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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LBTHBRIDGE DAILT HERALD WEDNESDAY, JULV 7, 1915 Hbs Blberta AND WEEKLY. Ctfly, delivered, per Mir. fcr per year WeeUr. br mail. per year...... TELEPHONES; VCM 33B3 Editorial Office l224 W. A; Buchanan John Director Busincu Manager ROUND" THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The Allied forces iu the Darda- nelles are evidently beginning to move once more, or at least the news of their operations is beginning to leak out on a little more extensive scale. The Turks have been claiming Email successes, but apparently a general move is to be made on land and sea. It is even stated that Con- stantinople is preparing for an early seige. Petrograd is not worrying over the situation on the eastern front, al- though the Russians are continuing their retreat It is said the German forces Kill be detained on that front lor some months' to come. Germany is stated to be anxious to please the United Suites in its reply to the latest Lusitania note. This reply has been a long time ing. and Berlin officials are evident- ly attempting to form a peaceable basis for settlement of the difficul- tin. There is apparently little change en the Italian' front, nor in France. TORY-PAPER MISLEADS READERS -Those people who read the Winni- peg Telegram, and eipect to get the gospel truth, about the proceedings before the two commissions how sit- ting in Manitoba may not have the chance of reading in that paper the opinion of the judges on the reports which It is giying._vThe Telegram de- liberately- misled its readers in its report of the evidence given by the Hon. A. B. Hudson, Attorney-General in the' new Norris government It attempted to give to its readers an impression exactly contrary to the evidence alduced'b'efore the Commis- ilon Mr. Justice Gait, who was a member of the Commission hearing the Fullerton, charges, declared that the Telegram reports were "unfair and unjustifiable, if not absolutely and the other two judg the CommiMion agreedUwith this characterization of the reports. For instance, the Telegram did not convey to its readers that Mr Firlier- ton hid .withdrawn a portion of the ebartejs-'he had originally preferred. It is 10 psrtiwn that it idid not want to repert anything that would -the Norris government, and waalrca the-'poHltion taken by the CdMerfetiYe members who .were responsible, for the charges., 'Now, the facts are, that on Wednesr lay laat, Mr. FuHerton, the counsel Jof fourteen Conservative mem- appeared before the Commission and stated that so far as three of the Jour liberal nere Concern- ed, he had no evidence whatever to Justify the charge that they had any whatever wfth aay money menUoMd by him in the charge he had origiully made. The ministers whom he thus exonerated are Messrs Hudson, Johnson and Winiler. Tail Marei only 'Premier Norris himself charted with knowledge of the al- hged fH.MO deal Mr. Morris has emphatically denied the charge, and rU truth or falsity will shortly he es- tabliihed before the Commission. It would be well for our ConserTa- tive frieBdii, who to ob- tain the truth about these charges If they would not confine their read- ing entirely to the party organ In Tflnnipeg H they do not want to believe the "Winnipeg Free Press, a Liberal paper, which is giving a verbatim report of the proceedings, might read the evidence as printed in the Winnipeg Tribune, which li not a supporter of either the Liberal or the Conservative parties, Justice Gait's opinion of the Tele- gram'reports ought to satisfy any fair-minded reader of the Telegram that he is being buncoed by the re- ports in that paper. OUR POINT OF. VIEW "The .Liberal politicians agree that white a general election In Manitoba It desirable, a general election for the Dominion woffid be a shame and an Why shouldn't there be an election In Manitoba' The' Liberals there haven't a majority, and a general elec- tion mint be held to ascertain the opinion of the In the Doain- ion'it is entirely different. The Con- absolutely no warrant for an ap- peal to jthe people. A gentleman who bus just returned from u visit to tho western States re- ports that crop conditions are none too good.. In. North Dakota and-part bl Minnesota for eight s'tretch, thcro had hardly been a day without rain. As a result, many grain fields covering stretches of country, were submerged in water. Frosts and wot and cool weather had almost ruined the corn crop. Other grains wore very backward. From all we can gather, crop conditions are better in southern Alberta than any other part of western Canada or the western States. There is something mysterious ab- out the shortage of munitions for the British Army. After the war we may learn who was actually to blame for the lack of foresight. Frederick Nlchollu, president of the Canadian General Etectric Co. of Toronto, one of the largest manufacturing con- cerns in tils country, declares that he wrote to Lord Kitchener through General Hughes, October 7 last, of- fering to turn over the resources at his control, with assets of to the work of producing completed shells at the rate of 1000 per day. in- creasing to one million in twelve months: On October 13, he received a reply Informing him that his offer iuld not be made use of, as there would not likely be any demand." "immediate BICKED UP IN SSING THR BUSY MAS Incidents in the Life of a Canadian Soldier in Battlefields of France 'Fernie, B.O., July The Mowing communication Is a compilation from letters received during tho past month frcm .Corporal Cecil Holmes, of the Sth Platoon, No. 2 Co., 1st Battalion, 1st'Brigade, First Canadian division. Ilrltlsh Expedition- ary Force, now in France. Corporal llolnis; ir.llsted in tho 101st .Edmonton Fusi.liers, Sth Battal- ion, but was for many years, previous to going to Edmonton, a resident of Fernie, where he has a married sis- ter. Mrs. F. B. Alexander, and many friends. The story of his experiences since going to England, aud thence to France, Immediately after the great batvie at St. participated in by many of his old chums and friends from Fernie, makes an interesting story, full of the everyday Incidents of a soldier's life at the front. Cecil, as he is familiarly called by his intimate friends here, took with him to the fighting line the advan- tages of a thoroughly trained muscu- lar frame, lithe and supple, as a re- sult of his many mountain climbs and other outdoor aud a clean moral character, the .best armor that a soldier can wear. Writing on May 1 from "Some- where in to -Mrs..Alexander, he says in part: "Owing to so many of our Canad- ian boys having been knocked out in that terrible battle at St. Julien, we were suddenly ordered to France last Monday, and sailed from Shoracliff across the channel to Boulogne, a distance of about _ thirty miles, and made the trip an "hour, and eight at St. Martin's minutes. 'We encamped Seven licenses were cancelled by the Ontario commission and six were renewed-last week. Walter Richardson, a young farm hasd, fell.under a steam plow at and was killed. A Toronto fire ranger aamed Chas. H! Porter :wai drowned bury. near Sud- L: J. Cranston, B.A., recently principal of Cranbrook high school, has been appointed Latin Master iu Victoria, B.C., high school. The Canadian Car Foundry Co. has secured an order to'f shells to the value of Irom the Rus- sian government, Geo. Thomson, who has been in the B C. government-service for 25 yoais, 11 retiring 'He was once M p P. for Xanauno. Dr Connolly, on the occasion ol his was presented with an oak' writing desk by his friends. The -resignation of Miss A Walt- ers, as agent of tte telephone et- af Pweher Greek, having been accepted, Miss 4gnes Miller has been appointed to fill the vacaner Miss Vera Johnston, 01 Peterboro, professional nurse, died of spmal meningitis, which she took From a patient at Bethany, who also died. Fifty sticks of dynamite were found near Mercier's machinery shop, Levis Quebec, which is about to receive a contract from the British govern- ment for ammunition The appointment of W J Hanlev, formerly a member of the legal firm of JfcKay, Hanley and.Boyd, Edmon- ton, to the position of registrar of land titles at Edmonton, in succes- sion to P. L. McKamara, resigned, is announced Captain T E. Perrett, superinten- dent of Kegma public schools, has resigned this position to succeed Dr R A. Wilson as principal of the Sas- katchewan provincial normal school Wilson has been offered a chair ia the University of Saskatchewan at .Saskatoon, One of: the most unusual medical eptrations produced by the war was related to the Academy of Medicine, at Paris, by Dr Rernier, He told how, ha had substituted part of a shoulder blade of a-rabbit, for a piece of: frontal-bone of a French soldier Tho had been shot m the head DrrJ. N. E Brown, superintend- ent of Detroit Gen. hospital, who has hen appointed head of the new 20flO- roorn Henry Ford hospital ia Detroit is a native of East Nissoun, Onord county, being a son of the late Jchn Brown of that township. He was formerly superintendent o! Toronto general hospital. The correspondent of the Montreal Gazette cables "Rev la- ther John.Knoi, of Lisburn, Ireland, former Anglican has been received into the Roman Catholic church, and 'will be assigned to a charge at Vancouver. He is a col- lateral deicendant of a Scotch re- former declared that one mass was more frightful to him than 1000 armed men." The first of a Glasgow work- man charged with interfering with the output of munitions was dealt with severely bv the local court The workman, J Marshall, was charged with assauHas another workman be- cause lie was turning out too many shells The court's sentence of three months at hard labor was accom- panied by the following statement' The ludge regretted that he could not hue the bhirktr shot Brigadier McLean, chief officer of the Salvation Army in western Can- ada, has announced important ckang- ia commands. Eaiiin and MrJ MutUrt, of Ho, corps, of.Wmmpej, will take of tie work in Prince Sask. Ensign and Mrs. Bourn, of No 3 corps, will go to Fort William. Capt. and Mrs. Beckett will come to Winnipeg from Portage la Prairie, and Capt George Jonea and Capt. Junkert, both of HOOK Jaw, will take Uuurge of No. camp, just outside the city, over- night, and took train from there to Poeringhe. in Belgium, and marched from there to o.ur headquarters, pass- ing on the way through Vlamertynghe. Here we were very near our boys ho had just gone through their bap- -sm of fire, shot, shell, gas and shrapnel, but were not yet put of tho trenches. At that place we were ab- out two miles from Ypres. stay- ed In this vicinity about six days, and t was while here that we had our irst taste of the exhileration which s supposed to accompany the first shells that yo.u hear Whizzing Through the Air and the sizzling of the shrapnel when the shells explode- near you. "We were resting in an orchard, -wo of us. behind a tree, when one of those searching little things called splinter from a shrapanel struck me on the shoulder, and tore down my 'ieeve, going out near the elbow, "No blood spilt and no damage, but an experience which will always re- main with me. "At another JlcLatchie and I were walking along the road about two hundred yards from where I am writing, when a shell struck abo.ut ten yards from us. The bullets sure did rattle on the cobble stones, and Me- Latchie says he is sure he broke all records in his sudden sprint for the nearest house about fifty yards 'away, but I claim it was a -dead heat be- ween us on that sprint "A chum ormine. Barley, who n the St. Julien-light, has been tell ng -me, his experiences. Add> to Their Years "Three times the men on each side of him in the trench were picked off by shells, and he says the- gas is He says it has aged him ten years, and all the old .who came looking old and some of them'are suffering from se- vere nerve shock "But they all -feel that they have done much 'for their country, and tbat the Germans would be very much nearer Calais than thev are now, it t had not been for the Canadian 'After a stay of nearly a week, ws were'marched from the Belgian side of the line, back into French tsrri nry to Bailerfl While, there a mem- orial service was held in Aviation park, May 9, in memory of the com- rades who fell in the battle of Ipres from tpril 22 to May 2 "After a few days, "we were again i the passing through Cal- onne about four miles' from Merr.lle, which seemed to ie a very pretty town, though wo passed like ships in tho night, and could not see much. "Our next' stop was at Couture, from whence wo way- to Festuberg, and then into the trcncji- es before La Basso. "I have just returned from the trenches, where we have been, for ten days and nights, and though I have always heard of Uio 'glories' of war, I faialeil to find anything In those trenches that looks ir little bit like glory or has even the smell of that much-mooted quality. "Tuo sights I saw there and the smells certainly would obliterate nil glorification from tho awfuluess of No Cure for Nerves Trinity Sunday broke fine ami would all go stark Think of it! I have these two Londoners within these three clear, and with no guns roaring In our ears, but this did not last long. The ever-lasting booming of guns and exploding of jack Johnsons and coal boxes broke loose again, and many of them came much uearer than was pleasant. No one complained, but we one man hurt. When these big shells burst they throw up a dense black cloud of smoke, beuce their names. There is no lack of excite- ment at sucli times, but then it is no cure for 'nerves.' "While In the trench 1 had for com- panions all that is left of two soldiers from a London regiment, who were but three feet from me, and separat- ed by only three feet of earth. Thero is not much of them left to mourn 'er. "If it were not for the humorous side of human nature, which gets a few things out of the awfulness to feed upon we mad. dead feet of dirt from where 1 am .writing this to vou. "But the sense of humor helps us out a bit, and we see so many things that strike us as very funny. That is the other side of war that we see out here. Service says 'the Northern Lights have seen queer but I am no dearth or drouth of queer things in this far-away south. Luxuries in German. Trench "Looking to either our right or to the left, we see nothing but wreck and destruction. What was onco a farm house is now nothing but a mass of bricks and lumber. Just in front of our trench lies all that is left of a church. In' the German trench, which was only seventy-five yards from the British, who captured it ab- out a week before we came to oc- cupy it, the Germans had board floors in their dugouts, paper on the walls. boxes of they must be daisies, all of these growing, chairs to sit upon, taken, I suppose, from the farm house nearest them; and we found cuffs and colters in one place. not believe it, but I pass some of my time watching the shells as they are fired from the guns. A battery of French guns is located not far from us, and 'by getting behind the guns one can see the shell as -it leaves and see its 'course to where it strikes At night all one can see of them is a bright streak of red after they explode. These little love billets get.answers often, 'and .if I gat in too big a hurry to pick up a fragment of a shell that has burst very near. me, I drop it without being told. These SAILINGS FROM MONTREAL Date Steamer To Liverpool Aug. London Aug. Livtl.ool Aug. Glasgow Aug. Glasgow Aug. Londcn Alig. Liverpool Aug. Liverpool Sept. Prelonan Glasgow Sept. London Full information R.'.R. or S S Agent or W R Allan, Gen 1 Nor West Alain St Win- nipeg. _____________________ Whei win Tw Save II yw dn'l Save NOW? Thoygh your salary or will no doubt Increase, so will your exoenses and many find that the latter than keep" pace with the former. Now is the time to start a Reserve Fwd the Savings Department of the Unioo Cuwda ta the place to keep it Deposit the extra you have on hand you open M icceuni with nun. dovn to one and latenatWH. OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH G. R. TINNING, Minngtr H. E. SANDS, Acting Manager PHONE 617. W. L McKENZIE CO. 711 3N AVENUI WUTH. SEAL "I BRAND COFFEE As near perfection as you can get in this world. CHASE SANBORN MONTREAL 153 CORPORAL CECIL HOLMES. fragments are almost red hot when just torn by the explosion. Shooting the Spies "Spies have a very of It here.' White I have been writ- ing they went by with; one, -taking him out to be fired it a tiring faquad of three. They ..were good marks men. Four more Vere taken to the rear to be dealt with in the same way. but I can not say as to the marksmanship jn-that-case, "I must tell., you of my.own -little mishap. Last.eveniug we-were..tq be relieved at seven :o'crtock, ".but ,1 got permission to. go back at three.'...- 'I had been hit in: three places by. Bharp- lel. One of these pesky little .round ead bullets struck me on the- hea'd; making a my more considerate than to have con- iuued its boring propensity "by 'mak- ng a hole in my head to find out how much of a block it really is. It did not draw blood. At the same time another one struck me on the leg above the knee, 'and I have a black and blue snot as large as, a silver dol- ar as a reminder, but there was no. blood at that landing place. However, another of the shrapnels struck me on the leg just .above the "When I got back from the trench to where we are now, about four mi'ies in the the :doctor and. 1 began, an in- vestigation. My ankle ached pain- fully, anil, feeling the bullet on the .nner side of my leg, we concluded that it had gone through my leg. but after going through four thicknesses of my puttie and through my sock, it jegan to wobble and went stead of -through the leg. It just tore open the skin, leaying its track on my leg .1 "I cannot tell you just where we are, but you will know that we are in a very important part of and before' you read this. you will likely uear of what is going on around here. We are getting.toeo" to the..infernal dm that the big guns of sides keep up, and I slept through all last night without waking, while the coal boxes and Jack .Johnsons kept it up all the time. I expect we wii'l be back in the front today, as they have kept jip such a din which generally-means an advance early in the morning, Nights Are Chilly ''By the way, we find the nights pretty cold sometimes. One night; two of us with one blanket between iis, slept In a trench two and a.half feet wide, and the shells bursting over us all the time. We lay.-very, very close to Mother Earth that night, but I got so cold that j got out and walked around for over an hour. I don't think I was ever BO cold in. all my life before. "We were glad to see so.many of the old 9th boys when we arrived, and I hear that Dr. Andernon has reached Bngland. I have not seen Harry Smith since I left shorncllffe and suppose he must be still there. World Not So Large 'WJule trying to find -my way back from the. front with my bad ankle, 1 asked a sergeant the way, and get- ting into conversation with him, was lined where in England Whim 1 tolil him that I hull left wood for Canada, lie wiintoil Ip.lsuow If niiuil ever mot u follow mimed'Al- mu'iidur. Hu groutly wirprlsod to Hiul Hint my slBtor. hud iuurrlud Frank Aluxuntlc'r, u brother of tho boy bo .was" Inquiring nhout. Thin nor- fount's nnnio Is Liuve, und ho .comes from lionr 'lllngwood, whom ho know Guorgo Alexander' well. This la not so big a -world uflor "Whut strungo UilsiBs My youugur days wore snout not fur from Salisbury, 1 roturuiid to make n.soldier of myno'lf nflor spandlng BO ninny haupy in old i'Vrulo, climbing the moimtiiliia with that dear old FurniG Aliiinc club. No Alps about Sa'llsb.urv that one could BOG. Tlmy must bo inverted like Uio pyni- nilrls that the Jnck Johnsons make In tho ground about here. "1 have just beuii looking ;lt u mov- ing tho slmim of a fight between iioronlnnea. Olio of our flyers has just been In a tight with mi enemy, and we coulil hear the shots us Ihcy fired at each other. O.ur bird man must hlivo boon hit, tor ha lias come down sudden- ly. Another of our r.yors IMS gone in pursuit of tho other, but tliey ure now so far away that we can not hear tho shots, and can't toll who is getting tho best of it. Historic Spot "Not far from' here, the English and French fought'a battle about 575 years ago. They had no cannons or rifles. They ijsed swords, bows and arrows and clubs and battle axes to kill each othori and, belioie mo, they did some killinij, too, if the stories told by the historians are correct. "King Henry V., I think it was, had 2000 as llic nobility were called, who rode liorses and were covered with iron plating, like' ft modern ureadmuiglit. They were so heavy that they wero uuwloidy, and had swords and spears to fight with. There were archers, armed with bows and arrows. They fought Frenchmen, about 000 archers and SOOO of the iron-clad warriors. "It is said that the English archers finally threw, down thoir bows, and each man grabbing a stake, which hud been driven in the ground be- fore him, and taking their battle axes, went after the Frenchmen on the horses, and in the mixup killed of them, and took prisoners. Nothing is said about wounded, ex- cept that some rumor monger start- ed a stray that' the English, finding that so many prisoners wou'id prove a burden to them, .began to kill them, but were, stopped by Henry, when he found that there was no danger of renewal the'-fight by the French- men. It is said that the English lost 1600 killed. "It is hardly probable that either side in' this present murderous war has succeeded in inflicting a loss of half of-their opponents in one single combat, lasting only through a part of one day. These old figliters must have made a iittle din pouucling those metal lielmets with axes and clubs, but 1 won't believe they made as muca noise as a few of these Jack Jolm- sous do when they go off close to- gether, and not far from. you. "About .a hundred years before that battle the French -whipped the ances- tors, of these same Germans not lar away'from here; and again Hie bnB- li'ahV. were defeated by tho French. ThB Austrians alsjo got. a drubbing in 1794'by the French in this neighbor- hood. So we are fighting amid the Ohosts. .armies'and stirring up ther'earth that has covered them lor centuries. i "This- land of blood is once more being defended against the attacks of. an ancient too by mar, who have never before set foot, and is again being soaked with, the blood of soldiers from many lands, Another army of ghastly "ghosts add- ed 4o those gone before. Some times everything seems peaceful ami one has almost, to pinch hiSseif to.-.realize that.-. been passing through 'carnage. A ittle wile ago'1 saw Un old woman rambling about, nicking up sticks with which to boil her kettle, and boys are seen in the fields. at work, while little about thcll "'The Sherman, did not know much about war when he called t he'll; it is hell ami damnation to everything-in'and around it. "By the know a fe wthlcga that I would enjoy just now: r, bath a change of underwear, and a lot of good things to .eat. I know where I could get most of these, but they are a .long, long way from Tinperary, and I shall be content with what comes a'iong." Toronto's acting lire chief dismiss- ed Gunn ior insubord- ination. ESPEGIALtY FOR "Froit-a-tlves" How Known as Woman's Best Medicine tho fnniouf i'ruitmoilicino is piirli'c'ulurly'wpllKiulocl Hie KM bccaiiso'of its mild uncl geutlo notion tuul iis pleasant iusio. Ih soi'ere cases of Constipation, liuti- geslin, Uloaiing, Pain III Tke'Kack, it General U Iho ouly uiuilicino noctlcii to correct such troubles and restore tho siifler'gr to complete health. i As a "liYuit-a-tivcs" is inva- luable to purify ami enrich tho blood unil build up strength and vigor. OOc. a. box, 0 for trial size 25c. At dealers or scut postpaid by Fnu't- a-Uvra Umitod, Ottawa. Celebrate Peace Centennial With U. S. at Coast J.uly the auspices of the Pacific Highway association, the hundred years of pence recently concluded between tho JuiUul .Status1 and Great Britain was lelebratecl on the. international boun- dary yline, near .Blaine, Wash. Ra- tresentiitives of. four ua.tipns und .hree states participated. Addresses were made by Samuel Hill, president of the association master cer- emonies; E. G. .Bj-iHcp of England, chairman of the overseas and Dqmin- on peace committee; Kahaclii Abe, lapaneso consul at Vaivcoiu'er; ilev. Dr. McKay; Vancouver, B.C.; Imlgo Thomas B.urke, Seattle, repre- senting Governor Lister of Washing- ton; Frank Branch Riley, Portland, representing Governor WhHlycombe of Oregon; Dr. .Tames B. Bullitt, Sun lose representative or Governor Johnson of California, and Mayor Fuller of B'iame. Prof. Edraond S. .Meany of Seattle read a poem, en- tit Hundred Years of Peace." All tho sneakers agreed that -the maintenance of a century of peace was a remarkable tribute to British- ers and Americans. HARVEY HALL DIES SUDDENLY Toronto, Out., July death Harvey Hall, executive representa- tive at Ottawa of the Order of Rail- way took place suddenly, yesterday, at his home in Stratbcona. apartments. Death was said to be due to toxic poisoning, following .ah iperallou performed Thursday. Ho was president of the Order of Rail- way Conductors, a -Mason, and Or- angeman, and connected with other fraternal organizations'. TRAIN KILLS WOMAN Quebec. Quo., July Quebec Central Railway's passenger train, Levis. yesterday, struck and instantly killed, aat. St. Anselme, 40 miles out of LevlE, Mrs. Francois Rosselln. a widow, who, just as she was coming out of her house, close to the track, stepped in front train. point Blue Ribbon Coffee anc Baking Powder Always nk for Blue Ribbon Coffee and Baking Powder. Like all Blue Ribbon pure food pro- they are of the highest quality and are sold guaranteed to give every satisfaction or If otherwise the purchase pries will be refunded. ;