and milk, too. If you have not.alreadj had some at home." "I've had my afternoon milk and bread, said Oracle. "But thank you Mrs. Young. .Maybe I'll have a little more." And Grade ran oil to tho kitchen to tell Dora Young her "bestest all about the coming Maypole party. "You see." she ton minutes later, as she sat over a pretty blue china, howl In (he kitchen, eating bread and milk. "I shall be Queen of the May and you shall be next best to 'But there Isn't any next-bost to the Queen." protested Dora, finishing her milk and bread and getting up from the llltle table which had been placed besldo a deep window for her to have her afternoon lunches spread upon. "Oh. Isn't asked Grade a look of disappointment In her eyes I thought thoro was a 'next-best to Ihc Queen. she wont on, after a minute's deep "If we want lo mako a next-best to tho Queen 3 guess we can. I'll ask Mamma about IU Come, let's go over to my house, and we'll talk It all over with ilamma. Shell know what may bo done.'1 So away they ran to Oracle's house and found Mrs. Cumralngs In the back yard preparing a bed for pan- sles. She stopped work lo ll.ten to the eager questions of the two dear little maids. "Woll. we might make two Queens of the she-said, smiling. "Of course. It Is thn custom to have Ihit ono Queen on Mny Day: but wo might start a new style." "Oh, that would be cried and the cTVlaypole Fish, my he orled. "Ah have had a close call, my own littl v Then the story was told o how Neighbor Tom, In his own boa had seen the good uncle fall Into th sea, and how he had come with al possible speed to the spot. Just In tim to fish his neighbor out as he wa about to go under for the third time And after he had (rolled-the-sea water out.of.the almost drowned man he about Dlttie.QoldVlsh the name old Th'! Sea' tiVa giVe'n to his great-grand nephew. And the fishermen, along the shore had been .put all looking for the "child. They feared he hail rushed Into the water to give assistance to hi! beloved uncle; and had perished. Well, you may Imagine the happi- ness when Uncle Jack and Gold Pish got Into each other's arms. Then be- coming calm, once more, and drying their tears of joy. Gold Fish told Undo Jack about the beautiful lady at the castle. And then one of. the servants came forward, cap In. hand, and addressed Unolo O' Th'' Sea- "It pleases her ladyship, the Matilda, to have you and. your little nephew pay her a visit tomorrow. will come to-fetch you In the coach And the following day Uncle Jack and. Gold Fish lho castle, in the golden coach, and were enter- tained royally by the Prtnc, and Prtncass. and at the close of the day it had been arranged that th. good uncle and the golden-haired, child tali, up thelr-abode at the castle, bscomln, part of the household there. And th. lovely Princess explained that sli, wished to adopt a lovely llttu rose- bush boy and tho Prince said he of. the desire and the good uncl. being so old and knowing that onlj yea-s awaited him was glad to nd _ n_.kLU was giao. to httic found such a home and such a mother for his Little QoU Fish And stramjs enough. Prince ot'.Calv ow slopped his Idle useless lite rldln. fter the hounds and becams H erlous, happy man, for, he bad now on to look after and to make plana or. And the Princess Matilda grew prlBhtllcr day for she had not nly her new son and heir to lova nd be loved bj but had found the eart of her husband And the thre. became very happy, loving each other good uncle was not neBlect.d. tor till the dear old man died his Liu Ho Gold rish loved him before any others And that Is the .torj of the Tally nnd the Uastlt Princess Matilda de- clans to this day that Gold Fjsh wa. ihf ho mntf Prince of Lnllow declare that prettj Princots the falrj both little girls in a breath Xef, two Queens of the May added Oracle. -And ao It was agreed ther. and then to tno Queens O Tha Alij And Dora and Oracle were to bo those queens The'arrangements were begun that very day irUt Cummlnes yrltlng some pretty pink-tlnted Invitation cards Gratia and J3ora carrylnE them ing lawn there were many fine trees all in fresh young toliajre. and the grass :waa. like' now velvet.- :lii the centre, of the lawn had been erected a tall, white pole, and from Its round which ran a prettily adoint. various, colored ribbon Everything awaited the party o? Ma Day merrymakers In tho afternoon and you cannot Imagine a more ex little girl than Grade. She was Tho Maypolo dance was enjoyed for h alt an hour more darting hither anil thither, h.lpln Mamma In everything and making n mistakes and never getting in th way. About one o'clock, Dora came the "back so as not to be see by persons on the street. She warite her quoonly attire to surprise ,th guests on their arrival, Ss'hs too gt-eat' precautions, and ho round. They read this way. Won't you please to come and play With Miss Grace on the First o' May There will'bo a-Maypole, tall, With ribbons gay for each and all. Boys and girls will dance so gay Round the iMaypole on that day. 'Queens, a pair of them, will sing As they skip around the ring. Laughter, song, and happy hours Walt the summer bowers Won't you please to come and play With Miss Grace on the First Well, thoso little Invitation 'card carried much happiness to tho hearts of the friends of Oracle dimming! and there was much -wonderlns as !o who the second queen would be. But nearly every, little girl said to self. "It will he Dors, 'for Dora's Oracle's bcstsst friend, and It's the .........U1-- let one's .be.te.t proper thing to friend be a queen. May Day arrived, and It could not have been a lovelier day. Tho sun was warm and bright, and the breeze so gentlo that It scarcely stirred the leaves on tho lilac bushes In the Cum- mings' front yard. On the spr.ad- mothor's porch capo around her, am it almost oovered her lovely frook On running up Into Mrs. Cummins' room, where th. other queen was be nn dressed, sh blue lawn, so_thln that pink arms and shoulders peeped through. And over this dainty draped a pale. shimmer- Ing green sash, giving the effect of spring foliage again.t the summer sky. Deep red rosebuds were caught here and there In bouquets on the .laeves, blouse, nml and also Jpped the white-slippers over green A wreath of green grasses and red rosebuds adorned Oracle's yellow hair, and a huge made of tinsel-stood right up ia front, over her forehead. She carried In her hand a grateful w.nd wrapped with green and blue ribbon, arid Mrs, Cummlnt-s had also i wand for Dora. Tho euests began (o arrive at half-, past two and ill look.d so May Day like in their dainty frocks and suits. Even the little boy. were In white, and worft'garlands of flowers about :heir heads. The mamnms and lhe that could get away from their business r an hour, cama to witness the fes- lv.il, and Ihey sat oh little can vas- oldlng chairs .about the lawn. II was really a glorious.sight. The two Queen, of the May'wer. very popular, and deserved their pop- ularity, for they were so.gracious and hospitable. The Maypole dancn enjoyed for half an .hour or more, after which the little folks, and their mammas and papas, were Invited Into the. big dining-room of[ the Cummings house, where the most delicious re- freshments were served. Then some music was had In parlor, and several of the guests.ren- dered pretty recitations, and the after- noon, went all loo quickly As the guests departed. Tommy Rogers, ona of the gayest of the gay company, said; ''I It would ba Ma> Day once a week And all the little folk's cried, "res so do we. And it was voted by never hud there been so de- lightful a Maypole dance, nor two such queens as had that day graced the CummlngVlawn. :And be- fore tho guests had departed, they were gathered Into a fitting group and their pictures taken, the Maypole Stan-ling as a background. nESTINO birdies In the trees Sun-kllscd earth and balmy breezs 'lowers budding everywhere; 'or the summer's'almost here. .Htle bioudlttr fleecy white 5ot the sky bytday and night: rooks do In, wild-wood green Where no eye hasiever seen, llldren roam'the country round, Moving every foot of ground: Is the happy first of me given o'er to children's nd the little ones do sing, the flowering spring, "The May-Day's here, ovellcst tlme.of all 'the eating birdies In the trees: n-klssed earlli and balmy broezel owfirs budding'evorywhcre; r tho summer's almost hci ;