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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta Some More Sputtering HOUSE TRACING AND CATTLE mUlNti IN THE EAKLY Iti^NCHlNO DAYS By E. N. Darker, Cardstonj in Ed-tnuntan Saturday News.) Amusomcttts wure none too plentiful in the early days so tha* various sports had to be Invonted, and it a contest could be arranged with a bot tip so much the gainers were we. On one occasion our ranch had a very good running horse and he was slipped in without the public getting on to the game. After he was tried out A mwtch was made with a neighboring ranch to which we adjourned, �pon a "Sunday," because the race ground was better, there. As soon as the terms were arranged and the Money up the horses wore prepiiri.t'l. All poople available came out to the race among wiich were two most respectable aged ladies, either 70 years'of ago or thereabouts. They put up their money like men, and �8 the oxci'tement rose higher, and posoibly being accus'tomed to pok. 4)r, put up " more and mone staking everj'thing even to their earnings on our opponent. Our horse won .amid great excitement, and having a wagon along we rounded up the, .spoils and started for home. When we cdme to 'tuke an inventorj' of the �spoils at our, bachelor diggings it was luvrd to divide up for we had something of everything nnd nobotly vant �d the old ladies' earrings. We had :shaps' and spurs, bridles and bits, a �saddle or two, clothes of diftefont sorts, knives, scissors, boots, shoos, .gold ond silver wutclies and anjithing that was i>ortnble including a horse �or two.' Wo believe the trinkets Were later restored to the old ladies but they had been guuio in the firsit place jjaid thedr bets.and never squealed. mX>I\G CATTLE FOB WAGERS Another diversion, when life was so �low, was riding cattle for wagers. Rivals would put up stakes that the onr could stay on a cow longer than the other, and please remember that these cows wore wild. Sometimes the cattle were corralled and �saddled up, but on occasions one man would drive the cattle into a snow bank, then it was up to him with the match on to pick his cow and run up and got aboard while she was in the 'drift. When those cows got out of the drift with the riders aboard there was some fun and usually it ended in the rider, if h^ tri�k over the morning paiJer which wr.s relating that W. J. Bryan ha! just re turned from Europe and would -.vj'ito his impres.sions of the Oel.l i:f Watti-loo whicfi ho had vi-sited. Ilut the editor of the paper briefly marked "Would it l>e fro.n the jivi.'i.t of view of Wellington or f; j.-.i the point of view of Napoleon.'" Evidpnt ly this made considerable flilTf'jtiico. This being interpreted in u:;r ciise means that whait you could do in the west was not always the same as whot you could do in the east, but the same code may bo parallel somewhat viz., that you can steal ai lot at a time ljut not a little thing. One is a crime -but the other is not. DEGREES OF CRIME Still it was a pcteuliar fact that small things weiv seldom lifted by the traveller or guest though he might go ofT with your horse band if he fancied it and could get away with it. Mr. H. A. Donovan, one of our old^ timers,, relates that at one time be left upon a chair, by his bed- side a gold chronometer worth about 92.50 fOr Boverul weeks while he was away, forgetting that he had left it there. The door of the shack was o|>en and several |X!ople came in over night and slept and nlo in the' house sleeping often in the bed alongside the waitch, but when the owner returned the watch was still there. Scv oral travellers who met our friend at intervals in other parts told him about his watch and one man remarked: I had a mind to take it but I didn't." Stealing these little things when hospitality was free wos a hanging offence and too small for western ideas. The smaller thief arrives with the railroad and is more civilized t Still the west was always a little more thorough in action with criminals for occasionally the horse thieves wore rounded up and hanged. BIO CARDSTON YIELDS Many Farmers Report Heavy Crop Returns-Fall Wheat, Looks Well Cardston, Nov. 11.-This district is in a most peculiar situation this year and is to a certain cx\x)nt taking its share of the inconveniences ot the times and the shortness of money. Locally the district has nevor seen a better seiison or so much to ship away to bring money back. average. Ire ing between thirty and thir ty-flve busltels to the acre! ' Ma*iy farmers have averaged as high ns fifty busiiels of good wheat. M. B. Alder's wheat returned him fifty bushels to the acre while C. Silk and W. II. Siioakman got yields of forty bushels to the acre from their crops of spring wheat. . AT MACLEOD A despatch from Macleod says that A. Skelding of that plaw threshed one hundred and thirty bu.qhcls of wheat Srom a nieasurod two acres', an average ot sixty-five bushels. Of Interest to Women. HEALTH AND BEAUTY (From an Eastern Exchango). Small vhitc' spots which olten ap-pccar on the nails are caused from bruising. UNIFORM TEXT BOOKS. Hob. C. W. Cross has ivturncd from Winnipeg where he atitended a Dip the fingers in coal oil and rub the throat to give relief from sore throat. CLEANING SKIRTS Here is a practical plan for cleaning and pressing skirts: Brush them fust, thon vhisk oft with a clean brush dampened in ammonia and warm water. Children should not be allowed to get indigestion while young, by being permitted to eait candies, spices, IMjpper and very rich food, such as pies, fruit cake, etc. Any stain can ite removed it rubbed out at once with a mixture of equal parts of ammonia tiiiiohol and vi-vter. After the-skirt is thoroughly cleaned brushed and dried, lay it on the pressing table or board, '^in eoch plait down in a proper fold, cover [the skirt with a piece of dark woolen ! goods which has been previously dampened and then press., Court plaster is a good wrinkle ' remedy. Cut the plaster into tri- meeting of representatives ot the ; angles and strips to tit the wrinkles governments ot Manitoba, Saskatcho wan and Alberta in regard to the pu- and paste on in the night. Remove in the morning and massage gently blication ot new te.�t books for the ,r ten minutes with a good cold cream. Use a strong piaster and schools ot provinces. Manitoba was represented by Hon. Colin ! o,e that will stick well.' The black Camplwll, Sa8katche%van by Hon. Wal; variety is best tor this purpose. To remove dust from silk skirti? do not a brush, but wipe them with a piete of velveteen, which will not wear the silk nnd will remove the dust wry much moi� Batiataotorily than a brush. ter Scott, and Hon. J. A. Calder mi nister of education, and Alberta by Hon. A. C. Rutherford and Hon. C. W. Cross. The throe provinces have ' permanently, united in a movement to secure a ' it ^-m uniform scries of text books. Up to the present time changes wore intro-rp|,,jjduced in the test books by various �crop is a largo one but uneven in qua f^''^""" without any system of regu- lity with not much wheat grading up 1 as high as the average last year, but. with improved prices and much better yields, a good deal more money will bo realized for the crop of 1907 larity. Now the tliree provinces have agreed to have their  deputies moot once a year, go through the readers and discuss changes. In this way the books of both the Stretching exercises of the throat and neck will reduce the double chin Hold the chin up as go with your finger tips, massage it with a downward motion. Pushing the lower jaw in and out is also good. Once or twice a week is often enough tor such heroic, treatment. Silk or ruffled skirts should be fitted out with tapes sewn on the lower ruffles by which they may be sewn hung upside down. This prevents the skirt from sagging and the ruffles from drooping.  . .1. i,t l*"''''c schools and high schools will than has ever come into the district , , ^ , , ,^ " , . _ ,, ... be kept on a uniform basis. Tho before. crops, where well put , . . ^. ,,_ , books now u.sed in the w^j.'itern prov-in, arc going over .50 bushels peri , , , ^ � �,i,,,c'af� hoFKilessly ou-t of date and acre on large areas. John Holmes � , . , " . . u 1  .OA some, change wa.s absolutely noces- of Ralev, has just threshed about 20, , . , ,, ' ' . . , . _ , sary.-Edmonton Bulletin. OOO bushels ot winter wheat, averag- ' _ ing 5.5 bushels per acre. T. AT. COAL SCARCE ALREADY. L. M. Jel- liffe,,formerly of Illinois, tallied o^'er GO bushels on some of his ground. S. M. Woolf, one of the prize winners at tho field competition, is threshing 300 acres which is tallying over .50 ^'arming asr>oct. bushels to the ac,-o. Another well- ""."^^^ "''^ ^"""^ known wheat grower, Robert Pitcher, '""^ P��P'� f"'* ' the do- Ibs. to the bushel. G. Oiflord, of Ra- "'"^ S>onth.. The ley (six miles east of Cardston), av- '^'^'^^oa.dn have l�en urging the lay-eraged 52 2-3 bushels per acre. At '� �^ * �"PP'>- 'o"' the vfn the pi^sent rate of progress and con- te'' but it is impossible to get it. Poo sidering the scarcity of labor thresh, P'*' ��"''er. Wash frocks should always � lie put away in trunks, boxes or drawers, whether they havx" been worn or not, for in hanging they grow stringy, are more easilj' arretted by iftimpness and they lose tlieir, freshness before they are worn. . NEEDLEWORK NOTES When ready to sew on a row of hooks and c.Ves place the two edges of lining to which they are to be sewed evenly together one on top ot the* otiier, then take the tracing wheel and ulark places on both edges at once. Vou have two odd pieoea ;'-cent shaped lace ^andr' wqiiiter. wliri^'' possible use they ean be')n.'�^w�f�fev arrangement. They will werva nW^Ti for the outline of .a laoo- yoks-.-^jr' bringing the two ends to a' p.v tt i* ; tho centre troot. : This muki-� i� neat arrangement upon a fi'ic wait when the yoke is tucked an.I Siii.^hMI with lace iiisertion.. Agatn, the** odd pieces look well tor a small bolero effect, but they must lMMMMe^.....MtMUlli.....ItmMMtMMMH..............................i..........Mil................>t||| ;