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CAN AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTIETH YEAH 12 PAGES PHOENIX, AKIZONA.MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1919 12 PAGES VOL. XXX., NO. 57 TORNADO KILLS 200 10 WIPES OUT BUILDINGS ! Entire Train Blown From! Track Hotel and Brew-; ery at Fergus Falls Lev-; eled Governor Burnquistj and Militia Go to Aid! Sufferers ST. PAIL, Juno 22-Destruction of the central section of Fergus Kails. Minn.. )v a tornado this evening, with a loss'of'perha PS 200 lives, was reported pai'hes from nearby towns. The storm struck the city about 7 ovine!:, destroying among other build- ; inns, the Grand hotel, in which it is ! reported 75 persons were trapped when the structure collapsed. The telephone operator at Wahpeton, j a town on the North Dakota line, about j .'0 miles west of Fergus Kalis, said re ports there placed the loss of life in, Fergus Falls at 200. Seven hundred houses and other buildings were de stroyed by the storm or by fire which followed. . Great Northern train No- 1, the Ori ental Limited, west bound, from Chica go to Seattle was blown from the track, about 6 miler west of Fergus Falls, but urly reports said only one passenger was injured. ISrainerd, Minnesota, residents saw 'ho storm sweeping in a northeasterly lirection, passing over several towns after its destruction at Kergus Falls, nit no other towns in that vicinity re ported serious damage. Train, No. I was traveling between .'In anil 40 miles an hour when the twister struck the baggage car behind the tender, when about 6 miles west of Fergus Falls, throwing seven of the eleven cars from the jails. The coaches were deposited along the roadbed, all in an upright position. More than 200 passengers were on the train. For the past two days several sec tions of the state have reported severe eleetrii al and rain storms and the up per Minnesota river valley today was visited by a flood which caused half ;i million dollars damage to the towns .ilong the river. Shortly before midnight the storm struck the Twin Cities. Railroad, and commercial telegraph wires were pros trated all through the section adjoining the Dakota line. Railroad men on trains returning from the storm-swept sec tion placed the loss of life in Fergus Falls around 200. and said almost the entire city had been swept away. They i on firmed the destruction of the Great Northern depot there with heavy loss of life. FA RG, M. X).. June 22. Approxi mately 200 persons were killed by a tornado that struck Fergus Falls, Min nesota, this afternoon and wiped out ihree blocks in the business section of 1 he city. This report was received tonight at the Great Northern offices here and said that train Number 1 had been blown off the track. A report from Staples to the North ern Pacific here said that the Grand Hotel had been razed by the wind and the Northern I'acific depot demol ished. The telephone operator at Battle Lake, Minnesota, about 18 miles west of Fergus Kalis, reported the entire town between the Grand Hotel and the Brewery had been-wiped out. The operator also reported that 200 persons had been killed. One of the passengers on Great Northern train Number 1, a girl, suf fered a sprained ankle, but no other passengers were injured, when the train was blown off the track. They were picked up by Great Northern train Number 4, fire miles west of I Fergus Falls, and brought to Fargo. Report 200 Killed ST. PAUL, June 22. Railroad men on trains returning from 'he vicinity olFergus Falls said reports were that 200 have been killed in the tornado. It was reported that the Grand Hotel at Fergus Kails had collapsed and that IT, persons had been buried in the ruins. ! Governor Burnquist, Adjutant Gen cwil Rhinow and 75 men of the sani tary corps, fourth regiment. M. N. G., left on a special train late tonight with doctors, nurses and railway officials, .other national guard units in the Twin Cities and in- towns near Kergus Kails were ordered to hold themselves in readiness for guard and police duty. The wrecked train is the Great Northern Oriental, limited, trans-continental, Chicago to Seattle. NEWS EPITOME FOREIGN German assembly votes to sign peace treaty after changing gov ernment. American is reported killed; others wounded; prisoners taken by bol sheviki. Yankee army of 100,000 ready to make further invasion of Germany this week. Council of four reveal protocol to clean up minor points of treaty. Last correspondence between coun cil and Germans is published. DOMESTIC Interest greater in presidential con test in Mexico than in miltary af fairs. . Tornado near Fergus Falls, Minne sota, kills 200 and demolishes en tire blocks. Appropriations to sidetrack peace speeches during the week in sen ate. , LOCAL 5 Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, greatest American , ace, promises to come "to Phoenix for air memorial 'tournament next Saturday. Dance at Riverside to be big sum mer event; proceeds to Luke memorial fund. Permit Search And Seizure To Enforce Dry Law SPRINGFIELD, Ills., June 22. Governor Lowden late today signed the search and seizure bill, passed by the fifty-first general assembly, designed to enforce pro hibition in "dry" territory. OBfiM-GONIES (Contest Said to HaVe Re- solved into 'lwo-fcidea Figfat Carranza Report ed Fighting Graft in Army EL PASO, Tex., June 22. General Felipe Gonzales, revolutionary leader in northern Mexico, will be a candidate for the presidency of the republic of Mexico in the elections next year, men connected with the Villa movement an nounced here tonight. General Angeles, now, the said, is in charge of all communications with foreign governments or other diplo matic affairs of the Villa movement and is second in command to Villa in mili- tary matters. Villa remains as commander-in-chief ; of the revolutionary forces in northern Mexico, according to the announcement. It also was announced that as soon as the time was deemed ripe, a provisional president would be named. This president will be a civilian and has not been chosen, they declared. There is close co-operation between General Angeles and Villa, the an nouncement said, adding that General Angeles will have the support of all the Villa adherents, regardless of candi dates that might be put forward by other factions opposing the present re gime in Mexico. The men making this announcement also declared neither Villa nor General Angeles had attended the conference i scheduled to be held in the state or Nuevo Leon late last month, when it was expected a working agreement would be attempted by all revolutionary leaders in Mexico. The reason was that they did not wish to send emissaries to the meeting and were themselves un able to attend because of the press of other matters demanding their atten tion. EL PASO, Tex., June 22. Central Mexico is more interested in the politi cal fight between General Alvaro Obre gon and Geenral Pablo Gonzales for the presidency, than in the military devel-opments-in the north, according to an American business man who reached here from the interior of Mexico today. He said the presidential contest had reduced itself to these two military can didates, both of whom have strong fol lowing. General Obregon is the" favor ite candidate of the military party in Mexico, he said, while General Gon zales has the open support of the Car ranza government. State elections now being held throughout the republic are proving tests of strength for the Obre gon and Gonzales factions, with federal officials taking an active part in be half of the government candidates, ac cording to him. In the state of Neuvo "Leon, three candidates were in the field and each claim to have been elected, the Amer ican said. A summary of his account follows: "In Mexico City, feeling between the factions is strong and army officers are taking an active part in the cam paign. General Juan Barragan, chief or staff of the federal army, is one of the few army officers in favor of General Gonzales, and his open avowal of the government candidate has caused much feeling against him among the officers. Discipline has suffered as a result. Murguia Back In Favor "General Francisco Murguia, who was recalled from command of the northeastern zone at Chihuahua City, has been given command of the district, including Tamaulipas, Neuvo Leon and Coahuila, except for the Laguna district near Torreon- He was said in Mexico City to have been restored to. favor in the army because of his advocacy of General Gonzales. A number of offi cers who were favorable to General Obregon had been recalled from their commands and placed on the inactive list in Mexico City. "Wholesale graft had been uncovered in the army in Mexico. It is an open secret among army officers that mili tary pay rolls have been 'padded' and military equipment and supplies charged for at a much higher rate than the market price, the difference being used for non-military purposes. Gen eral Jesus Agustin Castro, sub-secretary of war, was eent by President Car ranza to Chihuahua City to eliminate the many forms of graft in the army there and to improve the morale of troops there. When he completed this task, he was recalled to take charge of the war ministry and General Manuel Dieguez sent north in his place." American mining men from isolated camps in the north are coming to the border by way of Torreon and Laredo, a number having been on the same train with him. While no outbreaks have occurred in these outlying dis tricts, the refugees said, they no longer considered it safe to remain outside the larger cities. , Blis Airplane Base ' EL PASO. Tex., June 22. Fort Bliss is to be made an airplane base for this part of the Mexican border and regular army patrols are being established to guard the border againt Mexican bandit j invasions, it was announced here today. Colonel .lames E. Fechet, chief of the air service for the southern depart ment, arrived today from Kelly field. San Antonio, to confer with Brigadier General James B- Erwin, district com- (Continued on Page SU) CAMPAIGN irJTERESTS 1 MM k Mm TO BE TASK THIS WEEK WASHINGTON, June 22. With only desultory debate on the peace treaty J and its league of nations covenant ex- i pected as the result of republican lead ers' decision not to call up the Knox resolution, congress will start tomor row on a week of legislative action. The $888,000,000 army appropriation bill is to come up tomorrow in the sen ate and will be followed by the naval ap propriation bill- The sundry civil ap propriation measure will be transmit ted tomorrow to the senate and will come up for action immediately after the military measures. Senate leaders believe, with night sessions, that all appropriation measures can be passed by June 30, but with President Wilson not expected to return before the first week of July, hiatus of a few days is certain to result. Final enactment this week of the bills to repeal the daylight saving law and to end government control of tele graph, telephone and other wires is considered assured. The house this week ie scheduled to devote its affairs largely to disposing of conference reports on the appropria tion bills and prohibition enforcement legislation. Passage of the prohibition measure is expected -by the house, but with appropriation bills having the right of way in the senate, leaders doubt whether the prohibition law can be enacted by July 1, when it becomes effective. JUAREZ, Mexico, June 22. Wood row Mack, a mining engineer, and owner of a mine 110 miles south of Chihuahua City, has been missing, presumably somewhere in Mexico, since last Tuesday, Mrs.' Mack informed E. A. Dow, United States consul, here today, and requested his aid in locat ing her, husband. Mr. Dow sought the assistance of the state department and the immigration service in tracing Mr. Mack. Mr. Mack, his wife told Mr. Dow, left El Paso last Tuesday.intending to go ten or fifteen miles south to Juarez to meet a mechanic employed at the mine, who had sent word he was com ing north. Mr. Mack planned to assist this man in reaching the American side of the border. He told Mrs. Mack he would return Tuesday night, but up to a late hour tonight, no trace qf him had been found .since he crossed the international bridge to Mexico. Nor has any word been received from the mechanic, AVilliam Williams. Williams' plan was to make the trip from Chihuahua City here by auto mobile. o ' TOMMIES IN MUTINY LONDON, June 22. (By the Associ ated Press) 3"he mutinous conduct of troops at Sutton camp, Surrey, which has been growing for the past ten days I culminated today in the formation of a ! cc mmittee by the men, and their re I fusal to salute or obey ordevs. Two j battalions of troops were sent to the j camp in light fighting trim and with a macjiine gun. , The troops arrived. 409 men. among them the ringleaders and dispatched 1800 other men tod camps at Dover and '""anterbury. lull FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE i mi nan f snuffs g ' COBLENZ. Saturday, June 21. (By the Associated Press) More than half a million allied soldiers in the occupied areas stood ready Saturday night for a further invasion of Germany in the event that Germany does not accept the terms Even orders to the civilian popula tion, printed in French, English and German, as framed by Marshal Foch, are ready for distribution in the dis tricts and villages taken over by the allies. One order in the military regu lations says that any house from which civilians m.' y fire upon the marching troops shall be burned immediately. Another order provides for the requi sitioning of the railways, telegraphs, telephones and other utilities, as well as those employed in their services. About 100,000 Americans will move forward if the final order comes. The concentration just completed is Amer ica's greatest display of. strength since the armistice. Marshal Foch's proclamation says: "The allies entering into German territory will respect persons and prop erty and will enable the German popu lation to carry on their ordinary busi ness, provided the safety and move ments of billets and supplies of the allies are fully guaranteed. "AH the personnel of public admin - i istration must -remain at their places and continue to carry out their duties. Any infraction of these orders will be punished in accordance with military regulations. "All . persons showing hostility against the allied troops, whether in firing on them or destroying railways, roads- and waterways, or cutting or damaging telegraph and telephone lines, or in communication with the enemy, are amenable to military law. In all communes, all arms must be handed over to the area commandant one hour after the proclamation of this order " - FAST TRAIN DITCHED AURORA, Nebraska, June 22. Sev eral persons were injured, three seri ously, when the fast Seattle-St. Louis passenger on the Burlington was wrecked a Siort distance east of here at midnight last uight. The three most seriously hurt are: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Swan, re turning Y. M. C. A. workers-in China, on their way to Omaha. Mrs. W. W. Teewell, Gillette, Wyo- ming. These were taken to hospitals at Lincoln: The train which was behind time, was running at the rate of 52 miles an hour when it struck a defective' switch. Four sleepers, thelining car and chair car went into the ditch. 0 MARTIAL LAW CEASES WINNIPEG. June 22. Winnipeg was quiet today, after the rioting of yesterday afternoon. The city no longer'is under martial law. Mavor Charles F. Gray today issued a statement in which he declared an investigation showed that strikers and not royal northwest mounted police fired the first shots yesterday. Early tonight the soldiers were withdrawn from Main street and the duty of policing this district again was taken over by returned soldier- TAND PREPARED pnn piiennriinil H HUrnirN I 1 Ull L.IIII I IwUIIU I CTUAL SIGNING IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY PARIS, Saturday, June 21. (By the Associated Press). A dispatch regard ing the American peace delegation, late this afternoon from Weimar, said a decision had been reached by the Ger mans to ask further delay from the al lies, but that later the social demo crats and centrists found they had a sufficient majority in the assembly and decided not to sign the request. In high peace conference quarters, belief was expressed today that sign ing of the treaty would take place Wed nesday.. There seemed to be no incli nation to grant the Germans any delay. With regard to whether the allied troops will move forward, if an af firmative answer is not received from the Germans at 5 o'clock Monday aft ernoon, some of those in authority favor sending the troops forward immediate ly. Others prefer a delay of two or three days. The view of the council of four, after the meeting today, was that everything looked favorable to the signing of the treaty and that it was possible it might take place Tuesday. The council today discussed twelve points raised by the German note and sent a reply in effect that six of these were sufficiently covered in the i treaty and the other six would be made the subject of a protocol to be added to the treaty. The council today reached a conclu sion regarding the protection of minori ties in Poland. The reparation terms of the Austrian treaty were not com pleted and will be taken up again Mon day. ' . L READY FORSEBK VERSAILLES, June 22 (By the Associated Press) Arrangements al ready have began to take shape at Versailles for signing of the peace treaty. Orders 'have been given to have everything in readiness Tuesday, although the ceremony, according to the Havas agency, is not likely to oo, cur before Thursday. The famous gallery of mirrors has received its final furnishings The carpets have been laid and the orna mental table has been placed in po sition in front of the dais where the plenipotentiaries will be seated. There will be room for 400 invited persons. They will be given places in the left wing of the Hall of Mir rors, while the right wing will be oc cupied by about the same number of press representatives. The court of honor has been cleared of captured guns. Three regiments of infantry and five of cavalry will be on duty at the. time of the signing. Re publican guards will render the honors. They will be stationed on the grand staircase by which the plenipoten tiaries enter the hall. According to the Havas agency, diplomatic relations with Germany will not be resumed immediately on the signing of the treaty, but only after its ratification. This also applies to the admission of German subjects into France. National Assembly By Vote of 237 to 138 So Decides Action Comes About Through Change Of Government Bauer Becomes Premier Bernstorff Offered Head Of Peace Commission I Refuses To Serve Germans At j tfcempt To Secure Reservations In Treaty Are Met With Stern Refu- sal By Council Of Four. i BERLIN, June 22. (By the Associated Press) ! Germany will sign the peace treaty. The national assem jbly this afternoon, by a vote of 237 to 138, decided to ; sign. The assembly also voted confidence in the new gov- ernment of Herr Bauer, 236 to 89. Sixty-eight members abstained from voting. I On the question of signing the treaty, five members of the assembly abstained from voting. ! Before the vote of confidence was taken, Herr Bauer, the new premier, declared the government would sign the treaty, but without acknowledging responsibility of the German people for the war or accepting the obligations contained in the treaty relating to trial of the former em peror and extradition of other German personages. , WEIMAR, June 22. (By the Associated Press) In announcing the decision of the government to sign the peace terms, Premier Bauer said, before the national as sembly today: "The allied and associated powers cannot expect the , German people to agree, from (instrument, whereby, without suited, living members are empire; German sovereignty prematurely vetoed, and economic and financial burdens imposed upon the German people." PARIS, June 22. (By the As sociated Press) The council of four has definitely rejected the German suggestion that further alterations be made in the peace treaty. The council received four notes from the Germans, which are sup posed to have been prepared in advance, and were held to await advices from Weimar on the re sult of the meeting of the assem bly. President Wilson went a once to the residence of Premier Lloyd George where the council began consideration of the notes. One of these from the new Ger man government, declared Ger many was ready to sign peace if the clauses making Germany re sponsible for the war and calling for the trial of the former em peror were eliminated. The council, after certain notes, took its decision to reject the Ger man request. PARIS. June 22. (By the Associ ated Press) A protocol to be added to the peace treaty, explanatory of the six points raised by the Germans, reads: "Firstlv. a commission will be named by the allied and associated governments to supervise demolition of the fortifications of Heligoland, in conformity with the treaty. This com mission will be empowered to decide what nart of the coast, from erosion, should be preserved, and what de molished. "Secondly, the sums which Germany will have to refund to its citizens to indemnify them for interests they may be found to have in the railroads and mines, referred to in paragraph two. article 156, shall be placed to the credit of Germany on account of the sums due from reparation." The pro tocol refers to German private inter ests in railways and mines in Shan tung, as distinct from German state interests.) "Thirdly, a list of the persons whom, according, to article 228. paragraph two,. Germany must surrender to the powers, will be sent to the Gertnan government during the month follow ing the putting into force of the treaty. "Fourthly, the commission on repa ', rations, provided for by article 240 and paragraphs two, three and four of an nex four, cannot exact divulgence o secrets of manufacture or confidential information. Prosecutions Must Stand "Fifthly, from, the signature of peace and in the four months follow ins, Germany will have an oppor tunity of presenting for the execution of the powers, documents and propo sitions with a view to hastening the work relating to reparations, thus shortening the investigation and has tening decision. "Sixthly, prosecutions will be exer cised against those. committing crim inal acts in connection with tht liquidation or German property and the powers will receive any informa tion and proofs that the German gov ernment shall be in a position to sup ply on this subject." In reply to the six other points raised, the most interesting questions dealt with concerns Germany's ad , (Continued on Page Two PROTOCOL WILL I PI nil IID MiTTC ULLHIiUI ItUILU JUST KID inner conviction, to a peace the populations being con- severed from the German Peace Determines Cabinet "WEIMAR, Saturday, June 21. (,.. the Associated Press) Germany ac quired a new cabinet after a week of literal sweating in blazing Weimar weather. The signing of. the peace i terms naturally was the only question around which the cabinet construction hinged and the government which went on record as considering 1 lie terms unacceptable, found a surprisin-: following behind them. The first party ballots, however, seemed to make the signing of the treaty inevitable, for the powerful majority socialist party voted two thirds for ending the suspense. With the independents supporting them, thu conservatives, as a party, behind them, and the centrists on the fence, the re sult appeared a foregone conclusion. But the conservatives suddenly swung around and declared for non signature, the centrists wavered and imposed conditions, and the democri. .. temporarily balked any hope of a ma jority by stubbornly persisting against the extradition by the entente of the former emperor and other German notables. This was the stumbling block, loi the democrats could not be budged from the attitude which they held, through the belief that a revolution would break out by the people if von Hindenburg and General Ludendoifl" and others be humiliated. Count von Bernstorff played , prominent part in the proceedings, not only as president of the German peace committee, but, according to persis tent rumors, as the possible successm of Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau, for there was a powerful group that wanted him to suffer the poetic justice of signing the terms, after he had helped to bring the United States into the war. Von Bernstorff Refuses Von Bernstorff, however, resisted. and after having been appointed the morning to the cabinet, refused to accept the appointment or have any thing to do with the matter. Latw in the day, the centrist dropped their demand for modifica tion of the terms and expressed their willingness to sign. The demands also weakened to such an extent that fif teen of their 65 members in the assem bly went over to the side in favor of signature. The first ministry headed by Herr Bauer lasted exactly one hour. 1 crashed on the stubborrnness of th; democrats and von Bernstorff s flat refusal to head the ministry of foreign affairs. Dr. Dernberg, who had been named minister of finance, declared lie could not co-operate. The democrats then reduced their demands to one point, on which they were adamant, namely, that the former .German em peror, von Hindenburg and Luden dorff must not be delivered to the entente for trial. , Eventually, the Bauer cabinet was reconstructed with Dr. Herman X'uel ler, the majority socialist leader, as minister of foreign affairs, and 31a thias Erzberger as minister of finance and vice premier. In'his first speech in the afternoon. Premier Bauer outlined his program to the peace commission , of the as sembly. Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau wi'I leave Weimar tomorrow for a vaca tion in his private capacity. Herr Bauer, the new premier, had hitherto scarcely been mentioned for the position. Prior to his appointment as labor minister, he was secretary of - ! the labor unions of Germany. lermany. Vejs led conserJ s 4 I rated as a long-he.lded socialist.