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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 5J' VOLUME -LGTHBMDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1920 NUMBER 203 Fourth Victim In Still At Large Akroff Is Killed, Bassoff Wounded By Const: Frewin Bassoff and. Bandit, Surrounded All Saturday Night oh Frank Slide by Special Police Posse, Includ- ing Reserves From Lethbridge and Macleod. In the following, the first dispatch telling of the murder of Cprp. Usher and filed by the Herald staff reporter at Frank-on Saturday night. The later story following was filed by another Her- ald correspondent at Blairmore Sunday. As there were conflicting stories of the tragedy going the rounds over the weekend readers will understand the.discrepanciea in the two reports. (By Herald Staff Reporter on the Spot) FRANK, Alta., Aug. desperation and unhuman cruelty have sent close to two hundred policemen'and special constables out into the dark- ness tonight all around and over the Frank Slide with blood in their eyes. The cause of this is the shooting of Corporal Ernest Usher of R.C.M.P., of and of F. W. E.' Bailey, of the A.P.P., Lethbridge, at Bellevue, at 2 pirn, today sn Gafe. For pure nerve and audacity, George Akroff and Tom (Tarihot be surpassed. Yesterday with Alex. Areloff they-went into Coleman and made pur- chases, arid today they lounged around Bellevue for a then went into the Bellevue Cafe for a rneal. Bassoff ordered a Akroff had cold was not withithem. >-BELLEVUE RESIDENTS TIP OFF POLICE Severai'of.-the residents of Belleyiie'became suspic- Sous of tii'e'ge rrien andinformed Const. Entrance Exam. Results The lollou-lug students were suc- cessful ic passing the recent Grade V1U Departmental Examinations. In additioD to tiicao one thousand, two unurcd lud ninety-Jour studenls. liny- DE met-the requirements .ot 1 of the amendments, to the regula- .ions relating to the examinations of JS'O arc being granted Grade y.UI staading upon the recommendation of the Principals or Schools, Aarsby, Francis; Adam, Conslanline; Albert. Marjr; 'Albright, Hilda; Alex- ander, Jean: Alexander, Lucy; Allen, Ethel: Allen, Irvine C.; Allen, Allendorf, Gladys H.; Allred. Lucille; Alt. Philip A.; Ambrose, Olive; Am- bury, Bessie A.: Anderson, Anna; Anderson, "Blanche. Anderson, Anderson, Eva: Anderson, Hilda; AnTerson. Rutli E.j Anderson; Syhil: Vera; AiidsrE Verna Bethea E.; Arnold, Kdna V.; Arrowsmitb. Herbert; Aspin- all, Verna M.; Asplund. Heed; Aune. Emina Walter; Atkinson, Merie; Babinglon. Marjprle; Babluk. Rose; Bagley, James A.; Bailey, Vjrgil; Bail- Myrtle: Barribridge. Nettie I; Baincs. Etbel Baker. Join A.; Baldwin. Eliza 'Barmen, Eunice R.> Bare. Bsrger, Herschel; Barnes, Bessie; Barnes. Klizabetb; Barnes. Eslher Barren, Nellie; Batiuk. Annie: Eerier. .Helen; Beck- er, Marie; Martha Zona 'C.; Belisle. Florence; Benedict. Olive P.; Ada; Bennett, Michel; J.; Beny, Roy A.; Bercovictv" Berg, Iluby E. Bllton. Alice E.; Benning, Fred> Birch, Eileen; Birch. Fred; George; Birch, Jobu W.; Birt, Dorothy; Birhy. Lillian 1..; Black. MarJqrle; Blackell, Harold V.'.: Blarfns. Bleiler, Theo- dore R.: Bl'ewitt; Edith J.; BHsh, Lil- lian Bolton, Jack: DOUBLE FUNERAL AT MACLEOD TODAY ff r, FRANK, The double funeral ofiCorporal Uah- er and ConsublevBaile; iviil lake place In Macleod f, (Continued :on Page __- T Europe Faced With Peril Another .'Is.a deep note cf anxiety, pervsdlng com- ment in this morning's newspapers, relative to the objection by the sian'soviet government of the request made by George for a 10-d4y truce with Poland.; Regardless of the views adopted by differ e'rit newspapers on the general question of Bolshevism Vnjl on the irnrned- rate" relations between' Russia'and Poland, all. Rene'wal.of war in. Europe Is generally considered a possibility, and Is treated In gravest terms. Mt IE-not regarded as inevitable, but no one ventures to strike an optimistic note; "A.very dark isithe Times' editorial he-adMne. It 'asks the Dally News and the Telegraph declares: holds the gravest peril menaced Europe' since thiL'Gernians marched claim nbV.hayfe his-oufaitlie start. When the Battle Started j The bandits were ordered to hold up their hands. asMe'cl Bassoff. :i'. them the'police.' Then the bandits pulled. Bassoff opened lip.with his Mauser, a stout looking weapon holding ten; shells as de- scribed in a previous issue of: the Herald. The policemen backed up, both shooting. Seven shots were fired by them iyto the the in the.walls being plain, making one .wonder how the bandits escaped paying the supreme penalty immediately. The bandits were sitting next to the ,', facing each other across the table, and the near the' chair's bear the marks of the firing. Both Police Officers Killed The policemen' backed toward the .entrance of the icafe, all four-men firing. 'Bailey fell just outside the door and Usher fell a few feet mside. Cold-Slpoijed Cruelty of Bandit Bassoff grabbed his and one of the _ fbandits put eight shots into the unconscious prostrate form .of Corporal Usher..' Posse Follows BassofPs Trail of Blood" It was not many minutes before a volunteer posse was after Bassoff. 'They traced his blood-stained trail quarter mile through the rocks, but when he got into some bush country they were unable to follow the trail, but kept on. Two .Hundred Special Police in Hunt Tonight close to two hundred policemen and special constables including your correspondent are posted over the countryside. The Lethbridge {Policemen are together. They are Detectives Egan arid Wallis, and.Constables Mc- llvena and Washford. Policemen from Lethbridge and Macleod arrived at Frank to join in the chase on a special train from Lethbridge. It was a fast ride; Engineer Dawson left Lethbridge at p.m., and reached Frank at p.ire He made Macleod in forty-five minutes where he picked up special constables and detectives; Stactoni, Hammersly, Watt, McLarty, Schultz. These men carried a great assortment of artillery, sporting rifles and revolverd ;of different siiJes, all calculated to do great execution. [The R.C.M.P. men who came Lethbvidge were i Sergt. Searle arid Constables Henderson, Neish, Woods, 1 Kerr and Macintosh. The Coroner's Verdict When those from the special train reached Bellevue i (in motor cars from Frank Coroner Joseph H. Robertson was holding an inquest in the Wolsen-Homer building where the A.P.P. have their headquarters. Contrary to all expectations the jury returned a ver diet that the policemen were killed by an unidentified man, Akroff, the Bandit, Identified Soon after, the C. P. R. sent MacLeod to identify the bandit, and Mr. MacLeod positively identified him as AVi'ofv, the jiian who went through :tlie coaches at the into Belgium." LEAVING WARSAW. LONDON, Aug. Polisn .government ID leaving its' capital, it is asserted .in a wireless" dispatch from-' Moscow 'receivtsd- here this afternoon.; LONDON, sbal Sir Henry Wilson, chief, of the imperial staff of the British army; Admiral' Baron Beatty, commander of the grand fleet, and Marshal Foch of France, confer- red at Hythe regarding the Polish situation.until an. early-ho.ur.this according to' a Central News dispatch.. It is learned.the' allied naval'and military, experts are in complete accord regarding plans for checking the westward advance of the" Russian Bolshe- vik, It Is said. There Is a possibility of im- mediate naval mobilization, to en- .force a strict, blockade of Russia and that France will co-operate in this movement, Wants Exception PARIS, Aug. flrieiipcrt, he; ot tho German peace commission, .has presented a note lo tbe peace confer ence- saying..that .tho inhabitants 01 least Prussia were greatly alarniei1 ovev the prospect 'Of surrendering their the.allies for destruc- tion In tho tace ot tho Bolshevik' ud- vanco anil begfilng the allies to make an exception for these eastern dis- tricts in tuc matter oi turning over arms. Make Rapid Strides WARSAW, Aug. p.m., by Associated a city about 41 miles directly north ot War- saw, has been captured by Vick Kyslik, Special Constable, Shot By One'of Own Men in Mistake for Bandit (From pur Staff Reporter) FRANK, Aug. Kyslik, who was working in conjunction with the mounted police, was shot at' Killcrest last night. Con- stable of the Warner de- tachment, is thought to have fired the fatal _shot This- occurred while the police were searching .throughdut the town as well as vacant houses. Kysiik. entered the front door of a house'which was surrounded by policemen in search of the ban-' dits, and rushing out of the back, was ordered to held up his hands. When failing to do this, he was 'shot. 'There was-a through atthe. time that one'of the. bandits and was endeavoring to get the freight train. ..Coroner 'Joseph Robertson held an inquest-today in.Bellevue. The police are starting on an- other search from Burmis to Blairmore, but so far have .been1 unable to capture the bandits; The bandit Akroff, who 'was killed in the gun fight in Bellevue Cafe, was buried at Bellevue yes- terday. His remains were rough- ly thrown'in a box and taken in a truck to a Hole where burial took place without ceremony. Nick Kyslik was formerly em- ployed in that district. He had been sworn in for special duty by the A. P..P. owing to his thorough knowledge of the foreign colonies in the Pass camps. Put Archbishop Magnix Ashore at a Port in England Forcibly Talicn Off the Baltic cavalry wblch 18'SweepinB In broai iiies westward 'along the Russian frontier, according to an official state rnent issued here tonight.- Smaller approach i ng; II lawa, about SttBi.milfl5 fut the west "cud" spine re'pprte near Clecnauow, stillVhearer .tbe clt; This is one of the most Vapid stride the soviet forces h'ive mads sine they crossed thn Oiv.yo river in tncl piish lo cut tho Warsaw Danzig railway. Soviet forces striking, westwar from tlie city ot Brest-Litotsli in the great encircling movement have cu through'the Polish lines and erosse the riiilroad running between and. sledlitz. Tiiey reached a poin west of Sbkolow but were countcr-a lacked, and violent fighting iu on ceeding, lha slateinent (teclares. To Blow Up Headquarters WAHSAW, Aug. plot, belle ed to 'have been of Communist orig and designed lo blow itp'gencral arm headquarters has been discovered Warsav. Many persons have b arrested and great quantities of arn and ammunition confiscated In tb old Russian cathedral irlilch-Is situa ed just, across the street from army offices. The arms were found In th'e bas ment ot tbo church. Here also wa-'i discovered a complete, which was being dug under the street toward army lieadquartecs. The.find- ing pi tho tunnel and the arms came as a' result ot a night mectlrfg of the teneral staff, when thumping wns heard. Bolshevists Near Wars'aw Aug. BoUhe- vlk troops liavo broken into the town of.SoliOlow, about he gave him a loaf of bread and some cheese. He took and left, going into a heavily brushed piece of woods ust back of the barnyard. Mrs. Holloway immediately ,elephoned the police at Coleman, and several iludirig memb.ers.of the Lethbridge police force were dis- iatched from'Prank to put the wood under guard. A de-. .achment of mounted men was then dispatched from Cole- man and by two o'clock the woods were'closely surround- ed and a start _was made to locate the party.. While the description does not tally, with previous descriptions of Bassoff, wKo thought only to have been wounded in the arm the police are taking no'chanees, be- lieving that'they have one of the.bandits in their grasp at ast. FGRMCHRY Will Bo Back in Time lo Sfart Out With Tariff Com- mission nn Paen Knnr.r and Placed on a I'rifish Ucslroycr LATE BULLETIN PENZANCE, England, Aug. Archbishop Mannix was landed here from a destroyer at 4.16 o'clock this afternoon, tt wag stated he intended proceeding to London. The archbish'jp declined to'give out a He expected to leave on the first train for dori, v FISHGUARD, Wales, Aug. The steamer Baltic, from New York, With Archbishop Mannix, the Australian prelate, on board, passed Flshguard at o'clock this morning without communicat- ing with the shore. TAKEN TO FRANCE QUEENSTOVYN, Aug. cording to a report received here Archbishop Mannix was forcibly taken from tlte steamer Baltic and conveyed ,to Cherbourg, France, by the destroyer which did not return to port with the-other destroyers wtyich rnct the Baltic off QuMnotcvym At ilalkin, on the Due rlfei. about tour miles southeast of Ostrov, the Bolshevik have bealen off heavy counter-altacks 'by the Poles, the statement nays, It adds that soviet Iroopft on the northern front are suc- cessfully advancing toward the Narew In tho direcllon of -and Lukow, the fighting continues with allernalc success, the statement says. On the southern fronl. Bolshevik forces debouched along Ihe Hug river pn August 0; striking Ihe Polish lines from Ulogaya to Knrylniki village, advancing lo Ihe town of Vladimir- Volhynsk and developing their ad- vance south of that [own. In the Tar- noriol region'In Ualicia. the Bolshevik have driven back the. Poles to the up- per reaches of the Blripa river. Along the Crimean front righting is proceeding favorably for Ihe soviet army, Ihe slateinent says. Bassoff Forced Foreigner at Hillcrest to Supply Him Witb Likely Using Frank Slide ai a Hiding Place. ______________' VANCOUVER, Aug. bloodhounds, the property Sheriff John Stiinger, ot Geuttle, arrived here this morning and will be sent east today and in the hunt for the escaped train murderer In the Crows' Nest Pass. Sheriff Stringer is sending the. dogs, It is engage in the manhunt at the request of Major McLeorf, of the C.P.R. investigation department. The dogs, "Dynamite" and "Dan" are famous trackers' of criminals. They are in charge of Officers Asa Lee and C..H. Kearney. sence. Hon. Arthur Slfton will be act: Ing president ot Ihe privy council and lion. J. D. Rgld. mlnlsler of railways, will bo acling minister o( immlgra. lion and colonization. Mr. Calder ex- pects to return to Canada In time to tako.nvcr bi.i a member of the larift commlssinn which com- mence? Its labors In Winnipeg on September 15. While he Is going lo England primarily on immlgralion Mr. Calder while in London Alillo atlcnd to a numljcr ot import- nut'government m.ailer3 rclallng tb oilier depnrlments arid Ihe volifmc of business with which ho wlli to deal may possibly delay his dcparlurc liomc. LEGATIONS LEAVE WARSAW. Aug. for- eign legations In Warsaw lefl for Posen last night on a special train, Bassoff Breakfasted At Miner's Shack Near Frank Tom Bassoff, the wounded bandit, made his second appearance In aa many days this morning at Frank, according to a report reaching the Herald at noon today from an authoritative source. tame out to a miner's shack In the early morning for tome- thing to eat. The police learned of the secuncl appearance of the bandit while making their systematic search of the miners' cottages through the Pass. This search Is being made dally, as It Is the firm belief of the police that Bassoff is so weak and famished that he will not attempt to make a getaway from the district, but will stay cbse to filsi friends: In Jhc of rcc'uperattny Basolf Still at Large {From the Herald's Man on the Spot) FRANK, Alta., Aug and weak from loss of bjocd and food- less so the police know, Tom Bassoff Is.'sti.ll at large to: flight, but is within a tightly', I drawn cordon of ppllce, it seems- Impossible that can .hold' -out much longer and" very little Is known about the whereabouts of Alex Areloff, rumors flying' thick and fast about him tonight, the authorities ate hourly expecting Important developments. Efforts are being made by Col. Macleod to obtain bloodhounds to put on the trail. He has been com- municating with many cities and there is a possibility that some may be rushed from Seattle. Superintendent Pennefather and Inspector Risk took charge of af- fairs at Bcllevuc Saturday night, working in co-operation with Col. D. Y. Macleod of the C.P.R. police at Frank. Sunday saw o lightening ot Hie organization Id police circles and ulso brought lo light n new batch ot rumors. Tin rjicn were seen to- pelh'cr ami sincly at points from Biirmls lu CoSornan. Humors main- tained inul the police Investigated Ibem alj. Demanded Food Bassoft did not cover much ter- ritory last nlgfil. llq probably went Into'hiding gller be eluded the volunteer posse ot sworn con- stables yesterday: afternoon. lie went Inlo a foreigner's shack about (our-lhlrly this morning near Hlllerest abotil Iwo mjles from Burmis and.forced him to make him somo hot .coffee and Bnssofl was Ihen weak and hart; his right hand bandaged. H is apparent that he is nol lackling the hardships of Ihe filina because it Is impos- slblo lo frnverso it night w.ith safety ,tn limbs. .However, tho nollco did not ton ay disregard Itie slldo, Eevewl parties making peri- lous trips through Although Ira.vel througU.the slide in daylight without much danger of hrolitn legs, it is neceBsai'y lo pay more attention to foothold than lo sceuery and with the pos-, sibilily of sucb nn unscrupulous and dangerous character as Bass- off being witliin range.' forces a man to take his life In bis haitiis. Efforts of the C. P. R.. R. C. II. and A. P. P., were, coticenlrnl.- 9 eii to a great extent on the coun- try around Hillcrest to Uurmis, This makes a guard along lha railway Hue of over len miles in length and a line extending for a greater dislance in an enveloping' line. Everything practically fav- Ihe two bandits. TheMopp- granhy ot the country and (heir-- knowledge ot it are the greatest lactors in their favoiv Another factnr that cannot bo overlooked Is the great number of friends tha Ijaiullls luive. Tliis increases Hie odds ngainKt the police greatly and laatiy liellnrc that Bassoff anil Areloff are reccivinj assistance from aympathizers.; Lethbridge Police Active r Tho (.elhbridgc detachment from the city police department h'as been detailed In guard in th? nelghborhooA ot the Frank ala- (ion, paying particular lo the roads leading to the Pass ami tho railroad track (or a dis- tance cast of the- statidn. Mem- bora ot the detachment 'made a lour of the mountains Lille and patrolled IP Blairmore.- They also made a numbei1 ot ex- cnrsloas Into the Silde. Sunday' saw a general turnout of male citizens Frank to take part In tho manliiint. They, worked and re. grcttr.We feature.'of Sunday .was tho toial disregard of men tor Uieir own safely and comfort. Men flocked along the- (racks all and as ttiefr tracks were heav- ily palrotlell they were continu- ally stopped ami one-man liail a "narrow escape from meefing deadi an.some guards opened bitu. ;