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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE BRITISH THE GARDpN OF EDEN ,7AW f.f r rfT _j Mv' .WAJt FICTtJBES BRITISH (1) Turkish prisoners under British escort mocking through (2 London Scottish through a captund city in Pilertme. 3} Scenes on the SakartuUn Baghaz over the Jibti Mesopoton.. 5) ?S trap. TablTspread to inviU th. unwary to parUke. Had the rotation be.n accepted the.sueslsirouldiiiTe been blown sky.high. i vill tell you! -From that date apd for all time thereafter hey and their children and grand hlldren after them will be branded n the eyes of the world as men with- out a dodgers, duty shirkers and slackers, who would not respond to'tbe agonizing appeal for itlp from tha country o" their birth and nationality, and who had to be turned over through the provision; of a treaty to the country ot their i to lake .advantage of all eges of citizenship, but have DOI uecome citizens, and In that they ailed in their duty to you and" to he fiag that .has protected them. iS.OOO of these men are living in midst and have not responded o the call of tne country of their na- onality. They say Great Britain nd Canada 'can't reach us because are In. thV United States and Uncle Sam can't eft us-.because we re pritons or Canadians, so why honld we worry. Well, thia treaty was entered into, tp meet that situ- to given 'This trealy is really, an hlsiorlcal nvenf. It Ij true that a treaty on offices with officers and non-commis sioned officers who been on active and most of- then lave been wounded. We brought military units with bands-from Can ada. We covered the country with posters; have sent appeal through the mails on three differe occasions; have carried adrertisc- Col. Dennis. ments In tha papers and held public meetings and recrultlng-mUiea residence to be forcefully made to do their duty, and our sincere hope Is lhat early in the morning of Septem- ber 29th, Uncle Sam will lake every one of these Britons and Canadian by'the tack of the neck and march them down the street to the nearest militar? camp. 'Why-am I justified in saying thesb hard things? Well. I look back sacrifice made by Britain and Canada during the past four years ami Tibe lavish way In which Britons and Canadians have ?hri. thelr. blood Jn the I then I look oil these'BfHOny and cau adiaus here who have made no sacri- fice; have enjoyed peace and plenty, ligh wages and comfortable living, and I ask you is it fair that while your boys are going to the front a volunteers or under draft-regulations thesa British and Canadian slackers shall he allowed to sit in peace and fill the positions made vacant by the departure of your sons, and to act as tf the country of their blr'th Ms. no call on their services in its desperate need? "Is there any Englishman ivlthln sound of my veloe who, after the 2Sth of Septenioef.Bc3t, nil! ever ngaln presume to call himself an English- man and thus attempt to share in the standing given that name throughout the world by those Eng- lish reiiments lhat have when they stood outnumbered fifty to one until they died? "Can nny Scotchman ever claim kinship with the land of the hcather knowlcg that the glens of Scoiiaiid are depleled of men up to Fifty year! of.age to re-lnforce Ihosc. kilted bat- t, .f- talions of the Brlttfh array, who. in J this, aft in every other war, liavelwen foremost In the fight? nubile meetings and recrultlng-mlliea loremoat in tne tigntr without end for the purpose of] "Is there any Welshman who cau carryin- ttie urgent sjipeal of Great hope to face tha hills-of and Canada to their citizens claim citizenship with men from there were similar wac Into a short hills and valleys who. under the dians.ol military; In (.me- these are.the "1" Francs have been tryini to reach uniain auu iu int., similar lines uas entered Into a short 50 between Great Britain. riaiiTO and Russia, hut It has re- mained for this .war to make history t- Leslies betw.en llle .-r V-n-ft 1" Ul-l. Xow let me tell you what we ctmEtriM, under the provisions been ab'.E to 'do through the .Recruit- j oj Cjt1iells o[ one allied Ing Mission Since it was In another allied Vie opened recruiting i country can be forced tf..... the main centres, from in the army ot tb "The treaty provides that a period i la granted during which and Canadians in the r .._ i J >.n. 00 milliaij -le j In the army ot the country of to the Pacific. We -asked of In that resident In the United Stzto to coioe, tbeir forward and meet the asonlzInK need _. of the countries of their .tirth for rnp.n to win ill's war, it o beCT the result? Fourteen-. o' concentrated effort har-1 ,t midnight on September induced some G3.W9 Britons ES.h silty 'from ttie date iCinadians to volunteer up to the treaty on July OfVnat-ntnr.br.r TB ]M, or Canadian able to accept and