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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUHDAV, DECEMBER 2, O1E LETHBHIDGE OAll-Y HISHALD Better Qotfies Were would make .them. We aie- prepared; to stand on the platform of this jnisinessi Everywhere you will" find mpn who value their ap- ne'arance WTHe Tailor's i Gldthes not by accident, hecause such men do not buy.j blindly. Lo measure for men who set. out deliberately to make every dollar tliejr- spend for clothes do full duty. Blues ami blacks -that will not fade. 'A. beautiful range of hrown just arrived. HAVE YOU SEEN THE PIECE OF CLOTH TACKED TO FRONT OF OUR SHOP. IT'S GUARANTEED NOT TO FADE. D IAILOR Telephone 1666 410 FIFTH STREET S. TELLS OF HIS HI The following interesting letter was received this week by Mayor Hardio from Corp. Bruco Duvlos, who is in a hospital in London. Bruco tells of liis exciting experiences at the front dur- ing which he was recommended for the V C. IJruce says Duchess of 'Connaught's H. 52, Taplow Bucks, Monday, Nov. 13, 1018. My Dear Mr. Hardio: Received your most welcome letter a few days: ago, and was so pleased to think you hail libt fpririiltGT me. I expect you have heard weird rumors in regard to iriy -wounds, weii, I'll just relate them to you. I was wounded in battle of ybres; ifh'effiattle lasting about jit- teen. "days'V we "having had the first and ihird divisions pretty "well cut up so the second division was reltev- St. Eloi to give them a hand, and before we finished .'.up all the di- visions: wore pretty well cut ,up. I was; hit three times inside of an hour, first hit 'being on the right arm passing into the hand and shoulder. I could -have gone out then, but we expected an attack and I knew I was fit enough to swing the lead into them so I told the Sergt. I would stay. My arm was 'becoming numb. The ar- tillery fire at this time was at its best, trees and corruption were flying wide, and handsome. About in three-ctuartcrs of an hour Xroin the I'tlnie I was' first hit I got another, it was a corker, the shraptiel passed through the elbow Joint of my left arm and through the wrist, Breaking the joing to smithereeni and the wrist bones, it also pass- ed through the instep of my foot and out the sole of my boot, another piece .passed through my ankle; these two wounds caused the loss of my leg Just a minute or so afterwards, while getting dressed, I was hit again and i lifted clear out of the trench, knock- ing the stretcher bearer giddy with my shoulder, I landed in a shell hole ifull of dirty water, dead were lying all around. Well I got out and crawl- ed back into the trench. I found that I had "been hit in the right leg pretty hard in the left knee, previous none of these wounds had been dressed, tho reason being that the stretcher bearers kept being blown :o pieces and I <-un assure you the mud and water 'lid not help my wo.unds any. Vim will" probably 110- Jce 1 was wounded in every limb and lot itr the holly. At no time since I have been wounded was I ever unconscious. Well, was coming over, I in n fix. being just able to crawl, but at that, I got my rifle and handed it to one of the boys as it was loaded and it saved them loading. I was afraid they would get over and bayonet me as I was get- ting helpless, so Jack Lemon and Hughle Robinson put me In a dugout with a dead Highlander, and here I lay for about eleven hours. The wounds began to tell and the poison started to work. My God. it was awful agony. Well, tho boys managed to safely to a dressing station tjt 8POKANE BEAT BUDS IN P. C. H. l_. OPENER Portland, Doc. of practice and condition is at- tributed to tho 5 to 4 walloping handed tho Portland Hose- buds by Spokane Caiiiirics here tonight in tho 'opening 1 game of tho 1816-17 Pacific Coast hockey season. The PoriiaiidorH led 3 to at the end of the second per- iod, but a whirlwind finish by Lester Patrick and his proteges led to tho Orogoriians' down- tall. after five hours TAT I ONER Y FOR CHRISTMAS When you puzzle over the Christmas problem you often fail to think of that-universally acceptable and al- i ways! sensible STATIONERY! Choosing it answers a gift problem seemed almost impossible; to it means pleasing someone absolutely." Our stocks of stationary .are tremendous. There are many kinds There is sure to be the kind yonhvant at the price you want- to pay. I The Kenny AlKnik 14 NEXT DALLAS HOTEL over sue lioles, etc. I was operated on imme- diately at Paporinche, some of the shrapnel being removed, then I was sent to.Boulogne where I stayed lor about 35 days. Here I had my first amputation seven inches below the knee. Then I was shipped to London whore the leg was amputated at the knee joint. At no time was 'my arm safe from, being removed, nor at no time did they'think 1 would have my right leg, as gangrene poisoning set in. To make a long story short, I suf- fered something awful for three months having had 23 operations. I had'one on .the arm just lately. At times I often, wished I had passed away, but now I am well. The other night the boys gave me a bath and counted S2 wounds on me, so guess Fritz didn't miss me much. I guess he was trying to get even foi that St. Eloi bout. I am sorry.to hear .losse and Glad- stone are wounded. I wanted Jesse to go to the front with me, but probably he might have got what I did or an It. I. P. rest if possible. I hope their wounds are not serious and they get a good rest in Blighty. I notice you adress me as a D.C..H. Well, I expect to get it. I am going to enclose a written com' of the letter 1 received from Lt.-Ooi. Daly, it will explain all. You will notice it was the V C. I was recommended for. i prize 'the letter very much as iliere is probably only one to a million, it is 'in fact as good as a V. C. It will assure you that-I did my bit. I wish, to be remembered to your wife and family, and my friends. I may see your -boys before returning home I think I'll be home bv March or beioie it this aim gets any good Now I want you to this scab bling as I can write a lot better than I this but at present I am in bed and the darned keeps slipping away, and I capit hold it with my othei hand Weil as it is dinner time I'll have to slip .into the eats, so bye e With any; best regards, I re- main, Yours- sincerely, EPOJOB DAV1BS. can get up in a chair any time but my aim aches so, the Eng- lish people and here and all aie so good to me, r am ariaid they are spoiling-me You will notice that part of me is m r'ranca, the otter part in London and I am here I have not seen Col these last few days, I believe lie is gala- vantmg around London. He sure looks in the pink and I will tell him what jou said, the old saying hangs good, "A Westerner takes some kill- ing" _______________ THE REAL JUNKER Defence of existing Prussian pow- ers takes such form as this in the Ost preussische Zeitung, Bast Prussian organ of is shown at its very worst, and an explanation is afforded ot some of the acts of Kultur. The article says: "Down with the glorification ot the masses at the expense of the select Jew, without whom they would be as Billy sheep without a leader! "There is far too much talk in the newspapers ahouf the wishes of the masses, the dignity of the masses, the opinion of the masses, the needs of the masses. Let us not forget that the masses are but so much poisonous weed in the fair garden the Germ an nation. "It is according to the ordering or, nature herself that human society should be represented by a pyramid- few at the top, many helow. The gloiiftcation of the masses is based on a lie by comparison with which all the lies of the English are but as child s S What is the value the opinion of the masses? Who cares whether they shoutrfrom the housetops that we have lost a hundred, a thousand, a hundred i thousand, 01 a million men? What1 does it matter? "The smart party lead- ers who are continually pointing, to We toillions'ol combatants forget that the masses are always with us, the leaders are not The masses are able j to'furnish soldierf-in numbers Illim- itable, but they cannot furnish one leader, one sole Prussian lieutenant. "The poisonous weeds grow every- where, all around, and do not wither. The precious bloom of Kultured Prus- 'sianism, on the other hand speedily to heaven that' this war last long enough to allow of the utter destruction of lifts disease, the .glori- fication besotted masses, and of the miserable pettifogging envy of .those in high, t VASELjftE IN EARS Sea coast dwellers in one region in trance say they'prevent sea sickness by filling their ears with vaseline. London, Doc. government has granted the demand Of the Welsh miners for 15 per cent, increase in wages, says a -Cardiff dispatch today to the Exchagge Telegraph company. DEATH RATE IN BELGIUM Frnll Bodies and Wan Faces of t-lttlo Children Tell Terrible Tale of Starvation There Reports out of the city of Brussels show that the death rate is mounting to fourteen people per thousand every month, and most of these deaths are due directly or indirectly to starva- tion. The starvation that the Belgian Re- lief Committee has been endeavoring of reconnlwd tliscrimiaatlon. IhrnlcUa' imparts to Ulo hair lib. luste "souKvorywIwrc. Apnllcatloni at Ibo bacbor ihaiii. Guaranteed by Tbo HorcicUo Company-, Uctioit, Mich. J. D. HIGINBOTHAM AGENTS. to ward off for so many mouths- is coming and bringing-with ravr ages. Actual deaths from, starvation- are not so-frequent, but day. after''day' some'poor 'woman, some -helpless child, succumbs to the lack of nourish- ment, experienced for months past. Hero are a brave people scourged into submission by their German con- queror, brave because their husbands, sons and brothers are away fighting for their country and ours, now forced see their little ones taken from them death might averted 'if they, were only given "food. The. Belgian''Relief'Committee is doing its utmost for these people, do- ing what it can to relieve them in their plight, but the work is futile if the food is not given. Will yon not .send your bit to the Belgian Relief Com- inittee. St. Peter street, Montreal, or to the branch in your town. IT IS EASY TO SELECT GIFTS FROM OUR STORE JUST NOW! Never liave we shown a wider or better range of Xmas Gifts. The store is full of sug- gestions for ladies and children. "If You Get It Here, It's Good" TOYS DOLLS 20% OFF ALL TOYS Qpiqmencing tonight AVO sell our big stock of toys ,at a reduction of We have an exceptionally fine assortment of good toys and a wide range-that will make selec hons easy. It will be, easy to decide what to give your boy or girl when you have seen our display of POST CARD PROJEO TORS HORSES TEDDVBEARS'S PIANOS TEA SETS BLACK BOARDS STEAM, f TRAIN' ON TRACK-' FIRE ENGINES GAMES '_ HORNS MAGIC LANTERNS DOLL FURNITURE ALL THESE ARE HIGH GRADE QOODS AND ,'fpST. LESS AT- 20% OFF. yj 9; m If you want to send a gift to a young child we can offer many siiggestions from our display of dainty gifts. Something pretty useful. A fine range of for girii of all ages lOq to DOLLS Fancy Handkerchiefs, This is a special feature at this Ladies' tell us we finest assortment in the city. An, exceptionally wide assortment select from. All prices, lOc up. v l S3RD. AVENUE SOUTH ;