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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta STAMPEDE NOW ON~"KNIGHT AND DAY" ATTRACTIONS (VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE^ALBERTA, WEbJ^DAY, JULY 24, 1918 NUMBER 189 BIG DAY FOR ALLIES GIANT LINER SUNK, TEN LOST~THE RUSSIAN ARMY MOBILIZING , Weather Has Hampered Success of Exhibition, But Program is Proceeded ^ith .  SOME FINE STUNTS IN STAMPEDE EVENTS S^ Though wet cold weather intereter-fed with the crowds on the opentng day o( the big (air and stampede, those who braved thp_ elements and put lnt| an app^arajfice iwore certainly well repaid, for they" saw a program that was chock-full of Ufa and action from the time the Hrftt-borse was turned loose early; In the afternoon uptll the last horse crossed under the wire In the wild horse race at elsht o'clock In the evening. The pro>gram of the stam pede' was father late in starting, the offlclals Oelhg uncertain whether or hot there snould be a postponement (or a'day, but when the word tor action went out MesFrs. Pay and Knight never'lost amlnuto. And the crowd present voted it the beat and snappiest stampede ever staged In Sunny Southpi;n. Alfjerta. ' . Prilie Ffom Hon. Duncan. The openlngTjaaturo of the (iilr was the directors* Idncheon in the main dlnli^ hall, which was attended by Hon.^uncaxi �Mwiball, Hon. A. J. Mc- .,^Ld^, Hon. ^.-n; Mitchell and Chaa. M. ,Ru8�e^,''tikl'',cowboy.,painter.^� honor gueBtK'' nesMsBt E>iHI*ld aided, abA "thbre' wwe' ilirectors prea-" ent (rbm. Cordat^n, Mainih and Ray moi^d bosTdei'^i) local dlrisctors, lend ingth^^exhlblUon that amaisunatlon characteristic which it Is the -desinj to establish thls^yeiw. After the fuBcta-eon th? djreqtpra wmt to the plattpm 4n._frant J tii� reorganiiattoti of the Southern Alherta exhibition, .told of the efforts to build up a fair here representatlvij.of �the (our towns lak-ing part and^trpdlcted success for the plan. ^ Hon'Duncan Marshall replied, congratulating the people of the south' ern towns oh their enterprise. He Bald the e^ort: towards amalRamatlon ^as attmctlng attention everywwhere end bad the ,full support r>f the gov ernmon't!' He thought one large,(air that Would,bo truly ropresentatlTe of the south would be the best in the-interests of'thfc cBmmimity and of the Province, -and wished the directors -auccess'in .their:efforts. Ho then declared tlie'. iSouthern Alberta Amalga-mat'od. Fair ;ahd Stampede officially opened.- .. , ., Stampade a Winner. The.stampede'and liorse races pro-' 'vldod.\the attractions for the afternoon. The .free attractions were hold over owlng'tb the inclement weather; but the stampede furnished enough excitement for.,a multitude, and if the big crowds, which are expected during the remaindei:' Qf the week. Including ^that ;which, �will crowd tha grounda 'Satudray vrhe'n Katherine Stlnson, the wonderful girl aTLator will make two flights, are^ treated as well as was the opening day crowd they should be 100 per Cent saMsi)ad. For there'is ian array of frantlar taleht herd iiiish'"aa baa never before been gathareA'tVigbthar in Canada. . and, their iidipwad thalr ablUt^ In a practlQal imaaaar, yastarday. ^ Tet JfeLcMTawl Chastar Byan dirni to the odwxifU irho can ride vtth tiia PACIFISISATWORK ROUSING LABOR British Munition Factoriea Beginning to. Keel .Effect of Insidious Propaganda New Set of Peace Terms Now Suggested 5y Huns Ametflrdam, July 24.-Germany has made suggestions for a peace conference to the Spanish government, says the Socialist Vorwa'^rts of Berlin. The suggestions are: "First, Germany wants no an-' nexatlcns or indemnities in tho west. , "Second, the jjlSce treatiss witli Russia and Roumania may not be questioned. "ThlrdL-tha principal of sielf-de-termlnation V peoples has not been discussed, but may be set- tled at the peace eonferenoe whrre the fate ofl Balgium also is to be settled. - "Fourth, the Balkan question Is to be settled'around the confer-ence table. - "Fifth, the freedom of tho seas, the dismantling of Gibraltar snd the Suez Canal and the right for Germans to: use coaling stations. "Sixth, tho colonial question Is to be settled on the basis of etatua quo." The Vorwaerts considers this a very reasonable peaco program. MIIBIIIZMIOK OF German Counter-Attack London, July 84.- (Associated Press).-The tradAs union advisory committee has been sommoned by the ministry of muhitlona to a'-oonferenee Thursday to dtscuM the labor troubles I at Coventry and the general .labor situation. Hew far the union offlclals will be able to Influence tM situation is Impossible tb say. According to sareral. reitbrts from Coventry in the morning n�iwsp'aperB, tho strikers not only are defying the government, hut alto the trades union leaders and have overthrown their leaders. Tho number of men involved Is from 9,000 to 12,000, variously reported 25 to SO per cent of Coventry's total of munition workers. - To the series of real or, fancied grievances against -the mlnntryl of munitions and government' offlclals as causes of unrest,, ihust be added, according to',tbe, general testimony, a �tnmg pacifist intrigue. Alexander M. Thompson, a.Socialiat and^isditor of the iClaribh, and who Is k'epttting Uie atrlkei.for the Itaily Mall, writes o( a fierce fanatlclam among the workers. The war faction among the workers quotes a speaker at a nublic meeting as saying: "The more mnaitiabs you make, the longer the war will last." At another meeting a local trades union aetretary. is: reported to>,. have declared: "It is our duty to hold up munitions, bring King George to bis knees and compel\him to make a.decant peace." Such instances, aaya Thompson are many and eadlesa. He adds that the pacifists are untiring In their insidioos propaganda and that there is a group ot them in etery workshop. WeatherBreaks; P%ram Of Stampede Pr?i:eeds; Crowd Expec (Ooirtptvisb oa Fasi 4|: /'.^ (By BaSfer'B Ottawa Agency) London, iTuiyi24.-Connecting with (lie >um6red prohabillty ot a general election in November, interest Is attached to. a. statement made in the iouse by Q. H!. Roberts in effect that tbe petrol' commltfi^e is considering Che issue of licenses to parliamentary candidataB aad agenta. ........ ' . � / ALL ACCI>UNTED FOR. Portland, Malna, July 24.-All tho,M 4n ViaKOIoncaattr flafilno aehjooner, Robert and Rlehard^ . aiiriK by a.Qeffnan aObmarlna off the UNaliio'Coait Monday, have feaon;ae�oun|ii�|>.for today. W. P. ttevenv Hvo tteok com-mlaalenor for AlborU will ba at tlie board of trad* roomsi today and on Thursday. fr�m the houra of 10 to 12 a,m, to mitt with far^ meroi and oxplalii to them the poaalbllltlea of flatting fiad. for their llvoitoek from^tho north country. YOUNliiiF OlEOdFM Ametordanfc jiibf a^i-iAleicia Remanafr, former ^Ir aa^arant to the RuMtan thrano. diad fram axpooure a fa�r ,daya aflar hla fathfr, lha fernior!.iaropar�r, wm oxaottta^ aaya a'dliimteh. ffan" Moaoaw to tlfa BoHIa Lokal Aa- 8T0RM .AT ;4RAilboi4 PAIR Brandon. N�n� July 24i- Oauflkt by a wfisdaMoh tore tanta to ribbenik INM a:8ti�at ralhmy lever houan 4laM ' off lU baaa, torrential ralna |kit an abrupt and to the yroooidlnga for the oeoond day of tha fair at about S.30 laat �light. "U will oaat u* 980,000^ but It will be flood for a million dollara to tbe eeiihtry. Wa are Ktremaly pleaaed.'' Thua epako President R. M. MAtheeon, of the Provinoial Fair Board with refoN once to tho big atorm laat evening. FIQHT INFLUENZA. > Geneva,\ July 84.-The' American Red CrooB haa given ^,000 franca to asilat, in, flghtthd the -pidemie ot tnifluonsa In Swltsor-land. With tile breaking of the-^weather this morning, the prospect!) for a successful finish of the Lethbrldge Amalgamated Fair and Stampede increased 100 per cent, and though the roads were very heavy today, keeplnB many motorists who would have visited the' fair on Sister Cities day from putting In an appearan'ce word from surrounding districts Is that they win be here In force for the three remaining days of the week When the sun broke through the overcast sklisa* this morning, and the atmosphere warmed up, a speeding up process waa: started and by Thursday, which 'is Cltllieas Day, everirthlhg will ho running at high spaed and monsttsr crowds can be .ezpaetsd. Cheering Nevits One cbeering bit ot news reoeii^ by Maniger Mbore this momhiK was^ that Katherino Stin89n, the Wonderful little blrdwoman' was on the traliai speeding towards Lethbrldge with har macbiner-and this assures the bii(g'aat crowd that ever visited the Lethbrldge (air grounds on Saturday. Today the program ia being mn ae-cording to schedule with the exception that the horse races'are shoved one day ahead, so that Saturday thero irlU be a program of aviation, horse raolne. free attractions in front of tho grand stand and tbe finals ot the big atain^ pede that will keep afternoon and evening crowds amused frqm one o'clock tin ton. ,. Big Crowd Thursday "I look to see a monster crowd .on' a MY s Russians Mobilize to Fight Entente Forces, Possibly- Hunger Revolts in Towns CHINA MAY SEND FORCES TO JOIN ENTENTE EXPEDITION Amsterdam, July 24.- Geheral mobllizatlbn of the Russian army began on- July 7, according ttf Moscow advlcea received here. Thursday," said 'Manager Moore to the Herald this inomlng. "So much depends on the -succesK of the fair this year as to whether the amalgama lion will, be proceedfid with in future years tbat I am auro the peoiile of Lethbrldge will turn out in capacity crowds on the holiday, ^ye have no expectation that we will run behind but it we can get a good surplus ahead It will angur-well tor next year. South 'tiewns Enthualaatle ' B. N. Barker of CardBtoin;-^p?aklng in the same str.Bi]j, said he waii'-Bure ;that If tbfr crowds would afcke the fair a snceess this year It would mean that the; amalgamation would continue, "The people of Cardaton want a big Soujbern Alberta fair that is Tepreaentativc of them, and we are in the-way todh it." Ray Khight and ottie^ Raytnond and Magrath directors spok^ In the same strain, so that big crdwds of liothbridge people tomorrow will have a much-to-be-desired effect on the outcome. , The eyenins program tonight, with the midway in full swing and the free attractions in front of the grandstand shpu|d bring out a good crowd. One ot the features of the evening will be the Judging of the Percheron futurity, Qlly and stallion classes, and tb all lovers of good horse flesh this will be a great attraction. On the whole the outlook is distinctly better today, and if Thursday, Friday and Saturday bring out the crowds the fair and stampede warrant there need be no worrying over the receipts. POSTMEN'S SIKE IS OFF PLABH-Ottawa, July 24^lt la believed an agreement haa reaohsd between tho government and the striking postmen. - O---- The Lethbrldge carrlars at the poat offloa will be on atrlka on Thulvday morning. The postal clerks are hoMIng a meeting to deolde upon the action they will take. They will also likely strike. There will b� no mall delivery in the city tomorrow. been THS WBATHfilt High ........... Low^____.;.;.�...�>; FoVseait-Fair andoool,-- 51 20 Toronto, Jnly 24.-Following is the total 6t tho postal employes on strike today: Bortara lOO; transfer men 70 (all on �trlke bnt one); chabttoura 30 (all on atriko but two); letter carriera 600. The 547 postal clerks ore still at work. The local mail situation la as bad as can be. Because of the 70 transfer men being out there are some doien trucks laden with mall bai(a ot tho Union Station with no ono to ptit them on tha ontgohog trains. Ijsoal post office aiitho'ritiea say it la illegal for any one, except sworn-lu poatal employea to touch them. ' ' Threat from Ottawa Deputy Postmaster General Coulter in a measoge from Ottawa this mom ing, informed the striking postmen, that they would have to return to work and, falling that, tho goVernmeqt would use all its power in dealfog with them. The men are showing no evidence of giving in and aro awaiting the result.of their deputiitlou to Otta\va.- J, Archer and H. Dilworth, ropreBen tatlves of the Hamilton Letter Carrior'a Aasoclatloe, on their way back from Ottawa, whore they met Postmaajler General Blondin, aaid they wero promised every consld6f|wn Conftdian soldiers. We visited #very .dfviBlon. either in England or on the cpntlrient and wore proud of them. * "Oh the whole the English people nrafully confident of victory. The results of tbe latest drive will' further heiglitep their spirits, '.'i. , "The food Bltuatloijils not nearly as bad as It is ottou pictured On Allies is Repulsed; Further Gains Are Made Another Successful Day for the Allied Forces Against the Germans-Huns Use 60 Divisions; Loss Since July 15 Has Been 130,000-German Counter Attack Repulsed -Allied Forces Still Hammering at Huri Lines. Washington, JUTy 24.-Presl-denr Wilson haa completed his pronouncement as to the plans of tho United States for participation In the expedition to give military aid to Russia, and It will be made public as soon at Japan's reply to the American proposals has been received.  Over 200 Shot Amsterdam, July 24.-Up to July 19, more than 200 Social ReYolulionlats of tho Lett had been ahof by the Bol-Bhgvikl for participating In the as-aaasinatlon. ot Ambassador Von Mir-bach and 'In tho counter revolution, tho Germ.ajjL charge at Moscow., has been "iufbrmed by Foreign Minister-Tchitcherln^ aaya a. dispatch trom Berftri;'"'" ' ,., ' " .;' Hunger Revolt ' Amsterdam, July. 24.-Soviet troops have definltbly abandoned ,th6 city of Orenburg, capital of the Russian province of the same name, carrying oft all the vailuables they could seize. A new isovornment has been formed under the leadership' of General Dot-off. A hunger revolution has broken out in the cities .Qf.Jaroslav, Rybinsk, LJublh and Ungllt'ch, according to Moscow papers received here. Refuaesto Withdraw. Pekin, Monday, July 21.-(Associated Press:)-General Horvath, the sntl-BolsbevIkl commander In Siberia, hus declined to wltUdrfiw his proclamation of a dictatorship as the allied legations had requested him to do, but appears to have carried out in amicable agreement with Cenoral DIedrichs, commander of the Ciecho-Slovaks and is roinforclns piedrluhs to the extent ot ^ detachment ot Kalmykoffa Cossacks with artillery. Horvath has received deputies ot the consuls at Vladivostok and ot the Cteeho National council and agreed to facilitate tho Importation of food-stuftB from MandJurla. China- WIII;RB^Iclpate. London, July 24.-According to the Daily' Mail the Tien Tsin correspondent said last Friday that China wiU participate in the Intervention in Siberia. The correspondent says that this decision was taken on July' 18 by cabinet otfTcials. Avert Civil War, London, July 24.-An undated dispatch from Vladivostok received hero says the provisional government eub-mitted to the alllaa July 15 a request for joint military action. * 'There Is every hope," the dispatch (idds, whlcli was sent by Reu-tor's correspondent, '-that tho situation created by the movement of General Horvath, the antl-BoUhevlkl leader, wiUbe liquidated and the danger of civil war averted./ The attitude of the allies will dominate the situation in Eastorn Siberia, tho status ot the provisional- government will bo liable to modiCfcatlon unletea communloD.-tlona are qulckljr opened. "Two tlipuaahd German Magyars and a thousand Red Guards opposing the Czechs are 'gtrdngly ontronchod on the'UssuH, ,>vhlle'a further �1500 prlfloners and 8000 .'Bolshevlkl, with 43 guns are fcrtlfylng the positions south of Khabarovsk." ANOTlmVY wm mm Another heavy rain fell over the divlaion last night In many placet rain foiling, steadily most of the night. The 'lato cropa will get -a splendid' Impetus, and the feed situation-Is helped tremendously. "Nearly every point In the div.ltion reports, rain within the paat diiy or two. On Saturday, too, ssVerat points got rain. Skiff . had,a heavy/a|n. Saturday, aa did i alip barbna dlitrlct. London, July 24.-According to careful estimates vi/arrantlng acceptance, says Reuter's correspondent at the French front, the Germans have employed between sixty and seventy divisions slnco July 15, and have lost 180,000 mtn killed, wounded and prisoners. STILL HAMMERING With the American Army On The Alane-Marne Front, July 24, - (7.30 a. m.)-(By Associated Press)-The Fi-ench and the Brit: Ish and Americans are atlli hammering the flanks of tho Crown  Prince's .Trmy. The enemy is known to have brought up fresh 'support forces at some points, but the- allies report the situation as favorable. BRITISH RAIDS London, July 24.-Raids were carried out by the British troops last night in the region south of Bucquoy and northwest of Albert, says today's War Office report. A few prisoners' were t^ken. A/German raid on the British lines northeast of Bethu'ne. on the Flanders front, was repulsed. COUNTER ATTACK � -Paris, July 24.-The Garmana last night iellvered a eountar at; tack upon the allied lines in. the vicinity of Vrlgny," five wl.lea southwest of Rhelms. The War Office announced today that the attack had been repulsed., There was great activity by the artillery during the night along the front between the Alane'and the M.irne and northeast toward Rh'elms. The text of the statemant follows; "'The night waa marked bl) great artillery activity between the Marne and the >^lsne in the Courton and Roi Woods, in the Rhemis sector. "At 9 o'clock last night tha Germans launched a' counter attack wast of Rhelms'In tha region of Vrigny. French troops broke all assaults and held their positions Intact. "There are no events of impart-anee to report from the rest of the front." CONTINUE PURSUIT Washington, July 24.-Dentin-ued.pursuit ef the retreating enemy south of the 'ftlv^r Ourcq Is reported in General Pershing's communication tor ''yesterday received today at the War Department. The capture/of poaltlons north of the Marna also ia reported. WERE SMOTHERED With the American ' Arniy In France, July 24,--ln one of the four German tanks captur�d by Franco-American troops fighting aouth of Solssona, shrapnel had set off Q gasoline reservoir and the Germaa crew had been smothered, The other three tanks soon will be in action against thalr former owners. 1&0O Prisoners With tho American Army in France, July 24.-Tuesday waa another successful day for the allies along the entire active battle front. The bag of prisoners captured by the French northwest ot Mont DIdter numbered more than 1?00. The victory wuB gained with very slight losiies. Further southward on the northern side of tho Marne American .and ' French troops met several strong � German attacks to which they responded with vlgotoUB counter at- , tacks as a result of which the allied line was again advanced. The Americans made their gains In heavy fighting in the vicinity ot the Barblllon Woods. On the eastern side of the salient the British and French advanced an average of one kilometre. Britiah Have 1100 Tha British increased the nuniber  of prisoners taken in three days to 1100 by capturing 300. Approximately  180,000 dead, wounded and prisoners , have been lost by the Germans slnco July 15. Fierce Fighting London, July 24.-There was fierca fighting Tuesday between the Americans and the Germans along tho crests north east ot Chateau-Thierry, sayp' a '. dispatch from Reuter's correspondent-at the French front, in the morning the enomx. re-took Epieds, and tha hamlet ot Trugny, o mille to.the south. The-Americans counter attacked add' re-antete4. Trugny .^nA continued to press ()a�kth^ Oei'mans, who stllfhetd' Epieds when the dispatch was filed.j  ' in the.region between Mont St. iferac ahd)*n stopped. Several other torpedoes were fired, but only on* �f the mlaaile* waa sffectiva. Had Carried U.S. Troops. 4 New York, July 24.-The JustlcU reported sunk apparently sopiewbe/^ off the coast of Ireland, waa returning to an American port after delivering u large contingent of American tropw^ \ it was learned here. The Juittoia had troop carrying capacity of' between^,' 7000 and 8000 men'. Hsr'cfaw'nua^ v' bered about 500. A. 15 668406 ;