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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta FOLK3 he AC.'K rodo down tljc'lorig hill, the suiting nun shJulf tr full In his face. He hiut-'bjen over ats the .saw mill and decided'to ride nd hail past tho .''old his was called. Sn fflvon up Kiandfathor's old htjin6 had fflvo Iho old lot' "hou'tie for a butter one, a large, roomy pluto built of brick, und Very often to thti-latter place to pay dear old. tjrundparonts. Aijift. rmd; bean "little tud" to taltii him on hor knee and tell him .Qf eurly Uaya b'cl'yre tho llnci new holJo had been built, when, she wero'young and had started iout lotfuthur in u new one-room log 'But .'o'veh''before Jack's time tho old Xo'lkH abandoned the "old jnqther, tlielr daugh- ter, liad never Itn'qwVaiiy other home on tho turn- Hlhe; I Jack soon nnrlve'd at tho old IOR house., which.'was all but tumbled to i' The ronf was about gone, a few boards and rottlnff shingles hang- ing In place an1 If reluctant to go lest the ruins and should enter the room they ha ti so long helped to shel- ter. Tho windows no longer helO sashes, and 'looked like huge blind eyes staring at Jack as he rounded the clump trees and rode right Into tho door yard. "Poor sighed Jack, a ro- mnntlc loved to dream, and' to. hear again, tales ol the past Hays "before Jack was M-as Grandmother's way of put- ting: It. "Poor old house, falling into decay. And once youth.and hope held Kwny Ah, I'll dismount and go Into tljo poor-little-room which once Kuthorod thoir rlrst ones, nuv thoro-apples and rouslod on col'U winter nights while within. To the rear of house-7-wli.i.'h consisted of warmth thfV main but ono In later roonia "I am the troo which helps to form '-wall 'uff.iin.st which you -lean -to rest your replied tho volcoi "Would you like my "Oh, fe'o wuid Jnck eager: ly and aoftly. feared to speak loudly; the tree might become fright- ened und refuse to talk' longer. And while it was an unheard-of tree did not doubt his ears. rHo a romantic boy, us has yearfi built twu othC-r roonia n't been siild. and wan creduln wood, .ism' tliey.. had rotted [things which more practical and notltUis bilt blU yf and'l would have doubted, slender beams rornafnud to ;ell of their resumed the volpe, any one-tlmo .existence, Only the original one-room- IOB house defying .Time Jttck -eat1 on Mho hearth stone. to It wits balmy evtinJjij? in the middle of April, and spring ,in that part of the world waa .Treeaiwere .ieaflnj, and rti-ilj pianu ,to unfold thxilr, blussomt. f Jack in many' back Pictured :the many, ._ _ Grandfather' had built It for. his 'bride.'' Ah', it hoy liad been- two very brave younp inijple, hart- Grandfather and Grandmother. They hnd weath. orod many a storm had built up a good homo; had eventually grown to be what world calls had the "old for and ono. Hut there. In they had and hud made family a better that one-room log started out, hand In hand, shoulder to shoulder. Jack wondered how many yuunjr couples Of today had the cour- age to Usht their wuy through hard- ships and dangers tis had dear old Grand-dad and Granny. "They alone could not Have weath- ered all1 the storms." It was a aged voice coming- from the wall against which Jack sat. Jack straight- ened up und lookud behind him. No one was there. "'limy alone could not have ;ijpln said the "I- my brothers- were of great yMuo.to. them. We warmed, fed ___ _i'enes of- good cheer." _ Tyljng his horse to a great tree In j and sheltered them." the i-ard, -Jack entered the house and j "Who are you that asked V THE f SCHOOL' KXAMINATION. did you conic out-at- the school t-xumlnatlon? Father-r-HoV did you said I didn't knovr.' with Jufk'u Qiicouraeeriieht, 'It" was many, many years ago .that I began to grow out of tho ground. ;I was something over a hundred mtn count Jhp, whjte man came Into the forest whore after he had cut us down, I have had a very pleasant existence. I have watched tho family- In. thin house from First came tho happy yountr husband and wife. Both wero beautiful and strong; both were good and earnest. They worked well and wore rewarded, Thoir llret two children camu In this room. Here was much happiness. Ah, houift, A florloui If a simple one. Your had just butt- Bot- tled here month btfore tho holiday, and vrero In their honeymoon. They held a feftlval on Christmas Eve, and all the nearby neighbors to make merry. Only this twenty-four houri. for It Is room wa. bun, lor U.. ..__ wan not erected till just before hla work. The lion Ipvos a shall I remember tho day of the llrat j third child's birth. The family lived, C0lmtry, when; Iho long reedo RhiM'x rhriMteninir. It was a cold day. ana comfortably, tec, !r. this SKS higii grass mako Snow lay thick on the ground. The little log church far through tho woods, und the young mother feared to take her baby there for the ceremony; HO the preacher and leveral friends wore Invited to come here and hold the christening1. Ah, It a glad day. The young mother wore her wedding pown on human eyo has ever -seen. My 7jroth- tall, d the ers were everywhere strong, splendid. had wntc) i life about us with much t. human beings, kind, faded and died. But only after many centuries of life. 'And as tJ j gave way to decay, the you ns sprang up about them, Thus and fair, und was, like all good i ers, proud of her baby. named Jackson." "Ah, my uncle was getting well "He in Ma-m last exclaimed s oldest .til. He's. Mamma fed, growtojj denser and more splendid with eacJi genera- tion. 'Well, the white man name. He came and conquered the brother and he also conquered us- -the forest, He killud his 'red b-rothers o; drove them out to lands farther to- ards the setting sun. 'He cut; us -iown and made houses of 'is to says." "Yes, as people count Time, re- d fires of us to ke to cuolt the wild found living In our mid Et only sheltered beneatlu c rea-turtrj he Hw us. und warmed himself by us, but rne fed iimself from us some times. 'Ho sold s to people living in :pluceM where timber did not grow. (J.'hen._lie look the money ho derived f rom. .the sale nd bought himself food and raiment. "But we wore not ah unhappy plied the tree. "And your dear grand- parents are .still living, kind, gooi1 folkE SViiy. I .hardly knew Uie old sentleman when he came here two three years ago to look over the old place. He -was stooped and had grown old, like this abandoned house. -But lie is still vigorous and line. And the dear old Grandmother; Ah, I have her, too, during the fleeting years, and changed. But In memory 1 shiill -always see her as she was on the day of the christen- ing of'her first son. It wits a beauti- ful .picture Indeed. change; but we .are permitted.to Jieep pictures we .love .in our .mind." The tree ceased, to'speak, and ed it .would .riot rest: 13'ut af- room. Beilde tho fireplace were high- backed benches for host ant? A spinuint wheel, then still used to iorno extent, held one chim- j ney corner. Tour books held a shelf above the mantel, on which reattd beat china and pew-; A large prewi, a cheat of on and a cupboard went alone alls. O me. I used to peep down from above it. A bed stood In one corner far re- moved from the fire- place. A table wax in the middle of thtt lloor. Chairs and benches were about It. And on It jaw frequently wild turkey, hare, doer, served most appetieingly by your erandmothen Ah, those early pioneer days are glorlou_ to Jack, sat up quickly. Something hud touched him. 'Ho looked about. The room was dark, save for some light coming through- the open win- dows. 'Jack arose, shook himself, rub- bed his eyes. he laughed, "I do believe I 'fell asleep. how strango It' all' seems the log in ihe wall speaking. Perhaps it did apeak. tho part of aii.old tree." Jack felt above 'his .head, .b.ut the plastering covered the walls, and his hvnd euuld not find the "outline ol a log. "All the -anrfled 'Jack, "I do be- lieve the 'tree me. Hut I must goUiff. Jackson's fam- ily are tofiight and I must hutec Believe I'll ride rouud by and aaU 'Granny 'Jackson's chriBtening. Wondef- if' stie Tftally -did her travelling about In quest of his prey, Jn the absence of a marshy land, chooses thick, tjiorny bUJthcs, which answer his purpose quite well. During- the day he sleeps mostly, but will occasionally wake up and have a romp with wife and. cubs, and If day U cloudy he will roar from time to time in a discontented mood. Of course, cloudy day roaring la USB violent than his roar- Ing, for is cautious while It is still day. When the jun has a link and thfl night shadows begin to darken the land, the lion leaves hlu to speak, and- loping off from hit lair into the open. He tees perfectly Wftll in the dark, aa other- wild animals and many; Hhj only fear is of mail, him ni gives a wide berth, if poieib.lv Once out of his lair, Mr. t-ipja In quest of his supper. This ho finds in the forjn pf other animals. As he trots along.he his head to the ground, now low and again more loudly. As he roars, he calls tp life other lions whose roars join hlu own. This makes the ground fairly reachen Its crescendo. Theu eddtng, dpa -that -occasion Thrfn-. Jtnd romancing of the lloni they with fear and scurry about, hither and thither., not knowing just to hide from: the threatening danger. A? not frightened antelope will' ruiih right Into mouth of a or 10 near to Mm he I with 1 sired supper. i but to' t dp- choice of food, usually wbra, bouftttff that antmal'ii HMh; overed with soft CM whtph thf lion ta a fat.' finds Ut would popotamus, 'which But he will not atuck a live hippo. for that huge fellow, though ttnouyhi too big end strong for Mr. L-lon io manage, Ktzt iu come and Also, he dearly lovec fleah of thf buffalo, but nghters and at times can ter of lion conaict. 1 -iBhould fall to procure of anlnialE for his suppv b? will Ipok farthei afield lu linlmule such M oxen, liorwA. ifck'asaes. ir %nd tj. is a rare fo.r a lion to lead the attack on a maji. If attacked fay hie two-legged aneiny he will fight fiercely, but he will him ia every manner powiible. Jt .stems strange -.hat Instinct teach this most feitrles? of tlie noise drops to a soft sigh, dying j man is his formidable about the past. Jack mounted hie horse and set off in a gallop towards the "new which was older than Jack's mother, to make a call upon hia grandparenti. When he came- forth from their emlle of satisfaction was Why, Sonny, I have told you 'many I'm d up to be a man 11 j I H be a wift cow boj 111 the cattle plains An iihout for jov> 'Or woulfi'druther be A traveller.'roundjibe worl', Aa btop a epal! at plicc here the strJpea unfurl 'Buf'may'be that would me tiiot) awftfl-sea-rtdei-'tpo, A flUBty--tratiifl, jo'er -the blue. 'Perhaps I'd druiher slay to home As partner to my pa: An' feed the chickens an' the pigs. An' -lend a hand to ma. "An" ea her pump'kin pica no fine. c An' doughnuts, too, you .see. moment's paueo rlt -w.ent on: j I guess 111 .right here to home, times I at'your Uncle Jacluon'l It was a dream, my don't talk. But it Is funny, isn't Eo said Grandmother in. rtply to question. But AS Jack went away jha s'mlled, for he could wot recall1 Gran- ever tolrt him a worrl! about Uncle Jackion'e christening. The of the old-tree-- must have ipoken to him Significant Letters, Which letters arp the work- The Been Which are the'rnont let- tersY yhe'Seaj? Which letters are the most fond of- comfort? The Ease AVhlch letters'have th.e .mpet to say. for The I'll. Which are the-noisiest letters? The Jays Which arc the Icmgeat letters? The' Ells Wljicli are the poorest'letters? Th.o Owes Which letters tantalize moat? The Teaae Which are the pipct jseneiblo ilet- tersf The Wlso Which letters are the best to The Peas CDctsp 0 Gipls and Qoys j aa away down in the South- he was "doing finely" that one pln.ce, their dreda of broad acres. One day In early a strenuous day for drain low. Ho had first had his lessons In tho nursery, and QovcrnRSB hod said As Paul ran dmv n stairs he passed' Aunt Nanny in the "Oh, Aui.ity he said in a, whisper, "I'm go- ing to the swamp Daddy. iDo-you s'pOBe I'll .His eyes were very wiiiu he looked. 'OS- pectan t. "JLor's bless honey! can tell what a will seo o.ijer by dat swamp? 'Miiybe n------" Aunt Nannjy looked .-sibout spirit. Be care-j Keep clost -to "maj'bo ful, honey chite. ANSWERS TO WEEK'S 'Aater-Easter. '2. Age-cage. 3. "Wcepiny-nwiepino. 4. Row-crow. Cross-words, I. Farmer. 2. Loving. Pvrgcr. 4. IfotClK. 6. Access. 6- fliintc'f. LETTER ENIGMA -Vaster. ILLUSTRATED ACROS- TIC: Banter. Eating. 2. Arb, 3. Sun. Train. 6. Ear, 6. Ringing, WOODEN SOLDI XH PJJXKLh: In stone fence to left ley. Thisn Pajil was off on the run. And ho "wiis late home that noon. He saw ttuney pliiylnp kitchan garden and ran to her, he cried, "I sow .some rmtar- Hlies, Don't you rncollect that Aunty Nan said there were alwuys fairies the water-lilies grow? I. would have stayed clone to ono ami called three fairy, fairy, 'Come forth to ;But .1 wasn't alone n coulUn't do rlt." Janey was all attention. the wauer-jlflleii HJrotu she asked. "Muy'flti we mlgiit go to them alone! See, it. ts early -HUH la 'quite Could we go and 'flee wuter- HI lea. .11 nd return befo face Hushed nttclpa- Uon. Sister, that's a good ith he suld. "I know h to go. i oitk Aunty how'lit get tho fafrtes. word to her about our going, not a word, Urothci-." And j Janey shook hur head. 1'hen wenl I to sunnner kitchiin wluire Aunt ,1 Nanny at work. "Kafy, Aunty the roafl "Sho.1 iMarster said Tom.. .Grinning, lie, .like 'his 'mother, .loved the two -little Dow.nties.'-, They .we the sunshine-of the ;fllucd.. "'Bui we 'ask said Janay. ;V- "ItTvould Informed IPaul mysteriously. "iWhen ;you go out 'to llnd a fairy .no living mortal .must know-of it, or the fairy rwill hide :away to know just ho lily fairy. she culled, "for a water- dear JLorls git .the how an' buggy .hitohed vup ;me.fluick. An' you alle come 'long .with me. J know whar- iblesaod xatif io. DORH; aalc .no questions now., ier we's .to: ,-get 'long fas'cr we eber .got :hefo'." Tom, without a word -.to any one (he knew his mother would dp what talk- Ing was necessary.) readied the stable .and ,led one ,cf tlie .faatest drfv- 'horses out and jiffy 'had, him :hftched In the ifarm buggy. fairies air in de water-lilies in de swamp. I neber reckoned dey would try to go dare. I'll fotch home thej darlin'a, sho'." Then off drove Tom, and ILr. ppwnr .-returned to hiB wife and snld: "I do believe Aunt Nanny 'knows what Wie has been Celling the children .Btorles -of dairies In -the nwamp. Tom hitched up the pony cart for them and oft they played by our gr oil-grand parents and proba.bJi' by .their parents. jt -is lively will pisver enjoy it. For, clijlr dren who do know this rules of the game, [they are given here: the Tom will easily overtake them. So wo need feel no more un- eajlneaa." But while Mr. Downs said thii. he tell us how ono might, ffet the j mile .from .tho house. Trees, draped tairias to come oi' tiio water-Iinei- with streamers'of grey moss, hidrthem In th'! banged Paul And :he j-'sooiu after they 'turned Unto tho .lane, and 3'aney Kut upon the i'and 'they -were by any onn "Haw! haw! hau'! .honey Tom. hatl 'laugiuid Aunt Nuiuiy, "ya'u alls -jest j -paid .no itiumtlon .to -Paul's rroquest ;to have "o go clost the water-, .-have .-her 3911 .hitch ..up the'..pony.'cart i illies An' squat on do liaqk-an' sought -the stable, wiiere iad und trembllnff, AunfNnnny went .u.iKto did not suaro hi: Fireside IAtON SAYS" is a very- old SIAtO pre n jt :orlilnatc'd i cisely Jqiow.n, 'but it iicit'. was ;Jn jyf -Uienj loader of .the (fame. He is Blmon. "It IK his to tho .-players, prefacing pach orAor fcy "Simon thumb's anil .AMSOIiUTBUY refuse 'to ;iieek -Its head out." "Oh-oh-oht" said Janay. .And 'believed '.what -1'a.Ul .bolloved..An'd .they. :hoth believed an -Aunty -Nan ,bolloved, arid all sineo .-her belie' 'fust us .ever -she 'can We'll hi- rhnnm before 'snuper 'time, won't miss us'llll we're back. A (jew mfnutrts later Paul und Janey erxj out of tho stable. .yard to- tho hig -road '.qimrtar of .a B whisperin' like, 'Ccftnc out, you darlln' 'fairy; Come cnit, iyou dqrlfn' fairy! -Como out, you daWin'V An' pretty soon alifi'li. aot "lie wator-llly move. palps .do :iairy, ,sh ,for him, iPaul was in .tho -habit- i an' certain! luns." Bat's der'is to it. .ohil- ;yom% -as if "drlvlnr' tho -cart about' _tho 'plantation, :and Janoy. him. company. 'tiimo came.vand .thevchlldron, w.eru.mtlsscfji. Mrs..Downs.sent a.maid in the I they' llkKid to .play. '.Then the At thai moment, the heard j yard -was fieurche'd, .laud 'calling -of ard next In-1 their tichoinfuovcrywhero. atunt Into the ivalked -tall j dimlytotAunt Nanny'3 Tcim, Aunt Niin'sistw. Tie -'futoheO nn 1-mtnd inT-fiiit hnvlrm hearM in an unln- rmlond of wund. j tcresUid -way her >young tdarlln' 'Paul's Say, Tom, nan Ifi'tcb up t.hft to Tom .to hitch up the pony .uplted I'aul. curt. .And then 'felsn .came i pony ran fur-m toUnkf-tSistt-rfrldine down toslHirjmlml (ihilflren'u icmperneas or .thumbB--up." If during the jRania AeRlecta' to say "Bimcm -un- thouKhtodbr muwt a Iprielt. It IB Simon's duty to ,turn hU thumbs With .eaph jiomrflftnd. all sins -the 'king, 'if thumbs way, an to 'ono by "fitmon Myp" ;befora his "thumbe ''thunibi iupi1' or jiut -'tturn ..flown'1 ,qr ''turn but .muat follow 'the "Blmon at ,tho playcri has baen taught itiirhlng hli thumlji.up or down without the "flliuoo (muit move out of the'lint oic'.players ,und alt with face -to l'ha tho -will must pay. jojly for ta rnlox -trom study cannot run out till Aiint ;Nanny'B out: Ton.done jicarat aa mos'.ajl-to death. ininlt to yo' She's ._dono "Well, -children to BOB Aunt Na.iinyja.iid {Tom, And more j BO to way thrqurh ;the bordurs of thje .awamp. They jtrled to explain, but JVlr. would .not then jfqr sure Alary; I done fotcli your dariln's home nervous oacupanla reached of -i0- happy mothor .waiting, in dV twinkle-ob-da-eye. Doan--you i tho ev.amp Mr, Downs came nnd-aarPaul ftndjJaney.qpnfldofl to hor fret, mah pretty one. I -tell you. j galloping up, -.There was :bad ground j tnat nl'shr, went 4to 'find the Wunty Nan kncws'What-she's n-sayln.' j to so over, ao Tom got out anf Hoah, Tom, '.you creepy-hones, drlvft ah quick." ..And Aunt.Nunny rushei o" vi for wheel-traclis. Yes, there they wort, fropaed: i -tracks -of tho prints tn the gate a-nd :climbed briskly ;thti -pony's rhoofs. Tom -followed [you kept off "danjrercfus'ground. into tho in which Tom already at. hold on there, ;crled Mr, iDowns, ii children are'.' In suspense." these, leading the horse, and Mr, Downs followed tho bugffy, keeping on tho lookout for safe ground. It was .almost miraculous that Paul had driven over thy safa places, for there all this (was ground whore tho cart wheels Do two-know where .the (would have sunk to their hubs. 'to ;the ;gatc as -Aunt :-Nannyslwh taken-.her sidu the in future, my clears, you must never. never go huntinff for f fairies. Dairies cannot ho. found, .ihejvniust to you of their .-they! wish tn be ,saen you.'' '.If so, ;doix't keep us j -Tom -and Aunt found -the I cart and theiuaiJUtlorfur-! "It's my rellfilous -asflcrtod i tier on they came to tho two chilarftn, j Aunt Nanny-solemnly, 'Mat fdem chll-jdown on their .knaos, N an implement which combines pocket, cor.ijib.f'penk.nife and ci igar dcrswamp- j Htllo cluster of water-lilies which crew look foh :Vou tn ifrecn. slimy water.. ;So were ay ,1 ubs ,mr> :to ul! -mn .'fairy. An' I Jcsi can't refuse' 'nm, bins honeyVnouls! -8c ;l :tplla 'oui drtt-doLand dlrl not kmi clippe A recent invention small horsc- Vhc chii'iiren'sXhftl they did not in, of a tnllor's th'-in tthlmblft! thon no'. tip needle ;