THE COAL STRIKE.
A DEPLORABLE hTATE OF AFFAIRS.
London, July 18
There is despondency about the South Wales Miners' Executive advising a return to work. Despite their promise to meet Mr Runciman, the coal owners have hitherto left the affairs in the bands of the Government, but they have now arranged to meet Mr Runciman oa Monday.
The minera' leaders have come to no decision regarding strike pay, the granting of which will be a serious matter to the Union in view of the Munitions Act.
Wholesale dislocation of trade in the west ie feared, Several. large
works have already closed down, and if the strike continues till Wed nesday the coal stocks will be depleted by one million tons.
There was unimportant rioting ct Llanelly, and several arrests were made
ITALY AND AUSTRIA. Fiome, July 18 One of the Auotiian aeroplanpp which yesterday Bari when < n its way home was hit by a rifle shot and fell info the sea near Barletta. It; wft=< caotnred with two officers.
The Popp h<l 3 instructed the Papal Nuncio at, Vienna to protest against the bombardment of Bnri.
GENERAL FRENCH'S REPORT
London, July 18,
General Frrlioh reports the eitua , tion is unchanged since the 9th mat, though considerable activity has been shown.-
Both the enemy and ourselves have exploded several mines. Our front was also subjected to a heavy bombardment at various places The enemy on the 10th developed a small attack north of Ypres, and gained a footing, in the front line of onr loea! support?, but f p immediately recaptured what we hud lost. The , enemy, on the l?>rb, rushed an advance post on the Ypres-Menin road, but wore driven out imtnedi ately. Further north, the game night, we lost a trench held by one company, but bombing parties drove out the Germans and recaptured it.
A feature of the the incident wa9 the German employment of many shells.
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THE COAL STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3476, 20 July 1915
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