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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta mandor turned over the pages of the BEHIND THEVE1L THE tTOWY OF THE BOATS ORDEAL BY FIHE ftly nartimoiiB in Londoa Times international Signal still Hoist Cannot understand your Because man mortal Infal and Fortune at her brightest a flcltlo It was inevitable that soon er or later a daymust come when a crippled Oermati submarine would sub merge beneath a hall of mifPCU loiwly succeed in patching up her dam aged under cover of dark i crawl back to Word would then go out from Wllhelmfmaven of a British manofwar disguised as a lum boring with such and such i marking on her with lumpy masts and rusty who cai rlod guns concealed In wheelhouse nm whose collapsed whose bridge screens mnaknc inlckflrers and desperate lp approach such a vessel was toentor he said to the want to waste a few moved to the engineroom voleepl Obedient to his the screws furtively Jogged ahead under cover of no escapUsteam edging tho towards the watching fho promptly mmmriM hci oromoflt and Mclwly tonrnod them tro at a range of half u the Hhell passing tunnel of tho d The Next In the excitement of mo manofwars gttnlayerX od within bin collapsible dec Kmrofi hoard the report think nS the ship herself iffld opened llto will out the customary warning flunfidown the maske m 16 ensure that she was hit rhen ion tho party had nnan Umcd o It behove the remainder to m concealed and vr be do their hidden while the sub arlne rone to the surface rnd e tlici OHod within range or them Itli Mifficlcnt thoroughness to con nco hlmWbo Judged endurance and 110 mean standflrdfl tho limit o human courage had iR o eon reached that there could bo no tie concealed on and that lie might wltM safety npproaeb to loot am Kipling wonlil a Manmcd lough BUI let to hew They wefo no noi three score or sc I hey NTiM In a Position to Dominate at Present Ukely to Hold Together ustordlnary httihan mans partiality for life and the love of wife and mini or plucking the leartatrlngH of most of But hey shared what Is not given neii In this world of human a wholesouled confidence In i follow strengthened by utter de would have carried thorn atJi s unlesa every was first taken to ensure she had There would ho only precaution opon to a Oermau Bubmai ne who might In due course be ex erted to acf Such a ith I Mil 1C UVI n Any further attempt concealment was unolf 1 ho 1U Rongn rang furiously at every gun 1 Hit the White Kntugn WUR triced u to tire maulhowl In the twinkling of a rve and the action Aftei u lnlul few the submarine lay m came very near lo laltl onlcss with her bows submerged and UUc In duo about Lor morn In tho ulr for upwards of five 9 a torpedo was i AH ntn rl is now nl the capital Is a natural enquiry were j 0 wnlch the rttfly isvery Of course much what kind of news the enquirer Is wantH political then the reW Is strictly There very little talk ttt a political nature tb he much a person from expect Among those whose business Is evcntH then ceivaln amount of Hurmlsing but WUIIIU I lightest nod through tho Of IB mere Iron j little attention should Vnder his command they nailed with a cargo of timber In each hold und a faith in the pood providence ot ere o ac n came with aftermath of a great storm iaHtward beneath a sullen vessel with the outward n the frultR labours for the six months had doubtless perplexed that section of tho bureaucracy eoneein ed with the nonreturn of ghted towards evening the periscope and conning tower of a a Bille away on her The figure on the who among other pa pers in bis his commission as i commander of the Royal took his pipe his mouth und us Drake might have laughed when the of aTJpanten galleon broke the A tangle ot flags appeared at the periscope of tho and the trump stopped blowing off steam in great Her com while sholls all about her The heavy swell made shooting but eventmilly she rfitnk in a K rnat of the water and clouds of vapor that hung over tlusurface for Home 1 1 IK3 rSUI i i depth elmrgeH worn dropped over men cause for HclfcoiiRralulation on having ridded the of yet it would seem that the officers and crow of the Kings Ship might have laid claim 10 their by ways un known und it was claimed ot the n approaching tho starboard beam observing his role as master of care loss with poor tho young commander hold on MR At the last Uie holm was imperceptibly altered to en sure the ship being struck abaft the where it might Those whom late has affoid ed the opportunity of studying the trail of an approaching torpedo if ihnv recall their appre ciate to some extent the iron rc quisiUi to such a manoeuvre 1 ho KllOWU illKI UUIHIK3 the enemy that the submarine conh do 3 burl I o I Al1Pllfflln TO irivnd to with shotholes Kcd and her dishonored colors at hall to tell the Future success in operations of tins depended no longer orpe ing a wall of water and to the of the imdJilowing hole In tho ships side Half stunned and deafened by the concus sion the commander raised himself on 11 can bo saidwithout the I reservation that the rumorH going I around the country to thi effect that a crisis in the government U last ap proaching may be dlsmisHH This is not said out of a desire to pic out a favorable case tor tho party in Wit as a statement of act a fact as as one on tho outside cm SRC If the public wants tlon then It will pay sonic attention to V but if II wantB then tho reports imminent break up The name may he said of talk respccimg the ability of an early general of courV ran tell what may for the situation is such an u UHual without tlon the members of government are working together with an uniwiml degree of Thrc v in these times of food consei vation is no longer a problem for the man or woman wno knows teat If is ihe whole most real Rod for me least moneyand it is readycooked and readytoeat sugar is quiredsimply milk and a dash of unon a mure If obvious that Mfi where thenceforward the enemy would not bcull anrt shouted to the navlga riHe to the surface until his torpedo lo got us this had found its mark although a torpedo seen approaching can not in frequently be it became part of thin grim game of bluff for the vic who was inside the chart thruat his head out for a mo moistening n lead pencil with his I reckon Ive got time to fin ish working out this sir be re and withdrew Ins v as much friction in tho present V HH cabinet as there wan during tho ist two years of the old Conservative It may be takenfor granted that the mpscnt ministers Will make a strong nlinded has lo that t is ffort to tay together until at no other do something And is quite prob able that sometimes this is tuid in all the last four years liio governmrnts oC tlm iiavr done almost iiniiossible things unless they continue lo do thu improfsiou may get around that they tire not doing anything N doubt a very large number of people were quite suprtsed when they read in the press the other day Sir Thom as Whites statement of what the Un ion Government had Kvery fair nut one tiling is it is bound to upset a number olrllimc jioliticianrf If toll your family ynu giving tlwin A VACATION The International Pacific NorthWt Briliik and Orttin Where the climate the the and where there thousandtof Western reitiag and SmlK plied with alarm gongs had already sent tke guns crews to their invisible and immediately after the explosion panic stations was ordered followed in duo course by Abandon The having finished bis and now acting as abandon ed ship with the panic N sooner had the boats been lowered and shoved from the ships how sooner nau uie m H really explains doiirr the work of demobilization and that of reconstruction is dor They can hardly do anything else Problems relating to tho return ed soldiers be settled as as consequently there is noth ing for the present ministers but to carry on for the time the same as they did when war was ao the inachinerj avingfo do with this kind of bell g driven for all it is and the fact that the ministers are ab it really explains why so JUST A BIN A Years Sub scription to the eciated Delivered UVCl r from below and reported that the after bulkhead had gone and that the en gineroom was filling on all through a slit in tho bridge waiting for the inevitable peri scope to the commander bade him hold on as long as he could and keep enough steam to work the pumps when the water had extinguished the and then the engines were abandoned and the staff remained con This they crawling eventu afly on to the cylinders to escape from the rising Shortly after the torpedo struck the ship the periscope ot a submarine broke the surface a couple of hundred yards evidently watching proceed ings with a cautious scrut Moving slowly through the like the fin of a waiting the sin ister object down the ships within five yards of the breathless and not 10 yards from where the commander his pipo between his beside the voice I pipes that connected him with the as con i in the gun control was 1 awaiting the order to open From the altitude of the the sub v merged hull was plainly j visible to the figure crouched behind the and the temptation I to yield to the impulse of the I to open fire and end i shook oven iron A lucky shot might pierce the leadgrey shadow politick To shut onelseyes to the fact that the government Is being subjected to considerable criticism would be toob Ish But it must also be remembered that a large portion of the press sup in critloUlng and such as no other kind of government could have made within the short space of one U the government took the public a lit tle more into its confidence on such no doubt such an attitude would be greatly Canada baa done wonderful things during the last few the public in u gen eral aware of the but 11 hasnt heard anything like the real story and wants to hear Those whose opinion is worth while are pretty generally agreed soon er or later the tariff will become quite a political This is to be expect ed if for no other reason than that the west such strong influ ence in But within the ranks of the government this prospect apparently is not causing very great The strong element ot Lib eralism makes cabinet opinion on the feeing a great deal of but to who make a practice of sound ing out to he a great deal more noise than roal Itv to these Tho rually bfi men of the country are holding aloof from them while the crowd ap pears to be finite Ihcse old politicians seem to be forgetting that the granting of the franchise to the women has changed very largely the political This new cle ment has little or no use for many of these for one it doesnt owe them ami because the reputations of some of these men are not such as make them popular with the wo because the oppositon w op up on the hut it bn i for the Koneml puhliv lo the the is drmoralted and is only waiting for some one to hit vl a or hofore goiiiR down and From present indications the coming REGRET wire loss Tho Ixmdon papore ex press great regret at death of Wal ter Hines the late American am and printa resume bis work at tho Court of Tho says His discharge of his duties as American ambassador entitled him to runk with the successful of the brilliant men who have occupied that distinguished posi tion in the He never failed t interpret British feeling aright and this must be granted as the highest success attainable in the delicate and responsible post which he so recently nortine it feels eransm n a way that it would have done i tarlft quite Evidently the mdeTthe old party whan most protectionists realize hence comment al It a struggle j naners felt it a duty ta comment al recent most everything that ported Then the LaurlerUberal press is doing all in its power to stii up But at that there is not anytWng like the criticism that ex fsted during the days of either the Borden or Lanrler At the 8arne time we may be sure that t would be heard if the governments course were such as not to command fairly general Occasionally one hears the state ment Why doesnt the government ing and waited until the submarine was on a Hue when all his guns would She reached the de sired spot at tho moment when the German commander was complacently emerglng from the conning tower up went the White and the first shot beheaded him he dropped back into the interior of the and bis wholly unexpected reappearance imparted a shock of surprise lo tho re mainder of the Inmates which they never The 1C a struggle does come one is safe in saying that the will be more inclined to in divins a broadside overwhelming her before Hho could1 plunge into the depths and 1 escape were tuo So the com mander with selfcontrol that was almost prone gun irOUl UU4UH with her conning tower open and the crew pouring shrieking out of e listen to the demand for tariff revi sion downwards than to Uiu demand that it remain as it is or be put high er Thia is bound to be so because the government is so dependent on western The East is gradually awakening to the fact that the West is today a much more potent influence m cabi net circles than it ever was The thinking people down here also realizo that population will increase much more rapidly west of the Great and that with it will go poli tical The government realizes this quite as well as any one and this fact is certain to influence strong lv its general When the nar rowness ot much of eastern politics is reflected this is one of the hope ful features of the One ot the noteworthy foa tures of recent events east of Port is the political activity among the It Is only recently that those in Ontario have become any thing like generally organized today among them there exists a class consciousness until was Unlike the farmers on the prairies these Ontario mani fest a strong desire to form a new political One gets the impres Oil and VSM From the swirling vortex of oil and The Seasons Greetings In extending to you our heartiest good wishes for a joyful Christmas season and 3 New Year of Happiness and Prosper we also wish to express our appreciation of the patronage extended to us during We intend to deserve your increased support during the coming and to this end you will find our stocks very and as in the at the lowest possible Bawden PLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS THIRD AVENUE SOUTH IV sion that the movement is not nearly 5 1UUIL and sprawling limbs rigid in the mastery of The ship had then sunk by stern until was and tho crew of the gun masked by the wheelhouse wore crouched up to their knees in A black the ships that had been blown overboard by tho ex tlosion of the swain und in over tho whose counter rose normally above the Still i i in U n All joriiir were rescued by the exultant panic party In the and brought back to the Onco on the necessities of the mo ment1 overwhelmed even the elation of victorv Bulkheads were shored confi dential documents destroyed in antici pation of the and then all but the commander and a handfull of men took to the boats and awaited J oini I done For the space of nearly a minute o gain and the ahip wab in neuci bitter disappointment mid mortifica LHllUi III t tion rose and swelled to bursting point ill tho commanders His ship had been and was Their quarry had all but been within and was now going to escape when hope was flickering to the submarine rose to tho nurfuco 300yards on the port und cume slowly back to wards the Up to this although tho shlu was settling deeper every mo commander had purposely retrained from summoning assistance by lent interruption should come before bin urira work was done Mow he saw at one quick that the Lord had indeet Iplaced the enemy upon his lee the rest was only as matter of fnw bloody Accordingly lie save for an urgent wireless sift iril to bu aeut out llovthwith eummou LO KalU HUU HE for port there she and vas safely beached after dark the fol owing Her crew had fucecl the ordeal und emerged adding to the last a Ieat of seamanship which saved the ship Those down to the sea in ships for the express purpose of being require no great power of pagination to foretell wJiat lay Yet when tho time came for a fresh for such weal or woe as it might they sailed with light hearts and They were under command of tho man who had brought them victorious through tho ordeals that were past and they loved these men of Devon and ttj with the lovo which eastetn out As U for a pledge of that lie wore on the left breast of his ancient the scraD of ribbon which it is the Kings pleas ure men shall wear PEACE The unusual sense of relief after four years of tension will make this the merriest Christmas since the world went to Let the spirit of thankfulness mingle with the spirit of gayety Tliankfulness to those who sacrificed their life or limb to make this a Christmas ot joy instead of To our Customers and Friends we extend our best wishes fot Christmas and for 1919r HUDSONS BAY ;