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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xm. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY. AUGUST 23, 1920 NUMBER 215 S CL Disaster faces Russian Soviet forces; Poles Claim Capture Prisoners; Gloomy Outlook for Bolsheviki Army Thousands of Believed To Be Cut Of f in the Forests Sweep of Polish Army is the Week End Report From Believed To Be on the Cut Off at Several Army Bottled Ug. WARSAW, Aug. authorities here an- i nounced that the Poles have captured prisoners to J date in their counter-attack against the Bolshevik. Many i guns, thousands of rifles, hundreds of machine guns and I .munition carts and a greatLnumber of horses also 'have fallen into their hands. Thousands of reds are thought to be cut off in the forests awaiting an opportunity to sur- Among the 800 Bolshevik soldiers the f ight- ing at.Mlawa were found, it is claimed, a German officer and several German soldiers. Advance of the Poles .WARSAW, Aug. forces have taker, the town of Grudusk, about 12 miles north of Ciechanow, and i have cutoff the retreat of Bolshevik forces northwest anil t north of this city by way of Mlawa and Przasnysz.; The eighteenth Polish division which.-has been at- tacking Ciechanow has been met by desperate resistance on the part of enemy detachments covering the retreat of rthe fourth soviet :army which last week advanced along Prussian frontier until it threatened the Polish defens- les.-alpng.the-Vistula-river.. After, capturing Ciechanow, (the Poles advanced rapidly northward "and succeeded in the only direct railway running eastward from the GERMANS AT DANZIG ESTABLISH A SOVIET soviet positions. Volunteer Polish jPrzasnysz.' CAUTIONED BY U. S. WASHINGTON, Aug. has been cautioned by the United Statea government not to. permit her army in her .coun- ter-offensive, against the Russian Bolsheviks to advance beyond the ethnographical boundaries of .-.Poland. THIS REPORT SAYS Aug. number of_ Russian soviet prisonera cap- tured in the Polish counter-often- slve will amount to kccord- Ing to Warsaw advices- to the French foreign office today. NMost of the thirty-five thousand prisoners already counted were captured In the territory noithwest of Warsaw, Including the Danzig corridor, by the army under com- mand of the French general, Bl- who formerly was chief of to General Lyautey, resident French governor of Morocco. Another Polish army under com- mand of the French general Henry Is striking toward Bllaystok from Warsaw cutting off the Bolshevik retreat. RETIREMENT ADMITTED LONDON, Aug. of Russian soviet forces from the 'city of Brest-Lltovsk was official- ly admitted in a statement Issued yesterday.In Moscow and received here today by wireless. BOTTUmO UP SOVIETS WARSAW, Aug. pro- cess of bottling up the Russian so- vlet fcrce-5 on the northern front between Prussia and the Vistula river has been completed, accord- Ing to an official statement Issued divisions are now attacking jurt before last midnight. The 'Poles have closed the gateway of and ma- terlals such, quantities that it Is Impossible to count "them. Cut .Off Soviet Retreat WARSAW, :Aug. Polish forces Sunday night were endeavoring to cut, off thu retreat of four Russian soviet armies or force them Into Ger mau territory. On the extreme lefi Polish wing the soviet cavalry was defeated and driven out of SoMau and the regions occupied .by the Russians in the north .Vistula area heUveen Thorn and Plock. Settlement fn Upper Silesia LONDON, Aug. Polish leaders at Katowitz, Upper Silesia where serious disorders between'the rival factions havo occurred, have ac cepled thp Inter-allied' commission's proposals for' u settlement, according to a Berlin uMspatch to the Centra News today. Those proposals are, first, dlsarma ment of the population; second, re peal of .the state of siege; third, thi creation ol a neutral "safety guard' add fourth, the strike to be called or t and work, resumed today. v CUPID'S DART- STRIKES OLD AGE ANGKLJE8, Aug. Andrew Malcolm Morrison, who gave his ag6 as obtained a .license to marry JIary Burney, who said she was 72. SEVEN CENT CASH FARES IKED NEWRAlFORaTYWlNNIPEG PARIS, Aug. work- ers at Danzig have established a soviet and have seized the docks, preventing the landing of any sup- plies for Poland, according to a report from that city. The Ger- man commander of the'port Is said to have refused to asslgn'moor- ings for the French dispatch boat Accra and the cruiser, Gueydon. Sir Reginald Tower, high commis- sioner for the League of.Nations at Danzig, has refused1 to take any responsibility, :declaring he must await instructions from London. Labor Member Declares New Premier Mouthpiece of Anti-Labor PROTE9TTO LLOYD QEOBQE tat- Sir Stanley HJartnttoB, leaner ot to tsw the premier, And Harrison, 4 Wei peace coalerecpe, protests 4 to the agslcBt Uw 4> of Lord Mayor Mac- and otker honger strikers. Italian Position Favorable To Recognition of Soviet O.B.U.OUIIN Goes OR Record Pledging Sup- port to New Russian System Department off.abor Begins Campaign Against 0. B. U. MONTREAL, Auo rrrett- ing under-thfl tutpicci of Central Lafcor Council of th> One Big Untori tm heW yesterday on Fletehbr'e fieli! wtien a rwo- lutlon VOM adopied pledging support cj Uw meebufl to tho Ruo- ilan ccvlet rtf the ami manner as the of En0- fand, France Italy.' Tin rolfr- lutlon celled'on Uic vnmin of Canada to do' Ilknuriae and venl Canada from 'Inter-faring with the peaceful progreu of soviet republic: of RujKia." 'Six hundred people gathered at the WINNIPEG, Aug. real said D. Bayley; labor SI.1..A. 'or AEBintboiii, ia a speech night before aa aidience'of Blill against or progress against property, idealism op- poseiV lo materialism, and 'manhood lilted against Mammon; The forces 3f all" nl6ns7Uie lino and the enemy Is beginning 16 cry. for -a-'lruce." Mr.-.nayley asserlod thai Premier Mefghen's call for unity iu .Caoaila meant ''Ihe' unity of anti-labor forces and really a call to perpetuafe the in-- dustrial war." Coallffiners' Strike Feared fn Great Britain by six armed men, who_ fired, stable Brennan fell dead.-and Aug. tele- grains received at Dublin Gaelic, indi- cate thai Ih'ore liavo been organized onslaughts against the Irian constabu- lary, ami that thus far during Iho week-end sovori have been killed. A patrol sergeant and three men at Diimlalk suddenly confronted Con- Con slablcs ]sboll and Wllberden, recrull- ed from Ibe English army, were' badly wounded. Sergl. Maunsell Vras shot deatl last night at Macroom, county Cork. A police patrol was ambushed near Naas, county Kildore, Saturday, n constable wag killed and a sergeanl seriously wounded; two constables nrb missing. Constable shot dead at Kllrusli. .LONDON, devoted by't morning to u coal ttrike whlc be Toted on week, b tomorrow.. Arlldaa on the: pnrrted under tage Ilues, reflect the beJlef :thai an crrer wheliDing majority ntncra wJ ravor of utrlkinj. The EOT erniienl .appearB greeimfrt with Preddtnt Wilson at lo the maln- tenanoe of Pollah Indepftneianea, but fin (ooUlltti pledge that vrlll grant recog- nition to the MViet government. There Is reawn to believe, the dltpatch that Premier Lloyd approves the Italian posi- tion aa to urgency, and expe- diency of extending such recog- nition aa tooci'M peace Is conclud- ed between Poland and Russia. "The Italian point of It concludes, that the soviet gov- ernment cannot continue to exist: following the. restoration of peace- ful In Russia." is Linked With The Red Elements OTTAWA, Aug. strong in- dictment of BOTletism In reply to and reTolutlonary litera- ture" distributed In Canada Is contain- ed ta pamphlet Istned by tbe Lepartment; .of labor. It belfevei tere to be the- beginning of a big fight or supremacy between trades unlon- sm and the Socialistic and red ele- Unity in purpose agltaUon 13 raced between "redfl" and HusElan sovlelism through tho con- nection ot Re Y. Wm. Ivens and tbe New York Call during the njTolutlon- propaganda and disorder-ia Win- last year. Among the organiza- tions named as spreading Socialistic propaganda In Canada are the Social- istic party of International Bible Student's, the One Big Union, the Labor' Church, the Coramunist- Labor party, the Anarchistic Commua- iats, the Socialist revolutionary group, the Jewish Bolshevik party, the Rus Blan, "Ukrainian and Finn Socialist groups, Soldiers.and Labor party, Winnipeg; Union of Ruysiau Workers, 'TJltra.nlan, Polish and Bul- garian Bolshevik'parties. lu conclusion, the history of the One I3ig Unlou la reviewed and also tho organization of a labor church fn another fn Brandon, and attempts'to establish similar organ- izations in Fort Willieniu Calgary anfi Vancouver. The labor church la char- acterized as "merely a subsidiary ot tha Socialist reYOJutionary; movement, and a piece ot Premier Dniry and Labor M.-P, P. in Sharp Difference on KadiaLs PREMIER STATES POSITION CLEARLV HAMILTON. Oat.. Aug. Prem ier E. ,C. Drury stated of the Ontario government and explain- Its attitude toward the trie radial railways in an address. here'" on Saturday evening at a ulcnic heW by the Independent Labor party.-'. "Wi stand .foursquare for the development ot "water power of the province.3' he said, "and all things, said to the contrary are false. The govornment- firmly believes In the Independence of Egypf 'Is Soon to be Recognized Will Guarantee Egypt's Integ- rity Against OnUlde Aggression Aug. tn- rldervt the recognition of th'a Inde- pendence of Egypt bj Great llritaln, tako place betweon tuls country and tho world powers as as a final agreement Is signed by tho Uan and British goyernmentB, says Uw London Times. The final conYen- lion -will be suhmltted for connrmallpn to the British parliament und the Egyptian assembly. It IB probahla the latlcr tody vrtll be asked to pass a new law embody- ing now agreement and Inylng down the future constitution and relative responsibilities of the ministry and sovereign. The Times adds that de- tailu would bo worked out (or a treaty of alliance which, it ia hoped, will he nugotialeii as soon as Iho Egyptian delegation here returns home and re- ports the agreement to its country. Features of the'agreement, as out- lined ;by the newspaper; gnarantee by Drltaiii'orBgypt's ihfeg- rlty against outside aggression1. The present system of placing advisers In different ministries "will oe discontin- ued, but British officials will be ap- pointed to 'lake over and- carry out the oDerallons of public debt commis- sion and loot after legislation regard- ing foreigners. All Bril'leh officials who may to re- lalned In the Egyptian service, or ap- pointed in future, will bo responsible to Egyptian heads of departments. For Ihe present, Egyptian foreign drplo- matlo agents probably will be confined lo countries where Egypt has commer- cial Interests, nnd British tives will act elsewhere .for her. Leg ialation affecting .foreigners may he vetoed by the coinnUsaloner. development, but we want to be as- surer! that the project Is sound before we go on with it M_lt Is not sound, It will bring tbe achemc of hydro-dec- trie development to naught. have appointed a commission, com--, posed of the beat men we could -find, 0 ascertain the facts and then we can loriri our opinion and policy Intel- Labor M. P. P. TORONTO, Aug. Speaking at 1 picnic held in Scarboro York county, on Saturday afternoon. M. M- MacBride, M.P.P., mayor of BrautEord, strongly supported tbo radial schemes of the" Ontario hydro-electric power commis- sion.. Mr. MacBrlde claimed that ,the Ontario -government should have to-. operated with tho provincial 'Tiydro- electric commission and the polities which favored, the radial" ,-_ w.ftys instead appointing a commis- sion to Inquire fnto the radial ralhvay projects. t WINNIPEG, Aug. cash fares on the city lines of the Electric rallwiy today wan authorlicd by the public utilities com- jnlssloner of Manitoba, P. A. McDonald. Four tickets will be sold for 25 Is'an increase from a Scent fare with nine tickets told fpr 50 tentj. Workmen's tickets which have'been good during limited' hours and told at five for 25 ctmtj an abolished. The price en children's tickets remain Bt eight for 25 cents. There are Increatcs also In suburban fares. The same Judgment In- the price of by 25 cents par feet, from to (Continued on Page'five.) Was Winnipeg Doctor and Had Been Decorated For His Services MONTREAL, Aug. inedi- scierco, was aware there would a sopontl Influonzti epidemic In anrl that steps wore tftkon lo guard the f-otdiers agnlnat it, with signal 8ito> CCSB, by moans of a special method of innoculation, was the statement rnAdo today by Sir Kenneth Goadby, proirtl- licnl Ixindon 'oacterlologist, on his way through this city to TJnstoii, vlioro IPoU W01 Be Grave Bulk of the Soviet Army he Is to lecture on latent infections. _____He added that the deadly nature at erildc_mio is (hie to certain microbes.which can easily ho rendered comparatively harmless by simple In- noculatlons and that If Ihls melhod were adopted at the beginning of.the epidemic, mortality would he greatly decreased. PARIS, Aug. Russian armlee which invaded Poland and threatened to capture Warsaw appear to be on the eve of complete disaster, says the Warsaw correspondent of the Matin. Tt quotes Gen- eral Wcygand cs saying Poland will be the grave of three-fourths ol the Bolshevik army, Twp Polish cavalry divisions arc advancing toward Biaiystok for the evident purpose of cutting off the retreat of soviet troops operating to the north of Warsaw. The correspondent declares, the BolshevlK will soon be forced into a hurried general retreat and that discipline ha: broken down In their ranks. .j f. LOUGHEED COMIftO WEST 't Aug. adian Hir James minister of the in- lerior, left last night on a hiW- ness trip fat Ilic west. WINNIPEG, Aug. Fred- erick W. Burnham, who Is reporled to have boon ordered out of Montenegro by the Serbian authorities, Is a well- known Winnipeg doctor and It IB he- llevert dial his wile is oner ot the four BralslsnU reported to have been or- dered to leave with him. Co1. Burn- ham served in the Dotkons nt the outbrr-ak of the war. spent the second year iit charge of an ambulance train on Ihe west front, nnd Iho Ihird in cliargo of n Serbian army hospital. He rolurned lo Winnipeg In 1917 to appeal for aid for the people of Serbia Jjntl Montenegro nnd through his ef- forts was started the Canadian- war hospital fund, mission which he return- ed lo tho Balkans administer. Col. liurnham has been decorated by thn crown prince .of Serbia and the king of Montenegro. Ills letters for i somo time have described the eondi-1 people among whom ho was working as droadtnl and he has slated that many were going Insane through starvation. LIshum's Business Section Bad' ly Sinn Feinere LISUURN, Ireland, Aug. business portion of Lishum today pre- sented a scone ot ruin and desolation as a result of the burning ot shops by loyalists In revenge lor the murder of Police Inspector Swanky here yes- terday. During the night Ihe sky was light- ed up by flames from Iho shops ot 'supposed Sinn Feiners, Ihe fires also Involving a number of loyalist pretii- Isss. The private homos of Sinn Fein-, erfi were burned and the furniture car- ried into the street and Ignited. The military anthorllies liavo posted a guard over lh.6 Catholic chapel. William Shaw, n local Sion Fein councilman, beaten so severely lhat he is being detained in the hos- pital. VESSELS FOR CANADA'S NEW FLEET ADVANCE PRICE OF TO BAUH1B. Aug. ot. weekly p.ipcr.i In Siincoe county ami tho electoral riding of North York io advance their Eub- rates to two ft year. OTTAWA, Aug. advices received by tho naval department state that the cruiser Aurora, and the de- stroyers Patriot and Patrician will ba in commission on October 1 and probably will proceed to Can- ada In the week following. These three vessels, together with two submarines now In panadian wat- ers, comprise Canada's new fleet. FREE USE OF DANZIQ LUCERNE, Switzerland, Aug. Lloyd George of -Great Britain and Premier Giol- ittl of Italy have adopted propos- als to be submitted to. France for allied actibn to secure Poland free and unrestricted .use of Danzig and its communications In accord- ance with .the Versailles treaty, It was announced officially here today. Says British Labor Can Stop ie DUBIJN, executive of the Irish labor party in an appeal to British labor to stop "the war with Ireland" as they did with Russia, and holding them responsible if it con- tinues, says: "The military governors whom you have placed over us calculate that the .death of the lord mayor of Cork will load-to an.uprising which can be sup- pressed only by wholesale ilaughter." The appeal also declares that Home Secretary Shortt will be hela person- ally responsible if the death of the lord mayor ensues. HARVEST LEAVE FOR EDMONTON EMPLOYEES EDMONTON, Aug. leave to all municipal employees, per- manent or temporary In all depart- ments, time oft to bo without pay, was granted by his worship. Mayor Clarke today on his return lo Edmonton af- ter an absence of five weeks. TROTSKY NOT IN EAST PRUSSIA LONDON, Aug. wire- less, dispatch received from Berlin Bays Ihe German authori- ties officially recent story printed in Ihe Times that Trolsky, the Bolshevik minister of had been In East Prussia. Vulcan District Has Huge Crop; Wheat Will Average 25 Bushels o- Grtat Hush For Farm Imple- ments and Ideal Harvest (From Otir Own Correspondent) VULCAN, Aug. .yellowing mass of fasl ripening grain ereela Ihc eye on every hand and tho merry hum of hundreds of hinders is to be heard In every, direc- tion. Harvesting is In full, swing, and Iho anxiety of Iho farmer is ahout done for thia year. The whole- dis- trict seems to a gently waving surface of golden fields ot grain, and It is a sight pleasing lo the eye. Perfect havestlng weather prevails; there Is an abundance of a spirit of optimism and hopefulness pervades the whole country. .The yield for wheat will he in the neighborhood of from ]5 to 35 bushels per acre, with nn average of 25, while some very good fields will run up lo 45 or 50 bushels per acre. Oats will average aoout 50 bushels per acre, nnd olher grains a fair lo good crop. rfever in tho history ot the country _ is Ihefo liecn such a rush for har- vesting machinery; binders, threshing machines and repairs. One firm of dealers reports Ihe sale o' 10S bind- ers, already, anolher 56 and another 30. Tho (Icinand.ior-repalrs has hecn. almost more than they have beer. able to cope wllh, while a huge amounl ot twine has aleo been dis- posed of. The weather conditions have been almost .ported here since seeding, ei- ceptlng that a rain about-three weeks ago would liave done considerable good In developing Ihe kernels. The weather has been very hot and dry for some time, and this has had a tendency lo mafco the yield a little lighter thill was at one. time antici- pated. However there has been scarcely no damage from b.aii, frost, or olher destructive agencies, and Ihe crop is considered a good one. All six elevators are getting their machinery an4 apparatus in shape and will bo running to full capacity in taking care ot the crop. __ on Pago ;