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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 25, 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba TODAY'S WEATHER FAIR AND MILDER. Temperatures yesterday: Maximum, 39.1; minimum, 18.2. CO O c 2 C MOVEMENT CONTINUES The strike of Liverpool dock work- ers, which threatened to delay the transpore of troops; has been settled. VOL WINNIPEG-, FRIDAY, APRIL 1919. MORNING EDITION 22 PAGES. STATEMENT Treating Italians as if They Are Barbarous States Country's Case PREMIER GOING TO ROME Feeling Runs High in "Flume or is Watch- word of Demonstrations Paris, April state- ment issued by Premier Orlando today says nothing'of the inten- tin.-i 01 the Italians to quit the oeace conference. It merely states Italy's case concerning! _Fiumc r.nd the Dalmatian coast, j and does not, appear in the i'orm of an ultimatum. King Albert's :t To i of Esteven f Eslevan, Sask., April re-) sponse lo an appeal by the ladies of the C.W.V.A. of Eslevan to prom- inent men in the British empire and among the allied forces for souvenirs to be raffled at a monster lea party for trie benefit of soldiers' widows and dependants, King Albert of Belgium sent lo the local president of the aux- iliary, Mrs. Smith, a handsome Sold spoon engraved with the royal monogram. The gift was accompanied by a letter expressing King Albert's appre- ciation of Canada's lielp in the war, slating, in part: "King Albert, re- membering the lively sympathy shown lo Belgium by the Canadian people, lias pleasure in granting the request thai you have addressed to him in ON STRIKE your letter of February 28." Wheat City is Alone Remains on Police Out TEAMSTERS TO QUIT WORK The Day at the Capital Premier Orlando declares that I Seeb New officers to Carry President. Wilson's proclamation is an attempt to place the g'ov-' in opposition to the 1 people. "He is treating: the'! Italians." adds the premier, "as if tliey were a barbarous people. a. democratic govern- ment. The premier rebukes the pre- sident for addressing himself to the Italian people over the head on Work of Soldiers' Settlement Allege Waste of Want Undesirable Foreign- ers Kent Out Moose Jaw. Sask.. April the 01 the Italian government, and j closing session of the third annual 5 mo: he never considered the convention of the Saskatchewan Groat I.'nited States bound by treaty of London, but tl Italy's case is based rather on right and justice. For Italy's Safety i ne ineiai uuuus j-vjuuia-iiwii ihei War association, a re.sol.t- mceting tomorrow :hat condemning the present soldiers purpose taking a strike v Other Unions Taking Strike Works Men Stop Work Today Braudon, Mar.., April com- plete deadlock exists between the city council hero and the civic union, the members of which body ap-proxi- ymately one V.undred strong walked out on strike at II a.m. today. street cars are in the barns. j There is only the chief left on the I police force, and three men on the I tire brigade, who have been left there by the union to look after emergency calls. In fact practically every em- ployee of the city is out on strike, with the exception of the heads of departments, and those at the water the pumping station come out at eleven o'clock to- morrow morning. At a meeting of the teamsters' union held tonight a sympathy strike vote was 'taken, and it was unanimously decided to come out on strike tomorrow mornir.g.i a.t noon: this will affect between ninety and one hundred men. The situation is hourly becoming more serious and the probability of other federated i is joining in sympathy strikes is i than likely. i Others May Join Strikers. The metal trades federation will j for I works. The men at Expert's Report Strongly Re- commends City to Go Whole- heartedly Into Business DUPLICATION IS COSTLY STAFF CORRESPONDENCE. Ottawa, April the opinion of western members prevails, the new Dominion Franchise act, which will .be brought into the House this session, will be based on broad British principles. That is to say, that regard will be had for Canadian citizenship, and the new act will be devoid of many of the objectionable features which have- made the "War Time Elections' act notorious. Otherwise there may be a split in the Union government; and that means not only the'rank and file, but the cabinet. In fact, the question of the franchise is as pregnant of deep controversial potentialities as is that of the tariff. That there must be a new franchise act does not appear to be seriously controverted on either side of the House. That it must be enacted this session is inevitable, in spite of the suggestion of Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux, yesterday, to the effect that as elections were not contemplated it would be well for the government to sheK-e the contentious measure for the present session. No man can predict in these times when an election will be precipi- tated, and if one were to bo precipitated at the present time it would have to be run under the War Time Elections' act, and nobodyjsants that. 1C it were held after-that act it will lapse with the TVar Measures' the old act of 1908 would have to be resorted to, and that is defect- ive for several reasons. There is, flrst of all, a necessity for a Dominion franchise, and secondly a, necessity for Dominion lists. The conferring of the franchise on women by the federal authorities, which, it is proposed, shall be as wide as possible, is one of the chief reasons for the necessity of a Dominion franchise. Prince Edward Island has no women's vote. In Nova Scotia it is restricted. 3n New Brunswick the same is true. In Quebec female franchise has not been repc.-t. which had been awaited with Limerick Strike to End; Men Granted Concessions Figures Annual Saving- to City Over Present System Would be Over Limerick, April 24 (Associated stake which has bcefl in progress in Limerick for some time is to be called off tonight, the military authorities having made slight conces- sions to the strikers, at the request of the mayor and Bishop of Limerick- The strike committee is now con- j sidering these concessions. The strike leaders visited the mill- tary posts this afternoon, but found the lines had not been changed to meet their early demands and went into conference on the matter. The definite action of the committee will be announced by proclamation. Food has been plentiful and strike notes have not yet been issued, as the leaders say they have plenty of funds, so far. Old-Timers Gathered in Great Force at Board of Trade Building Last Night TALES OF EARLY DAYS Red River Jig1 Danced by a Pioneer Lady of 96 Years With Partner Aged 81 conferred, and is unlikely to be. In Ontario and- the four western prov- inces -women have the vote. In addition to the above provincial discrepancies manhood suffrage in the provinces varies largely, while under present conditions very many Do- minion subjects never have a vote at'all at Dominion elections. For instance, take the case of Winnipeg, Toronto or Montreal. The pro- vincial qualifications call for residence of one year in the province, and of a certain time in the district. A voter's name may be on the list, 'but if he moves across the street into another polling district prior to the election he cannot vote. The ease of the Methodist clergy is also cited. These men (Continued on Voluntary Aid to the Welcome Home Fund is Coming Forward Slowly The Free Press Welcome Home Ftind is gradually growing, the total reached yesterday being- 51.067. It is, however, still very far away from "rc- the "Italy." says Premier Orlando, for hc-r safety not only n-rtheri-. boundary of the Alps, .ili'O protection on her eastern flank passed. occupation of the line of Mont The resolution tention of the act. and that wider S i powers be given local agencies, was .....-----r_..... also recorded the N'evozo. The right of self-dctermina- veterans' alarm at the alleged great should permit the population to j -waste of public money in the admin- their wish to enter the Italian jstration of the board, characterizing land settlement board and asking for This will aect about 150 The' tne 525.000 necessary for the purpose of giving- the homeward marching: vie a complete reorganization of it, with a complete new slate of officers, to carry on work in accord with the i-.i- slationary meet for en and to characterize Italy's j jj- rLS outrageous expenditures for the to the Dalnation coast, rcsults obtained. liver which for centuries her influ- j clause in the form of an amenel- has spread. "The reconstructed would contain within boundaries non-nationals than any other state." The statement of Premier Orlando :-'jnciUde-s with a declaration of warm friendship for the United States peo- t''.e. Text of Orlando's Statem-cnt is the text of Premier Orlando's statement: v.-r.i'.c Kalian dele- gation v.-as counter propo- sitions -which had been received from !hr, British premier and which had their aim the conciliation of con- tendericics which were ma- concerning Italian territorial munt was inserted calling or. the Do- government to appropriate an amount sufficient to meet the demand- them to the- finish. So far the only word received from Ottawa is a message to the Trades of all qualified soldier settlors within this afternoon in the Franternal hall the Pa a message from the Presi-, of the United States in which he iirei.secL his own thought on ono of j pi' -ubir.itted to the ju _____________ Free Press Welcome Fund Free Press subscribers are asked' to help along this de- serving-cause. Below-will'.lie found, a coupon. Please, fill out and send- to the Free Press, with the amount subscribed. la-bor is working for a conciliation board to adjust the men's grievances. The union is issuing- a strike bul- lelm at intervals, setting- out their point of view. A large meeting of the strikers at which over. 100. were -present waa held Tle addressing- na- directly constitutes surely an i-inovation in internationai rrlaUor.s. i 5
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