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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA? WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, !920 NUMBER 211 BANDIT BASSOFF IS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL T T LLUIU TQCANADASOON flew York Paper .Declares ,He Will Meet Premiers of Dominions at Vancouver This Fall to Dis- cuss Anglo-Japanese VisitJWash- ington During His Tour. YORK, Aug. spe- bial dispatch from Washington, printed in.the to- pay declares that Premier Lloyd George is to discuss the with the premiers! of-'the British irlb.min.ions at a conference to be held in Vancouver this .autumn. .The; World gays: "Premier Lloyd George 'will cross the Atlantic in .October to; meet trie premiers of all the 'Bntish dominions tin'the Pacific, for a conference, on the renewal 6f the Anglo-Japanese alliance. This conference'; probably ,will peheld in Vancouver.. r "During his stay in Canada the.British premier will fee invited to Washington. There are innumerable ques- jtions besides the Japanese situation in which this co.un- jtry and England are both interested and a-face-to face) (conference with the president or secretary of state-or both I '-jnight be'exnected to accomplish in an hour what may take iweehs of diplomatic exchanges to effect" New Premier Must Look To His Laurels Leader King Stages Dance After North Yolk Meeting and. Dances With Every Maiden in.the Hall. TORONTO. Aug. W. U MacKcnzIo King, leader or the liberal, party, is not overlooking his .social duties in the' heat ot his political his own constituency of York. The Star tolls how Monday night, after Lc bad addressed. a. meeting at King .City, all the chairs were cleared -away and the' young peo- plo uanceu............. According to one of. the ladies liresent. Mr, King danced "with every maiden-In the hall.'.' DIES OF BURNS IURRIR, .Out., Aug. 18. Adams, 37 years old and unmarried, died Oiere last night as the result of. burns received Sunday while "filling the gasoline tank.of his automobile. n tu Committed by Magistrate Burrell at Const Frew in Tells What Occurred in Restaurant WheirBaUle With Bandits Goes Back to Jail to Await Assizes. Tom alleged train rob- ber and double murderer, was this morning conimlUed for trial- at thrf drfrnJniKasstees in Macltod, on.'October 12, on one charge of taking part In a train robbtry -and--on two charges of Corp. Usher, of the R. C..M-.P., and Constable Bailey, A. PJ of Lethbrldge. The train robbery charge arose from'the holding cp of No. 63 of the C. P. R. .wrvtce ;il Sentinel on August Starting at half past eleven yes- terday' Major Burrell commenced to take on the murder charges, and "at twelve o'clock noon'today he made the committals. Nowr Bas- soff will rest In jail for. another month before he will appear In tyacteod. The chief feature of the evi- dence this morning was the1 de- scription of what took place In the Bellevue Cafe on August 7 when Usher and Baltey met their Constable Frew in was the third constable In the posse that entered the restaurant to make the arrest and he gave thej court a clear story of .what took' place .while, he was in there. POLES HEAR Rip, Macleod, October PEACE TERMS; WILL GIVE REPLY TODAY First Meeting of Peace Plenipotentiaries at Minsk on .Tues- Troops Driven Out of Danzig Cpnidor Lines of Communication North- east of Warsaw Weekly Held. (Continueir on-Page-Mre.) NO KNOWLEDGE AT VANCOUVER VANCOUVER, Aug. is known here of any plans fa' a Vancouver of Premier Lloyd George of Great BriUjn with premiers of.the" British dominions, which a-New York World dispatch froirr.Washington says will be'hetd in this in the ;auturnn, to discuss the Anglo-Japanese alliance. Sinn Fein.Can't Scare Them 'I Htingcr Strikers I ;ur official Issue at Dublin Castle lust night U has besn.decidod hy. the authorl- tie's howeTC-, to release temnorarllj 1 prisoners in the Cork tountv jail who'are awaiting.trial'for less serious offenses Among the number iro 11 hion arrested "Mavor Mac Sweeney. l Witnesses Positively They Sam Bassoff Shoot Officers Usher and Bailey POLES CAPTURE NOVO-MINSK PARIS, Aug. Poles have captured Novo- Minsk, a short distance east of Warsaw, according to a dispatch from the Polish capital today. The battle of Warsaw appears to be favorable to the Poles, the says. EXPECT ANSWER TODAY MOSCOW, Aug. Associated Ruulan soviet peace terms were read to the PoHsh delegates at their first meeting with the .soviet representatives In Minsk yesterday. The Polish answer will be returned today. CLEAR BOlSHIES OUT OF DANZIG CORRIDOR PARIS, Aug. Polish counter-offensive with Thorn as its base has successfully cleared the Danzig.corridor of Russian troops, cording to a report received from {he French'mission In Poland .today. The Polish forces-are still driving eastward the report says. accessary to replace them 'with fresh trooiis. Summary executions had no effect upon men. The.'soviet I J. Robertson, J.P. and Coroner, Gives "-Sensational Evi- Witness of Killing of Policemen by _ '-VI-' n. _ r- n i f CHAUFFEUR ELECTROCUTED v SASKATOON, IS. James Martin, whs electrocuted last night. He ran an extension cord from u bedroom light win-. (low and was searching for a Xej'.in the wet-grass. received .lliq fcflal .shock through tlio'wire winch 4he bulb. r Baaditi in Doorway of Bellevue '-'Witnesses Corroborate His Evidence. MONTREAL, :Auc. London to the' -Mop [real Star says: "Sir Edward" Carson declared today in the course, of a newspaper inter- jrioiv ttiat tho 'suggestion of any V'liaiiKO in-loyalist'Ulster toward Sinn Fein dominfou lionio rule is false and futile. .Ulster will not be encouraged or terrorized by murder or assaasiua- -lion inlo abandouiuff licr Bir Edward declared." Hunger Strikers Warned Aug. that plunger striking prisoners awaiting Jtrial who were arrested for murder- ous attacks on. policemen, or soldiers Lir upon clear evidence of complicity in sucli attacks or for other serious offenses will not be released unless Wquittetf of the charges against them nnri lhat .Ihc government, assumes, no for the consequences of their Abstention from food is given Practically Full Lineup of Gov- ernment Supporters At Session OTTAWA, Aug. (By Canadian There was practically a full attendance of Ontario members o[ the senate and commons iu support of Ihe present government when they m'et room i25 of the liouse of commons today to discuss various matters, cblet ot which was organiza- tion. Mlddlcbro, K.C., government whip, was among chfef thOR2 present. It is expected that this Is to be the 'first' of similar .meetings to be held in .all the provinces. The meetings likely will be held in cam- era, with a formal statement handed to the press at, the dose. Friends of Imprisoned Strike Leaders Hope Will Soon Be Released OTTAWA, Aug. (Canadian the cause of the imprisoned Winnipeg strike leaders, a deputation headed by F. J. Dlxori, of tht Ubor- iles fn the Manitoba -kglstaturei waited upon two members of the government yesterday afternoon. It is underetood that their plea was' to the effect that Ihe recent electron to Winnipeg demonstrat- ed peoples' confidence In the Imprisoned men and served to Ahow that bulk of public opinion Is behind the attitudft of the men In enforcing a general strike, also that few people believed the Im- prisoned men had any seditious Intentions, Interviewed by the Canadian Press. Senator Robsrtton, minis- ter of labor, admitted that the .deputation watted upon him and the solfcKor-uenural, Hort, Hugh Guthrle. Asked If he cared to make a staiement, Senator Rob- ertson said the deputation Was received and laid Its case before the two ministers, who will djs- cuss it with their cabinet col- leagues. Friends of the imprisoned'men here bckieve that tntre is every prospect of an early release for the men. A singular fact fn connection 'with the visit of the deputation Is.that neither the minis. ter's nor .the department of justice knew of the conference be- ing held and the announcement that z conference had actually been held came as a great sur- prise to them. Sandwich Jail Inmates Sleep Standing Up WINDSOR, Aug. are sixty-seven, prisoners now hold in eounly jail at Sandwich, ap- proximately one Hundred per cent: more Ihfin capacity. Most ot thcnV arc Temperance Act violators. Cots and hammocfcs have placed wherever room can .be foiiin! for them, but even with this makeshift some oE the in- mates are sleeping standing up. beds aro. under considera- tion, by Governor Wanless as a solution anil if this Is found practicable the have to sleep hours each. in relays of All afterntfon Tuesday, Magis- trate Major Burrell listened to afttrl'witness, testify that saw, Tom> .shoot and Mil of; the A, 'P. Ush'er, of the R. C. M. P., in front of the Belle- vue Cafe, Bellevue, on .Saturday afternoon, August pre- senting of -the prose-j cQtfon in'the priUminaiy hearing of the two murder charges against Bats off en- tire and pbrttfin of the morning and a number. es were still to be heard Wednes- day morning. J. .Robertson, and coron- er, at Beilevue, was the chief wit- ness'of the afternoon. In a dram- atic manner he told the court how he stood In the middle of the main Alberta Will Soon Be Supplying West With -v Salt; Deposit Found EDMONTON, Aug. J. L, 'Cote, provincial secretary and chairman of the industrial re- search committee, has received a wlre'from Fort McMurray stating that an engineer who was sent out to make an Investigation has found a good sample of salt. Bor- ing has been under way for some time at Fort McMurray. The sam- pie was found in a core that was taken out at a depth of 523 feet. Mr. Cole estimates that salt from this district wllE supply the west- ern market. street of. the town, almost op- posite the Bellevue Cafe and wit- nessed- the, shooting after the policemen'.appeared In the door.. positively identified .Torn Bafisoff as the man vVhb did the" shooting and gave a Wealth of detail surrounding the shoo ling. He told- of becoming suspicious when the two men passed En front of his office before the and of seeking 'out the police to tell Jhem about, the'bandits being In" the restaurant- Others Saw Bassoff Shoot Soveral witnesses, who saw the shooting from different wimloivs and doors alo'ng the street, swore [that Tom UassoEf .was the man vrho came out of-thc door ot the Hcllevuc Cafe after, Ihc .noliccnien, carrying two guns and shooting. XuL ali oC them, howeyer, Mr. Kbbovtson staudins in tho middle of the street. Mr. Rohertson, rturing liis cross examination by Mr. Geo. B. A. Rico, defence couhsei, aiyrllcd the c-ourl by telling that he hug liad bis life mid Tor thnt reason car- ries a .22 rcvolrcr.' This was brought Lines Insecure. WARSAW, Aug. Bolsheviki forces advancing Into Poland march J ahead' without any concern for their! Uines of communication, according to statements of' refugee.? gathered by the Warsaw Gazette. They hare lost touch with the liases of operation ami refugees state they nad not too slightest difficulty in leaving their villages for there was nothing behind Ihe relatively thin Bolsherik front line. They declared it was possible i to travel j a singlts Uotehevit soldier. "A vigorous effort on the part pf Poles would be ;sufRclenV la In- j fiict a decisive defeat -upon -the' EOV- Set arinies." the, miles without iceing "Thai is why ihe-Bolahevik mand is so fip.lsJv..the strug- gle iigainst'Poland as ible. SorfeL'.officers wtin: been taken" prisoners confirm; Ibis, informa- tion, adding that tbe by General in Southern Va-are causing considerable soldiers are tired of tho The Bolshevik are hurriedly con- verting the Viiua-LirJa-Baranovitza railroad to a broad gauge and are employing thousands of men" -oh this work. French. Make Protest Aug. Associated French government in- lends to protest energetically against tho decision Sir Reginald T. Tow- er, allied high commissioner at zfg. who" yesterday forbid furtherrte-? barkatton at Danzig ot French rmm- itions fov Poland, H.Vns learned :to-, day. No Munitions rAilowed LOXDOX, Aug. dispatth iti; the London Times from-Danzig dhted MpnOay says it is reported that Sir Hetfinnld "ah order tti mimitio'ns for Poland'Jilldjl; in the ranks of the Rolsheyik, arniy, be'VeWitted to'enter The Russian Holshevik gorerjimc'riL: such a ship arrive he will-subinft the gov___ _ j -to finish with thejwhole matter to the council-of am- j Poles so that it may turn its aUeu-ibassadors. The dispatch adds-that to Oeneral_ Wranger before, the one ship from Antwerp already nulunin rains make campaigning South Russia impossible. Hope To Take Warsaw "The Bolshevik, believe the capture of Warsaw will end the war with Pol- ami, ;t which. Is by no means shared by Poles.'Soviet commlssarins for the purpose of encouraging Ihelr holding out fizzling pros- pecla of rich booty in Wnrsaw. Ltltlf. impression uviou Iho men is bRing mader tho morale of the army .is decreasing. In the region of Urest-Litovsk ,a uumbev of worn out und hungry detachments have refus- I LUMBERMAN DIES Damage Not Heavy Bui Pall of I Smoke Hangs Over the SUDDENLY, FERNIE (Special to The had been working for some time (From Oar Own Correspondent) the m vnllc.y Lumber Company, died KERNIK, Aug. long vcry yesterday at tne log' spoil of weather has suddenly gjng carnp of that company on Uss'ard lo what may bo termed a sudden Crrek, from heart failure. The body coolness, but the many Jorest fires vvafi brought down lo town yesterday keep tho air full of smofce. Quite, evening and is nt the parlors the ,n firo If, hurnlng on east side of j I the C. T. K. traokfl iicross a'ravine Clinutnuqua lecturing ngpi-ega- 1 which divides the-bench upon which j the cemetery is totaled, from WHEAT OPENS AT IN WINNIPEG WINNIPEG, Alls. Trading In; trheat futures wns resumed on the' Winnipeg grain cxohaiiB') Itifs mwii-' the Ijoing 205 (or: Avi'.li a ndvanre to .I'u'i iticn to S67. Diirint: tlnv flivil laranlc-i Iheru wa.i no trading1 I rirko to tho cast of It but not rlain-TKP- 's being done aslda (rom-ihc of a ynung growth of. timhor, Thick Smoke at Calgary CAUMKY, thick of Jiinoku overhung tlio city nil tlay on Tuesday, and Use pungent smell of burning elratfiri thci houses of Calgary to siich extent that citizens thought forest fires were almost upon the (Jly, ihere has been no rpjiorL of any .serious flr? within Alberta, according to C. 71. Morse, inspector of fortft IJanfT was reported yesterday to he surrounded by hut (he fire Is many tnllcs from the town, stated Morse. The heavy smoke is coming tho bis fire raging on the Kan- plateau on the oilier side of Columbia border and thus in Oriiy one or Kalcalfar this lire has not crowed "into Al- v.'erc; made. bcrla. (tats ojionetl fur Oclobsr iM- i-2 .-mil higher for December al 77. Flux ojiftnotl 1-2 ftent higher for al KW and r'yi: 2 efhlx h.ghci' fnr Uclohcr Af'lDS.' Jlon arrived on time and tho onlor-} tainnienl being given" this year t-eetiiRJ la he fiiving morn general than over atnl the audiences Ihc acre at least, it That hundrecia of This illniogni: wtiilo Mr. j confidently cipcctcd. Then J. J. Man-1 Hioiifands of dollars la wealth. Rice was quoalloninK Mr. HolicrtHmijrati tiiis i'200; George Uiinnlnj; ''Dn 'ruck Is plentiful, anil -many' about tho position o! (he Icicnhone j brothers stwut COO acrcs.'and housewives are beating (the. pole. i numerous others have to nte11 cost .of living by prtservlpg wild At the of the cross acres fn wheat. I fruit. this..the demand fur amiitallon, Mr.- Rohnrlson produced Tlie crop will be imtneniic. Two two clips, coiitalnhis sholls, which, half millions of dollars should he sold, were found in the coal of tlio I into the pockets of Kay.moml dead bandit, The witness also pro- duced a clmnk.of lead found In tho fatal. booth iii the UeUevue Cafe, he said, was a bullet. Mr. MacDonaii! produced a R. C. I', hat, splattered Wood. farmers this fall.' It may roll In slowly, hut it will land there ulti- mately. This is a wonderful wiitat year. Mnicticaliy all ot it should grade No. 1 It it escapes the frost. While :i which the witness Identified as that storm bo welcome, there ottfhor Thc-rc was a bullet hole all (3 The Into grain the junction of the nm and crown. protil by a now. J Gardens also would show marked iin- ovnmfrril most of r' r? 'eis, C n .vas _cnllcd _shortly _2 j (Cdnllnued on Four.) their gardens. ,ilch aru Imported fr -It is heavy this year, and. merchants avo 'difficulty hi keeping up their sfocVf. Thus, in'the light of (Ills brief sur- vey, this district has much to be' thankful for. -ft looks Iliie the dawn of an .era of growth antf. prosperity. xAnd IB tnnslilcTini! this cpndllion the hanks are cntlllcil lo- much credit. Doth Manager of Hi is Hank of nml Jlaiingci1 Kpafford, of the Stiindard Flank, have.stood by thn farmers and siockmra The banks .should not be 7hey done well. ;