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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST NUMBER 210 HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT (JTom Bassoff Faces Magistrate Burrell iri'Provincial Police Court Thomat BaMOff, bandit and al- leged murderer of Corp. Uiher of the Mounted Police and Const. the Alberta provincial police, was on Tuesday morning committed by Magistrate Burrill t in the provincial police court to stand trial.on a charge of holding up C. P. R. train No. 63'on the afternoon of August 2nd near Sentinel, Ajta. The place of the trial was fixed at Macleod during thev fall criminal, assizes. Defcre a court crowded with men, .and i-hlttlren. many nf whom NUMBER 17. i rxiiv This will see the 1920 bar- Test operations- in lull swing ID .all psrtB of Southern Alberta, according to reports of correspondents compiled for the Herald's weekly crop re- port. Heretofore harvesting has been spasmodic isolated espe- cially" in some sections where The heaviest crops However, by August 20th the binders will bo busy everywhere, even in th'e Coaldale district where enormous crops are ready to cut. If tlierejs an exception it is In the Cardptou district wheru heavy crops followed later planting than In moat districts. That area also has had raore rain this month than other tections, delaying cutting sonje-. what. So far there has been no sign of, frost, although there bave'beeu BOJHU fairly cool, sights. Neither lias there been any rain this month lo.amount Jo anything, and the result is that the'grain la ripening lu rapidly. Ilahi would bo beneficial to late do not jive in Lethb Tom Bass- grain. Tea days ago it .would have jj'ff, alleged murderer and train robber I helped considerably iu filling late commenced his fight lo justify his ac-j grams, Imvo been tions of the, past three weeks iu the i materially helped However eyes of the law. Scattered among Jw It is believed Spectators in the public porlloa the that lhis llot. the quality court rooin could be'sefth children, children of such ail iige that it Is Im- [what they see. Before 3.30 a.m. lo arrive in the roo: utes to ten standing room was at a premium. Wouieh dressed -in nil kindsi and classes of material were there, eager to Ret a look at thc'mau who was chased foe almost a week of the grain, though it may reduce the yield somewhat iu 'some fields. possible for them to comprehend However, until the threshing machine isiarts work It AVill to hard to esti- what.the.reduced: yield on ac- and by ten tho dry spell will From what.we can learn it may totals-couple of million bush- els lower thjf., t ie of made in .weekly First Wheat Marketed The first report of wheat threshing comes from Milk Jtivcr where .Jud Foley lias marketed the first load. The grade '.vaa 1 and _thc yio'd is around 15: bushels to the acre. A pretty fair idea of the crops can be secured from the reports. East ot Bow Island and Foremost, wheat will from Jive to fifteen bushels.'aver- aglug around ten. Tho. grade will be good, but many headers are being used owing to the short straw. The same condition prevails around West from Bow Island and Foremost arid north from Coutts the crops grow gradually better except in the district which was wind-swept on June Sth. In the New Dayton and Skiff 'districts the crops are uniformly heavy and wheat will average closer to 25 bush- els. Taber will liavo about the same. The Coaldale district will have a mag- nificent yield, from I-etbbridge north the crops grow heavier as one pro- ceeds, both on the Aldersyde and -Macleod branches, until, at the north 'end of the division there, will be many 40 and 50 bushel crops. There seems no difficulty as yet harvest hands. Over 300 arrived last week for distribution from Lethbridgo and Taber, and, though they were not snapped up at first, they have all been placed since. Another lot will arrive from Winni- peg about the 19lh, for which date there are many applications from farmers all over the south. .Wheat at Ihe present time is about whole dis- nru'ch'-ut it 10 cut over the whole dis- 4fiH: cut Vrid nru' threshed. by a possa of nearly two hundred (Strong.. i Just before Magistrate Major Burr frell took his scat Bassoff was lead into' .the courtroom in custody of two-arni-j 'cd constables o'f.the A. P. P.. Tho prfsoner.'clean shaved, except for hlx' pioiistache-, walked'Without the aid of) fe stick. He'dld.nol atten-J llpn to the many incjulsltive eyesi watching him: He 'fc'epL head, down, watchlug his toolsteps. He.ap- beared .in good- "far as bourishnie'nt is Ills; head as' crowded "witli (wrinkles ami he was hunched down: In fcis overcoat.-. Th'e'bullet: hole trouser IJvas qijlte plain: He'wore a brown and.-fi rubber on The'flrst case taken up was that of fobbing Conductor Sapi Jones' and fctber passengers numher.63, p.' P. on August ,2. Conductor Jones told hls-story much Ihe same 'as the Herald in prev- fous HeVsaid he saw Bassoil twice during th'e holdup, the first time being when Dasaoft passed through the smoker and climbed up on top of Ihe car. First Witness Called E. J. MacDonalrl, K.C.. of Mac- appeared as crown prosecutor, knd as hfs second witness ho culled Ine Staples, baggageman on No. 63 on Ihe day of the.- holdup. Mr. Staples te.illfled .that Ills attention was firat [ailed to any Irregularity when ho bail finished checking up his baggage, fndlng he had six pieces for Senti- kel, and heard a single pull on the )ord. Ifo 'opened the baggage car door V> see wLy the conductor pulled the lord once, and Bassoff stuck his gun n Joe's face. Mr. Staples testified hat he did not have much time to get description of the gun as his altcn- ton was immediately attracted by the iccond bandit. Under cross-examination by G. E. A. lice, defense counsel, Mr. Staples said iassoff was sitting on top of the, iinoker as Staples stepped from the] luggage car. Then Bassott told him I b hold up his.hands. I Mr. nice questioned the witness Vbdut details of-hls particular parfof lljfi holdup. At. first Mr. Staples was put sure of what kind of )rns using, but he was sure that tliu han on top of Ihe smoker was not pointing his finger at him. "I would not hold up my hands for .Injr man pointing his finger at me." Jeclareil the witness. As soon as Basnoff ordereil Staplos V> hold up his hands another bandit kmiedlately came and ushered Staples pto the can (Continued on Pago Four.) Proirte Wheat Crop WINNIPEG, Aug. Fifteen cars of new wheat and 11 cars of 'rye had been brought into Winnipeg up to- noon today and if cutting weather continues good the next week is expected to s ee. the grain Bassoff FacesMurder Charge x HeSeemsQuite Unconcerned Witnesses Tell Of Shooting (Continued, on Page 4 Committed at the forenoon ses. sion, before a .crowd which filled the supreme court chambers lo overflowing, of holding up a C. P, R. train at Sentinel, Thomas Bas- soff, the Cossack bandit, Is this afternoon facing his preliminary hearing on the rhore serious char- get of murdering Corp. Usher of the Mounted Police "and Const. Bailey of the provincial police at Bellevue oh the afternoon "of Aug. 7th. Sergt.' Nicholson of head- quarters of "D" division, Leth- bridge, was the only heard on the murder cases at the morning session. -Hia evidence was mostly, of a nature revealed by an investigation by him of the scene of the shooting, Bassoff appeared to be Interested during tho evidence- on the holdup, but when the murder- were started he slumped down In 'he dock and stared straight ahead. Murder Trial Starts Sergt. C. J. Nicholson, of the A. P. P.. was jhe first witness in the murder cases. The witness told of receiving instructions to Investi- gate the murders o( Corporal Usher of the K. C. M. P. and Consfsble Batley ot the A. P. The witness produced plans of the Bellevue restaurant where tho murders look place. Bauoff Lpjes Interest By this time had apparent- ly lost interest In the proceedings. RUSSIA ASKS BRITAIN FOR DEFINITION OF ITS STAND TOWARD GENERAL WRANGEL llr> had stopned watching every move of (he witnesses, Magistr.ito Burrell, policemen and lawyers. He was star- ing at the portion ot the prisoner's dock iu front of-him. .Occasionally, he would lake a furtive glance at his counsel who Bat front of him. Coaldale Commercial Club and Rolary Clilibv Combine on Fair and Carnival BIG EVENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 22-23 Lethbridge Is to have a fair this year after'all. Anncunce'rnenl to this effect was made Monday afternoon fol- lowing a conference between a committee of: the Coaldale Com- mercial Club and.the Rotary Club. The fair Is District isjto. be transferred to LethbridgeV and the .dates are Wednesday; arfdT Thurtday, sep- :temher 22nd-and 23rd. .In .conjunction: with the fair, there will be. held the third Rot- ary Club carnivals The cemhina- tlqn will be. known as.the Grand Carnival District Fair.' The decision Coaldale Com- mercla! Club" 'and .Lethbridge Itotary Club to the purpose of holdlng'the big event hero came as a of. the inability of the Coaldale secure tents for the holding of't he jr second annual dls trlct fair'lcthat'tawn. Last year the Coaldale Hon. Sydney Fisher is III SHERBROOKE, Que., Aug. 17. Hon. Sidney Fisher, former bo- WARSAW TAKEN lit! at his home In Knowlton In a rather Mrious condition. A few days ago he suffered from a stroke and a< a'ccrtsequence became very weak. The latest reports from his home are that a gradual Improve- merit In his condition has taken place. BY DHT CIJCVTFI V ilVl Mannix Will Go To Ireland Only As A Free Man Declares Proposal to Bring His Mother to London To See Him Preposterous 'oaldale fair'was'-n.'devK'iil.success, to EC ml thlfl year tbp-outlook la 'iiai '.t 'will he ,so much bigger that th6 Com- mercial'Club .would he Ira- Aug. bT PTem.ler Uoyd George iu the house of commons yesterday that every facil- ity would be given the mother: of Archbishop Mannlz ot Australia- to. come to London from Ireland to visit her denounced aa preposter- ous by the prelate in an interview with tho Dany Mail last night. 'The archbishop said his mother could not possibly travel owing, to her great age, no matter how much assistance should be given.her. He also denied.having said lie wished to go .to Ireland for personal, reasons. "If I go to he declared, "it will be with, all the freedom o[ a free citizen." The prelate that he had teen summoned to. Rome and said he adhsred to his original Intention to go to Home at about Christmas possible to stage" j{ properly there. It has. also that, as Leth- bridge an annual fair in the In which Coal- dale will tak'e'i anTlmportant part, it would be unwise for1 Coaldale to un- dertake the expense of erecting build' ings for the. holding of a. fair there. Clubs Co-operate The. Rolary Clufi: had a carnival uh- consideration Coaldale (Continued on Page hive.) ANTWERP, Aug. dian Associated C. Freeman of Toronto was dlsqualir fied In the Ip.OOO-metre walk. LONDON, Aug. Rua- , through M. Kameneff, hod of her trade mission here, has ask- ed Premier Lloy'd George for a precise definition of (he British attitude toward General Wrangel, commander of anti-Bolshevik forces In Southern Russia. In a'long letter to tho premier, M, Karncneff quotes all dispatch- es which were exchanged between the British and Russian Bolshevik governments concerning General Wrangel, beginning with the dis- patches from Earl Curzon, secre- tary'of state for foreign affairs, la George Tchltcherln, Bolshevik foreign minister, on .April 14, It was this message which urged a termination'of hostilities and the disbandment of Genera! Wrangel's troops on the basis of amnesty being granted them. M. Kameneff declares this dis- patch Induced the-sovlel govern- ment to refrain from military measures which would have ren- dered General Wrangel powerless and he seeke to show 11 was Brit- ish Indecision regarding Its Rus- sian policy which .encouraged General Wrangel and led to the _ present situation and recognition of General Wrangel by France. He intimates that' Great Britain is largely responsible for .this recoo- nitlon being extended. THOMPSON BEATEN ANTWERP, Aug. J. Thompson of Prince Albert was beaten by Baron of the United States in the 110-metre hurdles at the Olympic games today. Thomp- was expected to win this f event, lost by a yard. Baron's.time was 15 1-5 seconds. Brandon Man Suffering ASTWBKP, AUK. Calindliin Associated Towns. of ilrnndon. is suffering from tho blow of a stone received nl SJamfonl Bridge athletic grounds recently. The injury developed during the prollm- linarios of the race yesler- jdfty. Cecil Coaffee of Winnipeg has not i yet recovered from the Indisposition i ho suffered on arrival at Antwerp olid 'In conscqucnco has tieeii wlllidrawn from the 200-metre race. Knrl ,T. Thompson of Saskatchewan did not participate in Ihe long Jump at the pentathlon, being saved for the 110'fnelre hurdles. United Stales offidrils jointly re- pudiate the protest against Thomp- son people 1 earned', of. j SJ.'aifficnl ly uring tants for and It 'didn't take long for get to- gether on a proposition which will give Coaldale .district the biggest boost it ever received. Coaldale this year will harvest a, million bushel crop or innrft, The harvest will over by the dates decided on; and .a splen- did showing of jfjoaldale'producta will then bo possible. Districts Will Compete But tbe fair isn't only forv the Coal- 'dale district.' Olher'dUtrlcts ia South- ern Alberta are to be invited to com- pete in a special exhibit showing the products of the district. This -will give Raymond, MflErath, ilarons, Tab- e'r, and all other districts In Southern Mberta an opportunity .to make a showing of their products bofbro a large crowd of people. A'qrlzc of ?200 Is being hung up by the Coaldale Com- mercial Club for this exhibit and Coal- dalo will not compete. The of puro bred stock in the CoaHa're district are gdng to seize the opportunity to show their aristocrats. Herds frdnxi all tho big ra'ISers will be shown, though in all i cases they may not enter the com- petitions. Big Programs Being 'Arranged. For the entertainment. of tho publla arrangements are being rhado for bis .programs .each afternoon.- what form the entertainment ;wlll- lake Is to bo worked out yet, hut" it will be different from the usual, nrid will brjng people from all parts of the south. Each evening Car- nival will hold sway in the. in a in pav- 1 Ilion. while the big bull rotfms will of- j for. an added attraction. The Coaldale committee Is compos- Police Officer 'Killed g. Inspect- LONDON REPORT Official Confirmation Lacking As But Soviet Drive Is Continuing Conversations Now Proceeding at Minsk Between Russians and Nearing Danzig. (f LONDON, AUB. soviet troops have entered Warsaw, the Polish capital, according to the Kovno, Lithuania, correspondent of ths London Times. The dispatch says the staff of the fourth Bolshevik army entered Warsaw Sunday, PRESSURE ON WARSAW RELIEVED WARSAW, Aug. a.m., by Associated Russian pressure upon WarsaiV has been relieved according to the official Polish communique just, issued.. The statement reported that'General Pllsudski directed the counterstroke that effected this relief. The statement says the Bolshevik, who had planned to cross the Vistula southeast of. Warsaw in the region of IVUciejowice, 37 miles from the capital, were forced back. The right wing of the fourth Polish army, In breaking the soviet resisrance at Kock (32 miles south of Siedllce) took 200 Russians pris- oner and captured one cannon and fourteen machine guns. The communique says the Polish forces" are, following up their relieve the pressure on Warsaw, and have advanced along the entire northern, front. They have pushed the Russians be yond the Wyra liver and regained Ciechanow, the soviet forces retreat Ing while Polish ay'alorc fired on them with machine gims. Fighting continues .fa the region of Radzymln, to the northeast of Warsaw, the statement says. statement of Monday reported the de fenders of tbe.Polish capital making successful resistance. Reports of the city's fall, announced officially on Sunday by tbe" Bolshevik staff, at Vilna, where tbe news was celebrated, according to a Koyno dis- patch to the London Times, by a demonstration, are not confirmed from any other source, and are discredited by the. Times which alone prints.'tlieni: .All special of- or WilBon '.wis. shot dead at Tomple- mare last night whjje walkiug from the police barracks' to liis home, ac- cordiug to a message froni'Thurles. ARELOFF Hunt Not Given'Up Though No Trace of Third Bandit Found- to the Herald) Aug. not- withstanding it was Sunday, City Chief Lawson appi-eheuded Joe Wae- kowsky, bartender at the Queens hotel, with two bottles of whiskey, and, tojlay ho had lo pay the penalty provided for violation of the Prohibi- tion Act by paying over to Magistrate Whfmster ?7o and costs. Constable Dunlap arrested one Frank Sherman under a charge of burglary committed at the Kings hotel, where it is alleged that Sher- man tried to get away with some other man's pants, and In consequence he now pants In iho sweltering heat ot a prison cell. The Northern Hotel company, for that is what it now ia, Is in the toils of the law against hotels flaring liquor in their possession, and it will have to come before" tho magistrate charg- ed with a violation of the Prohibi- tion Act, for which tho company will have to pay Ihe penalty which tho magistrate may deem proper. Are'loff'Still at Large Since tho capture ot llassoff, the handil. interest In the man hunt which has furnished the excitement for the last week has abated cousid- erably and there Is no news as to the third bandit still at large. This does not mean that the search has been but rather'lhat ite district and no further trace .ot Daalim Is head of the Rolary Club J, haa been committee in charge. At the Rotary lllnl nss oem luncheon on Monday. H. A, Suggilt, J. F.effler, f'. R Dunham arid John McD. Davidson were present representing the Commercl.i! Club of Coaldale. Tho greatest enthusiasm was dlsplayed.'at the'meeting over tho project, and Scp- Tcmbei1 22 and 2H prc-mlses Jto he big (lays In Ihe hislory of the ,oity. The Jiopc Is expressed that It will mark Ilia resuscitation of Iho l.elhbrlu'go fair. GOLD RUSH IN THE 'PEG TWO MEN SHOT WHEN LONGSHOKEMEN'lUOT NEW. YOntf, Aug. men were shot and four others hurt hy missiles thrown during a fight he- tween striking longshoremen nml negro noiHinloii workers ftt Ninth ave- nue and Fourteenth street last nlghl. 'Die (rouble started when a crowd of non-union men on their'way trom tho (jlers, encountered f. of strik- ers i ARMY WORM INVADES N. S. HALIFAX, Aug. an ah- sonce of six years the army worm which many farmers ttnow to (heir cost has again Invaded Nova Scotia. Thfr ngricullural college nt Truro is rtelugert with inquiries from all parts of Ihe province requesting Information' or assistance ami tho provincial ento- mologist IS constantly engaged in an- swering letters. CORK MAYOR DEPORTED COliK, Ireland. Aug. Terence MauSwceney, lord mayor of Cork, was deported lo Kneland this morning aboard a dcslroyer after having hecu lound guilty of sedition by cotiri-mnrtlal' yesterday. Mac- Sweeney still refused to eat. -s- WINNIPEG, Aug. re- port was received here lo'day lliaf children of Andre Gaulliicr, slnlioii on the Greater Winnipeg walcr district railway bud picked up five large gold nuggets.nt'n grnvcl pit at Mile 90. Claims ore slaked. Winnipeg Council To Petition Ottawa For Release of the Strikers WINNIPEG. AVig. city council at Us meeting lust night re- fused to petition Ottawa to imined- latoly release the strike leaders now. serving terms ot Imprisonment for thoi part they played in the general elrlke i last, ycr.r. The matfcr was introduced by man A. A. Hoass. lubor representa- tive. Upon Iho voto being taken the ayes Anil nays were tied and It was Hie casting voto at Acting Mayor'F. 0. Fowler which defeated Iho motion. POLES SUCCESSFUL PARIS, Aug. French "foreign office this evening report- ed successful Polish counter-of- fensives from Thorn to clear out the Polish, corridor, and along the entire southern front. SOVIET RUSH CONTINUES BERLIN, Aug. Russian forward march Is continuing and the soviet forces have taken Laut- "enburg, Strassburg, Loebau, Luck- enrenden, Graudens and Thorn, all in West Prussia, where strong resistance was accord- ing to dispatches to the --Mprgen Post. Further south the Russians are outside Novo Minsk, ant) the nsfr thern.forts of Madlin5On to NoV, Minsk the p-Vwlfans have pushed south and taken the' P.oflth forces-dii''the Bug in the rear..Jhe'ring''around Warsaw has radius, of -20 I'JIo- metres. Plotsk to of Warsaw is the next apai-of Russlans. The from Sierpe. 21 :miles north of Plotsk, to.Wrocklack is being con- tinued. Confer on Polish Situation. PAHIS, Aug. Earl of Der- by, British ambassador to called at the foreign office last even- ing and conferred with Maurice Pale- ologue. general secretary of the for- eign ofiu'e on the Polish question and the situation arising from France's recognition .of General 'Wrangol. They examined various plans'whlcH might 'afford the two governments a basis for common action In .their .eastern European policy. '-The Persian Situation LONDON, Aug. from Teheran the Russian gov- ernment troops have established con- tact with Bolshevik forces between Jlenjll and Kazsvin. northwest of Te- heran. The dispatches, add that the Persians have captured a strongly fortified Bolshevik slronghold at Es- menlabad. Bolshevik! Cheered LONDON, Aug. all-Ilussian central ctuncil of trades unions has telegraphed the llrilish trades-council of action crediting British labor wilh "having forced the hand of the gov- ernment" in the Hnsso-I'olinh crisis, and voicing thanks for Its efforts. The message declares that the sym- pathy of Urilish workers toward so- viet-Russia "will unilo the workers of Great llritnin anil Russia'into a strong fraternal union ngainsl which no intrigue of tlto International bour- geoisie can prevail. Report Not Confirmed LONDON, Aug. Is sllll being hold by Iho Poles, so far as dis- patches received here disclosed the situation." The latest soviet Russian communique tlons not claim the. city Is captured, while tho Polish' official however, are dated later than concur in the statement that Warsaw was. then held by the Poles, iho