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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XUL LETHBRIDGE, AUGUST 13, 1920 NUMBER Areloff Believed to Plenipotentiaries Leave Warsaw to Make Crossed Line atGatewa Peace With Gave Life Doing His Duty Police Concentrate on Chase Believed To' Have Seen it Gateway How Police Organization Work- Detectives plied Names of liandits 'WOUNDED LEG GAVE BASSOFF AWAY WED. WlUi four po.Iee departments work- 'lug In co-operation from Bcllevue to Colemau during the past week eome Interesting occnrrances anil observa- tlons were made. UIQ time tbe I'.flrBt word was received in telling "of the hold-up on August 2, hethbrldgelotal police, tbe R. C. M. I', and the were working hard. When one ponslders the crude man- ner fit .which the'tlireo Russian Cos- eaeks, AkroTf, BaEsoft end Areloff, .lield up Nua.Ler fi3 at Sonltnel'on the of August 2 they nmy wohd- cr Uovv" it is they eluded the police. f Areloif is still at large auil UassoH is j ijii jail and the other man is resting Jin a wooden box'in a potter's grave in Hellevue. The lalo Constable Frederick "William Brans Bailey, who was killed in the fighC with the bandits at Bcllevue last Saturday afternoon. Const. Bailey dirihaTfalal afternoon trial these iis a i'acleort boy, son ot Mark Bailey, an old-timer in that district. He was men issued their defiance against law with lull military honors on Wednesday at Macleod. The same eron- i and'order in Canada brazen enough not lo wear any masks and was [be greatest help the police have had in tbe case. In fact that was the act that sealed the doom and spell- cepKuccess for the police. Local Police Gave Namet hi less than one hour after descrip- tions had been received In IDetcctiveS' and Wallia, of tho rity police'force told C. D. SlacKin- tosh, superintendent of tho Southern .AIherU_ division of n., and Jtr.pbrintendeal Pennefather, of the R. C. -M. of .the.th'ree ban- dits.- They toltt them l.erii living. In LethhriagG-rin-, 2'r.rts what tbey-bad been doirip. in and around tbe city. Me- tuctives1 bad had them under obsrifva- for regi.ylsrpl hotel an but that was sooii discovered. He had Jjcen in Last.wiut- them were photograph-, when of Bolshevists was being made. Tblfl Infonuatipn sent police officials scurrying weal on a special train last Saturday afternoon, your, corres- jjiomJehl, to.'Fraiik.-inoylns full well v horn they were looking (or, having Accurate descriptions of tho twu men ll'.on left aHve. Tbo belhbrldgc local police we.nt to t_he scene on tbe train and took parl In operations for 'several days. Al tbe scene o[ ihe bunt were jthrce beads of the R.C.M.I'., Colonel Y. ot thft C.P.H. police nnd at times Inspeclor Risk, of tho Chief TMnclivo Nicholson, ot Ithe same forco, and Superintendent I of the R.C.M.P. The Police Organization The A.i'.I'. and the n.C.M.P. dovot- cd their efforts to work in tbe hushes, and the C.P.H, men guarded tbo com pany's property, covering track ei- lor.ding.fbr about thirty miles. That was the pkn of campaign but at times all forces wore working together, par- ticularly on Monday and Wednesday the actual heating of the bush was proceeding. The C.P.R. men had MacKlotosh'B track ryrd-at their disposal and it was used extensively. Hall was in charge of It, [rushing mon tuck and forth along .the Itracks at-all hours of the day ahrl Tho Mounties guarded ilio ro llh the provincial police. All motor j ra were either stopped or forced lo j .slow down so the occupants could be at some place1 on the road Ije- (tweon BfilleviiB and Blalrmore. On Sat- fiirday night and Sunday this work wns k-arricd out at many points along ing the Imndit Bassoff declared to be the murderer ol Const. Bailey, was arrested ?.t Pincher City.. Preliminary Tria at 2 HELD UP" MAN WITH JHIS RIFLJB AND ASKED FOR MATCHES; GOT THEM FERN1E, "Aug' ould tp reach Natal, board a coal cfcr ami get across Incline. He has had ample time to do.this and confirmation of this repqrt is anxiwisly ajvailed here, Fernle Centre of (Special-to ihe Herald) ..FBRNIE, B. C., Aug. Cariienter, of the 0. P !t service, lo hero and Fernie irfeclloti3 of Mies Manchester lyplal who was on her way to Canadi to marry a Canadian soldier. Upon her arrival at Halifax she was re- shipped to England, Mellor following her there. PROF.1DEXTER DEAD NEW HAVEN. Conn.. AUK, J3 Professor Franklin B. Hosier, former Kccrotary. of 'Yale University, died osclv this morninr, need IS. Sir George Foster Explains That Salt is' Possible Yet Hut. Not By Wheat Hoard OTTAWA, Anff. reply to Hit; cabled news- paper report that the Dominion ot Canada bad lost an order for 000 worth of wheat as a result of the removal of government conlrol. Sir George Foster, minister of trade and commerce, says tho statement is mis- leading, Sir George, Interviewed by the Canadian Press, paid: "It is quite true that intimations como from lha Greek; government that they would be In the market for wheat and were especially desirous of "ob- taining Ihst" whsal from Canada. The Inquiry from Iho Greek government was referred to the Canadian Wheat Board and dealt with by thai board in accordance with the circumstances of the case, incident upon the decontrol of the wheat market for the crop of. 1920." "The demand for wheat for Import hr Greece lias not been George continued, "and the source ol lunply, remains.-as. before, and the mattrrr is no doubt taken up PARIS, Aug. great bat- tie Ii in progress on the Rune- Polish front on which ha'ngc the fate of Warsaw, according to In- formation reaching .the French foreign office today. A COUNTER OFFENSIVE WARSAW, Aug. Poles hava launched a countcr-oifeii-, sive with bayonets in the'region of Pultusk, where the Russians have been striving to break the Polish defensive lints. Pultutk Is 31 mitet north of Warsaw. BOLSHIES NEAR WARSAW WARSAW-, Aug. p.m.) soviet forces which are attaching the Polish lines north- east and east of this city have reached a point 25 miles from Warsaw. A state of siege has N been declared here by the mili- tary governor: Civilians are not permitted on the'streets after. 10. o'clock at night, and'cafes must close at 9 o'clock. The''deter- mination of the'. BoUhevlk to press onward to Warsaw showed itself at various ba'ttle line today, there being jianrf to hand righting In many in been lafcen by the HIIE- slan Uolsheyik reports in military cir- cles here last flight say. Soviet forces are creeping along the I'russrinri frontier and are their'way westward the Vistula' river. This stream ap- to immeJiate obicclive of thp. Bol.'lievlk olfonsivo al present as the 'soviet armies are- also- under the normal corrJItionH of traded" lo il Just west War' now lhat the wheat board ceases lo faw from .Clechanovf. The advance Ihe for present season's function crop. "It Is unfortunate that the cable- gram referred to la misleading in its positive statement lhat Iho Dominion has lost a order. The Greek government needs are the same as before and their desire for Canad- ian wheat Is presumably Just as slrong. The only Is like- ly to take place la the' change of med- ium through which the purchase shall be made. The gtsl of: Ihe.-statement by cable Is only confirmatory of what Is already well ktiown. hero, lhat the; government Is nol, Ihrougn Ihe'Wheat board, undertaking'lha sale of Caii ada's wheat for .the present year and that such sale In marketing assumes tbo channels and methods of normal times." O.I ED ON BOARD STEAMER y 'VANCOUVER, AUK, A. Harris, of Aloncton; N! B., died sud denly today-nbosrdjhe steamer Hal- lena. Ho on' his way lo Sri'uamtsh on a ashing lrlpv along the liorthern frontier has sug- gested lo.observers that, the Bolshevik plan to strike the Vls.Uila near Vies- tavek and other points. Observers believe the Bolshevik plan up aklllery to the bat-, tie lino in thn erent they fail lo cross th.6 Vlslula in force PLAN A DOMINION CONVENTION, LABOR AND UNITED FARMERS TORONTO. Aug. Simp-' son, secretary of the Ontario secllOD of the Canadian Labor parly recently sent out circulars, (o labor and farmer organizations calling for a Dominion contention of a farmer-labor parly. The first cornea from the Nova Scotia branch of the labor, purty and i.i favorable to'tho scndlnj- of delegates, The' United Farmers, he says, arc agroeahln to a Joint convdi- llon and he expects that as other fe- pllns from labor organizations s.re received loo, will be farora-bla anil he ejpccls shortly that dale fof Ihe convention may bo ;