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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald's Page of Live Local, News LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Local News Where To' Find It SATURDAY, AI'UII, 1819 L'ETI 1 BHIDflE, AI.Bb'KTA. PAGE SEVEN Ten Great Battles of the 39th Battery Story of "Last Hundred Days" of War How Local Battery Won Race to Mons of the Season Causes Hopeful Feeling huEe who believe tlul tliis is go- to te'a vet hud lueir A hopes raised Friday nh'-n rain v It was on tho 20th day uf February tot tliis year that ihe 39th nailery, hav- ing finished its glorious career In Hel- jfium and-France, and after he Ins; iu tho fiutsii hi lha of Mons from Uio enemy, left the seaport of ilfavre, in France, for England. 11 M-iis at this port that (he battery land- ill on tho 14th ol July throo years The disbanding of the 39th took place at llcnalxi near Tournai, Itetgium. The hnUury lett Bramsholt, their first camp Iu the old after sall- from Canada on March ITih, autf embarked on tho Olympic which ar- rived iu Halifax at ,3 in.the morning or March the 2-lih. The men 1 sailed hy tender at S.30 p.ui. on Both, and proceeded to l.elh bridge, j they arrived on ihe afternoon of ULQ 30th. I TOOK PART IN j TEN MAJOR BATTLES Tlio battery while at. the front look liar! In the .following Ing .battles In unley VPRES SDMME VI.MY HILL 7C PAS5CHENDAELE AMIENS-ROYE ARRAS VALENCIENNES MONS j THE LAST GLORIOUS HUNDRED DAYS i In Ihe last hundred days of ihe i starting August 27th, to Novetn-j Ijcr llthV 3319, the 39lh took part In the following' engagements: Be- tween August 27th and October Arras battle, Guemappe', Monchy, Homacourt, Queant, Provide, Canal du Nord, Bourlbn Wood, Snlliyl SL Oile. Ocioher-'GUi to November taking of. Cambrah Doniaris, Ayalies; Dunaing, Vicq, Gtiivebter, Jenaripts, .Mons. i THIRTY-NINTH FIRST IN MONS f Entering MOOE as the first (he; 39th. along .with the other troops, received a. rousing welcome from the i They -were embraced j nnd by first Belgian-paper published in Scons' nfter tho beiEnnlng of tho war, a copy' by Uig courtesy of GunnerJ Kkellcn, oj the Battery, Tfhp brought thu Faroe has b'een lent' to ard also Indebted lo for the "record i Over four under the yoko of trie invader. 'To the dead ftotdlers -iriao now Hie; reconquered hind goes our undyjng snuUudy. "0ur (rlends ICavu lailtn for strangers as we were for them. sac-rlflceU iliemwlves in. order to rescue from slow agony our htxliefi stii! "Their graves uro for us u sacred trust that we shall Tloiver ami tliut the fuluro will piously keep. ,-v "Toi'ttioae tljat )iave. escaped froai-Hhe peril ;ind whom we re- ceive open ariik.s, the giee and (he (-.TitbusiaEin of [he recov- ered u'e may only niter. of ihe heal-of a single-heartoil feeling, our est and iitanieit thanks, ''Glory to this heroic v Cana- dian divisEuii, whose name ever wll! rciiiuih engraved iu the an- nals of our city and the history of the JJelgfan THIRD DIVISION MAKES HISTORY The proclamation to the population 01' Moils" reads a? follows: "fcl months of suffering' rnuiiid by Uio anil i.isulcnt Clerman occupation, .Mons finally has liberated by the heroism of the British anny which on ihe hour of thi; ar- mistice finislie-i its series of vie- torEes_Jit ihe place the 23ni of "August. 19H.1 it entered in con- tart with ilio enemy. "The :'nl Canadian Division, after heavy sacrifices, entered the town at '.i o'clock iu (.he nioniing liy, a brilliant fcss the retreat of 'l9H. Glory and Recognition to it. "The armistice signed; German army lias capftubtcd; brutal force Is annihilated; tUo Justice and Ihe high triumph; yiutn comes greater and stronger of tills lerriljle proof. "The has j-uiiporteil courage and confidence the sufferings of occupation. We are sure that in tlie Joy of the tri- .ui'nph tho population observe the dignity and the measure they kept all the time. "We count upon the will of all to maintain the order. j fnyltd' the population to ThVmins caused by the war are great and the co-operation all the wills the c-tibYgieS is lo heal rapidly tiip wounds. i "At tills solemn honr OHI-. infi-' nile gratitude goes to tht? Allies' and aniong tbem from the the heart to our rftliunr 'Belgian Army irtd pur King, its Heroic "I-ong live tlie Long live our Country, 't tSlgnadt ;'Tlie College cf Burgo- master-an'd Aldermen.1' ]Ve print the proclamations as they were printed In La name of the Mons patier. v. life oiird the latter av. eru outfit, were for the honor of being (he first lo enter the tilyj -rt' where the Old besah of course WP nuist have tii': moisture during the growing The cool north iviwl inday indioaHs a backward Ai'ril tind tho Reports recrlvtd. this iuurtiliig the Lethbridge Tail way siyex tlio Tii'jLSUire- depth as from C to in- ami f.ron: J3 to J4 inches on en grounil. The grouufl is in hotter railway division u juincil conUitioii due to I tie snow soiun off T four hoiiri eailk-r in i .slowly. The rondiiions ure better fell smartly for coujiU varying according to onfr-teiith, to one-i.uartfi1 i AH day J'riday Ihe wind b from tli s southwest. but ture lailpn Bud when ii swiu h no'rtliwost the rain came. At t of the raflwa> of hours, from ;tn inch. iv s lend liy was mois- il tu l "THE RED HANO" ;if> band is at work in I thr- ciiy council chamber. This v is ti-'iiliiitii In i_h? way of the 1 It "is a re'l hand on ihr laiv of Tti? dock wtii-.l; ilciiojca tlio P. n. fast time, j AVidi Itoth litui.'-i going at Ihe same liiue ihe ciiy fathers have rreatt-il a so that iliey nuiy kuov. exactly tlH-y arii at, Eo make history in the (Jreat War. Allogc-thor thir! year thP i has ucnourticii tu l.SC in- dies, most ol which has Tile two batteries were neck and neck i uti converging roads. Whichever uf it wcll illtu Tbere has bet-n very lidle the soli. are souil for spring season" said Supi. Fairfleld of the J-'arni "tiut a cerlain fint blocTteil the way ctiier. The boys of tlie lashed up their horcps lo a gallop. Nlajor YounK. the O. rode Li head. The l.iy duriug ing reacheil the- cross-road first, blui-k-1 bsing so( Iheljirosperis. a? they look ed tlie way for the aiwl when I at present, are not sn Jnvltiug nfi to the' rival unit arrived Major Young make I iu use-holders _ an easy ihan last owing to there being less high winda. Canadian Y. M. C. A. now has 70 officers and men of other cnguKeil in work in Trance. I.icut. Ixiwe of the Provincial Labor Tlureaii asks the lo Elate em- phatically that Ili-s returned FoMEers did no; jobi o.i the Cora building was not that thcyjwerfi considered unable to do tht work, as was inlimated at the Trades Council meeting on Wednesday. Mr. confirma. Supt. Xrnsrr's statement the Herald yesterday. baj the l.elhbridge hoys all lined up tjin'ihc Mons to receive the s-( ihe easlern outfit. Has Jumped Six Cents Whole- sale in Ifjist Two -End Not Yet The jiroposeil aerial flight, over (lie Jtockiea wil! soon lake second place In the public, interest if the tilglit of'butter continues as it has begun. The price of Xo. 1 creamery look a jump of six cents during the Insl two weeks witb thu. oilier class folio-wing in tlie ivakc. Yesterday the wholes 11 tc pritft aviated two cents, There is hardly any butter in stor- age. The prECe. wholesale, jii best vcas quoted on Thursday from 57 to ii? cents. U soUl in Etl- monton at the latter price. The whole- sale prif-c iiOIontreal has gone to TO conts. tiie niar- kei price of wheat, so Montreal sets ttiejjutler price In the frHnie of ininO in eiidtavorim; to brius ilowti the cost of living. Cream lias risen in price anil the Crystal Dairy' arc paying 55 cents fur sweet'and 50 cents for sour cream. Number 1 butter is selling retail at 05 ents and in some places at tiO cents, with the tendency to leap up any day. A hirge quantity of butter lias leeu shipped east to get high prices irevalling there anil rlite has consid- >rably shortened the local innrket. Onp reason' given for iJie present f-hortxige is the news thai over the wires, pome six weeks ago. (hat a vast quantity-of butter in Noi Lherj] Kurope was to be released mnl :.o f ome ovcJ-seas. Tbis.'starteil a scare among those who had large storage, '.hat prices would-conic down a rush, a blump in Ihe market by ihe import, and they straightway proceed- ed to release what was held isther than wait for the anftcipated drop. k may le {hat some of the big firms are taking advantage of ihe situation In boosting the price of number one butter, get rid of the infer- ior grades at a bigser profit. At any rate the butter market wants watch- ing and so far. as householders are concerned there is a good deal of syi- preliemion. though the tension witli the spring weather may be relieved. But this lies with the future. The fact that.the president of Ihe AYenluorih Dairymen's Association statert'the other. (lay in'Hamilton tlpt butter would a pound, like- wise tends lo t'inse the bouse wife lo adoioniah- the hungry vcungsters lo "snread il pa lie Of tho men tho Baitery who canio on from Medicine Hat, Drivers Williams and E. Meacham off- at How Island, Gunner Jack on to Calsary, as did brivcr.D. Wright, and Driver J, Grlar went on'to HoYel- stoke. Through tenant's of the.Battery from the time Jt left Lcihhriilgo to ,the time it entered 'Moris there passed about 2-JO men. HOW THE 39TH WON THE RACE INTO 'MONS 'i' Thero. Is a boyV of Ihe 39th tell ntjhnt the. race for, 'Mons'on .inorn- ing'Of Armistice Qay. .iThe 39lh and WkRTWDC Elegant CARS CANADA'S STANDARD CAR Economical Efficient Mclaughlin Cars can be bought from the follow- ing local dealers; they are all working for you. Me- L-mighlin Service is unexcelled. Lethbridge l Letbbridge Motors Limited WariKr..........-...........Senrice Garage Raymond............... King Green Garage Magrath Magrath Motors Carcbton DEALERS ALSO HANDLE. INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS 1 Tliis is the Truck with REAL SERVICE behind it "and the line .of parts carried in Lethbridge is COM-' PLETE. Investigation on this point before purchas- jhg is recommended to all Truck Owners. >'No any good to you unless ,partVfbr it are all HERE. SMITH FORM A TRUCK f The problem of the CW Car is solved when you purchased a Smith Form a Truck Attachment, The cheapest system of good haulage'in existence. A or4 to M t'h't 4talcrj will brlnf whatever furttwr may to tfwirfA t be Convinced FOR three years we have Ask him about the been telling the motorists at your command a smooth, of Canada what we kneto real power-instantly. _- Ask him about the comfort of thU about the Gray Dprt-we who generously-lurge light car.Ask him built it. about economy of .tires, gasoline. And the longer Ihousands were has had his Gray-Dort, the more and bought Gray Dorts as'fast enthusiastic he will be. us they became available. Thousands were in Gray Dorts and are now our enthusiastic friends. To those who still we talk to a Gray Dort owner and be convinced. The loorinfc car is ifae GrayiDort car with added refiannenU equipment, is extffr; thfro are abo a ami a AJ1 pricw f.o.b. and are subject to notice, f LmiTED Chathua, Ont. In U.S.-DortMotor 'ALLEN JACK LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Opposite Hotel. Phona GRAY-CAMPBELL, LTD. Moose General for 'Saskatchewan and Alberta. When you take the highway this spring you want a car Ait permits you to yoor outing. It roust take the roads efficiently and with comfort, opcwte'tu knrcwt and inspire pride in its appearance, h jmtswh ear. The ap- preciation of owners has built tip; toring methods that make possible the- unusual ralueW Model 90 at its economicat cost. Get yoiir. Model 90 now, D..S, Williamson and Co. J20 NMnlh Street Sdii'tk ;