Did not react with outrage to the arrest, they used a positive spin:
Downplayed the arrests. Their front page headline "The Citizens Committee and It's Work" is a four page story that is rather boring compared to the bombast found in their recent editions. It details the committee's activities since May 15, from arranging food deliveries to manning the water works with volunteers:
"Having pursued a useful purpose with a great deal of success the Citizens' Committee of One Thousand will continue it's existence and its organization until the whole issue of the sympathy strike and the throttling of whole communities is settled satisfactorily ..."Winnipeg Telegram Strike Edition
Gives the impression that things are getting back to normal.
They declare that streetcars are back, though admit it is just 14 of them and for very limited periods.
On the front page is a story a special constable taking on traffic direction duties at Portage and Main for part of the day. "The traffic at this hour was very heavy and considerable difficulty was found regulating it"
An editorial, "Belated But Welcome" shows the important symbolism of the streetcar during the strike. It was pretty much the only visible city service that did not resume at least partial service after May 15. The lack of streetcars not only means a daily inconvenience for every part of the city but was was symbol of failure:
To show that even with the strike going on, the regular life of the city continues:
- Plans for the new Maryland Bridge are Complete:
- Alderman says tall advertising billboards should be restricted downtown
New York Times
"Arrests of strike agitators and a raid on the Labor Temple early this morning brought the strike situation here to a dramatic climax today".