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CYCLING AND MOTORING. J Luggage for the Holidays. j Many cyclists going away awheel m these holidays are worried what to take with them. Here is a list which will cover all rour needs for two or three days. and take little room on the carrier—Spare Pair of Stockings and light troueers (most useful if you get wet), woollen shirt (doing double cluty as sloeping-Karment and change if wetj, two or three soft collars, handker- chiefs, toilet requisites, and a cape to be cairied on the handle-bar or anywherè that. it can be got at readily. These will make tin into a- small parcel to so on the ar- t-icr. And are all you need. WraD in Ameri- un rloth or other waterproof material. It to be rather hi the opposite direction, and running cOata have been gradually increa-a- insr for some time past. I hear that most manufacturers are more or lees concentrat- ing upon the production of high-powered machines, with many elaborate fitmente and expensive side-cars. This, I think, is a mistake. If motor-cycling; is going to reo gain its pre-war status, then motor-cycling for pleasure purposes will not have to be to expensive Unices runnin costs a?e low. recreative motor-cyclinB will M,?.ts are very seveie check. MOTOBING. I I stated some time ago in theze columns I that. according to the best available re- oonla 250 cubic feet of gas are equivalent I in practice to a pallon of petrol. These i *T" —— g feSFt comforting to lion and find your "ppares" wet through, if you care to carry a pair of light shoes. ,hey are Neri, comfortable to put on in thç. •'veninp after the "heat and trouble" of he day. 1. MOTOR-CYCLING. I ii motor-cycling is to retain-and to add J ;o—its former popularity, it is essential litt-, the after-war motor-cycle shall be I cheap to run. The present tendency seems • figures are borne out exactly by the motor 'buses which have been running for some time past in Edinburgh and which, by the way, have proved very reliable. The cost of up-keep of the flexible container works on at lid. per oar mile, and. wit-h other incidental expenses, the total cost of run: ninir on eras is 3id. per mile, which, though about double the cost d running on petrol in pre-war times, is cheaper than petrol at present-day prices.
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NODION AR BYNIAU YR 1 WYTHNOS. (GAN AWSTIN.) Dichon v disgwyha Hawer o'n darllen- wyr i mi dorri allan i hwyl fawr, ac rm- hflAethu, rr wythnos hon, aryr Eistedd- fod Genedlaethol, ond yD? ngwyneb y naith fy mod wedi wrthi yn ddiwyd yn ysRrifennu yn yr iaith fain" Rfynhodeb d^vddiol o'r g-tlithrediadau, lid oes genyf amser nac hanidden i ail- adrodd yn iaith Eden yr hyn sydd wedi, ac yn, cymeryd lie yng NgHafttellnedd yn yetod yr wythnos. ;F1, am y preeennoi, rhaid i nii fodd- loni a.r longyfarch fy nghyfaill a'm cyd- lafurwr. Mr. D. Emryø Lewis, ar ei Iwyddiant ardderchog yn ennill y Goron am y bryddeet ar Fonacklog Nd." Tel y canodd Crwys i )rwr y Goron, dywedwn mnnau:- Dymcliwcl mae balch goronau'r byd, A'1, gwisgo Ir tro olaf niae rhywrai o hyd, Ond wele Emrys ben-prydydd bro Ya ei gwisgo hi am y cyntaf dro. 111M llwyddiant ftrdderchog yr Eis- twldfod yn peri i mi edryèhymlae.n gyda AiddordeV. angherddol am Gymanfa Ganu Genedlaethol dydd Gwoner, pan yn ddiau y ca Prif Wcinidog Prydain Fawr, fel eicn:'?. weled o ffrwyth ei lafur a'i •WKD^adau N?wn ('1frfoyld" "i% a mawl na fu erioed eu bath yng Nghymru nac un wlad arall- Felly, hyd y tro neeaf, raffed )myncstld ei pherffaith waith ymhlith darllenwyr y Golofn Gyiaroig.
POTATO BLIGHT. Makes Its Appearance at Milford Haven. Potato blight haa made itl appearance at Hubherston, Milford Haven. Owing to the dry seasoti tho potato crop i* excep- tionally good in Pembrokeshire this year, but the rains and more humid atmo- sphere of recent "weeks are favourable to the spread of the disease. These are the fit casea of potato blight reported in Pembrokeshire this year, which is gener- ally the first Welsh county to be visited by the disease.
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I "AT HOME" I THE INKER LIFE OF THE I PREMIER One of the moat charming pictures of the home life of the Prime Minister "waa written some time ago by Mr. Frank Dilnot. in a notable biography. We take the liberty of quoting the following In the midst 01 all the stormy times of the nght with the House of Lords and afterward up to the present moment Lloyd George's personal life in its sim- plicity and happiness has been a standing contrast to the turmoil and passion of his public energy. Meet Lloyd George among his family, and it is hard to realise that such a homely, genial person could be the man who tackled so rancorously the Houeo of Lords. I went to 11, Downing- street, one day after the Budget fight was over, and when, as Chancellor of the j Exchequer, Lloyd George was preparing I further legislative changes. A LOVER OF DUMAS. I Lloyd George discussed public affairs in a corner of the old library lined with books which Gladstone used to consult half a century ago and his predecessors before him. A glance round the rows of volumes, nearly all of them ponderous and many of them venerable, caueed me to ask Lloyd George who wajs his favourite author. Ho gave mo no philosopher, not even a poet, in reply. "I like romance, he said, historical romance. I am fond of Dumas and of modern writers like Stanley Weyman." Possibly Lloyd George has never looked into those old, hand- some, leather-covered volumes at his official residence. His eecretaries may have pondered over them in securing material for their chief, but Lloyd George has been too busy doing things to devote much time to ancient philosophical re- flections or to learned economic theories. It is easy to understand how his tempera- ment found satisfaction and relaxation at the same time in the cut-and-thrust work of Dumas and Wewman. I ought, per- haps, to add that he explained with a smile how politics did not leave him much time for serious reading just then. They have certainly left him still lees since that time. MEGAN. I Wo were in the thick of talk about the baey political era when a little girl of twelve, with a ribbon of blue round her tumbling hair, came running into the room, not knowing that a visitor was present. She would have run out again, upon seeing me, if her father had not stopped her and caught her into hia arms For the rest of the interview she eat on his knee, listening with big, live eyes to the conversation. Once she cuddled closer to her father and laughed merrily as he confessed to me that his next Bill before Parliament was one to prohibit the holi- days of little girls at school from lasting more than six weeks. Megan was the darling of her father's heart. Two or three mornings of the week you could have seen them hand in hand walking from W, Downing-street, across St. James's Park to watch the ducks feeding in the lake. With sparkling blue eyes, a eensitive mouth, and vivacious manner, little Megan had some of her father's charac- teristics. She was a daughter any father might be proud of. J guarantee Lloyd George was prouder of her—and still is— than of his epoch-making Budget or his historic victory over the House of Lords. Just now in Parliamentary session, or in. deed out of it, Lloyd George has not very much time for walks in the parket-but I am suna Megan geU her share of attention in ispite of the European-War. I ,< ,U$ C'A Vi I The war has, of course, intensified I Lloyd George's life and somewhat altered its channels, but its main directions are preserved. At all hours of the day and night ho. myst be prepared for service. He could not, however, carry on his work without proper rest and sleep, and the following is the kind of routine to which ho has aocustomed himself. Awakening at seven in the morning, he has a quick glance through the principal newspapers, not only of London, but those from the provinces and those from abroad as weB" Occasionally while he is dressing, and always before ho leaves his room, he looks through documents and papers which he has brought up to his bedside on the pre- vious night. (They are arranged in their proper order on a table by the side of 'his bed so that in any waking fit at night he can put his hand on them readily.) Visitors begin to arrive early, because Lloyd George has re-established the prac- tice of Victorian statesmen in having guests to breakfast with him and his family. Soon after ten o'clock be is busy with his secretaries. These have already been at work on the morning letters, which in the days when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer numbered a thousand a day and are now probably three or four times as many. Work of a widely different kind keeps Lloyd George on the go till lunch-time. IN THE HOUSE. I At a quarter to three in the afternoon t the House of Commons assembles, and from that time onward to eleven o'clock at night Lloyd George is to be found either on the Treasury Bench or in his private room behind the Speaker's chair. Jindless are the occupations for a busy Minister in Parliament, and whether he is answering questions, expounding policy, fighting through details of pro- posals, or merely listening to the speeches of opponents, he is pretty well on the stretch the whole time. Even in his own room there is business to be done, depu- tations to lie received, "whips" to he consulted, friendly or hostile talks to be gone through with members, and fre- nuently r.lso the reception of individual ditorG. I SLEEP: I I asked Lloyd George how be managed to sleep after such days as these, and be tald: I never have any difficulty about that. Downing Street is only about four minutes' walk from the House of Com- mons. If the House adjourns at eleven, 1 am usually away by twenty minutes past, and at a quarter to twelve I am m bed—probably asleep. This power for quick sleep has always been If great help to me."
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I BEWARE OF RUPTURE. I Don't think because it is not painful, I that you need not wear a tross; not only that you must wear the oorredtf1166 to be safe. Call at Rich, the Chemist (Ltd,). Surgical Rous?, SO, High-etMet. Swanwa. and ask to ?ke Mr. Rich.
Miss Elisabeth Jones (19), school teacher, was drowned at Brecon while bathing with otber girl guideq. ( Fine Assortment' of Novell (New and Second-hand) at Enoch's, High-at Arcade. The ltiver Wye, which has been netted I down to Monmouth, yielded 390 salmon. weighing 7,000 pounds.
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MALE VOICE I Uimkl EISTEDDFOD ADJUDICATION I A W ABU COES TO WILLIAMSTOWN I The closing stages of the National Eisteddfod at Neath on Thursday revealed musical talent which called forth extra- vagant but well deserved praise from the adj udicators. In the baritone com- I petition, Mr. E.; T. Davies said he had listened in the test room to 66 6ongs, with absolute enjoyment, for he had heard the greatest wealth of voices he had ever heard, and Wales always enjoyed a, re- putation for its vocalism, but the wealth of basses and baritones heard at the National Eisteddfod at Neath surpassed the highest stage ever reached. Baritone solo: Mr. Gwilym Jones, Yetradgynlais. An additional prize of a guinea was given by the Jilresident, Mr. John Hinds, M.P., to the runner up, Mr. W. E. Llewellyn, Caerau. _I Soprano 8olo< Miss Mair Jonœ. Car- marthen, who, said the adiudicator,Pû6-1 eeeee d a voice full of charm. She gave a highly finished rendition of both test i songs, and he predicted for her a bril- liant future. The president gave an ad- ditional prize to Miss Cissie Thomas, Treorchy. Pianoforte solo: Miss Claudia Lloyd. The Pines, Killay. MALE VOICE. The adjudication on the Male Voice < Choir competition was awaited with con- < eiderable interest, and when the board 1 of adjudicators came on the platform ( there was intense enthusiasm which gave < way to silence when Mr* Granville Ban- < tock stepped forward, and eaid he was « not going to stand between them and I the adjudication. But," be added, "I ) must congratulate you on the successful < result of the eisteddfod. Wales and her music are inseparable." (Cheers). Dr. Caradog Roberts, in a general criticism, eaid the competition had been excellent, and most of the choirs had reached a high standard of excellence. The test piece, composed by their esteemed colleague, Dr. Vaughan Thomas, was not: only a beautiful composition, but S niagiSficent test for any choir. It ,vras highly dramatic, and offered oppor- tunity for the imaginative ability of the conductors. There were three outstanding faults with the renderings that day- four points of excellence. The composi- tion called for grim humour, but there was an absence of it. Anoher fault was that the choirs stopped too often at the commas which obstructed the flow of musical renteneft. And there was also the tendency on the part of some .f the conductors to cramp the rendering; they did not give the choir that freedom so necessary for elasticity of rhythm. The four pointy of excellence was purity of tonal production, clear enunciation, the colouring, and in the case of one choir a spirit .of the grim humour. v THE ADJUDICATION. [ Dr. D. Vaughan Thomao. before mak- t ing known the award, said four of the choirs had been selected out of the four- teen, and having struck out of the com- j petition by giving the points gained by the 10 choirs, proceeded to give a sum- mary of the adjudication. No 2 (Ntwsteg) -Started very well, in fine mood, and thew was real art in the rendering throughout There were a few blemishes in the chording. There was & touch of grimness—that grim humour which Dr. Roberts referred to-but there was a lack of culture in the vocal sounds, I No. 9 (Swansea).—This was a choir that; There was fine, ponderous singing in the ¡ bass, a fine foundation of the-tonal struc- ture. The figure which ougfyt to loom throughout the piece was to some extent suggested, but they felt that even more oould have been portrayed. The poefh bad more in it than was brought out. The choir, however, was to be cofemended for what they brought out. On page 6 the rendering reached a high level, but the tempo taken was too slow, and the result was that it dragged on the pulsations. As one of the adjudicators put it. the choir was afraid to take risks; a little bit too anxious to be respectable—one of the most terrible sins in all art, For goodness sake." added Dr. Thomas; don^t be ro- ep-ectablo where art ii oo n corned Cut down every convention, and tread on everyone's toes, "olong as you Say what you think you have a right to Bar." (Cheers). No 10 (Williamstown).—Displayed a very fine tone indeed. The texture of the liarmony WM always beautiful. If he may be permitted to coin a word it was youthful beauty." Here they had some grim humour, and eome lofty, sustained phrasing. No. 11 (Welsh Giiards).-They were de- lighted to see a soldiers' choir, and glad to find that they had such a great recep- tion. But as adjndicators they were cold- blooded, end they dtid not look upon khaici 'of bine ^ith faronr.- (Applause.^ Birt they could say nice things about their singing.- ThS choir made a fine bold start, the basses, particularly, were fine, but the tenors, perhaps, rather failed in the big climaxes. The expression of the work was thoroughly serious and in earnest from beginning to end. WILLIAMSTOWN FIRST. I Dr. Thomas then gave the number of points: Williamstown (Mr. Ted I..èwi8). 92 Welsh Guard* (Corpl. J. Davies).. 82 Maesteg (Mr. T. Rugheg) 80 Swansea (Mr. L. Rr Bowen) 78 Marks of the remaining choirs were: Ton.vrefail and District. 76 N eat11 Ot'l)heuIJ.. 73 I ^Ja«stcg United .d ?I. ."? 72 I. 72 Ivhymney 71 Cwmuarc 68 Blaenclvdach 66' Taibach fri Fforestfach 1 63 Barry I 60 Inspector Thomas Powell announced that the special prize for the best mar- shalled ohoir was awarded to the Welsh Guards. It should be stated that only; one of the feet plecee was sung, Death" (Dr. Vaughan Thomas).. V 7 I BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. I The annual meeting of the Welsh Bibliographical Society was held at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, on Thursday evening, under the presidency of Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, M.P. There was a large at- tendance. After a reception bjr Aid. and Un, Jordan, of "Llansamlet, tltè Chairman.de- livered" a yery i nfceresting speech Oft the work dnne ariii contemplated by the society, and the hem. secretary (MA D. Rhys Phillips, Swansea) submitted a report showing financial success as well as excellent arrangements. The following were re-elected: Presi- dent, Sir Joha Williams, Bt., .G.C.V.O. > vice-presidents, the Rt. Hon. Lord Tre- owen, Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P., Sir Owen Edwards, Sir E. D. Jones; chairman of council, Mr. D. LleUfer Thomas, J.P.; editor, Mr. J. H. Davies, M.A. treasurer, Mr. J. Bailioger, M.A. The following members of the council were re-ejected: Sir E. Vincent Evans. Mr. H. Farr (Cardiff), Canon J. Fisher, j B.D.. Cefn; Prof. J. E. Lloyd (now Dr. j Lloyd), Bangor; and Principal D. Salmon, 8wauea. I El"t Lawisi M.,& » rfftd a j charming paper on The romance of things written in old books." In the dis- cission which followed Prof. J. Morris Jones and, othcrs. took. par^, A. > votes Of. thanka to the secretary, chair- man 'nn-1 Aid. and Mrs. Jordan were cor- j di&lly pad. and a number of new mem- > bers were nominated. J RECEIPTS TO DATE: 16,715. 1 The Eisteddfod receipts now amount to UJ6.715, made up as follows;-Subscrip- ti,om for prizes, k6M- tions for prizes, JS600 other subscriptions, £ 1,000; tickets sold in advance, £ 1,490; Monday's receipts, £ 276: Tuesday's re- ceipts, j61,347; Wednesday's receipts, iiOlS; Thursday's reoeipts, £ 1,D89. Reo. visttdr. estimates of expendfthi-e put the total.'at' ^8'1,500,'So there will be a eurplus addition to-which there will be the' reoeipts of ihe Cymianfa £ rdntt. on Fri""
I PRESENTIMENTS. I Remarkable presentimentS by Able-Sea- IIlan. Gliomas Atbell tod to Ms being charged and fined .25, at Sunderland, on Thursday, for failing: to join. hia ship. Attell told the Bench he did wit lilre,the loak of thn sbip, and felt ms: wbv Id happea if hx;?nt';wi? it. The o ;ce stated accused had deltbM-.l.1 'Z?o! four vessels through his presealiments, nnd each was torpedoed and lost shortly after leaving port. Attell had also been torpedoed four times.
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TlRYDAIL STRIKEw, Spreading in Other Collierfca? The strike at Tirydail Colliery (|I«9^. Cleevcs and Co., Ltd.), is 5Pte8d,ine\ the other collieries of the same company; On Thursday and Friday workmen of the Gellyoeidrim, I.landebie srd Cross lisi&da Collieries have downed tools in pathy, and altogether about 2,000 wo^k" men have ceased work. n, o men allege that following upon the action of the Dispute Board which met-at Cardiff last week no response has been made to the representation* of the work- men's representative. The disputs Jnui referenoe to the-ternia of underground hauliers whom, we under- stand, are prepared, and Jiave been pre- pared, to resume work on day wage late* pending eettlenient
A.S.C. M.T. (V.). 4, .t l(' .t No. 2 Qompany.—Orders for week endimt August 10th. 1918:— Friday. 9th. 8.0. Headquarters, Kelson- terrace. N.C.O's clam. Week endin 17th:— Monday 12th, 7.46. Readouatterg, Nelson* terrace, instructions for otmc at Porthoawl. Wednesday. 7.46 do.; do. Friday. 6J. fifad- ouarters. K.C.O s class. r- All names for Camp must be gent is by Monday. 12th inst. Men may attend on Friday. 16th. or Saturday. 17th. MUi .rstnrn on tbe 18th or 19th. The instruction will include platoon drill map reading, road oonvor discipline, mechanical instruction,; driving, guard and gentry duties. Hen must attend at Headquarters on Monday and Wednesday, the 12th and 14th, for ugulo, nf eouioment.—By order. 0. T. SntkexVi Capt. O.G. No 2 Company.