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MACEDONIAN I PROGRESS MARKED ALLIED GAINS I BUSSIANS AND FRENCH CO-OPERATE I AGAINST THE BULGARIANS MINE ENTERPRISE IN THE WESI I TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. I The following tel'Sgiapfiio «-■ .ip&t-cb issued from Unrasn ters in France at 1.30 p.m.:— .South of the Ancre the enemy at- tacked one of our outposts to the east of Courcelette. iWe biew mines last night north of Neuve Chapelle and north of Hul- loch. Much damage was done to the works. The enemy's urenches were raided at several points north of the battlefront. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. I On the Somme front there were lively artillery actions in the course of the night in different sectors to the north and south of the river.- On the right bank of the Meuse we easily repulsed a German attack on our works to the east of Vaux Chapitre Wood. The artillery duel continues intense in the Douamont, Fleury, Vaux, Chapiire sector. ARMY OF THE EAST. I On the. left bank of the Struma the British, continuing their raids, made a successful attack on Jani- nah, to the north of Lake Tehinof. A French detachment, operating cn their right, captured a trench with the bayonet, and took some prisoners. From Lake Doaran to the Vardar our artillery was very active. An energetic bombardment of Doi- ran caused a conflagration. On ou rleft wing our progress con- tinues all along the line. in the region of Brod the Serbian troops have reached the frontier erest to the north of Krusograd. fCo the north-west of Florina the French infantry captured the first house of Petorak after a lively combat. ATirl mn-clc co-no flight advance to the north of F' 5To the wests of the town tbu Bui eiacs carried by assault Bill 916, which was strongly organised by the enemy. Ill this region a Bulgarian counter- attack, checked by our artillery fire, was driven back with the bayonet by the Franco-Russian troops. IP-o the south-west of Florina a Frenc reconnoitring detachment engaged in the region to the south of Tresta Lake in a lively engage.. ment with same Bulgarian ele- ment who had. come from Bik- lista. AVIATION. I Some enemy aeroplanes yesterday, after 8.30 p.m., dropped about 10 bombs on the region of Luneville. A woman was slightly injured. Them aterial damage was insigni- ficant. During yesterday an enemy aero- plane, attacked by one of ours, fell in a disabled condition to the north of Niserey. Three other machines, badly hit, were com- pelled to alight. During the night of the 24th and 25th, one of our aeroplanes dropped 19 shells on the village and railway station of Deriscard. During the same night seven of our aeroplanes dropped 50 shells of 120 milimetre calibre on the fort- ress of Thionville and on the rail- way station of Autumn-le-Ronan. A fire was seen at Rombach aftar the bombardment.
TO-DAY-'S RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. 1, Petrograd, Monday. Wester nCaucasian Front.-There is nothing of importance to report. —Wireless Press.
HONOURING BOY HERO. Swansea Naval Brigade and Dead V.C. 's Memory. 1 On Sunday the boys of the Swansea Naval Brigade held a parade in honour of Jack Cornwell ,V.C., the boy hero- of c the Jutland Battle. Over? 1M strong of the brigade, under the command of Com- paodore Lieut. John Hoddens, R.N .R., marched with their naval 9-pounder gun through the principal streets. The Com- modore afterwards addressed a few ap- propriate words to the boys.
Patrick Cahill (42), was knocked down by a taxi-cab in Weath-road, Swansea, on Saturday, sustaining injuries to the leg. 1 P r a Sundav F*tit>grad, Sunday.—The Ministry of III Agriculture has issued regulations fixing 1 the prioe of cereals throughout the J Empire. ] Samuel John Roe (55), of Arthur-street, < Swansea, a Worker at the Phcenis Works, ] Swansea, dropped dead at the latter place] on Saturday. ] Clifford John Verdun Summers, the five- months-old child of Mr. and Mns. Sum- t Hers, of Mvsvdd-road, Landore, was found < dead in bed on Saturday. Lieut. J. W. Lewis, Welsh Guards, 67, C-adogan-place, S.W., and Llwvdcoed, ] Glamorgan, who was kill-ed in action, and. 1 who tliroe times contested the Cleveland f division of Yorkshire, left estate of the 1 groas WIlueof £ 128-053, « I J „
A HOPELESS QUEST. —————— a Germany's Final Bid for Mediation. New York. Sunday (received Monday).- The final effort by Germany to persuade President Wilson to offer mediation to end the war will shortly be undertaken by German and German-American influences, according to the Tribune," which strongly urges Mr. Wilson not to allow the Germans to fool him into acting as their agent in a hopeless quest. The ap- proach of the collapse of the German fight in Europe," it writes, is patent. The war has been lost on the baitlefiekl. It is only a (question of time until the Germans are completely and decisively beaten on all fronts."—" Times War Telegram, per Press Association ^Copy- right).
GERMANY'S PROTEST. Pious Complaint Regarding Our Tanks.5* Geneva, Salturd:ay.-It is understood that the German Government proposes to lodge a. compla-int with the International Red Cross Society here against the use of so-called tanks" as being contrary to the recognised methods of civilised war- fare.—Exchange.
DEATH OF AN EARL. The Press Association announce the death of the Earl of Essex. The deceased peer was born in 1857. He was the seventh earl, succeeding to the title on the death of his grandfather, in 1892.
WASTE IN SHELL-MAKI". Insbmd of fighting the enemy with silver bullets we have been making golden shells," said Dr. J. E. Stead at the Iron and Steel Institute on Saturday. We have been serving destruction on gold plates when pewter would do perfectly well." At the beginning of the war, he said, it was alleged that if the percentages of sul- phur and phorphorus in shells were raised they would be liable to break up in the guns, but shells with an increased per- centage of 50 per cent. had been sent to the front, and it must be assumed that as they had not broken in the guns the (material had served its purpose.
MUNSTJONERS THANKED. Ammunition dumps were all over the place like sands on the seashore, and guns galore. How we blessed you all at home for sending the stuff-" writes an officer at the front. How we gloated when we saw the trenches blown out of recognition! So well was the secret kept that even the ammunition column or batteries did not 1,-n,cw the date of the preliminary bom- bardment. Although we made shrewd guesees and many bets, most were out of it."
EARL'S HEIR KILLED. The death of Captain the Hon. Richard Philip Stanhope is reported from the front. Born in 1885, he was the youngest son of the sixth Earl Stanhope and heir to the present earl. In 1914 he married Lady Beryl Le Poer Trench, daughter of the fifth Earl of Clancarty, and only on Wednesday an announcement appeared of the birth of a son, stillborn, to Lady Beryl Stanhope. If the child had lived he would have been next heir to the earldom. In to-day's casualty list the name of Captain Sir Henry Guy Trentham Butlin, Cambridgeshire Regiment, appears among the wounded and -missing. He is the sec- ond baronet, and was born on January 7, 1893. There is no heir.
TRIBUNAL POINTS. I When a Llangodock appellant appeared before the Carmarthenshire Appeal Tri- bunal on Saturday, he said he had been before the Medical Board at Swansea (where he was passed for sedentary work) because he thought he wuld get more fair play by going to a. strange place. The military representative (Captain Cremlyn) retorted that the Board at Car- marthenshire was perfectly fair. He must go before the Board in his own locality. The case was adjourned for a week to' enable Capt. Cremlyn to produce instruc- tions to that e ffect. VICAR'S APPEAL. 1>-1. rL- Ui- ^f T.ioj l. J j> lhe Vicar or Ldanegwad appealed for bis groom-coachman. He said he had three churches to serve, one. six mike '[ fronr, the parish church. The local t&i- biinli ?las characterised the reasons for "-woftai dismissed.
ESSEN BOMBED I AUDACIOUS RAID ON KilUPPS' CITY BfilTiSH PikPARATiOfiS I Paris, Sunday (received Monday).—The artillery duel between the Ancre and the Somm<e, says the French expert com- j mentator, has been of a violence rarely attained hitherto. We are still oniy in the preparatory phase, but the intensity of the French destructive fire preludes tit infantry attacks, which have been «o •; £ r. h.t reaneed during the last four days. This looming the Germans at- I tempted a counter-attack against ol-,s I'Abbe (Abb,,pywood) Farm, at the southern extremity of the Bouahavesnes salient. but they were pitilessly mowed down under our curtains of fire, and the attack was completely abortive. line weather favouring the prowess of our aviators, veritable battles took place during the day between opposing air aquaciirons—hatties which all elledto the advantage of the French. In tLe course of very many fights 21 German machines were brought down or put out of action, successes which magnificently supple- mented those of yesterday and .Thursday last, which were already days of glory for our war birds. Finally, special mention has to be made. among other bombarding operations. of a raid which denotes the exceptional auda- city of the pilots who accomplished it. Two aeroplanes, after traversing Belgium from one end to the other, entered German territory and flew over Essen—the most vital military centre of the Empire, re- turning safely after having accomplished in a single night a distance of 800 kilo- metres (500 miles). Imagine the bombard- ment of the celebrated industrial city of ELrupps!—Press Association War Special. (.The official week-end news from the Western Front appears on Page Six.]"
GERMAN DESPAIR. "Each Prays for Death," says Nerve-Wracked Soidier. Paris, Sunday.—Letters taken from a German prisoner testify to the terrific effects of the French bombardment. One letter, written at the beginning of the offensive, says that the first line trenches were blotted out, and dug-outs '20 feet deep were destroyed. The 63rd Infantry Regiment retruned to the rear with 200 survivors out of 1,200 men. Another letter, written on August 12th, states that com- muaication trenches five miles to the rear were destroyed, and that there were heavy losses among the troops goi»«.-io first line. The writer proceeds: It is too much for our nerves. All have headaches, and know not where to hide. Eacii prays for ,ijeai,a, top it is absolutely impossible to out long. In dug-outs we are tcfesec. xHit like rubber balls. We have been uays in tlie trenches, and no one thinks of food. Hunger is preferable to being killed when going in search of food. No water; well choked." Another, written at St. Quentin on August 20th, says: We arrived here last night, probably going on to Germany to- day. The number of wounded passes imagination. You must see to believe. If it continues another month all will be annihilated. On the Somme our losses may be estimated at 8,000 to 10,000 daily since June 21st."—" Times" War Tele- gram, per Press Association (Copyright).
MANY TRAWLERS SUNK Submarine's Rapid Work in the North Sea. About a dozen Grimsby trawlers were sunk by a submarine in the North Sea on Saturday. Among them were the Viola, the Beechwood, the Britannia, and the Weelsby. The crews of the vessels were landed at Grimsby on Sunday by the trawler Ostero. The mate of the Weelsby said that there were about fourteen trawlers altogether. About half-past two a submarine came alongside his vessel and ordered the crew to take to their boats. The commander was evidently in a hurry, for he gave the men no time to take their belongings, and they therefore lost everything. The boats from the various trawlers were picked up by the Ostero and towed to Grimsby. The Beechwood tried to get away and was hit by a shell, fortunately without causing any casualties. Another trawler, the Petrel, managed to get away.
DIED TO SAVE HIS MEN. Lieut. George Stanley Charles Baker, of Duke of Cornwall's L.I., aged 22, was killed on Saturday during bomb-throwing practice in the Isle of Wight. A live bomb, which was being thrown, accidentally fell in a trench. In an en- deavour to save his men Lieut. Baker picked it up, when it oxploded and killed him.
AUSTRALIAN COMPULSION. I e Sydney, Saturday.—The Federal Senate, after sitting for nearly twenty-seven hours, passed the second and third read- ings of the Bill for a referendum on com- pulsory service by 19 to 9, and 17 to 9 votes respectively. The voting is a surprise, inasmuch as Hie Senate consists of 31 Labourites out of 36 members. Several of the Ayes promised to oppose conscription during the public! campaign.
A TOOTH LESS" MAN-EATER." I When James Westray, travelling show- man, was fined 40s. at Luton on Saturday, for ill-treating a lioness, it was stated hy three witnesses that the animal Was prodded with a stick in order to stir her ap and make her, in the words of the advertisement, a wild beast of the for- 3st, an untameable, man-eating animal." According to an inspector of the R.S.P.C.A., the animal was old tooth- Less, decrepit ,and bow-legged."
SOLDIER M.P.'s FATHER. 1. The death of Mr. A. J. Kettle, farmer, I of St. Margaret's, County Dublin, was an- nouncted on Saturday. Over 80 years of age, he was oxio of the pioneers of the Irish Land League with Mr. Parnell and Mr. Davitt in 1880. I One of his sons, Lieut. T. M. Kettle, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, ex-M.P., wag killed in action, and his name appeared I in the official list on Satuxday-
RUSSIA'S NEW VICTORY. I 1,500 PRISONERS TAKEN ON THE UPPER SEKEirt RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. Petrograd, Sunday Afternoon.—From the Pnpct to the Rumanian frontier stub- Ix>rn fighting is proceeding at some places. Yesterday the enemy onered a strong re- eistanoe to our advance on the Upper Sereth (Galicia), in the region of Manaiuv and Harbuzov. Ail his counter-attacks were repelled by our fire, and we took 1,500 Austro-Gernian prisoners. Caucasian f ront.—As the result of the fighting in the coastal region south of the little town of Eileu, our detachments made an advanoe.-VV, Lrek-ii l'r. [Saturday's communique re- ported the complete failure of German gas attacks S.W. of Lake Narotch (which is S.E. of Vilna). An advance was made on the Caucasion front S-VV. of Gunnshkhan.] GERMAN OFFICIAL. Berlin, Sunday.—The Russians have again attacked between the Sereth and the Strypa, north of Zborov. They launched live massed attacks, and, near Manajov, the enemy forced his way into our positions, but was ejected by means of a counter-attack, leaving in our hands over 700 prisoners and foul' machine guns. Further south all attacks broke down before our lines with heavy losses. In the Carpathians, between Ludova and Baba Ludova, and also on the eastern slope of the Cimbrosiava, we made pm attack and recaptured portions of the posi- tion we lost in former fighting. North-east of Karlibaba dseperate fight- ing is in progress.—Wireless Press.
THE PERFECT MAN. Rev. Campbell Morgan's I Sermon at Swansea. j Preaching at Walter-road Church, Swansea, on Sunday evening- to a crowded congregation, which filled the church long I before the hour of service, the Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, D.R., said Jesus Christ was not sent into the world with a view to giving fallen man another chance; he came to seek and to save those who were lost. Referring to the text, "Be ye perfect," h? said the much-used phrase, "The sur- vival of the fittest" was intended to indi- cate the meaning and the issue of the struggle for existence which was going on everyw here, in every realm. of life. Man in his ransomed state was not made up of spiritual derelicts, moral failures and cripples, but the fittest was presented to God as faultless; in fact perfect. He emphasised that we had been growing more and more altruistic during the last generation. In the grind of the wheels of progre&s, struggling, labouring towards a higher order, men were flung out upon the vorM's RCTap heap. No one knew it,?Q?? raalMed it, bctt&y ?h<m the emplo?eM themselves, who onl? employed the fittest. And that law would operate far more powerfully to-morrow than it did yester- day. It was the fit man they were in search of. All that was part of the Divine law. God meant man t? be perfect. He made no excuse for unfitness, and the goal to- wards which He was moving was always the perfecting of the individual No sys- tem of man would ever attain to the work- ing out of the perfect being God intended him. to be. Jesus Christ revealed what God intended man to be when, during the pre-creation period he said, "Let us make man in our own image.
A BEDROOM TRAGEDY. I Petrograd, Sunday.—A telegram from Sotchy, in the Caucasus, «ays an armed Circassian attacked the famous singer, M. Chaliapine, in his bedroom during the night, presumably for the purpose of rob- bery. M. Chaliapine killed this assailant with his revolver.
MA,NNESMANN'S NEW BOARD. We are officially informed that the board of this company has been reconstituted, and the directors are now as follows:- Richard S. Guinness (chairman). Sir Robert Balfour, Bart., M.P., Sir Hugh Bell, Bart., G. Hethev (managing director). Mr. Hugh W. Dunn will continue to act as I' secretary of the company. -_u_ -0
SWANSEA HEROES. I Sergt. Jarvis Jones, a Swansea draper, writing to his wife, stntp: U You will be pleased to know that I ha.d the Military Medal awarded me on Sunday, Sept. 17, for work in Mainetz Wood. Serfrt. Buse and Pte. Dyer have also been awarded it. The Brigadier-General pinned the ribbon on Sergt. Base and myself on Sunday even- ing. Pte. Dyer had frone home on leave, and is at his home 48, Compass-street, Manselton, Swansea, now. The three of us are in D' Comapny."
THE MACRWORTH CAFE. I Miss Gwen Lawson, the well-known Swansea contralto, was presented on Saturday night with a silver oake basket by the members of the Sunny Spain Com- pany at the Mackworth Cafe on the occa- sion of her departure for London. Mr. J. Clement, musical director, made the pre- sentation, and referred in glowing terms to the excellent services Madame Lawson had rendered to the Mack worth Concert Party and other parties in the town. The recipient appropriately responded. The revue Sunny Spain concluded a re- markably successful nine weeks' run at Mack-worth Cafe., Swansea, on Saturday evening Another excellent concert party, which has createrl such a fine impression at Car- diff, has been booked for this week.
"STOP THIS WEDDING. i On Saturday, at the Parish Church of Grooy, County Durham, a dramatic inter- ruption occurred during a wedding solem- nised by the rector. The parties were a young colliery carter and a young woman who assists in a local house of entertainment. The interrup- ter, who was the bride's mother, rushed up to the altar rails j ust as the bride- groom had placed the ring on the bride's finger. The mother shouted: "Stop this wedding." On finding that she was too late she commenced to strike both her daughter and her husband, and she had to be taken from the church in an ex- hausted condition. It is stated that the bride's mother had decided objections to the marriage which, to ensure little publicity as possible, was W«1 hy special licease, l
DISTRESSING LOCAL TRAGEDY POXTABDULAiS SENSATION Mei?Me??f?QSRAs A double tragedy, presenting features of an unusually distressing nature, was enacted at i'ontaiduiais on Sunday. it appears that Mrs. David vv illiams, of Lynwood, Swansea-road, had been during tne last lortmgh.: sintering ironi a nervous breakdown. As a r aie, she was a lady of the cheeriest disposition. On Saturday, accompanied by her husband and a couple of trlends, she went for a motor trip to Langlaud Bay, and was seuinuigiy m tho beet ot spirits on her return, i On Sunday moving Mr. Williams, who is a weil known business man, being a partner in the him of- Messrs. Barrop Benson, and Co., iron i-Guilders, Pontarduiais, got up about seven' o clocR:, and prepared a cup of tea for his wife. Subsequently, he returned to bed, and remained there for a couple of hours, iiis wife at that time was apparently ail rignt. He left her a second ume to pre- pare breakfast, and was away about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, cooking some fish. A TERRIBLE SIGHT. On his return to the bedroom a terrible sight conii-onue-d iiim. On the lioor, in a' pool of blood, was nis twenty months' old daugnter, and the body of his wile lay. across her. Both were dead, with terrible, gashes in the throat. Enquiries made by a Leader repre- sentative at Pontarduiais on Monday morning disclosed facts that the family were amongst the most respected in the district. The police report states that Sergt. Watkins and P.C. Jones were called tu the house at 10.20 on Suftday morning. The orlicers were shown into the bedroom and on the floor they saw the "bodies of Mrs. Williams, whose age is given as 38, and the child or a year and eight months, named Mildred Mary Williams. The child was pttired in its nightdress, and the mother was fuiiy dressed, but her clothes had been put on over her bed attire.1 The child f as lying on its back, and the mother lay across with arms extended, slightly on her left side and close to the rignt hand was a black-handled razor, which bore evidence of the dread use to which it had been put. In Mrs. Wil- liams's throat was a terrible gash, a#id the child's had been cut in the same region in three places. both had been dead for some time. Dr. D. J. Williams had been called pre- viously, but he could, of course, only pro- nounce life to be extinct. Mrs. Williams was the mother of three children, the sur- viving toeing two girls, aged about 10 and 14 years respectively. Mrs. Williams had, judging by appearances, gone to the child- ren's bedroom and letciied little Mildred Mfify, having previously dressed for tile purpose. HEARD NO SOUNDS. Mr. Williams was, as stated, down- stairs cooking at the time, and it is re- markable that he heard no eounds which would indicate that a terrible tragedy wa.s taking place 'upstairs. What ho did hear, however, was one of the other child- ren shouting to the eifect that her mother was dressing and that for that reason it would not be necessary for him to bring the breakfast upstairs. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Williams and family in their painfully sad bereave- ment, fur tney were so well-known, and so highly respected in the district. Mr. Williams is a churchwarden, and an officer of the Pontardulais Platoon of the V.T.C. The inquest will take place on 'Tuesday morning at 10.30.
MISPLACED KINDNESS. When John Williams, a private in a Welsh regiment, was brought up at Neath on Monday, charged with being an absen- tee, Chief Constable Higgins said he had out of kindness allowed defendant to catch the first train to Cardiff. He left the stati-qn, but went astray. He was again arrested, and he (witness) gave him another opportunity, and saw him off. De- fendant left the train up the line, and a third arres tensued. .Accused, who had his left arm in a sling, said he asked for a pass and was refused. The Magistrates' Clerk: And you took French leave.—Remanded for an escort.
WAR LOANS. Contrasts in Canada and Germany. Ottawa, Sunday.—The Minister of Finance to-day officially announced that the second Canadian War Loan of one hundred million dollars has been over- subscribed by more than eighty millions. Ninety-five per cent. of the subscriptions are Candian. Th^. subscribers number about thirty thousand, distributed throughout the Dominion. Amsterdam, Monday.—The "Cologne Gazette," urging the necessity of a big result from the fifth German War Loan, complains thnt small amounts are not coming in. The paper says farmers fear the ever-increasing costs of war will reduce the German Empire to financial bank- ruptcy.
BRITISH ACHIEVEMENTS, j Views of French Military Writer. r M d 'f' U T I H 1 Paris, Monday.—The Journal pub- lishes to-day an article entitled, The Battle of the Sommo," b yColonel Feyler, emphasising the importance of the Brit- ish achievements. According to the!! writer these operations on the Somme in the middle of September prove that the British Army, in its turn, has turned to good account the. lessons taught by the war. The realisation of this has had suffi- ei-enteff-ect, in Germany to produce a cLg- nificant silence on the subject in their official communique. These communique.s, Col. Feyler remarks, may admit partial failure in the face of French troops, but it has always been one of the standing" dogmas instilled into tlie German pub/ io by the Headquarters Sliaff of their army, that the British forces were numerous but inefficient. How are they to explain now a retirement of German soldiers before their attack? Outside Germany the event will continue to be found worthy of at- tention. The extension of the British front at the beginning of the Battle of Verdun had been similarly notd. Now ? it is seen how, taught by their experience on that occasion, the British have learnt how to drive back the German first lines. The two events thus considered together lD. out new perspectives. i <
TO-DAY'S WAR RESUMEI Leader" Office, 4.50 p.m. It ia officially confirmed that tfro Zeppelins were brought down during Saturday night—bo>th in Essex. In one case the crew perished, the airship being brought down in flames. In the other case the crew of 22 were taken in custody by a special constable. The Allied aviators have scored greatly during the week-end. In the course of veritable battles" in the air 21 Ger- man machines were brought down. The latest achievement, however, is the bom- bardment of Essen (the principal site of the great Krupp Works) by two French machines. The intrepid raiders travelled 500 miles in one night. The Ilussians have made a new step for- ward on the Upper Sereth, and taken 1,500 prisoners. British monitors and destroyers have bom- barded the Belgian coast. An air raid on Zeebrugge has also been carried out. British troops in the Balkans have crossed the Struma. The Bulgarians on the Kaymaktchalan plateau have been thrust back by the Serbians. It is stated that the German Government will protest against the use of our H tanks" as contrary to recognised methods of civilised warfare.
GUARDING THE PALACE I 6,000 MEN AROUND THE GREEK KING'S I QUARTERS. Rome, Monday.—A garrison of 6,000-men is guarding the Royal Greek Paicj.e at Kacoi, where the King of Greece is ill eon- hiiu-iuont.- Wireless GREEK COURT ALARMED. I i-ans, Sunday.—ine 'Jiicho de Faris" I learns that the Greek Court and its en- tourage are attempting to set up organised resistance in face of the growing animosity of the public. Not only have trenches been dug all round the Royal Palace at Tatoi, but all preparations have been made for flight into the interior if the chateau could not be held.—Reuter.
BERLIN'S ADMISSION. I Loss of Two Zeppelins Acknowledged. I A Reuter's message states that a Berlin I official report admits the loss of two i Zeppelins.
60 YEARS A TEACHER. I Death of Popular Morriston I Schoolmaster. I' We have to record the death of Mr. j Thomas Madge, the well-known and much respected schoolmaster of. Morriston. Mr. Madge, who was 80 years old, and had I suffered a long illness, died on Saturday evening. He had been for about 60 years in the teaching profession, but retired 8 years ago. He was successively head- master of Cadoxton (Neath), Pentyrch, ,CardiN, and Pentrepoeth (Morriston). The funeral takes places on Wednesday, leaving St. David's Church at 3.30 for Morriston Cemetery, and will be attended by men only..
OFF BELGIAN COAST. I I British Monitors and De- i stroyers in Action. t. Flushing, Sunday.—A British squadron composed of monitors and destroyers to- day bombarded the Belgian coast between the Heyst and Bruges. Sounds of heavy gun-firing were audible here all dav. ZEEBRUGGE BOMBED. I Amsterdam, Monday.—According to the Telegraaf," Zeebrugge was bombarded by Allied airmen yesterday. There has been very great artillery activity on the Dixmude-Nieuport front since Saturday.— Press Association War Special.
GREEK CRISIS. I Revolutionary Movement in I Crete. Salonika, Sunday.—The steamer Syria, with two thousand Cretan volunteers for the national movement, arrived here to- day. The reports of the Cretan rising are attracting considerable attention, though the object of the movement is at present unknown.-Reuter. Athens, Sunday.—The situation in Crete is growing serious. An armed mass meet- in 9 was h?ld to-day at Canea. Communi- cation is cut between the anb-Venizeli6ts at Canea and their partisans in the island. SUCCESS OF THE INSURRECTION. Athens, Monday.—The Cretan insurgent forces, numbering 30,000, fully armed, are in complete control of the island. Canea, Heraclion, and other towns, are in their possession. It is not disputed that the Greek authorities have been forced to turn over all Government buildings to those leading the separatist movement. The insurrection is considered to have been succepsfully completed. Of King Constantir, Cret an bodyguard, only 11 members remain loyal, the others having been disbanded.
COAL SHIPMENTS TO FRANCE I I The Secretary of the Supply of Coal to France (Swansea) Committee has received instructions that it ha6 been arranged that a margifi of 10 per cent., with a maximum of 200 tons, will be allowed on single cargoes or on the last shipment of a quantity. This has not been officially confirmed yet, and the privilege will not be operative until official sanction is available.
DEATH ENDS PROCEEDINGS. At Neath Police Court on Monday, it I was announced that since the adjourned summons against William Phillips, licen- see of the Swan Inn, death had taken place. The summons issued was for per- mitting the consumption pt liquor during prohihited hours. Agnes Hopkins, bar- maid, was charged with supplying the liquor, and Jno. Edwards, Neath-ioad, Britonferry, and Owen Nicholas, Vernon- place, Britonferry, were summoned for aiding ajid abetting the offence. Mr. Edward Powell explained the sad circumstances which intervened, and Ithe Bench agreed to his application and struck all the cases out.
GERMANY AND THE RAID, The Usual Mis-statements. Renter's messege says the Berlin offi- cial communique claims that bombs were dropped on London and places of military importance on the Hum'txn- and Midland counties, including Not- tingham aitd Sheffield. Keutcr learns that in addition to the fact that no, places of military importance were dajaaged, thtfe German account is full of the usual mifrrstatements. THE RAID ON ESSEN. Amsterdam, Monday.—A telegram from Bfi £ W„Of^e°.terdi>y's dale that the General in comanu at MuiisU>r reports that on Sunday, at about three p.m., several Mlé airmen appeared oft-er the submrbs of Eesen, and for al minute over the town iteeli and dropped several bombs, of which the greater part did node.mage.-l)r:s Association War Special. I » v •• I i!
ACROSS THE STRUMA I BRITISH SUCCESS IN THE BALKANS I BRITISH OFFICIAL. I Sunday.—S-truma Front: Our troops, having crossed the river in three places, occupied Yeniham, which had been set on fire, driving the enemy before them, and attacked Karadzkov Bala, where they met with strong opposition. Our artillery entirely dispersed a counter-attack from Neveljen. East of Neohori nitval and field artillery successfully bombarded the enemy, trenches. Doiran Front.—Our patrols have shown guat activity, but mist has interfered with artillery work. [Yenimah is the c" fifteen miles north-west of Lake Talunos, and ten mil-es south-west of Demirhissar.) i FRENCH OFFICIAL. Sunday.—On the left bank of the Struma the British troops attacked a strong Bulgarian detachment to the north of Kapriva and towards Lake Tahinos. From Mount Veles to the Vardar the artillery fighting has re-commenced with violence. To the east of the Cerna the Serbs have progressed to the north-west of Kajmack- alan, and taken some prisoners. On our left wing violent Bulgarian oounter-a, tacks were repulsed in the neigh- bourhood of Hill 1,550 with heavy losses to the enemy. Our troops have made a slight advance to the north-west of Florina. BULGARIANS THRUST BACK. Salonika, Sunday (received Monday).— The Bulgarians, who were still clinging to the north-western slope of tJle Kaymakt- chalan plateau, were yesterday thrust back some 300 yards, the" Serbs capturing one officer and ten men.-H Times n War Telegram (Copyright).