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AIR SUCCESSES. FINE WORK BY FRENCH AVIATORS. -1 RUSSIANS CLEAR OUT A TRENCH IN 1UEIR SECTOR. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. The following French communique was issued through the Press Bureau on Friday afternoon:— To the north of Chanlnes an enemy attempt on one of our trenches near Lihons was repulsed by rifle fire. In Champagne, in the region ci Auberive, a Russian reconnais- sance penetrated a hostile trench, L which they cleared out with gren- a des, and brought back some pris- | oners. On the right bank of the Meuse a German attack, which was pre- pared to debouch an our positions to the west of Thiaumont, was completely stopped by the violent fire of our batteries. The night was calm on the rest of the front. Aviation.-Di-iring the day of yes- terday our scouting aeroplanes en- gaged in numerous combats. TWO t German aeroplanes were brought I down in the region of the Somme, one near Brie, and the other near St. Christ. A third enemy machine, attacked by one of ours, was brought down at fcjtyral Wise, to the south of Orles (in the region of Verdun). Latterly, in the Vosges, an aviator compelled to abandon the fight, overturned on the descent. During the night of the 26th-27th, i one of our air squadrons launched projectiles of large calibre on the railway lines to the north of Genier, the railway station of Chauny, and on convoys on the march in the region of Caucy. Besides this, between Laon and Rheims our aeroplanes bombarded military establishments at Mene- ville and Lavilles-Ceurel. BRITISH OFFICIAL. General Headquarters, 10.15 p.m.—to- day there was hard infantry fighting to the north-east of Pozieres and the vicinity of Longueval and Delville Wood. North of the line Pozieres-Bazentin le Petit we succeeded last night in captur- ,jlt COO yards of an in'T^rt-iiit enemy trench which has hitherto success- fully resisted all our efforts. This morning, after intense enfilade ar- tillery fire, the enemy succeeded in regain- ing possession of the w hole trench. Our troops immediately attacked again, and have once more gained a footing in the southern end. On our right flank, after hard fighting, we have driven the enemy from the east and north-east oi Delville Wood. Heavy fighting still continues in this vicinity, including Longueval, where we have regained a portion of the northern part of the village. About 1 a.m. 'on the 26th July, a small party of the enemy entered our trenches immediately west of the Ypres-Pilken road, but were at once driven out. Further south, after an artillery pre- paration, a party of British troops raided the enemy's lines. The Germans were en- countered in front of their own wire, and sustained a loss of some 30 killed. The British infantry then forced their way into the trench, in which they found many Germans killed by our bombard- iuent. I Some good work was accomplished by the Royal Flying Corps on the. 26th in locating the enemy's batteries and newly- constructed defences. Owing to the clouds and mist our machines had to fly very low, and two of them are missing. FRENCH OFFICIAL. Pans, Thursday, 11 p.m.—There was the cistomary cannonade on the greater part of the front. A violent bombardment took place on the right bank of the Meuse, especially in the sector of Fleury, Fumin Wood, and Chenoig. About 10.45 this morning three eneiny machines dropped bombs on Crepy-en- Valois. Three women were injured and a young girl killed. WEATHER HINDERS OPERATIONS. Paris, Thursday.—The expert French I commentator writes this evening: To-day was comparatively quiet on the Somme front. at least as regards infantry opera- tions. In default of wider movements, which have been delayed by the atmos- pheric conditions, these have been con- fined to a minor engagement east of Estrees, where we gained some ground, and skirmishes in the vicinity of Soye- couxt. On the rest of the front the Germans, an their side, displayed a certain amount ')f activity yesterday evening. Their two blows, delivered as feelers, one to the north of the Aisne, and the other on Champagne, failed completely. KULTUR'S MANIFESTATION. Latest Forms of inhumanity. (" Times" War ielegrams, per Press Association.) Paris, Thursday (received Friday).—Re- ports from the French front on the Somme describe a new form of the German method of using the civil population as a screen against enemy attacks in bombarding vil- lages. The Germans have strongly forti- fied cellars with artillery and machine guns, with oement rooting. Instead of evacuating the-inhabitants of the buila- ings overhead, the Germans had forced them to remain in residence. Thus the unfortunate non-combatants are the first victims of the bombardment by the French I Great indignation hac been aroused by the reports of the methods employed by the German in evacuating the civil popu- lation of Lille. Young men and women had been selected in arbitrary fashion under the pretext of urgent agricultural (Continued at bottom of next column.) I
[SCENE !N THE HOUSEl HOW MR. awn oemeo THE SPEAKER'S AUTHORITY. "STORMY PETREL" SUSPEDED I Mr. Lawrence Ginnell, due to figure at Bow-arreet on remand the following day, was on Thursday suspended from the House of Commons after a stormy scene with the Speaker. One of the many questions with which he had strewn the order paper was ad- di,es-d to the Prime Minister, and asked whether the military authorities in Ire- land at the time of the insurrection had Government sanction, either in advance or subsequently, ior bombarding the head- quarters of the Cumanu-na-mban nurses, cutting the red crosses off their dresses, and imprisoning them as criminals; and what has been the result to Colonel Portal of his special activity in this conduct." The reply '.vfs furnished by Mr. Forster, who, denying the allegation, added that the Cuwann-na-wban was not a Red Cross Institution, that many of the women ar- rested had arms in their possession, and] that some were known to have used them. "WITHDRAW." Mr. Ginnell: In view of the hon. gentle- man's indolent, answer (Loud cries of Order!") The Speaker said he had not heard the word the hon. member used. Mr. Ginnell repeated it, amid loud cries of With- draw! The Speaker rose, but Mr. Ginnell re- mained standing. The Speaker: The hon. member must conform to the rules of the House. That is not a proper way to address a Minister. Mr. Ginnell: I ask whether Col. Portal denies the allegation in this question? The Speaker: If the bon. men)ber can- not behave himself properly I shall ask him to withdraw. Mr. Ginnell then wished to put the next question standing in his name, but the Speaker refused to call on him. "I have al ready pointed out he said, that the hon. member's language is disorderly. Mr. Ginnell continued to interrupt, and the Speaker said he would have to call upon him to withdraw. As he still refused to move, the Speaker named him, and Mr. Asquith (who was received wi4,h loud cheers) moved that he be suspended from the service of the House. "FOR HOW LONG?" Mr. Ginnell: For how long? (Laughter.) The question of the suspension was put from the chair, and there, was a fresh burst of laughter when it was round that i Mr. Ginnell hii-iiself the sole member to cry No." The motion was therefore carried. The Speaker: I must ask the hon. mem- ber to withdraw. Mr. Ginnell: I must ask question 47. The Speaker: I call upon the Serjeant- at-Arms to remove the h-on. member, in obedience to the order of the House. A Her a brief discussion with Mr. Gin- nell, the Serjeant-at-Arms came to the table and reported that the hon. member refuse;] to oVj Hie Ohlev ot the Jlou^e. The Speaker: Then I shell "Uspend the pitting of the House until suc h time as the hon. member hns withdrawn. The Sneaker then left the chair, the Mace was removed 'from the table, and severn l mem- bers, including most of the Nationalists, left the House. Whilst Mr. Ginnell remained si I ting Hie vSerjeant-ai-Arms nonroached him and had a conversation with him. Following upon this a knot of member?, who included Mr. T. Ilealv, Sir Stephen Collins, Sir W. Ryles, and Mr. Outhwaite, slathered round him and apparently joined in trying to persuade him to leave the House. Mr. Ginnell listened for a moment or two with rather obdurate countenance, and then rose and walked quietly out of the Chamber. A few cries of a Hear, hpar," were raised as he did so.
I FACTORY GUTTED. Several Lives Lost in Big London Biaze. A serious fire, which has resulted in I three deaths, occurred on Thursday after- noon at the factory of A. L. Meteorlite, Ltd., acetylene gas manufacturers, Wynd- ham-road, Camberwell cw-road. A series of explosions accompanied the fire Several persons were badly burnt, and the following were removed to hospital:— George Frimage, 44, Wyndham-road. F. Webber, 125, Ferndale-road, Brixton. William George Miche l in, 11, Neate-st. A. Nelson, 3. Pinto-plaee, Wyndham-rd. William Kempson, 15, Wyndham-road. Katherine Kempson, 15, Wyndham-road W m. Lewin, 43, Grange-road, South, Norwood. Web ber, Lewin and Katherine Kempson have since died. It is stated that Mr. Kempson, works manager, was injured in atteIllpting to rescue his daughter. The factory was completely gutted. Adjacent to the factory is Leipskxroad School, holding over 600 children. With the aid of some soldiers of the King's Royal Rifles, who were passing, the chil- dren were marched safely out without panic. The school gates were besieged by crowds of anxious mothe-rs, and the whole street was jammed with an enormous crowd. Mounted police arrived, and the crowd was soon under control. But before the arrival of an adequate folwe of police ?many persons narrowly escaped inj ury from burning baulks of timber and fall- ing masonry From the building itself flames of from 50 to 100 feet high shot up, at intervals, for over an hour.
CASEMENT'S FATE I THE SPECIAL SiTTiiiG OF THE APPEAL C?RI. CONVICT NOT REPRESENTED LONDON, Friday. The Court of Criminal Appeal, hastily convened, as announced by Mr. justice lmriing on Thursday, ill case ii was ue- bired to make an appeal on behali of the convict Ca,-yemciit, saL on Friday morning at the Royal Courts of Justice. it consisted of tiie live judges v- ho disposed of Casement's appüal-ir. Justice Dar- ling, wiio presided, Mr. Justice Bray, Mr. Jucdee A. T. Lawrence, Mr. Justice dcrutton, and Mi-. Justice Atkin. Although it was not anticipated that any application would be in fact made, the unusual circumstances under which the court assembled had created a great deal of speculation and 'interest as to the }os- j 6ible happenings. The public gallery held a numoer of people, while tJie Bar, as might be expected, followed the proceed- j ings from well-packed benches. The Attorney-General, Sir Frederick Smith, K.C., and the Solicitor-Gsneral, Sir Gtorge Cave, K.C., were early in the seats they usually occupy, but a long time after tiie court was timed to eit no one had put in an appearance on behalf of Casement. The five judges took their seats just be- fore half-past ten, and still the convicted man was still apparently unrepresented. A few minutes was spent by Mr. Justice Darling in consulting his brother judges, and during the conversation he puiied out ,tnde( l u!ie )r two a shoal of letters and anded one or two sheets around tke Bench for perusal. STATEMENT BY JUSTICE DARLING. Mr. Justice Darling said the court had i aascmbled because they were informed I some time ago by the King's Coroner that the solicitor repreeehtmg the convict Case- ment had been to him and proposed to make some application for the considera- tion of some points which were mentioned in the notice of appeal and points Serjeant Sullivan stated in court publicly he aban- doned because, having considered them carefully, he had come to the conclusion that he could not ask the court, to quash the conviction upon the grounds contained under those heads he had been arguing, The court had been in considerable doubt day to day. They could not obtain de- finite information whether it was in- tended to make application to the court or whether it was not. If it was to be made, now wu.5 the opportunity to make it. They had that day received a letter from the solicitor saying that the King's Coroner had been informed quite definitely that the solicitor for the conviee would not pro- ceed with the applicjrtion which he had mentioned as a possible application. The matter had become so public, and as people might not understand exactly what were the rights of the question, he desired to say what he said now he was saying for the whole court. I THE COURT AND SERJEANT SULLIVAN. I They were in no way surprised when Serjeant Sullivan rose and said he aban- df)n,-d po?ilt, which were taken in thy f.ojico of appeal ami which points lie 'I did n<?t go into. It wa& conveyed to the King's Coroner. That was why the judges treated the matter so seriously—that Serjeant Sullivan had no authority from those who instructed him to abandon thoso points. JUDICIAL PROCEDURE EXPLAINED. Pefevring to the reason why the Attor- ney-General was not called upon by the court to reply to Serjeant Sullivan's argu- ment, Mr. Justice Darling said he wantød to let the public. know what the procedure was. The j udges, before they met to hear I-aity appeal, read all the evidence, in the notice of appeal, and considered all the points which had been taken, and so far as they could make up their minds with- out hearing the argument, they decided whether the points were good or bad. NOTHING IN THE POINTS. The court had come to the same conc l u- sion as Sergeant Sullivan, that there was nothing in these points. Had they thought otherwise they would have called on the Attorney-General to argue them. It could hardly be alleged with anything approach- ing plausibility that Serjeant Sullivan had not authority to withdraw those points. There were present in court at the time the solicitor instructing Sergeant Sullivan and his two juniors, and it was inconceiv- able that during all the time the court was out. discussing the matter—twenty minutes—if Serjeant Sullivan had not had authorit3r to withdraw the points, the solicitor and juniors should not have been allowed to go away without the slightest intimation that these points were not withdrawn with the whole cognizance of everybody concerned for Casement. The court felt that there should be no sort ot misapprehension as to what had occurred in the case Mr. Powell, K.C., having received per- mission to make a personal explanation, Fairl he had been retained to argue in the House of Lords the points of law arising on the Edward III. Statute of Treason, if the Attorney-General's certificate could be obtained. He was retained for nothing at that court, but was present at the re- j quest ov their Lordships. Mr.. Artemus Jones, junior consel for Casement, never for one moment contemplated making the application referred to. He had learned that the proper officer of the court was informed definitely by prisoner's solicitor two days ago that the points were aban- doned. Mr. Justice Darling: This is really at- tacking the King's Coroner. Mr. Powell said he wished to attack neither the King's Coroner, who had done, everything he could, nor any officer in his department. Mr. Justice Darling added that he, Mr. Justice Bray, and Mr. Justice Scrutton were acquainted, step by step, with every communication made to the King's Coroner.
SWANSEA YOUTHS MISSING. The Swansea. Police have been notified that two youths are missing from their homes in the St. Thomas district. The two men are Theodore John Petters, of 6, Kil- vpv-torrace, and Eddy Westacot.t. of 37, M iers-street. Petters, who is 17 years of age, is 5ft. 6in. in height, has fair hair and complexion, and was wearing a grey suit with dark stripes. Eddy Westaeot<t, aged 18. is .5ft..5in. in height, has fair hair and complexion, and wore a serge suit and straw hat- He had a slight limp. It is believed he has gone to Cardiff. The boy Potters'* mother is at present lying seriously ill.
The Rev Frank Theodore Woods, vicar of Bradford, was formally elected Bishop of Peterborough hy the Dean and Chapter I of the cathedral on Thursday.
RUSSIA'S HUGE nUo?tHo nu?L 34,080 fiSEM IN TEN DAYS MANY GUNS AND MUCH MATERIAL TAKEii ON TWO FRONTS IN PURSUIT SF THE TURKS Petrograd, Thursday (received Friday) -To-night's communique says: On the western front, between July 16th and 25th, we took prisoners more than :H,Ot)() Ger- man and Austrian officers and soldiers, and captured 45 guns and 71 machine guns. On the Caucasian front, at Sapker, the Russians captured large stores of hand grenades, shells,^and cartridges. At Erzingart flnssiruis < a.pmu d iii. depot of anus and ammunition. On Tuesday i Zeppelin dropped bombs at various poi its in the Baltic, but did no damage. Tie same day an enemy sea- plane was brought down. BIG CAPTURES. Petrograd, Thursday Afternoon.— Western Front.—Last night the enemy, about a company strong, took the offen- sive in the sector south of Lake Voltchino and north of Lake Miadziol. We drove the enemy back into his trenches. In the region of tUe village of Labouzy, south-east of Baranovitchi, there were artillery tire and encounters between out- posts. An enemy party composed cf between 50 asid 60 men attempted to attack us last night near Bereznore, 12 verets north-east of Lake Vishnevskoie. which was repulsed by our fire. In the region of the Saloniovka River, on the River Boldurovka, there was fight- ing for possession of fords. Our troops made progress at several points. According to supplementary reports the total number o- prisoners captured in the fighting on the 25th amounts to 128 officers and 6,250 men, with five guns and 22 machine guns. On the Caucasus front our troops con- (tinue to pursue the retreating Turkish army. At Enr ugan we captured a depot of war material. THE GERMAN REPORT. lesterday evening the Russians unsuc- cessfully attacked our positions on the Czuara, north-west of Jagowicze. They were also bloodily repulsed west of Beres- tetchko. Apart from an outpost skirmish on the Komaika, east of Wiczy, in which the enemy suffered considerable 1008,. there were no further events to record. THE AUSTRIAN RflPORT. Viciiiia, Thursday. — Austrian official report:— West of Eeresteeliko (on the Styr) a Russian night attack was repulsed. Re- peated severe enemy attacks yesterday afternoon between Radziviloff and the l Styr collapsed with very heavy loss. On both sides of the Leshniuff road the Russians contiT>m%ti their efforts both day and night. The;, were repulsed after bitter fighting, leaving 1,000 prisoners m our hands. .North of the Prislop ridge our troops advanced and crossed the Czarny Czere- lllOSZ (in the Carpathians). Some detach- j-ments reached he opposite heights, where they repulsed enemy counter-attacks.— Reuter.
TWO YEARS AGO TO-DAY 'Anniversary of First Hostile j Move. Two years ago to-day Austria declared war against Serbia, and thereby, with the connivance of Germany, provoked the catastrophe which has devastated Europe. Events quickly followed on this de- liberate act; of aggression, and before the year closed niue nations were at each other's throats. The dates on which war was declared are as follows ó- 1914. Aug. 1.—Germany against Russia. „ 3.—Germany against France. 4.—Britain against Germany. „ 7.—Montenegro against Austria. 10.—France against Austria. „ 12.—Britain against Austria. n 2S.—Japan against Germany. Nov. 5.—Britain against Turkey. In the following May Italy came into the fray, and latei- Bulgaria was involved. The dates of these declarations are as follows:— 1915. May 23.-Tialy against Austria. Aug. 20.—Italy against Turkey. Oct. 15.—Britain against Bulgaria. 16.-Frar.X) against Bulgaria. „ 19.-Italy against Bulgaria.
"CONTROL" EXPERIMENTS. In their Carlisle experiment, said the Rev. Henry Carter, a member of the Liquor Control Board on Thursday, they were building a cinema hall and laying down a number of bowling greens.
CROPS COMMANDEERED. According to the Handelsblad," the Minister of Agriculture has informed the Burgomaster of- Amsterdam that in the iiiterestr, of feeding men and beasts, the seizure of all wheat, oats and barley jvill be neeessary. The Minister requests the officials to buy up all the corn on the fields at fixed price.s.Reuter.
GOVERNOR OF SERBIA. Amsterdam, Thursday (received Fri- day).—A Vienna telegram' to the Berliner Tageblatt" sta tes that the Emperor has appointed General Yon Rhemen military governor-general of Serbia.
MINERAL PRICE LIST. The report of Sir S. W. Rowse and Co., Ltd.. states that business in chemicals during the past month has been s low. Sulphate of copper maintains its position. Exports for the last half-year are 24.578 tons. against 50,9i)f5 tons during the first, half of 1915. In tar products, the improve- ment in pitch fs maintained, market steady, home demand good. Iron orp values ar* well maintained, and a fair business is done all round. In pig iron a fair amonlit. of business has been done latterly. Copper fell al>out; £ 13 per ton during the first part of the month, but is now firm at tlOahove the lowest. Tin declined to the extent <)f CS, but now steady. Spelter fell tl7 per ton during the first fortnight of the month, but. sud- denly recovered to the L-xtent of £15.
[ BALDWINS' CO-AHEAD BIG DEVELOPMENTS COMIKC AT PufiT TALBOT It is understood that the large develop-J mcnts previously "outlined are to take place ) at fort Talbot by Messrs. Baldwins! (limited). Two large modern blast fur- naces and 100 bye-product ovens are to be constructed, and provision is also being made for dealing with the bye-products in- all stages troin these ovens. When c om pleted this plant will turn out a matter of 4,000 tons of pig iron weekly. In connection with this scheme, further sinkings are. taking place at Messrs. Bald- wins' iiryrt Navigation Colliery, Bryn, near Port Talbot, for the supply of the necessary coa l required for use in these co ke ovens. We may mention that this is the same scheme as that arranged to be carried out by Messrs. Baldwins (limited) jusi. pr'or 1" th '-(, I¡t h; 1\ o-
I WAR PEIiSiOMS. I — j First Meeting of Swansea Rural District Committee, Alderman John Jordan, chairman of i the Glamorgan County Committee, 11a-5 been elected chairman of the Swansea Rural War Pensions Committee, the first nice ring of which was held at Swansea this week. Mr. Abraham Thomas, J.P., wa.s appointed clerk and secretary, and Mr. Frederic Edwards, J.P., of the Capital and Counties Bank, Swansea, hon. trea- surer. Mrs. C. Morgan, of the Vicarage, Pontardu lais, and Mrs. Byng Morris, members of the former Soldiers' ,and Sailors' Families' Association, were co- opted members of the committee. The Chairman paid a warm tribute to the ex- cellent work which had been carried out in the past, and spoke of the functions of tfie new organisation.
SWANSEA HOSPITAL. Charming Garden Fete at Ciyie Castle. In the charming grounds of Clyne Castle a garden fete in aid of the funds of Swan- sea Hospital was held on Thursday. Bril- liant sunshine lit up the countless blooms in the historic g. »iuds, whic-h had been kindly placed at the disposal of the hos- pital authorities by Miss Dulcie Vivian, who. by the way. is a great benefactress of the institution, and the whole scene was a glorious picture of naTural beauty and grandeur. Thousands of people were pre- sent from Swansea and district, and the colours in the dresses of the ladies, the uniforms of the Red Cross nurses, and t hose of the wounded soldiers combined to present qmte a gay, varied and animated see IH'- I ThR Swansea Police Band (under the direction of Mr Phackleford) was in at- tendance and played selections of music. The Boy Scouts and a large number of members of the V.T.C. were in attendance. Among- those to be seen in the grounds were Miss Dilkie Vivian (who made a special journey from Londoil to attend the opening ceremony), Lady Lyons, Miss Lindsay, Miss Webber, Miss Dillwyni Llewelyn, Mrs. A. F. Eden, Mrs. Charles Eden. Mr. and Mrs. Aeron Thomas, Mr. Roger Beck. Dr v E RSI F I ED A TTRACTI ONS. In the grounds also were to be seen ..I palmist tent in charge Miss Maggie Chal)- I man, a bran-tub in charge of Miss Vera Hughes, a rifle range, coker-aut shies, quoits; also a sweet stall in chasfe of Miss Scovell, matron of Swansea -Crvspital, sisted by r?veral nuises. The fruit, ieu and e-reitdi stalls were in charge of Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Devereaux, Mrs. Richard Maul in, Mrs. C. T. Ruthen and Mrs. S. Hocking During the afternoon jumping exhibi- tions were given by Lance-corporal Wood, and concerts took place under the direc- tion of Mrs. Gauntlett and Mr. D. T. Jones. Through the generosity of Mr. Gauntlett (district manager of National Telephone) the wounded soldiers from the various hospitals were entertained to tea, and the soldiers from Pare Wern Hospital were conveyed' to the grounds .ia brakes kindly placed at their disposal by Messrs. Bullin and Pike. The joint secretaries were Miss Dillwyn Llewelyn and Mrs. Aeron Thomas, and the treasurer Mr. C. C. Vivian, assisted by Mr. W. 13. Hughes, I secretary of the Swansea Hospital, each, of whom spared no effort in their endea- vour in making the fete a success. It is computed that between 3,000 and 4,000 at-1 tended, and as a result the-hospital will benefit considerably.
WOMAN'S TERRIBLE DEATH. Fall Into a Quarry at Burryport. Mrs. Dooley, who came over from Ire- land a fortnight ago to join her husband, a munition worker at Burryport, went out to gather ferns on Thursday afternoon. She fell over the precipice of Tyisha Quarry, a distance of 10ft., and was killed instantly.
I NEW STATION MASTER. In succession to Mr. E. Parry, station- master of High-street railway station, Swansea, Mr. Hemming, of Crane-street Station, Pontypool, has been appointed, and he will take up his new duties shortly. Mr. Parry, who retires on superannuation, had been in the service of the Great Wes- tern Railway Company for nearly forty- five years, the last eight of which he spent at High-street station, Swansea, He is exceeedingly popular and held in much esteem.
I BOY HERO'S FUNERAL. I Arrangements are practically completed for the public funeral on Saturday of; John Travers Cornwall, the boy hero of the Jutland battle. The procession to Manor Park Cemetery will leave the East Ham Town Hall at three o'clock. Members of the 10th Bat- talion Essex Volunteer Regiment will form guards at the town hall, at the house of the parents in Alverstone-road, and at the cemetery gates. The body will be borne on a gun car- riage and there wil] be an escort of 120 men of the Royal Naval Division from the Crystal Palace, with the band of the division. The mayor and councillors of East Ham. Sir John Bethell, M.P., about eighty of the boy hero's schoolmates from Wali,o n-r-ou(I t,li(, band of St. Nichola.s' School, and Iocnl Boy Scouts and naval cuxLet*. urilJ lm in the proces&on.
j TO-DAY S VAPI RESUMEI 'Leader" Office 4'50 p.m The Russians during ten days have cap- tured 34,000 Germans and Austrians, with 45 guns and 71 machine-guns. Hard lighting is taking place on the Sonmie front. British troops captured an important trench on the Pozieres- Brazantin line, but later lost it. Part has been again captured. German aircraft have dropped bombs on Crepy-en-Vaiois, killing a girl and in- juring three women. In consequence of the Borough Member's motion, Commander J. C. Wedgwood has been added to the Mesopotamia Commission. Mr. Walter Rocli (Pem- bruke), has been added to that to deal with the Dardanelles expedition. Lieut. J. S. Strange, the Stfunsea cricketer has been awarded the Military Cross. It is two years to-day since Austria pro- voked- the European war by declaring war on Serbia. • Britain has made her final proposal*- 'o Germany regarding the feeding 01 the f civil population of Poland.
BRIE ir-I English wheat was Is. dearer at Plymouth. w h o was sen- Charles was sen- tenced to death tor murder a.t Liverpool, has been reprieved. For the fourth time in its history, the British Association will meet in Newcastle from September 5 to September 7. A young elfct rician, Henry Howell, of King's Cross, pluckily rescued two chil- dren from drowning in the Thames. Since the war began Italian cut cameos have been in great demand among Ameri- can women. The lack of fertilisers and the presence of large numbers •.if catm-pill-irs lrive caused serious damage to the German crops. Three hundred American soldiers at Des Moines, lowi, paraded in umtress as a protest against the character of underwear supplied them. Seven of the eight members of Pitts- buig's former German band who joined the Hun navy have all been killed in action, and the eighth has been disabled. A fine of X]OO vA-cA, imposed on Charles Williams, a steward oi the Badminton I Sporting Club, Cardiff, for supplying drink after hours. Mr. Asquith presided at a fully at- tpnded meeting of the War Council held at 10. Downing-street at 11.50 on Friday I lllorning. The Press Association is informed that members of the Incorporated Society of Master Bakers have decided to increase the price of bread in London on and from j Monday next from ad. to 8id. per 4-lb. loaf. [ lather Basil Lucaci, one of the political chiefs of the Rumanian population, has been declared a traitor to the Hungarian fatherland." and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. General Joifre has conferred the Four- i age re," a special military ornaments on the uniform, on the Brigade of Marine Fusiliers, who so distinguished themselves in the Yser fighting. The "Imperial German Monitor'' pub- lishes a new list of seventy-four native of Alsace-Lorraine whose property has been seized because they failed to meet their military service obligations to Ger- many. A crowded and enthusiastic meeting was held at the Melbourne Town Hall, when a resolution was carried in favour of (jos- mg all Jiotel bars at 6 p.m. Hotels. in Aew South Wales, South Australia, and Tas- mania already close at Ais hour, 3.-I the Victorian Referendum shortly to bj taken is likely to bring about a similar result.
BATTALION DID WELL. I Swansea Officer Hero on I Their Part in the Fight. When a Leadei- representative saw Lieut J. S. Strange, M.C., he found him quite unwilling to go into details of the winning of his honour. Lieut. Strange was formerly manager of the Swansea Old Brewery, hut joined the Swansea Battalion in September, 1914, was in-the ranks for six months, and ob- tained his commission in March, 1915. 1, I went out with them, and I have been with them all the time," he said He had nothing much to say, except' that the behaviour of the men is excellent. On July 10 they had to go through a thick bit of wood rather difficult to get through, and the men behaved magnificently." Asked to say something about his own adventure when the Military Cross was won, the lieutenant positively refused to add any more details in respect of those incidents, but reverted to the later wood action. BATTALION DID WELL. All I can say is the battalion did well. They had a thick wood to go through, and they did it very well. They had to make a pretty long advance over difficult groun d, which they did in very good order, and drove the enemy out of the front trenches and took some prisoners. Then they worked their way through the wood, which was very thick, and that's all I know about it—I was wounded, and had to go back." With a flesh wound in the right arm, Lieut. Strange was in hospital for a week, and is now en sick leave for the time be- ing. The wound has almost healed, and Lieut. Strange hopes soon to be all right again. He had nothing more to add. We see so little of it. Our view is very limited; we cannot tell what is go- ing on with the others," he said. We cannot know very much; we just get to- gether a few men and advance, that's all." Questioned as to the prospects of the offensive, the lieutenant replied: "We knew as much as you do. We don't know of the things going on any more than you do. No doubt our men are better men than the Germans—better fighters when they come to close quarters
GERMAN DESERTER'S STORY. Amsterdam, Frid-ay.-Thp "Nienwo Rotterdamsc-he Courant learns that on Thursday a. German officer belonging to the Medical Corps who had deserted ar. rived at Gennep. He states that his father and mother and his wife and chil- dren lived in France where he himself had served as airman in the Legion Estrange^ but as he was of German origin he was expelled at the beginning of the war. He said he could not conform to German ser- vice. regulations, and complained of in- sufficient food. A
BRITISH OFFICIAL. Delville Wood All Ours. To-day s British official says:— After severe fighting our troops ba ve driven the 5tli Branden burg Division from their remaining positions in JJ h i lie Wood, capturing 3 officers and 158 men. The whole of the wood is now in our liandb, and two German counter-attacks have been 1 vat en oft' with heavy loss to the enemy. We have made further pro- gress in Longneval Village and near Pozieres, taking 48 wounded prisoners in the hftter area. The Germans succeeded in entering our line near Xcuve Chapelle, but were driven out. Xortb-east of Souchez aod several other points our <atii]ery shelled the enemy's front line and eommunica- non trenches. THE BANK HOLIDAYS, King at Priry Council to-day Bignedf proclamation abrogating the Bank Holi. da>> fixed for August -th and 8th. Pro- vision is made for fcubetitute liolidajw, bin no dates have been fixed. Procla- i-n was alao feigned prohibiting 1m" portation of opium afid cocaine. WINDSOR MEETING. 1 30—Clarilaw (9-2) 1, The Speaker (7-2) 2. All Silk (100-7) 3.—24 ran. 2.0—Royal Bucks (1M) 1. Melkarth (10-f 2. South Parade (25-1) 3.-27 ran. I,t —Blackadder 1, Jack Aanandale 2f f lomatie 3.—10 ran. i ueonb Lancer 1, Morris Dancer S, Lady Eandy 3.—24 ran. vi —Iron Duke 1, Black Walnut 2, Itiali Brigade 3.-22 ran.
or other work, and sent into country dis- tricts. These wholesale evacuations take place at all hours of the day and night, often at an hour's notice. Troops are drawn in cordons round certain quarters, the inhabitants of which are ordered to remain outside the doors of their houses with their papers of identification in their hand. Officers then pass through the groups making selections. To prevent pos- sible demonstrations, machine guns are held in readiness. The march to the station is made to the accompaniment of military bands. It would appear that in selecting the authorities have the special object of i i,, locating- families, disrupting homes, and, generally speaking, spreading consterna- tion among the population. BELGIAN OFFICIAL. Havre, Thursday (received Friday).— An official Belgian communique issued to- day says that on the Belgian front there wa/i weak artillery activity in the sectors of Dixmude and Steer&traete.—Press Association*