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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NEW METHODS IN WAR SURGERY Herbert Bruce of Toronto Says That Disinfectants Have Given Place to INFECTION RE MOVED Wound Is Closed and Heals in Two jSav Liver ing in UROERVS greatest triumph during this war has come through a repudiation of medl It has come through ho elimination of disinfectant pro 7CSSOS in treating septic and the substitution therefor of the The surgeon has taken a frlnnt stride through tile major operation 5t cutting himself loose from the Ks ulapian It was not in those words that Col onel Herbert consulting surgeon of the British armies in whose professional territory the front embraces ex pressed it to a New York Times re porter when he was asked what he regarded as the greatest achievement f surgical science since the war bc Ho discussed the new method iiorely as a scientist interested in a more scientific In peace he is Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of ind he was in the United States with Sir William Arbuthnot Lane and Sir Tames distinguished Brit ish to attend the medi al congress In It was on he eve of his return to Europe that ie answered the Practically all wounds are infect Colonel Bruce We have passed through various sftiges In the treatment of such and 1 hink I may say that In our ser vice and in the French and in tho a new technic has devel This method consists of the thor ugh mechanical cleansing of the theexcision of all infected ind damaged and the primar ilosure of the wounds in cases oper ited upon soon after the injury is in licted When conditions do not per nit of primary closure In the cas clearing then eithe delayed primary closure or i lecondary closuretakes place at the FALLIS A BRAVE MINISTER He Has Made a Big Rcputa V tion for Himself in VERY PATRIOTIC During the Election There Were Lively Scenes in His But He Men and Women inihe Public Eye during the war will benefit and there have been im provements in hygiene and sanita owing to the necessity of meet ing new conditions and overcoming which will result in still great er benefit to the civil population of the world after the In former wars tho chief wastage was from diseaseOwing to Improved sanitary methods and to inoculations with vaccines the epidemics which decimated armies of other days are now unheard When I left France there were only twentyseven cases of typhoid fever in an army of 000 Venereal diseases no long er constitute a as they did at the beginning of the We have learned to combat them A General in the BrigadierGeneral Critchley Is i One of the Youngest of I British A ase When I use the term I mean using the knife in stead of a After Joseph ister made known the value of anti cptics in operations listerism be ame and carbolic sprayi set up in the operating room Then the pendulum swung witl he realization that the better method to prevent any germs from get ing into the But when this rtir began disinfectants still were ised in treating practically ill of which were The reatment required six or eight Sometimes There was ilways danger of neces jitating the amputation of a Iside from the fact that the wound id man was kept all this time out of so that another man must there was the expense nvolvfcl of hospital vast quantities of ind surgical Cut Away Contamination instead of using disin the contaminated even is cut Vhatever the the excision s such as to remove all the infection aid unless the man has beew tor an unusual length of time with mt treatment or some other condi jon makes closure the round Is That is a matter of uirgical It may be neces iary to work In muscle or fat if the sxcision Is but almost in arlably the closure can be Under this treatment the wound as in two This neans an enormous5 saving in n in man in lursing and surgical to ay nothing To my mind t is the most important thing we lave learned during this From 15 to 90 per of the wounded re lover and are returned to the firing Then we are using transfusion of iloodmuch more freely than hereto In each casualty clearing sta ion as we call are se ected and held in properly These donors1 are men who AILS UP is the motto of BrigadierGeneral Critch the general officer commanding the Royal Air Force Cadet Brigade in He is one of the youngest generals in the Kings is his all the in his squardons are alive with boisterous youth and anxious to develop from fledglings into quali fied fighting Critchley is a tall who used to play polo and show horses until the war called him to the greatest game of Critchley Bays About 20 per of the lads first accepted make good as fighting They get their on the in six As officers their pay is high and pro motion We dont want classical swells and ads who think so much about a By X Eastera a former pastor of Woodgreen Metho dist who has been making quite a reputation far himself in Western Canada for fear lessness and is the Samuel pastor at tho pres ent time and for the past three years of the Central Mdthodlst while at pas torates in both Hamilton and To became known throughout tho East as a minister who never feared o make known his and since his transfer to the where the man who speaks out is particu arly this distinctly Irish rait has become devel As a the Fallis las been almost contiguously in the public Once or twice he has been in what might be termed hot water but he is still rightside up with care and is rapidly forging to tho front as one ot the best known and most able of Western Ill time of war a loyalist and a patriot can always find And the pastor of the Central Methodist Church in is both intensely loyal and His only a bright youth still in his went with his fathers tearful God bless my to tho war from which he will never It was a hard blow to the Methodist clergyman when the boy taking nearly all the members of his Sunday School class with The death of the gallant youth was accepted by the griefstricken father as his contri bution to the price that has to be EXCZAR NICHOLAS ODD PERSONALITY Mulishly Strong and Chidishl WeakrA Man of Stupen dous Self DOMINATED BY WIFE Private Life Morally Blameless Dillons Fine Book on the Eclipse of I Flarelle La Guardia tin American Flying and New York representative In tho1 1nited States who led the first unit of American airmen In the victory over the battle of tho The Ameri cans did splendid in helping to destroy enemy bridges constructed across tho They were warmly complimented by General the Italian and by General commander of the aviators at the wonderful Italian tho Austrians In Lillie Has T Unique Record f I Deserted From Escaped to in Pen for Two By NEHNUM NE sunny lay not long ago a in front of the massive door that opens into the greywalled courtyard of the provincial penitentiary at Ports O near alighted accompanied A policeman by a stocky young man in the Kings uni form with a rather attractive Entering cne of the buildings they walked on to a room where the khaki uniform of honor was removed and paid for tho boon of Libertv and the of the stnped uniform of disgracewas hing that they never dare iays the do We want the good green htjart and as much of it as you Our system of both on its working is de ligned to show who are the right iort of a boon slightly wounded or who irj sunorinj from some minor mis u sprained who re fie and willing to give their for their Instead of them we keep them iear tho front in readiness for In each casualty clearing italioii keeps in its Ice box about Inrty of to be available n poiiod of a We hat blood for transfusion can e koit thus for several weeks with Hit You may have tcard that during the offensive ut lie cud of last March we lost a few il our casualty clearing stations I mi glad to say that of our vbundirl or nurses or order its tell into the hands of the enemy Hit our doctors regretted bitterly he loss in ono clearing station of hirty pints of What the surgeon has learned YS A CIUTIe by any other name would be n kuocker just the a persuasive woman Biade a dumb waiter lias IRONY GOOD story was told recently by General Sir Henry Wilson cori a certain sergeantmajor who was a stickler for orfler and idiness in army It seems that a short while back i wagonload of straw was delivered t some stables near the officers and the sergeantmajor sent a fatigue to clear up the Going over the ground later is sharp eyes detected a single straw hat had been overlooked lying right n the middle of the He promptly called the arty and addressed them s follows Very considerate on your and highly creditable to your Indly pointing to he solitary as a matter of fact there is as you chaps seem to a case of serious illness in the officers so theres no need to put down triumph of the His sermons have been always of a deefily patriotic nature as a in consequence of these ser few scats arc ever vacant In his Even when that edifice was completely destroyed by fire tho resourceful pastor found little diffi culty in filling the most spacious theatre in the With such vehemence does the Fallis make his attacks upon both men and institutions that there are enemies ever on the alert for his scalp and on one occasion re cently the clergyman found himself in the the editor of a weekly publication called Fair Play hav ing complained that excerpts from a n forbidden boolc had been read from the pulpit of the Central Moihodist A fiery legal fight resulted j and dragged on for but in end the minister was exonerated and in the minds of the people of Cal gary the Fallis stock went up con siderably in Opponents Interrupted Sermon j Robert Clarke Lillie had begun his sentence of two years for the most despicable offence in Recognized as the most dangerous man wfip has enlisted in the and chstged with a scries of offences that make a lengthy list on hisarmy Lillie has had a chequer ed surpassed in daring hy none of the hundreds of convicts that are incarcerated behind the stoel bars at Early in the war he enlisted in the West with the Canadian forces and Proceeded He was sent with the troops to but after serving in the front line for several evidently tired of the irk rome bonds and escaped from the he is the first line who has cross the English able to In Eng By T Is Impossible to read without extreme Interest lons The Eclipse of which has just been At the present moment when the worlds attention has once more been drawn to the figure of the owing to the report of his murder and Itsi there is an additional Interest attaching to his portrait of that Illstarred Of tho as a one can not help feeling that it is an unequal Of nil living men of nonRus sian Dillon should be the best qualified to write on such a sub ject Of Irish birth on his fathers and of English on his he has the imagination of the Irish and the capacity for mar shalling facts and analyzing their significinco which distinguishes the He has known Russia long and He was educated at Petersburg He Is married to a He has lived long In Russia though one since the early part of For very many years he was on terms of the closest Intimacy with several of the leading Russian and particularly with the late president in 1905 of tho first Ministry under the then socalled new constitutional in Rus Dillons book is on a big scale in every Not only has he had exceptional opportunities of becom ing acquainted with but he obviously possesses a memory little short of as has been his book Is He is so supremely good as a yearn he has written on Russian topics of tho moment in the London Daily Telegraph and numer ous one finds him a little as the author of a book of has to cover a long period of years and should view the whole in proper per spective and All the he is able td give a view not merely of the system of government which obtained in Russia until last but of the exCzar which no other writer could give with so much authority or with similar Of the exmon arch he draws the most unflattering of Of the his book suggests with most disconcerting plainness that save the ut ter crushing of German militarism can save it frorh being as clay in the hands of the German potters and KAISER PITIED POOR DEVILFISH The Only Protest He Was Ever Known to Make Against NO PITY FOR The DevilFish Incident Is Re called by an American Woman f t ony Prote8t against cruelty I that the German Knlser was ever known to utter was tnaclp lri behalf of a No protests have come from him since against cruelties that would put a devilfish to The Kaisers tender regard for the devll Ish Is shown In the account in the New York Evening Post oC a visit uid by the Kftiser and his suite to the Zoological Gardens at Naples In by ho ipon an American da Henrietta who furnishes narrative of the episode The Kalserln and the Kaiser en ered with the Directors of the followed by tho Theycame toward tho table and grouped themselves about as the Director said In low tones This American scientist IK performing an xperiment that might interest surrounded by 20 members of the diplomatic tood before Not a word was aid to break the The dis nguished spectators stared intently nd The givied and disapprov ingly at the a gnarled in writhing was in the air The Earl of Beauchamp has been elected president ot an organization formed In Eng lish towns for tho purpose oC adopt ing American tDtyiiB so as to glvo the arriving American the comforts of soldiers nil Th8 peoplo land his activities are not I He may be right in both Certainly he himself does not seem to contemplate even the and whether he stole passport is not known he secured pastage on an ocean liner or forged a At any IN the Dominion the and was of in pastor found himself in I IUs suavity and winning ways won Into the fight for UnJon Government I for him a place on the British re and reinforcements for the boys in cruitins mission in New and the trenches Fallis threw ho wan placed under the supervision andon week days he of Arthur Guy author spared neither TiimEelf nor his of the thrilling Over the It was to be expected that his A DREAM COME TRUE new chief of the Air MajorGeneral qualified as a pilot in in November of the same year he was one of the two members of the Fly ing Corps Committee which drew up the original scheme of organization of the MajorGeneral Sykes ok out the Flying Force to Dardanelles and commanded it He foresaw the possibilities of aeroplanes as engines of In he wrote I dream in the not very distant future of scouting aeroplanes doing UO miles anhour of fighting machines carrying and at a spted of 100 miles an The dream of 1913 has become the reality of That Held Her stupidyoung supposed be who was slltht ed by the very modestly iiilieil a young lady it she would let him spend the evening with shu angrily j replied HO IUSy bill sonle should invite And this ia just what On one occasion the trenchant Address in support of the cause of unionism brought criticism from pro Lauricrltes in the congregation and the religious undoubtedly one of the most exciting ever held in the Dominion of soon de veloped all the features of a lively campaign The sermon was frequently interrupted and there were repeated directed always against the of Throw him and Dont forget that this is a Wrath at times rose but the coolest man in the assembly was the pastor Like an old cam paigner ho battled the hecklers from tho pulpit and in crossing ora torical swords with trained political stalwarts he did not come off second He made It that he was not takingpart in a political fight in His eloquence urcw forth thou of dollars from the patriotic but instead ot joins into he government the money was transferred to his own UHO by the iubsiiiiitlon of bogus ills recognized as fraudulent by tun New York police being Lillie shot the policeman who to him into custody and slipped out but that he was doing ills his own small to Bend help to the brave boys battling in the tren ches across the As an ardent prohibitionist Sain Fallis talses second place to A lry Canada has always been to him i goal for the attainment of which no price waulil be too so that f undeniable proof were needed as to his interest in tho war and the cause for which the allies it was given in his declaration that even if the Unionist candidate in were antiprohibitionist would still vote One look at the Sam Kallis I would be sufficient to convince the most casual observer of the Indoinl able courage ot the A nodiuiTislzed man ho is with the dii nceili he mm UK 1 iliilnt mean this ot a rugby star and the btoi my one when I citut fibhtliig rate of of the city Nothing more was heard of him un til hi arrived In Toronto after spend ing Home time with friends in The police department had bicn notified of escape from the but before he could be placed In the statloa to await hi had once more proved him self too In Kingston he was taken in charge by the military and transferred to the camp at where he under heavy guardTo be in confinement was not to his and before many lays he had knockeoVhis guard over thn head and beat a hasty retreat from the n June 5th he was arrested by thlef of and was taken to Fort where he was takei on the strength of the Cniadian Garrison pond I ing his disposal by the military au He reported consequently was confined in the hospital at headquar at with a guard con stantly over On on the pica he was he enticed his guard to with after Dominion and military police had been notified of tho the I wo men were pounced upon while takim a nap by the side of n rond about four miles from Cape across tho River in the Sfate of New Through pouring rain they wenbrought Vick to and on followiee morning Robert larke MH in was sentenced to two 111the penitentiary fordeser In soothing voice he Iadrd to be sent back to bin Ills escapades have cost the nii UoiiijeH too and It is I hilt he will his fulltime in if hu dqiesnt iJjfcivc ijaiu t possibility of his being wrong in After that is the main defect of his He is determined to prove his sagacity and omniscience up to the as it at every Tho ExCzars HE certainly handles the as with though possibly He has no doubts as to his meaning and motives as a He accuses and in his own mind evidently con victs of trickery obvl Judgment as monarch entered into tho Kaiser which bound him t many at a time when bound to France agu as if to strike With exclamations of the spectators drew Even the Kaiser moved back a The members of the company ex changed and looked expec tantly at the erect domineering cen tral figure for expressions of sym and tho seeming sufferings and the cruel tortures of the helplessly bound creature in front of Before the powerful arm could be pinioned in the whole body swerved and broke loose from the holders of the At thesame the nrms begun to swins and lash in twisting coils In all possible accompanied by eruptions of inky jets thatcom pletely enveloped for a the desperate creature in a black misty I saw a fierce gaze of scorn on Kaisers Instantly throw ing a wet sheet over the operatlng I shoved the creatures arms in and as they forced their way out they were quickly fastened in ine holders on the the cptration rapidly Somc ono Kly inn willen ton of Worcester have adopted Wor and will do Everything possible to attend to the wants of American boys hailing from tho American Newport has adopt ed and It Is Raid that London may adopt New How Wilson Keeps in Health He Takes Physical Indoors and Practises Deep Rl 1 CHARD WINANS it Physical Culture tells how resident Wilson koepa In good He says President Wilson takes a number of physical exercises nono of which has been generally and very If have been de scribed in Some of these ex ercises are taken as a substitute for he outdoor recreations at times for when weather conditions are too ex But themajor part of and especially the more unusual of Kaisers Dramatic Compassion A HEM Permit said the turning to to introduce you to Ilorr Schmidt Our distinguish no wish to have the reason for this operation explain The conversation was conducted m My knees and I forgot to rise and make the court Butbefore I md had an oppor tunity to explain the purpose of the the chaplain said he neve that are subjecting the helpless creature to great pain Pardon 1 replied quick the animal is not hurt or suffer the with eight It i an octopus powerful the glands that 1O certain It was ctaily experimented and are very who confided to Dillon valuable in the elucidation of tho dtepest secrets of tho Russian era I important physioloIcal courtand who succeed ed in getting this treaty set Indeedfone cannot help feeling that Dillons judgment of Nicholas as ruler must be largely a reflection of that of his intimate For that very it is likely to be For the latter was better placed for making a correct estimate of the matter than any however cosmopolitan his atmos phere and however penetrating his powers of It Is a very conflicting und contra dictory conception of Nicholas as man that one gets from Dillons He Is pictured as a man of stupendous with ideas of his own semidivine attributes al most approximating to those of tho He felt himsjelf qualified to decide transcendent of polley without anything of either doubt or At the same he is represented I as being tied to his wifes apron strings so effectually us to have been easily moulded to her He be came the tool of fplritrappers ami charlatans of every the crea ture of Ignoble It is interesting to in view of allegations as to favor ites which have been is care ful not to impute personal vices to the On the he seems to have led a morally blameless pri vate and to have been a man of undeniable to his Nor was ho at of largo anil liberal concep tions of tin part he had to Fur there was his vision of The Conference and pathological functions pertaining to We caught many early this 1 lept the largest and the fisherman sold the others for and to tho markets for Italian that tho natives are lonil me to emphasize tho lact that the animal in always put under an and after the operation It is given an There was a momentrf Then In dramatic com passionate nrmo Tiller1 The poor iienturtil Tren he turned and strutted out of tins folio vcri by his ifuxn the courteous Stopping abruptly at the open ho paid to the fn Impressive tones It is m duty as president of the Prussian for thi Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to Inaisl that that cause pain to any kind ofanimalH muct be prohibited these are regularly prac tlscd as a part of his As a matter of they are pretty closely dovetailed in with his office Principally as a substitute for the outdoor Wilson practises a course of the more fa miliar settingup exercises or calis thenics the development and strengthening of the parti cularly of tho abdominal tho back and One of the Presidents main exer taken whenever tho occasion presents is that of deep and as a result of this his chest now is perfectly developed as that of an Also a member of his family told me of some of the unusual move ments which the President per mostly when In Ms study or just about the For ie will stand with his back to tho mantel of a lean back until his head touches some rigid support and then turn and twist and roll first his head and then his shoul lers and finally hia whole body ibout for a minute or more at bringing every muscle of his body into Or he will stand in he middle of a room and swing his arms about like un animated wlsting hia body into all sorts and nannor of playful much after the fashion of a schoolboy at One of the most Interesting of the Presidents exercises is that known as the Mueller Finger Tho President does not use this so much ns a settlmo part of his physical but rather as a relaxation from inaction while at work at his as nerveawaken musclewarming While engaged In writing or study he frequently will stand up and taka this after which he will continue his apparentlv If you expect to havu the finnnciul sup port of German We may tolerate heartless research In American but our sympa thetic ierinan women would refrain from sueh cruel this Dillon derides as a On the the revelation af forded one of Nicholas personality is that of a man who was at one anil the same time mullshly strong and childishly it may be that this is what ho and that that very faet nciounts for his trag tragedy quite conceiv might not have befallen either a consistently stronger or a consist ently wtaUur yA LABOR PEER EW wearers of ermUie and coronet have had more strenuous careers than Lord who Is now employed at the British Ministry of Years ago Lord Hardwlclce work ed In the mines In Tasmania later ie roughed it in the backwoodsij once lie was a ganger at a day then became a clerk at tho same He is also a practical niln ng engineer and a handy An idea of his versatility may ha gained when it is remembered that he was one of the first men to take up inotoring ho ims Won motor boat and can handle a yacW with the best of Too Quick to fiurt A whose national Hy was apparent in all he said and was working on a scaffold uheii suddenly a brick slipped frono his hand und dropped with a sicken Ing thud on the head of his who was mixing mortar The un fortunate man started dancing about and groaning in his bricklayer stared down nt him with tioniethliHr very like contempt in nil N ho called down at It cant have hurt as much tin it wasnt oo your head halt a ;