rhe Cambria Daily Leader" gives later news than any paper published in this dis- trict.
> CASTLE CINEMA (Adjouuaf Leader Offiee). Mon., Tint, and Wed., IM to 1U5. THE TURN OF THE ROAD, An Uncommonly Thrilling and Attractive Vitagraph Blue Ribbon Drama, in Poor Parts.
CONSOLIDATING THE GAINS AFTER SOMME ADVANCE. FRENCH REPULSE DETERMINED ATTACKS TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. The following telegraphic dis- patch from the British Headquarters in France was issued on Monday at 1.40 p.m.:— -Last night was spent in improving the positions named yesterday, j and there were no further develop- ments of the situL1ti:J.. II As the result of local encounters we'j advanced our positions at some points on the plateau south of Bazantin Ie Petit. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. The following French official com- munique was issued through the Press Bureau on Monday after- noon :— £ o the north of the Somme yester- day at the close of the day and ;n the course of the night, the Ger- mans multiplied their counter- attacks on our positions at the Bois de Hem and on the Monacu Farm. fhe fighting was particularly violent around Monacu Farm, where the enemy succeeded for an instant in obtaining a footing. Å brilliant return to the offensive by our troops placed it again in our hands. At the Bois de Hem all the enemy at.tempt.s were repulsed by our fire. In the course of these attacks the fire of our batteries on the left bank, takmg the enemy's troops on the flank, inflicted upon them heavy losses. On the left bank of the Meuse a Ger- man attack on the slopes to the north-east of Hill 304 failed under our fire. On the right bank a small local oper- ation enabled us to progress in the region to the south-west of Fleury, and to take a score of prisoners. n enemy grenade attempt on the western part of the Bois de Vaux Chapitre was unsuccessful.
11 TOWNS WIPED OUT. Ottawa. Sunday.—Forest fires are raging \u Northern Ontario. Two large towns of fclatheson and Cochrane have been wiped "L.
ALLEGED MATRICIDE. At Liverpool on Monday, Patrick Duffy ras charged with the murder of his mother, a widow aged 56. It is alleged that in the course of a quarrel on Sun- day night Duffy cut the woman's throat with a razor. She was found lying on a door-step with a shocking gash in her :hroat, and died a quarter of an hour after being admitted to hospital. Duffy was remanded.
A PECULIAR BLUNDER. I A peculiar blunder on the part of som.e nilitary official was suggested in a case heard at North London Police Court on Saturday. George William Deshrow, a private of the Suffolk Regiment, was brought up as an absentee, having been arrested at Stoke Newington on the tele-! graphed instructions of the commanding! officer. L%sbro\v, who had been in cus-i tody since Friday afternoon, produced ;»i pass granting him leave from July 24th to1 July 29th. He was discharged, and recom-i it. ended to return to his regiment at once
TALKS WITH ROYALTY. I The King and Queen privately visited the West Ham Hospital on Saturday and spent about two hours talking to wounded soldiers. Many of the men had been in the recent fighting, and their Majesties were keenly interested in their stories. The kind of wound made by an explosive bullet was shown to the King. Their Majesties had a splendid reception botl" in the wards and while driving from the hospital. You really must not lie with the run pouring down on your head so fiercely," said Queen Alexandra to a wounded sol- dier who was lying in bed in the court- yard of the Military Hospital at E-nd-ll- street on Saturday. So she gave him ￼ o E; I ie gave hita ji,?r own parasol and finished the tour. f I,c, courtyard and hospital wards wItn mt it. A man who was very seriously ill held in his hand a great treasure, Queen Alex-' andra's own handkerchief, with which she bad wiped the sweat from I-,Is brow. He II 6aid that he felt mucE better 6ince he had the souvenir."
AUSTRIA'S NEW CRIME. I Italian Semi-Official.—The Neue Freiej PreSõ" receives from Innsbrueck news that Dr. Linzi was also taken prisoner with Cec.are Battesti, and that he was handed at Trent by Executioner Lang. and another assassination against whidll not only the Italians will revolt, but also the conscience of the whole civilised world. j Austria is satiated with blood, and to, ooinjiensate for the defeats of her armies and o ibattles lost, she kills all lic,.roesi that have the misfortune to fall into her1 hands. The victorious end of this war will nevertheless mark the dissolution of a'l empire whose history is marked with violence and crimes. The Serious Italian martyrs shall be avenged.—Exchange. DEATH PREFERABLE. I sonie Russian prisoners who have es-' caped ffoill the Austrians. who obliged them, under pain of being shot, to per-, form fortification work, and transport munitions to the first lines of Trentino,! under the fire of the Italians, have sup- j plied further details regarding the Ull-I happy lot of war prisoners in Austria.! They affirm that it is better to kill one-; eelf than to faii into the hands of the Augtiiajj^ j
PREPARING TO STRIKE THE ALLIES' WORK BEFORE THE CREA T OFFEHSiVE Few of us imagined that the great Somme offensive was undertaken without much preparation beforehand, but it is doubtful whether anybody unaccustomed with the technique of modern warfare had an idea of the vastness of these prepara- tion. Here are a few of the details of what the Allies did before a blow was struck:— Built 3,000 miles of railways to facilitate moving munitions and troops and hand- ling the wounded. Put a metal surface on all the turn- pikes. Rebuilt or strengthened every bridge and railroad. Concentrated 1,200,000 fighting men, backed by 500,000 auxiliary workmen, doctors, bridge and railway bvilclenc. Filled the w hole region with hidden guns, new British guns of the largest calibre, many of them 15-inch mortars. Installed all over the region a new tele- phone system, with concrete poles, aug- mented by a network of telegraph wires, stations, and field hospitals. Buried ammunition everywhere, to- gether with medicines and food supplies, so that, no matter where the troops moved in an emergency, they would have shells and food without the trouble and delay of ordinary modes of transportation. Concealed from the Germans the mass- ing of the Allied troops back of the front. Arranged the big guns in such way to provide concentric, fire from many guns on small areas of the German trenches. In the preliminary five-day bombard- ment the British and French army fired 1,000,000 shells over a ninety-mile front.
WAR ON TRADERS. British Ship Seized but Released. The Newcastle steamer Adams has ar- rived in the Tyne, having made her escape from the Baltic, where she had been held up since the outbreak of war. Whilst on her homeward passage she was arrested in Swedish territorial waters, in defiance of international law, by the German tor- pedo-boat Albatross, and conveyed to Swinemunde, amidst the great rejoicings of the populace. She was afterwards re-I leased. Lloyds Agency states that the British steamer Claudia has been sunk. The Norwegian schooner Mars has been sunk. SWEDEN'S PROTEST. A Saturday's message states that the George Allen, a British steamer, which, according to messages from Sweden, had been seized by a German torpedo-boat in Swedish territory and again released, go- ing aground off Lauscrona, has been re- floated and taken by salvage steamers to La Ilscrona. Swedish newspapers are furious at Ger- many for attacking and capturing British. boats in Swedish waters, and demand an immediate energetic protest in Berlin. AIR FIGHT IN NORTH SEA. Amsterdam, Saturday.—According to the Telegraaf correspondent at Breskens, fishermen returning there report that at noon yesterday they witnessed an air fight between a great number of aeroplanes over the North Sea. As far as they could see, none of the machines was brought down. Fishermen also saw a heavily laden cargo vessel being escorted to Zeebrugge by torpedo I-,oafs.-Reuter. NEUTRAL LIGHTER SUNK. Lloyd's also report that the Norwegian lighler Mary (511 tons), journeying from Fredriksstad to Hartlepool with pit-props was sunk by a submarine on July 24. DANISH BOAT RELEASED. A Copenhagen telegram states that the Danish boat Normandiet, seized by the Germans, has been relea^d, and is pro- ceeding north wards in the Sound. NAVAL BATTLE RUMOURS. Stockholm, Saturday. The Dagens Kyheter" says that a number of rumours are current that an important naval battle, east of Gothland, has taken place, but so far nothing more definite is known than that a heavy cannonade has been heard, and that a large squadron of Zep- pelins was sighted on Thursday going northwards. Four large German cruisers were seen steaming at full speed northward this afternoon from the direction of Danzig. --Reuter. ITALIAN SHIP SUNK. I Lloyd's report that the Italian steamer I Darrgolo has been sunk.
GENERAL KILLED. ) In Monday morning's list of officers killed appears the uaj-ie of Major-General j E. C. Tngouville-Williams. Born in 1861, Major-General Ingouville-Williams served with di-stinetioa in the Sudan, Nile, and South AfricanWampaigns. He had been twice mentioned in dispatcher during the present war.
AFTER EIGHTY YEARS. Messrs. James Currie and Co., ship- owners, of Leith, Hull, and Hamburg, announce the abandonment of their regular steamship seivice between Leith and Newcastle, which they have conducted for 80 years. In a circular tlisy say the Newcastle Corporation, without warning, suddenly terminated the tenancy of their berth at Newcastle .quay, offering a berth lower down the river totally unsuitable.
TOKEN OF GRATITUDE. To express the gratitude of Belgian re- fugees for the kindness shown them on landing at Folkestone, a memorial tablet has I-K-en placed in the town hall and Lady Penfold, the mayoress, presented with an album. A picture painted by Signor Franzoni and showing the refugees disembarking on the quay being received by the mayor and others is also to be placed in the town hall.
A PLUCKY WOMAN. Through some children kindling a fire on a piece of waste land near Barking a little girl, named Alice Maud Taylor, was burned to death. The mother stated in her evidence that the police told her that a little boy aged five pushed the clrfld on a little boy ar- to the lfames. Mrs. Berry, although Piadly burned in trying to save the little girl and suffering mini pain, removed a load of locwt. from her van, harnessed the horse, and drove the.d^jjig child to J.lfr>&d. 4 K- Clwd. to TIL"rd
END NOT IN SIGHT. Lord Derby, who presented prizes at Wellington College on Saturday, said it was going' to take some time to crush j German despotism. If they read in the I newspapers of success one day they must j not think the war was near the end. He could not see the end in sight at present.
SHIFTING THE BLAME. I Amsterdam, July 29.—An official tele- ( gram from Berlin says:—" Viacount Grey has replied to the appeal of the American! President to all belligerent Governments i to come to an understanding regarding! the relief of Poland. This reply is no- j thing more or lees than an attempt to i include in Great Britain's plan of istarva- tion in Germany, which is contrary to all international law, the territory occupied by Germany and Austria-Hungary. If Viscount Grey wants to shift upon Gfr- many the responsibility for the eonfw- quences which such a monstrous plan has for the population of the occupied b:rr- tories, this is a special proof of the nans- ^areat British hyDoctisy. ?'—.Beuter.
THE CENTRAL POWERS I SIGNS OF COMING SPLIT IN THE EKtMV'S CAMP NO MEN FOR BULGARIA I In commenting upon the work of the Austrian General Staff in the Trentino offensive, the "Militaer Zeitung" says:— Germany is playing a shabby game at, the expense of Austria. All plans of the offensive were made in perfect accord, and it is not correct to attribute to Austria alone the responsibility for failiire.-Wire- less Press. NO MORE MEN. Bern?, 30th July (delayed).—Having no more men wherewith to help Bulgaria, the German General sent 500 motor-cars to the Bulgarian Government. TO TKEY WANT PEACE? The German Socialist newspaper "Volks- wacht," Breslau, proposes that a refer- endum shall be taken in Germany to find out whether the German people want peace or a continuation of the war.—Exchange. ANTI-GERMAN FEELING. Notwithstanding the statement made, obviously for prudential purposes, by Count Michael Karobyi, leader of the new Hungarian Independence Party, definite information reached Berne and other neutral capitals that Count Karobyi and his followers intend to pursue within the limits possible to them an anti-German policy. Count Karobyi has long been known as a warm admirer of England and France. The number of Hungarian mem- bers of Parliament who have notified, their adherence to the new party has increased to 39.—Wireless Press. REGIMENT MASSACRED? I Reported Revolt at Kovel. I According to news from Holland, the 7th Hungarian Regiment, near Kovel, which is said to have refused to fight, have been massacred by German machine guns. Seventy-three men were immediately brought before a court-martial, and shot in the night. Austro-Hungarian soldiers, tired and indignant, complain that they are sent to fight in the most exposed points, whilst the Germans seek to save their troops. The "Militaer Zeitung" complains of German arrogance, and of the fact that, after all, German troops fighting with Austro-llungarians are in small numbers. Austria ias now descended to the level of Turkey, who cannot move without the permission of Germany.—Exchange.
ARABS' NEW VICTORY. j Turks Beaten and Garrison > Taken. Cairo, Sunday (received Monday).—An Arab foroe which was despatched to the Hedgarz coast after the fall of Jeddah has captured the town and fort of Yam bo, taking the garrison prisoners and captur- ing guns and munitions.—Press Associa- tion.
ANTHRACITE MINERS. Council and Five Per Cent. Award Protest. (BY OUR MINING CORRESPONDENT) Meetings were held in Cardiff on Mon- day of the Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation and the coetlowners' side of the Conciliation Board, in prepara- tion for Tuesday's meeting of tlH Compila- tion Board. At the former meeting Mr. James Winstone presided, and those pre- sent included Mr. T. Richards, M.P. (general cretary), Mr. A. Onions (trea- surer), the Right Hon. Wiliam Abraham (" Mabon "), M.P., Mr. John Williams, M.P., Mr. Grenfell (Western District), Mr. J. D. Morgan. Mr. J. James (Anthra- citeDistriet), and Mr. William Jenkins (Mid-Glamorgan). Messrs. J. D. Morgan and John James brought up the question of the Anthracite miners' objection to the merging clauses of Judge O'Connor's arad on the lost 5 per cent. inquiry. They asked the Council to take up the question, and in the alterna- tive to support them in introducing the matter to the coalowners, the contention of the workmen being that they should not merge 45.78 per cent. into a new standard, but that they should either have 50 per cent., like the other portions of the coalfield, or alternatively revert to the old standard in existence plior to the 1915 agreement. The Council, however, unanimously de- cided against the request. They pointed out that they must have some regard for the general agreement as well as for Judge O'Connor's award, and they parsed a reso- lution approving, as they had done before, the of the award recommending the merg- ing of 45.78 per cent. into a new slanted.
KITCHENER FUND. I The Kitchener National Memorial Fund has now reached over £ 164.000. Among the contributions received on Saturday were £1.000 from Messrs. Guinness, Son and Co., Ltd.. and £500 each from Messrs. William France, Fenwick and Co.. Ltd., and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Remittances should be sent to the Man- sion House, duly marked.
CRYSTALS IN THE PI PES., I The low pressure of gas which annoys many consumers is a by-produce of muni- tion-making. The fullest amount of benzol and other kindred substances is extracted from the gas. These substances," says a c hemical correspondent, "held in solution the napthalene in the gas, but in consequence of their extraction the napthalene is pre- cipitated and forms crystals in the pipes." All we can do," said a gas company's official, is to send our men with force pumps as rapidly as possible to blow the pipes and rid them of the accumula- tions.
A LLANDILO WILL. Mr. William Bowen Davies, of Gwaun House, Alan-road, Llandilo, Carmarthen- shire, retired county road surveyor, who died on 11th May, has left property of the gross value of £ 1,246 86. Probate of the will, dated 15th March, 1915, with a codicil of 10th March following, is granted to Thomas Lloyd Bowen-Davies, of Oak- lands, Welford, Northants, farmer; Wm. Lloyd Bowen Davies, of Orchil Hill. Ger- rards Cross, Bucks, physician; and Dd. Edward BOWCll Davies, of Ludgate Hill, London, solicitor, eons. The testator gives S52 to his housekeeprr, Mrs. Amelia George, .£15 to his son, David Edward, and the residue of the property to his daugh- ter. Mrs. Frances FAliel Harrison.
EAST COAST AIR FIGHT.! 0 British Pilot Engaged a I Zeppelin. The Secretary of the Admiralty an-! nounces that at 5.15 this morning one of i our aeroplanes pursued and attacked a Zeppelin 30 miles off the East Coast. The pilot had fired over two trays of ammunition into the Zeppelin, when lie was incapacitated by a portion of his machine gun flying off and stunning him. The Zeppelin was nowhere to be seen when the pilot recovered consciousness, and he was therefore forced to return to his station.
I HOLDING THE GAINS. Italians Repulse Monte Cimone Attacks. Saturday's Italian official says.- In the Astico Valley on the night of the 27th the enemy again attempted to sur- prise our positions on Mount Cimone. but was promptly repulsed. Notwithstanding the 'bad weather, our troops made fresh progress on Mount Col Briccon and towards the Geac, and in the Ceranan valley repulsed two counter- attacks. Sunday. On the Tonezza Plateau our infantry, after artillery preparation, attacked the enemy's lines north of Mount Cimone. The fighting was very fierce in this rough and thickly wooded country, but our troops succeeded in gaining some ground.' In the Tofana region our Alpine troops carried the Forcella Bois, and began to advance in the Travenanzes Valley.— Press Association.
THE APPAM. German Prize to be Restored to Owners.. Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday. The Federal Court has decided in favour of the British owners in the Germanfprize crew's proceedings for possession of the Appam (the 7.781-ton Eider Dempster liner cap- tured by the Moewe and taken to a United States port). The court held that the German Government lost all legal claim to the Appam and her cargo as prizes of war when the captain brought her into neutral waters with the intention of lay- ing up the vessel indefinitely. The court further decided that 31 prize vessel cannot legally be brought intb neu- tral waters without a convoy, and disposes of the question of the Hague Treaty by briefly observing that it was not applic- able, inasmuch as Great Britain had never accepted it. The decision comes as a hard blow to the German officials, who have indicated that there will probably be an appeal to the Supreme Court.—Reuter. Washington, Saturday. —The intern- ment of the German prize crew of the Appam is expected as the result of the Federal Court's decision.—Keutef.
WHOLE EMPIRE'S JOB. I Australia and the Dardanelles I Commission. Melbourne, Monday.—The Age," re- ferring tfrthe Commission of Inquiry into the Dardanelles compaign. says the joh of the whole empire i6 to win the war. We all know a military mistake was. com- mitted, but not wilfully. We are in no hurry to have the origin cleared up. The idea of asking for a commission never entered the Australian consciousness until I news was received of its apvointment.
GLAIS MINER'S MISHAP. I Whilst engaged at Moody's Graigola Colliery, Clydach, obi Saturday IDÐrning. William Thomas JOIM, aged 27, el Piis- wylfa House, Glais, was severely injured by a fall of roof. He was taken to the Swansea Hospital, where he ia progress- ing satisfactorily.
44 GARRISON DUTY AT HOME." I It is officially stated that members of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary who, after medical examination, are clas- sified for Garrison duty at home," are being granted exemption from military service provided that they are of or above the rank of sub-inspector, or hold respon- sible positions in the force, or are mar- ried and aN of or above the age of 35. <
RUHLEBEN SCANDAL. I Sir Timothy Eden writes with regard to the account of his experiences at Ruhle- ben in The Times of July 26 that the description of the food should read:— Tloge who were lucky got lOoz. of beef a week," not a day, but one day in the week. Sir Timothy adds:—" This is most important, as it shows that the camp mainly depends on parcels sent from Eng- land, containing tinned meat, bread, etc."
RISKS OF THE ROAD. I The Court of Appeal on Saturday held that a nurse who in the course of her em- ployment met with an injury by a street accident whilst cycling was not entitled to compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act unless her employment exposed her to special and abnormal risk. Reigate Education Committee appealed from an award made against them by the Redhill County Court Juldge at the in- stance of a Miss Ince. a nurse, employed by the Education Committee and by them supplied with a bicycle for visiting pur- poses.
THE WAY OF THE HUN. Christiania, Sunday.—According to the Aftenposten, the large passenger steamej- Dronning Maud, which arrived here on Friday morning from Copenhagen, was stopped by shots from some German torpedo boats five miles off Kullen. Ger- man officers boarded her, and, to the utter surprise and indignation of everybody, de- manded to ek-e the passengers' passports, with which travellers between Denmark and Norway are naturally not provided, On this being explained to them, the ofifcers in peremptory tones, amid loud protests, ordered the contents of the pas- csengers' pockets, all pocket-books, ladies' bags, visiting-cards, and letters to be pro- duced, and they also forced the passengers to writo down their names. One boy was cross-examinod in the most approved Prussian style. A little further on the captured Eskimo I was sighted sailing in the midst of a flotilla of torpedo boats, one of which was ) marked V15, en route for Germany.- 1 Jieuter. i
TO-DAY'S WAR RESUME 'Leader" Office 4.50 p.m Important. allied gains have been made on the Somme. The British have won territory and taken 250 prisoners; the French have reached the approaches of the village of Maurepas and captured the whole system of enemy trenches on a depth of from 300 to 800 metres. It is stated that before the Somme iiffmfti sive was begun the hutre preparation included building 3.000 miles of ralW ways, and strengthening of every bridge and railroad. In their newest victories the Russians have taken 40,000 prisoners. Their cap- tures in eight weeks are estimated to total URI.1)0i) men. A huge explosion of a munitions train has taken place at New Jersey. T'lere has been a nnmlter of death#, a-.a dt* damage is estimated at 15,000,000. A Germn plot is suspected. A thrilling air fight has taken place off the East Coast lyetween a Zeppelin and a British aeroplane. The Italians have held Monte Cimone against strong attacks, and have made progress.
TO-DA Y'S NEWS IN BRIEF I Small boys on Saturday unloaded a cargo of herring-barrel staves from a Nor- wegian steamer at Fraserburgh, Aberdeen- shire. During his ten days' visit to the Grand Fleet the Bishop of London addressed the officers and men in every battleship and battle cruiser. Northumberland miners will nominate Mr. Robert. Smillie and Mr. George Warne as federation representatives on the Labour Party Committee. Baron Alphonse Heyking, Russian Con- sul-General in London, has had hÎ6 gold watch, emblazoned with the Consulate arms, stolen by pickpockets. Sir Francis Douglas Blake, of Tillmoath. Park, Northumberland, was on Saturday adopted as Liberal candidate for Berwick in succession to Viscount Grey. When a rowing boat at Folkestone on Saturday capsized two Canadian privates rescued five people. The boatman, who fell overboard while changing his seat, was drowned. The Drapers' Companv has given 50 guineas to the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace, whoeerevenues are less than the working expenses, owing to the decrease in visitors' fees. Mr. Asquith and Mr. Lloyd George re-- turned to London early on Monday after- noon, and the Prime Minister was shortly afterwards visited by Mr. Bonar Law and Lord Robert Cecil. A splendid example in the matter of war savings is being set by the men of the Navy and the Army, in- vested in War Loan. ExchêqlÍernd5: and War Savings Certificates almost £ 300,000. With Gallipoli already emblazoned upon it, and bearing a space for the re- cording of further achievements, a silver shield was, with a silk Union Jack, on Saturday presented to the Austrian Forces by the Princess Royal, on behalf of the women and children' of the British Isles. The Highways "Committee of the London Council report that more than lli mil- lion passengers are carried weekly by the, Council's cars. Tens of thousands of persons use the system to reach the munition works in various parts of the areas served. 1,072 women conductors are employed. A resolution was po,-ed by the British Medical Association on Saturday pro- testing against the limitation of petrol to medical praotitionera for yofeesieMl purposes and particlsrfy Iff limitation within a given period, as practitioners require more petrol duri^jj the winter than the summer months. Sir John Dickinson at Bowtreet on Saturday, in sentencing a postman to three month,51 imprisonment in the second division for stealing a letter, said that during the past few months there had been a great increase in the number of letters stolen, and the public were losing confidence. In future dishonest ( postmen would be more severely dealt with. The memorial to be erected at the Indian crematorium on the Downs above the little village of Pateham. Brighton, will be of befitting dignity. Mr. Austen Chamber- lain, as Secretary of Stato for India, will provide a part of the cost from the it-venues of India, and an Indian member on Mr. Chamberlain's *t»ff has informed the Mayor of Brighton that he will raise a fund in India among Indians only.
TREASURES OF POMPEII. Naples. July 25.—The Italian Minister of Public Instruction yesterday visited Pompeii and was shown the recent excava- tions. One of the most recent was the house of a great personage—Trebio Valente. Its peristyle, dining-hall with table, garden and tablinum or summer- house," are intact, and on its facade, pro- tected by an enormous roof of tiles, it sji album of inscriptions. Another beautiful house has a coloured relief representing the fight between Archilles and Hector, and a splendid-%mll with grand paintings of elephants and seated figures. In another recently exca- vated house were a fine portico and tri- clinium, the mural paintingc. of which have been detached from the old walls by a new method, which preserves them on the 6pot, as if in a museum. These pic- tures represent scenes from the Iliad.
ROBBED THE DEAD. When Thomas Lockhart. 41, 1st class petty officer of the Royal Naval Divi- sion, was sentenced to three months' hard labour at East Ham Police Court on Sat- urday, for stealing property of the Secre- tary for War, Captain T. Powell, Em- barkation Staff Officer, said there wer,, 98,000 kit bags which had been shipped from the Mediterranean and were being sorted at the docks. Accused was a speci- ally selected man from his unit, sent down to assist in sorting the property, the ma j o- rity of which belonged to fallen men. A great many of the kit hags appeared to have been cut open and looted on bo&rd ship. About 30 tons of loose property waa removed from a vessel. Absolute trust was placed in Lockhart. Lockhart said that he took the articles for his own use in the service. The Bench said it was a most painful case. The accused had taken articles of Head officers and men. •
IN PARLIAMENT, A now writ was ordered lor Berwick. ENEMY SHIPS CAPTURED. Lord Robert Cecil stated that lit enemy ships were seized in British ports. 12 in French port*. !1 in Kussian tion a number oj enemy .lJp", w,"rû taken at tea, aaid Portusra; ]¡:.J.J seized 71 enemy steamers and three eauug vessels. MINERS AND HOLIDAYS, Miners representatives "11J recuiuiend io South Conciliation Enard to- morrow that whole of next week's holi- days worked subject to «.pci.il re- muneration-
THE PLIGHT OF AUSTRIA -0 6 RUSSIA'S AMAZING VICTORIES CUNS BY THE HUNDRED: PRISONERS INCLUDE TWO GENERALS I THE HAUL AT BRODY Paris, Monday.—M. Paul Eris, the correspondent of Le Journal" at Petrograd says:—The successes of the army of General Brussiloff are spr ading with stupifying rapidity along a front of 140 kilometres from the Kovel-Manivitch railway line to Brody. A most disastrous blow has been dealt the enemy during the past few days. The Austrians did not have time to take away with them enor- mous stocks of supplies which they had accumulated at Brody. ADVANCE TO THE WEST. The Russians are now continuing their advance to the west of the! town, and are making direct for Lemberg, which the enemy is seek- ing to defeat by hastily fortifying themselves on the Styr. The demoralisation of the Aus- trian troops is so great that, the new positions will not stop the Allies. At the same time General Kalevin, who has completely broken the Austro-German line south of Kise- lin on the Vladimer-Volynsk Road, is pursuing the enemy, who is re- treating right and left in great dis- order. I RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. I PETROGRAD, Sunday, 1 p.m. Western Front.—Over twelve German aeroplanes made a raid on Dvinsk, drop- ping about 40 bombs. Twelve of our machines, in spite of enemy fire, engaged the German aeroplanes and pursued them, the latter taking to flight. Cavalry Cap- tain Kosakoff, attached to the Flying Corps, overtook one of the German machines, and after a fierce encounter brought it down. We had no losses. One of our air squadrons bombarded the railway station of Yelovka, east of Baranovitchi. We brought down an enemy aeroplane and captured the enemy aviators, who belonged to the 35th Ger- man Air Detachment. The machine was burnt. On the Stokhod our troops continued to consolidate their positions on the left bank of the river. In the direction of Brody and Kovel, as well as in the region south of the Dniester, our troops continue to advance and pursue the enemy. Caucasus Front.—In the district to the west of Gumishkin the Turks took the offensive twice. They were repulsed. In the direction of Sivas and Kharput we again dislodged the Turks from a series of fortified positions 40,000 PRISONERS. Petrograd, Saturday, 7 p.m. 1 Western Front—On the Stokhod in the 1 region of Gullvitchi our elements, having built bridges, crossed to the left bank of i the river, where they are strengthening their positions. Hostile aei-oplanes flew over the region of Looguisciiin and Nanevitchi Station, where they dropped some bombs. Along the railway from Kovel to Rolistche our troops continue to advance. I The enemy is retiring beyond the river Stokhod. Numerous enemy aeroplanes flew over our lines south-west of Luzk, dropping bombs and tiring at our troops with machine guns South of the Dniester in the direction of Stanislau the enemy, pursued by our troops, retreated to a position previously organised by him. Details regarding our troops are still so incomplete that it is only possible to speak approximately of them. It is established that up to the present the troops of General Brusiloff captured yesterday (Friday) and part of to-day (Saturday) two generals, more than 651 officer6, and 32,000 soldiers, including a large number of Germans. They captured 114 guns, in- cluding 29 heavy calibre. Of this number the troops under General Letchiteky took 21 heavy German pieces and 85 machine- guns. The total number of prisoners partly includes those which General Sakbaroff's: troops took during the three days' fight- ing at Brody to the number of 216 officers, 13,569 soldiers, 9 guns, 40 machine guns, and nearly 15,000 rifles. Altogether the troops under General Sakharoff have captured between July 16t]1 and 28th, 940 officers. 39,152 soldiers, 49 guns, 17 of heavy calibre. 100 machine guns, 39 mine-throwers, 80 carte of bombs, 76 artillery lImbers. 56 machine gun car- riages. and six de.pots with artillery and engineering material. 400,000 PRISONERS? The Petrograd correspondent of the I Daily Chronicle calculates the pri- soners taken by the Russians since the onensive began eight weeks ago as some- thing approaching 400,000. The enemy's losses in killed and wounded are not to I be calculated.