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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta THI'RSDAY, Jl'I.Y Hi. PAGE FIVE THE SOWS WTO M A lottor from tlio front which I'oi Journalistic accomplishments, am pusses anything yet. imbllslu'ii from men in thy U'enches by tlio Herald, its thai writ tun by Berg t .-Mil jor (iogglt- u cousin of Mrs. J. 11. Wll'ilu. of Lull. hridgt1, lo liiH undo, Rev. A, L. (leggii Toronto, and published In Toronto Slur. Sergt.Majur tells, with a little; humor hen; and a little palhot! there, of the visit of K< oral of Hit; soldiers to their liunits for a brief rcspiti; from the trenches Incidentally In a modest postscript at the end of the episllo, lie tells oj1 winning the IJ.C.A1. The letter reads Since the rocelyt of your last letter I have had an exciting experience Now, don't prepare yourself for hail raising details of blood and si rife ami noisy terror. Far from it. The most exciting of all events which happen to us is not the success or of a bombing attach. Tliu process of exterminating Germans lias its no doubt Hut, for sheer excitement sticking the temperature round about 102 point me the experience of a visit to Hlightly. j Sweet word! I havu used it for manv years without knowing its exact liti i ill translation. Since the war beg 11 people have been tumbling overdone another to explain to 119 that it is an Arabic word signifying "rny honii And, now, you've got me. That's I've been. Now. my friend, you may search scriptures; you nm hurl sit me creeds from Shakespeare and quote chunks of Robert Burns in search of a literary gem, but I put my last fonrpence ha'penny and my last pair of seeks on the fellow who said: "Be it over so humble There's no place like honif." And you've got to see tliu lads stru gling to get oh' ihe boat at SouUiamp ton to realize how sweet and true and noble those words are. The train journey from the trenches is -a mire able affair. The "grouse" is not at the hardness of the wooden seats hiit all the sarcasm ami invective of Tommy Atkins is called into play re-' gardlng the rather the lack it, "Blimey! 1 wonder whfit he's stoking her then comes the time-honored jest about "geltin1 slit to gavver dysies." Nobody wants to talk about the war. The men from Loos and La Bussee and "Wipcib and the mines at Fricourt, are much too busy execrating the French rai ways. Anon the conversation turns on "how best to advise the dear ones at home of our impending arriv il j One of the Middlesex doesn't In letting them knew at all. "Walk strite iiiLo the ahse." say.s he. "'Ow are yer, old there y'aro Tim Cameron. Highlander, who. trust him, has secured a corner seat, v ill "clnict sent u tellakram from Lonton and she'll pe at the station." This evokes from someone else the theory that telesrams in these days have a bad effect on our women folk: and then there is silence while each con Eiders his own Hue of action, until the irresnressihle Cockney again chips Ain't she blinkhf well 'oppiny it'.'" ami then the criticisms begin anew, Bye-and-bye, after many golden wasted long Havre, and the j boat. Don't look round our vessel for any of those rakish lines which denote speed. You won't find them. Don't yon come aboard this craft and talk loftily ot its turbines, or twin screws or whatever it is that shoves modern ships along. There aren't any here. No sir, on this ship we pin our faith on paddles. In the loug.'IrmK ago, before the world wtnt mad she was engaged in carrying happy trippers from the Isle of Man to the mainland, and back, two-ami- sixpence, and don'Uspenk-to-the-man it Her motto then and now j always is "slow and sure" but cei lalhly slow. Nor will you obtain much joy through amiably conversing with one of the crew. In the pirate sailors always chewed juice of which they siinirted from time lo time into the these might j be. In these degenerate days the j 0 sailor smokes fags. So you present him with one and hopefully interro- gate him regarding the length of time necessary to complete the voyage U ip better to use the word voyp c j rather ihnn trip; it gives the sailor' man a glowlug deep-water sense ot satisfaction. This particular salt is a cautious person. "Sometimes i takes seven hours.' He nntcs your gloomy expression, and, after a pailse, adds, "but it's oUener ten it is. sever, in the morning, there la a word running round which brings every mother's son to the up- per deck. as but unmistakably such a land. Now, where is your painter in search of eye expression'( Lot him come to tliu deck of this home- ward bound cockle shell and study the eyes of men who have stood in trenches with death shrieking and screaming all round them, who have listened to the groans of dying pals, who have time and again enjoyed tlio of victory and the despair of defeat, and many never thought to see the dear land there it the folks It holds. There ia an aged naval officer on duly nt Southampton dock who must have been chosen for the job bucausu of his kindliness of heart. From llio quay he han :i few necessary words to say and he says them with effect. There are hut. two gangways and every man of us is ready to commit mur- dor to be llio first over the plank. "Now, my t'.car lads, don't crush. 1 know juaVliow you feel, but if you tako II nasy I'll have you nil off in u a brace of shakes." Am! now, we gel a taste of tlio Hritish "South am ovs io non-stop''. Sixty miles an hour and It't, her rip. And" the country la fresh and swiel mid the hedges trim awl neat. This 18 Ulightly. Waterloo r.Ulion Is the Not that quality is lessened a whit, but that prices are reduced for Friday and Saturday. That is our answer to the demand today for thrifty living oi Seasonable Wearing Wash Dresses In flowered crepe raut lin linens and voiles. All the new style; feat res in fine Voiles, Laivu Kxtra fine, new stripe Crepe and Messaline. Summer White- wear Corset Covers and Drav ers, reg. lOc. Sale Price Of highest grade" in blues greys, browns and mixtures. Values up Sale Price Men's Norf'lk Sniix In browns and greys, with belted baeK. Balbriggan in or combinations. Sale Porous knit combinations soft cuffs and separate collars, reg. up to SOUTHARD BLOCK layings The Royal Store Drosses In a vnst variety of Nor- folk. Ilussian Tunic and other N. V. models. Kilk Waists Values up to for Hose Wonderful vnriely Crepe do Chine, colors white, navy flesh and black. Values up to for 5.75 Puro silk, white, black, Champagne, reg. Sale Price 55c Men's Suits Our entire slock of 11 i gli G- r ad e Clothing In be solil ;it reduced 'Don't the cliiince of fi lil'c- -liine. (jet y o u'r clothes now iiiid he dollars' ahead. A cull will convince von. WALK-OVER Shoes For ladies in patent leath- er, guumetal and kid. Sale price Tan shoes patent pumps Sale Price Silkoline, black or white reg. 40. Sale 25c The Famous Walkover Shoes For Men, in Tan, Patent Leatheri Gun Metal and Kid, in Blucher Bal and Button styles. tweeds, have heen gool values for S23.50. Sale Price Men's Hose Reg. 40c, Sale Price 25c Regular 50, Sale price 35c Hundreds of other Bargains too numerous to mention. It will pay yon to call at the Royal Store for Royal Bargains. We stand behind every purchase. LETHBRIDGE, ALIA. I Hats Pana- ma Hats up to Sale Price Boaters up to Sale price Felt Hats up to 53.00. Sale Price dispersing point. "Ta-ta, Bill, have a good time. See yon next Tuesday.' And so wo go. to Devon, to Dublin, or from the ghastly bns- I iness for a week, to (orget it for sev. en days. I found all our folk My own particular "stake In the coun- try" is a family of healthy, happy and well-nurtured youngsters, and a smil- ing hopeful what more may any mortal expect? Thomas, aged seven, hasi'been thinking thoughts. After the -preliminary enthusiasms, he questions-thus "Daddy, how many Germans' hive yun He is apparently satisfied with the con-com- mitul nnswo'r, "Well, I've loft a few." Then he reaches his real point: "Dad- dy will you huy inu an air Militarism, dear- friend, sheer militar- ism; bill he got his air gun, and I fervently pray that no unsuspecting person will'lose ail cyo.throueh this rashness. Ami the our no longer desire ilolls. 1 daresay th.it if you wandered round somo toy- shops In our country yon would llnd (hat dolls are a drug in the market. Akin to militarism is athleticism, and here the girls are shining.. My daugh- ter Jean, something under live, by all the Victorian and Edward-. I inn tenets. Aught lo slltlns quietly I arranging t'he bonds, and the frip- and lingerie of her pet dolly. She isn't, and believe r.ie, lew of them are. Instead, she Is rlshlns ineck and limb on a peculiar wooden pavement bicycle, termed a "scooter" and I'll honestly confess that could I rid myself ot the dignity a sergeant- major carries about him, I believe I could enjoy myself on one of those absurd wooden arrangements. But, seriously, there must, be some explan- ation ot the change in child-lite In our country. I put it down to the belated leaching of patriotism in the schools. The Union .lack and tile glorious things it stands for, were, in the days more or less taken for granted. Nowadays, the teachers perforce, tell them something about the rallllnrlsm of the boys, and the athleticism of the girls, and the general pride in being born just wliat they Lord Kitchener's death knocked us I somewhat, but i am not goilij-- to dis- i cuss It hero. Let us be thankful it I didn't happen eighteen months ago. T.ie Jutland battle, although wo gave more than we got. is still some- i thing of a disappointment. 1 fear i we will never again have such an op- portunity. Here, things are omin- i ouslv quiet. Next letter (if the censor permits) I I want to tell you of n down the Clyde and what I saw there, i Hc-'ares to Aunt and Alison. Wrote to Bill, but. as yet. no reply. Your affectionate nephew, TOM p. liUe your congratulations on my winning the D. C. slight affair of a damaged sap-bead several months ago. Voila. INDIANS BECOMING WEALTHY The War Has Developed in Them a Liking for Motor Cars The British are anxious to secure good horses Cor use lif the present war, and they are bnyin; largo num- bers from an American tribe called tlio Crow Indians. The Crows r.rc the wealthiest ot the Northern Indian tribes and their horses are the best. The British are paying good prices to the tribe, each horse retelling from 5135 to It lias become quite a craxn to spend the money thus ob- tained in buying motor cars. Even ihe iiuoi'ost Crow possesses from ten to tivelvo horses. At the nrsl oppor- tunity ho sells these and. buys a car. During the Boer war the British army purchased thousands of the In- dian ponies. The animals wore light I hut strong, and capable ".of groat en- durance. With (he niondy from their lionics. Hit: Crows invested in thor- oughbred stallions and marys. nnally remarkably ,'ino strain. Davidson, one of t Alexander Davidson, one of the r rcsideuts of Cloderich, is dead. WHAT HAS TO BE DONE BEFORETHE AtLIES ADVANCE. Jt vyflfe-ffaj Photo shows the ruins ot German defences after the French guns haVo been trained on theifc. ;