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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, 21, 101S LiiTiinnibfiE DAILY BEHIND THEVEIL THE STORY OF THE tt BOATS ORDEAL BY FIRE (I3y "liii'lluicuV lit Jlecauso man 1> mortal ,not liifal- llljlo, and Portunc at-hor brightest a flclilo Jade, It was iuevllaUlii thsl soon- cr Or later u rlny'iuutt como wlicn a crippled (icrmau submarine' would auL. mergo bcnealli a, hall ot nlicllB. louslj' suo-'ecd'lu pnlfMr.e up her dam- aged hull, and, under co-vcr of dark- ne.sB, craw) back to Word would tlien go out from Wllliolmebaven of a JJrUtali Diaii-of-n-ar dlssiilecd as a lum1 bcrlus tramp, ivlth sucb and BUrli a marking on IHT funnel, vfilli btumpy iinil rusty dcok'liouscs, wlio cir- rlcd guns concealed In wheiVHiousG and ttllopc collapsed and ivlioso, brIJgo screens masked (lulck-flrerj add desperate men. To. upproach such a vessel waa to cuter a deaiMrai', unless every precantfon M'llfl first Uikon to cosuro slio abandoned. There would bo only oni precaution opon lo a tierman ailbmar- liic, ttho inlgbt in duo ei- Ijoctcd lo ud Such a day, in fart, cwmQ; misty, Ihe uftcrninlli of a great storm vollliiK eastward ji.sullcn 'sn-ell. A vessel .wltb MID .outward ot a the Irnlts of whoho labours lor Uic uial nil" inoiillis liml !SE I'jnrplPJtciI IllUl fiecllon fjf llio (urnci! over lUc pages of (lie International Sltntf Coif, Dialling jllll. "Hoist: 'Cami'Jt imdcTBland your ho Eiild lo Iho tlBiialmuu, "P mint- lo wswlii a faiv and moral lo the cnKliie-robui volcc-plpo. Ouedleut to Ills directions, tlio ticrcvs furltvcly Jogged ahead under cover of. Hie escaping slcam, stonm- er toivsrdH tlio walchlnK ujiciily. Tho alter, liowever, jirouiiitly raanncB her orcmosl gun, turned, aixj lcuiricd towards diem; she .oiioncil [ro aL u range of half u inllu, Iho nliell lasting tlio fuuncl of tlio dloeuts- ed man-of-war, The Next Slip. In Iho IMIEJ exeltcnieni of tlial rao- lin U easuro that- Bin; wau lilt. Then, when Iho parly" liaj abunilonci) lie ship, 1L iKhoro the rcmnlnder to valt concealed and uurcsiwuBlvc be- ncnt, nlen't; nerres uutl faculties M-ero Elreu-liiil tue roiiort ot Ilic; Eub'muvine'Bi'KUii ,oud Btlll air.' man-of-war's oil within liH r-ollaiialblo lu-ard llio ro'Dprt, uiiil, Ililnkhis that tlic slifp herself liud opened (If; ii'Uli- out t'Ufiloniary gonHH flung down the -Viirli masked his weapon. Any furih'ei1 attempt oiicealiuciU iva.s useless. The fire vmiK furiously nt every BUII ]io elllon, tho Willie KuslRil was triced up lo tlrc iiisuit-Iieu'l In' Ilitf twinkling ol'au cyf, aiiJ Ilic action slarled. Attor III first few lilts (Ht> submarine lay- TUO llonless. wllli her subinevgwl and licr stern In Iho air upwards of llvo minutes, while all about licr. Tlic heavy swell niado ditflculi, but tvcntuullr filic ittuX- In a fi-cat commotion of tho water anO iloiiso i-k'Htls of vapor lhat hung over Ido Iliolr blddci) n'hllo arliio TOKO to iho surfarn mid cllhcr closed wllliln range duelled wtili ?nl to cou- hlniT-Ttlib JuUK9d cii'duranro and 110 mean hat ot human courat'o had jccn Ibit there could uc no onu concealed on hoard, and lhat lie might wllli nnfejy, approach to loot and would nut "was 'a fannied lough tjUllet to 'fh'ey' ileml-goils, nor yet fiiliallcur Ibeiie three ecoie or. so ivliid-tanued ordlimry Hu'ihan ;l'hoy' Tivo were Jroppeil over her, bureaucracy ed with the non-return of concenv IMloals. tighlcd-lowarJs evening Iho periscope- and coiinliiE tower of a submarine a jjillc nway on her licaiu. 'flic flEuro' on the bvldgr of Iho traruji, who uuions uLiiLT jia- In bis charge, his commission as n comluatidor of the Itoyal Xavy, look his pipe his moulh unrl l Ike slirfaco for sonic I do.-- and tf. cvci- men had ca'ueG for inoileBt j on having ridded i liio ficas of yet another fcourgc It ivould seem tlial lliu officers anil of the King's Ship might liuvo lala claim lo liioir tharo. Vet, by ways un- known and incredible, !l was claimed verage man's'iiai'llallly tor 'Ilia andja ivliole shin, and Ihe lovo of wife. -mid hiilrn or irfvcethcarl. plucking at hcartBli'lnga of mosl of Ihelil. IJut limy ahiircil vrlinl Is nol given IP all men In Ilils world qt human -frailly, a whole-souled In a follow- iniin, which, Rtrenjslliencd by vollou, would have Ilicin ftt his lltlHCBl nod through tho gates of hull Iron Ntrve. Under his command Ihcn, they sailed a cargo M llrnbcr In each hold 'and a faith in tho gooil providence o( Clod thai' cauio very near lo the faith of lllllo children. In due about O.Jj one inarulne, a loriiedo was -Been npnroaclllng the beam; obBcrvlnc hla vole as inilslcr of a care- less (ramp, with poor "look ouls, the young commander held on Ills course. At Iho last moment, however, Ihe helui way Imperceptibly altered lo en- In a 1'osilion. lo Dominate ill Present Union Govl. IJkely (9 jloJd Togelhcr OTTAWA, IJec. Is j nt tlie capital? Is. a'natural emiuliy which- Iho j'oply little. Of course much depciidE.ou what Klnu of iicivB Iho ciKiulrci' IH afier. If he i waulB political lufprraallon, llii'ii. Hie reply Is slrlclly. Tbcrc is I very little talk oE a pollileal uatuii! to bo heard, Jefls, linlecd, than a person from a iljslnncu svonld expect. AmoiiK those bvi.sjncas it Is lo toiccast cvcnln Ihcre is n cei'.talil I amount of Huriulsiiie; '''it nhielj-.nhi'j f cent, of It is "noie tliaff. lo wlilch little attention should be paid, aurc Ihe phlji being struck aliafl the by the enemy thai the submarine con- Irlvcd to relurn, wllli shot-holes jilus- gad and her dishonored color.-) at hall' ty tell Ihe. Fiituro success In operations of llns .naiure, Illcreforo, depended no longer where it might damage. TboEo whom ffttc IKIS afiui-tl. ed the oppoi'tuuily of studyins llio (rail of an approaching torpedo will, i ability It they recall their Buiisationa, aiiprc-' dale to some extent Ihc Iron re- duislle (o ENcli u manoeuvre. Tho torpedo liurat abreast Xo. S'hold, hurl H can oe the slightest reservation lual. the rumors going avounil Ihe country lo Iho effect that a, crlsld In (ho govcrmnnil Id fasl may ho dismissed as Idlo; This Is not paid out o! a etnt a'fiivorablt' casu for the jisrly In power, hut as :i stztomcnt of: actual fact as -lar as olio oh tlio outitdo can see things, 'if .IJie. public wants fie- Iton then It will pay .sonic ntleulloii to Ihe rumors, ....._.......... hilKlf ii wastr. tuctti then Uic rciioi-ls yf'Au Imminent mav Ijo dlsnifBECd. Tlie same may lie SUM tit lalk .respecting llic prob- of an early general cK'Cilou. ing u wall of walcr and wreckage to Ihe height of the nmsi, audjilon-lng n hole In ilia ship'B slile 4011. wido. Half- stunned and'deafened by the concus- sion. Inc. commainlcr raised liimgelf'on ,lls a nK-.'> It win obvious lhat aTDrikomlsbtflavclauBhcd when Ihe tbeticcforv.-aid the enemy would not (lu to uavlga. sails ot ealleon broke tho i rise lo the surface until his lonicJo lor ..Tilos-'Ve B0i us Lime" horizon. A tangle ot flags appeared at liail fonnil its mark; lience, allliough a torpedo seen approaching caii' not In- avoided, il benamc part oE Ibis grim gaino of bluff for the vie- the perlscopo of tho submarine, and the. tramp stopped obediently, off steam lu. great clouds. Her com- If yn llwni A VACATION THE GREATEST RESORT REGICP IN THE WORLD s When the climate ii mild, Ike fiddi fnen, lbv2l make this the merriest Christmas since the world went to war. Let the spirit of thankfulness mingle wlh the spirit of gayety. Thankfulness lo those who sacrificed their life or limb''to make this a, Christmas of joy instead of sorrow. To our Customers and Friends we extend our. best 'wishes Jot Christmas and for HUDSONS BAY CO. ;