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June 24, 1919

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 24, 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba TODAY'S WEATHER Forecast for Manitoba; Fine; very BATTLING WITH GERMANS The Esthoniana and Germans have rtcumed along tht entire front from the. Gulf of Riga to Ron- cnburg. VOL, 45 Sun' rises-at-4.20 and-jets'at 30.41 Moon rises at' 1.36 and sets at WISTNIPEQ, TTJESDAT, JTJNE MORNING EDITION 18: PAGES ]STO. 304 PEACE f BEATY DELAYED FOR FEW DAYS bi Likely To Take Place Till jjiiirsday or Friday, Announos Cismanceau VM Haifflhausen to Sign Docu- .gint on Behalf of Germany- Italian Delegation Authorized Swell of Four Receives Eleventh fear Rapst For Delay of Forty- Eight Hours Before Signing Weimar, June na- tional assembly this afternoon Toted to sign the peace-' terms, laeonflitionally, the government Saving-succeeded in overcoming opposition of those who iri- sr.ed. on two conditions. Signing Delayed. Paris, June siting the. peace treaty is not likely -0 take place before jessibly not until Friday. This UBonncement-was made tonight 37.Premier Clemenceau. and Sec- Dutasta. The German answer .regarding ae peace treaty was received by ;he peace conference this after- Moa. Its contents has not been up to 3.45 o'clock. Haniel von Haimhansea. will lien the peace treaty for the Germans, it appeared likely. to- from all information at the aeadquarters of the American ielegation. The Italian delegates at pre- Kti in Paris have been author- to sign the treaty on behalf Italy. This announcement Tsmoved one question, it might, delay.trie-sign-. 1. The German note of ace, it is said, is couched in nek language that it maintains German position that the. peace conditions are a peace >j a' violence." There appeared today to -be yjrne- indications that in case.' 'jermany decided to accept the ptace treaty unconditionally, the would be accompanied by passage in the -national as- of a resolution or declar- J'ion that the signing- Was under and that the German people did not feel morally re- sponsible for the war and were to submit the question- of -sponsibiiity to a tribunal eon- of two members -repre- senting the allied and associated Xwets and two neutra-ls and one Winnipeg Lad and Chum Drowned While Bbating Prince Albert, Saslf., June 23.__ Boating on -Wakaw -Lake-Saturday evening, F. Williams ana- Ted Kohn, farm of- the Wakow district] were drowned when the craft over- turned. There were half a dozen Jjoung men m the craft when it over- turned, buf ihe rest managed to make e shore. Williams- and Kohn, the former a young Winnipeg man, had been in the employ of farmers in the Wakaw district, and with several companions Went out on the lake in the evening, when through some'reason or other their boat capsized, precipitating the boaters into the mater. Williams and Kohn sank and wvc not seen again until Sunday morning, when Constable Scolney, of (he- provincial _police, mho had been dragging the lake all night, recovered the bodies. Williams? parents live in Winnipeg, and the body will be shipped there. The body, of Kohn, whose parents reside in the Cudworth district, was not recovered until o'clock Sunday morning. W. A. Black Tells Cost Of Liv- ing Committee These Are Abnormal Times _ Berlin. June 22. (Havas) It s officially announced that General Marshal Koch's representa- os the allied armistice commis- tox has. presented the German arm- Commission with a request of. allied and associated powers that take immediate steps to the German advance into The immediate evacuation v.indau and Libau is- requested, tee. hastening of the evacuation J1 '-en-Story formerly belonging to 5JBia is asked for. Precarious ..Condon. June 23. Commenting on -j precarious life of the -new cabi- once peace is signed, Reuter's in Berlin says that a accident or a few abstentions at any moment result in Its de- av tSe Centrist and Socialist on- which- it depends, commands -55 out the 423 deputies. Hum Have Not Changed Jane 23. '_ (Havas) The -i's in commenting of the German na- assembly to sign the treaty, J stress on the efforts of Germany -scipe responsibilities and see :hat the! German menial Th %llis not chanired. S3- Germans, it is learned gener- observe the clauses of the SMM with a knife at thelr and point, to the deliberate of German ships at- tj'rni as a symbol and a is expressed by the Echo Be j, tilat the. resistance of the Qer-. manifested' not only at Scapa ,j at all points in Europe SjhiC. ey are not bound down show the allies that (Continued on jxije wo.) PROFIT 12 PER GENT. R. A. Pringle Says These Are Very Abnormal Other Companies Quizzed Ouawu. June 33. Net profits on common stock of. Offilvie Flour. Mlll- -rng- company for'year ending: Aug. 31, 1318. -were .72 per cent. End in. the previous year, per'cent, -accord- ing to evidence brought out by H.' A. K.C.; before the cost of liv- ing committee o' the commons this afternoon. "There are very abnormal said. W., -A.. Black, vice-president of the company. "These 'are very abnormal retorted Mr. Prlhgle. Suggests .Price Fixing During the course of his examina- tion1 before the cost" of living. com- mittee 'this afternoon-, "W. .-A. vice-president" of the Qell-vie Milling company, was asked to express. an opinion in regard to the fixing of a' price of wheat. In replying, Mr. Black referred situation in the United States where .the farmers will re'celve a-price of per bushel, guaranteed by1 the- government.' Ho was inclined to" think that unless something thcre__would-be considerable .slump of wheat. He expressed the view that the wheat trade and the banks will be afraid to purchase in large quanti- ties because of the possibility of in--, currinff lo.ra. On the other hanfl, he- said, if a'.price were-fixed in Canada, even at a. figure lower ttan in tlie United States, wheat could be. pur- chased with confidence. Mr. Black suggested another method of dealing with the situation: he said the farmer might be paid, say, per bushel by the govern- ment which would handle the 'crop. At the end of the season, the farmer could be given any additional pr.ofit which might'accrtiM to him as-the result -of the sale of his wheat. Several Canadian milling com- panies were under examination by the cost of living committee of tho com- mons today. HecHey Shaw, of the Maple Leaf -Milling, company, was the first witness. R. A. Pringle, K.C., counsel for the committee, brought out the main facts. in 1013, 1914 anil IDin the. Maple Leaf: company paid no dividends on the common stock, but in 1916 the dividend was 8 per cent, in 1917 10 per cent., in 1918 22 per cent. Part of the dividends in the last two -years is represented by war etc. Mr. Shaw stated that in the early years the company was building a mill, at Port-Colbo.rne. H. H. M.P., speaking with some, heat, said to the witness that in the last four years there have been strong-'protests by the public, regard- ing the cost of living. The millers had said that they would have to shut down as they were making no money during these four years on the'com- mon stock, yet a great portion of the common stock wae- not represented by a -money investment. The-witness retortpd that it was represented by'assets; Common Stock Was Watered. Me. Stevens came back sharply. He declared that the company had is- sued watered stock. Twenty-five per cent, common stock was issued as a bonus preferred, stock. "How do you justify the enormous FERGUS FALLS STORM TOLL OF DEATH GROWING Later Reports State Definitely That Between 60 and 70 Are Killed Every Church In Town Blown Down Casualties. May Be 700 Other Towns Swept By Storm- Governor Burnquist Repairs to Scene Fergus Palls, Minn., June Telephone communication from Fer- gus Falls and the .nearby storm- stricken territory- to other cities in the stato was restored late this af- ternoon, and over the. telephone Ad- jutant-General WJ .F. Rhynoty gave an estimate of sixty dead from Sun- day evening's tornado. The work of searching the debris, marks the site of nearly 400 homes and stores, will be completed by midnight; General Rhynow said. Federal district court was in. ses- sion. Saturday, but Judge Page Mor- ris. District Attorney Albert Jacques, both of St. Paul, :and ot'her court officials, escaped injury. The upper- story of the court-house and jail -was blown but Sheriff John BilUris-s. and his wife and five prisoners escap- ed injury. Every-Ghurch Blown Down. The Day at the Capital Ottawa, June reports of a highly important nature, each dealing more or less directly with the existing- unrest In the country, and each of which win no doubt make recommendations for its allevia- tion, are pending in .parliament. They comprise the report of Industrial Commission, which, under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice Mathers, has been taking evid- ence, throughout .the. Dominion for a month or more; the'report of the' commons pensins committee, which has been consldrlng a. revision of the pensions schedules with a view toward conforming them more to cosUof. and the report .of the'commons .committee which taking, evidence In connection with the cost, of'Hying- itself, and wfTich has been sitting morning, afternoon and evening since creation. If parliament prorogues .when- at the present time it is expected to, prorogue, namely, the flrst or second week in July, none of the recommendations', of- these bodies, however important they may be, can be properly dealt with and legislated into statute. The Industrial committee was the ostensible .object of finding a solution of the'present' problems-arising out of the. ever- lasthig: conflict between capital arid labor and it was hinted in. the statement announcing its'appointmet that some cter-ee of democratiza- tion of. industry was to be .aimed at. The suggestion was to'discover some means whereby the .conflict between -labor and' capital might be assuaged by giving, labor interest in the .management of.iridus- trial firms and other concerns. -This principle 'was recognized by. the TVhitley commission of GIVEN TO SOLDIERS GflUIN GOVERNMENTS Many Availing. Themselves Of Chance to Borrow Money From Government loans ag- gregating upwards of have "been -made to returned -soldiers who propose to take" up farming, was an- statement made" fri .the Commons today when the Soldiers' Land Settlement bill was under re- view in. committee. Hon. Arthur Meighen dealt at length-with the operations of the land 'settlement board up to.the. middle'of present month, sliowins that nearly so far been, spent on iD.nd and nearly. on the Every church in the .town was j purchase of stock and-equipment. blown down; post-office and library The total number, of loans granted were badly Great Northern station and freight'house were com- pletely demolished: the Northwestern College buildings also suffered severe damage. An elevator of the Geres Milling Co. was .entirely swept away. The Fergus Brewery Co. building is has been and the: average am- ount, has been Applications Opposition In Quebec Now Consists of Nine Conserva- tives and Two Labor Montreal, Que'., June. 23 Sir Lamer Gouin goes back to power in Quebec with, a slightly reduced majority as the result of the provincial elections today. His former strength was 73 Liberals' to 6 Conservatives. His pre- sent strength, leaving out 'Pontiac and' Temlskaming, both of .which rer turned -Liberals, last election, but re- turns' for whlch-'are not. to .hand to- night, is 68 Liberals against 3 Con- servatives -and- 2 Labor union men. Labor-, represented for the time officially at Quebec, men first who have formerly run under the name iavine been straight Liberal. Jhc government lost three 'seats in the. Island- -of Montreal: Maisonneuve, for certificates qualifying men to go Laval and Dorien. In the first and on the land have exceeded last, ..Labor replaces Liberal: In La- while-over have been granted, I rat -the winner is a. straight Cons'etv- Ex-soldiers have chosen all the pro- vatlvc. the scene of virices for far-minjr operations, Al- Sir Lomer Gbuin's speech-las'; week. only mass of ruins- and Fertrus Falls berta leading the list with- slightly f Conservatives lost, only one seat: Sash, and Door Factory suffered the over and Prince .Edward Island CharleVoix-SaKuenay.. By not.con- same fare. More than 150-peraons with serious injuries are being cared for at- the state insane hospital and Weight arid St.-Luke's hospitals. Working by Night. Arq-light electric wires were strung throughout the devastated- district today to '.unable the civili- to continue their Late-, today 47 and taken i an relief workers search of the rui bodies had been J to temporary-mbr more are'thought'.-to be lying .between the Ktorm-wrecked houses through one of the prettiest localities in-'Min- nesota. George N. Wo.ojdhouse, of Easterville, liowa, owner of-the de- molished Grand .hotel, arrived in the city a .few minutes before the storm struck town, to take personal charge' of'the hostelry. He was killed under the ruins. Two members of the'fed- eral .grand jury panel were in. the Northern .Pacific Railroad station and clung to the office safe while the storm swept' the station away over their Jieads. City Attorney a Victim. Many of the city's most pretentious homes were buiit along of Lake Alice, and occupants of some of these are thought to have "been, carried Into the lake with wreckage, of their homes. A. Bramenberg, the president of the First State bank, of. Fergus Falls, was.killed in' the Grand hotel, where he had. taken rfuge from tlie storm. Charles Alexander, city attorney, died from injuries when he was crushed, his home. W. A. Dougherty, prominent real estate mar, was anoaher victim. Martin Johnson, a photographer, and tour all-killed iu their home. The' body of- Isabella Kritzer, who -graduated Irom the high school a few days ago, was recovered from One'Mile Lake, but bodies of three others of the .family have not been foimd. The only request for relief, yet made is by Mayor Berg, wild' ask- ed for bread. Toll May be 200. St. Paul, Minn., June (Asso- ciated- meagre reports were available early today of loss being at the bottom with 241. Aid for Other Soldiers A. B. during the course of the discussion asked what .the government proposed- to do to en- yctiimeo1 men who do JipV intend to rehabilitate Would they- be.Riven-an opportunity to start shops or set themselves up in some other asked. answered the question. testing St. Ann's, in Montreal, and Jean, they lost two others. Outside of- Montreal the govern- ment lost fire "seats: Iberville, Joli- Labelle, Chicoutimi and St. Hya- cinthe. The leader, of the opposition, Arthur Sauye, was re-elected .by 600 large one for a; rural1 con- stituency." In addition to. the official ppposir tion of there, are Lib- erals who were elected' on an iftde- Tninister of the interior.. AND FIGHTING AGAIN June -r.uil official communiea- announces that, after a ?-ven days' truce, the Esthon- and German Baltic -Lans- aletlr have resumed hostilities the entire front from. Gulf Of Riga 'to R0nen- v'r8- Thfc British "-mission in its attempt to ar- an understanding. (Continued on page four.) G.W.V.A. ISSUES WARNING TO ITS RIOTING MEMBERS Constitution Says Such Action Calls For Expulsion At a special meetimr of-the. execu- tive of the Winnipeg branch of the Great "War Veterans' Association held last eveninc, the following resolu- tion was all members when join- In- the G.W.V.A. take an obligation to abide by the- constitution, which states that they shall remain loyal to Canada and the Empire and shall render unstinted service, in their- in- terests; and. "Whereas this Association is pledg- ed- to..assJst and co-operate with our constituted authorities and comrades- in-arms in mafntaininc. law and order and in upholding Canadian Meals; "Whereas, .accordInc to sections. and 33 of the constitution any mem- ber may'be expelled from-the Asso.- ciation for' breac'- of his oblieratjon, or'of the or. for. .disloyal utterances tr a.ets; therefore it "Reserved -that' we warn a'mem-, bers 'that' any who are found guilty of any. ot the above mentioned -un- la.wful acts. ..nd who take, active part in riots arid in inciting to riot, will be expelled'from this Association. e favorably considered by the strike eaders. In any case, it is the general opinion that the striking metal trades workers themselves are satisfied that the definition of collective bargain- ng ,given. by the iron masters and endorsed by the Railway Brother- hoods' mediation ..board, and -the chiefs of the railway companies is ust the-definition they were wanting, and .that there Is nowr.o excuse for he strike continuing BO far as-they are concerned. While the great majority of the metal trade's workers are still keep- ng from work, pending the accept- ance of the emjitoyers' definition of collective bargaining by the strike committee, a number of men turned up at the plants yesterday, a'nd in'-the case of the Vulcan Iron Work's, it was night that a. stxxi -many more were, expected to report, for duty today; Railway Situation Improves The railway situation continues to reprove steadily. C.P.K. carmen, who lad given' a verbal assurance that hey would return yesterday failed to turn up. Intimi- dation by the strike element was' blamed for keeping, them.away. Com- plete-arrangements are being made 'or the protection rill who want to come back, and these are likely to be :aken full advantage of today-. That the strike is collapsing at points on the C.P.R. in the west was ndicated by official reports received yesterday in Winnipeg. It Wfts an- nounced that 60 the men .in the locomotive shops at Calgary and 1C5 n the power shops at that city had returned to their jobs. At. Minnedosa, Man., the mechanical men have an- lounced that they will resume today. So .many men in all departments have returned that the movement of [reighf. is declared to be almost up to lormal. Pamnger Services Normal There is absolutely no trouble In keeping the passener services run- ling. A particularly heavy strain is icing put. on the railways by the ex- tra large number of trains that are running west with troops from the Aquitania, but several of them passed tho city last night and early :his morning and all were on sche- dule time. It is expected that there will be no delay in the case of any of the troop trains beyond that which s liable to occur in normal times. On the C.N.R. the drifting ba.clc of strikers to practically all departments continues. At.points outside the city the samn evidences of the sympat- thetic strike collapsing as in the case of the C.P.R. are forthcomina. Offi- cial word was received in WinnipeK yesterday that all the men who had quit at Edmonton and Prince Albert were back on the.job. With regard to freight, it is now moving pretty well, said a. prominent C.N.R. official last night. EXPRESS CO. EMPLOYEES RETURNING TO WORK Expected Nearly All Old Help Will Be Back Today City people longing for the butter and eggs piled up on station plat- forms, and country people longing for the fruit and other desirables piled up in city express offices, may now take heart. There, is a. general re- turn to work, among expressmen to- day, and it is expected that conditions will soon be normal. G. Ford, general euperintendent of the Dominion Express company, stat- ed last night that all their old em- ployees were going back this morn- ing, while country employees had gone back yesterday. No' new men had been taken on by his company He expects conditions ;o be.normal in a day or two. Mr. Howarth, chief clerk of the Canadian Express company, said tha all their men were back west of Win- nipeg, and.about 50 .per cent. back, in the city. They expect to have a com- plete staff in four or five days, aa many old employees are returning, and new men are ing taken on. Nearly all the embargoes are lifted except at a few points betwt- Wat- rous and Winnipeg. Carloads of stuff are being moved; and the company are doing nearly as much business as in normal times. Irish Police Inspector Murdered. Dublin, June a crowd was returning from the 'races to Thurles this evening, District In- spector Hunt, of the Irish Constabu- lary, was shot dead by armed men. The men. escaped. Mounted Police Visit Office Of Pub- lication and Seize "Copy" In- tended For Today's Issue The Western Labor Xews, publish- ed by the strike committee has been suppressed, and the acting editor, J. 3. Woodsworth is under arrest on a :harge of sedition. The sheet was printed on the iremises of The Voice Publishing :ompany and the building: of this firm, 211 Rupert street, was raided members of the Royal North West Counted Police force last evening. A. quantity of type-set matter, and >i copy ready for the printers, and ividently intended for use in the is- iue of the paper today, was seized. Shortly after the raid had been J. S. Woodiworth, former- s'' Methodist minister, u-Jio had taken .he position of editor during: the en- "orc.ed absence of William Ivens, way alien into oustcdy by the city poiico. will probably appear before the police court this morning-. It is presumed action was taker, because of an inflammatory article Mibllshed during; the progress of ih? culminating in the references o Saturdas''s riots printed yesterday Labor News Report of Saturday's Riots Monday's issue of The Western News, Special Strike Bulletin. 32, in reporting the riots of Sat- irday has the. folio to say. under- lie heading: "Bloods' "One is dead and a number injur- 3d, probably thirty or more, as result of th'e-forcible prevention of the 'sil- ent parade1 which hc'.d planned >y returned men to start at 2.30 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Ap- parently, the bloody carefully planned, ssued a proclamation'In the "mornlni: stating that 'Any women taking- part n a parade do so at their own risk.' "Nevertheless a crowd of men. women and children assembled to witness -the 'silent parade.' "The soldiers' committee, wtnch lad been interviewing Senator Rob- ertson, had not returned to their com- rades when the latter commenced ro ne up on Main street, near the city lail. "No attempt was made to use- the special city police to prevent the par- ade. On a previous occasion a dozen of the old regular city police had persuaded the returned men to aban- don a.parade which had commenced to move. On Saturday, about 2.30 p.m.. just the time when tlio parade was sche- duled to start, some 50 mounted men swinging baseb.'til bats rode down Main street. Half were red-coated the others wore khaki. They quickened pace as they passed :hc Union hank. The crowd opened, et them through and closed in be- hind them. Thes1 turned and charg- ed through the crowd again, greeted by hisses, boos, and some stone.s. There were two riderless horses with the squad when it emersocl and gal- loped up Main street. The men in khaki disappeared at this juncture. but the red-coats reined their horses and reformed opposite the old post office. Then, with revolvers they galloped down Main .street, turned, find charged right into the crowd on William avenue, firing as they charg- ed. One man, standing on the side- walk, thought the in-ounties were fir- ing blank cartridges until a spectator standing- beside him dropped with a bullet through his breast. AnoHfer standing nearby was shot through the. -We Jiave no exact information about the total number of casualties, but. there were not loss than thirty. The crowd dispersed as quickly possible when tiie shooting besan. 'When the mounties rode back to the corner of Portage and after the .fray, at least two of them were twirling their recking tubes high in the air in orthodox Deadwood Dick style. Some individuals, apparently opposed to the strike, applauded the man-killers as they rode by. "Lines of special police, their big clubs, were then thrown across Main street and the intersect- ing thoroughfares. Dismounted rpd- coats lined across Portage and Main declaring the city under mili- tary control. Khaki-clad men with rifles were stationed on the street corners." Under the heading "Kaiserisrn in the News says: "What shall the sacrifice profit Canada if she who has helped to de- stroy Kaiscrism in Germany shall al- (Continued on pasc tivo.) ctflom are notified-that all Clauificd copy, especially Real Estate must reach the Free Press Adver- tising Counter not later than 12 o'clock Friday, noon, to insure insertion Saturday. Copy received after that hour will not be guaranteed insertion Saturday. 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