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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta fig DONT LOSE SIGHT OF Nicely next to the Agricultural Level as a table and all under Lots going nicely at WILLIAMSON CALGARY IMMM f How Paardeburg Was Won A Soldiers Story of what he Saw ing a last Cronje was fight ing for one was positive as to what was just happening but all were agreed that General Cronje was very busy The latter if somewhat wns The doughty was He was handling large He was trying to a khaki that rolled across the ilodder i lain from sun to He was yet Though with an almost black reputa admiration of the Boer general And How He Felt When Face to Face the Seven years ago last month Cana dian volunteers vere helping British regulars to draw teeth from the lion of the Seven years ago last Wednesday the final tooth was and upon the advice of the pa tient left for a health resortin the South to recover from the the The anniversary of Paardeburg some it is fraught with for it recalls that the bones of cherished sons and brothers mingle with tne African To others it is chiefly reminiscent of physical but to the major ity it speaks of atime in their lives when they had the privilege of being present at the making of dramatic Few can forget the blistering days and chilling nights the sunlit sweep of tawny veldt and the curving line of Modder along the banks of which the gaunt and ragged Boers dug for protection in the face of a bombardment from ma chine guns and can that baptism of fire at the first general the casualties numbered thirteen hundred and where some of the dead wore the badge of the Jfaplc Paardebufg was part part Cut in attempting to ford Paardeburg the Leaders force of four thousand up fortifications along the high banks of the streamand settleddown to resist until the arrival of rein British heliographs twinkled British cavalry horses were ridden to and infantry lived on excitement and hard We all th t something of supreme im port ncc was But to ask a wasto by way o another It was patent that a great move ment was in The exact why thats There the shoe Although at the the rank and file knew less than the readers of the press despatches thousands of miles away Dusty columns plodded forward cavalry jolted batteries lum bered oxen and mules strained Bndcr the last of Kaffir transport Rumors Swea beaded many and shoulders ached under the rifles Cronje was being safe in Cronje fed waa wak openly expressed as the day The burghers were tubborn to the verge of Their position was ringed around Overhead hung a In it were men with fieldglasses who sig nalled the substance of what was taking place in the enemys Beyond were the bivouacs of many Miles away were patrols of cavalry to beat back any possible On the rounded sum mits of distant kopjes were posted detachments to watch ap pearance of hostile It was my as a member of G to spend a couple of days and nights pn one of these iso ated We christened it Starvation Kopje The bill of fare was not were haggard and There wasone youth who seemed to find Then would recommence a of The Boershatl burrowed beneath the but it was difficult to convince oneself that life could as shell after shell from the steel throats out on the plain whirled into the The turf was banks every apparent shelter searched by the relentless yet there was nothing approaching the was a whimsi cal from the weather point The afternoon was with occasional gleams of Dark ness with the quickness common to the Our regiment had received and we were expected to carry them out without wonder and In conjunction with the other battalions of the the alarm Gordon the Cornwalls and the Shropshiresi we were to ad vance under of the ag ainst one of the important Boer dig a occupy and await further It was felt that such a course would iender the nearest Boer trench un and the movement would bring to consummation the longdrawn with rilles and every man above the opposite carrying alternately aspade and j A voice They are coming I was in There was the soft shuflling of many Then a face appeared below the the anxiaus staring into the black and a man dragged him1 ness the occasional gritting self out of and with the of a pebble against a steelshod emblem of surrender held aloft walki and the advance had common ed forward a few pates and 1 cannot clearly remember jHe looked like a seedy clerk or book how He seemed uncertain as to long our section stole but but by this prac PPPmfV f 1 f rt OP11 TFI f i all seemed to halt as if had warned A subal tern tiptoed down the Gods sake dont talk he BUSINESS IS s Hows business I a butch er 1 met fora stroll on the sometimes its but by he I manage to make both ends who makes auto 1 said to It isnt quite proper to I know its dead he replied with a The fact Im all broken assurance was given that the i was Paarj j deburg was I out A few hours a detachment wn sent over the ground to stood Ahead there the bottles HHEUMAT1SM MAKES LIFE MIS A haippy lionie is the most Valuable possession that is within the reach of but you cannot enjoy its Tspoke to an a cheerful young comforts if you arc suffering from Whose life seemed exceedingly bright You throw aside buai was profound We were about which were dropped dun to take a few more when from inK the construction of the the left we heard a faint I werc when a dapper little Someone had walked against tincans man on horseback riding in advance strung pn burgher danger of other went He j wore plain khaki dress had keen it almost seemed part of a red and heavy the there rang out a Krav single We flung ourselves to Whos that cove asked a mem the bare ground as the gloom in her of our How little incidents stick in our memory The bC3ond the field stood at ease by a growth of low brush river Presently we received permis sit Occasionally you would hear the zip of a seeni iogly fired at random laag er were too fatigued comment at any length oil the un dertaking which had been entrusted to Jn my a man sank deep gratification in referring to his against some curling mothers excellence a I nJv cr doubted but his confidential allusions to juicy mealy potatoes frothy deep and honey and hot cakes were pecul iarly lie became unpopu up fcir A few yards or down on the narrow a few officers stood One was an officer who has long been in the He is a native of and is stationed there at lie removed his sun But if sustenance was practically and was diggingin the view from the hills the bowl of a riar Weak crest was I The who were not too tired to talk conversed in At Lndcr a sky of deepest fleck ed with morsels of fleecy the yellow veldt stretched we were ently endless in its It hadthc jmore than by and moved to vastness of the Here and outlying British there leveltopped or coneshaped which we silently Ahead front was split by a dancing line of fire that zigzogged and raced from end to end of the Boer A hail of bullets sang there was the rippling streak of red and the man on my right clutched his Bullets were thudding the from an apparently inexhaustible From the shooting changed to independent and for at least half an hour theMaus ors were working But that half hour was well utiliz ed by those who and the exposure was The enemys trench was hardly fortyyards dis tant and cover between us was a decaying It required more courage to crawl behind the than to remain in the where the ifmore dan WHS less That half hour was occupied in I wns more concerned with that particular form of labor than with answering the Boor I devoted myself ex clusively to j with hands and I a passion for i never HORSEMEN READ I have used MINARDSLINIMENT n my stables for a and consider it the VERY BEST for horse flesh I can would trongly recommend it to all horse 95 to 103 Ann Iltvur about hnlfanhour by the river workcd with such wholehearted fcr with such unselfish zeal I have not foiled so recklessly Wth coming of tender ou African the trench violet dotted darkness and the Boer The crooked and was corn into was the great The winding course of the Modder could be but ones gaze would wander to the clump of sickly brush in a loop of the where rwn battled against desperate There would be intervals between the but the ensuing silence seemed more ominous than the crashing of the artillery More than once was opportunity given for the holding of an armistice for the chance to but with dogged and sullen the burgbera refused and clung to corn distance was perhaps hundred ipluted fnsidc crouched their To find repose in the wavering over the heaps of various section commanders along the There were two the front wita bayonets and rear was to endure a cramped Ilg A fevyards down but within a of anhour af ter doubling up on the ground I was Then somebody prodded and la stiff and It was past starlight and Fall in The order was whispered by the a He had been shot in the He was was Out in front lay scattered a half dozen or so still by was the ground was and over the body swarmed a myriad of The tension was amost snapping with husky mentioned bayonet Both sides Waited and Presently a rag fluttered That answered the lieu tenant in is Lord Whose life seemed exceedingly s How goes J and he promptly replied everything seems to be1 Youre looking quite to a broker I I sat beside in the Dont lake any stock in myhealth he replied Im feeling away below 5Iy tailor I met on a prominent Good you look Why shouldnt pray he replied with a When everyones easy to j good How goes it with you T asked with a smile on the Im going along in the same old Enjoying bad he ness Scares when you enter your homo and you can be relieved from those rheumatic pains also by applying Chamberlains Pain One ap plication will give you relief and its continued use for a short time will bring about a permanent For sole by ROCKY Notxvithstandirig the inclemency of the weather the social at Mulli gans on Thursday evening last was well l Real estate continues to change Blunder has bought Section 10 and 25 at per cntly purchased property former Noble of Clareaholm has rec ly owned by Freeman Andersan at per on the 25th daughter to and Miss Gilbert has returned from Macleod for her Easter 1 3oys and Girls Grow Strong and Sturdy when raised on nutritious Bread Youll have wholesome Bread the children will eat without by A FLOUR Mnde entirely from the finest Western Canada Hard Wheat by Utest improved methods in the most modern m the thats why Purity Flour Makes Bread that Builds Bone and Muscle Retailed everywhere throughout the Great Dominion wEtTimi euumtk miiM INItlf VvfftfVMPVBt vJOVVTVfcyl W ;