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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, NOVEMBER % 101ft tor UErwmrofin, daw.? wkram* L,Li-LH'JI'JL-LjJt'B->U-lL-IJIUli;iJIMJ PAGE NWti- REFEREE: - I. M. Neutral. - L-A-D-I-ES and G-E-N-T-L-E-M-E-N, The participants in this Battle are: On my LEFT. "DE MOCRACY," World's Champion Protector of Small Nalions. Respcctor of Women and Children. Chief Second. "The Civilized World," Champion of Fair I�lav, Honestv and Humanity. On my RIGHT, "BLOODY BILL KULTUR." The Hohenzollern Hun.* Chief Second, "The Missing Link" (Crown Prince), Champion Woman and Baby Slayer. Bellman for "De Mocracy," Generalissimo Foch. Bellman for "Bloody Bill Kiiltur." Chief of General Staff von llindcnhurg. Timers for "De Mocracy" arc Great Britain, France. Belgium. Italy and United States. Timers for "Bloody Bill luillur" are Germany. Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria. This is to be a finished fight to determine whether the World is to be ruled by "De Mocracy" or"Kultur." (August. I. Place, Front Line Trenches. Reported by Special War Correspondent to the Citizens Lumber Co.) The crowds arc already assembling, and the present indications arc thnt this is going to be the greatest battle the world has ever known. Bloody Bill Kulturc is first to enter the ring, and is met with n volley of applause from his backers. De Mocracy is just leaving his drcssing�room, and the reception tendered him by his supporters resounds until long after he has taken his position in the ring. Bloody Bill is wearing a gruff and surly expression (as is usual), while De Mocracy is full of smiles and unbounded confidence. They arc introduced to the World by the Referee, and the fight is on. Time-Round 1-1911. * -  Bloody Bill rushes De Mocracy to the Tar side of the ring (Belgium) where he is met with an onslaught of right and left jabs to the face. They rush each other from side to side of the ring; now they meet in the middle of the ring and clinch. They break away; Bloody Bill hooks a left jab to De Mocracy's jaw; they again clinch and are separated by the referee. They are studying each other's defence] waiting for an opening, when De Mocracy feints a straight right to the heart, followed by a terrific blow to the solar plexus and a straight right above the heart (Battles of Yprcs and the Mnrne). They exchange blows in the centre of the ring, and Bloody Bill is already, wearing a distressed look, while his seconds urge him on. De Mocracy fresh, and growing stronger as the fight progresses. The round closes with-Bloody Bill determined to score a knock-out, as he realizes this is his only chance to win. The hell rings as De Mocracy goes to his corner full of confidence. Time-Round 2-1915. Both fighters are on their feet at the sound of the gong. De Mocracy plants a solid right to the Hun's jaw (British naval victory of the North Sen), followed by a terrific blow to mid-section (Russians capture Pr/c-mysl). Bloody Bill just misses a hard blow to the head (Allied troops land in Gallipoli Peninsula). Referee warns Bloody Bill about hitting low (German subs sink S.S. William P. Frye). He is also warned about butting with his head (S.S. GufTlight sunk by sub). Bloody Bill hooks light jab to the cheek (Russians retire from Carpathians). Referee again cautions Bloody Bill for fouling (S.S. Lusitania sunk bv sub). Audience hiss. De Mocracy misses another hard blow to the head (Austria-German troops capture Lemberg). Bloody Bill again cautioned against foul tactics (S.S. Armenian sunk by subs). Bloody Bill sends a stiff jolt to the heart (Germans capture Warsaw). Bloody Bill again warned about fouling, and the crowd hiss and booh (Edith Cavell executed). A moment ilater he again hits low (S.S. Arabia sunk by sub). Me asks forgiveness from De Mocracy laying it was done unintentionally (Germany agrees to sfnk no more ships without warning). De Mocracy starts an offensive, but could not reach beyond Bloody Bill's Defence (Allies' unsuccessful attempt to break through German lines). De Mocracy tries a left to the eye, and lands (Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria), but in return he receives a short arm upper-cut to the jaw (Turks drive British from Bagdad). goth gladiators spar in the middle of the ring (Ford's Peace Ship sails), e Mocracy has the best of an encounter (Capt. Boy Ed and Capt. von Pa pen recalled at the demand of the United States Government). They clinch, and in the break-away De Mocracy reaches hli opponent's eve with ' a heavy blow (Sir Douglas Haig takes command of the British Army in Fruuce). De Mocracy is again fouled (S.S. Persia sunk without warning). De Mocracy slips and while on one knee is struck a terrific blow which glances off the side of his head (Canadian Soldiers found crucified). The bell sounds and it is visible to the spectators that Bloody Bill sees Itis chance of winning fading fast, while De Mocracy again smiles at his admirers us tbf seconds start rubbing his arms and legs. Time- Round 3-1916. r j Roth fighters come to the centre of the ring and De Mocracy opens with a blow to the head. They spar studying each other intensely. Bloody Rill again tries a rush, but De Mocracy stands his ground and gains considerable in the infighting (Germany begins the battle,of Verdun). Furious at the outcome, Bloody Bill agnin fouls (S.S. Sussex sunk without warning). De Mocracy receives a slight tap on the nose (Irish revolt in Dublin). During a clinch Bloody Bill offers an apology (Germany acknowledges the sinling of the S.S. Sussex), 'n the breakaway De Mocracy goes after him like a wild cat, with right atul left punches to the body (British Naval Battle off Jutland). The blows delivered by Bloody Bill are landing but contain no power. De Mocracy lands another one to the eve which is slowly but surely closing (Allied Economy Conference agree to boycott all German goods after the war). They spar until they again reach the centre of the ring where they exchange face and body blows until Bloody Bill breaks ground (Battle of the Somme begins). De Mocracy follows his foe and lands several blows in succession (Sir Robert Casement hanged: taly declares war on Germany; Italians capture Gor/.ln). They clinch; Bloody Bill is again butting with his head (German Sub sinks ship off American Coast).. They break and De Mocracy again lands several blows without any retaliation (Emperor Francis Joseph Dies); United States protests against Belgian deportations; Lloyd George heads new British Ministry; Germany propose peace, hut is rejected). The bell rings, and the contrast of the men as they take their respective corners is very noticeable by the spectators. Bloody Bill is losing his speed and strength, while De Mocracy is much stronger than when he first entered the ring. Time-Round I-1917 Bloody Bill rushes from his corner like a raving maniac (Germany announces unrestricted submarine warfare). 'As they meet, he gets right and left punches to the body before he could get his defence in, action (United States severs diplomatic relation with Germany; Kut el Amara taken by the British; President Wilson orders all merchant shios armed; Germany's plot to induce Mexico and Japan to invade United States, revealed; British capture Bagdad, Russian Czar abdicated: Germans retire from Hindenburg line). They clinch and as they break De Mocracy lands a number of other blows that almost puts llloodv Bill out for the count, (United States declares war on Germany; Austria-Hungary severs diplomatic relation with United Stales; Brazil severs diplomatic relations with Germany; Turkey severs relations with United States; President Wilson signs two billion dollar bond issue; United States destroyers arrive in British waters). Bloody Bill clinches but De Mocracy keeps slamming short arm jolts to the region of the heart and Bloody Bill is just about out, British blow up IVtessine Ridge; King Constnntine. abdicated; First Liberty Loan of two billion dollars oycr-subscribed by one billion, thirty million dollars; First American Troops arrive in France; Italians make final stand at Piavc River). They nave to be separated by the referee and De Mocracy again goes after Bloody Hill, landing effective rights and lefts to Blooc'y Bill's jaw. (Second Liberty Loan, three billion dollars over-subscribed;; American troops clash for the first time with Germany; Germans decisively beaten on the drive to Cambrai; General Byng making surprise attacks with tanks): Bloody Biil tries desperately to land a heavy blow to the head, but is unsuccessful (Munition Vessel explodes at Halifax). The bell rings just as De Mocracy lands^'ree blows on Bloody Bill's, alrendv closing eye, (United States declares-war on Austria-Hungary; British Army capture Jerusalem; United States Government takes over railroads). T|ie bell rings and Bloody Bill's seconds have to assist him to his corner aiul are using artificial respiration to revive him. Tline-Round 5-1918. v As the men leave their corners it is plainly visible that Bloody Bill chnnnt survivfe the round, Moeracy lands another clean- punch on Bloody Bill's now closed eye, (Strikes in German War Munitions). Bloody Bill rushes into a clinch and deliberately fouls again (S.S. Tuscania sunk by Submarine). De Mocracy again lands on Bloody Bill's eye (Bolo Pasha sentenced to death for treason). Bloody Bill hinds a severe upper-cut to De Mocracy's jaw, (Russia accepts German peace terms). Thev are now fighting at long range during which time De Mocracy lands a good solid punch to the jaw followed by a right and left to the bndy.. Bloody Bill again starts his' rushes but could not tear down !)e Mocracy's stone-wall defence, (Germany begins stupendous attacks against British and French lines from Arras to La Fere; Paris bombarded by long guns; German advance halted (Germans fail in their offensive against Amiens). They clinch and as they break away ?)e Mocracy again starts at his opponent with vicious right and left punches, mostly directed against the region of the heart, (American Troops occupy section near Verdun; American Army totals one million five hundred thousand men and one hundred and thirty thousand officers: German attack near St. Mihiel repulsed; British sink cruisers in harbors of Ostend and Zeebrugge, blocking Submarine Base). Bloody Bill lauds a short jab to the face and a slight tau to the body. Germany opens second attack on Amiens and breaks through; Germany reinforces Austria to bolster it up). Bloody Bill lands another one to the lace, (Germans take Soissons), but receives a hard blow to the wind, (their rush is halted at Kheims). Bloody Bill again rushes and lands a slight right to the face followed by a slight left and right to the body, (Germans reach Maine and Chateau Thierry). De Mocracy lands another severe blow to the point of the jaw. Bloody Bill a�ain (fits a blow to the jaw, but is short. (Germans start fourth drive he-tween Montdidifr and Nov on and make small advances). Seeing Bloody Bill weakening, De Mocracy starts again wi|h a furious msh landing rights and lefts, in succession to the jaw and heart. (American* take Belleau Wood; British, French and Italians drive Austrian* across Piave; German Foreign Secretary declares that war cannot be ended by military victory). To save himself Bloody Bill asrain fouls. (Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle sunk). This only makes De Mocracy determined and he again starts at bis foe with right and lefts to the head and heart, (More than a million American men in France). At this point it is easy to see that Bloody Bill cannot last much longer und De Mocracv renews his old attack of right and left blows to the jaw agjri heart, (Germans driven across the Maine; Checked Fast of Rhelms and stopped at all points; Allies open the greatest offensive since l!)17; Capture all towns between Soissons and Chateau Thierry; Japan sending Army into Siberia). The? clinch and again Bloody Bill is cautioned against foul tactics, (S.S. JtuUcjg sunk by a submarine). The referee had difficulty in making Bloody MR break away. Bloody Bill tried hard to land but he was again met mitt terrilic punches to the jaw and heart which have been landing with ttH" success, (Allies cross the Marne, British make important advance, Kheims; French take Oulchy; Germans retiring from Rheims; British I''reach drive right flank South of Soissons; More than two million American soldiers in France; Fourth Liberty Loan of six billion dollars OVtP* subscribed; Germany evacuating Belgium and France; Bulgaria has mttdt an unconditional surrender; Turkey and Austria-Hungary crying for fwtfn at any price; Canadian Victory Loan Drive of three hundred million dollars started). This blow brings Bloody Bill to the mat in an almost h�fe> les:, condition and as the referee .shirts counting him out, De Mocracv fretf and going stronger than ever, smiles to his attendants and says: "NoUly the People ot Canada, that I can put him out any time from now op, prt� vidiiig they will give me the assurance that (hey will not fail in raining the required amount of $:<(]u,000,ulM) or over. Even if he is counted OPT now toy expenses and my assistants, (soldiers andj nurses), have not paid to date. So in order to meet these ex peases, every man, woman ( child in the Dominion will have to buy all the Victory Bonds they afford to handle, so my men and myself can get back home with ail | debts paid. We vftuit to leave as soon as we break up camp." Bloody Bill takes the count and raises the white flag, carried by fnn^ delegation to Generalissimo Foch. Contributed to Victory Loan Campaign By The Citizens Lumber Company, Limited ;