AMUSEMENTS. ) T 0 H'i H T Marry Day presents (hy arrangement with: Moss' Empires, Ltd.) an Entirely New Edftioa of the Great Success from the Comedy Theatre, London. SHEll OUTt ESTA STELLA, Ambrose Thorne, J. C. Piddeek, James Davis, Rinatoo (the Wan- dering Violinist). Wool Forde, Florrie Bond, Constance Garrett, Dorothy Vernon, Florence Williams, Ernest Selig, Frank, Wood, Reg. Baaumont, Percy Pope, Geo. James, West End Chorus and Augmented Orchestra, and Lottie Stone's 'Shell' Liii-ts., Latest News and War Films. GUS GARRICK In a Hurricane of Mirth. GRAD THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 1916, Six Nights at 7.30. and MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2,50 p.m. Messrs. A. & S. Gatti present the great Sensational Play in Four Acts, entitled- ONCE A THIEF, or "KICK-IN," Next Week- THE CASE OF LADY CAMBER. THE PICTURE rOUSE. a <<F B? !t? ?!?BE High 8tret. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, A Lubin Drama in Four Parts, FORTUNE S WHEEL, Featuring the Hero of Stin,aree. HIS WIFE, A. Thanhouser Exclusive in Three Parts, DR. 8ARNARD0S BOYS IN TRAINING., Weber and Fieids in PASSIONSKI'S BEAUTY PARLOUR, The two American Comedians will provide I an Half-an-hour of Laughs. | Monday Next.-THE HEART OF PAULA | CASTLE CINEM A j (Adjoining Leader" Office). Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 2.30 to 10.30. The Great Character Star. THEODORE ROBERTS In an Elaborate Four-Psn: Picturisation; of Mark Train's Story, PUDD'NHEAD WILSON, j -Mark Twain's Story is Striking and Full of Real Interest and Engrossing Incidents, Passionski's Beauty Parlour, Three-Part Triangle-Keystone Comedy, featuring Weber and Fields. Monday Next.—THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE (Lasky Drama). CARL TCN VWmh DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. OPEN DAILY from 2.30 till 10.38. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, EVIDENCE, "'Featuring Lilian Tucker & Edwin August j in a Master Production by the World Films. Alias Jimmy Barton, An E?r?dingly Fim- Drama in Two Parts. DR. SAPNA;CO"S BOYS IN TRAINING. 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Ware, Books, Iron Safes, several School Desks, as well as a large quantity of Bar Fixtiires and Fit- tings, and many other articles too numer- ous to particularise. Goods on View Morning of Sale. Sale to commence promptly &t 11.30 a.m. Terms—Cash. AHctioneers" Offices, 7, Goat-street, Swan- sea. Telephone—172 Docks. SHAFTESBURY HALL, St. Helenas-road, Swansea. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER let, 1916. Mr. Joseph Harris TJAS ?en favoured with instructions l? to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION at the above Hall (where the goods will have been removed for convenience of Sale), a large quantity of superior Household Furniture And other Effects, the chief items com- prising HANDSOME ROSEWOOD DRAWING- ROOM SUITE. INLAID WITH IVORY and COVERED IN SILK TAPESTRY; FUMED OIK LEATHER-SEATED DINING ROOM SUITE, BEAUTIFUL CHIPPENDALE CHINA CABINET, Walnut Tch?eope Dining Table, Carved Walnut Sideboard with bevelled plate- j I glass mirror back, Walnut Hall Stand, Walnut Overmantel, HANDSOME LARGE GILT-FRAMED PIER GLASS 5in. by 3ft.), Brass Fenders, Fire Brasses, Carpets, Linoleum. Hearthrugs, Oak and Walnut Bedsteads, Carved Wal- nut Bedroom Suite,, Waiftut Octagonal j Table, Wicker, Easy and other Chairs, j Wire-wovo Mattresses, Wool Overlays, j Mahogany Step Night Commode, Hand- some China Tea Service, E.P.N.S. Tea and Coffee Service, Kitchen Tables, etc.; tog-ct-her with two full-trichord eheck- action PIANOFORTES (almost new) ELECTRIC CARPET SWEEPER, MOTOR CYCLE (6 h.p.), WITH SIDE CAR (in splendid running iorder), and other articles too numerous to particularize. Goods on view morning of Sale. Sale to commence promptly at 11 o'clock a.m. Terms Cash. Auctioneer's Offices, 1, George-street, Swansea. Tel. No. 469 Dockg. ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND E FFECTS^ Mr. Trevor E. Williams HAS Been Instructed to Remove from Two Residences at the Mumbles, ior Convenience of Sale, and SELL By PUB- L1C AUCTION at the Above Hall, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 191H, the Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, Comprising; PIANOFORTE in Walnut I Case, Pull Trichord, Iron Frame, as good j ;;s new; Massive bft. Sheraton Bedroom Suite, Dark Walnut Bedroom Suite, Satin \Yiunut Bedroom Suite, Oflk Toilet Pair, Chests of Drawers, Bedsteads, Wire Mat- trosses, Overlays and Bedding, Fine Queen Anne Chesterfield, Dining Suite Up- holstered in Red Plush, Mahogany Frame !>ran"n? Koom Sniie Upholstered in Tapestry, Inlaid Sheraton China Cabinet, Fine Mahogany Sideboard, Large Solid Mahogany Bookcase, Walnut Sideboard, Mahogany Halletand, Old 01tk Corner Cuohoarf!. Two Curved Oak Hall Chair3, Carved Oak Table, Octagonal and Occa- clonal Tables, 'ielascxjpe Dining Trble, T'.ron^^s, Vases, Brass Fenders and Irons, Cxirpets, Lino, Rugs, Stair Rods, Singer i Sewing Machine. American Collap-siWe i Pram., Kitchen Dresser, Kite-hen Table, Dinner Service. Tea Service, Crockery, Cutlery and Other Goods too numerous to I mention. i Good on View Morning cf Sale. S:11e to Commence at 11 a.m. Prompt. Terms—Cash. Auctioneer's Offices.—17, St. Mary-street, Swansea, (and at Mumbles). Tel. Docks 12L SHAFTESBURY HALL, SWANSEA. J. Barron Pascoe (F.S.I., F.A.I.), B AS received instructions to Remove to ? the above Hall and SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on TUESDAY, 7th NOVEM- BER, 191G, at 11.30 a.m., a Large Assort- ment of Household Furniture AND OTHER EFFECTS. Further particulars will appear in later ITllii-thc-r partif?Lilvrs will appear in later Auctioneer's Offices, 6, College-street., Swansea. Tel., 593 Docks. PUBLIC NOTICES. ￼ P AILWAY, AN AD IAN NORTnERN RAILWAY. Coast to Coast Service, reaching all' im- portant points in Eastern and Western Canada and the Pacific Coast. Through Services across the Atlantic by Cuna-rd Line from Liverpool, London, Bristol, and Glas- fo.v. For passage and freight. rate3 apply 21, Charing Cross, S.W 9, Bishopsgate, E.C. SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. SWANSEA PILOTAGE ORDER, 1S91. TlTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a i,_ MEETING of LICENSED PILOTS will he held on THURSDAY,- the 9th day of NOVEMBER, 1916, at 11.30 a.m., at the HARBOUR OFFICES, SWANSEA, for the Election of Three Representatives of Licensed Pilots under the provisions of the said Order to aorve as Members of the Pilotage Committee of the Swansea Harbour Trust. Nomination Papers and Proxy Papers respectively must be in the form settled and supplied by the Undersigned, and he lodged with him not later than 4 o'clock on Wednesday, the 8th day of November, HHG. TALFOURD STRICK. Clerk to the Trustees. Harbour Offices, Swansea, 28th October, 1916. SWANSEA 1 SAVINGS BANK. I OPEN DAILY. I Deposits Received from 1/- to I I any amount. F U N 13 S, 2450,000. 1 ACCOUNTS, 11,400. | SUNDAY SERVICES. Oxford Street United Methodist Church. To-morrow (Sunday), Cctotrer 29th, I Preacher Rev. F. SPARROW. 11 a.m., Getting to the Heart of Things." 6.30 p.m., Special Lecture to Young People II on The Secret of Success." Everybody Heartily Welcome. The Schoolroom will be Open Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Evefi-I ing at 6.30 to Soldiers. Mcsic, Refresh- ments, etc., etc. MAMSELTON Brotherhood (OPEN MEETING), 2.45 Sharp. Speaker—Mr. R. H. BUSH ELL. Soloi,sts-hliss Bc-atrice Anthony and Mr. J. Evans. Accompanist—Mr. Harold Jenkins. Elocutionist—Mr. D. H. Jenkins. Chairman-Mr. Melville Jones. Ladies Eepecially Invited. MOUNT CALVARY, MANSELTON. Preacher at 11 & 6: Mr. G. E. DENNiS. Waiter Road Congregational Church. To-morrow (Sunday), October 29th, Preacher: Rev. JOHN LEWIS, M.A. (of Woodford.; London). ) Services: Morning at 11; Evening at 6.30. PUBLIC NOTICES. LLANDILO AND DISTRICT LICENSED VICTUALLERS' AND BEER SELLERS' ASSOCIATION. Owing to the advanced prices and scar- city of materials, it has been decided to RAISE THE PRICES 01' ALL BEERS to; 2d. per Half-Pint and 4^d. per Pint, on MONDAY, the 30th day of OCTOBER, 1916. DANIEL AMBROSE. 2, Brisken-terrace, Llandilo. SWANSEA UNION. COTTAGE HOMES. WORKING FARM BAILIFF AND GARDE N ER. The Guardians invite applications for the above (not eligible for military ser- vice), who will make liimeelf generally useful. Salary, 31 per week and 2/4 per week War Bonus. The Salary is subject to a deduction under the Poor Law Oflicers' Superannu- ation Act, 1895. Particulars of the duties can be obtained from the Superintendent, at the Cottage Horned. Application (to be made on form to be obtained from me), with copies of three recent testimonials, to be tent to the un- dersigned on or before the 6th day of November, 191ti. Selected Candidates will have notice when to attend. LLEWN. JENKINS, Clerk. Union Offices, Alexandra-road, Swansea, 25th October, 1916. THE SALVATION ARMY. MRS. GENIRAL BOOTH Is Coming to THE TABERNACLE, Woodfield Street, MOHRISTON, on MONDAY, OCT. 30tni 1916. LECTl/RE at 7.38 p.m. Subject: "Satvation Armv Work in WAR TIME." Chairman-Councillor D. Matthews, J.P., Supported by other influential Ladies and Gentlemen. — ADMISSION FREE. Freewill Offering at the Doors. Special reference will be made to the Salvation Army's Great Scheme to assist War W idowe, &c. All are Welcome Complimentary Tickets, for Special Re- served Seats, can be obtained from Briga- dier Rogers, 16, .Oai:lands-terras, Swan- eea, or any Salvation Army Oiheer. PEELIMINARY ANNOTTNC530SNT1. THE Rev. W. fVieivHie Harris, M.A. (Young People's Sec., Congregational U n-ion), at MOUNT PLEASANT on THURSDAY, 30th NOVEMBER. 4.38. Swansea S.S. U. 7.30. TRADDODIR DARLITH NOS SADWRN NESAF, HYD 28ain, Yn y LLYFRGELL GYHOEDDUS ar PANTYCELYN," Gan y PitTCh. J. J. WILLIAMS (Treforis), am 8 o'r gloch. —" Croesaw i bawb." Myned i mewn yn rhad. COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. POLICE UNIFORM CLOTHING. The CORPORATION INVITE TEN- DERS for the Supply of GREAT COATS for Volunteer Special Constables to be de- I livered in quantities of 20, 30, 50, and 70 garments, or required from time to time. Specification of the garments and form of tender can be hud on application at the Central Police Buildings, Alexandra-road, Swansea. Tenderers are required to submit pat- teras with their tenders. Sealed Tenders, etkdorsed H Tendeni for V.S.C. Uniform," addressed to Captain Alfred H. Thomas, Chief (instable, Swan- sea, must lie received not later than November 4th next. The Corporation do not bind themselves to aecept the lowest or anv Tender. H. LANG COATH, Town Clerk. 26th October, 1916, ¡ Guildhall, Swansea. SWANSEA & DISTRICT MASTER BAKERS' AND MILLERS, ASSOCIATION. ADVANCE IN PRICE OF BREAD. o WING to the unprecedented Advance in the Price of Flour and General Cost of Production, we are reluctantly compelled to ADVANCE THE PRICE OF BREAD on and after MONDAY NEXT to RETAIL, lOd. per 41b. Loaf. WHOLESALE, 9/3 per Dozen. THOS. P. DAVIES, 1 Hon, See. SUNDAY SERVICES. Preachers in Swansea To-morrow. Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity. 7 BAPTIST. Pantygwydr 'Cht#rch.-ii &.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. A. Beynon Phillips. Evening Subject: The Great Surprise." Mount Pleasant Chapol, Swansea.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p^m. Preacher; Rev. H. H. Turner (W eston-Super-Mare). Memorial Baptist Church, Whlter-road. -11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. F. C. White, B.D. School at 2.45. Mount Zion Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher; Rev. E. Worthing. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. St. Helen's Chapel, liadoe-,street.-ll a.m. and 6 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. W. Causton. Sunday School at 2.45. CONGREGATIONAL. Manselton English Church, Manselton-rd. -11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Thomas Lewis (Troherbert). Sunday School & Bible Classes at 2.3U. St. Paul's Church.—11 a.ni. Liil 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. D. J)idon Evans (Lhui&amlet). Sunday School t45. Rhyddinas Church, Finsbury-terrace.— 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. T. Rhys. Sunday School at 3. Carmarthen-road Church.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. Phillips (Pastor). Sunday School at 2.30. Tabernacle Chapel.-ll a.m. and C.30 p.m. Preacher: liev., R. J. WilMughby. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. St. Heien's-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Thos. Sinclair Evaas (Pastor). CALVINISTIC METHODIST. Alexandra-road Chnpel.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. II. Oiv-en (Pastor-Elect). Sunday School at 2.30. Terrace-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. Chadwick. Sunday School at 2.45 p.m. Rhyddings Park Chapel, Rhyddings Park- road.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Lev. E. P. Hughes (Pastor). CHRISTADECPHIAN. Christadeiphian Meeting Room, St. Helen's-road. -6.30 p.m. Subject: Resurrection and Judgment," by Mr. E. A. Russell, Landoro. PRESBYTERIAN. St. Andrew's Church, St. Heien'e-road.— 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. R. Greenshields, M.A., B.D. (Pastor). PRIMITIVE METHODIST. Primitive Methodist Church, Pell-street.— Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. Preacher: Mr. C. H. Hicks. THE FORWARD MOVEMENT. Central Hall, Orchard-street.—li a.m. and 6.30 p.m., Rev. W. Watkin Williams. Sunday School at 2.45 p.m. WELSH BAPTIST. Capel Gomer.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. R. S. Rogers, 13.A. (Pastor). Sunday School at 2.45. Bethesda, Abert&we.—Oedfaon 11 a 6.30. Pregethwr: Parch. D. Price (Gwein- idog). Yagol Sul 2.30. WELSH CONGREGATIONAL. Y Tabernac!, Treforis.—Yfory, Cymanfa yr Ysgolion Sul. Llywydd, Parch, J. J. Williams (Gweinidog). Am 11, 2.15 a 6. Egiwys Annibynol Henrietta.—Oedfaon 11 a (;.30. Parch. D. Eurof Walters, M.A., B.D. (Gweinidog). Yegol 2.45. I WESLEYAN. Brunswick.—Preachers: Morning at 11: Mr. T. LawGon; Evening at 6.30: Rev. H. C. Floyd. • Wesley Chspel, Colle-5treel.Morning at 11: Rev. T. F. Buckingham; Even- ing at 6.30: Mr. C. W. Siater. OTHER SERVICES. Albert Hall, Swansea.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Oscar Snelling. Seats All Free. Gospel Hall, George-street.—(D.V.) a Gospel Meeting will bo held at 6.30 p.m. All are Invited. BROTHERHOOD MEETINGS. Pantygwydr (Undenominational)—Special Open Meeting at 2.45 p.m. sharp, j Speaker: Rev. A. Beynon Phillips: (President). Subject: "Keep Oii the Grars." Soprano, Miss Maud Harris, Tenor, Mr. Sydney Williams; Solo Violinist and Accompanist, Mi<se May j Richards, A.T.C.L. Selections Ly Brotherhood Orchestra (Conductor, j Mr. Bennett). Chairman, Mr. T. D. Cullis. Soldiers in the District will be Heartily Welcomed by Members of the Brotherhood. Ladies Specially Invited. Y.M.C.A.—3 p.m., Speaker: Mr. J. Hux- table. Subject, The Bright Side." Accompanist: Miss Lilian Stratton, A.R.C.M.—Tuesday, 7.45, Christian Evidence Class. Speaker: Mr. David; Davies. Subject, Christian Tern- j perance." All Men Welcome. i Sketty (Wesley Chapel).—At 3 p.m. I Speaker: Rev. T. C. Hiilard, B.A. (lateI of Coy Ion). Subject: "Missionary ) Address." Chairman, Dr. J. A. Raw-' lings, J.P. Open to all Ladies and Men. Pell Street.3 to 4. Chairman, Mr. Wm. Brotherton. Speaker, Mr. Dl. Jenkins. Wesley.-Speaker, Mr. G. Codd. Chair. man, Mr. E. S. Evans. Sun Rises 6.48, Sun Sets 4.40. Lighting-up Time, 5.10. Subdue Lights v:3ibie from the sea- Swansea 5.25, Llanelly 5.26 2-3, Aberavon 5.25, Pembroke 5.29J. Subdue other Lights- Swa-nsea 6.55, Llanelly 6.56 2-3, Amman- ford 6.56, Aberavon 6.55, Neath 6.55, j Carmarthen 6.57, Pembroke 6.59J. High Water; 6.28 a.m., 6.57 p.m. King's Dock-4Jft. Sin. 40ft. 4in. p.m. To-morrow, 7.15 a.m., 7.2O p.m.
THE CHANNEL FIGHT.. "The Germans seem to have scored on points, and we cannot pro- fess to be satisfied with the result. This is the ungracious note struck by one of the London journals to- day regarding the Channel sea fight, and it is scarcely justified by the few particulars the Admiralty have allowed to transpire. We have a destroyer missing, an empty trans- port sunk, and a destroyer aground as a consequence of the engage- ment the enemy has lost two de- stro.yers-" the rest driven off. "On points it may look unsatis- factory that we were not able to ac- count for the ten, but when we read, in t-he unofficial account to hand at the moment, that the Mirt, when last seen was attacking four of the s ships* it looks as if the little scrap is one that redounds to ] the credit of the Navy. j Hundreds of thousands of our soldiers have been taken across the Channel to France, hitherto without a man lost, and this in spite of the fact that for some time past, with torpedoes and mines, the U boats have done their level best to harass the cross-Channel traffic. Sir Regi- nald Bacon was able to record in his dispatch of July 27 that not a life has been lost in the whole of the vast transport operations. Now we have a destroyer raid—made by some of Germany's fastest boats, and heavily armed, according to a message this morning—and the re- sult of the unequal tight is most de- cidedly in our favour. The raiders came out from Zeebrugge with a de- finite object to achieve; they failed absolutely. The raid appears to be the sequel j to the cry in Germany for more I ^rightfulness. Major Moraht, the German military critic said two months ago that "If only we couid with all our forces at our command, succeed in menacing the British lines of communication, we could j then reckon on relieving our troops ion the Somme." The enemy has not succeeded, and will not succeed. It will take a very ingenious Ger- man dispatch writer all his clever- ness to make even a passable story that the raid has menaced our sea lines of communication. It is recalled to-day that the re- cent visit of the Kaiser to Zee- brugge was expected to be the pre- cursor of some further develop- ments of naval energy. Since this port was converted into a base the activity of the destroyers in the area guarded by the Dover patrol has been frequently mentioned in com- nluialque,3 and dispatches. Their enterprise has been considerable, and they even claim to have raided the mouth of the Thames. It is un- questionable that their successes have not been conspicuous, declares the naval correspondent of the Times," owing to the alertness and efficiency of tlie light cruisers and torpedo flotilla on that station, Nor should it be forgotten that in the strenuus task of protecting the flank of the sea transport in the Channel our Fleet has had the valued assistance of vessels of the French Navy. Further preventive measures are now manifestly called for in order further to curb the ad- venturous zeal of the enemy. On the Western front, Sir Douglas Haig has ha.d to contend with a battle ground likened to a sea of mud. But if progress is slow, we are still masters of the front. Igno- rant and unfair critics may declare in their impatience that we are only creeping on, but as the" Speetator" point6 out tpiday, it is a kind of creeping which would, if we were Germans, distinctly get on our nerves. There is something appal- ling in the inevitableness with which the Commander-in-Chief wOrks. Not only is his vigilance never relaxed, but the impulse of the push is con-! tinuous. If temporarily checked by some adverse circumstance like rain the energy may be quite truly swid only to accumulate. When the; weather lilts, our contemporary ventures to say, we shall find that! progress has in reality been going on, and that, in spite of there hav- ing been no sensational success, what has been done places us in a better position for fresh advances. The British communique reports unusual activity of the enemy's air- craft. It was not to be expected that the German would remain con- tent with his position of under-dog, and make no effort to gain the superiority. A war expert, writing last week in a German journal de- clared that our aviators have more and more won the upper hand on the Somme and are able to direct the fire of our batteries most accu- rately—a result which is due to our observers and to our brave fighting aviators. This is bunkum. We have very good direct evidence that the British are still the unques- tioned masters of the air on the Somme front, and that the appear- ance of enemy craft over our lines iv, a comparatively rare event. The tide of Welsh Nationalism was in the flood at Cardiff on Fri- day, and the ceremonies at the Oitrv Hall were full of deep significance iks to the past, present and iuture. Lord Ehondda, or D. A." as his friends still love to call him, the man who has done more perhaps than anyone else for the coal trade of South Wales and a distinguished citizen of Cardiff and the Empire, was admitted to the jealously-guar- ded roll of honorary freedom, next I in turn to another illustrious son of Wales, Mr. W. M. Hughes, the Premier of Australia. And the first act of the new freeman was to form-, ally hand over the beautiful array of Welsh historical statuary which adorns the palatial marble hall. When the veils dropped from the statues—says a poetically-minded observer of the ceremonies—it was, as it were, as though Dewi Sant, Ilarri Tewdwr, Dafydd ab Gwilym, j Williams, Pantycelyn, Sir Thomas: Picton, and the other glorious: figures in Welsh history, had come to life again and mingled with the memorable gathering in an era strangely out of keeping with their i own day and generation. But deepest of all in portent was 1 the fact that this was the first time. for Mr. Lloyd George to publicly ap- ¡I pear in the city since he became Secretary of State for War. The greatest living Welshman." as D.A." described him, by his pre- sence made the historic gathering complete. He did not say much upon the ghastly tragedy of war ex- cept to put in a very apt =d weU. timed plea for the little nations. But! he dwelt on a theme dear to his! Celtic heart-the glorious traditions of the Welsh peopie as represented in the figures of marble before him. As he held forth with true Celtic fervour on this inspiring subject the mantle of War Minister fell from his shoulders, and he was seen only as a great son of Wales, proud of his gallant little country. Later he passed a mild criticism on the Allies—that whilst fighting fer little nations they had never fully realised and recognised their value and potential strength. His point was that the national spirit in little nations was unquenchable. The Kaiser's exhortation at Cam- brai to his troops makes an interest- ing study in attitudes. The time was when he talked of the British force as a contemptible little army; '? ]- to-day he refers to British obstin- acy. There was a period when the Huns were sent forth, in the name of One who was claimed as Ger- many's exclusive possession, to sweep their enemies towards the sea; now a greatly chastened mon- arch speaks of determination to prevent the enemy from crushing us." and of the German nation, an iron wall standing against half the world." There is the usual blasphemous appeal to the Dietv, but the whole address gives the im- pression that the Kaiser realises his impotence and the approaching triumph of the Allies. 0 The German threat to re-open the submarine war may be the pre- lude to a still more inhuman cam- paign, since the German U-boats have been what Mr. Pollen calls "distressingly busy." The writer who wrote the long war review in the Observer" last week—and Sir W. Robertson Nicoll suggests that Mr. Winston Churchill was the author—said that our naval methods had been so successful in hoipe waters that the enemy submarines were no longer a grave menace to our trade, and that, thanks to the untiring work of our Allies, they had ceased to be formidable even in the Mediterranean, perhaps not a grave menace, but J would be folly to close our eyes to the. fact that the under-sea pirates are getting a fairly hoavy weekly bag." Mr. Belloc is of opinion that Mac- kensen's successful attack in the Dobrudja, the fighting in the passes, the stabilisation of the Russian front, all means the same thing. Munitions. Right away from Rigaj to the Danujbe the enemy's advant-l age is the advantage of munition-- ment and of heavy guns. Macken-i sen accumulated a great head 01! shell, submitted the entrenched line of our Allies to an intensive boin-j bardment, which they could not.j meet on equal terms, and broker through. I Twice in history Great Britain has been the sustaining power in alliance formed to destroy the spirit i of militarism dominating a Conti nental state. Two hundred years' ago it was Marlborough who united Europe against the menacing pro- jects of Louis, showing as great! genius in statesmanship as in war- craft. A century later this country was again the inspiring force against the aspirations of another military genius, Napoleon. Sir Henry Lucy the other day drew attention to" a letter addressed to the first Earl Granville by that shrewd observer of public events, Lady Bessborough. A fortnight after General Mack's capitulation at Uhn made Napo-i leon seem more than ever irresis- tible, she said: The Allied Govern- ments do not, I think, prepare enough for the disadvantage of fighting under leaders of dI-iferenti countries, often with jarring in- j terests, against one leader who has: the peculiar talent of knowing human nature, and has no one to consult but himself, with supreme, power to put his plans into execu- tion. Despotism, horrible in every other situation, is absolutely neces-I sary, I believe, for success of war. This passage, comments Sir Henry, "precisely describes a situation that for nearly two years of the present] war gave the Germans a priceless; advantage over the Allied Forces. A conference held in Paris last summer resulted in the establish-! ment of closer cohesion, fuller unity of purpose, among the commanders of the Allied Forces, with happy results that justify the prescience of Lady Bessborough."
CORRESPONDENCE. j (Letters to the Editor should be brief, to the point, and about aoinethiug. Cor- respondents sboulu send tneir names aud addressee, not necessarily for oubiieationJ j MILK PRICES AT SWANSEA. To tne Editor.. I Sir,-Pleaae allow me c5 in your jour- nal to reply to tne '-LWx 01 6wansea Dairyman" in your come:roporary _and point out to him taat -?utferer ? ie ￼ quite eo ioorant aa Dairyman would have his readers 'to believe. As a matter of fact. 1 have aold milk in Swansea, and knew something of the large quantities 01 milk sold to hotels, etc. 1 took "Dairyman" on his own ooiife-wion: that he was a wholesale and retail dairy. man. handling 150 eallons of mIlk per clay; and when he eftates that he h:t& to pay three men and has two horses and traps my personal opinion ia that there would not bo sufficient work to keep them all em- ployed. especially when only (leuling with 360 gallons of milk, the best pare of which is sold in large clus-rftities at wholesale prices to hotels, etc. .Nüw. as "the position of the farmers and retailers. In my last letter I purposely put in Dairyman's expenses L5 per week for wantages, which jftgure i? more than sum- cien't to make good the lose I wonder if "Dairyman has ever heard that butter can bo made with the milk he says he throws away! Butter is now 23 per lb. He also asserts th?t he hn?.to go ? the factories when short of ni; and pay 3a 2? 3d., and 28. 6d. per gtll?*,A:j -wh<)l& sale. Does he want the u"?lic to believe that! Why does he not sell his rounds aiM start a factory .J It would be more profitable than cartincr milk to the hotels, etc.. for i Is. 3d a gall=. IsI. f Dairyman" can afford to supply h"'te?*at )6. 8d. per aUon. the public sh Id demand i??t the same price.—Yours, et<v. SUFFERER.
Mr. AfJuith has informed Mr. D. Mason that Viscount. Grey's speech to neutral journalists represents the views of the Go.1I,t,
TMC PMU?! QD!???'Q R!f* THE GROWN PRINCE'S BIG DEFEAT. HOW THE FRENCH WON BACK LOST GROUND THE DEFENCES OF VERDUN "Times" Telegram, per Press Association (Copyright.) WITH THE IKENCH ARMY, Oct. 25th (received Saturday)* AU day long on Monday and until laca in the evening, a fierce duel went on, the French shells falling on the ridges north, and north-east of Verdun, the German inund the French batteries on the slopea of the ridges and in the valleys and ravines between. On those northern, heights, on and behind which half'-a^mil- lion German soldiers and what was left or the Crown Prince's military reputa- tion have perished, the continual roar of the guns and the flashes and smoke cloud of shells were both in themselves, and for what they might mean, a magnificent and, cheering sound and spectacle, and all the time overhead the aeroplanes—the splen- did, dauntless,- far-seeing eyea of the French Army-were calmly carrying on I their invaluable part of the common work, sometimes poised apparently with- 1 out motion high in places utterly disdain- ful of the black smudges of shrapnel burst- ing all round them as a German battery hurst into a furious rapid bombardment; sometimes whirring noisily as they darted swiftly towards earth to deliver their mes- sages. ATTACK MADE IN MISTY WEATHER On Tuesday, the day of the attack. th-a weather changed to the disadvantage of our Allies. The san was hidden by ai thick blanket of clouds, the air was thick and heavy with moisture, and a river mist added to an occasional drizzle of rain, < blotting out the outline of all bu t t'h nearest hillg. All the conditions seemed to be as unfavourable as possible to am infantry attack, and it seems to me more than probable that that was the view taken by the enemy, but this time them was to be no holding back. The attack wa-s carried out as it had been ari-LLnged. As the result, after seven hours' severe fighting, the French once more gained tha mastery of the fort, which had cost so many hundreds of lives, and undid tha whole of the work which the Germans i ha"e done since February 25. On the lefb of the five mile front, the attack began, from what was the most advanced and most northerly point of the French line at Cote Du Poivre and the Quarries of Hand- romont, about two miles east of the Meuse. at Vacherauville. CAPTURE OF DOUAUMONT FORT. Between this point and Thiaumont, at distance of aand a half, the first ad- vance carried the French infantry about 11 mile to the road running west from Douau* rnont to Bras, up the ravines of Gouleuvrtf and La Dame. In the next seotor troops starting from Floury moved almost ( directly north towards Donaumont, up and, to the left of the ravine Giiaxabitoux, and, took the Bois de la Cailette, eo that th. way to Douaumont was now open on both, sides, and further to the right the attack;' was pushed forward in a straight lane be,- tween Douaumont and Bourvaux till itr nearly reached the Fort of Vaux, mid way between them. As far as I can gather, the French generals themselves were aston- ished by the rapidity of the advance, 3n(li during the afternoon extended their objec- tive to include the capture of Douaumont, Artillery and infantry fought together in perfect combination with magnificent oourage and rmoluti%. TREMENDOUS BIG GUN DUEL. It was beautiful to watch the regularity of the advance. In all directions from be. hind and'in front, and from both flanks., batteries were pouring their hurrincan«» of etoei on thoee long, low hills in front. Gradually, as the afternoon wore on, er. plosions of French shells and of a double German barrage tire, upon or in front 06 the attacking troops, moved steadily, further and further up the slopes and ravines. On the oreets of further ridges huge pillars of black smoke kept shooting up from the ground, and two or thre» times a dense volume of white smoke, coloured red by flamc, shone out for eonnai jroe against the eky as a giant incendiary, shell &et on tire some explosive or iu- flammable material. And all the tim^ in the middle distance between the French batteries and the bursts that outline tha position of Douaumont and the retreating Germane, shell after shell churned up the ground over which the infantry: right was advancing, and filled the airt with yet other clouds of earth and stones and smoke. Steadily, foot by foot, and treneh by; trench, but with extraordinary rapidity, those splendid French infantry advanced, driving the enemy before them and taking 3,500 prisoners on the way, till at last, after a final struggle around Douaumont Fort, they shot all of its defenders whok ref used t oeurrender, and won it back fojj France. A FRENCH GENERAL'S VIEWS. I asked General Dubois to givo mo in » few words his own idea of the strength ( the place, and this i8 what he wrote:— The most striking thing at Verdun the pitiable and lamentable failure of the German effort against all the inilitaryl organisations of the town. Their present certainty that they will soon be definitely: compelled to retire—(thia was written. the day before the advance on Douau- mont)—leads them from time to lim. as has happened again within the last few days, to redouble the fury of theit bombardment. But it is trouble lost. During the eight montlis nothing ha4 given way, nothing hUlS boon serioulsy irL. jured in the vitals of the defences. Tha old enciento of Vaubau and the citadel itself are unharmed in spite of the storm of 3.80 shells and projectiles of other calibres which have been showered upoa them. Quite on the contrary, the whole of the time which has passed sinoe the beginning of the attack has been made wonderful u&e of in putting Verdun in a state of solidity of resistance of which tha Germans have no idea. This considerable reinforcement of the means of defence would have much surprised them if their assault had succeeded. Lastly, the bom- bardment itself, a detail which is nob without its piquancy, has on mcve than one occasion faeilita'ifrd the erection of important works. A 3.80 shell is some- times very valuable. It can do the work 01 50 men for eight days. That is the way in which the Germans, without suspect- ing it, have collaborated on the defence of the fortress. It is also one of t.ho reasons, and not one of the lea^t original, why they will never take Verdun. That was the spirit in which the Frenchmen who were in a position to know talked about Verdun before tlut taking of Douaumont.
LAN DORE. An Imaginary Mcct As furiously towards the shore A vessel drove—the gale before, The look-out" taw, as glared a lighli And forthwith shouted with delight: Taiido-re.. Talnant.
Mrs. West, wife of a major in West Monmouthfcliire Eegiment, was accidentally shot dwd while out with A j shooting party at Orfcord, Suffolk