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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBIUDGK, ALBERT A, THlliSDAV, AUGUST 1H, 1917 NUMBER 209 NEW DRIVE IS STARTED BY BRITISH Many Good Events Staged-Program a Long One - live Thousand People Attend -Some Splendid Biding Seen. Morn than 5,000 people wore on tho grounds yesterday for tlio first day of the consolidated Magrath-Kaymond-Lethbrldgo stampede. And tho only thing that they could critieizo was the fact that thero were almost too many events, tho program not concluding until after 7 o'clock In tho evoning. Not an accident mnrrod tho day. Though tho first events wevo a llttlo late in starting, towards tho end they �were run off rapidly. No steers were killed and no riders hurt. It was a most enjoyable afternoon, and the breath of frontier iifo pleased the stampede fans who will patronize tho event again today and tomorrow by tho thousands. Thero was plenty of variety In tho program, which was directed by Ray Knight. Thero was everything from a real branding scene ir. a. cow camp to fancy riding, roping and shooting. Hard Full for Gus The bucking was not so fast and furious as has been soon at times, but tho worst horses aro being kopt for the final events on Friday and then thero will bo somo bucking that will raise the hair for a fact. None of the real bad ones, Sago Hen, Sky Rocket or Two Spot, were on deck for the first day so that tho riders had a fairly easy timo. Tho hardest fall of the day came to Gussy McGregor who camo from Kamloops to compete. Ho was making a nice straight up ride when his saddle cinch broke and ho camo down with the saddlo on top of him. Frank Lea and Paddy Ryan, of Miles Olty, Mont., were also victims of their mounts in the broncho busting with saddles. . Bill Hyssop was the only man to go over tho sldo in tho bareback riding. Ho got a bad twister and couldn't Quito make tho grade. No Records Broken ~No records were broken in tho main ovonts in tho first day's program. Tho steer roping was perhaps the. most interesting event of tho day but the best that could bo recorded was by Calgary Red, a wild west show professional, who throw and tied his steer in 58 seconds. Red was right on top of his steer from the jump and mado a nice throw. His first attempt to throw 1ho steer was a failure, .but on tho second attempt his horse worked to perfection, making a dandy throw with tho result that the animal was hoof tied and Red's hands up in i>S seconds. Tho nearest competitor was Jim Smith. Ho was the first to got his animal down and got the rope on its feet. His time was 1.11. Heed Hansen was next with 1.22, but was disqualified "uo tie." Won by a Second Tho bull-dogging contest brought out four contestants. This was a Btampodo feature which had never been staged here and it had tho crowd on its toes. Dutch Seidell, of Bisbee, Arizona, who is rated us tho world's champion in this . event, lost out by ono second to Montana Jim Lynch, of Miles City. Lynch's time was 55 and Seidell's 5(5. Miko Hastings, tho first man out, had a thick necked ' bruto that gave him a lot of trouble und Arvul Banks, of Pendleton, Oregon, lost after he had him almost down. Tho fancy roping brought out three contestants who performed on tho Btund and also from tho horse on tho track. Stanloy Whitnoy, Lolhbridge's own champion, was very much In evidence In this evont. Dutch Seidell and 10. Shoop of Nanton, was also entered and both gave some fancy exhibitions. Lady Busters Tho lady broncho busting was done on tho track, Eloise Hastings and Texas Rose being the contenders. They both mado pretty rides that brought forth loud applause. Tho wild hoi'Bo race and stoor riding wore hold over for today's program. Classy Shooting A real Buffalo Bill stunt was staged by Texas George, who with rifle and six-gun did Borne fancy shooting of it marvellous nature. His act must be seen to bo appreciated. Tho crowd gasped when it saw him hanging head down over the back of a car travelling 40 miles an hour and shooting little glass balls thrown up by an occupant of the cur. The shooting from the ground position on the platform and from tho horse was also classy, Some balls woro missed, of course, but as they woro no larger thun eggs it was not to bo wondered at, Altogether his acts were about tho best in the line ever soon here and he got a great hand from the .> BANK CLEARINGS ? > Week ending today ..$972,180 > * Same period last year $670,000 > Increase 45 per cent,. JOE PETERS MAKES NEW RECORD ON 'CAMOUFLAGE" TANK PAINTED LIKE A LANDSCAPE TO FOOL THE ENEMV. \ Throws and Brands 25 Calves in 11 Minutes, 19 Seconds --Contest Completed Today What is conceded by everyone who witnessed the event to be the most realistic stampede feature ever pulled off at a frontier celebration was staged yesterday afternoon when Joe Peters on his cow pony Weasel worked against time branding 25 calves for the bet of $500 a side in the contest between tho Mclntyre and Knight ranches. Peters turned the trick In 11 minutes, 19 seconds, which Is believed to break all existing records. Ray Knight had told tho Herald that" tho man who could do the job in 12M> to 15 minutes would get the money. He had to revise his opinion yesterday when the time was announced. Rollo Kiiisoy, who will brand for the Knight .ranch today, has hia work cut out for him. Fifty cows and calves were' turned into a wire corral right in front of the grand stand. A branding fire was built in the corral, and the branding crow got their irons hot. At the word "go" Peters turned Weasel loose. The first three throws Peters missed. Then for the next eight he caught a calf by one or both hind legs each time. On the eighth calf, the rider missed a throw, but then he went on to tho 16th without a fumble. On the 16th calf something went'wrong and six throws were missed in succession. From then till the end not a miss was counted. It was the smoothest ropo work ever seen in Lethbridge and tho crowd was right on its toos. The work was done Just as It would be done on the range. The branding crew consisted of five men besides Mr. Peters. One man tended Are, two handled the irons and two wrestled the calves when dragged up by the rider. Weasol acted as If he was human. No sooner would a rope tighten on a calf than ho would. wheel and beat it for the fire, slacking tho ropo ns soon as tho calf wag taken by the helpers. He would then wheel and beat it back for the bunch. It may be mentioned that it is a foul to catch a calf in branding by any other part than the hind legs. The rider also had to watch that no branded calf was brought up to the Are. Tt was magnificent work and showed the work of the big ranch at itB best. It Is just such work that is done by the cowboys of the big outfits every spring branding roundup. A big bunch of money is hanging on the result of Kinsey's work today. If ho can go through without a miss he has a r.hnnco to got the big money. But it won't tako many misses to lose him enough timo to lose the match. Here Is shown a British "tank" photographed in tho neighborhood of Flers, showing the. mannor In which the machines are decorated or camouflaged, originally a French method of painting torpedo-boat destroyers in order to lessen their visibility to enemy craft. The idea Ir to make the "tanks" look as nearly like the surrounding landscape as poseible, thus minimizing the danger of.their presence being discovered by German aviators. BIGGS CERTAIN TO BE PRESIDENT OF I Leads Vote In Southern Camps -Browne Looks Likely For Secretary L E (CtnmkugD on Pack 6). Amsterdam, Aug. 15.-^The Dutch press bureau announced today that it had learned from a Gorman source that a conference of European neutrals would bo held In September, either at Stockholm, Sweden, or Chrlstlania, Norway, despite difficulties which would attend the voyages of delegates from Spain, Switzerland and Holland.. Each of these countries, according to a report, will send two delegates. The Norwegian government, it was announced, has offered Chrlstlania as the place for the conference, hoping that it will have an effect upon the resumption of American imports. Thos. Biggs is altogether probably elected president of District 18, U.M. W. of A. in the elections to replace those held last year when the Lethbridge and Taber votes were thrown out and a new contest called for. The unofficial report of the vote indicates that tho miners of the district have for a second time emphatically declared that they want Biggs for president over Graham. For secretary the results will not be certain until the official vote is given out, but Browne is the likely one. The vote at Taber camp was received this morning and is as follows: For President-Graham 13, Biggs 141.' For vlco-president-Dickenson 14, Patterson 18, Fairhurst 21, Christo pher 9S. For secretary--Johnston 1, France 2, Loto 1, Carter 2, Peacock 5, Browne 138. DETAILS OF THE BULLETINS EXPROPRIATE HARVEST Copenhagen, Aug- 16--The new German food dictator, Herr Von Waldow, according to a Berlin dispatch, plana to expropriate this year's entire harvest of potatoes. He also will conserve all food necessary for human consumption. BOMB VENICE Vienna, via;rL'A|p0.n> Aug.. 16.^-Four tons of bomb^were dropped by airplanes Tuesday morning on the maritime arsenal at Venice, causing a number of conflagrations, according to the official statement of the Austrian war office. GOES TO FRANCE London, Aug. 16.-Dr. H. M. Tory, president of Alberta university has gone to France with Major Dirks to study soldier education. DOES NOT REMOVE E Oil tf * & f,..;..> .> � * WANT CHILDREN TO WORK Dijon, France, Aug. It".-Tho municipal council of Dijon has adopted a resolution calling on the chamber of deputies to pass a law requiring all children between ages of 12 and IS to work. -O FESSION OF ESKIMOS TELLS E TALE Statement Put In Evidence Says Priests Were Killed And Livers Eaten AND ELEVATOR CO. Have Assets of Over $3,000,000 and 200 Country Elevators -Strong Organization Text of Pope's Note, Made Public Strengthens Expressed Convictions ARE ANNOUNCED Ottawa, Aug. tfi.-An extra Issue of the Canada Gazette bringing into effect tho order-in-council regulating eating places, was published today. The order-in-council, passed at the requoBt of- the food controller, prohibits the serving of beef and bacon on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at more than one meal on any other day. Substitutes such as corn bread, oat cakes, potatoos, etc., must bo provided at every meal at which white bread is snrved. Tho use of wheat In tho distillation or manufacture of alcohol is prohibited, except for manufacturing or munition purposes, and then only after obtaining a license from the food controller. The Penalties Hoavy penalties aro provided for violation of iae regulations. Proprietors, managers and employees of public eating places aro liable under summary conviction, tor the. first offense, to a penalty not exceeding $100 and not less tha� $25 and for each subsequent offense to a penalty not exceeding $500 and not less than $100 or to imprisonment for any tlerm not exceeding three months, or to both fine and imprisonment. Any person violating any of the provisions regulating the use of wheat in the distillation or manufacture of alcohol is liable upon summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding $5,000. TAKEN TO siberia Petrograd, Aug. 15.--The sethl-ofA-cial Russian News Agency announced tonight that former Emperor Nicholas and lUs family were removed from the palace at Tsarkoe-Selo, and that it was reported they were being transported to Tobolsk, Siberia, this eminence has  been a menace to the British from the beginning, standing as the German guardian sentinel over a wide sweep of country, which included the Lens and Loos salients. Not since September, 1915, had its impregnability been challenged, and in those dark days two years ago the attempt to wrest it from the enemy resulted in disaster to tho flower of the Scotch division which attempted its capture. The attack at dawn was along a front of approximately 4,300 yards. The line which the onrushing Canadians reached in the early hours was in the shape of a crescent which began above the Hugo Wood, and circled the eastern side of Hill "70", the point of tho crescent reaching the northwest environs, and the lower extremity encircling the suburbs of Cite St. Laurent, and Cite St. Emllie. Enemy Attaeka . London, Aug. 16, via Reuters Ottawa Agency.-Telegraphing from! headquarters of -he French army, Reuter's correspondent Bays: "It is noteworthy that, despite the tremendous activity of the guns in other sectors on the Franco-British front, and on both banks of the Meuse, there is no sign of relaxation of the enemy's effort on the Aline. i The battle of Chemin des Dames has continued without intermission sinee the 16th of April, and it seems to be the cardinal principle of the Germin strategy never to let it flag. The enemy has lately trebled his artillery power In this region, and: brought his heaviest calibres Into: play. Never a 'day passes without fighting on the Chemlm des Dames. This month half a doien enemr'Attacks wero beaten oft with Mrlfttw, ilOBB. . �� '..�! 00837064 3856 ;