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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta 23, 1919 THE LETHBNIDGE DAILY 1IKHALO PAGE NINE BELGIUMJTODAY National to Germany (Hy the Ut. Hon. Herbert Samuel IB I The club in the town bad JU tor the exhibition. The London I was in Antwerp ou February 22, on occasion the opening of an ex- hibition, of modest size but of deep in- terest. It llluslrated the methods udoplcd by patriotic Belgian durinf the occupation to keep their own and tuQ Allied GovcrnraeutK informed o( the course of events In Belgium, and, particularly, of German mlllUry menU. u Illustrated also the lous dcrlcos to which Jhey had re- course to aw 1st their you tig men to cross the "closely guarded frontier ID order to make Iheir way through Hol- land; Ungtand, and France to join the firit pubUe clrll and mlltUry of a 1 nut tied the struggle against hiia. ed wnieUijWffttf.riUrlotf? recitations; It was gratifying for the English- or are caurm'ou the methods and men present at the Inauguration to see mi utters of the emlmrirles of the oc- the walls covered wilh'a large coUcc-( emotion. ,Tbe branch ut o( tlon of photographs and of drawings ol [beheading banks, burnt down and engravings by distinguished the of (he town, is lo Ish arllsls, illustrating the extent of j be rebuilt iu the Flemish Gothic style; our national effort during tlie war, and H'e designs, prepared during the war, to find a leaflet la French and Klem-U-rovIdc that the shall be life- ieh, with a few Illuminating statistics Hfep portraits o! the German commit on Ihe game aubjcct. being distributed Initalled in Hie tu con dlitrkrt i present at the iiiaugura- the Belgian army. exhlbltloa W activity of. a remarkable organization Thb men ami women who had suffer- ed Imprisonment at the hands of the Ccrmana on political have formed themselves Into an association, with branches In the chief towns. Those who aro qualified for member- sliip are numerous enough. There are 2.000 of these In Antwerp alone. The purpose of'their associa- tion IE to prevent any revival of Ger- man Influence In Belgium; to honour the memory of the hundreds of Belg- been shot, after-trial or and to give assistance to people who have been thrown Into dis- treas owing to Ibelr patriotic activit- ies, or those of .their breadwinners. U Antwerp, as is .well known, that Genoankinfluenco before the .war was Uou. ubiquitous boy scouts gave their three-fingered salute as the lit- t'e prucesoton passed through. There were on cases full of ingenious apparatus for the; conveyance of tates-flve-franc pieces, with a cavity to hold a scrap of fiolded tlMae Iron bolts, which formed part vehicles or of boats, apparently solid, but In fact hollow caKs; Ik? wooden framework of -a small cart which passed to and fro aeroM the Dutch frontier, in .he croac pteccc of which receptacles had cut capable of holding large numbers of Frontier Fence There was a model of the electrified wire fence which had been llic most 'oral !d able barrier at the frontier, and specimens of the heavy shears, .with handles Intalated -with thick rubber which at flrat used to cut the wires at Afterwards, when the had adopted a device which culttng Itself gave an alarm so that and ma- chlae gum were Instantly turned on to the Bpot, other methods had be to adopted. We taw. the wooden frames, covered with thick rubber and with sides folding Inwards, which had been inserted between two of the deadly wires of the fence; the, sides being separated sufficiently to enable the stronger; The 'present reaction is young roluntwrs for the Belgian army very -rigorous 'here. The memory of ito through one by one. Some re- German; permeation is bitterly felt. cruiL? wer? ahlp-board di- There is a resolve that there shall he recrudescence. rect from Antwerp. The Germans accustomed to search every vessel minutely the night before sailing, lo seal up the holds.' and in visit the ship apa'n oo Hs departure for an ami nation .of the seals and the Identi- fication of the crew.. But tnere was r specimen at the exhibition of the iron bolts that had; been fitted to the hatches -.there the seals would be at- I a cited; the heads were made to'an- screw, so "that, In night, the fast- ening could be undone, together with its seals, the recruits passed Into the hold, an cT the sealed fastening restor- ed precisely u it waa, ready for the German Inspection in the morning. There were to copies of the exact reproductions of German pass- ports, official and rubber stamps, to facilitate kind of evasion of the restrictions that kad imposed. Tfcere were the printing and filet 'of the issues', of La Libre the vehemently anli German newtpipcr' that was secretly printed, In spite of every effort of the military authorities, throughout the occupation, distributed by daring hands over, the whole country. These and many other, exhibits were a rev- elation of the activity and the ingen- uity with leading Belgians, jthe sympathy and support of the whole' 'population; watte held wlthm the frajp of the invader, continually to every visitor. Motoring back from. Antwerp to we passed two womeu, dress- ed jn deep mourning, trudging through he mud and the ruin toward Mnllnes, some away. We were able to' ake Ihrrh on In the tar. and learnt I ou the way what a single llclglan fain-' ly had suffered. The elder tvamar. was a widow -who before the war had a prosperous hotel at Ma 11 lies, When the Invasion look place she had [led to Antwerp and then to France. There she had lived, at first on an al- lowance of lf.25 a day, and bad fitter- wards worked as a maid at a hospit- Bbe bad returned to find her house in other occupation and that all her furniture had been stolen. Her son, aged 19, had served as a soldier and hnd been killed; a daughter, aged hdd been Imprisoned by the Germans, and under such conditions that she had contracted a chill and then con- sumption, and hid died. She liad a sister who had been for four years n Hampshire. The younger woman who was with her was her sur- viving daughter. She, too, had Leen Imprisoned by the Germans for some weeks. luLure aw had been sentenced to be had been reprieved, but had been kept in close confinement for three years. We set her down at her house, opposite a row ol ruined dwellings burnt, by the invaders. It is not strange that vita experiences like these, frciiiont among the population, the bitturuo; against Germany should be intense. The distinguished Burgomaster ol Brussels, AT. Max, had spent four years German prisons, the last two years trol tiieir operations. A branch of the Loiuiuion Alliance OTTAWA. April Word received by the labor department Indicates tbat Can ad ten munitions workers who were employed la England fur periods dur- the war now returning rapidly jbaa been organized in Essex county, j to Canada. During March It is un- derstood that at least J.iOO of them returned. It Is estimated at the de- partment that about more and their dependents will be In Canada be- fore the end of April. SIR ERIC IN WAR CABINET LONDON. April As- sociated Dally Express announces that Sir Eric new minister of transportation, has been a'lde-3 !o the war cabinet, wuii-h will now have stx HELD FOR BERLIN MURDERS Alleged Stayer of and Row Luxemburg to TrW. BERLIN, April (By Tagfhlatt says thit a man named Runge, accused of the murder of Dr. Karl Llebknecht and Rosa Luiemburg, arrested re- cently. The the newspaper as- serts, is nevly ready for trial. J. D. Hamilton, a former Stratford alderman, is dead. Why You Should Use Plans For Putting Up Any Building Helps Make and Beautiful, Healthy Vomen People Use It Annually As a Tonic, Strength and Blood-builder HAKE THIS TEST; II Tom Rvnot or it joanell to iuke the foUtfmnK SM loaf or kow far ttiul test Mreoctb >n4 MC Tt tian.'bfn at wba were JOB k. SALE 6Y J. D. HIOINiOfHAM CO', UTO, Don't forget you Garden Seeds of all at this 5 Very charfes. in bulk B1NG RO 1ltt> NORTH confined in a cell. He tells how, re- eased at the and received with ceremony by his municipal col leagues, the speeches ot welcome werhlch aro irlbutes lo ttic pal- riot Ism of the HiMslfiii aol'ticr, that 1 st. is to t When Homes and barns were merely four walls with a roof and a few partitions, plans were not so necessary, especially when material and labor were cheap. But today with the race between producing costs and selling prices getting closer and closer and with labor and materials higher no one can afford to waste the material and labor that is inevitable when plans are not used. With a building plan carefully worked out in all its To fit the needs of the family, business or stock occupy it so far as size and arrangement are concerned. 2nd. To determine in advance just how the frame- and other construction details are to be handled. It is easy to know in advance exactly how the build" ing is going to look. Necessary changes to get everythirig just right can be made before a board is cut It will be easy to determine exactly how iriucH lumber arid other material will of material for each part of the job can be selected. There will be no delay in construction because carpcn" ters can always work faster and more efficiently from plans than without them. A correct set of plans for any building from a chicken house to a modern farm house or bam or from a cosy cottage to a large business block is worth a great deal of money to any builder. But the Citizens Lumber Company believes that such plans should be part of the service of the up-to-the-minute retail lumber dealer and we therefore maintain a complete Architectural Service Department for the FREE USE OF OUR CUSTOMERS. V YOU can make use of this free service at our office at the station nearest you in the list of towns given below. Call and see our manager about this either for a com- plete set of plans for any building you want to put up or for changes in any pldn you may now have. And remember we back this service up with a thoroughly complete variety and large supply of all kinds of building material at the lowest possible prices for good material and no one can sell you good material cheaper thai) we do. BOW ISLAND, ALBERTA COUTTS, ALBERTA COALDALE, ALBERTA DIAMOND CITY, ALBERTA ETZIKOM, ALBERTA HATTON; SASKATCHEWAN WHTTLA OPERATING RETAIL LUMBER IRVINE, ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA MANYBERRIES, ALBERTA MILK RIVER, ALBERTA ORION, ALBERTA' MAGRATH, ALBERTA YARDS AT RAYMOND, ALBERTA STIRLING, ALBERTA SOFT, ALBERTA TABER, ALBERTA WALSH, ALBERTA WARNER, ALBERTA WINNffRED WRENTHAM ;