The Picket Line — 10 March 2012

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RESISTANCE OF MINE OWNERS Berlin, March 10

17 March 1923, Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA : 1905 - 1952), page 3

Resistance of Mine Owners Berlin, March 10 The owners of the German coal mines and foundries in the Ruhr are determined not to pay the 10 per cent. export tax imposed on coal by the French as from March 15 . The owners will refuse to export an ounce of coal or coke. They will dump the supplies in the yards, and are prepared for a long seige. The proposal is to eventually make a mercantile sortie which will shatter the export trade of other nations.…

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ON THE RUHR. Situation Improved. German Resistance Lessening. OWNERS PAY COAL-TAX.

26 July 1923, Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), page 1

On the Ruhr. Situation Improved. German Resistance Lessening. Owners Pay Coal-Tax. Paris, Tuesday . — The French Minister for Public Works ( M. Le Trocquer) to-day reported to the French Cabinet optimistically upon the situation in the Ruhr. He declared that German resistance was lessening and that railroad position was constantly improving. The “Daily Telegraph’s” correspondent at Dusseldorf reports that there is some evidence of a weakening of the German passive resistance. The coal owners, at one or two points, are paying the coal-tax, enabling coal to enter unoccupied Germany.…

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THE RUHR CRISIS. Passive Resistance Weakening. PASSIVE RESISTANCE WEAKENING. LONDON, July 24.

26 July 1923, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 9

The Ruhr Crisis Passive Resistance Weakening. London, July 24 . The Dusseldorf correspondent of The Daily Telegraph states:— There is some evidence that the passive resistance in the Ruhr is weakening. As an instance, he says that the coalowners at one or two points are paying the coal tax, which is enabling them to send coal to ports of Germany which are not occupied by the French and Belgians. The greatest difficulty in the Ruhr is the paucity of bank notes. Numerous firms and municipalities there, he affirms, are demanding authority from Berlin to print their own notes in order to pay their…