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Thursday, May 6th, 1926. One Penny.
LONDON WEATHER FORECAST:- Occasional showers, cold. Further outlook: cold, changeable.
THE SITUATION: The third day of the General Strike found the public as determined as ever in its backing of the Government. There is as yet no obvious move towards settlement. No Cabinet meeting was held to-day: Ministers are all occupied in supervising the public services. Trades Union Council Strike Committee met privately. Traffic news to-day is good. All the Underground lines will, it is expected be open to-night. 2,000 trained men, it is hoped, will be running the L.G.O.C buses to-night. 200 buses are working on No 1. circular route. It is stated officially to-day that 70 or 80 L.G.O.C. buses were damaged in various parts of London yesterday. Magistrates are dealing with many offenders.
But don't believe rumours! Three London policemen, who were, according to gossip, "murdered" last night, were on duty to-day. THE CITY TO-DAY:- Gilt Edged Stocks, Home and Foreign Rails, Tobaccos, Oils and Mines, only a trifle lower at nominal prices. Courtaulds improved after initial weakness. Guest, Keens and Brunner Monds were bright stocks. Rubbers were firm. No change made in the Bank rate. Money in fair demand at 4 1/2% and discounts kept firm. Increase of £7,000,000 in Treasury Notes since last Wednesday. After touching fresh low record French and Belgium francs rallied sharply. Sterling has improved.
THERE ARE MORE TRAINS:- Services on all suburban railways and the underground were improved to-day. Hampstead tube was opened from mid-day and is remaining open till 8; eight minute service between Golders Green, Belsize Park, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Strand. Expected that Piccadilly Tube, Bakerloo and City and South London would open later to-day. A four-minute service is planned for Central London, and an eight-minute service on District Railway between Mansion House and Hammersmith. On the MET. there is a 15-minute service between Baker Street and Harrow, 10-minute service Edgware Road and Aldgate, 30-minute service Teddington and Hammersmith. Public are recommended to call at Southern Railway suburban stations as from some there is a fairly frequent service. Two or three trains an hour were running from Victoria to Coulsdon, Victoria to Sutton, and from Waterloo to Hampton Court, Surbiton and Wimbledon. There were occasional services to all suburban districts. There was an addition to main line services from all stations to-day. SUPPLIES:- Meat reached Smithfield to-day by lorries from all parts. Supplies very satisfactory. - Distribution efficient. - Strikers' attempt to stop supplies from being brought from cold storage failed. Sisters from the Finchley Convent drove motor to market for supplies. Covent Garden supplies of vegetables normal - some fruit and vegetables arrived from France. - A full milk supply reached London. - Tea Buyers' Association has appointed Emergency Committee to arrange even distribution.
CRICKET LUNCH SCORES. Leyton. Australians 150 for 1 (Collins 0 Woodfull not 63 Macartney not 85). Oval. Glamorgan 132 for 4. Cambridge. Yorks 176 & 16 for 0. Cambs. U. 176 (Dawson 62). Manchester. Worcester 194.
MR. SAKLATVALA M.P. For making a seditious speech he was sent to prison to-day for two months, second division.
LATEST CRICKET: Australians 229 for 1.