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I I The Cambria Daily Leader" gives later news than any paper published in this dis- trict.
CASTLE CINEMA (Adjjoining Leader Offioe.) -Mon., Tues. and Wed., 2.30 to 10.30. THE CIRCUS OF FIRE, A Thrifling Three-Part Drama of Circus Life, I Teeming with Exciting, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Containing a Delightful Story.
PRAISE FOR THE NEW ARMY
PRAISE FOR THE NEW ARMY SIR D. HAIC'S TRIBUTE OUR TROOPS SHOWED GREAT ENDURANCE Arm RESOLUTION." NEW CAINS ON THE SOMME TO-DAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL. The following official dispatch JWas issued from British Headquar- ters in France at 11.25 a.m.:— During the night the enemy shelled heavily our battLefront south of the Ancre. JVVe consolidated the ground won yesterday morning at DescreIDont Farm, south-east of Le S-ars, and improved our position in the Thiepval area. Enemy count-er-attaeks were beaten off in the neighbourhood of Stuff Redoubt and Hessian trench. Yesterday's fighting in this sector was very severe, and our troops engaged (a division of the new army), showed great endurance and resolution. A successful raid was carried out by a London Territorial Battalion south of Neuville St. Vaast, where the enemy trenches were entered and prisoners taken. TO-DAY'S BRITISH BALKAN OFFICIAL. The General Officer Commanding the British Forces at Salonika re- ports:— On both the Struma and Doiran fronts there has been artillery and patrol activity on both sides. On the Struma front the Royal Navy shelled and dispersed an enemy column east of Nes Hori, and our Aeroplanes of the Royal Naval Air Service bombed Angista railway station. TO-DAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. On the Somme front we have made some progress with grenades to the north of Rancourt. There was an intermittent artillery duel in different sectors to the north and south of the Somme. Everywhere else the night was calm. Bad weather continues. ARMY OF THE EAST. There was an intermittent cannon- ade on some points of the front. No infantry action is reported. Our bombarding aeroplane's threw a number of projectiles on Prilet. Another of our aeroplanes bom- baided Sofia during the morning I of the 29th, and continued as far as Bucharest, where it success- fully alighted. SERBIAN COMMUNIQUE. September 29th. .There is no:.hing particular to report on the Sfrbianf ront. ———— EAST AFRICAN GAIN. Lourenco Marques, Friday (received Saturday) .-Phe Portuguese have occupied the Bay of nenasi in German East Africa. -Press Ass,ciation.
*'HANi>S OFF" WARMING
*'HANi>S OFF" WARMING America on Mr. Lloyd j George's Intimation. NEW YORK, Friday. The papers display in the most promi- nent mainer possible and under eight- column ieadlines the interview given hy Mr. Lloyd-George to the United Press Agency, in which he warned neutrals against any peace-mongering in Ger- many's behalf. Commenting on the de- claration, they fay that Americans have no thought of interfering in the war ex- I cept in sj far as their good offices for: peace might be invited by any of the chief belligerents submitting rational proposals promising permanent peace. "Great Britain." one says, "can *tand a light to finish and the general death and destruction in Europe about as weIll as any of the belligerents can." ITALIAN APPROVAL. 'I JKojae, r rid ay.—The Italian Prees and: people voice enthusiastic agreement with Mr. Lloyd George's d^clantHon. The Gorniale d' Italia describes it a the: proper reply to Germany in the light of Herr Cethmann Ilollweg's speech.—Ex- change. A DUTCH VIEW. Amsterdam, Friday .—The Elandels-! hlad." commenting on Mr. Lloyd Georg^e's! declaration, says We fear that a Cie- eire for revenge is, indeed, not an urim- not aii iiT, .iiii- portant factor among Englishmen. and we confess that that 16 not unintelligible. A people that daily sees airships throw 1 bombs on the houses of its wonwn, and! merchant ships sunk without wanlincill with all on hoard cannot judge belli- gerents with the same composure as neu-i trals. Nevertheless, statesmen should not be carried away hy such feeling, -and it IS j fIst in a statesman like Mr. Lloyd George that we still have confidence."
THANKED BY AUSTRIA.I
THANKED BY AUSTRIA. Ca pta in Francis Gilbert Jones, K. N. (retired), died on Friday at Southsea. Capt, F. G Jones was lieutenant of the Malabar during the Egyptian War. 188,: and received the Egyptian Medal and: Khedive's Bronze Star. He received the tbanks of the Austrian Government and a testimonial of a gold watch and chain with thanks from the Austro-Hungarian Lloyd Co- for towing their s.s. Medusa off a reef in the Red Sea whilst in command of H.M.S. Albacore in DecejJ)r, 1882. The I?orda Ccmmigsion?rs of the Ad- miralty also expressed thpir ?ippi-()va,?? ??.f his services. Hi: retired on pension in 1910. 1
iWAR MINISTER ROUSEDI
iWAR MINISTER ROUSEDI PROMPT REPLY TO NEWSPAPER IMPUTATION Mr. Lloyd George, in a letter to the "Morning Post," says:— I recently paid a visit to the French and British tront at the pressing invita- tion of the two distinguished commanders- in-chief. I deemed it my duty to accept this invitation, especially as it was ac- companied, in the case of Sir Douglas Haig, with an expression of the desire to discuss urgent matters of business which directly concerned the department under my control In the article to-day (Thursday) com- menting on my visit, you suggest that I had brought political influence to bear on those who are in command of our armies in the field. Mere abuse I should not notice, but this suggestion, if believed, might impair the cordial relations existing between civilians and military authorities who are co-operating for the achievement of a triumph so essential to the life of the nation. There is absolutely no foundation for any such suggestion. It is the invention of an ill-conditioned mind in search of mischief. With reference to your threat of pub- lication of what you call the facts," there is nothing connected with .my visit which 1 personally should desire to re- main unpublished. Commenting upon the foregoing, the Morning Post" says:—The Minister for War, in a letter which we publish to- day, indignantly repudiates charges which we did not make "SOMETHING GOING ON." The most sensational thing in the "Pest's" article was the following pas- sage The Army is perfectly aware of what took place during the recent visit of the War Minister to France. That particular I form of what the French call "gaffe" must not be repeated, and we may men- tion that in the case of its repetition we I shall feel it our duty to publish the facts of the occurrence. Tne London correspondent of the "Mair- chester Guardian" commentsIt should be noted that a few days ago "The Times" hact a rather less headlong criticism on the same lines, not naming Mr. Lloyd George indeed, but apparently indicating him. In that criticism, too, the sugges- tion seemed to be made of interference with the Army in its work and organisa- tion. These things do not spring up spon- taneously in editorial councils. There is something going on, and we shall hear more about it.
I FORMER ALL WHITE., -
FORMER ALL WHITE. Jim Davies Gains the M.M. and Promotion. Jim Davies, the former All White Rugby player, who went North in 1905, has been awarded the Military Medal and promoted company-sergeant-major. Tho news is sent 1)y Bergt. bar Shofford, w,ho in a letter home says that Davies, on returning to his unit after recovery at the base from a slight wound, was informed of the honours his distinguished conduct in action had gained for him. Jim Davies played a brilliant game for Swansea during their invincible season (1904-5), towards the end of which he went North. He gained his Yorkshire (N.U.) cap in 1906 and Welsh National N.U. honours the following year. He was a member of the Northern Thion team that had such a successful tour in Australia in 1010. Company-sergeant-major Davies, whose home is in Croft-street, Swansea, has been on active service, for 14 months. He was an old Volunteer, having served in the South African War. He speedily attained the rank of sergeant, and was appointed. physical instructor to the battalion to which he lwlonged. I
NEUTRAL 'STEAMER SEIZED.
NEUTRAL STEAMER SEIZED. Amsterdam, Saturday.—The Tel-e- graif publishes a telegram from Rotter- dam, dated Friday, stating that, the Nor- wegian steamer Robert Lea, of the Rotter- dam-London Line, was brought that day to Zecbrugge. The crew of 12 returned to Rotterdam. *■ _6 6_-
LEARNING RUSSIAN. I
LEARNING RUSSIAN. I Wit," t l l-l? i'll- -T With the idea of facilitating commerce Iveiwc^n Russia and England after tho war. a t" teach Russian has been opened in Duddersfield. The local branch of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday decided to raise a fund to enable advanced students to visit Russia, Mr. Charles Sykes offering to start it with £200.
INTERNED SINN FE1NERS.
INTERNED SINN FE1NERS. The Skibl>ereen Rural Council having forwarded a resolution to the Chief Sec- retary for Ireland requesting the release of local Sum Feiners interned in England. Mr. Duke has replied that he is willing to investigate any case whero cause is shown for a new inquiry, but an applies- j tion from the person concerned is an essential preliminary.
KILLED AT BOMB DRILL.
KILLED AT BOMB DRILL. Sapper Stuart Buchanan, Royal En- gineers, aged 29. belonging to Sturdy Hill. Scotland, died at Fort Pitt Army Hos- pital, Chatham, on Thursday night, from injuries received while at bomb throwing practice. He had finished his work and Was watching the practice of other men when a bomb that had fallen near him ex- ploded. He was severely wounded and died, in a few hours.
330 SHELLS: ONE CASUALTY.
330 SHELLS: ONE CASUALTY. Press Bureau, Friday, 7.45 p.m.—The Secretary of the War wince announces:— j Tigris Line.—Our aeroplanes bombed the enemy's aerodrome in tho morning of the 23rd inst., and again on the 27th, ap- j parently with good effect. Duing the evening of the 27th inst. the Turks bom- barded the Sinn area and Chabela, firing 380 shells and wounding one man. E ^jhraUx, Line.—Nothing fresh to re- port.
BREMEN'S LIFEBELT. )
BREMEN'S LIFEBELT. ) -0 Picked Up Off Portland (Maine). A Reuter's Portland (Maine) message says a lefebelt marked Bremen, has been found on the shore at Cape Elizabeth. It could not have been in the water long, and was soaked with oil. No wreckage has come ashore. An Exchange message says the belt was marked "Bremen, Wilhelmshaven." German messages, since denied, said the Bremen had arrived at a United States port.
BOMBS ON BUCHAREST.
BOMBS ON BUCHAREST. Children Killed, But No Military Damage Done. Bucharest, Tuesday (delayed).—Last night another raid was made on Bucharest by a Zeppelin with incendiary bombs. Two small hires broke out and some children were killed. At eight o'clock this morning, five Ger- ma.n Aviatik aeroplanes Hew over the capital, and dropped a score of bombs on the central quarters of the town, damaging some property, 'iiiere were a few casual- ties. No military establishment or public building was hit, but the Protestant Church was damaged. The Aviatiks dropped copies of a manifesto saying that they were avenging the bombardment of Sofia by French aviators. The raid has h,-it no effect upon the spirit of the popu- lation, who demand energetic reprisals. News from the Transylvauian front is very satisfactory, especially from the Jiul Vailey, where, after their strategic retire- ment, Rumanian troops have had a bril- liant success.
SPELTER EXTENSIONS. I - I
SPELTER EXTENSIONS. Position and Prospects at I Local Works", ￼ The extensions of works for the carry- ing on of Spelter manufacture .in the Swansea district, to which we referred to some months ago, are proceeding very satisfactorily. In at least three local works substantial additions are being made to plant and machinery, with the view of employing a considerable number cf men and women. 111 experiments re- cently conducted with new processes, the employment of women having been found possible, the difficulty of securing a suffi- cient number of hands, which was at first considered an obstacle, is regarded as being overcome. The interest in this new development of trade for the Swansea district has not merely in the prospect of capturing what has been pre-eminently a German trade, but in the Growth of Swansea as an in- dustrial centre. Spelter manufacture is a branch in re- gard to which Swansea in past times has been very backward.
INO_ R_ESTFORLIEI INO REST…
NO R EST FOR LIE NO REST FOR LIEBNECHT. I Amsterdam, Friday (received Saturday). 1 —The "Berliner Tageblatt" says a new, action has been brought against Dr. Lieb. nec-ht by a Government tribunal at Thorn for incitement to disobedience and rebel- lion.—Renter. j1
IAUSTRAI-IAN NEWS ITEMS. !
I AUSTRAI-IAN NEWS ITEMS. Melbourne, Friday (received Saturday)— The Senate has passed au Old Age Pen- | sions Bill. The House of liepresenta-tives has ad- journed. Mr. Hughes, referring to the Referen- dllID, hoped com man sense and loyalty, not.! only to Great Britain, but t« Austrata, would inspire the citizens. The Ministry was not going to deviate from the course ,it had taken. J.
WON, LOST, AND .RE-VONI
WON, LOST, AND RE-VON STIFF FISHT ON SOMME1 REDOUBT TRENCH HEAR TMtPVAl CHAifSE HANDS THREE liMES RAIN KIHDER3 OPERATIGHS BRITISH OFFICIAL. General Headquarters, France, Friday. 10 p.m.-liain fell heavily to-day, and ex- cept for intermittent shelling there was little activity on our centre and right wing on the battle front. Some slight pi ogress east of Lesboeufs, where we ocuu^kd .0;)1} yards of enemy trenches. In the Thiepval area there was heavy n?hting round the Stuff Redoubt. Having taken an important section of the Hessian trench, we were forced out of it by a counter-attack, but regained it later in the day. In this section during the past 24 hours we have taken prisoners eight officers and 521 other ranks. In spite of the weather our aeroplanes have done useful work, attacking enemy reinforcements on the move. Yesterday enemy aircraft patrolled actively behind their own lines, but showed little offensive enterprise. ¡' One enemy machine was destroyed and one of our own has not returned. FRENCH OFFICIAL. I raris, iriciay, 11 p.m.—ine day was! comparatively quiet on the whole of the front. Bad weather hindered the operations. BERLIN'S REPORT. Amsterdam, Friday.—The following offi-I cial communique was issued in Berlin to- day:- Army Group of Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria.—After the sanguinary repulse of enemy attacks on the 27th inst., the Somme battle yesterday materially de- creased in violence. A strong British at- tack between the Ancre and Courcelette was repulsed on its right wing in hand-to-! handnghtin? accompanied by the evacua-i t?on of some small portions of treinchBR:l and collapsed before our fire north-west and north of Courcelette. A weak assault failed at Eaucourt l'Abbave. THE GREAT BOMBARDMENT. I Amsterdam, i1 ridav (received Satur- day).—In a vivid description of the great Somme battle, Herr Scheuerman, war cor- respondent of the Hamburger Xachri- chten," writes last Wednesday:—For more than 70 hours many hundreds of Anglo-French batteries threw the ammu- nition stores, which America and Japan: for months past have manufactured, against us upon every yard of German trenches with the monotonous regularity* of a stone-breaker. For more than 70 hours none of the defenders were able to show a head outside their dug-outs, which! were half destroyed. During this time, I when no communication with the rear or adjoining trenches was possible, when no, hot meal could be brought up, when field bottles were empty, and unable to wet the throats which were dried from the dust caused by exploding shells, our sentinela stood on the patcli unprotected in the des- troyed trenches. After saying that the aggressors had to pay dearly for the terrain south of Cour- celette, Rancourt, L'Abbye, and west of Gueudecourt, Les Boeurs, Morval, Ran- court, and Bouchavetoes, he continued:- Yesterday, after the enemy attacks had failed in the line Martinpuich-Thiepval, we evacuated the small zone between Thiepval and Le Sars, which it :w?et, cult to maintain, so that the line now runs straight.—Press Association. LULL ONLY TEMPORARY. I Paris, Friday (received Saturdays- Writing to-night, the French expert com- mentator says:—The lull continued on the Somme front. The Allied armies are con- solidating themselves on the positions won, and are extending their progress by operations of detail, intended mainly to improve the front with a view to the early attacks for which the incessant bombard- ment is preparing. Thus the British cap- tured beyond Courcelette a fortified farm south-west of Le Sars, on the edge of the Albert-Bapaume road. On their side the French gained ground between Morval and Fregicourt, east ot Combles. As for the German communiques they are still silen t regarding our last conquests. At most they admit the abandonment ot small portions of trenches between the Ancre and Courcelette, but this excessive reserve cannot be prolonged indefinitely. BIG DUEL ON BELGIAN FRONT. Havre, Friday (recei ved Saturday).— To-day's Belgian communique sayis:- There were lively artillery actions on the Belgian front. Our batteries effectively took under their fire enemy works at Het Sas. At the end of the day there was a violent field and trench artillery duel to- wards Boesinghe. It ic, rtill in progress.— Press Association.
AN EMPEROR DEPOSED.
AN EMPEROR DEPOSED. Renter's Agency learns that ifte Emperor of Abyssinia hab been deposed at kdis Abeba.
OLD LOVE AND THE NEW. I
OLD LOVE AND THE NEW. After courting one woman for eight years, Edward Lester King married another on Tuesday. On Thursday he went to his first sweetheart's house and hanged himself from a hook in the ceiling. She was the first to discover him. At -t11e in- quest on Friday at Dudley, Worcester- shire, a verdict of suicide while of un- sound mind was returned
A PENSIONS QUESTION.I
A PENSIONS QUESTION. I Mr. J. M. Hogge, M.P. for East Edin- burgh, has received a letter from Dr. Macnamaia stating: "With reference to your question in the House on Augus 16th respecting the adoption by the Admiralty of a scale of pensions for amputations in- stituted by the Chelsea Board for the; Army, you will he glad to know that we i have not only adopted the scale, but are already applying it witli retrospective effect from the 18th May last, the date of the Chelsea Board meeting at which the new scale was adopted. This means that I we are revising all cases previously s.ettled, I and where a permanent pension had been granted men are put on higher rates as from 18th May last. In cases where a per-1 manent rate does not yet operate they will brought; oh a temjorarj pensions, at a higher rate have ceased. It will, cf coarse, take a little tim' before i nil cases are sorted out." 1
TO-DAYS WAR RESUrE
TO-DAYS WAR RESUrE Leader" Office, 4.50 p.m. Commenting on yesterday's fighting at the Stuff Redoubt, near Thiepval, Si^Doug- las Haig says the troops en,tged-a division of the New Army-showed gne$ endurance and resolution. In the heavy fighting for the Stuff Re- doubt the British took, lost and re-won an important section of the Hessian trench, in which region 529 prisoiiare were taken. Bombs dropped on Bucharest killed children and damaged property, but no military damage was done. The under-seas liner Bremen has not reached an American port, as the Ger- mans claim. On the contrary, an oil- soaked iifebeld bearing her name has been picked up off the coast of Maine. A summary of Rumania's first -aenth of war shows tnat she has won 7,00u c^^are miles of Transylvanian territory. The Greek Premier and Foreign Minister favour intervention, though other Ministers are opposed to the abandon- ment of neutrality. Lieut. Guyneruer, the famous French air- man, recently had a marvellous escape from death, his machine failling from a height of 10,000 feet. Mr. Lloyd George's interview, in which he warns off would-be peacemakers, has made a profound impression in America.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF1
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF1 Controlled establishments under the Munitions Act, having been increased by 107, now number 4,319. Engineers employed by the Metropolitan Water Board are to have an additionai war bonus of 2s. a week. For the first time since the reign of Queen Elizabeth, there will be no statute fair at Wolwyii (Herts.) Wycombe chair manufacturers have been invited by the Government to tender for 1,500 wheel-back and other armchairs. Attending the funeral of the late de- puty manager of the Newport docks yes- terday, Police-sergeant Merry died Ouiing the service. Gifts suitable for distribution in local hospitals are asked for instead of flowers for the harvest festival at St. Mary's Church, Islington. Sis William Ascroft, who was knighted in 1908 for his services to technical edu- cation, died at Preston, Lancashire, yes- terday in his 85th year. Mr. Charles Horton, of Otham, near Maidstone, who has just celebrated his 102nd birthday, is believed to be the old- est inhabitant of Kent. One of the largest telegraph and cable companies in London has taken V:100,000, worth of War Savings Certificates for its. employes all over the world. Wages of bricklayers, carpentece, joiners, and plumbers in the Chatham district have been increased to lOd. an hour, painters to Sid., and labourers to 7d. Belfast publicans have decided to in- crease the price of porter to 4d. a pint, and stout, beer, and aie on draugnt to 6d. a pint. While cycling to his home at Worthieg last night a railway van man, named John J. Fleming, came into collision with a motor omnibus and was killed. The electrified portion of the London and South-Western Railway, between Waterloo and Claygate, on the new Guild- ford section of the line, is to be opened for traffic on Monday.
AUSTRIA AND THE WAR
AUSTRIA AND THE WAR Hungarian Premier on Crops and Food Supply. Amsterdam, Saturday.—In the Hun- garian Chamber of Deputies yesterday, at the close of a debate on the extraordinary powers given to the Government for the duration of the war, Count Tisza, the Premier, referring to the extension of the franchise proposed by the minority, said it would be an unpardonable piece of wantonness to try to obtain a settlement of this most important, difficult and com- plicated question as a side issue. The change proposed would increase the num- ber of electors by GO to 70 per cent, and this system suggested had not even been tested. The Government, therefore, was not prepared for sueh a leap in the dark. Count Tisza then referred to the accusa- tion that the Government had misled the pipulation by the publication of untrue estimates of the crops. He said early in the year the quantities mentioned in the official estimates tallied with the actual prospects, but continuous bad weather affected the yield of the crops and upset all their calculations. FEEDING THE PEOPLE. Regarding the question of feeding the population, Count Tisza said he would not conceal the fact that the situation was difficult, and that the quantity of grain at hteir disposal was not sufficient to meet normal consumption; but he assured the Chamber positively that there were provisions sufficient to save the popula- tion of Austria and Hungary from want, as during two years the people had accus- tomed themselves to consume less than before the war. Count Tisza accepted the reslpon-sibility of seeing that the shortage of foodstuffs did not interfere with the fighting capa- bilities of the Monarchy. This last statement was followed by ap- plause. Continuing, he said the question of feeding the population would be made easier by self sacrifices of the population, and if quantities of foodstuffs were not bidden, greater quantities were the more available. Barley must be .mixed with the bread flower, but more difficult would be the distribution of parts. Count Tisza announced the establish- ment of a food department, in which three of the preearit departments would co-operate. The new food department would be independent of political parties, and would be assisted by a council com- posed ot experts in food questions. Count Tisza's speech was approved by the Chamber, which afterwards ad- journed until December 7.
A YOUNG COLLIER K LLED. I
A YOUNG COLLIER K LLED. Edgar Ilowells, a 17 year old collier, was killed by a fall at the Al),erpergwm Col- Iierj o-i. r-daj evening lie wus a sorf of Mr. Timothy Howells, Pare Glas, Glyn- Neatli, overman emkloved at the same colliery.
GERMANY & GREECE. Zurich, Saturday.—The Vienna Press is seeking to minimise the importance of the possibility of Greece declaring war on Bulgaria by saying that snoh a$ eventuality bus long been rech-ontd 'vH+t, and Grfwo, utider tho present c-oT'ii- tions. is unimportant from the military point 01 view, and would phy n rote iu the world world. The Nieue Freie Pros so" states that the British and French los>ee6 on the Somuie rae a*, much as three times the' strength of the. Gree"k Army. The Allios, the journal ocntinves, must feel vrry woak. to resort to such means Af assk.tas< Whoever Greece declare war or not fho Central TWe?6 are PMparecl for any- i I ■ « ■) 'i • • 'i +* • i ■■ # ¡ I I' I ■ 1 1 i i 1
LONDON'S NEW LORD MAYOR.
LONDON'S NEW LORD MAYOR. At the Guildhall on Friday, Sir William Henry Dunn was elected Lord Mayor of London in place of Sir Charles W a ke tie id. Sir William, who was horn in 1856, was Sheriff iii 1906, and was knighted on the occasion of the visits of President Fauieres and of the German Emperor to London. His daughter, Mrs. Law Smith; of the Judge of the Limerick County Court, will he the Lady Mayoress.
THE CRETAN REVOLT.
THE CRETAN REVOLT. Venizelists & Anti-Venizelists in Deadly Conflict. Athens, Thursday (delayed).—Telegrams from Canea report that the Venizelist movement is becoming general throughout. Crete. At Candia a Venizelos demonstration came into collision with the anti-Venizel- ists. Seven persons were killed and many inj ured. The Venizelists remained masters of the situation.
RUMANIA'S WAR. I I
RUMANIA'S WAR. Successful Results of a Month's Campaign. Bucharest, Wednesday.—A month has passed to-day since Rumania declared war. During that period the Rumanian Army, after a rapid advance through the Car- pathian Passes, has succeeded in occupy- ing about one-third of the whole area of Transylvania. The country is divided into 15 adminis- trative departments, or counties, with an area of nearly 22,800 square miles. Of these, four—namely, Csik, Haromszek, Kronstadt, and Fogaras—-have been en- tirely occupied, together with the greater part of Hermannstadt, half of Udvar- hely, portions of Maros-Torda. Hunyad, and Kia-sso-Szoreiiv, comprising an area of over 7.000 Fqare miles. The population of Brasso (Kronstadt), Fogaros, Her- mannstadt, and Hunyad is mainly Ru- manian, intermixed with a German min-, ority. In Udvarhely and Haromszek there is a considerable Szekler popula- non- The territory now in the occupation of the Rumanian troops, extending from the neighbourhood of Orsova in a north-east- ern direction and passing a little south of Hormannsiadf nnd slightly north of the town of Szekeli Udvarhely, runs north of the Kel^men Mountains some 1811 miles from the Russian positions at Dorna Watra in the Bukovina. Against these gains must be set the tem- porary loss of the recently annexed pro- vinces of Silistria and Kaliakra, in the Dobrudja, which in anv case would not be of serious import from the point of view of national unity, the bulk of the'! population being Bulgarian and Tartar. On the whole, the results of the first month's fighting are highly satisfactory.
THE PATRIOTIC FUND. I
THE PATRIOTIC FUND. Ducal Recognition of its Adminis- I tration. The Duke of Connaught. as President of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, has sent a. letter of thanks to those who administered the European war fund grants of the Corporation. His Royal Highness states that the Corporation re- cords its deep appreciation of the thought- ful, sympathetic, and business-like man- ner in which the almoners administered these grants. The work had saved to the National Relief Fund the heavy cost in administration. Thanks are due to al- moners as some small recognition of the services rendered in the cause of the Navy and Army,
S500 FOR MISSING NEPHEW.
S500 FOR MISSING NEPHEW. In his will Mr. Thomas Bennett, Arm- royd House. Elseear, Barnsley, left i'S1,204, of which he gave £ 500 to uis nephew, Joseph Belcher, whose address is unknown ,but if he shall not claim the legacy within twelve months then it shall be divided among the other legatees." These include the testator's sisters. Mary and Eva, <£1 ,GD() each: his niece, Sarah Ivougnton, < £ 2,000; and his other nieces and nephews < £ 1,000 each.
'THE GREEK QUESTION —
THE GREEK QUESTION — MINISTERS AND EX-MINISTERS DIVIDED Iff THtia POLICY CARDIFF GREEKS' PATRIOTISM Athens, Friday (received Saturday).— Accorcling to the Patris," the Premier, L Kalogrupoulos, and the Foreign Minis- ter, M. Carpunos, favour the abandon- ment of neutrality. Other members of the Cabinet who are under Gounarist in- fluence and old members of the General Staff are against it. General Motehopoulos has been granted leave. General Solilis has assumed the functions of the Chief of General -Staff.- Timcs" WW Telegram, per Press Asso- ciation (Copyright). VEN.'2! £ OS' PROCLAMATION. Athens, Tli tr&day.—The Proclamation of a Provisional Government issued at Canoa by M. Venizelos and signed by him and by Admiral Condouriotis recites how the Crown, gi' ng heed to evil counsellors, has pursued a personal policy, alienating Greece from her traditional friends and delivering her over to her hereditary enemies. True lovers of their country, it is added, are branded as traitors, wllilc Schenck's mercenaries sell their native land. To-day Greece, once strong and glorious, lies dying, an object of pity to her friends and the plaything of her ene- mies. Her only hope of salvation is by the direct and independent action of those who believe that if she does not march with her natural allies she is doomed, The Patris exhorts King Constantine to heed the words of M. Venizelos and of General Moschopouiis, who is said to have told his Majesty that within a fortnight the whole of the commissioned and non- commissioned ranks of the Army would have gone over into the Salonika camp and that mobilisation would then be im- possible. General • Dangtlis has already left for Salonika, accompanied by five other officers According to a Salonika telegram, | G^ eneral Parashevopoulos, commanding the troops at Verria, and his staff have [ likewise joined the movement. He has ad- dressed a telegram to the King saying that the supreme duty of every loyal sol- dier is to proceed with all speed to Mace- donia.—" Times." ATHENS GARRISON Athens, Sept. 28.—A larg-e section of the officers of the Athens garrison are holding a meeting to-night. They have already ex- changed views on the situation, and it is said that they have signed a protocol de- claring their determination to protect the King.—Renter. -0. PARIS ATTACHE RESIGNS. Paris, Friday.-Captain Botassis, Greek Naval Attache in Paris, has resigned his post, ajid has telegraphed to Admiral Con- dourioti s that he holds himself at his orders. He says: "As a Greek and an oiffcer I sufferfd under the humiliating position Tii which the policy of the Gov- ernment placed my country."—" Times." SUPPORT FROM WALES. Two hundred Greek residents of Cardiff have sent the following cablegram to M. Venizelos at Canea:—" At that moment, when you have come forward to lead the i Hellenic nation out of the degraded posi- tion to which it has been bi-ought by a policy unworthy of our traditions and out i of harmony with the views of the over- whelming majority of the Greeks in the Motherland and throughout the world, the Hellenes of Cardiff unite to hail you as the saviour of our nation, and hereby declare our unbounded confidence in and determination to support your leadership, firmly convinced that in your hands our country will be redeemed from the humi- liating situation in which in the eyes of all true Greeks and of the friends of the Heillenes it has been unconstitutionally placed, to the detriment of the real intle, rests and ideals of the Greek people." According to an Exchange message from Cardiff, M. Leouidas Embinicos, a Greek shipowner established many years in Car- diff, offers to place the whole of his for- tune at the disposal of the Greek patriots. CRETANS' DECISION. Salonika, Fridny (received Saturday).— M. Venizelos ad Admiral Condouriotis have telegraphed to the Committee of National Defence that the entire Cretan people, at an armed meeting, had decided to undertake a sacred struggle for the Fatherland, and had proclaimed a Pro- visional Government with the mission to assure the welfare of the nation on the side of the Entente Powers. The reply says: The cry of alarm by the Greek people and the National Army against 1 the adulators of the King and the parti- j sans of the Bulgarophil and Tiireopiall policy has finally been heard, and the reign of the internal enemies abolished." —Router.
) "THREATENING TIMES." )
"THREATENING TIMES." The Committee of Nationalist (Red- mondile) Volunteers announce that, a con- vention of the body will he held not later than the second week in December. They state that it is necessary to place the Volunteers on a sound and permanent j fighting footing, as the times are threatening ajid vast national issues loom I up in the immediate iutuj-e
I NAVAL PRIZE BOUNTY. I
NAVAL PRIZE BOUNTY. If is announced in thf "Gazette" that preparations are now being made for the j distribution of the prize hounty al\-ardûd for the following services:— Destruction "f the Emden by H.M.A.S. Sydney, November 9. 1914; of the Demir Hissar by H.M.S. Wear, Jed, and Konnet,' April 16, 1915; and of the Grief by R.M.S. Alcantara and Andes. February 29, 1916.