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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAOB EIGHT DAILY HERAM I NOVEMBER 1018 A POINT OF VIEW ly Morton Tta a peaceful tald It in said And us we onr voices idd the voice at the little Stream were the only Autumn lad coirte among the was even ipw busy in the We were landing on sloping with the Illage on nnd we had a Jreiit tea to J had not eter for two My lant glimpse if him had been in one of those ter woods of We hart a After some time ho began to le told me how his battalion had been How they held on to an ulvanced post for two He made he scene vivid made it allive for Government at Ottawa Sending Instructions to That A Years Service Canadian expedition to Siberia goins for ward to its The govern ment has so nnd instructions Since there and cables with the office have been On the strength of advice which have been the force still in Canada will be dis soon as possible to join irimly over their tow now He went on to describe the kut attack of the their dog ted persistence their anger when he desperate little band continued to lold And then he spoke of his wound how it came as a sudden burning agony in his side iiow It was forgotten In the furf of last handtohand fight fin how he regained consciousness between cool white And here you are back said back again in the ld And his eyes wandered over the and rested on the cottages hud Hed a gray world in the lewt o the Would you go through It again I to come back to Ive here all the thirtyseven years f my but Ive never known the olace till Ive never had it to jome back to like Ive never be un to feel England Theres tomethlng very after In ivhat were fighting Wore seeing H through so that old Mother Van stand there feeding those j that those nofsy children can come iashing out of the school and find their tea waiting in the so that that old sleepy postman can trudge nloBgthere day day so member of the force who wishes to return will be free to do so at the expiration of a year from the slgaing of tho In the meantime it will be decided as a matter of the wttole force should Jonper Lord Shaughnessy has gono 1o Kug on a few months hundreds of things nil the funny details that make up queer contented village Think of all that mud and he said and then look at Its an odd Why cant everyone be happy like this God You some of those pitiful heaps of ruin you come across out there must have been like this not so very long ago all quiet and until that mad devil got I ought not to he THE 31st OF 1914 Memories of the Buttle of 4 i My a in tho Ixntlon Times We came up from thP Aisne ivlth a insular misconception of what was before us in We told our that lie war would soon bo nowoptimists nowas ever wo were in the Old after all our nais of Mons and the i would be an easier country to fight a welcome change after nil those limestone where every rock and jiino seemed to hold its tale of trn and that we were nearer tho enemys mid would soon be into We found later before the month of October was that our haidsiiips of lie A Hue Valley were a picnic In the On Aisne we haif lost men now wo t know what It was to lose There wir other unpleasant features which we hnd not icckoned The country was so flat that the enemys with the low trajectories of modern swept it for There were no friendly intervening One was never whether one mile behind the line or The ground was so soggy that water filter ed into the trenches long before they were of proper depth to shelter a The houses were flimsy be yond Kven shrapnel bul lets could pass through their iiow different from the solid lime stone farms of the in any of which a man was from all but direct bits by heavy shells And the weather said we hail never known what rnin was most of us had come from We had a French Interpreter at tached to our and as we Berlin according to newt diipateh from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telegraph Com has sent n telegram former smoeror demand ing the formal abdication of him aelf and the former crown WELCOMED PERUVIAN CONSUL Ive had this peace for a good while and the other chaps would give anything for Have you been then But Ive spent my Ex Force leave Going out again then Day after tant viewof the towers of that dead but deathless he was expatiating to me on the wonders of this medieval seat of But we were not for Ypres that we branch ed off to the left and entered into bat tle at A terrible battle it in which we saw the great church catch fire and run up a vast torch of flames from the noble saw the whole town burst in a glow tho Peruvian who flod from during tho dis orders there last arrived in Lima were no maul festations on the part of tho Peru and a crowd of about 100 per sons welcomed t is reported that antiPeruvian demonstrations continue in Santiago and i LIVE STOCK FARM IMPLEMENTS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE I HAVE BEEN FAVORED WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM ROZ1ER TO SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT HIS FARM WEST SEVEN MILES EAST OF AT 12 OCLOCK SHARP IMPLEMENTS 1 Grey age 7 weight about 1700 1 Sorrel age 8 weight about 1400 1 Sorrel age 5 weight about 1300 1 Bay age about 1700 1 Black age 10 weight about 1000 1 Bay age 10 weight about 1100 1 Grey Filly coming 3 1 Black coming 2 1 Bay Filly 6 months 1 Bay Gelding 6 months 1 Black Gelding 6 months 3 Cows expected to next 2 Spring 6 1 Gas type C 20 1 with 4 breaker 3 Gas Drums and 1 Oil 1 8foot Frost Wood 1 Monitor Press Drill with 1 Frost Wood 1 Hay 1 Potato 1 2horse two row 1 4horse Dowden Potato 1 Disc 1 1horae 1 Sulky 1 Walking 1 2section Levtr 1 Magnet Cream 1 1 1 Wagon 1 Spring 1 2 capacity bushels Harness and other things too numerous to men All the machinery is new or nearly TERMS CASH All will be sold without reserve as Rozier has purchased a ranch and is going into the purebred stock Proprietor PORTER Auctioneer that gave us light at nights for two whole I remember how in my dressing station 1 tended wounded mem In the farmyard with no other But we left it at and marched away one dawn over the dim fields by small hridletracks and lanes to that position on tho Menin road just east of the towers of which the most of us were nevor to leavo The Old Ono night we lay in a wood that em bowered a fine It was an un easy came whizzing into It intermittently some of our own heavy we thought them heavy in those crash ing out beside An airplane flew over the treetops above dropped two and A few sec onds later a crackle of rifles burst out and the machine came crashing to earth in one sheet of roaring A wild cheer There was something awful in for we were not so inured to war we could forget that the occupants were human j beings like It is a thing which has not been much how the Old Army went into this was as into a new ex perience in human life they were pi oneers In a and terrible unknown country it was they who had to es tablish in mens minds the right for war to Tiiey had not merely to but to tho Millions have trodden in their steps but all knowing more or less to what they were I think I may say there was no thought I in the of the officers at i of the Old Army but to They j only counted how they could die most j We knew from the days I we left shores of England that the Expeditionary Force was sacrifice and could be nqfJHng How won derfully it wrought from this knowl edge its history will j That wood was crossed by shallow ditches dug for and as night we deepened them and roll ed ourselves in our blankets at the hot Next morning we left the wood and went on up the Menin road to the trenches of It was a couple of days later that the 31st of October 1 and no one can forget that j There was a presage of crisis in the The night before it had gone round that the Kaiser had sworn that Ypres should be his by 5 the next I had a dressing station in a small isolated house standing in a bylane off the main street of Ghelu Soon after daybreak a highex plosive shell crashed Into It struck the which was an out i house built and there expended its 1 main I awoke with a shower of brick ciust and mortar falling all round and the air stifling with pungent I had been worn out by Jienvy work the day I went to the standing 1 became aware that a ghastly procession was filing down the They were the wounded dribbling Some were some stag gering some hobbled with the help of a comrades arm I saw some even Then a few came carrying stretchers with inanimate A Race For Life It was not yet full and I seemed to be gazing the phantasy of a In front the roar of rifle fire rose in one mighty union like the swelling of the A high explosive burst suddenly over my and tho i concussion was like tho bearing 1 of a gigantic I hacked within i the and several more burst I round the Then there ensued an appalling and tiles and bricks scorned to rain round A Johnson had landed in the l little patch of cabbage garden along side the As the place was clearly marked out for and no wounded were coining UK they were all keeping to tho 1 decided to abandon It waf no easy It meant a run of at least a furlong arroHs a motley stretch of patches and fowlhouseH un der an irregular fire of shrapnel and riflo all the no good where wo and it looked like death either I had marked a row of miners cottages on the Hide of Menin and for 1 Hie midmost one of these now made j my I As 1 ran thought to feel every mo mont the sharp sting that told of my i I oddly of j some old races at When I j dashed into the the door of I which was I could scarcely be j lieve 1 wan still But there wan worse lo The enemy van now shelling the road ven turing to look out of the front door of the I saw a dreadful litter of I dead men and A horse near by thai had been blown up had spread the road with a shoot of by door lay four dead j OIH oij top of They had been Ihern two nnd wero blown up like Two sergeanti now rnn like men out of the nnd stood torn while panting Tholr heavy boots crunched on tho broken glass that lay littered nil over Several whelU bespattered tho house with and wo went i down Into the It was now hat disaster wts threatening Nothing could live on tho rond and I saw our men breaking hack In scntterotl parties ncioss I ho The merciless fire pursued them 1 grow anxious about the fatti of my who was lo havo followed me from our Into Tho other two who had been back to iimmtinltlon sent cidcd to try again to It was In my mind to go with them as far as old dressing which had not been hit since I left wo all three repaired to the back door of the cnttiigo nnd prepared for tho Tho two of thorn ran when a shrapnel burst and killed them on I myself was saved by door I caught one of them by tho coat collar and dragged him i but IIP was already A llttlo later my came seeing tho dead body in the thought was Tie passed through tho cottage to tho front and out of it down the t heard his cheery voice calling out to no less mirthful than at any but his words nil the humor out of myself Immedi Were They are all coming down tho ran and and truly the bluecoated figures swarming across tho fields and converging on to the On the Menin Then I saw as far as t was tho game was had to decldo Wholhor wn would stny and he or tnke tho risk of run ning out Into tho npon iud sharing I ho fato of two It was a terrible to he called npon to The tomptation to May with in fhi MliPller of noun wjills was well ilRh Hut it had to bu mid wo run out of tiio back last vouched the down either Hideof which a doop ditch This was all full of nion many of them I over ono lying In places it was obstructed by lolORraph wires fallen across About a mile coming Into the I came on tho trench which was being hastily manned lo chuck tho I had to leap across curious with all the fncos ntlde and lie rifles across tho fftrapnt ready ti Warn Iorlh thnlr Halt All thin wai fctrt part of but the perioMtexperiences of Individuals In affairs hulk largely in the mind of others Is very often better able to grasp them than it IB a conspectus the whole turn of and tills must be my apology for relating HOW MANY BEANS IN THE JAR The Hudsons Bay is giving away a Victory Bond for the nearest AUCTION SALE OF Farm Household I have been favored with instructions from Hopkins to sell by public auction at 2nd AT 2 OCLOCK One matched team bay fivo and six years about pounds 0110 saddle seven yeurs old three milch two heavy iwngons and boxes one set work one set buggy one saddle and one one Home Comfort fourhole cooking one Bell ono Edison PhonoRrnph iiril nnd other articles too numerous to mention one fur coat threeroomed 50foot TERMS CASH Also one sixroomed all good six TERMS BALANCE ON EASY TERMS GEORGE PORTER 327 11th Street Phone from whom I nave been favored with Auction Sale OF i Live Farm Household nnmiMimmmim I have been favored with instructions from JENKS TO SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT HIS FAR1T 331022W4TH Five Miles East of Eight Miles North of Kipp 3 AT 11 OCLOCK SHARP One Bay Percheron eight years pnc Team Grey seven and eight years One Team Bay four and eight years One Mare and One Team seven and eight years One nine years One Bay four years One Roan nine years One Bay three years One Bay two years One Spring six months One Durham three years Eight Fresh very choice and Six fresh before January Six fresh in Two Twoyearold Three Twoyearold Six Oneyearold Four Oneyearold Four three Brood 20 Store One International Gas 1525 One Challenge One Atiltman Taylor One Fivobottom Stubble Engine Gang One McCormlck Binder MatityHarrls One MaMeyHarric 20 double One Van Brunt 20 One 16dlac Inandout One Twosection one Harrow One Oliver Gang One John Deere Gang One Onefurrow Sulky One Campbell One Deering One Imperial Feed 12 bur One Engine Pump and One 16barrel Water Tank and One 125buahel Grain Tank and com Two complete with bundle Five complete with grain One one Fanning Ten Sets Double Work Two one Platform One Cream one One one Washing numerou other articles too numerous to months credit on approved joint 8 per 5 per discount for This is one of the finest herd of milch cows in this Come we must start in the days are OWNER FREE LUNCH AUCTIONEER ;