BRITISH AIRMAN'S DARING FEAT I ATTACK ON ZEPPELIN SHED. I The Secretary of the Admiralty communicated the following statement for pitbtioation:- "On Tuesday, British aeroplanes of the Naval Wing deliveredMl attack on the Zeppelin 6hed at Dusseldorf. "The conditions were rendered very diffi- oult by the misty weather, but Flight-Lieu- tenant C. H. Collet dropped three bombs on the Zeppelin shed, approaching within 400 feet. "The extent of the damage done is not known. "Fli-ht-.Lieut,enant Collet's machine was atruck by 000 projectile, but all the machines. returned safely to tbeir point of departure. "The importance of this incident lies in the fact that it shows that, in the event of further bombs being dropped into Antwerp or other Belgium tpwns, measures of reprisal can cer- tainly be adopted,' if desired, to almost any extant."
HARD FIGHTING. VIOLENT GERMAN ATTACKS I REPORTED. -I The following French official communique on the situation at the front was issuoci at eleven o'clock on Wednesday evening and re- cei ve d vo&terday:- There has been no change in the situation sinoe the Last oommumque. The battle of the AiM has now lasted eight days, but there is no need to bo surprised at this if the Russo- Japanese war is borne in mind. 111110 battlo of the M-arne was an action fought in level country, whoh began with a g-eiteral resumption of the offensive by tho French, against an enemy who did not expeot it and who bad not had time seriously to organise defensive positions. This is not the case mith the battle of the Aisne, where an adversary who was falling back has halted on positions which the nature of tho ground renders in many places very strong in themselves, and organisation of which lie has been able gradually to improve. This is not the case with tho battle of the part of tho front the character of a fortress war analogous to the operations in Manchuria. It may be added that the exceptional power of the artillery material, both of heavy Ger- man artillery and tho French 75-millimetro igttnis, imparts special valuo to the temporary tortifioatioiLs which the two adversaries have established. It is, then, a question of carrying successive j lines of entrenchments, all of which are guarded by accessory defences, notably barbed wire entanglements with machine gtim "ein cannon iere. In these oircumstanocs progress can only 00 slow. It happens very frequently that attacks advanoo only 500 metres to a kilometre per day.
ENEMY'S STRENGTH. I WHAT THE ALLIES HAVE TO OVER- I COME. The Times Bordeaux ooarespondent, wiring under Wednesday's date, says:-Int-ermt in the fighting to-day oentros in the Wocvre, where the enemy is making a serious effort to pieroo the lino of forts linking Verdun and Toul. To the north-west of Verdun, and oast of the Mouee heights, in the direction of Mouilly and Dampierre, their furious attempts have failed. In tSto south of the Woevre they hold line positions runivng through Riohecourt, Seiche- prey, and Li-ronville. The general situation remains unchanged on the left and centre. The Allies have the best of reasons for confiderioo in the result of the battle. Let there be no mistake, the enemy are going to give eerious trouble along the line, where, with striking recuperative power, they have managed to gather their routed hordes fleeing from the battle of the Marne. The po?!tion? arc enormously atrocg by nature, dominating the valleys. d<>;m?2 towns have boM turned into regular fortresses. The line of trenches has been built with soienoe and the solidity of permanent works, covered by flanking trenches bristling with mitrailleuses, and reinforced by mazes of barbed wire and blockhouses, Whose quick-firers and mitrailleuses sweep the whole front. To the rear of these works heavy a.rt.Hery has been placed in position, and from its fire sudh places as Soissons and Rheims have suffered great damage. The actual battle of the Aisne has not yet begun. There has already been enough fighting to constitute half a dozen battles, but only the preliminary stages of the big struggle have been readied. The railways on* both sides are massing troops along the front. Germans are coming from Lorraine; British from the whole Empire; and French from the south and west.
SADDLES WANTED. I LORD ROBERTS AGAIN APPEALS TO I SPORTSMEN. Sir.-Tho warm response to my appeal for field glasses e^^oldens me-in this time of emer- gency—to suggest another way in which sports- men can render practical assistance. The supply of saddles is, for the moment, de. ficient, and the training of our reserve cavalry regigmcnts is impeded and delayed. I appeal to owners of saddles to send them to the Chief Ordnance Offioer. Woolwich Dockyard. The names and addresses of those who send saddles will be given to me and each generous donor will receivo a pNSona.t letter of thanks from me. Those who adopt this suggestion will be ren- dering a very real service to their country. War Office need gentlemen's hunting; or colonial saddles in good repair with fair-sized seats oomplete. if possible*, with girths and stir- rups, also bridles and bite. Polo or pony saddles are not suitable.—Yours> etc.. ROBERTS. F.M., Englemere, Ascot, September 16, 1914.
Said tho Kaiew on January W, 19W, "n. t G?rnMm Empire shaU attain to a place whioh | it has not yot reached." Yet t<x?Md f ?MaUMi??cMapM?m?b?M? k
WAR NOTES. Writing to his relatives at Abergele, a trooper with the Denbighshire Hussars at Bungay. Suf- folk, says the Yeomanry are having "a fine time of it" in their quarters in that locality. It's rough and exciting here," saya the writer. "Y ou can hear the roar of heavy guns out east all day almost, and then at night your dreams about your loved ones far away are somewhat disturbed when you feel tho rata crawling over your body and sniffing occasionally at your eav! It is exciting!" Mrs Parry, of 33, Well-street, Bangor, last week, reoeivod from the War Offi-ce the informa- tion that her son by her first husband, formerly station-master at Tycroes, Alfred Trevor Williams (29), a driver saddler in the Royal Army Service Corps, was accidentally drowned at Pont sur Sambre on August 24th. With the announcement was a lithographed slip as follows:—"The King commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of his Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow.— Kitchener." This is the first recorded Bangor fatality in this war. "If he is a German I'm not going to allow him on whe<ther there is an objection or not. If the man is a German or an Austrian, he is an enemy of this country," declared the revising barrister at the Bangor Revision Court on Monday, when an application was made to place a person's name on tho burgess list. Lieuteavant Commander Max Kennedy Horton, who commanded the submarine 100, which sank the German cruiser "Hcla," near Heligoland, was a Qiipil iQ" the Llanrwst County School, which he left'in 1897, passing into -the Navy direct. He was a boarder in the headmaster's house, as was also hia brother, Mr D'Arcy Horton. The Chief Constable of Carnarvonshire has written to the Llandudno Council, stating that he is arranging a special police guard for water supplies in the county. Troops passing through Holyhead are now fed by the Government. Hitherto this work was undertaken by Miss Burr's No. 8 Anglesey Vol- untary Aid Detachment. The aocount to the credit of the Anglesey Branoh of the British Red Cross Society has now reached £394. The official list, compiled each week at St. James's Palace, of the requirements of the Red Cross sod kindred sooicties in the way of gar- ments, etc., for the sick and wounded, is being sent to Miss Eira Williams-Bulkeley, of Baron Hill, Beaumaris, who has undertaken this branch of the societies' work for North Wales. Amongst the 38th list of subscribers to the' Prince of Wales' Relief Fund were the following amounts: Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire, £225 10s; Mayor of Denbigh, 2120; Point of Ayr Collieries, Ltd., and Sir Wyndham Hanmer, Bart, (per the Lord-Lieutenant of Flintshire), 9 50 each. Mr W. S. K. Kneeshaw, J.P., Glan Aber, Abergele, has joined Lord Kitchener's Army aa a private, and is attached to the Old Publio School and University Men'a Force now en- oamped at Epsom. Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., Parliamentary Secreta-ry to the Local Government Board, was the chief speaker at a largely attended meeting of Nonconformist ministers and leaders at Rhyl on Friday. The proceedings were strictly private, but it is understood that the meeting was called to deal with the question of the attitude of the churches as regards recruiting. Col. Hughes of Kinmel has been oalled up for service with the Forces, and is at present in Chatham. Col. Hughes was one of the first of the retired officers to volunteer at the outbreak of the war. Col. Alan Gough, D.S.O., Gelliwig (brother-in- law to Mr C. H. Lloyd Edwards, Nanhoron) has been appointed on the Headquarters Staff of Sir ] John French. Capt." J. B. Gough, who is amongst the officers killed, was a nephew of Col. Gough. Mr Norman Samuel, Llanfairfechan, haa been granted a. commission as seoond lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and proceeded to join his regiment at Pembroke on Thursday. North Wales quarrymen are hoping for a boom in trado wher. the war is over. It. is pointed out that after the onclusion of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 there was such a big demand for slates that the wages of the quarrymen were jon- siderably increased and the great demand and higher wages wore maintained for many years. Prisoners of war are "still arriving at Denbigh for transmission to the Dyffryn Aled Compound. They are all officers, the majority appearing .n fidl "war paint" from the spiked helmet down "0 the last button of their great coats. Huge crowds have witnessed their arrival on eaoh occasion. Taking his seat in the conveyance at the railway station the other night, a German asked the driver what was the disanoe to the prisor "A two hours' journey, sir," replied the Jehu 'It's a long journey," answered the Uhlan despondent- ly. One of the orowd overhearing the remark quickly rejoined: "Yes, and I hope it will rain like you devil." Mir Leslie Fairchild, son of Canon and Mrs Fairoihild, has been promoted adj utant of the now 7th Battalion of the Wilts, stationed at Ted- worth. Mr Fairohild is now engaged with other officers training the new battalion. They were stopped on their journey to Southampton en route for the front, and to their groat dis- appointment were recalled by telegraph to liok the recruits into shape. This work ia going on briskly, and the new battalion will shortly bo sent abroad. Mr Wentworth Dobson has a comnus^on in the Public School special corps now training at Ep- som. Mr Glyn Harding, son of Mr E. Hurren Hard- ing, of Bangor, has been on active service for the past two months, as engineer on H.M. Troopship "Bellerophon." A telegram was received in Rhy) yesterday stating that Dr. Oswald Rees, fleet surgeon on the "Aboukir" (which was torpedoed in the North Sea on Tuesday) had safely arrived in Hull. He is a brother to Miss Rees, St. Oswald's School, Rhyl. Lieutenant W. L. W. Williams-Mason, of Plaa Bodafon, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, was one of the offioers on H.M.S. "Creesy," which has been sunk in the North Sea by a submarine. Lieu- tanG, Williams-Mason was formerly on H.M.S. "Caeaar. Dr. Rowland Jones, Bangor, has throe sons ;.n the army—Ivan Rowland Jones, in the Second Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bay), and Itfoel Row- land Jones and Rhys Rowland Jones, in the 6th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, News has reached LLanfair P.G. that Mr Wm.
LIEUT. J. BLOOMFIELD GOUGH. Lieut. John Bloomfiekl Gough, R.H.A., whose death in action is announced, comes from a mili- tary stock. He was the eldest son of Col. Bloom- field Gough, formerly of the 9th Lancers, and nephew of General Hugh Gough, of Caerhun. His grandfather, General Sir John Bloonifiold Gough, tho distinguished Indian soldier who fought at Sabraon and in Gwalior oampaign, was (ays The Times) a member of the family which has given and continues to give so many of its sons to tho Army. Mr John Gough was 28 yetns of age. A fortnight before war was de- clared ho married Miss Marion Phipps-Hornby, of iiomerton Erlegh, in Somersetshire.
LIEUT. THE HON. H. W. GOUGH] News reached Caerhun on Monday that an- other member of the family has been severely wounded, namely, Lieut. the Hon. Hugh William Gough, only son of Viscount Gough, and grand- son of the late Earl of Longfield. He is in the Imh Guards, and is 23 years of age. General Gough's only son is a lieutenant in the Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry, and was formerly in the let Royal Dragoons, of which regiment tihe Kaiser was the Colonol-in-Chief.
< '■ THE LATE SIR CHARLES AMHETON- I The funeral of Sir Charles Aesheton* Smith, which takes place at Vayrtol, on Monday next, will be strictly private, and it is requested that no aowcra be tent* i
FEWER TALL MEN AVAILABLE. Now that the War Offioe are insi3ting upon taller men for the army recruiting has naturally suffered a set-back, but the old minimum stand- ard of 5ft. '3in, will probably be reverted to when the authorities &re able to cope with tho flood of young patriots who have rallied to the flag of late. Meanwhile recruiting offioers arc by no means busy, and we are glad to supplement the lists previously published with the following addi- tional tMnnos; With regard to recruiting in the Befhesda dis- trict it might be pointed out that tho names of the men enlisting from the quarry district have appeared in the list for Bangor, whioh is the recruiting oentre. All the nitmeo published last week .in the return from Bangor were those of men from Tregajrth and Bethesda districts, and tho same is the caeo this week.
BANGOR AND BETHESDA. I ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. I Sinoo last Friday, tho following have enlisted at Bang-or:-Wliiiztiii Roberts (IVthesda), Hugh Hughes (Talybont), John Humphrey Jones (Bethesda), Riohard Edward Williams (llethesda), amd Lewys Jones Williams (Tregarth),
CONWAY. I R.W.F. I David John Davies, Ruthin. I
LLANFAIRFECHAN. I SPD, CIAL RESERVES. I Thomas Hughes, Old Corner Bhop, I Mr Hughes served through the South Africam I war. I ■ —
LLANDUDNO. I ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. I Francis Arthur Cecil Taylor, Walter Symond. R.A.M.C. Ivor Arthur Hughes.
TALYSARN AND NANTLLE VALE Hugh David Jones, 4, Barmouth-terraee, Llan- llyfni. Several young men from this district have gone to Carnarvon to enlist in tho Territorial forow.
ANGLESEY. I Smoe last Friday the following have tmHabed in I AagtMey— I ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. 1 .1 I I I I Wm. Picton, 14, Wynne-street-, iioiyneaa; John Owen, Church-street, Aberffraw; Owen Jones, LL-mffaffo; Robert Pughe, Brynsiencyn; Ow-en Jones, LLangaffo; Richard Williams, Bryn- siencyn; and Moses Owen, Brynsiencyn.
NORTH WALES "PALS" I BATTALION. CONWAY AND DOOANWY'S RESPONSE. I Oomway and Detgam-wy htfwe responded mag- mfioemitly to the appeal for recruits im the North Wales "Pals" Battalion. Mr Harry Eaatwood is acting; as recruiting officer, ar.d attends daddy at tho Municipal Offices, Con- way. Tho followluff names have already been roar- waxded to headquartears:—William. Isaac Ralphes, 10, Rose Hill-efcreet, Conway; Hugh Llewelyn Roberts, Brongrwalia, Conway; Hubert Lloyd Jo/ut», 2, Ty Gwyrdd-terrace, Coniwtay; John Osborne Joaues, Municipal Buildings, Conway; Elias Owen Foul ken, Municipal Buildings, Conway; Cecil Jonks, Conway Stone Quarries, Ltd., Conway; Ber- nard Brotherton, Conway Stone Quarries, Ltd., Conway; Hugh Siencyn Williams, Muni- cipal Buildings, Conway; Edward Cornelius W llliams, Llewelyn-etreej;, Conway; David Davies, Baclaw Farm, Conway; T. E. Jones, National Provioicial Bank, Conway; P. A Roberts, National Provincial Bank, Coirway; A. Dunoam Morris, National Provincial Bank, Conway; Lawrence Davies, Neptional Provin- cial Wi Y"; Conway; W. Owen, c/o Messrs E. B. Jones amd Co., Conway; T. O. Jones, 9, Castle-street, Ocmway; Thomas Wood Jones, 23, Uppergate-street, Conwiay; William I ran- cis Williaaus, 7, Bryn-terrace, Gjffiin; Robert Evans, 14, Loiwergate-etreet, Conway; John Huigih Jones, 4, Wind-street, Conway; Rich- ard Hughes, o Messrs R. E. Jones and Bros., Conway; William Owen, c/o Messrs R. E. Jones and Bros., Conway; Ivor Hughes, c/o Messrs R. E. Jones and Bros., Ccnway; John David Polin, 19, Lowergato-atroot, Conway; Riohard Owen, 3, Central Buildings, Junc- tion, Ooroway; John E. Davits, London City and Midland Bank, Conway; Richard Lloyd IWberte, London City and Midland Bank, Conway; Arthur Price, 6, Bangor-road, Con- way; Peony Vickors, Glynda1), Deganwy; Ilvgh Huigbca, Bryn Morfa, Conway; Itay- inond Jack Leslie Smith, Smith's Hotel, Dejganwy; William Owen Tibbett, Star Slp. ply Stores, Degaanvy; J. E. G riffiths, c/o Messrs Dunphy amd Sons, Ltd., Conway; R. Lloyd, c/o Messrs Dunphy and Co., Conway; J. T. Goosey, c/o Messrs Dun.phy and Sons, Ltd., Conway; William Hevey. The Castle Hotel, Conway; Riohard Arthur Eecleeton, The Morfa, Conway; David Ernest Parry, « Plas Vardro, Conway; Edward Oliver Jones, Plas Vardro, Conway; William R. Jones. Plas Vardro, Conway; Johnny Thomas, High- atreet, Conway; Walter Joliffo, Woodland Nurseries. Cfartvay; H. G. Jones. Plas Vardre, Conway; J. T. Ralphes, Red Lion House. Conway; T. J. Jones, Compton House, Con- way; Arthur Evans, Belle View, Degauwy; R. W. Roberts, c/o Dr. M. J. Morgan, J P' Edward Evans, Bro' Llewelyn, Conway; P-G. Parry, Police Station, Conway; J. H. Jones. Biynhyfryd, Deganwy. Bugler: T..0" Ralphes, 10, Rose Hill-street, Conway.
CARNARVON. I The following have enlisted at Carnarvon frOM Saturday to Thursday (yesterday), joining c tho National Reserve, Imperial Service, or the Reserve Batt. 6th R. W.F. (Territorials). Nl,* I I of them have been. through the South African w As will be seen from tho list a number enlisted from Anglesey, and also from the quarry districts, notably Ebenewer. The list is as follows:- G. Moore, Cwmyglo; Wm. Jonef,. Nt,l'tJl. near Carnarvon; John Prioo, Clarke street, Car- narvon; Owen Jones, Mountain-street, Carnal" von; P. W. Bagnaw, Llandudno; O. R. iiams, Ty Croes, Aglesey; D. J. Williams, cictb; J. H. Williams, Cwmyglo; W. M. liams, Ebenezer; Wm. Jones, Llanerohymedd; J. L. Jones, Carnarvon; Septimus Jones, CoO" way; Wm. John Jones, Rowland-street, Va-rnat" von; J. H. Edwards,St. David's-road, Carnar* von; Owen Jones, Bontnewydd, near Carnarvon;, J. P. Evans, Bangor; L. Gallagher, Bangor; J- Hughes, Shaddock Court, Carnarvon; Uttõ- Parry, do.; David Williams, Eleanor St., Carnar- von Owen Jones, 57, North Penralk, Carnar- von; H. V. Hughes, Menai Bridge; Hugh Wil- liams, Little Chapel-street, Carnarvon; D. J. Evans, Talysarn; A. Ridley, Portmadoo; H- Griffith, 8, Williams-street, Carnarvon; O. Hughes, Portmadoc; John Davies, Garnon-st M Carnarvon; E. D. Roberts, Carnarvon; R. Ro- berts, Portmadoc; Evan Evans, do.; ELiaa Wil- liams, Mountain-street, Carnarvon; W. J. Wil- liams, TaJycafn; G. Rowlands, Cwmyglo; A .E. Parry, PotoL Side Square, Carnarvon; J. H. Jones, Llanbens; E. O. Broome, LlanbebKfif Cottage, Carnarvon; W. W. Williams, Ebenezer; W. J. Jones, Mountain-street, Carnarvon; T. H. Roberte, Pepper-lane, Carnarvon; Robert Lewis, Ebenezor; Wm. Jones, Llanerchymedd; Griffith Morris, Penygroes, Nantlle; Win. Pritcihard, Glanadda, Bangor; John Pritehard, Cwmyglo; Lans Larson, Carnarvon; J. M. Jones, North Pen'rallt, Carnarvon; Robert Jones, Llanerchy- medd Ellis Parry, Ebenezer; D. R. Williams, Portdinorwic; David Jones, Wern, near Bangor; J. Jones, Kyffin Square, Bangor; R. Roberta, North Pen'rallt, Carnarvon; II. L. Jones, Port- madoc; J. R. Jones, Ebenezer; W. Willianw. do.; J. R. Parry, do.; Robert Williams, .r'y'n J Grig, Bangor; R. J. Jones, Penygroes; G. R. Jones, do.; W, H. Jones, do.; O. J. Roberta do.; Thomas Williams, Barmouth; Thomas Wd» Hams, Llanfrothe-n; Griffith Owen, Portmadoc; Hugh Jones, Cwmyglo; Owon Jones, Chapel-tft., Carnarvon; David Jones, Bethesda Bach, near Carnarvon; Hugh Williams, Llanrug; Wm. Jones, Beulah Square, Carnarvon; Wm. Evan*, Aberystwyth; R. E. Lewis, Pool Hill, Carnarvon; Griffith Lewis, Clwtybont; L. H. Jones, Llan- fairfechan W. W. Jones, Ebenezer; D. R. Ro- berts, Llanfairfcchan; Hugh Griffith, Menai Bridge; W. H. Jones, Holyhead; James Greene, do.; John Hughes, do.; W. R. Hughes, do.; W. D. Evans, Dinorwic; D. Davios, Ebenezer; R. O. Jones, do.; H. D. Jones, do.; W. H. Williams, Dinorwic; W. J. Roberts, Holyhewih -rnomas Chambers, Carnarvon; Richard Davies, Penygroes; D. R. Lynch, Penrnaenmawr; Owen Parry, Hendre-street, Carnarvon; Henry Holt, Rhyl; Stewart Maxwell, Cwmyglo; Griffith John Jones, Llanerchymedd; Rowland Williafn Jones, Churoh-strcet, Carnarvon; Thomas Roberta, Mona Hotel, Carnarvon; William Salisbury, Sriowdon-strect, Carnarvon; Owen Evans, 55, Mountain-street, do.; Thomas Roberts, 6, Turkey Shore, Carnarvon; John G. Jones, 51, North Pen'rallt, Carnarvon; Robert Henry Owen, Holyhead; M. J. Evans, Ebenezer; G. W. Ro- berts, Hendre-street, Carnarvon; William G. Davies, Carnarvon; James Jones, Llanfair P.G.; Owen Lewis, Ebenezer; Hugh Lewis, Cadnant-terrace, Carnarvon; Thomas Jones, Hill-street, do.; W. D. Davies, Pool-hill, do.; Lewis Jones, Penygroes; J. H. Jones, Blaerty- oae, Rhostryfan; Owen Jones, North Pen'rallt, Carnarvon Thomas Williams, Bodorgan Joseph Roberta, Gaerwen; John Jones, Liandegfan; William Price Jones, Glanmorfa Cottage, Car narvon. ON ACTIVE SERVICE. The following is a list of Carnarvon men now on active service. There being no oflicial list probably a few omissions oocllr:- ROYAL NAVY. R. E.-Hurl)cki (H.M.S. "Cornwall"); Evan Jones (H.M.S. Collingwood"); Thomas Evans, Mountain-street (H.M.S. "CornwaU"); Miohael Hu?hea. Well-street (H.M.S. "Centurion"); Chief Petty Offioer H. T. Hope, Ty'ny?? (" KinfMlU8 Castle"); George Evans, Garnons- ,.reet (H.M.S. "New Zealand"); Robert Jones (H.M.S. "Arrogant"); J. Llovd, CDed Mawr ?H.M.S. "New Zca)and"J; 'GnfB? o?waenn, Lewis O. Jones, 6, Thomas-stroet. ARMY. Qaptadn Ludwig Tasker (R.A.M.C.); Lietl- tenant Morus Wynne Jones, Vicarage (Royal Engineers); Sergeant John Hughes, Dinorwic- street (R.W.F.); Corporal David Jones, Plas Broreton (R.W.F.); Lanoe-Corporal Evan Jones, 21, Wesley-street; Private David Morgan, Chapel-street (2nd R.W.F.); Private T. Davies, North Pen'rallt (2nd R.W.F.); Private J. Prit- ohard (R.W.F.); Private Hammond (5th Dragoons); Private John Roberts, Mountain- street (now at Netley Hospital, wounded at Mons); Private Humphrey Humphreys, Norttt Pen'rallt (R.W.F.); Private Thomas Lovell, 10, Mountain-street (R.A.M.C.); Corporal N. F. GHd-ferdale, 15. Skinner-street (1st Battalion Soots Guards); Horace Gilderdale, do. (Ohesliire Begif ment)
MR. F. E. SMITH OFF TO THE FRONT. In the course of his speech at Liverpool on Monday night, Mr Churchill said :My friend- ship with Mr F. E. Smith is one of the most cherished possessions of my life, and I am glad to be on this platform with him. In a few daya 11- U off to tho war" (great cheering).
WELSH ARMY CORPS. SANCTION OF NATIONAL MOVEMENT. Lord Kitchener ha3 given his sanction to the formation of a Welsh Army Corps, which was urged by Mr Lloyd George in his speech cn Saturday, and a Provisional Committee has oeen formed for the purpose of carrying out the project. It has been decided that a represontative con- ference of leading men shall be immediately called together. Having regard to the urgency of the situation the conference is to be held ali Cardiff on Tuesday, September 29th. Invitations to the conference will be issued by the Provisional Committee to Lords Lieutenant, Welsh peers, the four Welsh Bishops, Roman Catholio Bishops, chairman of Unions of Noncon- formist denominations in Wales, members cf Parliament for Wales and Monmouthshire. chairmen of County Councils and of District Councils with a population of over 50,000, Mayors of all borouglis and county boroughs, presidents and secretaries of various employers' association*, chairmen and secretaries of trade unions, and presidents of Chambers of Agriculture. The circulars will be signed by the members of the Provisional C-ommittee-noinely, -he Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Home Secre- tary, Lord Plymouth, Lord Mostyn, jjord Kenyon, Sir D. Brynmor Jones, Genoral Sir Ivor Herbert, and others. It is understood that the business of the confer- once will be to appoint an Executive Committes with a chairman and secretary for the purpose of carrying out recruiting for the Welsh Army Corps throughout all Wales and Monmoti-thsliiro and considering a scheme for raising the corps and for the absorption into it of units now in course of formation. The Provisional Committee has appointed Mr O. W. Owen, Divisional Offioer, Labour Ex. changes and Unemployment Insurance (Wales), City Hall, Cardiff, to be severetary pro tem.
RHYL AND n L\NGOR TROOPS ENJOY F JOTBALL. A correspondent writesv* o have had wrctched weather, but the health of the troops is good, and the officers are taking every care that we are comfortably housed in dry build- ings. Whero there has been a trance of dampness the men have been promptly shifted. The mono- tonous life of the camp is relieved a little by a series of football matches. On Saturday Ban- gor Troop played the Rhyl Troop, and beat them to the tune of five goals to nothing. Then the Denbigh Troop played the Dyserth men, and boat them four nothing. Later on Denbigh is to play Bangor for the championship of tho squadron. An appeal has been issued for men to mako up a reserve regiment to be ready when those at Bungay go on foreign service. Good horse riders, not less than 5ft. 6in. in height. arf wanted. The new regiment will consist of squadrons from Denbigh, Wrexham, Bangor, and Birkenhead,
Progress of the I Land Battle. GERMAN ATTACKS REPULSED. LOSS OF THREE BRITISH CRUISERS. MORE DETAILS OF THE DISASTER. jfhe great battle on the Aisne Baa as yet reached no decision. On the left wing, and this is the important point, more progress has been madia in the neighbourhood of Laasigny, on the right bank of the Oise. yiolemt ooanbaits have again taken place in this region. Further east, the deadlock of the rival Armies still holds. The Official communique issued in Paris on Wednesday afternoon reveals no change worthy of men- tion in the centre of tohe fromt, On the right wing of the Allies, north-east of Verdun, the enemy has again "attempted yiolent attacks." These have again been repulsed. In Lorraine and the Vosges. where rests the extreme right OIl the Allies, the Germans have evacuated two small towns and have efhown some activity in the neighbourhood of Domevre. Their inoccupation of this plac-e was reported on Tuesday. ..too Russian advance in Austrian territory is said to have been pushed close to the bor- ders of Hungary. This may well be true; 'but whether it refers to the Russian force whioh has ocoupied the Bukovina or to cavalry riding far ahead of the advance on Przemysl must be uncertain for the pre- sent. -no Press Bureau published on Wednesday a copy of a proclamation issued by an officer i-n command of Germain, troops occupying a- commune of Belgium near Liege. e inhabitants of this commune were Sub- jected to a number* of restrictions, some obviously necessary in war-time, others merely insulting, ong the latter the most conspicuous is that whioh ooinjnaaidd the iniiabitants to salute German officers, and. in case of doubt, a.ny German soldier. Any one failing in this must expect a German soldier to exact re- I spect from him by any method." JJritish aeroplanes of the Naval Wing de- livered an attack on the Zeppelin sheds at Dnaseidorf on Tuesday. Their pilots, though hampered by the misty weather, whioh made the condition very difficult, succeeded in reaching the vulnerable spot. flight-Lieutenant Collet dropped three banbs an a Zeppelin shed, approaching within 400ft. On the return his machine was struck by one projoot. All, however, re- turned safely to their point of departure. hi daring raid shows, as the Admiralty communication points out, that if more bombs are dropped into Antwerp or other Belgian towns, "measures of reprisal can certainly be adopted, if desired, to almost any extent." (Tho British cruisers Aboukir, Hogue, and Creasy, sister ships of about 12,000 tons dis- placement and each carrying a complement of about 700, have been sunk by submarines in the North Sea. I JEhe Aboukir was first torpedoed. The Hogue and the Creasy, standing by to save her crew, met the same fate. The official account adds that a considerable number of their crews were saved by H.M.S. Lowes- toft and by a division of destroyers, trawl- > ers, and boats rJThe Press Bureau announces that the Sproe- wald, a.n armed German merchantman, has been captured by H.M.S. Berwick. German merchant vessels to the number of.-92 have been taken during the war, while out of upwards of 4000 British vessels afloat dur- ing that period only 12 have bean captured or sunk at sea. 3% Press Bureau published on Tuesday night an official account, written by the desig- nated member of Sir John Prwch's staff, of the operations up to the night of Fri- day, September lSth. lIThis account describes the fighting that for so many days has raged along the hills to the north of the Aisne. Our men, in spite of the heavy strain of the battle and the disadvantages of almost incessant rain, are heerful and confident. They have repelled a succession of German oounter-attacks and maintain their positions on the nortjwwn slopes of the Aisne valley. ,1from the Austrian frontier comes the impor- tant news that the fortress of Jaroslav has fallen to. the Russian assault. Jaroslav has great strategical value, as its posses- sion gives command of the railway from Lemberg to Cracow. -it has now been decided th&t for the period of the war Separation Allowances will be paid weekly through the Post Office to wives and children of all Naval ratings, Marines, and Reservists borne on the books of H.M. ships who declare an allotment of not less than 20s per month. 'It is officially announced that the general I moratorium will end on November 4th. So far as rent and debta due to and by retail traders in respect of their business as such are concerned, tie moratorium ends Octo- ber 4th.
EMDEN FIRES ON MADRAS. I TA FEW SHELLS FALL INTO TIIE CITY. I The notorious German cruiser "Emden" still Continues her career. Hex latest exploit has been to fire shells into the city of Madras. The official description is A hostile cruiser appeared off Madras Har- bour at h,If-past n-no on Tuesday night and started firing on the oil tanks, sotting two alight. On our guns replying the cruiser oeased fir- ing, put out her lights, and steamed away, the whole affair lasting only fifteen minutes. The casualties were two Indiana and one boy in the harbour killed. There was no panic or excitement in Madras, and the attitude of the Press and public was admirable. WccoTdin, to a Reuter message, the "Emden" libelled the city, firing nine shots. The first hit the tanks and set two of them on fire. The telegraph office and the Seamen's Club- house were also hit, and some goods trucks on the harbour wall were riddled; otherwise there Was no material damage. It is expected t-hat the "Emden" is making for the French town of Pondioherry. The damage done, says another account, is rougnly estimated at three lakhs of rupees. ^Lloyd's agent at Madras says that two "Boc" oil tanks were filed and burnt out, the loss being one million and a half gattow. f: This message adds that several lire* were lost.
SUNK BY SUBMARINES IN 1 • NORTH SEA. PATHETIC SCENES AFTER THE I DISASTER. The Secretary of the Admiralty, on Tuesday, communicated the following statement for publication:- H.M. ships "Aboukir" (Captain John E. Drummond), "Hogue" (Captain Wilmot S. Nicholson), and "Cressy" (Captain Robert W. Johnson), have been su'nk by submarines in the North Sea. Tite, "AbotiLktr" was torpedoed, and whilst the Hogue" and Cressy" had closed and were standing by to save the crew, they were also torpedoed. A considerable number wore saved by the H.M.S. "Lowestoft" (Captain Theobald W. B. Kennedy) and by a division of destroyers, trawlers, and boats. Lists of casualties will be published as soon as they are known. The "Cressy," "Aboukir," and "Hogue" wore sister ships, armoured cruisers of a com- paratively old typo, built fourteen years ago. They were of 12,000 tons, eighteen knots speed, and carried two 9.2 iu. and twelve bin. guns.
BRAVERY OF BRITISH SAILORS I A HERO'S STORY. I The story of the end of the British cruisers (writes the Rotterdam correspondent of the Times) forms one of the most noble chapters in the history of the British Navy. The "Cressy" and the "Iiogue" wore lost because, instead of saving themselves, they remained to save the lives of their comrades who were struggling in the water. After sinking the "Aboukir" the Germans cr^pt up to the "Hogue," and finally to tlto 61 Cressy, which was firing ooolly and effectI ively at the enemy, the crew being entirely unperturbed by the disasters which had already befallen the little fleet. In a later message the correspondent adds:— The throe- cruisers were patrolling in crescent formation with a distance of about one mile between each of them. The first sign of the submarines to the Creasy" was apparently the torpedo fired at the "Aboukir." After an interval of earnest deathlike search for the hidden foe the "Hogue" was struck, and later the "Cressy." But the first torpedo did not seriously damage the Cressy," although the explosion was tremendous. The other ships, howover, turned turtle, and all the while the Cressy" had her boats out and stood by to the reeoue. Occasional gWmpsas were caught of the enemy. and, according to Able-eeaman Clarke, of the "Cressy:" We did two of them in. I saw the splinters flv from one. But at length the "Cressy" was struck for the second time. Still her crew remained calm; some, indeed, worked peacefully aft. This sounds amazing, but Clarke told his story stretched out in the DUnk: last night with the simple impressivurn of a hero. Indeed, I have never in my life seen suoh astonishing spirit as that shown by the whole of the saved crew. The drummer-boy of the "Aboukir" was peaoefully sleeping. A marine, whose elwet was lacerated from contact with the wood which saved him, now and then lifted his head and added or affirmed something. The periscope of a submarine was just seen and tired at before the first torpedo was launched at the Cressy." Apparently the German boat was already well beneath the water, and the shot missed her. Then she fired the deadly shot which was the beginning of the end. The orew knew almost at onoe that the vessel was doomod, although only one 6toker was actually killed and one scalded by the explosion. All the time the gunners were shooting with incrediblo skill, and at the moment the seoond torpedo struck them. they were on the point of firing at the periscope of one of the submarines whioh had shown itself for a few seconds. Clarke says the "Cressv" was struck aft, and the shock threw a huge column of splinters and water into the air. This created not the I'-&hWat panic, for in- stead of bothering about Ilif?beit.?, for themselves the crew flung tables, tools, and all sorts of buoyant articles into the water for their com- ?s. Close upon 2500 men were now in the sea, many dead and wounded, many full of life and cling- ing to capstan bars, chairs, tables. buoys, and innumerable other things. The victorious Germans sailed silently away, leaving the water behind them full of British heroes, who now began a long struggle for life. Hours afterwards tho "Dutch Titan" arrived on the scene and picked up men everywhere. The Flora," another such vessel, had mean- while passed and saved close upon 200, but failed to see the men whose story I have now tried to tell. In all the "Titan" saved 114 men, of whom the majority were afterwards taken on board tjie n-ta j ority w a torpedo boat. Twenty-five in all arrived at the Hook of Holland, but five were already d. The remainder were given uniforms of the Dutch army by tho commandant, and when I saw them in bed last night they were being oared for with the utmost kindness, THE COMMANDER OF THE "ABOUKIR." J Captain J. E. Drummond, who was in com- mand of tho "Aboukir," is a nephew of Mr G. D. Harrison, Welshpool, who has received the good news that he is among those saved. Cap- tain Drummond is the elder son of the late Ad- miral Drummond, of Forfarshire (who married Miss Nay lor, Le:ghton Hall, Welshpool), and has had a distinguished career. He was gun- nery lieutenant of H.M.S. "Terrible" during the South African War, and during the final at- tack on Pieter's Hilt he was in charge of a 6in. gun. Afterwards he aaw servio^ in the China campaign, and was one of the offioers in charge of 12-pounders at Taku.
THE MORATORIUM [ PARTIAL EXTENSION FOR ONE MONTH. I FINAL ABOLITION ON NOVEMBER 4th. I It is officially announced that, after consulta- tion with tbo various interests concerned, the Government has deoidod that the time has arrived for bringing the moratorium to an end with as little delay as possible. There will be no further extension of the mora- torium relating to bills of exchange other than cheques or billfi on demand. There will be no further extension of the general moratorium in so far as it applies to (a) debts due to and by retail traders in respect of their business as such; and (b) rent. As regards other debts to which the generat moratorium applies there will be an extension of one month, i.e., from October 4th to Novem- ber 4th. This extension will be subject to the condition that the interest due under past pro- clamations is paid. On November 4th the general moratorium will come to an end as regards all debts. In reference to the decision not to extend the moratorium relating to bills of exohange it is to bo borne in mind, as announced in the Pross on the 5th inst., that arrangements have already been made by the Government under which the Bank of England will advance to acceptors where required the funds necessary to pay all approved pre-moratorium bills at maturity.
I GERMANS' PLAN. I HOW THEY AWAITED THEIR I OPPORTUNITY. The exploit-of the Gorman submarines appear as bold as it was daring (says the Harwich cor- respondent of the "Daily Post" and "Daily Chronicle."). There seenis no doubt that it was tthe result of a olcverly-constructed plan. The British ships had been taken by surprise. Of that there is no doubt. They had been pat- rolling the North Sea for days, and their pre- sence doubtless had been known to the enemy, who awaited their time and opportunity to de- liver the attack. I am told that the German submarines flotilla. which made the attack consisted of five vessels, the parent ship of whioh flew the DLItCh Bag. and which made no effort whatever to assist in saving the lives of the men who went down. This flotilla, it is said, left the Baltic in tfie gale of last week, came through tho Kiel Canal, and baaed on Borkum, from whioh place the bold and suocassful raid was made. It was near this spot reoently that German aviators were captured after being forced to desoend owing to engine trouble. Tho" Aboukir" was the first attacked. Two torpedoes were discharged, and both were suc- cessful in reaching their mark, for the big ship heeled over And sank in six or seven minutes. Some of the crew, who had been on the second watch, had turned in, and these poor fellows must have been killed outright. One blue- jacket stated that only forty-eighft souk of the ship's complement of some 600 survived. After the submarines had done their work, war- ships of all kinds hurried to the scene, and the German submarines, or such as remained, doubt- less realised that things were becoming too warm, for they made off. H.M.S. "Lowestoft," so I am informed, saw two of the enemy, but they submerged. The "Lowestoft" steamed hard over the spot where they submerged in the hope of running them down, but no more was seen of the enemy. H.M.S. steamed from here &t 29 knots for three and a half botus without finding any trace of the enemy. A survivor from the "Aboukir" told me:— "From information I have received I must say that the daring of those Germans was amazing. They must have seen us a long way off, and we oould not see them, and they came right up un- der the nose of our guns, and I believe they got a broadside smack at us with their torpedoes at a distanoo of a few hundred yards only. The "Cressy" caught sight of the submarines, and, she fired at two of them, but whether the shots got home I cannot say. They would have been big enough to shift anything that they hit." ONLY ONE SUBMARINE? I A message from Berlin, received in Amster- dam, announocs the safe return of the German submarine U9 to a German port. It is stated that this was the only submarine engaged, re- ports that there were five of them being false.
LIEUT. S. KIRBY JONES. I News reached Abergele on Monday that Lieut. S. Kirby Jones, veterinary officer in charge of the 25th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, ha.d been wounded jn battle on the 15th instant. On Tuesday the sad intelligence oame that lie bad succumbed to his wounds. Lieutenant Kirby Jones served a four years' appmiitiowiip witit- Mr It. S. Rowlands, M.H.C.V.S., The Laurels, Pensara.
MR. JULIAN A. SOAMES. J Mr Julian A. Soames, of the 5th Dragoon Guards, fourth eon of Mr F. W. Soames. of Bryn Estyn, Wrexham, who was wounded in action at Compiegne. was in several tight corn- ers. A colleague, writing of them, says:—Just before daybreak on the 1st or 2nd of September, his squadron were caught with their saddles off, the caiemy under cover of mist having got close up. Ho had to ride bare- back and clear out-ho was twice hit, both flesh wounds, in the left bioep, which healed in three days. Another bullet, etruck him in the rear part of the scalp, and oamet out about 11 inches towards the top of the head. He arrived at St. Nazare, and was sent to a temporary hospital with 120 others, who, the medioal officer thougdit. would be fit for the front in throe weeks* time. He tod me that he was quite all right, except that his head ached occasionally.
THE WAR AT SEA. I HOLYHEAD SEAMAN KILLED IN ACTION. The British auxiliary cruiser Carmania" (Captain Noel Grant, R.N.) went into action on the 14th inst. off the east ooaat of South America with a German armed cruiser, and after an action, which lasted one hour and forty-five minutes, the German vessel capsized and sank. Of the crew of the "Carman-ia" nine men were killed, five were seriously injured, and twenty-one men rooeived slight wounds. In the official list of oasualtil-s issued by the Ad- miralty appeared among the killed the name of a Holyhead man, Riohard Edward Pierce, whose name appears in the list as "Richard Pieroe. The sad news cast a gloom over the town, and t!ho sympathies of all go out to the widow and eight chaldron. Pieroo was a eon of the late Mr George Pieroe, 4, Llainfain, and of Mrs Pieroe, and resided at 40, Vulcan-street. He was a mem- ber of the Royal National Reserve Force, and had been .in bhe employ of the London and North-Western Railway Company for eighteen yeans, first as a member of what is known as the "shore gang," and latterly as a seaman on the a.s. "Anglia." He was 42 years of age, and was amang the first to leave Holy- head for active servioe in response to his country's oall. The distressing news was ro- ceived by the Custom House authorities on Wednesday morning, and was subsequently com- munioated to the family. A pathetic oiroumstanoe in connection w.th the sorrowful incident is revealed in the fact that Mrs Pieroe received a letter from her hus- band on Wednesday morning which had been posbed on the 2nd inst., and in which he ex- pressed the hope that he would "not be long away." At the united intercessory prayer meeting; held in the Old Tabernacle Chapel (of which de- ooaaed was a member), on Tuesday night, touch, ing reference was m?de to t.h? deceased by the Rev, W. I?)oyd Davi.œ, superintendent minister of the Welsh Wesleyan Oirouit.
BANGOR RAILWAYMAN AND I THE WAR. A SPLENDID RESPONSE. I The following employees of the London and North-Western Railway Conipany at Bangor. are I at present serving their ootintry;- ROYAL NAVY. I Thomas Butler, 24, Bolmont-street. I ROYAL ARTILLERY. I Frederick Lambert, 29, Belmont-strcet. I 3RD CITY BATTALION MANCHESTER I REGIMENT. Sidney F. Walker, Lynton, Victoria. Park, I 6TH BATTALION ROY All WELSH FUSI- I LIERS (TERRITORIALS). Arthur S. Aitken, 1. Belmont-strect; Percy R. Aitken and Wm. Francis Aitken, 3, Orme. terrace; Bertie J. Butler and Wm. A. Butler, 24, Belmont-street; Wm. Cox, 30, Albert-street; Richard Davios, 7, West End; Henry Hughes, 258, Carnarvon-road; Wm. Hughes, 17, Belmont- street; Wm. Samuel Hughes, 5, Orme-tcrraoe; G. M. Jones, 298, Carnarvon-road; Reginald Leopold Jones, 5, Claronce-street; Sam Jones, 25, Clarence-street; James Miller, 12, Dean- street; H. Stanley Parry, 3, Church-street, Tany- graiig; James Bolas Prince and J. Wilfred Prince, 3, Upper Brynowen; D. G. Roberts, 10, Union- street; Evan Henry Roberts, 89, Carnarvon- road; John Roberts and J. Thomas Roberts, 14, Belmont-street; Robert Roberts, 9, Victoria- square; Llew. Rowlands and O. PioTce Rowlands, 11, Belmont-street; Henry D, Thomas, 99, Car- narvon-road; Joseph Turnbull, 20, Clarence- street; Maurice Ward, 7, Orm-e-terraoe; Wm. Arthur Ward, 3, Belmont-street; Joseph S. War- w,ick, 9, St. Paul's-terrace; John Williams, 260. Carnarvon-road; Thomas Henry Williams and Wm. Tudor Williams, 4, Castle Hill-terrace. CARNARVONSIIIR14 (WELSH) ROYAL I GARRISON ARTILLERY. David Edwards, Victoria Vaults; Charles Griffiths, 19, Minafon; Hugh Hughes, 439, Car- narvon-road; Herbert Johnson, Tero Cregan; J. Jones, 6, Field-street; John Lewis Jones, 22, Back St. Paul's; Robert Andrew Jones, 13, West End; Wm. Tudor Jonee, 12, Brick street; David Owen Pritohafrd, 3, St. Paul's-terrace; Wm. Smith, 4, Victoria Park; D. R. Williams, 447, Carnarvon-road; J. Williams, 1, Field-street; &nd Wm. Edward Williams, 36, Union-street. DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS IMPERIAL I YEOMANRY. Hugh Caulfield, 6, Britannia-street; William Davies, 65, Hill-street; Hugh Edwards, 34, Fountain-street; H. Jones, 8, Field-street; Thos. E. Lovibond, 68, Caellepa; Oswald Charles Morris, 15, West End; J. Owen, 41, James-street; Henry Parry, 6, Watorloo-strect; Edward Rioe, 81, Carnarvon-road; Geo. W. Richardson and Samuel C. Richardson, 55, Dean-street; Sergt. JaB. Smit 26, Waterloo-street; Joe. Thomas, 6, Dafarn Ncwydd; Richard Thomas, 29, Vron. ￼ Grey "'iUiams, 11, Minafon. Bqu&re; Grey Wilil"arns, 11, Minafon. SOUTH WALES BORDLKLltb I John Alfred Davies, 20, Well street; 1. Jones, I 55, Hill-street.
Williams, Ty''Il Gae, Llanfair P.G., who was serving on the "Carmania" in her sucoessful en- gagement with the German armed merchant cruiser off the East Coast of South Africa, is safe. Captain E. P. Brooke, of Conway, the honorary secretary of the Carnarvonshire Golf Club, has offered his services to the War Office, and has been accepted. He has been promoted to the rank of major and attached to the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. Ilia daughter is the ex-Wcbh lady golf champion of Wales. The employees in Penrhyn Castle gardens have set an example in patriotism whioh deserves emulation. Six of them have joined Lord Kitchener's Army. Thos. Drew, Wm. Warren, Sam Tunley and Riohard Ford have joined a force in Liverpool; Llowelyn Handle, the medical staff at Aldershot; and Hugh Hughes, the UCFl Welsh Fusiliers at Wrexham. It is doubtful whether there are many. if any, churches or chapels in the diooeee of Bangor with the record which St. Mary's Church, Bangor, holds. Up to Wednesday no fewer than sixty members of the congregation were serving their country in the Army and Navy. From twelve to fifteen members of Tabernacle Methodist Chapel, Bangor, have joined the Ter- ritorials, the Officers' Training Corps, etc. Seven members of P-endref Congregational Chapel, Bangor, have also joined the forces. Mr Glyn Roberts, son of Sir John and Lady Roberts, Plas Llanwnda, Carnarvon, has re- oeivod a commission in the 6th R. W.F. (Terri- torials). The Lord-Lieutenamt of Anglesey (Sir Richard Williams-Bvtlkeley, Bart.) haa this week sent an- other instalment of JBaOOO to the Prince of Wales's National Relief Fund, from the county of Anglesey. On Friday Professor Arnold, of Bangor, ad- dressed a meeting at Barmouth in favour of the movement for the formation of a Welsh Univer- sity Battalion. It was deoided to support the movement, and a committee was appointed to take charge of the district from Harlech to Doi- geiley and Oozris.