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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. AUGUST 11, 1920 NUMBER 205. ieferendum anizer Killed possibility Poland May Get for Counter- Troops Continue to Cut Trans- portation Feels Russia Plans Harsh Peace Terms for Poland CUT REMAINING RAILROAD r PARIS, Aug. Russians are now occupying a stretch of 24 miles of the direct railway line Between "Warsaw and Danzig and a large, force is the Danzig corridor to cut the re- gaining railroad, according to thf French foreign office torfay. The section of ihe main line held by the Russians is between CiecK- anow and FRANCE RECOGNIZES PARIS, Aiig. French government has decided to recog- nize General Baron Peter, Wran- iel as head of the de facto of South Russia. In naking this announcement, the ministry of foreign affairs this .recognition implied render- ing .General Wrangel all possible i military .assistance. t France will send a high commls- Etcner to .Sevastopol immediate- the foreign office stated. Two reasons weri given by the recognizing Gen- eral _The first was his 'promise to .assume all the obllg'a- Russian gov- The second was his promise to give Russia a cratic .France notified Mr. Lloyd George yesterday of.her action to this effect, 'It as stated. The French .government is also notlfy- i rig its commercial attache in Lon- .''don. to haye no dealings with 1 LeonTde; krassln and .Leo Kam- eneff, soviet emissaries fn the British: capital.- v .foreign office re- .'Sards "the .soVlet terms .to the.1 premier'read, In t Kb j pf: commons' last night -as only preliminary and it is con- vinced that.-the soviet govern- ment later- exact much harsher peace terms. .In announcing the recognition of tbe South Russian government, the ministry of foreign affairs said the soviet government's anxiety, with regard to General Wrangel's successes was due to its know- ledge that-he was the most com- petent anti-Bolshevik leader who had yet appeared, The French bellave General Wrangel shows more promise of _ Bolshevik regime than did the Poles, General Deni- kjne or Admiral Kolchak In their operations against the soviet. General Wrangel, the. French point out, is meetfng" with great success in turning ad the Cossack tribes against tho Bolshevik. POLAND PLANS COMEBACK WARSAW, Aug. concen- tration and pre-ijrouping of the Polish forces for an extensive counter-attack on the entire War- saw front Is reported by today's newspapers.- The plans are, H is said, to be- 'gin thle -counter-movement with- in a few days. Military men ex- press the opinion that this is a propitious time to strike back in an effort to drive off the soviet forces, which are endeavoring to surround the capital. WARSAW TOPPLING LONDON, Aug. Mosco.w wireless, dispatch received here today calls attention to the fact that Malkln station, occupied by the Bolahevtk on Sunday, Is three hours by rail 'from which the message adds, is on the eve of falling. WILL ACCEPT TERMS mem- bers of the Russian mission left fast night on British tor- pedo boat destroyer on their way to Moscow to urge acceptance of the British terms with regard to Poland, says the London' Tfmes this morning. A. STEADY ADVANCE .LONDON, Aug. steady push westward by the Russians along the Bug Is reported In Tues- day's official statement from Mos- cow, received today Indicating a closer approach to Warsaw by the soviet troops. Walt For Armistice Delegation COPENHAGEN, Aug. representative of the Russian soviet command waited in vain at the f-ont for the Polish armistice delegation on the evening of Aug- ust 9, but neither the delegation message'from Warsaw ar- rived, according to Maxim Litvin- 40ff, the soMet representative here. The Russian representative was continuing to wait, Mr. Litvinoff pjoverriment had been asked by wireless when the delegation might be expected, Hungary to: Help 'if.- rccefv- i Polish; -sources-ly'the j caango Telegraph A miter. dam correspondent say Poland has QUEBEC TO TAKE OVER THE BOOZE BUSINESS QUEBEC, Aug. Quebec .Telegraph, the local government organ, announced tonight that from a responsible party It has learned that the Quebec govern- ment will soon take over the con- trol of trading in alcoholic liq- uors in the'province. Believes in Maintenance land's Independence and Won't Deal With the Bolshevik! Medicine Hat Minister Lost Life When Car Turned Over Near-Foremost' Herald) BOW H. S. Jaguall, pi Medicine; Hat, organizer or the prohibitlouUta for the Letii- jridge federal cpnBtHuency, .was kill- ed this afternoon oa the road between. Forty Mile_ and; Foremost, when his car turned over :6n a rough pleco ot road. The accident; happened about nine miles Tiorjh- ot'.t'oremost. According to tile .information avail- able, Mr. .Bagriall 'left Bow Island at noon to go: to to hold an organization m'eetinfMn preparation for the coming .Trejerentiuni. What happened will known, tut a parly driving alongtln z. car found Mr. underneath tlie car on the road. Life was extinct at the time. 'He was the only person in the car at (he time of the accident. The remains fcrouglit to Bow Island, they will be held penning investigation. The late Mr. -BaEnall is well known throughout Southern Alberta. He has been ini charge of the Baptist church at Medicine-Hat widow and two children him. '-j Shah of Persia Sheds Throne MONTREAL. Aug. cable to the Montreal Star from Paris says; "The ihah of Persia hat abdi- cated a Persian republic has been formed, according to a Cen- tral News from Constan- tinople to the Echo Paris." OHM IDE for some to mourn Police Believe He Is In Such Bad Condition He_Can Not Survive THINK ARELOFF SEEN TODAY NEAR CROW'S NEST WASHINGTON, Aug 11 Poland ask immediate aid The late Mr." 'Ba.gn.aH, according to Hev. Mr. Baptist minister here, has only been driving his car a month and is us yet unaccustomed to it, which proba-bry'.fcsSJiains the accident. He was A native j.of Nova Scotia, and graduated !n the Uni- versity. He came'to Alberta in 1010 and was pastor of Heath Baptist church at Calgary for a couple ot years In 1912 be went to Peace river as-the'-.first Baptist missionary in thai district, in. 1915 he, was for yea'r- Social Rofcrm League Warsaw Scene of Chaos Aug.' A feeling ol Intense apprehension Las spread through the city as reports cir- culate that tlia enoiny Is gradually drawing hear. Crowds-arc striving to during Hio flret-Uiuor -jeferendum going from Edmonton lo Nelsou of'the United Stales in its fight ho remainediln charge ot the. against the Russian Cpuni Gnsinier thct Polish minister, Announced 16-j day, ,_ The appeal it tie ilc parlmcnf, ihc-minislcr said be based upon .the. Assurance contained in Ihe United States note (o-Italy that the United SfaLc.s will insist .upon mainten- ance of the polilical independ- ence and territorial integrity of Poland. leave the city by 'all: available means -carts, aulos and: the few remaining I WASHINGTON, Aug. lO.-Thc po- trains. The railway station Is besleg- smou of the States govern- ed b> an racited throng of people eag: I er to get away. The difficulties aro Increased by Areloff, BanHi Word received direct from Frank thli morning from the headquarters of the bandit hunt is that the police are following a clue reported by a driver who says he passed a man one mile west of who answer- ed fairly well "the description of the third bandit. An effort will be made to establish whether this Is That. today is the crilicaV day'in the police operations Is admitted by tbbs1 in charge of the hunt. The blood hounds are being started out from th -ranch house, and viill h Recent Rains May Interfere With of the Bassoff Believed To Be Still Hidden in the Bush Say He May Have Put Areloff Out of the Way. oBe Hidden at foleman Rumor Says He is With Russian Friends-i-A Spat to Hide, Herald Man Declares the absence of any statement from the government as to what is to he done'. There are absolutely no arrangements looking after Individuals seeking to i escape from the threatened eifVelop-1 ;inent. Travel by trains Is almost SUE-! pcnded owing'to tlie glut of military i operations and the derangement caus- ed by the enemy cutting branch lines. Great crowds of people surge about the station night And day. It has been a hard struggle for days to gain en- franco to. the railway platforms. The offices are besieged by dense masses of people. Guards hold back the struggling, gesticulating masses. The few trains give precedence 16 military and government require- ments. People fight fo.r standing room on the trains or for places on the roof of cars, or for the privilege of hanging on the car couplings, tt is a grim pic. .tnrc of tense conditions as the enemy draws near. Russia May Collapse Unable To Properly Feed All Its People mcnt on Polish situation was set forth in a note to the Italian government addressed to Baron Avez- j zaua. Kalian ambassador at Washing- ton and was in response to a request of the Italian government for such an expression. ''This government believes In a united, free and Polish stale ami the people ot the United Slates are earnestly f olicitous 'for the maintenance of Poland's Independence territorial says tlie VIBORG, Finland, FJusIied with success and confi- dent'of Poland's defeat, soviet 1 faces the approaching win- I ter with the grim problem as It? supreme tect of power, i From ihe far east t6 the Finnish '1 frontier, four thousand miles of undisputed territory, the spectre j 'of starvation stalks threateningly, The Associated Press correfipon- 't Just arrived here, has observed these In 1 crossing Russia and Siberia' all the way from Vladivostok to Moscow and Petrograd. His ,ar. rival In Finland followed, depor- tation from Moscow because the authorities had not given advance authorization for crossing Liberia. In Finnish surroundings, he Is en- abled to send An uncensorecL ac- a6unt'of the straits of the Bus-' slan people Hi hurriedly observ- ed while he and a number of refugees made the first trip of United States citizens across Rus- In the last two years. Everywhere in all this trip from, one end of Russia to the k other the cry for food and cbth- was heard. It was heard through the heart of Russia, where the crews of locomotives were clad In ragged garments with sandal-like shoes braided from the bark of trees. As they engines they begged for black bread from the little group of foreign refu- gees who were passengers on the train being sent.from Moscow to the Finnish frontier. Tlie appeal for the necessities of living is unlversaLfrom the people, excepiMrom the extra- rationed'class of higher military and civil -government authorities. To Lenlne, the covrct premier himself, according to the accepted report In Moscow, is at- tributed the statement that the Russian people could not pass through another winter like tKe last. Even now, stories are cir- culated for popular' consumption that Lenlne himself Is suffering for want of food because of his Insistence upon sharing the plight of the people. The story goes that he refuses-more than his allotted share of black bread of a pound which Is the ratio today issued to tho civilian population In Moscow. note. "From this attitude we will not While recalling the aid rendered the Russians from thp. lime of tho Russian rcvoltition until the treaty of Brest-LHOvak, the United -States at tho same time believes lhat it la in the 'best interests of HIP. Russian peo- ple, lhat, ttic United States will not recognize soviet Russia or deal with the Bolshevik, The U.-S. Note WA3INXGTO.Y. Aug. U. Tho position of the I'nited States govern- itioui in the Polish situation wis lodny bor'uro the world. Sided briefly ihc. stands as favoring ;iroscTvalioa tn'lhe political Independent and lerri'orirrl Integrity of I'ohmd ;IK opposing ariv dismemberment of Russia. outlines of this iiolic-y was set in a note dispatchc'l Sprrflary Colby to tHe Itnllnn rtmhas- fiMlcr. To Ihe lhat Tolanil continue an sutc, tiio United States government, Colby declares in hii note, will a tti tiic cmplnymcrft of nil ir.ean; lo rontlsr It To saTomtarfi the inlor- csts of the Rnssian poyple (UsIlriK- from the Russian ,-JOY- (From Our Man on trie Spot) BLAIRMORE, Aug. thing is tense in police circles to- night. Every possible avenue of escape for Bassoff is-being care- fully watched and the oplnieri Is held that with every hou.r the possibility Is greater of Bassoff giving himself up or again'mak- ing his presence known. Inspector MacDonell, of the R. C. XI, P., lias thrown out" additional guards In almost every part of tho district, particularly north of Blair- more. Kiforls arc being made to- night by tho heads of tho different police departments on duty hero to increase the effectiveness of their men for the search "Wednesday that they hope will be the grand finale. It is planned to piit' >lhe swiftest, runners In camp after the blood- Iho leashes of which .will Iirobably IJR held by two deputy turned -into the .wood back of the Frank Sanitarium in wbl'.'h the wquiided Bassoff is' supposed to be ill hiding.' :Whether tue scent- will still.be strong) enough for the dogs to follow is the one factor of doubt. Dur- ing, the afternoon following -Tjassoff's appearance .at', the Hojloway... ranch house it rained. 'That afternoon also a bik posse of men crossed and re- crossed the trail left by Hasspff. It is therefore possible that the hounus may not be able to pick up the scent. If, however, they do get a strong enough-, scent to follow and are able lo track Bassoff to his lair, what will they find? Is Bassoff rtead or alive? The police place implicit faith iu'Mrs. Holloway's stor.y.: They believe that the "wounded man. who visited the ranch on Monday morning was Bass- -otf. Mrs. Tlolloway is a trained nurse, and u very sensible and capable wo- man. She is not in the least hysteri- cal about the-, bandit's vlfill. Her story is brief 'and convincing and, It does not grow in tho telling. Tholigli she-told the bandit slie did not know who he was and didn't want to know, she was very sure in. her own mind, and she took occasion to give his in- (From Herald's Man on Spot.) FRANK, Aug. and starvation are expected to 1 end the man-hunt here Two bloodhounds, experienced Tn criminal work In Washington State, be turned lose early In the morning at the rear of the- Halloway ranch. Two deputy sheriffs from Seattle will reach here at eight o'clock In the morning. Today the dogs were In Calgary. It Is expected the deputies will have charge of the dogs. Police here ore'In possession ot Bassoff's coat and hat arid part ot his shirt. Police officials hope the dogs will be able to pick up the handlt's lrail_from them. They" are a little apprehensive on this point. As It rained steadily for a couple of hours yesterday, they fear the scent may Ue obliterated at the Halloway ranch. Some stones In the neighborhood ot Bellevue still hold blood marks from Bassoff's efforls to get away on afternoon. They hone these will "prove of value !a the hunt. In the neighborhood of ?ranlv today everything has been activities being transferred to Blatrmofe. Mem- b'ers of the n. C. M. P. are conducting investigations there at' tke present time. FTope was expressed today that Bassoff would have lq- conie oill for food, Bearing this li mind a guard was placet! arouficl Ihe'side, of the mountain back'-of- At supper tiniB he war, rstllj P. R. police, beKeres the man is still in the bush at the rear ol the Hallo- way ranch. More Police Arrive. Ten more members of the R. C. M. P. arrived at Blairmore- this afternoon from. Banff. All day H- C. It. P. men have been Inrestimating "the report brought in this morning by a boy which was to the effect that while driving cows In the neighborhood of the Htrrlson ranch, he had seen n man, tonga and rugged looking, with a bandage around one arm. At the' time o! writing the party had sot re- turned.- Bellevue inks again today the 'centre of interest The Inquest into the death of Nick Hysllk "was held by Coroner Robertson and Constable Hidson was exonerated. Many'ehota hare been discharged in the district lately, without any ap- parent resnts. It Is growing danger-, ous for any stranger to traTel r the bush around Prank -without first warning the police. This several shota -were heard north of the town, and It Is thought, from the Lilla trail. and the are banking on Dta'r- jureiPleg lion, lie very thorough examina- in bad shape. U is be- lieved Ihot the fact that tho bandit askctl Sirs. T-lotloway to put him to bed and look after hijn for a couple of days indicated that the desperado understood his. bad physical condi- tion but that his minii was wandering to some extent at the time, and ho did rot understand ihal his swfety from pursnit would bfi greatly jeopar- dized by such: .action. If Bassoff, therefore, is In such bad condition, and if lie has received no attention from friends since, it is possible that when he is found he may bo dead, lie has not been Been since, lie entered tne woods, and that is added evidence sheriffs from Seattle.' The h'oundsi jj bad condition and not will be-taken off the train at. Frank, Rumors nre still plentiful asj rorfcs in Ihe Frank slide. Tonight a rumor fa current that Areloff is in lililfni; In Bolshevik! flats aL Colcman. This is a Russian Rp.tllemcnt that is without street Hghts of any kind. Your correspondent visllert this ills- Iviot lohiKht and It InokeiHiko a fine nejp fet regime the United Slates govern- ment through the riote the niHctl and associated powers H would regard with satisfaction a declaration by them of respect for the territorial Integrity and true boundaries of Hus- sia. The United States, flic note asserts, lakes no exception lo the efforls to arrange art armistice between Poland. and Russia, but for tho pre-senl, at least, cannot consent to any plan to divert such armistice- negotiations Into a general European conference. In discussing the situation resulting from the sweep of the soviet armies into Poland, Secretary Colby takes pc caslon to repeal the previously ex- pressed sympathy of the United Stales govemment for the Russian people as well as the government's previously announced decision not lo recognize the soviet regime which Is character- ized as a noil-representative govern- ment whose only is brutal forco, lull tumuli', ituu it jjr.u a "l.lplaco to hido dark as It could pbasibiy be. Current conversation iilainfa.ins' that the settlement Is honeycombed with dugouts, and sec- ret-hiding places, many of which arc salil to contain liquor stills. HlOH COMMISSIONER TO VISIT CANADA LONDON, Aug. Ga- zette flcorge Perley is In Paris today lo sign tho Turkish treaty on behalf nf Canada. He will sail tomorrow for the Dominion, where lie expects to remain for two or three' months. LOW BUILDINGS MOST PROFITABLE THIRTY-TWO KILLED IN ITALIAN EXPLOSION FLORENCE, Italy, Aug. Thirty-two persons were killed and several wounded in the ex- plosion of a. munitions depot here yesterday. Tho explosion result- ed from a fire. PONZI SERVED TERM AT MONTREAL BOSTON, Aug. Ponrl personally admitted today that he was the Charles Ponil who serv- ed a term in the penitentiary in Montreal, Reports from Montreal circulat- ed here were to the effect that Ponzl under, the name of Ponsl had operated a financial plan promising large returns In Mon- treal 13 years ago. vatlon .and .bloodhounds' lo end the chase tomorrow.' like rain" and it does comet It will jneari another setback for the police Tt was raining slightly at Blairhiore this aftcrnooV Where Is Aretoff? Tnai is another question'facing the police, who. are devoting-'.pracllcalty all their efforts lo capturing- Ba'ssoff. Arelcrf has not been heard'trom since when I he'.trio went Into Cols- man for money nnd bread. Intended Bank Hold-Up Residents .of the district are now claiming It was the. bandits intention to hold up the bank there.' Police In- vestigation showed they fried to-cash a check nnd did njt show their guns. Tho Lelhbrldgd city police have estab- lished that BassoEI has au account In the Bank of Montreal. Lethbridge. Another contention made Is, that George Akroff, the dead bandit, Is a brother of-Tom Basso FT. According to nformatlpn given HcrnVT this Identification has been made through the means of photographs. SHU an- oilier rumor Is to. the effect that the man who was murdered at Burmis and whose body was found In a cul- vert two" miles east of that town. wfiF a. member of TJassoff's gang and was dont away with by them; Rumor Murders Areloff That many stories get going Is sill' further made evident by the reported belief lhat BJissqff hag disposed 01 Areloff by the. murder routn. Nothing oxcept tbe lack Of .information about Areloff's whereabouts goes lo substan- tiate this and the, reputation now earned by Bassoff. It seems peculiar hat If Areloff has been nmrderecJ us chum, his body has iv some of thn searching parlies while ooking for tho master criminal. Fearing thai Daasoft had taken the mx trail through Mile and over the nounlaJn to Blairhiore or Coleman, inrties went over that traii but no .race of the fugitive was discovered. Prominent Irishman, As Kcsull, Resigns Prom Advisory Council DUBLIN, Aug. Tuomaa Stafford has resigned his membership In' the riceroyra'advisory council be- the premier "has TC' fused to lake the only step giving a chance for peace, namely, the firm1 and immediate offer of a form ol "do- minion governmenL" Next to Frank Brooke, who was assassinated on July 30 by three men in a railway directors' room in 'Dub- lin, Sir Thomas Stafford has been tbn closest personal friend of Viscount French, tha lord lieutenant. The atiUlary is taking stern mea- sures against persons: concerned in holding Sinn Ftin criminal courts. Three men hate been convicted and sentenced to two years at bard labor by a courtmartlal for "carrying" off two men for unlawful purposes. Sev- eral buildings used as "republican" courts have been occupied by tlia military. ;ln some cases bloodhonnds are be- ing employed by tbe police In hunt- ing suspected persons. SAYS RAILROADS CAN STAND INCREASED COSTS BETTER THAN CONSUMERS Bloodhounds Cause Stampede; All Ready For Bandit Chase LABOR WINS SOUTH NORFOLK ELECTION MfXNEAPOUS, buildings erected oj] expnu- tilvft lola are more prod tahi a than skyscrapers towering in- (e llie air in Ihe opinion of yarious members of the Xa- ff tloual Association of Building ff Owners and Managers express- tt ed at their ahuual convention 'here. This Is coutradlctory to the generally r.ccepted theory of realty men. LONDON', Aug. Pressl The result of the houlh Norfolk elec- tions couse'diient on the succession ol Cozens Hardy, the late member, to the peerage, resulted ns follows: Edward's, Labor, Dally, Coali- tion-Liberal. BiiC; Roberts, Independ- ent-Liberal 211S.J Fifty-seven per cent of the elector afe voted. Mr. Kdwarda was largely Identified with the agricultural labor crs' which la very ctronf in this- constituency. He previously OTTAWA, Aug. Canadian this morning's session of n murderer! by] tho rales case before" tbe railway not been found commission, J. M. Daly of the Canad- ian Retail Coal Association, sti-ongly protesled against any increase in the freight, rate on coal. Mr. Daly took tho position that the railways'were better able lo bear increased' costs, than tho consumer. Already Ihe cost of coal was almost- prohibitive and Jol. D. Y. Maclcod, chief of the C. wood was practically unobtainable. (From Herald Man on Spot) BLAIRMORE, Aug. n bloodhounds, Tan, Lightning and Dynamite, arrived in Frank, this morning and froms all appear- ances they arc ready for a good, chase. Whether' they be of any use today remains to be seen. A heavy downpour.of rain fell from 11 o'clock last night un- til 5 o'clock this morning. Dynamite and Lightning are two old and experienced dogs. They have beon tin many a h.unt before. Dun Is liltle more than a pup. Dynamite Is six years of age ami Lightning Is five Thoy jumper! ofl the express cnr al Frank, all on heavy leashes, anil flic crowd on the platform scattered. Tbo dogs started, to is good way to describe Iheir voices. Deputy Sheriff C." H. Kearney and A, L. Leo, of Kings county, Washing ton state, nro in charge of Iho dogs and they find it Is not an.oaiy.lnsk to hold So'vorai coHies and (logs of other varieties 'were'.hanging represented Lincoln in rarliaraent. .around tho stallon. platform when tho train arrived at S o'clock, and. there wag a general In dogdom. The bloodhounds started to pull tho- sheriffs around to Investigate their canine relatives, but the relatives did not loiter for introductions, Police officials arc not despairing of ending tbo clmse today, In spite of the heavy rain last night. Tho depu- ties evidently believe there is a pos- sibility of picking up the scent.'. Tho bloodhounds were taken to Bellevufa to get In on tho first trail' left, [bat of blood across the open patch of coun- try Immediately west of, Bellevue, where'Ilassoff. was first chased by a posse after tho murder Saturday. "Following that they will be trtcu to the lialloway ranch. Reports giv- en yesterday were to -the effect thar the police bad a coat, hat and a piece of Bassofi's shirt. Last night .'your correspondent was told that the coat has disappeared They slill pos'sesS the bat and sbirf, from1 which it Is honed the dogs will be able to work. (Continued on Pass ?Ivo.t ;