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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PARE EIGHT ST1 Wl THE1 LETHBRUHiK DAILY HERALD THUBSIMY, MARCH IS, t N. 8, In The Ottiwe Evening Journal. 1 constrained lo reproduce tils j editorial brevity because the writer 1 of It has. In one semens. i a picturesque appreciation of tse scones that have been enacted on tha Scottish coast during the last few j (lavs. Ii there any Britisher where So re.d the cahl. j describing thi surrender to tha Hsu navy of the great German fl.et- tbe second large" fleet In thajtorW being IhrllleJ through aad lure ugh? Some of us, by accident ol. .chanca and by the favor of the are the bettor able to vtsnallae that scene. It was la iuSi ear- lv mo'nlDS of August 6th last that 1 other Canadian editors drove la, o motor bus to Queen's Ferry, which I 'is a few miles from Edinburgh anl: 'almost beneath the huse structure that the Firih of Forth. 1 have told In a previous article Of boarding an Wmlralty tug in a rainstorm and.; fteamins out Into a choppy iea. denly observing Ihroufh the mm the British Grand Fleet; of sailing up and j down tho Unas, many miles Ions, ot j those monster battle cralsart. and i L-attleshics, and lifht cruisers, sod stroyers galore, and submarines, and submarine chasers, and mother ships, and supply shlpi, and airplane jalps, and mvstery ships, and ships ot every Variety; of boarding various types o! these ships and watching demonstra- tions of the ghastly machinery of wsr; ot noting five American battleships j opposite in line to five British "chum-' my" ships; of swapping stories with ro'ld-laced officers in the wardrooms, and chatting with the A. B.'s twees decks; of meeting Beaity and other Admirals. And I hive told how, after a full day, we were about lo Jeave the scene. Impressed wllh the gigan- tic mifht of the British naval arm, when there sailed pitl tiva enormoni battle cruisers which had been out] exercising all day. and which fa had j not previously cruisers] bnilt rlnce Ihe commencement of the i war, each carrying eight 15-tach runs. and more powerful than any ships afloat. I have not been able to say, until now that these five battle cruls- era when first observed by us were majaetically in line under the Ftrth Bridce, becaase we were not permitted to stata tha whereabouts of BriUah Taat hick to me tow, oh, ao -rlrMJy. tad'coofl- waaoe awn that tin BrltUk nary waj to wtoe off Uw taaa of ewrlb urthtac ttal ntfht mt atalnrt Jt but thla In laat than Hara -Wa 4iam' Wlafbmrgh. la tofen> Wa> hat on ot ot tha aiiatut tacaaa tor Chrlitlaalt: for civfllaatJOB, for rtchtaxnunets, for eTerythlBf that la worth while In this lite; wa an bnaiatnai that, if (or wrong pvrow, wrali hava naaat a han cat bat u it wna fcciu KWd, a peww that neut Mar aa mrnarti ta heam on u It tor tnor tal awn to Wa had em thona- 'uda ot atOoea nan Tleaa woaM vpou tor tie 'greaiMt 9AT11 tank la rn lie meantime total acmborsg TOT! on tha high aaaa, and doing it mlcht: wtlL The ifcttU wry WM thm aa fartac tha ot the war; It 1 aQent now, but, oh, tie Imminiltj o Its silent victory! They told na ttat the nrth ot forth could be cleared ot all theM wanhlpa hundreds of thm. In five honra; er ery one of then wai raady for tea, aad every one of then ready for a lion. Except once every year not an officer or man was to go 'a iU'atance farther away from hit ship than he could cover la one hour; be bad to known whereabonta and be subject to Inatast call at all tines' I can picture that mighty Ar- il raada at one o'clock In tha niornlng. iu a Scotch mist, wtlfblnf fta aaeawara In the Firth of Forth and putting to aea, iteamiig rater tie great Bot for battle, bat to receive tha Icno- mtnlous aurreadar tha.t 'other .4r- nada for which It had bau waltlac night nad day to do real battla with, hit which had In its guarded haraon. Alnwft without firing a ahot, the British navy had achieved what it was brought Into belag tor, bacaaM thince I have lahen the atwve mcriilorisd of period and [r, close contact he coisetl, Uf.d which fmallf noi bsve Itlt roe. 1 -.rllh the 'opmtlor, of the govefii- wUi ailoPted hy the 'Oernociatlc I mpnt. I U'. He wat an ardent filend of Ol ffatlmon's jn leltfJS amiltr Cltvelaitd ilurliiR the tatter's fint joiirnalisrii In Hit--'nalional capital administration piesident, liut op- was interrupted as he attained poneil Clevehnil's ttiliil nomination. .....His wrrir'as n pnhlif wr lo a fractional tecui in .t'on- Sucb roedlclnea Ur, Plerte's aro ______________ ___ ______ __ ____ .rlby ami 1 am very glad lo BWaTat j my (rstlmoiilal loth- thourtnds of ........._ The ;whole voyage, which lasted 23 i KI.I.RS HAKM.VO, II Erie by ft.r outbreak, of war. I hourr, wae in two itiges, lha West. his fatlii'r he Dontkta coldrtay- H r jblan Exposition VFhen he appeared as the government's official spokesman. Among several books that lie wrolc were "Oddities of Southern Life and a volume ot southern hu- mor "The Spanish-Anglican Britten concurrently ,wilh the events, nd tils latest work, "Compromliw f a coripilation of his lee- I urrs, addressed1 anil numerous cdi- orlals fiom the Courier-Journal. Of hia career Mr. Watterson reoent- y said "I came out ol ftic war lifcc ronny I the young fellors of the south, a picked bird, indceO. In order to scape the himlllallon of borrowing rom a northern whose polftfcs did not approve, 1 went with my watch lo an 'uncle' who had no poll- at all and got fifty rlollatu on it. Uong with two blanket matea, who were as poor as myself, 1 elaited, or ratlin revived, publication ol aa oU mnpntfel newspaper at Nashville. Nothing could withstand tha energy ind ardor which we three threw Into Ihe enterprise. We were working for iread and had to have It. When we becaa there were nine daily striifgltaij for a'footing In the little Tennemee capital. At the end ol the year thfre were IwOi one ol these, ours, had of the In bis early jest; i.e. suprilntetiM tlio detail ct every department til for BOfe! thin tWrtf yaatji "put ttf. ptesi'.' night. He was born WasliiTigton, D. 0., on rtbdiitf 18, Memlicra of [lie Toronto Kfwunhi (Huh urn at Hallfdl walttaf to (oroe and nt ta (he troons ol the 3rd tXTfa ;