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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Italy's One-Legged Hero Was Killed In a Charge Slora'of Eurico Toil Is One of Clorious^Clwplers of the W/ar-^ ,, Rome Has Named Street After Him. ' ' 1 ilOTTKRlNO tip  to tbo bioust-worlis oil hlH one k'K. Kmlco Toll hurlutl lUa bayonet-pointed criiloh ut a fleeint,- Anatrlim ('."(I tlic/i plunged lioaclloiiR Into tliu ^' i'apliii'cd trcticli, dylnp u Tew mo-iiR'iila Inter tioni two moital wonnilH. J'.ut lio hiul bcci) In tlio front IIik of ^ (lio clifti'gc, and Jtaly'H one-loKKCil hero died with d Hinllo on IiIn � Bcccntls' Ti'csblj' lettered Rliibs of Htono were placed n,l tbo corners of :i Blinrt stt-eot in notric. Thoy rend, "Via � Kiirloo Toti,". riieanlni? In Btialght'American Knrico Toll Ktreel.. Despite 1 the Diet that be was a' rrlpple;' Toll, by IiIh persistiuicp,' iiiiumsori t(> pit' to the front, ami Koon his iipllftinB' Inthience � nunlc hlni �practldillly .Indispensable in tlie iiriny. Of this relnarliablo character tlio St. Louis l'ost-Dl�jni.tch Kaysv Toll .wns.p, Hnnian by birth, anil as a boy ^vaa noted for lila fitrenslh. He rnuld outnili, ontwrestln, and ont-riKlit any of hl� conirridr.i, and be(;an to win races Jit cycUni^ anil swhn-nihiB from the time he was old i-nonRh to talio part In them. At liiri home i.q preserved a cawe full of mc-Jnla won at these sports. Flla temper was adventurous, and his romantic impcduosity led him in-!o many a .stranse nndertalilng. As s youth bo read that tho natives of Tierra del Knego, at llio southernmost point of South America, were (loomed to spend tlieir lives paddling ranoea because they had never learned to build houses on land. He promptly bought a hammer, collected 111 the nails ho could find, and ran )way to Naples, wltb the Intention of Uowlns away on a steamer bound (or Tierra del Fucgo and teaching Ibo Biivagcs how to Improve their lot by building houses. Two Years of Monotony BUT ho found no boat going In the desired direction, and after a tew wcoics of waiting bit upon the Idea ot enll.sting in liie navy on tho thaiico that he might get service, on � warship going to South America. What really resulted was two years' monotonous service on a giinhoat lliat never left tho Adriatic, After his dl.'=!Charge from the navy lie took lip mechanics and became on expert electrician and inachini.'it. U'liilo doing some special wii'ing fur tlio Milan lixpoaition be received a �. flioclc fron\ a naked transmission table, which flung him off a scaffold tliirty.fect high. Ills companions Ibought he was deod, but such was Ills wonrtevful .vitality that on the tbirci^jti.y,'he..\va� bagk at work, little Iho Wrse'/pr wear, But he Was not so fortunate two years later, when ho lost bis leg under the ^heelu of a train. It was amputated at the hip, but oven thus rrippled Totl's adventurous spirit was undaunted.' Kor a time, how-pvor, he devoted bis energies to inventions. He made a washing ma-rhine to save his mother work. Then lie evolved a bicycle with a band-worked'propellor that doubled the speed of the inacliiiie. Anotlier contrivance .that won medals in France as well as Italy was an automatic blinder for balky horses. I'inally, adventure called once inoro and TotI responded. Ho built hiinselC ar bicycle tha't.could be operated with,one pedal and, started on a tour of tlio World. Says the �Posl-Dlsiiateh: He got on excellently In France ^ind Belgium, but wh'en bo got to Germany a chanco companion robbed him-ot Ills" money, bicycio and crutches. In Russia ho also had rough experiences, with the result that ho returned to Italy by train and aetofmlned to take a route through Austria..-As soon as he entered that i;ountry his Italian tricolor ribbon, tvhlch he wore conspicuously on his cheat, was taken from him by tho polleo. Ho returned to Roino with a hatred for all Tedeschi-both German and Austrian-which never left him: to tho day of his deatii. No.\t he cro.ssod to Triijoll and ''gypt, with tho audacious purpose of i^yoUng from Cairo to tho Capo ot Good Hope, down through the entire lons^th. iBpv�, 0. A. "J.nnk nt me," he would shout. ' Hon't tliliilf I atn nbt .lust as wet and as cold n� you nio, becAllsn there Isti't as'much ofrne left! Ciit you never beard 'mo complain, did you? You ma,v be .lurn you didn't. Well, don't let mo hoar it from you, dicii." .Soon .some of (lie hlghoi' officers began tn see what a great moral ef-fiTt Fiitl's c.\amplc was having not only on (hose who knew blm, but Ui cmps bad cnlv heard of lilni. It was due p)-lnelp;illy to the Duke ot Aosta, It is said, that Toll was finally perniitfcd to realize his great iimliltlnn iinil was sent to the front trenches.  � A Fi�-!st-C!as3 Sniper IN Kidte'iif Ills lii.'it leglip proved �n better -soldbr than many a two-legged man in bis compjiny. fie was a first-class sbarpsliooter. and eoiilil dig bimseir ill with hin en-tlenchlMg tool ns.well HH the best of tbrni. l''i>r' cr.'iwllng out at night on hazrirdoUK seouthig ann for the State of Xew i j Yorl;, will lie the lier^il of Ihi! Am- K I.NG Al.BWlit ot BelgliiMi   In-aterl oti April 8  liii-.1 iinlvetsary .of his biilli, ipniiy, heart* went ;6ut to Ihni corner of � fiolglan t(iviitoVy'to he withdrew with the renui:iui liiM. gallant nrniy close lU.'on ye.'irs ago, convertirig, it Into ii. �lpi'(i:;niible stronghold, troiii. wliiv (ier'riiaiis'have' ffoughl 1tt*\'*iln'to  PTE. BOUCHER IS OLDEST SOLDIER Veteran of U. S. Civil War .Went to France With. Canadian Railway Corps. fS IN HIS 73RD YEAR I Complimented by King George at Buckingham Palace on His Splendid Spirit. Picfe Unfenotun Man For f/ie Big loh ]ch\vah Piclfcd Fifteen Men Right Out of the Mill as Partners. ii Wl I i\ f I - portunlty to add anolher f �uiher to the lot, so that they grew Into a regular mo[). Then efime the dav when Toll's company charged .in .\la;!riaii Ireneh. At. the bead of the i.i Isald the woman; "but t'hefq lie. a Hardy neat" by thiit reaVii plge!" ;'. Hv DUXX (yilAllA. I^TK. .lOlT.V WIHMAM nOTTCIlI'lit of Gananijtpie. who Is now being � .'lionized a.s the oldest man to bo oil active servicp In lb(; present war, bi'ing.spvcnty-tliree years ot age, l.�: a Onnadinn by birth, (hough a vetor-1)11 ot tl\e .-American I'lvU War, bav-I'ing. eiillsiteU' In the Ujth Michigan In-' i I'anlry ot Volunteers, in his eigh-i teeuth ye.'ir, serving the last two I ^�l';'.r.s f'f the war, lie .'if(erwanls Vf-', lii]iie;l to (.'aniida, v.licri' be was vari-I iiu.-ly -oiTUpied, eventually roniiiig to ,'i,-ii,,, 1,, ,-, - ' \ 1^ 111 T- -I . f \- (I'lnanouue, where for a time heAvas in'.' ,':,.,i..'i''^ I'Vcmarkaule I nbulo of ^ OUng ; ..ignt-watebman m one ; iif the foundries. Later, his health : leiinlrliig au out-of-door life, he took : nil tlu' occupation of a river guide, 1 and ill (his work he obtained hi.s flist inli rnatiomil rpimtation, for, as i". everyone Uiiows. all,go(jd fishertjten ',"1 111 (iauanotiup sooner-or  later to i 1 iijuy the piscatorial sport In.tjic wa;i;s of the .St. Lawrence iin''tlic viriuily of the town, iioucher whs'a uudii oar.'^man and know where to flr.i] ihe best of the fliiii,v tribe; he unu 'iil'.'K l;uew how to cook it fisherman's �'iC'V j dii'.ner. though ho mightn't be able  'j'-li I to iiualify for a dietitian according..t,0' ..'P'Annunzio Is "A hi':,'' iMan Complete D'Annuiizio to His Fallier, llic Foet and Aviator. IlIi.N I took bold of IlL'th-lehcm the second time I lldn't take one ivell-Uuowu sioel man from anywhere." says t.'liarles M. Schwab In Forbc'H .Magazine. "I selected fifteen younnr men right nut of the mill and made them my iiartners. I believe in pro-flt-sbarniK-I belie\e it will ultimately seitin the labor problem. "If >'oit want anything widl done in life don't engage a man of great reputation to do it. (let a man who has bis reputation to make; ho �will give you his very best individual, undivided effort. "Of the^iifteen I selecteil not one has provod a failure. I urn proud of that and in-oud of them. "(Inn of tli'.ni was a crane fellow at .57'1 a niontb. He is now earnin.g five limes as much as any other stfel employe In the l.'nited States, and Is several limes a inillionalre. This in Riigenn O. (�Jrace. president of tho Oethlehem Company, and the man chiefly responsible for Its success." Li, }�'. i.s .'1 pu "I in tiii'i-i'l'drc ill' i -* lieearse he ill Ml'l hu, !. .i.all e lypbus and cholera -are "Her agali,.-t blm for h " i-oCu,-- a with imlignatl'in f.  ' an itii'lerstandlng with the I. : aiidiii ,tlie niiitt'jr. which uoiiM 1 aM'i"L;;d many of the eVils wlii' ii 1 talli-n iii tlu'ir share. They aV' ii I'liiiiii i.f tlieir King than i ', r. the f.ii't that they are now iiui,. unili.T tlie K.'(i.9er's heel has n i.'i. tlieni mure evei; devoti'1 :.. nilo and iieison of their own eigii , .'Mliei't of Ik'lgium, alonr the 'icciip.'iMts of the Ihroni s Old Woriil. Insi.i^leil. prior to ei'.'^r^ion to the crown, upon p; priiliiiiged visit to the l.'nited Siai. >. i'.' His MOjourn there differed fmia tl.ii , � i of all. other famous visitois. An- r ^-''''ii of Italian .;xiua-ls wb'.. 'ameheri.' payin,,- his rcsiiects Iti due f.uai i" !tii sir.iervise the conatruetiiul' of l.'a- . 1.1,. JV..1 , 'I'hi.'j is [lie (riliute ot yr,u ly I'.ua.r ; of niii;.! 11'Aiinun?.!',! ��n-i'i'aiii-eiaa." lij iJ-jbi'i'lH l.)'.\n'T:!i.:iii jiru t, avlatni', anil orator a .s' i'tiri'.ia.: la-thir lu'rltily exiirt'sseil for .i ;.� :ii^an ivliii T'lecntly came t� Ana Al..f. tho year round he t.-ikes care of himself like on -.Uiilete. lie is fifty-two now, nn. . '''abrielu ly.Miiiuuzio's Ihi-.:..- sans, all tour, . , , ... same Sinipl'cit'y''. and unobjrttsiveness  that haft; m'arlied his sojourn . in-the Unitetl fbtatos.. ,He entered the .Barjc Cbntindnt'at!,,C'aue Town and tlien made lii.'j way by riiil, by;,boat, ami by carjfN'tin t9 I.alie Timganylka.and thenco . through the tonnur ''Cdngo Free Btatc, now Belgium's groat Atrl-. can dejiienSenoy,. ddwii tho'.'Congo; to its mpulb on the Atlantic ROOSEVELT'S RETORT '�jiHEODORK l^OOSEVliI.T made a bright retort to a man who in-tcrruptqtl blm during ..a lunchetin speech .a week or so ago. "It. AmerU ca had maintained a large standing army," said Colonel Roosevelt, "perhaps Germany wouldn't have dared to murder our wives and babies by tho hundred on tho seas." .^f this point the interruption oc-oui'red. "Large standing armies," siiid the objector; "mean cnorinous expenditure-a colcs.sni tax." "Well," replied Colonel Roosevelt, "l^ti't a tax on our purse better than pttacks on our persiins?" This Californi Woman's $1.8 Elected President Wilson T HK election of tho President oC the United States wna brought about liy tho tnodor.t outlay of olghteen dollnr.s. This statement la guaranteed by ciirctul authorities in tho face ot all reports about election expenditures In the last Presidential campaign. ^ � Everyone admits t|!at .Gall/'ornia's conversion from Ro(Jub(icttnlstr(, deckled thO'.oleQtlon of AVoodVpw 'WU-V Hon; Not � ovotTaii'q\'kiSbws,tbaf','t|)ei' city of (jong Ueaelv wist 'ttie flital: triajorll.v against JIiishofi;> nor that' on? , Woinnn-AWrjt,. N, 'It.. Root,, contributor ot the' C'ightoen iioUai'H-i wiia the,.groatest fiictoi' ii) eotivort-' ing Loi'ig Heueh. ' � i '> Tho llgston NowK Bta'paii, a cave-: ful .tinaiielal sheel;,' backs' uiVtiiJa , Rtartlinij ,unttl)'�lB,.;.; ;'VVli�oi;i ..u;tu.iHdJ not" have been olectcd except for Mrs. Hoot and hor activities ut Long Beach. Here the Democratic vote went from h1.\ hunilred to slxty-sl.': hundred. Without this Hughes would liavo carried Calltornlu by more than a thousand votes, Wilson Is Proal-dont to-day because ot Mrs. Koot and lier.'first clghtcen-dollar investment to open Wilson hcad' stiiil;".! in 11 i-nginii'i". "i'. I 'I'l'^i '1 nr.-til l]:e\' catbe together a-.;ain as aviator and cona'.nictor of air in:ieiiiu.js. "During 'the war wo ha always Iu;eii lo.gether," hr; sa\.s.' .\nd Ibis, name of lJ'.\iii:un'/,ii) inciilentully, the iioit's own anil not, as the story has it, an �iiiiueeiative title given him by tlie'.v nican-ing ".Messenger'' or the "ller:ild.'' Rafiagnetto.'the story agai'i Jias it. is his mil napic, but it is not. .\ftcr til \e\v Vork; to Lynn nnd tn War- Iwas on lioli than to Newport, it.I. .M nuist of the iilace.s where la .�-i.'.ic.l the people remaiiie.l nnawai' i i Iiin identity, regarding Iiinr at; a ii'iiign engiV.cer, , for he 1ms a sti'ii.;-: iniit toward every kind oL", cnRiui' "ir.g.  'Kis'-Visif to th^||J. S. �"t^S: ,bxj>ctlcntes iiv ,'.'^e^a, :'(�-"M;-fej^tling.iov^r'd. JMTi'od of Vne.-Kl.v tw'.Elve'months, seem to have opeii.ed hla eVefi' to the advatiiagcs of .lojjr-nalism.:: Ji'dr after bis ituirn home h'ecnmmeiicc:\-clty.of ils;represeiiiat!re and reporter he',;tli�re_uj>on visited all the princl-jial'-i^hlpfcullding � and nuiniie oiigi-))eei-li)g � ooncerns ' in CJreat liritaiii, Fran'de, ttsUy 'iutd tieiinaiiy, traveling alone, and no one i>eein..i to have 'fiu�t)ec,ied hiiii of being'a prlnco ot thft,J)iQO't,i ' '  'nidstmodern of th'cm'(ill. 'He'luui; done in the w-ar v.'hat no one ot.thcm ha.s done.'.and he i.s fiftyTfoiir,year?, old. And'ill his poetry, too, be is modern, although lieforc th'i war they did ,-not know th'at. Hut no one iias fotindcd so intiny new .forr/iis in all Italy, as. ho has.' . Alb thtN ne.v school Juis done is-to revise what ho did ten year.s ago. Ito Is the poet of I'aiorgy. "In.the waishehiis be.?-'i not only i,n one branch of the 'service, but in every branch. Wherever thero was a coast;......... . His vi^it to ^Cohgolaud was. of incalculable value-to lielgium. l''or, aside, frorji tlie .�iicourageinent which he W.1S )il>le; to give to lonely servunts of the 'B'eigia'iV Crown workiiig for yipjr . sovoroign' in Kiiols wholly rc-HicilLe,;trom clvili'/.atloii ami .often.un-. ile'r' tho inost discour.iglng circumstances, be m-as able to rectify and put aji end to thousamis ol' abuses and to initiato all, sorts of reforms, indeed it was thank.s to his careful and patient Investigation of life and conditions in Congoliind lliai it had become by tho beginning of the present war a source ot prosperity anlazeltine in Korbes' Magazine. "He expected arrest. Instead be was (old to go home and tell hi.', wife all about it. "And td^morrow inoi'ii-ing,' saltl Mr. Morgail, 'ace me again.' This ejel'lc obcye'll.tiritl Mf- Morgan, to, tho yoUiig fellow's aiitozfcmeiir, hiindcd him in bills tho full amount of his speculation-J'^ilOO-with: 'I'ut that back where yoii took the other frorn. . It-is .a loan from me, and l cspect yoiito rctvirn it as soon as you cap^ lioiie of tlip other clerks know iaxvtblttff^'-Jitinut it. ' Let mo see if yoii v5n't ;^be a "ian.J , - ' 'iAffar many months the yougster r�s'torea','tp Mr.i:Aloreau the last ddl-�liir'ot the;debt.. After coiintlng.a.pile ot'.ft'lilS'Onlils deftic to which lib_had ,n(Vd'c(l' tliose .iust given~him. �jtr. Mor-gftfi'observed: 'Well, my boy,-it was' it bjt, harder saving it than losing .It, �I'll wojri'ant.' Now-, take it Itotno and 'give it' to your Wife. It's a safe bet ilmt site saved' most of it." That's ihe kind ot a man J. Pierpont Mor-gAii was." A SURGEON SKIPPER X rpilOUSANDS have reason to bless' Sir Frederick Treves, the greijt surgeon, wlio celebrated .Ills slxty-fIfth, birthday reoently. .Sir Fredet'ick was tho surgeon in England to operate for tho removal of vermiform appcndi.k In cases ot appendicitis, and it was bo who saved the life of the late King Kilword In June, 190::, Kir l'"redericU'.s fondness for tho sea led him to study for and gain bis ccrtifieato as a skipper. HIS WORST MISTAKE Jl^ORO ailLNKR remarked recently ' I thot the most awkward predicament in which ~he ever found himself .Vns when, as a young ,man, he was invited to attend the wedding of an pld f^'iend of his. . .He had never seen the bride before, but ot course when he was presented ,tq";h(>v,:ha tried tJh*HS.. nnd strength or'iWJiJtcUv art; more .'Often than not camoiVtln^'prORpered e.\:coeding- ^'iU'r'^^�^l^--.1 - �'. � . At the outbreak ot the war there .were:, nom* thirty' 1^ueiBteaifisbip!.; Of .the-world.'. lie w�� also Intorest-,cVUU' effictency. The flmijvelal ailviner� to the \yar Office estimated lUo other day that AnOrtSw ,Weli'tu(d,iaavetVtlip .nation'HO less a aum 'Hittn fifty million pounds c)in-li)g' tht) .year he. Imd . been aorvUig 4l() cpa.QU\ 'of chiet tailor tl.tiit/H�^diiprovlRlon..inei'.�tiant to an : J�m.a.i.'my otitour.or tivo mUHoii men,' And the 1^m;{.,liaM>jn9yei' boon better . clothed (If.better fed. ^ . ,   .It .Jiau' Ijeoa ;a.' marvel of oi'saniiia* itiopj ijjyit then, VA'oir. iHivt.'born .organizer, -'^to Mhowed tlila