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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta HGHTEEN VOLUME STY. FIRST SECTION LETHBIUDCJE, DECEMBER 22, 1920 FIRST SECTION NUMBER 10 ntDMAMV .mmu JOHN CITIZEN, NEUTRAL I' Pay Indemnities Country Must Be Helped By -Allies THAT IS VIEW t Of ALLIED EXPERTS BRUSSELS, by of one hundred bil- lion marks In .'old remains the basis upon Which experts and to the s'eccnci financial conference In session here1 are I worklngJ The amount although i what was authorized j by trie treaty of Versailles, U con sldered by them collectible only on condition that Germany Is I helped along tha linn suggested i by the German Allied experts In secret Individual reports, the substance of which has j :come> recognize Germany's _real nece-sitiea. and the delegates generally are impressed bv argu ments that Germany Is ah.insolvent be maintained as a going concern The eitent to whlca strict fulfillment tho .Versailles treaty may be waived, however, de pends upon tbe allied go.ernments before' which recommendations have been" made. by. the-various delega- -Uons .meeting was really; ia pre-' paratlon for the recess taken'-until--January 10. Allied del Or gates'planned to meet apart this after-" noon for the purpose'of exchanging views and reaching a. comrooL accord, which will bo reflected in reports to c, their governments derogates are still list ot submit ted by the allies which cover a wide rings' Inferred from some of them that1 the allied experts believe1 Indirect taxation In Germany Snuffed Out ageay Tom Bassoff PaysPerialty Chain When Bassoff Dies Said Condenaiied Man Just Before Little puirin? Night, Hear- ihgliGIpck Toll Hours Doom Drew Friends Fail to Claim Remains. When was sprung at .6.04 this "rhdrnlng Tom Bass- 'off, plunge'd 'Into 'eternity at the end of the m'an's fifth life was fed out IriMhe tragic chain start- ed on last wheri. Bassoff, Auioif arid .Akroff held op C.P.R. train. Sentinel In the. CrowVNettJ'Pass, arid .Justice had murder of torp.7- Ushers and: Const. Bailey at Aug. 7th. Trie" yury'E Verdict Xot'a hltchlpccurreJ in this morn. It betrayed ho craven fear ot the.a1 ful moment.. It1 was! a cold moniiog on the scsf- !old which was brilliantly lighted by electricity to guard against, any possl: billty the' job, and the hangman dispatch. Offi- cials'were-back' city by 6.35. ....v.Remains .tfneiatmed None of BasBofl's relatives were pre- sent Uf'clalmjtha remains which were j taken'in'-chargVof by the jail autnori- a's-soptfaB the body.was cut dow'n it" was'.Jrenioveil to Petterlvs undertaklng'Tia'rSp'rs where It will be pendlng'tha possible claiming by ing's hanglrjgHitUbe-provincial jail, 50mo of.-_is.'jriends'.frqm Coaldale or fbv .banging to take 'camps 'Should Lethbridge. No iue.-remairi8-nbtT--be claimed the jail Mall, Government Wrestles With Be Some lief From Government IRELAND IS UNLIKELY TO ACCEPIHOf BILL AS IT NOW oft pB- tn-e: history, of tlie most At 0.19, case In the his after the iory0f. Southern' "Alberta A chrono- ha'ci: been1 sprung, the omclal OyentB Of. tho case will bo the b-jdy and pro- jfoiiiid -iiHanoiher: column j iiQ-uiiced' Da'sspfL flead'.. .V pi-and "jury composed of Arthur! It.; Not Be 'Accepted Either Ulster or Rest of Ireland made In the house ot commons today not thc'Gormans being parliament is not asked If llielf taxes on alcohol beer, importinl b> neis jaiUiejir on Ihoi 'morning- of December twenly-sccond; 'public cxcu- DUBLIN, Dec 22 Passage of Hie Irish home rulcTbUVJiv-ahe Jlrltish t is not viewed as specially b> neisspdpers here It is tobacco' and sugar are as high recognized the'bill probably will not (hose same products aa In. _'0 accepted'by either TJl-ter or tho Trance and Qrcat Britain Otbor rest Ol irelKnd and that the British Questions concern tbe German flnan government'mny never decideUo put cial policy regarding taxation il H3 provision? into operation possible tax in-.i "Carsonfsm" fecelviid ils re- creases within a year or two savs tha Freeman's loumal Bntish shipping and liquidation ei The bill was designed an a trap but' pQrts'arrlvfed "night for. float it failed siich--modlfied conferences with tho Germans before as wo possess todaj's adfournment Belief was ex are threatened by pressed here toutiy that when the, Tbe Irish Independent says there conference assemblpi month It he no rejoicings in Irtjlaui overt be well on the way toward a tlio passage of tne measure, which j of tho roparatlona quea-, makes a settlement still more diffl ffiSTQ great cell _. guaril: in> the death- he'.' paced tlio i the hours-'.were -.tolled1, whlchi drew him closer' tbihis' d.oonf he would say, "That's ...another.: hour i gohe'.J'' "Shortly 'ojclo.ckj breakfast was taken to hlm.rbnt this TERJIIS AVITH {.Correspondent) Dec. Olivo McDonald, of'BlSirmore who died l-.o-hardly. touched.-. 'He was the at 8 30 pm on lion; cult. Thanks to the house of Only Way to Bring Down Un- favorable Exchange: Sltua- tlori ceased to bo a'measurp'briugiug about absolute and permanent, partition ot Ireland, and council, which is may. become a real link north- and i V... Iris'h Quits LONDON, removal or resignation bC-'SIaj'or''General Sir Edward In' command of the troops In Is-; impendingi according to printed. in ;theiniOTGnlcnt ieavo the country. Daily Herald; the; labor organ today, -H. A-. tiniefson of "ollow Doc. ot the adverse Canadian exchange Is to be. (ound entirely' In Canada's uhlavorable.bal- now amounts to beliVee'ri-three hundred foiir hun- dred .million' doHara, says the Wall Street Journal Ibis morning; Canada cannot' get gold. Borrowing is riot expedient. for the present at can and sell en- biigh' Ip-.brlnE down-" this enormous b'alanpe. Tbe. only solution In sight tar .Canada 13 to'prodnco' and GOll more and 'to.- curtail her heavy pur. of tho border. was no.slgil'of break-'JP> of: Purchase Big Tract oC Land and down.- The officiaf liangman hurriedly I Go Spulh tr, -the. Spring Of 1921 WINNIPEG, Dec. 22.-A local tWer publishes tho following "Jlenrionltej of Canada, number- events leading up to Ihe tra- recited in court this mom- adjusting'the knot in the apprpvSd-faahion, exactly .KM h (be ah" rlgbtVovary, the .Mil i 150 .pounds, a perfect, dislocation of the, neck Death was Chronology of Bassoff Case Aug. Including .Bass off, purchase for the Crow s Nest Hold up trail! uearlug .Semuipl.jrob, 'crew and .Pur- suit organized Aug. and Akrbtt come locat- ed In cafe by Baltic'.fol- lows.' Akr'off and Usher and Bailey capes ulth leg Police reserves from LetUurldgs Inhdlt hunt stirts i v Aug; conies'to.Hallo- way ranch near trank for food Disappears lu at rear oE barn Aug IfeundB irrlv? from Sealllc but scent is cold At 11 pin Bivoff capJu.rn-1 with out I figlit at PJntber Citv b> C Pv R bpccial police Aug jirouglit to Lethbridge and loilgod in1 cells at A V P neadfiuarters Are loir is still nt Coleman-anil.-liunt for last of trio continues Aug. appears1 :..'for preliminary liL'aritig'in Letlibridgo and is Oct. placed on'trial In Suiiremo Court be- fore Mr. Jnailca jicCartliy and Jury. Oct. close of tho day of, tlieV trial Bassofi found'guilty r.nd -sen- fenced to be hanged at I.eth- brlilgo jail on Dec: 22. Dec. Imaged. ing over are making plans for practically instantaneous-but It was 15 Canada to Soiilheast- later before ern Mississippi. Tho coming of nouricco" life extinct.1 spring will BCO .tho vanguard of .the Pine, -Not-Present" As the condemned man shot inlo 1 eterrilfy to face bis Maker and answer photograph, photos of the McTJonald residence and the Kitto shack'at the a drawing 6f' the Iiouse and shack showing their relative" positions were produced' ns exhibits.- Chief.', of .Police, Jiincs Carter .'.ot The newspaper- adds that the govern- Aiabama, of a large American to- thecrime of double- murder, pray- mcnt. already, has: received Strickland's' Interim' report tered home.followr cing the victim-cried oul: FREDERICK BELA8CO DEAD Bclasco, ICBB'JC of tin Alcazar Theatre for many years, and brother of Now York theatrical producer', died at hts homo last night from'pneumonia. Ho had been con- nected iwlth theatrical .enterprises on 1 ho Pa cl ist for n'earl j t ft I rty years. Ho Was born In Vancouver. acre, 60 per cent, in cash and Victory further confession as .to his bonds at par and tho balance to be guilt-for the murder of Usher and paid In Canadian .currency. Mr. Km'- Ball.eyjwa's made by Bassoff betoro ho brson extended tho Monnonilcs an Op-' went to llio gallows. tion on another acres of land Prjor.to the springing of tlic lrapi to expire 10, '1D21. .BasRoff; wliosp senses seemed to be T.6 which ZllCto answered "No, 1 did not'mean to kill you.' Zltlo also-toM witness, according to the evidence, that, the revolver bad been discharged by accident. The .'witnesses.. examined at tho N.Y Chief Orders Over 200 in Dragnet in Gotham's Fight Against.-Waye of Lawlessness. ___ EMIGRATION TO CANADA URGED AS A SOLUTION LONDON. Dee. anx- iety Is felt by the British people over conditions of unemployment, and-in some quarters the opinion ,is lield that the crisis is more serious than any of its nredecessoiB. This pessimism is reflected in edi lorial comment regarding the govern: ment proposals to relieve distress and there'is a iretful tone Irrsome'com- menl which further emphasizes fpre; bodir.oB over Ibo prospects ot coming winler. It Is felt that in spite ot all aids that may be next few months may bring privations, to many thousands. Premier Lloyd George outlined bi.c plan for relieving tlie unempioyment in the commons yesterday and neropapers give him' crcd't for doing wbitover Is possible in resort ing to makeshifts which are admitted ly palliatives. Seme ipologize for tne governmenl s contending tbat It is better tliarrthe efforts of all previous meet critical conditions in tbo'labor Oil tlio other hand, hbvreyer, jinaiiy newspapers attack tho-cabinet for dome too litlle, too muca or the wrong thing. Over-Taxation is Blamed of tbese .critics ins Bt is already' over taxed to an intolerable extent and caanot afford anch relief measures as were out lined the premier The> the government is merely "buyfnp off trouble for tlie present by gaging future hoping when the traah comes that Ihe present ministry will not.be there. The labor, press declares that wbal. the government otters is. merely a- 'drop in the ocean" cal. .These newspapers .declare; that, the tuir. labor -program must .be car- ried out to give any relief Some Grilles malnlain the governments own exlravagances responsible fpi lha present Eituatlou and if a real pledgo .of_ economy was given' and there was any prospect'of such.a.pro- gram being carried out, .confidence would immediately be restored. Workers Workers-do not escape'criticism' their phafe in existing being' contended that many s'trikos, especially the.one called recently jjy the miners had a large part ot the build- ers' union In refusing to co-operate with non-unionists in''the construc- tion' of buildings is sharply scored while, workers are attacked in-somo quarters1 to what.is'de- clared, to be a false economic notion that the'less work a man does, the more -work there will be for his fel- lows. the midst of all Ibis 'land- slide of criticism Ihp.re appeara..lo be NEW YORK, than 200 men and fivq1! vyonien arrested In two raids, on all-night on- tertalnnicnt resortV early today, "Governor Russell of Mississippi Heeniy'ailve lo all 'that was going on morning.sessior, were Dr. Olivier, Ihe nt various police stations to- Ibas promised iiio Mennoniles every, about'''him said, "Good bye, every- he- iiucstioiied; by detectives irellgioui and educational freedom and while his voice was shaky on_ Page T vlct'm lc ,rcmove regarding Ihe In New York's Dinner Cheaper; Turkey h High NEW "YORK, Dec, the exception of turkeys, edibles for the Xmas dinner table In New York will be much lower In price than jatt year dealers announce. Turkey's have risen in price frofn 55 cent> at-Thank6_iving for west- ern blrdVto 66. and 57 certs a ifund Fowls are celling rrorn 32 to 34 cents a-pound. An- are. wholesale at ,-ibout-half of what they brought time last year." All. thow decldfd decreases. ji1 't T irt'Britain Jm portance oi its. Immediate '.Removal' I manilcd. _ "Oao hundred thousand acres of Mcnncmite land holdings have already been 'disposed of In the Swift, Cur- rent district' to 't'rcnch Canadian purchasers. Swift Current Monnon- itos will bo the vanguard, ot the great migration to the United Stales." loir! Itor.- can Marshall, minister .of 'agriculture, has cabled to Hir.tJeorgo I'erloy, Can- adian high .coinmlssionpr, TJea- verbrook and presi. dent of tho British Board'of Agricul- ture, as a firsl niove, from the pro- vlnce of Alberta In a'fresh effort to ceciire the British, embargo on live In the cable lo Sir George, Mr. Marshall pplnlj out that Canada Is IML'olng through a livestock crisis fUMly import-, her "The unjust." says tho cable .its '-removal Is urged al LI.' S. BlL'u lesrt than Svas approprl- nlcd (or thin" year; the annual pen- sion bill was .spproveVl' today by Ihe i houso Tho llolal Ifi tho Brokerage Finn InlY. Fails NEW YORK, Dec. pf the brokerage firm oJ Foster and Coleman Sells School Botids To Own Citizens tne bulletin hope of saving her questioning, tho dctcclivcs life, Arthur J. Kelly and Thos. Guahul sought to sort out persons'who might took the photos submitted as ex- thlblls, and Chief Carter; I It was in tho ovidencc- that Zitl'o' ah'd1 Mrs. McDonald were on "very. frienOly terms, tlmt Xitto Ixmnsberry was announced on stock exchango this morning. the The firm, has dono business on Ibs- ex- change for Iwcnly years. Foster and Louiisberry are under. slood lo have been ncllve traders ir. Vanadium 'steel which was one of the stocks that led ;In recent actions'on Ibe market. 7ho failure, which was unexpected in financial was regarded as tho most important recetilly. SESiEOEO UOINE, Italy, Dee. the stronghold of Capt. d'Annunzio, the insurgent Italian beslea'd iby ular (From Our Own Correspondent.) -COLEMAN, Deo. 22. The school trustee! are going to give an opportunity'to the citizens of school debentures. Al- ready'a large number have'been disposed of. -This Is a splendid chance for, a sate and sure In- vestment. .The .usual: market is closed at present, hence, .thifi fa- vorable opportunity to help edu- cation In our own'mltist... throw'llght upon the.'soareli fd" solu- tions of the many Itolnups and mur- ders within tha lasLfew One of the raid? was on an past side restaurant and the-other on a'n "up owned the bouse In which she lived town club Plain clothes dc- and that lie was In tho habit ot taking tectlvea purchased tickets to the pcr- her-16-- plclure shows and oilier ifcnnanco nuifohneii wliti places of amusement. [innile Uio arrcslvwore stationed oul- J. W. McDonald, K.C.C'o'f'Maeleod, assisted I riftccnarrests svpre reported hy by OllilCa of Illairmore, squad" of 20 sjhori'iShoolc'rs It: I'lilmiri; pf lilairmoro nsslsled by J, JJpkinieViCameron of Calgary. The .-preliminary hearing' will con- tinue this afternoon. the'a'c'ciJsed in the case, haa police having served two r (erred by Alfred 1'ellclier, one of Hie directors PREMIERS TO CONF5R V' AFTER CHRISTMAS CHfCAGO, creasing llvlns'i coils havo knocked approxlrhalcly 25 per ccnl. off Ihe cost'of (his year's Chriolmas dlnflOfj'acCordlng (o figures. .iniinancfSd by Russell J.. Pools, secretary of the clly council (iPmmitleo on high living costs. I.as'l year a of the, company, for- lire- false stale-men t to Uin 1 shareholders'and directors at the an- imial meeting in July Inst. re- ff miesl of crown prosecutor. J. McDonald of Macleod, the case wiur Ajadjbnrncil till Dec. 29. PAK1S conference of Prernler-Uoyd-Oeorge of Oical Brit- figures, .IniinUnCfid today by TRAIN WRECK IN RUSSIA aln Premier of Prance and Russell J..Pools, secretary of LONDON', Dec. Central..Sews rre'mler Qlolitli of Italy will com- the city council (ipminitteo on .from Finiano. merfce aboiit December 23, and will bo high living costs. year a ur.der Tuesday's date says that, fev- held In'- Nice- or Cannes, it was typical dlnner-fpr five person's eral persons were killed or Injured In nounc'ed officially: toflay. Possible ro- cost llw same dinner a railway accident near Petrograd. vision of the treaty with will cost' this year, lio The accHent was duo, II Is "Id. to will he oho of thrimosl said. 'i overcrowding of a train, but jects i rider dfscuaalon I 't are lacking, the dispatch adds ;