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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALD.V FRIENWN-CHlEf OF THE CANADIANS Major "Joe" Clart of Ontirio Government.Office in Lon- don Home on Leave. NO END OF KINDNESS Thousands of Our Boys Over- seas 'Found Him Always Ready lo Help. DURING the four might have re-en wilktn ia the London i around hospiials where la; a stalwart, elder Majer. whh red lal his cc-llar. a whllo ar-V the b'.arirff cf at'l full lagrined. barking Archie slulls. We la fan I ry sensed ;k strain. This pkkcr had to bo lujduL up our paus with "Irawv'1 and aLiuuualllcn. The sky grew tven inovc crowded UttTe Canit'.Y and S. K. J'F. The atrmcii Ie5s...fic- as the used 10 say! Then one hot aflernoun about (im o'cioLk over failed a formation of about fitiecn Kokktrs at a liiude. Our began 'o as.-.eiub1e anrt about In limitation. IB E. S's c.ime ncaier It' and -bust off a few rounds In see If ihcl.- mai-hlne-irjnv were orJer. The air was.lenso ublic J d'.-rful norU wllh Its abilily r ._ Daughter bi a PlAsierer Who Married a M. _ T, _j Is Now Vrry.lmporuinl Personage .n In the Amcrtcnn advance Ihrough the ECiElon oi Ihe iailroa3. Uo kUometres iniide the HE of 'that n. large iUleiuLmee. most- nrl L metl in hllilkl- Lltrrt Mr- was accorded n" rousing i-cCc-iuibii j I was ralhcr liken aback at the rnos! ab urd person whtn line, aFsuracd s. treaitndous jlratcsici impomacc. and wocd- .cd; bills Gernnn'machme gunners inlcrvecfiJ. vtH'n Eot-rt. now of ahe saw him for ifee firs-l lime, lie tho Chief the with ifac Toxholts ofl republic rf-Ucrlla. is slightly Linked Tjme afler time various units of ibe 335 th' had lo dash across. Ihe little .valley and tbe 'world, ihe sadly avowed to a oT lh- Vienna U a summer, renditions litre 'dreadfjl place .to lite in. and the railroad. skirmish lire pugcacloui 'dltpOTiUiop -ot nice is 'isures would spiritunJ awE'y under an intense machlno guu i catastrophe! the "fire thatisouiidtd ihoayn all the !ady is .that men. In froa pneiiroluic'riveleis'in-.lhc were 1 Women, are nol nalural picifisls. hamtncving away.- The exclusion 'of. womcQ from all enMh4 hill on power, in tits ren- as a ridiculoua lilltc fellow, who writhed his (ealuru and wavea ands like a mounletanh. He" was his early twealles yrliOD these happened. Ilf .iiad vn in liremeu as a liarness-npiker ftcr faillns I'.nanclaily. ,il .in is fatncr'a calling of tailor. .He liad omc rarly.into the Ecclallst rnore- nienl and hi- haransuea EitEcBUy the who wtre much amused by his gestures-, and i conlorlioas. This Tras I vaircy liiid lo be! dereJ Europe an .armed, camp and anUnzrr7 Its history.lo ne violent: Wo- fe a mpc- a tb" Wdy-lfiinks, siand cfenid-'out. Scr5ea Uefofe l he is lender ot n hospital and.to JnLcresl In unofficial r nil.1 und Inc Irish burr on. Ins tontjija aside all for- malities in his paiH, and In a. hun- dred and one ways lie did litlle and Ihinssrrrrom wrlling. for ..a. boy or wangling a Lhealre for convaUicent. to itfrrinc up action in promotion or mace his office" 1n' "3traad the general Headquarters ol.hundreds of Canadians on leave'in Ixmdon, After croEslnc an open aL theJ.Frnu Ebcrt sens or knits while si base- or JliLl ;23 and advancing delivers her idtas on s' through the woods at" the base olj Ihla hill opjiofitc1. Karly and his ocg them .Corporal Alvin L'. ;i'ork. ftumblcrl onto a_ CSerman of Corrunaud, where there were, m pro than 'a Ecoro uf sltiiii? about, catlns and talking. Atier an exchange Ihe (Jcrmaas yliouled They quit cold, indudins Ihe CIcrman mnjor In Because of the extreme shorlne: and remarkable ;lius tan'l, reports Ihe Triljunti, daily. Frau Lulse Ebcrl lophfl 'tallc and ilimsncr Iran sha is. t It rc-gard her ptrMinallty as sufficiently summed up In Ihu German i ivord "lempcra.Qienlvoll." Fraii KberL docs rcely necJ art they in ll-.e large broad, espar.si Lena nee. pursed lips- liigh and somewhat combative. forehead r rather sullen expression. Rut tie if thorl In datlon ol his success as an oraloK} sialure anil h-s IEJJE ;-ii-ni altos'eth3r for ihe.rwti of Ins frame. He is dislincily corpulent, a "fact lo which.he himself maiiu witty when he on the 'fact Uiat service liaJ lo bs differenl from ours. The chairman of the meciiEg, _> Sinister lo ilo Including.skids, sud- j ilc-n Jc-rkd vertical dives, tail iiavc- torn an urdinary machine j One j'aiticular Fokkcr, (tainted in Little habit of creeplriL1 over the llnta aL a. h'sli aliiludc and then diving on our otserv.ition .balloons. He had wonderful luck. He lyould dive at a furious, silc-eJ.' fire the bal- loon.-jerk violently nut of the dire into a sweeping, climbing, turn anil racics low for home bu'orc the X'allooii was well a [ire. Got Four m Two Hours Broke Like a Bubble the Koklit'r "lor'niauon ijrokc like a unhide ami ;he (if-1 teen plants lo tumble inadlr fnrthuard. Tticre seemed _kc. no 1 mcthoil lo Hull- actions, 'd6n-ni_ leltcr-skclicr lln-v Icll. bin- paiiols' of sqout mainlines sv.'cpi' on lliem oii'L oC Lho llun me Ice sped. .one. ONK i People juscaiblsd to look al lilm Irier thtn ID hear A youth in o-e of Ebcrt'E told his siller TThen he abouL the Jucny liltlft man whP.look- ed like a irlndmlLl.'' This her .girl friend In the next-L bouse: Tba.1 sir! EbeiL Kha entreated.'her father _'to take her to .pec .the funny llftle man. For 2. whole week alierlier firEt o: Fritz the blithe I.uise laughed day lie tot four balloocs in Another day three f. It wa.T a s epcakei; rtmirkcd t The Ini'anlv.v ivere -tickled with the 'o hours. I balloons a h'-hts manifpid activities and .claim-' ed whole IJfe had .been de- vet ed-16 the uplifting ot'tlie iiiidEr- doe and preaching .ciliztnshlp. Bollomley aa a Iritnd ot -Iho" soldier nnil Jrillxerithip. This gave Mr. .BoUom- lie ri- in reply triaVhc was Ihe'EUlr- jtti '6t miieh a fact which, yetmcd-lo.havc a toothhis nnJ effect lUan heartily when, she Ihousht- of .lilra. Ior.he that- criticism to him Ebcri kepi up-liis propaganda work ,.pOUrinB oU (not'M-ater) "on a w IB [mmifration Work HEX the' war ,broke out, liie Jlajor, Mister; was practically-in charge of' ihe Ajenl Gencral'a office for. Ontario, a.nd was rhiefly engaged in'Immfgrailon work, But when the war liesan landing IhousandE of Ontario men in Engiand, immigrallon took second piace to looking after the "choral The ill- lllla Department, conferred an honor- arjr and ;h? promptly bfgan to learn the "slafl so ak to Inllmlda'te all pel-' ty In ihe bay of a few, days' extra or a, little .mailer of overlooked pre- caullon, or a visit to a bro- In a far-off hospital, Frilly soori, cables to arrive from far-away Onta'rio." asking for worJ. of wounded boys. And U was not look htr focj-y-sli She Is command. j cssenliaJly R Js'orlh German woman Then from fox ttilrty yards j who CGmts jrom .Burnria. Krau Eb'ert beyond, olhtr Germans sniveled cot at all Incljned "lo roundness, machine 'guns about 3rd ,oper.cd 1'Lre 35 are soiilhercerg." Her father brought up a large fam- ily upon the "wages of a worker at plastering and he haJ a shop later "on. lie; did rrell a.s a lUUe mercha.nl. Ills tcr LulscSvM a keeper of-nc- and from firlhood the national thrift. She- has picked on the Americans and Ihclr i Tha sought cover Ilcst and picked the best of il- Six of lhc Ain- tricans were killeJ. Three ollicrs ol Sarlj's two siuads. Including K.irly, ;vere wounded. That left Corporal 'ork antl-Xtven prh-atss: These rivates, Uy liteir i'alcmenls to pri (hat their. they were all In guarding "ihe prisoners. York- alone was re- plying to ihe German fire. Eo York alone it was who kiLlod the twenty- five Germans who TV cm counted a fjtc hours Inter liy Capt. Cos, ol Allanla. York had vt Khooltns _________.________V the loilers of-Bremen .and soon a" di si Ing ui shed" character i of a sort. He' gave-up hW place-in ihe harness cfiop and altaciicd-.hlm- cir to the fortunes of Ihe Socialist jrbiip of Bremen, at in a way. The. acL renulred .'Muraje and firm fallh. FriU "in ;limt .ook Ihe lead slrike which af- 'ected the iicttonal Joriunts of Ihe ralhcr of l.Uise.' He liecame ajhc'ro in liie house. Her first objection when he lo marry, him-- ;tiat he very 'rom him Ins lhat great men fia'vts been shorl. -N'a- parlicularly, .but came the' somelioV. The Eb'erts given.'up t'ne" liillo house just' outil-ie 'Bcrllo IQ which Ihey llVei-. for several yean, It may be dtick'g back." In'true'Mflrk Anthony style he confessed himself a "itlaln blunt who says what lie thinks ought 10 be epld. In charactemllc fasbioii" he nouncEd htrhstlf In war day an and clarm'eu that In such capacity lit was the means ot ienUing more 'boys lo the colors" than any other reoruilln; lie attlrmcd that not .more than tlirc-3 civilians, knew the "rci par I" of Ihe war, and nildcd faceti- ously: can never quite rcmembc Llie'ninic of Ihe first, bul I am Ihc other J Doon't Lick Confidence mer tain meet. Every lime one uf balloons -went timidly Into the ky the-troops ivould gather aroutid he Ehclltraiflc of a.'house ar.d watch. Ihe black find white ,ttle .Fohker divil didn't send It dowu In. a.luinblc of flame and 1 tl-lcasi a Yarloil.i fchcinca .were deviled to 'get" this .EaLlobn Artist. It ivas gelling .1 bit thick. Our planes wcte increased in number, -until the Eky! actually congested Ti'Jlh jostting planes. And spmo Irilliant mind drvistd lhc scheme of loading-the basket ot Gr.a or our ballostts. witli dynamite to be flrfd by a wire ftoni the ground. Dummy tiro men were pnl th.it ivs want only tonslruelio He lirmcd lliat straight at one of our buHoons. Be- fore we coiiM set our rtrejuhs lha balloon was a bek-li of-flams GiunTicaly ;o itie zround. And lh'.i Ko'iktr was tu rcjujn .his foimition. a cute move- -We Infantry ycjlcd with excitcnicnl- lhat flam in tr, sinokins loo'n WAS a to I lie hifcfi heavens. IJoivn oul u( infinilc fell our Camels and S. E. Tho llun formallbn, now. was i racing for the CJcrinnn'lines. As HI watched through our flctJ fc snw thai..ihe machine thai lia-.t :uiie afltr- the" lind fallen in tbc lend of the Hun.loTina- tloa." And he-was barred In sink-1 ot is-as our old fucnd ihc i-, .Patrol afy-r i-alrtil ofj scprtli.' 'dived "into'" Ihe Hun lurblns; ,bul not 11, from ahtaJ and- above, Incie fiye of our machines.; There was a Inriojis or.-'machino Ami then wiih n atflfl "lurch f and a dive thr leader, .llic blnck atid while Dalloun Aititfl, was .oul" of his.- osilion. Like wolves, our orii :ill diiccliuiis Inlo thc.Uun fcr- Ecaiteriug it madly.' IJown, don n cnmc .with' no of our xi-uuts lusslins.iand scrap- nil, (he iv.'iy- and threo.or I hers follow in svc3oscly." .They- verb .1111 chances ol-4ho '.'iiilloon anil Ttideral Purlin men Is has a better system of parHamtniavy rc- prOEcntalion thai our .system tit -c-ducatlon was saner and more'practical ihfin In (lie Old Country. want my little Major Joe who blew into, hospital', r There were the boy's hand and assured aim hs would -Trrile "a fine, Itller to the folka." Tliose are practically cciunl- an anxloue home has been brightened by little personal '.ouch ol the Major worked ;nlq his Icllcra. Then word got around arnorts; all ,lhe troopa thai II any thing was wrong, why If you Jiist called on I hi Major ot 153 Slraiul, It would likely among ih? Canadian wounded. for people who hafl s'vcn up hope'. Thtro were tnlortalr.mtnla and Ontario eonernlly Loostc-1 'hish, Bul the [hLntr of all ihe fact Ihil within rcnch of oc-ry Canadian. Ihe full private to Ihe and gf.neVal, was a fHec'J armed wllb Ihe batlcea ol authority who would plead your or champion your cause rc- dlcss of lull Ihc up. wouM IJE a And, anyvi'ny, there s to a theatre. Dur- 1.120 lhat you -KTV of Uio bboj's from An officer describes lhc Major i follows: p of the' technical dclailJ .'of ie crafts she saw' go ing1 -on in her thcr's workrooms, .She can Tnake picture frame and anc can lurn'oul basket. Her prim manners may t due to the Ehc as a young lady. J'rau Ebt-rt, Jier story Is he European press, that "'according; to all Ihs Elicichcs tha 'family "in iKt, prcaa Latin Kurb'pe, Ilcrr Ebcrt has the rcpu'atlon ot, being somewhat afraid of his the .sort of huaoind colloquially termed henjKcfced. !gha makes all hlal shirts.' ,or did ;o whtn Ihey TTcre living In that liltlc house in the- suburbs'- T' Jerinan who heaved a hard grenade 1 him, mlsslns Tork and voundin's prisoner. Hi haj told of polling ne after another, with hif Coif .J j LUlOmallcJa- lieutenant and even men, came chargiriB down the hill aC- him wllo Ixcd hayonels. As lor the olbtrt, 1'orV: has no cE-rlaln knowlediti ,ol when he 'Wiled them." He simply knows ,ilial he ahootlng at Live and life rarely mlaics- -Shortly niter York tht German 1? sii tenant and his of Command of the 3nd Battalion, Infantry, hb.had'lSZ Almost slrglchandcd -ht tiad ccan-d- liji .'j.l'ork- Hill" A. .ihorl time la'cr tlw. 'Amc-rlcana were' Irl We IIIE TJeotuvllle railroad, .'and a short time alic'r that Tork vras i7carirs the CongTcssjonil of Honor ar.d a. Cfoix tie Guerre Tilh palm lhal liad hetn plnntd to hi.i brcan by Ferdinand Foch. AUTOGRAPH FIEND girl lo te made lo'lenrn Hie numbci' of is'ivfls Henry the KJslitli liaJ. J-'or one thins, 1L 'hi putting wroita iiaasaEC ot hla eitccch -Ans Inoiiehls Inlo-hcv he Carni to -because ey Would know .Ihny were great ,land of freedom, lo al- 1 rcmlhlscciiL of the nine lallora of Tooley street who Ing tho war, be banded oyt Ilic-atrc parses, (o woundcJ 'E Kut that docs not count at nil, the litlle message scrlbtUJ 'on' tho back ot a calling card and addressed rhcalro manasers, which got oth'.r thouunui Into ehows. you went broke on leave biit one doesn't recall ihpsa painful otcaalont. But the Major vJallod IS) Knglind, Scotland And TVak-s to boys- "Jlaybfi'lt waj In reipoTiae td Inquiries for Ihc truth from home. Or' per ha pa Just n frlmdJy risll lO.L'arrj- a little breath of Ontario Into lonely hospital filck emltrl lii of letters be-lji's ilown, complain U looked intc, arid Bierrj' J caves no ttlA "lie lias no unit bul the wlioic C'an- Corj s. tie. liii.i no inloresl bul yours, a crotvn on Sis above the red _ y labs jlionltl tvcar Ihc In-ilinia of I a'r7" above a bis- LT." Of rti1. -ilh Jht first gro'jp told Yorfc ho would ir.akc the resi of. hla surrender If York would null ftr- 'ork pulllnsr Ihe his pistil and Hie major werft'a'quarter, of mil-, ilori 'c.i'.rs of t'ftnadi.in yiiUer the 'Trlend-in-Chlef nf the horn t from lhc war, ihe i Trrlter trf th.lfl ahclcli was on hoard a Iranpporl wilh'or.ly seventeen other :il Inr.ch. he W.IK an advcnlurn In In "which he i mcnlloned lUe Ontario offlcu In Iht Strand- Iwo a onp: j tain'from Vancouver, and a. ilculen-j ant from Qnt.irlo, etcIaTmc-d Jogethcr; "Do you know Major .lotT' i an exchange 6f couetrnlTia the .Major, the' captor. r from Vancouier J'-thl: t '-1 navo a kid brother lying very badly -voundcd In hospital In larfil. I, rnn.gft. hoinr cbcerfiitly nn'l fAf-e m; ohJf'Sfajor 3of In then of concealment and dticcnd'd toward York, literally In ti.c prisoners in scmbNince of a column and, with ihs ai'I ot the r.cven American flougli- siirroundlns himself with the e.iiilUTcii officers York a tar ltd hack toward Ihe American j Hill 23.T. On Ihf sevtr.il other OCrman wt-ro In r.iin.go. hoinc my mother 'fi'lhfll cn-w rc.fintcil (nan, Kcciili front liirn and Vork flliol an'ollier S tho German major in ho forced Ihe surreal t lo tiie' ..SMUTS with surt6! this slory against himself: a.t a'soclal galhirinj with mi diEllnguiEheii and col- General ho says, "when Iwo prclly flapjvtrs cf i'xtcen or so came up and mt for my autograph, 'I haven't pot a fountain I said, much fluttered. 'Will pencil said lhc fllher flripper, and .-o 1 look out. my prtncll and signed iny in Ihe dalnllli'-bound litlle ihal she had gSvon ''The aluflled lurt with a Crown. Then she looked cent, out Lhefr historic rroclarunllon, bcylnnlnp" .ihe iioople of Ung- referred to "the real Urlilsh public for which I somiLlrncs claim thc.rishl (o lie confessed that In Ihe rnsl.hc had 'said "some harsh and unkind things about Canada, her cmfgr.i lion policy and her .Inking of si many nice girls from over.the watot hut he( claimed thai Canada's Iraln- 'ng', cauIppJng- and sending overseas Of Its first conlingent o_r msn in about, six was lhc Jn all lhc war. 1 told him person- ally lhal. TO ore than once the Cana- dian, army had saved Ih6 sltuaUon lie adrnltled ho coulil have been Minister for-Demobilization, and one wondered what Justification he coult offer for rol tackling problem, ceelns lhat he been so stvere In lily criticisms and ?.o blai anllj- announced htmielf aa Ihe who "Mopped a'mutiny." and on thi; very I MUG. Ills views" on termi should form tntercsllnp read for ho .made, a melons though aliblle rtfcvcnc lo President Wilson whtn Tic cried 'Our peace Itrms will be determine on alHel coll with no Int-irfcrcncfe o or lot." lie clafnud thai Ih Drlllih Itself had btt n gclUng reparation from Germany until- with, cliaraclilrfsll he added, "f brought tli soh't round lo my point view." "If ihe Government Vant me a. he trlrd. "IfI them sen collect Ihe u "'Aren't you "'Xo.' I Gtnftral Srriuls, ''Thd Tnvj-er lumed to Tier 'frlcni Mllj a shriii; riie .lilt r.'.ltfr'' -N V mt lo Germany l million, pounds wo ?houl rlemanri. I win m? own c-x Ad fled nirtld "iind only cliargft one ct-nt. com mission." Me claimed that M ptofilo wlio mj' (Icrmnny cftnnol iir ar> IhoiO who have Inlt In I hii I Voiinl ant rapltnl na as 'Industry !ivi9 IJrilannlcus'Sum." hc.tjalmec ould Jie lhc future inolld. "alnd llic rilish Empire was grolnnp to .he ade Independent of HIQ rest of- lhc orld. }fe sakT ho often t lhat "mysilc bond which iiniies on Tviih-ii-r" and Iri-Mn final Vt-for- nce lo Cinacl.i procVilmetT, ''Xever will any man In my'presence Lter any disrespectful word, regard rig your" grea.1 }Jomlmon." hot Hinong llibse wh- to Ecoff.al Uio famous orator or'cvtn of thoj-e who rcm.ilnftl t 1, Contcsc 1 iras ralher d u-ltHaorhc p'jjsages of hla dellvcr ncc. True llicrc were, as 1 hav ndlcalcili Ihc usual charactcriall tlcrancta wlifcli savor of sublim gollsm or bombfisL '3'cl even emirks, were.-.made in'such :or thaf-dne knew whcihc o acctnt them as such, or as incr ihc ljl.ni; and mist put .1 inagnif'crnt scrap. Ivcri Cit t-i irsty old'' i-ho hntc'l the whole Hun rotn lo I'itll? t-owardly l-'oV-. ,crs ihuL (h'untcd K. on the sly.. a greed loa t he ro n rtal. lie didn'l try to pel away. r dcwti he came, circling, rolling, rtlv- .niceling every nllnckypf our ma- :lnne.i fair' and The fir-hl must. Ihavc 'lailcil I en nnnulcfi. of our wci Forced to land bj1. his ffho6tins'.1 last, but still-.Uvlalfnl? and lurning, to meet every divo ul 'and firing furiously.' the Ictr Just, "roof lops, ot Saudcmonl, our .village, and cras'itcd; In tlie fluids outside.' J Our boys :v tall, decent-' looking fellow 'oul of thc: rhacbln.e. JIc had a. bural.of inachinc-g'iin lul-. lets In his stomach, which lis sot, whcr: he fo'itcd position as lie died ,on the bul lo: Iha- elcaring station. 'On his doclinicnls was Lhfi r.RmcV" "Jx-jlrant Paul Vojcl." Could Orcrlook That fwhn T-ron Jftl. .-is JiinFur "i (hla y.'ii tlm 1 wit Hfnff." rr: I'm i-rf-Mirnl fry1 overlook Ih.X, If i ;