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Llanelly Liberal Association…

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Record Week at Swansea.


Hospital Fete's Future.

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Summertide at Swansea.


Summertide at Swansea. Swimming for Girls: Object Lesson of Its Value. | Why fly to the Riviera—those Wbo can afford it^ I mean ? There is something illo- gical in patronising the Sunny South at a time when your native country is basking in the heavy languorous warmth of the famed irfediterrajiean littoral, and our skies are almost as blue. A year ago every- body was pining for a glimpse of the sun; to-day everybody is reviling the excessive warmth of the gracious luminary. But an Englishman's privilege of grumbling at the weather will never die. Still, those down Grower, reclining on its sunny rocks or doz- ing in its leafy green woodland depths, are making no complaints; even in local slum- dom, the children have but a couple of miles at most to traverse before reaching the joys of either seaside or country, and enter- ing what is but a far away Paradise in the wistful dreams of their poor little Cockney brothers and sisters. Over August Bank Holiday, ever dissatis- fied mankind must needs go and coop iteelf up in halls and markets, and indulge in the delights of choral contests instead of resting their eyes for a few hours amidst fresh woods and p-astures new from the dreary and ever present daily spectacle of bricks and mortar. At Swansea we saw musical "Wales azd equally musical Ita-ly in friendly alliance. Signor Randeggi presid- ing over a vast crowd in the Market, wh proved an invaluable auxiliary to the town's sca.nty supply of enclosed spaces, and quite as effectual as that ambitious Victoria Park's pavilion, which rears its domes so far only in the cloudland of imagination. The building was surprisingly cool, despite the crush, and will no doubt witness ma.ny such contests in the future. Miss Gladys WyriH is just at present the local heroine. Her plucky rescue of a young man bathing in the treacherous waters of Langland Bay fully deser-rea recognition at the hands of the Royal Humane Society, and incidentally shows the "weaker" sex fully capable of emulating the heroisms of the mere male man. Swimming is a sadly neglected art in England. The State refuses to take the young idea in hand at school, and as a result everybody's business in this direction inevitably becomes nobody's busi- ness, as is the case with many another de- sirable thing in England. Miss Wyrill's example shovye t$y&t mothers have a duty in this matter in impressing upon their daugh- ters a love for the natatory art. Even Mrs. Grundy can hardly complain very loudly when Sh.2 sees its utility demonstrated in the noblest of all spheres of action. What a remarkable popularity the bolero is having! This comfortable and charming little bodice, whether arranged for indoor or outdoor wear, is being made in every kind of material, and worn by young and old alike. That it is unbecoming to tho old goes almost without saying; but the shape is invariably becoming to the young and the miuiiie-aged, provided, of course, that the figure adopting it is not too stout or t-oo large in proportion. P-o-r the stouter malva of figure there is a happy medium between the very short-cut bolero, and the half-length sack coat. This is a bodice, or, rather, an out-door coat, cut slightly longer than the waist. Indeed, it is an elongated bolero, but made quite loose and in the sack coa-t shape, so that the waist is hidden at the back and sides. The little coat is arranged to open at the front and show either the blouse bodice or a specially made underfront of cambric, muslin, chiffon, lace, or what we will. I mention all these different materials because, of course, so very much depends on the material of which tho coat itself is composed. No one would dream of wearing a cambric underfront to a silk or lace coat. The whole must be thought out and made to match. Under a serge coat, or one of cloth, or linen for every morning wear, a cambric or linen underfront will look charm- ing; while with a lace coat, or one of silk, satin, velvet, or anything very good of the kind, a dainty and effective underfront of chiffon and lace, or muslin and appliques, must, of course, be arranged. It is 'more, however, to the actual shape of such a coat that I would to-day call atten- tion, as the style is without doubt one that should be encouraged, for there are so many who would like to adopt just "wh a mantle if it could only be explained to them quite fully how charming a garment of the kind can look. Of course, it is quite possible to make a short sack to match the skirt with which it is to be worn, and this, when a holland, serge, or plain walking dress is in question, I very strongly advise. ") tI The best way to finish a little coat of the kind is to cut a deep cape collar to match, arranging this collar to fall in points over the sleeves, and then to add a band of really handsome trimming right round the neck and down the upper part of the fronts of the coat, finishing this band of trimming with tassels, carrying out in the colour of the trimming the colour of the coat itself as nearly as possible. Of course a lining should be added. This goes almost without saying when a best .coat is in contempla- tion; but to a linen or holland coat there is really no reason to add a lining. In fact, a coat of the kind washes very much better without a lining.

Gower Breach of Promise Case.

Swansea Fruiterer Fined.

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Theatrical Artistes' Rough…

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