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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOtCAL NEWS' WHERE YOU EXPECT FT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HERALD'S PAGE OF LIVE LOCAL NEWS -TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1920 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, PAGE SEVEN I BANDITS SPENT THEIR MONEY IN BUYING AMMUNITION Several Local Men Tell of Experiences With the Ruisians Around City for a Week Before Hold-' Knew'Them Welh icn an employer w.hen.paying them by ctieciue was told to put a different naiue on the cheque thau any of them wero known by to him. A ual of the used to hang around with them here during the winter, was picked up by tho city police last night, and turned over to the A.P.I', for cross eiaminatiouj Cardston Had an Hdlir's Fall of in East "Country The Rhyming Optimist (By Allno MlchaelU.) Claims of.the shooting prowess I of and the other mcnibtrr, of the Crow train bandit ari not exaggerated according to M. A. Morrilt'- sheep rancher, who -'ives east of the city. Baasoff and his cousin, istnow held In the hire, and anoilu- member of the njng herded tor Mr. Morrill all one In the Crow's Nest forest reserve district, and they seemed' to .spend most of their money buy- ing ammunition for their revol- vers. They were in constant vac- tic-, and when they decided to turn bad men they became really dangerous customers. Another local man who has .had. dealings wltl. is D. .1. Mtf Swain, On several occasions during past tivo or three years they came to liis office on 5th St. to ask him to fiinuli things for them such as tale- phoning for jobs with sheep yatills unit writing letters: On one occasion him a letter to a' N'ew Yorl; biolierage firm which had for- aided money for them to their fnth- in luiBSla. They wanted-lo jvnctliei' ii been sont as lia-i no word from noiiio. This was the forenoon; ni the days when IJussia was sti'l an I -He-ports from the Wooltord district r.i the British. Mr. are that it Is very dry; and yesterday's says that tha big fellow with would have a veryiheneficial ef- iiioiisUichc wns known 1-: him as A.'--: I rcct mill .vns understood to bs a of I. crops In the eastern end of the- Leth- bridge division are short as to straw and headers are at a' premium. Many farmers are using these machines where they are available. .Their use will cut down the number of men used in the harvest field as the heads are taken direct froni the machines and There .'are moments when, as I'll coufettf, I grow tired of the burdens that press: when the summer euu shines then tny spirit repines to bo rid ol tho strife and the stress. Then. I pick out a nice, quiet nook, and 1 carry a nice, quiet book, for 1 say 1 shall read, though quite often, indeed, In Its pages I never look; For the airs are so lazy and'sweet that drift through that peaceful retreat that my industry.' wanes, and I cant tax jny brains with this fierce Intellectual feat. So I settle to dream and to drowse to the tinkle of bells on the "Bassoff Will Never Get Away Says Detective Egan Believes" Bandit is Surrounded irt the Thicket at Rear of Saniforium Detectives Egan and Syd. Wallls returned this morning from the bun for the train bandits at Frank. "BasBoir will never get away alive' declared Egaii to the Herald. "He is badly and I believe tie 13 cows, to the gong of the hrook dim, leafy nook, and tlje lark serenad- ing his spouse. But just as sleep's j finger-tips come and my eyelids droop bless, that woo and caress, why, I hear surrounded' lu the tLicket at tlie rear of the Sanitarium into vhicb, he went Rain fell along the- foothills In Southern Alberta .yesterday according to reports received in the city today. At Cardstoii there.was an hour's heavy rain while west of it rained an Insistent, "Hum, "Hum through the whispering trees, Hum, on the Unseeing breeze; It cornea faint and then clear; far away; drawing near, the song of the wild honey-bees. They.are creatures of light and of sun. whose tasks are so gladly begun, flitting on hour, by hour in each btossomy bower, with lueir work, it. seems, never quile done. And they banish my visions ot ease, of dream-life out under the trees, for "Hum, the remark: "Here's a laiy youug spark ivlio has none oft ho pep of the bees." ,4nd their, scorn, Is so readily shown that' I hustle fight put to utoue. aud I say, "No mere bee can put skids under me, because he thinks I am a drone." who is now In tbc ,-clin hero, field as a source 'of I'.-ii. v 'i'he nii'n known as who was supposed to lie a llassoff, was a fairly tall man with a black.moustache, anil liail slightly drooping shoulders. This is very likely tho nun who Is now in hiding, carrying a bullet received In Saturday's fight at liellevue. For a week before the train holdup they were in the city and loafed around tlie Ooaldale hotel corner considerably. Towards the end of the.stay they wore joined by a third man who was" Intro- duced us their cousin. He was dressed- In black. They dropped hints that they had just come from Great Falls, anil ".were looking for work, and asked Mr. McSivain whether lie knew where they could get a job herding sheep. They also saw Jlr. Jlorrill. on the street and asked him tor a job on his out fit. Thoy hail .that .they wore goVng'to Calgary. Several: of the sheepmen ot South- ern Alberta know the men fairly well as employees-. In the sheep camps at various, but the; relation the men bore to one'another-was always more or less a mystery. On onb occas- stacked, so that .are not necessary. The heads on.this short grain are reported to' be a'-eplendid size and will yield almost as much as if. the straw were long enough to cut with a binder. There will not be so much feed however as the big straw stiicks will be missing ia those fieftia cut with headers. The-first program of the 1820 Chau- t.'utqna -will lake place Wednesday af- ternoon ctt 2.30 o'clock. This program will be given over.to the old fashion- ed Kills who will appear In a full con- cert.. This is a musical event quite out of the ordinary and makes a splen- did opening number. They feature !n costume the songs and stories of long They will appear a second-lime in the evening followed liy liurnell Ford tic electrical .wizard In a spectacular fccuire on the wonders of electricity, ill'. l-'ord Is known nationally a> an liiioiitoY and carries a wealth of mat- criiil with him to his expert- enls. These two programs make a fine n'lioiiing day and start Ino Ctiaiitaun.ua ge-lnj; wllh'gieat interest and entrias- for what is tr> conic. Tho oliil rtvpn'r Clmiitaun'ja will lake place Wounocday at a'.vn. at. the Central soitotil grounds and U Is hoped tnaf mothers will send their clilldrai orr the. first day saJhal they willtriot miss liny of tho wo.-lt under tho .splen- did leadership of Miss, Frances Thr afternoon progrnm will start al and the avc'ifng at The .IXiilion of the iunl will he the sunn urs IKS', year. iciay', morning after lio visited iloway ranch. Had Mr. Hallo TRIED TO HOLD UP CLERK FOR FREE EATS Two young healthy looking fellows gave ths lady clerk at Keith's on 3rd Avenue South quite a scare last night about'9.45 when they walked in and demanded money and a meal. The appearance of a man at the back of the shop resulted iu their departure. From Keith's they went to Kirkby's where they made the same demands, At neither place were they given any- thing, and though they talked rough Four Hundred Men Are Still s On Strike at Coalhurst Mines Management Refuses to Make Any to Give U. M. W. of A. Scale But No Retroactive; Shipments From Pass Mines. ,-been at home when the bandit .called In the morning there would have been a different story to tell. The underbrush In the piece o] woods Into which UassoFf went to hide Is very thick, and 'a" man could hide there for days without the police find- ing htm unless they were Lucky enough to step on him." Dete'ctiv'e'Egan visited tie seme- of the Saturday shooting and viewed the bodies of the three victims. All three were badly riddled, the policemen particularly having received the full be taken alive If Murder Policeman on ft. Falls Street Montana City is Much Stirred Up Over 15rutal, Slaughter RETURNS FROM CHURCH TO FIND CANINE SLEEPING IN COT THAT BABY OCCUPIED OTTAWA.-rThare are changelings changelings. But when Mrs. Joseph .Mtirray street, re- turned to her home Saturday evening after" attending -church, and, found an unkempt tramp dream- ing -beneath where, but a short half-hour she had left her baby asleep, she must have thought the fairies ;-were extra- ordinarily malicious. Jlrs. Valliere, Instead of appealing to the naughty elvos, .summoned Con- stable Hill, who was on duty in the vicinity. Further ihvestigatiou through the house discovered man sleeping heavily In another of the family beds..: And the: matter was ex- plained. Tor some reason this unkonwn, who gave the name of C'alixte (lagnon, 251. Drldge street, Hull, entered 'the Valliere home ac- companied by his dog. He took the infant from its bed, placed it on the floor and substituted tlie dog. Then BE TOM FORE At Important Meeting of Engin- eers at Banff at End of the Week" Irrigation problems In Alberta will receive considerable attention at the western professional meeting of tlie Engineering Institute bt Canada which s_ its sessions on' Saturday at, Banff, under the auspices of the Cal- gary branch. local engineers v'tli a'itend, Including Sam. G. Porter, Roy Miles lesion. The meeting. Is taking the form of a summer camp which opens on Saturday anH closes on the Thurs- day following.. The morning and ev- ening sessions will be devoted.to the discussion of professional papers while the afternoon mill be given over to recreation. V. ,.'V, Among the subjects on: ot special Interest to Lethbridge'ariO Southern Alberta are "Legal Phases of Irrigation in Alberta" which will be handled by H. B. Muckleston, chief engineer o! the Lethbrldge Northern Project, with discussions led by it'." S Stockton, superintendent of tho C. P R. western block anil A. Griffin, sup: erlntendent ot tho C. P. ft. eastern block. The mineral resources of Al- berta will be discussed by Prof. Ajlen of the Alberta University-who has vis- wlien the police, find him, said Egan. ..That is one of: the characteristics of the of whom triers 5T5-15 or JO in the gang und' the mines at Hillcrest and Jollevne'. If Bassoff Is recovered roni'his wounds when the final stage of (be hunt Is-reached there will be a.nollier battle-he believes, and all the iclice oh the job are ready to shoot as soon as they come up with him. There are plenty, of police and re- serves on the job there to finish the ha believes, and word may be expected any time that the finale has been staged. orce of 'the bullets. Bassofi Lhe bullets, will never :rry ELECTRICIAN TANGLED IN WIRES .J. E. Theobald, foreman of the city electric light department, was badly burned last Thursday about the hands while helping In some lino operations. Apparently he became tangled in the wires and nas unable to release him- self until men in the line gang cut the vrlrc. He has now recovered the shock aud is on Great Falls, Slont., has a holdup murder case which Is causing a great tlie city has offered a reward for the capture of the two criminals who are responsible for the deed. On August 2nd. Constable Frank II. Connolly was brutally murdered in colii blood right on the streets of the city by two men. A woman saw them running away, from the fallen officer, and later a .38 Colt revolver with sii bullets gone out of the chamber was found railway yards. The. mo- tive for the rauriler ia unknown un- less It was that Connolly was trying to arrest them. Lctlibridge police have been notified to be on the look- out but no descriptions of the men are available. There is nottjing to connect tho Great Palls murder with that of the' two police officers at Bellevue as the Crou- bandits had left Great Falls several days prior to August 2nd. The strike o? miners in the Coal-1 per cent, in wages granted by the sgreenisnt. N'p trouble has developed in the Chinook Coa! company's miho at Commerce where the men are about evenly divided in their affiliation be- tween the 0. E. U. and, the United Mine Workers. This Company n'as d cided to pay tho retroactive pay to all men, and there is every indication' that tbo camp will be solidly organiz-.; ed for the' International union shortly, P. M. Christophers, one of the 0. B. U. jeaders in District No. IS. Is bacV again In tho district holdiog meetings in various camps. lie.visited- Druin- the U. M. W. of A. agreement.- H'is heller last week for the first time [hereby, the production from this mine being about 600 tons daily at the time llic strike started. The men. had a meeting this raom- ng but no decision to call off Ihfi strike was arrived at. The management of tlie mino> .Is adamant In its position that It will not pay the retro-active'pay called for in held (hat the miners of the camp are since he was escorted from that camp 0. II. U. men, and the mine is not during the troubles a year ago. represented In the Western Coal Op-1 Coal shipments from Crow's Nesi erators Association, therefore, the! pass mines in Alberta are very heavy, agreement with the United lline j All prairie dealers are stocking to the Workers does not apply. Tho man- limit with coal, and sVc urging their agemeut is however Killing to pay the customers to do lllw.wlse, warning men the same rate of pay as the U. M. W. of A. agreement with the opor- atbi-s calls for from thrj" date that agreement wais signed. The difference j therefore is in about Ihrce months'' retroactive pay of the advance of 13 MAY SOWN ALFALFA NOW YIELDING HAY DUNCAN MARSHALL BACK IN CANADA TORONTO, Aug. Dun. can Marshall, minister of agricul- ture for Alberta, arrived in the tcity this morning on his return 'from a visit to England and Scot- land. The Western Transfer farm, alicut 12 miles north east of the city, has established a new record for alfalfa growing. In the' last week'in May a field of alfalfa was Part of it was-sown with a uurse.-crop of.bar; ley, but about five acres were sown without the nurse crop. A-fine catch of alfalfa was, secured and today the five acre field is being cut for hay. It will yield one ton to the acre or better. A ton to the acre in 'ten weeks from seed is a record that will take some beating and 'shows -the wonderful fertility of irrigated land in the Coaldale district. ullll N llu 1IH3 exhausted.by a long day, he' also itea Lethbridge on Various occasions sought a resting place. And knew no- thing more until he was only In find himself under arrest. Tho baby was found'where it had rolled under its cot and, iii spite ot the dis- comfort, was sound asleep. The mystery of the changeling was appeal to the fair- ies. But Gagnon will further eluci- date the puzzle in police court. Arthur Vermette, paying teller ot a branch bank in Montreal, accident- ally shot and killed himself. Good cooks should never be without Thu sweet oil of Apricots. while engaged In making the first min- eral survey o! the province last Diev. All phases ot engineering work will be discussed during the three days' sessions, and a large number of en- gineers from all over Canada are ex- pected to be in camp on Saturday for the convention. Eat At Them Eat Where You Get the Best Service. V 'That's why more people are eating here every :dayc The Yale 212 THE FIFTH CAFE STREET SOUTH HUTTON PERKINS SHOEMAKERS The one place where yon csn Bet your shoes fised just right. Orders called for delivered. 418A FIFTH STREET" PHONE C53 3 Doors South Colonial Thealro Steamship SEE US ABOUT SENDING .FOR THOSE 7 OLD .COUNTRY. FRIENDS We will arrange their tickets. Apply; for rales THE ROSSITER AGENCIES HTginbotham Block Information them that, with the big crop to move starting September 1st. coal ship- ments may not be so regular. Visions.'- of a fuel famine during the winter stare the people of Saskatchewan and Manitoba jn the 'face unless they: stock np heavily as a result. Con- sccmentl.v there are about 200.'cars daily moving out ot this district at present time as against .an average sunjmer shipment of less than 100. cars. CALGARY-LAKE WIND- ERMERfc SLEEPER TIio Canadian Pacific; Hallway art) operating a standard sleeping car lie- .twcen Calgary nnd Lake C'atgary on train numher ore ion Tuesdays and Fridays. This sleep- ier will be placed for occupancy prev- ious evening. Reluming, leaves Lake Winder- jRiera on Tuesdays and Fridays, arriv- Mng on train number two, Wad- jnesflays and Saturdays. pLtagenuCi'fi may 6ecupy. car after arrival Calgary .until a.m. Tor Information on :I-ake VV'indermere Camp apply to any ticket agent. OKLA-APLO A DELIGHTFUL OR1NK Here's a cool refrcnhing. alilo drink for child or adult. It's a beverage that you can with safety and enjoyment serve al your table or to your guests. Try it at your favorite fountain to- day. A FULL LINE OF SOFT FLAVORS DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE NOTICE To MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS NOTICE Is hereby given to all concerned, that Returns, accompanied by remittance of Luxury and Kxclun Taxes, must bo made aa follows to the local Collector of Inland Roveuuo trom whom any information desired may be obtained. Returns of Luxury Tax must'be marto on the first nnd fifteenth day of tach month. Upturns of Jewellers' Tax, Manufacturers' Tax. and Sales Tax must Ije made not later than the last day 'of the month following the month cdvcr'ec! by the Return. Returns lor Taxes in .Arrears must be marto forthwith, otherwise the penalty provided by law will bo enforced. By order of the DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE R. VY. FLETCHER Collector of Inland Revenue CALQARV, ALBERTA i THAT WHITE; WHOLESOME BREAD .YOU SEE AROUND THESE DAYS 1 IS MADE FROM ROYAL HOUSEHOLD CANADA'S BEST FLOUR YOUR DEALER CAN GET IT FOR YOU Ice Cream Is Not a Luxury It is a food, and a cheap food. It is a neces- sity. The food control provided sugar for Ice Cream during the war. Eat Ice Cream. It is nourishing and main- tains health. AND THE DcS7 AitD PUREST ICE CREAM MADE IS CRYSTAL ICE CREAM MADE BY The Crystal Dairy Ltd. PHONE 1576 We Are Particular About the surroundings) .service and be- cause we enjoy the pat- ronage of particular .people. KIRKBY'S 606 Third Avenue South Have You Tried New Brand the "OLD CHIEF" ERY BUTTER 97 If not, ask your grocer for this brand the next you need butter and if he cannot supply you let us have his name. People that, linvo used It eay it is good and cotno back for; more and you will do tho same. All the leading grocers In tho city are handling (itla tiro brand of butter. Chief Mountain Creamery Co., .LETHBRIOOE, PHONE 1929 _ ;