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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAdfefEIGHT ^ TIIE LETHBniDUE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY. JULY 4. 1918 Mibsi^ages of Felicitation ^ERSHINQ TO LLOYD GEORQE. Pwts, July 4.-General Porshlng ' to-day sent tlie following nieasago to ttavld Lloyd George, the British premier: "The Amerlcati army In Prance feels special satlaflctlon in knowing that yours is beside it for the anniversary of the declaration of independence. I hare learned with oqual pleasure that the people of England are uniting with our soldiers and s-ollors to celebrate the Fourth of July -with unusual brilliance-uniting for a manitesta-tlon of syrapathy and International concord which will remain a memorable date in the history of our tww nations.' JOFFRE'S MESSAGE. ' Paris, July -l.-Marshal .loffre, in a jpeclal message written for the Echo DeParis, on the occasion of the fourth of July, says in part: "The entry of America into the -war brought the allies moral strength of the deepest meaning, but the great slater republic did not w-ant to content herself with sentimental manifestations. With all her material power she hae ranged herself bside us.v "Thanks to American assistance we shall surmount all the perils of the hour and coma out gloriously from tho trials of so long n war." PETAIN'S THANKS. General Henri P. Pelain, comm�n-der-ln-chief of the French armies in France and defender of Vonlnn, has written a letter to James J. Perliins. .\merlcan Red Cross commissioner ot Europe, expressing his sentiments on the occasion ot American Indopeii-(lenco Day. Ho writes in part: "On this fourth of July, lOlS. whpn we all unite to celebrate the national festival ot the fulled States, I fee! myself o.illort -u^)ou to convey to you the (.xpresslon of profound graxltudc of tho FroHoli armies. I nsk you to please irauijmit to tho authorities and all the members of (lie American Kcd Cross my personal thanks and those of the armies ot France." HUGE FIRE. Moscow, July 4.-Details have been received of a second big fire In Kiev which destroyed buildings in an .nrea five miles square. Factories, docksi mills, barracks, wood and grain barges as well as a bridge across the Dnieper River were burned. AN ARMISTICE. Moscow, Sunday. June 16.-An armistice between Russia and tho Ukraine was signed on June 14, by -a Russian delegation headed by M. Ra-kovsky and a Ukrainian commission, headed by M. Sheloukhn. High-grade American Dentistry ' GUARANTEED permanent and lasting, as we use only the best ot material. Guaranteed to suit you and give you comfort, as our skill obtained through our early training In America's foremost Dental Colleges is maiutained in every branch of our practice. Guaranteed humane and beneficial. All of our patients testify to the fact that-^ Dentistry As We Practise It Is a Gentle Art Drs. Bruner, Richards & Nelson High Grade American Dentistry PHONE 363 Ott Blk., 4 Doors from Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA CALGARY OFFICE-115A EitSlHTH AVENUE E. EDMONTON.OFFICE-3 CRISTALL BLOCK. ICONTliNUKD FROM FitOiNT PAGE) seems very stl" Mitl remote, it Is serene and untouched by tho hurry of the world as it was In those great days long ago when General Washington was here and hold leisurely conferences with the meh who were to bo associated with him in the croallou of a notion. From these gentle slopes they looked upon thg world- and saw it whole, saw it with tho light of the' future upon it, saw it with the modern eyes that turned away from a past which men ot liberated spirits" could no longer endure. It Is tor that reason that wc cannot fool, oven here, in tho immediate presence of this sacred tomb, that this was a place of death. It was a place ot achievement. "It has been loft tor us> to see to it that it shall bo understood that they spoke and acted, not for a single people only, but for all mankind. "We are happy in the tliought that wo are permitted to do what they would have done had they been in our place. There must now be settled once for all what was settled for Am-ftricn in the great age upon whose inspiration we dr.-tw tod.iy. This Is Bui-ely a fitting place from which calmly to look upon our task, that we may fortify our spirits for its accomplishment. And this is the appropriate place from which to avow, alike to tho friends who look on and to the friends with whom wo have the happiness to be associated in action, the faith and purpose tor which we act. "This, then, is our conception ot tho great struggle in wiiich wo are engaged. The plot is written plain upon every scene and every act ot the supreme tragedy. On the one hand stand the peoples ot the world-not only the peoples actually engaged, but many others also who suffer under mastery but cannot act,- peoples ot many races and � in every part of the world-the people of stricken Russia still, among the rest, though they are for tho moment unorganized and helple?s. Opposed to them, masters ot many armies, stand an isolated, friendless group oi governments, who speak no common purpose but only selfish ambitions ot their own by which none car. profit but themselves and whose peoples are fuel in their hands, governments which fear their people and yet are for the time their sovereign lords, making every choice for them and disposing of their lives and fortunes as they will, as well as of the lives and fortunes of every people who fall under their power-governments clothed with the strange trappings and the primitive authority of an age that Is altogether alien and hos-til3 to our ovi-n. The past and present are in deadly grapple and the peoples of the world are being done to death between them. , One Issue, "There can be but oiie issue. The settlement must be final. There can be no compromise. No half-way deci-slbn Would be tolerable. No half-way decision is conceivable. These are the ends for which the associated peoples of the world are fighting and which must be conceded them before there can be peace: ' "1. The destruction of every arbitrary power anywhere that can separately, secretely and of Its single choice PULL TOGETHER How many men and women in this community do theii* shopping blindfolded? Funny when you think of it that thinking men and women will play "Blind Man's Buff* with their money. You don't have to shop blindfolded unless you want to.,The Out-of-Town Houses started the Big Game of "Blind Man's Buff," But, it's adanjgerous game for us to play in our town. It isn't a fair game. It isn't fair to ourselves. It isn't fair to our Community. It isn't' fair tS" our home merchant. He'is helping us, c o-operating with us, working with us to upbuild and improve all our home i nstitutions. Then, let us play fair with ourselves and with him. Let us give the home merchant the first chance. That i�allheasks* - - ~:- > dlBtarJ)>ho peace ot tho world; or. If It- cannot- boi presently destroyed, at the least its reduction to virtual im-potonco. "2, Tho settlomcnt ot ovory question, whcth