WJustard and Cress. ■ -<> We have previously had occasion to refer to the eceentricities of Llantrisant poetry. This week again we received a sample of alleged poetry from the ancient town upon the hill. Realising th» sad fact that the agitation for a new public hall has fallen flat, a "Black Army" bard took down his harp and thus did he sing m dolorous pitch: I "THE LOST HALL." (Parody on the "Lost Chord.") "Seated one day by the fireside. My heart beat.ing wild in distress, I beard a loud voice shouting, 'This week's "Glamorgan Free Press; I ran to the window quickly—outside I could see the bov- I opened the door, purchased a copy, unfolded it. and then, what joy! '1 awoke to find I'd been dreaming— I knev. 'twas too good to last- The Nev Public Hall for Llantrisant I found was a thing of the past: It may be in England's History I shall hear of the. bust up scheme, I shall hear of the bust up scheme." Phew! Awful, isn't it? Why, in the name of all that's righteous, was not the .author ot this melancholy dirge also "bust up?" After all, it's enough to make a fellow despar&tc, yea, even desparate enough to attempt poetry or suicide, when he thinks how indiffereJlt the people of Llantrisant are to the needs of tKeir town. We congratulate the well-known Welshman. M. E. H. D ivies, J.P., on his being appointed to give evidence before -the Royal Commission on the basis of local taxation. Amongst others who sat on the Commission were Lord Balfour of Burleigh, Viscount Emlyn, Mr A. J. Balfour, and others. If we are not mistaken, Mr Davies is the first Welshman who lias had the honour, snd we feel sure that the distinction could not have been conferred upon a more worthy gentle. man, for he is well versed in parochial and municipal matters, and devotee almost the whole c-f his time in the interest o [the public. We await the result with interest. The well-known literary postman, "Castell- ydd," of Caerphilly, has been awarded by the Postmaster-General another good oonduct stripe now making four in all. Mr Lloyd has travelled enough ground to go round the world 13 times, having sgent quarter of a century in the Service. We are glad to find his long and faithful ser- vices recognised. Mr T. G. Nash, a collier, employed at the Albion Collfiery, has successfully passed the four following subjects at the science and art examination for May: Principles of mining- first classy advanced; steam, and the steam engine-first class, elementary; machine con- struction and drawing-first class, elementary; and geology-first class, çmtary. Ferndale has again been to the fore in horse-1 flesh. "Go Bang" has been shown at South Molton, Exeter, Taunton, and Weston-Super- Mars, taking ona first and live seconds, showing against the best horses in tho kingdom. Railwaymen have many grievances, not only } •with their management, but with the public in general. Here is a copy of an address-card which was attached to a basket sent frsm the Bhondda to Haverfordwest the other day: "To Havforwes station Pr Great Western Railway for John Evans carrier to Saint David for Mi Iward Carney Live Chickens with care." "John Evans," carrier," must be a lucky man in that he has the patronage of the WeIshpatroo saint. We are pleased to note that Miss Mabel Parry -youngest daughter of Dr T. W. Parry, J.P., Ferndale passed with honours, at the recent examination, of the Trinity College of Music, Cardiff Centre. Miss Parry is only 13 years of age, and was the only one candidate in the Junior Division from this Centre who obtained honours. Miss Parry distinguished herself at a previous examination by obtaining 91 marks out of a possible 100. Congratulations ara pouring in upon our gifted local vocalist, Mr David Jones, R.A,M, Cil- fynydd. Mr Jones' academical career has bpen marked by repeated and brilliant successes, but his latest achievement far eclipses his former splendid record. At a recent examina- tion he competed for the highest award in singing which the Academy can bestow upon him, and, though this was his first attempt, he secured the coveted certificate. Thus Mr Jones has fully justified his own strong ambitions and the fond hopes of his friends, and we heartily join in the chorus of felicitations, feeling, as we do, that he has not only covered himself with distinction,but has gained a great honour for cur town. It is sincerely to bj hoped that as time goes on Mr Jones will climb many more rungs of the ladder of musical fame.. The Town rings with the news that FRANK TnOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Bat. 2838 PHOTOGRAPH STANDS.—New patterns just ar. rived. Artistic and inexpensive.—FORREST AND SONS, Cambrian Studio. 2871 The ckief character*, sties of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be seen at his Stuclio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd. 3290t For freshest of tinned goods and richest of jams. Go to T. Harris for primest of hams, Central Stores. Taff street. 1349
The County Schools, Pontypridd. COLLEGE OF PRECENTORS EXAMINA- TION. Below is a list in order of merit of the successful candidates at the recent examination of the College of Preceptors: SECOND CLASS. 1st division, John W; Lewis (distinguished in English). 2nd division, E. Merlin Hopkin, T. Ernest Jones, Matthew Williams. 3rd division Watkin Wat kins, William H. THIRD CLASS. 1st Division: E. Olwen Evans, H. Charles Bevan, distinguished in arithmetic and algebra; U rias W illiams, distinguished in arithmetic and algebra; Morfydd Williams, Willie E. Thomas, dstinguished in arithmetic; Harold E. Summers, distinguished in arithmetic and drawing. 2ud Division Gwilym Gower, distinguished in drawing: Fred. Wm. Batt, distingusihed in arithmetic; Evan Evans, distinguished in geog- raphy and drawing; David John Williams, dis- tinguished in English, arithmetic, and algebra; Daniel William Awards, distinguished in arith- metic Richard B. Scudamore, distinguished in Arithmetic; Kate M. Scudamore, Frank Haden, Wilfred Bayliss, Maltilda P. Jeffery, Edgar C. Coole, distinguished in drawing: David Davies, Evan M. Bowen, Ethel B. Williams, distin- guished in geography; W. Leonard Beard, R. Stanley Evans, David R. Seaton, Leonard Mor- gan. 3rd Division: Morgan Griffiths, Thomas J. Harris, David J. Davies, Robert B. Jones, Thomas' Higgins, Winifred Lewis, Anna M. Charles, Winifred Howard. Juniors: Mabel Houghton, Catherine Wil- liams, Katie Moses, Sarah Smith, Dora Wright, Rachel Harrison. It is interesting to notice that John W. Lewis, who secured the highest marks in the school; Urias Williams, distinguished in two subjects; D. J. Williams, in three subjects, and Gwilvm Gower, in one subject, are the sons of hard work- ing toilers.
BANK HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS. Those of our readers who intend having a jory time on Monday would do well to scan our advertisement columns beforehand. With com- mendable enterprise and consideration for the public needs, the Taff Vale Railwav Company have made admirable arrangements for the day. Cheap excursion trains will be run to Canlilf Penarth. Cadoxton. Swansea, Cowbridve, St: Athan's Road, and Aberthaw, at times and fares stated in the advertisement. Eisteddfodwyr wi l have no cause to complain of thp special accommodation provided by the Taff Vale Company for intending visitors to the National at Newport during next week. Cheap excursion trains will be run each day at very convenient times. Splendid boat services have been arranged for Jrlondav. and the week by Messrs Campbell the Lorna Doone Coy., as well as the owners of the "Marchioness, which travels between Car- diff and Bristol. In each case the fares ars reduced, and faciljties are thus offered for .«joying most- agreeable holidays i
Eisteddfod at Gilfach. Goch. LIST OF SUCCESSES. On Mondav a "Diamond Jubilee" eisteddfod was held at the Abcrcerdyn Field, Gilfach Goch. Despite the unfavourable weather there was a very large attendasco throughout, and the competitions were keenly contested. Tho officers were: President, Mr E. D. Evans, Pen- hcolgerig, Merthyr; adjudicators—music, Mr John Price, Rhymney; poetry, Rev J. Gwrhyd Lewis, Tonyrefail; recitations, Rev J. Gwrhyd Lewis and Mr Tcrn John, Llwynypia; timbering and boring, Mr D. Sims Rees, Macsteg. and Mr Dan Evans, Llwynypia; accompanist. Mr T. D. Jcnes, Morriston; conductor, Mr Tom John, Llwynypia. Below will be found the list of prize winners: English recitation. "Henry V," prize 5s; G. Griffiths, Gilfach. Invested by Mr Tom Jones, Ogmore Hotel. Bass solo, "The trumpet shall sound," pri e 10s 6d, Ben Dcvonald, Pentre, invested by Miss Ada Williams. Soprano solo, "I know my Redeemer liveth" (Messiah), prize 10s 6d, Miss Miriam Thomas, invested by Dr N. Morgan. Englyn, "Rbyddid," prize 5s, William Jones, Nantybwch. Ysgrif, "Prif nodweddion bywyd Victoria, Brenliines Prydain Fawr" (English or Welsh, prize 6s: John Jenkins, Gilfach, invested by Miss Beatrice Evans, Duet, tenor and bass, "Gwvs fr Gad," prize 159; Gwilym Taf and Jen—n Rees, invested by Mrs Tom Cosslett. Adroddiad, "Esgyniad Elias," prize 5s, John Jenkins, Gilfach, invested by Miss Mary J. Evans. Pryddest, "Ein Brenliines." prize 21s; Gwilym Elian, Caerphilly, invested by Miss Blanche Evans. Juvenile competition, "Hark, ye merry elves," prize E2 29, and a silver medal; Gilfach Juve- niles, conducted by Mr John Webber. The leader was invested by Miss L. f. Evans. Tenor solo, "Llam y Cariadau," prize 10s 6d; William Rees, Kenfig Hill, invested by Mrs H. T. Roberti. Choral competition, "Gwanwyn," prize five guineas, and chair, value £ 1 Is; Noddfa United Choir, led by Mr William Williams. Miss Annie Jones invested the conductor. Male voice competition, "Valiant Warriors," prize L12 12s, and --old medal, value P,2 2s; Maestey Musicians, cmductor,Mr David John, who was invested by Mrs Snape. Tke second plaoe was occupied by the Mid-Rhondda Choir (conductor, Mr John Llewellyn). Timbering competition (open to timbermen), first prize, 30s; 2, 10s; 1st, John Jones, Porth; 2nd. Thomas Jones, Llwynypia. Timbering competition (open to colliers), first prize, 30s; second, 10s; 1st, John Evan Jones, Gilfach; 2nd, Herbert Jones, Gilfach. Timbering competition (cmen to Dinas Mairf workmen), first prize, 30s; second, 10s. 1st, W. T. Jones; 2nd, Herbert Jones and John Evan Jones. The whole of the prizes in the timbering com- petition were given by Mr Christmas Evans, Merthyr. I
PONTYPRIDD UNION GUARDIANS AT TALYGARN. Mr and Mrs Godfrey Clark, of Talygarn, kindly invited tfie Guardians. and their wives to luncheon on Thursday, the 22nd inst. The party left Pontypridd by the 11.20 a.m. train !Opr Llantrisant, and were joined by others en route. On arriving at their railway destination, carriages were in waiting to convey the party to the beautiful residence of the genial Squire of Talygarn. Mr and Mrs -ark very cordially welcomed their guests for the day. After tak- ing a stroll through the grounds, which was very enjoyable, they all sat at luncheon in the con- servatory, when the following guests were pre- sent Mr and Mrs E. Williams, Pontypridd; Mr and Mrs R. L. Phillips, Pontypridd; Mr John Williams, Trealaw; Mr William Evans, Tomyrefail; Rev R. Thomas, Penrhiwceiber; Mr Richard Richards, Mountain Ash; Mr W. liams, Cribin-ddu, Ynysybwl; Mr and Mrs E. H. Davies, Pentre; Mr and Mrs W. Little, Cefnpennar; Mr and Mrs "Abraham, Porth; Mr and Mrs D. Fenwick, Tylorstown Mr and Mrs D. S. Davies, Ferndale; Mr and Mrs Thomas Lewis, Llantwit; Mrs Phillips, Treorky; iu-r and Mrs D. Bryant, Llantwit; Mr and Mrs James Richards, Treforest; Rev Joshua Thomas and Miss Thomas, Coedpenmaen; Rev and Mrs W. Rees, Hopkinstown; Mr lhornas Jones,J.P., Maendy, and Miss Jones; Mr Evan John, J.P., and Miss John (niece). Mr and Mrs W. Thomas. Pontyclun; Mr D. Elwards, Maerdv; Mr and Mrs Lewis Williams, Llantwit Schools; Mr H. Anthony, J.P., Caerphilly; Mr and Mrs R. A. Lewis, Lloyds' Bank, Pontypridd; Dr Ivor Ajax Lewis, J.P., and Miss Lewis Mr and —rs Tiioinas Jones. Pontypridl; Mr W. Morgan; Mr Alfred Jones, Mr John Jenkins, Gilfach Goch: Alderman and Mrs Walter H. Morarsfn, Mrs Hill-Male,Mr and Mrs Sam Evans, Treferig, Mr E. C. Spickett, clerk, and Miss Spickett, and Mrs Willie Spickett Mr* Judge Williams and Miss Williams, Miskin Manor; Mr Thomas Jones, Biaenllechau; Mr E. S. Richards, Mr 0 H. Jones, chairman of Cardiff Board of Guardians, and others. The party enjoyed the spread laid before them by the kindness of the Host and Hostess of Talygarn. Tho Host, after proposing the Queen's health, submitted a toast to the Board of Guardians. He said that al- though of late years the Board had been in- creased in number, he, as chairman, felt no difficulty whatever in the exercise of his office to carry on the business of the Board amicably. He koped that all of them would be returned at the forthcoming election, and that thev would have the pleasure of working together in the interest of the ratepayers. (Hear, hear). On the Host resuming his seat, M rE. H. Davies, J.P. (vice-chairman), very appropriately respon- ded on behalf of tha Guardians, and all friends present, and proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Clerk for their kind in- vitation. This was seconded by Rev W. Rees, and supported quaintly by the. veteran Guard- ian, Mr James Richards, Before taking an- other stroll through the grounds, Mr E. H. Davies called upon Mrs W. Rees to render a son? whioh she did in a very able manner. After this the company were amused with a with a "Can Serch," by Mr Alfred Jones, and a humourous recitation by Mr D. Fenwick,entitled "The Bashful Bachelor," and to close Mr E. H Davies led an old Welsh hymn to the tune "Aberystwyth" to the great'delight of the English guests. Tea. was partaken of on the lawn, and it was amusing to see all the com- pany enjoying themselves in rustic fashion. The party returned by the 5.28 train from Llantri- sant, after enjoying a most pleasant day. The weather was glorious, and Mr and Mrs Godfrey Clark seemed fo enjoy the company immensely, and it should be said that the noble family at n' Talygarn not only invite the Guardians, but they also have a heart, human and kind enough to invite the poor children from the Cottage Homes and the aged poor of the Workhouse to their picturesque residence to enjoy a day annually. May they be long spared to enjoy their wea.,ti, for we rejoice to think that. such as Mr and Mrs Clark are possessed of wealth,for they are gener- ous and kind enough to brighten the lives of others who are less fortunate.
PONTYPRIDD GUARDIANIS. The weekly meeting of the Guardians was held on Wednesday, the Vice-chairman, Mr E. H. Davies presiding. Mr James Richards proposed a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Walter H. Morgan for their kindness in entertaining the children of the Cot- tage Homes and several of the aged- inmates of the Workhouse at their home at Forest House on Saturday week. The affable manner in which Mr and Mrs Morgan treated the child- ren and old people was everything that could be desired. Mr Alfred Jones seconded, and the resolution was carried with acclamation. Mr E. H. Davies: I think these good examples should not pass by without some notice being taken of them by the Guardians. Mr and Mrs Morgan have been exteremely kind not only to the children of the Homes, but to thousands of other children as well, I understand. You know we have the good fortune to have an ad- mirable gentleman to preside over us in the per- son of Mr Clark, and wo shouM avail ourselves of this opportunity to shew our appreciation of kindness and good qualities of our Chairman in askin- the Guardians to take luncheon and to spend the day at his beautiful residence at Talygarn. I think it was very kind of Mrs Clark to put herself out of the way with bei good husband to entertain us. (Hear, hear). I also propose that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr and Mr Clark as well as to Mr and Mm Morgan thanking them for the treats. (Applause). The Rev Joshua Thomas seconded, and the proposition was enthusiastically and unanimously carried.
THE DEATH ROLL. We regret to announce the death of Mr James Evans, Ynyshir, at the advanced ag-e of 90 vears. He was the oldest employee of Mr James Thomas, who has been very benevolent towards u him during the many years he has been ailing. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Thomas Eva.ns, the harpist, and known in ro- mance as the lover of the "Maid of Seer." The departed was highly respected by all, and will be buriod on fridaj at Cymmer, i
The World of Pastime. 4. By "The Sporting Scribe." ATHLETICS. There are some splendid entries for the Ferndale Sports on Bank Holiday, and granted a fine day, there will be good running. The entries for the Pontypridd Football Club on Monday are coming in at a rapid pace. On Wednesday morning over forty entries had been received for the 120 yards handicap, 24 for the 440, 12 for the mile, and 15 for the foot- ballers' race, but tiie entries did not close until Thursday. Thirty-one entries have been received for the cycle events, .so that there is every prospect of good sport resulting. Among the entries which have been received are :—F. B. Bacon, champion of the world Martin Jones, Failswcrth Tom Newburn, Crrdiff; Albert Jones, Maesteg; Hardman, Manchester; Jones, Ebbw Vile; Williams, Haverfordwest, &c. M is to be hoped that the spectators will turn up in their thousands to assist the old club and again put it in a sound financial position. Certain it is that the tanner spent will not be rpgretted, for it is doubtful whether suoh an army of atidetic talent has ever before been seen in South Wales sports meeting. The sports commence at two o'clock sharp, and the committee intends running off the events strictly to time, thus doiog away with the wearisome waits between the heats. Think of it! Five hours of first class sport for sixpence. F. E. Bacon, who will without fail compete in the 440 yards and mile handicaps at the Ponty- pridd Football Club Sports on Monday is th-a holder of innumerable records and champion- ships, among them being: 1, Mile professional champion of the world; 2, Miles professional champion of the World, 1896; 3 Miles profes- sional champion of the world, 1896; 4 -es professional champion of the world, 1896; 1 Milo champion of England, 4-17, world's record 1893-94-95; Milo steeplechase champion, 1892- 93; 1 Mile Scotoh reoord holder, 4.a; 2 Miles Scotch record holder, 9.27 two-fifths; 3 Miles Scotch record holder, 14.27 two-fifths; 4 Milea Scotoh record holder, 19.45 one-fifth; 5 Miles Scotch record holder, 24.57; 1000 Yards Scotch record holder, 2.17 1 Milo Isle-of-Man record holder, 4.23; 1000 Yards champion, 1892; Essex cross-country champion, 1893-94-95-96; 10 Miles Northern cross-country champion, 1893; 4 Miles champion of England, 1894; 10 Miles cljampion of England, 1883; 10 Miles champion of the world. The visit of this brilliant runnnei to Pontypridd marks en epoch in local athletics, and lovers of pedeetrianism should rise to iliv pcoasion by being present in strong numbers. FOOTBALL. The meeting of the Pontypridd Football Club on Mcnday was a largely attended and enthusiastic one, and the proceedings were harmoniously conducted throughout. The financial position of- the club is steadily im- proving, thanks to the indefatigable efforts of the secretary, Mr Gwilym Morgan, and if the team sticks well together during the coming season, there is no doubt but that the major portion of the debt will be cleared off. Nothwithstandicg the fact that the gate reeeipts last season were considerably less than the year before, the secretary contrived to wipe off no less a sum than f35 from the tradesmen's account. This is only another proof that the club has suffered greatly from bad management in the past, and I have yet hopes of seeing Pontypridd again rank as one of the premier organisations in South Wales, The committee elected is a very strong one' and the election of Ernest George as captain was very popular, and better choice of a vice- captain than Wayne Morgan could not be made. I am told that Alun Morgan intends nailing his colours to the Pontypridd mast, and I hope this statement is correct. Unfortunately, in the past. whenever a player developed first class form he promptly migrated to one of the premier teams instead of remaining at home and assisting to raise the home team out of the slough of despond into Wiich it had fallen. I earnestly hope that this will not be the case this year, but that each player will remain at home and assist to again raise Pontypridd into the foremost rank. The annuaJ general meeting of the Ponty- pridd Crusadfers Football Club will be held at the Bunch of Grapes Hotel on Friday evening, August 6tli, 1897. The balance sheet will be sub- mitted, and shows a. very satisfactory report. Officers, etc., for the ensuing season, 1897-89 will be elected. and other general business. AH mem- bers are earnestly requested to be present, and a hearty invitation is also given to all intending members. The following officers of the Porth Footfoall Club have been elected: President, Mr D. M. Jones, Glladsione House; 'vich-president, Mr Joseph Brooks; chairman of committee, Mr Herbert Maddy; treasurer, Mr Sam Hughes; hon. sec., Mr John Edwards; captain, Mr Dd. Jenkins; vice-captain, Mr George Green. CRICKET. Sackcloth and ashes at I'entre, and Jubilee flags at Porth were the order on Saturday evening. There is not the least doubt that if Porth can get their full available strength to turn out with the veteran talent in their midst—talent which is locally as distinguished as is W. G. in the county ndd- that they will be very near the top of the league. We understand that the veteran scored 35 at Plymouth in his best form, and that his vig a- tis (who is a chip from the old block), showed excellent form also. We shall be very glad to find our old friend David Rees, Ferndale, coming out once more into the cricket field, and then perhaps our chief, the Editor, would not mind putting on the whites. It would be an interesting sight to again see some of the veterans of the old Llwynypia team in the field to do battle as they did in the days when they had an almost unconquerable career, for our friend David Rees was one of the finest wicket keepers in the Rhondda, and is at all times as keen as mustard for a game. Treorky defeated Treherbert on Thursday last after a splendid game. It is quite evident that the former are deing exceedingly well this month, and should they continue at their present rate, they will not be found far from the top. Their last win brought their total to nine points, being bracketed with Mprthyr for fourth place. They possess a fine lot of cricketers, and special mention should be made of their brilliant wicket-keeper, D. C. Davies, who this seasan has acquitted himself admir- ably. It will be a great pity, and unworthy of the league committee, if he is left out of the next league team, which will have been selected by the time this appears in print. W. D. Jones is another fine player-as good a batsman as any in the league. Already in about nine innings he has made an aggregate score of 152 runs. Treorky have two stiff engagements to 'go through this week, having to play two league 11 games-at Porth on Thursday and Pentre on Saturday. The result of the former will be a matter of history when this is in print, but the excitement is all directed to the return league match with Pentre on Saturday next at Treorky. Treorkyites are exceedingly enthusiastic over this match, and much will depend on the result. Not to be over sanguine, not a few anticipate a close game, and a toss up for the winner. The match is advertised to start at three p.m., and there should be a large "gate." The Treorky team is not yet definitely decided upon, but will be selected out of the following Dr. A. G. Tribe çcaptain), M. Falcon, D. C. Davies, G. Chalke, J. Jenkins, T. Morgan, T. R. Thomas, W. D. Jones, O. Ashford, B. D. Williams, J. Sweet, J. Rees, and H. Hood. Cricketers," don't forget! A correspondent writes: The fight between Llwynypia and Pentre on Saturday, at Pentre, as to who should take the lead in the Glamor- ganshire Cricket League, proved a keenly con- tested and erjoyable game. Pentre found Llwynypia playing better cricket than them- selves, but stuck to their guns well, with the exception of one of their well-known members. This young man showed most unsportsmanlike and ungentlemanly behaviour. Finding his team losing he absolutely left the field of play and sat amongst the spectators. His shabby behaviour did not meet here with any sympathy, and, after coolly slouched on to the field of play amidst sundry appeals from the captain and players,and <he jeers of the spectators with his coat on, and continued to read a paper duringplay. The immense popularity and unique success of Prince Ranjitsinhji will ensnre careful attention be:ng paid to his views on the subject of Fielding at Cricket," now appearing in the WINDSOR MAGAZINE. He writes: "Now the quickest and therefore the best way to return a ball after picking it up is different in various persons. Some throw above, some below the shoulder, and no two have quite the same action in throwing. But all who excel in this point have two characteristics in common—they pick up a ball in such a way that the action of picking up seems to be part of the subsequent of hrcw-ng, and t:y thrQv; the Lal: h -l 1 any winding up or preliminary hesitation. A wicket-keeper was once remonstrating with a fielder for net having run a man out. Why, I threw it ia like a book," retorted the latter. Yes, you did," was the reply, but the preface and introduction were too long." Really smart throwers are very uncommon. The value of a run out is sometimes enormous. If fielders took these two facts to mind, and acted accordingly, runs would be harder to get than ever. It re- quires an immense amount of practice to get the knack of a qu;ck return and it must not be forgotten that quickness is of no use without accuracy. The most important point, after all, is to throw in such a manner that the man at the wicket-can take the ball easily and near the stumps. The three tilings to avoid, apart from errors of d-ircction, are sending in the ball so that it must be taken as a yorker, or a half- volley, or what one may call a good-length ball -that is, good length in that it is difficult for the recipient to see and judge it. A return should come to thf man at the wicket either on the long-hop or full-pitch, and that about a foot abGve the bails. Fielders near the wicket-in fact, unless they are in the long country- should return the ball full-pitch. Long-fielders should aim at making the ball arrive first bounce, and long-hop at its destination. With regard to throwing in from the country, the great fault fielders make is to throw the ball too high in the air. Clearly the lower its trajectory the sooner will the ball reach the wicket." TYLORSTOWN V. DINAS. To the Editor. Dear Sir,—Mr Priday has had plenty of time to do something else than trying to prove his case by saying he can do so. This is my last letter on the matter. I will give him another chance to prove that we did not win. Let my ten shillings only be at stake. I will meet him at the FRElo: PRESS offices auy time he likes, the Editor shall have the statements of both sides, and if he says Dinas did not win, I will hand the money over. If the Editor decides in my favour, I demand an apology. Can anything be fairer ? No more talking, Mr Priday. Let the proof of tho turnip be in the eating of it. P J. THOMAS. Mr Priday having opened the debate, he has, of course, the right of replying, but after this reply has been inserted, the cerrespondence on this isubject must cease. It only leads to ill-feeling, and the question as to which team won does notjappear to be any nearer settlement than when it started. THE SPORTING SCRIBE." PONTYPRIDD V. YNYSYBWL. This return match was played on the Ynysyngharad Park, Pontypridd, on Saturday, in the presence of a small attendance of spectators. The scores were as under PONTYPRIDD. FIRST INNIKGS. E J Leyshon c Dr Jones b J W Lane 0 T Williams b J W Lane 4 H Mulvey Ibw b Joe Lane 87 J Mulvey b J M Lane 8 W Mulvey b J M Lane 5 G V Evans b J M Lane 0 M Charles c J Lane b J M Lane 7 J Rogers c Rev G Evans b J M Lane 15 Hooper b J M Lane 4 D Jones b W Wigley 3 H Bull not out 2 Extras 7 Total 92 YNYSYBWL. FIRST unu N G S. J M Lane c J Mulvey b Evalis 1 J Lane c J Mulvey b W Mulvoy 11 T Truman b W Mulvey 0 R Hopkins b Evans I' Dr Jones c H Mulvey b Evans 0 T R Wigley b Mulvey 4 E Williams c Williams b Mulvey 0 Rev G Evans b W Mulvey 2 A Truman bEvans 0 N Other c Bull b W Mulvey 3 D Jones not out 0 Extras 0 Total 22 YNYSYBWL. SECOND INNINGS. Wigley c sub b Evans 0 J M Lane c D Jones b Evans 7 E Truman c sub b W Mulvey 1 J Lane b W Mulvey 0 Dr Jones c D Jones b Evans 5 H Wilkins not out 0 E Williams b W Mulvey 2 Rev G Evans c anti b W Mulvev 0 R Hopkins c W Mulvey b Evans 0 D Jones b Evans 0 Extras 4 Total 19 A Truman to bat TREORKY v. TRE-HERBFRT.-Tiie return league match between these teams was played on the Athletic Grounds, Treorky, on Thursday. There was a splendid attendance when the game started, which was an hour late through the late arrival of the visitors. The homesters batted first, and T R Thomas and 0 Ashford opened the innings. A bad start was made, for Thomas was bowled before lie had scored one, and J R Armstrong was dismissed for nil, both falling in the first over-two wickets for three. Falcon became associated with Ashford, who played a magnificent game, and the pair added 30 runs for the third wicket, Ashford being bowled for a well played 29. Tom Morgan followed, and soon let out with his usual vigour; Falcon in the meantime playing care- fully. This wicket also added 30 runs when Falcon was run out. The next two men were easily got rid of, and Perry made five, the sixth wicket falling for 73. Morgan continued to hit well, having mastered the bowling, but received very little assistance from the other batsmen, the innings closing for the fine total of 90, Morgan being 27 not out. With only an hour left for play, it seemed doubtful whether the match would terminate. Walters and Richards started for Treherbert to the bowling of Chalke and Falcon. The first wicket fell for two, and the bowling being good, the batsmen found it difficult to score, three wickets fell for 12, and then Emlyn Lewis and R. M. Rees made a stand, adding 30 for the fourth wicket before Rees was bowled. Lewis was the only one to play with confidence, the side being eventually dismissed for 61, a total which was reached more through the bad fielding on the Treorky side than by the good batting of the visitors. Falcon bowled exceedingly well, taking five wickets for 17, and Chalke deserved more than two wickets for 16 runs. Treorky added another two points to their credit by winning the match, which was very exciting towards the close, for it only required 15 minutes to time, and five wickets to fall with Treherbert. Luckily, it was obtained by brilliant bowling and improved fielding. It must be admitted that the Treorky fielding until the last 15 minutes was exceedingly bad, and through this fault Treherbert managed to pile up the score, which should only have been about 40. O. Ashford, Tom Morgan, and M. Falcon batted admirably for their scores of 29, 27 not out, and 13 respectively. E. Lewis alone distinguished himself for Treherbert, wto was supposed to have had their best team of the season out. Davies kept wicket admirably, and certainly ought to be in the next league team. Appended are the scores and bowling analyses :— TREORKY. T R Thomas b W Jones 0 o U Ashford b W Jones 29 J R Armstrong b W Jones 0 M Falcon run out 13 T Morgan not out 27 D C Davies b H Jones 1 G Chalke c Lewis b D Rees 0 C Perry c H Jones b D Reea 5 B Hood run out 4 T Ashton c Lewis b W Jones 0 T Davies b D Rees 2 Extras 9 Total 90 TREHERBERT. G Walters run out 1 D Richards c Davies b Falcon 7 R M Rees c Griffin b Hood g D Rees b Falcon 0 Emlyn Lewis b Falcon 26 W Jones b Falcon 2 W Davies b Falcon G R T Jones c Ashton b Chalke 0 Harry Jones b Chalke n J Lewis not out 3 D Evans b Falcon 0 Extras 8 Total 61 BOWLING ANALYSIS. Treorky Inniogs. O. M. R. W. W. Jones 12 0 40 3 D. Rees 6 3 0 12 4 E. Lewis 3 0 12 0 G. Walters 2 0 8 0 H. Jones 4 0 9 1 Treherbert Innings. O. M. R. W. G. Chalke 13 6 16 2 M. Falcon 11.2 2 17 5 T. Morgan 5 1 11 I II. Sued 3 U 9 1 I Pentre League match was played at Pentre at Pentre no Saturday. Both clubs turned out their strongest available teams, Llwynypia. winning the toss, sent in Pentre, and M. J. John anl J. Thomas opened to the. bowling of J. Goodridge aad A. May. The start was very slow,both men playing very careful cricket until the ninth over, when John's wickets were dis- trubed by Goodridge, the total being 5. Gates the next man in,next fell a victim to Goodridge's bowling. With Morgan in, scoring continued very slow. The third wicket fell when the score stood at 17. With Williams in the score slowly rose to 26, then Goodridge clean bowled Williams. B. Rees then partered Thomas, but the partership was not a lengtliy one, Thomas being out for a very carefully played 10. With Hughes and Rees together scoring became faster When the score readied 42, Hughes rose a ball into cover point's hands. With Einou Davies as a partner. Rees was scoring well, and brought his score to 17, when he was dismissed bv Good- ridge. The next three men, D. Hughes, T. Rees, and O. Royall, played most carefii] cricket, and the side was ultimately dismissed for a total of 63. A. Evans and R. C.Walters opened the visi- tors' innings to the bowling of B. Rees and Mor- gan. Evans was missed off the first ball. The partnership had produced 24 runs, when Evans was out. Goodridge then took the vacant place, without any addition to tho scone. Walters was clean bowled. Edmunds then went in, and after scoring two singles was bowled by a shooter fpom G. Hughes. Saunders was next man in. The partnership had produced 24 runs, when Goodridge was caught at cover point, his score of 13 being marred by one chance. Powell then became associated with Saunders, the score rapidly rising. With the addition of 20 runs, Powell was bowled. The next few men gave very little trouble. Saunders was top scorer with 41. The side were all oUt for 97. Ap- pended are the scores: PENTRE. M..T. John b Goodridge 3 J. Thomas c May b Alf. Evans 10 W. Gates c Powell b Goodridge 2 W. D. Morgan b Alf Evans 4 W. Williams b Goodridge 4 B. Rees b Goodridge 17 G. Hugbes c Powell b May 7 G. E. Davies b Goodridge 3 D. Hughes b Goodridge 4 T. Rees b (Joodridge 2 O. Royall (capt.), not out 1 Extras 6 Total 63 LLWYiS iiIA. A. Evans lbw, b Hughes 14 R. C. Walters b W. D. Morgan 10 J. Goodridge c Hughes b Williams 13 I. Edmunds b Hughes 2 T. Saunders, run out 41 A. Powell b B. Rees 8 T. Savage, run out 2 W. Davies 0 and b B. Rees 0 T. Jones, not out 2 C. Williams b W. D. Morgan 3 Alf. May b B. Rees 1 Extras 1 Total 97 ST. DAVID'S V. TREORKY.—This match, played at Treorky, ended in a win for St. David's by ten runs. In their second innings, St. David's scored 61, the chief contributions being 17 by W. Parfitt, 16 by Harding, and 10 each by B. Rees and Morgan. Score :— ST. DAVID'S. B Gabe b Chalke 1 B. Rees c Jones b Chalke 0 Rev G Price b Chalke 0 A Luckett b Morgan 8 W Parfitt b Chalke 0 o Morgan b Morgan 2 W Harding b Chalke 7 A Jones b Morgan 4 W A Richards not out 10 T Moore b Morgan 1 G Miles c and b Morgan 2 Extras 6 Total 41 TREORKY. J Sweet b Harding 3 O Ashford b Morgan 0 Dr Armstrong run out 0 W D Jones b Harding 0 T Morgan b Harding 5 D C Davies b Harding 0 S Chalke b Harding 9 J T Austin c and b Morgan 6 H Hood c Rees b Harding 0 L Thomas not out 3 H Lewis b Morgan 0 Extras 5 Total 31 Porth v. Plymouth. 1TW p--tJo. team journeyed to Pentrebach on Saturday to play tho Plymouth team. Porth were not fully re- presented, but they eventually won a keenly contested game by 15 runs. Bland bowled well for the losers, capturing u wickets for low num- ber of 20 runs. Dr Ivor Lewis and W. S. Da- vies also bowled well for the winners, while in willow wielding Dr Ivor Lewis (Porth), with a total of 35, was a long way above the others. PLYMOUTH. E. Lewis b W. T. Davies 8 W. Biddle o T. Williams b Dr Lewis 3 W. E. Harris b Dr -ewis 0 D. Jones c Saddler T. Davies 12 J. Bland c Davies b Dr Lewis 11 J. H. Williams, run out 0 Tim Jones b W. T. Davies 5 Sam. Jones, run out 1 D. Herbert, not out 9 T. Nash (capt.) c W. Lewis b Dr Lewis 5 Extras 5 Total 68 PORTH. Dr I. Lewis c S. Jonea b J. Jones 35 R. Rickards b J. U-ones 6 Sid. Lewis o Nash b Bland 0 W. Morgan c Lewis b Bland 0 W. T. Davies b Bland a A. Williams c Herbert b Bland 0 T. Williams c S. Jones b Bland 5 W. Morris b David Jones 3 C. Saddler, not out 8 D. Lewis b D. Jones 2 Extras g Total 83 CASTLE THEATRE COMPANY v. FFRNDALE. This match was played on the Athletic Grounds, Ferndale, before a good number of spectators, Alexander for Ferndale, and Barnes for the theatricals, being in good form. The home club won by 26 runs. Scores :— CASTLE COMPANY. Barnes b Llewellyn 32 Clitheroe run out 0 F. Haggar b Morgan 1 Gidaings b Morgan 0 Lloyd b Morgan 0 Charles b Alexander 3 Whittaker b Alexander 0 Leach 1 b.w. b Alexander 4 Everson c Morgans b Alexander 2 Bell b Alexander 0 Carrick not out 5 Extras 6 Total 53 FERNDALE. D Morgan b Haggar 3 J Gurnie b Barnes 11 G Syms b Haggar 3 G Davies b Haggar 0 I Kingston b Giddings 11 W Alexander c Everson b Clitheroe 35 R Phillips b Clitheroe 2 Southwood b Clitheroe 6 G Llewellyn c Whittaker b Haggar 0 S Thomas b Clitheroe 0 H Kingston not out 2 Extras 6 Total 79
Prince Ranjitsinhji on Fielding. The art of fielding at cricket is most ex- haustively discussed by Prince Ranjitsinhji in the WiNBSOit MAGAZINE for August. «' The importance of good fielding is very easy to demonstrate. Each catch that is missed simply adds another batsman to the opposing sido. If five catches are dropped, the side that drops them has to all intents and purposes fifteen men to dispose of instead of ten and each man who thus receives a second innings starts with the advantage ot having more or less got used to the light and the state of the wicket. Again, let us suppose that each man on a side gives away in each innings three runs which he might have saved by a little more dash and keenness. Not only has the opposite side 33 more runs added to its score without the trouble of making them by their own efforts, but the side which gave the runs away has 33 more runs to get than they need have had, and consequently has given itself so much the greater chance of meeting with bad luck. A lun saved is more than a run gained it is a run that need not be got. Rurs vary in value. It is infinitely irore than three times harder for a side to get 150 runs than it is to get 50. It is infinitely easier for an individual to save 20 runs by good fit lding than it is for him to make 20 by good batting In a particular match the best batsman in the world may twice fail to rc-r-. Suppose he is a bad fielder, and fcUts uvr wdl Lc saijjht if lioldii g iu tl1.: country, 25 runs each innings. Not only has he made no runs himself, but has burdened the rest of his side with the necessity of making 50 runs more than they otherwise would have required. He has practically deducted 50 runs from the score of his side. Let us imagine that but fcr his bad fielding there would have been only 100 runs to get to win. As it is, there are 150. Clearly, as far as concerns him, 50 runs must be scored before one is counted. In a way, the strength of a fielding side must be measured by its weakest member, as that of a chain by its weakest link. Whenever there is a really bad fielder on a side, more balls seem to go to him than to anyone else. Put him where you will, he seems to attract the ball. If there is a catch to be caught that would win the match, it seems always to seek the hands of the weaker brother. If lie misses it, the efforts of the side are all spoilt and rendered futile. Mistakes cannot always be avoided, but with proper measures taken their frequency may be astonishingly diminished.
PONTYPRIDD FOOTBALL CLUB, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. SATISFACTORY POSITION OF AFFAIRS. The annual general meeting of the Pontypridd Football Club was held at the White Hart Hotel on Monday evening. Mr Ack Llewellyn presided ever an exceedingly large attendance, v. hiciT included all tho prominent football enthu- siasts of the town and district. Judging by the enthusiasm shewn at this meeting the officials of the club will not have any cause to grumble at the lack of support during the coming seasoc. The secretary, Mr Gwilym Morgan, read his balance sheet, which we append; Reoeipts. s. d. Gate receipts—1896—1897 187 1 6 Season tickets 20 17 6 Subscriptions 16 14 0 Touring guarantees (a) Barnstaple 25 0 0 (b) Cinderford 10 0 0 Proceeds of prize drawing 7 211 Thursday Foot-ball Club, rent 6 0 0 Compensation from Ferndale Club 2 0 0 Refunds from T.V.R. Company 0 18 9 Refunds from G.W.R. Cempany 0 9 0 Use of Jersiea 0 10 0 Total 276 13 8, Expenditure. £ s. d. Brake and train fares 46 17 7 Refreshments 30 9 1 Rent of ground (two years) 40 0 0 Jersies and knicks 23 15 6 Expenses to Barnstaple 25 0 0 Expenses to Cinderford 9 5 0 Referees 8 9 6 Visiting teams 20 18 0 Boots 16 9 9 Repair to grounds 12 19 1 Printing 9 5 0 Postages 4 10 Police account 5 5 0 "3r Washing jersies 4 4 2 Billposting 2 3 6 Taking balls from river 19 6 Caretaker of dressing room 16 0 Advertising 16 8 Embrocation 1 4 2J Sec'y's expenses to W.F.U. meetings 12 6 Telegrams 0 18 2 J Stationery 013 2 Glamorgan County Club 110 Glamorgan League 0 10 6 Lemons 0 8 6 Caretaker of ground 10 0 Sundries and incidentals 4 10 3 Balance in hand 1 10 0 Total 276 13 8 At the end of the 1895-6 season there was £f27 15s 9!d. owing to tradesmen, but at the end of the last season this had been reduced to jE91 16s Id, and this not withstanding the fact that in 1895—6 the gate receipts amounted to JE224 17s 7d, and in 1896-7 only to JB187 Is 6d. Thus with an income decreased by JE37, no less than £35 of the old debt had been wiped off. In these figures the profit on the last sports are not taken into account, neither is the balance owing to the late treasurer, Mr J. D. Jones. The reading of the balance sheet was re- ceived with applause, and OR the propositioM of D. W. Davies it was unanimously adopted, the Chairman remarking that their financial position was much better L toon they anticipated. Considering the meagreness of the gate he did not think they would be able to wipe off any of the debt. The election of captain was then proceeded with, and the following gentlemen were nominated: Messrs William Rees (P.C.), Ernest George, Wayne Morgan, amd Alun Mor- gan. The latter, however, withdrew, as did also P.C. Rees, who said he had not sufficient. time to devote to the duties. The result of tho voting was: Ernest George, 49, and Wayne; Morgan, 29. Mr George returned thanks in a manner far more appreciated by the crowd than speech. For the post of vice-captain three nominations were received, viz. T. Bryant., Wayne Morgan, and P.C. Rees, the voting re- suiting: Wayne Morgan, 34; P.C. Rees, 31, and T. Bryant, 14. The voting for the eaptaincv of the second fifteen resulted in the election of Abe. Davies, with 31 votes, D. L. Davies being the nmner up with 24 votes. The position of vice- captain of the seconds seemed to be a most popular one, there being no less than ten nomi- nations received. W. Roes obtained the post with 21 votes, D. L. Davies again being second with 20 votes. Mr Gwilym Morgan was unani- mously re-elected secretary, Mr Jake Rowlands proposing a vote of thanks to him, and remark- ing that he had done his work in a most energe- tic manner. The Chairman complimented the meeting upon the wisdom of their choice, and said Mr Morgan was a most efficient and hard- working secretary, and the meeting could not have made a better selection. Mr Morgan re- sponded, and said he was prepared to do every- thing he could for the welfare of the club in the future as he had in the past. Messrs David Williams, George Parfitt, J. McGregor, and J. E Brooks, were nominated for the treasurer- ship, but Messrs Williams and Parfitt withdrew and as Mr Brooks failed to find a seconder, Mr McGregor was declared eIecied: It was decided to increase the number on the match committee from five to seven, and the following gentlemen were nominated: Messrs W. Williams (Maltsters' Arms), John Harris, Ack Llewellyn, Evan Richards, David Williams, T. E. Lewis, Ivor Howells, W. Haines, W. M. Lewis, George Parfitt, and Gwilym Hughes, While the nominations were being received much merriment was caused by a young man named Barnett rising to his feet and saying, "I beg to propose Mr George Parfitt, en bloc," adding sotto voce, "I don't know what it means." The result of the ballotting was: Elected, Ack Llewellyn, 81; J. Harris, 70; George Parfitt, 63; T. E. Lewis, 62; William Williams, 62; David Williams, 60: and Ivor Howells, 57. Non- eleetod, Evan Richards, 44; W. M. Lewis, 28; W. Haines, 18; and G. P. Hughes, 13. Messrs Arthur Arnott and Tom Phillips were proposed to the new position of assistant secsretary, and the voting resulted in the appointment of the latter. On the proposition of Mr J. Rowlands, seconded by Mr Ack Llewellyn, a vote of thanks was accorded the police for their: services during the past season, Mr Godfrey L. Clark, J.P., was again re-elected president. The meeting then terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
Llantwit Major Eisteddfod. The fourth annual eisteddfod promises to be a grand success. As usual, it will be held in a spacious marquee in a. field near the new rail- way station, and it is to be regretted that the new line will not be opened in time for tho eis- teddfod. A good number of brakes will, how- ever, meet the trains at Cowbridge, and, given a fine day, the drive through the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan will be a treat to lovers of nature. The 'Squire of the Ham, Llantwit Major (Mr lutyd Nicholl) will be the president, and for the fourth time a Pontypriddian, in the person of Mr Morgan Morgan, Bodhyfryd, will act as conductor. Mr Ben Davies, the chaired and crowned bard, will adjudicate the poetical effu- sions, while Mr E. Williams, L.C.M., Pontymis- ter, and Mr D. Thomas, F.T.S.C., of Bridgend, will take charge of the musical department. The recitations will be adjudicated b- the Rev S. Jones, Treos, and Mr A. Williams, school- master, Porth. The exciting ambulance com- petition will be judged by Doctors Thomas, of Bridgend, and Spreatt, Llantwit Major, while Mrs' Ct.rne, St.. Dormatt's Castle, and Miss Thomas, Dmlaiids (who, by-the-bye, is a daugh- ter of the late Mr inund Thomas, LIwyn- celyn) will decide upon the merits of the com- petitors in fancy work. Mr D. J. Williams, of Dolgelly, and Miss Annie Williams, Llantwit 'Jajor, are the accompanists for the day. In addition to the intellectual treat which awaits the visitors to the eisteddfod, the committee have made extensive preparations for refreshing the inner man; and it is intended to supply re- freshments at very moderate prices. The Com- mittee, and especially the secretary, Rev B. Lewis, have exerted themselves to tho utmost to make this eisteddfod, like its predecessors, a success, and wo are sanguine that their efforts will be rewarded. In the evening, as usual, a grand concert will be riven, when the renowned Llnnrllv soprinc. Madame Thomas, and Oilier exeunt artistes, will tali; i&it.
Cycling flotes. y b By Pedalphast. Lamplighting times: July 30th, 8.49 p.m. July 31st. 8.47 p.m. August 1st. 8.45 p.m. August 2nd, 8.44 p.ur. August 3rd, 8.42 p.m. August 4th, 8.40 p.m. August 5th, 8.38 p.m. Treforest Cycling Club riins: July 31st, August 2nd, Tour to Monmouth via Hereford; August 5th, Caru~i, 3 p.m. At midnight on Saturday eight members of the Treforest Cycling Club turned out for the all night run to Chepstow. A start wag made at 1.15, and on reaching Machen the rain came down in torrents, compelling the riders to seek shelter under the hedges. Hav- ing at last found a dryer shelter they were foroed to remain there until after 3 a.m.. when the rain stopped. On re-starting, however, the roads quickly dried, and Chepstow was reached shortly before six o'clock. Here breakfast was partaken of, after which three of the members continued the ride to Tintern Abbey, the re- mainifig niders, in the meantime, stretching themselves on ic floor of their room, there 11, sleep. Rain again descended before dinner, but they were merely showers, and the return iourney was commenced shortly after two o'clock. By this time the wind had increased into a gale, which blew direct into the teeth of the n ers, but with grim determination they plodded 00, and Newport was reached in due course. From here the wind was not quite so keenly felt, and all went well until Upper Boat was reached, when rain descended in torrents, drenching the wheelmen to the skin. However, Treforest being only about a couple of miles away no no- tice was taken of this. and the riders continued until home was reached, thankful to be able te get rid of their dripping garments and into dry ones. Notwithstanding tke inclemency of the weather the ride was thoroaghly enjoyed by aM the party. To-morrow (Saturday) ke annual tour of the club will be held, the destination this year being Monmouth via. Hereford, returning home OR Monday wight. Thirty-one entries have been received for the cycle races at the Football Club sports on Mon- day ,and these include Frank Barkaway, Hop- kin Davies, David Davies (Llantwit), T. Lewis, J. Evans, J. R. Evans, W. J. Evans, T. Osman, R Francis, Eddins, Cardiff, and others. In each raca a time limit will be fixed .and unless the race is ridden within the stated time the riders will be disqualified or the race will have to be re-run. Which of the two courses will be adopted will be decided to-night. A somewhat novel event will take place at Coventry on Tuesday. A cycle race meeting is to be held on the track there, and one of the items of the programme is an hour's race be- tween J. W. Stocks, who holds the world's record for one hour of 32 miles, 448 yards, and an oil motor cycle. Of course, ib would be easy enough to make a motor bicycle which no man breauj_ng could livr with after it had once got full pace, but the machine which will be ridden against Stocks is as nearly as can be estimated just about as fast, or, perhaps, a little speedier, that is to say, the imotor machine unpaced ie calculated, to do abonfc 32 miles an hour, and Stocks, when paced or led by quintettes, can do about the same speed. Last Thursday morniRg, at the Swansea Police Court, a number of cyclists were summoned for obstructing the footpath by allowing their bi- cycles to remain standing alongside the pave- ment. In one case a cyclist swore he had JeH his bicycle in charge of a lktle boy whilst he entered a shop to obtain some refreshment. The Stipendiary said he womd take a week t. eonsider the application of the law to this form of obstruction. This is a new phase of the law which makes a bicycle into a carriage. If every time a cyclist stops or wishes to make a pur- chase, he must leave the machine on the road in charge of someone, we shall find the policemen throughout the country engaged in donig nothing but obtainm* convictions against cyclists for leaving theiK carriages (?). This is by far the most ridiculous act with whicfi policemen, armed with official authority, have perpetrated upo* cyclists. As our readers are aware, it is now necessary when taking bicyc.cs by train to have a label, with the name and address of the owner there- on, attached to the cycle. With their usual enterprise the Hammond in Com- pany, Pontypridd, are marketing a neat little German silver name plates to Ix'! attached to the head of the machine, and this useful little article they are selling, with the name and address en- graved on it,for the insignificant sum of eighteen pence. Apart, from its utility when going by train, it is a handy means of identifying one's machine in a crowd of others.
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Preliminary Law Examination SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. In the list we find the names of Mr Sydney A. Lewis, son of Dr 1. A. Lewis, J.P., Cvmmer, Porth (July examination); Mr L. W. Kirkhouse, son of Mr Herbert Kirkhouse, Bryn Bedw, Ty- lorstown (May examination). Both gentlemen were pupils of Mr J. M'Clune, 11, Richmond road, Cardiff.