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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta till..........................I ********************** DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF 1 * Nicely Located, next to the Agricultural Grounds. Level as a table and all under Lots going nicely at WILLIAMSON BROS., CALGARY. N. T. MACLEOD, LETHBRIDCE **e**e*f**#e*e***++*** ���������**�***��**���icr of G" Company, to spend a couple of dnys and nights on one of these isolated hills. We christened it Starvation Kopje The bill of fum was not composing. Wo wore haggard and profane. There was one youth who seemed to find our the a How little incidents stick in memory! The rogiment, beyond field hospital, stood at ease by growth of low brush ulong tho river bank. Presently we received permission to sit down. Occasionally ymi would hear the zip of a bullet, secm-iogly fired at random from the lunger ahead. We wero too fatigued to conuuent ut any length on the undertaking which had been entrusted to us. In my section, a man sunk curling up fell asleep. A few yards away, or down on the nurrow shore, a few officers stood chatting. One wus an ofllcer who has long been in the Cunudiun servlco. He is a native ot Quebec, and is stationed there ul orcscnt. Ho had removed his deep gratification in referring to his1 against some shrubbery, and mother's excellence as a cook. 1 never doubled him, but his confidential alluslous to Juicy steuks. mealy potatoes, frothy coffee, deep pies, and honey and hot cakes wero peculiarly irritating, lie became uupopu  lur. ^ ... But if sustonanco was practically^ helmet, and wus gravely digging in eliminated, tho view from tho hill's tho bowl of a briar pipe, bleak crest was exhllarut.ng. j The few. who wore not too tired to Under u sky of deepost blue, flock- jtalU conversed In whispers. At List, ed with morsels of floocy clouds, the aftor about half-nn-hour by the river yellow veldt strotched away, appnr- bank, we were aroused by nudge, ently endless in its scope. It hadtho more than by voico, and moved to vastness of tho ocean. Hero and tho outlying British trench, into there level-topped or cone-shupod ; which wo silently filed. Ahead wus kopjes veiled in violet haze, dotted jdarkness and tho Boer position. Tho tho groat spaces. The winding courso of the Moddor could be traced, but one's gaze would wander to the clump of sickly brush in a loop of the rivor, where men battled against desperate odds. Thero would be intervals between tho bombardments, but the ensuing silence Boomed more ominous than tho crashing of the artillery. More than once was opportunity given for the holding of an armistice for tho chance to surrender, but with dogged and sullen courage, the burghers refused and clung to their distance was perhaps two hundrod yurds. To find repose in the trench wns to endure a crumped posture, but within u quarter of an hour af -tor doubling up on the ground I was nodding. Then somebody prodded [me, and lawoke, stiff and chilled. It was past midnight, starlight and frosty. "Fall in!" Tho order was whlsporod by tho various section commanders along tho line. Thore were two ranks, the front with bayonets fixed, and the rear 1 with titles slung, and every man carrying alternately ft spade and | pick. 1 was in the rear rank. There was tho soft shuttling of many feet, the ntixintis staring into the black- t ness ahead, the occasional gritting of a iH-bblo against a steel-shod Loci, urn! tho advance had commenced. 1 1 cannot clearly .remember how long our section stole forward, but , all seemed to halt Instinctively, as if intu.tion hud warned us. A subal , tern tiptoed down the line. i ' Fur Cod's sako don't talk out j loud," ho whispered. i We stood irresolute. Ahead thore wus profound silence. Wo wero about to take a few moro steps, wheu from the left we heard a faint clatter. | Someone hud walked pgainst tineans strung on wires-a burghor danger  alarm. Instantly, It almost seemed part of the disturbance, thore rang out n single shot. Wo flung oursolves to the burn ground as tho gloom in front was split by a dancing lino of fire that zig-znggbd and raced from end to ond of tho Boer position. A hail of bullets sang overhead. Again, there was the rippling streak i,f red light, and tho man on my right clutched his shoulder. Bullots were thudding tho ground-whizzing from an apparently inoxhuustiblo source. From volleys, tho shooting changed to independent firing, nnd for at leust hull nn hour thr>Muusers were working incessantly. But that half hour was well utilized by those wlui lay exposed, and tho exposure wuh nbsoluto. The enomy's trench was hardly forty yurds distant und the only cover between us was u decing steer. It required more courage to crawl behind the least than to remain in tho open, where the surrounding, if more dangerous, was less unbourahlo. That hulf hour was occupied in digging. 1* ersonnlly, I wns moro concerned with that particular form of labor than with answering the Bot-r shots. I devoted myself ex -clUhivoly to it. i I dug with hunt)� and bayonet. 1 had a passion for digging. I never worked with such wholo-henrted fervor, with such unselfish zeal before. 1 have not tolled so recklessly since. With tho coming of tho tonder South African dawn, the trench though crooked and erndo, wus completed, inside crouched men, their rifles wavering over tho heaps of fresh dug earth. A few yards down tho trench luy a private Ho had been shot in the stomach. He was writhing-that was all. Out in front Jny scattered a hulf dozen or so still fosms. Close, by was one, the ground was wot, and o\ er the body swarmed a myriad of ants. The tension was almost snapping point. Somoono, with husky luugh, montlonod "bayonet charge." Both sides waited to a and watched. Presently a rag fluttered above the opposite trench. A voice jelled, "They are coming in-coming In." Then a face appeared below the rag, and next, a man dragged himself out of the trench, and with the emblem of surrender held nloft walked forward a few paces and hailed. He looked like a seedy clerk or book keeper. He seemed uncertain ns to his reception, but by this time, practical assuruuee wns given that the siBnil wus comprehended-and Paardeburg wus won. A few hours litter, n detachment wns sent ovor the ground to gather up tho coats, picks, spades, bottles and guns, which were dropped during tho construction of the trench. Wo were busy, when a dapper little man on horseback riding in advance of other officers, went pust. He woro plain khaki dress hud keen gray eyes, a red face, and heavy gray moustache. "Who's that cove?" asked a mom -ber of our detachment. "That covo," answered tho lieutenant in charge, "is Lord Roberts.' Ill SI NESS IS lil'SINESS. HORSEMEN HEAD THIS. I have used MIN'AIID'S LINIMENT in my studies for uyor a yoar, and consider it tho VERY BEST for nor.so flesh I can get, and would strongly recommend it to all horse -men. GEO. IIOUOII. Livery Sluhli-s. Quetiec, 9� to 103 Ann Street. J udgc. "Hows business'.'" I said to a butcher f met While out for u stroll on the Btreet. 'Well, sometimes it's tough, but b" chopping,' he snid, "I manage to make both ends meal." "I spoke to an author, u cheerful young chap. Whose lifo seemed exceedingly bright Whose life seemed exceedingly bright, "How goes I nsked, and ho promptly replied; "Oh. everything seems to bo write." "You're looking quite well," to a broker I said, Whom 1 sat beside in the car. "Don't take any stock In my'health' he replied; "I'm feeling awuy below pur." My tailor I met on n prominent street, "Good morning," I sa.d; "you look cute.'' "Why shouldn't I, pray?" he replied with n smile, "When overyone's easy to suit." "Ah, doctor, good morning. How goes it with you?" T asked with u smllo on the sldo. 'Oh, I'm going along in tho same old wny, Enjoying bad health," ho replied. 1 said to tho man who makes automobiles, "It Isn't quite proper to frown." "1 know it's dead wrong," he roplicd with a pout, "The fact is, I'm all broken down.' RHEUMATISM MAKES LIFE MISERABLE. A happy homo is the most valuable possession that is within the reach or mankind, but you cannot enjoy its comforts if you are suffering from rheumatism. You throw aside , business cares when you enter your homo and you can bo relieved from those rheumatic pains also by applying Chamberlain's Pain llalm. One application will give you relief and its continued use for a short time will bring about a permanent cure. For sale by All Druggists. ROCKY COULEE. Notwithstanding the inclemency of tho weather tho social at Mr. Mulligan's on Thursday evening last was well attondcri. Real eslute continues to change hands. Mr. C. Blunder has bought Section 23, 10 and 35 nt $30 per ontly purchased the property former-ocrc. Mr. Noblo of Claresholm has rec  ly owned by Freeman Andorsan at 931 per acre. Born on the SSlh Inst., a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Knutson. Miss Gilbert has returned from Macleod for her Easter vacation. Boys and Girls Grow Strong and Sturdy when raised on pure, nutritious Bread. You'll have wholesome Bread the children will "eat without butter," by baking with/ \ PURITO FLOUR Made entirely from the finest Western Canada Hard Wheat by latest improved methods in the - most modern mills in the world. * That's why Purity flour Mallet Bread that Builds Bone and Muscle Retailed everywhere throughout the Great Dominion WUTMN CANADA PLOUC MILLS CO., Limit** Mills at Wlnnlp** Oodarla^ and CraMon ;