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I Carmarthen Borough Police…

. Cycling.


Cycling. An electric motiT h;is been built in Texas, weighing less than a tenth of an ounce. At a cycle parade held at Wandsworth in of the local hospital, an accident occurred, which re- sulted in the death of two men, while three had to be taken to the hospital in a serious condition. Cyclists who may journey to London, and are anxious to avail themselves of the opportunity of visiting the British Museum.will be glad to leftcl-I that the authorities have made provision for the storage of cycles. The Autumn Number of the Dunlop News has seen the light, and the Dunlop Co. at 100, Clerkenwell Koad, London, E.G. will be pleae-ed to forward a copy free of charge to anyone applying for same. A cocksure youth in North Wales saw a warning on a hill near Denbigh and smiled siipeveiiiously. He also took no heed of the sboutre of ¡xt<:c:ers bv, but rushed on to what those that knew the hill felt must be certain death, and their fears were fulfilled, for lie foil against a wall and was instantly killed. A well-known spot where the dang-v notice is disregarded is the descent at Wrotham on chief road to the seaside through the county of Kent. In addition to being steep and long the hill at itH foot enters a narrow witti houses close huddlell together, and the residents have become so used to accidents that they petitioned the Home Secretary to place a limit on the downhill speed permissible. Another hillside community, great!v disturb'd by the descending cyclists who sweep through midst, have passed a resolution iu favour of making it compulsory for all cyclists to dismount and walk down. Of course they have not power to cnforc-j so absurd a proposal, but that is their view of the only possible cure. When life sawing warnings are disregarded utterly what other restraint will have effect? The cowardly cyclist who causes an accident and then runs away is the subject of much anathema in the general press, but his counterpart when driving n carriage or cart is less vehemently com- mented on. Why? At Nottingham County Court a lady recovered £ 13 damages from a carter who ran her down, and left her, but the howl of indig- nation has been practically unheard, yet the fellow was particularly callous, and the case well proved. The cart driver was on the wrong side, and gave no room to a lady rider, whom he upset by entang- ling the step of his cart in her wheel. X ot con tent with this, he drove on, with the jigger dangling on the step, and not until he was pulled up by a policeman who saw the whole affair, did lie make any attempt to stop. And to crown all, in court, he pleaded that the lady was only a beginner What a nice gentleman Not many more weeks, and Autumn will be upon ns, the season of the year when roads —especially those covered with trees-become greasv and treacherous to riders. Perhaps it is at this "period that non-slipping tyres are most useful, for with smooth covers it is with the greatest diiffculty that riders succeed in keeping up right. If any of our readers intend having non-slipping bands fitted to their tyres we would recommend them to purchase the Dunlop-Welch which has always proved to us most satisfactory as a non-slipper. Probably one of the most interesting Counties in England is Kent, and at the present time the cyclist who is fortunate enough to have the time to spare to explore this part ot our fair islands, is to be en- vied in the amount of enjoyment, he would get out of a trip through the county. Just now the hop gardens are at their prime and a little later on these gardens will be brightened by that section of human- ity who gain a good living by picking the little flower which goo", to make up our supply of beer. Thus the very thirsty cyclist would doubtless find Kent doubly interesting. Cordung, always strikes us as one of the most remarkable men on the racing path. He has in- jured himself on many occasions while either train- ing or racing, and that often very seriously. Yet one sees liini out and about again, as active as ever, and as eager for the fray, in about a quarter of time that it would take anyone else to get well The writer had a chat with the plucky little Dutchman the other day, and a feature or the conversation which ensued, was the very light way in which Cordang referred to his several spills. He is a marvel to say the least of him. At one time when Robert Lowe, M.P. was about the only Member of Parliament who rode a cycle down to the House, the others members all looked upon the popular" Bobbie" as, weU, just a trifle "wrong in the upper story." What a contrast now, to be sure At the present day it is possible to see a perfect stable of machines stacked in Palace Yard, the property of C'cliii!- Times have changed indeed since the one solitary 11 ordinary used to lean against the wall of the House, and the march of progress has even induced Parliamentary representatives to follow the lead. What a wonderful thing is the cyjle, when every- thing is considered, and how useful lias it been in all branches of business and pleasures. At one ihno every phase of t was wrapped, as it were, in its own surroundings, yet nowadays the cricketer cycles to his "pitch;" the footballer does the same; the lawn-tennis player follows suit, and the oarsman finds cycling a pleasant relief from too much work on the water. Indeed the more we look at our pastime, the more convincing is it that the cycle is absolutely indispensable. Before long we are likely to see a very genuine game of cvcie-polo introduced into this country, something in fact entirely different from the so- called game which a party of Americans brou"ht over or "o The real be played as near the original as it is possible to do it with the exception of course that the, eyeb, will take the place of the One thing is certain that the new game will require much mere skill and precision than the style which the Yankees adopt of banging a ball with the front wheel.