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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta KltlDAY, NOVKMliKU 17, A SIMPLE AND A _WELL-TOLIVrALE Chaplain Writes Remarkable Sketdi From Firing Line PACK SKVKN Seated hi a dugout In Ihe front-line ronchos in'franco. Capt. .1. E. Ilamil- on. chaplain of the Second Lincoln, ihlre reBlmenl. wrote a romnrltnbly iruphic. yet moilest and simple letter o a well known lady ot This letter is but a sample of the hun- Vcils of similarly clever word descrlp- Ions coming from the front, nothing 'nrlit or. boastful about It. just a well- old story couched in modest IniiBuaKe, mt descriptive and interesting to a leeree It reads as follows: I am sitting in a ihiEO.it in our front it used to bclont! to tbn Cer- iums. One can still Imagine .be shost it Hans straffing his servant for spill- is not unusual, bilt what it out ot the ordlimry was that he nuked cacli lady if did not see (It lo marry him, at least to write him a let- ter. This One Advertised The hunger tor letters is far greater than tho hunger for material food, so that when a man falls to gut sufficient Hiistonanee o't an epistolary order I from his friends, lie looks up the ail-' vertisements of patent medicines, and finding tho addresses, sends a letter of congratulation to the lady who gave the testimonial, and so tho correspon- dence commences. One lonely soldier The Coming and Going_of_Sam part In war. They Hughes touched tho Prime Sir Hubert Uordcn Is not lo Iw pil- ed In tlic Hughes' business. He irotlght it upon himself when he In- vitet! Lindsay C'olojie.1 to join thc Ham's Just published ice Knows that he dldi think Ihe premier backed him up pro l-onldn't lell rlBht had CITOI wl.li bis army. rjmalia's lirHiiln In interri-re lie was ggini; lojiia'ii; money just a.' lie tint w! to run Cau-; at tin onlv a.la's array ill Klujand'as well as in Holier did Sir Will, lloberi-; cabinet. Tbe appointment al '.he lime and l.eoin was lauglielld at who knew mies. 1 hey liktl Col Sam ami his characteristics. How he ever sot Into iho'caulmil lias never been explained, except thai it was In- sinuated C.N'.lt. Influence placed him Micro. Almost every Conservative us arch fin--1' at by all who mlos. "licl-v h.Ut-sli'd Sam warm, excitu'l and klic Is characteristics. How aii.1 Sir Thomas must luno pen ami he wrote. Inn. llm'caulmil lias never task lit remaining ...I premier lire enh. IP i Imrhfit; in it; til V said at Hie start Sir Hobert "chaps MTV is not lo yiUiral. He knew Sir Sam ivlieu the idea was nug. j ulion In- was plain Col. Ham. M.I'. Me warm excitu'l and knew him when he wrote lo lion. Hill- I ,.how hlm whl.M d "me ami my man Ttirpin" I tile lime ol' tin- riouth Al- clean war. Mayl'e he dirt not. him when iu- about his !'iglu OT tlK- strei-ls ot1 Lindsay with Richard Kyllo, but he <.-ouhl have found (in: about ii. Sam anyway was tlni he had been lo (loll. nil countless others 111 Camilla, He nsiiiiialcil thill the premier was a cotTeotHil ililll. Sir Cl1 it'. i: ioes Tllut liart ol' it tnak good stury if tin: of iuld tell il. when San, spent money aPP mi-} on( ,1 a militia council in hugland. h.i ol- militia in Kng. ,d hospital .mil t cutting out all manner or things, witlioiil. askinK ovcrliuuring before lie was I alien in! the Ho had a reputatio: then as a letter wriler. He was friend of the lloss rifle. Sir Kobcr choosinK an aood S.iui ar 'he relaini-i-i h al'- IC-I all kilnly of crooked Jn.i.s ii cd at the slart to be. by Sam1 intelligence or Lindsav. Out. 'Hie fan-'government I think it is the of every., s Russia Will Not Ap-isljoved his collcagiics all lo one Next Year Hughes 'family, and turned down the] to the friends of his colleagues. Il was al- the ea Dord must, have known he was purchases had been expose I. ufk i, dumped, lie knew thai association with John Alln-ci meant been given Ihe lisli of da; .ute. under liiiii.! continued purchases ol AOSI nflos M.-.1 Sam's eyes are uooil. ile so Ii' Roer oi-en e nity had been, hurt for the [Time Mill- says. "You must surely realize that I cannot retain in the goveru- dians and Hrilishcrs had been snarlc-d al. and criticised as Kitebcacr, I-auricr and I.essanl. All th. were passed over but whr.i Sir was Impertinent to Sir Ho'jerl and ve- fuscd to obey his orders the UiMr whom the premier selected as iri.'i'.iE- of inilitia, had 'o shoot tho thev write tne war aim r ivnnamn huv'oc. The genuine soldier is usually! authorized very simple. 1 enclose von a specimen'" of iin entirely unsolicited testimonial This man for personal The v.-ar is won today, though n speculation to estimate be renuir- I don't think anyone at home knows -Hie strain of the days before battle, when the shadow is gathering sub-; stance from day to day until the grlni irl out to mend wii, reality stalks through the war and i (rojiriies was known in Ihejhuw liiucn more HIIK- Ismoke. I remember so well hcmg ,j t Ull, ,.wirc King." and bisjed before the enemy is Ilowii with some of our men when they I that the cause, for the sake of which lhad been heavily of them f H lie ilrcnched Europe with blood, is Iwero lying on the ground gamiliiK out i Mopes tor ocat I irretrievably lost. Itheir lives and I heard a hoarse voice "Aux Hospital. liirkenncail. u.-a, Ol- Hnmania into the mv car- "Thank God. sir. Iho peo- a Hue lo let yon know 11 war )lils changed the situation, for it Inle at 'home arc spared sights like I have arrived in England. Jly arm is, HK at a time when llhese" I thought II so astonishing, a j going on well, but the bullet passeu he was for troops. Icomnionplaee man there In the dark-1 right through the nerves, so tho line by Imndredn of aildi- Iness with two of Ills companions i is useless at present. I am 111 a flue 1 it is true that line and not a thought of'the danger i hospital at present. We arc tile .lssisling ally was in l.imself-only a sWi of I wounded to be liorc. :so fcv flanks, il is like- Ithankfulness that those whom he loved leave you to guess what thav make of. ff-.sp u.c thc l-n-ere spared the terrible sights I feel thankful that I saw ,hu could afford his seen, rob war forever of its nishl as I got out 'o (ntcred i, to KOO ..-our face. Hope: r 'ler1 hadC hllve anybody snarling. aiitliorized statement by liener.il! Brusilotf of which the following; are extracts: Germans let til lup aiill said; can't send this there's not a word of truth in it. What linade you write Would Buck Him Up "Well, sir, my chum was getting a j Ibit down in the month about, the war. j soon aa would reach the aiil station i Ivlng exposed to the sun lor twelve i liours without bandage or water bear-( lid not. roll over for fear of: tonce seen, rob war forever ot us sior-itnat nifiin as i BUI oni. nflhe same way may I tell you he such r. cheer to see tlie war. the story ot one of. our own men who you are still ail right; don t rus into rciuaiu any wrote a great, letter, in the course of the danger zone for the s a e things u[ [helr cau, which he said: was in when I left yon could fheer IUM "Dear Chum: We went over the a fellow up more when lie has got illrl.ady have lost the milia- parai-et last night and entered the little way clear of Ihe noise. tivo nlld are difficulty in re- Clerman trenches, killing SOU, and I sure God iiean our simple ltussiil llas 11OL eame back without losing a man." thai day and showed proteitii ,M lhc zenith of her power, Tho company commander called him I care to us. for I ilidn I tliink I evei on v 1 ........i. atnltnn alive aitei navc nil best army since the begin- if the war. en this year we have been oh- Ibit dow'nln 'the'month war. I soon as 1 could get Inferiority In malerlal anil .heavy j and I thought it would buek him lip not writing on the bottom ol pa- ma. a bit." replied the man. I per. but having one ha ill I can 11 ,wlth "Oh, well, you must re-write it." iwork on the liouom 01 uiu ._ "Very.-well, sir." Two hours'later he came hack aud Jfcalil "I want to see the company com- and when that worthy officer 1 asked what lie wanted, he said: I "About the letter, sir; whore I said I we killed SOO 1 make lit 1 Ills only thought was. of course, to I buck-up the people at home. Wishing of my mates that knew me. superiority in human resources should steadily increase as} long as the war endures. The I soldier tries to keep up the morale of I the home folk. A letter tame to be I censored this week which said: I "Dear sorry to hear I that ray poor brotlier Pat was woiind- I ed, and I i-.opc lie will soon be in the I pink hut. don't you be afraid. I the good old British Empire is all I right yet, for there are still two r at the front." I writing an identical proposal ot I rlage to threo different ladies. nd send a population out to Puncll, ol lie- 1 body. even popuaon o o out of one of lil5' 'otters to Puncll, would lie- the artist. Townsend. drew a cartoon tailtisaiaauli uf iue ...tr ifor the story, and Mr. Punch me maud the to a definite and final victory ucK-nn tne people at uumc. iur uiw ro a UUUIULW rtnu i lust one other instance of bow the ten shillings. I'm not proposing that ft tlie price ui.u ._____ T lltltlk wbRll ten you should do the same. I think when you read my letters you have paid] CONCESSIONS BY BOTH highly enough for them.' Winnipeg, Nov. 11.80 last j PEG WILL GO INTO I night the strike oj the Crescent I MUNICIPAL BUSINESS Creamery company's employees was i called off. anil the drivers returned; to work on their customary routes this morning. According to stale j ments made by thc company and the men "concessions were made by both j sides" The sole Cause of which 'started Saturday morning, was i tile refusal of the company to recog-. nize-the union with which the drivers: ries, owned by the city. were ar i lalen. will ask the legislature for power to go SB ssi We Want You Men To See The New Fall Weaves i "DIRECT FROM THE MILLS" Choice of new stock! Materials bristling with snap and stvle: Tailored to your measure and careful attention given to the little tlctaijs of tailoring- that show so little and mean so much. Any of the new fas'mon .plates. N'ott can't fail to be' interested. bul-ol-Tpwn-Mcn We send samples to any address. We receive numerous requests daily, and our mailorder department i? fully equip- pe'd to supply you with assortment from which you may choose. We positively gnaraiitee'tllc same satisfaction in fit-.is if yon were a resilient here. Do pot hesitate to send for samples. MADE TO YOUR MEASURE 2O to i Mills Co., IU.' Coaldale Block, Lethbridge J Overcoats in Scotch mixtures. Heather Mixtures, Plaid-back Gray Meltons. Brown. Tan and Dark Green Mixtures, Ulsters.. TJlsterettes, Double Breasted Overcoats and Chesterfield models. Well made and extremely serviceable. Suits In smart snappy models, conservative and dignified designs and models.'Wonderfully good value at Chaney's Silk Ties A. rare opportunity lor thc early selection of holiday gilts. Men's fine silk neckwear. Large flowing end shapes. Made from short lengths of this season's newest and most stylish fine grade crav- atings. Specially Priced at 85c and Men's Shirts Mercerized and Madras shirts. Arrow brand. An unusually line selection of very smart patterns in the best qualities, with starched or soft cuffs. Specially Priced at and MEN'S FLANNEL SfllRTS In gray, brown, tan and navy and fancy stripes. Specially priced at and Men's Pajamas Extra heavy flannelette Pajam- as in choice designs. Small, med- ium and large sizes. Specially priced at and LOUIS Men's Sweaters Made of soft brushed wool in the newest weaves. Roll collar models. Specially priced at Fifth Street Sonth Lethbtidge, Alta. ;