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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta I SATURDAY, N0VI5MBER 9, 1918 '\.^^Ct:iE..: LTSTiBRTDGE DAILY HER A LO IPAGE SEVEN On Holy Ground. By H. R QADSBY, Tlio tall poplars by tho roadsldo thill but-^tho Highway l)6t!6'iiti8""gap-lootlvetl. Presently thern are'only'the l)lastp,tl alcolelonK ot ti-eos-^'lJreBontljr Ho trees at alii AVe'dfive thrBuglr''a' niurdprcd Valloy~Ke^Hlle \ Saiiiit- Aaaet unrl .Souclioz^Btarlt'Crf tlie'surt-' slilne-cominR lit last by a shell blU-tared jllat to foot of Vliny, From tho west Vjmy Rldffo Is a ijeii-tle rise-a Iior's Imck -ive would cft'll It but trom the ealbt wlilcb. was i the �ldo scrap the Canadians had to'take, It i5,a steep ovei'looklng the country for miles around. 7trow our men e^er �toolc It In the face,of that' wlthyjiing storm of shbt and aholl I cannot'coii-eelve. It soems Incne^'iblo Wi'at ?mdii sUoiild' hedrt, that wave of death and �\vin throiiBhl And yet the simple'fact, enicrges-they did It. The CanddJaTis not only tookVlniy Ridge but^Jn cer-. lain sheltered nooks ot It they planted potatoes which'our brave iilHes, the l^ortiiffuesearc now valiantly cultivating. � , � � I ...^ . Vimy Ridge vris laMeh became It �was necessary ifi oiir buslries's.Ais. long as the Boche had it he cduld ra^e us ^viUl his tiro, detect our every move mont, see alnaost what \ye were think ing. When I pllgrlmed, , Id It^one sunny August aftorrioon, � "the Boche Was still wntchJngr from. Lena but he Raw as through a glass darkly. I mean that hl�, ;long-bwJwn fsausage"' balloon coiildnl*  gei '-^lear ; enough our line to make his observations' worth while. One supposes that In peace-times �VImy Ridge Was a-pleasant Plcardy upland ot smiling fields and green orchards with sleepy villages vscat-tered here and 'thei-e. Now all the trees are gone, the houses are'oblltei;-itcdi absolutely and the place is as bare as. your hand.'it is worse than bare.' U. is � seamed and pitted with that hideous disease; called war. It Is a convuleedi' and . agonizing earth tossed and'churned by the mad fury of th�' guns. Here are/no mere hll-: lioelfs and shell, holes-yawning craters' rather, and, mountainous upheavals with sodden trenches meandering tlirough the waste and ythe cast a bouts of. battle lying everywhere about. The j>rophet had it in his eye wlieti 'he sp,bke Qf ^the 'abomination of desolB^tionr jt J Is a'^: .tortured chaos ov.eifritn ijiobw';. ^ith '"-thistles,.'': much gi'a8*.>:�MtSi't'hat; devil's , chickweed- bftivi)&a!;;^ipei:K-^^ � ;.Tbey';;v?t^atvNaftiire ;win;iJe kind to this .?:&uVjlerea^that the rains will ^m'ttfand wash ttie SQll' iiX^tOifthteirtell, holes\atia four years the land .will recuperate and be yielding fruits in their, seasons The^i^^jltiSlLiMenj^those .who, ,8ay,.., that tliese 'seared ""and''blas'ted ilelds will' b^ more fertile than; ever because.:; the shtdlB hate broken up the'plow SQle and "tie Brave ho'arta "that moiuld' BA undenieath make a ^are fertilizer, �''^le^V la *&iieVjr>,.^nHiiV'Id'ea ��that''-th-' \^�eat fleSs''^pf'^^lSV "'Mge wl b{os3din"iili''tije richier for >fhe blood that nourishes-yiem-Omar Khsyaii gj'pjri!�g�ln "^wheDi^itwl be cosy Plgifird^ .Mce''-ymore. B^^^ agrl-cultpe'y^'m^^^^^^^^ f8r some years after tlie war-so stuffed is, thsvearth with deadVahells and undetonated,^ bombs. It may look like ac;|riflJjp|^.,;diBt&il ,but I would not; sign any terms'of peace which did-not include'German  labor battalions^ tar this darigeroUh soil.'Let the men, who sowed death now reap it. Let tltp Huns dp thevspade work until the mollified earth wijl tolerate plough aiid harrow vfitlibttt-blowing the tar-; lij'or's head off. �' � f ^i^To vleT�:.yiiny;jor Tpres, or any. pilier. scene of deyastatlon is to re^ .^ret that this war shows signs of-ceasing t>efore the allies-have slash^^ 6| across'.the- face pf Germany a scbYm-ob:', wl*b*"and" iiastle of corpses blown'away into heaps and piles and masses in every dire'ctioii- the earth a thin clbak of.much rottenness: Thet%/is an oppression of evil abouU it-evil not' fully - exercised.. Lens is not far awa>. The evil spirit" waits^to rei^isit the .scene ; of hli'. crimes.. Everything Isv cleaned up but-the sense of, festeriiigj evil remains. The dugouts, soinevof them "no doubt used as advanced dressing stations, have a stale stench:^of blood ajid death, VImy is ""npt I'so d&'d'sas , Hie, Somme-the bones are b|re but- the bones are not. dry.. J y ' Some day, this'i girueaome' landscape" will smile again. Vimy kldge will-dimple as ot.yore., ^C)rily;the .wpodeti crpsses will remain-and not many ot them-to tell of .the great , tragedy.' �When that sweet, s^d, chastfened day arri^ves I would wish to see . VImy Ridge again-but not before. , Ot'tai�^(|LK{bjr. T~^U' is ' understdbJ, that the 'prlmo minlstei-, will leave ,at'^ an>par)[y ( ate for .England to take part in the; t jplimlnary discussions re-'; spectihg'-tbe term'^:.i>f peace and tp represent�jGanada*ih 'connection with the peace conference. He will have tho assistance and advice oi: Sir George Foster-and* Hon. Arthur L. SIftonV who win'accompany him, avfd at a later date, as soon as urgent duties "permit, PoUtC, J. Doherty will proceed to Bngland-for/the same purpose. Lloyd Harris, clraltpan of the Canadian'^War cbmmlBsidu at Washington; Franks Jones, vice-^hairma;i of the .ivai* tradybdard; Dr. J. 'W. Robertson. C.W.G.',' rfipijesenting. the department, of'Bgricultijlce, ahd fCol. O. M. Blggar, oi;--ihe departmejnt jof mlUtia and do-.tens,e)-.and L.",V. Christie, ot tlic de-parifineijt of external affairs, will also acc'gmpany aiid 'assiiit the prime min- ister in his mission. Thtf prime minister and the minister of labor have conferred with the president of the Trades and Labor congress as to the selection of a labor repreaentativc to accompany tho prime minister, and P. .VI. Draper, secretary of the Trades and LaBur cpngresa, has been selected 'for that purpose. ' ? ? ? ? ? : ? DIFFICULT TO GET ? CABINET IN SPAIN. �> - A U. S. CORN PRODUCTION. Washington, Nov, 8.-Corn production this year will be 2,749,138,000 bushels, the department pf agriculture today announced in its November crop report, giving the preliminary estimate of the crop. Madrid, Nov. �.-King Al- ? ? ? > ? .> F. O. Forster, resigned. He will bo purchnsin.s ageilt of till liquors for I the vendor's .stores and will also be I In charge 6( tho bonded warehouse land supervise the stores lu Edmonton and Calgary. NEW V|NDOR OF LIQUOR Edmonton, "Nov. 7.-R. B. Douglas, of Edmonton, has been appointed government vendor of liquor la'iila'ce of KENYON CO. ACQUITTED. New York, Nov. 9.-The C KenyoB Company and six Individual defend- ^. �'ants were acquitted by a jury in the * It'.ueral court here last night on charges of conspiracy lo defraud the government in the matter ot rain coats for the United States army. The jury deliberated eight hours before returning its verdict. � .. 4> WAR AND THE SUGAR BOWL        � * ? ? Canadian restaurants are ndt per-mltted^to give their ou^tomejra all the suga^.::;'.they ask, i^qr. Mannfaoiurers' a|id coptectiOners.'bare a\so^.V|!|t: under strict sugar rations; and "-could not well get below t\jelj present mlnl-muaj. (jsWhy diould pftople at home ex-^ get/lli?.'Wdheiijjall.the people', in'pflrate�hPmes"get'"'dcfWn to the leveV of restaurants and sugar manufactui|>-(irs, the- dhortagot wlUibe'''fuHy met. 'What Is sauce for^the goose Is aauoei for the gander." Two poundB.'a month -the limit-means six spoonfuls k day.-'Cauail^ Itod,Board, . Vn. 'Minclj! .^cattvCoclyriina^'' Iflto "of Wllli'am T." Cdohra'ne', ''St 'llaiaB;* ^ied after a lengthy lUnait. ' George O'Keete, police - magistrate after a lengthy Illness. \ � ; ^ % 1 m When the war is oyer and woii, ' -when the war worn soldiers come back to Canaaa and home, when the cost is counted, the cost ih precious lives, in the^limbs, eye-sight and shattered health of our noble fighters in the battle lines-the cost in money, in sacrifice and in self-denii^- What part will you have played? Will you have the right to cheer and say s- '*Idid my best-I saved and demed myself-I lent every cent 1 could rake and scrape to help my country and our fighting boysI can claim a full share in the glorious Victory l^ecaiise I did everything I could" -Or, will you have to slink shamefaced and con science-stricken away from the cheering crowds to your own mean solitude ? If you buy Victory Bonds-the duty of to-day- now-to the limit of your ability with every doLW yoii can raise-then-and only then-can you say f . "I have done my best f9 Issued by Canada's Victory Loan Committee, in co-operation with the Minister of Fmance ot the Domuiion of Canada. ' t '-:ftijiMt;'fe-'n ;