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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME X. LETHBIUDGE, ALIJKRTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1917 NUMBER 211 MIKE HASTINGS TAKES BEIT FOR Lieut Naismith Wins M. C.for Work on Field TWENTY KILLED RY PYPincinM AMALGAMATED FAIR AND STA^-EDE, 1918, ASSURED Some time son f� ^uuoita Good RAY KNIGHT SHOWS BOYS HOW TO ROPE IMIkn Hastings is tho champion rider of this section of the west, according to tlio roHiilt. of tlio Lethbridge stampede. J to. rode Charlie Hyssop's "Sky Rocket" yesteniay afternoon in the finals of the bucking with saddle, ami ho rorle lilm HtrtilKlit up. It was the first I line Sky Rocket had ever liocn ridden Htampotlo fashion, and when Miko accomplished the feat he deserved the applause ho drew from the stntnpcders who were hanging on the result. Sky Rocket did not do all tlio fancy .ntiiiils In Jils category but. his hurricane deck was not tho pleas-antest place on the grounds when he bolted from the chute. Second money In the big event was divided between E. Johnston of Sweet Grass, and Slim P jt, of Medicine Hut. Johnston drew Black Cut ns his offering in the finals, and ho turned out to be a boor cat. Had the riding boon judged on the final event alone many thought Johnston would have copped tho money but tho riding for the three days counted. Parker drew Ad Day's liar-rel Head, and tho horse had a liking for fences. Purker had to ride him twice, and the judges decided that second and third money should he divided between him and Johnston. Mike Hastings comes from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He takes back with him an $100 sliver shield donated by R. A. Wright, ��.'���V.ct/, for conjpicu-sua gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as liaison officer. He rendered Invaluable assistance throughout the operations, and set a fine example to all ranks." Lieut. Naismith, who Is a son of P. L. Naismith, manager of the C.P.R. department of natural resources, Is one of the youngest artillery officers to leave Alberta during the war. A liaison officer, as mentioned in the report, is the officer who acts as connecting 4ink between the infantry and artillery in present, day battlo tactics. F CARMAN HERE W. Carman Still Has Great Faith in Future of South Alberta Chas. W. Carman, of Grand Rapids, Mich., one of the biggest land owners In the west and founder of the town of Carmangay, north of Lethbridge, passed through the city yesterday afternoon on his way to Carmangay for his annual visit. Mr. Carman was accompanied by Wm. GreeBon. superintendent of education in Grand Kapids, formerly a member of tho Carmangay Farm Co. Mr. Carman, while he still enter- Munitiuiis factory at Riftiiud Blows Up While Thousands Are at Work MANY FLED TO ESCAPE DEATH AND ARE MISSING x>.l on hour ilia - ' �was ali iu "-�/'. . to stick the }i>-: way of its own u: . the saddle. It has yoi . ' - �tampocle or any other tii*.i-:-m). During the afternoon Joe F-*~--calf branding champion, was presents with a line pair of chapps while Hollo Kiusey, who represented the Knight Co. In tho contest, rec'elvod a silver-mounted bridle. . The wild horse race last evening was won by Paddy Ryan. Ryan also won tho wild steer raco. These ovents were pulled otf late, but were among the best of tho whole show, Mike Hastings bus been daclared tho winner of the stampede belt, indicating tho championship which goes along with the winner of the greatest number of points In the throe days. , Tho ladies' riding contests were do-aided a tie between Texas Hose and Mrs, Fox Hastings. Each received $100 and a special prize of 925, They hope to be able to visit tlio Lothbrldgo �Umpede next year. ui:u U&a demonstrated his faith by bringing in well-to-do farmers from the States to take up holdings for him, while be himself retains a considerable Interest in land. He has already interested some big capital as well as some good farmers In the Carmangay- district. Mr. Carman- speaking to the Herald yesterday, stated that what he had seen of southern Alberta crops were far better than any of the crops either in Saskatchewan and Manitoba or in the northwestern states. He anticipated good crops from southern Alberta, comparatively speaking. Mr. Carman is chairman of the civc improvement committee of Grand Rapids, and also of the chamber of commerce there. He speaks enthusiastically of tho success of the prohibition , vote in Michigan, and believes that it will work out as well there as it appears to be doing in Alberta. Mr. Carman founded the town of Carmangay in 1909, with his brother-in-law. W. Gay. He had in 1904 purchased the whole of . township 13, range 23. He did pioneer work in developing that district, arid he is now realizing the fruits of his work and his faith In the country.  E HOSTILE VESSELS Destroyer and Mine Sweepers Are Attacked-Naval Air Raid on Thorout London, Aug. 18.-The admiralty announces that a hostile destroyer and two mine sweepers were damaged severely by British naval forces on Thursday. British warships were not damaged. Naval Air Raid London, Aug. 18.-The admiralty announces that another bombing raid was carried out about midnight Thursday by th� Naval Air Service on the railway Byttion and junction � Thmirout, a town In weet Flanders, ���'en miles southwest of Bruges. It i.:')t the ammunition dump was Mie railway damaged. Many li-.tr-bs were dropped, on ob-All machines returned i Montreal, Aug. 13.-A terrible explosion nt the powder plant of Curtis & Harvey Limited, at Rl-gaud, Que., 'today is believed to have caused a heavy loss of life. Five thousand men and women are employed at the plant, which covers an area of five square miles. First reports received here from the scene of the powder explosion today at Rigaud, Que, state that in the neighborhood of 250 Dersons have been killed. ~THREE EXPLOSIONS Officials here of Curtis & Har-very, Limited, lacked information as to the cause of the explosion. It was said that probably three hundred persons were working in the section of the plant where the first explosion occurred. It is believed two other explosions were caused by fire which spread from the first. A Later Report Montreal, Aug. 18.-Later reports of the explosion at Rigaud received from passengers who arrived from that vicinity on trains, place the number of lives lost at 20 with a large number missing. It was .'stated that when tho explosion occurred most of the employees fled for cover, and as explosions con-Mnund mnklnr �b* vicinity one of great .....---- -����> ��� -riu., ' M--1S liiG STAMPEF/?: '-/AS FINANCIAL SUCCESS "We arc ready and eager in cany out our pari of the contract.'' said Kay Knight of tho stampede committee to the Herald this morning In discussing plans for tho amalgamated fair next year. "And I believe. Cards-ton will join with Raymond and Ma-gralh In an amalgamated fair and stampede here. Several Cardston men have spoken to me favorably about it. Wo appreciate tho support Lethbridge has Riven us in our venture. We consider it has been a groat success and have no apologies to offer." Fred Karren, a Mngrnlh member of the committee said that everyone of the Magrath members who have been working during the stampede are anxious to do their part to make the Lethbridge fair next year a success. The Magrath fair board is clear of debt now, and no attempt will be made to stage fairs in tho future. They will try to make a district fair here that will attract wide attention and give the right kind of competition. Other I members of the committee spoke along the same line. The stampede committee together with the riders, judges and others, and including Mrs. Fox Hastings and Texas Rose held a big banquet at the Lethbridge hotel at noon. It la suggested that 3 meeting of Lethbridge, Raymond and Magrath fair board members hold a meeting shortly to effect an organization to undertake tho amalgamated fair and stampede hero next year. Well, the big stampede is over, the boys with the bright neckerchiefs have flitted for the range again. Even the shouting is over. DESPERATE HUN ATTACKS BREAK BEFORE BRITISH French Make Further Gains Near Langemarck-Artillery Fighting Lively CANADIANS DEFEAT PRUSSIAN GUARDS RAY KNIGHT, whose energy and experience did so much to make the stampede a success. He objects to being called the "Buffalo Bill, of Canada." Plain Ray Knight is good en ough for him, he says. He br!oke the inra! .......for steer and calf roping and tying, and doesn't J : :., of them, received wucd that not more than that number were employed in the building where the first explosion took place. A resident of Hudson, a village near Rigaud, telephoned at noon to say that the village of Rigaud had been practically wiped out. Several houses were burning at noon, and two farm houses and barns situated a mile from the plant were also reported to have been destroyed, E STAMPEDE MADE MONEY ---_ 4 The street railway system is During the three days the re- ceipts were 91,000, being 1340 > on Wednesday, ?S0O on Thurs- will help the yearly totals con- ly all through tho rush and' there was no cause for com- ? plaint. They had to compete  with the motor liveries who  made a harvest carrying pass- > engers at B0 cents each way. 4 * Stated That British, French and j German Financiers Met i In Switzerland London, Aug. 18.-A dispatch from Amsterdam says tho Berliner Vor-waerts, the leading Socialist news- i paper in Germany, declares that a conference of entente and German financiers took place recently in Switzerland. It. intimates that Minister Helfferlch, who is one of the leading financial authorities In Berlin, attended the meeting on behalf of Germany, and challenges him to disclose the proceedings. Rumors of such a conference have been current in London for several days. Last Monday Philip Snowden asked the bouse of commons if the government knew of n secret conference in Switzerland attended by British, French and German financiers for tho purpose of promoting immediate peace in order to arrest the growth of international socialism and tho rising tide of revolution , through lCuropo. foreign Secretary^ Balfour replied he had no knowlodge of such conference. ;r,i u;i. ..juKiHiii lair board ir''"'Jti;d-' ness of $2,001). ;That it was such a success is due. to the fine co-operation between the committees of Magrath and Raymond fair boards under the direction of' Ray, Knight and' tho able work of Messrs. Ursenbach and Fred Karren, who have devoted all their time for tho past three weeks to the event. There will be another stampede next year, on just as large a scale, and it will have the co-operation of the Magrath and Raymond people to whom the grounds were handed over this year. The stampede will be held in connection with the fair, which will bo revived, and everything points to its success. It is likely that a meeting will.be held soon to further discuss plans for an amalgamated fair and stampede, and nothing will he left undone to advertise it and make It the best event ever staged in Lethbridge. The grounds are now in fine condition, the corrals used during the stampede are all being left In shape; half the work of next year's stampede is already done. The Magrath and Raymond people are well satisfied with tho treatment accorded them by Lethbridge in this event. In tho .three days it is estimated that 15,000 people visited tho stampede, and had .it not been that harvest is on, the number would have been doubled. JL VVU More Big Land Deals Bring Washington Settlers o, T. Lathrop Sells Grassy Lake Ranch of 3500 Acres for $158,200 Once more O. T. Lathrop of this city, veteran land man and successful farmer, 'figures'in a land deal of im Welling Farm ?f Ray Knight Sold to Geo. Gunning for $110,000 Reports of big land deals are bo-ginning to grow quite common. On top of the report of the O. T. Lathrop mense proportions. He has just con-1 deal, the Herald learned this morning - - . ._____ , ' , t ____ � / .t. X I___1 Jl______1 lain WHEAT PRICE IS $2.40 TILL AUG. 31 eluded a sale of his 3520 acre farm south of Grassy Lake to Felix Le Mariuel and E. C. Lloyd of Spokane, Wash., for a consideration of $158,200, more than half in cash or negotiable securities. The farm, which last year that Ray Knight had disposed of his big 2200 acre farm at Welling to Geo. B. Gunning for a consideration of $110,000. This includes this year's crop which is a remarkably fine stand. Mr. Gunning comes from Washington produced a crop of wheat averaging j state also. With this sale, there have � T �--�--�- -...... '- --'-I been four large ones to Washington parties during the past two months, the Harris estate to Ex-Governor Hay, REJECT PEACE MOTION Melbourne, Aug. 17 (via Router's Ottawa Agency).-Tho senate has rejected withqut debate or division a motion thnt the timo had arrived for the imperial government to announce a peace basis whereon tho allies were prepared to negotiate. The senate also passed a motion deprecating the return of the Gorman colonies. Three hundred seats in the central portion of the ground floor will bo reserved for the veterans. CARDSTON FAIR Cardston fair Is the big attraction In Southern Alberta next week. Arrangements were made by the Cards-ton promoters yesterday for all Ad, Day's stampede horses to go down for the bucking events. All the race horses at the local stables will also go down. With fine weat'ior Cardston expects the biggest fair crowd Of ltB ; history. Winnipeg, Aug. 17.-Tho following order is promulgated by the board of grain supervisors for Canada: "It Is hereby ordered by the board of grain supervisors for Canada that until the 31st of August, 1917, inclusive, tho price of wheal, basis one northern in store at public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port. Arthur, shall not exceed nor he less than two dollars and forty cents (2.40) tor all wheat whether of tho old or new crop, in store at public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur up to and Including August 31, 1917, holders of warehouse receipts which hold any date prior to and in-eluding Aug. 31, 1917, will bo entitled to tho above basis price of $2.40 a bushel, one northern wheat, only on condition that they have sold the wheat at Fort William and Povt Arthur and delivered the receipts therefore not later than noon of Aug. 31, 1917." (Signed) Robert Ma*ill, Chairman. A. R. Macdonald, Sec. MARKETS Spot Wheat ................. 240 October Wheat .............. 212 Local Track Oat� ---- ....... 52>/B October Oats ................. 6114 October Flax.............. 329% close to 50 bushels to the acre, is sold as n going concern, and Messrs. Le Marinel and Lloyd are taking immediate possession. It hos 1400 acres of spring wheat, almost ready for the binder, which will average close to 25 bushels to tho acre, so that tho purchasers expect to get returns this year which will go a long way toward paying for the land. The property consists of sections 31, 1�, 17, IS, 20 and 5'/a of 1!) in township S, range 13, W. 4, and with it goes the horses and machinery and everything running in tip-top-shape. Messrs. Le Marinel and Lloyd looked over all tho largo Southern Alberta ranches on the markot before purchasing and decided that the. Grassy Lake district offered tho best soil conditions to be found anywhere. To the Herald they declared the Lathrop farm was one of tho best-farmed concerns in the south, with tho best lot of horses and machinery, tine buildings, a place for everything and everything in its placo, a well trained corps of men, and the best tablo thoy had oaten at in years, Mr. Lathrop being living evidence of the fact. Thoy are highly delighted with their purchase, and think it will bo very few years before Southern Al-1 berta's population is doubled by settlers anxious to secure the tine land still open. Mr. Lathrop is not going to quit farming. He has a lot of land scattered throughout the south, and with his big Coaldalo stock farm he will continue in the game as strong as ever. With Mr. O. W. Kerr he is in terested in tho development of Southern Alberta. These two men have been colonizing in Southern Alberta since, 190G. They have always had faith in the country, and have more now than ever. They have close connections with tho best fanning districts in tho middle and western states and expect to bring in hundreds of experienced (armors in tho next few years. WEATHER Hlnh........................... 83 Low........................... 53 Forecast: Mostly fair, few �cattor-^d hower*. MAGRATH ENJOYED STAMPEDE (From Our Own f\>iTrnnom!ent) Magrath, Aug. 18.-Large crowds of Magrath people attended the stain pede each day, Thursday a continual line of cars kept tho road busy from early morning until lato at night. Everybody says it was the best ever and thoroughly enjoyed the program. THREATEN PROSECUTION St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 17.-The selzur� of Missouri coal mines and prosecution of Missouri coal dealers on charges of violating tho state anti-trust law, was threatened by- Attorney-General McCnUntor, in a formal statement this afternoon. the Cazier farm at Cardston to Senator Hutchinson, the Lathrop farm at Grassy Lake to Le Marinel and Lloyd, and the Knight farm at Welling to Geo. E. Gunning. Mr. Kn;ght still has four or five farms scattered through the Raymond district and will harvest this year more than 2500 acres. He is turning his attention more to stock, his Interest in the new Blood Reserve lease being heavy and occupying much of his time. The Knight farm was sold through Harrison and Bogle. I IS WELL UNDER WAY Today's Reports Show Half Cutting Done Along Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch London, Aug. 18.-German troops In Flanders were again completely repulsed by the British after sharp fighting, according to the British official statement. The enemy early today delivered another counter attack against our recently captured position immedlv ately northwest of Lens. His troops were again repulsed after sharp fighting in which wo secured a few prisoners. There was considerable hos-tilo artillery nctivity, during the night in this neighborhood and also northeast of Ypres. French Forge Ahead Paris, Aug. 18.-Tho French last night made further progress in Bel-glum, north of Bischoote and Lange-marck, it is announced officially. They captured a strong point of support east of Steenebeko river. German attacks on tho Aisne front were repulsed. Canucks Trim Prussians By Canadian Overseas Correspondent Canadian Headquarter* In France, Aug. 17, via London.-In fair, stand-up, band-to-hand fighting on the eastern slopo of Hill 70, last night our men beat off two more counter attacks, in which the last available bat-tatlions of the Fourth Prussian Guard division were broken and destroyed as a fighting force. In Thursday night's dispatch the overseas correspondent told of the impetuous charge, by which our line, was on Thursday afternoon pushed forward east of Hill 70. Prisoners state that at tho very moment when our assault was launched the Guards' battalions were assembling to attack the hill. They came under our barrage and suffered severe losses in their positions in Bols Hugo and Cite St. Auguste. ' Desperate Hun Onslaughts British Front in France and Belgium, Aug. 18. (By the A.P.)-The fighting Thursday at Polygon was unusually desperate. . Wave after wave of the enemy came surging up against London troops, who held on determinedly with rifle and bayonet until two simultaneous /counter attacks from different directions forced them to retire, fighting all the way. One young officer in command of ten men found himself encircled by enemy and his men being swept by machine gun fire. The last heard of him was when he signalled to his division saying his men were facing death and he saw no way but to surrender and save their lives. Along most of the French front It was comparatively quiet although a hard local battle was continuing nbout a strong German redoubt known as "Lbb LlliaB," afcont 1,000 yards Bouthwest of St. JanfthMlt river. In their advance the French surged forward on either aide of the position, making a sort of pocket. The GermanB delivered a counter attack on the right flank but this war repulsed. Contact between the French and British armies was excellent. Prisoners accounted for to date total more than 370. This figure represents more than the entire French casualties along their whole front in Thursday's offensive. The small number of casualties was due to the French artillery. The advance was made under a perfect barrage, as was the'attack on tho British front about Langemarck. The German barrage was' totally Inadequate and the coun. ter battery work gave no trouble. About fifty per cent of the cutting 1b done along tho Lothbridge-Weyburn line from Foremost east to Manyber-ries. The crop will average around 20 bushels of wheat. Along the Tabor subdivision, thero is less cutting done. At Grassy Lake 25 per cent being finished. Wheat at the provincial jail is iii stook. North and wost of the city the cutting is just starting, and will get under way between Monday and'Septeni-ber 1st, B.C. GOE3 ORY < �      Victoria, B.C., Aug. 17-The prohibition bill passed 3.30 this afternoon. Premier Brewster announced that the question of compensation waB under consideration, and if a board was nppointod it would be under the public Inquiries act. The bill comes into effect October 1. The house' prorogued at 4 o'clock. ? ? TRADE TRIP WED. Upon Invitation from the . Noble Foundation, Ltd., the Lethbridge board of trade and all others who wish. to avail themselves of a good afternoon!* enjoyment, will leave the Lethbridge Herald office next Wednesday at a p. m. sharp, going by way of Kipp, stopping first at the D. Whitney farm, proceeding to the various farms of Noble Foundation, arriving at Noble-ford hotel at 5 o'clock where light refreshments will be served. Those not wishing to make th^ entire trip will be welcomed at Noble-ford at 5 p.m. . ; Will those who anticipate making this trip please notify any of the undermentioned in order that satisfactory arrangements can be made. Your prompt response will be appreciated. Arthur Hayr, Chairman, Arthur Grace, Com of Public Utilities, W. O. King, Manager Bank of Nova Scotia. J. R. Oliver, Secretary Board of Tra^it,.^. 007529 17 ;