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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta i-'Kfii VOLUME xio. OGtOBEP 13, 1920 NUMBER 258 WHERE THE FIGHT STARTED Union Bank at LttOe Marftoba Towa Robbed in i Night FORCED TELLEH TO ;OPEN THE. VAULT V WINNIPEG, Oct. masked men after blow- ing the cafe of the Union Bank at Wlnkler. Man., at-tbreo o'clock thi morning, with W: E.'.Graefer.r blacksmith, who heard Ihejnoise In the bonk and at- tempted To ring the town bell, was shot in the 16s'by one of the gang, who was ouMde on lookout fito escaped ptfsscs from Mnrden. Claude-Williams, tile teller of the bftak'aB'o' the .only 'one in.the build jng at the tune vac avaVened bv four men .who. compelled .him to come to the vault at'the pclul-of. "revolvers IT.hey.- forced him to open ihe -vault ithen tied .him up, put him in his bed carried bed' and all, oat of! the. building and left him at Iho door. The) then bleu the safe with dyna j jnile qr nltrp-gl} Define, and took! all-lho cish In the vault. Telephone, telegraph and, electric light wires'In.Winkler had nil been ,cut before the robbery took place The men wero mashed and nsed only ftaihligbts; so Williams; was 'not able to give of.them. When they were leading him to the vault one Onr government would not %tyo TIB any bonus iftcr v.o oad fought for are going to get jiie_Canailiaii They handled M illiams roughl) at .first, until he told them he was a're- lurnfid when immediate- ly courteous Montana Votes on Nov. 2 State Aid to Irrigation Tible In booth in the Bellevue Cafe she-wing chair in which .Akroff wab sitting opjosite Bassoff when th Unas began Grosses on Iho wall show bullet inarVs made by o[ ihe officers Swear Bassotf Fired Shot That Killed Bailey (By'S'.aK Reporter.) MACLEOD. OcU As .witness af- ter witness mounted the. witness stand: In the assizes, here. this _afternoon: to in the charge of murder against Topi. Bassoff the ropo of evidence was j drawn" lighter and tighter th'e accused To >atch In his box showed. that lie'-was'-fcclinE the end ence badly, at times when statements' of 'in'o': iribst definite char- acter were niadc.'Co the effect that he shot Constable Ba'iley, Leth- brtdgo Should a obtained on the 'Bailey .murder charge, it is. not Hkely the dltiar two charges will be %erdlct is expect eil Tbrf onlv nci) evidence .offered at today's BittlnK differed from that i given -in the prelfinmary was toat to i the eftect Conslanlsi Bailoy 3 body nas exhumed aflA only mark found od it W1B on his head. This erhience'.Was given by Stl 1 1 jgdiolson A P P Left- bndge who also exhibited portions oft a in the brain .matter, of head. He testified that'. the 'bullet was an ex- plosive one. Poss'blc Miners Leiders Maj Gel Men lo Accept Kefer cnce to Independent Tribunal As; In the .prelimlnury Sgt. Nichol- son submitted plans of., the ,Bellevue Cafe; and' the" street, bullet "marks and distances witnesses ro from the door He acc6unted for-nine .bullet holes in the booth, in- flows aud-show cases-iii.'the. cafe and also one in the. lelephone pole out- Ide of .the restaurant. He. testified that AkroB travelled 86 feet-after leav ing the door of tho cafe.before he.dfop I dead between .'office and the bank building. Tho postmortem examination ..thai revealed that-Bailey was only once was held on August IStn! snore Sgt Nicholson Arthur J Kellv, ot Blairmore, a la? student add photographer was n6xt witness arid he" Identifiea'a nnm bcr rof photographs he had taken'of tho scene of the sfibotmg 1> Math Dson, defence counsel endeavored. establish the possibility thaft Ihe in ilES ASKED Oct mediate suspension of high er freight ahd pa-seugor rales In to tlie public was the request Contained in a tele Dominion gov ernmeut H J Sim ff; Vouaael for the proTince pf anltoba, whon word that noiuing could be donei in the freight rate to the absence of two of.the nlhvay coinmls sioners from the capital i i (BY H. G. LONG) GREAT FAliLS.-rllero is-Montana's "confession of so far as Irrigation is concerned, as it.appears in the first section of tha hill for to '.-.Irrigation exleiiston on which the people will taka a referendum on 2: V" "Section A STATE j people ctithe State of Montana believe that Iho construction of flumes, mirl. Irrigation'purposes; the creat- ing of irrigating districts, under the laws of Montana and' Iho financing of such -irrigation operations by the purchase by the. State of. Bonds of such irrigation, the re-sale of the same anU the reinvestment of lae-moneys-so obtained as a involving fund in of other like organized irrigation districts of the Slate; are problems of groat import- ance, to the, general welfare and prosperity of all the people of the State, aud.for-that reason, through the Instrumentality of this enactment deslro U> improve', the general economic condition of agriculture the Stats anil thereby to promote the happiness, welfare and prosperity of -the State aiid-all ot its people." GET-RVEB8S Found Guilty of Offence Com- mitted at Lumber Arrested at Spokane teribr of the cafe nJgfht changed 'considerablv heUSeni the I me of the shooting August 7, and the time when the pictures HaK OIL which was one week laterx Mr Kelly swore he saw tho bullef holes within twft hours after thei .sbooCihg. tContlnuea on Pago 41 Oct. is virtually certain now that the miners' dispute will .not be settled without further negotiations and balloting on "the basic. linos principle, .malting the dependent on the output." The procce'dings; of the Injt two days arc- no! yet completed, but II- is already shown that, .will DP ro- by a' majority. The result will announced Thuraday .when tho national delega- tion of the 'conference of miners will meet and colfsEdc'r the' position and probably again suspend the alriXo which eipiro Saturrtay. .The leaden: had-ndvUed tho men to accept and are'dls- appolntcd over the result of the bal- loting. It is. believed they will try lo induce tho men to accept reference to an independent trilmnal, as prev- iously proposed by the government. "The belief Is still general that there no Blriic. EXPECT VERDICT IN MURDERCASETODAY New ;York-Medical Men Certain .Cork Lord Mayor is flclng Fed (By'Slaft MACLEOD, Oct Is the thirteenth and at noon it looks 03 if Uassoff before-the sun goes down on Iho court house hero today wlil Know wliotlier goinE to bo Ills lucky.or unlucky day. Evidence; for the prosecution was nlEhed during the no.6n hour with the putting jn as exhibits' guris and bullets as presented al the. prelimin- ary. Defence counsel Jlatheson lias been more searching in his- cross-examina- tions. He.pointed out trhilo Fred Wolscnholm 'was" giving -evidence -in recall, that the witness' said, at. the inquest thai.. Ilassoff did riot have a mustache, Welscnholm explained this by snying "Bassoff'a facp was ail mus- tache.." Dr. John Wray, A. P. P. doctor, Lcth- brldge, te'stlflbrl .to .making a postm6r- tem examination Const, Bailey's kody on August .iSth In Jlaclcod. Ho said he only found one.bullet-wound in tho remains, as described in a prev- ious The. notice of closing Us caao won ai had finished cross-cilmlning Sgt. J. J. Nicholson, on the stind again to pot: hi. gmiR and '.bullets as rcquented by Mr, 'MBlhespp. Hlf, Malhesbh''fittH :JaiiBO McCar- coacernldg of Ovid- Mib'tarj Active in Service Slay Be Withdrawn STRIKE SITUATION AT FERNIE IS UNCHANGED (Special to the HcralO) FERNIE, Oct.1 the mass meeting called by the officials of the U. M. W. of A. for icday r-.t ten o'clock, no results were attained fur ther thim au adjournment for U.IRY iluys ill-order to'permit1 of-a dolega lion visiting other in .sub-dls tricts for.the purpos'o oi ascertaining tlia iue sltuatiou 'li those locals vote, IK, takci hero upon the .vigorously protested aBaiust; by i the 0, D. U. faction in the camp. ence of 'A witness at. the iiiqiieat ;and Judge "McCarthy did not sec fit t5 or tier the witness. r X J. .counsel for 3JasR6ff, then tho production guns nnd cartridges as produced in the limlnary hearing. This ifas grantcii; This morning Jlr. lloherlson of Bel- levuo was. recalled and examined. by Jlr. Mathesonas to Constable Pro posilion iit the comer of tho Bcllevue cafe after he came out of the building, Mr.. Hoblnson swore Frewin was ,c'ar- rying one gun; Constable Frewin, on being recalled, said ho was carrying two revolvers In his hands. .Richard .Ilandall, barber, al 'Blair- more, said ho was-barberlni; In Belle: vue: on: August. and about -2.30, o'clock in the afternoon lie was lathi fering Ailams .when he heard a iitiiso' like ;of firecrackers. So.ori he heird a number of loud- er reports and ho saw Constablc'IJali- oy- backing out. liandall then isald, XJslier was Bailey, who stumbled and fell. The witness ,salrt he saw Bassoff iiolnting Oct militarv Cork Tuesday night fere, hnsuallx There were arid search- es of private houses A party in lor nes visited the School "of Christian Brothers and made a minute 4nspec of the premises, including the desk's of pupils. Curtail IServ'rce i j Oct statement ailed' from the chief secretary s depart hient tonight warns the public that It oil postomces and mails are not discontinued the postal sen ices will lie curtailed, ur, even withdrawn altogether 11 tho districts affected Priest Arrested 1 Oct O V Mehnp, senior Catholic': curate of Cas_tlebar parish, county .was yesterday In -the. presbytery bf fits church for alleged connection with'extensive raids in that district. (Special to The Heraldi y Octr trial of nan Xorick and Pete Leauke, charged with holding- up ajid robbing com- panions t.t the lumber 'camp of the Cro'Ws Nest'. .Lumber 'company at Skookumchuck on tho' JlBt of July Ikstj'wiB concluded todiy the tyo mea were found guilty and sentenced to m the prp'incial peni New Af divorce is, .which the. :hus- bacd petitioned for a divorce hui wife was disposed of, tha potlttonw being granted a divorce. B. M petition- er, bit tbe respondent made' no ae- ftnM, was jiot represented by council. Chief Spiller of Uie provincial force here, baa" re-colv ed woril from now at Fort Wright, near Spoltane. that -ho has arrested Charles Choninard, brother of Billie :ho'uinard. now confined in the city ail here, botli of whom are charged nth 'tbevmiirder Of a Hinciu at Waldo in the lOtti 6f J.uly last. Tho arrest look place this morning nnd then' .lie Witness was unable la bis guu nl Usher drop. swear ho. saw Bassoff shoot Usher, -When questioned iuore particularly about Bailer, thu wllncas -said jie heard a report .nncl Hitiley fired a -few m of o'1. shot's NEW YORK, Oct. Toronto MacSwliiey. hunger striking lord mayor o( Cork, Is fcolng fed m Briiton1 pritou, Is the Tiow of a large number of represents- tivo medical raon of New York, ac- cording to the today. Ycrter- dny was the sixty-first day of Mac- SwInSy's reported Th6 Ilerald took the trouble to In- terriew many doctors oil tho Brljton affair-and the unanimous view of ihese men of ccienco was that the lord mayor of Cork must have been nourishment Of some kind In addition to water. In anlhcntlc med- ical records tho longest fast known to .these physicians jraa that of Dr. Tanner, a generation'ago. He tfout forty-one, days without food of any kind. The sUtement in yesterday's news- TRANSCANADA PLANE LEFT CALGARY, NOON j papers that Riven grape tho prisoner has been Juico ciplained many the Jfew, York doctora, who that the prohlbiUpn cocktail baa fodd To Market VANCOUVER, Oct. transcontinental over Glehogle, B.C; near at Vancouver time. passed Golden DONALD, B. C, Oct, Trans- Canada filer passed: over, here PJH. OoX, J3.--Traus-Cauada plane, with CnpUIn C. Thompson driving and General A- as ob- server, left Calgary at fly'ff minutes be- fore 12, o'clock on the lasl-leg'.of thV'Irani-continental Journny to tho P.ic'iHc'coasL With tho snow covered mountains showi bright' and clear (n a limpid, sky, plane soared rapidly to about foet and slreokcd away In a slraight line for the .west, the -trans-Canada plane, was follow- od immediately by another government machine, in chargo o! Captain C, Cai'- (er ,of the government air patrol ser- vice who will follow tho first plane as far as Morley whora Captain Cnr- ler la stationed. Barilng fog in tlie mountains, the filers hope to mako the two1 Jumna, slopping once at Yornpri, II. C., lo VnhcoWCT In from five io six Record 'ion of C. P. R. is Re markably Good Southern Alberta's .v grain crop is smashing all records in the rapidity of Its move- .jnent to market. Out'pf an dsll- 'iinatcd crop In this rillway dls- of liO.OOO.OOO busliels of 'all grains, over. biish- els'Oiave already been moved from the farms, nnil it is not yet tbc middle of October. Of (lie bilshcls the farmers have gent riut. more (ban six inlilloiis Jiavo been transpnrteti by' the .C.P.H.. while elevators lir llie district have another six rullliqiit In storn. Most of the grain mov- ed ao far is wheat. Tho C.IMI..I3 the present tirua moving theijrain from tlie district lo the head of tho lakes at tho rote of- almost 200 cars dally. r7aeu 'Week sees somo bushols on the way to tbu .world markets. The vnluo'ot tho crop move'l to dalo, i'.t the nverago" price which has prevailed, Is approxl-- mately Not all .of this flowdil Into Iho district as yet, as rrtlich'of Iho gfaln Is being held by tlie far- mers in ths. elevators for a 'higher market.' Ferrle to sland trial with his brother. Tom the man who put up such a strenuous light -with Cbief I.awson and Coustablc Clarkston .last Saturday "night when he was caught with three bottles of Ilijuor, a jar of tho.samc goods and a keg containing alcohol, w'as before Magistrate Bter.and ,w'as fined and cosls for liriuor' niLiuwtuUy lu his He will ho before the magistrate again-charged wllh.unlaw- Bomb Placed Under at 'eople Accept the Principle That State Should Do Financing- t 'LAN TO IRRIGATE FIVE.MILLION ACRES Herald Man Finds thing New in Plan to Help Farmers Get Water. (BY H..O. CHEAT OcL initls. ivc bill to authorize the state of-Mon- i: ana to have control over of Irrigation districts aa4. stniction and irrigation, systems therein; authorizing the state of Montana to become Indebted, and providing for the issuance of bonds as state to- create 'the '.Montana Irrigation Devel- opment Fund' for-tha purchase ot-lrri- gallon district bonds; prescribing' the duties but it is-another kind; involved Great Irrljatldn mentioned in the article previous, Montana acres under irrigation or in process of construction; Montin.a.Jfia'S, in'addilion the water- Towii Where Seed of- Great War Was Sown nd the Will lie' brought- to DHUSSKLS, attempt was marto Hi assassiiiate Prince .He- gent Alexander of Serbia'during his recent tour in Hosiiia, according to tbe Moiitegrin Press bureau today. The bureau adds "A bomb was' thrown under tho train in which thcviiriuce regent of Serbia was returning from Sarajevo. Two, coaches wero-wrecked'but the srlncc" was unhurt.' An fiujury Into he incident gave no', results. "The mayor arid municipal council oC Sarajevo have resigned. Sarajevo, is noted town vliero the .Austrian' rr'oivn 'I'rtnce and Crowu Princess were assassinated in 1S14, an event that occasioned the ;rcat war. on Page CHRISTOPHERS ACQUiTTE Premier Meighcn Says That is (he Purpose of Goycriinicnl's Policy of Protection Oct. an Gil-day trial five men charged witT kidnapping SI, Christophers, the 0 B. 13. organizer o'n July 3, wero ac quitted. After hearing llie evidence Mr. Justice Hrowri tho cnsc before It went lo the jury agnlnst Sam Uryilen. president of tho Eslevan 0 W.'V. A. Amos Clpiigh. After dell berating half an" hour the jury dls nilsswi tlie.charges against the others ft. Jluntcr of thn provincla nolire. Tom -Munroa and Jim Clark. Noted Evangelist Dead In England BlH.MIXdl.lAM.-England, Oct. 13 Ohas. Alexander, au tvange- list known' throughout tho world., died suddenly al his home liere this morjt- Chos. M. was born Oct- Obsr 21., 1857, 'Rt Marvville, Tcnn. Karly In', life ho cng'ased in evange- able tor least, anil js there-Is land' available, for.tho this stale seem'to have settled to go about getting It.' As the present total irrigated'.land- of the United States is le'sSs than acres, it can be' seen IhaVtbe pcople-liere have set themselves a big task. Tlisy. Jlontana's. agri-' cultural resources shall bo, developed' to tho'last'acrq there is ivatcr to irri- gate. At least who ard: spdnsorlngi.thoi-rcferenduni on Nov. 2 that-they have so delcr- inhied. Seven and a half millions Is a lot of irrigated land than some of the slates of tho union tossess altogether. Other states in the west have under- taken'SoinE aid to Irrigation.. ,-Iu; 'kVashiilGtou they levy annually halt u jnlll on of the'assessed valuation of the state, amounting-to about halt a million hich goes to'hcip.Irrigation'districts fluance. Ibemselves till'they au. their feet. -In Oregon, they give a: five year stalo guarantee to Irrigation dis- tricts' bonds and alab'certify tho bbnda to make them" legal Ifornla.does.something about the sa'nie? Hut pan, the slates.have been, willing to leave it to the federal govcniment, lo private Investors or to Hie farmers themselves to undertake the financing of the various enter; prises which will- carry water, to tho thirsty land. Montana Assumes Responsibility Hut "Montana1 peopjo, alter witness- ing what the land would do Iri 1315 ami 151C under good moisture condlt- STAf'FOHDVII.LB, bill.. 'Oct. Before an aurtleiicS' At 2.00U electors ions, and a ler. the failures of 1017, of '-Kant Elgin, Premier Melshen this 'lec afternoon sot forth "tho government's position .on Hie tariff question, .declar- ing that its trade' jiollcy'h'ad' been lo the put their own shoulders the -wheel. Of were willing that the federal government should go as far us" it ilkeii. The federal government H IU luv .v., t.i.tlohi.1 IhrMHlrr.. There would not I" ln ,V tariff higher -Ihan'waa ossuntlal OOO.OCO l.o Irrigate over Sw.OoO acr (o maintain the indnslries of the Do- i I" state. And that seemed. minion and cnp.bli; them to grow on page F6 wllli tho growth of the country, The j _ tariff busori upon 1 protection timl not uiio'n free Irads. It 'was harri lo l.cil what .tho trailn [policies of other panics are .bused. I Their lenders were not 'making it. i clear, Hi's policy of the Na- lllonal Llheral and Conservative parly definite aifd iincUangecl, Mr. Meighon atltiressed a big tn-eot-' Ing anil WAS well received. JUMPED THE RENT j FROM TO A i MONTH IN fiMONTHS; TOIION'TO. Oct. three hundred comphlnls of rent profiteer- ing have been filed with Toronto iissessmcnt