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CRICKET. Wel.-hueol a rare chance of defeating the tough Montgomery team on Satcru'i' and it must have been rai her annoying to miss such an oppor- tunity. 'i'li v ought to have won, but Charlie V» il .nr.is said they ought not, and he bad most voic-3 ia the matter. Things are not quite as they should he when so much depends upon the whim of one uian. To dismiss Montgomery on a good wicker for 45 was a most creditable performance by and Hart. Both bowled well and effective* v. aud the of Welshpool was good. Tom ley (13), C. B. Williams (11). and Shaw (9) shott >:•! good batting form. br.t r.hat of the rest of the team was very feebie. The Montgomery cricketers are not extra strong in batting, though there are half a dozen men in the team good enough for a big score at any time. It is in the bow!in«- where Montgomery shine, and this season Charlie Williams has bowled better than ever, though the wickets have been in favour of the batsmen." Hiles was badiv run out- before lie scored through, an error of judgment, and 1). R. Jones hit out when he should'lit. Parry, J. H. Addie, and G. Owen batted steaimy for a time and revived the hopea of W elsupool. hut these feH to zero when Makepeace and Hart tailed to score, It is seldom the latter player gets a cypher, but here he was out to a ma.gniiic.'?i<, catch by Shaw. The rest of the team fell an easv prey to the doughty Charlie, and the last wicket fell with the score at 30 only. The bowling of Montgomery was excellent. 'Charlie Williams, oa a good wicket, took 8 wickets for 10 runs. Shaw, too, bowled well, and he deserved more success than he met with. In the second innings ct Montgomery, Parry and Hart did not bowl, and Montgomery hit 52 for 4 wickets. The young bat of the team, Davies, showed most promising form for 13, and T. S. Davies played well for 24. The game was as pleasant as it was exciting. Arl(lt,8" exciting game was played at Newtown between the two town teams—though here most of the excitement was before the match. Newtown took first iuuings, but Alf. Edwards soon began to work, and wiih W. E. Pryce-Jones, who went on late, dismissed the Town team for 32. The batting of Newtown was very poor, with the exception of that of Richards. The captain set his men a splendid pattern in steadiness and nerve, though they cotdd not follow it. He carried his bat right through for an admirable 19, aud kept as cool as a cucumber, while his mates were for forming in procession. Alf. Edwards took 6 wickets for 12 runs, but W. E. Pryce-Jones had the grand analysis of 4 wickets for 3 runs. R.W.W. started well with Cannon and W. E. Prvce-Jones. They looked like knocking off the runs, but at 20 both fell, and the score was only 44 when seven were down. A small score seemed certain, but Pugh, who had been playing in admirable style since the fall of the first wicket, was joined by Taylor, and the veteran hit as he was wont to do, and in a short time put on 25. Marston too followed the example of his old comrade and played well for 14. Pugh was last out for all admirable innings of 36, and he had much to do in placing his side so far ahead. He gave one chance after scoring 25, but it was a good innings notwithstanding this. P. W. Jones bowled well, and took 5 wickets for 41. The Oswestry men played a capital up-hill game on Saturday, and when time was up had not much the worst of matters. They went to Crewe to face the L. & N. W. Works Club. The railway men played a fine game, especially J. Piatt 38 not out, J. M. Williams 34 and Tweedy 22. When nine wickets fell for 141 the innings was declared. After a very poor start the Oswestry batsmen showed sterling defence, and succeeded in playing out time. H. W. Sabine carried off the hatting honours with a capital 31..J. Whitfield also showed good form for 10. Goboweu made a very poor show at Llany- mynech. The latter club placed a strong team in the field, and in the first innings dismissed their opponents for 27. Jim Morris was the only player to show any confidence, and he hit merrily for 14. F. Goug-h took 6 wickets for 15. and H. Price 4 wickets for 10. For the loss of one wicket Llany- mynech hit off the runs and seemed in for a good score, but after Pugh and Wilshara were out, G. Pitt was the only man to make anything of a stand. He got 17 in nice form. and Wilsham hit hard and well for 19. The total was 74. In the second innings of Gobowen the batting was worse and worse. Six wickets fell for 6 runs, 3 of them being extras. Wilsham got 3 for 2 runs, Pugh 2 for 1, and Coleman 1 for 11. The Oswestry Grammar School had, as usual, no difficulty in disposing of the Hereford County College team. By admirable batting nearly all through the team the JSchool scored 155* F. C. Parry 35, T. Ll. Harry 26, and J. D. Evans 22, being top scores. The College could only reply with 61. Principally through the grand hitting of Clapp, Whittington were easily beaten by Park Hall. Bagguley and Charles bowled so well that the Whittington batsmen were all out for 31. Tatman got 12 by good play but the form of the others was weak. Bagguley did the hat trick. Charles and Clapp very quickly polished off the runs and added many more before they were out. Clapp's innings of 116 was an exceedingly fine one and contained two sixes and no less than 19 fours. Charles batted well for 36. With the exception of these two there was nothing in the Park Hall batting and Roden- hurst and Williams easily got them out. Ellesmere College can turn out a good team if required. They polished off Wynnstay with the greatest ease although the latter were a good team. f. at Wytmstay is a very good one but so v ^eni1 and Lea bowl and so smart was the th" ^ynns*ay only made 57. In reply to m!e^e put 0n for the loss of only six Wickets. The feature of the innings was the fine 25 J R 5 „wh? scored 65> Hare 18, C. H. Lea good batting form.Hlbbert 25 °Ut W6re a" in nlace an<* amusiug cricket match took School XI inrf8 *7 J.esterday week between the dftion, Tho f XL' ander the usual con- creditable and wkh7 a WaS Very their able coach they will fn ZT £ ■?? the tables on their victor" a11 Probability turn 0nih"e^r? cTratuiati K W !V" wThhet|ViWer8 8ho^S? formga0l round. With the excemion of TA.IT 1 16 the R.W.W. batting was bad r°T °U, Swettenham bowled effectively for th*. -l-0063 a The ,ai„ (I, week hf ha.f „ tne batting averages and bowlers are now ^ettimr a turn. The Australians still carry all before them and they have long ago silenced the gentlemen who found fault with the composition of the team IT.ESENT POSITIONS. One point is credited for a win, one point deducted for a lose, and drawn games are ignored. W. L. D. Tot'l. Pts. d ITr v 9 0 1 10 9 Yorkshire 6 0 3 9 6 Lancashire 4 1 0 5 3 Middlesex 2 1 0 3 1 Tlssex 1 1 0 2 0 Hampshire 1 1 0 2 0 Notts 1 2 1 4 -0 Leicestershire 1 3 0 4 -,2 Somerset 1 3 1 5 -2 Gloucester 1 3 2 6 -2 Warwickshire 1 3 2 6 -3 Derbyshire 1 4 0 5 -3 Sussex 0 3 2 5 -3 Kent 0 4 0 4 -4 OSWESTRY SCHOOL y HEREFORD COUNTY COLLEGE. Played on the Shropshire C.C. ground at Shrews- bury on Wednesday. The Oswestry innings was interrupted for a quarter of an hour by a heavy downfall of rain. Score — OSWESTRY GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 31 T Mason Ibvv b Gammidge 12 K S 11 Trevor b Gammidge 5 J H Owen b Gam midge 11 b G5ryiTridge 11 F (.: Parry b Gammidge 35 T Y7 A Jones c and b Gammidge 3 •J P Evans b G I' Robaihan 22 T 1,1 ilarrv run out 26 U G Price b Gammidge 4 R F Williams b P E Robathan 8 O B Ed wards not out 0 Kxtras 18 155 UEaRFORi; COUNTY" COLLEGE. IN Gammidge c Williams b Parry 3 J K Armstrong b Owen 2 G L Robathan b Parry 26 E T P Thomas c Mason b Parry 0 P E Robathan c Mason b Parry 3 A S Davies c Evans b Owen 2 E Sparkes not out 13 E A Lewis b Owen 0 D J Thomas b Owen 0 H F Lambert c Trevor b Parry 0 II R Burpitt b Owen 9 xtras 3 Total 61 I OSWESTRY Y CUI'V.R L. & N. W. RAILWAY.— Played at Crewe ou Saturday. corc;- OSWESTRY. c Capt Hayhurst-France b Tweedy 0 R T Gough c Brown b Tweedy 8 F A W How c Winbv b Tweedy 0 H W Sabine c Tweedy b J Williams 31 G Whitfield b Badger 10 H Gough b C Witiiams. 3 R Jones c Brown b J Williams 7 H Aston not out 0 W K Minshall not out 3 Extras. 12 Total 74 A S Robinson and P H Luevu to bat. CREWE L & N W RAILWAY. J H Brown b R T Gough 4 J M Williams c It T Gough b Ilow 34 T Winby b R T Gough 1 Tweedy lbw b R T Gough 23 Badger b R T Gough 1 J Plàtt not out 38 W Poole b Sabine 5 T Fowke b H Gough 6 H F Tonkin b R T Gough 6 C Williams run out 5 Extras. 18 I Total 141 Gullon to bat. PARK HALL V WHITn:GTox.- Playel1 at Park Hall on Saturday, and resulted in an easy victory for the home team. Score WIIITTI-NGTON. G Roberts c Bagguley b Charles 0 Roden iiurst, e Brookfield b Charles 8 H Humphreys b Bagguley 3 C Tatman b Bugguley 12 W Williams c Aston b Charles 3 G Marsh b Bagguley 0 J Beckett c Bagguley b Charles 1 W Foulkes not out Q T Griffiths b Bagguley 0 D M Griffiths b Bagguley 0 A Groom c and b Charie ■: 1 Extras 3 Total 31 2nd Innings. G Roberts c and b J Jones 10 G Roderhurst not out 7 G Marsh b Sanderson 14 W Foulkes b J Jones 7 Extras. 4 Total for three wickets 59 PARK HALL. A E Clapp b Rodenhnrst 116 J Charles c Roberts b Rodenhurst. 36 E Bagguley c BECK^T b Williams 3 W Sinderson c GR^NN b Williams 6 S Brookfield c Griffiths b Rodenhurst 5 T Cooper, b Rodenhurst C J Jones st Humphreys b Rodenhurst. 0 H Reed not out 5 E W Aston b Williams 2 H Youens c Roberts b Williams. 0 J Brown b Williams 1 Extras. 13 Total 187 SHROPSHIRE V. SHREWSBURY SCHOOL.—Played on the School ground, Kingsland, on Saturday. Score:— SHROPSHIRE. A Archer c Mortimer b Richardson. 111 W H Griffiths b Humphreys. 10 C Elwell run out 23 A C Eyton not on 62 Extras 18 Total 224 J S Phillips, H Meyrick, J M Griffiths, R Eyton, W Cunliffe, Dr Lytle, and Amos did not cat. THE SCHOOL. F H Humphreys b Elwell 4 H Westby b Griffiths 26 H Lloyd Jones b Elwell 0 G Moser b Griffiths 53 A B Leather not ont 16 C Kenrick not out 4 Extras. 1 Total 104 J Lloyd, Mortimer, W P Salt, Browning, and Richardson did not bat. NEWTOWN v R.W.W.-Played at Xewtown on Saturday, and resulted in an easy victory for the Warehouse. Score: NEWTOWN. W F Richards not out 19 H Hibbott b Edwards 1 H E Breeee c Rees b Edwards 6 F R Hail b Edwards 0 T E Kinsey b Edwards 0 F E Binns b Edwards 0 C Parry c Wood b W E Pryce-Jones. 0 E C Morgan c Edwards b W E Pryce- Jones 4 R Williams c and b W E Pryce-Jones 2 Rev G Roberts b W E Pryce-Jones 0 P W Jones b A Edwards 0 Extras. 0 Total 32 R.W.W. W E Pryce-Jones c Jones b Hibbott 10 W G Cannon b Jones 10 E R Pugh lbw b Richards 36 E Rees b Jones E A Edwards c Breeze b Jones 3 A W Pryce-Jones b Jonefj 2 W R Wood c and b Jones 0 A 0 Davies run out 2 E A Taylor c Parry b Hibbott 25 A Marston b Richards 14 H Lewis not out 0 Extras. 2 Total 109 ELLESMERE COLLEGE MASTERS V. WYXXSTAY. Played at Wynnstay on Wednesday, and resulted in a victory for the Masters, a result mainly attribu- table to good fielding in the first place, and the batting of Inglis in the second. Score WVNNSTAY. Rev E Walker b Lea 12 W H Hargreaves c Peun b Lea 3 O Ormerod c Phillips b Penn 1 Dr Lewis c Phillips b Penn 0 R A Jones c Phillips b Penn 12 Dr E Jones c Penn b Lea 0 Dr Fenwick c Harvey b Penn 0 C R Aston E Hare b Penn 20 P Langham b Lea 0 Newgent c Till 1) Penn 0 C Tatman not out 2 Extras. 7 Total 57 ELLES M E RE MA S T EKS. H Hare h w b Lewis 18 E Inglis b Langham 65 It R litillips 1) 5 a- V lJea c b Lewis 25 r r. ?*arvey b R A Jones 10 K C Lew» E Jones 9 Rev B R Hibbert not out 25 G P dc Martin 4 Extras. 23 Total 184 LLANYMYNECH V P™ ground of tne former on ,Iayed °n tb° an easv victorv fnr f the result being an easy victors for the home team. Score GOBOWEN. T Pryce c Pugh b Pryce 0 lbw n W Fowles b Pryce 2 D Price b Gough 0 not out 0 D Daniels b Gough 1 bWilshaw o J Morris c Morris bGonga 14 Sherrets c Davies b Pryce 3 b Wilshaw n Kilvington c and b Gough 5 b Pujrh -T J Roberts not out 0 not out n F Peel c Rees b Pryce 0 W Jones st Rees 0 st Pugh W Peel b Gough 0 U Extras 2 Extras 3 Total 27 (six wickets) 6 LLAiVYMYNKCFf. J Pugh b Peel 10 C K Ii,:>es b Pryco 0 T Wilshaw c and b Pryce 19 F Gough c Kilvington b Peel 4 W Jones b Morris 5 C Pitt st Morris 17 H Pryce c and b Kilvington 6 R Morris b Peel 2 il 0 I]S U ,e.. W Coleman b Prvco 4 E Davies c Dame's b Kilvington 2 T Wilde not out 0 Extras 5 Total 74 MONTGOMERY v. WELSHPOOL. These teams met at Powis Castle Park, Welshpool, on Saturday. Montgomery batted first and totalled forty-five, thanks mainly to three men--Tomley (18), Wil- liams (11), Shaw (9). Parry and Hart shared the bowling for Welshpool, securing six and four wickets respectively. The home team could make no headway against the bowling of C. B. Williams, who took eight wickets for ten runs, a remarkable analysis. All were dismissed for thirty, leaving Montgomery victorious by fifteen runs. In a second iuuings the visitors made fifty-two for four wickets. Score MONTGOMERY. T S Davies c Parry b Hart 0 b Makepeace 24 P R Eaton c Owen b Parry 0 b Owen ] W R Shaw c Parry b Hart 9 J E Tom ley c & b Parry 18 R T Harris b farry 1 not out 3 J Tipping c Makepeace b Parry. 1 C B Williams c Jones b Parry 11 A Yaughan b Parry 2 E Jones Ii Hart 0 not out 7 J Timmins st Addie b Hare 0 b Makepeace 0 E E Davies not out 0 b Makepeace 13 Extras. 3 Extras. 4 Total 45 (4 wickets). 52 WELSHPOOL. D 11 Jones b C B Wiliiams 4 T lliles run (,u 0 R F Parry lbw b Williams 8 .J I Addi c Davies h Shaw 5 liCD Owen c Tipping b Williams 7 J Makepeace b Williams 0 J Hart c Shaw b Williams 0 A G Cronk c Timmins b Williams 2 T Jones not ont 3 W Davies b Williams 1 F Fildes b Williams 0 Extras. 0 Totat. 30 LAOIFHS I v. OSWESTRY SCHOOL-This novel and interesting game was played ou Friday on the Llorari House field, before a good number of spectators. The ladies, though defeated, played exceedingly well, and did credit to the coaching of their captain, Mr 11. W. Sabine. The school team were handicapped in the usual way, playing left- handed and with so-called broomsticks," with which, however, they appeared almost as much at he" as with bats. The ladies are naturally proud of i..iving made such an excellent first appearance, and we understand that a return fixture is in con- templation. Mr Cobley very kindly entertained both teams and their friends to tea during the game. Mr Cortield acted as umpire. Score:- LADIES. Miss M Sabine c Price b Parry 2 b Parry 2 Miss A Cobley c Evans b Parry 3 b Parrv 3 Miss C Rees b Parry 2 c Gravelle b Parry 2 Miss Williams b Parry 3 c Jones b Parry 2 Miss Corlield b Gravelle. 2 b Evans ] Miss Alickleburgh b Owen 4 b parry 1 Miss Sabine b Owen 4 b Parry 8 Miss G Cobley did not bat 0 not out 8 Miss N ewell c and b Owen 3 did not bat 0 I Mrs Cartwright b Parry. 3 c and b Evans 1 MissSpaullcEvausb Owen 2 c and b Parry 1 II W Sabine not out 1 b Owen 0 Extras. 3 Extras. 6 Total 32 Total 35 THE SCHOOL. M T Mason b Miss Williams 14 F C Parry b Miss Williams 3 J H Owen b Miss Williams 4 E S R Trevor b Miss M Sabine 4 W Gravelle b Miss Corfield 6 T W A Jones b Miss Newell 0 C Yaughan b Miss Newell 2 J D Evans b Miss Newell 11 J Ll Harry rnn out 4 Rogers b Miss Corfield 0 Roice not out 8 Extras. 7 Total 63 Second innings: M T Mason not out, 2; F C Parry not out, 3. 4.. CRICKET FIXTURES. (All matches played on the ground of the find-named Club.) JUNE. 13-Wem v. Ellesmere College 13—Ellesmere v. Oswestry 13-Gobowen v. Oswestry 2nd 13-Llanymynech v. Oswestry High School 17-Ruabon Grammar School v. Oswestry High School 18-Oswestry v. Shropshire 20-Oswestry High School v. Oswestry A Team 20-Oswestry School v. OswestrY 20-Whitchutch v. Ellesmere 27-Oswestry v. Ellesmere 27-Rbos v. Oswestry 2nd 27—Oswestry High School v. Wrexham Welcome 27-Knockin v. Llanymynech JULY. 8—Oswestry High School v. Ruabon Grammar School 11—Ruabon v. Oswestry High School HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. MR. 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COUNTY CRICKET. At Aigburtb on Saturday, Lancashire won an easy victory over Leicestershire by ten wickets. The last of the visitors' wickets fell when the score had reached 137, leaving Lancashire 68 to make to win. Ward and Paul were sent in, and scored the required number without being separated. At Bristol the overnight score of the Australians was raised from 378 to 382, and Gloucestershire were thus left 272 runs behind. Grace contributed 66 towards this number, but the remainder of the team failed, with the exception of Sewell and Townsend, and the innings ended for 181, the Australians being left winners by an innings and 91 runs. Lancashire began a match with Derbyshire at Derby on Monday. The wicket at starting was soft, and the home captain, winning the toss sent Lancashire in to bat. The bowlers held the upper hand all day, the visitors being all dismissed for 111, and the home team's first inuings concluded at 153. The bowlers were also masters of the situa- tion at Lord's, where, in the M.C.C. and Kent match, 30 wickets fell for 266 runs between noon and seven o'clock. Kent went in first and made 108, then dismissed the M.C.C. eleven for 52, and nexo completed their second iuning-j for 98. a C,C. I had a few minutes'play in the second innings, scoring eight without loss. The Australians met a scratch team, captained by Mr De Trafford, at Wembley Park. The Colonials went in first and scored 106, dis- missed the Englishmen for 65, and then made 29 for three wickets in the second innings. Hampshire had all the best of the opening day of the match at Southampton with Sussex. Going in first they made 130, and then got'all the Sussex men out 'for 71. In the second innings the home team made 76 for two wickets. At Edgbaston Gloucestershire met Warwickshire. The visitors made 160, and then Warwickshire put on 103 for three wickets. Notts and Cambridge University opened a match for the benefit of Sherwin at Trent Bi-i(i ec. The ^itors were ail got ont for 113, and Notts made 180 for six wickets. Rain prevented any play at Bradford on Monday in the Yorkshire and Surrey match. The interesting Yorkshire and Surry ma'eh ^egan on luesdiyat Bradford, under weather con- TV10U3 a*' Were imfortuuately unfavourable. ie^ cme team won the toss and went in, and in a.] innings lusting two and three-quarter IT! "TV??* Surr°y b^'an batting with w r a? who l1ufc 0:1 43 for the first h™7i 6tumP* were drawn for the thpnk^fh^fl8 for t^'ree- Lancashire, thanks chiefly to the fane bowling of Mold and Briggs, won the match against Derbyshire on Tuesday by 37 runs. Lancashire went in for the second time in a won the match against Derbyshire on Tuesday by 37 runs. Lancashire went in for the second time in a minority of 42, and put together 158, leaving Derbyshire to make 117 if they were to win. But the home batsmen were not equal to the occasion, and before the bowling of Mold and Briggs they were all out in less than two hours for 79. The match at Wembley Park ended in favour of the Australians, against Mr. de Trafford's scratch eleven by 135 runs. The English side's second innings reached the splendid total of 37. There was a close finish in the M.C.C. and Kent match. When the Club went in for the last inuings they wanted 155 to win, but they were dis- missed for 152, Kent having the victory by two runs. Notts won the match (for the benefit of Sherwin) against Cambridge University by six wickets. The attendance was poor on both days. Rain only permitted two-and-a-half hours' play at Edgbaston in the Warwickvvshire and Gloucester- shire match. In that time the home team raised the overnight score of 108 for three to 237 for six, Lilley being not out 94. Hampshire won their match against Sussex by 76 runs. When Sussex went in for the last innings they were 230 behind, and they were dismissed for 154. The Yorshire and Surrey match ended all Wednes- day in a draw. On Tuesday Surrey had obtained, against Yorkshire's 135, 80 for three wickets. On Wednesday morning, however, the remaining seven wickets fell for the addition of only 67, so that Yorkshire were but a dozen behind on beginning their second innings. When seven wickets had fallen for 134 Lord Hawke declared tbe innings closed, leaving Surrey with 123 to make to win, and close upon two hours before them. Brockwell and Abel scored 47 in forty minutes, so that the posi- tion was one of considerable excitement, but when these two batsmen were seperated the Surrey men soon gave up trying to win, and devoted themselves to saving the game. They had to face some fine bowling, and when stumps were drawn six wickets had gune down for75. Gloucestershire succeeded in drawing their match with Warwickshire at Edgbaston. The home team carried their first innings total to 342, and the visitors went in for the second time at one o'clock in a minority of 182. They saved the game remaining in until after six o'clock and scored 222. omc cxtraorclinary cricket was seen at Lord's on Thursday in the match between the Australians and the M.C.C. After the Club had made 219 the Colonial team went in, and in an hour they were dismissed for the remarkable score of 18. j Giffen was unable to bat owing to illness. Bongher started bowling when the third wicket was down, and from that point not a single run was scored. The Leicestershire bowler took five wickets for no runs, and Mr J. T. Hearne four wickets for four runs. The Australians had to follow on, and they had lost two wickets for 25 runs when stumps were drawn. Warwickshire came very badly out of the first day's play in the match with Lancashire at Birmingham. The visitors went in first and made 168. of which 65 came from Rowley. The Warwickshire batsmen found themselves unable to stand against the bowl- ing of Briggs and Hallam, and they were all out for 49. Briggs took five wickets for 14 and Hal- lam five for 17. Going in a second time Lancashire scored 16 without loss. Yorkshire and Essex be- gan a match at Bradford. Essex went in first and made 109. Yorkshire did not do so well at the wickets, the whole side being dismissed for 80. Essex began their second innings at half-past five, and in an hour they lost seven wickets for only 48. Surrey, at the Oval, got Hampshire out for 58, and then made 205 for five wickets. Cambridge Uni- versity met Somerset at Cambridge. The county went in first and scored 109, and the University made 89 for nine wickets.
. CYCLING NOTES.
CYCLING NOTES. F By" P V M p HARDER," ] On Wednesday week the members of the Aberyst- wyth Cycling Club enjoyed a run to Llanrhystyd. the roads were in fairly good order, but dusty. The Cardiganshire roads are net the best of their kind, and soon bear evidence of heavy traffic; especially is this the case on the road to the Devil's Bridge, which has been made good use of by the brakes and coaches daring the last few weeks. The rage for machines amongst the ladies at Aberystwyth and neighbourhood still continues. Those who are unfortunate enough not to possess a machine of their own will have to grin and bear their misfortune withcrowdsofotherfairdevotees. Indeed it is a matter of impossibility for the makers to meet the demand, and even those who hire: machines from tradesmen have to book their orders a week in advance. The ladies do not care to; venture long rides, and rarely go far beyond tho precincts of the town. The heavy downpours of rain prevented many wheelers turning out in and about Montgomery- shire. There were occasionally brilliant intervals but not sufficient long to ensure a pleasant ride even of short duration. At any rate the roads have been brushed of their dust and are now in a clean condition. The country too has improved in ap- pearance and the lovely woods that abound between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth are looking at their beat. This is a. pretty run for wheelmen acd although the ladies are not at the outset particu- larly anxious to extend their rides to long distances they can in safety venture along this run, and they might rest assured that the views en route will amply repay thUl any little extra exertion they should be called upon to make. The strict observance of laws, written and un- written, cannot be too much insisted upon, especially at the present time, when a vast number of new riders are abroad who know little of road usages, to say nothing of road etiquette. I am sorry to say that from what I have noticed the ladies are the worst offenders, and do things with as little thought as if they were scorching school- boys or the reckless juvenile brigade. To deal only with the practice of overtaking, one can see this wrongly or badly done an astonishing number of times in the course of a. ten-mile spin. I feel sure that many lady riders who are at fault would long ere this have learnt the errors of their ways if drivers had not been restrained by respect for their ears. Once or twice I have heard a remonstrance more forcible than polite iiurled at a. fair offender, and have thought what a pity It was that she should lay herself open to these insults. The rula in over- taking is to go round on the right-hand side, parties falling into single file, unless there is ample room b preserve the previous formation. Ilaringpassed a horse, the ground in front of him should not be taken until the wheelmin has a lead of ten yards, provided a clear road allows of this, and if he is a poor judge of comparatlve pace, ne should aim at 20 yards to make sure. I know that the temptation to overtake on the left-hand side is very frequent, sud there are occasions when it is the proper thing to do. But 1 would here lay down a law of laws a3 regards all road riding, and it is this-no ono who is not a skilled master of all road work and habitually obedient to road law is competeut to decide under what cir- cumstances a law is better broken than observed. The old hand who has this competence will very rarely break a rule, and when he does he will earn the admiration, and not the resentment, of tne drivers of other vehicles concerned. That is the best test of his judgment. There are plenty of times when the novice think rules a nuisance, if he troubles to think at all. Traps, for example, have a preference for the crown of the road, because it it not comfortable to [it in them when they are aslope. Nothing seems easier than to keep down on the left-hand side and run by. But unless the road is very wide indeed it should be crossed and the rule obeyed. Passing on both sides is never ritzlit except in the case of a tramcar or a stationary vehicle of which the horse is being held at the head. It is needless to say that the rule in overtaking vehicles applies fully to the overtaking of other cyclists. It is unmannerly as well as dangerous to overtake on the wrong side without first obtaining permission, or, having overtaken, to drop into the rider's course before obtain iug a few yards' lead of him. Oddities in cycling and cycling apparatus are endless. Thousands of busy brains are bent upon the discoyery of some new thing in or connected with wheels or wheeling. Dozens of transient fads' and fashions have their little day and cease to be, and then comes something which bids fair to become just a3 transient, but which, like the pneumatic tyre, makes a fortune, tind creates an industry. The newest novelty and oddest oddity is the bicycle canopy." In its simplest form this is no more than a kind of comprehensive sunshade attached to the machine as a protection from the glare; but in its complete shape it is almost like a miniature hansom cab, with roof and side blinds, and a gauze veil in Ladies using these canopies would be more completely incognito than the wearers of Oriental yashmaks, but whether they can be safely used remains to be seen. After all, ladies who are afraid of their complexions are very likely to take to cycling at all. Judges and magistrates are, like lesser mortals, sometimes subject to eccentricity. They occca- sionally assume ignorance, as did the late Lord Coleridge, who, although an inveterate first- nighter" at the theatres, once inquired, if we remember lightly, who Miss Nelly Farren was; like Sir Henry Hawkins, too, who, although popularly supposed to be the legal adviser of the Jockey Club, is said to have blandly inquired what "hedging" meant. There are instances, however, when their ignorance is real and earnest, as was the case of one of the stipendiaries in London lately. He had a bicycle case before him, and he expressed his regret that somebody had not invented a machine warrranted not to go more than eight miles an hour, as if such a machine could be secured. He thought everyone should be compelled to stick to that particular pattern. As a contemporary observes, perhaps if he were to try to wheel himself he would realise that, though eight miles an iiout is as fast as anybody ought to go in a crowded city, it would be absurd to restrict people to that pace in the country. We have always con- demned the scorcher," but v.e do not like to see the imagination of the bench running away with any of the occupants thereon. If they served no other purpose the matches between the Simpson Lever Chain and the Irish Field" teams on Saturday weie the means of bringing together such a host of famous racing men as have never before, perhaps, met at a race meeting. This was quite a sufficient attraction to draw the public in their thousands. Few, doubt- less, cared a straw about the question which was supposed to be settled there and then as to the comparative merits of certain chains. Only the most credulous could have believed for one moment that any satisfactory settlement of the claims of the different chains could be arrived at, and they were sorely disappointed as the results must prove. As is so often the case with paced racing, those riders who were fortunate in this direction romped away from their badly-paced oppouents. However, no one could have been altogether dissatisfied with the meeting. The public got a good afternoon's sport for their money, the lacing men were well paid for their exertions, and the organisers of the meeting have obtained a splendid advertisement for their respective concerns, the Simpson Lever chain and the "Irish Fi. del." The presidency of the National Cyclists' Union has at length "een filled. On being approached a second time the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour has con- sented to occupy that position and every cyclist from John O'Groat's to Land's End ought to be thankful at having such a man at the head of affairs. Mr. Balfour is a keen sportsman and an active cyclist, and will, therefore, take afar greater interest in his new office than a mere figure head. He has arrived at an opportune moment, and we seel sure that he is the right man in the right place. T: o inevitable "waiting races" are again the subject of complaint, and it is quite time that race promoters devised some method by which they might be abolished. Nothing is more aggravating to the public to see half a dozen men cycling around a track at the rate of 15 miles an hour. The difficulty might be overcome by presenting a lap prize, however small, for every single event on the programme. Men who would have no opportunity in securing a position in the final would most likely enter with the object of winning the lap prize, and so lead the pace at a reasonable rate. The pace of a long and important race is invariably better than many short ones because of the lap prize given, and it would be interesting to see if the suggestion made could bo worked with anything like success. The Cycling World illustrated has a very good portrait of Mr. Balfour as president of the National Cyclists' Union, some charming illustrations of a cycling trip through Brittany, and some views ou the way from Salisbury to Ringwood. At Wycombe on Saturday, Earl and Countess Carrington were each ordered to pay 5s. 6d. costs for riding bicycles without lights. Lord Carrington will be remembered as president of the Welsh Land Commission. Communications for this column should be addressed to "Pump Harder," Comity Times Office Welshpool, not latter than Thursday in each week, to ensure publication in the current issue. Secretaries of clubs will oblige by sending their fixture lists as soon as possible. Light up to-night at 9-10 o'clock; next Satur- day, 9-15 —
PARLIAMENTARY. MONDAY. Answering Colonel Russell in the House of Commons, Mr Brodrick expressed his regret that the delay in passing me Military Manoeuvres Bill would necessitate the abandoiament for the present year of mancenvres on an extended scale which the military authorities had impressed upon the Govern- ment as essential for the proper training of the army. Even if the bill fell through to the extent that the money voted by Parliament could not be made available for manoeuvres in the present year, he should certainly press it later in the session, having regard to the fact that the country was alone among the nations of Europe in having no facilities for the training of its troops. Questioned by Sir R. Reid as to the steps the Government had taken to prevent a repetition in Crete of the mas- sacres recently perpetrated in Armenia, Mr Curzon said that so long ago as December last the English Ambassador at Constantinople was instructed to call the attention of the Turkish Government to the state of affairs in Crete, and to impress upon them the danger of serious trouble unless some remedial measures were soon adopted. Those friendly representations had been more than once renewed. Recently the English Consul in Crete, had been instructed, in con junction with his colleagues, to enter into negotiations with the Turkish authorities and with the local leaders in order to prevent the occurrence of excesses and to facilitate a peaceful settlement of the question. Mr Curzon informed Sir W. H. Houldsworth that the Foreign Office had received no intimation that 23 of the leading Indian merchants at Kilwa, in German East Africa, had been executed for alleged complicityin a rebellious rising in that district. Mr Chamberlain. replying to Mr Knox, stated that he had taken measures to relieve the distress which prevailed in Bechuanaland owing to the ravages of the rinder- pet. He had sent 10,000 bags of mealies, which would be delivered at Mafeking about the middle of the present month, and similar quantities would arrive at the same place in September and December. Asked by S.r E. A. Bartlott about the defeat of the dervishes by the Egyptian troops, Mr Curzon said the whole operation seemed to have been a very brilliantly conceived affair, and the Egyptian troops were reported to have conducted themselves with the utmost gallantry. Mr Hedderwick, the new member for the Wick Burghs. took his seat, Mr A. J. Balfour having given notice that the following night he should move the suspen- sion of th:; 12 o'clock rule "0 as to allow the debate on the second reading of the Irish Land Bill t., he concluded, Mr J. Morley resumed the debate Oil the motion for the second reading. Whether they were to pass any bill at all depended on whether the measure was referred to a Grand Committee. The piesent bill had the authority of the Duke of Devon- shire, Lord Lansdowne, and Lord Ashbourne; legislation 011 the subject was urgently demanded by the people of Ulster; and judging from com- munica.,ionshe had received, there must be an intense feeling in Ireland, quite outside the Home Rule question, in favour of such legislation. If the Government left Ireland for another year without legislation they would be keeping out large classes of tenants whom they admitted ought to come in. they would be having rents fixed upon principles that they admitted to be defective, and they v..onld keep for a whole year at least iaru-c bodies of Irish tenants labouring under an admitted aud very grievous injustice. Mr Healy, following Mr Duubar Barton, said he was not prepared to do anything to wreck the bill, or to do anything except give it facilities. Colouol Saunderson said that while he intended to support the second reading, he was disappointed with the bill. Mr A. J. Balfour, replying to suggestions made in the debate, said he saw no reason why the debate should not end about half-past teu that night, and that then the question of the refereuce to a grand Committee could be raised. He had b reason to beb'eve that the independent members on the Government side did not propose in Com- mittee to raise more than four or five points, and if similar self-control were exercised on the other side cf the House he firmly believed it would be possible to pass the bill in the present session. At any rate the Government were anxiously desirous to pass the bill. Mr Dillon suggested that tho Irish Estimates should be taken on Tuesday instead of Friday, and that the Committee stage of the bill should betaken ou Friday. Mr A.J. Balfour assented, and the bill was read a second time. Mr Healy then proposed that it should be referred to the Grand Committee on Law. After some debate the House divided on Mr Ilealy's motion, which was rejected by 153 votes to 92. In the House of Lords, Lord Lansdowne read several telegrams which he had received from General Kitchener describing the slaughter of the Dervish force at Firket. The loss of tho enrmy" is put down at abo'it 300 horse and foot killed," and nearly 500 captured. One British officer was wounded 20 Egyptian soldiers wore killed and SO wounded. TUESDAY. In the House of Commons, Captain Donelan, on behalf of Mr T. P. O'Connor, asked whether the Government bad any information as to the tntb of the statements that a brisk trade was beii g carried on by the Turkish soldiers in Crete in the spoils plundered from Cretan villages, that a portion of the troops despatched to Crete were the same who committed the horrors in Armenia, aud that some of those soldiers were reported to be selling watches, earrings, and revolvers taken from the Armenians. Mr Curzon replied that the Govern- ment had no official confirmation of the newspaper reports mentioned in the question. The British Consul, however, having heard that some of the troops recently at Zeitnn had been sent to Crete, made special representation to the Vali on the subject. Mr P. Stanhope asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether his attention had been drawn to the account given from Bulawayoof the battle of the 6th inst., in which it was said that the rebels were shot down under the horses' hoofs, no quarter being given or asked for; and whether Sir F. Carr- ington was now solely in charge of the military operations, or whether the Chartered Company was responsible for these alleged severities. Mr Chamberlain said he had seen the report referred to. Sir F. Carrington had sole charge of all the military operations, and he was no doubt responsible, as commanding officer, to do his utmost to ensure that the operations were conducted according to the usages of war, but he (Mr Chamberlain) was afraid it was impossible to give quarter to an armed enemy who was not disabled and who did not ask for quarter. Answering Sir C. Dilke, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach said it would not be necessary, pend- ing appeal, to find for the Egyptian operations in the Soudan and for the Indian expedition to Suakim moneys other than those held by the Mixed Tribunal to have been illegally advanced from the Reserve Fund. The extraordinary expenses of the Indian garrison at Suakiui wo"lcl be defrayed out of the Treasury chest, but if. what way the Treasury chest would be repaid was a subject for further consideration. He adhered to the statement in his Budget speech, when, of course, he did not antici- pate the-decision of the Tribunal. That decision was subject to an appeal, and he had every hope it would be reversed. W E I) X K s I) A Y in the House of Commons the Benefices Bill as amended by the Standing Committee was again considered The discussion of Lord Cranborne's amendment to provide that the transfer of a right of patrouage made within nine months after the institution of an incumbent to a benefice to which the right of patronage related should be void was resumed, and eventually the amendment was carried by 112 votes to 55. Mr S. Evans proposed that the prohibition against a transferer exercising his right within nine months should not apply to a person at the point of death who wished to devise the right. This was rejected by 136 votes to 61. The omission of sub-section 3 was moved by Mr II. Foster, who subsequently withdrew the motion. Mr Carvell Williams moved an amendment for the purpose of prohibiting any payment whatever in connection with the transfer of patronage rights, but it was rejected by 177 votes to 115. Two or three other amendments were also rejected, but at half-past five, when opposed business must cease, the first clause of the bill was still under considera- tion, and there remained over 20 other clauses to discuss. THURSDAY. In the House of Commons Sir W. Harcourt asked the Colonial Secretary what was at present the official position of Mr Rhodes in the territory of the British South Africa Company; whether he was empowered to control and reverse the action of Earl Grey as Administrator, whether he acted as managing director of the Company under a power of attorney which authorised him to do all acts and exercise all authority in like manner as if done by the Company,J and whether the principal authority in the civil administration of the terri- tory was at present legally vested in Mr. Rhodes. Mr Chamberlain replied that Mr. Rhodes had for some years acted as managing director of the Com- pany, and held a power of attorney substantially in the terms of the question. He (Mr Chamberlain) was advised, however, that the Company could not delegate to a managing director or an attorney the power of reversing or controlling the action of the Administrator, and that consequently Mr Rhodes had no power to control or reverse t he action of Earl Grey. On the order of the day relating to the Educa- tion Bill, the Speaker ruled out of order thirteen instructions to the Committee standing in the names of different members. On the House going into committee on the bill, Mr. W. Allen moved to postpone clause 1 (which directs that every county council shall appoint an education committee for the purpose of this Act"), and said that if that was carried he should move to postpone the second and third elau8e8, in order that the Committee might at once get to the con- sideration of the special aid grant. Sir J. Gorst replied that in the opinion of the Government the first clause was the most important in the bill. Mr. Dillon said the declaration of the Vice Presi- dent would carry dismay throughout the country among the supporters of denominational schools. The motion was rejected, after further discussion, by 262 votes to 121. The first three-and-a-half pages of amendments were then declared out of order for various reasons by the chairman (Mr. J. W. Lowther). The amendment was rejected by 298 votes to 125. Sir A. Rollit pro- posed that the election of the education committees should be placed in the bands of the county and municipal boroughs. After some dissuasion, rr. A. J. Balfour said he haid come to the conclusion that if the committee would he content to fix a limit of 20,000 population in the non-county boroughs which should have educational authorities the Government would be prepared to risk the experiment. Mr. Godson moved, as an amendment to the original amendment, to add the words and not lens than 20,000 inhabitants," and this was carried by 287 votes to 117. A division on Sir A. Rollit's amendment as amended resulted in its adoption by 332 votes to 83.
-+- ABERDOYEY. SUDDEX DKATH.—On Monday morning the death occurred very suddenly of Mrs. Hayler, wife of Mr. Henry Hayler, joiner. Deceased was 70 years of age but was able to attend church on the evening previous to her demise. Dr. Grosholz her medical attendant attributed death to heart disease. IJUBLIC MEKTIXG.— On Wednesday, the 4th inst., a meeting of the ratepayers was held at the Assembly Rooms to consider the decision of the District Council in reference to the Sewerage works in Church Street, Mr William Jones, C.C., in the chair. — The Council at their last meeting, on the motion of Captain Enoch Lewis, seconded by Mr E. L. Rowlands, resolved to proceed immediately with the work, but objections being raised from certain quarters Captain Lewis thought it advisable to call a meeting of the ratepayers either to condemn or to approve of their decision in the Council. The principal objections brought forward in the meeting were that the work could not be completed in less than two mouths, that the outfall was not vet decided upon, and that the present system of drains could not be connected as the work proceeded, which would necessitate prilling up the roads a seer.ie! tinie. These objections were drawn out and proposed as a resolution by Mr F. W. Hipkiss, architect and builder, Aberdovey.—Mr Hipkiss in- troduced Mr Vaaghton, electrical engineer, &c„ to the meeting, and ho as a practical man guaranteed that: work could not be completed in less than from six to t iro months. Captain Owen Williams also supported the motion by showing the great inconvenience that would result if the work were curried out; at the height of the season. A few of rhe present visitors also stated their objections. — Mr Hipkiss further remarked that he fully con- curred wit!; the statements made by the fore-men- tioned gentlemen that it would take at least two months, aud if any member of the Council thought the work couM be done in a fortnight he was mis- takun. It was far easier to begin a work than to complete it, and he wished to compare what had been dose by him at Penhelig in five mouth) with what had been done by one of their practical men in further part of the town in 15 months.—The Chairman murmured assent.-—As an amendment Cant. Owen Griffiths proposed that the decision of the Council be approved of, and that the work should bo commenced at once. He wished to ask Capt. Lewis, as the proposer of the resolution passed in Council, what was it that had made him change his mind. He did not see it fair that one street in the town should be excused now since the other parts had been put to a loss and inconvenience up to this time.Mr. Gwilym Williams wished to second the amendment if the work would be completed in a fortnight.—Mr. John Evans, draper, seconded the amendment uncondi- tionally, and remarked that it was most unfair and disrespectful towards the three members who were unavoidably absent to pass such a resolution. Mr. John Edwards wished to ask the Chairman whether the convener of the meeting had given sufficient notice to tho ratepayers so as to render valid any re- soluti .n passed.—Nodefinite answer was given—The resolution was then put to the meeting and passed by a majority.—A further resolution was passed I:¡lél!11UOllS:Y approving of the Coun3¡) s scheme In regard to the position of the outfall, Mr. Hipkiss sue. ting that they should enquire whether it was fully approved of by the engineer. -+- CAMISKIHW RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of tratiic receipts, for the week ending Jane 7th, 1896. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £2,667; mer- chandise, minerals, and live stock, £2,503; total for the week, £5,170; aggregate from commence- ment of half-year, £100,55; Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year Miles open, 237. Passengers, parcels, &c., merchandise, minerals, &c., £2,017; total for the aggregate from commencement of half-year, £94,754. Decrease for the week, passengers, parcels &c., £1,222; increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £486; total decrease for the week, £736; aggregate increase, passengers, parcels, &c., £3,291; aggregate increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £2,508; aggre- gate from commencement of half-year, £ 5,799.— The comparison is with Whit-Week last year.
CHESS. All communications for this department ja(j be addressed to the Chess Editor, who will 0 to hear from Secretaries of Chess Clubs tournaments, matches, &c. All letters to c0 this office by Wednesday morning. Local intel g will be given the preference to other news. PROBLEM No. 30.—Solutions invited. BY G. HEATHCOTE. BLACK 8 Pieces. WHlTE- 8 Pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. t Position—White: K at KRsq, QatKKt3, QB6, B at K7, Kts at KKtsq and Q.Rsq, Ps a and KB5. Black K at Q5, R at QKt2, Bs aUS £ and QR3, Kt at QKt8, Ps at KKt2, K5 and # # GAME No. 42. QUEERS GAYBIT DECLINED. WHITE. BLACK. R. Teichmann. L. Van Vlict- 1 P-Q4 P-Q4 2P-QB4 P-K3 3 Kt—QB3 Kt-KB3 4 B-Kt5 B-K2 5 Kt—B3 Castles 6 P—K3 Kt-K5 (a) 7 Kt x Kt (b) PxKt 8BxB QxB 9 Kt—Q2 P-KB4 10 B-K2 P-K4 (c) 11 P-Q5 Kt-Q2 12 Castles Kt—B3 13 Q-B2 (d) K-Rsq, 14 QR-Qsq B-Q2 15 P—QR3 „ QR—Ksq 16 P—QKt4 Q—B2 17 P-B3 (e) P x P 18 B x P P-K5 19 B-K2 Q-Kt3 20 Kt-Ktsq Q-R3 21 Q-Q2 (f) R-Qsq 22 Kt-B3 P-R3 23 Q-Bsq B—Bsq 24 P-B5 Kt-Ktsq (g) 25 R-B2 Kt—K2 26 B-B4 Kt to Kt3 27 QR—Bsq R—B3 28 B-K2 R-Ksq 29 P-Kt3 Kt-K4 30 Q-Q2 Kt-B2 31 R-B4 P-KKt4 (h) 32 R (B4)-B2 Q-Kt2 33 B-R5 R-K2 34 B x Kt R (K2)-B (i) Drawn game (j) t (a) The usual and preferable variation being P-B4, or the Queen's Fianchetto. R. 8. (b) Better would have been 7. B x B, Q x P x P, Kt x Kt; 9. P x Kt, P x P; 10. B- Q3' a well developed game. ^0, (c) The advance of the KP opens Black's and his position is now preferable. (d) To prevent 13 P-B5. by (e) Compulsory; else 17 Q-Kt3, followed the decisive P- B5. øJ1J.' (f) 21. Q- Bsq at once would have saved a :8" able move, because of tho obvious reply—21- IQsq.. to Plal (g) The manoeuvre to bring the Knight in Jj^ is very clever, and requires to be met with o care by White. jCJi, (h) A bold attempt to maintain the attack, howevei*, is not without danger. (i) 34.R (B3) takes B was the right w°vc' (j) Mr Teichmann, who thus secured th^^v prize, accepted somewhat hastily the offer oiiBQr' He had prrsbfibte Avirmfng chnhccT\viTTf at anv rate lie had the better position, „ %3, against Bishop for the ending. The nevertheless, a very good specimen, coi1 boldly by Black, and skilfully by White. The Prince Regent of Bavaria has given rtjj0 of plate of the value of £ 150 as first priz0 forthcoming international congress at N3r» The subsequent six prizes will be 2nd £ 75, 4th £ 50, 5th £ 30, 6th £ 15, and ?th Baron Albert de Rothschild, of Vienna, adds Jld for the most brilliant game in the touirnaniellt'. est Herr v. Heydebrand u. d. Lusa £ 5 for score against the prize winners. TchigorlB^j« already sent in his name and that of Pillsbu daily expected. As the prizes now stand test is certain to overshadow all previous to meats of its kind. It is to L^e regretted Tarrasch cannot compete owing to his having ^gS- a leading part in the organisation of the Coufe a tP6 The Brooklyn Chess Club have challenge Paris Arch des Echoes to a match by cable. *»* g jo Mr Steinitz gave several exhibitions of cheS otl Holland on his way to England from Russia, Thursday, 14th nit., celebrated his 60th kirt^^g of Simpsou's Divan by engaging in a quiet g*1 dominoes with his great rival at chess, rierr LI" of Both seemed to play as if the result of a it 100 points was of the utmost importance, tib was very interesting to watch them a'c jjj6) nothing depended on the winning of the g which ended in a victory for Steinitz. *#* of A history of chess ki New Orleans (the Morphy), now in course of publication by tho Democrat, bring to light a remarkable and crank, named Camilli Rizzo. Born iu 1 t Rizzo settled in Marseilles iu 183C, fled city during a, cholera panic, taking vea first ship announced to sail. Tho vessel Up to be bound to New Orleans, and here he his abode. Having made a competency ag b, dentist, he devoted himself entirely to chess, lishing in the French quarter an Ac'd<^el^,e0e^ Echecs, where I10 taught, as his adverti- g^.ale" quaintly stated, "the theory of the mate, tbe foe mate, and the draw, according to the rule3 0 pJost celebrated Prihdor. In his play he waS(.e) eccentric, he as a rule aimed not at checkn\a 0f to compel his adversary to stalemate hi over 10,000 problems he had composed up t f his there were few under 100 moves. One j hobbies was the organisation of problem competitions, the boards and men used occasions being of his own make, and so a t^iat during the contest the pieces were inl and the time consumed by each compe effecting a solution was duly recorded 0"^ted clocks of his own construction. He most ingenious code of signals by which g v# on either side of his house could play chesod bO him, each party remaining at home; also devised a scheme by which each <iU consultation games had a room to thcnis0' exchanged moves by means ot aminiatnie t In appearance he is described as a libt-le. y(??■ with lean and wrinkled face, long stra,? 1 ^lii- small and intensely brilliant dark e.ye»> seemed to be everywhere at the same tllT\°' hurl a mouth at the ends of which playe earthly and almost satanic smile. When signs of the confederate war were obsei fi"0 with the suddenness which marked his eX 3ekeL Marseilles in 1830, disposed of his propei^' up his chess material, and departed for home ii: 1 ranee, never being beard ol J. j iu t for a few weeks in 1862, when he compeLgreS0' problem tourney of tho London Chess Con& 0f The report, from the Amateur nigOtili, Craigside Hydro, Llandudno, is not Qul.^g iti as yet. There were ouly four en trie Challenge Cup competition, Rev. J. O^'em Jo^ B. Skipworth, Mr Bellingham, aud Mi j"0„eS (last year's holder of the cup). ^r. e0trieS #1 again secured the cup. There were slX„ejiiu^b e]\ the handicap:—Messrs Jones anC^ ^jr flus (scratch), giving Pawn and move to 1 glit (secretary, City of London), and the Messrs Firth, Leech, and Stoeher. ANSWERS TO # The Chess Editor will be correspondents in this column it tnen h ja^er 1 received at the COUNTY TIMKS Office n Wednesday.