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Ballarat Star (Newspaper) - November 24, 1920, Ballarat, Victoria National Library of Australia Bosisto s &.1 .j5 ". Is to m or so a. Such of the Gahue news on this Page so headed has appeared in. The times. To Australia by Spe Cial permission it should be understood that the Opi Mons Arv Iii thai a 6� to in time unload express Ely to be so. Avoid blood or wounds Are simple to treat and if treated properly Aro quickly. Relieved. But if neglected will sometimes Lead to blood poisoning j keep Tho Jyo ind free. From dirt and apply chamberlains Hain Balm a Quioniy As it Bible chamber Ninab pain Bilm. Is an Antibes Patio liniment. It will re move the e Paihr and cause the parts to heal without Leing a scar diarrhoea like Many other serious maladies diarrhoea often comes on unexpectedly arid a serious disorder quickly develops. During the warm weather attacks of this kind Are very frequent every Man who has Tho interest of his family at heart should keep a reliable remedy in his Home for immediate cases of this kind. and diarrhoea remedy fsr without Dot Jit Thebes Medicine prepared for ilk has never. Been known to fail to give Relief. The Mother s. Favorite there is no bettor Medicine for babies that Chamberlain v co High remedy. A pleasant tape prompt and effectual Relief make it a favorite with the soothers of Small chill Dren. It. Quickly roughs and colds Aud prevents serious consequences. remedy will Ward off i an attack of croup if Given at the first . Have a reputation for Quality you know the Dublin outbreak deaths total 28 Over 70 person wounded. Troops to occupy streets reinforcements ready to leave England Loudon 22nd november. United service cables latest news from Dublin concern ing the murders which took place on sunday states that four More deaths have occurred making the total since yesterday morning 28. More than 70 persons were wounded. The City remained ill a state of panic during the night and lighting occurred in Tho streets. Military forces surrounded the town and pedestrians vehicles and trams were stopped. Troops Are arranging to occupy the principal streets Nius evening. A Large number of reinforcements Are ready to embark Lorom England if Thev am needed. Sir Hamar Greenwood chief secret i a of Ireland Lia s issued a warning o the troops against reprisals. Pickets have been placed at the Barracks to prevent unauthorised egress. Heroism of women. Efforts to save husbands. Brutality of murderers. London 22nd november. Reuter s telegrams in the official account of the Dublin atrocities attention is drawn to the heroic conduct of the wives of two murdered officers. The women assisted heir husbands in keep the murderers temporarily at Hay. And subsequently tried to hinder the latter in their nefarious work. In the Case of mrs Newbury wife of Captain Newbury to wag killed the account adds the to mans Resolution and her sub sequent grief strongly affected the policy party. One of the murdered officer 3 was apparently dragged from his bedroom into a brother officers room where both were shot together. Another received live bullets in the body while sitting up in bed Reading the paper. His head was also horribly disfigured and it is believed that a Hammer was used for this purpose. The murderers in several cases diligently searched for papers evidently desiring to find the evidence on Winch the military and Law officers Are at pre sent working. Sixty persons believed to have been guilty of various offences were rounded up at Croke Park when the police made a raid at a hurling match. Dublin in a panic no trains allowed to leave wholesale arrests expected Many reprisals in the coun try. Published in the times. London november 22. The times correspondent at dub Lin telegraphing to Day says that the City is virtually under martial Law. The cur Foly rings at 10 . And 5 . No trains arc allowed to leave and the English mails arc brought by Load from Kingstown. The strictest watch is Bein kept As it is believed that Many murderers from the coun try Are still roaming at Large within the cordoned City. Wholesale arrests at present expected. No reprisals have occurred in Dublin so far but Many Are reported from the Emu by. It appears that Many other officers were marked for assassination while Cine miraculous escapes Are reported. One officer who was in Lus Bath when late raiders arrived fled through the bathroom window while his wife Par eyed with the raiders till she was cer Tain that her husband Wei gone. A distinguished officer fortunately spent the night with friends his House was searched from top to Bottom. The plan of attack was Long pre arranged and the raiders were Only awaiting a favourable moment. It is believed that the attacks were precipitated by the escape last week of the Republican chief of staff anti the seizure of i. . The profound Public Honor i s tempered with the Hope that perhaps it Isth last desperate demonstration in the murder movement against the now sorely pressed Crown . All sections of the press condemn the Mur Ders hut the nationalist organs hold that the ipod inc reprisals were responsible. It appears that the Croke Park affair was badly handled. The authorities were aware that a Section of the crowd was armed and intended to search them on leaving the ground. Tile troops and police however arrived too soon causing the Republican scouts to open fire. The panic amongst the crowd was of the Host terrible 3c Cristion. Women and children m remorselessly trodden under foot ainu at least. 50 of Thoye were injured. Dublin casualties. Latest toll. London monday. United service cables the total number of deaths is at least 26, while 200 others have been wounded. The authorities estimate that 200 sinn seiners who were in in the murders Are Laid ii in the City. Terror in Dublin. Irish travellers arriving at Euston station London state that Dublin is overwhelmed with terror. There is the utmost unrest but the military and police control the situation. Searchers and arrests. Letters from leaders seized. Reuters telegrams the offices of the local authorities in Cork Queenstown. Clonmel Leitrim and other towns have been searched and books and correspondence including in some cases letters from sinn Pei. Loaders seized. Numerous arrests have been made. Additional murders. A Young Man was taken from his bed m the morning at Skerries county Dublin and shot dead in an adjacent Field. A District councillor was shot in i presence of i s life and Dan of Crouse y. Wounded. Kidnapped Constable re leased the Constable who was kidnapped at Cork on 21st has been re leased unharmed. An infantry Cap Tain cycling near Balli Collig county Cork was shot dead. Lord mayor guarded. Black and tans ambushed London 22nd november. It is officially stated that the lord mayor of Dublin has applied to the police for Protection and at present he is being guarded by the Black and tans. To 0 Black and tans were ambushed in county Cork Ono being killed and the other seriously wounded. A Well known sporting journalist named Cowley was shot dead by the military when in failed to answer the Chat Lenge. He was 02 years of age and somewhat deaf. Sinn fein suspects. Rounding up in Progress. Published in the times. The authorities Are comprehensively rounding up sinn fein suspects throughout Ireland. Town Halls have been raided and documents seized and a great number of arrests made at Cork Clonmel Galway Listowel Queenstown and 1 elsewhere. Troops Are now quartered in the cite Hall at Dublin. The murder gangs. Conveyance by motorcars. Reuters telegrams Light was thrown on the manner wherein the murder gangs travelled to Dublin by an official report that on saturday night a Dublin nurse was arrested near Sligo while driving a motor car to Dublin containing three local suspects with 10 rifles 4 revolvers and hundreds of rounds of ammunition and some equipment which has been identified As belonging to murdered police. All tie occupants of the car were arrested. Later another motor car Mak ing for Dublin was caught on the same Road and its five a Medl occupants arrested. Police party fired on it is officially stated that a police party in a motor lorry at Killarney was fired on by 80 sinn seiners. The police replied wounding one. Another Constable killed. When returning to the Barracks at Skibb Ereen on sunday a Constable was shot dead and a second Constable seriously wounded. A Constable was speaking to a Young girl in the Street on sunday at Lis inor when a Volley was fired at them from a passing motor car. The Constable was dangerously wounded and the girl had her leg shattered. The murder of officers. Sir h. Greenwood Denuncio Tion. In the House of commons sir Haman Greenwood replying to questions read details of the occurrence in Dublin which he characterised As one of the most awful outrages in the history of the Empire. It was a cruel Anil. Sav. Age massacre and wounding of to armed a finish officers and lie tie Hope that this cold blooded and carefully planned atrocity would bring vividly before guv Public the Crabl ret laity f Trio Irish situation. They were. Lighting an organised band of paid assassins whose a laths. Recently Disi . Included the. Destruction of life and property in. England a Well As in Ireland the Reading of Tho ghastly details of. The murder effect to in e House deeply and was listened to in dead silence except for occasional shocked murmurs or. Mannix. To speak at Lancashire. London 22nd november. United service cables or Manix roman Catholic Arch Bishop of Melbourne will be welcomed at Rochdale Lancashire on wednesday. Speeches will be delivered a us torchlight processions have been arranged. Croke Park affray. Ghastly incidents. United service cables the daily news correspondent a Dublin wires details of the affray at Croke Park. It is the largest ground in Ireland and is steeply banked up. The Concrete grandstands Andl a 30-feel railway Wall virtually trapped the r. E. Tutors compelling them to make a us Yard s run across a narrow enclosure swept by bullets. The player s acre placed in an even More perilous position As the ground is fenced in by a feet stakes. When crawling across the Green Hogan the tipperary Back player died 1 on the cinder track in Pool of blood. Two other players saved themselves by sheltering behind his dead body. Another player crawled the whole length of the Green and was then killed. A dying Spectator crawled into a Hack Yard and a priest followed and administered the last sacrament. Thousands of spectators rushed wildly round the ground straggling figh Tiu and being trampled upon. Powers of the government. Statement by prime minister. Determination to suppress. Reuters telegrams in the House of commons sir Wil Liam Davidson declared that the House was ready at a single sitting to give the government whatever Powers were necessary to stamp Oua the atrocious murder Campaign in Ireland and he suggested the introduction of Legisla Tion enabling persons found in posses Sion of arms or ammunition without a permit in any disturbed area in ire land to to shot. Loud cheers or Lloyd George in reply expressed horror at the cold blooded murder of unarmed British officers and emphasised that the government was deter mined to suppress the murder conspiracy in Ireland 1. They realised that the suppression of such a carefully organised and highly subsidised plot took time hut lie was convinced that de spite recent happenings the Irish authorities were gradually succeeding in their efforts to break up the gang or. Assassins who had been terrorising the country and if experienced showed that tie Irish governments Powers were not sufficient the government would not hesitate to ask parliament for such further authority As was necessary to achieve that end. American prices deflation Goeson remarkable figures. New York november 22. Reuters telegrams the recent Stock Exchange slump was accompanied by a tremendous deflation of the prices of Standard commodities. Cotton quoted six months ago at 43 cents a Pound is to Day Down to 17 cents. Corn quoted at 2.13 Dol. Within tie past six months is to Day 70 cents a Bushel. Wheat is Down from 2-75 Dol. To 1.75 Dol. Chicago livestock Price Are Down to the 1917 level. Corn and oat s on the same Market Are the lowest in five years and wheat is the lowest in three years. Chicago. November 22. Hog prices continued their sensational decline. Quotations varied to Day from 10-50 Dol to 11.50 Dol. Pet Hundred the lowest for four years. Calcutta Exchange. Calcutta november 22. The rate for telegraphic transfers is 1/7, and for three months Bills 7/7 7-8 the Market is quiet. New South Wales loan Londo investors shy. Condon november 22. United service cables the invoking Public so far have Given a poor response to the invitation to subscribe to the new South Wales new 6 � per cent loan of �4,000,000. The agent general for new South Wales sir. Timothy Coghlan states that a Large proportion of the. Issue has been left on the hands of the underwriters. In other quarters Tho proportion is estimated at 70 per cent. The underwriters however Are said to express themselves As Satis fied. In View of the general Money Stringency they did not it is stated expect that thei Jan would he fully subscribed to is Nitri pitted that investors will hold off till the. Loan is placed on flip Market at. A discount. �. Ministerial statement. Dublin Normal. In the House of commons sir Hamar Greenwood announced that Dublin was Normal and no further disturbances had occurred. Four assassins had been arrested one wounded. Another three were Cali go rial handled with arms. Violent scene in House. Members come to blows. There was a violent scene in the House during the asking of questions concerning Ireland or Devlin and a unionist coming to fisticuffs. The silting was suspended. Mutiny in India sentences on officers and men. Delhi monday. Reuters telegrams an army order says that the com Mander in chief records with regret the serious Case of the Connaught rangers last summer when 69 non commissioned officers and men tried to Mutiny. The whole g 9 were found guilty and 14 son tented one private was shot and the sentences 1 of the rest were commuted to. Penal Servi tude. Forty seven were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment and some were discharged with Ignominy. An amazing incident. Ended in Mutual apologies. London tuesday. Reuters telegrams the scene in the House of commons this afternoon when two members came to blows was amazing. The House was at High tension after sir Hamar Greenwood Iliad the details of. The Dublin murders and alien or Joseph Devlin suggested that the troops had tired indiscriminately on the crowd in the football Field he was howled Down and a member sitting behind him tried to pull Librn. Down. Or Devlin lunged Forward furiously and the two clashed while other members tried to separate them. The House was in uproar one labor member challenging anyone to fight. Or Devlin struggled fiercely White with Tage but finally he was torn from his opponent and kept in Hig seat by Friend s. The speaker then declared tie sitting suspended on resuming 15. Minutes later major Molson who was or Devlins opponent and or Devlin apologised to each other and the incident terminated. Labor part yes action. Inquiry deferred. Horror at recent assassinations. Reuters telegrams in View of the latest developments in Ireland the labor party has postponed the departure of its commission of inquiry which had intended to Start for Ireland tomorrow. Tuesday the party has adopted a Resolution exp pressing deep. Horror at tie brutal assassination of. Britishers during the week . Adhering to its previous denunciation of the policy of reprisals Tho Quarty contends that from the political viewpoint such n 3sassiniitioiis will inv Bitler British Public a onion and provide the government with apparent justification for Resolution v concluded thai until outrages and reprisals have ceased no Progress towards settlement of the Irish problem is possible. I v insist on Tri sect Bane Abund ant supplies. Obtainable fam. Proprietors / Sophie and Wilhelm. Intrigue renewed. London november 22. United service cables. Be Matin says that Sophie the former Queen of Greece has invited the former Kaiser to go to Greece. Workmen Are already preparing the former kaisers Palace on the Island of Corfu. R the times Lucerne correspondent interviewed Sophie who protested that she had always been strongly pro Bri Tish. That her Mother was English and that slip had spent much time Iii Ling land with Queen Victoria. You in lest Nob forget that we Al ways talk English to each other and i to our children added the former Queen. Trouble in Siberia anti japanese move. Tokio monday. United service cables a despatch received from Tsuruga a town in Japan states that there is renewed uneasiness at Nikola Isvik in Siberia Over the reported Advance of 0000 partisans to seize Tho City As a base against the japanese. Tho japanese River gun boats arc ready for Antny emergency while tile citizens Are prepared to flee. Waziri capitulate British terms accepted. Delhi monday. Reuter s telegrams a big Virga meeting of Wana Waziri met at Sarwe Kai on sunday and accepted All the British terms promis ing to hand Over their rifles and Cash within 20 Days. Another Virga will a held at Jandola to Morrow when Tho other sections arc expected to capitulate and thus end the Campaign. Trades Union federation resignation of president. Disapproval of policy. Reuters telegrams or w. A. Appleton m.p., has announced his resignation of the presi Dency of the International federation of trades unions. In an explanatory letter he makes it. Clear that lie does not agree with the present policy of the federation. Railway Leader succeeds. The International federation of trades unions Congress met in Lon Don to Day and elected the railway Lender or j. H. Thomas president of the federation. Defeat of English cricketers London press comments. London monday. United service cables the London press is perturbed at the defeat of the English Cricket team by new South Wales. The times describes the defeat As a decided Check and demolishes the idea that austra Lian Cricket has fallen below the old Standard. The newspaper expects new South Wales to furnish at Leas seven men for the first test match. C. G a Cartney the newspaper adds is As Good As Ever while j. Of. Gre gory is the right kind of fast Bowler for test matches. The daily news Bays that the de feat has shocked the British Public no to Joist As badly As air a. J. Bal fours first account of the Jutland Battle j. A. H. T. Douglas the Captain of the team has no easy task in keeping the ashes. The Star sny3 the result came As a big Surprise. Motor collides with Tram manslaughter charge fails. Melbourne tuesday. In a collision which occurred at the Corner of Johnson and Brunswick streets Fitzroy late on the night of october 23rd, Charles Cohen sustained a fracture of the Skull and died Melbourne Hospital on the following Day. In connection with the Accident Herbert West motor car Driver was charged before judge Williams in the Melbourne court of general sessions to Day with the manslaughter of Cohen the Case for the Crown was that Cohen was standing on the Back of a Tram travelling West along John son so not when West drove car along Brunswick Street towards the City at such a rate that before lie could pull up lie dashed into the Back of the Tram ten v owing West to the Road. The defence was that when the Tram appeared in. Front of West he sought to turn and run with it but his wheel skidded and instead of run lug with it to hunted into the Back of the Tram. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the. Accused was discharged. Greece policy in Asia minor offensive to continue. London november 22. It is reported from Athens that the Cabinet intends to follow m. Vene be loss foreign policy and will continue the offensive against the tur Kish nationalists led by Mustapha Kemal Pasha. Constantine declares that he will not withdraw the Creek army from Asia minor. Mesopotamia propose Council of state. Delhi monday. Reuters telegrams in connection with the formulation of a Council of state for tile conduct of Mesopotamia most cordial messages have passed Between lord Chelmsford the Viceroy and the nagib of Bagdad. The latter assures Tho Viceroy that with the British and Arab nations they Aro striving towards a common end Pence. League of nations americans association senator goes to Europe. Washington november 22. Reuters telegrams senator r. Medill m Cormack re publican will sail for Europe to mor Row to discuss with the various governments senator Harding s plan to form an association of nations to take Tho place of the league of nations. Japanese Burn school and Church. Tokio november 22. United service cables an official report issued by the War office announces the burning of a Christian school and Church at Nan Ping Manchuria by japanese troops to acted upon evident o received to the effect that the buildings were the of bandits. Prince of Wales film of tour. London november 22. United service cables there was a Large attendance of Pressman at a private View Given to the Empire press Union of the Prince of Wales recent tour. pictures of tie Prince in new zealand lire air but Melbourne and of Cydney Aro dismissed in a few feel of Japan and Manchuria Seoul favors japanese. Tokio november 22. United service cables despatches from Seoul the capital of Korea report a desire on the part of the chinese residents in the Chin Tao Section of Manchuria where the chinese and japanese forces Are operating. For the retention of the Japan i Jse ii preference to their replacement by chinese Hec Siuse the latter requisition Hie supplies of the country. Federal parliament. House of representatives. Tuesday 23rd november. Answers to questions. Replying to or Ryan or Groom said he hoped to be Able during the week to announce the committee which is to advise the ministry regarding the development of the Federal capital site at Canberra. War precautions Bill. Or Ryan resumed Trio debate on the second Reading of the avar precautions act repeal Bill. He said the most objectionable portion of the measure its proposal to Amend tie crimes 4ct and make certain provisions with regard to sedition. Sir Robt. Best said the operation of tie avar. Precaution Power in re lation to business had been very irk a syst and he hoped that if they were to to retained it should be for a limited Tinio Only. Air Tudor regarded the measure As a bogus one. He moved As an amendment that the measure be with drawn for redrafting and immediate reintroduction to provide for absolute and genuine repeal of the War pre cautions act. Air Ryan seconded Tho motion. The debate was adjourned and the House Rose. Interstate news killed by lightning. Fatality on farm. Toowoomba tuesday. Another lightning fatality is reported from Pratten near Warwick. Robert Steele aged 21, was helping in harvesting operations on a farm. To was standing on a lays talk placing in position sheaves in Diioli were being thrown from a Waggon when there was a vivid Flash of lightning. Steele received the full effects of the current and was killed instantly. whom lie was working suffered slightly from Shock. A Fork which was being used was thrown a considerable distance. The Waggon caught lire and the horses bolted. T w dried wheat stalks burned quickly. My very soon both wag gon and More destroyed. Destructive fire. Two buildings attacked. Wellington tuesday. A destructive fire occurred at Inver Cargill. The National mortgage com pan yes premises were completely gut Ted nothing being saved. Tin flames broke into an adjoining building occupied by tile new zealand loan and mercantile company the Luam portion of which with valuable contents was destroyed. The. Aggregate loss will probably reach �7-5,000. Tho loan company is buildings contained a lot of Wool including 850 Bale s belonging to the Imperial government. Devoured by Alligator. Mans supposed Fate. Brisbane tuesday. Police and Black trackers Are search ing for the missing Man Andreas Peter Peterson who was lost in the Bush when tramping from Macaroni station to Normanton. They have discovered tracks which indicate that the Man was devoured by an Alligator which dragged him into the water from where lie was lying on the Hank of walkers Creek. Feeding pigs on offal convictions quashed. Melbourne tuesday. An Appeal against two convictions under the health act was dealt with by or Justice Mcarthur in the conference room at the supreme court to Day. On 17th May and of 4th Juno last Frederick Charles Stevens Butcher of Casterton was convicted on a charge of having fed pigs on offal that was not cleaned arid boiled for at least one hour. The information was Laid by ail inspector of the health commission. Tho Appeal was now made Oil Tho ground that. Section 71 of the health act was not operative at Casterton at the time of Tho alleged Allence. Or Justice Cussen concurred with this View and sat aside Trio conviction with costs state politics Farmers Surprise move want of Confidence motion. Melbourne tuesday. Something of a Surprise attack on the government was launched by or Allan Leader of the victorian Farmers Union in the legislative As Sembly to nigh t. As indicated in these columns a few Days ago there was a Prospect of a Sulci an attack As the nationalists and Farmers unionists were holding similar views hire Gard to politics and office which some Hought to be a menace to the stability of Trio government and threatening sooner or later its downfall. There were indications this week that the nationalists and Tho . Members were coming close together and Liat a working Alliance was possible next session if not in this one evidently Tho pressure came sooner than was expected and this evening it became known in the lobbies that or Allan in tended to test the House. Tho decision came As a Shock to alibis trial is who imagined at first Liat a the Farmers expected to got the support of the la Buriles. The Aid had come. However the labor love of the u. I about As Strong As the . Love for labor and air Allan had not gone far before it became apparent that labor would have none of him. And that his motion would to Defeated. He stated that Tho ministerial losses in the elections were Well known and said that lie Felt somewhat surprised at Iho Lawson government not accept ing the voice of the country As Given at those elections. It or Lawson did not admit that he. Was Defeated then 1m would never admit anything. If to thought that the Farmers Only sat in parliament like a lot of schoolboys if would to intolerable. To did not fee elated at his party securing six scats. Or Hannah Are you satisfied or Allan yes. Satisfied but not elated. Tie would feel More Satis fied if the members of Bis party had Mure to do with the legislation of the country than Itley had during the a it t lire years. The Premier could not have been busier than Iho was at election time Farmers elector ates if he had bad an aeroplane ait Lis command. Air Hannah to visited Allan Aii Tho. he visited. Returned Farmers Mombes. Afr Warde Wei a lab Are you complaining about air Allan complained of fiber avaricious values of the land sought by the phosphates company and moved that the following words to added to the address in reply that to desire to inform your excellency Hal the government does not possess the Confidence of this Bourchier . Seconded tier. Motion. Tim Premier said that or Allan was super sensitive As to the opposition shown to him. Personally and to his party. To Iho Premier had visited the Rodney electorate and had made a clean fight of it. He had held out the Olive Branch to ., who were the. Natural allies of Tho government. He had also said that if there had to he a there would he a fight. If or allans stand let us alone was to to adopted in would to Good Bye to the open and democratic system of fighting out Public issues Boilore italic Public. Happily All allans party Dill not Pur j no that Standard. Tho Farmers Union t j Andi Dsa ten had opposed the. Government supporters who were Clcil cd. Air Avade and scalped some of i them. Air Lawson yes. A Good Deal had been said about Tho recent elections. But All that Lio could say was that the government was not desirous of occupying the Treasury benches longer than was desired and Howel come the motion. He repudiated with contempt the statement that the All Bourne Gas cos. Had Power Over the government. The phosphates cos. Imd no Power Over the government. It was anxious to help the Soni Pany lint it would ask them to pay off the value of the Laud they sought. Air Billson Why self the Peoples land at All achy not hold it the Premier i am prepared to do that. Or Prendergast protested the Premier s attitude in seek ing. A decision that night. Tho constitutional course on such an occasion was for Llie House to immediately adjourn. The Premier agreed to move for Tho adjournment and the House Rose until 3.30 to Morrow. Discussion in lobbies. Or Allan s unexpected motion was the cause of considerable discussion and talk in the lobbies. The fact that the Farmers Union vote was sudden May lie gleaned from the statement that the Farmer s Union party knew nothing about it this morning and the govern intent had no inkling of the move until after the Farmers party meeting in the afternoon. From the country Point of View tile motion is regretted since if throws the govern ment Inlo the hands of the labor party which Means if places the government under sin obligation to the labor party. Which obligation it must return. J he probability is therefore that unless a. Dear understanding is reached Between the Farmers Union and the government the government programme will be less of a country programme than was anticipated. It is now assorted that Tho fair profits commission will continue probably with amplification and that the head adjustment of seats Bill will not be As favourable to the. Farmers As was originally intended. The influence of the Farmers move must also be far reaching in other directions since if will it in Felt in the. Lobbies Render less Slit Bio the government of the coun try and make Compromise legislation More a feature of the the present parliament. Premieres comment. Or Lawson to night stated that he welcomed an Early Clearing of the atmosphere and if it were the will of parliament that he should retire from the leadership he was willing there was. However,.no such mandate from 1 he people. Air Lawson spoke with live air of one prepared . There is it is considered Little likelihood of the labor party disposing of air Lawson or sir Alexander Peacock and idling Alief serial portfolios with Farmers some of Ali Iii would necessarily be quite new to the game of polities. The Basic wage speech by prime minister an economical impossibility. Melbourne tuesday. The report of the Basic wage com Mission was tabled in the House of representatives this afternoon by the prime minister who subsequently read a memorandum from or bidding ten k.g., Hairm in of the commission which tended to show that the payment of the amount fixed to All Malo workers i respective of whether they had dependents or not was an economic impossibility. In. Present Iii the report or Hughes said lie had not had time to examine it thoroughly Whilo his colleagues who had received their copies of the Docu ment Only that morning had had no Opportunity to look into the matter. Proceeding the prime minister mentioned that the Bendigo policy speech shaped on Tho extended Powers which the people had been asked to Grant to the Commonwealth in relation to Industrial matters. These Powers had not been granted and the position of the Commonwealth now was that it was unable to make any Industrial Laws to give effect to the direction of this commission or any other commission except in rela Tion to its own Public servants. The commission had based its inquiries on Tho requirements of a Man. His wife and three children in a progressive Community and did not concern itself with Tho fact of whether it could be paid. In 1307 �2/2 per week was considered a fait and reasonable amount for a Man wife and three children and Tho commission endeavoured 1o ascertain what had been the effect of the fall of the purchasing Power of the Sovereign since that Date lie neither accepted or rejected the figures put Forward which Are stated elsewhere. Continuing or Hughes said that at the present time 84/8 would to required in rehash the commodities obtainable in 1907 for 45/1, which Westho average of Tho Cost of living figures for the six capitals. To Day the. Basic wage for Queensland. Now South Wales and Victoria averaged �4 per week although Tho new Mouth Wales Hoard of ratio rate was �4/5/ for the metropolitan District of Tho state lie intended to show what would be Tho effect on Domestic Industry and foreign Trade if tile .-95/16/ rate found by Tho comm Sion worn adopted. It had to to noted that Tho proposed amount represented an in crease of 35 per cent., an amount which had never awarded by any court. In deed if it were applied As some Joe Polo suggested it should be it would amount to an economic revolution. Or Considine hear hear. Or Hughes said it was evident that since wages were paid out of production they were limited by Tho total amount of wealth produced in any country and by Iio conceivable Means could wages to in creased except by increasing production. Labor members what about cutting Down profits last night Tho prime minister said he had received a memorandum from or Pidding Tou chairman of thu commission dealing with Tho effect of the Basic wage that had been fixed. It was self evident that while Tho present system or Basing the Standard on the family of a Man wife and three children existed the Man with Moro than three children received less than was Nucos Sarv while Tho Man with less than this number of dependents received too much. Labor dissent or Hughes then quoted or Piddington to show that Tho number of children under 14 years of age per head adult workers in Tho common wealth was .90, or just under one child per worker and that under Tho present Basic wage system industries were paying -450,000 non existent wives and 2.100,000 non existent children. This was Tho result of ignoring Tho True incidence of fixing rates according to Tho Domestic responsibilities of Tho workers. Roughly speaking 600,001. Male workers had not dependent children Ami 370,000 had Oun or Moro children. These were Tho 1911 figures and for 1920 it. Was assumed that there were 1,000,000 employees and 900,000 children. Tho industries however were now charged with the support of 3,000,000 children of whom 2,100,000 did not exist. Or Tudor they exist in my electorate All right though Thev do not in Toorak. Or Mahoney that was Holman s gag in new Mouth Wales. The prime minister said that the effect. Of Tho payment of lilo Basic wage found by Tho commission to All adult workers whether they Hail dependents or not would be to increase the wage Burden throughout. The Commonwealth by ,1 03,000,000 per annul. Tho total wealth produced Iri Commonwealth in 1918 was .�293.000,000, and or Piddington pointed out that if it were possible to pass on the whole of the i 93,, labor Cost by lne Anns of increased prices it would outstrip the purchasing Power of �5/15/6 As it stood to Day. Of Tho ,�298,000,000 of wealth produced in 1918, �113,000,000, or 33 per cent was exported and whether Tho added Cost could to added to the Price asked for Tom exports would of course de Pend on world prices. Members therefore could assume fairly Well what Tho position was. Jit Piddington said if seemed cer Tain that As far As manufacturing for Export was concerned Industry would be ruined. In the Case of primary Industry Tho percentage of labor Cost was below the labor Cost of industries As a. Whole still an increase in Tho Prico 61 products would before Long to a formidable drawback to these industries and possibly to their continuance. The wage would so raise prices for such goods As were consumed in Australia that All secondary industries would in liable to to ruined by importations unless Ihn Tariff were substantially increased. No one bad said that Tho existing Tariff was not. Already a. High one yet or pid dim ton said that it would be wholly in capable. Of preventing flooding from Over son. Tin application of Tho to i adults married or net would ruin second Ary Indell str. Relat d development and prevent inc Continua Icin of primary Indus tries. Or Hughes quoted or Knibbs As a crushing answer to the Contention that hero was a. Sufficient margin Between that the worker received and the wealth produced to All the proposed wage to be paid. Tim figures for-1916 showed that if a it he increases Over �156 year had been divided amongst those who received less than �l5b e year each of those persons would have received 10/5 per head and anticipating Hie argument. I half there j was enough profit. Received to pays 10/c a week without appreciably raising prices it was pointed nut unit if Hie whole of the not profits of the Inaina facial ring industries Hud been distributed amongst Tho employees they would during file period. 101 to 1918. Have received Only from 7/1 to 11/ a. Week mine than their actual wages. Those figures showed How close we wore living to Tho mar Gill Oil that tile employees were getting the full Basin wage based i weal 111 produced Les the amounts stated. At thin stage there was a Stream of m to eruption from the opposition members that the speaker had to direct the. Lar inn join infer to resume his. Scab while lie appealed to members to restrain them selves., or hug hem. Continuing. Pointed out Oliai the proposed rate meant an in crease of 867. A week on dim existing Basic wage so that on Tho face of it the proposition co uld not. Be undertaken. would be the effect if Industry were Ains cd and Ijiro Community plunged info a Pool of Ysl a nation. Or a bidding Lon said the wage fixed to paid to All adults but supposing it was paid the pos Jjon would be this that a curing in the automatic readjustment of Hie rate every according to the purchasing Honor of a Sovereign in february next �7/3/ would to required in order in Purchase what �5116/6 would Nui Chase to Duy Iff. F ,�7/lj would l ii. Required. To Purchase a what would bin in Lebrun five until in novem Berb j2_/t would lie required to Pur chose what of Day could be purchased for �5/1670. Was it therefore not. Perfectly Clear that the problem was rot Winsol Abiy attacked from this standpoint the Man. His wife and three children would be no better off under such my i a Range meat. I i or Mcwilliams is this the same or Liddington is signed tip report or Hughes yes. Or Tudor hop resented the report of sunday Ami lie sent this Dicuio Vanduin last ii Gnu. Or cannot to accused of ruin slow in Iho meantime for Hughes he signal this memorandum not As chairman of Ilia i commission. members under pressure j or Hughes it you say he. In such a his opinion is not North any thin. Air i Aux Lon it was foolish to sum. Tom report and then Send that document. Or Hughes said that or Pidding ton had informed him that they should secure a scheme actually in accordance with the True Inci Ditico of the Basic Wasu by the employer paving his employees a Basic Wane of jul with an additional 12/ a. Week Tor cacti child tint � Bac Tielor would receive did a married Man will no children Del married Man with one child �t/12/. Two children do three children no /. Four children. Licks live children .�7, and so on. Re his could to done if Tho employer paid to each adult and then paid into a Pool 10/l per employee r week. This would raise -x"27, per year Lor Tho endow nent of th.hi. children under the ago of it the Commonwealth to pay to the Mother 12/ for each child. This would involve an additional Burden on. of c25.000.000 per annul against it �5/16/ were paid . This arrangement would adjust waives to the principle or the Basic wage which rested not on if return for the value of labor but of will was necessary Tor Tho Amainte Namuco of a. Citizen so tar a he was the father of a family. It. Was True that Trio other Day or Justice Stark delivered a judg ment. In which ire differentiated Between single and married men but Tui differences in salaries was comparatively slight nor did it take into consideration the number of children. The report presented to the House had a far reaching principle and How tur it would go none of them could say. He thought lie was now asked to apply this new principle to society without yet having lion. Tho Opportunity of thoroughly discussing it with his Cabinet. To View of this and also the Tael that he had Only had it for a. Lew hours he was not prepared to adopt it. He neither accepted it nor rejected if. It seemed to be equitable and proposed to do the very thing they wag and would make it. Apply from Tho Irby m november further than that in War unable a Sav. Them would to no delay Anel Tho Public servants had Iho Assur anac Dia. Week bub the Nelv Means of increasing it was by Mcrea aug production. Production had gone Down. Jjo Ocler Wero being or

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