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LEGAL NOTICES. ATiFORD HUNDRED COURT OF RE; s 3 CORD.-Ths KEXT SITTING of the cwn ' Monday tbe 7th ay m ui;u, "4-7tqm1i S "nTs"i- Kegistrar. VOTICE is hereby given, that the partner. l ship heretofore wb&st.Bg betijeM us. i beuDYS. ,him AGE MOORE and MONTAGt-E B-Vi(..orii H Shlp heretofore subsisting "Ve BEVDdVs. JAMES PAGE MOORE and MONTAGUE BbAU ; Zt-T, n builneu as theatre proprietors in5, r IT i. iu.nrh.Kter. under tn "', ",; tanehester. under " r -;,. Moon aid audrn." ha. bjm j dissolved, by Jg -Jrf tto i and from the 13th day of September, j-sj-o lol- cay oi atpvcmuc., "- -. pGJ5 MOW-MONTAGUE BBAUOT. WHne's to both signatures: Witwi , Jt. mbmtt, SollcitOT. 89, Fountain 8iiret. Manrhester. WE, DAVID NUTTER hofore caUed and Xnown by tho nmo ',Tff v?TiaDa(-i Mwley strt. Brnoldwlc-. in the county or j ght)i. d rector Bailey anq iwaeri -"" ln Barnoia- Baraoldswick. afores-M. a Brthi object. caid afores-M. a British subject. Dora m - - -irk .foreratd; SARAH ALICE LTi", j rf 48 and known hy the name of Saran Alice J: mbject. Mofley Street. Barnoldswlck "5"?i.S , of the under-born in Barni:d.iick aforesaid (bejnfr the .7" heretofore Icned DATld Sutler.: MCHABD.Xia!". f -g enlled and known by tbe name of BIe"?i WrlnK in his Motley Street. Barnoldswlck sioreu.- j, BarnoldiwleK Mnjesiy's nary, a British Wect. born sutler): and forrM.M bein a Km of the undersign" "IVwn bv tbe ELISABETH XTJTTKB. heretofore tS,street. Barnolds-aame of Kliiabeth Tarker, of 48. J,'ierhSrn In Barnold-ulck aforemld. spinster, a BrIUsh w'b"t,,,.r,1raed D-Tin wick aforesaid (king a daughter of the unae r.irg of JTuKerJ, hereby give public notice. i,f..V renounced and July. 1918. we formally and iut';rpiker. and then abandoned the urn of our said suroame 01 M oeea. assumed, adopted, and determined theneorio , Kutter .. stons wb-twever to tise and wbeeribe the nam" -. furtner fnftrad of the said name of " Parker. ?tk 5T of July, notice, that by a deed poll dated the "thoay 1918, duly executed and attested. t'Sd surname of lutely renounced and abandoned tne fl taoBitA Parker," and declared that we J2JElxm to and Intended thenceforth upon all L. JI instead or use and subscribe the surname of .vJ"(Yf, called, known, larker. ard so as to be at all t uritTfU-mtl nd described by the surname of JiUtter xemsiwj tils 16th day of July, 1918. ,,v J).traS T?7TEB late DbtM P'.He- Parker). SARAH ALICE N17TTER (late BICHAHT NUTTER (late Kl P-raert. ELIZABETH MJTTER t , P&fi. TItpe to tho aignaiure of DaTld Ser. If. L. Latitk, Solicitor, Manchester. . Witness to the sltnstiire o( farah Aiioe 1 Nutter: Hmrt Hodpos, Solicitor. JJ-Witness to the signature of Richard Jutter. C. A. tp. Attest. Witness to the signature of Elizabeth utter. THE XKWBOLD C'OLLIEIIY COMPANY, LIMITED. Notice Is hereby glT. that "ejl g? ef the above-named Company are required, on or b"e 19th day of October. 1918. to nd n ' heir J" ddiww-, with particulars of their debt or LE? names and addreWs of their solicitors (if n5:,toi iV. cltV igned. Herman Mellor. of 5. John Ballon reet- In the city or Manchester, chartered accountant, the MSSL1, utd Company, and. if so required by notice In 'wI5it 10 the a!d liquidator, are by tlwlr snlleltoij or Personally to come In and prove their said debts or claims at juen urne and place as shall be speclfled in such notice, or lo d"'1 thereof they will be excluded from Ihe henetltof "y'"!1,?. tlon made before such debts are proved. Bated thia XBtn day ef September. 1918. , . (m.). II. MT.I.T.OR, Llqnlaaioy. Witness to the signature of Ihe said Herman Me'Ior: Eniro. A. J'laxt, Solicitor. Congle-ton. THK COMPANIES ACTS. 1908 and 1913. BRITISH Sl'RfllPAI. TIRKSSIXOS. LIMITED. IN VOLUNTARY j.lgirinATION. , Notice la hereby given that a Meeting of tbe Creditors of the nhm -e-nRmed Tompanv will hs held Ml W!1 ths 2nd dav of Oc.her. 191B. at No. 27. Braxemnose Street. Manchester, at three In the afternoon, for ; the pur-tws of Section 188 of tho Companies (Consolidation) Act. 19(1". and for any other business which may be lawfully transacted thereat. Any person clnlmlns- to be & creilltor and desiring to be prewnt -licu:d at nnrj Inform the undersigned, at his a-dre'f. ., 27, Ilraa-nmw rtreet, Manchester. Dated the -1st day nf S4ptemltfr. 1918. . . ARCHIBALD. YEARSLF.Y. Liquidator. Witness: F. W. Vatsos. Solicitor, 7, Braaennoae Street. M:nyhiUr. IN tho matter of tho Companies Acts, 190S nnil 191 J: and In the matter of BRITISH SURGICAL DRKSSINOS. LIMITED. At an Extraordinary r.enoral Meetlntr of the Members of the atvv-naniod (Vnipanv. duly convened and held at No. 27. Brajennow Street. Manchester, on tbe 17th day of September. 1918, the following Extraordinary Beeolnton was duly p.-wed: " That. It lias lwen proved to the leitlsf.tction of this mettnir that th Company, hv reason of lt llahllitles, cannot continue 1M huslnces, and that It Is advisable to wind up the same, and armrdlmrlv that Mr. Archibald Teareley, rf 27. nraxenm.sr Street. Manrhentrr. Incorporated aocount-snt, be and he is hereby appelated liquidator for the pux-pwes of sfich wfrrdlnir-up." Dated the Iflih dav of September. 1918. .tamks THHKHAI3H. chairman. Witness to the elening thereof: F. W. Watbost, stllrltor. 7. Ttraxennosn street. Manchester. 1918. Lettor B. No. 99. TX tho Chnncprv of tho County Palatine of Lnncastrr, Manchnter IW'trlct (Crmpanles Winding t'p). In the matter of the Companies Acts, 1908 and 1913; In thn matter of the Chancery of Lancaster Aete, 1850 to 1S90: and In the matter of the BRITISH SCB. OICAL IiRI.SSlXOS. LIMITED. Xotles Is hereby given that a petition fcr the wlndln-up of the above-named Company by the Court, of Chancery of ths County Palatine of Lancaster was on the 15lh day cf AufiU't, 1918, presented to the said Court by Thomas Taylor, or The Beeches, Upton, Macclesfield, ln the county nj curator, silk merchant, a creditor, and that the said petition Is directed to be heard before the said Court, bitting at thn Aviso Courts, Manchester, on the 22nd day of October. 1918, at 10 30 o'clock In the forenoon, and any creditor or contributory of ths said Company desirous to eupport or oppose the making of an order on tbe raid peil'lon may appear at the time of hearing, by hlm-SHlf cr his counsel, for that purpneo, and a copy of the petition will Jw furnbhed to any creditor or contributory of the salrt Company requiring the same by ths undersigned, on payment of tho regulated charge for the same. Dated the 20th day of Septemlier, 1918. V. W. WATSON, bo'lcltor to the Petitioner, 7, Braxenmne Street, Manchester. Note. Any person who '.nit-mls to appear on tie. hearing of the said petition must serve on or send by post to the above-named potllloniT or his solicitor notice In writing of his Intention to do so. The nolico must state the name and addren of the person, or If a firm the name and address of the Ilrm, and musl I signed by the person or firm, or his car tiiclr solU-ltur (ir any), and must be ecrved.or if posted musl be sent by post, ln sufficient time to reach the bove-named not later than six o'clock hi the afternoon of the 21st. day of October. 1918. fE ALICE ASTON, DECEASED. Piir- suant to the Act of Parliament of the ,) an,i 23rd VI.-V, cap. 35. nolico is hoteby g ven that all creditors and cither persons having any debts, claims, or demands against U'Vs,S!rofi AU9E.AST(y' liUB ' th0 Oakland, Wllmslow-l'aik, Wllmslow. in the count v or Chester, widow deceived (who riled on the 18th day of August. 19i8, and whose will was proved In tho Principal Ib-glst-y or the Probate -iv.slon of his Majesty's lllsh Court of Justice cn the 11th day of Spt-mbor. 1918. by Dennis 1-crgyson and Thomas Robert Dootwn. the executors therein named), are hereby rrijiilred lo wild in the jt!ciilnr.i of ibr-l- debts cl.ilmi or demands lo mo, the underpinned, the solicitor for the said executors, on -or before the first day of November 1918 after which dato the said executors will p-oeeed to distribute tho assets of the sad deceased amongst the persons entitled tlVT'J0:h"vl.n8"..r.',R:lrdKl",l', . ,n?. ,"Jalm demands of which they shall then have had notiro; and they will not be liable for the assets of the jild deceased or any part thnrcof so distributed to any person or persons of whose debts, claims, or demanils they s-hall not then have had notice. Dated this 18th day uf September, 1918. nou.e. THOMAS K. IWOTSOJT. 6. St. Ann's Passaes Manchester. Solicitor for the said Executors ' TE CHARLES HENRY BENTON Deceased.-Xotice la hereby given, that all persons having any cialms or demands against the estate of CIIAUI.ES UKNHY BENTON, lato of The TsrracT Snuts-ford. In the county of Chester, esniilre. deceasMl nhn died on the 19ih May. 1918. and who wm waV'oroved In the Principal Registry of the Probate DivtsiST of td. Majest's Ills!. Court of Justice on the 2nd sotembTr 1918. by E-ther Marion Park Beuton, wfndham Smlfh' and Waiter Herbert Pennington, the ixSx Ujerefe named, are hereby required to send ths particular m wntlng. of their claims or demands t us. tfe .ndxmed tbe solicitors for the said executor, on or before the October, 1918 after which dato 'the said Executors wfu proceed to distribute the assets or the said 1leS1Li? th persons entitle.1 ihcreto. having regard ov Z ? thi claims and demands or which the,- ha lbJL h?d noilce.-Dated thk. 20th day of sentemher 1010 " nd BARROW. SMITH. & MACF1E, 33. BraKnnose Extvrutors. A GNES WILSON SHANNON, Deceased.- B..wuon. Cheshire. p,nster. who died iSoffie' xtft mJ$ ,' and probate of whose will was granted to the S,5?Vi9 . 1 . . l"wwa '""i iw me i.nn.r-lgned bef.ir th Trt.i. of October next, nfter which date the eiecuto-win di.rf5n the assets of the demised .,,,.....1 ... : distribute the.-eto. having regard only to the'dalnu ttanrVil,y'd Dated thw 20lh September, 1D18. received. BSll!V.,Je P'rS4- i:rtw Street i 'Manchester frollcitors for the Deputy Public Tn ' ehester) In this matter. rrujteo (Man- ALFRED ADAMS, bECJASEDZ3tic; --k. is hereby given, pursuant to the Law n, p . Amendment Act. 1859. that all perw?, htagnylfiS or demands upon or against the estate of ALPRi-n inii of the Bowling Green Hotel. .sjhtorvUder-Lvne county of Lancaster. llcned vlctiiall,". Seiwd JPS Alfred Adam, ths executors named in the "aid ?Sd SO!h dav of Aumist. 1Q1R in t ?.?! "'U-on the Probst Begirtry of his Majesty's High Court Sf 'jf.r,tl?lrlet hereby required. to send In thi particulkrs Tot IheVr debt, S! claims to tbe said executors, at the office of the und.r.ii their follcltor.'on or before the 12th day of October ll?-' and active Is hereby also given, that after that SiV'.i , ,1 PiagregTrd liSFto'tta cm, of "which t'he'v'T0' have had notice, sad that ihey will not V HihS,!f1' lh5 assets or any part thereof 90 distributed " nV rawS.1. whose debt or claim they shall not then h?n " adtta. " Dated this lrith dav of Senteme 1010 " notice. ARTHUR EDWARD GRUNDY (Lancashire nm phreys, and Grundy). Astler in?' Astley 8treot. Dukindeld. arid 2. John Dal? Street.' Manchester (Tel. Xo. Central ?S?S? Solicitor for the said Executorj! a,ral S819'' LIFEBOAT FLAG DAYS. In Manchester and Salford to-day is a fla day ior .the .benefit of the Koyal Xatinn.il T;f boat Institution. The collection was begun yesterday by many voluntary workers in the meets. The funeral of Alderman George Howarth look place yesterday at Harpurhey Cemetery. Many members of 'the City Council and officials of the Corporation attended, including Alder- T?-e?vWiiIsoin,i Mak1?-S?,e' Meadowcroft, Bowes, Birkbeck, Ashton, V alker, Harwood, and Wat niough. Sir T. Thornhill Shann renreienfed the lord Mayor. The Town Clerk Ptof Citv Treasurer, and the City Surveyor were also nre-senU The City Justices were represented bv Messrs. V. Charlton. H. 'RoHin.-oil X Ttl 'i head T. H. Kelly, and Thomas B.- Tllby iclerki. Mers. Mayne, Jethro Parish, and James Howarth represented the Bochdale Road Particular Baptist Chapel and Sunday School. The members of the family included threa ons Messrs.- J. W., George, and Frank Howarth and three grandsons. Messrs. KendaL Milne, and Lo. were in charge of the funeral arrangements. CORRESPONDENCE. RELIEF OF DISTRESSED FOREIGNERS. To the Editor of ihe Manchester Guardian. Sir, The kindness of charitable people has enabled us to continue our work for another year, but we are again at the end of our resources. In spite of the help we receive from the Local Government Board, King Edward VII. British-German Foundation, German Government (through the Swiss Legation), and Austro-Hungarian Government (through the Swedish Legation), an increasing number of helpless victims of circumstances are forced to turn to us for their daily bread. Sickness, chiefly amongst children, caused by insufficient food, adds to our troubles. However willing these people are, for a person with a foreign name to find work is almost impossible. The great number of British-horn wives of interned aliens, who could not subsist on the wholly insufficient allowance of the Local Government Board and have to be helped by us, feel the increased cost of living very keenly, and come to us for further support. In addition, we have to find means for fares to Germany, Austria, tec. for the large number of women, most of them British-bom, who wish to join their husbands formerly interned and now repatriated. We again remind your readers that the Society knows neither creed nor nationality, and all persons of foreign extraction who are in need and deserving are helped to the best of our ability. Our work is carried on in close touch and full harmony with the various branches of his Majesty's Government, the police, and the Poor Law authorities. Donations, which will he duly acknowledged (but no lists issued), may be sent to the Man chester and County Bank, Limited, King Street, or to either of the undersigned. Yours, 4c, F. Zimmern, Chairman of Special War Distress Committee, 81, Lime Grove. T. Lomax, Secretary Society for the " Relief of Distressed Foreigners, 133, Deansgate. 133, Deansgate, Manchester, Sept. 20. "THE AMERICAN REPLY." To ths i'diior of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, With reference to your leading article of this morning, might I point out that Mr. Lansing's statement, made on the President's behalf, in no sense precludes the idea of a con ference altogether, still less the restatement of a basis on which such, a conference might he practicable ? It does preclude exactly the thing to which you yourself say no assent could be given namely, " a confidential discussion with no fixed points of departure." The general principles many of them elaborated with some degree of detail upon which America is prepared to make peace have been stated in the clearest terms. I suggest that no such authoritative statement has been made by the European Allies as a whole, and that the next step towards peace is for them to make one. America has no secret treaties to repudiate nor any suspect aims which require elucidation. That fact is well recognised in Liberal circles in Germany and Austria. What she will have is what Professor Delbriick said the world has every right to demand a guar antee that the spirit of the Pan-Germans is not the spirit of Germany. That spirit was made manifest in the eastern peace, which wiped out all merely verbal asseverations on the part Of the Central Powers. Your statement as to the psychological effect of the rejection of this specific proposal is purelv sneculatirf Tt is inc rr,, r,of the Liberal elements may be stimulated to take me i-uei'iivc action which (as will now be evident) can alone secure a successful outcome. I'lnaiiy, 11 can naraiy he admitted that Presi the statesmen now in power among the Allies. -uurs. Kr c. K c London, September 18. Our criticism of Mr. Lansing's reply is not that aid utciiura a conierence on an undefined basis, but that he declined without inquiring whether Austria would accept the American basis, as was suggested in January in Count Czernm s spf ech. Our general admiration of President W ilson's statesmanship cannot blind us to what appears to us to be .-in obvious error in a particular case. Ed. " Guard " HOURS OF FACTORY WORKERS. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, Sir John Leigh has rendered a publio service in calling attention, in his speech re ported in your issue of this morning, to the monstrous system by which the factory operative begins work, at any rate in winter, long before sunrise. Anybody who has travelled out of Manchester on an early morning train must have been made conscious of a hardship which to those in other walks of life seems intolerable. The carriages are full of tired and dazed girls who use the journey as an opportunity for snatching a few minutes of the sleep of which the present unnatural system robs them. Owing to the shortage of houses in many districts where mills have sprung up, quite a large proportion of the operatives live at considerable distances from their place of employment. A train journey of eight or ten miles is by no means uncommon, and when one aads tn walk to the station and then the walk to the mill, it is clear that if there is any pretence of breakfast at all the worker must rise as early as half-past three or four o'clock. As a matter of fact, breakfast is often dispensed with, and immature girls on the threshold of womanhood turn out to work short of food as well as of sleep. Having regard onlv to the broken tune which starting the factory at iv o'clock causes, and to the cost of lighting which it involves in the winter months, I believe he system to be uneconomic, and a consideration of the loss in health and in general efficiency must place the matter beyond doubt. It is surprising that the operatives' organisations have not taken the subject up before Now that the lead has come from public spirited employer I sincerely hope it win he followed. Yours, &y, Lancastrian September 20. "A 'DRY' AMERICA." To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, The Rev. William Robinson, advocating prohibition in a letter which appears in todays issue of the " Manchester Guardian " say?: "We are faced with a clear issue. America, sober, unburdened by the expense the liquor trade imposes on the nation in the upkeep of prisons and poorhouses, wii: be a keen if friendly, competitor after the war. Can we afford to carry the liquor trade as a rnillstnno round our necks in addition to the burden, of war .aeot alter tne wan There are two fallacies in this. Prohibition does not mean sobriety, and the abolition of the liquor' trade . does not mean the abolition of prisons and poorhouses. During the first twelve months prohibition was m force in TnmXi Ml January, 1918) drunkenness cases frfi fr-. without prohibition, they fell from ia week to 288, or more than three-rjuarterT Tn the State of Maine, where prohibition has been in force over half a century, the number of persons confaned in penal institutions inoreasrl from 77.4 per 100.000 population to 98 3 in fhp twenty years 1890-1910, which sufficipntit i,".! that prohibition neither abolishes nor diminishes crime; whilst in the same period, in Kansas another prohibition State, the proportion of paupers increased from 41.6 per lOO.oon tr a e Yours, &c, d; p" September 17. " RECREATION CLUBS." To Ihe Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, In his article on recreation clubs in vnnr issue -of September 12 "Aniiex" deprecates THE MANCHESTER the provision or encouragement of such clubs by the Home . Office unless the motive that actuates all the workers is that of influencing the members for good. But is not enjoyment, sheer enjoyment, an active creating power making for health in body and soul, releasing, physical and spiritual forces ? High spirits, love of fun, the legitimate wildness of youth, social instincts, are these not good things? Is not their repression a pitiful waste of good stuff? Indeed, they cannot be repressed. Well, then, where in our towns mi) they safely spill over in their exuberance ? In this town there is a mixed recreation club, open to the casual passer-bs'. In comes a soldier, bringing a not quite sober mate. " I'll answer for his behaviour," he whispers; "he wants fun; I told him he'd get it here all right." Or a beaming couple toss greetings left and right, "We've been married a year now; we got to know each other here." "You can meet your friends, you can be free," is the recurring expression of praise. And the stewards, the club workers, would tell ' Artifex," "We are helpers here because we like to see this happiness ; we don't set out to influence for good, but all the time we watch people getting good from each other, from the sense of comradeship and from the feeling of the place." One question is often put : " Can you tell me if in such or such a place I shall find a recreation club? " May the initiative of the Home Office soon enable us to supply to this question a satisfactory answer. Yours, &c, Theodora E. Clark, Hon. Secretary Croydon Recreation Club. Croham Hurst School. Croydon, Sept. 14. BANKING FACILITIES AND THE SMALL TRADER. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, Your correspondent " Examen "' in today's issue suggests that Sir Edward Holden's statement at the recent meeting of the London City and Midland Bank that they have 40,000 small borrowing customers on their books is not so impressive as it appears when reduced to the average of 40 or thereabouts per branch. I do not know whether your correspondent has any special knowledge, but I have no hesitation in saying, as one familiar with banking from the inside, that the average of 40 small borrowing customers per branch is a very high one indeed, and fully justifies Sir Edward Holden in his assertion that the London City and Midland Bank is taking its full share in the financing of the small trader. I may add that I have not myself any personal interest in the bank concerned. Yours, &c, A Bank Official. September 19. A General Election. ' Tamen " writes in the course of a letter: It is hard to see from what Mr. Hill pets his certainty that the country does not want a general election. Surely there can be two opinions on this question, and the statements of the party agents should not be taken to represent the views of the whole population. The parties have notoriously lost touch with the country, and that is one of the main reasons in favour of a general election. Reconstruction is one of the vital issues to-day. Britain should lead the way in reconstruction, and to do that she must not he found at the end of the war with a Parliament anil Government completely out of touch with the country. LIBERAL POLICY. THE MANCHESTER MEETINGS NEXT WEEK. The Manchester Liberal Federation has drafted a series of amendments to the resolutions drawn tin bv the Executive? Committee of the Xational Liberal Federation for considera tion at the conference of the Federation in Manchester next Thnrsrl.iv anrl T?rirl' The amendments are in every case designed to strengthen tho resolutions. To the resolution on the wjjr and the peace tho Manchester Federation proposes an addition setting out that a League of Nations "should be a condition of the terms of peace.'-The second part of the resolution would then read : The Committee further declares its conviction that the establishment of a League of Nations to protect the equal rights of "States, great and small, to prevent future conflicts, and to secure the limitation of armaments, is the greatest and most urgent constructive work r.f the statesmen and peoples of the world, and should be a condition of the terms of peace." From the resolution on control of treaties, Manchester wishes to dtlcte the reference to fnrpirm nffnirc Knt (n ,nnl.a 41, a n plicable to ' vital understandings " as well as to . . J". 1 1 -1 1 4nn41..n K -1 1 , , , ux.vui. ucauva, jluc iiiiieiiumeiit wouiu maKu the resolution read "While recognising that diplomatic negotiations must often be conducted under the seal of secrecy, this Committee holds that no treaty or vital understanding involving this nation in the risk of war should be operative until ratified by Parliament." Manchester asks that the limitations imposed upon personal liberty and upon freedom of speech and of the press shall be brought to an end " immediately on the restoration of peace." The official resolution says " as soon as possible after the restoration of peace." In place of the reference to " the bureaucratic control of trade and labour," Manchester would substitute a phrase saying that "the State control of trade and labour imposed during the war shall only be continued where desirable in the public interest." With regard to the conditions of industry, the proposed amendment is in favour of the nationalisation of railways, coal mines, and canals. Manchester will also ask the Conference to support the principle of proportional representation, in preference to the alternative vote, in the resolution on constitutional reforms An extension of the Housing and Health resolution to include town planning and Poor Law reform is also suggested. The proposed paragraph relating to the Poor Law is as follows : " The existing Poor Law system to -be broken up. and the various classes of indigents and defectives placed under the control of Ministries of Health, Education, Pensions, and Labour, acting through local bodies." Manchester puts forward a totally new resolution on education, and instead of raising the old battle-cries expresses its policy in the following words: " This Committee heartily welcomes the Education Act of 1918, and. as improved education is the foundation of progress, considers it of urgent importance that further steps be taken to seeure a better status for teachers, smaller classes in .schools, and to render secondary and oniversity education available to all capable of profiting thereby." Mr. Asquith's Meeting. There are no more tickets available for the meeting to be addressed by Mr. Asquith in the Free Trade Hall next Friday afternoon. Many applications arc arriving daily at the office of the Manchester Liberal Federation, but whether they are for reserved or free seats they are now being refused, as there is not a single seat unbooked. There have been applications enough to fill the Free Trade Hall three T times over. ca Mr. Asquith will be accompanied bv Mrs Asquith, and among others who will be present at the Federation meetings are the Marquis and Marchioness oi Crewe. Lord and Lady Sheffield Mr. J. W. Gulland, Mr. Charles Hofihou." S& Gordon Hewart, Mr. Geoffrey Howard, Mr Lief Jones, Sir Walter Runcnnan, Mr. Walter R'unci man, Mr. Herbert Samuel, and Mr. T. McKinnon W ood. THE COAL AND GAS ORDER. A PLEA FOR DELAY. The Manchester Gas Committee, at a meeting yesterday passed a resolution recommending that the Fuel Rationing Order, so far as it applies to gas, should not come into operation until October 1. "The public," fiays the resolution, ' are only just beginning to understand the requirements of the order, and haVe not had the information necessary to regulate their consumption." In this the Manchester Committee is actins in common with most other gas undertakin"! in the country, which find that consumers have already burnt away a large part of their ration because they were not made acquainted with the terms of the order until several weeks after the date on which it began to operate. Cases have been discovered in Manchester in which the whole of the ration has been consumed. GUARDIAN- SATURDAY. A ZEPPELIN RAID ON LONDON. GERMAN OFFICER'S ACCOUNT. An extremely interesting description of a Zeppelin raid on London by a German officer who took part in it appears in the " Kblnische Volkszeitung " of August 20. After pointing out that such raids are only possible when there is nq moonlight, that the most favourable wind is a light one from the west because this is useful on the return journey, and tha t tho weather forecasts aro of the highest importance, as helping the commander of an airship to a right judgment of the conditions, the writer (Kapitan-leutnantFreiherr Treusch von Buttlar-Brandenfels) says: Punctually at the appointed time the various airships leave their sheds, and take a westerly course' towards the English coast. After leaving the German Bight, and approaching the eEenY" coast tbe airship continues to rise, until shortly before it reaches the English shores it has risen to its greatest altitude. The journey west is generally accomplished very easily and without contretemps of any kind, for in the barred zone there is nothing to be seen. I have often undertaken journeys to England by air during which I have not even seen a fishing boat after leaving the German Bight. . . The various airships on their way to England ti - the neighbourhood of the Dutch fi? I; tne airships which are proceeding to the English coast can be clearly seen high up in the sky, and form a beautiful sight in the rays of the setting sun. An air raid on London, the finest I have Tenenc?d up to now, was successful down to the last detail, and forms a capital example of a well-led attack. We had arrived with several of our airships in the neighbourhood of Winter-i Norwich, close to the coast. Slightly to larboard, close in front of me, was E 31, which disappeared in the darkness. about a quarter of an hour later. As soon as we arrived at the coast we saw signs of animation down below. Searchlights sent out their rays, sweeping the sky in every direction, but were not able to find and hold any one of the air-jhips. On these occasions, when we realise that a searchlight is just in front of us, we make a dash to try to get out of the way. and generally succeed in doing so. for the English cannot possibly send out searchlights all over the sky, and it is most annoying to be picked out by one of these lights, and to be fired on by the batteries belonging to it, before reaching o-ir objective. Picking- Out London. I kept a straight course from Wintcrton to London, and during the whole voyage over English territory I did not see a single light, although the air was quite clear, until London came in sight. During the war the English have learnt the art of obscuring the landscape to perfection. That is one of our first successes. Air raids like these compel all traffic to cease, at all events while the raid is proceeding, and on how many occasions aTe the towns plunged into darkness when our airships are in the neighbourhood of the English coast sirrply for purposes of reconnaissance? But how do we find London when all is in darkness? That is a comparatively simple matter, for, first, it is impossible to plunge a huge city into such darkness that no light of anv kind is visible. Secondly. London lies on the Thames, and that river, with its peculiar bonds, forms an excellent means of seeing how the land lies. I simply hold my south-wstcrly course until I have the Thames, and then -continue up-stream until I reach the capital. Thirdly, the finding of London has been rendered easy by the English themselves, because they get so nervous when a raid is expected. One notices that bv the aimless way in which they direct their searchlights at first, and when from a considerable distance one sees a collection of rays, going straight up into the air. one naturally imagines that there is something the matter, and that tlure London lies. Shortly before the attack the last ballast water is thrown overboard, so that we can rise still higher, and the order is given to the mechanics " Full speed ahead." It is a matter of getting over th city and away again as quickly as possible. Searchlights and Gunfire. Directly the airship reaches the outer circle of the city, pursuing an easterly or north-easterly course across it, she is surrounded by any number of searchlights, and covered by the fire of their batteries. I have on each occasion counted from 24 to 30 huge searchlights, of enormous power, apart from innumerable smaller lights. The airship is discovered immediately the searchlights begin. Generally the whole of the lights are turned on to one airship, so that it is brilliantly illuminated, and it is so light in the gondola that one c-an easily read a paper. This is a great advantage to us, and is provided by the English themselves, as we are able to study the maps and" the plan of London lighting, and are able to direct our attack accordingly. Simultaneously with the searchlights a tremendous defensive lire from guns of every calibre up to the 5.9 gun begins. None but those who have experienced it can imagine the amount of material hurled at us. But, as we know, every bullet docs not find its murk, and the aim is generally so bad, owing to the excited state of the gunners, that the salvoes arc mostly received at the back of and underneath the airship. The most disagreeable thing in connection with the shooting is the so-called incendiary shells,things like rockets, which one sees in the distance like balls of fire which approach comparatively slowly, until they reach their highest point and then suddenly fall. All the time this defence is going, the English receive all that they send us in the way of shots back on their own Heads. Dropping the Bombs. The city of London is naturally our chief ob-jective,because there there is the greatest traffic and there the most important civic buildings are situated. When the aiship arrives in the centre of the city the commander orders bombs to be thrown out. This is done by the Wach-ofRzier, at regular intervals, a bomb falling every three to five seconds, roughly speaking. When the first 300-kilogramme bombs strike the earth they explode with an enormous crash, which even shakes the ship flying thousands of yards higher in the air. The explosive bombs which are hanging in the gangway are electrically despatched from the pilot's car. ln between these explosive bombs numerous incendiary bombs are thrown down, so that all that the fprmor destroy may be burnt by the latter. At the finish I generally throw out a particularly big bomb, so that the crew may know bv the staggering of the ship that our ammunition has come to an end. The departure from the town is rendered extremely difficult by tha enemy, for he tegins a kind of barrage fire in the east, and makes fresh use of the incendiary shells I have described. We suddenly see before us in the air a whole row of these brightly burning little balls, one of which is sufficient to set the airship on fire and completely destroy it. We try to get out of the way. Only when we have passed the zone of searchlights have we time to look at what we have accomplished down below. Below us in the enemy city are wide sheets of flame, fires caused by our explosive and incendiary bombs. The Disagreeable Aeroplanes. Now the enemy is employing a means of de fence which has been very much strengthened of late, and to which several of our airships have fallen victims I mean aeroplanes. An aeroplane is a disagreeable opponent, because one sees it seldom, then only with difficulty, while the aeroplane can easily find the airship, which is clearly visible owing to the searchlights. We cannot, of course, hear an aeroplane, because nnr own en-rines make so much noise that hnrrfK. anything else can be heard. If the aeroplane manages to reach the airship and rises above it the latter is generally done for, as the aviator shoots at the airsnip, wnich is filled with gas, and sets it on fire, as they do almost every day to the captive balloons at the front. Against these tactics there is only one means of escape, and that is height. As a matter of fact, an airship is able to lise to a greater height than an aeroplane, and is also able (and this is the chief point) to remain at a great height considerably longer than the latter. After the attack we. of rturse, make for home as quickly as possible, with the wind behind us, and generally again take a uorth-easterlv course out of London. The fires of the West anS Northwest coast of Holland re generally taken as the points towards which to steer for the German Bight. Sir Henry A. Miers (Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester), is leaving England this week at the request of the Foreign Office to visit the United States on the invitation of the Commissioner of Education and. the Council of National Defence. He is not expected back before the end of the year. PORTLAND CEMKXT MAXVFACTUBER. B. CarriDgtou -elbin. F-,rtid, UaiK-beiter. -ADTT.l SEPTEMBER 21- 1918. IRELAND AND FREEDOM. APPEAL TO NATIONALS IN GREAT BRITAIN. In a manifesto to the branches of the United Irish League of Great Britain, signed by Mr. T. P. O'Connor (president) and Mr. F. L. Crilly (secretary), it is stated that the number of Irishmen in Great Britain o voluntarily joined the forces to defend the just cause of the Allies is over 200.000, and that number has been increased by those who went up under conscription. That, savs the manifesto, is the answer we can make to those who for base party purposes are seeking to belittle the valour of the Irish race or to misrepresent it as hostile to the cause of freedom throuahout the world. It is claimed that, in proportion to their numbers, the Irish in Great Britain have contributed a larger number of soldiers to the armies of freedom than any other nationality in Great Britain. They accept fully President Wilson's declaration that all Governments shall have their sanction from the consent of the governed, that the rights of small nations shallbe respected equally with those of the great, and look to his aid in securing that the. applications shall not stop short of the Irish shores. A Call to the Irish. The manifesto continues: The Irish in Great Britain now have an opportunity of striking an effective blow for Irish freedom, anl their magnificent record in th war will add immensely to the weight of their action in the election that is at hand. All the signs point to a general election within the next two or thrpp month b. and in snite of the difficulties already set forth it has been decided X . . . . 1 1 , ." mj summon a convention or ine naiiunai urbanisation to meet in Manchester on Saturday, October 26. There never has been in the history of the Irish national organisation in Great Britain a more critical hour, or one in which it was in the power of the Irish in Great Britain to do more for the freedom of the old land. Several suggestions have come to us from the branches with regard to the policy which should be adopted. We Trefer. however, to leave the decision of this important question to the judgment of the convention itself. For the moment, therefore, we must confine ourselves to issuing a strong warning to our people not to commit themselves to any candidate or to any party until the Irish Convention has pronounced its judgment, and we impress upon them that in no case should any exception be made to this line of action. In the meantime it is the plain duty of the organisation to put forth all its energies to make preparation for the coming conflict, to reinforce branches still in existence, to bring into being again those which have lapsed through war conditions, and the election of delegates should take place as promptly as possible. Thus when the hour comes the Irish men and the Irish women of Great Britain will be able to throw their vastly increased numbers into the scale and help, as so often before, to increase the strength of the British forces which are fighting on the side of Irish freedom. AT HOME. The National Bank of South Africa have donated the sum of 1,000 to the Committee of the University of London for the promotion of Dutch studies. Mr. T. S. Cockayne, superintendent of the Stockport Post Office, has been appointed post master at Leigh in succession to Mr. W. J. .- ...i - i . . ti 1 1 cumu, who is now postmaster ai iKiuy. The Home Secretary has decided to continue in force the present general early closing order for shops, without any alteration in the closing hours. The new order which has been made for this purpose will hold good until further order. The ioh nrintine nortion of the " Southern Star." Skibbcreen. was restored yesterday, the plant seized in connection with the publication of the paper, which is a Sinn Fein organ, not being returned. The newspaper was suppressed under D.O.R.A. a month ago. The revised butter distribution scheme was timed to come into operation on 29th September, but as retailers, caterers, and institutions have not been able in all cases to obtain their permit forms, it has been decided to postpone the operation of the scheme until the 14th October. At Waterloo Station London, vesterdav a soldier, wanted for housebreaking, was stopped by two constables as he was alighting from a train. Producing a revolver, he fired two shots, both officers being hit. The soldier then raced along the platform, past the barrier, and into tne street, but was subsequently arrested in a house where he had taken refuge. The constables were taken to hospital with serious bullet wounds in the legs, and were detained. The National Service Department wish to draw public attention to the Retail Business Licensing Order, 1918, which prohibits the establishment of a nuv retail business or of a new branch of such a business without a licence from the Ministry. Applications for licences should be addressed to the local office of the Ministry of National Service, which in the Manchester area is at the Whitworth Institute, Oxford Road. The object of the order is to protect the businesses of men who have been called to the colours. ABROAD. Norway has this summer imported 55,000 tons of coal from Spitzbergen, and it is estimated that next year the imports will be 100,000 tons. President Wilson has proclaimed October 12, the 426th anniversary of the discovery of America, as Liberty Day. He calls on all citizens to celebrate the event by a generous response to the Fourth Liberty Loan. It is reported in news from Russia that M. Milyukoff is busy forming a new Constitutional Monarchical party. The old Cadet party shows signs of dissolution. A majority of the party, it is stated, supports M. Milyukoff. Mr. Franklin Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy, who has returned to America from Europe, is suffering from a slight attack of pneumonia. His condition (says a New York message) is not serious. Prince Eric of Sweden, Duke of Vaestman-land, the youngest son of the King of Sweden, died yesterday at Wrottningholm Castle from pneumonia brought on by Spanish influenza. The visit of King Gustav to Copenhagen, which was fixed for September 26, will probably he postponed. The Aland commander has published a notice announcing that an Aland battalion becran to dismantle Aland field fortifications on September 14. The Aland population is at liberty to taice pan in ine worn ot removing timber and barbed wire from the trenches, and will be allowed to keep the material removed. This order does not apply to the forts themselves. A telegram from Bucharest via Berlin savs the Finance Minister, M. Saulescu, who has been on leave oi aosence lor some weeks, has finally resigned. His resignation is to be attributed to difference with the Ministry and Parliamentary majority regarding the reorganisation of the National Bank and Land Bank. M. Airion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will provisionally have charge of the Ministry of Finance. Hwo Marseilles expresses were involved in a terrible accident on Thursday in the Pacy tunnel, between Laroche and Dijon. The accident was caused dj- tne breaking of the chains attaching the last three coaches of one of them, which was crowded with nassencrers. including many children returning to school after the holidays. The dead are reported to number 30 and the injured about 100. American soldiers hastened to the tunnel and gave great help. ROYAL AIR FORCE. Killed. BACH. PfC. Lieut. E. L,.: BARTI.ETT. dm. M. : PtRIAW. Km- T.urat. H. F. : DISWOOniK sn f u.,,1 ri 8., H.L.I. and R.A.K.; KIDD, See. XJcnt. V. M.; KIXQ Opt. C; McCAIXUM, Lnt. A. K-: QUEBBIE. Sec. Unit! a. w.: muaiun, l,ibui. " . . ou-ab, aec Jjleul. w. B. Sled ot Wound. SHKBIDAK. Sec Lieut. C. J. C. . Reported -filling, now Prisoners of War. BIXOHAM, Llcnt, A. E:; BTJBJf, flec.Ueut, 3. 8.; GAR-BtTT. Sec Lieut. B. N.: HrNCHLrFFE. See. Lieut. H. E., MBch. R-. attd. B.A.F.: INGRAM. Sec LieaL L.' t. w.; suuiM i, sec. iiu-ucdij, uaut. p. C: PEKBTJDUOCE. . Lieut. S. F.. A.8.C. and R.A.F. : SMITH. Lieut.. A., Line. B-, at Id. HUA.F.; THOHFSO, Lieut. J..W.: VAN TLLBUBQ, Sec Lkmt.,J. A.; VOsFEB, Li eat B. A. Prerloasly reported : misiin?, beUand , pri-aoen, - no reported prlwnen of war: CBOSS, Sec Lieut, H. L. ; MARSHALL, Sec Lieut. X. H. PreTus)r mining, now reported wounded and prisoner of war: AUSTIN, Lfeut. H. Cadet -Ulled. DONEY, C. A.; GOKilAS, D. W.; HILL, B. : LOMAX, C.; PABK, D. A. - - Time was when sic alone held away; 1hti 9m fift rrHm mrf eti ir w v packet 9 So. " WF.LOO Ceeoat-tABTtA THE CASUALTIES. 244 OFFICERS; 1,779 MEN. The casualty lists issued yesterday show the following losses: Officers: Dead, 57; wounded or missing, 187-Rank and File: Dead, 401; wounded or missing, 1.378. Killed. KATON. Sec Lieut. W., B. Ir. Tiif.: EVAJTS. Bee. Lieut. H. O.. Klna's (L'pool R-). altd. Devon B. hi--. . GARDNER, Lieut. A. A., Arjr- and Sutad u-r. HOBS'. Sec Lieut. A. H. H.. Lond. B. JOXKS. Lieut. T. I., M.M.. Lnnd. B. TALL Capt. LKEDIIAM, Sec. Lieut. W.. Hamps. B.. LE Tu C. IT.. Lond. B. , MOULSOX, Sec. I.laut. S., W. orka. R. PASCO. Sec. L ent. J. C. C Hamps. B. r , BOBIXSOK. Lieut. J. TV. B. Welah ?'- ong?e,f J., Tork and Lane. B-; BUSSELL. See. Lieut. Ernest, uurn. SMTTH, 8. Lieut. T. 1?.. Lond. B. ; STAJfDBIXG, Ltent F. J.. B. Scots, attd. M.G.C. . . .Ir cjnV WHITBOTJBN. Sfc. Lieut. W-, M.C.. K.i 'msoj. Sec. Lieut. E. A., Kinir's (L'pool B.): WOOLLVES. sec Lieut. J. H., Hamp.. B. . Previously reported wounded and missing, now reported allied: LOKG. Sfc. Lieut. J., Dnrn. L.I. MOORE. Sec Lieut. J. C. D.. D. of Well. H. Previoimlv' reported missing; now reported killed: CASSinY, Sec. Lieut. M. B.. I. Gds. DICKENS, Lieut. SI. IV., B.F.C. Sled of Wounds. CAMPBELL. Sec. Lieut. V. B. WV. - JSEf vlt' Che-. B. : CARRUTnEHS, Lieut. W. A.. M.C.. orth d Fus.. attd. B. Scots. EWI2TO, Capt. and Adj. A. 11.. M.C., E. Yorls. B. GBESLrTV. MaJ. B., M.O.. B.F.A. HUr.HES, Sec. Lieut. W. F., M.C.. M.M., Boyal Fui. IX)WV, C-pt. w. A., Hamps. B. PEARSON. Sec. Lieut. D. K, B.G.A. WAIXWBIGHT, Capt. G. H., Sufi. B. Accidentally ruled. BOWAN, Lieut. B., Yeomanry, attd. Camel Corp. Died. BEWLEV. Capt. E., Bif. Brlff. MOSS. See. Lieut. 11. S., Hussar Wounded. ADSHEAD, Sec. Lieut. T-. Boyal Fu.: ALMOND, fee. Lieut. P. K.. Som. L.I.: ASHENDEN, Lieut. E. J., Midd'x B. . attd. K.E. BEBLINBR, Capt. A.. M.C.. B.G.A. : BLTTH. Sec. Lieut. A. . C, B.F.A. ; BOARDMAN. Sec. Lieut. J. T., Lan. Fus attd. 1. of Well. B.; BOWDAGE. Lieut. T. S., B. Welsh U,,i.v.B0Tj?K- Sec- I:t. V. H.. Kinfs ff.'nool U-: BRAD-BURr, Sec. Lieut. W. B., W. Yorks. B., attd. E. YorXs. B-; BROTHERSTON, Capt. G., B. Sco. Fua.: BR0WXLEE. Sec. Lieut. J., M.C.. Boyal Fus. : BROWN, Sec. Lieut.' G. L. B.. Lab. Corps, attd. K.O. (Yorks. L.I.); BBOWN, Sec. Lieut. B. . C, B.r'.A.; BBVDEN. ?ec. Lieut. G. A., Lan. Fus.. attd. York and Lane K. ; BRYSOJf, Sec. Lieut. J., K.O. Sco. Bord.: BTJRRELL, sec. Lieut. T.. K.O. Sco. Bord.; BTJR- I, 9f;.5,c- LIeut- w- F- Hal CAIN K, Sec. Lieut. .1. 11.. D. of Corn. L.I. ; CLARK, Lieut. O., Yeomanrv, attd. R. Sen. Fus.; CONALBY. Sec. Lieut. C. '.. Lond. B. ; COOPER, Sec. Lieut. A. H. H., Line. R. ; COPE. Capt. B., Lond. B. f COOKE, Lieut. J. H., A. 8.C., attd. B.G.A.; CBAWFOBD, Capt. W. F.. Are;, and Suth d Hlghrs. DANIEL, Capt. H. WV, M.C.. Boyal Fus.; DAVIE8, Sec. Lieut. C. H., B.F.A. ; DIBDIN, Lieut. E. J., B.F.A. ; DICKSON. 8-c. Lieut. P. L.. Lab. Corps, attd. E. Lan. B.; DOOLEY, Capt. G. ST., R. Innls. Fus.: DOWLING, Lieut. C. S., Yeomanry, attd. Buffs (E. Kent B.; DRABBLE. See. Lieut. H., D. of Well. R.; DRIVER, Sec. Lieut. H. O.. Lond. R.; DUNLEVY, Sec. Lieut. C, Lan. Fus. EDWARDS, L:eut. J. L J.. B Welsh Fus.; ELLIS, Sec. Lieut. W.. Lan. Fus. FISKEN, Lieut. A. C. W.. M.C.. R.F.A.; FOULSTON, Sec Lieut. J. G., Lond. R.; FOX. Lieut. B. G., Welsh B. ; FBA8ER, Sec. Lieut. ,1. P., K.O. (Yorks. L.I.) GEMMELL, Sec. Lieut, c. 8., R, Sco. Fus.; GODINV See. Lieut. J., H.G.A.. GORDON, Si-c. Lieut. K. M., A. Yorks. R.; GRANT, Capt. C. P., M.C., Durh. LI.: GBISSELL. MaJ. T. Do la G., Yeomanry, altd. Buff. B-; GTJXX, Sec. Lieut. V ,. R. Sco. Fus. HADDKN, Sec. Lieut. T. II.. R.F.A.: HALAHAN, Rev. F. J., M.C., A. Chap. Dept.; TIAI.L. Lieut. B. W., Sher. For., attd. Bif. Brig.; HALLIDAY. Sec. Lieut. J. A., B. Sf.Uv'-' HARE, Xleut A. W., Suff. B.. attd. Essex R. ; HABFIKLD. Stc. Lieut. A. D., Manch. B., attd. Durh. L.I.: HASSLACHEH, Sec Lieut. A J. E. Lnnd. B., attd. T.M. Bty; HAYDON. Capt. C. W.. Midd'x. R. ; HODGSOX. Lieut. W. L., R. Sco. Fus.; nOLT. Sec. Lieut. G-, Hunts Cjclist Bn., attd. Essex B.: HOitNE, Capt. G. ., M.CV. leomanry, attd. Sun. R.; HULSE, See. Lieut. ,T. H., Lond. B. : HUTCHINSON, Sec." Lieut. N. G.. M.G.C. JOHNSON, Sec. Lieut. B. B., K.O. (Yov'ks. L.I.): JOHJT- STON. Sec. Lieut. J. O., I.an. Fus., attd. York and Lane. B. ; .TONES. Capt. C. R., S. Gds. KILGOUR. Sec. Lieut. A. W. L., R.F. A. LAMB, Sec. Llrut. N. E.. Royal Fus. : LEAVER, Lieu'. C. Bus. R.. attd. M.G.C. : LEWIS. Mai. W., M.C., Glouc. B.; LIELL, Lieut. KV. R.F.A.; LYNX, Capt. A. C, D.S.O., M.C.. K.O. (Yorks. L.I.). MACKENROT, Lieut. W. C. Hussars, attd. Bord. R. ; MANBY. Sec. Lieut. G. M.. K.O. Sco. Bord.; MARTIN, Capt. N., Sher. For.: MATTHEWS. Sec. T.leut. G. H.. Som. L.I.; MAXWELL. Sec. L!eut. J. H.. Line. B. ; MAY. Sec. Lieut. W. B.. York and Lane. R. : MILES, 8ec. Lieut. D. R., M.C., B. Welsh Fus.; MILLER. Capt. H. G. V., A. S.C.. nttd. Lond. R.; MITCHELL. Sec. Lieut. H. D., R. Ir. Rif. : MURRAY, Sec. Lieut. W., Yeomanry, attd. SulT. B. NEWTON. Sec. T.leut. O. R. G., R. Innls. Fus.; NICOL. Sec. Lieut. U'., Gord. Hlghrs. OLD, Lieut. J. A., R.F.A.! ODMANDY, Lieut. H., M.CV. R.E. PAGE. See. Lieut. R. E., Ruffs (E. Kent R.I; PALMER, Pec. Lieut. .T. C, R. Wi'h Fus.: PAPIVORTH, Sec. Lieut. H. D-. jridd'x. B. ; PATTERSON', L'eut. W. J., A.S.C., attrt. R. Innls. Fus. ; PHILIP. Sec. Lieut. ,T. W. M., Gord. H!rh-s.: POWELL. T 'ut. J. C M.C.. R.F.A- BADFOBD, Lieut. J. A.. Som. L.T. ; BANDALL, See. L'eut. C. W.. Royal Fus. : ROBERTS, Lieut. S. B., R. Welsh Fit-.: ROBINSON. S'c. Lieut. V. T.. Norf. B. : ROBINSON, Lieut. W. C. E., B.F.A. ; ROSE. See. Lieut. M.A., B. War. B. ; BOSS. Capt. .1., A.8.C.. attrt. R. Inui. Fus.; BOW-LANDS. Capt. ,L H., Chs. R.; RUSSELL, Capt. and Q.M. J.. H!eh. L.I. STvLTH, Sec. Lieut. A. WV. E. Yorks. n.; SHERIDAN', Lkut. R., Lend. R. : SIMPKIN. See. Lieut. A. I, York, and Lane. B. : SMEDLEY, Lieut. H. G., R. Welsh Fus.; SMITH, See. Litut. L. j.. Lond. R.: SMITH, Sec. Lieut. S. H.. B.F.A. ; SPILLER, S-.c. Lieut. W. E.. B.F.A.; SUTHERLAND, Lieut. J. F.. A.S.C., attd. K.O. (Yorks. TOMKIXP. See. Lieut. A., Suff. R.; TOWS END, Capt. R., K.O. (Yorks. L.I.). VICE. Ser. Lieut. C. R., M.G.C. WATKIX.-ON Capt. E. G.. T. of Well. R. ; WATT, Lieut. H. R., M.C.. Yorks. B. : WHEELER. Sec. Lieut. J. V.. Tt'nz's fT.-nnot Tt.i; 1-HITTTNGnAM. L!"t. F. H., Lan! Fus.: WILLIAMS, Lieut. ,T. R.. M.C.. Line. B.; WIN-STONE. See. Lieut. W. R., Scm. L.I.; WYLE8. Lieut. W. H., B. Ir. Rif. YOUNG, Llcnt. V. C, R. Ir. Rif. Wounded and Missing. ATKINSON, Pee. Lieut. T.. TT. Lin. B. BARRY. Capt. F. B.. E. Surr. R. MARSHALL. See. Lieut. .1.. E. I.an. R. WALMSLEY. See. Lieut. H. D.. E. Lan. R. Previously rerjorted nroimderl. now rennrtert nv.nnitaA in missing: DOWER, Bee. Lieut. T., Tank Coips. Missing, Believed Killed. MTDDT.ETON. Sep. L'eut. J.. Shrons. L.I. POWELL. MaJ. TC. T.. D.S.O.. M.C.. R.E. SPCBGEON. Lieut. D. F. P., Lf.nd. R., attd. B-0I. B. Kissing. BEDELL-STVRIGHT, Capt. T., R. Dub. Fus., attd. B. Ir. Rent. NEWMAN Cant. C. C. M.C.. namps. H. PATERSON. Lieut. A., NorHiM Fu.. attd. R. Ir. Reirt. BAYNEB, See. Lieut. H.. E. York". R. ; BIVEBs, Lieut. S.. B. Ir. Elf., attd. B. Ir. Beet. Reported mlseing. now prisoners in German hands: PlT.IWll C& r I . t. f -r i . n Lieut. B. H.. North'd Fus. jit, L.iev. v. u., iurn. l.i. MURRAY. Lieut. C. R.A.M.C. FOKIVSOX. Sc. Lieut. A. U.. TT. YorVs. R. SMITH. Sec. Lieut. J. H.. W. Yorks. R., attd. Lan. Fus WHITTAKER, Capt. R., R. Berks. B. ' How Reported not Wounded. CRAXTON. Capt. H. K., Tank Corps. JOHNSTONE, Capt. C, Tank Corps. MUTTON, Sec. Lieut. A. J.. Tank Corps. PABTIKOTON, MaJ. W., M.C., Tank Corps (Capt. Ches. TUFF IN, See. Lieut. A. H , Lond. B. lleut. Harold Wilde, who fell in action on K - v W . J auu JUTS. Wilde, of Granville Avenue, Broughton Park. Manchester. He enlisted in 1914, and in 1816 was wounded and awarded the Military Medal. iaai jeai i;c was yii-Kiicu wj ine ianK.LOTpS. Sec. Lieut. Peter Farrall. -4 n t : Fusiliers, of Glebe Street, Leigh, has been taken prisoner. He joined the army in September. 1914. After hoinir 9 Anllio. n n.j.ij Colliery, Leigh, and rapidly gained promotion. TT. ....... ....... 1 1 11 ir:l!i . . x nas aimiucu me iu.mia.ry iross last summer for bravery and judgment and taking a number of prisoners. Sec. Ideut. C. W. Kulme, K.C.. R.F. A, killed in action on September 16, was the eldest son of Mr. G. H. Hulme, Glebelands Road, Prest-wich. He was awarded tbe M.C. for gallantry sfimp months ntrn TTo lnind V. -r..i . --- - -a y uue 01 Lan caster 3 Yeomanry on September 14, 1914 &ud ""- i'icyiuuo.j cuijMujcu a nie Lancasmre ana Yorkshire Bank. Xta' Willia.m C.1-tn.l0ht T 1 tt. ',- t -ii y . - "ujr-i ruouiers, killed in . action on September 5, was the ;uuufiMii own wi . auu jh.&. vartwrictit ys was an Old Hulmeian, and before enlisting ;n Limited, Princess Street. His elder brota-'r has been missing since March 22. A COUNTRY DIARY. Surrey. Septfmtitj-- io Swallows congregate at evening above a brook which runs through the great meadow, whirling about in the air hundreds at a time. They call one to another in a short song when they meet as though to tell why they flock together for comnanv days before the loner Vfivara ;- V.. It is almost dark before they disappear, but then you lose them out of the space, not going in a flock, like starlings, but one group sailine . v. : ... 1 ti a. " ims m -iiu auuurer mat. silence is npsrl broken by a hoot from the wood owls, which """ uuuci me trees and in The njght becomes very still. In these later 'and sleeps." " " -owra. repletion .TVim atmlrR aro nnf all MAtMAi i . . where"rh7rVVeM ffi -. - ----- ,"iu luur or- five sheaves upright-and leaning inward, with two ui - --"5-"?-" me ram penetrates lmi than umiTlr! Tt thn.,r, i:t '-T" , """-a" jiKeiy. m the morning young rabbits played amon the heaves, and a small mvsv nf fa ""- commotion here. Approached, a pfir of riS ran from the cover; they are as obnoxious o 'fTJr1468 echiS'fcn the-hX , -., - -. . !;. B; SunrliM. Set. ' Mnnn rises. Setn. Tc-d-y .. 6S2 ... 7 13 ... .lOsf.uT... 8 12.m TiJm. t v " ' oo p.m.... u 41 a.m. LAMP-TIME FOB CYCLISTS TO-DAX .......7 43tr. i LIGHTS DOWN . ... 8 43 p.ac. ' EXPRESS EDITION AMERICAN COTTON CROP. G O VERNMENT CONTROL. New Tobk, Friday. The Washington correspondent of tho Associated Press telegraphs that senators representing the cotton States disclosed at the recent Conference the fact that President "Wilson had made it clear he intended to fix the price of this year's cotton crops anil control distribution. Router. U.S. IX THE WAR TO WIN'. A REGISTRATION TRIUMPH. Washington, Fridav Complete returns from 31 States and the li5. trict of Colombia of selective registration show an enrolment of 7,651,250, compared with ofnYinl estimates before the draft of 7,628,350. General Crowder, commenting on these figures, calls the registration a national triumph. He said: "There is no difference between the number of men that exist alive and the number registered. This is where we have scored a national triumph. If registration day means anything, it means that this nation is unanimously in the war to win to win it completely, decisively, and for ever. General Crowder pointed out that before tho registration his office estimated the total roi trants at 12,778,758, and that the returns indi catcd a registration of 13,870,000. Router. GERMAN TOISON-GAS. A CHARACTERISTIC DOCUMENT. Geneva, Friday. Replying to the appeal which the International Red Cross Society addressed to all the belligerent Powers urging them to abandon the use of deleterious and asphyxiating cases, th.; German Government says that. "in the course of the present war the High Command never ceased to take peculiar care to sec that .ill measures which might cause useless cruelty-were avoided as long as the conduct of tho enemy by rendering a counter-measure ncoo;; sary did "not compel it to take a different atn-tude," although its adversaries brought upon European battlefields " savage races which wero proved to have committed unheard of atrocities." The High Command "only launched pas attacks after their adversaries had for a lnn-j time been employing this weapon." On tho other hand, " to refuse to examine any serioiw pioposal which was likely to soften the sufferings caused by war would be to run counter to the true spirit of humanity with which the army, people, Parliament, and Government of Germany are imbued. "If the countries at war with Germany approach the German Government with a proposal on tbis subject, the Government will not hesitate exhaustively to study the question to see how far it is possible to give adherence tn such proposals without prejudice to the vital interests of the German 'people, and how far there are sufficient guarantees that agreements, if it is possible to conclude them, shall be really observed by the adversaries of Germany." Reuter. BOYAU MISSINO. Paris, Friday. France's greatest athlete and best-known aviator, Maurice Boyau, is missing. Boyau waa recently made an officer of the Legion of Honour with tbe inscription: "The biavest pilot and the most complete athlete who makes illustrious French aviation." He was krown all over France. Starting in the war as a private, Boyau, who captained" the Rughv teams against England, Wales, New Zealand, and Scotland, and who was a great Association football player and all-round athlete, soon became an aviator and lieutenant, gaining 12 war crosses, the Military Medal, and tbe D.S.O. Exchange. DEATH OF MME. LIZA LEHMANN. The "Times" announces the death at Hatch End, Pinner, on Thursday of Madame Liza Lehmann, distinguished as a singer and teacher. and most of all as a composer of songs and song cycles. Madame Liza Lehmann made her debut as a soprano vocalist at tbe Mondav Popular Con certs in 1885, and retired from the concert platform in 1894 on her marriage to Mr. Herbert Beaforu. AMERICAN COTTON. . XEW TORK, Friday. The " Financial Chronicle " will to-morrow publish the following summary of its reports received from correspondents in tbe. cotton-growing States: Rain has been general, and was beneficial to late cotton. The temperature has been lower generally. Picking is nearly complete in Central and Southern Texas. Late-planted cotton in Texas is making growths in sections where it has not been entirely killed. The week's "plantation deliveries amount to 215.0M bales, against 137.000 last week and 186,000 last year. The quantity of cotton 'now on shipboard hut not yet cleared amounts to 88,000- hales, of which 36,000 are for Great Britain, 7,000 for France, and 31,000 bales for the rest of the Continent. Tbe same authority makes the quantity of cotton brought into sight since August 1 as follows: Tbis year. Last year. Hales. Itale. Aggregate port receipts 539,000 710 ,000 Aggregate net overland 54,000 1Q1.0CO Aggregate Southern consumption. ' 615.000 663,000 Excess interior stocks "40,000 "68,000 Total in sight, to date 1,248,000 1,W6,IX Brought Into sight during week ... 314,000 297,000 Northern spinners' takings since August 1 166,000 181,000 Deficit. ' J The weekly statistics of the New York Exchange show that American 6pinners" takings for the period amount to 118,000 bales, against 980,000 last year, and the world's spinners' takings 170,000, against 167,000. The visible supply of American has increased 86,000 bales on the week to 1,987,000, compared with 1,485,000, while the total visible supply increased 73,000 bales to 3,089,000, against 2,599,000. Mr. Hester, of the New Orleans Exchange, makes the amount brought into sight this week 270,000 hales, against 256,000 last year. TO-DAY'S ARRANGEMENTS. Mr. Ramsay MacDonald at Glasgow. Works Managers nd Foremen's Engineering Association: Milton Hall, 7 30. NEXT WEEK. Tuesday. Mr. Balfour at London Luncheon to the Syndic of Rome. Wednesday. Mr. Hayes Fisher at Exeter. Thursday. National Liberal Federation Meeting at Manchester. Friday. National Liberal Federation Meeting; Mr. Asquith at the Free Trade Hall. Man-Chester. . BEQUESTS TO MANCHESTER CHARITIES. Mr. Ernest Crewdson, of Grinstead, Buxton, chartered accountant, who died on June 27 left estate valued at ,38,737 gross with, net personalty 30,67L The testator left 1.000 to tha Chartered Accountants' Btntiottnt sodeir; to Uw Mauchestar City Mis-ion his prem i5 ine In ?Loi-fleld Hall. Salford, and his musical InstieJTiTtS bond at the said hall, and a !o.acy oflOOO diriS2irh.ffl Herbert Leflcy; 500 men to the 8nSS Aim th British and Foreign Bible Society, ihe-cSS MS' M-fJon, the -fa-cheater and Salford 8ick Foot Si, it Aid t Manchester Ear InsUtntton. occieiy, ano. u- CATHEDRAL SERVICES nrlr?i toTri.nHy-7Ho,S Communion at 8 a.m. tct- iVViZ i" "-" -in w; nylons, ro virs ;--i?S8: 3 Stanford, in B flat ; Anthem, mcxlvii.; Mornlm, A.l-l , .'mI Archdeacon of Westminster. , and , Aasistent bari-in General; ternoon. the.Surii(te;Bev. CanonSio-tt. Tb-n-fwgT H' Perce' Uit"- tHm-i nmn- street, Koyal Echacgt) Uanch-rter. A-tt.1

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