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THE GOLDEN PATH TO VICTORYI
THE GOLDEN PATH TO VICTORY I — •»*- MCHT 8 8!G :ETIGI -n h th liB.: SOME FiCUO AND A WGBD OF W À¡.M!NG To-night Swansea wiil hear from flic lips of the First Comruissioner of Works I (Sir Alfred Mond), and Mr. T. J. Wil- liams, M.P., the reason why all should help in the great War Loan -21brt. Ue-; taiis of the arr«n gem-en ts for the great, m-ee-ung are given below. The investments announced by public companies and municipalities up to, Tfuiroday total 282,000,000. A WORD OF WARNING. I Huge sums continue to roll in to swell, the victory War Loan flood, but by and by the big 8Um., will dry up. There can- not be an inexhaustible number ol liuge corporations, whose holdings run imo seven, or even six, figures, it is the man of two or three figures who will decide the success or failure of the Loan. There are hundreds cf thousands of people who can spare the smaller sums-, whether they decide to put the money in the loan or fritter it away in that could wait. remains to be seen. On their decision de- pends the success or failure of the Empire's effort. Which shall it be? Loan or luxury? That is the question thai each man has to decide, and de-eide now, whether he vill. like Esau, sell his birthright for a iness of pottage, or lend to his country in her hour of need. And, if he makes the right decision, he will have the satisfaction of knowing that not only has he helped England to win., but has also gained for himself an in- vestment that offers exceiient interest with gilt-edged security. MORE LARGE SUMS. Subscriptions record-ed on Thursday in. I elude the following:— Alliance Assurance Co £ 5,000,000 Manchester Corporation I,oo0,u0tf, Furnoss, Withy, and Co. 1,000,003 Legal and General Life Assur- ance 1,000,000 Equity and Law Assurance 1,0^0,000 Scottish Life Assurance Co. 530.000 John Lyeaght. Ltd., Bristol. 500,000 Newcastle Corporation 450,000 National Mutual Life Associa- tion of Australasia 360,000 i Buenos Ayres and Pacific Rail- way C',o. 300,000 Mesbi*. H. Merton, Metal Ex- change-buildings 250,000 General Electric Co 200,000 Bath Corporation 150,000 J. H. Welford and Co., ship- owners, Liverpool 124,0001 John Knight, Ltd. (including' directors, staff, and employes). 103,000 Officers of Metropolitan Car- riage. Wagon and Finance Co. 100,000 Member*, of Mincing Lane Tea and Rubber Sharebrokers' As- w)(-iatioii 80,000 National Union of Railwaymen, £100,000, making total of 350,000 Portsmouth Corporation 50,000 Pekin Syndicate. Ltd 40,003, WHAT WIVES CAN DO. Mr. Bonar Law, addressing a great War Loan meeting in Glasgow on Thursday night, asked the women of the country to ask their husbands to save and subscribe to the loan. It was a striking speech, in which the whole position was made abundantly clear A full report appears on Page Six. THE CERTIFiCATES. The War havings Committee wish spe- cially to emphasise the fact that while large subscriptions are, of course, wel- cxmod. the small man is urged to do his best, for it is in te long run on the efforts of the small man and woman that the success of the loan-will depend. We want in that connection," said an official, to again call attention to the Wur Savings Certificates. Ti.oy and the War Loan are not at all in competition., They are supplementary one to another, and it is by taking War Savings Cerbfi- i cates that the smalt man who cannot! manage the £ 5 minimum of the new loan can do his best for his country." MORE LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS. Tile Mayor received intimation on Fri- day morning of the following contribu- tions to the War Loan: f Messrs. Letricheau and David. 12-5,000 Messrs. (' ilbei-tsoll 100,000 O. Barries (Harries Bros.) 12,000 Another Firi-d 10,000 Messrs. Cann and Glass 1 5,000 TO-DAY'S LISTS. £ Edinburgh Life Assurance Co. 1,000,000 Andrew Weir and Co., Ship- owners, London and Glasgow. 1,000,000 Equity and Law Life Assurance Society 1.000,000 Equitable Life Assurance Society 650,000 Navy League Trusts 150,000! Automobile Association 77,000 a- TO-NIGHT'S MEETING. Facts About the Arrange- I ments. In the Albert Hall. Swansea, Sir Alfred Mond, Bart., will appeal to Swansea to make the War Loan a phenomenal suc- cess In cotion with the arrangementa en the organisation of the meeting, the "South Wales Daily News" on Friday Bays:— Although it has been widely known For a fortnight that Sir Alfred Mond, Bart., M.P., First Commissioner of Works, had been selected by the Central War Savings Committee to address a gueat war savings meeting at Swansea this (Friday) evening, it was not. oVing to cir- oumstanoes so far unexplained/ till almost the eleventh hour that Mr. W. J. Crocker, the well-known local organiser, was in- vited to make the necessary arrangements. This he did with characteristic energy and efficiency, and within an hour or two announcements by placard, advertisement and other Boetns were so effectively die- brihuted that a great meeting is assured." SWANSEA'S READINESS. I It will be a great national gathering, one of the largest and most representa- tive gathering held in the town for many years past—and the great dewaind for tickets, and the manifold interest in the function which has been demonstrated locally, is an indication of the degree to which the townspeople are prepared to support the War Loan movement -J.- -4. (Continued at bottom of next Column).
THE GOLDEN PATH TO VICTORYI
The doors will be open at seven o'clock, and for an hour—the meeting will com- inedee at eight o'clock—selections will be played on the grand organ by Mr. T. D. Jones, Sketty. Following the opening: address of the Mayor (AM. David Davies), Sir Alfred Mond (who, by the way, will be accompanied by Lady Monti) will speak. Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P. for Swansea Dis- trict, wil] rhen address the gathering, after which a resolution will be submitted, and spoken to by prominent Swansea crtVaKi* )
Will BLOW YOUR 11 BRAitiS OUTI
"Will BLOW YOUR BRAitiS OUT." I YOUNG FISHERMAN'S STRANGE OUTBURST h.b THiiLATo- M'JMBLES TR.giLAL SCrr. N E A meeting of the Oystermouth Tribunal was held on Thursday, Councillor J. Cum- ming Evans presiding. Two vouug brother fishermen applied tor total exemption. They were repre- sented by Mr. JJoere, the clerk for the Board of Agri culture and Sea Fisheries, and Capt. Francis. They had passed under category A, and their ages were 27 and 29 uv^pecfiveiy, and they were un- married. W hen Mr. Deere was opening the case one of the men rose, fralit-ically waved his hand, and shouted that he would prefer having a bayonet thrust into his body than join the Army. He also addressed j te 01 the members, saying, You have i>een thrown cut of the Church, and you
DUMA POSTPONED. Due to Important Changes. Petrograd, Thursday (received Friday). —An Imperial ukase has been iseed order- ing the postponement of the reopening of the Duma, and the Council of Empire until February 27th. It is stated that the postponement is due to the necessity, for the Government, since the important changes in its composition, to discuss and revise numerous schemes previous Gov- ernm-ents had drafted, as being questions requiring an immediate solution.—Renter. MANY ILLNESSES. General Bieliaeff, former Chief of the Russian General Staff, has been ap- pointed Minister of War, in the room of General Shuvaieff, who has held office since last March. Leave" for reasons of health has been grail Kid, among others, to the Minister for Foreign ASairp, the Mini- ster of Finance, and the Minister of Commerce.
RUSSIAN WAR MINISTER
RUSSIAN WAR MINISTER. General Beliaeff, ex-Assistant Minister of War and ex-Chief of the General Staff, has been appointed Minister of War in place of General Chouvaieff, who has been made a member of the Council of the Empire, says a Reuter's Petrograd mess- age.
A CENTENARIAN FAMILYI
A CENTENARIAN FAMILY. Miss Sarah Ann Alexander has just celebrated her 100th birthday at Reigate. She has been hon. secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society's local commit. tee since it was founded 60 years ago. Her two elder sisters died agrd 103 and 93.
WELSH SAILORS DROWNED1
WELSH SAILORS DROWNED.1 A Norwegian r has landed two sailors, warned Samuels and Joh&imson, from the schooner William Lloyd Morris, of Port Madoc, which foundered after a collision with a steamer on Wednesday night. Captain Hughes, his 19 year-old son, and two Welsh Sailors wre drowned. Samuels saved himself by climbing over the steamer's bow, and Joliannson was rescued after being in the water twenty minutes
1 THE CALL FOR WOMEN
1 THE CALL FOR WOMEN. Bishop Frodsham, speaking at Chelten- ham, said the Minister of Munitions re- quired 800 women from that, town at once for work of great national importance. The starting pay was 5d. per hour, plus a war bonus of Is. 6d. a week contingent on good timekeeping. A special train would be run on the Midland Railway, and the weekly fare all the way to work and back would be 2s. 6d. Volunteers should be between IS and 35 years 31,1. They should register at onoe at the local Labour Exchange.
THE KAISERIS BIRTHDAYI
THE KAISERIS BIRTHDAY. The Hague, Thursday—According to I reports from Frankfurt, the Kaiser is about to issue an invitation to all Ger- man ruters and Crown Princes of Ger- man States, together with delegates of the Free Cities of Hamburg, Lubeck, and Bremen, to spend his birthday (Jan. 27) at the Western Front Headquarters. It is believed that an historical Crown Council will take place in the presence of Hindenburg and Bethmann-Hollwet The Austrian and Bulgarian Sovereigns, together with the Turkish Crown Prince, are also to be invited.—Exchange.
I INCREASED PENSIONS I
I INCREASED PENSIONS. I 0. MORE MONEY FOR SOLDIERS* WIVES AHJ CHILDREN 1 The Governments new scale of eepara- tion allowances, in view of the increaeed cost of living, were announced on Thurs- day night. They are granted in respect of children only and apply to families of both sailors and soldiers. The allowance to the wife without children is unaltered. The increases are: 2s. a week first child. Is. 6d. each for second and third. Is. for each other. For motherless children the increases are: 2s. for first child. Is. for each other. The inerea6es are for children up to the age of 14 only. Beyond that age the old rates continue. The following table shows what the family will receive under the new Army scale as compared with the I old.— New Scale. Old Scale. s. d. 6. d. Wife 12 6 12 6 Wife and 1 child 19 6 17 6 Wife and 2 children 24 6 21 0 Wife and 3 children 28 0 23 0 Wife and 4 children 31 0 2S 0 And so on. adding 3s. for each additional child, as against 2s. under the -old scale. The extra 3s. 6d. for wives living in Lon- don remains. The scale was accurately forecasted in the Leader on January 11th-a day I before most other papers. The new rates take effect: Navy From yesterday. I Army From Monday last. I Where a wife, without children, is un- able to earn money and her income is in- sufficient, her position will be considered by the local War Pension Committee of the Statutory Committee: Claimg for in- creased allowances to dependents on the ground of increased cost of living will be similarly considered. Increased allowances are to be given to the children of sailors and soldiers of higher rank where the total allowances to the family exclusive of the man's con- contributions would otherwise be less than that to the family of a man of the j lowest rank on the new scale.
I COMBINE OF NURSES I
COMBINE OF NURSES. To be known as the Royal British. Col- lege of Nursing, the amalgamation/ of the Royal British Nurses' Association and the College of Nursing was confirmed on Thursday night by a special meeting, Amalgamation will enable them to ob- tain the building of a college in London for headquarters, said Sir James Crichton Browne, I
IA STATE RECIPE I
I A STATE RECIPE. I The Meals Department of the Food Controller is preparing a series of inex. pensive recipes to help economy in the household. The following is the first:— Savory Haricot Beanc,g-oak one pint of beans, with a pinch of hi-carbonate of soda, all night. Drain off and put with 2oz. of margarine in a saucepan. When thoroughly hot, cover with cold water, cook slowly, and remove all scum. Fry 3oz. of baoon, cut small, with two shredded onions, for a few minutes. Add them to the beans, season with salt and pepper, and cook until soft."
1TRAIN IN A STREAM
1, TRAIN IN A STREAM. An inquest was held on Herbert Henry i Barnes, 38, Banbury, engine-driver, and Archibald Basil Brown, 20, fireman, Ox- ford, at King's Sutton, Banbury, on Thursday. The men were travelling, it was said, along a looprline in a train consisting of two engines and van, which swept away a stop-block and plunged over a steep bank into a stream. Barnes was found dead in his cabin with his arm torn off, and Brown under the tender in the stream.
ISATURDAY SPIRITS I
I SATURDAY SPIRITS. I | The Liquor Control Board's Carlisle Local Advisory Committee on Thursday received a report from Mr. E. C. Sanders. general manager of the Board's Carlisle scheme, on the effect of the recent pro- hibition of the sale of spirits in Carlisle at Christmas and New Year time. As a result it was decided to recommend the Central Control Board to make an order prohibiting the sale of spirits in future on Saturdays in public-houses and clubs in Carlisle and that portion of Cumber- land which is already within the ecope of the Sunday closing order.
ISWANSEA MOTORIST I
SWANSEA MOTORIST. I A Swansea motorist, Mr. Morgan Hus- sey, while on his way from Brecon to Mal- vern on Sunday, was involved in a street accident at Hereford, and Dorothea Kath- leen Davies (6) sustained fatal injuries. The Hereford coroner held an inquest on Thursday, and the jury returned a ver- diet of Accidental death." It was stated that the child wa? with two women, who had just stepped off the pavement and were about to shake hands and part. According to Mr. Hussey and two independent motorists, the girl, after the women had stopped, started to cross the corner, and the motorist in trying to avoid her swung round on to the pave- ment. The pace of the car was stated to be ordinary. Mr. Hussel said that the child darted across the road in front of him, and that he was helpless under the circumstances. j
SAMPLES WHICH DIFFERED i
SAMPLES WHICH DIFFERED. i At Neath on Friday John Jones, milk vendor. Seven Sisters, was charged with selling milk which was 30 per cent. de- ficient in butter fat. Mr. Edward Powell defended. Supt. Ben Evans deposed to purchasing two samples of milk 'from the defendant's agents on December 18th. One of the samples proved on analysis to be genuine, I while the other showed a deficiency of 30 per oent. in b-iitor fat. Mary Jones, wife of the defendant, said they kept four milking cowe. She had sold milk for the last 28 years without a single complaint. She had tried dufing the last three months to get oil cakes for the cows, but could not get any. Th* milk from which the genuine sample was taken was milked from one cow. whilst the sample in question was taken from a can containing the milk from the three other oows. She denied that the milk was interfered with in any manner. The ease was dismissed. In reply to the Superintendent, the Bench agreed to state a casa.
THE SERETH STRUGCLE I
THE SERETH STRUGCLE I GERMANS BSM6ARD TG WN AND I VILIACE TO-DAY'S RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. (Admiralty, per Wireless Press.) In the region of Zborov the enemy, after having destroyed our barbed wire entanglements in places by artillery ifre, assumed the offen- sive. A small portion of the enemy de- tachment entered our trenches, but were promptly driven out, and our position is again restored. Rumanian Front.—In the valley of the River Trotus and Oituz, the enemy's heavy artillery have bom barded the town of Okna and the village of Bordoneskci. On the rest of the front there is scouting reconnaisance and in-, fantry lire. THE IMPROVED POSITION. A review ot the situation on the Russo-Rumanian front appears onj Page Five. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. The night was caJm on/the whole of the front. I
PNGENIX PARK I
PNGENIX PARK. —————— -————— Portion to be Used for Allotments. Speaking in Dublin on Thursday night, the Lord-Lieutenant said the scheme for the increased tillage in Ireland would be applied all round to ranches, demesne I land, pleasure lands, and to golf courses and to race courses. Even Crown lands would not be exempted. In Dublin a I portion of Phcenix Park would be put under the control of the Corporation for the purposes of allotments. STARTING AT RICHMOND. I In Richmond Park on Thursday, a motor plough started operations on the 200 acres of ground near Sheen Gate on which it is proposed to grow oats and potatoes. The plough will turn up about 35 acres I daily. 4- I
SINAI CLEARED. I Congratulations on the British | Successes. -( ) Cairo, Monday (delayed).—The King has telegraphed to General $ir Archibald Murray, Commander-in-Chief in Egypt, .congratulating him on the success of the operations which resulted in the expulsIon, ot the enemy from the Sinai Peninsula, The War Cabinet likewise sent congra- tulations, adding, the operations have not only resulted in clearing the enemy from the peninsula, but promise to give you further successes jn the future." Sultan Hussein telegraphed: I have noted the, new and brilliant victory from the two. dispatches you sent me. I am deeply touched by your courteous atten- tion, and I note with pleasure the success upon success which has followed your ap- pointment to command in Egypt, giving proof of your skill and sound strategy. Thanks,to you the entire province of Sinai has been cleared of the enemy. Again I thank you, and I warmly con- gratulate you." Sir A. Murray replied: "Your gracious message has given myself and troops of I my command the greatest pleasure."
THE LADY DOCTOR I
THE LADY DOCTOR. I Her Relations With Her i Husband. A singular nullity suit was heard in the Divorce Conrt on Friday in?which Dr. Arthur Finigan, medical superintendent of the Union Mills Lunatic Asylum, Isle of Man, asked for a decree of nullity against his wife, a. lady also in the medi- cal profession, and said to be now prac- tising at Sheffield. Before marriage, said-counsel, the lady insisted there should be no children, so that her medical career should not be in- terfered with. She carried her insistence so far that there was a written document I to this effect. The husband had reason to believe that the wife would appreciate the impos. sibility of the position, but she declined. Dr. Finigan, giving evidence, said his wife had been to Serbia in pursuit of her profession. Justice Low dismissed the petition, ob- j serving that he was inclined to think both parties wished to be relieved from a burden which they had taken on them- Fplves. Wihere a husband entered into a bargain of this sort, which he did not de- sire to keep, one had not much sympathy with him, and, so far as the woman waa concerned, where she entered into a con- -trae.f of matrimony, wilfully intending; not fully to carry it out, one had no sym- I pathy with her. I (
SAVED FROM IVERNIA J
SAVED FROM IVERNIA. J Mr. and Mrs. W. R. George, of 15, I Victoria-terraoe. Swansea, received the glad news on Friday that their son had been saved from the ill-fated liner Ivernia in the Mediterranean recently. In spite of the severe ordeal he has undergone, he I is quite well I
IN THE PRUSSIAN DIET I
IN THE PRUSSIAN DIET. I Amsterdam. Thursday.—Speaking in j Prussian Diet, Dr. von Brei ten bach, the Minister of Public Works, said that with the idea that peace must be ba«SI on the military situation, every leader in high politics must agree. Herr Friedbcrg, National Liberal, said all questions were now subordinate to the great question of gaining victory and ¡ honourable peace. I
DEATHS EXCEED BIRTHS I
DEATHS EXCEED BIRTHS. I Paris, Thursday —A report laid before ■ Parkammt gdves a terrible picture of the low to France iii the birth-rate produced by the war: 1913 showed all excess of 15,645 births over deaths, but >914 showe d an excess of 58,327 deaths over births in ,the civilian population, and 1915 an excess of 261,835 deaths. There is, however, good reaeon for hoping that last year will ehow j much more ?vourahle birth stabeties- I
THE CREEK SURRENDER
THE CREEK SURRENDER 160 VENIZELlSTS RELEASED IN! ATHENS Athens. Wednesday.—M. Benachis, the Mayor of Athens; M. Kyros, editor of tie iicbtia" Colonel Zymbrakakus ind M. Maroudaa, heads of the polict- under the Irench control; General Korakas, and tj;1 other Venizelist prisoners were released this evening. They left the prison in a body In,, quietly drove home iu motor-c.Ll)s. Ili-ey uiet with no hostile cry or demonstration, and were assured by the Chief of l'olii>;> before they left that should any case of insolence to them occur he would quickly deal with it. Thursday The Venizelists released yesterday number 160. The event was re- ceived this morning with the greatest calm. Athens, January 17-—In complanoe with the Entente's demands al 1 the arrc?t.ed Venizelists have b
FANCY BREAD i
FANCY BREAD. [ Likelihood of it Being I Prohibited. I It ioS almost certain that economy regula- tions will ban tancy bread, as suggested in a memorial to the Food Controller. The cottage loaf is alao believed to be in jeopardy, for its manufacture requires greater handling than the Coburg or: tinned loaf. The oottage loaf is more con- venient for cutting than the Coburg, which slices too large; but the Coburg and tinned bread will be the most easily made on the further dilution of flour. Labour will be saved in the bakehouse by fancy bread being stopped; but the idea of girls deputising for men does not find favour in the trade, which holds that they cannot stand the strain. Another trade view is that an order to supply only stole bread would not answer, as it would lead to increased consumption of butter, jam and appetisers. The re- minder is added that specially crusted bread shrinks in weight. All bakings, are put into the oven at the same weight— say 21b. 2oz. or eo, hot evaporation ex- hausts from 1 or. to as mt ch as 9oz. How- ever, the nutriment always remains in full measure. A special statistical section of the Food Control Department is keeping in close touch with all that is being done in order countries in relation to food matters, and a meals department is tabulating useful hints on the provision of eoonomical i menus. ¡
LADYS LOST PURSE I
LADY'S LOST PURSE. I Action by Wife of Ex-Gover- nor of Swansea Gaol. I Mrs. Hilda Burrows, wife of Major Nor- man Burrows, stated by counsel as untir recently governor of Swansea Prison, and now governor of a military unison at Calais, on Friday sued the Strand Palaoo Hotel, Ltd., as proprietors of the Regent Palaoe Hotel, London, to recover J081, the value of some jewellery and money lost whilst plaintiff was staying in the Regent Palace Hotel. The action was heard be- fore Mr. Justice Bray and a common jury in the King's Bench Division. Defendants denied liability, and alleged that negli- gence caused the loss. MT. Patrick Hastings said Mrs. Burrows had been staying in the hotel. On June 13th, 1915, having paid her bill previous to leaving, she went into the room to wait until it was time to leave for her train home. She sat down at a table and read a paper, placing a handbag and her purse on the table in front of her. After a few moments she put down the paper and saw that her bag was at the other end of the table and the purse had com- pletely disappeared. The purse contained two diamond rings, about .£12 in cash, and her railway ticket to Birchington. She reported her loss to the management, and they advanced to her X3 cash. Plaintiff, was insured with Lloyd's underwriters, who had paid her the lossaud were bring. ing the action in her name. Defendants said the plaintiff was negli. j gent in placing her purse on the table and not keeping a proper watch on it. They also pleaded the Inkeepers' Lia- bility Act, because the property had notj been dodged with them for safe custody. I (Proceeding.)
PROHIBITION AT THE FRONT
PROHIBITION AT THE FRONT. Paris, Thursday (received Friday).—The military authorities of Hazebrouck here have prohibited traffic in alcohol in the. region occupied by the British Armies. j
FOOD DICTATORS TO MEET I
FOOD DICTATORS TO MEET. I Amsterdam, Thursday.—A Berlin I gram reports the arrival there of Count Clammartime (the new Austrian Pre- mier), Major-general Hoefr (Austrian Food Controller), Baron Chilany (Hun- garian Minister of Agriculture), M. Kuertby (President of the Hungarian; Food Office), and representatives of the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of War and; the Supreme Military Command, accom-j panied by iwveral awretaries.-R-eut-er.
OUR MORAL SOLDIERS
OUR MORAL SOLDIERS. The high standard of morality ruling in the ranks of the Welsh Army is empha- sised by Captain Llewelyn Williams, M.C., in a letter from the front. Captain Williams, who is well known in Cardiff, and wag formerly a medical officer under the Welsh Insurance Commissioners, writes that it is quite an exception in the 38th Division to find a case of ill-health from an immoral life, and they are much more free from venereal diseases than the civil population in Waleo. j
I TODKYS WMR RESUMEj
I TO-DKYS WMR RESUMEj 1 1 ) r.¡- P L eadrr'' Office, 4-jo P. i7t. News from Petrograd is to the effect that the Russ'O-jU.iuiianians have cit- feated tll';1 cui-niy on iKji.li wings, and that the enemy i<» evacuating i»raiia. Swansea's luiown contribution to the War Loan now total over threl)- quarter oi a million. The aggregate sum irom public companies aitu ouuu- cipauties, is well over IS},00;),000. The Greek Government liafc now released 160 Venizelists wilo hitu neen detained. The new cz,ie of pensions ior wivets and (if iiev.dants is now ottaialiy announced. Soiuiers in khaki are in iuture to travel ac the old rates.
BARAiC S BLUNDER I
BAR&AiC S BLUNDER. Penalty for Serving Liquor to Wuundad biuiuiat-s. At a special sitting of the l\;h Borough J ustices on T riday—betore the Mayor (Aid. if. P. Charles) and other iiiagif;tra.ces--t)a.v.id Thomas, licensee of the Butiders' Anns, Melincrythan, WhS charged under the Dcrence of the Kealai w'lbh selling liquor to wounded soldiers, | and the bar-maid, Gladys Loverhia;, was summoned v. it li supplying the liquor. Mr. Matthew Arnold pleaded sulity to the offences, and Mr. Eaward I'owdl, who prosecuted on behalf of the police, said that at two o'clock on Monday aiteinoon, r.S. John Davies visited the Builtial-e Arms, and in the smoke-room found a number of wounded soldiers, in hospital uniform, with wlu ky, beer and stout bv. fore them. The landlord was absent at the time, but when he appea led he asiuxi ue barmaid if she had supplied t.he soldien;, j and she replied, Yes; I did." P.S. John iiavHrvs corroborated Mr. Powell's stoi. and in mitigation Mr. Arnold. said tiie landlord's wife W-JS, ill a.t the time, and the barmaid, who served tLe soldiers, was blissfully ignorant of be regulations. He referred to the good work which the landlord had done for the com- fort of the wounded soldiers, and his good reputation as a licensee for 20 yearn. The Mayor: Do you agree with that? Chief Constable Higgms: Yes, sir. The Mayor said the Bench had taken into consideration the landlord's good reputation, and that it was the nrst case of the kind to come- before them. The landlord would be lined 30s., and the bar- maid 20s. The magistrates, he added, did not think it an offence which should inter- fere with the renewal of the license.
THE ROFA ACTION
THE ROFA ACTION. Big Haul of Booty in the East. Cairo, Tuesday.—The booty taken in the action at Rofa includes:— 4 Krupp mountain guns, 7 machi ne guns, 4,500 rounds oc rifle ammunition, 20 full belt-boxes of ammunition. 1,600 rifles, 32 pack saddles, 48 horses and mules, 102 camel saddles, 83 camels, and A large amount of misoeLlanens equip- ment which has not yet been sorted. The whole of the 603rd German Machin gun Company was captured. The cavalry are rounding up stragglers, and 50 additional Turks have been brought ia.
MORE BOMBAST. ——— ——— King of Wurtemburg and Arrogant Enemy." Amsterdam, Friday.—According to Ger- man papers, the King of Wurttemberg has telegraphed to the Kaiser as follows: The firm, strong words which your Majesty has addressed to the German people in reply to the arrogant notes of our enemies exactly express my senti- ments, and have found the most cordial echo in the hearts of my people. The world now knows who are. the disturbers of the peace, and who cherish the desire for conquest. It also will recognise that our enemies have made a mistake regard- ing the strength and endurance of our people, which is ready for all sacrifices." The Kaiser has replied: You have atrongly expressed on behalf of your brave Swabians the feeling of indigna- tion, and the determination which, in these days w the enemYB plans of destruction have been unmasked, fill the entire German nation. My heartiect thanks for your fresh expression of loyalty. Sold on with blood and treasure until the arrogance of our enemies is shattered by the unshakable will to vic- tory of th* Fatherland, and of its loyal allies."
MR LLOYD GEORGES SPEECH
MR LLOYD GEORGE'S SPEECH Mr. Lloyd George's speech to his fellow- I countrymen of Wales will, according to ] latest arrangements, be delivered at Car- narvon on February 3rd, probably in the afternoon.
AUSTRIA AND BUKOVINA I
AUSTRIA AND BUKOVINA. Amsterdam, Jan. IS.-According to a Vienna telegram, the Austrian Emperor has appointed the Governor of Bukovina. Rudolf Count Meran, to be Governor of Upper Aiistria.-R,ut.,Pr.
A LLOYD GEORGE PAPER I
A LLOYD GEORGE PAPER. I I understand (says a London corres- pondent) that the Liberal supporters of Mr. Lloyd George are contemplating start- ing a daily morning newspaper which will give fuller expression to the views of the Prime Minister than either the existing Liberal or the Unionist Press.
ADVANCE IN ALBANIAI
ADVANCE IN ALBANIA. I The Italian report of Thursday 6tatee: In Albania. on January 16th one of our cavalry elements occupied Salesi and Aria, north-east (? west) of Grmeni, in the neighbourhood of the Liaskoviki- Koritza road.—Admiralty, per Wireless Press. This advance appears to be in continua- tion of the movement reported by Italian Headquarters as having been initiated on the 9th in&t., when Italian troops occu- pied Grmeni, on the road from Liaskoviki to Koritza. Grmeni is a village halfway between these two Southern Albanian towns, to the south of Lake Ochrida, and Arza. and Salesi lie immediately to the north and north-west of Grmeni.
j rr.z.jcH CIVIL wo si ligation. 1 Friday.—The Le Journal 1* t-fat;5 that the French Government, fol- io. ing the example of Britcdn, is oon- siclcrrag tho question of the mobilisatiott oi the civil population;—Eeutor- V SI P. ALFRED MONO ARRIVES. Sir Alfred Mond, accompanied by I-tcly Mond, arrived at £ »vaus«a at this afternoon, and proceeded im-' j co the Hotel Cameron, whew they will day. They were met 4t Kisli-fctreet Station by l-lei-a*. C. T. Kuiiion, David- Roberts, Wm. Rossor, Silas Evans, and W. J. Crocker (Libera! ). f I ( < ￼ ￼ ￼ <■ l I i