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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, JULY 22, I HI IV TllK I.KTIIHIllIXir; PAGE SEVEN: Itayniuiul, July licit Miluh- sll, ot" Itnymoml. now in the lluo in Flamlurs. litia written an intensely interesting letter to ;i friend here, Mr. Rudolph engineer at the ition Milling company's plant at Raymond. Heforo enlisting. Private Mitchell was employed at the local ll, and was; a popular Ilgurc In the1 Your uorronpomlont hits liecn ulvun permission lo publish ol the letter, which follow: "Von little Imagine how pleased 1 to receive your welcome loiter on 12th. my Hint out ot the trenches Tor 12 woelts. tho enly thing we look forward to out hero, our nuill, our little tot of nmi'Oacli uielil. a hllth and a ehaiiBu of chillies. Of course I must not.say very much about the war. But talce It from me, Rudolph, we Mayo them boat; it's only a matter to time. About wcoli IIKO I was in the same spot as wlidll I lust wrote yor and long Dcfore this readies you, you will Imow Unit it has ta-en the sceno of a vary llcrco Imtlle. Hut the boys from Ihe Uiml tit the .Maple were thc.ro with the goods, notwithstanding being worn out and lip lo their waisu; in mud. We Inive got our trenches hack and a bit lo spare. My old unit, tho C. Jl. It.'s, bore the brunt ot the attack and I loat a lot of chums, but i Ihe British Lmpire and OgiSvie's Royal Household Flour They Are Both Made of the Right Stuff- Use "ROYAL HOUSEHOLD" and Win thoy nil died BUIIVJ. "Well, uliuiil cloao shaven, 1 tim not jliiK to tell anything "bout Uiom for you may llihik them nonsense. IHiL I win truthfully nay thin, thai for tho pant three woelm, if :i man 1'os down to ho waiitn to thank (Joel he is alivo to lie down, and the; mime in Iho riling that ho is still there to arise. The lust. I wiui up Ihe Hue I had a pretty clone call. 1 was ;it a test (n half-way station whore wo j tost wires) only 700 yards from tho 1 front trench. It. was a KHIII. Itas dug- out six by eight, and Ijcaitlos wo two linemen, there were six others crowded in for shelter. The wood was being shelled very heavily at thft time and a explosive shell struck the back corner of the dugout. It blow my mate through.the door, and he In I lie ho.spital with shell shock, loat his sjieiuih. One; man it burnsd, eepl his head and hands, and since died. The rout, of us; were not Bcratch- It a perfect miracle. They say the devil alter hi.s own, so I wonder if that's why ho'b looking after mo. lost had cept my and shrapnel helmets. You asked me if 1 was coming back to Canada. Sim1, if I'm spared. I could not live In the Old Country after liv- ing in Sunny Alberta long. I don't like tho climate, all rain and mud. j "Von asked me about a rr-llc. I had a wbol'i pile in my kit bug, each with a history, but I lost the whole lot. when our dugout wcnl up. I have one j left which I will soml by registered mail. It is a watch, 15 jewel, made in Montreal, which was taken by nu; from the pocket of a fioscbe who was bayoneted in one of our coimmiuica-! Spots on painted walls come off easily when you use utch ill' cliourlnj; and the National A.nUiom behiK played. lOveryono jumped to at- tention and ii for ihe, Klnfj. Sun WHS (shining Ijrlglitly and ubout lli.O'JU liayuiiotH (laslicd in -in wlti; one slap tho review jirus- enl, anus. .lust a Kolhl mass (if niun and steel flanked by the artillery, TUUII could bu seen u party of liorsoiuati moving; slowly around lliu iJJU'iuk' with tin- Koyiil Standard of Old tiimliiml carrier! in front. At'tor a slow and careful scrutiny of us Hi.i .Maj- esty tool; iij) iiis [josltlon at Uu: ing point and the artillery buKim to move tip at the walk. As wts got. near- er we could set: crowds of people with and theio a picture mach- ine reared up above the crowd. Kyes was yelled by the major and at, lasit we were pas-sing Uoyalty. "'A" Sub was tliG inside cohnnn so 1 way quite near as we passed. First I saw Queen .Mary in a huge motor car and was tijhiking how nice she looked chat-1 tiiiK to some elderly lady and then before 1 realized it I was conscious that General French and tho King were looking right into my eyes anil 1 into theirs. Had a yroat struggle to HllHe a cheer. They say tho King has blue eyes but 1 could not swear to it I was so struck with his aged appear- ance, sroy and very wrlnkM. Mora crowds and motors packed with beautifully dressed ladles sitting on top. Then eyes front and we were off at a gallop up tin; hills and around From the other side we saw tho in- fantry moving up splendidly as wo Hashed and bumped by and then In a short time we were on our way home. UNRESERVED 1QF A Gl OF MOT es Interesting Account of Review by King George the dressing station to KCG the doutoi about it. He wanted me 10 go to the hospital, but as 1 can do my work I said I would not co as 1 wanted to gut in on the big drive. And God knew there were many waiting to get into the hospital worse than me! He be- gan talking aliout tho strtatdiur bear- ers and said thai, if he liad the hand- ling ol' the V. C.'s iliose are the men who would get. them. He mentioned WESTEHN MERCANTILE CO.. SAM SADOWSKI, PROP. DISTRIBUTOR IN LETHBRIDGE The following IK an extract from the diary of a gunner in the Mat- tery C.E.F. from June if.Lli to July 1st, I June Stable u.iu. Paraded for divine service in tin tuary Wood is miles east of! Vjires and is; blessed with such nuniea as Hell Fire Coruor, Shrapnel Corner, Hell's Gate, Hell's Last Corner, etc., so you can guess it is pretty warm. "When the shell dropped in our dug-, out. the shock affect ud my nerves quite j bit and has taken the use and feel- Dm..m out of. my left hand. 1 called into iJLit got lost so misled tin: scin'icii. At 1 1 o'clock HolyoaU ami I niadn fur Uu> woods. Had a good sloen :ifter wt! went to Brook for ita. Spent :i little time at the piano and to camp at 1'ec-lini 5 a.r. fast exercised horses Spent afternoon cleaning up a sub gun and wugo-n (for inspect ion. Colonel pleased with look of it. After supper ___ .._..... ___ ____ spent evening equipping gun, etc. for one of his bearers who made several I route march tomorrow. trips under a heavy bombardment to j division astir by among them were a bunch little mites, dressed in scarlet, and wildly. After passing the iiost we brolHj into a gallop, sweeping around in a circle. Noise of hoivws hoofs like thunder accom by the rattle of gun shields and waggons. The shaking up we bad was fearful. Hitches and holes seemed to rise up off! the ground in succession .imi hit us v.'ith a uaug and rattled every tooth and bone in our bodies. As wo came out on the hills we had a line view of the infantry moving past in perfect formation, tips of bayonets in perfect line and f felt very proud of! the Canadian army. Massed J were playing all tho while. It was line j to see tlte infantry come to the pros- i ent arms, just one huge click as their j hands smacked the ritH aim one big i Hash of bayonets. I've seen nothing letter at Woolwich or the Horse Guards parade. Arrived hoinu at.'! p.m. hungry. Stables, gun cleaning, bed. London in War Time Streets seem more crowded than ever. Probably due to increased traliic. Theater queues seem just the same, of course, khaki is iJit- predominant color a.'.id at every step one meets, limping Tommies from all parts of the world, chiefly Australia, usually ac- companied by a young lady. The shops seem to cater for the everlast- ing khaki men and are crowded witli WATCH FOR THE BIGGEST SALE OF HIGH-CLASS FURNITURE Held This Season Entire Equipment of Furniture at the Dia- mond City Hotel will be sold On TUESDAY, AUG. 15 THIS STOCK COST OVER There are 35 rooms in the hotel and all furnit- ure is in No. 1 condition. ANYONE WISHING TO VIEW THE STOCK MAY DO SO BY CALLING ON T. N. CHRISTIE, DIAMOND CITY. J. A. SMITH, AUCTIONEER. (hat if I'm to get mine on the hattle- lield that God will give mo strength and grit like I have seen displayed nut here. I am so proud to know I am British after what I've seen." Pte. Jlitehell's conclusion rings with optimism and he says the boys are all expecting to spend next Christmas in peace. a eavy omar wounded, finally getting I a.m. as we have to move out early to bring in woumioci, miauy guuuig i n.m. as we iu mine uui ectuj m wounded himself. After this he made j the review ground miles) to re- three more trips, and on the last trip j hearse th Uer, liaml and Uligli. ;uuj i wus i.ijiub "iiu IL iiuni; aLu.imr, uu i..- limn; is JIIL IIIIIIIIOLIIIV- to give him first aid till the bcai-ors lines of absolutely red faces under-1 ajr o( "grceting iuirt comrade- arrived. I had to nit his tunic to nentli, so tanned were, they all. We 13hip everyone for the man in get to his shoulder, and he cussed me pulled In on their front and must Ui i yavks seem- full ot the mustered about men, same num- in a jocular way, wanting to know mustered auoui men, same iium- {'what -in the hell he'd do for clothes' her of horses, guns and when he went on leave. I only hope 1 suppose looked equally imposing. 1 certainly wished you could spectators of it all. After a little drill, the artillery started to pads the sal- uting point under a huge Union Jack. We' moved up J> guns abreast in ppr- feet line at a walk and each bat- tery neared the spot -we saV.nsd and were saluted in return by General Carson and staff. Slightly behind aim to the left were the lookers on anil FKOM AUCTION SALE FRiDAY, AUGUST AT 1 O'CLOCK SHARP At the Lethhrhlge Hale Feed Barns 100 Mares and geldings as follows: 1 Matched team of mares, 4 years old, 1400 Ibs. 1 Matched team of grey geldings, 8 years old, 3300 Ibs. 1 Matched team of bay geldings, 8 years old 3000 Ibs. 24 Marcs and geldings, all broke to harness, ages from 3 to 9 years, 1200 to 1400 Ibs. 2 Mules, 4 years old, 1180 Ibs. 2 Mujcs, 3 years old, 1180 Ibs. 1 Mule, 5 years old, 1100 Ibs. I Mule, 2 years old, 1000 Ibs. 21 Mares and geldings, ages from 1 up to 9 years, 12 Metres and geldings, ages from 4 years up to 9 years. All broke to harness. 1 Brown gelding, 6 years old, 1400 Ibs. 1 Bay golding, 7 years old, 1250 Ibs. 1 Brown mare, 7 years old, 1250 Ibs. 1 Gentleman's saddle horse, 5 years old, 1100 Ibs. 1 Chestnut Stallion, 10 years old, Morgan breed. A sure foal getter and broke to harness, 1300 Ibs. 1 Matched team of grey geldings, 2300 Ibs. 1 Four seated hack. 1 Set of double team harness, nickel plated, all in good shape. NO RE-SERVE. TERMS CASH. EVERYTHING .MUST BE SOLD. J. A. SMITH, AUCTIONEER. recruiting there, and Lieut. Nelson got one of these for his battery. Railway Corps F. W. Downer, recruiting for the! Railway Construction Corns has' had a busy'vvcck of it, but with Billy Car-j nill back in uniform he is going to have some help now. This morning Pte. Carnill brought tii Berta Giles, an employee; of thu C. P. R. round- house. Mr. Giles was sworn on and had I passed the doctor by o'clock, having just come off the night shift. The Railway Battalion got at least j ten men up to this morning, with many good prospects in sight. In order to give some idea of the class of men joining this unit, Mr. i 1 Downer cited the sacrifice they are j I making. The other evening he sig-! ned on six men at one shot. When they j j came into his oillco they were holding i positions, mostly with ilie C. P. R., j and their combined wuje cheques for one month would amount, to j or more. When they signed and left! the office they had sworn to work for: King and country at a combined wage of a month, or less than one-fifth, j In P.et, one of the men, a C. P. K. j employee, drew down last month a. j cheque for more than all six will get when they don the uniform. But (hat is the kind of sacrifice that is going to win this war. Kilties Take a Spurt The Kilties spurted again this week, signing on seven good men, a new one Charley Stigler, American, signing on this morning. Hesidus the recruiting! agents stated this morning that two' men had been calling every day j wanting to join but certain informat- ion was not available. This however has been found to their satisfaction, and they will likely be in Sarcee on j Monday, i The American Legion has taken on four men, with three new men com- ing in this afternoon, two from How Island and one from Tabor, making seven for the week. i The record of the Vikings ,is not- known, as they have taken oh quite a number of Rood men, and have the .Miners Band practically nil ready; to. sign on; Some of them in faeti signod up, so that they might possib- ly top the local units for the week. On .Monday the 7Rth 'Battery boys will be, turned loose In kimki nud the 1 town will be combed for wen. This with the groat activity In ottier units means a buoy week commencing .Monday. AUCTION SALE ACTING UNDER INSTRUC- TIONS FROM THE TRUSTS GUARANTEE CO., LIMITED, ADMINISTRATORS OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JER- MERY CARROLL, I will sell at his late residence, which is the south-east quarter of 36-9-24-4, being situated at the McNabb crossing of the C. P. R. on the main road from Leth- bridge to Monarch, one mile west ol Kipp station, On Monday, July 24, AT 3 O'CLOCK "SHARP Contents cf shack, mower, rake, buggy, hay rack, two horse wagon, wagon box, sulky plow, 2 section harrow, lot of harness, small tools for barn and garden, clothing, including fur coat, 2 stoves, 1 horse, 3 mules and 2 hogs. TERMS OF SALE: CASH. J, A. SMITH, AUCTIONEER. FOR JULY Head of horses to be sold in the Medi- cine Hat Stock Yards July 25. 180 Head o I'horses to be sold at the Dun- more Stock Yards on July 2fi. At Dun more Stock Yards on July the 27 Commencing at 1 p.m. sharp. 85 head of horses, 42 head of extra good brood mares 4 to 9 years of age, weight from 1200 to 1500 Ibs.. A good blocky kind that raises the No. 1 colts for the market, 20 head of these mares have colts at foot, 20 head of 1, 2 and 3 yrs., 23 head of geldings ranging from 1 to 4 years. These horses are alf good Clydes and Fercherons. TERMS OF SALE' WILL BE RESERVE. Outsiders bring bank reference or marked check. Am quitting the horse business on account of poor health. WM. OWNER, GEO. SATTERLEE1, Auctioneer. TUESDAY, JULY 25th Commencing 1 o'clock sharp AT BRATTEN'S LIVERY BARN Bow Island 30 head of mares and seM'nsc AH broke. Ranging in weight from 1200 to 1500 and from 4 tc 8 years old. FOUR SMALL PONIES TERMS CASH. NO RESERVE Clint Lucky, Miles Kenny, Owners. J. A. SMITH. Auctioneer wounded in their bright blue suits and red tics with their attendant nurses and usually'a crowd of happy kiddies playing with them. Nobody seems downhearted here, for the soldiers are happy to be away from IT even (hough badly wounded and their friends cannot conceal their pride and j joy at having a soldier friend. It is the stations that show both sides of the story at once. On one platform the the mud stataed boys from the front and then the Red Cross trains seen so often coming in with their load of pale but smiling wounded. There is no cheering in this war and if you want war news you can only get it from the Inan who has not Ijfcen there. Girls and women are working at every conceivable job, bus conduct- ors, porters, ticket collectors, car- riage cleaners, window cleaners, mes- sengers and HEWS vendors, etc., etc., and are doing it as naturally and eas- ily as if they had always done it. In fact everybody seems to be working with the one end in view and they don't seem at all down hearted. But why are there so many strong look- ing fellows anil apparently single, still wearing fancy socks and ties? Surely they do not make niui'Hiaits in such garb. And why are there so few sail- ors? Don't tiiey over get leave? The London street urchin has learnt the Australian coc-ee a.nd yells it all day. Canadian slang and expres- sions are heard everywhere and are used as advertisements on boardings and store windows, "Some Sale we are having." Soft drinks and candies are where thnv -ire us -ally sold, lemonade and swee's, and every one sells chewing gum. j June orderly all day. Had a good rest most of the afternoon. .June guard -Ail day came off at 6 p.m. very tired, could not get much rest as there were great prep- arations for King's review next day. July 4 a.m. Pulled out for Hanklcy Common at 8 a.m. About 11.30 orders came to move up to take posts. Great sight to seo Canada lined tin the plains. About noon sounds (f The C. Agency ESTABLISHED 1891 Hail Insurance Policy with us is as "Good as the Golden Grain itself." Send to- day for full particulars. I .WE ALSO WRITE 'FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCES AND FIDELITY AND. GUARANTEE BONDS. ACADIA BLDO. I LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. i PHONE 1325 SALE At Dunmore Stock Yards ON WED., JULY 26 Commencing at 1 o'clock p.m. Dunmore, 8 miles east of Medi- cine Hat, junction of the Main line of C. P. R. and Crow's Nest line. ISO Head of Clyde Horses and Mares 85 Head Brood Mares, 40 of these mares with colts at Coot. 25 Head of Geldings, three and four years old. 30 Head of 2-year olds. 40 Head of Yearlings. The above stock is all of a good Clyde breeding. The mares of this bunch were mostly all sired by "Gold Dust" the fam- ous Stallion from the Sarnia Ranching Company, imported from the old country and have been using pure bred stallions every year. TERM3 OF SALE, CASH and No Reserve. Am going out of the horse business. Outsid- ers bring bank references or marked cheques. Owned by the Rose Glen Ranch- ing Co., Medicine Hat, Alberta. GEO. SATTERLEE, Auctioneer Medicine Hat AUCTION SALE JULY ,25th, 1916 C. P, R. YARDS MEDICINE HAT Commencing at 1 o'clock sharp Head of Horses IS head of these horses are all heavy work horses, weight 1200 to 1600, all broke; 16 head of mares and geldings, 4 and 5 years old, weight around 1200 Ihs.; 5 head of yearlings. GOOD WORK STOCK TERMS CASH COOK CRAWFORD Owners GEO. SATTERLEE, Auctioneer HAIL INSURANCE Write your insurance in The Hartford, Westchester or Unit- ed. Assets We will take your note until fall. We also have the agency for Case Threshing Machinery. Write or call for information, M. P. Johnston Co. ALBERTA BLOCK. FARMERS Do you want a fair, honest deal on your next car of grain? It ts our policy to give you a prompt ,and efficient service with quick returns and alt we ask is a trial. We can convince you that the name, "Salberg Grain Co." MEANS "A Square Deal." Phone us for prices and billing instructions at any time, Salberg Grain Co. Hull Block, Lethbridge. J. H. TALLING, Local Manager. PHONES 1680. Residence 572. INSURANCE STRONGEST BOARD COMPANIES, APPROVED BY ALL BANKS The Alberta Securities, Ltd. BLOCK. LETHBRIDGE, PHONE IMS ;