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TRIUMPH FOR BRITISH ARTILLERY I
TRIUMPH FOR BRITISH ARTILLERY. I Balkans Village Evacuated After Bombardment. ENEMY IN RETREAT. More Prisoners Taken by the Russians. 1 AUSTRIA ALARMED BY ITALIAN SUCCESSES. I TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. The following telegraphic dispatch was issued from the British General. Headquarters in France at 11 a.m.: During the night there was con- siderable artillery activity on our front south of the Ancre. We advanced our positions north- east of Eaucourt I'Abbaye. Gas was discharged east of Loos and east of Armentieres. Three raiding parties successfully entered the enemy's trenches in the Loos area, and to the south of Arras. TO-DAY'S BRITISH BALKANS OFFICIAL. The General Officer Commanding the British Forces at Salonika re- ports to-day as follows:— On our Struma front during Oct. oth, the enemy has shown no ac- tivity, and our troops have now consolidated all the ground we have gained. !The total number of prisoners cap- tured in the recent operations now amount to 3 officers and 339 other ranks. This morning our artillery com- menced a bombardment of Nevoi- len, and after a short time the enemy was seen to be evacuating the place, and it was occupied by us without loss. fO-DAY'S RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. an the direction of Zlolatv, in the region of Renoaiki-Gukolavce, fierce battles are proceeding. The enemy obstinately resists our offensive by assuming counter- attacks. We took prisoners 15 officers and 2 doctors, and 522 rank and file. In the region south of Brzezony our troops captured some of the enemy positions and afterwards repulsed repeated counter-attacks by Germano-Turkish troops. CAUCASIAN FRONT. On the coastal front our troops con- tinue to advance towards the River Kaishut-Darisi, and have captured a number of prisoners. DOBRUDJA. Our offensive continues. We cap- tured 300 prisoners.—Wireless Press. ITALIAN. SEMI-OFFICIAL. October 5th. Jhe enemy appears to be seriously alarmed by the successful opera- tions conducted by Italian troops in the Avisio Valley region, and particularly by the recent offensive which has already resulted in the capture of the second summit of Cotbricon. in the gradual occupation of this mass of rock commanding the Travignolo Valley from the south, the Austrians feel a growing men- ace, and for this reason they dog- gedly continue to use up a large number of troops which they had been concentrating on this point, in the repeated as well as fruitless counter-attacks.- fhe last and most powerful enemy effort against the second summit was again driven off with very heavy losses. rhe fighting on Oct. 3rd and 4th constituted a serious defeat for I the enemy. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. I To the north of the Somme the I night was natckad hy reciprocal artillery activity. I n the sector of Quenneviers, one of our recon- naisances pushed forward as far as the enemy supporting trench, and bombarded it with grenades. In the region of Verdun there was rather considerable artillery ac- tivity on both sides. There was an enmy bombardment at Pepper Hill and Laussee Wood. In the Forest of Apremont our artil- lery dispersed working parties to the north of Muilot Wood.. ARMY OF THE EAST. I On the Struma the enemy is re- treating before the British forces. In the region of Cerna there were lively combats on the whole of the Miedzili (Kemali) and Grasmca front. Our aeroplanes report great activity on the enemy's railway lines. I AVIATION. Despite the unfavourable atmo- spheric conditions, our aeroplanes have carried out 29 scouting flights and reconnaisances for ar- tillery fighting purposes. I BELGIAN GUNS BUSY. Le Havre, Friday.—Yestexday's Belgian officu 1 communique says:—In the region I of Dixmude and an the Yser there have been artillery duels. The fight between field and trench batteries has been lively towards Steenstraete and iioesdnghe.
I ABSENTEEISM. I Serious Consequences at I Controiied Works. WEST WALES MUNITION TRIBUNAL. I When the West Wales Munitions Tri- bunal met at Swansea on Friday after- noon, under the presidency of Mr. J. Vaughan Edwards, a furnaoemau and a doubler were charged with being absent from a controlled establishment without permission. It was pointed out that one of the men presented himself for work, but left shortly afterwards. The mill was consequently stopped, and the other man did not turn up at all. In consequence of their action, it was estimated, the supply had been restricted by 252 OOXe6. The men's representative pleaded builty on behalf of the furnacemen wito, it was pointed out, did not realise the seriousness of the position, he placed the other men in. In the case of the doubler, the repre- sentative of defendant contended that the conditions at the works at the time would not enable the man to turn out any work at all.
SWANSEA OLD BREWERY I
SWANSEA OLD BREWERY. I Appointment of Managing Director. I Through continued ill-health, Mr. David Davies, who for some years has held the important position of managing director of the Swansea. Old Brewery, recently sent in his resignation, which was received with regret by his fellow-directors, and a resolution passed expressing thanks for his valuable services during the period he had held the position- of managing- director. At a meeting of directors on Thursday the appointment of managing-director was considered, the selection unanimously fall- ing puon Mr. E. W. Evans, secretary and director. lIe possesses rare business quali- fications, and is highly respected both by shareholders and his co-directors.
STATE LIQUOR CONTROL I
STATE LIQUOR CONTROL. I Mr. E. T. John, M.P., writing to the Barmouth Temperance Conference, says:— I notice that Sir Thomas Whitaker pro- poses to exclude Ireland and Scotland from his proposals for the nationalisatiom. of the drink traffic by purchase. I sin- cerely hope that the Federation will equally insist upon the exclusion of Wales, so that this very dubious policy be re- stricted wholly to England. While I ap- preciate intensely the necessity for dimin- ishing immensely both immediately and permanently tho consumption of itittoxi- cants, and can understand that, confron- ted by the enormous intrenched strength of the liquor interests in England-in Par- liament as well as out of doors—'English temperance reformers turn to nationalisa- tion as a counsel of despair, to us, an Walerk other and ntHic-h more helpful. meW.8 are possible, 1;
THE MARCH ON MOKASTIR
THE MARCH ON MOKASTIR HURRIED FLIGHT OF BUIOARIAHS BEFCRE rfiulUfttuUcj StfiBS. ■ ■ The Serbians on the right of the Allied advance towards Monaster have driven the iiuigarians headlong beyond the Kaymak- tchiun positions and -ixe crossing the Tcherna at the bend of the river 10 miles from Mon astir. So far the combined efforts of the Ser- bian, t rench, and Jttussian forces in this region have resulted in the reoonquast of nearly 90 square miles of Serbian Mace- donia. Across the Struma the British have strengthened their hold on the recently captured Bulgaj-ian positions by carrying yet another village. I ENEMY'S HURRIED FLIGHT. I Saionica, Thursday (.received Friday).— The Serbians yesterday continued their advance and captured 1)0 Bulgar prisoners, and secured a large quantity of material. In hi' 'Tied vofcreat the Bulgarians had not time oo remove their telephone wires, which fell into the hands of the Serbs. A Bulgarian Army Order, datea 27th September, was found, stating that the first Bulgarian army would be known hence forth as the 11th army, and would be placed under the command of Lieut.- General Winckler. A son of M. Davido- vitch, Minister of Public Instruction, was wounded and taken prisoner. THE SERBIAN PURSUIT., Salonika., Thursday —The rout of the Bulgarians amI the lightning onrush of J their pursuers in the regions to the north of Ka* vmjktellulau continue unchecked, writes the "Times" correspondent with the Serbian Army. Although the enemy has destroyed the bridges over the Tcheraa, the ingenuity oi the Serbians seems to have been equal to the occasion. They have extemporised means of re-establishing communications of some sort by which strong bodies of our troops have succeeded in crossing the river, apparently without opposition. Some fighting took place near the Nidjli Planina, whence, however, the enemy quickly decamped, living towards Sokol. On the extreme left iiank Ivenali station fell into our hands. It is calculated that 25 miles of frontier are now open to the Serbian Army, and that 90 square miles of Serbian territory, containing seven villages, have ahead.) been recovered.
MANY SILVER BULLETS I
MANY SILVER BULLETS. To date 36,771,463 War Savings Certifi- rates have been sold, the number issue d for the week ended September 23 being 1,671 J 73. During the same week ?00,000 worth of Exchequer Bonds were sold, bringing the total to £ 31,200,000.
THE JAPANESE CABINET I HI
THE JAPANESE CABINET. HI Tokyo, Thursday, 3.10 p.m.— ibe Mar- quis Oku ma, the Prime Minister, and the whole Cabinet have resigned. The retiring Premier has recommended the Mikado to send for Viscount Kato. The elderstatesmen are now meeting to deliberate on the situation. Later. rs-iial Terauchi was subse- quently summoned to the palace, whither he proceeded in the af torn oon.-Re u ter.
THE RUSSIAN PREMIER I
THE RUSSIAN PREMIER. The "Bourse Gazette" (Petrograd) publishes the following important state- ments. which are indicative of a change in the Russian Prime Ministership: M. Stuermer is shortly leaving for Italy. In Italy, M. Stuermer proposes to undertake a cure to re-establish his health, which has suffered a great deal in conse- quence of his strenuous work during the last year. M Giess. our Ambassador in Rom*, is shoi-tly expected in Petrograd. "The former Prime Minister. M. Kokovtsoff, is arriving at Petrograd"
EXPORTS TO SCANDINAVIA I
EXPORTS TO SCANDINAVIA. No further licenses will be issued in the United Kingdom or in British possession* overseas for the exportation of grass seeds to Norway and asbestos to Swedenmtil further notice. Privy Council licenses will similarly not be accepted by the Customs as authority for shipment without special authorisation from the War Trade Department. Holders of exhausted licenses shouild at one, communicate with the War Department, stating the reason for which they desire to receive such special authori- sation.
CANAL FLEET READY I
CANAL FLEET READY." Amsterdam, Thursday.—From marine circles the U Koelnisehe Volkzeitung" hears that the German fleet contemplates meeting the British fleet in battle soon again- An Admiral, whose name is not given, writes to the editor of the paper:—"My hope is that soon again we shall meet the tyrant of the sea. Then she shall feel again what German ships and German seamen can achieve. It is really a joy to go into a fight with such personnel and materiaL May the Almighty be with as and our righteous cause!"
THE SUGAR SUPPLY I
THE SUGAR SUPPLY. Glasgow Town Council is assured, in a letter from Treasury, that the citizens' are being treated, as regards the sugaz supply, on precisely the same footing as all other parts of the kingdom. Having regard to the paramount neces- sity of restricting the amount of tonnage required for the transport of sugar, the Sugar Commission do not feel that it would be in the national interest that such supply should be increased at the present time. As soon as sugar becomes more plentiful everything will be done to see that the city of Glasgow gets an adequate supply.
CAPT ROGAN HONOURED 1
CAPT. ROGAN HONOURED. 1, At a luncheon given on Thursday in honour of the members of the Garde Re- pnbKcaine Band, who left London on Fri- day, it was announced that the King had, at Buckingham Palaoe, bestowed the 4th Class of the Royal Victorian Order upon Captain J. Mackenzie Rogan, Senior Bandmaster of the Brigade of Guards, who has been prominently concerned in all the arrangements made for the enter- tainment of the guests during their Eng- lish visit. Captain Rogan was already a member of the Order, 5th Class, and thus gets a step in = nk
8IC TRANSPORT SUNK I
8IC TRANSPORT SUNK I CUWDER fRASCuiilA TORPEDOED II 1 MiDi [E!iRhNLAN. NO TROOPS ABOARD AI lHE liME I The Secretary of the Admiralty made the following on Thursday night:— The Cunard steamship Eranoonia, em- ployed on transport duty, was sunk in the Mediterranean, yesterday by an enemy sub- marine. She was carrying no troops at the time. Twelve of her crew are missing and 302 were saved. ONE OF THE LARGEST GUNARDERS. I Since the Lusitania was sunk the i rall- conia has been the fifth largest ship of the Cunard fleet, being slightly smaller than the two sister ships Carniania and Caronia. She was of 13,15C tons, built by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson at Newcastle in 1911, and had a speed of 17 knots. Her length was oOOit., beam 71 f4- and depth 40ft. The loss may be expected to fall to a large extent on the State Insurance Scheme, since she will have been insured against war risks in -one of the principal war risk clubs, which reinsure SO per cent, of the amount with the Government. MORE SHIPS SUNK. The Russian steamer Tourgai, of 4,281 tons, has been sunk. She was built at Newcastle in 19C7 as the Farley, and was owned by the Russian Volunteer Fleet Association. According to an unconfirmed report, the Norwegian steamer Mallin has been sunk. She is described as a steamer of 479 tons, built last year, and managed by H. N. Pedersen, of Sbvanger. A Reuter message from Christiania states that three more Norwegian steamers have been sunk—the Nesiar, Knut Jarl, and Brink (r). The crew of the last-named have been saved. The Neajar was of 1,609 tens, built this year and managed by H, L. Meyer and L. Sandsdalen, of Larvig; and the Kniit Jarl was of 1,070 tons,, built in 1909, and owned at Trondhjem.
I AFRAID OF NO 13
AFRAID OF NO. 13. Because a new house in a new street was No. 13 a married couple stopped negotiations for'taking it on mortgage and were sued by solicitors in Westminster County Court on Thursday for th-eir costs.
I CANADIAN WAR SUPPLIES
CANADIAN WAR SUPPLIES. Ottawa, Thursday.—Dr. White, Minister (}f Finance, has received a message of thanks from the British Treasury for the establishment of an Imperial credit" of J:10.000,000 for the purchase of war sup- plies in Canada.—Renter.
THE CRETAN REVOLT
THE CRETAN REVOLT. Athens, Wednesday (received Friday).— The resignation of the Cabinet was re- ceived with uneasiness, which has in- creased by successive lrtc-etings of Entente* Miiiistt,rs. Naval ofifcers continue the National Defence Movement. The ex- Venizelist Minister, M. Thiromakos, has been appointed Governor-General of Crete.
I BLOW FROM A BOTTLE
I BLOW FROM A BOTTLE. At Neath on Friday, John Hillier, labourer, La kes-court, was brought up in custody on remand for unlawfully wound- ing his wife by striking her on the read with a bottle. Dr. D. Tl. Davies said the wound had healed up and-was not (Serious. The charge wan thereupon reduced to common assault, and accused, who said lie threw a bottle at his wife under provo- cation, was fined 40s.
IN THE HANDS OF THE FOE
IN THE HANDS OF THE FOE. Replying to the Mercantile Marine Association regarding the treatment of the captain and chief engineer of the Wilson liner Thurso, recently sunk, the Foreign Cfficc states that the United States Em- bassy is inquiring whether they were taken prisoners, if so where they are in- terned, how they are treated, and if either or both are to be brought to trial.
I MISSING COLONELS WILL
MISSING COLONEL'S WILL. Probate of the holograph will of Lieut, Col. John McNeill, commanding a batta- Lion of 'the King's Own Scottish Borderers was granted in the Probate Division at Dublin on Thursday. On May 13, 1915,. when the regiment was ordered to prepare for active service, Lieut.-Col. McNeill made his will, but there were no witnesses. He left his pro- perty rn co. Antrim to his son, and ;PI,oi)o to each of his daughters, his wife being provided for under her settlement. The regiment went to Gallipoli, and on July 12, while leading his men in an attack upon the Turkish trenches, lAieut--Ca McNeill was seen to fall. Nothing more has been heard concerning his fate.
ITHE ARCHDUKES VOW
THE ARCHDUKE'S VOW. Amsterdam, Thursday.—According to a telegram from Vienna the German Em- peror. on the occasion of the name day of the Emperor of Austria, visited the Aus- trian Headquarters, accompanied by Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, General von Ludendorff, and other officers. At a banquet given in honour of the event, the Archduke Frederick spoke, thanking the German Emperor for his vwt. He said "We repeat the vow made on August 18, that we will not rest till our aim-a glorious peace—has been attained Viiibn-s Unities' is our watchword, and r Viribus Unitis we shall attain this aim." The Kaiser was in the best of spirits and greeted all the guests with a hand- shake.-Reuter.
WALES AND BOY HERO I
WALES AND BOY HERO. I Mr. Uoyd George has written to Lord Beresford the following letter in support of an appeal which is being made in the M-etsh schools on behalf of a scheme to endow a Jack Corn well, V.C." Ward at the Star and Gaftcr Home at Rich- mond in honour of the boy hero of the Battle of Jutland:— II U Please accept my best wisheg for the success of the Jack Cornwell Memorial Fund. I feel confident that the children of Wales will delight in honouring the memory and heroism of this gallant boy and in helping to endow a ward for our brave sailors who have been disabled in the service of their country." Collections will be made in the second- ary schools and Irish echools next week, and subsequently in the Overseas Dom- inions.
3 DAYS BATTLEI
3 DAYS' BATTLE I RUMANIAN VICTORY IN 1 TRANSYLVANIA. AUSTRIAN RETREAT TO WEST I In Transylvania the position changes rapidly from day to day. The iiuniariian Northern Army, which had penetrated 45 miles into the enemy 's country, has proved victorious in a hard-fought battle, which lasted for three days, and the Austnans are again in retreat to the west. In Southern Transylvania the Second Army, after advancing successfully far north of logaras, has been withdrawn south of that place in conformity with the new situation resulting from the defeat of the troops on its left at the Rotor Turin Pass. On the other hand, ground has been gained at Orsova on the western front. On the Danube the Rumanians, after making a demonstration on the Bulgarian bank between Rustchuk and Tuti-akan, have withdrawn their forces to the left banlc In the Dobrudja the Russo-Rumanian offensive continues. I RUMANIAN OFFICIAL. Bucharest, Thursday. The following official communique is issued to-day:— In the Parajd region (45 miles within the frontier, in Northern Transylvania),, after three days' hard fighting, we carried I the enemy fortifications, driving the enemy back towards the west. There have been partial engagements on the rest of the front.—Reuter. The demonstration made by us between Rustchuk and Tukrakan has concluded. We withdrew to the left bank of the Danube. In the Dobrudja there has been a very violent struggle along the whole front. We have captured live officers and 100 men.- Reuter.
TINO'S FOLLY. I Greek King a Beiiever in German Supremacy. Athens, Thursday, 6.30 p.m.—The Allies censorship on letters, following on tele- grams, was established at Athens General Post Office to-day. M. Platon Drakules, leader of the Labour Party in Greece, had audience of the King to-day. In discussing the gene- ral situation, the King. who was told that his dangerous poUcy. might result in the loss of his throne, said that if the country was lost it mattered little what happened I to the throne. The King still believes in Germany's military supremacy.
I POETIC LICENSEI
I POETIC LICENSE." Amsterdam, Thursday.—The Tvd scoffs at the German and Bulgarian com- muniques about the wholesale destruction of Rumanians, remarking:- 1 There should not be mapy Ruinaniar. soldiers left now unless the German and I Bulgar reports are composed- with poetic. license "-Reuter.
I MUNITIONERS SUNDAY
I MUNITIONERS' SUNDAY. I As a result of the examination of the question of Sunday work in its relation to the maintenance of output, the Minister of Munitions has decided so far as pos- sible to prohibit Sundsay work in establish- ments in which munitions work is carried on. As a first general step he has accordingly issued a general instruction prohibiting as far as possible Sunday labour through out the North-East Coast ou and after October 8.. Exceptions are, however, made in casea where the work is necessarily of a con- tinuous nature, or where the repair to plant and machinery can only be per formed during the week-end.
IGOOD NEWS FOR TILBURY
I GOOD NEWS FOR TILBURY. Tilbury local authorities a^e looking forward to a large increase in revenue as the result of the newly completed revalua- tion of Tilbury Docks. The figures show that the rateable value of the Port of London Authority's area has been raised from ZIA.610 to £ &t,040. an increase of < £ 39,430. The portion in the Tilbury urban area has been increased from X38,280 to < £ 6t,4t0, and the remain- der, which is in the Orsett Rural District, from XG,330 to .219,600. Tilbury Council's accountant has esti- mated that, calcuuted on the basis of the present rate, their increased income may be anything between £ 2,500 and X6,500 a year.
IPOSERS FOR THE PARSONI
I POSERS FOR THE PARSON. It is announced by the Rev. F. H. Gil. Imgham, rector of Bermondsey Old Parish Church, and famous as the Esseex cricketer, that onoe a month he will answer questions from the pulpit instead of delivering the usual sermon. He asks that the subjects chosen should be of general interest and suitable for discus- sion before a mixed congregation in church. On Sunday evening next the rector will answer the following questions:— Whether the custom of having private pews in church should not be done away with, and does it not tend to strengthen rather than break down class distixw tion?» To what extent financially does the Church benefit from the State? Would the disestablishment of the Ohuroh be beneficial to the community? u Why do some cdergymen insist on private confussion r What is the meaning of The sins of the fathers will be visited on the chil- dren '? u
SOUTH WALES MUSICIANS I
SOUTH WALES MUSICIANS. I Miss S. A. Hazell, L.R.A.M., Newport, presided at the annual meeting on Thurs- day at Cardiff, of the South Wales sec- tion of the Incorporated Society of Musi- cians. Interesting reports on the year's activities were submitted by Mr. H. F. Nicholls, A.R.C.O., Newport (hon. sec.), and Mr. J. F. Fricker, A.R.C.O., Swan- sea. (hon. treasurer). It was decided to invest a portion of the section's provi- dent fund in Exchequer Bonds. At a subsequent meeting of the Sectional Council the hon. secretary and hon. treasurer were re-elected for the ensuing year, and Miss Hazell, L.R.A.M.. Miss L. Dursfcon, Mr. E. J. Rendell, Mus. Bac., Mr. A. W. Swindell, and Mr. A. J. Thompson were elected to vacancies on the Council,
TODAYS WAR RESUME I
TO-DAY'S WAR RESUME I Leader Office, 415* P.M. I To-day's British official speaks of OOD- sidfcrable artillery activity south of the Ancre. The British have advanced their positions north-east of Eaucourt L'Abbaye, and raiding parties have entered the enemy's trenches in the Loos area. In the Balkans the British have bola- I barded and occupied Nevolyen. The total number of prisoners taken in recent operations amount to three officers and 339 other ranks. A Russian official message says that the enolny is obstinately resisting the offen- sive with his counter-attacks. The Russians have taken nearly 6(10 more pri- soners. In the region of Bazezony they have captured some enemy positions and have repulsed the counter-attacks of Germano-Turkish troops. Operating 011 the right of the Allied advance on iConastir, the Serbians liiiv;e driven the Bulgars headlong beyond, th-e Kajmaktchalan positions and are cross- ing the Tcherna at the bend of the river ten miles from their objective. Judging by a remarkable tribute paid by G-enetv.l S-ixt Von Armin, commanding the Fourth Gorman Corps, the British artillery has become much too effective to please the enemy. The general says that the British infantry has undoubt- edly learned much since the autumn offensive. Its dash in the attack is a factor to which the immense confidence in its overwhelming artillery probably contributes greatly. The Greek King has not charged anyone with the formation of a new Cabinet. He is said to still believe in Germany's military superiority. The Rumanians have gained a victory in Transylvania, the Austrians being again in retreat to the west.
ITODAYSNEwS IN BRIEF
ITO-DAY'SNE.wS IN BRIEF White heather has been sent by th-N Queen to wounded soldiers at the Metro- politan Hospital. More than half the children now born escape vaccination.—Local Government Board annual report. Alexandro Romano, a talented Ru- manian artist, has t-een killed during a German air raid.— Wireless (Bucharest;. American scientists, studying the source of infection of infantile paralysis, suggest the rat-flea to be the real carrier of th«e diseaw.-P.euter. Messfs. Grace Bro.s/ Depository Store, situated in Ross-street, Sydney, has been destroyed by fire, and the damage is etti- mated at over £ ii0,000. The Inter-State Commission has opened an enquiry in Sydney with the object of developing British and Australian trade in the South Pacific. The subject of capra trading is receiving special attention. Mr. Hughes states that the Government will nut permit the importation of cheap labour into Australia during the war. Tiie lion. Hugh Mahon, Minister xor External Affairs, has asked the British Government not to issue passports to Maltese of mili- tary age for Australia. A Bill prohibiting the sale of liquor after six p.m., has pasted all stages in the Victorian State Parliament. The Legi- slative Council withdrew an amendment allowing liquor to be served with meals until eight o'clock. The Act operates, by proclamation.
FOOD PRICES. The Position in Swansea and Early Closing. Swansea will be able to live next week. The thrifty housewife, with an expendi- ture not excessive, having regard to the effects of the war on the food supply, may fill her larder with choice and wiioiesoane food. We have a good supply of meat in Swansea Market, at prices that have grown to be ordinary—beef, lOd. to Is. 4d.; | lamb and mutton lOd. to Is. 4d.; pork, Is. ld. -to Is. 6d. The supply of poultry is. so far, not great. Chickens are being offered at Is. 4d. per lb. (the writer was asked to purchase a beauty for 2s. id.), sausages invite at 9d. and Is. Some of the finest onions—large, yet not too large, firm and sulid-looking-ever seen in Swansea are offered at 2d. per lb.; picklers at 3d. and id. Prime kidnev potatoes may be had at 51bs. for 6d., and extra large kidney beans at 2d. Cabbageu run from 3d. to 4d., and a heap of magni- ficent celery invites customers at 2d. to 4d.. each extra fine bunch enough to last a small family for a week. Fruit offered is luscious also. A great pile of Warner Kings," fresh from Here- fordshire, some of the biggest apples ever «rown on this island, can be bought at 3d. per lb; red Tom Points" at 2M. per lb. Grapes cost 6d. per lb., and tomatoes 5d. and 6d. Pears range anywhere, according to quality, from 2!d. to 6d. Coming to dry provisions, bacon is being sold for lOd. to Is. 5d.; Colonial cheese, Hnothing finer," at Is. and "Gouda" at lid. Sugar is sold for 5-Jd. per lb., when it is sold; but to get sugar at all is quite an adventure these days. EARLY CLOSING OF THE MARKET. I asked a butcher what he thought of the proposal to close the Market at 9 p.m. on Saturdays. He pointed out that there was one drawback which did not appear to be observed, namely, that meat had often to be sold on Saturday night, as it would not keep till Monday. Also that the same thing, with increased force, applied to game and fish. STALL-KEEPER AND COMPETITION. I A lady, little but insistent, who con- ducts a vegetable stall, has very pro- nounced views on the matter of early closing. She says the Corporation are going to grow their own vegetables, and they have reduced the light. Stall-holders are able now to sell off some -stuff to those who leave the public-houses at 9 o'clock. If the Corporation said 10 oAclock, that wouldn't be so bad. 4" We are in darkness as it is." she went c,n, and robbed right and left Kv chil- dren. It's cruel, I think—shameful! If the drapers over there were made to close, there might be something in it.. All this celery has to be washed! Those cabbages cost 2s. 3d. a dozen. It's the formers who are getting big prices. I never heard of such prices; and now the Corporation want to stop us making a living. Tfeere Ought to be a big meeting of stall-holders. The Pressman fled, but noted on tm. wav that faggots and peas, quite fresh daily," and tea at a penny per cup iøøtrn obtainable in the Market can teem.
SIX CHILDREN LEFT. Frs. Squirbs, 25, Well-stroeT, Green- hill. has received the Bad intelligence that her husband, Corpl. 'Richard Squires, of 040 Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action on the Balkans front on September 11. 39 years of age, CorpI. Sqiiirti leaves fix children. He Wd a dock labourer before donning. khaki. SWANSEA AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. I Considerable interest is taken in the annual mooting of the Swansea Fret; Churchos to be held to-night, at Crug- glai Chapel, when the Sunday School question will be under di:Ué>éiou. KE^TStASKET MEETING. Also ran (3.0): Figaro, Xeret. Loxwooti, Pop in gaol, Sohaiayl. Shadoxrland, San* talum, Pclydaanon, Frustration, Market, Zobiska, Caryand, Mary Machree, Print. Betting: 10 to lrain't Pride, 11 to 4 CbapeTBrampton, 11 to 2 Blue Stone. 2.30—Magpie 1, Helford 2, Winkle 3.-9 ran. 7 to 1 llagfi' 5 t o4 on Helford, 100 t.) 7 Winkle. 3.0—Ho-To i 1, Brock 2, Tin-bite ,3,-W ran. All ran Kronslott, Archie, and White Cliff. Betting: 8 to 1 IToTcj aud Erock, 10 to 1 Turbite. 5.30—Hurry On 1, Pageant r, Knight of Meath 3.-3 ran. 40 to 1 on winner. I I t « ) i '? ￼ ?-? ￼ i ￼ ? 1 i 1 "1 1 1