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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUnDAY, JULY 13, 1918 THE'LtfTHBRIDGE DAitT lIERAtD ?AGENINE ADDITIONAL SPORT DIVIIIZE HUNS WITH BASEBALL American Prisoners in Germany Have Introduced America's Great Sport By Allen Markley, Now York.-A company of Amerl can marlnoa stationed out on tho Jona lalands, subui^ of tlio PhlUpplno group, recently' seht a contribution to tho Glu;rk GfUflth bat and ball fund, and onclodod this note; "Wo civilized IhcHO cltnnibalB out hero \v;lth base-ball. Send bats to tho boys In France and lot itb^tti civilize Oorniany." IJaseball's growing popularity In Kuropo, tho openlne of parks In Paris and Che substitutJIan of balis for walking sticks In Hydo Park, r^ondon, would Indicate that not only the American troopa but tho armies of our allies have set out to civilize Qer-many. Since the Yankee soldier.'? transplanted lh6 germ of America's national pastime In Europe baseball has boon growing In popularity. The seed has- already sprouted and after tho war there Is all'probability that hasq-ball will no longer be a game known only to tho American people, but the national paetJma of the world. Equipment to Prison Camps, The plan of sending baseball equip-fncnt to the" American soldiers In Gorman prison camps, fostered by Ban .lohnson, president of the Amerllcan league, hils not only carried the baseball germ to the entente nations, but . has also pavefl the way for Its planting in the'German empire itself. Tho American' 'Rod Crosa has made arrangements T'fth the authorltiles of tho Oernian waf office for the sending of the ball equipment. Although It was with tho bigger object, that of keeping our l^ighting men in physical trim, in mind. .Johnny Evers, athletic director of the -American expajjitlonary forces In France, also' is working for tho advancement and goner(il welfare of the same. Ho is helping fcpread the news of the wonderful- sport. The Trojan 'is carefully pur&iug the seed that has boon planted,' ahd "after the -war he has no other plan In mind than the arrangement of international baseball. Will Bid For Honors. The time will soon come when we can not call the winners of the Berles ibctweon the two pennant wlnneiTs of ;tho major leagues "the world's cham-'pions." When baseball fa fully or-.gnnized in EnBliirid and France'the "cliamplonshlp teams of these countries will- make a determined bid for 'iho .top jionors. � . ..... Tlie colebratlpri on July Fourth In London, when King George, the quoon, Princess Mary and offlcflal London watched a ball game bel'ween the army and navy headquarters teams at Chelsea ftbld, will be a landmark In tho htatory of bnBOball. After that date the famous Hyde Park promenade will ho thrown open to the American sport. And later? Well, It will bo international champlonshtpa. Already thero are Bngllah iteama or-ganlzeIlly. mining engineer of Montreal, says that the strike in the Kilver-load mining on tho Wolaey claim, about L'li nilica east of Itevel-Htoke, la tlie greatest affair of It kind with wliich Brilisli Columbia has had to contend for somo lime. The strike affects a particnlaily rich Bcctlon, Silver Crenk. and 1^ therefore exciting considevablt! interest. The assays on thia creek, I'.rcor-ding to Mr. ReiUy nin as higli as $L'00 per ton. URK REGIS. AREPLACAIEO Athenp. July 1".-According to an uncenaorod letter dated June 8 and smuggled out of Smyrna, on tho Asia Minor Coast, a regiment In the Turkish Vilayet of .\din, mutinied and murdered lis Goriiian officers. Many soldiers from nigimonts sent to suppress llie mutiny joined tho rebellious troops, the letter declares. Tal.nai I'nsli.n, Turkish premier, went to Smyrna and granted amnesty to tlio mutineers, who were given,tho proiiiiao iliat they would not be sent to .Mesopotamia. From the sa,nie source comes the statement that the Turks have re-Blricted cultivation of anything except food products, tlits causing a big lisc in tho price of tobacco. GRAINGliSCO. BUYSLBR.MILLI Winnipeg, July 12.-The United Grrin Growers haveerected a mill at Mutton, B. C, at a cost of half �"a million dollars to supply the farmers of the vyest vy(th lumber on the co-operative plan. The capacity of the mill is 75,000 feet of sawn lumber a day. Tho strike of SO fteamaters �employ cd by the Dominion JTransfer Company of Toronto for a wage Increase from $Ti> to $sn a month,,has been followed liy a strike of :ir, teamsters, truck drivers and helpers of the Canadian Northern. Spanish grippe continues to spread rapidly in Switzerland. The ,military authorities announced that on July 9 there Avero B,800 cases in the Swiss army and ampng interned troops. The death rate thus far haa been comparatively small. At Ijnuaanne', tho auth-orltiea have bei9n obliged to close the schools. They have also prohibited meetings in private buildings and visits of fri9nd^ to patients in hospitals. At Berne, tlie telophone ser �Vice has been disorganized owing to the number of employes who are sick. EMPLOY OUR QUICK RELIABLE SERVICE OUR BIG FURNITURE VAN AND AUTO VAN INSURES CAREFUL HANDLING WITH NO JARRINO OR SCRATCHING YOUR PIANO OR FURNITURE. CHARGES REASONABLE. the McLean transfer 313 SIXTH STREET SOUTH PHONE 1M7 dicine Hat Fair ^ Stampede JULY 18th, 19th and 20th, 1918 / MORE ATTRACTIVE Over the Top Medicine Hat is goin^ "over the top" with the Biggest Agricultural Fair and Stampede ever staged west of the Great Lakes. An Agricultural Exposition Full of Interest Every department will have a large number of entries and an interesting time for old and young is assured. Such extensive exlilbitors na Prank CoUcutt, of Grossfield with his champion herd of Pure Bred Herefords; Ja^. Bowman of Guelph, Ontario, with Polled Angus; Jos. H. Liaycock, at the Bonnie Brea Stock Farm, with,two curs of extra fine HplBtelns; Laycock & McDonald, Calgary, Ayrshlres; Western Ranchers, Ltd., Jerseys; O. & 0. C. Miller, ClareBbotm, Sheep and Swine; Hoover & Sons, Bitter Lake, Sheep ana Swine; J. H. Warrington, Cornwall, Ont, car of Poultry with 87 varieties, and many others, Including the principle stock ferowers Jh Alberta and Saskatchewau. Gntrlos have been received from as far east as Nova Scotia atid as tar .west as Vancouvw. The rfbmlnlon Government will have exhibits of BgKB and Wool and will give helpful and practical talks and Inatruotlon as to the best methods of handling these two Important branches of mixed farming, Do not fall to see these esbibitB In the Maln^BuHatng. . Tho largest and moot up-to-dato Parm Machinery will be on Exhibition. The Big Event ; Nothing has been overlooked in any of the departments to make this Fair tlie greatest, most instructive and entertaining ever held in South-ern Alberta. Z EntertainrneM^ Arrangements have been made with Meyer-hpff.of New York, the largest booking house doing business in America, for Five Premier Plal-* form Attractions direct from the ,New York Hippodrome. You will be entertained by nets of skill and daring and amused by acts of Pun and Frolic. The Midway, also direct from the New Vork Hippodrome will be the most elaborate and extensive ever brought to Southern Alberta, and will include the. ever-- � welcome Merry-go-round, the Eli Ferris Wlieel, tho Whip, , Mlnaturo Railroad, Monkey Speedway, Ted Motz's Midgets, Illusion Shows, South Sea Islanders, Willards Temple ot Miislc, Darktown Minstrels, and many other Circus Side Shpws, all new and novel and absolutely tree from all objectionable features. Racing A High Class Program of Speed Events has been arranged which will surpass anything ever held on the local track. Libera] purses, good horses and drivers assures our patrons of exciting and spirited contests. Stampede A. P. Day, the Arena Directojr, has just returned from a two weeks* trip through the North Western States, and gives a glowing account of his success in securing contestants for the stampede. He assui:(es> a mu^h,larger and higher class bunch of Contestants th|in. in .19,17. A few of jhe Contestants who have already entered are: Texas Rose Smith, MilesCtty, Mont,, Qroncbo Rider. Fox HaHtlngB, Oheycinno, Wya^Broncbo'RUler, Katy Wilks, Colfax, Wash., noted as the only lady rider In America, whose success as such has been so great that she can afford to wear diamonds in her teeth. Te.t McLeod, San Antonio, Texas, Broncho Rlilor, Steer llopor, and Trick Rider and ' knoiwn as tlit? Champion Rounder Cowboy in America, Pinkie Gist, Dillon, Mont.. Champion Bull Dogger, in fact will tackle anything in the wrestling lino from a Btoer to a black bear, is now under contract to wrestle a Black Bear at Bozeiiian, Mont., on August 18, 19 nnd 20, 1918. Sam Garrett, Cheyenne, Wyo., Trick Ropei-, Tricic Klder and Bull Dogger. Chester Byers, Mullhall, Okla., Steer Roper and Champion Trick Koper of the World. Dave \\Tiite, Pendleton, Oregon, ?3ull Dogger and Broncho Buster. Mike Hastings, Cheyenne, Wyo., Bull Dogger and Broncho Buster, I Walter Whitney, Tuscon, Arizona, Bareback Rider. ' j ( Johnnie MuUlns, Las Voga#, New Mexico, Steer Roper, and. /Assistant Arena Director, � RlcU Rlngllng, White Sulphur Springs, Mont.y Trick Roper and Trick Rider. t>an Smith, Coldwell, Idaho, Broncho Buster and Steer i.RopQn , Jack Mabee, Havre, Mont., all round Cowboy And many others have signified their intentions of being present and taking part in the Contest. . , Thrills a plenty, Stellar Competition and a /ij^^b Class Program will all combine to make ' ^Medicine Hat's Annual Stampede a Whirlwind Affair. ---BETTER Mammoth Street Parade Arrangements have been completed for a Monster Street Parade, of the most elaborate and elegantly decorated vehicles ever seen in. Southern Alberta. Do not fail to see this part of the big program as at that tim^ on Thursday, July 18th, the Big Fair and Stampede wjU start off with a bang. Free Rest Rooms The Local Council of Women have estal>-lished Free Rest Rooms, one at 104 Third Street and the other in the Main Exhibition Buildingr" where all the comforts of home may be enjoyed. Grand Stand Entertainment Miss Evans, of Toronto, will help entertf^nii ,ybu in the. gr^md stand, with her choice sbprahb voice in the latest popular and patriotic sonp' Epe^ning Amusements In the long evenings, we will amuse ybu witK Down Town Midway, Free Platform Attractions,^ Base Ball Tournament and Open Air- Dancing Pavilion. - ^ Ample accommodation at reasonable rates has been provided. - ' Come prepared to stay all three days. Coi:F.Q.Sissons - President H, O, Maclniyre - Manager 76 ;