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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAHCH !), 191� Heroic Deeds of Our Railway Corps following Wnr Coi> France/ tins Can- Ottawa. , .\Tnr. !�. -Tim  rllclo by Roland Hill from respondents' Headquarters, f^KunliiiK tho operations of iiflliui railway troops nan been recelv-by the. militia, department: "Tim men who drive (he hlf? mogul niKin�H of Canada's ocnun-tn-ocf*an trains across the prairies and through the mountains arc made of stern stuff iuid have nervtsB us steady ua the sto�l rouda thcv travel. Ytou moet many of them hero at. the war. "There- is the atory of one of these enstuocrH-in charge of a 'built in Canada' engine-whose great, hospital train has just completed loading at a. Hiding when tho Huna opened rielih-criil.o fire on the catuiulty clearing station. They said it wan a reprisal for bombing of Gorman hospitflta by tiie Ilrltish airmen; Brfttah airmen, of course do not, bomb hoapitais. The track ahead had been hit but not broken by the sheila which * were ranging closer to the hospital with ".very shot. ^Vlthout hesitation the Canadian engineer piloted his train safely over tho damaged track to it clear line ahead and hundredH o*f helpless wounded were carried to Bafety. If the engine had been ditched it  meant �intil all possible men and material and been loaded, and although the enemy were actually on the-track behind him, tore down the grade to a Hafe sidins well behind the British line. "The Canadian railway troops in their npa.ro time have been assisting the hard workod salvage cor.ps. After VasHchendaele they collected thousands of pounds worth of British and German shells and hauled them back to tho rear on their now famous light railways. Late one afternoon one large dump caught fire, through spontaneous combustion or perhaps a defective phell and in the first explosion half a score of men were wounded. A young Canadian engineer,, a sergeant, who in the peaceful days used to drive the Canadian Paclfi: Imperial Limited from Moose Jaw to tho west, in spite of the bursting ammunition backed his little engine into the middle of tho dump where the fire was .blazing most fiercely. He connected up a hose with his main steam pipe and for half an hour pumped steam into the burning mass, finally getting ; the fire under control. His little en-! #ine was pitted with shrapnel holes ?ind vjs own cscapo was nothing uhort of miraculous. Several of the flying fragments tore his clothes. His example rallied other man and the fire r.vaa suKdued before very great dam-; a&o had Keen done. 3in Stock of Sheila "Them was $200,000 worth of British shells in that dump. 'Wg couldn't, stand by and see that go up,' he explained afterward. "And when the dump was safe he and his companions gathered up the wounded into empty dinkey cars and lushed thorn back along the little steel, line to the safety of a dressing station. "If the much advertised German ot-fenidvo does come there Is no branch of tho service which will be more ready than these little bands of rallwny plonkers. There seems to be no cud to the traffic their lines can carry. For months they have been preparing to play sTbigger part than ever on the vv es teru front and the flght-Ing troops declare with confidence that they will." Work Done By Corps Ottawa, Mar. !*.-A summary of the work done by all battalions of the Canadian railway troops In France, during the month of January has been Issued by the militia, department. The statement shows that, during that period nine miles of broad gunge tracks were laid by the Canadians and li.'i miles "of narrow gauge. The average number of miles of broad gauge track maintained during t\w month was 4H, while 14!* miles of narrow gaugo truck -was maintained. The men were em ployed in locating, grading, ballasting and laying lines. About ti.100 Canadians were engaged on the narrow gauge lines and 1100 on the ''board gauge line;*, Engineer Is Nkm�han Moose Jaw, Sask,, Mar. tt.-The engineer in Koland HIH'h article on railway corpa is Sergeant Jack Manahnn of Moose .Jaw. Manahan was mentioned in dlapatehes on a previous oecflw-ion for gallantry under fire. He comes from Perth, Out., where bin parents reside. His wife and faniily live here, a too one brother. PRESIDENT BIGGS Calgary, -Mar. 9.-President Biggs, of District 18, of the United Miners, has authorized a strike of all the mines feeding the C. N\ R. unless General Manager Moodie, of the Roaedale mine, complies �wtth the orders recently served on him by Coal Commissioner Armstrong, which the miners claim he has not complied with. Recent developments in the Rose-dale mine situation point to there being extreme bitterness between the management of the mine and the men. The officials of District IS claim that the last week General Manager Frank Moodie endeavored to obtain a number of returned veterans to take the place of some of the miners, and that the veterans indignantly refused to be used as strike breakers. THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY Victoria, B.C., Mar. 9.-A Urge deputation of lumbermen from various mountain districts of the upper country are meeting the executive council today. They are urging that the eight hour Jaw be not drafted to affect their industry. . . EIGHTY YEAR OLD WOMAN DUG OUT OF WRECK Girls! Use Lemons! Make a Bleaching, Beautifying Cream London, March 9.-Numerous pitiable incidents are reported from the scene of Thursday's air raid on London. The eighty year old sister of a special constable was found 'alive under the wreckage of her home- several hours after the raiders had passed. She was finally dug out after oxygen had been administered to heap her alive. The aged woman had refused to leave her home when her brother went out to warn a number of the ap' proach of the raiders. A young woman died as the last piece of the wreckage of her home, under which she had been pinned, was removed. She had been discovered trapped amidst the debris five hours previously and kept alive by stimulants but her injuries proved fatal. Another girl in the &atne North So:i in ;t stiff breeze when UK-skipper saw a p*--r!s'-ope rnnvl jhrough the breaking nurfaeo i' the sea n hundred yards z.way There v.as no gun and the trawlerV bes' *o)0''d wiv jess than eighr. knof�. "It was a situation to dismay mosi Soul of England," and in it he included a. little story which has just been used by Mr. U. A. L. Fisher, British .Minister of Education, to sho'w that we are fighting to defend a great civilization : ASYLUM AND JAILS (Hpccinl *o the 1-farald) Edmonton, March 9.-According to a return issued in the legislature on motion of Major J. K. Lowery, Victoria, there are 170 persons In the provincial Jails, 158 males and 12 females and 567 in the asylum, 392 males and 17o females. The principal nationalities among the prisoners are 24 Aus-trians, 39 Americans, U8 Canadians, H Russians and ten English. In the asylum there are 92 with Canada as place of nationality, 60 Engl'sh, 50 Austrlans, M Americans, 24 Swedes, 17 Norwegians, 14 Russians and II each from Germany, Ireland and Scotland, among the males. The principal nationalities among the female patients are: Canada, '61; United States, 22; Austria, 61; England, 18;; Scotland 7; ffweden, 7; Norway 6; Russia, 5; German, 4, anoj Ireland 4. hook with tho' attraeJivo' title,""''The i mcn�" HaI,(i the s�i,or- "0m" skiWr- however, has a fighting ppint. A touch of tho wheel sent (he trawler's blunt bow pointing ar, the submarine's wbaln-back and we wallowed menacingly toward the pirate. "The submarine, swung around to avoid the impact and the sides of tho trawler scraped along the sides of the submarine. The periscope, was still well out of the water, but was hegin-lng to slip dowu as the submarine dived. "The skipper yelled for a hammer, a crowbar, anything thai would hurt. One of the crew thrust a coal shovel into his hands and he scrambled on tlte bulwarks and leaned over, two of the crew hanging on to his coat, so that he could not, fall overboard. Backwards and forwards he swung tho heavy scoop at the fragile periscope and the third blow reduced it to fragments. "The submarine commander, hearing the noise and wondering what new and horrible device the enemy had indented, crept to hlB periscope to have a look but all was black. He was blind and the trawler got away unharmed." with fhe adventure-; of 11 young Trish girl east among that, great, mass of people of New York whose lot is only it little removed from actual poverty. Sound optimism and good cheer are the keynotes of the comedy, "Out There." which with Elsa Kyan, a con* siimmalc comedienne, come - back to the Majestic theatre, Monday. March f, for a return engagement. The play, while dealing with ;ho military subject closest in the minds and hearts of every loyal person, is devoid of platitude and give-us-your-kind-applnuse speech-' es. but is new, fresh, bright, as a new coin and witty. "Out There" brought something original to the theatre and as played by the .splendid company sup-poning Miss Hyan is certainly one of the most enjoyable performances of (lie season. One need only mention the admirable portrait of the doctor which Walter Kdwin contributes-a portrait perfect (u professional poise and unstudied naturalness; Mis;? Clara Sidney'1* richly unctuous impersonation of the gin-soaked mother; .Mr. Charles (.'anion's gripping portrayal of the slacker; the sound comedy of Mr. Monger's Monte and that difficult role of the Cockney gadabout, so ably por-troyed by Miss Dulcie Hall. AT THE ORPHELfM The Triangle five-act Fine Arts'dra* ma entitled, "An Even Break," which ;tar;; beautiful Olive Thomas, is at the Orphoum again tonight. The Triangle kiddies, headed by Georgio Stone, figure in the opening scenes or "An Evou Break," the second Triangle play starring Olive The* mas. 1 Majestic chiv-quite Weil. That The bethbridge district is surely the promised land. At least that is the attitude apparently adopted by people of tho middle states. A couple of weeks ago. a. farmer living at Pacific Junction, Iowa, with his wife and five children and $2,000 in cash, heard of tbiK wonderful land. They piled all their effects into a car, billed it for Lethbridge and started blindly out. They landed here the other day, and calmly presented their claim to the C. P. R, for one of those "ready-made farms," they had heard bo much about. They didn't know there would be any preliminaries, and thought all they had to do was to walk out on tho farm and start In to pile up a fortune. They finally were piloted round to the board of trade rooms where Pres. Marnoeh gave the mun the sound advice to hang on to his $2,000 for a time, and get a job on a farm for a season. RECORD OF YOUNG PRENCH FLIER An Atlantic Port, March 9.--A 20 year old French ace who has been awarded all the war decorations poss* ible to a flier by his country, arrived here today in tho person of Lieut. Constant Soullier, who in the last two years has shot down 15 German airplanes and killed or captured th copilots. POISONED LIVESTOCK Lot Angeles, Calif., Mar. 9.-Jo-hann Frederick Meyn, held here, federal officials said yesterday, was arrestsd in connection with the alleged systematic poisoning of five stock near Fresno. Hundreds of cattle, mules and chickens were found dead from the same poison which was found in grain in Meyn's barn. AMERICAN6 LEAVE Stockholm, March 9.-Tho American consul at Helsingfors has advised tho United States legation here that he left the Finnish capital Friday with about twenty American residents. About 300 refugees of different nationalities are at Abo and Bjorberg and American Minister Morris has asked the Swedifih government to send an ice breaker to bring them across the Gulf of Bothnia to Getle. HOPES H. B. RY. WILL ^ BE VALUABLE TO MINING CALLED ON TEDDY The to Oyster Bay, N. V., March 9 - Archbishop of York paid a visit Colonel Theodore Roosevelt yesterday. Tho primate of England congratulated tho former president on his recovery Montreal, March 9.-Hon. Martin BurroII. who was a guest at a banquet of the Canadian Alining institute at tho Windsor Hotel and who was made an honorary member of the institute, said he hoped the Hudson Bay Hallway might prove of value.in improving the mining prospects in the hinterland which it was opening. "A month before war broke out, there was a German student in Oxford who attended a picture palace. If. was crowded with young Kngliehtnen, members of the University. Suddenly the Kaiser appeared on the film, and a young Englishman who was sitting behind tjie German made an insulting observation, whereupon the young German turned round and boxed the Englishman's ears. Upon that the whole theatre- burst out into applause. The young Englishmen fvau unable to move, but the German de-i Hherately hayonetted him through the body as he lay - a dastardly act. At that moment 1 noticed our young sergeant-major, who was standing some yard's away from the two. 1 shall never forget his expression; he was convulsed with horror and loathing. He did not attempt to shoot or stab the enemy, but in a burst of ungovernable rage disdainfully dropped his rifle and leapt at the Hun-sprang at him like a bulldog. Before the foeman had time to realize what had happened, the young Englishman had him by the throat and literally choked the life out of him and then flung the body away. In my mind's eye even now I can see the dead German lying beside his poor victim, and in all my 20 months at the front never did l witness an incident so terrible, so dramatic, and yet so splendid." One of the latest (would that it could be considered the last) of the funda- _ mental differences between British and German civilization was seen when' the South African liner Apapa was tor-1 pedoed a few weeks ago. A second torpedo was launched while the women artd children were being placed in the boats, with the result that eighty lives were lost. If it had not happened so often during the last three years, such brutality would be incrediBle, but at any rate it serves the purpose of j showing that between the two oiviltea- j Hons there is no possibility of liar-1 mouy. But ifi some respects the most impressive testimony to these fundamental differences was seen in an address recently delivered by one of the most prominent Lutheran clergymen: *'It is German weakness that we are all too just, to our enemies, although we are unjustly treated by them all over the world. Our enemies are allowed to torture with thumb-screws the little States for whose salvation they went to war. But when we Germans just once, in the storms of the war, commit, a single wrong, a hurricane of indignation sweeps over the whole world. And are not we ourselves too anxious? Modesty and true-heart-edly, like children. ' we sav that no wrong must be done to our enemies. Of course we must he just to others. We must, indeed, he just by naming, in plain German angry words, the vanity of the French, the arrogance mixed with piety of the English, the treachery of the Kalians, and the miserable, hypocritical thoughts of Wilson and tiie Americans. But, above all, wo should be just to ourselves." t B i ROOSEVELT'S VIEW rJ^HE story goes that at. a. luncheon at Oyster Bay Colonel Roosevelt remarked UwU he considered America should have maintained a. larger standing army, going on to say that "perhaps ih�*n Germany wouldn't have dared to murder our wives and babies by the hundred on the aea.p." A pacifist objected to this. "Large standing armie.V no said, "mean enormous expenditure-an enormous war tax." "Well." answered Colonel Roosevelt, "isn't a tax on our purse sl thousand times better than attacks >n our nerson?" HE LIKED FITZ | President introduced .T/tlzsliumons to a number of celebrities r.s "My old friend. Bob," ami told this amusing story of one of Fitr.BimmonB' fights. His opponent. Dunkhorst. known as "the human freight car," was knocked out in tho a�cond round. When he oame to lie atflked. "How many wer�> killed?" "How killed?" a second asked. 'When the roof fell in," said Dunk-norsi. RAVING MANIAC Rose Isle, Man., Mar. 9.-An- aged farmer named Larou, living a mile or so from St. Cloud, Man., has been roaming the country since last Tuesday, a raving maniac, and it, is feared he has perished in the woods. Twenty men on horseback are hunting for him. Sir Lonjer Gouin emphatically denied the report, that he was consider-after the operations performed last ling a portfolio in the Union govern-month. I mem. Ottawa, Mar. 0.-The following telegram has been received by the prime minister from Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Currie, commanding the Canadian Expeditionary Force: "Please convey to war conference Canadian women assurance that their kind greetings are sincerely appreci ated and cordially reciprocated by all Canadians serving in France. From the depths of our hearts we thank the women of Canada for their support aiul their prayers. May God bless them Always." AT STAKLAND Gladys Hulette, the charming little Pathe star, will be seen at Starland for the last times tonight in "Over the Hill," a splendid newspaper drama full of thrills, comedy and pathos. On Monday and, Tuesday Clara Kim-1 ball Young will be seen in the first of her new series of Select Pictures, with her own company, a, plcturization of Herman sudermann's famous stage classic, "Magda." This is the story of an irascible father whose daughter re-fuses to be held down by her father's domineering control and goes out into the world to make her own way. She becomes a famous prima donna and returns to her native town where a reconciliation is brought about with her father. Returning to her father's house, she meets the man who betrayed her yonrs before. From this p#Int on the play becomes intensely exciting, and leads up to a splendid climax, when the father, in the act of preparing to shoot his daughter, is seized with paralysis and dies. In speaking of the play the New York Globe says the following: "The most forceful emotional role Miss Young has yet appeared in." AT THE MAJESTIC The story of "Maggie" a new comedy by Edward Peplc, in which Phyllis Neilson-Terry will appear at the^MrtT-jestic next Saturday, March 16, deals \ UNITED TAXI PHONE 31 SERVICE 17. 72-6 ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday March The Distinguished Actress English AT THE EMPRESS Shakespeare and modern life arc linked together In "The Mad .Lover," featuring Robert Warwick ami Klaine Hammerstein, which will be shown ut the Kirfpress Monday and Tuesday. During the action of the piece Shakespeare's famous "Othello" is given, the only difference being that in tho photoplay the man who plays the part of Othello, becoming suspicious of his wife, who is playing the, role of Dcsdemona, kills her in a. fit of passion, while presenting the renowned tragedy. "Bluebird Hay" at the Empress tonight brings Carmel Myers to present "My Unimvrried Wife," a comedy drama of originality and sustained Interest. Tho story in brief: A man marries a girl ho has never seen, goes i abroad and is successfully treated for an affliction that had blinded him; comes back home to have his wife a servant in his house without the husband knowing the true conditions of affairs. Complications In plenty work to a happy termination of the mix-up. Phyllis Neilson TERRY Supported by Her Engl (ah Company 1 Management of George C. Tyler.) In a New Play of Love. Laughter and Happiness, MAGGIE By Edward C- Peple Author of "The Prince Ch�p" and other successes. Prices $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 60c MAIL ORDERS NOW Seat Sale Opens at Box Offics Friday morning, March 18v LAST TIMES TONIGHT GLADYS HULETTE IN "OVER THE HILL" i MONDAY AND TUESDAY SELECT PICTURES PRESENT CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG IN THE FAMOU8 CLASSIC MAGD Also "MARY'S MERRY MIXUP"- Comedy This is Miss Young's First Picture With Her Own Company. MAJESTIC ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL RETURN AND FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT ay ton**} �f n*w a ohmm* stc crrum LAORETTE TAYLOR'S GREAT NEW YORK SUCCESS /i- : \ Author of PEG O'MVlHEARTS j WITH \ ECS A RYAN ANO ORIGINAL NGWYOftK mDIKTlON.toCUftMl SCENERY. PROPERTIES ANO COSTUMES. COMING DIRECT PROM TWO SEASONS AT CLOSE AND LIBERTY THEATRES, NEW YORK it in *rm **#J.t NtW VOMK BOX OFFICE OPEN ALL DAY MONDAY Prices ................$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c i A six-act photoplay produced under the personal direction tf Henry Rapp. ____ � TONIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME ' CARMEL MEYERS in "MY UNMARRIED WIFE" It's a Bluebird-That's Enough. Thomas � An Even Break LAST TIME TONIGHT prices 10c-26c ALSO A GOOD COMEDY, "BACKWARD SONS & FORWARD DAUGHTERS'* , l 1 MON. AND TUES. WM. 3. HART IN "DAKOTA DAf" \ ;