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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GEFOUR THE LETHBRItiGE-DAILY HERALD tbbxibQC Iberalb XctbbrlDae, Blberta DAILY AND WKEKLV . , Proprietor* and Publlohen RHI LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT / INQ COMPANY, LIMITED |M 6th Stroet South, LothbrldfO ; W. A. Buchanan V nwtldout and Manaslns Dtrsotor Tonancfl  - Businoi* Manacor TILRPHONCS OKIoo.............. UM omco .............K m* tubterlptlon Ratasi aollyered, por week ift^ delivered, per year ......|B.OT by mall, per year ......9*.0i r*�klr, by mall per year .....H.M roekly, by mall, per year to U.9..$1.W Datoa o( expiry of aubaorlpUoaa aP' laar dally on addraaa labeL Aooq^-fbc* of paper* r^:- ezplratiba data ia par authority to continue .the mb-aorlptloa. ITHE progress of the war. . . In their offensive on the Bulgarian front the Franco-Serbian forces have penetrated over 14 miles and have i>onjpletely hroken the Bulgarian front. They have taken 10,000 prl-^ders. , The British In' France are slowly Imrrounding St. Quentin and are also �uaking good progress in the Cam-l^ral region. They have retaken the jlow*n of Monevres, which -was taken from them Wednesday by the Ger-pnans. The French are fighting persistently forward for the positions which con-fcrdl the Chemio des Dames, and the ^eys to Laon and the St. Gobain IMPRESSIONS the bo,mbinq of doullens hospital 'An official to Issue passports. ; The Immigration office here has Jteen closed. Immigratioin business ^id not warrant its existence. But |�rhat about the Issuing of passports? phe Immigration official here has al-l^ays bandied that -work, and now Jthat he has gone, where are travellers to secure their piece of paper |hat enables them to cross the line? flthere is a great deal across-the-bor-Mer traffic out of Lethbridge, and It {PUKie a great inconvenience if an Otflclal ol some sort, IS not stationed - .fcere to handle that business. One of Hie other government offices in the jBlty should be able to look alter the Issue -of these papers. Bishop Fallon, of the Roinaa .Catholic Diocese of London, Ont, when In Prance, heard a captured Qemian-firman cross'-questioned by Major-Oen eral David Watson, oMhc 4th Division, C.E.P., about the bombing of Canadian hospitals. The aviator spoko excellent English.' xie Bishop -repeated what he hid heari; '.. "Did you ktioxi^ that you we're bombing hospitals?" asked Genei-al Watson. ' - "Yes," the Hun at once replied. "Why did you take part In work of this kind?" "Because," was" the shameless response, "these are our orders, and it we fail to carry them out we will get our ears pulled when we get back." Hav'lug seen one of these hospitals and been so aroused over the terrible crime committed, I am going to repeat the story of the bombing of the hospital at Doullens. Canadians were informed about the outrage in press despatches at the time, but I feel positive fuller particulars will arouse lethargic citizens to a much-needed realization of the character o^the enemy we arie combatting and cause them to resolve not to encourage any peace that 4oes not mean a sound punishment for the Hun. This hospital at Doullens is directed by Dr. C. H. Reason, of London, Ont.. arid a great proportion of the staff are from London and Western Ontario. I did meet one Alberta nurse there. Miss E. McDougall, a graduate of the Medicine Hat hospital and daughter of Daniel McDougaU, a we^ known resident of Winnifred. Miss McDougaU was engaged at the hospital at the time of the bombing but very fortunately -was in one of the buildings that escaped destruction. She took me to an elevation clq&e to the hospital and pointed out many big"ibiles"lh tfie'^ground made by bombs that had missed the mark. Lieut-Col. Reason told the story of the bombing to ns, while we were visiting the hospital one Sunday in the latter part of July: In all Catholic Europe the 29th of as the orderlies and stretcher hearers All mot their death instantaneously when the bomb fell. In the ward above were a number of ofllcer patients. They and Nursing Sister D, M. T. Baldwin of London, Ontario, were all victims. � On the third floor the sergeants were domiciled. AU were casualties. ' Sergeant Major C. H. Ward, M.S.M,, of London. Ontarloi, and four sergeants were killed, the remainder being /"n;ounded. To add to the horror, Are broke out and tlireateued to add to tlie number of victims. The work of rescue was carried on apace, and regardless of the fact that the enemy was still circling around overhead. When the March battle period started, the nurses had on all occasions displayed the utmost devotion to duty. Is'ow in the time of peril, thoy were Btill the same bravfj, women, staying at their posts till every patient had been evacuated from the wards. Even though wound ed two of them stuck to their posts. The officers and men were also to the fore, and displayed the sam4 courage and disregard tor personal safety which their combatant comrades had done at Vimy, Paeschend^le, and Ypres. By this time the flames were mounting as high as the buildings left standing, and the huge Red Crosses were illuminated very �clearly. While the work of^rescue was in progress the Hun returned and dropped more bombs, fortunately not doing any further damage. He still continued hovering overhead, but finally as daylight' approached, he made his -way back to report another piece of frightfulneas. There was no time to telephone to town, nor v/as it necessary. Hardly was the work of rescue gotten well in hand than the town JIajor appeared on the scene with large numbers of British soldiers, and said that more were following. Immediately after him two companies of French infantry arrived, and gave very timely help. With their assistance the work of rescue continued. As many of the dead bodies as possible were recovered from the ruins, and the -work of combatting the fire, which was rapidly spreading, proceeded very quickly. |#hat no lives were -lost from the fire is a splendid tribute to the way all of- ROSS WILL Ottawa, Sept 19.-Commander J. K, L. Ross, chairman of the board of pension commissioners, whose retire-ment from hl^ position was reported some days ago, but who is still at hia po-st. Is nubted IBy the B%'ontng Citizen as stating that It his views in regard to the making of appointments to his staff are accepted by the gov ernment he will-not resign. He main t8,lns that he was, accorded the right of  employing Ids' staff by order-in-council, subject to ^elr salaries being approved by (he government. AS a result of thO'DewClvll Service act, however, the staff must now come through that body and that this was not proving satisfactory. PRESBYTERIANS PLAN BIG MASS MEETINGS Washington, Sept. 20.-r-Plans for 500 mass meetings In cities and towns of the United States and Canada during the coming year -were formulated here today by representatives of Presbyterians of the two countries, who afterward called on President Wilson and on Secretaries Baker and Daniels and the heads of the fuel and food administration, to pledge their .services. pertinent request A house-hunter saw an advertise ment In the paper describing a charming house "within a stone's throw of the station." Ha made an appoint ment, and in due course was escorted to the "house in question, two miles away. "When they "reached the threshold he turned to the agent suavely. �'Would you mind introducing me," he whispered, "to the person who threw that stone?"-Clippings. Mar holds a very important place mi nursing sisters, N.C.O.'s and "A weakness of the department of labor. Canada's labor department is woe-ifuUy weak. It is really the most ser-;|ous weakness in the Union govern-iffnent. J Just now i'.nother miners' strike is ifhreatened. The news /com Vaneou-/Jrer ig disconcerting. "What !s the Habor department doing to prevent (this troitble? True, � aunounceibent l^.-^Iieen.. made that tho Industrial tolBPUtes Act iiiUEt be recognized, but j�j[hy not deal with this difference be-tyeen operators and miners,- while it 'iS; in an eriibryo stage, rather than ^Viow It to progress until there is a 'p|iarp division. Ih our judgment' the jBabor. departmept should not wait |4�til a.strike occurs beifore getting teusy-; ft should do everything pos-�fble to prevent the strike occurring. j.^If the Labor department cannot jb^ndle this matter, then the govern-^^ent should step In now and prevent 'k strike. A close up of the mines of , {Western Canada just as the cold !i|oather Is ^approaching would be a Sylme, and especially since the trou-^b^e seems to be due to difficulty in jDtae mine "only. I "Life" pictures a X3erman Indlj?-bantly declaring, "Ach! It Iss just like flose EJnglish to bomb our defenceless Dey haf no liirht to commit Atrocities dbt ve invented." f Sir John Willlson believes In newspaper criticism, but not the kind that Jilts him. That's the way with most O^eople. "Get after the other fallow ulut leave me alone," Is their policy. V .'Mrs. Pankhurat, now visiting On-Mrio, believes that the enemy is try- l^ing to dlstu/b the -workers and start I'jAiikes, in order to cut off suppliea .'�lor ,the allies. The cause of every ; ,�trlke should be thoroughly dissected; 4(:-Btrlke Tvlthout any sound cause, is more than likely to be an enemy Strike. �'i�%ife" sees the situation rightly and f^j'its own happy style Inteiiirets it way: � "Eyerybody m.ust see at thji�, In the great'Words I of our jB|:eat ij^resldent, i-flie only way wltli JEformans tiow Is ta stfak th|m in-the Kjl^ut,' s.nd then soak them some more." (Ij^d then it very wisely adds, "After iiil^ has been done to a finish, this pxj^lll^:fi .TBlortaine -them. can. be tikefiup." ' the calendar, it being the day when t^e feast of Corpus Christl is celebrated. Even in the war the fete has been carried on. In Cologne on that day great preparations had been made for the event, but over all was the dread people had of being bombed by the allied airmen. Through the German ambassador the Pope was approached to request the AUIes to refrain from bombing Cologne while the celebration was In progress. Accord-, ingly at the request of the �\'atican, ; the Allies refrainei from dropping I bombs,, and the people of Cologne performed their devotions free from the fear of bombing, which only those who are familiar with know what a- dread It inspires. In almost any other country one would look for some expression of gratitude, but from sad experience .we have, learned that tht Hun is devoid of all that tends towards honor, let alone-gratitude. That very night, without any excuse whatsoever, he dropped bombs on No. 3 Canadian Stationary hospital at Doullens, destroying a large part of the main building, and causing the death of officers, nursing sisters,. orderlies and stretcher-bearers, as well as the patients for whom ' they were working. Over forty lives Vere lost. No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital occupies a very unlquesite. It is situ-' ated In an old citadel or fortress which dates back to the 15th century, perhaps even to a much earlier date. As a fortress it is no longer of value, but from its peculiar formation it has been a beacon to all aviators since the beginning of the war, and friend and foe steered their course by it. Ouf enemy was well aware, not only that It was a hospital, but what unit was operating It. On the outbreak of war the French used It as a hospital. �V\Tien they left the British occupied it for the same purpose, and they in turn were succeeded by No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital. Night after night the German aeroplanes had been over on their way to drop bombs In the back areas, and it was nothing tinusual for those in the hospital to drop o^ to sleep to the noise of the "Archies" shelling their nocturnal visitors. The 29th of'May was no exception. Shortly after midnight the German planes appeared,'and received a warm reception. About 12,15 one came over the hospital, dropped a flare, which was immediately followed by bombs which struck the main building on the spot where a Red Cross showed up very prominently. The building was crushed, and the occupants of Its three floors were all killed or badly wounded. The night was clear and bright, a,nd there was no. chance of the enemy ihlsslhg his j�ark. In ^he operating ;rboiil, Capt. E., E, Meek, of Regina, �Saskj, was at; work' operating on a Brtlsh officer. Working with him as his anaesthetist was Lieut. Sage, U. S.A., M.O.R.C., of Philadelphia, also ^lurslng' Slslers"!^', L,  Prinfele and|A. McPherson, both of "Vancouver, as well men worked. Without regard for per sonal safety, they performed their duty, and by their courage showed they were worthy of their cdnfreres who claim the great Dominion as their home. By the time daylight was well advanced, the fire was under control. By morning the rescued had. been placed in comfortable wards, and breakfast had been served as usual. At 7 a:m: a'muster parade was held.- This was indeed one of the ihost trying hours. Faces were missing which bat a night before were full of life and happiness. As each name was called, one could almost hear a sigh of relief as each one answered "Here, Sir." On the 31st the funeral was held. The hospital closed for twenty-four hours. Owing to the,Hun's shelling from long range, the cemetery which was formerly used -was no longer available. Several large shells had fallen in the cemetery, making largo craters, and converting what was previously a well kept wmetery into a mass of wreckage and holes. In the new cemetery which had been ope-ned, they buried the remains of those who through many, months had laiored' there. Side by side lay the patients', who were fellow victims with :th"4nj; The day of the funeral*-was^ cle|tr ^nd bright. From Headquarters of the British- formations, representatives attended. Canadian headquarters not" only sent representatives, but very kindly sent a bugle band to sound the Last Post. The service was most Impressive and will long be remembered by those who took part in it. Bishop Fallon arrived that afternoon, and assisted In the sen'ice. His address was most inspiring. At the conclusion of the service Last Post was sounded.  . In' the quiet little cemetery in France-our friends lie. Their graves are marked by simple crosses, the wood kindly given by the Canadian Forestry Corps. Each cross is marked with a inaple leaf cut out in metal, and stamped' with .the name and particulars of the deceased. The graves are well kept and are decorated with many flowers. Thus ends the story as Major Reason related it. At about the same time the Canadian hospital at beautiful Stapes on the channel was even more terribly .bombed and some three hundred soldiers and nyrses were slain. Do,not forget that these were Canadian hospitals bearing the Red Cross dietlnctly on thfl roof of every building. On-the buildings that remained at Doullens I saw the Red Cross signs; only a blind man could miss them. The airmen saw them, for as Bishop Fallon relates, the aviator admitted he had instructions to bomb the hospitals. Tile Kaiser says he is not to hlanie for the war. Let usagree for the moment. He is reaponslble for Germany's conduct during the war. Germany was a signature to The Hague conveail�a, Jle knows the methods of warfare that were recognized. -And yet this arch villain, who disavows all responsibility for the war, has broken every pledge made In that convention.. Passtoger shlpsj'laden with women 'and* children, and neutral vessels have l)een torpedoed on the seas, unfortlflfe^d iowns have been bombed and"thpyives of babes and women taken, Red Cross hospitals bombed and nurses, doctors and patients killed, civilians in France and Belgium and everywhere else that the German soldier has ^passed, outraged. The story of Han Syprldafions covers many chapters, but nbniB is worse than the bombhig at' Doullens and Etapes. Forgive them? No rpd blooded Canadian, no red blooded Anglo-S,axon, should yield the weapon of war until Germany is on Its knees crying for mercy, � ' }' - ...'- :� h-i. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918 Fourteen Brooklyn saloons in nallUary" rone" were closed hy brder oi the wnr department. Josephu.s Daniels, Jr., son of the U. S. secretary of the navy, has been commissioned a lieutenant in tlse marine corps. The Now York retail liquor dealers aasoolntipn, while protesting agtiinat prohibition, httV'e dednred war ou bootleggers who supply liquor to men In uniform. The Federal Pood Board of the United States has added one cent a pound to the price of sugar. This win not be effective until dealers have disposed 'pf their old stock President-OBraithwaite, of Western University, London, formerly of Calgary, has been notified that his son, Pte. Lloyd Bralthwaite, who was recently wounded, is now dangerously �1....... Rev. H. W. Reed, of Comber, Moderator of the Chattiam Presbytery,' a former pastor of Alma Street church, St. "Thomas, has accepted a call to a large church in Newark, N.J. A $50.00T)" Liberty Bond will be given by the Catholic clergy and laity of the archdiocese of Baltimore fo Cardinal Gibbons on the occasion,of the celebration of his golden jubilee as a bishop. Abbey, Sask.,, is minus tbe Union bank building, a garage, a livery barn, two restaiirants, a butcher sliop and a real estate office'as'the result of a fire which threatened the whole town on Saturday. The minister of labor has appointed Hon. Justice F. S. MacLennan, of Montreal, chairman of the labor appeal board, which has been constituted .for the purpose of reviewing the findings of boards of conciliation. St -John, (N.B.), policemen, who have been organizing a union, were warned against afhliatlon with any tradss organization, and given 48 hours to decide under penalty of dismissal. At Brantford, Ciarence Brackenbury was sentenced to two years in the Penitentiary on charges of highway robbery while in possession of a loaded revol'ver, of theft, and of damage to a St. George schoolhouse. The Toronto Board of Harbor Com-miaaloners during the past season have had filled in about 100 acres of land. The land Is estimated to be worth $20,000 an acre. At this rate the Harbor Board has created additional assets to the value of 52,000,000 this year. Captain Ulntle. who- slofio .aboard hiB 28-foot' ytkv/l left.. Statou island three weeks ago, has pTrlvod at Hamilton, Bermuda. The New York Tioard of education ftsks cxem;ptlon from service for men teachers, janitors and truancy officers. '  Maro KlaW and Henry W- Savage appeared before the U. S. senate finance committed to protest against the proposed increase in amusement taxes. An Injunction reatralning the mun lolpal authorities of Mount "Vernon from enforcing newsdealers. to give notice of publications Uiey intend to sell has been secured on behalf of the Hearst newspapera. Freddie, son-of Chas. Aldersons, of Thunder Hill, Man., poured coal oil or gasoline on the kitchen fire to make it burn. The can exploded and the boy was so severely burned that he died. Jtidge O. A. Rosalaky, of the co\jrt of general seasions, New 'ITork state, says petty crlmlntila should not be deprived of a chance of fighting for their country.  ^ - \ Just before the xecont big ^British attack the German soldiers In a'French village were attending a concert when a'shell struck the building, killing 20, The villagers had to help dig graves to bury them. 'Welcome. No dues. No don'ts," is the sign painted on the outside of the front door to Soldiers' and Sailors' club at Seaside, Ore. The club is patronised heavily by menfrdul the near-i)y spruce camps. ' , Melville Stono, general manager of the Associated Press of America, pays Canada this tribute: "I know of no other country In the world that has risen to so high a level of public esteem in America during this war as Canada." The Canada Cement company received the largest shall ordef from the United States given to any Canadian company. It is said to exceed $10,-000,000, and calls for an expenditure of 11,000,000 on new shops and equipment. Rev. Walter Cox was tendered a dinner and presented with a gold-hebd-ed cane by Gananoque Lodge, I.O.O.F., In token of the honor done the lodge by his being elected Grand Master of the Ontario Grand Lodge of Oddfellows. I ' Charles H. Ruat, former city engineer of Toronto and tor the last six years acting in a similar capacity In Victoria. B.CIj^ihas returned to Toron} kl-o,iani will asabclatod VUh',tho Mackenzie 'mlePdSta-and the Toronto "SjLroet Railway. During four months ondid July 31, the number: of^homsteqds:^ntered. for In the Peace'River district was 221, In the same period there were 112 bj^-pUcalons for patents.' Revehtie from petroleum and gas leases apfgfegated 82,000. �Victor J. Gray, B.A., of Colllngwood, Ont., has been appointed a professor at St. Boniface college. Profeesor Gray was formerly clasaical master, in Colllngwood High Scbt^ol and profossor in St. Thomas college, Chatham, N.B. B. E. Wilson, immigration officer at Saskatoon, has been promoted to the charge of the Edmonton Immlgratfon office and will report for duty in that city on September 26. Mr. "WlUon took charge of the Saskatoon office In January of 1913, nearly six years ago. The biggest fish-or the biggest fish story-of the 1918 season la to be credited to Rovelstoke, B.C., where Warren .Andrews, a returned soldier, last week landed at Bannock Bay a Rturgoon 8 feet 3 inches lon^, wltli a waist measurement of. 3 feet 6, and weighing 230 lbs. The proposed union of the Methodist and Presbyterian congregations at Battleford has failed to materialize. Owing to a small attendance ap. adverse vote of 14 prevented the securing of the necessary two-thli'ds majority to carry the proposal. Japanese cavalry and an Infantry battalion captured the enemy naval base at Kharbarovks on Sept. 7. They took' 17 ghnboats, four other vessels, a wireless station, 120 guns, eight ammunition depots, seven maeazlnes, one munition warehouse, 70' horses, seven automobiles, barbed wire and much other material. For allowing two batches of dough to go to >waste, the Canada Food Board has ordered-' Arthur^ Scott, -baker, of Richmond) Quebec, to close' for seren days. During this period.h^ must not purchase or tak0jd,eliv6ry �f any food commodities or Imonufactdre, sell or deal In bread or any product ot wheat or other flour. If a despatch from Ocate, New Mexico, Is cdrrect, that" place has the honor of harboring the youngest old man In the country. "Matt Orosfay," it reads, "l3 the oldest cowboy ;li) .the United States. Recently he celebrated bis ninety-first birthday by breaking In a young horse, just-oft the raoEe, and followed this by roping arid tying a three-year-old steer in a little more than tour minutes." The assessment rolls tor ward'three, Toronto show thit SJr.:"Winiam Mac-Kenzle is still to enjoy the ^Istihotibn of paying the highest income entered on '.''oraiito rolls. His Income assessment for 1919 is ?225,d00, so that his income tax to the 'city will be over �6,750. This of course, is in addition to his federal income tax. The Premier of Ontario pays taxea on tbs comparatively modest assessment of $12,500. Need a Big Map to Our Big Advances THE HERALD HAS rORESEEN THIS. IT HAS OBTAINED, FOR EXCLUSIVE PUBUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE WAR With its aid, Herald readers may watch eveiy move of the fleeing Huns, check off every night the captured tenqitory and guess at Foch's next masterstroke. The map has been divided into four full-page sections. Fitted together the> make as comprehensive a map of the entire fighting front from Switzerland to the sea, as Fbch himself has pinned to the wall of his headquarters office. The first section from the Coast to Amiens was published last Saturday. Get the Second Section Tomorrow Save This Map Each Week The Lethbridge Herald ;