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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta >AGE EIGITT TI1K LCT IJEIUIJ) KIUDAY, NOVKMBEK 29, 1918 A POINT OF VlfcW Lliut. J. B. Morton Ite a 'peaceful' said I. "It Is ealJ he. And ludoej, 19 spoke, our voices >oj Ihe voice o( tho Mlsy HUle HreBiB were Uie only Bouuili. Autumn lid come arnonf Ite oven busy Jn tSeiedi'tsrows. We were nandlbc 'in filopliit ground, vrllli Ihe JlUnce'iw- our rlftl, acJ we bid a jred tar- I had not lor two My sUm >f him had In ono o[ thoso ler- Government nl Ollnwn Instructions to That A Year's Service THE 31st Of OCTODER, 1914 Memories it the Battle of Ypres. Q OTTAWA, Nov. Canadian expedlllou 'Etnerla Is goms 'or' nard la Hi destination. Tho govern- ment liM and lustruellons (0 that cat will go forward. Since Ihe armlEIke was slcneJ tlioro hive Leon double fls to Us elfect on ihe and cables with Ilia wai otitte have beeu eichjnscd. ._ On IhB auenglli ut advices wlilch m0ntli o[ October done, tbat our have been Ibo force of the Alsne VnMey wero remaking In Canada ivlU be dis- LX pirntc In ibc rolrospect. On tho as inflfl as possible li> Join i ve had" lost men; now svere illy n Survivor, In Iho Jxmdoll Times) i-Liiue up froiii llie Alsnc >vlth a singular inlfCiniKpllon of what was before na I" Hnmli-rs. Wr told our solves that IUu war would soon bo over now- crilmlsis LOW as ever wo were In the Old Army, all our trials ol Moils anil Uie that ii would uc> en easier country to fight in, a welcome- i-lumgo alter oil luoso lli'jrslone hills, wlicro every rock and nine sceuu'il to liulJ Its (Mo ol tra- spdy, anil thai vs were nearer the enemy's country, ;iud woulj BOOR bo Into found later on, before the Iiad been there two days, niul wcro to decldo ivlnillicr .wo would slay'uuil .across About ft ftack. c (in like ballobiis. Forgeanta juo caiiliifcil, or talio llio risk o( ruii-jlnio tho 1 came ou t'nc ran In, HVe. men out or the rain, inlng out Into (Iio oiien and sharing' wlik-li was liolne hastily nuiioeil iiml stood for a while, I'niiHiit; Tlwlr (ho Into gf old out. And then of hu lirn wound; how It came as a sudden 'earing, burning agony Jn his side; low H was In the furf ot that lul- lUM; "nil, fin- illy, how he, regained consciousness between cool white- sheets. "And hera-you are back again." "Vet." said he, "back again lo the >ld place." AnA his eyes wandered over the lltls, and rested on lie colleges hud lleil together, a gray world lo (hi of the.countrywide. ''Would you eo through it "I would, to cone bacV lo this. I've sifting of the armistice Tliere were no friendly Intervening In .the B'jautlme It will be derided one was never safe, whether whelher, >E a miller of policy. Ilia wnoje force should longer continue. Lord Shaushnessy has soco to Eus- la'nd on a Jew mouths' trip. hundreds of laiogs; all tho funny details that mafce up this queer contented village life." ol all lhal mud and death.' he said presently, "and then look at Ibis, Its in old .world. can'll eTeryone be oappy lite ihle? God! You inow, some of those pitiful heaps o( rm'n you come across out there must here' all the have been like (his nol Eo very long mT but I'" known the ago; all quiet and happy, until tbat place 1111 now. I've never'had it to come tack to llko llili. I've nerer be- riin to feel England before. There's lomelhlni very after nil. In Kbit we're flebllnf for. .Wa're seeing Si through. BB tiil. old Mother Long staid there feeding those, ducks, Jib iliat' tb'os'e' hofey children can come '.lashing' out -'o! -the -school and find [iheir tea .'waiting in the'. -cottages, so .'.hat thit1 fleepy postman cnn (nidge llong-there day-Id, day oul, so mad devil got loose." 'I ougnl not to he laler. "Well, I've Ss3 this peace 'for a good while noiv. and 'ihe other cnap5 would give aaylhing for "Have Jon been 'rllacharged, "Lord, no. But I've spent my Force, lcav.8 here." "Going out again "Rather. Day after one mile behind Ihe line or ten. The ground was EO soggy thai water filter- ed luto Ihe trenches long before Iliey were 'of proper deotu to shelter n man. Tho houses were flimsy be- yonj description. Kven ehrflpuel bul- lets could pass through their walls, flow different from the soltd lima- atoce [arms of the Alsne, In uny of which a man was stla from alii but direct hlta by heavy shells; And Iho wealher! Eild we hai never known what rain was before. Yet, most of us had come from England We had a French Interpreter at- tached lo our reglmonl, and a9 wo marched along the road Iron) Pouer- inghe to Ypres and came within n dis- tant view ot the towers of thai dead bnt deathless city, he was expatiating to rufj ou the wonders of this medteva seat o! learning. But we were not for Yores (hat time. .Instead, we branch ed oft to the left and entered inlo bat tie al l.angemarck- A terrlbla battla it wa3, In which we saw the greaf church catch "lire snd run up a vast torch ot flames from the noble spire saw the whole town burst in a glow FAJIM MPLEMENTS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE wcro no inanl- estatlons on (ho part of (ho ifliis, and a crowd of about 100 per OIIE welcomed lihn. It Is reported mt ar.tl-Paruvian ileiuunst rations onltnuo (n Santiago and Valparaiso. a U'rrliile decision (u bo culled upon to innku. The lo wllh- shelter of I HO BO walls s well' ilRli IrvojilBllblo. Hut II had- to bo heavy boots crunched on tho broken liloas that Iny littered nil over Ihe floor. Sovcrnl shells, I'.ouse with shrapnel, and we wout down Into the cellar. It wa's clear ;iow tliat Jlsnsler- was reiUenlng ua.-Nothing could llvo on Iho road nud I EIIW our men breaking hiick In scattered parties across Iho Holds. Tho merciless rlre pursued mwiy nf Ihom woundcJ. I stuuiulcil door. aul out ol Llio bach At laal wu rcucfrcd llio cither of ivhlcb a ilccji diluh ran. alt full ot uitin rupiklng. ijiom (hero. I anvloua about Iliujover DUO lying duad. In places It waaiiliu whutu turn or curious with nil tht iPiisc'Strulncd racus It, Bixl tho vlflea across Iho ready lik.ru [onh (boll IltlLI All ibis kilt ftrull par( of (iic battle, but Lbe personil exinrlencoi ot InrflvIduftlH lu grcKl bulk largely lu Intcteit, :QH the- uihid of others is very often better ablo (u tlioni than 11 IB u tonspeciiiB ol and IliU lat gave us liglit at nights for Iwo days. I remember how. In my resslng slalion 1 tended wounded in the farmyard with no other fnte ol my scrgennt, wlio was to have followed nio from OUT Ulo abode. Tho orhcr livo ijergcfliils, who had boi'ii bach to got uuLiuiii.llloii sent up, do- c-lilcit to try ngain to II In my ihlnd to no ivilh lUcm us Tar as my old drcsslug wlildi Lad not been hit since 1 left H. Accordingly. wo all ihreo repaired lo tho back door of Iho cotlLigo and iircuarcd for tnu rush. The two of Ihoio ran out, when n shrapnel burst and killed ill em ou (lie syot. I my sell was caved by Iho dopr nost. I caught ono of them by Iho coat collar and Iilii) but ho was already- dead. A lltllo ID tor my came n cross, mid, tho dead body In (he doonvay, thoufflil it mine., lie passed through tlio cottARe to tho frotit door, am] jicepod out of ft doii'ii the road. I hoard his clieery voice polling out to me, no less mirthful than at Rny time, but his Irozc nil tLo (itinsor out of my so If Immedi- ately. "We're clone, sir. They aro nil by (ologrflph wires fullcnlmuBl be my apology for relatluE It. ighl. nut we U ftt last, and HAVE BEEN FAVORED WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM MR. J. ROZ1ER TO SELL BY PUBUC AUCTION AT HIS FARM 19-8-20, WEST 4TH, SEVEN MILES AT 12 O'CLOCK SHARP HORSES, ETC. 1 Grey Mart, agvhlzzlnE Into t some ot our own leavy we thought hem heavy l'n those crasli- ng out An airplane flew >7or tho tree'.ops abovo ua, dropped j :wo stars, and departed. A see-1 ouds liiler a crsckh ot rifles burst out and' tho machine camo crashing r to'earth In oua sheet o[ roaring (lame, A wild cheer followed. There was' something awful In it, far were not so inured to war that we could target occupaata were human beings U is a thine which has not been much considered, how Ihe Old Army went into this was as info n new ci- perlence'lr. human llie; they ware pi-' oneers [a a and Icrrtble unknown Waa Ibey who had lo es-, (ablish Iii ;inle'n.'s minds ihe right fori1 Tliey had not merely to thltih, the unthinkable..' Millions have' trodden in their steps, since, DutVall kpowing more or less to what; they ;.h-erc foredoomed. I think I may "say tLere-was no thought i in Ibe olflcers at ot Array hut id die. They j only they could flie most j knew from the days we ol England that the Eipeiillonipn Forco .was "a eacrilice be noting elEeV :How vron-T 1 derfuUy ItrTtrought from this knowl-, [edffo Its hlEtory will tell." That-wood was crossed by shallow! ditches dug for'drainage, and now, as i night fell, we deepenea them and roll- ed ourselves in.our blankets at Ihe hot- 1 torn. ;7sTeil moVnlng we lett tbe wood I 'and went on up Lhe Men ID road to the i trenches of Gheluvelt. It vras a couple i Jol-dajj later'thai the Slat of Octoberl broke, and no one can forgftV that davn. There of criala in the air. belore It had! gone rouml that the Kaiser had sworn j that Yprea should be his by 5 Ihe next', I had 2. slallpn in f a amsll isolated'hdnse standing In a by-Jane off the main street of Gtelu- Telt. Bonn niter daybreak a hleh-ei- pjosire shell crashed Into it. It alruct tbe which.was an out- bouse built on, add 'there expended Ha i jmaiQ force. I awoke with e shower lot brick dust arid mortar falling alii [round me, and .the air stilling with I had been, ivorn oul. by heavy wort the day before." 1J f wont to the door.yjy. and. 1 became aware that a ghastly s procession was down (lie road, f They were iKe' wounded dribbling i (back. Sonin were, limping, some stag-- 1 gering; some hohbled with the he.p of, comrade's arm: I saw some even crawiing. ThiiQ a few came carrying1 stretchers with. Inanimate burdens. I A Race For Life It was not yet fnll daylight, and I seemed to he gazing at the phantasy of a dream. In front the roar of rifle nrc rose in one mighty un.on llfce Ibe swelling ol the sea- A high csplo-lvt burst gurtrlcTily.over my head, and the concussion like the bearing down of a gigantic hand. I bacfcfid within the door, and several mure biirst round the house. Then there ensued an appalling explosion, and tiles bricks stemcd to rain round ua. A. "Jack Johnson" had landed In the little patch of cabbage garilen Along- side the house.- As" the place was (clearly marked 'Out for destruction, i and no wounded were coming In, they were all Veeplng to the road, 1 ,decided to aban.mi'll. It no easy matter- It meanVa run of at least a furlong across a motley stretch of! I cabbage patches and fowihou-ca un-j ldcr an irrcRiilar [Ire of phrapnel and, rifle bullets all the way. However, we i were no good where we were, anil lt( looked like death either way. I had marked a. cottages on ihe sJde of Men in and for the midmost one of these I now made y dash. As I ran r thought to (eel every mo- mcnt Ihe sharp sling- that told ol my 'linlfh, I ihought, oddly cnouRh, ot some old races al When I dashed Inlo the colUge, the door of which was open, I could scarcely llcve Iwas alive. Bat there waj j worse to follow. The enemy now {shelling the road furiously, and, tnring (n onL of the fronl door of j :lhe rollanc. 1 saw A drrartdil litter of [dead rr.cn anrl horses. A Horse ncari rhy thai had been blown up had spread t 1 (hfl road irit'n a shccf of crimson. Just) I hy llio cotlArft door 'ay four "lead i onf of another. They1 looked, too, and truly enough. tho blue-coated figures SUM nnins across tho Holds und on to the jiave. On the Menln Road. Then I saw thai, as far as 1 was concerned tlio game was up, had HOW MANY BEANS IN THE JAR? The Hudson's Bay Co. Is giving away a Victory Dond for the nearest estimate. AUCTION SALE df Horses, Cattle, Farm Implements. Household Furniture, etc. I have been favored with iiutructioiu from Mr. Vy. S. Hopkins to sell by public auction at Hardieville, Monday, Dec. 2nd AT 2 O'CLOCK biic ina'iclicd team bay mnrcE, flvo and six years olil, weight about iwunda; ono Badillo horae, seven ycnrs old; Ihreo inllcli cows, two lic-avy -wagona nml boxes complete, one Bet work harness, one EGt buggy harness, one saddle and brlnle, ono ulclgh, ono Home. Comfort four-holo cooking slove, ono Dell Organ, ono IMIsoji Phonograph anil records, hcda, dressers, tables, chalra, und other articles loo numerous to incntioii; one (ur coat; threc-voonicil house, 50-foot lot. TERMS CASH Also one six-roomed cottage, furnace, cistern, all conveniences, good barn, garage, six TERMS J5M.OO CASH, BALANCE ON EASV TERMS GEORGE P. PORTER 327 11th Stre-t S. Auctioneer. Phone 1693. from whom I have been favored with sales. Auction Sale iOFi Live Stock, Farm Implements, Household Furniture, Etc I have been favored with instructions from MR. W. H. JENKS TO SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT HIS FAJtt', 33-10-22-W4TH Five Miles East of Nobleford, Eight Miles North of Kipp iues Dec. 3 AT 11 O'CLOCK SHARP Ona Bay Percheron Stallion, eight years old, i.WO pounds. One Team Grey Geldings, seven and eight years old, -pounih. One Team Bay Geldings, four and eight years old, pounds. One -Team; Mare and Gelding, four-year-olds, pounds. One Team Mtifes, seven and eiflht years pounds...... N One Gelding, nine years old, pounds. One Bay Gelding, four years old, po-unds, Gelding, nlns years -old, poundt. One Bay Filly, three years old, pounds. One Bay Gelding, two years old, pounds. One Spring Filly, six months otd. One Durham Bull, three years old. Eight Fresh Cows, very choice anti young- Six Cows, fresh before January SlK Cowi, fresh In spring. 'Two Two.yeir-oTd Heifers. .Three Two-year-old; Steera, -Six One-year-old sleers.: Four One-year-old Heifers. Four Calves, three Brood Sows, 20 Store HOQfi. One Inlcrnatfonal Gas Engine, 15-25 h-p. One Challenge U. 9. Separator. 12-24, One Aultman Tiylor Separator, 27-42. One Five.bottom Stubble P. t O. Enf Ine Gang- One McCofmlck Blndtr; ent MafMy-KarrlE Bmder, new. One MaMey-Harrit Drill. 20 marker, double disc, new. One Van Brunt Drill, 20 marker. One 16-dlic Harrow, In-and-out throw. H arrow, one Harrow Cart. One Oliver Qang PloWj 14-Inch. One John. Deere Gang Plaw, 1-4-lnch. One One-furrow Sulky Plow. One P. 4. O. Campbtll Packer, 24-wheel. One Dee ring Mower. One Imperial Feed Grinder, 12 bur; One h.p. 1. H. C. Engine Pump and Jack- One 10-barrel Water Tank and Truck. One 129-buihel Grain Tank and Gear, com- plete. Two Wagons, complete with bundle racks. Five Wagom, complete wllh grain -boxes. One Buggy, one Fanning Mill. Ten Double Work Harnen. Two one Plarfarm One Cream Separator, one Churn. One Range, one Washing Machine. Beds, Dresner, Tablet, Chalri, etc.; cllicr articles too numerous to mention. months' credit on approved joint note, S cent, interest, 5 per cent, discount for cash. t This is one of the finest herd of milch cows ia tnii country. Come early, we must start in time, the days are short. FREE LUNCH W. H. JENKS, OWNER GEO. P. PORTER, AUCTIONEER ;