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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Si m SIS* WlSYEAIfDECLARES PTE OUPEN, 22 MONTHS A PRISONER SftlBtory of hardships endur-�Hr G�rman'>prt8ons c�uip8 over a ioa:�itendi'&g from .Tone 2ud, 1914>, taihe WAS captured by the' Huns at third.battle of Yphsa, till April of this year when hb was exchnng-through Holland, Pte. Thos. Dupen Lifethbridge. who arrived home on and'tJied past experiences deemed mighty tame. �. '  .' ^rte. Dupen'-s party vrere nvorking at the apex of an advanced trench fit for cattle, let alon^^men. , ; Sulmaa was a.iort ,ot coBcmCfatioia and quarantine camp. Srerybody had toUAp Bbath and be fumigated on itx-hval, and vwithlo: the heiiCfew days they frere Incculated five tiineB and .vaccinated ' onee.; ^here' i^jkb little work to do but this f�ct was uore than qounterbalanceO- by the rotten food. A' little aquare of black bread a day, subatitute cotfee, aoup and ailhUng meat was the daily menua protection for the men in case of bom- Tnen one day 100 of thB_men of the bardment. and it was in that sap that camp were picked and sent on a^work- Mq much and wlU.-^be, alright with Twenty-two months'la German; loii camps no.better than hell-holes a't tended to sotten'Pte. Dupen's Ji^art towards the ravlshers of Bel- ^iHere'iS Pte. Dupen's story as told to the Herald reporter on Saturday siRemoon: , ' In (he fall of 1915 Pte." DUpen. who ^3 then in Lethbridge. tried to enlist,with the 13th Mounted-Rifles, but �w*s turned down here as medically ^flt He went to Pincher Creek then �id succeeded in enlisting with the Tinlt on his second attempt During fhe winter he transferred to the Engineers and volunteered ��'lth a draft ff the Second Tunnelling Company Which left Calgary oa January loth. Captured "it Yprea Third Forty days' tntlningin Kngland and - Ifontreali 'ii-OrjiitsLs.-i-A resolution- de-' mandlnc'^^nt A.''��Me be sent imme-^ diately to PronSer Borden calling upon him tb/dtfaaMkit the peace confer^ ence that evMT Han criminal, r from^ the kaiser: d^wn^^^be baled before a court of'the allied nations and, given such puniihmenti:&8 the atrocities they have comttlCled-'and' encouraged ^deserved, ^wasA'adbiit^d^by the Canadian Club here!,ye�,�rdi�y. the. Germans foimd them; Two.Generals There Alao ing party-bridge construction on the ty was awtid.'t owing to the fiaiQre,ot the Red Cro'os parcels to arrive. Pte. Dupen didn't know why unless it was that the German transportation sys- if \ IV * E^onfoii, Mfdlhne Hat>an^ Calgiiiy Arefhte cities Select^ , ' ^Kdmonton Joumfil).' When the soldiers come back from ov^raeaa.^tho Alberta men -will be discharged from three dispersal centres, BdmontOn,> Calgary and Medicine Hat. Trains Of 460 men for each of these points will be made "up at the ports Rhine five kilometres from Coblent�. tern was overloaded and couldn't hai^-.^r*^*,,-^^ hrouKht direct , Ills rather remarkable that Brig.- A great four span bridge was being; die them. He blames it on the Qeii?-tS,J5*Xir n�R�^^^^ Geueral Williams of! the Canadians erected by prison labor. The party man military^authorities. At any rate ^*V' aSfirM�rin AihertT^te^^ was In the s4meslieller. wounded at was bl"eted in a little barracks with , those four months showed what would the- UmSi and he -was taken prisoner rotten accommodaUon. It was crowd-' i-i-i--^^-iti-..u;,-... Tenchlng the three demobliiaauon �ia TEA ^ ' amd most people drink i^t Do you have it in . : your lionle? at the same time. Brig.-General Mer- ed and dark. From six in the mom-cer of the Canadians had been witli Ing till seven at night they worked, .have.^haiipehedvj^e boys without the : ^^^g aid of the Red''Cross. They got very thin and weak, abd broke out with This plan awaits formal ratification the party and tried to fight his way with a couple of hours off for dinner, ecaema and boils "and all manner of ^^"^ council, but ac^-ordlng to to the Canadian lines but was killed Then at nine o'clock at night their illnesses. Pte. Dupen went sick ahd'^loward Stutchbury, secretary of the in the effort i outer clothes ,w*e taken from them had to be sent on farm work three:-^'^ert* Returned Soldiers comnns- kilometres away. This was ^ go^. ^ioH. yn^ has just, returned f>om a send to him. for though he had been ^IP^ '?l*'t"^?' "J^ ^^^^i^v^.^T/hi .-------....................... ------------ - - ........ .....- eVrniug 18 cents a day on the bridge scheme that has been laid before the tie party were forced to walk 17 to arrive from the Red Cross. Three j work and now would receive only six iauthorities by tne aepart-or 18 kilometres while they were be- parcels a week arrived, and sometimes ! cents, tUe food wa^ much better. Thddemobilisation in Kngland, ing exhibited to the people in the private parcels. The boys picked up German farmers, being tlie men who '^^^''^'y Once a prisoner,' Pte. Dupen Was and they were locked up in the bar-taken to Mannheim for the first night racks. But food conditions wer& a on German territory. The next day little" better and food parcels began \ ~ PEACE CONEERENCE London,''Xov. IS.r-'Fiana for the, ap. preaching peace conference are dls-I, cussed by the morning newspapers German \-iIlages as real live Canadians physically after that and quite often from the couiftry of the savage red enjoyed themselves in�. quiet way at Indians. Then; for three days the/the expense of the Germem guards, party, travelled-in- .box cars landing ' at Dulman, Westphalia. This was a then on to^ the ."front- The,party of j terrible trip. Seventy men were load-! produced the foodstuffs saw to it that enough was hid away to feed themselves pretty well. At Six Cints a Day! During this time he-slept in a barracks in the village. He was the only method of dealing-with the question. FIrat Needed, First Returned It is praotically certain that, the men will not be brought back in battalions. The more.probable, plan will be that they will be relumed accord- London, Nov, 18.-Since allied ship; ping has been convoyed on the vari- . ous sea routes leading to the principal^ and, according to^ the, Daily IBxpress,  A Hunger Strike It was while in this, working party Wlilch Pte. Dupen\was a jmembir reach-' ed inio eaih box qaV. which are far ' !i^L^il;H?^"^o?ht5I^?i^ European porta, more than 28,000,000 tons of foodstuffs and 35,000.000 tons of war munitions' have been brought to Elugland alone:' The total number of! vessels which' have crossed the seas I;in .oonvoys ^eince the Inception of &ie system )ip to late October was arrangements are neirlng completion. The Express, wSich is generally well Informed on political ^xnattera, adde! that the British delegatiss have*, not yet been selected finally, but probably will include Premier Lloyd ^George, Doner Law, chancellor of the excheq- cent. BiBfdrfe thjB ssysteii wa? introduced Great Britain was losing about tnemto^get rood parcels,, The result for him in the morning at sir o'clock preiBrenca u� �i�cu ^a,. 10.per cont;of the food ships. Convoys I was, that one day the whole hundred and took him back to the barracks in men who have been overseas the loss to approximately 1 � �f J?.*"*^*l'� eveninK>fit nine. His noaS meal loosest but the nwo schenjes will be-P" ^e^t � fivaf .orgM(^|edAon* was brought to him in the field, aid worked together. , " �ducef to^fi Tn'mimhifr ZZ^ he.was.given only enough time to eatY The plan is proposed from England ^.n?=l They, were it, none being -allowed for rest It'----------r.-^ ?_ adamant. So the German, under of - i was a case of eat; work and sleejj: "  \ \ � �� 1 r f> ALWAYS IcM^aiNnolFieM yoo feel � ttekling in yonr i thfoatand w�atii>;cQiigli,pat � Fep* taUet ia yonr moira. The mediciylu fmnes ^vea' .off :l>7 tte^ dissolving Peps laliiifle#ithtfaeainroa6rnitliei naBke the'Pine Forest air of: Switsqrludjjreach e^ery no(rfE; �nd onrner of the tluroat and ^Inngs,iivlieie the danger lies. Peps bathe the breathins tubes with a g#rm-destroying ',vapor,.which is a sure safe* gvuwd against infections movement of with his farmer faard. and was takfei S^"5*',i^^^ lw� nfpv'^xvMn S Dominion trrf6ps and comprised 32 ;;;rm'a;7oS:rm:;."The"yw;re ^hrhlrchai�'i;i;^r'^^fso^^^^^^ exLtrwL"e^re'h'erarrg'oinV."C^^^ ^Jl^hout"ISss Jrom^'"the"'" '^"'^""'^ were convoyed Far BaSt to heads up and their faces, to the sun. r.Th.h� hf ' sorted into trelnloads for thoir re The German guards were there with ^^J�L'^^!�^lt^,r} l^^l^^l,^: spectlve destinations, loaded Hfles and fi�d bayonets, and ISs^^e'^y KSf ^p^sX^ ' He used to talk'wUh the officers quite Employment Bureau* '�The trains that will .bring the're;. mm J �: the under officer gave orders tZ^^.^1Z^i^ "fhnf 'p^* ii',,pn �� a 'Ot about the war. The kept twning veterans to the west will be i1 fw tTff/.n telling him how Hassia had been put heavy cross-cbntinant specials, carry- fn. ,l�r fr^vL^^^^ Of the War. and of the blow given ing from 400 to 450 men each, and in nf�^r".7,^o t�h1nrt^Jn.^J^^^^ lUU-iu^the tall of; 1918, and declared -the,case of Alberta they wilj be h^- ?,.of/,^fr iff t,^. � h^,^^^ war would be over with the Gor-' ed for the three dispersal centres on^ ^, hil !f7nn/w-fjr*V; L fht .^^n ""ans the wlnuers by February, 1918. ^ly. All men for the sQuthern part al J^Jhn,M^2 Dupei-laughed at him, telling the province, ticketed to Medi- moved round "le pos Hon of the men ^ � U^^^^ ^j^^ Hat, those for, the-'Calgary and H 11 -^^^ * of the monster American army central districts to 'Calgaryj .and all K au ine lime. t  if ' ' that was coming.-r The under officer north of'Red Deer to Edmonton. r ^-T'^l- 1.4 grew wrathy and said the Yank8.comdi.;Mr> Stutchbury conferred -whili in :tJZ t officer be- j^^^j. g^t an army over there that otuwa with General Ashton." -In. gan going abont among them, and tell; ^omIA amount to anything, and any- ibarge of administration affairs,, M^d* ing aiem there was a good dinner .n the milUons from, the Vrt^ offimirtf the depMeht o7* fr&h^�� V^7n ^"""^ ^^"""^ The latter proposes to^ estab- Thlf^�i!^2ff ^iLfJ^ ff?- """"^ Tanks iiah a system of national; employment h^v- w�S?l.^,^f .^..i could arrive, This was the solemn bureaus throughout the dominion, and wT.Tiot A . - ..^ of-the people^ ��f Germany last the co-operation of the provincial gov- o^�.li n^rl f�^^^^ .^^^ fall; and it was also generally accepted emmenfe has been asked for. ed and he and the-under officer went I mat "February of this year was the! J- ' up and down the lines, whispering to I date set to finally uwin the war. ^It - ^ the boys/ so that tte fellows along-' was .this confidence only which made ^de couldn't hear. "You might as well conditions in Germany at all bearable give up." he, would W:','That-fellow to the German people themselves, for next has told u� he was ready to .t that time they had no fats, they quit _No use trylBK fo^pnt thi? over -v^ould give'a prisoner oi> war almost alone,' or words to that effect. .Then anything for a cake of soap, they re-he would pass on Md.baleful g^^^ Reived meat only �>^ i"^^^^ During the last two months Pte. Tt^'w'.�'%hl-^WhinV**,,^^^^^^^^^ o'"P��^ on farm work he was ill. � T2^\�*^5f � H� somehow hurti his back on the so Jielped. The boyg kept,their uni-^^^j^ the fcrbublo grow i forms looking in good condition,.'.'The ^^^^ addition i eczema again > Halifax, N. S., Nov. 19.-^Wldespre8d Oeraans never had anything on us y^^^j^^ 1,3 g^mto the hos- shipping damage duo to the severe ^ K\ - A^^^^ Coblenti on Nov.V 17th. He storm that swept over this section i-I^Lf^fif^ v�!.'tn" S>� � month.and tfie German last week was reported today upon the ^I^JfLZ.^^^J^^J^i^\Zl'.^ SZ' doctors diagnosed his .trouble as tub- restoration of wire communication �fJ^.nrh^?^^f.i^i-?i;-^r.^^^ with points along the coast, t-^^ka for LeenWr ^^^^^^ was sent on tojhe main camp at Lim-i i, addition to the steamer Cas> weren't so bad T^bovr^^^ in January, mSr He waited capedia. which Vas. abandoned and set werentsobad. The boys dldn t work ^^^^^ under me-iical,care lintU there on fire by her crew aftej/drifting help- aas a party sent to Aachen near tho leasly/ in the storm oft Cape Race, Holland border for final examination Sunday, the steamer Lake Manitoba, by thFee German doctors. He. was 9^264 gross tons, and two schooners X-rayed and pronounced definitely as ^et with mishaps. The Lake Mani-suffering twberculosis of the . spine toba was being towed inhere .today and marked for England.. On April tjr jt government cruiser. The schoh-8th this year.'while the German drive er Daisy Vaughn was driven ashore by was at Us height, he crossed the.Dutch border and went to Rotterdam and thence to England. IiiS;Lpndon he was welcomed by his pareBts.iwho are living there. � A Pleasant Surpnse-^ Pte. Dupen says he got the surprise of his life in Ix)ndon.  He mounted a bus to go to hi? parents' home from the hospital, and one or the,v�rst| xfter �ring the ship So that" she ^^l*^^ was.a^^bakers 8hop,.^,uia-j,ot be a menace to n'avlgaUoh. With the windows full^f fine looking ij^^ds on Btoard were taken off by white bread or it looked tptlUm to bo B,,tjgji gteamer fielleroppon. The pure white after-the .Wack bread he cascapedia sailed from tliia port for had been living on fpr,22 mont in gt. Johns. New/ouridland, late.jThurs Germany- There seemed to~fbeplen-i(^^,,jti, a fiill oargo.l^puch of ivhich ty of everything as .compared- with ^kd been brought'froia'New York and! Germany, and he knew.'tben that.the Bogton 1 German story that the'.British werev KarlySUndAymbrniiig radio opierat-worse off than the.tQermans ,i,n 'tike ors here picked up a call reading: matter of food was a� lie.made out of 1 f blood.polMnlag. tdfc, the storm near Port Hood and was a total wreck and the schooner. Richard Linthicum was' badly damaged when she struckjOn Bunker Island. The foi--mer was towed bacls to Yarmouth, leaking. /  Last reports from the Cascapedia were that the bulk was still afloat g^aa burning.^ A second message, a short time later* aald th9 steamer, was ''sinking Lethbridge. He is glad to find, condi- fasfi The mairi^e idepartment sent tlons so prosperous here, and expects several rescue vessels. Other steam-to remain In the city. He^ili be here ! er� which.heard the call also hurried to welcome back'a n'uniber>4�f Leth-i to the scene. Later wireless reports bridge boys with whom be: was a, priv told of the abandoning of the vessel, soner of war in OeriUany. There iS' The L&ke Manitoba, formerly own-Jack Longworth. brotb^erqf President ed by the Canadian Paclflp railwaj, Longworth of the OiW-ViAvt'BYed was bound from the Great Lakes to Parker, au old Sons 'of^,E!ngl#iid foot-; this port and was oft Sable Isla/id .Sun-bailer, and Joe McLea^. Pte, Dupen day when she sent out her distress was with Pee. Longworth'praetlcally calls. A cruiser an^ anpther vessel the whole time in Odrmany.until He'answered and reported that they were left the bridge gang; V He was: with , towing .l^er here., .;-^:,v^^-^^^^^' the other boys only a coiiple^^ 6 Daisy Vaughn was.^ en months. He de6Jare�'these bpyfl'-�fill route from Sourls'for.'Sydpeyiwith a be mighty glad to get back to I^eth- cargo of oats,'^. potatoes., and^tumlps. bridge, after more t^h two yW* ja Tjiwas loaded with coal IKriand of the HuaiT � *, i > N.J., for Dartmouth. OFFICIALS OF THE ALBERTA iPBOVINCIAL^ BRANCH HAVE ISSUeD THE TOLLWiNG CIRCULAR TO RED CROSSWpRktRS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE, AND DESIRE TOyDRAW THE  ATTeNTiOW t>F THE PUBLIC GENERALLY TO tHE INFORM. ' ,ATldN.CONTAINED THEREIN: ' DeXr SIR OR MADAM. 1 1 Th^ last few days have seen the cessation of hostilities and . the world Is practicaUy assured of a satisfactory and, we trust, a lasting peace. While great issues have been shaping themselves abroad, our people at home Jiave been engaged in combating the ravages of an epidemic, during which members of � our Red Cross" Branches haVe volunteered their services-to nurse the'sick and to assist the siitfei^ng by every means in their power. "The organization of the Red Crosslin Alberta has been placedat the disposal of the Public Health Department, and Red;Cross "Supplies ,havo been sent to Influenza patients in all parts of the Province. Under.'these circumstances, wo take this opportunity of congratulating all our Branches on the splendid work which has been accomplished thi'ough . their:,efrorts!--: .;� The Canadian Red Cross Society is a,-nvai--tlmo organliatlon, and " hostilities have ceasecl. '. ^ ,' "' ' . . Z-^' (2) '^'The-needs of our Invailo-Soldiers, who are retunitaehqme' must be met and comforts and supplies will be required,In Canadian! Military. Hospitals. for many laonths to come. ~ v/ � � - ' / (3) At the prg^eni time, the attention of the Canadian Red ,QrMa^ is directedr to -^e - one ofithemostdmportant lectors in our national lif^.ijftnd as such it is -felt that the poBBibility of, utilizing this great* brganiztftiori for promoting'the, health and welfare of the CHUadian pedple*lh time of...... pgace, must be considered. > This question" will be fully discus/Sed at the coming meeting of the Central Council on the 26th Inst., 'at' 'whiA representatives frpm Alberta, .will be present. The results of this , .Conference win be laid before'our people as soon as pbssibl^' there-after. In the meantime we ask that you will direct tbe-attenlibn of your workers to the information contained In this circular, j, ^ Yoflrs faithfully', . ' " , : "\ iS-.BENNE-TT, Presi^nt,'"'' ' , . ^.-vf -^"-ivjARVt'jyNkHAM,- ' �' ,' '\'''  M/VPV f. WAA9EN) Jolttt'Pficretiirles. Alberta Prdvlncisf ,BrJtiibh. W ' Ad.- b'i, "TTT 8764 ;