LATEST WAR NEWS RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE. I Enemy Trenches Gained. I POISONED BY OWN GAS. i I Petrograd Wednesday.—To-day's Russian communique says- Western f ront.—Between Orai and Weil a r-irall party of Germans tried to cross to the right bank ol the River Mites* but they were dispersed by the fire of our guard EOste. Our trüop3 made vigorous reconnaissances RGIV Lal. Kangeru, before Tenauk, and east of Pe&nkauen, during which they had j. hand-U>hanir" encounter with numerically suyerior enemy forces, which repeatedly end fed t) our advantage. Our scouts in the region of the Fonevieg Jta-lwny huo cut two rows of barbed wire and then u"ed hand sronades and dislodged the Germans from their trenches- There is no change on th;) rest of the front.-Pre-, fi Association War Special. Amsterdam. Wednesday.—The commu- nique issuc,i in Vienna to-day eays:- The battlefield the Bessarabiin frontier vras agair. yest%lay the scene of bitter fighting. Shortly after noon the enemy be- gan to pour a hail of shells on our posi- tions. Three hourg later the iirst infantry attack wao begun, and was followed by fotii, othera. up to ten in the evening, when the enemy columns, attacking in close forma- tion, trie 1 for the sixth time to penetrate our line*. Assisted by the excellent fire of the artil- lery, our brave defonders repulsed all at- t,acl- Th3 retreat of the enemy occasionally denerate;. into a disorderly flight, and his losses we e great. Before the sector of one bolttalio 1 800 dead Russians are lying, The Nortli Moravian Infantry Regiment and the Hanved regiments especially dis- tinguished themselves. There is nothing else to report beyond "Urirmishei at some points.
Rush from the Balkans. I Parie, Thursday.—M. Naudean tele- graphs to the "Journal" from P-etro- grad: As was to be expected, the enemy, in order to cope with the sudden Russian offensive, has been quickly modifying the distribution of bis forces. The Austrians are recalling four divisions from the Italian front.. The Germans are bringing up as many as eight divisions from the Balkans, and even the French front itself is said to have been tapped. Large enemy reinforcements are prepared to the north of Kukoteka. Volia and at Liubacher, on the River Stockod, only five versts ifrom the right bank of the Pripet—in a word. at the extreme right of the Southern Russian front. It is possible the struggle will soon ex- tend up to the confluenco of the Stvr and ■Stookod with the Pripet, in the Pinsk 1 -district itself. The Pinsk Front. I From Pinsk, moreover, as far as Svient- siani, which borders on the northern *ront, artillery fire is becoming more active. fn Bukovina, the Austrians arc fever- ishly pushing on the evacuation of <J»ernovitz. Public services and hospitals have been .shifted into Hungary. The fate of this Lttlp Bukovian capital, situated on the Berlin—Breslau—Cracow— Livcwa—Bucharest main line, is evidently in suspense. 'The northern front, the Higa-Dvina one, remains calm, hut the possibility intist, always be considered seriously of brig'operations taking place sooner or iater .Jacobs! od+. The f ,itiftft: during the first; part of the war dc- fended their Austrian ally by direct attacks starting from East Prussia.
Salonika Attacked. I Roma, Wednesday.—A general attack against Salonika was initiated yesterday l>v the bombardment of the British posi- tions in the JDoiran zone. Beside Austro- Germans and Bulgarians, Turkish troops participated in the attack. According to reliable news available here, the attacking troops consist of Ger- mans on the west, with Monastir as head- ouarters, together with Austrians and Bulgarians on the centrG along the Ghevgeli—Doiran line, and Turku on the east. concentrated at, Xanti and Gumul- gina Landing at Corfu. I Athens, Wednesday .—French troops I under the com.mand of a general have been landed at Corfu, and have occupied various important pointe on tne island. The Kaiser's Achilleion Palace there is to be handed over to the Serbians for their wounded. Rome, Wednesday.—It is reported from Corfu that the French warship landed troops pjeparalory to the arrival of .Serbian detachments.—Exchange. [Corfu it; the Greek island on the western e??aqt of Greece in the Ionian Sea. It is here that the Kaiser ha? the Achil- I''ionPa!act\a?'ond?rtu! marble build- ing. which, it has. Ween reported, is to be 'Mfd as a ho.witul for Serbian wounded. The i-?iand h? frequently been mentioned as a base for enemy submarines.] A Greek Protest. An Alliens nicssage of Wednesday, re- iii,rnl-ng, says the Greek <'rovermncnt has protested against the occupation of Corfu. The arrest of the German aud Austrian consuls is con- sidered as certain. Anglo-French ships leave loaded in Albania food supplies for 150,000 Serbians. Exchange Special. 258,000 Allied Troops. ftottendani, Wednesday.—The Sofia, cor- respondent of the Berliner Tageblatt estimate* the total Franco-British forces in the Balkans at a quarter of a million. of whom only 380,000 can be described as combatant's. ■ Cp to Christmas ahout 200,000 had landed *t Salonika, and sincc then they .ha:çe bees strengthened by 20,000, in aii- "dition to 60,000 lauded in the Gulf of Orfano. to arriN,4, at the total of a 4 In order to arrive at the total of a s quarter xrf a million, the correspondent Tnake6 a reduction of 30.000 on account < losses in fighting (jui-irlg tlie re- treat." Enemy Resources. I Athene. \Vcdneeday.—According tol r<?liable information in my possession, the military strength of the Germans andj Attstriaae in the Balkans is four divi-ii The 101st, division is stationed at Veke, j < 105th and 25th are at Monastlr; one ] !e gu 'ne-At is a t a. and another at Philippopoli,s. The strength of each divi- sion is only 15,000 in ■oousequence of the 1689ft sustaiued by them during the cam- J haigh. The Austrian strength is esti- mated at 50,000 men. < According to information from Salonika ( rlN}Y firing wtca heard all day yesterday [h the direetion of Doiran. More Greeks Called Up. I ] A thefts, Wednesday.—A Royal decree I 4ast been signed calling up the contingents « the yeare 1689, 1«90, and 1891; also, for Gaining purpoeefe, all thoee bom betwieen. 1689 and 1884, who for some reason or %her did not aerve with the oolours at < %ii. ] FRENCH BLOW UP BAt DGE. \i BeoMre Salonika m?ae&go says:—A« a £ ?t?cafutioDary m^a&xre, tie French have ^owti up a big mn?w?y brid? over tT? JW Strorana ait Benu Hassar, on the 1 ?)MQ=t<:bM<M?aopk ?aab?y. j
| Poisoned by Own Gas. ] I Poisoned by Own Gas. I Parif-, Thursday.—The following com- I munique was issued this afternoon:— Between the Somrne and the Aisne in I the course of the night the enemy at- tempted to take one of our small I Tho coup de main completely failed. In Champagne two grenada attacks made against our posts—one to the north-east of Bacte de Mesnil, and the other towards Maison de Champagne—were slopped dead I by our curtain fire. Further information concerning the gas attack attempted yesterday by the Ger- mans in the sector of the Forge, shows that in the course of the ooeration the wind turned the gaseous clouds back upon the enemy trenches. Other bombardments by the enemy were I very violent.
I Lille Disaster. I -Amsterdam, Wf,.dn-esday.-fhA e.)m- munique issued in Berlin to-day sayf- To the north-west of Lo Mesnil the French attacked our positions over a front of about 1.000 metres. The attack collapsed, and the enemy under our fire tried to hurry back to his trenches. Re- peated attacks failed under our gunfire. Yesterday a munition magazine in a casemate in the- southern enceinte of Lille was blo-n up and the adjacent streets seriously damaged. The rescue brigade u.) to yesterday evening found 70 dead and 40 seriously wounded inhabitants. The population of the town believes that the disaster muot, be ascribed to an Erglish plot. A British Attack? I Another version ^ays:—The population is of the opinion that the explosion was dii, to a British attack. The Red Cross flags, which were some time ago removed from the neighbourhood of the railway station of Soissons, were yesterday hoisted again when our fiT on the yard s was resumed.—Press Association AVat Special.
4m. Fourteen Klaval Attacks. ¡ Interesting details of the fourteen natal attacks on the Belgian coast between Aug. 22 and Nov. 19 last. are set out in a dis- patcli from Vice-A'dmiral Reginald H. S. Bacon, which was published on Wednes- day night in a supplement to the H Lon- don Gazette." "Effectiye rather than sensational is how the vice-admiral describes the results. Here is the substantial "bag u;- One torpedo-boat, two submarines, and one large dredger sunk. Three military factories totally de- stroyed. and a fourth damaged. Locks at Zecbrugge extensively damaged. Thirteen guns of considerable calibre destroyed. Two ammunition depots and several military storehouses, observation sta- tions. and signalling posts destroyed. Wharves, moles, and other secondary places damaged. Considerable casualties among the enemy. Eighty vessels of widely different classes,, including monitors, armed yachts, drifters and trawlers formed Vice-Admiral BaconJs fleet. They were largely manned by offi- cers and deep sea fishermen. Three vessels—the armed yacht Sanda, the drifter Great Heart, and the mine- sweeper Brighton Queen—were lost, but our total casualties were only thirty-four killed and twenty-four wounded. Among those who lost their lives was Lieut.-Com- mander H. T. Gartside-Tipping, E.N., of the Sanda. Lieut.-Commander H. T. Gartside-Tip- ping was reputed to be (he oldest naval oxlicer afloat, He was born in 1848, and was, therefore, in his sixty-eighth year.
SIXTH WELSH- MAN KILLED. I rt. Chris. Man- ning. of the 6th Welsh, oiffcially re- ported killed in action. He resided at No 1, Pantyglas- dwr-st., his 1and- lady, Mi-s Siillivaii. s o e a k i n g very highly of him..lie was a regular at- tendant at St. Joseph's Church, and his uncle is Mr Cullen, the well known local dog fancier. Deceased has seven or eight cousins in the Army. A GODRE'RGRAIG SOLDIER. I, Driver O. G. Daviee, of Burcliill-row, Godre'rgraig, Swansea Valley, has just arrived home on leave after having served in France einc-e the commencement of the war. Driver Bavies has been in many of the big engagements, but, fortunately, he has come out without a wound, although he has been ga-ssed. He is now in the best > of health, and relates some thrilling expe- riences of the war. He returns to the front in a few days. A rtRYNAMMAN SOLDIER. Mr. and Mrs. E. > Moses, Tinman's- row, Brvnamman, as already reported in the a Cambria Daily Leader," have been notified that their son, Pte. E. Moses, is lying at Malta Hospital, f5 u fx e ring severely from frost- bite. Pte. Moses be- longs to the 8th Bat- talion R.W.F., and has seen about seven months' service in G a 11 i p o 1 i as 3 machine gunner.
NEW VICEROY OF INDIA I It is now generally believed that Lord I Chelmsford, who has represented bit,- Majesty -,ith distinction in two Australian States, will he the new Viceroy of India, I says The Times."
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WAR SUMMARY I SATURDAY. To-day's war news principally concerns the success of the Russian Forces. They have captured a town of great strategic importance, it being one of the key6 to the Austrian position on the Styr. From Athens comes the news that a British submarine has succeeded in making its way from the Sea of Mar- mora and the Bosphorus into the Gol- den Horn, causing considerable dam- age. Jts appearance is said to have created a panic among the workmen in the Arsenal quarter, and the inhabi- tants. The Allied artillery continues to do great execution upon the German positions on the Western Front. Long range guns have been particularly active. An Italian steamer from Brindisi with provisions and 42,,) Montenegrin recruits from America, struck a mine on Friday near San Giovanni-di-Medua. The ves- sel sank at once, and 200 passengers perished. From Amsterdam corner the news of re- ports from Belgium to the effect that a. I Zeppelin which, flew- over Namur yester- day morning had to descend owing to. the gale. In landing it fouled some tele- graph wires and became a wreck. Two of the crew perished. At Youngstown (Ohio) there have been extensive riots. Buildings have been blown up and many killed and wounded. The strikere are steel works employes. MONDAY. The Gallipoli Peninsula has now been completely evacuated. The British casualties were-oae man wounded; the French, nil • A French air squadron is reported to have bombed Sofia, causing much damage, and creating indescribable panic. The Russian offensive all along the line grows in strength, and prisoners an- nounced in the week-end communiques total nearly 2,500. Czartorysk was lost but retaken by our Allies. Intense fighting is proceeding in Cham- pagne, where a. vast German offensive is developing. Four distinct attacks took place,' and certain temporary gains were jnade. The French are maintaining their positions everywhere, driving the enemy back. Mr. Austin Chamberlain informed the House of Commons to-day that after heavy fighting on the Tigris two enemy guns and 700 prisoners had been taken. The enemy *ro in retreat and being pursued. General Kixon has returned home owing to ill-health. TUESDAY I The latest news from. France indicates l that very large German attacks in Champagne have failed. The French have recovered nearly the whole of the I lost positions. Germans are massing at Monastir in I icrmidahte numbers, and there are ^igns ot a projected desperate assault on the Salonika position. I A Salonika message states that during i December Allied airmen have carried out 21 important bombardments in thel Ka-st. „ I The Austria ns have wrested from the Montenegrins an important peak of i Mount Lovtchen, despite a desperate! repifitanc*?. I Three members of the Swansea Battalion are included in the latest lists of wounded. ¡ The Premier bas arranged to meet a de- putation of the Labour Party to discuss certain aspects of the Compulsion Pill. ( The Russian advance in the Sou<h is: alarming the Germans, who had ap- j parently been misinformea as to the I position. The line of the Styr has been partly forced, and the banks of the Strypa have been cleared. The enemy is making desperate efforts to recover himself. WEDNESDAY. Berlin is described as being very uneasy over the Kaiser's illness. He is said to have completely lost his voice. A heavy cannonade has been heard from the direction of Doiran (in the Balkans) where an action between the Allies and I their enemies is believed to be proceed- ing. The German defeat in Champagne is naid to be the most pevere since the Battle of the Marne, where the Gernilam offensive was finally turned into a defensive. Unofficial news has been received to the effect that throughout Germany there is a great agitation for peace. The food supplies are causing great anxiety to the authorities. The Russians are masters at all points where they have been recently engaged, and the Germans and Augtrians are making huge, but vain, efforts to cheek them. THURSDAY. rbp- attack on Salonika has been initiated by a bombardment. The second reading of the Military Ser- vice Bill was yesterday carried by 431 to 39. A German munition magazine at Lille has been seriously damaged hy ex- plosion. The death roll is 70. The miners of Great Britain, by a huge majority, have declared against compul- sory military service. The Turk*; in Mesopotamia are being steadily driven back by the British relief force. The. enemy, alarmed by ihe determined Russian offensive, is pouring troops to the eastern theatre of wat, and many I divisions have been withdrawn from the Balkans and the Italian front. Even the western front is said to have been j drawn upon.
SWANSEA FORESTERS' GRANTS A meetirj, of the Swansea TJrilted District of the A.O. Foresters has been held, under the presidency of Sister Emily G. Eandell, D.C.R. it was reported that two members had beoc-me blind, and grants of £ 50 each were made to them. Grants were aiso made to Swinse, Hospital, Bath Mineral Water Hospital; and Foresters' Homes, Bexley Heath.
HUSBAND IN THE CUPBOARD. I Ellen Thomas was charged at Swansea on Thursday with concealing William Thomas, her husband, knowing him to be a deserter from the 12th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Detcetive Gubb said he had often vifiited the bonae, and defendant always informed him that the man was not tlw-re, and that she had not seen him since he went to the war in August. On December 30th sho said he could search the house if he liked. He did so, and in the front room found defendant in a small cupboard hiding away- He arrested him. What do you eay about it now, Mre. Whtt do --o u c Thomas?" he asked. Well said she r",Vo got him.. and there's an end of it. He has only been here a week or so." But her hus- band said: I'm glad you've come for me; I've had the life of a dog hiding away in that cupboard for months." Defendant said she bad seven children, two of her boys had been killed, and one wounded at the front. The Chairma-n told her it was a foolish act. She was liable to six monthc,' im. prisonmciit or £100 fine. H wjt* abffurd 01 her l knowiit-r that her husband was there, mot to have told the polico at öDNa, lah* would be fined 4Gs. or a monlh. She was giren a fortnight to pay. Fnrthsr charged with breaking a pant of glass, value 36. 6d., at 93, Oak-terrace, the property of Mrs. Mary Leyehon, she was fined 6d., and ordered to pay damage and costs.
TINPLATERS IN RUSSIA. I Erory man in Ruseia is eager to do hi.s bit for his country, and there is not a. single slacker to be found in Russia." "So writes Mr. S. R. Cound, manager of the Metal Works, Moscow, in a letter thanking Mr. Tom Griffiths, secretary of the British Steel Smelters' Union, for par- ticulars of advances made to tinplaiers iu Wales owing to the war and its conse- quent effects on food prices. These advances are now in operation in Russia among the scores of Welsh tin- platers employed in the mills at Moscow and other parts of Russia, and, the tetter continued, the Welshmen are perfectly satisfied. The works are in full swing making hand grenades and tinpla,tes for the Government.
NOTIFYING THE MEASLES. I The monthly meeting of the Xeath Dis- trict Council was held on Wednesday, Mr. W. B. Trick, J.P., presiding. A re- port was submitted by the Waterworks Committee as to the supply and charges. Mr. D. Daniel criticised the unnecessary expenditure in connection with this do. partment; and said that the original scheme was not being carried out. Mr. John Thomas, Mr. Harris (Skewen), and others supported Mr. Daniel, and eventu- ally the matter was referred back to the committee. The Clerk read the replies from a num- ber of authorities supporting the appeal of that Council to the Local Government Board for the reduction of tho charges from 3s. 6d. to Is. for the notification of measles and German measles.
MELCHET COURT AS A HOSPITAL. One of the recent additions to the Welsh Hospital, Netley, is the attachment of Melchet Court, Romwsy, ae an auxiliary hospital. This delightful country hr ,use, which is quite one of the most beautiful m Hampshire, 18 the seat of Sir Alfred Mond, Bart., M.P. for Swansea. A portion of it ba& been converted to accommodate 20 men and three officers. To this home, which is suited in every "w ay to put the finishing touch to the health of a convalescent Tommy, the patients are sent from the Welsh Hospital, and the cure, assisted by the genial and thoughtful kindness of Lady Mond, who 16 known as the Fairy Godmother" of the Welsh. Hospital. One can gather but a poor idea of the beauties of the house from photograph^ s, but slhlated on the edge of the New Forest it commands a breadth of view that is altogether charming. This is further assisted hy the ground5. which are most tastefully laid out. and provide little nooks and corners where a man may reert. on almost any day of the vear and dream of better days to come. Of course being a part of tfce Welsh Hospital, the Red Dragon floats from the « £ # give# t touch to the place*
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A SWANSEA WILL CASE. A summons taken out by David Jobs Lodwig, of 8, Sketty-road, Swansea, was heard on Tuesday by Mr. Juotice Sargaxrt in the Chancery Division. The applicant was the son, heir-at-law, and sole next- of-kin of the late John David Lodwig, of Puehia House, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, whose will was the subject of the sum- moos. The respondents in tie cam were David Walter Evans, of 1, Pinewood-road, Up- lands, and Abraham Bevan Da vies, of Oxford-street, Swansea, the trustees of the will; and Mrs. Katie Lodwig, wife of applicant, and also the children of Mr. and Mi*. Lodwig, who all benafit under the will. Mr. Romer, K.C., for the plaintiff, said I he asked for a declaration for the trusts declared by the will of the testator in the real and personal estate, mabjeat to JMO-, riding certain legacies, failed as offeoding against perpetuities; and that the trustees j be diretted to convey the real and per- sonal estate to him. The qu-tiolft In- whether there was a perpetuity nndsr the will or not. The will waa dated 9th April, 1915, and the testator died on the 24th of the same month. Mr. Rowlands, who appeared for the Jeo. t spondents other than tho trustees, argued that the trusts were valid, and that then was no remoteness. Mr. Owen Thompson, for the said they did net intend to take any part in the argument as to the construction of the will. His Lordship thought Mr. Romer was right, but having regard to the rule, he would take time to frame his judgment. I
"a FATAL sup. I The S*wnsea borough coroner (Mr. J. 0. Morris) oanducted an inquiry on Wednes- day afternoon. at the Swansea Police Buiki- ingB into the death of Walter Blandell (32), which occurred at Pembrey on Tueediy. Mr. T R. Lodford represented the con- tractors at Pembrey, and Mr. flilditch (fac- tory inspector) was also present. Miss Gertrude Wilkins, of 42, Xariner- street, Swansea, gave evidence of identifi- cation, and said the deceased wu a lodger at her house. She thought be was a 1a,. bourer to the bricklayers. Francit Thomas, Aberdyberthi-street, Swansea, another labourer, stated that the deceased met, with an accident on Monday I evening. He stated he was working with I deceased ai the time. They were asked by the bricklayers to fix plank upon which to hang a lamp. Deceased and witness wero at the moment just receiving a plank from a third labourer. Thomas said he did not see deceased faU, but felt the plank slip, ani knew that Blandell must have slipped his foot. When witnesi got to him he was ceamped up against, the wall. De- ceased muttered, "Oh, my breath." Tboom** Bayers, 1, Brook-street, Swansea, labourer, said he was assisting the last witness and deocased on Monday when the accident happened. It appeared to him as though deceased had missed » step, and fallen about eight feet. SMBuel McCreedy, Gordon-terrace, Swri- eea, a foreman bricklayer at the works, said he was called to the spot just after the accident, He did net know the mai were &Emc a plank at the tiw. Deoeaeed had told witne" that he mimed hU footins.! Dr. Tudor Thomas, BwaaM? Hospital, said deceased was admitted about eight o'clock on mon"s- nick wit? variow injuries* and died at 1.30 on Taead?y morni?. The jury returned & vcr?t of Mctd??a? death.
rORAIN & FLOUR TRADEs. I WEHBOrr REVIEW. For severe days after |m—Tin my lasH review the weather remained adtdT aadr damp, but within the put 48 heui It bwC become dry and distinctly ooUcp^bM uj agricultural standpoint quft tsvoorW*a., Winter wheat ie =%kin& skeeft growth; all; kinds of lire stock continue healthy. andCl for tiie time of year green vegetable, gra«J etc., are fably plentiful. There is not much change in tiwftat stoeW markets either as regards thS vafcM eA business done or prioee. Beet, Id. to m.t mutton, 7fci. to Is. pork, 8d. to SK pw Ik The wool trade has ruled -very prioee are ftilly maintained. to. Id*\ to U. ad.; unwashed, i., 44 t» Is. 41 lb. Exports of wheat )Ht<t ftoa? tbe Unitet 8iatêa Md f?M? -J very large, and reports of the n^an «nra whe" In both uwmtrka are, on the quite favourable. The outlock for agriculture ia the pilmji pal European countries it satisfactory and winter wheat is teriUiMf healthy ap a vtgor*uil 1? Mnoen in .?tM?BtU? Md ArcsMtnw ø drtvinytot<h?<?t?it?)ta& ig dietinedy good both « m?!? ?MMttt? and Quality eamuom mqP «f ?? ??W being tHtctieaUy 1MUred. i The ?ixatton in India M wwbaage&: <m the wholo it is about up to the norm" ten the time of year. Shipments of wheat from fereign oauw tries to Europe abow a slight falung Supplies of English axe quite equal to OMf •average for the season. Warahowe stoete maintained THE FLOATING GBJJN CARGO ntJJML Wheat—firm, 4Wld rather higher, jti-w sian, nil, Australian, 6U., 66e.; gr- 66, Oalifornian, M< 65s.; American Bprilnt., 615" Winter. ôOI., 43s. 6d. Main?—Again much deM<r mwr ko!)_ nominal; BuesAn, nil; Plate, 49&, 5Qe Barle.r.-Very firm. American, ado. 44s. 6d.; Indian. 45s. 6d., 47s. 64.; 41s. 6d., 42s 6d. Oat*.—Finn and higher. Buaeisn. apt American 34s., 35s. 6d.; PbH, w. ca as. 6d SPOT PRICES AT MAEK wheat.—Firm and æther de?rw timrr liM and B?eia.a, ma: Plate, j?nt?n?. c?. ￼ Am?riQt.n ￼ forniao, 6U.: Indian, 6% .Amen. • «. 66t 9d< Winter. 628., 66It. 9d.; IIIIatIå White. 6N., 62e.; Bed, 59s., 61& -Maim-Aga-in much higher. t rmnf |< in. nominal Russian, nil; Plate, 49s. 64. 60s id. Barley.-Very firm. America a, 43L Indian, 45s. M., 47s. 9d.; Pavsoan. 425.. (ki* Mailing, W.. 59s. Oate-Firm and dearer. English, 35s, *Cs £* Foreign, 32s., 36s. Facdini; Cakes.-Verr ftrm; fair trada. PLOUR. The consumption of bread is quite 1IP tar the norma- for the time of year, and with arm wheat markets the sale of Soar has been brisk at hardening quotations. TMML Whites, Sb.. 530.. Households, 5ds, 51L: Country- Patents, 46e.; Wbttm 44s.. AmtK can Spring Patents, 48s" 49s.; Hanitoba Pa- tents, 46s. 6d., 47a. 6d.; Kueaø Patents, 46s <7s.; Spring Bakers, 438. 450.; Hungaris^ 1 Patents, nominal. FEEDING M'UPF TDBJBCAST. The consumption of dry food is qufte 40, to the normal for the season, and owing to strong- freight mirkets there bae been & further rise in feeding stuffs, pArtioWktzlr naiis. I eUH advise a. ndeat policy; ￼ hMd to mo?th ie the QOQM W pnrsu?
SIR ALFEEO AND LADY HQ'S VISIT. I The Tipperary Club." meeting at the Central Hall. Swansei (organised for the benefit of soldiers' wives and mothers) was visited OIl Thursday afternoon by Lady MoRd. A large company had gathesed in exj^eetation of the visit, a.nd they were regaled, as usual, with not ,o,nly tea and cakes, but i~olos, recitations, -and musical selections. The first arrival, however, was that of Sir Alfred Mond, who, all smiles himself, had hearty applauee from the ladies. The next notable arrival was that of Mr. Aeron Thomas. Mrs. Williams, who acted as chairman, called on Sir Alfred Mond, who eaid he was very glad to see so many there, and tc know they were having a good time. "While little Doris Dohprty was reciting Stick it, the Welsh!" Lady Mond ar- rived, and had a great, reception.
BEifiAS GKilS EXECUTED I Amsterdam. Thursday.—A Lkge mes- sage says that the German authorities re- cently sentenced two sisters named Eahier and an uncle and elder sister to death; a younger sister and an uncle with 15 years' imprisonment, for assisting young Bel- gians to join the army.
i U TWINS WAITING FOR YûU," WOMAN S WORDS 10 A SWANSEA TAW I A Swansea tradesman was the defendant in a paternity case at Pembroke Police Court on Wednesday, when Winifred Victoria Williams, 5, Railway-terrace, Pembroke, summoned John C. Brocking, tailor, TOO High-etreet, Swansea, to show cause, etc., in respect of her two illegiti- mate children, which were born on Sep- tember 21st, 1915. Mr. E. D. Gilbertson, who appeared for the complainant, characterised the case as a premeditated betrayal of a young girl and a most despicable, heartiete, and blackguardly one at that. The defendant said that he would deny the parentage, and asked the Bench to adjourn the case, as a Swansea solicitor whom he had engaged to appear on hie behalf bad failed to attend. If the Bench refused, to do this, he would do his best to conduct the case himself. Mr. Gilbertson objected to an adjourn- ment, arid the Bench refused to accede to defendant's request. Complainant, in the witness-box, said! that she first made the acquaintance of the defendant at Pembroke Dock Market, where he had a large stall. She had two children on September 21st, 1915, and de- fendanf; was the father of them. When on a visit to Neath at Christmas, 1914, she, in company with her mother, visited the defendant at Swansea, and it was then decided that she should stay there to look after the shop and do the housework at a remuneration of 5s. a week with clothes and board. She returned to Pembroke that nig ht, and returned to Swansea on January 11th. After supper she went to her room to rest. She found that there was only one bedroom in the house, and that was partitioned off with a paper partition into two. She was told that she was to sleep in the inner euhiole. There were no be,droom conveniences what- ever. She undressed, and when she had done so defendant entered the room un- dressed. and invited her to sleep with him, saying that the bed was more comfort- able. She refused several times, but at 1at consented. She also slept with him all the time during her stay there. After ehe had been thftre three weeks, they had a quarrel, and parted. The children were horn on September 21st. She found out her condition in March, but did not tell her mother until May. They -W the defendant in Pembroke Dock Market on one occasion, and told him the state of affairs, and he did not deny the parentage, but promised her help. She wrote to him after the chil- dren were born, but had no reply. Defend- ant. at the interview, suggested that she should put it on a young man she had been going- out with in Swansea. She in- dignantly refused, and said that she could not put it on a man who had had nothing her. She also threatened to smack his face. Cross-examined by the defendant. witness denied that her young man stayed the night with her at defendant's shop. She also' denied other allegations as lo her conduct. She, howevm'. admitted that her young man had visited her at the shop on two occasions, and also that she had lodged for a time at the house where this man resided. Complainant's mother, in the witness- box, corroborated her daughter's evidence. She said that defendant told her ho was married, and that his wife Jookpri after a business in London, and frequently visited him at Swansea, and it was this that in- duced her to allow her daughter to take the situation. Defendant: Did you know I was a man of thorough bad (,haracter o, I thought you were a. thorough gentleman, lifting your hat, and all that. But they h rf. the worst. (Laughter.) Proceeding, witness described the inter- v:ew with the defendant at Pembroke I Dock Market, when he was informed of her daughter's condition. and aleo an in- terview with him after the birth of the I children. She said. "'fbNe are a pair of I twins waiting for you at home," and he replied, HIs there?" Defendant alleged that the witness owed him money for goods supplied to her, and she indignantly denied this remarking. "r owe you nothing, you thorough waster!" Defendant: I don't wish to bother r. bout that. Witne^: Don't rile me too much, or 111 pull you down from there, you black- guard! This is not the first mother's child you've ruined, but let it be the last. Defendant, on oath, denied the allega- tions of the complainant arii her mother. He said that the partition between the looms was a matchboard one. The Chairman (Mr. S. W. Willing) said that the Bench considered that defendant was th. father of the complainant's chil- dren, and would make an order of 3s. 6d. a week for the girl until she was 16, and 3s. Gd. a week for the boy until he was H. They would also allow a guinea doctor's fee, and kl for the affidavit, whilst in addition he would have to pay the costs of the court.
CRAHAME WHITE'S WIFE I AVIATOR'S MATRIMONIAL TROUBLES EiEVEAtfO IN CuURT I In the Divorce Court, on Thnreday, Mrs. Dorothy Cadwell Grahame White was granted a decree of the restitution, of conjugal rights against her husband, Mr. Claude Grahame White (the aviator). The suit wae undefended. Counsel said the marriage took place in June, 19L2, at Winford, Essex. There wAs no issuo of the marriage. Differences arose over the husband's conduct, and in 1914 petitioner left respondent for a time. In ^November of that year they agTeed to live apart for about six months, and Mi's. Grahame White went to the United States to her parent*. She wrote to her husband frequently, and came back in August last, but he did not meet her. From that time he had refused to re- turn to her. On October 7th petitioner i wrote to respondent: "Dear White,—I am just writing youl a few lines to ask you to make a home for me and restore to me all my rights as your wife. I am quite willing and ready to blot out from my memory all that has h,a-ppo,-jed. I have done my best to break oft your attachment to the woman, who *has so far made our lives unbearable, and I hope, before it is too late, you will give her up and return to me. Thmk thi6 matter over.- Y oun;, Dorothy." In his reply, respondent said: I have written to you fully explaining the reasons why we could never live to- gether again with any hope of happiness, and I have never seen any sufficient reaaon for altering that decision. Since your re- turn to England I have told you verbally and in writing that we are entirely un- suited to each other. I have no wish to reproach you with your ccfndnct, but your written statements do not entitle you to say that another woman has been the cause of our parting. It has been my desire throughout to cause you no need- leae suffering, and to behave towards you in a kind and most considerate manner." The petitioner having gven evi- dence, Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane granted a. decree of restitution, to be obeyed with- in fourteen days of service.