The Hongkong Telegraph.
Monday, June 22, 1925.
LATEST STRIKE DEVELOPMENTS.
GOVERNMENT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY.
CONSERVING THE COLONY'S SUPPLIES.
FOOD, TRANSPORT AND LABOUR CONTROLLERS APPOINTED.
The strike of Chinese workers of the Colony having spread further today, with prospects of an early extension in other directions, the Government has declared that a state of emergency exists. The Volunteers have been called up for actual military service; regulations have been issued prohibiting the export of certain articles; whilst a censorship of telegrams and letters has been instituted, and powers give the authorities to commandeer, if necessary, premises required for public purposes, vehicles, coal, firewood and foodstuffs. Mr. G.M.Young has been appointed Controller of Labour; Mr. C. Mc I.Messer, Controller of Transport; Mr. N.L.Smith, Food Controller; and Mr. M.J.Breen, Censor.
THE BOY SCOUTS.
The Commissioner of Boy Scouts (Rev. G.T.Waldegrave) is getting together as many Boy Scouts as possible, and he will receive applications for their services when those are addressed to him at the Seamen's Institute. Hospitals and public services will have proference over other applications.