11,000 ENEMY CAPTURED. LAP I n u gi Ri.?D. ï¿¼ ? f* Big Russian Successes. CRACK GERMAN DIVISION DEFEATED. I I Air Raid in London District 1 FRANCE (Press Association War Service). f PARIS, Wednesday, 11 p.m. To-night's official communique says: j I The artillery struggle still continues actively round Arras, in the region of Roye, between the Oise and the Aisne, and on the Champa-gne front. IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE â ARGONNE, THE GERMANS, THIS MORNING, AFTER AN INTENSE BOMBARDMENT, IN WHICH THEY USÃI) AN ENORMOUS NUMBER OF SHELLS FILLED WITH ASPHYXIAT- ING GAS, DELIVERED A SUSTAINED ATTACK AGAINST OUR POSITIONS WITH TWO DIVISIONS. AT SOME POINTS THEY GAINED A FOOTING IN OUR TRENCHES. THEY WERE VIOLENTLY COUNTER-ATTACKED AND FAILED IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO BREAK OUR FRONT. In consequence of a bombardment of Nancy by German aeroplanes, a French aerial squadron dropped bombs on the military establishment of Frescaty and the Gare dea Sabdons at Metz. THE LATEST STYLE IN BOMBARD- MENTS. (Press Association War Special.) PARIS, W ednesday. The longest' range gun of all-the aero- plane-is now participating in the intense bombardment proceeding along the western front. These aeroplane bom oardir.erits in no wise resemble the futile expeditions of the Germans over Paris, but really mean that the point attacked has to sutler .bom- bardment just as severe as though it were under the lire of heavy artillery, the bombs dropped being exactly of the same calibre as those used by the heavy guns..
6TH WELSH SHELLED j ITWO KILLED: ANOTHER WOUNDED. I OBJECTIVES OF THE HUNS' J FURY. I A private in tho 6th Welsh, son of a popu- lar Swansea public man, writing to his father under Sunday's date, says:â "Since yesterday morning we have had a warm time. having been almost continuously under shell fire, 'Jack Johnsons' and 'whiz- bangs' air around us. I am sorry to say w(? bav had some casualties. This afternoon a sl-ell killed Privates D. Casey and D. Edwards <a brother of Lance-CorpI. W. Edwards, pre- viously wounded), and wounded Private Anscctabe (who lives, I believe, opposite the bide and skin market). TheA men formed part of a working party. Anacombe is only slightly wounded. "We can consider ourselves extremely for- tunate that we have escaped so far with so few casualties, for they have given it us quite hot, especially yesterday evening.
"COME WHAT MAY." DETERMINATION OF THE BRITISH. .EX-FRENQH MINISTER'S TRIBUTE. I (Piress Association War Special). I PARIS, Wednesday. M. Pichon, giving impressions of a visit to the British Naval and Military establish- mente, says:- "Great Britain will triumph even if it takes the last man and the last pannv. Their mistakes they hide nothing of, and apply themselves resolutely to the task of finding remedies. I Conversations I have had with Mr. lioyd George, Lord Kitchener, and Mr. Bal- four leave no doubt whatever as to the un- ehakeable firmness of their decision. ) When one has had the opportunity of â¢jamming closely the British effort, one feels that one s faoe to face with a people who will nevercea.se its endeavours; a people who will continue the fight until the day when German militarism is completely exhausted. To this end it will employ a/11 its re- aources" ALL ITS DETERMINATION. I and all its bravery, -nd, come what may, it will go on to the no matter how long I the war may last."
3. ANY EXCUSE WILL DO. I Submarine Comrajander and the .1 Arabic. (Press Association War Special). I -Limes war Aeiegrams, per Press Asso-I ciation) (copyright). NEW YORK, Wednesday I (received Thursday). I Mt. Karl von Weigand's despatch, giving the gist ,f the report of the submarine com-, mandar who silik the Arabic, is the chief feature of to-day's news. The commander is made to say that the liner turned towards him, and he naturally supposed he was going to be rammed, so fired the torpedo. So far as Berlin is con- cealed this seems to settle the matter.
i GRAND DUKE LEAVES. ( (Press Association War Special.) PETROGRAD, Thursday. A telegram from headquarters announces I that the Grad Duke Nicholas left for the i Caucasus yesterday evening. The Emperor bade him farewell at the station. "V â I WILL hULCAhiA l STAY OUT? AGREEMENT CLOSED WITH TURKEY. M. Radoslavoff, the- Bulgarian Premier, has announced in an interview that the Turco-Bulgarian agreement for the cession of the Dedeagatch Railway has been oou- cluded. The concession, says a Sofia correspon- dent, consists of the railway line with Kara- gatch station and a strip of territory along the left bank of the Maritza. The right bank of the River Tundja has not been ceded. The Premier states that the oecuna- tion or the ceded territory will take place in ten days.
VOLUNTEERS FOR FRANCE. WAR OFFICE ACCEPTS OFFER. ) It is understood that the War Office has accepted in principle an offer by the Central Afcociation Volunteer Training Corps to raise battalions for certain duties in France. Assuming that satisfactory conditions are arranged, corps oeions/ing to the association will be approached by that body in due course to see how many mm they can raise. Upwards, of 1,000 corps, representing about 560,000 men, arc affiliated. Already they have done trench digging in connection with the Kchernc for home defence, while sL-vera-I corps have offered to send detachments to | France. An unofficial correspondent states -The offer put before us from the War Office was one month in France, for purpose stated, free conveyance there and back, food and billets, with no pay or separation allow- i ance. =-?- .ââ-=ââ=
r, "DESERVED THE IRON I CROSS." J GERMAN SUBMARINE BOY'S TRIBUTE j TO SKIPPER OF ANGLo I CALIFORNIAN. I I NEW YORK, Sept. 8. The New York "American," which has been telling the adventures of Carl Franz List, an American sailor lad, on board a German Submarine, U 39, oonclud the series with a description of how the U 39 I tried to destroy the Anglo-C;alifomian (the j Swa.n?â¬Q. tracer) on Hu?day, July 4. The U ? had diacharged her last torpedoâand nusaedâaborts y before sighting the Anglo- Ca?if.om.ian. ?.?t says:- We wen-t for b. r without a single torpedo in our tubes, and with but a handful of sheAis for the deck gun. That meant surface work. We fired into her rudder, hopartg to disable her, but she kept on steering in circles. U j 39 was doing almost trial speed. The gun â¢was eating up our last shells. But the wily II comm?tMbr on the Aiiglo-Calif?'s bridge kept wo?.kmg in spuls to escape. Our captain ordered the gun to a.im at the I bridge and sweep the deck underneath. The lookouts noted that the steamer's skipper I had fallen, and that some one was steeling I the ship flat on his stomach. Meanwhile boats were being lowered, but it was a mystery -how th-e-, kept from being swamped, as the Anglo-Californian never slowed once. We were ordered to count the few remain- ing sheilis and aim accurately. We riddled the bridge and funnels with a furious fire, but the last round of ammunition was gone and there was no surrender of the Anglo- Galiforoian, which was still zigzagging. As a last resort a maxim was brought on deck and clamped to the top of the coruling tower. It began to fire bullete by the bedtfuQ. Let than a couple of hundred yards away w picked off the Ajngio-Ca'LifoiTuan's ere. whenever a head showed itself. Our fire Wi). returned, rifle shots dropping on the doc: and spattering our conning tower. f- Help at Hand. nad cirisa tor tretp over her wireless, and we had been hard ait it for over two hoars, and assistance was coming to ouj prey. A grey patrol yacht tamed up 1),ehir her bow, followed by aswarm of destroyers. like lightning Nve scattered pellmell for th< conindng tower hatch, ajid we were unship- ping the maxim and handing the rifles below, just as a shell whizzed over our heads and struck the water within 15ft. We dropped below the surface like a rook and we could hear the sound of the propellers of our pur suers Overhead. Our crwv agreed that th Angto Califomian's captain ought to have the Iron Crews. List relates that on the voyage home they sighted the famous U 20, conqueror of the Lusitaaiaa. ( T imes. ) L 0. ("TO ") I'
NEATH FAIR: BUSINESS BRISK. I Neath Fair, which nag the" reputation of being the oldest and mQst flourishing in Wales, commenced on Thursday in glorious weather. There was a large influx of visitors from the Valleys and neighbouring towns, and Until noon the fair was a coihbination of business and pleasure. The horse fair, held in a neighbouring field, was above the aver- age in quality and quantity, and the demand was brisk. Cart horses averaged X40 to Â£ 55; hkneys. LM to Â£ 40; two-year-olds, EM to ?30, and ponies, Â£ 18 to ?20. The cattle mar- ket was well filled, and Mr. W. B. Trick con- I duoted some good sales with mountain bred cattle, which averaged Â£9 to 210 apiece. There was a good demand for cows and calves, which changed hands at CI5 to Â£ 25; store cattle averaged ZCID to Â£14, and sheep 25e. to 32s.
LOCAL COMMISSION. I rnvate Hugh .Lees Kandell, from the Â¡ Pembrokeshire Yeomanry, has been gazetted j second-(lieutenant in Khe 6th Welsh iZi- ment. Lieut. Ramdell was at the outbreak of war on the Swansea Harbour Trust cleri- cal staff, and is the first member of the same who has been promoted to a commission from the ranks. He is the son of Mr. H. T. Randell, trafiic superintendent, Swansea l Hautbore Tro-i*
ï¿¼ RUSSIA ï¿¼ GERMAN GUARDS DEFEATED. âââ .0 â GREAT RUSSIAN I SUCCESS. 1 Â» 11.000 PRISONERS AND MANY GUNS. I 70 Miles from I I Lemberg, I I (Press Association War Special.) I Near Tarnopd, In Galteia, the Russians defeated the 3rd Cerman Guards Division, the 48th Reserve Division, with an Aus- trian Brigade. Eight thousand prisoners, 30 guns, besides quick-firers, were taken. Further south another 3,000 prisoners were captured. (Note. Tarnopol is about 70 miles south- east of Lemberg.) I (Press Association War Special.) F&TKOUKAD, Wednesday I (received Thtirsday). The following official communique from the Great Army Headquarters was issued I here to-night: â The attempt of the Germans yesterday to II advance in the region of the railway sta- tions of Gross, iicicau, and Neuhut, were repulsed. Fighting on the river Lautze continues. Our trwps, in order to occupy a better covered position, drew back a little from tho(:Â¡ right. fhe Germans ddxected a violent artiiiery fire, accompajiced by asphyxiating gases, against our troops occupying the outiets f-rom the lakes in the regvn of ovo Prokt. Near the town of Grany the enemy yes- terday made some attempts at an offensive, rrom Groano stubborn German attacks continue in the region of the railway station of JDTonskeniki and towards iakidel. In the latter direction, repulsing the enemy, we Inflicted on him great icsses j and took some scopes cu p.-souti-a. f South of the Niemen the enemy delive>rea extremely stiubborii cttaclis in t.he region ci Yoikovysk on both skies pi tile ra:lwty leadcing to Sionini. In the region Donbnok-Remin-lz we have occupied new positions on the river Lkva and the Upper Goryn. In Goiicia, near Tarnopol. we yesterday I Achieved a great success j against the Uerawiis. 1 he Ciermaai 3rd Guards Bivrlsion and. j the 48th Reserve Division, reinforced by an Austrian Brigade and a great quantity of hez-, y and light artillery, according to state- ments made by prisoners, liad been pre- paring for several days a-decisive attack. This was iixsed for the night of September 7th-3th, and, forestalling th^ enemy, our troops took the olemve, and after a stub- fig bt the Dolionk-- tliio rei-- born iigbt on the River Doljonka the Ger- j mans yesterday evening were completely defeated. At the end of tie engagement the enemy I de veloped artillery fire of the most extra- ordinary intensity, and only the impossi- i bility of replying with the same weight oi meta.1 prevented us from further develop- ing the success we had obtained. i I The Germans, besides enormous losses in kdMed and wounded, left, as prisoners in our hands 200 officers :And Eight thousand men. We captured thirty gar.s, rourteen ot which were of heavy calibre, many machine guns, gun limbers, and other booty. After a brief pursuit our troops occupied their original positions on the Rcver Sereth. I i Czar's Joyful Thanks. The -Emperor, having received a report of the defeat inflicted on the enemy, ordered that our brave troops might be informed of hes joy and gratitude for, the success gained over the enemy and the heavy fosses inflicted on him. j Further South, in the district of Trem- bool, cn September 7th we dislodged the enemy from a series of villages and look prisoners over forty-officers, with 2,000 nQji, three guns, and ten quick-firing guns. ]-etween the Dniester and the "it of the River Scieth tiiz-. Austrians asoumed the In the region of the village of Vonia- tvntzo on September 7th the enemy's offen- sIn)- was stopped by flank attacks by oip- battalions, and we captured eleven officers and over 1,000 Austc-ians, with quick-firing guns. j The successful issue of our armes from difficult positions cn the advanced Vistula theatre of war surrounded by the enemy is beginning to make itself felt at the present moment by partial successes. SCENE OF THE VICTORY. I JUST BEFORE THE VICTORY. Contrast in Austrian and German Communiques. The differences between the Austrian and German communiques bearing 011 the fight- Ell., which has now culminated in a Russian I victory, is disclosed by the fallowing:â' Austrian communique. I In the V oilryiiian lorti e. district the situation remained unchanged yesterday. Some Russian counter-attacks broke down before our fire. Farther south our victory 'nea.r Podkamien and Radzivdlov (cloee to the Russo-Gaiician border] forced the enemy to retreat on a front of 56 miles beyond the lkva, pursued by our troops. On the Sereth severe fighting developed. With superior forces the enemy broke from the bridgehead fortifications erected near Tarnopol and Strusov. German punter- attacks repuJsed the Russians ne-ar Taamoppl. In the district west and south-west of Trembovla [south of Tarnopol] fighting is proceeding. Close to. the mouth of the Sereth Atiafcro-Hungarian troops Utlder Generals Benigni and Prrjrce von Schon- burg stormed a hostile position north-west of Szuparka. The situation of the forces on the YÂ»siokla is unchanged.âReuter.
ANOTHER RAID. I â ~A' '< I LONDON DISTRICTI VISITED, j FEW CASUALTIES": "SOME FIRES." I I I PRESS BUREAU, Thursday, 1.10 a.m. I Hostile aircraft visited the Eastern Counties and the London district last night, and dropped incendiary and explo- sive bombs. At midnight a few casualties had been I reported and some fires, which were then well under control. I The number of casualties will be com- municated to the Press in the course of the day. I
"JOHN O'MALLEY" SWANSEA-IRISH TENOR MAKES GOOD. MAKES PRONOUNCED "HIT" I IN NEW YORK. Mr. Jack Lynch, the well-known Swan- sea-Irish tenor, has scored a conspicuous I sacoess in the States. The" Post Stax published a long paragraph on August 9th, I describing his initial bow before a New York audience, where he covered himself with glory on the -eve of a long theatrical concert tour across th-3 water. Over three hundred people Failed to gam admission to the Empire, l\ey, York, where Mr. Lynch, whose stare name is John O'Malley," appeared, And gave several tems, amongst them being "Jean," "I hear you calling mo;" wiicl Acushla." JohTt C'MaHey." The Pc.t $tzr says No singer ever threatened Cht-uic-ev Oliott'?. supremacy as that, the idol of iocail tenor admirers as did O'M.aJ.le'. As the crowd poured vut of the theatre the questions on all lips were, How do you think he compares with j Cliott and Mr Cor mack and the compari- son8 did not hort O'Malley." Mr. Lynch commenced a. 33 weaks tour h. c, manager, Mr. John arranged for him by his manager, Mr. John F. Downey, aiid as, of course, wedl-known I locally, having been born and -bred dn Swansea. He was in great demand at Swa-nsea con- certs, and made some of his early appear- 1 winces with the Black Emerald Minstrels, a.rid latterly with the Welsh-TriM Male VoÅ Choir, in which he was one of the macnetays. â¢ â
SWANSEA MAN TO GET D.C.M. ONE OF FIVE SOLDIER BROTHERS. Sergt. D. J. Morris, of the 2nd North- umberlaud Fusiliers, whose mother re- sides at 142, Pontre Estyll, Swansea, and; who is an Abertawe boy to the core, has been recommended for the D.C.M. for, bravery. He returned home the other day to his family at Caerau; Maesteg, and received a great reception from the natives, houses being decorated with bunting. In the "Regimental Gazette" for June 30th last, Sergt. Morris was re- ported as missing, but is fit and well. He tought through the Boer War, and has four other brothers serving their King and Country. ==
SIXTEEN TIMES ACROSS THE; ATLANTIC. Swansea Lady's Departure. Mias Job, of 6, Fieher-atreet, Swansea, leaves the town cn Friday evening for London en loute for Johannesburg, South Africa, on board the Union Castle liner Kenllworth | Castle, whither slie goes to join her 3isfcer there, formerly of the East Bide. Miss Job is an old member of St. Mary's Pariah Church, having attended there for about 40 years. She is quite an old sailor," for she has crossed the Atlantic no fewer than six- teen times (her previous trips having been to the U.S.,IL.), and relates, many interesting stories of her experiences. Her brother Atas formerly chief engineer aboard Mers. Pockett's passenger steamer Brighton, and is now engl-ged. in transport. work on the Continent. â
THE LUSITANIA. j THE ,LUSITANIA. I German-American Confesses to Perjury. ( Reutet's Wat-Service.) V, A^rt lino j- Yv ednesday. The President has visited Mr. Lancing, j Both decline to discuss their intention re- garding Dr. Dumba. NEW YORK, Wednesday, Gnstave Stahl has pleaded guilty to the charge of perjury in connection with the affidavit that he saw four guns on the Lusi- tania. lie is inearceta-ted in the Tombs Prison.
AT BAGLAN. 1' WEDDING AT BGLAN.' Baglaii Church, 13riton i?-erxy, was the scene of an exceptionally pretty but quietly- observed wedding on Thursday, the con- tracting parties being Mr. Tom Phillips, solicitor, Newport, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Phillips. The Mount, and Miss Alice May Hill, daughter of the late A'dermaji and Mrs. Jenkin Hill, Briton Ferrv. Th, e bride, who was most becomingly attired, was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Brynmor Hill, solicitor, Neath. Th&e were no brides- maids, and the guests were limited. The vicar of Baglan (Rev. E. J. Richardson) offi- [jriated.
LABOUR PARTY m I '? RECRUrTING I I I CONGRESS ENDORSES CAMPAIGN, PACIFISTS' REMARK- I ABLE ALTERNATIVE. I The Trades Congress resumed its sittings on Thursday. Mr. A. G. Walkdeii (Rail- way CUerks) introduced the second resolu- tion on the agienda relating to the war. It waa as follows :â "That the Congress, being c-iiivanced that the issues involved in the present European war. are of transcendent 'im- portance to the democracies of this and all other countries, hereby records its entire approval of the Parliamantaiy Labour Party in co-operating with the other poli- tical parties in the national recruiting campaign." Mr. C. T. Cramp (Railwayman's Unioci), in seconding, said he had not been taught in any exposition of Socialism that it was men's duty to turn their cheeks to the smiter. If when DÂ«ar Brcthsr Fritz I Mivadied Belgium our Government had not dt)cided to resist aggression, the men and I women of Britain would have forced them to do so. Mr. H. H. Elvin (Clerks' Union) moved an amendment for the reason that ha and ;othiers felt that the action nf the Labour Party in appearing on recruiting platforms had caused a diivision in the ranks, as far as party representativei were concerned. Mr. A. Shaw (Bleachers and Dyers) held, I that the amendment cut out the substance 1 of the resolution, but supporters of the amendment carefully refrained from saying that the Government was wrong. The. mili- tary spirit animated the Socialist. Party in Germany, and assurances given by them to be no parties to Prussian aggression had not been kept. Mr. Lloyd George's Coming. c," I I At tfus siage In tne a.scussion xne k>x.an-a- ing Orders Committee brought up a report with reference to the course of public busi- ness, and the announcem-en,t was made that Mr. Lloyd George would attend the after- noon sitting at half-past two. On the debate being, resumed, Mr. G. H. Roberts, M.P., reviewed the course of events from the time the Premier invited the Labour Party to associate themselves with the Party Recruiting Committee." Tlio majority de- oided to accept. The minority were asked to declare their alternative. There was only one alternative, and that was. Conscription. One or two of their pacifist friends there and then Ooolared a preference for Conscription as against the invitation tuey were consider- ing. (Hisses.) On a division 17 supported the amendment and 371 voted for the original resolution. The amendment was aosordingly nege- tived, and the resolution, as the substantive Â¡ motion, wae adopted with two dissentients.
A FATHER'S BLOW. I I SOLDIER DROWNED AT PORT TALBOT. I SEQUEL TO TRAGIC NEWS. I This (Thursday) morning the body was found floating, near the lock gates. Port Talbot Docks. )f PrivMe John rott, of the reserve Co.. 4th W?sh, now statiored at Aberavon. I Deceased was &fty years of &se, and a native j of Llandilo, where he leaves a widow. lie had been missing since last Thursday. The body was i-ecovered by P.S. Taylor, of the (locks police, who conveywl it to the mor- tuary, where it awaits an inquest. Deceased's two sons fell at the front, and he was much depressed in consequenoe. A widow ie left to mourn a triple loss.
GERMAN SAVAGERY. German ideals and KuJtiir JJ are their own. Just as an untutored savage de- lights in brutal display and bestial bauchz so does his German peer. The following authentic incident will illustrate the former attitude. An English lady, who was requested to bear a part in wel- coming a regal procession through Dresden a very few days before the declaration of war from this country, witnessed the approach of a German Guard regiment with some bewilderment. Under the banner preceding them a curi- ous object was swaying not interpretable at a distance. On nearer view it proved to be the dripping, gory shin-bone of an ox. To us it would appeal as an emblem of theatrical, if savage, hysteria; to them it was an emblem of carnage, and sur- veyed with appropriate delight.
ONE OF THE MANCHESTER3. Corpi. Philip Jones, of 4, Francis-street, Swansea, killed in ^r&uce.
I WELL-KNOWN SWANSEA FRUITERER. DEATH OF MISS ELIZABETH WALTERS. We regret to record the death of liss I Elizabeth Walters, who had been engaged in business as a fruiter, fin;t with the late Mr. Eastman, in Castle-street, Swansiea, Â¡ And for the last twenty years on her own accountâa lady who was widely known and respected. She has been ill less than a week, trouble with one of her feet deevloping into blood- poisonimg. She underwent an operation at a prlv- ate. nursing home, but never rallied from the shock and died on Wednesday. She leaves five brothel's and fiw sisters. Miss Walters carne ftom an I OLD LLANSAMLET FAMILY, and it was forty years ago since she com- menced business with the late Mr. Eastman in Ga&tle-street. She succeeded to this business and later on opened another by the Old Cameron Hotel, and late; still in College-street, over which premises she lived. In her business life she saw bananas I and tomatoes introduced to popularity; when she started they were hardly known.
I AM CHARLEY CHAPLIN." Are ycu really Charley Chaplin, or are you thinking of the JB500 a, week business?" This remark was addressed at Dudley Police Court to Alfred William Billet (39), Poult- ney-street, Wolverhampton, who was sum- moned for drunkenness. P.C. Knight found defendant crawling up the Castle Hill on his hands and knees in front of a tram, and when the officer asked him what he was doinig he replied, "I am working for a pic- ture company, and they ire takiftg me just as I am." Answering the officer's qupry as to who he was, he said, "I am Charley ChaipliiBL." Billpfc wag fined lOsc
â¢â¢ FORMIDABLE I AUSTRIAN POSITION," ATTACK TEMPORARILY STOPPED. I ITALIAN' ADVANCE IN j CADORE. | CAD-ORE. (Press Association War Speoial.) ROME, Wednesday, The following official communique trom Gencr?i Headquarters was issued here to- day From its positions in the Upper Val Camonica. our artillery hit several times the huunents at the head of the Val di Genova, and put to flight the enemy who was occupy- ing them. On the plateau north of Arsiero the enemy's artillery vainly attacked the centre of cur positions on Monte Maronia, which continue to remain in our possession. In the valley' of the Avisio the Neuernberger- huette refuge and a huge wooden shed near by on the south-westerly slope of the Mar- molade Massive were completely destroyed by our fire. ï¿¼ offen- In Cadore our troops assumed the offen- sive, and made an adT?-nce along the entire zone from the Monte Croce Pass to Come- lico. We occupied several hostile positions and seired some trenches. Nevertheles3, owing to the strong defen- sive organisation of the enemy on a posi- tion already rendered formidable by Nature our Sffensave had to be stopped. Fights in the Air. I A squadron ot enemy aircraft yesterday made two flights in quick succession over one of our Hyiing camps in the Lower Isonzo region. They dropped 37 bombs, which, fortunately, caused no casualties or material damage. During the second raid, while shells were bursting, our aircraft boldly rose, but the enemy squadron rapidly flew away. During their retreat the enemy dropped bombs on one of our mili- tary camps, and kitlled three soldiers. (Signed ) CADORNA. HOSPITAL IN ITALIAN PALACE* I CHAPEL. (Press Association War Special). I ROME, Wednesday. Queen Elena's idea of transforming the Quirinal Palace into a hospital for wounded has an important politico-religious bearing. The Pauline Chapel inside the Palace has not been used since 1870, when the temporal Power fell. As Pope Pius IX. placed a ban upon it, Queeai Margerita obtained permis- sion from Pope Leo to hold a religious ser- vice in the Royal gardens. The present I Pope raised the interdiction, again allowing the use of the Pauline Ghapetl. Now the whole of the gorgeous floor, taking its name from Pope Paul V., contains 206 woomded soldiers who are distributed amongst eleven halls.
DROWNED IN QUARRY POND. INQUIRY INTO COCKETT I TRAGEDY. I JURY'S RIDER TO CORPORA- TION. The dnquest was held on Wednesday on the bodies of the two lads who were drowned at Cockett on Monday night-John Ehys (13), roll of the Rev. C. Rhys, and Emrys Morgan (10), son of George Morgan, the former living at Cockett House, Sketty, and the latter at New-road, Cockett. John Williams said he saw the boys sit- ting on some grass near the quarry when he parsed. gmm.1. Barrett, who passed there llater, saoid she saw a coat with a liabel cn one of the pockets with Rex" C. Rhys" on it. I She took it to him, not thinking that any- one was in the pond I, Edward JamffS Price, 16. Percy-street, a driver.dn the R.F.A-, stated that he was ou the, road from Cockett to Sketty when his attention was drawn to a pond in the quarry by some men whom he heaid say roJlW boys hfid fallen in and had been da-ow -d. He went to the pond and saw some men dragging it. The pond was close to the road and was quite unprotected, wxth a sheer drop of 15 to 20 feet. He was told 1 Morgan's body had been recovered, but not; Rhvs's, so It was found at the uottom of the poctt. J. H. Morgan, Llewellyn-street, Sketty, 6aid he had applied artificial respiration to Morgan without effect for about fifteen minutes. I Dr. Morgan, Sketty, said death wae due to suffocation from drowning. William Lloyd gave evidence of being tenant of the Cockett Quarry, and rented ct from-the Swansea Corporation. He received an agreement two months ago, stating he was liable for the fencing in of the pond, but he had not yet done so. He I Admitted it was a dangerous spot, I I ..1 1 1 ] 4 1 and wouM. h?ve it jeneea m niuucuwwv. The j?rv returned a verdict of Death from saffoeateon due to drowning," and added ? rider to the effect that they were of opinion that, the spot was a. very dan- gerous one and should be fenced in from the road, and the pond filled in forth-wilth; also that the attention of the owners of the Quarry, the Swansea Â° Ccerporataon, be art once e-al 1 ed to the matter.
NO TINNED STUFF FOR ENEMY. SCANDINAYIAN FIRMS' DECLARATION. During August 1,652 tons of tinplates were shipped to Norway, as against 1,336 tons for the same month of last year, whilst for the eight months of the present year the increase over the same period of last year amounts to about 11,000 tons. The plates are used for canning &sh. and owing to the recent British restrictions on the export of tinplates, the Norwegian in- dustry finds itself in difficulties. The fact is, it was found that the export of canned foods to our enemies abnormally increased, and Welsh tinplates were being used to their ad- vantage. There is, however, some hope for the Welnh tinplate trade in that more than 30 of the most important canned food factories in Scandinavia have signed a declaration not to I sell to enemies, nor to Holland (except con- trolled bv the Dutch Oversea Trust), nor to Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, or the neutral Balkan States.
THE SECOND TO LAND. 6th WELSH'S PROUD I DISTINCTION. Apropos of the recent discussion. as to which Territorial battalion was the first to land in France, an officer at the front writes to correct the statement of a correspondent who claimed that his battaikon was the first to land somewhere about the 5th Novem- ber," (says Truth.") Thcs office* landed with the 6th Battalion Welsh Regiment on October 29th, and they had been preceded, fcrty-eight hours before, by the 5th Borders. The order of a.rrival, he says, was as follows: 1, London Scot- tish; 2, H.A.C., Infantry; 3, 5th Borders; 4, 6th Batt. Welsh Regiment; 5, Artists' Rafles. As, however, the London Scottish and the H.A. C. cannot be accurately described as Territorial regrlments, my present correspon- dent considers that his was really the second Territorial battalion to land, the 5th Borders being the first. ââ â== j
SWANSEA LIEUTENANT'S WOUNDS. A letter rectiit-en trom a nnree at the Duohees of Westminster's Hospital in France says Lieut. Hhuttlewood, of the 6th Welsh, is making great stride?. The wound in the shoulder is healing nicely, the broken arm is to be opertited"it' o some time this week. and the fractured foot is not at all unoom- ^ort&ble. H -}
BATHERS' CLOTHES. ALLEGED THEFTS AT LANG- LAND BAY. SWANSEA MAN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. There were three charges of theft pre- ferred against Arthur Westlake, described as a, mason, at the Swansea Police Court on Wednesday: Defendant had been previously brought before the court and remanded on three occasions. In the first instance he was charged with stealing and receiving a gent's silver watch and a, cigarette case from the clothes of Evan Hansard, mineral water manufacturer, carrying on business at Mert-yr Tydvil, at Langland Bay, on August 27th, 1915. The owner of the articles said he went to bathe at Langland Xay. Before enter- ing the water he walked up and down the sands. He saw the defendant fumbling with his (witness') pockets. He went up to him and the defendant, who was holding his watch, said, "I saw some children with your watch. Why don't you look after it? P.C. (371) Jenkins then came up and de- fendant threw the cigarette case away. Tha constable then arrested the defendant and took him to the Mumbles Police Station. WeetLake was furtiher charged with stealing and receiving a purse, containing 15s. in money, and a war service badgÂ«, the pro- perty of Stanley Lewis, 31, Plough-road. Lan- dore. These articles were sttso t&ken whilst the owner was in the water on August 26tb. 1915. Evidence was given by MT. Lewis, who saad that when he came out from the wale, be moused $8 articles, which he now identified. The third, and last, charge, was that of stealing and receiving four pennies, 9ct. gofcl stud. a door key and a pocket knife from the clothes of Arthur Jones, oommerow master at Swansea Munic'ial Secondary School, at, Langftand Bay, on August 26th. 1915. Evidence was given by Mr. Jones, sinlilar to that of Mir. Lewis. Mrs. Owen, a widow, of 16, Prospect-terrace. Norton. Mumbles, said that on August 25th. 1915. defendant came to her house, and lodged there. About 11 a.m. he left, saying he was going to Lajigland Bay. He returned about 1.30. and he bought a pair of new boots. She asked him where he had the money, and he said he had saved some money while he wait working. Witness mentioned that ah* wanted a pair of boots, and DEFENDANT GAVK HER 108. 'I to buy a pair of shoes. and auso gave ner 19s. 6d. to go through the week. On other days he left about the same time. On one ooocieion he came home the worse for drink. and he was wearing a. badge, reading "War Service, 1914." Witnesa told him he was not entitled to wear the badge, and he replied that he had been in the 6th Welsh. but had been discharged. By the defendant; You have known me for 14 months?âYes. You have found me honest?âYes. Evidence was given by P.S. Williams to the effect that he visited the house of Mra. Owen. and recovered most of the artac&es- Westlake banded in a long statement to the Bench, pleading guilty. He expressed his sorrow, and said it was all through drink. He had previoualy served penal servi- tude. The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions. Prisoner: Can I have bail? The Chairman of the Bench: We oamnot give you bail, but you cam. apply to the High Court.
I MASTER OF THE OLD HIGHER GRADE. DEIATH OF MR. SAMUEL ROBERTS, B.A. LOYABLE TRAINER OF I YOUTH GONE. Many a Swansea boy now occupying pro- minent positions at-home and abroad will be pained to hear of the death, at the age of 56 years, of Mr. Samuel Roberts, B.A., for upwa.rds of thirty years the headmaster of the Swansea Higher Grade, now the Munin cipal Secondary (Boys) School. Mr. Robert# retired from the scholastic profession iril 1910, owing to a nervigus breakdown, andg with his sister, went to Trowbridge (Wilts). where a brother resides. Rest brought little or no relief and he passed away on Septem- ber 6th after a long illness. The late Mr. Roberts' advent to Swansea was shortly after the opening, in 1883, of the school, which was then in Trinity-place. He came with very high credentials from the London School Board, and during his long tenure at Swansea he put in much strenuous work that finally brought the Swansea Higher Grade School to its present high position, in the educational world. He was of a very quiet, unassuming na- ture, a.nd on his retirement, in 1910, he car- ried away with him the encomiums of the whole of the members of the Local Educa- tion Authority. It is no exaggeration to say that thou- sands of boys passed through his hands, and all who are alive to-day can testify to the Ability and painstaking can 1 1 ..1 cAllAAl with wnicn ne carneu uu "U Amongst those who feel his death very keenly is Mr. John Burns, the late science demonstrator at the school who was ap- pointed on the opening of the School, just- prior to Mr. Roberts' comnig, and did not retire until some time after the deoeasea headmaster left.
KICKS AND SCRATCHES. HAFOD MOTHER ANI> DAUGHTER BOUND OYER. At the Swansea Police Court on Thurs- day, Harry Trew, Odo-street, Hafodj sum- moned Savah and Margaret Maybeoary, mother and daughter, for assault. Complainant alleged that the mother was scratching her face, whilst the daughter kicked him from behind, after calling him downstairs from bed. Mrs. Grace Walters sacd that she was in apartments in the house. On September 2nd the defendant were pulling Mrs. Trew't hair about, so she called Mr. Trew down; and the assault then took place. It was alleged that the daughter said, Go on, mother; go on, mother," whilst she wo kicking the complainant. David Walters, husband of the last wifc ness, corroborated. Defendants said that complainant tried tA throw them out of the house. They alleged that he kicked them, and that his wifo pulled Mrs. Maybairy's haiir "out of het head. The Bench bound both defendants evai to be of good behaviour for 12 calends months, in the sum of LI.O.
HE GOT THE NEEDLE." Seventeen gramopnone neeaies were ox- tracted from a. soldier's back at Cardiff yesterday, the wounds having been cause' by a shall bursting iijoar a, gramop&cw^