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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^.^I^AGE FOUR E L,ETHUniD&' DAILY HKrtALD MONDAY, SEPTEMBER to. 11M8 aetbbriboe Ibevalb - DAILY AND WCCKLY , � , . - ., - Profirletor* and Publlsherv fHt LBTHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT. I�Q COMPANY, LIMITED an'Vth 8tr�et south; Lethbrtdg* W. A. Buchanan PrMtdent and Manacin^ Director lafca Tonano* -  Bualntia lia&agar T1LRPH0NE� Baalneaa Otfie� .......... WJtorlftl Offio* ......... 1U4 Suba�ri^tion Ratass Btny, �eUT�ired. par wa�k 'f^ tMlr. artlTered, p�- year^ Pally, by mail, per year ......Jjw Waeltly, by mall, per yaar "J" WaaWy, by mall, p�- y�ar to TJ.a.jr- DatM ot axptry of aubaorfpUona aj-m�*e itUr on addreaa labaL Aooept-aaca of paperi tXto- expiration aate U *ar authority to contlnua tha tub-oilptloa. IMPRESSIONS WITH THE CANADIANS FH^.PROGRESS OF THE V/AR.' I The Americans in their drive on the i|t. Mihiel sector, have released 160 �iqiiafe miles of territory from Ger-inan hands, which had been nuder the Ikeel of the Hun since the beginning ^f the -n-ar. The American forces are Ijow- but a few miles from MeU. This -citr, however, cannot be taken by a �;frontal att^clc, bat will have to he ^iutflanked. It, is; fully anticipated, howeyef,, that.the .place �n-ill be In iillled-hands within a short time. Aastrla-Hnngary's suggestion that belligerents meet in some neu-lAl place to Informally discuss peace J terms In a non-binding -way, is char-, icteriied by the London papers as Siierely a Teuton trick to gain time. bON'T LET THE :ilATTAtlONS DWINDLE ; ; Geifc Maurice la a-recent article on iiie war situation makes the significant statement that: >, "No line can .now' stop an atta43k 'py. oar tanks backed by a short but ;~|rery intense bombardment, and, above' � til, by our men, provided we keep our batttaliona up to strength and give -^tom' ample opportunities for train-jfiig. But .we must not expect miracles, 's^ere'l* a sound old military maxim: ^^pope for the best and prepare for wmbV . .'Thet one fatal coarse ia i'Who is LiTfisay-Livesay, the Caua-Sian ^ar, correspondent who is por-�Mylng so well the part the Cana-dtans are playing in the present of- >&Tliayi"�ii a corre'^pohdent,'is a discoverr of the'last few years. He always had ability ^d literary gifts but the truth, -was only recently grasped.' -Belonging to an old English family, he came to Canada a consider-ahle_a' number "^jf years ago. He engaged in fruit fanning near Torontb, and mining in New Ontario and lumberiug in Parry Sound. He had his "upa and downs" until he landed In newspaper work In Western Canada and then he hega_^n to go "up" only. From the Winnipeg Telegram to thfeAeglria Standard he progressed to the directing management of the We/teiS-^^ocIated'Press, when . ^ it was 'foraged. He was , with it imtil tiS'^^Gaiadiftn* Press; liimited came lnt6,,eilflWce and he Jhen Became m'ana:ger in Western tlanaiib. ftir that blgyCanadian news organization, ^ He proved liis,worth not only afs an executive; but as a-newspaper man; Now he i|,')var correspondent,with the Canadian-, iorces Jn PYance, and a splendid correispondent he is. - He Is living up to his opportunities and the Canadian public Is being brought Into Intlniate touch with the Canadian troops through his vivid relation ol the "human interest" episodes through which our brave men re passing in these eventful days. The ioh ot war correspondent is most exacting, especially so when you are expected to make a regular daily contribution. The _ correspondent follows the troops, keeps in touch with , all movements, and then under great difficulties gets his copy back to the � telegraph office. There it may be held up-lor hours, having to take a hack place to official despatches. And then the censor! He has to cut his copy to 'meet that gentleman's exactions-^and that is .a task in It- self. Some uutos were! on the streets yesterday. Necessity may have been the occasion for a few, but others-^ well it would take a German bombardment to make some people realize that-there was a war waging and that service and sacrifice w�fe ne-^k-A , wssar;r to over\\belm the enemy, ' "Did you see ray boy at the front?" is a natural question for a foud per-ent to first fire at a visiror to the war zone. Seeing men, that you to see, at the front, is almost next to impossible. We spent two ilnys with the Canadinn corps; it would have taken two weeks to get around and meet the follows you particularly desired to meet. It is well uniierstood that we were not taken to the Canadian -area to meet the individual soldiers; the purpose of our visit was to bring us in contact with the operations ot the Canadi&n corps as a body and two days was far too short. It must always be remembered that battalions and batteries are distributed amongst different brigades and divisions. You may find a Lethbridge battery in one division and then you are told there is another Letlibridge battery in another division. I was only able to meet the 39th Battery in firieadler-General's .Stewart's brigade. The 20th is pretty well ch.inged. and the 61st is in another brigade. 1 did not see any of the 61st men at all, because I was not near them. 1 am going to talk with a considerable use of "I,'; hecause only in that way can I convey to Lethbridge people my personal contact with the Canadian corps. It is necessarj' to begin with our arrivalat the Canadian front. After a long automobile drive, covering much of -^stem France, from Boulogne to Calais and then to within sight of Arras and within hearing of the gims, we reached a rest depot late one afternoon. This rest depot was beautifully situated in a'-little field, surrounded by trees, adjoining a small French town. Here we made our headQuarters. The first evening I had the privilege of dining "ivith the commander-in-chief of the Canadian corps at his headquarters in a quaint old chateau, with lovely grounds about it. That same night, very late, and just before leaving the headquartfers I had i3y first glimpse of the airmen chasing an.enemy plane. The searchlights flashing all about enabled us to see the British planes, away up in the heavens. Needless to say, it was a thriHlng sight. The whole atmosphere was Intense with war. The airplanes, the searchlights, and , the flashes of the gtms made us realize that we were actually at the front and near the enemy. The six-mile drive back to the rest camp was a revelation. While the sky was clear and star-dotted, the road was dark, because every French road is lined with trees, that overhang the highway and keep out the light. The automobile did not carry any lights"but we moved along rapidly and passed, without a collision, many motor lorries and ambulances,, and occasionally we would see a searchliglft in a neighhoring tield:jand an anti-air gun poking its nose to the heavens. That auto-driver, a Canadian boy, knew his husiness. He could drive In the night without lights and- in a busy thoroughfare, at as high a speed as most of our so-called experts at home would dare to attempt in broad daylight. Keep in mind that we were travelling imder-the direction of British and Canadian officers. A programme had been mapped out for us, and it we did not follow the programme we woBld be left stranded. A'stranger, a civilian, could never move around the war,zone, alone. He w'ould be either lost or arrested, arid neither possi-ijllity was encouraged. Had~I wanted ^!to reacB'all fhfe Ivefbbridge boya, that :'I 'Woiiid 'liked to hav^ seen,�I would i>haye 'liii to induce an officer to take a ca,r frpmthi party,and run me ahout, wW'cb' it will be rqadlly, nri derstood, was impoBSible. And to find the Lethbridge hoys 'was next to impossible. They tttfght *e: in the trenches, they �be' at rest ttr they' might'be op leave or in hospitals. It would hav!^ taken days to locate them. It is hard to explain the ohstacles in this respect. One member of our party wanted to have his sun brought to hlra; Headquarters agreed to send for the boy. A day later a soldier turned up but it wasn't the man's sop at all; it was another boy of the saine name. This chap said he knew he wasn't the soldier wanted, but his superior officer told him he had to obey the order from higher-up and so he came-and proved that he was right. That is an instance of the difficulty in locating and visiting a soldier, amongst many thousands in Prance. Our first day in France was devoted to a visit to Vimy Ridge-a bat-Uefleld that will forever giorify the dauntless . bravery of the ' Canadian ti'dops. "As'we approached that'historic ppot, travelling on a light railway, one of tlie notable anhieveinfint.s of our Canadian engineers, we sal in .silence and marvelled at the scene. All about us wer� old trunelie.s that had been won and held by i)je Canadians. Here and there aH \vf passed along, were little graveyards. PICKED trp PASSING ^ rm jmr Mjuf by the proceeds hoarded stock. of the sale, ot the It is proposed to make KdmonhMi's libi-ary Ijoard elective. Lieut. David Slilnc, formerly a detective on the Calgary police foi-oe, has been killed. Harry P. Ellis, has come from Ontario, to be physicnl director of the Calgary y. :m, C. a. W, C. Zollner./e prominent druggist of London and other cities in western Ontario, died suddenly. Win. J. Fulcher. a blacksmith at Forest, seventy-three years old, dropped dead while shoeing a liursc. Hon. A. L. Sifton, says Canada will have a large surplus after charges on war loans have been paid. Lord Atholstan. ot the Montreal Star, lias made his first trip throng!; the west and is greatly impressed. Alberta's coal production ,this year. from-Januarj- to August 1. tvas.t inill-ion and a half tons in excess of the same pwiod last year. Plans have been made by the M. cf, R, to obviate congestion at the Bridge-burg yards such as there was last tvinter. The C. P. R. is taking steps in the same direction. iNalural.Ea,sriia5''"tieen-aiscovferod at ciiauvln'.Alber^T " v?  ' ' ......- ...... the Rev. D'. H; �jnirahall. who'crime'to Calgary from Didsbuiy sovon mont\ia ago to supply the pulpit ot the Hill-hutst JPreshyterian church, in the ab-�sence-of � the pastor, .Rev. Robt. Ma-gowan .baa boeu called to the pastorate of the South CalgaiV Union church. , Toronto's : coajtrlbulion to ofs* -Piind wna '?541vS20. Ifon. Capt, Rev. W. H, Davis, who cj ...Jwafe serving as chaplain at the front �""\wlth Uie 4th C.M.R., Toronto, has been killed in action. He was awarded .. . . / . ,,' *\V', ii, .\ military cross for valuable and A mm.stes'iah,asa�iciutlon-:ha^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ wounded rmcd at praubrodlt^jvitli;. Bm'._ H.__^ Mun's^and. Passchendaele. Ho fprmcd ^ . _ MTright, as president.' ' was at one time located at Red Deer. with their crosses ttnd tin plates bearing the names of the fallen. Wild flowers, mainly the poppy of Flanders covered the graves ~%vith their rich bloom. As we ^limbed along the ridge, shell holes, small .ind large, told us of the terrible bombardment our troops had undergone in the effort to clear that ridge of the enemy. This battlefield of ^'imy w^as once dotted with peaceful farms, little villages and an abundance ot trees. Today it is desolate. Y'ou -would never know the land had been cultivated or that .trees once grew there, or that villages existed. Wild grass, shrubs and flowers were beginning to cover the s.hell torn hillside. At one corner Capf. Hiidson, ."\I.P.P., for Wairiwright, had a little battalion farm, which green with vegetation when we saw it When the -war ends Vimy Ridge^will be dotted with farms and trees and villages again; and we hope war will never again erase thenr. Vimy -njust, be marked by a monument for the fallen Canadians. No place can tell' more of , w innipLt,. ^ jio^vijurn, minister ot militia, T i,M,t H w rr,nr, w^ii known To- �sainst the appointment of Col. Bick- in aouou. ^ rpj^gy pi-otastlng on the ground ~, i, , . � � , , , ru,i that-Col. Blckford has not seen over-Edmonton's taS-rate has been fixed ,.,, ^prvira rlllrlnir the nre^Pnt wnr at 30 mills. There will bo an addition- ^^"^ ^""^'^ present war, al patriotic ta.v onjand ot one mill, | 3,^.^,. g^,,^,^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ Premier Stewards auto s.o. Fall. Ont.^ ^^^..^ct wis"^i5^ roni m front of a chunli al Blmonv ,, j^^fj^,, ^, September 2. He left _ I iwith the Siith Battalion and tor sev- - , , . � Ti t 1, frnl raontlfc was instructor in Eng- J. Brown Laing, a former Pcterboro Recently he reverted and went hardware merchant, died at New Or- rrauco. He leaves a wife and tour MISIIINEIS TO WltH SERVICE iW leans. A temporary board will control th� C. .V. R., pending .the outcome of negotiations for aurcht^e of the. Grand Trunk Railway. ��' " .. People in Toronto dissatisfied with the_^ pacifist attitude ot Lord Lans-dowiHN want the iiame ot Lansdo^vvne Ave. in that city changed to Jutland. Capt. E. A. Baker, iiimselt blinded, has been appointed to the vocational staff of the Department ot Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment to care for blinded soldiers. . The revenue tor the five months ending w-ith August increased more than twelve and a halt million dollars compared with the same period last year. , Chris Anger, believed to be a German, is minus 3,000 pounds ot flour, which lie was found to he harboring in his house south of Morse. The flour was confiscated. Ari'ger was fined $200 and the Canada food board enriched children. At the Anglican Gerioral Synod the house of delegates concurred in a resolution of the house of bishops to appoint a joint commission to confer with-the .legislative committee of the Church Prayer Book and Bible Society, "to secure their as3ista;ico in the distribution ot literature counteractive of the various anti-Christian cults at present weakening fhe Itte of the church. , - r  Jealousy, superinduced by a drunken rage, is alleged to haive been the reason why Dave Smith, a porter at the - Argyle House, at West Lome, Out...shot and seriously wounded Mrs. W. B. "Baylor,, aged 50, wife ot the proprietor of the hotel,, and nfter-' wards attempted to do away with himself in the barn in~the rear of the hotel by cutting his tliroat with a pocketknite. In the darkness the knife became lost anrf Smith resorted to broken glass, with which he attempted to. aev^er th^ arteries In each fore-1 (From Our Own Corrosponaont) Foremost, Sept. 16.-Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Beatty have gone on an extended vjsit to the States. � Mrs. Chas. Walker returned on Ttioa-day'a train after spending a :week in Lethbridge visiting friends. Mrs. Jack Green loft on Monday to join her husband, 'Vancouver. Tlios. Franklah commenced this week the building of his new palatial residence. There seeiua to be general satisfnc-tion among the residents of this district since, the C.P.R. have deemed It wise to continue the tri-weekly train service on this line. -It is consoling to know that the country has not taken a bacluvard step but is at least holding its own. . Mrs, Wm, Henderson ia confined to her home through a^ severe sickness. We trust she will''soon be out agnPn. _ Emmerson Roberts is home from Peta-wawa on harvest leave. Mr. and,Mrs. T. jr. Westbrook and air. and Mrs. Donohue are spending a week or so among the mountains in the Banff district, angling and kindred sports. Miss R. Knight arrived in town on Tuesday's train and is Sta:flng with her sister, Mrs. .\rnold. southeast of town. Mrs. C. W. Whitney bad �, fall at her home seriously injuring tlio right arm, but is recovering as .speedily as can be expected! , To Go Overseas Dr. S. Asterof, wlio has been our medical practitioner for the past throe years, left on Satm-day for Calgary to go in training for" overseas. Dr. Asterof has received his appointiuent as lieutenant .and sn'IU attain his captaincy ibotore leaving for Prance. Dr. G. B. .Jlills, formerly of Manyberrlos, h.'is taken over the practice and work of nncos ot R. A. GllUs gutlierod in tho church on Friday oveningr. Tlio gath-oring was in tho torin of uCnrowoU to Mi-,' Gillis, who'ls leavlnij' Wwn for Calgary. Tho evening wns ''hpciiI. in games and a short proKram ot songs and music. During the ovonlng Urii-tian Hunt reiid an addrusB to ftlr, Gillis, and Miss Myrtle Roberts made tho presentation ot;a fount^ain pen, "Air. Glllia, though taken complotoly by liurprise, replied feelingly. Tho boys and girls Borvod light refreshmoiiI� and the singing ot "Auld Lang Sync" brought a very enjoyabfe evening to i� closo. The Red Cross dance given by tho North Circle Tuesday evenini:, was a decided success. The sum ot $25.0(1 was realized above the necessary expenses. R. A. qillis left on .Saturday's train for Calgary, whei'e he will reside. 'I'iiB good \yishes ot his f(;iend8 mid noigii. bora go with him.' ' i ^ arm, � but'feucceedea; only in causing! Dr. Asterof� . � ,^ ' . ^ deep wounds, / 1. A number ot friends> and acquaint- POPE DOES NflHIi � CZAiA:G'M Rome, Selit, 16.-^Tn6 "Vatican doet not believe that the former Hussian. empress ia dead tor it is considered' probable it Would ha^v^e" liSen "informed if there was contir.mftUon.ot. the ru port. After tli^ execution of forniei Emperor Nicholaa, the .Vatican ap pealed to tho German, and Auatriar governments to eaviJ his wife nni) daughters. Recent uucohflrraejl re ports from Spain arbarism of a heathen foe ' has placed him helpless at your; mercy, an/B froni out the awful abyss'' comes to YOU his voice, bG; aH the pathos of his agony for. the relief which YOU can give. ; ; :, Won't you. give - as -freely" of' YODfe'-MOlNiY; 4 HE has of HIS BLOOD? ^ There is absofutely no distinctibn of race or creed/ AH soldiers are i administered to' alike! . , V * ,\ �: 'l^pfi:^..^ The amount asked of the good people-of Canada.during'the week of September 15th to 23rd is absolutely necessary to supply the comfort, recreation and relief our boys at the from so badly need. - ^ WONT YOU GIVE THEM WHAT V^^^^ IF YOU WERE "OVER: TMERE*^? September li'l to Dominion Wi6�. G ;