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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XIII. LETHBB1DGE, ALBERTA, AUGUST 4, 1920 NUMBER BOLSHEVIK DRIVE GAINS FORjEE; WARSAW MUST BE EVACOATED Last Hope of Poles Gone When Soviets Force River Government May Be Moved to Russians Delay Amislice President Hanna Intimates As Much At .Winnipeg After Tour of West AMALGAMATION FOK THE TIME BEING WINNIPEG, Aug. he expected. A.''E. Warren, present general manager of the Canadian National western lines, would be placed In" charge of.the coordin- ated Canadian National railway and Grand Trunk Pacific railway systems In western Canada, was the announcement made yesterday by D. B. Hanna, president of the Canadian National railway, on his return from the west. Speaking on the plan for amal- gamation of the Canadian Nation- al and the' Grand Trunk Pacific, Mr. Hanna said that for the time being will be limited to the co-ordination of operation with a view.V) economizing where possibtq. LONDON, Aug. British government is Irritated oysr what it believes ts soviet Russia's equiv- ocation over the British sugges- tion that the Russians halt at the armistice line of demarcation In Poland and begin peace tyfMUa- tlons. It has, dispatched note to the soviet government de- manding a "yes" as to whether that tends to listen to the SIX YEARS SINCE WAR DECLARED Wheat Does Tumble and Come-Back CHICAGO, Aug. gen- eral selling: brought about a.sen- sational smash In wheat prices to- day. The'mark'et to'13 conts lower with December 2.1S to 2.21. Most bf.the selling was said .toj.come from country holders an- xious.to turn their wheat into cash.' In a-few minutes, however, the rnarket'rebounded as much as 1'1 cents tn some cases. For tho 'first time since trading in futures was resumed, the pit was fill- ed with traders. Husiness was on a big scale.' The rush to sell was appar- I entiy based largely on unfavorable fln- jan'cial reports, especially'from the I Bouthwest. There has been a severe fresh break sterling and, con- trary to expectations, the British Koyal j t'ommisslou was still absent from tho export market. F.rench and British experts: at Warsaw telegraphed. kALUst night stal- ing that .WaffiWiimust.be evac- uated within three days. The Polish expeftstreport that the Polish army Which was Warsaw's last-linenof" defense, retreated so precipitate- ly that they did not destroy the bridges behind them. Didn't Destroy Bridges PARIS, Aug. wilt have to be evacuated within two or three days. In the oyiiilon of the French anil British military experts there, and the government" is expected to be moved within that period, probably to Cracow. The report of the members of the military telegraphed here last declared'tbat the Polish army along tho river Bug hail retreat- ed BO precipitately that it did not even destroy the: bridges behind it. This river was Warsaw's last line of defense. A special Russian cavalry corps, the military men reported, was driv- -ing southwest along the border of the AHenstein district; and had yesterday reached a point thirty-miles from Mlawa, thirty-one miles northwest of Warsaw- cm.the only direct railroad to Danzig from the Polish capital. These cavalrymen- were Bald to be M3k River Farmer Killed en Monday: ago tonight Leth- bridge was in au uproar. was at midnight; 6n AugusM, 1914. that Great J'Htalu declsr- ed on Ourmanj As a re- suit of the conflagration then started there'.are wars still raging moat import- ant being lhat between Soviet Russia and Poland f. headed through Dlawa inlo tho Polish riirrldor to the Baltic, nearby, and thence into Pomerania. Poles Demoralized The experts reporled that the Pol- ish forces were demoralized on the whole northern and central fronts and were falling back. The military jneu said they had virtually abandoned hope of the Voles making a stand iiorf. Soviets Delay Armistice j The Polish armistice. delegates turned to Warsaw Tuesday night, and] the Polish gove'ru'ment has litUe'bopoi of the speedy arranging of an armls- :lcc. The'members of the allied.mis- sion are convinced that the soviel'gOT- ernment 'does nol intend to negotiate armistice, they reporled, and de- clared their belief that the Russians had set the next meeting ot the nego- tiators for today at Minsk, knov.'i-s] that it'would be impossible for the Poles to arrive at tbat time, making preteit for further delay. The Polish government, it Is learn; ed, Is undecided us to wlfether it wilf send emissaries to Mliisk. The experts said Ihelr g cerri was Ihe imminent Warsaw's direct i Danzig, upon which Poli ent for military supplies. Lord D'Ahernon, the British ambas- sador to Germany, a member of the Hritish mission to Pqland, has return- ed to Warsaw Danzig. i rpniV Britain Anxious lo a "made public in Nev, LONDON. Aug. cf York CltT D. on armistice negotiations between 09 Jie vigorously de "Mr Hughes "Demonstrations in the United Premier Hughes Answers Mannix Australian Prime Says Archbishop Has Stirred Up Bigolry IB That Country MELBOURNE, -Australia, Aug. A.' of Australia, speaking here, -attacked Archbishop Darnel J. Mannii, who fa now on his way'from Ihe tjnitert States to the British. been noti- fied he would" bt'barred from Ireland Weekly Half Holiday is Quite The Thing With Ont. Farmers TORONTO, Aug. accession of the United Farmers of Ontario government to power apparently foreshadowed a -new era of prosperity and leisure to the farmer in Ontario. If certain definite predictions can be accepted as a criterion, the farmer and the businessman will In the future, as far as privileges are concerned, be ditterent In name only. The weekly half holiday acknowledged by city firms as a prime necessity, but which till lately was frowned upon by followers of the pastoral pursuits, Is now becoming recognized as "not a necessary but a practical health requirement. Investigations recently matie In various centers of Ontario bear out the fact that the farmer Is taking his half holiday reg- ularly.. No fixed dale has beep. but Wednesday and Saturday generally find the "agricultural folk enjoying themselves at picnics and elsewhere to the best advantage. Most of them have their ball teams and not a few have their lacrosse and soccer teams also. With these attractions and the regular United Farmers of Ontario meetings It is not difficult to account for their change of heart. jThaf. is What Canadian Roads Arc Asking According to Manufacturers HAVE TRAIN HOLDUP BANDITS MADE ESCAPE ACROSS THE BORDER? Thirty-Six ;Hour Chase by Po- lice Posses IJas Been Fruitless POLICE SECURE GOOD DESCRIPTION FROM PALS und and soviet Russia is viewed here, as creating a difficult and anxious sit-! uation which is likely to involve (norubiB to Man abandonment ot the proposed confer- 1 nii sald Mr were care ence here between representatives of slige-managed in a manner simi the allies, Poland, the Russian Bolshe- la' )0 (hat purBUen arranged vik and the Russian border states for jn and the people who ac- the settlement of tho Polish hlln Sinn pcimiI.Bi i possiblj leaveneil with the Bolshevik, London newspapers, take widely fanatics. Archbishou vergent volws regarding the Bolshe- Uiaunbc does-not 'represent 'Australia vik attitude in demandini! nesotiations or Irish; .or any other ciueslion, for peace coincident with the arrange- aild 1S ,hc aoknovviedged Sinn Fein meut of an armistice. Some declare !n country" the action ot the soviet government is. perfectly -reasoTiobte, iS .'New York is a Fine Place For a Murder; 52 Since January 1 NEW .YORK, Aug, murders have been committed in New York City iturlng the seven mo.nths sincft January 1. setting a homicide record unparalleled In many previous years, it was stat- ed at the district attorney's of- fice. In-the six convictions returned in these cases, none has been for murder in the first degree. In sixteen of tho 52 murders no ar- rests have teen made. Mr. Merton Was Unhitching Team, Colt Became Unman- ageable, Wagon Passed Over Him ,le Australia cop, while others indignantly denounce: it Australia was freer from see- as evidence ot a determination to al- j bitterness than aifj country in low the Bolshevik armies to reach lue world. Spurred by boundless per- Warsaw and tliere diclate terms cquiv- sonal ambitioll hatred for Great alent lo a complete surrender of tneii3j.itainj Archbishop Mannii has fanned (From Our Own Correspondent) MILK RIVER, Aug. Merton, a farmer living about'flve miles east of the town, mst with a fatal accident on 'night. While, unhitching his horses, one them, being a colt, became frightened, Mr. Merton down, and the wagon passed over him, killing him instantly. Mr. Merton came from England and has resided here for several years. He leaves a widow and several children, Who have the sympathy of the surrounding com- munity. Poles and the enforcement upon them of a soviet form of government. In the latter quarters it is said one the dying embers of'religious bigotry into a fierce blaze, gathering around him even' fanatic alien and Sinn Fein- ot the soviet armistice conditions ju the country. He .worked inces- Ihat Ihe Poles must disarm, giving BanUy dnrin6 tho war to prevent re- guarantees they would not receive military aid from the allies and under- ake not to renew.aggression against Russia. Many Leaving Warsaw WARSAW, Aug. trains for Vienna, Poseu and Danzig are crowded and seat reservations are Eire Chiefs Hold Annual Convention at St. Thomas JAPS INCREASE KOREA GARRISON TOKIO, Aug. will in- crease her garrison forces In Korea by 4SOO men, owing 16 the unsettled conditions, it was, announced hero to i tlay. '____________ '.BRITISH MERCHANT TONNAGE NEARLY BACK TO PRE-WAR STANDARD LONDON; Aug. a loss of nearly Ions of merchant shipping during the war, CJreat Brit- ain's commercial tonnage is now about 20.500.000, almost ctfual to the pre-war tonnage, of Of the present merchant fleet tons are former German ships. A number of new shipping companies, both largo and small, have been registered In the last few months. ST. THOMAS, Ont., Aug. 4.- conveutlon of the Dominion -Tho Fire Chiefs, which began here yesterday, was addressed by Mayor Drinkmon and President 'V.' Horlon of Ino local ioard-of (ratio- and. their welcoming (Continued on Page TABER CROPS ARE BEGINNING TO TURN crultlng and helped-the enemy, work- ing great harm to Australia." Referring to taxes include luxury, sales, and manufacturers' tax, and while it Is Impossible to. give exact figures on the actual amount of luxury tax, it Is safe to say that already several millions have been added to the country's income as a re- sult of Sir Henry prayton's 1920 budget, Collections from all sources of the inland revenue branchy for July amounted to as compared with lor the corresponding month last year, or an Increase of which is'more than 100 per, cent. In- crease. On tht cxeiso side Ihe .amount collected last month totalled as compared for the same month last year. is another abnormal which reflects the year's legislation, i effect tht At ;