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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald iVOLUMK X. LETHliUinCF., ALUFJVFA, WEDNESDAY, AH.IST l">, MM7 NUMBER 208 CANADIANS TAKE A VITAL POSITION THOUSANDS ATTEND Big Crowds Gome to City From South Towns to Participate In Events BIG PROGRAMS FOR EVERY DAY Let 'em rear! "All set! Lot's go! \Vhoopeo!!! : The big throe, day stampede In on and the town belongs to the boys of the Hllk bandanna and the fuzzy chapps. Lcthbftdge is a frontier town for three days. Promptly sit .11 o'clock this morning tlio parude lined up on 5th St. S. and 1th Ave to 6th Ave. Headed by Supt. T'onnelather and Mounted Police in their red uniforms, and followed by Ray Knight, the Buffalo Hill of the show, the procession moved off up 5th St. and along 3rd Ave. as far as 9th St. S. Posted at the Coaldale corner was the movie camera which took the gorgeously decorated file of riders and automobiles and they were i.;ain under the focus at the corner of SHi St. and 3rd Ave. In the parade also i were Mayor Hurdle, the commissioners, Chief Hardy and the press in the red devil, followed by the fire bri-; gade in full force. The streets were lined ton deep with (people who were surprised at the_mag-nltude of the'stampede, as evidenced by the large number of riders. Fully l^jlUO cowboys and cowgirls in the char-'�ncteristic garb of tho wild and woolly grange days came,under the eye of the |f;fcamera. It waB easily tho largest tpanule of its kind ever staged in gLethbrldgo. Tho town is full of visitors today, h'hey are coining from every direction fcjy every form of locomotion from tho fcadcllehorse to the big six motor cars. Vrom Coutts on the special train there |wore 2n(), arriving at 10 o'clock. From | IgShc Caidston branch came tho largest j ^�crowd that train ever carried. Sev-Heral special conches were added. When Hllie train left Raymond they were lit-Icrally sitting on the roof. Other I rains from the Mavleod and Alder- Isido branches came In loaded to the doors and carrying extra coaches. Altogether it is expected that Lcthbridge will entertain tho biggest crowd In its history today, tomorrow and Friday. It had been feared in some quarters that tho harvost would interfere with many people coming in but it has been found advisable to leave the grain this year until well ripened so the farm visitors out number thoso from tho towns. The program for today and tomorrow will bo practically identical, running through the whole gamut of sports. The branding contest will bring out one of the principals today nnd anothor tomorrow. On Friday the program will bo, inmany ways, the best of the lot for on that date the riders will perform for tho championships and final day prizes which are the largest of tho lot. Among those entered for the broncho riding today aro Mike Hastings, of Cheyenne; Slim Parker of Medicine Hat and Gussy McGregor, of Kamloops. Without saddlo there will fco lined up Paddy Ityan, of Montana; Jim Lynch, of Miles City, McGregor, AI Garrick and Win. Brown. There �will bo many othor entries before tho day is ovor. Altogether there aro 30 of tho best broncho busters on tiifl continent here today. The riders aro all numbered so that spectators will be able to follow their movements. I'J'lie steer roping contest has brought Iout many local boys against tho best from .across the line. This will bo tho most hotly contested ovont of the stampede it. is expected. Sky Rockot, Snge Hon, Two Spot, nnd all the rost of tho wild horsoB aro on dock. Thoy hnvo been fed pop-jifir the last few days to put lots of gimp into thorn. There Is a special tprizo of $50 for the heat bucking pi'orso in (the show. It will bo th/eo duys and three nights of fun, and the whole country- Inldo is hero to participate. Hay Knight is the man of the hour and he Is doing his part to perfection. POPE REGARDED British Papers Generally Say Terms Suggested by Benedict Impossible of Acceptance BELIEVE INSPIRED BY AUSTRIA GOVT. Tribute to Local Member Saturday's Winnipeg Tribune, a strong conscrlptionist newspaper, Is not entirely satisfied with the expressions of tho recent Western Liberal convention. It pays 'a. very high tribute to the member for Medicine Hat. Under tho heading. 'Hk Worthy Representative," it says: "Mr. Buchanan, M. P.. one of the brillln'nl, brainy young commoners" from the west, did not'appear on the platform In a speaking capacity at the convention. His conscription views were not trump. A matured, calm-minded candidate of> the highest type, he weighed the war problem with his own conscienceiyand opposed his leader. Sir Wilfrid Laurler, on tho conscription question without, embittered feeling, but with quiet determination has stood unflinching in his attitude on a great issue and he returns to his duties at the capital, carrying the well deserved respect of citizens at large. Representatives of the people who place political honor alongside personal honor, wholly uncompromising on both, are, in the.;e days of party service, deserving of not only a word of praise, but encouragement in every form. Canada is not lacking in clean, able men, but it is the party system and the hossism that makes It next to impossible to boose and elect men who are able to call their souls their own. Hence, when a man appears within a party who is an oasis in tho party desert, there is cause for rejoicing." C'iinafliaiiK in Gallant Attack Capture Hill 70, Dom-iiiatiiii*' Position at Lens-British Drive Forward on Lens-Loos Line-German Attacks in Belgium Completely Kepulscd. FKEXCII MAKE GOOD ADVANCE ALONG THE BELGIAN FRONT Under picture. Mr. F. B. McCurdy, lower picture, Col. Hugh Clark, Under-Secretaries for Military and External Affairs, who will each receive a salary of $5,000 after long delay by the Government. T TO BLAME FOR SHIP'S LOSS Held Responsible For Driving Transport on Rocks-To Investigate Pilot System London, Aug. 15.-Some of the morning newspapers refrain from commenting on the pope's peace proposals while those which discuss them editorially, base their genesis to Austria, and either reject absolutely or indicate the belief that the text when received will show them to be unacceptable. The Daily News, which although a firm supporter of the allies' aims nas a decided pacifist loaning, says that whatever reasons which hitherto restrained tho pope from coming forward as tho official champion of peace, the long delay has materially ) Re,case(j to Go Back to Wkh. Halifax, Aug. 15.-The marine enquiry begun Monday into the loss near Portuguese Cove, a fortnight ago, of the transport steamer carrying a large number of wounded soldiers ,all of whom and the vessel's crew wore rescued, was concluded Tuesday afternoon. The court composed Wreck Commissioner Captain Demers and Commanders Wyatt and White, and found tho pilot who took charge of the liner just a tow minutes before slio crashed onto- the rocks, guilty and negligence and ordered Ills license cancelled. Tho captain was found to hnve erred In judgment in allowing the.pilot to change the course, but it was an excusable error. Tho court ordered an enquiry into the pilot system at Halifax. READY TO CONTRACT F When the water conference was in session here it was impressed on delegates the necessity of putting in cisterns to catch the roof water. It was felt that such a scheme would help to overcome the shortage on many farms whero water has to be hauled for miles. Matthews nnd Pederaon, who have been building brick elsternB in tho Brooks district, are here and they are ready to undertake contracts. They are figuring at present on 50 cisterns for C.P.R. farms. They have specially arranged plans tor cisterns to moot tho needs of Southern Alberta. BRINGING ASHES HOME 4 Montreal, Aug, 15.-The >> Gazette's correspondent In London cables that Lady Mc-  Bride and family have sailed > for Canada and are bringing the ashes of the late Sir Rich- TRANSFER EX-CZAR AND FAMILY Petrograd, Aug. 15.-Former Emperor Nicholas and hit family.are being transferred to another point, fl'hoy wore removed In an ordinary train, Instead of in the gorgeous imperial train on which Nicholas was brought to the palace, N. V. Nekrasoff, vics-preraier, said today the motives of removal nro political and military,. The provisional government today formally refused to reveal the destination ot the former imperial family. SIXTY WERE KILLED; Petrograd, Aug. 14,-^-Slxty persons were killed and 150 Injured In a wreck today on the railroad between Petrograd and Moscow, Four coaches wore crushed to pieces when . a passenger train ran Into a freight train. impaired the advantages tUr Vatican originally possessed for disinterested intervention. "It is not our business to pass judgment on the policy which exhausted itself in impotent sighs over the iniquitlc> perpetrated in Belgium, and imagined it possible to extinguish the world conflagration by a succession of timid intrigues. The fact is whether it is reasonable to blame Benedict and his advisers therefore, is another matter. Considerations of temporal and secular interests having so long stayed'his hands, it is impossible to accept the pope's intervention now as dictated purely by the desire which animates all good, and all sincerely religious men, to end the horror which is destroying Europe. "The pope's proposals must be examined on their merits as strictly as if made by Chancellor Michaelis, President Wilson or Lloyd George." Inspired by Austria Tho Daily News thinks it ialrly clear that the pope's appeal was really inspired by Austria, but maintained if his holiness can really persuade the belligerents to state their conditions in concrcto terms he will confer a very great, if belated, blessing on mankind, and if he can further persuade Germany to declare its willingness to restore the independence of Belgium, Serbia and Itou-manla and withdraw from other invaded territories, the door to peace will be open, and blank refusal by the allies to negotiate on such a basis would be almost unthinkable. The Daily Mail does not comment editorially, but in the introduction in its news columns says the pope's proposals aro impossible, and that the scheme is really Austro-German. The Chronicle refers to the traditional intimacy of Austria and the Vatican and the Austrian court's ' intense desire for peace and adds: "The fact that the proposal comes immediately after the expulsion of tho Russians from Galicia and Buko-wina will not escape anybody who is in the habit of putting two and two together. We may assume that the pope acted at Austria's prompting. In any case the allies will have to refuse. No other course Ut open to them." Times' Opinion The Times, while suspending final judgment until tho text is available, says the proposals as described in the telegraph summaries are utterly inadmissible by the allies. It expresses astonishment at the Vatican's alleged hope that tho document will be favorably received, and lead to a not dls- ' taut end of the war. "To cherish any hope of this," says the paper, "betrays tho complete Ignorance of nil entente countries and tho United States. They have all stated plainly, emphatically, and repeatedly the only terms whereon they are prepared to consider peace. These terms are quite Incompatible with tho telegraphed version of the Vatican's proposals, and there Is not tho slightest prospect that the allies will renounce or abate . them. The whole tenor of this document bears the mark of German inspiration." The Post, expressing similar views, says: "To listen to compromise before guarantee Is secured against repetition of the ordeal through which civilization Is passing is to -betray all sacrifices and suffering that have been endured. If the Vatican really la optimistic about the reception of Its proposals tho Vatican shows that it is entirely out of touch with the sentimont of tho allies." Fighting' For One Thing London, Aug. 15.-Premier Lloyd-George, speaking this afternoon at a luncheon given in honor of Premier W. A. llolman, ot Now South Wales, declared that Great Britain was fighting for one thing, and that wan "a victory ita to Stand Trial For Extradition TEAR �: >*>? ? > * 4 � > * * Calgary, Aug. 15.-Bitterly denouncing the authorities for the manner in which he alleged he had been "railroaded" to the penitentiary, George R. Buck, erstwhile promoter of tho Black Diamond Ott Fields, Limited, was released from the provincial po-.lico barrock9:thi� morning. Buck was set free in accordance with the arrangement made between his counsel, A. A. McGillvray, and the attorney-general's department, and will return within the stipulated ten days to Wichita, Kansas, from which city ho was brought to Calgary to stand trial under a warrant of extradition charged with publishing statements knowing the same to bo false with Intent to defraud. "Yes, I am going back to Wichita to fulfill the gentleman's agreement which I have with tho attorney-general's department," said Buck this morning on leaving tho provincial police barracks. "And a good position is waiting mo there to take charge of an oil proposition. That the evidence against him was manufactured from whole cloth was another statement made by the ex-oil promoter. "I had every opportunity to declare the well alone without any assistance bad I wished to do so',' he stated, "and it should be evident to the meanest intelligence that no sane man would take seven or eight others into his confidence when about to commit an offence which, if proved, would land him in the penitentiary." BULLETINS NORWEGIAN SUNK London, Aug. 15.-According to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Copenhagen, the announcement is made by the Norwegian foreign office that the Norwegian steamer Falkland has been sunk in the North Sea. Ten persons were killed. British Front in France and Belgium, Aug. 15, (by the A. P.).-Hill 70, 11le famous German stronghold northwest of the French mining city1 of Lens, which dominates the city and the Loos salient, was captured this morning by the Canadian forces. The British also pushed their lines into the northwestern environs oi' Lens, in the semi-circle around the eastern side of hill 70. The British attack was made on a 4,000 yard front which had an extreme depth of 1,500 yards. Beginning at a point just above Hugo Wood, the new British positions now run southeast, and beyond hill 70 toward Lens. The line then bends southwest, and encircles the sub-, urhs of St. Laurent and St. Emilie. ELECTION IN BRITAIN London, Aug. 15.-The political correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says that if the labor conference adheres to the resolution to send delegates to the Stockholm conference the premier will instanly advise a general election. Dominating Position British Front in Franco and Belgium. Aug. l.r>,-British guns have been pounding for days at hill 70, which the Germans considered impregnable. The infantry attack began at 4.2") o'clock this morning. The capture of hill 70 ranks in importance with the biggest operations of this year. It was the last dominating position in the section which remained In the hands of' the Germans, and from It a wide territory can bo controlled^ ,v Hill 70 is to tho Lens and Loos salient what Messlnos is to: Ypres,-and in some ways is even a more favorable position than Messlnes ridge be- i _ , . . _ . cause even after tire fall of Messlnes �,lr tr��PS have carried German first the Germans still retained Pllkcn ridge from which they could sweop CARDSTON DISTRICT (From Our Own Correspondent) Cardston, Aug. 13.-Frequent showers with plenty of sunshine between have made the grass and grain show fine growth. Haying has been delayed but all the late sown cereals have gone ahead rapidly. The storms have been an aid to the filling of tho ripening grain. Cutting is just beginning in the fall wheat, some fields having seon tho binders working two days last week. None of the spring grain is as yet ready, so far as learned. Some hail was reported west and south last week, but tho fall was light and no damage has been reported. The harvest on an average will bo as early as last soason, and while the yield will be lighter, the grade should be better throughout the whole district. Conditions are twenty-five per cent, better than on the first of the month duo to more favorable weather conditions. SIX KILLED Paris, Aug. 15.-Six persons were killed and nine others were wounded when the strikers clashed yesterday with soldiers at Barcelona, according to a statement issued by the Spanish captain-general and received here by the Petit Parislen. BIG. REWARD Ottawa, Aug. 15.-Announcement has been made that the government has decided to give a reward of $5,C0O to any person giving information leading to the apprehension of persons responsible for the attempt to dynamite the residence of Baron Athol-stan (formerly Sir Hugh Graham) at Cartierville, Que., last week. which has characterized the latest work of the groat British fighting machine. British Report London, Aug. 15. - Field Marshal Haig's forces attacked Gorman positions along a wide front this morning. from Lens to the northeast of Loos. The official statement says the British are making progress satisfactorily. General Halg reports that British troops "have carried the German first; line at all points of the front attacked. British Official The statement read*": "We'attack- �� od early this morning on a wide front from the northwestern outskirts of Lens to Bois Hugo, northeast of Loos.  the country surrounding Ypres. Tho Germans undoubtedly prepared for the attack as fully as possible, for there is no question that they were r.ware it was impending. Their nervous shelling of communication roads back of British positions here for many days gave evidence. that they knew sooner or later they muBt defend their claims, so it was a case of the better side winning. Details of the fighting are not yet available, but the troops swept, forward with the invincible precision ABNORMAL YIELDS U. S. TROOPS STIR LONDON PEOPLE TO One Farmer at Purple Springs Has 55 Bushels-Average Around 25 of democracy over aggression." All other things shaped up in the program, of no matter what party, tho British premier said, were unattainable unless the entente allies won. There was nothing in tho program of labor which could be attainable if the entente allies wore beaten. There was room within the orbit of the British empire, he declared, for a federation of all its people providing one formidable obstacle was removed, that of aggressive German militarism. London, Aug'. 1a, - American troops marched through London today. . They were reviewed by Ambassador Page, and later by King George at Buckingham Palace. Great crowde lined the streets. The meeting of the cabinet wan adjourned to permit the premier and his colleagues to pay their compliments to the Americans. AS INDEPENDENT Montreal, A�g. � 15.-Lleut.-Col. J. ,T. Creelman, D.S.O., returned to this city yesterday from England after being at the front since the war started, and announces his intention of running as a candidate for parliament in the coming general election. He will stand as an independent candl-Antolno for WEATHER High '........................... 84 j date probably in Low............................ 47 which Sir Herbert Ames is the pre- Forecast: Colder with showers in sent member, Col. Creelman is In many places. � j favor of conscription. . . Though harvest has hardly started in some parts of Southern Alberta threshing roturns are coming In from othor districts. It. B. McArthur, who travels the country east of tho city, is in tho city this morning and states that threshing is under way south of Purple Springs. One rig Is working, and the results are as expected. One field of summerfallowed wheat has been threshed which yielded 65 bushels to the acre, showing that thore are going to be abnormal yields again this year. Other fields have gone ris low as 15 bushels, but this is the lowest reported. Average fields are yielding average returns, around 25 bushels to the acre. This information of actual results will servo to show that the crops are not going to be below the average for tho past ton years, and may bo taken as a good indication that they will run closer to 25 bushels than to 15 us was feared somo time ago. About 40 per cont of tiie grain from Purple Springs east Is in tho stook. STEWART LYONS 18 RETURNING Toronto. Aug. 15.-A paragraph in the Toronto Star says that Stewart Lyon, Canadian overseas correspondent, Is returning to Canada. Und,er or-rlglnal engagement with the Canadian Press Ltd., the 8ta'r says Mr. Lyon was to remain at the front six months. He arrived in France early in March, "9 ?      ' * lines of defense at ail points, and are making satisfactory progress. A hostile counter attack east of Cite Eft. Emllio was completely crushed. Our attacks gained further ground during the night. Hostile raiding parties attacked our positions last night east of Klein Zillebeke but were completely repulsed, leaving fourteen prisoners In our hands. "Stormy weather and heaTy rain has again fallen." French Attacks Paris, Aug. 15.-The French attacked in Belgium last night and made considerable advance in the region of Dixmnde road, the war office announces.  Germans directed heavy artillery Are against the French first lines on tho Aisno front between Hurteblse and Craonne. On the Verdun front the French repulsed German attacks. Completely Repulsed British Front in France and Bel* gium, Aug. 14.-(By A. P.).-The attempt of the Germans last night to rush British trenches north ot the Arras-Douai railway met with a complete reverse. The German plan to take positions by a surprise attack failed and as the enemy infantry charged across the open, it faced disastrous Are from machine guns and rifles. The Germans retreated to their own lines. The British conducted a highly successful raid on German trenches west of Hultuch, taking some prisoners and inflicting considerable casualties upon the enemy. Air Fight One of the most spectacular of recent air fights occurred last night. A British pilot met three planes at a height of 11,000 feet and engaged , thorn nil. Four pilots brought their machine guns into pioy and the conflict raged furiously for some time. The British aviator fought on notwithstanding tho great odds against him. By clever manoeuvring he reached a position that enabled him to pump a stream of bullets through the tanks of the two enemy machines. They fell to earth in Hamas like great rocketa, leaving a trail across the dark sKV. The third German fled on seeing nil companions brought down. Germans continue their nervous' shelling of British positions about Lens. Their artillery 1b more active than usual east and north-Mat; of Ypres, where large numbers of gas ' shells are employed. German Successes Berlin, Aug. 16. - Austro-German . forces in the lowlands ot the Sereth river on the Rumanian front yesterday stormed the bridge at Bulturetu. on the west bank of the river, according to the official statement issued today by the German general staff. Russians and Rumanians lost ou the Sereth, and in the mountains, the statement adds, more than 3,000 prisoners. Troops under Field Marshal Von Mac-Kensen are pursuing the retreating Russn-Rumanian forces in the mountain, and on both sides of the Hirer Putna. On the fringe ot the noun-, tains Teutons yesterday captured ltt�> -; oanl, northwest of Pantiiu. ' v!,\ 47 96 435???28 ;