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i MINERS ADVISEDI NOT TO STRIKE I IJ
i MINERS ADVISED I NOT TO STRIKE. I:'J I CONFERENCE APPEAL v I I t, ISOUTH WALES DEPUTATION TO MR. I RUNCIMAN. I j I i AN IMPORTANT LETTER (From Our Own Correspondent). CARDIFF, Friday. At a mating of the Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation held ii,,?l I "tt j Cardjn on Friday m":ning, the exj?pcte? letter from Mr. R?nciman was read, and j arrangements made for a deputation to London to wait. upon him in accordance ¡ '1tith the decision previously arrived at. A resolution was subsequently passed appealing to the workmen to abstain I. from sectional stoppages, in effect, it. was that. inasmuch as the matter at pre- Bent under discussion is one which I fleets the whole body of workmen in the SOUtJl Wales coalfield, and is to be èrougbt. before a general conference of I delegates next week, it would be very detri- Cental to the interests of the workmen generally that there should be stoppages Of collieries or other sectional stoppages at this juncture. The council, therefore, appeals to the workmen to do all in their power to discountenance such stoppages, t j The deputation appointed, and which proceeded to London by the. 3.0 p.m. train ex Cardiff, consisted of Messrs. J. I Winston,? (acting president of the South Wa]L,s Miners' Federation), T. "Richards, -11-P. (secretary), Alf. Onions (treasurer), Vernon Hartshorn (Maasteg), CI. Barker, and the solicitor (Mr. W. P. Nicholas, (Pontypridd). The Government's Letter. The text of the Government letter to the miners (wires our London representa- tive), which it was intended to make Public, has been withheld for the time being. The letter, however, is on the lines I have indicated: that the award of Mr. Wuneiman must be abided by. I have it on good authority that the President of the Board of Trade is not inclined to reopen the point in the dis- Pute, and his two colleagues in the Cabinet, who also are concerned, do not see any necessity for re-opening con- sideration of the matter. Though the miners' leaders have de- clared it was understood the enginemen and craftsmen should be included, I am assured that no such undertaking was given or the intention expressed at any' stage in the negotiations, and reference to the shorthand notes of the proceed- ings, it is said, refute the suggestion of the men Monmouth Valley Strike. I The Press Association says that, with the exception of about 10.00ft-men, who are idle in the western valleys of Mon- iiiouthshire. all the collieries in the South ^ieles coalfield arc working, the men being prepared to await further develop- ments. The collieries idle in Monmouthshire ^alleys are those in the Blaina. Aber- jillery and Llanhilleth districts. The men have ceased work as a protest against the delay in signing the agreement. # The Abertillerv miners at a mass meet- ing also passed a resolution protesting against. Mr. Kunciman's decision. Mr. Barker, the agent, remarked that Mr. Runciman had gone behind Mr. Lloyd George. He advised the men. to keep their powder dry.
SMART MUMBLES POLICEI
SMART MUMBLES POLICE I Langland Thefts Leads to an I Arrest. During the past month there have been extent-h- thefts from bathers' clothes at the Mumbles, particularly Langland Bay. The police, undpr Inspector Davies, have been keeping a look-out for suspicious persons, and owing to the numerous com- plaints received during the past two clays special men were told off for plain clothes duty on the beach. At inid-day Oil Friday P.C. Jenkins arrested a man at Langland Bay who was r *< the act of committing this mean type theft. He will hehrought up at the Vanpea Police Court on Saturday. tr.
ii WATCHES FOR THE TROOPSII
ii WATCHES FOR THE TROOPS. "We have received from the Cash Hard- ware Stores. Oxford-street, Swansea, the gift of a w ristlet watch in response to our appeal on behalf of soldiers at the front.
NO REAR LIGHT ON TAXII
NO REAR LIGHT ON TAXI. Summoned at Neath on Friday; for driving a taxi-cab without a rear-light And failing to produce his drh-ing license, Richard Davies, Port Talbot, found the Bench .in a lenient mood. both cases being dismissed on payment of costs, Shpenntendent Bpn Evans remarking thattbol roads were very bad.
STEALING THE RAILWAYS NOWI
STEALING THE RAILWAY'S NOW. I Rotterdam. Thiirsdav.-It is reported I from the frontier that the German l ?thorittes have o?cially announced-tht ilc,9.til" of rails from the light railways of Belgium are to be taken up for use in the operations in Russia. This Bieans that practically one-fifth of the whole network of the light railways of Belgium will be destroyed. In connection with this, it has been idiscove,reti that one part of the system belongs to all international company, and is continued over the Dutch fron- tier. Immediately the German an- nouncement was made official represen- tations were made by Holland, and -the Germans have given an assurance that this part of the railway shall remain intact. -_u
I.ord Parmoor has received an official intimation that his son, Major the Hon. I Fred -11. Cripps, Royal Bucks Hussars, was *evere!r wounded on August 21st during en aclion in the Dardanelles. Major Cripps is a well known sportsman, a polo plover, and steeplechase riducr
U BOAT SUNK BYI AVIATOR I
U BOAT SUNK BY AVIATOR I BRITISH PILOT ACHIEVES ANOTHER RECORD ADMIRALTY POLICY The Secretary of the Admiralty issued the following announcement on Vnursday evening:— Squadron Commander Arthur W. Bigs- worth, R.N., destroyed single-handed a German submarine this morning by bombs dropped from an aeroplane. The submarine was observed to be completely wrecked and sunk off Ostend. It is not the practice of the Admiralty to publish statements regarding the losses of German submarines, important though they have been, in cases where the enemy had no further source of information .as to the time and place at which such losses have occurred. In the case referred to above, however, the brilliant feat of Squadron Commander Bigsworth was performed in the neighbourhood of the coast in the occupation of the enemy, and the position of the sunken submarine has been located by a German destroyer. This is .Squadron-Commander Big«- wcrth's second great achievement. On May 17th. when a Zeppelin attacked Ram,, gate, lie dropped four boiubs from 400 ieet above and nearly aocomplished what the late Sub-Lieut. Warnoford, V.C., did some time later near Ghent. A long tram of smoke was seen to issue from one of the compartments of the Zepueiin, w,u.v», rising to a great height (11,000 feet) "lith her tail down, disappeared severely damaged. For this fine work Bigsworth was promoted from flight-commander to I squadron-commander, and ;t is n,.t un- likely the coveted Victoria Cross vill be awarded ior smashing this submarine under the nose of German batteries on the Belgian coast. Other Aircraft v. Submarine Contests. This is by no means the first contest be- tween aircraft and submarines. The Ger- man Admiralty in May officially an- nounced that one of ih-?ir airships bad sunk a British submarine in the North Sea. A day later our Admiralty issued a denial, stating that the submarine in qvestion had returned from her cruise uninjured, and reporting that she damaged the airship by gunfire and drove her away- On July 2nd the Italian Admiralty an- nounced that a French aviator (Sub-Lieut. Rcuillet). from a height of 50 feet, diopped bombs on the Austrian submar- ine LJJ1 in the Adriatic. The bombs ex- ploded under water close to the turret, apparently with success. The completeness of Squadron-Com- nmnd?-r Bigsw uth's exploit has no ele- ment of doubt about it.
TURKISH CABINET SPLITI
TURKISH CABINET SPLIT Grand Vizier Protests Against Persecution of Armenians. Mytilene, Wed iies(lay.-Reports of a I wide split in the Turkish Cabinet: are daily gaining strength. The cause of the difference is stated to be the cruel persecu- tion of Greeks and Armenians. The per- secution is the work of Enver Pasha and Talaat Bey, but the Grand Vizier strongly disapproves of it, and has even gone to the length of tendering his resignation unless the persecution is stopped. Particulars are also given of an Armenian rising in the province of Van. The Vali. at ho is a kinsman of Enver, is wonnded. Times" Telegram, per Press Association.
BRITISH STEAMER SUNKI
BRITISH STEAMER SUNK. I Lloyd's report that the British steamer Palmgrove has been sunk. The crew has been saved. The Palmgrove is a Glasgow vessel of 3,100 tons. 11 111 111
MABON'S BEREAVEMENT. The death took place on Thursday at | Brynybedw, Pentre, the residence of his father, of Mr. William Abraham, second son of the Eight lion. W. Abraham (Mabon). M.P. Deceased, who was 19 years of age, had been in a delicate state of health for the past three years. Lat- terly he had been the constant companion of the veteran miners' leader, to whom; his death is a sad blow.
DAMAGE AT ZEEBRUCCEj
DAMAGE AT ZEEBRUCCE. Am?erdnm. ThursdayThe Tyd learns that in the recent bombardment of Z"b'rugg,-? by a British ?ct a great hum- her of soldiers were killed. Some 90 yl men j severely wounded have been brought to Ghent. The material damage was appar- ently very great. A shed built, tor sub- marines was completely destroyed, and also some si.)bniirinos. .-Reijter. &nd
TWO OFFICER SONS KILLED I
TWO OFFICER SONS KILLED ￼ d Mrs. Charli?,s Two sons of Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Lloyd, of Waunifor. who are well known in West Wales. have been killed in action at the Dardanelles during the past few days. It was reported on Wednesday that their youngest son, Capt- Gwion Llewelyn Bowen Lloyd, of the 5th Dorsets, was killed in action between tho 7th and 11th August. Now official intimation has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lloyd that their other son. Lieut. Duncan Ian Bowen Lloyd, of Hie 5th Gurkhas, was killed at the Dardanelles on August 14th.
OUT OF HAND AT 13 I
OUT OF HAND AT 13 I It's hard lines for a father to con- demn his own daughter, but I can't do anything with her. We have tried all shapes." Tiiiie spoke the father of Vera Harries (13). of Glyn-Neath, to the local magis- trates on Friday, when his daughter was charged with stealing 9B. 9d. from the house of Geo. Herring, a cowman, living at Glyn-Neath. "I am the father of seven," continued Harries. and she has a srood step-mother to look after her." Tt0 Bench ordered the zirJ to lie placed undwr tht supervision of the probation, office* (fCir 12 montha.
GREEK CHAMBER ADJOURNED
GREEK CHAMBER ADJOURNED NO STATEMENT MADE GERMANY'S REPORTED OFFER TO BALKAN STATE ADVANCE THROUGH BULCABIA Athens, Thursday.—There were no in. terpellations at to-day's sitting of the Chamber, both the Gounarists and the In- deptndi)ti.ft the last moment deeming it inadvisable to press M. Venizelos to make a binding statement, of foreign policy white negotiations of vital importance arc in progress. The Chamber adjourned until Monday.— Reuter. Offensive Against Serbia. I The correspondent of the Times in the Balkan Peninsula in an undated dis- patch from Bnkharest says:— Reports are arriving from many quarters with regard to the concentration of Austro-German troops along the north bank of the Danube. The new offensive against Serbia will, it is stated, be carried out on a different plan from that of the last cam- paign. Owing to the difficulties due to the configuration of the country, Western Serbia will be avoided and the invading forces will be concentrated on the north- eastern districts with the view eventually of continuing the advance through Bul- garia via. Widra, Belogradchik. and Sofia. There is reason to believe that the Bul- garian Government has been informed of the intended aggression and admonished of the futility of all opposition, and in- vited to co-operate with the Central Powders. In case of resistance the fate of Belgium awaits Bulgaria. If she acquiesces in their plans she will obtain carte blanche in dealing with Serbia and in exacting vengeance for the humiliation of 1913.
SHORT OF RIFLESI
SHORT OF RIFLES Turkey Deprived of Arms by I. Rumanian Action. Rome, Thursday.—Reports from Dedea- gat.eh state that in Turkey the question of rifles is more serious than that of muni- tions. Turkey expected 300,000 Mauser rifles from Germany and Austria, but they have not arrived, owing to the oppo- sition of Rumania. Before the war Turkey possessed an in- sufficient. number of rifles, and she has lost a great many of these during the fighting. Now she is unable to arm her new troops, especially those selected to fight, against Italy. All the arsenals in the I empire have been, emptied, even of their old arms, and the sold iers have been armed with all kinds of guns, and with old lances, scimitars, and knives. Turkey to-day is also short of mines, the Allies having swept them up by the thousand. New ones cannot be manufac- tured owing to the shortage of explosives. I
THE FARMERS GUARANTEE I
THE FARMERS' GUARANTEE I Lord Selborne Gives Reasons For Government Policy. Lord Selborne, Minister of Agriculture, opening at the House of Lords on Thurs- day a series of conferences with farmers wliieh will continue in various parts of the country, "mado the following state- ment. As compared with 1913, there was at present 500,000 more acre-s of wheat under cultivation. an increase of nearly 30 per cent.: there was an increase in cattle of ?S4,QOO—a record- and "in i>iieep of tr)o,wo. In view of those remarkable figures, of the fact that it became borne in upon them that, as the whole struggle in Eastern Europe developed, the call of agric-nltural' labourers to the Ciolours would be very heavy in the coming year, and in view of the difficulties tho farmer would thereby encounter and also of the superabundant harvest of Canada and Australia, the Gov- ernment decided ,that they would not incur the liabiliiv involved by the guar- antee. He knew that would disappoint a grenit many of his agricultural friends and h, was he was quite prepared to meet criticism.
ICOORDINATING MUNITIONS OUTPUT
CO-ORDINATING MUNITIONS OUTPUT Press Bureau. Thursday. 8.10 p.m.— Arrangements have just been made be- tween the Army Council and the Ministry of Munitions for the transfer to the latter of the control of Royal ordnance factories during the period of the war. I
6TH WELSH CASUALTIES
6TH WELSH CASUALTIES. The following members of the lith Welsh are reported to have been %,oiinded: Welsh Regiment, 6th Battalion (T.F.). —Clarke, 1872 ]).: Furze, 2350 G.; Howells, 1992 B.; Lewis, 2085 W. Most of these casualties have already been reported in the Cambria. Daily Leader."
INCREASING FOOD PRODUCTION
INCREASING FOOD PRODUCTION. The report of the Departmental Com- mittee on the increased production of food by Scotland, issued on Thursday, makes the following recommendations, among others, of how this might be accom- plished:— More land under wheat and oats. More calves reared. Larger poultry keeping. Pigs encouraged. Increase of eggs. Unrestricted rabbit-killing. Open deer forests and grouse moors to be used for grazing cattle or sheep. Golf courses and mansion home parks for grazing. Discouragement of artificial rearing of game. No recruiting of skilled agricultural workers.
FRENCH CRISIS AVERTED
FRENCH CRISIS AVERTED OVERWHELMING VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN I THE GOVERNMENT. M. VIVIANI'S CREA T SPEECH By the. overwhelmig majority of 539 votes to 1, the French Chamber on Thurs- day evening adopted what is described M the equivalent of a Vote of confidence in the National Cabinet. A crisis has thus been averted. Certain groups of French politiciantt and. in particular, the Radical-Socialists and the Socialists, have long conducted a cahipaign against M. Millerand, the Mini- ster of War. Matters came to a head during the sitting of the Chamber on August 20, when M. Millerand defended himself vigorously, but failed to silence his opponents, who demanded a secret de- bate upon the management of the War Office. The Cabinet made common cause with M. Millerand in order to oblige the Chamber to take public responsibility for any changes in the Government. It agreed, however, that at the next sitting the Chamber should liieet in secret Com- mittee. In the meantime public opinion lie- eante unfavourable to the plan of a secret sitting in. committee, and on Thursday the Chamber, after a speech from the. Premier. M. Viviani, which was de- scribed as "certainly the finest speech heard in France, and perhaps in the world, since the beginning of the war," rallied to the support of the Government.
A LOBSTER RAFFLEI
A LOBSTER RAFFLE I Six Shillings for Cigarettes. I I Last Wednesday, a correspondent writes us, much amusement was caused at Three Cliffs Bay, when a lobster was caught by Mr. Nenner. It was suggested by Mi66 Ada Griffiths, 5i, Midland-terrace, Swan- sea, and, Miss Anuie Jenkins, of Crynant, that it should be raffled at threepence a head, the proceeds (which amounted to six shillings) to he forwarded to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the front for cigarettes. The winner was Mr. Brown, 43, St. Ilelen^-avenue, Swansea. Our correspondent forwards a postal order for six shillings, which we have used in purchasing cigarettes to forward to the rank and file of the Fusiliers at the front.
INEATH ALDERMANS WILL I
NEATH ALDERMAN'S WILL I Widow Asked to Share Estate Fairly Among Children. i ■ • • .I 1. Mr. Edward Sincock Phillips, of 16a, Osborne-street, Neath, Glamorgan, oil merchant, a former mayor and alderman, of Neath, a prominent local Wesleyan and Temperance advocate, who died on 6th June last, left estate of the gross value of 5:2.231 6s. 4d.. of which the net j,porr-on.alty has been sworn at £i7 14s. lid. Probate of his will, dated 1st July, 1912, has been granted to his widow. Mrs. Ann Phillips, of the. same address, the sole executrix. The testator left all his pro- perty to his wife, stating that he bad every confidence that she would at her death distribute the same in a fair and just manner amongst his children. .+ _u- -_J
BITTEN WHILE HELPING POLICE I
BITTEN WHILE HELPING POLICE. I At Swan?pa Police Court on ""ridav., Adam WH60n. a c?tourcd man, 1'0' charged with b?'ng W?nk and disorderly in High-street, and vith assaulting one Jamea Derracott, who assisted P.C. (88) West wood to take prisoner into custody. Wilson, who was said to have bitten Derracott. on the leg. admitted having been drunk, but denied the assault. On the first charge a line of 10g. was imposed, and for the assault a fine of 10s. was inflicted,
SHOCKING CASE OF NEGLECT I
SHOCKING CASE OF NEGLECT. I Describing it as the worst case they had listened to. the Doneaster magistrates on Friday sent Laura Hughes to prison forl sis months for neglecting and abandoningl her five children. The youngest, a year and eight months old. onlv weighed five pounds when admitted to the Workhouse. It was stated prisoner was the wife of a soldier serving at the front, and was re- ceiving 27s. weekly from the Government and 10s. 6d. woolcly from Bullcroft Col- liery. Drink was the cause of the neglect.
I ARMED WOMEN IN UGANDA I
I ARMED WOMEN IN UGANDA. I Renter's Agency learns that according to official intelligence from Nairobi, East Africa, dated July 20. the enemy's losses I in the fighting at Mbuyuni on July 14. when a reconnoitring force drove back a hostile body 2.000 strong, were severe. On the Uganda Railway, patrol activity ha« been again noticeable in the Voi- Tsavo area. and this may result in an- other attempt on the railway linp. An enemy patrol near Mzirna was dispersed on July 18, all their baggae and &tores I falling into our hands. ,South-weot of the railway, towards J-he frontier, in the Magadi district (south- west of Nairobi) another enemy patrol was accompanied hy armed women. This body was engaged in raiding, and de- manded hut-tax in the region west of Lake Magadi.
I CORPORALS TERRIBLE DEATH I
I CORPORAL'S TERRIBLE DEATH. The death by burning of Corpl. Albert Jollands, aged o4, 2,'lst South Notts Hus- sars, was inquired into by the Norfolk Coroner at. a village near Swaffham on Thursday. The soldier was burnt to death in a hut which he had built for himself in a wood. He was observed to enter the hut on Tuesday night, and shortly afterwards the place was ablaze. It was known that Jollands read the newspaper lying in bed with a candle on his chest. The flames beiat back the men who attempted a rescue. Whfcn the fire was put out a chaplain found some letters addressed to Jollands underneath the charred remains of the body. These were the sole means of iden- tification. Jollands, who formerly lived at Newark, WM well known there as a trainer of steep k»eh a se r ?. A verdict of Accidental death was returned.
BREST-LITOWSK FALLS LONG STAND ENDS RUSSIANS RETIRING EASTWARDS FROM I RIVER NIEMEN. I NO CHANCE IN RICA REGION I I According to the German communique I published below, the fortress of W-est- Litowsk, an immense supply depot, and the real base. of the Russian operations in Poland, has fallen. This has been expected for some time, and it is an- nounced that the Russians effected a successful retirement. Petrograd, Thursday.—To-night's official communique says:— There is no change in the Riga region. To the south-west of Friedrichstadt, in the region of Solioenberg-Radzivichki, dur- ing the 24th and 35th inst., the enemy, reinforced, resumed the offensive, and severe and stubborn fighting ensued. In the direction of Dvinsk, in the region of OnikchtT, on the River Sventa, we drove back the Germans. In fhe direction of Vilna, our troops holding up the enemy during August 24th and 25th on the positions before Efi, are gradually falling back along both banks of the. Vilna. On the middle Niemen and the front between the Upper Bobr and the Pripet. our armies, in conformity with instruc- tions received, are retiring towards the east. The enemy is only pressing our troops in certain directions, having on August 25th concentrated his principal efforts against Bialystok and the roads running eastwards from the Bielsk-Klestcheli front. In other sections of our front there is, in general, no important change. A Fortress Captured. Amsterdam, Thursday.—The German communique says::— Army Group of Marshal von Hinden- burg—Near Bowsk and Hehoenberg and south-east of Kovno lighting is proceed- ing. Before Olita our troops are ap- proaching the enemy advanced positions between Sejney and Meixz. On the Nie- men the enemy has been repulsed. In the wood east of Augustowo part erf the troops of General von Eichorn Jiave ad- vanced eastwards. Furtlver south fighting is proceeding. In the Berzowka sector cur vanguards haver ecahde Bialystok. The army of General Gallwitz has I ejected the enemy from the Orlauka dis- trict north and south-east of Bielsk. The Army Group of Prince Leopold of Bavaria—The severely defeated enemy has fled into the interior of Bialowiecka Forest. South of the forest district and north-west of Camienic Lytovsk the enemy is still resisting. The Army Group of Marshal Von Mackensen—The fortress of Brest-Litowsk has fallen. While the Army Corps of Marshal Von Arz. after fighting in the afternoon, took two forts on the west front, the .Brandenburg reserve of troops stormed the fortifications on the north- west front and entered the inner fortifica- tions during the night. The enemy there- upon surrendered the fortress. Along the entire front of the army group from the Bialowiecka Forest to the marshy ) district of Ilripet, south-east of Brest- Litowsk, the pursuit is vigorously pro- gressing. Reichstag Rejoices. I Amsterdam, Thursday.—A Berlin tele- gram stated that the beginning of to-day's sitting of the Reichstag the President said:— I have just now received the news :that Brest Litowsk has fallen. (Great applause.) We salute our brave soldiers and officers, the Army leaders, and our Allied Austro-Hungarian Army—(stormy I applause on all sides)—who in the last weeks and months have accomplished such almost incredible deeds. Their per- formance is crowned by the fall of Brest Litowsk." (Stormy applause.) 2,000 Guns Against Xovno. Petrograd, Thursday.—It is estimated] that the enemy had 2,000 guns of various calibres at Kovno. ) Evie, where fighting is taking place, is ¡ 20 miles north-west of Vilna, on the Kovno-Vilna Railway. The Germans ara evidently straining every nerve to capture Vilna. before the Russians are firmly established on their new front eastwards of the Niemen The vast Bielevege Forest, consisting chiefly of pines and firs, is destined to figure prominently in the Brest-Litowak operations. It runs nrly 30 miles from north to south. its breadth being between 17 to V u-tiles, It is a famous hunting centre and a bison preserve. Generally it is level, but there is some rolling country while there are marshes in which the Rare and other rivers have their source. The railway runs from Bielsk eastwards to the forest outskirts where it joins the SedlitzBologoe Railway at Gainorka. Prince Leopold of Bavaria is advancing I along the Bielsk-Prujanv post road.
SCOTTISH MINERS WACE ADVANCE I
SCOTTISH MINERS' WACE ADVANCE Sir G-eorge Askwith on Thursday gave his decision for a 61 per cent, advance in wages for the Scottish mine workers.
MORRISTON DOCTORS MOTORI
MORRISTON DOCTOR'S MOTOR. I Dr. Morgan Williams. Morrisbon, was at Aberavon. on Thursday summoned for driving a motor car with the reor lig-ht unlit, and for fail-Jig to proiuv-o. his license. P.C. Greening said that at 12.35 a.m. on the 28th ultimo, he saw def :n«!ant driving a motor
THEWAR I Resume of To-day s Messages. Leader" Office 5.0 p.m. I The. Russian fortress of Brest, Litowsk j has boon captured by the Germans under Mackeneen. The Allied air squadrons have been very busy recently, and have successfully bom%eii a German shell factory, rail- way centres and military camps. The French political crisis has beev, I averted.a vote of confidence in the Government having been passed. A British aviator, Squadron-Commander ¡ Arthur W. Bigsworth, R.N., destroyed a German submarine by dropping bombs upon it. Fhe Greek Chamber, contrary to expecta- tions, adjourned without hearing a statement on the present situation from the new premier, M. Venizelos. It is rumoured that Admiral von In- genohl, Commander of the German Battle Fleet, has been superseded by Admiral von Pohl. The Turks, it is reported, are short, of rifles and mines. A split is said to have occurred in the Turkish Cabinet, the Grand Vizier objecting to Enver Pasha's policy in Armenia.
BOOKS FOR THE TROOPS I r
BOOKS FOR THE TROOPS I r Only Fifty-Six Short of the I 5,000 Mark. I We are to-day able to acknowledge the receipt of 93 more books for the troops, which include 37 from Mr. G. O. Wil-j Hams, AlDlllanford-hi6 second contribu- tion. This brings the Cambria Daily) Leader" grand total up to 4,944, only 56 j short of 5,000. The latest acknowledg- ments are:- Mr. G. O. Williams. Gwynfrvn, Ammanford (2nd con.) 37 Miss Gevelin, 3, Dickslade, Mumbles. 26 Miss Woozley, 56, St. Helen's-rd., periodicals. uLand P." 18 "Anonymous" 12 Received to-day. 93 Already acknowledged .A8.í1 Total 4944
DARDANELLES OPERATIONSI I
DARDANELLES OPERATIONS I ——.—— I Optimism on Lloyd's. I The news received on WWlnesday with regard to piOKress by the A Hies' ?hipa in i .the Dardanelles wa? regarded in London as of great importance. The e?ect tn Lloyd's wa? an immediate drop of 10 per cent. in certain polieæ8. During the afternoon a number of policies were tak«&» out on what is known, as the Dan$s& nelles risk," the wording being:— To pay a loss if the Dardanelles tSl not opened on or before Oct. 31, 1915. The insurance premium for this risk dropped to 30 guineas per cent., a rate which indicated that, in the opinion of underwriters, it is highly probable that within the period named the Allies will have achieved complete success in their Turkish operations. A week ago the. premium for the same risk was 40 guineas per cent. The policies were taken out on behalf of grain merchants and banking concerns who are largely interested in the South Russian grain trade.
ONE GERMAN REACHES PARIS I
ONE GERMAN REACHES PARIS. I Paris. Friday.—The "Matin" says: I Gendarmes have arrested at Demange- ville, in Upper Saone, a German non- commissioned officer of a Saxon artillery regiment, who had escaped from the prisoners' camp at TssoudHn. He has been brought to Paris, and will be sent back to Issoudun.
FROM THE RUSSIAN FRONT I
FROM THE RUSSIAN FRONT. I Genevs, Thursday. — Telegrams from Innsbruck state that during the last two days 12,000 Bavarian and Saxon troops have arrived at Innsfcruck from Munich. The majority are from the Russian front, and they seem depressed at ont being al- lowed to mix with the civil population. Large quantities of warm materials fqr uniforms are arrivng at Innsforuck from Vienna for the winteT campaign.
I BOY SCOUT SAVES A LIFE I
I BOY SCOUT SAVES A LIFE. I While. bathing at Jersey Marino on Thursday evening a little girl named Rosie Romani. ot Mooretown, Skewen, had a narrow escape from drown- ing. She was carried out of her depth by an under-current. Her danger was perceived by Wilfrid Lewis, a Neath Boy Scout, who lives on the Cimla, and he made a plucky and suecesr- ful attempt at rescue. The girls was un- conscious, but plenty of assistance being forthcoming, she was brought round.
THE PIRATES HAUL LAST WEEK I
THE PIRATES' HAUL LAST WEEK I A statement issued by the Press Bureau last night showed that during the seven days ending Wednesday the total arrivals and sailings of oversea steamers of over 800 tons net, of all nationalities, to and from the United Kingdom ports was 1,369. Nineteeii merchant vessels, with a gross tonnage of 76,627, were sunk or captured, this number including the liner Arabic, the tonnage of which was 15,801. During this week also three fishing vessels, with a gross tonnage of 391 tons, j were sunk or captured.
No Appointment Made. Although a deputation of South Wales miners left for London this afternoon, we learn that no appointment, lips been made with Cabinet Ministers. Blaengwynfi Charge. The aocneed statiomnaster was com- mitbed for trial at next Assizes, the eamo bail being allowed. PHCENIX PARK. 2.30 (2.55)—NUPTIAL FLIGHT i. STONE CitASI; J.—Tcn ran. Betting: 10 to 1 Nuptiil Flight, 5 to 1 Stone Chase, 7 to 1 Rt-ronstborpe. 3.0 (3.25)-BLACK CAP and LADY PAL- OTTA dead heat; HOLD ON 3.-Nino ran. Stakes divided. i 1' it* »