Winnipeg Free Press

June 23, 1919

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Issue date: Monday, June 23, 1919

Pages available: 20

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 23, 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba TODAY'S WEATHER for Manitoba: Continued Unsettled. GERMAN FLEET SUNK There 'be no dispute over t! division of the German fleet. Mo of the Vessels were. sunk, by thr crews at Scapa Flow, VOL. 4-3 Sun rises at 4.20 and sets .it 2040 Moon rises at O.S2 and sets at MONDAY, JUNE MORN.1NG PAGES XO: 30C KILLED, SCORES HURT IN RIOT FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPT TO PARADE Attacked Mounted Police Who Were Forced to Act Read Mike Sokolowskl a Registered Alien Shot Through Heart and Instantly Killed, Pre- sumably While Stooping to Pick Up of Injured, Including Several Members of R.N.W Taken to Hospital, But Ten Were Sent Home After Min- or Wounds Had Been All of Injured Will Did Not Open Fire Until Several Minutes After Riot Act Was Read, and In Majority of Cases Fired Into Pavement Or Into Fired On From Roofs and Win- Called Oat to Help Suppress Riot Riot Casualties Taken to Hospitals Following is a. Hat of those admit- One rioter shot 552 Henry Avenue. Between 60 and 70 persons injured; 30 treated in hospitals and scores in drug stores. Upwards of 100 arrests, and many more pending. These three brief sentences give the effect of thc .rioting in to General hospital.Saturday suf- Winnijieg on Saturday afternoon, Main street, opposite the terms- from wounds received as the City Hall, was the scene oi the culmination of the disturbances; result or the rioting, with the nature Thick have disfigured the history of the city since the general sym-' of their Twenty are -still tathetic strike ocean over- Jive weeks ago. The Riot Act was read illcld in thc treatment. Tr i and were sent home later in the vn the steps 01 the City Hall by Mayor Gray about 2.30. aftcrnoon. The rioting was, according to an official statement issued by j WALTER E DYKES, so; Mayui-Gray, the direct result of the inflammatory speeches made at: ave.. shot m left side of' :ho meeting in Market Square on Friday night, promoted by the returQca strike committee, and of thc determination of that body to hold a parade in defiance of the proclamation of the cbit-i magistrate of the city. This determination was declared by reo'iCscntativcs of thc men after an interview with thc mayor. Senator Robertson and other officials on'Saturday morning. It in consequence of the proposed parade that crowds latfcered in the vicinity of the hall, reaching to some thousands be- tween two t'.nd half-past TWO o'clock; that the services of the K.XAY.il.P. by the mayor to sustain his action in issu'ms the proclamation: and that Inter on the soldiers in the garrison were sent nut to support the K.N.VT.M.P. and the special DIAMOND, Selkirk; ave., bul- polk-c force in preserving order and maintaining the supremacy of "the c Eiot Act Read Before Firing. The story 01 thc viol is told elsewhere, but here it should be pointed ou; that it was unt until several minutes after the Kiot Act-; barracks. wasi-fiid that the K.X.W.M.P. used their revolvers; that the call j R. M. BELL, R.x in back! ti. i i i i ot head by brick. ior mount'.-! police was consequent upon an attack ana m-. FRANK YOCKNEY, iss Sutherland denioiiiirin and burning of a street car; and that the read-1 ave., shot in leg- and trac- ing of ;iie Kiot Act was because of the savage attack made upon wre _ the" .Mountics witii sloucs, bricks and bottles, not only by the tllrousrh me' right icfm Ve" crowd on thc street, but by the g-auss of rowdies that gathered on DAVIDD CRABB, GST Toronto street, roofs of stores and hotels on Main" street, on thc east side, from j 1- opposite William avenue to Rupert avenue. Shots were also fired .from thc same places. There is no doubt about this, nor the fact that the shooting- took place about the time the Moumies first appeared. There is the evidence of In- Mwctor Green himself that he was fired at when running east on the neck; condition very good. WILLIAM RAMSAY, 53 Charlotte street, shot through shoulder and breast: iconditicm good and very favorable. i HUGH JOHNSON, 312 Isabel street, shot in head; lower internal inju- ries; condition favorable. HERBERT JOHNSON, 5-1S Ross ave., H. ROGERS, 143 Evanson street, real estate salesman., shot through condition fair. S. SCHEZERBANOWICZ, East Scl- H. F. NOAL. 315 shot m the left 3 Vaushan stseat, avenue from a building adjacent to Main street. Special constables on duty at this part of the riot area have stated posi- tively that there was shooting from the roofs of at least four or Eve awes. __________________________ Most of these roweies are now in and arc included in the men ar- "Kt-rc! Saturdciv yesterday. One was taken by a special con- stiDle who got up to the roof of the f'ore where they were csconeetl. lie upon them to surrender, they to show tijrht. but used his revolver r.ot to hurt but they were very roarty to p.it _---------- Another bunch c'.im'oed I've Women Among TbOSe o: an They soon observed and hurried Into Custody----Sp5- again only to lind special con- i -'tables atvaitinc to convey cials Did Splendid WorK to the police station. Sokolowski Active Missile Thrower. '________ Sokolowski has been identified as aj 'Mistered alien cnen-.y of AustrLiii LEONARD OVERTON, 25 Martha street, shot in. the right leg. GRIFFITH OWEN. 656 Langside street, bullet wound on right foot. WILLIAM HENRY NEWBOLD, 2G1 Albany street, hit by stone on right side face. lie enemy leave s a wido-v witnesses say that he the most active of thc Growers. He seemed to be the centre a sans ar.d was seen to be sup- by others with material. He shot through the heart. a MM: of the- others wounded by thc of the U.X.VS'.M.r. were hit low- o.n t.-.e body. Thc police first over the heads of their as- The second fire was at the -Gtmcl with the effect the list of -juries te'.ls. Somu of the rioters struck by the batons of the cor.staMes who came- the in a body to c'.e.ir the streets the crowd was driven bad; by fire of the mounted men. i Nuinber of Mounties Injured. number of the JMctal were injured, i of the latter was seriously hurt 1'- uf moun'.od men are c5Uinf-j in hospital. in command ol" hurt on the Ifg by a liUiw