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Gunboat Disaster. ,

- .SWISS RAILWAY SMASH.

2,500 MINERS STRIKE.

ARGENTINE CRUISERS.

ALPINE FATALITIES.

PITCHED DOWN A RAVINE.

DE PLEHVE'S ASSASSIN.

A BARCELONA MYSTERY.

BRIGANDS IN ITALY.

COLONISTS WANTED.

BATH HORSE SHOW.

CRUSHED TO DEATH.

; Tl|reatei|ed on Two Sides…

Alarmist Rumours Rife.

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Alarmist Rumours Rife. (Central News Special War Telegram.) ST. PETERSBURG, Thursday. Despatches arriving here from correspondents at Mukden speak of the existence of various rumours of what is happening at the front, all of which lack anything like confirmation. One story which has been spread at Mukden is to the effect that the JaDanese army have suffered defeat, and that General Kuroki has been killed. According to another rumour two Japanese ¡ generals, who, however, are not mentioned by Dame have been made prisoners w'tb their forces. (Press Association Special War Telegram.) PARIS. Thursday. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Echo de Paris," telegraphing yesterday, says battle has begun before Mukden between 1st and 17th Russian Corps and General Kuroki. General Kuropatkin's rearguard is 20 kilo I metres from Mukden. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Petit Journal telegraphs under yesterday s date -In the course of last night the Cossack cavalry cut up a strong detachment of Japanese which had eentared within seven miles of I Mukden. The road is free. The retreat is being effecter- under less difficult conditions, the Japanese not having found positions on whish to plant their artillery. ¡ The Japanese continue pursuit, but less vigor- oualy. (Central News Speoial War Telegram.) I PARIS, Thursday. A St. Petersburg correspondent states that a great battle is in progress before Mukden, the | 1st corps of General Meyzendorff and the 7th under General Bilr ering, being engaged against General Kuraki's forces. Both of the Russian corps are, it is stated, under the chief command of General Meyendorff. General Kuropatkin is proceeding with the main army to Tieling. The battle :s in progress along the line of rail- way. According to a Chinese report the Japanese are now occupying the heights parallel with the road, and General Nodzu ia hurrying on Mukden in the tracks of General Kuroki. The Berlin correspondent of the Novoe ( Vremya this morning states that the Japanese j say their intention ia to take Mukden, and then rest until the spring. The decisive battle will probably take place j near Hu.rbin. Throughout the winter reinfoicemeufs will be I hurried to the front. Tieling is an important Manchurian town on the Siberian Railway, about 25 miles north of Mukden A RUMOUR FROM ROME. II (Central News Special War Telegram.) ROME, Thursday Morning. I A despatch from Mukden to the Ageusia Liberia" states that several of the Russian detachments of troops have refusod to continue their march towards the north, being absolutely overcome with fatigue. General Kuropatkin, it is stated, has left the troops in the Bmall fortifi. cations about Mukden. HUGE STORES CAPTURED. (Exchange Company's Special War Telegram.) ROME, Thursday. In their hurried retreat the Russians wtre not always able to transport or destroy provisions, and in consequence a great quantity fell into the enemy's hands. At Pankianpu the Japanese captured 132 vragons containing victuals and 38 loaded ivith ammunition. At Changkiapuze they took 97 field cannon (mostly unspiked), and thousands of rifles, revolvers, and swords. The Russian transport horses being killed, the Japanese have difficulty in transporting the boot owing to their lack of horses. JAPS ATTACK RUSSIAN TERRITORY. (Press Association Special War Telegram.) ST. PETERSBURG, 4.30 p.m. Two Japanese cruisers bombarded Korsakovsk (Saghalin) yesterday and fired torpedoes at the sunken cruiser Novik. No attempt was made at landing. Korsabovsk is defended by coast batteries. Saghalin is a Russian island immediately to the north of the northernmost island of the Japanese Empire, and is a Rausian convict settlement.—Ed. PORT ARTHUR. The Daily Chronicle's special correspon- dent at Chifu telegraphs that firing bas been heard in the direction of Port Arthur to-day, and the refugees consider that the fall of tbe fortress is certain at the next general attack. It is reported that Japanese shells have fired the only flour mill in Port Arthur. The Daily Ohroaiole's war correspondent at Tokio telegraphs The main attack on Port Arthur is reported to be making successful pro- gress. Once when ammunition ran short on both sides the combatants threw stones at each other. The Japanese ammunition arrived first, and the Russians were defeated. SYSTEMATIC BOMBARDMENT. (Exchange Co.'e Special War Telegram.) PARIS, Thursday. A private message which has reached the Journal from General Macsow, the American military attache, who recently left Port Arthur for Vladivostok, states that the Japanese bom- bardment of Port Arthur continues with singular regularity, beginning at 6 o'clock in the morning and proceeding until noon, and recommencing at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and lasting till 7 o'clock. JAPS REPORTED REPULSED. (Press Association Special War Telegram.) GEIIFU, Thursday, 1.40 p.m. Chinese who left Port Arthur on September 5th report severe fighting took place on the 3rd inst. The Japanese attacked certain positions ou the east and west flanks of theRuasiana, who allowed them to approach within a short distance, when thfey opened a heavy fire, compelling the Japan- ese to retreat after three hours' fighting. An incident in the fighting was a clash between cavalry regiments, terminating in a Japanese retreat. KAISER AND THE WAR. < (Exchange Company's Special War Telegram.) PARIS, Thursday. The Berlin correspondent of the Journal states that the German Emperor will review the Baltic squadron at Kiel shortly. j Tie telegram adds that it is persistently rumoured that the Kaiser's intervention in con- nection with the Russo- Japanese wUr is extremely probable. (Central News Special War Telegram.) PARIS, Thursday Morning. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the "Journal" this morning saj s the news of a re- view of the Baltic squadron at Kiel by the Emperor of Germany has now been confirmed. The Czar, it is stated, will leave on board Admiral Rodjeatyensky's vessel, which is to meet the Kaiser at the entrance to the canal. The two Emperors will then pass through the canal together, and on reaching the end would allow the whole of the squadron to file past them. JAP ORDERS FOR ARMOUR PLATE. PITTSBURG, Thursday. Japan has ordered from the Cavuegie Steel Company 7,500 tons of finest nickel ateel plalea 1 for banleabips.-BeI1\er.

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DEAD TRAMP IN A BROOK.

TWO WOMEN AND A~HATPIN.

SCENE AT CAERLE0N COUNCIL.

CYCLING ACCIDENT AT LLANTRISANT.

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I'Drugged and Robbed.

A MIDNIGHT ELOPEMENT.

iDECAPITATED AT CWMAMAN. !

CARMARTHEN BANKRUPTCY COURT.

DROWNED IN A WELL

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The Eisteddfod. -_.

PIRATED MUSIC.

T.V.R. PROSECUTION.

TROLLY-WAGON FATALITY.

MISSING BICYCLE.!

.LOCAL WILL.

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