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A. B Unman, Canadian
Flakier Back in Bisbeel
German olon formal ion. we boFgfd;j'
After havi.m passe.l through all
sorts of v.ni'.s.i.il fXie rii'ncea as a sol
dier. Lt. A!i-.. J. l,!.nma:i, :uh I!at
tahon. ('at'.aJii.n expeditionary forces,
has r. sist''l Ins commission and ar
rived in Hisht1 to re-enter civil life.
Lieutenant Hlinuian. who was a ser
peant at the time, spent several
months in Hisbee on recruiting duty
and liked the city and its people so
well he has decided to make this hi
1 enlisted in Vancouver, R. C.
August -K 1! 14. in the infantry," said
Lieutenant lilininan. "My battalion
was in training froin that time until
February of the following year, when
I was moved into the front Hue
trenches and began to see action. I
went through the second and third
battles of Ypres, St. Kloi and Jlessines
Ridge, und also fought on the Somnie.
1 was wounded October 20, 191G, shrap
nel enuring my lunss. 1 was a long
time recovering but even at thai I con
sider the tightest corner I ever was in
to have been during the second battle
of Ypres. in April, 1915.
"The Germans used gas in that fisht
for the first time. I was in the second
line with my comrades of the bat
talion. We got warning .of the ap
proach of the gas cloud and had time
to tie something over our noses and
mouths. That saved us. After about
an hour, we went into th first line
trench. Its- defenders lay about us
dead, ki'led by this fiendish German
invention. The Germans -were slow
about following up their adva'ntage.
Finally one of our boys who had been
peeping over the top of the trench
called out. I looked over and there
came the Germans marching along
with a confident air as though expect
ing the ?as cloud to have opened a
way for thern to reach the sea. They
were in full dress, marched in parade
formation and were doing the goose
step. The Cannucks sure let 'em have
it and we got a little even for what
they had done to our comrades.
"In 1915 we had no cannon. All we
could do until the French made them
and got them to us was to put pure
nerve up against the heavy German
artillery, use hand grenades where
possible and charge frequently with
the bayonet. We had few aeroplanes
and the Germans used to fly over our
trenches and drop bombs on us at will.
All we could do was fire our rifles at
"After I was wounded, I was sent to
a hospital in England to recover. Aft
er I had gotten sufficiently well, I was
sent out on recruiting duty. I spent
four months in Bisbee at that time.
While here I enlisted 6S men for the
.Canadian army. I was all over the
front but I never saw any of these
men afterwards. From here I went to
New York and from there to Boston,
spending three weeks in the first
place and a month in the latter. I had
good luck getting recruits, sending
them in at the rate of about 50 a day.
"Nert I was transferred to England
where I spent a month, training and
incidentally getting promoted from
sergeant to lieutenant. I then re
joined my o'.d unit, in July, 191S. They
were stationed on Paschandale. Ridge.
The colonel and one battalion ser-
BRITISH FIGHT FANS
DOWNCAST OVER LOSS
OF WILDE TO MOORE
T".v Rwlew i.ase.T Wire)
NEW YOKK. Jan. IS. Interesting j
comment anent the recent inter-allied I
boxing contests in London is begin
ning to reach this country by mail and
it is apparent that British fight fans
have taken the defeat of their little
idol, Jimmy Wilde, by Pal Moore, the
American sailor, very much to heart.
A number oi London papers-after long
and minute analysis of th Albert Hall
match, vigorously assert that the
judges were at fault in giving Moore
Wilde himself admits that he won.
"It's over and done with," says he,
"but I'm certain I won. I did win.
From first to last I never had the
slightest doubt that I was beating
Moore, and when they said I'd lost, I
had the shock of my life. I was struck
dumb. When I got to my dressing
room you could have knocked me
down with a feather. I almost fainted.
But it's no good making any fuss."
Good Natured Losers
Victor and vanquished, however, ac
cepted the fortunes of the ring war
good naturedly and there was a gen
eral interchange of compliments at a
luncheon which followed the contests.
Major General Feilding. of the British
army, presided and pugilists of all the
associated countries were there.
Side by side were Jimmy Wilde and
Joe Lynch, the American whom Wilde
had punished at the tournament be
fore the little English flyweight cham
pion had in turn succumbed to the
American sailor Pal Moore. Lynch's
nose was askew. Mike O'Dowd appear
ed with one eye half closed, an ear
. ... l ...... , I . . .1 n I . wfi . 1 i.riii gnH GDVonl
geant major were the only ones left ( oteof the C0Mtes,ants were nursing
out M ine original ouucu ou, .u- disngurements but all were nai)py.
allies had been heavy and the others In tcaslinR the c01npetins teams,
had been discharged or were on de- Gencral ending paid a warm tribute
tacnea uuiy. i as .iu ; t0 tneir sporting qualities.
There wasn t a great deal ..Xever beore in tne history of tne
I took part in a number
world," he said, "has such a boxing
' I was taken out of the trenches and
put on duty escorting recruits from
the French seaports to the front line.
This duty brought me into Paris on
November 10, 11 and 12. Believe me.
it was some nig'at r:i the ll'.h in
Paris. Everybody was happy, even
the widows in their black veils join
ing us in celebrating and making mer
ry. For one thing, I never saw so
many American flags on a Fourth of
July in this country as were displayed
"I went from France to England, ar
riving there on the 14th. The celebra
tion still was on there. The French
can celebrate but it takes the English
to get drunk and it seemed to me that
the whole nation was tipsy, even as
long after the day of the signing of
the armistice as the date of my ar
rival. "Then I was sent home. I decided
that it was time for me to get back
to work, so resigned my conunisison
and came here to Bisbee.
"I did net get to realize my dearest
of trench raids but it was astonishing ,', hpiA that which
how different the Germans of 1918 hag ju8t been concmde(i. u was a tour
were from those of 1915. The morale nament symbolical of the great war
of the German army was broken and which broui;nt nien from all parts of
the men up against us last year were the world to fignt in tne cause of rignt
poor fighters compared with their pre- aud justjCe. You men have taken part
decessors of three years before. They jn an epoch-making event, and one that
were cot a fourth as good. I got this never wiu be forgotten, lt brought
insigna from the collar of a Prussian lne English-speaking races together
staff officer and had it made over into to enoage m a great national sport."
a tie pin. It is the imperial German Lt Col E M CoXi captain of the
American team, drew a round of ap
plause when he declared, "We of the
American team believe Jimmy Wilde
to be the greatest boxer the world has
ever seen, or will ever see. We have
seen such a gathering of champions
which we may never see in any com
petition again, and you have honored
us by inviting us to come over and
compete for such a history-making
trophy as that presented by the king
of England. I consider that Mike
O'Dowd is our greatest fighter, but as
he is no speech'-maker, I would ask
Sgt. Edde McGoorty to say what
O'Dowd would like to say for his com
rades." The renowned McGoorty rose bash
fully. "Everybody has fought like
men," he said. "I was not successful,
as you know, but I would like to say
that Ijcould not have lost to a better
fighter or a finer sportsman than Billy
Wells, who sits here on my right." .
VALUABLE BOOKS PRESENTED
EL PASO. Tex., Jan
hfr with Gen. Nelson A. Miles. Gen.
w ish. That was to march into Ger- Anon Mills presented to the city of j
many. My old battalion Is there now j E1 j2S0 v!unlea 0f original manu-
as a part of the army of occupation. arri,)t8 pertaining to the early history I
but circumstances dictated that I , of r-i paso and the lower Rio Grande, i
could not be with them.
I Included in the gift was an original
"We went into the war a green lot map of the first survey made of EI
in many ways. At first we had only l Paso by General Mills when he rtrsi .
four machine guns to a battalion and , left West Point. The map and manu- !
didn't put any great reliunce on these, 1 scripts were given into the keeping of j
but when we saw what they did to the the University club. 1
ror mere. At the end there were fount
machine guns lo each company.
Yon have to hand it to the British!
lor iiainin e aniiu. ivn u-u i' .
pet the newspaper notices, but it was i
the British Tommie who plunged!
ahead, smiling and joking and refusing
to stop even when he was shot tip.;
The French are brilliant fighters on
the offensive but not so good on de
fense. The Americans showed thein-;
selves to be good fighters too, when
thr- had gotten over in force. ;
"The experiences we went through !
were something no men would take a ;
fortune for, if he came out safe and ;
- ... .1 .. T . n . 1 ' ... ivlirtfT Ifi cottlo I
down here until the next war," said.H
the lieutenant with a laugh.
One of the best jokes of the war,
from a soldier's standpoint, Blir.man
said, was when the Americans intro- j
duced sawed off shotguns against the
Germans. The yell set up by the Hnn
thai this was unfair fighting fairly
convulsed the entire allied side i n
view of the manner in which the Ger
mans had introduced gas. liquid fire
and other devilish devices against our
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1 fY?V? THE SATiES OF WHITE
Of iLLVery Doll a UIT which we berin Tomorrow
are quite the most important we have ever held. Fortunate purchases, the result of unsettled
market conditions, are responsible for some of :the finest values in dainty white wear that
have been offered in years. Far-sighted women will see in these sales a not-to-be-missed op
portunity to buy their new supply of White-Wear at much lower prices than are likely to pre
vail later on. The Sale Begins Tomorrow, Featuring the Following Values: NOTE THE LOCATION OF EACH LOT:
Disployed at our Notion Department, will con
sist of Corset Covers,' Petticoats, Gowns and
Actual value $1.25, special .-. 85c
At the Embroidery Denartment. will con
sist of Petticoats, Gowns, Corsets and
Actual value. 75c, special 50c
To be found at Ribbon Counter; com
prises Gowns, Petticoats and Chemise of
superb quality, prettily trimmed in laces
Actual value, $3.95, special $2.65
Located at our Art Department. These
garments are decided bargains and should
interest everyone, you will find a com
plete assortment of Gcwrs, Corset Cov
ers, Petticoats, Chemise, Princess Slips
Actur.l value $2.00, special $1.35
Our Lace Counter will display this attrac
tive lot, which include Drawers, Corsets,
Petticoats and gowns.
Actual value $1.00, special 65c
(On Notion Counter
Corset Covers and Drawers.
Actual value 35c, special 2Jc
On the Notion Counter will be placed a
big lot cf Drawers.
Actual value 50c, special 35c
Will be displayed at Hosiery Counter, center
aisle. In this lot you will find a remarkable
assortment cf Gown3, Chemise, Corset Cover3,
Petticoats, Princess Slips and Drawers, in fine
v fabrics, trimmed in beautiful laces and embroideries.
Actual value $2.50, special $1.75 g
Shown at the Knitwear Department. Should be
an attraction. There is a big selection to be had
at this popular price. Drawers, Princess Slips,
Chemise Gowns, Corset Covers and Petticoats.
Actual value $1.50, special $1.00
l! ! ' V Wa
All CREPE DE CHINE Underwear is Included in This Sale OFF. (Second Floor)
a A it
This lot consists of Gowns, Petticoats and Chemises, a daintier lot would be hard to find; very sheer and trimmed in
lace and embroidery of exceptional quality and design.
$4.25 value, specsial $2.85 $5.50 value, special $3.65
$4.75 value, special $3.15 $6.00 value, special $4.00
$4.95 value, special $3.30 $7.50 value, special $5.00
Do Not Get Careless
With Your Blood Supply
These Six Lots to be Found on the Silk Counter
LOT 1 DRESS GOODS COUNTER. Children's Petticoats and Drawers, sizes 4 to ! 4 years. Actual value 25c, special Cc
LOT 2 Children's Drawers. Actual value, 35c, special - 25c
LOT 3 Children's Gowns, Drawers. Waists, Princess Slips, Combinations and Ideal Underwaists.! Actual value 50c.
LOT 4 Children's Gowns, Underwaists, Princess Slips and Drawers. Actual value 75c. special 50c
LOT 5 Children's Princess Slips, Gowns and Drawers. Actual value $1.25, special 85c
Impurities Invite Disease.
Yon should jiay particular heed to
any indication that your blood supply
i3 kecomiwg' slugcish, or that there 13
a lessening in its strong and vital
By keeping your blood purified,
your system more easily wards off
iiiee that is ever present, waiting
.-.aitark wherever there ii n open
ing. A few bottles of S. S. S, the
great vegetable blood medicine, will
revitalize your blood and give you
new strength and a healthy, vigorous
vitality. Everyone reed3 it just now
to keep the system in perfect condi
tion. Go to your drug store and get
a bottle to-day, and if you need any
medical advice, you can obtain it
without cost by writing to Medical
Director, Swift Specific Co., 23 Swift
Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.
LOT 6 Children's Combinations, Princess
$1.50 value, special
$1.75 value, special
Slips, Drawers and Gowns.
$1.95 value, special $1.30
$2.50 value, special $1.65
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