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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBIi Ottfl DAILY HEttALD THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1020 Derail Hlberta 'DAILY. AND WEEKLY and Publishers- THE -LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED S24 6th Street Lethbridgt W. A: BUCHANAN and 'Job a Torrance Business Ji Kember Audit Bureau of CircutoUons. Subscription per week .25 Dtlly, ty null, per year........ S.CO Daily, by mall, lor 6 month e 41 Dally, by mail, 3 months 150 Weekly, by mall, per year 1.50 Wwily, by mall, per year to B.S. 2.00 CROW'S NEST PASS A CLEAN UP. No one can read the reports coming 'from the scene of tho bandit hunt In the Crow's Nest these days with- ont fcclng (truck by the fact that law seems to have been the order toe day lu the Pass for some con ".slderable i time before the -murder ol police officers served to bring it forcibly liefore the public. Wide-open bars where bootleg whiskey flowed as freely as in the old days of the territorial permit dires and gambling joints, end a gen eral disregard (or law and order seems to hare been the rule, and this, too right iu lae heart of the mining dis trict where there is the greatest con centration of population any section of Albsrla, arid where above all other parls of the province pn effort should have been made ti impress the foreign-born with tb fact that the 'law was made to be ob served. The result has been that the Crow'. Nest Pass has become infested witl Bangs of bootleggers, crooks and gun men, and it is no surprise now tha the culmination came in tho murde of -two police officers by member B o one ot the worst gangs of despera does it has ever been Alberta's fortune to b arbor. There is evidence that the effort to maintain the law in a dignifle manner in this foreign settlemin have not been up to the standan We 'fib. not- tian-.i this on the'follc officers. In that section who wer ''charged with the task of eriforcin ;tbe laws.' But we do think that th organization was far from efficien Those in authority do not appear to have sensed, the situation, and the folice officers who were In that sec- tion .were far too few for the task. Stories of bootlegging through the Pass hate been rampant during the 'past year. There seema to hare been 'a reeular and heavy traffic In illicit liijuor between Fernie nad the Crow's Nest towns. In r'ernie this was viecogaiied, and some time ago the B. C. police made a determined effort to sUmp out the traffic. But little was done on- the Alberta side of the border. DESPERADO TAKEN (.Continued from Front HARRY HAMMOND, HERO OF THE CHASE To Harry Hammond, of Lethbricige; engineer of the nisherengine, belongs the credit for spotting the bandit nd laying the wires for his arrest. Engineer Hammond >vas pushing an east-bound drag o Pincher Station when the headlight from his engine ras thrown on a-tramp-tike person on the right of way. The actions of the rria'n aroused his suspicions, and on his eturn to Lundbreck he notified officials of the company who were in charge of the chase at Frank, asking for nstructions. Four special 0. P. R. police were at Lund- breck and Mr. Hammond received orders to return to- vards Pincher, keeping a sharp lookout for the man. BASSOFF CAPTURED WITHOUT A FIGHT About a quarter of a mile west of Pincher the wanted man was seen again in the glare of the headlight. He nirried off ths right of way as rapidly as and Engineer Hammond stopped the engine. The hunted man made for a shack close to the right of-way. The special officers and train crew, all well and surrounded the place. Entry was made into the nu'lding with drawn guns, and after three orders the nan held up his hands. Without a move on the part of he bandit the officers approached, manacled him, and ed him into the waiting room of the depot at'Pihcner. BASSOFF, BEYOND A DOUBT On being searched there were found on him two revolvers, one empty and one loaded, and a passport and exemption papers, bearing the name of Tom Bassoff. Then the C. P. R. specials knew they had taken .their man. C. P. R. MEN ARE JUBILANT Word was immediately'flashed to Lethbrklge ancLto frank. Naturally there was great rejoicing among, the personnel of the C. P. R. forces that their own men had captured the man who, nine days before, had held up and robtied'a C. P. R. passenger train, who was held respon- sible fqr the death of two police officers while-resisting arrest for the crime of train robbery, and who for over four days had eluded a cordon of two hundred police and reserves in spite of every effort to locate him. It was considered; just cause for rejoicing on the the company men, who give Engineer Hammbnd every.credit for his splendid headwork. TWENTY-FIVE MILES FROM MAN HUNT How Bassoff, pal of George AkrotT, killed in the same battle as the police officers, eluded 200 police of three 25 miles in a badly wounded condition, for examination in the station at Pincher repealed that-he was badly wounded in the right leg, only to fall a .prey to the headlight of an engine and the sharp deductions of a layman, who made no pretense at being a policeman, is a story .that Bassoff will tell before his preliminary he'ar- he visited tha barber, and this may account for thq difference ot opinion as to whetber to wore a moustache or not. But be is Bagsotf the hunted, and ne doesn't seem to qare much vi'b.al becomes ot bim, Tue strain Is over ami ho Indicates that be would appreciate a square meal. He has travelled over SO miles tu a wounded condition. Not alt ot the way by the railway track either. In fact it is understood that kept to the unbeaten, paths until he hit the near C'ou'ley. WAS HE HEADED FOR LETHBRIDGE? lUJSoH has not told where he was headed for when he was captured. It Is believed he tryius to get back to Lelhbrldge where he has friends: or probably Ko was only trying to jet airay from tho danger presented by 200 police, bent on one lo bring to justice the man they relieved to be responsible for Utfl murder of two ot their brother officers. If b.8; WM for fe gotag there by a different means ot locomotion thin he bad pictured. And Is going there to face another and., more serious situation than he has contended with during the past-ten days. It is believed his preliminary taartog be keid in though this will necessitate bringing a large of from Bellevue and other (owns. Oostabte Frewin is thsro however, and in tie mornlns tie and will meet somewhat different circumstances .from their of last Saturday afternoon. IS ARELOFF'S FREEDOM SHORT, TOO? Thit k the story as gathered tonight in little station at Piuchor City. It Is fragmentary but It tells mach that DM not been told during the past four There is mother chapter In the chase In the Crow's Nest Pass to lell, and that may be told during tha day. There was a well defined rumor tonight that Arelol. the third victim, had been seen near Crow's Nest and tomorrow the Seattle blood hounds will toll whether the rumor Is based on tact. It would be a fittins close to oicitingi week It Aroloff -too were lo follow Bassoff to tho cells. Buried Heroic Policemen at Macleod Wed. Grtat Gathering Pays Tribute Of Respect to the Constables Murdered at Bellevue BLOODHOUNDS AT WORK .The finding of the body of a dead man under, the culvert on the C.P.K. ing is over. Herald Man Right on the Job "Luckily. th'e' HeraTG reporter, 'Harold II. Coy, who was sent to the scene of the man hunt as soon as last Saturday's tragedy was reported, was on the eaEtboirad passenger coming irc-in Blairmore to Frank" While on the train he heard the rumor that had been captured. When Inspectors Carpenter and Ashman boarded the train at Frank to'g'6 to Pincher to take over the bandit, The Herald man stayed right on the train, travelling through with them, and as The Herald Is give in this editioa the' first rati' story of Eassoff's arrest and bis subsequent statements to be published by any newspaper in Canada. 'Mr. Coy has bee a on duty as special constable at Frank during Ihe four .days oJ the hunt, and his stones have been read with aridity 'by Herald .readers, .besides furnishing the tmsts of_tne dispatches which have kept the rest of Canada Informed, of" the Bellevue tragedy and bandit hunt. The Herald reporter's story appears on Ibis. page. HERALD fConlinuEd from Front I-age.) (By Herald Man on the Spot) Alta., Aug. Some one has blundered and BassoR is still alive, so faras the pollce'know at the present time. At least they are still acting on the assumption that he 'f. The blunder was discovered this morning when the police were ready Lo take the three blood hounds, Dyna- mite, Lightning and Dan, out to the Hallo way ranch. Then it was found that the coat, hat and portion of the shirt that they understood were In the possession of Coroner Robertson at Delle.vue were not to bo found. This afternoon Cor- oner Hobertson produced a brown peak cap .but he does not knew, to whom It belongs. He thinks It might be Eassofi's and on the strength of a statement from n Chinaman, he ten- dered it to C. P. R. Detective Ashman this afternoon, After cross' examination. Detective Ashman found out lhat Robertson did not know when the cap was found. It was'necessary to call the Chinaman in, and he stated it was discovered in the falal booth of the Bellevue Cafe two hours after the shooting took place Saturday after- noon. True enough, the cap smells as if it had been worn by a foreigner, and some long black hair was found in it- Ahput the only thing Coroner Robertson, was sure .about was thai the cap does not it-long to Akroif the dead man. He was sure that the dead man was buried wllh his own cap. However, it is known that Bass on a cowboy's hat on in the taurant, and that he was not wearing one when, he left it on his dasti for freedo'm Saturday afternoon. Coroner Robertson has put the supposition that the cap have fallen out ot the coat pocket b Basscff. But' it must be remembere that it.was two hours after tho shoot Ing before the cap was Is sure that the booth was.' full' people maiAy following a'nd the finding of''the can by the cook in the restaurant. j The net result of all this was tha} the blood hounds bad to work on a cold trail this afternoon; and no re; suits occurred. 'As .it iras reported around Frank in thf morning tha( Bassoff had committed suicide, the deputies hoped that the hounds would be able to locate the One lone shot rang this morning at 5.30 o'clock, some- where In.the lush, at, cf the Halloway house, and investigation has proved that it was not fired by any ot the R, C. M.. P. men who were ms taVftn over the from the as pointed out by many vllling people and where blood was scaltered over stones north ot the oad, and on an incline. The dog picked up Ihe scent and followed It or a short' but weather and ralu had done their work. Practically, tha. entire population, children, men and women, dogs and cats, all turned out to see the blood- hounds. Many more stories originat- ed, from. Bellevue during the officers' short stay there. One Was to tbo effect that the bandit had gone to Liszard Lake, northwest of lire town; :o wash the blood wound's.'On nvestlgalton. it was found lhat every one had been told by some one else. The deputies then made trip around the north end of the Slide and doubled back to Frank. Although Bassoff has still evaded the police, the officers do not give up hope of locating him. After all tho mistakes. lhat have been made in this chase, they feel that success wil surely crown their efforts. They are positive that Bassofl will have to make his presence known tonight or tomorrow, and the hope Is held out that the cap Coroner Robertson has produced, anfi about which he knows so little, will be the clue that will bring one of the most desperate crim- inals of the Crow's. .Nest Pass coun- try to justice and the callows. uary, o[ Medicine. Hat, Glover of Edmonton and TOwIer ot Cal- gary, who were on duty at Lundbreck as.special police watching all .trains against the escape of the train bandits and murderers ot Usher-and.Bailey. ;clearly .indicated murder, does not ap- pear to have created a ripple. It was j an indication bl lawlessness but seems to have been taken matter of fact .Conditions in the Pass have seen yuih for some timo thai the'police lutborilles should hare undertaken li long time ago a general clean-up. Had that been done there would not have "been concentrated there snch a gang as the Bassoffs and the Akrotfs, whose lawless natures were only Im- pelled to greater lawlessness when they saw the being so openly violated, and ths crime of last Sat- urday would probably never havo been written. ,It was a crime wlilob. Is a black blot on the fair name at A3- herU, and the Attorney-General's de- partment should lose no time In effect- Ing such a police organization in tho 'Crow's Nest Pass dislrict that a re- currence would bo impossible. A thorough clean-up ot that district is what fa needed, it would have wholesome effect on the foreigner who leti tls liberty run to license. Saturday's tragedy has created a pub- lic demand for Inslanl action, hich had orders to proceed with tho pusher engine from Lundbreck back b.cUj pjn Qf )ocoting tho pariy Engine6r Wlcn .the proba man started talk Jng about "quite tool" wo begin to wopder whether he's going to tan. us another lemon like be did las plater. EOBtbouod freight on the C. P. R Jnain line will start'shorliy to taki Ihe cut-oft via Empress and Swlf Current Instead of the present route iTla Medicine Hat. We aro now du .to hear roar from the Hatters. The state of Washington ejpect harvest this a wheat crop o iashsls.v Alberta 'will hav J-Jisarly double this crop. The Leth bridge cJlvisIpn will produce bushols. or nearly two-thirds as much (til Ife? ff on guard. Deputies Lee and Kearney were C. P.' R. Defective Made Biscov- ery Jugt in the Nick of Time to Avert Wreck ammond had seen, and to make a Ihorough invesligation. They did 50. SPOTTED THEIR MAN AGAIN About a quarter of a mile west ot Pincher Station .thoy-spotted their iari, who hastened as rapidly as possible 08 the right-of-way ami .went into shod across the railway yards. Tho shed belongs to the.South lay Growers'Association7 of Pincher Creek. Tho constables and 'engine rew dismounted after stopping the engine, surrounded the1 place and care- ullyxapproached. The bandit was spotted. Three' times hV was ordered o hold np his hands before he finally did EO. When he did, tho actual arrest made by Constables Glover and Towler, aided by Wm. .Jlaltierson and 1. Brown, of the Lake of the Woods Milling Co., with me'm'b'ers ot'th'e engine rew and the other constables all in close formation about the shed. Engineer lammond was armed wllh a trusty rifle belonging lo Supl. MacKinlosh, so that he was In at the arrest also. TWO GUNS, ONE LOADED On Bassofl when he "was searched immediately after the arrest..vrcro oiind his two guns which he had used with such deadly effect )ri the Eel.e- ue battle. One of these guns was empty. In the other were BOVCTI loaded holls, Bassoff was then taken, (o the station huSldlng where, In the walling he was put through a stiff examination in an effort to. as much as possible about hla movements since lie was laat seen going over.tho hill iut of Bollevuo on Saturday afternoon following the- murder. His pockets tad revealed papers bearing tho namo of Thomas Bassofl. One was a pass- port and another was hla exemption paper. Ills identity had thus been stab li shed on d tho shadow of a donht. _ NO ARM WOUND VISIBLE Further identification, if any were necessary, was provided by the bullet round in his right leg. The bullet had entered the calf of the leg, and as a a could be ascertained there was no wound in his arm or ehoulder. Jut the leg was In {airly bad shape, not BO bad as has been reported, cer- not bad enough to causes him to die therefrom. It was bad enough, however, that he was forced to depend on a slick which he had picked up o help him in his walking. It was bad enough to make one wonder how ho came lo ho 25 miles from the centre of the hunt for him at Prank; and one wondered too just whether he over have been captured had ho escaped from the BeHevue batUo unwounded. ARRESTED WITHOUT A FIGHT He showed no fight when he wag arrested. Ho didn't look like a man who wanted to fighl. It had been predicted that he would never be taken alive, that he-would spit fire with two guns at the first sign that he was cornered. But this prediction, like many of the theories which have been concocted durins the four days ot tho chase, waa without foundation.' BASSOFF'S MOVEMENTS SINCE SATURDAY After Bassoff Iclt the Bellevuo restaurant last Saturday, lio went down over tho hill, down to tho river and has been working his way ever since. Ho has on a fur cap and overcoat now. he got them ho hasn't lold. lie hasn't had anylhlns lo eat for Ihose four days, lie lold his questioners. He didn't call ot the Hallowny ranch on Monday morning, he declares, though this statement Is taken with a grain of sail hy (he "police. His appearance, tho use of the stick to help him to his unshaven face, all hear out Mrs, Hnlloway'n description of hor early morning visitor, and tho police think Mrs. JIalloway's story will yet admitted by him THE MOUSTACHE CONTROVERSY EXPLAINED Aa stated hefore, Bassoff doesn't present the appearance tonight, here In lha I'lnchcr station, of being the bold Iwo-giia mar, pictured during the past four days. He is not In too bad a condition, but ho la not a well maa He Is shrivelled, dirty and down in the mouth, lie hasn't hail a sbavo for many days, arid he has (ho black moustache over v.'hich there bec-n so much controversy. It looks as if II had been closely the last tlma positive in their statements that if the -bush contained a" dead body, the dogs.would not hare-.much, trouble- in locating the remalrus, no matter how long since life had been'snuffed out. Shortly aflcr two o'clock this after- noon the deputies' and man started "fnto tho .bush.at the rear of the Halloway ranch with the dogs. They made several trips across the bush and then returned to Frank. The Wednesday night will-long be re- niemoenid in C, -P, R., police ctrcle-i as an eventful night on a'c'count of tho Tom BassSff-and'it was a close shave in being an eventual night in another raanner.- Train number 58, which last night was carrying a capacity IqacJ h'ad a narrow escape from being wrecked at mileage 93, about two miles wegt of- Cploman. But for the timely action of Detec- live Murin, of Saskatoon C..P. R. div- ision, that train might have rolled Into the ditch carrying death and de- struction with it. The Saskatoon man, while returning from a trip to Crow's Nest on a jigger discovered sixteen spikes laid ou the high rail of the track at the ppint given above. Each spike was resting on the rail with the head pointing east. This (From Our Own Correspondent) MAOLEOD, Aug. Never In ths ilstory of Wacleod, have the people jeen so touched as by the death of the wo young policemen heroes who were burled today: Friends, neighbors and relatives came from all parla to pay heir last respects to the two men who were killed In the discharge fp .heir duty. They died as only British and Canadian soldiers die, with their 'ace to the foe, and knowlug no fear. They died at the hands of thoso who asked and received British rights, and Jrititih protection, among British EUD- ects. These foreigners then ktook ad- vantage of th'eir rights, by taking the ives ot those who were their protect- ors. Constable Baillle was born in. England, camo to Alberta when a youth, with Ills parents, and lived on Lha farm. When the war was over he joined the A.P.P. and had the day of his death been transferred from Lethbridge to Blairmore. He was 30 jears of age; leaves a wife and three small children. Corporal Usher was born iu Ireland, where his mother lives? On returning to Alberta from France he rejoined the R. C. M. Police. He was an exem- plary young man nud had uiauy friends. He was senl lhat morning is the Pass, and met his death at the hamls of a bandit. At exactly three o'clock Wednesday afleruoon, Ihe military procession lefl tho barracks, the gun carriage, liear- Ins the two coffins, draped with the Union Jack and drawn- by four ore, in caro of Ihree men and followed by Corporal Usher's dorse, with the funeral 'decorations and the late'rid- er's boots The ptvicesEion was fed by the firing party ot .SrrgL. Webb, Serg't-Major Armour took charge of the balance of the procession. The pallbearers were six of the n. C. W. P.'s and six A. P. P.'s. Supt. Pennefather and Lindsay of tho R. C. M. P. Supt. Bryan and Inspector Braniley of the A. P. P-. at- tended. Several N.C.O.'s were in at- tendance. .The procession went to Ilia Church of England, the building being crowd- ed, and only one-third of the people jained admittance. The service -was laken in a masterly way by Rev. S. Middleton, who spoke of the history of tha crime that led to the death of the brave young meu who gave up their lives, as Christ gave up Ilia life and finished with "greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his lifo for bis friends." The largest fu'rieral procession ever seen nere fol- lowed the gun carriage to the public cemetery, where the services were conducted by Ray. S. Middleton.' The remains of Corp. Usher being laid away flrst, in the plot where rests the members of tho greatest forco Canada ever baa had for the car- rying out of law nnd order. Const, liaillie was a son'of Jlnrk Baillle, ono ot (lie prominent farmers of the Mac- leod district! The remains were laid lo resl in the family nlol with'the marks of respect due lo the family to which lie hclonRSj and also due the excellent organization; the Provincial The late Corporal: who was buried ut Macleod yesterday.; showing the estimated, rise'of operat- ions for 12 months'pri .theM920 basis- with the wage Increase granted by the Unites States railway labor.board and assuming that increased'.freight and passenger roles applied '.to the 13 mouths' business. Oross'caVninjs we're'sh'own as 07G.SS1, operating, expenses' S3S.97, leaving'a net'deficit of ?3.807.- 955.P9 with. ,811 operating ratio oi 105.01 per cent! "This meant, Ihe wit- ness pointed oul, that thq're. wag noth- ing left lo pay.! a ay. interest charges however. In the course.; of; hfs'-'evidence Mf- Hills staled tKa'i nnder Ihe new wages award the Increase would mean ton million dollars "Iff tne'Canadlan Nat- ional railways. <-yl further statement that were work- ing five day. caused Mr. Car- veil lo r- "If the-railways iwant.fd charge the Canadian publio, len iniUibn dollars id order to payr trainmen fox working five-hours' a day j should like'to know something more' 'pbo'uf it. train- men should be. here." He added that'before he granted tho application hi? would, require to be supplied with Ihe PICJCEJ) UP IN PASSING Police, of which he was a member! The esteem in which these men were held was manifested by tho large number ol floral tributes which cov- ered the caskets. cold trail could not .be used and fur- W0uld act as a ueraller for number thcr; wort was useless. IC8, which was east bound. All tho 1 Before starting oat the deputies spjfces were on ono rail. Mr. Slnrln cleaned .out the nostrils of Ihe ani- rcmoTecj the spikes and reporled- Ibe mals.with wet clolhs, making Ihe dogs sneeze. This was to get rid ot any old scenls. The dogs went right to work In fine style. They almost draggejl their masters through the bushes, and as described before, the bushes are dense. Tho bushes are. il of trails of policemen and once in while a hound would pick one. up and lead his master a' merry ciiasn. Dan, the youngest of tha trio, was placed in the centra and waa followed by Detccllve Ashman. He picked up several scents and followed (hem In good slylo, cmlltlng- occasionally a whine. As a rule the dogs did not make any noise, making ono think o! a silent spcc'ro creeping up on the hiding man to end his freedom. Both Ihe old dogs-worked well and diligently, but Ihey did not locate Bassoff. The young dog onca in a while tried lo join cither Lightning or Dynamite. Following Ibe search at Ihe Hallo- way ranch. Ughlnlng was taken lo Bellevue by tho two depulics and De- Iccllvc Ashman. The reslauranl was vlstled and what took placo there has been described above. The dog matter to Colonel' D. Y. MacLeod, chief of the C. P. K. police, who then had Ms headquarters in C. D. MacKin- losh's private car at Frank. Colonel MacLeod beltevea it was the work ol children. This Is the second lime such an accident bas been narrowly averted close to Coleman. GERMANS EMIGRATE first contingent ol German emigrant workmen has sailet from SlGllIn to Heval enroute for the Kolomna Industrial center, 75 miles cast from Moscow. Most of the men are melal workers, and building trade operatives, During 'the next few weeks, according to the Tngeblatl several more batches of work ers each will follow. The German government after pro traded negollallona is now Issuing emigration permits on a large scale The Tageblalt also says Ibat a Trade Union Commission will shorlly pro ceed lo Russia In order to sallafy II self lhal Hie men are suitably employ cd and housed. CHRONOLOGY OF BANDIT HUNT MONDAY, AUG. purchase tickets at Ixilbbrldgo for the Crow's Nest. Hold up train nearing Sentinel, rob crew ami passengers, and escape. Pursuit organized. SATURDAY, AUS. Dnssoff nnd Akroft come Into Bcllcvim located in cafe by police. Battle follows. Akroff ami Offlcora Usher Bailey killed. Rassbtf escapes with wounded leg. Police reserves rush- ed by spctinl train from Ixsthbrldgo and bandit hunt starts. MONDAY, AUG. comes lo Ilallowayjranch near Frank for food. Disappears in woods at rear ot tarn. WEDNESDAY, AUG. hounds arrive from Seatllo bill Bcenl is cold. Al 11 p.m. Bassoff captured without a fight at Plncbcr City by C, P. II, spfir.iiil police, THllRSp'AY, AUG. brought to Lethbrlilgo and lodged In cells at A. P. p. headquarters, Says Aroloff Is still al Coleman and hunt for last of trio contlniis-s. P.O-H T H E .B-I Y -M A' N Statement.That Passenger Train Men Only Work That Length, of Time tho course ol the evidence of "Mr.' Hills, a'sslslanl" to Sir. Hatrna of the Canadian National railway, before' tbV Railway Commis- sion, produced charts .contrasting tho (ftst of railway labor wllh th4 revenue from .freight, showing that the average r'e'c'elpts nor ton per mile were-, actually lower up fo 1016 than they 1907 and expressed for convenience as the return for moving ono thousand tons, one hundred miles, tha railways' remuneration for per- forming Ibis service decreased'from in 1907 tp ?653 In 1916 and lhal Ihe annual average wage of Ihe em- ployees had Increased from M73 In 1907 to at which time the lines showed on the cbart crossei duo lo war condlllons. Tho annual average employees1 wage went np toi in 1915 whereas the receipts of Ihe rallwp.y.for moving ono thoiis-l and tons 100 miles wont up only lo i A similar cbarl'submitted by: Mr. Hills showed that the average fnre for Journey had remain- ed practically staltonnry between liifn and 1516 and had ihcn gone upward, reaching in 1919, whereas the cost of- wholesale prices as Indicated by the-' deparlfjient, of labor's Index figure, covering 272 commodities went lip from to' 182 In 1916 and up to S56 6 In 1520. Tbo lines again cross- ed after 1916, tho disturbed conditions being Atlrlbutcd to the war. Mr. Hills also ,put in a FhowingMhe Increased cost of coal. This showed that In 1520 th'o average price was a ton as against In 1515, tho hclual coal bill having gone up from In 1016 to in )920. This was for about twice the amount of coal, the actual Increase In, price being 92.27 per cent. The wilfiess also exhibited- a I able Bahbi Solomon Jacobs died at To- ronto following a lengthy in.ness. Brooks tax-rate has been fixed kl 60 mills. t i The' late Sheriff van Wart, of Cil< an estate-'of Lornd Hclmer-was sent up for trial on the charge ot murdering Jnracs U Learn of Walsinihainb'h "July 13.' John Hlggins, ol Kcmp'tviHc, Onl., has fceen appointed by the civil service .corrirnlssipn, promoter of egg production, department of sgricullura The Dominion Pire: Chiefs closed Iheir convention at St. Thomas, Out., with tho selection of 'Three Tlivers, Que., as the location of the 1921 con- vention, and 'Ihe' election "of Deputy Fire Commissioner Hea'lh of Sask., as president'for tha ensuing year, David Klncald, the relumed noldier, who has the neigh- borhood of Loon Lake, 90 mlle-s cast of-Port Arthur, was' picked, up by a passing-freight (rain, at" mileage Kiricaid had hecr? woods for tho past apparently Itv- Ing on berrles-and roots. He was taken to his 'in Fort William. Start Children slart thern right In learn- ing music. A good and a pood teacher are absolulcly ne- cessary. The first wo can supply In the famous ojd MASON i RI8CH They cost than you ox- pecUal "Factory to Home" prices. Sold oh fiaa'y ierms, too Ask for style catalogue, Balmoral Block "The Home of