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COMPULSION Blll PASSED I i I
COMPULSION B¡lll PASSED A BIG MAJORITY ——— MR. LLOYD CEGRGE DEFENDS i P-iiil0i?LE The division on the Conscription Bill via tak-svn in the House oi Commons on Thursday evening shortly utter eleven, the voting resulting as follows:— For thi- Bill 328 AGain6 3ti Majorit.:I for 292 MR. LLOYD GEORGE. Mr. Lloyd vieorge, suppo-rung the Bill, uud it had behind it a united Cabinet, lie, however, dissociated liiuiseu irom the Cabinet's limitation oi recruiting un- attested men to the number or oniv 200,000, and declared for unlimited enlist- ment. Rather than risk defeat he would summon the wllUle ui the nation's mau- liood to the colours. During the time he was Chancellor of tiie b:(:tleq lIor he consulted i«me of the ablest financiers in this country, and t.hey Lad not the slightest hesitation in ad- vising him that however long the war lasted we should out.stay for years any- thing Germany could do. (Cheers). It was perlpdly true that the Allies, as a whole, bad an overwhelming superiority in men. That was v, ny he was coiiihient c) the issue, but that superiority must be in equipped men. CAUSE OF RUSSIA'S FAILURE. It was no secret that last ;
SWANSEA APPEAL I
SWANSEA APPEAL. I Mr. D. J. Lodwig's Suit Dismisssd. On Friday, the Court of API'W'.aJ con- tinued the hearing of the appeal by David John Ijodwig, from a decision of Mr. Jus- tice Sargant, upholding the testamentary disposition made by his father in favour of the aplicant's wife and children. The testator directed that his property should be fJold and the proceeds invested so as to provide certain annuities and also a weekly sum for Mrs. Katie Lodwig. ot Sketty-road, Swansea, and her infant: children, until the youngest child should attain the ag of 30. Then the capital of the residue was to be divided between Mrs. Lodwig and ber children, and when the last of the annuities should have erased the fund was to be similarly di- vided. Mr. David John Lodwig contended that this bequest wo-s void in remoteness fheir Lordships dismissed the appeal on the ground that the interest of Mrs. T,odwi.g and her children was vested and vas tilerefaiv perfectly good.
HARBOUR FINANCES. A statement of the revenue and 6XJX'11(1! tu of the Swansea Harbour Trunt for 1916 ^d 1915 shows that the rwenne of ibr, tuonths this year wa-s ?77.?1 6s.. a? '? expenditure ?0, t7? M.. vhi)? ??vcnue for the o()rre>-I epon?u? months ?? yœT was ?M.StS 4s 5d. aud the ?p
A vDEATH SENTENGE
A 'v- DEATH SENTENGE. FOUR ívlDHE IRISH REBELS SHOT An Exchange message from Ireland, dated Thursday and dispatched via Holyhead, says:— The following report on the results of the trials of the Sinn i'ciners are a11- nounced:—Convicted and .sentenced to death: Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, Michael O'f lannaliun, and Wm. Pearse. These were shot this morning after the confirmation oi th-c sentences by the General Oflieer Commanding-in-Chief. Fifteen other relx-lo were convicted and sentenced to death, but their sentences were commuted by tlhe General Ofiicer Commawiing-in-Chief to ten years' penal servitude. Another death sentence wa-s commuted to eight years' penal servitude. Another two men were also sentenced to eight years' penal servitude. Tli,, trials arc, HOW PLANS MISCARRIED. "H (Passed by C&nsor.) the rress Association s ^pecAai h..epre- sentative, in a message from Dublin, via Belfast, on Thursday, says:— In the calm t.hi-A has succeeded t he storm of the averted insurrection, one may be permitted a reflection upon the rebel plan of campaign from the special point of view of their military strategy. The first essential was, of course, com- plete secrecy. So far as the offensive operations were concerned, it will, 1 think, be oonoeiled that this was attained—no mean feat in itself, and one involving a ma.sce.rly discrimination in alighting upon the individuals who were to be trust.ed, and thoee who could not be trusted with the detailed knowledge of the projected campaign. The seond vital consideration was a. 1" ea.di;n for simultaneous action on the part of the juany branches
WARNING FROM THE DE AD I
WARNING FROM THE DE AD. I Finding no potatoes in the market on April 30 the women ot Hbeydt (Rhine Provin-ee), nailed a dead cat t, the Burgo- master's door with the inci-ipti-on: vou provide pot a toes for us you will 6hane the fate of this eat."
FREE CHURCH FEDERATION I I
FREE CHURCH FEDERATION. I The spring assembly of the Baptist. ulftion at the Bloomsburv Central Church oft Thursday, by a unanimous vote, ap- pointed a committee of ten to consider the possibilities of Free Church federa- tion and to prepare a scheme.
IRISH APPOINTMENTS I
IRISH APPOINTMENTS. I Mr. l,utu Harcourt i« mentioned as the probable successor to Mr. Birrell. Sir Matthew Nathan, Permanent Under- Seerelary to the Lord-Tjiecteiumt of Ire- land. has resigned. Sir Robert, Chalmers has gone to Dublin to fill the office pro I tem.
BRILLIANT BELGIANS. I Ka»rre, Thursday- General Joffre, in of the King and tt-, Queen of the Belgian,^ reviewed the Behfian troojis to- day. During the mareii past of several rint the- fyaneral expressed his ad- miration of the martial bearing of the mea, ard said they mig-ht 00 Ocinil)ared to the t? troops of the ?U?s. He eoiigrai-1 tu!ated their M&?asti? on the briUiaDt f
I COUNTER-DEMANDS. ] 1 South Wales Miners' CQnlenmcc. WAGE INCREASE CLAIMED, j Our mining corrwponflftnt write. :-A largely-attended meeting of delegates, re- presenting the miners ot South Avale6 and Monmoutivsliire was held on J, Iriday at C!ardifi'. to consider a report of the iOxecij- j tive Council of the Miners^ Federation1 ui-on the pcsi-tio-n and attitude of the j workmen's leaders in regard to a fartlwr deniand for a general increase in wages' throughout the coalfield, and to deal with the new Compulsory Miiitary r v i t,,e, Bill. Mr. James Winstone presided. It will be remembered that at a meeting of the Council, held on Monday, it wa-i decided to apply to the coalowuers for an increase of 15 per cant, in the wage rate, The situation is complicated by the counter-demand of the coalowne-rs for a reduction of 71 per cent, in the wage- rate. The Right Hon. William Abraham, M.P., delivered an important speech on th Military Service Bill, which the Chairman, Mr. James Winstone, also re- viewed at length. THE 15 PER CENT. DEMAND. The question of the report upon the application for a 15 per cent. advance was brought up by Mr. T. Richards, M.P. (general secretary), who gave a detailed report of what transferred at the Council. Ilip said the Council had decided to send i with the demand a letter informing the coajowners that the Council consider the present method of arriving at decisions for the regulation of the general wage rate. unsatisfactory, and ask that steps be taken to secure a settlement of the equiva- lent selling prices of the minimum wages under the agreement. Pending this, all applications for advances shall have refer- ence only to the present increase in the selling price, without any committal of the Council to the acceptance of the posi- tion created bv previous decisions since the 11)15 agreement, and therefore that the application for an advance of 15 per cent. he made with this proviso.—The re- commendation and report: were accepted, and the application will go before the Conciliation Board on the 11th int. THE MILITARY SERVICE BILL. On the compulsory service question the decision of the last conference was re- affirmed. This was to oppose compulsory service, demanding the repeal of the Act then passed, and to take steps to gcL this attitude adoptsd as the national policy, of mrner", awl other trade unionists, also that in the event of the Government proceeding with an extension of the Act— such its y A(:L--tl,iaf- a coalfield conference be called to consider the matter. The conference was of a more conc ilia- tory character than had been expected, the decision to ask the ccalowners to met them to get the equivalent fixed being not so drastic as the previous decision to in- j sist ttpon Sir David Dale's award. The military service decision to make the question a national one. and not a separate one for the coalfield is also satisfactory.
GERMAN REPLY. Concessions Made to America. Washington, Friday.—A message from Berlin states that the German reply to the American Note was transmitted by wireless this morning. I Although it makes concessions, it stands absolutely determined that armed merchantmen shall be treated as cruisers by submarines. It is courteous, firtn in tone, and reiterates former pledges as to the safety of American passengers. It also admits the attack on the Sussex, hut says such a thing shall not occur again. It rcvivrs once more to the British blockade, and tiie various American pro- tests to England, which, it is alleged, I remain unanswered.—Exchange. SETTLEMENT EFFECTED. -1 Copenhagen, ue nernng- ske Tidende" lizi, just received the fol- lowing from Berlin:— The reply to the American ;.()ote was delivered to Mr. Gerard, the American Ambassador, at 5 p.m. to-day. ]n antici- pation of a friendly settlement, the Bour.-? ? closed very firui. If is expected that Herr Von Bethmann HoIhveK will make a staler N-<)ii 13etl)iiiinii will Tna?-e a stkilt?-
CINEMAS AND CRSME I
CINEMAS AND CRSME. Official rwiK>rtf- received from provincial to-wns show a. considerable inorei-ee in juv?nll? offences during the past .r. It ip peneraily be.U'e??f," eaid Mj. H4Nr- bert, amuel. e. question in th-a of Commons on Tliurwiav, that. one of the cause* is the character cf some of the films shown at cinematograph theatres, 'j The. subject is receiving: close attention."
PRINCE I N EGYPT I
PRINCE I N EGYPT. Cairo, Aprii 21.—The Prince of Watas, who has been the guest of Sir Reginald Wingate during his stay in the Soudan, had a trip on the banks of the White Nile, going up to the tree known as Gordon's tree, in company of Sir Reginald and Lady Wingate and about thirty notabilities and high officials. The following day 11}f1 I'rince embarked on the Ca.iro with the Governor-General and his parly for the i-toenp of the great battle of Omdiirman, which ensured the re-establishment of Anglo Egyptian in the Soudan. The Prince was also entertained at a grand fete at the Palax>e Garden. j
i THE PENNY POSTAGE
= THE PENNY POSTAGE.* Paris (received Thursday).—Penny post- age between England and Frank", was one of the measures di«;u»sed by tho Inter- parliamentary Economic, Conference last week, and, in principle, it obtained unanimous approval- M. Bouctot, the French Deputy, who read a paper on the sebjeet, explain*, how- ever, that there is eoinc cpposition to the project, chiefly for finalicial reasons. The immediate adoption of Penny Postage, ao- oording to exly?rt WOIIID mean a loss of ¡he million francs (£l20,OOm to the French Treasury. But the figures in connection with all previous reductions in postal rates go to show that the loss would not be an anuiMd to?, but that t? development of o?rTM?o-nd eDc? ?o? M alone suflrce. in a short time, to fill the h?o mad? ? &BKt Ü\ the Bg2t. The British Po?m.?tff-Ck'npT-a.l. tbe French f'hambor of Commerce in loncicii, and 40 F rom ch Chambers of Commerce are unrw»ervedly fa-T
IiOnlE HOMME SAFEII n 10 II I L u
iOnlE HOMME SAFE n. 10 II .I' L u. —— "—- FRENCH DmVE CERfMllS FRQil | VifAL POiNfS ParM, Friday.—The semi-official state- mont issued last night said Confirmation has been received that the French success yesterday on the left bunk j of the Me use is more important than v- us at JirsL thought. Our troops have still further extended and st rejig then ed their gains to the north-west of Mort Homme. This position, henceforth famous, 1.s formed, as will be remembered, hy twc small hills, Hill 2!)- t,ou which the, Ger- mans have never set foot), and Hill 2«5 (where they have succeeded in installing j themselves). By our advance, the latter summit has been cleared of Germans, who allege they repubed our attack ye C cll-(Iav, but have none the leri been thrown back from the line which they occupied in the first fortnight of March, losing in one stroke the difficult gains of two months of repeated and sanguinary results. The enmny, surprised by* the suddenness of our attack, suffered considerable losses, which were chiefly our artillery pre- paration, which was especially terrible. 'I'o d a.i communique (itt-s as an ex- ample of the.se losses the case of a part; of the line* attached which had no living defenders remaining to defend the pœi- lions, and a ?r?at numbpr of killed, which explains the small number of prisonpr?j taken by (he attackers. The operation was not only brilliantly executed, but cleverly prepared, and the successful con- clusion does honour to the bravery of the soldiers-as to the skill of the comman-j ders. To-day the .enemy attempted a counter- attack against the position* on Mort Homme recently recaptured by us. The attack seems to hav lacked conviction, and our curcain-lir. sufficed to check it, and it led to nothing finally, except that some battalions were uselessly sacrificed. The French Army is clearly maintaining the ascendancy before Verdun, and our repeated successes give grounds for the most optimistic hoive, for the day when we
I I THE LAST MESSAGE
THE LAST MESSAGE. Kitchener's Tribute to Towrishesid. Tn the House of Lords on Thursday. Eml Kitchener paid a warm tribute to the de- tenders of Kut, who, he said, would in their honourable captivity have the, satis-, taction of knowing that they did all that was humanly possible io resist to the last, and that their surrender reflected no dis- credit on themselves or on the record of the British aud Indian armies. He added that no praise would seem extravagant for the troops under Sir Percy Lake and Sir George Gorringe, whose failure to reap the fruit of their courage a.nd devot ion was solely due. io the r.dreise elements. FORTUNE OF WAR. Lord Kitchener read the last message sent bv General Townshend from Kut, as l'ollo v. s: —- We are pleased to know thai we have done our duty, and recognise that our situation is one of the fortunes of war. We thank you and General Gorrinye and all ranks of the Tigris Force for the great pffor1.rOll have made to save us. Lord Gretitell expressed the opinion t-hat the Army and the country would look back with great admiration on the defence of Kut.
SUNK IN THE ATLANTICI I
SUNK IN THE ATLANTIC. It. was officially announced on Thursday that the French fishing schooner Berna- dette was sunk in the Atlantic by an enemy submarine on May 1, 150 miles from the nearest land. The crew of ,'M oscai>cd in boats, of whom tiglit have been picked up, leaving 26 still adrift.
LOCAL PAINTERS DISPUTE
LOCAL PAINTERS' DISPUTE. Though the master painters of Swansea, together with the builders, have agreed t,o grant, an increase in wagps to the men ot a penny per hour, there is still exist- ing among the painters' men a dispute over the question ot overtime. At their meeting on Thursday night they discussed the matter, and appointed a deputation to wait upon the masters.
THE NEW METHOD
THE NEW METHOD. A new method has l>eofi adopted in the j preparation of the Army ca.suaity ii ts. After e;tch man's name appears the hnm-e of his next-of-kin, or, wlwre that is not known, the place where tit,, iiiail enlisted, i Frionds of soldiers will find the new plan a valuable help in identifying a man. The lusts now do not indicate the batta- lion to' which a man belongs. Only the regiment is stated.
SIR ROGER CASEMENT
SIR ROGER CASEMENT. There is no likelihood of the adoption of any novel procedure for the tria.1 of Sir Roper Casement, the Papers Association understands. He will in line COUUKC be oha.i-ped under the ordijia-ry lo,w with high treason. The prisoner was arrested in iivlaalcl bf, Sore tjie proclamation of ma.rt iaJ tew, end thoug-ii he is at, present held under the powers of the Defence of the R^aJm Act-, | charged under that Statute would relate only to matters within the United King- dom. and would riot embrace the conduct of Sir &)gc,r Casement in Germany. Important, evidence is new being- oaI- 1-ected, and pjx>oeediXLgis wiU (shortly be initiated, the first otep being a charge be- fore a police magistrate.
DEPRESSION IN BULGARIA
DEPRESSION IN BULGARIA. Athens, Wednesday (received Friday).— According to advices from Salonika, de- eertio?ns from the Bulgarian Army, which had ceased, have again resumed in in- creain.g numbers. Reliable information comes from Sofia pointing to the existence of great depres- sion among the public owing to the pro- longation of the war, though the Bul- garian authorities affect to believe in tiie ultimate victory of the Germans at Ver- dun. It is further ascertained that the rcla- I tions between Turkey and Bulgaria are not satisfactory. The surrender of the British force at Kut has t>een exaggerated and exploited to the utmost by the governing body in Turkey who, it is anticipated, wiH be- come more conceited than ever and, con- eequantly, less inclined to improve rela- I tio as with n-eikhbo-arint states.
THREE EfPELIHS i I L 1U r t I
￼ THREE EfPELIHS i I L 1U r t .$ BRITISH CRUISERS BRING DOWN DliifCiBLE Press Bureau. Friday. 12.30 p.m.—The Secretary of tiie Admiralty makes the following announcement:— A Zeppelin was destroyed yesterday 'by one of our light cruiser squadrons off the ■Schle>swig coast. ANOTHER AT SALONIKA. A Zeppelin raid on Salonika took place early this morning. The airship heavily fired on, and is reported to have been destroyed.—Press A<-s
MINING AT HOOGE I
MINING AT HOOGE. Renewed Activity on British Front. Press Bureau, Thursday, 11.12 p.m.— The following telegraphic dispatch has been recei ved General Headquarters. France. May fth, 10 p.m. Last night there was again activity in different, parts of the front. Artillery on both sides was active about Mariecourt. Near Mouchy the enemy, after a henvy bombardment, raided our trenches and caused seme casualties. At Xeuviile the enemy blew up two mines ineffectually: At the Double Trashier we followed a mine explosion bv a small rilid, which was successful. HOSb.lP (nv.nn t s were boiab?d and some f?sualne-; inSieted Ab'otit Hooge we sprang a mine ?vMch damaged the enemy 's underground work- ings. There was considerable bombardment on both sides in this sector. To-day there is no incident to report beyond artillery activity, which has been most marked opposite A ngres, about llooge and Pillrem. At the latter place the British and French artillery co-oper- ated with good effect.
CHEERIEST MAN IN LONDON I
(CHEERIEST MAN IN LONDON having undergone thirty-five opera- tions in the past year and awaitirig an- other in the near future, a wounded soldier in Charine Cross Hospital has nevertheless earned the reputation among the hospital tttaif of being the cheeriest man in London.
I SON OF A DUKE I I
SON OF A DUKE. Lrieut. Commander Lord -AIaeWir Gra- ham, E.N., yoongecft eon of the Duke and Duchess of Mon1.. was married on Thursday at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, to Laxly Meriel Bathurst, only daughter of the Earl and Couutess Bath mat. The ceremony was quite in pre-war style, with bridesmaids and pages, wedding favours, and a, wedding march composed, for the occasion.
CRUISERS CAPTURE I i
CRUISER'S CAPTURE. A Lloyd's telegram from Teneriffe states that the German steamer Telde drifted seaward s during the north- westerly gale of Tuesday. During the night a cruiser arrived and captured the German vessel, which was towed north- wards. The Telde, a steamer of 2,073 tons, has been sheltering at Tenerijie sinc-e the beginning of the war.
GIRL MUNITION WORKERS I I
GIRL MUNITION WORKERS. Sir William Beardmore, speaking at the annual meeting, in London, of the Iron and Steel Institute on Thursday, said in a projectile factory, girlt- in all cases produced more than double the production of thoroughly trained -mechanics—mem- bers of the trade unions—working the same machines under the same conditions.
SWANSEA LADYS NEPHEW
￼ SWANSEA LADY'S NEPHEW. Lieutenant Pierre Got, ot the French j Army, who is to receive the Croix de i Guerre, is a nephew, of Mrs. Maclnernv. of Swansea. He lias been in the war since the start, took part in the fighting round Verdun, was captured by the Germans, and has esscaped. lie has now )-(,T,, .speci- ally mentioned in the orders of the day, for conspicuous bravery. t
I AFFRONT TO WALES J
AFFRONT TO WALES. • The Anglesey t ounly < ouncil on Thurs- day parsed a .soiut;q ot disapproval of the reported intention of the Army Coun- cil to remove Bri^adisa--< k-i.-era! (»w. n Thomas from the control of the We,h Army. [t was declared that any departure from the promise of the authorities that the Welsh Army should be officered by Welsh- i men would be an affront to the Welsh ■ nation, and seriously militate against quick and efficient training. j I/orcl Boston, who stiiiported the resoly- tion, declared that the work which General Owen Thomas had accomplished for the Welsh Army rendered his removal an affront to the sentiments of Wades.
OBVIOUS ILLEGALITY. In reply to a question by Mr. Cathcart Wason in tine House of Commons on Thursday. Sir Edward Grey said that ille Belgian Government had received notice that Germany waf; attempting to compel all Belgians who had resided in Germany for more than three years to enrol in tie German army To justify this action they relied on an old provision of the Bdg-ian Constitution, which for many ye-ars had been annulled. This was to the effect tha.t Belgian nationality was lost by continuous resi- dence for three years outside Belgium. Few Belgians would t)e affected by this action. the illegality of which was odious. The Belgian Government was fating sue& action as n-as proper and -"ossible.
1MYS WR RESUrEI I e I
1?-MYS W?R RESUr.;EI I -e- I "Leader' Office- 4.50 pJH. i Two more Zeppelins, in addition to the l L20, have been destroyed, one by British cruisers off the coast of ,c and the other off Salonika. I Four Irish rebels were shot this morn- ing, and a number of others sent to JK-nal servitude for varying terms. TLf Compulsion Bill patted its second reading in Parliament on Thursday. The French have made important gains b"tor? Verdun, re-taking Hill ?5 from the Germans, and thus rendering Morte Homme safe. The German reply to America's sub- marine Note has been received. Conces- sions regarding American passengers are made, but the right to sink arm-ei merchantmen is not waived.
WAYS NEWS IN BRIEFI I
WAYS NEWS IN BRIEFI I Miss Maud Allen, the famous dancer. has just returned to London after a two aud a half years' tour of the world. Melbourne, Friday.—Meetings are being held in different centres every night in favour of Conscription. Mr. Hughes will be made a Bencher of Gray's Inn next Thursday. He has been called to the Bar in Australia. Mr. Lloyd George has arranged to leave London to-day for Wales, where he will address his constituents to-morrow. A British airman who descended in Dutch territory near Shus on Thursday, has been interned. The death if. announced of Mr. John Murray. Premier of Victoria between 1909 and 1912. Cardiff grave-d iggers have given an ulti- niatiiiii to the Corporation following their I demand for increased wages. Their resig- nations havo been accepted. Refusing exemption to a bread deliverer, the Abercarn Tribunal expressed the opinion the time had arrived when people should fetch their own bread. German aeroplanes attempting to cross the allied lines in Macedonia have been driven off on each occasion by French airmen. A concert was arranged and carried out by the 18th Swansea (.St. Stephen's) Troop I of B.-P. Scouts on Thursday last at the St. Stephen's Church Hall, in aid of Troop funds. The London Gazette on Thursday night contained the following:—Monmouth Rcgt.—Maj. (temp. Lt.-( \\1.) J. C. Jenkins relinquishes temp, rank of Lt.-Col. on alteration in posting (Feb. 18). Mr. B. A. Lewis, Morfa House, Carmar- then, has had a picture accepted at the i Royal Academy, and Mr. L. J. Heard, formerly of Tenby and Laugharne, has also one hung. A Dutch youth working on a German farm stales that for the last foul" wee ks II he tasted no butter or fat of any kind, hut saw people eat slugs, while dog and cat flesh was regarded as a titbit. Paris, Thursday.—Mr. Runciman, Pre- sident of the Board of Trade, with two officials of his Department, arrived here to-day. He i6 going to discuss the coal freight question with various persons. Mr. Runciman is at present in Paris, paving the way for the Economic Con- lerenee of the Allies. According to present arrangements, the Conference will begin on June 5th. I After reporting on April 9 the capture of Vaux fort, the German Genera l Staff now admits that its troops never pene- trated beyond the slopes dominated by the fort. Melbourne, Friday.—During the dis- cussion by the Chamber of Commerce as to how to remove German trade influence, a member suggested the creation of an Australian Board of Trade. A cinerary urn found some years ago in a tumulus in Llandy.^ilio parish has been handed by the finder, Mr. Thomas Evans, Rhos Inn, Efailwen, to the Car- marthenshire Antiquarian Society. It is a rehc of the Bronze Age. A verdict of Death from injuries accidentally received whilst working at the Mardv Colliery, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen." was returned at an inquest held by the I Dejiuty County Coroner (Mr. R. W. Beor) at Gwan-cae-Gurwen on Thursday, upon the body of John Evans, a collier. The Rev. Melville Phillips. Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, son of the Rev. John Phillips, ( arm art hen-road Congre- gational Church, .Swansea, has accepted a unanimous call to the pastorale of the Penirechwyth Congregational Church, and will commence his duties on July --I-iid. Madrid. Thursday.—The Minister Marine JIa. continued the capture by a British warship of the German ship Telde, • which .had been interned at Teneriffe j • after anchoring inside the hay. The Telde, in a t-torm. was blown outside territorial waters, and was captured. The resumed arbitration re the Copper Pit dispute took place at the Hotel Met- ropole on Friday. Amongst those present were Mr. H. D. Wale. Mr. John Wiliiams, M.P.. and Mr. J. Evans, check- weigher. The chief matter (-on. i,ier-pti was the agreement, regulating th era- plovers and workmen. A lengthy discus- sion ensued, and the arbitration was i. adjourned. h On the instructions of tl)e a-(iTiii-,ii,,tra- tors of the late Mr. Dan Phillips. Mr. A. B Davies offered for sale on Friday the leasehold dwelling-house, No. 90. Haw- thorn-avenue. Uplands, Swansea The property, which is held by way of Tinder- lease for 09 years, from September 25tli, 190ti, at the yearly ground rent of £ 3 lis. 3d., was withdrawn at C375. There was a fairly large audience at the Public Hall, Poutardawe, on Thursday I night, when a patriotic recital was given by Miss M. J. Francis (Llaethferch), Vnis- nieudw, who has won 375 first prizes as an elocutionist. The recital was in aid of the Blind Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund, and Mr. F. R. Phillips. J.P., presided. Miss Francis, Miss Biodwen Lloyd, and Mr. T. J. Lloyd contributed.
I A COSTLY ALTERATION I
— A COSTLY ALTERATION. Daniel Poison, junior, editor of tho j Newoastle I Unstated ChronkJe," was fined C75 at Newcastle on Thursday for in- fring-fng- the Defenco <;i tho Realm Act by publishing- information regaruicg an air raid calculated to be useful to the enemy It -was grtated that a certain rieport was snbrnri.ted to the Pi*ees Bureau, who re- turned it with na-mes of Pleoca deleted. One name, however, was insen-ted and pub- lished. The defending solicitor contended that the najoe "M not deLrberateiy in- JI fverted.
I FRENCH OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE. The following French communique was issued in Paris on Friday, attxroooft and ii*uf*d through the I'rcb& Bareaa. To the south oi the Somme a surprise attack attempted by the orteiuy in the region of Catty completely failed- To the west of the Mcusc. alter a bombard- (.1 extreme violence, thft Germans la urn. bed, at the close ot the day. a i) g a -K* on our position on "EHI K-Mitsod on tlw front yenwaDy, the enemy obtained a looting in parts of our front trenchos. To the cat-t the- M'-vise and in the there. was iutenuittent actinif-v by the artil- lery. on tiie roft d t h) frorrt. ot f!ao re6t, PAANY RECRUITS SECURED. At rhe. Swansea DiM-:ic+ T-riqunal day, Major J1 informed enr repre- eenta-tirc at the concltiiiort of th6 Court that a i-ory gi»o<] proportion of recruits ior immediate sen ic** had secured at to-day'« and Wednesday's feittings. IN MESOPOTAMTA. Fresg Bureau, F/iday-Thd Swrctarr of t.he War Oflfrco aaakea the roikrwins General Lal-R rcpcrtd on May 3 that the military sitruatiot is \ui•hanged. Tne first batch of tha side and mounded from Kut it. reported by the Porte's o.^mrcander to hare arrived. SPORTING. Be'tms 10 W Cripsr Girl f C'SAVtS 1, XWlAT 2, CEI3ISOJ7 SQTTAAE S.—16 ftn, Befin.?-. 6 to 1 Owne 'Grwrtm. MUNITION COURT. At the South-Wfts-t Walee Ifunitiojus Court to-dar, an old E-Oldi-Or, WIVO re- enlisted whon war broke out but vros discharged on medical un fonght; a. certificate to go to his old em- ployment.—Case adjotrrned fur » ook. A man who left work in hit; wjyployfr'e time aud rei-arned tbe. wore*? fcy drink, was fined £1. SWANSEA SOLDIER KILLED, Ftc. H. Ferry, of a Welsh Battalion, ha& been kined. Hit relataras live at :1, WiIldmiU-. KUver, Snaniea.
THE PREMIERS ASSURANCE
THE PREMIERS ASSURANCE 1 am in a position to say that we are convinced that the relief food reaches tie Belgians and the French, and reachee them only. Thitt reafsru-ring: etatcmefit was made by the Prime Minister when moving- the adop- t,ion of tberepapt, )f,tdie NationeJ Ocmmi4- tee foT Relief in Belgium at 1-he fiwt annual meeting, heud at the Mansion Bout* an Tiicirsdiay.
THE AUSTRIAN FLEET
THE AUSTRIAN FLEET. Bucharest, May 3 —A larpe portion of the Austrian War Fleet on the liaoube was transported to B'twtchuk, where there are new tiiree moó. with heavy runs and several vedefctee, all displaying the Auptro-Hu-nga-rie,n flap. No mischance h-ais befaJien GeneraJ KeLter. who oontinnee in oomma.nd of the Ifcuflaian troops on the Bnkowina. front.
TRADING WITH THE ENEMY
TRADING WITH THE ENEMY. Cairo. May 3.—The most important prosecution on a charge of trading with the enemy that has yet taken place in Egypt has just been dealt with. The firm of Schneider and Rothacker, which has been long established here, has been sentenced to pay a fine of £ 5,000 for trad- ing in coffee with the enemy. One of the members of the firm, who is now in Switzerland, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.—Renter.
COURTED DEATH IN VAIN
COURTED DEATH IN VAIN. Amsterdam, Hay 4.—Berlin papens report that Count voa Scblieffen, a captain in iho White Otura £ 6i £ tta. acd hie intended bridn, Olaire Haecker, a prime. doTtna, sihot at one emofoer with pistols, neither desiring to live iooger oil account of the refusal of the count's parents to consent to their marriage. Ooxmi and Lady, bavins agreed to each ptEBch»aed a revoiTer. Ha>Ting left a letter to their fojailka expres»ing Ch«ip joint wish to be buried together, they fired Bimuitanecmsly at a. few yaj-ds' distanoe. Xeither was killed but the woman was hit in the cheek, and the wan in the foae- head. Both are expected to recover but the officer remains bt&mtod. —Sxebans^.