Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
Godaddyseal image
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 4

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 20

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives


Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THEw*Y,ETHBRIt)6y!t DAILY HERALD 9? OAILV AND WI1KLY , . Preprletera and Publlehei* f Nil kCTHBRIOOK HERALD f HINT j. INQ COMPANY* LIMITCD i m �th street South, Lilhertdfe W. A. Buchenan trealdaat and ManafiBS Director feta Tonmaoe �  Buelneei MuifN lualaeu MJtorfe] TltRPHeNE* OKlOt ...........m.*. Office .........>tj^j� im UM wkeorietlen RatMi ��Uy, delivered, par waak t#*.v M Daily, delivered, �er year .....� ally, wall, par yaar ......S4.M JJaakly, by mall, par yaar a {weekly, by nail, par yaar ta T7.i..|lM Detee at expiry ot aubaorlpUona ap> feu daily oa addreii label. Accept-pace of papara rite.- explratit* data t* nr lathorlty to contlnua the mb-�criptiea. (THE PROQRESS (OF THE WAR JEJyents are moving with amazing irwiftness on all fronts. Hardly has the effect of Bulgaria's defection became known when news comes that Bt Quentln, which with Cambrai, forms the key to the German defen-alva system on the west, has fallen. [At Cambrai the British and Canadians -are within a mile of the centre of the city, and, now that St. Quentln has been captured, its fall is hourly expected. Just "what the effect of the loss of these two important strongholds will be it Is hard to estimate but it is quite likely that it 'will result In a general enemy withdrawal to prepared positions from Antwerp to Metz, using . the Me use river as a base. But even this line is threatened by outflanking movements by the Americans in the Bouth and it is hard to see where the .Oennans can mcke any prolonged stay *n the western side ot the Rhine. Brents fn Belgium have also been moving rapidly, and �with Routers and Wenin within the grasp of the allies, the important railway centre of Cour-trai ia likely to he the next to fall. In that case the evacuation of the town I of Lille and the Lille region will come Soon. Indeed it is hinted in this morning's dispatches that the Germans are already moving.material out tt the district With the fall of these important vases along the Hindenburg line, before which, the British and French stood ever since the conclusion of the Battles of the Somme in 1916 the beginning of the end of German occupation. A lot now depends on how closely the allied jennies can keep in tonch with the Germans during the expected withdrawal. It is likely to be a great opportunity for Marshal iPoch . to deal his decisive blow with the hope of smashing the German machine & . blow which will materially Shorten the war. On the east, rumors have it that Turkey has peace feelers out. This is stated semi-officlally to be the case, but the allies are taking no stock of It until an official announcement comes from Constantinople. Germany . and Austria are busy sending troops to the Macedonian front to take the places of the Bulgarians who are to he disarmed, and a desperate effort may he expected in the hope ot holding the way open to Constantinople. ' The tremendous advance of Gen. Al-fonby> army to Damascus spells the rid- of Turkish domination in Palestine; - IMPRESSIONS VERDUN. NO NEED TO WORRY AfOUT'THE WEST , �JTia Western Provinces will Warrant between 160,000,000 ad.-. 175.000.000 bushels of wieai this fall, besides showing marked increase in the pro-diction ot cattle and hogs. The atmosphere is filled with optimism everywhere, and the outlook for the future of that pajtc'of the Dominion was never batter, notwithstanding the great' transformation brought Jwut'ljy war conditions. Soek'^was the Joint expression of opinion of Sir Edinnn* Osier and IgCiw,:' Bl Matthews, Directors of -the Canadian Pacific' Railway, on their return from an lnspect'on trip fvtbe-system as far west as the coast ^}�ote 'two gentlemen are amongst Canada'* ablsit financiers. Their vffwp count for a great deal and nave av&MKked affect on financiers all B^JMS.tha continent Thalr optimism �^ojltf:.cheer some ot the pessimists Ws^BOTe atnongst ni in the west It is' jt^ndoncy; Qf some, people to lose tatta fn tne ejfjMtry Jf it /does sot el-ways produce a bumper crop. A bumper crop every year or too frequently mialjt be Injurious. It is tho lean year thft- brings' us to our senses and makes - ns realize that we must i*bm=' careful and tbjrlfty not wasteful ?jand extravagant Tn no year' in our Mstory has the* Southern Alberta country shown its capabilities as much Verdun 1 We have all read about the horoic struggle of the French to prevent the German hordes possessing this wonderful little city on the Meuse. We know that it was the Cf5wn Prince's ambition to capture it and he threw hundreds of thousands of the finest German soldiers into the attack. He took an outer fort her and another there, but never Verdun itself. Verdun is a mass of wreckage, a city of ruins, but it still belongs to France, thanks to the wonderful defence of the French army- an army that fought through long days and nights with the motto ever before them "They shall not pass." Verdun is within sight of Alsace Lorraine. Standing at the entrance to Fort SouviHe, we could- see, with the aid of field glasses, some of the higher buildings in Metz. the present objective of the American forces on the Lorraine front. Nearer to us were the front lines of the Germans. But the enemy was comparatively quiet when we were in the Verdun country. He knew it was useless to attempt to take Verdun; he had tried too often and failed. Since that time any danger that might have existed has been removed by the straightening out of the line by the Americans in the S Mlhiel salient In our trip by auto from Bar le Due, where we left the railway, to Verdun, we were very close to the driven in line at St. Mihiel, only a few miles away in some instances. Verdun is surrounded by very many forts, some forty or more large and 3mall. In the city itself is a wonderful old citadel, built into a hili. It is about the citadel I want to write first. We reached Verdun late one afternoon and entered through a gate, which was regularly shelled or bombed by the Germans, because . they knew that through It all traffic into the city passed. The city Itself is not inhabited. It was abandoned at the time of the heavy bombardment and attack in 1916. All its houses and business places and factories are deserted, and well they might be, for they are not habitable places today. Walls stand in some cases, probably a roof may be Intact on a few buildings, but Verdun city, as a whole, is a mass of ruins. The famous cathedral, part of. which was built in the thirteenth century, is wrecked. All the buildings that were the glories of Verdur are piled np: in heaps of stone and mortar. The Germans destroyed the city with their shells and bombs, bnt they never set foot in its streets. The citadel is built sixty feet deep into the hill. We slept and ate in its cellars-and we slept and fed well, too. Thousands of troops are quartered there, all the time. The citadel could face a siege of many weeks, because it is a huge place and is stocked with provisions sufficient to feed a small army' for a considerable time. Within its walls are a store that does a business occasionally as heavy as $7,000 a day; c hospital, three chapels, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish, a moving picture theatre, large dining and sleeping quarters for officers and men, big.machine shops.and power house. The entire place is lighted by electricity and there is also a splendid ventilation system. In the cellar where we slept, dampness was very noticeable, but the air was fresh. This citadel has played a great part in the defence of Verdun, its guns have wrecked the ambitions of the Hun, who now realizes that" Verdun is invincible.  . �  We spent an entire day - inspecting several of the forts, and the country about Verdun. Fort Douamont is known to everybody who has kept in touch with the war on the'Verdun; front It is hidden away in a little j hill. We reached it by motor an! a walk of a couple of miles through trenches. Th3 ride by motor was interesting, because it brought us along a road that was curtained on either side by camouflage. Netting interwoven with atl kinds of colore! material, like wool and twine, and pieces of rag, rose' to Quite a height. Up in the air the airman was fooled be- cause this camouilage made the road appear to htm like trees, or grass or shrubs, as the case nviget be. By thus fooling the a inner., troops and I ammunition could move in apparent) safety along this road. Camouflaged | roads were common sights all through J the war country. In' u camouflaged section of the road wg leit rur motors and entered the trench, and hidden away n this lat-.s-t device ot warfare, we walked to Fo:t Douamont. Within sight was a Germr. i oosorvation balloon. On th>> (id vice of the French of fleer directing .vjr party, we hurried into the fort. found \t to be a very busy undo: jrcund town, having mauy hundred soldiers engaged in the occupations noeovu-y to its powerful plavi ia the cnj'mo of the Verdun lino. I call it a t>w. because of the sizo of ^ts pojiitu ion. In its construction I mig'it very well character!;:!) i: hs a threj vtory building beneath the earth. u*. tlui-cn-irsMX no or.p MOill realize Hint it w.i a fort. Above if awl C/vfiCns 1' entirely was the earth with grass and flowers growing, wherever a shell had not destroyed vegetation. Underneath ! was activity. We entered on the top floor, viewed all that was to be seeu there, then we went down a stairs to the second floor and then down once more to the basement. This basement had been constructed by the Germans during the time they occupied this fort, six or seven months in 1916. They evidently had the utmost confidence that the French would never possess it again. So they proceeded to build another basement-and it is very useful to the . French now. Throughout these three floors in the earth are the implements of war and the means of operating and maintaining these implements. Power stations, ordnance and machinery repair shops, ammunition storage warehouses, sleeping and eating quarters, chapels, hospitals, recreation rooms, offices, everything necessary for the successful land convenient operation of the place. ... Fort SouviHe, which we _ also saw, was somewhat similar. It had not been taken by the Germans, though they struggled for days at its entrance and thousands of Germans lie buried all about it-Germans who "iSDNESDAY. OCTOBER 2, 19|l- * PICKED UP IN-* Capt. W. B. Wilson, prominent Pembroke resident, is dead. Bow Island Town Council has awarded a contract to sink an aTtes-ian well in that' town. At Sault Ste. Marie. Ont., the corner stone of the new "Alt Peoples" Mission was laid.- Tho West Canadian Collieries will spend $50,000 in erecting now offices at Blairmore. It is likely that the session of the Canadian Parliament of 1920 will be held in the new parliament buildings Amalgamation Js announced, of the Aylmer Tribune, a Liberal weekly and the Aylmer Express, a Conserva tive weekl}\ In Sarnia chocolate bars have fol lowed the .footsteps of cigars and to bacco, and have taken a jump to 7 cents per bar. "Beaver," as a name to replace Kitchener, is under consideration by would-be name-changers, who were antis in 1916. Lieut. W. I). C. Christie, who gave up the position of Manager of the Union Bank, Orillia, to answer the call of King and Country, has been killed in action. C. N. Bayer, president ot the Santo Products Corporation. New York, and his wife were killed in a collision of their car with that of a student at Great Neck. L. I. Many million feet of spruce owned by a prominent Seattle lumber com pany 1 is being seized by legal process for aircraft use on instructions from Washington. Lieut.-Col. Stephen Fairfield, 86, of Collins Bay, died at his home. He was of the United Empire Loyalist stock, and his home was that built by his grandfather in 1793. General Motors, Limited, has decided to establish a factory on this side of the line, and a site of some 38 acres in Walkervilie, Ont., has been secured for the purpose. �,n *~ *i., n -r,  , , l i At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., -the fell to. satisfy the Crown Prince's lust | fourth great Government' lock, the for-Verdun. To one. side, of SouvUle, | largest in the wqrfd;'which connects some distance away, is Vaux, a fort i the upper and lower, levels of 'Lakes that was taken by the Germans, one; Superior and Huron, has been virtu-hundred thousand of them, after a j alb' completed. little garrison of four'hundred French as in 1918. - Good farming methods brought result^ despite the very slight moisture. We have every reason to be optimistfe. A Winnipeg hanging has been postponed because it was impossible to obtain a hangman. Another evidence of the shortage of labor. 'Teaoer-without!. victory" was once :Pr&qepiiypakdn'x policy.' -He will need a Tfc�6ry "in the Ir.-.S:. senate before he can expect peace with American women. A. G. Baalim Is an ideal man to push the Victory Loan to success in this district He is wide awake and energetic and the man that fails to subscribe'to the loan will be a wonder it he pass Baalim'e argument up. had held out for a week,-without food or water. .- Se -much : for the ' forts;.' now what about the Verdun country? It is a most desolate place. The area that has suffered from the^ depredations of war 4s extensive. Wherever we went there were the awful scars of war. Before August 1914, this country was a lind of happy towns and villages and peaceful farms. Its hillsides-were covered by dense woods; its valleys were rich with grain and fruit. To look at it today no one -would ever imagine it had Jjeen inhabited.- The villages and towns have been swept clean off; No trees; are standing for miles; all one can see is a mass of stumps,  Shells by the thousands had wiped every living thing away. The hillsides were so torn that a'l one could' see were great holes of gravel dotting ! them as plentifully as the holes-of swallows in a cliff. It appeared as though the whole country had been turned inside out. The sufferings of France are hard to portray. Verdun showed some of the terrible wounds that' had been inflicted upon this brave nation. And brave it is. With hundreds of thousands of its'' sons slaughtered many of its cities in ruins, its rich countrysides in the wa- zone desolate, the people are still heroic, si ill hopeful, still determined. The love ot the French men, women and children for France, is an inspiration. Death gladly rather than France should be lost That it is the .spiiit and that spirit, is winning the war. An entire nation, young and eld, is struggling; to beat off a cruel enemy. Whenever j yon move, you nea France engaged in j t.if struggle, th ; sotfliers in the linn, the old men and women and the children in the fields ami the factories. After viewing Ver.iua and Its lutf.le-flelds and realizing 'ii?. toil France has paid to save itsetf from annihilation, it is not too much to say that its people are worthy of the greatest zd.iration. No nobler-people ever inhabited the earth. BURNED TO DEATH Sherbrookel Que,, Oct, 1."-- Twd girls named Grenier, aged 20 and 13 years,..were burned to death today at Theford Mines, when tho home oil their father was destroyed by fire. > �;. had shot and killed John Bohn near Golden Lake, Ont, is now in custody, having surrendered himself. ' A large gasoline yacht, Dolly M., of Detroit, burst into flames shortly after leaving Amherstburg, and the party of three men aboard were forced to leap into lite water to escape being burned to death. An order will be issued at London, Ont, to all coal dealers to deliver no further supplies of fuel to consumers who already have a fair supply. All shipments hereafter will be doled out in one-ton lots. Captain E. X. Smith of Hamilton, and Captain J. W. Graves have been appointed Y.M.C.A. officers for the Canadian Siberian Expedition, according to an announcement made | by the" National Council at Toronto, j A German machine gun crew, captured recently by Americans was found to be composed of soldiers who were "little more than boys," and who were chained to their guns so they could not flee, according to a letter from lieutenant William J. Flynn, formerly of New Yprk. A Canadian at the front describes an illuminating incident. Two Ger^ man officers taken prisonef were ordered to carry a badly wounded German soldier to the dressing station. When they discovered that the wounded man was. a private tbey refused to obey. C. C. Smith of Carnduff, Sask., objects to the proposed arrangement by which Hon. Walter Scott will succeed J. G. Turriff (appointed a Benator) in the House of Commons as M. P. for Asslniboia. Mr. Smith claims that he has a written promise, made when he retired last year as Conservative candidate to allow Mr. Turriff to be elected by acclamation, that he should have the next nomination, and now he wants that promise amplified. H. C. Hocken, M. P. for West Toronto, and editor of the Orange Sentinel, and grand master, of the Grand Orange Lodge of British North America, is. making a tour of the West. He will be in Alberta about the middle of October., Arrangements . are being made> by Orange lodges for complimentary dinners and combined lodge meetings. Sir James Outram, Bart., of Vermilion. Alberta grand master; IL J. Fleming, of Calgary, senior deputy grand master; thja Hev. A. D,. Ar-j chibald, of Calgary, junior D.G.M., and other prominent nieiiyjers throughout the province will be in attendance a| the various meetings and fimctiQS� Winnipeg bank clerks are considering the formation of a union. The Dominion and the Province of Ontario are to co-operate in the matter of settling soldiers on the land. French stocks of absinthe are being converted into ingredients for explosives. The city of Gue,!ph has changed the name of Berlin street to Foster avenue. Twelve little children have been killed on the streets ot Toronto by motor cars during 191S. A one-day campaign for the Red Cross at Oshawa brought in $28,000, which is ?S,000 more 'than the objective. ��> Twenty thousand women have municipal votes in London, Ont, new names outnumbering the added male voters. Peter Murray, S2, who for many years has been postmaster of Wilton Grove, a village near London, Ont, died there. While playing with a revolver Kenneth Walker, the young son of W. C. Walker, of Garden Plain, near Han-na. discharged the weapon and the lad was killed. Word has been received of the death in action in France of Lieut. F. Murray Macfarland, elder son of the Rev. J. F. and Mrs. Macfarland, 300 Chapel street, Ottawa. Lieut. Gen, Sir W. P. Braithwaite, commanding the first and sixth divisions which have taken so prominent a part in the recent fighting- in the St. Quentln sector, /and who received mention in Sir Douglas Haig's dispatches last week, is a brother of-Dr. E. A. Braithwaite of Edmonton. THE SPANISH FLU' Situation In Quebec Cities is Be coming Grave^-Close the Schools. Montreal, Oct. 1.-Three deaths occurred today in Montreal from Spanish influenza. One hundred and thir-tyjfour cnaos have been reported, mostly among the military. Over 600 Cases Skerbrooke, Qae, OcU 1.-There nre over 600 enses of Spanish influenza in tho city and so far si*- deaths from the disease have been reported. The Protestant aehools were ordered closed today and the authorities are discussing the advisability of closing the movie theatres. In the Canadian Rand plant over 300 men out of a staff of 2,700 are off duty .and production is considerably handicapped. ? * : : ? > *  * : : R,7 Witt GOVERNMENT ACQUIRE Q. T. Ottawa, Oct. 1.-The Evening Citizen today publishes a report that Chairman Smithers ot the bdard of directors of the Grand Trunk railway is on his way to the capital and that advantage will be taken of his presence here for government acquisition of the road. Mr. Smithers' coming, says the report, is not on the invitation of the government, but ia in the nature of an annual inspection. BUY YOUR LADIES' BOOTS AT THE HUDSON'S �AV SHOE SALE ESTABLISHED OVEB 100 YEARS Safety Deposit Boxes It is unwise to keep Bonds, Securities, Insurance Papers and other valuables in a house or office. ' Safety Deposit Boxes in the vaults of this Bank may be rented at a moderate charge. WtAO orflct.wqNTWtAC IETHBRIDGE BRANCH ----- G. H. HARMAN, Manager ;