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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, ftECEMBER 18, 1918 THE LETHBhlPG'E DAILY PAGE A Giinner's Experinces v On Active Service (Shlracts from a Lethbridgo Gunner's IMor to His Father.) the peaceful shores of Old Knglaud on July 13th, '1910. Arrived in Franco next day. Spent ttireo days at a camp In the sanie port of dlsoniharklng. (lot fitted up with gaa masks, etc., for tho trip forward. Hoarded tho Iralu soou Bf'.or with lioreeb, guns and all fighting sup- plies, which ware loaded in quick time.- After- about' a. 24-hour trip wo landed atTa (own. tomowliejro the Franco-Ilelgliuv frontier, ttio natflO'Of .which I-wan iiovor, lo, thoro about four hours, inarch we and it smashed, chimneys ialt-mast, irty first'lmpresslon-was how anyone managed to live .through sucji B storm, and then drawing closer to Iho lino, where a bouse, store church was mostly. basement, biBcmc'nt being mpstly ahell hole at that, It Impressed my ruw recruit mind that war juuBt Indeed be But ono gets even used to that, as daya roll by. I didn't stay up on m; first trip, .a3 they needed only u I party ot a few to lakes over tlio position, and four of us wpre sbnt bick with, their horses to tlio rear camp, which was moved some was there, J 'got t'T Impression i forward. It was pjla.tencB-.aa. 'lived by that I persuaded' tho French peasant and ..-wording ln cnSrgo of our" giin to" glvff 'with the and away In.-tltei Bwuntlrtte fiat 0. Major- wcn (he remainder-of the night, ex- was .arranging to mako his Cept for a rather'too friendly rat who debut, fighting-forces of awful great' game, arid'a'fcw'dayB la'.e-r on nfy-.chest or taking a piaylul left'" with to 'act at my eyebrows, and he seemed horso holder I bn-'hiy' Ilret" trip up. to have an unlimited string Wall, Bad, l-you'vc. hoard of tlio rav- 4.ruin ot.jlfcIlium, but to see W Mel' Is -to realize, as cannot convoy all th'at it looks like. ages a It, lives." And (he rata out there, Dad, aro the "heavy draught" species Next morning I find we are staying at a dear old farm; wo have two duck Entering ;vjllages within; an orchard, mostly stumps, field gun rangO troni-our side of jwo outbuildings, mostly grcjund line, and the walls of housos nMj jn spots. spent a fairly spattered -with shrapnel, win- peaceful tlino at this placa .for about weeks, firing a' little cacli day a good share at'hrght, our big- gest excitement out one morning eariy to help st.oj) a big rusli made by the Prussian Guards, who thought to make Royal Arrowroot Biscuit A biscuit especially, made fbrllie" growing child, Clean, pure and healthful SomHpr iscuir The dtlkibuHy Dilcuit ordain North-West Biscuit Co. JTfJ.-.-aitnR LWITtD But Uow'Not Favor of By' Japan ii silent as. to Japan will ask at the fjcace conference, but Marquis 'y Gkuma; Iho' venerable ei-primo min- ister, has coroe out -In a statement to what'he.thinks Japan's peace- IBS -should be.'1' that Japan should TOllONTO; sons in the tribunals. tho slsl tlio officers of the opinion that the .execution of 'the', to Justice accompllcej s( f oriler-ln-councll cancelling exemptions I "we -.deplore that kfM had been made by an arrangement 1 ncen 30 and between the military, minister of. that merely by the paying p( (Bf mllltla and Ibe Judges of supreme cdurt in order to uphold Jho action takon. by the govcjnment. Ho ad- vised parliamentary procedure as the 'remedy, lie claimed Ihtit draftee named.Cross, near IJrantford, charged with making disturbing remarks, had been fined by a llranlford inagis-' [rate only In order that the farmers might be silenced. tie evidence' to bring o justice has the government to ttuff to iscovcr farmers were present at Iho United Farmers of Ontario convention this morning. Secretary J. J. Morrison In his report complained, of tho atti- tude of the press toward Iho farmers. The reception of the farmer delega- tion at Ottawa, when It went to pro- test against the conscription of iarm- ,ers, was commented on. As a result all to bo reached i3rmeri had decided to be Indo- by qreat Kranco and the of polltlc-ai action, and had 'United. States far as the terri-! elated (heir candidate in every bye- torlal allerrtlnM' on .central (Europe, an! to .the African c-olonles are Ol am, pernejl, because Japan has no-direct jics Receipts were tho tho astern Ualkans' The annual financial statement Interests in- the. affairs of these ter- .-'As for the problem as to tho future and expenditures J6.227.7S The number of directors was in- creased to C9. One In each 'federal of Japan's wau but it livmle- should be, decided in accord- them by coun. the.conclusions roached by the aljiedrconference, but sho-should declare 'that princi- ple settlement: Should bo tho unl- .vcrsal desire; to obtain p In the i. a permanent boys, found the too although freeli, lo 'b'e over two weeks. After a variety of Jobs -which was our share through the winter, tTie.1917 offensive opene'd iip OP. April 9th, and that day found us In line behind the famous' Vimy Itidge, and the flay before it started .Fritz tried ito" blow u's -out 'Of .our positions, but didn't manage it, al- anil he returned to bis lines i though .the boys went down sadder and "smaller" but' wiser S0 Hnf, intluditig Davidson.'-.Next sausage We wero well orubarded that morning, but .had no asualties.. We woro Inoyed.' to an- ther, part of: tho front .lor .about- two very place he were now cdramencefl, ,ur lltilo trip th'at jriost uicy, muddiest hi" mud- holes, the' .ommo.'of i r. Belle've it :as, sonie but seen wprso' sliiee; then." Only -there a e w .'we eks' an d-; rain, n earl y ..all .the i'me, rnud'tb the knees In-, places, and up to ttie .'heck ifi you your' 'work- ng on the battery'auiniunitloii colunra or" about, three and. -It. "inile'rfiil how transports'got--througli morning we 'got our revenge. At the break of day" the wjiolo country seemed on fire. 1 canx well remem- ber sitting in place on ihe gun. seat ready for the- word, half a minute to "Let her rip, Each sun firing four rounds a minute, with six guns'; tc the -battery, and we "were only battery iii hundreds, doing (lie stunt.- It was some fire t's and not federal districts. Siberian Expedition ,'DUcusslng th'a proposition VA.NCOUVEn, Dec. meeting of the executive of the People's fro hlbltion party was held last night and tho following resolution was adopted: "We repudiate .in .the st.ronges terms the gross breach ot trust affect Ing the" public which has. been com rnitled by Ex-I'rohitiitlon Commission er W. C. Findlny in the discharge Itis "We regret that he has sjen fit 'o mako no statement which would as- his crime, and U> bring ice." r .Everybody everybody dantly robust. young children to whoa scorn given in imall [WltXrlU at tatemk each would be u unforlaq in aveVcoming malaurntMA aftd them well on the road U labutt- that works, and as you will know our.boy: got well beyond the ridge in -the d! rection of'Lens; Needless lo .say Dad. w'e spent a pretty rough time In those and also left a boys In memorial.., share the sad times' in these' teries, we also get ojur. full, share of the funny side or things, when dan- gers are past, in commenting qr teas- ing another fellow :about, how-, fast The wlilch the marq.ula InakeS'are'as follows: The'future of the Simoa Wands, has caused various diplomatic controversy between tho allies and Germany, should be settled according will of the two powers, with a" view' to destroying German bases n the Pacific. The'German New Guinea, which'is now occupied British, should not 'be re turned'-'to Oermany. The principle should ajso be applicable to :he Bismarck- Islands. Japan should islands like 5Iar- shalj, "Caraline and others which are now occupied by the Japanese navy, o.s' It is dangerous to return them to Germany, and as there is no reason to let the other powers occupy them. The Hue between Tsing Tao and tha southern Is now occu- iled by the Japanese .navy, should jo held by Japan. '.'The problems relating to the main- tenance' ot order In Siberia should be settled by the allied conference, but all the allied .powers should re- frain from; any action or demand for [acquiring concassiouB in. Siberia. The relations 'helween China and othar powers should be based upon the principle of open door and equal agricultural representatives bq ap- pointcd'.'pnf leave ot .absence boards, a delegate said It was outrageous that dratted should have' been or- dered to Siberia without thcfr con- sent when they could have got plenty of volunteers In the militia. "Shame, said the crowd, Gordon a defeated Uberal candidate in Pa'rkdale In the last Do- mlntori election; told he had fought tho cases of dratted farmers' ness; IX part, rich _'__._ 514 FOURTH AVENUE PHONE fi3 at all urifl'r the It icro that I got ray i'e'al'initiation.of tire and my fright; of the ivar, being the first. proof; of whatjbe csn run or how smell hs_ one' shell 'could do.. shrink -when crouched in a friendly -Ku r-1-. f -6hel, ._ uiVcnt need'pf." ammunition, and wo were sent up with a convoy of about eight .wagonloads' in daylight. I -was acting as loader gun supply, and wo liail to cro.a's a cer- tain ridge under. Fritz's observation, no5 sooner reached j pijed, "Because I when he on'us 5.9 [course there wer .-was -.vo'rth to'get out of the line H; tiro (iulto "Wliat- are ning .DetWeen breaths ;hB 're- can't _____ __ _ rcourso mere were no shells coming and rapid .fire. ,-my way, couldn't Quito vunder- Hll-Iirat -shell 'killed.. in" stand his hurry. Well, after a long our teain outright, but not spell we left these "gay" hurt, including .uascritclfed.'la s'ho'rt rest and pulleiftri again EOmo Well. L lust stood-and lobkedv "on time later-'to take part at Hill 70 petrified, too scared, to move, audiwherS, after the boys had taken' It rrllz'atlll unloading his "rathens" i there were- fourteen counter-attacks .round us at about four a. minute.. It hnade within forty-eight "hours, am was now a caso of release the .was tor about a week jus: a case l'hoTsss Iris; sleep .wjlh _one eye open, a_nd one rest of convoy passed through, I hand on firing lever. vMuTtn> tho rest with- J Canucks 'neld on as usual. We' lef out a hitch.; The bunch iveTe these ciuarfers In the late fall ol- mended by captain for good work. 51917 for the offensive in Belgium, We had all kinds of excitement in 'right in the swarapi! I've often won- tliis arid ,a few fel- 1 dered why thcyr didn't emplpy lows struck off strength; -althQUgh [the navy in: this place, as- a. fellow only one killed, Johnny Larson. WoH, was practically under water most'- of we. loft this sector ot mud. and: high the time. You could hardly .break explosive, and landed at a nice, inlet sod in those parts without- aWK- VANCOUVER, Dec. "thousand employees of the Cough- Ian shipyards walked out at noon today.-..Theistrtke the reiult of the alleged refusal of the firm to reinstate a blacksmith named An- derson, who. Ts a returned soldier. FIRST FLIGHT, FROM YORK TO'. CHICAGO 'YORK, Dec.. flight. In Is 'cxatcttf: to -be ffejiilaf.- .'.service: spot to spend tho winter In the Arras region.. lots of day and night firing, bqt spent a very pleasant time, considering, Tfith. good, comfort- able dugouts'.and plenty ot wood for a fire. After" ah out three months pulled.out.for'a .which lasted irest way- to rcmedy-thi. left in Spaftis'h {o '3ln Pills a'ct A'S a henl- iog Vonic emflciatecl vital ngiijfj r victim- should taW'9. tourae'of dot only to remedy immediate Kidney trijaBJb's, but to ward off danger Everywhere at 50 cenliVboi.., Tbo Chemical Co, of Oat. Would yon barlt- .er for gold? "The Notorious Helene" did. Find the answer ing water, and it was a case of slay roads, unless' you swim, and the roads were most of the lime shower of shrapnel. was- here -that, jn my' mind, hottest comer of the war, and'idori't Jttes thin 1? there has been anything' "to equal It since. I' .was" cuough to geLmy leave io a'ad-'tbday at 7.20 p'.iSrfilth at, Belmont Island, hill biplane carries '400 pounrfs "of At, Pa., he, deicend hit mail in the anothtr air pllot'who' Will.-trani- it'to Cleveland, where a third wilt .Chlcagc. Sriree machines ehir- jng 'the-enllre is expected'to'reach'Chlca'io between 4.30'and-5 p.'m; ---v :Alex ener, and ng o "r fortunaia (h slain Is arrival at th'lj but jjpt back in time" to spenrt mutl jjpt eKs three bT-Vet inhaling, pleasures a shell dodging: all these were our's, aiul we were shooting and riiglit nearly all the time, I won't try to convince you that. sorry to leave this desolituit ers tiebinil (speaking for nij- A Bigli'of relief, was Tieaved The.going: Was .easy and casualties ly.Genrian, ?e it He .-finally made a stand "in; his old: line ot'1.916, where, we'were re lievetl by an KngJislf and we icbmmonced our march back to our old: haunts near Arras. ]f-was a stiff trip; the hoys were tired.bill (-n Buy 5four ChriftmasTree Festoons nMore sapply la exhausted, as Sro only nave a limited supply! Icft-i Wp nice selection o( Dining Rof m Domes. Come 'early and malto your selection: A smaU'detosil iriu now liem tor a We are alio conlraclors for the electrical installation in tho Cardstbn -Temple.. .which is costing over one million dollars, and there it no] hefter electrical Installation 'In Canada.. STAR ELECTRIC CO. LET US DO YOUR WIRING. STREET SOUTH PHONE 1332 finding ray feet solid happy. -'On -August 26th-we starlet roads leading Iseling'i to raise Cain once more in this tired and worn out, it is-true. 'and i neighborhood, and got Fritz onci fewer in glad to1 know more fin the move. We we wprc going out to rest. We snent1 up on the first day a matter oflr rest at a mile.French village in; miles, and next day we- started tc the J-cns nrea. Here three of us took 'give him a little more medicine.- Bu a private'billet'in a farmhouse, and j here ends .my'war d ays, the 'good enjoyed nice white- beds -while 'woJJluck that followed me for 26 month were, there, and looted aiier by (he Did Frenchjlady lived' there. I had a severe cold this "place, and lost my voice _for.about -a week, but Madame fed me up on hot gruel and wa'tched me like m'Plber would, soon had mfe feeling-fit. -We, spent the rest of Hie winter In1 minor engagements around In the spring and'summer, when way news looked so' we tising for a new stylo of warfare' on ''Foch's" reserves, and getting ready to.-turn the tide, which has been' the big atrolie in bringing the war game to its' final act. It was sopa after Iho good news of tho Mar'ne in July this'Vcar (htl-wo were shoved .in at a apoi near AmienS, where started on August Stbi the big Hritish smash Just to ihoW, oAr..old "sausage that the Eng- lish wert ttill in the game.'The bar- rage opened-'up shortly after; break, after the first short re-i sTStanco it was a case ot keep march- ing. The boys hart broken his heart, 1 and he .couldn't retreat fast enough. Like, one fellow said, "Ws went in France suddenly and was 'the recipient of piece o "Iron" shrapcel In the' left, -and started for more peaceful clime on stretcher; ten days in a French hos pital, and Inon across to England and i say, Dad, Just as I finish np hear loud cheers outside which bring news armlsllco tlgned by Oer many, and means peaco 'at last. M only with Is to gel h6me quickly as posstWe. and It won't be long now before'Pm telling .-yon how glad I'anr'.lo be there, and thank Ing pod for hi3 mercies In trying times. Your affectionate sou, .PRKD. SIMM, Gunner, No. 3019SS, 39th Battery, C.K.A fy Santa ClfUE BrSmltClfis _ S? Clous Bf Sonlti Clfus Zfatnmris .Rosalie Ztctmttns f o r G h ri s i rri a s THE very spiritxof Christmas itself demands Music, {or music sounds the tiote of joy, of exaltation, of gladness, as no other medigrh df expression .can. Therefore, to .-have a real old-fashioned 'Yule'-'tide'and; not to sfofget the little ones to after all, the day realty belongs, it behoves you to get some Christmas Records I what a splendid List there is to choose from! CUui' Own Story fl.M jourrvey with _ _ to Town fl.M Diitributes Qi> 1 the Christmas ShoM i. lA Letter to Santa f Merry Chr ulina. v .Kofalie Me. Day 7 Rosalie No. 1 Rhyme., No. 3 (Dcicriptlre) ,Jfc. (.Nursery No. 4 Birthday of a Kinj Mr, Ymst Knutiinal in "Tbe week I Go. LETHBR1DGE ;