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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDTfeSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 191'8 THE LETHBRipGB DAILY HERA]^ "TTi T" 1^' A Giinrier's Expierietices V On Active Service . (Ebttracts from a Lethbrldge Gunn er'tf ^et^er to His Father.) Left. the peaceful Bhores 0/ _ Old 15ngland on July 18th, -19T6. Arriyed in FraBce niext day. Spent three (lays at. a camp in the satne port of (lisembarklng. Got fitted up with gas niaslts, etc., lor the trip forward. Hoarded, the train soou. after v/Jtli horia(9B, :g,un8 and all flght'lng sup-DlieB,, wh^oli^!^vfl^e .loaded In quick time.. .After-about' a i24-hour, trip we landed .at.T a vsmiall; .tpwal pom close 'to .the' iTranCo-Belglan- frontier, tho.:naine-,pf (Whioji. I-was hevor, able to pr,oripu9.Ge, yila^^ com-: posdd lif&'Bjryfpf"a" chiirdii, three or fourejttfHitiet^B and sotrieimpr^'pubij.' ,It� ^et-me; wpii-detlng ..wli'sre^,^ tfte- 'population Jived, but I'|oun^U6uit.)tvteJ''t�at wine buslnesft'iaud �jbiaiuS'el^eping ."were prac* lical.Jyihe gaitt^jIiCcase of-open your parlor tovihe public, and ahyone entering tlidietir: trdnblddr.Xlth a' thirst,' 'twin be quenched. ^ III tiler meantime ^our O. C, Major-Stafford,* was .artang'Ing to make his debut.. ^11 the , fighting'forces of . this great' game, arid' a" few 'days later I left" with  a" 'siViair party to act as hor^o-hg^der'flr^t trip up. Well, 'Bad,yjrpu*v�>'.\heard of the ravages an^..ruinof,J6^1gium, but to see It, belre^e' tdei'ls "to realize, as paper cannot\ ooavcy all that it looks like. EnterinB thevififst" 'villages within field gun rangS from-our side of the line, aiid-^o,..9e9 the walls of houses gliijply! tfpatterflj 'Wltli shrapnel, wia- BOB LOPG UNION MADE OVERALLS � SHmfS 8, GLOVES i^^Ki^p^y Weakness Produced by it u" One vgreat ^^saot; c^n-^aU^leara from the'Inniionza Epiaoniih 'is the valuo.of?pr'eyo'ntion-the vitaj iecas-sity of remedjtitag'.ali-diseasesi themia-me the sy^pto^B appear. As tho TOBUlt of (being attacked by Spanish laflueriza*" many perspuB have been left 'with weakened or inactive kidney?. Tiio'lhigii fever which prevails during the ;poriad- of^'sipkiiess is no doubt reipoitsible foT'thiB weakened condition,-'and in\order to restore the kidneys to thei? former state of health a healing toiic !is necessary. . �GinjPiUrare.tho acknowledged ram-edy for aU'^adnev or;Bladder Troubles, and Gut i^ills iaken during convalescence have proved'tfiemselves to be the. groat remedy fojr rectifying the Kidney woakuessel( left iby;Spanish '' Flu.'' , Frqm.,al) parts of Oanada letters ara. coming in (to UB s}Iitd.j T�Toitto,-Ont. 24&- dow� smashed, chimneys ialf-mast, nly first iJmprossion'was how anyone managed to live i through Bu, which was m'i?.ved some time- latfe fur,tliei- forward. It was from thei"e that j;'persuaded' the Qor-. . poral in charge of our'giin to' give' me u; place on tth'e crew, and away -we- go oriettaTk night';tff'the scene, � I of strife, a. halr-i(Using trip, as a.sheil-I burst '.at nipht .to a fellow who can't � '^udge. its ''.whine": seenis close if .it i is h^lf. a mille' offj and ajong ihe then; ' Zllleibeke  road ;all, kinds -of uncomtort-; able'''p'lhg3'' from harmless (-?) stray ibuUets passed' us oh -their  midnight rambjep, ..but. we arrlvftd safe-., and sound at. our "destination .and slept well the remainder-of the'night, except fbr a rather too friendly rat who had aif aw;ful famillar-Tiablt of roos;,-ing on iliy.chest or taking a iiiayful sniff at,my eyebrows, iknd he seemed to have .an -unlimited, string of -f rela- -tives."  And 41ie rats out there,-Dad, are the '"heavy draught" speci&s.. Next morning I find we are staying, at a dear old farm; we have two duck pon^, an .;;' .'''j^y8 that Japan should I '^rbve ^alF-^iaisiJons to be reached : the farme7s~ha~d"dTcrded to'be"inde-- :�r,G!;eat'BrltWn, France and IJie pe,^ent of political action, and had l/nUedc State^^o far as the terri- elected their candidate In every bye-� torlal alteratlMig, � on the western election since : front, .centVai-/Europe, the Balkans; .,,.-. ' ', - , , ^ . ,nd,in.the. Af^an colonies, ar..on-1 ='of^S^^77 ^'^^ TORON.-TO; Dec, IS.-^ver 1,000 farmers were present at the Unitefl Farmers of Ontario convention this morning. Secretiiry J. J. Morrison in his report complained of the attitude of the press toward the fanners. The reception of tha farmer delegation at- Ottawa, when It went to protest against the conscription of farmers, was commented on. As a result sons in the tribunals. He'passed the. sist the offlcera dt th^.latfr In* opinion that the .execution of "the , to Justice his accompIWei. J .'^ order-ln-councll cincelling exAmpttons' - - -had been mjide by an arrangement 'Wesdeplore that proi been so constituted and. between the military, minister .of., that merely by tli* plyfng'. militia and the judges of the supreme cdurt in order to uphold the action taken, by tho government. He ad-wlspd parliamentary procedure as the 'remedy. He claimed that a draftee named-Cross, near Brantford, charged with making disturbing remarks, had been fined .f.500 by a Brantford magls-! trate only in order that the farmers! might be silenced. . - I OAHADA FOOD BO/fKO- over two weeks. After a variety of jobs which was our share through the wintefr, tlie,, 1917 offensive bpene'd" iip or/April 9th, and that day found us in line behind the famous Vimy -itldge, and the day before it started Fritz .tried itb' blow u's - out our positions, but didn't manage it�' although some/of the bbys went down the Hag, infeludlhg Davidson.' Next'' morning we "got our revenge. At the break of 'day' the iihoXe country seeined on fire." I can well remember sitting in place on Ahe gun-spat, ready for the word, half a mlpute to go-thqn-"Let her rip, boys."' Each Wpmah! WMd barker for gold? "The Njotorioiis riel^ne" A\A. Find jJie ;^s|^er at thrCdloiu^^iftw. The Real Baby Buntings Rabbil Skm .MOTHER Hlip/iBDSHIL 'Eaby lu Use'*'':>nJ^: _ 0 BuyYi bur Chriilmas^ree Festbpns 8l Lamps! Nqw B^ore 'our' supply Is exhausted, as' we only have a limited supp^l left.i , �� " ; , �Wfi Kate a>nice selection of Dining"R.e:j decided in accord-anpetwith-the-^cifricluslons reached by the allied conference, but she-should declare :that -thb;;funi^amental principle, pf settlemettjt: should be the uni: .versal desire; to .obtain a permanent .peace in the i.Vfo.rld. The other points which the marquis �niakea' sire as fbll&ws: The future of the Samoa Islands, whiciv has caused various diplomatic oontrbversy between the allies and Germany, should be settled according to^he win of the two powers, with a View;to destroying German bases in the Pacific; -The Gerpan New Guinea, Which is now occupied by.vthe^ British, should not "be returned.-i to Germany. The principle should also be applicable to the Bismarck- Islands. J(apan should .li9ld Islands like Mar-1 shaljj "Caroline and others which are now occupied by the Japanese navy, V it is dangerous to return them to Germany, and as there is no reason to let the other powers occupy them. The line between Tslng Tao and the southern Islands," Whicii jg now occupied by the Japanese navy, should �ftelield by Japan. . '.The iiroblema relating to the maliv tenance of order in Siberia should be settled by thb allied conference, but all the allied .powers should refrain txoijx. any action or demand for /acquiring concessions in Siberia. The relations 'between China and other powers shbuld be based upon' the principle of o^en door and equal opportunity. , ^ . ties oC,?189. Receipts were $12,963.^0, and' expenditures ?G,227.78. The number of directors was Increased to; 69. One in each federal electoral riding was proposed, but It was decided to elect them by counties arid not federal districts. y - Siberian Expedition ,;"Discusslng t^% proposition that agricultural representatives be appointed-, pii leave of absence boards, a delegate said it was outrageous that drafted meh^ should have been ordered to Siberia without theft- consent ,wh6n they could have got plenty Qf volunteers in the militia. "Shame, Shame!" Said the crowd. Gordon "V^aldron, a defeated Liberal candidate in PaVkdale In the last Dominion election, told .hoW he had fought the bases of drafted farmers' ] VANCOU-yER, Dec. 18.-A meeting of the executive ot the P^ple's Prohibition party was held last night and the following resolution was adop^ted: "We repudiate .in .the strongest terms tlie gross breach of trust affecting, thrf public which has-been committed by Ex-Prohibition Commission- Zl'.Iur^^'^l'''' discharge ^of AVa^^A, his public,office. , ir��.�M- ^.ai "We regret that he has s�en fit to make no. statement which would as-j scott & jiownc. Toronto, oat the evidence to bring, ift..^ to justice has been drilled., urge the government tptUk^v discover the - peraona--Implw^, this .crime, and to, brlpg. tl>W�.'.f tlcei" '"  '5 : -t' 3". , Eveiybo�fy loye* a1|^ everybody WBntSi:a�]bM]r iR dantly robust. Tliert- MA huw - * young children tivAkan ' ENULSI ^ven. in (mall portioiv at iot�nrlew York and "Chicago be- �' gaw'today at 7.20 a,m.,when:Leon p.iSmith took the air at, Belmont Park,-Long Island- His biplane carries 400 ooundB of mall. At Beljef^nte, Pa., be will, descend and'put'his mail in'the-cafis'of �: another air o II ot w he :wl 11 .'transport It to Cleveland, where a third aviator will carry I'ltite.Chlcaao. ' Yhree machines will'lie.'useddur-l^^jng the entire flight,; and-.the last one is expected to.'rench/Chleaio betweei^:4.30-and.8:p.rn; ^ ' , Alex M:'lllar,> twice-, .iaaVoiCtof-Kitchener, Ont^,' and once^^a candidate! for tlie'-^Onfjirio, leglsIatUrpV-is liead.., were ours, atid wo were shooting' dliy and night nearly all Uie time. I won't try to convince you that, we were sorry to leave this desolated Flanders behind (speaking for myself). A sigh'-of relief was heaved on finding my feet on' good,. solld\ roads leading southwards,/, feellne" tired and worn out, it Is true, and __________..... fewer in number,., but glad to' know more on the mov^ througi(^ film- like a dtjpe^pt .a'ajts;" The;.going was easy and- the, weather good,-., and-^ the casualties wereiiiost-ly. German, ^. we naturally.,enjoyed it. He ,'flnally made a stand in! his old'line of J.91C, where, we were relieved by an English' division, and we Icommenced our march back to our Aold: haunts near Arras. It was a stiff trip; the boys were tired but happy. ''On '^ugust 26th we started to .raise Cain once more in this neighborhood, and got -Frltzi, once We followed him WB wpre going out to rest. Wo sneut' up on the first day a matter ofsfour oilr rest at a little,French village m; miles* and next day we started^to the Lens area. Here three of us took,- give-him a little.more medicine.^ But here- ends ,my''war days, as the^good ^uck that followed me for 26 months in IFrance suddenly stopped,, and I waA the recipient of a sn^ill piece of ''iron*" shrapnel in the leg|, and I started for more peaceful clime on a stretchef; ten days in a French hospital,, and then across to England; and I say. Bad, just as I finish up I hear loud cheers outside which bringa news of armistice signed Dy Germany) and means peace at last. My, only wish is to get home. sow. as quickly as possible, and it won't be iopg now before I'm just h6w glad I anr'to Ue there, and thank-ing^God for his mercies In tlA past trying times, r -Your^^affectionate son, FRED SIMM, Gunner, . -  :^;!:^ot 3019!>8, 39th Battery; G.|!-.A.- a private billet in a farmhousjB and enjoyed nice white bedp while wO' were there, and Were looked Met by the old French; lady ,who lived, there. Ihad'a sevQr^ cold -wh^le^at;,^ tills 'place, and lost my voice _for, ibout a week, but liadame fed', me up'^inliot gruel and watched me like ipotber would. 'She soon'.had ^e feeliiig.ilt. Wje, spept the rest of tiie winter In minor engaj^emej^ts around Leus,. aid, in the spring and sumiiier, when war news looked st>' glun?, w'e w^re practising -for a new style of warfare on 'tFoch's" reserves, and getting ready to. turn the tide, which has been'th^ big stroke in bringing the war gamV to its final act. ,It was soon; after the. good news of Fritz's.retreatjlroip. the Marne in July thls^.eaT that:--we were shoved-jn at a .spot uear,A"bjien8, where started on August-8th thg felg British smash Just to .ihow'-.oUr,,.old "sausage eating''- friend that th^.JDng-llsh .wert stiU Inthe, game.'f'^The'.baiv rage opened''up sliortly.aftertJdlRyi | |�-eak, and after the first short r.^- pJhtanqe it "was a case of keep march- n , - ...... , , ing. The boys had broken Ills-heartr-dayr'rijday',"" Saturday "tniS- and he ,couldn't retreat fast enough. :���: , - .-:''',--' ~ � � . - - * week. +M Uttlf.GUristmas Shoes...................... 99c.' Christmas Joys . . > Christmas ^ Mc. INew Yeai". Day ^ ^ 20248/Nursery Rhymes, No. 1 (Docri^ve) ....... , Me. INursery Rhymes, No. 2 (De�:npliTe) ..... 20249rNuraery Rhymes, No. 3 (DeKnplive)....... ,Mc. \Nursery Ithymes, No. 4 (OcKriptive)........... 40141 /The Birthday of a Kinr........................... f/.C5 \Hear Me. Ye Winds and Waves ..............By Santa C/eas'* :, ,^:....:.....::....:.By Sati/a Claus ' ...............By Santa cuius .....................By Santa CUuis ..................Rosaltt Ziamans / ....................Rosahe Zeamans .................Jttsalte Heamans ............i..\:.:.Besaltf flemmmns �. ...... ...........RoStttie Ztomans ......................Rosaht Zemmans ...........Gerard and Hunting .............Gerard and ffunlipff : ..........Gerard and Huniinff  ............iGtrajd and Hunting .,. B. Stonehm (Organ Aec-i . B. StontkiU, - 29219/Adeste Fideles (Oh. Come All Ye Faithful) ,.SA�>��p*� ^our/^af'^f.^ \The Holy City ' * HeltH Clark 20462/Oh, Conie All Ye Faithful nd Christians AwAke Me. \Htik. Ike HsnM Asfsli Siag snd WUlt Slitrkcfdt WsIcImI .. i20242/Holy, Holy, Holy . 9�c. \0 Holy Night ~ ^ . , 40058/WhileShepherds Watched Their Floclis by Night $1.95 \�ark. The Herald Angels Sing 40025/Adesto Fideles (Oh, Come All Ye Faithful) $7.5^ \Silent Niffht, Hallowed Night Makes an Ideal i .Path*' Mauary Band �Pathe' Mrtitaty Band. Marien- Crawf^id ......Wmiam Whieltr. Ttmpo Mali Quartitte. .TeOtpo Male Quartette 'Clyric Quartette ...:..,.,....,Clyric,QHart*f(0. The Patbi Ffires 4>honograph Sales Co. 4' ~ nrOxIDtngn �ftice $ao9.oa; 'Like one fellow said,- ",Wje -,.wen! LETHBRIDJIE 1 ;