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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta 11Mb McmM Vol.! iMR X. LETHBIUDGK. ALBKHTA, -TUESDAY. AUGUST II, 1917 NUMBER 207 POPE MAKES NEW SUGGEST! FOR PEACE POPE MAKES SUGGESTION PEACE 10 BELLIGERENTS Hits Sent Note Suggesting New Hasis Vor- Peace With the Restoration of ttelgium and Serbia Complete Big Loan for The Allies Men of Chapps Reign Suprem Remainder c 3& Home, Aug. 11-Peace proposals made by l'opc Benedict. Iiuvo- been delivered to nil belligerent governments. The pope suggests the restoration of l'.elpclum, Serbia and Uouniania and a peaceful solution ,of the problems of Alsace-Lorraine, Trent, Trieste* and Poland, according to reports received from Vatican sources. It is expected Hie proposals will bo publlshod today by the Vatican. Inspired by Germany Washington, Aug. 14.-The state department acknowledged that it had received unofficial knowledge of Pope Iloncdict's peace proposal before today's news dispatches were received here. No official cognizance can bo taken of it until tbo proposal Is conveyed officially. Whatever eou-Blderntlon is given to it, will bo after consultation with the allies. At the apostolic delegation all knowledge of tho pope's proposal was disclaimed. It was said the papal delegate had not transmitted ft to tho United Slates government and did not expect to do so. The opinion was expressed that it would come through a neutral government. Within entonte diplomatic circles the opinion was freely and promptly expressed that the pcaco proposal was inspired by Germany and was an attempt to split the nllies in a conflicting discussion of their war aims. Foundation Stones -.- Washington, Aug. 14.-Reduction of nrinnments, settlement of all International disputes by arbitration, freedom of booh, and no retaliatory after-tho-war. economic struggle for supremacy, aro the foundation stones 'of Pope Benedict's proposals. Formal Appeal ffir Peace London, Aug. 14.-There has been great diplomatic activity recently at the papal secretarial, numerous diplomats having long interviews with Cardinal Gasparri, papal secretary of state, Hie Rome correspondent of tho Kxchango Telegraph company cables. 1 am able to announce that tho holy fee lias addressed a note to the bol-Jigorcnts and neutrals. Tho note makes a now and formal appeal for "peace." It Invites belligerents to state their conditions in concrete terms so as to facilitate a jireliininary understanding. This important if,cument has been -communicated to the Italian government through the Spanish ambassador.. Osservatoro Honiana, the official Vatican organ, will publish the text tonight. No Thought of Reparation Washington, Aug. 14.-Tho pope's proposal declares that injuries to all belligerents have been so great thore aiiould be no thought of reparation except for return of territory. Included In the restoration of territory, tho pope's proposals insist thore should be a return to Germany of hor colonies, as well as complete restoration of Kelgium to hor sovereignty. Official Outlino " Washington, Aug- 14.-The official outline of Pops lluuedicl'3 proposals received here disclose that the pon-tin includes some of the principles of world penc'3 for which President Vflnon has declared. Among the pope's proposnls aro tho reduction of armaments, freedom of tho koiis, and that there shall he no retaliatory (itrugglo after tho war for world commercial supremacy. Those aro regarded as the foundation stones of the pope's plans. The pope's proposal, which already had boon delivered to resident ambassadors and ministers of the warring powers in Home, is quite long, making in print somothing more than 8 column of large newspaper type. Although""spocial efforts are being made to facilitate its transmission to the United Slates, this may not bo effected for at least a day or two. Meanwhile, howevor, an accurate outlino of tho principal points of tho pope's communication Is In the hands of the government horo, and already lias received thoughtful consideration. In eloquent language tho; pontiff describes tho terrlblo condition existing in Kiirono, which, ho declares is headed for destruction unless the belligerents aro willing to listen to tho appeals of disinterested friends to cease the suicidal war. Such conditions, the popo feels, amply justify him in taking the prosont opportunity to suggest what may be the hopes at loast, tho foundation upon which the peaco negotiations may bo initiated. ,, (Continued on Paob 6) Washington, Aug. 14.-Congress soon will be asked to authorize another loan of between $3,000,-000,000, and $4,000,000,000 to the allies. CUT BIGGEST CROP OF ALFALFA SEED o- Big Crowd of Visitors Expected j in Town and Ail Awnmmo-! d at ion Prepared for Them- South Towns Close Up Kane's Crop Expected to Yield Value of $150 Per Acre In Alfalfa Seed If hail doesn't destroy the crop, and the hail season is now practically past, Chas. "Alfalfa" Kane will see tho realization of his ambition this year. He will cut and thresh the largest field of alfalfa seed In North America. This morning he brought to the city one plant from his big dry-land farm northeast of the city. It was loaded with seed. The crop Is almost ready to cut. How much It will yield cannot be estimated, but seed oxperts from seed houses as far east as Chicago have been here looking it over and they estimate the yield variously from 200 to GOO pounds per acre. If. the crop yields 200 pourids-.io the acre, It will bo worth $150 per aero, for puro Grimm seed is worth 75 cents a pound. If It should yield COO poundB, and the sample brought in by Mr. Kane would seem to Indicate as much, It would yield $450 per acre, or $45,000 for tho ! field. Mr. Kane is holding his breath until It Is cut and threshed. L E Day of Political Excitement Ends When He Is Named As Labor Minister London, Aug. 13.-A day of great political excitement in London concluded tonight with tho announcement that George Nleholl Barnes, minister of pensions, had been appointed to replace Arthur Henderson as labor member of the war cabinet. The appointment according to a semi-oflicial statement, has the approval of all tho other labor members of tho government. Austrlans Jubilant Zurich, Aug. 13.-Austrian newspapers are jubilant at the vote of the British labor conference to send delegates to tho Stockholm conference and tho resignation of Arthur Henderson from the war cabinet. The Rolchspost and Arhoitor Zeitung see therein important events heralding the dawn of peace/. The hlgh-hoelne! boot, tho broad-'' brimmed hat and the jingling spur j ' hold sway in Letlibrldge today. To-| moorrw the lid is pried off and the big � stampede begins. Lethbridge will bo I a frontier town for three days. i Tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock I sharp the first bronk will bo let out j of the chutes in front of the grand- j stand to do his prettiest. From then ; until Friday night It will bo one con- j tinual round of bucking bronks, wild j steers and gay neckorchlefed men try-i ing to Slick when the sticking is by no j means good. Tomorrow afternoon at. i one o'clock (he word will go out to j "Let 'em rear!" \ Practically everything Is ready at j the fair grounds. A Herald reporter I visited the busy scene this morning. : and found Ray Knight on tho job. Ho | had been there since six o'clock this I morning, and there is nothing that he j is leaving undone. i Tomorrow, by proclamation of the I mayor the city will close up shop at' 12 o'clock instead of one o'clock as I usual on Wednesday afternoons. Everybody is going- to bo given a chance to visit the big frontier celebration. Tomorrow all day will be a holiday in Magrath and Raymond. Everybody is closing up shop and will migrate to Lethbridge for the day. The train arrives about 10.30 and will not loave until IS.la. The stampede committee looks for 2000 people to come in from the south tomorrow morning. Then during the forenoon also the special from Coutts wilTarrive. At shortly after noon trains will arrive from Cal-! gary via both Macleod and Aldersicle j branches. With half fare rates in effect many people are going to take an opportunity to visit the city. Out at the fair grounds there- is an arnty of people at work. Tho bucking events will take place inside the enclosure of the race track. The fences have all been fixed up, and woven wire added to give the crowds the greatest protection. Chutes have been built so that the events will not lag. There is a double chute corral for tho horses. There is n chute with four exits for tho cattle. Then there is another chute for tho wild horse races and for any rider who wants to take a chance of bucking down tho track. As soon as a horse has had his fill of bucking ho is run out of the grounds to tho corrals behind the stables, lu this way there will bo no danger to spectators. The Boucher Shows will all he in place by tonight. The big main building is being put in shape for the dancing. There will bo something doing every minute. PU3LIC HOLIDAY Mayor liardie this .iior.iiii^; proclaimed tomorrow iifterr-non ii holiday trom I- o'clock. This is Hie usual practice (luring fairs or stampede-.-; in order to give everyone an oppor-Innily to see Ihc program. Ordinarily only the store;-) close on Wednesday afternoons, :.nd then only at 1 o'clock. As a result of tho proclamation ull places of business will close. The mayor and commissioners are very anxious to help make the stampede a. success. Tho stampede committee bus spent $2,000 putting the fair grounds and buildings in shape. Thcy aro in a better state of repair now than at any time since they were built. All tho improvements will be left in place, and will be a great aid to the fair association next year. Spurs ere for  the Week Program For Three Days Includes Very Best In Stampede Line-Many Fine Riders Here -250 Head of Cattle China Now In the War BULLETINS U. S. TROOPS GOING Washington, Aug. 14.-Plans for sending the First National Guard troops" to France have been perfected by the war department with the organization of a division which wilt include troops from twenty-six states and the district of Columbia. DEsrHQY.ea > > > * ? EVERYBODY BOOST "Ad. Day to Hay Knight- Tho result-The best stampede in America."-Copyrighted by Texas George. Two hundred and fifty head cattle and 150 head horses with best riders in tho land are on hand for tho stampede. Two bands, Raymond and Lethbridge, in tho grounds, evening. Lot 'or rear. attendance at Dance every PTE. HUMPHREY, KILTIES, WOUN Mrs. Humphrey, 1823 2nd Ave. N., received word this morning that Pto. Istor P. Humphrey has been admitted to tho hospital in Reading, suffering from a contused back. Pte. Humphrey enlisted with a Lethbridge Highland battalion and has been at the front for some months. Official notification has also been received that C5miner William Stitt, who enlisted with Lethbridge's first battery, has been severely woiftuled and is now in a British Red Cross hospital In Prance. Ho was wounded on August 2 by gunshot in the .back. EATH, HASTENS : : : :>: > terday, and Lethbridge people will oagorly look forward to next yeaf% entertainment, tor Chautauqua ia assured as an annual event in this city. Yesterday afternoon the children gave their pageant under the direction of Miss Stout and Dr. Carpenter, one of the best lecturers on the, elf-cult gave his talk on "Worlds In th* Making." hand from lands 12,407,683.67. Total of land assets at the company la thus �29,405,166.16 against which there are mortgages outstanding . to the amount of $21,251,073.33. Kstimat-ed cost of completing lines and terminals under construction is given as: $4,188,099, and to meet this cost there j is cash in the trust accounts to the j amount of $3,633,831 together with' the 1 government guaranteed < securities to the value of $217,160, and Canadian Northern debenture stock to the value ot $2S7,108. It Is pointed out that the contemplated expenditure does 'not represent the complete construction program ot the company, but only that portion ot tho same which It Is desirable to proceed with More tiie.wd of the war. . BIG SUBMARINE WAS DAMAGED London, Aug. 14.-A German tub* marine of the largest and latest type has been towed Into Zeebrugge, Bel-glum, by two torpedo boats, accord-trig to an Exchange Telegraph die* patch. The submarine Is reported to have been rammed In the North'f and damaged severely, resulting tne lose ot three ot her crewy 721 04 D.26D ;