Collection Title: Cambrian Daily Leader
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I 'The "Cambria Daily Leader" gives later news than any paper published in this dis- I J trict.
r 0 — The London Office of the "Cambria Daily Leader" is at 151, Fleet Street (first floor), where adver- tisements can be received i up tt) 7 o'clock each evening for insertion in the next day's issue. TeL 2276 Central. ■*
FIVE ATTACKS FAIL
FIVE ATTACKS FAIL fight for Vaux. VIOLENT BATTLE ENDS BAOL V FOR FOE oIj" Germans' Great Losses. Paris, Toeeda,y-To-day'sFre,nch official review of events says;— The Germans have again suffered a sanguinary defeat. Tho French artillery lias decimated the attacking troops who were once again trying to capture the positions of Mort Homme. Discussing the situation of the French iront, Lieut .-Colonel Itousset writes in the "Petit Parisien": It is utterly in- correct to say. as the president of the Reichstag remarked, that at this moment German generals aiv causing our front to waver. The truth is this front has not wavered in tho least, neither to the ea'st nor west. If it had, the enemy, instead of standing fast, would have tried to give the coup-dc-grace. For nearly 25 days lie has exhausted himself in a vain search for the point where he can drive us in. TO-DAYS OFFICIAL NEWS. The following French official commu- nique, issued from the French Headquar- ters, was published by the Press Bureau on Friday afternoon:- To the west of the Meuse the bombard- ment slackened in the course of the night in the region of Belhincourt—Curnieres. Following the sanguinary repulse of yes- tenlay's attack, the enemy has not re- ncwed the attempts on Mort Homme Hill. To the el,f of the Meuse a recrudescence of the bombardment was followed about Ill. y L- series of Very violent infantry engagements, conducted against our posi- tions in the village of Vaux. Five Successive Attacks. rive successive attacks with large effec- tives vem launched by the Germans in iiiis region without any success—two asjainst villag"e, two others against 'he slopes of tho crest which fort surrounds. Finally a bst attempt was made to de- bouch from the sunken road to the south- t>;¡.,j-.Df the village of Vaiis- Ail of these attacks were broken bv our curtain fire, and our machine guns cost the enemy heavy sacrifices. In the Woevre there is nothing fre,h to report, beyond reciprocal cannonades in all parts of the sector. To the wpst of the Pont a Mousson, a ?oup-de-main on the salient of the enemv liuee; on the Bois de Mont mart re enabled ns to bring back some prisoners and inflict some losses on the enemv. If The night was calm on the rest of the front. SUCCESSES ON LOOS FRONT. Press Bureau, Thursday. 10.31 p.m.—The fallowing telegraphic dispatch has been to ceived: — Genera! Headquarters. Vranee, March Hi11, !1.1() p.m. Last night the enemy made a feeble demonstration with bombers near the HohenzoUern Redoubt. To-day we sprang mines, one at tho Double Grassier, south-west of Loos, with good effect. There has been considerable activity with firtillery on hofh sides about Loos ttnd Ypres.
TORPEDOED OR MINED n
TORPEDOED OR MINED n Mad Deed of Sinking the Tubantia. Amsterdam, Friday .—The Xiouwe Rllt LerdéllllcJl, Couiant" considers that whether the Tubantia was torpedoed or mined, one could not he hardly worse than the other. It Fays the ship was one of the few which must be known to every sailor, and every responsible belligerent at wa must have been aware the vessel would moor at the Hinder Lightship last night. Consequently when the iorpedo was fired at haphazard in the dark, who- ever gave the order must have known with great probability, if not with certainty, that he had the hest possible chance of hitting the Tubanita. No words, the journal adds, can bp found to qualify this mad deed, for which the German Daval administration must be held responsible.
VON TIRPHrS HEALTH
VON TIRPHrS HEALTH Further Retirements Antici- pated in Germany. Reports received from Berlin state that Admiral A-on Tirpitz's eondilion has given rise to serious uneasiness He is suffering from collapse caused by overwork, but the Govermuent, have not wished to make the Dews of his illness public. Owing, however, to the meeting of the Reichstag ^jyhich the admiral was naturally unable to attend, and also to the serious nature of his illness, the news of his retirement had to be announced. No bulletin has been issued regarding the admiral's immediate condition, and all references to his illness have been unmercifully censored from the GermuD ^papers- A More Resignations. Genera, Thursday.—According to a Ber- lin report the resignation of von Tirpiks will be folioVed shortly by that of Dr. von Bethmann-HoIIwegr, the Imperial Chan- cellor. VOll Tirpitz's retreat is considered a victory for President Wilson in neutral countries. Prince Bulow is also diplomatically 111 at Lucerne, and it is stated is leaving shortly for Germany.
Tho funeral of the late Mr. John Mor- ris. Windsor Lodge, Swansea, father of Mrs. David Matthews, will take place on Monday at Danygraig. The arrange- ments are in the hands of Messrs. D. C. Jones and Son. S-wawea.
TORPEDO EVADED 01
TORPEDO EVADED 01 FRENCH LINER ESCAPES A GER- MAN PIRATE New York, Thursday.-Tho French liner Patria, with 900 passengers, including 20 ii Americans, has arrived here. The captain reports the fhip was at- tacked without warning by a submarine off Tunis, the torpedo passing within 20 i'eet of the stern. I KHEDIVIAL LINER SUNK. Paris, Wednesday.- News has been re- ceived here of the arrival at a port un- named of the steamer City of Exeter, with 33 of the crew of the British steamer Alansouda (? Mansourah), recently sunk. The Mansour?h was a stecl screw steamer of 1,432 tons, owned by the Khedi- vial Mail S.S. and Graving Dock Co., Ltd. (Lord E. Hamilton malvlGT), of London. I Survivors Landed. I Amsterdam, Thursday (delayed).—A special train containing a large number of survivors from the Tirbantia's passengers and crew arrived here at about 11 o'clock last night from the Hook of Holland. Among the travellers were the American Consul at Stuttgart, Mr. Schilling and his wife and daughter. According to Mr. Schilling the vessel was not torpedoed hut struck a mine. At the moment of the explosion the vessel was not actually | stopped. She only came to a standstill tw minutes after the explosion. The vessel soon heeled over and the passen- gers and crew rushed on deck, leaving their belongings behind. All the pas- sengers' luggage was lex'-t. The Torpedo Seen. I The Hague, Friday.—The Ministry of Marine announces that the affidavits made by the first and fourth officers and the look-out man of the Turbantia show that the steamer was hit by a torpedo, The white wake caused by a torpedo was clearly seen by them, and the explosion amidships followed. The ship was struck about two metres beneath the water-line on the starboard side.
I ALUESIN CONFERENCEI
I ALUESIN CONFERENCE I Importance of the Com?ng Meet?g ? Ro?e. I Conferences of representatives of the Allied Governments have already been held in London and Paris. The next meet- ing of the kind, to which great importance is attached, will be held in Lome. Mr. Lloyd George will represent the British Government, and it is hoped that Sir EdA-iii-il will also be in a position to make the journey. The conference will take place soon, but the exact date has j no: been fixed. The meet ins may have im- portant political results.
t Dr v rpf USA ARMY IHGHEASED
t Dr\ v r-pf. U.S.A ARMY IHGHEASED Troops Cross the Mexican Frontier. Washington, I)oiit, 5.000 rnited States troops are reported to have crossed the Mexican border yesterday in two detachments. It is expected that it will be some time before fb<\v get into touch with the elusive Villa. j The disposition of Mexicans in general towards the enterprise continues to be in- tent h- scrutinized. It is realised that the forces at the disposal of General Funston, f o r- t icl ( l i?z- if perhaps adequate to hunt down Villa, would ho totally inadequate t.o deal with anvthing likp a serious coalition between the Villistas and the Carranzistas. I Increasing the Army. I The pr?s
E R L A L E I GENERAL CALUENi RETIRES
E- R- -L -A -L -E GENERAL CALUENi RETIRES Paris, Tbu.-?tny.G?:Pra l G.iUicni has ￼ Giillicni llas j resigned owing to ill-heaHh. ilf. Briand has accepted the decision, with regret.
j COFFEE SHORTAGE Id GERMANY
j COFFEE SHORTAGE Id GERMANY. Amsterdam, Thursday.—Owing to ?P gro?in'? scarcity of eoii'ee, the general com m and in$j Province of Urandpub?r? has de,?,rE?o ha t no raw cofTpe shall be sold by retailers, and more than half a pound of roasted coffee must not be sold to one purchaser.
TALES fROM TURKEY
TALES fROM TURKEY. Amsterdam, Thursday.—An official communique, issued m Constantinople, On March 13th and llta four cruisers and two torpedo boats separately fired some shells at different times on the ell- virons ot Tek1œ Burun. They were compelled by our artillery to withdraw. One of our aeroplanes attacked the enemy aeroplanes with madÜnp gun fire and forced them to fly to Imbros on the evening of March Jth, in the neigh- bourhood of the binding stage of Akabab. 7nnTn-
GERMMV'S FINANCES Amsterdam, Thursday.—Iu the Budget diseussiou in the Reichstag, Dr. Hellferch maintained that German finances were on a solid foundation. Up to the present the country bad been equal to all the demands of a gigantic war in an unprecedented manner, and showed superior finances to the strongest enemy. England had not much capital at her dis- posal beyond paying interest on war debts. A 500,000, (W0 marks increase on the Im- perial revenue was not a burden the Ger- man people was unable to lwar. In peace tim* Germany had at her disposal reserves of l> £ es such as no other country pos- f^wsed. Germany was sound financially.
ITHE NEEDS OF THE ARMY I0
ITHE NEEDS OF THE ARMY. I.0 RECRUITING CONFERENCE I EXTENSION OF ACE LIMIT FOR BACHELORS POSSIBLE. MARRIED MEN'S POSITION A conference will take place on Satur- ) "'ress at the day, says iho* Press A ssociation, at the War Office between the higher military authorities and the recruiting commanders of the army aravs throughout the country, There is reason to believe that a fur- will take place on Mon- day to conh'id?r what steps shall be taken to s"iii-e the supplies cl? recruits which are necessary to maintain, tlw Nquire-I mente, of the armies in the field. The present agitation by the attested married men, and the indefinite postpone- ment of the call to the nine married groups (N-os. 33 to 41) has, it is stated, I interfered with the. War Office arrange- ments. A news agency is responsible for the statement that there is re?-on to believe that the men in Groups 12 to 46' (ages 36 to 40) will not be invited to join the Colours at all. This statement should be accepted with the greatest reserve, in I view of Lord Kitchener's recent state- ment. Another subject which is likely to en- gage attention is the need for an exten- sion of the age limit for single men. Proposed New Age Limit. I The postponement of the call to the mar- ried men has raissd in an acute form the question of extending the military age, probably to 45. It is understood that such an extension is strongly favoured by the military authorities, but no decision has yet been come to, and will not, it is stated, until the position of thp married men has been further considered. On Saturday the authorities will begin dealing with the last eleven groups of the single men who attested under the Derby scheme and the last eleven numbers of the "classes"—that is, the men who did not respond to the call, but are, under the Military Service Act, "deemed to have <>nlj5tHl."
THE POWERS ￼ New Phase of Campaign of Hunnish Devilry. According to a writer in the Petrograd paper, Russkovo Slovo/' the Germans have sjtecial detachments of poisoners, who are specially drilled. V«hen our men arc brought to a standstill by their wire entanglements they throw from the trendies special crackers filled with a poisonous powder. A slight flash is seen when the cracker strikes the ground, and clouds of powdery material fly in all directions. Thp air all round soon becomes im- pregnated with poisonous gas, the snow becomes brown, the soldier's eyes re filled with water, breathing is difficult, and the Ipast scratch becomes a danger- ous wound. Moustaches and beards are siirivelled up owing to, the effects of the On these occasions our soldiers run aside eK rapidly as possible, and seize handfuks of (-Ieran snow, with which they scrub their faces and wash the gas from their skin, eyebrows, and hair."
IGERMAN SHIPS SEIZED I e
I GERMAN SHIPS SEIZED e Portugal's Example to be Fol- lowed by Other Countries. In the Bouse of Commons on Thursday Sir Edwaro Grey announced that Italy as | well a,s Portugal is requisitioning all the German liners which have been lying in her ports fine* the war began and is to use them to their utmost. These total ?>(>, of It:?,000 tons, and their Vallit, has been estimated at near £:1,000,000. Some of them arc large vessels. It is understood that the Brazilian Government, lias decided to requisition nil German interred in Brazilian ports. (They number 1.:1; one tried to escape from Para on Wednesday but failed). This action is believed to be con- temnlated in consequence of serious diffi- culties which have been experienced in obtaining transport from r-,ra,il to all pa.rtf; of the world. In this connection it is worthy of note that the Germans have seized d stiil hold c-ffce to the value of some 17.(100,000 belonging to the San Paulo (Brazil) Gov- eminent. The Germans have persistently j disregarded the offoris made by the Bra- zilian Government to obtain tho release I of thi6 coffee.
I SEW TREASURY NOTES
I SEW TREASURY NOTES I Something 'Less Dingy5 Than Those Now in Use. The Treasury are considering designs for new issues of ?1 and !?s notf?. It Ims already b'?en decided that new issues shall be made and only the designs remain to be settled. Both denominations will be very differ- ent from those at present in circulation, The object, it is stated, is to produce something less dingy than tho present notes, which, after a little handling, pre- sent anything hut au attractive appear- ance. Instead, therfore, of the black and red which represent the sole colours of tho present issues we may shortly expect notes "printed in four or five colours, and of more ornamental design. Incidentally, the more decorative nature of the new notes will to a greater extent safeguard th-em against the art of the counterfeiter. It lias recently been assorted that the Treasury were about to issue a 5s. note, but we are officially informed that this statement is without foundation.
IREPLACING MALE LABOUR
I REPLACING MALE LABOUR. ( We lmclerstand that. official inquiries are being made at works in Swansea and < district a.s to how far the labour of young i men may be replaced by female labour.
I NONUNIONIM STOPPED 0i
I NON-UNIONIM STOPPED 0 ALL MINERS TO JOIN AN I I ORGANISATION I At a conference hold at the request of the Government in London on Thursday between the South Wales ooalowners and representatives of the South Wales Miners' Federation, under the chairmanship of Sir George Askwith, it was decided, with a view to preventing restriction of output in the Welsh coalfie-lds by strikes on the non- unionist question during the war, that the workmen employed at the collieries shall be required to become members of one or other of the recognised trade unions. The coalowners consented that notices to this effect should be posted at the 700 col- lieries, or thereabouts, in the coalfields. If, notwithstanding such information, workmen fail to become members or cease to be members, and it becomes necessary to take t.L-p4,; with such men, the Miners' Federation is to be at liberty to apply to tho Coalowners' Association for assistance in carrying out the terms of the agree- ment. 0 of difficilticq arising 7 'hich In the event of difficulties arising which cannot be amicably settled, the dfficnlty will be reported to the Chief Industrial Commissioner for acton by his Depart- ment. Satisfactory Solution. Mr. Tom Richards, M.P., general secre- tary of the South Wales Miners' Federa- tion, said the agreemmt ?ae certainly "the most ?at?factory solution of a very serious difficulty.
MILITARY REVOLT FEARED I
MILITARY REVOLT FEARED I Critical Situation Reported in Bulgaria. A special wire to the London "Star" from Mr. R. Mackenzie, Daily News ? correspondent, dated Rome, Friday, eays: News has reached here confirming tho, story that the internal situation in Bul- garia is critical. A military revolt, backed, up by the civil population, is feared.
i FOUR REASONSI
FOUR REASONS Why Germans UndertooK the I Verdun Offensive. Paris, Thursday, March 16th.—Pro- fessor Sidonie Paes, late Portuguese Minister at Berlin, declared in an inter- view last night:— Fou" reasons actuated the Verdun offensive:— „ I'irst, Germany realises now that the war must be settled on the weet front. Secondly, she wanted to influence the j people in favour of the new war loan floated on March 4th, the offensive beginning on February 26th. Third, to show neutrals that Ger. many can still afford to sacrifice nion on an offensive. Fourth^ to lead oS with a drive before tho Allies took the offensive. I -It is my impression that Berlin does not expe/'t to see* the German fleet leave Kiel during this wilr."
ST PATRICmfHIST DRIVE I
ST. PATRICmfHIST DRIVE Enjoyable Evening at St. i David's School, Swansea. In celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick a whist drive ajid social were held in St. David's School, Swansea on Thursday evening- There were seventeen tables at whist and IS hands" were played, the prizes being secured by the tolilwi-,ig:- 1st ladies (pair nf silver vaset>>, Mrs. Sprag- gon; Father W. D. Connelly ladies' booby (sil- ver frame,1. Miss E. \L Connor; gent's booby (tambourine). Mr. A. Bail. The prizes were given by Mrs. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell. Miss Louise Lewis,, and )! ies Champed. Mrs. Sprat.t. was Pri- titled to the first ladies' prize, but as her mother was the donor she yielded her right to the ucxt highest player. Dancing was afterwards indulged in in the Upper classroom, the accompanying music being supplied by Miss Mclnerny. Songs were contributed by Mrs. Berry, Miss Nellie Cham her1 and Miss Carrie. O'C'onnell, and a vioiin and piano duet by Mr. A. Jenkins and Miss Chambert. Mr. Kcleher and Air. F. S. Parker courteously discharged the duties of M.C. for whist and dancing respectively. Refreshments were served during an interval. The ladies responsible for organising the function were Mrs. Uotzinger, Mrs. Lehane. Mrs. Berry, Misses C. O'Connell. Baer, M. Roach, Oliver, Chambert, and Fa uquet.
FATHERS EXGITIMG CHASE
FATHER'S EXGITIMG CHASE Sketty Incident That Reads Like Cinema Plot. A most exciting incident occurred at Sketty on Tl:ursdav afternoon. Mr. Waldron, a baker, 'had left h litth daughter, not more than four years old. sitting in the bottom of his trap while he lefv for a moment, to deliver bread. It was near the tram terminus, and th" horse taking friglit at one of the cars, dashed off along the Sketty-road in thf direction of Swansea. Mr. Waldron, on set-ins what had happened, immediately mouuted a bicycle and rode off in pur- suit. Amid intense excitement on the. part, of many people in the vicinity the horse continued its career until it came near Kn>?l-avenue, when it was brought to a standstill by endeavouring to pass between the ledge and a car travelling to Sketty. People rushed to the spot and found the little girl still sittinp in the bottom oi the trap with a piece of choco- late in her hand. The Father's Chase. In the meanwhile her father had come upon the scene, and beiag unable, to steer clear of the obstacles callsed by the col- lision, was thrown from his bicycle, and came to the ground, but beyond a fgw bruises and damage to his clotliirg. I i t- was uninjured. The little girl was taken into a house in Long Oaks-avenue and after a time recovered from the shock. The, trap was badly damaged, and the lior<*e "was taken out of the ("art and the bread removed U another baker's I cart'tor delivery.
GIFT FROM THE GODS
GIFT FROM THE GODS. UPROAR IN REICHSTAG. SeClALlST LEADER'S REFERENCE TO INCIDENT THAT CAUSED WAR. SCENE AT PRUSSIAN DIET .ti Copenhagen, Friday.—Informal ".on re- c-eii ei-I from Berlin states that during the proceedings in the Reichstag, Liebkneebt occasional turbulent scenes. He claimed that the murder of the Archduke of Austria at Sarajevo was caught up by many in Germany as a gift from the gods The chairman called him t. order. The sitting prematurely closed amidst, great disorder, all except the Socialists leaviug the Chamber.—Exchange. Scene in Prussian Diet. Amsterdam, Friday.—Speaking in tho Prussian Diet last "Wednesday, the Soci- alist Deputy Herr Hoffman appealed to the House to work in the interest* of nuinanity instead of stirring up hatred amongst nations and helping in ths general destruction. Otherwise," he continued, t'xaperatjon and hunger will force the people of all countries to take their destiny into their own hands." His speech was marked with some dis- order, deputes of the right side of the House leaving in a body.—Router. FOR HOME CONSUMPTION. Dr. Helfrerich said Germany will, after the completion of the loan. ?4ain be the only belligerent who has covered his entire expenditure by long term loans, lie calculated tlie entire expenditure from the beginning of the war to March 31st, 1916. for the enemy at 100 to 105 milliard marks, and Germany's and their allies at 50 to 55 milliards. Thus the respective expenditures were as two to one. Germany would, he added, prove to spying foreigners that all hope of weak- ness among them was in vain. German troops had driven back the enemy at Verdun. They knew victory belonged to Germany, and those at home would COB- tribute to that victory.
JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE ————— Military Patrol Shoots Man Who Pelted Him. A military patrol who shot a man who threw stones at him on tne beach at Rye was at the inquest on Thursday found to be blameless. Private Tuck, of the Devonshire Regi- ment, said the man. Alma Axell. when carrying some planks on the beach, was challenged three times. What do YOll want?" he replied, and used bad lan- guage. When told that if he did not leave he would be arrested, he threw stones. lie warned the man to stand back, or lie would shoot. Axell then rushed at him and stooped to pick up some more stones. They were only about six yards apart, and as the man was about to throw more ston-es ft him. ho shot at him and he fell. He sent another private for assistance, but Axell died in a minute. He tired in self-de- fence. Axell was too cloee for him to fdioof at his ]<^gs. The superintendent of the police de- scribed Axell as a dangerous mail, and aid he would not keep off the beach. The jury returned a verdict of Justifi- able homicide."
A VISIT TO FRANCE
A VISIT TO FRANCE Mr. Ivor Gwynne Lectures to Large Fforestfach Audience. Again, at Cadle Chapel, Fforestfach, on Thursday evening, Mr. Ivor Gwynne, of Swaneea^ lectured on his vgit to France. This lecture grows very popular, and Mr. Gwynne is hooked for two or three, nights each week up to the end of April. The Fforestfach lecture was to have been given in the schoolroom, but the attend- i ance being so great the chapel had to be utilised. Lven the chapel proved too smal]; aisles, lobby and staircase were crowded. Mr. E. T. Lvans, who was to have taken the chair, being unavoidably absent, sent a cheque to the ?mjuitt?-.j i and?hK- p'?ac" was taken by Mr. Davie* j of Beech House. j Previous to the lecture there was a pre- sentation to about 31) men who had joined thr,, c<>Ioitrs'fi-om Fforestfach of letter cases, suitably inscribed with* the name and regiment to which each belongs. The Chairman, in the course of his remarks, Uasd that Fforestfach had sent 160 men, which was very creditable for the dis- trict. Mr. Gwynne read a letter he had re- ceived from one oi the Swanta Battalion, in which a desire was expressed to have a few mouth organs, and inasmuch as many Fforestfach men are in the Swan- sea Battlion, the committee decided to give ti 15. towards that object. The Chairman, af the close, mentioned that Mr. G-Jfynne was giving his services for nothing, and hoped that the lecture wouid be heard in all parts of South Wales. A vote of thanks to the- lecturer was heartily adopted, on the motion of Mr. Jenkins, seconded by Mr. Thomas. The pictures, iyider the capable manipula- tion of Mr. Dsvies, of Ynysforgan, turned out well, and a good ,111)1 was realised for lor.a! funds at Fforestfach. This is the third occasion on which Mr. I Gwynne's lecture bE been delivered.
INCREASED OLD AGE PENSIONS
INCREASED OLD AGE PENSIONS Our London Correspondent says: I hear there is a likelihood of a short Bill of an emergency character being introduced by the Government to amend 1118 law relating to old age pensions. On Monday Mr. McKenna is to be asked whether the Government has considered the proposal to increase these pensions or whether any other proposals for the relief of old age pensioners during the war are being con- sidered; and whether any recommenda- tions Iiave been made to local authorities in respect to this matter. In view of the present and prospective dimensions of public expenditure it hardly f-ooms prob- able that i iN- in respcct of o1 i ^age nensaous is contemplated.
THEWAR I I I
THEWAR I I I I Resume ef To-day s ￼ Messages. N I I z I I "Leader" Office 45.0 p.m. I A fresh German attack on Mort Homme has utterly failed, sanguinary losses being inflicted on the enemy. The French liner Patria narrowly averted being torpedoed off Tunis. Thcre wero ¡ 900 passengers on board An Austrian effort to regain positions taken by the Italians failed with heavy I taken by the Ita l ians failed with heai-?- Poison gas crackers are now thrown by the Germans against attacking Rue- sians.
IMPETUOUS ATTACKS I i
IMPETUOUS ATTACKS I — i AUSTRIANS FAIL TO RECAIN THE LOST TRENCHES I Rome, Thursday.—The official com-I munique issued from the Italian Head- quarters to-day is as follows:— On the Carso there was a desperate struggle for possession of the positions captured by us in the San Martino zone on Tuesday night. After violent artillery and rifle fire the enemy launched two impetuous attacks, getting right up to the edge of our new trenches, but was on each occasion vigo- rously repulsed, leaving the ground covered with dead bodies. In the morning the enemy's artillery re- newed the attack and maintained it with increasing violence until night, but tne firmness of our infantry and the constant and effetcive support of our batteries enabled us to hold the contested positions. Along the rest of the front our detach- ments continued their attacks, and by liomb-throwing wrecked the enemy's de- fences in several places, inflicting losses on him and causing some violent explosions —Reuter.
FATAL MORRISTON ACCIDENT
FATAL MORRISTON ACCIDENT ————— Death of Man Who Fell From Tramcar. George Hill, of 909, Neath-road, Swan- sea, met with a fatal accident at Morris- ton on Wednesday morning. He was at thp time travelling on a tramcar, and while the car was in motion he is said to have stooged to pick up something f,rom the board. He was thrown off and his head struck the road. lie was con- voyed to the Hospital, where he died on Thursday night. An inquest will be held.
L NWR BREAKDOWN
L. & N.W.R. BREAK-DOWN Goods Train Derailed Near Knighton. A serious mish-h-rr(>d to fhp fas4 I goods train which left S?ang?a Victoria I Station on Thursday evening for Shrews-- ) bury. Owing to some cause, at present 1\ unknown, the train, which carried cattle and general goods, became HPralM near Knighton. The permanent way was torn up for some distance, and the engine and I a number of wagon-" left the metals, some of the wagons being piled on the top of each other. The cattle escaped injury." Hrpakdown gang. w"rf' despatched from > Swansea and Shrewsbury, hut it. is esti- mated that it M ill take from 3f) to 48 hours to clear the liPP and repair the damage. All communication between South and Mid-Wales is held up, and the chances are that the vegetable, supply at Swansea Market on Saturday will be limited in consequence. -u..
I I SUPPLY OF fFAlDAU COALi j Il
I SUPPLY OF fFAlDAU COALi j ♦ l Agents' Reply to Swansea I Merchant's Statement. Messrs. Margrave and Co., Swansea, writes to the editor as follows:— Sir.—In your issue of the 11th inst. you refer to a statement, made to you by a well-known merchant to the ileffect that old customers who have tx-pn in the habit of getting Ffaldau coal have been told that it is impossible to supply them with that quality now. He goes on to say that the reason for this is that owners get a better price for shipment and would rather dispose of the coal in this way without caring for the wants of the home consumers. Your informant is evidently ignorant of the facts of the case, which, b.6 authorised agents, we can tell you are as foliow The entire output of Ffaldau (which unfortunately is down 27 per cent.) goes for house purposes, and old customers are getting their pro-rata quantities. It is absolutely untrue to suggest that any of it is sent for shipment in-order to get a better price. On the contrary, every pound is being cent for land sale at considerably less thani the cost of produc- I tion
1STANDARD SUSPENDS PUBLICATION 1
1 "STANDARD" SUSPENDS PUBLICATION. The "Standard" newspaper has sus- I pended publication; but the necessary steps have been taken to preserve the
SOUGHT FOB LOST EXPLORERSI I I
SOUGHT FOB LOST EXPLORERS. The death is announced at Portsmouth on Friday of Mr. David Charles Bargery, I' late chief gunner in the Royal Navy, ag°d SI. As a seaman he took part in tU2 search in the Arctic regions for Sir John Franklin, and in 1857 was with a party tent in search-J" Livingstone.
mm mvoLVio. Nesth Law Butt to Stand Over. The Appeal Ccrrrrt Ot Friday agreed to an interiocTitiOTy appeal from an order ót 31r. Justice Calwidge fa the ms& of G. Jowett Dros. r. the Noa-th Rural Diw trie*. Council standing over till Marfi- 27th. Thii sum involved is tie 4. said Mr. Cure Le-rrenca, was my larja —owe .J:2JfJ/Jî}). The jiafties woro fippr^iK'hiJi^ A flwttlocifciiT. lar-d tx4 sides consofifoi 00 tll-o -am0-.471. Tr.n:1 (d1 o&me Saturday, stiii-iuas o-nar. WtNDStm MEETING, jl1¡; 9 tó 4 (>11 ijelsiesixyrji. 1, Bs-niwarroctna 2, spotty$.—12 rag. lwiilr- -5 to < BaOiscantosla. S.5Q—thfck t. ToWW 2J M? BirT> fL.y .-r¡ M. j i S í- 4o i • ￼ Ff ■ I ? J