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lATEST VJAR NEWSI I
lATEST VJAR NEWSI I BRITISH SUHK.^ AR NE SUNK. I WESTERN BATTERIES BUSY. 1 RUSSIA'S RECOVERY. BRITISH SUBMARINE SUNK. The Press Bureau issues the following: The Secretary to the Admiralty makes the following ar.nounceraeiii": The enemy claim to hav-a sunk Siib- marine E7 (Lieut.-Commander Archibald D. Cochrane, R-X) off the Dardanelles, aud to have taken three officers and 25 lCen of the crew prisoners. As no news has been received from this submarine since 4tli September, it must be presumed that this report is correct.
HATTERIES BUSY ON THE WESTERNI FRONT
HATTERIES BUSY ON THE WESTERN I FRONT. London Tuesday.— Thi Press Bureau I states that the following French official communique has been received for pub. lication t Artillery activity was incessant on the western front during the night of the 1Sth-14th. In Artois, to the south of the Somme, on the canal from the Aisne to the I Marne, the bombardment was violent. French aviators bombed the station of Bensdorf and the cantonment of Chapelle in Argonne. PARIS, Tuesday. The following communique was issued this afternoon:- The artillery activity in Artois con- tinues- To the south of the Somme there was a reciprocal and particularly fierce bom- bardment in the neighbourhood of Till- olow, Chessier and Beauraignes. I Artillery engagements continue on the canal from the Aisne to the Marne, near Sapigneue and Godhe, in Champagne, and Chalons camp, and on the western border of the Argonne woods. At the Bois De Morte Mare our bat- teries silenced the enemy's machine guns and carried out an efficacious fire on cer- taic. parts of the German lines. The night wae calm on the rest of the front. I .Our aeroplanes bombarded the railway station at Bensdnrff Junction, near Morbauge, and the enemy's lines at Chapelle in Argonne, and Landemarch to the north of Ypres. PARIS, Thursday. The following official French com- munique was issued in Paris this after- noon:- Grenade fighting took place at the sap head in the sector of Neroville. The bom- bardment of the suburb of Arras pro- voked a vigorous reply by our artillery on the enemy's batteries and trenches. Mine fighting took place in the region of Frise (Somme). There was a cannon- ade during the whole of the night around Roye and Laesigny, where our shells caused a number of fires. In the region of Berry au Bac, in Cham- pagne, near St. Hilaire, and Auberive, 'in Southern Woevre, in the Vosges, at Ban de Sapt, the night was likewise marked by lively engagements.
RUSSIAN SUCCESS I
RUSSIAN SUCCESS. I The Russians in Galicia are maintain- ing their advantage, and they have forced Lhe Austro-German forces to re-cross the River Strypa, after inflicting 6erious losses upon them. On the Pripet the enemy driven west lia-s counter-attacked, but has gained no ground, and has lost many officers and men. Petrograd, Wednesday. To-night's official report -states:— East of Kovel we occupied Gulovitchi and Rudka Sitovitchskaiu, after stubborn resistance. On the front south of the Pripet the enemy, driven west, is counter-attacking. When we took Govablichtcha and Pogor- ialtz, north-east of Dubno, we captured 57 officers and 2,593 rank and file. On the Strypa, south-west of Tarnapol, we took Beniare. The enamy suffered great losses. A desperate battle raged on the Strypa, west of Trembovia, in the district of Bur- kanovsky wood and the village of Zlot- niki. Towards evening our troops broke through the wire entanglements and, dis- lodging tke enemy from his trenches witEt the bayonet, seized" the wood and village. The enemy crossed to the other bank of the Strypa. We took L-300 prisoners. German Claims. I Amsterdam, Wednesday.—The official communique issued in Berlin to-day says: Army Group of Marshal von Hinden- hurg.-Near the bridgehead west of Dvinsk fighting is proceeding. Near Soloki, south- west of Dvinsk, hostile cavalry were thrown back. On the Vilia, north-east and north-west of Vilna, hostile counter-attacks were reo- pulsed. East of Olita and Grodno our attack progressed. South of the Niemen the Bzszara was reached at several points. Some 900 pri- soners were taken. | Army Group of Prince Leopold of Bavaria.—The enemy was pushed back across the Bzszara. Army Group of Marshal von Mackenscai- -The pursuit of the enemy towards Pinsk is proceeding. The number of prisoners has increased to over 700. South-Eastern Theatre.—German troops Woodily repulsed hostile attacks. Germany's Hopeless Task. I Paris, Thursday—The "Echo de Paris" I eayo the effort of Marshal von Maken. aen? ajmies against Pinak is only being continued with the ?re&t?st lo6s%. On I both sides of the canal from the Bug to I the Dnieper the Russian rearguard is placing serious obstacles in the road of the invader, and to theee must be added the natural difficulties of the marshy ground. Our allies, the journal says, have made an enormous number of prisoners. In Galicia the position of our allies improve6 every day. I
GERMAN SCLAIM PINSKI
GERMAN SCLAIM PINSK. I The German official communique of Thursday states that in the Eastern theatre of war, the district betwean Pripet and Jasiolda and the town of Piaek, is in the hands of the Germans.
ITALIANS RESIST PRESSUREI
ITALIANS RESIST PRESSURE. I Romo, Wednesday.-The following official ooromumqus has been issued for pt.blica.t;ioll The enerriy, ,10 during the last few days has received big reinforcements, at- tempted at several points on the front to bring heavy pressure to hear against our lines by means of infantry attacks, pre- ceded and accompanied by violont artil- lery fire His efforts were useiass. Offensive movttueutti LtW. the es
FIERCE FIGHT FOR TOLMINO
FIERCE FIGHT FOR TOLMINO. Rome, Monday.—The following official communique is issued here- On the plateau north-west of Axeiero? enemy artillery bombarded our positions on Ucorite Marronia. maintaining the bombardment all through the night of the 12th, but without. achieving any result. During the same night the enemy delivered two attacks, against our lines in tha Upper Beinz Valley, but was repulsed en both occasions. Tn the Upper Isonzo our troops attacked strong positions remaining in the enemy's [possession on the eastern slope of the Plezzo Basin. We achieved marked results, notwithstanding the difficultift, o the terrain and the determined opposition of the enemy, supported by many power- ful batteries. In the Plavi zone detachments of the enemy transported in armoured cars from Gafizia attempted, a coup de main on the night of the 12th against our trenches; fcduth of the Zagora Tunnel- The stubborn defence of our troops and the fire of our mountain artillery repelled the attack.— Press Association War Special. Amsterdam, Monday.—To-day's Austrian official report says:— On the coastal front the fighting in the region of Flitsch and Tolmino continued with undiminished violence yesterday. All attacks were repulsed with heavy Italian dorses. Our troop3 again maintained all their positions. In the region of Flitsch during the forenoon a hostile attack on Rombon and an attempt to break through near the slope of Monte Rombon were unsuccessful. In the afternoon the enemy brought up troops from the south-west against Daworcek and Golobar Planina. In the evening this attack was repulsed. The Italian artillery at these points bom- barded their own concentrations of infantry with visible effect. In the Ursic region, where during Sat- urday's fighting the enemy lost more than 500 men. another attack miscarried yes-, terday afternoon. The Italians attacked the bridehead at Toliaino four times without result. On the Tyrolose front renewed advances against our position at Popena were with- out result. Before Geenzornecki there axe more than 100 dead Italians on the fielcl- Press Association War Special.
ITALY AND LORD KITCHENER I
ITALY AND LORD KITCHENER. I Rome, Thursday.—Profound satisfac- tion is expressed by all circles in Italy for the generous and discriminate appre- ciation of the achievements of the Italian Army made by Lord Kitchener in his speech yesterday, and by the British Press. It is felt to be only another ex- pression of the deep and long standing sympathy and friendship between the two nations, which is now having its practical outcome in the common struggle for justice and liberty against arrogant barbarism.
ZEPPELINS LATEST VISIT I
ZEPPELIN'S LATEST VISIT. Press Bureau, Tuesday, 5.10 p.m.—The directors of the Press Bureau have re- ceived the following statement, which is passed to the Press for publication:— A Zeppelin visited the East Coast last night, September 13th-14th. Bombs were dropped. Anti-aircraft gnns, fixed and mobile, were in action. So far as' can be ascer- tained there were no casualties, and no damage has been done. Three further cases of injury caused by the aeroplanes which visited the Kentish Coast yesterday have been reported, making a total of seven—one man and six woman-injured, two of the women seriously. Tuesday's German official contains the following:— Hostile aeroplanes dropped bombs on Trier, Moorchingen, Chateau Salins, and Dononeschingen. Near Donoueschingên a passenger train was attacked by a machine gun, some persons being killed. An aeroplane of the squadron operating over Trier (Treves) was shot down near Lommeiingen, south-west of Fentech.- Press Association War Special. Among the Baby Killers. The ready resource of a nurse at one of the hospitals in the Eastern Counties and London district discovered a way of dealing with Zeppelin raids which would lessen the glee of the baby-killers if it were known in Berlin. With the first deafening crash all the little inmates. frightened out of their sleep, cried for Sister." We'll have a Guy Fawkes night," the nilrse declared comfortingly, and all who were well enough and old enough to under- stand cheered. Chocolates in abuudance--the. chocolates that ordinarily are given out one at a time as a reward for taking nasty medi- cine—and a few crackers left over from last Christmas provided a. touch of festivity. And with the crash of each bomb or shell the chorus of The Fifth of November rose higher and higher. To another hospital, however, the dead bodies of five children were taken. The eldest was fifteen; others were ten, seven, and five, and the youngest a baby. The hissing Zeppelins. Further details of the reported disaster to a Zeppelin near Brussels last week are given below, and the evidence is certainly growing strong that one has met with disaster. In addition, it is stated that of five Zeppelins which passed westward over the Island of Ameland on Monday night (a raid by one Zeppelin on the East Coast that night is officially reported above ) only three were seen to return. Amsterdam, Tuesday. The (( TJ" learns from tho Dutch-Flanders frontier, concerning the accident to a Zeppelin near Berghom St. Galles (Brussels), that the airship was about to land when she collided with a chimney stack. The Zeppelin was completely overturned and destroyed. As nobody is allowed to approach the wrecked Zeppelin it is impossible to state what became of her crew, but it is gener- ally believed that the crew perished. A correspondent op the Island of Ameland states that only three of the five Zeppelins which sailed westwards yester- day evening returned this morning, cruis- ing in an easterly direction.—Press Asso- ciation War Special. Amsterdam, Tuesday. — .A telegram from Balk, itMhe province of Friesland, says that at Inree in the morning a big auship, supposed to be a Zeppelin. parsed over that place, proceeding east- wards.—Press Association War Special. The Hague. Tuesday.—A Zeppelin was sighted about ten o'clock yesterday even- ing above the coast of Scheveningcn, within Dutch territorial waters. The noise of the engines was audible from a long distance. Some of those who saw the airship declare they heard firing after she had disappeared in a south- westerly direction, apparently coming from Dutch troops-—R-euter.
I THE DESTROYED ZEPPELIN I
THE DESTROYED ZEPPELIN. Amsterdam, Thursday.—The Tele-I graai learns û, the Belgian frontier I that the real facts concerning the des- truction of the Zeppelin near Brussels are as followlS ;-The airship ascended at Etterbeek, but owing to a motor defect did not answer the helm, and her move- ments were erratic. The Zeppelin des- cended, and in doing so, touched the roofs of the houses and was severely damaged. She finally came to earth be- tween Zellie and Berchem. Four officers were killed.
ILOSSES IN GALLiPOLI
I LOSSES IN GALLiPOLI. In the House of Commons to-day, Mr. Tcnnant stated that the total casualties in the Mediterranean Force, including the Naval Division, up to Aut 15th, were as follows:— Officers. Men. Killed or died of wounds 1,130 16.478 Wounded 2,371 59,257 Missing 373 8,021 Total of officers and men 87,630
1 HEROISM IN GALLIPOLI RECOGI NISED
HEROISM IN GALLIPOLI RECOG- NISED. On Wednesday night the War Office igsued an additional list of awards to officers and mffi for gallantry in the field. Thev consist of the following decorations: I b.s.o Military Crow 9 Distinguished Conduct Medal 138 I Clap to Distinguished Con- I duct .Medal. 2 In all cases of awards to ofifcers con- tained in this list the services have been rendered with the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders. Two galla.nt actions now recognised dated so far back as October last year.. The Distinguished Conduct Medals have iri part been won in Gallipoli. A gallant company sergeant-major of the Durham Light Infantry and a. private of the Irish Guards have the rare honour of clasps to the medals they received earlier in the war.
GALLIPOLI CATUALTIES. I The following casualties are reported in I the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force I under various dates :— Kitlftrf R. Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Bn. (T.F.).— Davies, 152 Cpl. D.; Davies 2288 Sgt. T. 0.; Jones, 2630 L-Sgt. G. Jordan, 1088 L.-Cpl. A. E.; Owen, 2791 L-Sgt- F-; Owen, 811 T. W.; Williams, 1158 M. R.; Richards, 2042 L.-Cpl. E. L. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 8th Bn-—Eddies, 12319 J.; Morgan. 12430 J- E-; O'Neill, 11514 D.; Williams. 12525 D. S. G. Died of Wounds. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 6th Bn.- (T.F.).— Owen, 2227 G.; Webb, 1442 Cpl. E. J.; Williams, 2682 D. R. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Bn. (T.F.)— MUls, 816 W. R. Welsh Fusilie-rs, &th Bn.—McGovan, 12203 Sgt. H.; Otrley, 12468 W. B. Welsh Regt., 5th En. (T.F.)-—Jones, 3341 R. Welsh Regt., 8th Bn—Jones, 38300 H.; Ormond, 11705 W. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Bn. (T.F.).- Pryce, 1048 L.-Cpl. T. 0. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 8th Bn.—Jenkins, 1-3255 W. .Wounded. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 5th Bn. (T.F.).- Barley, 1475 T.; Edwards, 2322 P.; Evans, 12953 G. W.; Evans, 1233 L. J.; Hughes, 1362 H.; Morgan, 1019 Cpl. J.; Parry, 1621 L.; Toug, 2167 G. E.; Williams, 2134 E. A.; Williams, 2130 T. H. I R. Welsh Fusiliers, 6th Bn.*—Broome, 185 W.Davies, 1462 J. I.; Evans, 2795 T-; Griffiths, 1049 Sgt. H.; Hughes, 3161 W.; Jones, 991 L.Cpl. G.; Jones, 3176 G. E.; Jones, 2740 M. R.; Jones, 2688 W. 0.; Jones, 480 W. W.; Lunt, 1221 J. W.; Owen, 138 T-; Parry, 1237 W. H.; Ree6, 3037 W.; Regan, 3008 T.; Roberts, 181 Co.- Sgt.-Maj..T. Roberts, 2001 R. T.; Roberts, 1387 T.; Tolewan, 903 Cpl. T.; Williams, 947 H. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Bn. (T.F.).— Arnold, 23 L.-Cpl. D.; Arthur, 2753 C. A.; Astley, 915 J. S.; Barnett, 2796, L.-Cpl. G; Beedles, 832 Drmr. R. E.; Beddow, 3611 W.; Bennett, 2832 L.-Cpl. A.; Bird, 3Jl Cpl. J. H.; Blair, 1201 Q. D.; Brand, 2927 A. T.; Breese, 1193 E. E.; Brock, 199 L.. Cpl. A. C.; Brunt, 1063 R. H.; Clayton, 950 D.; Cox, 9383 Co. Sgt.Maj. A.; Crook, 2732 Cpl. F. G.; Davies, 31Sd. L.-Cpl. A.; Davies, 3012 E. R.; Davies, 704 H.; Davies, 2839 R.; Davies, 1067 W. A.; Ed- wards, 326 Cpl. H.; Edwards, 1084 L-Cpl, T.; Evans, 921 D.; Evans, U12 L.-Cpl. E. A.; Evans, 904 E. H.; Evans, 2523 Cpl. J.; Evans, 3669 P. E.; Evans, 830 R.; Evans, 1, Evans, 2824 W. 3402 R.; Evans, 1076 S.; Evans. 2824 W. L.; EVeE, 2461 W.; Finney, 840 W. S-; Gittins, 919 D. T.; Graham, 768 S.; Griffiths, 2601 D. G.; Griffiths, 3604 C.; Hodge, 883 C. C.; Hughes, 2410 D. B-; Hughes, 3362 W.; Humphreys, 2875 IL, Jarman, 3222 J.; Jarvis, 1100 S. R.; Jen- kins, 995 T. L.; Jones, 792 A.; Jones, 460 Sgt. D.; Jones, 878 Cpl. D.; Jones, 2072 D. J.; Jones, 3517 D. M.; Jones, 3015 E.; Jones, 697 F.; Jones, 2735 H.; Jones, 2742 H. ;Jones. 3574 H.; Jones, 1000 J.; Jones, 3158 J.; Jones, 716 Drmr. J. F.; Jones, 3216 J. S.; Jones, 757 P.; Jones, 2872 R. J.; Jones, 3234 R. T.; Jones, 3509 T.; Jones, 2882 W.; Jones, 994 W. J.; Jones, 2979 W. J.; Jones, 3241 W. H.; Lewis, 3438 R.; Lloyd. 1168 C. L.; Lloyd, 1172 L.- Cpl. E. J.; Lloyd, 802 J. R. S.; Meeser, 1136 E.; Mills. 987 D. S.; Mills, 634 L.-Cpl. W.; Moody, 730 J. T.; Moorhouse, 1043 R. J-; Morgan, 808 E.; Morgan, 1071 J. D.; Morris, 2674 G.; Morris, 1170 J-; Owen, 1153 E.; Owen, 2734 R.; Owen. 3613 T. E.; Phillips, 114 Sgt. W.; Powell, 3203 J.; Pritchard, 3647 M.; Rees, 927 -T. H.; Richards, 3441 D. H.; Richards, 185 Sgt. G.; Roberts, 2270 D.; Roberts, 2860 H. W. Roberts, 2157 L. 0.; Roberts, 2955 W. E.; Rogers, 105 Co. Sgt.-Maj. F.; Rowlands. 2010 Sgt. E.; Rowlands, 2416 J.; Swain, 2550 T.; Thomas. 838 J.; Williams, 1161 E.; Williams, 2280 Sgt. J.; Williams, 2771 R. S. W.; Williams, 2540 T. J.; Williams, 2789 T. J.; Williams, 2670 W-; Williams, 3018 W. A.: Woolley, 727 Drmr. J. L.; Worrall, 2946 J. P.; Wynne, 2035 L.-Cpl T. R. Welsh Fusiliers. 8th Bn-—Barn- brook, 12674 Cpl- J.; Brockley, 12134 J.; Clemens, 11506 L.-iigt. W. P.; Collier, 12383 W.; Corbett, 12645 S.; Culling, 12281 J. H.; Davidson, 13823 J.; Davies, 12231 C J.; Dennan, 12710 T.; Edge, 19483 G.; Evans. 12283 R.; Evans, 12185 T.; Greg- itOn. 6579 G.; Honey, 12505 D. J.; Hook, 24041 B.; Hughes, 1205.5 L.-Cpl. J.; Hughes, 12553 S.; Jenkins, 12334 G.; Jeremiah, 12428 S.; Jones, 12202 A.; Jones. 28067 L.-Cpl. A.; Jones, 12010 L.- Cpl. E. F.; Jury, 12434 J.; Kynaston, 12047 L.-Sgt. C.; Leddy, 11533 B.; Leighton, 122253 A.; Linnard, 24038 Cpl. A.; Mar. chant, 13861 .1. E-; MccKenzie. 12512 P. A.; Morgan, 11880 H. J.; Naughton, 12097 L.-Cpl. T.; Owen. 5794 J. J.; Reafern, 58-18 T.; Samuels, 6094 0.; Thomas, 12168 H. G.; Thomas, 11628 W. 0.; Ward, 19634 A.; Watts, 11973 H-; Welch, 12440 J-t Wil- liams, 18849 A. T.; Williams, 11911 E.; Williams, 12679 T. S. Wales Borderers, 2nd Bn.—Bourlet, H40 G. S. Wales Borderers, 4th Bu.-Excell, 14277 Cpl. J-; Spearing, 13217 Cpl. W.; Taylor, 12386 A.; Town&end, 12632 L.- 'Cpl. W. Wounded. Welsh Regt., 5th Bu. (T.F.).-Cowdrey, 1951 S.; Craven, 2287 C.; James, 751 E.; Jones, 3009 T. H.; Price, 1610 L.-Sgt. N. M.; Price. 3168 R.; Spencer, 2150 H.; Stephens, 3142 T., Thomas, 3243 T.; Wat- kins, 2959 T.; Williams, 2840 E; Williams, 1342 J. E. Welsh Regt., 8th Bn.—Boulstridge, 27085 R. Missing. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Bn. (T.F.).- Bro wa, 3526 A.; Colline. 1094 A't Davi", 587 D. W.; Davie? 1125 ? &-ards, 2894 J.; Edwards, 1080 W. G.; Edwards, 2739 R.; Evans, 1002 L.; Evans, 3211 J.; Evans, 3188 T. J.; Green, 655 C. H.; Hirons, 3643 L. E.; Hughes, 3410 F. E.; Hughes, 2517 L.-Cpl. J. P.; James, 1194 A. L.; Jones, 2525 G.; Jones, 2913 G. F.; Jones, 2681 H.; Jones, 2200 L.-Opl. J. P.; Jones, 2830 R. W.; Jones, 2808 W.; Morris, I 3249 C.; Morris, 2917 F.; Owen, 39 Sgt. E.; Pearce, 2471 Sgt. A. F.; Proctor, 1131 a. W.; Pugh, 586 W. A.; Richards, 2785 J.; Roberts, 2600 D.; Roberts, 2802 J. H-; Roberts, 2500 L.-Cpl. J. T.; Roberts, 2005 R. H.; Roberts, 2850 T.; Sapple, 1140 D. C.; Williams, 782 B.; Williams, 2612 D.; Williams, 820 J. E.; Williams, 895 J. P.; Williams, 760 0.; Williajaas, 2551 R. E.; Williams, 3710 W. F.
4th WELSH CASUALTIES I
4th WELSH CASUALTIES. Appended is a further list of Llanellyites who have been wounded at the Dardanelles, together with the names of the "icspitals where they are now patients.— .L At urajr-ungwen itospjtal. Ciucnester: Harry Evans, 3800, l-/4th Welsh Begt.; T. L. Hughes, 4365, V4tl Welch; Sydney Samuel, 900, l/4th Welsh. At the Buchees -of Oonnaught's Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Clevfden, Taplow, Bucks.: Pte. J. Howelle, 3959; Pte. J. Phil. lips, 3365; Pte. D. Eicbafds, 4225; Pte. W. H. Taylor, 3731; and Pte. P. Williams, 5065 (lj4th Welsh or Royal Engineers). At the Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital, Whitchurch: Pte. T. Owens, 5333, l/4th Welsh. At the British Red Cross Hospital, Xetkr: Pte. E. Jenkins, 4324, 1.4th Welsh; Pte. D. B. Jones, 2157, l/4th Welsh; Pte. p. J. Bowen 3873, l/4th Weteh; Lance-Corpl. G. Hewitt, 430, Roysl Engineers. At Calirarth Park Hospital, Windormerek Bugler Percy Arthur, 4369, l/4th Welsh. S At the 2nd Southern General Hospital, South mead, Bristol: Pte. D. Boulton, 3809, l/4th Welsh; and Pte. Wm. Thomas, 5039. l/4tb Welsh. At Bombay General Ak,nd-ria Q.M.3. J. j. Franks, 3694, l/4th Welsh; and Lanoe-Sergt. W. H. Bees, 3816, l/4th Welsh. Ac the 19th General Hospital. Alexandria Pte. John Higgine, l/4th Welsh. At Tigne Hospital, Malta: Pte. B. Griffiths, 4096, l/4th Weleh; Ptfe. D. Luther Isaac, 87& l/4th Welsh. At St. Andrew's Hoepitel, Malta: Pte. J. Ean" 5463. l/4th We-Irb. .a.,t Iwsrich School Hospital, Cairo: Pte. B. Wardsofer, 4364, l/4th Welsh; Pte. W. H. Williams, 471, Royal Engineers. At Alexandria: Pte. W. Callaghan, 3921, l/4th Welsh. At tie Base Hospital: Pte. John Jenkins, 40459, l/4th Welsh. The following list of 4th Welsh men appear in the latest casualty lists:- Died, of Wounds. Welsh Begt., 4th Batt.. (TF.J.-Davies 4162. E. J.; Davies. 4215 G.; Davies, 4299 J. E.; Jenkins, 851 D. M.; Scott, 3016 G. Wounded. Welsh Regr, 4th Batt. (T.F.).-Anderwn, 4t34 D.; Slack-well, S.; Colley, .).1 J.; Davies, 2096 D.; Davi-es, 2215 L.-Cpl. P. M.; I Daviee, 4065 D. T.; Davies, 4170 D. T.; Davies, 3553 P.; Davies, 5126 F.; Davies, 4302 H. T., DaTies, 4105 CpL J. W.; I?ncghtM, W. H.; Evans, M84 D. J.; EvaM. M88 Cpl. E.; Evans. 3811 L.-Sgt. E.; Evam. 4144 J. M.; I Griffiths, 3734 R.; Gwyther, 253 E.; Kick3, 5396 W. J.; Hughes, 4314 Cpl. L.; Husband, 71 Co. Sgt.-Ma.i. W. H.; Hutchingsf 5495 S.; James. 564 D.; James, 4316 L. N.; James, 2211 L.-Cpl. W. M.: Jenkins, 505 W.; Jenkins. 929 W.; John, 408 E.; Jon. 4188 E.; Jones, 708 F.; Jones, 3701 H.; Jones, 875 J.; Jones, 897 J. W.; Jones, 933 T. Jones, 404 T. J.; Lewis, 4149 D, R.; Lewis, 5279 W.; Mathia-s, I 2541 J. 0.; MaY. 4367 S. Moore ,891 A.; Mor. ris. 403 A.; Mulra,ine. 2219 Sgt. F.; Palmer, 4452 F.; Palmer. 4436 R. V.; Palmer. 5739 Cpl. S.; Phillips. 4296 Av; Rees, 3864 F.; Richards, 917 E.; Smith. 4426 R.; Thomas, 4089 D. H.; Thomas, 4275 T. W.; Twist. 3803 L.-Cpl. T.; Williams, 4067 T. E.; Wood, 881 W. G.; York* 3905 L.-sgt. T.
6th WELSH CASUALTIESI
6th WELSH CASUALTIES. I The following casualties in the 6th I Welsh are reported from the Base under date August 30th.-— Killed. I Pte. D. P. Prorheroe (1420). I Wounded. I PtJe. I. Field (2798). I Pte. W. Meredith (1707). v I Pte. E. Thomas (1433).
CROWN PRINCE CROWNED KINGI OF BELGIUM I
CROWN PRINCE CROWNED KING I OF BELGIUM! Paris, Wednesday.—According to M. Paul Louis Hervier, who writes in La Noutfelle Revue about the Crown Prince, following his articles on the Kaiser him- self, William IIo's heir has already been crowned King of Belgium. M. Hervier I says: A young Irish lady who succeeded in getting away from the neighbourhood of Ypres relates that on Oct. 1. 1914, the Crown Prince came to Menin, where a strange secret ceremony took place. If we are to believe the reports, the Crown Prince was crowned King of Belgium in the Market Place. This lady did not see the ceremony, as the strict orders of the German authori- ties prevented the townspeople from walk- ing about the 6treets or even from leaving their window shutters open- But this Miss Sheridan adds that from the spire of the church there floated a Bag of a naw kind in which the German and Belgian colours were mingled. During the cere- mony an anthem was sung which those who understood German taid was entitled God Save the King of Belgium." The inhabitants of Menin tried to ques- tion the German officers, but could get nothing from them a.s regarded the reason for this secret fete, but the soldiers were less discreet, and after 6everal days they confessed that the Crown Prince had been consecrated King of Belgium."
ZABERN INCIDENT RECALLED I
ZABERN INCIDENT RECALLED. I Amsterdam. Wednesday.—The Kreuz- zeitung" states that the Crown Prince sent a beautiful wreath by his private adjutant to the grave of Lieutenant von Forstner, his friend since the Zabern in- cidents. Tho Crown Prince also wrote a letter of condolence to Lieutenant von For stiver's family expressing his regard for the great patriot and regretting that he would be unable to attend the funeral of a young man whose services to Ger- many would be remembered long after the war.—Exchange.
GERMAN PEACE PROPOSALSI
GERMAN PEACE PROPOSALS. I Zurich.—The Berlin "World's Welfare" Committee, the president of which is Professor Eduard Loewenthal, has issued the following programme for the termina- tion of the world war:— Hostilities to cease on September 15th. Belgium, under a new regent, to be united with tie German Empire as a constituent State. Serbia similarly to form a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poland to take its place in the Ger- ¡ man Empire. The Baltic provinces to become part of the kingdom of Prussia. The German troops to quit. the part of France now occupied by them on con- dition that Calais and Dunkirk are handed over to Germany. A part of the Adriatic coast. now be. longing to Italy to be handed over to Austria-Hungary. A world confederation, to which all States should belong, to be formed in order to carry out obligations Of inter- national justice. This peace programme is denounced by pan-Germs.nists because no mention is mIA of t h fiitf.arwic indemnity which should P'w.t Jfritain. j
i WARRING AJRMEN 1
i- WARRING AJRMEN. Press, Bureau, Wednesd.a), It p.m.— The following message, dated 7.25 p.m.. ou the 15th, has been r^ceiv} from yield- Miirshal Sir John French, and is passed to the Pre.-s for publication:— I.Sin CO- my last coniLuuniqao of Sep- tember 9th there has been no change m the situation on our front. There has been considerable artillery activity 011 both sides, more particularly soutn-east of Armentiers and in the neighbourhood of Ypres. 2.-Three hostile aeroplanes have been brought down within the past four days. Of these Tivo were hit by our anti-aircraft guns. and fell into the German lines. The third was shot down by one of our air pilots and fell in our lines. The hostile machine was only slightly damaged, but the pilot and the observer were killed, During the past week there have been 21 aeroplanes flights over the German lines, and in 11 ca&es the hostile air- craft was driven to the ground. On September 10th our aircraft, as- sisted by aerial direction, bombarded two i German observation balloons located east of Ypres. One balloon was burst, while the second deflated and removed. Mining activity has continued, but without important results on either side. Enemy Battery Destroyed. Paris, Wednesday, 11 p.m.—To-night's II official communique says:— To the north and south of Arras, as well as in the district of Roye, artillery actions were continued with intensity. I On the plateau of Quennevieres there was ngMing with bombs and grenades. On the canal from the Aisne to the Marne the activity on the part of two batteries was concentrated on the front ¡ Berry au Bac-Larc-uville, where the enemy has for some days been striving to dislodge us from our bridgehead of Sa.pig- neul. In Champagne there was an artillery duel that slackened towards the close of the day. On the heights of the Meuse our observers noticed the destruction of an enemy battery. In the Forest of Apremont at the Bois le Pretre and in the district of St. Die artillery actions were also reported. The; advantage remains with us. Germany's 13rief Report. Amsterdam. Wednesday.—The official communique issued in Berlin to-day says: The French attempted attacks against Hartsmannsweilerkopf, but were prevented by our fire. I
PONTAROULAIS HEROES, Private W McDonnell, Forw- ardclais. of the 5th n n a, u g h t Rangers, who is re- ported to have died on August 2 3 r d from wounds re- ceived in the Dar-. daneiles. McDonnell was a. genial young fellow, and much liked by his inti- mate friends. He will be missed by a. large number of acquaintances. Another Poutar- dulais name figures in the casualty list j recently published, j It is that of Lance- l Corporal Giraldus I Griffiths, who is serving with the 5th Connaught Rangers. Be is re. ported to be wounded in the Dardanelles. Grif- fiths is very popu- lar in Pontardulais, and his many ac- qua.intsncM and I friends m sh him a p e, e 4 v recovery !f'roiu h(s wounds.
PRIZES OF WAR I
PRIZES OF WAR. Sir Samuel Evans, in the Prize Court on Thursday, delivered his considered judgment in reference to cargoes seized upon the four Scandinavian steamships King Alfred, Nobel, Bjornstjoiue Bjorn- 'I h (- son, and Fridland. The Crown asked for the condemnation of the vessels and the greater part of their cargoes, on the ground, among others, that the gocds were contraband or conditional contra- band. to be sent to the enemy by way of Copenhagen, which port, it was alleged, was to be used as a depot for German Government supplies. It was ulso alleged in the cases of the Kim and Fridland that those vessels were carrying false papers in that certain rubber consignments were described as gum. The six main claimants in respect of cargo v.cre the Cudahy Packing Co., Messrs. liorr and Co., Armour and Co., Sulzberger a t d Co., Hammond and Co.. and Swift and Co., all of Chicago. Ther* were also many other American shippers and Danish consignees who laid claim to various goods. The President, in his general con- clusions said lie had no hesitation in pro- nouncing that in his view the doctrine of continuous voyaga and transportation had become part. of the law of the nations at the commencement of the present war, and that therefore the Court was entitled to take a more extended outlook in order to see what the ultimate destination of the goods was. If consignments by neu- trals of contraband goods, after the cut- break of hostilities were made simply "to order," that would be regarded as a matter for suspicion, although, of course, it was not conclusive. Shippers and owners of cargo ehtuld be expected to know tht ultimate destination of goods which they were forwarding, and he bad no hesitation in coming to the conclusion that, with certain exceptions, as to sm ill consignments to Danish consignees, the good:, were not destined for consumption or use in Denmark, or to be included in the general stock of that country, but were actually and really intended for German territory, when they were cap- tured, or were on their way to the enemy for their naval and military forces. The Presidnt disallowed 17 claims, in-I cluding those, of Morris and Co., Armour ,and Co.. Hammand and Co. (with Swift i and Co.), and Sulzberger and Co.. ail of Chicago, aud several Danish consignees; and he pronounced condemnation as a prize the goods comprised in them or their proceeds if Gold. He allowed eight claims, including Cudahy and Co., Chicago, the remainder being Danish consignees, and ordered the goods comprised in them, or the net proceeds thereof, if sold, to be released to the respective claimants. The President, gsive leave for all parties to appeal, and fixed the amount of security for costs at £.5,000 to be allocated) between the various appellants. He also I gave the Crown leave to appeal in regard to the goods of Ullmann, Christensen and Thecogesen. and Cudalry and Co.
SPIES ALL AROUND I
SPIES ALL AROUND. I Replying to Lord Parmoor as to secret 'I trials under the Defence of the Realm Act, the Lord Chancellor (formerly Sir S. Buckmaster). in the House 01 Lords, on Tuesday, said: "I am astonished that when we stand in the peril and jeopardy that we stand in to-day, when we know that we not only have to fight a foe in, the open field, but I that tiMJrr. the webs of their intrigue enmesh and entangle every Government—when we re- member this, I a-j. surprised that we have found it possible, as we have up to the present, to proceed upon the compara- tively moderate and benevolent legisla- tion established by the statute." Lord Parmoor (formerly Sir C. A. Cripps) replied that these words seemed to imply a desire to see further powers bestowed. If legislation of that kind is introduced I shall oppose it at every, stage.Many peopla still believed in the maintenance of British liberty." Lord St. Davids, on the contrary, thought the vast majority of members would be found in agreement with the Lord Chancellor.
GREAT RHINE FIRE
GREAT RHINE FIRE. Lausanne, Wednesday.—The Valentin WaE3 machine factory at Giesenheim, on the Rhine, has been entirely destroyed by fire, the damage being estimated at several million marks.—Exchange.
ANOTHER PROTEST TO GERMANY
ANOTHER PROTEST TO GERMANY. The Prefs Bureau announces that the Belgian Legation at the Hague has pub- lished a protest against the carrying off of the steel rails of the local lines of Bel- gium by the Germans. This destruction constitutes a new violation of the Hague Convention. ————— .—————
GERMANY AND EGYPT
GERMANY AND EGYPT. Cairo, Wednesday-—The Premier, inter- viewed regarding attempts on the Sultan and Fa.thy Pasha, considered the acts the consequent of ignorance If the country lost its ruler, the question of annexation would be re-opened. If Germany proved victorious, people were foolish to imagine she would hand over Egypt to the Egyptians.
TO PETROGRAD NEXT SPRING
TO PETROGRAD NEXT SPRING: The following news was issued on Thursday aittrnoon by the Press Bureau German wireless communique, Septem- her 16th.General vui Buelow feels the necessity Of affording his tioeps live hope of a rest soon. He announces to them that after forcing the passage- of the Dwina they wilf pass the autumn and winter at Riga in order to march upon Petrograd next spring.
BELGIANS WILLNOT AID ENEMY
BELGIANS WILL-NOT AID ENEMY. The Press Bureau states that at Tur- coing one of the important building tablishments in the town received orders fiom the German authorities to work upon the fortification cf Liile, Turcoing and Roubaix. The order Vicing trans- mitted to the workmen, they unanimously refused to work to assist in the defence of the Germans. Under the orders of the German commandant of the place, the directors have been imprisoned, and the workmen threatened with being brought before a court-martial.
PIRATEIN THE BAY OF BISCAY
PIRATE'IN THE BAY OF BISCAY. Paris, Wednesday.—The Ministry of .Marine issues a Note announcing that Gemnn submarines are active on Uie coast d t.h? mouths cf the fivers L?it- and Gironde. There is no necessity, how- ever, for alarm among the coast popula- tion, as all necessary precautions against the submarines have been taken. The naval units already in existence in those parts (says the NoVv have been, and will be, further reinfoi ced it neces- sary. As in the Channel, where the de- fence has been so effective, the practices of the German?, which are contrary to international law and the principles of h-nmanity, will only result in a few isolated a cts.Reut.er.
MADAME DE WIARTS INTENTIONS
MADAME DE WIART'S INTENTIONS. Havre, Wednesday.—M. Carton De Wjiart, Belgian Minister of Justice, re- turned here with Mme. Carton De Wiart, who has been released from imprisonment in Germany, to which she was sentenced for writing to her husband. Their two eldest children accompanied them. M. and Mme. De Wiart hope the remainder of their family, who are at present in Belgium, will be able to rejoin them. Mme. De Wiart proposes to continue, on behalf of her fellow countrymen in exile, her philanthropic work.
GERMAN COTTON FACTORY WRECKED
GERMAN COTTON FACTORY WRECKED. Amsterdam. Wednesday.—The Echo Belge" learns from its correspondent at Ghent that on Sunday last at five in the morning an aeroplane of the Allies again dropped bombs on the city, and though heavily attacked by the German artillery succeeded in accomplishing its purpose. The objective was an important cotton factory. Six bombs were dropped directly on the building, which speedily caught fire, and was completely destroyed. About forty German soldiers are be- lieved to have been killed or wounded by the explosion-
BULGARIA AND TURKEY
BULGARIA AND TURKEY. Reuters learn that news has reached a diplomatic quarter in London definitely stating that the railway agreement be- tween Turkey and Bulgaria was signed a few dayst)ga. The Morning Post correspondent' in Athens wri tes: I am informed on unim- peachable authority that the Turco-Bul- garian agreement was tinally signed and sealed last Friday night. Mytilene, Wednesday.—The Turkish Governmen t having notified the cession of territories in Thrace to Bulgaria to the Moslem inhabitants* have ordered-them to quit their homes at short notice. Great indignation is said to prevail fn Turkey against the Young Turks.—" Tiines Telegram.
ESPIONAGE SCANDAL IN SWITZERLAND
ESPIONAGE SCANDAL IN SWITZER- LAND. Paris, Wednesday-—Th-e Berne corre- spondent of the Information states that T.he German espionage scandal daily assumes hrger proportions. Up to now about 120 persons are in Berne prisons. Several other arrests are expected to be made shortly, and among them will be some Swiss manufacturers, who have been exporting forbidden goods' to Germany. The Swiss Government, it is stated, has decided to take all possible measures to purge its territ.ory of German agents.— Exchange.
OUR LOAN IN THE STATES
OUR LOAN IN THE STATES. New York, Wednesday.—Members of the Financial Commission. are more hope- ful of success than on any previous day. They are inclined to deprecate reports of pro-German opposition. According 10 one commissioner it is entirely possible that the Allies, will continue buying war materials and paying for them in golrl. but will turn away from the United States to Canada, Argentine, Egypt, and India for wheat, cattle and c.ttoa. Neither the amount oi the loan nor the rate of interest had been decided upon. Washington, Wednesdays.—Mr. Lansing, Secretary of State has made it plain to inquirers that no violation of domestic or international law is involved in the pro- posed loan by America to the Allies. New York, Thursday.—The World points out if tha loan to the Allies break*; down and Britain had to make war bread and close Lancashire cotton mills, American commerce would suffer ¡¡ 1 PJlallinz disaster, Ajguncan larmeis would sustain a money los.s of g^gunti« I proportions and irreparable injustice.
INDIAN CONSPIRATORS SENTENCED
INDIAN CONSPIRATORS SENTENCED Lahore (India) Tuesday.—The tribunal appointed under the Defence (India) Act to try the La hore conspiracy case, an- nounced judgment yesterday. Of the I sixty-one a'ccused, twenty-four were sen- tenced to death, twenty-seven to trans- il portation for life, and six for various terms of imprisonfent. Fcur were ac- quitted.
MUNITION VOLUNTEERS BADGE
MUNITION VOLUNTEERS' BADGE. Badges for War Munition Volunteers are now being issued. Tliey are of two kinds—the enrolment badge, which is issued to those volunteers who have not been transferred from their criginal em. ployment, and the other the transfer badge, which is issued to volunteers who have been so transferred. Applications for these badges should be made by volun- teers to the nearest Labour Exchange. The badge is an artistic, distinctive and suitable decoration. I
I A REMARKABLE OPERATION
I A REMARKABLE OPERATION. I We- ￼ of the Paris, WcdnM-dar.—By means of the new ?y&t?m of ra&)Iogl pal locati?ati&n, Dr. Infrot has just per formed with suc- cess an operation which consisted in the extraction of a shrapnel bullet from the right auricle of a wounded soldier's heart. The precision of this method has enabled a number of .other wonderful operations to be performed, including the extraction of buttons and coins embedded in the I lungs, the brain, and tb-f liver- Dr. Infroit. who is the inventor of the rsdio- svrgical oon^ass employed in tlje new II method, lost an arm some time ago as the result of accidents during his experi- ments.
IKIDWELLY SOLDIERS WOUNDS
———— I KIDWELLY SOLDIERS WOUNDS. I Private Philip John Gilespie, of the j yirst 4th Welsh, another Kidwellv boy, is reported wounded at the Dardanelles. He is now in a London hospital, his hanc bting damaged. H-e is one of twc brothers, sons of Mrs. Gilespie, Kidwelly, in the First 4tb Wel/sh. The other, l'ri- vate James Gilespie. is expecting to be sent out.
CARMARTHEN 8 CASUALTIES. I In addition to those already reported in the" Leader," the following Carmar- I then boys in the l}4t.11 Welsh Regiment at the Dardanelles have been wounded:— Sergr. T. Yorke, 59. Water-street, now I in hospital at Alexandria. Pte. Tom Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans. 15, St. Catherine-street. Pte. F. W. Isaac, formerly in- the em- ploy of Mr. Evans, Tygwyn Stud Farm, Liangendeirne. Pte. A. E. Davie6. ¡formerly a fireman on the G. W ￼ on the G.W.R. at Carmarthen. Pte. D. T. Gecrge. son of Mr Hill George, Priory-street, in hospital at Cairo. Sorgt. D. J. Peter, son of Mr. and Mrs p",1"r, Priory-street; in Cairo Hospital. Pte. Henry Thomas Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davies. Penrheol Cottage, j Johnstown; in hospital at Alexandria.
MORRISTON HERO COMES HOME
MORRISTON HERO COMES HOME. Ban well-street. Morriston. was gay with bunting on Wednesday on the occasion of the return from the front of Corporal W. Rogers, of the Grenadier Guards. Cor- poral Pogers, who is a reservist, and saw seivice in the Boer War, has been at the front since NoN-embei-, and has escaped without a scratch. lie only home for a few days' le-ive. During the week another Morristonian has returned home for a few days' leave in the person of Private Tom Poyner. R.A.M.C who has been at the front since the outbreak of hostilities.
I SOLDIERS DEATH MYSTERY
I SOLDIER'S DEATH MYSTERY. At Port Talbot on Friday Mr. Edward Powell, district coroner, conducted an in- quiry into the circumstances of the death of Private John Scott, 2011.(2. 1st Super- numerary Company 4th Welsh, who re- cently lived at 27, Victoria-street, Llan- dovery. Deceased was 51 years of age, and had been missing from camp since Sep- tember 2nd. His dead body was found on Thursday in the Port Talbot Docks. Lieut. Henry Edwin Daniel, command- ing officer of the company, said that on Jifcptember 2nd deceased was acting as cook to the guard. Sergt. Ayres ondered him, at 8.10 p.m., to proceed to the camp with rations, and he was subse ]u
RAI LWAYMENS DEMANDS
RAI LWAYMEN'S DEMANDS. For the fourth day in succession the Exec .tire Council t>f th* National Union of Railway men met at Unity House, on Thursday, under the presidency of Mr. A. Bellamy. Among those present were Mr. J H. Thomas, M.P., and Mr. W. D. Hud- son, M.P. The, chief business was the consideration of the demand for an ad- vance in wages. Thursday was the day by which Swan- sea members of the National Union of Railwaymen requested from the executive a reply to their demand for an increased wage of 10s. per week, in addition to tho pi-esen,, war bcjiiiis. This the highest figure mentioned by any branch in the country, the majority, it was stated, being for 5s. With the Executive still engaged on the question of the application to be made top the railway companies, no further steps have, of course, been taken locally, and although a very strong feeling exists, a reasonable grant by the Railway com- panies would (it is thought in some quarters) remove it.
I GOWER CULTIVATION
I GOWER CULTIVATION. AlAd-e tjtransea Council on Wednesday, Ald?Xan D. Davies, in moving the adop- tion of the minutes of the Markets and Slaughterhouses Committee, referred to a recent conference at Reynoldstone on the question of the organisation of mar- ketable produce and its transportation to Swansea Market. He believed it was a reflection upon the neighbourhood that having so much ex- cellent land on which produce could be raised in Gower they had to import the bulk of their produce from English, countiec.
i LAMPS IN MOURNING
i LAMPS IN "MOURNING." Archibald Dry den, Sketty, was at Neath, on Friday, charged with driving a motor cycle without rear light. The case was dismissed on payment of the costs.
IALILENS DOUBLE OFFENLE
I ALILEN'S DOUBLE OFFEN(LE. I At Swansea on Friday—before Messrs. H. A. Chapman (in the chair). Gwilym M-organ, J. Devonald, David Griffiths, and Dr. Noison Jones-a seaman named Alfred Lendersen was charged with being drunk and indecent in his behaviour in King- street. He was also charged with living in the prohibiten! area of Swansea without registering himself, ho being an alien. Sergt Skinner said lie arrested the defendant on Wednesday on the charge of drunkenness. When asked for his papers, he said a boarding-house keeper named Thompson had them. Inquiries were then made, and afterwards Lender- sen was charged with the second offence. Prisoner was fined 40s. or one month's \'v..o. 1.> "c-