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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta "Killed in How. Wedded to Hi: Sweetheart. '-.-'.f. thousand lime's Ihattr'ulh ril.slranger than Ocllon. One th'lng Is proved again ahd'agaln in'lhesc afic'r-the-war truth can be Just as romantic as any book! Tafcc tho case of Maxwell Ayers, good Ameri- can end good Jlarjne. "Sornelhlng has always told no Dial IT a fcl- loir rlght-be-would-win-out In tlic l-nd. Tills lias proved Itself again lo rne Bines 1 came home." Thp young man who repeated this philosophy, is old as life Itself, bul nbralways recognized, especially b7 tho young, WM ayouthful soldier. He Tvflfi a Marine, ono of that first famous machine mn battalion :h-at alsriled the wVld wllh Its sur.- eeEsful operations In Francs, and .eventually served lo write for' LudendortTfi army, V Service MaiwB.irA'ycrS'liid seeii'seventeen months ol Qvcr that.sort til .had Ilino. for reflection, nn'd they glimpsed the the big things .that count In the mm total dj wnduol and eipcfienco. In the fine quail- of. Ibs a flna Idealism, a sense of Se American army In Europe d Institution: It never occurred; to Mm to do any- terras wllli his con- Mm conceive ot nny wro.Dfrdqfng'In others.'' Hnoi'ilituVtlUAnrV'foujhi two heavy bit- llee the-world enemy of Alber'Rsnlnbl.n stubborn (rultiHal us- sailed Jilm'.i.Uul. .mean-slicker at Jjiodp tp.aucli disloyally friendship, as to try Ip.istwVlh'c aife'ctions ot the girl he loved, wltom ftiafry wlien'lhe war V-: How a Little Enoch Arden Sleuthing Came Into the Life of Maxwell Ayers, and What Happened When Pretty Mary Weathers Found That the Hero Wasn't Dead Ir sre upset 1.7 BIUMI hands thst strike at Ui In the dark, nnd (hit IB What happened to Maxwell Ayera In France. On the day thst America declared War on the. Hun. April (lli, young Aycfti asked to be enrolled In the Marino CJorps. He Bcfaihe a member 0( ine Sixth Machine Qun Bnll.illon, and BO was wldi (he flrtt AnwrfcM to land In Franco. LtJberitory (or Army 'Abont to 9 wine time Ital he began his studies In chemistry in a btg laboratory In Memphis, a before joining the army, he met a ssvcstly altrftctlift young "woman, Just blossoming Into beautiful yonnd womanhood. Miss Mary Weathers wu Urt.aiujktet ot one of the well known and rc- reteiti itmllies ot Memphis, and Vie, loo. IIKO iytrt, had Ideals, And n high septa of honor. Boot, tioy tr.et, young Aycn And Miss Weathers became engaged, nnd the young man fcardcr than over then for success In his Work maid.Insure an early marrlago to ono ol 1he neat attractive girls In the Smith. Thea was declared, and'VounE Ayers. true (n Ills nslgfcV knowing no compromise between rUjbt of wrtApV'it once (nHslcd, An Amerl- cm borY.lOs pfilniy Ay duly to ha told his fie kissed her good-by at Ihe Mem- phis ruWM'sUlloh. "Hut you 'Vlll wtllo me, and thai, will always five rno the courAgc that I chill nMd before I corns back." ''Oi, ot t ihill rrlte ovefy stie: assured him. lie smiled bis pleasure at this, and waved her a final farewell. Since that day life has tnujht Maxwell Ayers many things'. Letters thai made him forgot the discomforls ot trench life hftd the horrors ot war followed htm to France, and''lh.cn suddenly, last April, ihty slopped. Young Ayere, still suUerlng a Ml with lila eyed, which were gassed last June, while try- Ing to'save a friend ill the balllc area around Chateau-Thierry, returned here Dec. 1st laat. Anil In all this Word from the young woman ha'd reached him and mfmorles of her nnd her np- parcbl dtelftynity caused him as much pain his eyes and the phlns In his hoAtl caused from Being struck liy a thell. The Mystery of Wedsing Notice Lllllc Mhs was much too nltracllvc a Blrl not to Invllc attention from olher boys of her social and It quite natural that some of Ilictn should vie for Ihe honor of escorting her home from parties and escorting her lo picnics. One young nmn In particular soughl Ihls privilege most often. Ant! then there appeared one day In a Memphis paper announcement of the marriage of this young IUHII lo Miss Weathers. What motive underlay bit of tragedy no one hfts disclosed. The announcement was cut out of tho paper and mailed lo young Ayers In Fraace. lie was in a rest ramp nl Ihe time. It rained all dny long, but the d.irkntfs of the shy was nothing compared lo the fcavful tlacVness ot despair Into which the young hinn was plunged. 'That anybody could plaj such a mean trick." reasoned to himself. How he wished his com- pany would be. oallcd tnto action, so that Ihe r.nile of nrllllcry fire, the burallr.g ol and the ghastly music of w-nr would hlot out, for the llmo being, all thought of such disloyal pcoplo back home! he wae Ignorant of wrong-doing he could not even In .the face of this blow picture It In "Surely, It could not be he said over ami over again to himself, and then a small Interior voice, seemed to tell him that as lie had done no wrong, everything would right itself in the end. Shortly otter thts the company was ordered Inlo This young warrior, brave fia tho of them, pursued tho German hordes, sllll 'bclletlng In Ihc ultimate triumph of justice. Then one day, In line of the fire-swept lillls, he paused to drag his ivounOcd chum, .11. .1. Merrill. of Texas, Into a shell bole for safely. lie hail just succeeded In giving him Ihls nrolcc- Mon when A shell slnick hlK iLclmel, knocking him down untoiisciuuii and tcarlus enougli.pt a his gns mask to permit thin poison lo seep lulu his eycf, and for A llnle render him totally blind. For too months ho, liy.ifi 1'arls hospital, but never In all thts tfmp. did he give up hope. Finally convaiesceal. lie rclurncd-'lo his torn but not long after this the armistice was f lined, nnd t; IHlic. more than a month later young Ayers was on his way home. "Back Home" in a HoiprUl Ills eyes bothered him ftgaln, and he was sent to a New Vork military liosplUI. Hut the middle ot December he obtained leave lo spend Ilia holl- ilay.i with Ills' niinl In Memphis. Throuth some mistake In puhllcallon of the c-r.sualty list in a Memphis paper In August, young Ayers was re' ported as being "Killed In action." Ills mint about tho samo time, however, re- ceived wore! from the War Department of his wounds, anil reported lite recovering In a hospital, nut pretty Weathers was not apprised ol this (act, and after she read of his dellh In the psper, eho scWcd a gold en her ElfrCve, and no amount of urging from 'her pnrcntc cbuld Induce her to lake part In the ;wlal lite of Metophle. She mnurncd tho yoyrig_man Young Ayenr fcellaycd that her af. lection for Milled' out.'- Tbsreby the Iftnglc. Still, with It all, It Irjlnfr Senior, 1319. hard lo he ercuuloiifi Iiilui ol dtspcmtc liono TRlaycl liy After greeting his anal, about the first thing-, youug Ayers did Tvhen he arrived'back In .Meni- 'Iililp, was lo scan the marriage''records .at City Hall lo.confirm the nightmare 'hat he had been suffering. Over Ihe long lists he hours, carefully examining every name. Xo, ,lhcrc was some inlBlakc. There was nb record of any marriage having taken place in Memphis.. Young Aycrs has imagination, this has been quickened by the vast lighting panorama ol war- fare through which lie has passed. He would Icam the truth. This wu'ihe thing lie wanted most of all In Ihe world. Tie hud seen ,he wonderful disguise of his soldier companions in liieir makeup theatricals filvcn in camps !n France during She rest periods. This Idea caught Ms.fancy. He powdered his h.ilr to n whiteness, while a miislachc cauaHy while, cov- ered a familiar mole on Sis left check. lie borrowed a black overcoat and a black sott felt bit, snd calling a taxi, he motored to the home of the young woman. lie introduced himself as an uncle ot the jOiins man Miss Weathers mourned. He told her bo had just heard Ihe news and had come to sympathize T, llh her In her loss. Ho noticed the gold star on her sleeve. She seemed despondent. "Oh, cheer he encouraged her- "There arc just as many good fellows about as 5Ioiwcll of Meaiyhis, from a Picture of Her.Civrried to.Lhe by Maxwell Ayen. Arersiwcs. XIon wlirrimrry one of -Ihenu some lay and be Iiajiiiy." She broke down and cried.- Stie was. liicou- sabtle. Hc..ipologized for Intruding oil her. grief. So. utter. months of an'slous ihc'agin, ot battles W.OH .ind -losl and 'Iiifi. conscience. Iho. rrnlre of such 'action, he had Cnully learned lha -truth! (Icre, for .ill? second tinie. this, youth of' tiJenly had demonstrated lo him the, final tri- of juEtlcc! "1 always thoughlj" lie told his aunt dial -nlghl, must he ponis .mistake. I' never .could make myself believe lhat Mary would ircal me like Mini. You ace I was right." The neit iui; iinlfoiiu.' ivllli It.- sen'lce stripes, young Avrto hurried lo rne honv; .if his fi.inccc. It sluJ'Trlio r.ilr'.vered.Ilic hell, aMd held Ilic door tvirlo. "Jlary. Mary, will you 'Imir nnd krrli oul Ille draught.." .vnlleil 'I'T niulli'.'r Irtini Hut Mary stoac( ttiuibflxcj. "Aren't you .plail lo me: bic-k'.'" tic arknl with a boyish, "happy smile. For answer, Mary fslnlctl his feet. jilet coulan't lielievG il." slie sp.1d later, "but In spite ol my ilnliapplness I never really t-nvc in liope.' 1 thought- surely there miisl be a mistlki somewliere." The young soidltr is now in n Now York camp awfllttrig hK discharge, and .when he receives uils nollflcatlon from Uncle Sam there Js to be 3 eli- ding In Memphis." A highly Inle'resltl group la Memphis Is 'waiting (he event. A Doctor's Viesw of the Modern Corset CUSTOM lays a heavy hand upon tho health ol woman'. She .pays.moat dearly tor vror- shiii at the shrine, ot fashion. Shoos ami corse's arc most responsible tor conditions com- plained nl. Ears Dr. 1'- II. Woodull In an article primed In tho Journal of the American Oslespathlc Afsoeliillon. High lieels arc unnatural nnd tho only C-XCMHO tor their existence Is Ibal (hoy make HIH fed seem snullcr. In raising Ihe heels there Is mi incrwsc In the natural lumbnr lordode, the rnlural pqiillihrlum Is dlilnrbed and nlinornial ten- sion Vrought upon lha liimliar and pelvic artlcn- lallons iisaniontB musclcF. This Is Indeed functional lor.losls, bul In lime It becomes struc- tural, as ilocs any other'curvature, and carries wttii II all ol Ihe disturbances of my structural cnrviuure, not only locally, but 10 the (Issues In- nervatcd Irom thp dlslurhn'd area. The foot deformity 1 will not pAccpl lo say tlut If ft chilling or a wetting ol Iho feet icaels disastrously upon the pelvic circulation, as we know It rloes, why should not n craropcd and strained foot do likewise? Can any one of yo.i that a IMhlohably shod foot looks any- thing like a real lunctloalnj foot should or that it Is In Any wi? properly enclosed to perform (unction ol locomotion? waist of the 12-year-old glil U usually la A corset of sonia description, not neceesarllr tight, hut on? (hat despite the r.ict lhat Iho shoulddrfl and Iho hiiis expand, proTenU Iho i-roper expan- sion of the val.iti- -The advix-atea of the corset ni3j Tay.irhai incy pleflsc, buL.lne intention of the confrivanrc i? to'make a "trim''- wattl.. The. cor- PC( e'mbrAces Ihe, lower nrc given-an iilmoslpcvpiinillCTlMi: th'-1 clr- cunifc-rcnrxi or lUe-towcr .illachmcnts 01 tile (llntilir-.iftin ai- .Ivell as thOEo of'.' thrr alidr.mlup.l mnsrle-S nrc" dlaiiir'nod.-'anfl (iicy all rehxed and Icsg.nc.llt'e. Urcallilng hlndcreili the .ir.ulraiory o[ (lui chest lo cany nn tho vonnya clrenlallon Is dependent .ind valvoless iielvlc veins becoioe.en' gorged and thr-pdvlc organs eonsesltd. The corset furlher nets da n sulint or a ban- dage upon the abdominal nnd luml'ar muscles. Dlil- you ever sec A woman l-snd freely nnd stoop grace- fully with a co.r.set on? Aitaln dirailsn of rcluUvi- non-use mnscloa lose Ihe.ir lone' to .a stlli cease largely to hecotiio accessory iiuisclap of rcsplrnilou, rind, what Is obrha'pR mpro Imiiorlnnt, 10. penprai th'jlr luhcljoU.or poitB for the abdominal organs, V Tho ah'dotninrtl muscles fimmri thD'ib'iIouiiujl "orpanB lod.lredlV.hlil.jionc, Iho Itsa'siiretyi :'.C'on- ctrtt.'d ybil cm.'inarttich.uMDiniha] orsan'reats" utoh a. which ll'hag a.: tendon- cy.lo slide forw.irdcnd iendtBcy Is opposed and resl'mlnod" -the clca.H'htn ticy ire icare lac from and a.pliils it tke'.abi. cpntcnls results. TheM.'Jn'- info 'the pelvis wlie'u the ercn -when aevirc pelvic congcsllbn Is caused.: ;