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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta .VTiE HERALD OUR SOLDIERS at FROM AN OLD KILTIE BANDSMAN TELLS OF -KaEl.Snndllne Camp, Kcul, Kngliail, Jan. llh, 10H- To lhe" EJHor, LflhbrMgo Herald. 'Dear.Sir: TKI3 U and I've i lltllo lime at iuj' disposal, and f cr- imps- you linil a- corner In your paper for any part ot llws'o views thai you IhSnk proper to hiscrl. They nre certainly coiablng us out In good s'ljrlo now, fora drati oino wcnlycslenlay. Twolrc of our band liaJ lo EO on drufi. breaking us up ngatn. They T.ere just Irft-islerred from other bal- ns Immlsmen anil we uero set- ling ILc-tacd In iooJ wlien the call rime and olt they had to so- Here I may Icforru all bandsmen who Join up (n CauaJa Ihlnklne. as their colonels will tell Iheiu. lhal Ihey "'ill always no banJsiuen. when they gel over here ulay as a band, lou are far teller never to loucli an In- Etrumenl and Join as a private, be- J cause then you will gel some knovf. i ledse of drill, nmsfcelry, ele., liul if In L a tanil you are up aftalnsl It vrbea 1 you havo'lo lino up with soldiers who i are months ahead of you. Nearly i all bimls arc broken up Iho day alter i' luey arrive here, llielr Instruments lUro-.vu into some hut or quarter mas- ter's Etore, likn so mucn scrap-iron never lo ECO them again. H lhe rtlC fercnt orBanliallous and soclclles thai Subscribe for some of these inslru rupnls, Ihlnklng they arc going to be usci in cheering up convalescent sol dlers, or In sllrring some Ufa Into this dull old England, saw where Ihesa In- tlruments were dumped, they would 'have'a bis think before Ihey wasted Iheir money Better far if they keep their money and try and help the war-weary soldiers in selling employment when ihey come home. 1 in 'a monthly journal publlslid, -li German and English languages an of lha'total losses of men In killed, wounded and sick, In all Ihea- Ives of war are I see the tragedies'In Germany .arc Increasing, 'that is domestic tragedies, chiefly re- Bulling from lhe war. The real facls ore coming oubslowly. When I read (hem U makes mo wonder whal Ibis world Is'coming to, and where the iipIilLiug influence .occurs that lhe .preachers lalfc about. The only uplift 'riornufc-soldier Is when-.a Frllz shell .-Jgela -his range! don't look ns are sola-'lo finish until the Vortnns classes in ell countries real- L Ize, lhal Ihey are. lhe too -willing tools 1' their superiors, and Instead oi thinking for Ihemselycs, and nol4el-j 1 tlrig these superiors use our lives lo lumper' a soy way Ihey arrange. We hear aMol abtml.hale this days- Id'the-Boer .war, we as young men 'used to hale the Boers, and never knew'or even saw who we were hating, jn the -Ilu'SElanJapanesc war. we as used lo, hate the liussians, ire had .an wltL -Japan.'.- If person were arrsnring an filli- Tvilh Jlussia 'at lhal" we .V Vidiild ha.va turned -aroiiad the olher and said lie Russians were Tine .fellows, :bccause one" man said we Ehilted our.Ideas to suil S Kills. Nbw.vra are (he friends of both S.'.Ilissia arid Jar'an: bul lhe puzile Is how-long will ;-we h'e friends.' I Jio- ilced n large notice around London h> vi Sir. William Robertson eihoriing IL .16.wake'np out'of Ihelr dor -fr iiianl slate .and gel alive lo the fac HV.lhat lhe esislence' al Ih'eir, couatrj was at slake..and a lol more in th EBTrie slraln.'. Thai's jnst hitllns'them the right place. There 15 loo inuc! i 'of lhe "Grandfalher did it before me iBut this war .Is slowly eetUn L.Hhem qul. of' lhe. rul (hey had r: sleeping in.; Xow we are taught t -regard Ine.Germaa working man as ''-'primitive a lusl (or tilling P. and we are trained io kill him, befor lie'.gets-Itie-chance lo Itlll yon.- A -'ministers are praying Jus for success in this war, and lit TVIEC our miolsters are doiDg the sam FO lhai-comes -very Dsar.praylng Hie one God to help ns kill our ene- vn'ilesl off. quick. 1 think lhe bible i'failh of. most soldiers Is at zero. There Is. lod much bloodshed for thinking any tiling else. A soldier las.1 Franco, Nov. 16th; 1916. My Hear Mrs. Larsos: One of the saddest days In Iho his- tory of tho 33lh Ilallery lias drawn to n close, aiid as O, C. (ho Eiddest duly 1 have yet liad lo nerfonn now falls noon his, 'because your husband has been lhe fl.-sl victim of Iho glfanllc traseily noiv belue played lo ha sin glert out ot our rooks. Uetorc this letter reaches you you will liave been advised by cnblo of Iho clealli. of your gallant liuslnucl auil It only remains for nie lo give you a few meagre details. About 1 p.m. to- day the enemy shelled our acd your husband was Instantly killed near lhe entrance to bts dugout by f fragment of a hfsh eiploslvo shel chlch burst within a few feel o[ him Death was Instantaneous anil It wll he a relief to you lo know he passes away without BuHerlng. We, IttlJ a simple iuaeral service In Iho baiter) postllon In the midst of booiilns sun nd shrieking shell, but thn Inlermoc will leXe pjaco e. couple of miles far ,h'er In quleler spot, I will vise you of the esacl location later. We will miss your husband sadly a lie was.a .brave .soldier add R goo comrade, filways cheerful under Ih trying circumstances nud eve ready and willing Id do his duly I help a comrfldo nut. Our loss Is nothing however to h of biir compared lo lhe loss of a fnilhtu husbana anil loving filhcr which so aid your dear children have suffere Jlay lhe Lord care for and guard yo all'and in'lhe end brlns you air I gelhcr In_lhls place where sorrow enter hoi and'varllngs arc no mor The whole baltery ;sid you their sym :alhv In (his your hour of sorrow, and Serjt. Plltard" wishes io particularly express his sorrow and sympathy.with 'ou iu your hcreavc-menl. Youfa In sorrow, i. U. STAFFORD. Major. O. 0. 33lh Battery. C. F. A. .-TOjTHE MOST SALE OF SEASONABLE FOOTWEAR. TODAY WE WERE CLOSED TO CUT STILL DEEPER IN OUR PRICE 'REDUCTIONS; A WHIRLWIND FINISH-- TOMORROW THE BARGAIfj GATES WILL BE WIDE OPEN AND A ROYAL AWAITS A HOST OF SHOE BUYERS AT AMERICAN CERATE BOOT STORE OPEN AT-0.00 A.M.': WOMEN'S DOROTHY DODD SUEDE SHOES Colors: Grey, brown. High and med- ium lopF. 17 pairs, .-sizes, ranges dtpleV cd. Regular 55.50. At 1.9 pair Women's, Dress Kidikln and Cloth Topi. Lice and Button Boots; H pairs Size range Depleted. Reg, lo J5 At, pair WOHIiUl'S Patent Leather Lace and Button Boots. Plain caps. Reg liter to 96.00 AVouum's- GUNMETAL i> VAMPS, Plain Cuban' and mllj- .tary tops. Reg- ular to At, f r. 4" pair i Life Is'nol ell a grind "Somewhere In'-Fronce1: wilii lhe DOTS of lhe 113lh LoHihridge. Highlanders. .New. Year's Day was a bright spot willi the boys of the Lethbrldge Datlallon who were drafted Inlo lhe Canadian 'Scottish her celeS.'ated with n. reiular ear's Iced, printed menu and all. elalive "oi Pie: S. McKay has re- eived from blm lhe menu reading as I ew Year's Dinaer hell) .by No. t ompany.'ihe'Canadian Scoltish, Jan.1 In Lihe Somc-nliere; in i Men" Cousomme a la Rum Jar. Pork, "Adam's Down- all'! Since; roast heefr brown gravy. .spuds, Brussell prouts. shrapnel pudding, a'uce; "niinnenvcrfer Jelly and cus- '.r4. Cafe, cigars, MEN'S BLACK TAN LACE BOOTS Lealher linihQ. Regular' 54.50. Girls'High TopbuiiQued Boots Patent leather vamps. The latest styles. Regular to Boy's Gun- metal Blathers Double wear. In every' pair, lo S3.75. At, A CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH THE 30TH '.back from. lhe 'So'mme, told us lhat fo- 36 days Ihey charged clolh .ing and lhe dog-sized rats lhat eat of! the nnbnried dead arc Innumerable, and'Urn vermin cannot he reckoned i.- In numbers. Lois of ioldiers go Lo rhospilal with blood-poison from these rats, for tiey mnsl'carry numerous .diseases wllh Ihem. There are :.lrenches on lhe Somme now. Jusl li fcorinecled shell hole's. I used to ge1 some German riows, from Germans .regarding this war. One told me tha .10 years before this war he -was one 'ot nOO.OOO Iroons reviewed In lleriin They would all be moved to a cerlal OD Active Service Somewhere in Ft A-very dinner was served In liie rat-a-bnotary OD.ClirisUnas Day. SergeanL 'Pallersfrn elaborately gown: efl in a pair of .top boots and peaked cap being tho host., The guests, in- cluded Gunber Davidson who wore buttons and Jiew put- teea.'Gontier Hatnes wlio had donned tiie ne'w shoe laces whlcb were Issued Guoner SWpman Ilia 'dainty IthaM coal which fits Iiini 'almost pertecily in BOIEB places. Gunner Crosslej" had on his second, suspenders and a new grouch and Hombadier 'WhStman daintily attired in his new tunic which .'.had' been .nicelf h rushed in nipat places." r v'pwtaB to the present war the dinner consisted, of three courses only, a. copy of.the menu heing as Tallows: I Xmai Menu Bully beef, a la. raode- dog biscuit, MuUlgan, laWe de hoot. Tea, de grog chtnk. The meat was served on an ebony "The New Coiprs in Ladies Fashionable Shoes A.. IN LADIES' FASHIONABLE E ATT L ESM I P.VOR EY CH 0 AF R I- r.AN K'GH.'clJT TOPS. 'PLAIN LONG VAMP, LOUIS HEEL. REGULAR 19.00 AT Pair AX WHEN. LEA'TH ER EVERYTHING TO SHOES' is COST. THAN-! AND PERTAINING 'HIGHER IN EVEH -T K 13 SALE .ASSUMES. GREATER IMPORTANCE THAN EVER, AND SUGGESTS THE ECO.N OMY OF INVESTING IN SEV- ERAL PAIRS. StylisH Children's Lace iuiil liutton iBoqts., Keg. to Men's Bliicli-'iiuii'Tan 'Slippers. Soinc' clas- tic sides. Woincn's Felt "Slip-. pei'S. Various styles. 1 Values to 9Qc AMERICAN CimRATE BOOT plalter, obtained from the cook. Bom- t if "Piffli bardlet Whitman poured the tea into -11" L lltu dainly milk llns of the tlnest H karat IOIN presay. Black fllucher Cut Boots Rcj. At VARIOUSr STYLES. C H A M PA G N E. HIGVHCUT !LONG VAMP'- FRENCH, i HEELS. Women's Satin Party, -'frdnller, then off they would go A beautiful tulle blankel was utlllz-i ed aa a lable clolh wilh 'great effect and'the centre of the table was adorned b; two beautiful palntlags of I fruit with apricot cans for a IE In Lhe shortest, time possible. .1 think It Lord Roberta was Imns1 j.now, lhe British public would nnder- I'sUnd better bis vrarniogs of loir f.reBTS ago. H stems the best o[ oui commanders die at the "most criilcal times. One German had the nen'e lo Hell me that Britain was loo-GelTish, i'ehe aU Hie vorld, ruled Ibe and why could not Germaiy, a MStioTi nrilain rite aifpy.-eiJ lo espand. were Duty batUKoa'lasL waterworks guard on Thursday. All waterworks la Ilrl ,1 a In. are guarded to prevent tampering with supply. A splendid view oE the French coast line can he seen any clear Irom any hilt arouad here. Lhat another rtraft is ordered TOT licit week. BO that will empty the .gamp almost T have to stop, hoping 'part of not all, meets with your approval Yours respMtrulJrF PTE JOSEPH D. MILLAR, Xo 736C65, 4 1 Brass Dand, 179lh Resenc Batt., Cameron Highlanders of Can. Easl Sandlbg Camp, England. Alter the guests had eaten all the .liiner and smoked Die three cigars ,n enjoyable gameLof blact Jack had. The evening broke up early and lhe (CONTINUED fiioa i'itps'7 coal shortage ,ihe slrlke, wilh Christmas good cheer and dinner, lhe govcmmenl has slated thai il will A pleasant tlmo -was had. open up enough mines lo fill Im.mc. dlale needs. HUDSON'S BAUI The o( lhe -wireless sla-. lion In lhe cathedral of Florence, As [or lhe Gleam coal situation, 1 Italy, are entirely within Iho building. Is a well-known fad lhal lhe Cana- yel .work saliaf'actorlly, though .thcjdian railroads hare .been stocking u; wireless waves pass Ihvoush several Ihlck walls. k- THE STOREorBlG VALUES NORTH LETHBRIDGE CARS TO THE DOOR PHONE 789. EXTRA SPECIAL TOMORROW iSENUIHE SCOTCH GINGHAMS with Pass steam coal for month, shultlng off all shipments to U. S. markets, aad they should therefore I be In a posUlon lo 5Utid a long siege. Tha men at the Grace nilno are still working today, and It la unJcrstOfli) they will continue to work! If they ask for lhe tncreasc It will likely be granted pending settle; rrtul ot lhe dispute throughout the -This will lake care of local coal needs. There arc some who believe that the pr.Ci-cnt ?irike vlll noL he scltlad lunlll after a, new agreement in sign- led between operators ami miners to jtaVc Iho place of lhe present agrce- Imeni which .March 31st Vancouver: The Hudson Bay reil- road will be finished summer and grain will be moving over 11 with- in twelve months from now, accord- Ing lo Mr. -T. U. McArthur, the rall- rond contractor of Winnipeg, who Is building ihft Hue, Mr. McArthur ar- rived In Vancouver on the Canadian Northern. Good progress ban been made on the construction of the Hudson Day railroad. Mr. .McArthur told The Sun last night. The grading la Mnlsncd us ar as Port Xclsoi and the track (3 laid within miles of thai leminal son by the end of Iho summer. Substantially Built. Throughout Its entire length, Iho road has been substantially bulU. There Is a four-tenth of one per cent grade against lhe northbound haul which sxpccleii to he .the heaviest ntlcy's Old haul! .the' south- This, with light curvature, will per- mit of maximum loads being liniiledi ooil speed. The divisional points nr6 aL Mile 1 nd Mile north of Tho Pas. do drainage has been secured through lhe muskeg districts nnd the road bed will be solid from end lo end. VVIlh the line complcled by the cm of the summer of promises lhat grain will be moving lo Iho Ifiiclficn Hay porl Cftrly In Hie Iho rn'ayor cntleayorcd' to. .empotlt a. rcsolullon. of fldence III" the brlgade.'wna y p'asjed. This' dill not Batlsty the BggrleTed mcinhers. however, znd last nighl Iho Dromon decided lo resign body. The lovrn fs wllhout1 a .firo brigade, anil In ihe'mDanllnio are Knu taken Io' reorganize lhe brigade. The (ratio and conirnerc'c d'eparl-. inehl al Ollawa Is Issuing'lo dian Iraporicra n forrn of affidavit lo. IKwdnl tn'ilit llcrj'.il) rincher Creek, Jan. Pincli- cr Crock firn hrlgRric hna resigned In a body, following-lhe action of' Ihc town council In falUns lo nolily tho] bo'made'cut'before sh'.omenL.of nrc brigade of certain changes ami tho Irlclcd jooils from the King- culling down o! lhe salary of lhe chief! doin can lie made. The affidavit will and the engaging of lhe lown conslnblcj contain Information aa.QUanllty lo care lor lhe a'pinralni. A prolcsl! an'J description of goods' ordered anil was to the council Monday ami use lo which tlicr will nul. Construction work has been until next summer but, dju'ri season, nearly a hundred miles was added io the road. Concrete piers ate now hclng put In for a thousand fool Blor.c I'ler over the second crossing ot the Kelson river. -The snperelruc- Lure of the bridge will ue put In posi- tion Leiorc the Ice igoca-out Itr the fall. Jusl what pr cls tliero are for hisavy iTatfic in the first year of opcr- cemcd alone with the const! cell on of Iho road. The Hudson Bay railroad, however, IB expected (o have an Influence on freight rales by giving a. shorter haul !o England, [t will nerve a large and produclfrc of lie ffw1" TRAPPERS, SHIPPERS AND DEAL. TO START THE SEA- SON 'RIGHT, HUNT, TRAP AND SHIP. YOUR HIDES, SHEEPSKINS, ETC., TO RAW JS, ETC., A. CARRUTHERS CO., 2nd Avc, S. "The Old Reliable DealerE" FREE POSTINGS FOR. THE A3KING. WHY NOT A3K you what quote and more U market old Is: "The public likt to he but yoJ cant fool them all the time. This Is the reafidn you ace so marvy new up yearly. Faifursc of ihe'year before, under tome other name. ;