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AM INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTIETH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, AR IZON A . WEDN ESDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1919 14 PAGES VOL. XXX.. NO. oi Al IZONA KEPI T II BE AFTER JULY 15 President's Proclamation Exempts Farmer ana Small Bakers Latter May Use up to 50 Barrels Month'y Former May Use Own Products NEW YORK, June 24. Julius Barnes. United States wheat director, announced tonight President Wilson has signed a proclamation puttig under license of the wheat director persons, firms, corporations arid associations dealing in wheat, wheat flour or bak ing products, manufactured either wholly or partly from wheat flour. The only exceptions are farmers and small bakers. The proclamation, which goes into effect July 15. applies to the business of "storing or distributing wheat, or manufacturing, storing or distributing wheat flour," as well as to the monu-fai-ture of bread or other bakers' pro ducts, either wholly or partly from wheat flour. The exceptions are listed as follows: (a) Bakers and manufacturers of bakery products, whose consumption of flour in the manufacture of such products is in the aggregate less than .".0 barrels per month. ib) Retailers and farmers or co operative associations of farmers or other persons, with respect to the pro ducts of any farmo r other land owned, m leased or cultivated by them. Licenses Before July 15 JUAREZ, Mexico. June 24,-How Common carriers are required to se- American troops scattered the ilia cure, on or before- July 15, a license rebels, forced them to walk barefoot from Mr. Barnes "in such form, unde over the white sands of northern Chi nch conditions and ude such ules huahua, and destroyed their morale, ad regulations governing the conduct ws told to General Francisco Gon of the business as he mav from time zale3 at military headquarters here late to time prescribe." today by Villa's telegraph operator, EHank forms to be used in applving who escaped at VUla Ahumada and fur such licenses may be obtained from rec,hed nere tody- " ,! the zone agents of the grain corpora- mihtarv prisoner here and nis name is tion in Baltimore, Chicago, Galveston, witntield. Minneapolis, Kansas City (Mo.), New ! He said Villa's men were scattered Orleans. Omaha. Philadelphia. Port- ! l er the country between Samaiayuea land (Ore.), St. Louis, San Francisco. 1 and Villa Ahumada, after the pursuit Buffalo and Duluth. After the appli- cations have been filled out, they must be sent to the wheat director, division of licenses, Washington. The proclamation states that "any person, firm, corporation or association other than those herein excepted, who shall engage in or carry on such busi ness above specified, after July 15, without first securing such licenses, or shall carry on such business while such license is suspended, or after such license is revoked, will be liable to the penalties prescribed by law. EUROPE At a Glance By the Associated Press Friday afternoon probably will wit- nrss at Versailles the signing by Ger many of the peace treaty. The German plenipotentiaries, armod with authority to affix their signa tures to the documents, are due at Versailles Friday morning. Herr Mueller, foreign minister in the new cabinet of Herr Bauer, is ex pected to be the chief German plen ipotentiary, Dr. llaniel Von Haim hausen, who was to have signed the treaty for Germany, having resigned from the peace delegation not desir ing to have the onus of sealing the compact, to the terms of which he and other high members of tho government object, fall on his shoulders. Even the new premier in Germany continues to express indignation over Germany being compelled to meet the allied terms'. In his latest address be fore the national assembly at Weimar, Hauer is quoted as having said: "1-et us sign, but it is our hope to the last breath, thhis attempt against our honor may one day recoil against its authors." The new delegation to the peace conference, made necessary by the resignation of the cabinet of Signor rlando, also is expected to reacn Versailles Friday. It will be headed j bv Signor Tittoni. foreign minister. The sinking of the German fleet 1 be Scapa Flow by the skeleton crews of Germans aboard them, is to be in vestigated by order of the council cf three, composed of Premier Clemen ceau. Premier Lloyd George and Pres ident Wilson, to ascertain if the armis tice terms were violated by the Ger 7nans. The French minister of ma rine says France will require com plete reparation from Germany. The council has resumed its work on the remaining provision of the Aus trian treaty and it is expected now the provisions will be speedily con cluded. The Turkish delegation has sent to the council pf ten a detailed memo randum, in which Tuikey':; willingness to recognize the independence of . Ar menia, and a suggestion to grant a port of autonomous government to Palestine and Arabia under Turkish governors, were made known. NEWS EPITOME FOREIGN Friday, July 27, will bring peace to the world; that is the day cho&on for signing the treaty with Ger many. Hun signers have not been ohosen by assembly. Alfred Corchi, charged with murder in New York, on trial in Spain, confesses wita Killed Kutn Orjge-. DOMESTIC All users of wheat, except small bakers and farmers, will be li censed after July 15. Liquor enforcement law will permit beverages for private use stored in t homes. Villa bandits, it now appears, were thoroughly routed by Americans. T hares' a difference of 100,000 men between the house and senate ar mies. resident de Valera of Ireland says his country will issue bonds soon. and president, nationalizing the Fana Family of soldier from Ford employ ma canal." repudiation of "the promise was object cf charity. i of the democratic administration to Train Runs 5 Miles Without Any Engineer LINCOLN, Neb, June 24. Bur lington passenger train Number 6, from Lincoln to Chicago ran five miles without an engineer today, when Engineer James Edgar James Johnson of Lincoln fell from the cab a mile east of Waver ly, .after being hit by a mail crane. The train ran from Waverly to Greenwood before the engineer was missed. Fireman Karl J. Zim merman stopped the train at Greenwood and ran the engine back to Waverly. There the engin eer was found dead beside the tracks. Zimmerman declares that John son left his seat and stood on the gangway between the engine and .tender. scAnSuiLLA Americans Utterly De stroyed Bandit Morale Many Dropped from Sad dles Dead Two Generals Wounded Tear Up Kail road of the rebels by Colonel James J. Horn biook's cavalry, their horses were rid den down and abandoned in the sand wastes, men dropped from their saddles and died on the desert from wounds or exnauslion, and wounded officers and men suffered alike for lack of medical attention and surgical dressings. The telegraph operator was im pressed by Villa at Coyamc, Chihuahua, last September, he said, and had been forced to accompany the rebel leader throughout his operations in the north. He was stationed with villas stall during the battle of Juarez and told I r- i .-.....! j i.'f : I 7! j ;;J'..i,..'" v" MU.LL1U YU1CM 1H1U UCCU UUIVIl'Jll linv. He said Nicolas Fernandez, one Ol Villa's leading generals, was shot in the right arm Sunday night and went until Monday night without medical attention. lidefonso Sanchez, another Villa general, was shot in the foot. Martin Lopez's command of 500 was reduced to 200 by the fighting in Juarez and the shrapnel shells of the American artillery near the race track, the man declared. Angeles Bosses Destruction He said the Villa headquarters reached Samaiayuea, 30 miles south of Juarez, at 4 o'clock the Monday after noon after the crossing of the Ameri can expedition, and that Colonel Horn brook's men were at San Jose, a short distance north, when the pursuit was abandoned. He said he saw General Felipe Angeles supervising a band of rebels tearing up the railroad at Sama iayuea, to hamper pursuit by federals or Americans. He said Villa's own bodyguard then had less than 125 rounds of ammunition per man, while many of the troops had none. The telegraph operator said he left Villa Ahumada late Friday, after Villa's outposts reported the approach of Gen eral Pedro Quiroga's federal cavalry, which engaged the Villa forces Satur day, driving them from the town, kill ing 3 and wounding many more, ac cording to General Quiroga's official dispatch to General Gonzales. The operator left before the battle started. Colonel Martinez, a Villa officer, wounded during the Juarez battle and hidden in a house in the Juarez valley, sent a courier to Ueneral Gonzales late last night, saying he was dying and wished to give important military in fOTrrW'rtin to the general before he died.v neral Gonzales hurried there in his 'automobile, but the Villa officer died before he could make a statement. SIXTH BACK TO RILEY. FORT RILEY. Kas.. June 24. The ixth field artillery, which has been stationed on the Mexican border for the last five years is to return to Fort Riley, according to a report at the post today. The regiment was organized here and was stationed here perma nently until sent to Texas. NEW YORK, June 24. Senator Poin dexter, republican of Washington told the Fifth District club tonight, "the mission of the republican party in the immediate future is to save the republic from process of national disintegration, in progress during the present admin istration." Denouncing "democratic vacillation and weakness in dealing with Mexico," Senator Poindexter said the republican party should elect a president who wouid fulfill the responsibilities the na tion had assumed in Mexico and "re assert American honor and self respect. so that our citizens, lawfully in that country would not be forced to ransom their lives with money." "The suggestion now made in some quarters," he continued, "that Great Britain should be invited to restore or der in Mexico, should be denied as false as to our fundamental policies, and a republican congress should restore or der in Mexico and adjust on correct principles its international obligations." Senator Poindexter advocated repeal , of the "act of the democratic congress REBELS SHOWN TO I BE VERITABLE ROUTj MISSION OF REPUBLICAI.S TO SAVE NATION FROM DISINTEGRATION, SAYS PQII!OEXTERCOCCHI II 0 SOLDIER EMPLOYED BY FORD Republican A. P. Leased Wire MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., June 24. Two more newspapermen were wit nesses today for the Chicago Daily Trihime winch ia lielns- ssuprt f,ir :il- ' lw -Henr-.- Vnrfl i ...-. - , The witnesses were William Colnan a reporter for the Detroit Journal in 1916, and John Dunncwind, assistant ma.ua gins; editor of the Detroit Free. Press, who in 1916, when the Tribune printed its editorial headed "Ford Is an Anarchist," was a reporter for that paper. j Dunnewind 'estified that in the week I of June IS, 1916, he telephoned F. L. j Klingensmith, general manager of the j Ford Motor company, and asked him if the company would pay employe who went to Texas. "I don't see why we should pay them; they are working for the gov ernment, aren't they?" witness quoted Mr. Klingensmith as replying. Colnan testified that he asked Mr. Ford personally if his company would pay the differences between the pay received by his men while they were in the army and what they received in I the factory. He said that the manu facturer did not reply. A-n investigator of the Detroit Patri ot Fund testified last week she found Mrs. Ernest Prall, another of today's witnesses, and her two children, suf fering from mal-nutrition and in dire poverty when she called at the Prall home. Irs. Prall confirmed the investi gator. Her husband left Ber almost penniless,' with a third child on the way, she said. "I went to the Ford offices to ask what they were going to do for tne wives of soldiers." she testified. "I went first to the second floor, where there were a lot of men working and they seemed to know nothing about it. One of them directed me back to the first floor to an old man. I found him and he said he did not know. I was carrying my baby in my arms at the time anJ did not even have car fare.' Witness said she subsisted herself and children for a time on small gifts from friends and neighbors. Later the Detroit Patriotic Fund came to her aid and the Associated Charities sent her to a health resort with her children for two weeks. haul down the American flag in the Philippine Islands," repeal of the ex traordinary power vested in the prei dent during the emergency, and speedy reduction of war taxes through elimi nation of waste and inefficiency, and the framing of a tariff bill to protect industry and maintain wages. Turning his attention to radical agi tators, the senator said it should be the first care of a republican adminis tration to stamp out of the country tho propaganda of anarchy and revolution. "The alien advocates of enforced communism and confiscation," he said, "should be returned at once and with out exception to the country whence they came, and their aiders and abet tors in this country, who contribute money to the revolutionary cause, and the officials of the government of high and low degree, who have encouraged bolshevist activities, should be exposed and punished. "The new doctrine of international ism, advocated alike by the kaiser and his socialist followers, and by the an archists and bolshevists of Russia and OBJECT OF CHIT! America, should be cqmbalted as fatal '. could have an opinion on the case un- j the patrolling section of the border ex to our institutions-" ' ! Ies3 he were there to see it " tending lo Columbus, New Mexico. LABOR'S STAND Auvuan aivit - ISA REPUBLIC TO ISSUE BONDS ! if POUNDS! NEW YORK, June 24. Thrj IriFK republic proposes to issue bonds to the amount of one. million nounds sterling, r, .j-. r f ItBiUflll J,itlllUlIII lit.- UICIO. UU" nouneed tonight.. Half the Issue will be offere dto the public for inime- diate subscription, 2S0.000 pounds in j . , , .,-', - ..1 1 tre an aim 6. u.yui nuunus auiuuti. The bonds will be of small denomina- ; tions. "In order to obtain recognition foi fill our own de jure government and for s"- -o-uuineys IOr me prusecuuon as , tailing iu that a much larsrer armo the Irish republic" Mr. de Valera said. T-'e" as the defense asked tne jurymen priation would be, required. He said "we shall send at once our accredited as to whether any friends or acquam- i tne applications for bids had been sent representatives to Paris to the peace tances had "sounded them out ' regara- to 40.000 retail dealers and others n coi ference and to the league of na- ! lnS thpir views, prior to or since thel tne ,val. department. tions. "We shall send also to other coun tries a number of duly accredited am- ua.-,sau,,,s aim u. to "-:at JUSlllwil OL JlT-lcillll I ft llimrtaLuuu -- it truly is. and not as English propa I ganda w-ould represent it. and in gen- i era! to see that the interests of Ire land in these countries are in no way neglected. We shall thus resume com mercial intercourse with other people which befits us, as a separate nation, that intercourse which it has been the chief aim of Knglish statecraft to put off for over a century. "At the present time of general world .reconstruction, it is most im portant that the material interests of the country at home be also looked after and by Irishmen. It will be the duty of our ministry to secure the co operation and to co-ordinate the ac tivities of the various bodies which have taken voluntarily on themselves safeguarding and advancement of these interests. Toward Knglish legis lation interfering with these interests, we shall act as we think best for the general good. . "Ta measures such as the English ways and communication bill, de signed as regards Ireland, to prevent Irishmen from using the natural re sources of their own country, we shall offer all the resistance we command, as being both injurious and unjust. I think that is a fair outline of our i program, as it stands at present. The working? But of the details will De tne immediate concern of individual min isters and of the cabinet as a whole." The bond issue will be repaid, Mr. de Valera said, six months after the Knglish 'evacuation" of Ireland. He denied emphatically that Russian or German money everywhere had been used for pormoting the cause of Ire land. o WIFE KILLED GIRL BOLOGNA. June 24. (By the Asso ciated Press). Fighting for acquittal, Alfred Cocchi, charged with the murder of Ruth Cruger in New York, in 1918, presented a vivid description to the court today of the killing of the girl. He contended that his wife was the guilty one. He explained that he had made his former confession for her pro tection, but declared, that now she had abandoned him, he would tell the truth. Cocchi said: "I was talking to the signorina. My wife struck her on the back of the head with one of my tools. It was not I who struck the fatal blow; it was my wife. I hid the body to pro tect my wife." To this Signor TSngnoli, president of the court, retorted : "But the American tribunals have ex onerated your wife and found her in nocent." Coechi answered: "It is impossible for anyone to call her innocent. Nobody CONFESSES fib will Ill PIS TIM Republican A. P. Leased Wire . JACKSON'. Minnesota. June 24. A jury of twelve farmers was obtained! in Jackson county district court late j tod.iv. to trv President A- O. Townlev ! of the Xon -Part iKan I rnio. n nd .In- " . . seph Gilbert, a former organizer tut league, oiruie cnarge 01 conspiracy to teach disloyalty. Colootinn .f tho turn- ' Iwann (Hi ,ivt..v.. ... j.t ... y,..., ...... morning and only a' few men on thejmeat were go,d sma,le quantiU9e j panel were challenged or dismissed fori i" - - -""e ui I5mrm-ito ."li iui iiio... iouis iacnman, a prospective juror. ! declared shortly after the afternoon session opened that he told a barber noon it would be difficult to get a j jury "because they all are prejudiced ; against the non-partisan league." He was excused. tJachman made th statement after Attorney Hoke, chiet counsel for Townley, asked Bachman, who was on the stand, whether he had discussed the case while in a barb shop here at noon. Hoke told Judge C. E. Dean, after Bachman was excused, that the infoi mation came to him by accident. "It looked as if someone was trying to draw out the jurymen," said the judge to Baohman, after calling his at tention to the fact that just before the noon recess he had urged the jurors and the prospective jurors not to discuss the case with anyone. Townley, who has been campaign ing in North Dakota, is expected to arrive in Jackson tomorrow, when the taking of testimony will begin. 0 KNOWN TORNADO DEAD NOW NUMBERS- FIFTY FERGUS FALLS, Minn., June 24. With the recovery of six additional bodies today, the number of known dead as a result of the tornado that struck - Fergus Falls Sunday was raised to 50. Five or six other bodie still are unaccounted for. The body of George Woodhouse, pro prietor of the Grand hotel, was found in the boiler room of the structure, where it is believed he sought safety. The city today ran short of potatoes and a shipment has been ordered sent here tomorrow morning by express. Other supplies are sufficient for the present. ' Military control over the storjn swept town will be exercised at least four days more. A survey of the damage done by the tornado shows 118 residences were de molished and 110 others damaged be yond repair. All idlers will be kept out of the town it was announced. ANSWER DOUGLAS' APPEAL. EL PASO, Texas, June 24. One bat-! talion of the Nineteenth infantry plus legimental headquarters, called here from Douglas Arizona, at the time of recent disturbances at Juarez, will be returned to Douglas tomorrow, it was said at military headquarters here to day. Two other companies of this regiment, brought here at the same time, will remain on duty in this sec tion. 0 AVIATORS NEAR DEATH. EL PASO. Texas, June 24. An army aviator and an observer, flying from Marfa Texas here today had a nar row escape from death when as the plane was landing a- cross wind swerved it into a wagon at the edge tf the landing field. Neither was in jured though the plane was smashed badly. Marfa is more than 150 miles from here and the trip was made in slightly under two hours. The plane was one of Denmark Wild ! With Joy Over j Peace Coming1 Republican A. P. Leased Wire COPENHAGEN, June 24. There was a remarkable, spontaneous outbreak of rejoicing when the news that Germany had decided to sign the peace treaty reached Co penhagen. The guns of the British and French warships in the roadstead in salvos, announced the news. The singing of the Marseilles and other patriotic tongs was heard everywhere. British and French sailors marched to the national Danish monument, com memorating the war of 1864, and decorated it with flowers. The populace wildly cheered the allies who had won Schleswig again for Denmark. The Copen hagen newspapers today print en thusiastic editorial articles. 1,000 DIFFERENCE BE1WEER HOUSE AND SENATE ill SIZE Upper Bodv Passes 400,000 1 vMn. members of the commute..' said 11 I that while a man may put a keg ie : Kill-Baker Asked 309.000 11 !n njs 5;e",ar- .hP.may bf ""- ' i and fined, it, for instance, no wears ;t Sale of Surplus Meat; aton ?b- on which there is a pictw 1 of tne keg as an advertisement. i Occupies Attention WASHINGTON, June. 24 Without a record vole, the senate tonight adopt ed committee amendments to the army appropriation bill, providing for an av erage army of 40",000 men for the year beginning July 1. The bill as passed by the houe provided for an army of 300.000, and .Secretary Baker had rec commended that the total be placed at 509.000 officers and men. The senate adopted an amendment offered by Senator France, republican of Maryland, limiting the salary of C. W. Hare, director of sales and In charge of disposal of surplus war ma terials, to $12,000. Mr. Hare is being: paid at the rate of $25,000 a year. Meat Valued at $65,000,000 During the discussion, Senators Mc Kellar, democrat, Tennessee, and Reed criticised the manner in which war materials were being disposed of by the government, and especially die sur plus supply of meats, estimated to be worth S65.0O0.0ou. Senator McKeHar called attention to a newspaper item which said all bids for this meat had been rejected because they were too low, and charged that the packers were being especially favored by the war de- Partment in the disposal of this meat, He asserted, that Mr. Hare "is the "'an in uie i nuen mates, urc ran be found who says this meat roust not In. onlt en ttiuf t Iia nonnlA .on sat Vi - "7 ; ' V mnst. he t An s ,,r , ,C the market so that only the packers ! , i eI " Chairman Wadsworth asserted If the or . if the government were compelled open stores for the purpose of re- 1 no une negligent ' I cannot see," he added, "that any body is criminally negligent in this matter." . Senator Reed criticized the sale of $20,000,000 worth of airplanes for $2,000,000 by the war department, and said he thought some explanation of the matters should be made. The senate also accepted the com mittee amendment authorizing the war department to turn over to the Red Cross medical and hospital supplies not needed by the American expedi tionary forces for relief work in Eu rope. After remaining in session until late tonight, the senate recessed until to morrow without finally passing the bill, owing to the desire of a number of senators to discuss some minor amend ments. The question of making General Pershing a general for life failed. Sen ator Chamberlain, democrat, of Oregon, offered a resolution conferring upon him that rank, but it was eliminated on a point of order raised by Senator King, democrat, Utah, who claimed that it was general legislation pro posed in violation of the senate rules. The point of order was upheld. o COACH DIETZ' CLAIM HE'S INDIAN, STANDS SPOKANE, . Wash., June 24. The claim of William II. fLone Star) Diezt, football coach, that he is a Sioux Indian, was supported today in the United States district court, where Diets is on trial on charges of false registration for the 'draft and falsifying his draft questionnaire, by Mrs. Leanna Howard Lewis, who, the government contends, is the defen dant's mother. Mrs. Lewis, the divorced wife 01 William Wallace Dietz, father of the defendant, testified that when her own child died at birth, she consented to her husband's bringing to their home a baby, of whom, he told her, he was the father, and an Indian woman the mother. She said the substitution was made without the knowledge of other persons, and that the child was reared as their own son. SHONTS MAY RECOVER NEW TORK, June 24. An improve ment was shown today in the condi tion of Thedore P. Shonts, president of the Interborough Rapid Transit company, who underwent a major op eration Sunday night, Hope is now held out for his recovery. PAID FOR IN 25 YEARS FORT DODGE, la., June 24. The government plans to have the Liberty bonds entirely paid for within 25 years, according to a statement by W. P. G. Harding, governor of the federal reserve system, in an address before the Iowa bankers' convention today. He termed the federal reserve system the "financial fire department of the world war." k LiHIE IS LEBAL UNDER jAU Day Fight Fails to Alter i Feature No Difference Made Between War Time and Amendment ProMbi I tion Bill Is Drastic One ' WASHINGTON". June 24. A man's : right to store liquor in his home for t'p" "long dry period after July 1." F'ccc. up today against an v.tiack on that pn : vsion of the i',ol:ibition enforcement ; bill before the house judiciary com in it tee. ! Near the nd of an all-day seFsior. j the committee voted down an ameru ment which would have made it tinlsv. -fill for a clti:i n to have liquor in hi" I possessi-m; struck out a section whi-1. 'would have prevented "use" by a -ii -1 zen of liquor in his private dwelling and decided, in the matter of f.-encr;ri ! enforcement, there would be i;o difft -j ence between war time and cnw, i tional prohibition. j Even with this and other changes. the bill as it will be reported out to I morrow or Thursday, is considered all-embracing. So drastic are its pre In a general consideration of t'u measure, the committee made a numb." of minor changes, but the princip.i' fight was over the question of the rigl.i of home storage for personal use. Rep resentative Morgan, republican of kla -homa. endeavored to nave stricken out the section reading that "it shall not b unlawful to possess liquor in one's pv' vate dwelling, while the same is occu pied and used by him only as his dwell ing."' Prohibitionists Aroused Ardent prohibitionist on the commit tee voted against the Morgan proposal, for the reason, they said, that nothin was to be gained by enacting a law f drastic as to arouse the hostility of peo ple who rejoiced that the day of th" saloon had ended. Prohibition mem -bers supported an amendment eliminat ing the proviso that the liquor must i." obtained and placed in storage prior to the date the act would become effective. As amended the section reads: "That such liquor need not be report -ed, provided the burden of showing th;t possession being legal, is upon the pos sessor. Representative Gard. democrat of Ohio, led the fight to strike from th. bill the word "use." as applied to the right of home consumption. His motion to amend also included the striking ont of the words, "give away." "receive" an.! '"possess." butthe committee insisted that these shotild stand. It was sai.. there was no particular fight on M Gard's proposal, and, as amended, in sertion stands: Law Is Quoted "That no person shall, on or after !, date when the 18th amendment to tl constitution of the United States into effect, nor while the war prohibi tion act shall be in force, manufacture, sell, barter, give away, transport, im port, export, deliver, furnish, receive r r possess any intoxicating liquor. nr.' as authorized in this act. and ail ihe provisions of this act shall be liter illy construed to the end that intoxi" nil ": liquor as a beverage may be prohibit.-.'. liquor tor non-neverage purposes and wine for sacramental purposes rr.:.v oe purchased, sold, transported ami used as herein provided." Every person legally permitted t.. have liquor is required to report .i the proper authorities, within ten days aitt 1 tne passage of the act, and possessj :i after that date "by any person not le gally permitted under this title to pos sess liquors," shall be regarded as evi dence that it is kept for purposes , f sale. This, however, does not apply 10 home stocks. The bill's definition of what is in toxicating liquor any beverage or pro duct containing more than one-half ' one per cent alcohol was retained- li was said that members of the commit tee discussed this section at length, some contending that if on-3 congress undertook to define intoxicating liq;ioi- as one-half of one per cent, anotho, congress could come along and mak it four per cent or any figure it chos. Representative Gard. appointed Ian year with Chairman Volstead and Rep resentative Whaley of South Carolina, to draw up a bill for enforcement 01 war time prohibition, endeavored U have the committee substitute his btli. Chairman Volstead. ruled aga'ut a mo tion to this effect and was sustained. It was said the war time measure w;,s more liberal in its provisions, but as the committee had refused to separate war time and constitutional prohibition, ii was unwilling, members explained, to matte any defense in the matter oi en forcement. MAY END STRIKE IN CALIFORNIA-NEVADA SAN FRANCISCO, June 24. Nego tiating to end the strike in California and Nevada, telephone operators and linemen entered on their third day to day with a "fair prospect," according to strike executives, that an agree ment will be reached within the next 24 hours, for submission to a referen dum vote of the affected locals. Executives of the striking teleg raphers here waited upon the United States attorney and postoffice official? to complain that the Western Union Telegraph company was delivering messages by suitcase, mail and other means not specified in its agreements with the various municipalities in which it operates. The company has maintained that it tras transmitting its messages in the usual manner and with but little interruption. WINNIPEG STRIKE IS CALLED OFF WINNIPEG, Man, June 24 The general sympathetio strike which has been in progress since May 15, was called off tonight. c HUN SIGNERS NOT CHOSEN WEIMAR. June 24. (By the Asso ciated Press) The plenipotentiaries who will sign the peace treaty for Ger many have not yet been chosen. It still is proving difficult to find men who are willing to affix their sis nature to a document which is to t -such ix momentous historical record.