'ABBIFF EXHIEITIOM,: iJao. J'atix.i-Hi-li! MAii'.biV fllK QUEEN. Op-u 'J: VIVIII :t. to 10 JO p.m. llAGNinm.VT 1 'I iLi.Ll TlOi' OK I'ICIX'IIES, A.NU PHOTOGRAPHS. FIK* SHOW OK INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITS. WORKING- COAL AUNL. MODIoL GOLD MIME PROMENADE CONCERTS IN GARDENS DAILY. I OiiASli WA liiii SPECTACLE AND OPEN AIR OPERA (150 oiHirers ana aaiv-urs) on 3t:ig.i and Lake, with ttoiiibaiiina ill oi Town nightly. BRILLIANT ILLUMINATION OF GROIN OS. VARIETY OK Oi.rSlDB ATTRACTIONS. CHEAP Rl.TUUN RAILWAY TICKETS (including admission to the Exhibition; are issued from s!a.jions i«» this district; also excursion parlies arranged for on special I tfct-ajs. 43/6 I ] L A N D I L 0. BANK TTOLIHAV. ATHLETIC SPORTS AND BRASS I BAND CONTEST. u HAM) PROGRAMME. £ Tu IX PlUZES. APPLY—HOPKINS AND THOMAS, LI.ANDILO. bk22 I LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN RAII WAY. I CUBA? EXCURSIONS TO liiE WELLS. EVERY FRIDAY, SATUUDAY, and MONDAY, up to OCTOBER 26tii. CHEAP FUiSl and THIRD CLASS EXCURSION TICKKTS U> Llanvntyd. Liur.uamiuaix-h, LUndrindud aud But it h Wittfe. and Kb.avnder, wi:l be Nsued froiu lht» s.t*»i(«is named below :-aww>i» tA'ietc: ia:, Bay. Mumb!e>- 1-1 SPECIAL TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS. SATURDAYS ONLY. JCLY 11th toSEPTEMBER 12ib, inclusive, Special Train, 12.20 nOUlI, Swansea to Llantirinili>d Weiis MONDAYS ONLY. JULY 13 li to SKPTEMi2KK 14i h. inclusive, Specul Train, S.4U .t.m., Llaadi iudud Wells to Swansea. These Trains wil! only e..H at a few of the pi ii.cipa! stations. Km' ;.ai tiu'.w.c s -ee J 111 v iinie iabes. HALF-DAY EXCURSION'S to LLAN dU), LLAN- DOVERY, LLANWl:TYD WbLLS. LL.VNGA.M- MARCil WELLS and J.LAN Dl.'IN DOO WELLS, Also to UCILTH ROAD r HL ILTH WELLS. On THURSDAYS. Ji i.v 16ih, 23 id ami oUtli. Cheap Exculsfons Tickets will BE I-^ LK d. anil a l'asl Excuroiun Train "ill run as under Swansea '.Victoria) d' 1-50 Swansea Bay 1.53 Mumbles Road i-0. The Return Train will LmVo lliiiku itoad 8.50 5 .m., H.tudi-indodg.33,Lt.mg.Hmt)it<cij9.uu.m..L).tuwi!y<i 9.10p.m., Liaudovsrv y.55 !>.rri.,and LlaiuUloy.SS (■.in. 1 or 3 DAY TRIP t., l.iVKRPOOL ur Bill.l E-Yl K GARDENS, MANCHESTER: also SATURDAY to MON DAY at the ISLE OF MAN. On FKIDAYNIGHT. Jaly 17th. 1S36, an EXPRESS EXCURSION will be run ;o LIVlS: POOL and MAX CHESTER (Longsi^'bt) via the shortest and nic.-c direct route, from th" Stations named heluw, at Lbe times stated :— p.m. Swansea (Vic. Station) 10 0 Swansea Bay ■ lv 4 For tares and further particulars see bills. All information 1 eyaiuiug Excursion Trains cn the London and :'iürtb-Weste, n Itailway ":&n be obtained of Mr. f. amfth, Jjj trict Traffic Superintendent, FRED. HA 11! I SON. General Manager. Euston Staticn, July, lo9o. 5'Jl9. POCKETT'S BRISTOL CHANNEL STEAM PACKEr CO., LIMITED. PLEASURE MAGNIFICENT SAILINGS PASSENGER OF THE '^■SSbSBBBB^STEAM SHIP BRIGHTON (Classed Al at Lloyd's) from Pockett's Wharf, South Duck. Swansea. THt-MHAY. July 16th, 8,15 a.m.—ILFRACOMBE andLiNMoUTH.. TKUBSDAY, July ICtli, 8 p.m.—GRAND E\ kNING CRUISE. Fire, is. „nT, FRIDAY, Julv 17th, 3.1a a.ni.—ILFRACOMBE, CLOYELLY, and LUNDY ISLAND. SATTRPAT, Julv 18th, 9.15 a.m. — ILFKACOMBE ftad LY X M O L T H. Cbeao Excursions to Barnstaple, Bldeford, Exeter. Plymouth, ie.. every Saturdav and Mondav. QWANSEA BAY ROYAL REGATTA, O SATURDAY, -July ¿5lh, 1896, Weather and M.her .ircunisUne- piruiitting, the h inusoiuei.v titted Saloon and fast Passenger St.e^niei JOHN STIRLING iCummsnler, Cap- Win, Tnomas, late of s.s. Alfonso) Wili leave the West Pier on the above date at 9 ociock a.m. stiarp, and folios the principal Yacht liaces, re- turning to West Pie^ at O.30 p.m. FAKE, 0 6. Season Tickets, 10 6; inoiuding Regatta Ticket, 16 obtainable from Mr. H. Llewellyn, Old Ivy Bush Hotel, High-street, or at 13, Brynymor-road, Swansea. Regatt 1 Tickets taken beiore July 22nd can be had at 7 6. SUNDAY TRIP TO NEWPORT (Mon.) JVLY 26tli, 1896, Leaving the West Pier at 6.0 a.m., returning from ..Newport at 5.30 p.m. FARE, 5s, Refreshments to be had on board at moderate charges. Trips have also been arranged (which will be adver- tised) to Ilfracombe, Cloveily, Lynmouth, Tenby. Weston-super-Mare, Bideford, Burnham, Minehead, Jtc.. during the season. The above boat has heen theroughly upholstered and fitted throughout with electric light. 5050 SWANSEA BAY ROYAL YACHT KACE, SATURDAY, JULY 25tm. the magnificent Saloon sea-going Sleamer WESTWARD HO! OR C A. M B R I A., The largest, fastest, and most palatial steamer, I WILL SAiL FROM SWANSEA, At 9.30, te FOLLOW the RACING. Fare for the Sail—4s. 1 Ftf further particulars see Bii:=. I 5054 BURROWS SCHOOL, ST. HELEN'S- JL) HOAD. rOMMEKCIAL. MATHEMATICAL, AND CLASSICAL. M II STEVENS Begs to ann unce tu.t SCHOOL DUTIES will be REoUMLID on > T;ii-SDAY, J nly 28lh. ladivldital At t°otion uiven to Bnckw:trd Pupils to Insure their SuCCt«>, [?042 Prlva.te A,!clf/.s.50, ST. GEORGE'S-TEREACE. DEAL DIRECT AVlTH THE M ANV FACTUREUS- KNITTING ^7"OOL8, J^NlTTKD 110SIElty, AND IJNDERWEAR FOR ALL SEASONS AT j^j^AKERS' pRICES. SCOTCH WOOL & HOSIERY STOHES (FLEMING, llEli) aid CO., GREENOCK), II OXFORD- S T K E E T. QUALITY, c< nibined with Moderate Prices, is out first consideration. "The Cheapest G..eo" ue .or always the most economical THAT >AlTSKACTTi'N is given Ity our G"od3 is ihowuby the -oanv unsolicited testimonials received from 81.;1' letter urder trades, lid the increasing popularity A 11111' :\Ianuh<t.llre,. PROFIT is inade tu ollr Customers by purchasing loneat. Govls t'.jicot, from our JJil's turougti eur Sraaches, a" several intermediate Prolits are thereby javed. Price List ami Knitting Instructiull Book Free oa ipplication tv above Address, t-r FLEMING, REID AND CO., *ME WOUSTED MILLS, GKEUOCK- BEN EVANS & Co., Ltd. THE GREAT CLEARANCE SALE, UNMISTAKABLE BARGAINS IX EVERY DEPARTMENT. IMPORT A "NTT. Since the commencement of the GREAT SALE, B, E. & Co. have made several most IMPORTANT PURCHASES OF MANUFACTURERS' CLEARING LINES at about Half their Value, but owing to the extraordinary ö run of business, it has been utterly impossible to get the Goods ready for Disposal. TO-DAX. THURSDAY, OMM—— n~—'—■1 — ~11' "™ liowpver, ilic a love Puiv!i:.ses, consisiinjt of BLACK and MOUhNlKG D nESS GOODS, LINENS, CARPKTS, SHOW-ROOM and FANCY GOODS, etc, toother with The Ordiiurv SURPLUS STOCK, will be ciferedatSUCH REDUCHOXS from REGULAR PRICES as must secure the appreciation of the Public. BEX EYANS AND CO., LIMITED, SWANSEA. Swansea ;y 'ÿ V (s! y Kimows To-day that (j/j + CASH Suppiy th? ?cst /IS).A Drugs at the most CHEMISllS, Economical Rates. FIURE DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES, TOILET REQUISITES, I I CHOllCE PERFUMES, &Co9 &Co9 At an immense reduction from ordinary Chemists prices. Owing to the immense quantity of drugs they buy, lucy can buy so I cheaply as to be able to sell the very best qualities at prices usually charged for inferior kinds. No Old Stock S! Fresh Supplies IFMPly III DHVCir! i\IC' DDECrDIDTf AMQ accurately prepared with tine r li I Oivliiii J i i\LuVi\ir 1 iviiu best qualities of drugs by a Chemist fully qualifsed by Pharraiaceotical Society's Examsr!-a«1odi at about one: half the usual charges. (J/j Cash Chemists, t 2 Oxford St., Swansea. Also at BRISTOL, BATH, CHELTENHAM &c09 &c. .,oot s Pure Drug Co., Limited, Proprietors, JESSE BOOT, Head Offices, Nottingham. Managing Director PACTS NOT FTCTIOX. A WARNING TO THE PUBLIC: DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENTS BUT CALL AT DOWN AND SON STEAM CABINET WORKS, HIGH-ST. & MORRIS-LANE, SWANSEA, AND PERSONALLY ASCERTAIN THAT THEY ARE THE LARGEST CABINET MAKEftS BY MACHINERY IN WALES ALSO THAT THEY HAVE THE -L y LARGEST STOCK IN THE PRINCIPALITY TO SELECT FKOM AT PRICES TO SUIT ALL BUYERS. ALL GOODS GUARANTEED TO BE AS REPRESENTED. A Visit resp«ctfullv invited, which would be pleasing to anyone interested in the Coustructien of Furniture, 1817 TELEPHONE 142. INCANDESCENTBURNERS AT LATEST REDUCED PRICES. J H N O T T, ? T. HELEN S-ROAD AND QUAY-PARADE. SWANSEA. 46 I M c AVE R A'S I I GREA'l1 I SUMMER OI A T TTS oil-Liiio HAS COMMEiSJ CED ,i.\ _.J..L 11, CASTLE-ST. JULY STH, 189U 5C13 :) I TUESDAY, JULY 21st, i« the Last Day for Tickets. NEW GAU.EKY ART UNION. Ono Siullitie pei- share. i'h" Drawing -.viil take place on SATUIJDAY, A U(.i UST 1, 18SJ6, in Iht- New trallery, 121, ?tu-et, W., .it- 6.30 ".m., when the fulluwing l'rizes Nj!i I, Mr-t value £250. Second I'rizf.Uaitil irij; value ±'200. Third i'l ize. t'ainl in<i valui* £ 150. An<i otlii'i o from ,*100 rt .wn In £ 10 •Mich. I TICKKTS,—ONli SIlll.l.INu KACII,— e;u<hTicket emillii:;r the holder to «nc cliance in tha Drawing, may be had hum nil t h" |«- ilwi¡,al l'rinisellers. Music I "ud Rl'(,1,selle.s in the Kingdom—orwill te iurwarded direct hy the 1IlaJlager. on receipt, of cnvHioj.e (suiini)cd und directed; together with l'ostal i inter lor tlie number of Tickets required. JAMBIS LAW, Manager, 9945] 121, i.'egenl,-street, London, W. MAYPOLE DAIRY CO. 1 STILL MOVE FIRST. 4 MAY POLE BUTTER- REDUCED TO 11 D. PER LB I 51). M A K G A E I N E \7 E REDUCED To 4D. PER LB. JIll Y]>O L_E DAIRY CO., A Y 1)0 1-E J-) t Largest Retailers in LLie W orlJ, 109. HIGH-STItKET. SWANSEA "p ERFECTION SOAP AND LIFE ASSURANCE. All users of "pEUf'KCTIoii SOAP are offered a POLICY OF LIFE ASSURANCE, with immediate Uenefit, for <)>"K YKAK, M the British Workman's and Uuneral Assurance Company. Arrangenaents will be made to CODtlDUG the Policy year by year. The Policies may be taken out for all ages to 65, and vary fraua iE2 Zs to £11 10s, according to age. Polieiss Will be issued as soon as 112 (outside) Wrappers are sated and sent in. Last day. J lllle 30lli, next year, For full particulars see bills. h Perfection &oa]» is manufactured FULL POUND WEIGHT. t IF YOU WANT A pEKFECT DISINFECTANT, TJDOWBKFUL, NOX-i'UlSoNOUS CHEAP— j I^LKCTKOZONE rj JgLKCTlIOZOXB >-ATURE'S j^LECTUOZONE owN ..l'"j J^LECTKOZONE SPECIFIC. supplies your need. GEHM3 or all kinds instantly destroyed. due to the presence of germs immediately arrested. I^LECTROZONE ABSOLUTKI.V I^LKCTKOZONE J Noa- J^i.ECTHOZ'.lNIi -J POISONOUS.. LliCTROZuNE is a universal Disinfectast and is adapted for use Anywhere and livery where. Heals Cuts, Wounds, Bums. Aliuys Iniiammatiou, Sweetens S ilks, Drains, Cesspools, i.c. In- valuable iu the Bath as a wash and a Iotii.n. ELECmuZOAE SIMPLE I^LECTROZONFI -J A.N» E^LKCTUOZOISE J SAKE. J^LECTKOZONB Note the Trade Mark, "EO" (Electricity and Ozone). Of all Chemists and Stores. Quart Bottles, 1 Directions en eve, y bottle. Quantities in bulk or cask on special tcims, MKD1TKINA (MEDICINAL BLTX'TROZONE) MEDITUINA (MIDICINAL KLLCTROZONK) MEDITUINA (MEDICINAL ELECTRON ONE) A marvellous curative ageui. Cures Hay 1 ever. Cold in the Head, Scarlet Fever, Typhoid Fever, Dysentery, &c, lis .Bottles, 2 6 of ail leading Chemists and Sfores. Circulars ana Pamphlets post free irom THE BRITISH ELECTKOZONE CORPORATION, LIMITED, FLOUR M A R K E T S I CONTINUE TO DROOP. Wo are therefore enabled t. quot.. Per Score. Per Sack. FINES ltf. 6d 20s. LEATHER Tib Is. 8d. 22s, 6d. EXTRAS Is. lOd ZiJíJ. TAYLOR & COMPY. !LIMITED), 6, CASTLE SQUAKfl, SWANSEA. 99, OXFORD STREET. SWANSEA. 33, WALTER ROAD, SWANSEA. 100, BKYN-Y-MOtt HOAU, ST HELENS, SWANSEA. 2683
I THE "POST1 DIAii 1 I THE 1!¡ l'1!Œ: TWO Pei iur.uauces everv eveuin^; 7 al1l1 y v'clnek. lJ.¥.Th", Urigbtcn" to llfracombt and oit ii iievon coast. July 17 Sale of New and SecenS-hand Furniture at Pai k-streel Auction Rooms, by Messrs. Higmau Co. July 17.—1 or 3 days trip to Manchester, per L &, JV. W. I!ailway. July 18.— 'A dayitripto Sheftieid «nd the North per L k N. W. Railway. J [l I v tl.—Sale of Leasehold properly at I he Cameron J uly 21 to 31. — T. a ies, 1'vod, Laundry, and Cookery Exhibition at Albert Hall. Ai ill E Hotel, by Ale-.sis Duives, Sons, and Wat kins, Juiy 25.— Royal Regatta at Swansea. 1 Julv t'8.—frmnd By/iiamnd Fete at Stimiev grounds, JulV 28,-S lie of properties at Uoval Hotel, by Mr E. Tunbi idge i August, 3 —A'.lile'.lc sports by Treorkv. August 3. — Athletic Sp-irtsaudBritssBaad Contest ai Llandilo. August 6,-S"le r,f Residential E»t.ite, "Wcstfit." ,t Siepnev Arms Hotel, Llauelly, by Mr, >. M. Powell. LianeUy. In ;ti,l ,f August 26 & 27.—Swnns.-a Horse Show. September 2 aud 3— liaz.iar and Sale-of-Work at, Penliergiier.
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1896, NOTES & COMMENTS' AUleraiiiii Mayiiti failed, at the council inoiitimc yestcniay, to secure a seconder for ■ his motion to rescind a minute approving of a certain plan which had previously been rejected thrice. From this fact tlie alder- man may tlra w the inference that his per- sistence is procuring him the dislike of his colleagues. This may provj an inverted testimonial, providing he shows that his loyalty is to a principle, nud that his dfürts to secure resp-tot for the bye-laws are not confined t,) particular cases. That the building bye-iaws are being regularly violated with the sanction uf the council is a fact as unquestionable as that the town will suffer for the violations sooner or later. Bye-laws are drafted to be enforced not ignored, and the passing of olans is reduced to is farce when it is treated as s mp'y a form for showing favour to some people and harassing others. The discreli uiary power claimed by some nmmbers of the committee is a thinly disgui.ed method of applying the bye-laws with unequal force.
A crusado against the hooters and siren i will carry the sympathy of hundreds of the Swansea peiyie who live within easy distance of tiie Docks and Sands. The hooter is an unlovely instrument at the best, but compared with the siren it yields perfect music. We hope that Corpora- tion actltIl will not stop short with the nuisance on the Strand; a powerful hint may advantageously be given also to the manipulators ü, the sirenic nerve- destroyer.
Neither Mr. Martin nor any other sup- porter of the triple scheme is likely to dis- cover offence in the argumentative letter which we publish to-day from Captain Sinclair. It gives the case for the con- tinuous low pressure system of electricity terseiv ant] with lucidity, it is possible to antic.pate the reply which will be given to it. The Electric Lighting ('■>miitee will doubtless say that they at no predis- position one way or another when the two systems were considered, and that in selecting the alternating high pressure system they yielded to the weight of evidence.. They are convinced that the I latter .mits a town of the configuration of Svv^n»ea, and are unlikely to be moved from that conviction at the eleventh hour .1' As to the loss of energy involved in the process of transformation, it will be seen t that Captain Siucia.r makes the point that, however the cost of producing the elec- tricity may be met by the price to be charged the Tramway Company, the fact remains that a considerable amount of preventable waste occurs in the course of a change from a ternati-ig to continuous current. Controversy on these hues is highly educative, and we should like to see Mr. Sinclair dealing with the contention that a considerable loss of energy is un- avoidable even when the continuous cur- rent system is in force, but that it does not figure in the calculations sin^e the transformation is an essential part of the process of its production; all electricity being naturally alternating when first generated.
There is hope for the Welsh tin-plate trade in the entanglements produced by the Chicago convention. III the confused conditionofttietwo great parties we may tind a reason for seriously doubting whether the Wilson tariff will be touched for a year or two at least. Mr. Me Km icy, as the champion of sound money, will have to lean for support upon Democrats, who are strongly opposed to high protection I while Bryan, tbe ;3t)-.vear-olll "boy orator of the Piatte,"is, besides being a Silverite, an uncompromising upholder of a tariff for II revenue purposes only. What adds to the difficulties of the ¡ extreme Protectionists is the fact that the Silverite ileoublicaii senators from tiie West, and the Populist senators who hold the balance of parties in the Senate, have resolved to permit no tariff measure satisfactory to the McKinleyites to pass unless accompanied by a measure of relief tor the benefit of the Silver States. The latter is precisely the kind of measure which Mr. McKiniey, in case of his elec- tion, cannot poss;b'y yield. The well- informed New York correspondent of the 'Chronicle'' is of opinion that, until the composition of the Senate is changed, ail high tariff legisla- tion will be effectually blocked. "it is true,' he adds, "thaL an enormous high tariff majority might be elected to the next House. But 1 do not think that will be the case, for while the Republicans wili probably capture the Presidency, a large Congressional vote will be cast in Novem- ber lor the free coinage of silver."
The editor of the Christian Pictorial," in a racy description of the Llandudno Eisteddfod, makes a dignified and man!y protest, which the majority of thought- ful Welshmen will heartily endorse. What the Welsh nation still need is greater faith iu their own resources" he observes. "They have been despised for centuries, and now they have reached the stage of being patronised. At one of the evenino- performances, Dr, Edwards (Cynonfardd), one of the ablest Eisteud- fodic conductors of tins generation, came forwardand, with his clear and well-t: ained v"ice, made a. brief announcement which I rang through the vast building, and I having done so retired with becoming modesty. This drew from the fifty-guinea artiste to whom 1 have referred the remark J to a fellow-artiste, which reached the reporters' table, and which 1 supply only 1 as a sample—' That (i man has a good vole J.' Yes, that man had a good voice, and made it ring with a clearness and fulness which tho lady herseiC had in no instance attained, and that man' was there because he had been invited to cross the Atlantic to conduct that National Eisteddfod in the land of his birth yet no better epithet could be applied to this eminent Welsh divine of culture and distinguished attainments than that man.' Had he been an ICnghsh vocalist of the third or fourth rate, with a vast expanse of shirt front and a profusion of cuff, he would have been spoken of as a • gentleman but being an eminent diving and withal a Welshman, that man was deemed an appropriate epithet. The Welsh people have had more than enough of this treatment from BO me of the guests to whom they have too readily done honour. We are free, however, to acknow- ledge that there are splendid exceptions. The great masters who have visited the Welsh Eisteddfod, this and other yeais- have uaid this institution, as well as the Welsh nation, unstinted praise. Yet there are instances of young English artistes who have gained a reputation which they have not aiways well sustained during their visits to Wales, who seem to imagine that the best way they can reciprocate Welsh hospitality and kindness is to put on such airs and deal out such patronage as make the angels weep. Tiie sooner this is indig- nantly r jsenteil the better. Alt Hut Wales needs is a fair field and no favour. and if possible, still less patronage. With all the generosity of their race they will give cordial welcome to their comrades of the sister nation in literature, science, and art, on every possible occasion but they are beginning to get weary of the assumption and patronage which they have received 'ad nauseam' from a class of visitors whose conceit is the only foil they can I present to their mediocrity."
[By" FREELANCE- ] CRICKET. J. P..James, the demon Llanelly bowler, fairly came out of his shell in the match be- tween the Llanelly Water Rats and Ferryside last Saturday. He not only took a couple of wickets at a small cost, but was in tine form with the bat. I am puzzled to know why the old full back is not chosen for the Llanelly Seconds. They could do with a bowler of his class The following cheeky letter appeared in the sporting column of the "Evening Express" on Wednesday evening, in reference to the mi seemly occurrence at Haverfordwest, when the Swansea First Eleven visited that town a few weeks ago — Sir.—Kindly allow me a small space to contradict the statements made re the Swansea v. Haverfordwest match, as to the cause of the so-called "fiasco." 1 regret to enter into any controversy on the subject, but in fairness to the Haverfordwest Cricket Club 1 think it1 my duty to do so. As regards the condition of the wicket Mr. Letcher and Bancroft, together with the umpire, Mr. Livingstone, themselves inspected it before play began, and expressed themselves well pleased, and, in fact, said that they could not get a better wicket on their own ground. I think it should be said that it was tiie bowling and not the ground winch was quite unplayable. As re- gards another passage referring to caddishness on the part of the Haverfordwest Club, I do not -.ink that the gentlemen from Swansea are in a position to teach us (in Haverfordwest) manners. Centieinen as a rule would, 1. think. when they deliberately smash a window in the faces of sonic little boys who were endeavour- ing to cat'-ii a glimpse of the famous Swansea Xl., offer some remuneration to the care- taker, who is responsible for the pavilion. 1 may conclude by mentioning that in a conver- sation with Mr. Livingstone (the Swansea umpire), he himself stated that the Swansea men were at fault, and that he had told them :0.-1 am, etc., CRK ivETEK, Mr. A. C. Maclaren, the famous Lancashire amateur, has been relating some of his ex- periences to a cricket, reporter. In answer to a question as to whether there was any truth in the report that when he made his record score at Taunton the tirst bail bowled to him I hit the wicket without removing the bails. Mr. Maclaren said, "None whatever; it is a pure invention. Tyler clean beat me with this ball. but it missed the wicket." 1 am rather soiiy that Maclaren ha:' knocked the bottom out of this pretty little yarn, because it served my purpose admirably the other day in re- plying to the letter of a correspondent. My Morriston correspondent writer —After the adveise manner in which the Morriston Eleven have been criticised over their Swansea Seconds and Llanelly matches, maybe a woid or two of encouragement to them will prove a little more palatable to genuine supporters of the summer pastime. I'hat the newspaper columns h;e dealt unkindly towards them I will endeavour. briefly. to prove. On the occa- sion of the St. Helen's game, although some- thing almost sensational was witnessed in the two last batsmen pulling the match oat of the lire, the comments were all centred on the conduct of the umpire, who. it was alleged, made an error in giving a decision. That a "young eleven, such as the Moiriston boys are. should be robbed of the credit due. when records are broken, and such an excuse given the public, is exceedingly rough. let, in the Llanelly match, there is no end of congratulating the Llanellyites on their I victory. What would have been said about them had they recorded such a brilliant win 45 runs—against a team of experienced players it is hard to conjecture. All this has not been entirely disadvantageous to the Morristonians, for such a tori fciit of rough handling made them pull together splendidly at Burry Port on Saturday last. with the result thai they won handsomely, seeing 128 runs to 5/. For Morriston F. Cuuunings batted well, scoring 45. The other men who got into double figures were Ben. Griffiths (16j. H. C. Gibson (24), and D. Matthews \t2¡, The only Burry Port man who could stand the howling with any degree of comfort was F. R. Griffiths, who scored 33 out of the 57. Fred Rees. the well known Llanelly cricketer, topped the century for the second time this season 0'[ Tuesday, when he played for the Llanelly Tuesday team against Burry Port, on the ground of the latter. His first cent nr. this season was made at Stradey, when the Tuesday team played Mr. W. H. P. Jen- kins's (Swansea) team he then made 105, not out. His performance on Tuesday last, how- ever, completely eclipsed even this splendid eifort, Fred carrying his bat out tor 14:¿. The vigour and spirit which he introduced into his play may he imagined from the fact that his j 142 was ma le up of no less than 25 fours^- twits, and singles. Llanellyites hope to see this per- formance repeated in Saturday's match between Newport and LIanelly,
CYCLING. England is gradually being outdone by other countries with regard to the interest which the various Governments take in matters cycling. If instead of fighting and squabbling over amateur cum professiona! questions the N.C.U. were to set itself to do some serious work for the benefit of the wheeling community, we might have something to thank it for. In other countries the great sporting authori- ties go in for something else besides party bickerings. For instance, a great victory has been scored by American cyclists in the State of New York through the splendid organisa- tiou of the League "of American Wheelmen, By means of a united effort they succeeded in getting a Bill passed through the State Legis- lature compelling all railroad companies to carry bicycles free as baggage. The story of the struggle is a long one, and will make a lot of American cycling history. The Bill is known as the Armstrong Baggage Bill, and Congress- man Armstrong is to be banquetted by the grateful wheelers as a recognition of his eflorts in favour of the Bill. After this concession on the part of the Yankee Government we may anticipate the smashing of all the world's road records. It will be quite convenient in future for at j cyclist to take train at New York for Chicago and place his machine in the guarn's v,■ When he gets out at Chicago he will swear by all the gods that he has ridden the dis- tance in a given time. and of course the wonderful performance will be cabled across the Atlantic. The other day 1 was travelling from Swansea to Llanelly, and I found myself in the company of a cyclist who had the appearance of being weary, wom, and sad. We exchanged cards and became! quite ftiendly. A few days afterwards r: dropped across a friend of mine from Car- marthen. who told me that he had met tlrs re(loubtable man of the wheel, who had be n boasting all over the town rhat lie had ridden all the way from Newpoit in marvellous time. When 1 informed my Carmarthen friend that I had met the cyclist in the train there was slow music.
SHOOTING. The Llanelly contingent of shots will journey to Bisley to-day (Thursday). I wisn very one of them good luck and a lot ot prizes.
WALKING. This is the first time that the above head- ing has figured in this column, and its appearance now is explained by the fact ihaf. a few evenings ago Mr. William Henry Davies, the well-known trainer of the LJall- ellv football team, asked me to insert a challenge in this column that he is prepared to take on D. J. Daniels, the Llanelly Inter- national forward, in a mile walking race over the road or on the track, for any sum from £1 to £5, I don't know whether Daniels is willing to accommodate Davies, but failing this match it would ba interesting if a race was arrauged between W. H." and his old rival, who hliall be nameless here.
FUOTBALL. I am Sony to find that the balance sheet ot the ldv> v!i\pia Football Club for lasl season shows that the expenditure exceeds the receipts bv £24. 18s. 2d. The gate money for the season did not amount to more than £27 18s. 7d., while the expenditure amounted to £ 2i2 6s. 9d. I am inclined to think that there must be a mistake somewhere. An excellent fixture list has been arranged for the coining season, which includes matches with all tiie League teams, Swansea. Bath. Swindon. Clifton. Neath, Moiriston, Plymouth. Exmouth. and Bridgwater. ] notice" that neither Newport, Haneliy. or Carilili figures in the list. Why [ is thut because?
THE POST BAG. Last evening's tide brought ashore enouglii sackcloth and old toggery to furnish half-a dozen "sensational finds." Suggestions are already floating around tha^ Alderman Bradford should be induced tA7 occupy the mayoral chair for another year. Neath Baptists are taking advantage of thf warm weather. Twenty-five were dipped otf Sunday evening at Orchard-place Chapel. There's nothing new under the sun. Thety went in and came out of the ark in couples, and the Swansea parks tell the same tale. A correspondent sends us a contribution for* what he calls, our "post-bug" column. Will he kindly ea11'; There's somebody waiting here for him. Swansea town councillor (with a grievance i There are two chumps on that Corporations who ought to be kicked off." — Ratepayer (curiously) Who's the other one T At a local chape! last Sunday one of th" deacons announced that the annual pic-ni. would take place on the second Tuesday iuf August, the Monday after Bank Holiday The other evening a local preacher rendered the well-known Scriptural passage referring tq Jerusalem, "it I forget thee. O Jerusalem, may my right hand cleave to the roof of ill" mouth!" I never knew such a boy. said a proud; mother of her sailor laddie at the Sandtield.^ yesterday. Whenever he is home for holiday he's always away." And she is not Irish either. The Mayor of Swansea left every Aldermaa and Councillor far enough behind on Tuesday* He was mounted on a brand new bicycle, and. glided along with the ease and grace of a¡. Zimmerman or a Michael. A Gowerton woman has been sent a pot ofl cream by relatives in Devonshire. She is afr a; loss to know what to do with it, and hac sent back to know whether she is to greaa^ her hair with it. or use it as whiting. A fond mother complained to the Swansea* magistrates on Tuesday that her only boy was incorrigible. "1 send him to schooL" she said, "and he goes swimming." if he walked ta school there would be no complaint. Mr. J. Graham does not forget the "Post** in his clever medley at the Empire His knowleclge or is it his appreciation ?—if- Welsh newspapers appears confined to tha "Mail," "Expre.<;s," and "Post." In fearful anticipation of next Monday's hit' on the Brighton, a Swansea pressman is 3.1-, ready asking his friends. what's good for 'mal de mer' Something will surely be found ior him m the stewanl'j! sanefmn when th& teiriole moment arrives. At last we have discovered that policemeot." are not infallible. They served a summons' upon a Swansea tiadesman on Monday foth riding his horse on the wrong side of the road*' The "offence" was beyond the province of English law, and therefore was no offence aJ all. An envelope, bearing the following address^ and also the South Shields postmark, warf picked up on the Oxwich sands on Tuesday, by a,party of picnicers :—"Mrs. J. UrOVtHJII Overton, Gower, South Wales, Near Swan" sea, Wales." They don't teach geography] to girls at the elementary schools. The lack of the usual pulsometer apparatus6 for circulating the blood is. it seems, one ofr the sorrow; of the frail sisterhood. "1 haven tr got a heart plaintively ejaculated a 48th- timer at Swansea Police-court yesterday. "'But?' have you a defence suggested Mr. Fowler mildlv-Imt forcibly. She hadn't, and went downstairs singing "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay Swansea had in all probability a represents, tative at the battle of Firket, Mr. Gwyn, ol' the Mumbles, who is acting as war corres^ pondent for Reuter s agency, proceeded all the close of the Ashantee affair to the Soudanj and there is every reason to believe that he is with the Egyptian force which dealt the Dervishes so crushing a blow recently. At an inquest held at Cwmbwrla on Tues-» day. Mr. Augustus Lewis, her Majesty's in- spector of Factories, and Mr. Viner Leedeq were about to speak at the same time. Mr"1 Leeder. however, stopped, remarking, II- always give way to the Government. A Liberal one, of course." said Mr. Lewis. "Xo fear, was the reply, with the accent over the phrase. The cinematographe has fairly captured the public at Swansea. Mr. Mitchell, as hel contemplates packed audiences, looks as ;f lie wished the hall were made of ndiarubban' so as to hold a few hundred more people., And the novelty is worth the rush. Nothing so marvellous has ever been seen here before^ The triumphs of science are great and con- tinuous nowadays. Invention is racking aaT| brains 10 some purpose. Observes the "Mail" :—Is it the Swansea: Royal Regatta which is to be held on August- Ó at Keniig Pond ? Boatowners are. at any, rate, going to have a bank heyday outing t»> the pond, and they are going to (any their boats under their arms. This is a sensibler plan. They are sure of the boats that way.* A Swansea contemporary says: — Kenng Pond is a fine open sheet of water, and given fine weather the sailing is certain to be inters esting." Funny, is it not • Ihe t arditf iueai' of a regatta is the restiU of years of experience of so-called boat-racing on the Caidiff mud. rue numerous friends of Mr. Ted Humoy.¡ who has just seveied his connection with the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union,wish him a speedy return to an active position hi the cause of labour. led, as h? is familiar- ly known to his friends and acquaintances, has worked in the labour cause in South Wales and the West of England for a number of year# now, and for some time held the post of district- organiser in the Dockers Union. He's a gentlemanly fellow, a fluent speaker, with a." ready command of language, and is one 06 the few Welsh labour men who have read up. the fundamental questions underlying tralea unionism. Probably his retiring disposition- has kept him in the background. At anv rata. many a man with less brains, but with a greats deal more bounce and noise, has received greater, but less deserved success. Two well known Swansea gentlemen .1c.. c'ded upon a, trip to Kgypt several years ago and on the eve of slartingfor London boti; went to their bankers and withdrew a, sub., stantial sum a-piece. An important dire. tors meeting, however, conipulsorily detained „ue of them until the following morning, but the other started ah a.I. booked and too"i'( his passage, had a glorious voyage, and oanm back in two months time iu u famous suite °, health. Passing through Wind-street oo Thlfii day ol his arrival home, lIe was tou\ie'ei» ably astonished to lind his friend in a lively i condition. The ie-union was a veiv enjoy* able one, bet the vowtger piesei.Uv pd th* question. Where have you Iwen: whj$ didn't you coma along ?" The -other looked vacantly into spa p ior a lew moments, anti- then silently p'f his hand into his pc kefij, [and pulled «u<r tnilf-a-crowa." rem<"r !<in« quite sobeilv :—" Do you know tic" 2!S1 ( chew out. This is ail I've got left. been enjoying myself here ever hmvt voi^ were gone." And it was only too true. j