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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURpArv:,- NQVEI^BER 9; 19X8:. t'AGE SEVEN 0n Hay Grbiind: BuHFCAPSBY The tall poplars by tho roadside thin out-tlie .highway becomeB gap-toothed. Presently there are only the IjlaSted gkeletons of trees-presently no trees at all. We drive through a murdered valley-Neuvllle Saint- Vaast and Souchez stark In the Sunshine-coping at last by a shell blistered flat to foot of Vlmy. . From' the west Vlmy Rljlge Is a gen-' tie rlge-a hq^'s back we would call it but, from tHe'east which was the side scrap the Canadians had to take, it is a steep overlooking the country for mllo� around. How our men ever too); it In tl}9 face of that wlthorlnp storm, of shot and shell i cannot con-fleive. It seems incredible that' men , sftould heart' that' wave of death and win through.' And'yet the simple fact emerges-theydid It,. The Canadians not only too}c Vltpy Ridge but In,certain pheitered nooks of it they planted potatbes which Our brave allies, the iPortuguese are now valiantly cultivating. . - as the Bocfae had it he could rake us with his fire, detect our every movement, see almost what we were thinking. When I pilgriroed to it one sunny August afternoon, the Boche was still watcjiing: from Lens but he saw as througha giasB'^arkly. I mean that i^ls long-brown "sausage'" balloon, couldn't: get near enough our lineHo mskehts observations worth while. \ . _: One supposes that in peace-times Vlmy ^idge was a pleasant Plcardy - upland of Smiling fields and green ^orchards with sleepy villages . sgat tered here and there. Npw all the trees arafone, the houBes are obllter ated absolutely and the place is as 'bare as ypur, hand. It is worse than bare. .It is 'seaiped and-pitted \yitb that hideous disease called war. It is a convulsed., and agonizing ' earth, tossed and cjiurijed by the n^d fury otlbe gun8.?H0re are no mere liil-locks and .WiJu,mp [. JiiiV|e' ^dti over >i!.,'a ijofip.froni Ottawa, NdV. 7.-It is undJr^tood that the'prime minister will leave'at ai early.date for England to take part In the preliminary dlBcussions Td' specting the terms of peace and to represent'Canada in connection with the peace conference. Ho will have the assistance and advli'o of Sir George Foster and Hon, .'irtiiui- h. Sifton, who wlll,ac(;oiMpaii.v lilm. nnU at a later date, as soon :ik nrKeni duties permit, Hon- C. .1. Dolmrty will proceed to England for tlie .s.'triK! purpdse. lilpyd Ifarrlr, chairman of ihe Cuna-dian war commission a.'. Washington; Prank, Jones, vice-cliairniim of tliB war tji-ade board; lit: .1. w. Robeii.son, C.M.^, representtnK ilu; departmotil. of agirlculture, and r'oi. o, m. niKgar, of the'department of militia and Uo-fense, aiid I>- V. tlhri.stip. ol' Un: department of .external aCruirs, will also aficpipHany and assist t)iu primn min- ister in his mission. The prime minister and the minister of labor have conferred witli tbe president of the Trades and I>nbor congress as to the selection of ft labor repro.'^eDtaUve to accompany the prime minister, and P. M. Draper, secretary of the Trades and il.inbor congress, has been selected 'for that purpose. U. S. CORN PRODUCTION. Washington, Kov. 8.-Corn production this year will be 2,749,11)8,000 bushels, the department of agriculture .today announced in its November crop repprt, eivllig the prBlimlnary estimate of the crop, :::?� ?'t-*-:-? F. G. Forstef. reaig^ea. He win be i purcliasjng agent of all'liquors for" DIFFICULT TO GET " CABINET IN SPAIN. Madrid. Nov. fl.--KIne Alfonso lias asked Count Alvaro rie iMonanones to form a rain-Islr.v. The lattei' has promised to reply by noon today. : in cliarge oc' the bonded warehouse and supervise the store.s in Bdmon- ? ton and Calgarv. .;. ---------_ KENYON CO. ACQUITTED. ) New York, Nov. 9.-The C. Kenyon *> ; Company and six individual defendants weje acauitted by..a jury la the federal court here last night on charges of consplfa^iy, to defraud the gov-I ernment in the matter of rain coats for the TInited. States arniy. The jury-deliberated eight,hours Ixefore return- the shells have broken up the, plof Sole ,W>d:th�(vV�"|ve ih^cts', that mouW fer BiiilerJieith-isakc! 5^ Hk fertilize^. ,^ here WpdetrylBC the Idea that t^ firhtjifc-'Ttwrdr-bf  -vfmy' -TOdgfr "wffi-*1088om all the -richer for the blood ftiiati ttourlshes, them-Om^r Khaya^ land Colonel .JTohiv McP;:ea have se*to sBomething like, it-but I could hare Hiflshed for vsdmethliig Jess precious iti) .do the watering. These .hate (bodies that are dead but' their souls -fgo ipfrchlng.on and the Jiarvest they !l^.lanLiiK,R.aasJ!infc.is.freedpm, : :;mo.a th'ls Gblgotha' 0?; a ^Jmy IlTdjiB is Bmoothed out it will look as pPfaWp" lC'>eJf'toifolin^^^ "Sohthern lAlbena, h dim,* rolllrig l)ralrie,' until , /he tj^ee's ifpW ;ai�ln: wji'e'av If .'will 'bet cosy?JBfcaMy.l)hco worei.iBiit agji^i-' ^ ul ture .wil)(. bfe'J a - thrUlIag ..occupation! ilpr sbifle''ye'a^8f aftft- > th^ 'war-$o  stuffed is yip \earth- wltli de&d shells, jl^nd uddetonated'bombs. It'may look J ike a trifling detail but I would not Bisn viy. X�V}aii,ipl peace . i^hlch, djd liiot InelMfe' Gefman' lafeor battalioiis '^or this darigefPuB soil. Let the -Aad' svolding sky lines. It is no use getting killed un-neceasarily. i^'Besldes there are enough' wooden crosses artund'.here already, not to mention the brave fellows who' were overwhelmc^d where they stood and have no croaaeg to make them unknown graves. The earth Is full ot these lost and bi-are 'heroes. The place is salted with'pur bravest who lie where they niay,iiot be found until Judgment Day. A tboi),aand or so more lucky people; the-fraveyard to I my right but the weather Is doing Its work-the crogaea^^ag, the tin Uga are displaced. PreBently they too, will be forgotten.' Though war hai stabbed tblH ground time and again, reslaylng the slain, it has spared � graveyard or two to'emphasize 'fh^' fact thatthe whole field isAoeldamaJ This other wilderness spattered over with weeds and poppies is one incluv slve sepulchre. The dead are evenjE where, Vimy Ridge -le'va Krave'e casna^^' pf corpses blown away iatoiles aiid masses in overy'^ direction- the earth 'a thin cloak of much rotten^ nesB. There is an oppression of evil about It-evil not fully eixercised. Lens Is not far-awey. "The evil a^IrH waits to revisit the scene of ^ hi^ . crimes.- BverytjilngJs cle�tned n^. but the sense of, teetering evil remains: The dugouts, 80m(J^pfthenv no doubt used'as advanced^ dreBBiqg: stations, have a stale stench of blood aii.d death. Vlmy la .not io dead as the -Soinme-theuboiies. are. -Bare 'but, tjio bones ariTnbf dry/V! ; �': ' V i Some day^'^thiB 'grueBome landscape ,'wlii 'smile.ngalh:. Vimy Ridge will dimple as of yoro. Jitiiily the wooden crosses wlu'^rejaf(Jft�^and hpt many of them-to teif"i|t�tn(?^gir^^ traged^y. When that a.1r�eF^chastAed day arrives I-'would ,}ifi�ff to . aee Vimy Ridge again-btij;: not before. * *   >    � ^ .|;ef'4pv0 to the leyeil ^of-reBtauraots indr sugar manufacttir-ers, the shortage will be fully m|t, '"What is sauce fbi^/t)iegopgp is sauce for the gander.'-' /r,wp pounds ^ month -T-the limit-r-meanB :�ix . spoonfuls | a day.-CtiinifciPwd ^�rd, > . Mrs.. Minnie Scott, Cochrane, wi(fe of WlUlab T- Cqplucane.^'St. Thomas, died tetter a-lehsthf Illness,'' cfeorge O'l/eefe! police magistrate of Ottawa from 1899' to 1917, di^d after a lengthy lIlneBs.' y" mm r When the war is over and won, -when the war worn soldiers come back to Canaaa and home, , / - when the cost is counted, the co,st in precious Jives, in the limbs, eye-sight and shattered health of our noble fighters in the battle lines-'^thjB cost in money, in sacrifice and in self-denial- What part will you have played ? Will you have the right to cheer and say t"-^ "I did my best-I saved^ and denied myself-I leiit every cerit I could rake and scrape to help my country aridi'^ our fighting boys -I can claim a'full share in thel^ glorious Victory because I did everything I could" -Or, will you have to slink shamefaced and con v science-stricken away from the cheering crowds to > your own mean solitude ? - If you buy Victory Bonds-^the duty of to-day-no w-to the limit of your ability with every dollar you ; can raise-then-and only then-can you sayT, , have done my best" Issued by Canada's Victory Loan Committee, in co-operation with the Minister of Fmaace. ol the Dominion of Canada. 77 �A 1999 ;