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LONDON RAID. CO'. kQ,x 'Pianes Reach U't,rtpital ONE OR TWO DOWN I Earlv Evening Visit I PRESS BUREAU, Tuesday, 9.50 p.m. Lord Fiench reported at UA5 to-night as follows:— Hostile aeroplanes crossed tlio Essex and Kent coast about 6.15 p.m. and pro- ceeded towards London. Som-e of the raiders reached the London district" and dropped bombs. Bombs were also dropped in Kent and Essex. Reports of casualties and damage have not yet been received. Our guns and aeroplanes were in action. I SIX 'PLANES GET THROUGH. I One Down; Probably Two. PRESS BUREAU, Wednesday. Lord French reports at 11 a.m. The latest reports indicate that from 16 to 20 enemy aeroplanes look part in last night's air raid. Three groups ot raiiders crossed the Kent coast between 6.15 and 11.25, and thre,3 other groups crossed the Essex coast between 6.10 and 6.15 p.m. All the six groups made towards London but most of fcbi raiders were driven back by gun-fire at various places. Only about live machines actually bombed the Capital between 7 and 8 p.m. After the main at- tack on London terminated a single aero- plane made its way over the Capital about 9 p.m. One raider was hit by gun-fire and finally eame down into the sea off the Kentish coa.st. Two of its crew of three nicn were captured alive by an ormod trawler. There is reason to suppose that another enemy aeroplane came down in the Chan- nel, but this is not confirmed at present. One of our pilots attacked and fired two drums of ammunition into a raider as the latter was dn, the act of dropping bombs on London from a height of 13,000 feet. Another of our pilots also engaged the enemy over London and a third in the vicinity of the capital at 11,000 feet. All our machines returned safely. Full reports of casualties and damage to London have not yet been received. Bombs vere niso dropped in various places in Kent and Essex. 85 CASUALTIES. V later official message gives the I following; as the casualties:— IN LONDON :— Killed 1 I Injured. 70 OUTSiDlj LONDON:— Injured. 5 Total casualties !3J I The material damage is not serious. I No damage was caused to naval or I military establishments. PEOPLE REMAIN CALM. I/radon "carried on" in a remarkably calm manner during last night's raid. Bombs were barking fiercely about 7 o'clock, while the-us.ands of city workers were going home by 'bus and tram. Very few passengers alighted to take cover.
WAR EXHIBITS I
WAR EXHIBITS. Duke of Connaught to Open I Museum Exhibition. It it probable the Duke of Conslaught will open tpe War Museum Exhibition at the Imperial Institute on January 7th. The Committee of the National War Museum (of which Sir Alfred Mond, M.P., is chairman) has undertaken to give the exhibition, the first of its kind, on behalf of the Red Cross Society, to the funds of which the whole of the proceeds will go. The exhibits will comprise the whole of the comprehensive collection of war mementoes ilreadv gathered by the Com- mittee, and it includes German war toys of devastated towns akid villages by means of which the Teuton infantile mind is Prussianised and taught to regard war's horrors and inhumanities as glorious.
SWANSEA MEAT CASE I
SWANSEA MEAT CASE. I nndr the Meat Maximum Prices Order (Section 11), Chas. Hodges, butcher, was summoned for not keeping open to the in- spection of any person authorised by the Food Controller, of the committee all records to show whether he was com- plying with the requirements.—Mr. Rupert Lewis prosecuted, and Mr W A. Thomas defended.—Mr. Thomas, plead- ing not guilty, c-itid his client was a very I good butcher, but a very bad accountant. —A fine of 40s. was imposed.
SOME SUGAR POINTS 1
SOME SUGAR POINTS. 1 An official leaflet on the sugar distribu- tion scheme clears up a few doubtful points. A person resident in an institu- tion should not apply for a ration paper, but if he rejoins a household ill which he was previously registered a declara- tion may be made and a retailer's ticket will be issued. In any other case an ap- plication should be made to the Post Office for a ration paper. When a household removes en bloc application forms should be obtained from the Post Office.
CYMRODORION. f Address on "What Is a Hymn?" I There was a large and appreciative audience of members of the a Cym- roclorion Society at Trinity Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, to hear a remarkably interesting address by the Rev. G.. Penar Griffiths on "What is a hymn? Among those present were coiinDillor John Lewis (who presided), the Mayor of Swansea (Aid. Ben Jones), Ald. Martin. Rev. D. B. Richards (president of the Welsh Free Church Council). Mr. Morlais Samuel, Mr. Hicks Morgan. B.A.. and others. Penar" compared WeMt and Eng- lish hymns, freoly criticising some mod- ern as well as old hymns, described the characteristics, objects, scope and ideals of hymns, ancient and modern (not. of course, the coUection known by that title) and concluded with a recital of some of the mor.t pathetic, inspiring and devout productions of Robert J ones. Ann Griffith, and Williams, Pantycelyn. On the motion of the Rev. D. B. Richards, seconded by Mr. Lloyd (Tr,-ifal.-ar-ter- race), a cordial vote of tharkf? was passed, and several Welsh hymaus were sung by the audience. .w«-
Jkimm men T
Jkimm men T MEETING WITH MORE I SUCCESS I OUu??bb I RUSSIAN OFFICER LYNCHED I I PETROGRAD, Wednesday. A report 4 has been received that the movement of Ivaledin's troops is becom- ing more successful. The Bolshevists a.re preparing to proach Ukraine. Lieut. Sjaloborsk, who occupied an im- portant post on the Danube front, has baen lynched. It has been decided that Russian troops shall evacuate Finland. The Foreign Office is preparing to pub- lish a Red .Book ccntsiii.?i? all the secret li,sh a 1',ecl ficok- ill th?e stcret TROTSKY SHOUTED DOWN. PETROGRAD, Tuesday. (Revived Wednesday). A message has been addressed to the Ukrainians proclaiming Ukraine a demo- cratic Republic, which will form part of the new All-Russian Republic. The mes- sage recognises the principle of expro- priation, without compensation, of pri- vate lands, monastery lands, and some church lands, for the benefit of the labouring classes. Owing to his guillotine speech, Trotsky was shouted down yesterday at the Peasants' Congress, whereupon he left the hall accompanied by the Maxi- malists, who indulged in recriminations. —Iieuter. ODESSA AN OPEN PORT. PARIS, Wednesday. A telegram to Zurich from Moscow an- nounces that Odessa has proclaimed itself an open port. MUST EMBRACE MURDERERS? Amsterdam, Tuesday (received Wednes- day).—According to a Berlin telegram, the German Supreme Army Command has sent a communication to the Rumanian Army Command protefrt;ng igain-c-t the Rumanian communique of December 7th, in which it was stated the enemy's at- tempts at fraternisation were met with cool reserve on the part of the Rumanians.
LATE GENERAL MAUDE a
LATE GENERAL MAUDE -,a. His K.G.B. Bestowed on His I Widow. The King received Lady Maude at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday and bestowed upon her the K.C.B. awarded l t.1 her husband. vflio died in Mesopotamia, j
US SUBMARINE LOST
U.S. SUBMARINE LOST. Rammed by Another in I Home Waters. WASHINGTON, Wednesday. The Navy Department announces that the United States submarine :F.1 was rammed ami sunk in a fog in home waters by the United Stater, submarine S.3, which was uninjured, and made for port. There are fivo survivors of the F.1, and 19 of the crew are missing. OLD FRENCH CRUISER SUNK. The Press Association says the old French cruiser Chateau Renau It, being used as a transport, was sunk by a sub-J marine on December 14th. All the pas- sengers and troops were saved. Ten of the crew are missing. The German submarine was destroyed. I
KNOCKED SPECIAL DOWJ
KNOCKED "SPECIAL" DOW^J Before the Swansea Justices on Wed- nesday, Michael McCarthy (22), labourer, was fined JOs. for assaulting Special Con- stable Fuller, and 10s. for being drunk on Dec. lSth. Special Constable Fuller said defendant knocked him down just in front of a tram-car.
THE WOODEN DOL I
THE WOODEN !DOL. In Berlin they put up a great wooden! statue to Hindcnhurg, and patriotic Ger- mans on payment could knock a silver or gold nail in the hideous wooden monster. You e-tr, do better. For 15s. 6d. you can drive a nail into Hindenburg himself. It will be remembered that National War Bonds were first issued on Hinden- burg's birthday.
LLANELLY HOUSE rAMINFI
LLANELLY HOUSE r-AMINF-.I Council to Appeal to War Office for Huts. At the meeting of tho Llanelly Health Committee on Monday night, the Sur- veyor reported that only nine houses had been completed within the Borough in the last twelve months as compared with 233 in 1.9 i 3. The Medical Officer re,forre-d to the over- crowding at a house in Upper Park-street, which was occupied by four families, con- "ling of tSttferacos. It waf; decided to request the owner to see' that some of the tenants vacated the premises at once. Councillor J. Walter Thomas suggested that, temporary "buildings might bo pro- vided. Good huts would be far better than damp louses with leaky roofs. It was decided to apply to the War Office for huts.
SILLY NOTIONS I
"SILLY NOTIONS." I Magistrates' Attempt to Patch Up I Domestic Squabble. A.t Ystrndgynlaig Police Court op Tues- day—before Mr. Geo. Henry Strick and others—Edward El wood, of Wind-road, Y strarlgynlais, was summoned by his wife Mary for persistent cruelty. Mr. W. Jones Williams appeared for complainant and Mr. Henry Thompson defended. Complainant said that on Nov. 25th de- fendant smacked her on the face and caught hold of her throat tteeause she had torn up a newspaper belonging to him. She did this because her husband had torn up her magazine. In answer to Mr. Thompson, com- plainant said she could not live with her husband again. She could not give him another trial. j Ifr. Tfavf,,ii't you been read- ing a lot of trash—such as paper-covered novels—which have put silly notions into your head ?-No, sir. Before further evidence was called the chairman said the magistrates had decided to adjourn the case for six'weeks 1 with a view of trying the parties to come together. — I
￼ wiT'slrooT P Kaiser, Hindenburg and II 1m- Ming MEET AT HEADQUARTERS T c'- eday's News from Fitaiice I Copenhagen, Tuesday (received Wed- nesday). —The German Chancellor and Foreign Minister conferred yesterday at Headquarters with the Kaiser and Hin- denburg. Count Czernin left for Brest- Li to vsk. The party leaders of the Reichstag will meet on Thursday, and the Independent Socialist leaders will participate. The Russian negotiations will be discussed.— Exchange Special. TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. -British Headquarters, Trance, .Wednesday, 10.44 a.m. Hostile reconnoitring parties which endeavoured to approach our posts last night south-east and north-east of Passchendaele were dispersed and driven off by our fire. We secured a few prisoners. On the remainder of the front there is nothing of special interest to I report. .————. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. I The enemy artillery was effectively met by our own bombardment during the night on our first line to the south of Juvencourt and in the Argonne at the Four de Pal- ace. At the latter point the enemy, who attempted to reaeh our positions, was twice repulsed with losses. In Lorraine our patrol took pris- oners, including one officer in the Fleury-Auroy sector. There is nothing to report on the rest of the front. During the night of December 18th, German aeroplanes dropped 50 bombs on the region of Dunkirk. No victims have so far been re- ported.
IN PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS, Lord Robert Cecil sasd he had n-o, information that the present Russian Gov- ernment had repudiated its financial obli- gations.
CHANGES AT GHQj CHNGES A I
CHANGES AT G. H. Q. CH¡\NGES A New Blood in Sir D. Haig's Staff. j It is understood (says the "Times") that ¡.,it Douglas H-aig i1 making. impor- bant changes in the Staff at General Head- quarters, Wiiic-h has hitherto remained practically unaltered since he took over the command from Field-Marshal French, j
SWANSEA COUNCIL I qn
SWANSEA COUNCIL. — «qn .———- Votes ef Condolence and Sympathy. The monthly me-cting of the Swansea Town Council was held at the G aild hall Swansea, on Wednesday, the Mayor (Aid. i oii the Ben Jones, J.P.), presiding. There were also present: Aldermen T. Merrells, G. II. Colwill, J. Devonald, James Hillard, Dan Jones, R. Martin, W. H. Miles, M. Tutton; Councillors D. J. Davies, David Matthews, W. W. Holmes, W. Laugliarne Morgan, A. Sin- clair, G. A. Ilemmings,' II. Macdcnnell, F. J. Parker, J. H. Lee, E. G. I'rotheroe, J. Lewis, Wm. Owen, David Williams. T. J. Wilson Evan Jones, Dd. Richards, David Griffiths, Ivor II. Gwynne, W. H. Morris, T. W. He wells, T. Sheehan, and J. Barclay Owen. The Mayor, at the outset, feelingly referred to the loss Councillor J. H. Lee had sustained by the death of his wife and, on his motion, the Council carried a vote of condolence in silence. Tlio Mayor also refcri,ed to the fact that Alderman T. Merrells had received intimation that his son was missing and, on behalf of the Council he expressed sympathy with the alderman. I' Ald. Merrells briefly responded. !u
ENEMY OF THE CHURCH I O
ENEMY OF THE CHURCH — O LSaneliy Evlsnsster's Denunci- ation of the Cinema. A comeremo of the West Wales Federa- tion of Free Church Councils was held at Tabernacle Chapel, Carmarthen, 011 Tues- day. The Rev. W. 1). Rowlands presided. Rev. J. H. Parry, LIunsamlet, urged that tho churches should make provision for soldiers on the lines of the Y.M.C.A. The Rev. Evans Jones, Skewcn, expressed himself in favour of State Purchase. A Prohibition resolution was canned Mr. R. Watkins, Swansea, said there were four or five ten-i-perulce programmes now in Wales, and he suggested that a national conference of tlio different see, tions be called. CINEMA DENOUNCED, The Rev. W. Trevor Jones, Llanelly, strongly denounced the cinema, and said he preached against it as strongly as he preached against the drink. It was damnation to religion, and he thought his (llvn church would in a few years lay down that no meanber was allowed to enter a cinema. Disagreeing with this sweeping condem- nation, the Rev. Evans Jones, Skeweii. caid there wera many pictures shown which they should welcome. A resolution was passed in favour of the censor shin of, films DfSENFRANCHISEMENT OF C.O.'S. I A resolution wa's submitted by Mr. K Watkins. Swansea, regretting that the Government should have allowed the clause for the disenfrancliisnment of con- scientious objectors. The resolution was carried wiith four dissentients. On the proposal of the Rev. J. H. Parry, Ll-ansamlet, a strong protest wag made against a re-opening of the Disestablish- ment question,
BRENTA BATTLE BRENT A BATTLE
BRENTA BATTLE BRENT A BATTLE ￼ 8 G ATTACKS STOPPED FRENCH GUNS iN ACTION ITALIAN OFFICIAL. ROME, Tuesday. During yesterday, the seventh day of the battle between the Brenta and the Piave, the enemy concentrated his efforts almost exclusively on Mount Solarolo salient. At eleven a..m., after several hours of most violent fire, extending from the Col dell Orso to Porte de Salton, the enemy launched two attacking columns. The former, which advanced from the south-eastern slopes of Mount Spinoncia, caught by our artillery and the most effec- tive concentrated fire of the French bat- teries, was forced to stop and give up the attack before getting in contact with our line. The latter, consisting of a whole divi- sion of German Jager, preceded by assault detachments, made a direct a.nd decided thrust against Mount Solarolo and the north slope of the head of the Cabcino valley. Our troops put up the most stub- born resistance, and the enemy, after a desperate struggle, badly cut up by the fire, and worn out by counter-attacks, was obliged to suspend the action u.r..d return to his own lines. We captured prisoners and some machine- guns. In the Col della Berretta region a thrust on the part of the enemy infantry was promptly crushed by fire. On the remainder 01 the front fighting activity kept very moderate.
AERODROME BOMBED. And Dump in Belgium Also I Hit. PRESS BUREAU, Wednesday. The Secretary of the Admiralty makes the following announcement:— On the night of the 18th December a bembing laid WttS carried out by naval aircraft on Engei Aerodrome and dump. Several bombs bnrst close to the sheds I of the aerodrome, and several direct hits are reported on. the dump and railway sidings. One enemy aircraft was shot down in flames and one out of control. All our machines returned safely.
MOONSHJNE GROWS. I 11 Moonshine wa.,s a great success on Tuesday night in the Grand Theatre, Swansea. The house was a large one, and the children never performed better. „,The Leader prophecy that "Moonshine" gets better each evening is being fulfilled.
I SAVE OR STARVE I
I SAVE OR STARVE. New Year is the tin for making good resolutions, the sea~on n-nen we all turn over a new leaf and begin a clean shoot.. Waste iio fo,)
AT AMMANFORD COURT
AT AMMANFORD COURT. Sharp words were exchanged between the Chairman of the Ammanford Bench (Mr. Dd. Richards) and a defendant at the weekly cessions. Contesting, a school attendance summons on the ground of his child's illness, the defendant Pantyfiynon) admitted that the child was sent for messages to the shop. Chairman: Ii she has gastric catarrh, she is not fit to go for messages either. Defendant: Do yo-u know what catarrh is? Chairman: Yes. I think you have got it. Defendant: You must not go by the fiiyiis. He concluded, "If you go against me it will be an insult to the medical pro- fession." Chairman: You will be lei off on payment of costs, and you can appeal if you like. Defendant: Yes, I will appeal.
SCROLL OF FAME I
SCROLL OF FAME. I In a further list of awards for bravery ii the field Welsh soldiers receive four liars to Military T' dais, 39 Military Medals (of which 19 go to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers), and 19 Meritorious Ser- vice Medals (throe of which ?a to the Royal Welch FusiiK-rs and three to the We]?h E?impnt). Local winners include I the following:- I XTILIT, "'i MEDAL. j 128277 Onr. J. Dal..v. R.F.A., Swansea. 49945 Sgt. E. I. Evans, R.W.F., Kidwelly. 52175 Sec.-cpl. (a cpl.) D. W. Jones, R.E., Carmarthen. 40083 Pt. W. T. Jones, R.W.F., Carmar- then. 56735 Pte. T. Morgan, R.W.F., Swansea. t MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. 14661 Sgt. J. D. Davies, Welsh Regiment, Pembroke. Mrs. Pickett, of 27, Well-street, Green- I hill, Swansea, has received official intima- tion of the death ht sea of her son. Stoker N' R Stokkr Pick?,tt George Pickett, RN .R. Stoker Pickett was 19 years of age, and before enlisting was employed at the Hafod Isha Works. Pte. Thomas J. Evans, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, elder syn of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Evans, Cartrov," Penvilia-road, Bryn- hyfryd. Swansea, is now home on can- I valescent leave from a North of England hospital, after having been wounded in JI the head by shrapnel, in France. Pte. Evans is an old Municipal Secondary School boy. ilte. T. Morris Williams was wounded 011 the 8th hist in the operations near Cambrai, and lie is now a patient at the Lincoln City Hospital. Pte. Williams was a solicitor at Llanelly. News has been received by Mrs. Annie Thomas, Marble Hall-road, Llanelly, that her husband. Gunner Robert Milton Thomas, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action. The widow is left with one child. Mr. John Bowen Tvssul House. Llan- dilo, has received news of the death in action in France of his son, Pte. Fred. Benjamin Bowen, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
i 1 1 ru viERLILSS
i 1 1% &% ru viERLILSS ———— o Swansea's Queues A TEST OF LOCAL LEADERSHIP It was heart-rending to see the child- ren in the cold and wet weather cling- ing on to their mother in the queues, something should be ciallo to stop them. The committee were absolutely power- less in the mattP-r.-Chairman of the Swansea Food Control Committee (see Page 2). But is the committee powerless in the matter? We have during the last few weeks suggested that there are remedies in its hands. To-day's second leader ia the Times supports that view. The Times says that the problem can and must be solved in the main by local effort. Queues are due to the present concentra- tion .t, f.U"Kl in a comparatively email number of shops possessing storage facili- ties (continues the Tunes.") All this is a matter for local control, and especially for the provision of more retail accommodation and more hands behind the counter. We repeat our suggestion that the local authorities have ready to their hiJud both ample room for storage and a very Laq;.e reserve, of untapped vol- unteer labour i.n the women who can give but two -or three hours daily to public work. The ppwers (of the local committees) are largd already, and in many cases are not recognized, or at any rate not exer- cised. What is really needed most at this moment is enecti va action by ener- getic local communities. which might serve as an example in other parts of the country. Chesterfield, like Birming- ham, has begun by extending the sugar- card system to butter, margarine, and tea. That means at least an end of the queue habit." There should be no pos- sibility henceforth of any unfair distri bution of theoo staple commodities, aither through favour or through importunity. It remains, as we believe, to increase the number of places at which they can be issued—that is, to organize more etor- age accommodation and a corps of part- time voluntary labour; unci here we may point to the example of Sheffield, whero the closing of the schools has enabled their staffs to take part in the work of organization. Theso great towns, and then* may bp many others, are plainly grappling with a dangerous evil in the. right spirit and on sound lines. It is a great opportunity to test the capacity of local leadership. ————— ————— DEPLORABLE." Swansea Councillor and the Queues At Swansea Borough Council '"i V\ nesday, Mr. Wm. Owen called atteirti .fi to the deplorable state of affairs in the town witli regard to the queue system. That morning, he said, children in the queues had actually fainted as th'e result o- the cold weather. Surely anything eould be better than the present state of affairs. If the mothers did not go to the queues then the children would be sent, and as a result their education would be neglected. He appealed to the Food Con- trol Committee to take this matter eeri-1 ously in hand at once, and decide upon some arrangenwnt with the Food Con- troller. What he would be glad to kcow was how the poor people had to stand in queues whilst the middle class did not. ThQ. Mayor eaid they all deplored the state of things, and had been trying to get matters remedied.' Capt. Morgan Thomas, of Cardiff, was expected to ad- dress a representative meeting at Swan- sea on Thursday, and he (the Mayor), hoped there would be a good attendance. He intended going to london on Friday to seo Lord Rhondda. He thought it was a great shame so many of the multiple shops received plenty of supplies, while some of the small shops could get none. If they could only get the Government to more eupplit-s to Swansea the town would soon arrange an equitable basis of distribution.
HER UNCLES SAVINGS 0
HER UNCLE'S SAVINGS. ——— 0.- Little Girl Charged With I Stsaiing L-ju. An eleven-year-old girl was at Swansea oti Wednesday charged with stealing £79 from her uncle, Wm. Thomas, at Pontar- dulais, during December. Catherine Hop- kins (36), a married woman, was charged with receiving S5. Mr. Henry Thompson defended Mrs. Hopkins. Win. Thomas said on Saturday the 12t.h of last month, he examined his ea vings, which amounted to £148. On the 28th of the month he examined the wallet and found £79 missing. Mr. Thompson said the child bad hand- fuls of notes. He could not understand the tradesmen not having their sus- picions. lie described the girl as acting like a sort of fairy godmother." Mrs. Hopkins was bound over in £ 50, and the girl in -LIO, the uncle promising to take care of her.
CLYDACH CHARGES FAIL1
CLYDACH CHARGES FAIL. At Swansea on Wednesday, before the Swansea County Bench, Charlotte Lewis, I (38), Clydac?h, WM summoned for making a falie statement to obtain separation allowance, and using a false written state- ment to obtain the allowance.—The cases wore dismissed.
POPE AND JERUSALEM I
POPE AND JERUSALEM. ROME, Monday Night. According to the Mevssagero" the Pope wr.il address a circular letter to aU bishops in belligerent states saying that if any Christian country assists the Turks in an attempt to reconquer Jerusalem it will be condemned by the Vatican.-Reuter.
KASERS INTERVIEW I
KA!SER'S INTERVIEW. I Sensational Statements That Were i Suppressed. The New York Tribune publishes an account of an interview with the Kaiser on his yacht in 1908. He pre- dicted a world war. Wilhelm attacked the Catholics of Germany and elsewhere, England, King Edward, and the Jap- anese, boasting of victory, pledging him- self to free the Holy Land from the in- fidel, damning the Japanese and the Anglo-Japanese Alliance and so forth. The interview was, however, suppressed. It is expected the interview will be fully published shoi-tly.
j A GERMAN CLAIM. The Germans, ia ttl-dar6 official re- port, claim to have taken 2,000 pric- tmere, 38 officers, on the Italian front. i i ( i ) -? t COMMERCE OF THE DAY. METAL MARKET. London. Wednesday.—Coocer. 110 to 1104 cash and three months. Tin. J08 to 309 cash; 293 to 299 three months. Foreign lead, 395— 29J. Spelter. 54—50. IRON MARKET. Wolverhampton, Wednesday.—There is pressure for both pi? iron an" foundry iron, and makers cannot keeJ) pace with I the demand. The absence of authoritative pronouncement on price adjustments con- tribute to the unsettled conditions in prac- tioally all branches, and as a. consequence, gales are restricted. Steel is- scarce, espe- daily billets and wire rods. Steel btrip and scrap are in urgent reauest. while small iron is increasingly difficult to obtain. Marked bars are in demand at £15 Os.. merchant Qualities realising £1:> 15.; "n:all rounds are quoted X17 lQ. iiid a moderate trade is done in puddled bare at between j €12 and ElS
TODAYS WAR RESUME
TO-DAYS WAR RESUME Leader Office, 4.50 p.tnt Last night a fleet of 20 enemy aeroplanes took part in a raid on this country. Six of the raiders reached London, and one or two are down. The casualties in London were ten killed and 70 injured. Outside London five were injured. The material damage was not serious. Our Naval Air Service has bombed Engel aerodrome and dump. several direct hits being reported One of the enemy aero- planes was shot down in Games and another came down out of control. Last night on the Western front we sur- prised and dispersed hostile reconnoitr- ing parties. An old French cruiser which was being used as a transport was sunk by sub- marine on December Uth. All the pas- sengers and troops were saved. A Washington message says that the American submarine F1 was rammed and ftunk by another U.S. submarine in a fog. There are five survivors of the Fl, and 19 are in,
TGDAYS EtVS IN BRIEF
TG-DAY'S EtVS IN BRIEF Croydon hairdressers have resolved never to return to the pre-war hours of business. A pound of sugar and three boxes of matches were prizes at a Bermondsey whist drive. Farmers are being urged to take every precaution in the selection and use of their grain ior seed purposes. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, who has been re-elected chairman of the Clackmaiinan Parish Council, has held the office con- tinuously for 47 years. Twelve dolls, each dres.sed for every month of the -.r, is the gift of a lady to the' British Women's Hospital Depot at 121, Old Bond-street. They are to be eold ac 1!1 Is. each. At the meeting of the Swansea Chamber^ o: Commerce on Friday afternoon the fol- lowing new members will be balloted for: Messrs. E. A. Fishwick and Herbert L. Morgan. A vice-president will also ba nominated.
LATE MISS SAILS
LATE MISS SAILS. impressve Last Rites at Mumbles. The great loss sustained by a large circle of friends and acquaintances by .the death of Miss Gwladys Gwendoline Sails, the eldest daughter Of Mr. R. L. Sails, J.P., and Mrs. Sails, Glan-yr-Onen, Mumbles, was evidenced at Mumbles on Tuesday, when the funeral ￼ when the fiineral took place at the Mumbles Cemetery. Throughout the neighbourhood every sign or respect was shown. Blinds were drawn ia all houses, and although the fimeral •v.vs piVMSte friends vould n bcar a k'ndipg the laGt sad rites at the grav^i de. A cheerful and optimistic soul, the de- ceased lady was to the fore in healthy amusements, and was a prominent mem- ber of the Swansea Ladies' Swimming; Club. Her kindly disposition led her to take up Red C rs". work, which she did with her usual whole-heartedness, and ill her efforts to ease the pain of others, she broke down in health herself. By her N death the ctaiff cf the Victoria and Dany-; j graig Red Cross Hospital have lost a sin- cere and loving worker, and the Tommiea' have lost a gentle and well-beloved helped and friend. Gathered at the graveside were several nurses with whom the late Miss Sails had; ministered to the needs of our gallant boys, and the presence of these nobli ladies spokfc eloquently of their regar4 for their did colleague. The Rev. Harold Williams conducted the last solemn service, and the body eiK closed in a coffin of plain oak was buried ia the family grave. THE MOURNERS. The mourners wero:—Mr. R. L. Sails (father), Mr. W. H. Jones (uncle), Mr. W. A. Hill (cousin), Mr. Blough, Mr. W. Ed- wards, Major Harries and Mr. liar. greaves. Amongst the numerous company pre- sent were Messrs. J. Protheroe (shipper, iiwanncaegurwen Colliery Co.), W. Ed- > wards (asistunt Secretary), A. Roderick, H. H. Davies and C. H. Lloyd (office st-aff). r Hargreaves (assistant manager), T. > Bartholomew (mechanical engineer), E. W. Evans (clerk), R. W. Evans (store- keeper), R. Richards (registrar), A. W. E.Wynne (president-elect ^Swansea Qham- her of Commerce), J. B. Mend us, Dr. Morton (Revnoldston), John Owen (Rey. I holdston), R. W. Tarr (Mumbles), Ciough (Mumbles), W. r. Hulley, E. Margrave, D. Rees (Llanelly)v C. E. Handyside. and G. Meyhew. Mrs. Furneaux and Mrs. R. Perkins wero also present, representing the Dany- cosd and Victoria Red Cross Hospitals, together with a detachment of the nurees. In addition, Quartermaster A. L. Fur- reaux and Assistant Quartermaster J. E. Rowlands, representing the V.A.D., who were accompanied by detachments of orderlies, were present. FLORAL TRIBUTES. Wreaths were sent from the following:- Mother and Dad, Rona and Kirby, Auntie Nellie, Gwen. Ella, and William, Uncl« Harry and Auntie Annie, Mr. G. F. King, From all at Danycoed, Swansea Ladies' Water Polo Club,Winnie uhd r-Fopsy, Mrs, Jones and Jess, Mabel and Marjorie, Mr. and Miss Clough, Mr. W. Edwards, MiGa Nott and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Austin. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. E. Wynne, Eileen and Nesta, Oysterrnouth Church- men's Club. Mr. and Mrs. C. Cleevee, Mrs. Owen Thomas and the Misses Thomas, Mr. D. Gwynne Hughes, Eileen and F. Cook, Mrs. H. Henderson, Mr. and MIS. Paul Cocks, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Daviee. Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Harries, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Henderson and family, Mr. and' Mrs. R. W. Tarr, C. Handyside and a few friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harris. Mr. and Mrs. A. Richards, Mr. S. Stephens. Mrs. and Mir-s Smale, Mr. F. Le Bars and family, Mrs. Trick, Dorothy and May, and the directors of the Gwauncaegurwen Colliery Co. The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. D. C. Jones and Son, Castle- square, Swansea.
At a conference of West Wales Co- operative Societies at Swansea, Mr. O. T. Hopkins (Burryport) protested against the way in which the co-operative In ment was being side-tracked into a cam- paign of personal abuse against Mr. Lloyd George. The co-operative move- ment had received more recognition from the present Government than from any, previous Government,