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THE SOMME BATTLE
THE SOMME BATTLE. ———— ——————————— ) Appreciable French Progress I SEE-SAW STRUGGLES FOR THE WOODS. a TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. The following telegraphic dispatch da-ted 1.54 p.m., was received from British General Headquarters:— The battle continues without inter- mission between Leitzy Redoubt on the west, and Delville Wood on the east. North of the Bazentin-Longueval line the British advance has been pushed as far as the Bois de Fourneaux, from which we drove the enemy. During the night the enemy coun- ter-attacked after an intense bom- bardment with gass shells, and succeeded in effecting an entry in the north of the wood, but failed to dislodge our troops from the southern half. Elsewhere there is no change in the situation. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. The French official communique, issued by the Press Bureau this af- ternoon, says:— Jo the south of the Somme the enemy launched yesterday, at the close of the da,y a counter-attack on our new positions to the south of Soyecomb. The battalion wh ch led the assault, caught under our curtain and machine-gun lire, turned back in disorder and sus- tained very heavy losses. The night was calm on both sides of the Somme. In the region of Chaulnes a strong enemy detachment which at- tempted to reach our lines to the south of Mancourt was repulsed with the bayonet. Between Soissorift and Rheims our reconnaissances penetrated under cover of mine explosives into the enemy trenches at Vendresses, which they cleared out, with gren- ades. On the Verdon front there was great activity by the artillery on both sides in the sector of Cha.ttan- court and Fleury. In the Vosges, an attempted attack following upon violent bombard- ment against our position to the north of Bissenbach, was unsuc- cessful. Daring the day of 20th July and night of 20th-21st, our air squad- rons bombarded several important positions on the enemy front, the railway stations of Conflans, Mars, La Tours, Longwyoil, and Brieul- les, and on the Ham junction. Numerous projectiles of various calibres were thrown. The open towns of Baccarat and Longueville having been bom- barded again on the 17th, 18th and 19th July by enemy aero- planes (which caused only mate- rial damage), due note has been taken of this for future reprisals. ———— .-a- There is again excellent news from the iomme battle area. The British have advanced for about 1,000 yards north of the line Bazentin-Longueval. Fighting still continues north of the latter village and in Delville Wood. The German re- port is very lame regarding these opera- tions. It states that the British again entered Longueval." was driven out, but continues to hold a portion of the village Another passage in the German news'deah with British attacks north and west of Fromelles. The assailants were repulsed —and also ejected from the trenches pene- I trated. The French news deals with a new and important advance. South of the Somme the whole of the first Gorman position from Efitrees to Veramnd-Ovillers is in French hands. During yesterday's fight- ing our Ally took 2,900 prisoners, three cannon, and 30 machine-guns. Important gains are also recorded in the Fleury sector of the Verdun region, where 300 prisoners were taken, and near Thiau- niont Work. BRITISH OFFICIAL. I Thursday, 10.55 p.m.—North of the Bazentin-Longueval line our troops have advanced for about 1,000 yards in the face of stubborn opposition. Heavy fighting still continues in the, northern outskirts 01 Longueval Village and in Delville Wood. On the remainder of the main battle front there is no change in the situation. Yesterday our aeroplanes carried out successful bombing enterprises by day and night. Many tons of explosives were dropped with marked success on railway centres, enemy aerodromes, and other im- portant points. One hostile aeroplane was destroyed and several others were forced to the ground in a damaged condition. I Since the 16th inst. four of our machines have failed to return to our lines. FRENCH OFFICIAL. I Paris. Thursday, 11 p.m.—North of the Somme we are consolidating the positions captured by us this morning.. South of the Somme we enlarged our front of attack during the afternoon, and entirely captured the first German posi- tion from Estreos to the heights of Ver- tuandovillers. During the fightiifg to-day we captured on either side of the river about 2,900 prisoners, including 30 officers, also three cannon and about 30 machine-guns. Con- siderable material clso fell into our hands. On the right bank of the Meuse we con- tinued to progress with grenades to the west of Thiaumont work. The total number of prisoners taken by us this morning in the Fleury sector is 3
CAPTURED AND RELEASED I
CAPTURED AND RELEASED. Stockholm. Thursday.—It is under-! stood that the steamer Adams, before re- j pot tod captured, has now beex, released I by \3te. Germans, l
THE DEAD DOCTOR
THE DEAD DOCTOR SUSPECT BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES I PROLONGED CHASE ENDS IN AN EXCITING CAPTURE LLANDOVERY CUAkDIANS' REFERENCES There was great excitement: at Llandilo on Friday when David Da vies, of Blaen- rhysglog Farm, in the parish of Caio, Car- marthenshire, was brought up charged with the wilful murder of Dr. David Thomas Glyn Jones, Llansawel, about noon on Saturday last. When the accused was brought into Llandilo late on Thursday night, there was a larg8 crowd at the Police Station awaiting him. He seemed to be worn out as a result of his flight and the chase j after him, and his clothes were much torn. He pulled his cap over his face and lifted the collar of his coat. When he appeared in court on Friday morning, before Mr. Thomas Roberts, of Llandovery, it was noticed he had on an- other suit of clothes, the police having in the meantime sent to his home for a change of attire. Deputy Chief Constable Evans, of Llan- dilo, who had charge of the case, said Davies was only arrested late of Thursday evening, and consequently he was not ready to proceed with the case that day. In addition, the police had to communi-i cale with the Director of Public Prosecu- tions, and take his instructions as to the course to be adopted. The only evidence that day would be of the art-e-st. Taking everything into consideration, and the condition of the prisoner, lie thought the interest of everybody would be served if aocused were remanded till Saturday week, July 29th. STRUGGLE WITH A POLICEMAN. P.C. J. Thomas, stationed at Llanwrda, one of the police who took part in the search for the accused, said he followed the pursuit in the company of P.C. Thomas, Ammanford, and they effected Davies's arrest between Tregan Woods and the boundaries of Radnorshire, in the parish of Llanwrtlrwl, in the county of Brecon. Witness charged him with liav-j ing, on the 15th July, in the parish of Caio ferioniousJy, wilfully, and of malice afore- thought, killing and murdering one David Thomas Glynn Jones Deputy Chief Constable; And he made a certain reply? Wlilies Yes, sir. Deputy Chief Constable: We will not go into that to-day. You effected his arrest, and there was a struggle Witness: Yes. Deputy Chief Constable: The details will come out again. 1 now ask for a re- mand. In reply to the magistrates' clerk, pris- oner ?a?d he had no question to ask. The Magistrate (to prisoner) You will j be remanded in custody until to-morrow j week, to be tried here at Llandilo. GUARDIANS' SYMPATHY. At Friday's meeting of the Llandovery Board of Guardians Mr. D., Davies, of Rhyblid, proposed a vote of condolence with the widow and family of the late Dr. Glyn Jones. They all regretted to hear of the doctor's Bad fate, and sym- pathised with the family in the great 1-pss I of such a. good man. The vok was carried in silence. A REMARKABLE DISCUSSION. Mr, W. Thomas, one of the members for Caio, asked the relieving officer what was the Dledi of procedure regarding any advie-e he received of persons likely to be insane or mentally affected. The Relieving Oil leer replied that he always made inquiries into cases brought to his notice. In a certain caee he informed the DrputyChif Constable on the 13th inst. about this person. The Deputy Chief Constable said he would get first hand evidence from Dr. Rowlands, Lam- peter. and he would let him know the result. The Relieving Officer explained that he was waiting to hear further, as promised. Mr. P. Thomas: In all cases of this kind you always confer with the doctor on tho first opportunity, and in this case you were awaiting further medical informa- tion, through the Deputy Chief Con- stable, from Dr. Richards, Lampeter? The Relieving Officer replied in the affirmati ve. Mr. Rowland Thomas: Then it is quite clear that our officials are exonerated from all blame.—The other members all con- curred in this. Another phase in the West Wales drama was reached on Thursday by the arrest of David Davies, the Caio farmer's son, who is suspected of the murder of Dr. Glyn Jones, of Llansawel. while on ai professional visit to hie late father at Elaenrsysglog Farm, Carmarthenshire. Davies had eluded his pursuers for five days, but his capture was brought about in a dramatic manner on Thursday even- ing after an exciting chase, in which the police were joined by neighbouring! farmers and aided by bloodhounds, j Brought to book at length near Rhayader,! the fugitive made a desperate struggle before being overcome by the two county i constable who effected his arrest. FUNERAL OF DR. JONES. All Llansawel was in mourning in the afternoon, when the remains of the lai-ei Dr. Glyn Jones were laid to rest. It was a most mournful assembly. Among those present were General Sir James Hills- Johnes, Messrs. H. Meuric Lloyd, J.P., Delfryn; J. M. Davies, J.P., Ffroodvale; Miss Methuen, Llystroyddyn; Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Thomas, Llan.vbyther; Coun- cillor Davies. Feathers Hotel, Aberayron: Dr. Morgan, Aberflman; Mr. Gomer Dayie;, Mountain Ash; Mr. R. R. Davies, M.E.; Dr. Arthur Jones, Mountain Ash Mr. J. Leith Thomas. Swansea; Dr. Thomas, Cwinaman; Dr. and Mrs. Jones, Llanybyther; Dr. Owen. Cwmllynfell; and Mr. Griffiths. Llandilo. The chief mourners were Mrs. Jones (widow), Mr. and Mrs. Cynllo Davies, Machynlleth; Mr. Wm. Davies, Barnes, Mr and Mrs. Jcnkin Bouse, Cowhridge: Mr. E. Evans, Tondu; Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Cymmer; Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Rees, Ystrad; Mrs- Lees, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Neath: and j Mr. Evans Davies, Narherth. The c.fhn was covered with wreaths, and was born* to the grave by a detachment of the Aber- aman Ambulance Brigade, in charge of I Superintendent Morris and First t ffir Granger, of which Dr. Jorte's. was the originator. The Revs. D. B. Richards, A. E. Williams, and J. G. Rees, Abergorlech, ctfhciatecl at the house, and the Griffith Jones, J. II. Davies, R. 1). lewis, E. Jenkins at the daurch aaid grave-jj sidft. j[
ON RUSSIAN FRONT
ON RUSSIAN FRONT FLOODS HINDER OPERATIONS IN THE DHEISTER REGION ENEMY BOMB HOSPITAL Berne, Thursday (received Fri- day).—According to telegrams from Budapest, the Hungarian papers admit that General Kaledin's army, in overpowering force, west of the Ugrinov front, ha.s driven the Aus- trian line back while General Stcher- batcheff's army has also made a series of vehement attacks on the Strypa front north-east from Bur- kanoff, and east of Kosloff -Press Association War Special. There is :lt1. yW from the Russian front, the most sinking and deplorable feature being he bombardment by enemy aircraft of a Russian field hospital. Three doctors and ten patients were killed and 28 persons wounded. The Dneister floods continue. RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. l'hursday.On Tuesday enemy aero- planes carried out a raid on the stations of Zamirie, north-east of Ba ra.no vite-hi, and threw 28 bombs on a field hospital, killing three and wounding five men of the medical staff, and killing ten and wounding 23 soldiers who were under treatment. In the region of the Stokhod the enemy attempted to take the offensive near the v illages of egly and Arsonovitchi. but met with no success. We checked the advance of the enemy in the neighbourhood of the villages of Vziniatchie and Belizarofl. south-east of Gorohovo. The floods in the Dniester region con- tinue. All the surrounding valleys are inundated by the stream. The slopes and heights are so muddy as to be almost in- accessible. At many places the bridges have been carried away. Caucasian Front.—In the region of Djivizlik our detachment dislodged the Turks from the positions which they pre- viously organised, and effected a con- siderable advance on Tuesday. West of Baiburt the Siberian Cossack s launched a counter-attack, sabred or bayoneted many Turks, and captured several hundred pri- soners. On Tuesday we occupied the town ol Kyghi, which stands at an important; point on the roads converging from Lrsia- jian to Haiburt and Erzerum. We cap- tures at Kyghi a store of eatbor id a hosjrtal full of wounded. BIG CAUCASUS ADVANCE. Petrograd, Thursday, 8 p.m. (received Friday).—This evening's communique says:— Western Front.-On the Dvina front there were artillery duels at many points. In Volhynim there was also artillery activity in many places. Enemy artillery violently bombarded our positions in the region of the village of Zviciatcki, ea^t of Gorohoff. and our lines on the Lipa and the Styr, further to the south-east. Caucasus Front.—The offensive of the right wing of the Caucasus army con- tinues with success. Some detachments of our valiant troops on the 18th inst. advanced more than fifteen versts (over ten miles) by hard fighting. A number of prisoners were also taken. THE GERMAN REPORT. Thursday.—Army Group of Field- marshal von Hindenburg.—Yesterday enemy attacks which occurred in the afternoon on both sides of the Ekaukekkau road (south-east of Riga) were unsuccess- ful. They only added to the enemyc- great losses. Patrols and strong reconnaissances by the Russians were everywhere repulsed. Army Group of Prince Leopold of Bavaria, .-Russian attacks in the district of Skrobowa, following upon vigorous hand-grenade fighting, were completely repulsed. Army of General von Lin si agenda In the bend of the Stokhod, north of Sokul, Austro-Hungarian troops made a brief assault by which they drove the Russians out of their advanced lines and then re- turned to their positions as arranged. North-west of Lutsk German troops again pushed forward their positions on the general line Teres Zkonicez- Jelizarow. The enemy's bombardment has increased on the Lower Lipa and the district of the Werben (PWerblni) and on the Styr above its junction with the Lipa.—Press Associa- tion.
ITALIANS HIT A TRAIN
ITALIANS HIT A TRAIN. Thursday's Italian official says:—Per- Ristent bad weather interfered with the activity of our troops and artillery, espe- cially in the mountains. Infantrv actions continued, and we made some progress nea.r the Borcola Pass (south-east of Rovereto). In the Brenta Valley we shelled the railway station of Marter (south-west of Borgo) where the station buildings and a troop train were hit.
BEHAVIOUR BY CONTRACT
BEHAVIOUR BY CONTRACT. "811£> entered into a contract that she would lady from a girl's home at Reading, asking for authority at Wet London Police Court on Thursday to take control of a 17-year-old girl who had been placed in service hy the home. Mr. de Grey: A contract of behaviour! Oh. few people arc able to do that. It would be no use to make such a contract. I cannot do anything.
PENSIONER AND PLEDGE
PENSIONER AND PLEDGE. A 77-year-old farm labourer was at Bishops Stortford on Thursday fined 2s. 6d for not having reported to the pension authorities that his earnings had inc-retsei from 8s. to 12s. a'week. The prosecutors were the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, for whom Mr. E. R. Booth, a solicitor, appeared. The chairman the Bench, Mr. E. B. Barnard, said several magistrates, as members of military service tribunals, had bec-n encouraging old men to return to farm work, and it seemed that they thereby lylped in getting the pensioners into trouble. As the harvest was coming on there should be some publie pronounce- ment on this subject. Mr. Montagu's pledge made in the Par- liamentary papers on May 3 was that no action would be token against pensioners getting temporary increases of means by helping to overcome the shortage of labour. Last Wednesday Mr. Asquith told a de- putation from the Parliamentary Com- mittee of the Trade Union Congress that the #Bvernment had given administrative directions that no question should be raised of abating old age pensions pro- vided that. the wages did not exceed 30s. a week in urban and 20s. in rural districts.
WAR ON GERMANY
WAR ON GERMANY [ BATTISTI CRIME HOUSES fiOME TO STRONG CEifiABiJ A SIGNIFICANT DEGREE Rome, Thursday (received Friday).—An! imposing demonstration COlUlllemora t ing the'martyrdom of Signor Battisti and de- nouncing the Amstrians' crime took place to-night A resolution was passed prais- ing Siguor Battisti's self-sacrifice, de- nouncing Austria's crime, and extolling j those who had fallen as martyrs for the liberty and freedom of their country. The! resolution also declared that their greatest. enemy and the sole support of Austria, had injured the dignity and sovereignty- of Italy. The national Government wasj I therefore urged to iv, r ond to the provoca- tion of Austria and Gi -many by a clecle.ra- I tion of war on 1 rmar, h' •. *-ei»">ir<* 01 their propertv.—Renter. AGAINST ITALY'S ENEMIES. Rome, Thursday.—The official journal J publishes a decree prohibiting dealing in any way with property between Italians' and enemy States and their allies, depriv- ing A ustrians and their allies from app(3?il to the Italian courts, and applying to enemy allies the restrictions and disabili-, ties enforced against enemy States- Reuter.
I CRIME IN GERMANY I I
CRIME IN GERMANY. I Ghastly Wave Sweeps Over Country. New York, Thursday.—The newspapers to-day publish news from The Hague of a ghastly crime and suicide wave which it-, sweeping over Germany, due to mental! depression or insanity caused by the lack1 of proper food and the losses in the war, (says the "Daily Chronicle" correspon- dent). A feCBsational suicide or murder has occurred in Berlin every other day for the past few weeks. Some of the stories are as follows :— Two girls robbed another in a Berlin; manicure parlour, then beheaded her with a razor, packed her body in a trunk, i and shipped it to another city. A ser-j vanl who was infatuated with the daugh-j ter of his employer was caught by the girl's brother attempting to shoot the, girl in her bedroom. The servant killed! the brother. A policeman shot and killed his cweet-i heart, and in defence said that the girl was despondent, and begged him to shoot her. He received a sentence of four years* imprisonment. An officer from the front was seen walking along the bank of a Ber- lin canal with a girl, who jumped into the water and was drowned. The ofhcer did not attempt to save her, but said to a passer-by: 1 am Lieutenant B- He then entered a taxicab and drove away. It was discovered latter that the girl was an actress at tb^ Iloilenderf Theatre. j The owner of one of H1 lin's largest res- taurants committed suicide because of his wife's infidelity. The restaurant orelies-i !tra continued playing while his body was removed. 1 Practically nothing is published now | about suicides, to avoid the depressing I psychological effect on the pu blie.
INO MORE GERMAN BAKERS
NO MORE GERMAN BAKERS. The West London District Council of M aster Bakers has decided that German bakers released fTom internment camps at the close of the war should not be allowed to re-enter the trade. The following reso- lutions are to be sent to the R-eoonstruc-1 tirm Committee, on Trade After the War: That all interned enemy aliens be de- ported at the end of the war and tha,t all firms be compelled to indicate prominently on their premises and business documents i the real names of the proprietors.
i THE NAVAL BOY HERO
THE NAVAL BOY HERO. Thp body of John Tra vers Cornwell. the; boy lipro of the Jutland battle, who was buried in a common grave in Manor Park Cemetery, is to be exhumed and reinterred at the Admirnltv's expense. I Sir John Bethell, -AT.P made this an- nouncement at a public meeting held at the East Ham Town Hall on Thursday night to consider the question of provid- n nf r ing a memorial to Cornwell. It was sug- gested that a cottage home for soldiers should be built or a scholarship estab- lisbed. A large and representative com- mitte of local men and women was ap- j pointed to consider what form the memo-j rial shall take.
AIR INQUIRY WITNESS7I
AIR INQUIRY WITNESS7 The Aldershot Bench on Thursday ordered another remand of a week on bail, without hearing any evidence, 4n the case of Reginald Forest McDonnell, originally j a driver in the A.S.C., and now a charge! hand in the Royal Aircraft Factory at. Farnborough. McDonnell is chaned with hein? in un- lawful possession of certain equipment, in- struments, and stores, including parts of aeroplanes, the property of the Royal Air- craft Factory. Superintendent Davis, for the police, said that he understood that the Public Prosecutor would take over the case. It may be recalled that Captain Bur- govne, M.P., asked in Parliament if McDonnell had volunteered to give pyi-I dence at the Air inquiry and had been arrested on his return from London.
I RETURN OF THE HORSE CAB
——— RETURN OF THE HORSE CAB. The traffic of the London roads is re- suming something of the appearance it wore just a few years ago when horse- drawn vehicles were struggling to hold a place against the all-conquering- motor- cars. The horsey man is beginning to get just a little of all he lost back again. Shortage of labour and rubber arid; petrol has dealt a heavy, if temporary, blow at ,the car, and Ixindon is resorting, j in daily increasing measure, to the horse- drawn carriage. In the West End streets victorias, which show in many instances signs of having been laid aside in an atmosphere antagonistic to varnish, are, rumbling along—doing the slow, if sure, I OIA if SUT-0, work of helping ladies to take the air. Even smart doctors are once more doing their rounds in one-rime smart broughams, and in the park high-actioned horses and I brilliant carriages pass frequently. Some of the old coachmen, with handsome horses to drive, look very proudly now at the, newer class of London vehicle driver—the, keen, alert, yet anxious-look chauffeurs of the heavy cars and omnibuses. 1
TODAYS WAR RESUME
TO-DAYS WAR RESUME "Leader" Office 4.50 p.m The Somme battle has entered on a new phase, the Allies having begun a fresh, offensive. The British troops have advanced 1.000 yards north of the line Bazantm-Lon- gueval. The French have entirely captured the German position from Estroes to Ver- mando-Villers. They took 2.900 pri- soners, three cannon and many machine- guns. The murder of Signer Battiste by the Austrians has led to an Italian demand for a declaration of war against Ger- many. A decree has been published in Rome prohibiting dcaliug with "enemy" states and their allies." A captured German submarine will be on view in IjoiuIgu next -week. A Budapest message via Berne admits big Austrian set-backs on the Russian front.
TODAYS rEWS IN BRIEF
TO-DAY'S rEWS IN BRIEF: At a railway siding "somewhere in Franee n Australian soldiers daily prac- tise cricket at the nets. Bradford is to have the distinction of being the first centre in Yorkshire for the establishment or workshops for disabled soldiers and sailors. In villages in Northern France quite i comfortable one-storey cottages have been built by the native.s from bully beef tins and biscuit boxes. One of the currency mysteries of war time is tiie disappearance of the three- penny piece, which in many districts has practically ceased to exist. The Austrian Government has ordered the immediate radical Germanisation of Istria forbidding the use of the Italian language in private conversation. Mrs. Frances Delia Adelaide Green- wood, of Hove, Sussex, lias left £ 2,00(i to enable poor, overworked clergy to travel —preferably in Palestine (which, of course, is enemy country at present.
THOMAS v THOMAS
THOMAS v. THOMAS. Caimants for Profits Out of Local Business. In the Chancery Division on Friday, before Mr. Justice Eve, the hearing was continued of the action. Thomas v. Thomas. Mr. ^Arthur Thomas, of the National Stores, Clydaeh, sued his brother and sister, Mr. Albert William Thomas. and Mrs. Gwen Davies, of Bridge-street, Neath, claiming profits under an alleged grocery and boot business nartnership of which their late father was the head.
LOCAL WILLS. Swansea Wine Merchant and Carmarthen Grocer. Mr. Edward Nicoll Be^van, of Bruns- wick Cottage. Swansea, retired wine mer- chant. who died on Auril 1fith. and whose will dated April 7th last is proved b* Mrs. Henrietta Beavan. of Brunswick Cottage, the widow, has left property of the gross value of £ K,952. The testator leaves everything he mav die pot^seesed of to his wife. « Mr. William Samuel Morris, of 3. St. Mary-street, Carmarthen, carrying on business as a wholesale grocer and corn merchant, in Bridge-street, first presi- dent of the Carmarthen Grocers' As- sociation. who died on March 6th. aged 62 years, has left propertv of the value of t I t;. 2(19. the net v^soyalty being £ 12.804- Probate of the will. dated 1884. is granted to Henry Thomas, of the Em- porium. Guildhall-square. Carmarthen, draper, the surviving executor. The tes- tator gives £ 20 to his w-ife, and the resi- due of the estate is to be held in trust to pay her the income thereof, and subject to her life interest for all his children in equal shares as tenants in common.
TURKISH HOSPITAL SHIPS
TURKISH HOSPITAL SHIPS. Petrograd, Friday.—On the 19th inst. the Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs informed the Ottoman Government, through the United States and Spanish Ambassadors at Petrograd, that hence- forward the Hague Convention of 1907 relative to the application of the prin- ciples of the Geneva Convention to naval warfare will not be applied to Turkish hospital ships.
BRITISH STEAMER SUNK I
BRITISH STEAMER SUNK. Algiers, Wednesday. The British steamer which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean and part of whose crew was brought in here yesterday, is the Esphorbia. The survivors are all the ship's hands. Lloyds report that the British steamer Yzer has been. sunk. Algiers, July 20.—Steamer Grangemoon, sunk by submarine. Crew landed. Lowestoft, July 19.—Fishing smack Loch Nevis sunk in North Sea. Crew landed here.
MUNITIONS TRIBUNAL I
MUNITIONS TRIBUNAL. I The South West Wales Munitions Tri- bunal was held at the Labour Exchange, Swansea, on Thursday afterrxxjii. Mr. J. Vaughan Edwards presiding. Mr. J. W. Thorne was clerk of the court. LIFE LONG ABSTAINER FINED FOR DRUNKENNESS. An employe of a controlled works was charged with having entered the works in a drunken condition. The man denied the offence, and stated he was a life-long abstainer. He was fi nO'< 1 £. ABSENT FROM WORK. I Two other workmen who had n absent from their work were each fi?Zn,,d 10s. A third and similar case was adjourned.
MORRISTON TRADES COUNCILI
MORRISTON TRADES COUNCIL. A meeting ot tne Morriston Trades and Labour Council was held at the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening. It was de- cided that Mr. John Hodge, M.P., and Mr. W. Thome, M.P., lie written to asking them to bring pressure upon the Muni- tions Board to settle appeals from workers for advance in wages within limited time. tt was pointed out that disputes are left for weeks and months unsetllecl. The house coal question was again discussed, and it was decided to call upon the Gov- ernment to nationalise the mines, and that the secretary should write to the local M.P.'s.
[ STRANGE AIR ACCIDENT The Southampton Echo states that t tragic seaplane accident resulting in peath of pilot and serious injurio to iiii.- btlier man, occurred in Southampton water on Thursday night. A vessel was mtward bound, and the machine, which was one oi three seaplane flying un- usually low. fcwerved in ite course, and crashed into the mainmast oi the ves- sel. The mast was 6hivered, a.nd the wirelesg installation and rigging carried away. The machine fell on the Jeck with a broken wing. The pilot as killed and a seaman eeriouelj- in- jured. CBBW VALE CO.'S CAPITAL. Lbbw ale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Jtd., shareholders to-day authorised in- < irease of capital to by crea- ion of 2llf1.0on additional ordinary n shares. THOMAS v, THOMAS. Neath action in Chancery dismissed Rath costs. I