100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 6 February 1924


The King, in a message of condolence to Mrs Wilson, the widow of ex-President Woodrow Wilson, said that the part played by him at the Peace Conference on behalf of a just and lasting peace will for ever be remembered by the peoples of the British Empire.

Sir Thomas H Mottram, HM Chief Inspector of Mines, presided at an inquiry which was opened in Glasgow into the causes of the Redding Pit disaster. Counsel for the owners gave an assurance that there would be no victimisation of witnesses.

The demand of the dockers for increased wages was considered at a joint conference of the parties concerned in London. It was announced that the employers are calling a special meeting of their National Council and would again meet the representatives of the Union on the following week.

The Minister of Health announced his decision to rescind an order of 1922 which requires the Poplar Guardians in granting outdoor relief to not exceed a prescribed scale.