20 NOVEMBER 1920, Page 2

The Sinn Fein prisoner's in Cork have ceased their hunger.

striketifter having passed, so it is said, ninety days without food. On Friday, November 12th, the Lord Mayor of Cork received a letter from Mr. Arthur Griffith, Acting-President of Sinn Feba, appealing to the strikers to abandon their fast. "I am of opinion," he said, "that our countrymen in Cork Prison have auftioiently proved their devotion and fidelity, and that they should now, as they were prepared to die for Ireland, prepare again to live _for her." This is a red-letter event. The Govern- ment have not only gained their point, but have gained an enormous amount of prestige by the very obvieus and simple process. of remaining firm to a principle.