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ON THE SOME.¡
ON THE SOME. ¡ British Improve Their Position. Longeuval Strongholds Won. I ALUED SUCCESSES IN I' THE AIR. I TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. To-day's French official commu- nique, issued through the Trens Bureau, is as follows:— On the front of the Somme two strong enemy detachments which attempted to reach our lines Lo the west of Vermandovillers, were repulsed by rifle fire. On the left bank of the Meuse a Ger- man attempt on our position at Hill 304, failed under our fire. On the right bank of the Meuse two German attacks launched in the course of the night against a re- doubt in the ravine to the south of Fleury, were broken by our cur- tain fire and infantry fire, which inflicted serious losses on the enemy. Our troops, pursuing their local operations, have captured some elements of trenches north of La Chapelle St. Fine and in the region of the Thiamont Work, where we captured a machine- gun. The artillery duel is always lively in the sector of the Fumin Wood and Chenois. The nig1 twas calm on the rest of the front. Aviation.—During the morning of 27th July, a French aeroplane, piloted by Sergt.-Major De Der- line, attacked a German machine flying over Thalons. The French plot had just opened fire when his machine gun jammed. The enemy took to flight. Two of our aviators who noticed Sergt.- Major De Derline, put up speed. caught his 'adversary, and over- turned his machine. Sergt.- Major De Derline was dragged with him in his fall. The Frenc h pilot and the two German avia- tors, who fell within our lines, were all killed. Sergt.-Major De Derline had al- ready brought down two aero- planes, and had just received the Military Medal. In the region of Amiens our scout- ing aeroplanes were engaged in 34 fights, in the course of which five enemy aeroplanes were obliged to land in a disabled condition. A sixth German aeroplane was brought down between Chaulncs and Rove. In the night of the 28th-29th July, our bombarding air squadrons carried out several operations, and 207 shells were launched in all on bivouac, depots and railway stations along the enemy's front. The British Arniy on the Somme has followed the capture of Delville Wood by taking the last enemy strongholds in Longueval. Our aviators operating in the neighbourhood of Bapaume have destroy? two hostile aeroplanes. Enemy attacks in the Vosges have been repulsed by the French with considerable loss to the assailants "CUSTOMARY RESISTANCE." FRENCH TRIBUTE TO BRITISH TROOPS. Paris, Fr-idav Sattirday).Tlie expert French commentator, writing this evening, says: On the British front, north of the Somme, the sharp lighting which has been going on since yesterday has enabled our Allies to complete the die- lodging of the Brandenburg's Detacli ent, which still maintained a looting in Del- rille Wood. Two German attacks against this im- portant position were broken against the customary resistance of the British troops. Simultaneously our Allies made further progress in the village of Longue- val. the whole of which they now occupy, and in the vicinity of Pozieres Regarding events in the French sectors of the Somme our communiques are! Bilettt, but 4 is nevertheless an interesting fact that the enemy thought it necessary to fiend out a strong reconnaisance in the region of Chaulnes, before Verdun.' An attack which was being prepared against our positions west of Tliiaumont; was held up by our curtain fire, without | being able to approach our lines, and we gained some ground in consequence in this region. Along the rest of the frrwnt, apart from a diversion by the enemv in the Vosges, which was repulsed, there was nothing bnt artillery firing- THE BELGIAN FRONT. Lie Havre, Friday (received Saturday) .-I A communique issued here this evening j states: There is nothing to report on the Belgian front.—Press Association. SOUTH AFRICA'S PRIDE. Pretoria, Friday (received Saturday).— General Botha and his colleagues have cabled a message of pride, admiratioll and satisfaction at the South African's achievements at Delville.-Reuter.
COMPULSORY WIRELESS. I
COMPULSORY WIRELESS. I By an Order in Council, signed by the King on Friday, under the Defence of the Realm Act, regulations are made for British ebips of over 3,000 tons being pro- vided with wirelem telegraph installa- j tiona. I
ANTHRACITE MHtERS [
ANTHRACITE MHtERS [ "MEBfllSG" CLAUSE OF JUDGE O'CGNOii'S AWARD RJEGTEU DEMAND TO MEET RAASTEIRS II, (By Our Mining Correspondent.) Alt hough there is no actual threat ol drastic steps in the resolution passed by the delegates of the anthracite coalfield; at their meeting in Swansea on Saturday, there is contained in it a definite rejection' of what is known as the merging clause of the award by which the men in this area receive 45.78 per cent. upon the 1879 standard wage, instead of the 50 per cent. given to the men in other districts. The delegate meeting at the Dockers' Hall, Swansea, was presided over by Mr. W. Hughes, Cross Hands, and the vice- chair was occupied by Mr. Tom Davies, Dillwyn Colliery. Among those present were: Mr. J. James (agent), Mr. David Morgan ((secretary), Mr. J. D. Morgan (treasurer), and a full representation of all the .Federation lodges in the anthracite district. Mr. J. D. Morgan (chief agent), was absent owing to the death of his sister. BANK HOLIDAY QUESTION. Mr. John James gave the report of the month's work, and called the attention of the delegates to the letter of the Ad- miralty in reference to the August Bank Holidays, and pleaded with the delegates for a representation at the conference to be held next Tuesday at Cardiff, when the question of holidays will be discussed, THE EXTRA HALF-CROWN. The delegates adopted a resolution con-i demning the action of the Government, in making a concession to the South Wales; coalowners of the power to charge half-a-crown more per ton for coal for home consumption, under the Coal Prices Limitation Act. The meeting held that the concession was unfair and uncalled for, having regard to the high prices maintained and the profits made by the ooalowners. He also announced the appointment of Justice Pickford as independent chairman of the South Wales Coal Conciliation Board. In regard to local disputes, Mr. James ex plained the position at the Raven Col- liery, Garnant, and the matter was re- ferred back to him and the local coinmit- tee to deal with further points. The settlement regarding rippings at Gclliceidrym Colliery was considered very satisfactory. The dispute concerning the two con- secutive weeks" question at Gwaun-cae- Gurwen Collieries was again considered and referred to the courts for settlement, j AMBULANCE MOTORS FOR THE WAR I Reports of the delegates upon the pro- posed scheme to provide (jointly with th coalowners of South Wales) motor ambu- lances for the St. John Ambulance Associ- ation, were received, and a feeling was ex- pressed that further opportunities should be afforded Deputy Commissioner Herbert Lewis to address meetings in other parts of the district. For that purpose the tinal voting was adjourned for a month. In the meantime, the prospects are excel- lent, the vote now taken being favourable. THE LOST FIVE PER CENT. Mr. T. Richards, M.P. (general secre- tary of the South Wales Miners' Federa- tion), and Mr. W. P..Nicholas, of Ponty- pridd (the Federation's solicitor), at- tended on behalf of the Central Executive Council to explain and discuss the position regarding the award of Judge O'Connor on the Cent, or lost five per cent." It will be remembered that while accepting as final, the decision of Judge O'Connor as to whether they were to receive an extra five per cent. upon the standard, the anthra- cite men contested the recommendation to merge the 45.78 per cent. now paid upon the 1879 standard into the new 1915 stall- dard. Mr. Richards and Mr. Nicholas ad- dressed the meeting at length, and, after considerable discussion and explanation of the award, the meeting decided to re- ject the recommendatiou of the Central Executive, and to ask the Council to con- vene a meeting of the South Wales Coal Conciliation Board to further consider the question at issue. When put in concrete form, the demand made to the coalowners will be that they should, during the currency of the 1915 agreement, pay, as the new standard, 50 per cent. upon the 1879 standard, as is done in the other districts of South Wales, plus the percentages which have since ac- crued. WESTERN MINERS. The monthly. meeting of the "VestNil: miners was held at Swansea on Saturday, Mr. Dd. Griffiths, Birchtrmve, presided. It was resolved to contribute £ 5 towards a memorial to the late Mr. Keir Hardie.! Mr. Edward Black (of the National; War Savings Committed addressed the. meeting upon the scheme, adopted in non- nection with the committee. The dele- gates of the respective lodges were in- .struetedto outline the scheme at lodge meetings and discuss the most convenient methods to be adopted in its propaganda. It was also decided to appoint a vice- chairman, who would also act as a mem- ber of the executive committee for six' months prior to his advent to the chair. The auditors' report for the last year showed that the financial position of the association was satisfactory.
BIG LOCAL WILL. I
BIG LOCAL WILL. Mr. James Price William Gwynne Hol- foia, of Buckland, Brecon, and Cilgwyn, | Carmarthen, High Sheriff of Brocoll in 1 1857, Deputy Lieutenant and Lord of the Manor of Wenallt, a magistrate for both counties, a member of the Breconshire County Council, and chairman, of the Old County Roads Board, who died on Feb- ruary 5th, in his 83rd ye*1- has left estate j of the gross
WELSH NATIONAL FUND. I
WELSH NATIONAL FUND. Lady Glanusk presided on Friday over! a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Welsh National Fund for Providing Comforts for the Welsh Troops, in the ab- sence of the president, Mrs. Lloyd George. There were also present the Hon. I^ady Herbert, Hon. Violet Douglas Pennant, Countess of Dundonald, Sir Vincent Evans. Mr. William Lewis, the hon- secretary, reported that the recent coi, cert arranged by Lady Mond on behalf of the fund and held at 16, Carlton House Terrace had resulted in an addition of ,),I,Ollt ,tiSo to the fund, and the committee recorded their grateful thanks to Lady M ond, and also to Lady Cowdray for the use of the house and for entertaining the Welsh wounded soldiers, the artistes and others. Since the last meeting a large! number of comforts have been forwarded to the Welsh troops, and the hon. secre- tarp was requested to comedy with further (' requisition? reqc?'? t
AIR RAIO. I ENEMYGRAFT GROSS THE COAST YORKSHIRE AND LINCOLNSHIRE VISITED Press Bureau, 3 a.m.—The following communique was issued by the Field- Marshal Commanding-in-Cliief Home Forces at 2.35 a.m., July 29:— German airships raided the East Coast early this morning. The number of raiders has not yet been established. Reports as to raiders crossing our coast have come in from Yorkshire and Lincoln- shire. !j¡ Itios are reported to have been dropped, but details are as yet lacking.— Press Association. TEN BOMBS IN LINCOLNSHIRE. I 1 lie jjAchaiige Tciegrupli Oo/s East Coast correspondent says:—A Zeppelin up- peared over the Lincolnshire LOGl.it at 1.20 this morning, it was misty at the time, and the Zeppelin could not be seen, it proceeded inland lor a snort distance, and dropped two bombs on the side of the railway. It then proceeded to an adjoin- ing village, where about eigkt bombs were dropped. The bombs feli in fields and on roads, where no damage was done. The Zeppelin cruised about for some twenty minutes, and went off in a northerly direction towards the Yorkshire Coast.— (Passed for publication). 32 BOMBS: NO DAMAGE. The following communique was issued by the Field Marshal Commander-in-Chief of Home Forces at 1.30 p.m. July :N.til:- Three airships raided the East Coast between midnight and 1.30 a.m. Thirty- two bombs were dropped in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, but no material damage and no casualties were caused. Many other bombs are reported to have fallen in the &ea. At one place anti- aircraft guns were in action, and suc- ceeded in driving off the aircraft from their objective. The raiders appear to have been-greatly hampered by fog. DUTCHMEN TRY A SHOT. I Amsterdam, Saturday.—A Zeppelin fly- ing over Dutch territory passed over Sluis- kil, on the Belgian-Dutch fronrtier, at 4.30 ,this morning. The airship, which was flying in a south-easterly course, was fired at without result by the Dutch frontier guards.
DRY DOCK WORKERS.I
DRY DOCK WORKERS. I Increase of Sixpence a Day I Secured. In March last the National Amalga- mated Labourers' and Dockers' Lmons applied to Hie ship repairers of the Bristol Channel for an increase of wages. The application was referred by the employers to the Committee on Production, which at the time refused to grant the advance. I\ egoti&tions were reopened, and the claim was placed before the Committee on Pro- duction in London on Thursday. The award has now been received, and entitles the men to (id. per day from the first full pay in July. Mr. John Twomey, the local p?i?- in July. secretary, put forth tie case on behalf of t,he National Amalgamated Labourers' Union. The advance applies to all grades of dry dock workers. (
ON THE DUTCH RHINE.I
ON THE DUTCH RHINE. I Amsterdam, Friday.—The "Frankfurter Zeitung," referring to the Dutch Gov- ernment's prohibition of transit through Dutch Rhine waters and canals of materials for works of construction, says that this prohibition has now been re- voked and a provisional arrangement reached whereby during July and August transit will he allowed for 810,000 tons. The Frankfurter Zeitung" hopes tha.t a definite agreement will soon supersede this temporary arrangement.
LONDON WELSH WEDDING. I
LONDON WELSH WEDDING. Ttbe wedding has taken place at the Welsh Tabernacle, King's Cross, of Miss Enid Lewis, eldest daughter of Rev. El vet Lewis, M.A., and Lieut. A. P. Llewellyn Blaxter, of Chidham, Potter's Bar, home on leave from the East, where he has been serving. The bride's fat,her officiated, and a large company of friends attended. A feature of the service, was an English hymn oomposed by Elert and entitled "Lord of Love and Holy Gladness." It was sung to the Welsh tune "Hyfrydol."
BE READY FOR PEACE!I
BE READY FOR PEACE! The German people will no doubt have to submit to 'whatever arrangements it may please the Kaiser and his Chancellor to impose upon them; but are the British people to be no less completely in the hands of Mr. Asquith and Viscount Grey?" The sentenoe is from an article written by the Right Hon. Sir Edward Careon, K.C., M.P., on "-The for a New Parliament." Sir Edward deals on the great question of the nation's readiness when peace comes to be talked abont-" talked about seriously, and not by cranks/' His argu- ments on this vital subject are important in the extreme, and everv one ought to read his contribution published exclu- sively in the Illustrated Sunday Herald this week-end.
NO SUGAR WITHOUT TEA.-I
NO SUGAR WITHOUT TEA. I Complaints continue to be made that I shopkeepers are refusing to sell sugar to customers unless tea or butter is bought at the same time. The Secretary of the Sugar Commis- sioners writes in reply to a letter sent this week: The Commission has no ob- jection to a retailer declining to sell sugar unless other goods are purchased at the same time, provided that the choice of the other goods is left to the customer." The letter should have added, "or any specified sum spent," the secretary of the Sugar Commission having already ex- plained that it is illegal for any shop- keeper to name the article to be bought at the same time as the sugar or the sum of monoy to be spent. The condition that some other article be bought is allowed in order that the demand for sugar should be restricted and that the habit of col- lecting sugar from shop to shop indulged in by some women misould ba AtoAmed-
MOTOR TRAGEDY SAD FATE OF LOCAL OFFICER'S CLERK II THE nQJEST STORY A shocking mo-tor accident occurred near Saron Chapel, I-'lorestfacli, about 11 p.m. on Thursday. Messrs. Goldixtg, painter and paperhaitger; James, fruiterer; and D. Morris, clerk to Capt,ain Harold Wil- liams, solicitor, Gorseinon, were on their way home from Swansea in a motor-car. Ne-ar the above-mentioned spot the car came into contact with a wall while trying to pass a brake going in the came direc- tion. Mr. Morris was thrown clean out of the car with terriifc force, and was so badly injured that he was removed to Swansea Hospital, whore he succumbed 20 minutes after admittance. He was a resident of Gowerton, and some months ago acted as Leader correspondent for the district. Both th* other occupants of the car escape ^Jirjjured except ft r a shaking, and t e only damage to the C31 < was remedied 'y the removal of one of the wheels. The story of he fatal motor accident at Gendros on Ti ursday night was related to Mr. J. Glyn Morris (deputy coroner) at Swansea on Saturday, when the death of Thomas Morris (51), of Woodland-terrace, G-owerton, was inquired into.—Mr. Ed- ward Harris appeared on behalf of the owner of the c.;r (Mr. J. James), and Mr. Henry Thompson represented Captain Harold Williams, by whom the deceased was engaged as clerk. Captain Williaills was also present. Thomas Eva us, a Fforest fach coal mer- chant, said that on Thursday night he was returning home with a brake and two .horses. Near Salem Chapel he heard the car approach. It passed him, and wit- ness next saw a man huddled against the wall. His head -was cut, and witness sent for a, doctor. Be did not see the man fall from the car. The occupants of the car, he added, had been drinkimr, and he con- sidered that he car was travelling too quicklv. THE CAR OWNERiS EVIDENCE. Joseph James, the owner m the car, a fruiterer, of Gorseinou, said he was re- turning from Swansea, and when passing the brake he exclaimed, Oh, my God, Mr. Morris aas fallen out!" They im- mediately we.it back to look for the de- ceased, whom thpy found a short distance away, and witness bathed the cuts on his bead Questioned by the Coroner as to how the deceased fell out, witness said he could. not account for it. Dr. Tudor Thomas said deceased was suffering from severe head wounds. The forehead and side of the face were also bruised, and Morris died soon after ad- mission, due* to a tractured skull and con- cussion of tlie brain. The Coroner said it seemed extraordi- nary how the deceased should have fallen from the car, and the jury returned a ver- dict of "Accidental death," and issued a warning to the drivers of the car and brake to be more careful in future. General sy npathv was expressed with the relatives. It was pointed out that the deceased had been a faithful servant for many years of Capt. Williams, who deeply regretted that he had met his death in such a tragic manner. MUCH FURIOUS DRIVING. The Coroner remarked that there was a good deal of furious'driving going on in the town. It was on the increase, and he hoped this occurrence would serve as a warning I-,(-) pll motor car drivers.
SMUGGLED WOOLLENS. Foreign Ship's Officer Fined £50 at Aberavon. At Abt-ravon o? Fridav, Pascival l b ar- At Aberavon on Friday, Pascival Ibar- rando, chief onieer of the s,s. J uiteo, a Spanish vessel, was charged by the chief collector of Customs with having smug- gled a quantity of woollen and cotton goods to the value of £70. Prisoner, who was found guilty, was fined £50, and was ordered to forfeit the goods. Prisoner paid the fine before leaving the court.
MISPLACED SYMPATHY. I
MISPLACED SYMPATHY. Michael Evans was on board H.M.S. In- vincible, and was missing after the North Sea fight. His parents at Newcastle re- ceived an official letter of sympathy on the supposition that he had gone down with his ship. On Friday they were fined for concealing him as a deserted in their house, where he was found under a bed.
ILOOPED LOOP To VICTORY.I
LOOPED LOOP To VICTORY. The following extract from a recent re- port of the R.N.A.S. was issued yester- day:- On July 15 one of our aeroplanes. a Nieuport, patrolled ten miles out to sea, and when approaching Ostend, at about 12,000 feet, encountered a Ger- man seaplane—a single-engine tractor type—500 ft. below him. The enemy man- oeuvred for a position behind and below the Nieuport, both machines meanwhile executing a steep glide. The British pilot thereupon looped over the enemy, who passed underneath him. He thus gained the desired posi- tion behind, and opened fire into the seaplane at a range of 100 yards. The German pilot, who was evidently Ïiît, made a vertical nose dive. The machine was last seen in flames, falling head- long downwards.
NEATH HERO'S RECEPTION. I
NEATH HERO'S RECEPTION. A popular reception was accorded Pte. Dick Hughes, D.C.M., of the King's Somerset Light Infantry, on his return to Nearfjh on Friday night, convalescent from wounds. For some weeks past, he has been an inmate of the American Women's War Hospital at Paignton. Penydre and its immediate neighbourhood was ablaw wfth decorations in honour of the hero's return home, and the train was met at Aberavon by Councillor Matthew Arnold (ex-mayor), and Councilor Walter E. Reee (deputy-mayor), and Pte. Hughes was con- veyed to Neath by motor-car. At Melvn- orythan he was officially welcomed acrossi the borough boundary by the Mayor (Councillor Thos. Jones), Councillor Dan Harry, and Mr. W. Bowen Davies, and the Skewen Silver Band headed a proces- sion through the town to the soldier's htome at Penydre. The lilie of route was thronged with eijthusdastic citizens, who cheered the he-ro to the echo. Arrange- ments arc being made to publicly decorate Pte Hughes with the D.C.M., and this will probably take place at a municipal garden party on August 10th in the Vic- toria Garden&.
BRODY TAKEN. [j i UUVi;,\11…
BRODY TAKEN. [j i U U V i 11 Austrian Army Crushed. 1 I ￼ S.MS MESJJSPTURED. ? ? <n-jL s Russia' Striking Victory ?!Mufj Pet.rogrnd, Fr?r};> .-e." dn.) I a.T communiq ue to- j Imght St'yS:- On the Western front in the direc- tion west of Lutzk, our elements, taking the offensive, broke through the whole enemy front, and having crushed the enemy, continual to advance. Our cavalry iss pursuing ch; enemy, who is lieeing III disorder. We tooli 46 guns, and made pris- oners about 50 officers, including two generals, and over 9,000 rank and file. In the valley of the Rivers Sloni- ovluJ. and -Beldourovka our troops j dislodged the enemy on the whole line, and pursued him in tne direc-l tion of Brody, which town we occupied yesterday i-norning The. numbei of prisoners and the booty is not yet estimated.—Press j Association. FALLING BACK ON LEMBEEG. (" Timt" War Telegram, per Press (" Tiines War 'Feic-gram, per Press From STANLEY WASHBURN. Dubno, Friday (received Satur- day).- Russian cavalry ,entered Brody at 6.30 this morning after three days fierce fighting. The enemy is retiring in the direction of Lern- I berg. Brody, a town of 17,000 people, ie not a place of any special importance, but its capture signifies a deepening of the eri- velopment 01 the Austrian centre on the Strypa. This is the eole part of the' enemy's line which has resisted the, weight of General Brusiloff's offensive.! The capture of Brody TEatly wcaJ?en? Hie' Austrian positions to the south-east.? Brody is 54 mi lee from L-emlx-rg. PROGRESS BEFORE BARANOVITCHI. Petrograd, Friday, 12.20 p.m.—On the Wrastern front, in the region of Krevo, our artillery brought down an enemy aeroplane, which tell in his own lines. In the districts north-east and south- east of Baranovitelii there were artillery activity and important skirmishes, which resulted in our making progress at some points. In the region of the Rivers Sloniovka and Boldurowka our prosreas continues with success Caucasus Front.—The offensive of our Army continues on the Kivas road. One of our reconnoitring parties captured 31 Turkish officers. j
-I BLACKMAILING KAISER
BLACKMAILING KAISER An Outrageous Threat to Spanish Catholics. As the Times-" puts it if any proof be wanted of the eelf-degradation of which the Emperor William is capable, it is to be found in a message he has caused to be addressed to certain Spanish noblemen and others. Recently a sym- pathetic address of Spanish Catholics to their co-religionists in Belgium caused very great annoyance, both at the Ger- man Embassy In Madrid, and at Berlin, i Well-known members of the Spanish' aristocracy, whose family possess a fine estate in Belgium, received a special intimation from the Emoeror William, through a channel which could not be ignored, that, unless thev withdrew their signatures to this Address, the old trees in their park would be cut down, while in their mansion would be billeted the « roughest soldiers in the German Army." who would refile and destroy the furni-| ture." They were further warned that reprisals would be taken against tlw, Spaniards resident in Belgium. Thej threat was not an empty one, for, in the I early days of the war, the agent of tli ic, very estate had been taken as a hostage by the Germans and shot.
MEXICO AND U.S.-I
MEXICO AND U.S. I Differences Settled. I Washington, Friday (received Satur- cl ii'v).FliL- American Ambassador to-day indicated that a. satisfactory solution of the differences between i'exieo and the United States had been reached.
ITALY GAINS GROUND. I
ITALY GAINS GROUND. Explosive Buiiets Used by Austrians. Rome, Friday.—To-day's official com- munique says:— In the Stelvio region and in the Vallarsa lively artillery duels are reported. On the night of the 26th the enemy at- tacked in force our positions- on Mount Seluggio (Posina Vailed, and Mount I ebro (Sette Comuni Plateau), but was re- pulsed with heavy loss. On Mount Coliriceon we extended our i positions during the after heavy fighting. We took 73 prisoners, including two oiffcers, and one machine-gun. Our aircraft renewed the bombardment of enemy parks at Bellamonte, in the. upper valleye of the Delano and |5u1. The enemy artillerv r-ontinued .the bombardment of the villages, causing some damage. During the fighting on the Carso at San Miehele and San Martino, the enemy was again found to be using explosive rifle bullets and asphyxiating gas bombs.
MACEDONIA BATTLE. Whirlwind Charge by Serbial i I Infantry. l Paris, Saturday.—The special oorrespon- i dent of the Petit Parisien at Salonika. > telegraphing under yesterday's date, on the Serbian operations in Macedonia, dp-: scribes the action of the Serbian Army as vigorous. The Bulgarians were estab- lished on heights, and thought their posi-j tions were impregnable. However, when the Serbian artillery opened fire the Bui- j gar lines Sell back in disorder. The maf- nificent charge of the Serbian infantry: was so impetuous that out of one whole1 battalion there were only three dead, the Bulgarians not liavinjr had time to brjn into action their machine guns. An en-! tire Bulgarian company was annihilated in its trench, which the Serbians i iD-, mediately utilised against the enemy (if- spite an extraordinary violent though m- < accurate artillery fire.. Some Bulgarians, taken prisoners, Of'- ( dared on interrogation, that they were j astounded to find P?rbiana against themJ as the Bulgarian staff had announced twi all Bulgar regiments that the Serbian 1 army had been utterlv annihilated in Albania.
FROM PITCAIRN-ISLAND. I t
FROM PITCAIRN-ISLAND. I Two young inhabitant s of Pifccairn Island, Charles and Edwin Young, d-e- scendants of Midshipman Young, the sole I mutineer ofifcer of H.M.S. Bounty, were l on Friday at Buckingham Palace pre- sented to the King and Queen by Mr. and Mrs. Scorosbv Routledge, who recently ro- turned from a three years' scientific ex- pedition. Pitcairn is a solitary island in the Pacific Ocean. The Colony was founded in 1790 by the mutineers of the Bounty. 9 British sailors and 1R Ta,hitians, and its existence became known in 180R. The King and Queen talkpd mlh the young men at length inquiring closely into the conditions of the island and its people. The King hoped that they would enjoy their visit to England, while the Queen accepted from them a gift of dried and embroidered leaves. The men, who wore sailor dress, were sma* and lithe, with, very dark skins.
SWANSEA QUAKER WEDDING.
SWANSEA QUAKER WEDDING. A marriage after the manner of the Friends is something uninue. Tlie bride and bridegroom take things into. their own hands and actually marry themselves. Such a Quaker wed dine took place on Saturday in the Friends' Meeting House, Swansea, For some two or more minutes the silence was unbroken, save for the recital of a few verses. Then the bride and bridegroom stood, and taking each other by the hand, the latter said, Friends, I take this mv friend to be my wife, promising, through Divine assist- ance, to be unto her a loving and faith- ful husband, until it shall please the Lord by death to separate us." Theil the bride said the same, with the necessary altera- tions only, the promise of both being equal. A brief passage of Scripture was read, a few words of counsel offered, a I prayer, a thanksgiving and some more ¡' silence, and the meeting and the wedding were complete. The bride, formerly of Swansea, 'WM Miss Drusella Poole, and the bridegroom Samuel Broom field, accountant, both now of Newport.
Regiments Wiped Out. TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. TKo more desperate enemy efforts to re-capture Delville Wood were repulsed hint nig lit with heavy l". to enemy. Hand to hand struggle north-east o; P'ziercv, and near High Wood continues and we have made progress in all three places. Evidence sho.vs that in k.st few enemy '.s losses have been very severe, particularly in Delville Wood, where two or three regiments appear to Lav" been annihilated. GENERAL AT -SWAASEA. Three Distinririhec" Visitors. i .:e ui.-l inguished p< -oii.,gt -—GtntrctJ v i ainiii: Lo-d T. c d:r • -if Uif :-e:-raj! i r- ;<■ i'. .Y }: ;111.1 uii fb« fiI1'I_ ic honorary ¡I'd '(!1;¡: t'r, 1 .j h n !!■ ■■■, • lunch.'d with Prior r,» k." my '1'"1\ •; 'r.m. t d the Swansea Naval Brigade H '< Ijl"-)i. If"»_ :v: y, l ex.. pressc- d f:Jti.ctruf t J U._Ù ft; 1,¡i:lllè. WINDSOR MEETING, 1.30—Capital 1, Sanctum 2, Brownii 3.— 15 ran. Betting: 10 to 1 Capital, 2 to 1 Sam turn, 100 to S Brownii. Z.O-Carol Singer 1, Minster Bell 2, Mate lot 3.-24 ran. Betting: 3 to I Carol Singer, 100 to 8 Minster Bell and Aiuieiot. 2.15—Phalaris 1, Argos 2, TorJoisk 3.— Eleven ran. Betting 7 :to 1 Phalaris 2 to 1 Argos, 8 to 1 Torloisk. 3.15-Tre-ddle 1, The Square 2, Metallic 3,-Tweh-e ran. RUSSIAN HAUL, retrograd. Sauir day.— Y# esterday's captures amount 0 400 oiiicers, 20,000 men, uid 65 guns. ihe enemv iave been driven back'on the tviioie front from the lovel- ftogipthe Railway to Brody. 0
I fhe Cambria Daily Leader gives later news than any paper published m this dis- trict.
CASTLE CINEMA (Adjituung Leader Uliioe). Mon., Tues. and Wed., 2.30 to 10.3ft. THE TURN OF THE ROAD, An Uncommonly Thrilling and Attractive Vitagraph Blue | Ribbon Drama, in Four Parts.
KISSES FOR SOLDIERS.I
KISSES FOR SOLDIERS. I Some girls employed at a Deal factory for making tinned rations have scratched their names and addresses a.nd the signi- ficant cross on the lids of the tins before sending them to soldiers abroad. Many letters have been received in answer. One Tommy writes: 'fTlie meat was delicious, hut; I fancy the crosses would be more so if only I could get them."
GERMANS ABROAD. !
GERMANS ABROAD. Mr Montagu Barlow, the Unionist mem-; her for South Sallord, asked the. Home; Secretary on Friday what the prodfri-ons in force in France and Russia with re- gard to the use of the German language' hy alien German enemies in public places; were? and wlreiher lie was aware that Ger- man alien enemies in this country were in the habit of using their native language' in public for the purpose of insulting j British citizens. Mr. Samuel has replied: "I am making! inquiry as to the. regulations in force in France and Russia on this point. If the hon. member will be good enough to com- municate to mo any definite information in 8upport of the allegation in the second part of the question I shall be happy to i consider it.
n f??'? ??s REcn?E TO-DAYS…
n f??'? ??s REcn?E TO-DAYS WAII RESUME ————— 0. ————— *Leader" Office 4.50 P.M All Delville Wood is now in British hands, whiie the last remnants of Longueval have been captured. Excellent work has been done by British and French aviators. British aerial patrols brought down two German machines near Bapaume. Three German airships raided the East Coast this morning. Thirty-two bomha were dropped in Lincolnshire and Nor- folk, but 110 casualties were caused and no damage was done. Germany has added to the list of 'her crimes the murder of Cautaiu i rvatt, of the G.E.R. liner Brussels, after the farce of a court-martial. His offence was an attempt to ram a German sub- marine. Crushing blows have been delivered by the Russians on the A ustriaIlfi. Their iron. i". est 01 .¡1..lkk has (*11. broken through, and 50 officers (includ- ing two generals) and over 9,000 men have boon taken, with 46 guns. The Russians have also defeated the j enemy on the Sloniovka, pursued the i retreating army to Brody. and occupied that town.
I TO-DAY'S.' NE\VS Ul BRIEf…
I TO-DAY'S.' NE\VS Ul BRIEf I The Lord Chief Justice has announced that there will be sittings of a Divisional Court to hear urgent applications during I the .Long Vacation. Two Gainsboroughs were sold at Chris- tie's yesterday, Peasant Driving Cattle" fetching £ 3,570. aud n GDiug to I Market ?2.625. Goya's Poftrait of a I?dv fetched £ 3,465. Mr. R. E. Enthoven. C.I.E.. of the I Indian Civil Service, has been appoinh'd Controller of the new Board of Trade Department of Import. Restrictions in succession to Sir On:" Granet. The King has appointed the Duke of Devonsh ire, who is to eucteed the Duke of Connanght as GOH'rnor-General of Canada, a Knight Grand Cr06s of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. j