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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBFUDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY. AUGUST 3.1920 THIRD PARTY ISCLEARIpIN MURDERCASE Straight Verdict of Murder and Suicide in Waterson Crime- Party Mentioned in WaterWs Last Letter Gives bvi- dence Showing His Connection Innocent-Jlad Been in Company of Dead Man Last Week and Domestic Troubles Not Men- of Shooting Told By Sister-in-Law Who WasEye-Witaess quest were rushed so that she might rjtu nr leaving at US HERALD'S WEBIKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 15. Crow's Nest Westbound Daf Train Held Up; Conductor and Passengers Are Robbed t carry her to the Smith was so -Hysterical with grief. -Mrs. rreu "-'nnnnrhTntty of leavini emitli sister-in-law of the murdered, have an opportunity Wrs. James Gurflclrt Watersou, had to early a be supported. Ur Ihe witness stand all tier turn into the murder and suicide Smith. Had Jo al bf her relatives, hold yesterday after j wil.iess box. Booirin the city police court room hy j broken up inai. 'Coroner Humphries. -She told tho j rally-forced first story made .public of what liap-i she r hus. pened In Suite C of the Klrkham niock hose arou id near. Saturday afternoon just before James band and Delect" e Garfleld Waterson killed his wife and 'turned his gun on liimselt. Wheat harvest ia under way in uutuber of places in the eastern por- lioii ot Southern Alberta, according to reports received by the Herald, and there is every indication that .the yield will be quite what has been ei- pected. Since the fourteenth weekly-crop report issued a week ago when it was stated that the wheat har- vest iu the district served from L.etn, bridge in a railway way, would 2' 000 000 bushels, thera has been no reason to change Rs- ports are that yields will be somewhat more than expected in many points. The coarse grains'are'harder to esti- mate, tmt that they will brine the total crop of the division up another 10 000 000 bushels is indicated by care- fuily 'compiled statistics gathered by thK ITerald; This will bring the total crop for the district up to n coin- unuu uuu missioned to tell the court an- was called to the Told Him to Leave fitness'stand-Mrs. Smilh was crying be wacU-io'ruH'grains.- Shipments may not vail help grea and' then I quite reach this mark as, following years when practically no, grain shipped. Ihero is hound lo be will U only the thresher can tell, There, will o! 40-bnahel and that._tt hard to estimate. Taber aofl the district from Ciaresliolm north to High 'fltver come neittfu point of excel- fence. STthe Raymond to Foremost country rnni if a race. The end ot from Bow Wand and Etzikoa east, hive not re- ceived so much rein recently as other and thfl average yield will b" considerably, lower From ten to 25 bushels of Twheat will be the yield of, the average Some Hall A hail storii-ot considerable pro- portions struck'-the N'obletord-Car- mangay district on Friday night, do- ing damage trbiri 10 to 60 per cent. over a fairly .large area. However over bait an, inch'ot rain fell with the storm over a ranch wider area which f Cool Piece of Work by Three Men, Believed to Be Sheep- Known to Tickets Here For Crow's Sam Jones Loses Cash and Not Go Near Express or Mail POLICE ON JOB WISHES HOUR AFTER ROBBERY REPORTED-ROBBERS DIDNT STOP TRAIN BURIES CARUSO CANARY WITH 15-P1ECE BAND aloud, and tho proceedings tlie in- Negroes of World ipj T1 WI Strikeipr AfricanFreedom Jlarcus Gafvey Tells New York Negro Audience That Four Hundred Million Will Rise I want to NEW Franco, YORK, Belgium, Italy and every thing lo Mrs. did he say2 1 i speak .to you." did she reply: Moose-, you know what .liVoA has told you." He replied, Lor retta this Is absolutely the last time Sho turned to me and said, Jesse, this is your house; order htm out I said, "Moose, you-know what Fred said about keeping away from AY'lhis juncture'Ihe shooting com meiiced. Waterso.i held his rav.olrer lo his wife's left shoulder and then two shots wore fired. Mrs. Smith icavy hold-over, especially of the lead grains. Many fanners will also hole! AYO years' wheat Bced. Some Comparisons Previous big years were. 1915, when 39100000 bushels of-all grains were shipped; 1916, when shipments reach- ed bushels, and 1917, .when the total was The. 1920 harvest therefore will be considerably larger, about fifty per cent., than the 1317, and about the same as 1916. Vulcan and Coaldale districts vie with each other iu general excellence the and what the total In filling the grain. Orion had. a good rain which will helpithe crops there. A good genera! rahi now over the i annrpHatfitJ whole district" would he appreciated as there ia somewhat of a tendency for the grain to'-ripen -in too rapidly. However, is being done, though the yield; would be Increased by a general raiu. Harvest Will Be Early Cousiderable.-.scEtlered cutting will be done this Week in llio eastern end ot the district. ".Cutting.will-be gen- eral by the 13th ot the month, one ot the earliestharvests in the history.of. the soiilh. Three unmasked men, foreigners, armed, held up the train crew of Num- ber 63 shortly after five o'clock yester- day afternoon between Coleman and Crow's Nest, robbed Conductor Sam Jones and .some passengers and made their getaway. They jumped the train on the fly. at Sentlnal. a switch between Coleman ands Crowds Isest, and now members of the R.C.MP. and A.P.P. are scouring the country for them. One shot TSS thi despera- does in the smoker of the day coach, and one after they jumped.the train. No one was. This was no.ordinary train robbery in the manner in which it was car- ried out. 'Although any one of the men might -have walked out of a blood and thunder motion .picture of the "wild they did not follow Page Four the dime novel-laws regarding tram jrnftc ivui., ___ InirinvonipnPG "pre- d tho for assistance other white nation' that has cniptea'any-r-ortiou of.- the African "to be summarily .order- ed fo "get out of here" declared Mar- cils presldDnt-geneiaV of the) .L'niv.ersul Aaso- claUon.'in'an'adtlfess- at' Madison Siiuaro Garden opening'of the first international con- vention Garrey. predicted that Asia would m 'undertake t.ho bloodiest war of Warsaw to Capture M the ruslifia out-oi tuu luuui Snfl as. she was leaving, she testified, she heard-more, siiots. Straight Verdicts The jury returned- straight verdicts of murder ;and suicide without ex- pressing any opinions .15 to Banily or interference, by- ,a; party. The letter referred; s Her- IIIB UllUtt 11UTC1 robberies. They did not Inconvenience the engineer ,by forcing him to stop his train. The movement of the train was not interfered with'at all. Another point in -which they dilter- ed from'the juvenile's conception ot such affairs was that they were not masked. One of them bought three tickets for Crow's Nest from James iordon, ticket agent at Lethbridge, mingled with the passengers in one f the day coaches until they passed lelUiT 1UIULI elk' 1" .J V 7 aid -'which Corbheft Humphries refus- ed to in nke: public, although ha ac- cepted' it as mentioned Richard Richmond's name, but the story he told' freed himself In Soviet Forces Making Desperate Effort Capitel Before Armistice Ar- rnisUce Emissaries Sent Back to Wawaw to Se- cure Mandate to Make Peace Before Armistice Terms Are Considered. the Mum' UUUBH.II.C -sory all times to match its strength andjmlnds 0[ the jtirymeh of any cpnnec- dvilization i against that of Europe, ami in predicting this war, declared he saw initt the opportunity-for the negro lo 'strike for .his heritage. The message of pence brought from the conference si President Wilson. Lloyd'George and Premier C'lemimcenu meant nothing, he said, "for Ihc liandwritins on the wall IIll 11U t> Wl J lion Yfllh the. cause of the murder. Bought Gun at Noon Evidence was brought out to show that Waterson purchased'his police positive revolver, at the. Consumers Hardware store Before" 12 o'clock Sat- urday morning nnd also that ho did not have a permit. According lo a chapter of the Criminal Code, sub pointed lo tlie big war of Asia against to Humphries by Eurono." (B. Hogg, it is necessary for a man to Referring to the European war as a lo purchase a luiving been waged to maintain free- nr arms that can be hidden. Thi dom ilemocracy and justice, Clarvcy manager of' the. hardware compani s-altl two million ucgroes took part] explalnea Uiat he understood lha in It. i was not necessary when tho war meas "Hocaiisa'wo uiil not get Ih-jt "e-iurcii nu'nrearuis had been lifted, mocracy. freedom ami justice its a rcsvill of that he continued, "we shall organize four hundred million BREST-L1TOVSK TAKEN: LONDON, Aug. Russians occupied 'Brest-LUovsk, Aujust 1, it Is announced in Monday's offi- cial statement from Moscow, re- ceived today. Further progress of the soviet troops toward Warsaw on the road from Blalystok Is rt- ported In the'communlquu. would .request their -which 'negroes throughout the world and flaunt Ihc hanner of on lha continent of Africa." Kgypl. India tind Irclanir.iirc strifiing for freedom, he declared, and negroes will do tho At tlic. ontscl of the. inquest Cor oner Hjmph'rics' told JIrv Hogs and K. c: JlcKeinic, who'appeared on be- half of relatives in'the case, thnt he oleman and then they limbered their rtillery and filled their pockets. Sam Jones Was Victim Sam Jones, conductor, of Cardslon a well known on this division. They made him hand over all his cash and even 'relieved him watch and Were Holidaying Here The three men had been staying in I.ctutjridge for some time. They had been re-gistered at tho Paris hotel, the notice believe, for several days and checked out :it noon yesterday. All branches of tho police department in Lethhridge believe the .three men who checked out at the Paris hotel, who bear descriptions well known to them, are the men who committed the crime.. They arc Known as Russian sheepherders. Description of Holdup Men Two ot these men were wearing large cowboy hats and were clean shaven. A third was decorated with, a large black moustache and was all. in appearance, that a movie had man should be. He wore a brown checker- ed suit. Olio of the men was dress- ed Iu khaki and wore long black boots, laced from toe to knee. One wore a black suit. Known Around Here Only one man, about six feel in height, purchased, the three tickets. The other two were noticed hanging around baggage.on the station pint- form before the train pulled out at ono ten in the According to reports sent In to Sir Mackintosh (he men did not cause any particular commotion before Coleman was pass ed. Then they started their collec NEWARK, NJ, Aug. scripturalastmranee that rows shall not fall-unnoticed was given tangible application to a pet canary bird today. the choked to death a watermelon and grief stricken was his .owner, Emido Hussomanno, a 65-year- old cobbler, that friends eoa- lributed-J200 for a runeral, !fi- eluding a hearse, flva mourn- coaches, aud-La 15-piece band; "Ho sang sweet Ilka sobbed the cob bier as the .little plush-lined caskei, sii by twelve inches, was lowered Into the graYe. plans to erect .a. monument later. o ilitary Courts Will Administer :f Law in Wand Terms of New Irish Bill Will Be Exclud- ed From'New Law tions. At least one ot tbeiii .'hfls been around this country for Some years The man wearing the high boots ha been connected, .with rounduos. fo seasons. During their receu stay in J.ethbrldge. they specialized i ev chain.-- What amount the robbers pro- cured from. Conductor Jones and the lassenge'rs" is 'nofknown, according N..Y. FUNDS NBW VOI1K, Aug. ex- change wuak. dcmaud SS.dT; cables Canadian dollars SS'ji. IllllL Ul I U1HI.I1 UO 111 would not allow any washing of dirty linen. Mr. Hogg represented Mr. G. Caughey, of Calgary, brolher-in- law to Mr. and Mr. JicKen- ?.ie was.there In the Uilerest of the characters of tho parenlless chil- dren. Ordered Waterson Out Fre'd Smith told of ordering Walcr- (Conlluued on Page Four.) Locklear Crashes ToHii Death Noted Stunt Aviator Js Killed LOS ANGELES, Aug. Ormer Locklear, noted, "stunt" aviator, and Lieut. Milton Elliott, hla aide, wore killed tonight when their p'sne crashed from 3, distance of feet. Lcckiear, who had ga'nel) sobriquet "dare cf his many thrilling stunts In the air, was engaged with Lieut. El- liott !n performing a teas for a moving picture concern. The accl- .dent occurred In the midst of jhuge oil tanks In the La Brea foil iield near here. When feet high hs was given a signal by the motion pic- ture director and started Into a nose battery U search lights was playing on V'D machine and flrtworks were ifslng set of from the plane by Elliott When he had dropped to wlthfn 200 feet of the earth Cockleai-wss Advices-today indicate the situ- ation in Poland from the Polish-al- lied standpoint 13 approaching a .crisis. i The Polish delegation which went to Baranovichi to negotiate an armistice not only failed to ob- tain terms from the Russians, but was sent back to Warsaw by the soviet authorities, who demanded that the'emissaries obtain a man- date to take up peace negotiations. This will delay even the begin- ning of the armistice negotiations tomorrow at the earliest. Meanwhile the resistance of the Polish army, which had apparent- ly been stiffening, has again re- laxed under the tremendous pres- sure of the Bolshevik armies. Warsaw, from which the Rus- sians are now only sixty miles distant, teems critically menaced, If not doomed to capture. Coincident wilh the serious military developments comes an announcement from Moscow that the soviet government has been set up in the portions of Poland which the Bolshevik haW over- run. Warsaw Pcrlurbed WARSAW, Aug. 2. (Associated News ot tlie progresr. o! tho rmlslice negotiations between Polish nd Russian Bolshevik representatives uwallcd impatiently by oday but al six o'clock this evening fflcials said no reports! hnd been re- elved. In the meantime, ropffrtg roin the front were not as encoufag ng as witfbe returned afterward if indtvii uals required them. said that the. indication that few, if any, Americans would remain, although some- natural- ized citizens might desire to iftay m Warsaw. .Soviets In Captured Poland 1X5NBOX. Aug. provisional soviet has been formed in the parts ot Poland that have been occupied by soviet troops, according to a wireless message received here from Moscow today. Julien Maakicvsky Is chairman of the newly-formed body, adds the oia- 1 The new soviet has issued a manl- feslo the the laborers of Poland, ex- horting them to rise "against Pllsud- ski's bourgeoisie land owner govern- The manifesto declares that a stable peace between Russia and I'o land is only possible through Soviets ot Ihe workers. Breat-Lltovsk Falls WARSAW, Aug. Associated the last grea fortress guarding Warsaw' from the east, has apparently fallen'before a tremendous assault by tho Russian ceived by Mr. MaoKInto'sh at the time writing. room entertainment and; one :lhe trio wanted to get" a permit from the police to a "revolver.! ,ge'rs is not'known, according ,lre wclj. acquainted'-tfith'-'lfie.! to C. D.'MocKintcsh, superintendent, -ltn. uow according ol the southern Alberta division. No as they spent the details beens re- shee'p. Police Scour Country .Superintendent Pannefatlier has made elalbqrale plans to scour .the country for them. Mounted Police- men are on the job from Macleod, Corbin, Michel, lilairmore, Fernie and Coleman and from Lethbridge. vent to the district on'horse, by train and by motor car. Police officials were -notified of the loldup within twenty minutes ol its occurrence and in another five- min- utes policemen were on the trail. Mall'and Express Safe The engineer on the train did not know anything about the holdup until the men hiid got away. The mail, ex- press and baggage cars werft not touched. WHEAT UP 15 CENTS to 'as iai low, plans out. He was tcb low, how ever, and crashed to jhe earth. Mnnv lor-al peoplo witnessed I.ocklear do his rtawrtcvll of f-hangV from Plau' toplam! mld-alr at the t tho Cglonial rpcpnlly, la.'-'Thq pT.ont Air ng a thoy had been for several a'ys and many foreigners continued o prepare to leave tho city In tho ,vent of itn Imminent capturo by the ovlct armies. Worrt was passed omong the AtnSri cans here, upon advice from Wash ngton, that those desiring to remain n so at tho I r own risk. It was said the authorities Bolshevik. Xorth ot lhat place, soviet forces have smashed, their way for- ward in their drive westward to a point only Bixly miles east of this citv Over a front of 120 miles, Polish ar- mies are being pounded- to pieces be Ore the rush of Bolshevik which are being hurled into the battle n a desperate attempt to capture Warsaw before the conclusion of Ihe armistlc conference at Kobryn. Rein !orcemcnls aro everywhere beitig hur rled to the front by the Russians lo complete the defeat of tho Poles bo fo_re hosliiitle.1 nre halted. An offi clal statement Issued last iilgii showed Ihe soviet armies reache a line running- from Koasakl to Cle- cuanowlcz, which.Is only sixty miles from this'cily with which It Is con- Aug.-3. Wheat made a steep advance in price to- day as a result of Increased spec- ulative buying, simulated by Eu- ropean war talk'. Mn a little more than'a single "hour an .-extreme upward swing of 15 cents, a bush- el had taken place, March dellv-. ery touching .2.30 as against 2.15 at yesterday's finish. Later the market jumped still high cr and before'mid-day 'had scorci 16H cents gain, December delivery reaching a top .level of 2.28ft, com pared with yesterday's close. Then a setback of more than 6 cents ensued. Something like old limo spirit, was shown In the pit, withUransactions at a much livelier rale than has been he rule since business in future do- iveries was resumed. The number of brokers participating, however, wns yet numbered only in dozens, and not n hundreds. LONDON, A'ug. of crown tribunals in Ireland will be taken over; j by court martial even to the extent J of settling civil disputes infliction of j fines and the binding of accused-per- sons ovet to keep the peace uatier j- the terms of the new Irish bill which .i was made public this morning 5 Militar> courts also will taKe over fj the ditties oi coroners jnd will Sj ILiVponei'tv decide cases without el jury, in trials for crimes puuishabli- J by'death, however, one person vho need not be an officer shall sit as one of the liidges Ho must be appointed 7, hy the viceroy troni a list approved bv the lord chancellor ot Ireland.or the lord chief justice of England. The courts will be given the power to compel -ivltnessei to attend heannga and enforce orders for the presenta lion of doi-uments 1'eraons convicted s hy them may be Imprisoned in part of Croat Brit-in The bill makes provision toi Vhc jj Mciudins of Ulster from tho j of the law b> stipulating that It ahalK be effective tn the whole or ans part of Ireland. Raiders Stop Train DUBUN, Aug. mail train run- ning between and Athlono was stopped bv raiders Monday nignt ,1ml all mail matter and parcels were tar rled off. Later Details (Continued on Pago tj. BAR SILVER MEW YORK. Aug. silver, domestic 89Vjl foreign Minister of Interior Will See Lethbridge Northern Project .Wednesday, Premier Thurs. to Edmoniop ivhrre he will confer.with Premier Stewart on polIcX Sir Thomas White Will Resign Seat in Commons TORONTO, Aug. Thorns White, former minister of finnnce. iin noimced'hero this morning that ho would next autumn resign from his seat tu tho commonn. a? member for Leeds, Ontario, as his dullei on tho arbitration hoard dealing with the. ac- quisition of tho Grand Trunk by tho dominion government would prevent fulfilment of his dulles to hln consli- literals. Sir Thomas raid he would shortly address the peoplo of Leeds to thnt effect. He was recently elected as a vice- president of tho Canadian Dank ot Commerce. TWO MORE LOCKUEARS DIE OTTAWA, Aug. broth- er's, Daniel Lockyear, agett 75, and Herman Lockyear, aged 76, died within a few hours of each other here yesterday. Both deaths wefe due to heart trouble. two brothers came over from England together and lived in this cily for forty years. Man Hunt Still On Mounted and provincial men are still searching the Crows Nest coun- ry for Ihc three bandits who held up Number 63 in so spectacular stylo reKterday. No word concerning the whereabouts of Ihe men was received in Lethbridge Ibis morning hut a num- ber of first hand accounts of the af- fair lo light. The Irain carries a number of Lethbridge citizens. It is considered that the bandits did not get more than 5500. Shot at Sam Jones Full ot the three men were very careless with, their revolvers. Bcs'idRS answering a charge of hold- ing up a train one of the men will also have to face a charge of shoot- ing with Intent to kill. Conductor Does Premier's Tolerance Speech Presage Quebec Representation in Cabinet? OTTAWV Aug Canadian appeal made bj tno prime'mtuisler in his address at Port age U P'airle yesterday has aroused considerable comment in political clr j infarimt tR attach erie clos In interest is attich cd 'to his plea for a belter understand ing, between English Canadians and French-Canadians Docs the plei, It is asked the likelihood ot attempls-to sScurej T'rench speaking representation in the cabinet' At the pr6sent time thero ia no French Canadian member ot the house who has a seat in the Humor has on occasions connected' the name of Hoir E.-..L- umuu m nu- Y Sam loncs had a miraculous escape Patenaudc, a former member ot tue from ilcatli. Only a few fcelaway liordcu governroeiit, with pos, J .I (Continued on I'age Five.) I slliihtfcs. Canadian Freight Rates Hearing Won't be Postponea; Stiff Fight Is Expected FAMOUS AVIATOR HURT DAYTON, Aug. R. W. Schrooder, holder of the world's alti- tude record; was Injured about the hcai" lust hignt whe.n the' fast racing plane wjflih '.tic. was testing ctaahecl Info an 'automobile near tho hangars at Iho Wilbur Wright flying field here. OTTAWA. Aug. 3. (Canadian has been talk of postponement of the'opening hear- ing before .the railway board .0! -.the application of :i.he Canadian raliwavs (or a 30 per cent, increase in rates, the expectation at tho railway com- mission offices today Is that the case will be proceeded on Tuesday, August 10 H is thoiight that the hearing will proceed, it least until the rail ways have put tn their.side ot the case, when an adjournment may thei be taken It tho manufacturers and other bodies opposing the application are not ready to go on. Present indications arc that the in torests opposed increase.In ratrj are preparing to put. up a stiff figh and the hCArlng is likely to bd some- what prolonged. Some objection have been taken to the board's clar o confine the inquiry to Ottawa nsors b> western boards o racle, who aro asking that some sit ings should be held In the pralrl1 jrovlncei In addition to the general frdigh ncreaae- Ihe board will this autum' tear tho application of 'thO'.expfea companies for 40 per cent, increase i oipress rates The first nearinz i connection with this application VI bo hell in Toronto on September 2 The general Increase In rallws rates to becotno effective in tho U: lied States Ibis month will undoubte ly tave coni'derablo Influence c the Canadian rates situation, but tl C'anadian commiisloners are relral ing from (omtnerit o i the developing across the border, _ v I ,2 ;